OPEN CHAT TODAY – Northern Hemisphere on Saturday, May 21, 2022 6:00 PM CDT/Southern Hemisphere on Sunday, May, 22 2022 9:00 AM AEST

What was your first inkling that you might be a witch? Remember everyone the word “Witch” covers all sexes. Please share with us whatever you feel comfortable with about your own spiritual and/or magickal path. This will be one of the topics for discussion at our Open Chat for the northern hemisphere on Saturday, May 21, 2022 starting at 6:00 PM CDT and for the southern hemisphere on Sunday, May, 22 2022, starting at 9:00 AM AEST. I put 2 hours aside for this gathering but it can run shorter or longer depending on the number of people attending and how the discussions flow. We will be using a Skype meeting room with everyone typing in what they would like to say. Almost any topic can be open for a discussion except for anything to do with dark/black magick. Please read the Gatherings Guidelines, located under WOTC’s School of Witchcraft on the main menu before contacting Lady Beltane at ladybeltane@aol.com for her information to enter the Skype meeting room. The chat is held in American English.

You can find your local starting time using this link:

Time Zone Converter – Time Difference Calculator (timeanddate.com) 

Use CHICAGO, IL at 6:00 PM/1800 than the largest city that is close to you for your local time.

Thank you and I really hope to see you there! This event will be held even if only 1 person wants to be part of it.

A Thought for Today

I hope to see you at today’s open chat!! For all the information you need see the post “OPEN CHAT TODAY”

Until we meet again dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests may you blessed be.

May 21, 2022 Daily Horoscopes Digest

Click here for Georgia Nicols daily horoscopes

Moon Alert

There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Moon is in Aquarius.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Stay alert today. For starters, a friend or a group might do something to surprise you. (“Whaaat?”) Meanwhile, transportation delays, missed buses, late appointments and confused communications are also a hassle. (Time to send out for dark chocolate?)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Be patient with parents, bosses and the police today because it’s easy to fly off the handle. (Let’s face it, it’s hard to keep your shirt on when you have to get something off your chest.) This agitation could be related to money delays or cheques that are late in the mail.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Travel disappointments might occur today due to cancellations, changes and delays. (These are always frustrating.) Even school schedules are unpredictable. Meanwhile, you are dealing with old friends from the past as well as goofy errors and misplaced items. Patience!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Stay on top of red-tape details related to banking, mortgages, loans and shared property because something unexpected will impact these areas today. Nobody likes surprises that hits them in their pocketbook. Often with issues like this, it’s wise to heed the old adage: “A stitch in time saves nine.”

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Old friends and contacts with groups from your past are back in your life. Perhaps this is what triggers a few surprises with a partner or close friend at the moment? Could it be that they’re surprised to learn more about your past? Maybe this is someone they never knew even existed. (No surprise here. All Leos have a past.)

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Expect a few surprises that are work-related today. (Something you didn’t see coming.) Hopefully, it’s not a breakdown of equipment or a computer glitch. Perhaps bosses and authority figures from the past might have something to do with this? For some, this surprise will be health related. Or something to do with a pet?

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Parents should know that this is a mildly accident-prone day for their kids; therefore, keep your eyes open! Meanwhile, social plans might suddenly change because of cancellations or delays. Or perhaps, you will suddenly receive an invitation? Could go either way.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Something will interrupt your home routine today. It could be a minor breakage or problem with a small appliance. Be patient with family members, especially parents, today to avoid arguments. You might be frustrated that news about money from the government or shared property is delayed.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Pay attention to everything you say and do today because this is a mildly accident-prone day for you. You don’t want to have any regrets, especially by blurting out something that later makes you wince. This could be prompted because ex-partners are back on the scene. Hmmm?

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today you might find money or lose money. Zooks! Be smart and protect your possessions against loss, theft or damage. Meanwhile, silly errors continue to plague you at work along with misplaced items and broken equipment. Possibly an old health concern is back. (Is there no mercy?)

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today the Moon is in your sign at odds with your ruler Uranus. This makes you impulsive and ready to jump to conclusions. You feel so independent you are inclined to do just the opposite of what anyone tells you to do. Oh yes, this is a high-spirited day!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today you have a strong craving for excitement. Nevertheless, this feeling is sort of smouldering beneath the surface of things. It’s there but it’s not obvious. This emotional unrest makes you want to be free from something. “I’ve gotta be me!”

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Lisa Edelstein (1966) shares your birthday today. You are an excellent conversationalist because you are clever, witty and articulate. You are passionate about whatever you seek. This is an exciting year because it’s a time of change and adaptation. Expect more personal freedom. Have the courage to explore new opportunities leading to new directions and new growth.

May 21, 2022 Birthday Horoscope Digest

May the next year of your life be better than the past year! 

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope from sunsigns.org

May 21 birthday horoscope predicts that the Gemini born on this day is ambitious with a great desire to succeed. All your efforts go into making a comfortable lifestyle for you and your loved ones. You will work hard to achieve your goals.

If today is your birthday, you like to eat at the finest restaurants and wear the best clothes. Your children will be brought up to be as successful as you will be.

This May 21st birthday personality sees the bigger picture and is capable of having a million dollar bank account. Part of the reason for this is speaking, believing and acting on the goal. You certainly have the stubborn determination to do it.

On the other hand, this Gemini birthday person can be entertaining and full of fun. Your children will love this part of you. Laughing and physical activity is a part of keeping your youthful attitude and appearance.

Among other things, those born today on May 21, are creative and have almost a photographic memory. You love people, but sometimes you might meet someone who is not as smart as you are.

The May 21 horoscope predicts that you want close friends and family rather than have a whole lot of insignificant people in your lives. Your close friends become extended family members that you depend on more so than your blood relatives. You will go out of your way to help others.

Your zodiac meanings say May 21 Twins are likely entangled with work demands to retain anything more than acquaintances outside of their immediate circle. However, you are most generous with your love, money and time. In romance, it shows that love is something that does not come easily for this Gemini.

As the May 21st zodiac sign is Gemini, you are typically a person who has an enthusiastic and rational attitude. You have a young character that naturally likes to flirt. You love the chase but can be unpredictable. One flaw that this Twin should consider is your inability to trust others or even self.

The May 21 birthday analysis suggests that you can be indecisive even after contemplating your emotions. You should be as honest and straightforward as possible. Sharing your interest and goals with your soul mate can be extremely intimate instead of being moody when things don‘t go your way.

The May 21 birthday personality are intelligent people. Nonetheless, you are more hands-on and initiative than most. Working with your hands gives you a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day. A job that is not mentally satisfying may not be for the Gemini born on this day.

The May 21 zodiac person knows how to budget if necessary to balance bill paying, splurging and saving. Those born on this day will save and perhaps invest monies in having a secure retirement. This is all-important to this Gemini.

Money management is not based on how much you make but what you do with it. This birthday characteristic ensures that you will work hard to achieve the dreams and goals that are set. With all your expertise, marketing is not one of them. This could only increase notoriety for the May 21st Gemini birthday!

The May 21 astrology analysis predicts that you often give the appearance of being in shape. But in actuality, good health can be of a challenge for you. The people born on this day can be typically lazy when it comes to adhering to a proper exercise routine or healthy food choices.

The May 21 Gemini natives should be aware that eating foods that are natural could reduce calorie intake. Processed foods are not the best foods to reduce body fat. Sometimes all it takes is a little change in your eating habits, exercise routine and sleep practices to make a big difference.

If your birthday is today on May 21, you are likely to have desires to eat at expensive restaurants and wear the finest shoes made by man. This Gemini can be comical and fun people. Also, you do not always have the best luck when it comes to love. Those born on this day are natural flirts who cannot even trust themselves.

Characteristically, the May 21st born can be lethargic individuals when it comes to keeping a fit body. It is suggested that you take care of the frame and core to ensure a pleasurable and exciting retirement.

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On May 21

Chris BenoitNotorious BIGRaymond Burr, Ron Isley, Alexander Pope, Leo Sayer, Mr. T, Fats Waller, Ricky Williams

See: Famous Celebrities Born On May 21

This Day That Year – May 21st In History

1804 – The expedition of Lewis & Clark is initiated.
1846 – The first steamship arrives in Hawaii.
1917 – First American drafted – Leo Pinckney, a soldier in WWI.
1945 – Wedding day for Lauren Bacall & Humphrey Bogart.

May 21 Mithuna Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

May 21 Chinese Zodiac HORSE

May 21 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planets are Venus & Mercury.
Venus symbolizes personal magnetism, creativity, and new tastes.
Mercury symbolizes short travels, communication, and expression of self.

May 21 Birthday Symbols

The Bull Is The Symbol For The Taurus Sun Sign
The Twins Are The Symbol Of The Gemini Sun Sign

May 21 Birthday Tarot Card

Your BirthDay Tarot Card is The World. This card symbolizes the completion of a phase in your life, and you are just waiting for the results. The Minor Arcana cards are Eight of Swords and King of Swords.

May 21 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Aries: This will be a light and happy love match.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign PiscesThis is a relationship that will need quite a bit of compromise.

See Also:

May 21 Lucky Numbers

Number 3 – This number stands for kindness, creativity, encouragement, and adventure.
Number 8 – This number symbolizes a Karmic relationship between material comforts and spirituality.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For May 21 Birthday

Purple: This color signifies psychic strengths, magic, knowledge and divine consciousnesses.
Orange: This is a color of positivity, success, good fortune and social well being.

Lucky Days For May 21 Birthday

Friday – This day is ruled by Venus which stands for artistic interests, creativity, relationships, money, finance, and income.
Thursday – This day is ruled by Jupiter and represents knowledge, generosity, luck, and happiness.

May 21 Birthstone Agate

Agate gemstone is known to help you improve your inner strength and become more confident.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On May 21st

A best seller novel for the Gemini man and an excellent smelling cologne or perfume for the woman. The May 21 birthday personality loves gifts that further their dreams.

May 21, 2022 Current Moon Phase Digest

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious, you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else was born.

From Moongiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with an illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9pm and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.

Visit the May 2022 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waning Gibbous Phase

The Waning Gibbous on May 21 has an illumination of 64%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On May 21 the Moon is 20.79 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.

Phase Details

Phase: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 64%
Moon Age: 20.79 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 367,523.86 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,432,751.47 km

Useful Moon Resources

May 21, 2022 Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions Digest

If you want to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link

Currentplanetarypositions.com

To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) for your local time use this link

For Your Local Time and Date

Northwestern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Los Angeles, California, USA

May 21, 2022
07:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM PDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:00 Gemini 42
Moon:17 Aquarius 56
Mercury:00 Gemini 44 Rx
Venus:22 Aries 02
Mars:27 Pisces 38
Jupiter:02 Aries 01
Saturn:25 Aquarius 05
Uranus:15 Taurus 44
Neptune:25 Pisces 04
Pluto:28 Capricorn 29 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 29 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Taurus 05 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):04 Cancer 06

Chiron:15 Aries 02
Ceres:02 Cancer 40
Pallas:09 Taurus 29
Juno:10 Pisces 16
Vesta:29 Aquarius 15

Eris:24 Aries 43

Fire:4
Earth:5
Air:5
Water:5
Cardinal:7
Fixed:7
Mutable:5

Northern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, USA

May 21, 2022
05:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:00 Gemini 38
Moon:16 Aquarius 45
Mercury:00 Gemini 46 Rx
Venus:21 Aries 56
Mars:27 Pisces 34
Jupiter:02 Aries 00
Saturn:25 Aquarius 05
Uranus:15 Taurus 44
Neptune:25 Pisces 04
Pluto:28 Capricorn 29 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 29 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Taurus 05 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):04 Cancer 06

Chiron:15 Aries 02
Ceres:02 Cancer 38
Pallas:09 Taurus 27
Juno:10 Pisces 14
Vesta:29 Aquarius 13

Eris:24 Aries 43

Fire:4
Earth:5
Air:5
Water:5
Cardinal:7
Fixed:7
Mutable:5

Northeastern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

21 May 2022
10:00 am GMT 12:00 PM CEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:00 Gemini 21
Moon:12 Aquarius 38
Mercury:00 Gemini 56 Rx
Venus:21 Aries 36
Mars:27 Pisces 21
Jupiter:01 Aries 57
Saturn:25 Aquarius 05
Uranus:15 Taurus 43
Neptune:25 Pisces 03
Pluto:28 Capricorn 29 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 29 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Taurus 06 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):04 Cancer 04

Chiron:15 Aries 01
Ceres:02 Cancer 31
Pallas:09 Taurus 19
Juno:10 Pisces 09
Vesta:29 Aquarius 08

Eris:24 Aries 43

Fire:4
Earth:5
Air:5
Water:5
Cardinal:7
Fixed:7
Mutable:5

May 21 Tarot Card, Rune, Witch’s Rune, Ogham Divination Journal

Tarot

From Tarotx.com – Crowley Tarot | Thoth Tarot Deck

4 Of Wands

Instinct Order (unifying, perfecting and overcoming the opposites).
Purpose Control (principle of power).
The Light Complete, inner perfection, spiritual ideals.
The Shadow Overestimating yourself; blasphemy, insensitivity.
Quality Overestimating yourself; blasphemy, insensitivity.

Menu of Contents

I. Analyze and describe 4 of Wands Thoth Tarot

II. Interpretation of 4 of Wands Thoth Tarot

III. Similar correlations of 4 of Wands Thoth Tarot

IV. 4 of Wands Thoth card in the upright and reverse

V. 4 of Wands Thoth card in Celtic Cross spread

 

 

Gothic Rune

From The Rune Site – Gothic Runes

Algs/Ezec

Sound: “z”
Stands for: Power (of the elk)
Casting meaning: The rune Algs represents the power that is found in an elk. The Gothic rune of Ezec represents the fifteen starts of traditional European astronomy.

Witch’s Rune

From Otherwordly Oracle – Witches Runes

The Eye

Third eye, seeing the truth, clairvoyance, someone’s watching, the evil eye and protection. This rune is my favorite. The all-seeing eye. It represents seeing things unseen, also seeing the beauty in things others don’t. Can also be a warning of the evil eye or someone watching.

Druid Ogham

From A Druid Ogham – For more about Ur

Ur

Intimacy, gentleness, sweetness, kindness, positivity, partnership

Tree: Heather (Erica spp., Calluna spp.)

Letter: U

Ur speaks of deep relationships, family, mates, and close friendships in both the biological family and non-biological family sense. It is nearly impossible to survive as a true hermit. As much as it can seem desirable at times to cut oneself off from the rest of society, the truth is we are stronger together. One of the immeasurable benefits of a light touch — letting go of small grievances, avoiding childish selfishness, and not letting irritability get the upper hand — is deep and lasting relationships. When you want something, chances are coaxing rather than forcing will get you the result you want… just like the old saying “you win more flies with honey than you do with vinegar.” Depending on your personality or mood, sweetness may seem counterintuitive. This Ogham suggests perhaps sweetness/gentleness is the best policy.

Nature is often fantastically cruel but she is also a protector and nurturer. Ur is her nurturing side. Ur teaches the beauty of the long cycle and of the flow that often goes unnoticed by busy, modern people. True kindness improves everything around you. Just as a single common plantain has an important role to play in a many-acred meadow, your small act of graciousness will reverberate and help you to evolve into an improved version of yourself. Don’t underestimate a single time where you checked your temper or did the right thing when you were tempted to do the opposite. Everything you do matters. Everything you do is part of the flow. You are indeed being watched, if only by a more enlightened version of yourself who knows better.

Questions to ask yourself when you draw Ur: …

May 21 I Ching, Numerology, Angel Number, Animal Spirit Guide or Helper Divination Journal

I Ching

Click here for more information about Hexagram 57 from iching.online

Hexagram Fifty – Seven/57

Sun / The Penetrating Wind

Wind follows upon wind, wandering the earth, penetrating gently but persistently:
The Superior Person expands his influence by reaffirming his decisions and carrying out his promises.

Small, persistent, focused effort brings success.
Seek advice from someone you respect.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

Gentle persuasion is the key in this instance.
Though the words are soft, their speaker must be firm, calm and confident.
Gentle words are worthless if spoken with trepidation.
Wordless influence by example is also effective in this situation.
All persuasion should be almost unfelt, yet consistent and persistent.
Ask for feedback from someone you know to be an effective persuader.

Numerology

From astrogle.com

Fifty – Seven

It represents intelligence and inventiveness. It brings wisdom in the later part of life. It is very creative and unconventional.

Angel Number

Click here for more information about Angel Number 57 from informationseries.com

Fifty – Seven

Have you often seen the same numbers these days, or have you been curious about those numbers?

Some people don’t care about it just by chance, but sometimes it’s not a coincidence.

Do you know the angel number?

Each number has its own meaning, and the angel combines the numbers to convey a message to you.

If you understand the message, you will be able to understand what your life is like now and what you should do in the future.

Here, we introduce in detail the meaning of the angel number “57”.

Elements of angel number “57”: The basic meaning of angel number “5”

It means that your life is now at a turning point.

There is a strong message that a big change will occur, which will make your life different from your previous life.

There are two major changes, good and …

Animal Spirit Guide or Animal Spirit Helper

Click here for more information about the spiritual meaning for the Turtle from UniGuide.com

Turtle + Sea Turtle

Turtle symbolism and meanings include longevity, perseverance, steadfastness, protection, retreat, healing, tranquility, the Earth, and transformationFor as long as humans have walked the Earth, there have been turtles. Thus, human beings have been telling stories about turtles for a very long time. In addition, the turtle spirit animal is an important figure to many people who feel a kinship with these animals, whether land or sea turtles. In this post, you’ll learn about turtle and sea turtle mythology and meanings, the turtle spirit animal, and more.

Table of Contents

Difference Between a Turtle, Sea Turtle, Terrapin, and Tortoise

What does a turtle symbolize?

Detailed Turtle and Sea Turtle Symbols and Meanings

Turtle Spirit Animal

Turtle Power Animal

Turtle Totem

Turtle Mythology and Folklore

Native American Turtle Meanings

Australian Aboriginal Creation Myths About Turtles

Polynesian Turtle Symbolism and Myths

Japanese Turtle Symbolism and Stories

Turtle Symbolism in China

Turtles in Taiwan

Turtle Symbolism in Vietnam

Turtle Meaning in Hinduism

Turtle Meaning in Ancient Egypt

Mesopotamia

Sufi Turtle Symbolism

Turtle Symbolism in Nordic Cultures

Turtles in Celtic Mythology

Turtle Dream Meaning

Turtle Tattoo

Organizations that Protect Turtles

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Saturday

From awithintime.weebly.com

Friday- Ruled by Venus. Love, sex, marriage, fertility and friendship.

Planet – Venus

Sign – Libra, Taurus

Angel – Ariel

Color – Green, Blue, Pink, White

Plants – Pink rose, ivy, birch, heather, clematis, sage, violet, water lily

Stone – Rose Quartz, moonstone, pink tourmaline, peridot, emerald, jade

Intention – Romantic love, friendships, beauty, soul mates, artistic ability, harmony

Element – Earth, air

More Qualities – Love, art, beauty, money, woman, passion, friendship, affection, relationships, partners, alliances, grace, beauty, luxury, social activity, marriage, decorating, cosmetics, gifts, income, growth, gardening, architects, artists, beauticians, chiropractors, dancers, designers, engineers, entertainers, fashion, music, painting, poetry, courtship, dating, decorating homes, household improvements, planning parties, shopping

Saturday- Ruled by Saturn. Psychic ability, meditation, and communication with spirits. 

Spell for Today – Black Tourmaline Boundary Spell

 

Saturday is the sixth day of the work week. It’s officially the weekend. Some see it as one of the luckiest days for gambling. It’s one of those days where you can do what you need around your home and relax, as well. You can take care of a little business, then, reap the rewards. It’s a really good day to do collect, courage, reap, gamble and exercise spells.

 

Black Tourmaline Boundary Spell

If you are the sort of person who really wants or needs a fast crystal protection spell that is no muss, no fuss, then try out this Saturday witchery while working with your black tourmaline. Hold the black tourmaline jewelry piece or the raw chunks of stone in your hands. Visualize what it is that you want them to do. Then repeat the following spell verse three times:

Lovely tourmaline crystal so chunky and black
Reflect all negativity right out and back
While I am inside of this magickal boundary
I am protected from any psychic vampires
By the element of earth, keep me free from the mire
May this crystal spell grant the outcome I desire.

Now go ahead and work with the black tourmaline. I bet that you will notice a huge difference.

Book of Witchery Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
Ellen Dugan

 

May 21 Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2022 May 21

Planetary Nebula Abell 7

Image Credit & Copyright: Donald Waid, Ron Dilulio

Explanation: Very faint planetary nebula Abell 7 is some 1,800 light-years distant, just south of Orion in planet Earth’s skies in the constellation Lepus, The Hare. Surrounded by Milky Way stars and near the line-of-sight to distant background galaxies, its generally simple spherical shape, about 8 light-years in diameter, is outlined in this deep telescopic image. Within its confines are beautiful, more complex details enhanced by the use of narrowband filters. Emission from hydrogen is shown in reddish hues with oxygen emission mapped to green and blue colors, giving Abell 7 a natural appearance that would otherwise be much too faint to be appreciated by eye. A planetary nebula represents a very brief final phase in stellar evolution that our own Sun will experience 5 billion years hence, as the nebula’s central, once sun-like star shrugs off its outer layers. Abell 7 itself is estimated to be 20,000 years old. Its central star is seen here as a fading white dwarf some 10 billion years old.

May 21 Today in History and the Word of the Day

Today’s Important Historical Events

1792 Mount Unzen on Japan’s Shimabara Peninsula, erupts creating a tsunami, killing about 15,000; Japan’s deadliest volcanic eruption

1832 1st US Democratic National Convention held in Baltimore

1871 -July 28] French regular troops attack Commune of Paris; 17,000 die

1927 Aviator Charles Lindbergh, in the Spirit of St Louis, lands in Paris after the first solo air crossing of Atlantic

1932 After flying for 17 hours from Newfoundland, Amelia Earhart lands near Londonderry, Northern Ireland, becoming the 1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman

Today’s Historical Events

878 Syracuse is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily

879 Pope John VIII gives blessings to duke Branimir and to Croatian people, considered to be international recognition of the Croatian state

996 Pope Gregory V crowns his cousin Otto III as Holy Roman Emperor in St Peter’s Basilica in Rome

1040 King Henry III gives Utrecht the Groninger currency

1216 French crown prince Louis enters England, having been invited by barons at war with King John

1260 Hao Jing, envoy of Mongol leader Kublai Khan imprisoned by order of the high Chancellor of China, Jia Sidao at the Song Dynasty court of Emperor Lizong while attempting to negotiate with the Song

1281 Kublai Khan‘s second invasion of Japan begins with an attack on Tsushima Island but meets fierce resistance; his troops are forced to withdraw

1382 Earthquake centered on Dover Straits with estimated magnitude of 6.0 causes widespread damage, including to Canterbury Cathedral

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1908 1st American horror movie silent film “Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde” premieres in Chicago

1922 Rollin Kirby’s “On the Road to Moscow” is the 1st cartoon to receive a Pulitzer Prize

1955 WFRV TV channel 5 in Green Bay, Wisconsin (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1956 WITI TV channel 6 in Milwaukee, WI (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1968 Paul McCartney and girlfriend Jane Asher attend an Andy Williams concert

1968 WEKW TV channel 52 in Keene, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting

1980 “Star Wars Episode V – Empire Strikes Back”, produced by George Lucas opens in cinemas in UK and North America

1981 Kim Seelbrede, (Ohio), crowned 30th Miss USA

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1892 Ruggero Leoncavallo’s opera “I Pagliacci” premieres in Milan

1941 Singer Johan Heesters visits Dachau concentration camp

1955 Harold Arlen and Truman Capote‘ musical “House of Flowers” closes at Alvin Theater, NYC, after 165 performances

1959 “Gypsy” opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 702 performances

1960 Leontyne Price becomes the first African American to sing the lead at Teatro alla Scala in Milan in “Aida”

1966 “Downtown” by Mrs Miller hits #82

1966 “Time for Singing” opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 41 performances

1966 Louie Louie by The Kingsmen reentered the chart & hits #97

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1819 1st bicycles (swift walkers) in US introduced in NYC

1866 1st-class debut of cricketer Fred Grace aged 15 years 159 days at the Magdalen Ground, Oxford

1878 4th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Carter aboard Day Star wins in 2:37.25

1881 US National Lawn Tennis Association is established in NYC, New York

1886 14th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Bard wins in 2:45

1891 Australian boxer Peter Jackson and future world heavyweight champion Jim Corbett fight a No Contest in 61 rounds at California Athletic Club, San Francisco

1904 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) forms in Paris

1907 32nd Preakness: G Mountain aboard Don Enrique wins in 1:45.4

Today’s Word is

Namby-pamby

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Namby-pamby / adjective / nam·by-pam·by

Namby-pamby is the word we use to describe people believed to be lacking in strength or courage. We see someone described as “namby-pamby” as feeble or spineless in response to situations that call for a stronger behavior response.

People often associate the word “namby-pamby” with a male who is behaving in an “effeminate” fashion. Being called a “namby-pamby” is not a compliment. It is a sign that whomever is doing the name-calling lacks respect for the person who is the subject of their verbal attacks.

Etymology

The English word namby-pamby entered language in the mid-1700s around 1745. We derived it from early Ambrose and adopted it into popular use in the mid-18th century. Etymologists say the word was initially used to describe the characteristics of an English writer ridiculed by the public and leading officials of the time. We use namby-pamby as both an adjective and a noun with its original meaning.

In a Sentence

The namby-pamby just stood by and watched while his family was in danger.

The employees all secretly called their boss a namby-pamby behind his back.

Stop acting like such a namby-pamby and step up to the plate!

Synonym

Effeminate, Spineless

Antonym

Backboned, Strong

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22 May 2022 Southern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions Digest

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Southeastern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America

22 May 2022
03:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:01 Gemini 30
Moon:29 Aquarius 32
Mercury:00 Gemini 15 Rx
Venus:23 Aries 00
Mars:28 Pisces 15
Jupiter:02 Aries 10
Saturn:25 Aquarius 06
Uranus:15 Taurus 47
Neptune:25 Pisces 05
Pluto:28 Capricorn 29 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 29 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Taurus 02 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):04 Cancer 12

Chiron:15 Aries 04
Ceres:03 Cancer 01
Pallas:09 Taurus 52
Juno:10 Pisces 31
Vesta:29 Aquarius 29

Eris:24 Aries 44

Fire:4
Earth:5
Air:5
Water:5
Cardinal:7
Fixed:7
Mutable:5

Southern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Cape Town, South Africa

22 May 2022
10:00 am GMT 12:00 PM SAST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:01 Gemini 18
Moon:26 Aquarius 39
Mercury:00 Gemini 22 Rx
Venus:22 Aries 46
Mars:28 Pisces 06
Jupiter:02 Aries 08
Saturn:25 Aquarius 06
Uranus:15 Taurus 46
Neptune:25 Pisces 05
Pluto:28 Capricorn 29 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 29 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Taurus 03 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):04 Cancer 10

Chiron:15 Aries 03
Ceres:02 Cancer 56
Pallas:09 Taurus 46
Juno:10 Pisces 27
Vesta:29 Aquarius 26

Eris:24 Aries 44

Fire:4
Earth:5
Air:5
Water:5
Cardinal:7
Fixed:7
Mutable:5

Southwestern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 

22 May 2022
02:00 am GMT 12:00 PM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:00 Gemini 59
Moon:22 Aquarius 01
Mercury:00 Gemini 33 Rx
Venus:22 Aries 22
Mars:27 Pisces 51
Jupiter:02 Aries 04
Saturn:25 Aquarius 06
Uranus:15 Taurus 45
Neptune:25 Pisces 04
Pluto:28 Capricorn 29 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 29 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Taurus 04 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):04 Cancer 08

Chiron:15 Aries 03
Ceres:02 Cancer 48
Pallas:09 Taurus 37
Juno:10 Pisces 21
Vesta:29 Aquarius 20

Eris:24 Aries 44

Fire:4
Earth:5
Air:5
Water:5
Cardinal:7
Fixed:7
Mutable:5