May 9 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1386 Treaty of Windsor between Portugal and England (oldest diplomatic alliance in the world still in force)

1865 President Andrew Johnson issues a proclamation declaring armed resistance in the South is virtually at an end; this is the commonly accepted end date of the American Civil War

1901 The First Australian Parliament opens in Melbourne, though the first working session will not be until 21 May

1941 British intelligence at Bletchley Park breaks German spy codes after capturing Enigma machines aboard the weather ship Muenchen

1945 World War II: The Soviet Union marks Victory Day

1960 US becomes the first country to legalize the birth control pill

2018 Historic win in Malaysian general election by opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan led by 92 year old former Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, defeating Prime Minister Najib Razak and ending 61 years of rule by the Barisan Nasional coalition

Today’s Historical Events

328 Athanasius is elected Patriarch bishop of Alexandria

1092 Lincoln Cathedral is consecrated in Lincoln, England

1386 Treaty of Windsor between Portugal and England (oldest diplomatic alliance in the world still in force)

1450 ‘Abd al-Latif (Timurid monarch) is assassinated

1460 Courtyard of the episcopal palace in Atrecht (akak Arras) has witch burnings

1502 Christopher Columbus leaves Spain on his 4th and final trip to the New World

1519 Austrian adel and burgerij in uprising against central government

1573 Polish Parliament selects Duke of Anjou as king

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1754 1st newspaper cartoon in America-divided snake “Join or Die”

1946 1st hour long entertainment TV show, “NBC’s Hour Glass” premieres

1958 “Vertigo”, American film noir psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, is released

1971 23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman & Jean Stapleton win

1980 Slasher horror film “Friday the 13th” is released in US cinemas

1991 Italian actress Laura Antonelli found guilty of cocaine possession (conviction overturned 2006)

1992 Final episode of “Golden Girls” airs on NBC-TV

1992 Michelle McLean, 19, of Namibia, crowned 41st Miss Universe

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1868 Anton Bruckner‘s 1st Symphony in C, premieres

1944 Country singer Jimmie Davis becomes Governor of Louisiana

1950 Norman Dello Joio’s opera, “The Triumph of St. Joan”, premieres in Bronxville, New York

1962 The Beatles sign their 1st contract with EMI Parlophone

1964 Peter & Gordon release “A World Without Love”

1965 The Beatles attend a Bob Dylan concert, at the Royal Albert Hall in London

1976 “So Long 174th St” closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 16 performances

1978 “Ain’t Misbehavin'” opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 1604 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1889 15th Kentucky Derby: Thomas Kiley aboard Spokane wins in 2:34.50

1901 Cleveland’s Earl Moore no-hits Chicago White Sox 9 inn but loses in 10th 4-2

1914 40th Kentucky Derby: John McCabe aboard Old Rosebud wins in 2:03.4

1927 52nd Preakness: Whitey Abel aboard Bostonian wins in 2:01.6

1930 55th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6

1931 56th Preakness: George Ellis aboard Mate wins in 1:59

1932 57th Preakness: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 1:59.8

1937 Reds beat Phillies 21-10 (Ernie Lombardi goes 6 for 6)

The Daily OM for February 19th – An Alphabet of Enlightenment

An Alphabet of Enlightenment
Runes

by Madisyn Taylor

When casting the Runes you will find illumination in the unlimited possibilities laid out before you.

Many millennia ago in northern Europe, ancient peoples sought a means to understand their roles in the world at large. They created runes—an alphabet of symbols that served both as a functional writing system and as a unique system of divination. Though the symbols themselves were little more than varying combinations of straight lines carved on natural mediums such as wood, stone, or bone, these individuals devised a method of comprehending the past, making sense of the present, and interpreting the future using the runes as guides. The significance of each symbol was a product of its general orientation once cast and its location with respect to other runes. In the present, runes can play the same role in our lives that they played in the chronicles of distant history. Through them, we open ourselves to a form of universal guidance that helps us help ourselves.

There are many casting styles, each of which serves an individual function. Casting a single rune can help you answer specific questions or choose a daily meditation subject. Three runes, cast during confusing or distressing situations, provide you with insights into the past, present, and future—as represented by the first, second, and third runes cast, respectively. A nine-rune cast can help you understand where you are on your spiritual path. The runes that land face up relate to your current circumstances and the events leading up to them, and any runes touching are read as concurrences. Rune readings, however, are by their very nature subjective and open to interpretation. Your casting style should reflect your intuitive knowledge of your needs. Grabbing a handful of runes to cast at random can be just as effective as choosing a set number to cast.

Whether you buy your runes or carve them yourself is less important than your sincere desire to understand the messages conveyed to you via this alphabet of enlightenment. Your intentions will have a direct impact on the wisdom you receive while casting. The runes are representative of forces outside of the realm of human understanding, so your intent will act as your anchor. By simply reading the runes, you will find illumination in the unlimited possibilities laid out before you in each new cast

The Daily OM

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Your Animal Spirit for February 19th – The Green Man

Your Animal Spirit for the Today

Green Man

Green Man peers out of the foliage to remind you that not all of life’s mysteries have logical solutions. Be open to magical opportunities, spirit allies, and unconventional paths. Get out into the wilderness, ground yourself in meditation, and listen for Green Man’s wisdom. You may just catch sight of him eyeing you in his leafy camouflage.

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Morrigan, Raven Queen

morrighan

Morrigan, Morrigan, three times three,

Hear the words I ask of thee.

Grant me vision, Grant me power,

Cheer me in my darkest hour.

As the night overtakes the day,

Morrigan, Morrigan, light my way.

Morrigan,Morrigan, Raven Queen,

Round & round the Hawthorn green.

Queen of beauty, Queen of Art,

Yours my body, Yours my heart.

All my trust I place in thee,

Morrigan, Morrigan, Be with me.

~ Luna’s Grimoire ~

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Today’s Tarot Card for Feb. 14 is The Emperor

The Emperor

Friday, Feb 14th, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the most practical terms, what has traditionally been called the Emperor card represents the highest leadership, a head of state or the most exemplary and powerful person in the realm. This archetypal ruler is responsible for the positive working out of affairs of a society or community, which are directly proportional to his well being and happiness.

The more enlightenment and cosmic perspective this energy brings, the better life is for all. The Emperor archetype masters the world of matter and physical manifestation. When you apply this card to your situation, acknowledge your potentials for mastery. Reinforce a sense of sovereignty within yourself, despite any self-limiting beliefs, habits or appearances to the contrary.

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The Daily Motivator for Feb. 12th – Get yourself through

Get yourself through

Wishing, complaining, begging and avoiding won’t do it. The way to get  through it is to go through it.

If there’s something you’ve been putting off, put it back on and get it done.  If there’s a problem that’s been chasing you, stop running, stop hiding and  start solving.

You can be amazingly resourceful and effective when you want to be. Now is  the time to want to be.

When the situation feels painful, imagine how great you will feel to get  beyond it. Imagine, and then manifest your imagined outcome by doing what you  must do.

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and its brightness comes from your  efforts. Make those efforts, keep that light shining brightly and get yourself  through to the other side.

You’ve made a positive difference many times before and you absolutely can do  it again. Feel your purposeful power as it successfully pushes you through.

— Ralph Marston

The Daily Motivator

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Your Animal Spirit for Feb. 9th is The Cardinal

Your Animal Spirit for Today

Cardinal   
Wake up! Cardinal is chirping at you—bringing a message of personal power. Stop shrinking from your destiny. Stop pretending that you are less than. If you are unsure of your path, ask Cardinal to fly with you—it’s certain he will help you focus, gain clarity, formulate a plan, become self-assured, and step out into the world with the confidence befitting a person of your power.

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February 4th – King of Frost Day

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February 4th – King of Frost Day

Prior to World War I, a fair was held on this day in London to honor the King of Frost. All the townspeople would gather on the Thames River, normally frozen over at this time, and petition the King of Frost to bring forth Spring. The festival died out during the war.

Along the Welsh border people continue to celebrate this day by gathering snowdrops, sometimes called Candlemas Bells. These bright flowers are tied into bundles and used to purify the hearth and home.

In Honor Of King Frost

Spring House Blessing

To encourage the return of Spring, tie a bunch of snowdrops with green ribbon and hang over the main entrance of your home as you repeat:

Candlemas Bells, snowdrops so white,
Cast away shadows, bring forth the light.
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Daily Feng Shui News for Jan. 30th – ‘National Inane Answering Message Day’

‘National Inane Answering Message Day’ reminds me to remind you that leaving old messages, be they voicemail, text or emails, on your tech devices creates clutter in your mind the same way that leaving your laundry around clutters up your home. Today, clean out all old messages so you can start February clear-headed and happy.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

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Your Charm for January 27th is The Serpent

Your Charm for Today

Today’s Meaning:

This aspect will be affected by someone’s illness being shed. Their healing will cause positive changes within this aspect for you.

General Description:

In primeval days the Serpent deeply appealed to man’s imagination, and owing to its length of life was used as the emblem for wisdom and eternity. It was a household god in ancient Rome, and sacred to their god of medicine. The Romans believed that the Serpent renewed its youth by casting its skin, and it became their symbol for long life and vitality. In India the Serpent symbolizes the infinite duration of time and wisdom. Serpent rings were worn to ensure health, strength, and long life. The rings were also believed to possess great protective and enduring virtues. The Serpent was a mark of royalty in Egypt, and worn as a head dress or UR.AEUS

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Your Animal Spirit for January 24th is The Greenman

Your Animal Spirit for Today
January 24, 2014

 

Green Man

Green Man peers out of the foliage to remind you that not all of life’s mysteries have logical solutions. Be open to magical opportunities, spirit allies, and unconventional paths. Get out into the wilderness, ground yourself in meditation, and listen for Green Man’s wisdom. You may just catch sight of him eyeing you in his leafy camouflage.

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Your Charm for January 16th is The Ankh

Your Charm of the Day

The Ankh  

 Today’s Meaning:     

You may need help from a higher law to balance this aspect. This law could be a supervisor, a mediator or even a judgment through a legal venue.

General Description:

Throughout Egyptian civilization, which lasted some 6,000 years, charms and talismans played a conspicuous part, both in their religious and civil life. The Ankh, the symbol of life one of Egypt’s most popular and ancient amulets, was supposed to bestow upon the wearer, intelligence, power, and abundance. It was formed by the hieroglyphic RU, O, set on a cross, the loop RU representing a fish’s mouth (supposed to give bathe to water), and in this form represents the key of the Nile which inundates the country fertilizing the land and bringing prosperity. Most of the Egyptian gods are shown holding an Ankh, and their kings always carried on at their coronations.

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A Little Humor for Your Day – Irish Joke

Irish Joke

John O’Reilly hoisted his beer and said, “Here’s to spending the rest of me life, between the legs of me wife!” That won him the top prize at the pub for the best toast of the night!

He went home and told his wife, Mary, “I won the prize for the best toast of the night.”

She said, “Aye, did ye now. And what was your toast?”

John said, “Here’s to spending the rest of me life, sitting in church beside me wife.”

“Oh, that is very nice indeed, John!” Mary said.

The next day, Mary ran into one of John’s drinking buddies on the street corner. The man chuckled leeringly and said, “John won the prize the other night at the pub with a toast about you, Mary.”

She said, “Aye, he told me, and I was a bit surprised myself. You know, he’s only been there twice in the last four years. Once he fell asleep, and the other time I had to pull him by the ears to make him come.”

Turok’s Cabana

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Your Animal Spirit for Jan. 14 is Green Man

Your Animal Spirit for Today
January 14, 2014

Green Man

Green Man peers out of the foliage to remind you that not all of life’s mysteries have logical solutions. Be open to magical opportunities, spirit allies, and unconventional paths. Get out into the wilderness, ground yourself in meditation, and listen for Green Man’s wisdom. You may just catch sight of him eyeing you in his leafy camouflage.

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