Celtic Tree Month of the Alder Moon: March 18 – April 14

From learnreligions.com

At the time of the Spring Equinox, or Ostara, the Alder is flourishing on riverbanks, roots in the water, bridging that magical space between both heaven and earth. The Alder month, called Fearn by the Celts, and pronounced fairin, is a time for making spiritual decisions, magic relating to prophecy and divination, and getting in touch with your own intuitive processes and abilities. Alder flowers and twigs are known as charms to be used in Faerie magic. Whistles were once made out of Alder shoots to call upon Air spirits, so it’s an ideal wood for making a pipe or flute if you’re musically inclined.

One Type of Irish Alder Tree

From ireland-calling.com

Alder tree in Celtic mythology – balanced between male and female

In Celtic mythology, the alder tree was symbolic of a balance between female and male principles since it possesses both female and male catkins on the same branch.

Alder tree in Celtic mythology

Fearn, F – The alder represents the third letter of the ogham alphabet ‘Fearn’ and the fourth month in the Celtic tree calendar.

The alder is a member of the birch family generally found near streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands. It is known for creating a fertile, lush environment for surrounding animal and plant life.

Tree of fairies for the ancient druids

The druids also associated the tree with courage and the evolving spirit, and linked it with death and resurrection. This belief was shared in Austria too, where the wood of the alder was thought to make the dead come back to life.

Ogham, the mysterious language of the trees The Origins of the Ogham alphabet are still a mystery for many historians, but it is primarily thought to be an early form of the Irish written Language.

In Irish mythology the first human man was made from the alder tree which is considered a tree of the fairies, protected by the water fairy-folk but also representing fire and earth.

In parts of old Ireland it was considered a crime to cut down an alder tree because the tree spirit would get angry and burn down houses in revenge.

This possibly came about because when felled, the wood of the alder turns from white to an unnerving blood red due to its bright red-orange sap.

Alder wood good for building

The sap, leaves and bark of the alder were all used to make dyes; green from the leaves, red from the sap and brown from the bark. The dyes were often used to tan leather. Wood of the alder is flexible and resistant to the rotting effects of water.

Fearn, F – The alder represents the third letter of the ogham alphabet ‘Fearn’ and the fourth month in the Celtic tree calendar.

Due to these qualities it was often used to build bridges, pipes, milk pales and pilings for causeways across marshlands. Parts of Venice were built on alder pilings.

In medicine, the alder leaves and bark, which contain tannins, were used as an antiseptic and an astringent to treat skin wounds, rashes and swollen glands.

According to the Woodland League of Ireland, the value of the alder to the Irish in the past was for making clogs, masts of ships and shields. Alder wood was particularly impressive as a shield.

It is so hard that if an opponent buried his axe in the shield, he would find it almost impossible to withdraw it. This would render him defenceless and an easier target to attack.

The alder supports more than 70 different insects, many of them specific to the alder, meaning they can’t survive on another tree.

Discover more about the alder in this video from the Irish Woodland League.

The Alder Tree, the Shield of the Irish

Witchcraft Symbols, Terms and Definitions – Rabbit


What Do Rabbits Symbolize? Rabbit Symbolism Meaning from rabbitcaretips.com

Rabbits are one of the most popular pets. However, rabbits have been a part of lives, cultures, and religious practices for much longer than they have been considered pets. Historically speaking, rabbits hold a great deal of symbolic meaning. This can guide dreams, art, and even traditional dress.

Rabbits almost always symbolize prosperity, abundance, good luck, and fertility. Unlike many other animals, which have different meanings in different cultures, rabbit symbolism is consistent. In most European cultures, rabbits are springtime animals, symbolic of fruitfulness and renewal. The connection between rabbits and spring is also found in Japanese culture. In the U.S., rabbits are symbolic of cleverness, devotion to self-improvement, and good luck.

There are some cultures that see rabbits differently, however. While rabbits are the luckiest of the Zodiac animals in China, they are primarily seen as trickster animals by Native American cultures. Furthermore, while many Central American peoples see rabbits as symbols of fertility, Aztec mythology associates rabbits with drunkenness and promiscuity.


Crystal, Gems, and Stones Meanings and Magickal Usage – Rose Quartz c. 2011

Rose Quartz

This crystal, one of the most valued quartz varieties, is renowned for its delicate pink tone. The impurities of titanium or manganese that give it this hue also prevent the growth of large individual crystals, which means it is usually found in massive form. Most rose quartz these days comes from Brazil but there also sources in India, Madagascar and the USA. In healing work, the stone encourages the heart to open, bringing more trust and love into our lives.

Identification and care

  • Large, single rose quartz points have been shaped from larger rough pieces.
  • Unpolished rose quartz has sharp edges.
  • “Lavender” quartz is rose quartz with a ting of violet.
  • Most pieces of rose quartz are translucent with many fractures; gemstones are flawless and transparent
  • Star rose quartz containing rutile crystals has asterisms (star effects), which can be seen when light reflects off the polished surface.


  • Fosters an appreciation of beauty
  • Inspires feeling of love and friendship

Healing Functions

  • Rapidly releases emotional stress – the effect is so intense that it can be uncomfortable (to avoid this, balance with grounding stones)
  • Uncovers the underlying causes of other problems, such as a negative self-image

Practical Ideas

  • To release emotional stress, place tiger’s eye at the sacral chakra grounding stones by the feet and rose quartz at the heart, surrounded by four clear quartz (points out).
  • For self-worth and nurturing, place 12 rose quartz evenly around the body. The effect of the experience is amplified if you lie on a pink or magenta cloth.


10 Types and The Meaning of White Lilies

White Lily

From floweradvisor.com

Lily is one of the liked flowers in the world. Starting from the shape of the petals to the color variants, they have their beauty. Most lilies grow in white, yellow, pink, red, and orange colors. Each color has a different meaning and meaning. But lilies are known as a symbol of purity and beauty, include white lilies

The meaning of White Lily

Lily has many colors. One of them is white. It is interesting to know about white lilies. This white flower has the meaning of commitment, faith, and rebirth. Like other lilies, white lilies also bloom in the mid-spring to dry season.

White lily is the right flower choice if you want to show sympathy. It is good to give it in a mourning atmosphere such as a funeral. But as a symbol of commitment, a white lily can be used as a wedding bouquet and part of the decoration.

Lastly, a white lily is also a beautiful gift for newborns because it symbolizes rebirth.

Types of White Lilies

White lilies are not a type of lilies themselves. Several types of lilies are white. What are the types of white lilies?

  • White Stargazer Lilies

One kind of lily is known as the ‘Snow Princess’, is a flower that is still rarely found. This flower represents sympathy. The petals are large and have an intoxicating aroma, becoming a flower that adds beauty in summer.

  • Easter

As programmed, the Easter lily will only bloom at the same time every year. If cared right way, they will multiply every year. One of the things about Easter Lily is when it blooms, you can save the blubs and plant them again.

  • Madonna

The part of the oldest types of lily flowers. It has a shape like a trumpet with pure white color. Become a symbol of purity of soul and chastity. Madonna also known as Peace lily blooms all year round to reveal its beautiful glossy green leaves.

  • Casa Blanca

It looks graceful and elegant with red stamens looks beautiful and admired. Casa Blanca representing life and joy. The flower is often a birthday gift and wedding decoration.

  • Shirui

Shirui is unique. It is hard to find it because located in the Ukhrul area, India. The color mixed with pink looks beautiful and sweet. It is shaped like a bell and has a height of up to one foot. Shirui blooms from April to June every year.

  • Royal

It has many names ranging from Regal’s Lily, Christmas’ Lily, and King’s Lily. Originally from West China, it grows on rocky slopes and riverbanks.

  • Calla

Often used in Easter celebrations because it is a symbol of resurrection and rebirth. But it also represents the meaning of innocent. The flowers are large, about 10 inches. They bloom in late spring to mid-summer.

  • Formosa

It is known as Taiwanese lily. Formosa has large, fragrant flowers. Blooms from summer to fall. This plant can grow 4-7 feet in height. Wine’s purple color beautifies the edges of the petals.

  • White water

The petals are fragrant and soft. It looks elegant in white. Known as an ornamental plant and often appears in garden water. Ancient cultures often associated the white water lily with the spiritual world and gods. Now the white water lily is used as an invasive plant. Water lily has the meaning of peace and pleasure.

  • Golden-Rayed

It is known as the gold lily. Golden-Rayed symbolizes purity of heart and surrenders to the grace of God. It is the tallest lily plant of all. The flowers are large and have a spicy-sweet aroma.

How to plant and take care of white lilies …

Spring Equinox/Ostara Potpourri, Incense and Oil c. 2018


Spring Equinox/Ostara Potpourri, Incense & Oil

Spring Equinox Ritual Potpourri

Recipe by Gerina Dunwich

A small cauldron filled with homemade potpourri can be used as a fragrant altar decoration, burned (outdoors) as an offering to the old gods during or after a Sabbat celebration, or wrapped in decorative paper and ribbons and given to a Wiccan sister or brother as a Sabbat gift.

45 drops rose oil

1 cup oak moss

2 cups dried dogwood blossoms

2 cups dried honeysuckle blossoms

1/2 cup dried violets

1/2 cup dried daffodils

1/2 cup dried rosebuds

1/2 cup dried crocus or iris

Mix the rose oil with the oak moss, and then add the remaining ingredients. Stir the potpourri well and then store in a tightly covered ceramic or glass container.

(The above recipe for “Spring Equinox Ritual Potpourri” is directly quoted from Gerina Dunwich’s book: “The Wicca Spellbook: A Witch’s Collection of Wiccan Spells, Potions and Recipes”, pages 161-162, A Citadel Press Book, Carol Publishing Group, 1994/1995.)


Ostara Lore
Researched and Compiled by StormWind

Ostara Oil

Put in soap or annoint candles
5 drops lavender
5 drops jasmine
5 drops patchouli
5 drops rose

Add a lavender bud and small lapis lazuli, rose, and clear quartz crystals. This has the gently smell of spring beginning to blossom. Very lovely!

Ostara Incense

Recipe by Scott Cunningham

2 parts Frankincense
1 part Benzoin
1 part Dragon’s Blood
1/2 part Nutmeg
1/2 part Violet flowers (or a few drops Violet oil)
1/2 part Orange peel
1/2 part Rose petals


Burn during Wiccan rituals on Ostara, or to welcome the spring and refresh your life.


(The above recipe for “Ostara Incense” is directly quoted from Scott Cunningham’s book: “The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews”, page 83, Llewellyn Publications, 1992.)


Spell for Today – Egg Wish Spell for Fertility – Printable

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence for Ostara – Printable

Ostara’s Meaning, Traditions and A Simple Ostara Ritual

From otherworldlyoracle.com

The Spring Equinox is knocking on our dew-stained windows, beckoning us to remember its beauty and release. Many Wiccans, witches and Pagans celebrate the Spring Equinox, also known as Ostara, which falls around March 21st on the calendar each year. Learn all about Ostara’s meaning, how to celebrate Ostara with old and modern traditions, and adapt our simple Ostara ritual as your own.

Ostara and Easter’s Similar Origins

The word Ostara originates from a Spring Goddess’s name—Eostre. The symbols of Ostara are uncannily similar to the traditions of the Christian holiday Easter. Why is this? To find Jesus’ Resurrection Day on the calendar – look at the first full moon following the Spring Equinox, and Easter will be on the first Sunday following the full moon. If it happens the first full moon of Spring falls on a Sunday, then Easter will be on the following Sunday.

Easter & Fertility

The word Easter looks a lot like the Spring Goddess’s name Eostre, doesn’t it? There’s no coincidence there! Ostara (the Spring Equinox) was celebrated by Germanic people and by the Anglo-Saxons. Fertility and rebirth of the earth were the two main reasons for Ostara festivities. The earth is returning to its abundant greenness and the sun is returning to the high skies. Flowers are budding, lambs are bleating in the fields, and the whole of nature is singing.

Ostara Symbols and Traditions

The Easter Bunny is an image on a pedestal with the likes of Santa Claus and The Tooth Fairy. But where does the Easter Bunny come from? Just like so many other historical Holiday icons and traditions, the Easter Bunny was born from Pagan customs. Bunnies are cute, fluffy, and hippety-hoppety. But they’re also known for mating. LOTS of it. It should come as no surprise the Rabbit is one of Ostara’s original symbols of fertility. In addition, there’s speculation the goddess Eostre once had a consort who was part-rabbit.

Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs are another symbol of fertility and rebirth. Christians claim Easter eggs represent Christ’s Resurrection – an egg inevitably means new life or birth into a new life. The “dying of eggs” tradition may have its roots in the ancient Zoroastrians’ painting egg ritual on the Spring Equinox. Painting eggs is a common activity at various times of the year for many countries, including Ukraine, the U.S., Austria, Germany, Poland, Russia, and Bulgaria.


Another image that is widely associated with Ostara and Easter…the flower. The symbol of the flower is new life. Flowers have an uplifting effect on us. Their bright colors prove even though there is a time for death, there will always be a time for rebirth. This Ostara, pick some wildflowers and place them in a vase on your table or altar. Or decorate your table with Spring greenery. It will remind you of the beauty of Spring and of the true meaning of Ostara (and Easter, for that matter) which is new life.

13 SIMPLE Ways to Celebrate Ostara …

A Simple Ostara Ritual

If you’re looking for simple Ostara rituals, here’s one of ours to adapt to fit your needs.

On Ostara, stand outside somewhere private. Breathe in the air and remind yourself why Spring is special and magical. Let old memories of the Springtime and Ostara arise in your mind. Holding the joyful memories of spring in your mind:

Turn and face the direction of the sun. Thank the sun for its grand return to the sky and ask for its blessings upon the land.

Thank Mother Nature for her nourishment and love.

If you have shoes on, remove them and allow the earth’s energy to rise into your feet and gradually up your legs and then through the rest of your body.

Choose the nearest tree and walk over to it, still feeling the earth’s energy undulating in waves throughout your body. Hold your hand out to the tree, fingers up and place your palm against the tree, as if saying hello.

Let the tree’s energy flow into your fingers and palm and then into your arm, slowly meeting and mixing with the energy still rising from your feet. Place your other palm against the tree to greet the tree’s spirit.

Let the tree’s energy fill the top portion of your body, including your mind and heart. At this point, you will feel the earth and tree’s energy meeting and combining. If you cannot feel it physically, feel it with your mind and spirit.

Visualize the energies mixing and filling your body fluidly. This is the spirit of Spring and the soul of nature.

Wrapping Up the Ritual…

To end your Ostara ritual, be sure that both of your feet are flat upon the ground and both palms are flat against the same tree. Imagine some of your energy and spirit flowing out from your heart chakra and into the tree.

Think of your solar plexus as sending waves of your energy down through your legs, through your feet and into the earth. This is to give some of yourself to the earth, as you have taken some of its energy in this rite.

Once more, face the sun (don’t stare directly at it), and thank the sun for its warmth and thank the earth for its upcoming gifts to us this Spring.

After you have performed this simple Ostara ritual, remember the exchange of energies for the rest of the day. Remember why we love Spring and be grateful for all of the fruitfulness of the earth. If we take, we must give something in return.

Ostara Recipes: 15 Spring Equinox Foods and Meals from otherworldlyoracle.com

Egg Cleanse: How To Do An Egg Cleansing & Read the Meaning from otherworldyoracle.com

Blessing on This Beautiful, Sunny Ostara/Spring Equinox

From all of us at WOTC we wish you and your family a bountiful year full of new awakenings, love, hope and joy.

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondences for Monday


From WitchSwap.com


is associated with the planetary correspondence of the Moon, falls under the zodiac sign of Cancer and has the elemental correspondence of Water. This makes it an especially auspicious day to work on anything dealing with psychic abilities (enhancing, channeling, divination), emotions, intuition, fertility, healing and dream work. If you plan to do a candle magick spell on this day, using blue, grey or white will work wonderfully. Gods/Goddess associations include Hekate, Selene, Aegir and Thoth. Angel association: Gabriel. If you work with any of these deities or this angel, then a devotional spell and offering to them would be well-timed.

From gypsywolf.weebly.com

Monday is the second day of the week, named from the Latin Lunae Dies, day of the moon, reflecting the Roman feast days dedicated to the moon and moon goddess, Luna.  The goddess Selene is her Greek counterpart.


Latin: Lunae Dies, day of the Moon
French: lundi
Italian: lunedi
Spanish: lunes [from Luna, “Moon”]
Anglo-Saxon: monandaeg, “the moon’s day”
German: Montag
Dutch: maandag

Rules: Peace, sleep, prophetic dreams, psychic awareness, spirituality, compassion, love, home, gardening, purification, healing and fertility.
Colors: Silver and White
Planet: Moon
Metal:  Silver
Stones: Aquamarine, Beryl, Chalcedony, Crystal (quartz), Moonstone, Mother-of-pearl, Pearl, Sapphire, Selenite
Herbs: Calamus, Camphor, Coconut, Gardenia, Grape, Jasmine, Lemon, Lemon Balm, Lotus, Myrrh, Poppy seed, Sandalwood, Willow
Zodiac: Cancer

March 20, 2023 Birthday Horoscope

May the next year of your life be more positive than the past year! 

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

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS March 20, you are original. Your adaptable personality is suited well for party-goers. You can interact with anyone from any background. You are most attracted to nontraditional places, things, and people.

In social situations, you love to amuse people or to showcase your many talents. People are often attracted to you for your ability to set everyone at ease.

If you are a Piscean born on this day, your birthday personality characteristics show you to be inquisitive. You tend to develop a unique way of thinking that people may sometimes view as being odd.

Pisces, do not worry about that… keep on doing what you do. It is what makes you, You! Those with March 20 birthday, love their freedom and along with that, is your right to have your own experiences.

You are somewhat like the air we breathe. You can be high one day and low the next. When you are at your low, you can be reclusive and withdrawn.

There is a positive side to this, however. Yes… Pisceans will use this time to regroup or to reinvent themselves. You are on the right road to success. You have a great understanding of how you want your life to be.

On the negative side of Pisces zodiac birthday, 20 March people can be stubborn and competitive. You can get an idea in your head, and it is hard to get you to see otherwise.

Those born on this day would like to keep conflict to a minimum so this Piscean will not have many friends at all. Lessons learned from previous experience, it is easier that way and less drama is involved. You like to keep a positive attitude and avoid destructive influences.

Your birthday astrology predicts that your imagination needs fuel. You get your inspiration from others and your surroundings. Sometimes, Pisces, you get a gut feeling about something and it turns out to have favorable results.

This could be your inner self, leading you in the direction in which you should go. Listen to it especially regarding your financial affairs. It may be beneficial to you.

As the March 20 birthday horoscope foretells, you can excel at anything you do when it comes to your profession. However, you probably would be happiest in creative fields such as careers in writing or music.

Nature has a way of speaking to you when you involve yourself in spiritual things. In addition, Pisces, you would do well in the medical practice or social interaction since you love people and they love you as well.

As a Piscean, you are subject to illnesses relating to allergies or common ailments of the feet. It is also possible that you will have mental challenges. This could be due to a certain trauma in your life or something that is hereditary. Either way, you should seek professional help.

You cannot do some things on your own. It is human to reach for a drink of some kind when we are upset, but you, Pisces born on March 20, should avoid doing this. This kind of behavior can lead to a pattern of excessiveness. Pisceans are also at risk for eating disorders as well.

20 March Pisceans love to dress in free-flowing clothes while they are lounging at home. Often times, you can be in your bare feet. You do not shop at the major department stores for your bargains.

Pisces’ love to bargain hop visiting garage sales and thrift stores. You know you can find many interesting and unique things there. It is also a great way to give back to the community by using the local stores instead of those franchises and chains. You love a good buy and have a distinctive way of dressing.

You love yourself, Pisces. Self-love is a wonderful thing but you let other people’s opinion influence your decisions or and how you feel. You need to have a plan and order in your life.

The March 20 birthday meaning shows that you know exactly how you want things done and how they should turn out. Some of you born on this day are suited for most any profession but you will do well in the music field or something that can use your writing skills.

See: Famous Celebrities Born On March 20

This Day That Year – March 20 In History

1760 – Boston’s Great Fire destroys 349 buildings
1896 – In order to protect US citizens, Marine forces arrive in Nicaragua
1952 – Peace treaty with Japan is ratified
1976 – Patty Hearst is convicted on an armed robbery charge

March 20  Meen Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
March 20 Chinese Zodiac RABBIT

March 20 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Neptune that symbolizes spirituality healing, feelings, emotions and mercy.

March 20 Birthday Symbols

The Two Fishes Are The Symbol For The Pisces Zodiac Sign

March 20 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birth Day Tarot Card is The Moon. This card symbolizes psychic strengths, feelings, confusion, and doubts. The Minor Arcana cards are Ten of Cups and Queen of Wands

March 20 Birthday Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Cancer: This is an enchanting match that can be quite interesting.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Sagittarius: A relationship will be full of problems, fights, difficulties.

See Also:

March 20 Lucky Numbers

Number 2 – This number stands for caring, nurturing, sensitivity and tenderness.
Number 5 – This number symbolizes enthusiasm, innovation, experimentation and adventure.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For March 20 Birthday

Turquoise: This is a stable color that symbolizes psychic powers, sophistication, grounding, and optimism.
Silver: This color stands for elegance, mysticism, caring and wealth.

Lucky Days For March 20 Birthday

Thursday – This day is ruled by planet Jupiter. It symbolizes positive emotions, enthusiasm and wish to accomplish your goals.
Monday – This day is ruled by the Moon. It stands for nurturing, feelings, love, and emotions.

March 20 Birthstone Aquamarine

Aquamarine gemstone can help you connect to your spiritual inner self through meditation.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On The 20th Of March:

An iPad for the man and a handmade jewelry box for the woman.

March 20, 2023 Moon Goddess Current Phase

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 Crescent phase. This phase is best viewed just before the sunrise in the western sky. In this phase the Moon’s illumination is growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this part of the Moon cycle, the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

Visit the March 2023 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waning Crescent Phase

The Waning Crescent on March 20 has an illumination of 2%. 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 March 20 the Moon is 28.14 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.

Phase Details

Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 2%
Moon Age: 28.14 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 366,665.02 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,997,816.79 km

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.

Useful Moon Resources

March 20, 2023 Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

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


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

For Your Local Time and Date 

Northwestern Hemisphere

This local time is in Los Angeles, California, USA

March 20, 2023
10:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM PDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:00 Aries 01
Moon:19 Pisces 00
Mercury:03 Aries 28
Venus:04 Taurus 47
Mars:27 Gemini 49
Jupiter:16 Aries 28
Saturn:01 Pisces 32
Uranus:16 Taurus 17
Neptune:25 Pisces 18
Pluto:29 Capricorn 57

True Lunar Node:04 Taurus 23 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:06 Taurus 01 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):08 Leo 00

Chiron:14 Aries 56
Ceres:00 Libra 31 Rx
Pallas:15 Cancer 10
Juno:05 Taurus 16
Vesta:18 Aries 16

Eris:24 Aries 18


Northern Hemisphere

This local time is in Chicago, Illinois, USA

March 20, 2023
08:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:29 Pisces 57
Moon:17 Pisces 47
Mercury:03 Aries 18
Venus:04 Taurus 41
Mars:27 Gemini 47
Jupiter:16 Aries 27
Saturn:01 Pisces 31
Uranus:16 Taurus 17
Neptune:25 Pisces 18
Pluto:29 Capricorn 57

True Lunar Node:04 Taurus 23 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:06 Taurus 02 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):07 Leo 59

Chiron:14 Aries 56
Ceres:00 Libra 32 Rx
Pallas:15 Cancer 08
Juno:05 Taurus 13
Vesta:18 Aries 14

Eris:24 Aries 18


Northeastern Hemisphere

This local time is in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

20 March 2023
02:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM CET
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:29 Pisces 42
Moon:14 Pisces 05
Mercury:02 Aries 48
Venus:04 Taurus 23
Mars:27 Gemini 40
Jupiter:16 Aries 24
Saturn:01 Pisces 30
Uranus:16 Taurus 16
Neptune:25 Pisces 17
Pluto:29 Capricorn 57

True Lunar Node:04 Taurus 25 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:06 Taurus 03 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):07 Leo 57

Chiron:14 Aries 55
Ceres:00 Libra 36 Rx
Pallas:15 Cancer 05
Juno:05 Taurus 05
Vesta:18 Aries 07

Eris:24 Aries 18


March 20 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1602 United Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) forms

1800 Alessandro Volta reports his discovery of the electric battery in a letter to Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society of London

1815 Napoleon enters Paris after escape from Elba, begins 100-day rule

1900 US Secretary of State John Hay announces that all nations to whom he sent notes calling for an ‘open door’ policy in China have essentially accepted his stand

1933 Dachau the first Nazi concentration camp, is completed

2016 Barack Obama becomes the first US President to visit Cuba since 1928, arriving for a 3 day tour

Today’s Historical Events

141 6th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet

1345 Saturn, Jupiter and Mars-conjunction: thought “cause of plague epidemic”

1525 Paris’ parliament begins pursuit of Protestants

1569 Duke of Alva leads “tenth penning” in Les Ponts de Cé

1598 Governor of Brittany, Philippe Emmanuel the Duke of Mercœur submits to French King Henry IV at Angers

1600 The Linköping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Linköping, Sweden

1602 United Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) forms

1616 Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana

Today’s Historical Events in Flim and TV

1948 1st live televised symphony performances: Eugene Ormandy leads Philadelphia Orchestra on CBS, followed 90 minutes later by Arturo Toscanini leading the NBC Orchestra on NBC

1948 20th Academy Awards: “Gentleman’s Agreement”, Loretta YoungRonald Colman win

1952 24th Academy Awards: “An American in Paris”, Humphrey Bogart & Vivien Leigh win

1955 KXTV TV channel 10 in Sacramento, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting

1967 The Supremes release single “The Happening”

1967 WOET (now WPTD) TV channel 16 in Dayton, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting

1973 NBC TV premiere of pilot episode of “Police Story”, based on Los Angeles Police Dept. Joseph Wambaugh’s writings

1987 Soap opera “Capitol” final episode

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1885 Yiddish theater opens in NY with Goldfaden operetta

1888 The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta staged in Moscow, Russia.

1954 “King & I” closes at St James Theater NYC after 1246 performances

1965 10th Eurovision Song Contest: France Gall of Luxembourg wins singing “Poupee de cire, poupee de son” written by Serge Gainsbourg in Naples

1982 Joan Jett & Blackhearts’ “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” goes #1 for 7 weeks

1990 Singer Gloria Estefan fractures her spine when a truck hits her tour bus near Scranton, Pennsylvania

1991 Michael Jackson signs $65M deal with Sony Records to produce 6 albums

1994 “Cyrano – The Musical” closes at Neil Simon NYC after 137 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1891 53rd Grand National: Irish jockey, trainer Harry Beasley wins aboard 4/1 Come Away

1892 54th Grand National: Capt. Roddy Owen wins aboard 20/1 chance Father O’Flynn

1911 National Squash Tennis Association forms (NYC)

1914 1st international figure-skating tournament held in US, New Haven

1920 Australasian Championships Men’s Tennis, Adelaide: Pat O’Hara Wood beats fellow Australian Ronald Thomas 6-3, 4-6, 6-8, 6-1, 6-3

1920 US Men’s Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger

1934 American all-round female super athlete Babe Didrikson Zaharias pitches a hitless inning for Philadelphia A’s in their exhibition pre-season baseball game against Brooklyn Dodgers

1937 England beats Scotland, 6-3 at Murrayfield, Edinburgh to clinch the Home Nations Rugby Championship and Triple Crown

A Thought for Today