The Winter Solstice

 

 

The Winter Solstice

The darkest day makes way for the return of light

December 21, 2015 marks the Winter Solstice, which is the official beginning of winter, and the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. But there’s a light at the end of this tunnel — literally! As the temperatures fall throughout the winter, the light grows, representing new hope during a time of darkness.

Ancient solstice festivals were the last big feasts before food became scarce during the harsh winter months. This magical day was celebrated from ancient Rome to China, and by the builders of Stonehenge to the Mayans. In fact, we all remember the Winter Solstice on December 21, 2012, which was the apparent end of the Mayan calendar, causing many to believe the end of the world is coming. Obviously, we’re still here!

Many modern holiday traditions, such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s, have their roots in the Winter Solstice celebrations of yesterday. Winter festivals continue today, complete with lights, feasts, dancing and singing, and spending quality time with those we love.

Astrologically, the Winter Solstice marks the moment the Sun — the ruler of the zodiac — moves from adventurous Fire sign Sagittarius to the steady Earth sign of Capricorn. This is the dark night of the year, a day when the Sun appears to stand still. It’s a time for light and laughter, but also deep reflection.

The Sun’s move into steady Capricorn urges us to take some time to look back on 2015 before we make those New Year’s resolutions. What did we do right? What do we wish we’d done differently? Don’t fight the seriousness it brings to the festive holiday season — use it to start 2016 on the right foot! Just make sure to keep some of the Goat’s ambitious energy alive when the Sun makes its next move.

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The Great Gift of Summer Solstice

December 8 Today In History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1863 Abraham Lincoln issues his Amnesty Proclamation and plan for Reconstruction of the South

1941 US and Britain declare war on Japan, US enters World War II

1941 US President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers “Day of Infamy” speech to US Congress a day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

1965 Pope Paul VI signs 2nd Vatican council

1966 US and USSR sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space

2004 Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the Union of South American Nations

Today’s Historical Events

1326 Daitokuji temple, Rinzai line, established in Kyoto by Daito Kokushi

1609 Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan opens its reading room, second public library in Europe

1659 Mexican border town Ciudad Juárez is founded by Fray García de San Francisco.

1710 Battle of Brihuega in the War of the Spanish Succession: British General James Stanhope captured by French & Spanish forces

1776 George Washington‘s retreating army crosses Delaware River from NJ

1777 Captain James Cook leaves Society Islands

1792 1st cremation in US: Henry Laurens

1794 1st issue of Herald of Rutland, VT published

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1857 1st production of Dion Boucicault‘s play “Poor of New York”

1949 “On the Town”, the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, starring Gene KellyFrank Sinatra, Ann Miller and Vera-Ellen, is released

1954 WPTZ TV channel 5 in Plattsburgh, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting

1955 Black Ealing comedy “The Ladykillers”, directed by Alexander Mackendrick and starring Alec Guinness is released in the UK

1960 Musical “Peter Pan”, starring Mary Martin broadcast, for a 3rd time, on NBC as a special event, videotaped in color for future rebroadcasts

1978 “The Deer Hunter”, directed by Michael Cimino and starring Robert De NiroChristopher Walken and Meryl Streep, premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1979)

1980 “Bravo” network premieres on cable TV

Today’s Historical Music Events

1813 Ludwig van Beethoven‘s 7th Symphony in A, premieres in Vienna with Beethoven conducting

1846 Hector Berlioz‘s “La Damnation de Faust” premieres

1849 Giuseppe Verdi‘s opera “Luisa Miller” premieres in Naples

1914 Irving Berlin‘s musical “Watch your Step” premieres in NYC

1915 Jean Sibelius‘ 5th Symphony in E premieres

1930 Cole Porter‘s musical “The New Yorkers” opens at B. S. Moss’s Broadway Theatre, NYC; runs for 169 performances

1947 “Caribbean Carnival” opens at International Theater NYC for 11 performances

1948 “Marinka” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 168 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

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1940 National Football League Championship, Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C.: Chicago Bears beat Washington Redskins, 73-0; most one-sided victory in NFL history; first NFL title game broadcast on national radio

1942 8th Heisman Trophy Award: Frank Sinkwich, Georgia (HB)

1948 14th Heisman Trophy Award: Doak Walker, SMU (HB)

1953 19th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Lattner, Notre Dame (HB)

1955 21st Heisman Trophy Award: Howard Cassady, Ohio State (HB)

1955 Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins his 3rd MVP Award

1956 XVI Summer Olympic Games close in Melbourne, Australia; start of an Olympic tradition – amidst international tensions, athletes mingle together, parade into and around MCG arena for final appearance to close the Games

1959 President Eisenhower watches Pakistan v Aust Test Cricket at Karachi

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.

2021 December 8

Comet Hale-Bopp Over Val Parola Pass

Image Credit & Copyright: A. Dimai, (Col Druscie Obs.), AAC

Explanation: Comet Hale-Bopp, the Great Comet of 1997, became much brighter than any surrounding stars. It was seen even over bright city lights. Away from city lights, however, it put on quite a spectacular show. Here Comet Hale-Bopp was photographed above Val Parola Pass in the Dolomite mountains surrounding Cortina d’AmpezzoItalyComet Hale-Bopp‘s blue ion tail, consisting of ions from the comet’s nucleus, is pushed out by the solar wind. The white dust tail is composed of larger particles of dust from the nucleus driven by the pressure of sunlight, that orbit behind the comet. Comet Hale-Bopp (C/1995 O1) remained visible to the unaided eye for 18 months — longer than any other comet in recorded history. The large comet is next expected to return around the year 4385. This month, Comet Leonard is brightening and may soon become visible to the unaided eye.

For Your Listening Pleasure – Summer Solstice/Litha

~Litha~Summer Solstice Song~Lisa Thiel~

There is beautiful harmony in this song.

Blessed be dear ones.

Let’s Have Some Fun – Northern Hemisphere Yule/Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice Ritual Potpourri

Recipe by Gerina Dunwich

20 drops musk oil

25 drops pine oil

1 cup oak moss

2 cups dried mistletoe

1 cup dried poinsettia flowers

1 cup dried bayberries

1/2 cup dried rosemary

1/2 cup dried holly leaves and berries

3 crushed pinecones

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

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

 

Let’s Have Some Fun – Southern Hemisphere Litha/Summer Solstice

Magickal Activity for December 21, The Summer Solstice

Floating Candles

Midsummer is a celebration of light and life, symbolized by the flame of a candle and the movement of water. A large glass bowl filled with an assortment of floating candles makes a wonderful point of focus for ritual. Choose bright yellow sunflowers, white lilies, and red tulip-shaped candles. Have each person participating in the ritual inscribe his or her desire, with a pin, on a candle. Have each person come forward, place his or her candle in the bowl and light it as he makes his wish. Following the ritual, the bowl is placed outdoors, and the candles are left to burn out.

The Sun Wheel

One of the most popular symbols of Midsummer is the Sun Wheel, the turning of which suggests the turning, or progression, of the seasons. The Wheel is decorated with flowers, fresh herbs, and brightly colored ribbons.

The simplest method for making a Sun Wheel is to buy an already-prepared natural-branch wreath from an arts and crafts store. Affix small branches of rowan to form the spokes of the wheel (four spokes to represent the elements and cross-quarter days or eight to symbolize the eight Wiccan Sabbats). Use floral wire to attach fresh flowers and herbs to the wreath. Embellish with brightly colored ribbons. The wheel can be used as the focal point for your Midsummer rites or hung on the front door of your home for decoration.

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.

2021 December 7

Ninety Gravitational Wave Spectrograms and Counting

Image Credit: NSFLIGOVIRGOKAGRAGeorgia TechVanderbilt U.Graphic Sudarshan Ghonge & Karan Jani

Explanation: Every time two massive black holes collide, a loud chirping sound is broadcast out into the universe in gravitational waves. Humanity has only had the technology to hear these unusual chirps for the past seven years, but since then we have heard about 90 — during the first three observing runs. Featured above are the spectrograms — plots of gravitational-wave frequency versus time — of these 90 as detected by the giant detectors of LIGO (in the USA), VIRGO (in Europe), and KAGRA (in Japan). The more energy received on Earth from a collision, the brighter it appears on the graphic. Among many science firsts, these gravitational-radiation chirps are giving humanity an unprecedented inventory of black holes and neutron stars, and a new way to measure the expansion rate of our universe. A fourth gravitational wave observing run with increased sensitivity is currently planned to begin in 2022 December.

December 7 Daily Divination Journal

Tarot Card

From Tarotx.net – Click on hyperlink for more information about CHANGE from the Osho Zen Tarot

Change – 10 Major Arcana

Menu of Contents

 

I. The commentary of The Change Osho Zen

II. The meaning of The Change Osho Zen

III. More The Wheel of Fortune Cards from Famous Tarot Decks

 

Anglo-Saxon and Frisian Rune

From The Rune Site – Anglo-Saxon and Frisian Runes – EAR

Ear

(This is the last rune from this set)

Sound: “ea” as in “dear”
Stands for: Soil of Earth (actually the dust our bodies become after death)
Casting meaning: Ear symbolizes the grave that we will all return to. However the only way that we can die is because there was life to begin with. “Without life, there is no death and without time there is no life.” More generally Ear signifies the unavoidable end of all things.

Witch’s Rune

From Other Worldly Oracle

Woman

Womb and vagina, creativity, birthing, motherhood, femininity, yoni

I read this rune as the Divine Feminine in us and all around us. One’s womb is full, with a baby physically, OR with a creative idea or project.

Druid Ogham

From Druid Ogham- For more information about Ruis

Ruis

Regret, pride, shame, embarrassment, learning from experience, resolution

Tree: Elder (Sambucus spp.)

Letter: R

Shame isn’t all bad and does not deserve a uniformly awful reputation. Without shame and the fear of being shamed, every human child would be demonically bratty. Shame is a limit that informs us to keep our own ego in check. It is often about considering others. Having shame about one’s own past behavior is motivation to avoid shameful behaviors such as cheating and stealing.

Shame is an emotion that demands confrontation. All too often, people run away from what shames them, attempt to excuse themselves from wrongful or immoral behavior because they’re too cowardly to face what they have done or to admit their responsibility in causing their own misfortunes or the misfortune of others. Ruis indicates a willingness to face one’s own shame and to do with shame what it was meant for, and that is to use shame of the past to build oneself into a better person for the present and future. Ashamed of something you did? How can you make yourself into the type of person who would never even think of doing something like that? Overcome being the type of person who would engage in the shameful behavior and you become the master of it; you won’t have the remotest chance of repeating such a mistake. Did you become embarrassed because you did something you now understand to be greedy? Then learn to balance thriftiness with generosity. Adjust to the circumstance rather than overreacting to it. Are you ashamed about cheating on a boyfriend/girlfriend or spouse? Become a person who would never cheat on your boyfriend/girlfriend or spouse regardless of conditions, which could mean an assortment of outcomes: sticking to a resolution of no cheating and staying together, admitting one’s sexual preferences and going with the flow, changing the person you are with, or being single for a long time.

Because humans tend to remember negative experiences more easily than positive ones, it’s important when you draw Ruis to acknowledge the things you are not ashamed of about yourself. For every bad or shameful thing you’ve done, remember there are a thousand shameful things you avoided. Maybe it is time to appreciate the places you could have gone horribly wrong and did not.

Questions when you draw Ruis: …

I Ching

From IChingOnline.net – For more information about Hexagram 2

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K’un / Receptive Force

Earth above and Earth below:
The Earth contains and sustains.
In this situation, the Superior Person should not take the initiative; he should follow the initiative of another.
He should seek receptive allies in the southwest; he should break ties with immovable allies in the northeast.

Responsive devotion.
Receptive influence.
Sublime Success if you keep to your course.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

This is a time for dealing with reality as it is, not as you would have it be.
If you realize that in this situation you are the receptor, not the transmitter of the stimulus, you will find yourself reaching goals that seemed unattainable under your own steam.
If you persist in futile efforts to be the Shaper rather than the Shaped, you will completely miss this unique opportunity.

Numerology

From Numerology Double Digit Numbers – 30

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Thirty 30

It is communication and creativity. It is a high octave 3. It has a great sense of humor, is jovial and warm, but also a bit superficial. Easily distracted, lacks staying power.

 

Angel Number

From Angel Numbers – Number 3

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Three

Higher powers are listening to your wishes, prayers and affirmations. They are close to you and want to help. Keep your faith, manifestation of your thoughts will come when the time is right.

Animal Spirit Guide and/or Helper

 

From UniGuide.com – For more information about the Owl

Owl Symbolism, Meaning, and the Owl Spirit Animal

Owl

Owl symbolism and meaning include wisdom, intuition, supernatural power, independent thinking, and observant listening. This mysterious bird has been a subject in the myths and folklore of cultures around the world for centuries. After all, owl species exist on every continent except Antarctica. In addition, the owl spirit animal is an important totem in the beliefs of many cultures. In this post, you’ll learn about owl symbols, the owl in cultural mythology, owl spiritual meanings, and more.

Crack the Cookie

follow-your-dreams

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

December 7 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Daily and Birthday Horoscopes

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Moon Alert

After 7 AM EST today (4 AM PST) there are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions. After that, the Moon moves from Capricorn into Aquarius.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

For the most part, you’re confident, especially about your opinions. Today however, something will cause you to take a step back and possibly reconsider your ideas about broad issues – something that affects many people. You need clarification. “Just the facts, ma’am.”

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

If you are dealing with banking issues or anything to do with inheritances, insurance matters or shared property – be careful. You might not have all the facts. Something could be wrong. Possibly someone is not being honest with you? Caution! (No one wants to be cheated.)

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You might feel confused dealing with friends and partners today. Suddenly, issues that were once clear – are not. In fact, everything seems a bit vague. Maybe someone wants to back out of the deal? Note: If you think something fishy is going on – it is.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is ripe for misunderstandings at work. For starters, someone might withhold information from you. (Grrr.) Or they might give you incomplete information? That’s because today you might encounter misrepresentation or distortion of the truth. Tread carefully!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is a confusing day for romance. You might feel disappointed in someone, perhaps let down or even misled? Maybe this is true. Or maybe you have expectations that were never expressed? Meanwhile, be very clear talking to your kids. Assume nothing.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Family discussions might create misunderstandings or confusion today. You might assume something that is not correct. Possibly, someone will mislead you? They might want to hide a problem to escape embarrassment? If this is the case — be kind. We’ve all been there.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

It’s easy for communications to become hopelessly misunderstood today. One of the reasons for this is someone might remain silent when they should speak up. Be careful of important agreements. Make sure you get all your facts – or at least, the right facts.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This is a poor day for major financial negotiations and important agreements because confusion is everywhere. However, in addition to confusion, there is possible deceit or misrepresentation of the facts. If you have a nagging hunch that something isn’t right – listen to that little voice.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You are a positive, upbeat optimist who values honesty. (Ironically, you’re so smooth talking and persuasive, you can sell anyone the Brooklyn Bridge.) Be careful in your dealings with others today because people are confused or dishonest. Remember to stay in touch with the real world.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Do not take things at face value today. Do not believe everything you hear. If you’re suspicious about someone or a particular situation, then listen to that warning in your head. At best, misinformation due to ignorance is likely. At worst, you’re being conned. (You don’t need this.)

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

A discussion with someone younger today might lead to further confusion from your point of view. You want to get the facts from someone – perhaps a member of a group? Nevertheless, things seem to be fuzzy and unclear. If so, do not act. Wait until you know what’s going on.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Be careful when talking to parents, bosses and VIPs today because is the classic day for people to hopelessly misunderstand each other. Be wary of idealizing someone or a situation. If things look too good to be true – they are! (Don’t believe in someone or something just because you want it to be so.)

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Jennifer Carpenter (1979) shares your birthday today. You are youthful and mischievous. You are knowledgeable and have a deep intellectual understanding of things. You are compassionate and spiritual and want to make the world a better place. Service to others, especially family has been a theme for you this year. It’s important to take care of yourself, which is why this is an excellent year for a makeover.

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope

DECEMBER 7 birthday horoscope predicts that you could be a person who is playful but perhaps a little devious. Additionally, you are sensitive and have a tendency to over think things. You are a little different from the other people born under the Sagittarius zodiac sign.

Mostly those who surround you are peculiar as well. As the December 7 birthday zodiac sign is Sagittarius, freedom means a lot to you especially in a relationship and on the job. Above all, you have an ingenious mind. You’re clever and motivated.

The December 7 birthday personality can learn with little effort. You could be someone with the energy of a two-year-old. However, you may need to slow down from time to time to think.

These Sagittarius birthday people have a way of acting before they think things through. You’re impulsive and passionate. Maybe you should find a positive avenue as an outlet for these feelings. As a negative birthday characteristic, you find it difficult to walk away from a situation that is potentially headed for disaster.

If today is your birthday, you don’t have any problems making friends. Usually, you are approached and not the other way around. People find it easy to talk to you and to be at ease. So much so that you’d make a remarkable therapist or counselor. Your friends and family look up to you, but it is you who learn so much from them.

The December 7 horoscope predicts that you are typically honest and open individuals. More often than not, you wind up hurting somebody with your straightforward approach. Please be kind as not to offend your friends or family. It would also help in your intimate relationships if you didn’t comment on his or her mother. Learn when to hold or when to fold them, my dear.

As the December 7th zodiac sign is Sagittarius, you are romantic figures and are normally serious about relationships and fidelity. As a parent, you will likely develop a deep emotional tie with your offspring. The bond you share could very well be a part of a physic connection. You can sustain a close relationship for a long time possibly even a lifetime.

A career path or choice could be hard for someone born today, predicts the December 7 birthday analysis. You are extremely talented, and there are some occupations that you would excel at. Maybe you feel that your mystic or psychic qualities could benefit others and yourself as a money-making side job or it could be the start of something terrific.

The December 7 birthday personality make natural leaders. It is not uncommon to find you in management or education. You’re smart, but you know knowledge is broad you cannot own it all. The future of person who born on 7 December depends largely on his or her current decisions.

Let’s talk about your health. The December 7th astrology predicts that you do an outstanding job taking care of yourself. You are interested in an alternative lifestyle and not much in the traditional medicinal ways. Realizing that drugs could cover up and not get rid of any problems, you find that some herbs or natural remedies would work better. Some of you born on this day suffer from headaches. Meditation is a great way to relieve some stress and depression symptoms.

You, if we were to sum it up, the December 7 birthday zodiac suggests that you are an individual who attempts to find the best in everyone as we all have something to share as a learning experience. You enjoy living and do so with confidence and a cheerful attitude.

Additionally, you are motivated and are expressive. Intelligent and enterprising, you can be anything you desire. Being born on December 7, you are capable of educating or owning your own business. People born on this zodiac birthday are influential leaders.

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On December 7

Francisco Javier Bautista, Larry Bird, Ellen Burstyn, Andrew Goudelock, Yuzuru Hanyu, Ted Knight, Terrell Owens

See: Famous Celebrities Born On December 7

This Day That Year – December 7 In History

1945 – Microwave oven receives a patent.
1973 – “Band on the Run” released by the group Wings.
1988 – Armenia destroyed by a 6.9 earthquake, 5 million homeless and 60,000 people die.
1994 – Howard Stern, famous radio personality, saves a man from suicide.

December 7  Dhanu Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
December 7 Chinese Zodiac RAT

December 7 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Jupiter that symbolizes fortune, generosity, success and higher aspirations.

December 7 Birthday Symbols

The Archer Is The Symbol For The Sagittarius Zodiac Sign

December 7 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Chariot. This card symbolizes assertiveness, success, triumph and strong will-power. The Minor Arcana cards are Nine of Wands and King of Wands

December 7 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Sagittarius: This is a love match that will be filled with energy.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Gemini: This love relationship will be filled with ego clashes.

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December 7 Lucky Numbers

Number 1 – This number signifies creativity, initiative, success, achievements, and glory.
Number 7 – This number signifies a non-conformist, genius, philosopher or a spiritual person.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For December 7 Birthday

Blue: This is the color of truth and peace which symbolizes patience, loyalty and tranquility.
Sea Green: This is a color that symbolizes happiness, calmness, hope, and abundance.

Lucky Days For December 7 Birthday

Monday: This day ruled by the Moon symbolizes the need to analyze your feelings and actions before reacting to people or situations.
Thursday: This day ruled by Jupiter is a day of good fortune, success, prosperity and expanding wisdom.

December 7 Birthstone Turquoise

Your gemstone is Turquoise that helps align your chakras and become spiritually enlightened.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On December 7

The latest DVD player in the market for the Sagittarius man and a good pair of sexy boots for the woman. The December 7 birthday personality love gifts that accessorize their clothes.

Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Tuesday

From FlyingTheHedge.com

The name Tuesday comes from the Germanic God Tiu, like the Roman god Mars, is associated with war. Like Monday, it is full of male energy, but focuses on the more raw nature of the male aspect; think courage, success, war, and lust. This is a good time to deal with issues of violence, competition, conflict, endurance, and survival.
Color: Red, orange, black
Planet: Mars
Deities: Lilith, Mars, Aries, Morrighan, Tiwaz
Crystals: Garnet, ruby
Herbs: Thistles, holly, coneflower, cactus
Associations: War, conflict, courage, victory, rebellion, success, protection, strength

From awithintime.weebly.com

Ruled by Mars. Courage, energy, and physical strength. banishing negativity.

Planet – Mars

Sign – Aries, Scorpio

Angel – Samuel

Color – Red, Pink, Orange

Plants – Red rose, cock’s comb, pine, Thyme, daisy, pepper

Stone – Aventurine, bloodstone, ruby, garnet, pink tourmaline

Intention – Passion, Partnership, courage, swift movement, energy,

Element – Fire, Water

More Qualities – Sexuality, aggression, conflict, action, strife, physical energy, sports, muscular activity, guns, tools, metals, cutting, surgery, police, soldiers, combat, confrontation, business, buying and selling animals, mechanical things, repair, gardening, woodworking, hunting, belongings

From Plentiful Earth

Planet: Mars

Element: Fire

Gender: Masculine

Deities: Ares/Aries, Lilith Mars, The Morrighan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Colors: Red, Black, Orange

Crystals: Bloodstone, Flint, Garnet, Iron Pink Tourmaline, Red Jasper, Red Tourmaline, Rhodonite, Ruby, Steel

Herbs & Plants: Allspice, Basil, Cactus, Chili Pepper, Coneflower, Dragon’s Blood, Garlic, Ginger, Holly, Horseradish, Mustard, Stinging Nettle, Onion, Pepper, Pine, Radish, Thistles, Tobacco

Incenses: Basil, Black Pepper, Dragon’s Blood, Ginger, Patchouli

Energies & Associations: Aggression, Breaking Negative Spells, Competition Courage, Defense, Dominance, Ego, Force, Hunting, Initiation, Leadership, Lust, Masculine Marriage and Protection, Powerful Protection, Powerful Wards, Revenge, Romance, Sex, Strength, Success, Victory, War and Conflict

From whats-your-sign.com

The guardian of this day is Samael, and the ruling planet is Mars. This is a combustive combination.  Why? Well, because Mars is considered a planet (and a god) of aggression, war and conflict as well as red hot passion.  And Samael has a dicey reputation. His name in Hebrew means ‘blind to God’ and/or ‘poison of God’.  By some experts in angelology, Samael is thought to be the angel of death, and/or a dark angel.  However, the Judaic Kabbalah references Samael as the ‘severity of God’.  In this context Samael was commanded by his superiors to essentially do all the dirty work that the ‘nice’ and ‘pretty’ angels didn’t want to do. Affiliated with Tuesday, Samael and the planet Mars assert an energetic message that says: “This day is likely to bring conflict. But do not question the power of your influence over adversity. Assert your will, fight, refuse to let the poison of negativity overwhelm you.”

 

Sunset Time for the Shortest Day of 2021 for the Northern Hemisphere

 

The shortest day of the year, in terms of daylight, is December 21, the winter solstice. But the days will actually begin to feel a bit longer two weeks before the solstice. That’s because the earliest sunset of the year happens before the solstice, and in 2021, it occurs on Tuesday, December 7.

For more about the shortest day of 2021 click here 

From The Farmers Almanac

 

Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

Daylight

8:09 am – 4:23 pm
8 hours, 13 minutes

Current Time: Dec 7, 2021 at 4:11:59 pm
Sun Direction: 232.10° SW
Sun Altitude: 1.02°
Sun Distance: 91.578 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2021 4:59 pm (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 8:09 am 126° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:23 pm 234° Southwest
 
 

Rise/Set Times

Day/Night Length

London, England, Europe

Daylight

7:51 am – 3:52 pm
8 hours

Current Time: Dec 7, 2021 at 3:19:11 pm
Sun Direction: 226.54° SW
Sun Altitude: 3.30°
Sun Distance: 91.578 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2021 3:59 pm (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 7:51 am 127° Southeast
Sunset Today: 3:52 pm 233° Southwest
 
 

Rise/Set Times

Day/Night Length

New York,, New York, USA

Daylight

7:06 am – 4:28 pm
9 hours, 22 minutes

Current Time: Dec 7, 2021 at 10:08:33 am
Sun Direction: 155.25° SSE
Sun Altitude: 22.60°
Sun Distance: 91.578 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2021 10:59 am (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 7:06 am 120° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:28 pm 240° Southwest
 
 

Rise/Set Times

Day/Night Length

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Daylight

7:04 am – 4:19 pm
9 hours, 15 minutes

Current Time: Dec 7, 2021 at 9:02:02 am
Sun Direction: 141.98° SE
Sun Altitude: 15.65°
Sun Distance: 91.578 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2021 9:59 am (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 7:04 am 120° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:19 pm 240° Southwest
 
 

Rise/Set Times

Day/Night Length

Phoenix, Arizonia, USA

Daylight

7:19 am – 5:20 pm
10 hours, 1 minute

Current Time: Dec 7, 2021 at 8:09:45 am
Sun Direction: 124.20° SE
Sun Altitude: 8.30°
Sun Distance: 91.578 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2021 8:59 am (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 7:19 am 117° Southeast
Sunset Today: 5:20 pm 243° Southwest
 
 

Rise/Set Times

Day/Night Lengt

Los Angeles, California, USA

Daylight

6:45 am – 4:43 pm
9 hours, 58 minutes

December 6 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Daily and Birthday Horoscopes

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Moon Alert

Until 11:45 PM EST today (8:45 PM PST) there are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Moon is in Capricorn.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is a powerful day to begin your week. For starters, others notice you more than usual because you are charming and successful. Not only that, it looks like you have the backing of people and resources to help you bring about whatever you want. Powah!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This is a wonderful day to travel or to make travel plans. Likewise, it’s a great day to explore opportunities in publishing, the media, the law or medicine. You will also enjoy studying and teaching. You feel energized talking to a diverse group of people!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

A productive day at work! You will get a lot done because you’re pumped to work, plus you can count on the help you need from others regarding finances and practical assistance. This help might be minor, but it will be there. Oh yeah.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You feel friendly today. You want to socialize and hopefully, play! This is a great day to discuss vacation plans or better yet – to be on a vacation. Fun activities with children, social outings, sports events and the arts will appeal.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You’re in a playful frame of mind this week. Today, your creative urges are strong and many of you are involved in a hands-on way with creative projects. Basically, you want to do something to make things run more smoothly at home.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Your focus on home and family (including DIY projects) continues to be strong. This is timely because today, you are so persuasive and charming, you’ll have no trouble convincing someone to help you or to kick back and have some fun.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

This is another fast-paced week for you – so, get ready! Today you might want to make some major purchases for home improvements. Among other things, these might relate to plumbing, bathrooms, recycling and garbage areas. Good day to get on top of stuff!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You’re practical and focused today, which is why this can be a productive day for you. Not only do you have an agenda, you have the ability to persuade others to go along with what you want because you’re very convincing. (Meanwhile, money and cash flow continue to be your main focus.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Things will go your way today. After all, the Sun and Mercury are in your sign attracting people and favourable situations to you. Meanwhile, a hidden energy that is taking place behind the scenes might favour you financially. You might find a practical gift or a solution where you least expect it. (Perhaps a back-alley find?)

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Even though you prefer to keep a low profile right now (certainly for the rest of the week); nevertheless, you’re active dealing with groups today. You might even compete with someone? Fear not because you will be all grace and charm with the Moon lined up with Venus in your sign.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Hidden love affairs are percolating behind the scenes. (Coincidentally, many of you are involved with younger people.) Happily, today things will tend to go your way because not only is your ambition aroused, doors will open for you. Act now!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

The Sun at the top of your chart continues to cast you in a flattering spotlight, which is why everyone admires you. Obviously, now is the time to champion your ideas to others, perhaps leading the way with political, religious and racial ideas. People are listening!

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Sarah Rafferty (1972) shares your birthday today. You are a truth seeker. You love knowledge and constantly seek to learn more. You have a flair for the dramatic, and know how to cause a stir. This year requires flexibility on your part because you are undergoing change. Until 2021 is over, you will continue to discover opportunities to grow and travel new paths.

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope

DECEMBER 6 birthday horoscope predicts that as a Sagittarius who is sociable, you exhibit a cheerful attitude and are a pleasure to have around. You are always lively and ready to have a good time.

The December 6th birthday personality has a magnetic charm. People are often drawn to you without their even knowing it. These Sagittarians are the ones who are the advice lord among the group. You’re charming and your persuasive talents provide valuable insights to others. You love a good challenge.

However, as a negative birthday characteristic, you have the patience of a raging bull and could be impulsive as well. You could be someone who is described as being impatient, forward yet flexible. Naturally, you are an honest person who can be hurtful with that sharp tongue of yours. You, for this reason, are often the peacemaker.

The December 6 horoscope predicts that you are usually on the go all the time. You are optimistic about life, and normally, you surround yourself with like-minded individuals. You stay positive but feel that anyone’s environment has its part in how we look at and approach situations. Mostly, this Sagittarius birthday person is searching for peace and understanding.

Let’s talk about your finances and your career. As the December 6 zodiac sign is Sagittarius, you are in an awesome position to teach. Your aggressive nature makes you a stern administrator suited for upper management or business development. If the entertainment industry interests you, then maybe you should look at some areas that would be beneficial to you. The future of person who born on 6 December depends on the amount of effort they are ready to put in.

The December 6th zodiac shows that you are the kindest, most understanding person. You have a cheerful can-do attitude that people love. People ask for your advice and opinions. You find it humbling to be honored and trusted in this way. Socially, you are sought after to attend the A List of events and happenings around town.

In love, this December 6 birthday person generally wants to be married. Your search for a companion who is perhaps a mirror image of yourself although opposites attract. Your perfect mate is waiting for you somewhere in the midst of all those admirers. As the head of the household, you will hold up to traditional values and principles. This parenting Sagittarian is usually an understanding and sympathetic one.

The December 6 astrology shows that you have a positive and upbeat attitude. You may feel that the mind, body, and soul work together. The only thing you may have to worry about is your weight when you reach that age of around 40 or 50. We tend not to be so active in these years as we have been so, the weight has a way of hanging around and most of the time, in the wrong places.

Nowadays, some programs will teach you how to eat those foods that we love so much. A study has proven that we can still eat the foods we love, but when they are consumed at different times and with other foods, they can be beneficial in weight stability or weight loss.

As a December 6 birthday personality born today, you typically will not walk away from conflict, but rather you are the one to find a solution. Occasionally, you are thrown off guard and lack patience to deal with petty and childish things. Although we live where we live, we don’t have to be a negative result of our surroundings.

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On December 6

Frankie Beverly, Larry Bourgeois, Laurent Bourgeois, Satoru Iwata, Johnny Manziel, Dulce Maria, Agnes Moorehead

See: Famous Celebrities Born On December 6

This Day That Year – December 6 In History

1973 – Gerald Ford is the first Vice President not elected but sworn in.
1992 – Jerry Rice, a player for SF 49ers, catches his 101st touchdown.
1994 – A bid of $398,590 wins someone the Maltese Falcon.
2013 – Record-breaking snow in Dallas-Fort Worth causing extreme driving difficulties, lengthy power outages, flight cancellations, etc.

December 6  Dhanu Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
December 6 Chinese Zodiac RAT

December 6 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Jupiter which symbolizes expansion, progress, new initiatives, and optimism.

December 6 Birthday Symbols

The Archer Is The Symbol For The Sagittarius Zodiac Sign

December 6 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Lovers. This card shows that your personal beliefs and values will change your relationships. The Minor Arcana cards are Nine of Wands and King of Wands

December 6 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Aries: This relationship between two fire signs is passionate and hot!
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Pisces: A relationship between the fire and water sign will turn tepid.

See Also:

December 5 Lucky Numbers

Number 6 – This number stands for a humanitarian who helps and heals people.
Number 9 – This number symbolizes Karmic spiritual enlightenment, compassion, and freedom.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For December 6 Birthday

Blue: This is a color that represents wisdom, understanding, faithfulness, and dedication.
Pink: This color stands for kindness, softness, peace, innocence, and friendliness.

Lucky Day For December 6 Birthday

Thursday – This weekday is ruled by Jupiter. It is a day that brings about inspirational and profitable endings.
Friday– This day is ruled by Venus. It stands for enjoyment, pleasures and financial decisions.

December 6 Birthstone Turquoise

Turquoise gemstone helps improve your analytical thinking and have better control over your emotions and ideas.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On December 6

A pair of exclusive skiing boots for the Sagittarius man and a good book on photography for the woman. The December 6 birthday personality loves gifts that have something to do with travel and adventure.

December 6 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Northern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

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, you know was on the date the person was born.

From Moongiant.com

Today and tonight the Moon will be in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

Visit the December 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on December 6 has an illumination of 7%. 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 December 6 the Moon is 2.53 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: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 7%
Moon Age: 2.53 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 365,714.70 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,380,870.57 km

Useful Moon Resources

Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Monday

Moon-day

Planet: Moon

Colors: Silver and White and Grey

Crystals: Moonstone, Pearl, Aquamarine, Silver, Selenite

Aroma: Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood, Moon Oil, African violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, and Wormwood

Herb: Moonwart

The sacred day of the Moon, personified by such goddesses as Selene, Luna, Diana, and Artemis. The Moon is ruler of flow affecting the changeable aspects of people. If a full moon falls on a Monday, its powers are at their most potent. Magical aspects: peace, sleep, healing, compassion, friendships, psychic awareness, purification, and fertility

Monday is ruled by the moon – an ancient symbol of mystery and peace. Monday is a special day for mothers as the cycle of the moon has long been associated with the female menstrual cycle. Those wishing to conceive a baby would be wise to try on a Monday as the magic of motherhood is strong and pregnancy is in the air.

This is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving agriculture, animals, female fertility, messages, reconciliation’s, theft, voyages, dreams, emotions, clairvoyance, home, family, medicine, cooking, personality, merchandising, psychic work, Faerie magic, and Goddess rituals.

Magickal Applications for Mondays

Monday is named after the moon. The Latin term for Monday is Dies Lunae (“moon’s day”); in the Old English language, this day was Monandaeg; in Greek, it was Hermera Selenes. All of these different names and languages translate to the same thing: the “day of the moon.”

Working with the different phases of the moon is an important skill that takes a bit of time for Witches to learn. So why not cut to the chase and experiment with the day of the week that is dedicated to the moon in all of its magickal energies and aspects?

Magickally, Monday encourages the lunar energies of inspiration, illusion, prophetic dreams, emotions, psychic abilities, travel, women’s mysteries, and fertility.

Source

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