Did You Know This Is A Leap Year?

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Leap Day: February 29, 2016

A Leap Day, February 29, is added to the calendar during leap years. This extra day makes the year 366 days long – not 365 days, like a common year.

On February 29th, women can ask a man to marry her.

Role reversal on leap day.

When Is the Next Leap Day?
2016 is a leap year, so the next leap day is February 29, 2016.

The last Leap Day was on February 29, 2012.

Why Add a Leap Day?
Leap days are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth’s revolutions around the Sun.
It takes the Earth approximately 365.242189 days – or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds – to circle once around the Sun. This called a tropical year.

Without an extra – or intercalary – day on February 29 nearly every four years, we would lose almost six hours every year. After only 100 years, our calendar would be off by approximately 24 days in relation to fixed seasonal days days like the vernal equinox or winter solstice.

Caesar Introduced Leap Years
Roman general Julius Caesar implemented the first leap day in his Julian Calendar, which he introduced in 45 BCE (Before Common Era). A leap day was added every four years. At the time, leap day was February 24, and February was the last month of the year.

Too Many Leap Years
However, adding a leap day every four years was too often and eventually, in 1582, Pope Gregory XIII introduced the Gregorian Calendar. This calendar, which we still use today, has a more precise formula for calculating of leap years, also known as bissextile years.

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Traditions & Folklore

Leap day as a concept has existed for more than 2000 years, and is still associated with age-old customs, folklore and superstition. One of the most well-known traditions is that women propose to their boyfriends, instead of the other way around.

What’s a Leap Second?

Leap Months

The ancient Roman Calendar added an extra month every few years to maintain the correct seasonal changes, similar to the Chinese leap month.

 

Source:
timeanddate.com

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Home & Hearth Magick for Sunday, January 24

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Home & Hearth Magick for Sunday, January 24

On Sunday, work for success, healing and blessings.

Planetary Influence: The Sun

Household Symbols: A rooster, a sun, gold jewelry

Colors: Yellow and gold

Kitchen Spices: Cinnamon and orange peels

Source:
Cottage Witchery, Natural Magick for Hearth and Home
Author: Ellen Dugan

Home & Hearth Magick for Sunday, January 17th

Blessed Be

Home & Hearth Magick for Sunday, January 17th

On Sunday, work for success, healing and blessings.

Planetary Influence: The Sun

Household Symbols: A rooster, a sun, gold jewelry

Colors: Yellow and gold

Kitchen Spices: Cinnamon and orange peels

Source:
Cottage Witchery, Natural Magick for Hearth and Home
Author: Ellen Dugan

 

Your Personal Daily Tarot Card for Sept. 24th is The Sun

Your Personal Daily Tarot Card

The Sun



Only The World card of the Tarot can match the blessings that come with The Sun. While it certainly doesn’t promise a life’s path without some bumps in the road, The Sun indicates all will be well. The Sun is our Cosmic Nurturer. Life flourishes under its radiant beams. It provides the illumination to find Truths and lights one’s path so they do not get lost. To stand in the rays of The Sun is to shine. To absorb its energy promotes growth, exceptional physical and mental health, and good fortune. The Sun is empowering, elevating and fills those who bask in it with confidence and sense of self-worth.

Get A Jump On Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Wednesday, September 23rd

Get A Jump On Tomorrow,

Your Horoscopes for Wednesday, September 23rd

by Rick Levine

 

General Horoscope
The Sun enters Libra at 4:20 am EDT to mark the Autumnal Equinox, a time to put our lives into balance and create harmony in our relationships. Reviewing our achievements and failures now empowers us to take the next step, especially if we’re concerned about what’s ahead. Our logic is running the show once the Moon shifts into intellectual Aquarius at 1:51 pm. Nevertheless, a stabilizing Sun-Saturn sextile helps us to keep our feet on the ground

 

Aries Horoscope Mar 21 – Apr 19
Although you can be quite generous in spirit when you so choose, you’re an independent Ram and there are times when you simply forget about the needs of others. But partnerships require more bandwidth once the Sun takes up residence in your 7th House of Relationships today. Stop chasing your dreams long enough to consciously consider what someone else wants. Demonstrating respect to those around you shifts the energy and enables things to run much smoother than you ever expected. Life is meant to be shared.

 

Taurus Horoscope Apr 20 – May 20
You might not be aware of how much others look up to you now, yet even little things you do strongly influence them. However, you could be less concerned with anyone else’s perceptions than you are with completing your chores today. It’s tempting to narrow your vision to concentrate on maintaining your regular routine while the Sun inhabits your 6th House of Habits. But don’t let your current obsession with the details get in the way of being fully present for your friends and family. Honor your core values and everything will work out for the best.

 

Gemini Horoscope May 21 – Jun 20
You’re not in a very practical mood today, so it’s wise to enjoy your colorful fantasies without trying to manifest them into reality. Luckily, there’s nothing wrong with escaping into your daydreams for a little while; this harmless reverie can even provide inspirational food for thought. Just make sure you remain aware of the difference between the idle wanderings of your imagination and what’s actually expected of you in the real world. Don’t miss your chance to dance on the creative edge while the Sun is shining in your 5th House of Self-Expression. Life is what you make it.

 

Cancer Horoscope Jun 21 – Jul 22
Nothing brings you more pleasure now than hanging out in your castle with those you love. The Sun’s current visit to your 4th House of Roots turns your attention inward and sets a nostalgic tone. Ironically, you might even consider traveling — in the real world or in your imagination — all the way back to the place of your origins. However, this isn’t just a walk down memory lane; engaging in serious self-reflection strengthens your foundation for the months ahead. Learning something meaningful about your past inspires you to be more successful in the future.

 

Leo Horoscope Jul 23 – Aug 22
Your calendar is filling up quickly and life seems to be running at a faster pace now that the Sun is lighting up your 3rd House of Immediate Environment. But complications arise if you can’t manage your time effectively because your tight schedule is quite unforgiving today. Don’t get flustered if you fall behind or miss a step; just be honest with everyone affected and continue to do the best you can to be in several places at once. Your heroic efforts are appreciated more than you know.

 

Virgo Horoscope Aug 23 – Sep 22
Your ambivalence over a fundamental issue can make a particular decision rather difficult. Unfortunately, a new wave of confusion may sour your actions with doubt and uncertainty as the Sun slips into your 2nd House of Values. Thankfully, there’s no need to change your mind or alter your plans today, especially if you’re unsure of your options. Hang tight; your confidence will rebound before you know it. In the meantime, sorting through all of your alternatives now gives you the best chance to make the right choice at the right moment.

 

Libra Horoscope Sep 23 – Oct 22
Your mental clarity is razor sharp now as the brilliant Sun sets up shop in your creative sign. You’re capable of making intelligent decisions that are based upon your keen sense of objectivity. However, your thinking is likely to change again with retrograde Mercury also camping out in Libra. Fortunately, sentimentality won’t likely lead you off course today. Accept subjective artistic leanings as lovely inspirations brightening your day; incorporate what you can and leave the rest for another time.

 

Scorpio Horoscope Oct 23 – Nov 21
Although this may not be what you want to hear today, there’s no reason to waste your precious energy and limited resources on starting anything new now. The radiant Sun’s shift into your 12th House of Endings is a powerful reminder to complete current projects and tie up as many loose ends as possible. Keeping a low profile allows you to focus on the more spiritual aspects of your life. There are many treasures to discover in other dimensions if you are willing to suspend your disbelief and let your imagination wander.

 

Sagittarius Horoscope Nov 22 – Dec 21
Your friends and associates may be nearly impossible to read today, leaving you uncertain about where they fit in your current plans. Unfortunately, your ideas might not be as clear as you think, creating problems you haven’t even considered. But don’t blame your lack of confidence on anyone else or you will just drift further away from your goals. Accepting responsibility for your actions now inspires you to take matters into your own hands. Mahatma Gandhi advised, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

 

Capricorn Horoscope Dec 22 – Jan 19
All you can think about now is your career as you ambitiously plan for your future. Fortunately, your professional objectives may be clearly illuminated during the weeks ahead as the Sun travels through your 10th House of Public Responsibility. However, your preoccupation with work can strain your personal life as fulfilling your obligations distracts you from cultivating emotional connections. Establishing a healthy balance in your life is more important than reaching some imagined pinnacle of success. Humans can not live on bread alone.

 

Aquarius Horoscope Jan 20 – Feb 18
You are strongly drawn in two distinct directions now as the Sun brightens fellow air sign Libra. Additionally, the Moon’s return to your futuristic sign adds an emotional twist to an intellectual problem today. Still, your primary challenge is to remain optimistic without losing touch with reality. Deepening a close connection with someone you trust inspires you to keep your dreams alive. Author and activist Helen Keller declared, “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”

 

Pisces Horoscope Feb 19 – Mar 20
You may be uncomfortable with the information imbalance today if someone shares too many personal details and you don’t say anything in return. No matter how pressing the situation seems now, there’s a part of you that doesn’t want to deal with the drama. Although you might actually believe that whatever you don’t know can’t hurt you, it’s simply not the case. Even unexpressed thoughts create ripples in the atmosphere, so it’s smarter to ask questions and listen to the rest of the story when someone asks for your advice. The only way to have a friend is to be one.

 

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Your Daily Tarot Card For August 18th is The Sun

Your Daily Tarot Card For Today

The Sun



Only The World card of the Tarot can match the blessings that come with The Sun. While it certainly doesn’t promise a life’s path without some bumps in the road, The Sun indicates all will be well. The Sun is our Cosmic Nurturer. Life flourishes under its radiant beams. It provides the illumination to find Truths and lights one’s path so they do not get lost. To stand in the rays of The Sun is to shine. To absorb its energy promotes growth, exceptional physical and mental health, and good fortune. The Sun is empowering, elevating and fills those who bask in it with confidence and sense of self-worth.

Astrology of Today – July 22, 2015

 

 

 

 

Astrology of Today – July 22, 2015


Summary:

Mercury’s trine to Saturn stimulates our need for more order and organization in our lives. The Sun enters sunny, expressive, playful Leo tonight, where it will transit until August 23rd.
•The Moon is in Libra all day (until Thursday, July 23rd, at 10:06 PM).
•The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase.
•A New Moon occurred on the 15th, and a first quarter Moon will occur on the 24th.
•Venus is direct and is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Venus will retrograde from July 25-September 6).
•The Sun enters Leo tonight (the Sun transits Leo from July 22-August 23).

Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for July 13 is The Sun

Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for Today

The Sun



Only The Universe card of the Crowley Tarot can match the blessings that come with The Sun. While it certainly doesn’t promise a life’s path without some bumps in the road, The Sun indicates all will be well. The Sun is our Cosmic Nurturer. Life flourishes under its radiant beams. It provides the illumination to find Truths and lights one’s path so they do not get lost. To stand in the rays of The Sun is to shine. To absorb its energy promotes growth, exceptional physical and mental health, and good fortune. The Sun is empowering, elevating and fills those who bask in it with confidence and sense of self-worth.

Astrology of Today – June 21, 2015

 

 

 

Astrology of Today – June 21, 2015


Summary:

The Sun enters Cancer today, where it will transit until July 22nd. Releasing ourselves from the past in some significant way can be a theme today with a Venus-Pluto quincunx and especially the energy of the Jupiter-Uranus trine that perfects tomorrow morning.

The Moon is in Leo until 12:58 PM.
The Moon is void for a short time, from 12:37 PM to 12:58 PM.
The Moon is in Virgo from 12:58 PM forward (until Wednesday, June 24th, at 1:40 AM).
The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase.
Mercury is direct and in its shadow until it reaches 13 Gemini 09 on June 27th.
Venus is direct and enters its pre-retrograde shadow today.
The Sun enters Cancer today (the Sun transits Cancer from June 21-July 22).

Your Daily Tarot Card for June 18th is The Sun

Your Personal Daily Tarot Card

The Sun

Only The World card of the Tarot can match the blessings that come with The Sun. While it certainly doesn’t promise a life’s path without some bumps in the road, The Sun indicates all will be well. The Sun is our Cosmic Nurturer. Life flourishes under its radiant beams. It provides the illumination to find Truths and lights one’s path so they do not get lost. To stand in the rays of The Sun is to shine. To absorb its energy promotes growth, exceptional physical and mental health, and good fortune. The Sun is empowering, elevating and fills those who bask in it with confidence and sense of self-worth.

 

 

 

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