Today, September 22nd, is the day the Sun enters Libra and the beginning of Autumn. In the same way that the Solstice marks the days of longest and shortest “light,” the Equinoxes mark the day of equal light. Nox is the Roman goddess of night so equinox literally means “equal night.” The glyph for Libra represents… Read More Wishing you the very best Autumn!
Summer begins in the Northern Hemisphere on June 21 this year. The word Solstice is Latin in origin and translates as, Sol =the Sun, + stitere =standing still. On that day, the North Pole tilts most directly Sunward. Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere experience this as the longest day and shortest night of the year. Around… Read More Happy Summer!
March 19th is the Vernal Equinox this year: Spring is the dawn of the new zodiacal year in the Northern Hemisphere. Don’t you just love the word “equinox?” I have to decide each time whether to say it with a short or long “e”. The equinoxes are the two times during the year when the dark of night […]
Today was the first bright, clear Groundhog day I can remember seeing in years. Usually it is overcast here and I feel like I can look forward to crocuses a little sooner than March 21st but it is a silly game isn’t it? Here is a bit about Groundhog day to refresh your memory about the… Read More It’s going to be a long winter
I’ll admit the first thing I did this morning was check the 2016 deaths for the full tally now that this awful year is officially over. Remember we started the year with Alan Rickman and David Bowie, continued with Paul Kantner, Prince and Muhammad Ali, Patty Duke, Harper Lee, Gene Wilder and John Glenn, finally… Read More Goodbye 2016!
And it’s just as funny as ever…
Are you watching for Santa? You and the kids can track Santa’s progress all day and night on Norad’s Official Santa Tracker right here: http://www.noradsanta.org/ He and the reindeer and heading toward Drammen Norway right now…