The Perseid meteor shower, a phenomenon producing up to 60 to 70 meteors per hour in the night’s sky will peak today. This will last until August 24
In ancient Greek mythology, Perseus is the son of the god Zeus and the mortal Danae,. It is said the Perseid shower commemorates the time when Zeus visited Danae, the mother of Perseus, in a shower of gold.
What does all of this Mean………………………………
The New Moon was last Saturday when most of you made your list of “Intentions” for the next 15 days. Couple this with the falling stars and make some wishes every night!
Today is International Women’s Day
So celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. With a little color.
An easy way to bring awareness to women’s rights is to dress accordingly. Just like the Hollywood’s decision to show solidarity for Time’s Up by wearing black to this year’s Golden Globe Awards ceremony to make a strong statement.
Here are the Colors to wear Today :
Black for Solidarity
Red for Power
Purple for Dignity
Green for Hope
White for Purity
Pink for Femininity
The Chinese New Year starts with the first New Moon of a New Year and ends with the Full Moon 15 days later. So, we celebrate the Chinese New Year for 2 entire weeks plus one day.
The family celebrates the Chinese New Year according to what is called the Lunar Year which means ‘Moon Year’. This celebration is considered a way to get rid of the old year and celebrate the new one with great thoughts, prayers and happy times.
15 days to celebrate
New Years Eve — We celebrate family and our ancestors on this day. The Chinese believe that it is our ancestors who ‘laid-the-foundation’ for our family as we know it today.
New Years Day — We feast !! You may call it a Thanksgiving feast that includes our family and what we are thankful for. On this day, many Chinese give read envelopes filled with money, and exchange small gifts .
2nd day — Dog day. I know, this sounds strange but we do lots of praying and are thankful for dogs, because the Chinese believe that the 2nd day is all dog’s birthday.
3rd Day and 4th Day — These days are the days all sons-in-law pay respect to their wives families. Fortunes are read, and
5th Day — This day is called, “Po Woo.” This is the day everyone stays home in anticipation of welcoming wealth into their house. No one visits each other or leaves their house because this will bring bad luck to both people. I call it a day of rest!
6th Day through 10th Day — This is the time of family feasting and fun. We go to temples, get together with lots of relatives and celebrate by enjoying our family.
11th Day through 12th Day — We invite friends to dinner and share our wealth.
13th Day — We spend time eating very simple food because all those dinners have become too much.
14th Day — We plan for our last big day by making lanterns and parade floats, streamers and dragons. We really look forward to this final day of celebration.
This Super Moon is the first blue moon and total lunar eclipse in the U.S. March 1866. A blue moon (However, the moon doesn’t actually appear blue.)which occurs about every 2½ years is another term for the second full moon in a single calendar month. January’s first full moon occurred on New Year’s day, Jan. 1.
The total Lunar Eclipse, it will be visible early in the morning of Jan. 31 from western North America across the Pacific to eastern Asia In the United States, the best view of the eclipse will be along the West Coast.
Stay Tuned on what this will mean astrologically, personally, and what to do this coming Monday.
Mercury Retrograde begins on Saturday, August 12th until September 4th. In addition to Mercury, 4 other Planets are also in Retrograde. They are Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. This combination of retrograde energy is going to slow life to a halt. Patience is definitely needed over the coming weeks.
What Do These Retrogrades Mean?
This Mercury retrograde allows you to get in touch with deeply buried resentments so that you can heal. Old friends may reenter your life to settle old karma and allow you to move on. Pay attention to the way you communicate with people
When Neptune goes retrograde. Our ability to see the truth is in question. Embrace situations that show your creative and business collaborators’ true colors, and resolve to accept what you see. Things that are hidden will be revealed.
When Uranus goes retrograde, You may feel lost from all that you’ve known. This is a time to awaken to your true desires and question what is really working.
When Saturn goes retrograde it is a good time to work on our long term goals. Revisit your responsibilities and duties. Restructure the way you manifest your reality, and find a new way of overcoming obstacles.
This weekend the Lyrid Meteor showers will radiate the sky.. Observers will be rewarded with the sight of 18 or more meteors per hour before dawn from a dark sky location. Since the moon will be nearly to its new moon phase, with darker skies, viewing conditions will be amazing. This is definitely the time to wish upon a star.
The Lyrid meteor shower has the distinction of being among the oldest of known meteor showers. Records of this shower go back for some 2,700 years. The ancient Chinese are said to have observed the Lyrid meteors “falling like rain” which is associates with the Chinese teacher and philosopher Confucius in the year 687 BC.
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