Thursday July 20, 2023
– New Moon Phase – begin, initiate, wish, project, set an intention
– Moon in LEO – Void of Course 10:08 AM – 1:13 PM moving to Virgo
– Retrograde Planets – Pluto, Saturn, Venus (in Preshadow)
– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – July 20th – 22nd – Cut Firewood, Mow to Increase Growth, Dig Holes, Wax Floors, Kill Plant Pests
– Planting Calendar (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – July 18th – 22nd – A most barren period. Kill plant pests and do general farm work.
– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): – Kali – Goddess of Beginnings and Endings
– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Kathe – God of the South, God of Frequencies, Harmonics, and Waves
– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – New Moon in CANCER SUN/MOON – 25 CANCER: a leader of men wrapped in an invisible mantle of power (EARTH – 25 CAPRICORN: an Oriental rug dealer in store filled with precious ornamental rugs )
SUN – 28 CANCER: an Indian girl introduces her college boyfriend to the assembled tribe
EARTH – 28 CAPRICORN: a large aviary
“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” is celebrated on National Moon Day on July 20.
Today is National Moon Day? WTH? Have you heard of such a thing? Actually it is International Moon Day as the United Nations has gotten in on the game and Intertnationalized it in 2022. As stated by the UN itself:
The UN General Assembly declared 20 July International Moon Day to honour both the anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing and raise public awareness regarding the commitment to sustainable lunar exploration on the part of national and international space programmes worldwide.
National Moon Day, also known as the Space Exploration Day, is observed on July 20 every year to commemorate the anniversary of the United States’ first crewed mission to the moon, and the landing of astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on moon on July 20, 1969.
NATIONAL MOON DAY BY NUMBERS
5th – the ranking of our Moon’s size compared to others in our solar system.
14.6 million – the number of square miles of the surface area of the Moon.
30 – the number of Earth-sized planets that could fit between the distance of the Earth and the Moon.
2300 mph – the traveling speed of the Moon orbiting the Earth.
1 inch – the distance the Moon drifts farther from Earth every year.
16.5% – the percentage decrease in a human’s weight on the Moon.
12 – the number of men who have walked on the Moon.
1950s – the period when the U.S. proposed detonating a nuclear bomb on the Moon.
30 seconds – the amount of time in terms of fuel that was left when Neil Armstrong landed on the Moon.
73,476,730,924,573,500,000,000 kg – the mass of the Moon.
Interesting information about the Moon. We look at it – often every night. It is part of our world and we know so little about it.
Kids learn about it in books like Goodnight Moon and the nursery rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle. It is part of our entertainment culture as the cause of Werewolves to turn. At least in some of the stories.
It also holds a very strong position in Astrology. As the second strongest energetic influence on us after the sun. And above you can see we are in the New moon phase – where we begin and set intentions. Tomorrow that will end when we get to crescent phase. The energy as characterized by the Sabian Symbol at the time of the New Moon at 25 Cancer “a leader of men wrapped in an invisible mantle of power.”
As for this weird little holiday or observance or whatever you want to call it, I have no idea what to do with it. Saw nothing about it on the News of even on Discovery or the History Channel today. In fact the only reason I knew about it was that it was noted on my Farmer’s Almanac calendar and had to google the rest.
I brought my attention to another relatively unknown observance: National Hot Dog day. It was yesterday if you missed it. We celebrated a day late and fired up the grill tonight for hot dogs and sausage. I did hear about that one on the news. Shows they are more interested toxic meat-products than about the Earth’s satellite.