8 April 2017 – Astro-Weather: Vega, the bright “Summer Star,” rises in the northeast not long after dark now. Exactly where should you watch for it to come up? Spot the Big Dipper almost overhead in the northeast. Look at Mizar at the bend of its handle. If you can see Mizar’s tiny, close companion Alcor, follow a line from Mizar through Alcor all the way down to the horizon. That’s where Vega makes its appearance
Although Mercury reached greatest eastern elongation a week ago, in remains conspicuous in evening twilight. Look for it above the western horizon 30 minutes after sunset.
‘We are the echo of the future’.~ W. S. Merwin.
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1820 – The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Milos. Created sometime between 130 & 100 BCE, it depicts Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love & beauty (Venus to the Romans). From an inscription that was on its plinth, it is thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch
1952 – U.S. President Harry Truman calls for the seizure of all domestic steel mills to prevent a nationwide strike
1973 – Deathday of Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter & sculptor
POD (Poem Of the Day)
~Today I am
Yod, the Hand of fluid darkness –
The primal ink I inscribe myself with
Upon the scroll of manifestation…
“Anthroposophy should actually be none other than that Sophia – that content of consciousness – that inner human experience, which endows a human being with their full humanity. The right interpretation of the word anthroposophy is not ‘wisdom of man’ but rather, ‘the consciousness of ones’ humanity’. ~Rudolf Steiner GA 257, 13 February 1923