26 April 2018– Astro-Weather: Face north just after nightfall, look very high, & you’ll find the Pointers, the end stars of the Big Dipper’s bowl, on the meridian pointing toward Polaris straight down below. From the Pointers to Polaris is about three fists at arm’s length.
Saturn rises before 1 am CST & climbs some high in the south as morning twilight starts to paint the sky. The ringed planet shines against the backdrop of northern Sagittarius the Archer, west of Mars.
Look below waxing Bella Luna this evening for Spica. Jupiter rises far to their lower left around the end of twilight.
For an enlightening view into Astrosophy see Johnathan Hilton’s latest post from the Astrology center
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1721 – A massive earthquake devastates the Iranian city of Tabriz. Many prominent mosques & schools in the city were destroyed, resulting in the deaths of over 250,000 people. At the time that it occurred, the earthquake was popularly interpreted as an omen of misfortune, or a demonstration of godly wrath. The destruction that the earthquake caused was a significant factor in the successful Ottoman takeover of Tabriz in 1722, as well as contributing to Tabriz’s economic difficulties during that period. It also caused the destruction of some of the city’s significant historical monuments
1803 – Thousands of meteors fall from the skies in L’Aigle, France; the event convinces European scientists that meteors exist. In the early afternoon a meteorite shower of more than 3000 fragments fell. Upon hearing of this event the French Academy of Sciences sent the young scientist Jean-Baptiste Biot to investigate that spectacular fall of stones. After painstaking work in the field he reported how these stones must undoubtedly be of extraterrestrial origin effectively gave birth to the science of meteoritics. The L’Aigle event was a real milestone in the understanding of meteorites & their origins because at that time the mere existence of meteorites was harshly debated, if they were recognized their origin was controversial.
1933 – The Gestapo, the secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established
1966 – The magnitude 5.1 earthquake affects the largest city in Soviet Central Asia. Tashkent is destroyed & over 300 people are killed.
1986 – Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Ukraine
1989 – The deadliest tornado in world history strikes Central Bangladesh, killing upwards of 2,300, injuring 22,000, & leaving as many as 180,000 homeless
POD (Poem Of the Day)
~Standing in the obvious
Plunging my hands
Into the oblique angles
Of the obscure…
With a hot springs
For a Heart…
May 2nd 2018, at the RSB 7 pm – 9 pm – John Bloom, the General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in America: The Financial sphere in Threefold Social Organism.
Saturday 5 May 2018 – SPECIAL EVENT – Our Branch is hosting The General Council of the Anthroposophical Society in America
6 pm – Community Pot-Luck – Let’s show these 12 guests from around the country some good hospitality from the Heart-Land – Please bring a dish to share.
7:30 pm – Open Community Conversation with the GC of the ASA
For those interested in following in the current study with the General Council: 2018 April-May ASA Council Study – Transforming the Soul.Vol1.docx
Friday 18 May 2018, 7 pm – 9 pm, –
Whitsun: A Festival of United Soul-Endeavor,
Art Projections & Lecture with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg.
Experiential Social Art with special guest TBA
The newly renovated (& lazured) Elderberries 3-Fold Space is currently available for rental on PEER SPACE for classes, events, meetings, retreats, art exhibits, family parties, etc…