|Sun Dog ~ Many in the UK were lucky recently to witness a stunning example of this solar and atmospheric phenomenon, known scientifically as a parhelion. I caught it from the back yard, where a striking and multicoloured halo surrounded the sun, caused by hexagonal ice crystals refracting its rays like prisms, amid the high cirrus clouds…
|Sunrise, Sunset Calendars & Local Time ~ This site allows you to generate a monthly calendar of sunrise and sunset times, together with the divisions of twilight and major lunar phases, for any location you choose. You can select your nearest city from the list provided or enter your own details, to ensure you take account of updates to daylight saving time for example.
Mountain Astrologer ~ To fail to mention
the website of one of the most popular astrology magazines around would
be to neglect my duty as your guide to the astrological Internet. Hailing
from Cedar Ridge, California you can sample its content here, with a
selection of articles for your perusal online, naturally.
|The Norwood Scale ~ My neighbour is losing his hair. It is a source of endless merriment for me, as he is not a very likeable individual and I have a grandstand view of this deforestation. I gave up my own battle years ago and far from regretting the situation, have never looked back. My scalp is in excellent condition with no comb-overs, side partings or weird headgear, either.
|The Owl With Stars In His Eyes ~ Zeus is a Western Screech Owl, who suffers from a condition that leaves him 10% of his vision, but also with eyes that resemble the constellations of a starry night. He no longer lives in the wild and currently resides at the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar, California. He is friendly and loves attention. He’d be happy if you paid him a visit…
|The Planets Suite ~ Recommended for the sake of completeness, since no links archive with an astrological focus could ever be considered truly comprehensive, without mention of this work by Gustav Holst. Written between 1914 and 1916, the seven movements explore the impact of the planets on us, from the point of view of traditional astrological wisdom…
Prophecies of Nostradamus ~ Amid the speculation
and conjecture that this subject perennially engenders, have you ever
wondered what Michel de Nostradame actually said? First published in
1555 and 1558, here is your opportunity to read his famous Centuries
in full, even in the original French. It’s a bit of a let-down though after all the hype…
|Thesaurus.com ~ A thesaurus lists synonyms and antonyms, helping you find alternatives to words that maybe you otherwise use too much. This is a special recommendation for certain horoscope writers out there, whose minimal comprehension of basic astrological principles is matched only by their tenuous grasp of language…
|The World at Night ~ TWAN is a project to build a photographic catalogue of the world’s most beautiful and historic sites, in the context of a celestial backdrop of stars, planets and other notable cosmic events. It’s in the early stages, but still fascinating to click through these images of the night sky seen from a variety of famous and iconic locations.
Is Not a Medieval Woodcut ~ How many times have you seen this image? Plastered with reverence on publications from all over, this
woodcut is definitely connected with those prominent in the history of
astrology, right? Wrong, it seems first to have been published as recently
as 1888. Kerry Magruder is here to explain…
and date.com ~ Astrologers work everyday with dates and times, so
it was a pleasure to stumble across this website. It has some really
useful features that are all related to date and time - such as time
zones around the world, calendars and public holidays or how many seconds
you have been alive, for example…
|Time.is ~ For an expensive piece of technology, the system clock on your computer is probably quite inaccurate. Windows has a service that synchronises the reckoning of your machine with an external source, but many people still disable it for reasons of privacy and performance. This site tells you the exact time for your location and how far adrift you are currently too…
|Tornado ~ Even the fastest winds during a hurricane, are cut down to size by those at the centre of a tornado, with 301 ± 20 mph noted near Oklahama City in 1999. This terrifying superlative now concludes a short series of recommendations linked to wind speed. Did you know, in astrological terms, that high winds are ruled by Uranus and more regular ones by Mercury?
|Twilight ~ Twilight is the time between dawn and sunrise, then sunset and dusk. But did you know about the three established and accepted divisions of this period known as civil, nautical and astronomical twilight, defined according to the position of the geometric centre of the Sun and its distance below the horizon? Well, you do now…