★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
February 25, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. ~ Albert Einstein
★~ February Full Moon:
This month’s Full Moon will occur on Monday February 25, 2013 at 3:26 pm Eastern Time at 7 degrees of Virgo. Also known as the Full Snow Moon according to Native Americans, this transit will have you examining and exploring the details of just about everything! Read ‘Did You Know’ (Below) for more information about February’s full moon.
★~ National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day!
Nuts have been a staple of the human diet for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks and Romans were fond of the walnut, Native Americans enjoyed the pecan, and the Chinese believed that the hazelnut was one of the five sacred nourishments. People also believed that chocolate had divine properties.
The Aztecs and Mayans prepared drinking chocolate for all their sacred rituals. In the seventeenth century, chocolate became a very fashionable drink throughout Europe, and people soon learned that everything tastes better when it’s covered in chocolate. By the middle of the nineteenth century, it was a common practice to dip items like pretzels, nuts, and fruits into melted chocolate.
Celebrate National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day with your favorite chocolate and nut combination! Or your favorite chocolate and nut! If you can not eat nuts have a piece of Chocolate Covered fruit instead.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1836 – Sure as shootin’, Samuel Colt received a patent for a pistol that used a revolving cylinder containing powder and bullets in six individual tubes. (Pre-assembled loads [cartridges] came later.) Up to that time, the single-shot flintlock pistol had been the fastest firearm around. Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company was incorporated in 1855 and some 30 million Colt pistols and rifles have been sold since.
♥~ 1924 –Ty Cobb, one of the legends of baseball, issued an edict to his team, the Detroit Tigers, outlawing the playing of golf during training camp. A report in the Detroit Free Press said that Cobb went so far as to confiscate players’ golf clubs! Guess he was a little ‘teed off’.
♥~ 2001 – The Chinese-language film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon became the most lucrative foreign movie in U.S. history. This was the first movie Cole ever saw-he loved it. I know most parents start with Disney…we were Odd.
♥~ 2010 – A 1939 comic book, Detective Comics No. 27, in which the Batman makes his debut, sold at a Dallas auction for $1,075,500. The price was about $75,000 more than the record set just three days earlier by a Superman comic book.
♥~ 1943 – George Harrison – He was the youngest of Harold and Louise Harrison’s four children, and the youngest of the four Beatles as well. He joined the band when he was only 14, and there was a tendency ever after for his bandmates to treat him like a tag-along kid brother. He was often crowded out of the limelight by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and he was only granted two tracks on every album. When the band split in 1970, he finally recorded and released several of the songs from this backlog; he had enough material for a triple album, 1970’s All Things Must Pass.
♥~ 1971 – Sean Astin actor: The Goonies, The B.R.A.T. Patrol, The War of the Roses, Encino Man, Bulworth, Icebreaker, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ Snow and Solitude: According to Native American traditions, this month’s Full Moon is called the Full Snow Moon, due to the typical weather conditions experienced during the season. The heaviest snow generally falls during the month of February in many areas. Look out at the landscape after a heavy snow and it is eerily quiet, serene and peaceful. It inspires a sense of solitude. Let this be a symbol for you during this moon phase. Enjoy some alone time to get in touch with your thoughts and feelings. Clear out the mental and emotional clutter.
♥~ Virgo Energy: Since this Full Moon falls in Virgo, the Virgo energy of organization and busyness will also be felt during this full moon period. Tap into it and work with it to clean your closets, tidy up your workspace and streamline your schedule. But at the same time don’t become so bogged down in the nitty gritty details that you forget about the big picture. You may also experience pickiness and perfection in relation to others. Be on guard. Bosses may ask you to do rework and coworkers will offer criticism (both conductive and not-so-nice). By the same token you may find that your eye for details is extra sharp.
♥~ Gaining Perspective: One of the key learnings from this transit is gaining perspective. The temptation is to be overly critical of yourself and others. Try to avoid that way of thinking and focus instead on being the best that you can be. Also give others permission to find and bring their best efforts to the game. Let this Full Moon help you see the things that you no longer need, the things you need to improve, and the path to your dreams!
Happy Monday! Hope everyone has a wonderful day! I am off and running…it’s a complicated morning. Sometimes I forget one of my most important rules–I can not be two places at one time.
Odd Loves Company!