Tonight’s Waning Gibbous phase of the Moon is bringing feelings of regret. No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future. Learn to face things as they come, and when they come, with calm deliberation. We may not be able to control events, but we can control our attitudes toward them. We need to smile more and worry less. We need more love and less hate in our lives. Worry is a total waste of time, it doesn’t change anything, but it does steal your joy. Start today to be happy about something exciting in your life, and put any worry on the back burner, at least for today. It’s a great day to enjoy nature.
April 22, 23 – Lyrids Meteor Shower. The Lyrids is an amazing shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher, which was discovered in 1861. The shower runs annually from April 16-25. It peaks this year on the night of the 22nd and morning of the 23rd. These meteors can sometimes produce bright dust trails that last for several seconds. The Waning Gibbous Moon will block out many of the fainter meteors this year, but if you are patient you should still be able to catch a few of the brightest ones. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Lyra, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
This is the perfect time to Wish upon a Shooting Star. When beginning to observe the Lyrids Meteor Shower, close your eyes and relax. Focus on things that your heart desires the most. Pick the one that is most important to you. Stay focused on this one wish. Open your eyes and wait for the Shooting Star. State your Wish. Then thank the Divine Forces that helped you. Now live it as if it already happened!
April 23 – Moon Joins Jupiter. Rising in the east around 1 am, will be the Waning Gibbous Moon, making an eye-catching close encounter with the bright planet Jupiter. It brings a time of connection. It is a time of opportunity for seeing your life objectively and becoming aware of what is important to you. Music, good food and drink, and lively conversation are very important to mental well being.
People born on April 23rd have an easygoing style that is extremely impressive. You can accomplish just about anything that allows you to express yourself creatively. Your intuitive understanding of what others are feeling borders on the psychic. You can be the truest lover or friend, but only to one who is true to you.
Daily thought for April 23rd: In prayer, it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.