Doughnuts: It Really Does Happen!
|begin diet to gain weight||Apr 7, Apr 11, May 5, May 18, Jun 10|
|begin diet to lose weight||Apr 20, Apr 24, May 27, May 31, Jun 1|
|begin logging||Apr 24, Apr 25, May 21, May 22, Jun 17|
|breed animals||Apr 19, Apr 20, May 17, May 18, Jun 13|
|can, pickle, or make sauerkraut||Apr 3, Apr 29, Apr 30, May 26, May 27|
|castrate animals||Apr 26, Apr 27, May 23, May 24, May 25|
|cut hair to discourage growth||Apr 3, Apr 29, Apr 30, May 26, May 27|
|cut hair to encourage growth||Apr 17, Apr 18, May 5, May 15, May 16|
|cut hay||Apr 4, Apr 5, May 1, May 2, May 3|
|destroy pests and weeds||Apr 4, Apr 5, May 1, May 2, May 3|
|end projects||Apr 4, May 3, Jun 2, Jul 1, Aug 29|
|go camping||Apr 21, Apr 22, Apr 23, May 19, May 20|
|graft or pollinate||Apr 11, Apr 12, May 8, May 9, Jun 4|
|harvest aboveground crops||Apr 6, Apr 7, Apr 8, May 4, May 5|
|harvest belowground crops||Apr 24, Apr 25, May 21, May 22, May 31|
|have dental care||Apr 15, Apr 16, May 12, May 13, May 14|
|plant aboveground crops||Apr 11, Apr 12, May 8, May 9, Jun 5|
|plant belowground crops||Apr 3, Apr 29, Apr 30, May 26, May 27|
|prune to discourage growth||Apr 22, Apr 23, May 1, May 2, May 3|
|prune to encourage growth||Apr 13, Apr 14, May 10, May 11, Jun 7|
|quit smoking||Apr 20, Apr 24, May 27, May 31, Jun 1|
|set posts or pour concrete||Apr 24, Apr 25, May 21, May 22, Jun 17|
|slaughter livestock||Apr 19, Apr 20, May 17, May 18, Jun 13|
|start projects||Apr 6, May 5, Jun 4, Jul 3, Aug 2|
|wean animals or children||Apr 20, Apr 24, May 27, May 31, Jun 1|
Here’s your monthly horoscope for April 2019. Give yourself some extra time with whatever you are trying to achieve. Find out more from Almanac astrologer Celeste Longacre, who provides at-a-glance predictions for all 12 zodiac signs.
Planet Mercury has just finished another period of apparent retrograde motion. Whew!
This month sees the Sun going from Aries to Taurus—as well as Mercury and Venus going from Pisces into Aries.
New ideas will be popping up but what you do with them will begin to have the primary influence. Planet Mars will be in the sign of Gemini all month stimulating conversations and encouraging us to do lots of different things.
Be a bit careful not to start too many things as Mars is easily distracted in Gemini.
For those who have gardens and are able to plant without a thought of frost, the 11th&12th are excellent days for above-ground crops and the 19th, 20th, 29th& 30th are stellar days for below-ground crops.
Spring is here and we are marching towards summer. Make plans, get reservations, book summer camps and get ready for the Sun!
Folks are likely to see things your way on the 4th and the 5th. Be careful that others don’t pull you off center on the 19th. Don’t believe everything that you hear on the 27th.
Dreams could have messages about your friends on the 10th. A road trip with friends would be excellent on the 12th or the 14th. If you buy it on the 15th, you will probably pay too much.
Ideas to make more money through your career are yours on the 7th and the 10th. Folks are likely to see things your way on the 9th and 10th. Avoid an argument with your significant other by thinking before speaking on the 12th.
Pick an easy project to do on the 5th. You sparkle and shine on the 11th and 12th. Don’t let emotions get the better of you around the 19th.
Work can seem like a chore on the 10th and the 13th. A lot of fun could be had on a road trip on the 14th. Folks tend to see things your way on the 13th and the 14th.
You and your partner are in for some fun on the 7th and the 10th. Be careful when verbalizing internal misgivings on the 12th. Money becomes more of a focus after the 17th.
Don’t believe everything that you hear at work on the 10th. Inner guidance speaks to you truly on the 12th and the 14th. Folks will be seeing things your way on the 17th and 18th.
Creativity is yours on the 10th. Don’t let irritable thoughts get you into trouble at work on the 13th. Thoughts abound on the 24th, read or write if you can’t get to sleep right away.
You feel particularly expansive on the 10th. Be careful not to say too much on the 12th. You sparkle and shine on the 22nd and the 23rd.
You are full of wonderful new ideas on the 7th. Don’t let inner frustrations make you pesky on the 10th. Everyone sees things your way on the 24th and the 25th.
Home and family have become much more important to you this month. Intuition is yours on the 22nd. You sparkle and shine on the 26th and the 27th.
Others see your creativity as particularly attractive on the 10th. Avoid letting inner frustrations make you disagreeable on the 27th. Folks see things your way on the 29thand 30th
April 2019 is the first full month of spring! We hope that your sky is bright and clear and your grass is growing green. In celebration, check out the month’s holidays, recipes, gardening tips, folklore, and a quiz!
This month’s name came from the Latin word aperio, meaning “to open [bud],” because plants begin to grow now.
Birth Month Flowers: Daisy and Sweet Pea.
Spring festivals celebrate the season’s renewal of life.
A cold April, the bar will fill.
This month brings us some capricious weather! April rains bring verdant pastures, but also umbrellas and rain boots!
Does the warmth of spring turn you thoughts to gardening? It does ours!
Monthly Gardening Jobs
Make a Container Gardening Planter
Plant Guides to Roses, Flowers, and Shrubs
Plant Guides to Vegetable, Herbs, Fruit
Starting Your Garden
Are you daunted by the thought of a top-to-bottom spring cleaning? Here are some tips to help.
Make Your Own Cleaners
Homemade Cleaners for Carpet, Floor, Glass, Drains
Fix House Problems
Moon Phases for April 2019
New Moon: April 5, at 4:50 a.m. EDT
First Quarter: April 12, at 3:06 p.m. EDT
Full Pink Moon: April 19, at 7:12 a.m. EDT
Last Quarter: April 26, at 6:18 p.m. EDT
See what’s special about the Full Moon for April.
Which event did not happen in April?
A. “Shot heard ’round the world”/Battles of Lexington and Concord
B. Mutiny on the HMS Bounty
C. First transcontinental railroad completed at Promontory Summit in Utah Territory
D. Harrowing flight of Apollo 13
See answer below!
April cold with dripping rain
Willows and lilacs brings again,
The whistle of returning birds,
And trumpet-lowing of the herds.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82)
Oh, how fresh the wind is blowing!
See! The sky is bright an clear,
Oh, how green the grass is growing!
April! April! Are you here?
–Dora R. Goodale (1866–1953)
ANSWER TO QUIZ: C, on May 10, 1869. (A. April 19, 1775; B. April 28, 1789; D. April 11–17, 1970)
This day, which is observed by countries all over the world, was first suggested by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). They chose Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, April 2, because the Danish author’s stories—which include “The Little Match Girl,” “The Steadfast Tin Soldier,” “The Ugly Duckling,” and “Thumbelina”—have been favorites among children of all nationalities. The celebrations include contests in which children illustrate their favorite books, as well as the adoption of foreign pen pals. Every two years the IBBY sponsors the Hans Christian Andersen medals, which are awarded to a children’s book author and a children’s book illustrator for their contributions to children’s literature.
Defining the Toronto skyline at 553.33m (1,815ft5in), the CN Tower is Canada’s most recognizable and celebrated icon. The CN Tower is an internationally renowned architectural triumph, an engineering Wonder of the Modern World, world-class entertainment and dining destination and a must see for anyone visiting Toronto. Each year, over 1.5 million people visit Canada’s National Tower to take in the breathtaking views and enjoy all the CN Tower has to offer.
After 40 months of construction, the CN Tower was opened to the public on June 26, 1976 and it was well on its way to becoming the country’s most celebrated landmark. It is the centre of telecommunications for Toronto serving over 16 Canadian television and FM radio stations, the workplace of over 500 people throughout the year, and an internationally renowned tourism destination.
Although the CN Tower inspires a sense of pride and inspiration for Canadians and a sense of awe for foreign tourists, its origins are rooted in practicality. The 1960s ushered in an unprecedented construction boom in Toronto transforming a skyline characterized by relatively low buildings into one dotted with skyscrapers. These buildings caused serious communications problems for existing transmission towers, which were simply not high enough to broadcast over the new buildings. Signals bounced off the buildings creating poor television and radio reception for residents. With its microwave receptors at 338 m (1,109 ft.) and at the 553.33m (1,815 ft., 5 inches) antenna, the CN Tower swiftly solved the communications problems with room to spare and as a result, people living in the Toronto area now enjoy some of the clearest reception in North America.
The CN Tower was built in 1976 by Canadian National who wanted to demonstrate the strength of Canadian industry by building a tower taller than any other in the world. Building the CN Tower was a vast and ambitious project that involved 1,537 workers who worked 24 hours a day, five days a week for 40 months to completion.
Tower construction crews moved in on February 6, 1973, and started to remove over 56 metric tonnes of earth and shale for the foundation. Once the foundation was ready, work began on the CN Tower’s 335 m (1,100ft.) concrete shaft, a hexagonal core with three curved support arms. This involved pouring concrete into a massive mold or “slipform”. As the concrete hardened, the slipform, supported by a ring of climbing jacks powered by hydraulic pressure, moved upwards, gradually decreasing in size to produce the CN Tower’s gracefully tapered contour.
Eight months later, the CN Tower’s concrete shaft was the tallest structure in Toronto and by February 1974, it was the tallest in Canada. In August 1974, work began on the seven-story tower sphere that would eventually house the observation decks and revolving restaurant. The CN Tower approached completion in March 1975, when Olga, the giant Sikorsky helicopter flew into the city to lift the 44 pieces of the antenna into place. The CN Tower was finished on April 2, 1975, and opened to the public June 26, 1976.
When the 44th and final piece of the CN Tower’s antenna was bolted into place April 2, 1975, the CN Tower joined the ranks of 17 other great structures that had previously held the title of World’s Tallest Free-Standing Structure, a record the Tower would hold for an incredible 34+ years. Ross McWhirter, editor of the Guinness Book of World Records, was on hand to record the milestone for history and since then, the CN Tower has received numerous mentions in the famous book including most recently the World’s Highest Wine Cellar.
In 1995, the CN Tower was classified as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Canada’s Wonder of the World shares this designation with the Empire State Building, the Chunnel under the English Channel, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Itaipu Dam on the Brazil/Paraguay border, the Panama Canal, and the North Sea Protection Works off the European coast.
Since the CN Tower opened, Canadians and tourists from around the world have made the trip to Toronto to celebrate this marvel of engineering. Besides serving as a telecommunications hub, the CN Tower provides a wide range of unique attractions, exhibits and food and beverage venues.
Over the years, millions of dollars has been invested in expanding and revitalizing the CN Tower to continue to provide visitors with a world class experience:
There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice.
As a form of potential energy that empowers us to generate change, money is neither good nor bad.
At its most basic, money is a tool that enables us to meet our individual needs. As a form of potential energy that empowers us to generate change, it is neither good nor bad. Yet many people react emotionally to issues concerning finances, unconsciously condemning currency itself, the manner in which money is spent, and people who live lives of financial abundance. Individuals who are rich in gifts such as high intelligence are acknowledged for their positive traits while those who have acquired material riches or aspire to become wealthy are frequently judged harshly. However, wealth is not a trait upon which judgment can be legitimately passed. It tells us nothing about how a person lives, what they believe in, whom they care for, or the scope of their values. Like any blessing, wealth is merely an instrument of purpose that can be used both constructively and destructively.
From an early age, people learn to court wealth while simultaneously associating money with greed, selfishness, and unethical behavior. Consequently, this idea becomes entrenched in their hearts as envy. To attain a balanced and rational comprehension of money, as well as a fairer perspective of wealth, we need to recognize that outward manifestations of wealth tell us little about the individuals enjoying those blessings. When we feel the finger of jealousy prompting us to draw unflattering conclusions about people whose lives seem more financially secure than our own, we should remind ourselves that there are many elements of their circumstances we cannot see. Their wealth may be the result of long hours of taxing labor, they may donate a large percentage of their resources to charitable causes, or their bounty may be an incidental aspect of a life spent doing what they love. Ultimately, we can heal our hurtful associations with money by turning a blind eye toward both wealth and poverty when interacting with others and instead focusing on the individual before us.
If you take a moment to consider your own feelings regarding money and wealth, you may discover that you equate financial prosperity with happiness, power, security, independence, or self-indulgence. Money itself, however, is none of these things. You can begin developing a healthier view of wealth by simply accepting that while some possess great wealth and others do not, we all have the potential to create lives of beauty, substance, and wisdom using the resources we have been granted.
Caution: Avoid shopping or big decisions from 11 AM to 11 PM EDT today (8 AM to 8 PM PDT). After that, the Moon moves from Pisces to Aries.
Be careful because most of this day is a Moon Alert. In addition, the Moon is at odds with Jupiter, which is a nice “feel-good” influence, but it also makes you want to go overboard and be extravagant emotionally and practically.
This is a wonderful day to hang out with others and enjoy their company. Meet friends for lunch or Happy Hour. Enjoy interacting with people if you are attending meetings, classes, conferences or little get-togethers. Warning: during the Moon Alert agree to nothing important.
You will interact with parents, bosses and VIPs today, therefore, be aware this is a poor day to volunteer for anything or to agree to anything important because of the Moon Alert. (See above.) Be careful of biting off more than you can chew, which you’re tempted to do!
Resist the temptation to make travel plans today (see Moon Alert above). Be careful not to go overboard in discussions about racial issues, politics or religion. Today people’s emotions are bigger than life, which is why they will fight hard to defend them.
Although you are focused on taxes, debt, wills and inheritances today – this is a poor day to do anything important or sign papers. Do your homework but defer important decisions until tomorrow. This is for your own protection. (Doesn’t that sound like you’re about to get a vaccination?)
Be cooperative with others because the Moon is opposite your sign for most of today. Even though you might be in an easy agreement with someone, this does not mean you should agree to anything important. Don’t go overboard in any way.
Relations with coworkers are good today. Keep to your regular schedule – don’t try anything different. Don’t introduce new ideas. Don’t get carried away with work-related travel plans. Easy does it because there is a Moon Alert for most of today.
This is a wonderful day to be creative. It’s also a great day to party and enjoy the company of others! Enjoy sports events, playful activities with children and romantic get-togethers. Restrict spending to gas, food and entertainment.
This is a good day to entertain at home. It’s also great day for family discussions. Don’t lend or borrow money today, and restrict your own spending to food, gas and entertaining diversions. Stock the fridge! Company’s coming!
Your daily plans might be delayed, or they could go off the rails because most of today is a Moon Alert. However, this is a creative day because you can think outside of the box; nevertheless, it’s a loosey-goosey day, especially if you’re trying to stick to a plan. Make no promises today. Wait until tomorrow.
Restrict your spending to food, gas and entertainment today. Postpone important financial deals until tomorrow because today you might go overboard and later regret it. Pull in your reins a little and resist excess. (That’s when you’ve gone past reasonable.)
Today the Moon is in your sign; and for most of this day, it’s a Moon Alert. On the whole, it’s a feel-good day and you will enjoy schmoozing with others. You will also be in touch with your creative muse. However, it’s a poor day to spend money on anything other than food, gas and entertainment.
Actor Alec Baldwin (1958) shares your birthday today. You are a strong leader who is compassionate and honest. You generally have good judgment. Expect exciting changes and new beginnings this year! Now is the time to clarify future goals. Think about what you want for yourself several years ahead. This is why you are pro-active and eager to act! You will also be more robust and physically vigorous!
IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS April 2, you should be a creative or inventive Aries. You have that eye for peculiar things and a bold quality to go with it. That could be a dangerous combination as you approach life but you remain humble and independent.
Mostly, as your birthday horoscope personality traits show, you are an honest, emotional and friendly Arian. You usually are a good judge of character. Those born on this day believe that everything happens for a reason and that accidents don’t necessarily just happen.Your Arian April 2 birthday characteristics are comprised of many favorable qualities. Every once in a while, you can be distracted by your naivety or by a lack of self-confidence. You can allow yourself to be passive, inadvertently, of course.
You seek the help of your family member while some under the same zodiac sign will not. To some, you give the impression of someone who is “cool” but on the other hand, can be idealistic.
People born on April 2nd, enjoy socializing with friends and family and are usually a source of inspiration for them. Arians practice discretion so you are a trustworthy person. You are a fair and just Aries. You look forward to a family of your own.
The April 2nd birthday astrology analysis suggests that while you are patient, you want movement and excitement in your love life. At the same time, Aries wants a long-term love relationship that is secure, passionate and fun.
You like all day foreplay meaning you like the little love notes tucked away in your pants pocket or receiving sexy photos unexpectedly in the middle of your hectic day. You love to touch and to be touched.
What is most desired of you is your listening ability and your unconditional support and love. You have no problem giving this to your devoted partner.
The downside to an Arian lover is an obsession. You may have to deal with highly charged emotions if you are not careful. Remain objective to avoid turbulence. To make any relationship viable, one has to trust. Refine your thoughts to a more positive outlook.
Success only comes to those who work for it. If today is your birthday, you are good at so many things that a career choice could be a matter of drawing an occupation out of a hat. You have a winning attitude that allows you to make steady progress in your chosen field of professions.
Those that focus on your natural talents are best for you, however. Arians with a zodiac birthday April 2, have the capability to plan to achieve full potential eliminating any ceilings on success.
This will help in your quest for financial fitness when you come of retirement age. You strive to have a balance between home and work. Arians born on this day are quite logical and conservative when it comes to spending.
What your birthday April 2nd tells about you is that you are usually in tune with their bodily needs and malfunctions. You maintain your health as a part of a regular routine and are inclined to eat the organic foods you were raised on.
Otherwise, you are mainly ill due to a stressful situation. When your body does become ill, you bounce back quickly into your daily activities once the issue has been resolved.
The 2nd April birthday meaning shows that you believe in yourself and have a wonder imagination. You like to have fun and you expect great things from your partner.
You do well in any profession as you strive for stability and maintenance of both social and business life. You would be in perfect health if it weren’t for conflict and life’s disappointments. Those things show their ugly faces and make you ill.
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999 – First elected French Pope is Gerbert of Aurillac
1559 – Jewish people are banned from Genoa, Italy
1800 – Ludwig van Beethoven’s first public performance of Symphony in C
1917 – First female member of the US House of Reps is Jeannette Rankin
1954 – Announcement of plans to build Disneyland
1992 – John Gotti, along with other chargers, was convicted this day of conspiracy to murder, illegal gambling, tax evasion, and murder. The people mourned this decision saying “he was a good guy.”
April 2 Mesha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
April 2 Chinese Zodiac DRAGON
Your ruling planet is Mars that symbolizes motivation, authority, aggression, and passion.
The Ram Is The Symbol For The Aries Zodiac Sign
Your Birth Day Tarot Card is The High Priestess. This card shows feminine influences in your life and a strong perception. The Minor Arcana cards are Three of Wands and Queen of Wands
You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Capricorn: This relationship will have lots of passion.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Cancer: These two zodiac signs will not have anything in common.
Number 2 – This is a diplomatic number who can say the truth without hurting.
Number 6 – This is caring number that loves to help people.
Red: This is an aggressive color that symbolizes love, lust, dominance, and leadership.
Silver: This color stands for calmness, prosperity, industry, and style.
Tuesday – This day is ruled by planet Mars. It symbolizes a day when you will test your abilities to see to what extremes you can go.
Monday – This day is ruled by the Moon. It stands for introspection of your feelings, thoughts and getting together with loved ones.
Diamond is your lucky gemstone that helps drive away fears, gives you power and courage in relationships.
A campfire picnic for the man and hot spicy barbecue sauces for the woman.