Does the equinox sun really rise due east and set due west?

Does the equinox sun really rise due east and set due west?

The March 2019 equinox happens on March 20 at 21:58 Universal Time, which is 4:58 p.m. Central Daylight Time for us in the central U.S. Translate to your time zone. What’s more, the March 2019 full moon comes less than four hours later, to stage the closest coincidence of the March equinox with the full moon since March 20, 2000.

The March equinox heralds the arrival of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. On this day, the sun rises due east and sets due west.

It may seem counterintuitive. But it’s true no matter where you live on Earth (except the North and South Poles, where there is no east or west).

To understand the due-east and due-west rising and setting of an equinox sun, you have to think of the reality of Earth in space. First think of why the sun’s path across our sky shifts from season to season. It’s because our world is tilted on its axis with respect to its orbit around the sun.

The seasons result from the Earth’s rotational axis tilting 23.5 degrees out of perpendicular to the ecliptic – or Earth’s orbital plane.

Now think about what an equinox is. It’s an event that happens on the imaginary dome of Earth’s sky. It marks that special moment when the sun crosses the celestial equator going from south to north. And it also, of course, represents a point on Earth’s orbit.

The celestial equator is a great circle dividing the imaginary celestial sphere into its northern and southern hemispheres. The celestial equator wraps the sky directly above Earth’s equator. At the March equinox, the sun crosses the celestial equator to enter the sky’s Northern Hemisphere.

The celestial equator is a circle drawn around the sky, above Earth’s equator. The ecliptic is the sun’s apparent yearly path in front of the constellations of the zodiac. The ecliptic and celestial equator intersect at the spring and autumn equinox points.

All these components are imaginary, yet what happens at every equinox is very real – as real as the sun’s passage across the sky each day and as real as the change of the seasons.

No matter where you are on Earth (except for the North and South Poles), you have a due east and due west point on your horizon. That point marks the intersection of your horizon with the celestial equator, the imaginary great circle above the true equator of the Earth.

And that’s why the sun rises due east and sets due west, for all of us, at the equinox. The equinox sun is on the celestial equator. No matter where you are on Earth, the celestial equator intersects your horizon at due east and due west.

Where does the celestial equator intersect your horizon? No matter what your latitude is, it intersects your horizon at points due east and due west.

This fact makes the day of an equinox a good day for finding due east and due west from your yard or other favorite site for watching the sky. Just go outside around sunset or sunrise and notice the location of the sun on the horizon with respect to familiar landmarks.

If you do this, you’ll be able to use those landmarks to find those cardinal directions in the weeks and months ahead, long after Earth has moved on in its orbit around the sun, carrying the sunrise and sunset points northward.

Our ancestors may not have understood the equinoxes and solstices as events that occur in the course of Earth’s yearly orbit around the sun. But if they were observant – and some were very observant indeed – they surely marked the day of the equinox as being midway between the sun’s lowest path across the sky in winter and highest path across the sky in summer.

If they thought in terms of four directions, they might also have learned a fact of nature that occurs whenever there’s an equinox: each midway point between the sun’s lowest and highest path.

That is, the sun rises due east and sets due west on the day of the equinox, as seen from everywhere on the globe.

The day arc of the sun, every hour, during the equinox as seen on the celestial dome, from the pole. Image via Tau’olunga at Wikimedia Commons.

Bottom line: The 2019 March equinox comes on March 20 at 21:58 UTC (4:58 p.m. CDT; translate to your time zone). At the equinox, the sun rises due east and sets due west.

A Chinese perspective on the spring equinox

Everything you need to know: Vernal or spring equinox 2019

Hamal: Ancient equinox star

Read more: Understanding celestial coordinates

Full supermoon at March 2019 equinox

Full supermoon at March 2019 equinox

The March 20-21, 2019, full moon ushers in the first full moon of spring for the Northern Hemisphere, and the first full moon of autumn for the Southern Hemisphere. This full moon is also a supermoon, particularly close to Earth. It comes less than four hours after the arrival of the March 20 equinox.

This is the closest coincidence of a full moon with the March equinox since March 2000 – 19 years ago. The full moon and March equinox won’t happen less than one day apart again for another 11 years, until March 2030.

March 2000 full Moon: March 20 at 4:44 UTC
March 2000 equinox: March 20 at 7:35 UTC

March 2030 full moon: March 19 at 17:56 UTC
March 2030 equinox: March 20 at 13:51 UTC

This month’s full moon also presents the third and final supermoon of 2019. Will it appear bigger in your sky? No, not unless you happen to catch the moon just after it has risen in the east, around sunset. Then its larger-than-usual size has less to do with the supermoon, but more from a psychological effect known as the moon illusion.

Supermoons don’t look bigger to the eye to most people, but they do look significantly brighter. If you’re in the suburbs or a rural area, notice the bright moonlight cast on the landscape at this full moon.

Also, supermoons have a stronger-than-usual effect on Earth’s oceans. Watch for higher-than-usual tides to follow the supermoon by a day or so, especially if a coastal storm is happening in your part of the world.

This March supermoon isn’t 2019’s closest supermoon, by the way. That happened last month.

The Virtual Telescope Project will show the March 20 supermoon live, as it rises above the skyline of Rome.

At U.S. time zones, the equinox arrives on March 20, at 5:58 p.m. EDT, 4:58 p.m. CDT, 3:58 p.m. MDT, 2:58 p.m. PDT, 1:58 p.m. AKDT and 11:58 a.m. HST.

At U.S. time zones, the full moon falls on March 20, at 9:43 p.m. EDT, 8:43 p.m. CDT, 7:43 p.m. MDT, 6:43 p.m. PDT, 5:43 p.m. AKDT and 3:43 p.m. HST.

In Universal Time, the equinox arrives on March 20, at 21:58 UTC, and the full moon comes on March 21, at 1:43 UTC. Here’s how to convert Universal Time to your local time.

At the equinox, the sun is at zenith (straight overhead) at the Earth’s equator. Because the Earth’s atmosphere refracts (bends) sunlight, a tiny bit more than half of the globe is covered over in daylight.

Generally, the first full moon of a Northern Hemisphere spring heralds the imminent coming of the Christian celebration of Easter. Since Easter Sunday – by proclamation – occurs on the first Sunday after the first full moon in spring, some of us might expect the upcoming Sunday on March 24 to be Easter Sunday. However, by ecclesiastical rules, the equinox is fixed on March 21, so that places this year’s Easter Sunday (for Western Christendom) on April 21, 2019.

By the Gregorian calendar, the last time that an ecclesiastical Easter and an astronomical Easter didn’t occur on the same date was 38 years ago, in 1981. The next time won’t be until 19 years from now, in 2038.

(Easter Sunday for Eastern or Orthodox Christendom actually falls on April 28, 2019. That’s because the Eastern Church bases Easter on the old style Julian calendar, instead of the revised Gregorian calendar used by Western Christianity and most of the world.)

For our friends in the Southern Hemisphere, this March full moon counts as your Harvest Moon. The Harvest Moon is the full moon occurring closest to the autumnal equinox. On the average, the moon rises about 50 minutes later with each passing day. But for several days around the time of the Harvest Moon, the lag time between successive moonrises is reduced to a yearly minimum. For instance, at 40 degrees south latitude, the moon now rises some 30 to 35 minutes later (instead of the average 50 minutes later) each day for the next several days.

Like Earth, Saturn has equinoxes too! The ringed planet last had an equinox in 2009, and will have its next equinox in 2025. From Earth, Saturn’s rings disappear from view at a Saturn equinox, because these rings are then edge-on from our vantage point. But this near-equinox view of Saturn’s rings is readily visible from the Cassini spacecraft, because it’s 20 degrees above the ring plane. Image via NASA.

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, where it’s the closest full moon to the spring equinox, the lag time between successive moonrises is at a yearly maximum. At 40 degrees north latitude, the moon now rises around 70 to 75 minutes later daily. In the Northern Hemisphere, we ‘ll have to wait for the September full moon to bring forth our procession of early evening moonrises.

Last but hardly least, this March 2019 full moon gives us the first of four full moons in one season (between the March equinox and June solstice). Most of the time, a season – the time period between an equinox and a solstice, or vice versa – only harbors three full moons. But since this March full moon comes very early in the season, that allows for a fourth full moon to take place before the season’s end.

March 2019 equinox: March 20 at 21:58 UTC

March 2019 full moon: March 21 at 1:43 UTC
April 2019 full moon: April 19 at 11:12 UTC
May 2019 full moon: May 18 at 21:11 UTC
June 2019 full moon: June 17 at 8:31 UTC

June 2019 solstice: June 21 at 15:54 UTC

Some people call the third of four full moons in one season a Blue Moon. So our next Blue Moon (by the seasonal definition of the term) will fall on May 18, 2019.

The next Blue Moon by the monthly definition – second of two full moons in one calendar month – will come on October 31, 2020.

Resources:

Astronomical and Gregorian Easter Sunday
Phases of the moon: 1901 to 2000
Phases of the moon: 2001 to 2100
Solstices and equinoxes: 2001 to 2100
Equinox and solstice calculator

Bottom line: Enjoy the equinox full moon on March 20-21, 2019. It’s the third and final full supermoon of 2019, and the first of four full moons in the upcoming season (spring for the Northern Hemisphere, autumn for the Southern Hemisphere).

Holidays Around The World for March 19: San José Day Festival

San José Day Festival

March 19 and September 19

The San JosÉ Day Festival at Laguna Pueblo, about 45 miles west of Albuquerque, New Mexico, used to take place only on St. Joseph’s Day, March 19. But today it is also celebrated on September 19, when freshly harvested crops can be sold and festivities enjoyed in the summer weather.

The fiesta’s events reflect both traditional Laguna events and the Roman Catholic influence common to the pueblos. There are Catholic masses and processions honoring St. Joseph as well as traditional Laguna dancing. Attendees, including other native peoples, can also enjoy a carnival with rides, numerous food stands, and sporting events. One of the largest draws is the annual All-Indian Baseball Tournament in September; Laguna boasts five semi-pro baseball teams.

CONTACTS:
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th St. N.W.
Albuquerque, NM 87104
866-855-7902 or 505-843-7270
http://www.indianpueblo.org
SOURCES:
FolkAmerHol-1999, p. 383

This Day in History, March 19: René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Murdered by His Own Men (1687)

René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Murdered by His Own Men (1687)

René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle (November 22, 1643 – March 19, 1687) was a 17th century French explorer and fur trader in North America. He explored the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada, the Mississippi River, and the Gulf of Mexico. He is best known for an early 1682 expedition in which he canoed the lower Mississippi River from the mouth of the Illinois River to the Gulf of Mexico and claimed the entire Mississippi River basin for France.

La Salle is often credited with being the first European to traverse the Ohio River, and sometimes the Mississippi as well. It has now been established that Joliet and Marquette preceded him on the Mississippi in their journey of 1673-74, and the existing historical evidence does not indicate that La Salle ever reached the Ohio/Allegheny Valley.

Sieur de La Salle

Sieur de La Salle is a French title roughly translating to “Lord of the manor”, from the old French sal(e) (modern salle), “hall”, a manor house. Sieur is a French title of nobility, similar to the English “Sir”, but under the French Signeurial system, the title is purchased rather than earned, and does not imply military duty. It refers to Robert Cavelier’s Signeurial purchase of Lachine from the Sulpician order at Ville Marie around 1667. The phrase La Salle has become iconic, and associated with the person as if it were his name, in expressions such as Robert La Salle, or simply “La Salle”.

Early life

Robert Cavelier was born on November 22, 1643, into a comfortably well-off family in Rouen, France, in the parish Saint-Herbland.[1] When he was younger, he enjoyed science and nature. As a man, he studied with the Jesuit religious order and became a member after taking initial vows in 1660.[a] At his request on March 27, 1667, after he was in Canada, he was released from the Society of Jesus after citing “moral weaknesses.”[3] Although he left the order, never took final vows in it, and later became hostile to it, historians sometimes described him incorrectly as a priest or a leader.[citation needed]

Family

La Salle never married,[4] but has been linked to Madeleine de Roybon d’Allonne, an early settler of New France.[5] His older brother, Jean Cavelier, was a Sulpician priest. His parents were Jean Cavelier and Catherine Geest.[3]

Lachine

Required to reject his father’s legacy when he joined the Jesuits, La Salle was nearly destitute when he traveled as a prospective colonist to North America. He sailed for New France in the spring of 1666.[6] His brother Jean, a Sulpician priest, had moved there the year before. He was granted a seigneurie on land at the western end of the Island of Montreal, which became known as Lachine.[7] [b] La Salle immediately began to issue land grants, set up a village and learn the languages of the native people, several tribes of Iroquois in this area.[8]

Expeditions

“Ohio” expedition

Preparation

The Seneca told him of a great river, called the Ohio, which flowed into the sea, the “Vermilion Sea”.[d]. He began to plan for expeditions to find a western passage to China. He sought and received permission from Governor Daniel Courcelle and Intendant Jean Talon to embark on the enterprise. He sold his interests in Lachine to finance the venture.[10]

Journey

La Salle left Lachine by the St. Lawrence on July 6, 1669 with a flotilla of nine canoes and 24 men, plus their Seneca Indian guides: himself and 14 hired men in 4 canoes, the two Sulpicians Dollier de Casson and Abbé René de Bréhan de Galinée with 7 new recruits in three canoes, and two canoes of Indians. There they went up the St. Lawrence and across Lake Ontario. After 35 days, they arrived at what we call today, Irondequoit Bay on the southern shore of Lake Ontario at the mouth of Irondequoit Creek, a place now commemorated as “La Salle’s Landing”.

Indian villages

There they were greeted by a party of Indians, who escorted them starting the next day to a village some leagues distant, a journey of a few days. At the village, the Seneca vehemently attempted to dissuade the party from proceeding into the lands of their enemies, the Algonquins, telling of the dire fate awaiting them. The necessity of securing guides for the further part of the journey, and the obstinacy of the Seneca to provide them, delayed the expedition a month. A fortuitous capture by the Indians in the lands to the south of a Dutchman who spoke Iroquois well but French ill, and was to be burned at the stake for transgressions unknown, provided an opportunity to obtain a guide. The Dutchman’s freedom was purchased by the party in exchange for wampum.

While at the Indian village in Sept. 1669, La Salle was seized with a violent fever[e] and expressed the intention of returning to Ville Marie.

Niagara and Lake Erie

At this juncture, he parted from his company and the narrative of the Jesuits, who continued on to upper Lake Erie.The missionaries continued on to the upper lakes, to the land of the Potawatomies. Other accounts have it that some of La Salle’s men soon returned to New Holland or Ville Marie.

Further evidence

Beyond that, the factual record of La Salle’s first expedition ends, and what prevails is obscurity and fabrication. It is likely that he spent the winter in Ville Marie.[12] The next confirmed sighting of La Salle was by Nicolas Perrot on the Ottawa River near the Rapide des chats in early summer, 1670, hunting with a party of Iroquois. That would be 700 miles as the crow flies from the Falls of the Ohio, the point supposed by some that he reached on the Ohio River.[13]

La Salle’s own journal of the expedition was lost in 1756.[14] Two indirect historical accounts exist. The one, Récit d’un ami de l’abbé de Galliné, purported to be a recitation by La Salle himself to an unknown writer during his visit to Paris in 1678[15], and the other Mémoire sur le projet du sieur de la Salle pour la descouverte de la partie occidentale de l’Amérique septentrionale entre la Nouvelle-France, la Floride et le Mexique. A letter from Madeleine Cavelier, his now elderly niece, written in 1746, commenting on the journal of La Salle in her possession may also shed some light on the issue.

La Salle himself never claimed to have discovered the Ohio River.[16] In a letter to the intendent Talon in 1677, he claimed discovery of a river, the Baudrane, flowing southwesterly with its mouth on Lake Erie and emptying into the Saint Louis (i.e. the Mississippi), a hydrography which was non-existent. In those days, maps as well as descriptions were based part on observation and part on hearsay, of necessity. This confounded courses, mouths and confluences among the rivers. At various times, La Salle invented such rivers as the Chucagoa, Baudrane, Louisiane (Anglicized “Saint Louis”), and Ouabanchi-Aramoni. These included segments of those he’d actually traversed, which were earlier the Illinois and Kankakee, St. Joseph’s of Lake Michigan, probably the Ouabache (Wabash) and possibly the upper Allegheny and later, the Chicago and lower Mississippi. He also correctly described the Missouri, though it was hearsay – he’d never been on it.

Confounding fact with fiction started with publication in 1876 of Margry’s Découvertes et Etablissements des Français. Margry was a French archivist and partisan who had private access to the French archives. He came to be the agent of the American historian Francis Parkman. Margry’s work, a massive 9 volumes, encompassed an assemblage of documents some previously published, but many not. In it, he sometimes published a reproduction of the whole document, and sometimes only an extract, or summary, not distinguishing the one from the other. He also used in some cases one or another copies of original documents previously edited, extracted or altered by others, without specifying which transcriptions were original, and which were copies, or whether the copy was dated earlier or later. Reproductions were scattered in fragments across chapters, so that it was impossible to ascertain the integrity of the document from its fragments. Chapter headings were oblique and sensational, so as to obfuscate the content therein. English and American scholars were immediately skeptical of the work, since full and faithful publication of some of the original documents had previously existed. The situation was so fraught with doubt, that the United States Congress appropriated $10,000 in 1873, which Margry wanted as an advance, to have the original documents photostated, witnessed by uninvolved parties as to veracity.

Discovery of the Ohio and Mississippi

If La Salle is excused from discovering the two great rivers of the midwest, history does not leave a void. On May 8, 1541, south of present-day Memphis, Tennessee, Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto reached the Mississippi River, which the Spanish called the Rio Grande for its immense size.[17] He was the first European to document and cross the river, though not traverse it.[citation needed] It is uncontested that Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette were the first Europeans to traverse the upper Mississippi in 1673,[18] and that Father Louis Hennepin and Antonine Augalle visited the Falls of St. Anthony on the upper Mississippi in spring, 1680,[19] in advance of La Salle’s own excursion in early 1682.

Credit for discovery of the Ohio River is provisionally given to two obscure early English explorers, Thomas Batts and Robert Fallam from Virginia who visited Wood’s River (today called the New River), a tributary of the Ohio via the Kanawha, in what is today West Virginia in Sept. 1671.[20] Other scholars declaim that this short (one month) expedition did not penetrate to the Ohio to the west, but elect instead Virginia Englishmen James Needham and Gabriel Arthur who in 1673-74 circumnavigated the southeast finally traversing Shawnee villages along the Ohio.[21] The lower Ohio River first began appearing on French maps about 1674[22] in approximately its correct hydrography, and in its relation to the Mississippi, though diagrammed more northerly, approaching Lake Erie from the west and may have been confounded with the Maumee portage route.[23]A memoir by M. de Denonville in 1688, recites that the lower Ohio, at least from its confluence with the Wabash to the Mississippi, was a familiar trade route.[24] In 1692, Arnout Viele, a Dutchman from New York, traversed the length of the Ohio from the headwaters of the Allegheny in Pennsylvania to it’s mouth on the Mississippi, though the hydrography of the Allegheny remained opaque for at least several decades thereafter.[25]  Read More…

Inspiration for the Day for March 19: The Tortoise And The Hare

 

 

The Tortoise And The Hare

BY MADISYN TAYLOR

Like the tortoise and the hare, we all arrive at the same destination, together, eventually.

The classic tale of the tortoise and the hare reminds us that different people take life at different speeds and that one way is not necessarily superior to another. In fact, in the story it is the slower animal that ends up arriving at the destination first. In the same way, some of us seem to move very quickly through the issues and obstacles we all face in our lives. Others need long periods of time to process their feelings and move into new states of awareness. For those of us who perceive ourselves as moving quickly, it can be painful and exasperating to deal with someone else’s slower pace. Yet, just like the tortoise and the hare, we all arrive at the same destination together, eventually.

People who take their time with things are probably in the minority in most of the world today. We live in a time when speed and productivity are valued above almost anything else. Therefore, people who flow at a slower pace are out of sync with the world and are often pestered and prodded to go faster and do more. This can be not only frustrating but also counterproductive because the stress of being pushed to move faster than one is able to move actually slows progress. On the other hand, if a person’s style is honored and supported, they will find their way in their own time and, just like the tortoise, they might just beat the speedier, more easily distracted person to the finish line.

It’s important to remember that we are not actually in a race to get somewhere ahead of someone else, and it is difficult to judge by appearances whether one person has made more progress than another. Whether you count yourself among the fast movers or as one of the slower folks, we can all benefit from respecting the pace that those around us choose for themselves. This way, we can keep our eyes on our own journey, knowing that we will all end up together in the end.

Daily OM

Get A Jump On Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Wednesday, March 20

Moon Alert

Caution: Avoid shopping or important decisions from 11 AM to 10 PM EDT today (8 AM to 7 PM PDT). After that, the Moon moves from Virgo into Libra. The Full Moon in Libra peaks at 9:43 PM EDT (6:43 PM PDT).

Aries (March 21-April 19)

If you can use your wealth or possessions to help someone else – this is the perfect time to do this because your rewards will come back to you multiplied. The old axiom that what goes around, comes around is always in play – but sometimes (like today) it’s magnified!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You have powerful energy within you right now. (You can feel it.) This means you have a chance to wield more influence in your daily life and environment, especially to use this power to make improvements in your world. Keep at this!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Be wary of hidden energy that might be negative, for example, someone who does not have your best interests at heart. This kind of negative energy might be empowered now, which makes it easier for you to spot and avoid it.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Now is the time to define long-range goals. Think about what you want to change about yourself and your world, and what you have to do to start to make those changes a reality. You will be able to maintain a sustained effort for a long time. Bonus!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Your ambition is aroused! You have big ideas and you intend to achieve them. The best ideas to work on will be ideas that benefit others as well as yourself because then your success will really be remarkable. Capisce?

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Use your influence through the media, publishing or higher education to make the world a better place today. For example, can you help someone less fortunate in another country or another culture? If you can, you will be rewarded and gratified.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You have the power today to make beneficial changes and improvements to how a joint sum of money is handled. Or perhaps you can influence how a partner’s wealth can benefit someone else? Look for ways to do this today.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is a Full Moon plus it’s an excellent day to explore how you can improve your closest relationships, especially with partners and close friends. Whatever improvements you introduce should not just improve your own situation, they should improve the lives of others as well.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This is the perfect day to introduce reforms to where you work; however, make sure these reforms benefit others as well as yourself. Having said that, it’s also a good day to think about how you can improve your own health.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Can you do something to improve the welfare of children in your life? This is the perfect day to look for ways to do this. These children might be your own kids, they might be children in your community, or children who are suffering in another land. (On my website, a mosquito net sent to Africa costs only $10.)

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You have lots of energy today to make improvements to your home. Look around you to see what can you do that would make the biggest impact to benefit everyone. Likewise, what can you do to improve family relationships?

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

We are gregarious creatures. We need to communicate with others. Generally our communications are relatively trivial but comforting. Today you can make your communications count in a way that benefits others – perhaps through teaching, telling others something or writing.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Director-producer-writer-actor writer Spike Lee (1957) shares your birthday today. You have a wonderful imagination. You are also brave, outgoing and sensitive. Congratulations because you are in your year of harvest. All kinds of major achievements will come to fruition now as you reap the benefits of the last decade. Expect to enjoy power and leadership in all your relationships. You deserve this time of success. Make the most of it!

–GeorgiaNichols

Born on the Pisces-Aries Cusp

Born on the Pisces-Aries Cusp

Discover the inspiring powers of the Cusp of Rebirth

 

If you’re born on the Pisces-Aries Cusp, from March 17 to March 23, you’re a dreamer and a go-getter! Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac and Aries is the first, so you were fittingly born on the Cusp of Rebirth. This makes you both imaginative and impulsive, and chances are you know what you want — and you want it now.

Born on this cusp, you are influenced by fantastical Neptune, the ruling planet of Pisces, and Mars, the ruling planet of Aries. Neptune will boost your imagination, while active Mars will get you fired up with initiative. This makes you a creative individual who takes your dreams and puts them into action. You know how to make your wishes become realities!

Being born on the Pisces-Aries cusp, you’re instinctive, strong, and raring to go. This mix of energy allows you to combine your fearlessness with compassion for others, which can make you a very successful leader! You are loyal to your friends and colleagues and eager to take certain people with you on your way to the top.

While you’re fun, smart, and quirky, you can also be very impatient. Born on this cusp, your intuitive knowledge is joined by an impulsive — sometimes immature — need to act. You don’t always let your thoughts marinate, so you have a tendency to put your ideas into action as soon as they come to you. Sometimes you will luck and find success this way, but others may not be comfortable going along on your ride.

Because you were born on the Cusp of Rebirth, you have a passionate imagination that allows you to craft new and different opinions, theories, and stories. You are an innovative pioneer who can easily understand the needs of others and take the best course of action. Focus your energy and use your abilities wisely, and you’ll be an impressive force to be reckoned with.

Strengths:

Intuitive, smart, empathetic, driven, fun, quirky, creative

Your ability to churn out ideas, solutions, and plans makes you an exceptional leader. Life is never dull when you’re around! You know how to solve problems creatively and have the energy to act and make concrete decisions. You have a strong empathy and compassion for your loved ones, and you’re eager to listen and advise them with your intuitive senses.

Weaknesses:

Stubborn, loud, impulsive, direct, selfish, uncompromising

Your different way of looking at the world and willingness to share with others can sometimes be off-putting in social settings. You love to dive into deep subjects quickly with anyone who is willing to listen, and while this can make fast friends for those willing to engage, it can also make other people quite uncomfortable. You tend to latch on to your beliefs and can be very stubborn when someone challenges you. Enjoy the debate! Try to relax and have a fun, diverse conversation with those who disagree with you.

Compatibility:

You’re an eccentric individual who appreciates having a good partner to talk to. Air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius will love staying up all night talking together and sharing unique ideas and dreams. Earth signs, however, are the yin to your yang. You will light up their world and they will offer you the grounding support that you need. This is a recipe for a serious relationship though, so you might need to date around first before you settle down.

Advice:

You enjoy the sound of your voice, ideas, and opinions very much — and it can affect your social life. Practice your patience and give others the chance to speak. Yes, you are an intelligent individual, but that doesn’t mean that others don’t have good ideas as well. Work a little harder on your listening skills and ability with work with others, and you’ll be a rockstar with a fan club!

Celebrities:

Reese Witherspoon, Adam Levine, Gary Oldman, Rob Lowe, Bruce Willis, Queen Latifah, William Shatner, Perez Hilton

 

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If You Were March 19th, Happy Birthday Pisces!

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Happy Birthday Pisces!

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS March 19, your birthday personality is one of your greatest assets. Your friends think the world of you, Pisces. You are a devoted team player that has a lot of discipline and practicality.

If today is your birthday, you pay close attention to the little things so you can easily pick up on things most people take for granted. This is what makes you a unique Piscean.

The Pisces birthday horoscope for March 19th shows that you are loyal to your friends and family members. You are intelligent, to say the least. You are capable of solving problems with apparent ease.Those that trust you with their innermost thoughts are people that admire you. Pisceans born on this day are always thinking of ways to bring joy into their loved one’s life.

The March 19th birthday meaning shows you, to be frank, trusting and finely tuned Pisceans. With this connection to your friends and family, you receive the same treatment. This is important to you as it shows appreciation for your time and efforts.

You have realistic expectations but sometimes, you can guard against those that are stunned by your prudent nature. In those relationships necessary to your environment, you should make an effort to let go of past misunderstandings. If you had a blemish, Pisces, this would be it. Holding on to grudges only affects you adversely in the long haul.

As a lover, people with birthday March 19, you are protective and idealistic. You suffer many disappointments because of it. You hope that each relationship will be your last. Your birthday characteristics show you to be a sentimentalist and while sensitivity is a desirable quality, Pisces, you must stay grounded. Your impulsiveness can give way to burning bridges and spoiling the compatibility in relationships.

Today’s birthday horoscope predicts that it is your choice to be successful. You work toward it every day. Pisces’ communication skills are impeccable and you would make a great fit for leadership positions. You could be responsible for inspiring a student if you so choose to become an educator at your local high school or university.

You could become famous for writing the inaugural speech or be a feature editor in some world-renowned magazine. You have so many natural talents, Pisces; you can literally be what you want to be. It is as easy as closing your eyes and pointing. You can do it… You are a Pisces!

Overall, March 19th Pisces zodiac birthdays people are cheerful beings. It could be that you choose what thoughts you have. You make a choice to remember some things and others, you reinvent. You should not change things that could be crucial to your history. It is deceitful to do so even if the damage is to yourself.

Pisceans born on this day are generally physically healthy. Maybe you had some illnesses as a child but have since grown out of them. The only thing that should concern you is being partial to alcohol or pills. You have a likelihood to take to these things for comfort instead of using them for the purpose they were intended.

The March 19th birthday analysis shows that you as a parent, Pisces, have different ideas when it comes to raising your own. Those born on this day may lack certain skills.

You should not be ashamed. You love them but give your children too much rope. Perhaps seeking a balance between creative freedom and lackadaisical parenting would make educating, training, disciplining matters easier.

Those born on March 19 are Pisceans that are highly thought of. Although you have a pleasing personality, you can hold grudges, Pisces. You need to let that go as well as reinvent your past to soothe what ails you. Face it… get on with it.

 

The 19 March birthday astrology suggests that you have far to go in this life and even though you are physically in good shape, it would be smart to leave the drinking to another fish.

Pisces, you want to set a good example for the children, but do not know how. There is help out there. Reach out for it. You can do this! You are capable of finding solutions to everything!

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On March 19

Casey Anthony, Bun B, Ahmad Bradshaw, Garrett Clayton, Glenn Close, Wyatt Earp, Vida Guerra, Jawan Harris, Moms Mabley, Bruce Willis

 

This Day That Year – March 19 In History

1227 – Count Ugolino of Segna appoints Pope Gregory IX
1644 – To show loyalty to the Emperor, suicide is committed by 200 members of the Peking imperial court
1775 – Italy; after 37 days of being buried by the snow, 3 out of 4 people survive
1918 – Daylight saving time becomes effective as do time zones

March 19  Meen Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
March 19 Chinese Zodiac RABBIT

March 19 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Neptune that symbolizes faith, compassion, sensitivity, and imagination.

March 19 Birthday Symbols

The Two Fishes Are The Symbol For The Pisces Zodiac Sign

March 19 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birth Day Tarot Card is The Sun. This card symbolizes illumination, rejuvenation, power, and energy. The Minor Arcana cards are Ten of Cupsand Queen of Wands

March 19 Birthday Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Aries: This will be a passionate and energetic match.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign GeminiThe relationship will be difficult and fail because of difference of opinions.

March 19 Lucky Numbers

Number 1 – This number stands for innovation, pioneer, enthusiasm, and command.
Number 4 – This number is an organized, hardworking, simple and down to earth.

Lucky Colors For March 19 Birthday

Turquoise: This is a positive color that symbolizes equilibrium, faith, trust, elegance and intuition.
Orange: This is a color associated with action, vigor, enjoyment, and optimism.

Lucky Days For March 19 Birthday

Thursday – This day ruled by Jupiter stands for vigor, energy, activity and plentiful.
Sunday – This day ruled by Sun stands for determination, power, willpower, and independence.

March 19 Birthstone Aquamarine 

Aquamarine is a soothing gemstone that helps you meditate deeply and improve spiritual consciousness.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On The 19th Of March:

A hand made photo frame for the man and a quirky T shirt for the woman.

 

–SunSigns.org