It’s March 20th again, the day of the Spring Equinox (chunfen 春分), when the centre of the Sun spends the same amount of time above and below the horizon, such that night and day are the same length everywhere.
It’s also World Storytelling Day.On this day March 20th 1916 Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, while closer to home my Grandfather, Captain Michael William “M.W.” O’Reilly was likely dividing his time between his job as Assistant Superintendent Clontarf District at Prudential Insurance and as a Captain of the Irish Volunteers, preparing for what was to be the ultimate challenge to British rule in Ireland: The 1916 Easter Rising (Read more at http://wp.me/p15Yzr-R ).A Roman poet (Ovid), a German theologian, a King of Thailand, a Norwegian writer (Henrik Ibsen), a French Emperor (Napolean Bonaparte II) President (Rene Coty), an English actress and singer (Dame Vera Lynn), an American baseball player (George Lee Altman), actor (William Hurt), and blues singer (Marva Wright), a Maxican Nobel Prize winner (Alfonso Garcia Robles), a Japanese long-distance runner, a Canadian Prime Minister (Brian Mulroney) and ice hockey player (Bobby Orr), a Russian composer (Sergei Rachmaninoff), a Greek journalist and politician, and Australian woodchopper, a Danish footballer, a South Korean actor, a New Zealand rugby player, a Gaelic footballer, a Zimbabwean cricketer, a Finnish racing driver, a Belarusian hockey player, an Irish painter (Sir John Lavery) and a Filipino violinist were born on March 20th, or the Cusp of Rebirth** as the Pisces (the 12th and final Sign if the Zodiac) and Aries (the 1st Sign of the Zodiac) cusp combination is known….
“This is a most favourable and desirable cusp, indicative of a union between intelligence and understanding. In essence, these cuspians are likely to possess strong mental powers coupled with the priceless gift of comprehension. The chief characteristics of this blend are vigilance and caution…each step carefully weighed prior to being taken”“The power of intuition inherent in these natives is truly quite remarkable and they rarely go amiss when they rely upon their own judgment as formulated by their intuition. There is an extremely keen and valuable foresight here in all matters of a financial nature and these subjects will work out in advance the most brilliant of schemes and projects which are then executed with total success. The minds of these cuspians are always busily engaged in devising plans for new enterprises and projects. Indeed, perhaps the novelty of a certain scheme holds the most attraction for the Mars/Neptune individual”. Source: http://www.novareinna.com/constellation/ariescusp.html
March 20th marks the first day of the Iranian calendar, while in Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Zanzibar, and Albania it’s a holiday. Now there are 286 days remaining until the end of the year.Happy Birthday me . I am 29,089 days old today!
** Born on the Cusp of Rebirth – The Pisces Aries Cusp