We start the New Year in the Badger State……Wisconsin.
Sunday December 31, 2017 Mercury trine Ceres 5:51AM EST, Jupiter square the nodes 2:50PM EST, sun contra-parallel Kronos 5:12PM EST and opposes Kronos 9:36PM EST
Monday January 1, 2018
- Full Moon 9:23PM EST at 11°Can37′
- Moon opposite Saturn
- Moon opposite Venus
- Moon opposite the Sun
- Moon trine Neptune
Tuesday January 2, 2018
- sun sextile Neptune 4:37AM EST,
- Jupiter square Ceres 9:03AM EST,
- Uranus stations direct 9:10AM EST (SD)
- Moon square Uranus
- Venus opposes Kronos 10:33AM EST,
- Mercury sextile Zeus 3:56PM EST
- Moon opposite Pluto
Wednesday January 3, 2018
- sun sextile Poseidon 11:34AM EST,
- Venus sextile Neptune 12:38PM EST,
- Uranus quincunx Vesta 5:35PM EST,
- Mars parallel south node 10:30PM EST
- and parallel Poseidon 11:13PM EST
Thursday January 4, 2018
- Moon in Leo
- sun parallel Cupido 1:25AM EST,
- Mercury parallel Pluto 5:36AM EST,
- Venus sextile Poseidon 1:16PM EST,
- and Neptune
- Mars square the nodes 7:52PM EST
Friday January 5, 2018
- Moon in Virgo 3:12 AM
- Mars square Ceres 2:26AM EST,
- Mercury trine Eris 6:21AM EST,
- Mars parallel Jupiter 10:06AM EST,
- Venus sextile Neptune 9:11 am
- sun parallel Saturn 5:57PM EST
Saturday January 6, 2018
- Saturn trine Transpluto 6:37PM EST,
- Moon trine Venus
- Moon trine the Sun
- Moon sextile Mars
- Mars conjunct Jupiter 7:38PM EST,
- Moon trine Jupiter
- Mercury trine Uranus 6:38PM EST,
- Mercury square Chiron 11:06PM EST,
- Moon square Mercury
- sun quincunx Ceres 6:50PM EST,
- Mars parallel Hygeia 11:39PM EST
- Orthodox Theophania
Sunday January 7, 2018
- Moon in Libra
- Moon square Saturn
- Venus quincunx Ceres 4:13AM EST,
- Mercury contra-parallel Hades 9:49AM EST,
- Sun parallel Mercury 10:48AM EST
- and contra-parallel Hades 12:12PM EST,
- Venus contra-parallel Kronos 6:32PM EST
- Russian Orthodox Christmas
from the 1911 Encyclopedia Brittannica
WISCONSIN (known as ” the Badger state¹ “), is one of the North Central states of the United States of America. It is bounded on the E. by Lake Michigan, on the N. by the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Lake Superior, on the W. by Minnesota and Iowa, and on the S. by Illinois.
Its greatest length from N. to S. (42 30′ N. Lat. to 47 3′ N. Lat.) is 300 m., and its greatest breadth (86 49′ W. Long, to 92 54′ W. Long.) is 250 m. The greater part of the western boundary separating the state from Minnesota and Iowa consists of the Mississippi and St Croix rivers flowing S. and the Saint Louis river flowing into Lake Superior.
The Menominee and Montreal rivers form a considerable part of the boundary line on the N. and E., separating it from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The state’s lake shore boundary is more than 550 m. long.
Included in Wisconsin are the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior, and Washington Island and a group of smaller islands at the entrance to Green Bay on the Lake Michigan side. The state occupies a total area of 56,066 sq. m.,2 810 of which are water surface. Roughly speaking, it divides the Great Lakes region from the upper valley of the Mississippi
Wisconsin forms part of the inner margin of an ancient coastal plain of crystalline rocks about which the plain sediments were deposited. The plain and the old- land were well worn down by erosion and then were uplifted; were dissected by stream valleys, and were glaciated.
The surface is generally rolling and undulating, comprising, with the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, a swelling elevation of land between the three depressions represented by Lakes Michigan and Superior and the Mississippi and the St Croix rivers. The lowest elevations are in the southern and central portions of the state, where the altitude averages between 580 and 600 ft. above sea-level.
The highest points in the state are residual masses of relatively resistant rock rising above the erosion surface; such are: Rib Hill (1940 ft.) in Marathon county, in the north-central part, and some of the peaks of the Penokee Range in the N. part of the state, which are about 1800 ft. high. From the N. highland two heights of land (1200 to 1600 ft.) extend southward well into the central portions of the state, dividing the greater part of its area into two natural drainage basins.
The western most of these elevations separates the valleys of the Mississippi, and the St Croix from that of the Wisconsin river. The eastern elevation is a ridge or cuesta formed by an outcropping hard layer of the ancient coastal plain ; and it separates the Wisconsin river basin from the Fox River Valley and the streams flowing into Lake Michigan.
Along the Mississippi and the Wisconsin runs a chain of bluffs varying in height from 200 to 300 ft., and in the E. a rocky limestone ridge some 30 m. back from Lake Michigan extends from the Door county peninsula, E. of Lake Winnebago and as far south as the Illinois line.
There are no large rivers flowing into Lake Superior and very little drainage in that direction, as from a point some 30 m. S. of the lake all the streams flow in a southerly direction. The Mississippi is the drainage basin for a greater part of the state.
The St Croix river rises in the S.W. part of the Penokee Range and flows W. and S., forming the western boundary of the state for 135 m. before it joins the Mississippi 20 m. below St Paul. Before it is joined by the Wisconsin, the Mississippi.
1.The badger is not found in the state, and the name probably originated as a nickname for those lead miners N. of the Illinois line who came from the East, who lived in dug-outs like the hillside burrows of the badger, and who did not go home in winter like the miners from southern Illinois and farther south, who were called ” suckers,” a name borrowed from the migrating fish in the Rock, Illinois and other rivers flowing south.The name ” suckers ” was applied generally to all the people of Illinois, and the name ” badgers ” to the people of Wisconsin and ” badger state ” to the state itself.
Michael Gilbert, co-founder of the Ameraucana breed of chicken, disagrees and relates that he “actually have badgers living on my property, and have as long as I can remember. My brother used to accidentally catch them in his fox traps back in the 1960’s – 1970’s. He stopped trapping years ago.” Read the original Facebook post here.