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Herb Talk on the Spring Harvest at 11am. Introduction to Blackwork embroidery at 3pm. Wicca 101 at 6pm.
Bright sunshine is pouring into my study. The roof of the house next door is quite thoroughly frosted over. Little frosty bits are weighing down the catkins on the alder and the small tree by the path. They suddenly melt, some of their substance vanishing with a tiny puff of vapor when the sun hits. The rest becomes a sparkling gem of purest white. No trembling rainbows this morning! ...The porch roof is beginning to drip and now the droplets start to shiver and sparkle from the light breeze that’s coming up.
Since Sunday is the early day, I took the car down to the shop and got things open. I can’t do the flags by myself, but I can get everything else up and running. I pulled my little rolly seat out of the car and did the harvesting from the planters, finding the cutest little snail, but the pictures that I took of him didn’t come out, drattit. As soon as I had that done, I went in and picked up the classroom and got that ready, then went back up to the front and made some headers for the herbs and crystals that I found the evening before. I processed the pictures that I had taken and got ready to upload them. I was just calling Tempus to let him know that I hadn’t seen anyone from Job Corps, when 3 of them came in! They got to wander around the shop a little while I got the pictures uploaded and then we started in to class.
…The sun is brighter, if that’s possible, and sparkles from the glass hummingbird and drips falling from the porch roof are shooting little sparkles around my study. The porch roof is almost running streams as the frost melts. Every so often a drop hits the porch rail and splatters which throws a spray of sparkling droplets. The grass is going from greenish-gray back to green where the sun is touching it and a beautiful hummingbird is having a meal. Each time he pulls his head back his red throat shines like a jewel. …
Brea came in and got set up just as Wicca 101 finished, so the young folks went straight into her class. Tempus came down on his bike after they were well underway, bringing at hot lunch that we all got as he was setting up the VCR for the movie. The Burning Times is a classic documentary that has Margot Adler, Starhawk and lot of pagan historians. Some of it is more pagan myth than history, but it’s still worth watching. Tempus hadn’t seen it, either, since we’ve never had a personal copy. The tapes we have now (and we have the whole trilogy) were donated to the shop library not long ago. The young folks got a bit of a break, at that point, while Tempus and I talked to a friend who was delivering some organic chicken eggs (oh, yum!) and then we finished up the day with Preserving Flowers. We’ve got one beautiful double daffodil sitting in Flower-Dry™. At that point Tempus took them back to the Center and I got some sewing time in, then put my feet up while he was working on filing.
Tempus just came in with a roll of embroidery fabric that I had thrown out because I thought it was too stained to use. He managed to bleach the stains out and while I can’t use it for the original purpose in a kit since the stiffening dissolves in water, I’ll use it for another scroll sampler of my own.
…A puff of steam just floated up from a patch of frosted grass that had been hiding behind one of the species roses in the retaining wall. A bird landed on a upper branch of the alder which sent a spray of drops onto the branches below, which dislodged more. A shower of diamonds! …
I’m hoping to get the laminator out today. We have quite a lot of bookmarks & posters to do and I’d like to try with the dried flower bookmarks. I have some harvesting to do before I head to the shop, since that’s the first class…and I just realized that with the Blackwork class at 3pm, I should take that roll of fabric with me. I don’t have a sampler of my own to work on, just the fancy bit on the scroll frame.
The shop opens at 10 today and we’ll be there through class time. Spring Break hours from 3/24-4/1, 10am-6pm, only closed on Tuesday from Saturday the 23rd through Sunday, the 1st. If we’re supposed to be closed, but it looks like we’re there, try the door. If it’s open, the shop’s open!
Love & Light,
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The Moon is a waxing crescent. Waxing Moon Magick - The waxing moon is for constructive magick, such as love, wealth, success, courage, friendship, luck or healthy, protection, divination. Any working that needs extra power, such as help finding a new job or healings for serious conditions, can be done now. Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams. Diana’s Bow – On the 3rd day after the new moon you can (weather permitting) see the tiny crescent in the sky, the New Moon holding the Old Moon in her arms. Begin on your goals for the next month. A good time for job interviews or starting a project. Take a concrete step! Diana’s Bow lasts until Monday at 7:37pm. Waxing Crescent phase - Keywords for the Crescent phase are: expansion, growth, struggle, opportunity. It is the time in a cycle that you gather the wisdom learned in the new phase and communicate your intention to move forward. Light a candle. Write or read an affirmation. LISTEN & ABSORB. Commit to your goal.
The Moon and Venus, the two brightest celestial objects after the Sun, appear paired up in the west this evening. In reality Venus is 260 times farther away. It's at a distance of 6 light-minutes from Earth, compared to the Moon's distance of 1.3 light-seconds. Jupiter, looking on from below, is currently 48 light-minutes from Earth.
Coincidentally, Venus is at its greatest elongation: 46° east of the Sun. That makes this the very best possible time to spot Venus during daylight hours.
Brighter Venus will be much easier to spot to the Moon's right in late afternoon Monday the 26th.
Venus is at greatest elongation this week (exact on March 26th). For skywatchers at mid-northern latitudes, this is Venus's highest showing in its 8-year cycle of apparitions.
Celtic Tree Month of Fearn Alder Mar 18 - Apr 14
Goddess Month of Columbina runs from 3/20 - 4/17
Runic half-month of Beorc, 3/14-29 Half-month ruled by the goddess of the birch tree; a time of purification for rebirth and new beginnings.
Runic half-month of Ehwaz, 3/30-4/13 - Ehwaz, the horse; time of partnership between humans and Nature, as between rider and horse.
Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, p. 55
Sun in Aries
Moon in Taurus
Mercury retrograde, Mars retrograde, Saturn retrograde, Juno retrograde
©2012 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright
3/26 – Monday – Shop open 10-6
11am – Herb Talk – The spring harvest
3pm – Introduction to Blackwork embroidery
6pm – Wicca 101, Lesson 4-5
3/27 – Tuesday – Shop is closed today
3/28 – Wednesday – Shop open 10-6
11am – Divination – Rune, Tarot, and so on….
3pm – Herbs Outdoors – no class this week
3pm – Herb Workshop – Preparing from dried herbs
3/29 – Thursday – Shop open 10-6
5pm - Wicca 103 – Lesson 4
3/30 - Friday – Shop open 10-6
11am – Crystals and Correspondences
3/31- Saturday – Shop open 10-6
11am - Herb Workshop - Herbal powders
1pm – Care and Feeding of a rock tumbler
3pm – Sewing workshop - learn to handstitch a small bag.
4/1 – Sunday, April Fools’ Day, Palm Sunday
Shop open 10-6
10am – Wicca 101
1pm - Brea’s Elements (class)
1pm – Free showing of The Goddess Returns
3pm – Practical Craft
Last day for Oregon Spring Break
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Destination Branding Workshop - Part 1 Overleaf Events Center at the Overleaf Lodge, 280 Overleaf Lodge Lane, $5.00
http://industry.traveloregon.com/Departments/Tour ism-Development/Oregon-Rural-Tourism-Studio-1.aspx http://industry.traveloregon.com/Departments/Touri sm-Development/Oregon-Rural-Tourism-Studio-1.aspx
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Destination Branding Workshop - Part 2
Overleaf Events Center at the Overleaf Lodge (goes with above)
4/4 – Wednesday, Mercury goes Direct at 3:11am
Esbat, 7pm, Full Moon
4/6 – Friday, Full Wind Moon, 12:19pm, Peaceful Crane moon
April 7-8 – Psychic Fair – No Special Guest
11am - Herb Workshop
1pm – Hypatia and the Burning of the Library of Alexandria
3pm - Sewing Workshop
6pm - Metta Meditation
7pm – Movie Night, showing Agora, discussion will follow, bring snacks. This is a fund-raiser, donations only, although I will be talking about Cherry Hill and the Hypatia society.
4/10 – Tuesday, Pluto Retrograde
4/12 – Thursday
4/13 – Friday, Mars goes Direct, 8:53pm
4/18 – Esbat, Hecate’s Brooch – Lesser Banishing of the Chocolate Bunny
4/19 - Thursday, 3pm - Crones’ Tea
4/19 – Thursday, Sun enters Taurus, 9:12am
4/21 – Saturday, New Moon at 12:18am
Beltane/Walpurgisnacht Sabbat 5/4, Friday, 7pm at Ancient Light
Sat/Sun May 12/13 – Waldport’s Great Garage Sale
Pan-Pagan Gathering, Friday – Sunday, September 28-30
Mar. 26, 2012 Rise Set
Actual Time 7:07 AM PDT 7:36 PM PDT
Civil Twilight 6:38 AM PDT 8:06 PM PDT
Nautical Twilight 6:03 AM PDT 8:40 PM PDT
Astronomical Twilight 5:28 AM PDT 9:16 PM PDT
Moon 8:49 AM PDT No Moon Set
Length Of Visible Light 13h 28m
Length of Day 12h 29m
Tomorrow will be 3m 5s longer.
Waxing Crescent, 14% of the Moon is Illuminated
Fearn Alder Mar 18 - Apr 14 - Fern - (FAIR-n), alder - The common alder (Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertner) is common along lowland rivers, where it grows with aspens, poplars, and willows. Like willows, alders sprout from stumps. This allows them to regenerate after heavy flooding. In protect sites they may grow to 20 m (65 feet) tall. Their leaves are more blunt-tipped than most North American alders, which look more like the grey alder (A. incana (L.) Moench). This species is more common in the mountains of Europe, and is not restricted to moist soils. Like ashes, European alders are not widely cultivated in North American (they are often sold as black alders), but several native species are. Alder wood is said to resist rotting when it is wet, and was the wood of choice for pilings in many regions. Alders are members of the Birch family (Betulaceae).
Fearn - Alder Ogam letter correspondences
Letter: F, V
Meaning: Help in making choices; spiritual guidance and protection.
to study this month - Ailim - Silver Fir Ogam letter correspondences
Color: Light Blue
Meaning: Learning from past mistakes; Take care in choices.
Tides for Alsea Bay
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
M 26 High 3:02 AM 7.6 7:07 AM Rise 8:50 AM 9
26 Low 9:48 AM 0.4 7:37 PM
26 High 4:02 PM 6.3
26 Low 9:37 PM 2.6
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – In the Name of the All-Mother: I sow harmony where ever I go. (The Book Of Hours: Prayers to the Goddess By Galen Gillotte)
Journal Prompt – When? - When you were a child, how did you imagine your adult life? How is it similar or different to what you imagined?
Advice is like snow - the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) English writer
Ah, well, then I suppose I shall have to die beyond my means. - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish writer and wit
All great things are done for their own sake. – Robert Frost
All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women. - Voltaire (1694-1778) French Philosopher and Author
The great fault of Iblis was to imagine
"I am greater than Adam!"
And this illness lives in each human soul
However humble you imagine you are. - Jalal-ud-Din Rumi (Translated by Andrew Harvey from A Year of Rumi)
Fruit and Spinach Salad - http://autumnearthsong.com/2012/03/03/ostara-recip es-2012/
1 pound fresh spinach, torn
4 cups strawberries, sliced
1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained (I would use Clementine fresh oranges here!)
1 star fruit, sliced
GINGER SALAD DRESSING:
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
Arrange spinach and fruit on salad plates. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the dressing ingredients; shake well. Drizzle over salads; serve immediately.
Ostara Lemon Cake - http://autumnearthsong.com/2012/03/03/ostara-recip es-2012/
1 box lemon cake mix
1 (3.4oz) package instant lemon pudding mix
¾ cup oil
¾ cup water
1 TB water
2 TBs melted butter
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 cups powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 350*. Grease a 9 x13 baking pan. Prepare the cake mix using the pudding mix, eggs, oil and water. Bake in the prepared pan for 35-45 mins, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
While the cake is baking, prepare the glaze, mixing together all the ingredients until smooth. Pour the glaze over the warm cake and serve. Makes 10-12 servings
Coconut Carrot Cake - http://autumnearthsong.com/2012/03/03/ostara-recip es-2012/
*I adore carrot cake….and this is a spicy moist one..delish!!
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
2 cups grated carrots
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup raisins
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a 10x15x2 inch baking dish or 10 inch Bundt pan with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
In a separate larger bowl, mix together the eggs, sugar and vanilla by hand. Stir in the oil; the mixture should resemble pudding. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients, then fold in the carrots, pineapple coconut, walnuts and raisins. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and spread evenly.
Bake for 55 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a small knife inserted into the cake comes out clean.
3/19/12 – For a high-schooler, crazy for basketball and volleyball who went down with a concussion early in the season. They’re telling her none of her favorite sports for a year, minimum, we’re asking for healing and the strength to deal with not being able to do what she loves for the moment.
3/16/12 – For someone who has found a dream job and wants some extra oomph to help him get it.
3/7/12 - 9-year-old boy with an inoperable brain tumor. Starting radiation. Family and friends asking help for him and for the children that know him.
3/7/12 – “I would also like to ask for healing...I just want to be whole again...able to walk so I can take care of the things I need to take care of. I know with the whole almost dying thing that it would take me a while to recover but a month and a half of being practically bed ridden..its a lot slower than I anticipated...I am just feeling trapped by my own body and these circumstances. To be honest it may seem bigger than it really is because I'm so inward focused and emotional right now. On the plus side I am very happy to say that I have more energy and am walking further every day ;-)”
Silliness – Found by Robyne!
FOUR ALL WHO REED AND RIGHT
We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes;
but the plural of ox became oxen not oxes.
One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice;
yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.
If the plural of man is always called men,
why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?
If I spoke of my foot and show you my feet,
and I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?
Then one may be that,
And three would be those,
yet hat in the plural would never be hose,
and the plural of cat is cats, not cose.
We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
but though we say mother, we never say methren.
Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
but imagine the feminine, she, shis and shim.
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
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