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||Daily Stuff 5-26-12 Beginning of the Festival of Diana
Herbs at 11am. Rocks at noon. Sewing workshop at 3pm.
It’s rather dim and gloomy again today, but I’m hoping for more light as the day goes on. After all, it was gloomier stumbling around in the bathroom at quarter to five….:-) I think I’ve been reading too much Doug Adams….
There was a crow out there a minute ago and a couple of house sparrows are arguing over who owns the feeder.
My red rose on the south side of the house is blooming! I picked two bowls full of petals yesterday. That was after I gathered several handfuls of comfrey. I’ve more to do on both today. I did manage to process the calendula from Thursday, too, after sorting out the comfrey. I’ve a whole basket and part of a bundle that I can add to what I grab this morning. The violets are dry and ready to pack. I’ll be packing more this morning and probably getting more of last season’s dried herbs down to “crunch”.
I spent some time yesterday packing rocks. Tempus got me the small bags that we use, so those are getting readied for sale.
…and then I spent time….lots of time… uploaded green screen photos, working on those, website updates and all that sort of thing.
Later in the day I spent a while trying to get some more stock pictures. I don’t really know why I was having trouble, but I couldn’t get decent pix because the camera wasn’t focusing right. Dunno why. I’m going to have to try again today. I’m hoping Tempus will give me a hand with getting the pictures that I couldn’t manage yesterday.
The shop opens at 11am today. Spring hours, 11am-7pm, Thursday through Monday. 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,
Ancient Light’s website – www.ancientlight.info – You *can* order from here! …or e-mail…or call on the phone… or Facebook….etc…..
Tempus does Outdoor Power Equipment repair! - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Magycke-Mower-Small -Engine-Service/132610430115634
Café Press Products from Ancient Light - http://www.cafepress.com/ancientlight Everything from T-shirts to pillows to coffee mugs to journals with witchy or just fun designs! The newest designs are here: http://www.cafepress.com/ancientlight/8866346 These are the Your Personal Satyr designs.
Spoonflower Fabrics - http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/coastalanja The newest designs are in the Anja’s Spring Garden collection (think daffodils in the snow and violets…). We have designs for sale in the Bugs ‘n Slugs Collection, the Garden Collection and Mushroom Collection and two Pagan Collections are coming soon.
Our Circle’s site! - http://www.ancientlight.info/circle/ Add things by e-mailing me here. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Moon is a waxing Crescent. 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. Waxing Crescent Phase ends at the ¼ moon at 1:16pm on Monday.
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.
By late evening the summer constellation Scorpius is well up in the south-southeast, as shown at right. Look for its brightest star, fire-colored Antares, the Scorpion's heart. Antares' "outrigger" stars are just below it and to its upper right. Farther upper right is the diagonal three-star row of Scorpius's head, topped by Beta Scorpii.
Venus (about magnitude –4.2 and fading) is now at the peak of its evening drama, dropping faster into the bright sunset every day. How many more days can you follow it with your naked eyes? With binoculars? Don't confuse it with Capella about 20° to its upper right. See the Sky & Telescope article, Venus Takes the Plunge.
In a telescope Venus is a dramatically thin crescent, just 4% sunlit on May 25th and 3% on the 30th, and about 55 arcseconds tall. You may be able to see its crescent shape in binoculars. Venus is plunging toward inferior conjunction, when it will transit the face of the Sun on June 5–6 (on the afternoon of the 5th for North America). This will be the last Venus transit until 2117.
Celtic Tree Month of Huath Hawthorn May 13 - Jun 9
Goddess Month of Hera runs from 5/16 - 6/12
Runic half-month of Ing, 5/14-5/28 - Male consort of Nerthus, the Earth Mother, Ing is god of the hearth. This time of year expresses potential for abundant growth. (Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, p. 70.)
Runic Half-month of Odal 5/29-6/13- The rune Odel signifies ancestral property, the homestead, and all those things that are “one’s own”..
Sun in Gemini
Moon in Leo
Venus, Saturn, Juno, Pluto Retrograde
©2012 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright
5/26-28 – Memorial Day weekend
5/26 – Saturday, 11am - Herb Workshop
Noon-ish – Care and Feeding of a Rock Tumbler
3pm - Sewing Workshop
5/27 – Sunday, 10am – Wicca 101
Noon - Brea’s Elements (counseling)
2pm - Practical Craft
5/28 – Monday – 6pm – Wicca 101 – Lesson 3
5/30 – Wednesday, 3pm – Herbs Outdoors – (weather permitting)
5/31 - 5pm - Wicca 103 – Lesson 5/6
June 1-3 – Psychic Fair – Special Guest, Tanya Lester, Tasiographer
6/1 – Friday, Tea Leaf Reading Workshop 7pm – by donation
6/2 – Saturday, 10am-6pm - Tea Leaf & Tarot Readings by Tanya Lester, Tasiographer
6/2 – Saturday, 11am - Herb Workshop
6/2 – Noon, Brandon Tweed on Raising Fowl
2pm – Care & Feeding of a Rock Tumbler
3pm - Sewing Workshop
6pm - Metta Meditation
7pm – Movie Night, showing ? (discussion follows)
6/3 – Sunday, 10am-6pm - Tea Leaf & Tarot Readings by Tanya Lester, Tasiographer
6/3 – Sunday, 10am – Wicca 101 Noon - Brea’s Elements (class)
1pm – Free showing of ?
3pm – Discussion follows movie
6/4 – Full Strong Sun Moon at 4:12am, Pathfinding Horse Moon
Lunar Eclipse – 6/4/12 4:03am
6/4 – Full Strong Sun Moon at 4:12am, Pathfinding Horse Moon
Neptune Retrograde 6-4-12 2:03pm
6/6 – Wednesday, 7pm, esbat, waning moon
Chiron Retrograde 6-11-12 10:12pm
6/14 – Thursday – Waldport Chamber of Commerce meeting – Noon
Waldport City Council Meeting – 2pm
6/16 – Waldport Beachcomber Days
New Moon, 6/19, 8:02am
Sun enters Cancer 4:09pm
6/20 – Wednesday 7pm, Circle business meeting for Litha (run-through)
Litha Sabbat Open Circle, 6/22, Friday, 7pm at Ancient Light (waxing moon)
6/21 - 3pm, Crones’ Tea
Saturn Direct 6-25-12 1am
Venus Direct 6-27-12 8:07am
June 30 - July8 – Psychic Fair – Special Guests, Kat Cunningham, Carl Neal & Lupa Bi
Oregon Coast Pan-Pagan Gathering, Friday – Sunday, September 28-30
May. 26, 2012, Rise, Set
Actual Time, 5:38 AM PDT, 8:48 PM PDT
Civil Twilight, 5:03 AM PDT, 9:24 PM PDT
Nautical Twilight, 4:17 AM PDT, 10:09 PM PDT
Astronomical Twilight, 3:22 AM PDT, 11:05 PM PDT
Moon, 10:51 AM PDT, 12:21 AM PDT
Length Of Visible Light, 16h 21m
Length of Day, 15h 10m
Tomorrow will be 1m 39s longer.
Waxing Crescent, 28% of the Moon is Illuminated
Celtic tree month Huath Hawthorn May 13 - Jun 9 - I am fair among flowers - Color: Purple - Class: Peasant - Letter: H - Meaning: Being held back for a period of time - Hawthorn - Like willows, hawthorns have many species in Europe, and they are not always easy to tell apart. All are thorny shrubs in the Rose family (Rosaceae), and most have whitish or pinkish flowers. The common hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna Jacq.) and midland hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata (Poiret) DC.) are both widespread. They are common in abandoned fields and along the edges of forests. Both are cultivated in North America, as are several native and Asiatic hawthorns. Curtis Clark
Huathe - Hawthorne Ogam letter correspondences
Meaning: Being held back for a period of time
to study this month - Ur - Heather and Mistletoe Ogam letter correspondences
Class: Heather is Peasant; Mistletoe is Chieftain
Meaning: Healing and development on the spiritual level.
Tides for Alsea Bay
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
Sa 26 High 3:55 AM 6.7 5:38 AM Set 12:22 AM 20
26 Low 10:58 AM -0.2 8:49 PM Rise 10:52 AM
26 High 5:45 PM 6.2
26 Low 11:20 PM 2.9
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Choose love!
Journal Prompt – Friends - What trait did you admire in a relative, friend, classmate, or coworker today?
Try and fail, but don't fail to try - Stephen Kaggawa
What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also. - Caesar
When the heart weeps for what it has lost, the soul laughs for what it has found. - Sufi aphorism
While we are home our thoughts are still absorbed with solving the challenges we face at the office. And when we are at the office we find ourselves worrying about problems at home. - Jim Rohn
Songs My Mother Taught Me Today
New Poems by Stephanie Pflumm
Even The City Dances
The Trees in town
are waking up.
the far off North
for a bite and a drink.
The kitten did not
come home all night.
Even in the city
Mother's magical dance.
The earth in my yard
Grandfather's sunny rays
spill through my windows
peek through brown grass.
Distant honking geese
with their V
the concrete streets
and Tree shaded sidewalks
I hear the rhythms
as the Wheel dances
Is My Mother Angry?
As I bask
in the sunny warmth
of this late Winter day
I am wondering,
is my Mother angry?
In the last full turn
of the Wheel
I have seen
earthquakes that shook
our planet off Her path.
Hurricanes rip apart
one million lives.
And a Winter that
barely seemed to happen
except in short
And I wonder,
have we finally gone
As we relax our disciplines
to be greener citizens
have we finally spilled
too much poison?
Have we finally cheated
too many relations
of their rightful place
in this planet's scheme?
Has our greed
and righteous self-determination
taken its final toll?
Is my Mother angry enough
to turn Her back on me?
Maybe She is just trying
to shake me awake
before it is just too late
to take back
the damage we have done.
Before it is too late
humans from extinction
Mother gets really angry.
©Copyright 2006, Stephanie Pflumm, All Rights Reserved Worldwide.
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Magick – Litha
Merry Meet...... and welcome to the Litha issue of Cauldrons and Broomsticks: a magical newsletter.
Litha for Kids
Litha is a time of magic and faeries. Also known as Midsummer, to many it seems strange to celebrate the halfway point when school vacations and warm weather have just begun! Today is the longest day of the year and the Sun is at the height of its power but it's a bittersweet joy as the days begin to shorten again, starting tomorrow.
This is a great time of year to harvest herbs for all of your magical workings. It's also a good time to allow your child to begin his/her own witchy cupboard. When harvesting herbs, remember to leave about 1/3 of the plant behind to propagate itself. This ensures a continual harvest throughout the growing season. Also, thank the spirit of the plant for its sacrifice and leave a small offering. Taking a page from Native American custom, a bit of tobacco is a good thank-you to the spirits of your garden but you could also sprinkle a bit of dried herb from a previous harvest. Allow your child to help you bundle the herbs together and tie at the stems with twine or thread. Hang upside down in a cool, dark place until dry and then store them in pretty containers or even plastic baggies. Make sure all containers are labelled clearly as dried herbs tend to look a lot alike! I'll never forget the time when Scout's father, my ex-husband, was making chilli and reached into the spice cabinet for something. He proceeded to add a generous sprinkling of Scout's "dragon scales" (see Kiddy Craft section) to the pot because she had recycled my old herb jars! How he could have mistaken glittery pine cone shingles for cumin is beyond me but he did! We still laugh about that to this day but it wasn't very funny at the time.
One of our favourite activities at Midsummer is building a faery shelter for the little sprites to party and rest. Scout hunts for sticks, which she pokes into the ground and then lays large leaves over the top to form the roof. She decorates with flowers, bird feathers and smaller leaves. We leave out milk mixed with honey and bread and butter, cut into small pieces. She's always very excited to find the containers emptied and the faery house turned upside down from their wild dancing. A friend of mine recently gave me a wonderful idea and that is to leave a small gift for your child as a thank-you from the faeries. You could leave shells from the sea, a small trinket that had been "lost" around the house (everyone knows they faeries love to play tricks!), a small bouquet of wild flowers, a pretty rock or anything you feel is worthwhile. The idea is to keep it natural and simple and then explain to your child why the faeries felt it was an appropriate gift.
by Garnet WindDancer
Weavings' Cauldrons & Broomsticks: a magical newsletter is an online email newsletter for the Pagan population at large. We cover topics ranging from Wicca, Witchcraft, and Druids, to Ceremonial Magic, Kabala, and herb lore. Each Sabbat (Eight a year) you’ll receive this wonderful newsletter in your email box…free! If you have a question or comment, please send them to CandB (at) Wyldwytch (dot) Com. Disclaimer: We wish to make it clear that we are nothing to do with "Cauldrons and Broomsticks eZine"
Copyright © 2005 Garnet/Magi . All rights reserved.
5/19/12 – Dealing with a persistent ex, a mistake from the git-go, stressed and feeling under attack constantly. Help!
5/16/12 – For someone who has found a dream job and wants some extra oomph to help him get it.
5/13/12 – “I am still very sick and have been for a month now - really need help kicking this on the spiritual plane - depression makes you sick and I am having a hard time climbing out of this hole. I now have bronchitis as well as the ongoing infection - see Dr again on Monday - This is probably the only request for help/healing I have ever made - but I just can't seem to kick this on my own. Whatever you think will help - I feel like I am dying a very slow and painful death.” Update 5-8 Doing better, but still need help. Update 5/17 Sunshine helps!
5/8/12 - 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. Update 4/7 He’s doing pretty well and back in school despite the treatments. Update 5/8 No news is good news. Update 5/25 He is 10x better. He is in full remission.
Silliness – GCF: First Day of Psychiatry Class
Psychiatry students were in their Emotional Extremes class.
"Let's set some parameters," the professor said. "What's the opposite of joy?" he asked one student.
"Sadness," was the replied.
"The opposite of depression?" he asked another student.
"Elation," he replied.
"The opposite of woe?" the professor asked a young woman from Texas.
The Texan replied, "Sir, I believe that would be giddyup."
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