Daily Stuff 1-2-13 Inanna

Hi, folks!

SunriseDawn is just breaking through, leaving a line along the horizon that is more beige than yellow. It’s only 34F up here, but down by the ocean it’s over 40F. There’s a breeze, but only enough to make things clank. Tempus just put out the birdfeeder.

I spent most of yesterday resting and thinking. I needed some head space to sort out some of my priorities and to get my head wrapped around the fact that I am not responsible for Rose of the Sea, anymore. Tempus discovered that a panel in the bath next door has come loose and he went up in the last afternoon to patch the roof again after having been out working all day.

motif bird hummingbird2Today I have to get back to work again on updates of various kinds and I have some chores to do. Tempus is working, too. Of course, that could all change with little notice…..

Inanna, goddess of the Fertile Crescent, is known in modern paganism for the Wicca 3rd degree ritual being based on the story of the “descent of Inanna”.

Her names and titles
“Nin-me-sar-ra, the Lady of Myriad Offices / or Queen of all the Me
Ninsianna as the personification of the planet Venus
Nin.an.na, which means ‘queen of the sky’.
Nu-ugiganna, the Hierodule of Heaven
Usunzianna, Exalted Cow of Heaven”

More here: http://www.wilsonsalmanac.com/book/jan2.html and here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inanna

wheel of the yearThe shop is closed on Tuesday/Wednesday. Winter hours are 11am-6pm 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,
Anja

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Today’s Astro & Calendar

Waning Gibbous moonThe Moon is Waning Gibbous. Waning Moon Magick – From the Full Moon to the New is a time for study, meditation, and magic designed to banish harmful energies and habits, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity. Phase ends at the Tide Change on 1/11 at 11:44am.

Goddess Month of Hestia runs from 12/26 – 1/22
Celtic Tree Month of Beth Birch  Dec 24 – Jan 20
EohRunic half-month of Eoh 12/28-1/11 Represents the dead, and the yew tree, sacred to Winter shamanism. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books,

Sun in CapricornSun in Capricorn
Moon in VirgoMoon in Virgo
Ceres, Vesta, Jupiter Retrograde
Color: Brown

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©2012 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright

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tree celtic month birchBeth Birch  Dec 24Jan 20 Beith – (BEH), birch – The silver birch (Betula pendula Roth) is the most common tree birch in much of Europe. It grows up to 30 m (100 feet) high, but is more often found in spreading clumps on sandy soils. It is one of the first trees to colonize an area after a mature forest is cut; this is probably a large part of its symbolic connection with new beginnings. It is cultivated in North America, often under the name of weeping birch. The common birch (B. pubescens Ehrh.) is almost as widespread as the silver birch, but grows primarily on acid or peaty soils. It can reach 20 m (65 feet) in height. Birches are members of the Birch family (Betulaceae). Curtis Clark
Beth – Birch – Ogam letter correspondences –
Month: November
Color: White
Class: Peasant
Letter: B
Meaning: New Beginnings; Changes; Purification.

tree beech birch Celtic Tree MonthPhagos – Beech Ogam letter correspondences to study this month
Month: None
Color: Orange-brown
Class: Chieftain
Letter: PH, IO
Meaning: New experiences and information coming

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WavesTides for Alsea Bay

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible

W    2     High   3:42 AM     7.3   7:53 AM     Set 10:24 AM      82
     2      Low   9:35 AM     2.8   4:49 PM    Rise 10:42 PM
     2     High   3:07 PM     6.9
     2      Low   9:43 PM     0.8

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Affirmation/Thought for the Day – I can let go of those thoughts which do not serve me and my needs.

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Journal Prompt – Why do like (or hate) housework?

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Quotes

The first three days of January rule the coming three months. – Traditional English weather proverb
As the weather is on the second of January, so it will be in September. – Traditional English weather proverb
Dripping water hollows out a stone, a ring is worn away by use. – Ovid, Roman poet, who died on this day in 17 CE; Epistulae Ex Ponto, Book IV
Woe to the vanquished. – Livy, Roman historian, who died on this day in 17 CE; History, V, 48  

To pester, insult, deride, desecrate – and to venerate –
is your domain, Inanna.
Downheartedness, calamity, heartache – and joy and good cheer –
is your domain, Inanna.
Trembling, affright, terror – dazzling and glory –
is your domain, Inanna.
Hymn to Inanna, from Jacobsen, Thorkild, The Treasures of Darkness: A History of Mesopotamian Religion  

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Pentacle of ElementsMagick – Witchy bits – Oddments that I ran across….

Hymn to Hera
Keeper of promises,
Maker of Vows,
Queen of the Heavens,
Queen of clasped hands and clasped hearts,
Look down on us with benevolence.

Bless this our union
And teach us that a binding can mean freedom.

Silliness – Why did the Sun decide to go to college? He wanted to be brighter…..

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