Anja was on the radio! http://www.kcup.net/pod/wednesday/WaldportTodayWithLarryProfittAndKathyAmick01.30.13.mp3
A hummingbird was assaulting the feeder a moment ago. He seemed pretty upset. I’m not sure why. It’s possible that the feeder is getting low. I know the seed feeder is, although Tempus got more seed, yesterday.
By the time I got yesterday’s newsletter out Tempus and I had to scramble into our clothes and get out the door. We had a good ride into Newport, looking at the ocean and the various plants along the road. I did see that both of the eagle trees are broken off. The one that they often use as a perch by Ona Beach/Beaver Creek has lost most of the top. There’s just one stub sticking out and that barely above the trees. The other one that has had a nest for years, now, that’s in the swamp by Christler Lake is snapped off, too, nest and all, about 6 feet down, but something’s already been building on what’s left.
We went from there over to the Fred Meyer’s, but I was sleepy, so Tempus went in to do the shopping by himself, since there wasn’t much. On the way home I kept dozing off, but I dropped him at the shop and came up to the house, ate lunch and crawled into bed. I slept for over 2 hours….
When I got up I looked at the ritual script for Friday and sent Tempus my comments and suggestions, then settled in to newsletter stuff. I had run out of poems in the Quotes section of the files, so got those added in and began setting up Magick for this week and next, since I won’t start the Ostara files until after Valentine’s Day. Of course the Imbolc stuff runs out as of the 1st…. So I figured I’d better get on that, soonest…..
At one point in the middle of that I got really hungry, so I used a prepared pizza crust, smeared it with canned mushroom soup, added little smokies, blue cheese and grated mozzarella and cheddar, mixed. I had a couple of squares of that with the rest of the mushroom soup thinned down with some milk and warmed up. Tempus was still at the shop, but he ate a can of chili from our e-rations there….
I went down to get him well after dark, and he had a huge box of papers and several bags of trash to go out this morning. He came into the study with me for a bit. I’m working on a project for a headdress to go with an outfit that I have that’s late 1300’s…. trying to get it back into shape to wear. …and then I have a hat of his that I need to fix that he no longer has the rest of the outfit, so I’ll have to make him another. Hmm…. Anyway he made me some coils that are some of the underpinnings for the headdress.
We’ll be heading for the shop at the usual time this morning. I have to get a shower first, and Tempus is getting the trash out. Rowan is supposed to stop by to help me with some of the fabric heap and then she wants to work on the library. We’re also going to do some basics on teaching, mostly review of 101 stuff.
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Feast day of Hekate (Hecate), ancient Greece – “In Greece, this day was celebrated as the Feast of Hecate, known to the Romans as Diana Lucifera. Diana had three manifestations, Luna in the Heavens (the moon), Diana the Huntress on earth, and Diana Ludifera in Hades, the Underworld. Diana was the goddess of the moon and was called Diana Lucifera which means the Bringer of Light. The name Lucifera was also applied to the morningstar Venus. The Christians gave the name negative connotations in their systematic attempts to discredit the Roman gods. The Greeks knew Diana as Artemis, the twin sister of Apollo, and daughter of Zeus and Leto. She was born under Mount Cynthus in Delos and hence was also called Cynthia and Delia. She was the goddess of hunting, carried a bow and quiver like her brother, and was especially fond of music and dance. Diana was never conquered by love, and submitted to no man, hence she was the goddess of a ‘chaste’ moon and, except for her family, tolerated only female companions. Her priestesses were all chaste.” From the Roman Calendar (broken link) More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trivia_%28mythology%29 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hecate and here: http://www.wilsonsalmanac.com/book/jan31.html
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Love & Light,
Today’s Astro & Calendar
The Moon is in Gibbous phase. 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 2/9 at 11:20pm. Waning Gibbous Moon – Best time for draining the energy behind illness, habits or addictions. Magicks of this sort, started now, should be ended before the phase change to the New Moon. Phase ends at the Quarter on 2/3 at 5:56am
Goddess Month of of Bridhe, runs from 1/23 – 2/19
Celtic Tree Month of Luis, Rowan, Jan 21 – Feb 17
Runic half-month of Elhaz, from 1/28-2/11. This half month: optimistic power, protection and sanctuary.
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Luis Rowan Jan 21 – Feb 17 – Luis – (LWEESH), rowan – The rowan, or mountain ash (Sorbus aucuparia L.) is related to serviceberries. The red berries were historically used to lure birds into traps, and the specific epithet aucuparia comes from words meaning “to catch a bird”. Birds are also responsible for dispersing the seeds. Rowans thrive in poor soils and colonize disturbed areas. In some parts of Europe they are most common around ancient settlements, either because of their weedy nature or because they were planted. Rowans flower in May. They grow to 15 m (50 feet) and are members of the Rose family (Rosaceae). They are cultivated in North America, especially in the northeast.
Luis – Rowan Ogam letter correspondences
Color: Grey and Red
Meaning: Controlling your life; Protection against control by others.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible W 30 High 2:28 AM 7.7 7:36 AM Set 8:57 AM 92 30 Low 8:27 AM 1.9 5:23 PM Rise 9:40 PM 30 High 2:12 PM 7.5 30 Low 8:38 PM 0.5
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Too busy sometimes now to remember the core of what started at all? Live your dreams and don’t let those dreams make you forget who you were when you dreamed them.
~ He who cannot change the very fabric of his thought will never be able to change reality, and will never, therefore, make any progress. – Anwar Sadat
~ I believe that I am in hell, therefore I am there. – Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) French writer
~ I believe that you cannot go any further than you can think. I certainly believe if you don’t desire a thing, you will never get it. – Mother Charleszetta Waddles (1912-2001) US nun
~ I was in a no-win situation, so I’m glad that I won rather than lost. – Frank Bruno
A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both. – François-René de Chateaubriand
Magick – Imbolc Crafts
Laminated Window Hangings for Imbolc
you will need:
– lined paper
– laminating paper
– Imbolc cookie cutters(the big ones)
– scissors & a single hole punch
– a pencil
what to do:
Lightly trace the shapes of candles, babies, a Triple Moon or other Imbolc figures with your pencil.
Cut out those shapes with scissors.
Colour in the shapes with your crayons lightly.
Laminate the shapes with laminate paper, and cut off the excess edges, leave about 3mm extra laminate paper.
Punch a hole through the top of the shape and hang it up in your window.
Paper Brigid’s Crown – This is especially appropriate for young girls, since this is the holiday for the return of the maiden
You will need:
Construction paper in your child’s favorite colors, and yellow and/or red, for the flames.
Pencil, crayon, or marker
Glue (white glue or glue stick
What to do:
- Cut a strip of paper about 2 inches wide and long enough to wrap around your child’s head. You may need to glue 2 shorter strips to get the right length. Remember to include a couple of extra inches for overlap!
- Draw and cut out eight thin rectangles (these are the candles) of paper.
- Draw and cut out eight flames.
- Glue the flames to the candles
- Draw wicks in the flames and candles.
- Distribute the candles evenly around the headband.
- Glue the candles to the outside of the headband. (You can glue it to the inside if you think your youngster will wait long enough for the glue to dry!)
- Depending on the age of your child, they can do the drawing, cutting and gluing. Even the youngest child can hold paper and have you guide her hands.