Sunrise was a subtle thing this morning, the palest of pastels, gold pink, salmon against the palest of blue grey cloud. …and *cold*! It was only 34 F. Now, after a rain shower, the bright sunshine is pouring through the window.
I got my peach pies baked, but they made us a few minutes late, again. We ran around sorting out the things we brought from home, then I printed the flyers and Tempus took off to put some up in Yachats. …and then things went nuts. From the time he left until 3pm there was never a point where I wasn’t on the phone or working with a customer. At one point I was on the phone and there were 9 people in the shop (7 of ’em one family, but….) Phew!
When Tempus got back, he grabbed a bite of lunch (he was still working on breakfast, earlier) and then went out to put some posters up in Waldport. I was back to working on newsletter stuff by that point, but when he got back I went in the back for a nap and slept for almost 3 hours! Didn’t think I was that tired…. So we closed up and came home.
We stopped at the park to see if we could see the comet. <sigh> Too many clouds, but the ocean was beautiful and getting home past 8pm we still had plenty of light to see!
Tempus made a country skillet for supper and we watched Monty Python sketches on Youtube (ok, the chemist sketch… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtM95-SpthE and the Spanish Inquisition http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=Tym0MObFpTI&NR=1 ) and then we both worked on various things until bedtime, mostly catching up on mail.
Today Tempus may have a mower to work on, or he might be at the shop. I’m going to be setting up workshop stuff.
Attis is one of the stranger gods that come out of the Mediterranean area. He is the consort of the mother goddess Cybele, whose worship was orgiastic and whose priests castrated themselves. This is the day that his image was hung from a tree and paraded into Rome. He pre-figures some of the odder stories about Jesus with his death and resurrection, birth from a virgin at the Winter Solstice, crucifixion, etc. More on Attis here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attis and on the feast here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybele#.27Holy_week.27_in_March
Today’s plant, Trillium, (Wake-Robin, Trillium ovatum), are one of the characteristic flowers of the Oregon spring forests. Tripartite petals and flower make this an unusual plant and since they grow widely separated in the undergrowth of forests, they’re striking when you come across them. Masculine, Venus & Saturn, Earth, the magicks of trillium are concerned with boundaries and lust. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trillium_ovatum
The shop opens at 11am today. 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! In case of bad weather, check here at the blog for updates, on our Facebook as Ancient Light or call the shop at 541-563-7154.
Love & Light,
Today’s Astro & Calendar
The Moon is Waxing Gibbous. 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. Phase ends at the Tide Change on 3/27 at 2:27am. Waxing Gibbous Moon – From seven to fourteen days after the new moon. For spells that need concentrated work over a ¼ moon cycle this is the best time for constructive workings. Aim to do the last working on the day of the Full moon, before the turn. Keywords for the Gibbous phase are: analyze, prepare, trust. It is the time in a cycle to process the results of the actions taken during the First Quarter. During this phase you are gathering information. Give up making judgments; it will only lead to worry. Your knowledge is incomplete. Laugh. Analyze and filter. LOOK WITHIN. God/dess aspect: Maiden/Youth, but in the uncommitted phase, the Warriors. Associated God/desses: Dion, Dionysius, Venus, Thor. Phase ends at the Full on 3/25 at 2:27pm.
Goddess Month of Columbina runs from 3/20 – 4/17
Celtic Tree Month of Fearn/Alder, Mar 18 – Apr 14
Runic half-month of Berkana/ Beorc, 3/14-29 Half-month ruled by the goddess of the birch tree; a time of purification for rebirth and new beginnings.
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Tides for Alsea Bay
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
~ /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
F 22 Low 3:39 AM 3.2 7:15 AM Set 4:29 AM 69
~ 22 High 9:24 AM 6.6 7:32 PM Rise 2:55 PM
~ 22 Low 4:21 PM 1.1
~ 22 High 10:47 PM 6.1
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – I believe that claiming to be a spiritual being/light worker, means direct engagement with the power structures that surround us and, altering their directives to suit the whole; from the circumference to the core. This takes tenacity, truly believing in one’s positive impact, and all of the faculties that make a “great soul”.
~ Open to me, so that I may open. Provide me your inspiration So that I might see mine. – Rumi
~ Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. – Napoleon Hill
~ Positive anything is better than negative nothing. – Elbert Hubbard
~ Sometimes in life you must know what its like to fail, to truly know what its like to succeed. – Mitchell Travis Barg
The old, old sea, as one in tears,
Comes murmuring with its foamy lips,
And knocking at the vacant piers,
Calls for its long-lost multitude of ships. – Thomas Buchanan Read
Magick – Ostara Lore Quoted From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ēostre or Ostara (Northumbrian Old English: Ēostre; West Saxon Old English: Ēastre; Old High German: *Ôstara) is a goddess in Germanic paganism who, by way of the Germanic month bearing her name (Northumbrian: Ēosturmōnaþ; West Saxon: Ēastermōnaþ; Old High German: Ôstarmânoth), is the namesake of the festival of Easter. Ēostre is attested by Bede in his 8th-century work De temporum ratione, where Bede states that during Ēosturmōnaþ (the equivalent to the month of April) feasts were held in Eostre’s honor among the pagan Anglo-Saxons, but had died out by the time of his writing, replaced by the Christian “Paschal month” (a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus). By way of linguistic reconstruction, the matter of a Proto-Germanic goddess called *Austrō has been examined in detail since the foundation of Germanic philology in the 19th century by scholar Jacob Grimm and others. As the Germanic languages descend from Proto-Indo-European (PIE), linguists have traced the name to a Proto-Indo-European goddess of the dawn *H₂ewsṓs (→ *Ausṓs), from which descends the common Germanic goddess that Ēostre and Ostara are held to descend. Scholars have linked the goddess’ name to a variety of Germanic personal names, a series of location names in England, over 150 2nd century BCE Matronae (the matronae Austriahenea) inscriptions discovered in Germany, and have debated whether or not Eostre is an invention of Bede’s, and theories connecting Ēostre with records of Germanic Easter customs (including hares and eggs) have been proposed. Ēostre and Ostara are sometimes referenced in modern popular culture, and are venerated in some forms of Germanic Neopaganism. – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostara