A little breezy, a little drippy, overcast, but bright, 55F, not too cold, not too warm, maybe a little sun later, maybe a little rain…. today is what my Baba called a “meejum” day. She meant “medium”, but it just didn’t cut through the accent. 🙂
I did my Daily Dozen waiting for Tempus yesterday, although it was more like 3 dozen. My handfasting counseling people were in almost before we were open, so that was the first hour and some change. They’re coming back late this afternoon for the 3-hour.
Various folks stopped in visiting. Darwinia had duck news, after the land blessing of the night before. Lulu is sitting! It looks like there are 9 eggs to wait for hatching. Mary was in to chat while she waited for her bus and we talked SCA stuff among other things. After everyone headed out, Tempus and I got going on stock, although I had been pricing things as we chatted.
The light was too awful for pictures. I tried, but they washed out or looked lurid. 😦 We have some new BoS hardcovers, pendulums, Czech glass bottles, etc. Late in the day Sasha and Kyle stopped by. Tempus finally woke up around 6:30 and we left for home around 8pm. We had salad for supper and went to bed soon after.
Today’s feast is that of Hermes Trismegistus. He seems to be a combination of Hermes and Thoth with a lot of other bits thrown in, but the corpus of works assigned to him are the basis of Hermeticism. He is a god of writing and magick, of astrology, alchemy and other learned arts. There are books like the Kybalion and the Emerald Tablets of Thoth that are attributed to him. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermes_Trismegistus
Today’s plant is the Columbine, genus Aquilegia. Found in garden and native species in Oregon, these plants stick their flowers up into the air where they can be admired. They’re related to aconite and share those qualities of a deadly poisonous plant. The flowers aren’t the problem. It’s the seeds and root. Columbina means “dove” and Aquila is “eagle” supposedly from the resemblance of the flower either to clustered doves or the spur at the back of the flower to an eagle’s claw. There is such a thing as too much imagination…. – Feminine, Venus, Water – Crush between the hands or wear in a pouch that can be squashed to induce courage and daring. Carry a posy of the flowers to attract love and the seeds can be used as a love perfume when crushed, however the seeds are *very* poisonous, so don’t ingest any! More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquilegia
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Love & Light,
Today’s Astro & Calendar –
The Moon is Full at 9:35pm. Waxing Moon Magick–The waxing moon is for constructive magicks, 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 5/24 at 9:35pm. Full Moon –The day of the day before and day after the true Full Moon. “And better it be when the moon is full!”! Prime time for rituals for prophecy, for spells to come to fruition, infusing health and wholeness, etc. A good time for invoking deity. FRUITION Manifesting goals, nurturing, passion, healing, strength, power. Workings on this day are for protection, divination. “extra power”, job hunting, healing serious conditions Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams. God/dess Aspect: Mother/Abundance/Kingship – Associated God/desses: Danu, Cerridwen, Gaia, Aphrodite, Isis, Jupiter, Amon-Ra. Phase ends on 5/26 at 12:25pm.
9:25pm PDT – Full Moon – The full moon of May is called the Milk Moon. Its Cree name is Aligipizun, meaning “Frog Moon.” Other names are Corn Planting Moon, Corn Moon, Hare Moon, and Flower Moon. In Hindi it is known as Buddha Poornima. Its Sinhala (Buddhist) name is Vesak. The full moon rises around sunset and sets around sunrise, the only night in the month when the moon is in the sky all night long. The rest of the month, the moon spends at least some time in the daytime sky.
after sunset – Venus and Mercury in conjunction – Venus and Mercury are in close conjunction, with Jupiter a few degrees away. Venus (magnitude –3.9) is now an “evening star” setting just after the sun and is just beginning an evening apparition that will continue for the rest of the year. Can you pick it up yet? Look 15 or 20 minutes after sunset barely above the west-northwest horizon (far to the lower right of Jupiter for viewers at mid-northern latitudes).
Goddess Month of Hera runs from 5/16 – 6/12
Celtic tree month Huath/Hawthorn from May 13 – Jun 9
Runic half-month of Inguz/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 Othala/ Odal/Odel 5/29-6/13- The rune Odel signifies ancestral property, the homestead, and all those things that are “one’s own”.
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Celtic tree month Huath/Hawthorn May 13 – Jun 9 – I am fair among flowers –
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
F 24 Low 6:45 AM -1.6 5:40 AM Set 5:19 AM 97
~ 24 High 1:09 PM 6.7 8:47 PM Rise 8:34 PM
~ 24 Low 6:34 PM 2.0
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Make this a divine day!
~ Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don’t have film. – Steven Wright
~ Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards. – Vernon Saunders Law
~ He wants to live on through something-and in his case, his masterpiece is his son. all of us want that, and it gets more poignant as we get more anonymous in this world. – Arthur Miller (1915-2005) US playwright
~ Help yourself and God will help you. – Dutch Proverb
I used to draw pictures of blank faces,
Everything else had detail…
I didn’t want to see the face
Of the man standing in the doorway.
Now I am grown,
And draw women wearing hoods.
My face isn’t blank though,
I have personality and passion.
But I hide, wear layers.
Someone told me I had so many layers
That it was like thick towels.
Oh, yes I do. Empaths have to.
I hide my sexuality with fat
I block the memories unconsciously;
There is no body,
There is only the mind inside.
I try to stay out of the dark tunnel
That spirals into scary places,
But a part of me stays there…
And the only way to really live
Is to love myself enough
To be willing to let myself survive,
And to love the Goddess enough
To let Her lead me into the Light. – © Copyright 1/23/08, Beth Clare Johnson (Mystic Raven)
Magick – Litha Studies
A Sweet Woodruff Spell for Prosperity – from Pagan Studies
At dusk in my woodland garden, sweet woodruff sends out its fresh haylike scent, and its white flowers glow in the June twilight. In June, sweet woodruff reaches the height of its magical power, and is valuable in attracting prosperity. The prosperity spell which follows should be concluded next month, beneath July’s Blessing Moon. On a June evening, just before nightfall, gather some woodruff flowers, leaves, and stems. Cut them all, and put them in a darkened room to dry on a hook or beam. When July’s Moon is at its height, and the woodruff has dried, bury it with a dollar and a copper coin. Now, with what you’ve sown your wealth will increase. By: James Kambos – )0( GrannyMoon’s Coventry of Healing Arts and Pagan Studies
“Will you marry me?” Really means…. “Both my roommates have moved out, I can’t find the washer, and there is no more peanut butter.”
“Go ask your mother.” Really means…. “I am incapable of making a decision.”
“You know how bad my memory is.” Really means…. “I remember the theme song to ‘F Troop’, the address of the first girl I ever kissed and the Vehicle Identification Numbers of every car I’ve ever owned, but I forgot your birthday.”
“Oh, don’t fuss. I just cut myself, it’s no big deal.” Really means…. “I have actually severed a limb, but will bleed to death before I admit I’m hurt.”
“I do help around the house.” Really means…. “I once put a dirty towel in the laundry basket.”
“Hey, I’ve got my reasons for what I’m doing.” Really means…. “And I sure hope I think of some pretty soon.”
“I can’t find it.” Really means…. “It didn’t fall into my outstretched hands, so I’m completely clueless.”
“What did I do this time?” Really means…. “What did you catch me at?”
“What do you mean, you need new clothes?” Really means…. “You just bought new clothes 3 years ago.”
“I’m going to stop off for a quick one with the guys.” Really means…. “I am planning on drinking myself into a vegetative stupor with my chest pounding, mouth breathing, pre-evolutionary companions.”
“I heard you.” Really means…. “I haven’t the foggiest clue what you just said, and am hoping desperately that I can fake it well enough so that you don’t spend the next 3 days yelling at me.”
“You look terrific.” Really means…. “Oh, God, please don’t try on one more outfit. I’m starving.”
“I brought you a present.” Really means…. “It was free ice scraper night at the ball game.”
“I missed you.” Really means…. “I can’t find my sock drawer, the kids are hungry and we are out of toilet paper.”
“I’m not lost. I know exactly where we are.” Really means…. “No one will ever see us alive again.”
“We share the housework.” Really means…. “I make the messes, she cleans them up.”
“This relationship is getting too serious.” Really means…. “I like you more than my truck.”
“I recycle.” Really means…. “We could pay the rent with the money from my empties.”
“Of course I like it, honey, you look beautiful.” Really means…. “Oh, man, what have you done to yourself?”
“It sure snowed last night.” Really means…. “I suppose you’re going to nag me about shoveling the walk now.”
“It’s good beer.” Really means…. “It was on sale.”
“I don’t need to read the instructions.” Really means…. “I am perfectly capable of screwing it up without printed help.”
“I’ll fix the garbage disposal later.” Really means…. “If I wait long enough you’ll get frustrated and buy a new one.”
“I’ll take you to a fancy restaurant.” Really means…. “Someplace that doesn’t have a drive-thru window.”
“I broke up with her.” Really means…. “She dumped me.”