Daily Stuff 3-5-14 St Pirin

Hi, folks!

weather WindyWe’re in for a spate of “interesting” weather today and tomorrow. Lots of rain and a good capful of wind!  http://www.wunderground.com/US/OR/002.html#WND It’s 59F and breezy. The warning doesn’t start until 2pm, but we’ve had some good gusts off and on all night.

motif plant flower anthurium-pinkYesterday started late. Tempus stayed down until well past noon, and I went back to bed and didn’t wake until awhile after he did. We had breakfast. (I got my waffles and *scarfed* ’em!) and discussed some issues like “what are we going to *do* with those boxes of stuff….” Then I started in on OCPPG page updates and he got ready and headed over to a friend’s that he does odd jobs for. This time it was lightbulbs…. 🙂

motif plant flower birdparadiseHe had started a breadloaf before he headed out and set the soup on the stove, so I amended it with beans and split peas and barley and let it simmer all afternoon while I was working.

Around suppertime I started getting answers back from the flurry of messages that had gone out and a couple more pages went up during the evening.

motif plant flower bluebonnets2When he got home we had soup and new bread and I turned in early… well, I meant to….. actually I didn’t get to bed until past 10:30 because I got caught up in talking to some friends and then Amor got online…. but he boxed up the soup and got it put away, and did some kitchen chores.

weather windchimeBy the middle of the night the wind was picking up. Things would bang unexpectedly and the house would rumble/shiver. It made it impossible to sleep. Tempus said the driving this morning was wet and windy, all the papers had to be double-bagged and tied which meant that the route took longer than it should.

Today we have house chores and we’re supposed to be down at the shop for esbat at 7pm.

120px-Pulmonaria_saccharata_(3497086606)Today’s plant, Lungwort (Pulmonaria ) is one of the first perennials to bloom, (already blooming in my herb garden) with bright flowers and spotted leaves. Zones 4-8 More here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lungwort …and there are lots of pix in Wikimedia Commons here:  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Pulmonaria – Feminine, Air, the Sylphs – It is a plant of helpful magick for breathing problems from COPD to asthma to TB to lung cancer….

…and I’m going to say it one more time. The info in these “Today’s Plant” things is to help with the magickal aspect of the herbs! Anything medicinal, go talk to an herbalist! 

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The feast day of St. Perin, patron saint of Cornwall and tin miners, has come to be called Perrantide, a national day in Cornwall. It’s a created holiday from the 19th century, trying to develop some national pride, but it grew out of the tinworkers’ holiday that involved a lot of alcohol and food.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Piran%27s_Day There are some fun stories about St. Perrin. One is that some folks tried to kill him by tying a millstone around his neck and pitching him into the ocean. feast 0305 St_Piran's_Cross_-_geograph.org.uk_-_63222He floated to Cornwall on the stone. The connection to the tinminers, tinsmelters & tinsmiths also is another tale that is related to the white on black cross of his symbol. Supposedly his hearthstone got very hot and tin rose to the surface in the form of a cross! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Piran

Ostara PentacleThe shop is closed on Tuesday/Wednesday! Winter hours are 11am-5pm Thursday through Monday, although closing time is drifting later with the longer days. Need something off hours? Give us a call at 541-563-7154 or Facebook or email at ancientlight@peak.org 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.

Love & Light,


Today’s Astro & Calendar

Dianas Bow MoonThe Moon is in Diana’s Bow moving to a Waxing Crescent at Noon. 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 Full on 3/16 at 10:08am. Diana’s Bow – On the 3rd day after the new moon you can (weather permitting) see the tiny crescent in the sky, the New Moon holding the Old Moon in her arms. Begin on your goals for the next month. A good time for job interviews or starting a project. Take a concrete step! God/dess aspect: Daughter/Son/Innocence Associated God/dess: Vesta, Horus. Phase ends on 3/5 at Noon. 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. God/dess aspect: Maiden/Youth, energy and enthusiasm Associated God/dess: Artemis & Apollo, Mayet/Djehuti, Freya/Frey. Phase ends at the Quarter on 3/8 at 5:27am. 

Astro Constellation Orion Sirius BetelgeuseAstro jupiterThe huge “Winter Diamond” of 2014 stands upright in the south around 8 p.m. now. It’s formed by Jupiter on top and Sirius on the bottom — the two brightest points in the evening sky — and Procyon forming its left corner and Betelgeuse as its right corner.
Astro SaturnSaturn (magnitude +0.5, in Libra) rises around 11 or midnight and is highest in the south before dawn. By then it’s far left of Mars and Spica, and less far to the upper right of Mars-colored Antares.
Astro StarThe supernova in M82 is still hanging in. Six week after its outburst began, it’s still about visual magnitude 11.7. And it’s reddening. Take another look while the evening sky is still moonless. See our updated article. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/highlights/Bright-Supernova-in-M82-241477661.html

 Goddess Month of of Moura, runs from 2/20-3/19
Celtic Tree Month of Nuin/Nion/Ash, Feb 18 – Mar 17, Nion (NEE-uhn)
Rune Runic Month 05 Tyr TiwazRunic half-month of Teiwaz/Tyr, 2/27-3/13 This is a time of positive regulation, sacrifice and hard work in order to progress.

Sun in PiscesSun in Pisces

MOon in TaurusMoon in Taurus
Mercury Stationary through 3/8
Saturn, Mars, Vesta, Ceres and Jupiter Retrograde
Jupiter direct on 3/6 at 2:42am
Color: White

Planting 3/5-3/6


©2014 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright


nuin celtic tree month plant tree AshCeltic Tree Month of Nuin/Nion/Ash, Feb 18 – Mar 17, Nion (NEE-uhn), ash – the common ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) is a major tree of lowland forests in much of Europe, along with oaks and beeches. It grows to 40 m (130 feet) in open sites, with a broad crown reminiscent of American elm trees. Ash was and still is an important timber tree, and is a traditional material for the handle of a besom. The common ash is occasionally cultivated in North America, and similar native ash species are widely grown as street trees. Ashes are members of the Olive family (Oleaceae).
Celtic tree month Ash NuinFraxinus_latifolia_JPG1FeNuin – Ash Ogam letter correspondences
Month: March
Color: Glass Green
Class: Cheiftain
Letter: N
Meaning: Locked into a chain of events; Feeling bound.
celtic tree month nuin oir spindleOgam letter correspondences to study this month Oir – Spindle
Month: None
Color: White
Class: Peasant
Letter: TH, OI
Meaning: Finish obligations and tasks or your life cannot move forward.


WavesTides for Alsea Bay
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                                    Visible
Tu   4     High   2:15 AM     8.6   6:48 AM    Rise  8:28 AM      8
     4      Low   8:40 AM     0.2   6:08 PM     Set 10:33 PM
     4     High   2:43 PM     7.5
     4      Low   8:45 PM     1.1


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Goddess, help me to see clarity in a way that I can receive.


Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – Which? – Which superpower would you choose to have if you had the option and why? Conversely, which superhero do you find to be the most overrated and why?



~  Childhood is a disease – a sickness that you grow out of. – William Golding (1911-1993) English writer
~  Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wing, and only character endures. – Horace Greeley
~  A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you’re in deep water. – Georg Grey
~  For every person seeking greatness, there are hundreds more charged with safeguarding mediocrity. – Georg Grey

Broceliande by Alan Seeger http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Seeger
Broceliande! in the perilous beauty of silence and menacing shade,
Thou art set on the shores of the sea down the haze
  of horizons untravelled, unscanned.
Untroubled, untouched with the woes of this world
  are the moon-marshalled hosts that invade
Only at dusk, when lavender clouds in the orient twilight disband,
Vanishing where all the blue afternoon they have drifted in solemn parade,
Sometimes a whisper comes down on the wind from the valleys of Fairyland ----
Sometimes an echo most mournful and faint like the horn of a huntsman strayed,
Faint and forlorn, half drowned in the murmur of foliage fitfully fanned,
Breathes in a burden of nameless regret till I startle,
  disturbed and affrayed:
                    Broceliande --
                    Broceliande --
                    Broceliande. . . .


ostara sabbat egg divider

Ostara Magick – Recipes

Fruit and Spinach Salad – http://autumnearthsong.com/2012/03/03/ostara-recipes-2012/

 1 pound fresh spinach, torn
4 cups strawberries, sliced
1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained   (I would use Clementine fresh oranges here!)
1 star fruit, sliced


1/3 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel

Arrange spinach and fruit on salad plates. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the dressing ingredients; shake well. Drizzle over salads; serve immediately.

Flowery Canapes with Cream Cheese and Watercress

24 diagonally sliced baguette slices (1/2-inch)
1 (8 ounce) carton light cream cheese spread
1 1/2 tablespoons snipped fresh watercress
1 1/2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives
1 1/2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil
Pansies or Nasturtiums
Watercress sprigs


  1. Combine cream cheese, basil, chives and watercress.
  2. Refrigerate, covered, several hours.
  3. Spread each baguette slice with about 2 teaspoons herbed cheese mixture.
  4. Top with an edible flower or watercress sprig.Eggnog French Toast
  1. 2      c  eggnog
    1      egg, slightly beaten
    1/2   tsp  cinnamon
    6      Croissants
    3      tbsps  butter
    In a shallow bowl, mix the eggnog, egg and cinnamon, stirring well. Slice the croissants lengthwise. Melt one tablespoon of butter in a skillet or on a griddle.  Dip 1 croissant half in the batter and place in the griddle.  Repeat with the remaining halves.  Cook on each side for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, or until golden brown.  Use remaining butter as needed.  Remove to a serving platter. Serve at once with warm maple syrup.  Yield: 6 servings.
  2. Submitted By Dana


motif Silliness SmilieSilliness – funny fuel efficient broom

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