Daily Stuff 5-12-14 Nurses Day

It’s 58F already in brilliant sunshine. There’s just a little bit of a breeze.

motif plant herb DillYesterday started well, with the most beautiful of mornings! The sea was very blue and the bay just nicely ruffled with the breeze. By noon it was up to 60F, still chilly in the wind, but nice else. The morning class went well, with 3 students and one former student who stopped by to say hello. Brea is taking a break from teaching for a couple of weeks here, but will be back as soon as I yell for her.

I started Project Day with working on my wax tablet. Once everyone else got there we started into the project list and just stayed busy so that at 6pm, everyone was kinda sitting going, “I’m tired.” 🙂

Amotif plant flower  Lewisia lady that I know from down south brought some consignment stuff in during the afternoon and we need to get it inventoried. I also ordered some new jewelry findings online during the morning.

Tempus made us “pizza” for supper from small bread loaves. He used ham, cheese, mushrooms, onion and tomatoes and just *stuffed* myself! I spent most of the evening downloading and editing pictures.

Today we have the 3rd session of the Wicca 102 Intensive. The shop will be open regular hours. We’ll just be taking up the middle of the book area. 🙂

sun icon motifOur sun has a sibling and it’s pretty far away. http://phys.org/news/2014-05-astronomers-sun-long-lost-brother-pave.html#ajTabs ….and another article about the possibility of planets! http://phys.org/news/2014-01-planet-solar-twin-star-cluster.html#inlRlv

plant pic Adiantum_pedatumMaidenhair Fern is cultivated for use in gardens, but out here on the coast you can’t walk past a stand of trees without seeing it. Our variety is Adiantum Pedatum, (northern maidenhair, five-fingered fern) most often , but others of the adiantums get mixed in, too. – Feminine, Venus, Water – This represents the physical presence of the Divine Feminine, much as the Sword Fern represents the Divine Masculine. To get more in touch with this part of your Higher Self and to gain grace and physical beauty (always remembering that true beauty is from within) soak a sprig of this plant in water (…better by moonlight, and it’s a great ritual for a Full Moon) and hang it in your bedroom. This is also helpful for the transition times between life stages, and can even help with becoming pregnant if there are physical difficulties with a woman’s cycles. More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adiantum_pedatum and on the family grouping here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maidenhair_fern

feast 0512 Florence_Nightingale_CDV_by_H_Lenthallfeast 0512 Nursing_babyThe International Council of Nurses has been celebrating this day since 1965 in honor of nurses everywhere, but particularly since this is the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, probably the most well-known of nurses and the founder of modern nursing practice. Each year the group picks a theme for the celebrations. Many of the celebrations also feature new nurses reciting the Nightingale pledge:
Before God and those assembled here, I solemnly pledge;
To adhere to the code of ethics of the nursing profession;
To co-operate faithfully with the other members of the nursing team and to carry out faithfully and to the best of my ability the instructions of the physician or the nurse who may be assigned to supervise my work;
I will not do anything evil or malicious and I will not knowingly give any harmful drug or assist in malpractice.
I will not reveal any confidential information that may come to my knowledge in the course of my work.
And I pledge myself to do all in my power to raise the standards and prestige of the practical nursing;
May my life be devoted to service and to the high ideals of the nursing profession. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Nurses_Day and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Nightingale

wheel of the yearThe shop opens at 11am! Summer hours are 11am-7pm Thursday through Monday. 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

Waxing Gibbous MoonThe Moon is in Waxing Gibbous phase. 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 5/14 at 12:15pm. 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 on 5/13 at 3:16am. 

Astro StarThree zero-magnitude stars shine after dusk in May: Arcturus high in the southeast, Vega much lower in the northeast, and Capella in the northwest. They appear so bright because each is at least 60 times as luminous as the Sun, and they’re all relatively nearby: 37, 25, and 42 light-years from us, respectively.
Astro mercuryMercury (about magnitude –1.0) is emerging into better view in evening twilight every day. Look for it low in the west-northwest, very far to the lower right of bright Jupiter, about 40 to 60 minutes after sundown.

Goddess Month of Maia runs from 4/18 – 5/15
Goddess Month of Hera runs from 5/16 – 6/12
Celtic Tree Month of Saille/Willow, Apr 15 – May 12
Celtic Tree Month of Huath/Hawthorn, May 13 – Jun 9
Rune Runic Month 09 Lagu Laguz
Runic half-month of Laguz/ Lagu4/29-5/13 Representing the flowing and mutable forces of water, Lagu symbolizes life, growth and waxing power of this time of year. 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.

Sun in TaurusSun in Taurus
Moon in LibraMoon in Libra enters Scorpio at 6:07pm
Saturn, Mars, Pluto, Vesta,  and Ceres Retrograde
Color: Silver


©2014 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright


plant tree willow Celtic Tree Month Saille Salix_alba_MortonCeltic Tree Month of Saille/Willow, Apr 15 – May 12  The Willow in the Tree alphabet stands for the female and lunar rhythms of life. She is water-seeking, thriving from preference on the damp margins of lakes and streams or across the low-lying water meadows. Water and the tidal movements of the sea are governed by the pull of the moon. The moon in its monthly rhythms is female, contrasting with the male sun’s daily and yearly turnings. In several ways, the Celts held women in higher regard than we do today. On the material level, women were property owners, and whoever controlled the property controlled the marriage. Women of all types and ages appeared in the Celtic pantheon, the spiritual strength and life-giving qualities given by both female and male recognized equally. There were colleges of Druidesses – learned women and teachers – respected equally for their gifts of see-ship, often expressed through dreams, or night visions. Magical Associations: Romantic love, healing, protection, fertility, magic for women.
plant coast willow celtic tree month saille Salix_hookeriana_USFWSSaille – Willow Ogam letter correspondences
Month: February
Color: listed only as bright
Class: Peasant
Letter: S
Meaning: Gaining balance in your life
celtic tree month saille furze ohnto study this month – Ohn – Furze Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Yellow Gold
Class: Chieftain
Letter: O
Meaning: Information that could change your life


WavesTides for Alsea Bay
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                                    Visible
M   12      Low   5:52 AM     0.1   5:52 AM     Set  4:41 AM      90
~    12     High  12:00 PM     6.2   8:34 PM    Rise  6:33 PM
~    12      Low   5:41 PM     1.8
~    12     High  11:42 PM     7.9


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Make this a sharp day!


Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – Auto-Biographical narrative – Tell about a trend when you were born.



~  A lot of people say to me, “Why did you kill Christ?” “I dunno… it was one of those parties, got out of hand, you know.” “We killed him because he didn’t want to become a doctor, that’s why we killed him.” Lenny Bruce (1925-1966) US comic
~  I hate small towns because once you’ve seen the cannon in the park there’s nothing else to do. – Lenny Bruce (1925-1966) US comic
~  I won’t say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like: What I’m going to be if I grow up. – Lenny Bruce (1925-1966) US comic
~  Miami Beach is where neon goes to die. – Lenny Bruce (1925-1966) US comic


The moth was once a creepy crawly
wormy munchy crunchy creature
That chewed its way away from grubhood
To discover growth and an unfamiliar shape.

Following its thread of life
Devouring its bread of life
Converting that to more of itself,
It grew and changed and laid its eggs
to become more of itself.

Change is the law of life.
To grow is to keep from decaying.
To stop growing is to begin to die.
To die is to change and grow again into oneself.

There is no Other, only One
That grows and changes into forms and shapes
diverse and wonderful.
Life never ceases; what we call death
Is only a form of life we cannot see.

Is the moth aware of mothness?
Are its wings familiar? Are ours?
What we call change is only
that with which we are unfamiliar
As being ourselves. – Written and Submitted by Tasha Halpert  www.heartwingsandfriends.com


Pentacle of ElementsMagick – 
CANNED GOODS – (Greg Brown) – Greg Brown – 1983 – The Divers – 1994

Well let the wild winter wind bellow and blow
I’m as warm as a July tomato
There’s peaches on the shelf, potatoes in the bin
Supper ready, everybody come on in
Taste a little of the summer
Taste a little of the summer
Taste a little of the summer
Grandma put it all in jars

Well there’s a root cellar, fruit cellar down below
Watch your head now, and down we go
There’s peaches on the shelf, potatoes in the bin
Supper ready, everybody come on in
Taste a little of the summer
Taste a little of the summer
Taste a little of the summer
Grandma put it all in jars

Well maybe you are weary and you don’t give a damn
I bet you never tasted her blackberry jam
There’s peaches on the shelf, potatoes in the bin
Supper ready, everybody come on in
Taste a little of the summer
Taste a little of the summer
Taste a little of the summer
Grandma put it all in jars

Oh, she got magic in her, you know what I mean
She puts the sun and rain in with her beans
There’s peaches on the shelf, potatoes in the bin
Supper ready, everybody come on in
Taste a little of the summer
Taste a little of the summer
Taste a little of the summer
Grandma put it all in jars

What with the snow and the economy and everything
I think I’ll just stay down here and eat until spring
There’s peaches on the shelf, potatoes in the bin
Supper ready, everybody come on in
Taste a little of the summer
Taste a little of the summer
Taste a little of the summer
Grandma put it all in jars

When I go down to see Grandma, I gain a lot a weight
With her dear hands she gives me plate after plate
She cans the pickles, sweet and dill
And the songs of the whippoorwill
And the morning dew and the evening moon
I really gotta go down and see her soon
Cause the canned goods that I buy at the store
Ain’t got the summer in ’em anymore
You bet Grandma as sure as you’re born
I’ll take some more potatoes and a thunder storm

There’s peaches on the shelf, potatoes in the bin
Supper ready, everybody come on in
Taste a little of the summer
Taste a little of the summer
Taste a little of the summer
Grandma put it all in jars


motif Silliness SmilieSilliness – To: funny-bone@lists.spunge.org

College Football Recruit

A college football coach had recruited a talented player who  couldn’t pass the school’s entrance exam. Needing the recruit badly,  the coach went to the dean and asked if the recruit could take the  test orally. The dean agreed, and the following day the recruit and  the coach were seated in his office. “Okay,” the dean said. “What is  seven times seven?”

The recruit mulled it over for a moment, then said, “I think it’s 49.”

Suddenly the coach leapt to his feet and begged, “Please Dean, give him another chance!”

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