Daily Stuff 5-30-14 Frigg’s day

Waves tide Minus Tide at 8:34 AM of -1.2 feet.

It’s 64F and bright sunshine. There’s hardly any chance of rain on the forecast for the next 10 days!

052914 basketsYesterday I left for the shop before time and got things open. Tempus followed me in a couple of minutes since he was taking his car for the errands with our elderly friend. We bustled around setting things up for the day and he took off. It’s definitely tourist season. We had 7 customers in the first 45 minutes that we were open! ….and then none for an hour …. and then 6 more….no 8…where’d they come from?

052914 pouchesI got the baskets tagged then started putting away stuff from Tuesday. I have to make a sample box of products to keep in the car…. …and then worked on photos. …and sorting beads. …and the discovered that my bead boxes are still buried. Drat! So I tagged bracelets. …and did a little sewing and a little embroidery. Yeah, that kind of day.

I also started moving the stuff on the children’s magic displays. We have a new book case for those that Tempus is going to shift this morning.

052914 snail trailI was still waiting for Tempus at 7:30pm and really tired and sleepy. I couldn’t bring stuff in, though, so I had to wait. He got there around 8 and we went across the street for supper, then came home and did little chores until bedtime.

Today I’m home. Tempus is at the shop. I need to get some writing done.

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Today’s feast is Frigg’s day, according to Nigel Pennick. Frigg is a goddess associated with married women. She was called up by women to assist in giving birth to children. She is also wise enough to sit in Odin’s (her husband’s) seat to keep an eye on the world. Orion’s Belt was called Frigg’s distaff by the Norse. The picture is of her spinning clouds! There’s an article with a lot of the stories here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frigg and another with a lot of the similarities between Frigg and Freya here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frigg_and_Freyja_origin_hypothesis

plant flower foxglove Digitalismotif plant flower foxgloveToday’s plant is FoxgloveDigitalis purpurea. It is naturalized in the PNW, being native to Europe, not the Americas. Digitalis was one of the first heart medications and was extracted from the plant and then synthesized. The plant is poisonous, not just because of this (too much causes irregular heartbeat), but some other chemicals. Also known as Lady’s Glove, Witches’ Gloves, Fairy Fingers, or Dead Men’s Bells. – Feminine, Venus, Water – A Druid sacred herb associated with the “little people”. Lust, protection, decision, grow in a garden for protection of house and yard, reveals insincerity. Flower meaning – a wish, “I am not ambitious for myself but for you”.

Litha PentacleThe 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,
Anja

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Today’s Astro & Calendar

New MoonThe Moon is New moving to Diana’s Bow at 2:40amNew Moon – The beginning of a new cycle. Keywords for the New phase are: beginning, birth, emergence, projection, clarity. It is the time in a cycle that you are stimulated to take a new action. During this phase the new cycle is being seeded by your vision, inner and outer. Engage in physical activity. Spend time alone. VISUALIZE your goals for the 29.6-day cycle ahead. The new moon is for starting new ventures, new beginnings. Also love and romance, health or job hunting. God/dess aspect: Infancy, the Cosmic Egg, Eyes-Wide-Open Associated God/dess: Inanna who was Ereshkigal. Phase ends on 5/30 at 2:40am. 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 6/12 at 9:11pm. Diana’s BowOn 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 6/2 at 2:40am. 

Astro mercuryLook very low in the west-northwest in twilight for the hairline crescent Moon with Mercury to its right. They’re far to the lower right of bright Jupiter. Binoculars will help. 
Astro uranusUranus
, in Pisces, is very low in the east just before dawn.

Goddess Month of Hera runs from 5/16 – 6/12
Celtic Tree Month of Huath/Hawthorn, May 13 – Jun 9
Rune Runic Month 11 Odal Othila EthilaRunic 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”..

Sun in GeminiSun in Gemini
MOon in TaurusMoon in Gemini enters Cancer at 7:13am
Saturn, Pluto and Ceres Retrograde
Color: White

Planting 5/30 – 6/1

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©2014 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright

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Celtic Tree Month huath Hawthorn St_Mars oldCeltic Tree Month of Huath/Hawthorn, May 13 – Jun 9 – I am fair among flowers – Color: Purple – Class: Peasant – Letter: H – 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
Celtic Tree Month Huath Hawthorn_fruitHuathe – Hawthorne Ogam letter correspondences
Month: April
Color: Purple
Class: Peasant
Letter: H
Meaning: Being held back for a period of time
Celtic Tree Month Huath Hawthorn heatherto study this month – Ur – Heather and Mistletoe Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Purple
Class: Heather is Peasant; Mistletoe is Chieftain
Letter: U
Meaning: Healing and development on the spiritual level.

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WavesTides for Alsea Bay
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                                    Visible
F   30     High   1:35 AM     7.9   5:36 AM    Rise  7:27 AM      1
~    30      Low   8:34 AM    -1.2   8:52 PM     Set 10:30 PM
~    30     High   3:06 PM     6.5
~    30      Low   8:30 PM     2.5

 

Affirmation/Thought for the Day – The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.

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Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – What is? – What is the biggest surprise you have ever had in your life? Recall it with as much detail as possible.

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Quotes

~  Ecce quam bonum et quam iucundum habitare fratres in unum. – 133rd Psalm (It is a wise and good thing for the brethren to live in unity.)
~  An autobiography is the story of how a man thinks he lived. – Herbert Samuel
~  An honest heart possesses a kingdom. – Seneca
~  The way we see the problem is the problem. – InsideOut

Mother Earth

Mother earth, we feel your heart beat
Mother earth, bless this day
Turning wheel, with your life force
The Winter Solstice has come our way

Winter Solstice, shaft of light
Signifies the shortest day
Turning wheel, the coldest season
Has sprinkled snowflakes of a silver grey

Snowflakes dancing in the wind of change
Inspires within me the dreams of hope
The Winter Solstice is a magical day
Colorful visions in the kaleidoscope

Mother earth, we feel your heart beat
Mother earth, bless this day
Turning wheel, with your life force
The Winter Solstice has come our way – Written and Submitted by Alwyn 2002

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Heron Bar Litha 2013Litha Magick – Recipes

ZUCCHINI CASSEROLE – Gordon Ireland – (Serves 6-8)
5 zucchini
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup sour cream
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
2 cups mozzarella cheese
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground rosemary
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup fresh mushrooms
1 small chopped tomato
1/2-cup bacon bits
2 cups prepared croutons
1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese

1)       Grate cheeses
2)       Preheat oven to 350 F.
3)       Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
4)       Place the mixture in a lightly greased 9 X 13 baking pan
5)       Bake for 30 minutes.

Cherry Soup

Ingredients:

• 1/2 pound bing cherries, pitted and stemmed
•  1/2 cup dry white wine
•  juice of 1/2 lemon
•  1 tablespoon creme fraiche or sour cream
•  dash of salt
•  honey to taste

Directions: Blend and serve in chilled soup bowls. Top each with quenelle of lime sorbet and mint sprig.

Notes: Recipe courtesy of Chef Garrett Brown, Verve Wine Bar in Seattle. It has not been tested by NPR.

This soup can be served either as a cool first course on a hot day or as a final dessert by adjusting the ingredients, garnish and honey content. Try it with minced shallot, less honey and topping each soup with a pinch of pulled pork for a delicious appetizer. Double the honey and the sour cream contents, and top with coconut ice cream for a dessert soup.

Caramel Custards – www.weavings.co.uk

Any food that is yellow can be used to symbolize the Sun. Citrus fruits would be good. Peach halves with vanilla pudding (custard) or flan (caramel custards or crème Brule) are also appropriate.

Ingredients:

For the Caramel:

3/4 cup (187.50ml) sugar
2 ounces (59.14ml) water

For the Custard:

6 large eggs
1 cup (250ml) sugar
1 teaspoon (4.93ml) vanilla
1 quart (3.41litres) boiling milk

Directions:

CARAMEL:

  1. Combine the sugar and water in a thick bottom medium saucepan. Boil over high heat until sugar starts to caramelize and turns golden brown.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon water or more to thin the caramel. Pour caramel in a ring mould or other appropriate oven-proof individual moulds or ramekin.

CUSTARD:

  1. Beat the eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl. Slowly pour in the boiling milk. Stir in the vanilla. Strain the custard mix through a fine strainer. Pour into the caramelized mould. Bake in a water bath at 350 F (180C/Gas mark 4) for 30 minutes for a ring mould, 20 minutes for individual moulds. Refrigerate caramel custard until cold.
  2. Wet a non-serrated knife and run it between the custards and the sides of the ramekins or mould.
  3. Put a plate upside down over each ramekin and invert it quickly. The flan should slide out easily.

by Garnet WindDancer

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motif Silliness SmilieSilliness – Daffynitions – Bernadette: The act of torching a mortgage.

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1 Response to Daily Stuff 5-30-14 Frigg’s day

  1. Jeanne Kroeger says:

    Hi Anja!

    In the pix of the African baskets, the reddish-brown and white basket with the lid that is on the bottom row just right of center… do you still have it and, if so, how much is it?

    Thanks a million, lady!

    — Jeanne

    Jeanne Kroeger In Dreams Studio http://www.indreamsstudio.com

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