Yesterday, I got back up at about 11:30 to Tempus being gone with a sign on my computer that told me to turn on the coffee-maker. 🙂 He was only out working on the car, but it was a little startling.
He was back in before the coffee was brewed and I had a bread loaf out of the freezer, rising. He got some bacon going and some eggs hard-boiling and also got some treats out for the birds. I got to watch a raven stuffing his beak all on his own.
The ravens have more sense than the crows who all start yelling, “Lookee what I gots!” and start fights….which is what happened, next. 🙂
We ran around doing some small chores after breakfast (he got my feeders filled!) and then he took off and I settled down to work on the Mab’s Creations blog. I’ve been trying to get a page on floss finished for months. It’s not done, but it’s lots of pictures farther along!
By 5pm that was completed, so I got myself a snack and played for a bit, then got to work inserting things into the newsletters for the week. I ended up chatting with some friends online, and then writing a little… only a little. I was tired from concentrating and it was a long week. I want to be ok for this coming week.
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The shop opens at 11 today, so I need to get moving. I’m going to drive to Lincoln City in the early afternoon, picking up a futon for a friend, and I’m going to the fabric store for some supplies. Tempus will be at the shop.
Something to ponder…..
Today’s feast is that of Zeus, father of gods and men. Light gold candles and wear oak leaves to attract his favor and call upon the Oracle of Dodona.
“On his head is a sculpted wreath of olive sprays. In his right hand he holds a figure of Victory made from ivory and gold… In his left hand, he holds a sceptre inlaid with every kind of metal, with an eagle perched on the sceptre. His sandals are made of gold, as is his robe. His garments are carved with animals and with lilies. The throne is decorated with gold, precious stones, ebony, and ivory”. – Pausanias, 2nd-century Greek geographical writer, on the Statue of Zeus at Olympia
Today’s Plant is Pacific Aster, Symphyotrichum chilense, is one form of aster that grows in the PNW. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphyotrichum_chilense China Asters are the ones grown in gardens and are the common garden aster that Cunningham references: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callistephus_chinensis in his Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs. – Feminine, Venus, Water – The aster was sacred to the gods and used on altars in many religious paths. It is often used in love sachets or carry the bloom to win love. You can also grow them in your garden to draw love to you! …and here is an article on the whole family which includes sunflowers, chrysanthemums, yarrow and cone-flower!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteraceae
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Love & Light,
Today’s Astro & Calendar
The Moon is Full. 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. 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 6/14 at 9:11am. Waning Moon Magick – From the Full Moon to the New is a time for study, meditation, and magic designed to banish harmful energies and habits, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity. Remember: what goes up must come down. Phase ends at the New Moon on 6/27 at 1:08am.
Full Moon (exact at 12:11 a.m. June 13th EDT). The Moon shines in the dim legs of the constellation Ophiuchus. Look for Antares well to its right.
Mars is now fading rapidly in brightness as it moves towards the far side of the sun. Mars (magnitude –0.4, in >>> Virgo) shines high in the south-southwest in late twilight. Upper right of it by about 3° is 3rd-magnitude Gamma Virginis (Porrima). About four times farther to Mars‘s lower left sparkles Spica. Mars sets in the west around 2 a.m. daylight saving time. In a telescope, Mars’s gibbous disk is 11 arcseconds tall and shrinking. See the Mars map and observing guide in the March Sky & Telescope, page 50. Use our Mars Profiler to find which side of the planet will be facing Earth when you plan to look.
Goddess Month of Hera runs from 5/16 – 6/12
Goddess Month of Rosea runs from 6/13 – 7/10
Celtic Tree Month of Duir/Oak, Jun 10 – Jul 7
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”…
Runic half-month of Dagaz/ Dag, 6/14-6/28. – Beneficial rune of light, health, prosperity and openings, signifying the high point of the day and the high point of the year when in light and warmth all things are possible.
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Celtic Tree Month of Duir/Oak, Jun 10 – Jul 7 – The oak of myth and legend is the common oak (Quercus robur L.). It is sometimes called the great oak, which is a translation of its Latin name (robur is the root of the English word “robust”). It grows with ash and beech in the lowland forests, and can reach a height of 150 feet and age of 800 years. Along with ashes, oaks were heavily logged throughout recent millennia, so that the remaining giant oaks in many parts of Europe are but a remnant of forests past. Like most other central and northern European trees, common oaks are deciduous, losing their leaves before Samhain and growing new leaves in the spring so that the trees are fully clothed by Bealltaine. Common oaks are occasionally cultivated in North America, as are the similar native white oak, valley oak, and Oregon oak. Oaks are members of the Beech family (Fagaceae). Curtis Clark
Duir – Oak Ogam letter correspondences
Color: Black and Dark Brown
Meaning: Security; Strength
to study this month – Eadha – White Poplar or Aspen Ogam letter correspondences
Color: Silver White
Meaning: Problems; Doubts; Fears.
Tides for Alsea Bay
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
~ /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
Th 12 Low 6:51 AM -1.5 5:31 AM Set 5:21 AM 97
~ 12 High 1:19 PM 6.4 9:01 PM Rise 8:36 PM
~ 12 Low 6:38 PM 2.2
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Giggle with Children.
~ In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs to a disappointed person. – George Bancroft (1800-1891) US historian, statesman
~ You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests you think she’s pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her body at that moment. – Dave Barry
~ There is a fine line between genius and crazy… I like to use that line as a jump rope. – Tiffany Bennetts Facebook Wall on March 26 2:18 am
~ Happiness is good health and a bad memory. – Ingrid Bergman (1917-1982)
New Beginnings by Stephanie Pflumm ©Copyright 2002
to new beginnings,
with fearless abandon
the bittersweet banquet
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Litha Magick – Summer Solstice Meditation – http://www.cotcg.com/Crystal%20Grove%20Web/Litha.htm
Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and relax.
At this time of greatest light, we meditate on light as a symbol of spiritual energy. Breathe now gently and deeply and with each breath become aware of the light that surrounds you and the light that is within you — the light that is the energy of Our Great Father.
The light can be any color. It is often imagined as white — like bright sunlight. But it can be any color, any intensity, that is best for you. Blue, green, yellow, purple, rose; we know that light can also be black. The light may stay the same color for you during this meditation or it may change from color to color, or become a blend of many colors.
See the light now in your mind’s eye. This light is all around us, we are bathed in its brightness, energy, and warmth.
Focus on the light until you sense that you and the light are one. This will be your signal that you can now bring the light inside you.
When you bring the light inside you, one way is to let it stream in through your crown chakra at the top of your head. (If it’s already entered another way, that’s okay.)
The light — this healing energy — flows through you now, from your crown, down to your third eye (between your eyebrows) to your throat, your shoulders and your arms, and your hands, to your heart, your stomach, shining brightly at your solar plexus just above your navel, to your sex organs, shining too at your tailbone. The healing light travels down through your legs, your knees, your ankles and your feet. Feel the warmth of this healing energy now as it travels all through your body.
Now sense the one part of your body where the light can shine the brightest and imagine the light there. See it shine.
Now send the light out from that part of your body where it shines the brightest. Send it out a few inches from your body.
Now extend your light out from your body just a little more, then a little more, until your light extends a few feet from your body. Now, if you like, extend your light to reach your sisters. Our lights meet and we are connected by this great light, connected by our renewed knowledge of Our Great Father. Take a few minutes now to sense this energy and this connectedness.
Now take from this light the energy that you need, and know that there is plenty for all. For the Source of this light is endless and ever abundant. Take a moment to experience His abundance, and know that as you partake of His light and His love, so do you give your light and your love. And as you give energy, so do you receive it. And thus does the circle of life continue.
And as we come back now to this time and place, let us give thanks for the return of Our Great Father, and for our return unto Him.
From She Lives! The Return of Our Great Mother, 10th Anniversary Edition. Copyright 1999 by Judith Laura. Submitted by the author and used with permission.