Daily Stuff 6-15-14 Transfusions

Waves tide

Minus tide this morning at 9:05 AM of -2.0 feet. This one’s late enough to catch tourists. Keep an eye out for people who are going to get into trouble! It’s a long tide, but it will turn fast.

weather RainIt’s raining, which might keep the tourists indoors. That would be good because of the tide, but not so good for people who were looking for a nice day on the coast! This was supposed to be just showers, but apparently the Rain Ladies didn’t get the memo. Everything looks very green. It’s only 55F and the damp chill is penetrating. There’s a lihgt breeze that kicks up occasionally.

motif bird heron lgI forgot to say anything about the herons in Alsea Bay over the last few days, especially Friday night when I was driving up the seawall. I pulled over into the little “pocket” near the top and got out to watch one fishing. Those birds are so lovely!

Yesterday morning on the way in, even though it was well past low tide, the sand flats and the reef were still uncovered and the clammers were out… holes all over the beach! There was a dog playing with his two-legs, a ball and a stick going back and forth between them and then the stick went into the water and the two-legs went to fetch it!

motif bird grass sparrowThere was one of the locals in who is trying to scrape up enough to get his power bill paid. I know the guy and he is a hard worker, but this week’s rain cancelled some of his work. He was going around scavenging cans and bottles, so I got him a bagful of ours.

I got going outside on the planters and that took awhile. I put in a few dianthus,motif plant garden tools but I don’t know whether they’ll survive. It depends on whether we remember to water them daily for a couple of weeks. …but that was the Herbs Workshop. I had a couple of people asking questions and gave them the info, but no one actually for the workshop. Tempus did the watering around me and then got back to putting away boxes of books.

LAmour books closeNo one was in for Crystals, so we set up and did the shots of the Louis L’Amour set. I’ve come to a decision on it, too. The books are worth (well-read) $3 each. I’m *not* going to break the set until the end of the July Psychic Fair. On July 6 and after, you’ll be able to purchase any of the books for $3, but until then the set of 112 (and bonus books) is going to be $200, less than $2 per book. If I find any more related books before then, they’ll go right into the set.

061414 clarinet openI checked in other books during the day and made a wonderful discovery. In one of the boxes, was an old, worn, brown case…. my Daddy’s clarinet that he played all the time. I thought it was lost! …but that’s more boxes of books, stacked. Wow….

061414 pouchesSo, then I went to Copeland’s to get a piece of molding for making needlecases out of. I was also hoping to get some pieces for my dremel tool while I was there and some coping saw blades. No luck, except for the molding…. So Tempus and I ate our leftovers from last night and talked about it and since it was close to sewing workshop time, he went over to Ace hardware.

061414 rose sachetI stitched a couple of pouches and sorted out supplies during Sewing Workshop. I was the only one there. Everyone’s worried about the tourists, already? 🙂 I had a funny during that time. I had been hearing odd thumping and rumbling sounds from outside and looked up just in time to see my rolly seat….which had been outside since Herbs….rolling merrily down the sidewalk! I hopped up and by the time I was outside, it had already dropped off the end and sailed all the way to the far side of Willow street, where it hit the phone company’s landscaping. ….and it had scattered plants and tools, the entire length of the sidewalk. <sigh> So, I picked that up and came in chuckling at the pranks the Sylphs can play to get your attention!

061414 needlecase 001When Tempus got back he had my sawblades. We got busy with customers for awhile and in between shelving books and cleaning in the work area in back. 061414 needlecase 008…and then I made a mess because I cut down the 10 foot length of molding to 2, 5 foots and then cut that (two at a time) into 4 or 4.5 inch sets. After that I carved out a channel, experimenting. These are going to become needlecases for the bone needles!

motif bird hummingbird2Cliona was in just as we were starting to close up. I had seen the happiest little girl, early in the day, skipping down the sidewalk and hopping up and down excitedly telling all and sundry about  the face painting that she had had done. 🙂

I came home and started chops and when Tempus got in he started some potatoes. We were both really tired and I was trying to get the newsletter together.

motif bird vireoToday we have the Wicca 101 for young people at 9:30…if any of ’em show up this week…. Then House Capuchin’s Project Day starts at Noon, so expect to see interesting handwork projects all over the place!

Solstice is coming!

Astro 0620 SummerSunset_m428

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/PulmonariaFeminine, Air, the Sylphs – It is a plant of helpful magick for breathing problems from COPD to asthma to TB to lung cancer….

Jean-Baptiste-DenysToday is the anniversary in 1667 of the first successful blood transfusion, animal to human, although the allergic reactions would have killed the patients if the quantities had been larger. It wasn’t until 1902 and the discovery of human blood types that transfusions actually became worthwhile.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_transfusion#History  …and more here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Baptiste_Denys

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Love & Light,


Today’s Astro & Calendar

Waxing Gibbous MoonThe Moon is FullWaxing 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 on 6/27 at 1:08am. 

Astro Constellation Aquila AltairAstro Constellation DolphinThe waning gibbous Moon rises in the east-southeast around 11 p.m. (depending on where you live). Well to its upper left shines <<< Altair, flagged by the little star Tarazed about a finger-width at arm’s length above it. Left or lower left of Altair, by about a fist and a half at arm’s length, look for the compact constellation Delphinus >>> , the Dolphin.
Venus (magnitude –3.9) shines low in the east during dawn.

Goddess Month of Rosea runs from 6/13 – 7/10
Celtic Tree Month of Duir/Oak, Jun 10 – Jul 7 
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”…
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. 

Sun in GeminiSun in Gemini
Moon in AquariusMoon in Capricorn enters Aquarius at 10:27am
Neptune, Mercury, Saturn and Pluto Retrograde
Color: Yellow

Planting 6-14-15


©2014 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright


motif,tree celtic duir oregon white oak garry

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 Quercus_roburDuir – Oak Ogam letter correspondences
Month: May
Color: Black and Dark Brown
Class: Chieftain
Letter: D
Meaning: Security; Strength

duir celtic tree month Snowbowlaspensto study this month
 – Eadha – White Poplar or Aspen Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Silver White
Class: Shrub
Letter: E
Meaning: Problems; Doubts; Fears.


WavesTides for Alsea Bay
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                                    Visible
Su  15      High   2:06 AM     8.5   5:31 AM     Set  8:37 AM      95
~    15      Low   9:05 AM    -2.0   9:03 PM    Rise 11:09 PM
~    15      High   3:39 PM     7.0
~    15       Low   9:11 PM     1.9


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – People who make the worst use of time may be the same ones who complain that there is never enough time.


Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – Wiki – Just a spoonful of what makes the medicine go down? …and why?



~  The truth doesn’t hurt unless it ought to. – Unknown
~  Better ride a good horse for a year, than an ass all your life. – Unknown
~  Happiness depends upon ourselves. – Aristotle
~  A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. – John Barrymore

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are… Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in my pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return. – Mary Jean Iron


Heron Bar Litha 2013Litha Magick – 

deborah <isis_snow_tiger@yahoo.com> wrote:

To: Hearth_Witch@yahoogroups.com
From: “deborah” <isis_snow_tiger@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2006 16:47:50 -0000
Subject: [Hearth_Witch] Midsummer Door Ornaments
Midsummer Door Ornaments
Items Needed:
· Small broom, about 1′ by 8″
· Plastic seasonal flowers ~ {Roses, Wildflowers}
· 3 different colours of ribbon, about 12″-16″ long
· Some thin wire ~ {strip garbage bag twist-ties of their paper
· Ornament oriented to the sabbat
· Wire Cutters
· Scissors
Directions: (Note, if doing this project with children, please watch the scissors and wire cutters) Take the wire cutters and cut the flower stems to a height that is workable. With the wire, begin tying into them the seasonal flowers and the berries at the base of the broom nearest where the bristles begin. Make sure the leaves of the flowers lie flat against the bristles. This will be a great background for the colour of the flowers to contrast against.

Take the berries and the fruit and lay them between the flowers and then tie them of with the wire. As soon as all of that is in, pick out your favourite Midsummer ornament.

Take the ribbon and tie in a bow or a knot, either will do, around the wire. Let some of the extra drape around and under the broom.

When you want to hang this, simply take a bit of wire and string it through the top of the broom handle and nail it to the door, hang it in a window or wherever you prefer. To hang it with the bristles pointing upwards, weave the wire up through the bristles and then twist it a few times for some extra strength.
http://www.chroniclesofavalon.com/litha2003.html Brightest Blessings )O( Aradian


Stangs are less commonly used forms of staves. Basically, it is a two-pronged staff (see illustration below). The easiest way to find one is to get one that has fallen off of a tree. You can also fashion the prong from papier-mâché, or commission a woodworker or metal smith to make one for you, if you have the means. The Stang is ancient Roman in origin, and was used to represent the two-faced god Janus, for whom the month of January is named. His two faces looked simultaneously into the past and future. Some traditions use stangs to mark the ritual entry and exit point of a magick circle, and see it as a portal between the physical world and the world of spirit. Decorate the stang in the same way you would a staff. You may also use it for the same purposes as a staff.



motif Silliness SmilieSilliness – Daffynitions – Celtics: What a parasite salesman does.

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