Daily Stuff 11-3-14 Apaturia

Hi, folks!

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Wicca 101 course begins 11/10. More on this page: https://ancientlightshop.wordpress.com/classes/

weather RaindropsIt’s 56F and dripping steadly. Gosh, it got dark *so* early, yesterday! There are a lot of little birds up in the clematis, chirping contentedly. Every so often one come down to the feeder and grabs a bit of seed, but mostly they wait until the jays are gone, just ignoring them.

110214 fennelYesterday was another “fly-through” day. It started early, as Sundays do. I wasn’t sure whether I’d have students for the morning class. Often time-change day screws up their ability to get to the bus on time. …and one of ’em missed, but there were two. I had promised them some more practical stuff for the Psychic Fair weekend, so we did a class on magickal embroidery. I took the class break time to get the shop open and Tempus got there around 11:30.

110214 GameboardFrederick was there by the time class was over, and we had a chance to chat. I got out the fennel to work on and during the day took the main basket from full down past 1/4. The House Capuchin people started showing up at noon. We talked a bit, Marius telling us about his research project and then 3 of them went up to Marius’ workshop to cut up plastic and wood. Those of us that were left worked on pouches and got some more carefully sorted and put away where we can find them. Eventually the plastic bunch got back and we cut and started a linen tunic.

>>>>>>> Tempus looks like a shocked delivery boy, holding the gameboard pieces! >>>>>>>>>>>

Music 07Today Tempus and I are going to be at the shop. He’s heading that way as I type and I’ll follow as soon as this is cleaned up and published, probably doing some harvesting on the way and getting very damp….. We have to get farther on the sorting/cleaning projects today.

A picture by Jessica Smith Carlock, taken on 102414, used with permission.

Jessica Smith Carlock 102414

From the National Gardening Association newsletter, this week is time to:

  • Dig and Store Dahlias
  • Winterize Planters
  • Continue to Mow Your Lawn
  • Turn the Soil
  • Prune Back Mums

plant pic flower false lily of the valley

Today’s Plant is False Lily of the Valley, Maianthemum dilatatum. It was eaten as a poverty food, and the berries won’t hurt you, but they aren’t particularly tasty, either. It was more used as a medicinal by the indigenous peoples, although modern medicine doesn’t substantiate the native uses. The leaves were eaten in spring as a purgative, leaves were made into poultices for scrapes and cuts and the roots were pounded to make a medicine for sore eyes. I don’t know of any magickal uses except against sterility. More here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maianthemum_dilatatum and here:http://academic.evergreen.edu/projects/gardens/longhouse/monographs/false_lillyofthevalley.htm

280px-Cup_Apatouria_Louvre_G138Apaturia – (from Pip Wilson’s Almanac) meeting of the clans, ancient Greece (Nov 3 – 5) -The Apaturia was commemorated by all Ionian Greeks except those of Colophon and Ephesus. It was celebrated in the month of Pyanepsion (October to November) and lasted three days (our placement in the Book of Days is fairly arbitrary). The name is roughly translated as ‘common relationship’; Xenophon (431 – c. 354 BCE), tells us that during the celebration, fathers and relations assembled. More information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apaturia

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Love & Light,
Anja

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Today’s Astro & Calendar

Waxing Gibbous MoonWaxing 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 on 11/6 at 2:23pm. 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 at the Full on 11/5 at 2:23am.

Astro Constellation PegasusAs autumn proceeds, the Great Square of Pegasus looms ever higher at nightfall. It now reaches its level position very high toward the south as early as 8 or 9 p.m. this week — with the Moon shining under its left side tonight (for North America).
Astro venusVenus is hidden the glare of the Sun.

Goddess Month of Cailleach/Samhain runs from 10/31 – 11/27
Celtic Tree Month of Ngetal/Reed Oct 28 – Nov 24 – nGéadal – (NYEH-dl)
Rune Runic Month 21 Hagal HagalazRunic half-month of Hagalaz/Hagal October 29-Novmber 12 – The Runic half-month of Hagal commences today, represented by the hailstone of transformation. It is a harbinger of the need to undergo the necessary preparations before the harsh northern Winter.

Sun in Scorpio

Sun in Scorpio
Moon in AriesMoon in Pisces enters Aries at 10:53am
Uranus (12/21), Chiron (11/23) and Neptune (11/16) Retrograde
Color: Ivory

Planting 11/2-3

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Celtic Tree Month Reed Phragmites_australis_Schilfrohr wikiCeltic Tree Month of Ngetal/Reed Oct 28 – Nov 24 – nGéadal – (NYEH-dl) – The term “reed” is used with great imprecision in North America, but it is clear that the reed of the ogham is the common reed (Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steudel). This is a giant grass, with stems as high as 4 m (13 feet). It grows in marshy areas, where it often forms dense stands. Like most other grasses, the vertical stems live only a single year, dying in the autumn and being replaced with new green shoots in the spring. The dead stems rattle and whisper in late autumn winds. Common reed has spread as a weed throughout the world; in North America it is widespread in cooler climates. Common reed is in the Grass family (Poaceae, or Gramineae).
arrow celtic tree month reed ngedal“The Reed Month, is said by some to be most favorable for communication with ancestral spirits and the strengthening of all family ties, with magickal associations with fertility, love, protection, and family concerns. ‘Thin and slender is the Reed. He stands in clumps at the edge of the river and between his feet hides the swift pike awaiting an unsuspecting minnow to come his way. In his thinness the reed resembles arrows that fly, silver-tipped, up into the unknown air to land at the very source that one had searched for all these years. Firing arrows off into the unknown is an expression of the desire to search out basic truths. If you loose off without direction, the place of landing will be random. If the firing off is carried out with the correct conviction, determination and sense of purpose, then the act becomes secondary to the event that comes both before and after the moment.'”   Source: Earth, Moon and Sky
motif plant herb Cattail celtic tree month reed ngedalNgetal – Reed Ogam letter correspondences
Month: October
Color: Grass Green
Class: Shrub
Letter: NG
Meaning: Upsets or surprises
to study this month Mor – the Sea Ogam letter correspondences
ocean 03 ngedal reed celtic tree monthMonth: None
Color: Blue-green
Class: none
Letter: AE, X, XI, M

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Waves tide Tides for Alsea Bay
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                                    Visible
M    3      Low   2:52 AM     1.1   6:57 AM     Set  3:04 AM      79
~     3     High   9:14 AM     8.1   5:03 PM    Rise  3:23 PM
~     3      Low   3:47 PM     0.7
~     3     High   9:46 PM     6.9

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Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Become present to the earth, and open to the sky. Then begin.

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Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – Describe – Describe a dream that you had recently. Provide as many details as possible.

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Quotes

~  Enlightenment is not about imagining figures of light but of making the darkness conscious. – C.G. Jung
~  You’re happiest while you’re making the greatest contribution. – Robert Kennedy
~  The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers. – Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love
~  Do everything from a state of inner peace. – Jim Kitzmiller

CHILDREN’S GAMES (picture here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children%27s_Games_(Bruegel)#mediaviewer/File:Pieter_Bruegel_d._%C3%84._041b.jpg

I

This is a schoolyard
crowded
with children

of all ages near a village
on a small stream
meandering by

where some boys
are swimming
bare-ass

or climbing a tree in leaf
everything
is motion

elder women are looking
after the small
fry

a play wedding a
christening
nearby one leans

hollering
into
an empty hogshead

II

Little girls
whirling their skirts about
until they stand out flat

tops pinwheels
to run in the wind with
or a toy in 3 tiers to spin

with a piece
of twine to make it go
blindman’s-buff follow the

leader stilts
high and low tipcat jacks
bowls hanging by the knees

standing on your head
run the gauntlet
a dozen on their backs

feet together kicking
through which a boy must pass
roll the hoop or a

construction
made of bricks
some mason has abandoned

III

The desperate toys
of children
their

imagination equilibrium
and rocks
which are to be

found
everywhere
and games to drag

the other down
blindfold
to make use of

a swinging
weight
with which

at random
to bash in the
heads about

them
Brueghel saw it all
and with his grim

humor faithfully
recorded
it – William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), American poet and practicing physician

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Magick – Recipes – Breakfast eggs

BACON AND EGG MUFFIN CUPShttp://dailydishrecipes.com/bacon-egg-muffin-cups-src/

PREP TIME – 10 mins
COOK TIME – 10 mins
TOTAL TIME – 20 mins

Easy, delicious and perfect for any breakfast! Bacon and Egg Muffins Cups are a sure family favorite! Author: www.dailydishrecipes.com

Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12 Breakfast Cups

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 slices of bread
  • 12 eggs
  • 12 slices of bacon
  • shredded cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Heat a skillet on medium-high heat, cook the bacon and only allow it to cook for about 4-5 minutes. You are looking for flexible but not raw. While the bacon is cooking, cut two circles out of each slice of bread. I used a circle cookie cutter to make it easier.
  3. Now take that extra bread and either save it for [french toast casserole|http://dailydishrecipes.com/overnight-french-toast-casserole-recipe/] or go tear it apart and feed it to the birds {what we did}.
  4. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. Next, lay a circle of bread into the bottom of each muffin cup. Wrap the bacon around the edge of each muffin cup. (I did this part backwards – we did the cheese before the bacon – it made absolutely no difference) Sprinkle cheese on top of the bread slices.
  5. Now carefully, crack an egg into each cup. Megan suggested cracking the egg carefully into a bowl first and then sliding it into the muffin cup. I just did it right into the pan.
  6. Bake them for 10-15 minutes or until the whites have set and the yolk is cooked to your liking (less for a runny yolk, more for a cooked yolk)
  7. Serve with pancakes and fresh fruit – well, we did. And by the way, you cannot eat just one. I don’t care what anyone says, you can’t. It’s impossible.

Make A Week’s Worth Of Healthy Egg Breakfast Sandwiches in 15 Minuteshttp://www.efficientlifeskills.com/make-a-weeks-worth-of-healthy-egg-breakfast-sandwiches-in-15-minutes/

I stumbled across this brilliant little idea on Amy’s Kitchen Creations where you can easily make these awesome egg breakfast sandwiches for an entire week in 15 minutes. Sort of like McDonald’s Egg Muffins. The eggs will be ready to go each morning. Just grab your english muffin or bread of choice and you’re good to go. So easy and quick. Perfect for large families too!

Directions

  1. Spray your muffin pan with some non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Throw in Spinach if desired (The spinach sticks right to the cooking spray…2No floating!)
  3. Crack one egg into each well.
  4. Sprinkle the eggs with a little salt & pepper or whatever seasonings that you’d like.
  5. Bake in the oven at 350 for about 15 minutes.
  6. You could cook them for a bit less1if you wanted a runny yolk.

Storage

Store your cooked eggs in a Tupperware™ container in the refrigerator for about a week. Use your judgment though.  If they look/smell bad, I wouldn’t1 eat them. If you can’t get to them in a week then freeze them. I haven’t tried this myself, but I heard it works just fine.

Reheat

  1. Toast your English Muffin or bread of choice
  2. Microwave your eggs for about 30-45 seconds (microwave times vary)
  3. Enjoy a tasty breakfast in less than a minute (maybe longer depending on how long it takes for the muffin to toast )

More Ideas And Options

  • Use Egg Beaters Egg Whites (low calorie/low fat option). One 16oz carton fills 10 out of 12 muffin cups
  • Add Ham slices
  • Add broken up cooked bacon to the top
  • Scrambled eggs work too!!
  • Add diced green pepper, onions, bacon bits, and shredded cheese (Just don’t fill the cups too full if you want it for a sandwich.) 
  • Replace the spinach with tiny broccoli pieces
  • Sprinkle some cheddar cheese on top while still hot
  • Put a little cream cheese on your English muffin 

Egg in a mug

Ingredients

1 whole egg
2 egg whites
Olive oil spray
Large coffee mug

Preparation

Step 1 Spray nonstick spray into a large coffee mug
Step 2 Crack one egg, and up to two egg whites into mug
Step 3 Blend well with a fork
Step 4 Microwave on high for 1 minute, stir and add 10 seconds more if needed
Step 5 Add any extra ingredients if desired. chop veggies, cheese bits, pieces of Canadian bacon, all taste great!

Tools

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motif Silliness SmilieSilliness – Punny Business Slogan – In the front yard of a Funeral Home: “Drive carefully. We’ll wait.”

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