Daily Stuff 12-27-14 Coffee Houses

Hi, folks!

weather chunky rain45F and overcast this morning. It’s supposed to get a lot colder over the next few days, too, as it clears up.

Yesterday I did go back to bed. All afternoon we had fabrics going for some of the toy bags that I’m making and I worked on planning for the big event we have coming up (not at the shop) Jan 8-11. I was having to track down information and plan for buying some supplies. Tempus worked in the kitchen all day. Travis went to the store, so we had brats for supper.

plant motif berryI spent the evening working on a design that needs to be finished before 12th Night (that’s the thing 1/8-12), got it uploaded and ordered and then crawled into bed. Tempus was long there…. and my head was buzzing with plans and things I need to do and it kept me awake, drattit.

plant motif flower AsterToday we have Herbs at 11am and Sewing at 3pm for whoever wants to show up. Otherwise we’re going to be starting to organized the Mab’s Creations things that are going with us to 12th Night.

Mr. Rogers (Born March 20, 1928)

Mr Rogers Love

oenothera evening primrose

Today’s Plant is Evening primrose, Oenothera species, sometimes called Sundrop or Suncup in Oregon. The young roots can be eaten like a peppery-flavored vegetable and the shoots can be used in salad. It can be used in poultices for wound-healing and to ease bruises. (Sun…it’s drying) Clinical trials don’t support the traditional uses for treatment of PMS (particularly bloating and water retention) or cervical ripening in pregnancy, but one of the varieties has promise as a treatment for breast cancer. – Masculine, Sun, Fire – This herb is often called the King’s Cure-all, used by a ruler to cure scrofula. It has powers of healing, particularly for drying “wet” wounds or injuries. It can be used in sleep sachets, and for spells to cure (or cause) alcoholism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evening_primrose

800px-Original_Starbucks1675 – Charles II tried to suppress the coffee-houses, since people gathered there to discuss a lot of politics and such. His Proclamation of Suppression was laughed away in just 12 days. More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_house#Coffee_in_Europe

wheel of the yearThe shop is closed on 12/25 &6! Winter hours are 11am-5pm Thursday through Monday. In case of rotten weather, check our Facebook Page as Ancient Light for announcements! 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,


Waxing Crescent 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 at the Full on 1/4 at 8:53pm. Waxing Crescent phase Keywords for the Crescent phase are: expansion, growth, struggle, opportunity. It is the time in a cycle that you gather the wisdom learned in the new phase and communicate your intention to move forward. Light a candle. Write or read an affirmation. LISTEN & ABSORB. Commit to your goal. God/dess aspect: Maiden/Youth, energy and enthusiasm Associated God/dess: Artemis & Apollo, Mayet/Djehuti, Freya/Frey. Phase ends at the Quarter on 12/28 at 10:31am. 

Goddess Month of Hestia runs from 12/26 – 1/22
Celtic Tree Month of Beth/Birch, Dec 24 – Jan 20
Rune Runic Month 24 Jara JeraRunic half-month of Jera/ Jara 12/13-12/27 – Jara signifies the completion of natural cycles, such as fruition, and has a more transcendent meaning of mystic marriage of Earth and Cosmos. *Ø* Wilson’s Almanac free daily ezine | Book of Days | December 13
Runic half-month of Eihwaz/Eoh 12/28-1/11 Represents the dead, and the yew tree, sacred to Winter shamanism. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, 

Sun in CapricornSun in Capricorn
Moon in PiscesMoon in Pisces
Juno and Jupiter (4/8/15) Retrograde
Color: Brown


©2014 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright


tree celtic month birch bethCeltic Tree Month of Beth/Birch, Dec 24 – Jan 20, Beith – (BEH), birch – The silver birch (Betula pendula Roth) is the most common tree birch in much of Europe. It grows up to 30 m (100 feet) high, but is more often found in spreading clumps on sandy soils. It is one of the first trees to colonize an area after a mature forest is cut; this is probably a large part of its symbolic connection with new beginnings. It is cultivated in North America, often under the name of weeping birch. The three trees in my front yard form root sprouts that would take over the bed where they are planted if I didn’t cut them back. The common birch (B. pubescens Ehrh.) is almost as widespread as the silver birch, but grows primarily on acid or peaty soils. It can reach 20 m (65 feet) in height. Birches are members of the Birch family (Betulaceae). Curtis Clark
Plant Tree Birch bethBeth – Birch – Ogam letter correspondences –
Month: November
Color: White
Class: Peasant
Letter: B
Meaning: New Beginnings; Changes; Purification.
tree beech birch Celtic Tree MonthPhagos – Beech Ogam letter correspondences to study this month
Month: None
Color: Orange-brown
Class: Chieftain
Letter: PH, IO
Meaning: New experiences and information coming


Waves tide Tides for Alsea Bay
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                                    Visible
Sa  27     High   4:34 AM     8.0   7:52 AM    Rise 11:29 AM      28
~    27      Low  10:42 AM     2.2   4:43 PM     Set 11:55 PM
~    27     High   4:22 PM     7.0
~    27      Low  10:48 PM     0.7


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – It is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears.


Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – Personal Interests and Experiences – Imagine you have just been given the name and address of a pen pal. Write about yourself to that person.



~  Amateurs wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work. – Chuck Close
~  It is nonsense to say there is not enough time to be fully informed.  Time given to thought is the greatest time-saver of all. – Norman Cousins, author
~  Sometimes showing up is half the battle, while other times showing up is what gets the party started! – T. Thorn Coyle
~  Spirit and Mind are the most important Magickal Weapons. – Kerr Cuhulain


Round and round the glittering crown
Went tumbling through the air…
A long, long way down it tumbled
And was caught by a ladye fair,
O, a ladye with long brown hair.

She hid it in her cloak of blue,
The ladye with such long  hair
And no one knew where it had gone,
But the ladye with long brown hair,
O, as foolish as she was fair.

A spray of blood had followed the crown
As it tumbled through the air…
A curse came with the glittering crown
That settled on the ladye fair,
O, the curse on the ladye fair.

She looked around her castle
She was looking everywhere
To find a place for the cursed crown
She could not bear to wear,
O, that the ladye could not wear.

There were other greedy people
That wanted to find the crown
They had looked everywhere for it
Looked all up and down,
O, they had looked all around.

She hid it in her chest of clothes
So it would be easy to find,
And she could wear it late at night
When she’d had a glass of wine,
O, Admire herself mellowed with wine.

She admired herself in the mirror
Beautiful, with the crown on her head…
And said, yes, I have deserved this
Better than the queen that’s dead,
O, the queen that I caused to be dead.

Soldiers came into her castle
Looking for the dead queen’s crown
They followed the drops of dark red blood
They followed them up and down,
O, they followed the blood from the crown.

I would not be just a mistress
I wanted to be his queen,
And to have all the jewels and riches
Since in his bed I had been,
O, so long in his bed I had been.

Now the red blood from her crown
Has led them here to me…
I shall jump from the window casement
and shall not try to flee,
O, they’ll not take my freedom from me. – © 2005 Beth Johnson (Mystic Amazon)


Magick – Home Remedies for Cracked Heels

* Melt half an inch of candle wax in 50gms of oil and apply to heels before going to bed.

* Mix equal quantities of glycerin and lemon juice.Apply every night before going to bed.This mixture can be made and stored in a glass bottle.

* Massage your feet with castor oil every night (in winters) for 2-3 minutes and then wear socks at night.
* Grind equal amounts of neem leaves & turmeric (haldi). Apply on affected area.

* Finely grind a handful of henna (mehendi) leaves. Add 2 tablespoons lemon juice and apply on the feet.

* Mix the juice of bottle gourd (lauki) and sesame oil (til ka tel) in the ratio 4:1 and heat till all the moisture has evaporated. Bottle and use over cracked skin.

Crone’s Corner – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Crones_Corner/


motif Silliness SmilieSilliness – Punny Business Slogan – On the bulletin board at Ancient Light: “If you’re smoking you’d better be on the barbeque!”

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