Daily Stuff 2-19-15 Copernicus

Hi, folks!

Waves tide Minus Tide at 7:01 PM of -1.0 feet.

Partly Sunny Weather Motif52F, but it was only 46F when I got up. Right now the sun can’t make up his mind whether he’s in or out, although there was some lovely sunshine coming through the window at sunrise (it’s hitting my file cabinet, now….)

motif food shortcakeYesterday was far to short for everything that we needed to do. Amor is heading out on Friday, so there’s a lot of talking left, and we had food to deal with and chores and such.

motif junk food onion ringsEsbat in the evening was fun, crazy-silly energy.

Today Tempus is going to be at the shop, but the rest of us are going to run some errands and head for Lincoln City to visit Fawkes!

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Nettle Urtica_dioica0Today’s Plant is Stinging Nettle, Urtica Dioica, otherwise known as, “Ouch!!!!” Grab a handful of this plant and you will know it. Of course I *had* to prove this to myself more than once! There are lots of hollow “hairs” on this plant that act like tiny hypodermics, injecting histamine, among other stinging chemicals. There’s even a name for a type of allergic reaction called, “nettlerash”, that picked up the word from the characteristic pattern of itchy bumps. This plant has been used for food, medicine, fabric and magic for millenia. It is used as a pot herb and is one of the vegetables with the highest protein content. If you soak it in water or cook it the stings go away. In medicine it has been used to treat arthritis, dandruff and lack of milk in a nursing mother. The fibers are suitable for making fabric and a related species has been used for over 6000 years to make a silky-looking textile called ramie, even though the processing takes a lot of effort. They are even used to make beer and cordials! –Masculine, Mars, Fire, Thor – Exorcism – for getting rid of nasty-minded Fae, plant nettles around your garden and barn. Protection – nettles in a pocket will keep a person safe from lightning and bestow courage. Nettles kept in a room will protect anyone inside. Lust – Nettles are reputed to enhance fertility in men and nettle tea is an aphrodisiac. Healing – fever can be dispelled by plucking a nettle up by its roots while reciting the names of the sick person and family. …and shirts made of fabric spun and woven from nettles feature as a girl’s quest tale in the Twelve Wild Swans.

feast 0219 Kraków_-_Pomnik_Mikołaja_Kopernika_02The Polish (among other nationalities) polymath Nicolas Copernicus was born on this day in 1473. One of the people whose names are generally still remembered, his book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (of the revolution of the celestial spheres) was published in 1543. He claimed in the book that the sun was the center of our solar system, but a trusted friend who was responsible for getting the book to the printer wrote him a new preface to soften the blow to the Church’s stand that the Earth was the center. More here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolaus_Copernicus
on the principle here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copernican_principle
and heliocentrism:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copernican_heliocentrism

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At the middle of all things lies the sun. As the location of this luminary in the cosmos, that most beautiful temple, would there be any other place or any better place than the centre, from which it can light up everything at the same time? Hence the sun is not inappropriately called by some the lamp of the universe, by others its mind, and by others its ruler. From De revolutionibus orbium coelestium

wheel of the yearThe shop opens at 11am! Winter hours are 11am-5pm Thursday through Monday, although they’re drifting longer into the evening as sunset does. 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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New MoonNew 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 2/20 at 3:47am.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 on 3/5 at 10:05am. 

Dianas Bow Moonastro 022015On Thursday the 19th, can you catch the hairline crescent Moon far to the lower right of Venus and Mars? It’s only one day old! Bring binoculars. …and there’s the conjunction tomorrow. Lookee! >>>>>

Perseus astro constallation AlgolAlgol is at its minimum light for a couple hours centered on 9:17 p.m. EST.

Astro jupiterMutual eclipse among Jupiter‘s moons. Io casts its shadow onto Ganymede from 7:35 to 7:43 p.m. EST this evening, dimming it by 0.8 magnitude — that is, reducing its brightness by half — at the middle of that time.
Astro uranusUranus (magnitude 5.8, in Pisces) is getting low in the west right after dusk.
comet-lovejoy-c-2014-q2-howesComet Lovejoy is still 5th magnitude, high in the evening sky for binoculars and telescopes. See Comet Lovejoy Shines On.
Friday, Feb. 6–Friday, Feb. 20, after evening twilight. Look to the south of west, just above Venus and Mars, for the faint zodiacal light, reflected from interplanetary matter along the ecliptic (marked by green line). Don’t confuse it with the brighter Milky Way to the northwest. Credit: Starry Night software

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Goddess Month of of Bridhe, runs from 1/23 – 2/19
Goddess Month of of Moura, runs from 2/20-3/19
Celtic Tree Month of Nuin/Nion/Ash, Feb 18 – Mar 17
Rune Runic Month 04 Sowelo Sigel
Runic half-month of Sowulo/ Sigel, 2/12-26 It represents the power of the force of good throughout the world and is the harbinger of victory and ascendancy over darkness.

Sun in PiscesSun in Pisces 
Moon in PiscesMoon in Pisces 
Juno and Jupiter (4/8/15) Retrograde
Color: Green

Planting 2/19-20

©2015 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright.

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nuin celtic tree month plant tree AshCeltic Tree Month of Nuin/Nion/Ash, Feb 18 – Mar 17, Nion (NEE-uhn), ash – the common ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) is a major tree of lowland forests in much of Europe, along with oaks and beeches. It grows to 40 m (130 feet) in open sites, with a broad crown reminiscent of American elm trees. Ash was and still is an important timber tree, and is a traditional material for the handle of a besom. The common ash is occasionally cultivated in North America, and similar native ash species are widely grown as street trees. Ashes are members of the Olive family (Oleaceae).
Celtic tree month Ash NuinFraxinus_latifolia_JPG1FeNuin – Ash Ogam letter correspondences
Month: March
Color: Glass Green
Class: Cheiftain
Letter: N
Meaning: Locked into a chain of events; Feeling bound.
celtic tree month nuin oir spindleOgam letter correspondences to study this month Oir – Spindle Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: White
Class: Peasant
Letter: TH, OI
Meaning: Finish obligations and tasks or your life cannot move forward.

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Waves tide

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Tides for Alsea Bay
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                                    Visible
Th  19     High  12:37 AM     8.1   7:10 AM    Rise  7:23 AM      0
~    19      Low   6:29 AM     1.2   5:50 PM     Set  7:15 PM
~    19     High  12:25 PM     9.1
~    19      Low   7:01 PM    -1.0

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Affirmation/Thought for the Day – I am constantly moving forward in the direction of my goals.

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Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – Wiki – What family item has changed your view or ideas about a family member?

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Quotes

~  Lie down with dogs and you’ll rise with fleas. – Irish Proverb
~  America is a nation that conceives many odd inventions for getting somewhere but it can think of nothing to do once it gets there. – Will Rogers (1879-1935) US actor, humorist
~  Absence makes the heart grow fonder. – Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) US first lady (33)
~  A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues. – Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) US President (26)

Your Medicine is your life, and your life is represented by all things that you have done, said, that have been gifted to you and that you have gifted to others and it is all that you are. Your Medicine is all that you bundle together in the forms of things that you hold sacred to the world. If you believe only what you read to be true and so, you will then miss the greatest part of your Medicine because you will be limited, by yourself, to only what you see. There is more to life than what can meet one’s eye. – Three Eagles, Cherokee

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Pentacle of ElementsMagick – Crafts

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motif Silliness SmilieSilliness – Plea

After a trial had been going on for three days, Finley, the man accused of committing the crimes, stood up and approached the judge’s bench. “Your Honor, I would like to change my plea from ‘innocent’ to ‘guilty’ of the charges.”
The judge angrily banged his fist on the desk. “If you’re guilty, why didn’t you say so in the first place and save this court a lot of time and inconvenience?” he demanded.
Finley looked up wide-eyed and stated, “Well, when the trial started I thought I was innocent, but that was before I heard all the evidence against me.”

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