No Workshops today! Anja is out of the shop.
I’m going to be horrible, but I’ve run out of time to write. Will do better for tomorrow!
Teaching blackwork today!
Feast of Ishtar/Astarte – A Fertile Crescent love/death/rebirth/battle goddess with a *really* bad press! More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishtar
Today’s plant is White crocus, cloth-of-silver crocus, Crocus versicolor info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocus Sacred to Juno and Ostara, as any crocus, it is used to attract love (carry), turn away abusive love (burn), and give visions (place on altar or by bed).
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 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. Diana’s Bow – On the 3rd day after the new moon you can (weather permitting) see the tiny crescent in the sky, the New Moon holding the Old Moon in her arms. Begin on your goals for the next month. A good time for job interviews or starting a project. Take a concrete step! God/dess aspect: Daughter/Son/Innocence Associated God/dess: Vesta, Horus. Phase ends on 2/23 at 3:47am/
Saturday, Feb. 21, evening – Uranus and the Moon – The moon will occult the planet Uranus, visible across much of North America. Use planetarium software like Starry Night to find the exact times for your location.
Venus and Mars are in conjunction 0.4° apart at dusk, with the Moon now looking on from on high.
Goddess Month of of Moura, runs from 2/20-3/19
Celtic Tree Month of Nuin/Nion/Ash, Feb 18 – Mar 17
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.
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Celtic 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).
Nuin – Ash Ogam letter correspondences
Color: Glass Green
Meaning: Locked into a chain of events; Feeling bound.
Ogam letter correspondences to study this month Oir – Spindle Ogam letter correspondences
Letter: TH, OI
Meaning: Finish obligations and tasks or your life cannot move forward.
Tides for Alsea Bay
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
~ /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
Sa 21 High 1:59 AM 8.7 7:07 AM Rise 8:34 AM 5
~ 21 Low 8:10 AM 0.5 5:53 PM Set 9:45 PM
~ 21 High 2:08 PM 8.3
~ 21 Low 8:26 PM -0.1
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – You can never overestimate the power of your love. It is a fire that, once lit, may burn forever.
~ Beauty is a short-lived tyranny. – Socrates
~ A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him. – Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
~ …and blessed are the cracked, for they let in the light. – Liz Souster
~ A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman. – Wallace Stevens
Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by a difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought to be deprecated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least have reconciled Christians of every denomination so far that we should never again see the religious disputes carried to such a pitch as to endanger the peace of society. – Founding Father George Washington, letter to Edward Newenham, October 20, 1792