Herbs at 11am. Sewing at 2pm (odd time).
Tempus had a quiet day at the shop, yesterday. He ended up talking historical reenactment to someone for quite awhile and when Hatch got down there went to pay some bills. Other than that, he just worked. He took a bunch of pictures for me and sorted a few more things out. He was hoping to get as far as the candle dipping frames, but that hasn’t happened, yet.
By the time Tempus got back from the shop, I was starting to see daylight at the end of the tunnel as far as the toy research is going. I have a *lot* more to do, but I think I have enough to get by on for the 2 hour.
Today Herbs is at 11 and Sewing at 2pm. Yes, 2pm. I’m being picked up at 3:30, so if anyone want to come in, I’ll be there for a few and then have to take off. I’m hoping I can get my smock done so I can wear it to the event! Yes, Marius, Hatch and I are going to Eugene for another event this evening. It’s Italian Renaissance, so I’m going to want to wear that kind of clothing and the smock that I have doesn’t fit right. Well, that’s the excuse, anyway.
Today’s plant is the snowdrop, Galanthus. It was called that in Gerard’s Great Herbal in 1633. The derivation of the name is uncertain, although it may have come from the German word Schneetropfen, which was a type of earring popular around that time. Other British traditional common names include “February fairmaids”, “dingle-dangle”, “Candlemas bells”, “Mary’s tapers” and, in parts of Yorkshire,” snow piercers” (like the French name perce-neige). It is used in spells for making you think and for sorting out problems, also to chase the negative effects of sorrow and grief. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowdrop
On 2/28/53 the final link in how DNA works was found by Francis Crick and Jim Watson. The two men finally figured out how the base pairs linked up. A letter by Crick to his son Michael was found recently and was auctioned by Christie’s, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/26/science/a-dna-lesson-from-the-pen-of-francis-crick.html?ref=science&_r=1& More on DNA itself here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA
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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. . 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 3/3 at 10:05pm.
Early this evening, the dark limb of the waxing gibbous Moon will occult (cover) the 3.6-magnitude star Lambda Geminorum for telescope users in North America east of the Mississippi and north of the deepest South. Some times: central Massachusetts, 8:00 p.m. EST; Washington DC, 7:56 p.m. EST; Chicago, 6:31 p.m. CST (in twilight); Kansas City, 6:21 p.m. CST (in twilight). See map and detailed timetables of both the disappearance and the (unobservable) reappearance; be careful not to mix these up when scrolling down the table.
Two mutual events among Jupiter‘s moons. Watch Europa occult (pass in front of) Io from 11:10 to 11:16 p.m. EST this evening. At the center of this time, their combined light is dimmed by 0.6 magnitude, not quite half. Then less than an hour later, Europa casts its shadow onto Io from 12:02 to 12:09 a.m. EST, dimming Io by 0.9 magnitude at the mid-time of this eclipse. Watch Christopher Go’s highly magnified videos of Europa occulting Io and then Europa eclipsing Io on February 18th. (The gray spot at the center of each satellite is a processing artifact.)
Venus (magnitude –3.9) and Mars (less than 1% as bright at magnitude +1.3) are in the west-southwest during evening twilight. Look for Mars below Venus.
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 Teiwaz/Tyr, 2/27-3/13 This is a time of positive regulation, sacrifice and hard work in order to progress.
Planting 2/27 -3/1
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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 28 Low 2:24 AM 3.3 6:55 AM Set 3:46 AM 71
~ 28 High 8:22 AM 7.4 6:03 PM Rise 1:43 PM
~ 28 Low 3:30 PM 0.7
~ 28 High 10:03 PM 6.2
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.
~ Arguments are like fire-arms which a man may keep at home but should not carry about with him. – Samuel Butler
~ Abstract art is a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered. – Al Capp (1909-1979) US cartoonist
~ Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed. – Dale Carnegie
~ Wait patiently, sense the flows emanating from your opponent, and defeat the attack. – Kerr Cuhulain
I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. – Isaac Newton, 1642–1727, From the Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton, David Brewster, 1855
Salt Dough Bunnies
I use this dough to make a passel of bunnies to put around the house for Oestre. Of course, you can use this dough for just about anything, eggs, chicks, even make your own Willendorf Goddess statue <G>
- 3/4 cup salt
- 3/4 cup non-self-rising flour
- 2 tsp powdered alum (look in the drugstore or grocery)
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 tblsp vegetable oil
- food coloring
- Mix salt, 1/2 cup flour, and alum in a saucepan.
- Add water slowly, stirring to break up lumps.
- place over low heat and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is rubbery and difficult to stir. It should not be sticky when touched.
- Add vegetable oil. Stir until blended.
- Turn out onto a plate or aluminum foil. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
- If more than one color is desired, divide mixture into portions and to each portion add a different color. Knead until color is blended.
- Add up to 1/4 cup flour if clay is sticky.
- Makes 1 1/2 cups
How to Use: Model as with any clay. Press clay into molds or use it to make beads (pierce holes in beads before clay dries) This clay hardens in 1 or 2 days; do not bake. Store in an airtight container.
Laminated Window Hangings for Ostara
you will need:
– lined paper
– laminating paper
– Ostara cookie cutters(the big ones)
– scissors & a single hole punch
– a pencil
what to do:
- Lightly trace the shapes of eggs, bunnies, flowers or other Ostara figures with your pencil.
- Cut out those shapes with scissors.
- Colour in the shapes with your crayons lightly.
- Laminate the shapes with laminate paper, and cut off the excess edges, leave about 3mm extra laminate paper.
- Punch a hole through the top of the shape and hang it up in your window.