Daily Stuff 3-5-15

Hi, folks!

weather sun faceIt’s 41F and bright sunshine and just enough breeze to slip through a not-quite-shut window and crawl across the floor to bite my toes!

I hate head colds! I was starting to sneeze when putting the newsletter together yesterday morning and not long after I got it done I realized I had come down with a cold. “I’b god a code!” I said to Tempus…. Yuck!

motif food peppersTempus & Hatch went out and took back the car and got some shopping done. I stayed home and sneezed….. and sneezed …and sneezed…. and I’m still doing it this morning. Ick.

Today Tempus is going to be at the shop. He’s going to be working on the candle-dipping racks. I’m going to be home, sneezing.

A picture from yesterday by Ken Gagne of Nancy Kroemer’s Pond

030415 Ken Gagne Nancy Kroemers Pond

120px-Pulmonaria_saccharata_(3497086606)Today’s plant, Lungwort (Pulmonaria ) is one of the first perennials to bloom, (already blooming in my herb garden) with bright flowers and spotted leaves. Zones 4-8 More here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lungwort …and there are lots of pix in Wikimedia Commons here:  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Pulmonaria – Feminine, Air, the Sylphs – It is a plant of helpful magick for breathing problems from COPD to asthma to TB to lung cancer….

…and I’m going to say it one more time. The info in these “Today’s Plant” things is to help with the magickal aspect of the herbs! Anything medicinal, go talk to an herbalist! 

feast 0305 Blason_de_la_famille_de_saint-pezran.svg

The feast day of St. Perin, patron saint of Cornwall and tin miners, has come to be called Perrantide, a national day in Cornwall. It’s a created holiday from the 19th century, trying to develop some national pride, but it grew out of the tinworkers’ holiday that involved a lot of alcohol and food.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Piran%27s_Day There are some fun stories about St. Perrin. One is that some folks tried to kill him by tying a millstone around his neck and pitching him into the ocean. feast 0305 St_Piran's_Cross_-_geograph.org.uk_-_63222He floated to Cornwall on the stone. The connection to the tinminers, tinsmelters & tinsmiths also is another tale that is related to the white on black cross of his symbol. Supposedly his hearthstone got very hot and tin rose to the surface in the form of a cross! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Piran

Ostara PentacleThe 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

******

Full 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 3/5 at 10:05am. Full Moon – The day of the day before and day after the true Full Moon. “And better it be when the moon is full!”! Prime time for rituals for prophecy, for spells to come to fruition, infusing health and wholeness, etc. A good time for invoking deity. FRUITION Manifesting goals, nurturing, passion, healing, strength, power. Workings on this day are for protection, divination. “extra power”, job hunting, healing serious conditions Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams. God/dess Aspect: Mother/Abundance/Kingship – Associated God/desses: Danu, Cerridwen, Gaia, Aphrodite, Isis, Jupiter, Amon-Ra. Phase ends on 3/6 at 10:05pm. Waning Moon Magick From the Full Moon to the New is a time for study, meditation, and magic designed to banish harmful energies and habits, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity. Remember: what goes up must come down. Phase ends at the Tide Change on 3/20 at 2:36am. 

Leo regulus astroFull Moon (exact at 1:05 p.m. Eastern Standard Time). This evening the Moon shines below the dim hind feet of Leo.
Astro jupiterAnd another! Io partially eclipses Ganymede with its shadow from 1:35 to 1:46 a.m. Friday morning EST. Ganymede will dim by a full 1.0 magnitude at mid-eclipse. They’re both to Jupiter’s west – with Callisto in the background between them! Callisto is normally 1.1 magnitude fainter than Ganymede (which is the one appearing closest to Jupiter). But at mid-eclipse Ganymede will look almost identical to Callisto, with Io clearly outshining them both.
Astro marsAstro venusLook for Mars a little farther below Venus every day. Mars starts the month in Aquarius, moving into Pisces on the 11th. Mars passes Venus within 0.5 degrees on the 21st. Mars is low in the southwestern sky after sunset.

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 05 Tyr Tiwaz
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. 

Sun in PiscesSun in Pisces 
Full Moon at 10:05am
Moon Virgo
Juno and Jupiter (4/8/15) Retrograde
Color: Crimson

©2015 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright.

******

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.

******

Waves tide

*

Tides for Alsea Bay
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                                    Visible
Th   5     High  12:24 AM     7.2   6:47 AM     Set  6:35 AM      99
~     5      Low   6:21 AM     1.7   6:09 PM    Rise  6:29 PM
~     5     High  12:13 PM     7.6
~     5      Low   6:41 PM     0.5

******

Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Be grateful for people who make us happy; they are charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

******

Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – Favorites – What is your favorite place to eat?

******

Quotes

~  Power based on love is a 1000 X more effective & permanent than power derived from fear of punishment. – Mahatma Gandhi
~  The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf. – Shakti Gawain
~  When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. – Sri Chinmoy Ghose
~  Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose. – Ralph Waldo Emerson There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. Ideas won’t go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.- Alfred Whitney Griswold, Essays on Education

******

ostara sabbat egg dividerOstara Magick – Purim – 3/5/15

Jews celebrate the rowdy full moon festival of Purim with bawdy jokes, indulgence, gambling and dressing up in costume, all customs that link it with other springtime festivals of excess like Mardi Gras. Although Purim ostensibly celebrates the overthrow of the wicked tyrant Haman who was murdering the Jews, scholars believe the festival actually has roots in an ancient Persian spring holiday which featured a mock battle (like those often linked with Carnival and Easter).

People bring noise-makers to the evening service, to drown out the name of the tyrant Haman during the re-telling of the story of Esther. Some write his name on bits of paper which they tear up and toss into the air; others have his name written on the soles of their shoes which they stamp on the floor. The Talmud recommends drinking until it is impossible to tell the difference between “Cursed be Haman” and “Blessed be Mordecai.”

After the service, everyone eats, hamantaschen, three-cornered cookies filled with poppy seeds or jam, which are said to represent Haman’s three-cornered hat. But they also resemble the triangular filled pastries in the shape of a woman’s sex used to celebrate the Roman birth goddesses and that would certainly go along with the bawdy flavor of the holiday. Not everyone eats hamantaschen at Purim. German Jews eat gingerbread men. Egyptians eat ozne Haman, deep-fried sweets shaped like Haman’s ears.

This festival is also called The Festival of Lotteries, because of the lots cast by Haman to choose the day to destroy the Jews. But playing games of chance is a feature of other festivals of reversal like Saturnalia and Twelfth Night and other festivals of reversal. At Purim, sometimes a Purim-rabbi is elected to give a mock sermon.

In traditional Jewish towns, teams of Purimshpielers tour the streets, juggling and singing, dancing and acting, wearing costumes and presenting plays on Jewish history. In Tel Aviv, there is a parade and carnival including a beauty contest to choose Queen Esther from among the women.

The traditional Purim dinner includes kreplach and peas, particularly chickpeas, a huge challah, and, ever since the turkey was brought to Europe from North America around 1524, turkey. Some say the turkey is served in remembrance of Ahasuerus, who was a foolish king, but it may have more to do with the scope of his kingdom, for he ruled from Ethiopia to India, and the turkey was known in Hebrew as “the Indian cock.”

******

motif Silliness SmilieSilliness – Bumper Snicker – I just got skylights put in my place. The people who live above me are furious.

This entry was posted in Daily Stuff, Newsletter, Pagan, Wiccan and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s