Daily Stuff 3-24-15 Brittania

Hi, folks!

Waves tide Last Minus Tide  of the cycle at 10:34 AM of -0.3 feet.

Yesterday’s storm turned out to be a rather damp firecracker. Some wind, but mostly a lot of rain. 1.3 inches of rain! I’m amazed that there weren’t sudden flood warnings. It’s 47F and rather still, now, overcast at several levels and I know the snow levels are a lot deeper this morning than they’ve been. 1-4 inches isn’t deep for March, but it’s more than the 0 inches that have been there!

Plant motif flower chicory032315 Puff2Tempus had a busy day at the shop. He’s been telling me about it this morning. There were a number of customers in and he got *really* busy at one point, several sets of folks all at once. He got some pictures done for me and worked on finishing some of the cup and ball games that we’re doing.

Plant motif flower desert fivespotYesterday passed in a sort of haze for me. I know I worked on things. I was busy all afternoon in front of the computer, but on what? I know some of it was transcribing a piece of music from Arbeau’s Orchesography. I got reminded of that just now, but…. what else? Oh, well…. Yeah, I’m running a temperature again.

Plant motif flower echinacea herbTempus and Hatch just left for Newport to pick up the brake pads that Tempus is going to try to put on his car today. After that Hatch has a 2nd interview in Portland. He may very well have this job! I’m going to be coughing and hopefully getting a trial run on making some fabric balls.

A picture from 3/3/15 by Ken Gagne of the Yaquina Bay Bridge.

030315 Ken Gagne Yaquina

motif plant flower dandelion herb

Dandelions, Taraxacum are today’s plant. The new leaves are a yummy addition to spring salads. The dried and ground roots make a coffee substitute and the flowers make an excellent wine. In our area don’t mistake hawkweed or cat’s paw for them, both are very not-good-for-the-tummy. True dandelions have no fur on the leaves which are deeply “toothed”, hence the name dant-de-lion, tooth of the lion. – Masculine, Jupiter Air, Hecate – Blow the seed head and the seeds left are the years left in your life. dandelionBlow the seed head 3 times and the number of seeds left are the hour. To send a message blow the seed head in the direction of the person and visualize your message. Bury a dried root by the corner of your house to bring favorable winds. Dried flower/leaves are used for energy, calling spirits  and health. More here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dandelion

feast 0324 Brittania 1910 pennyToday’s Feast is in honor of Brittania, the personification of the British Isles. She wasn’t worshiped as a goddess as far as anyone can prove, but she has become one over time, much as Marianne of France, or our personification of Liberty.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brittania

wheel of the yearThe shop is closed on Tuesday/Wednesday! Spring hours are 11am-6pm 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,


Dianas Bow 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 Tide Change on 4/4 at 5:06am. 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 3/24 at 2:36pm. 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 3/27 at 12:43am. 

Taurus aldebaranTuesday, March 24, 10 p.m. EDT – Aldebaran and the Moon – The First Quarter Moon passes close to the red giant star <<<< Aldebaran and the Hyades star cluster. The bright Pleiades star cluster is off to the right. The moon will pass in front of Aldebaran for observers in northern latitudes: Kazakhstan, Russia, northeastern Scandinavia, extreme northeastern China, northern Greenland, northwestern Canada, and Alaska.
Astro jupiterJupiter (magnitude –2.4, in Cancer) shines high in the southeast as the stars come out. It’s the brightest point of light on that side of the sky. It passes highest in the south around 10 p.m. daylight-saving time. In a telescope Jupiter is still 43 or 42 arcseconds wide. Don’t expect to see nearly the amount of detail with your eye that sophisticated video-frame stacking with a large amateur telescope can bring out!

Goddess Month of Columbina runs from 3/20 – 4/17
Celtic Tree Month of Fearn/Alder, Mar 18 – Apr 14
Rune Runic Month 06 Berkana BeorcRunic half-month of Berkana/ Beorc, 3/14-29 Half-month ruled by the goddess of the birch tree; a time of purification for rebirth and new beginnings. 

Sun in AriesSun in Aries
Moon in GeminiMoon in Taurus enters Gemini at 6:23am
Saturn (8/2/15), Jupiter (4/8/15) Retrograde
Color: Black

©2015 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright.


fearn alder Alnus-viridis-leavesCeltic Tree Month of Fearn/Alder, Mar 18 – Apr 14. Fern (FAIR-n) Alder – The common alder (Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertner) is common along lowland rivers, where it grows with aspens, poplars, and willows. Like willows, alders sprout from stumps. This allows them to regenerate after heavy flooding. In protect sites they may grow to 20 m (65 feet) tall. Their leaves are more blunt-tipped than most North American alders, which look more like the grey alder (A. incana (L.) Moench). This species is more common in the mountains of Europe, and is not restricted to moist soils. Like ashes, European alders are not widely cultivated in North American (they are often sold as black alders), but several native species are. Alder wood is said to resist rotting when it is wet, and was the wood of choice for pilings in many regions. Alders are members of the Birch family (Betulaceae).
Plant Tree Celtic Month FearnAlderFearn – Alder Ogam letter correspondences
Month: January
Color: Crimson
Class: Cheiftain
Letter: F, V
Meaning: Help in making choices; spiritual guidance and protection.
fearn silver fir ailim Abies_albaOgam letter correspondences to study this month – Ailim – Silver Fir
Month: None
Color: Light Blue
Class: Shrub
Letter: A
Meaning: Learning from past mistakes; Take care in choices.


Waves tide


Tides for Alsea Bay
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                                    Visible
Tu  24     High   3:50 AM     8.5   7:12 AM    Rise 10:05 AM      16
~    24      Low  10:34 AM    -0.3   7:33 PM
~    24     High   4:51 PM     6.9
~    24      Low  10:34 PM     2.0


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – I listen to my Inner Voice.


Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – Wiki – If you had a mind-reading ability but could only choose 3 people to read their minds, who would they be?



~  Most people work hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough not to quit. -George Carlin
~  The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace. – Kate Chopin
~  You know, one had as good be out of the world, as out of the fashion. – Colley Cibber (1671-1757) English actor, playwright
~  As I live and am a man, this is an unexaggerated tale – my dreams become the substances of my life. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) English writer

1. The Road Not Taken – Robert Frost (1874–1963). Mountain Interval. 1920.
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


Pentacle of ElementsMagick – Neopagans on Parade: (to the tune of Teddy Bear’s Picnic)

If you go to the grove today
You’re going to have a scare;
There’s people there wearing nothing at all.
With sparkle-ees in their hair,
They’re waving swords and dancing about
With everything they’ve got hanging out
But don’t flip out,
The Pagans are having a ga-a-athering!

They’ve set up a shop with crystals and rocks
And a tent where you can get laid.
They’ll tell you all the secrets they learned
From a “book that their Granny made.”
They’re draped in baubles down to their knees
Like Busby Berkeley refugees,
Oh help me please!
The Pagans are having a ga-a-athering!

Chorus: Neopagans on parade
Flapping their tits and
waving their dicks at everyone.
Here it’s easy to get laid,

Trying to come while beating a drum is so much fun!
Neopagans on parade,
Never amused
and gender-confused as they can be,

But you mustn’t be afraid,
No magic is ever made,
By NeoPagans on Parade!

They’ve got a new book
that tells how to hook
The deity of the day;
Atlantis is just the sort of place they hope
To go on their holiday.
Their heads are filled with morning cartoons,
They think that whales invented the runes,
What silly loons,
The Pagans are having a ga-a-athering!

You’ll think you’ve stepped
right into a land
Where everything is
Where nothing ever
happens on time
And nobody keeps their word.
The things they do you
cannot believe,
Your head will spin; your
stomach will heave;
You’ve got to leave:
The Pagans are having a ga-a-athering!



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