Daily Stuff 3-28-15 Zlaty Amos

Hi, folks!

No Workshops today. I’m going to be at the shop, but only barely….. I don’t think I’m up to trying to teach.

weather Partly Sunny53F, just a touch of breeze and water droplet sparkles every time the sun breaks through. It looks like it’s going to be a pretty day.

Yesterday went pretty well for Tempus at the shop. Same old, same old for me. I’m going to try being at the shop today. There are boxes to unpack and hopefully I can actually managed to do something. We’ll see how it goes. I *am* a lot better, but….

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650px-Dianthus_caryophyllus_L_(Clove_pink)Today’s Plant is Gillyflower, Clove Pink, Carnation, all names that are used for, Dianthus caryophyllus. This plant has been hybridized to the point where the basic flower and the florist’s varieties (which are all that show up in the article….) don’t look a bit alike, although they keep the scent. These also make a yummy tea. Even a single flower in a cup of green tea is enough! There is a lot of symbolism to the flower, depending on which culture you’re in, although they generally are thought to mean love, fascination, and distinction. They were used particularly in crowns of victory in ancient Europe. – Masculine, Sun, Fire, 800px-Dianthus_caryophyllus_001Jupiter – All-purpose protection, in healing for strength and energy (so perfect for hospital bouquets!) and for healing of broken hearts, add red, rather than pink blossoms. White are occasionally used for the protection of children or those who travel. Dried petals make a great addition to sachets, potpourris or incense since they strengthen the properties of other plants and herbs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dianthus_caryophyllus

feast 0328 korunovaceZlaty Amos, the Czech Teachers Day, is held annually on the birthday of John Amos Comenius. Czech students nominate the teachers whose approach most motivates and inspires them to the competition Zlatý Ámos (Golden Amos). The coronation of “Golden Amos” (or the “teachers of the year” as we would say in the US) take place yearly on March 28, and yes, they really wear crowns! See more here (website in Czech, but there are pictures) :http://www.zlatyamos.cz/ and on Comenius here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Amos_Comenius

wheel of the yearThe shop opens at 11am! 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,
Anja

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Waxing Gibbous 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. 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 4/2 at 5:06pm. 

Astro jupiterNow the Moon has moved inside the triangle of Jupiter, Pollux, and Procyon.
Earth_Hour_60+_LogoTonight’s the night of International Earth Hour, when millions of people worldwide will turn off nonessential lights for one hour starting at 8:30 p.m. local time. This annual observance, “the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment,” began in Sydney, Australia, in 2007 and went global from there. The main purpose is to show public support for energy conservation and CO2 reduction, but raising awareness of light pollution and the needless overuse of outdoor lighting has become part of it. The International Year of Light 2015 is onboard this year, pushing for smarter use of lighting. Set your alarm. Some history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Hour
Astro mercuryMercury is hidden in the glare of the Sun.

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. Runic half-month of Ehwaz, 3/30-4/13 – Ehwaz, the horse; time of partnership between humans and Nature, as between rider and horse. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, p. 55  

Sun in AriesSun in Aries
Moon in CancerMoon in Cancer enters Leo at 10:48pm
Saturn (8/2/15), Jupiter (4/8/15) Retrograde
Color: Brown

Planting 3/27 & 28

©2015 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright.

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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.

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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
Sa  28      Low   1:51 AM     3.2   7:05 AM     Set  3:26 AM      55
~    28     High   7:42 AM     6.7   7:38 PM    Rise  1:33 PM
~    28      Low   2:48 PM     1.0
~    28     High   9:27 PM     6.0

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Affirmation/Thought for the Day – People don’t injure their eyesight by looking at the bright side of things!!

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Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – What is your ? – What is your greatest athletic achievement?

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Quotes 

~  Anyone who thinks they are too small to make a difference, has never been in bed with a mosquito. – Georg Grey
~  Part of being a champ is acting like a champ.  You have to learn how to win and not run away when you lose. – Nancy Kerrigan
~  Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears. – Rudyard Kipling
~  There will be a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning. – Louis L’Amour

The way I deal with arthritis is to keep moving.  As long as I can play hard tennis, as long as I can ski or ride a horse – all kinds of things can come your way. As long as you can, do it. People who retire die. My dad retired and died shortly after. Just keep moving. – 76 Year Old Actor Robert Redford

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Pentacle of ElementsMagick – 

I Ain’t Afraid – Words and music by Holly Near – Recorded on Edge

I ain’t afraid of your Yahweh
I ain’t afraid of your Allah
I ain’t afraid of your Jesus
I’m afraid of what you do in the name of your God

I ain’t afraid of your churches
I ain’t afraid of your temples
I ain’t afraid of your praying
I’m afraid of what you do in the name of your God

verse
Rise up to your higher power
Free up from fear, it will devour you
Watch out for the ego of the hour
The ones who say they know it
Are the ones who will impose it on you

I ain’t afraid of your Yahweh
I ain’t afraid of your Allah
I ain’t afraid of your Jesus
I’m afraid of what you do in the name of your God

I ain’t afraid of your churches
I ain’t afraid of your temples
I ain’t afraid of your praying
I’m afraid of what you do in the name of your God

verse
Rise up, and see /find/ know/ hear a higher story
Free up from the gods of war and glory
Watch out for the threats of purgatory
The spirit of the wind won’t make a killing off of sin and satan

I ain’t afraid of your Bible
I ain’t afraid of your Torah
I ain’t afraid of your Koran
Don’t let the letter of the law
Obscure the spirit of the your love–it’s killing us

I ain’t afraid of your Yahweh
I ain’t afraid of your Allah
I ain’t afraid of your Jesus
I’m afraid of what you do in the name of your God

I ain’t afraid of your churches
I ain’t afraid of your temples
I ain’t afraid of your praying
I’m afraid of what you do in the name of your God

Money
Culture
Choices
I’m afraid of what you do in the name of your God

Sunday
Spirt
Teachers
I’m afraid of what you do in the name of your God

Sabbath
Borders
Dances
I’m afraid of what you do in the name of your God double

Children
Music
Stories
I’m afraid of what you do in the name of your God

Rise up to your higher power
Free up
Rise up to your higher power
Free up
Let’s try to be highly evolved
I ain’t afraid. – Copyright 2000 Hereford Music (ASCAP) Use/Reprint by Permission Only.         

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motif Silliness SmilieSilliness – coffee fixes funny

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