Class went well in the morning, although there was only the one youngster and he got there early enough that he was waiting by the door when we pulled up! He helped me get the wax melting for candles and we did a 1 hour on herbs and herb magic, then took the rest of his class time talking about self-work. Hatch got there for that part.
Project Day ended up being about candles and armor, although I got a bit done on the cut-out toys. We headed home at about 7pm and both collapsed, although I ate (thank you, Hatch!) before I went splat.
Today we’re going to put a sign in the window and stay home for a few hours and get ourselves sorted out. We’ll be down later. Watch the Facebook page or here for when we’re going to actually get there.
A Ken Gagne photo from back on 2/23/15 of the front of the Yachats Inn. Just like our weather yesterday.
Today’s Plant is False Lily of the Valley, Maianthemum dilatatum. It was eaten as a poverty food, and the berries won’t hurt you, but they aren’t particularly tasty, either. It was more used as a medicinal by the indigenous peoples, although modern medicine doesn’t substantiate the native uses. The leaves were eaten in spring as a purgative, leaves were made into poultices for scrapes and cuts and the roots were pounded to make a medicine for sore eyes. I don’t know of any magickal uses except against sterility. More here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maianthemum_dilatatum and here:http://academic.evergreen.edu/projects/gardens/longhouse/monographs/false_lillyofthevalley.htm
The feast of Salus, the personification of safety, health and welfare in the Roman Empire, was held on this date, which had also been the feast of Janus & Concordia. One of the most ancient of the Roman Goddesses, she gradually took on more the aspects of caring for one’s personal health and became associated with Hygeia and Asculapius.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salus
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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 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.
Watch Jupiter‘s satellite Europa emerge out of eclipse from Jupiter’s shadow around 11:01 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. With a telescope, watch for it to gradually glimmer into view a little off Jupiter’s celestial eastern (following) limb.
Mars (magnitude +1.4, less than 1% as bright as Venus) is gradually sinking farther down to the lower right of Venus in twilight. It’s 15° below Venus on March 27th and 18° below it by April 3rd.
Goddess Month of Columbina runs from 3/20 – 4/17
Celtic Tree Month of Fearn/Alder, Mar 18 – Apr 14
Runic 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
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Celtic 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).
Fearn – Alder Ogam letter correspondences
Letter: F, V
Meaning: Help in making choices; spiritual guidance and protection.
Ogam letter correspondences to study this month – Ailim – Silver Fir
Color: Light Blue
Meaning: Learning from past mistakes; Take care in choices.
Tides for Alsea Bay
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
~ /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
M 30 Low 4:12 AM 2.7 7:01 AM Set 4:38 AM 73
~ 30 High 9:57 AM 6.6 7:41 PM Rise 3:27 PM
~ 30 Low 4:41 PM 1.0
~ 30 High 11:05 PM 6.5
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – I like it………
~ An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it. – Jef Mallett
~ And I want to thank you for all the enjoyment you’ve taken out of it. – Julius “Groucho” Marx (1890-1977) US comic, actor
~ If time heals all wounds, how come belly buttons stay the same? – Sylvia McGuire
~ The amount of satisfaction you get from life depends largely on your own ingenuity, self-sufficiency, and resourcefulness. People who wait around for life to supply their satisfaction usually find boredom instead. – Dr. William Menninger
The Warrior is mindful of all the energy that surrounds the Warrior. The Warrior takes measured and responsible actions when using that energy. Minimal appearance for maximum content. Call the paradigm whatever speaks loudest to you what you will. If it all comes from the same source, it is our clumsy attempts at defining something that is beyond our physical understand that muddies up the issue. Call it what you will but be mindful of that energy and how it can help you. There are dark days ahead. – Kerr Cuhulain
Witches and psychics are everywhere. People may have been better at hiding their abilities in earlier days, but I believe there are just more sensitives around than there used to be. If you’re not an empath, why should you care about how those who experience your energy? And if you don’t get this stuff, how are you going to be able to change your energetic behavior?
You should care because some really wonderful people are empathic. They’re much more likely to befriend you, help you or date you if you learn some incredibly simple techniques for energetic housekeeping. All the complicated stuff in my article on psychic survival (elsewhere in this issue) — it has nothing to do with you. Your part is easy. Stay tuned.
Everyone, no matter how prosaic their approach to life, knows it can be overwhelming to live in this modern age. We are constantly surrounded by much more sensory input than ever before — ringing phones, rushing cars, blaring TVs and radios, spam, always someone else wanting something. Things that used to be simple are not — is it polite to hug someone hello, or are you going to get slapped with a harassment suit for “frontal contact”? Is that loud noise a signal to your reptilian brain to flee or fight, or just a backfire?
Now, just for a moment imagine having a whole other sense also bombarding you with input. Psychic people might be aware of echoes of past occurrences. Rather than just sensing what’s going on now, they might also be aware of highly charged places in the building. Looking into someone’s eyes, they see that person’s face morph into who they were in past lives. Try carrying on a normal conversation with this going on!
Or they could see auras: bright red and yellow streaks around people, colors associated with anger, grief, pain, or fear. Colors associated with every human urge, in all its glory. Seeing all of it, everywhere they look.
An empath would feel the emotions coming off the people around them. Just talking to someone who was nervous would put them on edge as well. Being in the same office or house with someone experiencing intense grief can have them in tears. Sometimes I have to tell people I live with not to touch me today — one person can’t keep her migraines to herself, no matter how she tries. Talking to someone, the empath can start feeling the physical ailments that the other person is suffering. Is it any wonder psychics get a reputation for being neurotic as hell? And antisocial to boot.
Of course you’re dying to know, “What can I do to keep the psychic volume down to a manageable level for my fellow human beings? How can I make sure my behavior doesn’t cross any of these lines I can’t see?” There are two main classes of people who can cause extra angst for psychically sensitive types. The two classes are people with an overly strong psychic presence, and psychic vampires. There is nothing intrinsically “wrong” with either. I simply provide information here that you must have in order to consciously tailor your energetic behavior to the setting in which you find yourself.
To determine if you’re the former, the first thing you want to take an inventory of is: How strong is your psychic presence? Some people instinctively keep their auras tucked close to their bodies and their energy to themselves. Without being aware of it, they behave in an energetically respectful way. Chances are, these people are pretty pleasant for most people to be around. Those of us with a stronger psychic presence need to be very aware of what we do with it. How can you tell?
Speaking metaphorically, are you a “big” person? When you walk into a room, do you make sure other people notice you? Do you regularly create situations where you’re the center of attention or in control? You might notice that people often take a step back from you in conversation. They find themselves overwhelmed by being too close to you. Or you might notice that you piss people off more than does, say, your sweet, crocheting Aunt Nellie. Do you find it’s almost too easy to get your own way?
One can have a big aura for a night or a lifetime. You might have just gotten a promotion at work, and your enthusiasm might be broadcasting itself everywhere. Healers who are regressing someone to bring their abuse issues to the surface may not thank you, even though “happy” feelings are flooding their work. If your kundalini is rising in uncontrollable bliss, that could be in direct conflict with someone trying to get his or her taxes done.
People with a large presence can wreak havoc for sensitives. A general note to remain aware of is: Am I keeping my strong emotions to myself? If you’re triggered, or angry, or jealous, or whatever, that’s yours. Please do stay with your emotions — it’s very important to sort through them for your own healing and growth. But is it an emotional process you’re having with yourself and only those who have offered to help? Or are you bleeding your drama over to those around you without their permission?
It’s hard for a sensitive to take direct action against this kind of psychic attack. Since the person flooding their energetic space hasn’t said anything and is probably 10 or 30 feet away, it’s difficult to discuss. Many psychic types second-guess themselves constantly, so they may not be sure their sudden discomfort and energetic confusion came from you. Even worse, such a psychic may feel the upset is his or her own fault, for not being skilled enough to shield properly. Either way, such big drama is upsetting to the delicate balance of someone else, someone whose delicately balanced energy is what drew you to them in the first place!
In a small town, farmers of the community had gotten together to discuss some important issues. About midway through the meeting, a wife of one of the farmers stood up and spoke her piece.
When she was done, one of the old farmers stood up and said, “What does she know about anything? I would like to ask her if she knows how many toes a pig has?”
Quick as a flash, the woman replied, “Take off your boots sir, and count them yourself!