Daily Stuff 4-28-15 Anzac Day

Hi, folks!

Raining and green and lovely! It’s 53F and the 20% chance of rain has been coming down steadily for hours.

This is today. I’ll write better tomorrow.

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lamprocapnos spectabilis bleeding heartToday’s Plant is Bleeding Heart, lamprocapnos spectabilis (which Cunningham has as dicentra spectabilis, an older designation). Other names are: old-fashioned bleeding-heart, Venus’s car, Lady in a bath, Dutchman’s trousers, or Lyre-flower, which all have various folklore attached. They’re native to Asia, but are common garden ornamentals and so suited to our climate that I assumed that they were native here! You see them all through the woods at this time of year. – Feminine, Venus, Water – Used in magick mostly as a divination. Crush the flower. If it “bleeds red” there is love. If it “bleeds white”, either love has died, or there is no hope of it. Be careful if you bring the live plant indoors because it can produce irritation and anger between people in the household. To forestall this push a silver bead or a dime (standing in for silver) into the soil, and say, “Lady of the Moon, give us peace, in your honor, and we honor you!”  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamprocapnos_spectabilis

feast 0428 CanberraSimpsonMemorial[Edited from Wikipedia] Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.” Originally 25 April every year was to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli during World War I. Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first campaign that led to major casualties for Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. After the First World War, returned soldiers sought the comradeship they felt in those quiet, peaceful moments before dawn. With symbolic links to the dawn landing at Gallipoli, a dawn stand-to or dawn ceremony became a common form of Anzac Day remembrance during the 1920s. With the coming of the Second World War, Anzac Day became a day on which to commemorate the lives of Australians and New Zealanders lost in that war as well and in subsequent years. The meaning of the day has been further broadened to include those killed in all the military operations in which the countries have been involved. One of the traditions of Anzac Day is the ‘gunfire breakfast’ (coffee with rum added) which occurs shortly after many dawn ceremonies, and recalls the ‘breakfast’ taken by many soldiers before facing battle. Later in the day, ex-servicemen and ex-servicewomen meet and join in marches through the major cities and many smaller centers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anzac_Day

Beltane PentacleThe 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,
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 5/3 at 8:42pm. 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 5/2 at 8:42am. 

Lyra astro constellation VegaBootes ArcturusLook very low in the northeast in twilight to catch the rising of <<< Vega, the “Summer Star.” By nightfall it’s up in better view. Once Vega wins clear of the thick low air, it shines as the equal of Arcturus >>>, the “Spring Star” high in the east.
Sidney_Hall_-_Urania's_Mirror_-_CancerAstro jupiterJupiter (magnitude –2.1, in Cancer) shines high in the south as the stars come out, and less high in the southwest after dark. It’s the second-brightest point of light in the sky after Venus. In a telescope, Jupiter has shrunk to 38 arcseconds wide.

Goddess Month of Maia runs from 4/18 – 5/15
Celtic Tree Month of Saille/Willow, Apr 15 – May 12
Rune Runic Month 08 Mannaz ManRunic half-month of Mannaz/ Man, April 14-28 A time when the archetypal reality of the human condition should be meditated upon. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, 1992 Runic half-month of Laguz/ Lagu, 4/29-5/13 Representing the flowing and mutable forces of water, Lagu symbolizes life, growth and waxing power of this time of year.

Sun in TaurusSun in Taurus
Moon in VirgoMoon in Virgo
Pluto (9/25/15) and Saturn (8/2/15) Retrograde
Color: Red

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©2015 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright.

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plant tree willow Celtic Tree Month Saille Salix_alba_Morton

Celtic Tree Month of Saille/Willow, Apr 15 – May 12 The Willow in the Tree alphabet stands for the female and lunar rhythms of life. She is water-seeking, thriving from preference on the damp margins of lakes and streams or across the low-lying water meadows. Water and the tidal movements of the sea are governed by the pull of the moon. The moon in its monthly rhythms is female, contrasting with the male sun’s daily and yearly turnings. In several ways, the Celts held women in higher regard than we do today. On the material level, women were property owners, and whoever controlled the property controlled the marriage. Women of all types and ages appeared in the Celtic pantheon, the spiritual strength and life-giving qualities given by both female and male recognized equally. There were colleges of Druidesses – learned women and teachers – respected equally for their gifts of see-ship, often expressed through dreams, or night visions.
Magical Associations: Romantic love, healing, protection, fertility, magic for women.
plant coast willow celtic tree month saille Salix_hookeriana_USFWSSaille – Willow Ogam letter correspondences
Month: February
Color: listed only as bright
Class: Peasant
Letter: S
Meaning: Gaining balance in your life
celtic tree month saille furze ohnto study this month – Ohn – Furze Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Yellow Gold
Class: Chieftain
Letter: O
Meaning: Information that could change your life

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Waves tide

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Tides for Alsea Bay
Tu  28      Low   3:45 AM     2.3   6:11 AM     Set  3:40 AM      67
~    28     High   9:23 AM     5.8   8:17 PM    Rise  3:14 PM
~    28      Low   3:49 PM     1.3
~    28     High  10:13 PM     6.6

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Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Gratitude is the doorway to increased blessings.

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Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – What is? – What is the greatest thrill you have ever had in your life? Retell your experience in as much detail as  possible.

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Quotes 

~  As we go through the day we find ourselves focusing on past experiences or future possibilities.  We are so involved in yesterday and tomorrow that we never even notice that today is slipping by. – Jim  Rohn
~  We go through the day rather than getting something from the day.  We are everywhere at any given moment in time except living in that moment in time. – Jim  Rohn
~  Life has to be lived. That’s all there is to it. – Eleanor Roosevelt
~  A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. – Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) US President (26)

Then the wild-boar, being so stout and so strong –
Wind well thy horn, good hunter;
Thrashed down the trees as he ramped him along,
To Sir Ryalas, the jovial hunter …

Then Sir Ryalas he drawed his broad-sword with might –
Wind well thy horn, good hunter;
And he fairly cut the boar’s head off quite,
For he was a jovial hunter. – Traditional ballad on the origin of the Chetwode Rhyne Toll

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floral div beltane

Beltane Magick – 

The Beltane Chasehttp://crystalforest3.homestead.com/beltane.html – Traditional

Ladies:
I shall go as a wren in spring
With sorrow and sighing on silent wing
And I shall go in our Lady’s name
Aye, till I come home again.

Men:
And we shall follow as falcons grey
And hunt thee cruelly as our prey
And we shall go in our Master’s name
Aye, to fetch thee home again.

Ladies:
Then I shall go as a mouse in May
In the fields by night and cellars by day
And I shall go in our Lady’s name
Aye, till I come home again.

Men:
But we shall follow as fat tom cats
And chase thee through the corn and vats
And we shall go in our Master’s name
Aye, to fetch thee home again.

Ladies:
Then I shall go as an Autumn hare
With sorrow and sighing and mickle care
And I shall go in our Lady’s name
Aye, till I come home again.

Men:
But we shall follow as swift grey hounds
And dog thy tracks by leaps and bounds
And we shall go in our Master’s name
Aye, to fetch thee home again.

Ladies:
Then I shall go as a Winter trout
With sorrow sighing and mickle doubt
And I shall go in our Lady’s name
Aye, till I come home again.

Men:
But we shall follow as otter’s swift
And snare thee faster thou can’st shift
And we shall go in our Master’s name
Aye, to fetch thee home again.

Ladies:
Aye, and I’ll come home again.

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motif Silliness SmilieSilliness – 10roadsigns

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