It’s overcast again, but not drippy today. It’s 51F and very still.
Yesterday was fairly quiet at the shop. We only had a few customers in, but it looked nasty until mid-afternoon so that’s not surprising. I spent a lot of the day doing first herb stuff and then sewing, and then Brandon and Nick arrived late in the afternoon, so we did their pre-nup work. Tempus was home working on the kitchen. My biggest problem was that a migraine started up mid-afternoon and I had to work around it for the rest of the day. Tempus made some really delicious hamburgers for supper and we turned in.
The youngsters were apparently up after Tempus took off on his paper route and when he got back at 7:30 were just back from the emergency room. Nick was in pain and isn’t well for some reason. Tempus is back, tucked up and snoring for a bit until he has to get me down to the shop.
Today we’re supposed to have the Wicca 101 class at 9:30, but the kids haven’t shown up for 2 weeks, now, so I’ll probably got work in the back until it’s time to open. The House Capuchin Project Day starts at noon and then potluck at 2pm or so, which means funny costumers running in and out!
This is kinda neat….
Today’s plant is Shore Pine, Pinus contorta, var. contorta. It’s a tough tree well suited to stand up to the coastal winds. More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinus_contorta More on the coastal ecology here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Coast#Terrestrial_ecology Pine’s magick is: Male, Mars, Air – Healing, fertility, protection, money, burn to cleanse a house, changing negative energy to positive, or use boughs for purification baths/sweats.
Today’s Feast is that of Dea Dia, a fertility goddess of Rome, whose worship was so old, even then, that the Carmen Arvale, Her sacred chant, wasn’t understood! She was probably an aspect of Ceres, in some way. Her priests were the Fratres Arvales (Brothers of the Fields) who were from Patrician families (traditionally the emperor was one) who were responsible for the worship of the “closer in” guardian deities of flocks, fields, home and ancestors. More on the priests here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fratres_Arvales on the Lares here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lares and on the chant here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmen_Arvale
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Love & Light,
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 on 5/17 at 9:13pm. Dark of the Moon, End of the cycle – In the time leading up to the “New Moon” you may do banishings and other baneful magicks and healings that require blasting a disease away, as well as using the time for introspection and self-work. Do scrying, now. Good for reversing circumstances God/dess Aspect: The One Beyond, the Watchers in the Dark, psychopomps. – Associated God/desses: Hecate, Kali, Arianhrod, Anja, Kore in the Underworld, Ereshkigal who was Inanna, Set/Seth, Hades, Osiris. Phase ends at the Tide Change on 5/17 at 9:13pm. New Moon – The beginning of a new cycle. Keywords for the New phase are: beginning, birth, emergence, projection, clarity. It is the time in a cycle that you are stimulated to take a new action. During this phase the new cycle is being seeded by your vision, inner and outer. Engage in physical activity. Spend time alone. VISUALIZE your goals for the 29.6-day cycle ahead. The new moon is for starting new ventures, new beginnings. Also love and romance, health or job hunting. God/dess aspect: Infancy, the Cosmic Egg, Eyes-Wide-Open – Associated God/dess: Inanna who was Ereshkigal. Phase ends on 5/19 at 9:13am. 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 6/2 at 9:19am/
<<< Arcturus dominates the high southeast during evening. Three fists at arm’s length to its lower right is Spica >>>> , less bright. Half that distance to the right or lower right of Spica is Corvus, the springtime Crow. Its four brightest stars form a sail shape.
Venus (magnitude –4.3, in Gemini under Castor and Pollux) glares strikingly bright in the west during and after twilight. It doesn’t set in the west-northwest until almost two hours after dark. In a telescope Venus is still very slightly gibbous; it’s is approaching dichotomy (“half-moon” phase).
Goddess Month of Hera runs from 5/16 – 6/12
Celtic Tree Month of Huath/Hawthorn, May 13 – Jun 9
Runic half-month of Inguz/Ing, 5/14-5/28 – Male consort of Nerthus, the Earth Mother, Ing is god of the hearth. This time of year expresses potential for abundant growth. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, p. 70.
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Celtic Tree Month of Huath/Hawthorn, May 13 – Jun 9 – I am fair among flowers – Color: Purple – Class: Peasant – Letter: H – Meaning: Being held back for a period of time – Hawthorn – Like willows, hawthorns have many species in Europe, and they are not always easy to tell apart. All are thorny shrubs in the Rose family (Rosaceae), and most have whitish or pinkish flowers. The common hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna Jacq.) and midland hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata (Poiret) DC.) are both widespread. They are common in abandoned fields and along the edges of forests. Both are cultivated in North America, as are several native and Asiatic hawthorns. Curtis Clark
Huathe – Hawthorne Ogam letter correspondences
Meaning: Being held back for a period of time
to study this month – Ur – Heather and Mistletoe Ogam letter correspondences
Class: Heather is Peasant; Mistletoe is Chieftain
Meaning: Healing and development on the spiritual level.
Tides for Alsea Bay
Su 17 Low 6:48 AM -1.3 5:47 AM Rise 5:46 AM 2
~ 17 High 1:07 PM 7.0 8:39 PM Set 8:17 PM
~ 17 Low 6:44 PM 1.5
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Listen to your dreams and let them guide you.
~ Mistakes……call them unexpected learning experiences. – Richard Bach
~ Mikey’s Thot for the Day: A loser is a window washer on the 44th floor who steps back to admire his work.
~ The man who is rows the boat usually doesn’t have time to rock it. – Unknown
~ Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks. – Waqar Ahmed
Under the wide and starry sky,
dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
and I lay me down with a will.
This be the verse you grave for me:
Here he lies where he longed to be;
Home is the sailor home from the sea,
and the hunter home from the hill. – Robert Louis Stevenson; Underwoods (1887) ‘Requiem’ (the final sentence was used on Stevenson’s gravestone)
Hal-an-Tow, jolly rumbal-o
We were up long before the day-o
To welcome in the summer time
To welcome in the may-o
Summer is a comin in
And winter’s gone away-o
Take no scorn to wear the horn
It was the crest when you were born
Your father’s father wore it too
And your father wore it to (Chorus…)
Oh Robin Hood and Little John
They both gone to the Fair-o
And we shall to the merry green wood
To hunt the buck and hare-o (Chorus…)
What happened to the Spaniards
That made so great a boast-o
That they shall eat the goose feather
Well we shall eat the roast-o (Chorus…)
The lord and lady bless you
With all their power and might-o
And send their peace upon us
And bring peace by day and night-o (Chorus…)
Silliness – Late Night Funny – A tell-all book by David Axelrod, one of President Obama’s former strategists, reveals that Obama chose Joe Biden as his VP because of his energy and enthusiasm. You know, the qualities you look for in someone whose main job is traveling to state funerals. – Jimmy Fallon