Daily Stuff 6-1-15

Hi, folks!

Happy June! Waves tide Minus Tide at 6:45 AM of -0.7 feet.

weather RaincoatIt’s 56 and a bit drippy at times. Only about .02 inches since midnight, but drops are getting flung from the edges of the porch roof by the gusty breeze on a random basis. Interesting thunderstorms in the valley last night from the sound of it. People kept commenting on Facebook.

plant motif horse chestnut tree flowerYesterday was a very long day and I slept way more last night than usual! My morning started with Tempus standing over me with a cup of coffee and telling me it was already 9am! Oof…. So we scooted out the door 053115 Doll3and there was one of the Job Corps group already standing by the door. We had a good lesson and a discussion about grief.

plant motif hyacinth flowerAfter the bus came for her I got to work on some of the House Capuchin projects, tracing the wood cutout toys first and then getting back to work on my rag 053115 Hook&Eyedolls. Tempus headed up to the house to get some chores done there and then Marius showed up in a new truck!

plant motif iris flowerHe did a lovely job of hornswoggling me, too. When he pulled up, I was in back, so I didn’t see him get out of it, nor did I see the temporary tag when I came out because it 053115 Cutout6was out of sight behind the head rest. He kept complaining about the bastiche who parked in front of the shop and left the vehicle. 🙂 He finally ‘fessed up to it about an hour and a half later and we all trooped out to examine the new wheels. 🙂

plant motif immortelle flowerBy then Tempus was back and we had a nice, productive afternoon with both group and individual projects getting finished.

053115 Bowl1Today Tempus is at the shop. He headed down there an hour ago, already. I’m feeling not-so-hot, so I’m still home. I slept from 11pm to 5:30am and then from 6:15 to well past 10am, so I shouldn’t still be tired, but I’m having trouble getting moving. I’m going to get this done and catch up on things and then see how I feel.

A Ken Gagne pictures of a gold finch on 5/23/15. His comment was “Ouch!”

052315 Ken Gagne goldfinch ouch

225px-Bluete_in_AschenbecherToday is World No Tobacco Day, a day of abstinence from the products, intended to showcase the negatives of tobacco use. Ashtrays are often cleaned and filled with fresh flowers. In my case, although there usually aren’t any ashtrays around me, I add flowers to those that I see in honor of my beloved grandfather, who died of lung cancer from a pack-a-day habit.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_No_Tobacco_Day

yarrow 06-07-10Today’s Plant is Yarrow, Achillea millefolium. This plant is often called woundwort or nosebleed because of its clotting properties and is used for fevers and infections because it has salicylates (aspirin) in it. The young leaves can be eaten and it becomes and aid to vision-work. It’s easy to grow and makes a great companion plant. We have mostly the pacifica and californica varieties out here. – Feminine, Venus, Water. Exorcism – Wear to protect – hold in hand to stop fear – hang over bed for lasting love – carry for love and bring friends and contact with relatives. Flower – Feminine, Venus, Water – flowers made into tea for psychic power, or Exorcism, protection. Can be added to handfasting magicks. More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarrow

Litha PentacleThe shop opens at 11am! Summer hours are 11am-7pm Thursday through Monday. 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,


Full 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 6/2 at 9:19am. Full Moon – The day of the day before and day after the true Full Moon. “And better it be when the moon is full!”! Prime time for rituals for prophecy, for spells to come to fruition, infusing health and wholeness, etc. A good time for invoking deity. FRUITION Manifesting goals, nurturing, passion, healing, strength, power. Workings on this day are for protection, divination. “extra power”, job hunting, healing serious conditions Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams. God/dess Aspect: Mother/Abundance/Kingship – – Associated God/desses: Danu, Cerridwen, Gaia, Aphrodite, Isis, Jupiter, Amon-Ra. Phase ends on 6/3 at 9:19pm. 

Astro venus060115 astroVenus (almost) lines up with Pollux and Castor on Monday and Tuesday evenings, June 1st and 2nd. (The blue 10° scale is about the width of your fist at arm’s length.) Venus (magnitude –4.4, at the Gemini-Cancer border) is the brightest point in the west during and after twilight. It doesn’t set in the west-northwest until more than an hour after dark. In a telescope Venus is just about at dichotomy: “half-moon” phase.
Astro SaturnOn the other side of the sky, the almost-full Moon shines left (east) of Saturn, which is just past opposition. Watch through the night as the Moon draws farther away from Saturn. Although they look like neighbors, Saturn is actually 3,500 times more distant.
Astro Constellation SagittariusThe nova in the Sagittarius Teapot, more than two months old, continues to vary between about magnitude 4.5 and 6.6, though with a general downward trend. As of May 29th it was about 5.9. See article with charts and a link to an up-to-date light curve.

 Goddess Month of Hera runs from 5/16 – 6/12
Celtic Tree Month of Huath/Hawthorn, May 13 – Jun 9

Rune Runic Month 11 Odal Othila EthilaRunic Half-month of Othala/ Odal/Odel 5/29-6/13- The rune Odel signifies ancestral property, the homestead, and all those things that are “one’s own”…

Sun in GeminiSun in Gemini
Moon in SagittariusMoon in Scorpio enters Sagittarius at 11:39am
Mercury (6/11/15), Pluto (9/25/15) and Saturn (8/2/15) Retrograde
Color: Silver

Planting 5/30-6/1


©2015 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright.


Celtic Tree Month huath Hawthorn St_Mars oldCeltic 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 Celtic Tree Month Huath Hawthorn_fruitcommon 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
Plant motif Hawthorn Huath Celtic Tree MonthHuathe – Hawthorne Ogam letter correspondences
Month: April
Color: Purple
Class: Peasant
Letter: H
Meaning: Being held back for a period of time
Celtic Tree Month Huath Hawthorn heatherto study this month – Mistletoe 12-23 Celtic Tree Month huath motif-plant-tree-xmasUr – Heather and Mistletoe Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Purple
Class: Heather is Peasant; Mistletoe is Chieftain
Letter: U
Meaning: Healing and development on the spiritual level.


Waves tide


Tides for Alsea Bay
M    1      Low   6:45 AM    -0.7   5:35 AM     Set  5:13 AM      96
~     1     High   1:07 PM     6.2   8:54 PM    Rise  7:59 PM
~     1      Low   6:31 PM     2.3


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Fortune is found where grace meets effort. You’ve made the effort. Now appreciate the grace.


Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – Personal taste – Does it bother you to be around someone who has bad manners?



~  It’s hard for me to put into words why I like the beach so much. Everything about it is renewing for me, almost like therapy…Beach Therapy. – Amy Dykens
~  We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. – Jim Rohn
~  Spirit and Mind are the most important Magickal Weapons. – Kerr Cuhulain
~  Books alone are liberal and free: they give to all who ask; they emancipate all who serve them faithfully. – LA Main Library motto


It all seemed too big!
The noise and exhaust of traffic,
Crowds on the sidewalk
Horns honking, people talking.

The buildings loomed overhead
Some extra tall with lots of glass.
I’m transported back to the fifties,
Visiting Atlanta with my parents.

Shoe shopping with Aunt Margie,
Trying on Buster Brown shoes
In a Mary Jane style for church.
My favorite was a comic book shop,

It was on a corner with doors open
And had 3-D comic books!
Brenda Starr was one of my favorites
But I wanted to buy them all.

Everything was loud and large there
And I was only in second grade.
It was a big adventure for me…
(We lived in a very small town).

The streets were narrow
With lots of impatient drivers
And new scents, crowded shops;
But I was safe with loved ones. – © Copyright 9/30/2008, by Beth Clare Johnson, (Mystic Amazon)


Heron Bar Litha 2013Litha Magick – June

June’s energies are focused on socialization and activity.  It is a capricious month, filled with young love, romance, and the companionship of good friends.  Any magic aimed at enhancing one’s relationships, communication skills, and the personal energy level necessary for maintaining both will be augmented by working during this month.

June Moon Names: Mead Moon, Moon of Horses, Lovers’ Moon, Strong Sun Moon, Honey Moon, Aerra Litha (Before Litha), Brachmanoth (Break Month), StrawberryMoon, Rose Moon, Moon of Making Fat. The original Roman name for this month was Junonious, after the Great Mother Goddess Juno; her counterpart among the Greeks was Hera. The Summer Solstice has been and still is important to many religions and cultures around the   world. Not only was it sacred to goddesses of fertility, marriage, and love, but it was considered to be a time when faeries, elves, and many other supernatural beings were abroad
in great numbers.

Celtic: Festival of the Oak Nymph – celebrated to honor all hamadryads (female natures spirits who inhabit oak trees).

Ancient Egyptian: Ma’at and Ra go forth in secret.

Rome: This day is sacred to Juno Moneta, Juno the Warner, the aspect of Juno who warns of impending disasters. Also: the festival of Carna, honoring the Roman Goddess of Doors and Locks. Carna was patron of security and physical safety of the home and family. Doors and windows were repaired on this day, and rituals performed to repel thieves.

June Hallmark Holidays:

June is National Burglary Prevention Month
June is Dairy Month (more on this later)
June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
June is Children’s Awareness Month
June is National Rose Month
June is National Frozen Yogurt Month
June is National Candy Month
June is Turkey Lovers’ Month
International Volunteer Week – June 1-7


motif Silliness SmilieSilliness – Pregnant

During a test I was administering, I noticed that one of my married students, who was quite pregnant, kept rubbing her side. After class, before she left, I asked her, “Are you okay?” I noticed you were holding onto your side.”

“Oh, I’m fine,” she answered. “It’s just that my baby was pushing his foot up and down my ribs, and it hurt a little.”

“Well, that’s good,” I said, feeling relieved.

“Yeah,” she continued. “It’s strange. He normally sleeps during your class.”

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