54F and gloomy this morning. There’s only a breath or two of wind, enough to stir the clematis, but the bamboo chime doesn’t even notice, much less the branches of the trees. The cloud layer is very close. There may even be one below us, since folks are talking about fog. The pollen count has dropped a little more, thank goodness.
We had a great day, yesterday. No one showed up for class, so we took the time to really get things put together and got down to the shop with gear in tow at 11. We offloaded and I started setting up and Tempus headed back to get some more things done. I had been up during the middle of the night putting the pies together. I *almost* had gotten enough sleep, but by the end of the day I was feeling it and slept 10 hours last night!
>>> Packaged herbs from Saturday >>>
The shop was busy for that couple of hours while he was working at the house. I was trying to keep setting up for the day and get a little done on sorting beads, but I was doing all of that while folks were in shopping! When Tempus got back to the shop I got the table and food set up. Marcus and Rowan got there not long after, Tempus took off with the pies for the Duckmeister’s and the rest of us sat down with projects. A couple from Corvallis that had been in and talked to Tempus came back for the feast, which was great, and the couple from Bend that we had specifically invited for the day got there around 5pm. We actually didn’t eat until nearly 6pm because the pies weren’t cooking the way they should have, but we had a great meal, a lot of fun and talked well into the evening. Wow, were Tempus and I tired! We left a lot of the dirty dishes and cleanup for today and were locking up at 11pm.
Tempus has headed for the shop. He’ll run back up for me when I’m actually put back together and ready for the day. We have to clean up from yesterday and I need to put things back the way they’re supposed to be in the workroom, then take a couple more pictures of what we got accomplished other than eating. 🙂
Solstice is coming!
The Magna Carta (Great Charter) was signed at the field of Runnymede on this day! The charter was the first document declaring that the king or queen had to abide by the laws of the land. Exactly 800 years ago, in June 1215, feudal barons gathered outside London to define and limit the powers of King John, forcing him to affix his royal seal to the charter. Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Carta and another interesting article here: http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/6-things-you-might-not-know-about-the-magna-carta?cmpid=Social_FBPAGE_HISTORY_20150615_192842250&linkId=14914901
Today’s plant, Lungwort (Pulmonaria) is one of the first perennials to bloom, (already blooming in my herb garden) with bright flowers and spotted leaves. Zones 4-8 More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lungwort …and there are lots of pix in Wikimedia Commons here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Pulmonaria – Feminine, Air, the Sylphs– It is a plant of helpful magick for breathing problems from COPD to asthma to TB to lung cancer….
Today is the anniversary in 1667 of the first successful blood transfusion, animal to human, although the allergic reactions would have killed the patients if the quantities had been larger. It wasn’t until 1902 and the discovery of human blood types that transfusions actually became worthwhile. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_transfusion#History …and more here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Baptiste_Denys
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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 6/16 at 7:05am. 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 6/16 at 7:05am.
Goddess Month of Rosea runs from 6/13 – 7/10
Celtic Tree Month of Duir/Oak, Jun 10 – Jul 7
Runic half-month of Dagaz/ Dag, 6/14-6/28. – Beneficial rune of light, health, prosperity and openings, signifying the high point of the day and the high point of the year when in light and warmth all things are possible.
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Celtic Tree Month of Duir/Oak, Jun 10 – Jul 7 – The oak of myth and legend is the common oak (Quercus robur L.). It is sometimes called the great oak, which is a translation of its Latin name (robur is the root of the English word “robust”). It grows with ash and beech in the lowland forests, and can reach a height of 150 feet and age of 800 years. Along with ashes, oaks were heavily logged throughout recent millennia, so that the remaining giant oaks in many parts of Europe are but a remnant of forests past. Like most other central and northern European trees, common oaks are deciduous, losing their leaves before Samhain and growing new leaves in the spring so that the trees are fully clothed by Bealltaine. Common oaks are occasionally cultivated in North America, as are the similar native white oak, valley oak, and Oregon oak. Oaks are members of the Beech family (Fagaceae). Curtis Clark
Duir – Oak Ogam letter correspondences
Color: Black and Dark Brown
Meaning: Security; Strength
to study this month – Eadha – White Poplar or Aspen Ogam letter correspondences
Color: Silver White
Meaning: Problems; Doubts; Fears.
Tides for Alsea Bay
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
~ /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
M 15 Low 6:36 AM -1.4 5:31 AM Rise 5:09 AM 3
~ 15 High 1:02 PM 6.4 9:02 PM Set 8:08 PM
~ 15 Low 6:24 PM 2.1
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Applaud others with abandon……forget to toot your own horn.
~ Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks. – Lin Yutang (1895-1976) Chinese writer
~ He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away. – Raymond Hull
~ One good thing about being wrong is the joy it brings to others. – Author Unknown
~ A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married. – H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) US writer
When April winds
Grew soft, the maple burst into a flush
Of scarlet flowers.
The tulip tree, high up,
Opened in airs of June her multiple
OF golden chalices to humming birds
And silken-wing’d insects of the sky. – William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) US poet and newspaper editor
Antheia – Arretophoria (Greece) Today’s Goddess:
Themes: Promises; Friendship; Trust; Honor; Community; Love; Relationships
Symbols: Gold-colored Items; Honey; Myrrh
About Antheia: Since 800 B.C.E. Antheia has been known as the Greek Goddess of marriage, companionship, and good council. These attributes manifested themselves in a triple Goddess figure who flowered, sought a mate, and reached perfection. Today we ask her to bless our rites by flowering within our souls so we too can obtain spiritual perfection.
To Do Today: In ancient Greece this festival of trust and friendship was held sometime between June and July. Each year, two maidens were given a special honey-laden diet and clothed in golden robes to take on a special trust. They delivered a package untouched to a secret place in a local temple, then spent the year in community service, never peeking inside the box. This sounds like a fun activity for couples or friends. Each person picks out a trust gift for the other and gives it to them to put in a special place, leaving it untouched for a year. The entire time the gift remains there unopened, Antheia will energize it and bless the people in that relationship, so don’t get tempted to peek. Believe me when I say it’s worth the wait. At the end of the year, don something gold, burn myrrh to create a sacred space in which Antheia dwells, and open the gifts, explaining the significance of the items. I guarantee it’s a present you’ll never forget.
)0( By Patricia Telesco~ >From “365 Goddess” and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast