Daily Stuff 6-22-15 Belarus

Hi, folks!

weather cloud60F and not likely to get a lot warmer. It’s solidly overcast and no rain in the forecast for days…. It’s dim and green and cool and the breezes are even a little lazy this morning. I’m working on my hot cereal and trying to get my eyes open.

062015 Honeysuckle

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Yesterday started early and felt like it ran really long. It didn’t. We got to the shop at about 9:30, but no youngsters. Tempus was puttering, so I went into the back and slept for about 1 1/2 hours. When I came out, he headed back there and slept until past 4pm! We were busy, mid-day, but then everything got quiet later. We mostly did cleaning and picking up chores, but I made several sets of 062015 Oreganoearrings and finished the pendulums that I had set aside. Both of us did some little bits on the various projects that House Capuchin has going. I have to do more pictures of those this morning.

>>>>>>>>>>> Oregano >>>>>>>>>>>

Dang, there are already wildfires near Prineville and Sisters…. for anybody going camping, this is for Tillamook and Clatsop counties, but it’s going to be a dry year! http://koin.com/2015/06/19/smoking-limited-no-off-roading-in-state-forests/ 062015 PlantainOil15 There are already wildfires near Sisters and Prineville and it’s only going to get worse.

<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Plantain-infused oil <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

I spent awhile in the evening working on pictures. I have over 400 from Saturday, so it’s going to be a bit before I can get ’em all whomped through.

Today Tempus has some errands to run and I’ve got some toys to make, mostly sewing to do. I’ll be working on the other retinue bag, balls and gnomes.


200px-BrestFortress7Today’s feast is from Belarus, in remembrance of the victims of the Great Patriotic War (WWII). “In solemn remembrance of all the victims of the Second World War, and in commemoration of the heroic last stand of Brest Fortress in 1941, on the very country and city (Brest) in which the Eastern Front began.” It is much like the US Memorial day in the remembrances, but without the picnics. Here’s a bit about the war and the Eastern Front.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Patriotic_War

Plant flower buttercupToday’s Plant is the Buttercup that flourishes in my area in two types, Ranunculus bulbosus (sometimes called. St Anthony’s Turnip)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranunculus_bulbosus and Ranunculus repens , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranunculus_repens (called creeping buttercup or crowfoot) which is the variety in my garden. These are non-native plants and invasive, but not usually worried about too much, since they usually grow in grasslands and very poor soil, not suited for agriculture. Although the fresh plant is poisonous, the sap being used as a blistering agent for gout and rheumatism, the dried plant is safe for consumption. Tinctures of this plant have been used on shingles andmotif plant buttercup3color infusions for “soremouth”. – Masculine, Mercury(Uranus), Fire – These are used in spells for tenacity & stubbornness, both to create and cure, and as a plant of fertility, possibly being the plant that the Flora gave Juno to use to get pregnant with Mars. Carry in sachets (dried flowers only) for fertility or the dried leaves for tenacity. This is also used for harmony and for Sight (and called Frog’s Foot) Use buttercup flower petals in magickal potpourris for spells regarding: divination, energy, innocence, prosperity, youth. Solar spells: Use buttercup in solar spells involving energy and prosperity.

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,


Waxing Crescent 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 7/1 at 7:20pm. Waxing Crescent phase – Keywords for the Crescent phase are: expansion, growth, struggle, opportunity. It is the time in a cycle that you gather the wisdom learned in the new phase and communicate your intention to move forward. Light a candle. Write or read an affirmation. LISTEN & ABSORB. Commit to your goal. God/dess aspect: Maiden/Youth, energy and enthusiasm – Associated God/dess: Artemis & Apollo, Mayet/Djehuti, Freya/Frey. Phase ends at the Quarter on 6/24 at 4:03am. 

062215 JupiterAstro jupiterDamian Peach assembled this complete map of Jupiter from images he took in March 2015. Click here for full-size version. North is up. Among other notable features are Red Spot Junior (Oval BA) to the lower right of the Great Red Spot, Astro Scorpio Constellation Antareseleven white ovals all at the same latitude just a bit farther south in the South Temperate Belt, and the strikingly dark red, but transient, barge in the broken North Temperate Belt. Here’s a rotating Jupiter globe that Peach made from this map.
Astro SaturnSaturn is the brightest point glowing in the south these evenings. The stars of upper Scorpius >>>> glitter below and lower left of it.

Goddess Month of Rosea runs from 6/13 – 7/10
Celtic Tree Month of Duir/Oak, Jun 10 – Jul 7
Rune Runic Month 12 DaguzRunic 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.

Sun in CancerSun in Cancer
Moon in VirgoMoon in Virgo
Neptune (9/24/15), Ceres (9/14/15), Pluto (9/25/15) and Saturn (8/2/15) Retrograde
Color: White


©2015 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright.


motif,tree celtic duir oregon white oak garryCeltic 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 meduir oak Quercus_roburmbers of the Beech family (Fagaceae). Curtis Clark
Duir – Oak Ogam letter correspondences
Month: May
Color: Black and Dark Brown
Class: Chieftain
Letter: D
Meaning: Security; Strength
duir celtic tree month Snowbowlaspensto study this month – Eadha – White Poplar or Aspen Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Silver White
Class: Shrub
Letter: E
Meaning: Problems; Doubts; Fears.


Waves tide


Tides for Alsea Bay
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                                    Visible
M   22     High   4:40 AM     6.0   5:32 AM     Set 12:13 AM      26
~    22      Low  11:22 AM     0.3   9:04 PM    Rise 11:49 AM
~    22     High   6:04 PM     6.4


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.


Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – What do you think? – What do you think courage means?



~  Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away. – Arthur Helps
~  Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. – Regina Brett
~  They understand but a little who understand only what can be explained. – H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) US writer
~  Legend remains victorious in spite of history. – Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) French actor

There are three central values in life – the experiential, that which happens to us; the creative, that which we bring into existence; and the attitudinal, our response in difficult circumstances. The highest of these is attitudinal. In other words, what matters most is how we respond to what we experience in life. – Be Proactive


Pentacle of ElementsMagick – Crafts

Love Knot

Items needed:

  • two pieces of twisted rope approx. 3 feet long
  • 6 inches of twine
  • hot glue and hot glue gun
  • small piece of twist paper
  • small dried flower sprig


  1. Hold the two pieces of rope , ends equal.
  2. Fold in half and lay on table with the loop at the top.
  3. Loop the right ropes to the right, left ropes to the left, and bring the ropes together in the center, the ends of the rope falling to the bottom.
  4. Secure ropes in this position with hot glue.
  5. Thread the twine from the back of the love knot through the wide loops and tie in the center.
  6. Unravel a 8 inch section of twist paper. Fold the ends to meet in the center, and press flat. Gather the center.
  7. Tie the ends of the twine over the center of the bow. Hot glue in place.
  8. Insert flower sprig at the top and hot glue in place.

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Kitchen Wreath – You will need a wire ring in desired size, florist’s wire, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, assorted sprigs of kitchen herbs (rosemary, thyme, sage, parsley, lavender, lemon balm, and mint), wire cutters, and ribbon. Gather together three or four sprigs of the same herb, then wind a short length of wire around the stems to secure them. Place the bunch on the ring. Secure another bunch of herbs in the same fashion, place them close to the initial sprigs, then wrap the wire end around the ring. Continue in this fashion until the entire ring is covered. Use small bunches of cinnamon sticks to cover any bare spots, then finish with a ribbon bow. Note: for better flexibility and working ease, soak dried herb sprigs in cold water for one hour before you begin.

Herbal Energy Sachets – You will need 4 inch squares in assorted colors and patterns, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, ginger, and 1/4 inch ribbon. In a small bowl, mix the spices until you are pleased with the scent. Place one heaping tablespoon of the mixture in the center of each fabric square. Gather the corners together and secure with a piece of ribbon. Charge the sachet with love and energy while visualizig the person you will be giving it to. – http://paganwiccan.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=paganwiccan&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dreamcatcher.net%2Fmoonwise%2Fcrafts.html


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