Daily Stuff 6-25-15 Rainbow Flag

Hi, folks!

motif sunny bright weatherOne long finger of light poked through the trees to the northeast and through the study window and hit the bookshelf on the southeast wall of the study just as the sun came over the mountains. It’s 53F at the moment and quite still, supposed to get up into the upper 60’s today.

Plant motif snowball treeYesterday I got up on time, but played most of the morning. Well, I was sorting mail, but call things by their right names! It was mostly cartoons. 🙂 Tempus was running around doing small chores, too, but he headed over to Marius’ in the early afternoon to do some yardwork for them and some small repairs. By then I had all the newsletter windows open and was hard at work filling those in. By 2:15 I had the daily stuff filled in through 7/7 and then got the stuff filled in through 7/8 when things like the Tree Month change and so on…. I’m only filling in the jokes/magic, etc. through the 2nd, but I know how nuts next week is going to be!

Plant motif sorrel herbSo, I started working in the garden in between bouts of newsletter. It didn’t work very well, using the weed whacker because it doesn’t whack, it shreds… <sigh> But I kept at it. …until I started really hurting and folded up the stuff and came inside.

During the evening I read. No clue what Tempus was doing after he got back, but I went to sleep fairly early.

Plant motif StJohnsWort herbToday I’ve been up since 5am. Tempus is snoring for some reason. I tried to go back to bed a little while ago and didn’t drop off. <sigh> I’m going to try again in a bit. I’m going to need to harvest roses before heading for the shop this morning, probably honeysuckle, as well, and the lavendar is way overdue. Today we have headers to do and then Sewing.

Seriously cool articles about Pyrex! http://www.bonappetit.com/entertaining-style/pop-culture/article/pyrex-centennial?mbid=social_facebook and http://www.bonappetit.com/entertaining-style/trends-news/slideshow/retro-pyrex-slideshow/?slide=1

Kinda hafta read this one carefully. 🙂



Today’s feast is in honor of the day that the Gay Pride Rainbow Flag first flew in 1978. It has a history and the color order is that of the spectrum. It may have been used in he 60′s as a diversity symbol but this is the first one associated with a large Gay Pride day.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_flag_(LGBT_movement)

220px-Heracleum_lanatum_07269Today’s Plant is Cow parsnipHeracleum lanatum, or Indian CeleryGrowing in every damp place along the roads out here, this is easily confused with seacoast angelica, and other plants, and even dangerously with water hemlock, if you don’t look carefully, or dig it up to check the root. It’s a huge plant (over 6 feet tall) with leaves large enough to make a hat from! Local peoples used it as a poultice plant for bruises and sores. The young stems and leaf stalks can be peeled and 180px-Cow_parsnip_Heracleum_lanatum_budseaten in spring. The root makes a nice yellow dye. – Feminine, Water, Moon, Hathor – The flowers glow in the moonlight and I have used this as a plant of sacrifice to Bona Dea or the Great Mother in one of her many aspects as it is a symbol of the plenty of spring. More here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heracleum_lanatum

wheel of the yearThe 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 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 7/1 at 7:20pm.  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 6/30 at 7:20am. 

Astro Constellation Virgo SpicaLook for pale bluish << Spica below the Moon this evening. Four-star

<<< CorvusCC by Till Credner - Own work AlltheSky.com Licensed under CC BY-SA 3 0 via Wikimedia Commons - httpcommons.wikimediaorgwikiFileCorvusCCjpg#mediaFileCorvusCC.jpg

<<< CorvusCC by Till Credner – Own work AlltheSky.com Licensed under CC BY-SA 3 0 via Wikimedia Commons – httpcommons.wikimediaorgwikiFileCorvusCCjpg#mediaFileCorvusCC.jpg

Corvus >>> is much farther below them and perhaps a bit right.
Bootes ArcturusThe brightest star shining very high above the Moon is <<< Arcturus.
Astro SaturnSaturn (magnitude +0.2, above the head of Scorpius) is highest in the south soon after dark. About 12° lower left of Saturn twinkles fiery orange Antares, not quite as bright.

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 Libra
Chiron (11/27/15), Neptune (9/24/15), Ceres (9/14/15), Pluto (9/25/15) and Saturn (8/2/15) Retrograde
Color: Green


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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
Th  25      Low   2:16 AM     1.8   5:33 AM     Set  1:35 AM      53
~    25     High   7:50 AM     4.7   9:05 PM    Rise  2:43 PM
~    25      Low   1:43 PM     1.8
~    25     High   8:18 PM     6.7


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – In the mist of the morning, be thankful. Do the same in the afternoon. By the time evening falls you will realize you have been blessed all day long. When you lay your head down reflect upon those blessings. When you wake again feel the love that filled your heart over night.


Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – What is? – What’s your earliest holiday memory?



~  You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. – James Lane Allen
~  I did not have 3000 pairs of shoes, I had 1060. – Imelda Marcos
~  He hoped and prayed that there wasn’t an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn’t an afterlife. – Douglas Adams in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
~  Any technical problem can be overcome given enough time and money. – Lerman’s Law of Technology, Corollary: You are never given enough time or money.

What plant we in this apple tree?
Sweets for a hundred flowery springs
To load the May-wind’s restless wings,
When, from the orchard-row, he pours
Its fragrance through our open doors;
A world of blossoms for the bee,
Flowers for the sick girl’s silent room,
For the glad infant sprigs of bloom,
We plant with the apple tree. – William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) US poet and newspaper editor


Pentacle of ElementsMagick –


motif Silliness SmilieSilliness – Late Night Funny – Staples has agreed to buy Office Depot for $6 billion. The funny thing is they just popped in there to buy envelopes and then they just got carried away. Conan O’Brien

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