Daily Stuff 1-23-16 Hathor

Hi, folks!

Waves tide Minus Tide at 6:28 PM of -0.9 feet

part sun weather motif47F and it looks like we’re going into a stretch where we won’t have quite as much water coming down for a week or so. There was sun pouring in through the window for about 15 minutes and then suddenly it vanished.

bird chickadee 3Chickadees have been all over the seed ball this morning. The pic is from awhile back.

Yesterday was another long day for me. I hate being sick to the point where doing much is out of the question. I re-read some writing that I tried to do the day before and ended up hitting the delete button in disgust.

Tempus didn’t get home until past 8pm. He was busy at the shop, pulling out boxes to load into the car. He had some shoppers in and one set of folks setting up readings for Monday, when hopefully I’ll be back up to normal.

Another Ken Gagne photo from 1/7/15, Full Moon over Yachats bay before sunrise.

Ken Gagne 010715 Yachats Bay morning moon

200px-Claytonia_sibirica_EglintonToday’s Plant is Miner’s Lettuce, Claytonia perfoliata (aka winter purslane, or Indian lettuce). It’s a plant native to our area, growing and blooming in our soggy spring and drying out and dying back in the summer. I’ve seen in re-bloom in the fall. It’s a leaf vegetable that can be eaten raw or cooked like spinach. It’s really choice in salads and very high in vitamin C. It got the name because the Gold Rush miners ate it to prevent scurvy, since they really weren’t eating right. Like any lettuce or most of the salad greens it’s Feminine and Water, but as any high Vitamin C food, its planet correspondence is the Sun. – Sprinkling it inside the home brings happiness, so it’s good in floor washes or new home blessings. Carry it with you for luck and to protect from violence. Put it into sleep pillows or add to a dream catcher to keep away nightmares. I’ve actually slipped it between the mattress and sheets for this purpose. More here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miner%27s_lettuce More on the genus here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claytonia

Hathor.svgHathor is an Egyptian mother/death/sky goddess. She’s familiar to everyone as the cow-headed goddess whose symbol of cow horns as lunar crescents on either side of the disc of the sun/moon was worn by many other goddesses (and gods) in the pantheon. On her feast day offerings of cow’s milk are poured into the Nile. More here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hathor

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Love & Light,


Full Moon WaxingWaxing 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 1/23 at 5:46pm.  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 1/25 at 5:46am. Waning Moon MagickFrom 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 at the Tide Change on 2/8 at 6:39am.

Full Moon WaxingSaturday, January 23, 8:46 p.m. EST – Full Moon – Full Moon (exact at 8:46 p.m. ESTThe January Full Moon is known as the Wolf Moon or Old Moon. It rises around sunset and sets around sunrise; this is the only night in the month when the moon is in the sky all night long. The rest of the month, the moon spends at least some time in the daytime sky. Credit: Starry Night Software View full size image
astro Procyon Canis MinorAs the Moon climbs the eastern sky this evening, look for Pollux and Castor above it and Procyon to its right. It’s currently 4° south of the ecliptic; in a telescope, look for features on its northern limb casting extremely thin shadows even at the time of full Moon.
Astro SaturnSaturn reappears in the dawn sky in Ophiuchus.

Goddess Month of of Bridhe, runs from 1/23 – 2/19
Celtic Tree Month of Luis/Rowan, Jan 21-Feb 17, Luis (LWEESH)/rowan 
Rune Runic Month 02 Perth PeorthRunic half-month of Perdhro/ Peorth, 1/12-1/27. – Feast of Brewing, Druidic, Source: The Phoenix and Arabeth 1992 CalendarRunic half-month of Elhaz/Algiz, from 1/28-2/11. This half month: optimistic power, protection and sanctuary. 

Sun in AquariusSun in Aquarius
Moon in LeoMoon in Cancer enters Leo at 11:21am
Full Cold/Wolf Moon at 5:46pm
Jupiter (5/9), Mercury (1/25) Retrograde

Planting 1/21-23


©2016 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright.


Celtic Tree Month of Luis/Rowan, Jan 21-Feb 17, Luis (LWEESH)/rowan Celtic Tree Month Rowan berries, Luis– The rowan, or mountain ash (Sorbus aucuparia L.) is related to servceberries. The red berries were historically used to lure birds into traps, and the specific epithet aucuparia comes from words meaning “to catch a bird”. Birds are also responsible for dispersing the seeds. Rowans thrive in poor soils and colonize disturbed areas. In some parts of Europe they are most common around ancient settlements, either because of their weedy nature or because they were planted. Rowans flower in May. They grow to 15 m (50 feet) and are members of the Rose family (Rosaceae). They are cultivated in North America, especially in the northeast.
Celtic Tree Month Rowan Luis Rowan Sitka Sorbus_sitchensisLuis – Rowan Ogam letter correspondences
Month: December
Color: Grey and Red
Class: Peasant
Letter: L
Meaning: Controlling your life; Protection against control by others.
Plant Tree Apple Quert LuisQuert – Apple Ogam letter correspondences to study this month
Month: None
Color: Green
Class: Shrub
Letter: Q
Meaning: A choice must be made


Waves tide


Tides for Alsea Bay
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                                    Visible
Sa  23     High  12:15 AM     7.2   7:44 AM     Set  7:09 AM      98
23      Low   5:40 AM     2.7   5:13 PM    Rise  5:20 PM
23     High  11:31 AM     8.8
23      Low   6:28 PM    -0.9


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – I am ready right now to live in mastery. I gratefully receive the opportunity.


Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – Books – Write a brief summary of a book you have read recently. Then explain why you did or did not like it.



~  A man’s as old as he’s feeling. A woman as old as she looks. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) English writer
~  Human beings, we are told, carry within themselves a very great possibility, and corresponding to this possibility, a great obligation.- Dr. Jacob Needleman
~  The less I behave like Whistler’s mother the night before, the more I look like her the morning after. – Tallulah Bankhead
~  A person asked: “The permanent -what is it?” Joshu said: “That which is impermanent.” The person asked: “Why is the permanent impermanent?” Joshu said: “Life! Life!”

Dreamer, I
I dreamed a woman ran for president
a woman of experience,
a woman of intelligence,
a woman of conviction and
a woman of wit.

I dreamed my country would see her
as a leader, a healer, a listener and
a model to take our nation out of the
trash-heap of unprovoked wars, violation
of treaties and sanctioned torture.

I dreamed of universal health care for
all my brothers and sisters, for all
our children. I dreamed of peace
and peaceful relations with all nations.

I dreamed of an end to hunger here
and abroad. I dreamed of respect
for all peoples and for life and liberty.
I dreamed our soldiers could come home.

I dreamed of all the things a woman would do,
when in charge of a great nation, with
our vast resources.

But the dream, was only a dream.

Pundits and naysayers couldn’t be
drowned out by any amount of
good common sense.

It was a woman running for president.
And somehow that was a threat.
Fear, anxiety, misogyny, backlash.
Even my sisters didn’t show up for her.

Against a glib Johnny-come-lately,
she paled at the polls.
What was everyone afraid of?
That dreams can come true?

That the world can be a better place?
That a woman might run things
differently? The Johnny-come-lately
said it’s all about change. A woman
as president–that would be a change.

I dreamed a woman ran for president
a woman of experience,
a woman of intelligence,
a woman of conviction and
a woman of wit.

If this woman couldn’t win, what
woman could? – Written and Submitted by Jessica Sommar–June 4, 2008 jasommar@yahoo.com


triple Moon border divImbolc Magick – Recipes

Maiden Wakes Muffins – Adapted by Akasha Ap Emrys

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 Carrots, grated
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 green apple, peeled, cored, grated
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup almonds, sliced
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • vanilla

Soak raisins in hot water, in a covered bowl, for 30 minutes. Drain thoroughly. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large non-metal bowl, mix flour, soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in carrots, raisins, apple, and almonds. In a separate bowl, beat eggs, oil, and vanilla until well blended. Stir egg mixture in to the flour mixture until just wet. Grease muffin pan with a little butter or use cupcake/muffin cups. Divide the batter into the cups and bake for 20-22 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan. Makes 8 servings.

Irish Herb Scones – Source: Vera Gewanter, “A Passion for Vegetables” – from http://www.unc.edu/~reddeer/recipe/rec_mabon.html#herbscone

  • 1/2 pound Mealy potatoes
  • 4 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Tablespoons Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon Savory
  • 1/4 teaspoon Marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon Powdered sage
  • Oil for frying

Boil or bake the potatoes, then pass through a foodmill. Mix the flour, salt, oil & herbs with the potatoes. On a floured board, roll this dough to a thickness of about 1/4 inch. Cut into triangles 3 or 4 inches wide.

Fry in very hot oil on both sides until light golden.

Pasty Recipe Spell – Incense of the day: Sandalwood

Ancient people gathered as much food as possible so it would last them throughout the long winter months. Hearty food was often served in Celtic countries in the winter. This included oatmeal with butter and milk, soft cheeses, root vegetables, nuts and berries, bread, and dried or salted fish and meat. In later times, pasties or pastry pies were served. These consisted of baked dough toasted around a meat, fish, or vegetable filling. These were so popular that it was said the devil would not come to Cornwall for fear of being put into a pie! Here is a recipe for traditional pies to share at your winter rites and ceremonies. Combine one pound of flour with a half pound of butter, three eggs, and hot water. Roll out the dough on a board three times. Then cut it into six-inch circles, place the filling in the center of the circles, and fold them over to make a half moon shapes. Cook at 350 degrees until they are golden. By: Sharynne NicMhacha


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