Minus Tide at 7:37 PM of -0.1 feet.
The weather was definitely in the “interesting” category, yesterday. Tempus staggered and almost fell when it hit him at one point when he was out paying bills, he told me. It made the house hum several times, once for over a minute, and it doesn’t do that until the wind speeds hit over 50mph!
The wind’s calmed down this morning. The alder is mostly still, when yesterday it thrashed. 51F, partly cloudy with maybe occasional rain.
Despite yesterday’s wind, the small birds that were hiding in the clematis were going for the seed ball in the lulls. One tried when the wind was really blowing and made me laugh. He was flapping mightily and streeeeeettttttching for the seed ball, but couldn’t make it and finally gave up and headed downward to the porch floor.
I packed a lot of boxes yesterday. I’m starting to see holes in places! Between packing I set up newsletters and also set up an event for during the summer. There’s a spot up near Tillamook where you can harvest arnica, so a couple of us have set up a harvest day and a picnic for July 10. The shop will be open, but it’ll be just Tempus that day. Anyone can join us, but it’s a hairy drive in the last part and only 4WD vehicles can usually make it. We’re going to meet up and carpool the last bit.
Today we’ll be at the shop. More inventory…. Sewing is from 3-6pm this afternoon. I have a bunch of caps to finish.
Sage, Salvia Officinalis, sometimes called true sage, or culinary sage, is a plant that has been used in cookery, magick and medicine for many thousands of years. It is one of the ingredients in Four Thieves Vinegar. The blossoms make a delicious tea. – Masculine, Jupiter, Air– In purple cloth, brings wisdom. Worn in an amulet sewn into a horn shape protects against the evil eye. Used as a wash, or sniffed, enhances youthful mindset and appearance. Eat sage in May for long life. Carry to promote wisdom. Write a wish on a sage leaf and sleep on it. If you dream of it, it will happen, else bury the leaf in the ground. More here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_officinalis
Tibetan Uprising Day – This is the anniversary of the uprising of Tibet against China in 1959. The uprising failed and the Dalai Lama had to flee and has lived in exile since. Tibet is not free, and China has been pretty cruel. More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibetan_Uprising_Day and on the Dalai Lama here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalai_Lama
The shop opens at 11am! Spring hours are 11am-6pm Thursday through Monday, although the time that we’re there is drifting later with the longer days. Need something off hours? Give us a call at 541-563-7154 or Facebook or email at firstname.lastname@example.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,
Today’s Astro & Calendar
Waxing 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 3/23 at 5:01am. Diana’s Bow – On the 3rd day after the new moon you can (weather permitting) see the tiny crescent in the sky, the New Moon holding the Old Moon in her arms. Begin on your goals for the next month. A good time for job interviews or starting a project. Take a concrete step! God/dess aspect: Daughter/Son/Innocence – Associated God/dess: Vesta, Horus. Phase ends on 3/13 at 5:54am.
Sirius now blazes due south on the meridian just as twilight fades away into night. Sirius is the bottom star of the equilateral Winter Triangle. The triangle’s other two stars are orange Betelgeuse to Sirius’s upper right (Orion’s shoulder) and Procyon to Sirius’s upper left.
Jupiter (magnitude –2.5, by the hind foot of Leo) is at opposition on March 8th. It shines low in the east as twilight fades, highest in the south around midnight, and sets in the west around sunrise. See our telescopic guide to Jupiter and the doings of its four big moons in the March Sky & Telescope, page 48.
Goddess Month of of Moura, runs from 2/20-3/19
Celtic Tree Month of Nuin/Nion/Ash, Feb 18 – Mar 17, Nion (NEE-uhn)
Runic half-month of Teiwaz/Tyr, 2/27-3/13 This is a time of positive regulation, sacrifice and hard work in order to progress. Runic half-month of Berkana/ Beorc, 3/14-29 Half-month ruled by the goddess of the birch tree; a time of purification for rebirth and new beginnings.
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Celtic Tree Month of Nuin/Nion/Ash, Feb 18 – Mar 17, Nion (NEE-uhn), ash – the common ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) is a major tree of lowland forests in much of Europe, along with oaks and beeches. It grows to 40 m (130 feet) in open sites, with a broad crown reminiscent of American elm trees. Ash was and still is an important timber tree, and is a traditional material for the handle of a besom. The common ash is occasionally cultivated in North America, and similar native ash species are widely grown as street trees. Ashes are members of the Olive family (Oleaceae).
Nuin – Ash Ogam letter correspondences
Color: Glass Green
Meaning: Locked into a chain of events; Feeling bound.
Ogam letter correspondences to study this month Oir – Spindle Ogam letter correspondences
Letter: TH, OI
Meaning: Finish obligations and tasks or your life cannot move forward.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
~ /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
Th 10 High 1:08 AM 8.5 6:36 AM Rise 7:38 AM 0
~ 10 Low 7:20 AM 0.2 6:17 PM Set 8:41 PM
~ 10 High 1:21 PM 8.4
~ 10 Low 7:37 PM -0.1
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – In the Name of the All-Mother: I will be mentor or friend to someone in need today.
~ It’s not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity. – Francis Bacon, Sr.
~ Enlightenment is a decision that now you are not interested in creating problems, that’s all. – Meditation = Solution
~ A man’s reach should exceed his grasp. – Robert Browning.
~ Show me a man who is a good loser and I’ll show you a man who is playing golf with his boss. – Jim Murray
Needing to be
From any store.
To lift something
You already had
And set it down in
A new place.
What does that do to
The old blood moving through
Its channels? – ~ Naomi Shihab Nye ~ You & Yours)
Ostara Magick – Crafts
Delicate and dainty doily baskets are perfect for displaying a collection of beautifully decorated eggs on a table, mantel or anywhere you please. You may want to work on your baskets first, so they’re ready and waiting when your eggs are complete.
Gather Your Materials: Use just three simple items to create your baskets: stitched fabric doilies, fabric stiffener (both available at fabric and craft stores) and a bowl to shape your basket. Use a bowl that’s just a bit smaller than your doily. Print and take our handy Materials List with you when you’re shopping for items.
Step 1: Soak the doilies in a bowl of fabric stiffener until lightly saturated.
Step 2: Line the bowl you want to shape your doily around with plastic wrap (either inside or outside is fine). Place the doily over the bottom or around the inside of the bowl to create your desired basket shape. As you smooth out and shape the doily, try to push out excess stiffener.
Step 3: Allow the doily to dry completely (approximately 2 hours), and then carefully peel away from the bowl.
Tip: You can personalize and decorate your baskets further after they’re dry by threading ribbon through the holes around the top edge of the doily. Try thin silk ribbon in spring pastels like yellow, pink and green.
Tip: Create a soft, colorful nest for your eggs inside the doily basket by shredding extra decorative paper and crumpling together.
Lay the leaves of herbs like cilantro or mint against your egg, then wrap the egg in pantyhose to keep the leaves in place. Dip in dye, allow to dry, and reveal your nature-inspired creation. For rustic character, add speckling.