Daily Stuff 4-25-16 Robigalia

Hi, folks!

Waves tide Last minus Tide of the cycle at 9:28 AM of -0.2 feet.

Rose of the Sea Logo 2013Open Circle for Beltane! Friday 4/29. Meet at Ancient Light at 7pm and we’ll carpool to the Sabbat site!

part sun weather motifIt’s brightly sunny at the moment, although the sun dims when a cloud whips across and there’s a lot of high stuff. It’s 53F and the wind gusts are getting into the teens. After the driving rain in the middle of the night everything was damp and fresh this morning and there’s almost no chance of any for the rest of today.

042416 Spoon9Yesterday went fairly quickly. We were busy all day. There were a few customers, but mostly I was working on pictures early on and then finished a couple of spoons and did a little sewing. Tempus finished up a couple of needlecases and then headed up to the house. He brought a couple of shelf units down (among other things) that we’re going to have to shift into place today.

041816 AzaleaI spent awhile this morning tending plants and then harvesting lichens that came down in the rain last night. Today we have to move those shelf units and then I’m going to try to clean off the work table so we can use it again. As soon as that’s done, Tempus is going to head up to the house to start running back and forth with boxes from house to here, to double-check which are to go where and then run some to storage.

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motif,tree celtic duir oregon white oak garryToday’s Plant is Oregon White Oak, Quercus garryana, also called Garry oak, or just Oregon oak. It doesn’t grow well out here on the coast, although supposedly there are some specimens. I’ve never seen one out here, but they’re *all* over the Willamette Valley, many of them hosting our local mistletoe, Phoradendron flavescens. This is the same relation of tree and herb that gave rise to the legends of the Golden Bough in Europe, although these are *far* different species. – Masculine, Sun ,Fire, Dagda, (Jupiter, Thor, Pan) – Use in magicks for protection, money, potency, fertility – Burn the bark to draw off illness, carry and piece of the for luck and protection, acorns are used to tip male power wands and worn as necklaces by some priests and can be carried to increase fertility and male potency to preserve health and long life. Place in windows to ward off lightning. Plant an acorn at the new moon if you need money. Fires of oak wood draw off illness. – Wiccaning or SeiningWiccaning or Seining is the ceremony where we welcome a new child to the world. Holly water is used for girls and Oak for boys. Make by a tablespoon of powdered leaf brew in 1 cup of very hot water for about 10 minutes, then adding that to 2 cups of cold water.  Sprinkle or wash baby with it. More here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_white_oak  Mistletoe lore here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mistletoe#Culture.2C_folklore.2C_and_mythologyand more about our variety here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoradendron

feast 0425 robigaliaRobigalia, held in ancient Rome on this day, was a sacrifice of a dog to prevent a particular type of wheat-rust mildew from occurring in the new grain crops. It also included chariot races, a communal meal and other typical observances. Robigus was the personification of the mildew, so needed to be sacrificed to, although dogs were usually sacred to the underground/afterlife deities, such as Hecate. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robigalia

Beltane PentacleThe 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 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,
Anja

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Today’s Astro & Calendar

Waning Gibbous moonWaning 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 at the Tide Change on 5/6 at 12:30pm. Waning Gibbous Moon – Best time for draining the energy behind illness, habits or addictions. Magicks of this sort, started now, should be ended before the phase change to the New Moon. – Associated God/dess: Hera/Hero, Cybele, Zeus the Conqueror, Mars/Martius, Anansi, Prometheus. Phase ends at the Quarter on 4/29. 

042416 astroThe waning gibbous Moon shines nearly in a straight line with Saturn and Mars on Tuesday morning the 26th (depending on your location), as shown to the right. Their best time for telescopic observation is when they’re highest: around 3 a.m.
Astro marsMars (about magnitude –1.3, in the legs of Ophiuchus above Scorpius), rises around 10 or 11 p.m. daylight-saving time. It blazes highest in the south around 2 or 3 a.m., to the right of dimmer Saturn and above Antares. In a telescope Mars grows this week from a healthy 15 to 16 arcseconds in diameter. See our telescopic Mars guide in the April issue of Sky & Telescope, page 48. At its closest approach to Earth in late May, Mars will reach an apparent diameter of 18.6 arcseconds, its largest since 2005. At its next opposition and closest approach, in July 2018, it will grow to 24.3 arcseconds — nearly the largest we can ever see it.

Goddess Month of Maia runs from 4/18 – 5/15
Celtic Tree Month of Saille/Willow, Apr 15 – May 12

Rune Runic Month 08 Mannaz ManRunic half-month of Mannaz/ Man, April 14-28 A time when the archetypal reality of the human condition should be meditated upon. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, 1992 

Runic half-month of Laguz, April 29-May 13 – Stands for: Water (or Lake) Color: Black & White (Green) Casting meaning: Laguz represents the power of water and its easy flowing nature. We must learn to “go with the flow” when this rune shows up in a reading so that we can take full advantage of our powers.

Sun in TaurusSun in Taurus
Moon in ??
Jupiter (5/9), Mars (6/29), Saturn (8/13) and Juno (9/20), Pluto (9/26) Retrograde
Color: ??

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©2016 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright

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Cplant tree willow Celtic Tree Month Saille Salix_alba_Mortoneltic Tree Month of Saille/Willow, Apr 15 – May 12 The Willow in the Tree alphabet stands for the female and lunar rhythms of life. She is water-seeking, thriving from preference on the damp margins of lakes and streams or across the low-lying water meadows. Water and the tidal movements of the sea are governed by the pull of the moon. The moon in its monthly rhythms is female, contrasting with the male sun’s daily and yearly turnings. In several ways, the Celts held women in higher regard than we do today. On the material level, women were property owners, and whoever controlled the property controlled the marriage. Women of all types and ages appeared in the Celtic pantheon, the spiritual strength and life-giving qualities given by both female and male recognized equally. There were colleges of Druidesses – learned women and teachers – respected equally for their gifts of see-ship, often expressed through dreams, or night visions.
Magical Associations: Romantic love, healing, protection, fertility, magic for women.

plant coast willow celtic tree month saille Salix_hookeriana_USFWSSaille – Willow Ogam letter correspondences
Month: February
Color: listed only as bright
Class: Peasant
Letter: S
Meaning: Gaining balance in your life

celtic tree month saille furze ohnto study this month – Ohn – Furze Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Yellow Gold
Class: Chieftain
Letter: O
Meaning: Information that could change your life

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Waves tide

Tides for Alsea Bay
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Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                                    Visible
M   25     High   2:36 AM     7.5   6:15 AM     Set  8:39 AM      93
~    25      Low   9:28 AM    -0.2   8:14 PM    Rise 11:35 PM
~    25     High   3:54 PM     6.3
~    25      Low   9:22 PM     2.7

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Affirmation/Thought for the Day – I give myself permission to say “no”!

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Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – Describe – Describe the most ludicrous outfit you can think of.

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Quotes

~  Imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited while imagination embraces the entire world. – Albert Einstein
~  Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women. – Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973) Italian-French designer
~  As perfume to the flower, so is kindness to speech. – Katherine Francke
~  I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it ceased to be one. – Mark Twain (1835 – 1910), Writer and humorist

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well. – Martin Luther King Jr.

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floral div beltaneBeltane Magick – Studies

The Beltane Chasehttp://crystalforest3.homestead.com/beltane.html – Traditional

Ladies:
I shall go as a wren in spring
With sorrow and sighing on silent wing
And I shall go in our Lady’s name
Aye, till I come home again.

Men:
And we shall follow as falcons grey
And hunt thee cruelly as our prey
And we shall go in our Master’s name
Aye, to fetch thee home again.

Ladies:
Then I shall go as a mouse in May
In the fields by night and cellars by day
And I shall go in our Lady’s name
Aye, till I come home again.

Men:
But we shall follow as fat tom cats
And chase thee through the corn and vats
And we shall go in our Master’s name
Aye, to fetch thee home again.

Ladies:
Then I shall go as an Autumn hare
With sorrow and sighing and mickle care
And I shall go in our Lady’s name
Aye, till I come home again.

Men:
But we shall follow as swift grey hounds
And dog thy tracks by leaps and bounds
And we shall go in our Master’s name
Aye, to fetch thee home again.

Ladies:
Then I shall go as a Winter trout
With sorrow sighing and mickle doubt
And I shall go in our Lady’s name
Aye, till I come home again.

Men:
But we shall follow as otter’s swift
And snare thee faster thou can’st shift
And we shall go in our Master’s name
Aye, to fetch thee home again.

Ladies:
Aye, and I’ll come home again.

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motif Silliness SmilieSilliness – Knock Knock! Who’s There?

Scissor.
Scissor who?
Scissor and Cleopatra?

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