Daily Stuff 5-8-16 Furry Day

Hi, folks!

Waves tide House Capuchin Shield2Minus Tide at 8:37 AM of -1.9 feet.

House Capuchin Project Day from Noon to 6pm!

weather Sunny bright55F with the prettiest pale blue sky and puffy white clouds that are so thin that the computer weather says, “clear”! It looks like it’s going to be dry for quite some time into the future. Are we already going into summer?

050316 Rose2Yesterday was a *lot* slower than I figured. We had fewer than 10 customers in all day. That meant that we were working pretty hard on “us” stuff, though. I finished up the books, did a bunch of paperwork and a bunch more of herb prep (heather, pretty soon out for sale) and then late in the day sat down with my embroidery and a book, alternating as my hands or arms went numb….which they do if 050316 TwinberryI’m concentrating and not paying attention to posture.

Tempus was working all day in the back, making room for my big file cabinet that has all my research and the Mab’s Creations information. It’s finally wandering that direction this morning. He kept finding things that  had to put away, too. 🙂

050316 Twinberry2Today I’ve had a phone call from one son and chocolates and a card from Tempus. We’re going to have bagels and bacon for a treat breakfast and he’s playing with the new griddle that he got. 🙂

050316 water lilyNo Magicks for today. I’m going to have to ask the computer tech if he can transfer some files for me. If we could find our T-Rex drive (the tera-byte…. “terror-bite” <sigh>) which has gotten misplaced in the move somehow…. <sigh> This *will* come to an end, eventually.

aurelius wise

plant pic geumToday’s Plant is the Large-Leaved Avens, Geum macrophyllum. They’re a beautiful plant in the woods and garden and a food for many butterflies.-Masculine, Jupiter Fire – These plants are used in exorcism mixes, whether incense, amulet or “sprinkle” and for purification, as the live plants can chase nasty influences. If you hate having traveling salesmen or evangelists at your door, plant these along with mint by the pathways. North American species are used in love blends, too. More:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geum_macrophyllum More on the family athttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geum

feast 0507 Coinagehall_Street_Helston_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1300488Helston Furry Day is an event in Cornwall, similar to other customs around the British Isles. It consists of a carnival with several specific dances during the day resembling, to my mind, some of the Carnivale parades. I don’t know that they’re related, except by common human impulse. “Furry” comes from “feria” which means festival. There are several dance processions during the day. The kids have one in the morning, which the schools from the area take turns leading. There’s another mid-day, the Hal-en-Tow, which features characters from folklore. Here’s the song of that name: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs9PMky7Fj0and the mid-day dance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JWd6mpR-fY and a longer one with bits from all the festivity parts, the famous “Furry Dance” starting at about 4 minutes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yyO-VP-0nY Bonfires and hobby horses and Morris Dancers and Maying all get mixed in. Sounds like a fun party! More on Wikipedia here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furry_Dance and a whole page of interesting May customs here: http://piereligion.org/mayday2.html#furry

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,
Anja

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Today’s Astro & Calendar

New MoonNew Moon Magick – The beginning of a new cycle. – Keywords for the New phase are: beginning, birth, emergence, projection, clarity. It is the time in a cycle that you are stimulated to take a new action. During this phase the new cycle is being seeded by your vision, inner and outer. Engage in physical activity. Spend time alone. VISUALIZE your goals for the 29.6-day cycle ahead. The new moon is for starting new ventures, new beginnings. Also love and romance, health or job hunting. Phase ends on 5/8 at 12:30am. 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 5/21 at 2:14pm. 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 5/13 at 10:02am. 

050716 astro duskThe waxing crescent Moon hangs rather low in the west at dusk. Look left of it for orange Betelgeuse and lower right of it by a similar distance (from North America) for orange Aldebaran, as shown to the left.
Astro marsMars
 (magnitude –1.7, in Scorpius) is closer, bigger, and brighter than it’s been in a decade. It now rises in the southeast around the end of twilight, blazing brighter than Sirius (though still outdone by Jupiter). As it climbs higher, you’ll find Antares 5° or 6° below it and Saturn about 9° to its lower left. This striking triangle stands highest in the south around 2 or 3 a.m., now with Saturn to Mars’s left. By early dawn the triangle is lower in the southwest. In a telescope Mars is a fine 17 arcseconds wide, nearly the 18.6 arcseconds it will reach when closest to Earth on May 30th. (Opposition is on the night of May 21–22.) See our telescopic guide to Mars, with map, in the April Sky & Telescope, page 48, and set our Mars Profiler for your time and date. If you’re ambitious and have a big scope, try hunting Phobos and Deimos, the two tiny Martian moons, using the June Sky & Telescope, page 48.

Goddess Month of Maia runs from 4/18 – 5/15
Celtic Tree Month of Saille/Willow, Apr 15 – May 12
Rune Runic Month 09 Lagu LaguzRunic 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 GeminiMoon inGemini
Jupiter (5/9), Mercury (5/22), Mars (6/29), Saturn (8/13) and Juno (9/20), Pluto (9/26) Retrograde
Color: Yellow

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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
Su   8     High   1:45 AM     9.0   5:56 AM    Rise  7:50 AM      1
8      Low   8:37 AM    -1.9   8:30 PM     Set 10:52 PM
8     High   3:02 PM     7.3
8      Low   8:37 PM     1.7

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Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Always have a plan, and believe in it. Nothing happens by accident.

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Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – Favorites – What is your favorite room in your home and why?

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Quotes

~  Better good manners than good looks. – Irish Proverb
~  Abstract art is a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered. – Al Capp (1909-1979) US cartoonist
~  Don’t Panic. – Douglas Adams in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
~  Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is. – Mahatma Gandhi

Man’s Reason is in such deep insolvency to sense, that tho’ she guide his highest flight heav’nward, and teach him dignity morals manners and human comfort, she can delicately and dangerously bedizen the rioting joys that fringe the sad pathways of Hell. – Robert Bridges (1844-1930) English writer

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Pentacle of ElementsMagick –

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motif Silliness SmilieSillinessThe Rules of Chocolate – The problem: How to get 2 pounds of chocolate home from the store in a hot car. The solution: Eat it in the parking lot.

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