Daily Stuff 5-12-16 International Council of Nurses

Hi, folks!

motif sewing Pin tomatoSewing at Made by the Beach at 3pm!

Waves tide

Last Minus Tide of the cycle at 12:04 PM of -0.3 feet.

Partly Sunny Weather MotifIt’s clouded over and 55F. There’s blue over land where this lifted earlier (land warms faster than water), but over and near the water the clouds are at 800 feet. It should burn off, since it’s trying to, now. There’s very little wind, only an occasional bit of breeze.

051016 flower2Yesterday started late because we get up late on Wednesdays. I wish Tempus could on Fridays, too, but he seems to do ok with a nap. I never managed to get to the house at all. Tempus went back to the apartment and got a lot done, there, and I kept going on shop stuff. When he got to the shop he offloaded then went up to the house and took several loads to storage while I worked on newsletters and the stuff he brought to the shop. He got back down around 8, by which time we were tired enough that we went home.

051016 WaterlilyI didn’t sleep well last night, so I’m groggy this morning. I managed to leave my flash drive at the apartment so Tempus is going back for it once we have coffee.

051016 Bleeding HeartToday I’m hoping that I’ll get some of the cookery done. I think I have the stuff here. I tried, anyway. Sewing at 3pm!

051116 Koi…No, Tempus had to go back for the spices and to try to find my peeler and I forgot my flashdrive! At least I have Magick again. I did find T-Rex…. where he was supposed to be. <sigh> That’s part of the hell of moving. No one remembers where things are supposed to be, now! Or thinks that the stuff didn’t get moved, yet, ….or went to storage… “Why did you do *that*!” <sigh>

Ken Gagne’s photo of last night’s photo of the sunset in Yachats.

051116 Ken Gagne Yachats Sunset

plant pic Adiantum_pedatumMaidenhair Fern is cultivated for use in gardens, but out here on the coast you can’t walk past a stand of trees without seeing it. Our variety is Adiantum Pedatum, (northern maidenhair, five-fingered fern) most often , but others of the adiantums get mixed in, too. – Feminine, Venus, Water – This represents the physical presence of the Divine Feminine, much as the Sword Fern represents the Divine Masculine. To get more in touch with this part of your Higher Self and to gain grace and physical beauty (always remembering that true beauty is from within) soak a sprig of this plant in water (…better by moonlight, and it’s a great ritual for a Full Moon) and hang it in your bedroom. This is also helpful for the transition times between life stages, and can even help with becoming pregnant if there are physical difficulties with a woman’s cycles. More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adiantum_pedatum and on the family grouping here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maidenhair_fern

feast 0512 Florence_Nightingale_CDV_by_H_Lenthallfeast 0512 Nursing_babyThe International Council of Nurses has been celebrating this day since 1965 in honor of nurses everywhere, but particularly since this is the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, probably the most well-known of nurses and the founder of modern nursing practice. Each year the group picks a theme for the celebrations. Many of the celebrations also feature new nurses reciting the Nightingale pledge:
Before God and those assembled here, I solemnly pledge;
To adhere to the code of ethics of the nursing profession;
To co-operate faithfully with the other members of the nursing team and to carry out faithfully and to the best of my ability the instructions of the physician or the nurse who may be assigned to supervise my work;
I will not do anything evil or malicious and I will not knowingly give any harmful drug or assist in malpractice.
I will not reveal any confidential information that may come to my knowledge in the course of my work.
And I pledge myself to do all in my power to raise the standards and prestige of the practical nursing;
May my life be devoted to service and to the high ideals of the nursing profession. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Nurses_Day and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Nightingale

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Love & Light,


Today’s Astro & Calendar

Waxing Crescent 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 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. 

GeminiThe Arch of Spring spans the western sky in late twilight. << Pollux and Castor form its top: they’re lined up roughly horizontally in the west-northwest, about three finger-widths at arm’s length apart. Look far to their lower left for Procyon, and farther to their lower right for Menkalinan and then bright Capella.
051316 astro dusk The Moon passes Regulus and Jupiter on Friday and Saturday the 13th and 14th.
Astro neptuneNeptune is very low in the east-southeast as dawn begins.

Goddess Month of Maia runs from 4/18 – 5/15
Goddess Month of Hera runs from 5/16 – 6/12 

Celtic Tree Month of Saille/Willow, Apr 15 – May 12
Celtic Tree Month of Huath/Hawthorn, May 13 – Jun 9

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.
Runic half-month of Inguz/Ing,  5/14-5/28 – Male consort of Nerthus, the Earth Mother, Ing is god of the hearth. This time of year expresses potential for abundant growth. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, p. 70.

Sun in TaurusSun in Taurus
Moon in CancerMoon in Leo
Mercury (5/22), Mars (6/29), Saturn (8/13) and Juno (9/20), Pluto (9/26) Retrograde
Color: Purple


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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

Celtic Tree Month huath Hawthorn St_Mars oldCeltic Tree Month of Huath/Hawthorn, May 13 – Jun 9 – I am fair among flowers – Color: Purple – Class: Peasant – Letter: H – Meaning: Being held back for a period of time – Hawthorn – Like willows, hawthorns have many species in Europe, and they are not always easy to tell apart. All are thorny shrubs in the Rose family (Rosaceae), and most have whitish or pinkish flowers. The Celtic Tree Month Huath Hawthorn_fruitcommon hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna Jacq.) and midland hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata (Poiret) DC.) are both widespread. They are common in abandoned fields and along the edges of forests. Both are cultivated in North America, as are several native and Asiatic hawthorns. Curtis Clark
Plant motif Hawthorn Huath Celtic Tree MonthHuathe – Hawthorne Ogam letter correspondences
Month: April
Color: Purple
Class: Peasant
Letter: H
Meaning: Being held back for a period of time
Celtic Tree Month Huath Hawthorn heatherto study this month – Mistletoe 12-23 Celtic Tree Month huath motif-plant-tree-xmasUr – Heather and Mistletoe Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Purple
Class: Heather is Peasant; Mistletoe is Chieftain
Letter: U
Meaning: Healing and development on the spiritual level.


Waves tide

Tides for Alsea Bay

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                                    Visible
Th  12     High   5:07 AM     7.0   5:51 AM     Set  1:26 AM      30
~    12      Low  12:04 PM    -0.3   8:34 PM    Rise 11:48 AM
~    12     High   6:49 PM     6.5


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – I receive goodness and freedom from the Universe.


Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – What is? – What is something about yourself that you dislike?



~  What is tested is known. – Grettir’s Saga, c.40
~  Using all of what you are is the basis of your power. – Kerr Cuhulain
~  In the long run we shape our lives and we shape ourselves.  The process never ends until we die.  And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. – Eleanor Roosevelt
~  Go out into the world and run straight at your fears. – Kerr Cuhulain

It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures.  Precept, study, advice and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done. – Samuel Smiles


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motif Silliness SmilieSilliness – The Rules of Chocolate – Diet tip: Eat a chocolate bar before each meal. It’ll take the edge off your appetite, and you’ll eat less.

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