Daily Stuff 5-21-16 Vejovis

Hi, folks!

Waves tide Minus Tide at 7:22 AM of -0.5 feet.

Partly Sunny Weather Motif55F and while the computer says, “scattered clouds” I haven’t seen any sunbreaks. It’s most likely to be dry today, which sounds good because there are a lot of touristy types in town.

051816 flower 16We were pretty busy yesterday at the shop. We had a lot of folks in, people from Lincoln City and from Brookings, Corvallis and Portland,  but also one set from Utah, one from Kansas and another from Ohio.

I spent the early part of the day up at the house packing. I got the hutch emptied, more book boxes done, the small clocks packed and then Tempus came up to get me. 051816 flower 17I had also harvested roses, so I set up a rose sugar in between helping customers and developing pictures. Tempus got another couple of loads to storage during the afternoon.

We worked out the re-do on the calendar, set up Litha and some other business at esbat, then headed back up to the house with Marius. They got the hutch moved. More stuff needs to get boxed up today and 051816 Flower10the dresser, dining table, vanity and big computer desk cleared so they can go in Marius’ truck tomorrow.

Tempus crashed almost right after we ate (some of the lentil/veg stew that I made on Friday), leaving me with a computer in my lap. I finally couldn’t keep my eyes open, so I woke him and got him to put it over on his side. We haven’t worked out yet a good way 051816 hostato work it so that we’re sharing it.

Today we’re sitting over coffee talking about what is getting shifted and packed today and still keeping the shop open and going. I’ll be at the shop for Herbs (at 11am), but maybe not for sewing. It depends. Call the shop if you’re planning on coming to Sewing.

A photo by Ken Gagne from yesterday morning, “Some of our Canadian friends flew into Yachats International Airport this morning to enjoy this beautiful day on the Yachats Bay.”

052016 Ken Gagne geese yachats bayToday’s Plant is Sweet William, Sweet_William dianthus barbatusDianthus barbatus. It is often called Carnation, just like others of the dianthus species and I’ve seen it misnamed “phlox” on plant tags at Fred Meyer’s. The difference is the scent. It still has a sweet scent, but not of clove, like gillyflower, or no scent, like phlox. The flowers are edible and attract butterflies and bees, and the seeds will draw birds, who sometimes will also go after the flowers. They’re good as cut flowers, lasting a decent while, being tall, and a cluster, rather than multiple stems and make a nice tea or add to green tea. Cate Middleton had them in her bouquet as a nice touch when she married her “Sweet William”. They have the meaning of “Gallantry”. – Masculine, Sun, Air, Venus – All-purpose protection, in healing for strength and energy. Magickally it is very similar to Gillyflowers.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_william

feast 0521 Republican_denarius_-_C._Licinius_L.f._Macer_Vejovis? Who he? Even the later Romans weren’t completely sure! They showed him as a young man, holding a bunch of arrows and lightning bolts and accompanied by a goat. Supposedly one of the first gods to be born, he was associated with healing and Asclepius and goats were sacrificed to him to keep plagues away. Apparently his aspects changed early on and there are a lot of controversies about which is “right” and where his name came from. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vejovis

Litha PentacleThe 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

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 5/21 at 2:14pm. 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 5/23 at 2:14am. Waning 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 6/4 at 8pm. 

Saturday, May 21, 5:14 p.m. EDT – Full Moon, May 2016 – The May Full Moon is known as the Milk Moon, Flower Moon, or Corn Planting 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.

052016 astro MoonThe full Moon this evening forms a rough rectangle with Mars to its right or lower right, Antares farther below it, and Saturn to its lower left, as shown here (seen from North America). Think photo opportunity.
Astro marsMars at opposition, May 2016 – Sunday, May 22, 7 a.m. EDT – Mars is directly opposite the sun in the sky, and is visible all night long. It’s almost at its very closest to Earth, though not exactly so until the 30th.
Astro uranusUranus is low in the eastern sky in Pisces, rising just before the sun.

Goddess Month of Hera runs from 5/16 – 6/12 
Celtic Tree Month of Huath/Hawthorn, May 13 – Jun 9
Rune Runic Month 10 Ing InguzRunic 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 GeminiSun in Gemini
Moon in SagittariusFull Flower Moon/Deer Moon at 2:14pm
Moon in Scorpio enters Sagittarius at 11:48am
Mercury (5/22), Mars (6/29), Saturn (8/13) and Juno (9/20), Pluto (9/26) Retrograde
Color: Brown

Planting 5/19-21

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©2016 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright

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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.

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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
Sa  21     High  12:30 AM     7.6   5:42 AM     Set  6:00 AM      98
~    21      Low   7:22 AM    -0.5   8:44 PM    Rise  8:36 PM
~    21     High   1:43 PM     6.3
~    21      Low   7:12 PM     2.3

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Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Goddess… allow me to see clarity in a way that I can receive.

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Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – What is? – What was your first pet? Why did you choose this pet?

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Quotes 

~  I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. – Eleanor Roosevelt
~  The Wiccan Rede is not a rule. It is a statement counseling us to think, and taking responsibility implies thinking about your actions and their consequences. – Kerr Cuhulain
~  A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out. – Grace Pulpit
~  Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality. – Les Brown

HIDDEN HOPE
When all hope is gone
I have to go deep inside,
to a place where I can reach
the Goddess that dwells
within my heart and soul;

it is like the painting
of God’s finger touching Adam’s
on the Sistine Chapel ceiling,
reactivating the energies
that were always there.

If all hope is gone,
then I have forgotten
that I am never really alone.
if the Spirit is not with me,
I am the one that moved away. ©  2005 Beth Johnson (Mystic Amazon)

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Heron Bar Litha 2013Magick – Litha/Midsummer

Peach Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • In the 9″ x 13″ UNGREASED pan, layer the ingredients in this specific order:
  • 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 pound fruit of your choice
  • 1 pound of peaches
  • box of cake mix
  • chopped pecans
  • melted butter
  • sugar

Directions:

  1. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes, until golden brown.
  2. Let stand until lukewarm.
  3. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  4. You can reheat individual cobbler servings for 1 minute in microwave.
  5. To reheat the whole pan, bake for 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Chilled Strawberry-Mint Soup – Makes 2 servings

1 1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
3/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves
Fresh strawberry slices, kiwi fruit slices, or fresh mint sprigs

  1. In a food processor or blender, place the strawberries, sour cream, heavy cream, orange juice, and honey; whirl until smooth.
  2. Stir in mint.
  3. Taste for sweetness; if necessary, add more honey.
  4. Refrigerate until well chilled.
  5. To serve, put into cold soup bowls and top with strawberry slices, kiwi fruit slices, or mint sprigs..

Recipe courtesy of Monica Resinger, editor of Creative Home and Gardening. For more recipes and information, visit Monica at http://www.geocities.com/plantldy.geo

© 2001, Monica Resinger, adapted by Anja 2009

Summer Solstice Ritual Potpourri Recipe by Gerina Dunwich http://www.fortunecity.com/greenfield/tigris/567/id20.htm

  • 45 drops lemon or lavender oil
  • 1 cup oak moss
  • 2 cups dried lavender
  • 2 cups dried wisteria
  • 2 cups dried verbena

Mix the lemon or lavender oil with the oak moss, and then add the remaining ingredients. Stir the potpourri well and store in a tightly covered ceramic or glass container.

(The above recipe for “Summer Solstice Ritual Potpourri” is quoted directly from Gerina Dunwich’s book “The Wicca Spellbook: A Witch’s Collection of Wiccan Spells, Potions and Recipes”, page 162, A Citadel Press Book, Carol Publishing Group, 1994/1995)

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motif Silliness SmilieSilliness – Inmates Running the Asylum

A guy is walking past a big wooden fence at the insane asylum and he hears all the residents inside chanting, “Thirteen! Thirteen! Thirteen!
Quite curious about this, he finds a hole in the fence, and looks in. Someone inside pokes him in the eye. Then everyone inside the asylum starts chanting, “Fourteen! Fourteen! Fourteen!”

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