Yesterday was arduous. We were up early and got to the house in good time for Tempus to load a bunch of stuff to take to storage. After than he opened the shop and I got to work on some more packing and digging plants. I got the sage dug first, but the two plants were intertwined enough to need to be put into one pot. Stella stopped by to help and we got the large fennel dug and partly potted for Tempus to get the potting soil in once it was at Jeanne’s. She dug a lavendar for herself and took off and Tempus came back for me.
He went and got doughnuts at that point. 🙂 Regular Sunday thing…. Harmony was in with her new baby and we talked for quite awhile, then Tempus headed for the house to grab the plants and do more packing during the afternoon.
The shop was pretty busy during the day. There were a lot of people browsing and a few bought. I spent time developing pictures and between when there were folks in, sewing in the back and doing some sorting out back there.
Tempus came back to the shop with my computer desk in kit form and we worked out how to re-work it to fit the shop space and he did some repairs. We didn’t leave the shop until well after 10pm.
Today might be worse, might be better. I’m going to be following a similar pattern today, after getting some pictures this morning. We’re hoping to get the computer desk re-set done this afternoon, too. There’s a lot of other stuff to come out of the house today, as well.
A picture by Ken Gagne from 5/17/16 of photographers at Thor’s well
Today’s feast is Frigg’s day, according to Nigel Pennick. Frigg is a goddess associated with married women. She was called up by women to assist in giving birth to children. She is also wise enough to sit in Odin’s (her husband’s) seat to keep an eye on the world. Orion’s Belt was called Frigg’s distaff by the Norse. The picture is of her spinning clouds! There’s an article with a lot of the stories here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frigg and another with a lot of the similarities between Frigg and Freya here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frigg_and_Freyja_origin_hypothesis
Today’s plant is Foxglove, Digitalis purpurea. It is naturalized in the PNW, being native to Europe, not the Americas. Digitalis was one of the first heart medications and was extracted from the plant and then synthesized. The plant is poisonous, not just because of this (too much causes irregular heartbeat), but some other chemicals. Also known as Lady’s Glove, Witches’ Gloves, Fairy Fingers, or Dead Men’s Bells. – Feminine, Venus, Water – A Druid sacred herb associated with the “little people”. Lust, protection, decision, grow in a garden for protection of house and yard, reveals insincerity. Flower meaning – a wish, “I am not ambitious for myself but for you”.
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Love & Light,
Today’s Astro & Calendar
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. Waning Crescent Moon – Best time for beginning introspective magicks that are more long term (full year cycle) A good time for beginning knot magicks to “bind up” addictions and illness (finish just before the Tide Change of Dark to New) and “tying up loose ends” God/dess aspects – Demeter weeping for her Daughter, Mabon, Arachne Tyr. Phase ends at Hecate’s Brooch on 5/31 at 8am.
Mars closest to Earth, May 2016 – Monday, May 30, 6 p.m. EDT – Because of Mars’ elliptical obit, it is actually closest to Earth 8 days past opposition. This is the closest Mars has been to Earth since 2005, (0.503 a.u.) and appears 18.6 arcseconds in diameter, though for all practical purposes it remains this close for at least another week. Cloudy? You can watch a live telescopic feed from Slooh tonight from 9 to 10 p.m. EDT (1:00 to 2:00 May 31st UT).
Jupiter‘s Great Red Spot transits Jupiter’s central meridian around 11:33 p.m. EDT. Just off Jupiter’s eastern limb, Ganymede disappears into eclipse by Jupiter’s shadow around 9:48 p.m. EDT, then re-emerges somewhat farther east of the planet around 12:59 a.m. EDT. Meanwhile, Io reappears out of eclipse in the same general area at 12:27 p.m. EDT.
Mercury is hidden deep in the glow of sunrise.
Goddess Month of Hera runs from 5/16 – 6/12
Celtic Tree Month of Huath/Hawthorn, May 13 – Jun 9
Runic Half-month of Othala/ Odal/Odel 5/29-6/13- The rune Odel signifies ancestral property, the homestead, and all those things that are “one’s own”..
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Celtic 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 common 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
Huathe – Hawthorne Ogam letter correspondences
Meaning: Being held back for a period of time
to study this month – Ur – Heather and Mistletoe Ogam letter correspondences
Class: Heather is Peasant; Mistletoe is Chieftain
Meaning: Healing and development on the spiritual level.
Tides for Alsea Bay
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
~ /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
M 30 Low 2:02 AM 2.1 5:36 AM Rise 2:26 AM 46
~ 30 High 7:36 AM 5.7 8:53 PM Set 2:27 PM
~ 30 Low 2:00 PM 0.7
~ 30 High 8:38 PM 7.2
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Forget about counting to 10. Count to 1,000 before doing or saying anything that could make matters worse.
~ All your dreams can come true…If you have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney
~ Sincerity is not a test of truth. We must not make this mistake: He must be right; he’s so sincere. Because, it is possible to be sincerely wrong. We can only judge truth by truth and sincerity by sincerity. – Jim Rohn
~ You’re the light that guides others. Your example should be their inspiration. – Kerr Cuhulain
~ Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr.Seuss
If we could shrink the earth’s population to a village of 100 people, with everything else remaining the same, it would look like this:
There would be:
* 57 Asians
* 21 Europeans
* 14 from the Western Hemisphere,
* 8 Africans,
* 52 would be female
* 48 would be male
* 70 would be non-white
* 30 would be white
* 70 would be non-Christian
* 30 would be Christian
* 95 would be heterosexual
* 5 would be homosexual
* 6 people would own 59% of the world’s wealth, and all 6 would be from the United States
* 80 would live in substandard housing
* 70 would be unable to read
* 50 would suffer from malnutrition
* 1 would be near death
* 1 would be near birth
* 1 would have a college education
* 1 would own a computer
* 0 would play oboe
Midsummer by JT – http://www.fortunecity.com/greenfield/tigris/567/id20.htm
The world within
Echoes the world without
Lush foliage, leaves unfurled
Soft springy grass dotted with
Brightly colored flowers peeping through
The earth is green and bright
With warm sunny days
Clear velvety blue skies
Gentle cool breezes
Nature in glory
Our hopes blossom
With the season
The seeds of the fruit
Our desires will bear
Can be seen
On the stems
Of our dreams