The sun is coming and going as clouds roll through. It’s windy. Gusts are hitting 20 and I can see tree branches waving when I look through the solarium. There are bands of cloud offshore and the lowest here are at 700 feet. The chance of rain is dropping, but it’s still there, right through tomorrow.
I’ve had to wait until I’m at the shop to get this out. Sorry that it’s late!
Yesterday should have started well, but Tempus and I got to talking and ended up heading out the door in a scramble and were late at the shop. He helped me get open and headed for the house, another couple of sets for storage.
I started with pricing some books and some cleared, used tarot decks. There were a bunch of folks in shopping and then around 1pm I smelled rain. It was just a trace, but it was enough to chase people indoors. I got sidetracked into researching some egyptian beadwork. I’ve done the collars, but these were net-work *dresses*!
Tempus got back around 2:30 and we had lunch. I ended up taking a nap after that, because I couldn’t hold my eyes open. So I ended up missing Sewing, which is a bummer. The Duckmeister dropped by around 6:30 and within minutes of her getting there it started to pour rain! That went on until past8pm, and it was still dripping when we got home. She’s going to come back today with some eggs for me. 🙂
I spent awhile taking pictures since the light was perfect and Tempus took off for his paper run after an 1/2 hour so, only to find that the papers were running 3 hours late. I spent the evening writing and doing some sorting of stuff from boxes.
Tempus got in at a little after 6:30. He napped a little, waiting, but in the car, so he’s not in the best of shape. I have a lot of packing to do, yet, since I’m teaching embroidery at the event on Saturday.
<<<<<<< Look at the bee! <<<<<<<
Tempus is going to have to run back into Newport to get his check and then run around paying bills. Eventually he’s going to go up to the house to take more stuff to storage. Marius is coming for me around 6:30 and I guess we’re going to have more folks with us, but I’m not 100% certain.
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ‘Nother ^ ^ ^ ^ Bee! ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
So, the shop’s going to be open, but a bit chaotic, hopefully getting less so as the day goes on!
This looks like a good omen! Ken Gagne took this shot from his deck this morning looking out across Yachats Bay.
Today is the anniversary of the death of Frederick 1, Barbarossa. His nickname means “red beard”. He drowned on the way to the 3rd crusade, which led to that war’s failure. He had been a personification of the “good king” for most of the people of Europe, and is still featured in stories of the “sleeping king”. He was elected King of Germany and conquered Italy, finally becoming Holy Roman Emperor. Lots more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_I,_Holy_Roman_Emperor
Today’s Plant – Maidenhair 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 aidantums 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
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Love & Light,
Today’s Astro & Calendar
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 6/20 at 4:02am. 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 6/12 at 1:10am.
This evening’s Moon poses partway between Jupiter to its upper left and fainter Regulus to its right, as shown below. Turn binoculars or a telescope on Jupiter, and you’ll find 5th-magnitude Chi Leonis some 0.1° to its north, looking like an out-of-place Galilean satellite.
Goddess Month of Hera runs from 5/16 – 6/12
Goddess Month of Rosea runs from 6/13 – 7/10
Celtic Tree Month of Duir/Oak, Jun 10 – Jul 7
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”…Runic half-month of Dagaz/ Dag, 6/14-6/28. – Beneficial rune of light, health, prosperity and openings, signifying the high point of the day and the high point of the year when in light and warmth all things are possible.
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Celtic Tree Month of Duir/Oak, Jun 10 – Jul 7 – The oak of myth and legend is the common oak (Quercus robur L.). It is sometimes called the great oak, which is a translation of its Latin name (robur is the root of the English word “robust”). It grows with ash and beech in the lowland forests, and can reach a height of 150 feet and age of 800 years. Along with ashes, oaks were heavily logged throughout recent millennia, so that the remaining giant oaks in many parts of Europe are but a remnant of forests past. Like most other central and northern European trees, common oaks are deciduous, losing their leaves before Samhain and growing new leaves in the spring so that the trees are fully clothed by Bealltaine. Common oaks are occasionally cultivated in North America, as are the similar native white oak, valley oak, and Oregon oak. Oaks are members of the Beech family (Fagaceae). Curtis Clark
Tides for Alsea Bay
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
~ /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
F 10 High 4:40 AM 6.7 5:31 AM Set 12:36 AM 25
10 Low 11:30 AM -0.3 9:00 PM Rise 11:38 AM
10 High 6:12 PM 6.7
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – High intention operates in the midst of trust. Trust operates in the midst of high intention.
~ Life has to be lived. That’s all there is to it. – Eleanor Roosevelt
~ We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. – Aristotle
~ Love and you shall be loved. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
~ Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. – Carl Sagan
I come from battle and conflict
With a shield in my hand;
Broken is the helmet by the pushing of spears.
Round-hoofed is my horse, the torment of battle,
Whilst I am called Gwynn the son of Nudd,
The lover of Creudylad [Creiddyledd; Creiddylad], the daughter of Lludd. – Today is the day the Celtic god Gwynn ap Nudd opens the door of the Underworld – 11/10
Maat – 6/19 Today’s Goddess:
Themes: Freedom; New Beginnings; Justice; Morality; Organization; Promises; Universal Law
Symbols: Ostrich Feather (or any feather)
About Maat: In Egypt, Maat is the ultimate representation of fairness, justice, and truth. As the spirit of orderliness and legislation, she assists us by overseeing any legal matters, hearings, promises, and oaths to ensure harmony and honesty. In some Egyptian stories, a person’s soul was weighed against Maat’s feather to gain entrance to paradise.
To Do Today: On June 19 in 1865, the slaves in Texas were finally told about the Emancipation Proclamation signed three years previously. While freedom was slow in coming, it finally arrived, likely in part thanks to Maat’s encouragement.
For all of Maat’s spells it’s best to have a feather to use as a component and focal point. Change the color of your feather to suit the goal. Pick blue for true seeing (or to encourage honesty with yourself), white for pure promises, black and white for legal equity, and pale yellow to inspire a new beginning filled with Maat’s keen insight. Bless the feather, using the following incantation (fill in the blank with your goal), then release it to the wind so the magic begins to move!
Maat, on this feather light,
bring to me renewed insight.
To my life _____ impart;
make a home within my heart.
)0( By Patricia Telesco~ >From “365 Goddess” and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast
Hotogov Mailgan – 6/22 Today’s Goddess: White Nights (Russia)
Themes: Sky; Tradition; Arts Symbol: Pale Light
About Hotogov Mailgan: In Siberia, Hotogov Mailgan illuminates the night sky with her heavenly sparkle. She is the Queen of the Sky, a creative force for personal empowerment, and the manifester of the life energies in and around us.
To Do Today: Between June 21 and June 29 the skies in Russia always appear light gray at night because of the northern location. The effect throughout St. Petersburg is very magical, casting unique shadows on the lavender, pink, and yellow pastel-colored buildings. To celebrate this beauty, the citizens enjoy traditional Russian ballets, theatrical performances, and music. So, get out the theme music from Dr. Zhivago, rent a ballet featuring Barishnikov, or cook yourself up some Russian dumplings (varnekey) and invite this goddess to join you.
If you perform any magic today, try putting up some pastel-colored curtains around the space to filter the outside light so it suits Hotogove Mailgan. Or darken the room and use glow-in-the-dark stars to mark the magical circle so you’re literally surrounded by her power.
Try taking a bubble bath and dotting the surface of the water with glitter to look like Hotogov Mailgan’s night sky. Then sit, relax, and meditate, absorbing the hopeful, dreamy energy that her stars inspire in people everywhere.
)0( By Patricia Telesco~ From “365 Goddess” and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast