Daily Stuff 6-11-16 Fortuna

Hi, folks!

weather windchimeSince I’m finishing this on Sunday… Hmm… What do I say about the weather? Well, it turned lovely Saturday morning, sunny and breezy and a nice Coastie temperature…whatever that was… then later in the day the wind picked up and wow!

060316 flower1Yesterday (Friday) was go, go, go all day. Once the newsletter was out I started hunting around for the rest of the stuff that need to be packed. During the day I got my embroidery stuff for sale and for the class done and my needlework and packed and prepped the foodstuffs that we were going to need over the weekend. That included peeling and chopping a lot of vegetables, but now that it’s put together (…we’re in the room at the hotel at the time that I’m typing this part…) the veg, the bean/lentil mix and the bacon just fill the crockpot and the liquid is still below the level of the rim.

060316 plantsTempus spent the day running around doing errands. He had to go get his check from Newport, get it into the bank, pick up pills from the pharmacy, pay the shop rent, pick up stuff from the house and the apartment and so on. When he finally got back to the shop…. 3:30 or so…. he sat down on the sofa and snored until 5:30. 🙂

060316 roseMarius got to the shop with Cassandra at around 6:30. It took about 1/2 an hour to get everything in the truck. We had a good drive with gorgeous views of the ocean with the slowly sinking sun all the way into Coos Bay and the view from that bridge was spectacular. We’re in the Red Lion in Coos Bay and it’s a lovely room! My pottage is cooking. We’ve had some of Cassandra’s spaghetti. They’re playing games and I’m typing. 🙂

All Saturday I was at an event and we got home late. More on that in Sunday’s newsletter…. Tempus’s day was long at the shop, waiting for me.

10157335_678969045473320_4734431561601099002_n170px-TomisFortuna2Today’s feast is *not* the Rosalia, it is one of the feasts of Fortuna, but Wiki has come up with a new article that has a *lot* more information on this including the uses of not just roses, but violets and other flowers and how the Rosalia developed into the Christian feasts that are similar.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosalia_(festival) Fortuna was the personification of luck and has survived through the Middle Ages and even into the present  in the Wheel of Fortune card in the Tarot. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortuna

plant pic coltsfoot herb Petasites_frigidus_1030Today’s Plant is ColtsfootPetasites frigidus var. palmatus. One of the best cough remedies out there, this is often smoked to help cases of chronic bronchitis and asthma. It is also made into cough syrups often combined with horehound. This is another plant where the medicinal and magickal uses seem to go together. Feminine, Venus, water, Magickal uses – Add to love sachets and use in spell of peace and tranquility. The leaves, when smoked, can cause visions, and aid with breathing problems. .More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petasites_frigidus

 

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Love & Light,
Anja

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Today’s Astro & Calendar

Waxing Crescent MoonWaxing Moon MagickThe 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. 

060916 astroAstro jupiterJupiter west of Moon – Saturday, June 11, sunset – Jupiter will be just west of the waxing crescent Moon at sunset. Credit: Starry Night Software

061116 astroThe first-quarter Moon shines fairly close to Jupiter this evening (about 4° to Jupiter’s left). But looks are deceiving! Jupiter is 40 times larger in diameter than the Moon, and it’s currently 2,100 times farther away in the distance. The Moon this evening forms a great, nearly straight line with Spica to its left, and Jupiter and Regulus to its lower right.
Astro mercuryMercury (about magnitude –0.2) is having a low apparition in the dawn. You can use binoculars to try for it just above the east-northeast horizon 20 or 30 minutes before sunrise.
Astro neptuneNeptune (magnitude 7.9, in Aquarius) is fairly well up in the southeast just before dawn begins.

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 

Rune Runic Month 11 Odal Othila EthilaRunic 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. 

Sun in GeminiSun in Gemini
Moon in VirgoMoon in Virgo
Mars (6/29), Saturn (8/13) and Juno (9/20), Pluto (9/26) Retrograde
Color: Grey

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©2016 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright

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motif,tree celtic duir oregon white oak garryCeltic 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

duir oak Quercus_roburDuir – Oak Ogam letter correspondences
Month: May
Color: Black and Dark Brown
Class: Chieftain
Letter: D
Meaning: Security; Strength

duir celtic tree month Snowbowlaspensto study this month – Eadha – White Poplar or Aspen Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Silver White
Class: Shrub
Letter: E
Meaning: Problems; Doubts; Fears.

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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  11      Low  12:09 AM     2.4   5:31 AM     Set  1:08 AM      35
~    11     High   5:39 AM     6.0   9:01 PM    Rise 12:39 PM
~    11      Low  12:19 PM     0.3
~    11     High   7:03 PM     6.6

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Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Make this an embraceable day!

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Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt What is? – What is a scary dream that I remember from my past?

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Quotes 

~  It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. – Mark Twain
~  Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. – Dalai Lama
~  A small bird makes a small catch. – Fljotsdale Saga, c.29
~  All great things are done for their own sake. – Robert Frost

I am totally confident not that the world will get better, but that we should not give up the game before all the cards have been played. The metaphor is deliberate; life is a gamble. Not to play is to foreclose any chance of winning. To play, to act, is to create at least a possibility of changing the world. – Howard Zinn, ‘We Should Not Give Up the Game Before All the Cards Have Been Played’

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Heron Bar Litha 2013Magick – Litha/Midsummer

Rose Petal Ice Cream
14 oz. whole milk
1 1/2 oz. fresh rose petals (rugosa roses or deep red tea roses)
2 oz. crystallized ginger, minced
1 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
2 cups heavy whipping cream

  1. In a saucepan, slowly heat the milk to approximately 200 degrees F.
  2. Remove from heat, add flowers, and steep for 15 minutes.
  3. While it is still warm, strain the milk through a cheesecloth.
  4. Add the ginger and sugar to the milk.
  5. Place the egg yolks in a small bowl and pour in half of the milk mixture.
  6. Stir the mixture with a spoon, and then pour it back into the saucepan.
  7. Place the pan over low heat and cook until the mixture is approximately 200 degrees F.
  8. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the whipping cream.
  9. Refrigerate the mixture until it is well chilled, then process in any ice cream machine.
    Quick method: – Soften high-quality vanilla ice cream, add the roses and re-freeze. Leave in the freezer for at least one day.

LAVENDER ICE CREAM

  • 14 oz. whole milk
  • 1 1/2 oz. fresh lavender flowers and leaves
  • 2 oz. crystallized ginger, minced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  1. In a saucepan, slowly heat the milk to approximately 200 degrees F.
  2. Remove from heat, add the lavender flowers, and steep for 15 minutes.
  3. While it is still warm, strain the milk through a cheesecloth.
  4. Add the ginger and sugar to the milk.
  5. Place the egg yolks in a small bowl and pour in half of the milk mixture.
  6. Stir the mixture with a spoon, and then pour it back into the saucepan.
  7. Place the pan over low heat and cook until the mixture is approximately 200 degrees F.
  8. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the whipping cream.
  9. Refrigerate the mixture until it is well chilled, then process in any ice cream machine.

Quick method: – Soften high-quality vanilla ice cream, add the lavender and re-freeze. Leave in the freezer for at least one day.

GOOSEBERRY FOOL – <isis_snow_tiger@yahoo.com>
4 cups Gooseberries
1/4 cup Water
2 cups Sugar
Whipped cream

  • Cook gooseberries in water until done (or you may use the equivalent of canned gooseberries).
  • Mash gooseberries in blender or food processor.
  • Beat sugar into hot gooseberries.
  • Cool mixture in fridge or freezer

When cold, mix with stiffly whipped cream and pour into sherbet glasses for serving.

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motif Silliness SmilieSilliness – The Rules of Chocolate – If not for chocolate, there would be no need for control top pantyhose. An entire garment industry would be devastated. You can’t let that happen, can you?

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