This is a little weird on today’s weather. The sun is going in and out and we got poured on last night. We spent quite awhile with the door to the solarium open so we could listen, but the weather station in Waldport proper says that there was no precipitation yesterday or today! There’s also a 10 degree difference in temperature from the more-local-to-the-apartment weather station and the one in town. Well, out here it’s 66F and we have gotten 1/3 of an inch of rain in the last 24 hours. There’s a fairly steady breeze and about a 30% chance of rain this evening.
Yesterday started slowly, but got better as the day went on. After I got the newsletter out Tempus helped me get some of the office stuff sorted out, then he headed back for the apartment to get the freezer set up. I was awfully tired, but I started packing up some of the stuff for storage and then worked on pricing some things for sale. In between I worked on pictures. Around closing time he was still working and I had more to do, so I just stayed at the shop and worked. We didn’t get home until going on 11pm.
Today we’re going to be shifting some more stuff. At least the weather looks better than what was forecast!
Today’s plant, Western Bracken Fern, Pteridium aquilinum, is a hardy plant that moves into disturbed ground. It dies down in the winter and grows very green, standing waist-high in the warm parts of the summer. You read a lot in literature of people making love in the bracken, which is part of its association with fertility. – Masculine, Mercury, Air – Burn outside for rain, use in amulets for protection, healing and fertility. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pteridium_aquilinum
Today is the anniversary of the adoption of the first flag of the USA which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. There is a house in Philadelphia where a Flag Day parade is held every year in front of the house where US folklore has it that Betsy Ross stitched the first flag. Well, it’s folklore…. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-the-american-flag/2011/06/08/AG3ZSkOH_story.html
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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 Gibbous Moon – From seven to fourteen days after the new moon. For spells that need concentrated work over a ¼ moon cycle this is the best time for constructive workings. Aim to do the last working on the day of the Full moon, before the turn. Keywords for the Gibbous phase are: analyze, prepare, trust. It is the time in a cycle to process the results of the actions taken during the First Quarter. During this phase you are gathering information. Give up making judgments; it will only lead to worry. Your knowledge is incomplete. Laugh. Analyze and filter. LOOK WITHIN. God/dess aspect: Maiden/Youth, but in the uncommitted phase, the Warriors – Associated God/desses: Dion, Dionysius, Venus, Thor. Phase ends a the Full on 6/18 at 4:02pm.
Look for 1st-magnitude <<< Spica about 4° below the Moon this evening (for North America). High above them shines >>> Arcturus.
Mars (magnitude –1.7, in Libra) remains big and bright; it was closest to Earth on May 30th. It’s the yellow-orange thing shining in the southeast at nightfall, and due south later at night. After dark, yellow Mars shines nearly as intensely as white Jupiter in the southwest. Saturn and Antares lie to Mars’s east: lower left at dusk. The Mars-Antares-Saturn triangle stands highest in the south around 11 or midnight daylight-saving time. This is when the planets are likely to appear sharpest in a telescope. Mars shrinks a little this week, from 18.3 to 17.7 arcseconds in diameter. Get your best looks while you can. See our telescopic guide to Mars in the April Sky & Telescope, page 48, or the versiononline. And set our Mars Profiler for your time and date.
Goddess Month of Rosea runs from 6/13 – 7/10
Celtic Tree Month of Duir/Oak, Jun 10 – Jul 7
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
Tu 14 Low 3:27 AM 1.4 5:31 AM Set 2:31 AM 64
~ 14 High 9:10 AM 4.9 9:02 PM Rise 3:35 PM
~ 14 Low 2:58 PM 1.8
~ 14 High 9:23 PM 6.9
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – I shall resolve to show the same face everywhere, and I’ll become serene.
~ Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is. – Will Rogers
~ Self-worth comes from one thing – thinking that you are worthy. – Wayne Dyer
~ Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable. – Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) US first lady (33)
~ A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. – James Dent
I had my first talk with Mary in the kitchen of this house … I was as diplomatic as possible, but I had to say I suspected her of making people sick and that I wanted specimens of her urine, feces and blood. It did not take Mary long to react to this suggestion. She seized a carving fork and advanced in my direction. – George Soper, a sanitary engineer, recalling Mary (‘Typhoid Mary’) Mallon on their first meeting in March, 1907, New York city, USA. Mallon died on November 11, 1938.
Summer Invocation by Trish Telesco – http://www.fortunecity.com/greenfield/tigris/567/id20.htm
Fireflies and summer sun
in circles round
we become as one.
Singing songs at magick’s hour
we bring the winds
and timeless powers.
Turning inward, hand in hand
we dance the hearth
to heal the land.
Standing silent, beneath the sky
we catch the fire
from out God’s eye.
Swaying breathless, beside the sea
we call the Goddess
so mote it be!
(This can be used as a chant, part of a spiral dance, or to invoke quarters.)