3rd of July is the Fireworks in Waldport! That’s this coming Sunday! If you want to come celebrate with us we’re doing a cookout in front of the shop. Bring a dish to share! We’ve got the hotdogs and burgers! We’re only a block from the best spots to watch the display so come celebrate Independence Day with us!
Yesterday we got moving very much later than usual. We needed to rest up a bit and we had trouble with the supposed “sleep music” that was playing all night. I kept waking up and didn’t figure out why until nearly 7am…. so once I went solidly to sleep I didn’t wake until noon.
Tempus and I spent a little while in the meditation garden, too. Sweet fresh air and watching the sunlight playing on the leaves and the reflection on the undersides of the foliage was a real treat. We don’t often get a break like that!
After that we went to the shop after I sorted the freezer stuff into the internal baskets that finally got that far and I started working on newsletters. Tempus needed to get a tire for the car since one is losing pressure and it didn’t come in as early as it should, so around 4pm he was still getting the old wheel off, finding the nail that caused the problem in the process. He got the new one on the rim and then back onto the car by 6pm. …and then discovered that he’s going to need one for the other side, too!
I got a nap while he went to the store and then settled back in to setting up newsletters. Sabrina stopped by with a box of ribbons and trims that she has no use for. Tempus headed for Newport to start his paper run not long after that. I got those partly sorted out during the evening, so we could give her the tote back. I also managed a bit of sewing after that, alternating between setting up files and sewing.
Tempus stopped for me at 2am. We had a good time riding together talking about things and were crawling into bed at about 4:30. He’s still asleep. I’m thinking I’m going to end up taking a nap at some point today.
Today I’m hoping to get some of the totes of dishes and food prep stuff sorted out again. We’ve brought a lot of bits and pieces home over the last few weeks that have been parked until we had time to deal with them. I have more files to work on for the newsletter, refills of quotes and the Magick section. Not certain what Tempus is planning for today other than “more stuff”!
Today’s feast is for Petosiris, called Ankhefenkhons, who was the high priest of Thoth at Hermopolis and held various priestly degrees in the service of Sakhmet, Khnum, Amen-Re and Hathor. The son of Sishu and Nefer-renpet, he lived in the second half of the 4th century BCE under Persian rule. In his tomb inscriptions (his tomb is in the necropolis at Tuna el-Gebel) he prided himself on having restored the fortunes of the temples in which he served. There is a pseudepigraphic onomantic text, Petosiris to Nechepso, and it is possible that the priestly Petosiris described in this article is the inspiration for the attribution of authorship. Nechepso lived in the 7th century BC and that the text is likely 2nd century BC. http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/texts/petosiris.htm
Today’s plant is Goldenrod, Solidago Canadensis. A good browse plant, although not shade-tolerant, it is one of the first plants to colonize burned-off areas. In Fukishima it has taken over the rice fields near the wrecked nuclear plant. – Feminine, Venus, Air – Wear a piece of goldenrod to see your future love. Hold a piece in the hand and it will direct you to things you’ve lost or buried treasure. If it blooms by your door without being planted, good fortune will follow. It’s also used in money spells and has the property of survival. Wiki article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solidago_canadensis
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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 7/4 at 4:01am. 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 on 6/29 at 4:01pm. Hecate’s Brooch – 3-5 days before New Moon – Best time for Releasing Rituals. It’s the last few days before the new moon, the time of Hecate’s Brooch. This is the time that if you’re going to throw something out, or sweep the floors, or take stuff to Good Will, do it! Rid yourself of negativity and work on the letting go process. Release the old, removing unwanted negative energies, addictions, or illness. Do physical and psychic cleansings. Good for wisdom & psychic ability. Goddess Aspect: Crone Associated God/desses: Callieach, Banshee, Hecate, Baba Yaga, Ereshkigal, Thoth. Phase ends at the Dark on 7/2 at 4:01pm.
As evening grows late, even the lowest star of the Summer Triangle climbs fairly high in the east. That would be Altair, a good three or four fists at arm’s length below or lower right of bright Vega.
Look left of Altair, by hardly more than one fist, for the compact little constellation Delphinus >>> , the Dolphin.
Mars (magnitude –1.5, in Libra) is now only Sirius-bright; it was closest to Earth on May 30th. It’s the yellow-orange point shining in the south during and after dusk. Mars shrinks from 17 to 16 arcseconds wide this week, as Earth pulls ahead of it in our faster orbit around the Sun. See our telescopic guide to Mars in the AprilSky & Telescope, page 48, or the version online. 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 Fehu/ Feoh, 6/29-7/13 Important in the runic year cycle, today marks beginning of the first rune, Feoh, sacred to Frey and Freya (Freyja), the lord and lady often worshipped in modern Wicca. It is the half-month of wealth and success. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, 1992
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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
W 29 Low 2:50 AM 0.8 5:35 AM Rise 2:09 AM 37
~ 29 High 8:43 AM 5.3 9:05 PM Set 3:48 PM
~ 29 Low 2:26 PM 1.4
~ 29 High 8:54 PM 7.9
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – At least once a day sit and do nothing!
~ It is foolish to fear what you cannot avoid. Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes. – Publius Syrus
~ A man’s true wealth is the good he does in the world. – Kahlil Gibran
~ A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. – Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) US President (26)
~ We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided. – Alexander Hamilton
I live …
For the cause that lacks assistance,
For the wrong that needs resistance,
For the future in the distance
And the good that I can do. – Poem quoted on the title page of the diary of Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Most of us feel unhappy, if not actually angry, when we see litter in our parks, roads, and countryside. But I also feel a great deal of sadness when I visit an ancient monument, or even a woodland area, and find evidence of previous visitors. This is not just confined to empty cans, packets, and cigarette ends, it also includes empty tealight (nightlight) holders, wax, ribbons, and other non-biodegradable items. Ours is a nature-based belief system and it is up to every one of us to ensure that not only our daily lives but also our magical ones are in harmony with the land.
So what can we offer? Small gifts of things which will benefit the animals, birds and other life such as seeds, grain and fruit are acceptable. Drinks poured on the ground are also acceptable in small quantities. For example, a little alcohol can represent an offering of value. Other unobtrusive but natural gifts can include plaits of grasses or even a few hairs tied together. In such cases it is the amount of effort which is put in that counts, not the size of the offering. If it can be easily seen from a couple of paces away then it is almost certainly too much. Remember that if every visitor to a popular site did as you do, there would be a mountain of offerings left to spoil the place for other users. ~Author Unknown~
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