Minus Tide at 5:24 PM of -0.3 feet.
By 5pm the rain had pretty much quit, but we had most of an inch since midnight! I heard about then that friends in Eugene were dealing with the river near their house making them a moat and they were sandbagging to make sure it didn’t get any more intimate with the foundations.
Tempus got back around 5:30 having left our friend and cat safely in their new place. We had some supper (he made chicken, peas and mashed potatoes) and he took back off to pick up a couple of dolls that I’m getting for models for my kid clothing stuff and the rain was bucketing down again.
By then I had gotten most of the easy parts of the pattern cards done and was doing the nit-picky stuff. He called from Newport to say that he had missed the lady, so I dropped her a facebook message and hoped…. They did get it sorted out and he went from there to the newspaper office and napped until the papers were ready.
He was later than usual taking off. The papers were thick, so he started at midnight. By then I was working on just patterns, not even the cards and then I got sleepy enough to take a nap. He picked me up just before 3am and we got going on the next leg of the route.
It was one of those nights when things don’t seem to go right. It was midnight before he got rolling. He was 1/2 an hour later than usual picking me up and then we discovered, part-way through, that his cell phone was awol. It was getting light as we did the part in Waldport proper and fully light by the time we were back from the run out Bayview. We tried several places for where the phone might be and finally found it in a sandy driveway down in Bayshore. As far as we could tell, it popped out of the holster. We got in at 7am.
….so my eyes are sandy and my brain is mush. I hope coffee helps. The shop will be open from 11am-6pm today. I’ll probably work on dumb stuff as the day gets going until my eyes come all the way open.
Sage, Salvia Officinalis, sometimes called true sage, or culinary sage, is a plant that has been used in cookery, magick and medicine for many thousands of years. It is one of the ingredients in Four Thieves Vinegar. The blossoms make a delicious tea. – Masculine, Jupiter, Air– In purple cloth, brings wisdom. Worn in an amulet sewn into a horn shape protects against the evil eye. Used as a wash, or sniffed, enhances youthful mindset and appearance. Eat sage in May for long life. Carry to promote wisdom. Write a wish on a sage leaf and sleep on it. If you dream of it, it will happen, else bury the leaf in the ground. More here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_officinalis
Tibetan Uprising Day – This is the anniversary of the uprising of Tibet against China in 1959. The uprising failed and the Dalai Lama had to flee and has lived in exile since. Tibet is not free, and China has been pretty cruel. More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibetan_Uprising_Day and on the Dalai Lama here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalai_Lama
The shop opens at 11am! Winter Hours are 11am-5pm Thursday through Monday, although we’re there a lot later most nights. Closing is drifting later with the sunset time, but it won’t be official until Spring Break. Need something off hours? Give us a call at 541-563-7154 or Facebook or email at firstname.lastname@example.org If we’re supposed to be closed, but it looks like we’re there, try the door. If it’s open, the shop’s open! In case of bad weather, check here at the blog for updates, on our Facebook as Ancient Light, or call the shop.
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 3/12 at 7:54am. 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 at the Full on 3/12 at 7:54am. Full Moon – The day of the day before and day after the true Full Moon. “And better it be when the moon is full!”! Prime time for rituals for prophecy, for spells to come to fruition, infusing health and wholeness, etc. A good time for invoking deity. FRUITION Manifesting goals, nurturing, passion, healing, strength, power. Workings on this day are for protection, divination. “extra power”, job hunting, healing serious conditions Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams. God/dess Aspect: Mother/Abundance/Kingship – – Associated God/desses: Danu, Cerridwen, Gaia, Aphrodite, Isis, Jupiter, Amon-Ra. Phase ends on 3/13 at 7:5pm.
As the Moon waxes toward full (on the 12th), it shines under Leo, a few degrees below or lower left of Regulus this evening. The Sickle of Leo extends upper left from Regulus. Leo will be very high in the southwest or south. For times, detailed maps, a finder chart for the star (easily spotted less than 1° northeast of Lambda Leonis), and other information, see Steve Preston’s prediction page for this event.
Late tonight comes the second-brightest asteroid occultation predicted this year for North America. A 6.3-magnitude star in Leo’s snout, just in front of the Sickle, should snap out of sight for up to 3 seconds for observers along a narrow track running from the Georgia coast to just north of San Francisco. The culprit is the 15th-magnitude asteroid 1343 Nicole, only about 26 km (16 miles) in diameter.
Neptune is hidden behind the glare of the Sun.
Goddess Month of Moura, runs from 2/20-3/19
Celtic Tree Month of Nuin/Nion/Ash, Feb 18 – Mar 17
Runic half-month of Teiwaz/Tyr, 2/27-3/13 This is a time of positive regulation, sacrifice and hard work in order to progress. Runic half-month of Berkana/ Beorc, 3/14-29 Half-month ruled by the goddess of the birch tree; a time of purification for rebirth and new beginnings.
Sun in Pisces
Moon in Leo enters Virgo at 2:07pm
Venus (4/15), Jupiter (6/9) Retrograde
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Celtic Tree Month of Nuin/Nion/Ash, Feb 18 – Mar 17, Nion (NEE-uhn), ash – the common ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) is a major tree of lowland forests in much of Europe, along with oaks and beeches. It grows to 40 m (130 feet) in open sites, with a broad crown reminiscent of American elm trees. Ash was and still is an important timber tree, and is a traditional material for the handle of a besom. The common ash is occasionally cultivated in North America, and similar native ash species are widely grown as street trees. Ashes are members of the Olive family (Oleaceae).
Ogam letter correspondences to study this month Oir – Spindle Ogam letter correspondences
Letter: TH, OI
Meaning: Finish obligations and tasks or your life cannot move forward.
Tides for Alsea Bay
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
~ /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
F 10 Low 4:49 AM 2.1 6:37 AM Set 5:41 AM 91
~ 10 High 10:41 AM 8.1 6:16 PM Rise 4:32 PM
~ 10 Low 5:24 PM -0.3
~ 10 High 11:45 PM 7.4
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – I’ll watch my thinking and keep improving it.
~ One man’s tale is but half a tale. – Grettir’s Saga, c,46
~ Only two things are infinite- the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the universe. – Albert Einstein
~ Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Confucius
~ People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. – George Allen
Self evaluation is the foundation of new perspectives and positive transformation. Most people think they already know everything. This is a strategic advantage for the few who realize that learning is an everyday occurrence. I don’t care if you know it — I care how good you are at it. – Jeffrey Gitomer
Take a fresh approach to this classic spring activity! With these 8 sweet ideas for food, decorations, activities and more, plan an egg hunt party that’s fun for all ages.
8 Egg Hunt Party Ideas
- Papier Mâché Eggs: In lieu of the usual plastic eggs, craft one-of-a-kind versions with water balloons, tissue paper and our Papier Mâché Tutorial. Leave an opening big enough for wrapped candies, and seal off eggs after filling.
- Egg Scavenger Hunt: Along with putting candy or coins inside eggs, slip in riddles or clues leading to the next egg’s whereabouts, like “Rise and shine,” for an egg hidden by an alarm clock. Have all the clues eventually lead to the same egg, and crown the first to find it with bunny ears! Tip: When making clues, consider your party’s main age group. Keep things simple for toddlers with visual hints, incorporate current events for teenagers, and stump adults with related trivia.
- Paint-Dipped Baskets: Give plain baskets a quick shock of color with our Paint-Dipped Crafts How-To. Or go beyond the basket, dipping canvas tote bags instead. Clean paint pails do the trick, too.
- DIY Egg-Shaped Chalk & Crayons: The hunt’s come and gone, but the sugar rush is just beginning. Help channel all that extra energy by making egg-shaped chalk and crayons kids can tote home as favors.
- Big Kid Egg Decorating: Offer more advanced egg decorating to teenagers and adults; see 17 unique looks in our Not-Your-Average Eggs slideshow. For big crowds, try the leaf-printing technique, or turn eggs into critters and seedling planters.
- Instant Egg Centerpiece: Fill clear jars or vases with foil-wrapped chocolate eggs, cluster them together, and you’ve got one sweet centerpiece. Plus, it doubles as a help-yourself candy buffet! Tip: Let your centerpiece speak for itself by filling vessels with egg versions of Homemade Conversation Hearts, writing sweet spring-inspired sentiments like “No bunny loves you like I do.”
- 5-Minute Egg Wreath: Hot glue speckled malted-milk eggs to a foam wreath form, and it becomes a darling indoor decoration—just be sure to hang it where children and pets can’t reach it. Tip: Filled with colorful fruits, spiral bird feeders double as outdoor egg hunt décor.
- Homemade Egg Creams: Serve up old-fashioned fun with this classic fountain drink, which despite its name doesn’t contain any egg. For a real soda shop feel, mix them to order:
- Step 1: Spoon 3-4 tablespoons chocolate syrup into a 16-ounce glass.
- Step 2: Pour in about 1/2 cup of very cold milk.
- Step 3: Stream in seltzer water until the foam is about 1” from the top of the glass. The trick to fluffy, pure white froth? As you add the seltzer water, gently stir together the syrup and milk at the bottom, being careful not to let the two mix.
Tip: For the rest of your menu, bring on the eggs. Try any—or all—of the 9 tried-and-true dishes in our Egg Recipe Slideshow.
What are your egg hunt traditions?
Silliness – Late Night Funny – Eric Trump recently said that the Trump Organization will “probably not” pursue business deals in Russia in the next few years. They’ll also “probably not” tell us if they do. – Seth Meyers