Daily Stuff 6-11-17 Fortuna

Hi, folks!

Minus Tide at 8:44 AM of -0.9 feet. House Capuchin’s Project Day noon to 6pm.

The sunlight has been coming and going all morning. Out at sea the sky is a lovely blue with some cirrus splotches here and there and the usual marine layer out by the horizon. Over the Coast Range, the clouds are lumpy and grey and thick. In the middle there are some lovely white piles of cheese curds (you can tell what I’ve been doing!) and some wisps of cirrus. The ocean is marvelously blue and so is the downbay, but upstream of the bridge it’s all grey-brown. It’s breezy today. It’s making my windchime sound. We got 6 tenths of an inch of rain, yesterday. It didn’t seem like that much…. and we have 1/2 a week of it, yet, although not that much except on Wednesday evening into Thursday.

Yesterday started with a flurry of customers and then the sun came out and they all vanished. 🙂 I got out the embroidery that I started Friday evening and worked on that, alternating with computer stuff.

I did a little sewing and it kicked up my back. Gotta be something with height or posture… So Tempus and I played with that a little, trying different things. We finally discovered that my regular sewing chair works a lot better, so I just get tired, no back problems.


It got busy again, later in the day, and then my spoons ran out and I did almost nothing but read.

Today is House Capuchin’s Project Day. I have a sewing project to finish and then I want to do another batch of cheese, if I can. Those clouds got my mind heading in that direction….

170px-TomisFortuna2Today’s feast is *not* the Rosalia, it is one of the feasts of Fortuna, but Wiki has come up with an 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 plant pic coltsfoot herb Petasites_frigidus_1030card in the Tarot. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortuna

Today’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

The shop is open Thursday through Monday (closed today), although we’re there a lot later most nights. Need something off hours? Give us a call at 541-563-7154 or Facebook or email at ancientlight@peak.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

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 6/23 at 7:11pm. Waning Gibbous Moon Best time for draining the energy behind illness, habits or addictions. Magicks of this sort, started now, should be ended before the phase change to the New Moon. – Associated God/dess: Hera/Hero, Cybele, Zeus the Conqueror, Mars/Martius, Anansi, Prometheus. Phase ends at the Quarter on 6/17 at 4:33am. 

A small telescope will show Jupiter’s moon Io reappearing out of eclipse from Jupiter’s shadow around 11:32 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Watch for it to gradually emerge into view just east of the planet.
Saturn (magnitude 0.0, in southern Ophiuchus) reaches opposition on the night of June 14–15. It glows low in the southeast at nightfall, 16° lower left of twinklier Antares. Not until after midnight is Saturn highest in the south.

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. 

Sun in Gemini
Moon in Capricorn
Saturn (8/25), Juno (8/26), Pluto (9/28) Retrograde
Color: Gold

Planting 6/10-12


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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

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

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


Waves tide

Tides for Alsea Bay

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~            /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                                     Visible
Su  11     High   1:42 AM     7.5   5:31 AM     Set  7:31 AM      98
11      Low   8:44 AM    -0.9   9:01 PM    Rise 10:41 PM
11     High   3:19 PM     6.2
11      Low   8:37 PM     2.8


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Dance for a spiritual lift. (Yes, I know you’re tired, and think you can’t dance. Put on some fun music and go for it, anyway!)


Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – Auto-Biographical narrative – How do you react when you realize you’ve made a mistake?



~  Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself. – Plato
~  Three keys to success: read, read, read.-  Lenin
~  Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time. – Benjamin Disraeli
~  To be normal is the ideal aim of the unsuccessful. – Carl Jung

‘Tis June, and all the lowland swamps
Are rich with tufted reeds and ferns,
And filmy with the vaporous damps
That rise when twilight’s crimson burns. –George Arnold (1834–65)


Litha Magick – Chant/Invocation

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.)

Midsummer by JT – http://www.fortunecity.com/greenfield/tigris/567/id20.htm

Midsummer —
Longest day
Shortest night
Longest light
Shortest dark
The world within
Echoes the world without
Lush foliage, leaves unfurled
Soft springy grass dotted with
Brightly colored flowers peeping through
The earth is green and bright
With warm sunny days
Clear velvety blue skies
Gentle cool breezes
Nature in glory
Our hopes blossom
Creativity flowers
With the season
The seeds of the fruit
Our desires will bear
Can be seen
On the stems
Of our dreams


motif Silliness SmilieSilliness – Philosophy & Mathematics

Philosophy is a game with objectives and no rules.
Mathematics is a game with rules and no objectives.

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