Daily Stuff 6-29-17 Petosiris

Hi, folks!

Last Minus Tide of the cycle at 11:34 AM of -0.4feet. Sewing tonight from 6-8pm. Featured photo by me.

The sky is finally clear. Omgs, clear! 61F and the humidity is finally dropping. It’s down to 68%. The wind is at 10, and higher on the beaches. This feels like summer.

Yesterday was kinda of an off day. Not sure what happened but I started feeling really awful and it took several hours for it to let go. It was really hard to get to sleep. I’m still hurting this morning but I have no idea what set it off, but it’s not nearly as bad as it was yesterday. I got nothing done because I felt so awful and Tempus didn’t do that much, either. We did clean up a bit. He got the mat in the bathroom taken out and hosed off and swept in there.

Today we’re hoping for better things. I have some sewing projects that I’m working on. He has some boxes to sort. I have a few more things to price and set out. Then sewing tonight and then the paper run.

 

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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

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plant herb flower Solidago_canadensis_20050815_248Today’s plant is GoldenrodSolidago 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,
Anja

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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 7/8 at 9:07pm. Waxing Crescent phaseKeywords 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 6/30 at 5:51pm.

The central stars of the constellation Lyra, forming a small triangle and parallelogram, dangle to the lower right from bright Vega high in the east. The two brightest stars of the pattern, after Vega, are the two forming the bottom of the parallelogram: Beta and Gamma Lyrae, Sheliak and Sulafat. They’re currently lined up vertically. Beta is the one on top.
Uranus (magnitude 5.9, in Pisces) is well up in the east before the beginning of dawn, and Neptune (magnitude 7.9, in Aquarius) is higher in the southeast at that time.

Goddess Month of Rosea runs from 6/13 – 7/10
Celtic Tree Month of Duir/Oak, Jun 10 – Jul 7 –
Runic New Year and 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

Sun in Cancer
Moon in Virgo
Saturn (8/25), Juno (8/26), Pluto (9/28), Neptune (11/22) Retrograde
Color: Crimson

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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.

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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
Th  29     High   4:54 AM     6.7   5:35 AM     Set 12:28 AM      27
~    29      Low  11:34 AM    -0.4   9:05 PM    Rise 12:06 PM
~    29     High   6:13 PM     7.0

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Affirmation/Thought for the Day – MOST OF ALL BE TRUE TO YOURSELF.

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Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – Auto-Biographical narrative – Tell about a dream that you can remember.

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Quotes  

~  A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds. – Shelley
~  But I can tell – let truth be told – That love will change in growing old; Though day by day is nought to see, So delicate his motions be.  – Robert Bridges (1844-1930) English writer
~  Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. – Nicholas Murray Butler
~  Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action. – Orison Swett Marden

Speculation and grief find no life or support
Here where wine dances and soul-music plays.
O my heart-friends, taste deep of Eternal Joy!
Like flowers and grasses, bow your lips to the stream. – Jalal-ud-Din Rumi (Translated by Andrew Harvey from A Year of Rumi)

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Lughnasadh Magick – Correspondences

Incense – Sandalwood, Rose, Aloes, Chamomile, Passionflower, Frankincense

HERBS to use in your magic at Lughnasadh: goldenrod, peony, nasturtium, clover blossom, yarrow, heliotrope, boneset, vervain, Queen Anne’s lace, myrtle, rose, sunflower, poppy, milkweed, Irish moss, mushroom, wheat, corn, rye, oat, barley, rice, garlic, onion, basil, mint, aloe, acacia, meadowsweet, apple leaf, raspberry leaf, strawberry leaf, bilberry leaf, blueberry leaf, mugwort, hops, holly, comfrey, marigold, grape vine, ivy, hazelnut, blackthorn, elder, bee pollen. Acacia, all grains, blackberry, calendula, frankincense, grape, heather, mistletoe, oak, rose, sandalwood, sunflower, Grapes, heather, crabapple, pear

STONES: Cat’s-eye, citrine, aventurine, golden topaz, obsidian, moss agate, rhodochrosite, clear quartz, marble, slate, granite, lodestone. Aventurine, Citrine, Peridot, Sardonyx

Foods appropriate for Lammas are breads, berries, crab apples, and any locally ripe produce. Breads, Cornbread, Cider, Blackberry pies and jellies, Rice, Meadowsweet tea, Berries, Nuts, Turnips, Oats, Elderberry wine, Rice cakes, Wheat crackers, Corn muffins, Oat cakes, Beer/mead, Rice milk

Decorations – Corn dollies, any wheat weaving crafts, Shafts of grain, Sunflowers, Indian corn, Bread

Colors: Pumpkin orange, sunny yellow, muted brown and sage green Yellow, Orange, Green, Brown, Red Colors are Golden Yellow, Orange, Green, and Light Brown.

flowers sacred to Lammas – goldenrod, peony, nasturtium, clover blossom, yarrow, heliotrope, boneset, vervain, Queen Anne’s lace, myrtle, rose, sunflower, poppy, milkweed, mushroom, wheat, corn, rye, oat, barley, rice, basil, mint, meadowsweet, apple leaf, raspberry leaf, strawberry leaf, bilberry leaf, blueberry leaf, mugwort, hops, holly, comfrey, marigold, grape vine, ivy.
Offerings: Bread, Cider, Cakes

Spellwork – Spells for prosperity, Abundance, Good fortune, Connectedness, Career, Health, Financial gain

God/desses – Hermes/Mercury, Thoth, Frey, Lugh, Macha – The Goddess manifests as Demeter, Ceres, Corn Mother, and other agricultural Goddesses. The God manifests as Lugh, John Barleycorn, and vegetation Gods.

Spells

connectedness, career, health, and financial gain. Spells for abundance are completely appropriate now. As the sun is growing weaker, it is a good time to do grounding and sun meditations, then use the golden rays of the sun (gathered during meditation) in spellcasting.
Meanings

  • middle of Summer
  • beginning of the harvest
  • Canning goes into full swing
  • magickal cabinets are stocked with herbs
  • prepare your household for fall and the upcoming Winter months.
  • first of three harvest festivals
  • associated with ripening grain
  • fruits of the harvest
  • be aware that summer is passing and winter is on its way.
  • It is a festival of plenty and prosperity.

Activities

  • Decorate the altar and house with grains such as barley, oats and wheat — also fruits and veggies.
  • Begin gathering and drying herbs, flower, grains or seeds for spellworking in the next year.
  • Make magickal oils now with fresh herbs.
  • Braid onion and garlic charms.
  • Onion is sacred to the sun — because of its shape, and its dye is a golden amber to burnt apricot. When the onion is cut, it reveals the symbolism of the moon.
  • Garlic, too, is sacred to the moon — the crescent shape of the cloves. It exorcises evil and protects.
  • Collect rain and storm water for use in spellwork or to empower objects, add dried mugwort and store in glass bottles.
  • Make a corn wheel.
  • Bake a loaf of bread on Lammas. If you’ve never made bread before, this is a good time to start. Honor the source of the flour as you work with it: remember it was once a plant growing on the mother Earth. If you have a garden, add something you’ve harvested–herbs or onion or corn–to your bread. If you don’t feel up to making wheat bread, make corn bread.
  • Corn Dolly -Another way to honor the Grain Goddess is to make a corn doll. This is a fun project to do with kids. . She’s your visual representation of the harvest. As you work on her, think about what you harvested this year. Give your corn dolly a name, perhaps one of the names of the Grain Goddess or one that symbolizes your personal harvest. Dress her in a skirt, apron and bonnet and give her a special place in your house. She is all yours till the spring when you will plant her with the new corn, returning to the Earth that which She has given to you. Make a corn dolly to save for next Imbolc.
  • This is the perfect holiday to honor the prosperity and generosity of Mother Earth. It is a season to throw away useless thoughts and habits and to form new ideas which bring renewed strength. Reflect on these topics alone in the privacy of your journal or share them with others around a fire. Lughnasad is one of the great Celtic fire-festivals, so if at all possible, have your feast around a bonfire.

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