Daily Stuff 7-23-17 Loch Ness Monster

Hi, folks!

Minus Tide at 7:20 AM of -2.1 feet. House Capuchin Project Day noon to 6pm.

It’s windy today! 10mph in town with the gusts hitting 17 and down on the beaches it’s over 20 in places. The evergreens were making the rushing water sound. as I walked up from the apartment. I love that pathway. There are different scents with every step. It’s 63F with 73% humidity.

Tempus had to run back to the yard sale, since we didn’t get the knobs and washers for the rock tumbler drums. I sat at my desk and wheezed. They didn’t know where they were, but at least they know they’re missing.

We were busy in the early part of the day. Lots of customers through and saw Arrhiannon and her husband. 40th anniversary trip!

Trying to make more pincushion filling we discovered that the herb grinder we’ve been using wasn’t just stuck, it was blown out, so Tempus went out to the flea market to see what he could find and then spent a long time using the one he brought back. I was mostly doing paperwork between customers and stuffing/headering herbs, slowly.

We eventually had a whole bottle of pincushion filling, then had supper, then headed home.

Tempus has been busy loading our landlady’s car and watering. He let me sleep. 🙂 I have more “stuffing” to do today and some ironing, if he gets the pincushions stuff put away and then the House Capuchin people should be by this afternoon.

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Hoaxed_photo_of_the_Loch_Ness_monsterToday’s Feast is in honor of the Loch Ness Monster. Yesterday was the anniversary of the date in 1933 when interest was roused in the larger public, although stories about it seem to exist back to the 6th century, or were those attached to Nessie later? There are photos and films, sonar investigations and all kinds of evidence of something, but what is it? The monster is a cryptid, a critter that no one is sure exists! Some people believe it is a real creature. Some folks will tell you it’s all a hoax. <shrug> If I see it, I’ll tell you! There’s a lovely long article here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loch_Ness_Monster

Today’s plant is Ocean SprayHolodiscus discolor – Allows old grief and sorrow to surface and be released. Will support living in the here and now. Helpful for deep skin issues, like eczema, or respiratory problems and other healing uses. Medicinally has been used as a tonic and for various topical applications for skin healing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holodiscus_discolor

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Love & Light,
Anja

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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 7/23 at 2:46am.  Dark of the Moon, End of the cycle In the time leading up to the “New Moon” you may do banishings and other baneful magicks and healings that require blasting a disease away, as well as using the time for introspection and self-work. Do scrying, now. Good for reversing circumstances. God/dess Aspect: The One Beyond, the Watchers in the Outer Dark, psychopomps – Associated God/desses: Hecate, Kali, Arianhrod, Anja, Kore in the Underworld, Ereshkigal who was Inanna, Set/Seth, Hades, Osiris. Phase ends at the Tide Change on 7/23 at 2:46am. New Moon – The beginning of a new cycle. Keywords for the New phase are: beginning, birth, emergence, projection, clarity. It is the time in a cycle that you are stimulated to take a new action. During this phase the new cycle is being seeded by your vision, inner and outer. Engage in physical activity. Spend time alone. VISUALIZE your goals for the 29.6-day cycle ahead. The new moon is for starting new ventures, new beginnings. Also love and romance, health or job hunting. God/dess aspect: Infancy, the Cosmic Egg, Eyes-Wide-Open – Associated God/dess: Inanna who was Ereshkigal. Phase ends at 2:46pm on 7/24. 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 8/7 at 11:11am. 

In bright twilight, look low and use the Moon to find your way to Mercury and Regulus. Mercury moves fast with respect to the background stars; the pair is drawn here for the 24th. On the 25th, Mercury will be closer to Regulus’s lower left.
The tail of Scorpius curves low to the lower left of the Scorpion’s bright head and main body. How low depends on how far north or south you live: the farther south, the higher. Look for the two stars especially close together in the tail. These are Lambda and fainter Upsilon Scorpii, known as the Cat’s Eyes. They’re canted at an angle; the cat is tilting his head and winking. The Cat’s Eyes point west (right) by nearly a fist-width toward Mu Scorpii, a much tighter pair known as the Little Cat’s Eyes. Can you resolve Mu without using binoculars? It takes very sharp vision!

New Moon (exact at 2:46 a.m. July 23rd PDT).
Mercury (magnitude 0) is low above the west-northwest horizon 30 or 40 minutes after sunset. Catch it while you can.

Goddess Month of Kerea runs from 7/11 – 8/8
Celtic Tree Month of Tinne/Holly, Jul 8 – Aug 4
Runic half-month of Uruz/ Ur, 7/14-28 According to Pennick Ur represents primal strength, a time of collective action. A good time for beginnings! Pennick, Nigel, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992

Sun in Leo
Moon in Cancer enters Leo at 1:34am.
New Moon exact 2:46am
Saturn (8/25), Juno (8/26), Pluto (9/28), Neptune (11/22), Chiron (12/5) Retrograde
Color: Amber

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©2017 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright

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Celtic Tree Month of Tinne/Holly, Jul 8 – Aug 4, Tinne (CHIN-yuh), holly – The holly (Ilex aquifolium L.) is a shrub growing to 10 m (35 feet) in open woodlands and along clearings in forests. Hollies are evergreen, and stand out in winter among the bare branches of the deciduous forest trees that surround them. Hollies form red berries before Samhain which last until the birds finish eating them, often after Imbolc. The typical “holly leaf” is found on smaller plants, but toward the tops of taller plants the leaves have fewer spiny teeth. Hollies are members of the Holly family (Aquifoliaceae). The common holly is often cultivated in North America, as are hybrids between it and Asiatic holly species.

Graves (1966) and others are of the opinion that the original tinne was not the holly, but rather the holm oak, or holly oak (Quercus ilex L.). This is an evergreen oak of southern Europe that grows as a shrub, or as a tree to 25 m (80 feet). Like the holly, the holm oak has spiny-edged leaves on young growth. It does not have red berries, but it does have red leaf “galls” caused by the kermes scale insect; these are the source of natural scarlet dye. Holm oaks are occasionally cultivated in North America.

Tinne – Holly Ogam letter correspondences
Month: June
Color: Dark Grey
Class: Peasant
Letter: T
Meaning: Energy and guidance for problems to come

to study this month – Ioho – Yew Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Dark Green
Class: Chieftain
Letter: I, J, Y
Meaning: Complete change in life-direction or attitude.

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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
Su  23     High  12:20 AM     8.8   5:54 AM    Rise  6:17 AM      0
~    23      Low   7:20 AM    -2.1   8:51 PM     Set  9:09 PM
~    23     High   1:48 PM     7.0
~    23      Low   7:18 PM     1.7

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Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Don’t push the river, just let it flow.

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Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – What would you? – What would you do if you had all the money in the world?

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Quotes  

~  The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money. – Bernard Meltzer (1914-) American Law Professor
~  The road to a better tomorrow starts at the intersection of fear and faith. Take a deep breath and put the courage pedal to the metal! – David Roppo
~  The wise man does not show, he shines. He does not impose, he is noticed. He does not pretend, people see the result of his actions. He does not force himself, he progresses. – Lao Tzu
~  There is a big difference between a religion of belief and a spirituality based on understanding. – J.M.Greer

Knelt before power absolute, I close my eyes to see a path invisible to my sight. With light to guide me, my path will be of truth… courage… and love. My prayer is to no one, and to everything. Let fate lead me, always. My son, let these words lead you to a greater life. – Chronicles of the Jedi: Frostborn, forthcoming, Raun Beorson

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Lughnasadh Magick – The Rye-Wolf: Faerieworlds 2013 Opening Ceremony Poetry

August 1, 2013 at 10:21am

The rye-wolf is walking amongst the grass,
the blade of autumn rising.
Days of spring have come to pass,
the reapers greet the ripening.
Whence fields grow heavy in the ear,
and pale turn sheaves of ripened rye.
The seeds in springtimes furrows cast,
crown first harvest hour sky.

Hear we offer
summer’s first fruit,
upon the altar
of a meadow bright.
Hear we share
summer’s first grain,
within the temple
of ancient light.

Oh gather thy sheaves,
raise thy sickle to the grains,
hear the season call your name.
A golden wreath,
the crown of summer’s day,
hear the season call your name.
Tears of joy,
tears of sorrow,
hear the call, come home again.
A golden wreath,
the crown of summer’s day,
hear the season call your name.

The wheat-wolf is rushing over the field,
windy steps mark summer blades.
The dogs of harvest howl and wail,
at the last stroke of the summer’s flail.
Whence the sheaves have all been chopped to straw,
the reapers march and sing their song,
the grains in springtime’s furrows cast,
rise to crown the sky once more.

Hear we offer
summer’s first bread,
upon the altar
of fading day.
Hear we share
summer’s first wine,
within the temple
of golden rays.

Oh gather thy sheaves,
raise thy sickle to the grains,
hear the season call your name.
A golden wreath,
the crown of summer’s day,
hear the season call your name.
Tears of joy,
tears of sorrow,
hear the call, come home again.
A golden wreath,
the crown of summer’s day,
hear the season call your name.

The corn-wolf’s hour is growing short,
soon barley meets the threshing floor.
The seed is seperated from the chaff,
as autumn raises her blade once more.
The fields of grain will soon be razed,
and the wolf will have no place to hide.
Our hope’s in springtimes furrows cast,
shall bid the rye-wolf at last goodbye.

Hear we offer
summer’s first harvest,
upon the altar
of golden earth.
Hear we share
a horn of plenty,
a grateful blessing
of joy and mirth.

Oh gather thy sheaves,
raise thy sickle to the grains,
hear the season call your name.
A golden wreath,
the crown of summer’s day,
hear the season call your name.
Tears of joy,
tears of sorrow,
hear the call, come home again.
A golden wreath,
the crown of summer’s day,
hear the season call yourname.

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