For a bright sunshiny day it’s awfully cloudy. 🙂 There are some blue streaks over the ocean, but otherwise it’s nice and bright, but no shadows. Here in town the wind is at 5, gusting to 9mph. It’s mostly lower than the except for the usual spots on the beaches, one of which is registering 19mph at the moment. The humidity is down to 65% which means my mouth is really dry this morning. It’s 54F. The rain and low that we’re expecting on Monday has shifted farther into the evening.
Yesterday was a tired day. Both Tempus and I kept going all day, but wow…. I had a bunch of computer stuff to whomp through and then I got my project finished and mailed. Whew! Ok, next on the list is getting ready for Spring Break (we’re already seeing folks from CA) and then summer.
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 is open 11-5pm Thursday through Monday, 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 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
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 3/17 at 6:12am. 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 3/12 at 6:12pm.
The waning Moon at dawn passes by Mars, then Saturn.
On the traditional divide between the winter and spring sky lies the dim constellation Cancer. It’s between Gemini to its west and Leo to its east. Cancer holds something unique: the Beehive Star Cluster, M44, in its middle.
The Beehive >>>>>> shows dimly to the naked eye if you have little or no light pollution. With binoculars it’s easy, even under worse conditions. Look for it a little less than halfway from Pollux in Gemini to Regulus in Leo.
starts at 2 a.m. Sunday morning for most of North America.
Neptune is hidden in conjunction with 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.
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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
Sa 10 Low 12:24 AM 3.6 6:37 AM Rise 2:28 AM 47
~ 10 High 6:27 AM 6.8 6:16 PM Set 11:59 AM
~ 10 Low 1:49 PM 1.3
~ 10 High 8:30 PM 5.5
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Every morning is the dawn of a new error…..
~ There is no salvation for us but to adopt Civilization and lift ourselves down to its level. – MarkTwain.
~ We create change in our lives one decision at a time. Be mindful! – M. Ross
~ We learned ten thousand ways that would not work. – Thomas Edison.
~ What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories. — George Eliot
The dangers of not thinking clearly are much greater now than ever before. It’s not that there’s something new in our way of thinking, it’s that credulous and confused thinking can be much more lethal in ways it was never before. – Carl Sagan, 1996
Pair two egg-shaped pieces of felt and stitch along their border, leaving about an inch open to stuff with filling. Complete the stitching, then add embellishments of your choice, like buttons.
Tightly, yet carefully, wrap a strip of lace around your egg. Twist the two ends together, then secure with a rubber band. Delicately dab paint over the lace, allow it to dry, then remove the lace to reveal your ornate pattern.
Don’t buy that fake grass for your basket! Ick! Make this instead – it’s easy and fun!
- a basket
- winter rye seed
- aluminum foil
- plastic wrap
- potting soil
- dried flowers (optional)
- Two weeks before you need the basket, line the basket with the aluminum foil
- Fill with potting soil
- Sprinkle the top with the rye seed, cover with 1/4 inch of soil, and moisten.
- Cover the basket with the plastic wrap to help keep it moist; place in a warm area (on top of the refrigerator is good, if you don’t forget to check it!
- After the rye grass has sprouted, remove the plastic wrap and keep a close eye on it. Water if begins to dry.
- After a few weeks, you’ll have a basket full of grass! Weave dried flowers around the edge if you like, and place your eggs inside.