Daily Stuff 3-25-18 Hilaria

House Capuchin Project Day Noon to 5pm.

47F is a *lot* better than what we’ve been doing! There are a couple of spots where it’s in the upper 30’s, but most are 45F and up, and there’s no wind. The clouds are almost solid, but it’s “almost” and quite bright, enough to make the moisture in the air incandescent at times. We ought to get a few dry days, Wednesday through Sunday. That will be nice! …and the radio is playing, “Here comes the sun!” 🙂

We had several deliveries during the day. I have some new shells to price and set out, honey and maple syrup for candy and nice fresh eggs for suppers.

I had AllClassicalFM on the computer during the day and occasionally just dialed the sound up. The “Ride of the Valkyries”, anyone? 🙂 “Flying through the skies, picking up dead guys, you grab the redhead, I’ll get the blond…. ” <snort> <giggle>

>>>>>>>>> Love that pic! >>>>>>>>>>

By mid-afternoon we started to get customers. They were browsing mostly. …and when it got quiet, Tempus finally took a nap and I sat and read.

I ended up doing a long reading late in the afternoon and then we had some more browsers in afterwards. I priced and set out a few more rocks.

We headed home around 8pm and fell into bed, although we were both up for several hours during the night, but we’re here, now, and opening up.

Today is House Capuchin Project Day and I’m hoping to set up a tvarog at some point.


Sweet_William dianthus barbatus

Today’s Plant is Sweet William, Dianthus barbatus. It is often called Carnation, just like others of the dianthus species and I’ve seen it misnamed “phlox” on plant tags at Fred Meyer’s. The difference is the scent. It still has a sweet scent, but not of clove, like gillyflower, or no scent, like phlox. The flowers are edible and attract butterflies and bees, and the seeds will draw birds, who sometimes will also go after the flowers. They’re good as cut flowers, lasting a decent while, being tall, and a cluster, rather than multiple stems. Cate Middleton had them in her bouquet as a nice touch when she married her “Sweet William”. They have the meaning of “Gallantry”. – Masculine, Sun, Air, Venus – All-purpose protection, in healing for strength and energy. Magickally it is very similar to Gillyflowers.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_william

feast Cybele_Getty_Villa_57.AA.19The Hilaria, the festival of Joy, is part of the celebrations in the Roman Republic and Empire surrounding Attis. What a wonderful name for a festival! Today, however, is the feast of the Mother of the Gods, Cybele and the resurrection of Attis that was held on the first day after the Vernal Equinox when it could be seen that day was longer than night. It was celebrated with games, and later in Roman history with processions and masquerades.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilaria and more on Cybele here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybele

The shop is open 11-6pm Thursday through Monday, although we’re there a lot later most nights. (Spring Hours) 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

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 3/31 at 5:37am. 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 3/29 at 5:37pm. 

The waxing gibbous Moon crosses dim Cancer on its way from Gemini to Leo. At dusk, look above the Moon for Pollux (with Castor), and look farther below the Moon for Procyon. The Moon is 1.3 light-seconds from Earth — compared to Procyon’s distance of 11 light-years,Pollux at 34 light-years, and Castor at 52.
Meanwhile Arcturus, the “Spring Star,” now rises above the east-northeast horizon around the time the stars come out. How soon can you spot it?
Mercury is rapidly fading and sinking away in the afterglow of sunset. Using binoculars on the 23nd and 24th, can you still pick up Mercury in bright twilight 6° or 7° to the lower right of Venus? Mercury is only 2nd magnitude now.

Old Farmer’s Almanac Sky Map for March 2018 – https://www.almanac.com/sites/default/files/skymap_march2018.pdf
Goddess Month of Columbina runs from 3/20 – 4/17
Celtic Tree Month of Fearn/Alder, Mar 18 – Apr 14
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 Aries
Moon in Cancer
Mercury (4/15), Jupiter (7/10) Retrograde
Color – Gold

Planting 3/24-25

©2018 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright


Celtic Tree Month of Fearn/Alder, Mar 18 – Apr 14. Fern (FAIR-n) Alder – The common alder (Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertner) is common along lowland rivers, where it grows with aspens, poplars, and willows. Like willows, alders sprout from stumps. This allows them to regenerate after heavy flooding. In protect sites they may grow to 20 m (65 feet) tall. Their leaves are more blunt-tipped than most North American alders, which look more like the grey alder (A. incana (L.) Moench). This species is more common in the mountains of Europe, and is not restricted to moist soils. Like ashes, European alders are not widely cultivated in North American (they are often sold as black alders), but several native species are. Alder wood is said to resist rotting when it is wet, and was the wood of choice for pilings in many regions. Alders are members of the Birch family (Betulaceae).

Fearn – Alder Ogam letter correspondences
Month: January
Color: Crimson
Class: Chieftain
Letter: F, V
Meaning: Help in making choices; spiritual guidance and protection.

Ogam letter correspondences to study this month – Ailim – Silver Fir
Month: None
Color: Light Blue
Class: Shrub
Letter: A
Meaning: Learning from past mistakes; Take care in choices.


Waves tide

Tides for Alsea Bay

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~            /Low      Time    Feet     Sunset                                    Visible
Su  25      Low   1:06 AM     3.3   7:10 AM     Set  3:33 AM      51
~    25     High   7:08 AM     7.4   7:35 PM    Rise  1:11 PM
~    25      Low   2:27 PM     0.3
~    25     High   9:11 PM     6.0


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Empower yourself – find your light and let it shine.


Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – Personal Interests and Experiences – If you had X-ray vision, what would you use it for?



~  You do not grow by staying busy you grow by being still. – SanDanYi
~  You don’t get in life what you want. You get what you are. – Les Brown
~  Your biggest fear should be that you aren’t trying, not that you won’t succeed. – Kerr Cuhulain
~  Your mind was not created to act as a storehouse for ideas; your mind was intended to be a launching pad for them. – Kerr Cuhulain

O Spring-time sweet!
The whole Earth smiles, thy coming to greet. – Unknown


Magick – MAGICKAL SACHETS – https://witchesofthecraft.com/category/magickal-sachets/


Pulverize each of these herbs in a mortar:

  • Lavender
  • Red rose petals
  • Bay leaves
  • Marigold
  • Add 1 drop lotus oil

Place in a small black pouch and charge with magickal energy.


Pulverize each of these herbs in a mortar:

  • Lavender
  • Red rose petals
  • Bay leaves
  • Marigold
    Add 1 drop lotus oil-

Place in a small black pouch and charge with magickal energy

Home Protection Sachet

3 parts Rosemary
3 parts Basil
2 parts Fennel seed
2 parts Dill seed
1 part Bay
1 part Fern
1 pinch Salt

Tie up in red cloth. Situate the sachet in the highest place inside the home.

Home Protection Sachet #2

1 part Fleabane
1 part St. John’s Wort
1 part Capers (dry them before using)
a few grains Whole Wheat

This formula, from ancient Middle Eastern magic, should be tied up in red cloth and hung over the front door

MAGICKAL SACHETS – https://witchesofthecraft.com/category/magickal-sachets/

Lovers’ Moon Sachet

You will need one-half cup of dried lavender flowers, one-quarter cup of dried rose petals, and one-quarter cup of dried jasmine flowers.

At 9:00 p.m., tie the herbs up in a red drawstring bag. Hold the bag of herbs in your hands, merge with the divine, and say:

With these power, fragrant flowers
Love, joy and pleasure fill my every hour
The love of Lady and Lord surrounds me
The love of the Lady and Lord enfolds me
The love of the Lady and Lord empowers me
The love of the Lady and Lord centers me
The love of the Lady and Lord inspires me
May the Lady and Lord watch over and guide me
Wherever I am, Goddess and God are!
In the names of the Lady and Lord, Blessed Be!

Put the sachet in your dresser drawer to infuse your clothes with the scent of love power and draw more pleasure and joy into your love life.

Healing Sachet

2 parts Cinnamon
2 parts Sandalwood
1 part Rose petals
1 part Cayenne
1 part Ginger
1 part Rue

Mix, tie up in blue or purple cloth. Anoint sachet with Eucalyptus oil and wear or place near the bed at night.

Car Protection Sachet

2 parts Rosemary
2 parts Juniper
1 part Mugwort
1 part Comfrey
1 part Caraway
1 small Quartz Crystal point

Tie up in red cloth. Secret somewhere in the car where it won’t be found. And drive safely-this sachet won’t guard against the driver’s mistakes. After a few months, take the sachet apart, save and cleanse the crystal and use again in the new sachet.

Car Protection Sachet #2

3 parts Rosemary
2 parts Juniper
2 parts Basil
1 part Fennel
1 part Mugwort
1 part Vervain
1 pinch Salt

The rest is like the first car protection sachet.


motif Silliness SmilieSilliness – Crockpots are easier


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