Daily Stuff 3-26-18 Prince Kuhio

Late ‘coz internet was down! Featured photo by Ken Gagne. Wicca 102 7pm.

It’s damp-ish, but not raining. It was drizzling on me, when I was out in my garden, earlier, though. 51F. Thank goodness the cold is easing! The wind is at 6mph, but gusting into the teens and it’s into the low teens in most of the exposed spots. More showers coming in tonight but it looks like drier for the rest of the week.

Yesterday was pretty busy from early afternoon to about 3pm. Before that we were trying to get ourselves put together. Tempus is feeling a bit better. A night of good sleep helped some.

He spent some time working in back, hoping to get a space for me to set up the tvarog that’s been waiting for a week. I spent a little while stitching…and then I started feeling not-so-hot…. I dunno… Tempus suggested I get a nap and that helped a little. …and we had a lot more people through and I was just wrecked…

I crashed when I got home and Tempus left me there this morning, hoping I’d feel better later, which I did, but when I went to tell him the internet was down, so I tried the phone, that was down. Whut? So he showed up, telling me that it was down at the shop and his cell phone couldn’t get through. It turned out Pioneer (which is internet and phone) went out from South Beach to Yachats.

So, I’m at the shop. Internet is back up and so is phone. I just got done with a long chat with the Beachcomber Days people. I’ve got a bunch to catch up on and then class tonight.

A Ken Gagne picture from 3/1/15. “Yachats Covered Bridge – This was the Yachats River with steam coming off of it as it was only 29 degrees.” 

030115 Yachats Covered Bridge this was the Yachats River with steam coming off of it as it was only 29 degrees Ken Gagne

strawberry 030913Today’s Plant is the Strawberry. We have two wild varieties out here, Wood’s Strawberry, Fragaria vesca, the Coastal Strawberry, Fragaria chiloensis, and of course the Garden Strawberry, Fragaria × ananassa, which is a hybrid. The leaves of vesca have been used to make a tea to help with diarrhea and the whole plant is used as an anti-depressant, from flowers to leaves to fruit. – Feminine, Venus, Water, Freya (and many other deities) – Carry the leaves for luck, use them in love spells and sachets, sleep on them to dream of your love. Pregnant women should carry a sachet of the leaves during the last few months of pregnancy to ease labor. The berries themselves are simply an aphrodisiac, often combined with chocolate for this purpose. Yum! Wood’s Strawberry here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fragaria_vesca and Coastal Strawberry here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fragaria_chiloensis  Garden Strawberry here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_strawberry

feast 0326 Seal_of_the_State_of_Hawaii.svgToday is one of only two “royalty” days in the US. Prince Kuhio was the heir to the throne of Hawaii and became the territorial delegate to Congress, authoring the first Statehood bill. On this day there is a lei draping of his statue, music, parades, and other kinds of fun, including craft shows.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Kuhio_Day

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,
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 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.

Ursa Major, Ursa Minor
Copyright 1995 Jerry Lodriguss
24mm f.2 Nikkor working at f/3.5
20 minute exposure
hypered Kodak Royal Gold 400
3:17 am May 27, 1995
Massai Point, AZ

This is the time of year when the dim Little Dipper juts to the right from Polaris (the Little Dipper’s handle-end) during late evening. The much brighter Big Dipper curls over high above it, “dumping water” into it. They do the reverse water-dump in the fall.
Venus (magnitude –3.9) shines low due west in twilight.

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 enters Leo at 4:45am
Mercury (4/15), Jupiter (7/10) Retrograde
Color – Lavendar

©2018 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright

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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.

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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
M   26      Low   2:32 AM     3.3   7:08 AM     Set  4:26 AM      63
~    26     High   8:26 AM     7.4   7:36 PM    Rise  2:17 PM
~    26      Low   3:37 PM     0.1
~    26     High  10:16 PM     6.4

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Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Things that happen in life affect your energy. You can’t stop things from happening, but you can somewhat influence and determine your response to what happens. Your actions throughout life continuously affect your chi (life energy). These impressions become perpetual conditioning factors on your personal flow of chi.

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Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – Expository – Write about your first airplane ride. (If you have never been on an airplane, describe what you think it would be like.)

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Quotes  

~  Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts. – Buddha
~  All honour’s wounds are self-inflicted. – Andrew Carnegie
~  Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. – William Faulkner
~  And though thou notest from thy safe recess old friends burn dim, like lamps in noisome air love them for what they are; nor love them less, because to thee they are not what they were.  – Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) English writer

Don’t say that spring has come until you can put your foot on nine daisies. – unknown

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Magick – Prayers

Earth teach me quiet ~ as the grasses are still with new light.
Earth teach me suffering ~ as old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility ~ as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teach me caring ~ as mothers nurture their young.
Earth teach me courage ~ as the tree that stands alone.
Earth teach me limitation ~ as the ant that crawls on the ground.
Earth teach me freedom ~ as the eagle that soars in the sky.
Earth teach me acceptance ~ as the leaves that die each fall.
Earth teach me renewal ~ as the seed that rises in the spring.
Earth teach me to forget myself ~ as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me to remember kindness ~ as dry fields weep with rain. – An Ute Prayer

Springtime Prayer

For flowers that bloom about our feet,
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet,
For song of bird, and hum of bee,
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!

For blue of stream and blue of sky,
For pleasant shade of branches high,
For fragrant air and cooling breeze,
For beauty of the blooming trees,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee! – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Appropriate for many faiths

Prayer for Spring

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in midair stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill. – Robert Frost, Appropriate for many faiths

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motif Silliness SmilieSilliness – Doctor, Doctor! I keep thinking I’m a nit! Will you get out of my hair!

 

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