Daily Stuff 4-7-20 Charles University

Hi, folks!

Featured photo by Ken Gagne. Minus Tide at 7:04 PM of -0.1 feet. Switching to morning, tomorrow. The shop is closed for the duration.

The wind is pretty calm in and around Waldport. The Moon is shining, bright where the clouds aren’t, and flirting with the clouds, playing peekaboo. The clouds are lazy, though, not moving fast. 39F, wind at 0mph, AQI40, UV6. 0% chance of rain today and 10% tonight. The center of this weather system, which is huge, is down near southern CA. There’s rain around the edges of a big clean spot that ranges from above the US northern border to 1/2 way down Mexico! It ought to be nice and sunny this afternoon and stay nice for several days. The clouds will start thickening up around Friday, but there’s still not much of a chance of rain out 10 days!

Tempus got in before 8 and we went back to sleep. I got up around 10:30 and started writing. I also spent quite a lot of time trying to unsubscribe to something that I have no idea how I subscribed to! I had been on a government site, at least I thought it was, looking up the info on SBA loans. There was a “continue” button. I pushed it. It asked me for card info. I gave it. Then it came up with a “thank you for subscribing to….” and charged me money! Then I couldn’t get back to any of where I had been. The history links to me right to the subscription receipt.

So, when Tempus got up we called the bank. They killed my card number and got me a new card. We had to go sit in the drive-through at the bank for about 20 minutes, though, while they printed the new one. After that we headed into Newport. Tempus needed to get his Oregonian check, so we did that, got it deposited, gassed up and then went to Freddies for groceries.

I was exhausted when I got back, so after we got things put away, I got a sandwich and crawled into bed. Tempus headed out around 2. I think he slept for awhile, too. I’ve been writing and catching up. I still need to get the House Capuchin report out and then I want to go back to sewing.

I’m planning on more sewing today. We’re also hoping to make sunkoflecky, which is a Czech dish for this time of year. It’s almost a crustless quiche or a fritatta, but with pasta shells in it, or you can do it with noodles. …and I want to make soup and… 🙂

I’m also hoping we’re going to either get the laundry done or work on the back walkway and there’s more plant tending to do.

“The Angry Sea” – Ken Gagne on 4/7/17 Used with permission.

farewelltospring plant flowerplant flower farewell to springToday’s Plant is farewell-to-springClarkia amoena (godetia; syn.Godetia amoena) is a flowering plant native to western North America, found in coastal hills and mountains from British Columbia south to the San Francisco Bay Area. It is an annual plant growing to 1 m tall, with slender, linear leaves 2–7 cm long and 2–6 mm broad. The flowers are pink to pale purple, with four broad petals 1.5–6 cm long. The fruit is a dry capsule, which splits open when mature to release the numerous seeds. – Masculine, Mercury, Fire – Two very specific magicks for this plant…. Use it in coming-of-age rituals (such as luck on a driver’s test, or graduation or in firstblood/firstseed rituals, and also for fertility/prosperity (the seed capsule)

feast 0407 Pečeť_Univerzity_Karlovy_v_PrazeToday is the anniversary of the date in 1348 where Charles IV, King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor issued a Golden Bull, founding the Charles University in Prague and granted it this  <<<< seal. This was the first University in Central Europe. It has survived to the present day, even though there were periods where no degrees were given and it was down to a handful of faculty members. It was the seat of the early part of the Protestant Reformation and Jan Hus, the martyr, leader of the Utraquists. was a faculty member. More on the university here:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_University_in_Prague On Medieval Universities, here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_university On the Utraquists here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utraquists and on the Hussites  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hussite

The shop is closed for the duration. Need something? Give us a call at 541-563-7154 or Facebook or email at ancientlight@peak.org We should be able to accommodate requests and even allow a little shopping, one person at a time.

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 4/7 at 7:35pm. Full MoonThe day of, the day before, and day after the true Full Moon. “And better it be when the moon is full!”! Prime time for rituals for prophecy, for spells to come to fruition, infusing health and wholeness, etc. A good time for invoking deity. FRUITION Manifesting goals, nurturing, passion, healing, strength, power. Workings on this day are for protection, divination. “extra power”, job hunting, healing serious conditions Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams. God/dess Aspect: Mother/Abundance/Kingship – – Associated God/desses: Danu, Cerridwen, Gaia, Aphrodite, Isis, Jupiter, Amon-Ra. Phase ends on 4/9 at 7:35pm. 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 4/22 at 7:26pm. 

The Moon shines in central Virgo. Look for bright <<<< Arcturus two or three fists at arm’s length to its left, and Spica >>>> much closer below the Moon or to its lower right.

The Moon reaches perigee, its closest point to Earth, at 11:09 A.M. PDT. At that time, it will sit just 221,771 miles (356,905 kilometers) away.

Super Moon rising – Supermoon is an unofficial term for a Full Moon that occurs when our satellite is also closest to Earth in its orbit. The photographer captured this shot of last month’s supermoon rising above the U.S. Capitol. – NASA/Joel Kowsky

Full Moon occurs 7:35 P.M. PDT tonight. When this phase coincides with perigee, the event is often called a supermoon. Supermoons appear slightly larger and brighter than other Full Moons, although the difference is often difficult to discern. An average Full Moon spans about 31″ in the sky; tonight, the Moon will appear about 33.5″ across, or roughly 8 percent larger than usual.
Uranus is disappearing into the western evening twilight.

Old Farmer’s Almanac April Sky Map! – https://www.almanac.com/night-sky-map-april-minor-constellations
Goddess Month of Columbina runs from 3/20 – 4/17
Celtic Tree Month of Fearn (FAIR-n) /Alder, Mar 18 – Apr 14
Runic half-month of Ehwaz, 3/30-4/13 – Ehwaz, the horse; time of partnership between humans and Nature, as between rider and horse. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, p. 55  

Sun in Aries
Full Wind Moon at 7:35pm PDT
Moon in Libra
Color: White

©2020 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: Cheiftain
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.


Tides for Alsea Bay

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~            /Low      Time    Feet     Sunset                                    Visible
Tu   7     High  12:35 AM     8.1   6:45 AM     Set  6:58 AM      97
~     7      Low   6:48 AM     0.2   7:52 PM    Rise  7:39 PM
~     7     High  12:49 PM     8.1
~     7      Low   7:04 PM    -0.1


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – I think you should just go for it.


Journal Prompt – What would you? – What would you write in a letter you could send back in time to yourself as a teen-ager?



~   I think I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others. – Booker T. Washington
~   If it frustrates you that they don’t allow laptops on a Ferris wheel, you may be a workaholic. – Dr. Donald E. Wetmore
~   For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been’. – John Greenleaf Whittier
~   Too low they build who build below the skies – Edward Young

… in the Beginning of [April] there is read upon the Calends, Veneralia ludi, Senatus legitimus. Now, it is possible these Veneralia, were feasts in honour of Venus, which they celebrated with publick Sports; which perfectly agrees … with the Words of Ausonius. Before Venus there stands a Candlestick, with a Wax-taper lighted, in the Flame of which they burnt Grains of Incense. The lines of Ausonius are to this purpose: “April does Honour to Venus cover’d with Myrtle. With this Month is seen the Light of Incense, with which the beneficent Ceres shines. Nor are those Perfumes wanting which are always issue from the Paphian Goddess”. – Montfaucon, Antiq. Suppl. p. 19, on the Calendar of Philocalus annexed to Valentine’s illustrations of the months          


Beltane Magick – Studies

A General Beltane Blessing Chant – http://crystalforest3.homestead.com/beltane.html

Oak and May,
On This Day,
Will both Heed
Those in Need.

Goddess Bright,
God of Sun,
Bless your Children
‘Till our days are done.

May Day Chant 1http://crystalforest3.homestead.com/beltane.html

Here we come a’ piping,
In Springtime and in May;
Green fruit a’ ripening,
And Winter fled away.
The Queen she sits upon the strand,
Fair as lily, white as wand;
Seven billows on the sea,
Horses riding fast and free,
And bells beyond the sand.
Doreen Valiente; “Witchcraft for Tomorrow”; Phoenix Publishing 1985

May Day Chant 2 – http://crystalforest3.homestead.com/beltane.html
The High Priestess and High Priest lead a ring dance around the bonfire. Start out with “A Tree Song” from Rudyard Kipling’s “Weland’s Sword” story in “Puck of Pook’s Hill”.

“Oh, do not tell the Priest of our Art,
Or he would call it sin;
But we shall be out in the woods all night,
A conjuring summer in!

And we bring you news by word of mouth
For women, cattle and corn
Now is the sun come up from the South
With Oak, and Ash and Thorn!” – Janet and Stewart Farrar; “Eight Sabbats For Witches”; Robert Hale 1983


Silliness – Sniglet – Any word which should be in the dictionary but isn’t. – bucklint (BUCK lint) – n. The fine red and blue threads running through new dollar bills.

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