Daily Stuff 6-15-21 Blood Transfusion

Hi, folks!

Minus Tide at 10:51 AM of -0.6 feet. The shop is closed on Tuesday/Wednesday. Spring hours are Thurs-Mon. 1-6pm.

Mostly cloudy. The showers have lingered longer than they figured, but they should be moving out later today. 53F, wind at 102mph and gusting, AQI 5-33, UV8. Chance of rain 63% today and 9% tonight. Pollen high. The forecast for the next 10 days is for more sun than not and highs in the low to mid-60’s. Looks like the Dalles fire is out, so 3 left.


Yesterday we ended up a touch late opening. Overslept. Well, it was our Friday and we were both pretty tired. We had a few shoppers in, a couple from *waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy* out of town (So Cal and Ohio!) who were really interested in the Herbs Workshop and Pan-Pagan.


I spent quite awhile working on stock that had come in. We have a couple of new tarot decks and some interesting little crystal bottles. Late in the afternoon Dennis stopped by with some new crystals. We have some lapis bracelets, tiger eye bracelets, a lot of pendulums and pendants that I’m going to be working on later in the week and some new obelisks.


We finally headed home around 8, still not having done the cookery project that I’ve been talking about. I’m going to try to get the stuffing set up this morning before we head home, so I can get that all finished at home before I come back into the shop for the evening.


Today we’re certainly going to sleep in, at least a bit, and I have work to do on plants and quite a bit on that cookery project. We also don’t know how soon Tempus’ new schedule with the papers is going to kick in, so we might have to come back into town a lot earlier than we usually do. There are lots of projects at home to work on, from tiny to large, so we’ll get done what we can.



…running way later than usual… <sigh> Sorry! Here’s is today’s extra! What is and is not a dandelion! https://ancientlightshop.wordpress.com/2021/06/15/daily-stuff-6-15-21-dandelions-extra/

FOr a celebration of Jan Kupalo in Czech Republic. This is a Solstice celebration, where everyone gets wet in rivers or lakes and floats wreaths with candles on the water.

Solstice is coming!

Astro 0620 SummerSunset_m428

The Magna Carta (Great Charter) was signed at the field of Runnymede on this day! The charter was the first document declaring that the king or queen had to abide by the laws of the land. Exactly 800 years ago, in June 1215, feudal barons gathered outside London to define and limit the powers of King John, forcing him to affix his royal seal to the charter. Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Carta and another interesting article here: http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/6-things-you-might-not-know-about-the-magna-carta?cmpid=Social_FBPAGE_HISTORY_20150615_192842250&linkId=14914901  Transcript here – https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/magna-carta-1215


Today is the anniversary in 1667 of the first successful blood transfusion, animal to human, although the allergic reactions would have killed the patients if the quantities had been larger. It wasn’t until 1902 and the discovery of human blood types that transfusions actually became worthwhile.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_transfusion#History  …and more here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Baptiste_Denys


Today’s plant, Lungwort (Pulmonaria) is one of the first perennials to bloom, with bright flowers and spotted leaves. Zones 4-8 More here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lungwort …and there are lots of pix in Wikimedia Commons here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Pulmonaria – Feminine, Air, the Sylphs– It is a plant of helpful magick for breathing problems from COPD to asthma to TB to lung cancer….

The shop is closed on Tuesday/Wednesday. Spring hours are Thurs-Mon. 1-6pm. For appointments contact us at 541-563-7154, anjasnihova@yahoo.com, on Facebook or here on the blog, or just leave a note on the door!

Love & Light,


Today’s Astro & Calendar

Moon in Leo enters Virgo at 8:02pm.

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 6/24 at 11:40am. Waxing Crescent phase – Keywords for the Crescent phase are: expansion, growth, struggle, opportunity. It is the time in a cycle that you gather the wisdom learned in the new phase and communicate your intention to move forward. Light a candle. Write or read an affirmation. LISTEN & ABSORB. Commit to your goal. God/dess aspect: Maiden/Youth, energy and enthusiasm – Associated God/dess: Artemis & Apollo, Mayet/Djehuti, Freya/Frey. Phase ends at the Quarter on 6/17 at 8:54pm.

Regulus. the “little King” in the constellation of Leo

This evening you’ll find Regulus about 4° lower left of the Moon, and Algieba (Gamma Leonis, not much fainter) upper right of the Moon, as seen from North America.

Leo the Lion is headed, nose down, toward the horizon at sunset. The Moon, now a beautiful 29-percent-lit crescent, hangs near magnitude 3.5 Eta (η) Leonis, with bright Regulus just over 4° to our satellite’s south. But north of Leo is another, smaller constellation you might not be as familiar with: Leo Minor the Lion Cub. To find this dim constellation, it’s easiest to draw a line between Merak (the star at the lower right-hand corner of the Big Dipper’s cup) and Regulus in Leo. Exactly halfway along that line is Leo Minor, the sky’s 64th-largest constellation. Its brightest star is magnitude 3.8 46 Leonis Minoris, which outshines Leo Minor’s magnitude 4.2 beta star. (There is no alpha star in this constellation!) Leo Minor is home to several deep-sky objects, including the magnitude 11.7 edge-on galaxy NGC 3432 and the face-on spiral NGC 3344, which shines a brighter magnitude 9.9. The former you’ll need a larger telescope (8 inches or more) to see, while the latter can be spotted with large binoculars or a small telescope. The moonlight may make such targets a bit challenging tonight, so come back on a night when the Moon is farther away if you’re having trouble finding them or teasing out fine detail.

Jupiter and Saturn (in Aquarius and Capricornus, respectively) rise in the middle of the night, Jupiter about an hour after Saturn. They shine at their highest and telescopic best in early dawn, a time when the atmospheric seeing often steadies. Jupiter dominates at magnitude –2.5. Saturn, 19° to Jupiter’s right, is a more modest +0.5. They’ll reach opposition in August. As dawn begins, look 20° below Jupiter for Fomalhaut, the “Autumn Star.” It’s emerging from the sunrise glow even before the official start of summer.

Runic half-month of Dagaz/ Dag, 6/14-6/28. – Beneficial rune of light, health, prosperity and openings, signifying the high point of the day and the high point of the year when in light and warmth all things are possible.

NIGHT SKY MAP FOR JUNE 2021: SEE THE STARS MOVE – https://www.almanac.com/night-sky-map-june-see-stars-move

Goddess Month of Rosea runs from 6/13 – 7/10
Celtic Tree Month of Duir/Oak,
Jun 10 – Jul 7
Mercury (6/22), Pluto (10/6), Saturn Retrograde (10/10)
Color – Grey
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Celtic Tree Month of Duir/Oak, Jun 10 – Jul 7 – The oak of myth and legend is the common oak (Quercus robur L.). It is sometimes called the great oak, which is a translation of its Latin name (robur is the root of the English word “robust”). It grows with ash and beech in the lowland forests, and can reach a height of 150 feet and age of 800 years. Along with ashes, oaks were heavily logged throughout recent millennia, so that the remaining giant oaks in many parts of Europe are but a remnant of forests past. Like most other central and northern European trees, common oaks are deciduous, losing their leaves before Samhain and growing new leaves in the spring so that the trees are fully clothed by Bealltaine. Common oaks are occasionally cultivated in North America, as are the similar native white oak, valley oak, and Oregon oak. Oaks are members of the Beech family (Fagaceae). Curtis Clark

Duir – Oak Ogam letter correspondences
Month: May
Color: Black and Dark Brown
Class: Chieftain
Letter: D
Meaning: Security; Strength

to study this month – Eadha – White Poplar or Aspen Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Silver White
Class: Shrub
Letter: E
Meaning: Problems; Doubts; Fears.


Tides for Alsea Bay

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~            /Low      Time     Feet   Sunset                                    Visible
Tu  15     High   3:35 AM     6.9   5:31 AM     Set 12:37 AM      17
~    15      Low  10:51 AM    -0.6   9:03 PM    Rise 10:21 AM
~    15      High   5:44 PM     6.0
~    15      Low  11:03 PM     3.2


Affirmation/Thought for the Day –


Journal Prompt – What do you think? – How much television do you watch a week? Do you think you watch too much television? Explain your answer.



~   Audiences like their blues singers to be miserable. – Janis Joplin
~   Actors are one family over the entire world. – Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) US first lady (33)
~   Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear. – Sartre
~   Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. – Marianne Williamson

It is a sultry day; the sun has drunk
The dew that lay upon the morning grass;
There is no rustling in the lofty elm
That canopies my dwelling, and its shade
Scarce cools me. All is silent, save the faint
And interrupted murmur of the bee,
Settling on the sick flowers, and then again
Instantly on the wing. – William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878


Litha Magick – Studies

Goddess For Today:  Wakasaname no Kami – Rice Ceremony (Japan)
Themes:  Providence; Harvest; Growth; Patience; Manifestation
Symbols:  Rice; Fire

About Wakasaname no Kami:  This Goddess’s name describes her function in Japan–the Young Rice Planting Maiden.  It is Wakasaname’s duty to oversee the rice transplantings at this time of year, as she was born of a union between the food Goddess and the grain God.  From a more spiritual perspective, Wakasaname no Kami offers us the providence and fulfillment that come from a job patiently well attended.

To Do Today:  Early in June, Japanese farmers transplant their rice seedlings into the paddies, asking for the blessings of the Goddess as they go.  Prayers are made as ritual fires burn to get Wakasaname’s attention, and they probably act as an invocation to the sun.  In your home, this might mean going outside (if the weather permits) and starting the grill or hibachi.  Burn a little rice in the flame as an offering to the goddess so she can help you fulfill your work-related goals.  Make sure you keep your purpose in mind while the rice burns or speak your wishes into the smoke so it carries them before Wakasaname’s watchful eyes.

To inspire Wakasaname’s patience in your life, make a bowl of rice. Breathe deeply, then try to pick up one grain with chopsticks.  This is an old meditative method from the East, and believe me, it teaches much about the benefits of persistence and practice!

By Patricia Telesco ~ From “365 Goddess” and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast

Money-Drawing Powder – Incense of the day: Carnation

When business is going through a slow period and income decreases, prepare a money-drawing powder. As a talcum powder for the body after bathing, it draws money toward you. Sprinkled on business documents and cash registers, it assists in generating improved activity and profits. Sprinkled on the floor around a shop, the powder attracts enthusiastic customers.

Make this potent powder

  • one tablespoon of powdered cinquefoil (five-finger grass)
  • one ounce of powdered sandalwood
  • one quarter teaspoon of powdered cinnamon
  • one teaspoon of powdered yellow dock
  • one quarter dram of patchouli oil
  • one half dram of frankincense oil,
  • one quarter dram of myrrh oil
  • five ounces of your favorite talcum powder (use unscented!)

Powder the herbs with a mortar and pestle before adding the oils and blending with a metal spoon. Add talcum powder to the combination and mix it thoroughly. Put the powder in a jar or other glass container. Take it to the altar and consecrate before use.

By: S. Y. Zenith, Llewellyn and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast


Silliness – Punny Thought – Carpenters are only in it for them shelves…

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