Daily Stuff 5-14-22 Jamestowne

Hi, folks!

First Minus Tide of the cycle at 6:08 AM of -0.4 feet. The shop opens at 1pm. Spring hours are 1-6pm Thurs.-Mon. Featured photo by Ken Gagne. Sewing Workshop 3pm.

 [posting at 6pm] Rain gauge at noon on 5/13 – 0.6 It was dry earlier, but the rain is pouring down steadily at this point. 50F, wind at 0-3mph, AQI 13-37, UV6. Chance of rain 82% today and 24% tonight. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY until 10am on Sat. Forecast – Today(54/50) The chance of rain is greatest between midnight and sunrise, with showers continuing into the evening. Tomorrow(57/47) also has a chance of showers . Mon/Tue(55/42) ought to see some sun. Wed/Thu(52/42) 1/2 and inch of rain on Wed, trickling off to showers on Thur. Fri-Sun(57/46) partly to mostly cloudy.  1 firespot, about 15 miles west of the John Day fossil beds.

Azalea

I spent some time processing photos after the newsletter was done, but before we headed home. How does Tempus find an hour or more of “stuff” to do after we’re closed? I wanted to get home before dark, so’s to do a little in the garden and to make sure he was fed before he headed out on the paper route. He moved the petunia up onto the porch and I tidied up the potting table. We ended up with mushroom soup and rolls and cheese. I did a few small chores after he headed out and then crawled into bed.

Bromeliad

I was back up at midnight and finished putting away dishes and generally picking up, then settled in with my tablet and some sewing. My hands aren’t back to normal, but small nibbles will finish an elephant….. I sent Tempus a couple of e-mails, since that’s working on the tablet, now. It might take awhile for them to go out, but it’s usually not more than a couple of hours. I was sleepier than usual, so I turned in a little early, and then slept right through until Tempus’ alarm went off.

Calla lilies after the rain/hail the other night.

I puttered in the garden until he was ready to go. That onion is really weird. I worked on a string ball on the way into town. I don’t have to look at them, so I can watch the flowers go by as we drive.

A log that a neighbor has planted with succulents.

I got caught up on mail and then started processing pix, and posting some in various places, to various people. …then e-mails… then more pix. I warned Tempus that we had mail at the PO and also to remember to pull the pork roast to thaw. …and more pix. …and yet more pix! (got those done around 4pm) …and then saving some things for the House newsletter, since I had left the links open until I had time. ….and we watched a SpaceX launch. Beautiful! We didn’t have a single customer all day.

Chives

No clue what we’re doing for supper tonight. I have a couple of projects to work on including a UFO from about 20 years ago…. (23, the last time I was in Maryland) Tomorrow should be a normal Saturday, but with the rain, I dunno. I’ll be working on a doll dress during Sewing Workshop time.

A Ken Gagne from 5/11/17 of the Kroemer Pond. Look at those reflections! Used with permission

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The local larkspursdelphinium trollifolium, and delphinium pavonaceum (which the Wiki article says is confined to the Valley, but I’ve collected out here….) are pretty flowers in shade of white, blue and purple. They’re called delphiniums after the shape of the nectary. More here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delphinium_trolliifolium and here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delphinium_pavonaceum  Other names are Larksheal and Staggerweed – Feminine, Venus, Water – The flowers frighten away venomous creatures and ghosts. Sprinkle between your eyes and a Litha fire to keep your sight clear. Use in rituals to call upon Dolphin energy.

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Today is the anniversary of the founding of Fort James, which became Jamestowne, capitol of the Colony of Virginia until 1699. Briefly abandoned due to lack of supplies, the resupply brought women and more colonists which made the place a going concern for a long while. Initially, relations with the locals were good, but a bad diplomat as head of the colony caused the “starving time” when the colony was vacant and then later strong-arm tactics, trying to bully supplies out of the locals, set off one of the first wars with the Native Americans.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamestown,_Virginia It’s also in great danger of being flooded due to subsidence. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/jamestown-permanent-colony-soon-be-underwater-180980059/

Spring hours are 1-6pm Thurs.-Mon., although we’re often here later as the days get longer. Need something off hours? Give us a call at 541-563-7154 or Facebook message or email at anjasnihova@yahoo.com 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

Moon in Libra enters Scorpio at 3:34am.

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 5/15 at 9:15pm. 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 5/14 at 9:15am. Full Moon – The 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 5/17 at 9:15am.

Super Blood Moon – This Monday, the Moon will turn red during a total lunar eclipse. This stunning image was captured during the Super Moon lunar eclipse of September 2015. – Di Chap (Flickr)

Plan for the deep total eclipse of the Moon tomorrow night, May 15th. The lunar eclipse will be visible from most of North America except the far northwest, and from all of Central and South America. The Moon, in Libra, will be high in the sky for many of these areas. For details see the May Sky & Telescope. Europe will catch mainly the partial stage of the eclipse, toward dawn on the 16th.

Arcturus

Vega

Three zero-magnitude stars shine after dark in May: Arcturus high in the southeast, Vega lower in the northeast, and Capella in the northwest. They appear so bright because each is at least 60 times as luminous as the Sun, and because they’re all relatively nearby: 37, 25, and 42 light-years from us, respectively.

Capella

Photographer: Jon Greif
Email: greif.jon@gmail.com
Location of Photo: Mayhill, NM, USA, remotely from Emeryville, CA, USA
Date/Time of photo: December 26, 2019, at 2230 pm MST
Equipment: Takahashi 250 mm Reflecting Telescope, SBIG Camera, Pixinsight 1.8.8 software
Description: Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) is a non-periodic comet with a hyperbolic orbit, discovered in May 2017 at a distance beyond the orbit of Saturn when it was 2.4 billion km from the Sun. It is currently in the constellation of Camelopardalis in the Northern sky (near the Gemini Twins, Castor and Pollux). Its current distance from Earth is 227,456,521 kilometers. Light takes 12 minutes and 39 seconds to travel from Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) to us. The closest approach of Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) to Earth happens on Sun Dec 29 2019 at a distance of 227,403,666 kilometers. At its current brightness (magnitude 11), it is not visible to the naked eye, but should be visible in a modest sized telescope. This image was taken by me, remotely from Mayhill NM at the iTelescope.net observatory, using a Takahashi 250 mm (about 10 inch) reflecting telescope and an SBIG camera tracking the comet for 300 seconds.
Website: http://skyandtelescope.org/author/jgreif

Despite the bright waxing Moon in the sky, tonight is still the night for intrepid comet chasers — especially those versed in astrophotography. According to the Comet Observation database (COBS), Comet C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS) O3 is currently at mid-9th magnitude. But K2 also currently sits in far eastern Ophiuchus, which is close to the Moon tonight. Although the comet is bright enough to normally spot visually with large binoculars or a small scope, you may need a larger telescope (6 inches or more) tonight or the benefit of a long photographic exposure to cancel out our satellite’s light. You’ll find K2 about 2.5° northwest of 7th-magnitude open cluster NGC 6709 or, for a brighter signpost, just over 8.5° due east of magnitude 3.7 72 Ophiuchi. COBS observations indicate K2 is currently brightening as it approaches the Sun for a December perihelion. It’s likely to get at least 1 magnitude brighter still in that time. We’ll keep an eye on this one, for sure!

Mercury is hidden in the glare of the Sun.

Runic half-month of Inguz/Ing, 5/14-5/28 – Male consort of Nerthus, the Earth Mother, Ing is god of the hearth. This time of year expresses potential for abundant growth. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, p. 70.

Sun in Taurus

Mercury (6/3), Pluto Retrograde (10/8)
Goddess Month of Maia runs from 4/18 – 5/15
Goddess Month of Hera runs from 5/16 – 6/12
Celtic Tree Month of Huath/Hawthorn, May 13 – Jun 9
Color – Indigo
Planting 5/14&15
©2022 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright

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The very old hawthorn at Saint-Mars-sur-la-Futaie, France, planted in the 3rd century!

Celtic Tree Month of Huath/Hawthorn, May 13 – Jun 9 – I am fair among flowers – Color: Purple – Class: Peasant – Letter: H – Meaning: Being held back for a period of time – Hawthorn – Like willows, hawthorns have many species in Europe, and they are not always easy to tell apart. All are thorny shrubs in the Rose family (Rosaceae), and most have whitish or pinkish flowers. The common hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna Jacq.) and midland hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata (Poiret) DC.) are both widespread. They are common in abandoned fields and along the edges of forests. Both are cultivated in North America, as are several native and Asiatic hawthorns. Curtis Clark

Huathe – Hawthorne Ogam letter correspondences
Month: April
Color: Purple
Class: Peasant
Letter: H
Meaning: Being held back for a period of time

to study this month – Ur – Heather and Mistletoe Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Purple
Class: Heather is Peasant; Mistletoe is Chieftain
Letter: U
Meaning: Healing and development on the spiritual level.

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Tides for Alsea Bay
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Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~            /Low      Time     Feet   Sunset                                    Visible
Sa  14      Low   6:08 AM    -0.4   5:50 AM     Set  5:04 AM      92
~    14     High  12:18 PM     6.5   8:36 PM    Rise  7:10 PM
~    14      Low   5:57 PM     1.6
~    14     High  11:58 PM     8.4

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Affirmation/Thought for the Day – There is beauty in simplicity.

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Journal Prompt – Where? – Where was a special place you always retreated to as a child?

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Quotes

~   Magic becomes art when it has nothing to hide. – Ben Okri
~   My act has fulfilled its purpose, but let nobody else do it. – Jan Palach, Czech student who died on this day in 1969, having self-immolated on January 16
~   A man convinced against his will is not convinced. – Dr. Lawrence J. Peter (1919-1990) US pop psychologist, writer
~   Man is harder than rock and more fragile than an egg. – Yugoslav Proverb

The glittering leaves of the rhododendrons
Balance and vibrate in the cool air;
While in the sky above them
White clouds chase each other. –John Gould Fletcher  (1886–1950)

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Magick – Craft – The White Goddess

Items needed:

  • newspaper
  • unbleached muslin (1 yard)
  • sisal rope
  • white glue
  • florist wire
  • small egg-shaped styrofoam ball
  • trim

Directions

  1. Fold one section of newspaper in half and roll it lengthwise.
  2. Fold the roll in half, and twist a twist tie at the upper third of the folded roll to form the body and legs. It may be helpful to stuff the legs into a large bottle while you work.
  3. Cut off a 20 inch section of florist wire and twist the ends together. Twist the ends into a loop approximately 1 inch long, and bend the wires close together. This will be the arms and hands
  4. Stick two pieces of florist wire approximately 6 inches long into the wide end of the styrofoam ball and fold them around the ball, twisting them together to hold it securely. With the remaining wire, secure the ball to the loop of the newspaper – this will be the head.
  5. Thread the arms through the paper of the loop, not the loop itself, to help it remain secure.
  6. Mix the glue with an equal part of water to form a solution that the material will be dipped in and used to hold the fabric to the doll and stiffen the fabric to desired shape.
  7. From the muslin, rip several 1/4- 1/2 inch strips of fabric, run them through the glue solution. The material should be saturated, but not dripping. Wrap the hands and arms wire with the material, covering the wire completely. It may take several applications of material. Tuck the ends into the material already wrapped.
  8. Repeating the same dipping process, cover the head first with horizontal wraps and then with vertical. Wrap the body of the doll crossing over from the front to the back in an “X” shape. Wrap the neck wire and secure the ends of the strips
  9. For the skirt: Rip a 12 inch by 20 inch piece of material, sew the 12 inch ends together if desired, and dip the material into the solution. Pull up over the legs, gather the waist and secure to the paper using a 1/2 strip acting as a belt.
  10. Make the apron – rip a 2 inch wide strip that is wide enough to fit over the top of the skirt, and cut the front bottom edge into a curve if desired. Secure the apron with a piece of trim.
  11. Rip a 1 inch piece of material approximately 8 inches long, dip, and drap around the neck.
  12. Rip a 3 inch wide piece of material approximately 16 inches long and drape around back and over arms.
  13. Arrange the skirt into desired folds and allow doll to dry.
  14. After the doll has dried, cut the rope into 12 12 inch sections and fold in half – this will be the part of the hair. Sew the ropes at the fold down the center of the head. Unravel the rope.
  15. You can garnish the White Goddess with a wreath of dried flowers if you like – take a vine and wrap it on itself until you have a wreath. Insert dried flowers into the wreath and place on the head.
  16. She can be left in the bottle for year-round use, or placed on top of the tree at Yule. If decorated with Moon symbols she makes a wonderful esbat tool.

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Silliness – The mathematician explains…

…the adverb virtually is used to modify a property so that it need only hold for a subgroup of finite index. Given a property P, the group G is said to be virtually P if there is a finite index subgroup H≤G such that H has property P… So, finite groups are virtually trivial. What’s the big deal?

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