Daily Stuff 5-27-22 Bede

Hi, folks!

The shop opens at 1pm. Spring hours are 1-6pm Thurs.-Mon. Featured photo by Kytka Hilmar-Jezek.

 [posting at 6pm] I’ve been watching sun coming and going on my window blind all day. The computer is saying, “rain shower”, but it’s sunny and dry, right now, even though the map shows a big green blodge just north of us. 60F, wind at 0-3mph and gusting, AQI 12-38, UV5. Chance of rain 20% today and 80% tonight. GALE WATCH late Friday through Saturday evening. Forecast – There’s a chance of showers very early today(56/49), ending long before sunrise, but staying cloudy. Tomorrow’s weather(55/47) is likely to put paid to much tourist traffic, since we’re talking an inch of rain and wind into the upper 20’s. That should trail off Sun(51/47) into Mon(55/45) ending just in time for some afternoon cookouts. Tue/Wed(61/49) are likely to have only a little sun, but be dry. Thu/Fri(58/49) overcast. Sat(57/49) small chance of showers. 1 firespot, just east of the Medford Airport.

Wednesday evening was quiet. I was tired after the work in the garden, so was Tempus, but while I curled up to sleep, Amor called and Tempus talked to him for quite awhile. I was back up by midnight, writing. Tempus didn’t get up until his phone rang that the papers were on the way! I wrote for several hours, then curled up with my tablet. Tempus got in early… around 7:30!

We may have a work-around that would let us stay back home before we get the part. Tempus was looking at possibilities today, but with the bulk route tonight, he didn’t want to wear out early. Right now, he’s in back. He’s been cleaning back there for most of the day, but now he’s making a fried potato supper, which will be very tasty and it smells wonderful!

We haven’t been busy. 1 customer all day. I’m guessing it’s the tight squeeze between gas and inflation that’s keeping tourists home and squeezing the locals. I’ve been writing most of the day, getting caught up on my spice mix page. I’m tired. I got enough sleep last night, but I guess the skull-sweat is catching up to me. 🙂

We still have plants to water and I need to inventory the herbs and get that wall caught up! …and more writing. I’m about 1/2-way, it looks like.

Today we’ll be open at 1pm. I’m wondering how much of a holiday weekend this is going to be? Between weather and gas prices, I’m guessing it’s a craps shoot.

Tulips in Prague – 5/11/19 Kytka Hilmar-Jezek


Today’s Plant is Miner’s Lettuce, Claytonia perfoliata (aka winter purslane, or Indian lettuce). It’s a plant native to our area, growing and blooming in our soggy spring and drying out and dying back in the summer. I’ve seen in re-bloom in the fall. It’s a leaf vegetable that can be eaten raw or cooked like spinach. It’s really choice in salads and very high in vitamin C. It got the name because the Gold Rush miners ate it to prevent scurvy, since they really weren’t eating right. Like any lettuce or most of the salad greens it’s Feminine and Water, but as any high Vitamin C food, its planet correspondence is the Sun. – Sprinkling it inside the home brings happiness, so it’s good in floor washes or new home blessings. Carry it with you for luck and to protect from violence. Put it into sleep pillows or add to a dream catcher to keep away nightmares. I’ve actually slipped it between the mattress and sheets for this purpose. More here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miner%27s_lettuce More on the genus here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claytonia

feast 0527 Nuremberg_Chronicle_Venerable_Bede

Today is the anniversary of the death of the Venerable Bede in 735. He was an English monk at the monastery of Saint Peter at Monkwearmouth and its companion monastery, Saint Paul’s, in modern Jarrow, Northeast England, both of which were located in the Kingdom of Northumbria. He is well known as an author and scholar, and his most famous work, Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History of the English People) gained him the title “The Father of English History”. He actually had access to a lot of documents that have long since disappeared as well as quite a number of classical sources.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bede and here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historia_ecclesiastica_gentis_Anglorum

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,


Today’s Astro & Calendar

Moon in Taurus

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 5/30 at 4:30am. Hecate’s Brooch – 3-5 days before New Moon – Best time for Releasing Rituals. It’s the last few days before the new moon, the time of Hecate’s Brooch. This is the time that if you’re going to throw something out, or sweep the floors, or take stuff to Good Will, do it! Rid yourself of negativity and work on the letting go process. Release the old, removing unwanted negative energies, addictions, or illness. Do physical and psychic cleansings. Good for wisdom & psychic ability. Goddess Aspect: Crone – Associated God/desses: Callieach, Banshee, Hecate, Baba Yaga, Ereshkigal, Thoth. Phase ends at the Dark on 5/30 at 4:30pm.

Southern spot – On the morning of May 27, Callisto’s large shadow transits the south polar regions of Jupiter. While this occurs, all four Galilean moons are visible. Not shown here, Ganymede lies farther east. – Astronomy: Roen Kelly

The Jupiter system puts on a show today, particularly for Midwestern and western observers. Callisto’s shadow spends 2.5 hours meandering across the gas giant’s face, starting at 5:31 A.M. EDT. (East Coast observers may just be able to catch the opening minutes of the transit before the Sun rises.) As the event kicks off, Jupiter is already nearly 19° high in the Midwest. Callisto itself sits more than 1.5′ east of Jupiter, even as its shadow begins to blot out the cloud tops. All three other Galilean moons are visible as well; Ganymede sits farther east, while Europa (closest to the planet) and Io sit to Jupiter’s west. An hour later, the shadow has made it nearly halfway across the disk, skimming along the far southern regions of the planet. And 12 hours from now, when Jupiter is unfortunately unobservable, Callisto itself will just skim across the planet’s south pole in a transit lasting a mere 30 minutes.



Bright Capella sets low in the northwest fairly soon after dark these evenings; how soon depends on your latitude. That leaves Vega and Arcturus as the brightest stars in the evening sky. Vega shines in the east-northeast. Arcturus is now very high toward the south.

The Northern Crown – Corona Borealis is a horseshoe-shaped constellation made up of seven stars. – Astronomy: Roen Kelly

A third of the way from Arcturus down to Vega look for semicircular Corona Borealis, with 2nd-magnitude Alphecca as its one moderately bright star.

Two thirds of the way from Arcturus to Vega is the dim Keystone of Hercules, now lying almost level. Use binoculars or a telescope to examine the Keystone’s top edge. A third of the way from its left end to the right is 6th-magnitude M13, one of Hercules’s two great globular star clusters. In binoculars it’s a tiny glowing cotton ball. A 4- or 6-inch scope begins to resolve some of its speckliness. Located 22,000 light-years away high above the plane of the Milky Way, it consists of several hundred thousand stars in a swarm only about 140 light-years wide.

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. Runic Half-month of Othala/ Odal/Odel 5/29-6/13- The rune Odel signifies ancestral property, the homestead, and all those things that are “one’s own”.

Mercury (6/3), Pluto Retrograde (10/8)
Goddess Month of Hera runs from 5/16 – 6/12
Celtic Tree Month of
Huath/Hawthorn, May 13 – Jun 9
Color – Purple
Planting 5/27-9
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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.


Tides for Alsea Bay

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~            /Low      Time     Feet   Sunset                                    Visible
F    27      Low   5:43 AM    -0.1   5:38 AM    Rise  4:18 AM      12
~    27     High  11:52 AM     5.8   8:49 PM     Set  6:19 PM
~    27      Low   5:22 PM     1.9
~    27     High  11:26 PM     7.8


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – The greatest effort is not concerned with results.


Journal Prompt – Auto-Biographical narrative – Do you exercise? How has your exercising changed throughout your life? (Or has it…?)



~   You will grow as soon as you decide to become remarkable—and do something about it. – Seth Godin
~   Minds are like parachutes-not much good unless they are open. – Harvey Mackay
~   In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. – Tony Robbins
~   A learner with the simplest, a teacher of the thoughtfullest; A novice beginning yet experient of myriads of seasons. – Walt Whitman

Would that thou could’st last for aye,
Merry, ever-merry May!
Made of sun-gleams, shade and showers,
Bursting buds, and breathing flowers. – –William D. Gallagher (1808–94)


Litha Magick – Invocations

Midsummer by JT – http://www.fortunecity.com/greenfield/tigris/567/id20.htm

Midsummer —
Longest day
Shortest night
Longest light
Shortest dark
The world within
Echoes the world without
Lush foliage, leaves unfurled
Soft springy grass dotted with
Brightly colored flowers peeping through
The earth is green and bright
With warm sunny days
Clear velvety blue skies
Gentle cool breezes
Nature in glory
Our hopes blossom
Creativity flowers
With the season
The seeds of the fruit
Our desires will bear
Can be seen
On the stems
Of our dreams

A Tree Song – Rudyard Kipling  (A. D. 1200)
Of all the trees that grow so fair,
  Old England to adorn,
Greater are none beneath the Sun,
 Than Oak, and Ash, and Thorn.

Sing Oak, and Ash, and Thorn, good sirs,
  (All of a Midsummer morn!)
Surely we sing no little thing,
 In Oak, and Ash, and Thorn!

Oak of the Clay lived many a day,
  Or ever AEneas began.
Ash of the Loam was a lady at home,
  When Brut was an outlaw man.
Thorn of the Down saw New Troy Town
 (From which was London born);
Witness hereby the ancientry
  Of Oak, and Ash, and Thorn!

Yew that is old in churchyard-mould,
  He breedeth a mighty bow.
Alder for shoes do wise men choose,
  And beech for cups also.
But when ye have killed, and your bowl is spilled,
  And your shoes are clean outworn,
Back ye must speed for all that ye need,
  To Oak, and Ash, and Thorn!

Ellum she hateth mankind, and waiteth
  Till every gust be laid,
To drop a limb on the head of him
  That anyway trusts her shade:
But whether a lad be sober or sad,
  Or mellow with ale from the horn,
He will take no wrong when he lieth along
  ‘Neath Oak, and Ash, and Thorn!

Oh, do not tell the Priest our plight,
  Or he would call it a sin;
But–we have been out in the woods all night,
  A-conjuring Summer in!
And we bring you news by word of mouth-
  Good news for cattle and corn–
Now is the Sun come up from the South,
  With Oak, and Ash, and Thorn!

Sing Oak, and Ash, and Thorn, good sirs
  (All of a Midsummer morn):
England shall bide ti11 Judgment Tide,
  By  Oak, and Ash, and Thorn! – https://www.poetryloverspage.com/poets/kipling/tree_song.html


Silliness – Shorties – A duck walks into a pharmacy and says, “Give me some chapstick and put it on my bill.”

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