Daily Stuff 6-14-22 Flag Day

Hi, folks!

Minus Tide at 7:21 AM of -2.3 feet. Really steep tide this morning! The shop is closed on Tue/Wed. Spring hours are 1-6pm Thurs.-Mon. Featured photo by Greg Anderson.

 [posting at 6pm] It’s mostly been overcast today and a bit chilly, at least the little sylphs that sneak around my ankles are! 57F, wind at 1-9mph and gusting, AQI 6-37, UV7. Chance of rain 44% today and 7% tonight. The next “swirl” has pretty much piled right onto the Anchorage area, but the one that was south of Kamchatka has walked across to be farther up the Bering Strait. What rain is happening closer to home is where the clouds are snagging on the mountain ranges and spilling. Forecast – Showers in the early morning should give way to partly/mostly sunny in the afternoon, today(59/46). Tomorrow(61/51) Partly Cloudy. Thu(60/51) AM showers, Fri(58/51) showers, just trace accum., Sat(59/51)AM showers, Sun-Wed(59/50)Partly cloudy. 1 firespot, just inland of the Bandon Wildlife area on the opposite side of the highway.

The cheese fritters worked pretty well Sunday evening. We didn’t bother with supper, just ate and then closed up and went to sleep. I slept hard, not waking until midnight.

I wrote for several hours and then couldn’t get back to sleep. I read on my tablet until Tempus got in at a little after 7am! That’s *way* early, but they were skinny papers. So we slept again and got up at about 12:15. I’ll be glad when we can be back home again. I miss my nice mattress!

We were open on time and got coffee, but before I got to drink any, we had a customer. I’m not complaining. She loved the little gem bottles and bought a ton of them, I think one of each that we had at the moment. I have to go re-inventory and re-stock those.

I wasn’t feeling well, at all. I’m not sure why, but that icky feeling when you’re about to come down with something, but don’t have any symptoms? Just ew…. so I spent some time writing, and then talked with Tempus about other stuff going on this week, then sat down with my graphics editor program to make the tags for the new calcite…. and boy, did it really fight me. I have templates saved, so I don’t have to re-do everything from scratch and it wouldn’t open the one I needed. <shrug> So I opened another file from the same template, edited and tried to save and it wouldn’t. <shrug again> Then the program didn’t want to talk with the printer. <sigh> Some days…. bad enough if *I* feel off but the electronic stuff is having a bad day, too? I was working on calcite crystals and somehow I got the numbers entered wrong. I had to back up and re-do all the signs…. <sigh> So I got nothing really accomplished.

Tempus started to make bread, late in the afternoon, but then realized we didn’t have enough flour. He did have rye flour, though, so we have a batch of my favorite bohemian rye coming up!

Today we’re going to have to sleep in, at least a little, but I have cooking to do for Thursday and I went to do some more plant stuff. I need to finish with my scented geraniums, do more on the rose sugar.

6-14-19 – Anemone by Greg Anderson OCD photography. Used with permission

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Today’s plant, Western Bracken Fern, Pteridium aquilinum, is a hardy plant that moves into disturbed ground. It dies down in the winter and grows very green, standing waist-high in the warm parts of the summer. You read a lot in literature of people making love in the bracken, which is part of its association with fertility. – Masculine, Mercury, Air – Burn outside for rain, use in amulets for protection, healing and fertility. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pteridium_aquilinum

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Today is the anniversary of the adoption of the first flag of the USA  which happened on this day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. There is a house in Philadelphia where a Flag Day parade is held every year in front of the house where US folklore has it that Betsy Ross stitched the first flag. Well, it’s folklore….  http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-the-american-flag/2011/06/08/AG3ZSkOH_story.html

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 Sagittarius enters Capricorn at 3:14pm.

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 6/14 at 4:52am. 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 6/15 at 4:52pm. 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 6/28 at 4:53am.

Strawberry Super Moon/Honey Moon – The Full June Moon often looks honey-colored, as in this photo taken June 22, 2013. – Stephen Rahn

Full Moon occurs today at 7:52 A.M. EDT. Almost exactly 12 hours later, at 7:12 P.M. EDT, the Moon reaches perigee, the closest point to Earth in its orbit. At that time, our satellite will sit 222,098 miles (357,432 kilometers) away. This means tonight’s Full Moon is also a Super Moon, a term applied when the Full phase occurs around the same time as Luna sits closest to Earth, making it appear larger and brighter than average. Take some time to enjoy the June Full Moon — also called the Strawberry Moon — tonight. You may notice that its color is not pinkish, but instead more golden yellow than usual. It is for this reason that Astronomy columnist Bob Berman suggests we christen the June Full Moon the Honey Moon — what do you think? This golden hue arises from the fact that the Moon stays close to the horizon, so its reflected light must travel a longer path through our atmosphere, which preferentially scatters away bluer light. And there’s something else going on with the Moon: Ever since First Quarter, it has been rising farther and farther south of due east each day. Tonight, the Moon rises at the farthest point southeast in this pattern; after today, it will begin moving northward, back toward due east. See if you can pick up this change over the next few nights.

The Teapot – Amateur astronomers created the asterism the Teapot of Sagittarius because the constellation is so big and doesn’t exactly resemble an Archer. – Astronomy: Roen Kelly

The waning gibbous Moon shines in front of the Sagittarius Teapot late tonight. Use binoculars to pick out the Teapot’s 2nd- and 3rd-magnitude stars through the moonlight. The Teapot is sitting level, about a fist-width wide, with its triangular spout on right. Keep in mind that it’s about twice the width of a typical binocular’s field of view. You’ll need to sweep around a little to piece out all its stars.

Saturn, magnitude +0.7, glows in eastern Capricornus, some 40° (about four fists) to the right of Jupiter before and during early dawn. The little star 2° to Saturn’s lower right is Delta Capricorni, magnitude 2.8. The reason Delta Cap has been staying there week after week is because Saturn is near its stationary point, the east end of the retrograde loop it performs against the sky every 12½ months. And, since Saturn is quite far away as planets go, its retrograde loop is small. So Delta Cap will keep fairly close company with Saturn all the way through August.

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.

Pluto Retrograde (10/8), Saturn (10/23)
Goddess Month of Rosea runs from 6/13 – 7/10
Celtic Tree Month of Duir/Oak, Jun 10 – Jul 7
Color – Scarlet
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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.

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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
Tu  14     High  12:07 AM     9.0   5:31 AM     Set  5:22 AM      99
~    14      Low   7:21 AM     -2.3   9:02 PM    Rise 10:02 PM
~    14     High   1:57 PM      6.5
~    14      Low   7:03 PM      2.7

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Affirmation/Thought for the Day – In the Name of the Maiden: I will remember to smile.

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Journal Prompt – What does this quote say to you? – You can’t unscramble eggs. — John Pierpont Morgan

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Quotes

~   Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. – Proverbs 17:1, New International Version
~   Using your power in life is learning to play the cards that you are dealt in relation to what the other players at the table have. – Kerr Cuhulain
~   Damn them for being the cheats they are. … votes for coalition members who have always been cheats, cheats, cheats and will always be cheats, cheats, cheats and will always defend cheats, cheats, cheats. – Paul Keating
~   Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. – Napoleon Hill

Occasional clouds
one gets a rest
from moon-viewing – Basho

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Litha Magick – Crafts – Nothing says, “Litha” and “Summer”, like sun-oriented fluttery things for the yard!

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Silliness – Sniglet – Any word which should be in the dictionary but isn’t. – snorfing (SNORF ing) – n. The little game waitresses love to play of waiting until your mouth is full before sneaking up and asking, “Is everything okay?”

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