Wicca 101 at 10. Brea’s Elements at Noon. Practical Craft follows. We’ll be running a movie if anyone comes in for that.
It’s raining. Drips come off the porch roof and splatter where they hit the edge of the fuchsia basket and the planter.
We just had a black-headed grosbeak female on the feeder. I haven’t seen one that I know of before. They’re not as yellow as the evening grosbeaks. A house finch was on the feeder before that. Else it’s been chickadees and sparrows.
The clematis vine that’s growing on the porch is putting out new vines again. Wow…. In less than a week the vine right by the door has gone from long enough to catch in the screen door, to hanging within a foot of the porch floor! There are an ½ dozen tendrils like that that we’re going to have to get woven up into the porch roof supports. I’ve told Tempus that we’ve got to get that one done, at the least, or we’re going to try to leave for the shop and find out that it’s decided to lock us in!
I managed to get the comfrey and calendula and all sorted out and into the dryer yesterday, along with the few random woodruff blooms that I found on the way to the car. Tempus pulled down some more of the herbs to process for storage too. I’ve a big bundle of hydrangea to get done, but I managed to print headers for those and the violets.
…and then we spent a chunk of the afternoon, well into the evening, working on paperwork. We’ve had one transaction to track down, to make sure that a check of ours hadn’t gotten into the wrong hands and even once we were sure of that, to make sure which checkbook, which account and which of us wrote out the darned thing. I *hate* it when things go sideways like that! But that one will be fixed in Tuesday’s mail as a new check goes out.
We didn’t get out of the shop until past 10, by which point we were both snappish and starving. We made a salad and Tempus made popcorn and by the time we were done eating all we did was turned off the light and sleep.
Today is the regular Sunday classes, (if we actually have any students because of the holiday), but Tempus has some work this afternoon doing house-cleaning.
The shop opens at 11am today, but I’ll be there in plenty of time for class. Spring hours, 11am-7pm, Thursday through Monday. 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!
Love & Light,
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The Moon is a waxing Crescent. 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. Waxing Crescent Phase ends at the ¼ moon at 1:16pm on Monday.
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.
Look above the Moon this evening for Regulus and, higher and fainter, Gamma Leonis. To the left of these three is Mars.
Mercury is buried in the glare of the Sun. Jupiter is buried deep in the sunrise.
Venus is plunging toward inferior conjunction, when it will transit the face of the Sun on June 5–6 (on the afternoon of the 5th for North America). This will be the last Venus transit until 2117.
Celtic Tree Month of Huath Hawthorn May 13 - Jun 9
Goddess Month of Hera runs from 5/16 - 6/12
Runic half-month of 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 Odal 5/29-6/13- The rune Odel signifies ancestral property, the homestead, and all those things that are “one’s own”.
Sun in Gemini
Moon in Leo
Venus, Saturn, Juno, Pluto Retrograde
©2012 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright
5/26-28 – Memorial Day weekend
5/27 – Sunday, 10am – Wicca 101
Noon - Brea’s Elements (counseling)
2pm - Practical Craft
5/28 – Monday – 6pm – Wicca 101 – Lesson 3
5/30 – Wednesday, 3pm – Herbs Outdoors – (weather permitting)
5/31 - 5pm - Wicca 103 – Lesson 5/6
June 1-3 – Psychic Fair – Special Guest, Tanya Lester, Tasiographer
6/1 – Friday, Tea Leaf Reading Workshop 7pm – by donation
6/2 – Saturday, 10am-6pm - Tea Leaf & Tarot Readings by Tanya Lester, Tasiographer
6/2 – Saturday, 11am - Herb Workshop
6/2 – Noon, Brandon Tweed on Raising Fowl
2pm – Care & Feeding of a Rock Tumbler
3pm - Sewing Workshop
6pm - Metta Meditation
7pm – Movie Night, showing ? (discussion follows)
6/3 – Sunday, 10am-6pm - Tea Leaf & Tarot Readings by Tanya Lester, Tasiographer
6/3 – Sunday, 10am – Wicca 101 Noon - Brea’s Elements (class)
1pm – Free showing of ?
3pm – Discussion follows movie
6/4 – Full Strong Sun Moon at 4:12am, Pathfinding Horse Moon
Lunar Eclipse – 6/4/12 4:03am
6/4 – Full Strong Sun Moon at 4:12am, Pathfinding Horse Moon
Neptune Retrograde 6-4-12 2:03pm
6/6 – Wednesday, 7pm, esbat, waning moon
6/9 – Saturday, 11am - Herb Workshop
Noon-ish – Care and Feeding of a Rock Tumbler
3pm - Sewing Workshop
Chiron Retrograde 6-11-12 10:12pm
6/14 – Thursday – Waldport Chamber of Commerce meeting – Noon
Waldport City Council Meeting – 2pm
6/16 – Waldport Beachcomber Days
New Moon, 6/19, 8:02am
Sun enters Cancer 4:09pm
6/20 – Wednesday 7pm, Circle business meeting for Litha (run-through)
Litha Sabbat Open Circle, 6/22, Friday, 7pm at Ancient Light (waxing moon)
6/21 - 3pm, Crones’ Tea
Saturn Direct 6-25-12 1am
Venus Direct 6-27-12 8:07am
June 30 - July8 – Psychic Fair – Special Guests, Kat Cunningham, Carl Neal & Lupa Bi
Oregon Coast Pan-Pagan Gathering, Friday – Sunday, September 28-30
May. 27, 2012 Rise Set
Actual Time 5:37 AM PDT 8:49 PM PDT
Civil Twilight 5:02 AM PDT 9:25 PM PDT
Nautical Twilight 4:16 AM PDT 10:11 PM PDT
Astronomical Twilight 3:21 AM PDT 11:07 PM PDT
Moon 11:57 AM PDT 12:51 AM PDT
Length Of Visible Light 16h 22m
Length of Day 15h 12m
Tomorrow will be 1m 35s longer.
Waxing Crescent, 37% of the Moon is Illuminated
Celtic tree month 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
Meaning: Being held back for a period of time
to study this month - Ur - Heather and Mistletoe Ogam letter correspondences
Class: Heather is Peasant; Mistletoe is Chieftain
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
Su 27 High 4:48 AM 6.2 5:37 AM Set 12:52 AM 29
27 Low 11:43 AM 0.1 8:50 PM Rise 11:58 AM
27 High 6:31 PM 6.3
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – I will feel good about myself. today.
Journal Prompt – What if? - If you could participate in an Olympic event, which one would you choose and why?
You and I ought not to die before we have explained ourselves to each other. - John Adams, (1735-1826) US President, in a letter to Thomas Jefferson
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing. - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish writer and wit
All we are is a lot of talking nitrogen. - Arthur Miller (1915-2005) US playwright
All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired. - Martin Luther (1483-1546) German leader of the Protestant Reformation
Silence you are the diamond in me
the Jewel of my real wealth!
From your soft earth
grow thousands of rose gardens
whose perfumes drown me in my heart. - Jalal-ud-Din Rumi
Magick – Litha
Build Your Own Stonehenge Activity - http://fun.familyeducation.com/outdoor-games/winte r/35028.html
Age: 8 and up
Time: 1 to 2 hours
Type of Activity: Science
Center stake for reference point.
50 feet of rope.
20 to 30 marker stones or small stakes.
Here's a unique way to celebrate the solstice: Build your own Stonehenge. As you might know, Stonehenge is one of the oldest (4,000+ years) and best known astronomical calendar sites in the world. You can recreate it without going through the bother of lugging 25 to 50 ton slabs of rock around the neighborhood. All you'll need is a bit of ambition, and a location offering an unobstructed view of the eastern or western horizon. Locations offering a 360º horizon view are ideal (and rare).
What to do
The first thing you'll need to do is create a viewing circle. Anchor a reference stake at the center point of the circle and place your compass on top of it. Find due north and place a marker at 50 feet north of the center. Repeat the process for east, west and south. (The rope is used as a guide to insure that all markers are equidistant from the center stake.) Again, using the rope as a guide, place a small marker stone every few feet around the perimeter of your circle. The center of the circle now becomes your fixed reference point and the westward facing perimeter is where you'll be placing the sunset markers.
The calendar can be started at any time, but the solstice sunsets are the most fun. Mark the point of sunset with a pole, stake or other (not easily moved) marker. Tag the marker with the date of sunset.
Repeat the process every seven days or so. Over the weeks and months you'll note that the sun appears to "walk" faster at some times of the year than others. When you've finished (in a year's time) you'll have a working astronomical calendar and an excuse to invite friends and classmates over to the house to check the date.
Photo-op: Take a snapshot of the western skyline and tape it to the wall by a western facing window. With a felt tip marker draw an arrow on the photo corresponding to the point of sunset and note the date. Repeat the process.
Window marks: (This takes two people.) Standing at the same point in the room of a western facing window, have the other person make a small mark on the glass where the sun sets. Note the date and repeat the process on a weekly basis.
How it works
The principle behind an astronomical calendar is simple. The apparent rising and setting horizon point of the sun changes with each passing day. The different points correspond to different days of the year.
At minimum, an astronomical calendar only requires a fixed reference point for viewing and another fixed reference point marking the position of the rising and/or setting sun on the horizon.
In the Northern Hemisphere, if you were to watch a time-lapse movie of a year's worth of sunsets, you would notice that the sun appears to "walk" back and forth across the western horizon. The winter solstice marks the southern limit of the sun's journey and the summer solstice is the northern boundary. Closer examination would reveal that, with the exception of the two solstice extremes, every other point on the horizon is crossed twice during the course of the year. Once on the southern march and again on the northern return.
At the time of the winter and summer solstices, (around December 22 and June 22) the sun is directly overhead at either the Tropic of Cancer (summer) or the Tropic of Capricorn (winter). In the Northern Hemisphere these dates mark the beginnings of summer and winter and the days of the longest and shortest hours of daylight.
More on: Summer Fun for the Whole Family http://fun.familyeducation.com/summer/seasons/3295 4.html
5/19/12 – Dealing with a persistent ex, a mistake from the git-go, stressed and feeling under attack constantly. Help!
5/16/12 – For someone who has found a dream job and wants some extra oomph to help him get it.
5/13/12 – “I am still very sick and have been for a month now - really need help kicking this on the spiritual plane - depression makes you sick and I am having a hard time climbing out of this hole. I now have bronchitis as well as the ongoing infection - see Dr again on Monday - This is probably the only request for help/healing I have ever made - but I just can't seem to kick this on my own. Whatever you think will help - I feel like I am dying a very slow and painful death.” Update 5-8 Doing better, but still need help. Update 5/17 Sunshine helps!
5/8/12 - 9-year-old boy with an inoperable brain tumor. Starting radiation. Family and friends asking help for him and for the children that know him. Update 4/7 He’s doing pretty well and back in school despite the treatments. Update 5/8 No news is good news. Update 5/25 He is 10x better. He is in full remission.
Silliness – GCF: Paying Bills
I was in small-claims court when I listened in on the case of a woman who held a good job but still had trouble paying her bills on time.
"Can't you live within your income?" asked the judge.
"No, Your Honor," she said. "It's all I can do to live within my credit."