Let's try this again. This time with content!
Herbs Outdoors a6 3pm. Brigdhe’s Flame esbat at 7pm.
We’re on the list for Waldport’s Great Garage Sale, which is this Saturday! We have a couple of people extra going to be here, like the Henna Candle lady, who is going to do henna painting on people, not just candles! Save your shekels for that.
We have room for a lot of people to bring their stuff. This is a good time, especially if you live in an out-of-the-way spot, to get rid of some stuff and make some cash in the meantime. Let me know you’re coming, so we don’t overflow the sidewalk!
The weather is supposed to be nice, so prepare for sun. We’ve got a few tables…first come, first served. Ditto chairs. You’ll have access to the bathroom and the hotpot, coffee in the morning and the fridge, also change, at least as long as ours holds out…and then we can run across to C&K for more. We can also watch tables while you run out for lunch or want to go browse other garage sales. All I’m asking is that if you have a good sales day, kick me back something to help keep the lights on!
If you’ve never run a garage sale I have some tips:
1. Make a list of each thing with the price written down. That stops people switching tags and you not being able to prove the price you intended. (Yes, it happens!)
2. Decide whether or not you’ll “haggle” and price accordingly.
3. Price tag each item!!!! Clothing can be priced with a piece of paper taped to the hanger or use the “pro” hang tags. “Spots” can be purchased at Staples or Freddies, or come borrow our pricing gun (not Saturday morning!!!)
4. Lay everything out on the floor or in the yard at home *first*. This doesn’t have to be exact, but it lets you know how much space.
5. Plan on putting everything out right when you start. Don’t keep stuff in a box for “later”. You’ll miss sales that way.
6. As stuff sells spread it out to cover holes, so that the space looks full.
7. Don’t shove a lot of little stuff in a box. Separate it into plates, bowls, glasses, but don’t jumble it up unless you’re selling the “lot” for one price.
8. Hang clothes if you can. (No we don’t have an extra hanging thingie….)
9. Have stuff that you don’t care if it sells or not? Stuff it in a box and label it “free” and keep *that* under the table for later!
10. Bring a sheet or cloth for the table. It looks better.
The sky is bright white. I can’t tell if it’s cloud or mist, but the clear sunshine streaming through the study window is saying, “mist”, and supposed to stay that way for a bit. It’s in the mid 40’s and not supposed to go over 60 today, although if it stays this clear I’m not sure about that.
A crow and a jay were arguing outside the bathroom window and since I left that open last night, they’re the ones that woke me. I’m actually up on time this morning.
I’m watching sparrows on the feeder fluttering and fighting.
Yesterday we had the first goldfinch that I’ve seen in a long while, and at one point a 40 (or so) member flock of geese went over. Tempus got to see one of the Cassini’s Finches yesterday, too.
It was a frustrating day. Other than the newsletter it just seemed as though things kept taking longer and longer. We’ve got ½ a dozen tasks that should have been done by yesterday’s lunchtime, even if that happened at 4pm…. And still aren’t done, so they’ve gotten put off for today.
I’ve been washing up and folding fabrics that need to go up to the shop. We uncovered a stash of stuff that had gotten wet. Some of it isn’t going to be useable, but the most were salvageable with a little bleach and/or borax. A lot of it is scrap. I’m thinking about making more small pouches again since I have a lot of small pieces. …but I kept forgetting that the washer was full, so it took all day and there’s still more …. I also managed to track down a whole box of ribbon that will go into the supplies.
Tempus had to run some errands yesterday. We needed to get a bunch of stuff dragged up here from the shop for the Brigdhe’s Flame. We have a huge amount of stuff that needed to be burned. We also brought the folding camp chairs back to the house. They take up too much room to use them at the shop. He also needed to take the bank deposit, still.
We finally got outside in the late afternoon and got the one tree taken care of. I settled in to weeding, and finished around ½ of the yarrow, self-heal, dandelion, chives and salad burnet area. I’ve got a lot of ….what on earth do I call it? “By-harvest”? It’s the stuff that comes out by mistake while weeding. I mean they call it, “by-catch” when it’s fish… plus violets, another whole handful of violets, but those are almost done for the year. …and I have a lot of weeding to do more.
The clouds rolled in, the sun went out, the wind picked up and then it started to rain, so we came in and ate supper and then got to work in the house.
Tempus got under, in back of, and around the bed and fished out all of the books and catalogues. That was quite a job. I sorted them all, trashed a lot of catalogues, put away books onto the shelves, added some new ones to the house inventory, put *those* away and then set the books aside to take to the shop. I had a few here that I was reading and there are a few more for the library.
After that he went off to get a loaf of bread started and then get the bedding while I entered the contents of the next box of stuff for the shop into the computer. We’ll get that priced and set out on Thursday. There’s another handful of pendulums, oppoponax and amber resins, inks (finally!) and more of the floating wicks. Those have been unavailable for several years, but I found a supplier for them again!
Today I get to pull out *our* garage sale stuff and in the process box up some stuff that belongs to our kids and get labels on a few things in the kitchen. I still have to do more laundry, more on the porch, more weeding and so on…. Worst of all I pulled all the tools and hardware out of the shelves in the front hall and *that’s* got to be sorted before esbat tonight! Yikes!
The shop is closed on Tuesday/Wednesday. 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 waning gibbous. 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. Best time for draining the energy behind illness, habits or addictions. Magicks of this sort, started now, should be ended before the phase change to the New Moon. This phase lasts until Saturday at 5:52pm.
Look for bright Vega moderately low in the northeast after darkness falls, and higher later. To Vega's lower right dangle fainter stars of the little constellation Lyra.
Mars in a telescope is gibbous and small, about 9.5 arcseconds wide, fading and shrinking each week. Mars (magnitude +0.1) shines fire-orange in Leo. It's high in the south-southwest at dusk and lower in the southwest to west later in the evening. Regulus is about 7° Mars's right or lower right and moving farther from it daily. Fainter Gamma Leonis is 8° above Regulus.
Saturn (magnitude +0.4, in Virgo) shines in the southeast in twilight and highest in the south around 11 or midnight daylight saving time. The star 5° to Saturn's lower right in the evening is Spica, slightly fainter and bluer.
Celtic Tree Month of Saille Willow Apr 15 - May 12
Celtic Tree Month of Huath Hawthorn May 13 - Jun 9
Goddess Month of Maia runs from 4/18 - 5/15
Goddess Month of Hera runs from 5/16 - 6/12
Runic half-month of Lagu, 4/29-5/13 Representing the flowing and mutable forces of water, Lagu symbolizes life, growth and waxing power of this time of year.
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.)
Sun in Taurus
Moon in Capricorn
Saturn retrograde, Juno retrograde, Pluto Retrograde
©2012 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright
5/9 – Wednesday, 3pm – Herbs Outdoors – (depends on the weather)
5/9 – Wednesday, esbat, waning moon, Brigdhe’s flame. We’re going with it!
5/10 – 5pm - Wicca 103 – Lesson 5/6
5/10 – Thursday – Waldport Chamber of Commerce meeting, Salty Dawg Restaurant – Noon
Waldport City Council Meeting – 2pm
Sat. May 12 – Waldport’s Great Garage Sale (We’ll have people the days before and after…)
5/12 – Saturday, 11am - Herb Workshop
Noon-ish – Care and Feeding of a Rock Tumbler
3pm - Sewing Workshop
5/13 – Sunday, 10am – Wicca 101
Noon - Brea’s Elements (counseling)
2pm - Practical Craft
5/14 – Monday – 6pm – Wicca 101 – Lesson 1-2
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Rural Tourism Marketing on a Shoestring Workshop - Overleaf Events Center at the Overleaf Lodge, $5.00
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Fundraising for Tourism & Developing
Action Teams Workshop - Overleaf Events Center at the Overleaf Lodge, $5.00
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - FREE EVENT: Community Tourism Kickoff, Location: Ona Restaurant, Yachats
http://industry.traveloregon.com/Departments/Tour ism-Development/Oregon-Rural-Tourism-Studio-1.aspx http://industry.traveloregon.com/Departments/Touri sm-Development/Oregon-Rural-Tourism-Studio-1.aspx
5/17 - 3pm, Crones’ Tea
Sun enters Gemini, 5/20 8:16am
New Moon, 5/20, 4:47pm
5/23 – Wednesday, 7pm, esbat, Diana’s bow
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
Noon – 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
Oregon Coast Pan-Pagan Gathering, Friday – Sunday, September 28-30
May. 09, 2012, Rise, Set
Actual Time, 5:55 AM PDT, 8:30 PM PDT
Civil Twilight, 5:22 AM PDT, 9:03 PM PDT
Nautical Twilight, 4:40 AM PDT, 9:45 PM PDT
Astronomical Twilight, 3:53 AM PDT, 10:33 PM PDT
Moon, No Moon Rise, 9:14 AM PDT
Length Of Visible Light, 15h 41m
Length of Day, 14h 35m
Tomorrow will be 2m 24s longer.
Waning Gibbous, 83% of the Moon is Illuminated
Saille Willow Apr 15 - May 12 - The Willow in the Tree alphabet stands for the female and lunar rhythms of life. She is water-seeking, thriving from preference on the damp margins of lakes and streams or across the low-lying water meadows. Water and the tidal movements of the sea are governed by the pull of the moon. The moon in its monthly rhythms is female, contrasting with the male sun's daily and yearly turnings. In several ways, the Celts held women in higher regard than we do today. On the material level, women were property owners, and whoever controlled the property controlled the marriage. Women of all types and ages appeared in the Celtic pantheon, the spiritual strength and life-giving qualities given by both female and male recognized equally. There were colleges of Druidesses - learned women and teachers - respected equally for their gifts of see-ship, often expressed through dreams, or night visions.
Magical Associations: Romantic love, healing, protection, fertility, magic for women.
Saille - WIllow Ogam letter correspondences
Color: listed only as bright
Meaning: Gaining balance in your life
to study this month - Ohn - Furze Ogam letter correspondences
Color: Yellow Gold
Meaning: Information that could change your life
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
W 9 High 2:56 AM 8.6 5:55 AM Set 9:15 AM 89
9 Low 9:58 AM -1.7 8:31 PM
9 High 4:33 PM 6.9
9 Low 10:01 PM 2.4
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Journal Prompt – Auto-Biographical narrative - Think of something you have wanted but have not gotten. Write a journal entry describing the item. Tell why you wanted it and how it felt or feels not to have it.
We cannot control the evil tongues of others, but a good life enables us to disregard them. - Cato the Elder
We're afraid, it's because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid. - E. Nightingale
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart. - Hanns-Oskar Porr
Whatever you expect, you will get. - Abraham Hicks
The Fire of the King will descend to roast you
Run like a coward and you’ll always stay unripe.
Open your entire being to Its flames, and you'll become
Cooked completely, like sweet-smelling, fresh-baked bread.
You will be the King and Bride at the table. - Jalal-ud-Din Rumi (Translated by Andrew Harvey from A Year of Rumi)
Magick – An Excellent Cold Remedy
1 tsp hyssop
1 green tea bag
1 1/2 tsps dried mint
honey to taste.
I use it to treat bronchitis which due to my asthma I get frequently.
Written and Submitted By Aviana SnowWolfe For GrannyMoon's Morning Feast
Make a warm compress with 4 drops of essential oils added to warm water and apply to the neck area.
Use any soft cloth. Repeat as needed. The oils to try are Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus
Cypress, Clary Sage and Sandalwood. Try a combination of a few for a total of 4 drops od eo's.
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Breathe more easily during Aerobics, Sports, and other exercise. Vigorous exercise strains the respiratory system. Before exercising, spray these mists into the air and breathe deeply to help soothe breathing passages. Caution; Make sure you aren't allergic to any of these oils. Use with caution if you have asthma or other breathing problems!!
40 drops Peppermint
30 drops Rosemary
30 drops Lime
30 drops Lavender
20 drops Marjoram
4 Fluid ounces of pure water
Mix all together. Store in the refrigerator
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.
4/16/12 – For someone who has found a dream job and wants some extra oomph to help him get it.
4/13/12 – “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.
Silliness – Blatant Bigotry
So four fonts walk into a bar....
The bartender says "Hey!!! Get out....we do not serve your type here..."