There’s brilliant sunshine out there. The leaves of the alder look metallic. There’s just enough wind to stir the leaves and once in a while a zephyr blows through to will stir a branch. It’s in the mid-50’s, which looks like good garden weather.
I haven’t seen any birds this morning, but last night, just after we got home in the dusk, a hummingbird spent quite a while by the feeder. I had the study window open and you could hear him, since it was so quiet outside, sounding like a bumblebee on steroids….
One thing I’ve been missing this spring, since we’re doing so little driving, are the wild rhododendrons. One of the bright spots yesterday was driving along 101 and seeing the masses of pink in little spots or in masses. The one curve south of Seal Rock on the ocean side of the read is most of a mile of one rhody after another.
Sheesh… what a day, yesterday! Note to self: do not allow me to run out of anti-virals *ever* again! If you read yesterday’s incredibly late newsletter you know what happened. I’m better, not a lot… but itching. So far I haven’t clawed myself bloody, but please, all of you, *go* *get* *the* *chicken pox* *shot*! This is awful….
Once I got to the shop pretty much the whole day was spent with customers and jewelry while they were there, setting up some orders to go out in the next few days and then class in the evening.
We finished Lesson 4.
…and then I went home and itched some more…..
I’m hoping to get into the garden today…anything to distract my hands.
I also have to set up an order for some of the amulets where we’ve run down the stock over the winter. I put the full list together, yesterday, and I’ll be ordering those each week for a while. When one of my suppliers ran a special last fall I stocked in the whole line and that board is getting really empty, despite my re-ordering regularly.
I also am going to spend some time with the book lists to see what’s new that I should be stocking. .
Doesn’t that pasta/tomato salad in the Magicks section sound good? I’m going to ask Tempus to pick up some of the ingredients. I hadn’t been reminded of this one since this time last year. …and I’ve added mozzarella balls to it, especially the fresh ones are delicious and make it into a light main dish. If you add greens to it, putting it on a bed of various garden greens it can make a whole dinner! I’ve taken this one to barbeques and I’m seriously thinking about making some for the 3rd July Fireworks Cookout.
The shop is closed on Tuesday/Wednesday, although the car may be there, since Tempus is going to be running around down there. 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,
NASA Science News for May 28, 2012 - On Monday, June 4th, the Moon will pass through the shadow of Earth, producing a partial lunar eclipse visible across the Pacific from China to the United States. FULL STORY: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-na sa/2012/28may_strawberry/
Ancient Light’s website – www.ancientlight.info – You *can* order from here! …or e-mail…or call on the phone… or Facebook….etc…..
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The Moon is waxing gibbous. 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.
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.
Bright Arcturus shines southeast of the zenith after dark. Vega, equally bright, shines less high in the east-northeast.
A third of the way from Arcturus to Vega, look for dim Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown, with its one modestly bright star, Alphecca. Two thirds of the way from Arcturus to Vega is the dim Keystone of Hercules.
Uranus (magnitude 5.9, at the Pisces-Cetus border) is very low in the east just before the first light of dawn.
Celtic Tree Month of Huath Hawthorn May 13 - Jun 9
Goddess Month of Hera runs from 5/16 - 6/12
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 Virgo
Venus, Saturn, Juno, Pluto Retrograde
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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
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
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
6/4 – Monday – 6pm – Wicca 101 – Lesson 5
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
6/10 – Sunday, 10am – Wicca 101
Noon - Brea’s Elements (counseling)
2pm - Practical Craft
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. 29, 2012, Rise, Set
Actual Time, 5:36 AM PDT, 8:51 PM PDT
Civil Twilight, 5:00 AM PDT, 9:27 PM PDT
Nautical Twilight, 4:14 AM PDT, 10:13 PM PDT
Astronomical Twilight, 3:18 AM PDT, 11:10 PM PDT
Moon, 2:15 PM PDT, 1:47 AM PDT
Length Of Visible Light, 16h 26m
Length of Day, 15h 15m
Tomorrow will be 1m 28s longer.
First Quarter, 59% 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
Tu 29 Low 1:37 AM 2.1 5:36 AM Set 1:47 AM 50
29 High 7:10 AM 5.5 8:52 PM Rise 2:15 PM
29 Low 1:28 PM 1.0
29 High 8:07 PM 7.0
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Make this a friendly day!
Journal Prompt – Describe - Describe the first time you ever danced with someone.
As you breathe in cherish yourself. As you breathe out cherish all beings. - Dalai Lama
Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. - Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) US President
Beware the barrenness of a busy life. - Socrates
Coming in, I was denounced as a fraud by all the extreme men of the opposing party, and as an ingrate and a traitor by the same class of men in my own party. Going out, I have the good will, blessings, and approval of the best people of all parties . . . - Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893) US President
There comes a holy and transparent time
when every touch of beauty
opens the heart to tears.
This is the time the Beloved of heaven
is brought tenderly on earth.
This is the time of the opening of the rose. - Jalal-ud-Din Rumi (Translated by Andrew Harvey from A Year of Rumi)
Magick – Litha
Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes
Small bag Angel Hair Pasta
4 Teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
8 Teaspoons Minced Garlic
2 cup finely diced onion
4 Teaspoon Oregano
12 tomatoes, chopped
4 Teaspoon Basil
4 teaspoon salt
1. Cook pasta.
4. While pasta is cooking and chilling, chop up all other ingredients.
5. Place in a large container.
6. Add pasta and stir well.
7. Chill for one hour in the refrigerator before serving.
Note – I would call this a cold salad… and I prefer shells with this or to use bean thread cooked in tomato juice.
Tomato & Leek Soup wBasil Cream Hearts (11 views)
Tomato & Leek Soup w/Basil Cream Hearts Delicious Living Magazine --
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
1 medium leek
1 32-ounce can of organic, peeled Roma tomatoes
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter, optional
2 ounces heavy cream or evaporated skim milk
1 ounce sweet basil, washed and dried
1. Slice leek in half lengthwise and chop into 1/2-inch pieces. Soak in water to clean.
2. Transfer wet leek to a stainless steel pot. Heat on low until leek "sweats" and becomes tender. Add tomatoes and simmer 10 minutes. Place vegetables in a blender and puree until smooth. Stir in butter. Add sugar and salt to taste. Be careful when blending the hot soup use a kitchen towel to hold the lid down.
3. Heat cream, pour into blender and add basil. Puree until smooth and season to taste with salt.
4. To serve, ladle soup into bowls. Spoon one tablespoon of basil cream onto the center of each bowl of soup. Run a straw or a chopstick through the center of the dollop to create a heart shape. Be creative make hearts in as many sizes as you'd like. Serve immediately.
Note: Using evaporated skim milk and no butter reduces fat grams to 1.3 only 5 percent of calories from fat.
Cold Tomato Soup - http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Parthenon/7039/Ash linCB.html
2 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1 sweet pepper, seeded and chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
3/4 C. Herb blend, basil, chives, tarragon, parsley, dill, chervil, thyme
1/2 C. olive oil
3 tbsp. lemon juice
3 C. cold water
1 sweet Spanish onion, peeled and sliced
1 C. cucumber, peeled, seeded, and sliced
1/2 tsp. paprika
1. Put chopped tomatoes, pepper, garlic and herbs in a bowl.
2. Stir in olive oil, lemon juice, and cold water.
3. Add onion, cucumber, and paprika.
4. Chill in refrigerator for about 5 hours.
5. Serve over ice cubes in bowls and garnish with fresh parsley or watercress.
BAKED TOMATOES – Gordon Ireland - Serves 6-8
3 whole fresh tomatoes
12-oz bag cheddar cheese
Flat tray or cookie sheet
1) Pre-heat the oven to 350 F.
2) Shred cheddar cheese
Slice the tomato 1/2-inch thick, place on tin foil on tray
3) Liberally spread cheddar cheese on the tomatoes.
4) Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and sprinkle parsley over tomatoes.
Note – Any kind of flavorful cheese works with this. I love it with blue cheese! ..and you can put the tomatoes onto bread and serve it with a cold salad for an awesome light supper.
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: You Stink!
It was a particularly tough football game, and nerves were on edge. The home team had been the victim of three or four close calls, and they were now trailing the visitors by a touchdown and a field goal. When the official called yet another close one in the visitor's favor, the home quarterback blew his top.
"How many times can you do this to us in a single game?" he screamed. "You were wrong on the out-of-bounds call, you were wrong on that last holding call, and you failed to say anything about a late hit in the first quarter."
The official just stared. The quarterback seethed, but he tried to suppress language that might get him tossed out of the game. "What it comes down to," he bellowed, "is that YOU STINK!"
The official stared a few more seconds. Then he bent down, picked up the ball, paced off 15 yards, and put the ball down. He turned to face the steaming quarterback.
"And how do I smell from here?" he asked.