Wicca 101 at 6pm.
It’s dripping and very green. The alder is starting to get leaves. I can tell because not only are the catkins loose and coming apart there’s a fluff starting to obscure the branches. It’s a beautiful tree with those silvery limbs. Pretty soon they’ll vanish, and only reappear in the fall.
It was nice for most of the day, the fog rolling in mid-afternoon, but by the time we headed home it was raining. It was nice to have a break from the rain!
It’s 51F already, but not going to get much warmer if at all. The rain’s supposed to thin out a bit later in the day.
When did the rosebush get that many leaves?
Derek Yaeger was waiting for us at the shop when we got there yesterday morning. He’s finished with Job Corps and drove over from Albany to spend a little time with us a say hi. While he was finishing up he didn’t really have time. He’s working as a flagger, but putting out job applications, hunting something better.
Class went well. We’re ½-way through the history part of Lesson 1. Brea came in and worked with some of the youngsters while we put a movie on. I think it was Practical Magick. Kat was in at 1pm and worked with the young folks on making Talking Sticks. She’s going to be back in a couple of weeks to help them work on those some more.
The Pan-Pagan planning meeting was a little disappointing. Kat stayed and Mary and Willow were there and that was all, so the meeting lasted for maybe 15 minutes. Most of the out-of-town people had problems with coming and contacted me.
Today I’ll be by myself at the shop. Tempus has some equipment repair work today. I’m going to keep going to sorting/organizing, probably boxes, but sooner or later I have to tackle the compounding station….
The shop opens at 11am and we’ll be there through class time. Spring hours, 11am-6pm, 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 Waning Crescent. 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. Waning Crescent Moon – From 10 ½ days after full moon or rather 8 days before new moon until 3 days before. Best time for beginning introspective magicks that are more long term. Hecate’s Brooch begins at 12:18pm… 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 begin the letting go process.
As twilight fades, look for bright Sirius in the southwest, Orion's horizontal Belt off to the right (with Betelgeuse above it, Rigel below it), and Aldebaran and Venus farther to the right in the west.
The best time to examine Venus in a telescope is late afternoon or around sunset. It's now a thick crescent 30 arcseconds tall and 40% sunlit, waning and enlarging week by week as it swings toward Earth.
Celtic Tree Month of Saille Willow Apr 15 - May 12
Goddess Month of Columbina runs from 3/20 - 4/17
Goddess Month of Maia runs from 4/18 - 5/15
Runic half-month of Man, April 14-28 A time when the archetypal reality of the human condition should be meditated upon. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, 1992
Sun in Aries
Moon in Pisces
Saturn retrograde, Juno retrograde, Pluto Retrograde
©2012 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright
4/16 – Monday – 6pm – Wicca 101
4/18– Wednesday, 3pm – Herbs Outdoors – (weather permitting)
4/18 – Esbat, Hecate’s Brooch – Lesser Banishing of the Chocolate Bunny
4/19 – Thursday, Sun enters Taurus, 9:12am
3pm, Crones’ Tea
5pm - Wicca 103 – Lesson 5
4/21 – Saturday, New Moon at 12:18am
4/21 – Saturday, 11am - Herb Workshop
1pm – Care and Feeding of a Rock Tumbler
3pm - Sewing Workshop
4/22 – Sunday, 10am – Wicca 101
Noon - Brea’s Elements (class)
2pm - Practical Craft
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Nature-based Tourism Development Workshop - Crestview Golf Club Restaurant, $5.00
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - FREE EVENT: Evening for Entrepreneurs - Location: TBD
No fee to participate
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Creating and Producing High Impact Events Workshop - An event or festival is all about people - people coming together to
Crestview Golf Club Restaurant, $5.00
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
4/30 – Monday, Walpurgisnacht
5/1 – Tuesday, Traditional Date, Beltane
5/2 – Wednesday, esbat, Coming up on Full Moon, Beltane Practice
Beltane/Walpurgisnacht Sabbat 5/4, Friday, 7pm at Ancient Light
May 5-6 – Psychic Fair – Special Guest, Carl Neal
5/5 – Saturday, 11am - Herb Workshop
Noon – ?
1pm – ?
3pm - Sewing Workshop
6pm - Metta Meditation
7pm – Movie Night, showing ?
5/5 – Full Flower Moon at 8:35pm, Healing Scorpion Moon
5/6 – Sunday, 10am – Wicca 101
Noon - Brea’s Elements (class)
1pm – Free showing of ??
3pm – Discussion follows movie
5/10 – Thursday – Waldport Chamber of Commerce meeting, Greenside Restaurant (Crestview Golf Club) – Noon
Waldport City Council Meeting – 2pm
Sat. May 12 – Waldport’s Great Garage Sale (We’ll have people the days before and after…)
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: TBD
Sun enters Gemini, 5/20 8:16am
New Moon, 5/20, 4:47pm
Oregon Coast Pan-Pagan Gathering, Friday – Sunday, September 28-30
Apr. 16, 2012 Rise Set
Actual Time 6:29 AM PDT 8:02 PM PDT
Civil Twilight 5:59 AM PDT 8:33 PM PDT
Nautical Twilight 5:22 AM PDT 9:10 PM PDT
Astronomical Twilight 4:42 AM PDT 9:50 PM PDT
Moon 4:10 AM PDT 3:54 PM PDT
Length Of Visible Light 14h 34m
Length of Day 13h 33m
Tomorrow will be 2m 55s longer.
Waning Crescent, 19% 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
Tides for Alsea Bay
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
M 16 Low 4:11 AM 1.9 6:29 AM Rise 4:11 AM 25
16 High 9:58 AM 6.4 8:03 PM Set 3:55 PM
16 Low 4:22 PM 1.0
16 High 10:43 PM 7.1
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – There's no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream!
Journal Prompt – Multicultural Connections - What country—other than your own—do you most admire? Write the reasons for your choice.
I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.' - Kurt Vonnegut
If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror ever become polished? - Rumi
If you don’t invest much, then defeat doesn’t hurt very much and winning is not very exciting. – Dick Vermeil
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are... you would never think a negative thought. - Charmine Shing
By what are you saved? And how?
Saved like a bit of string,
tucked away in a drawer?
Saved like a child rushed from
a burning building, already
singed and coughing smoke?
Or are you salvaged
like a car part -- the one good door
when the rest is wrecked?
Do you believe me when I say
you are neither salvaged nor saved,
but salved, anointed by gentle hands
where you are most tender?
Haven't you seen
the way snow curls down
like a fresh sheet, how it
beautiful, without exception? - Lynn Ungar (Blessing the Bread)
Magick – Beltane
A Prayer of thanks to a lover - excerpt from Fifth Sacred Thing By Starhawk;
My love, you are a river fed by many streams
I bless all who have shaped you,
The lovers whose delights still dance patterns on your back,
Those who carved your channels deeper, broader, wider,
Whitewater and backwater lovers,
Swamp lovers, sun-warmed estuary lovers,
Lovers with surface tension,
Lovers like boulders,
Like ice forming and breaking,
Lovers that fill and spill with the tides.
I bless those who have taught you and those who have pleased you and
those who have hurt you.
All those who have made you who you are.
Beltane Poem - http://crystalforest3.homestead.com/beltane.html
Written by Lady Lissar, email@example.com
spilt out into the meadows
running into every being
filling us up with spirit
the pulsing red life of the earth
in the smoke of the firecircle
i saw my demons scatter to the skies
dissolving into the midnight air
there is nothing but the sun
in perfect equilibrium
unreal yet grounded
alone in body, full in spirit
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.”
4/8/12 – For an older father with various health issues that gave us all a scare a while back. He’s much better, but still needs help to get back to health.
4/7/12 - 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.
3/28/12 – For a man who is terrified he’s going to lose his small daughter to her mother’s new boyfriend. The guy seems to be intent on leaving with her, even if he has no legal right.
3/19/12 – For a high-schooler, crazy for basketball and volleyball who went down with a concussion early in the season. They’re telling her none of her favorite sports for a year, minimum, we’re asking for healing and the strength to deal with not being able to do what she loves for the moment.
Silliness – GCF: At the Amusement Park
My friend was working at an amusement park when a couple stopped him. "Excuse me," said the woman, pointing to a pond. "What is that water made out of?"
Bemused, my friend replied, "Two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen."
"See?" she said to her boyfriend. "I told you it wasn't real."