Picture of the Hemlock House hearth.
Wycksted is beary proud to help support IBBR and we hear that some wonderful people have donated some beautiful items for their raffle. Please consider buying raffle tickets to help support Idaho Black Bear Rehab. The raffle will be active until August 31, 2019
They are raising funds for many projects and goals this summer including:
Rebuilding the swim tub system with a new tub and plumbing and adding a smaller tub in the front enclosure for little bears.
Rebuilding some of the dens (Like the one Watanya "remodelled")
Creating a new education trunk and program for visiting places and education about bears (They were recently invited to the Idaho Children's Museum!).
Funding on hand for bear transport - they never know when they will get the call
Money on hand for food when they get bears
A chemical immobilization class in October, which will enable IBBR to have more input and to learn the latest, most ethical practices.
And of course they have the routine stuff, too: Insurance, taxes, property maintenance, emergency funds, etc.
You can also follow the antics of the Idaho Black Bear Rehabilitation on their Instagram page.
1st - Death of Nostradamus.
2nd - Festival of pregnant women celebrated in ancient Rome.
3rd - Festival of Cerridwen, Celtic Fertility Goddess. The day sacred to Egyptian Supreme Goddess Isis, the Greek War Goddess Athena and the Witch of Gaeta in Italy. Beginning of Dog Days. The ‘Dog days’ are defined as the period from July 3rd through to August 11th when the Dog Star, Sirius rises in conjunction or nearly so with the sun.
4th - Independence Day, America.
5th - Conviction of Witches at the Chelmsford Trials, 1589. Sun Dance festival, Native American Indian. Sacred to Maat, the Egyptian Goddess of Truth and Justice.
6th - Scott Cunningham initiated into the Ancient Pictish Gaelic Way, 1981.
7th - Feast of Juno, Queen of the Roman Gods. The feast is also known as Nonae Capritinae or ‘The Nones of the Wild Fig.’ Celtic Tree month of Oak ends.
8th- Celtic tree month of Holly begins.
9th - Birthday of Amber K, Wiccan author. Festival for Unnr the Deep-Minded, Teutonic.
10th - Day of Hel, the Norse Goddess of the Underworld.
11th - Feast of Min, Egyptian God of fertility. An ancient God that dates back to Predynastic times.
12th- Julius Caesar born 100BC, Rome, Italy. Assassinated 15th March 44BC, Rome, Italy.
13th - Birthday of Doctor John Dee, Magician 1527. An English astronomer, astrologer, occult philosopher, mathematician and advisor to Queen Elizabeth. (Henry the VIII’s daughter by Anne Boleyn) Birthday of Ra, Egyptian God of the Sun and King of Gods.
14th - First crop circles recorded on Silsbury Hill, 1988.
Birthday of Osiris, Egyptian Lord of the Underworld, Judge of the dead and brother/husband to Isis. Birth of the Egyptian Sky and Sun God, Horus.
15th - Birthday of Raumi, Finnish Goddess of the Rowan Tree.
16th - Birthday of Set (Seth) Egyptian God of deserts, disorder, storms and violence.
17th - Birthday of Isis, Egyptian Mother Goddess.
18th - Birthday of Nephthys, Egyptian Goddess of Death.
19th - Sacred to Venus and Adonis, Roman. Marriage of the Egyptian God Osiris and Goddess Isis is celebrated. Rebecca Nurse of Salem hanged in 1692 for witchcraft.
22nd - North Hampshire Witches condemned, 1612.
26th - Pueblo Buffalo and Corn Dances, Native American.
27th - Jennet Preston becomes the first of the Malkin Tower Witches to be hanged, 1612.
28th - Domhnach Chrom Dubh, Irish Grain God Festival. Sacred to the Norse God of Sky and Thunder, Thor. Festival of the Egyptian Goddess of weaving, Hedjihotep.
29th - Agnes Waterhouse, accused of having a spotted cat Familiar named Sathan is hanged, 1566. International Global Tiger Day.
31st - Lithasblot. Norse harvest festival. Usually held July 31st – August 1st.
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky born, 1831. Some say she was born August 12th 1831. Birthday of Harry Potter author, J.K Rowling.
The Following dates have been supplied by the New Zealand’s Witchy Lunar Calendar.
Monday 3rd - New Moon. Start new projects and magick.
Tuesday 9th - First Quarter Moon. Rising at Noon and setting at Midnight, the Moon is 90-135 degrees ahead of the Sun. Light and dark are in equal balance. Consolidate and give form to projects. Be creative and deal with any challenges that may arise.
Wednesday 17th - The Wolf Full Moon. The Earth is between the Sun and Moon. The Moon, rising at sunset and setting at dawn, is 180-135 degrees behind the Sun. The Full Moon is the time to celebrate the complete flowering and full manifestation of what was visualized at the New Moon. Enjoy your Esbat celebrations.
Thursday 25th - Last Quarter Moon. Time to clear out anything that hasn´t worked or isn´t needed. Rising at midnight and setting at noon, this Moon is 90-45 degrees behind the Sun. Time to clear out anything that hasn’t worked or isn’t needed.
THE WOLF MOON
The Moon after the Winter Solstice/Yule is called the Wolf Moon or sometimes known as the Cold Moon, Hunger Moon, Old Moon although possibly Bleak Moon may be more appropriate, a time of our deepest winter. The name is attributed to when our ancestors would hear the howling of the wolves and see them beginning to venture out of their dens in search of food as they were driven by hunger. Call on the Wolves energies for their teachings and how to use our instincts wisely.
APOGEE AND PERIGEE From timeanddate.com
The Moon's orbit around Earth is not a perfect circle, but elliptical, with one side closer to Earth than the other. As a result, the distance between the Moon and Earth varies throughout the month and the year. On average, the distance is about 382,900 kilometers (238,000 miles). The point on the Moon's orbit closest to Earth is called the Perigee and the point farthest away is the Apogee.
Apogee (Furthest away from the earth) Sunday 21st
Perigee (Closest to the earth) Friday 5th
Total Solar Eclipse - July 2nd. Total Solar Eclipse. Total solar eclipses occur when the New Moon comes between the Sun and Earth and casts the darkest part of its shadow, the umbra on Earth.
Partial Lunar Eclipse – July 16th – 17th. A partial Lunar eclipse happens when the Earth moves between the Sun and the Full Moon, but they are nor precisely aligned. Only part of the Moons visible surface moves into the dark part of the Earth’s shadow.
THE JULY STAR SIGNS
CANCER - June 23rd - July 22nd
Symbol – The Crab, Element – Water, Planet – The Moon, Quality – Cardinal, Personal Creed- I feel, Negative/Feminine sign The home-makers of the Zodiac, Cancerians are known as guardians of the Hearth and Home.
LEO - July 23rd – August 23rd
Symbol – The Lion, Element – Fire, Planet – The Sun, Quality – Fixed, Personal Creed- I will, Positive/Masculine Sign. The Lion, King of the Beasts, links with royal nobility and ruled by the Sun, the brightest star in the universe.
Some of the Leos - Alfred Hitchcock, Alfred Tennyson, Amelia Earhart, Andy Warhol, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Benito Mussolini, Bill Clinton, Carl Jung, Cerridwen of Wycksted, Davey Crockett, Edain McCoy, Emily Bronte, Fidel Castro, George Bernard Shaw, Henry Ford, Hulk Hogan, Jacqueline Kennedy, Jennifer Lopez, Lucille Ball, Madonna the singer, Mae West, Mata Hari, Mick Jagger, Napolean Bonaparte, Neil Armstrong, Nerys M, Nicole W, Pam T, Peter O’Toole, Queen Mother, Raymond Buckland, Robert De Niro, Rowan of Wycksted, Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson and Yves St Laurent.
CELTIC LUNAR TREE
Oak – Duir - June 10th – July 7th
These people born under the Oak sign have an uncanny strength and courage about them, they are very protective and often become champions for those who are unable to speak out for themselves. Oak signs seem to love history and are well suited to teaching. The Oak is the known as the King, the tree of the God and protector of the forests. It imparts endurance, courage, fertility, protection and strength. The trees noble presence assured ancient people that with the good will of their Gods, leader and warriors that they could prevail against all odds. The Celtic word ‘Duir’ is believed to mean door and possibly the root word of druid.
Holly - Tinne - July 8th – August 4th