Minus Tide at 7:34 AM of -1.1 feet. Well after sunrise!
It’s quite overcast and 58F. It’s rather gloomy for well after sunrise, but there are 3 layers of clouds up there. It looks like we got another 6/10 of an inch of rain yesterday and 13/100’s since midnight. This is looking better and better! we’ve still got a chance of rain in the early afternoon and then again Tuesday night and Wednesday.
Yesterday was very long, but productive. Tempus was wandering around rather vaguely a lot right at the beginning and then he kept falling asleep as he was cutting tags. We had a large set of projects that were heading out to a final home that we had to set up in the early part of the day. As soon as that was done I chased him into the back to sleep and he didn’t even twitch as I was running the food processor! (more on that in a bit) I worked with customers and put back things that we had pulled out to do the tagging and then did more on the cedar.
During the day I managed to get that task another 1/2 way of done, grinding and sifting the cedar and even some of the sawdust. I was alternately running the food processor and coffee grinder and then rough-sifting or fine sifting the results in between working with customer. We had a number of people in, some repeats, and then some friends in at the end of the day where we could sit and talk. Tempus was awake again at that point and I was doing handwork.
When we got home we discovered that the winds had gone after the fennel and the tomato. <sigh> Both were lying down with supports snapped or unstuck. We got ’em both tied up, but I know some of the stems of the fennel are broken. We picked up some fronds that I’ve got tied up for drying already, but I’m going to have to watch for wilting.
Tempus grilled us some ham and cheese sandwiches for supper and we turned in….well, I did. I know I rolled over at one point and said, “Why are you still awake?” and then pulled the pillow over my head and faded out again.
I’ve been up since about 6:30. Tempus has left a couple of messages. Apparently somebody overslept this morning and the papers are running very, very late. He seems to have gotten rolling by 5:30 or 6, which is going to make him get here kinda iffy and late, too. Long’s he remembers that it’s Sunday and I have a class to teach. 🙂
We have Project Day this afternoon and Marius and Tempus are supposed to be working on making a wire-drawing bench. I have sewing to get to, both hand and machine, but I’m going to have to clean up the cedar mess before I get anywhere!
I wish I had seen this earlier. 🙂
Today’s feast is the International Day of the Disappeared. Too many people have vanished, whether kidnapped, taken by soldiers, gangs or armed thugs or sometimes just vanish after a natural (or unnatural) disaster. Sometimes their families never find them. Sometimes they find a grave. Sometimes only a rumor. It’s gotta stop! Find more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_of_the_Disappeared
Lupines are represented on the coast by the Large-Leaved Lupine, Lupinus polyphyllus, (which is often the common garden variety and all over out here) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupinus_polyphyllus and Kincaid’s Lupine, Lupinus sulphureus subsp. Kincaidii(which used to be called Oregon Lupine). The latter is threatened as they’re disappearing and are needed for an also disappearing butterfly. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupinus_sulphureus We also get the yellow varieties of this one on the coast. More on the main lupin species here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LupinThese are tall showy flower spikes with a distinctive leaf pattern that bloom all summer into the fall. Some varieties of lupins (the “sweet lupins”) are eaten, but many require soaking in salt water for long periods of time to get the alkaloids out that could be poisonous. These were eaten by the indigenes, but no one has said how they were prepared. There’s a little here about the beans, which are being used as a vegan food, but have a high potential for allergic effects. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupin_bean As far as magick goes, it’s not listed very many places, but its old name is “Blood from a head”. The word “lupine” derives from the word for wolf, as well. They are useful in magicks for any canine. In fact, Ialways include them in amulets for dogs or wolves. They can also be used to help with spirit communication with the canine/lupine totems. They have also been used in curse magicks for getting rid of things like cancers, or resistant viruses and bacteria or even for brain tumors.
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Full Moon – The day of the day before and day after the true Full Moon. “And better it be when the moon is full!”! Prime time for rituals for prophecy, for spells to come to fruition, infusing health and wholeness, etc. A good time for invoking deity. FRUITION Manifesting goals, nurturing, passion, healing, strength, power. Workings on this day are for protection, divination. “extra power”, job hunting, healing serious conditions Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams. God/dess Aspect: Mother/Abundance/Kingship – – Associated God/desses: Danu, Cerridwen, Gaia, Aphrodite, Isis, Jupiter, Amon-Ra. Phase ends on 8:30 at 11:35pm. 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. Remember: what goes up must come down. Phase ends at the Tide Change on 9/11 at 11:41. Waning Gibbous Moon – 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. – Associated God/dess: Hera/Hero, Cybele, Zeus the Conqueror, Mars/Martius, Anansi, Prometheus. Phase ends at the Quarter on 9/5 at 2:54am.
Can you see that the Moon is no longer quite full now? And, it has moved closer to the Great Square of Pegasus (to its upper left).
Saturn might look like it’s in Scorpius, but it’s still over the border in Libra. (The blue 10° scale is about the width of your fist at arm’s length, a “handy” measure to know.)
Goddess Month of Hesperus runs from 8/9 – 9/5
Celtic Tree Month of Coll/Hazel, Aug 5 – Sep 1
Celtic Tree Month of Muin/Vine Sep 2 – 29
Runic half-month of Raidho/Rad 8/29-9/12 – Denotes the channeling of energies in the correct manner to produce the desired results. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, p. 102
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Celtic Tree Month of Coll/Hazel, Aug 5 – Sep 1, Coll (CULL), hazel – The hazel (Corylus avellana L) is the source of hazelnuts. It forms a shrub up to 6 m (20 feet) tall, inhabiting open woodlands and scrubs, hedgerows, and the edges of forests. The filbert nut in North American groceries is Corylus maxima, a related species. The European hazelnut is cultivated in North America, primarily as an ornamental. Hazelnuts are in the Birch family (Betulaceae).
Tides for Alsea Bay
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
~ /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
Su 30 High 1:01 AM 8.4 6:37 AM Set 7:44 AM 99
~ 30 Low 7:34 AM -1.1 7:57 PM Rise 8:32 PM
~ 30 High 1:49 PM 7.9
~ 30 Low 7:53 PM 0.2
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – The mighty oak tree was once a little nut that held its ground.
~ Sometimes in life you must know what it’s like to fail, to truly know what it’s like to succeed. – Mitchell Travis Barg
~ You’re happiest while you’re making the greatest contribution. – Robert Kennedy
~ Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. – Napoleon Hill
~ An optimist stays up to see the new year in. A pessimist waits to make sure the old one leaves. – Bill Vaughan
A Glimpse (by Walt Whitman)
A glimpse through an interstice caught,
Of a crowd of workmen and drivers in a bar-room around the stove late
of a winter night, and
I unremark’d seated in a corner,
Of a youth who loves me and whom I love, silently approaching and
seating himself near, that
he may hold me by the hand,
A long while amid the noises of coming and going, of drinking and oath
and smutty jest, There we two, content, happy in being together,
speaking little, perhaps not a word.
Sweep Away the Past Spell – Incense of the day: Cedar
During Passover, Jews are not allowed to eat chametz, or leavened bread, or to have any in their possession. Homes are traditionally cleaned from top to bottom, so as not to allow for the possibly of a single breadcrumb to remain. Likewise, this is the perfect time to do your own spring-cleaning, both of the physical and the spiritual sort. As you sweep, vacuum, and scrub, imagine removing any negativity that has built up right along with the dust and dirt. When you are done, set up a white cloth on a table or shelf near the heart of the house and place a bell, sage or cedar incense, a lighter, salt, a chalice or cup filled with water, and a stirring device on this altar. Place a new broom nearby, then use the broom to symbolically sweep the house, beginning in the back rooms and always going toward the door.
Open the door and sweep all of the negativity that you have gathered outside, saying: “I sweep out the old and gather in the new.”
Shut the door and return to the altar. Light the incense, saying: “By air and fire, I cleanse and bless my home. Let it be a place of wisdom and love.”
Go around the house in a clockwise circle, smudging, making sure to get into every nook and cranny.
Finally, pour three spoonfuls of salt into the water and stir, saying, “By water and earth, I cleanse and bless my home. May it be a place of healing and sanctuary.”
Repeat the clockwise circle, carrying a chalice of salt water from which you carefully sprinkle. Return to the altar and ask for the blessings of your patron deities.
“By my will, and with your blessings, this rite is done.”
Ring the bell.
By: Lady MoonDance, Llewellyn and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast
Pagan Studies : – Ease Transitions Spell 9/4
Today is the festival of the Apache Goddess, Changing Woman. This spell helps us to embrace and learn from the changes that come into our life. To start, decorate your sacred space with potted plants. Place on your altar pictures of yourself from all stages of your life. Light a new green candle and ask Changing Woman to help you grow and change. Look at the photos of yourself when you were a baby, a young child, a teenager, and so forth. Realize as you study the pictures that although you’ve changed radically from your early childhood, you are still fundamentally the same person. Pray to Changing Woman to help you make any changes for the better that may be necessary in your life. ~Lily Gardner-Butts