It’s cloudy, but fairly bright. There was enough wind during the night to bang doors, but only a bit of breeze at the moment. It’s 59F (so much better than Medford!) and apparently a little bit of rain last night. 0.02 inches sounds like somebody whacked a cloud with a stick…..
Tempus said that Saturday and Friday were similar. there was a fairly steady stream of people, a few sales, mostly lookers. One young lady from Portland was sent in here by some friends who had been in earlier. Another lady who was familiar with us from Seal Rock has moved to Lincoln City from Seattle and is looking forward to coming in more for classes and what-all. Saturday a lady who said she was from New York thought we have a great shop, is moving out here.
Yesterday was quieter than Saturday. He had some sales, some people that came through, mostly looky-loos. He was working on my craft rack, but he was tired from the paper route and worked on cleaning up his playpen and then sat down and worked on another bone needle and then did some experimenting on pulverizing some of the fennel stalks.
Yesterday was a long day for me and I came home really, really tired. I am pretty sore from getting bumped around as the truck went over the rough ground and then sitting for 5 hours, as Marius drove us back to home. The morning was lovely. I got to spend time with Shawn, just talking about the embroidery that we both love and other things like kids, politics and philosophy. We don’t get much “face time”, communicating on Facebook and through pictures. The meetings that Marius attended were over in a very short amount of time, surprisingly short, and afterwards we stood around and talked with various friends, waving as others drove past, leaving the site. Eventually we did the same, and talked all the way home, stopping for burgers for lunch and some ice cream for a leg-stretch and snack period. It was a relief to get back into cooler temperatures. I think we made it to my house by around 6pm. We offloaded Marius’ truck and he headed on home.
Today I’m about the get a bath and Tempus will head down to open the shop. I have some harvesting to do on my way to the car, later, and I’ll be taking pictures and unpacking at the shop, then heading for Newport to meet up with Marius again, because we have a meeting in Salem to attend this evening. Goodness knows what time I’m going to get home!
Beautiful pic of a meditation spot. http://www.elephantjournal.com
Today is the 21st anniversary of the Milk Miracle, the day that statues of Ganesha and others of his family drank milk. There’s no consensus reality explanation for something like this. It’s just a ….miracle…. http://www.crystalinks.com/milkmiracle.html I like the contention of many people that a miracle of this sort presages the coming of a new Teacher. That’s hopeful. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu_milk_miracle
Today’s Plant is Yarrow, Achillea millefolium. This plant is often called woundwort or nosebleed because of its clotting properties and is used for fevers and infections because it has salicylates (aspirin) in it. The young leaves can be eaten and it becomes and aid to vision-work. It’s easy to grow and makes a great companion plant. We have mostly the pacifica and californica varieties out here. – Feminine, Venus, Water. Exorcism – Wear to protect – hold in hand to stop fear – hang over bed for lasting love – carry for love and bring friends and contact with relatives. Flower – Feminine, Venus, Water – flowers made into tea for psychic power, Exorcism, protection, stop fear, lasting love. More info here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarrow
The shop opens at 11am! Summer hours are 11am-7pm Thursday through Monday. Need something off hours? Give us a call at 541-563-7154 or Facebook or email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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! In case of bad weather, check here at the blog for updates, on our Facebook as Ancient Light, or call the shop.
Love & Light,
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. Phase ends at the Tide Change on 9/27 at 7:51pm. Waxing Crescent phase – Keywords for the Crescent phase are: expansion, growth, struggle, opportunity. It is the time in a cycle that you gather the wisdom learned in the new phase and communicate your intention to move forward. Light a candle. Write or read an affirmation. LISTEN & ABSORB. Commit to your goal. God/dess aspect: Maiden/Youth, energy and enthusiasm – Associated God/dess: Artemis & Apollo, Mayet/Djehuti, Freya/Frey. Phase ends at the Quarter on 9/21 at 1:59am. 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. Keywords for the Gibbous phase are: analyze, prepare, trust. It is the time in a cycle to process the results of the actions taken during the First Quarter. During this phase you are gathering information. Give up making judgments; it will only lead to worry. Your knowledge is incomplete. Laugh. Analyze and filter. LOOK WITHIN. God/dess aspect: Maiden/Youth, but in the uncommitted phase, the Warriors – Associated God/desses: Dion, Dionysius, Venus, Thor. Phase ends at the full on 9/26 at 7:51am.
Monday, Sept. 21, 4:59 a.m. EDT – First Quarter Moon – The First Quarter Moon rises around 1:30 p.m. and sets around midnight. It dominates the evening sky.
Zodiacal light – Friday, Sept. 11–Thursday, Sept. 24, before dawn – The best time in the year to see the dim glow of the zodiacal light in the pre-dawn eastern sky, the light reflected from millions of interplanetary particles. It lies along the ecliptic.
Goddess Month of Mala runs from 9/6 – 10/2
Celtic Tree Month of Muin/Vine Sep 2 – 29
Runic half-month of Kenaz/Ken/Kebo – September 13-27 – Ken represents a flaming torch within the royal hall, so it’s the time of the creative fire – the forge where natural materials are transmuted by the force of the human will into a mystical third, an artifact that could not otherwise come into being. The positive aspects of sexuality that are immanent in Freya and Frey come into play at this time. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, p. 102
Sun in Virgo
Waxing Quarter at 1:59am
Moon in Sagittarius enters Capricorn at 5:33am
Neptune (9/24/15), Pluto (9/25/15), Mercury (10/9), Vesta (11/13/15) and Chiron (11/27/15) Retrograde
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Celtic Tree Month of Muin/Vine Sep 2 – 29 – Muin – (MUHN, like “foot”), vine – The grape (Vitis vinifera L.) is a vine growing as long as 35 m (115 feet), in open woodlands and along the edges of forests, but most commonly seen today in cultivation, as the source of wine, grape juice, and the grape juice concentrate that is so widely used as a sweetener. European grapes are extensively cultivated in North America, especially in the southwest, and an industry and an agricultural discipline are devoted to their care and the production of wine. Grapes are in the Grape family (Vitaceae).
Muin – Vine Ogam letter correspondences
Meaning: Inner development occurring, but take time for relaxation
to study this month – Koad – Grove Ogam letter correspondences
Color: Many Shades of Green
Letter: CH, KH, EA
Meaning: Wisdom gained by seeing past illusions.
Tides for Alsea Bay
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
~ /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
M 21 Low 12:45 AM 1.0 7:02 AM Rise 2:52 PM 44
~ 21 High 7:20 AM 5.4 7:16 PM
~ 21 Low 12:33 PM 3.3
~ 21 High 6:36 PM 6.7
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – We are all seekers here, following some distant star. Eventually we will come to recognize that this star resides in our very core.
~ The first requisite of a good citizen in this Republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight. – Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. President
~ To be modest and dignified rather than arrogant is a hallmark of Knighthood. – Kerr Cuhulain
~ We cannot avoid adversity, but we can rise to it. And in our courage, our greatness pours forth. – Scott Sonnon
~ A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds. – Shelley
A Measure Of Happiness (anonymous)
1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctor worry about them. That is why you pay him/her.
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop, ” The devil’s name is Depression.
4. Enjoy the simple things. When the children are young, that is all that you can afford. When they are in college, that is all that you can afford. When you are on retirement, that is all that you can afford.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. Laugh so much that you can be tracked in the store by your distinctive laughter.
6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be alive while you are alive, don’t put out a mailbox on the highway of death and just wait in residence for your mail.
7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it is family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health. If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9. Don’t take guilt trips. Go to the mall, the next county, a foreign country, but not to guilt country.
10. Tell the people you love, that you love them, at every opportunity. And always remember . . . Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
The Goddess’ Farewell to the Hunter
Now I lay you down upon the drying grass,
Beloved. Your eyes sweep shut; you are weary,
Having given all you could give,
Even now you fade into the dry brown turf.
Your hand, once strong and warm, is dry
Like a little bundle of willow twigs; your hair
Fades into the leaves under your head.
Your blood and bones return to Me.
But this is how it is: your sacrifice is made
So that all can live again as the Wheel turns.
Even now your child quickens in My womb,
Growing, flourishing. He will be born when the snow flies.
How can I let you go, beloved?
I bend to kiss your lips, they fade against mine.
You smile, and slowly, slowly, sink into invisibility.
My tears fall where you were.
Now you will go down to that sunless sea,
Climb into your boat and sail the moonlit waters,
Safe in my womb. When My waters break, you will be born,
And I will hold you in my arms again. Child, brother, husband
O remember Me till I hold you again!
JOIN US AT THE FEAST, GREAT MOTHER
Oh, join us at the feast, Great Mother!
Come into our banquet hall,
Partake of the hot spice rum and cakes
While your hounds bask by the fire.
You shall have the main chair, the one
At the head of the table, to be your throne.
We will play cheerful music on the dulcimer,
And sing sweet songs of thanksgiving.
We will listen to anything you say,
And will share anything you wish us to.
There is great joy at being in your company,
We will gather around your feet to listen.
Oh, join us at the feast, Great Mother!
We have decorated the banquet hall for you,
Put velvets for your hounds to sleep upon,
And have candles in the sconces on the wall.
We will dance to your glorious moon,
Dance for you and sing to celebrate;
Joining together in the community of Souls
That bask in your all-encompassing love. – © Copyright 09/21/05 Beth Johnson (Mystic Amazon)