Switch to evening Minus Tide at 8:26 PM of -1.0 feet.
Yesterday was sortof a fog for me. I did manage to get a page together on the headgear that I made a few weeks ago, but I’m going to go back today with my head a little clearer (a little) and see if it’s actually ok or not! I hast ma doots! Other than that, I slept some, played a little, tried to write and failed… <sigh>
Tempus had a good day at the shop. He had a lot of people in and as things were winding down he started on some bamboo needlecases.
Today we have chores. I dunno how my of a brain I’m going to retain today, but Tempus is going up on the roof next door to try to get the repairs started. If I can think, I’ll write. If I can’t think, I’ll probably sort mail and try to do a little papers-in-the-recycling-bin in the way of chores.
<giggling> Picturing responses…and Tempus is talking about doing these with LEDs for the shop. 🙂
Today’s Feast is Michaelmas. During the Middle Ages Michaelmas was a Holy Day of Obligation, nearly equal to Easter. It was a day when yearly rents were due (the harvest is in by now….) when university terms began (still do, for many) and folks had a fun party. Some folklore has it that this is the day that Michael dumped the devil out of heaven. Goose is traditionally associated with the festival. (….so are dragons….) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michaelmas
Today’s Plant is Evening primrose, Oenothera species, sometimes called Sundrop or Suncup in Oregon. The young roots can be eaten like a peppery-flavored vegetable and the shoots can be used in salad. It can be used in poultices for wound-healing and to ease bruises. (Sun…it’s drying) Clinical trials don’t support the traditional uses for treatment of PMS (particularly bloating and water retention) or cervical ripening in pregnancy, but one of the varieties has promise as a treatment for breast cancer. – Masculine, Sun, Fire – This herb is often called the King’s Cure-all, used by a ruler to cure scrofula. It has powers of healing, particularly for drying “wet” wounds or injuries. It can be used in sleep sachets, and for spells to cure (or cause) alcoholism.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evening_primrose
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Love & Light,
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 9/29 at 7:51am. 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 10/12 at 5:06pm. 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 10/4 at 2:06pm.
Vesta, the brightest asteroid, it at opposition. All week it remains magnitude 6.2, easy in binoculars, as it creeps through western Cetus. Use the finder charts in the September Sky & Telescope, pages 48–49.
Mars, 400 times fainter at magnitude +1.8, glows lower left of Venus near Regulus, which is a bit brighter at magnitude +1.4. Mars and Regulus are slightly more than 1° apart on Saturday morning September 26th.
Goddess Month of Mala runs from 9/6 – 10/2
Goddess Month of Hathor runs from 10/3 – 10/30
Celtic Tree Month of Muin/Vine – Sep 2 – 29
Celtic Tree Month of Gort/Ivy – Sep 30 – Oct 27
Runic half-month of Gebo/ Gyfu – Sept 28-Oct 12 – Gyfu represents the unity that a gift brings between the donor & recipient. It is a time of unification, both between members of society and between the human and divine. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, p. 102
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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.
Gort Ivy Sep 30 – Oct 27 – Gort – (GORT), ivy – Ivy (Hedera helix L.) is also a vine, growing to 30 m (100 feet) long in beech woods and around human habitations, where it is widely planted as a ground cover. Ivy produces greenish flowers before Samhain on short, vertical shrubby branches. The leaves of these flowering branches lack the characteristic lobes of the leaves of the rest of the plant. Like holly, ivy is evergreen, its dark green leaves striking in the bare forests of midwinter. Ivy is widely cultivated in North America. It is a member of the Ginseng family (Araliaceae).
Tides for Alsea Bay
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
~ /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
Tu 29 High 1:45 AM 8.1 7:12 AM Set 9:04 AM 99
29 Low 7:50 AM 0.2 7:01 PM Rise 8:16 PM
29 High 1:54 PM 8.9
29 Low 8:26 PM -1.0
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Close your eyes and take a few letting-go breaths, patiently entering the silent, mindful place within you.
Journal Prompt – Expository – Write about someone you know who grew up in a culture that is different from your own. What do you like about that person? What is different or unique about that person? What about them is similar to you?
~ If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. – Jim Rohn
~ …beneath every accusation lies a confession both of desire and powerlessness, and beneath every confession lies an interest that can be framed as a simple request. – Kenneth Cloke
~ Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. – Hans Margolius
~ Do what you can, for who you can, with what you have and where you are. – Unknown
A Year and a Day
Circle arrayed and circle conclaved
Identified with Seven lovers myria’d
Triple cleansed through smoke, salt, and ash
Unto Their midst the words gain you pass
Kissed upon centers secretly blossomed
Sing Her praises in words long forgotten
To let the spirits rip and rend apart
Or step between the pillars light and dark
Then to be rebuilt with ochre’d clay
Or become the dawn’s dancing day
To ascend the heavens bringing fire down
Or sup from His radiant emerald brow
To stand alone amid the dark of night
Or be gathered within the coven’s light
To howl against the ageless wind
Or bind Her kiss deep within
To swear against the point of kris
Or glow within a Samadhic bliss
Passing through pylons, taking ordeals to task
Looking at your Selves through shrouded glass
To initiate is to begin, the Work is at hand
Sorcerer, Witch, and Magus unfurl the plan
And take again what was yours before
Proudly stepping through the oaken door – Ed Novem Grey
Samhain Magick – Samhain Dream by Myria/Brighid – October 1999
It is Samhain …The Night of Shadows.
The Circle is cast around the fire,
And through the darkness, we glance,
For the veils are thin, in this sacred night!
Ancient voices around us,
Whispering old and forgotten songs,
While we dance the Spiral Dance,
To meet Her.
And there She comes,
The Lady of the Gate!
Power and compassion evolving us,
As a dark but comforting wave.
Beautiful Queen of the Dark Night!
With Her mantle of raven’s feathers,
And eyes deep with wisdom.
She opens Her arms,
in a welcoming embrace,
We feel around us the flow of love,
Of Her Eternal Grace.
And then we hear Her voice,
Melodious and grave,
That speaks from inside our soul,
As an echo in a cave.
Blessed Daughters of My Heart,
I hear your prayers from afar.
And that is why I came tonight!
Do not despair when the times are hard!
Do not abandon the Path you found!
For time has come for My return,
And you, Loved Ones, shall open the way,
Singing my name as the ancient bards.
I am always with you, do never doubt that!
I am the Old and the Young One!
I am the Keeper of the Gate!
I am the Master of Time!
I am the Dark Goddess of Death!
I am the Bright Goddess of Dawn!
I am The One!
I am Cerridwenn!