Daily Stuff 9-30-15 Meditrinalia

Hi, folks!

Waves tide 60F and overcast, although the sun is starting to burn through.

092615 AstersYesterday started slowly. I was still working through fog, so I ended up just doing stuff that I couldn’t make too big a mess of, mostly sorting pictures. Tempus was working in his shop, trying to fix some equipment and then on the roof next door.

>>>>>>>>> drying asters >>>>>>>>>>>

Plant motif periwinkle flowerLate in the afternoon I got my head together enough to start filling in the Magick file for the time leading up to Samhain, but I turned in early, not long after Tempus left to do some chores for a friend and then on to his paper route.

092615 Basil1I was cutting plums and then got those into the freezer. They were kinda overripe, but hopefully that won’t matter any more in the wine than in the juice that I tasted.

>>>>>>>>> harvested basil >>>>>>>>>>

Today I’m not sure what all is going to be going on. The brain fog is still there and I want a bath, but other than that I need to work on newsletters. Tempus is still asleep. I don’t know what he has planned.

091614 Old Grove 14

motif food wineMeditrina was a Roman goddess who seems to have been a late Roman invention to account for the origin of Meditrinalia. The earliest account of associating the Meditrinalia with such a goddess was by 2nd century grammarian Sextus Pompeius Festus, on the basis of which she is asserted by modern sources to be the Roman goddess of health, longevity and wine, with an etymological meaning of “healer” suggested by some. This was pretty common in the late Roman Empire, where natural forces and celebrations were made into god/desses. Wikipedia says the Meditrinalia (in honor of the new wine and an obscure goddess of medicine) is on 10/11, but Nigel Pennick has it as today. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meditrinalia

plant pic coltsfoot herb Petasites_frigidus_1030ColtsfootToday’s Plant is Coltsfoot, Petasites frigidus var. palmatus. One of the best cough remedies out there, this is often smoked to help cases of chronic bronchitis and asthma. It is also made into cough syrups often combined with horehound. This is another plant where the medicinal and magickal uses seem to go together. Feminine, Venus, water – Add to love sachets and use in spell of peace and tranquility. The leaves, when smoked, can cause visions, and aid with breathing problems. .More here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petasites_frigidus

Samhain PentacleThe shop is closed on Tuesday/Wednesday. Fall hours are 11am-6pm Thursday through Monday and closing will drift earlier with sunset times. Need something off hours? Give us a call at 541-563-7154 or Facebook or email at ancientlight@peak.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,


Waning Gibbous moonWaning 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. 

Cassiopeia astro constellationAs the stars come out, Cassiopeia is already higher in the northeast now than the sinking Big Dipper is in the northwest. The right side of Cassiopeia’s broad W pattern tilts upward.
Jupiter (magnitude –1.7) is below or lower left of Mars, Regulus, and Venus in early dawn, as shown below. All three planets are in the constellation Leo.


Goddess Month of Mala runs from 9/6 – 10/2
Goddess Month of Hathor runs from 10/3 – 10/30
Celtic Tree Month of Gort/Ivy – Sep 30 – Oct 27
Rune Runic Month 19 Gyfu GyboRunic 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

Sun in LibraSun in Libra
MOon in TaurusMoon in  Taurus
Mercury (10/9), Vesta (11/13/15) and Chiron (11/27/15) Retrograde
Color: White

Planting 9-30-10/1


©2015 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright.


Ivy Gort Celtic tree month Hedera_helixGort  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).

motif plant herb Ivy sprig gort celtic tree monthGort – Ivy Ogam letter correspondences
Month: September
Color: Sky Blue
Class: Chieftain
Letter: G
Meaning: Take time to soul search or you will maake a wrong decision.

Honeysuckle Gort cletic tree month Lonicera_ciliosato study this month Uilleand – Honeysuckle Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Yellow-white
Class: Peasant
Letter: P, PE, UI
Meaning: Proceed with caution.


Waves tide


Tides for Alsea Bay
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                                    Visible
W   30     High   2:37 AM     7.9   7:13 AM     Set 10:18 AM      95
~    30      Low   8:34 AM     0.8   6:59 PM    Rise  8:58 PM
~    30     High   2:37 PM     8.9
~    30      Low   9:16 PM    -1.0


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Strive for progress, not perfection.


Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – Current Affairs – List the things or people that make you happy or make you feel good.



~  One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again. – Henry Ford
~  Do not expect to make headway with a frail sailcloth. – Eyrbyggja Saga, c.20
~  You know, one had as good be out of the world, as out of the fashion. – Colley Cibber (1671-1757) English actor, playwright
~  Humility is a virtue; timidity is a disease. – Jim Rohn

All our lives we work for that
which at the last gate
we simply give away. – Charles Van Gorkom, Canadian poet (to visit his blog, please click here)


Samhain border

Samhain Magick – Michaelmas – September 29th, 2007
Color of the day: Black  Incense of the day: Carnation

On Michaelmas, the feast of Saint Michael is observed in the churches of the West. It is a day to dine on goose for good luck, and in some European nations it’s a time to pay rents and take care of business. In some areas of southern Europe he is invoked when someone wishes to break the curse of the evil eye. He is the Christianized aspect of the god Mars. And he also resembles the Lord of the Wild Hunt, the god force that leads the spirits from the otherworld as they ride horseback across the night skies of autumn and winter. Like the leader of the Wild Hunt, he is not only both warrior and protector, he also receives the souls of the dead. Water and high places such as hills are sacred to Saint Michael. If you need Saint Michael’s aid, it is traditionally done by saying his name out loud three times. Then proceed to ask him for help concerning your specific need. By: James Kambos

 Invocation of the Old One by Noel-Anne Brennan
Ancient Mother
Lady of the Red Desert,
Lady of the Great North,
Mistress of Moonlight,
And ice,
Mistress of Earth
And the changing sky,
Come to us now
Come to us,
Old one,
You whose name
Is in all things,
Come to us now
And bless us
And feel our love.

An Autumn Chant by Karen Bergquist

I will dance
The dance of dying days
And sleeping life.

I will dance
In cold, dead leaves
A bending, whirling human flame.

I will dance
As the Horned God rides
Across the skies.

I will dance
To the music of His hounds
Running, baying in chorus.

I will dance
With the ghosts of those
Gone before.

I will dance

Between the sleep of life
And the dream of death
I will dance

On Samhain’s dusky eye,

I will dance.


motif Silliness SmilieSilliness – Bumper Snicker – According to my calculations, the problem doesn’t exist.

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