Last Minus Tide of the cycle at 11:03 PM of -0.4 feet.
I rushed out the door yesterday and then ran back in for the harvesting basket. I had more little yellow pear tomatoes and a lot of roses, still, but I didn’t worry over anything else. I got most of the way open (there are still a few things I can’t move on my own.) and set to work with processing the herbs. Eventually Tempus got to the shop and we worked out which errands he needed to run and he took off again.
>>>>>> Sage, freshly harvested >>>>>>
By that point I was starting to sew and work on some of the other projects and I went from one thing to another all day, never getting to either herb wall or crystals, which really need some attention.
Marius was there in the evening for Sewing and Tempus finally got back. I got some work done on boxes at that point.
>>>>> sage, dried, being crumbled >>>>>
Today I need to go to the doctor. I have a blocked-up ear and I can’t hear at all. Other than that I’m supposed to meet with some folks about the February event. Tempus will be at the shop although we may be switching places for a bit while he gets his stuff sorted out.
>>>>>>>>>> finished >>>>>>>>>>
A Ken Gagne photo that I’m calling “Rush Hour in Yachats” from 9/29/15. That’s morning moonset.
Something odd for today, the San Pedro mummy. ….an article with links here: http://www.ancient-origins.net/unexplained-phenomena/mystery-san-pedro-mountains-mummy-002088?utm_source=Ancient-Origins+Newsletter&utm_campaign=77b909890d-Ancient_Origins_August_Newsletter_8_301_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2dcd13de15-77b909890d-86802433 and there’s a Wiki article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Pedro_Mountains_Mummy
Today is the day of Tutelary Spirits, Guardian Spirits, angels, daemons, spirit guides, spirits of place. “On this day, light a white candle on your altar and give thanks to your spirit guide (or guides) for guarding over you and guiding you through your spiritual development. If you wish to communicate with or meet your spirit guide, use a Ouija board or, through prayer, invite the spirit guide to come to you in a dream or in a trance.” – Wicca Book of Days, Gerina Dunwich
Soapwort, Saponaria officinalis is sacred to these spirits. More on soapwort here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saponaria_officinalis
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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.
After dark, look just above the northeast horizon — far below Cassiopeia — for bright Capella on the rise. How soon Capella rises, and how high you’ll find it, depend on your latitude. The farther north you are, the sooner and higher.
Uranus (magnitude +5.7, in Pisces) and Neptune (magnitude +7.8, in Aquarius) are well up in the east and southeast, respectively, by 9 or 10 p.m. Finder charts for Uranus and Neptune
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
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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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
F 2 High 4:28 AM 7.0 7:15 AM Set 12:34 PM 81
~ 2 Low 10:09 AM 1.9 6:56 PM Rise 10:32 PM
~ 2 High 4:09 PM 8.2
~ 2 Low 11:03 PM -0.4
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Don’t live in the past…you have already been there.
~ A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere. – Julius “Groucho” Marx (1890-1977) US comic, actor
~ No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously. – Dave Barry
~ The more you know yourself, the more clarity there is. Self-knowledge has no end, you don’t come to an achievement, you don’t come to a conclusion. It is an endless river. – J. Krishnamurti
~ The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity. – Sir. Winston Churchill
A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both. – François-René de Chateaubriand
Samhain Magick –
Silliness – Deep Thoughts from the Shower – I used hola unblocker to watch Argo on the Canadian Netflix. I was an American who had to pretend to be Canadian to watch a movie about Americans who have to pretend to be Canadians making a movie. – via Shower Thoughts