Yesterday got interesting! It was a real storm, but we don’t usually get warm ones and it was up out of the southwest. No rain today, though! It’s beautifully clear and the sun is making the eastern horizon into a glory of gold.
Yesterday was long, but what a marvelous day! OCPPG is going well, although 9 people is kinda skimpy compared to some years! Everyone there is having a good time and it’s small enough to combine classes and really get questions answered. Marius and I had a great drive to Eugene and back for my other class, which also went well. We had a good supper at the China Restaurant, a good Midnight Questions discussion and will be back today for more!
We have a lot of fun prizes in the raffle, too, and not too many folks have tickets yet. These are the two candy baskets from the Chocolate Frog!
Today is another full day of classes. Looking forward to seeing you!
General Pulaski Memorial Day, USA – Held annually in honour of General Kazimierz Pułaski (Casimir Pulaski; ‘the father of American cavalry’), a Polish hero of the American Revolution and to honour the heritage of Polish Americans. Pulaski Highway in Baltimore is a major thoroughfare in honor of some cavalry maneuvers during the Revolution. More on this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Pulaski_Memorial_Day and on Pulaski’s life here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazimierz_Pu%C5%82aski
Today’s Plant is farewell-to-spring, Clarkia amoena(godetia; syn.Godetia amoena) is a flowering plant native to western North America, found in coastal hills and mountains from British Columbiasouth to the San Francisco Bay Area. It is an annual plant growing to 1 m tall, with slender, linear leaves 2–7 cm long and 2–6 mm broad. The flowers are pink to pale purple, with four broad petals 1.5–6 cm long. The fruit is a dry capsule, which splits open when mature to release the numerous seeds. –Masculine, Mercury, Fire – Two very specific magicks for this plant…. Use it in coming-of-age rituals (such as luck on a driver’s test, or graduation or in firstblood/firstseed rituals, and also for fertility/prosperity (the seed capsule)
The shop opens at 11am! 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 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,
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. Dark of the Moon, End of the cycle – In the time leading up to the “New Moon” you may do banishings and other baneful magicks and healings that require blasting a disease away, as well as using the time for introspection and self-work. Do scrying, now. Good for reversing circumstances God/dess Aspect: The One Beyond, the Watchers in the Dark, psychopomps. – Associated God/desses: Hecate, Kali, Arianhrod, Anja, Kore in the Underworld, Ereshkigal who was Inanna, Set/Seth, Hades, Osiris . Phase ends at the Tide Change to New on 10/12 at 5:06pm.
Moon near Mercury – Sunday, October 11, sunrise – The moon will occult Mercury as seen from southern South America. Best viewed in North America half an hour before sunrise.
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 Runic half-month of Wunjo/Wyn – October 13-28 – Wyn represents joy, the rune being the shape of a weather vane. The month represents the creation of harmony within the given conditions of the present.
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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
Su 11 High 12:06 AM 6.9 7:26 AM Rise 6:09 AM 4
~ 11 Low 6:16 AM 1.2 6:39 PM Set 6:15 PM
~ 11 High 12:21 PM 7.5
~ 11 Low 6:45 PM 0.8
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Standing in the middle of the road is dangerous. You will get knocked down by the traffic from both ways.
~ The truth doesn’t hurt unless it ought to. – Unknown
~ Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end. – Kant
~ Obligation can pour a glass of milk, but quite often love will add a little chocolate. -Author Unknown
~ I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. – Martin Luther King, Jr., Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech
An Irish Airman Foresees His Death – William Butler Yeats
I know that I shall meet my fate
Somewhere among the clouds above;
Those that I fight I do not hate,
Those that I guard I do not love;
My county is Kiltartan Cross,
My countrymen Kiltartan’s poor,
No likely end could bring them loss
Or leave them happier than before.
Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,
Nor public men, nor cheering crowds,
A lonely impulse of delight
Drove to this tumult in the clouds;
I balanced all, brought all to mind,
The years to come seemed waste of breath,
A waste of breath the years behind
In balance with this life, this death.
Samhain Magick – Spells
Hazel nuts were also believed to possess mystical powers and could be used in divining. The nut is believed to be at its strongest on Hallowe’en night, which was traditionally called ‘Nutcrack Night’ in England (UK). Lovers were recommended to use this to gain foresight into the relationship.
‘Two hazel nuts I threw into the flame,
And to each nut I gave a sweetheart’s name.
This, with the loudest bounce me sore amazed,
That, with a flame of brightest colour blazed.
As blazed the nut, so may thy passion grow,
For ’twas thy nut that did so brightly glow.’ ~Gray
‘Some merry, friendly, countra folks
Together did convene,
To burn their nits, an’ pu their stocks,
An’ haud their Halloween
Fu’ blithe that night.’ )0( R. Burns )0( – GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast
A Janus Samhain Spell – Color of the day: Orange
Thousands of rituals and spells have been composed for Samhain. On this night when the boundaries of life and death are blurred we honor our ancestors, and we remember others who have passed over that we never knew. What has been part of our past shapes our future. This Samhain we might also want to look forward. Someday we will be the past that helped shape someone else’s future. Janus was the two-faced Roman god for whom January is named. One face looks to the past, the other to the future. Turn to face the west, the land of the dead and the deities, saying:
Janus, who looks into the night toward the place where spirits seek light,
bless all souls who come now as they hear it, and dance in the circle of spirit.
Turn to face the east, the point of the rising Sun, away from death and into the promise of a new day, saying:
Janus, who into the day at dawn’s first glow and Sun’s first ray, bless this circle without hesitation, and fear not the past nor times not yet here.
By: Edain McCoy,Llewellyn and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast
Silliness – Deep Thoughts from the Shower – Last night my friend asked to use a USB port to charge his cigarette, but I was using it to charge my book. The future is stupid. – via Shower Thoughts