We’ve gotten most of an 1/2 inch of rain overnight! It’s rather gloomy and the clouds are tangling in the tops of the cedars just above the height of the alders. It’s 57F, so it’s pretty warm, There’s a decent breeze going and they’re figuring that this is going to dry up as the day goes on and we’ll have a dry week.
>>>> A lentil and root vegetable dish >>>
We were running a little late getting to the shop. I was still having trouble getting my eyes open, but the Wicca student that was there got the history section from the transition to the Church during the Roman empire up through the 1800’s.
>>>>>>>> bean & onion pickle – this isn’t the slimy canned stuff! Tasty! >>>>>>>>>
Tempus helped him find a pendant and then I got going on the sausage making. These are getting frozen and put by for feast later in the winter. We just wanted to get ’em finished, to get a little ahead on various dishes. So 5 pounds of it got made. One of the recipes was from ancient Rome and included cracked wheat, leeks and eggs! We used mushrooms in the others. Later we had our feast and there was a *lot* of food, most of which is going to get frozen and put by.
>> A “chicken sauce” from ancient Rome >>
Today I’m going to be at the shop. Tempus is going to help me clean up in back, sort one of the displays and then come home to do the dishes from the weekend and clean up. I’m going to try to get some sewing done again and wash some wax for candles. He only just woke up!
Hoarfrost – Studio Fotografii Tomasz Gmerek – “Ziemia Kłodzka” – October 2015
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
Today feast is the Bettara-Ichi, or ‘Sticky-Sticky Fair’, Tokyo, Japan (Oct 19 –20) This pickled radish fair honours Ebisu, one of seven Shinto good luck gods, from noon to 9:30 pm on both days. Traditionally, children run through the streets swinging radishes at friends, shouting “bettara” in warning, for bettara is what the radishes are called in Japan. Today, people buy from street stalls (mainly in the Kodemmacho area, mostly in the Takarada Ebisu Jinja shrine) good luck charms and religious images as well as bettara on straw ropes. More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bettarazuke
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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 10/27 at 5:25am. 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 10/20 at 1:31pm.
Goddess Month of Hathor runs from 10/3 – 10/30
Celtic Tree Month of Gort/Ivy – Sep 30 – Oct 27
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
M 19 High 5:51 AM 6.0 7:37 AM Rise 1:37 PM 29
~ 19 Low 11:08 AM 3.4 6:26 PM Set 11:33 PM
~ 19 High 4:55 PM 6.9
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Make this a friendly day!
~ Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife. – Julius “Groucho” Marx (1890-1977) US comic, actor
~ There is a very fine line between “hobby” and “mental illness.” – Dave Barry
~ Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities. – Sugar Ray Leonard
~ Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) English writer
I walked on the beach in the dark
The waves calmly lapping at my feet,
The oceans sounds charged with energy.
I felt you walking with me, companionably,
Your ghostly hand holding mine.
Walking in the dark, cold sand on my feet
I felt salty breezes sweep us upward
And our souls flew together, over the ocean…
Watching the moon glimmering on the water.
I see you in dreams and trances;
And tonight in the dark, walking…
You said you’d always be there for me,
Although I didn’t know you would die so soon.
Sometimes at home I feel you with me
Sitting across from me, telling silly jokes.
I remember our passionate kisses,
How we laughed so hard our stomachs hurt.
Talking at your favorite chinese restaurant
(We went there on your birthday),
Dancing at your family’s Low Country Boil
With seafood…your mother dancing, too
The men didn’t dance, just us women.
Now in the moment with the foamy water;
Then again fluctuating in time with you.
Here, lets walk together some more!
I may not be able to see you, but I know
That you are there looking out for me,
Caring, and wanting me to be happy…
And when I find a corporeal love to be with,
You will wave goodbye with a smile. © Copyright 6/11/08 Beth Clare Johnson
Samhain Magick – Hecate Consecration of Divinatory tools
Hecate is most active during this time of year. This goddess, usually associated with the dark Moon, can be called upon to lend her guidance in the understanding of and the use of divination tools. To call on her, light purple and black candles. Lay your divination tools in front of you. Speak these, or similar words:
Goddess of prophesy,
Let these tools speak clearly to me.
Let me precisely perceive their messages.
In your Honor,
So mote it be.
Thank Hecate for her presence and her guidance. Please note that Hecate is a powerful goddess. When she speaks to you, she expects you to listen and follow her advice. – )0(Karen Follett)0( )0(GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast )0(
Pumpkin Protection Spell – Categories: Spellwork
[Note: by Claudette Griffith (c) 2001-2004]
Scary faces carved into pumpkins were meant to protect, so you can guess where this is going. The easiest thing to do is simply concentrate on protection as you carve your pumpkin, if you would like, you can add carve protective seals instead of the traditional face. Protective herbs can be added to the inside of your pumpkin as well. If you are faced with immediate danger during the fall season try this spell.
1 large pumpkin
1 black candle
Pumpkin Pattern book (optional)
- Buy or harvest a large pumpkin, design a face of a dragon or any really scary face, as you carve see what ever is threatening you as being warded off by the beast that will become your pumpkin guardian.
- When you have completed the pumpkin carving write the name of the person or thing that you fear and place it in the bottom of the pumpkin cover it with several handfuls of dirt.
- Now take a black candle and inscribe on it the words “Banish All Evil” place it inside the pumpkin along with a generous amount of protective incense.
- Light the candle and incense and watch as the pumpkin glows, soon the smoke from the incense will billow out of the pumpkin, as it does, envision the threat being surrounded by the smoke until it fades into it and blows away with the wind.
*Note~ keep seeds to add to any protection work in the coming year.
Saoirse, ruthee www.turningthewheel.org
Silliness – Deep Thoughts from the Shower – “Go to bed, you’ll feel better in the morning” is the human version of “Did you turn it off and turn it back on again?” – via Shower Thoughts