Daily Stuff 9-7-16 Grace Darling

Hi, folks!

weather Sunny brightIt’s 64F with bright sunshine and a nice breeze. Fishermen are lined up along the shores of the Alsea.

motif bird juncoYesterday went far too fast. We actually had people in the shop with the lights off and the doors closed! Not that weren’t glad of the business, but we were still putting together a shopping list (It was Senior Tuesday at Freddie’s) not long before 7pm. I still hadn’t worked on newsletters or the reports I needed to do.

motif bird robinYes, the Ancient Light website is down. I’m still not sure what happened, but we’re working with tech support to get it back. The newsletters are fine, it’s just the regular site.

motif bird warblerTempus ran up to the apartment to get a stack of stuff that I needed to work on and then headed for Newport to get the shopping done and then get started on his papers. He called once he was shopping, every few minutes, to try to sort out what all we needed. 🙂

motif bird vireoI wrote several reports and class blurbs and got them sent out, then worked on peeling some hardboiled eggs for pickles. …got frustrated and stopped…. and then got back to work again.

motif bird finchTempus and I won a trip to Sisters, Oregon and we’re going to take it in October as our anniversary trip. We’re planning on being closed from Sunday, October 16 through Wednesday, October 19. It’s an “Ultimate Romance Package”. 🙂 That’s going to be fun. We haven’t tried doing something like that in a long while!

weather fogMan, was it *foggy* last night! The shopping trip slowed Tempus down so that he only got rolling around 11:30 and picked me up at 2am. We were done around 4, but had to turn around and go back for stops where the fog had changed the landmarks and we didn’t know we were past them until a block or two…. Despite it, there were crabbers out in Alsea Bay as we went up the seawall, dim lights in the fog. Weirdly enough as we headed home across the bridge the fog disappeared at the east end of the bridge!

motif bird grass sparrowWe really slept in this morning, wow….. It was 2pm by the time we were both awake and we got ourselves put together and came down here. An arborist is working on the trees in the neighbors yard and even the chainsaws didn’t wake us.

Tempus is heading for the house today. I’m hoping he’ll be back around dark, if not before, with another load of stuff.

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feast 0907 Lighthouse_LongStone_with_Grace_Darlings_Bedroom_WindowFarne_Islands_NorthumberlandToday’s Feast is in honor of Grace Darling‘s daring deed. More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Darling

‘Twas on the Longstone Lighthouse, there dwelt and English maid;
Pure as the air around her, of danger ne’er afraid;
One morning just at daybreak, a storm-tossed wreck she spied;
And tho’ to try seemed madness, “I’ll save the crew!’ she cried.
And she pull’d away, o’er the rolling sea,
Over the waters blue –
‘Help! Help!’ she could hear the cry of the shipwreck’d crew –
But Grace had an English heart,
And the raging storm she brav’d –
She pull’d away, mid the dashing spray,
And the crew she saved! – Song about Grace Darling, British heroine of the September 7, 1838 disaster

220px-Rhamnus_purshiana,_Cascara_--_branch_with_leaves,_flowers_and_budsToday’s Plant is Cittim Bark (Cascara), Rhamnus purshiana. It is a potent laxative and has been used for that for centuries. –Masculine, Saturn, Earth – Sprinkle an infusion of this around the home before legal proceedings, to help you win your case. It is used in money spells and worn in a brown cloth amulet will protect again evil influences and hexes. It can be sewn into a poppet to attract those influences away from you, but place this outside at night, especially.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascara_Sagrada

Mabon pentacleThe shop is closed on Tuesday/Wednesday. Summer hours are 11am-7pm Thursday through Monday. 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,
Anja

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Today’s Astro & Calendar

Waxing Crescent MoonWaxing 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 at the Tide Change on 9/16 at 12:05pm. 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 9/9 at 4:49am. 

astro-090716-duskThe first-quarter Moon stands over Saturn and Mars in twilight Thursday and Friday, respectively.
astro meteor asteroidThe asteroids 1 Ceres and 18 Melpomene, magnitudes 8 and 9, will both fit in a telescope’s low-power eyepiece very late tonight and tomorrow night; they’re 0.8° apart. See the September Sky & Telescope, page 51.
Astro marsMars (magnitude –0.2, in the feet of Ophiuchus) continues moving eastward away Astro SaturnAstro Scorpio Constellation Antaresfrom Saturn (magnitude +0.5) and Antares (+1.0, below Saturn) in the south-southwest at nightfall. The triangle they make is widening.

Goddess Month of Mala runs from 9/6 – 10/2
Celtic Tree Month of Muin/Vine  Sep 2 – 29 – (MUHN, like “foot”), 
Rune Runic Month 17 Rad RaidhoRunic half-month of Raidho/Rad 8/29-9/12 – Denotes the channeling of energies in the correct manner to produce the desired results. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, p. 102

Sun in VirgoSun in Virgo
Moon in ScorpioMoon in Scorpio enters Sagittarius at 6:20pm
Mercury (9/22), Pluto (9/26), Pallas (10/17), Neptune (11/19) Chiron (12/1), Ceres (12/9)  and Uranus (12/29) Retrograde
Color: Yellow

Planting 9/5-7

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©2016 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright

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motif plant fruit Grape muin celtic tree monthCeltic 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).

blackberry muin celtic tree monthMuin – Vine Ogam letter correspondences
Month: August
Color: Variegated
Class: Chieftain
Letter: M
Meaning: Inner development occurring, but take time for relaxation

grove muin celtic tree monthto study this month – Koad – Grove Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Many Shades of Green
Class: None
Letter: CH, KH, EA
Meaning: Wisdom gained by seeing past illusions.

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Waves tide

Tides for Alsea Bay
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Day        High      Tide    Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~            /Low      Time       Feet    Sunset                                  Visible
W    7     High   5:01 AM     5.7   6:47 AM    Rise 12:52 PM      25
~     7      Low  10:47 AM     2.3   7:41 PM     Set 11:07 PM
~     7     High   4:56 PM     6.7
~     7      Low  11:47 PM     1.2

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Affirmation/Thought for the Day – There’s only one perfect child in the world and every mother has it.

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Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – Current Affairs – If you could star in your own TV show, what would that show be about? Explain the reasons for your choice.

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Quotes 

~  I am different, I am strange, I live only for the Mother. – Lao Tzu
~  When men meet foes in fight, better is stout heart than sharp sword. – Volsunga Saga, c.19
~  To have and not to give is often worse than to steal. – Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach
~  You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters. – St. Bernard

Laughter
What is laughter? What is laughter?
It is God(dess) waking up! O it is God(dess) waking up!
It is the sun poking its sweet head out
From behind a cloud
You have been carrying too long,
Veiling your eyes and heart.

It is Light breaking ground for a great Structure
That is your Real body – called Truth.

It is happiness applauding itself and then taking flight
To embrace everyone and everything in this world.

Laughter is the polestar
Held in the sky by our Beloved,
Who eternally says,

“Yes, dear ones, come this way,
Come this way towards Me and Love!

Come with your tender mouths moving
And your beautiful tongues conducting songs
And with your movements – your magic movements
Of hands and feet and glands and cells – Dancing!

Know that to God(dess)’s Eye,
All movement is a Wondrous Language,
And Music – such exquisite, wild Music!”

O what is laughter, Hafiz?
What is this precious love and laughter
Budding in our hearts?

It is the glorious sound
Of a soul waking up! – Hafiz (Renderings of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky)

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Mabon2 divMabon Magick – Prayers

Prayer for Mabon – Author Unknown

As autumn returns to earth’s northern hemisphere,
and day and night are briefly,
but perfectly,
balanced at the equinox,
may we remember anew how fragile life is —-
human life, surely,
but also the lives of all other creatures,
trees and plants,
waters and winds.

May we make wise choices in how and what we harvest,
may earth’s weather turn kinder,
may there be enough food for all creatures,
may the diminishing light in our daytime skies
be met by an increasing compassion and tolerance
in our hearts.

GODDESSES OF PEACE INVOCATION

Goddesses of Peace…
Pax, Mary, Quan Yin, Tara
Gaia, Mother of the Earth,
We call upon you with respect.

Mothers of Compassion,
Mothers of Peace and Mercy,
We ask for your wise counsel.
Please help us not to give in

To the everyday stresses
And resentments that assail us.
Help us connect with your Light
And the love and grace you bring.

Blessed Mothers, we thank you
For the nurturing and blessings
That you pour out upon us every day;
Grant that our lives also be a blessing. – © September 17, 2008, Beth Clare Johnson (Mystic Amazon)

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motif Silliness SmilieSilliness – The Elephant and the Turtle

An elephant was drinking out of a river one day, when he spotted a turtle asleep on a log. So, he ambled on over and kicked it clear across the river.

“What did you do that for?” Asked a passing giraffe.

“Because I recognized it as the same turtle that took a nip out of my trunk 53 years ago.”

“Wow, what a memory” commented the giraffe.

“Yes,” said the elephant, “turtle recall”.

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