It’s 55F both here and at home and overcast. Considering that it’s well before sunrise (5:30? ew!) I don’t know a whole lot more than that, although at home there’s a 75% chance of rain and only 10% down here. Amazing that 100 miles could make so much difference in weather!
All day long was finding and packing, finding and packing….oh, and printing tags and cards and all. By 5pm I had an ice chest, a computer bag, a suitcase, water bottles, a big drink cooler, a table, a book with wool pieces, a box with balls stuff, another box with my sewing basket and prizes, and I still wasn’t done! Tempus was cutting cards and tags for me, at that point. I did finally finish, but I forgot the camera.
We did have some customers in. It’s dropping to non-tourist-season levels, already. Mary stopped by to shop and visit for a bit. Amy stopped in late in the day for a chat as I was running around and then helped load when Marius got to the shop.
Today is going to be a crazy day for me. Tempus will have the shop open, but no workshops today, since I’m in Coos Bay at the moment and will spend the day in Coquille. I have two meetings to attend and a competition to run, plus I need to be in two courts. Oi! It’s going to be fun, and I’m hoping to attend the bardic this evening.
Feast day of Hildegard von Bingen, virgin, abbess and Medieval Polymath. She was a mystic, who probably had migraines, at least the descriptions of her visions start with what sounds like migraines…. but where she took it and how she interpreted it! She wrote theological, botanical and medicinal texts, as well as letters, songs used in church ritual, and poems as well as a piece that is considered to be the oldest surviving morality play. More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hildegard_of_Bingen
Today’s plant is Wild ginger, Asarum caudatum – This is a different plant from the one usually used in magick, but has only slightly different properties. This is related to black pepper, kava and birthwort. – Masculine, Mars, Fire – This is used for “heating up” spells. While standard ginger is used in money, love, success and power spells, Wild Ginger is mostly used to add power, rather than on its own. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asarum_caudatum
The shop opens at 11am! Summer hours are 11am-7pm Thursday through Monday, but as sunset is getting earlier and earlier pretty soon we’re going to shift to 6pm. 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,
Today’s Astro & Calendar
Full Moon – The day of the day before and day after the true Full Moon. “And better it be when the moon is full!”! Prime time for rituals for prophecy, for spells to come to fruition, infusing health and wholeness, etc. A good time for invoking deity. FRUITION Manifesting goals, nurturing, passion, healing, strength, power. Workings on this day are for protection, divination. “extra power”, job hunting, healing serious conditions Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams. God/dess Aspect: Mother/Abundance/Kingship – – Associated God/desses: Danu, Cerridwen, Gaia, Aphrodite, Isis, Jupiter, Amon-Ra. Phase ends on 9/18 at 12:05am. 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 9/30 at 5:11pm.
Now the Moon shines below the <<<< Great Square of Pegasus. From the Great Square’s left corner extends a big line of three 2nd-magnitude stars, running to the lower left, that mark the head, backbone and leg of the constellation Andromeda >>>> . The line of three includes the Square’s corner. Upper left from the end of this line, you’ll find W-shaped Cassiopeia tilting up.
Uranus (magnitude 5.8, in Pisces) and Neptune (magnitude 7.8, in Aquarius) are well up by 11 or midnight in the southeast and south, respectively. Info and finder charts.
Goddess Month of Mala runs from 9/6 – 10/2
Celtic Tree Month of Muin/Vine Sep 2 – 29 – (MUHN, like “foot”),
Runic half-month of Kenaz/Ken/Kebo – September 13-27 – Ken represents a flaming torch within the royal hall, so it’s the time of the creative fire – the forge where natural materials are transmuted by the force of the human will into a mystical third, an artifact that could not otherwise come into being. The positive aspects of sexuality that are immanent in Freya and Frey come into play at this time. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, p. 102
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Celtic 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).
Tides for Alsea Bay
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
~ /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
Sa 17 High 1:09 AM 8.1 6:58 AM Set 7:57 AM 99
~ 17 Low 7:30 AM -0.3 7:22 PM Rise 8:12 PM
~ 17 High 1:39 PM 8.1
~ 17 Low 7:55 PM -0.1
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – You can never overestimate the power of your love. It is a fire that, once lit, may burn forever.
~ A clear breeze has no price, the bright moon no owner.”- Song Hun
~ I believe that you cannot go any further than you can think. I certainly believe if you don’t desire a thing, you will never get it. – Mother Charleszetta Waddles (1912-2001) US nun
~ God believes. Man worships. There IS a difference. – John Thomas Gordy
A learner with the simplest, a teacher of the thoughtfullest; A novice beginning yet experient of myriads of seasons. – Walt Whitman
“Love is all you need.” The song played in her mind. But the Beatles misled us, she said to the air, thick with the ghosts of her own dead lovers. It wasn’t all we needed. We wanted to love, freely and without barriers. We had to remake the world in order to do it… – Maya, from The Fifth Sacred Thing.
Once again the Sun’s path crosses the celestial equator, and the day and the night are now again of equal length. On the Gregorian calendar this is the first day of autumn, but on the modern Celtic calendar it is midautumn. This holiday is more commonly known by its Welsh name Mabon. Mabon means “divine youth.” It is the name of a mythic hunter hero whose story is told at this time of year. At the beginning of time, Mabon was born to the Mother Goddess Modron. That we only know his mother and not his father attests to the matriarchal lineage of the early Celts. The equinox marks the time when Mabon was three nights old and stolen from his crib. For the next three months, the heroes Cai and Bedwyr will search for him and ask all manner of birds and beasts for help. But, according to legend, it is only the salmon who can give them direction. On Yule, the heroes retrieve the divine child by freeing him from a prison in Gloucester. Like Apollo, Mabon is a hunter with a bow and a musician with a harp. He is a Sun god. Mabon represents the Sun that is waning in strength during this quarter of the year and that will begin to return only after the solstice. The waning of the light is frightening and depressing, and it is necessary for our own sake to use magic at this time to help in the quest for Mabon. The strongest act of magic that one can do at this time is to participate in the celebrations of the yearly cycle. As one integrates the yearly cycle deep into one’s unconscious, serenity and confidence are gained. This is the peace that comes from knowing and accepting that the light will return when it is time.~ Robert Place
GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives
Crone’s Corner – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Crones_Corner/
Silliness – Light Bulbs – Q – How many programmers does it take to changes light bulb?
A – None. It’s a hardware problem and we don’t handle those.