Minus tide at 9:32 PM of -0.6 feet.
It’s damp and drippish, not raining, but there’ve been splatters and the ground is wet and the cars on the highway are whirring the way they do when the pavement is wet. The fog is pretty thick, but lifted enough to drive and see in town. The visibility is 1.8 miles and it’s mostly cloudy and no wind that I can tell.
I’m still not going to get a good chance to write up the weekend in any kind of reasonable time for getting this out this morning, but we had a couple of good meeting yesterday morning. I had a fun time talking to friends, as well. The drive back was good, but both Marius and I were tired. I dozed off 4 or 5 times during the drive, and then he went soundly to sleep at the shop for awhile during Project Day. We didn’t get many things made during that, but talked over the event and our current research projects. I’ll post the link to the House Capuchin blog here tomorrow so you can read about my weekend if you want to.
After Tempus unloaded the pickup yesterday so Marius could head home, I worked on the computer, catching up on things. Tempus was finishing another lucet and we had supper and headed home around 9pm. I crashed. Tempus worked on his computer.
We got the sunroom watered and got ready for the day and got down here as soon as we could. I got 4 strawberries this morning. 🙂 One of the advantages of being gone over a weekend…. I have the writeup of the weekend’s events to do, some pictures to take, others to get processed and a *lot* of stuff to put away! Wicca 101 continues tonight. It’s the last night to start the class.
Hippocrates is credited with being the father of modern medicine. He is honored on this day, (which may be the 2474 anniversary of his birth) along with all doctors and medical practitioners. More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippocrates The picture is a Czech stamp with the symbol for a medical vehicle with a doctor on board. The image in the center is the Rod of Aesculapius, which is the proper symbol for the medical profession, unlike the usual Caduceus that we see in the US.
Today’s Plant is the Western Azalea, Rhododendron Occidentale. I’ve talked before about the azaleas being a subset of the rhodys. This is the main one that grows around here. It’s hard to tell from the shape and size of the plant that it’s an azalea, or even from the flowers, although the branches are thinner and the leaves shorter and rounder than those of rhododendrons. It least it’s hard for those of us who are familiar with the showy garden hybrids, which tend to be small and compact. The other West Coast azalea is Rhododendron Albiflorum, and there’s not a whacking lot of info floating around about that one. The wiki is here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhododendron_occidentale The Chinese call azaleas “thinking of home bush”. Magickal uses for azalea are to encourage light spirits, happiness and gaiety.
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
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. 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 9/23 at 2:56am.
<<< Arcturus shines in the west these evenings as twilight fades out. Equally-bright Capella >>> is barely rising in the north-northeast, depending on your latitude (the farther north you are the higher it will be). Late in the evening, they shine at the same height in their respective compass directions. When will this happen? That depends on both your latitude and longitude.
Venus (magnitude –3.8) is low in the west-southwest in twilight. Look for it there starting 20 or 30 minutes after sunset.
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
M 19 High 2:48 AM 7.7 7:01 AM Set 10:25 AM 94
~ 19 Low 8:52 AM 0.5 7:18 PM Rise 9:26 PM
~ 19 High 2:58 PM 8.5
~ 19 Low 9:32 PM -0.6
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Angels assist in the removal of blockages so that I can give my attention to freedom.
~ A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject. – Winston Churchill
~ To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. – Joseph Chilton Pierce
~ A leader is a dealer in hope. – Napoleon Bonaparte
~ I think all great innovations are built on rejections. – Louise Nevelson (1889-1988) Russian artist
Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world. Let us dedicate ourselves to that, and say a prayer for our country and for our people. – After his brother died, Robert Kennedy spent six months in mourning where he found solace in the writings of the Ancient Greeks, especially Aeschylus. Years later, This is how RFK urged the crowd mourning the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.
On this day of balance—between hot and cold, light and dark—we can find balance in an autumnal blessing. Use a white and a black candle, placed side by side, for this ritual. Breathe in the glow that comes from the equal balance of day and night. Decorate your sacred space with fruits and grain and harvest leaves, as you slowly speak this verse:
Protection covers me and mine,
Abundant gifts grow from Nature divine.
Mabon comes with
The second such time of the year.
Second harvest abundance flows,
Through our labor the storehouse grows.
We fill our stores through harvest Moon,
For winter’s cold is coming soon.
Harvest brings both hope and fear,
Harder times are drawing near.
Bless this house with abundance clear,
And bless all who are dwelling here.
Strength of the cycles
For all to see,
Bringing color to land and tree.
Red, yellow, brown, and amber,
Dress the forests, preparing for slumber.
My spirit embrace the dwindling light,
I am ready now for the longer night.
Protection and safety there will be,
As the wheel of the year turns, blessed be.
The balance now is
perfect and right,
Preparations made for Demeter’s night.
Searching she goes and searching she will be,
Till Kore’s return to you and me.
Mabon’s magic dances in me,
Autumn blessings to all,
So mote it be. https://www.llewellyn.com/spell.php?spell_id=1222