It’s nice and sunshiney at the apartment. Scott was working on fishing leaves out of the koi pond as we were leaving. I hadn’t realized how many there were, already. Coming over the bridge you could see a heavy layer of cloud over town, but most of the sky just had cirrus and another layer of high cloud. 52F with a decent breeze.
Yesterday started late and kept getting later. I had harvested a bunch of plantain seed in the morning and after leaving it to dry for a bit. I stripped most of the seeds in the evening. It’s drying in a basket, now. There’s still some more to do, stuff that was greener than I thought.
We ran our errands in Newport and came back, but only had a couple of hours at the shop. Tempus never did get up to the house, but he’s going to try to today. I got my pictures printed for the class on Saturday.
I spent time on newsletters while Tempus was scrubbing the pots from the cheese and then setting up supper. We went home a bit earlier than we often do. because I needed to wash my hair… well, we started to and Tempus got involved in doing some cleanup again. We finally headed home near 10 and once my hair was done I fell into bed.
I’ll be here all day. The readings sign will be out, although there might be a delay for Tempus to get back here. I know he’ll be here early in the day, but later he’s going to be working at the house and storage. I need to finish setting up the newsletters for over the weekend (I’m going to be out of town again) and then set up some Mab’s kits and start packing for the weekend.
<giggling> Picturing responses…and Tempus is talking about doing these with LEDs for the shop.🙂
Today’s Feast is Michaelmas. During the Middle Ages Michaelmas was a Holy Day of Obligation, nearly equal to Easter. It was a day when yearly rents were due (the harvest is in by now….) when university terms began (still do, for many) and folks had a fun party. Some folklore has it that this is the day that Michael dumped the devil out of heaven. Goose is traditionally associated with the festival. (….so are dragons….)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michaelmas
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
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. Hecate’s Brooch – 3-5 days before New Moon – Best time for Releasing Rituals. It’s the last few days before the new moon, the time of Hecate’s Brooch. This is the time that if you’re going to throw something out, or sweep the floors, or take stuff to Good Will, do it! Rid yourself of negativity and work on the letting go process. Release the old, removing unwanted negative energies, addictions, or illness. Do physical and psychic cleansings. Good for wisdom & psychic ability. Goddess Aspect: Crone – Associated God/desses: Callieach, Banshee, Hecate, Baba Yaga, Ereshkigal, Thoth. Phase ends at the Dark on 9/29 at 5:11am. 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 Outer Dark, psychopomps – Associated God/desses: Hecate, Kali, Arianhrod, Anja, Kore in the Underworld, Ereshkigal who was Inanna, Set/Seth, Hades, Osiris. Phase ends at 5:11am on 10/2.
The Two Top Miras. Chi Cygni now overhead in the evening, and Mira (Omicron Ceti) visible late at night, are the two brightest Mira-type stars in the sky: long-period red variables. Chi Cyg should be at or just past its maximum brightness, 5th magnitude or so. Mira should be nearly at its minimum, 8th or 9th mag. Follow them through the coming months with the article and finder charts in the October Sky & Telescope, page 49. As one brightens and the other dims, when will they pass each other in brightness?
Mars (magnitude 0.0) shines in the south-southwest at dusk. It’s passing above the Sagittarius Teapot.
Goddess Month of Mala runs from 9/6 – 10/2
Celtic Tree Month of Muin/Vine Sep 2 – 29 – (MUHN, like “foot”)
Celtic Tree Month Gort/Ivy Sep 30 – Oct 27 – (Hedera helix L.)
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
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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).
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
Th 29 Low 6:15 AM 0.4 7:13 AM Rise 5:49 AM 4
~ 29 High 12:28 PM 7.4 7:00 PM Set 6:39 PM
~ 29 Low 6:38 PM 1.0
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – If you’re not Growing then you’re not Living! Make today better than the day before.
~ He didn’t come out of my belly, but my God, I’ve made his bones, because I’ve attended to every meal, and how he sleeps, and the fact that he swims like a fish because I took him to the ocean. I’m so proud of all those things. But he is my biggest pride. – John Lennon (1940-1980) English singer, songwriter
~ It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude. – Zig Ziglar
~ Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant. – Horace
~ Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it. – Unknown
Lifestyle is learning to be wherever you are. It is developing a unique focus on the current moment, and drawing from it all of the substance and wealth of experience and emotions that it has to offer. Lifestyle is taking time to watch a sunset. Lifestyle is listening to silence. Lifestyle is capturing each moment so that it becomes a new part of what we are and of what we are in the process of becoming. Lifestyle is not something we do; it is something we experience. And until we learn to be there, we will never master the art of living well. – Jim Rohn
Heartwings says, “The priorities of the heart take precedence over the tasks of daily life.”
My mother considered me a terrible housekeeper. Her opinion was based on the days when I had five children at home and very little energy to devote to keeping a tidy, clean home. If she could see me now she might think differently. I have become totally focused on keeping the house neat. The other morning Stephen called me a fanatic because he couldn’t find his shoes he had left by the side of the bed. I had already put them away in the bedroom closet.
My mother never taught me anything about cleaning; she just expected me to know how to do it. My attitude had always been to assume something was clean unless it actually looked dirty. As I am slightly astigmatic I don’t usually see the dust until it is quite obvious. Yet it is a good idea to clean the house whether it seems to need it or not. By the time the dust is obvious, there is really quite a lot of it. A husband with allergies needs a clean house to sneeze in.
When my children were little I felt it was more important to read to them and play with them than to be cleaning and tidying. It was never my favorite occupation anyway. I dearly love to cook and am happy to spend time preparing food–even to clean up after myself in the kitchen. Washing the kitchen floor, however, has never been one of my priorities.
Now that our house is on the market the broom comes out several times a day–one must be prepared for that call from the realtor. I have an eagle eye for smudges on the doorframe and spots on the window over the sink. The vacuum is out of the closet much more than its usual once a week. There are no piles of unread mail or magazines. Everything is tucked away out of sight so that the spotless counters may gleam for prospective buyers. If only my mother could see me now.
May you discover joy in your priorities of the heart.
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