Herbs at 11am. Sewing at 3pm.
It’s wet. Rain started tapping on the solarium roof not long after we went to sleep and it’s steady. All the ponds and lakes are covered with little circles from striking droplets. This tree >>>> has lost all its leaves after looking like this last week. 58F and we’ve gotten over 1/3 of an inch of rain already.
Yesterday I worked pretty hard. I spent a lot of time with customers and had one counseling session and then did a whacking lot of computer housekeeping. By 6pm I was getting horribly sleepy and Tempus still wasn’t back.
He finally got finished and stopped at Subway to get us a meatball sub as a treat. We haven’t had one for months. I got a nap after that and then went back to fill patterns for WDW#4 while he worked on getting the table clean enough for class in the morning. We eventually headed home at a little past 11pm.
Today Herbs Workshop is on storing the harvest and I’ll be starting my pincushion filling. Sewing is at 3pm and I’ll be working on pincushions again/still. Tempus is planning to stay at the shop, I think, trying to make room for the lathe in the back.
One from 10/17/16 by Ken Gagne of Yachats Bay.
Today’s Plant is the Primrose, Primula vulgaris. This plant, because easily grown, but easily killed, is very popular at garden centers. Even our local grocery and Fred Meyer’s have racks of them outside at this time of year. They’re often given as inexpensive gifts for Valentine’s, Easter, and Mothers’ Day and here on the coast, both for Hallow’e’en and Thanksgiving. Both flowers and leaves are edible, the flavor ranging between mild lettuce and more bitter salad greens. The leaves can also be used for tea, and the young flowers can be made into primrose wine. – Feminine, Venus, Earth, Freya – grow blue and red ones to protect against reverses of fortune, yellow and pink to attract the small Fae. When worn, they attract the love of men, and can cure madness. If you dry them and sew them into a child’s pillow you will gain his undying respect and loyalty, but be sure that you deserve it, first! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primula_vulgaris
Guy Fawkes Night (often referred to as Bonfire Night) is
celebrated with bonfires and fireworks on November 5, or the closestFriday or Saturday night. On this day in 1605, Guy Fawkes (“the only man ever to enter Parliament with honest intentions”) and collaborators attempted to blow up the English Houses of Parliament over things that make little sense to us today. English people still burn a ‘guy’ in effigy, although the festival is more one of fireworks and parades and parties, rather than something more ominous.
The “Anonymous” mask is actually one that is worn in England on Guy Fawkes Night. This celebration seems to tie in with folk festivals that go far back in history of a night of bonfires in this time of the year. More info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes_Night
The shop opens at 11am! Fall hours are 11am-6pm Thursday through Monday, but closing time will continue to follow sunset over the next couple of months. 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
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 11/14 at 5:52am. 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 11/7 at 11:51am.
The week starts with Jupiter easily visible at dawn and Spica very low. . .Virgo and Spica in November? These “springtime” stars are already up in early dawn. Jupiter guides the way naked-eye, and binoculars will help with the rest.
After dark this week Capella shines in the northeast, and the Pleiades are well up in the east-northeast three fists to Capella’s right. As evening grows later, you’ll find orange Aldebaran climbing up below the Pleiades. Then by around 10 p.m. (depending on your location), Orion begins clearing the eastern horizon below Aldebaran.
Daylight-saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday morning; clocks fall back an hour. Remember when we adjusted all of them by hand?
Mercury is hidden in the glare of the Sun.
Goddess Month of Cailleach/Samhain runs from 10/31 – 11/27
Celtic Tree Month of Ngetal/Reed Oct 28 – Nov 24
Runic half-month of Hagalaz/Hagal – October 29-Novmber 12 – The Runic half-month of Hagal commences today, represented by the hailstone of transformation. It is a harbinger of the need to undergo the necessary preparations before the harsh northern Winter.
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Celtic Tree Month of Ngetal/Reed Oct 28 – Nov 24 – nGéadal – (NYEH-dl), reed – The term “reed” is used with great imprecision in North America, but it is clear that the reed of the ogham is the common reed (Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steudel). This is a giant grass, with stems as high as 4 m (13 feet). It grows in marshy areas, where it often forms dense stands. Like most other grasses, the vertical stems live only a single year, dying in the autumn and being replaced with new green shoots in the spring. The dead stems rattle and whisper in late autumn winds. Common reed has spread as a weed throughout the world; in North America it is widespread in cooler climates. Common reed is in the Grass family (Poaceae, or Gramineae).
“The Reed Month, is said by some to be most favorable for communication with ancestral spirits and the strengthening of all family ties, with magickal associations with fertility, love, protection, and family concerns. ‘Thin and slender is the Reed. He stands in clumps at the edge of the river and between his feet hides the swift pike awaiting an unsuspecting minnow to come his way. In his thinness the reed resembles arrows that fly, silver-tipped, up into the unknown air to land at the very source that one had searched for all these years. Firing arrows off into the unknown is an expression of the desire to search out basic truths. If you loose off without direction, the place of landing will be random. If the firing off is carried out with the correct conviction, determination and sense of purpose, then the act becomes secondary to the event that comes both before and after the moment.'” Source: Earth, Moon and Sky
Tides for Alsea Bay
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
~ /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
Sa 5 High 5:15 AM 6.3 8:00 AM Rise 12:57 PM 21
~ 5 Low 10:32 AM 3.6 6:00 PM Set 10:49 PM
~ 5 High 4:08 PM 6.9
~ 5 Low 11:19 PM 0.7
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Make this a truthful day!
~ If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic. – Dale Carnegie
~ Every sin is the result of collaboration. – Stephen Crane (1871-1900) US writer
~ Honor and dishonor both move us, because we are troubled by having a self. – Tao Te Ching
~ The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and ‘mangled mind’ leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict. – Elizabeth Drew (1935- ) US journalist
Now the autumn days are gone
Frost is sparkling on the lawn,
Windows winking cheerful lights
Warm the cold November nights. – Unknown