Daily Stuff 8-20-17 Malaria

Hi, folks!

Eclipse countdown – Tomorrow! The moon will begin to cover the sun at 9:04 AM PDT. The coverage will continue to increase until it reaches its maximum coverage at 10:16 AM PDT, at which point the moon will be covering 100% of the sun. The moon will continue moving off of the sun until 11:36 AM PDT, at which point the sun will be completely visible again. http://eclipseamerica.org/eclipse-time

Minus Tide at 6:16 AM of -1.3 feet.

There’s a lot of cirrus, but it’s a thin veil. 59F, humidity at 78%, wind at 12 with gusts well into the teens. Not much more on the beaches. It’s supposed to get to 68F today.

Yesterday was *way* slower than what they were predicting. The highway was running at normal early summer levels, not even at August levels. I guess they managed to scare everyone away!

We had a number of folks in and decent sales, but both Tempus and I had time for naps and he made a loaf of bread and I worked on my sewing projects. I finally managed to get into Cafe Press and get the OCPPG promo projects up. That was frustrating. …after I did that I got the promo page done, which went quickly … which was awfully nice. (link below)

We stayed well into the evening, but it was slow. We had just enough people through to justify keeping the lights on. We closed up at 10pm and slept hard.

There’s someone setting up for the eclipse in front of the hair salon. I hope they have permission. I got scowled at.

OCPPG Promo Products are up! If there’s something that you don’t see that you would like, let me know. It’s easy for me to add things. These are simply what folks have requested or purchased in the past. All profits go to defray the expenses of the event. http://wp.me/P2xgQ8-62y  Clicking the links takes you off-site to my Cafe Press store.

The beautiful Alsea Bay Bridge at night. Photo (C) Grand Central Pizza on Facebook. Looks like the photo is from the shoreline below the Alsi Resort.

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fesat 0820 Malariafesat Ross 0820 Aug 1897Today is the anniversary of the discovery of the parasite that causes malaria in 1898. Sir Ronald Rose was knighted and received a Nobel prize for his work. The page is a facsimile of the notebook sheet on which he recorded seeing “pigmented bodies” in the guts of the mosquitoes that he later figured out were the malaria parasites. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Ross  See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malarial_parasite

luffaToday’s plant, Luffa (or loofah, luffa aegyptica or luffa acutangula) is an odd sort of plant, rather like a cucumber in that it’s a long, green vegetable with the flesh on the outside and a core full of seeds. They’re even edible, if a little bitter, when young. The biggest difference is that they grow a fibrous frame that has been used for a long time as a “vegetable sponge”, wherever they grow and are particularly good for scrubbing scratchable dishes, counters and glassware. They’re used a lot in Chinese medicine, and the juice is a remedy for jaundice. – Feminine, Moon, Water – Their magicks include helping with rheumatism and arthritis, detoxing, especially the liver, and with acne and scarring. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luffa

The shop is open Thursday through Monday, although we’re there a lot later most nights. 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

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 8/21 at 11:30am. 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 on 8/20 at 2:30am. 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 11:30am on 8/21. 

The moon will begin to cover the sun at 9:04 AM PDT. The coverage will continue to increase until it reaches its maximum coverage at 10:16 AM PDT, at which point the moon will be covering 100% of the sun. The moon will continue moving off of the sun until 11:36 AM PDT, at which point the sun will be completely visible again. http://eclipseamerica.org/eclipse-time
With the Moon obviously out of the night sky getting ready for tomorrow’s command performance, this would be a fine evening to look far away from the Sun into the Cygnus Milky Way, high overhead. Hunt out the telescopic deep-sky sights there that Sue French highlights in the August Sky & Telescope, page 54, with finder charts, photo, and eyepiece sketches.
Mercury is hidden in the glare of the Sun, although we might be able to see both Mercury and Mars at totality, tomorrow!!

Goddess Month of Hesperus runs from 8/9 – 9/5
Celtic Tree Month of Coll/Hazel, Aug 5 – Sep 1
Runic half-month of Ansuz/ As /Os/, 8-13-8/29 – This time is sacred to the god/desses of Asgard and contains the time of the Ordeal of Odin and the festival of the Runes. This time is also referring to Yggdrasil, the Tree that give order to the Worlds. This is a time of stability and divine order visible in the world.

Sun in Leo
Moon in Leo
Saturn (8/25), Juno (8/26), Mercury (9/5), Pluto (9/28), Neptune (11/22), Chiron (12/5), Uranus (1/2/18)  Retrograde
Color: Gold

Harvest 8/20-21

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Celtic Tree Month of Coll/Hazel, Aug 5 – Sep 1, Coll (CULL), hazel – The hazel (Corylus avellana L) is the source of hazelnuts. It forms a shrub up to 6 m (20 feet) tall, inhabiting open woodlands and scrubs, hedgerows, and the edges of forests. The filbert nut in North American groceries is Corylus maxima, a related species. The European hazelnut is cultivated in North America, primarily as an ornamental. Hazelnuts are in the Birch family (Betulaceae).
Coll – Hazel Ogam letter correspondences
Month: July
Color: Brown
Class: Chieftain
Letter: C, K
Meaning: Creative energies for work or projects.

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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
Su  20      Low   6:16 AM    -1.3   6:26 AM    Rise  5:06 AM      5
~    20     High  12:41 PM     6.9   8:13 PM     Set  7:43 PM
~    20      Low   6:18 PM     1.6

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Affirmation/Thought for the Day – I am willing to do all that the Mother lets me know needs to be done. Attachment to other aims leads to frustration.

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Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – Auto-Biographical narrative – How have you adjusted your eating habits to be healthier?

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Quotes  

~  Nature never breaks her own laws. – Da Vinci
~  No one has the ability to restrict or in any way demean our spirit unless we agree to it. – Sonia Choquette
~  Nobody is bound by any obligation unless it has first been freely accepted. – Ugo Betti
~  Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.- Martin Luther King, Jr.

As a spiritual community, we talk a lot about “who we really are” and becoming “more of our Self.” But wanting it and actually achieving it are two different things. The first step is understanding what it is we’re really after. And it’s not fish! Self-knowledge is something intangible, and invaluable.  – Lissa Coffey

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Mabon Magick – 

BEAN SALAD – ANJA’S – Easy to prepare the day before a picnic.

INGREDIENTS
1          16 oz can corn
1          16 oz can red bean
1          16 oz can navy bean
1          16 oz can black bean
1          16 oz can green bean
1          small onion
3          Tbsp Chinese marinade
1/2       Cup sugar
1          tsp Ground ginger
½         cup wine vinegar
½         cup vegetable oil

DIRECTIONS
1.         Drain and rinse canned ingredients.
2.         Chop onion.
3.         Put all the ingredients other than vinegar and oil into a mixing bowl and stir.
4.         Then add vinegar and oil and toss lightly.
5.         Refrigerate overnight to let the flavors mix together.
Tip:  Pour excessive juices off the salad before serving, or use a slotted spoon.

FABULOUS 4 BEAN SALAD – ARCAMAX

INGREDIENTS
1          16 oz can wax beans
1          16 oz can kidney beans
1          16 oz can chickpea
1          16 oz can green bean
1          Red bell pepper
1          Green bell pepper
1          red onion
2          Tbsp soy sauce
¾         Cup sugar
1          Ground ginger
½         cup apple cider vinegar
½         cup vegetable oil

DIRECTIONS
1.         Drain and rinse canned ingredients.
2.         Chop peppers and onion.
3.         Put all the ingredients other than vinegar and oil into a mixing bowl and stir.
4.         Then add vinegar and oil and toss lightly.
5.         Refrigerate overnight to let the flavors mix together.
Tip:  Pour excessive juices off the salad before serving.

Bean Pottage

  • Pound of carrots, peeled, sliced
  • 2 cups mixed beans
  • 1 cup dried peas/lentils
    • (or use a bag of 15 bean soup mix)
  • Bay leaf
  • Celery salt
  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 large onion
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup rice/barley
  • More water
  • Salt
  1. Overnight in a 6 quart crockpot ingredients through the water.
  2. Check in the morning and stir. How thick is it? Depending on how thick you like it (soup to sliceable pottage) add up to 1 1/2 cup of mixed rice & barley.
  3. 3 hours before serving, add one chopped onion and minced garlic.
  4. Stir and check for desired thickness, you can add up to 1 quart water.
  5. Salt to taste.
  6. Will “hold” in crockpot for 3-6 hours. Beyond that it tends to “mush”.

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motif Silliness SmilieSilliness – Bumper Snickers – Ever stop to think and forget to start again?

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