Daily Stuff 8-29-17 Ishi 

Hi, folks!

Finally the wedding page is done. You can find it here: http://wp.me/P2xgQ8-68H 

It’s overcast, foggy, even drizzly, with no wind, 85% humidity and 65F. Hello, Autumn!

We weren’t all that busy at the shop yesterday compared to what we’ve been. That’s not bad. It gave us a chance to catch up on a few things. Despite it, both Tempus and I were really tired and kinda draggy. It’s a good thing that it was our Friday, last day of our work week.

I managed to finally get the House Capuchin write-up down in the early afternoon. Leslie stopped by in the late afternoon and talked with Tempus about the route that she ran for him on Thursday. I was eating left-over fritters and doing paperwork about then.

Had a long chat with a customer about wildfires in the early evening while Tempus was working on a spoon. After she headed home I went back to newsletter things and Tempus got supper. We had an odd one in later, asking if we carried chai tea and some other odd questions.

I got to working again on the wedding write-up and after supper Tempus closed us up and we headed home. I didn’t sleep all that well, woke from a dream that I was directing a play and I couldn’t even get everyone into the same room!

Well, I’m awake now, sortof. Tempus is making coffee and that will help.

We have berry picking to do this morning, then chores and watering the gardens. I’m hoping he’s going to fix the box garden supports. We’ll head for the shop later, and catch up on chores there. This evening is the paper run. Oughta be good.


Ishi feastIshi was a Yahi from Central California, the last survivor of his tribe. After everyone else died or was killed he lived on his own for several years, finally emerging to live in a museum for the rest of his life, dying of TB in 1916. He taught people at the museum a lot of the techniques of weapon-making and various implements, particularly those in knapped flint, as well as making numerous recordings on wax cylinders of his native language. People are realizing that he was not of pure Yahi ancestry, that the surviving members of the tribes probably intermarried as the population dwindled. There’s a good bio on this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishi

plant coast willow Salix_hookeriana_USFWSToday’s Plant is the Coast WillowSalix hookeriana. I’ve been mistaking it for pussy willow ever since I moved out here! Pussy Willows are a subset of the willows which also include osiers (think “wicker” for their uses). They’re all Saliciae from which, salicylic acid, the medicine Aspirin, was derived. Willow magick is Feminine, Moon and Water. Willow wands can be used for healing, to sleep with for more vivid dreams, Drawing Down the Moon, or for protection in underworld journeying.  The Willow will bring the blessings of the Moon upon those who plant it or have it on their property. Willows can be used to bind together witch’s brooms and a forked willow branch is widely used in water witching and dowsing. New Moon magick, creativity, fertility, female rights of passage, inspiration, emotion, binding. Love, Love divination, protection, healing. It is also known as the tree of immortality because of its ability to re grow from a fallen branch in moist ground. These properties apply to all forms of willow, but the Coast Willow has the properties of endurance, tolerance and stubbornness as well. There’s more info here:http://en.wikipedia.org

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,


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 9/6 at 12:03am.  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 8/29 at 1:13am. Waxing Gibbous Moon – From seven to fourteen days after the new moon. For spells that need concentrated work over a ¼ moon cycle this is the best time for constructive workings. Aim to do the last working on the day of the Full moon, before the turn. Keywords for the Gibbous phase are: analyze, prepare, trust. It is the time in a cycle to process the results of the actions taken during the First Quarter. During this phase you are gathering information. Give up making judgments; it will only lead to worry. Your knowledge is incomplete. Laugh. Analyze and filter. LOOK WITHIN. God/dess aspect: Maiden/Youth, but in the uncommitted phase, the Warriors – Associated God/desses: Dion, Dionysius, Venus, Thor. Phase ends at the Full on 9/4 at 12:03pm. 

Waxing further, the Moon passes over Scorpius and Saturn. First-quarter Moon (exact at 4:13 a.m. EDT on this date). By evening, can you see that the Moon is just a trace more than half lit? After dark it forms a triangle with Saturn to its left and Antares a greater distance below it.
Mars (magnitude +1.8) is also faint and very deep in the sunrise.

Goddess Month of Hesperus runs from 8/9 – 9/5
Celtic Tree Month of Coll/Hazel, Aug 5 – Sep 1
Celtic Tree Month of Muin/Vine, Sep 2 – 29
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. Runic half-month of Raidho/Rad 8/29-9/12 – Denotes the channeling of energies in the correct manner to produce the desired results. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, p. 102

Sun in Virgo
Moon in Sagittarius
Mercury (9/5), Pluto (9/28), Neptune (11/22), Chiron (12/5), Uranus (1/2/18)  Retrograde
Color – Red


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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.


Waves tide

Tides for Alsea Bay

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~            /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                                     Visible
Tu  29      Low   1:00 AM     1.2   6:36 AM    Rise  2:44 PM      45
~    29     High   7:13 AM     5.0   7:57 PM
~    29      Low  12:42 PM     2.8
~    29     High   6:54 PM     6.5


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Children are like wet cement, whatever falls on them makes an impression that lasts…..


Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – What is? – What would be your perfect day?



~  Your body is a reflection of the divinity with which you are connected. – Kerr Cuhulain (I need to get my divinity to the gym. 😀 – Giancarlo Paniccia)
~  A play is made by sensing how the forces in life simulate ignorance-you set free the concealed irony, the deadly joke. – Arthur Miller (1915-2005) US playwright
~  All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary. – Sally Ride
~  Anything is possible, but only a few things actually happen. – R. Rosen

There were four apples on the bough,
Half gold half red, that one might know
The blood was ripe inside the core;
The colour of the leaves was more
Like stems of yellow corn that grow
Through all the gold June meadow’s floor. – Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909)


Mabon Magick – Prayers

Prayer for Mabon – Author Unknown

As autumn returns to earth’s northern hemisphere,
and day and night are briefly,
but perfectly,
balanced at the equinox,
may we remember anew how fragile life is —-
human life, surely,
but also the lives of all other creatures,
trees and plants,
waters and winds.

May we make wise choices in how and what we harvest,
may earth’s weather turn kinder,
may there be enough food for all creatures,
may the diminishing light in our daytime skies
be met by an increasing compassion and tolerance
in our hearts.


Goddesses of Peace…
Pax, Mary, Quan Yin, Tara
Gaia, Mother of the Earth,
We call upon you with respect.

Mothers of Compassion,
Mothers of Peace and Mercy,
We ask for your wise counsel.
Please help us not to give in

To the everyday stresses
And resentments that assail us.
Help us connect with your Light
And the love and grace you bring.

Blessed Mothers, we thank you
For the nurturing and blessings
That you pour out upon us every day;
Grant that our lives also be a blessing. – © September 17, 2008, Beth Clare Johnson (Mystic Amazon)


motif Silliness SmilieSilliness – Quick Ones — A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, “I’ll serve you, but don’t start anything.”

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