Bright sunshine is pouring down outside. It’s 65F, now, but last night it was flat-out cold. 43F. There’s very little wind, except in Seal Rock where it’s running at 13mph. There’s almost no chance of rain in the forecast for the next 10 days, time to finish outdoor stuff.
Yesterday started quietly, but went a little crazy! Tempus ran over to the PO and brought back a pile of things that had to be checked in, then a crystal supplier came in and I thought he was the apple guy and tried to pay him, but we got it sorted out. I felt kinda dumb.
…but we have lots and lots of *pretty* new stuff! Keychains, geodettes, obelisks, some high-quality clusters and lots of new fossilized wood slabs. Wait’ll you see those, omgs….. One tree fern fossil is up in the corner of the display with a lovely kyanite specimen… and there’s more than that! That ate the afternoon.
We did get the apples mid-afternoon and they’re delicious; organic, heirloom apples from 100-year-old trees. How awesome is that? Where but in a small place like Waldport would those be available delivered? We chopped one up and ate it, gave a few to Loryea and Toni and still have a whole boxful, that will probably become applesauce or pie filling.
By late afternoon I was pretty wiped from concentrating so hard, tried to go get a nap and whalloped my foot on the table, which meant that I hurt enough that a nap wasn’t-a-gonna happen. I did a little writing and Tempus was shifting the shelf unit.
Class was good. Tempus worked on getting things into those shelves, then made a loaf of bread that we had some of, while it was still warm and then we headed home.
Today is a chore day and then we have the paper route tonight. I’m not intending to be at the shop until late afternoon at the earliest, but I’ll be there until Tempus picks me up.
Oschophoria, ancient Greece – The Bearing of Green Branches to commemorate Theseus’s return – The Oschophoria was a festival in Attica, according to some writers celebrated in honour of the deities Athena and Dionysus, according to others Dionysus and Ariadne. Said to have been instituted by the god Theseus, this was a vintage festival, its name derived from the word for a branch of a vine with grapes. More info here http://www.wilsonsalmanac.com/book/oct3.html The Wiki article is a stub: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oschophoria There’s an interesting article on the Greek calendar, though, here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyanepsion
Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis – Sea Dew – Obviously this plant grows well by the ocean! It is used for garden plantings, both as an ornament and for pest control. A lovely seasoning for food, it can also make a tasty tea. The oil is used to deter pesty bugs and to keep other oils from going rancid. Rosemary tops are used for making Hungary Water. Settles stomach. Steam clears the nose, especially when you have a cold or sinus problems – Masculine, Sun, Fire – to enhance protective and cleansing influences. Burn for powerful cleansing and purifying vibrations. Rids an area of negativity, especially
good before performing magic or if angry words have been spoken. Use an infusion (pour boiling water over) to wash before rituals, especially those of healing. Simmer in water to drive off lingering resentments and freshen the psychic atmosphere. Make a small flat bag of purple cloth and place beneath your pillow to drive off nightmares and promote healing sleep. Place leaves in a small green cloth amulet and wear or keep in your breast pocket to aid healing. To dispel depression bind leaves in a piece of real linen and wrap around your right arm. For more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosemary
The shop is open 11-7pm 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 email@example.com 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 10/5 at 11:40am. 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 10/3 at 11:40pm. Full Moon – The day of the day before and day after the true Full Moon. “And better it be when the moon is full!”! Prime time for rituals for prophecy, for spells to come to fruition, infusing health and wholeness, etc. A good time for invoking deity. FRUITION Manifesting goals, nurturing, passion, healing, strength, power. Workings on this day are for protection, divination. “extra power”, job hunting, healing serious conditions Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams. God/dess Aspect: Mother/Abundance/Kingship – – Associated God/desses: Danu, Cerridwen, Gaia, Aphrodite, Isis, Jupiter, Amon-Ra. Phase ends on 10/6 at 11:40pm.
Can you still spot Antares twinkling to the lower right of Saturn this week? They’re 14° apart, almost a fist and a half at arm’s length.
<<< Vega is the brightest star very high in the west at nightfall. Arcturus, >>>>> equally bright, is getting low in the west-northwest. The brightest star in the vast expanse between them, about a third of the way from Arcturus up toward Vega, is Alphecca, magnitude 2.2 — the crown jewel of<<< Corona Borealis. Alphecca is a 17-day eclipsing binary, but its brightness dips are too slight for the eye to see reliably.
Whenever Mars appears anywhere near Venus, it seems to get scared and fade. That’s because Venus is never seen far from our line of sight to the Sun. henever Mars is anywhere near our line of sight to the Sun, it has to be on the far side of its orbit from us: about as far and faint as it gets.
Goddess Month of Mala runs from 9/6 – 10/2
Celtic Tree Month of Gort/Ivy, Sep 30 – Oct 27
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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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
Tu 3 Low 5:35 AM 0.5 7:17 AM Set 4:46 AM 89
~ 3 High 11:51 AM 7.1 6:53 PM Rise 6:14 PM
~ 3 Low 5:56 PM 1.4
~ 3 High 11:49 PM 7.3
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Listen to Old People!
~ Leaders honor their core values, but they are flexible in how they execute them. – Colin L. Powell
~ Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit. – Kahlil Gibran
~ Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.- Leo Buscaglia
~ Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe. – Georg Grey
While the bright radiant sun in centre glows,
The earth in annual motion round it goes;
At the same time on its own axis reels,
And gives us change of seasons as it wheels. –From the title page of the 1793 Almanac
Little Orphan Annie
Little Orphant Annie’s come to our house to stay,
An’ wash the cups an’ saucers up, an’ brush the crumbs away,
An’ shoo the chickens off the porch, an’ dust the hearth, an’ sweep,
An’ make the fire, an’ bake the bread, an’ earn her board-an-keep;
An’ all us other childern, when the supper-things is done,
We set around the kitchen fire an’ has the mostest fun,
A-listenin’ to the witch-tales ‘at Annie tells about,
An’ the Gobble-uns ‘at gits you
Ef you Don’t Watch Out!
Wunst they wuz a little boy wouldn’t say his prayers, –
An’ when he went to bed at night, away up-stairs,
His Mammy heerd him holler, an’ his Daddy heerd him bawl,
An’ when they turn’t the kivvers down, he wuzn’t there at all!
An’ they seeked him in the rafter-room, an’ cubby-hole, an’ press,
An seeked him up the chimbly-flue, an’ ever’-wheres, I guess;
But all they ever found wuz thist his pants an’ roundabout: –
An’ the Gobble-uns ‘ll git you
Ef you Don’t Watch Out!
An’ one time a little girl ‘ud allus laugh an’ grin,
An’ make fun of ever’ one, an’ all her blood-an’-kin;
An’ wunst, when they was “company,” an’ ole folks wuz there,
She mocked ’em an’ shocked ’em, an’ said she didn’t care!
An’ thist as she kicked her heels, an’ turn’t to run an’ hide,
They wuz two great big Black Things a-standin’ by her side,
An’ they snatched her through the ceilin’ ‘for she knowed what she’s
An’ the Gobble-uns ‘ll git you
Ef you Don’t Watch Out!
An’ little Orphant Annie says, when the blaze is blue,
An’ the lamp-wick sputters, an’ the wind goes woo-oo!
An’ you hear the crickets quit, an’ the moon is gray,
An’ the lightnin’bugs in dew is all squenched away, –
You better mind yer parunts, an’ yer teachurs fond an’ dear,
An’ cherish them ‘at loves you, an’ dry the orphant’s tear,
An’ he’p the pore an’ needy ones ‘at clusters all about,
Er the Gobble-uns ‘ll git you
Ef you Don’t Watch Out! – James Whitcomb Riley