Daily Stuff 9-10-18 Asclepigenia

Hi, folks!

Featured photo by Jamie Marie. Minus Tide at 7:38 AM of -1.0 feet.

I had a leisurely morning while folks went off on errands and to church, getting to spend some time chatting with Eileen’s son who is quite an intelligent young man. I read a bit, bathed, got myself put together and then we headed for the site. It was as crazy busy as Saturday and stayed pretty steady right until the cannons went off.

I had fun talking with people and seeing how others interacted with the displays. Antonia was right next to me display her painting and scribal work. It was great to actually see a collection of her work, too, since it’s usually one piece at a time, and the demo of how she preps the inks/paints was *great*. I had fun watching when I had a free 30 seconds. 🙂

Antonia made a comment later about things that appeal to folks who are “homozygous for the nerd gene”. <giggling> I gotta remember that phrase!

Alan the Bowyer got my linden log quartered during the day, bless him! …and he also gifted me with one of the beautiful Mary Rose thread winder/needlecases that he does. I’ve been drooling over these for a couple of years, already. They’re *great*!

I did get one short break where I drooled over some pottery. I really want a couple of the blue Make Mine Pottery mugs, and she has a lovely spouted bowl in the same color. <sigh>

At one point I was talking about my crazy hobbies and mentioned the fig sap rennet cheese to a ‘dane. He was fascinated and left with some instructions on where to find more info and how to do a scalded milk cheese. 🙂 Before we were done talking a couple more people joined the conversation and I went through a lot of the same information, and then a few more…. for an hour I talked cheese. Wow! …and not a darned piece in the display. I have to figure out how to do this one, now. 🙂

During the quieter interludes I was watching what folks looked at. Everything we had drew attention, but when Antonia was there, a lot more was on the ink/paint prep, so that’s a fantastic active demonstration. There was one little guy who fell in love with Antonia’s painting of the guy carrying a castle. He told the parental unit with him, with his eyes very wide and in awed tones. “He’s is pretty-es!” Couldn’t have been more than 3 1/2 years old, and a scribe in the making? 🙂

As soon as it turned 6pm most of us dumped the heavier Renn garb and got back into t’s and jeans or light skirts. That was a *huge* relief! 4 layers of non-light fabric heavily gathered? It was too hot for that.

…and displays were being pulled down pretty quickly. I think I was packed down within 3/4 of an hour and consolidating for another 1/4 in between rest breaks. I got myself some more food (and I actually got breakfast and lunch and an afternoon snack this day), sat down and ate and re-hydrated while others were pulling tablecloths and tapestries, then went back and packed down the food, found suitcase and comp bag and pulled them out and so on. Right after that, they were getting ready to drop the A&S pavilion and the others herced the stuff that I had in the display to the path, dropped the tables and ditto and within another 5 minutes Loren was pulling up in the car!

So I sat and kept track and found things while he packed the car and everyone else was dropping the pavilions, pulling stakes and the like. We were ready to go not too long after sunset, said our farewells and hit the road.

We got to rt 20 before full dark and talked over our weekends all the way home. We stopped to grab a late snack, then hit the shop and unpacked, going home yawningly at nearly midnight.

…and then I get home to find that a couple were swept off the rocks in Depoe Bay and found dead, later. 😦 Mama Ocean does walk off with people. I wish people understood that, better.

Today has been kinda nuts. I’ll write about today in tomorrow’s newsletter. Here I am putting today’s out at 8pm! Gleep!

Photo by Jamie Marie from Yachats. Aren’t these anemones amazing? Please credit Jamie Jager @girlinwaterphotography Tempus says that the regularity of the critters is due to “geometric hexagonal close-order packin”. What a mouthful!

60px-Rod_of_Asclepius2.svgToday is the Feast is that of Asclepigenia.  Asclepigenia (Ἀσκληπιγένεια; fl. 430 AD) was an Athenian philosopher and mystic whose life is known from an account in Marinus’ Life of Proclus. Her father, Plutarch of Athens was head of the Neoplatonist school at Athens, and instructed Asclepigenia and her brother Hierius in the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle.To Asclepigenia alone, though, he passed on the Chaldean mysticism and theurgy that had been taught to him by his father Nestorius. Following her father’s death, Asclepigenia continued in her profession; her most famous student was Proclus, whom she initiated into the arcane rituals of theurgy.  More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asclepigenia and about her most famous student: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proclus

plant pic geum

Today’s Plant is the Large-Leaved AvensGeum macrophyllum. They’re a beautiful plant in the woods and garden and a food for many butterflies.-Masculine, Jupiter, Fire – These plants are used in exorcism mixes, whether incense, amulet or “sprinkle” and for purification, as the live plants can chase nasty influences. If you hate having traveling salesmen or evangelists at your door, plant these along with mint by the pathways. North American species are used in love blends, too. More:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geum_macrophyllum More on the family athttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geum

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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 9/24 at 7:52pm. New Moon – The beginning of a new cycle. Keywords for the New phase are: beginning, birth, emergence, projection, clarity. It is the time in a cycle that you are stimulated to take a new action. During this phase the new cycle is being seeded by your vision, inner and outer. Engage in physical activity. Spend time alone. VISUALIZE your goals for the 29.6-day cycle ahead. The new moon is for starting new ventures, new beginnings. Also love and romance, health or job hunting. God/dess aspect: Infancy, the Cosmic Egg, Eyes-Wide-Open – Associated God/dess: Inanna who was Ereshkigal. Phase ends at 11:01pm on 9/10. Diana’s BowOn the 3rd day after the new moon you can (weather permitting) see the tiny crescent in the sky, the New Moon holding the Old Moon in her arms. Begin on your goals for the next month. A good time for job interviews or starting a project. Take a concrete step! God/dess aspect: Daughter/Son/Innocence – Associated God/dess: Vesta, Horus. Phase ends on 9/13 at 11:01pm. 

As dawn brightens on Saturday morning the 8th, the waning crescent Moon points down to Mercury. Binoculars help; the visibility of faint objects low in bright twilight is exaggerated here.

Milky Way arching over Mogollon rim in Coconino National Forest just after 9 pm on July 26 2017

Before the Moon comes back into the evening sky later this week, make the most of observing the Milky Way in however dark a sky you have. When Deneb crosses your zenith in mid-evening, you know the Milky Way does too — running straight up from the southwest horizon and straight down to the northeast horizon.
Saturn appears nearly due south and at its highest altitude as darkness falls this week. The ringed planet shines at magnitude 0.4, more than a full magnitude brighter than any of the background stars in its host constellation, Sagittarius. If you own a telescope, there’s no better target than Saturn. Even the smallest instrument shows Saturn’s 17″-diameter disk surrounded by a dramatic ring system that spans 39″ and tilts 27° to our line of sight.
 is easy in binoculars at magnitude 5.7 near the Aries-Pisces border — if you have a finder chart and know the constellations well enough to use it. By late evening it’s well up in the east. Finder charts for Uranus and Neptune, or see the September Sky & Telescope, page 48.

Old Farmer’s Almanac Sky Map for September 2018 – https://www.almanac.com/content/sky-map-star-chart-september-2018
Goddess Month of Mala runs from 9/6 – 10/2
Celtic Tree Month of Muin/Vine  Sep 2 – 29 

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 Runic half-month of Kenaz/Ken/Kebo – September 13-27 – Ken represents a flaming torch within the royal hall, so it’s the time of the creative fire – the forge where natural materials are transmuted by the force of the human will into a mystical third, an artifact that could not otherwise come into being. The positive aspects of sexuality that are immanent in Freya and Frey come into play at this time. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, p. 102 

Sun in Virgo
Moon in Virgo enters Libra at 8:20am.
Pluto (9/30), Neptune (11/24), Chiron (12/8), Uranus (1/6/19) Retrograde
Color – Lavendar

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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).

Muin – Vine Ogam letter correspondences
Month: August
Color: Variegated
Class: Chieftain
Letter: M
Meaning: Inner development occurring, but take time for relaxation

to study this month – Koad – Grove – Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Many Shades of Green
Class: None
Letter: CH, KH, EA
Meaning: Wisdom gained by seeing past illusions.


Tides for Alsea Bay

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~            /Low      Time    Feet     Sunset                                    Visible
M   10     High   1:07 AM     8.4   6:50 AM    Rise  7:48 AM      0
~    10      Low   7:38 AM    -1.0   7:36 PM     Set  8:34 PM
~    10     High   1:52 PM     8.0
~    10      Low   7:58 PM     0.3


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Your intellect follows your sight. Your mind runs behind.


Journal Prompt – Where? – Where would you prefer to be right now—mountains, desert, beach—and why?



~  There was no aloofness or coldness in approaching him, no barriers to break down as with most Englishmen; his twinkling eyes were like those of a mischievous boy. – Margaret Sanger, American feminist, on her former lover, HG Wells
~  A woman watches her body uneasily, as though it were an unreliable ally in the battle for love.  – Leonard Cohen
~  I’m just a jobbing writer, really. – Fay Weldon
~  His great unfortunateness was in his greatest blessing; for of four sons which he had by his Queen Eleanor, three of them died in his own lifetime, who were worthy to have outlived him; and the fourth outlived him, who was worthy never to have been born. – Sir Richard Baker, in reference to Edward I in A Chronicle of the Kings of England, making a strong indictment against Edward II, who was murdered on September 21, 1327

Here and yonder, high and low,
Goldenrod and sunflowers glow. – Robert Kelley Weeks (1840–86)



I’m finally getting there-decorating our home for my favorite season, Fall.  It also happens to be the busiest time of the year for me-wedding season!  I gravitate toward natural wreaths.  They’re beautiful, simple and can surprisingly be used year after year with care.  Over the weekend, we traveled outside of the city to the pumpkin patch.  Of course Kansas, is covered in wheat.  I wanted to integrate it’s beauty and simplicity in our home. I wanted to create a wheat sheaf wreath, similar to a centerpiece I saw on Martha Stewart Weddings a few years ago.

Time: 10 minutes

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Silliness – So cheesy!

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