Daily Stuff 9-14-18 Cornelius Agrippa

Hi, folks!

Featured photo by Larry Scott. We’re closing at 5pm both today and tomorrow.

Fog! My goodness! On the bridge you couldn’t see anything of town until we were past 1/2-way across! Back at the house it was quite clear at ground level and tangled in the trees, very much the same in town, but over the water of the bay…. well, we were surrounded by white light. 🙂 60F, wind at 3mph, now what happened that the AQI is up to 25?

Yesterday was long. For some darned reason both Tempus and I were cranky-tired. He ran up to storage with a load both at the beginning and the end of the day. I slogged on paperwork and sorting out photos and clipart from the newsletter. It’s gotten to the point where I’m having to go through and pull duplicates out of the online files because I keep messing up. <sigh>

We didn’t have a lot of people in shopping, just a few. It’s definitely turned to fall! The tourmalines lady was in and picked up her newest stone and placed an order with me for some other things.

Tempus flew out of here after the last storage run and was doing bulk drops at 10:30 and on the regular route at 12:30. I was doing more paperwork. Later I fell down a rabbit hole trying to find a recipe for using caper leaves for rennet.

At 4pm I was getting ready to be picked up. He was finishing the drops just north of the bridge. We had a good run, finishing up at 6:40 and heading back to the apartment for a couple of hours of sleep.

We’re back at the shop and Tempus is rolling things out for the day. I have to get packed and he has some errands to run in Newport and then when we close at 5pm he has to drive me to Eugene. It’s going to be a long day… and just like last weekend, I’m going to post tomorrow’s stuff without the note later today, then repost, probably Sunday morning.

Alsea Bay Bridge on 9-13-18 by Larry Scott

Heinrich_Cornelius_Agrippa00Today is the 529 anniversary of the birth of Cornelius Agrippa, author of De occulta philosophia libri tres, a seminal work of magic. There is more information about his life here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelius_Agrippa , his famous book here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_occulta_philosophia_libri_tres

Today’s plant is Field or Scouring Rush Horsetail  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_horsetail,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equisetum
plant herb Equisetum_arvense_frThe darned things are next to impossible to get rid of, although they’re fascinating in construction and growth habit. In Oregon they’re a noxious weed, since, while the plants have been used as a poverty food (early spring) they can be toxic to grazing animals and are dangerous to people who retain fluid, although the Romans used it both as a tea and a thickening powder. It can be used as a polish and a dye. Feminine, Saturn, Earth, This is best used in fertility mixtures, sachets, amulets, etc. Place in the bedroom for help in conception. Whistles made of horsetail stems are used in snake charming.

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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. 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 9/16 at 4:15pm. 

Watch the waxing Moon step eastward above Venus, Jupiter, and Antares. In twilight, catch the crescent Moon in the southwest with Jupiter to its lower right, as shown here. A line from the Moon through Jupiter points toward Venus, much lower.

Ursa Major, Ursa Minor
Copyright 1995 Jerry Lodriguss
24mm f.2 Nikkor working at f/3.5
20 minute exposure
hypered Kodak Royal Gold 400
3:17 am May 27, 1995
Massai Point, AZ

The constellations Ursa Major the Great Bear and Cassiopeia the Queen lie on opposite sides of the North Celestial Pole, so they pivot around the North Star (Polaris) throughout the course of the night and the year. In the first half of September, these two constellations appear equally high as darkness falls. You can find Ursa Major and its prominent asterism, the Big Dipper, about 30° above the northwestern horizon. Cassiopeia’s familiar W-shape, which currently lies on its side, appears the same height above the northeastern horizon. As the night progresses, Cassiopeia climbs above Polaris while the Big Dipper swings below it.
Jupiter (magnitude –1.9, in Libra) shines in the southwest in twilight, lower every week. In a telescope, Jupiter has shrunk to 34 arcseconds wide.

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 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 Scorpio enters Sagittarius at 5:45pm
Pluto (9/30), Neptune (11/24), Chiron (12/8), Uranus (1/6/19) Retrograde
Color – Coral

Planting 9/13-14

©2018 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright


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
F   14     High   4:32 AM     6.6   6:54 AM    Rise 12:27 PM      20
~    14      Low  10:25 AM     1.6   7:29 PM     Set 10:39 PM
~    14     High   4:31 PM     7.6
~    14      Low  11:16 PM     0.4


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Great Spirit sees and hears everything, and she never forgets.


Journal Prompt – Which? – Which person would you like to see more often than you do now?



~  It would please me best if, at the last, a marble stone shall record that this Queen having lived such and such a time, lived and died a virgin. – Queen Elizabeth I; to a Parliamentary delegation
~  Private beneficence is totally inadequate to deal with the vast numbers of the city’s disinherited. – Jane Addams
~  Colonia Cosme is a commonhold of English speaking whites, who accept among their principles, Life marriages, Teetotalism and the Colour Line. And who believe that communism is not merely expedient but is right. – William Lane; Cosme Monthly, September, 1896   Source
~  In times like these, it’s helpful to remember that there have always been times like these. – Paul Harvey, American radio broadcaster, born on September 4, 1918

Take the fruit I give you, says the bending tree;
Nothing but a burden is it all to me.
Lighten ye my branches, let them toss in air.
Only leave me freedom, next year’s load to bear. – Lucy Larcom (1824–93)


Mabon Magick – Crafts – How to Make a Wine Cork Pumpkin – Posted by Erika Pitera


Wondering what to do with all those spare corks you have hanging around? Why not make a pumpkin to celebrate fall? You only need about 30 minutes and a few supplies and the result is an adorable table decoration you can enjoy year after year.

What You’ll Need To Make A Wine Cork Pumpkin

  • Materials:
  • 25 recycled wine corks
  • Orange acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Hot glue gun
  • Craft knife
  • Green felt
  • Scissors
  • Jute twine


  1. Dilute the paint with a bit of water and paint both ends of all but one cork. Allow to dry.
  2. Arrange the corks in rows (4 on the bottom, then 5, then 6, then 5 and 4 on the top row) and hot glue them together. For best results, try to match up the corks so they’re the same length in each row.
  3. Take the one remaining cork and cut off part of it with the craft knife. Hot glue it on top as the stem.
  4. Cut leaf shapes from the green felt and hot glue them on around the “stem.”
  5. Tie a short length of twine around the stem to resemble the vine.
  6. Finished project measures approximately 5″H x 5″W x 1-3/4″D


Silliness – Teach your children

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