Daily Stuff 9-10-20 Asclepigenia

Hi, folks!

Featured photo by girlinwaterphotography. We’re not going to open today because of the air quality, but likely will tomorrow. The shop is open, limited hours, 1-5pm, Thursday through Monday.

On the Alsea in the smoke. – Photo by Bill Hounsell 9-9-20 Used with permission

It’s foggy. There’s still a smoke smell, but it’s quiet. 52F, winds are calm, AQI250 (more on that below), UV4. 10% chance of rain today and tonight. AIR QUALITY ALERT until noon Thursday. It should be sunny today and the winds are from the south, at the moment, and should start coming from the ocean mid-day. The temps are back to normal and the chance of first cloud and then rain is climbing day by day through the weekend. We’ve survived, so far. I finally realized that the AQI that we’re getting is from Eugene, not really helpful for out here. I’m still hunting a reliable AQI meter.

I had a hell of a time sleeping. Probably got 5 hours all told and then drooped rather than sitting. Lots of smoke still. We were in the shop by 5pm. Good filters! …and plants needed watered, badly… …and then before dark the humidity started to climb, the temperature dropped and the winds shifted to the south. Still unhealthy levels of smoke, but 250 is better than 500+!

Right now I’m worried about Fawkes. We’ve heard nothing from him since before this mess started and he’s in the “Go Now!” evac area…. Sash got panicky when he started hearing about evacuations and all, and then he couldn’t reach me on the computer or the phone because I was asleep! Well, we sorted it out before evening and I contacted the rest of the kids so they wouldn’t worry. …and the conspiracy theories started crawling out of the woodwork, especially since there was evidence of arson in a few cases. <sigh> Looney-tunes is looney-tunes, no need to look very much farther.

Tempus and I spent much of the evening catching up on mail and unread articles or unwatched videos. He’d been told that there were no papers coming, so we going to be home all night.

We decided to keep the shop closed today. We’ll catch up on sleep and then come do chores if the smoke clears enough.

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

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 9/17 at 4am. Waning Gibbous Moon Best time for draining the energy behind illness, habits or addictions. Magicks of this sort, started now, should be ended before the phase change to the New Moon. – Associated God/dess: Hera/Hero, Cybele, Zeus the Conqueror, Mars/Martius, Anansi, Prometheus. Phase ends at the Quarter on 9/10 at 2:26am PDT. Waning Crescent MoonBest time for beginning introspective magicks that are more long term (full year cycle) A good time for beginning knot magicks to “bind up” addictions and illness (finish just before the Tide Change of Dark to New) and “tying up loose ends” God/dess aspects – Demeter weeping for her Daughter, Mabon, Arachne Tyr. Phase ends on 9/12 at 4pm. 

Last Quarter Moon occurs at 5:26 A.M. EDT. You can observe our satellite early this morning, rising in the east in Taurus the Bull. Look to the Moon’s upper right to find the bright, golden-hued star Aldebaran, or straight above it to see the Pleiades star cluster, also known as M45.

Waning gibbous Moon

One of the easiest features to spot during this phase is the large, bright crater Copernicus. Nearly 58 miles (93 km) across, this feature is relatively young — astronomers think it is less than one billion years old. Material flung out from its creation is still easily visible as bright rays streaking outward from the central crater. Above Copernicus is Mare Imbrium, or the Sea of Rains. The curved line of the Apennine Mountains, which lies southeast of Imbrium, is disappearing into the darkness of the terminator separating lunar night and day. These peaks are some of the Moon’s tallest.
The wide W pattern of Cassiopeia is tilting up in the northeast these nights. Look below the W’s last segment, the one on the lower left, by a little farther than the segment’s length. Can you see an enhanced little spot of the Milky Way’s glow here? Binoculars will show it to be the Perseus Double Cluster — even through a fair amount of light pollution.

Jupiter on August 23rd, imaged by Christopher Go at 11:28 UT. South here is up. Note the dark “eyeliner” that now outlines the north side of the Red Spot Hollow; the broad, bluish festoon bases along the south edge of the reddish, chaotic North Equatorial Belt, and the large “white whale” of an upwelling outbreak stemming from the edge of the North Temperate Belt.

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot should transit around 9:27 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
Neptune (magnitude 7.8, in Aquarius) is higher in the south-southeast by that time. Finder charts for Uranus and Neptune.

Old Farmer’s Almanac September Sky Maphttps://www.almanac.com/night-sky-map-september-pegasus-measuring-sky
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 Gemini
Jupiter (9/12), Saturn (9/29), Pluto (10/4), Mars (11/13), Neptune (11/28), Chiron (12/12) Uranus (1/14/21) Retrograde

Color: Green

Harvest 9/9-10

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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
Th  10      Low  12:53 AM     1.2   6:50 AM     Set  3:11 PM      56
~    10     High   7:25 AM     4.9   7:35 PM
~    10      Low  12:18 PM     3.5
~    10     High   6:30 PM     6.5


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Real kindness seeks no return.


Journal Prompt – What does this quote say to you? – “People don’t get along because they fear each other. People fear each other because they don’t know each other. They don’t know each other because they have not properly communicated with each other.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.



~   Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. – Mother Teresa
~   Kamal Khan: You seem to have this nasty habit of surviving. – Bond: Well, you know what they say about the fittest. – From the James Bond novel, Octopussy, 1983
~   Last year, I joined campaigners seeking to erect a memorial to the Diggers on St George’s Hill. We occupied a small corner of the estate and started negotiating to plant a stone close to the site on which the Diggers built their village. We stayed for a month, before being injuncted, with the memorial, off the property. – George Monbiot; ibid
~   Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest of all your life. – Robert Southey; ‘The Doctor’

On September 10 [2001], half the world was already living, if one can call it that, on less than $2 a day, with a fifth surviving on half of that. Thirty thousand children were already dying needless deaths daily. Inequality is exploding both within and among nations, and perhaps contrary to the poor of the nineteenth century, today’s poor know they are poor. The plausible fantasies of Western television constantly remind them of their own failure to capture the material rewards of modernity. – Susan George


Mabon Magick – Crafts

DIY FALL WHEAT SHEAF WREATH – http://julieblanner.com/diy-fall-wheat-sheave-wreath/#_a5y_p=2417680

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 StewartWeddings a few years ago.


Time: 10 minutes

Anja’s Note – Using the same directions, but cutting bundles where the stems are cut to 4 inches long you can bind wheat to a wreath frame 2-5 stems at a time, overlapping, and make an actual wreath for the door or to lie flat on a table for a centerpiece. The latter goes well with prosperity pumpkins or pumpkin candles.

Julie Blanner is the voice behind the stylish lifestyle blog filled with do-it-yourself inspiration for effortless entertaining, home design and thoughtful gift-giving.


Silliness – The Jury

A prosecuting attorney just could not believe that a jury had found the defendant not guilty.
Astonished, he asked the jury foreman, “How could you possibly have found this man innocent?”
The foreman replied, “Insanity.”
The perplexed prosecutor asked, “All twelve of you?”

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