Mostly cloudy and damp. Lots of puddles. 57F, wind at 0-2mph and gusting, AQI17-33, UV4. 20% chance of rain today and 10% tonight. We’re under a SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY until 11am for wave action. It’s supposed to be foggy until around 10am and then the clouds will start clearing out. Only start…. After today we have several sunny days coming. We probably won’t see clouds again until next Saturday!
Yesterday I was up early and after doing mail, decided to finish a book that I’m reading about Anne Boleyn before working on other things. My knee was giving me whatfor from the weather change so I didn’t want to be wandering around on it, yet. Eventually I managed to get the dehydrator going on the tomatoes then came back to my desk and did paperwork before starting some writing. Eventually, I woke Tempus and we got the shop open.
Weather changes kick up my arthritis and I was having some “fun” yesterday. Hands didn’t like cutting up tomatoes. Elbow complaining when I was typing. <sigh> Tempus and I got stuff together and he took off for Newport. The shop was quiet all day. No customers. In between rain showers I did a little harvesting of the herbs, tended the dehydrator, watered plants, did a little hand-sewing and read.
Tempus got his errands run, but it took awhile, then he pulled out the shopping list and started on that, which took even longer. I closed up at 7 and got myself some supper and he was back not long after that and got the food put away. I got the tomatoes out of the dehydrator, but the lemon slices needed more time.
He headed out on the paper route right around 2. I’ve been reading. I keep getting caught up in this book… Anyway, it’s Cruzin’ for Crab weekend, so I have a bread bowl of crab chowder waiting for me and Tempus is going to be to go prowl cars. 🙂 I’m also hoping he can sort out the plant pots that are scattered around the area by the glass shelves. If he can get them put away that will solve one big problem. We’ll be open on time, maybe ahead of time, if we can.
Today is the anniversary of the day in 70CE when Jerusalem fell to Roman forces during the “Great Revolt”. The inhabitants were starving and had been for months, while the besieging armies crucified those who were trying to escape, sometimes 500 in a day where the folks inside the city could see them. The walls were razed and the city burned to the ground. Some information can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Jewish%E2%80%93Roman_War#Fall_of_Jerusalem
Today’s Plant is the Early Blue Violet, Viola adunca – Violet leaves contain more vitamin A than spinach, and a half-cup of leaves has more vitamin C than four oranges, but rhizomes, fruits and seeds are poisonous. Other common names include the hooked-spur violet, Cascade violet, sand violet and the western dog violet. Found on Wiki here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viola_adunca or here:http://blogs.evergreen.edu/sustainableprisons/blog/2012/01/12/spp-plant-profile-early-blue-violet-viola-adunca/ Feminine, Venus, Water – Protects against malevolent spirits, brings changes in luck & fortune, wear to help with headaches, dizziness and to bring calm and sleep, wear in a green sachet to heal wounds.
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 10/1 at 2:05pm. 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 9/30 at 2:05am.
Now the waxing gibbous Moon shines inside the dim, boat-shaped star pattern of Capricornus, left of Saturn and Jupiter. Look to the Moon’s lower left a little farther to spot Fomalhaut, the Autumn Star, slowly gaining altitude now that autumn is here.
Tonight is International Observe the Moon Night. Click over to NASA’s official page at http://moon.nasa.gov/observe for more information about the event and how you can participate simply by stepping outside and looking up. With our satellite a well-lit waxing gibbous today, much of its terrain will be on display, as well as many of the Apollo landing sites. Several maria, or seas, appear as dark splotches against the brighter surrounding terrain. These darker areas never held water but are instead ancient lava flows, left over from when our Moon was much younger. Their relatively smooth floors made them ideal targets for manned landings. Easily visible tonight are Mare Serenitas, Mare Tranquillitatis, Mare Crisium, Mare Fecunditatis, and Mare Nectaris. Just peeking out from the terminator is Mare Imbrium, bordered by the rugged Apennine mountains, named after the mountain range in Italy.
Today also marks the world premiere of the immersive, 360° planetarium show Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discoveries. The show will take you beneath the dark skies of Chile to travel behind the scenes of some of the world’s cutting-edge astronomical observatories. Viewers will explore the amazing instruments humanity has built to study the cosmos and take a peek at the stunning discoveries they’ve made.
You can catch the show at 5 P.M. and 7 P.M. PT on either the California Academy of Sciences YouTube channel or the Big Astronomy YouTube channel. There is a Spanish language showing at 2 P.M. PT. If you aren’t able to watch the show today, don’t worry — beginning September 30, Big Astronomy will run on both YouTube channels every Wednesday at 11:30 A.M. PT.
Mercury is still in a very low, poor apparition deep in the sunset. At least it’s fairly bright at magnitude 0.0 this week, so go ahead and try. Bring binoculars at least. About 15 minutes after sunset while twilight is still bright, scan for Mercury just above the west-southwest horizon. Good luck.
Old Farmer’s Almanac September Sky Map – https://www.almanac.com/night-sky-map-september-pegasus-measuring-sky
Goddess Month of Mala runs from 9/6 – 10/2
Goddess Month of Hathor runs from 10/3 – 10/30
Celtic Tree Month of Muin/Vine Sep 2 – 29
Celtic Tree Month of Gort/Ivy Sep 30 – Oct 27
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 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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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).
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
~ /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
Sa 26 Low 3:23 AM 0.2 7:09 AM Set 1:32 AM 67
~ 26 High 10:12 AM 6.2 7:05 PM Rise 5:15 PM
~ 26 Low 3:39 PM 3.2
~ 26 High 9:20 PM 7.0
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – I am a beautiful flower that is blossoming more and more each day.
~ Work with what arises in the moment, in the best way you can; if you are willing to preserve by rolling with the current, rather than resisting it, you will not only survive but you will succeed. By taking responsibility of the choices you make, the apparently unsurmountable can be conquered. – Tao Oracle
~ Bare is his back who has no brother. – Grettir’s Saga, c.82
~ Love is the vital essence that pervades and permeates, from the center to the circumference, the graduating circles of all thought and action. Love is the talisman of human weal and woe – the open sesame to every soul. – Elizabeth Stanton (1815-1902) US reformer
~ A man’s moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream. – William Faulkner (1897-1962) US writer
Now the beautiful business of summer is over,
Earth wraps herself in a bright, leaf-patterned shawl.
The hives cement the prodigal juice of the clover
And spendthrift gold is hoarded in bin and stall. – Jean S. Untermeyer (1886–1970)
Silliness – To Help You Smile – My friends gave me the nickname `Mr. Compromise`. It’s not my first choice.. but I’m ok with it.