Daily Stuff 9-30-20 Meditrinalia

Hi, folks!

Featured photo by Anja. The shop is closed today but open 1-7pm, Thursday through Monday.

Partly cloudy and rather smokey. 55F, wind at 0-3mph , AQI34-104, UV4. 10% chance of rain today and 20% tonight. It should stay partly cloudy all day and not much wind, but it’s due to switch to westerly in the early afternoon which will get the smoke off us with any luck. It looks like partly cloudy with highs in the mid-60’s almost out to the end of the 10 day, but with the chance of rain climbing at that point.

Yesterday it was much cooler in the shop than outside, so we kept the doors shut. I had been working on embroidery patterns until Tempus got up, 2-ish. He got us coffee and then headed for the PO. Why this one supplier has decided to ship by UPS, but have them deliver to the PO, I have no clue.

Smoke started showing up late in the afternoon and by sunset it was pretty obvious. It’s coming up from California. We closed up the doors and got the air purifiers going. Here we go again….

Today we have a lot of home chores to do, but it’s going to depend on how warm it is and how smokey as to how much gets done. The outdoor plants are getting desperate for water again and I have some work to do on the ones indoors.

Photo by me from 9/16/14. This was taken in the Hackleman Old Growth Forest along Rt. 20 on the way to Sisters.

motif food wineMeditrina was a Roman goddess who seems to have been a late Roman invention to account for the origin of Meditrinalia. The earliest account of associating the Meditrinalia with such a goddess was by 2nd century grammarian Sextus Pompeius Festus, on the basis of which she is asserted by modern sources to be the Roman goddess of health, longevity and wine, with an etymological meaning of “healer” suggested by some. This was pretty common in the late Roman Empire, where natural forces and celebrations were made into god/desses. Wikipedia says the Meditrinalia (in honor of the new wine and an obscure goddess of medicine) is on 10/11, but Nigel Pennick has it as today. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meditrinalia

plant pic coltsfoot herb Petasites_frigidus_1030ColtsfootToday’s Plant is ColtsfootPetasites frigidus var. palmatus. One of the best cough remedies out there, this is often smoked to help cases of chronic bronchitis and asthma. It is also made into cough syrups often combined with horehound. This is another plant where the medicinal and magickal uses seem to go together. Feminine, Venus, water – Add to love sachets and use in spell of peace and tranquility. The leaves, when smoked, can cause visions, and aid with breathing problems. .More here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petasites_frigidus

The shop is closed today but open 1-7pm, Thursday through Monday.(generally we’re open until dark). Need something? Give us a call at 541-563-7154 or Facebook or email at ancientlight@peak.org

Love & Light,
Anja

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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 MoonFrom 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. 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 10/3 at 2:05am. 

Bicolored pair – The stunning double star Albireo offers a two-toned treat high in the sky tonight. – ICM69 (Flickr)

With a nearly Full Moon tonight, many deep-sky objects are off limits. But it’s a great time to take in one of the summer sky’s most appealing double-star sights: Albireo (Beta [β] Cygni), the head of Cygnus the Swan. Still high overhead tonight, this pair of stars offers contrasting colors of gold and blue. The magnitude 3.1 and 5.1 pair has a separation of 34″, making the two stars easy to resolve in binoculars. Use a small scope (even 2 inches will do) to really bring out their vivid colors.

Though the Big Dipper is one of the most recognizable patterns in the sky, it is not officially a constellation, but rather an asterism.- Luis Evangelista

Arcturus shines ever lower in the west-northwest after dark. And far to its right, in the northwest, the Big Dipper is turning more level. Its bowl now receives the imaginary water dumped by the dim Little Dipper high above. The Big Dipper will dump it back to the little one in the evenings of spring.
Jupiter’s moons are having a busy week: Callisto’s shadow will begin creeping onto the planet’s disk around 9:04 P.M. EDT tonight. The shadow is so large that it takes roughly 10 minutes to fully slip onto the northeastern limb. Keep your eye on the gas giant overnight and you’ll also see tiny Io reappear from eclipse about 12:03 A.M. October 1. It should spring into view roughly 22″ from the Jupiter’s eastern limb.
Neptune (magnitude 7.8, in Aquarius) is higher in the south-southeast at that time. Neptune is 2.4 arcseconds wide, harder to resolve except in good seeing. 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
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 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

Sun in Virgo
Moon in Pisces enters Aries at 7:47pm.
Pluto (10/4), Mars (11/13), Neptune (11/28), Chiron (12/12) Uranus (1/14/21) Retrograde

Color: Brown

Planting 9/29-30

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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.

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).

Gort – Ivy Ogam letter correspondences
Month: September
Color: Sky Blue
Class: Chieftain
Letter: G
Meaning: Take time to soul search or you will maake a wrong decision.

to study this month Uilleand – Honeysuckle Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Yellow-white
Class: Peasant
Letter: P, PE, UI
Meaning: Proceed with caution.

Tides for Alsea Bay
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Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~           /Low      Time    Feet      Sunset                                  Visible
W   30     High  12:02 AM     7.2   7:14 AM     Set  5:50 AM      95
~    30       Low   6:31 AM     0.4   6:58 PM    Rise  7:02 PM
~    30     High  12:44 PM     7.2
~    30      Low   6:50 PM     1.2

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Affirmation/Thought for the Day – I believe that this greatness, can be found in anyone, if one looks with the right perspective and from one’s inner sanctum.

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Journal Prompt – What do you think? – When you close your eyes and think of where you want to live, what comes to the surface? Specifically, what do you want your space to look like? And what do you think that reflects about you?

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Quotes

~   Young men are fitter to invent than to judge, fitter for execution than for counsel, and fitter for new projects than for settled business. – Francis Bacon; Of Youth and Age
~   Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. – Mother Teresa
~   If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree. – Jim Rohn
~   We have to abandon the current idea that we are “rulers of the earth” and replace it with the idea that we are “stewards of the earth”. Kerr Cuhulain

The sun’s away,
And the bird estranged;
The wind has dropped,
And the sky’s deranged;
Summer has stopped. – Robert Browning (1812–89)

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Samhain Magick – Correspondences

Symbolism: Third Harvest, wisdom of the Crone, death of the God, reflection on our place in the Wheel of the Year, New Year, reincarnation, the dark mysteries, Rebirth after Death.
Foods: beef, pork and other meat dishes, cakes for the dead (soul cakes), pumpkin dishes cranberry/pumpkin muffins and breads, squash, beets, turnips

Drinks: Mead, apple cider, mulled cider, mulled wines, ale, herbal teas

Herbs: Angelica, burdock, catnip, pennyroyal, rosemary, rue, sunflower, sage, thyme, wild ginseng, tarragon, mugwort. Oak, Arborvitae (Yellow Cedar), Corn, Dittany of Crete, Fumitory, Hazel, Mullein, Nightshade, Sage, Wormwood, Gourds, Allspice, Catnip

Fruits – Apples, pomegranates, acorns, hazel and other nuts

Flowers: Calendula, chrysanthemum, cosmos, marigold.
Trees: Acacia, apple, cypress, hazel, hemlock, yew
Incenses and oils: Bay, cedar, clove, copal, coriander, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, heather, mugwort, myrrh, patchouli, peppermint, sage, sandalwood, vetiver, wormwood.
Colors: Black, brown, orange, red, Golden Yellow. Altar candles should be black, orange, white, silver and/or gold.

Stones: Amber, beryl, bloodstone, carnelian, clear quartz, diamond, garnet, gold, granite, hematite, jasper, jet, marble, obsidian, opal, pyrite, rose sapphire, ruby, sandstone, smoky quartz, steel, tourmaline, turquoise. all black gemstones, jet, obsidian, and onyx.

Animals: Stag, jackal, cat, bat, ram, scorpion, heron, crow, robin, crow, black dogs.
Mythical creatures: Goblins, harpies, Phooka, Goblin, Medusa, Beansidhe, Fylgiar, Peryton, Erlkonig

Symbols – Jack-o’-Lantern, Balefire, Besom, Masks, The Cauldron, Waning Moon Jack-O-Lanterns, Altar decorations might include small jack-o-lanterns, foods from the harvest, and photographs of your loved ones who have departed from this world.

Some appropriate God/desses: Star Goddess, Winter Queen(Anna) and Winter King (Anu), all Death, Underworld, and aged Gods; all Crone and Underworld Goddesses; Am-Heh (Egyptian), Anubis (Egyptian), Arawn (Welsh), Cernunnos (Celtic), Dis (Roman), Hades (Greek), Heimdahl (Norse), Herne (English), The Horned God (European), Kronos (Greek), Loki (Norse), Nefertum (Egyptian), Odin (Norse), Osiris (Egyptian), Pluto (Greco-Roman); Arachne (Greek), Aradia (Italian), Badb (Irish), Cerridwen (Welsh), Elli (Teutonic), Ereshkigal (Assyro-Babylonian), Eris (Greek), The Fates/Moerae (Greek), Fortuna (Roman), Freya/Frigg (Norse), Hecate (Greek), Hel (Teutonic), Inanna (Sumerian), Ishtar (Babylonian), Macha (Irish), Mari (Basque), Morrigan (Celtic), Nephthys (Egyptian), Nicneven (Scottish), Persephone (Greek), Psyche (Greek), Proserpina (Roman), Rhiannon (Welsh) Lilith, The Morrigan/Morrigu
Decorations: Autumn leaves, fall flowers, pomegranates, apples, pumpkins

Traditional activities: Common Ritual practice calls for each Wiccan to write down his/her weaknesses on a piece of paper or parchment and toss it into the Cauldron fire divination, drying winter herbs, feasting and partying to defy the coming darkness (bob for apples, roast nuts, pop popcorn), Witches’ Ball. Spirit Contact, Meditation,

Spell/ritual work: astral projection, past life recall, Remembrances, Dumb Supper, Dark Moon mysteries, mirror spells, scrying, protection, inner work, clearing obstacles, transition, culmination, transformation. Releasing bad habits and toxic relationships, illness, failure and poverty; everything you do not want to carry into the New Year.

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Silliness – To Help You Smile – I’m watching a documentary on how WW2 ships were assembled. It was riveting.

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