Daily Stuff 7-11-21 Kronia

Hi, folks!

Minus Tide at 8:33 AM of -1.2 feet. The shop opens at 1pm. Summer hours are Thurs-Mon. 1-6pm. Featured photo by Maeona Urban.

Mostly cloudy. 55F, wind at 1-5mph and gusting, AQI 23-28, UV8. Chance of rain 9% today and 14% tonight. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY through 1am Tuesday. 10-day Forecast – Mostly sunny, highs low-to-mid 60’s, lows in the low 50’s. Big smoke plume, which isn’t hitting us or the Valley from Eugene north, but it’s getting thick over by the fires. 3 firespots. It looks like the fires are being whittled down. Only 8 are showing, now and most of them pretty well contained…. most.

JOSEPH CANYON – 7610 Acres – 95%
WRENTHAM MARKET – 7222 Acres – 100%
S-503 FIRE – 6680 Acres – 97%
RATTLESNAKE – 5479 Acres – 65%
LOVLETT CORRAL – 110 Acres – 95%
LEWIS ROCK – 368 Acres – 80%
JACK FIRE – 9333 Acres – 10%
BOOTLEG – 89909 Acres

Yesterday we were both very tired. When Tempus got in from the paper route I was up and waiting for him. It was quite overcast, although it actually seemed darker in the car, because Tempus found the slide for the sun roof, which had been blinding me over the last few trips. We got some breakfast, with a fresh strawberry apiece, and crashed, getting up with only a little to spare before heading for the shop.

We got stopped by the park owner who had heard about the accident and wanted details. She’s hoping to come in to the shop to see what we’ve got, but she said, “I’ve been wanting to for 10 years, now.” We all laughed because we hear that all the time.

We did get open on time, barely. I begged Tempus for coffee and even two cups and then a sandwich wasn’t enough to get me all the way awake. I finally went in back and got a nap. …and nothing of what we needed to do got done. <sigh> Well…. almost nothing. I got some of the south window plants watered. Tempus got some bills paid and filled the gas tank and cans. I got a few steps farther on entering the Visa stuff. That’s about it. <sigh> Very few customers, either….

We closed up around 6:30pm. I had specifically asked to do that, so that would could get some home chores done. Tempus made coleslaw to take with us. We finally got the plants that I got from Thyme Garden into proper pots and I got more photos. Tempus made brats and we ate. He went out to water plants while I went to bed.

He was still asleep when I got up. I finished my leftovers from the other night, then started working on the pantry cover. The fabric has to be washed and pre-shrunk before I fit it. I don’t want to have the build it twice! I’m also going to have to build some kind of a support or the top tray won’t be usable. Not sure how to do that….

Once he was back up, we got ourselves together, swapped gas cans and cardboard and trashbags, found all of our pieces and headed back into town. It’s very quiet again and overcast and hardly any breeze. I need to set up the pork roast before I snooze awhile.

Today is supposed to be our “different day”. I mostly have a couple of projects to finish that I’ll work on at my desk unless someone comes in for that. We’ll be open at 1pm for shopping. I’m planning to go home at closing unless someone calls needing to come in later.

Mandala by Maeona Urban on the beach in Yachats on 7/6/18


Today’s Feast is the Kronia, held in honor of Chronos and Rhea, the oldest of the god/dess creator pairs in ancient Greece. It was a topsy-turvy festival where owners waited on their slaves and everyone let the class distinctions go for a day in honor of the Golden Age. More on the festival here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kronia and on Chronos here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronos


Today’s Plant is Lovagelevisticum officinale. It seems to have originated somewhere near the eastern Mediterranean and has been cultivated for a long while, being a very useful plant. It has a strong, long-lasting scent, that reminds a person of celery and parsley, but with the volume turned up. I harvested some oneafternoon around 4pm and at nearly 9am, having washed my hands several times, I could still detect it! It’s great in salads, but chop it small and mix with other greens or it overpowers! Both leaf and seed are great in soups, especially seafood chowders and the roots can be eaten as a vegetable. I’ve drunk lovage cordial, which is tasty. It has a high flavonoid content, as well. Medicinally, a strong leaf tea, iced, is a good antiseptic, especially for extensive scrapes, where it takes down the sting and swelling very quickly and can be splashed on as often as needed. It can be used for mild cases of water retention, as well, and even with high blood pressure. – Masculine, Sun, Fire – This herb is often used in love magicks, but works best as a self-confidence enhancer. Take a bath with a sachet of the leaves, or make a strong tea that you toss into the bathwater before going out to meet new people or to start a new job. It also helps to small a sachet of the leaves if you’re having trouble concentrating on a task. Wiki has more:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovage

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Love & Light,


Today’s Astro & Calendar

Moon in Leo

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 7/23 at 7″37pm. 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 on 7/11 at 6:17am.

The new crescent Moon steps up low in twilight just as Venus and Mars go through conjunction. (The Moon is drawn about three times its actual apparent size.)

The thin, two-day old crescent Moon hangs eerily a few degrees to the right of Venus (and faint little Mars) low in the west-northwest during twilight, as shown above. If you can see Mars (bring binoculars), you can definitely see brighter Regulus twinkling 12° to Venus’s upper left.

Comet 4P/Faye – Spanning less than 2 miles, Faye relies on its proximity to Earth to glow nicely. – Astronomy: Roen Kelly & Kelly Jaeger

Once you’ve finished chasing the giant planets into the early-morning sky, turn your gaze east to spot Comet 4P/Faye, currently sharing the constellation Aries with Uranus. Faye’s 10th-magnitude glow is easy to spot through a 4-inch scope from a dark location. Larger apertures may even show the comet’s small, stubby tail, which extends to the north. Faye currently sits well below the two brightest stars in Aries; you’ll find it at roughly the height of magnitude 5.7 Mu (μ) Arietis, although the comet sits about 6.1° southwest of the star. Just over 5° east of Faye is magnitude 5.8 Uranus, easy to catch in binoculars or a small scope. The distant ice giant, which spans 4″, is less than 0.5° from Omicron (ο) Arietis, which shines at the same magnitude. Faye will glide past Uranus from July 18–19, so you’ll want to return to this region then to catch the close pass.

Mercury glimmers very low in the east-northeast as dawn grows bright. It sinks a little lower this week but doubles in brightness, from magnitude 0.0 to –0.7. Binoculars help. Don’t confuse Mercury with Aldebaran increasingly far to its upper right, or Capella even farther upper left.

Runic New Year and half-month of Fehu/ Feoh, 6/29-7/13 Important in the runic year cycle, today marks beginning of the first rune, Feoh, sacred to Frey and Freya (Freyja), the lord and lady often worshipped in modern Wicca. It is the half-month of wealth and success. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, 1992  Runic half-month of Uruz/ Ur, 7/14-28 According to Pennick Ur represents primal strength, a time of collective action. A good time for beginnings! Pennick, Nigel, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992

NIGHT SKY MAP FOR JULY 2021: THE SUMMER TRIANGLE – https://www.almanac.com/night-sky-map-july-summer-triangle

Goddess Month of Kerea runs from 7/11 – 8/8
Celtic Tree Month of Tinne/
Holly, Jul 8 – Aug 4
Pluto (10/6), Saturn (10/10), Jupiter (10/18), Neptune (12/1) Retrograde
Color – Yellow
©2021 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright


Celtic Tree Month of Tinne/Holly, Jul 8 – Aug 4, Tinne (CHIN-yuh), holly – The holly (Ilex aquifolium L.) is a shrub growing to 10 m (35 feet) in open woodlands and along clearings in forests. Hollies are evergreen, and stand out in winter among the bare branches of the deciduous forest trees that surround them. Hollies form red berries before Samhain which last until the birds finish eating them, often after Imbolc. The typical “holly leaf” is found on smaller plants, but toward the tops of taller plants the leaves have fewer spiny teeth. Hollies are members of the Holly family (Aquifoliaceae). The common holly is often cultivated in North America, as are hybrids between it and Asiatic holly species.

Holm Oak

Graves (1966) and others are of the opinion that the original tinne was not the holly, but rather the holm oak, or holly oak (Quercus ilex L.). This is an evergreen oak of southern Europe that grows as a shrub, or as a tree to 25 m (80 feet). Like the holly, the holm oak has spiny-edged leaves on young growth. It does not have red berries, but it does have red leaf “galls” caused by the kermes scale insect; these are the source of natural scarlet dye. Holm oaks are occasionally cultivated in North America.

Tinne – Holly Ogam letter correspondences
Month: June
Color: Dark Grey
Class: Peasant
Letter: T
Meaning: Energy and guidance for problems to come

to study this month – Ioho – Yew Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Dark Green
Class: Chieftain
Letter: I, J, Y
Meaning: Complete change in life-direction or attitude.


Tides for Alsea Bay

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~            /Low      Time     Feet   Sunset                                    Visible
Su  11     High   1:22 AM     7.7   5:43 AM    Rise  7:05 AM      0
~    11      Low   8:33 AM    -1.2   9:00 PM     Set 10:39 PM
~    11     High   3:12 PM     6.1
~    11      Low   8:22 PM     2.9


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – I HAVE FOUND THAT IF U LOVE LIFE, LIFE WILL LOVE U ALWAYS………..:)


Journal Prompt – Favorites – Describe your favorite toy. Why do you like it best?



~   It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy. – Mother Teresa
~   It is not my design to drink or sleep, but my design is to make what haste I can to be gone. – Oliver Cromwell’s last words, September 3, 1658
~   No-one would remember the Good Samaritan if he’d only had good intentions; he had money as well. – Margaret Thatcher; TV Interview for London Weekend Television Weekend World (6 January, 1980)
~   Now it is come. – Dying words of John Knox, founder of Scottish Presbyterianism, who died November 24, 1572

A Moon-flood prairie; a straying
Of light-hearted lovers; a baying
Of faraway watching dogs; a dreaming
Of brown-fisted farmers; a gleaming
Of fireflies eddying nigh, —
And that is July! –James N. Matthews (1852–1910)


Lughnasadh Magick – The Sabbath of Mutual Respect by Marge Piercy
In the natural year come two thanksgivings,
the harvest of summer and the harvest of fall,
two times when we eat and drink and remember
our dead under the golden basin of the moon

of plenty.

        Abundance Habondia,

food for the winter, too much now and survival
later.  After the plant bears, it dies into seed.
The blowing grasses nourish us, wheat
and corn and rye, millet and rice, oat
and barley and buckwheat, all the serviceable
grasses of the pasture that the cow grazes,
the lamb, the horse, the goat, the grasses
that quicken into meat and cheese and milk,
the humble necessary mute vegetable bees,
the armies of grasses waving their
golden banners of ripe seed

        The sensual

round fruit that gleams with the sun
stored in its sweetness

        The succulent

ephemera of the summer garden, bloodwarm
tomatoes, tender small squash, crisp
beans, the milky corn, the red peppers
exploding like cherry bombs in the mouth.

We praise abundance by eating of it,
reveling in choice on a table set with roses
and lilies and phlox, zucchini and lettuce
and eggplant before the long winter
of root crops.

         Fertility and choice

Every row dug in spring means weeks
of labor.  Plant too much and the seedlings
choke in weeds as the warm rain soaks them.
The goddess of abundance Habondia is also
the spirit of labor and choice.

In another life, dear sister, I too would bear
six fat children.  In another life, my sister, I too
would love another woman and raise one child
together as if that pushed from both our wombs.
In another life, sister, I too would dwell
solitary and splendid as a lighthouse on the rocks
or be born to mate for life like the faithful goose.
Praise all our choices.  Praise any woman
who chooses, and make safe her choice.

Hadondia, Artemis, Cybele, Demeter, Ishtar,
Aphrodite, Au Set, Hecate, Themis, Lilith,
Thea, Gaia, Bridgit, The Great Grandmother of Us
All, Yemanja, Cerridwen, Freya, Corn Maiden,
Mawu, Amaterasu, Maires, Nut, Spider-Woman,
Neith, Au Zit, Hathor, Inanna, Shin Moo,
Diti, Arinna, Anath, Tiamat, Astoreth:
the names flesh out our histories, our choices,
our passions and what we will never embody
but pass by with respect.  When I consecrate
my body in the temple of our history,
when I pledge myself to remain empty
and clear for the voices coming through
I do not choose for you or lessen your choice.

Habondia, the real abundance, is the power
to say yes and to say no, to open
and to close, to take or to leave
and not to be taken by force or law
or fear or poverty or hunger.
To bear children or not bear by choice
is holy.  To bear children unwanted
is to be used like a public sewer
To be sterilized unchosen is to have
your heart cut out.  To love women
is holy and holy is the free love of men
and precious to live taking whichever comes
and precious to live unmated as a peachtree.

Praise the lives you did not choose.
They will heal you, tell your story, fight
for you.  You eat the bread of their labor.
You drink the wine of their joy.  ….

Praise our choices, sisters, for each doorway
open to us was taken by squads of fighting
women who paid years of trouble and struggle,
who paid their wombs, their sleep, their lives
that we might walk through these gates upright.
Doorways are sacred to women for we
are the doorways of life and we must choose
what comes in and what goes out.  Freedom
is our real abundance.

Blessings on this Lammas to you. pagans4peace ._,___


Silliness – From: bill solowski <billysolo@hotmail.com>
To: <brandieandchris@aol.com>
Subject: Fwd: Re: Remmember when?

Remember when we didn’t have CNN? Remember when there was no Internet? I think I like machines – I like getting my news, sports and weather straight away.

What can I say, I was double-dogged dared!

Close your eyes and go back in time…. Way before the Internet or the MAC, way before semiautomatics and crack, before SEGA or Super Nintendo…

I’m talking way-way back…

  • I’m talkin’ bout hide and go seek at dusk
  • Sittin’ on the porch
  • Hot bread and butter
  • The Good Humor man
  • Red light, Green light
  • Chocolate milk
  • Lunch tickets
  • Penny candy in a tiny brown paper bag
  • Playin’ Pinball in the corner store
  • Hopscotch
  • Butterscotch
  • Doubledutch
  • Jacks
  • Kickball
  • Dodgeball
  • Mother May I?
  • Hula Hoops
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Red Rover
  • Roly Poly
  • Jolly Ranchers
  • Banana Splits
  • Wax Lips and Mustaches
  • Running through the sprinkler
  • The smell of the sun and lickin’ salty lips….

 Wait there’s more……

  • Watchin’ Saturday Morning cartoons, Fat Albert, Road Runner, He-Man,  The Three Stooges, and Bugs,

 Or back even further…..

  • Listening to Superman on the radio
  • Catchin’ lightening bugs in a jar
  • Playing sling shot
  • Winky-Dinks
  • When around the corner seemed far away, And when you were going downtown – you had to dress-up and it seemed like really going somewhere.
  • Bedtime
  • Climbing trees
  • An ice cream cone on a warm summer night, chocolate or vanilla or strawberry or maybe butter pecan.
  • A cherry Coke from the REAL soda fountain at the corner drug store
  • A million mosquito bites
  • Sticky fingers
  • Cops and robbers
  • Cowboys and Indians
  • Sittin’ on the curb
  • Jumpin’ down the steps
  • Jumpin’ on the bed
  • Pillow fights
  • Running till you were out of breath
  • Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt
  • Being tired from playin’….

 Remember that?…  Wait, I ain’t finished just yet…

  •  Eating Kool-aid powder with sugar or ‘lickem-ades’.
  • Remember when…When there were two types of sneakers for girls and boys (Keds & PF Flyers) and the only time you wore them at school, was for “gym”.
  • When it took five minutes for the TV to warm up (if you even had one).
  • When everyone’s Mom was at home when the kids got there.
  • When nobody owned a purebred dog.
  • When a quarter was a decent allowance, and another quarter a miracle.
  • When milk went up one cent and everyone talked about it for weeks.
  • When you’d reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.
  • When girls neither dated nor kissed until late high school… if then.
  • When your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces.
  • When all of your male teachers wore neckties and female teachers had their hair done and wore dresses and hats and sometimes even gloves to school.
  • When you got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, for free, every time.
  • And, you didn’t pay for air, and you got trading stamps to boot!
  • When laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box.
  • When any parent could discipline any kid, or feed him or use him to carry groceries, and nobody, not even the kid, thought a thing of it.
  • When it was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents.
  • When they threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed… and did!
  • When being sent to the principal’s office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited a misbehaving student at home…
  • We were in fear for our lives but it wasn’t because of drive by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc… our parents and grandparents were a much bigger fear.

 Didn’t that feel good… just to go back and say – Yeah, I remember that!  There’s nothing like the good old days!  They were good then and they’re good now when we think about them. I want to go back to the time when…………

  • Decisions were made by going “eeny-meeny-miney-mo.”
  • Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, “do over!”
  • “Race issue” meant arguing about who ran the fastest
  • Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in “Monopoly”
  • Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening
  • It wasn’t odd to have two or three “best” friends
  • “Being old” referred to anyone over 20
  • The net on a tennis court was the perfect height to play Volleyball and rules didn’t matter
  • The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was cooties
  • It was magic when dad would “remove” his thumb
  • It was unbelievable that dodgeball wasn’t an Olympic event
  • Having a weapon in school, meant being caught with a slingshot
  • Nobody was prettier than Mom
  • Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better
  • It was a big deal to finally be tall enough to ride the “big people”  rides at the amusement park
  • Getting a foot of snow was a dream come true
  • Abilities were discovered because of a “double-dog-dare”
  • Saturday morning cartoons weren’t 30-minute ads for action figures
  • No shopping trip was complete unless a new toy was brought home
  • “Oly-oly-ocean-free” made perfect sense
  • Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for giggles
  • The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team
  • War was a card game
  • Water balloons were the ultimate weapons
  • Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle
  • Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin
  • Ice cream was considered a basic food group
  • Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest protectors

If you can remember most or all of these, then you have LIVED!!!! Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from their “grown up” life…I DOUBLE DOG DARE YA!

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