The shop opens at 1pm. Summer hours are Thurs-Mon. 1-6pm. Featured photo by GirlInWater Photography.
Overcast and 59F, wind at 1-2mph and gusting, AQI 12-39, UV6. Chance of rain 19% today and 9% tonight. If we get the rain it will be around 3am. …if… Today through Sunday, partly cloudy (sun in the afternoons) Monday/Tuesday sunny all day. Wednesday/Thursday partly cloudy again and then a big change on Friday-Sunday. There’s about a 50% chance of rain, up to 1/4 inch! The smoke plume is completely off the coast and most of the valley. The east side of the state, though….ick. 7 firespots and 2 new fires. We apparently lost an historic fire tower to the Bull Complex Fire yesterday.
- Silver Creek Fire – 300 acres
- Big Meadow Fire – 100 acres
- Cougar Peak Fire – 37000 acres
- Devils Knob Complex Fire – 35% – 63678.45 acres
- Big Hamlin Fire – 59% – 18957 acres
- Smith Fire – 14% – 43226 acres
- Jack Fire Fire – 55% – 23990 acres
- Little Bend Creek Fire – 8569 acres
- Rough Patch Complex Fire – 35% – 44476 acres
- Chaos Fire – 24462 acres
- Middle Fork Complex Fire – 20% – 29751.35 acres
- Gales Fire – 14% – 28179 acres
- Janus Fire – 7% – 19252.8 acres
- Bull Complex Fire – 7% – 19349 acres
- Near Minky Fire – 4867 acres
- 6 Rough Patch Tfr Fire – 6535 acres
At or near containment
- Little Applegate Fire – 100% – 128 acres
- Wild Cat Fire – 100% – 215 acres
- Mule Creek Fire – 100% – 1016 acres
- Kwis Fire – 98% – 1485 acres
Yesterday Tempus got back sooner than we’d expected….still no parts…. but not soon enough to go home. When we got back up, we got coffee and got the shop open and started our day. Mostly we had people in browsing. A couple had some interesting comments, but it was a fairly quiet day.
I worked on headers while Tempus got the water bottles filled, but I ran out of time to water before we closed since I got a nap. The sky was grey and the air smelled strongly of salt.
The wax had been warming all day. During workshop time we spent a bit more than an hour dipping candles. They’re not the best, but they’re real. When we had 9 that were finished (not quite, they’ll get one more coat) we quit for the night and refilled the wax jars. I’ll re-heat in the morning, get the last coat on the cooled candles and then they’ll be ready for sale after getting a price tag. I still have a box of them to get inventoried today.
We had a good time with the candles and Linda got to see the new begonias. She also went home with a just-sprouting succulent start and a Christmas Cactus leaf. Tempus had been napping and headed out on the paper run right after we finished up. I got a nap, then got back up at about 11:30 and got some supper. I had actually forgotten about it, earlier.
Today is more of the same. I have some photos to do of the embroidery that I was working on over our weekend, plants to water, two boxes to ship out, candles to dip…. busy…and then when we get home I need to water the garden. …and we’re supposed to either do twice-baked potatoes for supper or pizza….
Speaking of weekends, I think I’m going to keep to the schedule of one night (either Tuesday or Wednesday) staying home to get some sewing done and get extra sleep. That seems to help.
Today 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
Today’s Plant is the Large-Leaved Avens, Geum 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
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 9/20 at 4:55pm. Diana’s Bow – On the 3rd day after the new moon you can (weather permitting) see the tiny crescent in the sky, the New Moon holding the Old Moon in her arms. Begin on your goals for the next month. A good time for job interviews or starting a project. Take a concrete step! God/dess aspect: Daughter/Son/Innocence – Associated God/dess: Vesta, Horus. Phase ends on 9/11 at 5:52am.
The two brightest stars (not planets) of September evenings are Vega high overhead and Arcturus in the west, both magnitude zero.
Draw a line from Vega down to Arcturus. A third of the way down you cross the dim Keystone of Hercules. Two thirds of the way you cross the dim semicircle of Corona Borealis with its one modestly bright star: Alphecca, the gem of the crown.
Asteroid (2) Pallas reaches opposition at 10 P.M. EDT in the constellation Pisces. Visible all night at roughly 9th magnitude, large binoculars or a small telescope will show the main-belt world, which is the third-largest asteroid and contains some 7 percent of the total mass in the main belt. Pallas is currently 4° southwest of magnitude 3.7 Gamma (γ) Piscium, a yellow-orange giant star as bright as 61 Suns. Strangely, this star is moving rapidly relative to the rest of the stars in the Sun’s vicinity — it’s speeding through the sky at some 90 miles (145 km) per second, and will eventually move enough to noticeably stretch the familiar shape of this constellation.
Venus, brilliant at magnitude –4.0, shines in the west-southwest during twilight. It still sets around twilight’s end.
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
NIGHT SKY MAP FOR SEPTEMBER 2021: PEGASUS & MEASURING THE SKY – https://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
Pluto (10/6), Saturn (10/10), Jupiter (10/18), Neptune (12/1) Chiron (12/19), Uranus (1/18/22) Retrograde
Color – Pink
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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
Meaning: Inner development occurring, but take time for relaxation
to study this month – Koad – Grove Ogam letter correspondences
Color: Many Shades of Green
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 10 High 3:18 AM 7.2 6:50 AM Rise 11:06 AM 9
~ 10 Low 9:22 AM 0.7 7:36 PM Set 9:44 PM
~ 10 High 3:32 PM 8.0
~ 10 Low 10:07 PM 0.0
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – In the mist of the morning, be thankful. Do the same in the afternoon. By the time evening falls you will realize you have been blessed all day long. When you lay your head down reflect upon those blessings. When you wake again feel the love that filled your heart over night.
Journal Prompt – Why is it…? – Why is exercise important to someone your age?
~ If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be “meetings.” – Dave Barry
~ A well-spent day brings happy sleep. – Da Vinci
~ A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction. – William Faulkner (1897-1962) US writer
~ All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. – Edgar Allan Poe
Haply there the myrtle twines,
More luxuriant for his rest.
Year on year will come and go,
Doling out the laden hours ;
Summer’s harvest, Winter’s snow,
Land of frosts and land of flowers ; Yet, O brother lost to me !
Aye, I hear the low refrain
Of the river to the sea : “He will not come back again.”
A shadow rests upon the fields
As earlier suns are setting ;
The corn has reached the tasselled age,
Its silken tresses netting ;
And now the Autumn season waits.
In mellowing forms of fruitage.
To shed its ripened sheaves and spheres,
And lapse to Winter’s dotage.
The woodbine takes the westering tints —
The hectic flush — ere dying ;
The golden-rod, torch-like, flames up,
The waning sun defying ;
The Mother-Earth has worn her robe
Of green and floral beauty,
Until, by heat and rains caressed,
She’s filled her round of duty.
The squirrels dart from wall to wall,
Or balance on their haunches,
To nibble on the last year’s store,
And watch the chestnut branches
The katydids scold in the wood.
In rough, falsetto voices,
Where tuneful notes of summer song
Are hushed by harsher noises.
The night-owl, in the thicket, wails
In tones of melancholy,
As if bemoaning in its age
Its years of youthful folly ;
The parent-robin broods alone
Within the shadowy gloaming —
Thinking, perchance, of empty nests.
And children gone a-roaming.
The red light from the harvest moon
Illumes the stilly places ;
The fleecy islands cast their shapes
Above the forest spaces ;
The hills are hung in misty veils
Beyond the glistening river ;
And fallow thoughts blend with the heart
Of memory, dreaming ever.
So Nature, in her fitful moods,
Conjures her fleeting splendor
To draw from out the harp of life
The sadder tones and tender ;
And I, who know these lingering days,
The days that crown September,
Summon the deeper thoughts, to wake
The loves that I remember. – Thayer, S. Henry. (1886). Songs of Sleepy Hollow and other poems. New York: G. P. Putnam’s sons. – https://hdl.handle.net/2027/loc.ark:/13960/t25b0s471
Mabon Magick – Crafts
Silliness – Thank you, Jesus!