Minus Tide at 6:17 AM of -0.5 feet. The shop opens at 1pm. Summer hours are Thurs-Mon. 1-6pm. Featured photo by Josh Orkin. House Capuchin Project Day from 1-5pm. House Potluck (shop closed) from 6-8pm.
Overcast, 56F, wind at 0-11mph and gusting, AQI 3-39, UV5. Chance of rain 24% today and 23% tonight. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY until 5am on Monday. There’s still a tiny chance of rain today and then again in a week. This week is going to be a bit on the variable side…. Sunny on Monday and Friday, some clouds the rest of the time. High of 70 on Tuesday and Friday, low 60’s for the rest. Low ought to hover right about 50. 4 firespots, all around fires.
- Cougar Peak Fire – 41% – 89203 acres
- Devils Knob Complex Fire – 49% – 69301.95 acres
- Smith Fire – 28% – 48443 acres
- Jack Fire – 55% – 24165 acres
- Rough Patch Complex Fire – 37% – 50212 acres
- Chaos Fire – 42% – 28696 acres
- Middle Fork Complex Fire – 43% – 30761.35 acres
- Gales Fire – 37% – 29189 acres
- Janus Fire – 15% – 22335.8 acres
- Bull Complex Fire – 15% – 22432 acres
- Big Meadow Fire – 85% – 2643 acres
- 6 Rough Patch Tfr Fire – 17% – 7223 acres
- Little Bend Creek Fire – 29% – 9382 acres
At or nearing containment
- Big Hamlin Fire – 92% – 19363 acres
- Near Minky Fire – 94% – 4868 acres
- Kwis Fire – 98% – 1485 acres
Yesterday nothing went as I had planned and I got *really* cranky about it by the end of the day. I hadn’t slept well and no coffee when I got up didn’t help (more on the “why” next paragraph). It was still raining, or rather threatening and spitting upon occasion when I opened up. We had 3 customers all day and Linda stopped by to drop a couple of things off. I had some starts that I was going to hand her but was just out of it enough that she had already headed back out by the time I thought of them! …and I can’t do cookery when Tempus isn’t there to mind the front. Not anything complicated, anyway….
Tempus went to Murphey’s for the tires and was still there when it was time for the shop to open, only to find out that the wrong size of tire was sent. Murphey was apparently chewing nails and spitting tacks…. So Tempus went and got the shopping taken care of and finally got back around 4pm.
By then I was wiped. He got us coffee and some lunch and before we knew it it was 6pm. I said to heck with the cooking and we headed home and went right to sleep. I was up and down (the diuretic hadn’t quite kicked in until 5pm…) and finally got up at 11 and got the borscht ready to cook. It’s all in a big jar, still, but it’ll hold until morning. After that I got some stuff ready to take back to the shop, (mostly stuff that needed the dishwasher) and we headed back just a touch early to take care of all that.
Tempus has already headed out (it’s not 2am, yet…) and I’m going to get this done and then do as much of the cookery as I can handle. I hope I have all the dishes and crockery that I need where I can find it…. Well, we’ll see.
Today we’ll have the shop open at 1. I’m going to have to do a lot of cookery to make up for yesterday. Urf…. Well, Tempus can mind the front and I’ll be there if there’s a question. It looks like we’re going to be the only ones for the potluck, again, complications for those who were hoping to attend. 😦 …but that means leftovers, so I’m not going to complain.
Hippocrates is credited with being the father of modern medicine. He is honored on this day, (which may be the 2478 anniversary of his birth) along with all doctors and medical practitioners. More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippocrates The picture is a Czech stamp with the symbol for a medical vehicle with a doctor on board. The image in the center is the Rod of Aesculapius, which is the proper symbol for the medical profession, unlike the usual Caduceus that we see in the US.
Today’s Plant is the Carnation, Dianthus carophyllus, which has some medical uses, such as for upset stomach and fever. The fragrance was historically used for vinegar, beer, wine, sauces and salads. Carnation cultivars with no fragrance are often used by men as boutonnières or “button holes”. There are a lot of associations for different colors of the flowers here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dianthus_caryophyllus#Symbolism –
Masculine, Sun, Fire. – Attract love or friendship, improve or deepen relationships. Promotes feeling of security and confidence. Worn by witches for protection during the “Burning Times”, adds energy and power when used during a ritual as an incense. Use in all-purpose protection spells. Gives strength and energy to the sick. Place fresh carnation on the altar during healing spells and add dried flowers to healing sachets and incenses. Burn to enhance creativity or to achieve balance. Use in bath spells.
- Carnation, Pink – Unforgettable. Mother Love
- Carnation, Purple – Whimsical and Changeable.
- Carnation, Red – Admiration. Accomplishment
- Carnation, White – Innocence and Pure Love.
- Carnation, Green – Homosexuality
- Carnation, Yellow – Good Cheer, Joy, “Just because….”
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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. 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 9/19 at 7:55am. 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 9/22 at 7:55am.
The bright moon this evening forms a long, gently curving arc with Jupiter and then Saturn to its upper right. That’s their order not only along the arc but in terms of brightness, and in terms of distance. The Moon is 1.3 light-seconds from Earth, Jupiter is currently 36 light-minutes away, and Saturn is 77 light-minutes away.
Sign of the changing season: The closing days of summer (the fall equinox comes on Wednesday the 22nd) always find the Sagittarius Teapot moving west of south during evening and tipping increasingly far over to the right, as if pouring out the last of summer through its spout.
Comet hunters will get a window of opportunity this morning to spot Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, currently skimming through Taurus the Bull. As soon as the Moon sets (around 5 A.M. local time), point your telescope up toward Taurus, some 70° high in the southwest. 67P is about two-thirds of the way between the Pleiades (M45) and the Hyades; the former is a tightly knit open cluster of stars, while the latter is a much looser open cluster sprinkled across the Bull’s nose. You’ll find 67P sitting just 3.2° west-northwest of magnitude 3.8 Delta (δ) Tauri. It’s glowing around magnitude 12 and currently sporting a tail about 3′ long.
Slightly brighter — around 11th magnitude — is Comet 4P/Faye, gliding through the other side of Taurus. To find this target, drop about 3.5° due south of Alheka (Zeta [ζ] Tauri). Although it has noticeable tail, Faye does sport a larger circular coma than 67P.
Mercury is hidden deep in the glow of sunset.
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 – Orange
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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
Su 19 Low 6:17 AM -0.5 7:01 AM Set 5:18 AM 94
~ 19 High 12:39 PM 7.1 7:19 PM Rise 7:18 PM
~ 19 Low 6:31 PM 1.4
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Love is in the air. Breathe it in.
Journal Prompt – Personal Interests and Experiences – Explain the advantages and disadvantages of being able to fly around like a bird.
~ You can make an audience see nearly anything, if you yourself believe in it. – Mary Renault (1905-1983) English writer
~ There is no such thing as a wasted act of kindness.- James Robinson
~ Life always gives us lemons. A fool remains bitter & grows more lemons. A wise man borrows sugar & makes lemon meringue pie. – David Roppo
~ Life is a banquet and most poor sons of bitches are starving to death. – Rosalind Russell as Aunty Mame
When the air is white with the down o’ the thistle,
And the sky is red with the Harvest Moon. –Richard Watson Gilder (1844–1909)
Mabon Magick – Studies
Pagan Studies : Day of Harvest Spell 9/9
Today is the birthday of the Russian harvest Goddess, Berehynia. In her honor, make your own harvest incense. Combine two parts sweet grass, one part each cedar, sage, juniper, and rosemary essential oils. Mix them together in a glass bottle. Or you may use the dry herbs and grind them together in a blender or bowl. Once your incense has been mixed, chant:
Children of the land,
Bring us the blessings of the harvest season.
Burn your incense on a charcoal disk, and wish Berehynia a very happy birthday.
~ Kristin Madden, from GrannyMoon’s Coventry of Healing Arts and Pagan Studies
Ancient Ones Harvest Spell – Pagan Studies
Harvest was a time for families, communities, and friends to come together. During harvest, special cakes were made in a ritual manner, and each person in the family or group would partake of this sacred meal.
Mix together one cup oat flour, one pinch baking soda, two pinches of salt, and one teaspoon of melted butter. Add hot water to form the dough, roll it on a board, and cut it into shapes. Cook the bread in the oven at 375 degrees until it is nicely toasted.
Share it with your tribe or family, reciting these words:
Consecrate the produce of our land.
Bestow prosperity and peace
In the names of the gods and goddesses,
And in the names of the ancient ones.
By: Sharynne NicMhacha,from GrannyMoon’s Coventry of Healing Arts and Pagan Studies
Reap the Harvest Spell
When we find ourselves repeatedly in situations that yield a grim emotional, spiritual, or physical harvest, we need to look inward to ascertain if the seeds that we are sowing will grow the crops that we desire. To do this, light a green or brown candle. Place malachite in front of the candle representing your heartfelt desire for change. Focusing on the candle, ask for guidance from your higher self in discovering your heart’s desires and ambitions. Script these desires in a visual present tense. State these or similar words:
The universe unfolds her abundant path for me.
Her fruitful harvest is mine,
So mote it be.
Focus the stream of your visualizations on the malachite. That is, visualize the malachite lending vibrations to your vision as it sends your energy out to the universe. Afterward, extinguish the candle. Hold onto the malachite as a reminder of your heart’s harvest. ~Karen Follet )0( From The Morning Feast Archives
Silliness – Working Man Blues – Then I tried to be a chef — figured it would add a little spice to my life, but I just …didn’t have the thyme.