Daily Stuff 10-15-21 Virgil

Hi, folks!

The shop opens at 1pm. Fall hours are Thurs-Mon. 1-6pm. Featured photo by Ken Gagne.

Mostly cloudy wind at 3-6mph and gusting, AQI 7-46, UV2. Chance of rain 8% today tonight. It will likely stay at least partly cloudy all day, but afternoon should see some sunshine. Today, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday should be dry, but Sunday and from Wednesday on, showers are more likely than not. 12 firespots.

Large Fires

  • Devils Knob Complex Fire – 65% – 70110.05 acres
  • Smith Fire – 42% – 49239 acres
  • Jack Fire – 83% – 24165 acres
  • Rough Patch Complex Fire – 74% – 50409 acres
  • Chaos Fire – 77% – 28840 acres
  • Middle Fork Complex Fire – 75% – 30928.6 acres
  • Gales Fire – 75% – 29356.25 acres
  • Janus Fire – 20% – 24797.8 acres
  • Bull Complex Fire – 70% – 24894 acres

At or Near containment

  • Cougar Peak Fire – 98% – 91810 acres
  • Big Hamlin Fire – 100% – 19377 acres
  • Kwis Fire – 100% – 485 acres

Pine needles on a spruce

Yesterday was a bit of a slog. I was pretty tired, still, having had to stay up so late Wednesday evening. I fought my way through the day, actually getting things done, but mostly brain-free things like computer housekeeping, rather than what I had planned on. Tempus finally chased me in back at a bit after 4 to nap (and to keep me out of his hair. 🙂 ) and I didn’t wake until well after 6pm.


We did have customers, but mostly they were folks who were passing by and popped in for a look rather than someone serious about buying. Tempus worked on some of the shop decorations. Once I was back up he got me some supper and cleared the work table. …Just in time for Herbs Workshop… 🙂


We made a batch of Clearing Incense and then started a test run on some homemade sticks from the Makko base that I bought last year. It’s sitting in an air-tight container at the moment, so that it will get a little firmer as the makko powder soaks up the water. We do have an extruder, but we need a board with channels for the sticks to dry in. We finished up with talking about how the cheap incense sticks are made.

PIne bit

Tempus took off for the paper route just as we were finishing up and Linda’s ride showed up. I got myself some supper and then curled up in the nap bed, but I didn’t fall asleep, so I’m going to do this and then try again. I just talked to Tempus who is almost finished the bulk route. He stopped and got a nap, too.


I lost a paragraph here somehow….


In any case, if we get to go home in the morning, I need to take the camera to get pix of the peas, which have been merrily growing this week. We’ll open at 1pm as usual and then I have to work on the stuff from yesterday (which includes more headers from stuff that got bagged) I need to water plants, pretty badly and I think I need to re-pot one plant of Jeanne’s that doesn’t hold enough water for itself and looks pretty bad at the moment. …and I have some tiny starts that need potting up. Late in the day I want to try the 18-yolk egg porridge, and then I’ll take the whites home to make Forgotten Cookies/Meringues.

A photo from 9/30/16 by Ken Gagne that he tagged, “B-52’s coming into Yachats Airfield”. Yes, they’re pelicans.

Lots of tiny hen’n’chicks

Today’s Plant – Hens and Chickssempervivum tectorum, aka Jupiter’s Eye, Jupiter’s Beard, Thor’s Beard, Bullock’s Eye, Sengreen, Ayron (which is an old word for eggs!), Welcome Husband, Ayegreen, Donnersbart and Houseleek, is native to the mountains of Europe and the Greek Islands, but has been spread all over the world. The literal meaning of the botanical name is “Always Green on the Roof” and because they were often planted on roofs in England, Wales, France, and much of Europe. The Romans grew Sempervivum in vases at the entrance to homes for prosperity, and to show esteem to Jupiter. A perennial succulent, easy-care herb in zones 5-10, it does very well in rock gardens where it grows to four inches in 3-5 years, produces round rosettes of leaves and flowering stems,

Hen and Chicks, months later

spreads easily and then will produce an odd purple flower and die, making room for the “chicks”. It prefers sandy, dry soil.
It’s not an edible, in fact it will act as a emetic or purgative, but can be used much like aloe vera externally to soothe skin conditions, including burns, wounds, ulcers, insect bites, inflammations, hemorrhoids, eczema, and fungal infections, as well as itchy and burning parts of the skin, perhaps even removing warts and corns. – Masculine, Air, Jupiter & Uranus, Sagittarius, Pisces & Aquarius, Thursday & Saturday, Caelus, Jupiter, Thor, Zeus – Protection against black sorcery, lightning and fire, attracts luck, love (male sexual prowess), Moon magics.


Today is the birthday of the poet Virgil who wrote the Aeneid. He was pretty famous, even in his own time, unlike the usual reception for poetry. The Ecologues, the Georgics and the Aeneid were studied in schools in the Roman Empire and unlike other writings of antiquity survived the Dark Ages. Virgil was viewed as a herald of Christianity, and a magus of some repute as well as a poet in the Middle Ages. He even became the psychopomp for the Divine Comedy! More info here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgil

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Love & Light,


Today’s Astro & Calendar

Moon in Aquarius enters Pisces at 7:22pm. 

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 10/20 at 7:57am. 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 10/18 at 7:57pm.

Venus and Scorpius on 12/27/2013 – This picture, taken near Roque de Los Muchahos in La Palma, Spain, showcases brilliant Venus inside a stellar asterism that forms the constellation Libra the Scales. At left is the central region of the Milky Way and most of the constellation Scorpius, with its brightest star Antares at top center. – Miguel Claro

Spot Venus low in the west in twilight. Just lower left of it, by 1½° (about a finger width at arm’s length), look for orange Antares. It’s less than 1% as bright. Venus stays about this close to Antares for the next two days, but watch their orientation change.

The gibbous Moon passes under Jupiter and Saturn as it waxes toward full. Down below, how early in twilight can you pick up autumnal Fomalhaut twinkling into view?

The Moon passes 4° south of Jupiter at 6 A.M. EDT — again, the pair isn’t visible at the time, but instead hang in the sky after sunset. They are now 8.2° apart and the Moon has moved into Aquarius, which borders Capricornus to the north and east. Also in Aquarius is Neptune, the solar system’s most distant planet. Currently magnitude 7.7, binoculars or a small telescope should net you its 2″-wide, bluish disk. Tonight, the planet sits 3.5° east-northeast of 4th-magnitude Phi (ϕ) Aquarii. It will close that gap by just a bit to 3.2° by the end of the month. The Moon will pass close to the giant planet on its trek across the ecliptic in just a few days, so stay tuned to this part of the sky through early next week.

Neptune (magnitude 7.8, at the Aquarius-Pisces border) is already well up in the in the southeast by twilight’s end.

Runic half-month of Wunjo/Wyn – October 13-28 – Wyn represents joy, the rune being the shape of a weather vane. The month represents the creation of harmony within the given conditions of the present.

NIGHT SKY FOR OCTOBER 2021 – BRIGHT PLANETS AND METEOR SHOWERS – https://www.almanac.com/night-sky-october
NIGHT SKY MAP FOR OCTOBER 2021: CONSTELLATIONS, THEN AND NOW – STARGAZING FOR THE OCTOBER NIGHT SKY – https://www.almanac.com/night-sky-map-october-constellations-then-and-now

Goddess Month of Hathor runs from 10/3 – 10/30
Celtic Tree Month of Gort/Ivy  Sep 30 – Oct 27
Mercury 10/18, Jupiter (10/18), Neptune (12/1) Chiron (12/19), Uranus (1/18/22) Retrograde
Color – Rose
©2021 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright


Celtic Tree Month of 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

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~            /Low      Time     Feet   Sunset                                    Visible
F    15      Low   3:17 AM     0.2   7:32 AM     Set  1:55 AM      67
~    15     High  10:04 AM     6.7   6:31 PM    Rise  4:58 PM
~    15       Low   3:48 PM     2.9
~    15      High   9:26 PM     6.9


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Believe on your dream!


Journal Prompt – How do you feel? – How do you feel when your parents are upset with you? Why do they become upset with you?



~   Bad counsel comes to a bad end. – The Saga of Magnus Barefoot, c.6
~   Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish plays. – Friedrich von Schiller
~   The country clubs, the cars, the boats, your assets may be ample, but the best inheritance you can leave your kids is to be a good example. – Barry Spilchuk
~   Don’t bother about genius. Don’t worry about being clever. Trust to hard work, perseverance and determination. – Sir Frederick Treves (1853-1923) English Surgeon

The Leaves are Falling Down
(to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell”)

The leaves are falling down
The leaves are falling down
School is here and fall is near
The leaves are falling down.

The leaves are falling down
The leaves are falling down
Some are red and some are brown
The leaves are falling down.

The leaves are falling down
The leaves are falling down
They tickle your nose and touch your toes
The leaves are falling down. – June Haggard


Samhain Magick –


Hazel nuts are believed to possess mystical powers and can be used in divining. The nut is believed to be at its strongest on Hallowe’en night, which was traditionally called ‘Nutcrack Night’ in England (UK). Lovers were recommended to use this to gain foresight into the relationship.

‘Two hazel nuts I threw into the flame,
And to each nut I gave a sweetheart’s name.
This, with the loudest bounce me sore amazed,
That, with a flame of brightest colour blazed.
As blazed the nut, so may thy passion grow,
For ’twas thy nut that did so brightly glow.’ ~Gray

‘Some merry, friendly, countra folks
Together did convene,
To burn their nits, an’ pu their stocks,
An’ haud their Halloween
Fu’ blithe that night.’  )0(  R. Burns   )0( GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast   

Spiritual Path Reaffirmation – October 28th, 2006

Color of the day: Indigo – Incense of the day: Parsley

During the Witches’ New Year, or Samhain, take time to stop and evaluate your faith and beliefs. Make a sacred ritual or retreat out of this evaluation. Light white candles and burn sandalwood, myrrh, or frankincense. Brew a cup of herbal tea. Sit down and ask the God and Goddess to guide you on your path. Write down your beliefs in a journal or your Book of Shadows. Some questions you can meditate on are: What is life? How do I view the universe? Why am I here? What affirms my spirituality and what lessens it? How can I bring spirituality into my everyday life? After writing, you can create a statement of faith based on your answers to the questions. Recite what you write by candlelight for the universe to hear. Rediscover and rededicate yourself to your spirituality.

By: Olivia O’Meir

…and a seasonal funny….

Chris Ivins shared David Ison‘s post. – “Gee, doc, I feel really drained all of the time, and I don’t know why…”

David IsonFollow – October 22 at 9:45am – “Some are born grate, some achieve grateness, and some have grateness thrust upon them.”

 Brian Spenst Make America grate again.

 Chris Ivins Hey, get your mind out of the gutter!

 Heather Van Fossen Everything seems to go right through me.

 Brian Spenst No bones about it, these jokes do not have any meat on them.

Chris Ivins Will you steak your reputation on it?

Heather Van Fossen I have a haunch he will

 – Chris Ivins

 Heather Van Fossen I got a bone to pick with you!

 Chris Ivins You’ll have to wait until I smoke a joint…

 – Tiffany Gilliam All this ribbing is making me chuckle.

 – Chris Ivins Did we hit your funny bone?

 – MaryAnne Anja Bues Bartlett Loren says, “It will be interesting to see whether this conversation continues to marrow.”


Silliness – Soap Thief

Q: What kind of person steals soap?
A: A dirty crook

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