Daily Stuff 11-5-21 Guy Fawkes Night

Hi, folks!

Minus Tide at 7:57 PM of -1.5 feet.The shop opens at 1pm. Fall hours are Thurs-Mon. 1-6pm. Featured photo by Ken Gagne.

A shower just walked through and everything is wet. There’s more on the way and the wind is ridiculous. 55F, wind at 3-18 mph and gusting up into the 30’s. AQI 10-56, UV1. Chance of rain 81% today and 95% tonight. Night and morning wet, afternoon dry, then showers starting up again before midnight. Sat/Sun will be wet with some possible thunderstorms late Saturday afternoon. After that it’s all showers, gradually tapering off. Highs through Wednesday in the low 50’s, but after that it should warm a bit. Low in upper 40’s. We could see quite a bit of wind on Saturday, too. 45 firespots? I know I wasn’t watching this map last year, but that seems like a lot….

Large fires

  • Smith Fire – 42% – 49239 acres
  • Little Bend Creek Fire – 89% – 9432 acres
  • Rough Patch Complex Fire – 86% – 50563.15 acres
  • Chaos Fire – 77% – 28840 acres
  • Janus Fire – 87% – 24797.8 acres
  • Bull Complex Fire – 87% – 24894 acres

At or nearing containment

  • Little Applegate Fire –  100% – 128 acres
  • Devils Knob Complex Fire – 100% – 70109.85 acres
  • Jack Fire – 98% – 24165 acres

This is the older lettuce that’s been harvested for a couple of months. It’s petering out

Yesterday went middling well, although I’m glad I caught up on sleep the day before. I just didn’t drop off and ended up with about 3 hours sleep, total. Of course that last hour and a half was deep enough that I didn’t want to wake on time, but coffee let me get going and Tempus made me a delicious sandwich in the middle of the afternoon.

The nasturtiums took back off!

We had some shoppers in, mostly browsing, but one guy who deliberately took off his mask, had me look up a book and then decided not to get it because it was a new book. <grr> Another young lady came in later who was very nice. That kinda made up for it, but it was a slow day.

The most of the garden at the moment.

I spent quite a lot of the day catching up on messages and mail and I have more to do, still. For the last hour before Herbs Tempus helped me put together another batch of incense for sticks and we got pictures, or mostly got pictures.

Incense materials powdered, measured and mixed.

When we started the Herbs workshop we discovered that the batch of incense from a couple weeks ago had gone moldy, fergossakes…. So I whomped my batch through right up through sticks and cones while another batch got made. The new extruder works pretty well, but it remains to be seen whether the sticks will work or crumble. They’re pretty tender. A couple of batches of dried herbs got processed and then some resin bagged. We closed up a bit early and sat down for a chat waiting for her ride.

Grinding resins

Tempus headed out, only to come right back for the forgotten keys. I finally got some supper and a nap and then sat down here to catch up on more stuff. I have more headers to print, still, and bit of writing to do, more than this…but I’m yawning.

Today we need to get the last of the Halloween stuff down and start getting the other holiday stuff up. I need Tempus to get the headers cut and I need to clean up the back and see how the sticks are drying. Gonna be busy…and we’re going to close on time. Tempus is really tired, already, and our week is just starting. We’re going to be, off and on, putting Thanksgiving bits in the magick section. Did you know that turkey… yeah, the bird we celebrate with…. has its own magickal correspondences?

Photo from 10/17/16 by Ken Gagne of Yachats Bay.

Dandelion, TaraxacumTaraxacum officinale seems to be one of the most common plants ever! Other names are Blowball, Cankerwort, Piss-a-bed and Wild Endive. The two most common species came from Europe to North America, although there are native varieties across the whole northern hemisphere. T. Officinale, and T. erythrospermum are completely edible, blossom to root, although the latex in the sap causes allergic reactions in some people. The most common use is of the raw young leaves and unopened buds in salad, but the leaves add a pleasant bitterness when stir-fryed or stewed to kale and spinach. I often chop and use as a flavorant in bland stews (chicken….or beans) or chop with other strong-flavored herbs and plant tops in not just stew, but fritters, biscuits and breads. The roots can also be used in stews as a starchy vegetable and the crowns are great if blanched, battered and deep-fried! The blossoms are also deep-fried, but more commonly used in tea and wine. The roots may be roasted to make a caffeine-free coffee substitute.  Medicinally it is used as a mild diuretic or laxative, for “bitters” to improve digestion and increasing the appetite. The latex can be used as a mosquito repellent.

Masculine, Jupiter, Air, Hecate. – The coffee substitute can be used to promote psychic powers, or if left hot beside the bed, will call spirits into your dreams. Make an amulet and bury it at the NW corner of your house to bring favorable winds and prevent wind damage. Use for spells against liver and gall bladder complaints, “bound bowels” and general good health. This may be used to welcome beings into your space and of course the “blowball” is a well-known divinatory tool!

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Guy Fawkes Night (often referred to as Bonfire Night) is
celebrated with bonfires and fireworks on November 5, or the closest Friday or Saturday night. On this day in 1605, Guy Fawkes (“the only man ever to enter Parliament with honest intentions”) and collaborators attempted to blow up the English Houses of Parliament over things that make little sense to us today. English people still burn a ‘guy’ in effigy, although the festival is more one of fireworks and parades and parties, rather than something more ominous.

The Fifth of November – English Folk Verse (c.1870)

Remember, remember!
The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!

Guy Fawkes and his companions
Did the scheme contrive,
To blow the King and Parliament
All up alive.

Threescore barrels, laid below,
To prove old England’s overthrow.
But, by God’s providence, him they catch,
With a dark lantern, lighting a match!

A stick and a stake
For King James’s sake!
If you won’t give me one,
I’ll take two,
The better for me,
And the worse for you.

A rope, a rope, to hang the Pope,
A penn’orth of cheese to choke him,
A pint of beer to wash it down,
And a jolly good fire to burn him.

Holloa, boys! holloa, boys! make the bells ring!
Holloa, boys! holloa boys! God save the King!
Hip, hip, hooor-r-r-ray!

Version from http://www.potw.org/archive/potw405.html

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The “Anonymous” mask is actually one that is worn in England on Guy Fawkes Night. This celebration seems to tie in with folk festivals that go far back in history of a night of bonfires in this time of the year. More info:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes_Night

The shop opens at 1pm. Fall hours are Thurs-Mon. 1-6pm. For appointments contact us at 541-563-7154, anjasnihova@yahoo.com, on Facebook or here on the blog, or just leave a note on the door!

Love & Light,
Anja

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Today’s Astro & Calendar

Moon in Scorpio enters Sagittarius at 5:52pm.

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 11/19 at 12:57am. 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 11/6 at 2:15am.

Jupiter and Saturn have passed the stationary points in their retrograde loops and have begun moving eastward (to the left) again with respect to the background stars. This is most noticeable as Jupiter moves past Delta Capricorni, the constellation’s left corner, shown here. Keep watch; the planets’ eastward motion is speeding up.

Jupiter and Saturn continue to shine in the south during evening, 15° apart in Capricornus. Jupiter is the bright one at magnitude –2.5. Saturn, to its right or lower right, is mag +0.6.  In twilight they’re just beginning to tilt. As evening advances they tilt more steeply as they move westward. Saturn sets around 11 or midnight daylight-saving time, Jupiter about an hour later.

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot side, imaged by Christopher Go on May 12. South is up. “Seeing was perfect this morning,” he writes. “These are my best images for the season. The GRS is well resolved with many features visible inside it. There is a [tiny] bright outbreak in the wake of the GRS,” to its right here. Dark material fully outlines the Red Spot Hollow and the spot itself and extends in two lines all the way around the preceding limb (to the left; celestial west).

By the way, fantastically precise velocity measurements of the Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter have just shown (via its gravitational perturbations) that the Great Red Spot extends about 300 km below Jupiter’s visible cloudtops. This is deeper than was expected, but still very shallow compared to the spot’s width of 16,000 km; the great storm is about 50 times wider than deep, a little thinner than two DVDs stacked.
Still, the bottom is below the depth when sunlight penetrates or water condensation occurs. See The Roots of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Run Deep. “For context, Jupiter’s stripes, the brown-red belts and whitish zones, extend much deeper, down to about 3,000 km, or about 4% of the way to the core.”

Photo by NASA

Look 23° (two fists at arm’s length) lower left of Jupiter for Fomalhaut, magnitude +1.2.

How soon after sunset can you see the big Summer Triangle? Face southeast and look high. There’s Altair, currently the triangle’s bottom point. Vega, the Triangle’s brightest star, is nearly at the zenith (as seen from mid-northern latitudes). Deneb is a bit farther to Altair’s upper left.

The Summer Triangle Effect. Here it is early November, but Deneb still shines right near the zenith as the stars come out. And brighter Vega is still not far from the zenith, toward the west. The third star of the “Summer” Triangle, Altair, remains very high in the southwest (high upper right of Jupiter and Saturn). They seem to have stayed there for a couple months! Why have they stalled out? What you’re seeing is the result of sunset and darkness arriving earlier and earlier during autumn. Which means if you go out and starwatch soon after dark, you’re doing it earlier and earlier by the clock. This counteracts the seasonal westward turning of the constellations. Of course this “Summer Triangle effect” applies to the entire celestial sphere, not just the Summer Triangle. But the apparent stalling of that bright landmark inspired Sky & Telescope to give the effect that name many years ago, and it has stuck. Of course, as always in celestial mechanics, a deficit somewhere gets made up elsewhere. The opposite effect makes the seasonal advance of the constellations seem to speed up in early spring. The spring-sky landmarks of Virgo and Corvus seem to dash away westward from week to week almost before you know it, due to darkness falling later and later. Let’s call this the “Corvus effect.”

The Moon reaches perigee, the closest point to Earth in its orbit around our planet, at 3:18 P.M. PDT. It will then sit 222,975 miles (358,843 km) away. Today it’s just a tiny sliver of a crescent, but it will quickly grow brighter and fatter each day.

A meteor during the 2009 Leonid Meteor Shower. – WikiMedia Commons

Take advantage of this dark Moon window tonight to start looking for sporadic meteors, which grace the sky outside of any predicted meteor shower. Because they are sporadic and don’t come from a particular direction, spotting these meteors means finding a dark location and scanning the whole sky slowly over time. At this time of year, you can expect about 8 to 10 sporadic meteors per hour, but this is just an average. In fact, the Leonid meteor shower begins ramping up starting tomorrow and peaks midmonth, so you may see just a few more “sporadic” shooting stars than expected as Earth slowly starts to enter the trail of debris left behind by the shower’s parent body, Comet 55P/Swift-Tuttle.

Runic half-month of Hagalaz/Hagal – October 29-Novmber 12 – The Runic half-month of Hagal commences today, represented by the hailstone of transformation. It is a harbinger of the need to undergo the necessary preparations before the harsh northern Winter.

NIGHT SKY MAP FOR NOVEMBER 2021: CONSTELLATIONS IN THE WATER – https://www.almanac.com/night-sky-map-november-constellations-water
NIGHT SKY FOR NOVEMBER 2021 – NOVEMBER’S GUIDE TO BRIGHT PLANETS – https://www.almanac.com/content/night-sky-november

Sun in Scorpio

Goddess Month of Cailleach/Samhain runs from 10/31 – 11/27
Celtic Tree Month of Ngetal/Reed  Oct 28 – Nov 24
Neptune (12/1) Chiron (12/19), Uranus (1/18/22) Retrograde
Color – White
Planting 11/4&5
©2021 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright

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Celtic Tree Month of Ngetal/Reed  Oct 28 – Nov 24 – nGéadal – (NYEH-dl), reed – The term “reed” is used with great imprecision in North America, but it is clear that the reed of the ogham is the common reed (Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steudel). This is a giant grass, with stems as high as 4 m (13 feet). It grows in marshy areas, where it often forms dense stands. Like most other grasses, the vertical stems live only a single year, dying in the autumn and being replaced with new green shoots in the spring. The dead stems rattle and whisper in late autumn winds. Common reed has spread as a weed throughout the world; in North America it is widespread in cooler climates. Common reed is in the Grass family (Poaceae, or Gramineae).

“The Reed Month, is said by some to be most favorable for communication with ancestral spirits and the strengthening of all family ties, with magickal associations with fertility, love, protection, and family concerns. ‘Thin and slender is the Reed. He stands in clumps at the edge of the river and between his feet hides the swift pike awaiting an unsuspecting minnow to come his way. In his thinness the reed resembles arrows that fly, silver-tipped, up into the unknown air to land at the very source that one had searched for all these years. Firing arrows off into the unknown is an expression of the desire to search out basic truths. If you loose off without direction, the place of landing will be random. If the firing off is carried out with the correct conviction, determination and sense of purpose, then the act becomes secondary to the event that comes both before and after the moment.’”   Source: Earth, Moon and Sky

Ngetal – Reed Ogam letter correspondences
Month: October
Color: Grass Green
Class: Shrub
Letter: NG
Meaning: Upsets or surprises

to study this month Mor – the Sea Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Blue-green
Class: none
Letter: AE, X, XI, M

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Tides for Alsea Bay
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Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~            /Low      Time     Feet   Sunset                                    Visible
F    5     High   1:27 AM     7.5   8:00 AM    Rise  9:00 AM      0
~     5      Low   7:05 AM     1.8   6:00 PM     Set  6:43 PM
~     5     High   1:02 PM     9.4
~     5      Low   7:57 PM    -1.5

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Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Time you enjoy wasting isn’t wasted time.

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Journal Prompt – Personal taste – Do you actively change your habits and behaviors to help the environment? What kinds of things do you do?

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Quotes

~   Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself, were it possible. – George Bancroft (1800-1891) US historian, statesman
~   ‘Lawsuit mania’ … a continual craving to go to law against others, while considering themselves the injured party. – Cesare Lombroso, Italian criminologist, born on November 18, 1835; from The Man of Genius (1891), Pt III, ch. 3
~   The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart. – Maya Angelou
~   He didn’t come out of my belly, but my God, I’ve made his bones, because I’ve attended to every meal, and how he sleeps, and the fact that he swims like a fish because I took him to the ocean. I’m so proud of all those things. But he is my biggest pride. – John Lennon (1940-1980) English singer, songwriter

AUTUMN HOURS

DAYS of the dying year,
Ye have rare beauty in your paler sun

And kindling leaf that falls on mosses sere,
Noiselessly dropping with your mission done.

Only the later bird
Winnows the air, neglectful of its song,

Dropping amid the branches all unheard,
Or through deserted pathways hops along.

Not weary yet for rest,
For its long winter sleep, the squirrel springs

From trunk to swaying branch, in pleasant quest
Of its late harvest where the nut still clings.

And the white frost comes down
Through the chill air, and clothes the yet green grass

With a weird mantle, till the glowing crown
Of the uprisen sun bids the frail beauty pass.

The air takes on its tone
Of mingled grief and sweetness, as if now

Above dead flowers the field is all its own,
From the far hillside to dismantled bough.

Oh, linger yet awhile
With sweet remembrances, with chastened light,

While thought can bask in summer’s genial smile,
Nor fold its wings like flowers at coming blight.  – MRS. HANNAH JANE [WOODMAN] LFAVIS.

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Magick – Magickal Correspondences of Turkey – https://plentifulearth.com/magickal-correspondences-of-turkey/

Turkey is amazingly delicious, and just like all things on Earth, it also vibrates at a frequency that we can use in magick. Keep in mind that this article is written for kitchen magick; all correspondences are meant for culinary enchantments — not sacrifices. So, enchant your turkey as it bakes or empower your turkey sandwich and let the magick flow! As with all spell ingredients, especially living ingredients, we recommend thanking the turkey for its nourishment and energy.

Here’s our list of the magickal properties of Turkey!

Magickal Correspondences of Turkey – Turkey Materia Magicka

  • Latin Name – Meleagris
  • Gender of Turkey – Male
  • Elements that Rule Turkey – Air, Fire
  • Planets that Rule Turkey – Mercury Pluto
  • Signs that Rule Turkey – Libra
  • Deities that Rule Turkey – Ceres, Demeter
  • Chakras that work with Turkey – Heart Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra
  • Turkey’s Magickal Properties – Ancestry work, Increased blessings, Increase generosity, Inspires harmony, Increases motivation, Reinforce traditions

What are some of your favorite ways to use Turkey in your magickal working?

Let us know in the comments below!

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Silliness – Both Ends

“I’m worried about you always being at the bottom of your class,” said the father to his son.
“Don’t worry Dad,” he replied. “They still teach the same thing at both ends.”

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