Minus Tide at 7:56 PM of -0.3 feet. The shop opens at 1pm. Fall hours are Thurs-Mon. 1-6pm. Featured photo found online. House Capuchin Project Day and Potluck from 1-7pm.
[posting at 6pm] Clear and getting colder by the second. 45F, wind at 0-4mph, AQI 8-36, UV1. Chance of rain 5% today and tonight. It should warm up a little, except for Tuesday night. We’re looking at dry until Monday evening but it should taper off by lunchtime on Tuesday. Cloudy on Wednesday, then back to showers. Highs mid-t-upper 50’s. Lows mostly in upper 40’s. 24 firespots, but down to 2 fires…. both contained.
I did spend Friday evening reading and embroidering. It was cold enough in the main room that I retreated to bed after we had supper. Tempus and I both slept until nearly 1am. I turned the big heater on in the front room, but crawled back into bed with the bedroom heater on pretty soon, because it just wasn’t warming up. Low went down to 38F. Oi! The Moon was lovely, though.
Tempus didn’t get in until just before 9 and we toddled off to bed and managed to oversleep! We had the shop open at 10 past, though. I did mail and e-mail and paperwork for a couple of hours, then spent an hour embroidering for Sewing Workshop, then went back to work at my desk. We had a bunch of people in after4pm, even after it got dark and I was doing the mask lecturing again….
Tempus did some cleaning in back and checked up on his incense dough. The little balls of potassium nitrate had dissolved, so he kneaded it thoroughly, and made a trial cone of it. Later, he was chopping up more headers. I’m about 10 sheets ahead of him. 🙂
I spent about an hour, late in the afternoon, chopping veg and getting things ready to cook during the evening and today. I harvested the sorrel, bug-chewed or not, for the bread. …and then I realized how close it was to closing and scrambled to get this done!
I’m going to be cooking some tonight and then reading and embroidering. Today I’m going to be cooking all day, I think. We’ll have the shop open at 1pm, but I have a lot of stuff to finish and to get ready.
Today’s Plant is Sweet William, Dianthus barbatus. It is often called Carnation, just like others of the dianthus species and I’ve seen it mis-named “phlox” on plant tags at Fred Meyer’s. The difference is the scent. It still has a sweet scent, but not of clove, like gillyflower, or no scent, like phlox. The flowers are edible and attract butterflies and bees, and the seeds will draw birds, who sometimes will also go after the flowers. They’re good as cut flowers, lasting a decent while, being tall, and a cluster, rather than multiple stems. Kate Middleton had them in her bouquet as a nice touch when she married her “Sweet William”. They have the meaning of “Gallantry”. – Masculine, Sun, Air, Venus – All-purpose protection, in healing for strength and energy. Magickally it is very similar to Gillyflowers.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_william
Day of Kukulkan (Quetzalcoatl); Mayan Kukulkan – Mayan God from whom the Aztec Quetzalcoatl is derived. – Source of date: The Phoenix and Arabeth 1992 Calendar. The feathered serpent is a major god of the Maya. The symbols date back at least 2000 years, but we don’t really know the forms of the worship. So much was destroyed! More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quetzalcoatl
The shop opens at 1pm. Fall hours are Thurs-Mon. 1-6pm. For appointments contact us at 541-563-7154, email@example.com, on Facebook or here on the blog, or just leave a note on the door!
Love & Light,
Today’s Astro & Calendar
Waning Moon Magick – From the Full Moon to the New is a time for study, meditation, and magic designed to banish harmful energies and habits, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity. Remember: what goes up must come down. Phase ends at the Tide Change on 12/3 at 11:43pm. Waning Gibbous Moon – Best time for draining the energy behind illness, habits or addictions. Magicks of this sort, started now, should be ended before the phase change to the New Moon. – Associated God/dess: Hera/Hero, Cybele, Zeus the Conqueror, Mars/Martius, Anansi, Prometheus. Phase ends at the Quarter on 11/27 at 4:28am.
By about 8 p.m. Orion is clearing the eastern horizon as shown above, depending on how far east or west you live in your time zone. Orion’s tilt while rising depends on your latitude. If you live north of 33° N (Los Angeles, Atlanta, the Nile delta, Shanghai), Betelgeuse will be higher than Rigel. That’s the case in the illustration above, drawn for 40° N. If you’re south of 33°, Rigel will be higher right after they rise; Orion will come up foot first. As the night goes on, however, Betelgeuse always gain the upper position — as seen from anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere.
Down below Orion, Sirius rises around 10 p.m. No matter where they are in the sky, Sirius always follows two hours behind Orion. Or equivalently, one month behind Orion.
Cassiopeia the Queen holds our target for tonight: M52, sometimes called the Scorpion Cluster. This open cluster can be a bit hard to find, simply because it’s laid out against the glittering background of the Milky Way. First find the familiar W of Cassiopeia, an easy-to-spot asterism in the northern sky. Beta (β) Cassiopeiae, also called Caph, is the northwestern most tip of the W, and will guide us right to M52. Simply draw a line from Alpha (α) Cassiopeiae, or Shedar, through Caph, and follow it in the same direction for just a bit more than the same distance. There, about 6° northwest of Caph, is our Scorpion. In binoculars or even your finder scope, it will appear as a fuzzy patch; small (4-inch) scopes will begin to resolve its stars, with a few particularly bright (magnitudes 7, 8, and 11) luminaries present. Overall, M52 glows around magnitude 7 and spans roughly 13′ on the sky. It was cataloged by Charles Messier in 1774, after a comet that year had passed near this young group of stars.
Venus, a dazzling magnitude –4.8, shines in the southwest during and after twilight. Venus has almost reached its greatest height and greatest brilliancy for this apparition. This week it’s on or above the vastly fainter handle of the Sagittarius Teapot.
Runic half month of Naudhiz/ Nyd /Nauthiz – November 13- 27 – Need-fire – Time to prepare for winter. Consciousness is the Necessity. “That which does not destroy me makes me stronger.” – Nietzsche
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
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 – Amber
©2021 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright
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
Color: Grass Green
Meaning: Upsets or surprises
to study this month Mor – the Sea Ogam letter correspondences
Letter: AE, X, XI, M
Tides for Alsea Bay
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
~ /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
Su 21 High 1:54 AM 6.7 7:21 AM Set 9:42 AM 98
~ 21 Low 7:06 AM 3.5 4:44 PM Rise 6:15 PM
~ 21 High 12:46 PM 8.1
~ 21 Low 7:56 PM -0.3
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – God gave the angels Wings, and He gave humans CHOCOLATE.
Journal Prompt – Wiki – What did you eat as a child that you can’t stand now as an adult?
~ Work without love is slavery. Mother Teresa
~ He was staring at the instruments with the air of one who is trying to convert Fahrenheit to centigrade in his head while his house is burning down. – Douglas Adams in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
~ Someday, someone will walk into your life and make you realize why it never worked out with anyone else. – Anonymous
~ Shut up for a moment. If you ask questions and want to hear answers, shut up. – Paul Keating
‘Are you awake, Gemini,
This frosty night?’
‘We’ll be awake till reveille,
Which is Sunrise,’ say the Gemini,
‘It’s no good trying to go to sleep:
If there’s wine to be got we’ll drink it deep,
But sleep is gone for to-night,
But sleep is gone for to-night.’
‘Are you cold too, poor Pleiades,
This frosty night?’
‘Yes, and so are the Hyades:
See us cuddle and hug,’ say the Pleiades,
‘All six in a ring: it keeps us warm:
We huddle together like birds in a storm:
It’s bitter weather to-night,
It’s bitter weather to-night.’
‘What do you hunt, Orion,
This starry night?’
‘The Ram, the Bull and the Lion,
And the Great Bear,’ says Orion,
‘With my starry quiver and beautiful belt
I am trying to find a good thick pelt
To warm my shoulders to-night,
To warm my shoulders to-night.’
‘Did you hear that, Great She-bear,
This frosty night?’
‘Yes, he’s talking of stripping me bare
Of my own big fur,’ says the She-bear,
‘I’m afraid of the man and his terrible arrow:
The thought of it chills my bones to the marrow,
And the frost so cruel to-night!
And the frost so cruel to-night!’
‘How is your trade, Aquarius,
This frosty night?’
‘Complaints is many and various
And my feet are cold,’ says Aquarius,
‘There’s Venus objects to Dolphin-scales,
And Mars to Crab-spawn found in my pails,
And the pump has frozen to-night,
And the pump has frozen to-night.’ – Graves, Robert (1895-1985)
Magick – Turkey Day Bits 2
Did you know?
Thanksgiving Day legal holiday – observed annually in the United States on the fourth Thursday of November. In Canada, Thanksgiving falls on the second Monday in October. Most people celebrate Thanksgiving by gathering with family or friends for a holiday feast. Thanksgiving was first celebrated by Pilgrims and Native Americans in colonial New England in the early 17th century.
Did you know?
Not a lot is really known about the “First Thanksgiving” and what was served there. (Remember, to the pilgrims “corn” was what we know as wheat.) This is a journal entry; one of the few available references about the day.
“Our corn did prove well, and, God be praised, we had a good increase of Indian corn, and our barley indifferent good, but our pease not worth the gathering, for we feared they were too late sown, They came up very well, and blossomed, but the sun parched them in the blossom.
Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together after we had gathered the fruit of our labors. They four in one day killed as much fowl as, with a little help beside, served the company almost a week. At which time, among other recreations, we exercised our arms, many of the Indians coming amongst us, and among the rest their greatest king Massasoit, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted, and they went out and killed five deer, which they brought to the plantation and bestowed upon our governor, and upon the captain, and others. And although it be not always so plentiful as it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so far from want that we often wish you partakers of our plenty.”
E.W., Plymouth, in New England, this 11th of December, 1621. in A RELATION OR Iournal of the beginning and proceedings of the English Plantation settled at Plimoth in NEW ENGLAND, by certaine English Aduenturers both Merchants and others. LONDON,Printed for Iohn Bellamie,..1622. pp. 60-61.
Did you know?
The original Mayflower Compact no longer exists. What does exist is a handwritten copy of the Compact made by Mayflower passenger and Plymouth Colony governor William Bradford, made about 1630 in his manuscript history Of Plymouth Plantation. See a copy at: http://members.aol.com/mayfloweb/compact.html
Here’s the “translation” to modern words:
In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereigne Lord, King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britaine, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c.
Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first colony in the Northerne Parts of Virginia; doe, by these Presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civill Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid; And by Virtue hereof do enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equall Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meete and convenient for the Generall Good of the Colonie; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience.
In Witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape Cod the eleventh of November, in the Raigne of our Sovereigne Lord, King James of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland, the fiftie-fourth, Anno. Domini, 1620. http://w3.one.net/~mweiler/ushda/maycomp.htm
Silliness – Bumper Snickers – Always remember you’re unique, just like everyone else.