Daily Stuff 11-28-21 Alice’s Restaurant Massacree

Hi, folks!

The shop opens at 1pm today. Fall hours are Thurs-Mon. 1-6pm. Featured photo by Josh Orkin. House Capuchin Project Day 1-5pm.

[posting at 6pm.] Cloudy and 56F, wind at 0-20mph and gusting, AQI 8-31, UV1. Chance of rain 21% today and 95% tonight. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY until 3pm Sunday. Today and this evening should be just cloudy and fairly warm, but the rain will be back later that night/early Monday and could give us 1/2 an inch! It should stay mostly dry until Saturday when the showers start back up. highs in the mid-50’s, with nights low 50’s dropping to upper 40’s if the clouds clear off. On Saturday, though, the highs are going to start hovering around 50F for at least a few days. 5 firespots. Two contained fires.

One last Turkey Day thing! This should have been in on Thursday, but I missed it! *** INDIGESTION WATCH FOR THURSDAY ***

*** BELLY ACHE ADVISORY FOR THURSDAY NIGHT ***

TODAY: CONSIDERABLE AMOUNTS OF TURKEY WILL DEVELOP BY AFTERNOON, WITH AVERAGE TEMPERATURES OF BETWEEN 350 TO 400 DEGREES. A HEAVY ACCUMULATION OF CRANBERRY SAUCE AND STUFFING WILL LIKELY ACCOMPANY THE TURKEY BY LATE IN THE DAY. PROBABILITY OF FOOTBALL GAMES WILL RISE TO 100 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT: RESIDUAL SWEET AND MASHED POTATOES, ALONG WITH A FLOOD OF GRAVY . . . ESPECIALLY IN POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. PROBABILITY OF FOOTBALL GAMES WILL DIMINISH TO NEAR ZERO BY EVENING.

TOMORROW: A LONG FRONTAL LINE IS EXPECTED TO STALL IN THE VICINITY OF MOST DEPARTMENT STORES AND SHOPPING CENTERS. STILL A GOOD CHANCE OF LINGERING TURKEY OR ISOLATED STUFFING.

SATURDAY: RESIDUAL TURKEY ACCOMPANIED BY DRIFTING AREAS OF MAYONNAISE IN SOME SPOTS.

LONG RANGE OUTLOOK FOR SUNDAY: STILL A CHANCE OF SOME LEFTOVER TURKEY, ACCOMPANIED ONCE AGAIN BY AN INCREASING RISK OF FOOTBALL.

I’m sorry about yesterday’s newsletter. I was so exhausted by the end of the day on Friday that I just couldn’t think enough to write. I’m really hoping this is just because of the crazy schedule of the last 7 days, but I was even still tired during the day, yesterday.

Friday was pretty slow as far as customers…. maybe 6 or 8? But Isabeau and Coleman showed up and we talked about his new shop, cut out a new tunic for me, and all ate turkey day leftovers bfore they headed home. ….and then I sat at the ‘puter trying to right and failing miserably. Tempus and I both gave up around 7pm, packed up and headed home.

I was up for awhile in the middle of the night …got up with Tempus when he was getting ready to head out on the paper route… finished the embroidered bookmark that I’ve been doing this week and started another and got it about the 1/2-way point in between working on another Honor Harrington book. I also noshed a bit on leftovers, and had a bit of one of the lovely root beers that Tempus picked up last week.

Today he got in late. I know it was past 9:30, but I only got conscious enough to register that he was crawling in and to snuggle up, then threw off all the covers until he, complaining mightily, but utterly unintelligibly, grabbed ’em back!

We got up and got to the shop about 10 minutes late, since we really needed to pack up dishes for the dishwasher. We had all of 5 customers in, one sale…. this “Buy Nothing!” bit hurts us small businesses! I’m not sure why we have to pay for Amazon’s excesses. <grumble, grumble> We’re hoping to head out soon (it’s nearing 6pm) to go home, eat and splat….

Before you get all tired out of holiday songs…. the King’s Singers, muhgawds, their *voices*!

Photo from 11/20/20 by Josh Orkin, used with permission

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Today’s plant is Oregon IrisIris tenax. I grew up calling Iris flowers “ladies’ ball gowns”. Local peoples used the tough leaves for making string and rope mostly for snares. –Feminine, Venus, Water – sacred to Iris and Juno, their magicks are used for purification and magicks including 3’s. The three petals stand for faith, wisdom and valor and can be used in magicks to promote these qualities. More on Oregon Iris here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iris_tenax More on Iris in general here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iris_%28plant%29

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Today is the anniversary of the 1965 “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” immortalized in the song “Alice’s Restaurant” that became almost an anthem in the late 60’s. The song by Arlo Guthrie hit #17 on the Billboard chart. We usually listen to it on KLCC after the noon news on Thanksgiving, and but had to catch it on Youtube this year! More here:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice%27s_Restaurant …and the youtube here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m57gzA2JCcM

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 Virgo

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. Waning Crescent Moon –Best time for beginning introspective magicks that are more long term (full year cycle) A good time for beginning knot magicks to “bind up” addictions and illness (finish just before the Tide Change of Dark to New) and “tying up loose ends” God/dess aspects – Demeter weeping for her Daughter, Mabon, Arachne Tyr. Phase ends on 11/29 at 11:43am.

Around 7 or 8 p.m. this week, the Great Square of Pegasus stands in its level position very high toward the south. (It’s straight overhead if you’re as far south as Miami.) Its western (right) side points very far down toward Fomalhaut. Its eastern side points down toward Beta Ceti, also known as Deneb Kaitos or Diphda, less far down and less directly.

Now descending farther: If you have a very good view down to a dark south horizon — and if you’re not much farther north than roughly New York, Denver, or Madrid — picture an equilateral triangle with Fomalhaut and Beta Ceti as its top two corners. Near where the third corner would be (just a bit right of that point) is Alpha Phoenicis, or Ankaa, in the constellation Phoenix. It’s magnitude 2.4, not very bright but the brightest thing in its area. It has a yellow-orange tint (binoculars help check). Have you ever seen anything of the constellation Phoenix before?

Seldom-seen maria – Consolidated Lunar Atlas/UA/LPL; Clementine (NASA/JPL/USGS)

Last Quarter Moon occurs at 4:28 A.M. PST this morning. One of the best things about the Moon is that you can see it even with the Sun in the sky. At sunrise, the Moon is high in the south, located in Leo the Lion. It won’t set until after noon. Consider taking a little time during or after your morning routine to gaze at our satellite against the blue backdrop of the daytime sky. Of course, if you observe before dawn, you’ll certainly get more detail. Plus, it’s easy to train binoculars or a telescope on the bright lunar face. Some of the most noticeable features on the Last Quarter Moon are the vast Mare Imbrium, bordered to the east by the rugged Apennine Mountains, with the large crater Copernicus below it. Running in a line down the center of our satellite near the terminator are the craters Herschel, Ptolemaeus, Alphonsus, and Arzachel. The large crater Clavius, famous for a curve of several smaller craterlets within it, is the highlight of the lunar south.

Mercury is out of sight in conjunction with the Sun.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Ganymede’s shadow hits the spot – The shadows of the Galilean moons regularly cross Jupiter’s disk. Viewers in western North America can see Europa’s shadow on the gas giant’s cloud tops the morning of February 28. In this image, the Hubble Space Telescope captured Ganymede’s shadow silhouetted against the Great Red Spot. – NASA/ESA/A. Simon (GSFC)

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot should transit the planet’s central meridian around 7:02 p.m. EST. Features on Jupiter are in fine view (closer to the central meridian than to the limb) for 50 minutes before and after they transit. A light blue or green filter helps a bit.

This mosaic shows the surfaces of Jupiter’s four Galilean moons images, as seen by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft. NASA/JPL/DLR

During this time, the tiny black shadow of Io will be crossing Jupiter. Bright little Io itself enters Jupiter’s eastern edge at 7:16 p.m. EST. The shadow finally departs Jupiter’s western edge at 8:34 p.m. EST.

Constellation of Cetus. Menkar is near the top left.

Let’s spend tonight in Cetus the Whale, rising in the East as the Sun sets. Let the constellation climb a bit higher, then pull out binoculars or a telescope to track down M77, a beautiful face-on spiral galaxy. To locate M77, first find magnitude 4.1 Delta Ceti, which sits just south of the Cetus’ Head asterism. M77 is a bit less than 1° east-southeast of this star. At 9th magnitude, even small binoculars will show it, although larger lenses (50 millimeters or greater) are better. Through binoculars, you’ll catch M77 as a dim, oval-shaped glow. With a telescope and higher magnification, you may begin to make out its dimmer spiral arms. The galaxy spans roughly 7′ by 6′ on the sky and sits between 50 million and 60 million light-years away. The bright core of this galaxy is extremely energetic, which astronomers believe is due to an actively feeding supermassive black hole some 10 million times the mass of our Sun.

Asteroid 4 Vesta is in conjunction with the Sun at 5 A.M. EST, while Mercury reaches superior conjunction at midnight EST tonight. The small planet will slip out of the Sun’s glare and into the evening sky in late December.

Venus, a dazzling magnitude –4.9, shines in the southwest during and after twilight. Venus has reached its greatest height and greatest brilliancy for this apparition.

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 Runic half-month of Isa/ Is November 28-12 Literally, ‘ice’: a static period. The time of waiting before birth. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, 1992

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 Sagittarius

Goddess Month of Cailleach/Samhain runs from 10/31 – 11/27
Goddess Month of Astrea runs from 11/28 – 12/25
Celtic tree month of Ruis (Elder) (Nov 25 – Dec 22)
Neptune (12/1) Chiron (12/19), Uranus (1/18/22) Retrograde
Color – Indigo/Gold
©2021 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright

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Celtic Tree Month of Ruis/Elder  Nov 25 – Dec 22 – Ruis – (RWEESH), elder – Celtic tree month of Ruis (Elder) commences (Nov 25 – Dec 22) – Like other Iron Age Europeans, the Celts were a polytheistic people prior to their conversion to (Celtic) Christianity. The Celts divided the year into 13 lunar cycles (months or moons). These were linked to specific sacred trees which gave each moon its name. Today commences the Celtic tree month of Elder.
Elder or Elderberry (Sambucus) is a genus of fast-growing shrubs or small trees in the family Caprifoliaceae. They bear bunches of small white or cream coloured flowers in the Spring, that are followed by bunches of small red, bluish or black berries. The berries are a very valuable food resource for many birds. Common North American species include American Elder, Sambucus canadensis, in the east, and Blueberry Elder, Sambucus glauca, in the west; both have blue-black berries. The common European species is the Common or Black Elder, Sambucus nigra, with black berries.
The common elder (Sambucus nigra L.) is a shrub growing to 10 m (33 feet) in damp clearings, along the edge of woods, and especially near habitations. Elders are grown for their blackish berries, which are used for preserves and wine. The leaf scars have the shape of a crescent moon. Elder branches have a broad spongy pith in their centers, much like the marrow of long bones, and an elder branch stripped of its bark is very bone-like. The red elder (S. racemosa L.) is a similar plant at higher elevations; it grows to 5 m (15 feet). Red elder extends its native range to northern North America, and it is cultivated along with other native species, but common elders are seldom seen in cultivation. Elders are in the Honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae).

Ruis – Elder Ogam letter correspondences
Month: Makeup days of the thirteenth Moon
Color: Red
Class: Shrub
Letter: R
Meaning: End of a cycle or problem.

to study this month Straif – Blackthorn Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Purple
Class: Chieftain
Letter: SS, Z, ST
Meaning: Resentment; Confusion; Refusing to see the truth

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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
Sa  27     High   6:43 AM     6.5   7:28 AM     Set  1:33 PM      57
~    27      Low  12:28 PM     3.7   4:40 PM
~    27     High   5:40 PM     6.1

Su  28      Low  12:35 AM     1.2   7:29 AM    Rise 12:24 AM      47
~    28     High   7:29 AM     6.9   4:39 PM     Set  1:55 PM
~    28      Low   1:40 PM     3.1
~    28     High   7:02 PM     6.0

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Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Have you ever met a hater doing better than you?

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Journal Prompt – Friends – What would you do if you saw a friend cheating—report it, confront the friend, nothing—and why?

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Quotes

~   Monday, September 19, 1692.  About noon at Salem, Giles Corey was pressed to death for standing Mute; much pains was used with him two days, one after another, by the court and Capt. Gardner of Nantucket who had been of his acquaintance, but all in vain. – Judge Sewall; Giles Corey was one of 20 people executed for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692
~   If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses. Lenny Bruce (1925-1966) US comic
~   You know, one had as good be out of the world, as out of the fashion. – Colley Cibber (1671-1757) English actor, playwright
~   And I want to thank you for all the enjoyment you’ve taken out of it. – Julius “Groucho” Marx (1890-1977) US comic, actor

THE wild November comes at last
THE wild November comes at last
Beneath a veil of rain ;
The night-wind blows its folds aside,
Her face is full of pain.

The latest of her race, she takes
The autumn’s vacant throne :
She has but one short moon to live,
And she must live alone.

A barren realm of withered fields :
Bleak woods of fallen leaves :
The palest morns that ever dawned :
The dreariest of eves :

It is no wonder that she comes, Poor month ! with tears of pain :
For what can one so hopeless do
But weep, and weep again ! – RICHARD HENRY STODDARD.

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Yule Magick – Yule Correspondences

Symbolism – Rebirth of the Sun, The longest night of the year, The Winter Solstice, Introspect, Planning for the Future.

Symbols  – Yule log, or small Yule log with 3 candles, evergreen boughs or wreaths, holly, ivy, fir trees, mistletoe hung in doorways, gold pillar candles, baskets of clove studded fruit, a simmering pot of wassail, poinsettias, christmas cactus.

Deities – Goddesses-Brighid, Isis, Demeter, Gaea, Diana, The Great Mother. Gods-Apollo, Ra, Odin, Lugh, The Oak King, The Horned One, The Green Man, The Divine Child, Mabon, Hathor, Hecate, Neith, Athene, Minerva, Ixchel, Osiris, Norns, Fates
Foods – Cookies and caraway cakes soaked in cider, Yule Cake (rich fruit cake), fruits, nuts, pork dishes, turkey, eggnog, ginger tea, mulled wine, spiced cider. Include many that have solar symbolism. Cookies are round like the sun, eggnog is golden and fertile, gingerbread is hot and spicy, and fruitcake bears red and orange highlights. As a side, try a little flaming brandy to warm you up

Incense – Pine, cedar, bayberry, cinnamon

Scents – violet, patchouli, rose geranium, frankincense, myrrh, lilac
Colours – Red, green, white or gold, silver, yellow, orange or blood red, white and black

Herbs – Bayberry, thistle, evergreen, frankincense, holly, ivy, laurel, mistletoe, oak, pine, sage, yellow cedar, holly, English ivy, fir

Flowers – holly, poinsettia, Christmas cactus
Trees – pine, fir, holly
Nature Spirits – snow faeries, storm faeries, winter tree faeries
Animals – mouse, deer, horse, bear
Birds – rook, robin, snowy owl
Stones – Rubies, bloodstones, garnets, emeralds, diamonds, serpentine, jacinth, peridot

Activities – Caroling, wassailing the trees, burning the Yule log, decorating the Yule tree, exchanging of presents, kissing under the mistletoe, honoring Kris Kringle (more commonly known nowadays as Santa Claus) the Germanic Pagan God of Yule.

Suggested Altar Decorations – Use a Green Altar cloth, with green and red God and Goddess candles. Decorate the Altar with evergreens, holly and ivy, fir tree boughs, and possibly your Yule Log. Use Ale or Mulled wine and rich fruit cake for your Cakes and Ale feast. 

Power Flow – to endure, die, be reborn; Earth tides turning. Darkness. Personal alchemy.

Spiritual paths – Reach out to friends and family, the lonely and needy.

Spellworkings of Yule – Peace, harmony, love, and increased happiness.

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Silliness –

The Pail

Back in Old England, two gentlemen were walking down the street when one stumbled over a mop bucket that had been left out. “My dear friend,” exclaimed the other, “I lament your death exceedingly.”
“My death?!”
“Why, yes–you have just kicked the bucket.”
“Not so,” rejoined the first. “I have only turned a little pail.”

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