Daily Stuff 2-12-22 Artemis

Hi, folks!

[Tide] The shop opens at 1pm. Winter hours are 1-6pm Thurs.-Mon. Featured photo by Ken Gagne. [workshop]

 [posting at 6pm] Rain gauge at noon on 2/11 – Dry, Sunny all day. 58F, wind at 0-10mph and gusting, AQI 22-34, UV2. Chance of rain 3% today and 5% tonight. It should be clear and warm (643/45) today and then cloud up on Sunday (56/45). Monday we’re looking at a good chance (90%) of rain (48/42). Tue/Wed (48/42) about a 45% chance of showers in the morning. Thur/Fri (51/41) partly cloudy, then clouds and showers for the rest of the 10-day. 1 fire, 5 firespots.

We got home a little earlier than usual Thursday evening. We ate, offloaded the car and then Tempus took off for the bulk route during the evening and then the subscriber route during the night. I slept for several hours after he left, then got up and sorted books for awhile, putting some by to read and some for sale. We’ve been setting out books all day.

We got going this morning and drove into town under a bright blue sky. I started in on getting my photos together for the recording during the evening, because there was a message that a friend was going to stop by. I got Tempus to clean up the sofa and he started making bread right after that.

I had asked him to scrub the 2 horseradish roots of dirt, but he thought it meant all of the roots and scrubbed one of the ones that was sprouting all the way to death and may have done in the small plant, too. <sigh> I’m at least going to pot that up to see if I can salvage it. The others will get processed into 2-tablespoon measures of “horseradish sludge” and frozen. I will save a little fresh, since I’d like to make some of the german mustard.

I’ve been working on books around the edges of other things, trying to get them into the inventory before they go onto the shelves. I’ll do my recording tonight and then we’ll head home. Today is a usual Saturday. We’ll open at 1pm and Sewing is at 3pm. Other than that, I’ll be working on books, since I’m taking another box home tonight.

Ken Gagne from 1/15/15 – Mergansers on the Yachats River

plant flower Dogviolet viola adunca

Today’s Plant is the Early Blue VioletViola adunca. – Violet leaves contain more vitamin A than spinach, and a half-cup of leaves has more vitamin C than four oranges, but rhizomes, fruits and seeds are poisonous. Other common names include the hooked-spur violet, Cascade violet, sand violet and the western dog violet. Found on Wiki here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viola_adunca or here:http://blogs.evergreen.edu/sustainableprisons/blog/2012/01/12/spp-plant-profile-early-blue-violet-viola-adunca/  Feminine, Venus, Water – Protects against malevolent spirits, brings changes in luck & fortune, wear to help with headaches, dizziness and to bring calm and sleep, wear in a green sachet to heal wounds.


Today was one of the feasts of Artemis in the Ancient World, although she is usually venerated on the 6th day of each month. Now, we usually think of her as the lady of the crescent moon, the Daughter face of the Goddess, but she is still the goddess of the hunt and of deer and the protector, both of girls and of women in childbirth. She had a chariot drawn by golden deer and several hunting dogs given her by Pan. She carries, not just a bow, but also a spear and net or a lyre. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemis

Winter hours are 1-6pm Thurs.-Mon. Need something off hours? Give us a call at 541-563-7154 or Facebook message or email at anjasnihova@yahoo.com If we’re supposed to be closed, but it looks like we’re there, try the door. If it’s open, the shop’s open! In case of bad weather, check here at the blog for updates, on our Facebook as Ancient Light, or call the shop.

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 at 2:16 at 8:56am. 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 2/14 at 8:56pm.

On Sunday the 13th, the Castor-Pollux line briefly spears the Moon during evening (for most of North America) as the Moon travels eastward.

The waxing gibbous Moon shines in Gemini this evening. Castor and Pollux are lower left of it early after dark. This whole pattern rotates clockwise as it moves across the sky through the night. So Castor and Pollux shine directly left of the Moon later in the evening, then above the Moon in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Venus’ big day – Venus shares the morning sky with Mercury and Mars on Feb. 12, when it reaches greatest brilliancy. – Astronomy: Roen Kelly

Venus officially reaches greatest brilliancy when it is 26 percent lit. That moment occurs at 10 A.M. PST today. Earth’s sister planet is blazing at magnitude –4.9 in the southeastern sky before dawn this morning. Venus rises around 4:30 A.M. local time but, because it’s so bright, you can observe it far into twilight as sunrise approaches — just make sure to put away your binoculars or telescope a few minutes before local sunrise to prevent accidental (and serious) damage to your eyes. The planet is not often quite this bright at greatest brilliancy — typically it reaches only magnitude –4.5. But this time around, Venus is a bit closer to Earth than usual — only 38 million miles (61 million kilometers) — resulting in greater brightness.

Sagittarius Teapot asterism and galactic center – Several stars in the constellation Sagittarius make up the Teapot asterism (lower left). This region of the sky features heavily on your predawn observing checklist this week. – gianni (Flickr)

Venus also passes 7° north of Mars later today at 8 P.M. EST. This morning, the two planets are roughly the same distance apart, both floating just north of the handle of the Teapot asterism in Sagittarius. Mars shines a much dimmer magnitude 1.3 and, through a telescope, its 4″-wide disk appears 95 percent lit.

Cassiopeia and the Big Dipper with Polaris between.

By 9 p.m. or so, the Big Dipper stands on its handle in the northeast. In the northwest, Cassiopeia also stands on end (its brighter end) at about the same height. Between them is Polaris.

Jupiter (magnitude –2.0, in Aquarius) sinks ever lower in evening twilight day by day, soon to depart. Look for it above your west-southwest horizon as twilight deepens. It sets before twilight ends.

Runic half-month of Sowulo/ Sigel, 2/12-26 It represents the power of the force of good throughout the world and is the harbinger of victory and ascendancy over darkness..

Sun in Aquarius

Goddess Month of of Bridhe, runs from 1/23 – 2/19
Celtic Tree Month of Luis/Rowan, Jan 21-Feb 17, Luis (LWEESH)
Celtic Tree Month of Nuin/Nion  Ash  Feb 18Mar 17
Color – Blue
Planting 2/12&13
©2022 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright


Celtic Tree Month of Luis/Rowan, Jan 21-Feb 17, Luis (LWEESH)/rowan – The rowan, or mountain ash (Sorbus aucuparia L.) is related to servceberries. The red berries were historically used to lure birds into traps, and the specific epithet aucuparia comes from words meaning “to catch a bird”. Birds are also responsible for dispersing the seeds. Rowans thrive in poor soils and colonize disturbed areas. In some parts of Europe they are most common around ancient settlements, either because of their weedy nature or because they were planted. Rowans flower in May. They grow to 15 m (50 feet) and are members of the Rose family (Rosaceae). They are cultivated in North America, especially in the northeast.

Luis – Rowan Ogam letter correspondences
Month: December
Color: Grey and Red
Class: Peasant
Letter: L
Meaning: Controlling your life; Protection against control by others.

Quert – Apple Ogam letter correspondences to study this month
Month: None
Color: Green
Class: Shrub
Letter: Q
Meaning: A choice must be made


Tides for Alsea Bay

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~            /Low      Time      Feet   Sunset                                    Visible
Sa  12      Low   3:16 AM     4.0   7:20 AM     Set  5:12 AM      78
~    12     High   9:04 AM     7.4   5:41 PM    Rise  1:38 PM
~    12      Low   4:31 PM     0.5
~    12     High  11:16 PM     6.0


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Mastery energizes my actions. I am empowered by the Truth of Spirit. 


Journal Prompt – Personal Experiences – What are a few qualities you dislike in other people, and why?



~   Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. – Benjamin Franklin
~   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
~   If venereal delight and the power of propagating the species were permitted only to the virtuous, it would make the world very good. – James Boswell (1740-1795) Scottish biographer
~   For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind. – Dale Carnegie

And then the snows came, and the squirrel slept
Within the upper chambers of the oak;
And through the night the watchful rabbit leapt
And the wild fox within his den awoke. – James Newton Matthews (1852–1910)


Valentine’s Magick – Recipes

Lover’s Beef Burgundy Filet – One must be very careful who this is prepared for. Like a magic love potion, it brings out the lover in ANYone. Through trial and error, I learned very quickly not to prepare this for a mere ‘casual date’ UNLESS you want that ‘casual date’ to become ‘more’….By ttinkerbel

Recipe Summary

  • Prep: 40 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Total: 6 hrs 40 mins
  • Additional: 5 hrs 40 mins
  • Servings: 8
  • Nutrition Info

Ingredients – Original recipe yields 8 servings

  • 4 cups Burgundy wine
  • 1 ½ cups canola oil
  • 1 ½ cups soy sauce
  • 2 cups oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
  • 8 (6 ounce) fillets filet mignon
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon Burgundy wine
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon minced green onions1 teaspoon ground white pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan, mix together Burgundy wine, canola oil, soy sauce, oyster sauce, garlic and oregano. Bring to a boil, and then remove from heat. Place in the refrigerator 1 hour, or until chilled.
  2. Place filet mignon filets in a 9×13 inch baking dish, and pour the chilled marinade over them. Cover tightly with foil, and refrigerate for a minimum of 5 hours.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream butter and 1 teaspoon of Burgundy wine with a hand mixer. Mix in shallots, green onions and white pepper by hand; cover tightly, and refrigerate.
  4. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil grate. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).
  5. Grill marinated filets to desired doneness, turning once. Place filets in a clean 9×13 inch baking dish. Dollop with the Burgundy butter mixture, and place in the preheated oven for a minute, or until butter is melted.

Tip – Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts – Per Serving: – 883 calories; 73.8 g total fat; 116 mg cholesterol; 3290 mg sodium. 8 g carbohydrates; 28.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Steamed Lobster Tails Recipe by:Nancy – https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/99742/steamed-lobster-tails/

“This basic recipe for steamed lobster tails is the best way to ensure perfect lobster every time.”


  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 4 (6 ounce) lobster tails
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


  • Prep – 2 m
  • Cook
  • 8 m – Ready In – 10 m

Pour about 1 inch of water in the bottom of a large pot and bring to a boil. Add the salt and place a steamer insert inside the pot so that it is just above the water level. Put the lobster tails on the rack and cover the pot. Cover and steam for 8 minutes. And don’t peek! Serve with melted butter.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 356 calories; 24.5 g fat; 0.9 g carbohydrates; 32.2 g protein; 223 mg cholesterol; 1987 mg sodium. Full nutrition

Sexy Shrimp Scampi – Recipe by:TRAILINDAWG – “This simple but flavorful Scampi is sure to be a big hit.” – https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/136525/sexy-shrimp-scampi/


  • 30 medium shrimp – peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Prep = 20 m
  • Cook – 15 m
  • Ready In – 45 m
  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Toss the shrimp in a bowl with the olive oil, melted butter, garlic, salt, and pepper; set aside for 10 minutes. Arrange the shrimp in a circular pattern in a round casserole dish.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the shrimp are pink and cooked through, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts – Per Serving: 342 calories; 26.3 g fat; 1.2 g carbohydrates; 24.8 g protein; 259 mg cholesterol; 825 mg sodium. Full nutrition


Silliness – Sniglet – Any word which should be in the dictionary but isn’t. – scrit (skrit) – n. Anything that’s been in the same place for at least fifty years without being used, such as the archaic bottles of hair tonic on a barber’s counter.

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