Daily Stuff 6-25-22 Rainbow Flag

Hi, folks!

First Minus Tide of the cycle at 5:21 AM of -0.2 feet. The shop opens at 1pm. Summer hours are 1-6pm Thurs.-Mon. Featured photo by girlinwaterphotography. Sewing Workshop at 3pm.

 [posting at 6pm] Bright sunshine and a warm-ish breeze! 65F, wind at 3-12mph and gusting, AQI 14-36, UV8. Chance of rain 1% today and 2% tonight. The “swirl” is a little farther south, but no closer. There is some rain out at sea. HEAT ADVISORY from noon Sat to 10pm Sun. Waldport Temps predicted 81F. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY (wind) until 3am Sun. Forecast – Today(81/57) Sunny & Hot. Tomorrow(72/55) Sunny and warm. Mon(66/54) Partly cloudy, more normal temps. Tue(60/52) tiny chance of AM showers. Wed-Sat(62/54)AM Clouds, PM Sun. Sun(60/54) Cloudy. 0 Firespots.

Even though the newsletter went out very late, I was awake because of the 6 hours of sleep I had gotten, so the rest of the night was spent alternating prepping vegetables and making soup, and then other 1/2 of the time at the computer, working on files. I finally quit around 6am, but after a nap, I was awake again…. hurting. The nap bed is good for naps, not sleep…. I was awake when Tempus got in around 8:30 and tossed and turned for another hour before dropping off again.

So we dragged ourselves out of bed, very late, yesterday and were about 5 minutes late opening, because we were still rubbing our eyes. Tempus went in back to start coffee and Leslie came in a few minutes later. We talked again until well past 3… well, we haven’t seen each other since the Plague started. She picked up some stuff from the shop, particularly the wood butter, since she really likes it for her rosewood salad set. Tempus got me my 2nd cup of coffee just after she headed out and some cottage cheese, and I caught up messages, then started this.

The soup is waiting for my veg peeler that’s at home, then I’ll bottle and fridge it. Tempus is cleaning the fridge at the moment, and then I’m going to stand on my head in the freezer for awhile to make space for the veg box. I may have more cooking to do, and I think I’m going to make hrudka over the shop “weekend”, since I can crockpot it. I didn’t make any for easter and I’m missing it.

Today we’ll be open at the regular time. I am *so* hoping that the weather forecast is wrong, even if it’s dropped 8 degrees since last morning. It’s only barely gone over 60F today, so I keep hoping…. Sewing Workshop is at 3pm. I have some small hand projects to work on, unless someone comes in with a question or for help on a project.

Photo from 6/24/17 of a Juvenile Red Rock crab by Jamie Marie@girlinwaterphotography Perfect for the Sun in Cancer! (used with permission)


Today’s feast is in honor of the day that the Gay Pride Rainbow Flag first flew in 1978. It has a history and the color order is that of the spectrum. It may have been used in the 60′s as a diversity symbol but this is the first one associated with a large Gay Pride day.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_flag_(LGBT_movement)

Today’s Plant is Cow parsnipHeracleum lanatum, or Indian CeleryGrowing in every damp place along the roads out here, this is easily confused with seacoast angelica, and other plants, and even dangerously with water hemlock, if you don’t look carefully, or dig it up to check the root. It’s a huge plant (over 6 feet tall) with leaves large enough to make a hat from! Local peoples used it as a poultice plant for bruises and sores. The young stems and leaf stalks can be peeled and eaten in spring. The root makes a nice yellow dye. – Feminine, Water, Moon, Hathor – The flowers glow in the moonlight and I have used this as a plant of sacrifice to Bona Dea or the Great Mother in one of her many aspects as it is a symbol of the plenty of spring. More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heracleum_lanatum

Summer hours are 1-6pm Thurs.-Mon., although we’re often here later as the days get longer. 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

Moon in Taurus enters Gemini at 4:13pm.

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 6/28 at 4:53am. Hecate’s Brooch – 3-5 days before New Moon – Best time for Releasing Rituals. It’s the last few days before the new moon, the time of Hecate’s Brooch. This is the time that if you’re going to throw something out, or sweep the floors, or take stuff to Good Will, do it! Rid yourself of negativity and work on the letting go process. Release the old, removing unwanted negative energies, addictions, or illness. Do physical and psychic cleansings. Good for wisdom & psychic ability. Goddess Aspect: Crone – Associated God/desses: Callieach, Banshee, Hecate, Baba Yaga, Ereshkigal, Thoth. Phase ends at the Dark on 6/26 at 4:53pm .

on the mornings of the 25th, 26th, and 27th, the thinning Moon passes Venus and Mercury low on the dawn. The visibility of the fainter objects in the brightening sky is exaggerated in these scenes; bring binoculars.

Venus & the Pleiades



This is the time of year when the two brightest stars of summer, Arcturus and Vega, are about equally high overhead right after dark: Arcturus toward the southwest, Vega toward the east. Arcturus and Vega are 37 and 25 light-years away, respectively. They represent the two commonest types of naked-eye star: a yellow-orange K giant and a white A main-sequence star. They’re 150 and 50 times brighter than the Sun, respectively — which, combined with their nearness, is why they dominate the evening sky.

Turtle in space – NGC 6210 is a planetary nebula popularly known as the Turtle Nebula. It lies in Hercules and is visible all night in the summer. – Judy Schmidt (Flickr)

Hercules the Strongman is high in the east by sunset. Inside this constellation is our target: the planetary nebula NGC 6210. This magnitude 9.2 nebula, sometimes called the Turtle Nebula, can be spotted from most locations with large binoculars or a small scope. To locate it, find magnitude 2.8 Beta (β) Herculis, then scan 4° east-northeast. The Turtle rivals M57, the famous Dumbbell Nebula, in brightness. But NGC 6210 is just 48″ across at its widest point, and it shrinks to an apparent 30″ or so at best through most amateur telescopes. Still, it won’t appear exactly starlike — instead, according to Astronomy columnist Stephen James O’Meara, it will look like a swollen star seen through poor atmospheric conditions. What you’re actually seeing, though, are shells of gas and dust ejected by a dying Sun-like star.

For those in or near the Washington, D.C. area, the annual Astronomy Festival on the National Mall event is tonight. This free public outreach event runs from 6 P.M. to 11 P.M. EDT between 3rd and 4th Streets, SW, across from the National Museum of the American Indian. There will be telescopes for viewing, outreach booths from numerous universities and organizations, and scientists available to answer questions and help you explore the night sky.

Neptune, magnitude 7.9 at the Aquarius-Pisces border, is fairly well up in the southeast just before dawn begins.

Runic half-month of Dagaz/ Dag, 6/14-6/28. – Beneficial rune of light, health, prosperity and openings, signifying the high point of the day and the high point of the year when in light and warmth all things are possible.

Sun in Cancer

Pluto Retrograde (10/8), Saturn (10/23)
Goddess Month of Rosea runs from 6/13 – 7/10
Celtic Tree Month of Duir/Oak, Jun 10 – Jul 7
Color – Grey
Planting 6/23-25
©2022 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright


Celtic Tree Month of Duir/Oak, Jun 10 – Jul 7 – The oak of myth and legend is the common oak (Quercus robur L.). It is sometimes called the great oak, which is a translation of its Latin name (robur is the root of the English word “robust”). It grows with ash and beech in the lowland forests, and can reach a height of 150 feet and age of 800 years. Along with ashes, oaks were heavily logged throughout recent millennia, so that the remaining giant oaks in many parts of Europe are but a remnant of forests past. Like most other central and northern European trees, common oaks are deciduous, losing their leaves before Samhain and growing new leaves in the spring so that the trees are fully clothed by Bealltaine. Common oaks are occasionally cultivated in North America, as are the similar native white oak, valley oak, and Oregon oak. Oaks are members of the Beech family (Fagaceae). Curtis Clark

Duir – Oak Ogam letter correspondences
Month: May
Color: Black and Dark Brown
Class: Chieftain
Letter: D
Meaning: Security; Strength

to study this month – Eadha – White Poplar or Aspen Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Silver White
Class: Shrub
Letter: E
Meaning: Problems; Doubts; Fears.


Tides for Alsea Bay

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~            /Low      Time     Feet   Sunset                                    Visible
Sa  25       Low   5:21 AM    -0.2   5:33 AM    Rise  3:09 AM      16
~    25     High  11:47 AM     5.3   9:05 PM     Set  6:23 PM
~    25       Low   4:48 PM     2.8
~    25     High  10:48 PM     7.6


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have — the older she gets the more interested he is in her.


Journal Prompt – Current Affairs – Explain a time when an advertisement or a commercial made you want to buy something.



~   The more you know yourself, the more clarity there is. Self-knowledge has no end, you don’t come to an achievement, you don’t come to a conclusion. It is an endless river. – J. Krishnamurti
~   I see no reason why I should tickle stones or waste time on polishing bronze. – Louise Nevelson (1889-1988) Russian artist
~   He who warns is not to be blamed. – Fljotsdale Saga, c.23
~   Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be. – John Wooden

Poem lyrics of The Charge Of The Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson. (No matter how stupid this event was, it was indeed heroic…and tragic, in the original sense. Remember that June is the month of the Sacrifice of the God.)

Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
“Forward the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns!” he said.
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

 “Forward, the Light Brigade!”
Was there a man dismay’d?
Not tho’ the soldier knew
Some one had blunder’d.
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die.
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley’d and thunder’d;
Storm’d at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of hell
Rode the six hundred.

Flash’d all their sabres bare,
Flash’d as they turn’d in air
Sabring the gunners there,
Charging an army, while
All the world wonder’d.
Plunged in the battery-smoke
Right thro’ the line they broke;
Cossack and Russian
Reel’d from the sabre-stroke
Shatter’d and sunder’d.
Then they rode back, but not,
Not the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon behind them
Volley’d and thunder’d;
Storm’d at with shot and shell,
While horse and hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came thro’ the jaws of Death,
Back from the mouth of hell,
All that was left of them,
Left of six hundred.

When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wonder’d.
Honor the charge they made!
Honor the Light Brigade,
Noble six hundred!


Magick – Lore – The Man in the Moon

Newsletter version – Man In The Moon

A few photographs of what appears to be faces and figures on the moon….

If you know of any other illusions then please email me the photos or descriptions and I’ll try to post them. Clear Skies… Keith

This is the moon before any outline is drawn. Use this as a reference to visualize shapes.

Thanks to Michael Oates of the Manchester Astronomical Society for the original lunar photographs. * Outline Artwork By Yours Truly !!!

The “Woman In The Moon” Every person may see the image a little differently. Length of hair and the shape of her face may vary.

“The Bogeyman Moon”

“I’ve outlined the person on the right and the bogeyman (whose face appeared to be a bit more sinister through my binoculars) – Hope you enjoy the photo!”- Michelle

 Thanks to Michelle for the “Bogeyman Moon” photograph.

“Man Reading a Book” This view may vary depending on your earthly location.Man in the Moon 5 “Rabbit In The Moon” Best viewed during a full moon

Man in the Moon 6 Thanks to Michael Myers for the “Man in the Moon” photograph

Copyright © 2001 By Keith Cooley


Silliness – Shorties – What is green, has 8 legs and will kill you if it falls from a tree?? A pool table.

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