Daily Stuff 6-26-22 Ich Bin ein Berliner

Hi, folks!

Minus Tide at  of 6:03 AM of -0.6 feet. The shop opens at 1pm. Summer hours are 1-6pm Thurs.-Mon. Featured photo by Pattie Huggins Deitrick. House Capuchin Project Day (online and in-person)

 [posting at 6pm] It’s been sunny and hot (for the coast) all day. 82F, wind at 0-10 mph, AQI 13-41, UV6. Chance of rain 3% today and 7% tonight. HEAT ADVISORY until 10pm Sun. Forecast – Today(69/52) Sunny, but not as hot. Tomorrow(64/54) Mostly sunny. Tue(59/52) Slight chance of pre-dawn showers, then cloudy. Wed-Fri(61/52)AM Clouds, PM Sun. Sat(61/53) Overcast, Sun/Mon(60/52) Tiny chance of AM showers both days. 0 firespots. So, it looks like a decent day for the Waldport Fireworks.

Tempus liked the soup, even if I hadn’t gotten the carrots into it. I was sound asleep by the time he ate, really tired. He didn’t get back from home until pushing 9pm! He brought ice cream, though. 🙂

Yesterday we both had trouble getting moving, although we were open on time and got the doors open, so’s to blow some cooler air, through. We had to close the door, by 2:30, since it was hot air blowing in. I had two fans going on me, so I was perfectly fine. Tempus decided that it was a good day to make bread!

No one stopped by for sewing and the shop was quiet for the early afternoon, only a few people through. The highway wasn’t busy, either. Actually, I was glad to not be out in the heat at Glastonbury Faire, although I’m sad to miss it because there was no way I could get there…. Ugh… I can’t keep myself going. I’ve been sitting and just staring at the computer for 15 minutes by the clock!

Photo by Anja 6/14/16

I didn’t do much, obviously. Both Tempus and I were heat-tired and while I managed some watering, it was only some…. I didn’t want to come away from the fans. I did get some small stuff priced, that had been under the tables as backstock, but didn’t get it set back out until late evening. We had lettuce and salad dressing late in the afternoon, and ice cream later than that, and didn’t have soup until nearly midnight, when it was a lot cooler.

Today is our different day. As long as it doesn’t get too hot, or there’s at least some breeze, it should be ok with the forecast high. We have various projects to work on in the sofa area, but I’ll be online at least part of the day.

Birds Off Yachats – Pattie Huggins Deitrick on 6/23/19 Used with permission.


Today is the anniversary of President Kennedy’s Ich Bin ein Berliner speech, probably his best speech of all. It was a foreign policy speech aimed more at the Soviets than the Germans he was speaking to, specifically about the division of the city by the Berlin Wall that didn’t come down until 1989. Btw, he didn’t quite call himself a jelly doughnut, although the line might have made some people smile. Kinda like a pun in English… pare, vs. pair, vs. pear… There’s a good article and a video of the speech at this link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ich_bin_ein_Berliner


Today’s Plant is Luffa (or loofah, luffa aegyptica or luffa acutangula), an odd sort of plant, rather like a cucumber in that it’s a long, green vegetable with the flesh on the outside and a core full of seeds. They’re even edible, if a little bitter, when young. The biggest difference is that they grow a fibrous frame that has been used for a long time as a “vegetable sponge” wherever they grow, and are particularly good for scrubbing scratchable dishes, counters and glassware. They’re used a lot in Chinese medicine, and the juice is a remedy for jaundice. –Feminine, Moon, Water – Their magicks include helping with rheumatism and arthritis, detoxing, especially the liver, and with acne and scarring.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luffa

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 Gemini

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 . Dark of the Moon, End of the cycle – In the time leading up to the “New Moon” you may do banishings and other baneful magicks and healings that require blasting a disease away, as well as using the time for introspection and self-work. Do scrying, now. Good for reversing circumstances God/dess Aspect: The One Beyond, the Watchers in the Outer Dark, psychopomps. – Associated God/desses: Hecate, Kali, Arianhrod, Anja, Kore in the Underworld, Ereshkigal who was Inanna, Set/Seth, Hades, Osiris . Phase ends at the New on 6/28 at 4:53am.

Venus and the Pleiades – Venus sits near the sparkling Pleiades open cluster this week; the crescent Moon joins in on the 26th. – Stephen Rahn (Flickr)

Low in the dawn of Sunday the 26th, the waning crescent pairs with Venus, as shown below. Less than 7° above Venus is the Pleiades open star cluster, also cataloged as M45. This beautiful group of young stars is often mistaken for the Little Dipper because its components appear to some as a compact dipper shape. However, the true Little Dipper asterism is part of Ursa Minor in the north.

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.

The Moon passes 3° north of Venus at 4 A.M. EDT, shortly before the pair rises in most locations across the U.S. An hour later, both have breached the horizon in the Midwest, sitting among the stars of Taurus the Bull. The two are now closer together — about 2.5° — and our satellite has slid slightly northeast of the planet, appearing to its upper left. The nearly 27-day-old Moon is nearing New, now just 7 percent lit. Venus, meanwhile, shows off an 85-percent-lit crescent through a telescope, its disk some 12″ across. Very low in the brightening dawn Monday the 27th, the thin crescent Moon hangs left of Mercury. Binoculars will help.

View across the solar system – This month, all seven planets line up, joined by the Moon. Pull out binoculars or a small scope to spot Uranus and Neptune. – Astronomy: Roen Kelly

Another hour later, Mercury has risen in the Midwest (it’s already daylight on the East Coast) and once more, all five naked-eye planets stand in order from the Sun in the eastern sky. Enjoy this stunning and rare lineup as long as you can; we’ll lose it early next month as Mercury drops out of sight.

Noctilucent clouds at Pilpasuo – These night-glowing clouds appeared over Oulu, Finland, in August 2016. Such clouds are common during summer months. – Juho Holmi (Flickr

Low in the northwest or north at the end of these long summer twilights, would you recognize noctilucent clouds if you saw them? They’re the most astronomical of all cloud types, what with their extreme altitude and their formation (in part) on meteoric dust particles. They used to be fairly rare, but they’ve become more common in recent years as Earth’s atmosphere changes. See Bob King’s Nights of Noctilucent Clouds.

June 16, 40 minutes before sunrise, looking east – The naked-eye planets span the eastern sky before sunrise, including Mercury and Venus, which lie near the Pleiades. Also visible (with binoculars) are Uranus and Neptune; the Moon lies farther west, but will join the early-morning parade in a few days. – Alison Klesman (via TheSkyX)

Seven dawn planets! All five naked-eye planets remain lined up in the dawn, in good view for most of this week. From Mercury through Saturn, they run from low in the east-northeast to high in the south as dawn brightens. By coincidence, they happen to be arranged in order of their distance from the Sun, counting from lower left to upper right. Dim, sub-naked-eye Uranus and Neptune also lurk among them.

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. Runic New Year’s Eve, final day of the runic year June 28. Runic New Year and half-month of Fehu/ Feoh, 6/29-7/13 Important in the runic year cycle, today marks beginning of the first rune, Feoh, sacred to Frey and Freya (Freyja), the lord and lady often worshipped in modern Wicca. It is the half-month of wealth and success. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, 1992

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 – Amber
Harvest 6/26&7
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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
Su  26      Low   6:03 AM    -0.6   5:33 AM    Rise  3:37 AM      9
~    26     High  12:38 PM     5.6   9:05 PM     Set  7:27 PM
~    26       Low   5:35 PM     3.0


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Time can be my friend or my enemy.


Journal Prompt – Describe – Describe a time you helped someone.



~   Blood alone moves the wheels of history. – Martin Luther (1483-1546) German leader of the Protestant Reformation
~   It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport. – Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer
~   It becomes almost second nature to be on guard against the creative pattern of our own thought. – Alice Childress (1920-1994) US writer
~   Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences? What art? What science? – DW Griffith

The Challenge of Thor

        I am the God Thor,
        I am the War God,
        I am the Thunderer!
        Here in my Northland,
        My fastness and fortress,
        Reign I forever!
        Here amid icebergs

        Rule I the nations;
        This is my hammer,
        Miölner the mighty;
        Giants and sorcerers
        Cannot withstand it!

        These are the gauntlets
        Wherewith I wield it,
        And hurl it afar off;
        This is my girdle;
        Whenever I brace it,
        Strength is redoubled!

        The light thou beholdest
        Stream through the heavens,
        In flashes of crimson,
        Is but my red beard
        Blown by the night-wind,
        Affrighting the nations!
        Jove is my brother;
        Mine eyes are the lightning;
        The wheels of my chariot
        Roll in the thunder,
        The blows of my hammer
        Ring in the earthquake!

        Force rules the world still,
        Has ruled it, shall rule it;
        Meekness is weakness,
        Strength is triumphant,
        Over the whole earth
        Still is it Thor’s Day!

        Thou art a God too,
        O Galilean!
        And thus singled-handed
        Unto the combat,
        Gauntlet or Gospel,
        Here I defy thee! – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Magick – Crafts

Pendulum Rod & Stand – You will need a Y shaped stick, suede cord, heavy string, chain with pendulum (see pendulum project), flat piece of wood for the base of the stand, smaller Y shaped stick for the stand, hot glue, stones of your choice to decorate handle with. Start by creating a hole in the flat piece of wood that the Y shaped stick can fit into. Place it in the whole and then take the smaller Y shaped stick and position it on the base so it will hold up the large Y shaped stick. Once you have it in position, use hot glue to attach it. You may want to decorate the base with suede cord and stones, using hot glue to attach them. Once the base is complete and you’re sure it will hold the rod steady, begin working on the rod itself. Wrap the suede cord in a spiral pattern around the handle of the rod. Add more stones if you like. Wrap the heavy string around the Y part of the stick and glue it in place. Attach the pendulum and chain to the suede cord. Balance it in the middle of the Y so it will hang down evenly. When complete, the rod should rest on the stand and the pendulum should be balanced and still. You can also take the rod off the stand and use it for dowsing for healings or searching for things.



Silliness – Things You’ll Never Hear In A Western Movie

“I reckon I’ll have me a half-caf double latte with a twist. IN A DIRTY MUG!”
“Gentlemen, rather than get caught up in mindless reaction, let’s draw upon our feminine selves for a more intuitive solution.”
“Can we postpone this duel till 12:05? I gotta use the little boys room.”
“Let’s see… hardtack and pemmican… that’s three grams of fat, seven grams of protein, and two starches.”
“You ‘n’ Slim round up them strays, and I’ll tell Cookie to get started on the gazpacho and the fondue.”
“That’s him! That’s the yella-bellied varmint who shot my therapist!”
“He was a strong man, a good marshal, and I reckon he had a keen eye for interior decoration.”
“Hey, Buck, do these chaps make my butt look big?”
“It’s like I keep tellin’ ya, Earl: men is from Tombstone, women is from Dodge.”

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