Daily Stuff 6-28-22 Hemera

Hi, folks!

No Newsletter on Wed. 6/29! 6/28 – Minus Tide at 7:19 AM of -1.0 feet. 6/29 – Minus Tide at 7:54 AM of -1.1 feet. The shop is closed on Tue/Wed. Summer hours are 1-6pm Thurs.-Mon. Featured photo by Ken Gagne. Herbs in the Garden at 3pm on Wednesday.

 [posting at 6pm] Breezy and partly cloudy. I think some of this is beach fog. 57F, wind at 2-19mph and gusting, AQI 8-50, UV7. Chance of rain 36% today and 24% tonight. Forecast – There’s a chance of showers this AM, but should be over well before lunchtime! Today(58/52) Partly cloudy. Tomorrow(59/51) AM clouds. Thu(62/53) Mostly sunny, Fri(61/52) Partly cloudy, Sat(60/53) Overcast, Sun/Mon(60/51) AM Showers, Tue/Wed(64/53) Partly cloudy. 3 firespots: one west of Dallas, one east of Sutherlin, and one in Grass Valley, south of Sherman.

Our young friend who was in a car accident over Memorial Day is doing a bit better. He’s out of ICU and into a recovery center, although still not conscious.

Sunday evening we were pretty tired, but Tempus made the most delicious burgers for supper. He’s gotten the rolls just right and he used his stuffed-burger-maker kit with blue cheese and a sauce inside the burgers and some of the farmer’s market lettuce and tomatoes and onion. Yum! He’s getting *really* good at those, but I think it might have something to do with not having to take me out to dinner. 🙂

He slept until 1am, but I was up by about 10:30. I read on the tablet, rather than disturb him, then got up and worked on the computer until about 3am. The delivery person from the Valley had missed her alarm and ran late, so Tempus didn’t head out until past 2 and got back at 8, or so, late for Monday….

The morning paper made me giggle all day. Weird Portland hosted a gathering of people dressed in inflateable T-Rex costumes…. There’s a video here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=5297215920395802 The pictures are copyright, so I can’t share, but every time I think about 380 T-Rex-clad people doing Bollywood dancing, I just lose it! …and some photos and another vid here: https://katu.com/news/local/hundreds-of-t-rex-invade-pioneer-courthouse-square-set-record#:~:text=There%20were%20380%20people%20who,according%20to%20Guinness%20World%20Records.

We had cherry pie for breakfast again. That’s so tasty with coffee! Tempus had a coupon. 🙂

Yesterday wasn’t too busy, although we were starting to put stuff together to take back home, which ate some time. It looks like we have a stopgap fix for the electric system, so we’re going to try things over our weekend, to see whether everything works and we can go home. That’ll be so nice! Trying to remember where everything has gotten scattered to over the last few weeks is kinda weird.

Tempus spent some time in the late afternoon cooking bacon for blt’s and extra for a squash casserole. Those sandwiches were delicious! I spent awhile collecting the spices back up and my soups and such, plus foods that don’t take being fridged. Not taking *too* much for the fridge, because we don’t know how well it’s actually working, yet. There’s a whole tote of dishes and things and another of clothing. Jeez…. oh, and the hamper. Wow…. there’s a lot!

I’m hoping to work in the garden a little while it’s light, and then to get somewhere on putting the blackout curtains up, properly, since I have more of the velcro. It’s getting it to stick to the walls, that’s the problem, but I can hope…. I have to remember my tablet charger…. maybe I can get the time to do some sewing, since stuff has gotten thinned out at home? Maybe….

Today we’re supposed to sleep in. I hope we really do. If nothing else, I need to go through the closets and drawers to put things away. I also have to learn which lights are on which system….

There won’t be a newsletter Wednesday morning unless I decide that I have to stay at the shop over Tuesday evening. We still don’t have wifi…. or not enough… and I still don’t have my tablet keyboard.

The marvelous Yachats Whale spouting, taken 6/12/16 by Ken Gagne Use with permission. Supposedly the whale swam ashore in a storm and decided to stay, ‘coz he loved Yachats so much! 🙂 

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Today’s feast is to Hemera, the Greek goddess/personification of Day, whose birth was celebrated around this time. Hemera is one of the primordial deities, being Uranus’ mother or grandmother. She is the child of Chaos or of Night & Darkness (depending on who you listen to) and sister of Aether, the personification of Light. Don’t forget that today is also the anniversary of Stewart Farrar’s birth!

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Today’s Plant is the BlueberryVaccinium Cyanococcus (many species/varieties)! This is a fruiting bush that is related to cranberries, huckleberries and bilberries, has many species within the genus and many varieties within the species. Many fruits are called blueberries, when they’re not Vaccinium. Widely cultivated across the world, the fruit is high in iron and lot of micronutrients and even has resveratrol like red grapes. It may have effects on brain health, reducing stroke
damage in experimental animals and memory retention in the aged. More here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blueberry – Put blueberries under the doormat to keep people you don’t want out of the house or plant them along the property line or next to the front walk to keep them entirely off your property. Blossoms can be dried and carried in an amulet, or wear fresh ones in your hair for protection from negative psychic energy near you. Eat blueberries and/or make blueberry pie or tea or jam to get the protection from psychic attack inside you, especially if the effects are leading to headaches and fatigue. The 2nd pic is blueberries in the garden on 7/2/14.

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 enters Cancer at 4:53am.

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 7:52am. 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 7:52am. 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 7/12 at 11:38am. New Moon – The beginning of a new cycle. Keywords for the New phase are: beginning, birth, emergence, projection, clarity. It is the time in a cycle that you are stimulated to take a new action. During this phase the new cycle is being seeded by your vision, inner and outer. Engage in physical activity. Spend time alone. VISUALIZE your goals for the 29.6-day cycle ahead. The new moon is for starting new ventures, new beginnings. Also love and romance, health or job hunting. God/dess aspect: Infancy, the Cosmic Egg, Eyes-Wide-Open – Associated God/dess: Inanna who was Ereshkigal. Phase ends at 7:52pm on 6/29.

New Moon occurs late tonight at 7:52 P.M. PDT.

The Big and Little dippers – Evenings in late May and early June are great times to see the Little Dipper’s handle and bowl arc straight above Polaris. – Bill and Sally Fletcher

Look for the Big Dipper hanging straight down in the northwest as soon as darkness is complete. Its bottom two stars, the Pointers, point toward modest Polaris to their lower right, by about three fists at arm’s length. Polaris is the end of the Little Dipper’s handle. From there the rest of the Little Dipper floats upward. Perhaps it’s a helium balloon escaped from some June evening party, trailing its string. Through light pollution, however, all you may see of the Little Dipper are Polaris at its bottom and Kochab, the lip of the Little Dipper’s bowl, at the top. The rest of its stars are pretty dim at 3rd to 5th magnitude.

Stormy planet

Neptune stands stationary against the background stars at 7 P.M. EDT. Previously moving northeast along the ecliptic, it will now turn around and swing southwest, moving retrograde until its next stationary point in December. The ice giant currently rises around 1:30 A.M. local time in southwestern Pisces, near this constellation’s border with Aquarius. To see Neptune’s dim magnitude 7.8 glow, look about 5° due south of Lambda (λ) Piscium with binoculars or a telescope. Thanks to its vast distance from Earth, Neptune appears just 2″ across.

Jupiter and its moons – Jupiter and its four Galilean moons are visible this morning. A few minutes before 4:40 A.M. CDT, Io — moving east toward the planet — will stand due north of Europa. – Alison Klesman (via TheSkyX)

Some 12° east of Neptune is easy-to-spot Jupiter, which shines at magnitude –2.4 and is readily visible to the naked eye, standing out among the faint stars of Pisces and Cetus. The king of planets appears a whopping 40″ across, with three of its four largest moons arrayed to its west (Europa, Io, and Ganymede, from closest to farthest) and one (Callisto) to the east. Io, moving east, passes north of Europa just before 4:40 A.M. CDT, after the East Coast is already bathed in sunlight. After that, Io will move closer to Jupiter, with Europa farther out.

Mercury is low in the glow of sunrise, glimmering 10° to 13° lower left of bright Venus this week. See the scene at the top of this page. Mercury sinks a little lower into the sunrise day by day, even as it brightens from magnitude –0.2 to –0.8. Binoculars help. Fainter Aldebaran, magnitude +0.8, sparkles weakly in Mercury’s vicinity.

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

Neptune Retrograde at 12:55am. (12/3)
Pluto (10/8), Saturn (10/23) Retrograde
Goddess Month of Rosea runs from 6/13 – 7/10
Celtic Tree Month of Duir/Oak, Jun 10 – Jul 7
Color – Black
©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
Tu  28     High  12:03 AM     7.7   5:34 AM    Rise  4:53 AM      1
~    28      Low   7:19 AM    -1.0   9:05 PM     Set  9:22 PM
~    28     High   1:59 PM     5.9
~    28      Low   6:59 PM     3.2

W   29     High  12:40 AM     7.6   5:35 AM    Rise  5:43 AM      0
~    29      Low   7:54 AM    -1.1   9:05 PM     Set 10:09 PM
~    29     High   2:36 PM     6.0
~    29      Low   7:37 PM     3.2


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Let loose of what you can’t control. Serenity will be yours.


Journal Prompt – I wish… – I wish I could learn….. because…..



~   You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters. – St. Bernard
~   Patience is a bitter plant that produces sweet fruit. – Charles Swindoll, Clergyman and writer
~   A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you. – B.L. Taylor.
~   All children have creative power. – Brenda Ueland, U.S. author and writing teacher

The Cremation of Sam McGee By Robert W. Service 1874-1958

There are strange things done in the midnight sun
      By the men who moil for gold;
The Arctic trails have their secret tales
      That would make your blood run cold;

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights,
      But the queerest they ever did see
Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge
      I cremated Sam McGee.

Now Sam McGee was from Tennessee, where the cotton blooms and blows.
Why he left his home in the South to roam ’round the Pole, God only knows.
He was always cold, but the land of gold seemed to hold him like a spell;
Though he’d often say in his homely way that “he’d sooner live in hell.”

On a Christmas Day we were mushing our way over the Dawson trail.
Talk of your cold! through the parka’s fold it stabbed like a driven nail.
If our eyes we’d close, then the lashes froze till sometimes we couldn’t see;
It wasn’t much fun, but the only one to whimper was Sam McGee.

And that very night, as we lay packed tight in our robes beneath the snow,
And the dogs were fed, and the stars o’erhead were dancing heel and toe,
He turned to me, and “Cap,” says he, “I’ll cash in this trip, I guess;
And if I do, I’m asking that you won’t refuse my last request.”

Well, he seemed so low that I couldn’t say no; then he says with a sort of moan:
“It’s the cursèd cold, and it’s got right hold till I’m chilled clean through to the bone.
Yet ’tain’t being dead—it’s my awful dread of the icy grave that pains;
So I want you to swear that, foul or fair, you’ll cremate my last remains.”

A pal’s last need is a thing to heed, so I swore I would not fail;
And we started on at the streak of dawn; but God! he looked ghastly pale.
He crouched on the sleigh, and he raved all day of his home in Tennessee;
And before nightfall a corpse was all that was left of Sam McGee.

There wasn’t a breath in that land of death, and I hurried, horror-driven,
With a corpse half hid that I couldn’t get rid, because of a promise given;
It was lashed to the sleigh, and it seemed to say: “You may tax your brawn and brains,
But you promised true, and it’s up to you to cremate those last remains.”

Now a promise made is a debt unpaid, and the trail has its own stern code.
In the days to come, though my lips were dumb, in my heart how I cursed that load.
In the long, long night, by the lone firelight, while the huskies, round in a ring,
Howled out their woes to the homeless snows— O God! how I loathed the thing.

And every day that quiet clay seemed to heavy and heavier grow;
And on I went, though the dogs were spent and the grub was getting low;
The trail was bad, and I felt half mad, but I swore I would not give in;
And I’d often sing to the hateful thing, and it hearkened with a grin.

Till I came to the marge of Lake Lebarge, and a derelict there lay;
It was jammed in the ice, but I saw in a trice it was called the “Alice May.”
And I looked at it, and I thought a bit, and I looked at my frozen chum;
Then “Here,” said I, with a sudden cry, “is my cre-ma-tor-eum.”

Some planks I tore from the cabin floor, and I lit the boiler fire;
Some coal I found that was lying around, and I heaped the fuel higher;
The flames just soared, and the furnace roared—such a blaze you seldom see;
And I burrowed a hole in the glowing coal, and I stuffed in Sam McGee.

Then I made a hike, for I didn’t like to hear him sizzle so;
And the heavens scowled, and the huskies howled, and the wind began to blow.
It was icy cold, but the hot sweat rolled down my cheeks, and I don’t know why;
And the greasy smoke in an inky cloak went streaking down the sky.

I do not know how long in the snow I wrestled with grisly fear;
But the stars came out and they danced about ere again I ventured near;
I was sick with dread, but I bravely said: “I’ll just take a peep inside.
I guess he’s cooked, and it’s time I looked”; … then the door I opened wide.

And there sat Sam, looking cool and calm, in the heart of the furnace roar;
And he wore a smile you could see a mile, and he said: “Please close that door.
It’s fine in here, but I greatly fear you’ll let in the cold and storm—
Since I left Plumtree, down in Tennessee, it’s the first time I’ve been warm.”

There are strange things done in the midnight sun
      By the men who moil for gold;
The Arctic trails have their secret tales
      That would make your blood run cold;
The Northern Lights have seen queer sights,
      But the queerest they ever did see
Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge
      I cremated Sam McGee.


Magick – Recipes – It’s getting warm. Some refreshing recipes!

Green Tea Toner

2 oz.Green Tea
5 drops Lavender essential oil
5 drops Geranium essential oil

Mix up this bottle of tea and essential oils to balance the pH of your skin after cleansing. It’s easy… it’s cooling… and it leaves your skin feeling refreshed! Place the ingredients in a glass bottle. Essential oils do not dissolve in water or tea so be sure to shake this mixture well before each use to make sure the essential oils are dispersed. Use a cotton pad to apply to face and neck area after cleansing. Yum!! )0(10 Week Herbal Correspondence Course with GrannyMoon http://goddessschool.com/courses/Herbs/herbology.html

Citrus and Herb Bath – Herban Corner

3 or 4 chamomile tea bags
3 or 4 fresh oranges, sliced
Equal parts lavender and lemon rind

Place in a muslin bag or a square of muslin tied tightly with string. Add to warm bath as the tub and filling and while bathing. http://www.oldfashionedliving.com/

Crone’s Corner – Body Splash

Create a fresh all over body splash.
Combine 4oz. Witch Hazel, 4 oz. Mineral Water
40 drops Lavender
10 drops Sandalwood or other eo
Combine and pour into an 8oz. glass bottle or jar. Use anytime you need a refreshing lift. – GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives

Lemon Mouth Wash

3/4 cup vodka
20 drops lemon essential oil
1 1/4 cup distilled water
30 drops bergamot essential oil

Combine the vodka with the essential oils in a bottle. Shake well and allow to sit for 1 week, shaking the bottle once a day.

When you’re ready to use it, dilute the mix; 3 parts water to 1 part mixture.

Use as a gargle or mouth rinse.

Do not drink. Brought to you by AromaThyme.com – http://www.aromathyme.com


Silliness – Patronus Charm

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