Minus Tide at 9:02 AM of feet. The shop opens at 1pm. Summer hours are 1-6pm Thurs.-Mon. Featured photo by Cayla Ripley. House Capuchin Project Day 1-4pm.
[posting at 6pm] It’s been sunny for awhile, but there are lots of pretty clouds above and the beach fog is visible over the pharmacy. 67F, wind at 1-12 mph and gusting, AQI 4-40, UV7. Chance of rain 8% today and 13% tonight. Forecast – Today(65°/53°F ) mostly sunny. Tomorrow(66/54) partly cloudy. Tue(67/55) mostly sunny. Wed/Thu(67/55) partly cloudy. Fri(64/55) AM clouds. Sat-Mon(66/55) partly cloudy.
Smoke from the CA fires is draped across the middle and SE of Oregon, but not too thick. The Cascade fires have short plumes, so far. …and the Coast is clear. 🙂
Potter Fire – 345 acres
Windigo Fire – 1,007 acres
Big Swamp Fire – 119 acres
Cedar Creek Fire – 3,948 acres (this is the one trailing a plume….)
Miller Road Fire – 10,847 acres
Beech Creek Fire – 155 acres
Upper Sentinel Fire – 100 acres (two fires in this area yesterday. Is one out?)
Friday evening we didn’t get on the way home until quarter till 9. It was nearly dark, but I spent a few minutes harvesting. I got mostly dandelions. Tempus was heating up some spaghetti when I came in. I filled the bowl with water, made a sandwich, ate and turned in. I was back up by midnight, and started working on the greens. The bowl was nearly full, so I underestimated how much was left. I still have some of the ones closer to the house on the south side to get to. I barely made a dent in them overnight, so there’re more to finish prep.
The papers didn’t get to Lincoln City until 2:30, so Tempus ran a couple of hours later than usual, barely getting home for a nap before we had to come back into town. The sky was many chase of blue, from a pale turquoise near the horizon to a medium blue at the zenith. We saw a flying heron over Lint Slough. I forgot to mention that yesterday there was a whole batch of them coming to land in a tree just south of McKinley’s. I reminded Tempus os the one that I told him about last year that was flying for one of the trees along Lint Slough that landed and promptly fell out of the tree into the water!
The shop wasn’t busy. We had a few people in during the first hour and one Sewing student stopped by for some help on a project. Tempus was out doing laundry. I did paperwork for most the afternoon, trying to get caught up.
We got busy after 4pm about 20 people through the door in an hour…. Of course I was working on this and kept getting sidetracked. …and then one fellow needed to talk, so it’s now 5:30 and I just had another couple walk through the door. I think this may be going out later than usual. 🙂
Today’s Feast is from the Ferry Fair in South Queensferry area of Edinburgh, Scotland. The Burry Man walks through and around the town for one day right around this time. No one’s really sure where the custom originated, but it may be a scapegoat custom, as in some places it is done when harvests or fish runs are poor. The Burry Man wears a costume of local plants, mostly burs, which stick together and are prickly and uncomfortable. It takes around 11,000 burs to cover him up! He’s usually exhausted at the end of the day because the outfit is so heavy and hot! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burryman
Today’s plant is Kinnikinnick, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi. It is used medicinally for urinary tract complaints, as a “poverty food”, and as a smoking herb, known for giving visions. Magickally it is used for ceremonies. Add to sachets designed to increase psychic power. Full article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctostaphylos_uva-ursi More inhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bearberry
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 email@example.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,
Astrology, Astronomy and other Stuff
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 8/27 at 1:17am. 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 8/18 at 9:36pm.
The waning gibbous Moon rises due east soon after dark, with Jupiter shining 5° to its left (for North America). By midnight they’re at least 20° up in the east-southeast. By dawn on Monday the 15th they’ve moved over high toward the southwest, with Jupiter now over the Moon as shown above.
The Moon passes 3° south of Neptune at 6 A.M. EDT. The pair is visible early this morning before sunrise, though Neptune (at magnitude 7.7) will require binoculars or a small scope to see. The planet floats in southwestern Pisces, about 8° south of the Circlet asterism.
But the real showstopper today is Saturn, which reaches opposition at 1 P.M. EDT and is rising in Capricornus as the Sun sets. The ringed planet will be visible all night, setting around sunrise, but the best views come in the hours around midnight and into the early morning, when it is highest in the south. In truth, though, anytime tonight is a great time to view Saturn, which glows at magnitude 0.2 just less than 2.5° northwest of Deneb Algedi. Through a telescope, the planet’s disk is 19″ across — but its rings are what we’re all here for, stretching 43″ across their major axis and 10″ along their minor axis. They’re currently tilted about 14° to our line of sight with their northern face lit. It’s the best view of the rings that we’ll get for another five years or so. In 2025, they will appear edge-on as we “cross” from one side of the rings’ plane to the other (from our point of view here on Earth). Magnify your view at least 100x to try spotting the dark Cassini Division, a 7″-wide gap between the outermost Ring A and the next ring in, Ring B.
Saturn is surrounded by an array of moons, several of which are within easy reach of amateur telescopes. Titan is brightest at magnitude 8.5 and sits about 1′ west-southwest of the planet’s center. Also scattered about are 10th-magnitude Tethys, Dione, and Rhea. Late tonight, Tethys sits 45″ due east of the planet, with Rhea 13″ to Tethys’ southeast and Dione 20″ southwest of Saturn’s disk. Iapetus, now around magnitude 11, is nearly 8′ due west of Saturn.
Mercury is very low in the sunset glow. About 20 or 30 minutes after sunset, try scanning for it with binoculars just above the horizon due west. Good luck. At least Mercury is fairly bright: about magnitude 0.0 all week.
Runic half-month of Ansuz/ As /Os/, 8-13-8/29 – This time is sacred to the god/desses of Asgard and contains the time of the Ordeal of Odin and the festival of the Runes. This time is also referring to Yggdrasil, the Tree that give order to the Worlds. This is a time of stability and divine order visible in the world.
Pluto (10/8), Saturn (10/23), Jupiter (11/23), Neptune 12/3, Chiron (12/23) Retrograde
Goddess Month of Hesperus runs from 8/9 – 9/5
Celtic Tree Month of Coll/Hazel, Aug 5 – Sep 1
Color – ?
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Celtic Tree Month of Coll/Hazel, Aug 5 – Sep 1, Coll (CULL), hazel – The hazel (Corylus avellana L) is the source of hazelnuts. It forms a shrub up to 6 m (20 feet) tall, inhabiting open woodlands and scrubs, hedgerows, and the edges of forests. The filbert nut in North American groceries is Corylus maxima, a related species. The European hazelnut is cultivated in North America, primarily as an ornamental. Hazelnuts are in the Birch family (Betulaceae).
Coll – Hazel Ogam letter correspondences
Letter: C, K
Meaning: Creative energies for work or projects.
Tides for Alsea Bay
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
~ /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
Su 14 High 2:21 AM 8.2 6:18 AM Set 9:22 AM 95
~ 14 Low 9:02 AM -1.2 8:23 PM Rise 10:11 PM
~ 14 High 3:24 PM 7.4
~ 14 Low 9:21 PM 1.0
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Life can be as simple as love and prayer. Where the two mingle there can be no jealousy, resentment, or fear.
Journal Prompt – Auto-Biographical narrative – Tell about one of the oldest photographs you have.
~ Guilt for being rich, and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn’t enough and you have to go and get shot or something. – John Lennon (1940-1980) English singer, songwriter
~ I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I’d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds. – Robert Bridges (1844-1930) English writer
~ You don’t drown by falling in water. You only drown by staying there. – Zig Ziglar
~ Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains they drown in every drop. – Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970) French general and statesman
The execution of our Chicago comrades on 11th November 1887, for the sake of their opinions, has become a recognised red-letter day amongst labor organisations. On Sunday, 11th November, 1888, the Melbourne Anarchists assembled at the Queen’s wharf to commemorate the martyrdom of their comrades, and to spread the principles for which they died. J.W. Fleming, D.A. Andrade, J.A. Andrews, R.Beattie, J.McMillan, and L.D.Petrie, delivered appropriate addresses, which were attentively listened to by the numbers present. A quantity of copies of Honesty, the Australian Radical, the portraits of the martyrs, and other Anarchist literature, were disposed of. At the conclusion, an English version of the “Marseillaise” was sung, after which those present joined in the memorable cry, which Fischer shouted from the gallows, “Hurrah for Anarchy!” – From ‘On the Lookout’, Honesty, February, 1889 Source: Melbourne Anarchist Club notes 1889
Magick – Craft – Croissant Crab – This is such a cutie! Just a crossiant and strawberries, a couple of slices of banana and blueberries. Use a small sharp knife to cut the berries. …and yes, those are Goldfish(TM) on the plate. 🙂 The sand is cinnamon sugar.
Silliness – Sniglet – Any word which should be in the dictionary but isn’t. – gertatious (gur TAY shus) – adj. Having the adolescent fear that hanging one’s arm over the bed at night will mean being dragged under.