Daily Stuff 9-5-22 Saint Mother Theresa

Hi, folks!

The shop opens at 1pm. Summer hours are 1-6pm Thurs.-Mon. Featured photo by Cecille Kennedy.

 [posting at 6pm] It was nice and sunny earlier, but suddenly it’s overcast and slightly foggy. 63F, wind at 0-2mph, AQI 5-37, UV6. Chance of rain 9% today and 8% tonight. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY through 2am Tues. Forecast – Today(68/48) partly cloudy. Tomorrow(68/51) sunny. Wed(66/52) partly cloudy. Thu(65/53) sunny. Fri(79?????/57) sunny. Sat(71/54) mostly sunny. Sun-Tue(62/52) partly cloudy with a tiny chance of showers Mon. night.

12 Fires on the map
The smoke plume is making a diagonal stripe from sw to ne across the state. We’re clear.
Rum Creek Fire – 18,768 acres
Potter Fire – 631 acres
Big Swamp Fire – 110 acres
Windigo Fire – 1,007 acres
Cedar Creek Fire – 16,304  acres
Miller Road Fire – 10,847 acres – Not on the map, although there’s an information window with nothing in it….
821 Pv Fire – 200 acres
805 Rv Fire – 150 acres (off the map)
Crockets Knob Fire – 4,136 acres.
Sturgill Fire – 8,600 acres
Goat Mountain Two Fire – 100 acres
Double Creek Fire – 23,650 acres (Wow, this blew up overnight!)
Mm365 Fire – 600 acres (not on map)
New – Jones Creek Fire – 100 acres.
Nebo – 6950 acres
7 firespots.

9/4/22 – Lemon grass

Saturday evening Tempus and I were talking over schedules and I realized that this coming weekend is when I’m supposed to be in King’s Valley for the Shrewsbury Demo. I’m leaving on Wednesday! I’m not really prepared, although I ought to be. I need to put together a to-do list. Since the bread was still rising, I started in on setting up newsletter frames. I’ll be trying to fill those in and then get set up to put the notes in each day, if I can make that work. If not, the notes will fill in after I get home, I guess.

9/4/22 – Roma tomato

Once the bread was done we headed home at 8:30. It was really getting dark. We didn’t bother with supper. I got mine after Tempus took off on the paper route and he took a PB&J with him. I spent quite awhile on a to-do list and starting to pull out clothing for the weekend, then took my book to bed and dropped off quickly. Some yahbo banged on the wall several times as he was walking past around 6am. The whole place shook. I yelled and he laughed. Dunno why someone would do that.

9/4/22 – Cherry tomato

I have no idea when Tempus got in. I couldn’t wake myself to look at the clock! …but I got up with the alarm, read the Sunday paper, then got myself together and went outside to do some garden pictures. Wouldn’t you know it, that of 11 pictures I took, not one of the garlic was useable? <sigh>

9/4/22 – Regrowing celery. This was planted last fall and has been quite a producer.

We headed into town under a lovely blue sky with one thick stripe across it that was tattered to mare’s tails at the edge? A front, maybe? Just the one stripe…. Having checked the weather map, yes, it’s a front, or rather an “impact line” of clouds ahead of the front.

9/4/22 – Bunching onion finally coming up. Go ‘way slugs!

I started processing the pictures immediately after picking up the bags of books left at the front door by Diana! Thanks, much! Those are next up, but I’m already online with people and Tempus is heading to Loryea’s around 2pm.

9/4/22 – The repotted cardoon

I got outside to harvest some calendula, white sage (two more mini-smudges!) and a stem of oregano, came in, processed pix and wrote some more. I spent a little while rolling up a few mini-smudges

9/4/22 – Dahlia

During the early part of the afternoon we had about 20 people come through the shop, no sales until right around 4pm, though…. By then I was working on filling the newsletter frames for the next 10 days. I finally got to concentrating on today’s and then sidetracked into uploading garden pictures from this week. I think we had about the same amount of people between 4 and 6.

9/4/22 – Nameless shop plant

Now that this is done. I’m going to get back into books. Several are going into the buckabook shelf and a stack going home to read to decide whether they’re keepers or for sale. I still have newsletters to work on, since Tempus isn’t back. I need to do at least one marzipan tonight and send Tempus a shopping list for “trip food” so I can prep that this afternoon. 

Today we open at 1pm. I need to reduce the book pile, water plants (‘coz Tempus won’t remember) do food prep, pack…. Oh, I need to tell Tempus to take the small suitcase home. …and figure out what else needs to go with me. ..and finish the newsletter frames… and work out whether I can get those put up from the tablet. Busy….

Heron Chowing Down – photo by Cecille Kennedy, posted in NewsLincolnCounty


Today is the Feast of Saint Mother Theresa. More info here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Teresa She was made a saint of the Catholic Church on 9/4/16.

Today’s Plant is Skunk CabbageLysichitum americanum. This is one of the signs of spring here on the coast, where every drainage ditch or marshy field has it’s glow of brilliant yellow and bright, deep green. It is a famine food with a spicy or peppery taste, but contains calcium oxalate, which can upset the insides and even cause death if you get too much. Bears eat it after hibernation to get their intestines working again. It is used to cure sores and swellings, particularly after winter, when starvation conditions make these things immensely worse. However the typical use of the local peoples of this herb was to line baskets with the huge leaves to keep things from bruising or dropping through and to wrap around foods when baked under a fire, where it imparts a distinctive taste to the crust. Cunningham’s Encyclopedia references Eastern Skunk Cabbage, Symplocarpus foetidus, which is a different plant with a red flower, but the magicks are the same. – Feminine, Saturn, Water – Carry when you have legal troubles, or keep in the drawer with the filed papers. Wrap in a bay leaf on a Sunday to draw good fortune. More here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysichitum_americanum and on Eastern Skunk Cabbage here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symplocarpus_foetidus

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,


Astrology, Astronomy and other Stuff

Moon in Capricorn

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 8/10 at 2:59am. 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 9/8 at 2:59pm.

The waxing Moon after dusk steps across the southernmost constellations of the zodiac: Scorpius and then Sagittarius.

Good lunar occultation. The waxing gibbous Moon shines in the handle of the Sagittarius Teapot this evening for the Americas. Moreover, the dark edge of the Moon will occult (cover) one of the handle’s stars  Tau Sagittarii, magnitude 3.3  for nearly all of the US, Canada, Mexico, and Central America. Use at least binoculars, preferably a telescope. Some times: Boston, 11:52 p.m. EDT; Miami, 11:48 p.m. EDT; Chicago, 10:35 p.m. CDT; Denver, 9:10 p.m. MDT; Phoenix, 7:46 p.m. MST. Near the West Coast the event happens in bright twilight and may not be observable. See map and timetables for hundreds more locations. The text there has two long timetables: first for the star’s disappearance, then for its reappearance from behind the Moon’s bright limb (much harder to observe). Scroll to be sure you’re using the right table. The first two letters in each entry are the country abbreviation (“CA” is Canada, not California.) UT is 4 hours ahead of EDT, 5 ahead of CDT, 6 ahead of MDT.

Comet PanSTARRS C/2017 T2 near the Perseus Double Cluster – This 2020 shot captured the small green glow of Comet C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS) to the right of the Perseus Double Cluster, featured in the center. Farther right of the two dense clusters, about three times as far as the comet, is the small, loose open cluster NGC 957. One more cluster, NGC 744, lies at the image’s upper left. – Dominique Dierick (Flickr)

Comet C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS) is still the brightest comet in the sky, currently observed around magnitude 9 — slightly fainter than predicted, though of course, comets are notoriously unpredictable. Still, you can catch it with a telescope under good skies, and you’ll want to start early: some 15 minutes after nautical twilight if possible. That’s because the comet has moved from Ophiuchus down into Scorpius, closer to the southwestern horizon.

Comet C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS) – Comet PanSTARRS sails through a rich region of the sky this month as it curves past Scorpius the Scorpion. – Astronomy: Roen Kelly

Tonight, the comet sits nearly between Pi (π) and Delta (δ) Scorpii, in the center of a small triangle formed by three 5th-magnitude field stars. Drop just 2.2° south-southeast of Delta to find it. Compare the comet’s round, fuzzy coma to nearby M80, a globular cluster 2.7° north of Sigma (σ) Scorpii. The light of the globular cluster, full of old stars, should appear slightly warmer than that of the comet.

While you’re in the region, be sure to take in the warm, ruby glow of Antares, the Scorpion’s famous heart. This star is so named because its moniker means “rival of Mars” — the two appear similar in color to the human eye, though Antares’ light comes from within, while Mars’ is just sunlight reflecting off rusty soil.

Venus, magnitude –3.9, rises about a half hour after dawn gets under way. As dawn brightens, look for it very low in the east. Venus passes through conjunction with Regulus, which only about 1% as bright, on Monday September 5th. That morning use good binoculars, or better yet a telescope at lowest power, to look for Regulus twinkling ¾° to Venus’s right. On the mornings before and after, September 4th and 6th, Venus and Regulus will be a little more than 1° apart and oriented differently.

Runic half-month of Raidho/Rad 8/29-9/12 – Denotes the channeling of energies in the correct manner to produce the desired results. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, p. 102

Sun in Virgo

Pluto (10/8), Saturn (10/23), Jupiter (11/23), Neptune 12/3, Chiron (12/23), Uranus (1/22/23) Retrograde
Goddess Month of Hesperus runs from 8/9 – 9/5
Goddess Month of Mala runs from 9/6 – 10/2
Celtic Tree Month of Muin/Vine  Sep 2 – 29
Color – ?
Planting Harvest
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Celtic Tree Month of Muin/Vine  Sep 2 – 29 – Muin  – (MUHN, like “foot”), vine – The grape (Vitis vinifera L.) is a vine growing as long as 35 m (115 feet), in open woodlands and along the edges of forests, but most commonly seen today in cultivation, as the source of wine, grape juice, and the grape juice concentrate that is so widely used as a sweetener. European grapes are extensively cultivated in North America, especially in the southwest, and an industry and an agricultural discipline are devoted to their care and the production of wine. Grapes are in the Grape family (Vitaceae).


Muin – Vine Ogam letter correspondences
Month: August
Color: Variegated
Class: Chieftain
Letter: M
Meaning: Inner development occurring, but take time for relaxation

to study this month – Koad – Grove Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Many Shades of Green
Class: None
Letter: CH, KH, EA
Meaning: Wisdom gained by seeing past illusions.


Tides for Alsea Bay

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~            /Low      Time     Feet   Sunset                                    Visible
M    5      Low   2:45 AM     0.0   6:44 AM     Set 12:31 AM      61
~     5     High   9:36 AM     5.3   7:45 PM    Rise  5:18 PM
~     5      Low   2:20 PM     3.6
~     5     High   8:23 PM     7.5


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – I am ready to live in empowered transformation.


Journal Prompt – What does this quote say to you? –  Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure. — Thomas A. Edison



~   Everyone has a photographic memory.  Some don’t have film. – Steven Wright
~   Re-perceive. Clear our vision, clear our assessments, clear our judgments. Clear what we think we know and allow ourselves to be guided by higher knowing. – Lauren Zimmerman
~   A woman finds the natural lay of the land almost unconsciously; and not feeling it incumbent on her to be guide and philosopher to any successor, she takes little pains to mark the route by which she is making her ascent. – Alice Stone Blackwell (1857-1950) US suffragist
~   Conspiracy? Hell, we couldn’t agree on lunch. – Abbie Hoffman

In the grey summer garden I shall find you
With day-break and the morning hills behind you.
There will be rain-wet roses; stir of wings;
And down the wood a thrush that wakes and sings. – Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967)


Mabon Magick – Lore

The Cosmic DancerAugust 16 at 7:12 AM  – Sometimes A Wild God…

Sometimes a wild god comes to the table.
He is awkward and does not know the ways
Of porcelain, of fork and mustard and silver.
His voice makes vinegar from wine.
When the wild god arrives at the door,
You will probably fear him.

He reminds you of something dark
That you might have dreamt,
Or the secret you do not wish to be shared.
He will not ring the doorbell;
Instead he scrapes with his fingers
Leaving blood on the paintwork,
Though primroses grow
In circles round his feet.

You do not want to let him in.
You are very busy.
It is late, or early, and besides…
You cannot look at him straight
Because he makes you want to cry.

The dog barks.
The wild god smiles,
Holds out his hand.
The dog licks his wounds
And leads him inside.

The wild god stands in your kitchen.
Ivy is taking over your sideboard;
Mistletoe has moved into the lampshades
And wrens have begun to sing
An old song in the mouth of your kettle.
‘I haven’t much,’ you say
And give him the worst of your food.

He sits at the table, bleeding.
He coughs up foxes.
There are otters in his eyes.
When your wife calls down,
You close the door and
Tell her it’s fine.
You will not let her see
The strange guest at your table.

The wild god asks for whiskey
And you pour a glass for him,
Then a glass for yourself.
Three snakes are beginning to nest
In your voicebox. You cough.
Oh, limitless space.
Oh, eternal mystery.
Oh, endless cycles of death and birth.
Oh, miracle of life.
Oh, the wondrous dance of it all.

You cough again,
Expectorate the snakes and
Water down the whiskey,
Wondering how you got so old
And where your passion went.

The wild god reaches into a bag
Made of moles and nightingale-skin.
He pulls out a two-reeded pipe,
Raises an eyebrow
And all the birds begin to sing.
The fox leaps into your eyes.
Otters rush from the darkness.
The snakes pour through your body.
Your dog howls and upstairs
Your wife both exults and weeps at once.

The wild god dances with your dog.
You dance with the sparrows.
A white stag pulls up a stool
And bellows hymns to enchantments.
A pelican leaps from chair to chair.
In the distance, warriors pour from their tombs.
Ancient gold grows like grass in the fields.
Everyone dreams the words to long-forgotten songs.

The hills echo and the grey stones ring
With laughter and madness and pain.
In the middle of the dance,
The house takes off from the ground.
Clouds climb through the windows;
Lightning pounds its fists on the table.
The moon leans in through the window.
The wild god points to your side.

You are bleeding heavily.
You have been bleeding for a long time,
Possibly since you were born.
There is a bear in the wound.
‘Why did you leave me to die?’
Asks the wild god and you say:

‘I was busy surviving.
The shops were all closed;
I didn’t know how. I’m sorry.’
Listen to them:
The fox in your neck and
The snakes in your arms and
The wren and the sparrow and the deer…
The great un-nameable beasts
In your liver and your kidneys and your heart…

There is a symphony of howling.
A cacophony of dissent.
The wild god nods his head and
You wake on the floor holding a knife,
A bottle and a handful of black fur.

Your dog is asleep on the table.
Your wife is stirring, far above.
Your cheeks are wet with tears;
Your mouth aches from laughter or shouting.
A black bear is sitting by the fire.

Sometimes a wild god comes to the table.
He is awkward and does not know the ways
Of porcelain, of fork and mustard and silver.
His voice makes vinegar from wine
And brings the dead to life.

Tom Hirons

[Art: Sirkkusylvia – DeviantArt] pix is listed as 68759641_2388651951380305_3700555916861505536_n in “Pictures/Used Newsletter”


Silliness – Laugh of the Day – 2 secrets to success 1) Never tell everything you know.

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