Daily Stuff 9-11-22 9/11 attacks

Hi, folks!

Last Minus Tide of the cycle at 7:53 AM of -0.6 feet. The shop opens at 1pm. Summer hours are 1-6pm Thurs.-Mon. Featured photo by GirlInWaterPhotography.

This is the 2nd day of the Shrewsbury Renn Fair. Tempus will have the shop open at 1pm.

 [posting at 1am] It got nasty in the afternoon in King’s Valley, but Tempus says it wasn’t too bad at home. Right now it’s 63F in Waldport, but 67F here in Eugene. There are showers in both areas., wind at 4-13mph and gusting, AQI -62 , UV5. Chance of rain 18% today and 24% tonight.

Air Quality Alert through 11am on Monday.

Forecast – Today(62/54) cloudy. Tomorrow/Tue((62/52). Wed(61/51) cloudy. ThU-Sat(61/51) partly cloudy. Sun/Mon(62/51) showers possible.

13 Fires on the map
Smoke is covering most of the US. Waldport is under the 2nd level of the plume.
Rum Creek Fire –21,347 acres

Van Meter- 3500 acres

Jordann Creek – 350 acres

Potter Fire – 631 acres
Big Swamp Fire – 110 acres
Windigo Fire – 1,007 acres
Cedar Creek Fire – 73,923 acres
Miller Road Fire – 10,847 acres – Not on the map, but I doubt that it’s out….
821 Pv Fire – 200 acres
Crockets Knob Fire – 4,331 acres.
Sturgill Fire – 19,573 acres
Goat Mountain Two Fire – 490 acres
Double Creek Fire – 149,994 acres
Mm365 Fire – 600 acres (not on map)
Nebo – 11,882 acres
16 firespots.

Friday evening I was tired enough that I went to sleep almost immediately. The tap on the door at 7:30 was only tolerable because I was up and getting dressed. We were in the car by 8am and since Johanna was still on the way, we went to fetch some coffees.

We were completely packed and on the way by 8:30. There was ash falling, even after we got to the site, and the sun was blood-red.

Despite that my displays were mostly done by 10, and with a little help, complete within another 20 minutes. It was beastly hot, 91F. We didn’t have a good breeze the way the previous two days had been, either. I talked and talked to the people who stopped to look at my displays. I needed the mask for the smoke (The filter was brown that night!) …but it was too hot some of the time. By 3pm Helen had had enough and we retreated to the car and air-conditioning. Johanna nabbed her stuff and we headed for Eugene, stopping for ice cream and chatting a mile a minute.

We crashed once we were back. I managed to wake for supper, but decided to go back to bed instead of watching a movie. I finally woke near 11, sorted various belongings, then started on this. I have my embroidery with me, a sampler, but I’ll probably sleep again soon.

Tempus says that the shop was quiet.

Today we’ll be leaving for the site around 8:30. I hope we’ll get all the way through the day with enough energy for tear-down.

Low tide – Another from 9-5-17 By Jamie Marie @ girlinwaterphotography

Satyagraha is a term for non-violent resistance used by Mahatma Gandhi, who is honored on this day.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyagraha

Gandhi envisioned satyagraha as not only a tactic to be used in acute political struggle, but as a universal solvent for injustice and harm.

He founded the Sabarmati Ashram to teach satyagraha. He asked satyagrahis to follow the following principles (Yamas described in Yoga Sutra):[23]

  1. Nonviolence (ahimsa)
  2. Truth – this includes honesty, but goes beyond it to mean living fully in accord with and in devotion to that which is true
  3. Not stealing
  4. Non-possession (not the same as poverty)
  5. Body-labour or bread-labour
  6. Control of desires (gluttony)
  7. Fearlessness
  8. Equal respect for all religions
  9. Economic strategy such as boycott of imported goods (swadeshi)

On another occasion, he listed these rules as “essential for every Satyagrahi in India”:

  1. Must have a living faith in God
  2. Must be leading a chaste life, and be willing to die or lose all his possessions
  3. Must be a habitual khadi weaver and spinner
  4. Must abstain from alcohol and other intoxicants

…and of course today is the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

There is still a lot of controversy and plenty of conspiracy theories surrounding the event. Whatever else, it shook the spirit of America. We’d been invulnerable for so long, and suddenly, “It can’t happen here” did. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attacks

Of all the 911 tributes and memes that are out there, I still think this one is the best. I watched it again tonight and I started sobbing before they even knelt.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyP0JsyvYnA

Today’s Plant is Gillyflower, Clove Pink, Carnation, all names that are used for, Dianthus caryophyllus. This plant has been hybridized to the point where the basic flower and the florist’s varieties (which are all that show up in the article….) don’t look a bit alike, although they keep the scent. These also make a yummy tea. Even a single flower in a cup of green tea is enough! There is a lot of symbolism to the flower, depending on which culture you’re in, although they generally are thought to mean love, fascination, and distinction. They were used particularly in crowns of victory in ancient Europe. – Masculine, Sun, Fire, Jupiter – All-purpose protection, in healing for strength and energy (so perfect for hospital bouquets!) and for healing of broken hearts, (add red, rather than pink blossoms). White are occasionally used for the protection of children or those who travel. Dried petals make a great addition to sachets, potpourris or incense since they strengthen the properties of other plants and herbs.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dianthus_caryophyllus

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 Aries

Full Moon – The day of, the day before, and day after the true Full Moon. “And better it be when the moon is full!”! Prime time for rituals for prophecy, for spells to come to fruition, infusing health and wholeness, etc. A good time for invoking deity. FRUITION Manifesting goals, nurturing, passion, healing, strength, power. Workings on this day are for protection, divination. “extra power”, job hunting, healing serious conditions Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams. God/dess Aspect: Mother/Abundance/Kingship – Associated God/desses: Danu, Cerridwen, Gaia, Aphrodite, Isis, Jupiter, Amon-Ra. Phase ends on 9/11 at 2:59pm. 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 9/25 at 2:55pm. 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 9/17 at 2:52pm. .

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 Runic half-month of Kenaz/Ken/Kebo – September 13-27 – Ken represents a flaming torch within the royal hall, so it’s the time of the creative fire – the forge where natural materials are transmuted by the force of the human will into a mystical third, an artifact that could not otherwise come into being. The positive aspects of sexuality that are immanent in Freya and Frey come into play at this time. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, p. 102

Sun in Virgo

Mercury (10/2), Pluto (10/8), Saturn (10/23), Jupiter (11/23), Neptune 12/3, Chiron (12/23), Uranus (1/22/23) Retrograde
Goddess Month of Mala runs from 9/6 – 10/2
Celtic Tree Month of Muin/Vine  Sep 2 – 29
Color – Gold
Harvest 9/11&12
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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
Su  11     High   1:24 AM     8.1   6:51 AM     Set  8:11 AM      99
~    11      Low   7:53 AM    -0.6   7:34 PM    Rise  8:33 PM
~    11     High   2:06 PM     7.8
~    11      Low   8:14 PM     0.4


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Laugh until you cry… Cry until you laugh…


Journal Prompt – Why would? – Why would we say that someone is “bananas”?



~   Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason. – Samuel Adams (1722-1803) US patriot
~   … for the dullard on the front bench opposite. – Paul Keating
~   An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought. – Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Spanish artist
~   The answer to any question starting, “Why don’t they-” is almost always, “Money”. – Shooting Destination Moon (1950) Robert Heinlein

Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling, 
Give me juicy autumnal fruit ripe and red from the orchard, 
Give me a field where the unmowed grass grows, 
Give me an arbor, give me the trellised grape.
–Walt Whitman (1919–92)


Mabon Magick – Spells

Reap the Harvest Spell

When we find ourselves repeatedly in situations that yield a grim emotional, spiritual, or physical harvest, we need to look inward to ascertain if the seeds that we are sowing will grow the crops that we desire. To do this, light a green or brown candle. Place malachite in front of the candle representing your heartfelt desire for change. Focusing on the candle, ask for guidance from your higher self in discovering your heart’s desires and ambitions. Script these desires in a visual present tense. State these or similar words:

The universe unfolds her abundant path for me.
Her fruitful harvest is mine,
So mote it be.

Focus the stream of your visualizations on the malachite. That is, visualize the malachite lending vibrations to your vision as it sends your energy out to the universe. Afterward, extinguish the candle. Hold onto the malachite as a reminder of your heart’s harvest. ~Karen Follet )0(  From The Morning Feast Archives 

Pagan Studies : Day of Harvest Spell 9/9

Today is the birthday of the Russian harvest Goddess, Berehynia. In her honor, make your own harvest incense. Combine two parts sweet grass, one part each cedar, sage, juniper, and rosemary essential oils. Mix them together in a glass bottle. Or you may use the dry herbs and grind them together in a blender or bowl. Once your incense has been mixed, chant:

Sacred herbs,
Children of the land,
Bring us the blessings of the harvest season.

Burn your incense on a charcoal disk, and wish Berehynia a very happy birthday.

~ Kristin Madden, from GrannyMoon’s Coventry of Healing Arts and Pagan Studies  

Sweep Away the Past Spell – Incense of the day: Cedar

During Passover, Jews are not allowed to eat chametz, or leavened bread, or to have any in their possession. Homes are traditionally cleaned from top to bottom, so as not to allow for the possibly of a single breadcrumb to remain. Likewise, this is the perfect time to do your own spring-cleaning, both of the physical and the spiritual sort. As you sweep, vacuum, and scrub, imagine removing any negativity that has built up right along with the dust and dirt. When you are done, set up a white cloth on a table or shelf near the heart of the house and place a bell, sage or cedar incense, a lighter, salt, a chalice or cup filled with water, and a stirring device on this altar. Place a new broom nearby, then use the broom to symbolically sweep the house, beginning in the back rooms and always going toward the door.

Open the door and sweep all of the negativity that you have gathered outside, saying:  “I sweep out the old and gather in the new.”

Shut the door and return to the altar. Light the incense, saying: “By air and fire, I cleanse and bless my home. Let it be a place of wisdom and love.”

Go around the house in a clockwise circle, smudging, making sure to get into every nook and cranny.

Finally, pour three spoonfuls of salt into the water and stir, saying, “By water and earth, I cleanse and bless my home. May it be a place of healing and sanctuary.”

Repeat the clockwise circle, carrying a chalice of salt water from which you carefully sprinkle. Return to the altar and ask for the blessings of your patron deities.

“By my will, and with your blessings, this rite is done.”

Ring the bell.

By: Lady MoonDance, Llewellyn and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast


Silliness – Sniglet – Any word which should be in the dictionary but isn’t. – cinemuck (SI ne muk) – n.The combination of popcorn, soda, and melted chocolate which covers the floors of movie theaters.

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