Daily Stuff 9-22-22 Mabon

Hi, folks!

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

 [posting at 2pm] Beautiful sunshine, but there are lot of cumulus clouds up there, some quite dark! 62F, wind at 1-4 mph and gusting, AQI 14-38, UV4. Chance of rain 12% today and 9% tonight.

I’ll catch the forecast and fires in the next newsletter.

Tuesday evening after the newsletter went out I wrote for quite awhile, then after dozing off at my desk, I went in back for a nap. When I got up I wrote furiously for about 2 hours, and when I started dozing off again, gave up and went in back to sleep.

Tempus picked me up at about 9:30 and we swung by the Farmer’s Market. The farm that’s been there all summer, well, that was their last time this year. I got grapes, a tomato, a couple of onions and blueberries. I also picked up onions from the other farm. I was hoping for Jerusalem artichokes. Maybe next week.

We went home and went to sleep. I had trouble getting comfortable, common after I sleep on the nap bed, but I eventually dropped off. I was back up at 2:30, got myself together and started work on the garden. Mostly I sorted stuff around and weeded the mint, but I had a kiddo stop by with her mom and she wanted to know the names of everything. I tossed the old dahlia tubers under the porch, so I could use the pot they were in, but pulled out two that had shoots and planted those.

By the time that was done Tempus was up and making coffee. We talked for a bit, then got washed up and changed and headed for the shop to pick up some things before going to Loryea’s. She made a lovely dinner, but it ran later than we planned, so we decided to hold a Circle at the shop Thursday evening instead.

Today we’re at the shop on time. We have a lot to do, including putting away some of the stuff on the coffee table, so there’s room for the Circle.

Chorus frog in fall camo gear up the Yachats River Valley – by Josh Orkin 9/18/2019 Used with permission


Yesterday was the 22nd anniversary of the Milk Miracle, the day that statues of Ganesha and others of his family drank milk. There’s no consensus reality explanation for something like this. It’s just a ….miracle…. http://www.crystalinks.com/milkmiracle.html  I like the contention of many people that a miracle of this sort presages the coming of a new Teacher. That’s hopeful.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu_milk_miracle

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Svarog’s Holiday – Ruen (September) 21 – This is the Autumnal Equinox, the day of the God of Fire and the Sky. This is the day to drink mead and honor Svarog.

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Today’s Plant is YarrowAchillea millefolium. This plant is often called woundwort or nosebleed because of its clotting properties and is used for fevers and infections because it has salicylates (aspirin) in it. The young leaves can be eaten and it becomes and aid to vision-work. It’s easy to grow and makes a great companion plant. We have mostly the pacifica and californica varieties out here. – Feminine, Venus, Water. Exorcism – Wear to protect – hold in hand to stop fear – hang over bed for lasting love – carry for love and bring friends and contact with relatives. Flower – Feminine, Venus, Water – flowers made into tea for psychic power, Exorcism, protection, stop fear, lasting love. More info here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarrow

Fall hours are 1-6pm Thurs.-Mon., although we’re often here later. 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 Leo

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. 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 9/24 at 2:55am.


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 enters Libra at 6:04pm. 

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 – Turquoise
Harvest 9/21&2
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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
Th  22      Low   5:18 AM     0.4   7:04 AM    Rise  3:20 AM      16
~    22     High  11:47 AM     6.2   7:14 PM     Set  6:23 PM
~    22      Low   5:26 PM     2.6
~    22     High  11:07 PM     7.0


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – A successful marriage isn’t finding the right person – it’s being the right person.


Journal Prompt – Wiki – What family item has changed your view or ideas about a family member?



22~   Jim, you’re a fool,”Bowles answered.No, I’m a bachelor. Why? Because I can’t stand the favorite sport of all women. Which is? Trying to geld stallions. Let’s get on with the job.” – Destination Moon (p. 570) Robert Heinlein
~   If you’re angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug – which is all the more reason to do so. It’s hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and that’s precisely what happens when we hug each other. ~Walter Anderson, The Confidence Course, 1997
~   Life is always walking up to us and saying, ‘Come on in, the living’s fine,’ and what do we do?  Back off and take its picture. – Russell Baker
~   ‘Knelt before power absolute, I close my eyes to see a path invisible to my sight. With light to guide me, my path will be of truth… courage… and love. My prayer is to no one, and to everything. Let fate lead me, always.’ My son, let these words lead you to a greater life. – Chronicles of the Jedi: Frostborn, forthcoming, Raun Beorson

’Tis the last rose of summer (In honor of Grandma’s birthday…)
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone:
No flower of her kindred,
No rose-bud is nigh,
To reflect back her blushes,
Or give sigh for sigh. – Thomas Moore (1779–1852)


Mabon Crafts

Harvest Placemats

You will need:

  • Dried Leaves
  • flowers and seeds that are flattened
  • clear contact paper
  • large sheet of construction paper or poster board cut to approx. 12×18 inches
  • white or stick glue

To make

  1. Place leaves, flowers and seeds on the paper of choice and glue into place with a very small amount of glue. Use only as much as is necessary to hold items in place.
  2. Cut contact paper to the same size as the paper used and cover by placing over the top of design. http://paganwiccan.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=paganwiccan&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dreamcatcher.net%2Fmoonwise%2Fcrafts.html

DIY FALL WHEAT SHEAF WREATH – http://julieblanner.com/diy-fall-wheat-sheave-wreath/#_a5y_p=2417680

Wouldn’t this make a beautiful entrance to a Fall wedding?

I’m finally getting there-decorating our home for my favorite season, Fall.  It also happens to be the busiest time of the year for me-wedding season!  I gravitate toward natural wreaths.  They’re beautiful, simple and can surprisingly be used year after year with care.  Over the weekend, we traveled outside of the city to the pumpkin patch.  Of course Kansas, is covered in wheat.  I wanted to integrate it’s beauty and simplicity in our home. I wanted to create a wheat sheaf wreath, similar to a centerpiece I saw on Martha Stewart Weddings a few years ago.

  • Gather your wheat bunch {found at a craft or home store} with a rubber band to hold the stems in place.
  • One layer at a time, cut to desired length with scissors.
  • Twist your stems to give a nice round, full, effect.  Trim any loose stems.
  • Using a wreath hanger, determine your desired height.
  • Secure by your rubber band, or if necessary, by using twine/string.
  • Add your ribbon & you have a beautiful wheat sheaf wreath!  I chose to coordinate mine with my mums…I think it will go beautiful with the green jarrahdale pumpkins I picked at the patch over the weekend.
  • To adapt this for a centerpiece, finish by trimming the bottom of the stems evenly.

Time: 10 minutes

Anja’s Note – Using the same directions, but cutting bundles where the stems are cut to 4 inches long you can bind wheat to a wreath frame2-5 stems at a time, overlapping, and make an actual wreath for the door or to lie flat on a table for a centerpiece. The latter goes well with prosperity pumpkins or pumpkin candles.

Julie Blanner is the voice behind the stylish lifestyle blog filled with do-it-yourself inspiration for effortless entertaining, home design and thoughtful gift-giving.


Silliness – Sniglet – Any word which should be in the dictionary but isn’t. – neonphancy (ne ON fan see) – n. A fluorescent light bulb struggling to come to life.

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