Daily Stuff 10-11-22 General Pulaski Memorial Day

Hi, folks!

Minus Tide at 8:37 PM of -0.5 feet. The shop is closed on Tue/Wed. Fall hours are 1-6pm Thurs.-Mon. Featured photo by Ken Gagne.

[posting at 6pm] Overcast and 56F, wind at 0-10mph, AQI 20/58/40, UV3. Chance of rain 8% today and 7% tonight. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY through noon Tuesday (wind). Forecast – That chance of rain has vanished again, and a couple of hot days coming up…. Today(61/49) sunny. Tomorrow(68/48) sunny. Thu(64/50) sunny. Fri(65/51) partly cloudy. Sat(71/51) sunny. Sun(60/53) partly cloudy. Mon(59/51) mostly cloudy. Tue(60/51) partly cloudy. Wed(62/52) mostly sunny.

Fires on the map
All but the southern edge of Oregon is under the light smoke layer, but the Cedar Creek fire has a plume off it it that’s covering most of the Valley.
Rum Creek Fire – 21,347 acres – off the map
Cedar Creek Fire – 121,762  – up
Sumac Fire – New – 150 acres – off the map
Slick Ear Fire – 243 acres – same
Crockets Knob Fire – 4,331 – same
West Campbell Fire – 135 acres – same
Sturgill Fire – 21,710 acres – same
Goat Mountain Two Fire – 584 acres – same
Double Creek Fire – 171,532 acres – same
Nebo – 12,609 acres – same – off the map
8 firespots.

Sunday evening we were pretty tired. Tempus has been short on sleep for several days, and I just wear thin after a long day at the shop. After I got the newsletter out he decided that he’d better get some bills paid. We eventually headed home, a tad earlier than we’ve been so I got a bath before supper and then we ate (leftovers again) and turned in.

I did a little more sewing during the night, but was just feeling bleah, and realized why this morning. I have a recurring virus thing that nails me every so often, and yeah, it’s doing it. Well, I’ll have this weekend to recuperate….

All the inlets were full as we drove into town… of water, because of the time of the tide… Geese in the one by Rovers and wood ducks and mallards in another, but only a few in the Eckman outflow.

We got things open, got coffee and Tempus had errands to run in Newport which put paid to getting any cleaning done at the shop. <sigh> I was writing hard most of the day, the usual Monday blog posts.

We had a few customers in, but only a few, mostly just looking.

Once Tempus was back he set out to do bread, even though it was going to make us late going home. I kept writing, even after I had the blog post done. I wanted to get the next couple of newsletter ready so all I do is put in the note. Thursday’s is going to be late again, but I can minimize that by getting it mostly ready, so it comes out around 2pm.

Today is a rest day. I don’t think we have much planned, which is a good thing, although I’m hoping Tempus will put my towel bar back up and help me clean the kitchen area, which has turned into a disaster. I have friends possibly coming out to escape the smoke in the Valley (dang, 481?) and a meeting in the evening, which, if it runs long enough will leave me at the shop while Tempus is running the paper route. We’ll see.

This is a Ken Gagne photo. When you see the tripod, right of the top center of the pic, the message for the upcoming stormy days is obvious! The guy survived the experience, but many don’t. Don’t go after the fantastic shot and lose your life! Or at best, equipment! …and that shadow in the foam just left of center is the guy whose equipment got ruined. He almost qualified for a Darwin…


General Pulaski Memorial Day, USA – Held annually in honour of General Kazimierz Pułaski (Casimir Pulaski; ‘the father of American cavalry’), a Polish hero of the American Revolution and to honour the heritage of Polish Americans. Pulaski Highway in Baltimore is a major thoroughfare in honor of some cavalry maneuvers during the Revolution. More on this page:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Pulaski_Memorial_Day and on Pulaski’s life here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazimierz_Pu%C5%82aski

farewelltospring plant flower

Today’s Plant is farewell-to-spring. Clarkia amoena (godetia; syn.Godetia amoena) is a flowering plant native to western North America, found in coastal hills and mountains from British Columbia south to the San Francisco Bay Area. It is an annual plant growing to 1 m tall, with slender, linear leaves 2–7 cm long and 2–6 mm

plant flower farewell to spring

broad. The flowers are pink to pale purple, with four broad petals 1.5–6 cm long. The fruit is a dry capsule, which splits open when mature to release the numerous seeds. –Masculine, Mercury, Fire – Two very specific magicks for this plant…. Use it in coming-of-age rituals (such as luck on a driver’s test, or graduation or in firstblood/firstseed rituals, and also for fertility/prosperity (the seed capsule)

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,


Moon in Taurus

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 10/11 at 1:55am. 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 10/25 at 3:49am. 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 10/17 at 1:56pm.

This is the time of year when, after nightfall, W-shaped Cassiopeia stands on end halfway up the northeastern sky — and when, off to its left in the north, the dim Little Dipper extends leftward from Polaris. The Little Dipper’s two brightest stars (2nd magnitude) are Polaris, the end of its handle due north, and Kochab, the lip of its bowl about a fist and a half to the left.

Observers in the northwestern U.S. and parts of Canada and Greenland get a special treat tonight: Uranus is occulted by the Moon. The magnitude 5.7 planet will be a challenging to see with the bright Moon so close by, but bring out your binoculars or telescope to give it a try. It’ll certainly be worth it. The pair rise around 7:30 P.M. local time in Aries the Ram. Uranus currently sits about halfway between 6th-magnitude Sigma (σ) and 53 Arietis. You’ll need to stay up late to catch the event, as it takes several hours for the Moon to close in on the ice giant’s position. The times of the occultation’s start and end are heavily location dependent, occurring late on the 11th or early on the 12th. Check the International Occultation Timing Association’s page for the event to find out whether your location is in the path of the shadow and when to look for Uranus to disappear and return to the sky. Even if you can’t observe the occultation, you can certainly watch the distance between the planet and our satellite shrink. In the early hours of the 12th, the Moon will pass less than a degree north of Uranus.

Neptune, magnitude 7.8 at the Aquarius-Pisces border, is higher in evening about 8° west of Jupiter. See the Neptune finder charts in the September Sky & Telescope, page 49.

Runic half-month of Gebo/ Gyfu – Sept 28-Oct 12 – Gyfu represents the unity that a gift brings between the donor & recipient. It is a time of unification, both between members of society and between the human and divine. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, p. 102 Runic half-month of Wunjo/Wyn – October 13-28 – Wyn represents joy, the rune being the shape of a weather vane. The month represents the creation of harmony within the given conditions of the present.

Sun in Libra

Saturn (10/23), Jupiter (11/23), Neptune 12/3, Chiron (12/23), Uranus (1/22/23) Retrograde
Goddess Month of Hathor runs from 10/3 – 10/30
Celtic Tree Month of Gort/Ivy  Sep 30 – Oct 27
Color – Maroon
Planting 10-11&12
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Celtic Tree Month of Gort/Ivy  Sep 30 – Oct 27 – Gort – (GORT), ivy – Ivy (Hedera helix L.) is also a vine, growing to 30 m (100 feet) long in beech woods and around human habitations, where it is widely planted as a ground cover. Ivy produces greenish flowers before Samhain on short, vertical shrubby branches. The leaves of these flowering branches lack the characteristic lobes of the leaves of the rest of the plant. Like holly, ivy is evergreen, its dark green leaves striking in the bare forests of midwinter. Ivy is widely cultivated in North America. It is a member of the Ginseng family (Araliaceae).

Gort – Ivy Ogam letter correspondences
Month: September
Color: Sky Blue
Class: Chieftain
Letter: G
Meaning: Take time to soul search or you will make a wrong decision.

to study this month Uilleand – Honeysuckle Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Yellow-white
Class: Peasant
Letter: P, PE, UI
Meaning: Proceed with caution.


Tides for Alsea Bay

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~            /Low      Time     Feet   Sunset                                    Visible
Tu  11     High   2:06 AM     7.3   7:27 AM     Set  9:27 AM      99
~    11      Low   7:57 AM     1.3   6:39 PM    Rise  7:39 PM
~    11     High   1:56 PM     8.3
~    11      Low   8:37 PM    -0.5


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.


Journal Prompt – What do you think? – What do you think is the greatest invention? Why?



~   There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality. – Jonas Salk (1914-1995) US microbiologist
~   Expect more than others think possible. – Howard Schultz
~   Your life is something opaque, not transparent, as long as you look at it in an …ordinary human way. But if you hold it up against the light of God’s goodness, it shines and turns transparent, radiant and bright. And then you ask yourself in amazement: Is this really my own life I see before me? – Albert Schweitzer
~   Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment. –The Seven Habits of Successful People

“Come, little leaves,” said the wind one day,
“Come o’er the meadows with me and play:
Put on your dresses of red and gold –
For summer is gone and the days grow cold.” – Anon.


Samhain Magick – Poems/Invocations

With all my will, but much against my heart,
We two now part.
My Very Dear,
Our solace is, the sad road lies so clear.
It needs no art,
With faint, averted feet
And many a tear,
In our opposed paths to persevere.
Go thou to East, I West.
We will not say
There’s any hope, it is so far away
Bu, O, my Best,
When the one darling of our widowhead,
The nursling Grief,
Is dead,
And no dews blur our eyes
To see the peach-bloom come in evening skies,
Perchance we may,
Where now this night is day,
And even through faith of still averted feet,
Making full circle of our banishment,
Amazed meet;
The bitter journey to the bourne so sweet
Seasoning the termless feast of our content
With tears of recognition never dry.

…..A Farewell by Coventry Patmore (1823-96)

Invocation of the Old One by Noel-Anne Brennan

Ancient Mother
Lady of the Red Desert,
Lady of the Great North,
Mistress of Moonlight,
And ice,
Mistress of Earth
And the changing sky,
Come to us now.
Come to us,
Old one,
You whose name
Is in all things,
Come to us now
And bless us
And feel our love.

From 365 Goddesses

Go home now, to the mother of winter.
Go home now, to your springtime home.
Go home now, to the mother of summer.
Go home now, to your autumn home.
Sleep, oh sleep now. Sleep, oh sleep.
Sleep against her sacred breast.
Sleep, oh sleep now. Sleep, oh sleep.
Sleep this night, let her give you rest. ~Medieval Irish Death Chant

This is the night on which the ancient Celtic feast of Samhain was celebrated – and is still celebrated, under its later name of Halloween. In the Celtic calendar, there were two days when the veil between this world and the next grew thin so that beings could pass between them. One was Beltane, May 1, when beings who wished to be born sought new bodies; today is the opposite feast, when the spirits of the dead can come back to comfort, or to disturb, those left behind.

Samhain was Christianized into All Saints’ Day, but the meaning remains the same. Today, in the gathering dark of late fall, we think of those who have gone into that mysterious night of death. We grow closer to them, and they to us. Some day, each of us will join them in the afterworld, whatever it may be. Samhain, each year, reminds us of that. By Patricia Monaghan ~ From “The Goddess Companion” and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast 


Silliness – Sniglet – Any word which should be in the dictionary but isn’t. – spibble (SPIB ul) – n. The metal barrier on a rotary phone that prevents you from dialing past 0.

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