Daily Stuff 10-27-22 Michael Servetus

Hi, folks!

Minus Tide at 8:58 PM of -1.1 feet. The shop opens at 1pm. Fall hours are 1-6pm Thurs.-Mon. Featured photo by Don Lindsley. Updated with the note at 3pm. Fire/Weather in the newsletter for the 28th.

Tuesday evening I spent writing. I got a nap and went back to it. I finally quit around 5am because I was getting the “stupids” and making far too many mistakes. I never did actually sleep before Tempus got in around 8. We went home and crashed.

I got up around the usual tme and got some water and a snack, then went back to bed for awhile. When I got up the 2nd time Tempus did too. I got the cold coffee that he made for me on Tuesday and he headed into town to get propane and pay some bills. When he got back we had some lunch/supper (lupper?) and then worked on cleaning up the corner where a lot of the totes that I had sorted out had been placed. More books that need to be checked in! I also got some books onto the shelf (almost all my Mercedes Lackey books are in reach, now!) and then worked on figuring out where to put some of the stuff that had been displaced.

We went to bed early and when I was up during the night (while Tempus was out on the paper route) I pretty much just read. I was hurting quite a bit. I’ve had to take pain meds this morning, too. Not quite sure what’s going on.

Fishing in the fog by Don Lindsley on 10/18/18 Used with permission.
pic plant tree Thuja_plicata

Today’s plant is Western Red CedarThuja plicata, which is not a cedar at all, but an Arborvitae. Arborvitae comes from the Latin for “tree of life” and coincidentally, native Americans of the West coast also address the species as “long life maker”. “Western Redcedar has an extensive history of use by the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast, from Oregon to southeast Alaska. Some northwest coast tribes refer to themselves as “people of the redcedar” because of their extensive dependence on the tree for basic materials. The wood has been used for constructing housing, totem poles, and crafted into many objects, including masks, utensils, boxes, boards, instruments, canoes, vessels, and ceremonial objects. Roots and bark were used for baskets, ropes, clothing, blankets and rings.” Wiki article –Masculine, Sun, Fire, – to enhance banishing of ill health and bad dreams. Burn for this purpose and purification and psychic power. Make a sachet for love or courage. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thuja_plicata


Today is the anniversary of one of the Mighty Dead, Michael Servetus, who was executed for “heresy”. He is also claimed as an “ancestor” by the Unitarians and others.

Quote from Wikipedia – “Servetus was the first European to describe the function of pulmonary circulation, although his achievement was not widely recognized at the time, … an amazing understanding of the body and treatments. Most copies of the book were burned shortly after its publication in 1553 because of persecution of Servetus by religious authorities. …In passage V, Servetus recounts his discovery that the blood of the pulmonary circulation flows from the heart to the lungs (rather than air in the lungs flowing to the heart as had been thought). His discovery was based on the color of the blood, the size and location of the different ventricles, and the fact that the pulmonary vein was extremely large, which suggested that it performed intensive and transcendent exchange.” Source and more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Servetus

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 Scorpio enters Sagittarius at 3:55am.

New Moon Magick – The beginning of a new cycle. – Keywords for the New phase are: beginning, birth, emergence, projection, clarity. It is the time in a cycle that you are stimulated to take a new action. During this phase the new cycle is being seeded by your vision, inner and outer. Engage in physical activity. Spend time alone. VISUALIZE your goals for the 29.6-day cycle ahead. The new moon is for starting new ventures, new beginnings. Also love and romance, health or job hunting. Phase ends on 10/26 at 3:49pm. 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 on 11/8 at 3:02am. Diana’s Bow – On the 3rd day after the new moon you can (weather permitting) see the tiny crescent in the sky, the New Moon holding the Old Moon in her arms. Begin on your goals for the next month. A good time for job interviews or starting a project. Take a concrete step! God/dess aspect: Daughter/Son/Innocence – Associated God/dess: Vesta, Horus. Phase ends on 10/29 at 3:49pm.

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF – Comet ZTF is slowly moving south through Serpens Caput, sliding away from the Northern Crown. – Alison Klesman (via TheSkyX)

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is preparing to (hopefully) stun us early next year, when it is estimated to reach 6th magnitude or brighter. For now, it’s still 11th magnitude as it skims slowly away from Corona Borealis, moving through Serpens Caput. Tonight, you can find it shortly after sunset by dropping just under 1° south of 5th-magnitude Delta (δ) Coronae Borealis in the west. The region sets around 10 P.M. local time, though you’ll likely lose any good views of the comet about an hour before that, as it sinks into the turbulent air near the horizon. Although ZTF will swell in size and brightness over the coming months, for now, it’s best seen with an 8-inch or larger scope under dark skies. It will look like a slightly fuzzy-edged puffball of soft, diffuse light, compared with the sharp pinpricks of stars shining around it. Comets warm as they near the Sun, which sublimates gases off the surface to build up a bigger, fuzzier coma around the nucleus and a long dust tail stretching behind it. For now, ZTF is still nearly 155 million miles (250 million kilometers) from the Sun; it will close to 100 million miles (166 million km) by perihelion in early January next year.

Jupiter on October 4th, imaged by Christopher Go. South is up, to match the view in many telescopes. The Great Red Spot is rotating off the preceding (celestial west) limb. The dark North Equatorial Belt on this side of the planet has become full of white cloud eruptions. White eruptions often precede the widening and darkening of a belt.

Jupiter dazzles in the southeast after dark. Below it by almost two fists is 2nd-magnitude Diphda (Beta Ceti), the Frog Star. That’s what the name means in Arabic. Almost halfway between them is fainter Iota Ceti, magnitude 3.5. Look two or three fists right of Diphda and there’s 1st-magnitude Fomalhaut, the Mouth of the Fish. It’s the Alpha star of the Southern Fish, Piscis Austrinus.

Mars on October 16th, imaged by S&T’s Sean Walker in one color of near-infrared and three colors of visible light. South is up. “My first look at Mars this apparition was sort of magical,” he writes. “The seeing was pretty good, and Mars was so high at 2:30 a.m. that I didn’t need the dispersion corrector. Some dust is visible in the southern hemisphere” (near top here). Dark areas near center with downward prongs are Margaritifer Sinus and Aurorae Sinus. Lower left of Margaritifer Sinus, dark Oxia Palus has grown large and joined with the Niliacus Lacus / Mare Acidalium region below. Walker uses a Player One Astronomy Uranus-C video camera on a 12.5-inch Newtonian reflector.

Mars has swollen from 12″ to 15″ in apparent diameter this month as it nears its end-of-year opposition. That means now is the time to practice sighting and capturing video images of the Red Planet’s surface features as they grow more visible with time. Currently in Taurus, Mars is magnitude –1.1, far outshining the luminary red giant Aldebaran at magnitude 0.1. The Red Planet now sits between the endpoints of Taurus’ horns: 3rd-magnitude Alheka and 2nd-magnitude Elnath. It’s been moving east against the background stars each night but by the end of the month, it will have halted that motion and started moving back toward the Bull’s face to meet up with Aldebaran and the Hyades. Mars rotates slightly slower than Earth, which means that from our point of view, features appear to slide backwards from night to night. In the few hours before and after local midnight, the dark blotch of Syrtis Major and the brighter Hellas basin are visible on the Earth-facing side for observers in the Midwest. Observers in other locations may see these features slightly earlier or later. See if you can also spot the long, dark line of Utopia Planitia stretching out in the planet’s northern hemisphere.

Mercury is sinking away into the sunrise glow. Good luck with it before sunrise on the 24th, even at magnitude –1.0 and even with a telescope. See that date above.

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. Runic half-month of Hagalaz/Hagal – October 29-Novmber 12 – The Runic half-month of Hagal commences today, represented by the hailstone of transformation. It is a harbinger of the need to undergo the necessary preparations before the harsh northern Winter.

Sun in Scorpio

Jupiter (11/23), Neptune 12/3, Chiron (12/23), Uranus (1/22/23) Retrograde
Goddess Month of Hathor runs from 10/3 – 10/30
Goddess Month of Cailleach/Samhain runs from 10/31 – 11/27
Celtic Tree Month of Gort/Ivy  Sep 30 – Oct 27
Celtic Tree Month of Ngetal/Reed  Oct 28 – Nov 24
Color – White
©2022 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright


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.

Celtic Tree Month of Ngetal/Reed  Oct 28 – Nov 24 – nGéadal – (NYEH-dl), reed – The term “reed” is used with great imprecision in North America, but it is clear that the reed of the ogham is the common reed (Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steudel). This is a giant grass, with stems as high as 4 m (13 feet). It grows in marshy areas, where it often forms dense stands. Like most other grasses, the vertical stems live only a single year, dying in the autumn and being replaced with new green shoots in the spring. The dead stems rattle and whisper in late autumn winds. Common reed has spread as a weed throughout the world; in North America it is widespread in cooler climates. Common reed is in the Grass family (Poaceae, or Gramineae). “The Reed Month, is said by some to be most favorable for communication with ancestral spirits and the strengthening of all family ties, with magickal associations with fertility, love, protection, and family concerns. ‘Thin and slender is the Reed. He stands in clumps at the edge of the river and between his feet hides the swift pike awaiting an unsuspecting minnow to come his way. In his thinness the reed resembles arrows that fly, silver-tipped, up into the unknown air to land at the very source that one had searched for all these years. Firing arrows off into the unknown is an expression of the desire to search out basic truths. If you loose off without direction, the place of landing will be random. If the firing off is carried out with the correct conviction, determination and sense of purpose, then the act becomes secondary to the event that comes both before and after the moment.'”   Source: Earth, Moon and Sky

Ngetal – Reed Ogam letter correspondences
Month: October
Color: Grass Green
Class: Shrub
Letter: NG
Meaning: Upsets or surprises

to study this month Mor – the Sea Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Blue-green
Class: none
Letter: AE, X, XI, M


Tides for Alsea Bay

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~            /Low      Time     Feet   Sunset                                    Visible
Th  27     High   2:35 AM     7.1   7:47 AM    Rise 10:36 AM      2
~    27      Low   8:03 AM     2.4   6:13 PM     Set  7:35 PM
~    27     High   1:56 PM     8.8
~    27      Low   8:58 PM    -1.1


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Aloneness is a flower, a lotus blooming in your heart. Aloneness is positive, aloneness is health. It is the joy of being yourself.


Journal Prompt – Auto-Biographical narrative – Tell the story of your name: who gave it to you, why it was given to you, and whether or not you like it



~   My work is being destroyed almost as soon as it is printed. One day it is being read; the next day someone’s wrapping fish in it. – Al Capp (1909-1979) US cartoonist
~   A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid. – William Faulkner (1897-1962) US writer
~   Not joy but joylessness is the mother of debauchery. – Nietzsche
~   The future battle on the ground will be preceded by battle in the air. This will determine which of the contestants has to suffer operational and tactical disadvantages and be forced throughout the battle into adoption compromise solutions. – Erwin Rommel (1891-1944) German Field Marshal.

The white chrysanthemums and asters star
The frosty silence.
–Alice Wellington Rollins (1847–97)


Samhain Magick –

Ancestors call from Tir fo Thuinn
Beating wings, voice of the swan
Dance from sunset into the dawn.
And the gods will dance in the mist

Blowing wind will call them here
Voice of the dead will answer our fears.
And sung as we dance in the mist

Death to death and life to life
Form to form on the edge of the night.
We call as we move through the mist

Womb to tomb and birth to birth
Warmth of the flames upon the hearth
We are held in the arms of the earth

Ancestors come they hear our call
Dance their bones down echoing halls.
They rise like the tide of the mist.
Happy Samhain. – Granny  ©¿©¬  Moon

Hallowmas by Rhiannon Cotter

At Hallowmas, the veil between the worlds of life and death, conscious and unconscious, grows thin as we celebrate, in darkness, the end of the old year and the coming of the new.

Hallowmas is a time of weeding and pruning ourselves under the auspices of our ancestors and guides and of remembering those parts of us lost during the past year.

Hallowmas is a time to honor those who have come before us for their knowledge and help on the spirit plane, especially those sacrificed during the Burning Times. But beware, sexual union on Hallowmas can result in their reincarnation.


Silliness –

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