55F, little wind and mostly cloudy, although there’ve been some sunbreaks. We’ve gotten almost 1/2 an inch of rain since yesterday, which made the paper route interesting a couple of times. There was some wind last night, but not much now and only the offshore buoy is registering much. It’s at 20mph.
Yesterday was an odd day. I laid out one day to rest and I slept most of it! I got up long enough to spend awhile cussing that I hadn’t quite gotten the newsletter put together properly, and to write out just the note and then when I got to the shop around 6:30, to finish it and re-post.
I think I actually woke back up around 5pm. I scrambled around, finding things and was just sitting down to wait when Tempus got back. The car is mended, at least the obvious problem, which was the spark plugs and wires. We have a manifold leak, but it’s not causing any real trouble and has been there awhile.
So Tempus made us a good supper of chicken burgers while I was getting the newsletter out. …and I did more on trying to get far enough ahead that I won’t have to fight to get the newsletters out over the weekend.
I spent awhile with the sewing machine, doing some necessary mending and sewing up some other things that have been waiting.
He picked me up just before 4am. Double bagging and the papers were late coming out made us run very late. We ran into some very heavy rain a couple of times and several of the hand-deliveries got him *very* wet, but otherwise it was a pretty quiet run. We got in just as it was light enough to not need flashlights coming down the path at about 7am.
We’ve been getting small chores done and Tempus just headed for the shop to grab some paperwork that we didn’t bring with us. I have stuff to do on the computer, more chores here and some sewing. We’re going to try to turn in early tonight.
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!
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
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
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)
The shop is open 11-7pm Thursday through Monday, although we’re there a lot later most nights. Need something off hours? Give us a call at 541-563-7154 or Facebook or email at email@example.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,
Today’s Astro & Calendar
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 10/19 at 12:12pm. 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 10/12 at 5:25am.
The last-quarter Moon rises around 11 or midnight tonight, depending on your location. Once the Moon is well up you’ll see that it’s in Gemini, with Castor and Pollux shining to its left. Farther to its right you’ll get an early look at Orion — your first of the season?
Uranus (magnitude 5.7, in Pisces) and Neptune (magnitude 7.8, in Aquarius) are up in the east and southeast, respectively, by mid-evening. Use our finder charts online or in the October Sky & Telescope, page 50.
Goddess Month of Hathor runs from 10/3 – 10/30
Celtic Tree Month of Gort/Ivy, Sep 30 – Oct 27
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.
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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).
Tides for Alsea Bay
W 11 High 5:52 AM 6.4 7:27 AM Set 1:57 PM 69
~ 11 Low 11:18 AM 2.9 6:38 PM Rise 11:40 PM
~ 11 High 5:14 PM 7.7
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
~ What is powerful is when what you say is just the tip of the iceberg of what you know. – Jim Rohn
~ What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us. – Robertson Davies
~ When you find out who you are, you’ll find out what you need. Blue skies and sunshine guaranteed. – Mama Odie
~ When you look outside yourself for happiness you are looking in the wrong place. – Paul V Harris
The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the Prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this. – Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955); USA: the 18th Amendment (Prohibition) was passed on January 16, 1919
An Autumn Chant by Karen Bergquist
I will dance
The dance of dying days
And sleeping life.
I will dance
In cold, dead leaves
A bending, whirling human flame.
I will dance
As the Horned God rides
Across the skies.
I will dance
To the music of His hounds
Running, baying in chorus.
I will dance
With the ghosts of those
I will dance
Between the sleep of life
And the dream of death
I will dance
On Samhain’s dusky eye,
I will dance.
Invocation of the Old One by Noel-Anne Brennan
Lady of the Red Desert,
Lady of the Great North,
Mistress of Moonlight,
Mistress of Earth
And the changing sky,
Come to us now.
Come to us,
You whose name
Is in all things,
Come to us now
And bless us
And feel our love.