No Herbs Outdoors today.
There’s a pretty deep minus tide today. Be careful!
It’s still pretty dark and there’s a rusty streak of cloud low in the southwest. I’m blinking sleepily at the computer, trying to get my eyes open.
Yesterday was an odd day. I ended up getting up so late and then I had to find all the Crossing the Bridge pieces since the old notebook has vanished and so has the original file to create the notebook. I’ve been dissatisfied with the Crossing the Bridge ritual that we’ve had as a standard for a long while since it *never* gets done the way it’s written, so I re-wrote it as it usually goes. I did manage to catch up on mail and such and set things up so we could roll out the door early this morning.
Long after dark I was sitting at the shop laptop that was set up on the desk in front of the window, as I usually do during our “weekend” when my eye snagged on a light in the trees to the northeast. I know that the trees are too thick to see any house lights so I was a little puzzled, but in a few minutes I realized that it was the Moon, rising in the same place that the Summer Solstice Sun does. I watched it off and on, finally losing track as it moved past the porch roof. During the night it was very bright and without the clouds them temperature dropped until at around 9pm it was 34F. It’s only 33F, now.
Today we’re heading for Eugene. We’re meeting with Mary Cedarwolf in the morning, setting up for the Memorial, (the reason that I’m finding and reworking files), then going to Metamorphosis and the World Tree. Elan is closing down her shop. She’s going to re-open as just a healing center, which is what she actually wanted to do in the first place, so she wants to get her stock placed somewhere and has display furniture and shelving to get rid of. That’s going to be a long day.
So Tempus just rattled out the door, heading down to the shop to take the seats out of the car so that we have space for our cargo. I’m packing up the laptop and water bottles and my camera and boxes. We’re going to be rolling down the coast in the early morning…gotta have the camera. Oh, especially with the moon setting at 9am. Ooh….
The shop is closed today. We’re now back to regular Winter Hours, 11am-5pm, Thursday through Monday, except that on the Circle’s Playday, this Friday, 1/13, we will close so that we can actually play.
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Moon is Waning. Magicks: Waning Gibbous Moon - From three-and-a-half to ten-and-a-half days after the full 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
Here we are well into January, and Vega, the "Summer Star," still shines brightly in the northwest right after dusk. Though it's getting pretty low. To Vega's upper left, the Northern Cross in Cygnus is swinging down to stand upright on the northwest horizon around 7 or 8 p.m. (as seen from mid-northern latitudes).
Celtic Tree Month of Beth Birch Dec 24 - Jan 20 Beith - (BEH),
Goddess Month of Hestia runs from 12/26 - 1/22
Runic half-month of Eoh 12/28-1/11 Represents the dead, and the yew tree, sacred to Winter shamanism. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books,
Runic half-month of Peorth, 1/13-1/27. Feast of Brewing, Druidic Source: The Phoenix and Arabeth 1992 Calendar.
Sun in Capricorn
Moon in Leo
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