Wait, does this mean I actually ought to have some respect for Paul McCartney as a lyricist now? https://twitter.com/theryangeorge/status/1204821475800363008
Aw yeah, just plotted all of these hourly data points with the times of the nearest seasonal changes and relevant times of day (sunrise, sunset, solar noon, solar midnight).
Now to write some more scripts to actually figure out when those mean daily high/low temperatures actually are and if there's an easy function to estimate them...
Well, I’m mostly done with step one of my plotting a wheel of the year for Bay Area witches...
I’ve just plotted over 100 years of San Jose climate data and now all I need to do is average (and smooth) those maximum temperatures out to a single function.
Then I just need to do the same thing for London temperatures and compare the temperatures and “standard” cross-quarter days against the San Jose plot to make a first stab at when they should probably be.
Will probably have to cross-reference precipitation and wildfire data as well. Cross-referencing bird migrations and wildflower blooms will probably be more involved but also necessary to finalize them.
so @anna how do we get this emoji added here?
And in a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT BOOKSTORE I found A Book of Women’s Altars: How to Create Sacred Spaces for Art, Worship, Solace, and Celebration by Nancy Brady Cunningham and Denise Geddes. Seeing as I’ve thought that putting an altar together is pretty much the next big step for me, finding this book was perfect.
I’m super excited to read all of these (and get into working with the Numinous Tarot!) soon...
@fey Good luck out there. Wish I could figure out what all this drama seems to be about since I don’t want to be caught up in something I don’t intend to be. But I’m just baffled and confused and everyone seems to know what is going on but me (and never actually says it). It is just, very very obscure to me.
And disappointing too, since one reason I ended up joining here (besides the laid back vaporwave vibe) is that it seemed to be somewhat serious about the whole witchcraft stuff and I actually wanted to be part of a community like that.
But if people are leaving for undefined reasons to less compelling instances, why would I stay on Mastodon at all?
I’m not sure if the following protocol would work, but I’m gonna float it to see what y’all think:
long witchy q
How do y’all end up finding out which spells and rituals work well for you?
Something just makes me wibbly about spells that I read in a book, like they’re being mass-produced for the bookbuyer’s market and therefore are “ersatz” and hard to connect with in a way.
Obviously the best solution is to contemplate and find the rituals and spells that work for you inside yourself, but this takes considerable time and effort to do well.
Has anyone here managed to find a happy medium between the two of these that works for them? If so, what?
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