October’s Full Blue Moon on Oct 31st & Samhain Blessings!

Full Blue Moon at 7:49 am PST/ 8:49 am MST/ 10:49 am EST

Saturday Oct. 31, 2020

There is a lot going on with this months Blue Moon in Taurus. First of all it occurs on Samhain which makes it a rarity. The last full moon on Samhain was way back in 1955.As a whole the energies of a Blue Moon are the same as a Full Moon, only amplified. So using caution during your magickal workings wouldn’t be amiss. There are a few things to be aware of however..

This moon will be sitting Taurus which makes it a good time to finish projects and tie us loose ends. It also invites you to indulge in loving self care. Look for new ideas and creative solutions to current issues. On an astrological level we have Taurus almost conjunct with Uranus which can be very disruptive particularly in regards to current worlds events. This volatile mix fuels rebellion and impulsiveness, so try to be flexible and open minded for the best, optimistic results. We also have Mercury in retrograde through November 3 which will keep things interesting. Do your best to stay balanced and focused. Pay attention and really listen before making decisions that will affect your current situation. Last but not least this full moon falls on Samhain so conjure carefully and strive for peace and love!

A Few Blue Moon Correspondences:

Traditionally the goddesses for the Blue Moon include Artemis, Astarte, Diana, Hathor Isis, Luna and Selene. However since it is also Samhain it’s a good time to honor the following deities: Aradia, Cernunnos, Dionysus Hecate, The Morrigan, Persephone, and the Goddess as Crone.

Crystals for the Blue Moon

Crystals for Samhain include Ametrine, Botswana Agate, Calcite, Carnelian, Citrine, Danburite, Hematite,Lapis Lazuli, Red Jasper, Obsidian, Opal, Rhodonite, and Sunstone,

Not sure what the phrase Blue Moon is all about? Read about it here….

Blue Moon: Folklore and Definition (learnreligions.com)

How many times have you heard the phrase “once in a blue moon”? Well, it’s more than just an expression – a blue moon is the name given to an actual phenomenon. Here’s how it works. Read more……

Bright Blessings for a safe and happy Sabbat! ~Cat

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 30, 2020 “Samhain Edition”

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 30, 2020 “Samhain Edition”

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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“Between the heavens and the earth
The way now opens to bring forth
The Hosts of those who went on before;
Hail! We see them now come through the Open Door.

Now the veils of worlds are thin;
To move out you must move in.
Let the Balefires now be made,
Mine the spark within them laid.

Move beyond the fiery screen,
Between the seen and the unseen;
Shed your anger and your fear,
Live anew in a new year!”

Lore of the Door

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 1: Full Blood Moon at 2:05 pm PST/ 3:05 pm MST/ 5:05 pm EST

Oct 9: Moon 3rd Qtr 5:39 pm PST/ /6:39 pm MST/ 8:39 pm EST

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day

Oct 16: Super New Moon at 12:31 pm PST/ 1:31 pm MST/ 3:31 pm EST

Oct 23: Moon 1st Qtr. 6:22 am PST/ 7:22 am MST/ 9:22 am EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween and Full Blue moon at 7:49 am PST/ 8:49 am MST/ 10:49 am EST

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DIY Wicca: Is There a Goddess of Samhain and Halloween?

Who is the Goddess of Samhain?
A lot of magick involves the worship or praise of a spirit or deity. Samhain is an especially important day for spirit-based spellwork and rituals, for more of them are active on this celebratory date. The Celtic Goddess most closely associated with the Samhain celebration and the history of Samhain, is Morrigan.

Read more……

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A Dress Historian Explains the History of the Witch Hat

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“Your tombstone stands among the rest;
neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
on polished, marbled stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I’d exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
in flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
one hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
and come to visit you.”

Dear Ancestor

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ThoughtCo: Sacred Plants of the Samhain Sabbat

In most modern Pagan traditions, plants and their folklore are an integral part of belief and practice. In particular, many of the Sabbats are associated with the magical properties of different plants.

Read more…..

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Exemplore: Seven Crystals for Samhain

Samhain is one of the major festivals on the pagan wheel of the year. It is the time of the third and final harvest and the end of the cycle of birth, life, and growth.

Read more….

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Witch On Fire: Blue Wave Water Magick for Samhain

As Samhain tides rise, witches typically take stock of all we’ve grown that year. In 2020, that is more like an accounting of what precious shreds we’ve managed to hold onto. Look into your metaphorical harvest basket, and if “well-enough” and “making do” and “getting by” is what you’ve harvested?

Read more……

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The Tetraktys: Five Samhain Spirit Animals You Need to Work With

Samhain is that time of the year when the veil between the worlds is thinner. That’s why this week, we will work with spirit animals associated with the day of the dead. First, I will explain some basic notions of shamanism. Then, I will introduce each spirit animal and explain how they are associated with Halloween.

Read more….

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Lisa thiel – Samhain Song

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Treehugger: Tree-Dwelling Gray Foxes Decorate With Skeletons

As the only canids that can climb trees, gray foxes frequently drag fawn and rabbit skeletons onto the branches with them.

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac: The Seven Sisters at Halloween

Pleiades: The 7 Sisters

The Seven Sisters at Halloween
It’s an annual autumn ritual: The reappearance of the glorious Seven Sisters. Around Halloween, they always rise in the east before 7 PM and are nicely up after 8 PM. Learn more about the Pleiades-and their connection to All Hallows’ Eve.

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Patheos-Pagan: Jack-O’-Lanterns and the Devil

The Jack-o-Lantern is one of the most prominent symbols of Halloween. Every year around Halloween time people take home pumpkins and begin carving them into Jack-o-Lanterns. While countless people engage in the creation of Jack-o-Lantern, I often find that many are not familiar with where this tradition comes from or the folklore behind it.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt – All Souls Night

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Inner Journey: SPIRITUAL PATHWAYS

“In any way that men love me in that same way they find my love: for many are the paths of men, but they all in the end come to me.”
— Song of God, Bhagavad Gita

Spirit – the life force – exists in everything. It follows, then, that ANY path, any encounter is spiritual if we have the awareness to see it as such. Going deeper, going higher, emptying, connecting, believing or disbelieving, bouncing off the bottom,experiencing the heights, in pain, in ecstasy ….

Too often, we search afar for our own purpose when it is in our lives all the time, waiting for us to express it more openly. Bring greater awareness to each encounter and situation in life. Tune in to what you are inspired to do, who you are inspired tobe. Your answers are waiting for you to pay attention – every moment!

“…focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”
— Greg Anderson

higherawareness.com

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How To Make a Soul Cake for Samhain

Soul cakes were traditionally baked as a gift for the spirits of the dead. In many European countries, the idea of “Souling” became an acceptable alternative for Christians. The cakes took many different names and shapes. In some areas, they were simple shortbread, and in others they were baked as fruit-filled tarts.

Read more…..

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Today’s Recipe: Chef John’s Best Halloween Recipes

Chef John’s Halloween recipes are a real scream! From zombie meatloaf to meringue ghosts, these creations are so deeply, deeply disturbing to behold but so delightfully delicious to devour. Whip up a few for an impressive and irresistibly tasty Halloween.

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Magical Correspondences for Samhain (Sow-wen)

Samhain means “Summer’s End” and is the old Celtic New Year. During this time the veil between worlds is at it’s thinnest and thought to be the start of Winter.

Names: Samhain, All Hallows Eve, Halloween, Feast of the Dead, Feast of the Ancestors

Colors: Black, Brown, Yellow, Gold, Orange, Purple, Scarlet, White

Deities: The Goddess as Crone, Bast, Ishtar, Baba Yaga, Anubis, Cernunnos, Herne, Loki, Odin Osiris, The Morrigan, Hecate, Lilith, Kali

Herbs, Plants, Incense: Acorns, Apples, Bay, Fern, Flax, Heather, Marigold, Mullein, Myrrh, Oak Leaves, Patchouli, Pumpkins, Rosemary, Sage, Sandalwood, Straw

Sacred Stones: Amber. Bloodstone, Carnelian, Fossils, Obsidian-Black, Onyx, Smoky Quartz,Turquoise

Activities: Dumb Supper, Making recipes that have been handed down, Divination, Ancestor Altars

Symbols: Pumpkins, Indian Corn, Gourds, Bones, Black Cats, Autumn Flowers and Leaves, Pine Cones,

Food and Drink: Apple Cider, Dark Wines, Apples, Pumpkin, Squash, Turnip, Pomegranates, Root Vegetables

Spellwork: Divination, Endings, Honoring the dead, Releasing bad habits, Banishing, Past life,, Protection

Trees: Apple, Beech, Blackthorn, Locust, Witch Hazel, Yew

Animals: Bat, Boar, Cat, Cow , Dog, Owl, Crow, Raven

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30-Days of Samhain 2020: Day Nineteen

The Gift of My Ancestor
A Tarot Spread for Samhain

Samhain is ripe with potential for honing your psychic skills and divination plays nicely as a tool of fine tuning. There are many tools that can be used for divination, but Tarot is one that is at the very top of the list in versatility and access for learning. Today, I am offering a specially created Tarot spread to be used to seek answer to a query you have for an ancestor.

Read more……

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

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You Have Mail: Cat’s Angel Message for October 30, 2020

 You Have Mail: Cat’s Angel Message for October 30, 2020

October’s Theme: Divine guidance and messages. Thoughts, ideas, and insights. These messages are important for us personally, emotionally and spiritually so work on staying open to the information that you receive.

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The Universe loves to send messages so keep your spiritual email servers open. Filter away the junk and keep the good stuff! ~Cat

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1030: It’s good to have friends in high places, natural places, and even earth, air, fire and water places. No matter what we need, whether its help, healing, peace, etc., all we need to do is ask. As we get ready to close out the month of October we are being reminded of divine guidance and messages. Sometimes we shut our receptors down out of fear, anger or stress. The messages keep coming but they just pile up in the inbox and remain unopened. During these times it’s more important than ever to keep your receivers active. Take some time today to ground-center-clear. Open your connection to the Universe. Ask for what you need or simply give thanks for the blessings you have received in this cycle. This will help you to get a step up in November. Remember, your requests are always heard and inner peace is yours for the taking.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Sandalphon hears all requests and makes sure that they get to the Angel or Ascended Master who is best able to handle them. Ask him to help you clearly understand the information that you receive (his favorite mode of communication is music!). Sandalphon also provides us with an emotional boost of courage. This is important as it helps us to make bold decisions that will help us on our path.

The Ascended Master Maitreya teaches us that laughter and joy are an essential part of self care and creates the positive energy we need to propel us forward. It helps us to let go stress and worry, which allows the light of faith and hope to shine through. The power of laughter clears and resets or energy field by releasing tension and emotions that have been held in check. This is an important lesson on our path, if it makes your heart sing then it’s the right direction.

The Egyptian goddess Isis reminds us that growth requires patience and that change and growth are an ongoing part of life. “Be grateful for the baby steps that move you along your path, for they are milestones on your inner journey. Celebrate these steps and appreciate every kindness shown as they are all part of a grand celebration!

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Amazonite. This stone is sometimes called the stone of hope. It helps us to speak our truth with confidence and instills us with hope itself. It calms and soothes frayed nerves during times of stress and helps us to feel and embrace universal love. It works with both heart and throat chakras.

Chrysanthemum Stone can help to remove obstacles from our path. Since obstacles tend to pop up during periods of change, this stone promotes the harmony and the balance we need to help our forward progress

Kyanite is a spiritual stone that helps us to connect to our guides by opening the paths of communication. It also allows us to speak from the heart and to speak our truth as it cuts through the things that are keeping us from moving forward.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Thought For The Day: Oct 30, 2020 “Personal Dragons”

Happy Friday,

We all have our own inner struggles. (fears, phobias, self limiting thoughts) While we try to overcome these things they sometimes get the better of us. This slows or stops our progress as we navigate the adventure of life. Today’s quote reminds us of the importance of fighting our inner battles. No one can do it for us so we must be our own dragon slayer. This requires courage, we all have it even if we have to dig deep. Don’t let your dreams be devoured by the dragon. You can create the life you want and the person you want to be!

People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons from within.
Ursula K. Le Guin

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 29, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 29, 2020

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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Here was October, here
Was ruddy October, the old harvester,
Wrapped like a beggared sachem in a coat
Of tattered tanager and partridge feathers.
-Stephen Vincent Benoît (1898-1943)

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October Events:

Oct 1: Full Blood Moon at 2:05 pm PST/ 3:05 pm MST/ 5:05 pm EST

Oct 9: Moon 3rd Qtr 5:39 pm PST/ /6:39 pm MST/ 8:39 pm EST

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day

Oct 16: Super New Moon at 12:31 pm PST/ 1:31 pm MST/ 3:31 pm EST

Oct 23: Moon 1st Qtr. 6:22 am PST/ 7:22 am MST/ 9:22 am EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Commit To Your Process of Healing (a message from Kate Spreckley

As our inner world opens we are gifted with the opportunity to access the wisdom of our soul and to use that wisdom to create a reality and a life that is conscious.

Read more…..

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El Chupacabras, a Modern Mystery | Monstrum

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Ritual to Honor the Forgotten Dead

As Samhain rolls around and the veil grows thin each year, many people in the Pagan community take the opportunity to hold rituals honoring the dead.

Read more….

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MBG: How To Attract Anything Using A Digital Vision Board

Based on the principles of the law of attraction, a vision board is essentially a collection of images, quotes, and other objects that serve as visual representations of your goals. Creating one can be a helpful way to get clear on your dreams so you can start the work of making them reality.

Read more……..

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Artemis & Orion: The Tragic Love Story – (Greek Mythology Explained)

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Elephant Journal: The One thing we can & should Cleanse on this Halloween Full Moon. {October 31}

Full moon energy is powerful energy.
You may have noticed (if things have gotten crazy around the full moon, and you’ve found yourself checking the calendar).

Read more….

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Treehugger: 8 Cultured Animals That Share Knowledge

Culture and the ability to transmit novel learned behavior from one generation to the next was once believed to be a trait unique to humans.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Watch for Earth’s shadow and the Belt of Venus

In both the evening and morning sky, try watching for Earth’s shadow, a blue-gray darkness in the direction opposite the sun, darker than the twilight sky.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Rosemary For Remembrance: Re-Wilding All Souls Day Part One

“Rosemary’s magic lies in her scent and the volatile oil hidden in her leaves. Science has affirmed that the smell of Rosemary’s essential oil enhances memory.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Sacred Spirits Ly O Lay Ale Loya

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Inner Journey: ACCEPT CHANGE

“We cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning; for what in the morning was true will in evening become a lie.”
— C.G. Jung

Life continually evolves. We’re always moving into new experiences, new possibilities. This constant change unsettles the personality, which finds security in stability. But with life always in flux, that security is an illusion. We experience pain by tryingto hold on to things that are not solid.

Life becomes joyful when we can open to the constant flow and ride freely with it. This requires us to let go of the need to control. We need to learn to trust.

“Can it then be that what we call the ‘self’ is fluid and elastic? It evolves, strikes a different balance with every new breath.”
— Wayne Muller

“We’re never the same; notice how you’re called to write something entirely different about a topic you responded to weeks or months ago.”
— Patrice Vecchione

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It may seem a bit backwards for some, but the first step one might take towards rearranging the present circumstances of their life is to stop dwelling upon the present circumstances of their life.

But for you it’s probably a no-brainer.

You’re not like anyone else,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Greek Pumpkin Pie

In Greece we make two types of pumpkin pie: sweet and savory. This is a sweet pumpkin pie. If you happen to have a can of pumpkin puree lingering in your pantry perhaps you can give it a try

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli 
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
October 29, 2020

Courtesy
“The knock at the door tells the character of the visitor!”

-T.K.V. Desikachar, (Patanjali’s Yogasutras: An introduction) 1987


Once again, a version of “actions speak louder than words.” Interesting! How do we approach people? What is the first impression we give? I’ve seen a lot of courtesy go flying out the window with some e-mails! People are in a rush, they impulsively hit “send” and the ripples are felt throughout cyberland. Think about that “knock at the door” and how we can let others know that it is okay to let us in.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The high Priestess

There may be moment or two when you feel responsible for everything in the world and like it’s your duty to take care of everyone. Relax, let this wash over you, and let it go. It’s not a burden so much as a demonstration of how connected you are to the people and things in your own life, and how much you care. That’s a good thing.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Patience and Faith: Cat’s Angel Message for October 29, 2020

 Patience and Faith: Cat’s Angel Message for October 29, 2020

October’s Theme: Divine guidance and messages. Thoughts, ideas, and insights. These messages are important for us personally, emotionally and spiritually so work on staying open to the information that you receive.

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Good things really do come to those who wait. Be patient and let things fall into place. ~Cat

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1029: Universal abundance comes in many forms and from many different sources. Sometimes we can see them happening right away while other times we wonder if our requests have even been heard. Our keywords for today are “Patience” and “Faith”. If you feel that you have lost something or something is missing remember that the Universe supplies us with everything we need to live richer and more fulfilling lives. Know that behind the scenes the cosmic wheels are turning and things are falling into place. So be patient and have faith that things ARE materializing. Stay strong and focused, if you are unsure just ask for assistance. Let go of doubt and open yourself to living in the now. New adventures are on the horizon and you need to be ready when they arrive!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Michael helps to calm our fears as he guides us through issues of self doubt by clearing our energy field and quieting the internal chatter so that we can access the guidance being sent to us. He helps us to find our courage and our direction while giving us the strength that we need to choose wisely and make decisions on our own. Michael’s energy is easily felt particularly during times of stress and confusion and helps us when we feel lost or overwhelmed. He sets us on the path of commitment to our purpose by showing us how to work through obstacles that pop up as he teaches us that we have what it takes to create new things for ourselves as he helps us reach new levels of self confidence.

The Ascended Master Solomon helps us to take what we are given and make the most of it. He teaches us how to do things more efficiently as he guides us through difficult situations. Focus and efficiency help us in our quest for personal evolution and help create the necessary stepping stones we need to move ahead.

The Greek goddess Nike, Lady of victory and success helps us to embrace the good things that we have accomplished. By acknowledging them we can increase our faith in ourselves as a creator. She says: “Do not be afraid to acknowledge the amazing things you have done but don’t rest to long on your laurels. Remember that your power comes through movement and momentum is lost through inactivity. Keep moving and you will be victorious!”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Tree Agate (Dendritic) to strengthen your connection to the plant kingdom and help you to enjoy each moment. It is also known as the stone of plentitude and promotes abundance while showing us the “wealth” we already have.

Carnelian is used for motivation and increased creativity. It teaches us to trust in ourselves and helps us find creative solutions to current issues as it boosts self esteem and invites us to embrace our personal power while promoting positive life choices which enhance our ability to draw new forms of prosperity and abundance.

Copper is a conductor that moves energy and helps us communicate with the higher realms. It can also increase self esteem and self awareness which are essential to embracing our divine spark and our powers of manifestation.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

I invite you to share my work as long as no changes are made and to check out my websites:

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Thought For The Day: Oct. 29, 2020 “A Little Work”

Happy Thursday,

As we navigate our path we encounter obstacles (our quote calls them “rocks”). These obstacles offer us a choice. Do we step on or over them OR do we let them stop us. If the rocks in your path have created a wall then dismantle it. One rock at a time and build a path, a bridge or even stairs. Don’t be afraid of a little hard work because after all your dreams are worth it!

Rocks. Unless you have the courage to step on them you will never know if they are
obstacles or stepping stones.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 28, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 28, 2020

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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The trees are in their autumn beauty,
The woodland paths are dry,
Under the October twilight the water
Mirrors a still sky.
–William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

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October Events:

Oct 1: Full Blood Moon at 2:05 pm PST/ 3:05 pm MST/ 5:05 pm EST

Oct 9: Moon 3rd Qtr 5:39 pm PST/ /6:39 pm MST/ 8:39 pm EST

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day

Oct 16: Super New Moon at 12:31 pm PST/ 1:31 pm MST/ 3:31 pm EST

Oct 23: Moon 1st Qtr. 6:22 am PST/ 7:22 am MST/ 9:22 am EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Commit To Your Process of Healing (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As our inner world opens we are gifted with the opportunity to access the wisdom of our soul and to use that wisdom to create a reality and a life that is conscious.

Read more…..

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Pioneer Thinking: How to Make Natural Facial Scrubs

Want to treat yourself to a little handmade spa action? Check out these facial scrub recipes for dry, normal, and oily skin! Exfoliation is one of the quickest ways to achieve a healthy glow to the face and body. By removing the surface layer of dead skin cells, you increase circulation and the skin becomes healthier, leaving a healthy, shiny glow.

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Celtic Tree Month of Reed “Ngetal” October 28-November 24

The month of Reed represents the mysteries of death and the hidden roots to all life it is sometimes called the “tree of doom” although it’s by no means a tree! But most of all it is the symbol for Samhain which is the beginning of the Celtic New Year.

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ThoughtCo: Black Cats

Every year when people begin putting out their Halloween decorations, and we start dressing our homes for Samhain, inevitably the image of the black cat comes up.

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MBG: How Clearing Your Chakras Can Also Help Open Your Intuition

Feeling balanced and stress-free in today’s world is challenging. But accessing your intuition can help you illuminate a path forward, clarify your purpose, and identify fulfilling choices. Connecting with your higher guidance increases self-confidence, reduces doubt, and helps you release limits.

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An Important Message from the Trees, Dorothy Maclean

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Banshee: Ireland’s Screaming Harbinger of Death | Monstrum

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Elephant Journal: Taurus Full Moon on Halloween: Explosive Energy to Close out October. {October 31}

Thwarted. Dense. Sticky. Deep. Reactive. The energy has felt thick.
October has been an intense month for most of us.

It has not been an easy combination of energy, but what has in 2020?

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Treehugger: 8 Peculiar Facts About Porcupines

Porcupines are typecast as prickly, and understandably so. Those long, sharp quills are hard to miss, and they tend to be the main takeaway from any interaction with a porcupine — both figuratively and literally.

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EarthSky News: Moon, Mars meet in late October

These next several nights – October 28, 29 and 30, 2020 – watch for the bright waxing gibbous moon to sweep by the red planet Mars. This month, Mars came closest to Mars for the year, and, in turn, Mars shone most brilliantly in Earth’s sky for the year. However, Mars won’t outdo this month’s production until September 2015. Enjoy Mars right now while ti’s still bright and beautiful!

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Patheos-Pagan: Working With Ancestors During Samhain

It is often said that the veil is thin at this time of year, and while it’s true that ancestors are never far away from us, they have seemed particularly close to me as we head towards Samhain and darkening days.

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Pagan Playlist: The Hobbit (Part 1): ‘Song Of Durin’ by Eurielle – Lyric Video (Lyrics by J.R.R. Tolkien)

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Inner Journey: INTUIT AND DO IT

“If doubt is challenging you and you do not act, doubts will grow. Challenge the doubts with action and you will grow. Doubt and action are incompatible.”
— John Kanary

To reap the greatest benefits from intuition, we need ACTION. Be in motion. Act as if your highest expectations have already happened. Be in front of more opportunities and people. Let go of any blocks or attachments. Create mental space and physical space. Plan your work and work your plan.

Miracles rarely happen by doing nothing. Most miracles happen through other people.

What actions can you take that will move you towards your goals?

“Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.”
— Annie Besant

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A Note from the Universe

Sometimes if the direction you’re about to move feels “right” in your head and heart, yet the first few steps look pretty daunting, not fun, and maybe even scary, you should take those first few steps anyway and get ’em over with.

And I’m not just saying that because watching you in action gives me goose bumps.

Love you madly

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Dianne’s Pumpkin Cookie Cups

These sugar cookie cups filled with a sweet and creamy pumpkin filling will be the cutest addition to your Halloween or Thanksgiving dessert table! Sprinkle with additional cinnamon or chopped nuts for decoration if desired.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air


Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
October 28, 2020

Courtesy
“Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


This is actually a very spiritual concept. Courtesy is more than just manners – it’s kindness. It’s showing both respect and appreciation for our fellow human beings. The way the world is today, being courteous can be a challenge at times. We get impatient, and frustrated, and short-tempered. But that’s when it’s time to take a breath and remember the wise words of Emerson, there is always time enough for courtesy.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

Kindness will take you very far today. It’s not a show of weakness or inferiority to engage in that random act of kindness. Think of it as acting out of generosity of spirit. The bigger your heart today, the more respect and cooperation will come your way. Make sure your kindness is genuine and from a genuine place. Then you’re virtually unassailable.

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

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Help The Universe: Cat’s Angel Message for October 28, 2020

 

Help The Universe: Cat’s Angel Message for October 28, 2020

October’s Theme: Divine guidance and messages. Thoughts, ideas, and insights. These messages are important for us personally, emotionally and spiritually so work on staying open to the information that you receive.

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Help the Universe to help you and embrace divine partnership. ~Cat

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1028: We talk often about the “Abundance of the Universe”, and yes it does have an abundant supply. But the idea that it just miraculously appears for us without effort on our part is a fairy tale. Applying mindfulness when good things happen, seemingly out of the blue, is essential, so remember to take a look back and see what actions you took to help make them happen. This also helps to enhance our gratitude. The relationship between you and the Universe is a partnership and there is give and take and periods in between that require our patience. The key to receiving Universal Abundance lies in our willingness to do our part, to take the steps that move us forward and to make use of the opportunities that come our way. Don’t sit back and wait for things to “happen”, life will be sweeter when you get involved in your own creation.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Raziel gently guides us through the manifestation process so that we are more adept at creating what we need and what we want. Remember that NEED and WANT are two separate things and by concentrating on need first all else will fall into place.

The Ascended Master Kuthumi helps us to navigate the distractions of everyday life. He encourages us to focus on what’s important right now and to stop fighting the things that we have no control over, which blocks our problem solving and creative flow. Things flow easier when we are not struggling against the “what if’s and maybes.

The Chinese Goddess Kuan Yin, who embodies compassion and mercy says, “You are a beautiful soul and have so much to offer. I can guide you on the path of self love and help you to embrace the confidence you need to free your mind, heart, and spirit. Be gentle on yourself. Joy comes from embracing the simple things which frees the energy needed to assist the creation process and help others along the way.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Amber to help us to attain our goals with a clear focus and bestows a positive mental state and helps us find balance, patience, and aids in decision making.

Black Banded Agate which helps us start new things, embrace new beginnings and projects. It promotes the creativity needed to make things happen.

Sodalite is a stone for the mind, it promotes clear and calm thinking. and activates intuition as it draws down information to the physical level. It dispels confusion and releases outdated thought patterns while creating space for new ideas. It also helps us to look for and find truth and makes it possible to stand up for our personal beliefs while remaining true to yourself by boosting our confidence and self esteem.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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