October’s Full Hunters/ Blood Moon

October’s Full Hunter’s/ Blood Moon

October 20, 2021

7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

The October Full moon is sitting in Aries and is opposite Mars and squares with Pluto.. Astrologically this will be a challenging moon that reminds us to stay in control of ourselves and stay out of power struggles . Use this moon to help clear up miscommunications with others.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac actually calls October’s moon the Hunter’s Moon, where pagan almanacs call it the Blood Moon, both are correct. The reference of the Hunter’s Moon is very similar to the Harvest Moon as work or in this case hunting could be done into the evening hours due to the brightness of the moon itself. However, the name Blood Moon has nothing to do with hunting. Like Septembers Harvest Moon the debris in the earth’s atmosphere (like dust, smoke etc.) cause the rising moon to appear reddish , thus the name Blood Moon.

Other names for this moon are the Shedding Moon, Falling Leaf Moon, Hunter’s Moon, White Moon (China), Harvest Moon (Cherokee & Celtic), Blackberry Moon (Choctaw), Moon When Quilling & Beading Is Done (Dakota).

From the beginning of October until Samhain the veil between our world and the spirit world becomes thinner. The Blood Moon is the perfect time to begin decorating your altar for the upcoming Sabbat or creating an Ancestor Altar. Use autumn flowers and seed pods, indian corn, pumpkins and gourds, pictures of departed loved ones, acorns and nuts, bones or apples and pomegranates to help set the tone. Divination is also at it’s best from now until Samhain as is contacting departed loved ones. Dreams are another thing to pay close attention to at this time. The information may be come in clearer and stronger than it does at other times of the year. This is also a time of spiritual growth. It is time to finish harvesting and take stock of our labors from the past year. Discard what no longer serves you to make room for the new ideas and thought forms that will begin germinating in the coming dark season.

To help bring the magic of this full moon into your day try wearing dark colors, blue, purple or black and ornamenting yourself with sacred stones like amethyst, obsidian or even tourmaline. The Blood Moon is a powerful and magical time use it wisely and enjoy the benefits.

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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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 19, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 19, 2021

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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October Quotes

“October’s the month
When the smallest breeze
Gives us a shower
Of autumn leaves.
Bonfires and pumpkins,
Leaves sailing down –
October is red
And golden and brown.”

  • Can Teach Songs

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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The Zen Pagan: A Sigil For Letting Go
TOM SWISS

In traditional East Asian medicine, autumn is the season associated with Metal in the :Five Elements” or “Five Phases” (wu xing).

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Autumn Colours

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ThoughtCo: Ritual Honoring the Harvest’s End

Samhain represents, among other things, the end of the harvest season. If you haven’t picked it by Samhain, you probably won’t be eating it! The gardens have died off by now, and where we once saw lush green plants, there is nothing left but dry and dead stalks

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Journey Into Dreams: Ice Dream Meaning
Just as ice comes in many forms, there are many different things your dream about ice can mean.

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MBG: What Each Zodiac Sign Should Know For This Month’s Full Moon In Aries

There’s a full moon in Aries coming this Wednesday, October 20, and depending on your astrological sign, there are some things you should know. Here’s how to approach this month’s full moon, according to the AstroTwins.

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Spirit Library: Back into Flow
Kate Spreckley

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This week we have Mercury and Jupiter going direct today as well as a Full Moon on the 20th. Jupiter has been in retrograde since the solstice in June and with Mercury retrograde for the past three weeks,

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Daily Magick Snippets

Galena: (shiny grey)
This is a good name for the person who wants to work well with others. It helps to promote inner strength, grounding, organization and good memory.

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Today’s DIY: Learn to Paint WALK WITH A WITCH with Acrylics – Paint & Sip at Home – Step by Step Lesson

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Elephant Journal: 3 Witchy things I do in October.

A couple of years ago, after not considering myself to be a spiritual person at all, I realized that I am an atheist witch.
The majority of my craft is not about casting spells to make things happen in my life, but about consciously bringing more everyday magic into my life. You can read more about what that means here.

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Treehugger: Artist Ava Roth Collaborates With Bees to Create Honeycomb Art

We’ve known for a number of years already that bee populations around the world are in peril, due to a number of factors including human-caused habitat destruction and the overuse of pesticides.1 But it seems that more and more people are heeding the call to save the bees, whether it’s learning about beekeeping either online or from books, building optimized beehives, or even making experimental music with bees.

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EarthSky News: The Full Hunter’s Moon Is October 20

In western skylore, the Hunter’s Moon is name for the full moon following the Harvest Moon. It’s usually in October, but in some years falls in early November. In 2021, October’s full will rise on October 20 for most of the world. We in the Northern Hemisphere will call it our Hunter’s Moon.

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Patheos-Pagan: We Owe Toxic Ancestors Nothing
JOHN BECKETT

As we apporach Samhain, our thoughts turn to our beloved dead.

And in some cases, our not-so-beloved dead.

Ancestor veneration is an important part of most polytheist religions.

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Pagan Playlist: Dark Magic Music Salem’s Secret

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Inner Journey:

STEP BY STEP

“The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.”
— Sydney Smiles

When I get overwhelmed by the number of tasks on my to- do list, I remind myself that the only way to get anywhere is step by step. And I cover the most distance in the journey of my life when I take a moment to decide which step will bring the greatestrewards.

“Often he who does too much does too little.”
— Italian Proverb

“If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.”
— Source Unknown

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A Note from the Universe

So much more awaits you.

There’ll come a day when you look back at where you’ve been and where you now are and call these your “warm-up years.”

You’re so cute,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 9 Homemade Pumpkin Butter Recipes That Are Pure Coziness

There are plenty of wonderful fall recipes — both sweet and savory — that harness the delicious versatility of the season’s most famous gourd; however, a batch of pumpkin butter arguably trumps them all. Why?

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Element: Fire


Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
October 19, 2021

Earth
“The most important fact about Spaceship Earth: An instruction book didn’t come with it.”

-R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)


This beautiful blue planet of ours seems like a sports car fresh off the dealership floor. But sports cars, and spaceships, are lifeless. They only move when we put in the gas and push the pedal. The Earth is a living, vital, organism. Rather than taking care of it as we would a car, giving it a wash and an oil change every once in awhile, we need to treat it more like a person. Every living creature has needs – and since Earth provides for our needs, we need to provide for the Earth’s needs.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

Whatever you have planned or prepared for today, it probably won’t happen according to the script. Be flexible and expect the unexpected. It may not be anything big, so don’t completely abandon your agenda unless you must. It could just be a day of endless interruptions. Keep that sense of humor handy, and maybe find an inspiring idea or two in it all.

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/

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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Transformation Time: Cat’s Angel Message for October 19, 2021

Transformation Time: Cat’s Angel Message for October 19, 2021

October’s Theme: Information, Divine guidance, Aha! moments 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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As you look into the future remember that it’s within your control to shape your destination. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Transformation Time

1019: Part of yesterday’s message carries over into today in the forms of blessings and personal transformation. The Angels are reminding us to stay focused on the good things that are going on and use them to help create our goals and dreams. There is so much we can be grateful for and by moving past our self imposed limitations we gain a clear view of what lies before us. Use your self help skills to illuminate your path in ways that will help not only yourself but others as well. Optimism and self love will be your biggest allies today.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Chamuel helps us to recover things we have lost. while he usually works with lost items he can also help when we feel out of balance by showing us the reason behind it. He also assists us as we navigate our path by helping us to find the direction and guidance that needed to move forward on this journey of self discovery. If you feel like you have wandered off your path and are having trouble finding your way back he can help you get your bearings.

The  Ascended Master Melchizedek helps keep our energy balanced and flowing. This is essential for using our gifts and understanding the information we receive. He sends us information through color so pay attention to the ones that draw you or feel relevant.

The Hindu Goddess Lakshmi teaches us that good things happen when we embrace the world with a grateful and appreciative heart. She tells us ” You are worthy of so many wonderful things but first you must get out of your own way! Let me help you to clear the way so that these gifts can be given to you. Make room and feel the lightness it creates within your spirit.”

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.

Azurite increases our ability to receive spiritual guidance and helps us to see through illusions so that we can see our path clearly. It helps to develop our intuitive skills as it expands the mind to promote clear thinking, understanding and new perspectives.

Rose Quartz. This soft pink crystal is the ultimate nurturer of compassion and loving energy. It soothes the heart, mind, and spirit. It helps us to bring out the best part of ourselves so that we can help and heal not only ourselves but others as well

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 18, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 18, 2021

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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October Quotes

“How innocent were these Trees, that in
Mist-green May, blown by a prospering breeze,
Stood garlanded and gay;
Who now in sundown glow
Of serious color clad confront me with their show
As though resigned and sad,
Trees, who unwhispering stand umber, bronze, gold;
Pavilioning the land for one grown tired and old;
Elm, chestnut, aspen and pine, I am merged in you,
Who tell once more in tones of time,
Your foliaged farewell.”

  • Siegfried Sassoon, October Trees

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Inner Contemplation
Kate Spreckley


This has been a year of powerful and intense energy which has significantly enhanced our awareness and expanded our consciousness. Many profound changes and transformations have occurred as most of what we previously perceived as reality has come up for revision

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Powerful Eggshell Powder/Cascarilla! Amazing! | Yeyeo Botanica

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Spiritual Unite: WHY STARSEEDS HAVE A DOUBLE MISSION?
Are you a starseed soul who feels you have a special mission on Earth?

Starseeds often feel intended to help humanity in some way.

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ThoughtCo: Samhain is Not a God
Where did this myth come from, anyway?

Every year, usually starting around September, people start making noises about “Samhain, the Celtic god of death,” despite the fact that Samhain is not a death deity at all, but the name of a Pagan holiday that coincides with Halloween and is a great time of year to stock up on candy corn

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Journey Into Dreams: Horse Dream Meaning & Spirit Animal


Did you have a dream about a horse and wondering what it means? If you had a dream about horses, it can mean a number of different things. The interpretation of these dream will mostly depend on how the horse appeared in your dream and your own personal associations with horses.

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MBG: Take Some Risks (& Watch Your Temper) This Week

With Mercury and Jupiter going direct this Monday, the full moon in Aries arriving Wednesday, and Scorpio season beginning Saturday—buckle up for a week of astrological intensity.

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Daily Magick Snippets

White-Handled Knife
The White Handled Knife or Bolline is a utility knife. It is used to cut cords (cord magic) herbs and flowers or inscribe symbols onto candles. The light colored handle distinguishes it from the Athame.

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Today’s DIY: ACTUALLY AESTHETIC DIY HALLOWEEN DECOR + DECORATE W/ ME | Crescent Moon Wreath + Tint Amber Glass

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Pioneer Thinking: Cattail Plants-The Supermarket of The Swamp

You may have noticed the cattail plant along the roadways near marshes and swamps. But, did you know that cattails are probably one of the most important wild plant foods around and definitely worth knowing about?

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Treehugger: Biscayne National Park: 10 Facts About This Natural Treasure Trove
A living coral reef, shipwrecks, mangroves, 600 species of fish, and more.

Arriving at Biscayne National Park, with its vast mangrove forests and peaceful waters, it’s hard to believe that the still scenery is so close to bustling Miami.

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EarthSky News: Deneb Kaitos Marks The Tail Of Cetus

Deneb Kaitos: Whale’s tail
Deneb Kaitos is the brightest star in the constellation Cetus the Whale (or Sea-Monster). In star names, the word deneb usually means tail. And so it is with this star. It marks the tail of Cetus

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Spirituality & Health: How to Meet Your Spirit Guide BY DIANA COLE
As a powerful energy dedicated to watching over you, your spirit guide and may or may not be someone you knew in life. Visit these steps for connecting.

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Pagan Playlist: The Circle/ Blackmore’s Night

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Inner Journey:

PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT

“…conflict is the primary engine of creativity and innovation. People don’t learn by staring into a mirror; people learn by encountering difference.”
— Ronald Heifetz

In his book, ‘Men, Women and Relationships,’ John Gray says, “People are different. Recognizing this fundamental truth is essential for creating positive and loving relationships. In practice, however, … we demand that the people in our lives feel, think,and behave as we would. And when they react differently we make them wrong or invalidate them; we try to fix them when they really need understanding and nurturing; we try to improve them when instead they need acceptance, appreciation and trust.”

We each bring different gifts to this world. We each have different work to do. Our lives are enriched when we can celebrate these differences rather than resent, resist and reject them. As we get more secure in who we are, we get more compassionate towardothers.

“Homogeneity makes for healthy milk but anemic friendships. We need relationships that cross culturally imposed lines to enlarge our hearts and expand our vistas.”
— Dan Schmidt

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You can have what you want if you brave what you fear and do what you can.

Game on,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Warming Homestyle Apple Crumble for Crisp Autumn Days.

Autumn and apples are a gift of nature’s matchmaking.
Is there anything better than a fresh, crisp, juicy apple in Autumn? My first bite each year when I meet up with my local apple seller at the farmer’s market always marks the true start of the season. Leaves can be falling, turning colors, and the weather can be shifting to cooler temperatures but it’s not truly Autumn until I’ve sampled the goods

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise

Element: Water

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Star Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
October 18, 2021

Earth
“Old Earth, worn by the ages, wracked by rain and storm, exhausted yet ever ready to produce what life must have to go on!”

-Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970)


Earth is the ground under our feet, our base, our stability. The earth is solid, reliable, sound. And it is also forgiving, and loving. We can do our part by loving the earth back, and treating it with the care and kind attention that it deserves

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Everything you touch or talk about today is going to get bigger, so be careful with your words and actions. While today will be easygoing and agreeable, a few days from now something you set in motion today may come back in a bigger form. Watch out for exaggeration, even about good things. Go light on the flattery, and even sincere compliments, since it all may become grander than you intend.

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/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Ready To Move Forward: Cat’s Angel Message for October 18, 2021

Ready To Move Forward: Cat’s Angel Message for October 18, 2021

October’s Theme: Information, Divine guidance, Aha! moments 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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Opportunities to take action will happen frequently, but it is up to us to initiate the first step. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Ready To Move Forward

1018: Today the Universe is letting us know that a small window of prosperity is opening and that it’s time to spread your wings and allow some needed growth. By embracing this personal transformation we are opening the doors and pathways that will usher in new blessings in areas like relationships and abundance. Dust off the Welcome mat and invite them in then use your powers of positive manifestation and creative thinking to make things happen. While this window will come around again make use of this one to set things in motion. Stay open to any messages that your receive especially the ones that tell you to take immediate action as it will be in your best interests. Remember that when we allow ourselves to embrace growth we are making the statement that we are ready to move forward!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Haniel showers us with stardust, illuminating our thoughts and memories so that we can remember what magical beings we truly are, which assists us in the creation process. In turn this  shows us how to receive with grace and gratitude. This process accelerates when we allow beauty and harmony to surround us. It’ helps us to enjoy ourselves which makes  blessings easier to receive.  

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 Welsh Goddess Cerridwen uses her cauldron “Amen” to help provide us with knowledge, wisdom, personal rebirth and inspiration. remember that change brings us the transformation that we need. She reminds us “The opportunity for your own transformation lies before you. It provides you the chance to spread your wings and grow. Look into my sacred cauldron and see the vision of your path unfolding before you.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Citrine. This happy and sunny crystal draws abundance and brings our self confidence forward. It promotes the optimistic mindset necessary to activate the manifestation process and nudges us into action.  We can also use Citrine to help us sift through information and analyze situations so that we can move forward with positive intent. Citrine also helps us go with the flow and encourages us to explore all options so that we can make the best decisions for our journey.

Moonstone, the stone of new beginnings, reminds us that all things are a part of the cycle of change (also helps us connect to the goddess Cerridwen)  This beautiful, watery stone helps to navigate the cycles of change and calms our emotions. Gently encouraging creative thinking and creative problem solving as it brings our intuitive skills forward, promoting control and confidence so these skills become more familiar and easier to access. It also provides emotional healing by helping to stabilize the emotions and draw out old emotional patterns.

Peridot brings new levels of awareness as it promotes growth and necessary change as it helps to sharpen the mind and enhance our self confidence. Peridot can teach us to look back at the past and find the gifts that are hidden within our experiences and then shows us the path to forgiveness and moving forward

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:

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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Think Big: Cat’s Angel Message for October 17, 2021

Think Big: Cat’s Angel Message for October 17, 2021

October’s Theme: Information, Divine guidance, Aha! moments 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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Today I thank the Universe for giving me the skills and courage to create my life! ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Think Big

 1017:  Today the angels are giving us a big high five and a thumbs up! They are simply letting us know that we are on the right path and all the work that we’ve been doing is paying off. The focus for today is “think big”, “think outside the box”, and “think positive”. Everything we need to succeed lives inside us and our power grows by having faith in ourselves and in the universe. Remember to embrace self awareness through new ideas and interests and allow your intuition to be your guide. Behind the scenes the wheels are turning and things are falling into place!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

 Archangel Jeremiel is in charge of life reviews and changes. He can help you see everything that you have accomplished recently as well as the areas that need attention and helps us to let go of what we no longer need. He teaches us that by taking inventory of our lives we gain clear perspective of where we are on our path, which in turn helps us to make positive life changes. He removes our fear of change and what the future holds and replaces them with a sense of expectant excitement.

  The Ascended Master El Morya can help if you have trouble staying present and focused in the now. He teaches us the importance of putting aside what we cannot control  so that we are free to think about other things. He reminds us that it is our faith that  keeps us grounded so that we can embrace both the patience and the clear decision making needed to make things happen.

  The Mayan goddess Ixchel helps to get our creative juices flowing by breaking through the barriers we have erected that are blocking our progress. Call on her if you are starting something new. ” Clear your mind and allow the creative source to fill you. New things are waiting for you to embrace them!”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Moss Agate. This gentle stone promotes new beginnings and can help release the blocks that are keeping us from moving forward.  It attracts new forms of abundance and teaches us how to channel our energy in new, creative ways. Often referred to as the gardener’s stone Moss Agate helps us connect to nature, the earth, and our own inner garden as well. Carry it with you or wear it during times of new growth.

Ametrine. This stone, a combination of amethyst and citrine, helps to release blocks like negative emotional programming. It also encourages growth while helping us to explore all possibilities and find the creative solutions that are needed to make the most of the information we are given.

 Larimar helps to remove self-imposed barriers that may be keeping us from accepting our personal power and stops self-sabotaging behavior by bringing out the best in us. It helps us to see the things that we have to be grateful for and the tiny miracles that we take for granted. This sky blue stone also helps to ease our obsession for material things and shows us how to put things into perspective so that you manifest what you really need. It shows us how to go with the flow

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:

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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A Positive Evolution: Cat’s Angel Message for October 16, 2021

A Positive Evolution: Cat’s Angel Message for October 16, 2021

October’s Theme: Information, Divine guidance, Aha! moments 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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Choose your direction and create your path! ~Cat

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Today’s Message: A Positive Evolution

1016: As we embrace transformation and personal growth it’s easy to allow worry and fear to seep into the edges of our consciousness. Do your best to keep your balance and don’t allow material worries to tip the scales. The Universe is reminding us today that we are cared for and all of our needs are being met. It’s okay to unload your concerns and fears into angelic arms as you allow yourself the freedom to explore new territory. The key lies in remembering that by facing our problems or obstacles we can find the courage we need to overcome them. If you need help just ask and pay attention to the guidance that you receive to help you make the necessary choices. These choices when handled with grace and gratitude will create a positive impact on our personal evolution.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Raziel can assist us in both embracing our unique divine magic and in the overall manifestation process. He tells us that growth and freedom can be found when we let go of what we have outgrown as well as our limiting self beliefs and fears all of which hold us back from achieving and creating the life we want.

The Ascended Master Buddha helps us to find our “Attitude of Gratitude”.By acknowledging what we have to be grateful for we are filled with joy and inner peace which encourages positive flow. He also reminds us of  the important balance between giving and receiving. When we are balanced we find the patience and inner peace we need to go with the flow and can help us embrace the “Tiny Miracles” in our lives as well.

  The Greek Goddess Iris teaches us that miracles of beauty can happen in a instant. She says “Open your eyes, both physical and spiritual, then open you heart and allow the divine light to fill you. This will help you see the blessings and the beauty that are right before your eyes. Take nothing for granted.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Soft colored Lepidolite helps us by filtering away distractions and obsessive thinking so that we can focus on more important things. It soothes and heals stress and reminds us to just breathe.  

  Rose Quartz brings us inner peace and harmony which is essential to increasing our faith and promoting self-love which is key to positive self-expression and empowerment.  It helps to promote the softer, more loving view that we need to embrace gratitude.

  Smoky Quartz helps to neutralize negative energy as it helps us to work through the fear of failure which can show up during times of change. It also promotes clear insight and focus which helps us to leave behind the things that no longer serve us and make room for the blessings headed your way. 

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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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 15, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 15, 2021

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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October Quotes

“October is nature’s funeral month. Nature glories in death more than in life. The month of departure is more beautiful than the month of coming – October than May. Every green thin loves to die in bright colors.”

  • Henry Ward Beecher

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Restoring Connection to the Earth
Kate Spreckley


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The Light is gathering and manifesting upon the Earth bringing forth a rebalancing within of all creation. The false ideas of separation between ourselves and the rest of life is being dissolved offering us the opportunity to embrace and consciously know our innate connection to the universe, the earth, nature, and each other. Our belief in the illusion of separation has caused our imbalances and as we continue to awaken and heal, we bring ourselves back into alignment with all of creation

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Spell Walkthrough: House Protection

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Spirituality & Health: The Spiritual Meaning of Moon Phases BY KALIA KELMENSON

Waning, waxing, full, or new—each moon phase has its own meaning and brings opportunities to harness its energy through rituals and practices.

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ThoughtCo: 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.

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Journey Into Dreams: Glass and Broken Glass Dream Symbol Meaning
What does it mean to dream about glass? Whether it’s broken glass or a crystal clear vase, learn the symbolism and meaning of glass in dreams.

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MBG: How To Use Selenite For Deep Energetic Cleansing, From Crystal Experts

There are a number of different crystals out there to help with everything from protection to love. But of all the crystals available, few are better for clearing energy than selenite. Here’s why this crystal is a fan favorite of so many, plus how you can use it yourself.

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Daily Magick Snippets: Magickal Names From Stones

Flint (grey, brown black)

This is very strong magickal name filled with strength. It is good for people who want to feel useful, or who are exploring their artistic side. It also helps people who are dealing with fear in their lives and need extra strength to get through it.

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Today’s DIY: Crafting A Calendula and Rose Salve From Scratch

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“Perhaps the most famous icon of the holiday is the jack-o-lantern. Various authorities attribute it to either Scottish or Irish origin. However, it seems clear that it was used as a lantern by people who traveled the road this night, the scary face to frighten away spirits or faeries who might otherwise lead one astray. Set on porches and in windows, they cast the same spell of protection over the household. (The American pumpkin seems to have forever superseded the European gourd as the jack-o-lantern of choice.) Bobbing for apples may well represent the remnants of a Pagan ‘baptism’ rite called a ‘seining’, according to some writers. The water-filled tub is a latter-day Cauldron of Regeneration, into which the novice’s head is immersed. The fact that the participant in this folk game was usually blindfolded with hands tied behind the back also puts one in mind of a traditional Craft initiation ceremony.”

  • Mike Nichols, All Hallow’s Eve

gardendigest.com

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Treehugger: 10 Facts That Make Valley Forge National Historical Park a Natural Wonderland

Although Valley Forge National Historical Park is famous for the location’s significant role in the American Revolutionary War, this celebrated site encompasses so much more than historical gravitas. The Pennsylvania national park is also home to rolling hills, lush countryside, a wide variety of protected wildlife, and an extensive trail system.

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EarthSky News: Deneb Kaitos Marks The Tail Of Cetus

Deneb Kaitos is the brightest star in the constellation Cetus the Whale (or Sea-Monster). In star names, the word deneb usually means tail. And so it is with this star. It marks the tail of Cetus. Deneb Kaitos is also known by two alternate names, Beta Ceti and Diphda. It shines at magnitude 2, making it about as bright as Polaris the North Star. Neither Polaris nor Deneb Kaitos shines brightly enough to be super noticeable. But both are well within the limit of visibility to the unaided eye. Based on parallax measurements, Deneb Kaitos lies at an estimated distance of 96 light-years from Earth.

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic pagan song for Samhain Halloween 2020

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Inner Journey:

PERCEPTION DEFINES OUR REALITY

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”
— Henri Bergson

Our entire universe is energy — vibrating waves of pure potential. The electromagnetic vibrations of our consciousness interact with the energetic potential that exists everywhere as the life force to ‘collapse’ the waves and create matter. So the patterns of our minds create the form of our world.

By simply observing a form, we influence it. We in turn are influenced by others. This challenges us to be more aware of the quality of our being and the vibrations we transmit.

“There is no reality in the absence of observation.”
— The Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Being super fabulous can only come from being a super you.

And being a super you pretty much comes from using me, constantly.

Life is easy,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Halloween Gummy Worm Ice Cubes

These Halloween ice cubes can be made with plain water or sparkling lemon-flavored water. They are a great addition to a Halloween punch for kids.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus


Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
October 15, 2021

Contentment
“Our happiness or unhappiness depends as much on our temperaments as on our luck.”

-La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)


Contentment is a choice. We have the choice in how we perceive our situations. We have the choice in how we react, and respond, to any circumstance. Circumstances change, and so can our temperament. Why not choose to look on the bright side? Let’s try it, and see how it feels. Shift.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

People may look to you to get some enthusiasm back into their lives. If sagging a little in spirit yourself, you can still inspire others. This can cheer you up, too, so don’t underestimate a small glimmer of joy in something that you genuinely love. No one has to agree with you. They only have to allow you to do what feels best to you – and you to them.

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/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Expanded Horizons: Cat’s Angel Message for October 15, 2021

Expanded Horizons: Cat’s Angel Message for October 15, 2021

October’s Theme: Information, Divine guidance, Aha! moments 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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As you work to create the best version of yourself remember that the day you stop creating is the day you stop growing. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Expanded Horizons

1015: Fall is a transformative season that embodies change. As we travel life’s path our beliefs and overall perceptions go through periods of change and growth. The Universe is letting us know that we are entering one of these periods now. These coming changes will benefit both ourselves and our loved ones and will have a powerful impact on what we do in the future. Yesterday’s self care day was the first step in helping us to prepare for the personal transformations that will be occurring. Our ability to be open to divine guidance as well as our optimistic attitude will benefit us during this period of emotional and spiritual growth. Creative thinking also comes into play and will take us down new avenues that we are now ready to explore. The key is to be confident in yourself and your intuitive skills because you are the only one who truly knows what’s best for you. Take the opinions of others with a grain of salt, if their words have merit consider them, but ultimately the choices are yours. Embrace this time of personal growth and get ready to expand your horizons!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Chamuel  helps us in regards to relationships. This includes the one we have with ourselves and our own spiritual nature. He helps us to build a strong foundation from which we can create our personal evolution. Archangel Chamuel also helps us to find what is lost. If you feel like you have wandered off your path and are having trouble finding your way back he can help you get your bearings.

  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 Hindu Mother Goddess Durga teaches us how to create boundaries and maintain them as well as protecting yourself from the negative or controlling energy of others. She says:  ” Personal boundaries are important to your well being. It is sometimes best to walk away. I can help you to step back and give you the self assurance to do what is in your best interest.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Azurite increases our ability to receive spiritual guidance and helps us to see through illusions so that we can see our path clearly. It helps to develop our intuitive skills as it expands the mind to promote clear thinking, understanding and new perspectives.

Orange Calcite helps us to embrace our own power and the abilities we possess while eliminating self-defeating thinking. It also helps to balance the emotions and calm our fears so that we can work through problems and temporary setbacks so we may reach our full potential. It helps to dissolve problems and insecurities that can arise when we are faced with new opportunities

   Moonstone, the stone of new beginnings. This beautiful, watery stone helps to navigate the cycles of change and calms our emotions. Gently encouraging creative thinking and creative problem solving as it brings our  intuitive skills forward,  promoting control and confidence so these skills become more familiar and easier to access.  It also provides emotional healing by helping to stabilize the emotions and draw out old emotional patterns.

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:

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)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 14, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 14, 2021

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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October Quotes

“The leaves fall patiently
Nothing remembers or grieves
The river takes to the sea
The yellow drift of leaves.”

  • Sara Teasdale

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Your Sense of Identity is Shifting
Kate Spreckley

We are in a time of deep restoration and rebirth where the existing order of life is being dissolved. As a result, we are experiencing a crisis in the existing structure of our lives as our conventional and fixed way of life collapses.

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Bat Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle, Totem Animal, Power Animal, Magical Crafting

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Spiritual Unite: SYCAMORE TREE SYMBOLISM – PROTECTION OF LOVE
Sycamore tree symbolism originates in Egypt and the Middle East.

However, with the rise of Christianity in the western world and the tree’s introduction to Europe either by the Romans or the Crusaders, a rich set of meanings has arisen around the world

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Prayers

Looking for prayers to celebrate the Pagan sabbat of Samhain? Try some of these, which honor the ancestors and celebrate the end of the harvest and the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Feel free to adapt them as needed, to fit the specifics of your own tradition and belief system.

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Journey Into Dreams: Fairy Meaning and Dream Symbol
What does it mean to dream of a fairy? Today we’ll take a look at the meaning of fairies in our dreams. What is a Fairy? What Do Fairies Symbolize?

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MBG: What To Know If You Pull The Page Of Swords In A Tarot Reading

Tarot readings are a great way to tap your intuition, ask questions about the past, present, and future, and figure out your next course of action. With 78 different cards to choose from in traditional tarot decks, the Page of Swords stands out as a card that’s all about starting fresh. Here’s what to know next time you pull it.

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Daily Magick Snippets; Altar Tools

White-Handled Knife

The White Handled Knife or Bolline is a utility knife. It is used to cut cords (cord magic) herbs and flowers or inscribe symbols onto candles. The light colored handle distinguishes it from the Athame

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The Mysterious GHOST BAGPIPER of Scotland | Historic

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Elephant Journal: Full Moon Bullseyes: 5 Ways to Break Free from Chaos, Rundowns, & Negative Energy. {October 20th}

There is an energetically massive full moon on October 20 at 9:56 a.m. CST.
This moon phase follows a pretty dramatic and energetic time after the new moon that was upon us earlier in the month. We may have been experiencing chaos, feeling challenged, and even a bit run-down.

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Treehugger: How to Make an Easy Nourishing Aloe Vera Hair Mask

Aloe vera is just as beneficial to your hair as it is to your skin: it is a wonderful moisturizer and its anti-inflammatory properties can help calm an irritated scalp.1 This natural ingredient also contains plenty of vitamins to nourish hair, including A, C, and E.

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EarthSky News: How Big Are Asteroids? See Comparative Sizes In This Video

See the relative sizes of 22 asteroids in this video from MetaBallStudio. The asteroids range from human-scale 2008 TC3, which exploded in midair over the Sudan in 2008, to the enormous, spherical dwarf planet Ceres, largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

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Patheos-Pagan: What Kind of Witch Do You Want To Be?
JOHN BECKETT

It’s October, when the mainstream media remembers that witches are real and tries to figure out how to use them to attract viewers and readers.

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Learn How to Paint EYES OF HALLOWEEN with Acrylic – Paint & Sip at Home – Fun Step by Step Tutorial

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Inner Journey:

PROCRASTINATION

“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.”
— Don Marquis

Most of us struggle with procrastination — the ‘I’ll do it later’ syndrome. If this is one of your key time wasters, take time to become more aware of your behaviour.
• Identify what you are procrastinating.
• Identify why you have not done these things. Seek out your deepest reason.
• Is there a fear underlying your reason? There is for most people.

We typically procrastinate because of unclear goals, lack of information and/or skills, fear of moving into new territory, fear of failure or success, feeling overwhelmed, lack of time due to over-commitments, poor timing, and general disorganization.

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.”
— David Allen

And, just for fun: “The best labor saving device is doing it tomorrow.”
— Source Unknown

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

There was a time in the life of every hero, champion, master, and tycoon, when they said to themselves, “I will not wait any longer.”

And no matter how near or far away their dream then seemed, they began to take action, every day, no matter what.

No matter what

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:

How to Prep and Roast Pumpkin Seeds
When you’re carving or cooking up pumpkins, don’t toss away the seeds. Roast them instead for delicious autumn snacking.

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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 14, 2021

Contentment
“The better part of happiness is to wish to be what you are.”

-Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)


There’s an old saying that “Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.” When we know who we are, when we understand the truth of our greatness, we will know happiness because we will never wish to be anything other than ourselves.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

Restlessness and boredom could slow you down and take you off on some unintended tangent. If you can’t break free of the usual routine today, do what’s necessary and perhaps schedule more delicate tasks for another time when it will be easier to be precise and attend to details. Know your own limits and if possible don’t take on something that will only frustrate you. If you must, start slow.

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/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/