Cat’s Morning Bits for September 24, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 24, 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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Where long the shadows of the wind had rolled,
Green wheat was yielding to the change assigned;
And as by some vast magic undivined
The world was turning slowly into gold.​

–Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869​–1935)

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September’s Events:

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Trust in the Unknown (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This is a year of cleaning up and clearing out as we shift timelines and cross dimensions to weave a new reality into existence. A reality that unites all aspects of our being and enables us to truly feel and experience life from the centre point of our soul. As a result, every aspect of who we are is being fully activated.

Read more…..

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Black Salt for Hexing and Protection | Yeyeo Botanica

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ThoughtCo: How to Hug a Tree

Certainly, you have heard the phrase Hug a Tree before, but have you ever taken a moment out of your day to actually do this? Although some trees, like people, are more huggable than others, they all need a hug now and again.

Read more…..

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MBG: I Tried To Breathe My Way To More Self-Love—Here’s How It Went

Who couldn’t use some more self-love, right? The way we relate to ourselves and trust our own intuition affects virtually every area of our life. As such, finding new and powerful ways to flex your own self-love is so important.

Read more……

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Today’s DIY: Let’s make JOSS INCENSE!!!

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Elephant Journal: Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto & Mars go Direct: This is our Return to Forward Motion. {September 12th to November 13th}

If life has felt stuck this summer, take heart because things are beginning to shift.
In late April/early May, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all stationed retrograde in Capricorn. Pluto was the first to station on April 25th, and will be the last to return to forward motion on October 4th.

Read more……

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Treehugger: 15 of the Most Remarkable Trees in the United States

From the world’s largest to ones that were here long before the Mayflower, these noble trees are nothing less than U.S. national treasures. While they aren’t celebrated as much as they should be, few things are as iconic as a country’s trees.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Mercury in the west after sunset

Starting on September 26, 2020, Mercury – the innermost planet – swings out to an elongation of over 25 degrees east of the sun, placing Mercury in the western sky after sunset. Moreover, Mercury remains at better than 25 degrees east of the sun until October 7, 2020. On October 1, 2020 – on the same date as the full moon – Mercury sweeps to its greatest elongation of 25.8 degrees east of the sun.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Beyond Magical Names – Many Names for Many Reasons

From craft names to deadnames, nicknames to married names, usernames to aliases, there are innumerable reasons that most people have multiple names they currently use or have previously used to identify themselves. Despite what bureaucratic systems would have us believe, names, even magical names, are mutable and can change over time as our circumstances change and we, ourselves, change.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Karliene – Jenny of Oldstones

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Inner Journey: FEEL YOUR EMOTIONS

“The key is to not resist or rebel against emotions or to try to get around them by devising all sorts of tricks; but to accept them directly, as they are.”
— Takahisa Kora

Emotions are energy in motion. They bring us information if we are willing to experience them. Unfortunately, many of us are afraid of the energy of emotions and so we automatically resist them. And when we refuse to experience our emotions, we block themup. They become trapped and that entrapment drains our energy and brings continuing discomfort.

Don’t let emotions push you into action or reaction. Just STOP and PAY ATTENTION. Allow them to be and to speak to you. Oncem they are acknowledged, their energy is released.

“Instead of resisting any emotion, the best way to dispel it is to enter it fully, embrace it and see through your resistance.”
— Deepak Chopra

“We have to become more conscious of our feeling-world. By learning to identify the ‘emotional baggage’ and manage our feeling-world reactions, we can view life based on current information instead of being held captiveby our past.”
— Doc Childre

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Have I ever told you about, “The Law of Relevance”?

It goes like this, “No matter how scared, or tired, or ill you are; no matter how lost, or confused, or desperate you become; no matter how lonely, depressed, or cranky you feel… if you just do what you can, with what you have, from right where you are, IT WILL ALWAYS BE ENOUGH.”

Pretty good odds, huh?

Your legal beagle,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Crunchy Pecan-Toffee Cookies

“Are you ready for some crunchy, buttery, pecan cookies with bits of chocolate-covered toffee bits? Who wouldn’t be? They’re easy to make and easy to eat! Keep cookies stored loosely covered with plastic wrap or in a cookie jar with a loose-fitting lid. An airtight storage container may soften your crunchy cookies.”

Read more….

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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
September 24, 2020

Light
“The eye’s light is a noble gift of heaven! All beings live from light; each fair created thing, the very plants, turn with a joyful transport to the light.”

-Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805)


Light is life, and it is life-giving. Light is eternal, and ever present. Darkness is merely the absence of light. We reach for the light. It represents goodness, and power. In cartoons when someone has an idea we see a lightbulb over their head – the light has gone on! When someone is smart we say they are “brilliant.”

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Devil

Some days you just want to be self-indulgent, and today is one of those days. Put those feelings on the back burner while at work or out in public. After the serious part of the day is over, the danger actually increases for you. Don’t overindulge and make yourself sick or regretful. Sometimes too much of a good thing is too much, and you want to start tomorrow feeling good

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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Don’t Force: Cat’s Angel Message for September 24, 2020

Don’t Force: Cat’s Angel Message for September 24, 2020

September’s Theme: “What Do I Want?” This is a question that we often ask ourselves. So as we head into Autumn and the time of introspection ask yourself that very question.

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Good things happen easily when we set things in motion and letting them unfold without forcing them to a premature conclusion. ~ Cat

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924: As we work on our personal, spiritual and life goals we will find that faith in ourselves is one of our biggest assets. The other important asset is our support system. Our friends, family and Divine sources play a major role in our success. Today the Universe is sending a gentle reminder that your support system is here and that you are surrounded with both supportive and healing energies. This will be important for the changes headed your way or that you are experiencing now. The key here is to allow these things to happen naturally, so don’t force things to happen or struggle to stop them. These changes will benefit you and help to shape your goals and dreams. Just go with the flow and have faith in yourself and in the Universal powers and get ready to reap the rewards.

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Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Michael helps to calm our fears and 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. 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. Michael helps everyone so don’t be afraid to ask him for help.

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 Greek goddess Artemis helps us to hone our intuitive skills so that we get the information we need without the unnecessary backwash. She teaches us how to trust in ourselves and honor our own wisdom. By following our inner guidance system we are setting ourselves on the path of authenticity and personal truth. Allow yourself to be a “huntress” like Artemis and track down your inner power. She tells us, “All the skills and knowledge you need for success lives within you. Your inner wisdom is a powerful thing and you know in your heart when something is good and right.”

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Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Sugilite is sometimes called Archangel Michael’s stone. This is a stone of spiritual love and awareness and promotes Divine interaction and communication. Sugilite also encourages positive thinking and teaches us to live our truth and to trust our intuition. This stone also brings purple ray energy to earth. It embodies spiritual love and wisdom and assists in opening the chakras. This stone can also help you find the answers to “Why am I here and What is my purpose?”

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 the truth and makes it possible to stand up for our personal beliefs while remaining true to yourself by boosting our confidence and self esteem

Celestite which promotes spiritual development and teaches us to reach for personal enlightenment and helps us to find peace within. It also helps us to embrace new experiences while blending instinct and intellect to create balance and harmony while providing strength and calm.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Thought For The Day: Sept. 24, 2020 “It’s Inside You”

Happy Thursday,

Today is a reminder to look for joy in the small things. Joy is not found in how much stuff you have or how much money you spend. It is not found by how many likes you get on a social media post. True joy lives within each of us. It is a choice that we make when we clearly see what truly matters. If you have been feeling down challenge yourself to find 3 small things that brought you joy today. Joy is everywhere if we open our minds and hearts!

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 23, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 23, 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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Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand
Make the mighty ocean,
And the pleasant land.
Thus the little minute,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Of eternity.
-Julia A. Fletcher (1823-1908)

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September’s Events:

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Hope, Faith & Trust (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are opening to a new cycle that requires us to learn how to live from our hearts and how to come from our hearts in ways that are grounded, functional and effective. This requires us to be more open, honest and vulnerable and to reveal our true self to the world without fear of rejection, loss or hurt

Read more…..

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Crystal Bowl 14 min Chakra Meditation

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ThoughtCo: Profile of The Greek God Poseidon

In Greek mythology and legend, Poseidon is the god of the sea. However, his domain includes some aspects of the land as well, and in fact he is known as “earth-shaker” in many stories, because of his penchant for causing earthquakes. Poseidon was responsible, according to Greek legend, for the collapse of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete, which was all but destroyed by a giant quake and tsunami.

Read more…..

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MBG: 5 Ways To Find Balance & Harmony This Libra Season

Welcome to Libra season 2020. The Sun in this fair-minded sign from September 22 to October 22 puts your focus on relationships and beauty.

Read more….

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Yeyeo Botanica: Candle Disposing Ideas |

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Elephant Journal: The Autumn Equinox to Solstice—A Mystics Guide to the Final 3 Months of 2020.

Do you feel the electric energy approaching the autumn equinox on September 22nd?
It’s palpable where I live, on Vancouver Island. The skies are charred with smoke from the Pacific North West fires. Mornings and evenings are covered in heavy mist. Crickets are the music of my late afternoons.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: Why You Should Take an ‘Awe Walk’

California’s majestic redwoods and the Grand Canyon are known to inspire awe. But it isn’t just the powerful beauty of vast natural wonders like these that can take your breath away. You can find awe in everyday things … and it’s good for your emotional health.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Moon, Jupiter, Saturn September 23-26

These next several evenings – September 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2020 – feature the moon and the solar system’s two largest gas giant planets, Jupiter and Saturn. Given clear skies, you can’t miss the moon and Jupiter.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Plant Spirit Glyphs

Plant spirit glyphs are symbolic representations of the of the occult forces that are accessed when using herbs in spell work. They are created in partnership with the genius or consciousness of a plant. The creation of these power symbols combines spirit writing, sigil craft and plant spirit communion.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: The Fairy King – Ashley Serena & Ryan Louder

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Inner Journey: REFLECT ON YOUR LIFE

“Reflection is one of the most underused yet powerful tools for success.”
— Richard Carlson

Regularly, take time to reflect on what has been happening in your life. Step back to work ON your life instead of IN it. See yourself as the C.E.O. of your own personal company, or as the captain of your own ship. Are you navigating the waves as well as you might?

Stepping back helps us see a bigger, more inclusive picture. Small events make more sense in the bigger scheme of things.

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
— James Levin

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Until everyone believes in their own ability to say exactly the right thing, at exactly the right time, to exactly the right person, then allow me:

Everyone wants to be your friend. Everyone.

You’re just so cool,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Roasted Ratatouille Vegetable Dip

Add a confetti of color and flavor pizzazz to your plate with this simple recipe. This dip is packed with vegetables and can be used to intensify the flavor of sandwiches or wraps, and is a great compliment to your fresh vegetable crudité platter. Pair this recipe with whole grain dippers like whole grain flat bread or whole wheat tortilla chips, which can help boost your fiber intake for cancer protective benefits.

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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
September 23, 2020

Light
“Light is the symbol of truth.”

-James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)


There are two kinds of “light” in the English language. One is the visual, the light we get from the sun or a lamp, that lets us see. This kind of light is indeed a symbol of truth, because the truth lets us see, nothing is hidden. The other kind of “light” is a measurement of weight, the opposite of “heavy.” This, too, could be called a symbol of truth. The truth makes us free, and we feel light because we don’t have to carry the heavy burden of hiding a secret.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

It’s possible that you’re putting yourself under more stress and pressure than anyone or anything else going on around you. It’s not necessary to beat yourself up emotionally like this. Things are fine and you can make things even better if you curtail the urge to obsessively dwell on only what and who is letting you down. Be your own best friend and give yourself credit for what you’re doing right.

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/

Headed Your Way: Cat’s Angel Message for September 23, 2020

Headed Your Way: Cat’s Angel Message for September 23, 2020

September’s Theme: “What Do I Want?” This is a question that we often ask ourselves. So as we head into Autumn and the time of introspection ask yourself that very question.

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Open the windows it’s a new day, and a multitude of blessings is headed your way! ~ Cat

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923: Creating the life we want is within our grasp today as a window of power and opportunity opens before us. The angels are reminding you that you have the strength and the skills necessary to fulfill your purpose. Here you have a choice. Will you use the skills that you have or hide them away. Let your inner guidance take the lead but don’t be afraid to ask for help. The Universe and its helpers have your back so be clear about what you want and be willing to help by doing your part. Believing in yourself raises your energy vibration and acts as a magnet to blessings and new opportunities. Follow your inner vision and let your light shine!

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Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Raziel assists us in all forms of manifestation. This includes our ‘Tiny Miracles” which he helps bring forward into the light. He tells us that growth and freedom can be found when we let go of our limiting self beliefs and fears which hold us back from achieving and creating the life we want. He says ” Expand your mind and you will manifest prosperity and abundance on all levels.”

The Ascended Master Vywamus encourages us to continuously and consciously seek inspiration through the discovery and rediscovery of our own natural abilities and talents. He teaches us that healing can be found in change. If something is holding you back he can teach you how to let it go or let it be so you can continue moving forward.

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”

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Our Sacred Stones for today 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.

Amethyst helps us to make decisions by promoting common sense and spiritual insight. It also enables us to set realistic goals and sets us on the road to personal achievement. This crystal is a powerful protector and helps to shield us from unwanted energies while dispelling anxiety and fear. It helps the thought process by providing focus and clearing the way to good decision making.

Okenite helps clear away obstacles and teaches us the important lesson that the universe is filled with unlimited possibilities when we allow ourselves to face and adapt to change. It helps us to find our inner strength so that we can finish what we start.

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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:

Sacred Spirals on Facebook: The place where all paths meet 

 The Desert Path: The Dusty Ramblings of a Desert Pagan

Cat’s Treasure Trove: An eclectic  collection of jewelry & gifts:

Thought For The Day: Sept. 23, 2020 “Yes You Can!”

Happy Wednesday,

You are a beautiful soul. One who is capable of generating luck and opportunity. Grab your faith and confidence and make something happen today. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a big step or a small one. Do what you are comfortable with and build up from there. You’ve totally got this!

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/

Magical Correspondences for Autumn Equinox/ Mabon

Magical Correspondences for Autumn Equinox/ Mabon

Balance-Gratitude-Harvest

Autumn Equinox / Mabon / Harvest Home: On or around September 21st

This year Mabon is on Tuesday, September 22

This is the second harvest festival and like the Vernal Equinox night and day are equal. It is a time to honor the changing season and to give thanks for the bounty and abundance in our lives.

Symbols and Decorations: Fall leaves, apples, gourds, vines, flowers, acorns grapes, berries, indian corn and grains.

Colors: Wine, Rust, Brown, Autumn Orange and Gold

Deities: Pomona, Demeter, Persephone, Bacchus, Dionysus, Green Man, Tezcatzontecatl, Osiris

Herbs: Marigold, Milkweed, Fern, Benzoin, Honeysuckle, Passionflower, Rose Sage, Solomon’s Seal, Thistle (A Druid’s Herbal)

Incense: Pine, Myrrh, Sage, Sweetgrass

Trees: Maple, Magnolia, Locust, Hickory, Hackberry, Aspen. (Whispers from the Woods)

Sacred Stones: Green Aventurine, Dendritic Agate, Chrysoprase for goal setting and planning /Sunstone , Moonstone for balance. (Hibiscus Moon)

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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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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 22, 2020 Autumn Equinox/ Mabon Edition

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 22, 2020 Autumn Equinox/ Mabon 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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“Equal dark, equal light
Flow in Circle, deep insight
Blessed Be, Blessed Be
The transformation of energy!
So it flows, out it goes
Three-fold back it shall be
Blessed Be, Blessed Be
The transformation of energy!”

Night An’Fey, Transformation of Energy

egreenway.com

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September’s Events:

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Equinox (a message from Kate Spreckley)

With today’s Equinox energy there is a definite increase in the intensity and the frequency of the incoming energy. Currently the incoming waves of energy are clashing with the outgoing waves of energy creating disruption and turmoil for us all. As the incoming cosmic energies get stronger and…

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The Autumn Kitchen || Mabon Sangria

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Beneath The Moon: The Autumn Equinox season

I don’t follow the dates on a calendar, I watch and feel what Mother Nature is doing and the energies around me. In my corner of South East England autumn is beginning to show her face, so for me the season of autumn equinox has begun.

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ThoughtCo: How to Hold a Gratitude Ritual

For many Pagans, autumn is a time of giving thanks. Although this is the most obvious around the Mabon holiday, if you live in the United States, most of your friends and family will be giving thanks in November.

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MBG: An Autumn Equinox Ritual That Pulls Its Power From The Elements

The wheel of the year is turning, and the autumn equinox is coming up on Tuesday, September 22. For this special time of year, thousands of people stand in awe at sacred sites around the world—from the pyramids at Chichen Itza in Yucatán to Machu Picchu in Peru. Autumnal festivals play a prominent role in Native American culture, Iranian tradition, and beyond.

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The Corner Crone: Rebalancing at Mabon

Jason Mankey’s post about the Autumnal Equinox caught my attention the other day. In it he writes:

Most of us probably live our lives out of balance. We either focus too much on work, or not enough on it, and some of us prioritize doing things for ourselves instead of doing things for others

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Today’s DIY: DIY-Harvest Decor -Autumn Equinox /Mabon

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Elephant Journal: A Grounding Prayer for the Autumn Equinox.

It’s been a no good, very bad week.
Mercury is in retrograde and my kids have been having epic tantrums. A dear family member had a heart attack, and we got some bad news affecting our finances.

I’ve been in icy fear all week. Cortisol tears through my veins. My mind races, scavenging up ways to cut expenses and bring in more income. I feel a bit like someone has died, and I’m tumbling through the stages of grief from that chill of fear to a thick sadness to simmering anger.

Read more……

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Treehugger: 12 Facts About the First Day of Fall

Well hello, fall! Even though it happens year after year, the arrival of autumn is always a little surprising. Almost as if on a switch, one day late in the summer you feel it – a subtle crispness in the air. And before you know it, it’s pumpkin-spice-everything everywhere. We are suddenly swathed in sweaters and wearing boots and bombarded by shades of orange, often even before the thermometer warrants it.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Equinox sun is over Earth’s equator

The 2020 autumnal equinox for the Northern Hemisphere (spring equinox for the Southern Hemisphere) happens on Tuesday, September 22, at 13:31 UTC. At this special moment – the instant of the September equinox – the sun is at zenith, or straight overhead, as seen from Earth’s equator.

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3 Pagans And A Cat: Celebrating Autumn, Mabon, Harvest: What’s In A Name?

Recently, Phoenix LeFae of The Witches Next Door shared a post titled “Mabon is Dumb.” My first reaction was “Whoa, don’t hate on Autumn!” And then I have to admit chuckling a bit as I read her article. Here’s why.

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Learning Religions: Acorns and Oaks

The acorn is a symbol of strength and power. In the fall, these tiny yet hardy little nuggets drop from the oak trees to land on the ground. Most will be eaten by passing wildlife, but a few will survive to form a new tree in the spring

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Pagan Playlist: Lisa Thiel – Mabon (Autumn Equinox)

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Inner Journey: BRING AWARENESS TO YOUR GENEROSITY

“Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment.”
— Jean De La Bruyère

While it’s important to give, it’s also essential that we not give more than we can afford. Only you can determine the appropriate amount of time or money you can give away, but it should not cause you hardship. We need to respect our own needs as well as the needs of others.

When do you give more than you can afford?

“Generosity is another quality which, like patience, letting go, non-judging, and trust, provides a solid foundation for mindfulness practice. You might experiment with using the cultivation of generosity as a vehicle for deep self-observation and inquiry as well as an exercise in giving.”
— Jon Kabat Zinn

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“Smoke hangs like haze over harvested fields,
The gold of stubble, the brown of turned earth
And you walk under the red light of fall
The scent of fallen apples, the dust of threshed grain
The sharp, gentle chill of fall.
Here as we move into the shadows of autumn
The night that brings the morning of spring
Come to us, Lord of Harvest
Teach us to be thankful for the gifts you bring us …”

Autumn Equinox Ritual

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Today’s Recipe: 15 Fabulous Fall Treats That Aren’t a Mouthful of Pumpkin Spice

It’s that time of year when it seems like anything flavored with pumpkin spice gets all the love and attention. But if you’re just not feeling it, you’ll be glad to have these alternative treats for your autumn enjoyment. You’ll still taste all the best fall flavors — apples, pears, caramel, maple, nuts, and dark chocolate — without that overwhelming PSL vibe.

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Magical Correspondences for Autumn Equinox/ Mabon

Autumn Equinox / Mabon / Harvest Home: On or around September 21st

This year Mabon is on Tuesday, September 22

This is the second harvest festival and like the Vernal Equinox night and day are equal. It is a time to honor the changing season and to give thanks for the bounty and abundance in our lives.

Symbols and Decorations: Fall leaves, apples, gourds, vines, flowers, acorns grapes, berries, indian corn and grains.

Colors: Wine, Rust, Brown, Autumn Orange and Gold

Deities: Pomona, Demeter, Persephone, Bacchus, Dionysus, Green Man, Tezcatzontecatl, Osiris

Herbs: Marigold, Milkweed, Fern, Benzoin, Honeysuckle, Passionflower, Rose Sage, Solomon’s Seal, Thistle (A Druid’s Herbal)

Incense: Pine, Myrrh, Sage, Sweetgrass

Trees: Maple, Magnolia, Locust, Hickory, Hackberry, Aspen. (Whispers from the Woods)

Sacred Stones: Green Aventurine, Dendritic Agate, Chrysoprase for goal setting and planning /Sunstone , Moonstone for balance. (Hibiscus Moon)

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Daily Wisdom
September 22, 2020

Light


“Science and art may invent splendid modes of illuminating the apartments of the opulent; but these are all poor and worthless compared with the light which the sun pours freely, impartially, over hill and valley, which kindles daily the eastern and western sky; and so the common lights of reason and conscience and love are of more worth and dignity than the rare endowments which give celebrity to a few.”

-William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)
The light of day, the morning sun steaming through our window gives us a sense of newness, and optimism. We share the sun, it warms each of us without playing favorites. Songs are written about the sun, and the happiness it brings.

-Lissa Coffey

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Autumn 🍂 Equinox Energy Reading 2020

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Harvest Gratitude: Cat’s Angel Message for September 22, 2020

Harvest Gratitude: Cat’s Angel Message for September 22, 2020

September’s Theme: “What Do I Want?” This is a question that we often ask ourselves. So as we head into Autumn and the time of introspection ask yourself that very question.

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Harvest gratitude and fill your basket with what you have accomplished and grown in this cycle. ~Cat

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922: Today is the Autumn Equinox, Mabon or Harvest Home to those of us who follow the pagan traditions. Gratitude is our keyword and it goes hand in hand with this seasonal celebration. Faith is part of gratitude, and the stronger our faith the more we manifest and the more we have to be grateful for. This is a good time to perform a self check and think about the gifts and miracles that have blessed your life so far this year. By looking back we can see how far we have come from spring and the thought seeds that we planted at that time. Make sure to nurture the “new growth” and to harvest what’s ready now. Embrace your blessings with a grateful heart and affirm that you have faith that they will continue to be abundant in your life.

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Today we honor the goddess aspects of the Sacred Feminine. They are the Earth Mothers and Harvest goddesses that are associated with this harvest festival (Demeter, Persephone, Pomona).

Archangel Ariel helps us to embrace our own divine magick which strengthens our manifestation process. Since she works with the earth and environment (nature angels and sprite too) she can help those unfamiliar with the Sacred Feminine work connect with her.

The Ascended Master Mother Mary provides us with all forms of healing. She surrounds us with her gentle energy and helps to fill our hearts with love as she imparts feelings of peace and safety as she gently heals the dark, hidden places within while showing us the path that leads to compassion and forgiveness which are essential to healing ourselves and helping others.She helps to fill our hearts with peace and love and helps everyone regardless of path or religion

The Ascended Master Krishna can also be honored today as we ask him to help us see life’s blessings more clearly.

The Greek goddess Persephone teaches us how to balance between light and dark and the importance of searching the shadows for what is lost or forgotten. Persephone tells us “Don’t be afraid to unearth what lies beneath or has been hidden. By shedding light in dark or weedy places you often find treasures that you had forgotten or set aside. These treasures can form the foundations that you need to navigate your path in life.”

The Irish Goddess Dana helps us to generate abundance through gratitude. She says, “While you wait for these blessings to arrive fill your heart with feelings of abundance. Engage yourself in things that make you feel abundant!” Your energy is also linked to the energy of the Divine. Acknowledge and strengthen this connection as it allows you to handcraft your dreams.”

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Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Aquamarine balance’s emotions that can become frayed during the changes that new cycles create. It helps us to move forward and navigate the ebb and flow of life. This stone also shields the aura, aligns the chakras and promotes communication from the higher realms.

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 plenitude and promotes abundance while showing us the “wealth” we already have.

Malachite. Which helps to support friendships and promotes empathy towards others. It also strengthens our ability to absorb and process information so that we can show our feelings in a positive way. Malachite helps those making aggressive personal or life changes. It brings a sense of adventure to our transformation as it shows us what is blocking our spiritual growth and the best way to move forward.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Thought For the Day: Sept. 22, 2020 “A Thought For Mabon”

Happy Tuesday and Blessed Autumn Equinox!

A Thought For Mabon

On this day I am Thankful.
I am thankful for being able to rise and greet the day when there are those who cannot……..
I am thankful for my health and the health of my family, when so many others are sick……
I am thankful for having a home when so many are homeless……….
I am thankful for my family, friends, and pets when so many spend their lives alone………
I am thankful for having a loving spouse when many live with abuse……….
I am thankful for the food on my table when others are starving………
I am thankful for my job when so many are out of work……….
I am thankful for just being here and being able to participate in the adventure called life………
On this day I remember how important it is to give thanks everyday even when it seems like I have nothing to be thankful for
On this day I give thanks for all that I have no matter how small it seems.
On this day I acknowledge how blessed I really am and I give thanks to the people and events in my life that have helped me in the past to be the person I am today……….
I am thankful………………….

© CatSister/LBolotin

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