Encouraging Growth: Cat’s Angel Message for October 31, 2017 

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Encouraging Growth: Cat’s Angel Message for October 31, 2017   

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

Loving, hating, having expectations: all these are attachments. Attachment prevents the growth of one’s true being.

– Lao Tzu

 

1031:  As we close out the month of October by working with  the Ascended Masters. Since the AM’s lived among us during their time on earth they have a better understanding of our thoughts, our problems and what we need and want. Aside from offering us assistance one of  their goals is to help us focus on Divine truth which helps keep us centered on our path and headed ifn the right direction. Like the angels you can call upon them any time. If you are feeling down or confused they can show you how to shift your thoughts into the positive. Their peaceful and loving energy will help ease your mind and help you see things in a different light.  Today they are asking us to close out the month at peace with ourselves!

Simply call upon the Ascended Masters as whole or ask Jesus or Buddha to bring you peace. Our Sacred Stone for today is Moldavite which elevates our consciousness and helps us to connect directly to the Ascended Masters.

Bright blessings for a magickal day!

Cat

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Daily readings are written by Cat. Angel graphic is created and (C)LBolotin 2016-17.

 

Thought For The Day: Oct. 31, 2017 “Samhain Blessings”

Happy Tuesday,

To my Witchy and Pagan family, I wish you a blessed Samhain! May the loving energy of your ancestors surround you as we close out the old year and welcome a brand new cycle!

Daily Thought

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Making Things Happen: Cat’s Angel Message for October 30, 2017   

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Making Things Happen: Cat’s Angel Message for October 30, 2017   

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

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.

– Frank Lloyd Wright

 

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

Call on your patron/patroness Goddess/God or favorite Angel or Ascended Master today. Ask if there is anything you need to know today or have missed and open yourself to receiving the guidance that is waiting. Use Angelite, Celestite, Apophyllite or moldavite today to help you connect to your universal helpers.

Bright blessings for a magickal day!

Cat

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Daily readings are written by Cat. Angel graphic is created and (C)LBolotin 2016-17.

Thought For The Day: Oct. 30, 2017 “Appearances Can Be Deceiving”

Happy Monday ,

What really defines a person as being successful? Is it money, fancy job, tons of friends, or expensive things? To some these things define success but at the end of the day they don’t really matter. How you feel about your life and yourself is what matters. Believe it or not there are people who don’t have much and do the best they can every day and consider themselves a success. One thing I have found is that just because a person looks successful (and has a ton of fancy expensive stuff)  doesn’t make it so. Appearances can be and often are deceiving. If you can look back at the end of the day and say “I accomplished something today!” that makes you a success in my book!

Daily Thought

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Cat’s Bits for October 29 – Nov.4 Thinning

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Cat’s Bits for October 29 – Nov.4 Thinning

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October Events:

Oct. 31 Samhain / Halloween

November Events:

Nov. 1 All Saints Day

Nov. 4 Full Mourning Moon at 1:23 am EST

Nov. 5 Daylight saving Time ends at 2:00 am EST

Nov. 7 Samhain crossquarter day

Nov. 11 Veteran’s Day

Nov. 18 New Moon at 6:42 am EST

Nov. 21 Sun enters Sagittarius at 10:05 pm EST

Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Day USA

Nov. 25 Celtic Tree Month of Elder begins

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Summer has come and gone and with the passing of Mabon the Wheel of the Year turns to Samhain, the mid point between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice. This is a special time.  You can feel the energy stretching and becoming thin as the earth draws her life essence back within as she prepares  for the dark half of the year. For those who are energy sensitive it can be a buzzing or tingling sensation. I personally enjoy this time of year and the unique energy aspect that it creates.

Thinning

The veil thins and the season thins as well………
Rising energy draws the life force from all of nature;
Leaving behind the drained and withered shells of what was…..

Today, the spirits of nature are dying…………
Receding within before sucumbing to the dark sleep;
Lending their energy to the Otherworld as the veil thins……

Tomorrow, the door to the Hall of Ancestors opens…..
Voices born upon the wind, spectral yet reassuring;
Drifting gently like leaves upon the currents……

Power shimmers from heaven and earth……….
The veil thins further…growing, stretching and becomes taut;
Almost to breaking, the time of high magick is here..don’t blink…

As with all things, nothing is permanent………..
The moment passes, soundlessly sliding back into shape;
Thickening, spiraling out like ripples on a pond………

With a silent sigh, all of nature relaxes…….
Easing into dark slumber, to flow upon it’s natural course;
Resting, gaining strength, contemplating the coming cycle…

© CatSister/LBolotin

Bright Blessings for a Magickal Week!

Cat

 

Laura (Cat) Bolotin has been following an eclectic pagan/spiritual path for over 25 years. She currently lives in Western Colorado where she enjoys communing with nature, desert crawling, belly dancing, nature photography, jewelry crafting and writing stuff she hopes will help others along their path. She is married and owned by 6 cats.

 

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Casting Aside Worry: Cat’s Angel Message for October 29, 2017 

 

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Casting Aside Worry: Cat’s Angel Message for October 29, 2017   

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

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all it’s powers of acting and reasoning as fear.

Edmund Burke

1029: Universal abundance comes in many forms and  sources. Sometimes we can see them happening right away while other times we wonder if our requests have been heard. Our keywords for today are  “Patience” and “Faith”. The wheels are turning and behind the scenes things are falling into place. Be patient and have faith that things ARE materializing.  Stay strong and focused. Let go of doubt and open yourself to living in the now.  Our Life Mission/ Purpose is also coming into play and the abundance of the Universe manifests itself here as well. If you feel that you have lost something or something is missing remember that the Universe supplies us with everything we need to live richer and more fulfilling lives. New adventures are on the horizon and you need to be ready when they arrive!

The Ascended Master Maitreya (Laughing Buddha)  teaches us to see the world with laughter, joy and goodwill.By allowing ourselves to see with joy new things are not so scary. Archangel Michael gives us the courage we need to embrace necessary changes needed to help us move forward. The Hindu Goddess Kali is a dark mother and goddess of death. Every time we let go of something that no longer serves us we are embracing a “little death”. Fear often accompanies letting go. One of Kali’s greatest lessons is through our worst fears lies the freedom we gain in conquering them.

 

Bright blessings for a magickal day!

Cat

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Daily readings are written by Cat. Angel graphic is created and (C)LBolotin 2016-17.

Celtic Month of Reed: October 28-November 24

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Celtic Month of Reed: October 28-November 24

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

PLANT INFORMATION

Reed is a marsh growing plant and while it is not considered a tree, it was named as such by the druids. This was due to the fact that like a tree, reed has a deep, dense root system. While reeds are found all over the world. From the humble reed the Druids made sacred darts and arrows. Pens were also crafted from reeds and were a sacred symbol of wisdom and scholarship. The reed can reach 12 ft. in height in marshy areas and usually in thick stands. The dried stalks produce a dry rattle that can have an eerie sound. The roots and seeds can be ground into flour. The the Celts and later people of the British isles, also used this plant to thatch their roofs. A well thatched roof kept all kinds of weather out and depending upon the kind of reed you used a reed roof could last for 15 to 75 yrs. And in many places woven reeds make beautiful baskets. Reeds were also a cheap substitute for candles, if you soaked them in fat they could be burned.

“There is nothing in the world more beautiful than the forest clothed to its very hollows in snow. It is the still ecstasy of nature, wherein every spray, every blade of grass, every spire of reed, every intricacy of twig, is clad with radiance.”
~ William Sharp

IN MYTH

In mythology reed is connected with Pwyll the ruler of the Underworld. Pywll was given a sacred stone for safekeeping. This Stone was said to represent the divine power of The King and Queen and thus this humble plant was associated with royalty. Ancient Mediterranean people also associated reed with royalty as did the Egyptians. They made scepters from reeds and if the scepter broke it was thought that the King had lost both virility and vitality.

IN MAGIC

In magic Reed has the following uses: Growth, Healing, Harmony, Willpower, Loyalty. Reed is said to be useful when one is ready to expand their awareness both spiritually and mentally as well as balancing your energy. And as a herb for Samhain it can be used in spells for travel to the otherworld and for Shamanistic soul retrieval.

  • Reed, although not a tree but a grass-like plant, is usually associated with Samhain, the Celtic New Year.
  • The Reed Moon means winter is approaching. It is a month of turning our energies toward hearth and home. The tree symbolizes family, fidelity and trust.
  • Reeds are burned to honor household spirits and a family’s patron deity; and in ancient Scotland, a broken reed was an omen of familial betrayal.
  • Reeds may be placed through your home, especially the kitchen area, to bring the blessing of unity to your family.
  • Reed represents the turning within that we must undergo to nurture our souls hunger for spirituality.
  • The reed’s qualities include protection, spiritual progress and hunger for truth

“Man is only a reed, the weakest thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.”
– Blaise Pascal

REED PEOPLE

People born during the month of Reed can be cocky, arrogant and uncompromising which gives them a forceful energy. Reed people are not competitors but rather the catalyst that makes things happen because they have great dramatic flair and plenty of passion. This dramatic flair helps them to role play well and you will rarely see a Reed person show weakness although on the downside they can take great pleasure in pointing out weakness in others. However they are fantastic caretakers of both property and family and make strong friends.  As a magickal name Reed is wonderful for caregivers or if you wish to give your personal energy a boost.

CORRESPONDENCES

Reed:
Names: Sedge, Sweet Flag,
Animals: Kingfisher, Wild Goose, Owl
Element: Air, Earth and Water
Deities: Pywll, Rhiannon, Morrigan, Poseidon, Coventina, Manannan Mac Lir, Arawen, Pluto
Sacred Stone: Jasper, Chysophrase, Aquamarine
Color: Light Green

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Photo: Wetlands at Sunset by Lisa Langell freeimages.com

Written by CatSister/LBolotin  from the following resources:
The New Book of Magickal names by Phoenix McFarland
Flower and Tree Magic by Richard Webster
treetotem.com