Cat’s Morning Bits for September 26, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 26, 2019

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


Over! The sweet summer closes,
The reign of the roses is done.
-Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-92)


Tetraktys: Ember + Aura Tarot – Deck Review & Analysis

When I saw the Ember + Aura tarot deck on Instagram, I instantly fell in love with it. It was calling me on a deep level and I felt a connection just by looking at it. So I listened to my intuition and I ordered it. Now that it’s in my hands, I am more than happy with my purchase. By the way, this post is NOT sponsored. I just wanted to share my thoughts on this tarot deck with you. In my opinion, this self-published deck really deserves more exposure.


ThoughtCo: What Is Folk Religion? Definition and Examples

Folk religion is any ethnic or cultural religious practice that falls outside the doctrine of organized religion. Grounded on popular beliefs and sometimes called popular or vernacular religion, the term refers to the way in which people experience and practice religion in their daily lives.


MBG: Clove: 4 Reasons To Add A Dash Of This Powerful Spice To Everything

Often associated with gingerbread cookies and winter cocktails, clove is what puts the spice in pumpkin spice. Similar to cinnamon or ginger, clove is a spicy, yet warm, aromatic that adds depth to any dish, from garam masala curries to chai tea lattes. But it’s more than just a sprinkling spice; small but mighty, clove packs a surprisingly healthy punch.


Daily Good: The Animal Rescuer of Assam

Manoj Gogoi is a 44-year old father of two and self-taught naturalist dedicating his life to assisting the people and animals of India live in harmony. Through his tireless efforts thousands of animals have been rescued and returned to the wild. More than that, he has inspired others to volunteer with him and begun to alter the attitude and actions of people to consider the place of wildlife in their world. What pulled Gogoi to dedicate his life to wildlife conservation? “I was born in the Kaziranga area of Assam. I grew up in the lap of nature teeming with rhinoceros, leopards, beautiful Himalayas birds and snakes, even venomous ones. It is a familiar environment for me since childhood. Naturally, I developed a genuine fondness for the wild,” smiles Gogoi. Find out more in this article from “The Better India”. { read more }


Elephant Journal: Releasing Toxic Relationship Patterns: why Saturn is currently your BFF.

The karma police have been sitting on our coattails since April this year when Saturn turned retrograde.
Many have said they felt stuck this summer, like being in some weird, cosmic Groundhog Day. Forward trajectory has felt almost impossible, with a collective emotional soup brewing with frustration, anger, and—with Saturn involved—depression.


MNN: These wildlife photos are all about the belly laugh
But when you’ve stopped giggling, consider these conservation steps you can take.

When it comes to making us laugh, animals are naturals.
Maybe because they don’t try to make us laugh — but often find themselves in situations that remind us of our own foibles.


EarthSky News: Hazy light pyramid in east? False dawn

For the Northern Hemisphere, these next months are your best time all year to catch the zodiacal light, or “false dawn.” And the next few days are great, because the moon will be in a waning crescent. There might be some great photo opportunities with a waning crescent moon and the zodiacal light, since both will be located in the east before dawn breaks.

Patheos-Pagan: Easy Bath Magic To Release, Heal, And Recharge

Bath magic is a source of healing and inspiration for me. By simply slipping into the warm waters, I’ve felt recharged, healed, and refreshed. If you have a bathtub, you can easily have a magical aquatic experience in the privacy of your own home. Baths don’t cost much, and the benefits are enormous.


Inner Journey:


“I have sensed a growing discontent amongst many who are on their spiritual path. A common theme appears to be — ‘I have been serving God for so long and have given up so much and it has been such a struggle — when am I going to get my reward?’”
— Wendy Munroe

It’s interesting to become aware of how we participate in the dynamic exchange of giving and receiving. When we give, do we do so whole-heartedly? Or do we do so with the ulterior motive of wanting something in return?

It’s not wise to be always looking for a deal. The universe never short-changes us. We can afford to be generous. When something of value is given, something of value must be returned.

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
— Mother Teresa

A Note from the Universe

Please help spread the word. Here are the top 10 ways people give away their power:

Choosing to be unhappy.
Fear of anything, especially falling in love.
Believing that karma or spiritual contracts are absolute.
Waiting for their ducks to line up before acting.
Believing in soul mates.
Attaching to unimportant details and outcomes.
Thinking they have dues to pay.
Worrying about HOW their dream will come true.
Thinking God decides who gets what.
Asking others what they should do.

Understand the truth, little bird, and you will soar.


The Universe


Today’s Recipe: Rustic Apple Galette

This is my mother’s recipe for delicious apple galette that really suits the welcoming of the Autumn season. I love the flaky crust on the outside, with an inside that becomes almost custardy from the juices of the baked apples. It’s so easy to make, it’s a beginner’s recipe, but the taste will have people thinking otherwise. Give it a try!


Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

Daily Wisdom
September 26, 2019


“The needle of our conscience is as good a compass as any.”

-Ruth Wolff, 1963

Our conscience tells us which way to go, it points us in the right direction, just as the needle of a compass does. Why would we purposely go astray with something so reliable helping us? This is something we can count on.

-Lissa Coffey


Daily Tarot: The Sun

Find a way to inject an artistic touch to whatever you’re doing and get extra satisfaction and have greater success at what you’re doing. You may not think of yourself as artistic, but it will be hard to hide or resist your creative side today. Even the most mundane and boring tasks can be made more pleasant by adding a dash of artistic expression. Within reason and appropriateness, let it shine!

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