Cat’s Morning Bits for October 23, 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.
There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted upon, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.
-Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64)
Pagan Library: Samhain by Kenny Klein (poem)
Red leaves are carried in the salt west wind
And turn to brown on dry soil.
The sun is bright still, but not warm
On the last rich gold of scattered fall.
The great wheel turns, another year
Old, bright gold with death.
ThoughtCo: Best Children’s Halloween Books
Whether your child is a preschooler, an independent reader, or somewhere in between, I have a children’s book for Halloween to recommend. You’ll find some not-too-scary picture books, one pretty scary picture book, a tale about scary carrots, of all things, and a cumulative tale, among others.
MBG: Scorpio Season Is Here: It’s Time For Intimacy & Transformation
Scorpio season kicks off on October 23, bringing an air of mystery to the world. With the Sun in this shape-shifting sign until November 22, focus your energy on intimacy, transformation, and sharing resources for the win!
ThoughtCo: Samhain Folklore – Halloween Superstitions and Legends
While we Pagans are celebrating Samhain on October 31 (or at the beginning of May, if you’re one of our southern hemisphere readers), for many of our friends and neighbors, this is the Halloween season.
Elephant Journal: 5 Ways to Manifest Health & Happiness through Healing Crystals.
Are you worried about your overall health and happiness?
Or, are you just wondering how you can improve or maintain it? Or, perhaps you know someone close to you who might be in need of help in this aspect? Well, ponder no more. “Healing crystals” will help you with just that.
Did you know…
In antiquity, butter was used for fuel in lamps as a substitute for oil. The Butter Tower of Rouen Cathedral was erected in the early 16th century when Archbishop Georges d’Amboise authorized the burning of butter instead of oil, which was scarce at the time, during Lent.
MNN: This savvy toad pretends to be a deadly viper
A plump toad would seem like a tasty treat for any hungry predator. After all, toads aren’t typically fleet of foot. And they’re typically a delicious bite that won’t bite back
EarthSky News: See moon, Leo, and Mars before daybreak
Before dawn on October 23 and 24, 2019, watch as the moon slides in front of the constellation Leo the Lion. Then, as the morning darkness begins to give way to dawn, watch for the planet Mars to climb above the sunrise point on the horizon.
Patheos-Pagan: Simple Witchery: Reclaiming the Crone
The Maiden, Mother, Crone (MMC) archetype is taking a beating in many circles of modern witchcraft. Some scholarly witches call out the MMC as perhaps the earliest device of the patriarchy to keep women in their place, primarily by entrapping women in the duties motherhood and then rendering them worthless as they age beyond fertility
SPACE TO EXPLORE
“No one can find his work, what he really wants to put all of himself into, when everything he does he is made to do by others. This kind of searching must be done freely or not at all.”
— John Holt
We all need space — free from demands, deadlines, expectations and judgments — to explore who we are and what life is all about. Free time, with absolutely no agenda, is rich with potential. How can we grow if we have no space and freedom to dream?
“Deny children — or anyone else — the chance to do ‘nothing,’ and we may be denying them the chance to do ‘something’ — to find and do any work that is truly important to themselves or to someone else.”
— John Holt
A Note from the Universe
Are you hearing a lot more “I love yous” lately, or is it just me?
Actually, I wouldn’t have asked if the answer wasn’t so obvious, but it is fun to point it out.
Get it on,
Today’s Recipe: Halloween Cheese Ball Recipes
With a little imagination you can make some delicious, spooky appetizers for your holiday celebration.
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender
Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
October 23, 2019
“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.”
-Helen Keller, 1902
We see what we choose to see. Helen Keller could not physically see with her eyes- and yet she could see with her heart, she could experience wonder. Her life, and the way she chose to live her life, is such an inspiration to us. There is wonder all around us, but do we choose to see it?
Daily Tarot: Justice
You have a great force of will today and it could be easy to push around someone less driven than you. Try to do things right the first time so there’s less “clean-up” tomorrow, when people may be less forgiving or understanding. Do what’s important first, rather than what is easiest or the most fun. You can do that some other time but today it won’t work
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