Cat’s Morning Bits for September 7, 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.
The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts,
All on a summer day:
The Knave of Hearts, he stole those tarts,
And took them quite away!
-Charles Lamb (1775-1834)
Sept 1-2 Full Moon 10:22 pm PST/ 11:22 pm MST/ 1:22 am EST
Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins
Sept 7 Labor Day
Sept 10 3rd Qtr Moon 2:25 am PST/ 3:25 am MST/ 5:25 am EST
Sept 17 New Moon 4:00 am PST/ 5:00 am MST/ 7:00 am EST
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
Spirit Library: Surrender the Old (a message from Kate Spreckley)
Currently we are experiencing a world in flux as timelines continue to shift creating instability in the energetic framework of our lives. As a result, we are experiencing a timeless, no-ordinary reality where true creation begins. This space is inviting us to be in the flow of life and to follow the natural movement of events in our lives
The Green Witch: How a Green Witch Profiles Herbs || My Materia Medica Entries
ThoughtCo: The Pentagram Tarot Spread
The pentagram is a five-pointed star sacred to many people in the Pagan community, and within this magical symbol you’ll find a number of different meanings.
MBG: This Wednesday Is Super Significant In Astrology: Here’s Your Weekly Horoscope
This week, a rare Mars retrograde kicks off in the planet’s home sign of Aries, which could cause some temper tantrums. Here’s the scoop, from the AstroTwins.
On Wednesday, warrior Mars, who’s been barreling forward through its native sign of fierce, fiery Aries since June 27, back flips into its biennial, two-month retrograde.
Pioneer Thinking: Holistic Aromatherapy for Cats
Most any cat owner will tell you their feline friends are capable of conveying emotion. In fact, they may even say they can recognize and distinguish specific emotions their cats display, including love, anger, illness, annoyance and more
Yeyeo Botanica: Salts: Spiritual and Magical Uses
Elephant Journal: Why our Soul Alignment is more Important than our Purpose.
There is a belief system that is running rampant in our society that pressures us to find our purpose.
We’re told that we’re meant to follow this one thing throughout our lives, and that we’re somehow incomplete if we don’t arrive at a life-consuming purpose.
Treehugger: 8 Magnificent Facts About Mongooses
A mongoose is a small, dynamic mammal with a long body and short legs. Mongooses are famous for standing their ground against venomous snakes, both in literature and in real life, but they are also complex creatures with many other interesting quirks.
EarthSky News: Moon, Aldebaran, Pleiades late night September 7 to 9
Late at night on September 7, 8 and 9, 2020, watch as the waning gibbous moon sweeps in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull. You’ll be looking around midnight, or afterwards. The bright moon might make it tough to see the starlit figure of the Bull on these nights. But you should be able to make out Aldebaran, Taurus’ brightest star, as well as the tiny, misty, dipper-shaped Pleiades star cluster.
Patheos-Pagan: Replacing Chakras: Using Five Energy Centers In My Practice
Not long ago, I wrote a post stating there are common practices I’m rethinking. Chakras are chief among them. Why? Taking a deeper look into their origin within Hinduism, other religions that have their own version, and how they have been re-interpreted for Western use, I cannot use the Chakra system in good conscience.
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Inner Journey: VALUE JUST BEING
“To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.”
— Samuel Butler
Many of us have been taught to believe that we are valued for what we do, not just for who we are. ‘Doing’ is important, but to keep life in balance, we also need time to just ‘be.’
Henry David Thoreau expressed this so well in Walden Pond:
“There were times when I could not afford to sacrifice the bloom of the present moment to any work, whether of the head or hand.
“Sometimes, on a summer morning, I sat in my sunny doorway from sunrise till noon, rapt in a revery, amidst the pines and hickories and sumacs, in undisturbed solitude and stillness, while the birds sang around or flitted noiseless through the house, until by the sun falling in at my west window, or the noise of some traveller’s wagon on the distant highway, I was reminded of the lapse of time.
“I grew in those seasons like corn in the night, and they were far better than any work of the hands would have been.”
A Note from the Universe
When given the choice think about smiles rather than frowns, laughter rather than crying, health rather than sickness, gains rather than losses, and income rather than expenses, because, after all, your followers are anxious to know how tomorrow’s going to turn out.
Like, wink, share –
Today’s Recipe: Creamy Instant Pot® Bacon Macaroni and Cheese
“Macaroni and cheese is so easy to cook in the pressure cooker that you won’t want to make the boxed stuff again! This creamy recipe is a delicious basic pressure cooker mac and cheese with bacon. Feel free to use it as a starting point for a customized mac and cheese using different cheeses and add-ins.”
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
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Star Sign: Cancer
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.
September 7, 2020
“Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.”
-Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, 1992
What is real? What is illusion? These are two of the biggest questions we’re faced with in this lifetime. Especially today, when we have TV and “reality TV” – who is real and who is putting on a show? But one thing we know is that there are indeed illusions, and it’s just a matter of each one of us figuring out for ourselves what is real, what is important, what is ever-lasting.
Daily Tarot: The Star
No matter what is on the schedule, you may need to step out and start something else new and exciting. Your regular duties and usual work won’t be neglected. You’ll just realize that there are other wonderful things that you do not want to postpone nor neglect any longer. This kind of dynamic spirit makes the day go fast and makes everything easier. Have a great day!
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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