Cat’s Morning Bits for September 9, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 9, 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


The asters twinkle in clusters bright,
While the corn grows ripe and the apples mellow.
-Celia Thaxter (1835-94)


September’s Events:

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: Soul Connection (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Humanity, as a whole, seems to have lost themselves in creating superficially secure, economic environment which has replaced the spiritual one we experienced many hundreds of years ago. The questions of why we are here and what we are here to do have been pushed aside and repressed enabling the establishment of a more comfortable style of survival.

Read more……


ThoughtCo: The Magical Energy of Apples

Apples are found in the mythology and legends of many cultures around the world. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, since apples have been around for a very long time—petrified apple fragments dating back as far as five thousand years ago have been discovered!

Read more….


MBG: A Rare Mars Retrograde Starts Today—Here’s How To Deal With It

In case you didn’t know, Mercury isn’t the only planet that can go retrograde, and we’ve got a rare retrograde coming this month.

Beginning on September 9th until November 15th, Mars—which rules anger and action, among other things—will go retrograde.

Read more……


Today’s DIY: Harvesting Chamomile and Peppermint for Making Tea


Elephant Journal: Quietly, it Listens. {Poem}

It is a marvel.
It is ever-changing.

It is always supporting.

It is transient



Treehugger: How to Identify a Tree by Its Bark

Glance at a tree and you no doubt first look at its leaves. There are all sorts of interesting shapes and sizes, and often people will learn to recognize a species based on its leaf fingerprint. Other times, you can recognize a tree by its flowers.



EarthSky News: Every visible star is within Milky Way

The image at top, showing a campfire under the Milky Way, is by Ben Coffman Photography in Oregon. He wrote:

These good folks – co-workers from one of the resorts on Mt. Hood, if I remember correctly – let me take their photo on the beach near Cape Kiwanda [a state natural area near in Pacific City, Oregon]. They looked like they were having fun.

Read more……


Patheos-Pagan: An Introduction to the Craft of Blessing Magic

I think most people can agree that blessings are a wonderful thing.  They are an integral part of most ritual structures.  We talk about them frequently in regard to devotional work, and when giving thanks at sabbats and esbats.

Read more….


Pagan Playlist: Kulning – How to call a wild swan with traditional Swedish singing.


Inner Journey:


“The meaning of life is to give life meaning.”
— Ken Hudgins

When we own our lives, we accept what we’ve inherited and the experiences we hold in our memories. We also claim our right to create new conditions if we’re not happy with what’s come before. We assume responsibility for changing what does not suit us. We acknowledge our own special talents and skills, and truly comprehend our right to enjoy the journey. In short, we embrace the meaning and purpose, the mystery and the beauty of our lives.

Do you feel that you own your life at the moment?

“I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I’ve written for myself… and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.”
— Shirley MacLaine

“Life is too short to be little.”
— Benjamin Disraeli

“Every man dies, but not every man lives….”
— Garth Brooks


A Note from the Universe

In a slightly different world, if dogs believed in “soul mates” when it came to choosing their owners, can you imagine how lonesome most would be?

Oh, there’s definitely room for “picky,” but there’s also room for “surprise me.”

Surprise me,
The Universe

Cat, I was alone most of my life, until I learned this…

Manifesting LOVE is like manifesting anything else, let me show you how.

Thoughts become things… choose the good ones! ®
To reprint, credit and attribution to ©
“Cute Dachshund ISO cool human (like Cat Bolotin) with nice house near Colorado. Must be mind-reader, watch Animal Planet, and listen to Dr. Dre. No pic, no reply.”

A new book with over 600 Notes + a virtual READING party, Cat! Join me!
Spiritual Tune-Ups ❤️ Weekend Notes

The Universe


Today’s Recipe: Cauliflower Sheep

There’s more than one way to get creative in the kitchen! Make cute little sheep from cauliflower florets. All you need are black olives, fresh cauliflower florets, raisins, dry black-eyed peas, and toothpicks. Olives and black-eyed peas become the heads and eyes. The legs are raisins. Don’t play with your food? Well, not this time. So much fun.



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.


Daily Wisdom
September 9, 2020

“Our greatest illusion is to believe that we are what we think ourselves to be.”

-Henry Amiel (1821-1881)

Who do we think we are? We go around acting like human do-ings, with families, jobs, cars, mortgages. But is this our reality, or is it an illusion, a play? There’s an ancient Indian saying that explains that we are actually spiritual beings having a human experience. Let’s think of ourselves from that perspective, and see how things change for us

-Lissa Coffey


Daily Tarot: Justice

A past wrong against you might be set right today. It’s important that you give others a fair chance and don’t automatically discount what they have to say or offer. You don’t need to satisfy everyone but you do need to make the effort to let them have their say and their moment to contribute. Be confident and don’t feel threatened by anything.


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