Cat’s Morning Bits for September 21, 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.
O sweet September rain!
I hear it fall upon the garden beds,
Freshening the blossoms which begin to wane.
-Mortimer Collins (1827-76)
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: Self-Care for Sensitive People (a message from Dr. Judith Orloff)
Self-care is essential for all empathic people. When you mindfully and lovingly practice it each day, your sensitivities will flourish.
The self-care practices, perspectives, and meditations I present as daily offerings in Thriving as an Empath will support you in being a compassionate, empowered empath without shouldering the suffering of others or trying to “fix” them.
The Green Witch: Simple Witchcraft | The Magick of the Blackberry
Pioneer Thinking: Preparing for Animal Emergencies – The Fist Aid Kit
Hopefully your pet will never have cause for emergency medical treatment but it is important for all pet owners to be prepared “just in case”. Here are some ways you can be prepared for potential emergency situations.
ThoughtCo: Mabon Craft Projects
Autumn is a wonderful time to get crafty, thanks to the bright colors of the season. Make your own harvest candles, celebratory incense, and autumn God’s Eyes to decorate your home for the coming Sabbat.
MBG: It’s A Big Week In The Stars: Here Are The Most Important Transits
According to the AstroTwins, what the world needs now is love, sweet love. Here’s the weekly horoscope download.
This Tuesday, September 22, the Sun shimmies into rosy, romantic Libra until October 22.
HearthWitch: Faery Magick Misconceptions║Working with the Fae║Witchcraft
Elephant Journal: 10 Libra traits that Make this Star Sign one of a Kind.
I grew up around astrology.
My mother had more astrology books than I had academic books.
The first question she asked anyone she met would always be about their star sign—and people loved it.
Treehugger: We Need to Learn to Love All Kinds of Weather
Arran Stibbe is very worried about the way we talk about the weather. The professor of ecological linguistics at the University of Gloucester, England, is concerned about the fact that heat and sunshine are always celebrated, while rain and clouds are constantly condemned, despite the fact that both are crucial systems for nourishing life on Earth.
EarthSky News: Year’s fastest sunsets around equinoxes
Tonight – at sunset – here’s a natural phenomenon you might never have imagined. That is, the sun actually sets faster around the time of an equinox. The fastest sunsets (and sunrises) occur at or near the equinoxes. And the slowest sunsets (and sunrises) occur at or near the solstices. This is true whether you live in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere.
Patheos-Pagan: Druid in the City: A Moment of Balance
Here in the northern hemisphere, we’re approaching the Autumn Equinox. Down south, my friends in Australia are getting ready for their Spring Equinox. Times of balance, where day and night are the same time all around the world.
Pagan Playlist: Song Of The Sirens
Inner Journey: APPRECIATION
“You can never get to peace and inner security without first acknowledging all of the good things in your life. If you’re forever wanting and longing for more without first appreciating things the way they are, you’ll stay in discord.”
— Doc Childre and Howard Martin
Develop an attitude of gratitude. We discover a sense of wholeness as we appreciate both the small and big things in our lives. And it really helps to remember to appreciate ourselves. Appreciation is more than just acceptance — it’s respect and admiration. Let go of criticism and self-abuse.
“Generally, appreciation means some blend of thankfulness, admiration, approval, and gratitude. In the financial world, something that ‘appreciates’ grows in value. With the power tool of appreciation, you get the benefit of both perspectives: as you learn to be consistently thankful and approving, your life will grow in value.”
— Doc Childre and Howard Martin
A Note from the Universe
Do you think gravity has to work harder to hold an elephant to the ground than an acorn?
It’s the same for “thoughts becoming things.”
Size, really and truly, does not matter.
Tallyho, ho, ho –
Today’s Recipe: How to Make the Best Homemade Chili
Here are the techniques and tips you need to make the perfect bowl of chili, with complex flavors and just the right balance of spicy, sweet, and meaty flavors.
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 21, 2020
“Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no result, one day a light that is in exact proportion to them will flood the room.”
Sometimes our spiritual progress is like a dimmer and brighter control – one of those knobs where we can make the light gradually grow brighter. And sometimes it seems like we’re putting in all of this work and nothing is happening. It can be a little frustrating. But something is happening, we just can’t see it yet. It’s like something going on behind-the-scenes, and when the light finally hits us, it’s so bright we have to wear shades!
Daily Tarot: Justice
You might prefer to do most things on your own today, but that may not be permitted. Find ways to involve others and enlist help, or simply let them do their part. Wait until tonight to decompress in private. It’s important to keep an even temper and not let others manipulate you emotionally. Your feelings are being strongly projected, so treat others with tact and avoid anger
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