Cat’s Morning Bits for October 16, 2020 “New Moon Edition”
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.
Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night’s decay
Ushers in a drearier day.
-Emily Bronte (1818-48)
Oct 1: Full Blood Moon at 2:05 pm PST/ 3:05 pm MST/ 5:05 pm EST
Oct 9: Moon 3rd Qtr 5:39 pm PST/ /6:39 pm MST/ 8:39 pm EST
Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day
Oct 16: Super New Moon in Libra at 12:31 pm PST/ 1:31 pm MST/ 3:31 pm EST
Oct 23: Moon 1st Qtr. 6:22 am PST/ 7:22 am MST/ 9:22 am EST
Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins
Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween
Spirit Library: Into the Flow (a message from Kate Spreckley)
This is a time where we are expanding beyond the boundaries of the past. Life is heading in a new and different direction. How this unfolds in our lives is dependant on how open and willing we are to follow our souls urging.
Cafe Astrology: NEW MOON ON OCTOBER 16, 2020 IN LIBRA
The Moon is New in Libra on October 16, 2020, at 3:31 PM EDT. This phase of the Moon occurs at 23 degrees and 53 minutes of Libra. The New Moon in the sign of Libra starts a good cycle in which to commit to personal goals that express the positive energies of the sign of the Scales.
The Wild Hunt: Norse “god-house” found in Norway
Archaeologists from the University Museum of Bergen dated these remains to the late 700s C.E. According to Søren Diinhoff of that Museum, no one had found a god-house in Norway before.
MBG: How The New Moon In Libra Brings Harmony, Love — And A Jolt Of Beauty
On Friday, October 16, 2020 (at 3:31 p.m. EDT), the year’s only new moon in graceful, commitment-focused Libra marks one of the most promising days for harmonizing your relationships.
Astroglorious: Libra New Moon ritual: cultivating beauty and inner peace
The Libra New Moon ritual is here to help us invite more beauty and peace into our lives. It favors all activities that will help us awaken our inner beauty and balance.
Libra New Moon: Set Your Intentions! (Rituals, Herbs, Crystals)
Elephant Journal: New Moon Ritual: Find Soft, Sweet Self-Love for the Coming Month.
Find a quiet and comfortable seat.
Invite the neck and shoulders to rotate for a few breaths, if that feels good.
Shifting anything to settle in more deeply.
Calling your energy back from all the places you spent it this week, month.
Treehugger: Scarlet Macaws Released Into Guatemalan Nature Reserve
After being hand-raised by conservationists, 26 young scarlet macaws were recently released back into the wild into Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve (MBR). Once low-birth weight chicks that likely wouldn’t have survived on their own, the healthy birds flew off into the tropical forest.
EarthSky News: Year’s closest new moon October 16
On October 16, 2020, we have the year’s closest and largest new moon. It’s a prelude to the year’s farthest and smallest full moon – also a Blue Moon, near red Mars – on October 31 (Halloween).
Patheos-Pagan: The Night Journey – A Book To Advance Your Path
A little while ago I posted about the need for experienced Witches and magical practitioners to re-examine those “favorite” books they like to recommend to new folks – especially if they haven’t read them in the last 10 years or more. Part of this is because we tend to have nostaglia for books that meant something to us when we were newbies.
Pagan Playlist: new moon meditation October 2020
This meditation was inspired by an ancient Greek temple and if you hold on to it for at least 13 minutes you’ll hear all the instruments and different sounds playing. Each time this music is repeated it uses other instruments. Can you tell the difference? I feel you’ll love the sounds of the new instruments here.
Inner Journey: FIND PEACE INSIDE
“All spiritual disciplines are done with a view to still the mind. The perfectly still mind is universal spirit.”
— Swami Ramdas
Getting into the habit of meditating, praying and/or resting daily helps us pull back from our preoccupation with the material world. In silence and solitude, we have an opportunity to pay attention to what’s happening inside rather than outside.
When we do this consistently, we learn to relax and to quiet and detach from our mental chatter and our turbulent emotions. As we begin to witness ourselves in personality, we also begin to experience our soul.
“Meditation may require a lifetime to master, but it will have been a lifetime well spent.” If you want to judge your progress, ask yourself these questions: Am I more loving? Is my judgment sounder? Do I have more energy?Can my mind remain calm under provocation? Am I free from the conditioning of anger, fear, and greed? Spiritual awareness reveals itself as eloquently in character development and selfless action as in mystical states.”
— Eknath Easwaran
A Note from the Universe
To clarify, the primary roles of LOVE are not to heal, fix, or mend. Not to soothe, cure, or ease. Not even to refresh, rejuvenate, or restore. Hardly.
The primary roles of LOVE, are to “Yahoo!” “Yeehaa!” and “Whoohooo!”
Get your love on,
Bustle: 6 Dos & Don’ts During October’s New Moon
There is nothing chill about the astrology of 2020. In the continuing theme of cosmic chaos, we’ve got a lot on our lunar plate this month, too. Wedged between the intense double October full moons that begin and end the month is the October 2020 new moon, which rises on Friday, October 16 in the sign of Libra.
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly
Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow
Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus
Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.
October 16, 2020
“Every great study is not only an end in itself, but also a means of creating and sustaining a lofty habit of mind.”
-Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
It seems like we are studying all the time. We have aspirations for spiritual growth, so we soak up all the wisdom that comes our way, and we seek out wisdom as we go. And yes, we learn from all of these sources. And one of the great things that we learn is that the process of study itself is good for us, and makes us more wise ourselves. So we want to do more, and it becomes a good habit!
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
BronxWitch: New Moon in Libra October 2020 | Pick A Card Tarot Reading
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