Cat’s Morning Bits for October 22, 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.
Now by great marshes wrapt in mist,
Or past some river’s mouth,
Throughout the long, still autumn day
Wild birds are flying south.
-Wilfred Campbell (1858-1819)
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 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: Trust in Yourself (a message from Kate Spreckley)
We must remember that the universe always works in perfect balance. When we place ourselves in its natural flow we move into a space of balance. However, before that occurs all that is out of balance within ourselves needs to be addressed. Circumstances in our lives are highlighting any imbalance creating a profound clearing and purging of the old.
Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the Woods – (Slavic Folklore Explained)
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.
The Witch of Wanderlust: Simple Money Bowl Spell || Spellwork
Elephant Journal: A Simple Buddhist Guide to having a Mindful Morning.
Buddhist monks wake up every morning, at approximately 4 a.m. while the stars are still out and the world appears to be peacefully sleeping.
Treehugger: Horses Can Identify and Remember Their Humans
Ask anyone who has loved a horse and they’ll likely agree: The bond between humans and horses rivals that of people and dogs. As Herman Melville once said, “No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses.”
EarthSky News: Bright star Deneb transits at nightfall
Each year – around October 24 – the northernmost star of the Summer Triangle, Deneb, transits or climbs to its highest point in the sky at or near 6:30 p.m. local time (7:30 p.m. local daylight saving time). What does that mean for skywatchers? Only that this noteworthy star – this beloved member of the Summer Triangle – is shifting ever-westward each day in our sky as Earth travels around the sun. Its transit at dusk/nightfall is a hallmark of the year, marking a shift toward winter – or summer – on your half of the globe.
Patheos-Pagan: Irish-American Witchcraft: Fairies and Modern Technology
The subject of fairies and modern technology is an intriguing one, and one that encourages some good discussion and debate, often predicated on the individual’s personal understanding of what fairies are.
Pagan Playlist: Wardruna – Kvitravn (White Raven) – Official video
Inner Journey: WHAT ARE YOU FEELING?
“We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs.”
— Bertrand Russell
Many of the qualities that bring fulfilment in life are feelings, like love, joy, freedom and gratitude.
In our overly rational world, we tend to think about how we feel, which, of course, is not feeling at all — it’s thinking.
Honour your feelings and be willing to experience them. They give us valuable feedback about what is and what is not working in our lives. They are the signposts to meaningful inner work.
“With just a little education and practice on how to manage your emotions, you can move into a new experience of life so rewarding that you will be motivated to keep on managing your emotional nature in order to sustain it. The payoff is delicious in terms of improved quality of life.”
— Doc Childre
A Note from the Universe
Rainbows and butterflies, cattails and dandelions, waterfalls and rainforests, puppy dogs and dragonflies, sea foam and orcas, sunshine and comets, snowflakes and icicles, wildflowers and you…
Did I think of everything, or what?
Crazy, sexy, cool,
Today’s Recipe: 10 Apple Cinnamon Bread Recipes
Apples and cinnamon are two ingredients meant to be married together, offering the ultimate balance of sweet, a little tart, and plenty of spice. There’s no better way to highlight this duo than with a loaf of quick bread.
Magical Correspondences for Thursday
Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success
Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise
Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus
Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.
October 22, 2020
“Good movies make you care, make you believe in possibilities again.”
-Pauline Kael, 1968
Some movies are so big, so fabulous, so rich with story and action and setting and wardrobe. “Gone With the Wind” is like that. Wow. It’s absolutely breathtaking, and a true classic. And some movies are smaller, just a more personal story, that doesn’t need much more than the people involved to get the point across. “Rain Man” is that kind of a movie. In the film, Tom Cruise’s character discovers that he has an autistic brother, played by Dustin Hoffman. The journey, how these two get to know each other, and get to understand themselves, and what is important in life, is just beautiful. It strikes a chord because we all have relationships in our lives from which we can learn about ourselves and our connection to the world.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Pope
Today can be easy if you don’t try to swim upstream. Do what’s expected of you (and what you need to do, anyway) and don’t rebel, at least not outwardly. You’re given plenty of authority to convince people to help you if necessary, and there should be few if any arguments. Be calm, respect authority, and you’ll automatically be given the respect you deserve, plus more. Get a lot done!
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