Cat’s Morning Bits for November 5, 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 hollow winds begin to blow,
The clouds look black, the glass is low;
The soot falls down, the spaniels sleep,
And spiders from their cobwebs peep.
-Dr. Edward Jenner (1749-1823)
Nov 1 All Saints Day
Nov 1 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)
Nov 3 Election Day (USA)
Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST
Nov 11 Veterans Day
Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST
Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali
Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins
Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)
Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST
Spirit Library: Unpredictable Times (a message from Kate Spreckley)
2020 has been an explosive year as the incoming energies have brought extreme pressure to our journey of change and transformation. The shadows are being exposed which is creating irrational fears and more uncertainty and chaos
Wise Woman Herbal: Solomon’s Seal: Adapting to Stress & Achieving Flexibility in Times of Change
by Thea Summer Deer
On a recent field trip to H Mart, an Asian supermarket near Atlanta, Georgia, I drove south from my mountain home in anticipation of new discoveries and old treasures. Having previously lived in San Francisco, I knew the excitement of exploring an Asian grocery store, large or small.
ThoughtCo: Who Is the Egyptian Goddess Isis?
Isis (called “Aset” by the Egyptians), a daughter of Nut and Geb, is known in Ancient Egyptian mythology as a goddess of magic. Wife and sister of Osiris, Isis was originally considered a funerary goddess.
Four Witchy Things I No Longer Buy
Candle Colors: Meanings and Significance | Yeyeo Botanica
Treehugger: The World’s 10 Oldest Living Trees
There are colonies of clonal trees that have lived for tens of thousands of years, but there’s something majestic about a single tree able to stand on its own for millennia.
EarthSky News: Use the Big Dipper to find the Goat Star
Tonight – or any autumn or winter evening – if you can see the Big Dipper, use two of its bowl stars to find the bright golden star Capella in the constellation Auriga the Charioteer. Some of you may already know how to use famous pointer stars on the outside of the bowl to find Polaris, the North Star. And it’s the top two bowl stars that guide you to Capella. We depict both methods on the chart at the top of this post.
Patheos-Pagan: Queen Nanny Magickal Jamaica Tea
Queen Nanny is a legend. In my bestselling book Orishas, Goddesses and Voodoo Queens I write- ” Remembered as both a warrior and a Queen, this woman was a powerful leader, and a force to seriously be reckoned with. There are many differing reports of Nanny’s life
Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Warrior
Inner Journey: MIND CONTROL
“Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.”
— Ray Knight
“Eventually, meditation will make our mind calm, clear, and as concentrated as a laser which we can focus at will. This capacity of one-pointed attention is the essence of genius. When we have this mastery over attention in everything we do, we have a genius for life itself: unshakable security, clear judgment, and deep personal relationships.”
— Eknath Easwaran
“The successful man is the average man, focused.”
— Source Unknown
A Note from the Universe
“Happily-ever-after,” I’m happy to tell you, begins with “happily”… in more ways than one.
So the next time a loved one sets out to find it, maybe have them consider that the trail may turn frosty, if it’s not set out upon happily.
Today’s Recipe: Apple Cider Oatmeal Bread
This quick bread takes only a handful of ingredients to make. Just make sure you use sparkling apple cider, as regular apple cider will not work.
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.
“Ninety percent of our lives is governed by emotion. Our brains merely register and act upon what is telegraphed to them by our bodily experience. Intellect is to emotion as our clothes are to our bodies: we could not very well have civilized life without clothes, but we would be in a poor way if we had only clothes without bodies.”
-Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)
We need both heart and head to function in this world. And we function best when they are working in tandem. There is a reason why we are wired this way, and we figure it out when we try to use one too much without the other.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The High Priestess
From the moment your eyes open, you’ll know that you’re not the one in charge today. That’s fine, too. Intuition is sharp and will not lead you astray, no matter what oddness the world tosses at you. Any challenges or problems will prove to be small ones. Keep a low profile, speak calmly and softly (when appropriate), and glide through a very lucky day
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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