Cat’s Morning Bits for November 11, 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.
November, month of mornings, misty-bright
With golden light-
Month when the many-tinted leaf
Lies thick upon the moss below;
While to and fro
The breezes moan, as if in grief.
-Mortimer Collins (1827-76)
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: Embrace Where You Are
Currently the incoming energy is demanding an upgrade and an update within the energetic framework of our world. As a result, new and radical ways of living and being are being birthed that will ultimately have a positive impact on all areas of life
Pioneer Thinking: In Flanders Fields – Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead, short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
~ John McCrae
The Stork Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle – Totem Animal, Power Animal, Magical Crafting
ThoughtCo: 7 Goddesses of Empowerment
Think you’d like to embrace the sacred feminine as part of your spiritual development? Here are seven goddesses from around the globe who embody female strength and empowerment in a number of different ways. See which one resonates with you the most!
MBG: 10 Common Dreams About Other People & What They Might Mean
Wake up from a dream about a fifth-grade classmate…again? According to dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg, the sometimes random people that show up in your dreams often represent situations in your real life that are weighing on your mind.
Top 10 Marine Deities of Greek Mythology – Mythological Curiosities – See U in History
Untrained Housewife: Essential Oils For The Fall And The Winter
Spice oils and citrus oils are some of the best essential oils to use during the fall and the winter, when the weather gets colder and the days get shorter. Together, spice and citrus oils make great blends for essential oil burners.
Elephant Journal: The One Question we should Ask to Connect to Ourselves Every Morning.
If the spirit withers, the body will follow suit.
When I think of this phrase, I always think of the old man who recently lost his wife of 50 years.
Within a few months, he goes from an active elderly man, to a frail wrinkly shell of a person. Soon after, he passes in the hospital bed. The doctor states that he never made it to hospice due to a “failure to thrive.”
Treehugger: Winning Photos Highlight Life and Beauty at Marine Sanctuaries
From photos of gorgeous sunsets to portraits of wildlife above and below the surface, photographers captured an array of stunning images in the 2020 Get Into Your Sanctuary Photo Contest. Held by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, the contest features images from the agency’s sanctuaries.
EarthSky News: Orion the Hunter now easy to view
Tonight, watch for Orion the Hunter – perhaps the easiest to identify of all constellations – rising at mid-evening. It’s around late November and early December that people begin to notice Orion in the evening sky, and to comment on it. Orion will climb over your eastern horizon by around 9 p.m. tonight. You can find this constellation and watch it for months to come
Patheos-Pagan: A Collection of Minor Hexes and Blessings
It seems like the whole world has been particularly heavy and serious of late, so today I bring you a collection of minor hexes and blessings. You are welcome to do with them as you will, be that just reading them for amusement, throwing them off-the-cuff, or incorporating them into spellcraft.
Pagan Playlist: Dark Egyptian Music – Anubis
Inner Journey: LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE
“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.”
— Aldous Huxley
What was your peak experience of this past week? What was your most challenging experience?
Stepping back to review your week can offer many insights. Normally we can’t see the forest for the trees. Now back away and see the whole forest. Review your week. Now write a short summary — whatever comes to mind for you. If action is required, plan how you will accomplish it in the next week.
“Ask the experienced rather than the learned.”
— Arabic proverb
“Experience is that marvellous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.”
— Franklin P. Jones
A Note from the Universe
Do you know what happens when a dream comes true and you feel your joy bubbling over into wide grins and happy dances?
Your energy actually spills over into the oceans of time and reaches into the past where it laps upon the shores of a former here and now, infusing a former unsuspecting self (who is still merrily living their life due to time’s “simultaneousity”) with a flash of inspiration or a burst of intuition and hope for what the future might hold.
Whew… and that, my friend, is the truth about where dreams come from.
Today’s Recipe: Old Fashioned Recipes for Walnut Breads
Walking into the house to the smell of fresh baked bread always brings to mind memories of grandma’s house or coming home hungry after school and knowing mom had been spending time in the kitchen. Following are a couple of old recipes retrieved from my mother’s old tin recipe box.
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
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 Tarot: The Devil
Tastes, smells, and all things tactile may preoccupy you today and distract you from thinking clearly about whatever is in front of you. It could be hard to refrain from unconscious flirting or making comments that are easily taken the wrong way. Be aware of your actions and do what you can to not offend nor attract people whom you’d rather avoid.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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