Cat’s Morning Bits for September 8, 2021
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.
“But now in September the garden has cooled, and with it my possessiveness. The sun warms my back instead of beating on my head … The harvest has dwindled, and I have grown apart from the intense midsummer relationship that brought it on.”
- Robert Finch
September Events 2021
Sept. 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins (Sept 2- 29)
Sept. 6 Labor Day/ New Moon at 5:51 pm PST/ 6:51 pm MST/ 8:51 pm EST
Sept. 20 Full Harvest Moon at 4:54 pm PST/ 5:54 pm MST/ 7:54 pm EST
Sept. 22 Mabon/ Fall Equinox/ Sun enters Libra
Sept 27 Mercury Retrograde 9Sept. 72- Oct. 18)
Sept. 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins (Sept. 30- Oct
Spirit Library: Virgo ~ Energy of the Month ~ Healing + Unity Within
Virgo gives everyone a chance to “process, sort & sift” all that has come up in the last nine months. There is a line in the book, Little Soul & the Sun by Neale Donald Walsh, that says, “Now that I know WHO I AM, I want to BE it!” And I must suggest that in order for you to “BE” all that you discovered about your essential nature (in Leo) and what nourishes and supports you on the deepest levels (in Cancer), Virgo is the energy that extracts the BEST of YOU and helps you heal and/or release all that is no longer relevant or useful – within and around you
How To Celebrate Mabon, Autumn Equinox Ritual Ideas, Witchcraft Wicca, Mabon Altar, Magical Crafting
Spiritual Unite: MOUSE SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – SO MIGHTY
If you have the mouse spirit animal, you have the unique symbolism of the mouse as a way to help guide you.
Spirituality & Health: Goddess Rising: Awakening the Divine Feminine by Bianca Alexander
Today’s modern society can best be described as a paradox: On the one hand, our culture seems to be quickly evolving into a luminous golden age of consciousness we’ve never before witnessed. People are coming together in refreshing ways to nurture the planet, create sustainable communities, and work for social change.
Journey Into Dreams: PENCIL DREAM MEANING AND SYMBOLISM
A dream about a pencil can symbolize our need for creativity in our life. It can represent how we express ourselves to others as well as show us how we are trying to draw more meaning from our lives.
MBG: Everything You Should Know If You Pull The Queen Of Cups In A Tarot Reading
Whether you’re looking for insight into your past or future or guidance in the present, a tarot reading is a good place to start. Of all 78 cards in your traditional tarot deck, none is more motherly than the Queen of Cups. Here’s what to know the next time you pull this regal card.
Daily Magick Snippets
Magical Names from Stones
Amber: (all shades of yellow, gold and golden brown)
This is not really a stone but petrified tree sap, at one time it was considered extremely valuable and prices of amber today still reflect it’s value.
The name Amber suggests a person who is soft yet durable. This person has a strong connection to trees and to ancient life. Amber brings patience and tolerance, and is for the well-grounded and rooted person.
Today’s DIY: Candle Wax On Paper🕯💌🪔What You Need To Know?! Pick a Candle Reading
Elephant Journal: How I Discovered I am an Atheist Witch.
I feel strange writing this out loud, because I haven’t yet admitted it to anyone.
So, Elephant Journal, you’re who I’m choosing to “out” myself to—or, what the witches call, “coming out of the broom closet.”
Treehugger: Baby Shark Born in Tank with No Males
Researchers believe the shark is likely a clone of its mother.
A baby smooth-hound shark was born in a tank that only had females, according to the director of an Italian aquarium.
EarthSky News: Moon And Venus After Sunset September 8 To 11
Moon and Venus, plus Antares
A crescent moon and Venus are low in the west after sunset on September 8 to 11, 2021. The moon is near our line of sight to the sun, setting soon after the sun, on September 8. But then, day by day, the waxing crescent appears higher in the west and is easier to see.
Patheos-Pagan: The Autumn Awakening ~ Returning to Center
Sometime during the summer, I go a little dormant. The high heat and humidity where I live in the mid-Atlantic weighs heavily on me. I begin to drift, to slip into the doldrums. I tend to slide out of my patterns of practice and choose checking out rather than dialing in.
Pagan Playlist: LISA THIEL – Invocation of the Graces (1997)
REDISCOVER YOUR SENSE OF SMELL
“Smell is a potent wizard that transports us across thousands of miles and all the years we have lived.”
— Helen Keller
Many of us are so wrapped up in our thinking and activity that we have lost touch with our senses. Sensing brings us fully into the moment. Only when we are aware and conscious can we receive the gifts of experience our senses continually bring us.
Today, set an intention to be aware of smells. Focus on your nose and awaken to its sensitivity. As you smell more consciously, let go of your judgment of the aromas. Don’t label them good or bad; simply experience them for their individual qualities. Also note when smells revive old memories.
“When you start using senses you’ve neglected, your reward is to see the world with completely fresh eyes.”
— Barbara Sher
A Note from the Universe
Big “BUT” Alert:
Don’t let your buts be bigger than your dreams.
Today’s Recipe: Apple Butter Snickerdoodles
These snickerdoodle cookies have a hint of apple butter for a different take on the classic favorite.
Magical Correspondences for Tuesday
Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr
Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.
September 8, 2021
“The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and if we observe, we shall find, that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them.”
-Socrates (469-399 B.C.)
The most important aspect of being honest is being honest with ourselves. This involves self-trust, and self-knowledge. It is important to learn who we are, and to express who we are freely. No masks, no illusions
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Magician
You have a magic touch today. The right word or action at the right time can instantly turn things around and morph a challenge into an easy opportunity. This is not something to take for granted or to exploit, though. Use your power with a very light touch, if at all. It’s possible that a mere thought or unspoken intention could have influence.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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