Cat’s Morning Bits for September 16, 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.
“Autumn arrives, array’d in splendid mein;
Vines, cluster’d full, add to the beauteous scene,
And fruit-trees cloth’d profusely laden, nod,
Complaint bowing to the fertile sod.”
- Farmer’s Almanac, 1818
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: Inner Contemplation (a message from Kate Spreckley)
The incoming energies are intensifying in preparation for next week’s Full Moon and Equinox. For many this preparation entails a profound release of old emotions and a significant physical purge of that which is no longer needed. With this release deep inner shifts, realignments and adjustments will occur inviting a better understanding of ourselves and our purpose at this time
My Seasonal Altar: Autumn ~ Mabon 2021
Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF BLUE JAYS: POWERFUL SYMBOLISM
Blue jays are beautiful birds. They’re striking, with their brilliant blue feathers and the way they fan out when they fly.
ThoughtCo: Ten Ways to Celebrate Mabon
Mabon is the time of the autumn equinox, and the harvest is winding down. The fields are nearly bare, because the crops have been stored for the coming winter.
Journey Into Dreams: ICE SKATING DREAM MEANING AND SYMBOLISM
Dreaming about ice skating can show us how easily we glide through life. It can be a symbol of how we deal with difficult emotions and situations.
MBG: You’re Not Alone If You’ve Been Feeling Off — Astrologers Say It’s All In The Stars
It’s been an equally intense yet slow-moving past few months, with many of us feeling a bit…off. But there’s a reason, according to the stars.
Daily Magick Snippets: Altar Tools
The cauldron is the vessel where magical transformation happens. It should be made of metal and have 3 legs. Offerings can burned in the cauldron, and it can be used for scrying. In many rituals it is the focal point. You can buy these, but you may have to hunt for them. Associated with the Goddess.
My Ideal Witchy Morning Routine
Elephant Journal: Bird Witcher: The Symbolism of 4 Birds who Inspire us to Fly Higher.
People bird-watch as a joyful hobby—to connect with nature, listen to the variety of a bird’s song, and observe their patterns and colors.
People who bird-watch are referred to as bird-watchers or twitchers. When I watch for birds, I refer to myself as a twitcher minus the “t,” a witcher (bird witch)!
Treehugger: Bat Species Faces Serious Threats from Wind Farms
North America’s hoary bats could be spiraling toward a massive decline unless efforts are made to reduce fatalities at wind farms, a new study reports.
EarthSky News: Harvest Moon 2021: All You Need To Know
Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we call the full moon closest to the autumn equinox the Harvest Moon. In 2021, the Northern Hemisphere autumn equinox comes on September 22. The full moon falls less than two days earlier, on September 20. Thus, for the Northern Hemisphere, this upcoming full moon – the full moon closest to our autumn equinox – is our Harvest Moon.
Patheos-Pagan: Transition From Summer to Autumn. Time to Celebrate!
The transition from Summer to Autumn is a happy time for me. Watching the trees change colors from green to red to brown to orange.
Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Legend
TAKE TIME TO BE STILL
“Work is not always required … there is such a thing as sacred idleness, the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.”
— George MacDonald
When was the last time you did absolutely nothing?
Our world is so addicted to productivity that we feel guilty if we’re not doing something. But taking time daily to be still and inactive opens us to the spacious present. It nurtures and restores balance. Give yourself a regular gift of inactivity.
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.”
— Sir J. Lubbock
A Note from the Universe
There’s always another way.
Today’s Recipe: Corn Rings
I love corn on the cob, but this fun little twist might be my new favorite way to make it.
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.
September 16, 2021
“Learn to depend on yourself by doing things in accordance with your own way of thinking.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote several essays on “Self-Reliance” and this quote summarizes one of his themes: when we are true to our own beliefs, our own way of thinking, then we can depend on ourselves, we are self-reliant. We owe that to ourselves, we deserve it from ourselves.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Magician
You have your A game going today, but don”t let it go to your head. As the Magician, you”re at your most capable. If someone tries to spring a surprise request on you, you”ll probably see it coming. Be low-key, don”t build expectations, and then excel. So long as your ego doesn”t exceed good sense, you”ll be able to accomplish just about anything!
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