Cat’s Morning Bits for October 1, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 1, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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October Quotes

“The sweet calm sunshine of October, now
Warms the low spot; upon its grassy mold
The purple oak-leaf falls; the birchen bough
drops its bright spoil like arrow-heads of gold.”

  • William Cullen Bryant

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Into Healing & Wisdom
Kate Spreckley

As we move through this time of planetary change we are discovering how to transform and transmute our suffering into healing and wisdom. As a result, both our wounding and our suffering is being highlighted increasing our awareness of that which needs to be healed and released.

Read more….

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October Plan With Me – Halloween themed stickers, planning a Samhain celebration – Magical Crafting

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October Birthstone : Opal

Birthstone Color: Multi-colored

October’s birthstone treats the eye to an explosion of shimmering colors, not unlike those of a magnificent rainbow following a summer rain. The Opal derives its name from the Latin word “opalus,” meaning precious jewel. Prized for its unique ability to refract and reflect specific wavelengths of light, the Opal was called “Cupid Paederos” by the Romans, meaning a child beautiful as love. One legendary explanation for this gemstone’s origin is that it fell from heaven in a flash of fiery lightning.

aboutbirthstones.com

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ThoughtCo: The History of the Pagan Samhain Sabbat

Most folks know Samhain as Halloween, but for many modern Pagans, Samhain is considered a Sabbat to honor the ancestors who came before us, marking the dark time of the year. It’s an excellent time to contact the spirit world with a seance because it’s the time when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest.

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams: ACORN DREAM MEANING

Dreaming about acorns or seeing acorns in your dream can symbolize abundance, growth, and wisdom.

Read more….

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Flowers For October

Marigold / Calendula
Sacred affection is shown with the marigold.

A myth describing which seems to be creation of the marigold is mentioned in the story of Clytie and Apollo.

The marigolds, genus Calendula L., are a genus of about 20 species of annual or perennial herbaceous plants in the daisy family Asteraceae, native to Mexico and Central America, the Mediterranean region and Macaronesia.

The leaves of this plant are 5-18 cm long, simple, and usually roughly hairy. The flower heads range from pale yellow to deep orange, and are 3-7 cm across, with both ray florets and disc florets. The petals of the Pot Marigold are spicy and are edible, added to dishes as a garnish.

Cosmos
Cosmos flowers symbolize peace, modesty, creation, and wholeness.

Cosmos is a genus of about twenty species of annual and perennial plants of the Asteraceae family, including the garden flowers Cosmos bipinnatus (also known as “Mexican Aster”),Cosmos atrosanguineus (“Chocolate Cosmos”) and Cosmos sulphureus (“Yellow Cosmos”).

They are native to scrub and meadow areas of the southern United States and Central America. Cosmos flowers have radiate flower heads of variously colored flowers and opposite pinnate leaves widely cultivated as garden annuals. These flowers are very fragrant, chocolate cosmos even smell like chocolate.

(originally found at birthflower.com)

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“To all the ancient ones from their houses, the Old Ones from above and below. In this time the Gods of the Earth touch our feet, bare upon the ground. Spirits of the Air whisper in our hair and chill our bodies, and from the dark portions watch and wait the Faery Folk that they may join the circle and leave their track upon the ground. It is the time of the waning year. Winter is upon us. The corn is golden in the winnow heaps. Rains will soon wash sleep into the life-bringing Earth. We are not without fear, we are not without sorrow…Before us are all the signs of Death: the ear of corn is no more green and life is not in it. The Earth is cold and no more will grasses spring jubilant. The Sun but glances upon his sister, the earth….. It is so….Even now….But here also are the signs of life, the eternal promise given to our people. In the death of the corn there is the seed–which is both food for the season of Death and the Beacon which will signal green-growing time and life returning.In the cold of the Earth there is but sleep wherein She will awaken refreshed and renewed, her journey into the Dark Lands ended. And where the Sun journeys he gains new vigor and potency; that in the spring, his blessings shall come ever young!”

  • Two Samhain Rituals, Compost Coveners, 1980
  • gardnersdigest.com

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Elephant Journal: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself during 2021’s Final Mercury Retrograde. {Sept 27-Oct 18}

For some reason, I do all the wrong things during Mercury Retrogrades. I sell or buy houses, launch programs, sign contracts…always with a bit of a wry grin, daring Mercury to slip me up. Perhaps you should not try this! I’ve managed to get through fairly well, but probably because I have mad organization and detail skills. However, Mercury gets me on the techy end of things…usually in the middle of a client call. It’s a game we play. We shall see how this one goes.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Moments of Zen and More Striking Images Win Nature Photo Awards

It’s either a moment of happiness or mere calm resignation as a western lowland gorilla steps through a swarm of butterflies at the Dzanga Sangha Special Dense Forest Reserve in the Central African Republic.

Read more….

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The Night Sky in October is Scary Fun!

This October, amateur astronomers will delight in fabulous views of Mercury and Venus, along with a pair of meteor showers.
Throughout the month, skygazers will see Venus soon after sunset, shining in the western sky.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: 31 More Things To Do Between Now and Samhain
LISA WAGONER

Last year, I wrote a blog post on 31 Things To Do Between Now and Samhain, and it proved to be such a popular and commented upon blog, that I figured I would do a sequel this year!

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Fantasy Music – Lumina

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Inner Journey:

DAILY FORGIVENESS

“As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind.”
— Isabelle Holland

We cannot avoid daily resentment and thoughts of guilt. They are a part of human nature. What we can do is release their grip on us. We can forgive others and ourselves daily.

Forgiveness requires nothing in return. There are no conditions. It gets rid of old baggage and clears up unfinished business. It leads us to a life of authenticity, lightness and directness. Forgiveness is the highest form of letting go of resentment and ego.

True forgiveness is more than an apology, understanding and acceptance. There is an element of recreating and re-imagining. There is a need to envision ourselves as more loving, interdependent, courageous and compassionate. Forgiveness requires honouring the sacred journey of learning about life – our life and others’.

“Whatever we have done, we can always make amends for it without ever looking back in guilt or sorrow.”
— Eknath Easwaran

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Life is a chance to do things your way not the cheapest way, not the most popular way, and not how others think you should.

And a very, very, very precious chance, at that.

Got chills?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 12 Easy Sheet Pan Dinners for Fall

For many of us, fall means the return of routine, cooler temperatures, and harvesting the last of summer’s bounty. It’s also the time of year when ingredients like squash, potatoes, and root vegetables are at their very finest.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for October

(Up to the 26th)
Nature spirits: Frost Faeries & Plant Faeries
Herbs: Pennyroyal; Thyme; Catnip; Uva Ursi; Angelica & Burdock
Colours: Dark Blue-Green
Flowers: Calendula; Marigold & Cosmos
Scents: Strawberry; Apple Blossom & Cherry
Stones: Opal; Tourmaline; Beryl & Turquoise
Trees: Yew; Cypress & Acacia
Animals: Stag; Jackal; Elephant; Ram & Scorpion
Birds: Heron; Crow & Robin
Deities: Ishtar; Astarte; Demeter; Kore; Lakshimi; The Horned God; Belili & Hathor
Power Flow: Inner Cleansing; Karma & Reincarnation; Justice & Balance and Inner Harmony

Oct 27-Nov 1
Nature Spirits: Banshees and other between world messengers
Herbs: Ginger; Hop; Wormwood; Hyssop; Patchouli; Mugwort; Nutmeg & Star Anise
Colours: Black; White & Purple
Flowers: White Lily; Dahlia & Chrysanthemum
Scents: Rosemary; Dragons blood; Liliac; Pine & Wisteria
Stones: Obsidian; Onyx & Apache Tear
Trees: Pine; Cypress; Yew & Elder
Animals: Bat; Wolf; Sow; Dog & Snake
Birds: Owl; Raven & Falcon
Deities: Cybele; Circe; Hel; Nephthys; Cerridwen; The Horned God; Caillech; Freja & Holda
Power Flow: Release; Remembering; Communion with the Dead; Prophecy; Releasing old negative emotions and memories

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Daily Wisdom
October 2021

Perseverance
“Learn to self-conquest, persevere thus for a time, and you will perceive very clearly the advantage which you gain from it.”

-Teresa of Avila


Self-control, self-determination, self-esteem. When it all boils down to it, our motivation to persevere must be intrinsic. It can’t come from anything outside of us, it must come from within. When this happens we recognize our strengths, we recognize our potential

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

You don’t always have this much energy, motivation, and vitality. Make the most of today, do a good job with whatever is normally on your plate, and then tackle something that touches your heart and makes your spirit sing. Be healthy and happy, and encourage everyone around you simply by setting an example. Enjoy every minute and make them all count!

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

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The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

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