Cat’s Morning Bits for October 4, 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.
“I saw old Autumn in the misty morn
Stand, shadowless like Silence, listening
- Thomas Hood
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
Spirit Library: New Month, New Energies
As we continue to travel inward, we are urged to observe how we can transform our experiences into wisdom and awareness so that we can move forward with a new perspective
The Magick of My Homeland
Pagan Library: Calls to the Nine Muses
Oh Zeus, he who lay with Mnemosyne for nine days
who gave birth to the Nine Muses
at Pieria, the foot of Mount Olympus
We ask you to let the Nine Muses bestow upon us
all their divine knowledge of the Arts and Sciences
and to let us know their companions
Who are the Charities, the Horae, Eros, Dionysus, Apollo,
ThoughtCo: Setting Up Your Samhain Altar
Samhain is the time of year when many members of the Pagan community celebrate the cycle of life and death. This Sabbat is about the end of the harvest, the calling of the spirits, and the changing aspects of the god and goddess. Try some or even all of these ideas—obviously, space may be a limiting factor for some, but use what calls to you most.
Journey Into Dreams:JEWELRY DREAM MEANING AND SYMBOLISM
Dreaming about jewelry can give us valuable insight into how we express ourselves to others and how we see ourselves. So let’s explore the different kinds of jewelry you might experience in your dream and what it means to dream about jewelry.
MBG: Your Weekly Horoscope Is In: This Is The Major Message Written In The Stars
This week’s astrology forecast calls for us to work together and find common ground. Here, the AstroTwins break down what they’re seeing in the stars.
Life is a balancing act this Wednesday, October 6, as 2021’s only new moon in Libra reminds us to weigh both sides of, well, everything.
Daily Magick Snippets
Yarrow: A bouquet of yarrow given to a bride was thought to ensure a happy marriage. Another magic custom says that if you carry a sprig of yarrow no one can cast a spell on you.
Monsters of Greek Mythology | Typhon & Echidna’s Spawn
Elephant Journal: 8 Amazing Facts you didn’t Know about Meditation.
Meditation has been around for centuries, but it’s only recently that Western society has started to take it seriously.
From the Buddha to Einstein, the world’s most prominent thinkers have espoused the benefits of meditation and helped to bring it to the Western world.
Treehugger: When People Moved Less, Birds Moved More
Like so many other wildlife species, most birds became more active during the pandemic as people moved about less.
EarthSky News: Watch For Taurid Meteors Throughout October
Yes, the 2021 Perseids were grand. But now it’s meteor season, again! There are several good showers between now and the end of the year. And, sometimes, you’ll find conflicting information about the peak dates for meteor showers, especially when it’s a shower with no definite peak.
Patheos-Pagan: Stop Me Before I Stop Myself: Notes on Binding Spells
A lot of Witches have a specialty – something they excel at above everything else. Sometimes it’s herbalism, or astrology, or occult business management;
Pagan Playlist: Karliene – Cathy – Inspired by Wuthering Heights
THEN AND NOW
“Time is not a line, but a series of now points.”
— Taisen Deshimaru
We understand time as a continuum. Our memories link the moments of the past and our imaginations draw on the patterns of our memories to project the future.
If we leave the movies of the mind behind, time can only be experienced now — moment by precious moment. Open in awareness to what is happening right now. Appreciate all that is. Immerse yourself in the joy and wonder of every now and life will be a gift.
“The responsibility for both present and future is in our own hands. If we live right today, then tomorrow has to be right.”
— Eknath Easwaran
A Note from the Universe
When you get to a place where you’re seeing the positive in others more than the negative, it means you’re doing the same for yourself.
You amazing, wondrous vessel of spontaneity, creativity, beauty & strength –
Today’s Recipe: Slow Cooker Chai
Easy version of chai tea, using whole spices and sweetened condensed milk. To vary the flavor, try adding a bit of star anise, fennel, allspice, vanilla bean, or nutmeg. For a sweeter tea, stir in a bit of brown sugar.
Magical Correspondences for Monday
Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Star Sign: Cancer
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood
Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth
Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.
October 4, 2021
“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.”
The word insight itself, “in-sight,” explains its meaning. It is looking within, and seeing what is there. Our strength, confidence, wisdom, creativity, beauty, power – all of it – comes from within. We carry it with us. When we are aware of its presence we can more easily bring it forward.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Moon
You may be dwelling on your weakness or discomfort, and those things may be real enough, but take heart and know that these things are also temporary and are not going to last much longer. You underestimate or overlook your great powers of recovery and self-healing. You have too much love of life to be kept down for long. Give yourself a break and relax a bit
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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