Cat’s Morning Bits for October 18, 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.
“How innocent were these Trees, that in
Mist-green May, blown by a prospering breeze,
Stood garlanded and gay;
Who now in sundown glow
Of serious color clad confront me with their show
As though resigned and sad,
Trees, who unwhispering stand umber, bronze, gold;
Pavilioning the land for one grown tired and old;
Elm, chestnut, aspen and pine, I am merged in you,
Who tell once more in tones of time,
Your foliaged farewell.”
- Siegfried Sassoon, October Trees
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: Inner Contemplation
This has been a year of powerful and intense energy which has significantly enhanced our awareness and expanded our consciousness. Many profound changes and transformations have occurred as most of what we previously perceived as reality has come up for revision
Powerful Eggshell Powder/Cascarilla! Amazing! | Yeyeo Botanica
Spiritual Unite: WHY STARSEEDS HAVE A DOUBLE MISSION?
Are you a starseed soul who feels you have a special mission on Earth?
Starseeds often feel intended to help humanity in some way.
ThoughtCo: Samhain is Not a God
Where did this myth come from, anyway?
Every year, usually starting around September, people start making noises about “Samhain, the Celtic god of death,” despite the fact that Samhain is not a death deity at all, but the name of a Pagan holiday that coincides with Halloween and is a great time of year to stock up on candy corn
Journey Into Dreams: Horse Dream Meaning & Spirit Animal
Did you have a dream about a horse and wondering what it means? If you had a dream about horses, it can mean a number of different things. The interpretation of these dream will mostly depend on how the horse appeared in your dream and your own personal associations with horses.
MBG: Take Some Risks (& Watch Your Temper) This Week
With Mercury and Jupiter going direct this Monday, the full moon in Aries arriving Wednesday, and Scorpio season beginning Saturday—buckle up for a week of astrological intensity.
Daily Magick Snippets
The White Handled Knife or Bolline is a utility knife. It is used to cut cords (cord magic) herbs and flowers or inscribe symbols onto candles. The light colored handle distinguishes it from the Athame.
Today’s DIY: ACTUALLY AESTHETIC DIY HALLOWEEN DECOR + DECORATE W/ ME | Crescent Moon Wreath + Tint Amber Glass
Pioneer Thinking: Cattail Plants-The Supermarket of The Swamp
You may have noticed the cattail plant along the roadways near marshes and swamps. But, did you know that cattails are probably one of the most important wild plant foods around and definitely worth knowing about?
Treehugger: Biscayne National Park: 10 Facts About This Natural Treasure Trove
A living coral reef, shipwrecks, mangroves, 600 species of fish, and more.
Arriving at Biscayne National Park, with its vast mangrove forests and peaceful waters, it’s hard to believe that the still scenery is so close to bustling Miami.
EarthSky News: Deneb Kaitos Marks The Tail Of Cetus
Deneb Kaitos: Whale’s tail
Deneb Kaitos is the brightest star in the constellation Cetus the Whale (or Sea-Monster). In star names, the word deneb usually means tail. And so it is with this star. It marks the tail of Cetus
Spirituality & Health: How to Meet Your Spirit Guide BY DIANA COLE
As a powerful energy dedicated to watching over you, your spirit guide and may or may not be someone you knew in life. Visit these steps for connecting.
Pagan Playlist: The Circle/ Blackmore’s Night
PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT
“…conflict is the primary engine of creativity and innovation. People don’t learn by staring into a mirror; people learn by encountering difference.”
— Ronald Heifetz
In his book, ‘Men, Women and Relationships,’ John Gray says, “People are different. Recognizing this fundamental truth is essential for creating positive and loving relationships. In practice, however, … we demand that the people in our lives feel, think,and behave as we would. And when they react differently we make them wrong or invalidate them; we try to fix them when they really need understanding and nurturing; we try to improve them when instead they need acceptance, appreciation and trust.”
We each bring different gifts to this world. We each have different work to do. Our lives are enriched when we can celebrate these differences rather than resent, resist and reject them. As we get more secure in who we are, we get more compassionate towardothers.
“Homogeneity makes for healthy milk but anemic friendships. We need relationships that cross culturally imposed lines to enlarge our hearts and expand our vistas.”
— Dan Schmidt
A Note from the Universe
You can have what you want if you brave what you fear and do what you can.
Today’s Recipe: Warming Homestyle Apple Crumble for Crisp Autumn Days.
Autumn and apples are a gift of nature’s matchmaking.
Is there anything better than a fresh, crisp, juicy apple in Autumn? My first bite each year when I meet up with my local apple seller at the farmer’s market always marks the true start of the season. Leaves can be falling, turning colors, and the weather can be shifting to cooler temperatures but it’s not truly Autumn until I’ve sampled the goods
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 18, 2021
“Old Earth, worn by the ages, wracked by rain and storm, exhausted yet ever ready to produce what life must have to go on!”
-Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970)
Earth is the ground under our feet, our base, our stability. The earth is solid, reliable, sound. And it is also forgiving, and loving. We can do our part by loving the earth back, and treating it with the care and kind attention that it deserves
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Empress
Everything you touch or talk about today is going to get bigger, so be careful with your words and actions. While today will be easygoing and agreeable, a few days from now something you set in motion today may come back in a bigger form. Watch out for exaggeration, even about good things. Go light on the flattery, and even sincere compliments, since it all may become grander than you intend.
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