Cat’s Morning Bits for October 19, 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.
“October’s the month
When the smallest breeze
Gives us a shower
Of autumn leaves.
Bonfires and pumpkins,
Leaves sailing down –
October is red
And golden and brown.”
- Can Teach Songs
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
The Zen Pagan: A Sigil For Letting Go
In traditional East Asian medicine, autumn is the season associated with Metal in the :Five Elements” or “Five Phases” (wu xing).
ThoughtCo: Ritual Honoring the Harvest’s End
Samhain represents, among other things, the end of the harvest season. If you haven’t picked it by Samhain, you probably won’t be eating it! The gardens have died off by now, and where we once saw lush green plants, there is nothing left but dry and dead stalks
Journey Into Dreams: Ice Dream Meaning
Just as ice comes in many forms, there are many different things your dream about ice can mean.
MBG: What Each Zodiac Sign Should Know For This Month’s Full Moon In Aries
There’s a full moon in Aries coming this Wednesday, October 20, and depending on your astrological sign, there are some things you should know. Here’s how to approach this month’s full moon, according to the AstroTwins.
Spirit Library: Back into Flow
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This week we have Mercury and Jupiter going direct today as well as a Full Moon on the 20th. Jupiter has been in retrograde since the solstice in June and with Mercury retrograde for the past three weeks,
Daily Magick Snippets
Galena: (shiny grey)
This is a good name for the person who wants to work well with others. It helps to promote inner strength, grounding, organization and good memory.
Today’s DIY: Learn to Paint WALK WITH A WITCH with Acrylics – Paint & Sip at Home – Step by Step Lesson
Elephant Journal: 3 Witchy things I do in October.
A couple of years ago, after not considering myself to be a spiritual person at all, I realized that I am an atheist witch.
The majority of my craft is not about casting spells to make things happen in my life, but about consciously bringing more everyday magic into my life. You can read more about what that means here.
Treehugger: Artist Ava Roth Collaborates With Bees to Create Honeycomb Art
We’ve known for a number of years already that bee populations around the world are in peril, due to a number of factors including human-caused habitat destruction and the overuse of pesticides.1 But it seems that more and more people are heeding the call to save the bees, whether it’s learning about beekeeping either online or from books, building optimized beehives, or even making experimental music with bees.
EarthSky News: The Full Hunter’s Moon Is October 20
In western skylore, the Hunter’s Moon is name for the full moon following the Harvest Moon. It’s usually in October, but in some years falls in early November. In 2021, October’s full will rise on October 20 for most of the world. We in the Northern Hemisphere will call it our Hunter’s Moon.
Patheos-Pagan: We Owe Toxic Ancestors Nothing
As we apporach Samhain, our thoughts turn to our beloved dead.
And in some cases, our not-so-beloved dead.
Ancestor veneration is an important part of most polytheist religions.
Pagan Playlist: Dark Magic Music – Salem’s Secret
STEP BY STEP
“The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.”
— Sydney Smiles
When I get overwhelmed by the number of tasks on my to- do list, I remind myself that the only way to get anywhere is step by step. And I cover the most distance in the journey of my life when I take a moment to decide which step will bring the greatestrewards.
“Often he who does too much does too little.”
— Italian Proverb
“If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.”
— Source Unknown
A Note from the Universe
So much more awaits you.
There’ll come a day when you look back at where you’ve been and where you now are and call these your “warm-up years.”
You’re so cute,
Today’s Recipe: 9 Homemade Pumpkin Butter Recipes That Are Pure Coziness
There are plenty of wonderful fall recipes — both sweet and savory — that harness the delicious versatility of the season’s most famous gourd; however, a batch of pumpkin butter arguably trumps them all. Why?
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.
October 19, 2021
“The most important fact about Spaceship Earth: An instruction book didn’t come with it.”
-R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)
This beautiful blue planet of ours seems like a sports car fresh off the dealership floor. But sports cars, and spaceships, are lifeless. They only move when we put in the gas and push the pedal. The Earth is a living, vital, organism. Rather than taking care of it as we would a car, giving it a wash and an oil change every once in awhile, we need to treat it more like a person. Every living creature has needs – and since Earth provides for our needs, we need to provide for the Earth’s needs.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune
Whatever you have planned or prepared for today, it probably won’t happen according to the script. Be flexible and expect the unexpected. It may not be anything big, so don’t completely abandon your agenda unless you must. It could just be a day of endless interruptions. Keep that sense of humor handy, and maybe find an inspiring idea or two in it all.
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