Cat’s Morning Bits for October 22, 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.
“The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry’s cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.
The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I’ll put a trinket on.”
- Emily Dickinson, Nature 27 – Autumn
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: Focus On What Is Most Productive
We are reaching the conclusion of a cycle that is inspiring us to overcome our challenges and to initiate the new. The less resistance we have to change the easier our transformation will be. However, we are being pushed towards a major breakthrough and as such many are feeling pressured as inner fears and frustrations surface.
Viking Ghost Stories: The Three Funerals of Thorolf Twist-Foot
Pioneer Thinking: Exquisite Sandalwood Massage Oil Recipe
- 8-10 teaspoons grapeseed oil
- 6 drops of sandalwood essential/fragrance oil
- 2 drops lavender essential/fragrance oil
- 2 drops rosewood essential/fragrance oil
- 2 drops rose essential/fragrance oil
ThoughtCo: Samhain Folklore – Halloween Superstitions and Legends
While we Pagans are celebrating Samhain on October 31 (or at the beginning of May, if you’re one of our southern hemisphere readers), for many of our friends and neighbors, this is the Halloween season. No matter what you choose to call it, or how you’re celebrating, this time of year has been a source of superstitions and folklore for a very long time
Journey Into Dreams:Labyrinth or Maze Dream Meaning
When we dream about a maze or a labyrinth it can give us insight into how we feel about our life’s journey, problems we are having and choices we need to make.
MBG: What It Means If You Don’t Resonate With Your Sun Sign, From Astrologers
Despite sun signs getting tons of attention in astrology, they’re actually just one of the many planetary positions that come together to make up your birth chart. So if you’ve always felt like your sun sign just doesn’t sync up with your personality, not all hope is lost. We asked mbg’s resident astrologers, the AstroTwins, where else you can look on your chart for insights.
Daily Magick Snippets
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)
Flower: Chrysanthemum, Geranium
Trees: Blackthorn and Holly
Bach Flower Remedy: Chickory
Essential Oil: Cumin and Ylang-Ylang
source: flower and tree magic by Richard Webster
Today’s DIY: Crafting A Calendula and Rose Salve From Scratch
Elephant Journal: How to Retrieve our Lost Connection to Halloween & Celebrate it Right.
If you’re in the northern hemisphere, you are seeing pumpkin adorned front steps and spooky Halloween lawn decorations everywhere.
If you’re a parent or have any inclination to celebrate Halloween, you’re probably scrambling to figure out costumes.
Treehugger: Fish Camouflage Better Without Their Friends Around
There’s safety in numbers.
That’s easy to see (or actually, not so easy to see) with scores of small fish called gobies. New research finds that these fish don’t camouflage completely when they’re in groups, likely because they’re more protected from predators.
EarthSky News: Auriga The Charioteer And Bright Capella On October Evenings
Auriga the Charioteer is a popular constellation for Northern Hemisphere observers in autumn, because its flashing star advertises its presence. Capella, the brightest star in Auriga, flashes red, blue and green when it’s close to the horizon and seen through a thick layer of Earth’s atmosphere. Close to Capella are a pair of stars known as The Kids, baby goats that the Charioteer carries. Auriga houses three star clusters, easy targets to hunt down with binoculars.
Patheos-Pagan: A Solitary Ritual for Samhain
October is such a busy month for many of us, yet with a pandemic overlay and many outside obligations, Samhain itself can feel like it’s at the end, an exhausting finish line.
Pagan Playlist: Music for Halloween – Samhain songs (mysterious, creepy, dark, spooky music)
WHAT BLOCKS CONNECTION?
“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”
— Joseph F. Newton
We experience soul when we really connect with life — when we stop and consciously experience what is happening.
We lose soul with:
•resistance – to anyone or anything
•superficiality – we avoid depth of experience
•control – we try to control the relationship
•selfishness – we remain self-centered.
Each of these attitudes fosters separation rather than connection. Once again, soul lives in relating.
Take time to become aware of, and perhaps journal on how you relate to other people and things in your life.
“We have to decide for ourselves what’s nourishing to our souls, and do those things over others.”
— Thomas Moore
A Note from the Universe
When you are happy they will appear.
“They” being your agents, partners, clients, house plans, garden paths, friends, laughter, confidence, inspiration, charisma, and bunny slippers.
Today’s Recipe: Zombie Eyes (Halloween Meatballs)
These are a must for your Halloween party! Not only are they fun, these meatballs are super-moist and flavorful. Use disposable forks for easy clean up.
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly
Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow
Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus
Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.
October 22, 2021
“In this broad earth of ours,
Amid the measureless grossness and the slag,
Enclosed and safe within its central heart,
Nestles the seed perfection.
-Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
There is an underlying perfection to this world. Sometimes we can’t see it with all the problems and pollution, but it is there anyway. When we hold that truth in our consciousness, and focus on that perfection, we can bring it into the light. Think peace.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Death
A change has been in the air for some time and today the actual transformation could happen. There’s nothing to be afraid of, or to dread, or to fear losing. Room is being made and energy is being set aside for something new and better for you. It could be something small or something large, but whatever it is will be meaningful and affect your daily life
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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