Cat’s Morning Bits for October 26, 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.
“Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause
between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.”
- Carol Bishop Hipps
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: Core of Self-Realisation
The energy of this year has and continues to offer us one alchemical moment after another as the magic of transformation merges with the power of creation. Within this time, we have been urged to dive deeply into the mysteries of our soul and to bring to the surface a new reality.
DIY Halloween Decorations | Mini Toadstools, Bats & TREE | Forest Witch
Spirituality & Health: A Nature Meditation for Finding Stillness
BY DAY SCHILDKRET
Let your body meet the earth in this place meditation. Plus: a brilliant short video on creating impermanent nature mandalas and altars.
ThoughtCo: Gods and Goddesses of Death and the Underworld
Death is rarely so apparent than it as at Samhain. The skies have gone gray, the earth is brittle and cold, and the fields have been picked of the last crops. Winter looms on the horizon, and as the Wheel of the Year turns once more, the boundary between our world and the spirit world becomes fragile and thin.
Journey Into Dreams: Nightmare Dream Meaning
Understand the meaning of nightmares and bad dreams and learn how to interpret your dreams.
Pioneer Thinking: Natural Medicine Chest – Oil of Oregano
Oil of Oregano (Origanum vulgare) also known as Wild Oregano could possibly be the only herb you need in your medicine cabinet
Bastet – Cat Goddess – Ancient Egyptian Mythology Documentary
Elephant Journal: Stop what you’re doing & try one of these Tiny Meditations.
Lately, I’ve really been enjoying little pauses in my day to reset.
When I feel tension creeping into my shoulder, my jaw, and my back, that’s my cue. First, I stand up and stretch to release some of that pent-up energy.
Treehugger: How to Make Your Jack-O-Lantern Last Longer
Carved pumpkins are susceptible to rot, but there are ways to stave it off.
At this time of year, as the weather cools and the leaves start to fall, it is tempting to carve a pumpkin in preparation for Halloween. But carved pumpkins, unfortunately, do not last. They look good for up to five days, but then they start to soften, fall in on themselves, and turn black with mold.
EarthSky News: Double Cluster in Perseus on October evenings
The Double Cluster in Perseus consists of two open star clusters near each other on the sky’s dome. Amateur astronomers know them as h and Chi Persei. The two clusters reside in the northern part of the constellation Perseus, quite close to the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen.
Patheos-Pagan: The Ancestral Connection Sigil
LAURA TEMPEST ZAKROFF
This is an excellent time of the year in the Northern Hemisphere to contemplate our ancestors and other beloved folks who have crossed over.
Pagan Playlist: Witch’s Rune
PROBLEMS OR SOLUTIONS?
“If you expect the best, you will be the best. Learn to use one of the most powerful laws in this world; change your mental habits to belief instead of disbelief. Learn to expect, not to doubt. In so doing, you bring everything into the realm of possibility.”
— Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
Stop and be aware! Have you been thinking about what you want or what you don’t want?
It’s so easy to lock our minds onto problems rather than opening to receive solutions. But what we think is what we get. This is so important! If we continually focus on problems and negatives, that’s where we’ll stay.
“No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.”
— Helen Keller
A Note from the Universe
Two of the coolest things about being a time-space adventurer are learning that it’s impossible to lose something you’re still capable of giving, and, finding that you can never miss as long as you’re still aiming.
You know, as opposed to being an asteroid, a tree, or a cricket.
Today’s Recipe: 10+ Persimmon Cookies to Make This Season
Persimmon is perhaps fall’s most underrated fruit. Besides being utterly delicious eaten as-is, persimmons bake beautifully into an array of treats — cookies being no exception.
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 26, 2021
“It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them.”
A longing and wishing keeps us motivated to move forward. We can use this motivation to achieve great things, whether they are personal or global goals. We can use this motivation to learn and to grow and to become a more peaceful planet.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The High Priestess
There may be a moment or two when you feel responsible for everything in the world and like it’s your duty to take care of everyone. Relax, let this wash over you, and let it go. It’s not a burden so much as a demonstration of how connected you are to the people and things in your own life, and how much you care. That’s a good thing.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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