Cat’s Morning Bits for Wed, September 14, 2022
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 torrid kisses
“July, my only love” “Say you remember.”
LaRetha Adams, Before Winter
September 2022 Events:
Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins
Sept. 5 Labor Day
Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2
Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST
Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra
Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST
Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins
Spirituality & Health: Working With the Norse Goddess Freyja for Sensuality
by Patricia Lafayllve
In need of a deeper connection to your sensuality? Consider working with the Norse goddess Freyja.
One of the preeminent deities in the Norse pantheon is Freyja, worshiped by many Norse pagans (also known as heathens) and others across the world. Her name translates to “Lady,” and she is known by many other titles, including Horn (“Flax”), Syr (“Sow”), and Mardoll (closely defined as “Sea-Bright”).
How to celebrate Mabon | Ideas & Rituals for the Autumn Equinox/ The witches’ cookery
Moody Moons: Mabon Recipe for Fall Harvest Stuffing
moodymoonsSeptember 5, 2022
Add this classic Mabon recipe to your traditional Fall Equinox table. And don’t even hope they’ll be leftovers. 🙂
Filling in the belly and warming in the soul, Mabon harvest stuffing captures the dreamy, cozy season of autumn in one little dish.
Learn Religions: Acorns and Oaks
By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 25, 2019
The acorn is a symbol of strength and power. In the fall, these tiny yet hardy little nuggets drop from the oak trees to land on the ground. Most will be eaten by passing wildlife, but a few will survive to form a new tree in the spring.
MBG: The 5 Personality Types In Human Design + How To Work With Each
There’s no shortage of ways to assess our personalities, from astrology, to numerology, to Myers-Briggs—and if diving into your subconscious is your shtick, you’ll want to know about human design
Exemplore: Seven Crystals to Use for Mabon
CLAIREAUG 3, 2022
Crystals for Mabon
Mabon, also known as the autumn equinox, is the second harvest festival in the pagan wheel of the year. At this time of year, all or the majority of grain crops have been harvested and stored for winter, and there is an abundance of fruits and vegetables.
Treehugger: Larger Animals Can Better Handle Climate Change
Those with smaller litters are more resilient against changing weather patterns.
Climate change places all living things in an unwitting game of “Survivor.”
As extreme weather events—like prolonged droughts and heat waves—continue to get worse, animals are affected in different ways. A new study finds that certain characteristics have an impact on how mammals survive
EarthSky News: Neptune at opposition September 16, 2022
Earth will sweep between the sun and Neptune on September 16, 2022, placing the distant planet opposite the sun in our sky.
Neptune at opposition in 2022
When and where to watch in 2022: Neptune emerged in the east before sunrise by April 2022 and is visible in good binoculars or a telescope in the morning sky through mid-September.
Patheos-Pagan: Short Notes on the Jinn, Demons, and the Mu’allaqat
SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 BY BADER SAAB
I’ve been reading about the jinn these days, and while it’s true that I haven’t paid much attention to this blog for a long time, the longest since I started it, I haven’t entirely forgotten about it. I recently started one of the books I have at hand, and have been discovering some interesting things about the Fire Spirits that I haven’t thought about before.
Pagan Playlist: If I Had A Heart (Norse Version) – Fever Ray/Vikings
REAWAKEN YOUR CURIOSITY
“What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”
— Sigmund Freud
Why is this so?
Young children possess what Zen calls ‘beginner’s mind.’ They are awed and fascinated with the wonder of the world, open to discovering and experiencing new things. Anything is possible. Life is a great adventure.
For almost all of us, the systems that ‘educate’ us to be adults stifle our natural joy and curiosity. We lose touch with our innate appreciation of life. We forget how to dream.
The blessing is that with attention, patience and love, we can reawaken our sense of wonder. We can again dance with life.
“The mind WILL be free, or it will be dead.”
— Grace Llewellyn
A Note from the Universe
Being spiritual means a good many things and most of them are misunderstood by a good many people. So, to clarify, here’s how I see “it” and you:
Being spiritual means seeing yourself as divine, not just of the divine; a creator, not just the created. You needn’t be saved, forgiven, or fixed. You’ve already changed the world, added to its brilliance, and done enough.
You’re in time and space today, because in some long-forgotten time, you already earned your wings.
From a longtime super-fan,
Today’s Recipe: Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
These breakfast bars are quick and easy to make. They freeze well and can be made with many combinations of fruits and nuts. Make these and freeze them for a quick breakfast on the go.
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin
September 14, 2022
“How poor are they that have not patience!
What wound did ever heal but by degrees?”
Sometimes we need to just get out of our own way and let nature do its thing. The seasons know how to change. It does no good to try to “hurry things up” so we can fit in one more vacation or whatever! So many things in this world just take care of themselves. There is an organizing power to the universe. Shouldn’t we allow this power to work for us? All we have to do is be patient. Everything will work out the way that it is supposed to.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Temperance
See through a false impression or some illusion that has been projected to throw you off course or to misjudge someone. Done innocently or deliberately, you can dispel that false impression and work your way right through it. You could even do this without challenging or confronting anyone directly, thus saving yourself the trauma of a showdown. Go slow when making any decisions that affect others
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