Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, October 17, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, October 17, 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.

Blessings, Cat


October Quotes

“October is nature’s funeral month. Nature glories in death more than in life. The month of departure is more beautiful than the month of coming – October than May. Every green thin loves to die in bright colors.”

Henry Ward Beecher


October 2022 Events:

Oct 9 Full Blood Moon at 1:54 pm PST/ 2:54 pm MST/  4:54 pm EST

Oct 25 New Moon at 3:48 am PST/ Oct 25 4:48 pm MST/  6:48 pm  EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween 


Spirit Library: Presence in Conversation
Eckhart Tolle

Question: How do I maintain a sense of presence when I’m in the company of another person? How do I bring presence into conversation?

Eckhart Tolle: It’s not easy. The moment you start talking, the two minds come together and so they strengthen each other. A flow starts, a stream of thought. A moment ago you were present, and then somebody starts talking.

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Halloween DIY Witchy Decor – Samhain Collab with The Writing Witch – Moon Wreath – Magical Crafting


Spirituality & Health: Does Everything Happen for a Reason?
by Julie Peters

Because human beings are already divine, we have the capacity to learn from our worst moments, to find beauty and hope and help for other people when we recover from our struggles.

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Learn Religions: Setting Up Your Samhain Altar

By Patti Wigington
Updated on April 29, 2020

Samhain is the time of year when many members of the Pagan community celebrate the cycle of life and death. This Sabbat is about the end of the harvest, the calling of the spirits, and the changing aspects of the god and goddess.

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MBG: What To Know About October’s Birthstone + How To Care For It

Each month of the calendar year comes with its own designated birthstone (and birth month flower), and the stone for October is none other than the opal. Here’s what to know about this birthstone, from spiritual meanings to how to take care of it, according to crystal experts.

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Exemplore: What Is Eclectic Witchcraft? (And Why It May Be the Best Path for You)
BEV G AUG 3, 2022

What Does It Look Like to Practice Eclectic Witchcraft?
Ellie is waiting for the bus that takes her to work. It’s important she gets into the animal center on time—she has arranged to meet a couple looking to adopt a dog, and Ellie has the perfect boy for them.

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Treehugger: How ‘Rented’ Solitary Bees Can Help Your Garden
Leased nesting materials bring these ‘sweet little bees’ to your home.

It’s cleaning time for pollinator houses as people get ready for next year’s bees.

Based in Bothell, Washington, the company Rent Mason Bees rents two species of bees across the U.S. Farmers, teachers, and nature fans set up nesting material in their yard and then release solitary bees that don’t have a queen or a colony.

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EarthSky News: Moon near Castor and Pollux, morning of October 17

Moon near Castor and Pollux
On the morning of October 17, 2022, the last quarter moon passes by the bright stars Castor and Pollux in the constellation Gemini the Twins. You’ll easily notice the bright stars Castor and Pollux because they are close together in the sky.

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Patheos-Pagan: How I’m Navigating the Eclipse Season

Oh dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total Eclipse Without all hope of day! — John Milton

The scary messages are out — ECLIPSES ARE COMING. HIDE YOURSELF.

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Pagan Playlist: Gothic Autumn Music – Graves of the Fallen | Dark, Haunting


Inner Journey:


“Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do, they never get around to do what they want to do.”
— Kathleen Winsor

When we clearly set an intention, our conscious and subconscious minds mobilize to help us meet that intention. At the start of each day, thoroughly review what commitments you have made to others for the day, and decide what commitment(s) you will make for yourself.

What can you do today that will move you one step closer to your personal goals? Own your power to choose to meet your own needs. After all, we are much better able to help others when our own needs are met. And at the end of the day, when you’ve honoured your commitment to yourself, acknowledge your success.

“If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give it all you’ve got.”
— Lee Iacocca


A Note from the Universe

Dang, just because you’re a supernatural, unstoppable, manifesting machine, doesn’t mean you can’t ask for help. A lot of help. And fully expect to receive it.

That was part of “the deal,”

The Universe


Today’s Recipe:

Slime Popcorn

Sticky, ooey gooey marshmallow popcorn is perfect for Halloween. Just add some green food dye, candy eyeballs, and you have a slime monster!

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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

Element: Water

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Star Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
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


Daily Wisdom
October 17 , 2022


“Intimate relationships cannot substitute for a life plan. But to have any meaning or viability at all, a life plan must include intimate relationships.”

-Harriet Lerner, Dance of Intimacy (1989)

The purpose of relationships, like just about anything in this life, is for us to learn more about ourselves and who we really are. That is why intimate relationships teach us so much. When we truly open ourselves up and express our feelings we feel closer to God. We become aware of our own vulnerability, and our own divinity.

-Lissa Coffey


Daily Tarot: The World
You may not expect or even want it, but today you will be properly acknowledged and even honored for a skill, talent, or accomplishment. Your big heart will also be appreciated. Some sort of public reward is possible, if only in the form of praise, which can be transformed into something more tangible later. If not seeking validation or kudos, be on the alert because it’s coming. You’ve earned it!


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