Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, October 31, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, October 31, 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

“The harvest moon hangs round and high
It dodges clouds high in the sky,
The stars wink down their love and mirth
The Autumn season is giving birth.
Oh, it must be October
The leaves of red bright gold and brown,
To Mother Earth come tumbling down,
The breezy nights the ghostly sights,
The eerie spooky far off sounds
Are signs that it’s October.
The pumpkins yellow,. big and round
Are carried by costumed clumsy clowns
It’s Halloween – let’s celebrate.”

Pearl N. Sorrels, It Must be October


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 


Susan Brunton

When your spider spirit animal appears in your life, it symbolizes your creativity, feminine energy, and patience.

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Spirituality & Health: Elemental Witchcraft and the Thinning Veil
by Salicrow

An elemental witch and psychic medium offers her wisdom on how to connect with the season—can you feel the veil thinning?

Regardless of whether we live in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere, October is a time in which the Veil between our reality and the unseen realm is at its thinnest. “The Veil” is a term used to describe the invisible barrier between the physical world we inhabit, and the world of spirit, which includes our beloved dead, nature spirits, and deities.

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Celebrate Samhain with me | Folk Witchcraft | Ancestor Ritual | Witch vlog


MBG: Your Halloween Horoscope Is Here—What Astrologers Want You To Know

This Monday, October 31, the Sun sparkles in deliciously haunting Scorpio, as it always does this time of year

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Exemplore: Magic for Samhain: 5 Simple Spells and Potions

Samhain Magic and Spells
As the dark days set in and autumn turns to winter, many Pagans celebrate death as a part of the life cycle. We celebrate the final harvest, and we bid farewell to the Sun God as he grows weaker and prepares for his annual journey to the underworld.

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“To all the ancient ones from their houses, the Old Ones from above and below. In this time the Gods of the Earth touch our feet, bare upon the ground. Spirits of the Air whisper in our hair and chill our bodies, and from the dark portions watch and wait the Faery Folk that they may join the circle and leave their track upon the ground. It is the time of the waning year. Winter is upon us. The corn is golden in the winnow heaps. Rains will soon wash sleep into the life-bringing Earth. We are not without fear, we are not without sorrow…Before us are all the signs of Death: the ear of corn is no more green and life is not in it. The Earth is cold and no more will grasses spring jubilant. The Sun but glances upon his sister, the earth….. It is so….Even now….But here also are the signs of life, the eternal promise given to our people. In the death of the corn there is the seed–which is both food for the season of Death and the Beacon which will signal green-growing time and life returning.In the cold of the Earth there is but sleep wherein She will awaken refreshed and renewed, her journey into the Dark Lands ended. And where the Sun journeys he gains new vigor and potency; that in the spring, his blessings shall come ever young!”

Two Samhain Rituals, Compost Coveners, 1980


EarthSky News: Halloween is a cross-quarter day

Halloween is short for All Hallows’ Eve. And, although many don’t realize it, it’s an astronomical holiday. Sure, it’s the modern-day descendant of Samhain, a sacred festival of the ancient Celts and Druids in the British Isles. But it’s also a cross-quarter day and a testament to our ancestors’ deep understanding of the sky.

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Patheos-Pagan: Five Prayers for Ancestors Most People Don’t Think About at Samhain


Heads up.
What we’re talking about isn’t easy or fun. But sometimes you have to take a moment to reflect. Slow down and actually let yourself feel.

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Pagan Playlist: All Souls Night/ Loreena McKennitt


Patheos Pagan: A Samhain Scrying Ritual

Samhain is a night of seemingly endless magical possibilities. It’s a time of year when it feels like anything could happen. The veil between worlds is thin and Witches, Faeries, and ghosts freely run amok.



“A year of beauty. A year of plenty.
A year of planting. A year of harvest.
A year of forests. A year of healing.
A year of vision. A year of passion.
A year of rebirth.

This year may we renew the earth.
This year may we renew the earth.

Let it begin with each step we take.
And let it begin with each change we make.
And let it begin with each chain we break.
And let it begin every time we awake.”

Starhwak, Reclaiming Samhain


Today’s Recipe: How To Make a Soul Cake for Samhain
Make delicious soul cakes for your Samhain celebrations!

By Patti Wigington
Updated on March 21, 2018

Soul cakes were traditionally baked as a gift for the spirits of the dead. In many European countries, the idea of “Souling” became an acceptable alternative for Christians.

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Magical Correspondences for Samhain

Samhain means “Summer’s End” and is the old Celtic New Year. During this time the veil between worlds is at it’s thinnest and thought to be the start of Winter.

Names: Samhain, All Hallows Eve, Halloween, Feast of the Dead, Feast of the Ancestors

Colors: Black, Brown, Yellow, Gold, Orange, Purple, Scarlet, Whit

Deities: The Goddess as Crone, Bast, Ishtar, Baba Yaga, Anubis, Cernunnos, Herne, Loki, Odin Osiris, The Morrigan, Hecate, Lilith, Kali

Herbs, Plants, Incense: Acorns, Apples, Bay, Fern, Flax, Heather, Marigold, Mullein, Myrrh, Oak Leaves, Patchouli, Pumpkins, Rosemary, Sage, Sandalwood, Straw

Sacred Stones: Amber. Bloodstone, Carnelian, Fossils, Obsidian-Black, Onyx, Smoky Quartz,Turquoise

Activities: Dumb Supper, Making recipes that have been handed down, Divination, Ancestor Altars

Symbols: Pumpkins, Indian Corn, Gourds, Bones, Black Cats, Autumn Flowers and Leaves, Pine Cones,

Food and Drink: Apple Cider, Dark Wines, Apples, Pumpkin, Squash, Turnip, Pomegranates, Root Vegetables

Spellwork: Divination, Endings, Honoring the dead, Releasing bad habits, Banishing, Past life,, Protection

Trees: Apple, Beech, Blackthorn, Locust, Witch Hazel, Yew

Animals: Bat, Boar, Cat, Cow , Dog


Raise the Horns: Samhain Deities

There are several deities that i just feel closer to near Samhain. It’s unlikely that any of them were ever worshipped or celebrated specifically by the Irish-Celts in the Samhain rites of two millennia ago but what’s most important to me is that I hear their call today. Some of these deities are obvious, other less so, but all of them hold space upon my Samhain altar.



Daily Tarot: High Priestess

Even if it’s a busy day at work or with loved ones, it may still be an introspective kind of day when you need to frequently take a quiet moment to reflect. Be organized and perform your tasks well, but also find those quiet instances when you can make sense of your feelings and impressions. You can get a great deal done today, and feel inwardly satisfied about it.


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