About Cat

I’m Cat from Grand Jct. Colorado. I’m married, pagan, owned by 8 cat’s and enjoy crystals, tree hugging, books, belly dancing, photography and numerous outdoor activities. I am the owner/ jewelry creator of Cat’s Treasure Trove (An eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts) and the group Sacred Spirals: The place where all paths meet, on Facebook. In my spare time I am a part time caregiver for my mother who is entering the realm of dementia. I have toyed with the idea of a Blog for several years and have finally taken the plunge with The Desert Path I hope you will join me for some “aimless ramblings”, daily posts and whatever else I feel compelled to share.

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 27, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 27, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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September Quotes

“The last of Summer is Delight —
Deterred by Retrospect.
‘Tis Ecstasy’s revealed Review —
Enchantment’s Syndicate.

To meet it — nameless as it is —
Without celestial Mail —
Audacious as without a Knock
To walk within the Veil.”

  • Emily Dickinson, The Last of Summer is Delight

gardendigest.com

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September Events 2021

Sept. 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins (Sept 2- 29)

Sept. 6 Labor Day/ New Moon at 5:51 pm PST/ 6:51 pm MST/ 8:51 pm EST

Sept. 20 Full Harvest Moon at 4:54 pm PST/ 5:54 pm MST/ 7:54 pm EST

Sept. 22 Mabon/ Fall Equinox/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 27 Mercury Retrograde 9Sept. 72- Oct. 18)

Sept. 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins (Sept. 30- Oct


Spirit Library: Completion & New Beginnings
Kate Spreckley

The cycles of nature introduce an awareness of change and reflects how transformation is a necessary requirement for all of life. All of nature complies and engages with these cycles upholding the law of balance within the universe. Balance is an integral part of life and in these incredible times, both our personal and collective attitudes and actions must change to ensure humanity’s survival on this planet. As such we are required to re-establish and reconnect with the cycles of nature and to engage consciously with the transformational process we are currently undergoing.

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October Plan With Me – Halloween themed stickers, planning a Samhain celebration – Magical Crafting

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Spirituality & Health:

Astrology Therapy: Can Birth Charts Help You Overcome Anxiety?

BY IRENE SHATEEVA

A chart reading doesn’t predict the future; it describes the user to themselves. The better you understand yourself—the less anxious you feel.

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ThoughtCo: Bat Magic and Folklore

In many parts of the world, once the sun begins to set, bats emerge from their resting places and zoom around outdoors, hunting for sustenance. During the Samhain season, in particular, we tend to see an abundance of decorative bats, ranging from cute to scary.

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Journey Into Dreams:EXERCISE DREAM MEANING

Exercise in our dreams is a symbol that shows how we are currently moving in life. If you dreamt of exercising, whether it was running, jogging, cycling, walking, or playing a team sport, read on to learn what it means to dream about working out and fitness.

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MBG: This Week’s Rare Transit Could Usher In Miracles, Astrologers Predict

On Monday, September 27, Mercury pivots retrograde in Libra, the sign of justice.
Fairness and equity are the name of the game, but how do we actually define these ideals? This could be a hotly contested topic starting Monday.

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets

Besom Lore

Never give away a used broom. It bring bad luck to you and the person you gave it to.

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Viking Afterlife for Cats and Dogs

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Pioneer Thinking: Healing Power of Lavender

The relaxing, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties of lavender make it ideal for easing both physical and mental woes.

Lavender oil has been popular since ancient times. It was the sacred scent of the Celtic month of the Willow Moon (April 25 to May 13). Picking lavender during the full moon was said to enhance its magical powers.

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Treehugger: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Facts


Located in Montrose County, Colorado, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park boasts a 53-mile-long canyon that’s one of the narrowest and deepest in the western United States. So deep, in fact, that sunlight rarely reaches the bottom—a feature that helped give it the name.

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EarthSky News: Moon, Gemini Adorn Predawn Sky

The next two mornings – September 29 and 30, 2021 – you can see see the moon near the two brightest stars of the constellation Gemini the Twins. They’re called Castor and Pollux, and they’re good stars to come to know.

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Patheos-Pagan: What It Means To Put Your Gods First
JOHN BECKETT

Last week someone asked me to intercede with the Morrigan on their behalf, mostly to help them figure out what She wants from them.

Read more….

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Butterflies as Omens, Their Colors and Meanings if You Spot Them

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Inner Journey:

APPRECIATE THE MYSTERY!

“The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.”
— Aart Van Der Leeuw

“I believe there is no source of deception in the investigation of nature which can compare with a fixed belief that certain kinds of phenomena are impossible.”
— William James

“Your theory is crazy, but it’s not crazy enough to be true.”
— Niels Bohr

“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.”
— Copernicus

“Curiouser and curiouser!”
— Lewis Carroll

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Your heroes are your heroes because they believed they could and they dreamed they did.

You can too.

Manifesting 101,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Crunchy Walnut Artichokes with Maple Brussel Sprouts.

Let’s add different textures to complement the flavors, and experience bliss.
Cruising through social media, or perhaps it was an email from my former vegan meal kit delivery. You know, the rise in-home delivery of contents and recipes to make your own; as a pandemic brought many to their new lives indoors. And when one year, 2020, lasted 1460 days.

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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


Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
September 27, 2021

Perseverance“Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.”
-Julie Andrews
We learn perseverance from an early age. When we first start to walk, we need to make several attempts before we finally get up on our feet and go somewhere. We’re met with the encouragement and support of our loved ones, but the real reward is in the freedom of being mobile. When we persevere, and reach our goal, we see that the effort we put in was worth it.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Devil

Your instincts may be heightened and a bit off today, and this could lead you to make some wrong decisions or assumptions. Then, you run the risk of pouncing on these assumptions and acting out of a bad impulse. Keep your emotions under control and back away from impulsive actions of any kind. Today they are traps that lead to embarrassment at best, and harm at worst.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Embracing Support: Cat’s Angel Message for September 27, 2021

Embracing Support: Cat’s Angel Message for September 27, 2021

September’s Theme: “What Do I Want?” “What do I need?” These are questions that we often ask ourselves. So as we head into Autumn and the time of introspection dig deep and harvest the answers that will help you on your path.

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Communication opens the doors to new experiences which assist us on our path. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Embracing Support

927: We will continue talking about our support system today. Having a great support system can help give us the confidence to move forward with our goals and dreams. However, the truth is that your own self confidence will help you far more. By believing in yourself and in your dreams you are consciously creating a flow of positive energy that surrounds you and spreads outward, opening the paths doorways to new things. Today we are being asked to embrace our confidence and let it shine. Stay focused in the now so that you don’t miss out on the beauty of the day and the new opportunities that it offers!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Uriel teaches us how to access our creative database. he reminds us that sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to use a non-conventional approach. He gives us essential information that we need when we need it. This assists us during the manifestation process by enhancing our problem solving skills so that we can make the decisions that are best for our current situations.

The Ascended Master Maitreya (Laughing Buddha) helps us to find peace and harmony through laughter, this gives us a clear perspective and keeps our energy flowing. He tells us that laughter is sacred and when the heart is alive with joy we are connected to the Infinite and filled with Nirvana-essence. Center your mind with the intent of enjoying yourself and you will find yourself centered in the moment. Enjoy what life has to offer and enjoy the process!

The Hindu Goddess Devi helps us to find meaning in our lives and gently guides us in learning to follow our own inner wisdom. She says “Take my hand and let me guide you on your journey of self discovery. You need only look within to find your true meaning. Release your cares to me and I will purify your heart and spirit so that new information can be sent to you. “

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Fire Agate allows you to embrace feelings of safety and trust as you navigate your path. It keeps us grounded and offers support when times get hard.

Dalmation Stone. This light hearted stone is a combination of quartz, microline and black tourmaline. It instills feelings of safety as it helps us to reconnect with our playful side which is important to our emotional health and it transforms outdated thinking during times when we feel stuck and enables our forward progress by encouraging a fresh perspective This stone also promotes grounding and enhances our connection to Mother Earth. It reminds us that we are a part of her as well as being spiritual beings on a very human journey.

Peridot brings new levels of awareness as it promotes growth and necessary change as it helps to sharpen the mind and enhance our self confidence. Peridot can teach us to look back at the past and find the gifts that are hidden within our experiences and then shows us the path to forgiveness and moving forward.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

I invite you to share my work as long as no changes are made and to check out my websites:

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

The Power To Embrace Change: Cat’s Angel Message for September 25, 2021

The Power To Embrace Change: Cat’s Angel Message for September 25, 2021

September’s Theme: “What Do I Want?” “What do I need?” These are questions that we often ask ourselves. So as we head into Autumn and the time of introspection dig deep and harvest the answers that will help you on your path.

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Success rides on the coat tails of change and our willingness to take an active roll in it’s creation. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: The Power To Embrace Change

925: Yesterday we talked about the changes that are headed our way. However, some of you may be experiencing them now. If you are remember, that your faith is an asset. It will help you move forward and will invite new things into your life. Today the angels are reminding us “Take action when and where you can. This will help you to rise above any obstacles that you encounter and let change be your friend!” Since change is necessary for growth be sure to embrace the resources you have (like your support system) as they will help you to live life to the fullest and create fresh new ideas and prospects. Combine this with confidence and strength and step into your power to help make things happen for yourself.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Uriel helps us to let go of the past and invite essential new growth into our lives. He helps us to find harmony in the things going on around us and reminds us that letting go is essential for change and transformation to take place. Today is a good day to simply touch base with him, ask for help if needed or simply express gratitude for the blessings taking place in your life.

The Ascended Master El Morya can help if you have trouble staying present and focused in the now. He teaches us the importance of putting aside what we cannot control so that we are free to think about other things. He reminds us that it is our faith that keeps us grounded so that we can embrace both the patience and the clear decision making needed to make things happen.

The Greek goddess Nike, Lady of victory and success helps us to embrace the good things that we have accomplished. By acknowledging them we can increase our faith in ourselves as a creator. She says: “Do not be afraid to acknowledge the amazing things you have done but don’t rest to long on your laurels. Remember that your power comes through movement and momentum is lost through inactivity. Keep moving and you will be victorious!”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Bloodstone gives us the ability to adapt to the changes that are  taking place more easily. It strengthens our intuition and promotes good decision making. 

 Howlite helps us to formulate our plans to and achieve our ambitions and goals. It helps us to communicate these things in a calm and reasonable manner and tempers this with patience. Howlite also creates a link to the universal realms and prepares the mind to receive guidance.

Peridot brings new levels of awareness as it promotes growth and necessary change as it helps to sharpen the mind and enhance our self confidence. Peridot can teach us to look back at the past and find the gifts that are  hidden within our experiences and then shows us the path to forgiveness and moving forward.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

I invite you to share my work as long as no changes are made and to check out my websites:

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 23, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 24, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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September Quotes

“Autumn arrives, array’d in splendid mein;
Vines, cluster’d full, add to the beauteous scene,
And fruit-trees cloth’d profusely laden, nod,
Complaint bowing to the fertile sod.”

  • Farmer’s Almanac, 1818

gardendigest.com

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September Events 2021

Sept. 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins (Sept 2- 29)

Sept. 6 Labor Day/ New Moon at 5:51 pm PST/ 6:51 pm MST/ 8:51 pm EST

Sept. 20 Full Harvest Moon at 4:54 pm PST/ 5:54 pm MST/ 7:54 pm EST

Sept. 22 Mabon/ Fall Equinox/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 27 Mercury Retrograde 9Sept. 72- Oct. 18)

Sept. 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins (Sept. 30- Oct


Spirit Library: Surrender Into The Flow
Kate Spreckley


The Equinox creates a potent and significant time with the incoming energies initiating a period of death and rebirth. This is a time of rapid transformation, and as such it is important that we are flexible and ready for change. We cannot predict how change will unfold but we can move with the changes and manage ourselves through the process by staying grounded and present to what is occurring in the moment.

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Witch Crafts // Autumn Edition // burn wands, potions, bath soaks

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Spiritual Unite: MEANING OF SEEING AN OWL DURING THE DAY
Seeing an owl during the day is a sign of good luck. This isn’t just folklore, it’s actually true!

There are many reasons why seeing an owl in daylight can be seen as a sign of good fortune.

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ThoughtCo: Consecrate Your Magical Tools

Why Consecrate?
In many modern Pagan traditions, magical tools are consecrated before use. This achieves a couple of things — one, it purifies the item before it is used to interact with the Divine. Secondly, it removes any negative energies from the tool. This is particularly handy if you aren’t sure of a tool’s past history or who owned it before it came to you.

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Journey Into Dreams: FAMILY DREAM MEANING

Dreaming about your family members can give you valuable insight into your relationships with people, as well as help you learn some important things about yourself.

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MBG: Astrologers Have Your Libra Season Game Plan—And It’s Downright Decadent

Every 30 days or so, the Sun visits a new zodiac sign. During this “season,” everyone feels the energy of this prevailing astrological sign, no matter what your Sun sign horoscope may be. The start of Libra season 2021 coincides with the autumnal equinox, when a day of more or less equal light and dark is honored as the Northern Hemisphere continues to tilt away from the Sun.

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Daily Magick Snippets

Libra (Sept. 23- Oct. 23)

Flower:Bluebell Rose

Trees: Almond, Apple, Ash, Myrtle, Poplar

Bach Flower Remedy: Scleranthus

Essential Oil: Jasmine

Planet: Venus

Lucky Day: Friday

Element: Air

source: flower and tree magic by Richard Webster

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Monsters of Japanese Mythology

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Treehugger: How Do Glaciers, Ice Sheets, and Sea Ice Differ? Definitions and Climate Change
The decline of global ice is sparking renewed “ice awareness.”

Think snow and ice can’t exist outside of the winter season? Think again.

At any given time and season, various forms of ice—including glaciers, ice sheets, and sea ice—cover about 10% of Earth’s land and water surfaces

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EarthSky News: Moon, Aldebaran, Pleiades Late Night Sept 25 To 27

Late at night on September 25, 26 and 27, 2021, watch as the waning gibbous moon sweeps in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull. You’ll be looking at late evening, or not much before midnight.

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Patheos-Pagan: A Sigil For Letting Go
TOM SWISS

In traditional East Asian medicine, autumn is tthe season associated with Metal in the “Five Elements” or “Five Phases” (wu xing).

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Pagan Playlist: Emotional Dark Music – The Eternal Forest

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Inner Journey:

APPRECIATE THE MYSTERY!

“The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.”
— Aart Van Der Leeuw

“I believe there is no source of deception in the investigation of nature which can compare with a fixed belief that certain kinds of phenomena are impossible.”
— William James

“Your theory is crazy, but it’s not crazy enough to be true.”
— Niels Bohr

“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.”
— Copernicus

“Curiouser and curiouser!”
— Lewis Carroll

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Imagine standing at the edge of a forest, and that you want to reach the other side.

Would you walk a straight line through it? Or, might the path meander in every possible direction, around boulders, between trees, along a stream, feeding the deer, conversing with the owls, and roasting marshmallows?

Yeah, every possible direction, because this is how things are in a forest.

Tree!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry

This sesame chicken stir-fry is a very tasty, yet wholesome dish.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
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.

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Daily Wisdom
September 24, 2021

Openness
“Giving opens the way for receiving.”

-Florence Scovel Shinn


We open up space in our lives when we give. And that space is filled with exactly what we need at the time. Giving without expectation creates a positive energy, it opens up a flow that allows us to accept what comes to us.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: High Priestess

From the moment your eyes open, you’ll know that you’re not the one in charge today. That’s fine, too. Intuition is sharp and will not lead you astray, no matter what oddness the world tosses at you. Any challenges or problems will prove to be small ones. Keep a low profile, speak calmly and softly (when appropriate), and glide through a very lucky day

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Working With The Masters: Cat’s Angel Message for September 24, 2021

Working With The Masters: Cat’s Angel Message for September 24, 2021

September’s Theme: “What Do I Want?” “What do I need?” These are questions that we often ask ourselves. So as we head into Autumn and the time of introspection dig deep and harvest the answers that will help you on your path.

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Breathe. Clear your mind. Let the divine wisdom fill your heart. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Working With The Masters

924: We’re starting today with a message from the Ascended Masters. “We are here to help you navigate life’s path and we can assist you with all things. We are part of your support system and will come and help if you just ask.” Working with AM’s is like getting advice from a wise teacher and their messages will have a more human connection. Call upon them today if you need help, a warm mental hug or even inner peace. Allow their calming influence to soothe your spirit and clear your mind.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Sandalphon hears all requests and makes sure that they get to the Angel or Ascended Master who is best able to handle them. Ask him to help you clearly understand the information that you receive (his favorite mode of communication is music and he is associated with the color turquoise!). Sandalphon also provides us with an emotional boost of courage. This is important as it helps us to make bold decisions that will help us on our path.

The Ascended Master Maitreya teaches us that laughter and joy are an essential part of self care and creates the positive energy we need to propel us forward. It helps us to let go stress and worry, which allows the light of faith and hope to shine through. The power of laughter clears and resets or energy field by releasing tension and emotions that have been held in check. This is an important lesson on our path, if it makes your heart sing then it’s the right direction.

The Ascended Master Solomon helps us to take what we are given and make the most of it. He teaches us how to do things more efficiently as he guides us through difficult situations. Focus and efficiency help us in our quest for personal evolution and help create the necessary stepping stones we need to move ahead.

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Use a combination of Rose Quartz and your favorite angel stone (Celestite, Angelite, Apophyllite) to surround yourself with good vibes and to help open divine communication.

Moldavite helps to elevate our consciousness and helps us to connect to the Ascended Masters.

Rutilated (Angel hair) Quartz. This powerful crystal helps to cleanse and realign our chakras. This is also a great meditation stone that teaches us patience while promoting both calm and balance. Connection to the divine realms can also be found by using this stone

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

I invite you to share my work as long as no changes are made and to check out my websites:

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 22, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 22, 2021

Good Morning & Blessed Autumn Equinox 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

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September Quotes

“Smoke hangs like haze over harvested fields,
The gold of stubble, the brown of turned earth
And you walk under the red light of fall
The scent of fallen apples, the dust of threshed grain
The sharp, gentle chill of fall.
Here as we move into the shadows of autumn
The night that brings the morning of spring
Come to us, Lord of Harvest
Teach us to be thankful for the gifts you bring us …”

  • Autumn Equinox Ritual

gardendigest.com

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September Events 2021

Sept. 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins (Sept 2- 29)

Sept. 6 Labor Day/ New Moon at 5:51 pm PST/ 6:51 pm MST/ 8:51 pm EST

Sept. 20 Full Harvest Moon at 4:54 pm PST/ 5:54 pm MST/ 7:54 pm EST

Sept. 22 Mabon/ Fall Equinox/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 27 Mercury Retrograde 9Sept. 72- Oct. 18)

Sept. 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins (Sept. 30- Oct


LearnReligions: The Magical Energy of Apples

Apples are found in the mythology and legends of many cultures around the world. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, since apples have been around for a very long time—petrified apple fragments dating back as far as five thousand years ago have been discovered! According to pomologists

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Mabon 🍁 The Autumn Equinox | How to celebrate | Simple ideas, DIYs & Rituals

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“The Druids call this celebration, Mea’n Fo’mhair, and honor the Green Man, the God of the Forest, by offering libations to trees.
Offerings of ciders, wines, herbs and fertilizer are appropriate at this time…. Mabon is considered a time of the Mysteries. It is
a time to honor Aging Deities and the Spirit World….”

  • Mabon by Akasha

gardendigest.com

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ThoughtCo: Grapevine Legends and Lore

Much like the apple, the grape is one of those fruits that has a significant amount of magic associated with it. First and foremost, the grape harvest—and the wine that it produces—has been associated with fertility deities like Egypt’s Hathor, the lusty Roman Bacchus, and his Greek counterpart, Dionysus.

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Pagan Playlist:Mabon

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“The tale of Mabon of Modron, the Welsh God, (the “great son of the great mother”), also known as the Son of Light, the Young Son, or Divine Youth, is celebrated. The Equinox is also the birth of Mabon, from his mother Modron, the Guardian of the Outerworld, the Healer, the Protector, the Earth. Mabon was taken after he is a mere three nights old (some variations of the legend say he is taken after three years). Through the wisdom of the living animals — the Stag, Blackbird, Owl, Eagle and Salmon — Mabon is freed from his mysterious captivity. All the while Mabon had rested within his mother’s womb; a place of nurturing and challenge. With strength and lessons gained within the magickal Outerworld (Modron’s womb), Mabon is soon reborn as his mother’s Champion, the Son of Light, wielding the strength and wisdom acquired during his captivity.”

  • Joyous Mabon
  • gardendigest.com

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DIY Decor for Mabon! Witchcraft-Wicca-Magic-Pagan-Witch-Sigils-Fall Equinox- Autumn Equinox

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Elephant Journal: Learn to Let Go Through the Power of the Fall Equinox.

Autumn is a time to harvest the fruits of your work and your life.
It’s also a powerful period of transformation and letting go.

Autumn offers a special gift from the trees: the splendor of transforming foliage. A light show of blazing red, orange, and golden leaves enchants many locations, a feast for an empath’s senses.

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Exemplore; 7 Crystals to Use for Mabon
CLAIRE

Mabon, also known as the autumn equinox, is the second harvest festival in the pagan wheel of the year. At this time all or the majority of grain crops have been harvested and stored for winter, and there is an abundance of fruits and vegetables. This is a time of plenty, gratitude, celebrating the stability of home and hearth, and sharing our bounty with those who are less fortunate.

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EarthSky News: Equinox Sun Is Over Earth’s Equator

The 2020 autumnal equinox for the Northern Hemisphere (spring equinox for the Southern Hemisphere) happens on Tuesday, September 22, at 19:21 UTC. At this special moment – the instant of the September equinox – the sun is at zenith, or straight overhead, as seen from Earth’s equator.

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Patheos-Pagan: Between Two Worlds: Blessed by the Goddess
BRIANNE RAVEN WOLF

I have been Blessed by the Goddess. In more ways that I could have ever imagined. She has been there beside me through thick and thin.

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Pagan Playlist: Lisa Thiel – Mabon (Autumn Equinox)

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Inner Journey: Are You Aware

“The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.”
— Julie Cameron

How aware are you of:

  • your senses?
  • your body — its condition, needs and wisdom?
  • your fears?
  • your defences – how you hide what you’re really feeling?
  • your self talk?
  • your beliefs and their power to create your reality?
  • your passions?
  • your purpose?

Go on a treasure hunt to discover your authentic self and the truth of life in and around you!

“Relative to the level of awareness that is possible for us, our ordinary state of consciousness is as far from a direct experience of reality as sleep is from waking consciousness.”
— Don Richard Riso & Russ Hudson

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Has anyone ever told you, that you have a knack for making people feel special?

Important? Like they really matter?

I should know.

A million thanks, “dude”

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Vegetable-Fruit Purees for Fall

As summer fades into fall, apples and squash are not only healthful but plentiful. Cooked together, their rich flavors and compatible textures blend well for a vegetable purée side dish.

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Magical Correspondences for Mabon

September 22, 2021

Colors: All shades of red, gold, brown, rust

Deities: All harvest deities, Earth Mother/Sky Father, Persephone, Epona, Greenman, Mabon

Symbols: acorns, dried flowers, pine cones, chrysanthemums, ferns, ivy. cornucopia, Indian corn, grapes and grains.

Food & Drink: Wine, ground veggies (potatoes, onions etc), beans, squash and multi-grain breads

Herbs: marigold, sage, myrrh, honeysuckle, rose, sweetgrass

Sacred Stones: All yellow stones, Lapis, multi colored agates

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Daily Tarot: Mabon/Autumn Equinox Tarot Spread

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Take What Is Offered: Cat’s Angel Message for September 22, 2021

Take What Is Offered: Cat’s Angel Message for September 22, 2021

September’s Theme: “What Do I Want?” “What do I need?” These are questions that we often ask ourselves. So as we head into Autumn and the time of introspection dig deep and harvest the answers that will help you on your path.

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Choices = Change and Change brings new choices that propel us forward. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Take What Is Offered

922: Today the Universe is letting us know that some of the stepping stones needed for creating the life we want is within our grasp as a window of power and opportunity opens before us. This is a reminder that you have the strength and the skills necessary to make this happen. As always, there are choices. Will you use the skills that you have or hide them away. Let your inner guidance take the lead but don’t be afraid to ask for help. The Universe and its helpers have your back so be clear about what you want and be willing to help by doing your part. Believing in yourself raises your energy vibration and acts as a magnet to blessings and new opportunities. Follow your inner vision and let your light shine.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Chamuel helps us to recover things we have lost. while he usually works with lost items he can also help when we feel out of balance by showing us the reason behind it. He also assists us as we navigate our path by helping us to find the direction and guidance that needed to move forward on this journey of self discovery. If you feel like you have wandered off your path and are having trouble finding your way back he can help you get your bearings

The Ascended Master Vywamus encourages us to continuously and consciously seek inspiration through the discovery and rediscovery of our own natural abilities and talents. He teaches us that healing can be found in change. If something is holding you back he can teach you how to let it go or let it be so you can continue moving forward.

The Hindu Goddess Lakshmi teaches us that good things happen when we embrace the world with a grateful and appreciative heart. She tells us ” You are worthy of so many wonderful things but first you must get out of your own way! Let me help you to clear the way so that these gifts can be given to you. Make room and feel the lightness it creates within your spirit.”,

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Black Banded Agate which helps us start new things, embrace new beginnings and projects. It promotes the creativity needed to make things happen. The patterns in this stone invite inspiration and creative flow.

Amethyst helps us to make decisions by promoting common sense and spiritual insight. It also enables us to set realistic goals and sets us on the road to personal achievement. This crystal is a powerful protector and helps to shield us from unwanted energies while dispelling anxiety and fear. It helps the thought process by providing focus and clearing the way to good decision making.

Okenite helps clear away obstacles and teaches us the important lesson that the universe is filled with unlimited possibilities when we allow ourselves to face and adapt to change. It helps us to find our inner strength so that we can finish what we start.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 21, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 21, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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September Quotes

“the air is different today
the wind sings with a new tone
sighing of changes
coming
the harvest gathered
a flower, a nut
some mead, and bread
a candle and a prayer
returning the fruits
in thanksgiving
to the grove
and receiving
it’s blessing
again”

  • Rhawk, Alban Elfed

gardendigest.com

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September Events 2021

Sept. 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins (Sept 2- 29)

Sept. 6 Labor Day/ New Moon at 5:51 pm PST/ 6:51 pm MST/ 8:51 pm EST

Sept. 20 Full Harvest Moon at 4:54 pm PST/ 5:54 pm MST/ 7:54 pm EST

Sept. 22 Mabon/ Fall Equinox/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 27 Mercury Retrograde 9Sept. 72- Oct. 18)

Sept. 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins (Sept. 30- Oct)


Nature Witchcraft: Transferring a Tree Spirit, A Ritual For Fallen Trees

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Spiritual Unite: RED CARDINAL MEANING: SPIRITUAL SYMBOLISM WHEN YOU SEE A RED CARDINAL
The Red Cardinal is a North American bird that has been associated with spirituality. Red Cardinals are known to have spiritual meaning in many cultures, as well as Native American tribes

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ThoughtCo: Mabon (Autumn Equinox) Folklore and Traditions

Interested in learning about some of the traditions behind the celebrations of the autumn equinox? Find out why Mabon is important, learn about the legend of Persephone and Demeter, the symbolism of stags, acorns and oaks, and explore the magic of apples and more!

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Journey Into Dreams: GOATS DREAM MEANING

Goats can mean many things in our dreams. They can represent our stubbornness, our playfulness, as well as our ability to adapt to new situations. Let’s look at some of the ways we can dream about goats and what it means!

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Daily Magick Snippets: Magickal Names From Stones

Aquamarine: (pale to medium blue-green)
This name is good for people ruled by a water sign or drawn to the ocean. It is also a good name for someone who tends toward desparation and feelings of inadequacy. This name can help you realize your own self worth or for someone who has made a major transformation in their life.

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Dark Academia Witch Crafts part ii 🕯 𝔥𝔬𝔪𝔢𝔪𝔞𝔡𝔢 𝔠𝔞𝔫𝔡𝔩𝔢𝔰, 𝔴𝔦𝔱𝔠𝔥 𝔰𝔞𝔩𝔱, 𝔯𝔦𝔱𝔲𝔞𝔩 𝔬𝔦𝔩

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Spirituality & Health: Do a Sacred Home Cleanse Using Vibrational Energy Clearing

by Shannon Kaiser

Just like our physical bodies, our homes can become cluttered with energy that doesn’t serve us.

When you think of your wellbeing tool kit, supplements, plant-based meals, exercise, and meditation are probably among the first things that come to mind, but do you focus on the wellbeing for your home? Just like our physical bodies, our homes can become cluttered with energy that doesn’t serve us. Using vibrational energy healing to harness the power of harmony can help recalibrate and balance your space.

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Treehugger: 20 Amazing Desert Plants and Where to Spot Them Around the World

A third of the world’s land surface is covered by desert. Some of the driest places on Earth are also home to some of the most intriguing plants in the world.

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EarthSky News: Gamma Cephei, The Future North Star

Gamma Cephei, also called Errai, is a moderately bright 3rd-magnitude star in the northern constellation Cepheus the King. Cepheus looks like a child’s depiction of a house, with Gamma Cephei marking the peak of the roof. This fascinating star has played a major role in our understanding of exoplanets, especially in multiple star systems. Interestingly, by 4,000 CE, Gamma Cephei will move into position – due to the Earth’s axial precession – to become our North Star.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Pew Doors of St. Cuthbert’s – A Cautionary Tale for Us All
JOHN BECKETT

What happens when we cling to religious edifices from a bygone era even though they cause more harm than good in our times? Here’s an interesting story that serves as an illustration, and as a cautionary tale for all of us.

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Pagan Playlist: Karliene – Beren and Lúthien

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Higher Awareness

DO YOU GIVE TO GET?

“I have sensed a growing discontent amongst many who are on their spiritual path. A common theme appears to be — ‘I have been serving God for so long and have given up so much and it has been such a struggle — when am I going to get my reward?’”
— Wendy Munroe

It’s interesting to become aware of how we participate in the dynamic exchange of giving and receiving. When we give, do we do so whole-heartedly? Or do we do so with the ulterior motive of wanting something in return?

It’s not wise to be always looking for a deal. The universe never short-changes us. We can afford to be generous. When something of value is given, something of value must be returned.

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
— Mother Teresa

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Appreciating what you have little of is easy

Appreciating what you have lots and lots of takes a spiritual master.

And you so have lots,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Nana’s Apple Crumble

A family favorite, this apple crumble was originally my grandmother Hazel’s recipe which my mom made on a regular basis. She would make two at a time to take to sick or shut-in friends, or to potlucks. There is never any left. Serve warm with French vanilla yogurt.

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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

Element: Fire


Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
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.

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Daily Wisdom
September 21, 2021

Openness


“Change is the watchword of progression. When we rite of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view.”

-Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Being open means being open to change. Change shakes up the old and moves life forward. Change helps to broaden our horizons and gives us a chance to experience new things.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

Indecision is not necessarily a bad thing, but taken to extremes it can make you pessimistic and defeatist. Take the time you need to make the choices you need but don’t get bogged down and grind to a halt. Take yourself in hand and refuse to feel helpless in the face of a challenging (or tempting) situation. Refuse to be rushed by anyone, too.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

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You’ve Got This: Cat’s Angel Message for September 21, 2021

You’ve Got This: Cat’s Angel Message for September 21, 2021

September’s Theme: “What Do I Want?” “What do I need?” These are questions that we often ask ourselves. So as we head into Autumn and the time of introspection dig deep and harvest the answers that will help you on your path.

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A light-ness of being happens when we just let go. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: You’ve Got This

921: Many of our daily readings revolve around faith, in both the universe and in yourself. I’m sure that you’ve noticed that some days your faith is strong while on others you may feel like things aren’t working out or that what you do doesn’t matter. (This is normal, it happens) Take a moment to acknowledge your feelings, even indulge in a short pity party if you like, then pick yourself up, dust yourself off and remind yourself that you are worthy, strong and nothing will hold you back. Today, the angels want us to know that everything we do is important, even the small things. Help and support are always available and it’s only a request away. If your faith is feeling puny today start by grounding, clearing and centering and then ask (Spirit, angels, masters) for a little TLC and support. Make sure to release any negative thoughts and feelings that you may be holding and regain your light-ness of being!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Raphael teaches us that it is through our spiritual journey that we can heal our selves and our lives and regain our self confidence and faith. This opens our spiritual eyes so that we may see what we have and how blessed we truly are as it teaches us how to make room for new things through the clearing out process. He helps to clear the way so that we can achieve balance by removing the blocks associated with giving and receiving by promoting flexibility in thinking and attitude.

 The Ascended Master Sanat Kumara teaches us that we have an unlimited supply of personal power and helps us find the energy we need to keep going and rise above negative experiences and thought patterns. This gives us the skills we need to  strengthen our personal boundaries so that we can be and stay strong in situations where we need to be.

The Hindu Goddess Devi helps us to find meaning in our lives and gently guides us in learning to follow our own inner wisdom. She says “Take my hand and let me guide you on your journey of self discovery. You need only look within to find your true meaning. Release your cares to me and I will purify your heart and spirit so that new information can be sent to you. “

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Agate. This humble stone is the perfect one for grounding and balancing our energies. It also helps by raising our consciousness to access our higher self and promoting the awareness and acceptance of who we are and where we want to go in life. It nurtures our spiritual growth and inner strength by helping us to make the most of our life experiences.

Orange Calcite helps us to embrace our own power and the abilities we possess while eliminating self-defeating thinking. It also helps to balance the emotions and calm our fears so that we can work through problems and temporary setbacks so we may reach our full potential. It helps to dissolve problems and insecurities that can arise when we are faced with new opportunities.

 Charoite. This multi-hued mineral is a stone of transformation. It helps to open our hearts to the concept of unconditional love and brings those energies forward. Charoite  enhances our perception and  helps to ground our spiritual nature into everyday reality and helps us to see ways we can be of service.  This stone can be used to reduce stress and worry as it helps us to overcome fear

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Mabon/ Autumn Equinox/ Harvest Home

Mabon/ Autumn Equinox/ Harvest Home

September 22, 2021

Colors: All shades of red, gold, brown, rust

Deities: All harvest deities, Earth Mother/Sky Father, Persephone, Epona, Greenman, Mabon

Symbols: acorns, dried flowers, pine cones, chrysanthemums, ferns, ivy. cornucopia, Indian corn, grapes and grains.

Food & Drink: Wine, ground veggies (potatoes, onions etc), beans, squash and multi-grain breads

Herbs: marigold, sage, myrrh, honeysuckle, rose, sweetgrass

Sacred Stones: All yellow stones, Lapis, multi colored agates

Mabon Activities: This is such a beautiful season to go outside! Take some nature walks and collect pinecones, acorns, colored leaves and interesting seeds and pods for decorating your home and altar. Other activities include making gourd rattles, harvesting from your garden, share your gardens abundance with others, fill your bird feeders with treats for your avian friends. Most of all, count your blessings. Have everyone in your family make a list of all the things they are thankful for and then read them aloud. I will also include my favorite activity…”feeding the trees”. We share a drink of apple cider or wine with our trees. This honors not only the tree spirit but The Greenman as well.

Mabon (pronounced May-bon, May-bone, May-bun, May-bawn) is celebrated at the time of the Autumn Equinox on or around September 21. This festival marks the completion of the harvest begun at Lughnasadh. It is named after the celtic god Mabon. Other names for this Lesser Sabbat include Harvest Home, Festival of Dionysus, The Feast of Avalon, Mea’n Fo’mhair (druid), Winter Finding (norse), Equinozio di Autunnio (strega).

On this day, day and night are again equal and time holds it’s breath as the Dying God gets ready to leave his physical body and begin the great journey to the Summerland. He sees this as the last great adventure of renewal and rebirth. The Goddess who is drowsing in the waning warmth of summer feels her love getting ready to depart as well as the new life growing in her womb.

The threefold theme for this Sabbat is Balance- Gratitude- Reflection. This is also a time of balance not only within nature but within ourselves and our lives. On the great wheel Mabon is balanced by Ostara. It is traditional to clean the unnecessary clutter from your home and life as well as blessing the thresholds of your house. Look back on everything you have done in the past year and with your life. Congratulate yourself on your accomplishments and make note of the areas you need to improve upon. Give thanks to the Lady and Lord, yourself and to everyone who has helped to get where your on this day! This is a wonderful time to do spells of balancing in preparation of the time of relfection that will be coming up at Samahain.

A Mabon Thought…. by Cat

On this day I am Thankful.

I am thankful for being able to rise and greet the day when there are those who cannot……..

I am thankful for my health and the health of my family, when so many others are sick……

I am thankful for having a home when so many are homeless……….

I am thankful for my family, friends, and pets when so many spend their lives alone………

I am thankful for having a loving spouse when many live with =buse……….

I am thankful for the food on my table when others are starving………

I am thankful for my job when so many are out of work……….

I am thankful for just being here and being able to participate in the adventure called life………

On this day I remember how important it is to give thanks everyday even when it seems like I have nothing to be thankful for

On this day I give thanks for all that I have no matter how small it seems.

On this day I acknowledge how blessed I really am and I give thanks to the people and events in my life that have helped me to be the person I am today……….

I am thankful………………….

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