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.

The Celtic Month of Ivy / Gort/ Gwinwydden runs from Sept 30- Oct 27

The Celtic Month of Ivy / Gort/ Gwinwydden runs from Sept 30- Oct 27

“Oh, a dainty plant is the Ivy green,
That creepeth o’er ruins old!
Of right choice food are his meals, I ween,
In his cell so lone and cold.
The wall must be crumbled, the stone decayed,
To pleasure his dainty whim:
And the mouldering dust that years have made
Is a merry meal for him.
Creeping where no life is seen,
A rare old plant is the Ivy green.”

Charles Dickens: The Ivy Green

IVY LORE

The ancient celts and in particular the Druids held ivy in high regard. In Wales ivy was related to the goddess Arianrhod, and was used in her ritual of opening a portal into the Otherworld also known as the dark side of the moon and the Realm of Faery. This realm is symbolized by the butterfly and gives ivy a mysterious and mystical aspect. Persephone is also associated with this month, this begins the time when she departs for the underworld for the dark half of the year. This month is a time of settlement and reconciliation as it relates to karma. This month also corresponds to the Hunters Moon which is this month’s full moon. It relates to female hunting animals wolf (Brigid), boar (Garbh Ogh), Lioness (Sekhemet)

This plant is associated with the Goddess because it grows in a spiral
This plant is sacred to the God Dionysus and during the Bacchanal people would run around waving the thyrsus which were actually fir branches that were wrapped with ivy. And the ancient Greeks would give a wreath of ivy to newlyweds as a symbol of fidelity.

PLANT INFORMATION

This “super vine” has great strength because of its ability to force it’s way into solid rock and it was powerful enough to kill a full-grown oak tree. Ivy is another Celtic tree that is not a tree, and it depends upon a real tree to give it support. It is a member of the Ginseng family although it is considered an evergreen and it represents the ever-blooming aspect of the human psyche. It develops yellowish flowers in October and then blackberries.

Ivy is a POISONOUS plant and while it is said to have been used for medicinal purposes (like curing hangovers and cleansing wounds) I would highly recommend AGAINST it, as all parts of this plant are poisonous.

IVY IN MAGIC

In its magical role, it protects against evil spirits negativity and disaster. and is a symbol of loyalty, healing rituals, and longtime friendships. It can be used in love charms to promote fidelity. As a magical name, Ivy denotes strength, and to give someone ivy as a gift states “attachment” and be mine forever.

IVY PEOPLE

People born in this month are balanced by Reed people. In their own right, Ivy people have great stamina and talents that can bring them great public honors. Ivies also tend to radiate success even when they are not so fortunate. They are colorful and unique individuals who can be manipulative and use their power ruthlessly to get what they want. The key for Ivy people is not to abuse this power.

Deities: Dionysus, Artemis, Ariadne, Bacchus, Osiris, Arianrhod, Danu, Hel, Persephone, Rhea, Frey, Ogma, Cerrunos

Sacred Stones: Opal, Chysoberyl, Alexandrite

Colors: Blue and light brown/tan

Animals: Butterfly, swallow, mute swan, lark

written by CatSister 2010 sources:
The New Book of Magical Names by Phoenix McFarland
Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs
Whispers from the Woods by Sandra Kynes
dutchie.org
controverscial.com
crystalforest.com

invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Creating Yourself: Cat’s Angel Message for September 30, 2022

Creating Yourself: Cat’s Angel Message for September 30, 2022

September’s Theme: “What Do I Want?” “What do I need?” These are some of the 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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There is a new and updated version of YOU waiting in the wings! ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Creating Yourself

930: As September comes to a close give yourself a big hug. Take a moment and feel the loving energy of the Universe as it surrounds you. Today’s number embraces the principles of communication, common ground, and promoting harmony between yourself and others. Remember that you are an amazing being with so many gifts to share and the angels are reminding us not to be afraid to share your truth and love with others. The world as a whole needs more teachers, givers, and nurturers and you definitely qualify as that. The Universe and its helpers are at your call so make your requests and take the necessary steps to help create a new reality for yourself!

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!). 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, Saint Padre Pio, keeps us on the path of spiritual and personal growth. As we continue to grow so do our abilities like intuition, compassion, and seeing through the eyes of love. His energy is strong and optimistic which helps to boost our faith and confidence.

The Chinese Goddess Kuan Yin, who embodies compassion and mercy says, “You are a beautiful soul and have so much to offer. I can guide you on the path of self-love and help you to embrace the confidence you need to free your mind, heart, and spirit. Be gentle with yourself. Joy comes from embracing the simple things which frees the energy needed to assist the creation process and help others along the way.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

The gentle energy of Blue Lace Agate helps our overall communication skills by teaching us to freely express thoughts and feelings in a peaceful manner. it also allows us to find balance and emotional calm during times of stress

Amazonite. This stone is sometimes called the stone of hope. It helps us to speak our truth with confidence and instills us with hope itself. It calms and soothes frayed nerves during times of stress and helps us to feel and embrace universal love. It works with both heart and throat chakras.

Rose Quartz. This soft pink crystal is the ultimate nurturer of compassion and loving energy. It soothes the heart, mind, and spirit. It helps us to bring out the best part of ourselves so that we can help and heal not only ourselves but others as well

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 Thursday, September 29, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, September 29, 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

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September Quotes

“There ought to be gardens for all months in the year, in which, severally, things of beauty may be then in season.”

Sir Francis Bacon

gardendigest.com

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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

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Spirit Library: Your Gift to the Universes
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

Instead of believing you must do or should be something, allow yourself to flow into yourself.

Of course, flowing into yourself has long been part of your new you theme.

Read more….

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NEW HALLOWEEN DIYS / DOLLAR TREE NAPKIN DIYs! Elegant Halloween DIYs

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Spirituality & Health: Building a Garden of Boundaries: A Practice to Honor Sensitivity
by Asia Suler

In this excerpt from Mirrors in the Earth, an herbalist and flower essence practitioner offers her guidance on cultivating a mental garden—with yourself as the center.

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Spiritual Unite:WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SEE A MOUSE IN A DREAM?
Susan Brunton

What Does It Mean To See a Mouse in a Dream? Mice are generally seen as adorable pets or pests. They are creatures that demonstrate instinct, tenacity, and versatility.

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MBG: The 12 Laws Of Karma: What Are They & Why Do They Matter?

If you’ve ever heard the expressions, “What goes around comes around,” or “You reap what you sow,” you already know a little something about karma. According to who you ask, karma operates in accordance with 12 specific rules or laws. Here, we’re outlining what karma is all about, plus the 12 laws that rule it, according to spirituality experts.

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Cozy Moments of Early Fall

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Exemplore:5 Daily Pagan Rituals
ASHTEINAUG 3, 2022

Formal pagan rituals take time—they need to be researched, written, prepared, and finally performed. Modern life is busy, and people have so many commitments. Finding the time and energy for a formal ritual is often difficult.

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Treehugger: What’s the Difference Between Coyotes and Wolves?
A surefire way to discern between these two canines? Check the snout and ears.

From a distance, it can be challenging to tell a wolf from a coyote. But if you’ve seen one of these similar-looking creatures, chances are you’ve eyed a coyote. Wide-spread and plentiful, coyotes thrive in habitats where people have transformed the natural landscape.

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EarthSky News: Mercury greatest morning elongation October 8

Mercury will become visible near the sunrise point around the last few days of September 2022. Mercury will be brightest before sunrise from early to mid-October.

When to watch: Beginning the last few days of September, start watching for Mercury in the eastern sky before sunrise. Greatest elongation

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Patheos-Pagan: Herbal Magick: Conjuring Comfrey
SEPTEMBER 25, 2022 BY LILITH DORSEY

Comfrey is a delightful plant that can do many things both spiritual and mundane. It may not be as popular as sage or lavendar, but it is infinitely valuable nonetheless.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Skalti – Fimbultýr (Viking song)

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Inner Journey:

THE PATH TO WHOLENESS

We think that God has blessed us if we don’t have too many troubles. In fact, religions have erroneously taught us that pain is punishment for our sins. We often ask, “What have I done wrong?” when things do not go the way we want.

Yet, to become ourselves in the truest and deepest sense, we must face our own duality, which of course includes facing our darkness. As souls we strive for wholeness, not for perfection.

At first, we really don’t know what is going on. We just find life difficult, challenging and often painful. Eventually, after much experience and reflection, we start to find meaning in it all. Eventually, we gladly accept the means whereby we can do theSoul work we have come for.

As we become conscious as Souls, we walk our journey purposefully, embracing the reality of our earthly nature along with the truth of our divine nature.

“When we are conscious of our personal uniqueness and our universal nature we express ourselves creatively. In this way we fulfill our dreams and our life purpose.”
— Andrew Schneider

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It does little good to say you want something and then “just in case” prepare to do without.

Myself and 10,000 angels await,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Tacos de Papa (Potato Tacos)

I remember my mother making these potato tacos when I was growing up. We loved them! And they’re great with mashed potatoes.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli 
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
September 29, 2022

Leadership

“Divide and rule, the politician cries;

Unite and lead, is watchword of the wise.”

-Goethe (1749-1832)

It has been said a million different ways, a million different times: we’re all in this together. Great leaders understand this and show us just how much we have in common. Together, with all of our talents and intelligence working as one, we can accomplish so much, more so than we ever could alone.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star


You can make today memorable purely by the strength of your unfailing hope for all things to work out for the best. No matter how muddled the events of the day, how confused or how many mixed messages people give you, especially at work, your innate hopeful spirit will cut through most of the mist and give you good results. Look forward to many satisfying encounters, however little or much gets done.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts 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/

It’s Paying Off: Cat’s Angel Message for September 29, 2022

It’s Paying Off: Cat’s Angel Message for September 29, 2022

September’s Theme: “What Do I Want?” “What do I need?” These are some of the 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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You are doing an amazing job! You’ve totally got this! ~Cat

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Today’s Message: It’s Paying Off

929: As we close in on the end of September we are being given a gentle reminder about the completion of projects. If you have been working hard on something, either personal or work-related, now is the time to tie up any loose ends and finish out the month in style. We are all capable of making a difference whether it’s for ourselves or for others. Remember, the things that we do are important, both large and small, and the good you send out returns to you full circle. Believe in yourself and in the Universe and make miracles happen. Your dedication and hard work are paying off and you can feel good about a job well done!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Gabriel helps us to access our inner wisdom and shows us how it can guide and inspire us. She teaches us the importance of communication on all levels and helps us to overcome our fears so that we can complete the things we start.

The Ascended Master Saint Germain provides courage and direction as we navigate life’s ups and downs. He teaches us how to clear the way and free our minds from worry so that we can work on more important things. while his “big brother” energy surrounds us with loving protection. He can also help us when dealing with those well-meaning people who try to push us away from our path.


The Hawaiian fire goddess Pele helps us to ignite our inner fire. This fire when channeled correctly helps to fuel our passions and sense of purpose. She is a goddess of empowerment and teaches us about honest communication and how it aids our goal setting and getting. “Within you lives the sacred fire that gives life to your greatest dreams and passions. This part of you must be allowed to come forward, not smothered beneath fear, resentment or the expectations of others. Your fire will help you forge new paths!”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Citrine. This happy and sunny crystal draws abundance and brings our self-confidence forward. It promotes the optimistic mindset necessary to activate the manifestation process and nudges us into action.  We can also use Citrine to help us sift through information and analyze situations so that we can move forward with positive intent. Citrine also helps us go with the flow and encourages us to explore all options so that we can make the best decisions for our journey.

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.

Mookite, a form of Jasper that comes in many creamy color combinations, promotes decision-making and versatility. These things are important when we are faced with new experiences and find ourselves faced with the need to take action. It encourages us to be flexible during times of change and helps us to embrace new experiences with an open sense of adventure.

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 Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday, September 28, 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

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September Quotes

“Rain, rain, welcome back,
We’ve missed your song,
Your splatter and smack
On our dusty brown clay, dry so long.
Since last May we’ve not had a drop,
From grey-black clouds swriling by,
Or smelled wet earth, or stepped in muddy slop,
Or listened to thunder from the sky.”

Michael P. Garofalo, Valley Spirit Journal, 2004

gardendigest.com

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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

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Spirit Library: Are You Settling?
Ann Albers

Hi All,

This week the angels challenged me to look at areas in life where I was settling vs. creating. It was an interesting exercise and dramatically improved a few things that had big impact. From their perspective we deserve to love everything in our lives. Read on and hear their loving view. I’ll share tips and stories as always 🙂

Read more….

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The Spellbook Series || Safe Travels Talisman{Moon Spells} The Witch of Wanderlust

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Spirituality & Health: Bee-ing Here Now: Lessons From Honey Bees
by Sarah Bowen

What spiritual lessons can we glean from pollinators? Our resident animal chaplain offers wisdom from honeybees.
“What is that?” the mechanic queried, staring at a fuzzy spot on my Jeep’s engine block. I spied an intact, but most certainly dead, honey bee. “Oh no!” I gasped, reaching to relocate the tiny body into my palm. “Awwww,” gushed my burly companion.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Profile of The Greek God Poseidon

By Patti Wigington
Updated on August 02, 2018


In Greek mythology and legend, Poseidon is the god of the sea. However, his domain includes some aspects of the land as well, and in fact he is known as “earth-shaker” in many stories, because of his penchant for causing earthquakes.

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MBG: What To Know If You Pull The Temperance Tarot Card In A Reading

Whether you’re looking for answers about the past, insight into the present, or guidance for the future, a tarot reading can help you tap into the power of divination (and your intuition) in a new way. And of all 78 cards in a traditional deck, the Temperance card is a serious call for balance. Here’s what to know if you pull it in a reading.

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Silly Symphonies – The Skeleton Dance

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Exemplore: How to Create Magical Sigils Using a Computer
CLAIREAUG 3, 2022

What Is a Sigil?
A sigil is a symbol that has special significance. These can be used in magic as abstract symbols to focus your unconscious mind on a particular problem or wish.

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Moody Moons Blog: 8 Daily Magical Practices That Take Less Than 8 Minutes

The key to successful witchcraft isn’t in the books you read. It’s not the quality of gemstones on your altar. It’s got absolutely nothing to do with how long ago you started or which path you chose.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: International Observe the Moon Night is October 1

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is October 1, 2022. It’s a worldwide event for moon-lovers, held annually since 2010. It’s scheduled each northern fall, on a night when the moon is near the first quarter phase. In October, 2022, the first quarter moon is October 3. So you’ll see a waxing crescent moon in the sky on Saturday evening.

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Patheos-Pagan: Building a Relationship with the Nature Spirits Where You Are
SEPTEMBER 25, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


Here’s a question that’s relevant to all of us, no matter where we live:

Can you write about your best advice for communicating with and establishing a good relationship with your local nature spirits, be it in the country or a city?

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Heilung | Anoana [Official Video]

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Inner Journey:

MAKING LIFE OUR OWN

“Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.”
— Stephen Vincent Benet

What’s needed for a new relationship with time and life?

Intention — Get really clear about what you want.

Desire — How much do you want something new for yourself? Know your motivation. Desire brings the energy for change.

Belief and/or willingness to trust you can have what you want. If belief is lacking, can you believe in the possibility that you can find a new way of living?

Perseverance, discipline — It takes time and effort to change attitudes and habits. We can’t expect a new life overnight.

Acceptance, both of what’s happening now and of who we are. Until we honestly and openly accept our present situation, we cannot change it.

A willingness to try something new.

“It is so easy to waste our lives: our days, our hours, our minutes. … It is so easy to exist instead of live. Unless you know there is a clock ticking. So many of us changed our lives when we heard a biological clockand decided to have kids. But that sound is a murmur compared to the tolling of mortality.”
— Anna Quindlen

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

While I would actually LOVE to help every living soul on the planet remember who they were in prior lives, why the pyramids were really built, and how their past beliefs shape present manifestations, I’d infinitely prefer to help them live this lifetime to the fullest, learn some new tricks, and live their dreams.

Which, incidentally, is the only reason anyone ever chooses to come back.

Let’s do this,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 5 Apple Scone Recipes That’ll Make It Feel Like Fall

“Cozy” doesn’t even begin to describe these wonderfully autumnal pastries. In this collection of our best apple scone recipes, you’ll find absolutely delicious ways to make the most of apple season:

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
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

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Daily Wisdom
September 28, 2022

Leadership

“Great leadership arises out of great conflict.”

-James MacGregor Burns

In turbulent times, we often find that the best is brought out in us. When there is a need, we rise to the occasion. All of our natural instincts kick in and we help, and serve, and show compassion and empathy. It happens time and time again. But we don’t need to wait for a crisis to help each other. There are opportunities for us to do so every day.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

You have a magic touch today. The right word or action at the right time can instantly turn things around and morph a challenge into an easy opportunity. This is not something to take for granted or to exploit, though. Use your power with a very light touch, if at all. It’s possible that a mere thought or unspoken intention could have influence.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts 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/

Embrace Your Power: Cat’s Angel Message for September 28, 2022

Embrace Your Power: Cat’s Angel Message for September 28, 2022

September’s Theme: “What Do I Want?” “What do I need?” These are some of the 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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You have the power to make things happen so use it to your best advantage! ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Embrace Your Power

928: Whether we realize it or not the Universe provides support for your purpose as well as everything that is needed to make things happen. Today we are being guided to reflect on our path as the angels ask this important question, ” Are you doing what you love?” Too often we find ourselves stuck in relationships, jobs, and activities that we have outgrown or don’t enjoy. By letting these things go we are inviting the energy needed to create something better. By creating something better we are embracing the opportunities to do what we love. The key is in taking responsibility and then adding your energy to the equation (do your part). Don’t sit back and just wait for things to happen. By taking the necessary steps you will be ready to grab the opportunities when they appear. If you miss one by hesitating it will come back around but it may take a while to reappear. Strengthen your resolve to make forward progress a priority. Ask for what you need to make this happen and embrace your power as a creator to ensure you are doing your part.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Jophiel the angel of Illumination and wisdom, fills us with beautiful, loving thoughts and uplifting energy which helps us to create a fresh approach to life. Jophiel tells us that goodness and beauty surround us all the time. By keeping ourselves open to receiving these blessings it draws the things we need directly to us. This is a reminder that slowing down activates our creative mind and makes these things easier to visualize and grasp and by taking the time to “smell the roses” the attitude of gratitude flows more easily.

The Ascended Master Kuthumi helps us to navigate the distractions of everyday life. He encourages us to focus on what’s important right now and to stop fighting the things that we have no control over, which blocks our problem-solving, creative flow, and power as a creator. Things flow easier when we are not struggling against the “what if and maybes.

 The Hindu Mother Goddess Durga teaches us how to create boundaries and maintain them as well as protect ourselves from the negative or controlling energy of others. She says:  ” Personal boundaries are important to your well-being. It is sometimes best to walk away. I can help you to step back and give you the self-assurance to do what is in your best interest.”

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 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.

Blue-Green Chrysocolla helps make smooth transitions and helps us to accept change with serenity by inviting the energy of universal love into our personal experiences. It brings our inner strength and self-awareness forward which keeps our energy balanced and our creative side active which allows us to handle change more effectively.

 Unakite. This green and pink stone helps us to see blocks that we have erected within ourselves and then provides valuable insights on removing them so that we can move forward. It helps us to appreciate the present moment and works with both base and heart chakras.

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 Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday, September 27, 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

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September Quotes

“Taxi September along Jessore Road
Oxcart skeletons drag charcoal load
past watery fields thru rain flood ruts
Dung cakes on treetrunks, plastic-roof huts
Wet processions Families walk
Stunted boys big heads don’t talk
Look bony skulls & silent round eyes
Starving black angels in human disguise.”

Allen Ginsberg, September on Jessore Road

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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

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: The Goddess Ungirdled: Encounters with the Sacred Feminine
by Lisa Sarasohn

I came home the other night to find the Black Madonna in my kitchen. She’s inspecting my oven.

“Hello,” I say.

“Your oven’s a mess.”

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Witchy Autumn DIYs 🍂 & Makeover by a Forest Witch/ Alwyn Oak

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Spirituality & Health: Guided Meditation: The Healing Elixir Sleep Spell
by Julie Peters

This guided meditation will help you navigate your own healing journey by gifting you with a healing elixir.

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Learn Religions: Dog Folklore and Legends

By Patti Wigington
Updated on January 06, 2018


For thousands of years, man has found a companion in the dog. As time has passed, and both species have evolved, the dog has found his role in the myth and folklore of many cultures the world over

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10 Fantastic Fall Themed Crafts To Make At Home

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MBG:6 Root Chakra Exercises To Relieve Stress & Connect With Mother Nature

These grounding practices will help you to balance your first (root) chakra by building a healthy earth element in your body, which then translates to a healthier mind since the body and mind are so deeply interconnected. They are inspired by the Indian Goddess Shailputri,

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Exemplore:Scorpio, the Darkest Sign in the Zodiac
GRACE MARGUERITE WILLIAMSSEP 12, 2022

“Oh My God, Here Comes a Scorpio. Where Are We Going to Hide?”
When someone hears mention of the sign Scorpio, there’s a good chance they’ll let out a gasp!

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Treehugger: What’s the Difference Between Llamas and Alpacas?
The two look remarkably similar but differ in size, wool, and range.
By
Olivia Young

If you’re passing by a paddock filled with long-necked, wooly, cud-chewing camelids, it can be tough to know whether you’re looking at llamas or alpacas. To the untrained eye, the two look remarkably similar—

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EarthSky News: Zodiacal light: All you need to know

Zodiacal light is false dawn (or dusk)
The zodiacal light is a cone of eerie light above the sunrise or sunset point on the horizon. You’ll see it before morning dawn breaks or after evening twilight ends.

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Patheos-Pagan: What I Wish I’d Known about Being a Witch When I Started
SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON


I remember the early days of my witch-ventures. I read all the things, all the books, signed up for those mailing lists that sent you pages you could put into a binder, wrote about how I felt about the moon – and much more (now) embarrassing things.

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Pagan Playlist: Anilah – Medicine Chant

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Inner Journey:

VALUE JUST BEING

“To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.”
— Samuel Butler

Many of us have been taught to believe that we are valued for what we do, not just for who we are. ‘Doing’ is important, but to keep life in balance, we also need time to just ‘be.’

Henry David Thoreau expressed this so well in Walden Pond:

“There were times when I could not afford to sacrifice the bloom of the present moment to any work, whether of the head or hand.

“Sometimes, on a summer morning, I sat in my sunny doorway from sunrise till noon, rapt in a revery, amidst the pines and hickories and sumacs, in undisturbed solitude and stillness, while the birds sang around or flitted noiseless through the house, untilby the sun falling in at my west window, or the noise of some traveller’s wagon on the distant highway, I was reminded of the lapse of time.

“I grew in those seasons like corn in the night, and they were far better than any work of the hands would have been.”

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A Note from the Universe

Emotional pains are just truth knocking upon a door that’s been closed too long.

Always.

Let the sunshine in –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fig and Gorgonzola Israeli Couscous Salad

The classic flavor combo of figs and Gorgonzola cheese comes together in a delicious couscous salad. Make sure to use a good quality balsamic vinegar, as it makes all the difference here!

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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

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Daily Wisdom
September 27, 2022

Leadership

“The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.”

-John Buchan (1875-1940)

Great leaders see the greatness in the community. They understand what the community has to offer and they seek ways to express that. We can each be a leader, right where we are, just by noticing all the good around us, and bringing it to the attention of others.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

The biggest danger you face today is being aloof and thus fail to see an approaching problem. This can cost you the chance to intercept the difficulty and minimize it, if not avoid it all together. Pay attention without getting paranoid, and take nothing and no one for granted. Danger may not lurk within every single shadow, but a small misstep can sometimes cause problems that are way out of proportion to the cause.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts 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/

The Beauty of Today: Cat’s Angel Message for September 27, 2022

The Beauty of Today: Cat’s Angel Message for September 27, 2022

September’s Theme: “What Do I Want?” “What do I need?” These are some of the 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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Wear your confidence like a cloak. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: The Beauty of Today

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 and open far more doors. 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 and doorways to new things and experiences. Today we are being asked to embrace our confidence and let it shine. Stay focused on 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 Ariel ( the lion) teaches us that by embracing our divine spark we can open the doors to creating the life we want. Be bold like the lion and use your strength and focus to find a forward path.

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 White Tara embodies the beauty of Divine love and shows us the path to strengthening or restoring our faith. She says:  “Come and sit beside me. I will help ease the worry in your heart and teach you how to replace it with gratitude and joy. This is where faith dwells and we must only open the doors and invite it forward.” Tara’s name means “star”, and like a star, she helps to guide us along our path and through life.

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 or we have issues of faith.

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.

Ruby, which promotes energy and balance. This gemstone is also a stone of abundance, however, it tempers this with clarity and focus while eliminating self-destructive patterns that can get in the way of our goals and motivation.

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 Monday, September 26, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, September 26, 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

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September Quotes

“The falling leaves drift by the window
The autumn leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sun-burned hands I used to hold

Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I’ll hear old winter’s song
But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall.”

Autumn Leaves, Lyrics by Johnny Mercer and Jacques Prévert.

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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

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Spirit Library: Knowing Beauty
Jim Self

Zadkiel: Many changes are occurring within you on a physical level. There are components within the physical body that must be made to accommodate a fuller integration of the Lightbody into form. It is a change from the carbon base form into another form that you perceive as crystalline in nature.

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Lazy Day Witchcraft/ The Green Witch

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Learn Religions: Gods and Goddesses of Death and the Underworld

By Patti Wigington
Updated on November 27, 2019
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.

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MBG: Meet The 12 Zodiac Star Signs: Their Strengths, Weaknesses & More

If you’re dipping your toes into astrology, you might know a little bit about each of the 12 zodiac signs but want to learn more. Well, we’ve got you covered—here are the fundamentals of the 12 signs, from Aries to Pisces, according to astrologers.

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Exemplore:Ten Crystals for New Moon Intentions
CLAIREAUG 3, 2022

The new moon is a time of new beginnings, renewal and initiation. It is an excellent time to make decisions regarding changes in your life and to begin the process of attaining these.

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Treehugger: Reflections on a Weeklong Trip With Nature and Wildlife

What’s the cost of venturing into vast expanses of land?
By Mary Jo DiLonardo

The sky looks a little smaller today and the wildlife a little tamer.

We just got back from a weeklong trip through New Mexico where we traveled through desert landscapes, hiked up mountains, and walked through dry creek beds. We experienced nature and wildlife that was vastly different from what I’ve seen before.

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EarthSky News: Visible planets and night sky September and October 2022

Evening planets
Saturn is rising before sunset and is perfect for observing all evening.
Jupiter – brighter than all the stars – is rising near sunset and is visible most of the night. Jupiter’s opposition comes on September 26.
Mars is now rising before midnight and will rise around 10 p.m. local time by the end of the month.

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Patheos-Pagan: Worship, Practice, and Spirits from Pop Culture
SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


Today we have four questions: on worship, practice, spirits from pop culture, and comparing different Pagan traditions.

What is worship and why should we do it?
What is “worship” from a Pagan perspective, and is it necessary for a Pagan to worship a deity?

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Pagan Playlist: Songs for September- Indie/Folk Playlist, 2022

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Inner Journey:

APPRECIATION

“You can never get to peace and inner security without first acknowledging all of the good things in your life. If you’re forever wanting and longing for more without first appreciating things the way they are, you’ll stay in discord.”
— Doc Childre and Howard Martin

Develop an attitude of gratitude. We discover a sense of wholeness as we appreciate both the small and big things in our lives. And it really helps to remember to appreciate ourselves. Appreciation is more than just acceptance — it’s respect and admiration. Let go of criticism and self-abuse.

“Generally, appreciation means some blend of thankfulness, admiration, approval, and gratitude. In the financial world, something that ‘appreciates’ grows in value. With the power tool of appreciation, you get the benefit of both perspectives: as you learn to be consistently thankful and approving, your life will grow in value.”
— Doc Childre and Howard Martin

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A Note from the Universe

What can you now do,

that you’d like to do,

that you aren’t doing?

Do it,…….

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cheddar Cheese Scones

Light, flaky, cheesy, and just plain delicious scones!

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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

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Daily Wisdom
September 26, 2022

Leadership

“What you cannot enforce,

Do not command!”

-Sophocles (496? – 406 B.C.)

The laws of nature are always at play. There are some things that we just can’t control, nor would we want to! When we’re in the flow, we realize that right action takes place, in its own way and in its own time. Let God lead, and we’ll end up exactly where we want to be!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

Be strong in your convictions and don’t be distracted from doing your best. You may want to single out one good cause especially close to your heart and keep it in mind even if you don’t actively work or donate to that cause. Your spirit of dedication will improve your chances at accomplishing whatever else you’re pursuing. Feel virtuous and humble, and successful, too!

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts 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/

Keep Moving Forward: Cat’s Angel Message for September 26, 2022

Keep Moving Forward: Cat’s Angel Message for September 26, 2022

September’s Theme: “What Do I Want?” “What do I need?” These are some of the 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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Our evolution happens whether we are paying attention or not. But the best things happen when we take an active role in its creation. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Keep Moving Forward

926: Today the angels are reminding us of the importance of faith-based gratitude. Remember that gratitude keeps us grounded by keeping things in perspective. Autumn is the time of year when gratitude takes the lead and sets the tone for the new cycle. Take time today to ground and center and check your overall balance. Do things feel good or are you wobbly and tipping the scales and letting fear or worry take over?  If you feel off-center acknowledge your concerns and turn them over to the angels to transmute into something better. Remind yourself that you are worthy of great things and reflect on the good things that have happened recently. Even if it’s just one thing remember that it’s a starting point. So firm up your resolve and move forward. Do not backpedal or allow yourself to become stagnate. Success happens when we continue moving forward and by helping ourselves we receive the assistance that we need.

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 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 Buddha is our go-to guy when we feel “wobbly’. He teaches us that the key to happy living requires moderation and balance in all things. This includes the important balance between giving and receiving. When we are balanced we find that inner peace is ours!

  The Irish Goddess Dana helps us to generate abundance through gratitude. She says,  “While you wait for these blessings to arrive fill your heart with feelings of abundance. Engage yourself in things that make you feel abundant!” ….. ” Your energy is linked to the energy of the Divine. Acknowledge and strengthen this connection as it allows you to handcraft your dreams.”

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 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.

  Mookite, a form of Jasper that comes in many creamy color combinations, promotes decision-making and versatility. These things are important when we are faced with new experiences and find ourselves faced with the need to take action. It encourages us to be flexible during times of change and helps us to embrace new experiences with an open sense of adventure.

Orbicular or Ocean Jasper helps to increase our sense of responsibility and promotes patience. It provides the strength we need to calmly deal with life’s challenges and soothes the emotional stress that can happen when we become impatient for results.

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/