Cat’s Morning Bits for September 21, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 21, 2020

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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O sweet September rain!
I hear it fall upon the garden beds,
Freshening the blossoms which begin to wane.
-Mortimer Collins (1827-76)

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September’s Events:

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Self-Care for Sensitive People (a message from Dr. Judith Orloff)

Self-care is essential for all empathic people. When you mindfully and lovingly practice it each day, your sensitivities will flourish.

The self-care practices, perspectives, and meditations I present as daily offerings in Thriving as an Empath will support you in being a compassionate, empowered empath without shouldering the suffering of others or trying to “fix” them.

Read more….

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The Green Witch: Simple Witchcraft | The Magick of the Blackberry

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Pioneer Thinking: Preparing for Animal Emergencies – The Fist Aid Kit

Hopefully your pet will never have cause for emergency medical treatment but it is important for all pet owners to be prepared “just in case”. Here are some ways you can be prepared for potential emergency situations.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Mabon Craft Projects

Autumn is a wonderful time to get crafty, thanks to the bright colors of the season. Make your own harvest candles, celebratory incense, and autumn God’s Eyes to decorate your home for the coming Sabbat.

Read more….

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MBG: It’s A Big Week In The Stars: Here Are The Most Important Transits

According to the AstroTwins, what the world needs now is love, sweet love. Here’s the weekly horoscope download.

This Tuesday, September 22, the Sun shimmies into rosy, romantic Libra until October 22.

Read more……

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HearthWitch: Faery Magick Misconceptions║Working with the Fae║Witchcraft

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Elephant Journal: 10 Libra traits that Make this Star Sign one of a Kind.

I grew up around astrology.
My mother had more astrology books than I had academic books.

The first question she asked anyone she met would always be about their star sign—and people loved it.

Read more….

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Treehugger: We Need to Learn to Love All Kinds of Weather

Arran Stibbe is very worried about the way we talk about the weather. The professor of ecological linguistics at the University of Gloucester, England, is concerned about the fact that heat and sunshine are always celebrated, while rain and clouds are constantly condemned, despite the fact that both are crucial systems for nourishing life on Earth.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Year’s fastest sunsets around equinoxes

Tonight – at sunset – here’s a natural phenomenon you might never have imagined. That is, the sun actually sets faster around the time of an equinox. The fastest sunsets (and sunrises) occur at or near the equinoxes. And the slowest sunsets (and sunrises) occur at or near the solstices. This is true whether you live in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Druid in the City: A Moment of Balance

Here in the northern hemisphere, we’re approaching the Autumn Equinox. Down south, my friends in Australia are getting ready for their Spring Equinox. Times of balance, where day and night are the same time all around the world.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Song Of The Sirens

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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

Do you think gravity has to work harder to hold an elephant to the ground than an acorn?

Ha.

It’s the same for “thoughts becoming things.”

Size, really and truly, does not matter.

Tallyho, ho, ho –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: How to Make the Best Homemade Chili

Here are the techniques and tips you need to make the perfect bowl of chili, with complex flavors and just the right balance of spicy, sweet, and meaty flavors.

Read more….

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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 21, 2020

Light
“Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no result, one day a light that is in exact proportion to them will flood the room.”

-Simone Weil


Sometimes our spiritual progress is like a dimmer and brighter control – one of those knobs where we can make the light gradually grow brighter. And sometimes it seems like we’re putting in all of this work and nothing is happening. It can be a little frustrating. But something is happening, we just can’t see it yet. It’s like something going on behind-the-scenes, and when the light finally hits us, it’s so bright we have to wear shades!

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: Justice

You might prefer to do most things on your own today, but that may not be permitted. Find ways to involve others and enlist help, or simply let them do their part. Wait until tonight to decompress in private. It’s important to keep an even temper and not let others manipulate you emotionally. Your feelings are being strongly projected, so treat others with tact and avoid anger

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)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 18, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 18, 2020

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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Where long the shadows of the wind had rolled,
Green wheat was yielding to the change assigned;
And as by some vast magic undivined
The world was turning slowly into gold.​
–Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869​–1935)

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September’s Events:

Sept 17 New Moon 4:00 am PST/ 5:00 am MST/ 7:00 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Adjusting To the Light (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In the last few months we’ve experienced a kind of hurry up and wait kind of energy which has made it difficult to get things going. We have been adjusting to a new light which has made life somewhat uncomfortable. Currently there is a shift in that energy but we are still being urged to spend some time in deep contemplation to assess where we are now.

Read more….

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World’s smallest cat 🐈- BBC

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Celtic Spirit Newsletter September 2020 (exerpt)

Greetings to you, Celtic Spirits!

An old Irish blessing prayer for one about to set forth on a journey invokes the ancient Celtic vision of Nine Elements:

May you go forth under the strength of heaven,

under the light of sun, under the radiance of moon;

May you go forth with the splendour of fire,

With the speed of lightning,

With the swiftness of wind;

May you go forth supported by the depth of sea,

By the stability of earth,

By the firmness of rock;

May you be surrounded and encircled,

With the protection of the nine elements.

We might not think of sun, moon, sea, etc. as elements, plus in magical work, our ideas may have been formed by the classical ‘four elements’ of Earth, Air, Fire and Water, which originally came from ancient Greece.

The power of this Celtic vision lies in making us aware of the tremendous forces in the living world that surround, support and protect us. To open up all our senses and feelings to the Nine Elements is to take into ourselves the magnificent power and beauty of our planet.

When you next go for a walk in Nature, feel yourself part of All That Is, breathe in the life force deep into your belly, and feel your identity expand from an atomized ‘little self’ to one who is an integral part of the ‘big Self,’ one with the web of all life!

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Mabon Prayers

It’s good to be thankful for what we’ve got – it’s also valuable to recognize that not everyone is as fortunate. Offer this prayer for abundance in tribute to those who may still be needing. This is a simple prayer of thanksgiving, showing gratitude for all of the blessings you may have in your life right now.

Read more……

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MBG: 13 Common Ailments You Can Treat With Peppermint Oil

Peppermint (Mentha piperita), like lavender, is another incredibly versatile essential oil! Known as one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion, scientists have researched its effects on the liver and respiratory system, as well as its ability to improve concentration and mental accuracy.

Read more…..

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Daily Good:

Your openness is more powerful than the feelings you’re opening to. ~John Welwood

Unconditional Presence: Letting Yourself Have Your Experience

“The journey from self-hatred to self-love involves learning to meet, accept, and open to the being that you are. This begins with letting yourself have your experience. Genuine self-acceptance is not possible as long as you
are resisting, avoiding, judging, or trying to manipulate and control what you experience. Whenever you judge the experience you’re having, you’re not letting yourself be as you are. And this puts you at odds with yourself, creating inner division and conflict. The way to free
yourself from shame and self-blame is through making friends with your experience, no matter what experience you’re having.” John Welwood shares how a process of acknowledging, allowing, opening and entering can bring us into our own unconditional presence. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: Let’s learn how to make a liniment!

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Elephant Journal: Ceremonial Cacao: Understanding the Power of this Heart-Opening Plant Medicine.

I’ve been sitting in on cacao ceremonies for a few years now.
But I realize that some people don’t even know what one is. As I’m sitting, overlooking the sea, sipping on my morning cacao, it has dawned on me that by sharing what I feel about this beautiful medicine, the more people can receive. (Especially now as we’re being asked to tune in more deeply to our hearts.)

Read more……

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Treehugger: 10 Astounding Facts About Tardigrades

Tardigrades may be the toughest animals on Earth. They have evolved to live almost anywhere and survive almost anything. Some tardigrades can shrug off conditions that would obliterate most living beings, including extremes far beyond anything found on Earth.

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EarthSky News: Young moon after sunset September 18 to 21

On September 17, 2020, the new moon passed 5 degrees north of the sun to transition out of the morning sky and into the evening sky. On the day of new moon, we don’t see the moon at all, because it rises and sets with the sun (more or less) and so is lost in the sun’s glare throughout the day. But the moon always returns as it will on September 18, 19, 20 and 21. On one or all of these evenings, you’ll spot the moon as a crescent in the west after sunset.

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Patheos-Pagan: Your Favorite Sabbat Sucks

Fall – my second favorite time of year, outranked only by Christmastime. (I suspect I’m one of the few Pagans who just adores that time of year.)

With September, we see the beginnings of fall as it is really expressed: gourds, pumpkins, those stunning yellow and orange color schemes, the falling of leaves, the cold scent hinting in the air…

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Pan’s Lullaby – Erutan

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Inner Journey: RELIEVE THE PRESSURE COOKER

“Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life.”
— Mary Manin Morrissey

Journaling is a great way to release and let go. To get things off your chest. Our minds are our own worst enemies. The same thoughts go round and round in the same old ways and keep us stuck.

If something bothers you, write about it. Get it out so you can see it from a different perspective. Let it out. Let it go.

Owning and healing your pressure cooker is an important step in claiming your power, building your esteem and making your stand.

“In truth, to attain to interior peace, one must be willing to pass through the contrary to peace. Such is the teaching of the Sages.”
— Swami Brahmanada

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A Note from the Universe

Your generosity is making a name for you here in the unseen, while at the same time rattling the floodgates there on the plane of manifestation.

I bet you’re good at chess…

Check,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chef John’s Watermelon Agua Fresca

This is my all-time favorite summertime drink. When it’s hot and humid and you’re totally parched, there’s nothing as refreshing, as revitalizing, and as restorative as ice-cold watermelon agua fresca. It’s one of life’s great drinkable pleasures.

Read more…..

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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 18, 2020

Gentleness
“There never was any heart truly great and generous that was not also tender and compassionate.”

-Robert South (1634-1716)


Each of our heroes, in life and in literature, throughout history – no matter how strong – has a gentleness to him or her, an openness, a sincerity that shows us that this person really cares. Spiderman is so popular right now because he’s not just this “larger than life” character who has amazing powers – but because he’s also basically a nice guy. He loves his family, and he struggles to do the right thing. He doesn’t like to see people hurt. He’s not all about the money or the recognition; he really wants to help. Who wouldn’t love a gentle soul like that?

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

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

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 17, 2020 New Moon Edition

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 17, 2020

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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It is the summer’s great last heat,
It is the fall’s first chill: They meet.
-Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt (1836-1919)

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September’s Events:

Sept 17 New Moon 4:00 am PST/ 5:00 am MST/ 7:00 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Intentionally Adjust Your Focus (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This is the point of no return. A powerful juncture that is bringing a deepening awareness of the evolving energies of this time. These energies are generating enormous shifts and changes within humanity. We are literally transforming from the inside out, which is creating a recalibration and reorganization of all aspects of our lives.

Read more……

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thedesertpath.com Tagged by Cat

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Working With The New Moon ~ The White Witch Parlour

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ThoughtCo: New Beginnings Ritual

There are many times in our life when all of us feel like we need a new start. Whether it’s at the beginning of a new year, a new moon phase, or even just because we’re having tough times in our life, sometimes it helps to sit down, breathe a bit, and focus on making things change.

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MBG: This Year’s Only New Moon In Virgo Is Coming: Here’s How To Harness It

School’s in session! On September 17 at 7:00 AM EDT the knowledge-seeking, service-oriented 2020 Virgo new moon sets us on a path toward illuminated health and happiness.

Clean, green and serene is the recipe for success as the 2020 Virgo new moon (the only one this year) shifts our focus toward salubrious systems.

Read more…..

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Intuitive Astrology: Virgo New Moon September 2020

The Virgo New Moon on September 17, is the first in a line up of three Super New Moons over the coming months. This trio of Super Moons then leads us into a Total Solar New Moon Eclipse come December, which will activate and open a portal to a bright new beginning.

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‘New Moon Rising’: Wiccan Chant [Ritual Prayer]

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Elephant Journal: What we Actually Need during the New Moon (Menses or not).

It’s new moon time again—a time of new beginnings, reflection, and rest.
If you’re a women who’s in sync with nature, it’s “that time.” And if you’re a man who’s with a woman in sync with nature, well, it’s “that time,” too.

In today’s hectic, fast-paced world it’s normal, and even considered good, to power through all the time, even through the times that should be dedicated to rest.

Read more……

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Treehugger: 10 Animals Found in the Rainforest

No terrestrial ecosystems are as essential as rainforests, the most species-rich regions on Earth. Covering only about eight percent of the Earth’s surface, tropical rainforests contain over half of the planet’s animal and plant species.

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EarthSky News: Use Great Square to find Andromeda galaxy

Tonight, find the large spiral galaxy next door. As shown on the chart at the top of this post, the Great Square of Pegasus serves as a great jumping off point for finding the Andromeda galaxy, otherwise known as M31. The Great Square sparkles over your eastern horizon at nightfall and travels westward across the sky throughout the night.

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Real Magic Spells for the Dark Moon: Breaking an Addiction Spell by Mackenzie Sage Wright

Magic spells for the dark moon are particularly potent. When it comes to destructive magic, it’s even more potent than the full moon. The dark moon energies give a tremendous ‘boost’ to any workings, so it’s an ideal time to tackle a big problem in your life: addiction.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Ajeet – Dance of the Moon (Official Video)

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Inner Journey: DID YOU FIND JOY?

“The future, higher evolution will belong to those who live in joy, who share joy, and who spread joy.”
— Torkom Saraydarian

Joy, as the energy of love, is the highest vibration on this planet. Everything in the universe is energy; it can be measured and reduced to vibrational frequencies. It’s a universal law that as we think and feel we vibrate, and as we vibrate we attract.When we are in the high joy vibration, we attract what is for our greater good.

The Ancient Egyptians saw Joy as a sacred responsibility. They believed that upon their death, the God Osiris would ask them two questions: “Did you bring Joy?” and “Did you find Joy?” Those who answered ‘yes’ could continue their journey into the afterlife.

For at least the next week or two, ask yourself these two questions each and every day:
•Did I bring joy?
•Did I find joy?

“Man loves because he is Love. He seeks Joy, for he is Joy. He thirsts for God for he is composed of God and he cannot exist without Him.”
— Sathya Sai Baba

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A Note from the Universe

There’s always far more going on that you’ve yet to see. Even now.

So if you should ever feel bored or lonely again, look a little closer.

Where’s Waldo?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Nutella® Cream Cheese Pound Cake

“Not your traditional pound cake, but dense and creamy just like the original. This uses cream cheese and yogurt instead of butter for a bit of tang then gets swirled with Nutella® for a rich cocoa and nutty addition. It also contains less sugar.”

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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

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
September 17 , 2020

Gentleness
“Tenderness is greater proof of love than the most passionate of vows.”

-Marlene Dietrich, 1962


What we do carries more weight than what we say. If we mean what we say, how do we show it? When we’re talking about love – it means being gentle, and tender, and loyal and available. Think of how we respond to a sleeping baby – we cuddle and whisper and walk softly. It’s in our nature to show love by being gentle.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot September 17, 2020 – New Moon in Virgo

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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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 16, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 16, 2020

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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Here and yonder, high and low,
Goldenrod and sunflowers glow.
-Robert Kelley Weeks (1840-76)

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September’s Events:

Sept 10 3rd Qtr Moon 2:25 am PST/ 3:25 am MST/ 5:25 am EST

Sept 17 New Moon 4:00 am PST/ 5:00 am MST/ 7:00 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Adjusting To the Light (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In the last few months we’ve experienced a kind of hurry up and wait kind of energy which has made it difficult to get things going. We have been adjusting to a new light which has made life somewhat uncomfortable.

Read more….

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Snoring hummingbird – Super Cute Animals – BBC

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ThoughtCo: Mabon Incense Blend

As the Wheel of the Year turns with each season, you may wish to use different types and scents of incense for your ceremonies and rituals. While incense isn’t mandatory for a good ritual, it certainly can help to set the mood.

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MBG: 3 Signs Your Spirit Guides Are Speaking To You In Your Dreams

Are you writing off your recent dreams as anxiety? Or a way for your busy mind to process the day? While these factors likely play some role in dream formation, they may not tell the whole story. We still aren’t sure exactly what causes dreams, but I’d venture a guess that a lot of our dream life is directed by spiritual forces.

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: Mabon altar set up

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Elephant Journal: Creative Therapy: Why Crafting Brings Me more Peace than Meditation.

I’ve learned reflection and insightfulness are two of my greatest attributes.
I’m constantly striving to be the best version of myself and I’m always fighting to be emotionally and mentally healthy for my kids.

According to literature, meditation, baths, and walks are all touted as great ways to calm the mind and are well known relaxation strategies.

Read more….

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Treehugger: The Mysterious Beauty of the Zodiacal Light

Once upon a time, before cities banished darkness and electrified the night, a glow on the horizon betrayed not the presence of civilization, but a hauntingly beautiful phenomenon known as the zodiacal light.

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EarthSky News: Tonight, find the Andromeda galaxy

Tonight, since the moon is waning and gone from the sky in early evening, find the Andromeda galaxy, the great spiral galaxy next door to our Milky Way. It’s the most distant thing you can see with your eye alone. It’s best seen in the evening at this time of year, assuming you’re in the Northern Hemisphere. Most people find the galaxy by star-hopping from the constellation Cassiopeia, which is a very noticeable M- or W-shaped pattern on the sky’s dome.

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Patheos-Pagan: Coming of The Cailleach

As we head into autumn I can feel her…the time of The Cailleach draws near.

For those of you that don’t know me, The Cailleach is my matron goddess and has been with me for many years. She is a feisty, kick bottom, grumpy ‘ole bint, but she has proved me with support and guidance whenever I have needed it, even if I didn’t know it at the time.

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Pagan Playlist: Song of the Witches

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Inner Journey: YOU KNOW THE WAY

“Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love … and to put its trust in life.”
— Joseph Conrad

How deeply do you trust your own guidance?

Always trust that you know what’s best for you. To move forward in your life, gather information from the “experts,” consider how their advice relates to your situation and then act only on what feels right for you. You are the only expert for your own life.

“I trust so much in the power of the heart and the soul; I know that the answer to what we need to do next is in our own hearts. All we have to do is listen, then take that one step further and trust what we hear. We will be taught what we need to learn.”
— Melody Beattie

“I never know what the next lesson is going to be, because we’re not supposed to know; we’re supposed to trust ourselves to discover it.”
— Melody Beattie

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A Note from the Universe

Have you wondered that if (when necessary) you just closed your eyes, took a few minutes, and redirected your thinking, the monsters might shrink, the grins might grow, and the floodgates might begin trembling again?

Except when driving.

Try it,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Roasted Indian-Spiced Vegetables

“These Indian-inspired roasted vegetables have a pop of flavor and a hint of heat from the aromatic and well-known Indian spice blend, garam masala. If you cannot find garam masala in the international section of your grocery store or ethnic market, there are many recipes available online to make your own.”

Read more….

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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

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
September 16, 2020

Gentleness
“Never take anything in life but flowers, and from flowers, only the perfume.”

-Emilie Carles, 1977
We can be gentle with our place on the earth, with our role on the planet. Flowers give us their beauty, and their fragrance. They are happy to share – it is their dharma, their purpose! When we are in nature, we can give respect, and not interfere.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Pace yourself today and get more done than you might imagine as the day begins. It’s all right to be tired from time to time. It doesn’t have to cripple all your plans for the day. Maintain a sensible balance, remember to eat healthy, take a short break once and a while, and don’t aim too high. There’s plenty of work to be done that you can handle with ease.

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 15, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 15, 2020

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 strews the woodlot o’er
With many a brilliant color;
The world is brighter than before,
Why should our hearts be duller?
-Thomas W. Parsons (1819-92)

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September’s Events:

Sept 10 3rd Qtr Moon 2:25 am PST/ 3:25 am MST/ 5:25 am EST

Sept 17 New Moon 4:00 am PST/ 5:00 am MST/ 7:00 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Inner Contemplation (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This week opens with the energies urging us towards inner contemplation. Something is stirring within the depths of our being and we are being drawn to connect with it. For some this stirring is creating confusion and extreme discomfort.

Read more……

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The Wild Hunt: A Revised History of Emain Macha and Norse Burials
By Sean McShee

In the article, James O’Driscoll reported on the continued and changing use of the site from the Bronze Age to the Early Medieval period. He argues that this site functioned as a ceremonial complex and site of ritual activity throughout that period. This challenges prior archaeological beliefs about that site.

Read more…..

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Yeyeo Botanica: Star Anise: Spiritual and Magical Uses

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ThoughtCo: Mabon: The Autumn Equinox

It is the time of the autumn equinox, and the harvest is winding down. The fields are nearly empty because the crops have been plucked and stored for the coming winter. Mabon is the mid-harvest festival, and it is when we take a few moments to honor the changing seasons and celebrate the second harvest. On or around September 21 (or March 21, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere),

Read more…

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MBG: 5 Ways To Prepare For Fall, According To Wisdom From Ayurveda & Chinese Medicine

There is a gradual slowing down and turning inward this time of year. The days become shorter and darker, trees begin to lose their leaves, and plants draw their energy inward in preparation for winter.

Read more……

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Daily Good: Welcoming the Gifts of Anxiety

“Your anxiety helps you identify problems and opportunities, and it brings you the energy and focus you need to face them. Anxiety also helps you complete your tasks and projects, and it gives you the push you need to meet your deadlines. Yes, you need skills to work well with your anxiety, but your anxiety is a valuable and brilliant emotion that’s essential to pretty much everything you do.” Karla Mclaren’s groundbreaking work paves a path for understanding and accessing the vital intelligence of all our emotions. Her latest book, “Embracing Anxiety,” offers timely wisdom and guidance for how to work with this common and commonly misunderstood emotion. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: Decor for Mabon! Witchcraft-Wicca-Magic-Pagan-Witch-Sigils-Fall Equinox- Autumn Equinox

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Elephant Journal: 10 Affirmations for People with Anxiety.

Do you struggle with intrusive thoughts that lead to anxiety, panic, and/or depression? Me too.
Do you feel like you have lost yourself to anxiety? Me too.

Have current events led you toward developing or worsening health and anxiety? Me too.

101,000 subscribers who follow The Anxiety Guy on YouTube feel the same way, too

Read more…..

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Treehugger: Mysterious Singing Dogs Emerge From Extinction After 50 Years

New Guinea singing dogs are known for their distinctive haunting wails. Once plentiful throughout the island, now only 200 to 300 of them remain in zoos and sanctuaries around the world. Descendants of a few wild dogs that were captured in the 1970s, those captive animals are the result of years of inbreeding because the gene pool is so small.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Close-up on Cassiopeia the Queen

Tonight – or any autumn evening – Cassiopeia the Queen can be found in the northeast after sunset. This constellation has the distinctive shape of a W, or M, depending on the time of night you see it. The shape of this constellation makes Cassiopeia’s stars very noticeable. Look for the Queen, starting at nightfall or early evening.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: The True History of Modern Moon Names

Where do modern moon names come from? We’ve all seen the “Algonquin Moon Names” on social media:

Read more……

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Pagan Playlist: Ajeet Kaur – Kiss the Earth – La Luna

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Inner Journey: BE TRUE TO YOURSELF

“In the final analysis, we count for something only because of the essential we embody, and if we do not embody that, life is wasted.”
— C.G. Jung

Where are you not being true to yourself?

All blocks arise when we’re not being authentic, when we’re not being true to ourselves. We know we’re not being authentic when we feel discomfort of any kind.

When our thoughts, feelings and actions align with our essence, we express the qualities of soul. Always trust that your soul knows what’s best for you.

Believe in yourself and act on your ideas. Give yourself permission to do what you want with your life. Take the initiative to set meaningful goals for yourself and achieve them. Begin to tell yourself why you CAN have what you want!

“A true knowledge of ourselves is knowledge of our power.”
— Mark Rutherford

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Jambo! Universe here…

Golly, do I ever need a vacation.

Can you imagine having the entire world spin in the palm of your hand? Writing the script to history? Being able to change the course of eternity by just changing your mind? Kind of far-out, isn’t it? But it’s all right here in the brochure. Read it myself, “Spellbinding! Intoxicating! The ultimate escape! Join billions on an unforgettable adventure into the jungles of Time and Space, to a paradise found where you are master of your destiny, all things are possible, and your every thought changes everything. So real, you may even forget who you are!”

Perfect for me, bags are packed.

Be cool (just brushing up on the lingo),

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Peach Jam Coffee Cake

“This coffee cake gets a double hit of peach flavor from using both jam and fresh fruit. For best results, use a good- quality peach jam (preferably homemade, if you have it). Make sure to cool this cake completely before slicing.”

Read more…..

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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 15, 2020

Gentleness


Remember
the bread you meet each day
is still rising
Don’t scare the dough.

-Macrina Wiederkehr, 1979
Our lives are a work in progress. We’re all doing the best we can. It helps to be nurturing, and encouraging to one another. But if we can’t do that, the least we can do is to be gentle. Allow for the process to happen.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

Say goodbye to some old useless habit and welcome the chance to develop a new habit that will serve you better and take you further. The Death card is not so much the end of anything as it is the shutting off of some automatic pilot switch and getting you back out under your own power again. Be strong. You can more fully embrace this change in the near future.

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 14, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 14, 2020

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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Again my fancy takes its flight,
And soars away on thoughtful wing,
Again my soul thrills with delight,
And this the fancied theme, I sing,
From Earthly scenes awhile, I find release,
And dwell upon the restful Plains of Peace.
-Olivia Ward Bush-Banks (1869-1944)

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September’s Events:

Sept 10 3rd Qtr Moon 2:25 am PST/ 3:25 am MST/ 5:25 am EST

Sept 17 New Moon 4:00 am PST/ 5:00 am MST/ 7:00 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Flow With Life (a message from Kate Spreckley)

If we are to create a new way of being and a new reality, the structures and programming, which upholds the old world needs to be dismantled. As a result, there is a deep purification occurring where all the unbalanced and unhealed aspects of ourselves and our world are surfacing.

Read more….

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The Wild Hunt: Column: The Ashes of the Old
By Eric O. Scott

As wildfires rage across the western United States, Eric O. Scott ponders the role of prayer, magick, and circular time in finding a way out of this current destructive stage of the world.

Read more…..

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Positive Stories: A POWERFUL story about ANGER and LETTING GO (The Snake and Saw Story)

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ThoughtCo: How to Cleanse and Clear Your Crystals and Gemstones

It is of utmost importance to clean any new gemstones that come your way to clear them of any energies that they may have picked up during their previous journeys. Also, if you use any of your stones as healing tools, they should be cleaned before and after each healing session.

Read more…..

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MBG: Feeling Harmonious? You Might Just Have A Green Aura

All living things have an aura, or unseen energy field, surrounding them. And though they can’t be seen by the naked eye, auras radiate certain colors or a combination of colors depending on your mood and vibration. (You can have an aura portrait taken, or take an aura quiz if you’re curious about yours.) We’ve already dug into purple, blue, and yellow, and now, we’re looking at green. Here’s everything you need to know about green auras.

Read more…….

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Today’s DIY:Witch’s Brews || Raspberry Thyme Vinegar || Plus Talk on Broken Feeding Tube and Surgery

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Elephant Journal: A Pinch of Discomfort is Good: 3 Life Lessons from a Hermit Crab.

We all know the story of the hermit crab and his shell, right?
Hermit crabs reside full-time in discarded seashells, bouncing from one to another as they outgrow their found abodes. When the hermit crab leaves its shell due to its noticeable growth, it is exceptionally vulnerable. The longer the crab without a shell, the more opportunity for it to be harmed in its vulnerable state.

Read more…

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Treehugger: 9 Companion Herbs to Help Repel Insects

One thing nobody wants to see in the garden is their beautiful plants being devoured by pests. I mean, the little guys just want to eat too. But, no. The awfulness (and agricultural cost) of seeing our food eaten by insects has given rise to a vast pesticide industry, which in turn is its own environmental nightmare. So what’s a home gardener to do?

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Hazy light pyramid in east? False dawn

For the Northern Hemisphere, late summer/early autumn presents the best time of the year to catch the zodiacal light, or “false dawn.” And the next few days are great, because the moon will be in a waning crescent. There might be some great photo opportunities with a waning crescent moon, the dazzling planet Venus and the zodiacal light, since all will be located in the east before dawn breaks.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Wheel of the Year: Fall Equinox

Introduction
Contemporary Paganism is deeply rooted in a European past. For all of us who have some European heritage, those ancestors were pagan before the introduction of Christianity. Although modern Pagans draw on many non-European sources including the ancient beliefs and practices from Egyptian, Roman and Greek, Asian, Native American and African cultures, the native religions of pre-Christian Europe are our own heritage

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Enya – If I Could Be Where You Are

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Inner Journey: NO JUDGMENT

Everything in life holds both a blessing and a curse. We deny this when we label the events of our lives as either good or bad. The following old Zen story illustrates this lesson most effectively.

A farmer had a horse but one day, the horse ran away and so the farmer and his son had to plow their fields themselves. Their neighbors said, “Oh, what bad luck that your horse ran away!” But the farmer replied, “Bad luck, good luck, who knows?”

The next week, the horse returned to the farm, bringing a herd of wild horses with him. “What wonderful luck!” cried the neighbors, but the farmer responded, “Good luck, bad luck, who knows?”

Then, the farmer’s son was thrown as he tried to ride one of the wild horses, and he broke his leg. “Ah, such bad luck,” sympathized the neighbors. Once again, the farmer responded, “Bad luck, good luck, who knows?”

A short time later, the ruler of the country recruited all young men to join his army for battle. The son, with his broken leg, was left at home. “What good luck that your son was not forced into battle!” celebrated the neighbors. And the farmer remarked, “Good luck, bad luck, who knows?”

“Do not judge, and you will never be mistaken.”
— Jean Jacques Rousseau

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Hey! I’ve been looking over all my old photos, and yes, you guessed it, you look absolutely smashing. But honestly, if you don’t mind me saying so, you’re never as beautiful in a photograph—mine or anyone else’s—as you are in person. Not even close.

The odd quiver of your lip, the sparkle in your eye, and the hidden question mark, sometimes, when you smile. The confidence behind your laughter, the concern behind your tears, and the unpredictability of your wit. The reassurance of your glance, the easiness of your presence, and the “junk in your trunk.” I wouldn’t change one single thing. But you guessed that, too, huh?

Isn’t it strange, though, how some still expect to see all that when looking at a photo of themselves, or just staring, motionless, into a mirror?

If you could just see what I see

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

“This is the cookie version of the fudgy, chocolaty goodness that is a Texas sheet cake. Make sure to frost these cookies while both the cookies, and the frosting, are still warm–because this frosting sets up quickly! Feel free to top these with either chopped walnuts or pecans, if desired. Store in airtight containers.”

Read more….

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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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Pioneer Thinking: How to Make Calendula Healing Oil and Calendula Healing Balm

Why Make Your Own Healing Herbal Oils
They specifically benefit your skin and hair by improving skin hydration and lubrication, by calming and soothing redness, irritation and inflammation, by acting as antiseptics and they can be used to treat skin infections.

Read more……

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Daily Tarot: The Wheel of Fortune

Whatever you have planned or prepared for today, it probably won’t happen according to the script. Be flexible and expect the unexpected. It may not be anything big, so don’t completely abandon your agenda unless you must. It could just be a day of endless interruptions. Keep that sense of humor handy, and maybe find an inspiring idea or two in it all.

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 10, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 10, 2020

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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There are flowers enough in the summertime,
More flowers than I can remember:
But none with the purple, gold, and red
That dyes the flowers of September!
-Mary Howitt (1799-1888)

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September’s Events:

Sept 1-2 Full Moon 10:22 pm PST/ 11:22 pm MST/ 1:22 am EST

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept 7 Labor Day

Sept 10 3rd Qtr Moon 2:25 am PST/ 3:25 am MST/ 5:25 am EST

Sept 17 New Moon 4:00 am PST/ 5:00 am MST/ 7:00 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Mars Retrograde (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Mars retrograde is a key cosmic event that will direct the final few months of this year. 2020 has brought dramatic life changes and now with Mars retrograde we get to revisit these changes one more time.

Read more……

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Using Herbs Simply and Safely, Part Two By Susun S. Weed

Herbs comprise a group of several thousand plants with widely varying actions. Some are nourishers, some tonifiers, some stimulants and sedatives, and some are potential poisons. To use them wisely and well, we need to understand each category, its uses, best manner of preparation, and usual dosage range.

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: How to grow mini lotus in pots – Plant lotus from seed

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ThoughtCo: The 8 Forms of Lakshmi, Hindu Goddess of Wealth

The Hindu goddess of beauty, wealth, and fertility, Lakshmi takes many divine forms. Just as the Mother Goddess Durga has nine appellations, her daughter Lakshmi manifests in eight different ways. This concept of Goddess Lakshmi in her eightfold form is referred to as the Ashta-Lakshmi.

Read more…..

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MBG: 5 Self-Care Action Steps You Need If You’re An Energy-Sensitive Person

2020 has been intense—especially in terms of the collective energy. While energy isn’t something we can see with the naked eye, it’s something we can feel. Energy-sensitive empaths often feel the collective energy of a room, a group, or the world, in their own system—and this year made many energy-sensitive folks realize, while they want to help take better care of the world, they also need to take better care of themselves.

Read more…..

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Daily Good: Grounding Yourself on Mother Earth

In the vessel of your body, you yourself are the world tree, deep roots in the Earth and a crown of stars. Your essence bridges dimensions. ~Elizabeth Eiler

Grounding Yourself on Mother Earth

“Shamans, Native Americans, and wisdom teachers all over the world see the earth as a giant, conscious, living being. They say pollution sickens her in the same way cancer spreads slowly through a human body. Debilitated though she may be, our Mother Earth still retains tremendous power to heal. When we physically ground ourselves on her surface we are gifted with her vital energies.” In her new book, ‘Awakening Body Consciousness,’ Patty de Llosa offers a path to many ways of healing ourselves in the fractured world we are now living in. Read an excerpt from her fascinating chapter on grounding here. { read more }

Be The Change

Experiment this week with your connection to nature. Care for a plant, take off your shoes on beach or grass, cook your meals with your own hands, look up towards the sky more frequently to take in the expansion of the heavens.

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HearthWitch: Jinx, Hex & Curse║The Differences

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Elephant Journal: What we Actually Need during the New Moon (Menses or not).

It’s new moon time again—a time of new beginnings, reflection, and rest.
If you’re a women who’s in sync with nature, it’s “that time.” And if you’re a man who’s with a woman in sync with nature, well, it’s “that time,” too.

In today’s hectic, fast-paced world it’s normal, and even considered good, to power through all the time, even through the times that should be dedicated to rest.

Read more…

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Treehugger: 10 Remarkable Caterpillars and What They Become

It’s hard not to be captivated by the fluttery, fragile beauty of butterflies and moths. But the caterpillars they start from — with a variety of colors, shapes, markings, and armor — can be equally captivating.

Read more…….

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EarthSky News: Neptune opposite sun September 11

On September 11, 2020, Neptune reaches opposition, when it is 180 degrees from the sun in our sky. In other words, Earth passes more or less between Neptune and the sun, as we do every year in our yearly orbit. Also, on September 11, Earth and Neptune are closest together for the year

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Patheos-Pagan: Why It’s So Hard To Work Magic Right Now

I work magic every month at the full moon. I started doing that several years ago, because I found that if I wait till I have a pressing need, my magical skills aren’t always up to the task. No matter how much natural talent you have, magic is like any other skill. It improves with practice and it deteriorates with neglect.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Forest Folk – Pagan Folk Music

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Inner Journey: LIFE COMES WITH PROBLEMS

“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin — real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”
— Fr. Alfred D’Souza

Life always brings problems. We really can’t live without them.

And so it helps to shift our perspective. We can stop trying to avoid the problems. We can stop feeling victimized by what’s happening. Instead, we can consciously work with the challenge of the moment to learn more about ourselves and the world. When we make this shift in attitude, we discover ourselves to be strong and powerful.

“Every lesson is a widening and deepening of consciousness. It is a stretching of the mind beyond its conceptual limits and a stretching of the heart beyond its emotional boundaries. It is a bringing of unconscious material into consciousness, a healing of past wounds, and a discovery of new faith and trust.”
— Paul Ferrini

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

In both relationships and life, trust begets trust.

Generosity begets generosity.

Love begets love.

Be the spark, especially when it’s dark.

Hubba, hubba –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Apple Frog for Kids

I saw a frog like this on a hotel buffet and then started making them for my kids at home as a fun, cute snack that is also healthy!

Read more…….

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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

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
September 10, 2020

Illusion
“And so we plow along, as the fly said to the ox.”

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)


This quote makes me smile. It’s a funny illustration of illusion. It’s good to keep a sense of humor about ourselves. Life can be hard, but we can still laugh. Sometimes we think we’re going through something really painful, awkward, or difficult – and we look at each other and say “some day we’ll look back on this and laugh” – and that immediately lightens the situation because we know it’s true! Life is full of experiences. Sometimes we’re the ox and sometimes we’re the fly.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

If you’ve been working hard toward some goal or specific result, you could see victory today. Feel like a winner, project the confidence of a winner, and perhaps behave as though you have already won. Keep your spirits high no matter what happens and be pleased with how many people are happy for you. No matter how huge or trivial, it is still a big step forward

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 9, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 9, 2020

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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The asters twinkle in clusters bright,
While the corn grows ripe and the apples mellow.
-Celia Thaxter (1835-94)

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September’s Events:

Sept 1-2 Full Moon 10:22 pm PST/ 11:22 pm MST/ 1:22 am EST

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept 7 Labor Day

Sept 10 3rd Qtr Moon 2:25 am PST/ 3:25 am MST/ 5:25 am EST

Sept 17 New Moon 4:00 am PST/ 5:00 am MST/ 7:00 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Soul Connection (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Humanity, as a whole, seems to have lost themselves in creating superficially secure, economic environment which has replaced the spiritual one we experienced many hundreds of years ago. The questions of why we are here and what we are here to do have been pushed aside and repressed enabling the establishment of a more comfortable style of survival.

Read more……

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ThoughtCo: 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!

Read more….

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MBG: A Rare Mars Retrograde Starts Today—Here’s How To Deal With It

In case you didn’t know, Mercury isn’t the only planet that can go retrograde, and we’ve got a rare retrograde coming this month.

Beginning on September 9th until November 15th, Mars—which rules anger and action, among other things—will go retrograde.

Read more……

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Today’s DIY: Harvesting Chamomile and Peppermint for Making Tea

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Elephant Journal: Quietly, it Listens. {Poem}

It is a marvel.
It is ever-changing.

It is always supporting.

It is transient

Read more…..

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Treehugger: How to Identify a Tree by Its Bark

Glance at a tree and you no doubt first look at its leaves. There are all sorts of interesting shapes and sizes, and often people will learn to recognize a species based on its leaf fingerprint. Other times, you can recognize a tree by its flowers.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Every visible star is within Milky Way

The image at top, showing a campfire under the Milky Way, is by Ben Coffman Photography in Oregon. He wrote:

These good folks – co-workers from one of the resorts on Mt. Hood, if I remember correctly – let me take their photo on the beach near Cape Kiwanda [a state natural area near in Pacific City, Oregon]. They looked like they were having fun.

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Patheos-Pagan: An Introduction to the Craft of Blessing Magic

I think most people can agree that blessings are a wonderful thing.  They are an integral part of most ritual structures.  We talk about them frequently in regard to devotional work, and when giving thanks at sabbats and esbats.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Kulning – How to call a wild swan with traditional Swedish singing.

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Inner Journey:

DO YOU OWN YOUR LIFE?

“The meaning of life is to give life meaning.”
— Ken Hudgins

When we own our lives, we accept what we’ve inherited and the experiences we hold in our memories. We also claim our right to create new conditions if we’re not happy with what’s come before. We assume responsibility for changing what does not suit us. We acknowledge our own special talents and skills, and truly comprehend our right to enjoy the journey. In short, we embrace the meaning and purpose, the mystery and the beauty of our lives.

Do you feel that you own your life at the moment?

“I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I’ve written for myself… and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.”
— Shirley MacLaine

“Life is too short to be little.”
— Benjamin Disraeli

“Every man dies, but not every man lives….”
— Garth Brooks

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

In a slightly different world, if dogs believed in “soul mates” when it came to choosing their owners, can you imagine how lonesome most would be?

Oh, there’s definitely room for “picky,” but there’s also room for “surprise me.”

Surprise me,
The Universe

Cat, I was alone most of my life, until I learned this…

Manifesting LOVE is like manifesting anything else, let me show you how.

Thoughts become things… choose the good ones! ®
To reprint, credit and attribution to ©www.tut.com
“Cute Dachshund ISO cool human (like Cat Bolotin) with nice house near Colorado. Must be mind-reader, watch Animal Planet, and listen to Dr. Dre. No pic, no reply.”

A new book with over 600 Notes + a virtual READING party, Cat! Join me!
Spiritual Tune-Ups ❤️ Weekend Notes

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cauliflower Sheep

There’s more than one way to get creative in the kitchen! Make cute little sheep from cauliflower florets. All you need are black olives, fresh cauliflower florets, raisins, dry black-eyed peas, and toothpicks. Olives and black-eyed peas become the heads and eyes. The legs are raisins. Don’t play with your food? Well, not this time. So much fun.

Read more…..

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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

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
September 9, 2020

Illusion
“Our greatest illusion is to believe that we are what we think ourselves to be.”

-Henry Amiel (1821-1881)


Who do we think we are? We go around acting like human do-ings, with families, jobs, cars, mortgages. But is this our reality, or is it an illusion, a play? There’s an ancient Indian saying that explains that we are actually spiritual beings having a human experience. Let’s think of ourselves from that perspective, and see how things change for us

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

A past wrong against you might be set right today. It’s important that you give others a fair chance and don’t automatically discount what they have to say or offer. You don’t need to satisfy everyone but you do need to make the effort to let them have their say and their moment to contribute. Be confident and don’t feel threatened by anything.

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 8, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 8, 2020

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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Build a castle, comb a beach; summer’s ripe as any peach!
-The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1996

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September’s Events:

Sept 1-2 Full Moon 10:22 pm PST/ 11:22 pm MST/ 1:22 am EST

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept 7 Labor Day

Sept 10 3rd Qtr Moon 2:25 am PST/ 3:25 am MST/ 5:25 am EST

Sept 17 New Moon 4:00 am PST/ 5:00 am MST/ 7:00 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Surrender the Old (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Currently we are experiencing a world in flux as timelines continue to shift creating instability in the energetic framework of our lives. As a result, we are experiencing a timeless, no-ordinary reality where true creation begins.

Read more……

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She is Of The Woods: How to make a Goldenrod tincture!

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ThoughtCo: Seven Card Horseshoe Tarot Spread

As you develop your Tarot reading skills, you may find that you prefer one particular spread over the others. One of the most popular spreads in use today is the Seven Card Horseshoe spread. Although it utilizes seven different cards, it’s a fairly basic spread. Each card is positioned in a way that connects to different aspects of the problem or situation at hand.

Read more……..

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MBG: The Mindset Shift To Make Before Fall, Based On Your Enneagram

According to the Enneagram, each personality type has its own way of dealing with uncertainty. And in a time as chaotic as the one we’re in right now, knowing your type can provide another piece of information about how to navigate the world with a little more ease.

Read more……

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Daily Good: Ayni: Living Life in the Round

Scarcity appears when wealth cannot flow. Lewis Hyde

Ayni: Living Life in the Round

“Today For You, Tomorrow For Me.” This is the meaning behind ayni, a living Andean philosophy and practice that awakens a balanced and harmonious relationship between nature and man. In Andean cosmology, this is expressed through complementary opposites such as male/female; sun/moon; gold/silver. Their interaction is a form of reciprocity called ayni. One of the guiding principles of the way of life of the Quechua and Aymara people, this equilibrium of exchange and mutuality, which has been practiced since ancient times (since before the Incas), creates a cycle of connectivity and support essential to social and spiritual wellbeing.” More in this thoughtful piece from Parabola. { read more }

Be The Change

How might you practice the spirit of ayni more deeply in your own life?

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Magical self-care (Harmony nice)

Hello little ones, i hope you’re doing well and okay! In todays video were talking about Magical self care and im showing you some spells where I take you through some wellness spells i’ve been doing, lots of love and hope you enjoy xxx

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Elephant Journal: Ojas: the Ayurvedic Energy Booster you (probably) didn’t know About.

In Ayurveda, there is much talk about ojas.
But what exactly is ojas? Is it some magical, sparkling, golden elixir like I first imagined it to be?

According to Ayurvedic guru David Frawley, “Ojas is not a physical substance, but the sap of our life energy that exists on a subtle level in the body.” Ojas, described as our life force, is an elusive substance said to give vitality and strength.

Read more…….

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Treehugger: 10 of the Largest Monoliths in the World

Some of the world’s most recognizable natural landmarks are monoliths. Uluru (pictured) and El Capitan are so well-known that tourists plan their itineraries around them.

Read more…….

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EarthSky News: Use Big Dipper to find North Star

Tonight’s chart shows Polaris and the Big and Little Dippers for a September evening. You can use the Big Dipper to find Polaris, which is also known as the North Star. Notice that a line from the two outermost stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper points to Polaris. And notice that Polaris marks the tip of the handle of the Little Dipper.

Read more…….

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Patheos-Pagan: Castles in Traditional British Witchcraft Lore

The origins of the Castle in the witchcraft of northern Europe incorporates the spectacular mythologies of the Grail, Celtic legends, medieval Christian mysticism, and the most ancient cosmological systems. An oft misunderstood concept, the Castle informs a large part of Traditional Witchcraft since the 1960s

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist: Grandmother (I am the Earth) Ayla Schafer

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Inner Journey: JOURNEY HOME

“Everything seeks its source.”
— a universal principle

Our spiritual journey unfolds through 2 stages.
1.THE PATH OF PERSONALITY – We arise from the one source of all, to be born as individuals in a world of form. In this physical world, we experience separation and limitation. This is a time of immersion in a world of effects, form, ego, distortion, illusionand pain.
2.THE PATH OF SOUL – When we have experienced enough pain, we find our way back home to our spiritual source. We let go of the illusion of separation to embrace unity and wholeness. We work with cause instead of effects.

Paradoxically, it’s only with a strong and healthy personality that we become capable of expressing soul. WHERE ARE YOU ON YOUR PATH? Are you struggling to do more and have more? Are you aware of your soul challenging you to open to the bigger picture oflife?

“Two people have been living in you all your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating; the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attendedto – you have uncovered in yourself your own wise guide.”
— Sogyal Rinpoche

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Your attention, please…

Your attention, please…

This… is the Universe.

Today I’ll be recording your every thought and emotion, no matter how “good” or “bad,” no matter how generous or stingy, and no matter how helpful or hurtful they may be. And everything I record… will be played back for you, as soon as possible, as some type of physical manifestation in time and space.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Indian Summer Raspberry Peach Sangria

Love at first sip!

adhttps://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/233339/indian-summer-raspberry-peach-sangria/

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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 8, 2020

Illusion
“If you ever do a survey, you’ll find that people prefer illusion to reality, ten to one. Twenty, even.”

-Judith Guest, 1976


There seems to be a lot of escapism in our society. We like to go to movies and get lost in a story. We like to visit places like Disneyland, called “the happiest place on earth.” As much as we can enjoy these excursions, we can’t live in Fantasyland. But what we must understand is that reality can be just as blissful. We can create our lives so that we experience joy, love, peace, anytime we want to.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The high Priestess

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

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 7, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 7, 2020

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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The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts,
All on a summer day:
The Knave of Hearts, he stole those tarts,
And took them quite away!
-Charles Lamb (1775-1834)

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September’s Events:

Sept 1-2 Full Moon 10:22 pm PST/ 11:22 pm MST/ 1:22 am EST

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept 7 Labor Day

Sept 10 3rd Qtr Moon 2:25 am PST/ 3:25 am MST/ 5:25 am EST

Sept 17 New Moon 4:00 am PST/ 5:00 am MST/ 7:00 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Surrender the Old (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Currently we are experiencing a world in flux as timelines continue to shift creating instability in the energetic framework of our lives. As a result, we are experiencing a timeless, no-ordinary reality where true creation begins. This space is inviting us to be in the flow of life and to follow the natural movement of events in our lives

Read more………

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The Green Witch: How a Green Witch Profiles Herbs || My Materia Medica Entries

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ThoughtCo: The Pentagram Tarot Spread

The pentagram is a five-pointed star sacred to many people in the Pagan community, and within this magical symbol you’ll find a number of different meanings.

Read more……

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MBG: This Wednesday Is Super Significant In Astrology: Here’s Your Weekly Horoscope

This week, a rare Mars retrograde kicks off in the planet’s home sign of Aries, which could cause some temper tantrums. Here’s the scoop, from the AstroTwins.

On Wednesday, warrior Mars, who’s been barreling forward through its native sign of fierce, fiery Aries since June 27, back flips into its biennial, two-month retrograde.

Read more…….

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Pioneer Thinking: Holistic Aromatherapy for Cats

Most any cat owner will tell you their feline friends are capable of conveying emotion. In fact, they may even say they can recognize and distinguish specific emotions their cats display, including love, anger, illness, annoyance and more

Read more……

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Yeyeo Botanica: Salts: Spiritual and Magical Uses

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Elephant Journal: Why our Soul Alignment is more Important than our Purpose.

There is a belief system that is running rampant in our society that pressures us to find our purpose.
We’re told that we’re meant to follow this one thing throughout our lives, and that we’re somehow incomplete if we don’t arrive at a life-consuming purpose.

Read more…….

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Treehugger: 8 Magnificent Facts About Mongooses

A mongoose is a small, dynamic mammal with a long body and short legs. Mongooses are famous for standing their ground against venomous snakes, both in literature and in real life, but they are also complex creatures with many other interesting quirks.

Read more……

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EarthSky News: Moon, Aldebaran, Pleiades late night September 7 to 9

Late at night on September 7, 8 and 9, 2020, watch as the waning gibbous moon sweeps in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull. You’ll be looking around midnight, or afterwards. The bright moon might make it tough to see the starlit figure of the Bull on these nights. But you should be able to make out Aldebaran, Taurus’ brightest star, as well as the tiny, misty, dipper-shaped Pleiades star cluster.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Replacing Chakras: Using Five Energy Centers In My Practice

Not long ago, I wrote a post stating there are common practices I’m rethinking. Chakras are chief among them. Why? Taking a deeper look into their origin within Hinduism, other religions that have their own version, and how they have been re-interpreted for Western use, I cannot use the Chakra system in good conscience.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: The Dragonborn Comes/Dragonborn Main Theme | Skyrim Cover

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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, until by 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.”

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

When given the choice think about smiles rather than frowns, laughter rather than crying, health rather than sickness, gains rather than losses, and income rather than expenses, because, after all, your followers are anxious to know how tomorrow’s going to turn out.

Like, wink, share –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Creamy Instant Pot® Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

“Macaroni and cheese is so easy to cook in the pressure cooker that you won’t want to make the boxed stuff again! This creamy recipe is a delicious basic pressure cooker mac and cheese with bacon. Feel free to use it as a starting point for a customized mac and cheese using different cheeses and add-ins.”

Read more….

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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 7, 2020

Illusion
“Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.”

-Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, 1992


What is real? What is illusion? These are two of the biggest questions we’re faced with in this lifetime. Especially today, when we have TV and “reality TV” – who is real and who is putting on a show? But one thing we know is that there are indeed illusions, and it’s just a matter of each one of us figuring out for ourselves what is real, what is important, what is ever-lasting.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

No matter what is on the schedule, you may need to step out and start something else new and exciting. Your regular duties and usual work won’t be neglected. You’ll just realize that there are other wonderful things that you do not want to postpone nor neglect any longer. This kind of dynamic spirit makes the day go fast and makes everything easier. Have a great 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/