Just Have Faith:Cat’s Angel Message for September 24, 2022

Just Have Faith: Cat’s Angel Message for September 24, 2022

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

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You’ve totally got this! ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Just Have Faith

924: As we work on our personal, spiritual, and life goals we will find that faith in ourselves is one of our biggest assets. The other important asset is our support system. Our friends, family, and Divine sources play a major role in our success. Today the Universe is sending a gentle reminder that your support system is here and that you are surrounded by both supportive and healing energies. This will be important for the changes headed your way or that you are experiencing now. The key here is to allow these things to happen naturally, so don’t force things to happen or struggle to stop them. These changes will benefit you and help to shape your goals and dreams. Just go with the flow and have faith in yourself and in the Universal powers and get ready to reap the rewards.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Jeremiel is in charge of life reviews and changes. He can help you see everything that you have accomplished recently as well as the areas that need attention and helps us to let go of what we no longer need. He teaches us that by taking inventory of our lives we gain a clear perspective of where we are on our path, which in turn helps us to make positive life changes. He removes our fear of change and what the future holds and replaces them with a sense of expectant excitement.

The Ascended Master Saint Germain helps us to persevere in our personal quests and provides us with courage and direction. He teaches us how to clear the way and free our minds from worry so that we can work on more important things and shows us the way to comfortably interact with people and situations that can help us achieve our goals.

The Greek goddess Artemis helps us to hone our intuitive skills so that we get the information we need without the unnecessary backwash. She teaches us how to trust in ourselves and honor our own wisdom. By following our inner guidance system we are setting ourselves on the path of authenticity and personal truth. Allow yourself to be a “huntress” like Artemis and track down your inner power. She tells us, “All the skills and knowledge you need for success lives within you. Your inner wisdom is a powerful thing and you know in your heart when something is good and right.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Amber helps us to attain our goals with a clear focus and bestows a positive mental state and helps us find balance, patience, and aids in decision making. It has a warm and calm energy that can be used to promote feelings of inner peace.

Aventurine teaches us how to give and receive gracefully. Both are necessary for healthy relationships with self and others and it allows the Universe to care for you. Aventurine also helps to dispel the anger and irritation that sometimes arise when we are stuck in the “what I lack” mind loop.

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

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Good Morning Beautiful Souls! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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September Quotes

“Well, the sun’s not so hot in the sky today
And you know I can see summertime slipping on away
A few more geese are gone, a few more leaves turning red
But the grass is as soft as a feather in a featherbed
So I’ll be king and you’ll be queen
Our kingdom’s gonna be this little patch of green
Won’t you lie down here right now
In this September grass
Won’t you lie down with me now
September grass.”

James Taylor

gardendigest.com

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September 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Daily Tarot Girl: Tarot Reading for Sept 19 – 25

For this week’s reading I’m using the Modern Witch Tarot Deck by Lisa Sterle….

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Spirituality & Health: The Spiritual Meaning of the Autumn Equinox
by Julie Peters

When it’s too cold to be outside hunting, building, or farming, it’s time to go inside and listen to your teachers. Explore the spiritual meaning of the Autumn Equinox.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Bacchus, Roman God of Wine and Fertility

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 25, 2019


Bacchus was a Roman agricultural god who was associated with the harvest — particularly that of grapevines. The son of Jupiter by a human woman, Bacchus was said to wander the world educating people about the delightful wines that could be made from grapes.

Read more….

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MBG: The Year’s Only New Moon In Libra Is Here To Accelerate Your Relationships

This week is all about balance and harmony as we step into Libra season. Here’s what The AstroTwins want you to know.

Libra season begins this Thursday, September 22, and dynamic duos will hit their stride.

Read more….

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Mabon Craft DIY fairy, gnome, & card stand for Autumn equinox altar

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Exemplore: Want Your Own Murder of Crows? Start Here
How to attract crows to your yard.
DIANA LOGAN


The term “murder” to refer to a group of crows has its origin in old folktales about how crows would gather to discuss the fate of one of their own, or because they were often seen as an omen of death. Nowadays, though,

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Moody Moons Blog: 11 Fall Projects for the Crafty Witch

As cozy bonfires begin to flare and the first pumpkins appear at the farmer’s market, all the rich, colorful warmth of the autumn season approaches, electrifying even the seasoned witch with anticipation for the coming months

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Great Square of Pegasus gallops into autumn sky

Great Square of Pegasus
Look east just after dark for the Great Square of Pegasus around the time of the September equinox (in 2022, it is on September 22). Throughout late September and October evenings, the Great Square will be ascending in the eastern evening sky.

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Patheos-Pagan: Parental Death, Ancestor Work, And The Search For Love
SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 BY TOM SWISS


It’s been five years since my father died, changing my relationship with my ancestors.

Anniversaries of our bad days are funny. As we get close, our brain skids away from them.

I know quite well that September 18, 2022, will be the fifth anniversary of the worst news I’ve yet received in this life. And it’s something I was thinking about a lot up until a few weeks ago, putting it in the context of the fresh potential this year has brought —

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: MABON Witch Music: Fall Equinox Meditation Instrumental Playlist. Songs for the Autumn Sabbat

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Inner Journey:

THE POWER OF ACCEPTANCE

“It is permissible to take life’s blessings with both hands provided thou dost know thyself prepared in the opposite event to take them just as gladly. This applies to food and friends and kindred, to anything God gives and takes away… As long as God is satisfied do thou rest content. If he is pleased to want something else of thee, still rest content.”
— Meister Eckhart

Our life begins to change in magical ways when we open to the experience of life AS IT IS. With acceptance, we stop fighting what is happening. And this creates space, an opening for new relationships to unfold.

Explore unconditionally saying yes to the facts of life. Accept your past and where you are now. Unconditional acceptance is unconditional love and this is healing.

“Sometimes what seems like surrender isn’t surrender at all. It’s about what’s going on in our hearts. About seeing clearly the way life is and accepting it and being true to it, whatever the pain, because the pain of not being true to it is far, far greater.”
— Nicholas Evans

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Did you realize, that whenever you gave anything, to anyone, you gave to the entire world?

And did you realize that for every path you’ve walked, for every stone you’ve turned over, and for every door you’ve knocked on, you did so for everyone?

And finally, did you realize that whenever you felt love, for any reason whatsoever, you irrevocably lifted the entire planet higher into the light?

Knock, knock –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 12 Epic Pumpkin Breads to Spice up Your Day

Spicy, fragrant pumpkin bread is one of autumn’s greatest hits. And lucky us, it’s so easy to make and share. Here are 12 of our favorite pumpkin bread variations, from chocolate chip to coconut, to enjoy this season.

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

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Daily Wisdom
September 20, 2022

Reality

“Nothing which is at all times and in every way agreeable to us can have objective reality. It is of the very nature of the real that it should have sharp corners and rough edges, that it should be resistant, should be itself. Dream-furniture is the only kind on which you never stub your toes or bang your knee.-C.S. Lewis

We’ve often heard the phrase “harsh reality.” As if reality can smack us in the face. But that smack could just be a wake-up call to alert us to the bigger “reality.” When we stub a toe, we’re brought immediately to the present moment! Living in present-moment awareness we can more clearly see what is real and what is not, what is important and what is dispensable.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

Relax, take a deep breath, and don’t let any feelings of anxiety derail your plans for the day. A certain level of nervousness may be in the air today but it doesn’t have to be contagious and you don’t have to catch it. If a touch of anxiety serves to give you a greater sense of caution, that can be a good thing.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Mabon /Autumn Equinox/ Harvest Home Correspondences

Mabon /Autumn Equinox/ Harvest Home

September 22, 2022

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

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

Symbols: Acorns, dried flowers, pine cones, chrysanthemums, Ferns, ivy. Cornucopia, Indian Corn, Grapes, and Grains.

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

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

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

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Mabon Activities: This is such a beautiful season to go outside! Take some nature walks and collect pinecones, acorns, colored leaves, and interesting seeds and pods for decorating your home and altar. Other activities include making gourd rattles, harvesting from your garden, sharing your garden’s abundance with others, fill your bird feeders with treats for your avian friends. Most of all, count your blessings. Have everyone in your family make a list of all the things they are thankful for and then read them aloud. I will also include my favorite activity…” feeding the trees”. We share a drink of apple cider or wine with our trees.

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

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

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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September Full Harvest Moon

September Full Harvest Moon

 Sept. 10, 2022 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

The Old Farmer’s Almanac calls this moon the Full Corn Moon however in the Pagan Traditions it is called the Harvest Moon.

Many of the Native American tribes’ staple foods, such as corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and rice, were ready for harvesting during this month. The strong light of the Harvest Moon allowed European farmers to work late into the night to harvest their crops which is where the name came from. This moon does not always occur in September and traditionally, the name goes to the full moon closest to the autumn equinox, the Harvest Moon sometimes happens in September and sometimes in October.

Other names for this moon are Chrysanthemum Moon (china), Nut Moon (Cherokee), Mulberry Moon (Choctaw), Singing Moon (Celtic),  and Barley Moon (medieval English).

As Mother Earth begins her journey into the dark part of the year, the sun pulls away and we get that welcome autumn chill. September is a time of hearth and home as well as a time to acknowledge the things that we have accomplished since spring.

To get in the autumn mood and celebrate this month’s element of earth try wearing browns, greens, and other earthy colors. 

Sacred Stones: Citrine, Peridot, Bloodstone

Sacred Herbs: Grains, Valerian, Witch Hazel

Deities: Hearth Goddesses, Demeter, Brighid, Vesta, Freya

Full moon blessings!

Cat

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

  Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 8, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 8, 2022

Good Morning Beautiful Souls! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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September Quotes

“There comes a time when autumn asks,
“What have you been doing all summer?”

gardendigest.com

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September 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: This Isn’t Rocket Science
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

You helped shift the earth and personally transitioned far beyond 3D. Yet, you feel small instead of powerful or commanding.

You feel you have given up so much of your life – and for what?

Read more….

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Sigil Spell Bag – I am Powerful, Sigil Magic Charm Bag for health, wealth, career – Magical Crafting

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Spirituality & Health: Sherry Shone on the Practice of Hoodoo for Everyone
by Rochelle Bourgault

How does one keep the practice of hoodoo accessible, simple, yet powerful? Hoodoo practitioner and author Sherry Shone shares.

Sherry Shone (aka That Hoodoo Lady) is proud of her Black, White, and First Native heritages and honors them using hoodoo work. She has two books on the subject, the most recent of which is Hoodoo For Everyone.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Mabon Prayers

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 25, 2019


Need a prayer to bless your Mabon meal? How about one to celebrate the Dark Mother before you dive into your dinner? Try one of these simple, practical Mabon prayers to mark the autumn equinox in your celebrations.

Read more….

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MBG: Prepare For An Emotional Yet Insightful Full Moon In Pisces This Month

With every full moon, energy builds up to a culmination of sorts, setting the stage for release and cosmic shifts. This month, we’ve got a full moon in the sign of spiritual Pisces, and there’s a good chance it’s going to feel pretty intense. Here’s what to know, plus how to work with this full moon.

Read more….

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Exemplore: 7 Crystals for Working With Full Moon Energy
CLAIRE AUG 15, 2022

When Should I Perform a Full Moon Ritual?
Many people consider the phases of the Moon to be important when carrying out magical workings. It is thought that each phase possesses its own energy and magical properties

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Treehugger: The Incredible Science Behind Starling Murmurations: Where and Why They Form

Starling murmuration … sounds like a song doesn’t it? The reality is just as lovely as you would imagine.

Starlings are small- to medium-size birds that have a short tail and a pointed head with glossy black feathers streaked with hints of purple and green.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon near Saturn on September 7 and 8

A bright waxing gibbous moon passes by Saturn on the evenings of September 7 and 8, 2022. A waxing gibbous moon is one that’s up as darkness falls. It appears more than half-lighted, but less than full. Saturn reached its yearly opposition last month, on August 14.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Between Two Worlds: Remembering Mabons Past and Looking Forward
SEPTEMBER 5, 2022 BY BRIANNE RAVEN WOLF

As Mabon 2022 gets closer, I’ve been reminiscing on Mabons past, and those to come. You may remember that Mabon is my favorite Sabbat. You can read about that here.

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Pagan Playlist: 【pumpkin spice and everything nice; a playlist for over the garden wall vibes】

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Inner Journey:

HOW ARE YOU SABOTAGING YOURSELF?

“If you play it safe in life you’ve decided that you don’t want to grow any more.”
— Shirley Hufstedler

How are you sabotaging your potential for change?

We unconsciously use defence mechanisms to shield us from situations we perceive to be scary or painful. A part of you may want to grow and change, but another part may be resisting because change always moves you into new territory in your thinking and emotions.

If you find you are getting anxious, fearful, angry, frustrated, dismissive or unmotivated, then defence mechanisms are at work. Watch for them and know them to be signs of fear that wants to hold you back. Then courageously move through them.

“I have never been contained except I made the prison.”
— Mary Evans

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If you just physically pretend on a regular basis, no matter how silly it may seem, that “it” is yours, that your life has already taken off, and that you’ve found true happiness, a tipping point will be reached, stars will be realigned, and new acquaintances will start insisting, “I don’t know why, but you look really familiar…”

And, it’ll be because their inner eyes already see the legend you are to become.

Swear,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Herbed Spaghetti Squash

Easy recipe for a simple spaghetti squash that goes great with anything!

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
September 8, 2022

Success

“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.”

-John Wooden

With this definition, it doesn’t matter what industry you work in, or how much money you make. It doesn’t matter where you grew up or who you know. This says that success is all a matter of our own efforts, and how we see how we are doing. And it leaves room to say that we are “becoming” – which is great, because we are all changing, and growing, and succeeding every day, every minute!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

It’s important to stick with the plan already in place and be loyal to those who are already committed to you. You’re not so much part of a team as you are the leader of a group of people who will do what you ask of them if you only treat them properly and look after their needs, especially the tiny personal ones.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 5, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 5, 2022

Good Morning Beautiful Souls! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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September Quotes

“Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”

Henry James

gardendigest.com

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September 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Putting the “Craft” in Witchcraft with Marshall Witch of Southern Light

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Spirituality & Health: An Autumn Equinox Ritual
by Day Schildkret

Day Schildkret offers a Shake and Harvest Ritual. His newest book is Hello, Goodbye: 75 Rituals for Times of Loss, Celebration and Change.
There’s a shift.

You can feel it in the air. You can sense it in the light. You can see it in the leaves. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, all that was bright is quickly fading as the time teeters on the edge between dark and light. Everything must eventually change, and so the autumn equinox is a time to reassess—

Read more….

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MBG: Mercury Retrograde & A Pisces Full Moon Make This A Huge Week In Astrology

Retrograde alert! Here’s how the AstroTwins suggest navigating this fiery first week of September.

Get ready for a galactic glow-up this Monday, September 5, as beautifying Venus moves into Virgo, the sign of radiant good health.

Read more….

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Making a Protection Charm for My Car/ Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Exemplore: Wiccan Spell for Mabon: Banishing Unwanted Thoughts
MACKENZIE SAGE WRIGHTAUG 2, 2022

Mabon Magic
We all have unwanted thoughts. Whether you can’t get the person who dumped you out of your head, can’t shake the anger you feel after an argument, or can’t brush off the depression and bad outlook after a particularly big disappointment,

Read more….

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Coltsfoot
by Susun Weed

Looks like a dandelion but isn’t …

That’s not dandelion.
Look at the flower buds

Look at the stalks

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Venus and Regulus on September 4, 5 and 6 mornings

Just before sunrise in early September, 2022, you can still find Venus very low in the east before sunrise. It’ll appear near the star Regulus in Leo the Lion around September 4, 5 and 6.

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Patheos-Pagan: Magickal Tools to Help with Exhaustion
SEPTEMBER 2, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON


I’ve been seeing and hearing a lot of exhaustion in the circles I’m in.

I’m tirrrrred. I’m spent. I’m out of energy and patience.

Same, girl, same.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Into the Fairytale Forest ✤ Magical Flute and Celtic Harp Music | Fantasy | (music only version)

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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

Give it thought. Consider every angle. And then speak from your heart.

You’ve not been drawn into anyone’s life by chance.

Loud and proud,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cantaloupe Frenzy

A cantaloupe smoothie!! Perfect for those hot summer days or an after school snack to cool down with!

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise

Element: Water


Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Star Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

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Daily Wisdom
September 5, 2022

Success

“Self-trust is the first secret of success”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everyone seems to have a different definition of success. It means so many things, and each one of us relates to the word in our own way. For some, success might mean the attainment of goals. For others it might be fame or fortune. However you describe it, success, like spiritual growth, is an ongoing process. It is more a journey than a destination.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Devil

There may be very little that you can change or have much effect on today. It may not exactly feel like the day has been fated to be a certain way, but you may have that suspicion at times. You can fit in with whatever happens and get some satisfaction and success anyway. Someone who usually argues against you may turn around and agree with you about something important

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Always Evolving: Cat’s Angel Message for September 3, 2022

Always Evolving: Cat’s Angel Message for September 3, 2022

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

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Our evolution happens whether we are paying attention or not.But the best things happen when we take an active role in its creation. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Always Evolving

93: The Universe is encouraging us to open doors by trying something new today. Maybe a new project, or trying something you’ve never done before. Trying new things will draw new blessings (abundance, relationships, opportunities) into our lives and can even help us in our quests for personal evolution and self-exploration. Remember to continue making room for new things by throwing out outdated thoughts, feelings, habits or things that no longer bring you joy ( remember that holding on to things out of habit holds us back). This makes some much-needed room for the new blessings headed our way and gives them room to grow and flourish. These things will help us in our quest to see the big picture and help us to embrace our personal and spiritual journey!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Raziel can assist us in both embracing our unique divine magic and in the overall manifestation process. He tells us that growth and freedom can be found when we let go of what we have outgrown as well as our limiting self-beliefs and fears all of which hold us back from achieving and creating the life we want.

The Himalayan Ascended Master Babaji helps us to achieve the personal and spiritual growth necessary for the letting go process. He assists us in detaching ourselves from both material things and things that no longer serve us. He teaches us that letting go is a form of simplifying your life. It frees your energy so that you can work on what’s important so that new blessings can be received.

Epona is the Celtic goddess of horses, fertility (cornucopia), and dreams(keys). She has ridden into our message today to remind us of the importance of sowing fertile ground to nurture our body, mind, and spirit. The keys to this can often be found in our dreams. She says ” As you ride into your evolution remember that you are the key to unlocking the doors that will lead you on your journey. Clues can be found in your dreams and daydreams so don’t gallop past the way markers.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Moss Agate. This gentle stone promotes new beginnings and can help release the blocks that are keeping us from moving forward. It attracts new forms of abundance and teaches us how to channel our energy in new, creative ways. Often referred to as the gardener’s stone Moss Agate helps us connect to nature, the earth, and our own inner garden as well. Carry it with you or wear it during times of new growth.

Copper is a conductor that moves energy and helps us communicate with the higher realms. It can also increase self-esteem and self-awareness which are essential to embracing our divine spark and our powers of manifestation.

Sodalite is a stone for the mind, it promotes clear and calm thinking. and activates intuition as it draws down information to the physical level. It dispels confusion and releases outdated thought patterns while creating space for new ideas. It also helps us to look for and find the truth and makes it possible to stand up for our personal beliefs while remaining true to ourselves by boosting our confidence and self-esteem.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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The Celtic Tree Month of Vine: September 2nd to September 29th

The Celtic Tree Month of Vine or Muin runs from September 2nd to September 29th

I dreamed this mortal part of mine
Was metamorphosed to a vine,
Which, crawling one and every way…
from Robert Herrick’s “The Vine”

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VINE LORE

The month of Vine is the bridge between the Autumn Equinox and the dark time of the year that begins at Samhain. Muin is an Ogham word that means highest of beauty and strongest of effort and the Irish word Muine means thicket.

Vine symbolizes emotion and sensuality and represents the clinging aspirations of artists and of poets. Vine refers to specifically to the Grape Vines. In mythology, the grapevine is personified in the God Dionysus or Bacchus, who brought the art of winemaking to mankind. Carvings of this god show him with an ivy wreath upon his head and his body covered with grapes and leaves. As such he resembles the GreenMan of the Celtic traditions. In Pagan/Wiccan traditions the five-pointed leaves are sacred to the Goddess as is the spiral growing pattern of the vines themselves.

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PLANT INFORMATION

This is not a tree but more like a shrub and is probably the oldest cultivated plant in the world. It is a long-lived plant and scientists have found fossilized grape leaves that date back 40 million years! These vines have large lobed leaves and produce small whitish flowers, that in turn produce grapes. Vine can grow up to 115 feet in length and live to a recorded life span of 600 years. The stem of very old grape vines has been known to produce “planks” 15 inches wide when cut. This vine has no uses other than winemaking.

In healing, the vine is known for its restorative and regenerative powers. It can help with fever, the leaves and seeds were used to stop hemorrhaging, bleeding, and inflammation. Grapes are rich in iron, and vitamins and provide an excellent source of instant energy. They are also a laxative and a diuretic. Blackberries were used by the ancient Greeks to treat gout. In England, the leaves were used to treat burns while berries were used to treat bug bites, loose teeth, and sore throats. The bark and roots are known for their astringent properties and are still used today.

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VINE IN MAGICK

Vine is female and is ruled by the moon. It can be used to promote prosperity, fertility, and mental powers and can be used in garden magick. Ritual uses include celebrations, grounding and faery magick. Use the leaves of this plant to enhance your own goals and ambitions. Vine is also one of the nine sacred woods burned at Beltane as a symbol of joy.

Vines’ properties are as follows:

Thistle: Protection, strength, exorcism, hex breaking
Blueberry: Spirituality, protection, and dream magick
Grape: Garden magick fertility, prosperity/money, and binding
Blackberry: Protection, healing, and prosperity

To dream of grapes/blackberries is a sign of abundance, if the leaves are green then success is coming your way and if you are harvesting the berries your income will be a good one. To dream of walking through a vineyard foretells of prosperity.

Here is a recipe for Vine Moon Tea (good for use in Earth magic, sex magic, and overcoming difficulties):
1 part blackberry
1 part dandelion
splash of currant wine or Grape juice
pinch of hibiscus
(dutchie.org)

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VINE PEOPLE

Vine people have high personal standards and tend to be natural socializers and well-organized. They also have well-developed instincts and an eye for detail however this can become an issue as they can be highly self-critical. They are also secretly romantic and sensitive. Vine people have a dual personality and can be happy one minute and down the next. It is important for Vine people to learn the importance of balance between giving and receiving.

To choose Vine as a magickal name can indicate that you are a climber and have great potential. You are willing to work hard to achieve what you want.

Deities: Dionysus, Osirus, Branwen,Brigid, Danu, Freya , Hathor, Bacchus, Dagd, Etain.
Animals: White swan, eagle, lizard, hound
Sacred Stones: Blue beryl and emerald

written by CatSister 2010
sources:
The New Book of Magical Names by Phoenix McFarland
Cunninghams Encyclopedia of Magickal Herbs
Whispers from the Woods by Sandra Kynes
dutchie.org
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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 2, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 2, 2022

Good Morning Beautiful Souls! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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September Quotes

“But now in September the garden has cooled, and with it my possessiveness. The sun warms my back instead of beating on my head … The harvest has dwindled, and I have grown apart from the intense midsummer relationship that brought it on.”

Robert Finch

gardendigest.com

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September 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Who Do You Want to Be Today?
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

Proclaim your rightness to be – not in anger or jest, but in reality.

Most of you reading this message have hidden from others so well for decades, even eons, that you no longer understand who or what you are. So you concede to the rights of others to be loud, abrasive, angry, verbal, or any action that proclaims their rightness.

Read more….

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Anti Anxiety Tea Recipe/ The Green Witch

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Spirituality & Health: Modern Norse Pagan Practices for Beginners
by Patricia Lafayllve

Ancient Northern European spiritual practices are accessible to people of all lineages. Explore how to connect with Norse paganism as a beginner.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: The Legend of The Bayberry Candle

When colonial families settled on the Eastern seaboard, they set about on their “women’s work”. Each day, the women of the house were responsible for the cooking, cleaning and care of the home.

Read more….

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MBG: Keep Seeing Angel Number 123? Here’s What It Means + What To Do About It

From 111 to 999, number sequences are all around us. In spiritual circles, different number sequences carry unique meanings and messages. Keep seeing the pattern 123? Here are a few interpretations of what this angel number means, plus what to do when you come across it.

Read more….

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Preparing for Mabon / Slow Living

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Exemplore: Sevens in Tarot and What They Mean
BEV GAUG 24, 2022

The sevens in tarot are not just about the number seven. In the tarot structure, they fall in that ‘awkward place’ between five and ten, and they often pose a challenge in their interpretation.

Read more….

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Treehugger: How to Grow Dragon Fruit
Growing this fruit-bearing cactus is the ultimate test of patience but well worth the wait.

Known for their hot-pink, spike-covered exterior, dragon fruits are one of the more tropical fruits widely available in American supermarkets.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Visible planets and night sky September 2022

Evening planets
Saturn is rising before sunset and is perfect for observing all evening.
Jupiter – brighter than all the stars – is rising near sunset and is visible most of the night. Jupiter’s opposition comes on September 26.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Elemental Witchcraft: Pranic Breathing Meditation with a Witch’s Charm of Affirmation
SEPTEMBER 1, 2022 BY HERON MICHELLE

Pranic breathing is an intentional method of breathing inspired by practices from the east which focus on the relationship between the body and the breath.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Shamanic Drumming Who Am I ? | Ceremony Of Finding Ones True Self.

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Inner Journey:

WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

“I never know what I think about something until I read what I’ve written on it.”
— William Faulkner

What have you been thinking lately?

Do you know? We get so accustomed to our thoughts that we lose awareness of them. We don’t see how they are stuck in old habitual patterns, most of which don’t serve us.

Take time to journal so you can capture your thoughts on paper. By doing so, you will begin to take control of your mind and use it to best advantage.

“When you choose to understand [and] exercise control over the functions and attributes of your own mind, you will be empowered to create your own reality, to be completely self-reliant and totally prosperous.”
— The Delfin Knowledge System

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Did you know, statistically, more often than not whenever someone receives unexpected great news, it’s usually followed by even more unexpected great news?

True that,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Zucchini Muffins

A moist, dense and delicious snack. Super easy! I had apples and zucchini that were just begging to be turned into something wonderful!

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

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Daily Wisdom
September 2, 2022

Soul
“The soul unfolds itself like a lotus of countless petals.”

-Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)
Our spiritual growth is such a beautiful thing. We bloom into ourselves and extend loveliness and sweetness out into the world. Like the lotus, we become more soft and gentle as we unfold into more of who we are– and we also become more “layered” in our experiences and challenges.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

You have great force of will today and it could be easy to push around someone less driven than you. Try to do things right the first time so there’s less “clean-up” tomorrow, when people may be less forgiving or understanding. Do what’s important first, rather than what is easiest or the most fun. You can do that some other time but today it won’t work.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 31, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 31, 2022

Good Morning Beautiful Souls! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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August Quotes

“The brilliant poppy flaunts her head
Amidst the ripening grain,
And adds her voice to sell the song
That August’s here again.”

Helen Winslow

gardendigest.com

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August 2022 Events

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 11 Full “Sturgeon” Moon at 6:35 pm PST/ 7:35 pm MST/ 9:35 pm MST

Aug 27 New Moon at 1:17 am PST/ 2:17 am MST/ 4:17 am EST

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Spirit Library: Weekly Forecast: August 28 – September 3, 2022
Kelly M. Beard


The video version of this forecast, as read by Kelly, is available here.

8/28 ~ Venus (relationships & resources) ~oppose~ Saturn (physical limits & reality):

Where Sun opposite Saturn has the focus squarely on you, the individual, Venus opposite Saturn often illuminates the relationships that you’ve magnetized (or repelled) in your lifetime.

Read more….

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What is SHADOW WORK and how to do it | Shadow work tutorial/ The witches’ cookery

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Spirituality & Health: Healing at Home: How to Have a Wake at Home
by Robin Fasano

Having a wake at home for a lost loved one can help make the transition process more sacred.


Prior to the 20th century, death had always been tended to in the home. Family members took care of the dying person, washed and dressed the deceased, dug the grave in the ground, and carried the body in the coffin. Death was a part of life that required the family’s physical work and participation.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: 7 Goddesses of Empowerment

By Patti Wigington
Updated on May 15, 2019


Think you’d like to embrace the sacred feminine as part of your spiritual development? Here are seven goddesses from around the globe who embody female strength and empowerment in a number of different ways. See which one resonates with you the most!

Read more….

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Hades and Persephone – The Story Of The Seasons (Greek Mythology Explained)

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Exemplore: Which Finnish God Are You? The Powers of Tapio, Ahti, and Ukko
NIINA NISKANEN

Quiz: Which Finnish God Are You?
For each question, choose the best answer for you.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Researchers Create ‘Treasure Map’ of All the World’s Ants
Because there are so many of them, ants have a great impact on ecosystems.

They’re tiny but mighty, but where exactly are they?

Researchers went looking for all the ants in the world. They created a bit of a treasure map, using technology to locate these tiny creatures with a focus on conservation

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Corona Australis is the sparkling Southern Crown

Corona Australis appears as an arc of sparkling stars, one of the few constellations that somewhat resembles the object it’s named for. Ptolemy created Corona Australis in the 2nd century.

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Patheos-Pagan: Mabon – A Solitary Ritual
SEPTEMBER 13, 2015 BY JOHN BECKETT


Holidays and holy days are better with friends and family. But many Pagans maintain solitary practices. Even if you work with a group, sometimes you can’t be with them for one reason or another.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: 【a playlist for tim burton vibes】

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Inner Journey:

WHAT NEEDS ATTENTION?

“We often spend so much time coping with problems along our path that we only have a dim or even inaccurate view of what’s really important to us.”
— Peter Senge

Where are you struggling in your life?

Look at your career, finances, relationships, growth, health and emotions. Where are you experiencing major challenges? Of these, which area most needs your attention at this time? Set an intention to face this struggle and resolve it. ATTENTION on your TENSION often releases it.

“The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.”
— John Foster Dulles

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Sometimes, when you’re feeling your lowest the real you is summoned.

And better than ever before, you understand how fabulous you are, as you realize vulnerable doesn’t mean powerless, scared doesn’t mean lacking in beauty, and uncertainty doesn’t mean that you’re lost.

These realizations alone will set you on a journey that will take you far beyond what you used to think of as extraordinary.

There is always a bright side,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

These beans are briefly boiled and tossed with cherry tomatoes in a buttery basil sauce to make the most yummy green beans ever! We serve these at Easter Dinner every year but are a delicious accent to any meal.

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

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Daily Wisdom
August 31, 2022

Soul
“All religion, all life, all art, all expression come down to this: to the effort of the human soul to break through its barrier of loneliness, of intolerable loneliness, and make some contact with another seeking soul, or with what all souls seek, which is (by any name) God.”

-Don Marquis (1878-1937)


Yes! Our connection with one another is there, and we are seeking to experience it. And by experiencing our connection with one another, we can experience our connection with God. God expresses through each one of us. Do we notice? Are we listening? Each person we come into contact with has something for us, some piece of the puzzle large or small. We are searching for ourselves, so why don’t we make it easier and stop hiding from ourselves?

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

Little or nothing will slow you down or be daunting to you today. You have so much inner strength, and physical strength, too, that people will have trouble keeping up with you. Do something special today, or perhaps excel at something significant and challenging that will be easily within your grasp. You may find out later that you were dazzling and that you inspired several people to more energetically pursue their passions

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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