Cat’s Morning Bits for September 25, 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.
Not while the snow-shroud round dead earth is rolled,
And naked branches point to frozen skies.-
When orchards burn their lamps of fiery gold,
The grape glows like a jewel, and the corn
A sea of beauty and abundance lies,
Then the new year is born.
-Emma Lazarus (1849-87)
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
Spirit Library: Moment of Opportunity (a message from Kate Spreckley)
Currently the energetic environment of our world is adding a profound intensity to the life changing events and circumstances in our lives. There is an urgency being felt as we are offered the healing and resolution of many long-standing issues, both from this lifetime and others.
What is Irish Witchcraft? and How To Practice? – Lora O’Brien – Irish Witchcraft from an Irish Witch
Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF THE COLOR RED
Red is a dominant color, even without considering it’s spiritual and esoteric meanings, red represents power and aggressiveness.
ThoughtCo: Ritual to Kick a Bad Habit
Often, when people have problems in their lives, they turn to magic for assistance. A common request is that of how to use magic to get rid of a bad habit. Now, this is one of those circumstances where the magical absolutely must work in tandem with the mundane.
Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Magic in the Woods by Mary Lane author, “Divine Nourishment, A Woman’s Sacred Journey with Food.”
I am a classic witch in the woods. You have to drive up a windy dirt road to my home. No neighbors in sight. Although they are tucked away here and there so I have community.
Medicine is growing everywhere you look outside, and drying everywhere inside. When I’m not playing with my herbs I am gardening, gathering wild mushrooms, or other seasonal bounty, cooking, writing, sitting around the fire, hanging with other witches.
The Witchy Mommy: Mabon Gratitude Ritual
Elephant Journal: Shifting with the Seasons: 10 Life Lessons I’m Taking with Me into Fall.
It started last week…
The sadness, the body pains, the migraines.
It lasted for 10 days.
Every year at this time, my emotional stability takes a nose dive.
Treehugger: 9 Iconic Animals Brought Back From the Brink
There is a lot of grim news in the world, especially when it comes to wildlife. But it’s not all gloom and doom, sixth mass extinction or not. Case in point: WCS scientists in the Global Conservation Program put together a list of nine wildlife species that are recovering thanks to conservation action.
EarthSky News: Orion’s Belt points to dazzling Sirius
It’s one of the neatest tricks in all the heavens … Orion’s Belt points to Sirius in the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog. Sirius is the brightest star in the nighttime sky. It’s up before dawn now but will be shifting into the evening sky as the months pass. Orion is found in the predawn morning sky every September.
Pagan Playlist: The Rising of the Moon – Irish folk song
Patheos-Pagan: Persephone and the Autumn Equinox
A number of online sites state that the Autumn Equinox represents the return of Persephone to the underworld, but how accurate is this?
Inner Journey: BE WILLING TO REPEAT
“Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix.”
— Christina Baldwin
Sometimes we repeat the Inner Journey messages in the series. Please guard against saying, “I’ve seen this one — I don’t need to read it again.”
The truth is: we are always changing. Who you are now is different from who you were when you read the message the first time. The circumstances of your life have changed as well. As a result, you may be open to new perspectives this time around.
Our ego is prone to think it knows it all, but life always offers us fresh and new experiences.
“It all depends on how we look at things and not on how they are in themselves.”
— C.G. Jung
A Note from the Universe
You’re thanking me?!
No. Sorry. I’m afraid you were misinformed.
You see, it’s me who thanks you, every moment of every day, for all that you are.
You have no idea.
Today’s Recipe: Cucumber-Basil Syrup
“If your garden produces more cukes than you can eat, try this syrup. Great with seltzer water, in a gin tonic, or just with vodka on ice.”
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
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.
September 25, 2020
“Light! Nature’s resplendent robe; without whose vesting beauty all were wrapt in gloom.”
-James Thomson (1700-1748)
The whole world is made up of opposites. Dark and light are just one pair. And we really can’t have one without the other. When light hits the earth it creates shadows. Day turns to night, and the light comes again in the morning. Even in the darkness of night the stars shine their light. We wouldn’t be able to see the stars without the darkness. Even though there are opposites, it’s all good. It’s all a gift.
Daily Tarot: The Empress
Clear up a misunderstanding and free up some time and space to begin something you’ve been wanting to do but felt beyond your means. You might also come to an understanding with someone who has been an obstacle for you, whether because of pride, some power struggle, or other kind of competition or misconstrued sense of prestige or self-importance. Today, you are the equal of anyone. Be gracious.
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