Cat’s Morning Bits for October 13, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 13, 2019

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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Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!
-Humbert Wolfe (1886-1940)

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ThoughtCo: Who is the Norse God Odin?

In the Norse pantheon, Asgard is the home of the gods, and it is the place where one could find Odin, the supreme deity of them all. Connected to his Germanic ancestor Woden or Wodan, Odin is the god of kings and the mentor of young heroes, to whom he often gave magical gifts.

Read more…………….

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MBG: This Year’s Only Full Moon In Aries Dares You To Be Loud and Proud

Set your system to beast mode! On Sunday, October 13, 2019, at 5:07 p.m., EDT, the first full moon since the equinox blazes into assertive, me-first Aries. Declare your intentions and make a game-changing move! If you’ve been hustling toward a dream, you can claim your place in the winner’s circle. Here are seven tips for unleashing your fierceness during the energetic full Harvest Moon in Aries:

Read more…………………

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Daily Good: Humanizing Aid with Dignity

A small but increasingly influential British NGO called Refugee Support aims to deliver what it calls “aid with dignity” by adding a sense of normality and respect to its food distribution efforts. Refugee Support co-founders Paul Hutchings and John Sloan met in 2015 in Calais’ notorious Jungle camp. They were both drawn to help alleviate the suffering of the thousands of migrants and refugees living in deplorable conditions while the French and British governments watched with indifference.”The idea of aid with dignity came from our experiences in Calais,” says Hutchings. Read more here. { read more }

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Elephant Journal: The Colors of Autumn: A Sonnet to the Summer & Nature Letting Go.

I love this season of change. The hues, almost a sonnet to the summer, a goodbye perhaps before slowly dropping to the ground below.

Read more……………….

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Patheos Pagan: Samhain in the Devil’s Garden

All Hallows Eve is quickly approaching. The darkness is creeping in closer every day. You can feel the cold grip of the coming winter slithering its way back up from its yearly resting place deep in the Underworld.

Read more……………….

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EarthSky News: This weekend’s full Hunter’s Moon

This weekend – beginning Friday evening, and definitely Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13, 2019 – the moon will look full, or nearly so, to the eye. October’s full moon is the Northern Hemisphere’s first full moon of autumn, and the Southern Hemisphere’s first full moon of spring. Last month’s full moon was the closest full moon to the autumn equinox. By the decree of skylore, it was the Harvest Moon. The full moon immediately following the Harvest Moon is – again, according to skylore – the Hunter’s Moon

Read more………….

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Patheos-Pagan: Daily Water Rituals

There are several ways to connect with water on a daily basis. Small repetitive rituals that are meant to help you deepen your connection to water, acknowledge its presence each day, to nourish your soul and to connect you to the depths of its watery source. Below are a few different approaches you can take when connecting with water on a daily basis

Read more……………..

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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

higherawareness.com
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Full Moon in October without frost, no frost ’til the full Moon in November.
-Proverb

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Today’s Recipe: Hot Spiced Cider

When the weather is cold, there are delicious ways to use apple cider and spices to warm you up.

Read more……………

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Magical Correspondences for Sunday

Magickal Intentions: Growth, Advancements, Enlightment, Rational Thought, Exorcism, Healing, Prosperity, Hope, Exorcism, Money
Incense: Lemon, Frankincense
Planet: Sun
Sign: Leo
Angel: Michael
Colors: Gold, Yellow, Orange and White
Herbs/Plants: Marigold, Heliotrope, Sunflower, Buttercup, Cedar, Beech, Oak
Stones: Carnelian, Citrine, Tiger’s Eye, Amber, Clear Quartz and Red Agate
Oil: (Sun) Cedar, Frankincense, Neroli, Rosemary
The first day of the week is ruled by the Sun. It is an excellent time to work efforts involving business partnerships, work promotions, business ventures, and professional success. Spells where friendships, mental or physical health, or bringing joy back into life are an issue work well on this day, too.

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

You’ll need determination and perseverance to accomplish anything of substance today. Pick something (or accept something that has been assigned to you) and stick with it until day’s end. If you apply concentrated effort, you should be able to make a huge headway. Even if not, your single-minded approach will attract allies for tomorrow. You have more influence and authority than you suspect. Use them wisely.

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)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 24, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 24, 2019

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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From dewy lanes at morning
the grapes’ sweet odors rise;
At noon the roads all flutter
With yellow butterflies.
–Helen Maria Hunt Jackson (1830–85)

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Spiritual Unite: Itchy Left Foot Meaning – Are You Restless?

If you have an itchy left foot, the meaning of it could be more than just a bit of eczema, at least according to cultural beliefs and superstitions.
Symbolically, the feet have always held much meaning

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/itchy-left-foot-meaning/

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ThoughtCo: Brighid, the Hearth Goddess of Ireland

In Irish mythological cycles, Brighid (or Brighit), whose name is derived from the Celtic brig or “exalted one”, is the daughter of the Dagda, and therefore one of the Tuatha de Dannan. Her two sisters were also called Brighid, and were associated with healing and crafts. The three Brighids were typically treated as three aspects of a single deity, making her a classic Celtic triple goddess.

https://www.learnreligions.com/brighid-hearth-goddess-of-ireland-2561958

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Herbal Muse: Get Ready for Cold & Flu Season with Garlic Honey

Cold and flu season can come on rather quickly, affecting significant portions of the community at once. However, this time of year tends to be unfortunately rhythmic and predictable. When one person begins feeling unwell, you know that more cases are likely on the way.

DIY Garlic Honey for For Cold & Flu Season Preparation

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Daily Good: Giving Directions

Like most of us, you’ve probably been asked for directions at least once in your life. While men are notorious for failing to admit when they’re lost and women less so, little research has been done on how directions are imparted and the characterization of the individual giving them. “Giving directions is a form of storytelling,” says Akiko Busch. “When people advise you to take the longest, most complicated route, it is their way of prolonging the pleasure of the journey.” In this Travel and Leisure article, Busch elaborates on how this simple act is often far more intimate than we realize, relying not only on our memory, but on our internal map of the places we hold most dear. { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2400/giving-directions-akiko-busch/

Be The Change

The next time you ask for directions, pay attention to the route you’re given. What does it tell you about the giver?

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Elephant Journal: The Undeniable Significance of Fall.

For most of my life, I have identified as a summer child.
Warm summer days, cloudless and perfect, were what I craved.

Of course, I still appreciate this. There is an air of ease and simple joy that arises during this time. School is out. Plants and animals come out to play. All around, life moves at a sweet, untethered pace like a melting popsicle, which can be either fast or slow, or both.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/09/the-undeniable-significance-of-fall-kate-kenney/

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MNN: This plant may have made Vikings go berserk before battle

More than a thousand years ago, Viking armies knew a thing or two about instilling dread in those who would stand in their way.

Many of their victims lived in monasteries in the British Isles, a favorite source of slaves and plunder for raiding parties.

https://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/plant-may-have-made-vikings-go-berserk-before-battle

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EarthSky News: Meet Fomalhaut, the loneliest star

Tonight, look for the loneliest star. Which one is that? Many people would say the answer is Fomalhaut, a bright star in the constellation Piscis Austrinus the Southern Fish. Fomalhaut is a bright star – visible from all but far-northern latitudes – located in a region of the sky that contains only very faint stars. So it appears solitary in the night sky

https://earthsky.org/tonight/lonely-autumn-star-shines-brightly-in-southeast

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Patheos-Pagan: The Witch Reborn in Autumn: Spiritual Death and the Dance of Bones

Do you hear their call? The night wandering spirits of the Witch Mother’s horde beckon me this time of year, as does she, calling me to dance with them. The spirits of the land join with the fallen leaves, celebrating the season of letting go. As the leaves release the tree, so do I cast off what binds. Finding freedom in shedding a form that no longer serves us. The Dance of Bones, where all is reduced to the soul and the entrapments of the material world removed is nigh.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/keepingherkeys/2019/09/the-witch-reborn-in-autumn-spiritual-death-and-the-dance-of-bones/

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Inner Journey:

WHY? WHY? WHY?

“As long as one keeps searching, the answers come.”
— Joan Baez

Asking ourselves ‘why?’ helps us delve deeply into our main motives — why we do what we do. This process helps us go deeper into our reasoning, habits and unconscious beliefs. Once we become aware of our underlying motives, we can choose to change them, if we wish.

Regularly ask yourself, ‘Why am I…?’ Listen closely for the answer that surfaces in your mind, and write it down. Now look at your answer and ask why again. Continue with this process to reach the true source of your motivation.

“Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else….”
— Archibald Alexander

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The Learning Game:

When there is ease and simplicity in your life, it’s because earlier you learned a lot.

When there is resistance and obstacles in your life, it’s because there’s even more to learn.

And learning even more, is pretty much the main reason you’re there.

Classy dismissed,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Apple Muffins

Celebrate the season with Apples. I have just the recipe to satisfy your hunger. This muffin can be eaten anytime of day. It is delicious and nutritious.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf554638.tip.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
September 24, 2019

Conscience

“Let me consider this as a resolution by which I pledge myself to act in all variety of circumstances and to which I must recur often in times of carelessness and temptation – to measure my conduct by the rule of conscience.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Just as conscience is a compass, it is also a measurement devise, according to Emerson. We really know how well we are doing, we don’t need anyone’s judgment or opinion of our behavior – we have our own conscience to mark our progress. There is nothing as freeing as a clear conscience.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

You may be dealing with people who feel inferior or weaker than you, so take care to not run over anyone. Equally, they do not have to serve as an excuse for you to go slower or do less than you know is necessary. Be firm but not too firm, determined but not too determined. Get a lot of good work done.

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 Bits for October 29 – Nov.4 Thinning

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Cat’s Bits for October 29 – Nov.4 Thinning

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October Events:

Oct. 31 Samhain / Halloween

November Events:

Nov. 1 All Saints Day

Nov. 4 Full Mourning Moon at 1:23 am EST

Nov. 5 Daylight saving Time ends at 2:00 am EST

Nov. 7 Samhain crossquarter day

Nov. 11 Veteran’s Day

Nov. 18 New Moon at 6:42 am EST

Nov. 21 Sun enters Sagittarius at 10:05 pm EST

Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Day USA

Nov. 25 Celtic Tree Month of Elder begins

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Summer has come and gone and with the passing of Mabon the Wheel of the Year turns to Samhain, the mid point between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice. This is a special time.  You can feel the energy stretching and becoming thin as the earth draws her life essence back within as she prepares  for the dark half of the year. For those who are energy sensitive it can be a buzzing or tingling sensation. I personally enjoy this time of year and the unique energy aspect that it creates.

Thinning

The veil thins and the season thins as well………
Rising energy draws the life force from all of nature;
Leaving behind the drained and withered shells of what was…..

Today, the spirits of nature are dying…………
Receding within before sucumbing to the dark sleep;
Lending their energy to the Otherworld as the veil thins……

Tomorrow, the door to the Hall of Ancestors opens…..
Voices born upon the wind, spectral yet reassuring;
Drifting gently like leaves upon the currents……

Power shimmers from heaven and earth……….
The veil thins further…growing, stretching and becomes taut;
Almost to breaking, the time of high magick is here..don’t blink…

As with all things, nothing is permanent………..
The moment passes, soundlessly sliding back into shape;
Thickening, spiraling out like ripples on a pond………

With a silent sigh, all of nature relaxes…….
Easing into dark slumber, to flow upon it’s natural course;
Resting, gaining strength, contemplating the coming cycle…

© CatSister/LBolotin

Bright Blessings for a Magickal Week!

Cat

 

Laura (Cat) Bolotin has been following an eclectic pagan/spiritual path for over 25 years. She currently lives in Western Colorado where she enjoys communing with nature, desert crawling, belly dancing, nature photography, jewelry crafting and writing stuff she hopes will help others along their path. She is married and owned by 6 cats.

 

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Cat’s Bits for September 24-30:  “Burning Autumn Leaves”

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Cat’s Bits for September 24-30:  “Burning Autumn Leaves”

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September Events:

Sept 30: Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Burning Autumn Leaves
By Dennis Siluk Dr.h.c.

Burning Autumn Leaves

[1950s in St. Paul, Minnesota]

My long steel pointed rake punctured

And twisted through tons of autumn leaves

(back in the ’50s);

And there’s a hill yet, I didn’t rake, I see

Behind it, two embankments

Leaves I didn’t rake a day ago;

The essence of fall sleeps on the ground.

I love the scent of burning leaves:

I seem to dream of them nowadays.

I cannot shake the excitement I get

From the sight and smells of burning leaves.

Now the city will not allow the burning,

Not sure what can take its place–:

Only wishful thinking and dreaming, I think.

But every leaf that now appears, in autumn

I keep hearing the cracking of the fire; see

The flickering-flames of burning leaves; I

Can even smell—the autumn leaves of long ago.

I have had too much of raking leaves, I do believe–.

I’m now old and tired, too tired to rake those hills;

Yet raking I still desire, not sure why.

There were a thousand days I raked, back then

Held in hand, the rake that struck the earth–

Spiked, into its dirt–capturing those critters (leaves)

Like thieves–: thieves sleeping.

This tiredness of mine will never go away, I fear

It’s called aging, or something, so I will have to find

Another place, to smell the burning autumn leaves;

And perhaps, perchance, do just a ting of raking:

Before the long, long, very long sleep.

#771 7/24/05 Poet Dennis Siluk http://dennissiluk.tripod.com

 

Bright Blessings for a Magickal Week!

Cat

(C) LBolotin 2017

Laura (Cat) Bolotin has been following an eclectic pagan/spiritual path for over 25 years. She currently lives in Western Colorado where she enjoys communing with nature, desert crawling, belly dancing, nature photography, jewelry crafting and writing stuff she hopes will help others along their path. She is married and owned by 6 cats.

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