Cat’s Morning Bits for October 15, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 15, 2021

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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October Quotes

“October is nature’s funeral month. Nature glories in death more than in life. The month of departure is more beautiful than the month of coming – October than May. Every green thin loves to die in bright colors.”

  • Henry Ward Beecher

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Restoring Connection to the Earth
Kate Spreckley


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The Light is gathering and manifesting upon the Earth bringing forth a rebalancing within of all creation. The false ideas of separation between ourselves and the rest of life is being dissolved offering us the opportunity to embrace and consciously know our innate connection to the universe, the earth, nature, and each other. Our belief in the illusion of separation has caused our imbalances and as we continue to awaken and heal, we bring ourselves back into alignment with all of creation

Read more….

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Spell Walkthrough: House Protection

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Spirituality & Health: The Spiritual Meaning of Moon Phases BY KALIA KELMENSON

Waning, waxing, full, or new—each moon phase has its own meaning and brings opportunities to harness its energy through rituals and practices.

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ThoughtCo: How To Make a Soul Cake for Samhain

Soul cakes were traditionally baked as a gift for the spirits of the dead. In many European countries, the idea of “Souling” became an acceptable alternative for Christians.

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams: Glass and Broken Glass Dream Symbol Meaning
What does it mean to dream about glass? Whether it’s broken glass or a crystal clear vase, learn the symbolism and meaning of glass in dreams.

Read more….

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MBG: How To Use Selenite For Deep Energetic Cleansing, From Crystal Experts

There are a number of different crystals out there to help with everything from protection to love. But of all the crystals available, few are better for clearing energy than selenite. Here’s why this crystal is a fan favorite of so many, plus how you can use it yourself.

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Daily Magick Snippets: Magickal Names From Stones

Flint (grey, brown black)

This is very strong magickal name filled with strength. It is good for people who want to feel useful, or who are exploring their artistic side. It also helps people who are dealing with fear in their lives and need extra strength to get through it.

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Today’s DIY: Crafting A Calendula and Rose Salve From Scratch

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“Perhaps the most famous icon of the holiday is the jack-o-lantern. Various authorities attribute it to either Scottish or Irish origin. However, it seems clear that it was used as a lantern by people who traveled the road this night, the scary face to frighten away spirits or faeries who might otherwise lead one astray. Set on porches and in windows, they cast the same spell of protection over the household. (The American pumpkin seems to have forever superseded the European gourd as the jack-o-lantern of choice.) Bobbing for apples may well represent the remnants of a Pagan ‘baptism’ rite called a ‘seining’, according to some writers. The water-filled tub is a latter-day Cauldron of Regeneration, into which the novice’s head is immersed. The fact that the participant in this folk game was usually blindfolded with hands tied behind the back also puts one in mind of a traditional Craft initiation ceremony.”

  • Mike Nichols, All Hallow’s Eve

gardendigest.com

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Treehugger: 10 Facts That Make Valley Forge National Historical Park a Natural Wonderland

Although Valley Forge National Historical Park is famous for the location’s significant role in the American Revolutionary War, this celebrated site encompasses so much more than historical gravitas. The Pennsylvania national park is also home to rolling hills, lush countryside, a wide variety of protected wildlife, and an extensive trail system.

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EarthSky News: Deneb Kaitos Marks The Tail Of Cetus

Deneb Kaitos is the brightest star in the constellation Cetus the Whale (or Sea-Monster). In star names, the word deneb usually means tail. And so it is with this star. It marks the tail of Cetus. Deneb Kaitos is also known by two alternate names, Beta Ceti and Diphda. It shines at magnitude 2, making it about as bright as Polaris the North Star. Neither Polaris nor Deneb Kaitos shines brightly enough to be super noticeable. But both are well within the limit of visibility to the unaided eye. Based on parallax measurements, Deneb Kaitos lies at an estimated distance of 96 light-years from Earth.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic pagan song for Samhain Halloween 2020

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Inner Journey:

PERCEPTION DEFINES OUR REALITY

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”
— Henri Bergson

Our entire universe is energy — vibrating waves of pure potential. The electromagnetic vibrations of our consciousness interact with the energetic potential that exists everywhere as the life force to ‘collapse’ the waves and create matter. So the patterns of our minds create the form of our world.

By simply observing a form, we influence it. We in turn are influenced by others. This challenges us to be more aware of the quality of our being and the vibrations we transmit.

“There is no reality in the absence of observation.”
— The Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Being super fabulous can only come from being a super you.

And being a super you pretty much comes from using me, constantly.

Life is easy,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Halloween Gummy Worm Ice Cubes

These Halloween ice cubes can be made with plain water or sparkling lemon-flavored water. They are a great addition to a Halloween punch for kids.

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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
October 15, 2021

Contentment
“Our happiness or unhappiness depends as much on our temperaments as on our luck.”

-La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)


Contentment is a choice. We have the choice in how we perceive our situations. We have the choice in how we react, and respond, to any circumstance. Circumstances change, and so can our temperament. Why not choose to look on the bright side? Let’s try it, and see how it feels. Shift.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

People may look to you to get some enthusiasm back into their lives. If sagging a little in spirit yourself, you can still inspire others. This can cheer you up, too, so don’t underestimate a small glimmer of joy in something that you genuinely love. No one has to agree with you. They only have to allow you to do what feels best to you – and you to them.

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 October 14, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 14, 2021

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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October Quotes

“The leaves fall patiently
Nothing remembers or grieves
The river takes to the sea
The yellow drift of leaves.”

  • Sara Teasdale

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Your Sense of Identity is Shifting
Kate Spreckley

We are in a time of deep restoration and rebirth where the existing order of life is being dissolved. As a result, we are experiencing a crisis in the existing structure of our lives as our conventional and fixed way of life collapses.

Read more….

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Bat Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle, Totem Animal, Power Animal, Magical Crafting

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Spiritual Unite: SYCAMORE TREE SYMBOLISM – PROTECTION OF LOVE
Sycamore tree symbolism originates in Egypt and the Middle East.

However, with the rise of Christianity in the western world and the tree’s introduction to Europe either by the Romans or the Crusaders, a rich set of meanings has arisen around the world

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Prayers

Looking for prayers to celebrate the Pagan sabbat of Samhain? Try some of these, which honor the ancestors and celebrate the end of the harvest and the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Feel free to adapt them as needed, to fit the specifics of your own tradition and belief system.

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams: Fairy Meaning and Dream Symbol
What does it mean to dream of a fairy? Today we’ll take a look at the meaning of fairies in our dreams. What is a Fairy? What Do Fairies Symbolize?

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MBG: What To Know If You Pull The Page Of Swords In A Tarot Reading

Tarot readings are a great way to tap your intuition, ask questions about the past, present, and future, and figure out your next course of action. With 78 different cards to choose from in traditional tarot decks, the Page of Swords stands out as a card that’s all about starting fresh. Here’s what to know next time you pull it.

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Daily Magick Snippets; Altar Tools

White-Handled Knife

The White Handled Knife or Bolline is a utility knife. It is used to cut cords (cord magic) herbs and flowers or inscribe symbols onto candles. The light colored handle distinguishes it from the Athame

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The Mysterious GHOST BAGPIPER of Scotland | Historic

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Elephant Journal: Full Moon Bullseyes: 5 Ways to Break Free from Chaos, Rundowns, & Negative Energy. {October 20th}

There is an energetically massive full moon on October 20 at 9:56 a.m. CST.
This moon phase follows a pretty dramatic and energetic time after the new moon that was upon us earlier in the month. We may have been experiencing chaos, feeling challenged, and even a bit run-down.

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Treehugger: How to Make an Easy Nourishing Aloe Vera Hair Mask

Aloe vera is just as beneficial to your hair as it is to your skin: it is a wonderful moisturizer and its anti-inflammatory properties can help calm an irritated scalp.1 This natural ingredient also contains plenty of vitamins to nourish hair, including A, C, and E.

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EarthSky News: How Big Are Asteroids? See Comparative Sizes In This Video

See the relative sizes of 22 asteroids in this video from MetaBallStudio. The asteroids range from human-scale 2008 TC3, which exploded in midair over the Sudan in 2008, to the enormous, spherical dwarf planet Ceres, largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

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Patheos-Pagan: What Kind of Witch Do You Want To Be?
JOHN BECKETT

It’s October, when the mainstream media remembers that witches are real and tries to figure out how to use them to attract viewers and readers.

Read more….

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Learn How to Paint EYES OF HALLOWEEN with Acrylic – Paint & Sip at Home – Fun Step by Step Tutorial

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Inner Journey:

PROCRASTINATION

“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.”
— Don Marquis

Most of us struggle with procrastination — the ‘I’ll do it later’ syndrome. If this is one of your key time wasters, take time to become more aware of your behaviour.
• Identify what you are procrastinating.
• Identify why you have not done these things. Seek out your deepest reason.
• Is there a fear underlying your reason? There is for most people.

We typically procrastinate because of unclear goals, lack of information and/or skills, fear of moving into new territory, fear of failure or success, feeling overwhelmed, lack of time due to over-commitments, poor timing, and general disorganization.

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.”
— David Allen

And, just for fun: “The best labor saving device is doing it tomorrow.”
— Source Unknown

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

There was a time in the life of every hero, champion, master, and tycoon, when they said to themselves, “I will not wait any longer.”

And no matter how near or far away their dream then seemed, they began to take action, every day, no matter what.

No matter what

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:

How to Prep and Roast Pumpkin Seeds
When you’re carving or cooking up pumpkins, don’t toss away the seeds. Roast them instead for delicious autumn snacking.

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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
October 14, 2021

Contentment
“The better part of happiness is to wish to be what you are.”

-Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)


There’s an old saying that “Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.” When we know who we are, when we understand the truth of our greatness, we will know happiness because we will never wish to be anything other than ourselves.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

Restlessness and boredom could slow you down and take you off on some unintended tangent. If you can’t break free of the usual routine today, do what’s necessary and perhaps schedule more delicate tasks for another time when it will be easier to be precise and attend to details. Know your own limits and if possible don’t take on something that will only frustrate you. If you must, start slow.

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 October 13, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 13, 2021

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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October Quotes

“The gilding of the Indian summer mellowed the pastures far and wide.
The russet woods stood ripe to be stripped, but were yet full of leaf.
The purple of heath-bloom, faded but not withered, tinged the hills…
Fieldhead gardens bore the seal of gentle decay; … its time of
flowers and even of fruit was over.”

  • Charlotte Brontë

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: What is Limiting the Expression of Your Soul
Kate Spreckley

As we stand at this juncture in our human history, we are required to take time integrate our experiences, to let go of that which we have outgrown and discover a deeper understanding of who we are and what we as a human race require for our continued existence.

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A witches guide to making October magical 🍁 Ideas, DIYs & Rituals

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Spiritual Unite: 18 WAY THE UNIVERSE SENDS YOU MESSAGES
We all know that the universe sends us messages every day. Some people call them signs, and some people just think they’re coincidences.

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ThoughtCo: The History of the Pagan Samhain Sabbat

Most folks know Samhain as Halloween, but for many modern Pagans, Samhain is considered a Sabbat to honor the ancestors who came before us, marking the dark time of the year. It’s an excellent time to contact the spirit world with a seance because it’s the time when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams:

Eggs Dream Meaning
What does it mean to dream about an egg? Learn the signs and symbolism of eggs dream meaning.

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MBG: What It Means To Be A Fire Sign & How To Find Balance

Each of the 12 astrological signs falls under one of the four elements: fire, earth, air, and water. There are three signs per element, with the fire signs being Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.

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Simple & Daily Protection (Witch of Wanderlust)

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Elephant Journal: 11 of my Favourite Fall Rituals.

Fall is one of my favourite seasons.
The air gets cooler, holiday decorations make their rounds, and it’s the beginning of festive parties and get-togethers with family and friends. If you’re anything like me, your Halloween decorations are out the day it’s officially autumn. You’ve made plans to visit the pumpkin patch, and the excitement of delicious meals with those we love (or like) is stirring.

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Treehugger: Wildlife Officers Remove Tire That Was Around Elk’s Neck for 2 Years

For more than two years, an elk has been roaming the Colorado wilderness with a tire around its neck. Although wildlife officials aren’t sure how it got there, they finally were able to take it off.

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EarthSky News: What Are Star Trails, And How Can I Capture Them?

With a steady mount, long exposures and a few other tricks, photographers can take images of star trails, showing the motion of the stars over the sky during a period of minutes or hours. Often, the camera stays pointed at Polaris, the North Pole Star, or at the south celestial pole (not marked by a single star) in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Corner Crone: Tarot by the Moon – Book Review
MARTHA KIRBY CAPO

In the Introduction to this very practical book, Constantino writes that “much of this book is channeled. It is designed to bring healing to all who need it, to assist you on the paths of awareness and manifestation, and…

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Pagan Playlist: Pentangle – Willy O Winsbury (Set Of Six ITV, 27.06.1972)

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Inner Journey:

OVERWHELMED?

“Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.”
— Mike Wickett

Are you easily overwhelmed? If so, answer this question in your journal:

While growing up, what did you experience too much of?

Experiencing too much of something leads to feelings of overwhelm. When we’re young, overwhelm can lead us to believe that we are not capable or that we are not good enough. These are power issues.

Awareness of when we are feeling overwhelmed can help us go inside, claim our power and change our experience of any situation.

“When we know that the cause of something is in ourselves, and that we (ourselves) are one of the few things in the universe that we have the right and ability to change, we begin to get a sense of the choices we really do have, an inkling of the power we have, a feeling of being in charge… of our lives, of our future, of our dreams.”
— John-Roger and Peter McWilliams

“Be thine own palace, or the world’s thy jail.”
— John Donne

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What if the main reason for women was to nurture, discover, and love?

And what if the main reason for men was to nurture, discover, and love?

Yeah, those are the main reasons.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup

Delicious and very easy to make. You can use 3 to 4 cups of chicken broth instead of the water and bouillon cubes. Also works well with half as much cream cheese if you don’t want it too rich.

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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
October 2021

Contentment
“Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.”

-Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)


If we substitute the word “money” for “happiness” in this quote it is easy to understand. Money is the by-product of industry and creativity. Money doesn’t come to us by wishing for it, but by working for it. Happiness is also the result of our efforts and activities. It comes to us through our spiritual practices, our relationships, and our work.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Devil

Tastes, smells, and all things tactile may preoccupy you today and distract you from thinking clearly about whatever is in front of you. It could be hard to refrain from unconscious flirting or making comments that are easily taken the wrong way. Be aware of your actions and do what you can to not offend nor attract people whom you’d rather avoid.

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 October 12, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 12, 2021

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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October Quotes

“The clump of maples on the hill,
And this one near the door,
Seem redder, quite a lot, this year
Than last, or year before;
I wonder if it’s jest because
I Love the Old State more!”

  • David L. Cady, October in Vermont

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Inner Work is Still Necessary
Kate Spreckley


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With this weekend’s 10:10 portal opening and Saturn moving direct, after 5 months of retrograde, there’s a significant shift in the incoming energies. So much of this year has been about recalibrating and upgrading ourselves and our lives.

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My Favorite Magickal Herbs of Fall

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Spiritual Unite: WHITE CAT DREAM MEANING | DREAMS AND SPIRIT GUIDES
We can gain a lot of knowledge about ourselves through our dreams.

Depending on what we dream about, how we feel about that dream, and the associations we make with the subjects while dreaming, a single dream could mean different things to different people.

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ThoughtCo: Set Up an Ancestor Shrine – Ancestor Altar

In many Pagan traditions, the ancestors are honored, especially at Samhain. This Sabbat, after all, is the night when the veil between our world and the spirit world is at its most fragile. By setting up an ancestor shrine or altar, you can honor the people of your bloodline

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Journey Into Dreams: DRAGON DREAM MEANING

Dreaming about a dragon can be quite the experience! Today we’ll share a little bit about the dragon as a symbol and share some common dream examples and what they mean so you can understand what your dream means.

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Pagan Library: The Albion Song/ Jennifer Smith

Fading away in the mists of time
The Older Gods did go.
And we mere mortals left behind
with Younger Gods to know.
And now they too are fading fast
And we are left alone.
And, oh, my love
I grieve the past and long to go back home.

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets: Magickal Names From Stones

Emerald ( clear green)
This is the name for the person who wants to overcome all adversity. It also promotes success and can help to attract employment and opportunities.

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Today’s DIY: Ancestral Tree II Samhain Crafts

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Elephant Journal: Ayurveda & the Battle for Our Minds: 7 Ways to Increase Gratitude in our Lives.

Ayurveda views gratitude as a practice to cultivate more sattva, or a clear and present state of being.
Research has also shown that increasing gratitude will benefit most people, even when faced with serious adversity or life circumstances.

Read more….

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Treehugger: The American Bison Was Driven to the Brink of Extinction

The American bison – North America’s largest land animal and the national mammal of the U.S. – was nearly driven to extinction by habitat loss and hunting. An estimated 30 to 60 million bison roamed North America until the late 1800s, when bison numbers dwindled to fewer than 1,000

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, Jupiter, Saturn On October 13 To 15

On the nights of October 13 to 15, 2021, the waxing moon sweeps past bright Jupiter and fainter Saturn in the evening sky. Jupiter appears brighter than any star. Both it and Saturn are traveling on the ecliptic, or sun’s path, throughout the evening, throughout October 2021

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Patheos-Pagan: Thoughts about the Triple Goddess
RACHEL PATTERSON

Important Thoughts

In some of the writings and explanations the Goddess appears in three ages, that of the young maiden, the mother and then the elderly but wise crone.

Read more….

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Hel: The Norse Goddess of Death | Demonic Queen or Caretaker of the Dead?

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Inner Journey:

WHAT’S OFF BALANCE?

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

Spirit requires a balance of female and male energy, yin and yang, receptiveness and expression. Are you sensitive to intuition and inner guidance? Are you able to act on the guidance you receive? Seek to find a balance in being and doing in all areas of your life.

“The balanced energy is the birthing energy. I used to say that the birthing energy was all feminine — it’s not. You have to push and you have to be. It’s such a potent example of the dance of the feminine and masculine together, the dance that is the creative energy of life!”
— Joyce Irvine

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It’s like all of the bad stuff is just training so that you can fly higher into the light, on magic wings, over the rainbow, on a white unicorn, with your best friends, and live happily-ever-after.

Seriously,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 10 Pumpkin Spice Cookie Recipes Full of Cozy Fall Flavor

Nothing screams “fall” quite like pumpkin spice. Welcome sweater weather with one of our favorite cookies that highlights the sweet, spicy, and super cozy mixture of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, and ginger.

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
October 12, 2021

Contentment
“I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be content. I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound; in any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and want.”

-Paul (C.E. 1st cent.)
When all around us is in flux, constantly moving and changing, can we keep our awareness on that still, calm, quiet within? That’s where we find our peace. That’s where we will find our contentment.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

Everybody falls victim to a misjudgment or a faulty calculation sometimes, so don’t let that be a reason to grind to a halt and stop working on what matters to you. Sometimes deception is involved, but that does not free you from the obligation to try and set things right. It’s all about being responsible, and that’s what you want to be, anyway

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 October 11, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 11, 2021

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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October Quotes

“The sweet calm sunshine of October, now
    Warms the low spot; upon its grassy mold
The pur0ple oak-leaf falls; the birchen bough
    drops its bright spoil like arrow-heads of gold.”
–   William Cullen Bryant

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Sacredness, Balance & Harmony
Kate Spreckley

Ultimately everything we are experiencing is pushing us to find balance. The incoming energies are potent and pulsing powerfully throughout humanity generating the changes needed for us to live in sacredness, balance and harmony.

Read more….

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The Mystical Dark Magic of Ireland | Historic Hauntings | Shiver

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Spiritual Unite:

HIGH VIBRATIONAL FOODS FOR STARSEEDS: A GUIDE TO ORGANIC AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING
When it comes to eating, your intentions are just as important as the quality of the food that you eat.

What is a high-vibration meal?

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Ritual to Honor the Forgotten Dead

As Samhain rolls around and the veil grows thin each year, many people in the Pagan community take the opportunity to hold rituals honoring the dead. This may take the form of setting up an altar to honor the ancestors, or to hold a vigil for those who have crossed over in the past year

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams: Crow Dream Symbol Meaning
To dream of crows or to see them in your day-to-day life means you are experiencing personal transformation and changes in your life.

Read more….

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MBG: Why Astrologers Are Heading Into The Week Ahead With An Extra Dose Of Caution

Big-hearted magic is in the ether this week, but the AstroTwins say you should beware of people’s shadow sides. Here are the horoscope highlights you need to know:

On Friday, October 15, jovial Jupiter in Aquarius will envelop the Libra Sun in a giant bear hug (aka a 120-degree trine).

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets

Besom Lore

You should never sweep your house at night. The faeries and spirits that live in and around your home find it an insult.

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Creating a Witchy Autumnal Home | A Cozy Vlog

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Elephant Journal: Kitchen as a Sacred Space, Cooking as Meditation.

They say that food cooked by one’s mother is incomparable to any other.
For me, this is especially true. My mother channels “Annapūrṇa”—the Indian Goddess of food and nourishment (the name literally means “filled with or possessed of food”) in the kitchen effortlessly. Her mother—my grandmother—was a level higher; she was the Goddess Annapūrṇa herself, I believe.

Read more….

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Treehugger: We All Need More Awe in Our Lives
And nature is just the place to get it.

In 2018, there was a study done at the University of California at Berkeley that delved into the question of awe, and what it is about nature that manages to trigger such sensations of wonder within humans at times. Why do we feel so much better when we go outside? What is that feeling, and what exactly is it doing for us?

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Delphinus The Dolphin Resembles Its Name

How to see Delphinus
Delphinus the Dolphin is the 69th-smallest of the 88 constellations. It comes into view each year on northern summer evenings. By northern fall, it’s well placed for viewing, arcing high across the sky each night. Its stars are faint. To see it, you’ll want a dark sky.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Reading About Samhain & Halloween

Most major holidays come with a lot of disinformation. This doesn’t mean books or websites are deliberately lying to you, it’s just that scholarship has changed a great deal over the last 100 years,

Read more….

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A witches guide to making October magical 🍁 Ideas, DIYs & Rituals

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Inner Journey:

GETTING DOWN TO ESSENTIALS

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.”
— Lin Yutang

Do you feel a desire to simplify your life?

If you say ‘yes,’ then set an intention to reduce the demands, stimuli, interruptions and busyness in your life. We each have the power to do this – we simply have to begin to say ‘no’ to those activities that don’t directly serve what we want for our lives.

Everyone of this planet deserves to have some free time to think, relax and have fun. If you long for this, begin now to clear your plate and allow a new level of experience to happen in your life. Take charge. Eliminate time wasters. Make some decisionsabout what matters to you.

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”
— Hans Hofmann

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

See? I told you everything was lining up for you that the right people were headed your way; that the right things would be said; that you’d become a total love magnet; and that very little of this would be apparent as it was unfolding, yet in hindsight you’d see the stunning perfection.

You’re even ahead of schedule.

All is supremely well,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Caramel Apple Bundt® Cake

To make this cake, first make a homemade caramel sauce which you then incorporate into the batter and use as a topping! You’ll probably have extra sauce; but no worries—it’s great on ice cream. too!

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
October 11, 2021

Contentment
“Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure, nor this thing nor that, but simply growth.”

-William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)


Contentment looks different to everyone. We may not be able to define it, or recognize it when we see it, but we can certainly feel it. Happiness and contentment spring from within

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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 October 8, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 8, 2021

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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October Quotes

“Spring comes with flowers, autumn with the moon, summer with the breeze, winter with snow. When idle concerns don’t fill your thoughts, that’s your best season.”

  • Wu-Men

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Be Open to Transformation
Kate Spreckley

This is a powerful time of healing and truth as the incoming energies are supporting us in integrating the many insights and understandings we have gained over the past year.

Read more….

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Book of Shadows Page, Black Cat Oil – Spell Oil Recipe, Conjur Oil – Witchcraft, Magical Crafting

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Spiritual Unite:

THE SPIRITUAL SYMBOLISM OF PEACOCKS | LOVE AND DREAM MEANINGS
Peacock Symbolism
The spiritual symbolism of the peacock has been recognised in every corner of the world for centuries – even longer, perhaps!

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Sacred Plants of the Samhain Sabbat

In most modern Pagan traditions, plants and their folklore are an integral part of belief and practice. In particular, many of the Sabbats are associated with the magical properties of different plants.

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams: Bleachers & Grandstands Dream Meaning
What does it mean to dream about bleachers or a grandstand? Learn what it means when you dream of a crowd at a sports event or empty bench seats.

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets: Magickal Names From Stones

Emerald ( clear green)
This is the name for the person who wants to overcome all adversity. It also promotes success and can help to attract employment and opportunities.

source:The New Book of Magical Names by Phoenix McFarland

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THE RAVEN by Edgar Allan Poe (Best Reading)

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Elephant Journal: 7 Steps to Balance your Crown Chakra & Start your Healing Journey.

Humanity as a race has reached a point where it could do with a bit of divine intervention.
The spread of COVID-19 has practically turned our world upside down. Currently, our lives are plagued with stress, uncertainty, anxiety, and chaos

Read more….

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Treehugger: Growing Guide for Rosemary: Plant Care Tips, Varieties, and More

Rosemary features dark green foliage and pale, purple-blue flowers that are perfect for a fragrant garden hedge or a holiday topiary. But it isn’t just grown for aesthetic purposes—the savory, piney taste can elevate the flavor of a variety of foods, and growing this herb fresh pays off in the kitchen.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Proxima Centauri, Closest Star To The Sun

Proxima Centauri is a red dwarf
The star Proxima Centauri isn’t visible to the eye, but it’s one of the most noted stars in the sky. That’s because it’s part of the Alpha Centauri star system, home to three known stars and the closest stellar system to our sun. Of the three stars in Alpha Centauri, scientists believe Proxima is closest to our sun, at 4.22 light-years away. Astronomers have discovered two planets for Proxima so far. It also has massive solar flares and might even be the source of a mysterious radio signal.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Bay Leaf Magic: Burn and Banish
ASTREA TAYLOR

One of my favorite herbs s bay, also known as laurel. Burning a bay leaf can cleanse the energy of a space, banish negativity, communicate your wishes to the gods, and is even said to break curses.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Dark Music – The Sealed Kingdom

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Inner Journey:

BEING ALONE

“I wish Pooh were here. It’s so much more friendly with two.”
— Piglet (A.A. Milne)

Are you willing to be alone?

Ingrid Bacci says, “If you are afraid of being alone, you are dependent on others for your sense of self, and if you are dependent on others, you block your receptivity to inner guidance. Being willing to be alone involves being willing to be different,to have commitments and values that don’t blend with any crowd.”

“Man’s loneliness is but his fear of life.”
— Eugene O’Neill

“I celebrate myself, and sing myself.”
— Walt Whitman

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Sometimes it’s the things that annoy you the most, about certain situations or people, that you’ll miss the most when things change.

Sometimes,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mandarin Pumpkins (Healthy Halloween Snack)

If you are looking for a fun, healthy Halloween snack for your kids, try these mandarin pumpkins. I’ve brought them to my kids’ kindergarten Halloween party as a treat and everyone thought they were super cute.

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
October 8, 2021

Insight
“You can change your beliefs so they empower your dreams and desires. Create a strong belief in yourself and what you want.”

-Marcia Wieder


Believe in yourself. Be yourself. Wise words, but do we take them to heart? Do we even understand the deep meaning of these words? First we need to know who we are. When we recognize and acknowledge the wisdom, strength and beauty that is within us, we understand that we can’t be anything less. Our dreams and desires are empowered by our faith and conviction

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

Act with boldness, but not too much, and make this an easy and productive day. If something challenging or unexpected arises at work or with family, be receptive and stand your ground. Don’t push back until you know what it is you’re up against. Then if needed, give as well as you get. You can do this tactfully.

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 October 7, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 7, 2021

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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October Quotes

“There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.”

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: New Moon & Pluto Direct
Kate Spreckley


Today’s New Moon is greatly influenced by Pluto moving direct which has been in retrograde since April. Pluto is a powerful evolutionary planet and is known as the Lord of Time and Karma.

Read more….

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Messages From Goddess Cerridwen, Goddess Wisdom Oracle Cards, Magical Crafting, Tarot & Witchcraft

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Spiritual Unite: SOUL CONTRACTS – HOW TO RELEASE THEM
Soul contracts are proof human beings have living associations with others.
They remind us that we’re spiritual beings and have come down on this planet to enlighten our souls with new love and bonds

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Rituals and Ceremonies

Samhain is the time of year when the nights grow darker, there’s a chill in the air, and there’s a thinning of the veil between our world and the realm of the spirits. For many Pagans this is a time of reflection and spiritual growth.

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams: Ants Dream Meaning & Symbolism
Ants can have a number of meaning in dreams and as a message from spirit. Here we will go over some common and possible associations this dream symbol and spirit animal.

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets

Athame

The Athame or Magic Knife is not a cutting tool, it is used =pecifically to direct energy raised during a ritual. It is usually a dull, double edged knife and has a black or dark handle (dark colors absorb power). A sword can be used in place of the Athame, but I don’t recommend it unless you have a lot of room.

Associated with Fire and as a phallic symbol related to the god.

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Today’s DIY: Learn How to Paint EYES OF HALLOWEEN with Acrylic – Paint & Sip at Home – Fun Step by Step Tutorial

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Elephant Journal: 5 Guided Meditations to reduce Stress and Restore Emotional Balance.

Meditation can help reduce stress and restore emotional balance.
It can increase our focus and creativity, does wonders for reducing depression and anxiety, and can help improve memory issues and pain. I cannot overstate the importance of mediation for the health of mind, body, and soul.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Today’s Snakes Evolved From a Few Survivors of Killer Asteroid

From the tiny garter snake in your backyard to massive green anacondas, all modern snakes evolved from those that survived the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs, a new study suggests

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon And Venus On October 7, 8, 9 And 10

The brightest planet, Venus, has been in the west after sunset for some months. Now, one of northern summer’s most beloved stars, Antares in Scorpius, is near Venus in the western twilight.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: I’ll Be Home for Samhain, You Can Plan on Me
IRISANYA MOON

Last year, the online Reclaiming Spiral Dance for Samhain was delightful.

It was amazing to watch witches from around the world come together to create magick over the internet.

Read more….

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Powerful Easy Lucky Money™ Magick to Grow Your Money. It works! | Yeyeo Botanica

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Inner Journey:

HEALTH AND HELP

“More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.”
— Mother Teresa

If we are prompted to ask for spiritual blessings for ourselves or others, how do we best do this?

Speaker Kimberly Herkert offers that it is best to simply ask the divine for health and help. As human beings, we are not capable of seeing the big picture for anyone’s situation. As a result, we are not able to judge what is best for anyone, including ourselves.

The Higher Power always knows best, and the general prayer for ‘health and help’ acknowledges the wisdom that exists there and our faith in divine will.

“God answers prayer in His own way, not ours.”
— Mohandas Gandhi

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Here’s a subtle 3 step trick to be kept strictly confidential, on how to beat resistance:

First, pretend you just have to take one more baby step, and that once you do, someone else will be taking over to finish the job for you.

Second, while taking that baby step, imagine the entire world going bonkers over your phenomenal talent, standing in line to catch a glimpse of you, writing books about your childhood, and asking their social media friends how come you’re so totally cool.

Third, repeat.

Ready?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Caramel Apple Bundt® Cake

To make this cake, first make a homemade caramel sauce which you then incorporate into the batter and use as a topping! You’ll probably have extra sauce; but no worries—it’s great on ice cream. too!

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
October 7, 2021

Insight
“Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.”

-Louisa May Alcott


As we go through life, learning and growing, we gain insight. And often what we see is that the formula for success, and happiness, is really very simple

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

Restlessness and boredom could slow you down and take you off on some unintended tangent. If you can’t break free of the usual routine today, do what’s necessary and perhaps schedule more delicate tasks for another time when it will be easier to be precise and attend to details. Know your own limits and if possible don’t take on something that will only frustrate you. If you must, start slow

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 October 6, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 6, 2021

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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October Quotes

“Just before the death of flowers,
And before they are buried in snow,
There comes a festival season
When nature is all aglow.”

  • Author Unknown

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Explore What is New & Untried
Kate Spreckley

In these times of incredible change and transformation expansion, adaptability and flexibility are essential. We are navigating a continually changing landscape which makes it difficult to establish or force any kind of direction.

Read more….

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How to do Glamour Magic | How to be confident with magic

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Spiritual Unite: THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF AN OWL HOOTING AT NIGHT
There are many spiritual meanings of an owl hooting at night. Owl is a symbol of wisdom, intelligence, and foresight.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Projects to Celebrate Samhain, the Witches’ New Year

As Samhain approaches, you can decorate your home with a number of easy craft projects. Start celebrating a bit early with these fun and simple ideas that honor the final harvest, and the cycle of life and death

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Journey Into Dreams:STAIRS AND STAIRCASES DREAM MEANING

If you’ve ever had a dream about stairs or saw a staircase in your dreams, this post will help you understand the meaning of stairs in dreams.

Read more….

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Enchanted Forests – Five Magical Encounters with Fairies

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Daily Magick Snippets

Besom Lore

Never give away a used broom. It bring bad luck to you and the person you gave it to.

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Today’s DIY: DIY Miniature Hedgehog Using A Shoe Brush No Clay Needed!

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Elephant Journal: How the Last Mercury Retrograde of 2021 is Transforming Your Relationship with Yourself. {Sept 27-Oct 18}

Welcome to the last Mercury Retrograde of 2021!
Much like full moons, I have found that so many people find it all too easy to blame their problems on the energy of Mercury Retrograde. Before we get too involved here, let’s first talk about what this planetary phenomenon is and what it is not

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Treehugger: Moon Bear Cub Rescued From Trafficker in Vietnam

Crammed in a cage on the back of a motorcycle, a young moon bear cub was being whisked away by a trafficker in North Vietnam, until police intercepted it.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon And Venus On October 7, 8, 9 And 10

The brightest planet, Venus, has been in the west after sunset for some months. Now, one of northern summer’s most beloved stars, Antares in Scorpius, is near Venus in the western twilight. And, beginning around October 7, 2021 – or perhaps more realistically for Northern Hemisphere viewers,

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Recording and Understanding Spiritual Journeys
AINE LLEWELLYN

A few posts backed I described my spiritual journeying method. Considering that the Gods and spirits I work with are ones that I first learned of through such journeys, and how big a role journeying plays in my practice, …..

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt – La Serenissima

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Inner Journey:

WHAT’S ON YOUR HOT LIST?

“The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.”
— Ben Stein

A Hot List is basically a to-do list with one key difference: it only includes topics or tasks that really matter to you, those that genuinely affect your quality of life. You know — the ones you never get around to! The ones that will make your life your own!

Keep a prioritised Hot List handy to remind you to claim 5 to 15 minutes to focus on and write about what counts in your life. Even 5 minutes is better than nothing. Start small and the momentum will build.

“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage — pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically — to say ‘no’ to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger ‘yes’ burning inside.”
— Stephen Covey

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You get what you pay for and you get paid for what you think.

Literally

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 8 Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipes That’ll Make You Feel Cozy

There’s no better way to start the day than with a warm, buttered slice of cinnamon raisin bread. The classic loaf, comprised of warming spices and bursts of sweetness, is coziness incarnate

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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
October 6, 2021

Insight
“I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.”

-Martha Washington


I think it was Abraham Lincoln who later said: “We’re about as happy as we make up our minds to be.” Events and circumstances change all around us, all the time. And yet our spirit remains present throughout. In difficulties, it doesn’t retreat to wait on more ideal times. We can choose our attitude. So why not choose to garner insight and make the most of any condition?

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

You might be set up to be the smart one and solve a problem or two for someone else. While it might be your idea of fun to perform and be clever, try to keep things simple, especially if this is a work-related issue. It will cost you little or no effort and win you a lot of admiration, and maybe some monetary reward later.

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 October 5, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 5, 2021

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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October Quotes

“He is outside of everything, and alien everywhere. He is an aesthetic solitary. His beautiful, light imagination is the wing that on the autumn evening just brushes the dusky window.”

  • Henry James

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Release Expectations & Attachments
Kate Spreckley

There is an intensity to our current process of awakening, healing and growth that is radically shifting and upgrading our energetic operating system. It can be difficult to find stability or traction as many of the things we are focusing on or wanting to bring into form feel like moving targets as all that is no longer needed or required is being eliminated and cleared.

Read more….

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DRAGONS: History, Mythology, Meaning

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF BLACK CAT CROSSING YOUR PATH
The spiritual meaning of seeing a black cat varies from culture to culture. Cats have been living with humans for centuries. It’s not known why black cats have a link with magic and witches

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Curanderismo: The Folk Magic of Mexico

In many Hispanic communities in the United States, as well as in Mexico and parts of Central and South America, people often turn to the services of a curandero or curandera. The curandera (this is the feminine form, the masculine ends with the –ero) is someone who practices curanderismo

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams:CLOTHES AND CLOTHING IN DREAMS

Dreaming about clothes and clothing helps us understand how we express ourselves, our sense of self and how we would like others to see us.

Read more….

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MBG: How To Harness The Libra New Moon To Revolutionize Your Relationships

On Wednesday, October 6, 2021 (at 7:05 a.m. EDT), the 2021 Libra new moon marks one of the most promising days for harmonizing your relationships. It’s the year’s only new moon in graceful, commitment-focused Libra.

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Daily Magick Snippets: Magickal Names From Stones

Diamond: ( clear)

This is a good name for the highly intelligent person or the person who wants to enhance their self image. This is the person who knows they are smart but has trouble letting others see that side of them and may play the clown to stay off the radar..

written by Cat

source:The New Book of Magical Names by Phoenix McFarland

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Wu-wei | The Art of Letting Things Happen

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Elephant Journal: New Moon In Libra: Leaning into Balance, Harmony, Beauty, & Love. {October 6, 2021}

We just spent a month in Virgo, collectively doing the work of self-analysis and personal development.
We were critically discerning what works for us and our bodies, and what needs to be purged or purified so that we can evolve into a picture of wholeness.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Half a Million Acres of the Scottish Highlands Will Be Rewilded

An ambitious rewilding project will play a major role in restoring Scotland’s natural environment. Over thirty years, an initiative run by the charity Trees for Life will link up a huge swath of 500,000 acres, known as the Affric Highlands, as one vast nature recovery area.

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EarthSky News: Why Is Mars Sometimes Bright? But Not In October 2021

2020 was a good year to view Mars. For part of that year, Mars appeared as a blazing red dot of flame in our night sky. But, although Mars started this year shining brightly, it quickly faded. And it went on to appear quite dim throughout 2021.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Do the Ancestors Need an Altar?
BADER SAAB

Not so recently, my life took a change for the better. way more difficult, but better in the long term. it has been one sacrifice after the other, getting use to a new place, taking care of myself and my family, …….

Read more….

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How to Make a Spell Jar for Love, Herbal Grimoire Pages and love Magic, Magical Crafting

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Inner Journey: A NEW VIEW

A friend shared this moment of awakening. She was moaning, “I never get anything done.” Her companion replied, “Perhaps you never get EVERYTHING done.” Oh… of course!

A shift in perspective can bring both understanding and release.

“Besides learning to see, there is another art to be learned — not to see what is not.”
— Maria Mitchell

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

In the beginning:

Work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work, play.

Upon discovering how to spiritually do more, be more, and have more:

Work, play, work, work, play, work, play, work, work, play.

Upon discovering you don’t have to do more, be more, and have more, instead, you get to:

Play, play, nap, play, play, play, play, nap, play, play, play.

Let your player out –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 15 Pumpkin Drinks That Aren’t Lattes

Once fall rolls around, you can’t pop into a coffee shop — whether local or a chain — without being overwhelmed with the pumpkin spice latte advertising. If you’re in the mood to take a break from your autumn go-to or are not a huge java fan in the first place, we’ve got you covered with these tasty pumpkin drink ideas.

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
October 2021

Insight
“You need to claim the events in your life to make yourself yours. When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality.”

-Florida Scott-Maxwell


All of the experiences we’ve gone through in life have brought us to where we are right now. When we look at the lessons learned, we understand that it’s all part of the process. We can’t change the past, and we can’t control the future, but we can live in this moment, aware and grateful for the person we are today

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Some big new opportunity could come your way today. Focus your attention on the one thing you want most to have happen and it won’t be able to resist you. You can be persuasive and graceful, smooth and strong all at the same time. Act with quiet confidence and be admired later. Today, enjoy having people listen and do almost everything you suggest

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 October 4, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 4, 2021

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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October Quotes

“I saw old Autumn in the misty morn
Stand, shadowless like Silence, listening
To Silence.”

  • Thomas Hood

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: New Month, New Energies
Kate Spreckley

As we continue to travel inward, we are urged to observe how we can transform our experiences into wisdom and awareness so that we can move forward with a new perspective

Read more….

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The Magick of My Homeland

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Pagan Library: Calls to the Nine Muses

SavannahSkye

Oh Zeus, he who lay with Mnemosyne for nine days

who gave birth to the Nine Muses
at Pieria, the foot of Mount Olympus
We ask you to let the Nine Muses bestow upon us
all their divine knowledge of the Arts and Sciences
and to let us know their companions
Who are the Charities, the Horae, Eros, Dionysus, Apollo,

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Setting Up Your Samhain Altar

Samhain is the time of year when many members of the Pagan community celebrate the cycle of life and death. This Sabbat is about the end of the harvest, the calling of the spirits, and the changing aspects of the god and goddess. Try some or even all of these ideas—obviously, space may be a limiting factor for some, but use what calls to you most.

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Journey Into Dreams:JEWELRY DREAM MEANING AND SYMBOLISM

Dreaming about jewelry can give us valuable insight into how we express ourselves to others and how we see ourselves. So let’s explore the different kinds of jewelry you might experience in your dream and what it means to dream about jewelry.

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MBG: Your Weekly Horoscope Is In: This Is The Major Message Written In The Stars

This week’s astrology forecast calls for us to work together and find common ground. Here, the AstroTwins break down what they’re seeing in the stars.

Life is a balancing act this Wednesday, October 6, as 2021’s only new moon in Libra reminds us to weigh both sides of, well, everything.

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets

Yarrow: A bouquet of yarrow given to a bride was thought to ensure a happy marriage. Another magic custom says that if you carry a sprig of yarrow no one can cast a spell on you.

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Monsters of Greek Mythology | Typhon & Echidna’s Spawn

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Elephant Journal: 8 Amazing Facts you didn’t Know about Meditation.

Meditation has been around for centuries, but it’s only recently that Western society has started to take it seriously.
From the Buddha to Einstein, the world’s most prominent thinkers have espoused the benefits of meditation and helped to bring it to the Western world.

Read more….

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Treehugger: When People Moved Less, Birds Moved More

Like so many other wildlife species, most birds became more active during the pandemic as people moved about less.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Watch For Taurid Meteors Throughout October

Yes, the 2021 Perseids were grand. But now it’s meteor season, again! There are several good showers between now and the end of the year. And, sometimes, you’ll find conflicting information about the peak dates for meteor showers, especially when it’s a shower with no definite peak.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Stop Me Before I Stop Myself: Notes on Binding Spells
THUMPER FORGE

A lot of Witches have a specialty – something they excel at above everything else. Sometimes it’s herbalism, or astrology, or occult business management;

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Karliene – Cathy – Inspired by Wuthering Heights

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Inner Journey:

THEN AND NOW

“Time is not a line, but a series of now points.”
— Taisen Deshimaru

We understand time as a continuum. Our memories link the moments of the past and our imaginations draw on the patterns of our memories to project the future.

If we leave the movies of the mind behind, time can only be experienced now — moment by precious moment. Open in awareness to what is happening right now. Appreciate all that is. Immerse yourself in the joy and wonder of every now and life will be a gift.

“The responsibility for both present and future is in our own hands. If we live right today, then tomorrow has to be right.”
— Eknath Easwaran

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

When you get to a place where you’re seeing the positive in others more than the negative, it means you’re doing the same for yourself.

You amazing, wondrous vessel of spontaneity, creativity, beauty & strength –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Slow Cooker Chai

Easy version of chai tea, using whole spices and sweetened condensed milk. To vary the flavor, try adding a bit of star anise, fennel, allspice, vanilla bean, or nutmeg. For a sweeter tea, stir in a bit of brown sugar.

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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
October 4, 2021

Insight
“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.”

-Anna Freud


The word insight itself, “in-sight,” explains its meaning. It is looking within, and seeing what is there. Our strength, confidence, wisdom, creativity, beauty, power – all of it – comes from within. We carry it with us. When we are aware of its presence we can more easily bring it forward.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

You may be dwelling on your weakness or discomfort, and those things may be real enough, but take heart and know that these things are also temporary and are not going to last much longer. You underestimate or overlook your great powers of recovery and self-healing. You have too much love of life to be kept down for long. Give yourself a break and relax a bit

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/