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

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

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

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VINE LORE

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

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

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PLANT INFORMATION

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

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

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VINE IN MAGICK

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

Vines’ properties are as follows:

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

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

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

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VINE PEOPLE

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

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

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

written by CatSister 2010
sources:
The New Book of Magical Names by Phoenix McFarland
Cunninghams Encyclopedia of Magickal Herbs
Whispers from the Woods by Sandra Kynes
dutchie.org
controverscial.com

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 2, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 2, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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In its deep cup-grassy, cool-
Sleeps the little roadside pool;
Sleeps the butterfly on the weed,
Sleeps the drifted thistle-seed.
Like a great and blazing gem,
Basks the beetle on the stem.
Up and down the shining rays
Dancing midges weave their maze.

-Charlies G.D. Roberts (1860-1943

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September’s Events:

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

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept 7 Labor Day

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

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

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

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

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Weekly Forecast: August 30 – September 5, 2020 (a message from Kelly M. Beard)

The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity. Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto)

Read more…….

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A Video Identification Guide To Edible & Medicinal Plants

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Odin’s Wise Words || Life Lessons From The Hávamál

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ThoughtCo: Pomona, Goddess of Apples

Pomona was a Roman goddess who was the keeper of orchards and fruit trees. Unlike many other agricultural deities, Pomona is not associated with the harvest itself, but with the flourishing of fruit trees. She is usually portrayed bearing a cornucopia or a tray of blossoming fruit. She doesn’t appear to have had any Greek counterpart at all, and is uniquely Roman.

Read more……

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MBG: Numerology Forecast For September 2020: What To Expect With This 4 Month

September is a very special month in the yearly numerological cycle. It’s a peak month, meaning the number associated with this September is the same number associated with the year we are in. We are now in a universal month 4, during a universal year 4.

Read more……..

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The Celtic Tree Month of Vine

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

Read more…….

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Echinacea flowers and root uses with Susun Weed

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Elephant Journal: A Meditation for a New Month’s Beginning.

As we close out August and welcome September, I am reminded of how much I cherish this occurrence that happens twelve times each year.
It brings with it reflection upon what’s being left behind and anticipation for what lies ahead—an opportunity to think about what we could have done differently and the motivation to try again in the days ahead.

Read more……..

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Treehugger: 8 Extraordinary Facts About the Elusive Okapi

The okapi is not a particularly famous animal, at least not outside its small native range. About 100 live at zoos around the world, but otherwise, they’re hidden in rainforests and rarely seen by humans.

Read more……

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EarthSky News: Look west after sunrise for the daytime moon

The September 2020 full moon has passed. Now the moon is in a waning gibbous phase, which means it rises in the east later and later each evening. Beginning around the morning of September 3 or 4, 2020, look west after sunrise for the daytime moon.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Herbal Magick: Cinnamon Sticks

I’m one of those people who believes cinnamon can go on almost anything. It dances the line between sweet and savory dishes, and you can even use it to spice up hot chocolate or chai, and drink it down !

Read more……

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Pagan Playlist: Albannach – The Fire and Thunder of Scotland

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Inner Journey: REAWAKEN YOUR CURIOSITY

“What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”
— Sigmund Freud

Why is this so?

Young children possess what Zen calls ‘beginner’s mind.’ They are awed and fascinated with the wonder of the world, open to discovering and experiencing new things. Anything is possible. Life is a great adventure.

For almost all of us, the systems that ‘educate’ us to be adults stifle our natural joy and curiosity. We lose touch with our innate appreciation of life. We forget how to dream.

The blessing is that with attention, patience and love, we can reawaken our sense of wonder. We can again dance with life.

“The mind WILL be free, or it will be dead.”
— Grace Llewellyn

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If you can fall in love with just one thing about him, her, them, it, or yourself,just once a day, and speak it aloud, you’ll be surprised by how quickly it will transform your entire life.

I love that look on your face when the coin drops –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Watermelon Mojito Granita

“A refreshing sweet twist on the original mojito, but frozen. Top with a mint leaf and more rum if you choose to.”

Read more…….

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Energy: masculine

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air


Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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

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Daily Wisdom
September 2, 2020

Discovery
“The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why.”

-Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


Albert Einstein knew that there was a purpose for time spent in quiet. In silence we have access to all the wisdom of the universe. We don’t have to reach for it, the wisdom comes to us when we are open to it, and allow it space to come in. We can soak it up, marinate in it! And then, lo and behold, the wisdom is there for us when we need it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Instinct and impulsive action will cause more trouble than they can solve today, so spend more time reasoning things out and being careful about what you say and do. Asking questions is a good idea. It will get you information you need, and show how thorough, bright, and capable you are. It might take a bit longer, but it will save time and effort in the end.

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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The Celtic Tree Month of Vine

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

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

________________________

VINE LORE

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

Vine symbolizes emotion and sensuality and represents the clinging aspirations of artists and of poets. Vine refers to specifically to the Grape Vines but can also realte to any vine that produces fruit. In mythology, the grape vine is personified in the God Dionysus or Bacchus, who brought the art of wine making to mankind. Carvings of this god show him with an ivy wreath upon his head and his body covered with grapes and leaves. As such he resembles the Green Man of the Celtic traditions. In Pagan/Wiccan traditions the five pointed leaves are sacred to the Goddess as is the spiral growing pattern of the vines themselves.

__________________________

PLANT INFORMATION

Vine is not a tree but more like a shrub and is probably the oldest cultivated plant in the world. It is a long lived plant and scientists have found fossilized grape leaves that date back 40 million years! These vines have large lobed leaves and produce small whitish flowers, that in turn produce grapes. These vine can grow up to 115 feet in length and live to a recorded life span of 600 years. The stem of very old grape vines have been known to produce “planks” 15 inches wide when cut.

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

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VINE IN MAGICK

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

Vines properties are as follows:

Blueberry: Spirituality, protection and dream magick
Grape: Garden magick fertility, prosperity/money and binding
Blackberry: Protection, healing and prosperity

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

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

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VINE PEOPLE

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

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

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

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written by CatSister 2010
sources:
The New Book of Magical Names by Phoenix McFarland
Cunninghams Encyclopedia of Magickal Herbs
Whispers from the Woods by Sandra Kynes
dutchie.org
controverscial.com