Cat’s Morning Bits for September 15, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 15, 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

_________________

September strews the woodlot o’er
With many a brilliant color;
The world is brighter than before,
Why should our hearts be duller?
-Thomas W. Parsons (1819-92)

_________________

September’s Events:

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

__________________

Spirit Library: Inner Contemplation (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This week opens with the energies urging us towards inner contemplation. Something is stirring within the depths of our being and we are being drawn to connect with it. For some this stirring is creating confusion and extreme discomfort.

Read more……

_______________

The Wild Hunt: A Revised History of Emain Macha and Norse Burials
By Sean McShee

In the article, James O’Driscoll reported on the continued and changing use of the site from the Bronze Age to the Early Medieval period. He argues that this site functioned as a ceremonial complex and site of ritual activity throughout that period. This challenges prior archaeological beliefs about that site.

Read more…..

______________

Yeyeo Botanica: Star Anise: Spiritual and Magical Uses

____________________

ThoughtCo: Mabon: The Autumn Equinox

It is the time of the autumn equinox, and the harvest is winding down. The fields are nearly empty because the crops have been plucked and stored for the coming winter. Mabon is the mid-harvest festival, and it is when we take a few moments to honor the changing seasons and celebrate the second harvest. On or around September 21 (or March 21, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere),

Read more…

___________________

MBG: 5 Ways To Prepare For Fall, According To Wisdom From Ayurveda & Chinese Medicine

There is a gradual slowing down and turning inward this time of year. The days become shorter and darker, trees begin to lose their leaves, and plants draw their energy inward in preparation for winter.

Read more……

____________________

Daily Good: Welcoming the Gifts of Anxiety

“Your anxiety helps you identify problems and opportunities, and it brings you the energy and focus you need to face them. Anxiety also helps you complete your tasks and projects, and it gives you the push you need to meet your deadlines. Yes, you need skills to work well with your anxiety, but your anxiety is a valuable and brilliant emotion that’s essential to pretty much everything you do.” Karla Mclaren’s groundbreaking work paves a path for understanding and accessing the vital intelligence of all our emotions. Her latest book, “Embracing Anxiety,” offers timely wisdom and guidance for how to work with this common and commonly misunderstood emotion. { read more }

________________

Today’s DIY: Decor for Mabon! Witchcraft-Wicca-Magic-Pagan-Witch-Sigils-Fall Equinox- Autumn Equinox

_________________

Elephant Journal: 10 Affirmations for People with Anxiety.

Do you struggle with intrusive thoughts that lead to anxiety, panic, and/or depression? Me too.
Do you feel like you have lost yourself to anxiety? Me too.

Have current events led you toward developing or worsening health and anxiety? Me too.

101,000 subscribers who follow The Anxiety Guy on YouTube feel the same way, too

Read more…..

_____________________

Treehugger: Mysterious Singing Dogs Emerge From Extinction After 50 Years

New Guinea singing dogs are known for their distinctive haunting wails. Once plentiful throughout the island, now only 200 to 300 of them remain in zoos and sanctuaries around the world. Descendants of a few wild dogs that were captured in the 1970s, those captive animals are the result of years of inbreeding because the gene pool is so small.

Read more….

____________________

EarthSky News: Close-up on Cassiopeia the Queen

Tonight – or any autumn evening – Cassiopeia the Queen can be found in the northeast after sunset. This constellation has the distinctive shape of a W, or M, depending on the time of night you see it. The shape of this constellation makes Cassiopeia’s stars very noticeable. Look for the Queen, starting at nightfall or early evening.

Read more…..

______________

Patheos-Pagan: The True History of Modern Moon Names

Where do modern moon names come from? We’ve all seen the “Algonquin Moon Names” on social media:

Read more……

____________________

Pagan Playlist: Ajeet Kaur – Kiss the Earth – La Luna

_____________________

Inner Journey: BE TRUE TO YOURSELF

“In the final analysis, we count for something only because of the essential we embody, and if we do not embody that, life is wasted.”
— C.G. Jung

Where are you not being true to yourself?

All blocks arise when we’re not being authentic, when we’re not being true to ourselves. We know we’re not being authentic when we feel discomfort of any kind.

When our thoughts, feelings and actions align with our essence, we express the qualities of soul. Always trust that your soul knows what’s best for you.

Believe in yourself and act on your ideas. Give yourself permission to do what you want with your life. Take the initiative to set meaningful goals for yourself and achieve them. Begin to tell yourself why you CAN have what you want!

“A true knowledge of ourselves is knowledge of our power.”
— Mark Rutherford

higherawareness.com

_______________

A Note from the Universe

Jambo! Universe here…

Golly, do I ever need a vacation.

Can you imagine having the entire world spin in the palm of your hand? Writing the script to history? Being able to change the course of eternity by just changing your mind? Kind of far-out, isn’t it? But it’s all right here in the brochure. Read it myself, “Spellbinding! Intoxicating! The ultimate escape! Join billions on an unforgettable adventure into the jungles of Time and Space, to a paradise found where you are master of your destiny, all things are possible, and your every thought changes everything. So real, you may even forget who you are!”

Perfect for me, bags are packed.

Be cool (just brushing up on the lingo),

The Universe

tut.com

_______________________

Today’s Recipe: Peach Jam Coffee Cake

“This coffee cake gets a double hit of peach flavor from using both jam and fresh fruit. For best results, use a good- quality peach jam (preferably homemade, if you have it). Make sure to cool this cake completely before slicing.”

Read more…..

____________________

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.

___________________

Daily Wisdom
September 15, 2020

Gentleness


Remember
the bread you meet each day
is still rising
Don’t scare the dough.

-Macrina Wiederkehr, 1979
Our lives are a work in progress. We’re all doing the best we can. It helps to be nurturing, and encouraging to one another. But if we can’t do that, the least we can do is to be gentle. Allow for the process to happen.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

____________________

Daily Tarot: Death

Say goodbye to some old useless habit and welcome the chance to develop a new habit that will serve you better and take you further. The Death card is not so much the end of anything as it is the shutting off of some automatic pilot switch and getting you back out under your own power again. Be strong. You can more fully embrace this change in the near future.

astrology.com

____________________

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 May 17 , 2018

CMB Flowers and Coffee

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 17 , 2018

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

_________________________

“I must have flowers, always, and always.”
-Claude Monet (1840-1926)

____________________________

Spiritual Unite: White Owl Meaning | Owl Totem And Symbolism

The owl is a symbol of wisdom in many parts of the world. It holds intelligence and sees what others can not. Owls have the power of shapeshifting. They could change from animal form to human form. They are closely related to Moon and Night. Their insight has provided them night vision.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/white-owl-meaning/

___________________________

MBG: Your Sex Life Is Missing These 4 Essential Oil Blends

Our sex lives and libido can be tricky topics, as society continues to insinuate that we should be supercharged and ready to get it on at any given moment. Many of us hide in the shadows and avoid the situation altogether since things aren’t exactly, well, happening as quickly or in the way we think they should.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/essential-oils-sex

 

____________________________

Elephant Journal: This is Why only You can Stop World War 3

The headlines that tease us about another “world war”? It’s not about them—“the other”—it’s about us.
It’s about you—and me.

The external war might all be our fault. We might be to blame—in our comfortable homes, with our eyes buzzing with the glare of the smartphones we spend half the day on. (Hard to admit that one, isn’t it?) We caused it. We are to blame.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/05/this-is-why-only-you-can-stop-world-war-3/

_____________________________

MNN: Zoos ‘rename’ animals with hilarious results

From ‘Floaty River Unit’ to ‘Hidey McSlowpoke,’ here are some memorable new monikers.

Zoos and aquariums have been busy with a clever animal rebranding effort, posting photos of animals with less subtle names that are less about science and more about human psychology — like Stabby Rainbow Chicken or Barking Fuzz Potato. Here are just some of the best ones making the rounds on the Internet.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/boaty-mcboatface-inspires-internet-rename-animals

____________________________

Patheos-Pagan: A Presence Beneath Our Feet: An Anecdote on Communing with the Mountain

Previously on Outside the Charmed Circle, I introduced the subject of an animistic, relational approach to working with the spirits of the land on which we live, and discussed both the inherent dangers and the absolute necessity of taking such an approach in a Pagan, polytheist, and occult context. It was suggested to me by a dear friend that, while my points may have been perfectly valid, they came across more as “avuncular advice from your wise old Misha” than might’ve been useful, and certainly more so than I’d intended.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/mishamagdalene/2018/05/presence-beneath-feet-paris-mountain/

_____________________________

Inner Journey:  Give yourself free time

“What is it that makes all of us end each day with the sense that we have not lived our time, but have been lived, used by what we do?”
— Jacob Needleman

How can you free up more time for yourself?

All of the great masters counsel that we need time daily for solitude. And if our journey in life is to become more aware of who we are, then surely we need some free time each day to explore our inner landscapes and uncover our passions.

What activities can you cut out of your life to give you more growing room?

“Life is made up of moments, small pieces of glittering mica in a long, stretch of gray cement. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won’t happen. We have to teach ourselves how to make room for them, to love them, and to live, really live.”
— Anna Quindlen

higherawareness.com

_____________________________

A Note from the Universe

Inevitably  somewhere on that path between “have not” and “have,” you’re going to suddenly know in your bones that the tide has turned, the pendulum has swung, and the floodgates have begun “a-tremblin’.”

How? Email. This one.

Know it,

The Universe

tut.com

_________________________

Today’s Recipe: Simple Oatmeal Muffins

Making simple muffins with oatmeal is a great option for a quick breakfast.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Simple-Oatmeal-Muffins.html

__________________________________

Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

_________________________

Daily Wisdom
May 17 , 2018

Dreams

“I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas: they’ve gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.” -Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights (1847)

Whether we’re talking about dreams that occur in our sleep state, or dreams as ambitions, we have these experiences for a reason. Dreams become a part of us, a part of who we are, and a factor in the decisions that we make. Embrace your dreams, pursue them, and watch them change and grow as you do.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

_________________________________

Beliefnet: 5 Tips for Coping with Anxiety in the Moment
You’re in public and you can feel your heart racing. Do you know how to stay relaxed?
It is quite common to feel anxious at various points throughout the day or during specific events. Whether you are overwhelmed at home or about to do a work presentation, anxiety may manifest with certain signs. You may feel physical symptoms like a fast heartrate, sweaty palms, shallow breathing, tense muscles or shakiness. Or you may feel it more emotionally with a million thoughts racing through your head.
http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/health/emotional-health/stress/5-tips-for-coping-with-anxiety-in-the-moment.aspx#lqPbjFL1204lGpFg.99

___________________________

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! Visit Our Store

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