Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, October 6, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, October 6, 2022

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

“Corn and grain, corn and grain,
All that falls shall rise again.”
–  Wiccan Harvest Chant

gardendigest.com

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October 2022 Events:

Oct 9 Full Blood Moon at 1:54 pm PST/ 2:54 pm MST/  4:54 pm EST

Oct 25 New Moon at 3:48 am PST/ Oct 25 4:48 pm MST/  6:48 pm  EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween 

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Spirit Library: October 2022 Energy Report
Jennifer Hoffman


It’s a new month and a new frequency, along with a new energy that is different from what we have had in the past few months even though we have some strong energy aspects in October including the Saturn/Uranus square and we have an eclipse.

Read more….

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CRAFT WITH ME – Samhain Junk Journal Grimoire Pages, Book of Shadows Flip Through, Magical Crafting

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Spirituality & Health: A Goddess Ritual for Summoning Sensuality
by Laurie Sue Brockway

Call upon Venus, the Roman goddess of love, to help you discover and delight in your inner sensual goddess.
Venus is the quintessential Roman goddess of love, beauty, and sensuality. Since ancient times, she has inspired women to appreciate their own bodies and desires and to cherish the love goddess within.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Projects to Celebrate Samhain, the Witches’ New Year

By Patti Wigington
Updated on August 20, 2019


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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Moody Moons Blog: The Meaning of Crows in Witchcraft

Crows and the folklore surrounding them are deeply intertwined with death, transition, and the realm beyond our physical experience.

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Exemplore: How to Use Tarot Cards for Spells and Rituals
BEV GJUL 31, 2022

Into tarot? Want to use it to make your life even more wowzing than it is already? Need a spell, a ritual? Want more money, a better job, or a relationship with that cute guy you keep bumping into at the mall? Here is all the information you need to create your own life-improving tarot spells and rituals.

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Treehugger: Blue-Throated Macaws Are Making a Comeback in Bolivia
113 critically endangered macaws have fledged with nesting box program.

Once thought to be extinct in the wild, more than 100 colorful blue-throated macaws have hatched over the past few years in nesting boxes in Bolivia.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Comet 2022 E3 might brighten to binocular range

Back on March 2, 2022, astronomers discovered a new comet. It was far from the sun, at a distance of 4 astronomical units (AU, or Earth-sun units of distance). The comet is drawing closer, currently located in the direction of Corona Borealis. Although it is brightening, as of October it’s still too dim to see without a large telescope. But when it comes nearest the Earth and sun in early 2023, the comet should become easily visible in binoculars

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Rainforest Revelations] – Tribal Ambient Music – Jungle Deep Dive – Mayan Forest – 432hz

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Inner Journey:

RAISE YOUR AWARENESS

“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.”
— Albert Einstein

Take awareness to new levels. Explore experiencing yourself in the act of being aware. Be aware of awareness itself. To do this, we need to go beyond our old mechanical patterns, compulsions and rejections. We need to uproot the arrogance of ego.

Higher awareness is conscious of spirit and form working together. We must be conscious and present within before we can tune in to the guidance of our soul. Develop awareness to hear the subtlest whispers of intuition through your thoughts, feelings and sensations.

“Most of us are in touch with our intuition whether we know it or not, but we’re usually in the habit of doubting or contradicting it so automatically that we don’t even know it has spoken.”
— Shakti Gawain

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

I do wonder, how it is that you don’t ALL just fall crazy in love with each other and get it over with…

Falling in love, I mean.

I have,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Coconut Granola

This crunchy coconut granola is an easy recipe for a make-ahead, on-the-go breakfast, or midday snack.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
October 6 , 2022

Awareness

“Every dog has its day, but it’s not every dog that knows when he’s having it.”

-Winifred Gordon, A Book of Days (1910)

Is today your day? Sure it is! Why wouldn’t it be? Expand your awareness to include all the beauty and joy and love and peace and goodness that is in you and through you and all around you. Today and every day is your day – recognize it, and enjoy it!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

If you’re hesitant to do something or to make a decision, that’s OK. What urgently needs to be done will be done, so don’t worry about it. There may simply be too many options and too many conflicting requests coming up all at the same time. Sometimes hesitation can be a sign of prudence and a refreshing change from impulsiveness.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, September 29, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, September 29, 2022

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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September Quotes

“There ought to be gardens for all months in the year, in which, severally, things of beauty may be then in season.”

Sir Francis Bacon

gardendigest.com

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September 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Your Gift to the Universes
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

Instead of believing you must do or should be something, allow yourself to flow into yourself.

Of course, flowing into yourself has long been part of your new you theme.

Read more….

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NEW HALLOWEEN DIYS / DOLLAR TREE NAPKIN DIYs! Elegant Halloween DIYs

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Spirituality & Health: Building a Garden of Boundaries: A Practice to Honor Sensitivity
by Asia Suler

In this excerpt from Mirrors in the Earth, an herbalist and flower essence practitioner offers her guidance on cultivating a mental garden—with yourself as the center.

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Spiritual Unite:WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SEE A MOUSE IN A DREAM?
Susan Brunton

What Does It Mean To See a Mouse in a Dream? Mice are generally seen as adorable pets or pests. They are creatures that demonstrate instinct, tenacity, and versatility.

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MBG: The 12 Laws Of Karma: What Are They & Why Do They Matter?

If you’ve ever heard the expressions, “What goes around comes around,” or “You reap what you sow,” you already know a little something about karma. According to who you ask, karma operates in accordance with 12 specific rules or laws. Here, we’re outlining what karma is all about, plus the 12 laws that rule it, according to spirituality experts.

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Cozy Moments of Early Fall

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Exemplore:5 Daily Pagan Rituals
ASHTEINAUG 3, 2022

Formal pagan rituals take time—they need to be researched, written, prepared, and finally performed. Modern life is busy, and people have so many commitments. Finding the time and energy for a formal ritual is often difficult.

Read more….

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Treehugger: What’s the Difference Between Coyotes and Wolves?
A surefire way to discern between these two canines? Check the snout and ears.

From a distance, it can be challenging to tell a wolf from a coyote. But if you’ve seen one of these similar-looking creatures, chances are you’ve eyed a coyote. Wide-spread and plentiful, coyotes thrive in habitats where people have transformed the natural landscape.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Mercury greatest morning elongation October 8

Mercury will become visible near the sunrise point around the last few days of September 2022. Mercury will be brightest before sunrise from early to mid-October.

When to watch: Beginning the last few days of September, start watching for Mercury in the eastern sky before sunrise. Greatest elongation

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Patheos-Pagan: Herbal Magick: Conjuring Comfrey
SEPTEMBER 25, 2022 BY LILITH DORSEY

Comfrey is a delightful plant that can do many things both spiritual and mundane. It may not be as popular as sage or lavendar, but it is infinitely valuable nonetheless.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Skalti – Fimbultýr (Viking song)

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Inner Journey:

THE PATH TO WHOLENESS

We think that God has blessed us if we don’t have too many troubles. In fact, religions have erroneously taught us that pain is punishment for our sins. We often ask, “What have I done wrong?” when things do not go the way we want.

Yet, to become ourselves in the truest and deepest sense, we must face our own duality, which of course includes facing our darkness. As souls we strive for wholeness, not for perfection.

At first, we really don’t know what is going on. We just find life difficult, challenging and often painful. Eventually, after much experience and reflection, we start to find meaning in it all. Eventually, we gladly accept the means whereby we can do theSoul work we have come for.

As we become conscious as Souls, we walk our journey purposefully, embracing the reality of our earthly nature along with the truth of our divine nature.

“When we are conscious of our personal uniqueness and our universal nature we express ourselves creatively. In this way we fulfill our dreams and our life purpose.”
— Andrew Schneider

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It does little good to say you want something and then “just in case” prepare to do without.

Myself and 10,000 angels await,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Tacos de Papa (Potato Tacos)

I remember my mother making these potato tacos when I was growing up. We loved them! And they’re great with mashed potatoes.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
September 29, 2022

Leadership

“Divide and rule, the politician cries;

Unite and lead, is watchword of the wise.”

-Goethe (1749-1832)

It has been said a million different ways, a million different times: we’re all in this together. Great leaders understand this and show us just how much we have in common. Together, with all of our talents and intelligence working as one, we can accomplish so much, more so than we ever could alone.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star


You can make today memorable purely by the strength of your unfailing hope for all things to work out for the best. No matter how muddled the events of the day, how confused or how many mixed messages people give you, especially at work, your innate hopeful spirit will cut through most of the mist and give you good results. Look forward to many satisfying encounters, however little or much gets done.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday, September 28, 2022

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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September Quotes

“Rain, rain, welcome back,
We’ve missed your song,
Your splatter and smack
On our dusty brown clay, dry so long.
Since last May we’ve not had a drop,
From grey-black clouds swriling by,
Or smelled wet earth, or stepped in muddy slop,
Or listened to thunder from the sky.”

Michael P. Garofalo, Valley Spirit Journal, 2004

gardendigest.com

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September 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Are You Settling?
Ann Albers

Hi All,

This week the angels challenged me to look at areas in life where I was settling vs. creating. It was an interesting exercise and dramatically improved a few things that had big impact. From their perspective we deserve to love everything in our lives. Read on and hear their loving view. I’ll share tips and stories as always 🙂

Read more….

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The Spellbook Series || Safe Travels Talisman{Moon Spells} The Witch of Wanderlust

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Spirituality & Health: Bee-ing Here Now: Lessons From Honey Bees
by Sarah Bowen

What spiritual lessons can we glean from pollinators? Our resident animal chaplain offers wisdom from honeybees.
“What is that?” the mechanic queried, staring at a fuzzy spot on my Jeep’s engine block. I spied an intact, but most certainly dead, honey bee. “Oh no!” I gasped, reaching to relocate the tiny body into my palm. “Awwww,” gushed my burly companion.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Profile of The Greek God Poseidon

By Patti Wigington
Updated on August 02, 2018


In Greek mythology and legend, Poseidon is the god of the sea. However, his domain includes some aspects of the land as well, and in fact he is known as “earth-shaker” in many stories, because of his penchant for causing earthquakes.

Read more….

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MBG: What To Know If You Pull The Temperance Tarot Card In A Reading

Whether you’re looking for answers about the past, insight into the present, or guidance for the future, a tarot reading can help you tap into the power of divination (and your intuition) in a new way. And of all 78 cards in a traditional deck, the Temperance card is a serious call for balance. Here’s what to know if you pull it in a reading.

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Silly Symphonies – The Skeleton Dance

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Exemplore: How to Create Magical Sigils Using a Computer
CLAIREAUG 3, 2022

What Is a Sigil?
A sigil is a symbol that has special significance. These can be used in magic as abstract symbols to focus your unconscious mind on a particular problem or wish.

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Moody Moons Blog: 8 Daily Magical Practices That Take Less Than 8 Minutes

The key to successful witchcraft isn’t in the books you read. It’s not the quality of gemstones on your altar. It’s got absolutely nothing to do with how long ago you started or which path you chose.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: International Observe the Moon Night is October 1

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is October 1, 2022. It’s a worldwide event for moon-lovers, held annually since 2010. It’s scheduled each northern fall, on a night when the moon is near the first quarter phase. In October, 2022, the first quarter moon is October 3. So you’ll see a waxing crescent moon in the sky on Saturday evening.

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Patheos-Pagan: Building a Relationship with the Nature Spirits Where You Are
SEPTEMBER 25, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


Here’s a question that’s relevant to all of us, no matter where we live:

Can you write about your best advice for communicating with and establishing a good relationship with your local nature spirits, be it in the country or a city?

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Heilung | Anoana [Official Video]

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Inner Journey:

MAKING LIFE OUR OWN

“Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.”
— Stephen Vincent Benet

What’s needed for a new relationship with time and life?

Intention — Get really clear about what you want.

Desire — How much do you want something new for yourself? Know your motivation. Desire brings the energy for change.

Belief and/or willingness to trust you can have what you want. If belief is lacking, can you believe in the possibility that you can find a new way of living?

Perseverance, discipline — It takes time and effort to change attitudes and habits. We can’t expect a new life overnight.

Acceptance, both of what’s happening now and of who we are. Until we honestly and openly accept our present situation, we cannot change it.

A willingness to try something new.

“It is so easy to waste our lives: our days, our hours, our minutes. … It is so easy to exist instead of live. Unless you know there is a clock ticking. So many of us changed our lives when we heard a biological clockand decided to have kids. But that sound is a murmur compared to the tolling of mortality.”
— Anna Quindlen

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

While I would actually LOVE to help every living soul on the planet remember who they were in prior lives, why the pyramids were really built, and how their past beliefs shape present manifestations, I’d infinitely prefer to help them live this lifetime to the fullest, learn some new tricks, and live their dreams.

Which, incidentally, is the only reason anyone ever chooses to come back.

Let’s do this,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 5 Apple Scone Recipes That’ll Make It Feel Like Fall

“Cozy” doesn’t even begin to describe these wonderfully autumnal pastries. In this collection of our best apple scone recipes, you’ll find absolutely delicious ways to make the most of apple season:

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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

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Daily Wisdom
September 28, 2022

Leadership

“Great leadership arises out of great conflict.”

-James MacGregor Burns

In turbulent times, we often find that the best is brought out in us. When there is a need, we rise to the occasion. All of our natural instincts kick in and we help, and serve, and show compassion and empathy. It happens time and time again. But we don’t need to wait for a crisis to help each other. There are opportunities for us to do so every day.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

You have a magic touch today. The right word or action at the right time can instantly turn things around and morph a challenge into an easy opportunity. This is not something to take for granted or to exploit, though. Use your power with a very light touch, if at all. It’s possible that a mere thought or unspoken intention could have influence.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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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September Quotes

“Taxi September along Jessore Road
Oxcart skeletons drag charcoal load
past watery fields thru rain flood ruts
Dung cakes on treetrunks, plastic-roof huts
Wet processions Families walk
Stunted boys big heads don’t talk
Look bony skulls & silent round eyes
Starving black angels in human disguise.”

Allen Ginsberg, September on Jessore Road

gardendigest.com

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September 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: The Goddess Ungirdled: Encounters with the Sacred Feminine
by Lisa Sarasohn

I came home the other night to find the Black Madonna in my kitchen. She’s inspecting my oven.

“Hello,” I say.

“Your oven’s a mess.”

Read more….

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Witchy Autumn DIYs 🍂 & Makeover by a Forest Witch/ Alwyn Oak

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Spirituality & Health: Guided Meditation: The Healing Elixir Sleep Spell
by Julie Peters

This guided meditation will help you navigate your own healing journey by gifting you with a healing elixir.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Dog Folklore and Legends

By Patti Wigington
Updated on January 06, 2018


For thousands of years, man has found a companion in the dog. As time has passed, and both species have evolved, the dog has found his role in the myth and folklore of many cultures the world over

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10 Fantastic Fall Themed Crafts To Make At Home

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MBG:6 Root Chakra Exercises To Relieve Stress & Connect With Mother Nature

These grounding practices will help you to balance your first (root) chakra by building a healthy earth element in your body, which then translates to a healthier mind since the body and mind are so deeply interconnected. They are inspired by the Indian Goddess Shailputri,

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Exemplore:Scorpio, the Darkest Sign in the Zodiac
GRACE MARGUERITE WILLIAMSSEP 12, 2022

“Oh My God, Here Comes a Scorpio. Where Are We Going to Hide?”
When someone hears mention of the sign Scorpio, there’s a good chance they’ll let out a gasp!

Read more….

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Treehugger: What’s the Difference Between Llamas and Alpacas?
The two look remarkably similar but differ in size, wool, and range.
By
Olivia Young

If you’re passing by a paddock filled with long-necked, wooly, cud-chewing camelids, it can be tough to know whether you’re looking at llamas or alpacas. To the untrained eye, the two look remarkably similar—

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Zodiacal light: All you need to know

Zodiacal light is false dawn (or dusk)
The zodiacal light is a cone of eerie light above the sunrise or sunset point on the horizon. You’ll see it before morning dawn breaks or after evening twilight ends.

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Patheos-Pagan: What I Wish I’d Known about Being a Witch When I Started
SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON


I remember the early days of my witch-ventures. I read all the things, all the books, signed up for those mailing lists that sent you pages you could put into a binder, wrote about how I felt about the moon – and much more (now) embarrassing things.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Anilah – Medicine Chant

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Inner Journey:

VALUE JUST BEING

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

Many of us have been taught to believe that we are valued for what we do, not just for who we are. ‘Doing’ is important, but to keep life in balance, we also need time to just ‘be.’

Henry David Thoreau expressed this so well in Walden Pond:

“There were times when I could not afford to sacrifice the bloom of the present moment to any work, whether of the head or hand.

“Sometimes, on a summer morning, I sat in my sunny doorway from sunrise till noon, rapt in a revery, amidst the pines and hickories and sumacs, in undisturbed solitude and stillness, while the birds sang around or flitted noiseless through the house, untilby the sun falling in at my west window, or the noise of some traveller’s wagon on the distant highway, I was reminded of the lapse of time.

“I grew in those seasons like corn in the night, and they were far better than any work of the hands would have been.”

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Emotional pains are just truth knocking upon a door that’s been closed too long.

Always.

Let the sunshine in –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fig and Gorgonzola Israeli Couscous Salad

The classic flavor combo of figs and Gorgonzola cheese comes together in a delicious couscous salad. Make sure to use a good quality balsamic vinegar, as it makes all the difference here!

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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

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Daily Wisdom
September 27, 2022

Leadership

“The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.”

-John Buchan (1875-1940)

Great leaders see the greatness in the community. They understand what the community has to offer and they seek ways to express that. We can each be a leader, right where we are, just by noticing all the good around us, and bringing it to the attention of others.

-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 posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, September 26, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, September 26, 2022

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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September Quotes

“The falling leaves drift by the window
The autumn leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sun-burned hands I used to hold

Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I’ll hear old winter’s song
But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall.”

Autumn Leaves, Lyrics by Johnny Mercer and Jacques Prévert.

gardendigest.com

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September 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Knowing Beauty
Jim Self

Zadkiel: Many changes are occurring within you on a physical level. There are components within the physical body that must be made to accommodate a fuller integration of the Lightbody into form. It is a change from the carbon base form into another form that you perceive as crystalline in nature.

Read more….

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Lazy Day Witchcraft/ The Green Witch

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Learn Religions: Gods and Goddesses of Death and the Underworld

By Patti Wigington
Updated on November 27, 2019
Death is rarely so apparent than it as at Samhain. The skies have gone gray, the earth is brittle and cold, and the fields have been picked of the last crops.

Read more….

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MBG: Meet The 12 Zodiac Star Signs: Their Strengths, Weaknesses & More

If you’re dipping your toes into astrology, you might know a little bit about each of the 12 zodiac signs but want to learn more. Well, we’ve got you covered—here are the fundamentals of the 12 signs, from Aries to Pisces, according to astrologers.

Read more….

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Exemplore:Ten Crystals for New Moon Intentions
CLAIREAUG 3, 2022

The new moon is a time of new beginnings, renewal and initiation. It is an excellent time to make decisions regarding changes in your life and to begin the process of attaining these.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Reflections on a Weeklong Trip With Nature and Wildlife

What’s the cost of venturing into vast expanses of land?
By Mary Jo DiLonardo

The sky looks a little smaller today and the wildlife a little tamer.

We just got back from a weeklong trip through New Mexico where we traveled through desert landscapes, hiked up mountains, and walked through dry creek beds. We experienced nature and wildlife that was vastly different from what I’ve seen before.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Visible planets and night sky September and October 2022

Evening planets
Saturn is rising before sunset and is perfect for observing all evening.
Jupiter – brighter than all the stars – is rising near sunset and is visible most of the night. Jupiter’s opposition comes on September 26.
Mars is now rising before midnight and will rise around 10 p.m. local time by the end of the month.

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Patheos-Pagan: Worship, Practice, and Spirits from Pop Culture
SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


Today we have four questions: on worship, practice, spirits from pop culture, and comparing different Pagan traditions.

What is worship and why should we do it?
What is “worship” from a Pagan perspective, and is it necessary for a Pagan to worship a deity?

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Songs for September- Indie/Folk Playlist, 2022

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Inner Journey:

APPRECIATION

“You can never get to peace and inner security without first acknowledging all of the good things in your life. If you’re forever wanting and longing for more without first appreciating things the way they are, you’ll stay in discord.”
— Doc Childre and Howard Martin

Develop an attitude of gratitude. We discover a sense of wholeness as we appreciate both the small and big things in our lives. And it really helps to remember to appreciate ourselves. Appreciation is more than just acceptance — it’s respect and admiration. Let go of criticism and self-abuse.

“Generally, appreciation means some blend of thankfulness, admiration, approval, and gratitude. In the financial world, something that ‘appreciates’ grows in value. With the power tool of appreciation, you get the benefit of both perspectives: as you learn to be consistently thankful and approving, your life will grow in value.”
— Doc Childre and Howard Martin

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What can you now do,

that you’d like to do,

that you aren’t doing?

Do it,…….

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cheddar Cheese Scones

Light, flaky, cheesy, and just plain delicious scones!

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

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Daily Wisdom
September 26, 2022

Leadership

“What you cannot enforce,

Do not command!”

-Sophocles (496? – 406 B.C.)

The laws of nature are always at play. There are some things that we just can’t control, nor would we want to! When we’re in the flow, we realize that right action takes place, in its own way and in its own time. Let God lead, and we’ll end up exactly where we want to be!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

Be strong in your convictions and don’t be distracted from doing your best. You may want to single out one good cause especially close to your heart and keep it in mind even if you don’t actively work or donate to that cause. Your spirit of dedication will improve your chances at accomplishing whatever else you’re pursuing. Feel virtuous and humble, and successful, too!

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 23, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 23, 2022

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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September Quotes

“Happy we who can bask in this warm September sun, which illumines all creatures, as well when they rest as when they toil,
not without a feeling of gratitude; whose life is as blameless, how blameworthy soever it may be, on the Lord’s Mona-day as
on his Suna-day.”

Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862

gardendigest.com

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September 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Weekly Forecast: September 18 – 24, 2022
Kelly M. Beard


The video version of this forecast, as read by Kelly, is available here.

9/18 ~ Mercury Rx (thinking) ~oppose~ Jupiter (learning): (2 of 3: 9/2 ~ 9/18 ~ 10/12)

Any opposition requires us to work with two distinct energies and get them to work together for the good of all involved. It is also a MidPoint which allows you that 180* view from the other side of your starting point (roughly 6-months ago).

Read more….

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Spells specially for Mabon bringing health wealth and happiness to your life in the Autumn Equinox

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Spirituality & Health: Mother Aya
by Lesley-Ann Brown

How can plant sacred medicine bring us back to a place of rootedness?
In Robin Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass, we learn that the word for plants in many Native American languages translates to “those who take care of us.” Could you imagine a world without plants? I can’t—they feed us, provide material for everyday objects, and literally produce the very air that we breathe.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Herne, God of the Wild Hunt

By Patti Wigington
Updated on April 22, 2018
Behind the Myth
Unlike the majority of deities in the Pagan world, Herne has his origins in a local folktale, and there is virtually no information available to us via primary sources

Read more….

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MBG: Pulled The Queen Of Wands Card In Reverse? Here’s What To Know, From Tarot Experts

Each of the 78 cards in a traditional tarot deck has its own unique meaning, and if you happen to pull a card and set it down in the reversed direction, the meaning can actually change a bit. In the case of the Queen of Wands card, here’s what to know if you pull it in reverse.

Read more….

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Mabon & Autumn equinox | How to celebrate | Ritual, Kitchen witchery & Symbolism

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Exemplore: How to Make a Magical Dream Pillow
LYDIA WORKMANJUL 29, 2022

What Is a Dream Pillow?
A dream pillow is a bit of hand-sewn fabric stuffed with herbs. These are generally created for the purpose of relaxation. I would encourage those who want to make a dream pillow to integrate their personal passions and intentions into the creation of their pillow.

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Treehugger: 11 Curious Theodore Roosevelt National Park Facts

If it weren’t for a major east-west highway (Interstate 94) crossing North Dakota, this protected region of the Badlands would likely go unexplored by visitors even today. That’s because Theodore Roosevelt National Park,

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EarthSky News: Mercury greatest morning elongation October 8

Mercury will become visible near the sunrise point around the last few days of September 2022. Mercury will be brightest before sunrise from early to mid-October.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Witches’ 2023 Astrological Calendar for Magickal Planning: Black Moon in Aries!

Now in it’s FOURTH year, I present my integrated 2023 astrological calendar for Witches and Pagans including Sabbats, Full and Dark Moon Esbats, all within the framework of the Pentacle Path of Elemental Witchcraft.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: 【a playlist for tim burton vibes; part II (halloween edition)

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Inner Journey:

YOU KNOW THE WAY

“Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love … and to put its trust in life.”
— Joseph Conrad

How deeply do you trust your own guidance?

Always trust that you know what’s best for you. To move forward in your life, gather information from the “experts,” consider how their advice relates to your situation and then act only on what feels right for you. You are the only expert for your own life.

“I trust so much in the power of the heart and the soul; I know that the answer to what we need to do next is in our own hearts. All we have to do is listen, then take that one step further and trust what we hear. Wewill be taught what we need to learn.”
— Melody Beattie

“I never know what the next lesson is going to be, because we’re not supposed to know; we’re supposed to trust ourselves to discover it.”
— Melody Beattie

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Manifesting Reminders for Masters:

Reminder #1—When dreaming, know that anything can happen. In that magical state, the only price to be paid is with imagination. Having “it all” costs the same as having nothing at all.

Reminder #2—You’re now dreaming.

Whatever you want, –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: German Plum Rolls (Zwetschgenschnecken)

In Germany, cakes made with plum are very popular. This variation can be made as either a whole cake or as individual ‘tarts.’ I call them ‘rolls’ due to their appearance. They are very delicious on a Sunday fall afternoon with a hot cup of tea! They’re best when still warm and served with whipped cream!

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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

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Daily Wisdom
September 23, 2022

Reality

“We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.”

-Iris Murdoch

Have you ever been to Disneyworld? It’s a beautiful place – colorful, clean, fun, and full of surprises! And when we’re there, we know that it is all illusion – that it is all there for our enjoyment. We experience the rides as entertainment, even the scary roller-coasters. Yet when we’re in our own “world” we tend to take things so seriously. What would happen if we approached life as our own amusement park? Knowing that one ride takes us for a spin and another shakes us up and another lets us sit back and relax? What a concept! Then we could stop looking for reality all around us and start finding it inside of us.

-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 posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 22, 2022 Mabon Edition

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 22, 2022 Mabon Edition

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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September Quotes

“Smoke hangs like haze over harvested fields,
The gold of stubble, the brown of turned earth
And you walk under the red light of fall
The scent of fallen apples, the dust of threshed grain
The sharp, gentle chill of fall.
Here as we move into the shadows of autumn
The night that brings the morning of spring
Come to us, Lord of Harvest
Teach us to be thankful for the gifts you bring us …”

Autumn Equinox Ritual

gardendigest.com

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September 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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“Autumn arrives, array’d in splendid mein;
Vines, cluster’d full, add to the beauteous scene,
And fruit-trees cloth’d profusely laden, nod,
Complaint bowing to the fertile sod.”

Farmer’s Almanac, 1818


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Mabon & Autumn equinox | How to celebrate | Ritual, Kitchen witchery & Symbolism/ The witches’ cookery

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Learn Religions: Mabon Incense Blend

By Patti Wigington
Published on March 11, 2019
As the Wheel of the Year turns with each season, you may wish to use different types and scents of incense for your ceremonies and rituals. While incense isn’t mandatory for a good ritual, it certainly can help to set the mood.

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MBG: 7 Rituals To Help You Find Balance For The 2022 Autumn Equinox

Once again we are entering into a time of balance as we move into the Fall Equinox in the northern hemisphere (Spring Equinox in the southern hemisphere). We are also in a Mercury retrograde phase, so it is no surprise that the Universe is nudging us to reflect, rest, and simply be here now.

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The Canvas

The canvas of the summer is made of shades of green;

Emerald, jade, and serpentine with many in between.

When the harvest time begins the Lady takes up her brush;

She starts to add new colors, vibrant, bold, and lush.

Carnelian, garnet, and amber dots the forest floor;

She lets it dry a day or so before she adds a little more.

She works with slow precision as she paints each leaf with =are;

Ash, oak, and aspen glow; with gemstone hues everywhere.

When the landscape is complete she adds a turquoise sky;

Wild geese and soft white clouds gently sail on by.

To the lady we give thanks for the beauty that she brings;

Each season is a masterpiece that helps our spirits sing.

© LBolotin/Cat 9-3-07

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Exemplore: Seven Crystals to Use for Mabon
CLAIRE AUG 3, 2022

Crystals for Mabon
Mabon, also known as the autumn equinox, is the second harvest festival in the pagan wheel of the year. At this time of year, all or the majority of grain crops have been harvested and stored for winter, and there is an abundance of fruits and vegetables.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Great Square of Pegasus gallops into autumn sky

Great Square of Pegasus
Look east just after dark for the Great Square of Pegasus around the time of the September equinox (in 2022, it is on September 22). Throughout late September and October evenings, the Great Square will be ascending in the eastern evening sky.

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Patheos-Pagan: Autumn Equinox: Is Balance Even Possible?
SEPTEMBER 18, 2022 BY LISA WAGONER

September has snuck up on me once again, and soon it is time for the Autumn Equinox! The theme I see in all my pagan, witch, witch-adjacent, mystical emails and posts is of balance. Which got me thinking:

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Mabon / Sowulo

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Inner Journey:

EXPERIENCE STILLNESS

“My greatest wealth is the deep stillness in which I strive and grow and win what the world cannot take from me with fire or sword.”
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

If our minds are always busy, they don’t get time to do basic maintenance – to sort, tidy up and take out the trash. If we don’t periodically clear out space in our minds, there’s no room for new ideas to take root.

Where do you find stillness each day and each week? Plan for quiet time, relaxation and stillness daily, even if it’s only for 5 or 10 minutes.

“For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.”
— Larry Eisenberg

higherawareness.com

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from Moody Moons Blog; Mabon Bacon Maple Cornbread
moodymoonsSeptember 15, 2021

Bacon maple cornbread combines three rich, traditional Mabon ingredients for a hearty addition to your Fall Equinox feast.

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Today’s Recipe: Witchin’ in the Kitchen: Fungus Aradia With Pappardelle Pasta Recipe
SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 BY HERON MICHELLE

I feel the autumn season approaching, and I suddenly yearn for fuzzy sweaters, chill air, and comfort foods. For me, pasta is one of those comforts, and this recipe is a favorite.

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Magical Correspondences for Mabon

Colors: All shades of red, gold, brown, rust

Deities: All harvest deities, Earth Mother/Sky Father, Persephone, Epona, Greenman, Mabon

Symbols: Acorns, dried flowers, pine cones, chrysanthemums, Ferns, ivy. Cornucopia, Indian Corn, Grapes, and Grains.

Food & Drink: Wine, ground veggies (potatoes, onions, etc), beans, squash, and multi-grain bread

Herbs: Marigold, sage, myrrh, honeysuckle, rose, sweetgrass

Sacred Stones: All yellow stones, Lapis, multi-colored agates

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Exemplore: Simple Wiccan Mabon Ritual for Solitaries (Without Ritual Tools)
MACKENZIE SAGE WRIGHTAUG 2, 2022

Simple Mabon Ritual
When the Sabbats approach, new Wiccans—or those just learning the Wiccan ways who are not quite sure of their path yet—may feel moved to observe the day.

Read more……

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September Equinox Angel Message For You – The Equinox Gateway is Open!

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday, September 21, 2022

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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September Quotes

“Happily we bask in this warm September sun,
Which illuminates all creatures…”

Henry David Thoreau

gardendigest.com

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September 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library:

You’re the Adult
Brenda Hoffman

Dear Ones,

It is time to divert your attention from what was to what will be.

Many of you follow and believe in the world chaos reported through your media. You bemoan this fearful action and that angry statement believing there is nothing else to discuss.

Read more….

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A Day in a Forest Cottage next to a Wild Wood (Autumn is here)

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Spirituality & Health: Four Flower Remedies for Highly Sensitive People
by Korynn Elliott

What are flower remedies, and how can they be utilized to help highly sensitive people navigate the world? A Mind-Body Medicine practitioner shares her thoughts.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Mabon History: The Second Harvest

By Patti Wigington
Updated on July 03, 2019
Two days a year, the Northern and Southern hemispheres receive the same amount of sunlight. Not only that, but each receives the same amount of light as they do dark

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MBG: The Autumn Equinox Is Coming Up—Here’s How To Keep Your Summer Glow

As summer comes to an end, you might be worried your vacation glow will begin to dull. While your tan may fade (unless you opt for self-tanner), your complexion doesn’t have to lose radiance. Here’s our healthy skin hack to keep your skin bright even during cooler months

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Exemplore: The Meaning of the Camel Power Animal as Your Totem
MAURICE GLAUDEJUN 9, 2019

In this article, we will explore several meanings and messages associated with the camel power animal and how it relates to your personal totem. Below, you will find themes related to the camel totem and how it might symbolize your personal journey.

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Treehugger: Dolphins Have the Largest Alliances, Second to Humans
These strategic groups help them gain access to females.

People, sometimes, are known for their cooperative relationships. The ability to create strategic alliances was thought to be unique to humans.

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EarthSky News: Equuleus the Little Horse on autumn nights

Equuleus the Little Horse is the 2nd smallest constellation in the sky. It’s a good target for the Northern Hemisphere’s fall sky, but only by knowing just where to look. But the good news is, if you have dark skies and can find the Summer Triangle, we can lead you to Equuleus, too.

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Patheos-Pagan: Mabon Sabbat Index: Rites, Recipes and Thealogy for Autumn Equinox Balance

The witch’s lesser sabbat of Mabon is celebrated at the autumn equinox, which occurs when we enter the airy, cardinal sign of Libra. Balance is the reason for this season!

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Pagan Playlist: Erutan – Raindancer [Full Album]

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Inner Journey:

TIME TO CHANGE DIRECTION?

“Employ the power of positive quitting. Most of us view quitting as something negative, but it’s not. ‘Winners never quit,’ we’re told, when, in reality, winners quit all the time: choosing to stop doing things that aren’tcreating the results they desire. When you quit all the things that aren’t working for you, when you quit tolerating all the negative things that hold you back, you’ll create a positive ‘charge’ in your life as well as create the space in your life for morepositive experiences.”
— Jim Allen

“I like thinking of possibilities. At any time, an entirely new possibility is liable to come along and spin you off in an entirely new direction. The trick, I’ve learned, is to be awake to the moment.”
— Doug Hall

“Persons and societies do not submit passively to surroundings and events. They make choices as to the places where they live and the activities in which they engage — choices based on what they want to be, to do andto become. Furthermore, persons and societies often change their goals and ways; they can even retrace their steps and start in a new direction if they believe they are on a wrong course. Thus, whereas animal life is prisoner of biological evolution whichis essentially irreversible, human life has the wonderful freedom of social evolution which is rapidly reversible and creative. Wherever human beings are concerned, trend is not destiny.”
— Rene Dubos

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Folks are often so mesmerized by the gold medals, trophies, and daunting heights they aspire to, they tend to forget that their heroes and heroines, more often than not, started with far less than they now have.

You are poised for greatness,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Avocado Tomato Salad with Cucumbers

This is a fusion between Greek, Italian, and Latin cultures. This salad can add a healthy, yet very hearty, satisfying blend to any dinner. It is sure to release all of those endorphins including dopamine that make you feel great after pigging out at a fast food or a comfort food dinner but staying as healthy as can be. How many recipes can make that claim? Well this one can!

Read more….

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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

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Daily Wisdom
September 21, 2022

Reality

“All our interior world is reality – and that perhaps more so than our apparent world.”

-Marc Chagall

Love, joy, bliss, peace – we experience all this in our interior world, yet we cannot draw a picture or take a photo of exactly what it looks like. Our interior world is so vast, so filled with amazing gifts. Yet where do we place our attention? We’re busy trying to make our apparent world, our exterior world, look good. When we look within, we find the abundance that we so desperately seek. It is there all the time!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

Not only may you be inherently happy today, you’ll be able to explore all manner of intellectual problems, puzzles, and concerns. Great satisfaction can come from even the smallest insight, and if you can connect with the right person, you may have a conversation that will enrich and inform you for months to come. You may be attracted to more difficult problems today, and you’ll be up to the challenge.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, September 19, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, September 19, 2022

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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September Quotes

“Lyric night of the lingering Indian Summer,
Shadowy fields that are scentless but full of singing,
Never a bird, but the passionless chant of insects,
Ceaseless, insistent.
The grasshopper’s horn, and far-off, high in the maples,
The wheel of a locust leisurely grinding the silence
Under a moon waning and worn, broken,
Tired with summer.”

Sarah Teasdale, September Midnights

gardendigest.com

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September 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spiritual Unite: DREAMING ABOUT VAMPIRES – SPIRITUAL SYMBOLISM
Susan Brunton

If you have been dreaming about vampires, it is important to understand the spiritual symbolism behind these creatures.

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Sigil Spell Bag – I am Powerful, Sigil Magic Charm Bag for health, wealth, career – Magical Crafting

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Spirituality & Health: 3 Druid Fall Rituals to Honor the Earth
by Dana O’Driscoll

Use druid practices to honor fall in your own way.


The druid tradition is a path of nature-based spirituality that focuses on building connection with the living earth and honors the cycles and seasons of nature. In the druid tradition, a special emphasis is placed on the two solstices and two equinoxes. The fall equinox, or Alban Elfed,

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Wise Woman Herbal ezine: A Blessing from the Trees ~ On Being Expanded
by Devorah Spilman

Rain and sun and wind and blessing, weaving joy around me and creating the magical forest I love so much! Come in with me for a blessing!

A Blessing from the Trees

We are always ready and happy to bless all of you from all of us in oneness.
Feel the eternal oneness of the moment.

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MBG: Born In September? Here’s What To Know About Your Birthstone

Each month of the calendar year has its own designated birthstone (and birth month flower), and the stone for September is none other than the sapphire. Here’s what to know about this beautiful birthstone, according to crystal experts.

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“An agitation of the air,
A perturbation of the light
Admonished me the unloved year
Would turn on its hinge that night.

I stood in the disenchanted field
Amid the stubble and the stones
Amaded, while a small worm lisped to me
The song of my marrow-bones.

Blue poured into summer blue,
A hawk broke from his cloudless tower,
The roof of the silo blazed, and I knew
That part of my life was forever over.

Already the iron door of the North
Clangs open: birds,leaves,snows
Order their populations forth,
And a cruel wind blows.”

Stanley Kunitz, End of Summer

gardendigest.com

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Exemplore: How to Read Birds as Omens and Signs
A FONTÉJUN 16, 2022

The Long History of Reading Birds as Omens & Signs
Since ancient times, people have looked to the heavens for signs, and since birds fly, it makes sense that people would perceive birds as messengers of the gods or fates. A

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EarthSky News: See the Beehive Cluster and moon in binoculars

If you’ve never seen the Beehive Cluster – Messier 44 or M44 – at the heart of the constellation Cancer the Crab, now’s your chance. The moon will lead you right to it on the morning of September 21, 2022. On that morning, the waning crescent moon passes about three degrees, or the width of six full moons

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Patheos-Pagan: Polytheist Theology: the Names, Functions, and Relationships of the Gods
SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


It’s time to get back to Conversations Under the Oaks, and I’m very happy that the latest round includes multiple questions on polytheist theology.. For one thing, I’m happy that people are thinking about the Gods.

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Pagan Playlist: Music for Mabon – Autumn Equinox songs (Summer’s End)

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Inner Journey:

RELIEVE THE PRESSURE COOKER

“Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life.”
— Mary Manin Morrissey

Journaling is a great way to release and let go. To get things off your chest. Our minds are our own worst enemies. The same thoughts go round and round in the same old ways and keep us stuck.

If something bothers you, write about it. Get it out so you can see it from a different perspective. Let it out. Let it go.

Owning and healing your pressure cooker is an important step in claiming your power, building your esteem and making your stand.

“In truth, to attain to interior peace, one must be willing to pass through the contrary to peace. Such is the teaching of the Sages.”
— Swami Brahmanada

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A Note from the Universe

Wanting something means you believe you don’t have it.

Which you don’t want to believe or you may never get it.

Instead, you can recognize that which you don’t yet have by giving thanks, in advance, for receiving it.

Cool,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 20 Top Recipes for That Middle Ground Between Summer and Fall

Once Labor Day comes and goes, it’s easy to feel like we’re officially in the autumn season. But, in truth, we still have a few more weeks of summer to go!

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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

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Daily Wisdom
September 19, 2022

Reality

“There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.”

-Hermann Hesse

What is “real?” Something we can see with our eyes, feel with our hands? What “makes” something real? With virtual reality and reality-TV, these are tough questions these days! But we know what is really real when we know it in our heart. We know love is real.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

Be organized, stick to your personal routine, and don’t gloss over any steps if you want to get the results you have in mind. This could be a day better for practice than for performance. Do your best, be forgiving of yourself about any minor slip-ups, and have no regrets. You know what you’re already good at, so focus on that and glide through the day.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Friday, September 16, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Friday, September 16, 2022

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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September Quotes

“For summer there, bear in mind, is a loitering gossip, that only begins to talk of leaving when September rises to go.”

George Washington Cable

gardendigest.com

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September 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: You’re the Adult
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

It is time to divert your attention from what was to what will be.

Many of you follow and believe in the world chaos reported through your media. You bemoan this fearful action and that angry statement believing there is nothing else to discuss.

Read more….

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All you need for Mabon 2022 || The Wheel of the Year || Autumn Equinox

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Spirituality & Health: Form a Goddess Circle, Find Your Sacred Self
by Winter Ross

Maiden, Mother, or Crone, there’s a goddess circle for you.
The circle is an ancient and universal symbol of unity, sacredness, wholeness, infinity, the goddess, female power, and the sun

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Chrysanthemum Folklore & Magic

By Patti Wigington
Updated on March 06, 2017


When autumn rolls in, most of the flowers in our gardens are dying off, but the chrysanthemum is just beginning to bloom. Found in an array of colors from whites and purples to bright yellows and reds to rustic oranges and browns

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MBG: Here Are The 13 Best Crystals For Libras, According To Experts

There’s no shortage of crystals out there, and you can look to your zodiac sign for clues on which ones are best for your personality. For all the Libras out there, whether you want to amplify your sun sign’s strengths or balance out its weaknesses, these are the stones that crystal experts recommend.

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Ho’oponopono for Self love & Radical Forgiveness

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Exemplore: 6 Intriguing Things You May Not Know About Tarot
CHARLOTTE ALLISONSEP 7, 2022

Tarot Myths and Misconceptions
Tarot cards have long been associated with fortune-telling, phony storefront psychics, and rip-off artists who take advantage of vulnerable people. This is part of what gives tarot a bad rap.

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Treehugger: 8 New Minuscule Geckos Discovered in Madagascar
The smallest is about 2 inches and they all have ‘cute’ faces.
By Mary Jo DiLonardo

They’re not bright and flashy like some of their relatives, but they certainly are tiny.

Eight new species of miniscule geckos were discovered by researchers in Madagascar.

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EarthSky News: Moon by Castor and Pollux September 20 and 21

On the mornings of September 20 and 21, 2022, the waning crescent moon slides by the bright stars Castor and Pollux in the constellation Gemini the Twins. Castor and Pollux are bright and easily noticed since they are close together in the sky.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Witch’s Guide to the Autumn Equinox (Mabon)
SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 BY JASON MANKEY

What Is It?

This is easy, it’s the Autumn Equinox, a time of (about) equal day and night. Beginning at the Autumn Equinox until the first day of Spring, there will be more darkness than light in the sky, or more nighttime and less daytime.

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Pagan Playlist: Dead Can Dance – Dionysus [Full Album]

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Inner Journey We Can’t Escape

“Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.”
— Orison Swett Marden

We can’t escape problems and negativity. Escaping just brings denial and suppression – we continue to carry the problem with us. Ironically, it is our lack of acceptance and resistance to the problem that creates the pain. Resistance builds up an energy wall or block that, if not discharged, gets suppressed into the body. These blocks identify places where we have not enough understanding or love.

For health, we must work through what we seek to avoid. How do we do this? We can love parts of ourselves that we don’t like. We can seek the lessons we are being invited to learn through the problem. We can examine our beliefs and seek to see different perspectives and a bigger picture. As our perspectives grow, more of life makes sense and has meaning.

“The Lord is a good psychologist: he knows the way our minds run. Turmoil can be the Lord’s way of tapping us on the shoulder and saying, ‘Don’t forget me.'”
— Eknath Easwaran

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

There are those scattered on every continent who are so compassionate and wise and loving that the depth of their character completely escapes those who are still relatively new to time and space.

How do you deal with that?

Incognito,

The Universe

tut.com

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Pioneer Thinking: How to Make Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

Red peppers and tomatoes both contain lycopene, which needs heating to reach its full nutritional benefits. These two recipes allow the lycopene to be released, so you can get the full benefits.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
September 16, 2022

Patience

“Steady, patient, persevering thinking, will generally surmount every obstacle in the search after truth.”

-Nathaniel Emmons (1745-1840)

Aren’t we all together in this search for Truth? Our quest for spiritual growth is impressive! And that’s what will get us there – the way that we surmount those obstacles and continue on. We know that we must be patient with our journey, and patient with ourselves. We know that there is no “instant” answer, but that answers unfold before us with wisdom and grace. We know that our patience is rewarded continually as we grow and experience more of who we really are.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death


Though no great demands may be made of you today, you may feel lackluster and just not setting the world on fire as you like to do. Everybody has a low energy day from time to time. Perhaps you’ve been pushing it too hard for too many days in a row and just need a short break. Don’t be lazy but be extra good to yourself. Tomorrow will be brighter.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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