Cat’s Morning Bits for January 4, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 4, 2022

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and Welcome to the New Year! 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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January Quotes

“Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.”

  • Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

gardendigest.com

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January Events

Jan 1, 2022, Happy New Year!

Jan 2 New Moon at 10:33 am PST/ 11:33 am MST /1:33 pm EST

Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 14 Mercury goes Retrograde until February 3

Jan 17 Full Wolf Moon at 3:48 pm  PST /4:48 pm MST/6:48 pm EST

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Feb 1 Lunar new Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spirit Library: Assimilate & Adjust
Kate Spreckley


We begin the first week of 2022 with the energy of a New Moon which heralds the start of a new cycle in our journey of awakening, healing, and growth. January is always a month where we are offered the space needed to acclimatize to the energy of a new year. As such, we are gifted this time to gain insight, clarity and to observe the space we are entering into.

Read more….

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January Witchcraft || Online Witch’s Almanac || Monthly Magic for 2022

The month of January in this my witchcraft almanac series, the first for 2022. Although I have done a previous almanac for the month of January, this one does focus on some different aspects of witchcraft, and offers a couple of spells that will help you through the month.

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Spiritual Unite: 13 GECKO DREAM MEANING: SYMBOLISM

There is no one set meaning, but geckos generally represent something hard to reach and capture.

Gecko dreams can also symbolize an aspect of yourself that you don’t want to face or confront, such as fear or shyness

Read more….

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Daily OM

January 4, 2022

In Touch with True Emotions
Gut Response

Our bellies can be wonderful monitors of our emotional health, and the truth can always be found there.

So often, emotions that we long to express get stored in our bodies instead. T

Read more….

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MBG: Vedic Astrology Yearly Forecast For 2022: Thoughts Create Reality

As we enter 2022, picture this: A village girl approaches a well. She’s carrying a water pot, which she swings on her hip like an infant. A long walk from home, she’s eager to fetch water and finish her household work.

Read more….

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ISIS Goddess Protector Of Kings, Queen Of Heaven & Divine Motherhood | Egyptian Mythology Explained

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Pioneer Thinking: Ginger and Turmeric Hot Cider

Warm apple cider is the perfect winter comfort drink. This special version combines two potent spices, ginger and turmeric for a unique flavor and nutrition profile.

Read more……..

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Elephant Journal: 4 Essential Traits of Quality Friendships.

Friendship is hard to explain, and it’s not something that can be inherited or learned.
However, if we don’t get to experience real reciprocal friendship with another being, then we are missing out on one of the most underrated parts of human life.

Read more….

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Treehugger: What to See in the Night Sky for January 2022
A dark sky meteor shower, Mercury rising, and a full ‘wolf moon’ kick off the new year.

A very happy New Year and welcome to 2022! January is typically pretty light on exciting night sky reasons to get outside—and for those of us in parts of the Northern Hemisphere under a deep freeze, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Finding Cernunnos
REV. JEAN (DRUM) PAGANO

Finding Cernunnos is one of those classic Celtic undertakings. The destination is uncertain and the journey is through a number of passageways which may lead to wonderous discoveries.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Scottish tribal pipes & drums band Clanadonia playing “Ya Bassa” during St Andrew’s Day event 2019

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Inner Journey:

GETTING DOWN TO ESSENTIALS

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

Do you feel a desire to simplify your life?

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what the difference between us is?

Me neither.

So, if it were me living your life, I’d think of this often.

Yourself,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 15 Cottagecore Recipes for Peak Coziness This Winter

If you’ve spent time on social media in the past two years, you’ve probably encountered the term “cottagecore.” It’s used to describe the aesthetic and lifestyle associated with old-fashioned cottages and country living — in simpler terms, a revival of rustic, rural ways

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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
January 4, 2022

Creation
“Musical comedies aren’t written, they are re-written.”

-Stephen Sondheim


Many creative endeavors take sweat. It’s a lot of work to get them to the point where we really feel that they are as good as they can be, the best that we can make them. The joy is in the process of creating. And when we feel we have reached completion, and created something that we can be proud of, the feeling is amazing.

-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 November 10, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 10, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“The white sun
like a moth
on a string
circles the southpole.”

  • A. R. Ammons, Late November

gardendigest.com

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 4 New Moon at 2:14 pm PST/ 3:14 pm MST/ 5:14 pm EST/

Nov 7 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 19 Full Beaver Moon at 12:57 am PST/ 1:57 am MST/ 3:57 am EST/

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

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Spirit Library: A New Season Awaits
Kate Spreckley


The transformative energies we have been working with are reaching a peak and as we draw closer to the 11:11 portal our process of awakening and healing is being accelerated.

Read more….

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Green Witch Tips and Tricks | All about being a green witch for beginners

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF LEMONS IN A DREAM
The lemon is an important spiritual symbol in a dream. It is often associated with the element of water, but it also relates to cleansing and purification.

There are various ways that lemon can be interpreted in the dream state.

Read more….

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Spirituality & Health: Nourishing and Nurturing Yourself in November

BY CELIA ALARIO

What are the nuanced differences between “nourish” and “nurture,” and what does it mean to nourish and nurture ourselves as catalysts of change?

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams: Wolf Dream Meaning
Dreams about wolves can symbolize your sense of community, leadership, or strength. Learn more what it means to see wolves in a dream.

Read more….

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MBG: Real Talk: What Causes People To Have Weird Dreams? An Expert Weighs In

Have you ever woken up from a dream and asked yourself, “Where did that come from?” From dreaming about being naked, to dreaming of snakes or spiders, there’s truly no shortage of bizarre scenarios our brains can come up with while we’re asleep. And sometimes (like, right now) it seems like everyone is going through an especially weird dream phase at the same time.

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets: Loki – God of Norse Mythology
Loki is the god of mischief in Norse mythology. He is the son of giants Fárbauti and Laufey and has two brothers, Helblindi and Býleistr, about whom little is known. Despite his origins, he was welcomed into the Æsir (gods of the principle pantheon) and mixed freely with the gods.

historylists.org

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Today’s DIY: Norse Pagan Crafting: Stone Carving

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Daily Tarot Girl: Life Purpose Tarot Card Spread

Life purpose is something that many people want more insight into. We all wonder from time to time why we are here, what we are supposed to be doing and if we are in the right job, city or relationship. We all come to Earth with a mission, but forget what that mission is once we incarnate into a physical body.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 11 Vibrant Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

Is there anything better than watching cheerful hummingbirds flitter around? It’s easy to attract these magical birds to your garden with a few well-selected flowers.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, Saturn, Jupiter November 9, 10 and 11

Jupiter is the second-brightest starlike object in the November evening sky (only Venus appears as a brighter “star”). Jupiter is still near Saturn in the sky, nearly a year after their late 2020 great conjunction. Watch for Jupiter and Saturn near the moon on November 9, 10 and 11, 2021

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Hoodoo How We Do: Underwear Spells
LILITH DORSEY

Underwear spells… yes, you read that right, this post is about spells using underwear and other items of clothing. In lots of ways Hoodoo and Conjure workings are about…

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Mordred’s Lullaby

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Inner Journey: WHAT DEPLETES YOUR SOUL?

“Certain activities, attitudes, foods, and persons support the cultivation of an unconscious life. They draw us away from our center. They throw us off- balance. They deplete the soul.”
— Patricia Lynn Reilly

Some activities we think are restful are, in fact, draining. Set an intention to really become aware of how you feel after you’ve engaged in different activities. Solitude and awareness help us make better choices for ourselves.

“Enlightenment is not about imagining figures of light but of making the darkness conscious.”
— C.G. Jung

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Something wonderful is happening.

For you.

Right now.

From me,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pumpkin Seed-Crusted Pork Tenderloin Roast

I’m sharing not only what I think is the perfect fall roast, but two key culinary skills-how to properly cook lean meat and how to make a fast, easy, and delicious pan sauce.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

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

Element: Air


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

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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

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Daily Wisdom
November 10, 2021

Expectations
“When nobody around you seems to measure up, it’s time to check your yardstick.”

-Bill Lemley


Too often we have expectations of people that they just can’t live up to. Where did these expectations come from? We need to remember that we’re all doing the best that we can at any given moment in time. Rather than impose our own expectations on someone else, we can instead choose to be loving and accepting and see how it all works out cooperatively.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

Be thoughtful and leave more room and time to gain a little fresh wisdom. Be observant, too, and look beyond those things that are being put under your nose. You don’t have to share your impressions and discoveries unless you think it’s wise. This doesn’t make you hesitant, doubtful, or skeptical. It makes you better able to see solutions and to avoid repeat mistakes.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 9, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 9, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“first snow
house sparrows
darken the hedgerow”

  • Ellen Compton

gardendigest.com

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 4 New Moon at 2:14 pm PST/ 3:14 pm MST/ 5:14 pm EST/

Nov 7 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 19 Full Beaver Moon at 12:57 am PST/ 1:57 am MST/ 3:57 am EST/

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

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Spirit Library: Self-Care is a Priority
Kate Spreckley

With the start of this week, the incoming energies are preparing us for the upcoming 11:11 portal which opens on Thursday. The 11:11 code is the seed of all creation, and during this November this code will vibrate within us to create a realignment and a reset within our emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual aspects.

Read more….

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Practice witchcraft on budget

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Spirituality & Health: Embracing Earth Medicine With Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz

BY STEPHEN KIESLING
As a teenager, she realized that her ancestral foods were medicine. Now a chef and curandera, Cocotzin Ruiz shares a lifetime of personal remedies and body care recipes.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Chrysanthemum Folklore & Magic

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, the chrysanthemum is a popular fall flower,

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Journey Into Dreams: Visitation Dreams: Dreaming of Someone You Know Who Has Died
Visitation dreams, or dreaming of communicating with the dead, can bring many messages of love, reassurance, and more.

Read more….

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MBG: The Top 3 Barriers To Lucid Dreaming + How To Overcome Them

Regular dreams are dreams in which you have no idea you are dreaming. It’s only when you wake up in the morning that you realize that you were, in fact, in a dream. In stark contrast, lucid dreams are dreams in which you are actively aware that you are dreaming while you are actually in the dream!

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Herbal Fact Sheet: Elderberry

Information about elderberry the ‘medicine chest of the country people’

The Elderberry is a shrub, or sometimes a small tree, which was previously thought to have belonged to the honeysuckle family but has now been classified as a member of the Adoxaceae family. It is native to both, but more common in the North Hemisphere.

Read more….

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November Plan With Me – Autumn-themed Stickers, planning Thanksgiving and Travel – Magical Crafting

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Treehugger: Why I Use Comfrey in My Forest Garden
And how I increase my stock of it on an annual basis.

Comfrey has almost become a cliché in permaculture circles. Many sustainable gardeners in temperate climates will already be familiar with this plant.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, Saturn, Jupiter November 9, 10 and 11, 2021

Jupiter is the 2nd-brightest starlike object in the November evening sky (only Venus appears as a brighter “star”). Jupiter is still near Saturn in the sky, nearly a year after their late 2020 great conjunction. Watch for Jupiter and Saturn near the moon on November 9, 10 and 11, 2021

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: 9 Things My Ancestors Tell Me
JOHN BECKETT

I came into October like I do every October: wanting to write something seasonal for Samhain but having no idea what that might be. This year, just from the flow of conversation on the Pagan internet,

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Pagan Playlist: Munknörr – The Calling (Official Video)

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Inner Journey:

PURPOSE BRINGS JOY

“Our purpose is hidden in our joy, our inspiration, our excitement. As we act on what shows up in our life our purpose shows up.”
— James King

For many of us, our joy is truly activated when we get a bigger picture of who we are and why we are here.

Most of us need to enlarge our self-concept. We may see ourselves as a bag of bones but, in truth, we are eternal, multi-faceted and multi-dimensional spiritual beings having a human experience. It’s time to think of ourselves as much larger and grander than just a physical and emotional being confined in a body.

“There is no more important step you can take than to define your life’s purpose. It develops your sense of belonging to our universe.”
— Arnold Patent

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

As of today, you’re now wiser than you’ve ever been, younger than you’ll ever be, and less likely to wish without taking action, to pray without having faith, or to hope without remembering the magic.

See me rollin’ –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 15 Cranberry Cakes Bursting With Holiday Flavor

No holiday gathering is complete without a cranberry dessert, and while cranberry sauce is tradition, cake is more fun. You’ll find no canned cranberry sauce or dried cranberries here, just fresh cranberry desserts bursting with sweet/tart flavor

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
November 9, 2021

Expectations
“Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you’re a vegetarian.”

-Dennis Wholey


Remember Doris Day singing: “Que sera sera, whatever will be, will be”? That’s a song about no expectations. No expectations means no attachment to outcome, and that means that we can be content no matter what happens because we know that there’s a reason, or a higher purpose, behind divine organization and we can accept that.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

Take everything and everyone a little bit more seriously today, without getting grim about it. People may bring you requests or problems that they think are shaking up their world, and you should offer at least a token respect for their worries and needs. None of this puts any pressure on you, unless you get emotionally involved. Remember, you have neither the power nor responsibility to fix it all.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 8, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 8, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves
with each step I made. The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed,
are as crisp as autumn air.”

  • Eric Sloane

gardendigest.com

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 4 New Moon at 2:14 pm PST/ 3:14 pm MST/ 5:14 pm EST/

Nov 7 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 19 Full Beaver Moon at 12:57 am PST/ 1:57 am MST/ 3:57 am EST/

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

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Spirit Library: Something Magical is Birthing
Kate Spreckley


November will be a month where we are forced to free ourselves from the past and that which limits the authentic expression of our soul in the world. Death and rebirth are the prevailing themes and as such bring a depth and an intensity to this time.

Read more….

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Working with energies | Discover your secret witch power

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Spiritual Unite: REPEATING NUMBERS 1111 – ARE YOU STUCK IN OLD PATTERNS?
Numerology is the study of number patterns that present themselves to us.

They appear in a few different ways, including in destiny numbers and birth numbers, but the most important one is through synchronicity.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Using Magical Poppets and Dolls

The magical poppet is one of the most commonly used implements in sympathetic magic, which follows along on the theory that “like creates like.” Although TV shows and movies typically show poppets as the stereotypical “voodoo doll,” poppets have been around for a long time, and used in a number of different cultures and religious belief system

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Journey Into Dreams: Alien or UFO Dream Meaning
Did you dream of an alien or ufo? Learn what dreaming about aliens might mean as a dream symbol – or how to know whether an alien is trying to communicate with you

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MBG: This Is A Magical Week To Press Pause & Rest, According To Astrologers

This week opens with an invitation to pause and take stock of your life and ends with a little magic in the air. Here’s your horoscope from The AstroTwins.

If it feels like you have one foot on the accelerator and the other on the brake, you can blame it on Wednesday’s tense clash between restless Mars in Scorpio and rigid Saturn in Aquarius.

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets: Magickal Names From Stones

Garnet: (deep blood red)

This is a good name for a red headed witch or if the element of fire plays an important part in your life. This name brings courage and independence. It also helps people to voice their opinions and draws people to you.

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Today’s DIY: How to Craft a Home Protection Spell Candle

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Elephant Journal: What “Shadow Work” is & and How to Get Started.

Shadow work, the subconscious, the unconscious, lifting the veil.
These are all terms used to describe what lies beneath the surface of our outer self, our representative, the parts we show to the world.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Explore Everglades National Park, One of the Most Resilient Ecosystems on Earth

Everglades National Park covers over 1.5 million acres of wetlands in South Florida, providing significant habitats for some of the state’s most elusive and endangered species, like the West Indian manatee, the American crocodile, and the Florida panther.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon and Venus November 6, 7 and 8

Fresh from its greatest elongation (greatest distance from the sun on our sky’s dome) on October 29, Venus is easily seen from across Earth throughout November, 2021.

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Patheos-Pagan: Some are Called, Some are Claimed, and Some Delude Themselves
JOHN BECKETT

The religion I practice is a form of oracular, ecstatic polytheism. That means that I acknowledge the reality and the divinity of many Gods, I worship and work with some of Them, and I experience Them myself.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Kalevala – Nagryanuli ( Нагрянули

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Inner Journey:

FEELING SAFE

“Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are — chaff and grain together — certain thata faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away….”
— Dinah Craik

We cherish our best friends and our special communities because we feel safe to be vulnerable when we’re in their embrace. And yet I have discovered that as long as I identify with my self-image, with my ego, there’s no safety possible anywhere. When theego is on watch, even a dear friend’s truth may trigger reactions like anxiety, self-criticism and fear.

The only true safety exists in living the truth of our soul, our essence.

“Open your body and your mind to the subtler levels of experience, letting go of your attempt to control, to be right, not worrying about appearances, not trying to be safe.”
— Stephen Levine

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The experiment has been a success.

You can now tell everyone you’re a SUPERCOOLHAPPYLOVETHING to whom no limits apply.

Double-plus-good,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chile-Garlic Shrimp

This is one of my favorite recipes that can be made as an appetizer of a main course. My wife and I have been making these delicious shrimp for a few years now and the entire family loves it.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise

Element: Water


Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Star Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
November 8, 2021

Expectations
“Because you’re not what I would have you to be, I blind myself to who, in truth, you are.”

-Madeline L’Engle


When I was 16 I took my first “self-help” class, and I still remember the lessons I learned there. One of the big ones was: “Unfulfilled expectations cause upset.” Expectations give us some pre-set notion of what we think “should” be. When we come in to a situation without expectations, we’re much more open and willing to accept, and even enjoy, what is taking place.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 4, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 4, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“November always seemed to me the Norway of the year.”

  • Emily Dickinson

gardendigest.com

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 4 New Moon at 2:14 pm PST/ 3:14 pm MST/ 5:14 pm EST/

Nov 7 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 19 Full Beaver Moon at 12:57 am PST/ 1:57 am MST/ 3:57 am EST/

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

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Spirit Library: Internal Space of Reflection
Kate Spreckley

The month of November brings an element of contemplation as we are encouraged to continue to let go and surrender into change. The awareness we have gained thus far has brought a deeper understanding of our personal responsibility and the constructive actions needed to build a new foundation for our lives

Read more….

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How to Make A Travel Altar – Magical Crafting: Witchcraft, Wicca, Pagan

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Simple Practices for Reconnecting with Earth
by Robin Rose Bennett
Excerpt from Healing Magic

Go outside and simply be. Sit, stand, or lie with no goal or plan.

The simplest practice of all can be the most challenging for our busy, goal-oriented selves. Try it. Be still and know the earth.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Gods and Goddesses of Healing

In many magical traditions, healing rituals are performed in tandem with a petition to the god or goddess of the pantheon who is representative of healing and wellness. If you or a loved one is ill or off-kilter, whether emotionally or physically or spiritually, you may want to investigate this list of deities.

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams:TIGER SYMBOLISM DREAM MEANING AND SPIRIT ANIMAL

What does it mean to dream of a tiger? If you are wondering about the symbolism of the tiger as a dream meaning or spirit animal, learning about what the tiger means as a symbol can be very helpful for you in your life!

Read more….

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MBG: What To Know If You Pulled The King Of Cups In A Tarot Reading

Traditional tarot decks include 78 unique cards, some very auspicious, and others not so much. In the case of the King of Cups, you’re in luck, as it’s typically considered a positive card to pull in a reading. Here’s what this card is all about, from general themes, to love, career, and more.

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets: Ritual Tools

Cup

The cup is simply put “a cauldron on a stem”. It is used to hold water or a ritual beverage. Your cup can be made of any material. I made mine at one of those paint and bake ceramic places! It is associated with Water, Fertility and the Goddess.

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Spirituality & Health: 20 Autumn Affirmations to Embrace Shorter, Darker Days

For many, fall is a transition into hibernated versions of ourselves.

It can happen in a blink of an eye: bright balmy days turn quickly into shorter, much darker days and nights, reminding us that nothing lasts forever. The changing of the seasons is upon us, and for many, this is a transition into hibernated versions of ourselves.

Read more……

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Elephant Journal: Scorpio Super New Moon: Awaken your Power to be Free & Authentic. {November 4}

Scorpio season is upon us, and with it has come the intensity of transformation, of going deep beneath the surface of reality and into the truth of who you are.

Read more….

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Treehugger: African Animals Pose, Battle, and Shine in Photo Contest
Inaugural competition highlights charging rhinos and photogenic wildebeest.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Uranus at opposition November 4

Our planet Earth swings in between the sun and Uranus on November 4-5, 2021, placing us squarely in the middle of the best time of year to see this outer planet. Why? Because in early November 2021, Uranus is opposite the sun in our sky. It rises in the east as the sun sets in the west. Astronomers say that Uranus reaches its yearly opposition.

Read more….

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Patheos Pagan: Truth Be Told: Keeping the Good, Bad, and Ugly in Divination
THUMPER FORGE

I was going back over all the stuff I’ve written for this blog so far, and I noticed that I’ve brought up geomancy several times, but I’ve never really explained what it is. So let’s fix that.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Freedom

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Inner Journey:

KNOW YOURSELF THROUGH JOURNALING

“The blank page gives us the right to dream.”
— Baston Bachelard

Journaling takes us on adventures of self-discovery that explore two different directions:

  • DEEPER into the realms of the subconscious where we can clean house of personal problems, pains, patterns, and reactions; and,
  • HIGHER into the realms of our potential, where we can connect with intuition and higher guidance and uncover our essence and purpose.

“Life is a narrative that you have a hand in writing.”
— Henriette Anne Klauser

“I want you to get excited about who you are, what you are, what you have, and what can still be for you. I want to inspire you to see that you can go far beyond where you are right now.”
— Virginia Satir

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living them at once, to any degree you possibly can.

I love secrets,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Golden Sweet Cornbread

If you like sweet cornbread, this is the recipe for you! My mom made this for me as a child, and now it’s my family’s favorite.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
November 4, 2021

Security
“Your real security is yourself. You know you can do it, and they can’t ever take that away from you.”

-Mae West


There is security in confidence. There is security in knowing yourself, and knowing who you are and what you are capable of. This is an intangible that is more valuable than anything you can put a price tag on.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

This is one of those days when everything is up in the air and you doubt that you could do much even if you tried. Nonetheless, things can go well when some unexpected good luck comes your way. Your carefree attitude can attract some unexpected help to keep you going and to make things interesting if not fun. Uncertainty can be inspiring in its own way.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 3, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 3, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“I saw the lovely arch
Of rainbow span the sky,
The gold sun burning
As the rain swept by.”

  • Elizabeth Coatsworth, November

gardendigest.com

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 4 New Moon at 2:14 pm PST/ 3:14 pm MST/ 5:14 pm EST/

Nov 7 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 19 Full Beaver Moon at 12:57 am PST/ 1:57 am MST/ 3:57 am EST/

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

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Spirit Library: Inner Balance & Harmony is Key ( a message from Kate Spreckley)

Collectively and individually, we are moving from one state of consciousness and into another. A consciousness that is unknown and unmapped. A consciousness where all potential and possibility exists. As humans we have not walked this path before and as a result, this time can feel confusing and chaotic making it difficult to see the wood from the trees.

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Road Opener Oil Recipe – New Opportunities – Prosperity Spell Oil – Witchcraft – Magical Crafting

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Spiritual Unite: WHICH SOUL ARE YOU? LIGHTWORKER, STARSEED, EMPATH, OR INDIGO
There are many different types of souls in the universe.

Lightworkers, starseeds, empaths, and indigos each have their own unique traits that make them who they are.

Read more….

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Daily Tarot Girl: Tarot Card Spreads
Tarot card spreads are a fun way to interact with your cards, particularly if you are wanting insight into a specific area of your life like career, love, money, etc. Of course, you can always create your own tarot card layouts, but the free tarot card spreads provided here will get you off to a good start!

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams: Stairs and Staircases Dream Meaning
If you’ve ever had a dream about stairs or saw a staircase in your dreams, this post will help you understand the meaning of stairs in dreams.

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MBG: How To Use 2021’s Only Scorpio New Moon To Your Advantage

Ready for an extreme makeover? Or a notable shift? The 2021 Scorpio new moon gets the ball rolling.

In secretive Scorpio, change is as much an “inside job” as it is an outer transformation.

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets

What are the magickal properties of acorns and oak?
The magickal properties of oak and acorns include protection, abundance, healing and fertility among others. If you want to learn more about the magick of plants and herbs, check out this hand-illustrated plant grimoire we’ve created!

Read more……

wiccanow.com

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Elephant Journal: 5 Traits of Witchy Writers

Two major holidays approach for witchy writers: Samhain and NaNoWriMo.
Samhain is one of the most important times of the year for witches, magical practitioners, and spiritual folk and it is when the veil between worlds is at its thinnest.

Read more….

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Treehugger: What to See in the Night Sky for November 2021
From dueling meteor showers to a blood-red full moon, these cooler evenings are hot with celestial events.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Ceres at opposition in November

Ceres was the first asteroid discovered, in 1801. The International Astronomical Union reclassified it and Pluto as dwarf planets in 2006. Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. It’s the only world in the asteroid belt with enough mass

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Patheos-Pagan: I Had to Postpone a Ritual and I’m Still Alive
JOHN BECKETT

I had to postpone a ritual I had planned for Samhain. It’s a solitary ritual: a ritual that’s part magical working, part spiritual; development, part ecstatic experience.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Relaxing Celtic Music – Forest Sanctum

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Inner Journey: EMBRACE YOUR LIFE

“If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life, as in hoping for another life, and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.”
— Albert Camus

Have you taken ownership of your life?

When we own our lives, we accept what we’ve inherited and the experiences we hold in our memories. We also lay claim to our right to create new conditions if we’re not happy with what’s come before. We assume responsibility for changing what does not suit us. We acknowledge our own special talents and skills, and truly comprehend our right to enjoy the journey. In short, we embrace the meaning and purpose, the mystery and the beauty of our lives.

“Recognize that life is what you get when you’re born … living is what you do with it.”
— Jim Allen

“It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.”
— Diane Ackerman

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

When you can be happy “without,” it gets easier to bring it about.

Care less,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chile-Garlic Shrimp

This is one of my favorite recipes that can be made as an appetizer of a main course. My wife and I have been making these delicious shrimp for a few years now and the entire family loves it.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

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

Element: Air


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

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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

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Daily Wisdom
November 3, 2021

Security
“Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.”

-Anne Morrow Lindbergh


Security could be said to be peace of mind. It’s that feeling of being safe. When we know that no matter what happens on the outside, big or small, minor or major, we’re always fine, we’re always whole, then we have peace of mind – we have security.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Clear up a misunderstanding and free up some time and space to begin something you’ve been wanting to do but felt beyond your means. You might also come to an understanding with someone who has been an obstacle for you, whether because of pride, some power struggle, or other kind of competition or misconstrued sense of prestige or self-importance. Today, you are the equal of anyone. Be gracious.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 2, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 2, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“So dull and dark are the November days.
The lazy mist high up the evening curled,
And now the morn quite hides in smoke and haze;
The place we occupy seems all the world.”

  • John Clare, November

gardendigest.com

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 4 New Moon at 2:14 pm PST/ 3:14 pm MST/ 5:14 pm EST/

Nov 7 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 19 Full Beaver Moon at 12:57 am PST/ 1:57 am MST/ 3:57 am EST/

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

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Spirit Library: Consider, Focus & Ground
Kate Spreckley

October was a month of deep internal shifts which prepared us for the transformative power of November. The shifts we experienced brought greater inner expansion and the awareness needed to really master our reality.

Read more….

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Chaotic Witch Aunt: Tools of Witchcraft

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Petal Republic: November Birth Flower: The Beautiful Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemum, otherwise known as mums, is one of the two official November birth flowers. Not only is it a staple ornamental plant in fall gardens, but it also is one of the most popular cut flowers worldwide. Thanks to their cheerful and beautiful blooms that come in a wide range of colors, sizes, and shapes.

Read more….

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Peace & Tarot:Top 5 Obscure Forms Of Divination

Divination is the wanting to seek out information and knowledge by using supernatural, occult or ritualistic means. People have been using various methods of divination since as early as 1300 BCE.

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams: Road Dream Symbol Meaning
We often see roads in our dreams, and the experiences you have in dreams about a road can have a lot of meaning in your life. Understanding what this dream means can help you with your path in life.

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MBG: This Stovetop Potpourri Will Fill Your Home With Fall’s Best Scents

Who doesn’t love the smells of fall? It’s warming while somehow crisp, with a hint of spice—and that’s exactly what you’ll get with this stovetop potpourri recipe from spice expert Kanchan Koya, Ph.D. If you want your home to smell like you’re inside a chai latte (yum), here’s how to make it.

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Aunty Flo: Flicker Spiritual Meaning

In animal symbolism, what message does a least or nearly negligible specie of bird tries to tell you when they visits your thoughts?

Are you among those who do not give significance on the animal images for real or in dreams that comes into your mind? Let’s look into this creature and see what is stored for those believing in flicker animal totem.

Read more…..

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Elephant Journal: What we can Learn from the Seasons—& How we can use them to Transform.

As I looked out at the vibrant leaves hanging from the trees, I reflected upon the beauty of autumn.
The native New Englander within me may be biased, but there is nothing better than fall in the northeast.

Read more….

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Treehugger: A Guide to Understanding the Misunderstood Pigeon
Author says the city birds are ‘surprisingly charming and interesting.’

Hummingbirds and cardinals get all the love. But few people get starry-eyed over pigeons.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: See the Summer Triangle in northern autumn

The Summer Triangle and its 3 stars
The Summer Triangle is the signature star formation in the Northern Hemisphere’s summer sky. But as the September equinox comes and goes – and as first weeks of autumn begin to slide by – you’ll still notice this famous asterism. Look for the Summer Triangle after dark in early November.

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Patheos-Pagan: When’s the Last Time You Looked at Your Daily Practice(s)?
IRISANYA MOON

With Samhain season coming to a close for another year, I start to look ahead at what’s to come and that means reviewing my daily practices.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Wild Mountain Thyme

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Inner Journey:

CONNECT WITH THE LIFE FORCE

“The spirit down here in man and the spirit up there in the sun, in reality are only one spirit, and there is no other one.”
— The Upanishads

We regard our lives as made up of an infinite number of separate bits and pieces. That is how our senses perceive our universe.

But science has now affirmed what the sages always knew. The life force is the foundation of all, unseen and untouched though it may be. It flows through everyone and everything. It is impossible to exist separate and apart from the source of all creation.

“Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world. The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same. Every wonderful sight will vanish; every sweet word will fade, But do not be disheartened, The source they come from is eternal, growing, Branching out, giving new life and new joy. Why do you weep? The source is within you And this whole world is springing up from it.”
— Jelaluddin Rumi

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If more people knew of how admired they already are they’d be even more admirable.

In admiration,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Magical Egg Salad

Creamy egg salad with a little tang.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
November 2, 2021

Security
“Security can only be achieved through constant change, through discarding old ideas that have outlived their usefulness and adapting others to current facts.”

-William O. Douglas

There’s an old saying that nothing is permanent but change. When we are flexible and open to change, we can learn and grow through all types of changes. Change offers us newfound freedom, and when we realize that, we are secure in knowing that change is good, and good for us.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Judgement

You can get a great deal done today and strengthen some relationships by being tactfully straightforward and not adding complications to anyone’s day. With no hidden agenda or any manipulative tricks, you can win people’s cooperation and have them agree with you most of the time. Keep things simple and stick to the basics to see the best and happiest results.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 1, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 1, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls & Welcome To a New Month! 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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November Quotes

“November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.

With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring.”

  • Elizabeth Coatsworth

gardendigest.com

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 4 New Moon at 2:14 pm PST/ 3:14 pm MST/ 5:14 pm EST/

Nov 7 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 19 Full Beaver Moon at 12:57 am PST/ 1:57 am MST/ 3:57 am EST/

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

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November Correspondences   
Nature Spirits:Subterranean Faeries
Herbs:Grains of Paradise; Verbena; Betony; Borage; Cinquefoil & Blessed Thistle
Colours:Grey & Sea-Green
Flowers:Blooming Cacti & Chrysanthemum
Scents:Cedar; Cherry Blossoms; Hyacinth; Narcissus; Peppermint & Lemon
Stones:Topaz & Lapis Lazuli
Trees: Alder & Cypress
Animals:Unicorn; Scorpion; Crocodile & Jackal
Birds: Owl Goose & Sparrow
Deities:Kali; Black Isis; Nicnevin; Hecate; Bast; Osiris; Sarasvati; Lakshmi; Skadi & Mawu
Power Flow:Transformation; Strengthen communication with your deity
originally found at mystiksangelsrealm

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Historic Harvest Soup with Pumpkin Bowl

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Spiritual Unite: DOUBLE SHOOTING STAR MEANING – PAY ATTENTION
The night sky has fascinated humanity since we first stood on two feet and looked upwards. One of the most compelling sights in the cosmos is the shooting star.

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ThoughtCo: Flying Ointment

As you read more and more about historical witchcraft, and in particular the European witch hunts, you’ll see references to something called flying ointment. Let’s take a look at what this is, and its history and use throughout the centuries.

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Journey Into Dreams: Quilt Symbolism and Dream Meaning
A quilt symbolizes the connection between our past memories and the present moment. Quilts in dreams represent warmth, family, and creativity.

Read more….

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MBG: This Is The Week For A Relationship Talk (Before It’s Too Late), Astrologers Say

Change is rarely easy, even when it’s necessary. That’s the moral of the story this week, as a new moon and Mercury transit shake up horoscopes everywhere:

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Daily Magick Snippets:

“The name ‘November’ is believed to derive from ‘novem’ which is the Latin for the number ‘nine’. In the ancient
Roman calendar November was the ninth month after March. As part of the seasonal calendar November is the
time of the ‘Snow Moon’ according to Pagan beliefs and the period described as the ‘Moon of the Falling Leaves’
by Black Elk.”

  • Mystical WWW
  • gardendigest.com

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Monsters of the Sea

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Elephant Journal: Scorpio New Moon: 5 Questions to help us Maximize the Energy to be Devotional vs. Emotional. {November 2021}

On November 4 at 4:14 CST p.m., the new moon of November arrives.
It graces us with a more serious, energetic tone that will nudge us to get clear, focus, make our decisions confidently, and stick to them.

This new moon falls in the zodiac sign of Scorpio, which may highlight intense emotions, and there may be a nudge to deep dive into our feelings

Read more….

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Treehugger: Giant Pandas Are Better at Camouflage Than You Might Think
Their iconic markings help them disappear into their surroundings.

At first glance, it seems like giant pandas might not be the best at hide and seek.

With their stark black and white coats, they would appear to have a hard time blending into so many environments.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon and Mercury November 1, 2 and 3 before sunup

Moon and Mercury: beauties!
Mercury, the smallest planet and innermost to the sun, is now wrapping up a string of morning appearances that began in mid-October. Early risers can still spot it above the sunrise point in late October and during the first few days of November. At that time of the morning,

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Patheos-Pagan: The three aspects of Samhain – honoring our ancestors, the last harvest…
ANN TRIP

Samhain the time when the veil between the worlds is the thinnest, we can connect with our ancestors.

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Pagan Playlist: Song of the Witches

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Inner Journey: LAUGH!

“We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we’re happy because we laugh.”
— William James

Why laugh?

Laughter nourishes the soul and triggers joy. It’s a natural stress reliever. It stimulates the immune system and increases oxygen, stamina and our breathing capacity. Medical literature is full of reasons to laugh for the health of it.

Don’t rely upon your funny friends, favorite sit-com or jokes to tickle your funny bone — just laugh for the joy of it!

“Laughter is like the human body wagging its tail.”
— Anne Wilson Schaef

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The odd thing about the often long and lonely path of life is that when you get to the end of it and look back, you’ll find that it was neither of these.

Swoosh,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pumpkin Brownies

A twist on a classic brownie recipe–perfect for fall! Rich chocolate flavors are nicely complemented by pumpkin and spices.

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November Birthstone: Citrine

Birthstone Color: Yellow Gold

November’s gemstone, Citrine, is as warm as a Van Gogh painting of sunflowers. The name Citrine comes from an old French word, “citrin”, meaning lemon. One of the more rare forms of quartz, this gemstone ranges in color from the palest yellow to a dark amber named Madeira because of its resemblance to the red wine.

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Daily Wisdom
November 1, 2021

Security
“Our greatest illusion is reliance upon the security and permanence of material possessions. We must search for some other coin.”

-John Cudahy


What is secure anyway? And why do we so desperately rely upon it? Anything we can see or touch is impermanent. “Things” come and go. A new car depreciates the minute we drive it off the lot. A gemstone is only worth what someone will pay for it, and prices change all the time. The only permanence, the only unchangeable, is spirit. We can find our security in our faith

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

Despite any confusion of the day, you’ll be the calm and serene center of any activities. Your calmness will be contagious, too, so look forward to being surrounded by people who want to cooperate with you and be helpful before being directly asked. Take your calm state of mind into the evening, rest well, and see how much you can take with you into tomorrow.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 29, 2021 “Samhain Edition”

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 29, 2021 “Samhain Edition”

Samhain Blessings Beautiful Souls! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with these “Sabbat Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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October Quotes

“I will dance
The dance of dying days
And sleeping life.

I will dance
In cold, dead leaves
A bending, whirling human flame.

I will dance
As the Horned God rides
Across the skies.

I will dance
To the music of His hounds
Running, baying in chorus.

I will dance
With the ghosts of those
Gone before.

I will dance
Between the sleep of life
And the dream of death.

I will dance
On Samhain’s dusky eye,
I will dance.”

  • Karen Bergquist, An Autumn Chant

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

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

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

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

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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PaganLibrary: Samhain
Kenny Klein


Red leaves are carried in the salt west wind
And turn to brown on dry soil.
The sun is bright still, but not warm
On the last rich gold of scattered fall.
The great wheel turns, another year
Old, bright gold with death.
Bare branches now, the Old Lord’s limbs,
Chill wind the Old Lord’s breath.

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Celebrate Samhain with me | Folk Witchcraft | Ancestor Ritual | Witch vlog

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Exemplore: Seven Crystals for Samhain (Claire)

Samhain is one of the major festivals on the pagan wheel of the year. It is the time of the third and final harvest and the end of the cycle of birth, life, and growth. Samhain is the beginning of a time of quiet and stillness and is celebrated by many witches and pagans as the start of a new year.

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ThoughtCo: Sacred Plants of the Samhain Sabbat

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

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Journey Into Dreams: Ghost Dream Symbol and Meaning
Dreaming of a ghost usually symbolizes being haunted by something in the past or that old memories are being brought up again by recent events. Common Ghost Dream Meanings:

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3 Pagans And a Cat: Samhain Celebration: Review. Release. Renewal.

For Witches, the month of October is the Season of the Witch. a time when we celebrate the Craft, experience the thinning of the veil and enjoy the delights of Autumn.

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“Tonight as the barrier between the two realms grows thin,
Spirits walk amongst us, once again.
They be family, friends and foes,
Pets and wildlife, fishes and crows.
But be we still mindful of the Wee Folke at play,
Elves, fey, brownies, and sidhe.

Some to trick, some to treat,
Some to purposely misguide our feet.
Stay we on the paths we know
As planting sacred apples we go.

This Feast I shall leave on my doorstep all night.
In my window one candle shall burn bright,
To help my loved ones find their way
As they travel this eve, and this night, until day.
Bless my offering, both Lady and Lord
Of breads and fruits, greens and gourd.”

  • Akasha, Samhain Ritual
  • gardendigest.com

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A Simple Samhain Ritual

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Elephant Journal: Turnips, not Pumpkins: how to revive the True Spirit of Halloween.

More this year than any other, I have seen an increase of posts regarding pumpkin picking in the United Kingdom.
They talk of family fun days in farmyards, or rain-sodden, almost barren fields with some obligatory straw thrown around to give it an “authentic” autumnal, pumpkin patch feel.

The problem is, unlike in the United States, seeing so many pumpkins in the UK is not an authentic scene.

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MULLED CIDER FOR SAMHAIN

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EarthSky News: Halloween is an astronomical holiday

Halloween is a cross-quarter day
Halloween – short for All Hallows’ Eve – is an astronomical holiday. Sure, it’s the modern-day descendant of Samhain, a sacred festival of the ancient Celts and Druids in the British Isles. But it’s also a cross-quarter day. The cross-quarter days fall more or less midway between the equinoxes (when the sun sets due west) and solstices (when the sun sets at its most northern or southern point on the horizon). Halloween – October 31 – is approximately midway between our autumn (September) equinox and winter (December) solstice.

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Patheos-Pagan: Samhain Incense and Divination by Fire by Jessica Ripley

This is a Samhain incense recipe and divination by fire ritual that you can do to get the answers you need. Make offerings to your deities, ancestors, and spirit guides before performing this ritual. and..

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Pagan Playlist: Samhain by Lisa Theil

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“As I went out walking this fall afternoon,
I heard a whisper whispering.
I heard a whisper whispering,
Upon this fine fall day…

As I went out walking this fall afternoon,
I heard a laugh a’ laughing.
I heard a laugh a’ laughing,
Upon this fine fall day…

I heard this whisper and I wondered,
I heard this laugh and then I knew.
The time is getting near my friends,
The time that I hold dear my friends,
The veil is getting thin my friends,
And strange things will pass through.”

  • The Veil is Getting Thinner
  • gardendigest.com

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Kitchen Witch Cookbook: Pumpkin Spice and Brown Sugar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds for Samhain

Samhain is, among other things, the witches new year. We look back on the previous year, let go of what no longer serves us, let go of the phases in our lives/versions of ourselves that have reached their death, and look forward to/plan for what is to come. That’s why I decided to make some roasted pumpkin seeds for the New Year aspect of Samhain

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Magical Correspondences for Samhain

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Music for Halloween – Samhain songs (mysterious, creepy, dark, spooky music)

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Samhain Ritual and Tarot Spread for Witches at Wayfinder

. What is your shadow hiding? Something to bring to life? What needs to be burned in your cauldron? What do you need to let go of? Something to celebrate. An intention you are planting for this witches’ new year. *You do not have to be of Scandinavian ethnicity for this practice to be meaningful to you.

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 28, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 28, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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October Quotes

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth
seeking the successive autumns.”

  • George Eliot

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

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

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

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

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Yield into this Moment
Kate Spreckley

This is a time of unquestionable change, transformation, and deep inner growth where we are establishing within us a profound inner strength and power. The energies are creating a vibratory dynamic that will continue to infuse our entire existence and empower us to awaken a greater feeling and sense of who we are and what we are here to do

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Goddess Energy – 8 Ways to Connect to the Divine Feminine, Painting a Goddess Card, Magical Crafting

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Pioneer Thinking: Rosemary Nail and Cuticle Balm

Rosemary has long been regarded as the preserver of youth, just by smelling the plant. Maybe this is because it is beneficial for restoring mental alertness and is known to help strengthen fragile blood vessels, improve circulation and relieve headaches that this herbaceous slightly medicinal smelling plant came to get this title

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Folklore – Halloween Superstitions and Legends

While we Pagans are celebrating Samhain on October 31 (or at the beginning of May, if you’re one of our southern hemisphere readers), for many of our friends and neighbors, this is the Halloween season. No matter what you choose to call it, or how you’re celebrating, this time of year has been a source of superstitions and folklore for a very long time

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Journey Into Dreams: Planets and Space Dream Meaning
Did you have a dream about planets? Learning the meaning of planets in our dreams can be helpful for understanding the current events happening in our life.

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Pagan Library: Halloween Chant
Anon
This chant can be outdoors around a bonfire or inside around an extra large altar candle.

Fire red, summer’s dead,
Yet shall it return.
Clear and bright in the night,
Burn, fire, burn!

Dance the ring, luck to bring,
When the year’s aturning.
Chant the rhyme at Hallowstime,
When the fire’s burning.

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Block Breaker Protection Jar | Yeyeo Botanica

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Elephant Journal: How I Use Tarot Therapy to Unlock the Subconscious Mind.

Lately, the majority of my posts have centered around the journey of my spiritual evolution.
This past week began with a nuclear blast of regression, only to bounce back and find my stride again. With that aside, I want to talk about tarot. I’ve noticed a TikTok trend for the last several months: “Your ex is coming back. They are in a karmic; they are your twin flame…blah blah blah.

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Treehugger: Former Research Chimp Celebrates a Big Birthday
Emily turns 57 at Save the Chimps sanctuary in Florida.

The oldest chimpanzee resident of Save the Chimps sanctuary is celebrating a big birthday. Emily is estimated to be turning 57 years old this month

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EarthSky News: Cassiopeia and Perseus on October evenings

If you know how to locate the easy-to-spot constellation Cassiopeia the Queen, with its distinctive M or W shape, then you’re ready to find Perseus. Perseus the Hero follows Cassiopeia across the sky as seen from the Northern Hemisphere on autumn and winter evenings. Cassiopeia and Perseus are tokens of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere

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Historic Mysteries: Stingy Jack and the History of the Jack-o’-Lantern
by Les Hewitt

The traditions of Halloween originate from a blend of Samhain, the Celtic celebration marking the end of the summer harvest, and Christian traditions honoring saints and martyrs. Trick-or-Treating and scary costumes are just two ancient traditions that have survived. Today, one of our most beloved Halloween customs is pumpkin carving. This too has been around for many centuries, except that in Ireland, they used turnips and rutabagas

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Pagan Playlist: Elven forest ( music compilation )

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Inner Journey:

DO YOU OWN YOUR LIFE?

“The meaning of life is to give life meaning.”
— Ken Hudgins

When we own our lives, we accept what we’ve inherited and the experiences we hold in our memories. We also claim our right to create new conditions if we’re not happy with what’s come before. We assume responsibility for changing what does not suit us. Weacknowledge our own special talents and skills, and truly comprehend our right to enjoy the journey. In short, we embrace the meaning and purpose, the mystery and the beauty of our lives.

Do you feel that you own your life at the moment?

“I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I’ve written for myself… and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.”
— Shirley MacLaine

“Life is too short to be little.”
— Benjamin Disraeli

“Every man dies, but not every man lives….”
— Garth Brooks

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You are not meant to bear that which you find unpleasant you are meant to change it.

Boom,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Monster Munch Halloween Popcorn Mix

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage

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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
October 28, 2021

Motivation
“I want to do it because I want to do it.”

-Amelia Earhart


Sometimes motivation cannot be explained. It simply is. Maybe it’s how we are guided in our spiritual growth. We each have our own road to travel, and we’re making decisions which way to turn all the time. We’re motivated to keep going, to see what is around that next corner.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

It may be hard to be serious and stick to those dull but crucial tasks that keep the day running smoothly. Be systematic, cheerful, and don’t let it show if you feel undervalued or underappreciated. Save your sharp wit and cleverness for another time and place. Time spent with younger people or children can lift your spirits and keep things in perspective for you.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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