Cat’s Morning Bits for September 4, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 4, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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Ah, Sun-flower, weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the Sun,
Seeking after that sweet golden clime
Where the traveller’s journey is done:
Where the Youth pined away with desire,
And the pale Virgin shrouded in snow
Arise from their graves, and aspire
Where my Sun-flower wishes to go
-William Blake (1757-1827)

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September’s Events:

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

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept 7 Labor Day

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

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

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

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

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Revealing Your True Self (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In these times of dramatic change and transformation we must be aware that despite all the disarray, confusion and chaos a profound healing is occurring in our world.

adhttps://spiritlibrary.com/spirit-pathways/revealing-your-true-self

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The old Farmer’s Almanac: A Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing and Cooking with Acorns

Have you ever wondered if the squirrels might be onto something? In fact, they are! Acorns are extremely nutritious and readily available in nature, making them a healthy addition to many recipes. Here’s how to prepare and cook acorns!

Read more…….

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Rain Country: Herbs for Teas: Harvesting and Drying

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ThoughtCo: Tortoise and Turtle Magic and Folklore

The tortoise and its smaller water-dwelling cousin, the turtle, has appeared in myth and legend for ages, in numerous cultures and societies. These relics of the prehistoric era are often found in creation stories, but can be associated with a variety of other magical and folkloric aspects. Before we get started, let’s take a quick look at the differences between the tortoise and the turtle

Read more……

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Through the Grapevine: The Green Witch’s Grimoire: Herbal Paper

Choosing the Right Paper for Your Grimoire

If you’re planning a physical grimoire, paper is something you’ll need to consider. Here are a few things to keep in mind while you’re in the designing stage of your grimoire.

If you’re planning to use a bound book, look at the paper inside it. The lighter the paper, the more difficult it will be to glue things to it (the paper will wrinkle and buckle easily)

Read more……

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Daily Good: Photographing the Hidden Story

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.

Roald Dahl

Photographing the Hidden Story

Photographer Ryan Lobo tells how conscience led him to search beneath sensational aspects of journalism for the soul of a story. From this shift he discovers, “Focus on what’s dignified, courageous, and beautiful, and it grows.” { read more }

Be The Change

See if you can tune into hidden stories within your own community.

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Yeyeo Botanica: Florida Water: Spiritual and Magical Uses | Yeyeo Botanica

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Elephant Journal: 11 Rumi Quotes for our Tired & Restless Souls.

When all else fails, Rumi.
There are few poets who have so eloquently and so powerfully captured so many different aspects of life.

When I’m down, Rumi.

When I’m scared, Rumi.

When I’m confused about love, Rumi.

Read more……..
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Treehugger: How Moonlight Affects Animals and Plants

Here on Earth, we have the moon’s gravitational pull to thank for the ocean tides, among other things. But what about moonlight?

The light reflected off the moon has an effect on life on Earth, which isn’t surprising, but not every lunar influence is heralded by a wolf’s howl.

Read more……

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EarthSky News: See moon, Mars from September 4-6

Around the world these next several evenings – September 4, 5 and 6, 2020 – watch for the waning gibbous moon and the red planet Mars to rise into your eastern sky a few to several hours after sunset. Once they’re up, these two worlds will be out for rest of the night.

Read more……

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Patheos-Pagan: Fairy Tales and Witchcraft

Fairy Tales and Witchcraft seem to hold much fascination and mystery to the seeker. Through the pages of Fairy Tales, magick springs into life. Some even believe that the Secrets from the Ancient Goddess Tradition live on in the stories themselves. If you look closely, a spell may even come to light.

Read more……

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Pagan Playlist: the song of times | Lyre Gauloise – Tan – Atelier Skald

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Inner Journey: BEING ALONE

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

Are you willing to be alone?

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what my “why” is?

Watching you “wake up” one day — mid-stride, mid-cupcake, or mid-email — and truly seeing your own beauty.

Crying happy tears, blowing kisses into the wind, and thinking, “I get it! I get Me! I love you, Cat Bolotin!” …crumbs falling from your mouth.

Take your time,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Peach-Blueberry Streusel Tart

“This tart was inspired by Taste of Home’s Peach-Blueberry Crumble Tart. I changed things up to suit my family’s tastes, and to use ingredients that I had on hand—the end result was so delicious, I just had to share! Make sure to cool the tart completely before slicing.”

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Energy: feminine

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
September 4, 2020

Discovery
“Most new discoveries are suddenly-seen things that were always there.”

-Susanne K. Langer, 1942


Whenever an explorer “discovered” a new land it wasn’t as if it just popped up in front of him or her. It was there, always, perhaps even waiting to be found and utilized. If we go down the same road everyday, we tend to become familiar with our surroundings, and after awhile we don’t bother to look anymore. And one day something catches our eye and we think: “wow, when did that change?” We don’t need to travel to exotic locales to learn new things. It’s amazing what we can discover right where we are.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 13, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 13, 2019

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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Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling,
Give me juicy autumnal fruit ripe and red from the orchard,
Give me a field where the unmowed grass grows,
Give me an arbor, give me the trellised grape.
–Walt Whitman (1919–92)

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Individualogist: A Complete Guide in Using Feng Shui for Love

Want to know the Complete Guide in using Feng Shui for Love? Literally meaning “wind” and “water,” the ancient practice of Feng Shui has been going on for the last 6000 years. Known as one of the most popular forms of geomancy in the east, Feng Shui has earned its immortalized status. With Chinese as its main users, this practice is definitely a part of their checklist as they pursue ventures in life

https://individualogist.com/a-complete-guide-in-using-feng-shui-for-love?mpweb=1230-1413-784234

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ThoughtCo:  Hestia, Greek Goddess of the Hearth

The Greek goddess Hestia watches over domesticity and the family, and was traditionally honored with the first offering at any sacrifice made in the home. On a public level, Hestia’s flame was never allowed to burn out. The local town hall served as a shrine for her—and any time a new settlement was formed, settlers would take a flame from their old village to the new one

https://www.learnreligions.com/hestia-greek-goddess-of-the-hearth-2561993

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MBG: Flower Power Alert: Here’s How To Dye Your Own Clothes Using Plants

When I was a student of herbalism, I learned that fabric had traditionally been dyed using the same plants that I was growing and cultivating. Needless to say, I started geeking out! When I dove into it further, I realized that compared to conventional dyes, which can be really harmful to water systems and loaded with chemicals, plant dyes are much better for the planet. Now, I run a clothing business and use plants to not only sustainably dye my fabrics—but to infuse them with naturally grounding energy.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-dye-your-clothes-naturally-using-plants-step-by-step-guide

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Elephant Journal: How to create a Wholehearted Life with a Joy List

My New Year’s resolution was to become the happiest person I knew.
And ever since I made that declaration, I’ve been on a mission to create a life I love that brings me joy.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/09/how-living-from-a-joy-list-changes-your-life/

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MNN: 8 things you didn’t know about the autumnal equinox
If you’ve ever wondered what hamsters and the French Revolution have to do with the first day of fall, we’ve got the answers.

The Northern Hemisphere will bid an official farewell to summer on the morning of Sept. 23 and welcome in the fall. At precisely 3:50 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, the sun will be directly in line with Earth’s celestial equator (the equator projected onto the sky) and day and night will last roughly the same amount of time.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/stories/8-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-autumnal-equinox

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EarthSky News: Harvest Moon on Friday the 13th

On September 12, 13 and 14, 2019, look for a full-looking moon to light up the nighttime sky from dusk until dawn. Depending on where you live worldwide (your time zone), this month’s full moon will fall on Friday, September 13, or Saturday, September 14. For the Northern Hemisphere, this September full moon counts as the closest full moon to the September autumn equinox, so it’s the Northern Hemisphere’s full Harvest Moon. For many, it’ll be a Friday the 13th Harvest Moon … great party theme!

https://earthsky.org/tonight/harvest-moon-on-friday-the-13th

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Patheos-Pagan: Florida Water: Perfumed History. Magickal Uses.

Florida Water is a popular item from the 19th century still used in modern witchcraft. But what is the history of this magickal item? Who invented it? Why do people use Florida Water and for what purpose?

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/3pagansandacat/2019/09/florida-water-history-magickal-uses/

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Inner Journey:

ON DEATH AND DYING

“Don’t strew me with roses after I’m dead. When Death claims the light of my brow No flowers of life will cheer me: instead You may give me my roses now!”
— Thomas F. Healey

“The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative, if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation.”
— Hermann Hesse

“What is here is also there; what is there, is also here. Who sees multiplicity but not the one indivisible Self must wander on and on from death to death.”
— Katha Upanishad

“Is death the last step? No, it is the final awakening.”
— Sir Walter Scott

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

For all things and non-things that you may ever want understand that sometimes the fastest way to get them is to forget them, and to focus instead on just being the most amazing human being you can be. At which point all of your heart’s desires, spoken or unspoken, will be drawn to you more powerfully than a magnet is drawn to steel.

Have an amazing day,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cheesy Egg Drop Soup

We all want to prepare healthy food for the family. The recipe I’m cooking this morning is simply made of eggs and freshly picked vegetables from our very own veggie plots. It’s so easy, but very healthy.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cheesy-Egg-Drop-Soup.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
September 13, 2019

Destiny

“Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.”

-Confucius (550-478 B.C.)

To me this says that we are here on this earth at this particular time for a reason. We have kept our appointment. What we do with the time we have here is up to us. The rewards are not necessarily material, but much more valuable- our spiritual growth, the love and fulfillment we find and create for ourselves. We have choices in how we spend our time, and the lessons we learn along the way are our bounty.
-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/