Cat’s Morning Bits for September 22, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 22, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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September Quotes

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

  • Autumn Equinox Ritual

gardendigest.com

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September Events 2021

Sept. 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins (Sept 2- 29)

Sept. 6 Labor Day/ New Moon at 5:51 pm PST/ 6:51 pm MST/ 8:51 pm EST

Sept. 20 Full Harvest Moon at 4:54 pm PST/ 5:54 pm MST/ 7:54 pm EST

Sept. 22 Mabon/ Fall Equinox/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 27 Mercury Retrograde 9Sept. 72- Oct. 18)

Sept. 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins (Sept. 30- Oct


LearnReligions: The Magical Energy of Apples

Apples are found in the mythology and legends of many cultures around the world. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, since apples have been around for a very long time—petrified apple fragments dating back as far as five thousand years ago have been discovered! According to pomologists

Read more….

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Mabon 🍁 The Autumn Equinox | How to celebrate | Simple ideas, DIYs & Rituals

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“The Druids call this celebration, Mea’n Fo’mhair, and honor the Green Man, the God of the Forest, by offering libations to trees.
Offerings of ciders, wines, herbs and fertilizer are appropriate at this time…. Mabon is considered a time of the Mysteries. It is
a time to honor Aging Deities and the Spirit World….”

  • Mabon by Akasha

gardendigest.com

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ThoughtCo: Grapevine Legends and Lore

Much like the apple, the grape is one of those fruits that has a significant amount of magic associated with it. First and foremost, the grape harvest—and the wine that it produces—has been associated with fertility deities like Egypt’s Hathor, the lusty Roman Bacchus, and his Greek counterpart, Dionysus.

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Pagan Playlist:Mabon

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“The tale of Mabon of Modron, the Welsh God, (the “great son of the great mother”), also known as the Son of Light, the Young Son, or Divine Youth, is celebrated. The Equinox is also the birth of Mabon, from his mother Modron, the Guardian of the Outerworld, the Healer, the Protector, the Earth. Mabon was taken after he is a mere three nights old (some variations of the legend say he is taken after three years). Through the wisdom of the living animals — the Stag, Blackbird, Owl, Eagle and Salmon — Mabon is freed from his mysterious captivity. All the while Mabon had rested within his mother’s womb; a place of nurturing and challenge. With strength and lessons gained within the magickal Outerworld (Modron’s womb), Mabon is soon reborn as his mother’s Champion, the Son of Light, wielding the strength and wisdom acquired during his captivity.”

  • Joyous Mabon
  • gardendigest.com

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DIY Decor for Mabon! Witchcraft-Wicca-Magic-Pagan-Witch-Sigils-Fall Equinox- Autumn Equinox

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Elephant Journal: Learn to Let Go Through the Power of the Fall Equinox.

Autumn is a time to harvest the fruits of your work and your life.
It’s also a powerful period of transformation and letting go.

Autumn offers a special gift from the trees: the splendor of transforming foliage. A light show of blazing red, orange, and golden leaves enchants many locations, a feast for an empath’s senses.

Read more….

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Exemplore; 7 Crystals to Use for Mabon
CLAIRE

Mabon, also known as the autumn equinox, is the second harvest festival in the pagan wheel of the year. At this time all or the majority of grain crops have been harvested and stored for winter, and there is an abundance of fruits and vegetables. This is a time of plenty, gratitude, celebrating the stability of home and hearth, and sharing our bounty with those who are less fortunate.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Equinox Sun Is Over Earth’s Equator

The 2020 autumnal equinox for the Northern Hemisphere (spring equinox for the Southern Hemisphere) happens on Tuesday, September 22, at 19:21 UTC. At this special moment – the instant of the September equinox – the sun is at zenith, or straight overhead, as seen from Earth’s equator.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Between Two Worlds: Blessed by the Goddess
BRIANNE RAVEN WOLF

I have been Blessed by the Goddess. In more ways that I could have ever imagined. She has been there beside me through thick and thin.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Lisa Thiel – Mabon (Autumn Equinox)

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Inner Journey: Are You Aware

“The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.”
— Julie Cameron

How aware are you of:

  • your senses?
  • your body — its condition, needs and wisdom?
  • your fears?
  • your defences – how you hide what you’re really feeling?
  • your self talk?
  • your beliefs and their power to create your reality?
  • your passions?
  • your purpose?

Go on a treasure hunt to discover your authentic self and the truth of life in and around you!

“Relative to the level of awareness that is possible for us, our ordinary state of consciousness is as far from a direct experience of reality as sleep is from waking consciousness.”
— Don Richard Riso & Russ Hudson

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Has anyone ever told you, that you have a knack for making people feel special?

Important? Like they really matter?

I should know.

A million thanks, “dude”

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Vegetable-Fruit Purees for Fall

As summer fades into fall, apples and squash are not only healthful but plentiful. Cooked together, their rich flavors and compatible textures blend well for a vegetable purée side dish.

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Magical Correspondences for Mabon

September 22, 2021

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

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

Symbols: acorns, dried flowers, pine cones, chrysanthemums, ferns, ivy. cornucopia, Indian corn, grapes and grains.

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

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

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

Read more….

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Daily Tarot: Mabon/Autumn Equinox Tarot Spread

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Mabon/ Autumn Equinox/ Harvest Home

Mabon/ Autumn Equinox/ Harvest Home

September 22, 2021

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

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

Symbols: acorns, dried flowers, pine cones, chrysanthemums, ferns, ivy. cornucopia, Indian corn, grapes and grains.

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

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

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

Mabon Activities: This is such a beautiful season to go outside! Take some nature walks and collect pinecones, acorns, colored leaves and interesting seeds and pods for decorating your home and altar. Other activities include making gourd rattles, harvesting from your garden, share your gardens abundance with others, fill your bird feeders with treats for your avian friends. Most of all, count your blessings. Have everyone in your family make a list of all the things they are thankful for and then read them aloud. I will also include my favorite activity…”feeding the trees”. We share a drink of apple cider or wine with our trees. This honors not only the tree spirit but The Greenman as well.

Mabon (pronounced May-bon, May-bone, May-bun, May-bawn) is celebrated at the time of the Autumn Equinox on or around September 21. This festival marks the completion of the harvest begun at Lughnasadh. It is named after the celtic god Mabon. Other names for this Lesser Sabbat include Harvest Home, Festival of Dionysus, The Feast of Avalon, Mea’n Fo’mhair (druid), Winter Finding (norse), Equinozio di Autunnio (strega).

On this day, day and night are again equal and time holds it’s breath as the Dying God gets ready to leave his physical body and begin the great journey to the Summerland. He sees this as the last great adventure of renewal and rebirth. The Goddess who is drowsing in the waning warmth of summer feels her love getting ready to depart as well as the new life growing in her womb.

The threefold theme for this Sabbat is Balance- Gratitude- Reflection. This is also a time of balance not only within nature but within ourselves and our lives. On the great wheel Mabon is balanced by Ostara. It is traditional to clean the unnecessary clutter from your home and life as well as blessing the thresholds of your house. Look back on everything you have done in the past year and with your life. Congratulate yourself on your accomplishments and make note of the areas you need to improve upon. Give thanks to the Lady and Lord, yourself and to everyone who has helped to get where your on this day! This is a wonderful time to do spells of balancing in preparation of the time of relfection that will be coming up at Samahain.

A Mabon Thought…. by Cat

On this day I am Thankful.

I am thankful for being able to rise and greet the day when there are those who cannot……..

I am thankful for my health and the health of my family, when so many others are sick……

I am thankful for having a home when so many are homeless……….

I am thankful for my family, friends, and pets when so many spend their lives alone………

I am thankful for having a loving spouse when many live with =buse……….

I am thankful for the food on my table when others are starving………

I am thankful for my job when so many are out of work……….

I am thankful for just being here and being able to participate in the adventure called life………

On this day I remember how important it is to give thanks everyday even when it seems like I have nothing to be thankful for

On this day I give thanks for all that I have no matter how small it seems.

On this day I acknowledge how blessed I really am and I give thanks to the people and events in my life that have helped me to be the person I am today……….

I am thankful………………….

I invite you to check out my websites!

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 20, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 20, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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September Quotes

“Hail! Journeyer of the Heavens,
Queen of Brightness, King of Beauty
Gifts of gladness richly bringing,
Autumn sheaves and red leaves’ fall,
Generous be the heart within us,
Open be our hands to all,
Justice to be in equal measure,
Harvest thankfulness our call.”

  • Caitlin Matthews, Celtic Devotional

gardendigest.com

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September Events 2021

Sept. 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins (Sept 2- 29)

Sept. 6 Labor Day/ New Moon at 5:51 pm PST/ 6:51 pm MST/ 8:51 pm EST

Sept. 20 Full Harvest Moon at 4:54 pm PST/ 5:54 pm MST/ 7:54 pm EST

Sept. 22 Mabon/ Fall Equinox/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 27 Mercury Retrograde 9Sept. 72- Oct. 18)

Sept. 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins (Sept. 30- Oct


Spirit Library: Focus on Your Healing (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The upcoming Full Moon and Equinox offer an opportunity to move on from the past. The incoming energies are helping us to transform old wounds into understanding, clarity, and wisdom so that we may shift our perspective and gain a new vision of the future. As a result, anything that is not in alignment with our soul is being transformed, altered and or removed which will help us to deepen into our intuitive nature and integrate the shifts and changes we have experienced in the past few months.

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Hermes – The Immortal Guide (History & Mythology Documentary

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September’s Harvest Moon (9-20-21)

The Old Farmer’s Almanac calls this moon the Full Corn Moon however in the Pagan Traditions it is called the Harvest Moon.

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ThoughtCo: Mabon Incense Blend

As the Wheel of the Year turns with each season, you may wish to use different types and scents of incense for your ceremonies and rituals

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Journey Into Dreams:

Moon Dream Meaning
The moon in our dreams can be a symbol for wisdom, intelligence and mysteriousness. Learn more about what it means to dream about the moon.

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MBG: 4 (Yes, 4) Big Days Astrologers Want You To Be Aware Of This Week

What the world needs now is love, sweet love! This week, the AstroTwins’ horoscope calls on us to surrender to a soulful, spiritual groove.

As the annual full moon in Pisces shimmers overhead this Monday, September 20, buried dreams rise to the surface.

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets

Chickory:

Chickory has magical reputation. it was believed that anyone who held it would become invisible. It was also said that if it was picked at noon with a gold knife and held to a lock that the lock would open. It also makes great coffee!

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The Rainbow Serpent | Australia’s Nature Entity

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Elephant Journal: Harvest Full Moon: All you need to know to Realign. {September 20th}

This Monday, September 20th at 6:54 CST, is the peak of the Full Moon.
As with every full moon, this one has a name based on the month and season it’s blessing us. The full moon closest to the Autumn Equinox is known as the Harvest Full Moon. Every few years, the Harvest Full Moon lands in October, but this year, it’s upon us now!

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Treehugger: School Kids Discover New Penguin Species in New Zealand

On an ordinary fossil-hunting outing, the members of the Hamilton Junior Naturalist Club in New Zealand might expect to find a few interesting shells.1 But on a 2006 trip to Kawhia Harbour in the Waikato region of New Zealand’s North Island, the students discovered the bones of a fossilized giant penguin

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EarthSky News: Year’s Fastest Sunsets Around Equinoxes

Around this time of year – at sunset – there’s a natural phenomenon you might never have imagined. That is, the sun actually sets faster around the time of an equinox. The fastest sunsets (and sunrises) occur at or near the equinoxes. And the slowest sunsets (and sunrises) occur at or near the solstices. This is true whether you live in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere

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Patheos-Pagan: 5 Things I Had to Unlearn as a Pagan
JOHN BECKETT

Thorn Mooney of the Oathbound blog had a post last week titled Learning and Unlearning Witchcraft: Can Bad Info Ruin Your Practice? It’s an excerpt from her new book The Witch’s Path: Advancing Your Craft At Every Level. I encourage you to read the post –

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Woodland Tales

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Inner Journey:

PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR EMOTIONS

“Emotions are the next frontier to be understood and conquered. To manage our emotions is not to drug them or suppress them, but to understand them so that we can intelligently direct our emotional energies and intentions…. It’s time for human beings to grow up emotionally, to mature into emotionally managed and responsible citizens. No magic pill will do it.”
— Doc Childre

Many of us believe that we need to keep a tight lid on our emotions. We fear that if we ever allow these emotions to be expressed, they will do serious damage.

But if we summon up the courage to truly feel our emotions, we discover that they don’t last. The monster in the closet turns out to be a pussycat. In fact, if we are willing to experience our emotions completely, without resistance of any kind, they burn themselves out in only a few minutes.

The only thing that keeps emotions alive within you over long periods is your unwillingness to acknowledge them.

“By starving emotions we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them we become literal, reformatory and holier-than-thou; encouraged, they perfume life; discouraged, they poison it.”
— Joseph Collins

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

In moments of high stress, anxiety, or fluster, instead of hoping, wondering, or worrying, remember your double-secret resources of skipping, twirling, and humming.

Port out, starboard home –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin Bread

A pumpkin loaf spiced with cinnamon, ground cloves, and nutmeg. I came up with this recipe after many failed attempts at pumpkin loaf. I adapted a favorite banana loaf recipe and this was the result. Yum! This recipe yields 3 loaves. Stock your freezer!

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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
September 20, 2021

Openness
“Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open.”

-Rose Wilder Lane


Open doors let in light, and fresh air, and opportunity. An open mind allows in new ideas and fresh outlooks. And an open heart invites friendship and acceptance and love

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

There may be moment or two when you feel responsible for everything in the world and like it’s your duty to take care of everyone. Relax, let this wash over you, and let it go. It’s not a burden so much as a demonstration of how connected you are to the people and things in your own life, and how much you care. That’s a good thing.

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 17, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 17, 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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September Quotes

“The morrow was a bright September morn;
The earth was beautiful as if newborn;
There was nameless splendor everywhere,
That wild exhilaration in the air,
Which makes the passers in the city street
Congratulate each other as they meet.”

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

gardendigest.com

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September Events 2021

Sept. 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins (Sept 2- 29)

Sept. 6 Labor Day/ New Moon at 5:51 pm PST/ 6:51 pm MST/ 8:51 pm EST

Sept. 20 Full Harvest Moon at 4:54 pm PST/ 5:54 pm MST/ 7:54 pm EST

Sept. 22 Mabon/ Fall Equinox/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 27 Mercury Retrograde 9Sept. 72- Oct. 18)

Sept. 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins (Sept. 30- Oct


Spirit Library: Full Attention is Demanded (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are living in a phenomenal time where our full attention is being demanded as the incoming energies work to bring about something totally new and unprecedented within ourselves and our world. The individual shifts and changes occurring now are stoking the fires of our collective transformation awakening us all to a new vision of a new world. We are being pushed beyond what has previously been known and as the old continues to collapse a new and fertile landscape will be revealed.

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Grounding Work for your Spiritual Journey| Yeyeo Botanica

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Spiritual Unite: WHAT IS THE SPIRITUAL SYMBOLISM OF AN OWL?
Owls are one of the most popular animals in spiritual culture. They have been used for centuries to symbolize wisdom and knowledge because of their keen eyesight, which is said to give them insight into hidden things.

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ThoughtCo: Mabon Ritual To Honor the Dark Mother

Demeter and Persephone are strongly connected to the time of the Autumn Equinox. When Hades abducted Persephone, it set in motion a chain of events that eventually led to the earth falling into darkness each winter.

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Journey Into Dreams: HAMMER DREAM MEANING AND SYMBOLISM

A hammer is a tool that we can use to nail things together or break things apart. Dreaming about a hammer can mean that you need to look at your life objectively

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MBG: Soul Retrieval: 7 Signs Your Soul Is “Lost” & How To Get It Back

If you believe that each of us has a soul, you might be interested in the concept that souls can become “lost,” or at least fragmented in a way that leaves one feeling incomplete, often due to trauma.

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Spirituality & Health: 20 Affirmations for Empaths Who Feel the Pain of the World

Self-care reminder: Just because you feel it doesn’t mean you’re responsible for it.

Do you often feel deeply attuned to the feelings of people around you? For example, when someone smiles and says they’re fine, perhaps you know they really aren’t?

Read more……

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Sobek | Protector of the Nile

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Elephant Journal: The Last of Summer’s Full Moons: Pisces triggers Emotions & Relationships. {September 20th}

It is called the Harvest Moon, associated with autumnal bounty, but September’s Full Moon in Pisces is the very last of Summer’s full moons, rising just before Autumn Equinox on the 22nd.

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Treehugger: The World’s Loneliest Tree Holds Court on a New Zealand Island

If you scan satellite imagery of Campbell Island, the largest of New Zealand’s southernmost subantarctic island group, it won’t be long until you come across what’s been designated “the world’s loneliest tree.”

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EarthSky News: What Are Red Giants?

A red giant is a star in its death stages. It has slowly swollen up to many times its original size. Once at the red giant stage, a star might stay that way for up to a billion years. Then the star will slowly contract and cool to become a white dwarf:

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Patheos-Pagan: The White Spring
ANNWYN AVALON

Many people know of the magic of Glastonbury and the magic of Chalice Well located there, but not as many know that just a few feet away is another sacred water source.

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Pagan Playlist: Fantasy Celtic Music – Heart of Fire

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Inner Journey:

FORGIVENESS BRINGS JOY

“The greatest evil that can befall man is that he should come to think ill of himself.”
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Do you feel worthy of having joy? Do you feel you deserve it?

The first step to activating our inner joy is to eliminate the blocks to it. We can start by truly forgiving ourselves and all others. Forgiveness calls for a shift in our perception. It is easier to forgive ourselves and others when we really understand that each of us has always done the very best we knew to do at that time.

“If we don’t forgive ourselves for our mistakes, and others for the wounds they have inflicted upon us, we end up crippled with guilt. And the soul cannot grow under a blanket of guilt, because guilt is isolating, while growth is a gradual process of reconnection to ourselves, to other people, and to a larger whole.”
— Joan Borysenko

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What do you give someone who already has it all, forever and ever?

Did you just say, “How about the fleeting illusion they don’t have it all, to create a sense of adventure, to fill their days with drama, and to impose upon them the almost unbearable lightness of being that all angels feel when dancing in time and space… dude”?

Or was that “dude” actually a “duh”?

Thank you for being a friend,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Coconut/Nut/Date Rolls

These make a really sweet all natural treat that almost all can enjoy… excepting those with nut allergies… but you can always skip the nut adding… though they are better with the nuts…

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth


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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus


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 17, 2021

Reliability
“Champions take responsibility. When the ball is coming over the net, you can be sure I want the ball.”

-Billie Jean King


Being reliable is being a champion. It’s being strong, and confident in our abilities. It’s accepting challenges and rising to the occasion. It’s taking on life in partnership with the universe knowing that we can handle whatever comes our way

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Patience is your secret weapon to face down all obstacles today. Take your good old time to make sure you understand what needs to be done, for whom, why, and how. This methodical approach may not be your natural or favorite one, and it might annoy someone who has a different opinion of how urgent the issue is. Nonetheless, patience will get you through the day with fewer, if any, mishaps.

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 16, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 16, 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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September Quotes

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

  • Farmer’s Almanac, 1818

gardendigest.com

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September Events 2021

Sept. 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins (Sept 2- 29)

Sept. 6 Labor Day/ New Moon at 5:51 pm PST/ 6:51 pm MST/ 8:51 pm EST

Sept. 20 Full Harvest Moon at 4:54 pm PST/ 5:54 pm MST/ 7:54 pm EST

Sept. 22 Mabon/ Fall Equinox/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 27 Mercury Retrograde 9Sept. 72- Oct. 18)

Sept. 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins (Sept. 30- Oct


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

The incoming energies are intensifying in preparation for next week’s Full Moon and Equinox. For many this preparation entails a profound release of old emotions and a significant physical purge of that which is no longer needed. With this release deep inner shifts, realignments and adjustments will occur inviting a better understanding of ourselves and our purpose at this time

Read more….

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My Seasonal Altar: Autumn ~ Mabon 2021

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF BLUE JAYS: POWERFUL SYMBOLISM


Blue jays are beautiful birds. They’re striking, with their brilliant blue feathers and the way they fan out when they fly.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Ten Ways to Celebrate Mabon

Mabon is the time of the autumn equinox, and the harvest is winding down. The fields are nearly bare, because the crops have been stored for the coming winter.

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams: ICE SKATING DREAM MEANING AND SYMBOLISM

Dreaming about ice skating can show us how easily we glide through life. It can be a symbol of how we deal with difficult emotions and situations.

Read more….

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MBG: You’re Not Alone If You’ve Been Feeling Off — Astrologers Say It’s All In The Stars

It’s been an equally intense yet slow-moving past few months, with many of us feeling a bit…off. But there’s a reason, according to the stars.

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets: Altar Tools

Cauldron

The cauldron is the vessel where magical transformation happens. It should be made of metal and have 3 legs. Offerings can burned in the cauldron, and it can be used for scrying. In many rituals it is the focal point. You can buy these, but you may have to hunt for them. Associated with the Goddess.

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My Ideal Witchy Morning Routine

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Elephant Journal: Bird Witcher: The Symbolism of 4 Birds who Inspire us to Fly Higher.

People bird-watch as a joyful hobby—to connect with nature, listen to the variety of a bird’s song, and observe their patterns and colors.
People who bird-watch are referred to as bird-watchers or twitchers. When I watch for birds, I refer to myself as a twitcher minus the “t,” a witcher (bird witch)!

Read more….

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Treehugger: Bat Species Faces Serious Threats from Wind Farms

North America’s hoary bats could be spiraling toward a massive decline unless efforts are made to reduce fatalities at wind farms, a new study reports.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Harvest Moon 2021: All You Need To Know

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we call the full moon closest to the autumn equinox the Harvest Moon. In 2021, the Northern Hemisphere autumn equinox comes on September 22. The full moon falls less than two days earlier, on September 20. Thus, for the Northern Hemisphere, this upcoming full moon – the full moon closest to our autumn equinox – is our Harvest Moon.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Transition From Summer to Autumn. Time to Celebrate!
GWYN

The transition from Summer to Autumn is a happy time for me. Watching the trees change colors from green to red to brown to orange.

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Legend

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Inner Journey:

TAKE TIME TO BE STILL

“Work is not always required … there is such a thing as sacred idleness, the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.”
— George MacDonald

When was the last time you did absolutely nothing?

Our world is so addicted to productivity that we feel guilty if we’re not doing something. But taking time daily to be still and inactive opens us to the spacious present. It nurtures and restores balance. Give yourself a regular gift of inactivity.

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.”
— Sir J. Lubbock

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

There’s always another way.

Always.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Corn Rings

I love corn on the cob, but this fun little twist might be my new favorite way to make it.

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
September 16, 2021

Reliability
“Learn to depend on yourself by doing things in accordance with your own way of thinking.”

-Grenville Kleiser


Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote several essays on “Self-Reliance” and this quote summarizes one of his themes: when we are true to our own beliefs, our own way of thinking, then we can depend on ourselves, we are self-reliant. We owe that to ourselves, we deserve it from ourselves.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

You have your A game going today, but don”t let it go to your head. As the Magician, you”re at your most capable. If someone tries to spring a surprise request on you, you”ll probably see it coming. Be low-key, don”t build expectations, and then excel. So long as your ego doesn”t exceed good sense, you”ll be able to accomplish just about anything!

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 15, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 15, 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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September Quotes

“Glorious are the woods in their latest gold and crimson,
Yet our full-leaved willows are in the freshest green.
Such a kindly autumn, so mercifully dealing
With the growths of summer, I never yet have seen.”

  • William C. Bryant

gardendigest.com

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September Events 2021

Sept. 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins (Sept 2- 29)

Sept. 6 Labor Day/ New Moon at 5:51 pm PST/ 6:51 pm MST/ 8:51 pm EST

Sept. 20 Full Harvest Moon at 4:54 pm PST/ 5:54 pm MST/ 7:54 pm EST

Sept. 22 Mabon/ Fall Equinox/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 27 Mercury Retrograde 9Sept. 72- Oct. 18)

Sept. 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins (Sept. 30- Oct


Spirit Library: Integrating & Aligning with your Soul (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are moving through a seemingly chaotic evolutionary process where the old structures, which contained humanity’s consciousness for thousands of years, are being broken down and dissolved. While these structures collapse our grip on the past loosens allowing for a new paradigm, a new reality, to emerge from within. This new reality is brought forth through the integration of our heart, mind, body, spirit, and soul.

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Athena the Goddess of Wisdom: Best Myths – Greek Mythology – See U in History

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Spiritual Unite: THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF MOTHS: SYMBOLISM
Moths are beautiful creatures that have been associated with many different symbols throughout history. Moths have been seen as both good and bad luck, depending on your culture.

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ThoughtCo: Create a Food Altar for Mabon

In most Pagan traditions, Mabon, the autumn equinox, is a celebration of the second harvest season. It’s a time when we’re gathering the bounty of the fields, the orchards and the gardens, and bringing it in for storage.

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams: ICE SKATING DREAM MEANING AND SYMBOLISM

Dreaming about ice skating can show us how easily we glide through life. It can be a symbol of how we deal with difficult emotions and situations. Let’s explore the dream meaning of ice skating and how it may relate to your waking life!

Read more….

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MBG: Everything You Should Know Before Buying Your First Piece Of Moldavite

Whether you’re a crystal fanatic or simply frequent TikTok, you may have noticed moldavite has been getting its fair share of attention lately—and not all of it has been positive. Here, experts weigh in on this gorgeous glass and whether it’s as “cursed” as the internet claims or worth a spot in your collection.

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets

The color YELLOW is associated with the Element of Air and direction East.Use for Charms, Confidence in self and others, Wisdom, Concentration, Activity, Unity. Solar Energy.

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

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Spirituality & Health: Kali, Goddess of Rage and Resistance
BY JULIE PETERS


In her destruction, Kali allows new things to be born. When we’re oppressed, her rage can give us strength to see past fear and take action.

Once upon a time, the god Shiva, the Lord of Destruction, was so busy meditating that he was not doing his godly duties. The other gods petitioned the great goddess Shakti to manifest as Sati, a beautiful woman who would become Shiva’s consort and draw him back into engagement with the world

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Pioneer Thinking: Nasal Drip and Healing Herbs

Here is a partial list of some very effective herbs for treating nasal drip or sinusitis. They can be used on their own or combined in a tea or tincture. When taken as an tea, organic honey can be added as a sweetener if desired.

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EarthSky News: Moon, Saturn, Jupiter September 15 To 18

On September 2021 evenings, the moon, Saturn and Jupiter are still visible almost everywhere worldwide (except the far-northern Arctic) as night falls. Jupiter is the brighter of the two planets. And, as it’s done for some months now, Jupiter follows Saturn westward across the night sky as Earth turns

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Patheos-Pagan: A Public Prayer
JOHN BECKETT

There is perhaps no more challenging task for a religous leader than to pray in public. How do you pray in a way that honors and respects your sacred traditions, and that is also….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Walking With The Ancestors

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Inner Journey: WHY? WHY? WHY?

“As long as one keeps searching, the answers come.”
— Joan Baez

Asking ourselves ‘why?’ helps us delve deeply into our main motives — why we do what we do. This process helps us go deeper into our reasoning, habits and unconscious beliefs. Once we become aware of our underlying motives, we can choose to change them, if we wish.

Regularly ask yourself, ‘Why am I…?’ Listen closely for the answer that surfaces in your mind, and write it down. Now look at your answer and ask why again. Continue with this process to reach the true source of your motivation.

“Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else….”
— Archibald Alexander

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What if in “heaven,” you also have to think of what you want before you get it? You have to start every windfall with your own little blowing? You have to do what you can, with what you’ve got, to make stuff happen?

Yeah, that’s what I said! You’re going to totally own the place.

Cowabunga –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Ratatouille-Stuffed Peppers

Bell peppers stuffed with more bell peppers? That’s right, our favorite Ratatouille Provençale recipe is the star of these twice-baked stuffed peppers topped with Italian cheeses. Make this on any weeknight for a satisfying vegetarian main!

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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
September 15, 2021

Reliability
“You can’t build a reputation on what you intend to do.”

-Liz Smith


Intention is one thing, action is another. Sure, the thought counts, but isn’t it a lot better to have the thought and the follow-through? There are a lot of ideas out there, but the implementation of the ideas is what makes them valuable. Being reliable means taking action, following through on intentions

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

A change has been in the air for some time and today the actual transformation could happen. There’s nothing to be afraid of, or to dread, or to fear losing. Room is being made and energy is being set aside for something new and better for you. It could be something small or something large, but whatever it is will be meaningful and affect your daily life.

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 14, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 14, 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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September Quotes

“When the goldenrod is yellow,
And leaves are turning brown –
Reluctantly the summer goes
In a cloud of thistledown.

When squirrels are harvesting
And birds in flight appear –
By these autumn signs we know
September days are here.”

  • Beverly Ashour, September

gardendigest.com

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September Events 2021

Sept. 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins (Sept 2- 29)

Sept. 6 Labor Day/ New Moon at 5:51 pm PST/ 6:51 pm MST/ 8:51 pm EST

Sept. 20 Full Harvest Moon at 4:54 pm PST/ 5:54 pm MST/ 7:54 pm EST

Sept. 22 Mabon/ Fall Equinox/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 27 Mercury Retrograde 9Sept. 72- Oct. 18)

Sept. 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins (Sept. 30- Oct


Spirit Library: Explore What is Uncharted Within (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As we head towards next week’s Equinox on the 21st we are preparing for another shift in the spiraling journey of our healing and growth. What surfaces now and over the coming week is what needs to be cleared in preparation for the Equinox. This is a powerful opportunity where we get to transform the old in preparation for something new. As such, the incoming energies are moving into our subconscious mind and bringing to the surface whatever is blocking our hearts, limiting our creativity, and hindering our intuitive abilities

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Messages From the Goddess Demeter, Goddess Wisdom Oracle Cards, Magical Crafting, Tarot & Witchcraft

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Spiritual Unite: THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF A RACCOON: SYMBOLISM
A raccoon is a clever and agile animal. It is also very cute, which explains why we see them often in television shows or movies.

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ThoughtCo: 5 Easy Decorating Ideas for Mabon

Need some quick and affordable decorating ideas for Mabon? Here are some tips on how to bring the season into your home without breaking your bank account!

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Journey Into Dreams: KING DREAM MEANING AND SYMBOLISM

What does it mean to dream about a king?

A king is a person of royalty who has great power and authority over a country or people. Dreaming about a king often symbolizes our own need for power and what roles we play in life.

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MBG: What It Means To Be An Air Sign & How To Find Balance

The 12 astrological signs each correspond to one of four elements (fire, earth, air, and water), often embodying the qualities you would associate with that element.

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Daily Magick Snippets: Magickal Names

Amethyst: (shades of lavender to a deep rich purple)
This name is for the person who is OR would like to be sharp and clear thinking. Needs protection from negativity, or wants to work on their psychic abilities.

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Late Summer Witchcraft | Cozy Fall Vibes

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Elephant Journal: 3 Steps to Create your Own Full Moon Ceremony (for both Shamanic & Non-Shamanic Folks).

Connecting into nature is one of the ways that we deeply step outside of our day-to-day lives and remind ourselves of the powerful and beautiful bigger cycles of life.

Read more….

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Treehugger: How Tails Help These Geckos Crash-Land on Trees Without Falling

As the Asian flat-tailed house gecko glides across the rainforest from one tree to the next, it makes far from a gymnast’s perfect landing.

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EarthSky News: Alpha Cephei, A Fast-Spinning Star

Alderamin, also known as Alpha Cephei, is the brightest star in the constellation Cepheus the King. Shining at about a visual magnitude of 2.5, it’s the only bright star in Cepheus, a faint pattern of stars that traces out the shape of a house. Astronomers are intrigued by Alderamin because it spins at such a rapid rate — unlike our almost spherically-shaped sun, Alderamin has been distorted into an oblate form, like a partly deflated beach ball.

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Patheos-Pagan: Autumn Equinox: The Triumph of the Dark
JOHN BECKETT

The Wheel of the Year turns and always, and once again we find ourselves approaching the Autumn Equinox. As moderns Pagans we are called to celebrate one of our eight high days.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Ayla Schafer ⋄ Rose

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Inner Journey:

BE WILLING TO REPEAT

“Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix.”
— Christina Baldwin

Sometimes we repeat the Inner Journey messages in the series. Please guard against saying, “I’ve seen this one — I don’t need to read it again.”

The truth is: we are always changing. Who you are now is different from who you were when you read the message the first time. The circumstances of your life have changed as well. As a result, you may be open to new perspectives this time around.

Our ego is prone to think it knows it all, but life always offers us fresh and new experiences.

“It all depends on how we look at things and not on how they are in themselves.”
— C.G. Jung

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The best way to forgive is not to blame.

Lovin’ you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Dutch Oven Macaroni and Cheese

This Dutch oven mac and cheese is a staple in my home. I sometimes add burger meat or bacon to it to liven it up but it’s delicious enough on its own! Regularly served as the main course with just a veggie side, as it can be a bit heavy if you’re a mac and cheese lover who can’t resist seconds (like me).

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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
September 14, 2021

Reliability
“We seldom stop to think how many people’s lives are entwined with our own. It is a form of selfishness to imagine that every individual can operate on his own or can pull out of the general stream and not be missed.”

-Ivy Baker Priest


This whole world functions in such a way that we need to rely on each other. We can’t go through this life alone – we’re all connected. We each have something to contribute to the big picture. It’s important to do our part, to be reliable and to know that we can rely on those around us.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Patience is your secret weapon to face down all obstacles today. Take your good old time to make sure you understand what needs to be done, for whom, why, and how. This methodical approach may not be your natural or favorite one, and it might annoy someone who has a different opinion of how urgent the issue is. Nonetheless, patience will get you through the day with fewer, if any, mishaps.

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/

Magical Correspondences for Autumn Equinox/ Mabon

Magical Correspondences for Autumn Equinox/ Mabon

Balance-Gratitude-Harvest

Autumn Equinox / Mabon / Harvest Home: On or around September 21st

This year Mabon is on Tuesday, September 22

This is the second harvest festival and like the Vernal Equinox night and day are equal. It is a time to honor the changing season and to give thanks for the bounty and abundance in our lives.

Symbols and Decorations: Fall leaves, apples, gourds, vines, flowers, acorns grapes, berries, indian corn and grains.

Colors: Wine, Rust, Brown, Autumn Orange and Gold

Deities: Pomona, Demeter, Persephone, Bacchus, Dionysus, Green Man, Tezcatzontecatl, Osiris

Herbs: Marigold, Milkweed, Fern, Benzoin, Honeysuckle, Passionflower, Rose Sage, Solomon’s Seal, Thistle (A Druid’s Herbal)

Incense: Pine, Myrrh, Sage, Sweetgrass

Trees: Maple, Magnolia, Locust, Hickory, Hackberry, Aspen. (Whispers from the Woods)

Sacred Stones: Green Aventurine, Dendritic Agate, Chrysoprase for goal setting and planning /Sunstone , Moonstone for balance. (Hibiscus Moon)

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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/

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 22, 2020 Autumn Equinox/ Mabon Edition

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 22, 2020 Autumn Equinox/ Mabon Edition

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

Blessings, Cat

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“Equal dark, equal light
Flow in Circle, deep insight
Blessed Be, Blessed Be
The transformation of energy!
So it flows, out it goes
Three-fold back it shall be
Blessed Be, Blessed Be
The transformation of energy!”

Night An’Fey, Transformation of Energy

egreenway.com

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September’s Events:

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: Equinox (a message from Kate Spreckley)

With today’s Equinox energy there is a definite increase in the intensity and the frequency of the incoming energy. Currently the incoming waves of energy are clashing with the outgoing waves of energy creating disruption and turmoil for us all. As the incoming cosmic energies get stronger and…

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The Autumn Kitchen || Mabon Sangria

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Beneath The Moon: The Autumn Equinox season

I don’t follow the dates on a calendar, I watch and feel what Mother Nature is doing and the energies around me. In my corner of South East England autumn is beginning to show her face, so for me the season of autumn equinox has begun.

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ThoughtCo: How to Hold a Gratitude Ritual

For many Pagans, autumn is a time of giving thanks. Although this is the most obvious around the Mabon holiday, if you live in the United States, most of your friends and family will be giving thanks in November.

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MBG: An Autumn Equinox Ritual That Pulls Its Power From The Elements

The wheel of the year is turning, and the autumn equinox is coming up on Tuesday, September 22. For this special time of year, thousands of people stand in awe at sacred sites around the world—from the pyramids at Chichen Itza in Yucatán to Machu Picchu in Peru. Autumnal festivals play a prominent role in Native American culture, Iranian tradition, and beyond.

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The Corner Crone: Rebalancing at Mabon

Jason Mankey’s post about the Autumnal Equinox caught my attention the other day. In it he writes:

Most of us probably live our lives out of balance. We either focus too much on work, or not enough on it, and some of us prioritize doing things for ourselves instead of doing things for others

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Today’s DIY: DIY-Harvest Decor -Autumn Equinox /Mabon

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Elephant Journal: A Grounding Prayer for the Autumn Equinox.

It’s been a no good, very bad week.
Mercury is in retrograde and my kids have been having epic tantrums. A dear family member had a heart attack, and we got some bad news affecting our finances.

I’ve been in icy fear all week. Cortisol tears through my veins. My mind races, scavenging up ways to cut expenses and bring in more income. I feel a bit like someone has died, and I’m tumbling through the stages of grief from that chill of fear to a thick sadness to simmering anger.

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Treehugger: 12 Facts About the First Day of Fall

Well hello, fall! Even though it happens year after year, the arrival of autumn is always a little surprising. Almost as if on a switch, one day late in the summer you feel it – a subtle crispness in the air. And before you know it, it’s pumpkin-spice-everything everywhere. We are suddenly swathed in sweaters and wearing boots and bombarded by shades of orange, often even before the thermometer warrants it.

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EarthSky News: Equinox sun is over Earth’s equator

The 2020 autumnal equinox for the Northern Hemisphere (spring equinox for the Southern Hemisphere) happens on Tuesday, September 22, at 13:31 UTC. At this special moment – the instant of the September equinox – the sun is at zenith, or straight overhead, as seen from Earth’s equator.

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3 Pagans And A Cat: Celebrating Autumn, Mabon, Harvest: What’s In A Name?

Recently, Phoenix LeFae of The Witches Next Door shared a post titled “Mabon is Dumb.” My first reaction was “Whoa, don’t hate on Autumn!” And then I have to admit chuckling a bit as I read her article. Here’s why.

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Learning Religions: Acorns and Oaks

The acorn is a symbol of strength and power. In the fall, these tiny yet hardy little nuggets drop from the oak trees to land on the ground. Most will be eaten by passing wildlife, but a few will survive to form a new tree in the spring

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Pagan Playlist: Lisa Thiel – Mabon (Autumn Equinox)

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Inner Journey: BRING AWARENESS TO YOUR GENEROSITY

“Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment.”
— Jean De La Bruyère

While it’s important to give, it’s also essential that we not give more than we can afford. Only you can determine the appropriate amount of time or money you can give away, but it should not cause you hardship. We need to respect our own needs as well as the needs of others.

When do you give more than you can afford?

“Generosity is another quality which, like patience, letting go, non-judging, and trust, provides a solid foundation for mindfulness practice. You might experiment with using the cultivation of generosity as a vehicle for deep self-observation and inquiry as well as an exercise in giving.”
— Jon Kabat Zinn

higherawareness.com

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

Autumn Equinox Ritual

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Today’s Recipe: 15 Fabulous Fall Treats That Aren’t a Mouthful of Pumpkin Spice

It’s that time of year when it seems like anything flavored with pumpkin spice gets all the love and attention. But if you’re just not feeling it, you’ll be glad to have these alternative treats for your autumn enjoyment. You’ll still taste all the best fall flavors — apples, pears, caramel, maple, nuts, and dark chocolate — without that overwhelming PSL vibe.

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Magical Correspondences for Autumn Equinox/ Mabon

Autumn Equinox / Mabon / Harvest Home: On or around September 21st

This year Mabon is on Tuesday, September 22

This is the second harvest festival and like the Vernal Equinox night and day are equal. It is a time to honor the changing season and to give thanks for the bounty and abundance in our lives.

Symbols and Decorations: Fall leaves, apples, gourds, vines, flowers, acorns grapes, berries, indian corn and grains.

Colors: Wine, Rust, Brown, Autumn Orange and Gold

Deities: Pomona, Demeter, Persephone, Bacchus, Dionysus, Green Man, Tezcatzontecatl, Osiris

Herbs: Marigold, Milkweed, Fern, Benzoin, Honeysuckle, Passionflower, Rose Sage, Solomon’s Seal, Thistle (A Druid’s Herbal)

Incense: Pine, Myrrh, Sage, Sweetgrass

Trees: Maple, Magnolia, Locust, Hickory, Hackberry, Aspen. (Whispers from the Woods)

Sacred Stones: Green Aventurine, Dendritic Agate, Chrysoprase for goal setting and planning /Sunstone , Moonstone for balance. (Hibiscus Moon)

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Daily Wisdom
September 22, 2020

Light


“Science and art may invent splendid modes of illuminating the apartments of the opulent; but these are all poor and worthless compared with the light which the sun pours freely, impartially, over hill and valley, which kindles daily the eastern and western sky; and so the common lights of reason and conscience and love are of more worth and dignity than the rare endowments which give celebrity to a few.”

-William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)
The light of day, the morning sun steaming through our window gives us a sense of newness, and optimism. We share the sun, it warms each of us without playing favorites. Songs are written about the sun, and the happiness it brings.

-Lissa Coffey

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Autumn 🍂 Equinox Energy Reading 2020

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Harvest Gratitude: Cat’s Angel Message for September 22, 2020

Harvest Gratitude: Cat’s Angel Message for September 22, 2020

September’s Theme: “What Do I Want?” This is a question that we often ask ourselves. So as we head into Autumn and the time of introspection ask yourself that very question.

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Harvest gratitude and fill your basket with what you have accomplished and grown in this cycle. ~Cat

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922: Today is the Autumn Equinox, Mabon or Harvest Home to those of us who follow the pagan traditions. Gratitude is our keyword and it goes hand in hand with this seasonal celebration. Faith is part of gratitude, and the stronger our faith the more we manifest and the more we have to be grateful for. This is a good time to perform a self check and think about the gifts and miracles that have blessed your life so far this year. By looking back we can see how far we have come from spring and the thought seeds that we planted at that time. Make sure to nurture the “new growth” and to harvest what’s ready now. Embrace your blessings with a grateful heart and affirm that you have faith that they will continue to be abundant in your life.

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Today we honor the goddess aspects of the Sacred Feminine. They are the Earth Mothers and Harvest goddesses that are associated with this harvest festival (Demeter, Persephone, Pomona).

Archangel Ariel helps us to embrace our own divine magick which strengthens our manifestation process. Since she works with the earth and environment (nature angels and sprite too) she can help those unfamiliar with the Sacred Feminine work connect with her.

The Ascended Master Mother Mary provides us with all forms of healing. She surrounds us with her gentle energy and helps to fill our hearts with love as she imparts feelings of peace and safety as she gently heals the dark, hidden places within while showing us the path that leads to compassion and forgiveness which are essential to healing ourselves and helping others.She helps to fill our hearts with peace and love and helps everyone regardless of path or religion

The Ascended Master Krishna can also be honored today as we ask him to help us see life’s blessings more clearly.

The Greek goddess Persephone teaches us how to balance between light and dark and the importance of searching the shadows for what is lost or forgotten. Persephone tells us “Don’t be afraid to unearth what lies beneath or has been hidden. By shedding light in dark or weedy places you often find treasures that you had forgotten or set aside. These treasures can form the foundations that you need to navigate your path in life.”

The Irish Goddess Dana helps us to generate abundance through gratitude. She says, “While you wait for these blessings to arrive fill your heart with feelings of abundance. Engage yourself in things that make you feel abundant!” Your energy is also linked to the energy of the Divine. Acknowledge and strengthen this connection as it allows you to handcraft your dreams.”

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Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Aquamarine balance’s emotions that can become frayed during the changes that new cycles create. It helps us to move forward and navigate the ebb and flow of life. This stone also shields the aura, aligns the chakras and promotes communication from the higher realms.

Tree Agate (Dendritic) to strengthen your connection to the plant kingdom and help you to enjoy each moment. It is also known as the stone of plenitude and promotes abundance while showing us the “wealth” we already have.

Malachite. Which helps to support friendships and promotes empathy towards others. It also strengthens our ability to absorb and process information so that we can show our feelings in a positive way. Malachite helps those making aggressive personal or life changes. It brings a sense of adventure to our transformation as it shows us what is blocking our spiritual growth and the best way to move forward.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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