Cat’s Morning Bits for November 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.
Ruffling the colors of the forest leaves,
The winds make music as they come and go.
-John Critchley Prince (1808-66)
Spiritual Unite: Willow Tree Symbolism – Find Strength In Being Adaptable
The willow tree is one of the more popular trees regarding symbolism and cultural importance.
Aligned and in tune with feminine energies and the divine feminine, the willow tree holds particularly relevant symbolism for women.
ThoughtCo: Mother Goddesses
When Margaret Murray wrote her ground-breaking God of the Witches in 1931, scholars quickly dismissed her theory of a universal, pre-Christian cult of witches who worshiped a singular mother goddess. However, she wasn’t completely off-base.
Did you know…
Stuffing or dressing? People who cook the bread side-dish separately from the turkey or live in the South tend to call it dressing. People who cook it in the turkey or live elsewhere, tend to call it stuffing.
Wise Woman Herbal: Soul Retrievals: Journey to Wholeness
by JoAnne Dodgson
“Something’s missing.” This commonly heard and felt sentiment is expressed by people of all ages in widely diverse circumstances. To ease the unsettling discontent, confusion and grief around the elusive missing pieces, something or someone eventually gets used to fill up the empty places inside.
Elephant Journal: 13 Simple Ayurvedic Practices to Balance your Mind, Body & Soul.
We live in a crazy world, in a time when it’s increasingly difficult to find true happiness and health.
Overloaded with demands, bombarded by ads reminding us what we lack, pressured to live up to unrealistic standards, overwhelmed by news of all the chaos going on in the world today, we are suffering from stress-related illnesses at an alarming rate.
Emergence: Praise Song for the Kitchen Ghosts
by Crystal Wilkinson
“I want the muscle memory in my body to guide me back across the back roads of Kentucky to Indian Creek into the screen door of our grandmother’s kitchen.”
In this essay, Crystal Wilkinson remembers the generations of women in her family who “worked hard and cooked well,” living primarily off the land. Growing up in her grandmother’s Kentucky kitchen, Crystal experienced the legacy of joy and nourishment that lies at the heart of the culinary traditions of Black Appalachia.
EarthSky News: Aldebaran is star near moon on November 13
On November 13, 2019, the waning gibbous moon passes to the north of Aldebaran, an ex-pole star, a famous zodiac star and the brightest star in the constellation Taurus the Bull.
Patheos-Pagan: Irish-American Witchcraft: Spiritual Prohibitions
Spirituality can end up affecting the way we live our lives, both due to sacred prohibitions within a tradition and also similar things a person might take on due to personal experiences. While traditional prohibitions are discussed more often, I think it’s important to understand the way that personal gnosis can also directly influence us.
OPEN TO POSSIBILITIES
“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities — always see them, for they’re always there.”
— Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
“One of the saddest lines in the world is, ‘Oh come now – be realistic.’ The best parts of this world were not fashioned by those who were realistic. They were fashioned by those who dared to look hard at their wishes and gave them horses to ride.”
— Richard Nelson Bolles
“The world would have you agree with its dismal dream of limitation. But the light would have you soar like the eagle of your sacred visions.”
— Alan Cohen
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”
— Walt Disney
A Note from the Universe
It’s not what one says that determines whether it’s true or false, but what they tried to convey.
Listen with your heart,
Today’s Recipe: Potato Knish
The potato knish is a tasty baked pastry filled with potatoes and seasonings.
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Intentions: Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
November 13, 2019
“Sincerity is the first characteristic of all men in any way heroic.”-Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)
Heroism is when you put yourself on the line. And you can’t do that without being sincere. It’s an “all or nothing” kind of a thing – you can’t be a little bit sincere, you have to just go for it all the way to be a hero!
Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man
Be calm, proactive, and don’t exhaust yourself with endless fear. Any number of things might backfire or go wrong today, just like any other day, and there is little if anything extraordinary to be fearful about now. Your basic sense of insecurity may be higher than normal today, but this will pass soon. Take heart and be your normal brave self.
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