Cat’s Morning Bits for October 2, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 2, 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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Sing a song of seasons,
Something bright in all,
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall.
-Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)

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October Events:

Oct 1: Full Blood Moon at 2:05 pm PST/ 3:05 pm MST/ 5:05 pm EST

Oct 9: Moon 3rd Qtr 5:39 pm PST/ /6:39 pm MST/ 8:39 pm EST

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day

Oct 16: Super New Moon at 12:31 pm PST/ 1:31 pm MST/ 3:31 pm EST

Oct 23: Moon 1st Qtr. 6:22 am PST/ 7:22 am MST/ 9:22 am EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Hope in a Dying World (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As we stand at this point in humanity’s evolution we are collectively purging the shadows that have dominated our world for too long. In doing so we are able to bring into balance the two prevailing forces of creation – the feminine and the masculine.

Read more…..

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Blackberries excerpt from A City Herbal
by Maida Silverman

BLACKBERRY SYRUP
Put ripe berries into a large pot and mash very gently with a potato masher. Add water to barely cover the berries, and cook over low heat until the steam rises and they start to give up their juice. Remove from heat and strain to remove seeds.

Measure ½ cup of white sugar or mild-flavored honey (such as clover) for each cup of Blackberry juice, mix together the sweetening and juice, and reheat slowly only until sweetening is dissolved. Try not to let the juice or syrup boil, since this tends to destroy the appealing fresh-berry flavor. Keep syrup refrigerated in jars. (It may also be frozen, and keeps very well both ways.)

Read Here

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Witch Indeed: 31 Things To Do Between Now and Samhain

October can be such a boost to the senses, so if you are buzzing around excited about the upcoming Samhain, and all that entails, welcome! September is sometimes such a slog, what with new routines, the change of seasons and weather. Day-to-day life can feel just plain hectic.

Read more……

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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. Many early societies had a mother-like godform, and honored the sacred feminine with their ritual, art and legends.

Read more…..

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MBG: Numerology Forecast For September 2020: What To Expect With This 5 Month

We survived September, the peak of our foundational Universal Year 4. Numerologically speaking, last month was a time of reflections and breakthroughs—and maybe some breakdowns along the way. Intense, much?

Read more…..

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Yeyeo Botanica: Libations: Pouring Offerings for the Ancestors

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Elephant Journal: 5 Mindful Ways to Create a Morning Ritual that Nourishes You.

Each night we sleep and we are washed of the debris from the previous day.
Each morning is a new beginning. How we show up for the beginning of the day matters.

How many of us—especially now—reach for our phones first thing in the morning?

Read more…..

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Treehugger: Answer a Trivia Question, Help Save the Ocean
Every time you play FTO’s daily trivia game, a piece of plastic is removed from the ocean.

The ocean is a powerful force. It covers over 70% of the planet, with marine plants supplying up to 80% of our oxygen, and nearly half of the world depending on the ocean for their primary food source.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Moon, Mars rendezvous in early October

In early October 2020, the waning gibbous moon meets with the dazzling red planet Mars. On October 2, look for the glorious evening couple – the moon and Mars – to rise in tandem in your eastern sky around nightfall or early evening. After the brilliant twosome rises, they’ll be out for the rest of the night, traveling westward across the nighttime sky. The moon and Mars climb highest up for the night after midnight, and then sit low in the west as dawn starts to color the October 3.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: They Can’t Take October From Me

October is my favorite month.

Has it always been my favorite month? I think so.

December – with Christmas and Christmas Break – was pretty important when I was a kid. But by October the farm work and grass cutting were done for the year.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: The Cauldron Born by Damh The Bard

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Inner Journey: Look for the gifts

“In school you get the lesson and then take the test… In life you take the test and then get the lesson.”
— Unknown Source

How is a problem in your life really an opportunity?

Problems invite us to go inside to recognize a bigger picture of ourselves and of life. This bigger picture brings meaning to what is unfolding.

When you feel trapped in a problem, see if you can shift your perspective. Ask yourself, “What am I being invited to learn from this situation?” The answer will always revolve around a quality or value, like gratitude, freedom, compassion, love, will, humouror acceptance. The answer will also always promote union rather than separation.

As soon as we find the meaning in our challenge, our resistance to it melts away. Often, awareness of the lesson is all that is needed to resolve the problem. If not, the awareness brings us courage and ways to work through it.

“The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one’s life.”
— Dalai Lama

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Want to know what’s better than having it all? Way, way better?

Not having it all, but knowing of its inevitability, in a never-ending adventure that’s just barely begun.

Yeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaa!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Walnut-Cream Roll

A wonderful walnut cream roll dessert that is a perfect follow-up to any main course.

Read more…..

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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
October 2, 2020

Self-Awareness
“As simple as it sounds, we must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we’ve been given.”

-Mary Lou Retton


It’s these simple things that we need to remember. And if we can remember them every day, and apply them to our lives, then we thrive! We do know what the best choices are for us. We do know what our talents are. When we are self-aware it is natural for us to proceed keeping these things in mind

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Wheel of Fortune

You may have made careful plans or scheduled everything to perfection, but there are too many variables today to allow most of your plans to play out. Things may come up, one after another, and make this a scattered day. This is temporary and probably will have little impact on tomorrow, so just flow with it best you can and don’t let the instability bother you

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Thought For The Day: Oct. 1, 2020 “Walking in Beauty”

Happy Thursday and Welcome to October!

Start the new month by walking in beauty. Look for beauty around you and within as well. There is something magickal about Autumn and October. The energy is mellow yet exhilarating on a spiritual level. It is a visual extravaganza that clears the mind and the senses. Enjoy the season!

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/

Thought For The Day: Oct. 1, 2019 “The To-Do List”

Happy Tuesday and Welcome to October!

Blessings come in all shapes and sizes os let’s start the new month with a short “To-Do” list to get the good things rolling!

Daily Thought 1

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

 

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 3, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 3, 2018

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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Hail, old October, bright and chill,
First freedman from the summer sun!
Spice high the bowl, and drink your fill!
Thank heaven, at last the summer’s done!
-Thomas Constable (1812-81)

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Spiritual Unite: Orbs Color Meaning: What Do The Different Colors Mean?

Orbs Color Meaning: Have you ever seen someone share a picture, where something orb like appeared in the photograph? Well orbs are very debated phenomena in the spiritual groups. Many say they are evidence of sentient being or spirits. However researchers have dismissed that idea of orbs being ghosts. There are many cases where orbs have shown up where some form …

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/orbs-color-meaning/

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MBG: How To Help Your Kids Cope With Back-To-School Anxiety

It is 8:25 a.m. on a Wednesday morning in July. I leisurely stroke Cam’s tan face and hair that feels thick with leftover sunblock. “Time to get up, sweetie. You have camp.” I love my summer days at the beach, late family nights listening to audiobooks, and road trips to Maine and beyond. My husband and I whisper about how nice the summer has been, hoping not to jinx it. The ease of summer is so much healthier—sports-free weekends, no homework, and unstructured time to just be a family. To be calm, bored even.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-help-your-kids-cope-with-back-to-school-anxiety

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KarmaTube: The Missing People Choir

Located in London, the Missing People Choir consists of families with missing loved ones and volunteers who want to sing with them, bringing powerful support at times of tremendous grief. By coming together with others who have experienced such a traumatic loss, people are given strength and hope. “Where words end, music carries on” as choir members reach out to their missing loved ones by raising their voices in unison. The Choir has performed on Britain’s Got Talent to much acclaim.

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=7844

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Elephant Journal: The Struggle we Can’t See: How to Support our Friends with Mental Illness.

Imagine for a moment that you’ve made dinner plans with a friend.
You’re excited to check out the new swanky place downtown that recently opened. You go to the website and check out the menu, and you’ve really got your heart set on their crème brûlée when your friend sends you a text message.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/the-struggle-we-cant-see-how-to-support-our-friends-with-mental-illness/

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MNN: Denmark’s hygge isn’t the only snuggly tradition in the world

Hygge is a warm and cozy concept that’s difficult to define. You’ll know it when you feel it and you typically feel it — at least in Danish culture — when the calendar turns to the cold, solitude-filled days of wintertime.

It’s a feeling and way of life that centers around coziness and companionship, including family and warm food as a buffer against loneliness, darkness and the cold.

Read more……………..

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EarthSky News: Which bird migrates the farthest?

Over its lifetime of about 25 years, an Arctic tern can fly nearly 3 times the distance from the Earth to the moon.

http://earthsky.org/earth/which-bird-migrates-the-farthest

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Patheos-Pagan: Everyone Loves a Witch Store in October

Everybody wants my job, or so I laughingly say. Customers check out with a wistful look, saying “It must be so great working here!” It is, and I am very happy. I manage a witch shop in Asheville, North Carolina. Or to cushion the shock for some people, I say it’s a “metaphysical book store.” It is both that, and so much more. It’s a community center, a hub, a respite, a place to feel empowered.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2018/10/everyone-loves-a-witch-store-in-october/

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Inner Journey:

BELIEVE IN MAGIC!

“…for magic to happen in your life, you must believe in magic.”
— Grandmother, quoted by Lynn Andrews

“Most of the time, we fall in love but can’t remain there. The world then calls the state we were in a delusion or infatuation … But we merely lacked, or someone else lacked, the emotional skills to hold on to the magicwhen the morning came. …In truth, we can go to the moon and retain its magic for a lifetime.”
— Marianne Williamson

“We think, sometimes, there’s not a dragon left. Not one brave knight, not a single princess gliding through secret forests … What a pleasure to be wrong. Princesses, knights, enchantments and dragons, mystery and adventure… not only are they here-and-now, they’re all that ever lived on earth! Masters of reality still meet us in dreams to tell us that we’ve never lost the shield we need against dragons, that blue-fire voltage arcs through us now to change our world as we wish.Intuition whispers true: We’re not dust, we’re magic!”
— Richard Bach

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

Sometimes instead of running from something scary in your life, it’s easier to learn not to be scared of it.

Let it stay. Pull up a chair. Share some iced tea.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cider Gelatin Salad 

Apple cider is used to flavor gelatin in this refreshing fruit salad.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cider-Gelatin-Salad-Recipe.html

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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)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
October 3, 2018

Nature

“Nothing in nature is isolated. Nothing is without reference to something else. Nothing achieves meaning apart from that which neighbors it.”

-Goethe (1749-1832)

Everything we have, everything we see, everything we are, has its roots in nature. We are all made up of the same basic materials! Look at your desk, the paper, wood and wicker that come from the trees, which grow from the earth. We feel disassociated from nature when we work in an office, and yet we can never get away from it. The water that runs through the rivers, and through our taps, and through our bodies, is all a part of nature. We are connected to the planet, and to each other, in ways seen and unseen

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 10 Things Money Can’t Do For You
True wealth is not in the money you have, but is made of those things that can never go away. Take a moment to focus on ten things that money can’t buy.
Read more….

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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/