Cat’s Morning Bits for September 23, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 23, 2022

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

“Happy we who can bask in this warm September sun, which illumines all creatures, as well when they rest as when they toil,
not without a feeling of gratitude; whose life is as blameless, how blameworthy soever it may be, on the Lord’s Mona-day as
on his Suna-day.”

Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862

gardendigest.com

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September 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Weekly Forecast: September 18 – 24, 2022
Kelly M. Beard


The video version of this forecast, as read by Kelly, is available here.

9/18 ~ Mercury Rx (thinking) ~oppose~ Jupiter (learning): (2 of 3: 9/2 ~ 9/18 ~ 10/12)

Any opposition requires us to work with two distinct energies and get them to work together for the good of all involved. It is also a MidPoint which allows you that 180* view from the other side of your starting point (roughly 6-months ago).

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Spells specially for Mabon bringing health wealth and happiness to your life in the Autumn Equinox

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Spirituality & Health: Mother Aya
by Lesley-Ann Brown

How can plant sacred medicine bring us back to a place of rootedness?
In Robin Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass, we learn that the word for plants in many Native American languages translates to “those who take care of us.” Could you imagine a world without plants? I can’t—they feed us, provide material for everyday objects, and literally produce the very air that we breathe.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Herne, God of the Wild Hunt

By Patti Wigington
Updated on April 22, 2018
Behind the Myth
Unlike the majority of deities in the Pagan world, Herne has his origins in a local folktale, and there is virtually no information available to us via primary sources

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MBG: Pulled The Queen Of Wands Card In Reverse? Here’s What To Know, From Tarot Experts

Each of the 78 cards in a traditional tarot deck has its own unique meaning, and if you happen to pull a card and set it down in the reversed direction, the meaning can actually change a bit. In the case of the Queen of Wands card, here’s what to know if you pull it in reverse.

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Mabon & Autumn equinox | How to celebrate | Ritual, Kitchen witchery & Symbolism

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Exemplore: How to Make a Magical Dream Pillow
LYDIA WORKMANJUL 29, 2022

What Is a Dream Pillow?
A dream pillow is a bit of hand-sewn fabric stuffed with herbs. These are generally created for the purpose of relaxation. I would encourage those who want to make a dream pillow to integrate their personal passions and intentions into the creation of their pillow.

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Treehugger: 11 Curious Theodore Roosevelt National Park Facts

If it weren’t for a major east-west highway (Interstate 94) crossing North Dakota, this protected region of the Badlands would likely go unexplored by visitors even today. That’s because Theodore Roosevelt National Park,

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EarthSky News: Mercury greatest morning elongation October 8

Mercury will become visible near the sunrise point around the last few days of September 2022. Mercury will be brightest before sunrise from early to mid-October.

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Patheos-Pagan: Witches’ 2023 Astrological Calendar for Magickal Planning: Black Moon in Aries!

Now in it’s FOURTH year, I present my integrated 2023 astrological calendar for Witches and Pagans including Sabbats, Full and Dark Moon Esbats, all within the framework of the Pentacle Path of Elemental Witchcraft.

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Pagan Playlist: 【a playlist for tim burton vibes; part II (halloween edition)

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Inner Journey:

YOU KNOW THE WAY

“Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love … and to put its trust in life.”
— Joseph Conrad

How deeply do you trust your own guidance?

Always trust that you know what’s best for you. To move forward in your life, gather information from the “experts,” consider how their advice relates to your situation and then act only on what feels right for you. You are the only expert for your own life.

“I trust so much in the power of the heart and the soul; I know that the answer to what we need to do next is in our own hearts. All we have to do is listen, then take that one step further and trust what we hear. Wewill be taught what we need to learn.”
— Melody Beattie

“I never know what the next lesson is going to be, because we’re not supposed to know; we’re supposed to trust ourselves to discover it.”
— Melody Beattie

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Manifesting Reminders for Masters:

Reminder #1—When dreaming, know that anything can happen. In that magical state, the only price to be paid is with imagination. Having “it all” costs the same as having nothing at all.

Reminder #2—You’re now dreaming.

Whatever you want, –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: German Plum Rolls (Zwetschgenschnecken)

In Germany, cakes made with plum are very popular. This variation can be made as either a whole cake or as individual ‘tarts.’ I call them ‘rolls’ due to their appearance. They are very delicious on a Sunday fall afternoon with a hot cup of tea! They’re best when still warm and served with whipped cream!

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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

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Daily Wisdom
September 23, 2022

Reality

“We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.”

-Iris Murdoch

Have you ever been to Disneyworld? It’s a beautiful place – colorful, clean, fun, and full of surprises! And when we’re there, we know that it is all illusion – that it is all there for our enjoyment. We experience the rides as entertainment, even the scary roller-coasters. Yet when we’re in our own “world” we tend to take things so seriously. What would happen if we approached life as our own amusement park? Knowing that one ride takes us for a spin and another shakes us up and another lets us sit back and relax? What a concept! Then we could stop looking for reality all around us and start finding it inside of us.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Instinct and impulsive action will cause more trouble than they can solve today, so spend more time reasoning things out and being careful about what you say and do. Asking questions is a good idea. It will get you information you need, and show how thorough, bright, and capable you are. It might take a bit longer, but it will save time and effort in the end.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 22, 2022 Mabon Edition

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 22, 2022 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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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 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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“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


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Mabon & Autumn equinox | How to celebrate | Ritual, Kitchen witchery & Symbolism/ The witches’ cookery

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Learn Religions: Mabon Incense Blend

By Patti Wigington
Published on March 11, 2019
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. While incense isn’t mandatory for a good ritual, it certainly can help to set the mood.

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MBG: 7 Rituals To Help You Find Balance For The 2022 Autumn Equinox

Once again we are entering into a time of balance as we move into the Fall Equinox in the northern hemisphere (Spring Equinox in the southern hemisphere). We are also in a Mercury retrograde phase, so it is no surprise that the Universe is nudging us to reflect, rest, and simply be here now.

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The Canvas

The canvas of the summer is made of shades of green;

Emerald, jade, and serpentine with many in between.

When the harvest time begins the Lady takes up her brush;

She starts to add new colors, vibrant, bold, and lush.

Carnelian, garnet, and amber dots the forest floor;

She lets it dry a day or so before she adds a little more.

She works with slow precision as she paints each leaf with =are;

Ash, oak, and aspen glow; with gemstone hues everywhere.

When the landscape is complete she adds a turquoise sky;

Wild geese and soft white clouds gently sail on by.

To the lady we give thanks for the beauty that she brings;

Each season is a masterpiece that helps our spirits sing.

© LBolotin/Cat 9-3-07

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Exemplore: Seven Crystals to Use for Mabon
CLAIRE AUG 3, 2022

Crystals for Mabon
Mabon, also known as the autumn equinox, is the second harvest festival in the pagan wheel of the year. At this time of year, all or the majority of grain crops have been harvested and stored for winter, and there is an abundance of fruits and vegetables.

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EarthSky News: Great Square of Pegasus gallops into autumn sky

Great Square of Pegasus
Look east just after dark for the Great Square of Pegasus around the time of the September equinox (in 2022, it is on September 22). Throughout late September and October evenings, the Great Square will be ascending in the eastern evening sky.

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Patheos-Pagan: Autumn Equinox: Is Balance Even Possible?
SEPTEMBER 18, 2022 BY LISA WAGONER

September has snuck up on me once again, and soon it is time for the Autumn Equinox! The theme I see in all my pagan, witch, witch-adjacent, mystical emails and posts is of balance. Which got me thinking:

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Pagan Playlist: Mabon / Sowulo

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Inner Journey:

EXPERIENCE STILLNESS

“My greatest wealth is the deep stillness in which I strive and grow and win what the world cannot take from me with fire or sword.”
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

If our minds are always busy, they don’t get time to do basic maintenance – to sort, tidy up and take out the trash. If we don’t periodically clear out space in our minds, there’s no room for new ideas to take root.

Where do you find stillness each day and each week? Plan for quiet time, relaxation and stillness daily, even if it’s only for 5 or 10 minutes.

“For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.”
— Larry Eisenberg

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from Moody Moons Blog; Mabon Bacon Maple Cornbread
moodymoonsSeptember 15, 2021

Bacon maple cornbread combines three rich, traditional Mabon ingredients for a hearty addition to your Fall Equinox feast.

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Today’s Recipe: Witchin’ in the Kitchen: Fungus Aradia With Pappardelle Pasta Recipe
SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 BY HERON MICHELLE

I feel the autumn season approaching, and I suddenly yearn for fuzzy sweaters, chill air, and comfort foods. For me, pasta is one of those comforts, and this recipe is a favorite.

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Magical Correspondences for Mabon

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 bread

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

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

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Exemplore: Simple Wiccan Mabon Ritual for Solitaries (Without Ritual Tools)
MACKENZIE SAGE WRIGHTAUG 2, 2022

Simple Mabon Ritual
When the Sabbats approach, new Wiccans—or those just learning the Wiccan ways who are not quite sure of their path yet—may feel moved to observe the day.

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September Equinox Angel Message For You – The Equinox Gateway is Open!

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday, September 21, 2022

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

“Happily we bask in this warm September sun,
Which illuminates all creatures…”

Henry David Thoreau

gardendigest.com

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September 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library:

You’re the Adult
Brenda Hoffman

Dear Ones,

It is time to divert your attention from what was to what will be.

Many of you follow and believe in the world chaos reported through your media. You bemoan this fearful action and that angry statement believing there is nothing else to discuss.

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A Day in a Forest Cottage next to a Wild Wood (Autumn is here)

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Spirituality & Health: Four Flower Remedies for Highly Sensitive People
by Korynn Elliott

What are flower remedies, and how can they be utilized to help highly sensitive people navigate the world? A Mind-Body Medicine practitioner shares her thoughts.

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Learn Religions: Mabon History: The Second Harvest

By Patti Wigington
Updated on July 03, 2019
Two days a year, the Northern and Southern hemispheres receive the same amount of sunlight. Not only that, but each receives the same amount of light as they do dark

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MBG: The Autumn Equinox Is Coming Up—Here’s How To Keep Your Summer Glow

As summer comes to an end, you might be worried your vacation glow will begin to dull. While your tan may fade (unless you opt for self-tanner), your complexion doesn’t have to lose radiance. Here’s our healthy skin hack to keep your skin bright even during cooler months

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Exemplore: The Meaning of the Camel Power Animal as Your Totem
MAURICE GLAUDEJUN 9, 2019

In this article, we will explore several meanings and messages associated with the camel power animal and how it relates to your personal totem. Below, you will find themes related to the camel totem and how it might symbolize your personal journey.

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Treehugger: Dolphins Have the Largest Alliances, Second to Humans
These strategic groups help them gain access to females.

People, sometimes, are known for their cooperative relationships. The ability to create strategic alliances was thought to be unique to humans.

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EarthSky News: Equuleus the Little Horse on autumn nights

Equuleus the Little Horse is the 2nd smallest constellation in the sky. It’s a good target for the Northern Hemisphere’s fall sky, but only by knowing just where to look. But the good news is, if you have dark skies and can find the Summer Triangle, we can lead you to Equuleus, too.

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Patheos-Pagan: Mabon Sabbat Index: Rites, Recipes and Thealogy for Autumn Equinox Balance

The witch’s lesser sabbat of Mabon is celebrated at the autumn equinox, which occurs when we enter the airy, cardinal sign of Libra. Balance is the reason for this season!

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Pagan Playlist: Erutan – Raindancer [Full Album]

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Inner Journey:

TIME TO CHANGE DIRECTION?

“Employ the power of positive quitting. Most of us view quitting as something negative, but it’s not. ‘Winners never quit,’ we’re told, when, in reality, winners quit all the time: choosing to stop doing things that aren’tcreating the results they desire. When you quit all the things that aren’t working for you, when you quit tolerating all the negative things that hold you back, you’ll create a positive ‘charge’ in your life as well as create the space in your life for morepositive experiences.”
— Jim Allen

“I like thinking of possibilities. At any time, an entirely new possibility is liable to come along and spin you off in an entirely new direction. The trick, I’ve learned, is to be awake to the moment.”
— Doug Hall

“Persons and societies do not submit passively to surroundings and events. They make choices as to the places where they live and the activities in which they engage — choices based on what they want to be, to do andto become. Furthermore, persons and societies often change their goals and ways; they can even retrace their steps and start in a new direction if they believe they are on a wrong course. Thus, whereas animal life is prisoner of biological evolution whichis essentially irreversible, human life has the wonderful freedom of social evolution which is rapidly reversible and creative. Wherever human beings are concerned, trend is not destiny.”
— Rene Dubos

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A Note from the Universe

Folks are often so mesmerized by the gold medals, trophies, and daunting heights they aspire to, they tend to forget that their heroes and heroines, more often than not, started with far less than they now have.

You are poised for greatness,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Avocado Tomato Salad with Cucumbers

This is a fusion between Greek, Italian, and Latin cultures. This salad can add a healthy, yet very hearty, satisfying blend to any dinner. It is sure to release all of those endorphins including dopamine that make you feel great after pigging out at a fast food or a comfort food dinner but staying as healthy as can be. How many recipes can make that claim? Well this one can!

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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

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Daily Wisdom
September 21, 2022

Reality

“All our interior world is reality – and that perhaps more so than our apparent world.”

-Marc Chagall

Love, joy, bliss, peace – we experience all this in our interior world, yet we cannot draw a picture or take a photo of exactly what it looks like. Our interior world is so vast, so filled with amazing gifts. Yet where do we place our attention? We’re busy trying to make our apparent world, our exterior world, look good. When we look within, we find the abundance that we so desperately seek. It is there all the time!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

Not only may you be inherently happy today, you’ll be able to explore all manner of intellectual problems, puzzles, and concerns. Great satisfaction can come from even the smallest insight, and if you can connect with the right person, you may have a conversation that will enrich and inform you for months to come. You may be attracted to more difficult problems today, and you’ll be up to the challenge.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, September 19, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, September 19, 2022

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

“Lyric night of the lingering Indian Summer,
Shadowy fields that are scentless but full of singing,
Never a bird, but the passionless chant of insects,
Ceaseless, insistent.
The grasshopper’s horn, and far-off, high in the maples,
The wheel of a locust leisurely grinding the silence
Under a moon waning and worn, broken,
Tired with summer.”

Sarah Teasdale, September Midnights

gardendigest.com

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September 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spiritual Unite: DREAMING ABOUT VAMPIRES – SPIRITUAL SYMBOLISM
Susan Brunton

If you have been dreaming about vampires, it is important to understand the spiritual symbolism behind these creatures.

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Sigil Spell Bag – I am Powerful, Sigil Magic Charm Bag for health, wealth, career – Magical Crafting

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Spirituality & Health: 3 Druid Fall Rituals to Honor the Earth
by Dana O’Driscoll

Use druid practices to honor fall in your own way.


The druid tradition is a path of nature-based spirituality that focuses on building connection with the living earth and honors the cycles and seasons of nature. In the druid tradition, a special emphasis is placed on the two solstices and two equinoxes. The fall equinox, or Alban Elfed,

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Wise Woman Herbal ezine: A Blessing from the Trees ~ On Being Expanded
by Devorah Spilman

Rain and sun and wind and blessing, weaving joy around me and creating the magical forest I love so much! Come in with me for a blessing!

A Blessing from the Trees

We are always ready and happy to bless all of you from all of us in oneness.
Feel the eternal oneness of the moment.

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MBG: Born In September? Here’s What To Know About Your Birthstone

Each month of the calendar year has its own designated birthstone (and birth month flower), and the stone for September is none other than the sapphire. Here’s what to know about this beautiful birthstone, according to crystal experts.

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“An agitation of the air,
A perturbation of the light
Admonished me the unloved year
Would turn on its hinge that night.

I stood in the disenchanted field
Amid the stubble and the stones
Amaded, while a small worm lisped to me
The song of my marrow-bones.

Blue poured into summer blue,
A hawk broke from his cloudless tower,
The roof of the silo blazed, and I knew
That part of my life was forever over.

Already the iron door of the North
Clangs open: birds,leaves,snows
Order their populations forth,
And a cruel wind blows.”

Stanley Kunitz, End of Summer

gardendigest.com

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Exemplore: How to Read Birds as Omens and Signs
A FONTÉJUN 16, 2022

The Long History of Reading Birds as Omens & Signs
Since ancient times, people have looked to the heavens for signs, and since birds fly, it makes sense that people would perceive birds as messengers of the gods or fates. A

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EarthSky News: See the Beehive Cluster and moon in binoculars

If you’ve never seen the Beehive Cluster – Messier 44 or M44 – at the heart of the constellation Cancer the Crab, now’s your chance. The moon will lead you right to it on the morning of September 21, 2022. On that morning, the waning crescent moon passes about three degrees, or the width of six full moons

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Patheos-Pagan: Polytheist Theology: the Names, Functions, and Relationships of the Gods
SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


It’s time to get back to Conversations Under the Oaks, and I’m very happy that the latest round includes multiple questions on polytheist theology.. For one thing, I’m happy that people are thinking about the Gods.

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Pagan Playlist: Music for Mabon – Autumn Equinox songs (Summer’s End)

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Inner Journey:

RELIEVE THE PRESSURE COOKER

“Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life.”
— Mary Manin Morrissey

Journaling is a great way to release and let go. To get things off your chest. Our minds are our own worst enemies. The same thoughts go round and round in the same old ways and keep us stuck.

If something bothers you, write about it. Get it out so you can see it from a different perspective. Let it out. Let it go.

Owning and healing your pressure cooker is an important step in claiming your power, building your esteem and making your stand.

“In truth, to attain to interior peace, one must be willing to pass through the contrary to peace. Such is the teaching of the Sages.”
— Swami Brahmanada

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Wanting something means you believe you don’t have it.

Which you don’t want to believe or you may never get it.

Instead, you can recognize that which you don’t yet have by giving thanks, in advance, for receiving it.

Cool,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 20 Top Recipes for That Middle Ground Between Summer and Fall

Once Labor Day comes and goes, it’s easy to feel like we’re officially in the autumn season. But, in truth, we still have a few more weeks of summer to go!

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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

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Daily Wisdom
September 19, 2022

Reality

“There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.”

-Hermann Hesse

What is “real?” Something we can see with our eyes, feel with our hands? What “makes” something real? With virtual reality and reality-TV, these are tough questions these days! But we know what is really real when we know it in our heart. We know love is real.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

Be organized, stick to your personal routine, and don’t gloss over any steps if you want to get the results you have in mind. This could be a day better for practice than for performance. Do your best, be forgiving of yourself about any minor slip-ups, and have no regrets. You know what you’re already good at, so focus on that and glide through the day.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Friday, September 16, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Friday, September 16, 2022

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

“For summer there, bear in mind, is a loitering gossip, that only begins to talk of leaving when September rises to go.”

George Washington Cable

gardendigest.com

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September 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: You’re the Adult
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

It is time to divert your attention from what was to what will be.

Many of you follow and believe in the world chaos reported through your media. You bemoan this fearful action and that angry statement believing there is nothing else to discuss.

Read more….

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All you need for Mabon 2022 || The Wheel of the Year || Autumn Equinox

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Spirituality & Health: Form a Goddess Circle, Find Your Sacred Self
by Winter Ross

Maiden, Mother, or Crone, there’s a goddess circle for you.
The circle is an ancient and universal symbol of unity, sacredness, wholeness, infinity, the goddess, female power, and the sun

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Chrysanthemum Folklore & Magic

By Patti Wigington
Updated on March 06, 2017


When autumn rolls in, most of the flowers in our gardens are dying off, but the chrysanthemum is just beginning to bloom. Found in an array of colors from whites and purples to bright yellows and reds to rustic oranges and browns

Read more….

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MBG: Here Are The 13 Best Crystals For Libras, According To Experts

There’s no shortage of crystals out there, and you can look to your zodiac sign for clues on which ones are best for your personality. For all the Libras out there, whether you want to amplify your sun sign’s strengths or balance out its weaknesses, these are the stones that crystal experts recommend.

Read more….

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Ho’oponopono for Self love & Radical Forgiveness

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Exemplore: 6 Intriguing Things You May Not Know About Tarot
CHARLOTTE ALLISONSEP 7, 2022

Tarot Myths and Misconceptions
Tarot cards have long been associated with fortune-telling, phony storefront psychics, and rip-off artists who take advantage of vulnerable people. This is part of what gives tarot a bad rap.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 8 New Minuscule Geckos Discovered in Madagascar
The smallest is about 2 inches and they all have ‘cute’ faces.
By Mary Jo DiLonardo

They’re not bright and flashy like some of their relatives, but they certainly are tiny.

Eight new species of miniscule geckos were discovered by researchers in Madagascar.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon by Castor and Pollux September 20 and 21

On the mornings of September 20 and 21, 2022, the waning crescent moon slides by the bright stars Castor and Pollux in the constellation Gemini the Twins. Castor and Pollux are bright and easily noticed since they are close together in the sky.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Witch’s Guide to the Autumn Equinox (Mabon)
SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 BY JASON MANKEY

What Is It?

This is easy, it’s the Autumn Equinox, a time of (about) equal day and night. Beginning at the Autumn Equinox until the first day of Spring, there will be more darkness than light in the sky, or more nighttime and less daytime.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Dead Can Dance – Dionysus [Full Album]

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Inner Journey We Can’t Escape

“Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.”
— Orison Swett Marden

We can’t escape problems and negativity. Escaping just brings denial and suppression – we continue to carry the problem with us. Ironically, it is our lack of acceptance and resistance to the problem that creates the pain. Resistance builds up an energy wall or block that, if not discharged, gets suppressed into the body. These blocks identify places where we have not enough understanding or love.

For health, we must work through what we seek to avoid. How do we do this? We can love parts of ourselves that we don’t like. We can seek the lessons we are being invited to learn through the problem. We can examine our beliefs and seek to see different perspectives and a bigger picture. As our perspectives grow, more of life makes sense and has meaning.

“The Lord is a good psychologist: he knows the way our minds run. Turmoil can be the Lord’s way of tapping us on the shoulder and saying, ‘Don’t forget me.'”
— Eknath Easwaran

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

There are those scattered on every continent who are so compassionate and wise and loving that the depth of their character completely escapes those who are still relatively new to time and space.

How do you deal with that?

Incognito,

The Universe

tut.com

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Pioneer Thinking: How to Make Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

Red peppers and tomatoes both contain lycopene, which needs heating to reach its full nutritional benefits. These two recipes allow the lycopene to be released, so you can get the full benefits.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
September 16, 2022

Patience

“Steady, patient, persevering thinking, will generally surmount every obstacle in the search after truth.”

-Nathaniel Emmons (1745-1840)

Aren’t we all together in this search for Truth? Our quest for spiritual growth is impressive! And that’s what will get us there – the way that we surmount those obstacles and continue on. We know that we must be patient with our journey, and patient with ourselves. We know that there is no “instant” answer, but that answers unfold before us with wisdom and grace. We know that our patience is rewarded continually as we grow and experience more of who we really are.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death


Though no great demands may be made of you today, you may feel lackluster and just not setting the world on fire as you like to do. Everybody has a low energy day from time to time. Perhaps you’ve been pushing it too hard for too many days in a row and just need a short break. Don’t be lazy but be extra good to yourself. Tomorrow will be brighter.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, September 15, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, September 15, 2022

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

“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 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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New Age Hipster: New Mercury Retrograde Tarot Spread

HAPPY MERCURY RETROGRADE GORGEOUS SOULS!
And yes, I do mean that!

We live in a fast paced world where we hustle and grind ourselves into the ground on a daily basis.

Read more….

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Early Days of Autumn | Dark Academia & Movie Inspired Slow Living In English Countryside

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Spirituality & Health: 4 Lessons on Forgiveness From a Rescue Dog
by Sarah Bowen

Maggie the Wunderdog was shot, attacked, and left for dead, but, thanks to a rescuer, survived, is thriving—and is loving. Here are four lessons on forgiveness rescue dogs like Maggie teach us.

Read more….

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Mountain Rose Herbs: Blog: Bilberry and Hawthorn Berry Syrup

I am a fan of Lynn Rosseto Kasper’s public radio cooking show The Splendid Table. I was particularly intrigued with a 2020 episode in which she talked about a recipe for butternut squash roasted with a cider reduction syrup that she made by simply reducing sweet apple cider from four parts down to one part.

Read more….

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Outdoor Apothecary: Celebrating Mabon With Herbs & Ancient Traditions
September 14, 2021 / By Barbi Gardiner

Celebrating Mabon this fall? We’re celebrating with you! 🍂 Mabon, the Autumn Equinox is an excellent time to honor and acknowledge our ancestors. Mabon is a time to celebrate our connection to the Earth and all its mysteries

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Wild Fields Massage Oil Recipe

The Ingredients:

6-8 teaspoons grapeseed oil
6 drops of chamomile essential/fragrance oil
2 drops rose essential/fragrance oil
2 drops rosemary essential/fragrance oil

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Exemplore: Horses in Dreams and 11 Symbolic Meanings Including Falling, Color Symbolism, Talking Horses & More!
RÓISÍN AISLING IRELANDMAY 11, 2022

Horses are perennial favorites throughout our cultures. We write about them. We sing songs about them. We employ them in both recreation and in service. Seeing the wild horses of the Camargue region of France is an activity on more than a few folks’ bucket lists.

Read more….

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Moody Moons: What Non-Witches Can Learn From the Craft
moodymoonsAugust 16, 2022

Things non-witches can learn from the Craft.

If you’re a non-witch, but you’re open-minded about alternative spiritual paths, there are lots of things you can learn from the Craft without actually practicing it.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Cultivating Resilience & Orienting in the Place You Are – Part One
SEPTEMBER 11, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON


“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”– Audre Lorde

This quote/challenge has fueled me and inspired me long before the sheltering in place and physical distancing started. Long before things became different, quiet, as though there was a great pause

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Danheim – Skapanir (Full album 2020) Nordic Folk & Dark Viking Music

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Inner Journey: WHAT BLOCKS CONNECTION?

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”
— Joseph F. Newton

We experience soul when we really connect with life — when we stop and consciously experience what is happening.

We lose soul with:

resistance – to anyone or anything
superficiality – we avoid depth of experience
control – we try to control the relationship
selfishness – we remain self-centered.
Each of these attitudes fosters separation rather than connection. Once again, soul lives in relating.

Take time to become aware of, and perhaps journal on how you relate to other people and things in your life.

“We have to decide for ourselves what’s nourishing to our souls, and do those things over others.”
— Thomas Moore

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Until you speak, there isn’t a promise.

And until you move, there isn’t a path.

Yet do these simple things and you totally own me.

Friendsters forever,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Scrambled Egg Muffins

These egg muffins are made with lots of sausage and Cheddar cheese and will make a filling and fun treat at your next brunch. They’re pretty, hearty, and fun to serve.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
September 15, 2022

Patience

“Patience is not passive: on the contrary it is active; it is concentrated strength.”

-Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) English novelist

Look at people who are patient. Along with patience comes a kind of calm, a deep faith, a beautiful presence. Compared with people who are impatient – who seem stressed out, angry, and hurried. Who has more strength? The patient person can do anything because that person recognizes his or her connection with the Universe. Patience can move mountains!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress
Some big new opportunity could come your way today. Focus your attention on the one thing you want most to have happen and it won’t be able to resist you. You can be persuasive and graceful, smooth and strong all at the same time. Act with quiet confidence and be admired later. Today, enjoy having people listen and do almost everything you suggest.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wed. September 14, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wed, September 14, 2022

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

“September leaf
Blushing…
Remembering…
The torrid kisses
…Of July
September leaf
Sensing winter
….And oblivion
Shivers…
And whispers
“July, my only love” “Say you remember.”

LaRetha Adams, Before Winter

gardendigest.com

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September 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirituality & Health: Working With the Norse Goddess Freyja for Sensuality
by Patricia Lafayllve

In need of a deeper connection to your sensuality? Consider working with the Norse goddess Freyja.


One of the preeminent deities in the Norse pantheon is Freyja, worshiped by many Norse pagans (also known as heathens) and others across the world. Her name translates to “Lady,” and she is known by many other titles, including Horn (“Flax”), Syr (“Sow”), and Mardoll (closely defined as “Sea-Bright”).

Read more….

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How to celebrate Mabon | Ideas & Rituals for the Autumn Equinox/ The witches’ cookery

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Moody Moons: Mabon Recipe for Fall Harvest Stuffing
moodymoonsSeptember 5, 2022

Add this classic Mabon recipe to your traditional Fall Equinox table. And don’t even hope they’ll be leftovers. 🙂

Filling in the belly and warming in the soul, Mabon harvest stuffing captures the dreamy, cozy season of autumn in one little dish.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Acorns and Oaks

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 25, 2019


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.

Read more….

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MBG: The 5 Personality Types In Human Design + How To Work With Each

There’s no shortage of ways to assess our personalities, from astrology, to numerology, to Myers-Briggs—and if diving into your subconscious is your shtick, you’ll want to know about human design

Read more….

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Exemplore: Seven Crystals to Use for Mabon
CLAIREAUG 3, 2022

Crystals for Mabon
Mabon, also known as the autumn equinox, is the second harvest festival in the pagan wheel of the year. At this time of year, all or the majority of grain crops have been harvested and stored for winter, and there is an abundance of fruits and vegetables.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Larger Animals Can Better Handle Climate Change
Those with smaller litters are more resilient against changing weather patterns.

Climate change places all living things in an unwitting game of “Survivor.”

As extreme weather events—like prolonged droughts and heat waves—continue to get worse, animals are affected in different ways. A new study finds that certain characteristics have an impact on how mammals survive

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Neptune at opposition September 16, 2022

Earth will sweep between the sun and Neptune on September 16, 2022, placing the distant planet opposite the sun in our sky.

Neptune at opposition in 2022
When and where to watch in 2022: Neptune emerged in the east before sunrise by April 2022 and is visible in good binoculars or a telescope in the morning sky through mid-September.

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Patheos-Pagan: Short Notes on the Jinn, Demons, and the Mu’allaqat
SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 BY BADER SAAB

I’ve been reading about the jinn these days, and while it’s true that I haven’t paid much attention to this blog for a long time, the longest since I started it, I haven’t entirely forgotten about it. I recently started one of the books I have at hand, and have been discovering some interesting things about the Fire Spirits that I haven’t thought about before.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: If I Had A Heart (Norse Version) – Fever Ray/Vikings

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Inner Journey:

REAWAKEN YOUR CURIOSITY

“What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”
— Sigmund Freud

Why is this so?

Young children possess what Zen calls ‘beginner’s mind.’ They are awed and fascinated with the wonder of the world, open to discovering and experiencing new things. Anything is possible. Life is a great adventure.

For almost all of us, the systems that ‘educate’ us to be adults stifle our natural joy and curiosity. We lose touch with our innate appreciation of life. We forget how to dream.

The blessing is that with attention, patience and love, we can reawaken our sense of wonder. We can again dance with life.

“The mind WILL be free, or it will be dead.”
— Grace Llewellyn

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Being spiritual means a good many things and most of them are misunderstood by a good many people. So, to clarify, here’s how I see “it” and you:

Being spiritual means seeing yourself as divine, not just of the divine; a creator, not just the created. You needn’t be saved, forgiven, or fixed. You’ve already changed the world, added to its brilliance, and done enough.

You’re in time and space today, because in some long-forgotten time, you already earned your wings.

From a longtime super-fan,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

These breakfast bars are quick and easy to make. They freeze well and can be made with many combinations of fruits and nuts. Make these and freeze them for a quick breakfast on the go.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
September 14, 2022

Patience

“How poor are they that have not patience!

What wound did ever heal but by degrees?”

-Shakespeare, Othello

Sometimes we need to just get out of our own way and let nature do its thing. The seasons know how to change. It does no good to try to “hurry things up” so we can fit in one more vacation or whatever! So many things in this world just take care of themselves. There is an organizing power to the universe. Shouldn’t we allow this power to work for us? All we have to do is be patient. Everything will work out the way that it is supposed to.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

See through a false impression or some illusion that has been projected to throw you off course or to misjudge someone. Done innocently or deliberately, you can dispel that false impression and work your way right through it. You could even do this without challenging or confronting anyone directly, thus saving yourself the trauma of a showdown. Go slow when making any decisions that affect others

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday, September 13, 2022

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 goldenrod is yellow
The corn is turning brown
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down.”

Childrens song

gardendigest.com

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September 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: 11 Tricks for an Easier Transition
Jim Self


The primary objective of any transition (whether it’s a deliberate transition or one that steps into your life) is to accomplish your goal with as little stress and emotional, mental or physical upheaval as possible.

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Short Term Spells vs Long Term Spells – What’s the Difference?/ chaotic Witch Aunt

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Spirituality & Health: A Goddess Ritual for Summoning Sensuality
by Laurie Sue Brockway

Call upon Venus, the Roman goddess of love, to help you discover and delight in your inner sensual goddess.


Venus is the quintessential Roman goddess of love, beauty, and sensuality. Since ancient times, she has inspired women to appreciate their own bodies and desires and to cherish the love goddess within.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Setting Up Your Mabon Altar

By Patti Wigington
Updated on September 03, 2019


Mabon is the time when many Pagans celebrate the second part of the harvest. This Sabbat is about the balance between light and dark, with equal amounts of day and night. Try some or even all of these ideas — obviously, space may be a limiting factor for some, but use what calls to you most.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 18 Magnificent Types of Hawks and Where to Find Them

Hawks and eagles are among the more than 200 species of the family Accipitridae, a group of swift, strong raptors that kill other animals for food and are diurnal, or active during the day.

Read more….

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Quick Money Rice Recipe/ The Witch of Wanderlust

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Exemplore: 5 Pagan Family Harvest Crafts
MACKENZIE SAGE WRIGHTAUG 3, 2022

Lughnasadh (Lammas), Mabon, and Samhain Crafts
When Pagan holidays are coming, decorating can certainly help create a more festive atmosphere in your home—or at least on your altar. If you have kids, preparing for the sabbats can be a great way to raise enthusiasm and make them feel part of the celebration.

Read more….

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Moody Moons: Restarting Your Magical Practice After a Long Hiatus
moodymoonsAugust 31, 2022

The Craft is a lifelong journey. Like the rhythms of nature, it ebbs and flows.

During some seasons of your life, you feel especially drawn to your esoteric ways.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Octans and Apus circle the south celestial pole

Octans and Apus
Octans the Octant and Apus the Bird of Paradise circle the south celestial pole. If you want to see them, you’ll have to be in the Southern Hemisphere. In fact, the south celestial pole lies inside the constellation boundary for Octans.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan:

Phoenix Rising: Anchors – 7 Daily Spiritual Practice Ideas in 10 Minutes or Less
SEPTEMBER 6, 2022 BY ROBIN CORAK


Lately, I have been experiencing a lot of transitions in my life. In addition to the general chaos that this world has been experiencing for quite some time now, I find myself experiencing changes and loss on a level that is unusual for me.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Ajeet – Quiet (Live In The Garden)

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Inner Journey:

ON FREEDOM

“Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.”
— Stephen Covey

A Greek myth can help us understand the freedom that comes with power of choice.

In the Underworld, Sisyphus was condemned to roll a large stone up a hill from which it always rolled down again. Realistically, he was trapped in an endless cycle of rolling the stone. When he perceived himself to be imprisoned by the curse, he was a victim.

At one point, however, he turned the tables — he changed his mind and decided to CHOOSE to roll the stone up the hill. In doing so, he empowered himself and defused the curse.

“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.”
— Jean-Paul Sartre

“One cannot make a slave of a free person, for a free person is free even in a prison.”
— Plato

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A Note from the Universe

Whatever it is you want, however you want to have it, no matter why you want to have it, you can have it faster if you can first be happy without it.

Sneaky, clever, foxy, wry –

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Cowboy Candy (Candied Jalapenos)

These sweet and spicy jalapenos are so versatile and addicting. The heat from the jalapenos is highlighted by the subtle warming notes of cumin, anise and turmeric. Serve these on sandwiches, burgers and pizza, in cornbread, on a charcuterie board or even as a cocktail garnish!

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


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

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

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Daily Wisdom
September 13, 2022

Patience

“What is your need to eat the seed,

When growth might be so sweet?”

-Ann Wickham, 1915

Ah, this sounds almost like an offer, doesn’t it? Maybe we have a choice – instant, yet temporary satisfaction now – or a more long-lasting and genuine appreciation if we but wait a little bit. Patience brings its own rewards. When we are children, we want everything NOW! It is difficult for us to sit still and wait for anything. But as the years go by, we understand that some things are worth the wait. We begin to put great value on patience.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

Wake up with a bright, buoyant spirit that will prevent any snag or difficulty from getting you down. You should acknowledge no setbacks or let any problem get in your way. If something comes up that needs more attention, you’ll deal with it without thinking twice. You can deal with any delay and make a quick if not instantaneous recovery.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, September 12, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, September 12, 2022

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

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September 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spiritual Unite: WHEN YOU KEEP SEEING YOUR BIRTHDAY NUMBERS EVERYWHERE
Susan Brunton

It is said that numbers are spiritual in nature. They hold meanings, they’re used for divination and spiritual work by spiritualists of all kinds.

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ATLANTEAN Temple PRIESTESS Chant Meditation & Lemuria Deva Song Transmission (Goddess Frequency)

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Spirituality & Health: Bee-ing Here Now: Lessons From Honey Bees
by Sarah Bowen

What spiritual lessons can we clean from pollinators? Our resident animal chaplain offers wisdom from honeybees.
“What is that?” the mechanic queried, staring at a fuzzy spot on my Jeep’s engine block. I spied an intact, but most certainly dead, honey bee. “Oh no!” I gasped, reaching to relocate the tiny body into my palm. “Awwww,” gushed my burly companion.

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Learn Religions: Mabon Ritual To Honor the Dark Mother

By Patti Wigington
Updated on May 21, 2018


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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MBG: This Could Be A Rocky Week For Relationships, Astrologers Warn

With Mercury retrograde in Libra all week, this is the moment to recalibrate any connections that are slipping off balance. Here’s your horoscope from the AstroTwins.

Friday’s challenging dust-up between cosmic lovebirds Venus and Mars could bring a sharp wake-up call.

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Rich Witch Manifestation | Witchy book haul & Madrid witch vlog

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Exemplore: How to Start a Witch’s Garden (+7 Easy Plants to Include)
CLAIRE AUG 2, 2022

Witch Garden Ideas
Getting started growing herbs and plants to use in magic does not have to be complicated, nor does it require a lot of time, space or money. First of all, many plants and herbs with magical benefits will grow happily on a window sill or small balcony,

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Transformation – When Your Life is
Cracking Open by Misa Hopkins

When your life is cracking open…

It seems like everything is falling apart. Life was just starting to get a little easier and suddenly things have gotten much harder.

A part of you believes something wonderful is about to happen. Another part of you is afraid your dreams will never come true.

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EarthSky News: Visible planets and night sky September 2022

On September evenings, look for Jupiter above the eastern horizon after sunset. It lies directly south of the eastern side of the “Great Square,” a group of 4 stars in Pegasus. Between the Great Square and the bright planet is a pretty but faint group of 6 stars known as the “Circlet.” They compose the western section of the constellation Pisces. Jupiter – the second brightest of all planets – reaches opposition at 20 UTC on September 26, 2022

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Patheos-Pagan: 8 Things to do for Mabon as a Solitary Pagan
SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 BY JOHN BECKETT


Many Pagans are solitary practitioners, either by choice or by necessity. But a lot of Pagan activities for Mabon are designed for large groups.

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Pagan Playlist: Songleikr | Ulvetime (Hour of the Wolf)

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Inner Journey:

NO JUDGMENT

Everything in life holds both a blessing and a curse. We deny this when we label the events of our lives as either good or bad. The following old Zen story illustrates this lesson most effectively.

A farmer had a horse but one day, the horse ran away and so the farmer and his son had to plow their fields themselves. Their neighbors said, “Oh, what bad luck that your horse ran away!” But the farmer replied, “Bad luck, good luck, who knows?”

The next week, the horse returned to the farm, bringing a herd of wild horses with him. “What wonderful luck!” cried the neighbors, but the farmer responded, “Good luck, bad luck, who knows?”

Then, the farmer’s son was thrown as he tried to ride one of the wild horses, and he broke his leg. “Ah, such bad luck,” sympathized the neighbors. Once again, the farmer responded, “Bad luck, good luck, who knows?”

A short time later, the ruler of the country recruited all young men to join his army for battle. The son, with his broken leg, was left at home. “What good luck that your son was not forced into battle!” celebrated the neighbors. And the farmer remarked, “Good luck, bad luck, who knows?”

“Do not judge, and you will never be mistaken.”
— Jean Jacques Rousseau

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A Note from the Universe

A few words on the seemingly infinite ways to be happy,:

Only happy will make you happy.

Just be it,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Amazing Pumpkin Pancakes

The pumpkin pancake story/recipe – On Sunday mornings I always make a big breakfast for my family. This past Sunday I woke up craving pancakes. So, I got out of bed while the house was still nice and quiet

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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

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Daily Wisdom
September 12, 2022

Patience

“Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.”

-Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

It is easy to understand that patience is important, and even necessary – but why is being patient such a hard thing to do?! It seems so contradictory to what we have learned about taking action… and yet, it is equally as essential. There is a time when we must sit back and do nothing, when we must allow nature to take its course and not impose our human conditions and expectations upon it. Being patient involves having faith, that inner knowingness that all is as it is because it is.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 9, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 9, 2022

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

“Grant, Goddess, thy protection,
And in protection, strength,
And in strength, understanding,
And in understanding, knowledge,
And in knowledge the knowledge of justice,
And in the knowledge of justice, the love of it,
And in that love, the love of all existences,
And in the love of all existences, the love of Goddess and all goodness.”

Iolo Morganwg, Gorsedd Prayer

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September 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: The Making of a Good Day
Cheryl Richardson


I was enjoying a lazy afternoon strolling through the aisles of our local Marshalls department store looking for a set of bowls for our kitchen. Over the years I’ve found lovely dishes at this store and it always feels like I’m embarking on a treasure hunt when it’s time for something new.

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Ho’oponopono for Self love & Radical Forgiveness

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Spirituality & Health: Like a Fox: Tapping Into Our Intuitive Cunning
by Ashley Brown

Whether you encounter a fox in person or in dreams, this intelligent animal spirit can help you identify boundaries and navigate your path.
On a solo travel adventure in a part of Arizona I’d never been to before

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Learn Religions: Mabon Balance Meditation
Celebrating the Dark and the Light

By Patti Wigington
Updated on January 03, 2019


Mabon is one of those times of year that affect people in different ways. For some, it’s a season to honor the darker aspects of the goddess, calling upon that which is devoid of light. It’s a time of both positive and negative energy. For others

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Exemplore: How to Remove a Love Spell With Infused Moon Water
BEV G AUG 2, 2022

Love Spell Background
Once upon a time, I was asked to do a tarot reading. The seeker was a young man—let’s call him Josh. Josh was bewildered because he’d been unable to end his relationship with his girlfriend, though he was adamant that he wanted to end it.

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Treehugger: Rare Glittery Hummingbird Rediscovered in Colombia
The Santa Marta sabrewing has only been documented twice before.

It was a remarkable day for a bird-watching scientist in Colombia.

Yurgen Vega was working in July when he spotted a striking bright blue and emerald green hummingbird flitting about in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains.

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EarthSky News: 2022’s September full moon is the Harvest Moon

When and where to look in 2022: Look for the bright, round full moon rising in the east at sunset on September 9, glowing in the south near midnight and dropping low in the west before sunrise.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Role of Art in Paganism
SEPTEMBER 6, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


In this post we address four questions on three topics, beginning with the question of art in Paganism.

The role of art in Paganism
What’s the role, responsibility, or purpose of art in a Pagan or polytheist path?

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Pagan Playlist: SOL – Sowulo 2017|Nordic Pagan Folk

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Inner Journey:

YOU KNOW THE WAY

“Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love … and to put its trust in life.”
— Joseph Conrad

How deeply do you trust your own guidance?

Always trust that you know what’s best for you. To move forward in your life, gather information from the “experts,” consider how their advice relates to your situation and then act only on what feels right for you. You are the only expert for your own life.

“I trust so much in the power of the heart and the soul; I know that the answer to what we need to do next is in our own hearts. All we have to do is listen, then take that one step further and trust what we hear. We will be taught what we need to learn.”
— Melody Beattie

“I never know what the next lesson is going to be, because we’re not supposed to know; we’re supposed to trust ourselves to discover it.”
— Melody Beattie

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A Note from the Universe

The secret to performing miracles lies in:

Knowing your desired outcome.

Not knowing how you’ll pull it off.

Proceeding anyway.

When you move, I move –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy BBQ Pulled Mushrooms

Easy Plant-based Recipe Win Filled with Barbecue Flavour
Whether you have access to a grill or not, chances are you crave that meaty barbecue flavour from time to time. While ribs are of course the classic barbecue kings

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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

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Daily Wisdom
September 9, 2022

Success

“Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.”

-Corita Kent

Present-moment awareness. Being awake and aware and alive to the beauty and abundance in and around us at all times. Wow. How could that be anything less than success?

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

It might be a busy day, but try to make some time for yourself. Any time you spend meditating or settling your mind will be time well spent. It doesn’t have to be spent sitting around and being idle all day. Staring pensively into that cup of tea for a few moments can be equally beneficial. Calm your mind, and your heart, and make it an at-peace day.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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