Cat’s Morning Bits for November 23, 2021
Good Morning Beautiful Souls! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.
“Autumn is marching on: even the scarecrows are wearing dead leaves.”
- Otsuyu Nakagawa
Nov 1 All Saints Day
Nov 4 New Moon at 2:14 pm PST/ 3:14 pm MST/ 5:14 pm EST/
Nov 7 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)
Nov 11 Veterans Day
Nov 19 Full Beaver Moon at 12:57 am PST/ 1:57 am MST/ 3:57 am EST/
Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins
Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day (USA)
Spirit Library: Stillness of Zero Point
2021 has been a year where we have really felt the push and the pull between the old and the new, the past and the future, which has created both internal and external conflict. However, despite the conflict we stand now in the space between Eclipses, the space between dark and light where the energy shifts into the stillness of zero point.
QUEEN of All Monsters: Echidna – Greek Mythology Explained
Spirituality & Health: Astrology Studies: Elemental Wisdom, Part I—Water
BY MYRA GOODMAN
Life begins in water. Access the deep wisdom of this element within you and try a 5-minute guided meditation on water wisdom
ThoughtCo: Purple Dead Nettle
Like many of the herbs that we can use in magic, purple dead nettle is, for all intents and purposes, a weed. It will take over a spring garden in no time at all, spreading with wild abandon through your yard. So why not take advantage of its folklore and magic, and use it in your workings? It’s a handy little herb to harvest.
Journey Into Dreams: Hammer Dream Meaning and Symbolism
Hammers are a symbol of strength and power. Dreaming about a hammer can reflect how we are working on things in our life.
MBG: Everything You Need To Know About Sagittarius: Personality Traits, Compatibility & More
Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac (November 21 to December 21), and it’s represented by a centaur holding a bow and arrow. A mutable fire sign ruled by Jupiter, Sagittarius (or Dhanus in Vedic astrology) energy is adventurous and expansive
Today’s DIY: Making the best Vanilla Extract you have ever tasted.
Treehugger: 12 Amazing Soda Lakes Around the World
These surprisingly productive ecosystems can contain a diversity of life.
While the unusual chemical properties and extreme alkalinity of the world’s soda lakes may appear inhospitable for life, soda lakes are in fact among the most productive ecosystems in the world
EarthSky News: See Orion’s Belt as a celestial bridge
Look for Mintaka in Orion’s Belt
See the three stars at Orion the Hunter’s midsection? These stars are Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka. They’re very noticeable and famous in many cultures as Orion’s Belt. To the Aymara people of Bolivia, Peru and Chile, they represent a celestial bridge. And there’s good reason for that. These stars link the sky’s northern and southern hemispheres.
Patheos-Pagan: 5 Things I’m Thankful For This Year
I have mixed feelings about the spiritual practice of gratitude.
On one hand, much of what we enjpy did not come from our own labors. We benefit from the legacies of our ancestors, from the commonwealth of society, from the generosity of our fanily and friends, and from the graxe of our gods,
Pagan Playlist: Celtic Medieval Music – Deirdre’s Dream
GO FOR DEPTH
“Mastery does not come from dabbling. We have to be prepared to pay the price. We need to have the sustained enthusiasm that motivates us to give our best.”
— Eknath Easwaran
Our world now offers us a smorgasbord of opportunities. In the personal growth field alone, there is a myriad of books and products, all promising relief from what ails us. It’s easy to flip quickly from one program to another when something new captures our imagination.
If I long for change in my life, however, I need to do more than skim the surface. I need to make time and take time to both learn new approaches and then — most importantly — to apply what I’ve learned. If I jump around to new techniques too rapidly, I won’t benefit from any of them.
“Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts.”
A Note from the Universe
Always follow your heart, unless it’s been broken, then you must lead it.
Back into love,
Today’s Recipe: Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole
My family begs me to make this creamy baked dish every Thanksgiving and Christmas. What makes it so good is the pecan topping! Try it and I’m sure it will become your new tradition!
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
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr
Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.
November 23, 2021
“Much misconstruction and bitterness are spared to him who thinks naturally upon what he owes to others, rather than on what he ought to expect from them.”
-Elizabeth De Meulan Guizot
Our expectations can get us into trouble, they can keep us from fully participating. Instead of holding back, and asking “what’s in it for me?” we can choose to jump in and say: “how can I help?” Instantly, our perspective shifts, and our mood along with it.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Tower
The biggest danger you face today is being aloof and thus fail to see an approaching problem. This can cost you the chance to intercept the difficulty and minimize it, if not avoid it all together. Pay attention without getting paranoid, and take nothing and no one for granted. Danger may not lurk within every single shadow, but a small misstep can sometimes cause problems that are way out of proportion to the cause.
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