Cat’s Morning Bits for October 29, 2021 “Samhain Edition”

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 29, 2021 “Samhain Edition”

Samhain Blessings Beautiful Souls! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with these “Sabbat 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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October Quotes

“I will dance
The dance of dying days
And sleeping life.

I will dance
In cold, dead leaves
A bending, whirling human flame.

I will dance
As the Horned God rides
Across the skies.

I will dance
To the music of His hounds
Running, baying in chorus.

I will dance
With the ghosts of those
Gone before.

I will dance
Between the sleep of life
And the dream of death.

I will dance
On Samhain’s dusky eye,
I will dance.”

  • Karen Bergquist, An Autumn Chant

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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PaganLibrary: Samhain
Kenny Klein


Red leaves are carried in the salt west wind
And turn to brown on dry soil.
The sun is bright still, but not warm
On the last rich gold of scattered fall.
The great wheel turns, another year
Old, bright gold with death.
Bare branches now, the Old Lord’s limbs,
Chill wind the Old Lord’s breath.

Read more….

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Celebrate Samhain with me | Folk Witchcraft | Ancestor Ritual | Witch vlog

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Exemplore: Seven Crystals for Samhain (Claire)

Samhain is one of the major festivals on the pagan wheel of the year. It is the time of the third and final harvest and the end of the cycle of birth, life, and growth. Samhain is the beginning of a time of quiet and stillness and is celebrated by many witches and pagans as the start of a new year.

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ThoughtCo: Sacred Plants of the Samhain Sabbat

In most modern Pagan traditions, plants and their folklore are an integral part of belief and practice. In particular, many of the Sabbats are associated with the magical properties of different plants.

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Journey Into Dreams: Ghost Dream Symbol and Meaning
Dreaming of a ghost usually symbolizes being haunted by something in the past or that old memories are being brought up again by recent events. Common Ghost Dream Meanings:

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3 Pagans And a Cat: Samhain Celebration: Review. Release. Renewal.

For Witches, the month of October is the Season of the Witch. a time when we celebrate the Craft, experience the thinning of the veil and enjoy the delights of Autumn.

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“Tonight as the barrier between the two realms grows thin,
Spirits walk amongst us, once again.
They be family, friends and foes,
Pets and wildlife, fishes and crows.
But be we still mindful of the Wee Folke at play,
Elves, fey, brownies, and sidhe.

Some to trick, some to treat,
Some to purposely misguide our feet.
Stay we on the paths we know
As planting sacred apples we go.

This Feast I shall leave on my doorstep all night.
In my window one candle shall burn bright,
To help my loved ones find their way
As they travel this eve, and this night, until day.
Bless my offering, both Lady and Lord
Of breads and fruits, greens and gourd.”

  • Akasha, Samhain Ritual
  • gardendigest.com

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A Simple Samhain Ritual

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Elephant Journal: Turnips, not Pumpkins: how to revive the True Spirit of Halloween.

More this year than any other, I have seen an increase of posts regarding pumpkin picking in the United Kingdom.
They talk of family fun days in farmyards, or rain-sodden, almost barren fields with some obligatory straw thrown around to give it an “authentic” autumnal, pumpkin patch feel.

The problem is, unlike in the United States, seeing so many pumpkins in the UK is not an authentic scene.

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MULLED CIDER FOR SAMHAIN

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EarthSky News: Halloween is an astronomical holiday

Halloween is a cross-quarter day
Halloween – short for All Hallows’ Eve – is an astronomical holiday. Sure, it’s the modern-day descendant of Samhain, a sacred festival of the ancient Celts and Druids in the British Isles. But it’s also a cross-quarter day. The cross-quarter days fall more or less midway between the equinoxes (when the sun sets due west) and solstices (when the sun sets at its most northern or southern point on the horizon). Halloween – October 31 – is approximately midway between our autumn (September) equinox and winter (December) solstice.

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Patheos-Pagan: Samhain Incense and Divination by Fire by Jessica Ripley

This is a Samhain incense recipe and divination by fire ritual that you can do to get the answers you need. Make offerings to your deities, ancestors, and spirit guides before performing this ritual. and..

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Pagan Playlist: Samhain by Lisa Theil

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“As I went out walking this fall afternoon,
I heard a whisper whispering.
I heard a whisper whispering,
Upon this fine fall day…

As I went out walking this fall afternoon,
I heard a laugh a’ laughing.
I heard a laugh a’ laughing,
Upon this fine fall day…

I heard this whisper and I wondered,
I heard this laugh and then I knew.
The time is getting near my friends,
The time that I hold dear my friends,
The veil is getting thin my friends,
And strange things will pass through.”

  • The Veil is Getting Thinner
  • gardendigest.com

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Kitchen Witch Cookbook: Pumpkin Spice and Brown Sugar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds for Samhain

Samhain is, among other things, the witches new year. We look back on the previous year, let go of what no longer serves us, let go of the phases in our lives/versions of ourselves that have reached their death, and look forward to/plan for what is to come. That’s why I decided to make some roasted pumpkin seeds for the New Year aspect of Samhain

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Magical Correspondences for Samhain

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Music for Halloween – Samhain songs (mysterious, creepy, dark, spooky music)

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Samhain Ritual and Tarot Spread for Witches at Wayfinder

. What is your shadow hiding? Something to bring to life? What needs to be burned in your cauldron? What do you need to let go of? Something to celebrate. An intention you are planting for this witches’ new year. *You do not have to be of Scandinavian ethnicity for this practice to be meaningful to you.

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 28, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 28, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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October Quotes

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth
seeking the successive autumns.”

  • George Eliot

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Yield into this Moment
Kate Spreckley

This is a time of unquestionable change, transformation, and deep inner growth where we are establishing within us a profound inner strength and power. The energies are creating a vibratory dynamic that will continue to infuse our entire existence and empower us to awaken a greater feeling and sense of who we are and what we are here to do

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

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Pioneer Thinking: Rosemary Nail and Cuticle Balm

Rosemary has long been regarded as the preserver of youth, just by smelling the plant. Maybe this is because it is beneficial for restoring mental alertness and is known to help strengthen fragile blood vessels, improve circulation and relieve headaches that this herbaceous slightly medicinal smelling plant came to get this title

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Folklore – Halloween Superstitions and Legends

While we Pagans are celebrating Samhain on October 31 (or at the beginning of May, if you’re one of our southern hemisphere readers), for many of our friends and neighbors, this is the Halloween season. No matter what you choose to call it, or how you’re celebrating, this time of year has been a source of superstitions and folklore for a very long time

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams: Planets and Space Dream Meaning
Did you have a dream about planets? Learning the meaning of planets in our dreams can be helpful for understanding the current events happening in our life.

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Pagan Library: Halloween Chant
Anon
This chant can be outdoors around a bonfire or inside around an extra large altar candle.

Fire red, summer’s dead,
Yet shall it return.
Clear and bright in the night,
Burn, fire, burn!

Dance the ring, luck to bring,
When the year’s aturning.
Chant the rhyme at Hallowstime,
When the fire’s burning.

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Block Breaker Protection Jar | Yeyeo Botanica

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Elephant Journal: How I Use Tarot Therapy to Unlock the Subconscious Mind.

Lately, the majority of my posts have centered around the journey of my spiritual evolution.
This past week began with a nuclear blast of regression, only to bounce back and find my stride again. With that aside, I want to talk about tarot. I’ve noticed a TikTok trend for the last several months: “Your ex is coming back. They are in a karmic; they are your twin flame…blah blah blah.

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Treehugger: Former Research Chimp Celebrates a Big Birthday
Emily turns 57 at Save the Chimps sanctuary in Florida.

The oldest chimpanzee resident of Save the Chimps sanctuary is celebrating a big birthday. Emily is estimated to be turning 57 years old this month

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EarthSky News: Cassiopeia and Perseus on October evenings

If you know how to locate the easy-to-spot constellation Cassiopeia the Queen, with its distinctive M or W shape, then you’re ready to find Perseus. Perseus the Hero follows Cassiopeia across the sky as seen from the Northern Hemisphere on autumn and winter evenings. Cassiopeia and Perseus are tokens of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere

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Historic Mysteries: Stingy Jack and the History of the Jack-o’-Lantern
by Les Hewitt

The traditions of Halloween originate from a blend of Samhain, the Celtic celebration marking the end of the summer harvest, and Christian traditions honoring saints and martyrs. Trick-or-Treating and scary costumes are just two ancient traditions that have survived. Today, one of our most beloved Halloween customs is pumpkin carving. This too has been around for many centuries, except that in Ireland, they used turnips and rutabagas

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Pagan Playlist: Elven forest ( music compilation )

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Inner Journey:

DO YOU OWN YOUR LIFE?

“The meaning of life is to give life meaning.”
— Ken Hudgins

When we own our lives, we accept what we’ve inherited and the experiences we hold in our memories. We also claim our right to create new conditions if we’re not happy with what’s come before. We assume responsibility for changing what does not suit us. Weacknowledge our own special talents and skills, and truly comprehend our right to enjoy the journey. In short, we embrace the meaning and purpose, the mystery and the beauty of our lives.

Do you feel that you own your life at the moment?

“I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I’ve written for myself… and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.”
— Shirley MacLaine

“Life is too short to be little.”
— Benjamin Disraeli

“Every man dies, but not every man lives….”
— Garth Brooks

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You are not meant to bear that which you find unpleasant you are meant to change it.

Boom,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Monster Munch Halloween Popcorn Mix

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
October 28, 2021

Motivation
“I want to do it because I want to do it.”

-Amelia Earhart


Sometimes motivation cannot be explained. It simply is. Maybe it’s how we are guided in our spiritual growth. We each have our own road to travel, and we’re making decisions which way to turn all the time. We’re motivated to keep going, to see what is around that next corner.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

It may be hard to be serious and stick to those dull but crucial tasks that keep the day running smoothly. Be systematic, cheerful, and don’t let it show if you feel undervalued or underappreciated. Save your sharp wit and cleverness for another time and place. Time spent with younger people or children can lift your spirits and keep things in perspective for 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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 22, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 22, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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October Quotes

“The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry’s cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.

The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I’ll put a trinket on.”

  • Emily Dickinson, Nature 27 – Autumn

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Focus On What Is Most Productive
Kate Spreckley

We are reaching the conclusion of a cycle that is inspiring us to overcome our challenges and to initiate the new. The less resistance we have to change the easier our transformation will be. However, we are being pushed towards a major breakthrough and as such many are feeling pressured as inner fears and frustrations surface.

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Viking Ghost Stories: The Three Funerals of Thorolf Twist-Foot

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Pioneer Thinking: Exquisite Sandalwood Massage Oil Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 8-10 teaspoons grapeseed oil
  • 6 drops of sandalwood essential/fragrance oil
  • 2 drops lavender essential/fragrance oil
  • 2 drops rosewood essential/fragrance oil
  • 2 drops rose essential/fragrance oil

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Folklore – Halloween Superstitions and Legends

While we Pagans are celebrating Samhain on October 31 (or at the beginning of May, if you’re one of our southern hemisphere readers), for many of our friends and neighbors, this is the Halloween season. No matter what you choose to call it, or how you’re celebrating, this time of year has been a source of superstitions and folklore for a very long time

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams:Labyrinth or Maze Dream Meaning
When we dream about a maze or a labyrinth it can give us insight into how we feel about our life’s journey, problems we are having and choices we need to make.

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MBG: What It Means If You Don’t Resonate With Your Sun Sign, From Astrologers

Despite sun signs getting tons of attention in astrology, they’re actually just one of the many planetary positions that come together to make up your birth chart. So if you’ve always felt like your sun sign just doesn’t sync up with your personality, not all hope is lost. We asked mbg’s resident astrologers, the AstroTwins, where else you can look on your chart for insights.

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Daily Magick Snippets

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)

 Flower: Chrysanthemum, Geranium

Trees: Blackthorn and Holly

Bach Flower Remedy: Chickory

Essential Oil: Cumin and Ylang-Ylang

Planet: Mars

Lucky Day:Tuesday

Element: Water

source: flower and tree magic by Richard Webster

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Today’s DIY: Crafting A Calendula and Rose Salve From Scratch

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Elephant Journal: How to Retrieve our Lost Connection to Halloween & Celebrate it Right.

If you’re in the northern hemisphere, you are seeing pumpkin adorned front steps and spooky Halloween lawn decorations everywhere.
If you’re a parent or have any inclination to celebrate Halloween, you’re probably scrambling to figure out costumes.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Fish Camouflage Better Without Their Friends Around

There’s safety in numbers.

That’s easy to see (or actually, not so easy to see) with scores of small fish called gobies. New research finds that these fish don’t camouflage completely when they’re in groups, likely because they’re more protected from predators.

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EarthSky News: Auriga The Charioteer And Bright Capella On October Evenings

Auriga the Charioteer is a popular constellation for Northern Hemisphere observers in autumn, because its flashing star advertises its presence. Capella, the brightest star in Auriga, flashes red, blue and green when it’s close to the horizon and seen through a thick layer of Earth’s atmosphere. Close to Capella are a pair of stars known as The Kids, baby goats that the Charioteer carries. Auriga houses three star clusters, easy targets to hunt down with binoculars.

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Patheos-Pagan: A Solitary Ritual for Samhain
LISA WAGONER

October is such a busy month for many of us, yet with a pandemic overlay and many outside obligations, Samhain itself can feel like it’s at the end, an exhausting finish line.

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Pagan Playlist: Music for Halloween – Samhain songs (mysterious, creepy, dark, spooky 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

When you are happy they will appear.

“They” being your agents, partners, clients, house plans, garden paths, friends, laughter, confidence, inspiration, charisma, and bunny slippers.

Word,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Zombie Eyes (Halloween Meatballs)

These are a must for your Halloween party! Not only are they fun, these meatballs are super-moist and flavorful. Use disposable forks for easy clean up.

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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 22, 2021

Earth
“In this broad earth of ours,
Amid the measureless grossness and the slag,
Enclosed and safe within its central heart,
Nestles the seed perfection.

-Walt Whitman (1819-1892)


There is an underlying perfection to this world. Sometimes we can’t see it with all the problems and pollution, but it is there anyway. When we hold that truth in our consciousness, and focus on that perfection, we can bring it into the light. Think peace.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 15, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 15, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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October Quotes

“October is nature’s funeral month. Nature glories in death more than in life. The month of departure is more beautiful than the month of coming – October than May. Every green thin loves to die in bright colors.”

  • Henry Ward Beecher

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Restoring Connection to the Earth
Kate Spreckley


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The Light is gathering and manifesting upon the Earth bringing forth a rebalancing within of all creation. The false ideas of separation between ourselves and the rest of life is being dissolved offering us the opportunity to embrace and consciously know our innate connection to the universe, the earth, nature, and each other. Our belief in the illusion of separation has caused our imbalances and as we continue to awaken and heal, we bring ourselves back into alignment with all of creation

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Spell Walkthrough: House Protection

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Spirituality & Health: The Spiritual Meaning of Moon Phases BY KALIA KELMENSON

Waning, waxing, full, or new—each moon phase has its own meaning and brings opportunities to harness its energy through rituals and practices.

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ThoughtCo: How To Make a Soul Cake for Samhain

Soul cakes were traditionally baked as a gift for the spirits of the dead. In many European countries, the idea of “Souling” became an acceptable alternative for Christians.

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Journey Into Dreams: Glass and Broken Glass Dream Symbol Meaning
What does it mean to dream about glass? Whether it’s broken glass or a crystal clear vase, learn the symbolism and meaning of glass in dreams.

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MBG: How To Use Selenite For Deep Energetic Cleansing, From Crystal Experts

There are a number of different crystals out there to help with everything from protection to love. But of all the crystals available, few are better for clearing energy than selenite. Here’s why this crystal is a fan favorite of so many, plus how you can use it yourself.

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Daily Magick Snippets: Magickal Names From Stones

Flint (grey, brown black)

This is very strong magickal name filled with strength. It is good for people who want to feel useful, or who are exploring their artistic side. It also helps people who are dealing with fear in their lives and need extra strength to get through it.

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Today’s DIY: Crafting A Calendula and Rose Salve From Scratch

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“Perhaps the most famous icon of the holiday is the jack-o-lantern. Various authorities attribute it to either Scottish or Irish origin. However, it seems clear that it was used as a lantern by people who traveled the road this night, the scary face to frighten away spirits or faeries who might otherwise lead one astray. Set on porches and in windows, they cast the same spell of protection over the household. (The American pumpkin seems to have forever superseded the European gourd as the jack-o-lantern of choice.) Bobbing for apples may well represent the remnants of a Pagan ‘baptism’ rite called a ‘seining’, according to some writers. The water-filled tub is a latter-day Cauldron of Regeneration, into which the novice’s head is immersed. The fact that the participant in this folk game was usually blindfolded with hands tied behind the back also puts one in mind of a traditional Craft initiation ceremony.”

  • Mike Nichols, All Hallow’s Eve

gardendigest.com

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Treehugger: 10 Facts That Make Valley Forge National Historical Park a Natural Wonderland

Although Valley Forge National Historical Park is famous for the location’s significant role in the American Revolutionary War, this celebrated site encompasses so much more than historical gravitas. The Pennsylvania national park is also home to rolling hills, lush countryside, a wide variety of protected wildlife, and an extensive trail system.

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EarthSky News: Deneb Kaitos Marks The Tail Of Cetus

Deneb Kaitos is the brightest star in the constellation Cetus the Whale (or Sea-Monster). In star names, the word deneb usually means tail. And so it is with this star. It marks the tail of Cetus. Deneb Kaitos is also known by two alternate names, Beta Ceti and Diphda. It shines at magnitude 2, making it about as bright as Polaris the North Star. Neither Polaris nor Deneb Kaitos shines brightly enough to be super noticeable. But both are well within the limit of visibility to the unaided eye. Based on parallax measurements, Deneb Kaitos lies at an estimated distance of 96 light-years from Earth.

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic pagan song for Samhain Halloween 2020

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Inner Journey:

PERCEPTION DEFINES OUR REALITY

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”
— Henri Bergson

Our entire universe is energy — vibrating waves of pure potential. The electromagnetic vibrations of our consciousness interact with the energetic potential that exists everywhere as the life force to ‘collapse’ the waves and create matter. So the patterns of our minds create the form of our world.

By simply observing a form, we influence it. We in turn are influenced by others. This challenges us to be more aware of the quality of our being and the vibrations we transmit.

“There is no reality in the absence of observation.”
— The Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Being super fabulous can only come from being a super you.

And being a super you pretty much comes from using me, constantly.

Life is easy,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Halloween Gummy Worm Ice Cubes

These Halloween ice cubes can be made with plain water or sparkling lemon-flavored water. They are a great addition to a Halloween punch for kids.

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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 15, 2021

Contentment
“Our happiness or unhappiness depends as much on our temperaments as on our luck.”

-La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)


Contentment is a choice. We have the choice in how we perceive our situations. We have the choice in how we react, and respond, to any circumstance. Circumstances change, and so can our temperament. Why not choose to look on the bright side? Let’s try it, and see how it feels. Shift.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

People may look to you to get some enthusiasm back into their lives. If sagging a little in spirit yourself, you can still inspire others. This can cheer you up, too, so don’t underestimate a small glimmer of joy in something that you genuinely love. No one has to agree with you. They only have to allow you to do what feels best to you – and you to them.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 13, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 13, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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October Quotes

“The gilding of the Indian summer mellowed the pastures far and wide.
The russet woods stood ripe to be stripped, but were yet full of leaf.
The purple of heath-bloom, faded but not withered, tinged the hills…
Fieldhead gardens bore the seal of gentle decay; … its time of
flowers and even of fruit was over.”

  • Charlotte Brontë

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: What is Limiting the Expression of Your Soul
Kate Spreckley

As we stand at this juncture in our human history, we are required to take time integrate our experiences, to let go of that which we have outgrown and discover a deeper understanding of who we are and what we as a human race require for our continued existence.

Read more….

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A witches guide to making October magical 🍁 Ideas, DIYs & Rituals

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Spiritual Unite: 18 WAY THE UNIVERSE SENDS YOU MESSAGES
We all know that the universe sends us messages every day. Some people call them signs, and some people just think they’re coincidences.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: The History of the Pagan Samhain Sabbat

Most folks know Samhain as Halloween, but for many modern Pagans, Samhain is considered a Sabbat to honor the ancestors who came before us, marking the dark time of the year. It’s an excellent time to contact the spirit world with a seance because it’s the time when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams:

Eggs Dream Meaning
What does it mean to dream about an egg? Learn the signs and symbolism of eggs dream meaning.

Read more….

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MBG: What It Means To Be A Fire Sign & How To Find Balance

Each of the 12 astrological signs falls under one of the four elements: fire, earth, air, and water. There are three signs per element, with the fire signs being Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.

Read more….

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Simple & Daily Protection (Witch of Wanderlust)

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Elephant Journal: 11 of my Favourite Fall Rituals.

Fall is one of my favourite seasons.
The air gets cooler, holiday decorations make their rounds, and it’s the beginning of festive parties and get-togethers with family and friends. If you’re anything like me, your Halloween decorations are out the day it’s officially autumn. You’ve made plans to visit the pumpkin patch, and the excitement of delicious meals with those we love (or like) is stirring.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Wildlife Officers Remove Tire That Was Around Elk’s Neck for 2 Years

For more than two years, an elk has been roaming the Colorado wilderness with a tire around its neck. Although wildlife officials aren’t sure how it got there, they finally were able to take it off.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: What Are Star Trails, And How Can I Capture Them?

With a steady mount, long exposures and a few other tricks, photographers can take images of star trails, showing the motion of the stars over the sky during a period of minutes or hours. Often, the camera stays pointed at Polaris, the North Pole Star, or at the south celestial pole (not marked by a single star) in the Southern Hemisphere.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Corner Crone: Tarot by the Moon – Book Review
MARTHA KIRBY CAPO

In the Introduction to this very practical book, Constantino writes that “much of this book is channeled. It is designed to bring healing to all who need it, to assist you on the paths of awareness and manifestation, and…

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Pentangle – Willy O Winsbury (Set Of Six ITV, 27.06.1972)

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Inner Journey:

OVERWHELMED?

“Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.”
— Mike Wickett

Are you easily overwhelmed? If so, answer this question in your journal:

While growing up, what did you experience too much of?

Experiencing too much of something leads to feelings of overwhelm. When we’re young, overwhelm can lead us to believe that we are not capable or that we are not good enough. These are power issues.

Awareness of when we are feeling overwhelmed can help us go inside, claim our power and change our experience of any situation.

“When we know that the cause of something is in ourselves, and that we (ourselves) are one of the few things in the universe that we have the right and ability to change, we begin to get a sense of the choices we really do have, an inkling of the power we have, a feeling of being in charge… of our lives, of our future, of our dreams.”
— John-Roger and Peter McWilliams

“Be thine own palace, or the world’s thy jail.”
— John Donne

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What if the main reason for women was to nurture, discover, and love?

And what if the main reason for men was to nurture, discover, and love?

Yeah, those are the main reasons.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup

Delicious and very easy to make. You can use 3 to 4 cups of chicken broth instead of the water and bouillon cubes. Also works well with half as much cream cheese if you don’t want it too rich.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
October 2021

Contentment
“Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.”

-Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)


If we substitute the word “money” for “happiness” in this quote it is easy to understand. Money is the by-product of industry and creativity. Money doesn’t come to us by wishing for it, but by working for it. Happiness is also the result of our efforts and activities. It comes to us through our spiritual practices, our relationships, and our work.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Devil

Tastes, smells, and all things tactile may preoccupy you today and distract you from thinking clearly about whatever is in front of you. It could be hard to refrain from unconscious flirting or making comments that are easily taken the wrong way. Be aware of your actions and do what you can to not offend nor attract people whom you’d rather avoid.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 11, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 11, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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October Quotes

“The sweet calm sunshine of October, now
    Warms the low spot; upon its grassy mold
The pur0ple oak-leaf falls; the birchen bough
    drops its bright spoil like arrow-heads of gold.”
–   William Cullen Bryant

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Sacredness, Balance & Harmony
Kate Spreckley

Ultimately everything we are experiencing is pushing us to find balance. The incoming energies are potent and pulsing powerfully throughout humanity generating the changes needed for us to live in sacredness, balance and harmony.

Read more….

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The Mystical Dark Magic of Ireland | Historic Hauntings | Shiver

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Spiritual Unite:

HIGH VIBRATIONAL FOODS FOR STARSEEDS: A GUIDE TO ORGANIC AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING
When it comes to eating, your intentions are just as important as the quality of the food that you eat.

What is a high-vibration meal?

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Ritual to Honor the Forgotten Dead

As Samhain rolls around and the veil grows thin each year, many people in the Pagan community take the opportunity to hold rituals honoring the dead. This may take the form of setting up an altar to honor the ancestors, or to hold a vigil for those who have crossed over in the past year

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams: Crow Dream Symbol Meaning
To dream of crows or to see them in your day-to-day life means you are experiencing personal transformation and changes in your life.

Read more….

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MBG: Why Astrologers Are Heading Into The Week Ahead With An Extra Dose Of Caution

Big-hearted magic is in the ether this week, but the AstroTwins say you should beware of people’s shadow sides. Here are the horoscope highlights you need to know:

On Friday, October 15, jovial Jupiter in Aquarius will envelop the Libra Sun in a giant bear hug (aka a 120-degree trine).

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets

Besom Lore

You should never sweep your house at night. The faeries and spirits that live in and around your home find it an insult.

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Creating a Witchy Autumnal Home | A Cozy Vlog

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Elephant Journal: Kitchen as a Sacred Space, Cooking as Meditation.

They say that food cooked by one’s mother is incomparable to any other.
For me, this is especially true. My mother channels “Annapūrṇa”—the Indian Goddess of food and nourishment (the name literally means “filled with or possessed of food”) in the kitchen effortlessly. Her mother—my grandmother—was a level higher; she was the Goddess Annapūrṇa herself, I believe.

Read more….

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Treehugger: We All Need More Awe in Our Lives
And nature is just the place to get it.

In 2018, there was a study done at the University of California at Berkeley that delved into the question of awe, and what it is about nature that manages to trigger such sensations of wonder within humans at times. Why do we feel so much better when we go outside? What is that feeling, and what exactly is it doing for us?

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Delphinus The Dolphin Resembles Its Name

How to see Delphinus
Delphinus the Dolphin is the 69th-smallest of the 88 constellations. It comes into view each year on northern summer evenings. By northern fall, it’s well placed for viewing, arcing high across the sky each night. Its stars are faint. To see it, you’ll want a dark sky.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Reading About Samhain & Halloween

Most major holidays come with a lot of disinformation. This doesn’t mean books or websites are deliberately lying to you, it’s just that scholarship has changed a great deal over the last 100 years,

Read more….

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A witches guide to making October magical 🍁 Ideas, DIYs & Rituals

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Inner Journey:

GETTING DOWN TO ESSENTIALS

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.”
— Lin Yutang

Do you feel a desire to simplify your life?

If you say ‘yes,’ then set an intention to reduce the demands, stimuli, interruptions and busyness in your life. We each have the power to do this – we simply have to begin to say ‘no’ to those activities that don’t directly serve what we want for our lives.

Everyone of this planet deserves to have some free time to think, relax and have fun. If you long for this, begin now to clear your plate and allow a new level of experience to happen in your life. Take charge. Eliminate time wasters. Make some decisionsabout what matters to you.

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”
— Hans Hofmann

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

See? I told you everything was lining up for you that the right people were headed your way; that the right things would be said; that you’d become a total love magnet; and that very little of this would be apparent as it was unfolding, yet in hindsight you’d see the stunning perfection.

You’re even ahead of schedule.

All is supremely well,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Caramel Apple Bundt® Cake

To make this cake, first make a homemade caramel sauce which you then incorporate into the batter and use as a topping! You’ll probably have extra sauce; but no worries—it’s great on ice cream. too!

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise

Element: Water


Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Star Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
October 11, 2021

Contentment
“Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure, nor this thing nor that, but simply growth.”

-William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)


Contentment looks different to everyone. We may not be able to define it, or recognize it when we see it, but we can certainly feel it. Happiness and contentment spring from within

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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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.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 8, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 8, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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October Quotes

“Spring comes with flowers, autumn with the moon, summer with the breeze, winter with snow. When idle concerns don’t fill your thoughts, that’s your best season.”

  • Wu-Men

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Be Open to Transformation
Kate Spreckley

This is a powerful time of healing and truth as the incoming energies are supporting us in integrating the many insights and understandings we have gained over the past year.

Read more….

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Book of Shadows Page, Black Cat Oil – Spell Oil Recipe, Conjur Oil – Witchcraft, Magical Crafting

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Spiritual Unite:

THE SPIRITUAL SYMBOLISM OF PEACOCKS | LOVE AND DREAM MEANINGS
Peacock Symbolism
The spiritual symbolism of the peacock has been recognised in every corner of the world for centuries – even longer, perhaps!

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Sacred Plants of the Samhain Sabbat

In most modern Pagan traditions, plants and their folklore are an integral part of belief and practice. In particular, many of the Sabbats are associated with the magical properties of different plants.

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams: Bleachers & Grandstands Dream Meaning
What does it mean to dream about bleachers or a grandstand? Learn what it means when you dream of a crowd at a sports event or empty bench seats.

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets: Magickal Names From Stones

Emerald ( clear green)
This is the name for the person who wants to overcome all adversity. It also promotes success and can help to attract employment and opportunities.

source:The New Book of Magical Names by Phoenix McFarland

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THE RAVEN by Edgar Allan Poe (Best Reading)

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Elephant Journal: 7 Steps to Balance your Crown Chakra & Start your Healing Journey.

Humanity as a race has reached a point where it could do with a bit of divine intervention.
The spread of COVID-19 has practically turned our world upside down. Currently, our lives are plagued with stress, uncertainty, anxiety, and chaos

Read more….

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Treehugger: Growing Guide for Rosemary: Plant Care Tips, Varieties, and More

Rosemary features dark green foliage and pale, purple-blue flowers that are perfect for a fragrant garden hedge or a holiday topiary. But it isn’t just grown for aesthetic purposes—the savory, piney taste can elevate the flavor of a variety of foods, and growing this herb fresh pays off in the kitchen.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Proxima Centauri, Closest Star To The Sun

Proxima Centauri is a red dwarf
The star Proxima Centauri isn’t visible to the eye, but it’s one of the most noted stars in the sky. That’s because it’s part of the Alpha Centauri star system, home to three known stars and the closest stellar system to our sun. Of the three stars in Alpha Centauri, scientists believe Proxima is closest to our sun, at 4.22 light-years away. Astronomers have discovered two planets for Proxima so far. It also has massive solar flares and might even be the source of a mysterious radio signal.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Bay Leaf Magic: Burn and Banish
ASTREA TAYLOR

One of my favorite herbs s bay, also known as laurel. Burning a bay leaf can cleanse the energy of a space, banish negativity, communicate your wishes to the gods, and is even said to break curses.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Dark Music – The Sealed Kingdom

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Inner Journey:

BEING ALONE

“I wish Pooh were here. It’s so much more friendly with two.”
— Piglet (A.A. Milne)

Are you willing to be alone?

Ingrid Bacci says, “If you are afraid of being alone, you are dependent on others for your sense of self, and if you are dependent on others, you block your receptivity to inner guidance. Being willing to be alone involves being willing to be different,to have commitments and values that don’t blend with any crowd.”

“Man’s loneliness is but his fear of life.”
— Eugene O’Neill

“I celebrate myself, and sing myself.”
— Walt Whitman

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Sometimes it’s the things that annoy you the most, about certain situations or people, that you’ll miss the most when things change.

Sometimes,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mandarin Pumpkins (Healthy Halloween Snack)

If you are looking for a fun, healthy Halloween snack for your kids, try these mandarin pumpkins. I’ve brought them to my kids’ kindergarten Halloween party as a treat and everyone thought they were super cute.

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 8, 2021

Insight
“You can change your beliefs so they empower your dreams and desires. Create a strong belief in yourself and what you want.”

-Marcia Wieder


Believe in yourself. Be yourself. Wise words, but do we take them to heart? Do we even understand the deep meaning of these words? First we need to know who we are. When we recognize and acknowledge the wisdom, strength and beauty that is within us, we understand that we can’t be anything less. Our dreams and desires are empowered by our faith and conviction

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

Act with boldness, but not too much, and make this an easy and productive day. If something challenging or unexpected arises at work or with family, be receptive and stand your ground. Don’t push back until you know what it is you’re up against. Then if needed, give as well as you get. You can do this tactfully.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 7, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 7, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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October Quotes

“There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.”

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: New Moon & Pluto Direct
Kate Spreckley


Today’s New Moon is greatly influenced by Pluto moving direct which has been in retrograde since April. Pluto is a powerful evolutionary planet and is known as the Lord of Time and Karma.

Read more….

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

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Spiritual Unite: SOUL CONTRACTS – HOW TO RELEASE THEM
Soul contracts are proof human beings have living associations with others.
They remind us that we’re spiritual beings and have come down on this planet to enlighten our souls with new love and bonds

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Rituals and Ceremonies

Samhain is the time of year when the nights grow darker, there’s a chill in the air, and there’s a thinning of the veil between our world and the realm of the spirits. For many Pagans this is a time of reflection and spiritual growth.

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams: Ants Dream Meaning & Symbolism
Ants can have a number of meaning in dreams and as a message from spirit. Here we will go over some common and possible associations this dream symbol and spirit animal.

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets

Athame

The Athame or Magic Knife is not a cutting tool, it is used =pecifically to direct energy raised during a ritual. It is usually a dull, double edged knife and has a black or dark handle (dark colors absorb power). A sword can be used in place of the Athame, but I don’t recommend it unless you have a lot of room.

Associated with Fire and as a phallic symbol related to the god.

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Today’s DIY: Learn How to Paint EYES OF HALLOWEEN with Acrylic – Paint & Sip at Home – Fun Step by Step Tutorial

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Elephant Journal: 5 Guided Meditations to reduce Stress and Restore Emotional Balance.

Meditation can help reduce stress and restore emotional balance.
It can increase our focus and creativity, does wonders for reducing depression and anxiety, and can help improve memory issues and pain. I cannot overstate the importance of mediation for the health of mind, body, and soul.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Today’s Snakes Evolved From a Few Survivors of Killer Asteroid

From the tiny garter snake in your backyard to massive green anacondas, all modern snakes evolved from those that survived the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs, a new study suggests

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon And Venus On October 7, 8, 9 And 10

The brightest planet, Venus, has been in the west after sunset for some months. Now, one of northern summer’s most beloved stars, Antares in Scorpius, is near Venus in the western twilight.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: I’ll Be Home for Samhain, You Can Plan on Me
IRISANYA MOON

Last year, the online Reclaiming Spiral Dance for Samhain was delightful.

It was amazing to watch witches from around the world come together to create magick over the internet.

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Powerful Easy Lucky Money™ Magick to Grow Your Money. It works! | Yeyeo Botanica

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Inner Journey:

HEALTH AND HELP

“More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.”
— Mother Teresa

If we are prompted to ask for spiritual blessings for ourselves or others, how do we best do this?

Speaker Kimberly Herkert offers that it is best to simply ask the divine for health and help. As human beings, we are not capable of seeing the big picture for anyone’s situation. As a result, we are not able to judge what is best for anyone, including ourselves.

The Higher Power always knows best, and the general prayer for ‘health and help’ acknowledges the wisdom that exists there and our faith in divine will.

“God answers prayer in His own way, not ours.”
— Mohandas Gandhi

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Here’s a subtle 3 step trick to be kept strictly confidential, on how to beat resistance:

First, pretend you just have to take one more baby step, and that once you do, someone else will be taking over to finish the job for you.

Second, while taking that baby step, imagine the entire world going bonkers over your phenomenal talent, standing in line to catch a glimpse of you, writing books about your childhood, and asking their social media friends how come you’re so totally cool.

Third, repeat.

Ready?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Caramel Apple Bundt® Cake

To make this cake, first make a homemade caramel sauce which you then incorporate into the batter and use as a topping! You’ll probably have extra sauce; but no worries—it’s great on ice cream. too!

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli 
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
October 7, 2021

Insight
“Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.”

-Louisa May Alcott


As we go through life, learning and growing, we gain insight. And often what we see is that the formula for success, and happiness, is really very simple

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

Restlessness and boredom could slow you down and take you off on some unintended tangent. If you can’t break free of the usual routine today, do what’s necessary and perhaps schedule more delicate tasks for another time when it will be easier to be precise and attend to details. Know your own limits and if possible don’t take on something that will only frustrate you. If you must, start slow

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 4, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 4, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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October Quotes

“I saw old Autumn in the misty morn
Stand, shadowless like Silence, listening
To Silence.”

  • Thomas Hood

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: New Month, New Energies
Kate Spreckley

As we continue to travel inward, we are urged to observe how we can transform our experiences into wisdom and awareness so that we can move forward with a new perspective

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The Magick of My Homeland

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Pagan Library: Calls to the Nine Muses

SavannahSkye

Oh Zeus, he who lay with Mnemosyne for nine days

who gave birth to the Nine Muses
at Pieria, the foot of Mount Olympus
We ask you to let the Nine Muses bestow upon us
all their divine knowledge of the Arts and Sciences
and to let us know their companions
Who are the Charities, the Horae, Eros, Dionysus, Apollo,

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ThoughtCo: Setting Up Your Samhain Altar

Samhain is the time of year when many members of the Pagan community celebrate the cycle of life and death. This Sabbat is about the end of the harvest, the calling of the spirits, and the changing aspects of the god and goddess. Try some or even all of these ideas—obviously, space may be a limiting factor for some, but use what calls to you most.

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Journey Into Dreams:JEWELRY DREAM MEANING AND SYMBOLISM

Dreaming about jewelry can give us valuable insight into how we express ourselves to others and how we see ourselves. So let’s explore the different kinds of jewelry you might experience in your dream and what it means to dream about jewelry.

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MBG: Your Weekly Horoscope Is In: This Is The Major Message Written In The Stars

This week’s astrology forecast calls for us to work together and find common ground. Here, the AstroTwins break down what they’re seeing in the stars.

Life is a balancing act this Wednesday, October 6, as 2021’s only new moon in Libra reminds us to weigh both sides of, well, everything.

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Daily Magick Snippets

Yarrow: A bouquet of yarrow given to a bride was thought to ensure a happy marriage. Another magic custom says that if you carry a sprig of yarrow no one can cast a spell on you.

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Monsters of Greek Mythology | Typhon & Echidna’s Spawn

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Elephant Journal: 8 Amazing Facts you didn’t Know about Meditation.

Meditation has been around for centuries, but it’s only recently that Western society has started to take it seriously.
From the Buddha to Einstein, the world’s most prominent thinkers have espoused the benefits of meditation and helped to bring it to the Western world.

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Treehugger: When People Moved Less, Birds Moved More

Like so many other wildlife species, most birds became more active during the pandemic as people moved about less.

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EarthSky News: Watch For Taurid Meteors Throughout October

Yes, the 2021 Perseids were grand. But now it’s meteor season, again! There are several good showers between now and the end of the year. And, sometimes, you’ll find conflicting information about the peak dates for meteor showers, especially when it’s a shower with no definite peak.

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Patheos-Pagan: Stop Me Before I Stop Myself: Notes on Binding Spells
THUMPER FORGE

A lot of Witches have a specialty – something they excel at above everything else. Sometimes it’s herbalism, or astrology, or occult business management;

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Pagan Playlist: Karliene – Cathy – Inspired by Wuthering Heights

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Inner Journey:

THEN AND NOW

“Time is not a line, but a series of now points.”
— Taisen Deshimaru

We understand time as a continuum. Our memories link the moments of the past and our imaginations draw on the patterns of our memories to project the future.

If we leave the movies of the mind behind, time can only be experienced now — moment by precious moment. Open in awareness to what is happening right now. Appreciate all that is. Immerse yourself in the joy and wonder of every now and life will be a gift.

“The responsibility for both present and future is in our own hands. If we live right today, then tomorrow has to be right.”
— Eknath Easwaran

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

When you get to a place where you’re seeing the positive in others more than the negative, it means you’re doing the same for yourself.

You amazing, wondrous vessel of spontaneity, creativity, beauty & strength –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Slow Cooker Chai

Easy version of chai tea, using whole spices and sweetened condensed milk. To vary the flavor, try adding a bit of star anise, fennel, allspice, vanilla bean, or nutmeg. For a sweeter tea, stir in a bit of brown sugar.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise

Element: Water


Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Star Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
October 4, 2021

Insight
“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.”

-Anna Freud


The word insight itself, “in-sight,” explains its meaning. It is looking within, and seeing what is there. Our strength, confidence, wisdom, creativity, beauty, power – all of it – comes from within. We carry it with us. When we are aware of its presence we can more easily bring it forward.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

You may be dwelling on your weakness or discomfort, and those things may be real enough, but take heart and know that these things are also temporary and are not going to last much longer. You underestimate or overlook your great powers of recovery and self-healing. You have too much love of life to be kept down for long. Give yourself a break and relax a bit

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 1, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 1, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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October Quotes

“The sweet calm sunshine of October, now
Warms the low spot; upon its grassy mold
The purple oak-leaf falls; the birchen bough
drops its bright spoil like arrow-heads of gold.”

  • William Cullen Bryant

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Into Healing & Wisdom
Kate Spreckley

As we move through this time of planetary change we are discovering how to transform and transmute our suffering into healing and wisdom. As a result, both our wounding and our suffering is being highlighted increasing our awareness of that which needs to be healed and released.

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October Plan With Me – Halloween themed stickers, planning a Samhain celebration – Magical Crafting

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October Birthstone : Opal

Birthstone Color: Multi-colored

October’s birthstone treats the eye to an explosion of shimmering colors, not unlike those of a magnificent rainbow following a summer rain. The Opal derives its name from the Latin word “opalus,” meaning precious jewel. Prized for its unique ability to refract and reflect specific wavelengths of light, the Opal was called “Cupid Paederos” by the Romans, meaning a child beautiful as love. One legendary explanation for this gemstone’s origin is that it fell from heaven in a flash of fiery lightning.

aboutbirthstones.com

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ThoughtCo: The History of the Pagan Samhain Sabbat

Most folks know Samhain as Halloween, but for many modern Pagans, Samhain is considered a Sabbat to honor the ancestors who came before us, marking the dark time of the year. It’s an excellent time to contact the spirit world with a seance because it’s the time when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest.

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Journey Into Dreams: ACORN DREAM MEANING

Dreaming about acorns or seeing acorns in your dream can symbolize abundance, growth, and wisdom.

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Flowers For October

Marigold / Calendula
Sacred affection is shown with the marigold.

A myth describing which seems to be creation of the marigold is mentioned in the story of Clytie and Apollo.

The marigolds, genus Calendula L., are a genus of about 20 species of annual or perennial herbaceous plants in the daisy family Asteraceae, native to Mexico and Central America, the Mediterranean region and Macaronesia.

The leaves of this plant are 5-18 cm long, simple, and usually roughly hairy. The flower heads range from pale yellow to deep orange, and are 3-7 cm across, with both ray florets and disc florets. The petals of the Pot Marigold are spicy and are edible, added to dishes as a garnish.

Cosmos
Cosmos flowers symbolize peace, modesty, creation, and wholeness.

Cosmos is a genus of about twenty species of annual and perennial plants of the Asteraceae family, including the garden flowers Cosmos bipinnatus (also known as “Mexican Aster”),Cosmos atrosanguineus (“Chocolate Cosmos”) and Cosmos sulphureus (“Yellow Cosmos”).

They are native to scrub and meadow areas of the southern United States and Central America. Cosmos flowers have radiate flower heads of variously colored flowers and opposite pinnate leaves widely cultivated as garden annuals. These flowers are very fragrant, chocolate cosmos even smell like chocolate.

(originally found at birthflower.com)

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“To all the ancient ones from their houses, the Old Ones from above and below. In this time the Gods of the Earth touch our feet, bare upon the ground. Spirits of the Air whisper in our hair and chill our bodies, and from the dark portions watch and wait the Faery Folk that they may join the circle and leave their track upon the ground. It is the time of the waning year. Winter is upon us. The corn is golden in the winnow heaps. Rains will soon wash sleep into the life-bringing Earth. We are not without fear, we are not without sorrow…Before us are all the signs of Death: the ear of corn is no more green and life is not in it. The Earth is cold and no more will grasses spring jubilant. The Sun but glances upon his sister, the earth….. It is so….Even now….But here also are the signs of life, the eternal promise given to our people. In the death of the corn there is the seed–which is both food for the season of Death and the Beacon which will signal green-growing time and life returning.In the cold of the Earth there is but sleep wherein She will awaken refreshed and renewed, her journey into the Dark Lands ended. And where the Sun journeys he gains new vigor and potency; that in the spring, his blessings shall come ever young!”

  • Two Samhain Rituals, Compost Coveners, 1980
  • gardnersdigest.com

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Elephant Journal: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself during 2021’s Final Mercury Retrograde. {Sept 27-Oct 18}

For some reason, I do all the wrong things during Mercury Retrogrades. I sell or buy houses, launch programs, sign contracts…always with a bit of a wry grin, daring Mercury to slip me up. Perhaps you should not try this! I’ve managed to get through fairly well, but probably because I have mad organization and detail skills. However, Mercury gets me on the techy end of things…usually in the middle of a client call. It’s a game we play. We shall see how this one goes.

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Treehugger: Moments of Zen and More Striking Images Win Nature Photo Awards

It’s either a moment of happiness or mere calm resignation as a western lowland gorilla steps through a swarm of butterflies at the Dzanga Sangha Special Dense Forest Reserve in the Central African Republic.

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The Night Sky in October is Scary Fun!

This October, amateur astronomers will delight in fabulous views of Mercury and Venus, along with a pair of meteor showers.
Throughout the month, skygazers will see Venus soon after sunset, shining in the western sky.

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Patheos-Pagan: 31 More Things To Do Between Now and Samhain
LISA WAGONER

Last year, I wrote a blog post on 31 Things To Do Between Now and Samhain, and it proved to be such a popular and commented upon blog, that I figured I would do a sequel this year!

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Pagan Playlist: Fantasy Music – Lumina

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Inner Journey:

DAILY FORGIVENESS

“As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind.”
— Isabelle Holland

We cannot avoid daily resentment and thoughts of guilt. They are a part of human nature. What we can do is release their grip on us. We can forgive others and ourselves daily.

Forgiveness requires nothing in return. There are no conditions. It gets rid of old baggage and clears up unfinished business. It leads us to a life of authenticity, lightness and directness. Forgiveness is the highest form of letting go of resentment and ego.

True forgiveness is more than an apology, understanding and acceptance. There is an element of recreating and re-imagining. There is a need to envision ourselves as more loving, interdependent, courageous and compassionate. Forgiveness requires honouring the sacred journey of learning about life – our life and others’.

“Whatever we have done, we can always make amends for it without ever looking back in guilt or sorrow.”
— Eknath Easwaran

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Life is a chance to do things your way not the cheapest way, not the most popular way, and not how others think you should.

And a very, very, very precious chance, at that.

Got chills?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 12 Easy Sheet Pan Dinners for Fall

For many of us, fall means the return of routine, cooler temperatures, and harvesting the last of summer’s bounty. It’s also the time of year when ingredients like squash, potatoes, and root vegetables are at their very finest.

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Magical Correspondences for October

(Up to the 26th)
Nature spirits: Frost Faeries & Plant Faeries
Herbs: Pennyroyal; Thyme; Catnip; Uva Ursi; Angelica & Burdock
Colours: Dark Blue-Green
Flowers: Calendula; Marigold & Cosmos
Scents: Strawberry; Apple Blossom & Cherry
Stones: Opal; Tourmaline; Beryl & Turquoise
Trees: Yew; Cypress & Acacia
Animals: Stag; Jackal; Elephant; Ram & Scorpion
Birds: Heron; Crow & Robin
Deities: Ishtar; Astarte; Demeter; Kore; Lakshimi; The Horned God; Belili & Hathor
Power Flow: Inner Cleansing; Karma & Reincarnation; Justice & Balance and Inner Harmony

Oct 27-Nov 1
Nature Spirits: Banshees and other between world messengers
Herbs: Ginger; Hop; Wormwood; Hyssop; Patchouli; Mugwort; Nutmeg & Star Anise
Colours: Black; White & Purple
Flowers: White Lily; Dahlia & Chrysanthemum
Scents: Rosemary; Dragons blood; Liliac; Pine & Wisteria
Stones: Obsidian; Onyx & Apache Tear
Trees: Pine; Cypress; Yew & Elder
Animals: Bat; Wolf; Sow; Dog & Snake
Birds: Owl; Raven & Falcon
Deities: Cybele; Circe; Hel; Nephthys; Cerridwen; The Horned God; Caillech; Freja & Holda
Power Flow: Release; Remembering; Communion with the Dead; Prophecy; Releasing old negative emotions and memories

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Daily Wisdom
October 2021

Perseverance
“Learn to self-conquest, persevere thus for a time, and you will perceive very clearly the advantage which you gain from it.”

-Teresa of Avila


Self-control, self-determination, self-esteem. When it all boils down to it, our motivation to persevere must be intrinsic. It can’t come from anything outside of us, it must come from within. When this happens we recognize our strengths, we recognize our potential

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

You don’t always have this much energy, motivation, and vitality. Make the most of today, do a good job with whatever is normally on your plate, and then tackle something that touches your heart and makes your spirit sing. Be healthy and happy, and encourage everyone around you simply by setting an example. Enjoy every minute and make them all count!

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/