Cat’s Morning Bits for October 18, 2019
Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.
The trees are in their autumn beauty,
The woodland paths are dry,
Under the October twilight the water
Mirrors a still sky.
-William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
Pagan Library: Samhain Chant
Fire red, summer’s dead
Yet it shall return.
Clear and bright, in the night,
Burn, fire, burn!
ThoughtCo: Freyja – Goddess of Abundance, Fertility and War
Freyja was the sister of the god Freyr, and was one of the Vanir, the Norse deities of earth and water that lived in Asgard. Venerated by women, heroes and rulers alike, she was the Scandinavian goddess of fertility and abundance. Freyja could be called upon for assistance in childbirth and conception, to aid with marital problems, or to bestow fruitfulness upon the land and sea.
MBG: Mindfulness Can Help Us Process Fear More Rationally, Study Finds
If you’re deeply afraid of something, like spiders or heights, a therapist might suggest that you undergo a process called exposure therapy to try to help you release some of that anxiety.
Pagan Library: The Chocolate Ritual
Materials required: On the altar there are brown candles; a Tootsie Roll (the great big one – as the athame;) a large glass with milk in it, (the chalice;) A small dish of Nestle’s Quik and a spoon; a small dish of chocolate sprinkles; a plate of cupcakes and some Yoo-Hoo along with a goblet.
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MNN: Przewalski’s horses: 10 things you didn’t know about the last ‘wild’ horses on Earth
We think of horses as domesticated animals, and no wonder since we’ve been breeding them for millennia for everything from hunting and jumping to herding and ranch work to pulling plows and heavy carts. Over the centuries, some horses have gone feral, like the famous American mustang, the Camargue horses of France, and the brumbies of Australia
EarthSky News: Will you see Venus and Mercury after sunset?
Have you seen Venus yet? And will you also see fainter Mercury near Venus? Both are in the western twilight after sunset. But whether you’ll see them depends on how far north or south you are on Earth’s globe. If you live as far north as Anchorage, Alaska, the sun,
Patheos-Pagan: Soul Cakes for the Living and the Dead
Remnants of old British customs and traditions barely linger these days. Commercialised Halloween has covered up apple bobbing, divination, bonfires, scary stories and effigies of the dead (in the guise of Guy Fawkes, a celebration that is still alive but ‘penny for the Guy’ is dead) with mass produced sweets and kids with sugar highs for a week.
FORGIVENESS BRINGS JOY
“The greatest evil that can befall man is that he should come to think ill of himself.”
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Do you feel worthy of having joy? Do you feel you deserve it?
The first step to activating our inner joy is to eliminate the blocks to it. We can start by truly forgiving ourselves and all others. Forgiveness calls for a shift in our perception. It is easier to forgive ourselves and others when we really understand that each of us has always done the very best we knew to do at that time.
“If we don’t forgive ourselves for our mistakes, and others for the wounds they have inflicted upon us, we end up crippled with guilt. And the soul cannot grow under a blanket of guilt, because guilt is isolating, while growth is a gradual process of reconnection to ourselves, to other people, and to a larger whole.”
— Joan Borysenko
A Note from the Universe
You can only be your best self not someone else’s.
My best self,
Today’s Recipe: Halloween Potato Pumpkins
Halloween is coming. This is a fun recipe/craft to make with some ingredients you’ve already got laying around the kitchen. They’re so cute to look at and a treat to eat! I used potatoes but you can use a mix with sweet potatoes, too, for added colour.
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly
Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris
Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique
October 18, 2019
“The timelessness of art is its capacity to represent the transformation of endless becoming into being.”
-Lewis Mumford (1895 – 1958)
A piece of art is like this frozen moment of time. It is something that, once complete, doesn’t change. It exists just as it is, perfect the way it is. People, on the other hand, are continual works-in-progress. Time doesn’t stand still for us. We never seem to be quite satisfied that we are suitable for framing!
Daily Tarot: The Fool
Boredom could be a problem today, so put more energy into finishing what needs to get done before you decide to slow down or stop for the day. Once you’ve done the minimum required for the day, the rest of the time becomes yours to do with as you please. You don’t really mean to waste the rest of the day, but you don’t have to burn yourself out, either.
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