September Full ” Harvest” Moon 9-13-19

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September Full ” Harvest” Moon

Friday, September 13/ Saturday, September 14,, 2019

9:32 pm PST / 10:32 pm MST /12:32 am EST

The Old Farmer’s Almanac calls this moon the Full Corn Moon however in the Pagan Traditions it is called the Harvest Moon.

Many of the Native American tribes’ staple foods, such as corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and rice, were ready for harvesting during this month. The strong light of the Harvest Moon allowed European farmers to work late into the night to harvest their crops which is where the name came from. This moon does not always occur in September and traditionally, the name goes to the full moon closest to the autumn equinox, the Harvest Moon sometimes happens in September and sometimes in October.

Other names for this moon are Chrysanthemum Moon (china), Nut Moon (Cherokee), Mulberry Moon (Choctaw), Singing Moon (Celtic), and Barley Moon (medieval English).

As Mother Earth begins her journey into the dark part of the year, the sun pulls away and we get that welcome autumn chill. September is a time of hearth and home as well as a time to acknowledge the things that we have accomplished since spring.

Now is also a great time to unclutter our homes and selves as we prepare to enter the season of introspection and if you are a  Kitchen Witch it’s a good time to reestablish your Hearth / Kitchen altar!

To get in the autumn mood and celebrate this month’s element of earth try wearing browns, greens, and other earthy colors.

Sacred Stones: Citrine, Peridot, Bloodstone

Sacred Herbs: Grains, Valerian, Witch Hazel

Deities: Hearth Goddesses, Demeter, Brighid, Vesta, Freya

Full moon blessings!

Cat


 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 10, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 10, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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Look! Look down in the garden how
The firefly lights are flitting now!
A million tiny sparks I know
Flash through the pinks and golden-glow.
-Evaleen Stein (1863-1923)

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ThoughtCo: Rites, Rituals and Ways to Celebrate Mabon, the Autumn Equinox

Depending on your individual spiritual path, there are many different ways you can celebrate Mabon, the autumn equinox, but typically the focus is on either the second harvest aspect, or the balance between light and dark. This, after all, is the time when there is an equal amount of day and night.

https://www.learnreligions.com/mabon-rites-and-rituals-2562284

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MBG: Astrology Says: You Might Want To Start Planning A Big Indulgence For Saturday

Tuesday will be an invitation to slow down and tune into the present moment.
How much is too much? Relying on gut checks and public consensus won’t be the best yardstick this week, as planets dance into a series of befuddling formations.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-for-september-9-to-15-2019-from-the-astrotwins

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Daily Good: Inner Preacher vs Inner Teacher

Between message and meaning, “Art is co-created by artist and audience, by writer and reader.” In this Ursula K. Le Guin essay, Maria Popova explores the questions of where to find strength and hope, what is a writer’s calling in this time and place, what work will make a difference, and how we might create a community of purpose. To each, Le Guin’s answer is in trying to write well. Writing is not the “vehicle of a message.” It is lines of words that try to express things that are true and important. Truths are not put there but revealed “out of the corner of (the reader’s) eye.” It is not preached, but taught in the “area of silence, that empty space, in which other and further truths and perceptions can form in other minds.” { read more } http://www.dailygood.org/story/2383/inner-preacher-vs-inner-teacher-maria-popova/

Be The Change

Reflect on the questions posed to Le Guin based on your own situation: where do you find strength and hope, what is your calling in this time and place, what work will make a difference, how might you create a community of purpose?

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Elephant Journal: The Full Moon in Pisces brings us Home to our Heart & Soul. {September 14, 2019}

Life is a journey that can help us when we choose to align our hearts with our actions, speak kind words, and deal with our own inner security and conflict, and make the necessary transformations within rather than projecting problems onto people or acting out our pain.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/09/the-full-moon-in-pisces-brings-us-home-to-our-heart-soul-september-14-2019-kali-bliss/

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Gold Color Meaning – The Color Gold
If you like the color gold, then you likely have a charming personality and exude confidence and magnetism. You are also friendly, but egotistic, passionate yet anxious, selective but can also be discriminating. If you are planning to use gold in your website design, be aware that it can look like dirty yellow, so that might not be a good idea.

https://www.color-meanings.com/gold-color-meaning-the-color-gold/

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Pioneer Thinking: Preserving Your Pumpkin Harvest

After you’ve picked the best pumpkins to carve and display, what do you do with the rest of them? I’ve discovered some interesting and unique ways to use up every last bit of your pumpkin crop this year..

https://pioneerthinking.com/preserving-your-pumpkin-harvest

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EarthSky News: Neptune opposite sun September 10

On September 9, Earth and Neptune were closest for 2019. One day later, on September 10, Neptune reaches opposition, when it is 180 degrees from the sun in our sky. In other words, on September 10, Earth passes more or less between Neptune and the sun, as we do every year in our yearly orbit.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/neptune-comes-closest-to-earth-for-the-year

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Patheos-Pagan: The Turning of the Seasons, The Shifting of Light and Leaves

In the Northern hemisphere, the leaves are starting to change. The nights are coming quicker and the temperatures kiss my skin with coolness. The season is changing and the call for inward reflection calls my name.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/chargedbythegoddess/2019/09/the-turning-of-the-seasons-the-shifting-of-light-and-leaves/

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Inner Journey:

DIRECT YOUR EVOLUTION

“Consciousness is the basis of all life and the field of all possibilities. Its nature is to expand and unfold its full potential. The impulse to evolve is thus inherent in the very nature of life.”
— Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Unlike other species, human beings can monitor our own evolutionary process. Better yet, we have the awareness and power to design our evolutionary path.

As creators, we are not limited to evolving through tiny, incremental steps. With our potent imaginations, we can design and manifest dramatic, profound change. How remarkable! What an awesome responsibility. What fun!

Our challenge is to break free of our present concept of reality to create brand new dreams that will bring the ideal to life.

“There is only one thing more powerful than all the armies of the world, that is an idea whose time has come.”
— Victor Hugo

“We lie in the lap of immense intelligence.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Here are a few techniques learned from children, that will help anyone take their game, or their life, to a whole new level:

1. Once a day playfully imagine that you’re already living at that new level.

2. Frequently speak in gratitude as if you’ve already arrived.

3. Occasionally do something you never would have done at the old level… like praise yourself, reward yourself, or cluck a few times with thumbs under your arms.

I won’t tell a soul,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sweet and Sour Refrigerator Pickles

It is so simple to make your first pickles. With an abundance of cucumbers in my garden, I whipped up some delicious pickles for us to enjoy during the fall

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Sweet-and-Sour-Refrigerator-Pickles.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet, and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo

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Daily Wisdom
September 10, 2019 

Destiny

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

-William Shakespeare

We each are here for a reason. Sometimes we know the reason, sometimes we don’t, it is up to each one of us to find that reason for ourselves. Sometimes we just have to go along, doing our stuff, knowing that when we follow our hearts it leads us to where we need to be. And wherever that is, is not only for our own good, but for the collective good. We learn from each other, and somehow, everything works out.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

No matter what is on the schedule, you may need to step out and start something else new and exciting. Your regular duties and usual work won’t be neglected. You’ll just realize that there are other wonderful things that you do not want to postpone nor neglect any longer. This kind of dynamic spirit makes the day go fast and makes everything easier. Have a great day!

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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