Cat’s Morning Bits for October 6, 2020
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.
A touch of cold in the Autumn night-
I walked abroad,
And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge
Like a red-faced farmer.
I did not stop to speak, but nodded,
And round about were the wistful stars
With white faces like town children.
-T.E. Hulme (1883-1917)
Oct 1: Full Blood Moon at 2:05 pm PST/ 3:05 pm MST/ 5:05 pm EST
Oct 9: Moon 3rd Qtr 5:39 pm PST/ /6:39 pm MST/ 8:39 pm EST
Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day
Oct 16: Super New Moon at 12:31 pm PST/ 1:31 pm MST/ 3:31 pm EST
Oct 23: Moon 1st Qtr. 6:22 am PST/ 7:22 am MST/ 9:22 am EST
Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins
Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween
Spirit Library: Make Time To Turn Inward (a message from Kate Spreckley)
Over and above the incredible challenges we face we are on an incredible journey which offers us the opportunity to be a part of a new world with a new reality. A new world where the need for control and dominance is released.
Herbal Jedi: Scotch Broom – Friend or Foe
ThoughtCo: Diana, Roman Goddess of the Hunt
Many Pagans honor the goddess Diana (pronounced di-ANN-ah) in her various aspects. Particularly in feminist and NeoWiccan traditions, Diana holds a place in the heart of a number of modern magical practitioners. Her name is believed to come from an early Indo-European word, dyew or deyew,
MBG: Our Horoscope Called & Apparently Some Secrets Are Coming To The Surface On Friday
This week, the AstroTwins say we’re in for a collective surprise on Friday. Here’s how to prep.
Something’s simmering below the surface—and this Friday, October 9, it could erupt.
The Green Witch: 5 signs you are a Green Witch for the Wondering Witch || What kind of Witch are You?
Today’s DIY: The Gratitude Wreath
Bring a little bit of autumn indoors. Family and friends help create this wreath by sharing what they are thankful for on brightly colored leaves. Every member of the family can contribute to this beautiful wreath. This is a great, concrete, visual way to put meaning back in the holidays for children.
Elephant Journal: On Self-love, Healing & Loving our Shadow—it’s Beautiful, Complicated, Messy & Divine.
For the first time in my life I am living.
I am living for me.
Getting to this point took 31 years.
Treehugger: How to Track Migratory Birds Near You
These websites can help you figure out which migratory birds will be coming through your area.
EarthSky News: Mars closest to Earth October 6
Remember the historically close approach of Mars in 2003? At that time, Mars was closer than it had been in some 60,000 years. Mars was only slightly farther, but still very close, in 2018. On October 6, 2020, at 14 hours UTC, Mars is closest for this two-year period, only a bit farther away than in 2003 or 2018.
Patheos-Pagan: When Your Magical Intentions Are Challenged, Step Up
Me: sends intentions out into the world
World: smirks “Did you really mean that? Yeh? Then prove it.”
Pagan Playlist: Karliene – Gentleman Jack
Inner Journey: PRACTICE DETACHMENT
As our consciousness rises, our perspective becomes more and more impersonal. What does this mean?
It means we are increasingly able to view our lives and the rest of the world with detachment. This does not mean we are cold and uncaring. Rather, we are self- contained. We have well-defined boundaries and we are able to think and act objectively, clearlyand responsibly.
When we have learned detachment, we do not get hooked into the thoughts and feelings of others. We are not easily upset or manipulated. We may feel compassion for others but this does not cloud our ability to choose how we think, feel and behave. We alsodo not need others to behave in any particular way.
“Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behaviorand call ourselves objective.”
— Stephen Covey
A Note from the Universe
When you move, I move. When you reach, I reach. And when you go the extra mile, I clear the way. But not a moment sooner.
Which is why before you move, reach, and go, things sometimes look so scary.
Just like that,
Today’s Recipe: Apple Cider Beef Stew
Cubed stew beef combines with apples and apple cider to create a simple and sweet meal for the whole family to enjoy! Serve with a hearty, crusty bread.
Magical Correspondences for Tuesday
Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr
Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.
October 6, 2020
“Poetry begins when we look from the center outward.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Poetry is personal. Whether or not we write the poem ourselves, a poem becomes “ours” by the effect that is has on us. We take it to heart, and bring it forward into our lives. Lyrics to a song work the same way. We remember them, and carry them around with us. The meaning can change from person to person depending upon the interpretation.
Daily Tarot: The Tower
The biggest danger you face today is being aloof and thus fail to see an approaching problem. This can cost you the chance to intercept the difficulty and minimize it, if not avoid it all together. Pay attention without getting paranoid, and take nothing and no one for granted. Danger may not lurk within every single shadow, but a small misstep can sometimes cause problems that are way out of proportion to the cause.
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