Cat’s Morning Bits for October 15, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 15, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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Hail, old October, bright and chill,
First freedman from the summer sun!
Spice high the bowl, and drink your fill!
Thank heaven, at last the summer’s done!
-Thomas Constable (1812-81)

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October Events:

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

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Spirit Library: Mercury Retrograde (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Mercury’s final retrograde for 2020 begins today and ends on November 3rd. As usual it’s a time where we are urged to reflect, review and reassess where we have been, where we are and where we are going. Mercury retrograde expands our awareness urging us to pay better attention to both the subtleties and the details of our lives.

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: DIY altar tray

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Cooking and Recipes

Here are eight spectacular ideas that will jazz up any Samhain feast, whether you’re having a traditional Halloween party, or a more solemn and spiritual Samhain celebration. Check out our most popular recipes below

Read more….

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MBG: How Turning My Morning Stroll Into A Meditation Reminded Me Of My Worth & Power

One recent spring morning, I ventured out for a rare walk alone to enjoy the emerging changes in nature. It had been raining for what seemed like months, and I needed to get out of the house. It was just after 7 a.m. on a Sunday and everyone was still sleeping.

Read more…..

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Artemis Goddess Of The Hunt & Moon – (Greek Mythology Explained)

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Treehugger: What’s That Sound? 7 Wildlife Calls You Might Hear in Your Backyard

Squirrels, pigeons and the occasional raccoon or opossum are about the extent of the backyard wildlife most of us encounter. They’re familiar sights around the neighborhood, and we’re used to the sounds they make as they coo, screech and chatter. But have you ever awoken in the middle of the night to a wild sound you couldn’t place.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Summer Triangle and galactic equator

Tonight, use the Summer Triangle and the constellation Cygnus the Swan to locate the galactic equator – the great circle on the celestial sphere that bisects the glowing band of stars that we call the Milky Way. Sure, it’s autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere, but the three brilliant stars that make up the Summer Triangle still shine in our sky. You’ll find them way up high on October evenings.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Honoring Literary Ancestors

During this time of year, as we honor our family ancestors, consider honoring literary ancestors as well. Do you have a favorite author who has inspired you, either creatively, with their words, or their life story? Consider setting up an altar for them.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Pagan Folk Witch songs

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Inner Journey: STAR CONNECTIONS

“The interchangeability of matter and spirit means the starlit magic of the outermost life of our universe becomes the soul-light magic of the innermost life of our self. The energy of the stars becomes us. We become the energy of the stars. Stardust and spirit unite and we begin: One with the universe. Whole and holy.”
— Dennis J. Kucinich

Ponder the spectre of yourself as one human being in the over six billion people on Earth. See Earth as one tiny planet in a galaxy of billions of stars, and that galaxy as just one of billions of galaxies in our expanding universe. We are so minute as to be nonexistent. And yet, we have the power to visualize, to imagine the entirety of the cosmos.

In your journal, write about the paradox of being both microscopic and immense.

“I think we would be able to live in this world more peaceably if our spirituality were to come from looking not just into infinity but very closely at the world around us — and appreciating its depth and divinity.”
— Thomas Moore

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

When just starting out on a new journe, it’s only natural to feel vulnerable, like you have so much to lose.

But may I remind you that never again, at any other point in the same journey, will you have so much to gain?

I’ll take that as a “Yes.”

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Warm Eggplant Salad

It tastes so good you can eat it as a main dish! Try it on top of grilled bread slices.

Read more…..

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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 15, 2020

Study
“The great business of study is for a mind adapted and adequate to all times and all occasions; to which all nature is then laid open, and which may be said to possess the key of her inexhaustible riches.”

-Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792)


Study is exercise for the mind. And what happens, is that just like when we exercise our body and we discover how strong we are, when we exercise our mind we discover how wise we are! The muscles were there all the time, but when we work them, and pay attention to their development, they serve us by being able to lift weights, or hike a mountain, or run a marathon. And our mind is there for us to use the same way. We can be creative, we can be problem-solvers, we can be wise. Our strength, both in body and mind, comes from within.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Judgement

However the day goes, you’ll be able to enjoy yourself by noticing how big a part is played by beauty in your daily existence. There is no such thing as a senseless act of kindness, since it has such power to feed and empower your soul. You can salvage the messiest situation or cheer up the unhappiest person by appreciating the wonders that are all around us.

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 May 22, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 22, 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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I think if you listen closely
In the sweet glad days of spring,
With the song of the brook, the breeze, and the birds,
You can hear the flowers sing.

-Helen Isabel Moorhouse (b. 1876)

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Spiritual Unite: Cleansing Negative Energy With Sea Salt – Ancestors Show The Way

Cleansing negative energy is a vital part of your spiritual health. One powerful way of cleansing this negative energy is with the use of sea salt, which is known for its ability to absorb negative energy.
There are many ways you can use sea salt to cleanse negative energy from yourself and your home

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/cleansing-negative-energy-with-sea-salt-ancestors-show-the-way/

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ThoughtCo: Myrrh 

If you do any work at all with aromatherapy, chances are good you’ve encountered the scent of myrrh at some point. Much like frankincense, myrrh is not an herb but a resin, and appears with some relevance in a number of religious and spiritual contexts.

https://www.learnreligions.com/myrrh-magic-and-folklore-2562032

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MBG: How To Make Your Midday Walk A More Mindful Experience, From A ‘Walking Professor’

To honor her new book, Afoot and Lighthearted: A Journal for Mindful Walking, I chatted with Whitehouse about why strolls can be so valuable in an academic setting and beyond. The conversation meandered like a good long walk tends to. Along the way, she shared why bringing a journal on a hike is a good idea, how to move without a destination in mind in a results-driven world, and how to make any walk a more mindful and meaningful experience. It left me wanting to drop everyone, leave my phone behind, and seek out the nearest trail.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-make-your-midday-walk-a-more-mindful-experience-from-a-walking-professor

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Pioneer Thinking: Lemon Drop Body Scrub

This scrub is gentle enough to use on your face. Be sure to avoid under eye area and use finger tips to gently massage the face and neck. Rinse off with damp cloth or in the shower.

https://pioneerthinking.com/lemon-drop-body-scrub

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MNN: Why do some people remember their dreams more than others?

When you wake up in the morning, what’s the last thing you remember? Is it your head hitting the pillow the night before or something odd or interesting that happened to you in a dream?

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/why-do-some-people-remember-their-dreams-more-others

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EarthSky News: Meet Corvus the Crow

One of my favorite constellations, little squarish Corvus the Crow, can be found in the south after sunset at this time of year. It’s not far from the bright star Spica, the only bright star in the constellation Virgo. Learn more about how to find Spica.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/coming-to-know-corvus-the-crow

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Starlight Witch: You Don’t Have To Wait For The New Moon

Many people work with the cycles of the moon, growing their magic on the waxing moon and banishing on the waning moon. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can banish on the waxing crescent. You can even manifest on the third quarter moon. The moon’s energy will work with you if it can. However, if it’s not in alignment with your goals, it certainly will not oppose you.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/starlight/2019/05/you-dont-have-to-wait-for-the-new-moon/

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Today’s Deity: Baba Yaga

In Russian folklore, Baba Yaga or Baba Jaga (UK: /ˌbɑːbə ˈjɑːɡə/; Russian: Баба Яга [ˈbabə jɪˈɡa]) is a supernatural being (or one of a trio of sisters of the same name) who appears as a deformed and/or ferocious-looking woman. In Russian fairytales Baba Yaga flies around in a mortar, wields a pestle, and dwells deep in the forest in a hut usually described as standing on chicken legs. Baba Yaga may help or hinder those that encounter or seek her out and may play a maternal role and has associations with forest wildlife. According to Vladimir Propp’s folktale morphology, Baba Yaga commonly appears as either a donor, villain, or may be altogether ambiguous.
Andreas Johns identifies Baba Yaga as “one of the most memorable and distinctive figures in eastern European folklore,” and observes that she is “enigmatic” and often exhibits “striking ambiguity.” Johns summarizes Baba Yaga as “a many-faceted figure, capable of inspiring researchers to see her as a Cloud, Moon, Death, Winter, Snake, Bird, Pelican or Earth Goddess, totemic matriarchal ancestress, female initiator, phallic mother, or archetypal image”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baba_Yaga

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Inner Journey:

CREATE CONSCIOUSLY

“No man has a chance to enjoy permanent success until he begins to look in a mirror for the real cause of all his mistakes.”
— Napoleon Hill

The law of karma is the law of cause and effect. It works unavoidably when there is no consciousness — when we are not present in the moment. When there is no consciousness, the past creates the future.

The law of Love supersedes the law of karma. It intervenes in the process by focusing in the present. In fact, one could say that Love is being fully present. When anything is initiated in Love in the present, the future of that reality will be purposeful, meaningful, loving and powerful.

“He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have forgotten its cause.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

“In my beginning is my end.”
— T.S. Eliot

higherawareness.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 (daily email)

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A Note from the Universe

Nobody is who they are based upon one decision, one day, one path, one chance, one relationship, or one anything else.

Every day is brand new and opportunity never stops knocking.

Who’s there?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Brazilian Lemonade

Okay, this is called lemonade but limes are used instead? That’s because true Brazilian lemons taste like limes. And, yes, creamy sweet milk makes this drink taste awesome! Any leftover sweetened condensed milk can be kept in a closed glass or plastic container in the refrigerator for about two weeks

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf/Recipes/Beverages/Fruit/Homemade-Lemonade-Recipes.html

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
May 22, 2019

Present

“Now or never! You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.”

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

This is such a powerful concept that entire books have been written on this very topic – Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now” is just one example. Now is the only time there is, and when we live in this very moment, all of our potential can be realized.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 9 Powerful Healing Stones, and What They Can Do For You

What if the very earth beneath our feet could heal us?

That is the premise behind crystal healing, an alternative medical technique in which certain crystals and other stones are used to heal the human body of a variety of ailments.

Read more………………

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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/