Cat’s Morning Bits for November 25, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 25, 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.

Stay healthy, Stay safe!

Blessings, Cat

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 1 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 3 Election Day (USA)

Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST

Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST

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Spirit Library: Fires of Transformation (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are living in epic times, times that are demanding our full attention, participation and conscious awareness. As we move towards this months Full Moon Lunar Eclipse the energies are working to bring about something new and unprecedented within ourselves and our world.

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Pioneer Thinking: What is Natural Living?

I‘m sure that if I took a poll I would get a million answers. Some of these would probably be: spending more time with nature, going green, living off the grid, growing your own food, buying local, and reducing your carbon footprint.

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Polar Bear Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle, Totem Animal, Power Animal, Magical Crafting

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ThoughtCo: Gods and Goddesses of Healing

In many magical traditions, healing rituals are performed in tandem with a petition to the god or goddess of the pantheon who is representative of healing and wellness. If you or a loved one is ill or off-kilter,

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10 Fun Facts About Downy Woodpeckers

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Working with Crystals and Using Magic at Work || Over Tea with Company!

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Elephant Journal: Elephant Journal’s Mindful Thanksgiving Guide

Here are our favorite, most popular, most inspiring Thanksgiving blogs. May they be a guide for you this Thanksgiving. In no particular order:

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Treehugger: Treehugger’s Holiday Gift Guide

Ranging from practical to magical, our gift picks promise to please – all with a planet-friendly spin.

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EarthSky News: See Earth’s shadow after sunset

These next few days – November 27 and 28, 2020 – look for Earth’s shadow and the Belt of Venus below the bright waxing gibbous moon. An unobstructed horizon and clear sky increase your chances of seeing the dark blue of the Earth’s shadow capped by the pinkish Belt of Venus. You’re looking opposite the sunset direction, roughly 30 to 60 minutes after sunset. If you look too soon, your sky will be too bright, but if you look too late, your sky will be too dark.

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Patheos-Pagan: Harvest Home Blessings, and Magic Cookies

This Thanksgiving just won’t be the same, and as much as anyone else, I’m pretty bummed about it. So, instead of a diatribe on the origins of the holiday, or talk about why I am or am not feeling thankful, I thought I’d just share a favorite recipe for some magic cookies, and a Harvest Home blessing a friend inspired me to write.

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Pagan Playlist: Sons and Daughters (of Robin Hood)

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Inner Journey: WHAT ARE YOU FEELING?

“We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs.”
— Bertrand Russell

Many of the qualities that bring fulfilment in life are feelings, like love, joy, freedom and gratitude.

In our overly rational world, we tend to think about how we feel, which, of course, is not feeling at all — it’s thinking.

Honour your feelings and be willing to experience them. They give us valuable feedback about what is and what is not working in our lives. They are the signposts to meaningful inner work.

“With just a little education and practice on how to manage your emotions, you can move into a new experience of life so rewarding that you will be motivated to keep on managing your emotional nature in order to sustainit. The payoff is delicious in terms of improved quality of life.”
— Doc Childre

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It’s been so long, I’m quite sure you’ve forgotten our secret handshake, haven’t you?

Hmmmm…

How about our code for saying, “I love you”?

Dang…

Then I doubt you’ll recall my solemn promise to let you know once you began approaching exactly the right time and exactly the right place, with enough life lessons under your belt to finally stop struggling, start soaring, and living the life of your wildest dreams?

Well, if not, the following might not make much sense:

“You’re getting hot! Really HOT!! Ouch, so hot! DOUBLE-HOT! NOW-W-W-W-W-W-W!”

I $l%o^v1e you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Buttermilk Pie

This old-fashioned pie is wonderful to freeze and to have on hand for unexpected guests!

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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
November 25, 2020

Industry
“The hope, and not the face, of advancement is the spur to industry.”

-Henry Taylor (1800-1886)


Advancement is moving forward, improvement, growth. We are driven to industry, attracted to it, because we know how much further we have to go, and how much further it can take us.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

You might prefer to do most things on your own today, but that may not be permitted. Find ways to involve others and enlist help, or simply let them do their part. Wait until tonight to decompress in private. It’s important to keep an even temper and not let others manipulate you emotionally. Your feelings are being strongly projected, so treat others with tact and avoid anger.

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 November 18, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 18, 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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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 1 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 3 Election Day (USA)

Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST

Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST

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Spirit Library: Define Your Priorities (a message from Kate Spreckley)

There are incredible benefits to the period we are currently moving through. These benefits include the opportunity for us to redefine who we are and how we live.

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Pioneer Thinking: 6 Great Ways to Freshen The Air Naturally

A pleasant smelling home may seem like a very inviting place to be, but many spray and plug-in fragrance products add harmful chemicals to their “fresh scent.”

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Basics of Banishing, Binding, and Unbinding (What is it, Why we do it, and More!)

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF SHOOTING STAR

The beauty of the night sky filled with stars is incomparable. Our light filled cities have made us nearly impossible to enjoy the shining diamonds in the sky, but with luck, we somehow get the chance to skip the city and adore this gift of nature.

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ThoughtCo: Hestia, Greek Goddess of the Hearth

The Greek goddess Hestia watches over domesticity and the family, and was traditionally honored with the first offering at any sacrifice made in the home.

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MBG: This Is Your Brain On Prayer: A Psychiatrist On How Spirituality Changes Your Neurochemistry

Here at mbg, we believe everything is connected (hence, one word: mindbodygreen), so the idea that spirituality can function alongside psychiatry is one that makes total sense to us.

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Daily Good: The Soul of the Rose

A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world.

Leo Buscaglia –

The Soul of the Rose

“A bower of roses creates a special kind of sacred space, filled with a scent that can connect us to the past. Whether freshly cut and placed in a crystal vase with winter greens, or tumbling out of an old watering can, dried for a Victorian potpourri or the center of an herb filled tussie mussie, the rose connects us to our inner selves, to memories of another time, another place, as past and present merge. A dried pressed rose petal, falling out of a precious book, means someone was once deeply loved. Throughout the ages the rose has symbolized love, life, sexuality and passion, death, the sun, the moon, the heart, the soul, perfection itself. Hafiz, a Sufi poet, calls it the “heart enchanting flower.”” Lucia Bettler shares more in this lovely meditation on the rose. { read more }

Be The Change

Is there any particular kind of flower that holds a special place in your heart? What does it evoke for you?

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How stories bring me happiness – a quiet cottage vlog

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Elephant Journal: 13 Quotes to help us Live, Love & Celebrate Life.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I call out moments in time—the start and end of each month, remembrances, firsts, lasts, and more.

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Treehugger: 10 Incredible Facts About Kangaroos
These iconic marsupials are more complex than you might think.

Few animals symbolize their continent quite like kangaroos, which serve as global icons for Australia.

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Patheos-Pagan: Taking A Look At The Top Ten Tarot Superstitions

There are a lot of Tarot Superstitions out there. If you’ve just started reading or even if you’ve been doing it for almost 4 decades like me, people will probably try and tell you what you should or shouldn’t do with your tarot deck.

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Legend

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Inner Journey: WHY? WHY? WHY?

“As long as one keeps searching, the answers come.”
— Joan Baez

Asking ourselves ‘why?’ helps us delve deeply into our main motives — why we do what we do. This process helps us go deeper into our reasoning, habits and unconscious beliefs. Once we become aware of our underlying motives, we can choose to change them,if we wish.

Regularly ask yourself, ‘Why am I…?’ Listen closely for the answer that surfaces in your mind, and write it down. Now look at your answer and ask why again. Continue with this process to reach the true source of your motivation.

“Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else….”
— Archibald Alexander

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Me? Concerned? Let’s see, at the moment, you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be. Whenever the going has gotten tough, you’ve always bounced back even higher than you were before. And, somehow, you keep getting even better looking.
But you are a dear for thinking of me.
Mmmmmwaw –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Green Bean Casserole Remix

Welcome to a new and tastier version of the classic green bean casserole with bacon and fresh mushrooms.

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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
November 18, 2020

Searching
“When you stop looking for something, you see it right in front of you.”

-Eleanor Coppola, Notes, 1979


It’s interesting how an objective observer can see things for us that we somehow can’t seem to see for ourselves. That’s just one way that we are here to help each other. We can remind one another of our inherent beauty, of the love we have to offer, of the talents we have to share.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

People may be expecting or needing you to be laid-back and easy to deal with but your own inclinations may make you seem more difficult and demanding. You may see yourself as just being direct while others consider you as being tactless. Save yourself a lot of grief and use extra care with your words and actions. If someone gets bent out of shape, try to catch it instantly and stop it as soon as you can.

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 November 11, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 11, 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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November, month of mornings, misty-bright
With golden light-
Month when the many-tinted leaf
Lies thick upon the moss below;
While to and fro
The breezes moan, as if in grief.
-Mortimer Collins (1827-76)

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 1 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 3 Election Day (USA)

Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST

Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST

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Spirit Library: Embrace Where You Are

Currently the incoming energy is demanding an upgrade and an update within the energetic framework of our world. As a result, new and radical ways of living and being are being birthed that will ultimately have a positive impact on all areas of life

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Pioneer Thinking: In Flanders Fields – Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead, short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

~ John McCrae

pioneer thinking.com

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The Stork Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle – Totem Animal, Power Animal, Magical Crafting

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ThoughtCo: 7 Goddesses of Empowerment

Think you’d like to embrace the sacred feminine as part of your spiritual development? Here are seven goddesses from around the globe who embody female strength and empowerment in a number of different ways. See which one resonates with you the most!

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MBG: 10 Common Dreams About Other People & What They Might Mean

Wake up from a dream about a fifth-grade classmate…again? According to dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg, the sometimes random people that show up in your dreams often represent situations in your real life that are weighing on your mind.

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Top 10 Marine Deities of Greek Mythology – Mythological Curiosities – See U in History

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Untrained Housewife: Essential Oils For The Fall And The Winter

Spice oils and citrus oils are some of the best essential oils to use during the fall and the winter, when the weather gets colder and the days get shorter. Together, spice and citrus oils make great blends for essential oil burners.

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Elephant Journal: The One Question we should Ask to Connect to Ourselves Every Morning.

If the spirit withers, the body will follow suit.
When I think of this phrase, I always think of the old man who recently lost his wife of 50 years.

Within a few months, he goes from an active elderly man, to a frail wrinkly shell of a person. Soon after, he passes in the hospital bed. The doctor states that he never made it to hospice due to a “failure to thrive.”

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Treehugger: Winning Photos Highlight Life and Beauty at Marine Sanctuaries

From photos of gorgeous sunsets to portraits of wildlife above and below the surface, photographers captured an array of stunning images in the 2020 Get Into Your Sanctuary Photo Contest. Held by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, the contest features images from the agency’s sanctuaries.

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EarthSky News: Orion the Hunter now easy to view

Tonight, watch for Orion the Hunter – perhaps the easiest to identify of all constellations – rising at mid-evening. It’s around late November and early December that people begin to notice Orion in the evening sky, and to comment on it. Orion will climb over your eastern horizon by around 9 p.m. tonight. You can find this constellation and watch it for months to come

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Patheos-Pagan: A Collection of Minor Hexes and Blessings

It seems like the whole world has been particularly heavy and serious of late, so today I bring you a collection of minor hexes and blessings. You are welcome to do with them as you will, be that just reading them for amusement, throwing them off-the-cuff, or incorporating them into spellcraft.

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Pagan Playlist: Dark Egyptian Music – Anubis

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Inner Journey: LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE

“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.”
— Aldous Huxley

What was your peak experience of this past week? What was your most challenging experience?

Stepping back to review your week can offer many insights. Normally we can’t see the forest for the trees. Now back away and see the whole forest. Review your week. Now write a short summary — whatever comes to mind for you. If action is required, plan how you will accomplish it in the next week.

“Ask the experienced rather than the learned.”
— Arabic proverb

“Experience is that marvellous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.”
— Franklin P. Jones

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what happens when a dream comes true and you feel your joy bubbling over into wide grins and happy dances?

Your energy actually spills over into the oceans of time and reaches into the past where it laps upon the shores of a former here and now, infusing a former unsuspecting self (who is still merrily living their life due to time’s “simultaneousity”) with a flash of inspiration or a burst of intuition and hope for what the future might hold.

Whew… and that, my friend, is the truth about where dreams come from.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Old Fashioned Recipes for Walnut Breads

Walking into the house to the smell of fresh baked bread always brings to mind memories of grandma’s house or coming home hungry after school and knowing mom had been spending time in the kitchen. Following are a couple of old recipes retrieved from my mother’s old tin recipe box.

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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 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 November 4, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 4, 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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Listen . . .
With faint dry sound,
Like steps of passing ghosts,
The leaves, frost-crisp’d, break from the trees
And fall.
-Adelaide Crapsey (1878-1914)

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 1 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 3 Election Day (USA)

Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST

Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST

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Spirit Library: Mercury Moves Direct (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The world is under extreme pressure to change and transform which is manifesting through the many challenges we currently face.

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4 Fun & Unique Facts About Black Cats!

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3 – Why can’t cats play poker in the jungle?

Answer: Too many cheetahs!

iheartcats.com:

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ThoughtCo: Chrysanthemum Folklore & Magic

When autumn rolls in, most of the flowers in our gardens are dying off, but the chrysanthemum is just beginning to bloom. Found in an array of colors from whites and purples to bright yellows and reds to rustic oranges and browns, the chrysanthemum is a popular fall flower.

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MBG: November 2020 Is A “6” Month & Here’s What That Means In Numerology

We are almost at the end of 2020—a universal year 4 that has had us questioning the foundation of our lives and society.

What breakthroughs have you had so far this year? What revelations have come to pass?

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Wise Woman Herbal: Journey of Spiritual Discovery
by Ruth E. Danielson

As women we have the wonderful opportunity to experience many things in our lives. One of them being the opportunity to feel life growing within our bodies. This gives us a unique perspective on the value of life. It also gives many of us the peace within our souls that there is a higher power, a Divine, a God and or Goddess. Ultimately, we have the ability to create, just like our Divine did in the beginning of time.

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The Gods of Egypt that Almost Nobody Knows – Egyptian Mythology – See U in History

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Elephant Journal: Something Waits Beneath it All—Winter’s Invitation to Aloneness.

November 2nd.
I wake to a swirling of white outside, catching in the kiwi vines and framing the edges of my window panes. The first snow.

Two nights ago marked the midway point between the autumn equinox and winter solstice here in the Northern hemisphere. This morning, I hear winter’s wild, haunting voice, calling in the wind as she gusts sidelong in powdery breaths.

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Treehugger: African Wild Dogs ‘Vote’ by Sneezing

Humans aren’t the only animals who dabble in democracy. Herds of red deer, for example, only move when at least 60 percent of adults stand up. African buffalo also vote with their feet, while honeybees build consensus with headbutts.

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EarthSky News: Watch for the moon and the Twins

On November 5 and 6, 2020, before going to bed look for the moon in your eastern sky. It’ll be a bright waning gibbous moon, and you might notice two bright stars in its vicinity. These stars are noticeable for being both bright and close together on the sky’s dome, and that is why – in legends of the sky – they often represent Twins.

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Patheos-Pagan: Responsible Magic: The Importance About Caring About Other People

I saw a meme the other day about how given the culture we currently live in, that caring about others was revolutionary to the point of being punk. Given the amount of edgelords out there bragging about how they don’t care about anyone else but themselves, responsible magic is punk af.

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Pagan Playlist: Lindsey Stirling – Dragon Age

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Inner Journey: IMAGINE YOUR IDEAL FUTURE

“Your imagination is your preview to life’s coming attractions.”
— Albert Einstein

If you were to create an ideal future for yourself, what would it be like?

All things that now exist in form were once simply ideas in consciousness. We each hold the power to manifest different circumstances for our lives. If we wish to manifest a new reality for ourselves, we need to consistently focus our imagination on the ideals we seek to realize.

Remember to explore your ideal in terms of qualities, not people or things. What qualities do you most want in life? Freedom? Respect? Playfulness? Abundance? Whatever qualities you seek, imagine experiencing them now and be open to new ways to discover those qualities appearing in your life.

“Change is created by those whose imaginations are bigger than their circumstances”
— Unknown source

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You don’t have to understand all that happens, figure out every twist in the plot, or even know why the winds sometimes blow as they do to grasp that I do, I have, and that ultimately each and every story has a fairytale ending.

I wasn’t born yesterday, you know –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Honey and Molasses Gingersnaps

Full of holiday flavor thanks to honey and molasses, these easy baked gingersnap cookies make a great gift or party dessert.

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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
November 4, 2020

Emotion
“Emotion: The human spirit experienced in the flesh.”

-Jerry Tucker


When we “wear our heart on our sleeve” it means that we show our emotion. Emotions can be positive or negative, but they certainly are an important part of our existence. Emotions are one thing that makes us human – we are here with these bodies to feel all these feelings and learn and grow from the experience.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

Smooth your way through the day by being as respectable as time and circumstance require. Fit in, look and sound the part that you’ve been assigned, and get a lot done with very little or no resistance. In general, being respectable can be a good thing and serve you well, especially when dealing with new people or with those who don’t know you very well.

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 28, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 28, 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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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)

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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: Commit To Your Process of Healing (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As our inner world opens we are gifted with the opportunity to access the wisdom of our soul and to use that wisdom to create a reality and a life that is conscious.

Read more…..

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Pioneer Thinking: How to Make Natural Facial Scrubs

Want to treat yourself to a little handmade spa action? Check out these facial scrub recipes for dry, normal, and oily skin! Exfoliation is one of the quickest ways to achieve a healthy glow to the face and body. By removing the surface layer of dead skin cells, you increase circulation and the skin becomes healthier, leaving a healthy, shiny glow.

Read more….

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Celtic Tree Month of Reed “Ngetal” October 28-November 24

The month of Reed represents the mysteries of death and the hidden roots to all life it is sometimes called the “tree of doom” although it’s by no means a tree! But most of all it is the symbol for Samhain which is the beginning of the Celtic New Year.

Read more……

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ThoughtCo: Black Cats

Every year when people begin putting out their Halloween decorations, and we start dressing our homes for Samhain, inevitably the image of the black cat comes up.

Read more……

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MBG: How Clearing Your Chakras Can Also Help Open Your Intuition

Feeling balanced and stress-free in today’s world is challenging. But accessing your intuition can help you illuminate a path forward, clarify your purpose, and identify fulfilling choices. Connecting with your higher guidance increases self-confidence, reduces doubt, and helps you release limits.

Read more……

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An Important Message from the Trees, Dorothy Maclean

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Banshee: Ireland’s Screaming Harbinger of Death | Monstrum

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Elephant Journal: Taurus Full Moon on Halloween: Explosive Energy to Close out October. {October 31}

Thwarted. Dense. Sticky. Deep. Reactive. The energy has felt thick.
October has been an intense month for most of us.

It has not been an easy combination of energy, but what has in 2020?

Read more……

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Treehugger: 8 Peculiar Facts About Porcupines

Porcupines are typecast as prickly, and understandably so. Those long, sharp quills are hard to miss, and they tend to be the main takeaway from any interaction with a porcupine — both figuratively and literally.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, Mars meet in late October

These next several nights – October 28, 29 and 30, 2020 – watch for the bright waxing gibbous moon to sweep by the red planet Mars. This month, Mars came closest to Mars for the year, and, in turn, Mars shone most brilliantly in Earth’s sky for the year. However, Mars won’t outdo this month’s production until September 2015. Enjoy Mars right now while ti’s still bright and beautiful!

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Working With Ancestors During Samhain

It is often said that the veil is thin at this time of year, and while it’s true that ancestors are never far away from us, they have seemed particularly close to me as we head towards Samhain and darkening days.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: The Hobbit (Part 1): ‘Song Of Durin’ by Eurielle – Lyric Video (Lyrics by J.R.R. Tolkien)

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Inner Journey: INTUIT AND DO IT

“If doubt is challenging you and you do not act, doubts will grow. Challenge the doubts with action and you will grow. Doubt and action are incompatible.”
— John Kanary

To reap the greatest benefits from intuition, we need ACTION. Be in motion. Act as if your highest expectations have already happened. Be in front of more opportunities and people. Let go of any blocks or attachments. Create mental space and physical space. Plan your work and work your plan.

Miracles rarely happen by doing nothing. Most miracles happen through other people.

What actions can you take that will move you towards your goals?

“Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.”
— Annie Besant

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Sometimes if the direction you’re about to move feels “right” in your head and heart, yet the first few steps look pretty daunting, not fun, and maybe even scary, you should take those first few steps anyway and get ’em over with.

And I’m not just saying that because watching you in action gives me goose bumps.

Love you madly

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Dianne’s Pumpkin Cookie Cups

These sugar cookie cups filled with a sweet and creamy pumpkin filling will be the cutest addition to your Halloween or Thanksgiving dessert table! Sprinkle with additional cinnamon or chopped nuts for decoration if desired.

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 28, 2020

Courtesy
“Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


This is actually a very spiritual concept. Courtesy is more than just manners – it’s kindness. It’s showing both respect and appreciation for our fellow human beings. The way the world is today, being courteous can be a challenge at times. We get impatient, and frustrated, and short-tempered. But that’s when it’s time to take a breath and remember the wise words of Emerson, there is always time enough for courtesy.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

Kindness will take you very far today. It’s not a show of weakness or inferiority to engage in that random act of kindness. Think of it as acting out of generosity of spirit. The bigger your heart today, the more respect and cooperation will come your way. Make sure your kindness is genuine and from a genuine place. Then you’re virtually unassailable.

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 21, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 21, 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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The hollow winds begin to blow,
The clouds look black, the glass is low;
The soot falls down, the spaniels sleep,
And spiders from their cobwebs peep.
–Dr. Edward Jenner (1749–1823)

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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: Into the Unknown (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Being a time of retrogrades we are offered the opportunity to review, re-vision and remember. The incoming energies are flooding our world and thus awakening within us that which we have previously been unable to see, understand or know. We are being urged to surrender into this process and allow our internal world to shift and adjust.

Read more….

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The Witch of Wanderlust: Talking About the Details in Spellcasting || Witchcraft 101

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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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MBG: 6 Main Types Of Manifesters: Which One Are You?

The year 2020 has taught us that there will always be aspects of life that are out of our control. And yet, as dynamic spiritual beings, I believe we are all meant to help co-create our individual journeys and even take part in shaping larger, collective journeys.

Read more….

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Daily Good: The View From Here

Love is the bridge between you and everything.

Rumi –

The View From Here

Barb Abelhauser worked in an office for 14 years. Then one day she quit, and decided to become a bridgetender on the Ortega River Bridge in Jacksonville, Florida. She planned to work there for a year. Eight years later, she shares the moments of beauty and intimacy of her job, and why she decided to stay. { read more }

Be The Change

Is there something you watch and tend everyday? What stories unfold under your gaze?

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Circe: The Goddess of Sorcery – (Greek Mythology Explained)

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Elephant Journal: This Week’s Game-changing, Soul-shaking, Transformational Horoscopes. {October 19th-25th}

Listen, I don’t want to overstate this, but this week’s horoscopes have the potential to change the course of history.
We just had a new moon. We’re heading into a full moon. I think this happens every month, but this cycle is really special.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: 8 Incredible Facts About Bull Sharks

Bull sharks are large, stout predators found in tropical and subtropical waters around the world, typically close to coastlines. Their name is reportedly inspired by their stocky appearance and blunt, rounded snout, as well as their relatively aggressive behavior.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon sweeps by Jupiter and Saturn

These next several evenings – October 21, 22 and 23, 2020 – watch for the waxing moon to sweep by the gas giant planets, Jupiter and Saturn. Jupiter, which is the brighter of the two, beams some 13 times brighter than Saturn. The only starlike object to outshine Jupiter in the evening sky right now is the red planet Mars, but Mars sits low in the eastern sky at evening dusk and nightfall. So there’s no way to mistake Jupiter for Mars.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Witch’s 2021 Astrological Ritual Calendar

Presenting an integrated 2021 astrological ritual calendar for celebrating the Witch’s Wheel of the Year, with recommended dates for the best times to plan solar and lunar rites. In 2021, we’ll celebrate a Blue Moon in Leo/Aquarius opposition, two lunar eclipses and two solar eclipses!

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Karliene – Oh Willow Waly

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Inner Journey: THE POWER OF ACCEPTANCE

“It is permissible to take life’s blessings with both hands provided thou dost know thyself prepared in the opposite event to take them just as gladly. This applies to food and friends and kindred, to anything God givesand takes away… As long as God is satisfied do thou rest content. If he is pleased to want something else of thee, still rest content.”
— Meister Eckhart

Our life begins to change in magical ways when we open to the experience of life AS IT IS. With acceptance, we stop fighting what is happening. And this creates space, an opening for new relationships to unfold.

Explore unconditionally saying yes to the facts of life. Accept your past and where you are now. Unconditional acceptance is unconditional love and this is healing.

“Sometimes what seems like surrender isn’t surrender at all. It’s about what’s going on in our hearts. About seeing clearly the way life is and accepting it and being true to it, whatever the pain, because the pain ofnot being true to it is far, far greater.”
— Nicholas Evans

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Oh, we’re busy all right. We’re absolutely slammed; everywhere, always. Aligning planets, churning waterfalls, guiding sparrows, and raising more suns for more planets in more galaxies than a rocket scientist could ever count.

Yet still, never a moment goes by when there aren’t angels here, working their little hearts out for you.

Of this you can be sure.

Gabriele!!!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chicken Pho

Mom’s chicken pho recipe… straight from Vietnam. Serve with hoisin and sriracha sauce.

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 21, 2020

Films
“In my films I always wanted to make people see deeply. I don’t want to show things, but to give people the desire to see.”

-Agnes Varda, in John Robert Columbo, “Popcorn in Paradise” 1979


I quote Gandhi quite a bit in WisdomNews. We can learn a lot from what this very wise man had to say. And we can also learn from how he lived his life. Fortunately, there is a beautiful movie, called “Gandhi,” which gives us some insight into his character. It’s amazing that in basically 3 hours we can see the kinds of things that Gandhi experienced. It gives us insight into our own nature, and our own potential for growth.

-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 14, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 14, 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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The sun’s away,
And the bird estranged;
The wind has dropped,
And the sky’s deranged;
Summer has stopped.
-Robert Browning (1812-89)

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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: Work With What Arises (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Collectively we are standing between worlds, on the threshold of incredible change. This space is a precarious and shifting environment where emotions are heightened, patience is tested and uncertainty is the norm.

Read more……

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Rare Footage of New Bird of Paradise Species Shows Odd Courtship Dance | Nat Geo Wild

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Prayers

Looking for prayers to celebrate the Pagan sabbat of Samhain? Try some of these, which honor the ancestors and celebrate the end of the harvest and the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Feel free to adapt them as needed, to fit the specifics of your own tradition and belief system.

Read more…..

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MBG: Can You Really Have A Black Aura? We Asked The Experts To Find Out

From purple to yellow to blue, there are countless color combinations that can make up your personal energy field, or aura.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Why We Should Take World Octopus Day Seriously

To share such a moment of deep tranquility with another being, especially one as different from us as the octopus, is a humbling privilege.

Sy Montgomery –

Why We Should Take World Octopus Day Seriously

In 2011 author and naturalist Sy Montgomery wrote “Deep Intellect,”for Orion magazine, her piece investigated the inner life of the octopus. “Since its publication this feature remains the most-read Orion article of all-time. On this World Octopus Day, we reached out to Sy for an update on her continued relationship with these eight-armed, three-hearted creatures, and how they might help guide us in this moment of tumult and uncertainty.” { read more }

Be The Change

It’s been called the love story the world needs right now — and it’s about a diver and his eight-legged friend. Watch the trailer to the remarkable documentary, “My Octopus Teacher” here. { more }

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Today’s DIY: How to Make Beeswax Candles – Tips and Tricks from an Expert Candlemaker | Bramble Berry

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Elephant Journal: How to Transform the Inner Critic into a Loving & Kind Inner Guide.

I’ve wanted to write for a long time now.
I’ve talked about writing for a long time now.

Lot’s of people tell me I should write; they’ve been telling me this for a long time now.

There’s only one problem.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: 8 Species With ‘Superpowers’ Thanks to Evolution and Invasion
Freeze-resistant cockroaches, poison-proof rats, and killer bees are just a few of the animals that developed extraordinary abilities to stay alive.

Imagine if nature or the circumstances of your environment forced you to adapt in a dramatic way. What if, for example.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Autumn’s false dawn, the zodiacal light

The next few weeks offer a wonderful opportunity to catch the mysterious zodiacal light – aka the false dawn – of autumn. The moon is out of the morning sky for the next two weeks, leaving the sky dark. Watch for the zodiacal light in the east – over the sunrise point on the horizon – an hour or so before true dawn begins to light the sky.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: The Mystic Pagan: Samhain

This is a very powerful pagan holiday where the thinning of the vale between the two worlds take place. It is said that one is able to connect with loved ones who have passed onto the other side of the vale during this time.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Eivør – Mín Móðir

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Inner Journey: FEAR LIVES IN THE FUTURE

“We can’t fear the past. Fear is a future thing. And since the future’s all in our heads, fear must be a head thing.”
— Tom Payne

It helps to understand that fear is usually a projection into the future. We typically fear what MIGHT happen rather than what is happening now.

Susan Jeffers notes that 90% of what we fear usually does not materialize. So replace your images of disaster on the TV screen in your mind with awareness of what is really happening. And don’t allow your thinking to change channels.

“I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me.”
— Erica Jong

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

When you finally get that call, meet that person, walk that walk, and live that dream, Do you think you’ll even care that there were a few dark and scary moments in a journey that made them all possible?

Trust me, you won’t even remember.

Keep walking,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Slow Cooker Pumpkin Oatmeal

An easy recipe for overnight oatmeal made in a slow cooker.

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 14, 2020

Study
“Just as eating contrary to the inclination is injurious to the health, so study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”

-Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)


A computer is impartial. It will save and store anything, and we can retrieve it from the computer just as we put it in there. But our minds don’t work that way. If something doesn’t matter to us, if it has no relevance to anything in our lives, then there is no reason for us to remember it, and we usually don’t. But when we choose to study something that is important to us, when we have that desire, then what we learn becomes a part of who we are. We make room for the memory in our mind, and we use the information in context with what we already know.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

See through a false impression or some illusion that has been projected to throw you off course or to misjudge someone. Done innocently or deliberately, you can dispel that false impression and work your way right through it. You could even do this without challenging or confronting anyone directly, thus saving yourself the trauma of a showdown. Go slow when making any decisions that affect others.

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, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 7, 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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Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
-Robert Frost (1874-1963)

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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: 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.

Read more…..

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J. R. R. Tolkien: Powerful Quotes

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Spiritual Unite: THE LIGHTWORKERS MISSION ON EARTH

Who are lightworkers? The term lightworker has been around for quite a few years, most often use to describe individuals doing spiritual, healing or humanitarian work.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: The Egyptian God Horus

Horus, an Egyptian god of the sky, of war, and protection, is one of the best-known and possibly most important deities of the Egyptian pantheon.

Read more….

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MBG: What Actually Is A “Higher Self” & How Do I Connect To Mine?

In contemporary spiritual talk, the “highest self” is referenced a lot. Most of us have read or heard advice along the lines of “Connect to your highest self to become abundant, grounded, calmer, etc.,” at some point.

Read more…..

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Different Ways to Celebrate Samhain || Wiccan vs Celtic

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Treehugger: 5 Feral Horse Colonies From Around the World
From brumbies and mustangs to ponies, meet some of the world’s free-roaming equine populations

There’s nothing more romantic than seeing a band of wild horses galloping across a scenic beach, but wait — are they really wild?

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Watch for 2020’s Draconid meteor shower

Draco the Dragon is now spitting out meteors, also known as shooting stars. This is one shower that’s best to watch at nightfall or early evening, not after midnight. No matter where you are on Earth, watch as close to nightfall as possible. The shower is active between October 6 and 10. The best evening to watch is likely October.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Jack-O’-Lanterns and the Devil

The Jack-o-Lantern is one of the most prominent symbols of Halloween. Every year around Halloween time people take home pumpkins and begin carving them into Jack-o-Lanterns.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Morrígan

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Inner Journey

WE PROJECT OUR STRENGTHS

“Any situation that you find yourself in, is an outward reflection of your inner state of beingness.”
— El Morya

We have discussed that OUR WORLD MIRRORS WHO WE ARE BACK TO US. When we get upset by something outside of us, our reaction shows us that we have an inner wound to be healed.

Just as we can be unconscious of our wounds, we can also be unconscious of our strengths. If you are really drawn to the positive qualities in another person, you are being invited to own those same qualities in yourself.

“The people we are in relationship with are always a mirror, reflecting our own beliefs, and simultaneously we are mirrors reflecting their beliefs. So relationship is one of the most powerful tools for growth… if welook honestly at our relationships we can see so much about how we have created them.”
— Shakti Gawain

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Here’s the trickiest of tricks:

Should you ever be in need of a miracle (you know, hypothetically, just “what if”), think not of the miracle, not even a little, but instead of its intended result.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Apple Upside-Down Cake

This apple upside-down cake is a wonderful twist on an old favorite. Will have your mouth watering as it bakes, because it smells as good as it tastes! Large and tasty enough for family gatherings, potlucks, parties, etc.

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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 7, 2020

Poetry
“Poetry is music written for the human voice.”

-Mrs. Flowers, quoted by Maya Angelou


Just as songs are meant to be sung, poetry is meant to be recited. I love that there are poetry readings going on where we can gather and sit and listen to poetry. And isn’t it so romantic when your sweetheart reads a love poem to you? The words carry us away to a place beyond the mundane, where music plays, and flowers bloom, and all is right with the world.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

You may have the best of intentions today but it won’t be easy to stick to any of them. There’s a lot of randomness in the air and you won’t have very much control over anything. Don’t let this lull you into becoming thoughtless or not caring about what you’re doing. Do what you can and save some energy for tomorrow when things might be smoother.

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 September 30, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 30, 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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The grasses are light brown
and the ocean comes in
under the fleet from last night
which dozes now in the early morning.
-Joanne Kyger (1934-2017)

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September’s Events:

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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October’s Full Hunter’s Moon
Oct 1: Full Blood Moon at 2:05 pm PST/ 3:05 pm MST/ 5:05 pm EST

The Old Farmer’s Almanac actually calls October’s moon the Hunter’s Moon, where pagan almanacs call it the Blood Moon, both are correct. The reference of the Hunter’s Moon is very similar to the Harvest Moon as work or in this case hunting could be done into the evening hours due to the brightness of the moon itself.

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The Witch of Wanderlust: Setting Up Your Altar || Witchcraft 101

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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

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ThoughtCo: Gods and Goddesses of Death and the Underworld

Death is rarely so apparent than it as at Samhain. The skies have gone gray, the earth is brittle and cold, and the fields have been picked of the last crops. Winter looms on the horizon, and…

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MBG: The Aries Full Moon Is Here To Break Us Out Of Our Collective Rut

Set yourself to beast mode! On Thursday, October 1 (at 5:05 p.m. EDT), the 2020 Aries full moon, the first since the equinox, blazes into this assertive sign. Declare your intentions and make a game-changing move.

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(This diy is for spring, but home blessings and purification can be done any time.)

Today’s DIY: The Green Witch:Purification and Home Blessing Shaker Jar Spell

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Elephant Journal: Holistic Health: Key Pillars That Can Shape Your Life

More people are embracing a philosophy of holistic wellness as a means of protecting their overall health for longer. If you’re unfamiliar with this type of lifestyle and want to learn more, it’s essential to start with the basics. Here’s a brief look at the basics of holistic living.

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Treehugger: Why Butterflies Need Shade
Offering a diverse habitat protects pollinators from climate change.

Nearly every day there is a new study or headline about yet another species affected by climate change. As temperatures rise, animals change everything from their habitats to their migration patterns, trying to cope with the new weather

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EarthSky News: Watch for Mars and the full Harvest Moon

Depending on where you live worldwide, the first of two October 2020 full moons will fall on October 1 or 2, 2020. For the Northern Hemisphere, this full moon counts as our Harvest Moon (full moon nearest the September equinox) and the first full moon of the autumn season.

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Patheos-Pagan: Animal Spirit Guides

Animal spirit guides are those animals that you have had an affinity for or have seemed to have walked with you for a very long period of time. They may have walked with you for many lifetimes, many years or just have recently came into focus as you have had need of them.

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Pagan Playlist: The Willow Maid – Erutan (katethegreat19)

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Inner Journey: MAKING A DIFFERENCE

“The spiritual life is a call to action. But it is a call to … action without any selfish attachment to the results.”
— Eknath Easwaran

Many of us feel deeply that we want to make a difference — we want our lives to mean something in the bigger scheme of life. While this is a noble motive, we might want to explore what lies at its root.

Does the drive to make a difference arise from ego’s need to feel worthy? If my ego is not convinced that I matter, I may want visible proof that I do by making some kind of impact on life.

Soul doesn’t need proof that it’s worthy. Soul thrives in being awake and connected. Perhaps if we let go of the pressure we feel from our ego’s need to be recognized, we will be more open and able to simply live soulfully. And by doing that, we WILL make a difference!

“A person’s worth is contingent upon who he is, not upon what he does, or how much he has. The worth of a person, or a thing, or an idea, is in being, not in doing, not in having.”
— Alice Mary Hilton

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It’s never, ever too late to give thanks in advance for the help you stand in need of, as if you’ve already received it.

Because you just wouldn’t believe how much I can accomplish in no time at all, literally.

Thanks for listening,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Stop Roasting Your Pumpkin Seeds & Try This Instead

Pumpkin picking, and the subsequent pumpkin carving, are an iconic part of fall for many people, and with the pumpkin carving comes that experience of scooping out the pumpkin seeds. Sure, lots of people clean and toast their seeds to use in salads or as a snack, but here’s an alternative. Grab your air fryer—if you have one—for a quick and easy update on roasted pumpkin seeds.

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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
September 30, 2020

Self-Awareness
“When you affirm your own rightness in the universe, then you cooperate with others easily and automatically as part of your own nature. You, being yourself, help others be themselves.”

-Jane Roberts


We are all connected. We are all living examples for each other. When we are being ourselves, feeling natural and at ease, people can’t help but respond in kind. It’s beautiful to have this open, honest communication. Being self-aware helps us to relax and be ourselves. We know that when we do that we are happiest, and that we also get the best response from others.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

You command a lot of attention today and you may be surprised by some of the people who want to be with you. If not normally popular, today could be a bit over the top. You could be surprised by some of the requests and favors that come your way. People perceive you as powerful, so you may as well play the part, within reason.

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 September 23, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 23, 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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Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand
Make the mighty ocean,
And the pleasant land.
Thus the little minute,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Of eternity.
-Julia A. Fletcher (1823-1908)

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September’s Events:

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Hope, Faith & Trust (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are opening to a new cycle that requires us to learn how to live from our hearts and how to come from our hearts in ways that are grounded, functional and effective. This requires us to be more open, honest and vulnerable and to reveal our true self to the world without fear of rejection, loss or hurt

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Crystal Bowl 14 min Chakra Meditation

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ThoughtCo: Profile of The Greek God Poseidon

In Greek mythology and legend, Poseidon is the god of the sea. However, his domain includes some aspects of the land as well, and in fact he is known as “earth-shaker” in many stories, because of his penchant for causing earthquakes. Poseidon was responsible, according to Greek legend, for the collapse of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete, which was all but destroyed by a giant quake and tsunami.

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MBG: 5 Ways To Find Balance & Harmony This Libra Season

Welcome to Libra season 2020. The Sun in this fair-minded sign from September 22 to October 22 puts your focus on relationships and beauty.

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Yeyeo Botanica: Candle Disposing Ideas |

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Elephant Journal: The Autumn Equinox to Solstice—A Mystics Guide to the Final 3 Months of 2020.

Do you feel the electric energy approaching the autumn equinox on September 22nd?
It’s palpable where I live, on Vancouver Island. The skies are charred with smoke from the Pacific North West fires. Mornings and evenings are covered in heavy mist. Crickets are the music of my late afternoons.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: Why You Should Take an ‘Awe Walk’

California’s majestic redwoods and the Grand Canyon are known to inspire awe. But it isn’t just the powerful beauty of vast natural wonders like these that can take your breath away. You can find awe in everyday things … and it’s good for your emotional health.

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EarthSky News: Moon, Jupiter, Saturn September 23-26

These next several evenings – September 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2020 – feature the moon and the solar system’s two largest gas giant planets, Jupiter and Saturn. Given clear skies, you can’t miss the moon and Jupiter.

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Patheos-Pagan: Plant Spirit Glyphs

Plant spirit glyphs are symbolic representations of the of the occult forces that are accessed when using herbs in spell work. They are created in partnership with the genius or consciousness of a plant. The creation of these power symbols combines spirit writing, sigil craft and plant spirit communion.

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Pagan Playlist: The Fairy King – Ashley Serena & Ryan Louder

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Inner Journey: REFLECT ON YOUR LIFE

“Reflection is one of the most underused yet powerful tools for success.”
— Richard Carlson

Regularly, take time to reflect on what has been happening in your life. Step back to work ON your life instead of IN it. See yourself as the C.E.O. of your own personal company, or as the captain of your own ship. Are you navigating the waves as well as you might?

Stepping back helps us see a bigger, more inclusive picture. Small events make more sense in the bigger scheme of things.

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
— James Levin

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Until everyone believes in their own ability to say exactly the right thing, at exactly the right time, to exactly the right person, then allow me:

Everyone wants to be your friend. Everyone.

You’re just so cool,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Roasted Ratatouille Vegetable Dip

Add a confetti of color and flavor pizzazz to your plate with this simple recipe. This dip is packed with vegetables and can be used to intensify the flavor of sandwiches or wraps, and is a great compliment to your fresh vegetable crudité platter. Pair this recipe with whole grain dippers like whole grain flat bread or whole wheat tortilla chips, which can help boost your fiber intake for cancer protective benefits.

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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
September 23, 2020

Light
“Light is the symbol of truth.”

-James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)


There are two kinds of “light” in the English language. One is the visual, the light we get from the sun or a lamp, that lets us see. This kind of light is indeed a symbol of truth, because the truth lets us see, nothing is hidden. The other kind of “light” is a measurement of weight, the opposite of “heavy.” This, too, could be called a symbol of truth. The truth makes us free, and we feel light because we don’t have to carry the heavy burden of hiding a secret.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

It’s possible that you’re putting yourself under more stress and pressure than anyone or anything else going on around you. It’s not necessary to beat yourself up emotionally like this. Things are fine and you can make things even better if you curtail the urge to obsessively dwell on only what and who is letting you down. Be your own best friend and give yourself credit for what you’re doing right.

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/