September’s Full Corn Moon: 9-6

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September Full Corn Moon

  September 6, 2017 at 3:03 am EST

 

“Crown’d with the sickle, and the sheaten sheaf, while Autumn, nodding o’er the yellow plain, comes jovial on”   ~ James Thomson, Autumn, 1730

The Old Farmer’s Almanac calls this moon the Full Corn Moon however this year there seems to be some debate as to whether this is the Harvest Moon. The Harvest moon usually occurs in September but can also fall in early October which is the closest date to the Autumn Equinox. The Harvest Moon will actually be in October this year. Many of the Native American tribes’ staple foods, such as corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and rice, were ready for harvesting during this month.

Other names for this moon are Chrysanthemum Moon (china), Nut Moon (cherokee), Mulberry Moon (choctaw), Singing Moon (celtic),  and Barley Moon (medieval english).

As Mother Earth  begins her journey into the  dark part of the year, the sun pulls away and we get that welcome autumn chill. September is a time of hearth and home. For Kitchen Witches this is a great time to reestablish your hearth and kitchen altars. Take time as well to acknowledge the things that we have accomplished since spring and declutter both home and self in preparation of winter’s season of introspection.

To get in the autumn mood and celebrate this months element of earth try wearing browns, greens and other earthy colors.
Sacred Stones: Citrine, Peridot, Bloodstone
Sacred Herbs: Grains, Valerian, Witch Hazel
Deities: Hearth Goddesses, Demeter, Brighid, Vesta, Freya

Full moon blessings!
Cat
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Any Road Will Take You There: Cat’s Angel Message for September 1-4 2017  

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Since I will be out of town for Labor Day weekend our Angel Message will include Sept 1-4. have a safe and happy weekend! ~ Cat

Any Road Will Take You There: Cat’s Angel Message for September 1, 2017  

September’s Theme:  Life Purpose.  Sometimes we have a clear vision of what that is and sometimes we don’t. Many of us fall into the second category and that’s OK!  Remember that everything you do has an impact on your world and the people in it and around you. Life Missions can be very simple, like making “tiny miracles” happen for others or even making your own life or the life of a loved one better.  Sometimes the small things are the best!

If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there. ~ Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)

91: Today the angels are calling on all Lightworkers. Our world is in need of healing right now so take some time today and send loving, healing energy out to those in need. Even if Lightwork isn’t your calling you can still help by sending peaceful vibes to those around you or sending love to those who need it. We all have the power to make a difference by promoting a positive view to those around us. The angels are telling us that it’s a great day to lead by example!

92:  This month we will be working in areas that relate to our Life Purpose (see our theme for September). Just like when you start any other “project” working with your Life Purpose/Mission requires faith in yourself to make things happen. Even if you aren’t exactly sure what you Mission//Purpose is (not knowing is OK) be assured that if  something compels you to take action and you do what is needed that you are on the right path. For example you may feel moved to help someone who really needs it, do volunteer work, helping out a disabled or elderly neighbor or something along these lines, you get the picture! Be open to what your inner guidance tells you and you will always be headed in the right direction.

93: The Ascended Masters are encouraging us to try something new today like start a new project, or do something you’ve never done. Doing so will draw new things (abundance, relationships, opportunities) into our lives and can even help us with our Life Mission/Purpose. Remember to continue letting go of outdated thoughts, feelings habits or things that no longer bring us joy or serve our highest good. By getting rid of these things we are making much needed room for the new blessings headed our way and giving them room to grow. This will help us this month on our quest to embrace our Life Mission and move forward on our person and spiritual journey!

94: We are all extraordinary beings of light and we are as unique as snowflakes. Each person has different gifts to share with the world and today the angels are asking us to share our light with others. This can be done with a smile, a word of encouragement, a healing touch or even as simple as giving someone a hug.  What matters most is allowing yourself to shine and be a light for another. We never know what others are going through and sometimes all they need is a little loving light to bring peace and comfort. Let yourself shine for someone today!

During these 4 day try working with Archangel Chamuel who helps us with our Divine Life Purpose. He shows us the way to finding what truly calls to us and how to share those gifts with others. Chamuel also works with those whose mission includes world peace. Our Sacred Stones include Life Path crystals (long thin, clear quartz w/ one or more absolutely smooth sides) help access our life purpose. Helping you to go with the flow and follow what your soul wants not what your ego wants and Golden Beryl (Heliodor) which can  help to eliminate the confusion surrounding our Life Purpose.

Blessings for a magickal day!

Cat

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Daily readings are written by Cat. Angel graphic is created and (C)LBolotin 2016-17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thought for the Day: August 31, 2017 “Family-Unity-Community”

Happy Thursday,

Hate has been in the news a lot lately. People can be pretty ugly sometimes and that’s pretty sad. There are a lot of reasons that people hate; fear, jealousy and ignorance are just a few. The truth is that hate solves nothing and only breeds more hate and violence. There is always a better way, maybe not perfect ways but better. If everyone could embrace the fact that we may all be different yet we are all the same on so many levels. We all want, freedom, security, love and peace. We need to learn to look past the outside and see what’s inside. We need to stop seeing others as them and us and start seeing everyone as family. Because that’s exactly what we are……Family.

Family-Unity-Community

 

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Thought for the Day: August 30, 2017 “It’s About Community”

Happy Wednesday!

Our thought for today is about the power of community. We need only to look at the people of Texas as they band together after Hurricane Harvey. The truth is that it shouldn’t take a national disaster to bring people together. If we embraced the brotherhood of community everyday just think of all we could accomplish! While we have so many wonderful people in the world, we still have a long way to go. If we all do our part, even if it’s something small we can, and do make a difference!

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Cat’s Bits for August 27 – Sept 2; Why the Trees Lose Their Leaves

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Cat’s Bits for August 27 – Sept 2   Why the Trees Lose Their Leaves

We are starting to see early signs of fall here, so I thought I would share one of my old favorites this week. I hope you enjoy it!

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September Events:

August: 12: Mercury is Retrograde Aug 12- Sept. 1

Sept 2: Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept 4: Labor Day

Sept 6: Full  Harvest Moon at 3:03 am EST

Sept 20: New Moon at 1:30 am EST

Sept 21: International Day of Peace

Sept 22: Fall Equinox/ Mabon and Sun enters Libra at 4:02 pm EST

Sept 30: Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Why the Trees Lose Their Leaves

A Tale from the Cherokee Nation as told by Cat

In the beginning, and just as it is today, all creatures including the trees spoke to one another. They shared many things amongst themselves and with their neighbors. Just as we two-leggeds do. But during the winter all the birds would fly south. It was warm there and the birds big and small would sty there until spring. Then they would return home with their families.


 
That year as winter approached, Sparrow was hurt. He wasn’t well and he knew that he was not strong enough to make the yearly journey with his family to the south. So Sparrow told them to go to the warm place without him. At first they refused to leave him but Sparrow insisted and finally they left.

 
Because of his injuries Sparrow knew that he would not survive the winter without shelter. So he decided that he would ask the trees to help him.  He went first to Oak and said ” Friend Oak, as you can see I am hurt and cannot fly well. Winter is almost here and without shelter I will die. Will you help me by sheltering me within your beautiful leaves so that I can heal and greet my family when they return in the spring?” But Oak was an old tree who had little patience for guests particularly during the winter when he liked to sleep. “Go away Sparrow, I will not spend the winter listening to your chattering. Find somewhere else to make your shelter!”

 Sparrow was greatly saddened by Oak’s words, they hurt deep in his tiny spirit.

He then went to see Maple. ” Friend Maple, as you can see I am hurt and cannot fly well. Winter is almost here and without shelter I will die. Will you help me by sheltering me within your thick, beautiful leaves so that I can heal and greet my family when they return in the spring?” asked Sparrow. But Maple didn’t want a guest for the winter either and said ” No Sparrow you cannot spend the winter with me…go now and ask another!”Again, Sparrows tiny spirit deeply hurt and turned away to look elsewhere for shelter.


And so it went, each of the trees from whom Sparrow asked for help turned him away. Until Pine was the only tree left. With a heavy heart and little hope Sparrow went to Pine. Friend Pine, as you can see I am hurt and cannot fly well. Winter is almost here and without shelter I will die. Will you help me by sheltering me within your leaves during the winter……?” 


Pine was silent for a moment. He was thinking to himself  “What is there that I can do? I am the least of all the trees”. But Pines spirit heard the tiny birds plea and he said “Friend Sparrow, my leaves are not much, in fact they are like needles and my branches are different than the other trees…..but you are welcome to share what I have.” Thank you Pine cried Sparrow and his heat was filled with renewed hope. They spent the long winter together and when spring returned it brought with it Sparrow’s family. Sparrow flew out to greet them and there was such rejoicing. “Thank you Pine!” cried the happy sparrow family.

Now the Creator had been silently watching all this time. He had heard everything that had transpired between the Trees and Sparrow and he was saddened and angry. He called a council meeting of the trees and said ” You trees have been given so much. Yet you would not share even the smallest bit of what you had with Sparrow in his time of need. This hurt my spirit just as it hurt Sparrows! Because of this and from this day forward when winter comes to the land your leaves, your crowning glory will wither, die and blow away.”


Then the Creator spoke to Pine. “Pine you have touched my spirit and given me a great gift through your gift to Sparrow! You had the least to offer yet you gave freely to one in need. When winter comes you alone will keep your leaves and they shall stay green in all seasons. This is my gift to you!”


That is why, to this day, when winter comes Pine stays green while the other trees are bare.

Bright Blessings for a Magickal Week!

Cat

 

Laura (Cat) Bolotin has been following an eclectic pagan/spiritual path for over 25 years. She currently lives in Western Colorado where she enjoys communing with nature, desert crawling, belly dancing, nature photography, jewelry crafting and writing stuff she hopes will help others along their path. She is married and owned by 5 cats.

 

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Please feel free to check out my websites!

Cat’s Treasure Trove: An Eclectic Collection of Jewelry and Gifts!  http://catstreasuretrove.weebly.com

The Desert Path: The Dusty Ramblings of a Desert Pagan. https://catsister.wordpress.com

Sacred Spirals on Facebook: The Place Where All Paths Meet  https://www.facebook.com/groups/sacredSpirals/

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Cat’s Bits for August 20-26: Egyptian Mythology Or Spiritual Reality 

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Cat’s Bits for August 20-26: Egyptian Mythology Or Spiritual Reality

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August Events:

 

August: 12: Mercury goes Retrograde until Sept. 1

August 21: New Moon at 2:30 pm EST and Solar Eclipse at 2:25 pm EST

August 22: Sun enters Virgo 6:20 pm EST

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Garden Song

  1. Inch by inch, row by row
    Gonna make this garden grow
    All it takes is a rake and a hoe
    And a piece of fertile ground

    Inch by inch, row by row
    Someone bless these seeds I sow
    Someone warm them from below
    Till the rain comes tumbling down

    Pulling weeds and picking stones
    Man is made of dreams and bones
    Feel the need to grow my own
    Cause the time is close at hand

    Painful rain, sun and rain
    Find my way in nature’s chain
    Tune my body and my brain
    To the music from the land

    Plant your rows straight and long
    Temper them with prayer and song
    Mother Earth will make you strong
    If you give her love and care

    Old crow watching hungrily
    From his perch in yonder tree
    In my garden I’m as free
    As that feathered thief up there

    Songwriters: DAVID MALLETT
    © Reservoir One Music, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    For non-commercial use only.

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Egyptian Mythology Or Spiritual Reality – Did Egyptians See Them As The Same Thing?
ByLeon Steyn

One of the most interesting fields of study is the study of Egyptology.Without doubt this remarkable history and the dry desert worked together to give the world the most amazing evidence of ancient history, myth and spiritual reality. But where did the one stop and the other begin?

Mythology and Religion

There is enough evidence from the engravings on temple walls, statues and scrolls for us to reach the conclusion that for the ancient Egyptians the main pantheon was Osiris. This deity was not just a deity but was immortalised by putting him in the sky from where he now follows the sun. It was also believed that all Pharaohs that died became gods themselves and joined Osiris in the sky. From here they would protect their followers.

For the Egyptians it was easy to look up and see Osiris watching over them. This fact was enhanced as they could see him standing in the early morning eastern sky. From his prominent position in heaven he brought the flooding of the Nile, the life and death of all Egyptians who lived next to the Nile. Osiris was not a mythological character to them; he was a tangible spiritual deity you could see and worship.

Orion the Hunter

As the Greek mythological figure Orion the Hunter, this group of stars could be the most prominent constellation in the sky as it is so easy to spot. For the Greeks this Hunter was part of the Zodiac and much more than mythology. Now for those who do not know this yet, the constellation Orion is also the god Osiris we just talked about. And for those with no idea where or who either is, the brightest star in the sky Sirius is always near Orion. The belt of three stars makes Orion easy to spot because there is only one place where the stars form such a line in the sky. Rigel the white star on his knee and Betelgeuse the orange star on his shoulder plus a few other stars form the outline of this prominent starry pattern. Nearby you can also find Aldebaran, the orange star and the Pleiades or Seven sisters, a group of stars, all part of Taurus the Bull.

Today we look up at the sky and we appreciate the names and forms the early civilizations had given to the constellations of stars. However we do not see Orion as anything but a recognizable pattern of stars. Still for the Egyptians and even for the pre – Christian Greeks, they were something much more. They were gods. We have moved away from looking at the stars and see them as gods but when we see the procession of Druids at Stonehenge during an eclipse or around the solstice we wonder how far we have moved from the earlier beliefs.

Leon Steyn is an online writer and marketer. If you found this article interesting get a Free copy of his brand new fiction e-book Ozymandeus by emailing him at [mailto:monkcove@yahoo.com]monkcove@yahoo.com. Leon uses Astronomy and Spirituality in a combination in this book.

Article Source: [http://EzineArticles.com/?Egyptian-Mythology-Or-Spiritual-Reality—Did-Egyptians-See-Them-As-The-Same-Thing?&id=6946978]

Bright Blessings for a Magickal Week!

Cat

 

(Laura (Cat) Bolotin has been following an eclectic pagan/spiritual path for over 25 years. She currently lives in Western Colorado where she enjoys communing with nature, desert crawling, belly dancing, nature photography, jewelry crafting and writing stuff she hopes will help others along their path. She is married and owned by 5 cats.)

 

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Please feel free to check out my websites!

Cat’s Treasure Trove: An Eclectic Collection of Jewelry and Gifts!  http://catstreasuretrove.weebly.com

The Desert Path: The Dusty Ramblings of a Desert Pagan. https://catsister.wordpress.com

Sacred Spirals on Facebook: The Place Where All Paths Meet  https://www.facebook.com/groups/sacredSpirals/

This page may be shared with others as long as no changes are made, and ALL credits, links, photos and copyrights remain intact. All written work and are created by and copyrighted to LBolotin/Cat 2007-2017

It’s About Perspective: Cat’s Angel Message for August 19, 2017 

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It’s About Perspective: Cat’s Angel Message for August 19, 2017  

August Theme: Prosperity- Abundance- Creative Problem Solving 

I wept because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.  ~ Persian Proverb

819: The Universe provides us with everything that we need to make our lives happy and successful. We have access to higher assistance as well as our own inner guidance system. By doing our best to keep things in a positive perspective and by living in gratitude we can both manifest and create a better life for ourselves and our loved ones. Today the angels are reminding us to stay focused on our goals because it will broaden our outlook and propel us forward into the life we want. Remember, we are all worthy of good things and by working together with the Universe we create a win-win situation!

Archangel Sandalphon delivers our prayers and requests to Spirit as well as the angels and ascended masters who are best suited to help us. His energy is gentle and very subtle and he speaks to us most often through music. Since we are working toward the New Moon on Monday call on the Greek goddess/ascended master Artemis to help you feel more comfortable accessing and listening to your inner guidance system. Our stone for today is Blue Quartz which promotes happiness and well being as it enhances our self reliance.

Blessings for a magickal day!

Cat

I invite you to share my work as long as no changes are made and to check out my websites:

 
Cat’s Treasure Trove: An Eclectic Collection of Jewelry & Gifts!  at www.catstreasuretrove.weebly.com  
and my group Sacred Spirals: The place where all paths meet at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/ 
The Desert Path: The Dusty Ramblings of a Desert Pagan. https://catsister.wordpress.com

Daily readings are written by Cat. Angel graphic is created and (C)LBolotin 2016-17.

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