Cat’s Morning Bits for Friday, December 2, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Friday, December 2, 2022

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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December Quotes

“I was surprised my quilt and pillow were cold,
I see that now the window’s bright again.
Deep in the night, I know the snow is thick,
I sometimes hear the sound as bamboo snaps.”

BaiJuyi, Night Snow

gardendigest.com

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December Events 2022

Dec. 7 Full Moon at 8:08 pm PST/ 9:08 pm MST/ 11:08 pm EDT

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule and Sun enters Capricorn

Dec 23 New Moon at 2:16 am PST/ 3:16 am MST/ 5:16 am EST

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve & celtic Tree Month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

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Spirit Library: Cravings You Can’t Ignore
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

Perhaps you suspended your interests for decades; perhaps not. But you now have a need to function outside your expected norms. It is as if you have gifted yourself a magic wand to perform the miracles you longed for but did not allow yourself to have.

Read more….

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Yuletide Witches Bells – Witchy DIY Decor and Protection Magic – Magical Crafting

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Spirituality & Health: How to Strengthen Your Intuition Through the Lunar Cycle
by Mara Branscombe

Use these simple but powerful methods to attune yourself to the moon’s phases to develop stronger intuition.
Whether we are aware of it or not, we are all deeply connected to the moon’s 29.5-day cycle.

The human body is composed of approximately 60 percent water. Like the moon’s pull on the ocean tides, the moon similarly provides us with an ebb and flow of energy that can be observed if we take the time to notice it.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Magical Colors of the Yule Season

By Patti Wigington
Updated on May 01, 2019


When it comes to doing Yuletime magic, there’s a lot to be said for color correspondences. Look around you, and think about the colors of the season. Some of the most traditional seasonal colors have their roots in age-old customs, and can be adapted to suit your magical needs.

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MBG: December 2022 Monthly Horoscope: What Astrologers Want You To Know

Another calendar turn is upon us—and it feels like it happened so fast! But 2022 won’t go silently into the night. First of all, it’s Sagittarius season until December 21, which is a naturally jovial time once again.

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Pioneer Thinking: Velvet Apple Bubble Bath Recipe

Try this easy to make at home Velvet Apple bubble bath recipe.

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Treehugger: What to See in the Night Sky for December 2022
A close approach with Mars and dueling meteor showers cap off the year.

Santa’s sleigh isn’t even packed yet, but the December sky already has a few celestial gifts at the ready to close out 2022. So warm your gloves by the fire, heat the hot chocolate, and bundle up for a month of spectacular meteor showers, stargazing, a close encounter with Mars, and the winter solstice.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: December Magick: 7 Herbs for the Season
NOVEMBER 30, 2022 BY CHARLOTTE WILDE

The magic of December is upon us.

If we haven’t already, we may be preparing to pick out a Yule tree to decorate or beginning to spruce up our abodes with foliage for the season.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Dawning – A Tergo Lupi – Instrumental Dark Folk (Tagelharpa & Ritual Drum)

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Inner Journey:

NATURAL VIBRATIONS

“I sing the body electric.”
— Walt Whitman

The water that makes up so much of our bodies is like oceann water. The salt crystals in this water vibrate at ever-changing frequencies. Our hearts are the emotional centers of our bodies, and they put out frequencies that are 10 times the power of thefrequencies of our brains.

When we are happy, we vibrate at a higher frequency than when we are angry or sad. Our emotions change the chemical composition of the water in our systems. That’s why happy tears taste different than tears of sadness.

Experiencing physical, emotional and mental stillness harmonizes the vibrational output of the body, heart and mind and we become stronger.

“The message we give our bodies — one of irritation or acceptance — is the message to which our bodies will answer.”
— Deb Shapiro

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Garlic Shrimp Pasta Bake

This shrimp casserole with noodles is quick and easy. With shrimp and pasta coated in a creamy herb sauce, this seafood pasta bake is a meal the whole family will love.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
December 2, 2022

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Devil
Some days you just want to be self-indulgent, and today is one of those days. Put those feelings on the back burner while at work or out in public. After the serious part of the day is over, the danger actually increases for you. Don’t overindulge and make yourself sick or regretful. Sometimes too much of a good thing is too much, and you want to start tomorrow feeling good.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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/

Using Our Power: Cat’s Angel Message for December 2, 2022

Using Our Power: Cat’s Angel Message for December 2, 2022

 December’s Theme: It’s time to replace the old and outdated and welcome in new opportunities and blessings. This is the season to receive the good things the Unoverse has in store!

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Help yourself by embracing your innate power as a creator! You’ve totally got this! ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Using Our Power

122: In your role as a creator, you are the determining factor in making things happen for yourself. Thoughts and our faith are part of our “Sacred Tools” and when combined together with our creative power our manifestation ability greatly increases. Today the Universe is reminding us to honor our power as a creator and to have faith in our own divine wisdom and magic. Remember to pay attention to the messages that you receive as this information helps us to create and draw new life choices and opportunities. Allow yourself to be open and confident and acknowledge your unlimited potential. Believe in your heart that the Universe is helping you by supporting the efforts you are making.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Haniel showers us with stardust, illuminating our thoughts and memories so that we can remember what magickal beings we truly are, which assists us in the creation process.In turn this  shows us how to receive with grace and gratitude. This process accelerates when we allow beauty and harmony to surround us. It’ helps us to enjoy ourselves which makes  blessings easier to receive.

 The Ascended Master El Morya can help if you have trouble staying present and focused in the now. He teaches us the importance of putting aside what we cannot control  so that we are free to think about other things. He reminds us that it is our faith that  keeps us grounded so that we can embrace both the patience and the clear decision making needed to make things happen.

The Egyptian goddess Hathor helps us to find the answer to the question  “How shall I live my life?” She tells us that every moment gives us opportunities for growth. ” When you are filled with indecision you move away from yourself and your power as a creator. Indecision silences you ability to hear your own inner wisdom. If you need my help just ask and I will shower you with energy that will tip the scales in the direction of what you desire.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Sunny golden Citrine helps increase our self esteem and is a powerful healer of old outdated patterns, which allows us to manifest new things. This stone also attracts abundance, but keep in mind that abundance comes in many forms not just financial, so stay open to them all.

Mookite, a form of Jasper that comes in many creamy color combinations, promotes decision making and versatility. These things are important when we are faced with new experiences and find ourselves faced with the need to take action. It encourages us to be flexible during times of change and helps us to embrace new experiences with an open sense of adventure.

Smoky Quartz helps to neutralize negative energy and teaches us how to work through the fear of failure which can show up during times of change and transformation. It also promotes clear insight and focus which helps us to leave behind the things that no longer serve us and make room for the blessings headed your way.

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:

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 Thursday, December 1, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, December 1, 2022

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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December Quotes

“In the bleak mid-winter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter,
Long ago.”

Christmas Carol

gardendigest.com

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December Events 2022

Dec. 7 Full Moon at 8:08 pm PST/ 9:08 pm MST/ 11:08 pm EDT

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule and Sun enters Capricorn

Dec 23 New Moon at 2:16 am PST/ 3:16 am MST/ 5:16 am EST

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve & celtic Tree Month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

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Spirit Library: December 2022 Ascension Energies – Collective Self
Jamye Price

The accompanying video to this article can be found here.

Blessed Being, as your year winds down your energy phases into an internal focus in many ways. Things come a little closer, they become more magnified.

Read more….

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Preparing for Winter 🌲 Yule, DIYs, Forest Home Makeover/ Alwyn Oak

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Spirituality & Health: Lunar Medicine for the Masculine
An Excerpt from The Flowering Wand
by Sophie Strand

Explore how men can align themselves with lunar cycles to experience more connection with nature and the divine.


Masculinity is lunar. Gender is lunar. Sexuality is lunar. Landscape is lunar. Bodies, liquid in a flesh silhouette, are tides of lunacy, constantly shifting their internal shorelines. To be lunar means to change—to be full and ripe one night, and tired and reclusive another.

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December Birthstone
The December birthstone is Blue Topaz.

December Birthstone : Blue Topaz

Birthstone Color: Blue
december birthstoneAs cool and inviting as a blue lake on a blistering summer day, December’s birthstone is derived from the Sanskrit word “tapas,” meaning fire. This is because Blue Topaz was considered by ancient civilizations to have cooling properties. Not only was it believed to cool boiling water when thrown into the pot, but to calm hot tempers as well! This gemstone was credited with many other healing powers, among them the ability to cure insanity, asthma, weak vision and insomnia. The Blue Topaz was even thought to have magical properties in its ability to make its wearer invisible in a threatening situation.

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Learn Religions: How to Make a Witch Bottle
A Centuries-Old Protective Magical Tool

By Patti Wigington
Updated on February 04, 2019


A witch bottle is a magical tool that has been reported in use for centuries. In early times, the bottle was designed as a way to protect oneself from malicious witchcraft and sorcery.

Read more….

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December Birth Flower: Narcissus
NOVEMBER 17, 2018 | BY FTD FRESH

The narcissus is the December birth flower and symbolizes good wishes, faithfulness and respect. The narcissus can often be confused with the daffodil, the birth flower for March, which is a type of narcissus. Although most narcissus flowers are spring flowers, there are several species that bloom in the winter, such as the paperwhite narcissus — making it appropriate as the birth flower for December.

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Exemplore:Six Interpretations of Water as a Dream Symbol
MADAILEIN AISLING IRELANDMAY 18, 2022

What Water Means in Dreams
Water is a frequent symbolic guest star in our dreams. Deciphering its meaning is predicated not only on the how the water appears, but what form it takes.

Read more….

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Treehugger: How to Make a Low-Waste Gift Basket
Create a sustainable gift basket that’s festive and low-waste.
By Olivia Young

Published November 9, 2022

Gift baskets get a bad rap. Many are packed haphazardly with stale snacks or impersonal items the recipient won’t use or doesn’t want. They’re perceived as cheap and cheesy—as in corny, in addition to sometimes containing cheese.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: The moon and Jupiter pair up on December 1

The moon and Jupiter brighten the night
Look for the waxing gibbous moon after sunset on December 1, 2022. The bright “star” near it is the planet Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. Other than the moon, Jupiter is the brightest object in the southern sky this month. Jupiter reached opposition on September 26. And the king of planets is up all evening and sets around midnight.

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Patheos-Pagan: Winter Magick
DECEMBER 1, 2019 BY ALURA ROSE

Winter Magick
With the Solstice officially here at the end of the month, it seems that now would be a wonderful time to talk about “Winter Magick.” Not to mention that the lovely forecast this brisk, cold morning here in New England

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Pagan Playlist: Sacred – Soothing Meditative Ambient Music – Deep Relaxation and Healing

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Inner Journey:

TRYING TOO HARD?

“Thinking about interior peace destroys interior peace. The patient who constantly feels his pulse is not getting any better.”
— Hubert van Zeller

Are you trying too hard to be good, to be perfect, to be spiritual?

‘Trying too hard’ is an expression of fear. If you can replace the fear with faith that everything always serves our highest good, your confidence and peace of mind will serve your aspirations.

“So many people work so hard, to achieve, attain, accumulate and cherish their fortunes. How many of us blissfully fill our days and nights being the Divine expression we are? This is the meaning of life. It is to be.As a result, all of your creations are a natural outflow from the Divine within your being. This is the joy of life.”
— Barbara Rose

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

To touch someone with kindness, is to change someone forever.

Heavy, huh? That’s nothing.

Because for everyone you touch, you also reach everyone they will ever know. And everyone they will ever know. And everyone they will ever know. And so, for the rest of all time, your kindness will be felt, in waves that will spread, long after you move on.

Muchas gracias,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Green Beans with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Fresh green beans are served with a creamy mushroom sauce and crumbled goat cheese in this easy side dish recipe.

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December Correspondences

Nature Spirits: Snow Faeries; Storm Faeries & Winter Tree Faeries
Herbs: Holly; English Ivy; Fir & Mistletoe
Colours: Blood Red; White & Black
Flowers: Holly; Poinsettia & Christmas Cactus
Scents: Violet; Patchouli; Rose Geranium; Frankincense; Myrrh & Lilac
Stones: Aerpentine; Jacinth & Peridot
Trees: Pine; Fir & Holly
Animals: Mouse; Deer; Horse & Bear
Birds: Rook; Robin & Snowy Owl
Deities: Hathor; Hecate; Neith; Athene; Minerva; Ixchel; Osiris; Norns & The Fates
Power Flow: Death & Rebirth; Darkness; Personal Alchemy; Spiritual Paths. Reach out to friends, family and those in need.

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Daily Tarot: The Magician
You might be set up to be the smart one and solve a problem or two for someone else. While it might be your idea of fun to perform and be clever, try to keep things simple, especially if this is a work-related issue. It will cost you little or no effort and win you a lot of admiration, and maybe some monetary reward later.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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/

Setting Things In Motion: Cat’s Angel Message for December 1, 2022

Setting Things In Motion: Cat’s Angel Message for December 1, 2022

 December’s Theme: It’s time to replace the old and outdated and welcome in new opportunities and blessings. This is the season to receive the good things the Unoverse has in store!

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Opportunities to take action happen frequently but it is up to us to to initiate the first step. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Setting Things In Motion

121: Welcome to December, are you ready to create some good things? The ultimate goal is to embrace the new blessings that will help us create the life we want while nurturing our inner peace and adventurous spirit. Do your best to stay focused on what you want to accomplish and not on your fears. Remember that it is in your best interest to embrace both hope and optimism. Don’t hesitate to release your worries and concerns to your angels to help keep your energy flowing. The work we do this month will set the tone for the new year. Allow intuition to be your guide and grab the blessings that come your way to help set things in motion.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Michael helps to calm our fears as he guides us through issues of self doubt by clearing our energy field and quieting the internal chatter so that we can access the guidance being sent to us. He helps us to find our courage and our direction while giving us the strength that we need to choose wisely and make decisions on our own. Michael’s energy is easily felt particularly during times of stress and confusion and helps us when we feel lost or overwhelmed. He sets us on the path of commitment to our purpose by showing us how to work through obstacles that pop up as he teaches us that we have what it takes to create new things for ourselves as he helps us reach new levels of self confidence.

The Ascended Master Vywamus encourages us to continuously and  consciously seek inspiration through the discovery and rediscovery of our own natural abilities and talents. He teaches us that healing can be found in change. If something is holding you back he can teach you how to let it go or let it be so you can continue moving forward.

The Hindu Mother Goddess Durga teaches us how to create boundaries and maintain them as well as protecting yourself from the negative or controlling energy of others. She says:  ” Personal boundaries are important to your well being. It is sometimes best to walk away. I can help you to step back and give you the self assurance to do what is in your best interest.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Use Carnelian for motivation and increased creativity. It teaches us to trust in ourselves and helps us find creative solutions to current issues  as it boosts self esteem and invites us to embrace our personal power while promoting positive life choices which enhance our ability to draw new forms of prosperity and abundance.

Eulite (Hypersthene) which helps us to find solutions to problems (large and small) that get in our way and can hold us back. It will also make seeing the answers and solutions easier by stopping the need to overthink or overly critical thinking. Eulite is also useful for building solid relationships which are necessary for the manifestation process and our personal evolution.

Howlite helps us to formulate and achieve our ambitions and goals and helps us to communicate these things calmly and reasonably and helps us to embrace patience. Howlite also creates a link to the universal realms and prepares the mind to receive guidance.

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:

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 Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday, November 30, 2022

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 Quotes

“The spirits of the air live on the smells
Of fruit; and joy, with pinions light, roves round
The gardens, or sits singing in the trees.”
Thus sang the jolly Autumn as he sat;
Then rose, girded himself, and o’er the bleak
Hills fled from our sight; but left his golden load.”

  William Blake, To Autumn

gardendigest.com

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 6 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 8 Full Beaver Moon 3:02 am PST/ 4:02 am MST/ 6:02 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 23 New Moon at 2:57 pm PST/ 3:57 pm MST/ 5:57 pm EST

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL CHILLS WHEN THINKING OF SOMEONE – POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE
Susan Brunton

You are sitting at home, perhaps reading a book or listening to music while you do a few chores, and suddenly someone crosses your mind.

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Banishing 101/ The Wich of Wanderlust

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Spirituality & Health: 4 Simple Ways to Cultivate Connection and Belonging
by Cheryl Pallant

Feeling disconnected from your community and the world around you? Dive into four ways to develop connection and belonging.


“I don’t belong,” admits one of my students, referencing her classmates. “I don’t belong here,” says a middle-aged entrepreneur sitting near me at a retreat. “I don’t belong with them,” confesses a friend speaking about his family.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Ritual to Kick a Bad Habit

By Patti Wigington
Updated on May 09, 2018


Often, when people have problems in their lives, they turn to magic for assistance. A common request is that of how to use magic to get rid of a bad habit.

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Exemplore:What Do Dreams About Fire Mean?
MADAILEIN AISLING IRELANDMAY 24, 2022

Did you know that fire is the only one of the four primary elements—water, earth, air, fire—that humans can create?

Although we may think of fire as a practical necessity that keeps us warm and gives us light, on a symbolic level, fire has meaning stretching from the practical to the spiritual. For example, fire has been linked to

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Treehugger: Filming the Elusive Ocelot in South Texas
A discovery brings wildlife filmmaker Ben Masters to tears.

When wildlife filmmaker Ben Masters saw that he had recorded footage of an ocelot with her cubs, he began to cry. It was quite an emotional moment for Masters, who has spent months following the elusive cats through Texas.

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EarthSky News: Earliest sunset comes before winter solstice

The earliest sunset is not on shortest day
As a matter of fact, for the southernmost U.S. and similar latitudes – around 30 degrees north latitude – the earliest sunsets of the year happen in late November and early December. And then, for latitudes farther north – around 40 degrees north latitude

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Patheos-Pagan: The Magick of Pentacles & Relationships
NOVEMBER 29, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON


In Reclaiming, we have classes on Iron and Pearl Pentacles, gifts from Feri Witchcraft.

These pentacles act as tools for meditation, diagnosis, and interrogation. Each with points that call out and call in the practitioner.

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Pagan Playlist: Ancient Slavic Pagan Music Mix 2 (Pagania II)

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Inner Journey:

SEEK YOUR LIMITS AND BEYOND

“If you’re proactive, you don’t have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.”
— Stephen Covey

Connect with the edge, the unknown, of your experience. Allow this pull towards unexplored territory to take you to new dimensions of yourself. Allow life to touch you in new ways. For this is how we truly live life. Become more alive as you grow through your consciousness barriers. Ask questions that seek answers beyond yourself. The depth of life is revealed as you go further into it.

“Nothing is lost upon a man who is bent upon growth; nothing wasted on one who is always preparing for – life by keeping eyes, mind and heart open to nature, men, books, experience – and what he gathers serves him at unexpected moments in unforeseen ways.”
— Hamilton Wright Mabie

“Nurture great thoughts, for you will never go higher than your thoughts.”
–Benjamin Disraeli

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If, once upon a time in your life, suddenly and without warning, an event, a person, or some unexpected good news changed everything for the better, it can only mean one thing…

Chances are astronomically high it will happen again.

I’m just sayin’ –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Leftover Ham -n- Potato Casserole

This easy, cheesy ham and potato casserole uses up leftover Christmas or Easter ham! It’s perfect for a post-holiday breakfast or an easy weeknight dinner. My family looks forward to this classic combination.

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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

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Daily Tarot:

The Magician
It may be hard to be serious and stick to those dull but crucial tasks that keep the day running smoothly. Be systematic, cheerful, and don’t let it show if you feel undervalued or underappreciated. Save your sharp wit and cleverness for another time and place. Time spent with younger people or children can lift your spirits and keep things in perspective for you.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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/

Goodbye November; Cat’s Angel Message for November 30, 2022

Goodbye November; Cat’s Angel Message for November 30, 2022

November’s Theme: Our goal this month lies in watching and directing our thoughts. Positive opens and draws, Negative closes and blocks. Stay focused on what you want and not what you fear. Pay attention to repetitive thoughts and ideas as they will keep you moving forward on your path.

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A new month offers new chances to create magick. This is important particularly during the holiday’s.. Share the magick of compassion and hope and watch it blossom! ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Goodbye November

1130: On this final day of November the Universe is bringing us the following message. “You and your loved ones deserve the things that bring you peace and we are here to help make them happen.”

Sometimes it’s difficult to just admit that we need help to let alone accept it. However, the truth is that we cannot do everything by ourselves. Today the we are being reminded that it’s okay to ask for help. Sometimes all we need is someone to listen and sometimes we need a little more. Remember that help comes in many forms so when asking the Universe for assistance always keep an open mind. Our spiritual helpers are always available and ready to assist you in anything that brings peace to you and your loved ones.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Sandalphon hears all requests and makes sure that they get to the Angel or Ascended Master who is  best able to handle them. Ask him to help you clearly understand the information that you receive (his favorite mode of communication is music!). Sandalphon also provides us with an emotional boost of courage. This is important as it helps us to make bold decisions that will help us on our path.

The Ascended Master El Morya supports all who give of themselves in service of others and he shows us how to stay committed to our own growth so that we can heal and teach those in need.  He reminds us that it is our faith that keeps us grounded so that we can embrace both the patience and the clear decision making needed to make things happen.

The Hindu Goddess Lakshmi teaches us that good things happen when we embrace the world with a grateful and appreciative heart. She tells us ” You are worthy of so many wonderful things but first you must get out of your own way! Let me help you to clear the way so that these gifts can be given to you. Make room and feel the lightness it creates within your spirit.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

The humble Agate is the perfect stone one for grounding and balancing our energies. It also helps by raising our consciousness to access our higher self and promoting the awareness and acceptance of who we are and where we want to go in life. It nurtures our spiritual growth and inner strength by helping us to make the most of our life experiences.

Dalmation Stone. This light hearted stone is a combination of quartz, microline and black tourmaline. It instills feelings of safety as it helps us to reconnect with our playful side which is important to our emotional health and it transforms outdated thinking during times when we feel stuck and enables our forward progress by encouraging a fresh perspective

 While Garnet is best known as a stone of protection it can benefit the use of our natural talents as well. It helps us to overcome any resistance we may have in using our gifts and promotes self-confidence. Garnet removes what no longer serves and mental self-sabotage. It promotes balance and clears and re-energizes the chakras.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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 Quotes

“It was Autumn, and incessant
Piped the quails from shocks and sheaves
And, like living coals, the apples
Burned among the withering leaves.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

gardendigest.com

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 6 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 8 Full Beaver Moon 3:02 am PST/ 4:02 am MST/ 6:02 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 23 New Moon at 2:57 pm PST/ 3:57 pm MST/ 5:57 pm EST

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Pioneer Thinking: Tips on Using Tea Tree Oil for Acne

Tea tree oil is lauded as a natural way to treat acne, and here’s a few tips to get the most out of using this product.

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Enchanting winter activities | my witchy winter favourites & magical self-care ideas/ The witches’ cookery

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Spirituality & Health: A Goddess Ritual for Sacred Aging
by Laurie Sue Brockway

Let this ritual for the Great Mother, and your ancestral mothers, guide you into your wisdom years.
The Great Goddess is the Mother of all things, the source of all that is. She has been worshiped from the beginning of time, and her worship continues on today by practitioners of earth-based religions.

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Learn Religions: How to Write Your Own Spell in 5 Steps

By Patti Wigington
Updated on January 29, 2019


While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with using other peoples’ spells — and in fact there is an entire industry devoted to publishing books full of them — there are times when you may wish to use your own.

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Exemplore: Yule Spell: Enchanted Oil to Help You Stick to Your Goals
MACKENZIE SAGE WRIGHTAUG 2, 2022

Yule Magic!
It’s Solstice time. The Winter Solstice is such a magical night! If you don’t believe me, try it yourself—just step out in the still night air this Solstice, close your eyes and cast your senses. You will feel the palpable energy of hope and promise permeating the night air. Let it wash over you like a wave

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Treehugger: What’s Driving Critically Endangered Hawksbill Turtles to Extinction?

Globally distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans, hawksbill turtles are critically endangered despite their wide geographic range.

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EarthSky News: Galaxy’s south window looks into intergalactic space

Gazing towards our galaxy’s south window into Intergalactic space
As you gaze toward the moon on the evenings of November 29 and 30, 2022, you’ll be looking in the direction toward our galaxy’s south window. In other words, you’ll be looking away from the flat plane of our Milky Way, where most of our galaxy’s stars reside.

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Patheos-Pagan: Do the Gods Care About Everyone?
NOVEMBER 27, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT

Mat Auryn asked a very good question on Facebook last week:

Do the Gods care about people who aren’t devoted to them or those who may not even know that the Gods exist? Why or why not?

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Ancient Slavic Pagan Music Mix 1 (Pagania I)

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Inner Journey:

ORDINARY CAN BE AWESOME

“Everything in life can be nourishing. Everything can bless us, but we’ve got to be there for the blessing to occur. Being present with quality is a decision we are invited to make each day.”
— MacRina Wiederkehr

Spirit is not only found in holy places, prayer and meditation, yoga and retreats. It is everywhere — in your relationships, your work, your daily chores, in nature … if you are willing to connect deeply with your environment.

Open to connect with something and you open to its essence, its purpose and meaning. There are other dimensions of reality below what we normally see and hear. Open to the mystery.

“We live in a world of theophanies. Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb. Life wants to lead you from crumbs to angels, but this can happen only if you are willing to unwrap the ordinary by staying with it long enough to harvest its treasure.”
— Macrina Wiederkehr

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The time will come when you’ll see that pretty much everything was better than you thought. That life was more beautiful, people were kinder, greens were greener, and the sky was cleaner.

But most of all, you’ll see that you were simply stunning, every day of your life.

Happily, I’ve always known –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sugar Coated Pecans

These sugar-coated pecans are wonderful snacks for any occasion.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

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Charged By The Goddess: Help Beyond Humans for Grief and Life
NOVEMBER 25, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON

Last week, I wrote about grief and about supporting yourself.

But I missed one thing: the non-human help.

Sure, I talked about magick, but I’m aware that not everyone has people, trustworthy and available people in their lives. This might be intentional or unintentional.

Read more……

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

You may have made careful plans or scheduled everything to perfection, but there are too many variables today to allow most of your plans to play out. Things may come up, one after another, and make this a scattered day. This is temporary and probably will have little impact on tomorrow, so just flow with it best you can and don’t let the instability bother you.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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)
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Stay Optimistic: Cat’s Angel Message for November 29, 2022

Stay Optimistic: Cat’s Angel Message for November 29, 2022

November’s Theme: Our goal this month lies in watching and directing our thoughts. Positive opens and draws, Negative closes and blocks. Stay focused on what you want and not what you fear. Pay attention to repetitive thoughts and ideas as they will keep you moving forward on your path.

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By taking small steps iyou are making progress so keep yourself focused and keep your optimism high. ~Your Angels

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Today’s Message: Stay Optimistic

1129:  As we prepare to close out the month of November our angels are sending us the following message: ” By embracing the energy of optimism you are inviting many new and wonderful blessings into your life. This energy is also important for your well-being which in turn allows you to use your personal experiences to help others and set a positive example of the power of positive vibes and the peace that it brings. Remember to pay attention to your inner guidance system which can keep you in the proper frame of mind to help make things happen and assists your momentum.   Even taking small steps is making progress so keep yourself focused and keep your optimism high. When you pave the way for good things you can find them around every corner

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Jophiel the angel of Illumination and wisdom, fills us with beautiful, loving thoughts and uplifting energy which helps us to create a fresh approach to life. Jophiel tells us that goodness and beauty surround us all the time. By keeping ourselves open to receiving these blessings it draws the things we need directly to us. This is a reminder that slowing down activates our creative mind and makes these things easier to visualize and grasp and by taking the time to “smell the roses” the attitude of gratitude flows more easily.

 The Ascended Master Buddha is our go-to guy when we feel “wobbly’. He teaches us that the key to happy living requires moderation and balance in all things. This includes the important balance between giving and receiving. When we are balanced we find that inner peace is ours!

 The Greek Goddess Iris teaches us that miracles of beauty can happen in a instant. She says “Open your eyes, both physical and spiritual, then open you heart and allow the divine light to fill you. This will help you see the blessings and the beauty that are right before your eyes. Take nothing for granted.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Ametrine. This stone, a combination of amethyst and citrine, helps to release blocks like negative emotional programming. It also encourages growth while helping us to explore all possibilities and find the creative solutions that are needed to make the most of the information we are given.

Purple Fluorite helps strengthen our intuitive powers as it helps dispel fixed ideas and thoughts and brings the rational thinking forward so that new information is easily accepted.  It is a protective stone that draws away negative energy and stress. It cleans and re-energizes the aura and promotes overall harmony and order.

Yellow Jasper helps to provide clarity on both mental and emotional levels. It starts us off in a positive direction while helping us to find realistic and workable solutions that help us to attain our goals.

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:

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, November 28, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, November 28, 2022

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 Quotes

“Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods.”

William Allingham

gardendigest.com

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 6 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 8 Full Beaver Moon 3:02 am PST/ 4:02 am MST/ 6:02 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 23 New Moon at 2:57 pm PST/ 3:57 pm MST/ 5:57 pm EST

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Pioneer Thinking: Citrus Blooms Body Splash Recipe

You will love this refreshing fruity citrus scented body splash. This easy to make recipe is sure to be your summertime favorite.

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Revisiting the Basics of Sigil Magic/ Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Learn Religions: Make Your Own Besom

By Patti Wigington
Updated on September 26, 2018


The besom is the traditional witch’s broom. It’s associated with all kinds of legend and folklore, including the popular notion that witches fly around in the night on a broomstick.

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MBG: A 5-Month Retrograde Finally Ends This Week: What It Means For You

There will be some combative transits this week, but the end of Neptune retrograde should put us more at ease. Here’s your horoscope from the AstroTwins.

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Moody Moons Blog: Love Spell Powder Recipe

Love spell powder is an easy DIY recipe and a perfect addition to spells for drawing a little romance into your life.

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Treehugger: 10 of the Best Plants to Give as Gifts

Choosing a gift that will stand the test of time is always a challenge, but giving plants is one way to try. Knowing your recipient is perhaps the most important part of choosing a houseplant as a gift.

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EarthSky News: Moon near Saturn November 28 and 29

Moon near Saturn on November 28 and 29
A bright waxing crescent moon passes by Saturn on the evenings of November 28 and 29, 2022. The waxing crescent moon is up as darkness falls. It appears almost half-lighted, since the first quarter moon is on November 30, 2022.

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Patheos-Pagan: Elemental Tools
NOVEMBER 25, 2022 BY TONY MIERZWICKI

Elemental Tools: Should the attributions for air and fire be reversed?

The four Elemental Tools are used by magicians, wiccans and witches to work with the Four Alchemical Elements: Earth, Water, Air and Fire. The attribution of tools to the first two elements appears to be agreed upon universally:

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Pagan Playlist: Ulvesang — The Hunt [Full Album]

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Inner Journey:

CREATE SPACE

“All this talk and turmoil and noise and movement and desire is outside of the veil; within the veil is silence and calm and rest.”
— Bayazid al-Bistami

We need to create space if we desire to change and grow. Only in emptiness can meaning, intuitive guidance and truth arise.

Give yourself space by spending time in nature, taking an hour or day off, enjoying quiet moments for reflection. Take time to smell the roses. Breathe in the wonder of life and its bounty. Open so your deeper awareness and imagination can percolate through mundane thoughts and activities. Let go of both resistance and force to allow yourself to connect more deeply to life.

“I do only want to advise you to keep growing quietly and seriously throughout your whole development; you cannot disturb it more rudely than by looking outward and expecting from outside replies to questions that only your inmost feeling in your most hushed hour can perhaps answer.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke

“I am glad that so much movement happens in this stillness.”
— Richard Land

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Every life is heroic.

And yours has certainly been no exception.

With deep gratitude from the bleachers,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cranberry Sauce Muffins

Leftover cranberry sauce is obviously great on turkey sandwiches, and it’s even delicious warmed up and spooned over ice cream or pancakes, but have you tried it in muffins? This easy recipe for cranberry muffins uses a cup of your smooth or chunky leftover cranberry sauce. The batter comes together in minutes and the moist, sweet muffins are perfect for a post-Thanksgiving breakfast or snack

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise

Element: Water


Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Star Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

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Daily Tarot: Justice

You may be dealing with people who feel inferior or weaker than you, so take care to not run over anyone. Equally, they do not have to serve as an excuse for you to go slower or do less than you know is necessary. Be firm but not too firm, determined but not too determined. Get a lot of good work done.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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/

Look For The Unconventional: Cat’s Angel Message for November 28, 2022

Look For The Unconventional: Cat’s Angel Message for November 28, 2022

November’s Theme: Our goal this month lies in watching and directing our thoughts. Positive opens and draws, Negative closes and blocks. Stay focused on what you want and not what you fear. Pay attention to repetitive thoughts and ideas as they will keep you moving forward on your path.

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Gifts and blessings can come from anywhere. Embrace the unconventional! ~ Cat

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Today’s Message: Look For The Unconventional

1128: Good news! The things that we’ve been working on are beginning to manifest. We are being reminded today that with all the craziness going on that the things we manifest during this time may look a bit different than what we are use to. Your faith in yourself, and in the Universe will continue to help you as things unfold. Remember that abundance comes in many forms so allow yourself to be open to receiving it on all levels. These blessings have an uncanny way of showing up in the areas that we need them most whether we are currently aware of them or not. If a blessing shows up somewhere unexpected or in an unconventional form surround it with good vibes and know that it will open new doors and pathways for you to explore!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Uriel helps us to let go of the past and invite essential new growth into our lives. He helps us to find harmony in the things going on around us and reminds us that letting go is essential for change and transformation to take place. Today is a good day to simply touch base with him, ask for help if needed or simply express gratitude for the blessings taking place in your life.

 The Ascended Master Kuthumi helps us to navigate the distractions of everyday life. He encourages us to focus on what’s important right now and to stop fighting the things that we have no control over, which blocks our problem solving and creative flow.  Things flow easier when we are not struggling against the “what if’s and maybes.

The Norse goddess Freya celebrates fertility, spring and new growth. She is also a goddess of fate and extends to us an invitation to use your personal magick to create. She says “Feel the pulse of earth beneath your feet and feel the sun upon your face. Draw upon them to enhance your power as you help the tides of fate to weave your destiny.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Blue-Green Chrysocolla helps make smooth transitions and helps us to accept change with serenity by inviting  the energy of universal love into our personal experiences. It brings our inner strength and self awareness forward which keeps our energy balanced and our creative side active which allows us to handle change more effectively.

Lepidolite helps us to focus on the important things. It filters out distractions and obsessive thinking as it soothes and heals stress, reminding us to just breathe.

Sodalite is a stone for the mind, it promotes clear and calm thinking. and activates intuition as it draws down information to the physical level. It dispels confusion and releases outdated thought patterns while creating space for new ideas. It also helps us to look for and find truth and makes it possible to stand up for our personal beliefs while remaining true to yourself by boosting our confidence and self esteem

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:

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)
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