Cat’s Morning Bits for January 17, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 17, 2022

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and Welcome to the New Year! 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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January Quotes

“Little January
Tapped at my door today.
And said, “Put on your winter wraps,
And come outdoors to play.”
Little January
Is always full of fun;
Until the set of sun.
Little January
Will stay a month with me
And we will have such jolly times –
Just come along and see.”

  • Winifred C. Marshall, January

gardendigest.com

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January Events

Jan 1, 2022, Happy New Year!

Jan 2 New Moon at 10:33 am PST/ 11:33 am MST /1:33 pm EST

Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 14 Mercury goes Retrograde until February 3

Jan 17 Full Wolf Moon at 3:48 pm  PST /4:48 pm MST/6:48 pm EST

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Feb 2 Imbolc 

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

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Spirit Library: Rest & Replenish Your Energy
Kate Spreckley


Our world is changing at a rapid rate as old structures and patterns continue to break down and we are forced to reassess our lives and the way in which we choose to live

Read more….

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A Witches guide to making Winter magical 🌲 Self Love & Care / Alwyn Oak

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Spirituality & Health: 10 Affirmations for Your Next Full-Moon Ritual BY SHANNON KAISER


Monday’s full moon is called the Wolf Moon. Every full moon is a chance to drop anything that no longer serves you, and this one is especially ripe for howling gratitude and releasing negativity.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Hold An Imbolc House Cleansing Ritual

No one really likes to clean, but we all know we feel better when our physical space is tidy. It’s one of life’s necessary chores. Start your spring off with a good thorough cleaning, and then follow that up with a spiritual cleansing.

Read more….

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MBG: How To Find Emotional Clarity Under The First Full Moon Of 2022

Don’t underestimate the power of feelings on Monday, January 17 (at 6:48 p.m. EST), as the first full moon of the year arrives in sensitive, creative Cancer. Under the emo moonbeams of this Cancer full moon, the floodgates may burst open.

Read more….

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Boho Tarot: Decks I Want to Work with in 2022

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Elephant Journal: Mercury Retrograde & Full Moon in Cancer: A 30-Day Wellness Forecast. {January 2022}

Oh, you may say, not this again!
Mercury retrograde and full moon can be sticky times, with all kinds of emotional or circumstantial obstacles thrown at us willy-nilly. Add to this Venus Retrograde and the start of Aquarius season.

Here are the dates:

Read more….

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Treehugger: Haleakala National Park: 10 Unique Facts About Hawaii’s ‘House of the Sun’

Haleakalā National Park on the Hawaiian island of Maui protects one of the state’s six active volcanoes. The last time the volcano here erupted was between 600 and 400 years ago, though it has witnessed at least 10 eruptions over the past 1,000 years

Read more….

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EarthSky News: January’s full moon: Wolf Moon and 1st full moon of 2022

Our last full moon was on December 19, 2021, which was two days before the Northern Hemisphere’s December solstice. This means January’s full moon is the first of the Northern Hemisphere winter season (Southern Hemisphere summer season). And, for all of us, it’s the first full moon of 2022. Those of us in North America often call this full moon the Wolf Moon, Snow Moon or Hunger Moon.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Between Two Worlds: My Quiet Time
JANUARY 14, 2022 BY BRIANNE RAVEN WOLF


I like to refer to the times between Yuletide and Imbolc as my quiet time. The hustle and bustle of the holidays are behind me and winter is upon me. Especially where I live in far western New York State.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: FAUN – Walpurgisnacht (Official Video)

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Inner Journey:

DREAM!

“The most pathetic person in the world is the person who has sight, but no vision.”
— Helen Keller

What’s the big picture for your life? Always have a larger, purposeful, even spiritually ideal picture of where you are going. Your mind needs to have a clear and challenging vision to draw you ever upwards.

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and follow where they lead.”
— Louisa May Alcott

“The only limits are, as always, those of vision.”
— James Broughton

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Don’t let the dazzling heights you aspire to scare you from getting started.

After all, few could climb Mt. Everest tomorrow, though virtually all could begin preparing.

Gopal!?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chicago Deep-Dish Pizza Muffins

Put down the fork and knife… here’s a Chicago deep-dish pizza that you can actually eat by holding it in your hands!

Read more….

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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 Wisdom
January 17, 2022

Risk
“They are surely to be esteemed the bravest of spirits who, having the clearest sense of both the pains and pleasures of life, do not on that account shrink from danger.”

-Thucydides


Look at the examples we have been given. From the Wright Brothers, to Helen Keller, to Oprah Winfrey, and so many more creative, brave and determined souls. Where would we be today if they decided it was easier to stay home and sit on the couch? They risked! They dared! And they soared! And we can do the same

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

Wake up with a bright, buoyant spirit that will prevent any snag or difficulty from getting you down. You should acknowledge no setbacks or let any problem get in your way. If something comes up that needs more attention, you’ll deal with it without thinking twice. You can deal with any delay and make a quick if not instantaneous recovery.

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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It’s About Patience and Focus: Cat’s Angel Message for January 17, 2022

It’s About Patience and Focus: Cat’s Angel Message for January 17, 2022

 January’s Theme: Stay focused on your desires and not your fears or past happenings. Get ready to manifest thought into reality.

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Patience is essential when working with change. Going with the flow nets more than forcing things to happen too soon. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: It’s About Patience and Focus

117: We are the masters of our own destiny AND the creators of our own reality. While this may sound cliche… it’s also the truth. All the work we’ve done and the changes we have made and are making are starting to pay off and the Universe is encouraging us to stick to our path. Hold your course and find the things that are important to you, so make a conscious decision to focus on them. Simplify things if needed and readjust your course to stay on track. Listen to your inner guidance and let go of your worries and fears as you continue to push onward. Our spirit helpers understand that we sometimes get discouraged when results don’t happen right away. So they are reminding us to have faith in ourselves and in the loving energy of the Divine. The wheels are turning behind the scenes and things are falling into place.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Jeremiel is in charge of life reviews and changes. He can help you see everything that you have accomplished recently as well as the areas that need attention and helps us to let go of what we no longer need. He teaches us that by taking inventory of our lives we gain a clear perspective of where we are on our path, which in turn helps us to make positive life changes. He removes our fear of change and what the future holds and replaces them with a sense of expectant excitement  

The Himalayan Ascended Master Babaji helps us to achieve the personal and spiritual growth necessary for the letting go process. He assists us in detaching ourselves from both material things and things that no longer serve us. He teaches us that letting go is a form of simplifying your life. It frees your energy so that you can work on what’s important so that new blessings can be received.

The Greek goddess Nike, Lady of victory and success helps us to embrace the good things that we have accomplished. By acknowledging them we can increase our faith in ourselves as a creator. She says: “Do not be afraid to acknowledge the amazing things you have done but don’t rest too long on your laurels. Remember that your power comes through movement and momentum is lost through inactivity. Keep moving and you will be victorious!”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Agate. This humble stone is the perfect 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.

Orange Calcite helps us to embrace our own power and the abilities we possess while eliminating self-defeating thinking. It also helps to balance our emotions and calm our fears so that we can work through problems and temporary setbacks so we may reach our full potential. It helps to dissolve problems and insecurities that can arise when we are faced with new opportunities

Pietersite (The Tempest Stone). Use this stone to help access our intuition and create a link to a loving level of guidance. It helps to strengthen the will and increases our focus on where we really want life to take us. It helps us to rid ourselves of negative energy and replaces it with calm

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Using Your Magick: Cat’s Angel Message for January 16, 2022

Using Your Magick: Cat’s Angel Message for January 16, 2022

 January’s Theme: Stay focused on your desires and not your fears or past happenings. Get ready to manifest thought into reality.

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Your magick comes from your divine spark. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Using Your Magick

116:  Today the Universe is reminding us that we have the innate power within us to manifest what we need and that it is through our thoughts and actions that we shape and create our reality. The creation process requires us to have faith both in ourselves and in the Universe. We can maintain our faith through our power of perception and by looking for the “one good thing” and using it to create that first step. Maintaining a balance between giving and receiving and material and spiritual allows us to see the new blessings when they arrive and keeps that energy flowing. You are worthy of receiving the blessings the universe has to offer, add your magick to that, and watch paths and doors open up!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Ariel ( the lion) teaches us that by embracing our divine spark we can open the doors to creating the life we want. Be bold like the lion and use your strength and focus to find a forward path. Archangel Ariel also works with the earth and environment (nature angels and sprite too) she can help those unfamiliar with the Sacred Feminine work connect with her.

   The Ascended Master Solomon helps us to take what we are given and make the most of it. He teaches us how to do things more efficiently as he guides us through difficult situations. Focus and efficiency help us in our quest for personal evolution and help create the necessary stepping stones we need to move ahead.

The Roman Goddess Abundantia teaches us to appreciate abundance in its many forms as well as attract them. She tells us, ” Your faith in the bounty of the universe serves you well. Cast aside your worry and embrace the richness of your life because you have so much to be grateful for.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Larimar helps to remove self-imposed barriers that may be keeping us from accepting our personal power and stops self-sabotaging behavior by bringing out the best in us. It helps us to see the things that we have to be grateful for and the tiny miracles that we take for granted. This sky blue stone also helps to ease our obsession for material things and shows us how to put things into perspective so that we manifest what we really need. It shows us how to go with the flow.

Okenite can be used to help clear away obstacles and teaches us that the universe is filled with unlimited possibilities when allowing ourselves to face and adapt to change. It helps us to find our inner strength so that we can finish what we start and helps replace bad habits with good ones.

 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 our way.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Three Options: Cat’s Angel Message for January 15, 2022

Three Options: Cat’s Angel Message for January 15, 2022

 January’s Theme: Stay focused on your desires and not your fears or past happenings. Get ready to manifest thought into reality.

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With every new cycle, we are given unlimited choices, options, and information. Choose a combination and create! ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Three Options

115: The new year just like any new cycle brings new beginnings and the opportunity for change. Remember that the key to embracing change lies in our perception of it and how we deal with it. There are three options where change is concerned:

Fight it: Struggling with change keeps us from growing (emotionally, mentally, spiritually) and creates unneeded stress which can keep us from achieving our desired dreams and goals. It wears us out on all levels leaving us drained and vulnerable.

Ignore it: Change will happen anyway, however, we forfeit our control of the creation process and can wind up settling for less. If we follow this path change blindsides us which can also cause stress, fear, and anxiety.

Work with it: This allows you to take an active role in the creation process. By embracing change we can set things in motion then allow things to unfold naturally and nudge things along as needed. This invites our creative energy forward which aids our powers of perspective.

 Today the Universe is asking us to make friends with change and to elevate our thinking. Stay focused on what’s important in your life and continue working toward a positive outcome. Work with the changes that are happening and open the doors to new adventures.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Jeremiel is in charge of life reviews and changes. He can help you see everything that you have accomplished recently as well as the areas that need attention and helps us to let go of what we no longer need. He teaches us that by taking inventory of our lives we gain a clear perspective of where we are on our path, which in turn helps us to make positive life changes. He removes our fear of change and what the future holds and replaces them with a sense of expectant excitement.

The Ascended Master  Serapis Bey helps us to release our troubles and offers clear guidance and motivation regarding our own self-improvement. He also helps us gain spiritual insight and teaches us that loving care is essential to navigating change.

The Yoruban Goddess Oya embodies the winds of change. She tells us, ” Allow the winds of change to flow through your being. In their wake, they will leave new energy seeds for you to plant. Use these seeds to help you on your journey. Remember child, that change must be embraced, not ignored or simply put up with. Allow these changes to inspire and encourage you to transcend your self-imposed limitations.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

 Iron Pyrite has warm, positive energy. It teaches us to have confidence in our skills and abilities so that we are able to realize our true potential by stimulating new ideas and knowledge of our own self-worth. Pyrite also helps to balance instinct with innate intuition and overall creativity.

Sunstone brings personal empowerment and fights procrastination. It brings out our natural optimism, self-confidence and promotes our natural flow of abundance as it soothes our fear of change and the accompanying stress that change can bring.  

Black Tourmaline helps to clear away negative energy and offers protection. It also helps to stimulate both creativity and practicality. Both of which will help us to achieve our goals

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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January Full Wolf Moon (Jan. 17, 2022)

January’s Full Wolf Moon

Time: 3:48 pm PST /4:48 pm MST/ 6:48 pm EST

It’s January, the first month of the new year and on Monday, January 17th we celebrate the Wolf Moon. The Native Americans named this moon the Wolf Moon because during the long dark nights the wolves were hungry and would often howl outside the lodges of the people. Other names for this full moon include the Cold Moon, Winter Moon (Colonial), Holiday Moon (China), Quiet Moon (Celtic), Ice Moon (neo-Pagan), Disting Moon, Moon of Little Winter, and the Chaste Moon.

Our first full moon of the new year is in the cardinal water sign of Cancer. As such it can be an instigator and bringer of change. It is also a water sign and tends to be soft and receptive. Think of Cancer as the ultimate Mother figure of the star signs that want to see us grow while embracing our sensitivity and intuitive skills.

The January moon traditionally honored the Chinese deity Ch’ang-O, who was the goddess of the bed-chamber and the protector of children. Other goddesses for January are Freya, Inanna, Hera, and Sarasvati. To honor this moon try wearing colors of white, black, and silver and adorning yourself with hematite, garnet, jet, onyx, or chrysoprase.

The Full Moon itself offers powerful energy for rituals of prophecy, divination, and protection. Any spell-work that requires extra energy, such as finding a new job or healing serious conditions, is best begun during the full moon. Also for love, gaining sacred knowledge, legal matters, attracting money, and prophetic dreams.

Blessings, Cat

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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

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 14, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 14, 2022

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and Welcome to the New Year! 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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January Quotes

“January, month of empty pockets! … let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer’s forehead.”

  • Colette

gardendigest.com

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January Events

Jan 1, 2022, Happy New Year!

Jan 2 New Moon at 10:33 am PST/ 11:33 am MST /1:33 pm EST

Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 14 Mercury goes Retrograde until February 3

Jan 17 Full Wolf Moon at 3:48 pm  PST /4:48 pm MST/6:48 pm EST

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spirit Library: Mercury Retrograde
Kate Spreckley


As we move into the middle of this month Mercury shifts into retrograde until the beginning of February. Typically, Mercury Retrograde offers us a time of reflection where we are encouraged to review, re-examine, and reassess

Read more….

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A Ritual to End Nightmares | Banishing Bad Dreams

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Spirituality & Health: 14 Affirmations to Assist in Your Spiritual Awakening
BY SHANNON KAISER

What causes a spiritual awakening and what exactly constitutes one? Use these spiritual affirmations to answer the universe’s call.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Hold an Imbolc Candle Ritual for Solitaries

Hundreds of years ago, when our ancestors relied upon the sun as their only source of light, the end of winter was met with much celebration. Although it is still cold in February, often the sun shines brightly above us, and the skies are often crisp and clear.

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MBG: Keep Dreaming About Weddings? Experts Explain What These Dreams Can Mean

Our dreams can offer us a glimpse into our subconscious and provide clues into our deepest truths—once we decode them, that is. If you’ve been dreaming about weddings and want to know what it could mean, we asked dream experts for their take. Here’s what they had to say, including what to do if you keep dreaming about saying “I do.”

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: How to make a Bridie eye and Imbolc

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Treehugger: Scientists Search for 10 Elusive Bird Species That Have Been Lost for Years
They’re not extinct, but they haven’t been spotted in at least 10 years.

The Vilacabamba brush-finch has a bright yellow breast and an orange crown. It was last seen in Peru in 1968.1

The Siau scops-owl was last seen 155 years ago in Indonesia when it was first described by scientists

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Elnath is close to the galactic anticenter

In August, we look toward the center of our Milky Way galaxy, and in January and February, we do the opposite. In the evening, we look opposite the galaxy’s center, toward the galactic anticenter and the galaxy’s nearest outer edge. The star Elnath (sometimes called Alnath) in the constellation Taurus the Bull is the closest bright star on our sky’s dome to the galactic anticenter.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Power of the Playlist
IRENE GLASSE

I will never forget the first time I heard the music from the Pure Moods album in the early 90s. I was a tweeny and my parents brought home a copy of the CD. I clearly remember dancing around the living room while listening to it.

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Pagan Playlist: Dark Magic Music – Salem’s Secret

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Inner Journey:

THE KEY TO THE FUTURE

“The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination.”
— John Schaar

We’ve been taught to look forward to our future. Somehow, we believe, things will be better then. But the future is not available to be lived – we can only live NOW. So what are we doing to live best right now? What are we doing now that will bear fruit when we reach some future now?

“Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.”
— Roger Babson

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

There’s nothing that “thinking new thoughts” can’t solve, make happen, or improve.

Wow, sent that one just in time, huh?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sesame-Orange Beef and Veggie Stir-Fry

This sesame-orange beef and veggie stir-fry is a flavorful weeknight dinner that’s sure to please the whole family.

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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 OM: Parts That Don’t Want to Heal
Shedding Light on Ourselves

When we choose that which is not best for us, there can be a deep seated part of us that does not want to heal.

In almost every case, we know what is best for us in our lives, from the relationships we create to the food we eat.

Read more……

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Daily Tarot: Death

Though no great demands may be made of you today, you may feel lackluster and just not setting the world on fire as you like to do. Everybody has a low energy day from time to time. Perhaps you’ve been pushing it too hard for too many days in a row and just need a short break. Don’t be lazy but be extra good to yourself. Tomorrow will be brighter.

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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Making Great Things Happen: Cat’s Angel Message for January 14, 2022

Making Great Things Happen: Cat’s Angel Message for January 14, 2022

 January’s Theme: Stay focused on your desires and not your fears or past happenings. Get ready to manifest thought into reality.

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Ask for what you need and be creative with the blessings you receive. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Making Great Things Happen

114: Today the Universe is extending an invitation to work together and create the foundations that will support our goals and dreams. The keyword for today is “Baby Steps” which are necessary for any endeavor. They require us to use both caution and wisdom as we create the life we want so don’t be a slacker and cut corners. Take ALL the steps. The new year provides us with opportunities for change and growth and projects started now will bring blessings and benefits to enrich our lives. Start the day with a “can-do” optimistic attitude to jump-start long-term success. Your angels are always here to assist you so be a visionary today and see yourself and others in the best light and find the very best in every situation…. let’s make some great things happen!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Gabriel helps us to access our inner wisdom and shows us how it can guide and inspire us. Gabriel also teaches us the importance of communication on all levels. This helps us to overcome our fears so that we can complete the things we start and achieve positive results during times of transformation and change. 

The Ascended Master Melchizedek helps keep our energy balanced and flowing. This is essential for using our gifts and understanding the information we receive. He can also help to diffuse unpleasant situations that can arise as we go through change and transformation. Since he helps us heal through color, pay attention to the colors that draw us or feel relevant  

 The Egyptian goddess Isis reminds us that growth requires patience and that change and growth are an ongoing part of life. “Be grateful for the baby steps that move you along your path, for they are milestones on your inner journey. Celebrate these steps and appreciate every kindness shown as they are all part of a grand celebration!

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

 Azurite increases our ability to receive spiritual guidance and helps us to see through illusions and clears the mind so that we can see our path clearly. It helps to develop our intuitive skills as it expands the mind to promote clear thinking, understanding and new perspectives.

Orange Calcite helps us to embrace our own power and the abilities we possess while eliminating self-defeating thinking. It also helps to balance our emotions and calm our fears so that we can work through problems and temporary setbacks so we may reach our full potential. It helps to dissolve problems and insecurities that can arise when we are faced with new opportunities.

 Eulite (Hypersthene) 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.

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 January 13, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 13, 2022

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and Welcome to the New Year! 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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January Quotes

“There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you ….. In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.”

  • Ruth Stout

gardendigest.com

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January Events

Jan 1, 2022, Happy New Year!

Jan 2 New Moon at 10:33 am PST/ 11:33 am MST /1:33 pm EST

Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 14 Mercury goes Retrograde until February 3

Jan 17 Full Wolf Moon at 3:48 pm  PST /4:48 pm MST/6:48 pm EST

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spirit Library: A New Understanding of Yourself
Kate Spreckley


Over the past few years, the world has been turned upside down giving us the opportunity to simplify, slow down and allow the essence of who we truly are to emerge. As a result, we have been encouraged to strip away all the social constraints, cultural conformity and beliefs that limit the full expression of our soul within the world.

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Hathor – Egyptian Goddess Of Love, Beauty, Drunkenness And Sexuality | Egyptian Mythology Explained

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Daily OM: Life’s Natural Rhythm
Universal Timing

Slowing down and listening to your own natural rhythm can quickly connect you to the Universe.

Nature’s natural rhythms orchestrate when day turns to night, when flowers must bloom, and provides the cue for when it is time for red and brown leaves to fall from trees. As human beings, our own inner rhythm is attuned to this universal sense of timing

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Learn Religions: Imbolc Traditions and Customs

Ever wonder why we celebrate Imbolc the way we do? From the ancient Roman festival of Februalia to the legend of St. Valentine, this time of year is rich in custom and tradition. Learn about some of the folklore and history behind today’s Imbolc celebrations.

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MBG: Yes, The Upcoming Mercury Retrograde Might Affect Sleep — Here’s How

From sparking technological mishaps to bringing ex-lovers back into your life, Mercury retrograde certainly has a reputation for causing all kinds of shenanigans. And lucky us: The first retrograde of the year is coming up from January 15 to February 3.

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Today’s DIY: Lunar Wisdom/ How Can I Craft an Incense for Imbolc Using Household Herbs?

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Treehugger: These Woven Metal Sculptures Are Inspired by Resilient Seed Pods
The artworks are based on the idea of vulnerability, resilience and potential new life.

One remarkable thing about nature is how it often gives us gifts that remind us of how fragile—and yet also resilient—life can be, whether that gift might be a simple breeze whistling through the trees, or the rosy gold of a gorgeous sunset.

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EarthSky News: Moon and bright stars on January 12, 13 and 14

Moon and bright stars
Look for the moon near a group of identifiable objects on the evenings of January 12 to 14, 2022. You’ll see the tiny, misty, dipper-shaped Pleiades star cluster, aka the Seven Sisters. You’ll see the red star Aldebaran, fiery eye of the Bull in the constellation Taurus.

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Patheos-Pagan: What Is Seen Cannot Be Unseen
JANUARY 13, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


Last week my friend Nicholas Graham had a Facebook post I thought was very insightful. He restricted it to his friends only (so I can’t link to it) but he gave me permission to quote from it in this post. Here’s a key excerpt:

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Pagan Playlist: Vévaki – Edda (Full Album 2020)

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Inner Journey:

A NEW LOOK AT OLD ATTITUDES

“I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.”
— Stephen Covey

I was eating lunch with a friend who shared that she disliked one of the vegetables on my plate and hadn’t eaten any since childhood. I suggested that sometimes our tastes change and maybe she could give it another try. She did, and to her surprise, she enjoyed it. Her world became a little richer as she opened to new possibilities.

Is there something in your life you might be willing to give another try?

“Change. It has the power to uplift, to heal, to stimulate, surprise, open new doors, bring fresh experience and create excitement in life. Certainly it is worth the risk.”
— Leo Buscaglia

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

By embracing uncertainty with regard to the “hows” of dream manifestation, and allowing it, not fearing it, you actually increase my options for blowing your dear mind.

Shazam!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fabulous Roasted Cauliflower Soup

I love making homemade soups in the fall, and this is my new favorite. Serve with crusty rolls.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli 
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
January 13, 2022

Conviction
“Conviction is worthless till it convert itself into Conduct.”

-Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)


Are we living the example? Do we say what we mean? Do we do what we say? Words are hollow unless we act on them. Our actions speak volumes, not only to those around us, but to ourselves. We need to be able to trust ourselves, to live in integrity, first and foremost.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Speak and behave respectably and dispel all manner of potential difficulties and obstacles. You don’t have to fake any feelings or opinions you don’t really have. Simply act with decorum and tact, and then take your place on a somewhat bigger stage. Respectability is what will keep things under control and keep it all moving forward. Do as much as you can today and feel gratified.

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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Masters of Disguise: Cat’s Angel Message for January 13, 2022

Masters of Disguise: Cat’s Angel Message for January 13, 2022

 January’s Theme: Stay focused on your desires and not your fears or past happenings. Get ready to manifest thought into reality.

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The light of perspective helps us to see the hidden gems below the surface. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Masters of Disguise

113: Blessings in disguise come in all forms including obstacles that can pop anywhere and at any time. The Universe wants us to remember that looks can be deceiving and that the key to dealing with these “blessings in disguise” lies in our ability to adapt to the changes they bring and to think outside the box. Remember that every obstacle (even those pesky blessings in disguise) brings a lesson or a series of lessons with it. Some are life lessons and some are karmic lessons. Either way, change is always an important component that can bring new opportunities and personal growth if we are willing to adapt and work with it and not fight against it. Shine the light of perspective on the situation and look for that “one good thing” to help you get started. Going with the flow and learning to adapt will be your greatest asset now. Our spiritual helpers are here to guide and assist us so ask for help if you need it.

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 Maitreya (Laughing Buddha)  helps us to find peace and harmony through laughter, this gives us a clear perspective and keeps our energy flowing.  He tells us that laughter is sacred and when the heart is alive with joy we are connected to the Infinite and filled with Nirvana-essence. Center your mind with the intent of enjoying yourself and you will find yourself centered in the moment. Enjoy what life has to offer and enjoy the process!

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 your 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:

.Pink Banded Agate: This stone is a member of the Botswana Agate family. It teaches us how to look at our lives and see the big picture, as it helps us to use our creative problem-solving skills through focus and attention to detail. it is a good stone for women who want to embrace a more feminine attitude by drawing their nurturing side forward. Pink Banded Agate also helps us to feel good about ourselves and is said to help ease stress and anxiety.

Nebula Stone. This energetically unique stone resembles the night sky. It allows you to see the value of the things around you and helps you to appreciate what you have while promoting gratitude toward yourself and others.

 The gentle energy of Seraphinite clears the heart chakra and helps to open us to love on all levels. It is also used to review the progress that you have made in life and shows the changes that we need to make to best help us on our path.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 12, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 12, 2022

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and Welcome to the New Year! 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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January Quotes

“From Heaven I fall, though from earth I begin.
No lady alive can show such a skin.
I’m bright as an angel, and light as a feather,
But heavy and dark, when you squeeze me together.
Though candor and truth in my aspect I bear,
Yet many poor creatures I help to insnare.
Though so much of Heaven appears in my make,
The foulest impressions I easily take.
My parent and I produce one another,
The mother the daughter, the daughter the mother.”

  • James Parton, A Riddle – On Snow

gardendigest.com

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January Events

Jan 1, 2022, Happy New Year!

Jan 2 New Moon at 10:33 am PST/ 11:33 am MST /1:33 pm EST

Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 14 Mercury goes Retrograde until February 3

Jan 17 Full Wolf Moon at 3:48 pm  PST /4:48 pm MST/6:48 pm EST

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spirit Library: Be Focused & Decisive
Kate Spreckley


We are changing in ways that have never been experienced before and at a level that is creating a profound shift in the foundational structures of our physical reality. As a result, we are being called to strip away and expose everything that originally informed our lives, the layers of belief, patterns and structures which have defined us both individually and collectively.

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Protection Spell Candle Recipe – Candle Magic – Color Magic – Witchcraft – Magical Crafting

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All Totems: The Owl Symbolism and Meaning

Owl brings with it the message of truth and awareness. When owl hoots at you or swoops into your life make sure to stop and become aware of your surroundings, seek truth in every aspect of your life and interactions.

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Learn Religions: Deities of Imbolc

Although traditionally Imbolc is associated with Brighid, the Irish goddess of hearth and home, there are a number of other deities who are represented at this time of year. Thanks to Valentine’s Day, many gods and goddesses of love and fertility are honored at this time.

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Daily OM: The Feeling Underneath
Compulsive Apologies

Apologizing chronically can be a sign that you are not feeling that you have much self worth.

Many people suffer with the tendency to apologize all the time, chronically, for everything. On the one hand, apologizing is a social convention that keeps interactions between people polite, and in that way it can be very helpful

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Today’s DIY: Witchy Imbolc Crafts ~ Creating new candles from old ~ Easy Candle Making ~ Pagan Sabbat Celebrating

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Pagan Library: Blessing / M. Flanders

May the East fling open your windows,
and fill your rooms with air;
May the South send you strong sunshine,
and give you the strength to dare;
May the west wash rivers into your
heart, and oceans into your soul,
May the North share the secrets and
gifts of the earth,
to heal and make you whole.

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Treehugger: Turn Your Garden Into a Refuge for Rare and Endangered Plants
Gardeners can help conserve species by propagating certain species at home.

Gardening in a sustainable way allows us to meet many of our own needs. But it can do far more than just that. In our eco-friendly gardens, we have the power to become part of the solution for much bigger global problems.

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EarthSky News: What is the zodiac?

The zodiac, the 12 signs listed in a horoscope, is closely tied to how the Earth moves through the sky. We derive these signs from the constellations that mark out the path that the sun appears to take through the year. You might think that dates in a horoscope correspond to when the sun passes through each constellation.

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Patheos-Pagan: Hoodoo How We Do : Cypress – A Tree of the Dead
JANUARY 10, 2022 BY LILITH DORSEY

Cypress is a majestic plant. It exists between the land and water rising high above all it can see. It is used around the world for magickal protection, longevity, curse removal, and psychic connection to the dead. Let’s dive deep into this plant’s watery roots

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Pagan Playlist: Blackbriar – Snow White and Rose Red (feat. Ulli Perhonen)

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Inner Journey:

A NEW LOOK AT OLD ATTITUDES

“I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.”
— Stephen Covey

I was eating lunch with a friend who shared that she disliked one of the vegetables on my plate and hadn’t eaten any since childhood. I suggested that sometimes our tastes change and maybe she could give it another try. She did, and to her surprise, she enjoyed it. Her world became a little richer as she opened to new possibilities.

Is there something in your life you might be willing to give another try?

“Change. It has the power to uplift, to heal, to stimulate, surprise, open new doors, bring fresh experience and create excitement in life. Certainly it is worth the risk.”
— Leo Buscaglia

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

I’ve got a feeling that this is going to be your kind of year. That you’ll be happier than you’ve ever been, laughing harder, smiling wider, standing taller, walking lighter, dancing crazier, hugging longer, living grander, loving louder, and if you want, selling the pictures to a tabloid to raise money for your new charity.

Can you feel it, too?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cloud Bread with Italian Herbs

This is a recipe for a low-carb, gluten-free bread, also known as ‘cloud bread,’ which is a great base for sandwiches or pizza. In this recipe, the cloud breads are flavored with Italian herbs

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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 Wisdom
January 12, 2022

Conviction
“Soon after a hard decision something inevitably occurs to cast doubt. Holding steady against that doubt usually proves the decision.”

-R.I. Fitzhenry


Our convictions are constantly challenged. That’s just the nature of life. Even the foundation of the earth is challenged with floods and earthquakes, and yet it remains firm and steady. If we can hold up against the challenges and doubts, then it’s confirmation to us that we are doing what is right for ourselves, and we can be at peace with that.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

It may be fun to take a risk or two, but this is not the day for it. You can fight your way through any difficulty, but why make work for yourself or put yourself in harm’s way? Remember, harm comes in more forms than just what is physical. If you need to blow off steam and exert your power, maybe take it to the gym.

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/