Cat’s Morning Bits for August 2, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 2, 2021

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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Senate honored Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor, by changing the name of their month “Sextilis” to “Augustus.” Middle English speakers inherited the name of the month of August, but it wasn’t until the mid-1600s that “august” came to be used generically in English, more or less as “augustus” was in Latin, to refer to someone with imperial qualities.

merriam-webster.com

August Events:

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 8 New Moon at 6:50 am PST/ 7:50 am MST/ 9:50 am EST

Aug 22 Full Corn Moon at 5:01 PST/ 6:01 am MST/ 8:01 am EST


Spirit Library: Claim Your Power & Energy (a message from Kate Spreckley)

At this stage of our growth and evolution, the incoming energies are working to trigger our personal limitations, old behaviours, and unhealed patterns. This is an uncomfortable process which can leave us feeling exhausted and frustrated as the urge to take action and move forward grows

Read more….

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Daily Rituals – ENERGETIC Cord-Cutting Basics – Alberto Villoldo

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Spiritual Unite: THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF AN EAGLE: SYMBOLISM


An eagle is a majestic creature with long wings, sharp talons, and piercing eyes. It symbolizes power, freedom, and the sky.

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ThoughtCo: How to Use Mugwort in Magic

Mugwort is an herb that is found fairly regularly in many modern Pagan magical practices. From its use as an incense, for smudging, or in spellwork, mugwort is a highly versatile – and easy to grow – herb

Read more….

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How To Make Witches Runes – Divination and Fortune Telling – Magical Crafting – Witchcraft

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MBG: This Week’s Astrology Forecast Is An Extrovert’s Dream

With Leo Season in full swing, it’s been easy to get swept up in the moment, enjoying spontaneous diversions and pursuing only what sparks your passion. Here’s how this week could shake things up, according to the AstroTwins.

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Daily Good: Moon Tree

We are going to the moon that is not very far. Man has so much farther to go within himself.

  • Anais Nin –

Moon Tree

“In 1971, more than four hundred tree seeds were collected and ensconced in an aluminum canister. They were chosen from across the United States: the resinous sweet gum and mud-loving southern loblolly; the northwestern Douglas fir, green and mossy; the sycamore leafing over mid-western flood plains; and the coastal redwood, stretching along the sandy loam of the Pacific. For all the preparations involved, NASA’s plan was simple at its heart: let’s see how they handle this journey.” { read more }

Be The Change

Every life form we encounter holds hidden stories. Take a moment to consider the multidimensional mystery of this. If interested, you can learn more about what happened to the seeds that went to the moon here. { more }

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Today’s DIY: How to Make Lavender Essential Oil in 3 Easy Steps

Adding a little bit of lavender essential oil to your hair and skincare regimen is an easy way to put the power of natural plant compounds to work while avoiding harsh chemicals.

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August Birthstone : Peridot

Birthstone Color: Yellow Green

If fire appears to leap from the vibrant green surface of the Peridot, this may be because this gem is formed as a result of volcanic activity. Many years ago, natives discovered Peridot crystals in the black sands of Hawaii, explaining their presence as tears shed by Pele, the volcano goddess.

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Treehugger: Teen Upcycles Climbing Ropes, Helping the Environment and Pets

An avid rock climber for several years, Alexander Tsao was scaling the walls at a gym near his home in Redmond, Washington, when he noticed that the ropes were frequently being replaced with new ones.

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EarthSky News: Saturn At Opposition August 1-2, Near Jupiter

When viewed through a telescope, Saturn is our solar system’s most glorious planet. But, to the eye, Saturn isn’t as noticeable as bright Jupiter. Luckily, we’re still less than a year past the great conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter.

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Patheos-Pagan: The House is Still on Fire – Witchcraft Against Climate Crisis
IAN CHAMBERS

In previous post, I have written with some concern about the climate crisis that’s threatening human, and other life upon this beautiful planet.

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt – The old ways

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Inner Journey: HEALTH AND HELP

“More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.”
— Mother Teresa

If we are prompted to ask for spiritual blessings for ourselves or others, how do we best do this?

Speaker Kimberly Herkert offers that it is best to simply ask the divine for health and help. As human beings, we are not capable of seeing the big picture for anyone’s situation. As a result, we are not able to judge what is best for anyone, including ourselves.

The Higher Power always knows best, and the general prayer for ‘health and help’ acknowledges the wisdom that exists there and our faith in divine will.

“God answers prayer in His own way, not ours.”
— Mohandas Gandhi

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Throughout your entire life you’ve moved mountains, averted disasters, and orchestrated the most thrilling of comebacks, clutches and coincidences.

So what’s the big deal now?

Eeeee-ha!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 11 Tomato Sandwich Recipes for Peak Season

Nothing screams summer quite like an in-season tomato — that burst of juice and sunshine just doesn’t manifest all year long.

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Magical Correspondences for August

Nature Spirits: Dryads
Herbs: Angelica; Bay; Chamomile; Fennel; Orange; Rue & St.John’s Wort
Colours: Yellow & Gold
Flowers: Sunflower & Marigold
Scents: Frankincense & Heliotrope
Stones: Cat’s Eye; Carnelian; Fire Agate & Jasper
Trees: Alder; Cedar & Hazel
Animals: Lion; Phoenix; Sphinx & Dragon
Birds: Crane; Falcon & Eagle
Deities: Diana; Ganesha; Hathor; Hecate; Nemesis &Thoth
Power Flow:
Appreciating; Friendships; Gathering; Harvesting; Health & Vitality

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Daily Wisdom
August 2, 2021

Victory
“Victory comes, at times, just when one no longer expects it.”

-Martin Buber (1878-1965)


Have you ever had those times where you’re trying to think of a word, or a person’s name, and no matter how much you search your brain you can’t seem to find it? And then later, when you relax, when you’ve given up and let it go, it comes flooding back to you clear as day! That’s the law of detachment at work. Whatever you are striving for, release and let it go, then it is free to be yours.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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August Birth Flowers

There are two birth flowers August is commonly associated with. What exactly are these flowers? What are the meanings of these flowers?

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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Creativity In All Things: Cat’s Angel Message for August 2, 2021

Creativity In All Things: Cat’s Angel Message for August 2, 2021

August Theme: Positive focus and creative solutions help to draw both prosperity and abundance this month. You are a powerful creator and all that you need is within your grasp!

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Life is full of opportunities to that allow us to create. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Creativity In All Things

82: Most people don’t connect creative energy with prosperity and abundance. But the truth is that our ability to create, and be be creative enhances our ability to make things happen. The creative thinking person combines the Attitude of Gratitude with new ideas to solve the perceived issue of lack. Remember that you are far wealthier than you think. If you need help you can always call upon the Angels for assistance although we must keep in mind that they will supply us with only what we need. We are also being reminded today that our creative energy is enhanced through faith in ourselves, in our abilities, and in the Universe. If we desire more then we must do our part to get the manifestation process rolling. However, by working together with the Universe the wheels continue to turn and things move in our favor. Take an active roll in creating your life, stay open to receiving new ideas, and let your creativity run wild!

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 Jesus helps us with all areas of faith and teaches us that true miracles often come in small packages. He also provides a clear and direct line of communication to the Divine as well as teaching us how to open up to receive divine information.

The Hindu Goddess Devi helps us to find meaning in our lives and gently guides us in learning to follow our own inner wisdom. She says “Take my hand and let me guide you on your journey of self discovery. You need only look within to find your true meaning. Release your cares to me and I will purify your heart and spirit so that new information can be sent to you. “

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.

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.

Green Quartz. This stone helps attract abundance in all forms and increases our powers of perception so that we can see the “Tiny Miracles” more clearly.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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An Abundant Cycle: Cat’s Angel Message for August 1, 2021

An Abundant Cycle: Cat’s Angel Message for August 1, 2021

August Theme: Positive focus and creative solutions help to draw both prosperity and abundance this month. You are a powerful creator and all that you need is within your grasp!

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It’s a new cycle! Anything and everything is possible so what will you create today? ~Cat

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Today’s Message: An Abundant Cycle

81: Welcome to August! This new cycle begins with a reminder from the Universe. “The power to manifest everything you need lies within you.” The steps to creating prosperity and abundance include:

*Clearing the way for new blessings. If it is holding you back or no longer works for you let it go by changing your perspective.


*Embrace the changes that bring new blessings and opportunities. Pay Attention! Even small things can have a big impact, so use the stepping stones that the Universe provides.


Don’t be afraid to explore new paths or blaze new trails. The best things happen when you think outside the box. Prosperity and abundance can come from anywhere so keep your eyes open!


Don’t focus or obsess about what you perceive as “lack”. Expressing gratitude for the blessings in your life helps bring new things to your door.


These steps combined with the work that we have done recently will help us out. Remember to stay focused on positive outcomes and surround yourself with confidence knowing that you are in the right place at the right time to grab the opportunities that are headed your way!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Raziel assists us in all forms of manifestation. This includes our ‘Tiny Miracles” which he helps bring forward into the light. He tells us that growth and freedom can be found when we let go of our limiting self beliefs and fears which hold us back from achieving and creating the life we want. He says ” Expand your mind and you will manifest prosperity and abundance on all levels.”

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 Mayan goddess Ixchel helps to get our creative juices flowing by breaking through the barriers we have erected that are blocking our progress. Call on her if you are starting something new. ” Clear your mind and allow the creative source to fill you. New things are waiting for you to embrace them!”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Carnelian is used 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.

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.

Jade can provide aid in problem-solving and shows us the path to reaching our goals and actualizing our dreams. It also promotes emotional balance and self-confidence as it gently dissipates negativity and brings peace on all levels. Jade which attracts both prosperity and good luck. Jade helps us to understand that we are spiritual beings on this very human journey we call life. It stimulates knowledge and ideas.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 1, 2021Lammas/Lughnasadh Edtion

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 1, 2021 Lammas/Lughnasadh Edtiom

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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Senate honored Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor, by changing the name of their month “Sextilis” to “Augustus.” Middle English speakers inherited the name of the month of August, but it wasn’t until the mid-1600s that “august” came to be used generically in English, more or less as “augustus” was in Latin, to refer to someone with imperial qualities.

merriam-webster.com

August Events:

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 8 New Moon at 6:50 am PST/ 7:50 am MST/ 9:50 am EST

Aug 22 Full Corn Moon at 5:01 PST/ 6:01 am MST/ 8:01 am EST


“As in the bread and wine, so it is with me.
Within all forms is locked a record of the past
And a promise of the future.
I ask that you lay your blessings upon me, Ancient Ones,
That this season of waning light
And increasing darkness may not be heavy.
So Mote It Be!”

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Lammas | How to celebrate | Simple Ideas, DIYs & rituals | Corn Doll & Lughnasadh Feast

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Seven Crystals for Lammas
CLAIRE

Lammas is also known as Lughnasadh and is the first of the three pagan harvest festivals. It is considered a time of giving thanks as the sun’s strength begins to wane and the spring crops become ready for harvest. There is a feeling of abundance at Lammas, but it is important to remember the long winter that is to come and that many of the crops must be prepared and stored in preparation.

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ThoughtCo: Lammas Customs and Traditions

The early harvest and the threshing of grain has been celebrated for thousands of years. Here are just a few of the customs and legends surrounding the Lammas season.

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Lisa Thiel – Lammas Song

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“Once upon a Lammas Night
When corn rigs are bonny,
Beneath the Moon’s unclouded light,
I held awhile to Annie…
The time went by with careless heed
Between the late and early,
With small persuasion she agreed
To see me through the barley…
Corn rigs and barley rigs,
Corn rigs are bonny!
I’ll not forget that happy night
Among the rigs with Annie!”

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Lammas Song by Inkubus Sukkubus

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“‘Lughnassad’ means ‘the funeral games of Lugh’, referring to Lugh, the Irish sun god. However, the funeral is not his own, but the funeral games he hosts in honor of his foster-mother Tailte. For that reason, the traditional Tailtean craft fairs and Tailtean marriages (which last for a year and a day) are celebrated at this time. As autumn begins, the Sun God enters his old age, but is not yet dead. It is also a celebration of the first harvest. The Christian religion adopted this theme and called it ‘Lammas’, meaning ‘loaf-mass’, a time when newly baked loaves of bread are placed on the altar. An alternative date around August 5 (Old Lammas), when the sun reaches 15 degrees Leo, is sometimes employed by Covens.”

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EarthSky News:

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Patheos-Pagan: First Harvest: Time for Inventory and Reset
LISA WAGONER

The spiral inward begins at the beginning of August. Lughnasadh/Lammas is celebrated August 1st as a harvest Festival, as our gardens yield their treasures, and the earth feels like it’s about to burst with so much growth, lushness and space.

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LUGHNASADH | Music for the first harvest, by Sebastián Sánchez-Botta

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“Blessed be the Harvest,
Blessed be the Corn Mother,
Blessed be the Grain God,
For together they nourish both body and soul.
Many blessings I have been given,
I count them now by this bread.
Guardian of the East, I pray for your indulgence.
Hear me now as I request your aid in the cycle of life.
As your winds blow through fields of ripened grain,
Carry loosened seeds upon your back
That they may fall amidst the soil
That is our Mother Earth.”

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Book of Shadows Page for Lammas & Lughnasadh Incense Recipe DIY, Witchcraft, Wicca, Magical Crafting

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Today’s Recipe: Lammas Recipe: Honey Cornbread Muffins from The Kitchen Witch Cook Book

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Magical Correspondences for Lammas/ Lughnasadh

Lughnasadh (loo-nas-ah)-Northern Hemisphere: August 1
Southern Hemisphere: February 1

Greater Sabbat/Cross Quarter day

Colors are Yellows, Red, Bronze, Brown, Orange, Dark Green

Food: Corn and Grains, Blackberries, Apples Nuts, Cider, Ale Beer, Bread, all garden produce,

Scents & Herbs: Aloes, Frankincense, Hollyhock, Rose, Heather, Hops, Sunflower, Marigold, Blackthorn, Yarrow, Vervain, Sandalwood, Basil

Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Citrine Amber, Tiger’s Eye, Obsidian

Deities: Lugh, Cerridwen, Isis, Ceres, all harvest deities

Sacred Symbols: Corn and Gourds, Corn Dollies, Harvest Tools, the Cornucopia and the Cauldron

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Daily Tarot: Strength

Trust yourself to be able to handle absolutely anything today. It should be an easy day, and all you have to do is face whatever demands are made of you and then deliver what you can. You will not disappoint, even if you have to postpone doing or giving something. Trust that everything is working smoothly under your competent guidance, do your best, and have no regrets.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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The Importance of Grounding And Centering: Cat’s Angel Message for July 31, 2021

The Importance of Grounding And Centering: Cat’s Angel Message for July 31, 2021

July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path and your direction. You will be receiving important guidance this month so get ready to receive. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!

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Visualize green fields and blue skies. Take a breath. Feel the earth beneath your feet and the sun upon your face. Take a breath. Ground deep into the earth. Just breathe…. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: The Importance of Grounding And Centering

731: As the month of July comes to a close take a moment to give yourself a big hug. You’ve done a lot of work recently so be sure to acknowledge your personal growth and evolution. This is an important part of your self-care routine, so don’t sell yourself short. Celebrate your wins and the effort you put forth. Today the Angels are telling us that the work we have done is paying off even if the results aren’t visible yet. Continue the self-care routine from yesterday and focus on centering and balancing as this will be important in the new month. The Universe wants you to know that you have grown in ways that you can’t begin to imagine (yet).. so stay focused, confident and above all believe in yourself!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Haniel showers us with stardust, illuminating our thoughts and memories so that we can remember what magical 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 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 Hawaiian fire goddess Pele helps us to ignite our inner fire. This fire when channeled correctly helps to fuel our passions and sense of purpose. She is a goddess of empowerment teaches us about honest communication and how it aids our goal setting and getting. “Within you lives the sacred fire that gives life to your greatest dreams and passions. This part of you must be allowed to come forward, not smothered beneath fear, resentment, or the expectations of others. Your fire will help you forge new paths!”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Moss Agate. This gentle stone promotes new beginnings and can help release the blocks that are keeping us from moving forward. It attracts new forms of abundance and teaches us how to channel our energy in new, creative ways. Often referred to as the gardener’s stone Moss Agate helps us connect to nature, the earth, and our own inner garden as well. Carry it with you or wear it during times of new growth.

Turquoise helps us with creative problem solving and promotes both balance and intuition. It is aligned with the Throat Chakra and teaches us to speak up for ourselves and to speak our truth, which can be a valuable asset when working with gratitude and our ability to create. Turquoise helps to purify our energy and clears away negative energy. it aids our problem-solving skills and protects us against self-sabotaging thoughts and actions.

Unakite. This green and pink stone helps us to see blocks that we have erected within ourselves and then provides valuable insights on removing them so that we can move forward. It helps us to appreciate the present moment and works with both base and heart chakras

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Getting Ready For The New Cycle: Cat’s Angel Message for July 30, 2021

Getting Ready For The New Cycle: Cat’s Angel Message for July 30, 2021

July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path and your direction. You will be receiving important guidance this month so get ready to receive. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!

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Take a deep breath and prepare yourself for the new cycle. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Getting Ready For The New Cycle

730: The Universe is inviting us to indulge in a little self-care today. In order to hear and receive both divine guidance, as well as our own, we must take care of ourselves. This involves keeping our energy field clear so that we can stay focused and centered. Every day our energy field absorbs bits and pieces of what goes on around us and these things can knock us out of balance. This balance is important when it comes to receiving guidance and messages. Take some time today to ground, center, and clear. Clean up your path, pick a few weeds, plant something new, and even blow a few dandelions. Don’t forget to harvest some good things along the way….. you’ve earned it!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Embrace the healing energy of Archangel Raphael. This enhances your personal healing abilities so that you are better equipped to help yourself and others when needed. He teaches us that it is through our spiritual journey that we can heal our selves and our lives and therefore regain our self-confidence and faith. He helps to clear the way so that we can achieve balance by removing the blocks associated with giving and receiving by promoting flexibility in thinking and attitude.

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 you or feel relevant

The Celtic goddess Nematona teaches us that healing can be found through nature as she helps us replenish our energy. She says, ” I am the spirit of the sacred grove. I invite you to worship in my temple and feel the heartbeat of nature. This communion can heal a weary and battered soul and replenish your spirit with hope and divine peace.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Morganite (aka Pink Beryl) to bring awareness to emotional needs or feelings that remain unfulfilled. It helps us to express them so that we can begin the healing process.

Rose Quartz brings us inner peace and harmony which is essential to increasing our faith. The energy of this stone is very soothing and can help calm frazzled nerves. It helps to promote the softer, move loving view that we need to embrace gratitude, it soothes and clears the emotions and fills us with loving compassion. It works with the heart chakra to gently wash away negative feelings that we harbor against ourselves and lifts the emotions to promote joy and peace. It opens our heart and shows us the love in relationships and situations, which helps us find a balancing point Use this gentle stone to shower yourself with loving care and to send healing to those little places that most need it.

Tangerine Quartz helps to increase our receptivity to Divine inspiration while it stimulates the mind and enhances overall creativity. It fills us with hope and joy as it restores our feelings of self-worth

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 30, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 30, 2021

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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July Events

July is the seventh month of the year in the Julian calendar. The month of July was previously called Quintilis in Latin as it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. The name of the month was changed to July in honor of Julius Caesar during the Julian calendar reform.
timeanddate.com

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 9 New Moon at 6:16 pm PST/ 7:16 pm MST/ 9:16 pm EST

July 23 Full Blessing Moon at 7:36 pm PST/ 8:36 pm MST/ 10:36 pm EST


Spirit Library: What Threads do You Need to Release (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Currently, it may be difficult to maintain a feeling of balance and flow as the old routines, cycles, and patterns, which have governed our lives continue to shift and fall away. The continual need to adjust and adapt to changing circumstances is leaving many hanging by a thread. However, it is an ideal time to make changes, to embody our purpose and to pay attention to the opportunities and possibilities being presented within the chaos.

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DIY Décor for Lammas & Lughnasadh – Witchy DIY collab with Lipstick Legion Craft – Magical Crafting

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Spiritual Unite:

THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF AN OTTER: SYMBOLISM
Otters are strong, playful animals that represent happiness and joy. They have a lot of spiritual symbolism to offer people who are seeking meaning in their lives.

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ThoughtCo: Mushroom Magic and Folklore

Go for a walk in the woods on any given summer day, and you’ll see fungi galore popping up, nestled in amongst the ferns and trees.

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Spirituality & Health: 9 Steps to Zen & Inner Peace by Allison Dienstman

What is the secret to happiness and spiritual expansion? Follow these 9 steps to zen and develop an inner state of balance and tranquility.

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MBG: How Your Next Saturn Return Will Affect You Based On Its Zodiac Sign

Saturn returns are astrological phenomena that occur every 30 years or so—and can cause quite the upstir every time they roll around. Here’s what to know about Saturn returns, how to calculate them, and tips for navigating your next one.

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How to Dry Herbs | How Dogs Can be Included in Your Craft | A Rambling Q&A

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Today’s DIY: Quieting and Focusing Vetiver and Rosemary Verbenone Roll-on (Aura Cacia newsletter)

This blend of earthy vetiver and sweet rosemary verbenone is a pleasant study aid for easily distracted learners.

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Treehugger: The 10 Largest Forests in the World

Forests cover about 31% of the global land area, though they are responsible for supporting a vast majority of the Earth’s plant and animal species—plenty of which are considered threatened or endangered.

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EarthSky News: Orion The Hunter Returns Late July Or Early August

Every year, in late July and early August, look eastward as darkness gives way to morning dawn. In a clear sky, you can glimpse the beautiful constellation Orion the Hunter. It’s one of the sky’s most easily seen constellations. Orion always passes behind the sun in Northern Hemisphere spring.

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Patheos-Pagan: Scribble Me This: Perspectives on Making Sigils
THUMPER FORGE

Back in May, Laura Tempest Zakroff tweeted something that legitimately made me laugh out loud::

Saw a dude exclaiming somewhere to someone else “you can’t make a sigil from symbols!” – Dude WTF do think letters and numbers are?

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Pagan Playlist: Enya – Wild Child (video)

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Inner Journey:

GIVE TO YOURSELF FIRST

“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.”
— Epictetus

Do you want more in your life? More love? More happiness? More money? More satisfaction? Then explore how you can BE more.

In the Delfin Knowledge System, Leslie Fieger advises, “You can have more when you are willing to give more. You must begin this process by giving more to yourself. Give yourself more time; give yourself more attention; give yourself more love; give yourselfmore of what you want. Then decide how to offer the more that you are (and have) to the world and you will receive even more back in return.”

“Let the waters settle you will see stars and moon mirrored in your Being.”
— Rumi

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A Note from the Universe

The lions and tigers and bears of time and space are really the angels and fairies and unicorns that followed you here, in disguise, from world’s beyond, agreeing to poke, unnerve, and awaken you should you ever begin to forget that you’re making it all up… your life, that is.

Now that’s love –

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: 17 Greek Recipes That Are Perfect for Summer Dinners

Summer is the right season for exploring Greek cuisine. After all, Greek cooking makes the most of fresh produce and clean bright flavors. It’s also a Mediterranean cuisine that really rewards simplicity. Give these top-rated recipes for vibrant Greek salads and simple grilled chicken, fish, and lamb dishes a try.

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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

Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
July 30, 2021

Virtue
“Society can only be happy and free in proportion as it is virtuous.”

-Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)


Happy and free. Sounds good, doesn’t it? In any society growth starts with the individual. One by one, each of us contributes to the whole in our own unique way. By being virtuous we’re helping ourselves, and also helping the entire world

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

Restlessness and boredom could slow you down and take you off on some unintended tangent. If you can’t break free of the usual routine today, do what’s necessary and perhaps schedule more delicate tasks for another time when it will be easier to be precise and attend to details. Know your own limits and if possible don’t take on something that will only frustrate you. If you must, start slow.

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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Magical Correspondences for Lammas/ Lughnasadh

Magical Correspondences for Lammas/ Lughnasadh

Lammas or Lighnasadh is a time of transformation. It is the first of the 3 harvest celebrations and was seen by our ancestors as the beginning of Autumn. The Celtic name Lughnasadh means the ” funeral games of Lugh”. This funeral doesn’t honor Lugh but his foster mother Tailte. With the coming of autumn the sun god Lugh begins his descent into old age and as his strength wanes the sun rises farther and lower to the south and the night grow longer. As with many pagan festivals this one was adopted  and adapted by the Christian religion and became known as Lammas or “Loaf Mass.” This sabbat is a great time to honor the harvest from your garden and from your inner garden as well. The fruits of your labors can be seen in both!

Lughnasadh (loo-nas-ah)-Northern Hemisphere: August 1
Southern Hemisphere: February 1

Greater Sabbat/Cross Quarter day

Colors are Yellows, Red, Bronze, Brown, Orange, Dark Green

Food: Corn and Grains, Blackberries, Apples Nuts, Cider, Ale Beer, Bread, all garden produce,

Scents & Herbs: Aloes, Frankincense, Hollyhock, Rose, Heather, Hops, Sunflower, Marigold, Blackthorn, Yarrow, Vervain, Sandalwood, Basil

Sacred Stones:  Carnelian, Citrine Amber, Tiger’s Eye, Obsidian

Deities: Lugh, Cerridwen, Isis, Ceres, all harvest deities

Sacred Symbols: Corn and Gourds, Corn Dollies, Harvest Tools, the Cornucopia and the Cauldron

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 29, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 29, 2021

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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July Events

July is the seventh month of the year in the Julian calendar. The month of July was previously called Quintilis in Latin as it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. The name of the month was changed to July in honor of Julius Caesar during the Julian calendar reform.
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July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 9 New Moon at 6:16 pm PST/ 7:16 pm MST/ 9:16 pm EST

July 23 Full Blessing Moon at 7:36 pm PST/ 8:36 pm MST/ 10:36 pm EST


Spirit Library: This Isn’t Who I Am, Is It? (a message from Brenda Hoffman)

Dear Ones,

Your need to be right is popping up in the most unusual places. You have worked diligently for months or even decades to create a special light. Even so, others are pooh-poohing the results of those difficult transition tasks. As if your beliefs and actions have little value.

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Wise Woman herbal Ezine:

MOON RITES-
SEA SALT BATH TO REMOVE NEGATIVE ENERGY
by Michelle Royce

Here is one of my favourite rituals, a personal cleansing which can be performed at the end of each cycle, either personal or lunar to remove psychic debris and toxins and clear the way for the future.

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Spiritual Unite:

THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF A RACCOON: SYMBOLISM
A raccoon is a clever and agile animal. It is also very cute, which explains why we see them often in television shows or movies.

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ThoughtCo: How to Cleanse and Clear Your Crystals and Gemstones

It is of utmost importance to clean any new gemstones that come your way to clear them of any energies that they may have picked up during their previous journeys.

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Patheos / New Visions :

Listening to Sacred Stillness: Mysteries in the Stillness
GREG RICHARDSON

I enjoy a good mystery. It is a pleasure for us to try to think our way through the threads of a story and try to sort them out. Mysteries engage my attention, whether they are Sherlock Holmes or….

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Lammas and Lughnasadh in the Norse Pagan Tradition.

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MBG: A 15-Minute Meditation For Tapping Into Your Subtle, Energetic Body

This meditation can either be done resting on your back (à la savasana) or in a seated, more classic meditative posture. While I really enjoy doing this work in savasana, if you are feeling particularly sleepy, you might choose an upright posture that will keep you slightly more alert for the next 15 minutes. Get comfortable using every prop you need to feel warm and supported.

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Treehugger: Colorful ‘Lost’ Crab Rediscovered After 66 Years
The Sierra Leone crab was hiding in dense forests.

The Sierra Leone crab is very unusual in the world of crabs. It’s extremely colorful with purple claws and a bright body. It doesn’t spend very much time anywhere near the water. Instead, it lives in rock crevices or climbs trees to live in burrows. Some live in marshes or on the forest floor

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EarthSky News: Scutum The Shield Is Named For A Polish King

In late July and early August, watch for one of our sky’s most beautiful sights. Look in a dark sky, far from the glare of city lights for a hazy pathway stretched across the sky. This band is the edgewise view into our own Milky Way galaxy. If you see it, you can also find a small but noteworthy constellation, called Scutum the Shield

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Patheos-Pagan: Candle and Coin Spell
RACHEL PATTERSON

This spell draws money to you using a candle and a coin. It is really simple to work with using only a few items.

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Pagan Playlist: Lammas; Sowulo

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Inner Journey:

TAKE TIME TO BE STILL

“Work is not always required … there is such a thing as sacred idleness, the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.”
— George MacDonald

When was the last time you did absolutely nothing?

Our world is so addicted to productivity that we feel guilty if we’re not doing something. But taking time daily to be still and inactive opens us to the spacious present. It nurtures and restores balance. Give yourself a regular gift of inactivity.

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.”
— Sir J. Lubbock

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A Note from the Universe

Keep dreaming, stay busy, and be happy and your path, prince, princess, agent, director, publisher, banker, biographer, thriving business and a steady income, and major news networks will all beat a path to your door.

You magnet.

Tallyho,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Zucchini

This is an easy zucchini recipe with Mediterranean roots – all you need is zucchini, parsley, olive oil, vinegar, and garlic for this simple vegan side.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
July 29, 2021

Virtue
“A noble spirit will seek the reward of virtue in the consciousness of it, rather than in popular opinion.”

-Pliny the Younger (C.E. 62? – 113?)


There’s a saying that virtue is its own reward, and it probably came from this quote. As we learn and grow, we understand that we really answer only to ourselves. We can’t please everyone, and we can’t go against what we know in our heart to be right. All we can do is the best we can at any given moment

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

People may come to you for help in making a difficult decision or two. This will be second nature to you and no decision will be beyond your capabilities. The World is not so big that it can hold choices you are unable to make or decisions that could overwhelm you. Be exceptionally confident, capable, and at ease in public and private sectors today

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Start With Baby Steps: Cat’s Angel Message for July 29, 2021

Start With Baby Steps: Cat’s Angel Message for July 29, 2021

July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path and your direction. You will be receiving important guidance this month so get ready to receive. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!

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Each step that we take is important, both the large and the small. Each step brings us closer to fulfilling our dreams and goals. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Start With Baby Steps

729: As we count down the remaining days of July the Universe is sending us the following message: “Keep the faith in yourself and in your abilities. By doing so you will be able to see your path and purpose more clearly.” Remember that your inner guidance always directs us to where we need or want to be. Although we may not be able to see the whole picture remember that as long as we continue moving forward (and YES baby steps count!) we are making progress, so pay attention to the guidance you receive (internal and external). New doors will open for us by not allowing small setbacks to stop our momentum and by turning our fears and doubts over to the angels. Start with baby steps, acknowledge the tiny miracles, and promote goodwill to those around you. These things will make every day a victory! You’ve got this!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Uriel teaches us how to access our creative database. He reminds us that sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to use a non-conventional approach. He gives us essential information that we need when we need it. This assists us during the manifestation process by enhancing our problem solving skills so that we can make the decisions that are best for our current situations.

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 Gnostic goddess Sige teaches us the importance of being still of mind. Information and guidance come more easily when we surrender to the silence. She says” Allow your mind to be still and let your inner wisdom guide you. The answers that you seek are before you if you have the courage to remove the veils and shed light in the shadows.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Fire Agate allows you to embrace feelings of safety and trust as you navigate your path. It keeps us grounded and offers support when times get hard.

Green Calcite also helps to create harmony which allows us to dissolve rigid beliefs and outdated programming. It promotes mental balance, aids in communication and gently helps us to let go of the things that no longer serve us which helps us to draw the good things into our lives that encourage growth.

Howlite helps us to formulate and achieve our ambitions and goals. It helps us to communicate these things in a calm and reasonable manner and tempers this with patience. Howlite also creates a link to the universal realms and prepares the mind to receive guidance.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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