About Cat

I’m Cat from Grand Jct. Colorado. I’m married, pagan, owned by 8 cat’s and enjoy crystals, tree hugging, books, belly dancing, photography and numerous outdoor activities. I am the owner/ jewelry creator of Cat’s Treasure Trove (An eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts) and the group Sacred Spirals: The place where all paths meet, on Facebook. In my spare time I am a part time caregiver for my mother who is entering the realm of dementia. I have toyed with the idea of a Blog for several years and have finally taken the plunge with The Desert Path I hope you will join me for some “aimless ramblings”, daily posts and whatever else I feel compelled to share.

The Many Forms of Support: Cat’s Angel Message for August 14, 2022

The Many Forms of Support: Cat’s Angel Message for August 14, 2022

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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Don’t be stingy with your ability to give and receive. What you send out come back so allow things to come full circle. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: The Many Forms of Support

814: Today we are again reminded to acknowledge our support systems. There are always people who are there for us and that we can always count on to have our back. It is also important that we be part of our own support system as well. Believe in yourself and have faith that you can move mountains if needed. The Angels and Ascended Masters are also always here for us, and when we need support they are only a thought away. The angels would also like us to remember that support, like abundance, comes in many forms so look for the “Tiny Miracles” and keep an open mind if help come comes from an unexpected source!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Zadkiel helps to heal our hearts and minds so that accepting support in all forms is easier. He also promotes compassion for ourselves and others while helping us to find things that we have lost, forgotten about, or set aside. Ego is not a friend of truth as it forcibly tells us that we don’t need help and can do everything by ourselves. He boosts our faith and fills our hearts with peace and calm. He also helps us to remember information that will help us on this grand adventure.

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

 The Chinese Goddess Kuan Yin, who embodies compassion and mercy says, “You are a beautiful soul and have so much to offer. I can guide you on the path of self-love and help you to embrace the confidence you need to free your mind, heart, and spirit. Be gentle with yourself. Joy comes from embracing the simple things which will free the energy needed to assist the creation process and help others along the way.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

 The gentle energy of Blue Lace Agate helps our overall communication skills by teaching us to freely express thoughts and feelings in a peaceful manner. it also allows us to find balance and emotional calm during times of stress. This stone is associated with the Archangel Zadkiel.

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 with material things and shows us how to put things into perspective so that you manifest what you really need. It shows us how to go with the flow.

Quartz.(Green) 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

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

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

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

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

I’m-Possible: Cat’s Angel Message for August 12, 2022

I’m-Possible: Cat’s Angel Message for August 12, 2022

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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You’ve totally got this! ~Cat

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Today’s Message: I’m-Possible

812: Today we continue on the theme of creative problem-solving. We are all capable of creating new things and thinking outside the box. However, there are times when activating and using our problem-solving skills seems impossible. Remember that the impossible really says ” I’m- Possible” Don’t be afraid to let yourself go, or of making mistakes, or of what others may think. Be courageous and give yourself permission to use the abilities that you have. This requires trust and faith and allowing our creative mind to blossom invites new ideas to take root and multiply. While it’s true that these ideas may generate artistic endeavors they can also generate a completely different approach to solving issues that we are working on. This in turn gives us more options and flexibility so that we have more to work with. The angels are reminding us to stay positive, focused, and open to trying out new ideas!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

 Archangel Raguel sets us on the path to personal empowerment. He helps us to find our strength and promotes clarity when we feel conflicted about what to do next by providing a boost of energy and by bringing order to our thoughts. He empowers the underdog and also acts as a motivational coach when we feel down on ourselves and can help us to reach our full potential.

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

The 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:

Amethyst helps us to make decisions by promoting common sense and spiritual insight. It also enables us to set realistic goals and sets us on the road to personal achievement. This crystal is a powerful protector and helps to shield us from unwanted energies while dispelling anxiety and fear. It helps the thought process by providing focus and clearing the way to good decision-making.

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.

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.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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

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

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

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 11 & 12, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 11 & 12, 2022

Good Morning Beautiful Souls! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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August Quotes

“And where have you been, my Mary,
And where you been from me?”
“I’ve been to the top of the Caldon Low,
The midsummer night to see!”
“And what did you see, my Mary,
All up on the Caldon Low?”
“I saw the glad sunshine come down,
And I saw the merry winds blow.”
“And what did you hear, my Mary,
All up on the Caldon Hill?”
“I heard the drops of the water made,
And the ears of the green corn fill.”
“Oh! tell me all, my Mary –
All, all that ever you know;
For you must have seen the fairies
Last night on the Caldon Low.”

Mary Howitt, The Fairies of Caldon Low

gardendigest.com

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August 2022 Events

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 11 Full “Sturgeon” Moon at 6:35 pm PST/ 7:35 pm MST/ 9:35 pm MST

Aug 27 New Moon at 1:17 am PST/ 2:17 am MST/ 4:17 am EST

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Spirit Library: The Catnip Caper
Cheryl Richardson


In the morning when I come downstairs I let our cats, Wednesday and Berty, out of their room as I get ready to feed them. Rather than risk chronic back and shoulder problems, something we struggled with after letting Poupon sleep in our bed, we’ve done things differently with these two. Our new kids spend the night together downstairs and during the day they have the run of the house

Read more….

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Five Things Every Witch Should Be Doing/The Green Witch

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Spiritual Unite: KOALA SPIRIT ANIMAL – RELAXING IS A MUST
Susan Brunton

When the koala spirit animal appears in your life, it is a message that you need to slow down, take some time off and reconnect with your energy and with nature.

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Pioneer Thinking; Make Your Own Brown Sugar Body Scrub

To promote radiant, shiny skin tone, it is advisable to exfoliate on a regular basis at least every 15 days. It removes dead cells and clears your skin. You’ll love the results.

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MBG: The Astrology Behind August’s Full Supermoon In Aquarius + How To Work With It

With every lunar cycle, we’re offered a new opportunity to take stock, refine, and step closer to our goals. And this month, we’ve got a supermoon in Aquarius headed our way—which just happens to be the last supermoon of the year.

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Protection Magick/ The Witch of Wanderlust

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Exemplore: Kitchen Witchcraft: Magical Cleaning and Cleansing
CLAIREAUG 2, 2022

Witchcraft Cleaning
Kitchen witchcraft is an excellent way to bring magic into day-to-day life. This mostly informal type of witchcraft imparts your home and daily chores with the benefits and spark of magic.

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Treehugger: Stretchy, Telescoping Skin Is the Key to Elephant Trunks
New findings could help develop better robotics.

Watch an elephant reach for a tall branch or a drink of water, and its trunk unfolds and stretches little by little to meet its goal.

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EarthSky News: August full moon – a supermoon – on August 11-12

The full moon overnight on August 11-12 is the last full supermoon of 2022. As luck would have it, it falls at the peak of 2022’s Perseid meteor shower.

How to see the supermoon
Where and when to look in 2022: Look for the bright, round moon in the east at sunset on August 11. It’s highest in the sky around midnight. Conversely, it’s low in the west before sunrise.

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Patheos-Pagan: Why I Still Call Myself Pagan
AUGUST 10, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


Over the past few weeks I’ve seen a fair number of witches, occultists, Druids, and others say something along the lines of “I’m not Pagan.”

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt – The old ways

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Inner Journey:

DIRECT YOUR EVOLUTION

“Consciousness is the basis of all life and the field of all possibilities. Its nature is to expand and unfold its full potential. The impulse to evolve is thus inherent in the very nature of life.”
— Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Unlike other species, human beings can monitor our own evolutionary process. Better yet, we have the awareness and power to design our evolutionary path.

As creators, we are not limited to evolving through tiny, incremental steps. With our potent imaginations, we can design and manifest dramatic, profound change. How remarkable! What an awesome responsibility. What fun!

Our challenge is to break free of our present concept of reality to create brand new dreams that will bring the ideal to life.

“There is only one thing more powerful than all the armies of the world, that is an idea whose time has come.”
— Victor Hugo

“We lie in the lap of immense intelligence.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Great big, ear-to-ear, open mouth smiles, are responsible for far more sizzling romances, salary increases, life extensions, and calorie burning than your dentists, doctors, and financial planners will ever comprehend.

Show us your tonsils,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Huli Huli Chicken

‘Huli Huli Chicken’ (turn, turn) was invented by Ernest Morgado when he cooked teriyaki chicken for a group of farmers in 1955. This has been a Hawaiian staple with sticky rice ever since. This is my family’s version of Huli Huli Chicken. Use aji mirin (sweet rice wine) in place of sherry if desired.

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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

Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth

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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
August 2022

Enthusiasm
“The measure of an enthusiasm must be taken between interesting events. It is between bites that the lukewarm angler loses heart.”

-Edwin Way Teale


Can’t you just picture this scenario? A fisherman who LOVES to fish doesn’t just love those moments when he actually lands one – he loves the whole process. Similarly, an actor with an enthusiasm for his craft is just as happy doing a part in a community theatre play as he would be starring in a feature film. What makes for an “interesting event?” What compels us to hang in there? It’s the whole process that generates enthusiasm when we truly love to do what we do.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Some big new opportunity could come your way today. Focus your attention on the one thing you want most to have happen and it won’t be able to resist you. You can be persuasive and graceful, smooth and strong all at the same time. Act with quiet confidence and be admired later. Today, enjoy having people listen and do almost everything you suggest.

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/

New Ideas: Cat’s Angel Message for August 11, 2022

New Ideas: Cat’s Angel Message for August 11, 2022

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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The art of creative thinking draws blessing directly to you. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: New Ideas

811: Creative thinking plays an important role in our ability to manifest By learning to embrace our creativity we can also lessen the effects of worry and fear. Now add a dash of optimism and a pinch of gratitude to the equation and we find that all problems are easier to solve as new doors and paths open up all around us. As far as daily numbers go, today’s includes the master number 11 which is asking us to step out of our comfort zone as we create the reality we want for ourselves. The Universe is reminding you that your life is your choice. Set your standards, create as you go, and don’t allow others to define who you are. In other words, create boundaries! Be sure to pay attention to repetitive thoughts and ideas, as they are the stepping stones that will help you to create your next level. Use them to guide you today as they can offer solutions to current issues. It’s a great day to practice your creative problem-solving skills, so be bold and stay open to new ideas!

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 Sanat Kumara teaches us that we have an unlimited supply of personal power and helps us find the energy we need to keep going and rise above negative experiences and thought patterns. This gives us the skills we need to strengthen our personal boundaries so that we can be and stay strong in situations where we need to be.

 The Greek goddess Persephone teaches us how to balance between light and dark and the importance of searching the shadows for what is lost or forgotten. Persephone tells us  “Don’t be afraid to unearth what lies beneath or has been hidden. By shedding light in dark or weedy places you often find treasures that you had forgotten or set aside. These treasures can form the foundations that you need to navigate your path in life.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Azurite increases our ability to receive spiritual guidance and helps us to see through illusions 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.

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.

Okenite helps clear away obstacles and teaches us the important lesson that the universe is filled with unlimited possibilities when we allow ourselves to face and adapt to change. It helps us to find our inner strength so that we can finish what we start 

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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

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

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

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Communication: Cat’s Angel Message for August 10, 2022

Communication: Cat’s Angel Message for August 10, 2022

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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Expressing yourself is a good thing but be sure to listen as well. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Communication

810: The more we work on opening and strengthening the channels of communication between ourselves and the Divine, the easier it is to make a connection. It should feel comfortable and over time it will become second nature and provide an almost meditative experience. This communication flow helps us in many ways. It not only opens the way for new information it also brings us peace and feelings of safety. Today the angels are asking us to pay attention to the guidance we receive, it could come as thoughts, ideas, AHA! moments or even through visual clues. Allow this guidance to assist your decisions and actions. The key is to surrender what doesn’t work so that the right things will be able to reach you. Surrender will bring change and it is through change that we increase flow in our lives. It’s important, so get ready to embrace the blessings that are headed your way!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

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

The Ascended Master 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 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:

Pietersite (Tempest Stone) helps us to work through beliefs and conditioning imposed upon us by others. It opens our intuitive connection and creates a link to a loving level of guidance. It also helps us see the truth and strengthen our will while increasing our focus of where we really want life to take us. It helps us to rid ourselves of negative energy and replaces it with calm.

Rutilated (Angel Hair) Quartz. This powerful crystal helps to cleanse and realign our chakras. This is also a great meditation stone that teaches us patience while promoting both calm and balance. Connection to the divine realms can also be found by using this stone.

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.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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

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

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

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 10, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 10, 2022

Good Morning Beautiful Souls! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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August Quotes

“Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.”

Ann Landers

gardendigest.com

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August 2022 Events

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 11 Full “Sturgeon” Moon at 6:35 pm PST/ 7:35 pm MST/ 9:35 pm MST

Aug 27 New Moon at 1:17 am PST/ 2:17 am MST/ 4:17 am EST

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Spirit Library: New Is in the Air
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

Perhaps you are traveling or moving to a place you did not expect. Maybe it is a new romance or friendship. It does not matter for new is in the air. What was is no more. What is arriving is shifting from the vapors to clarification in your new world.

Read more….

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Making Magical Herbal Infusions for Spell Work and Witchcraft – How to infuse oil – Magical Crafting

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Spirituality & Health: The Spiritual Meaning of the Full Sturgeon Moon
by Julie Peters

Greet your inner sea monster as you embrace the spiritual meaning of the Sturgeon Moon.
Each month’s full moon has a special name that represents something about the natural world and the energy of that time. The Sturgeon Moon is the Algonquian name for the full moon in August, when the sturgeon were easiest to catch in the Great Lakes. Other traditions named this month’s moon the Full Red Moon,

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Learn Religions: Hestia, Greek Goddess of the Hearth

By Patti Wigington
Updated on April 03, 2019


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

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MBG: Ready For August’s Full Moon In Aquarius? Here’s What To Know, Based On Your Sign

We’re coming off an astrologically-charged few days following the opening of the Lion’s Gate portal on August 8, but don’t be fooled—it’s not time to slow down yet. We’ve got a full moon in Aquarius coming this Thursday, August 11, and depending on your sign, there are a few things to know.

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The Rune of Odin

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Exemplore: How to Remove a Love Spell With Infused Moon Water

BEV GAUG 2, 2022

Love Spell Background
Once upon a time, I was asked to do a tarot reading. The seeker was a young man—let’s call him Josh. Josh was bewildered because he’d been unable to end his relationship with his girlfriend, though he was adamant that he wanted to end it.

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EarthSky News: Meteors in moonlight: 6 tips for 2022’s Perseids

Moonlight will hinder the Perseid meteors in 2022
The peak mornings for 2022’s Perseid meteor shower are August 11, 12 and 13. But – unfortunately – this year a full moon will interfere. The instant of full moon will be 1:36 UTC on August 12. That means we’ll have a full or nearly full moon for all of the Perseids’ peak mornings.

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Patheos-Pagan: Cultivating Space for Effective Rituals
AUGUST 9, 2022 BY JESSICA JASCHA


Ritual, when done right, is a sacred space of manifestation where we are able to connect more fully with ourselves and our spirit team to bring about the healing and growth we desire. There are many aspects to making a ritual successful. Setting the space is important to helping us achieve our desired results. There’s a reason for pomp and circumstance. It helps us set the right ambience so that we can enter the ritual fully in mind, heart, and body.

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Pagan Playlist: Faun ~ Wilde Rose (With Lyrics & Translations)

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Inner Journey:

UNDERSTAND DUALITIES

“Life is the coexistence of all opposite values. Joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, up and down, hot and cold, here and there, light and darkness, birth and death. All experience is by contrast, and one would be meaningless without the other.”
— Deepak Chopra

Life is full of dualities, opposites. Despite their apparent opposition, each extreme in a duality is necessary to fully actualize the other. Each depends on the existence of the other. For example, we cannot know honesty if we don’t know deception.

The key is to not resist or suppress the negative. We need to acknowledge its existence, though we may choose not to express it. When we embrace wholeness, we move to a higher perspective.

“The light which man has discovered within himself makes him more aware of the dark; through the good which attracts him, he sees the evil which is the line of least resistance; the activity leading to pain simultaneously permits him to visualize the contrasting pleasure, and thus he experiences something of both hell and heaven.”
— Aart Jurriaanse

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

No one can be both happy and unhappy at the same time, right?

One blights the other.

So, here’s what we do: Pick ANY reason to be happy, and unhappiness gets locked out.

And we do it forever.

Yeah, “OMG!!!”

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Ellen’s Lemon Zucchini Bread

This is THE BEST lemon zucchini bread I’ve ever baked or tasted. The recipe came from a friend of my mom’s. She kept raving about this bread that she had made while she was visiting.

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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
August 10, 2022

Enthusiasm
“Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.”

-Dale Carnegie


Remember that formula! When we’re really excited about something, if we want to make something happen, all we need to do is to share our enthusiasm, use common sense, and don’t give up! It’s that simple. Success begins with enthusiasm.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

Say goodbye to some old useless habit and welcome the chance to develop a new habit that will serve you better and take you further. The Death card is not so much the end of anything as it is the shutting off of some automatic pilot switch and getting you back out under your own power again. Be strong. You can more fully embrace this change in the near future.

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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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 9, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 9, 2022

Good Morning Beautiful Souls! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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August Quotes

“What dreadful hot weather we have!
It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.”

Jane Austen

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August 2022 Events

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 11 Full “Sturgeon” Moon at 6:35 pm PST/ 7:35 pm MST/ 9:35 pm MST

Aug 27 New Moon at 1:17 am PST/ 2:17 am MST/ 4:17 am EST

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BEST witchcraft spells, rituals and practices for the month of August || Online Witch’s Almanac

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Spirituality & Health: Alice Peck Explores 80 Spiritual Places
by Rochelle Bourgault

What makes a place spiritual—and how can we benefit from spiritual places? Author Alice Peck dives deep.

Author and editor Alice Peck is drawn to finding the sacred in everyday things. Her latest book is a tribute to the sacred and to the archetypes of the seeker and traveler. Her personal interest in exploration of holy places around the world gives her a unique perspective, one not often found in travel guides.

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Pioneer Thinking: Orient Nights Perfume Recipe

Let the orient sweep your heart away with our easy to make at home Orient Nights perfume recipe. Create your unique fragrance today.

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MBG: Born In The Month Of August? Here’s What To Know About Your Birthstone

You probably already know a bit about your birthstone—and maybe even your birth month flower—but if you were born in August, you might be curious to learn a bit more about yours. Here’s what to know about the stunning green peridot, from properties, to spiritual meanings, and more.

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Finding Balance | Vlog 44

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Exemplore: What Does It Mean to Dream That You Are Falling?
LAYNIE HJUN 30, 2022

Dreaming that you are falling can be quite scary. You may wake up right before you slip off a cliff edge or right before you hit the ground. Despite how alarming this type of scenario can be, it is actually one of the most commonly reported themes in dream interpretation.

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EarthSky News: See the moon approach Saturn on August 9 and 10

Watch the moon approach Saturn
A bright waxing gibbous moon will be closing in on Saturn on the evenings of August 9 and 10, 2022.On August 10 at 17:00 UTC, the moon reaches perigee, or its closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. At that time, the moon will be 223,586 miles (359,828 kilometers) from Earth

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Patheos-Pagan: The Gods And Nature
AUGUST 7, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


Every now and then I get a reminder that for all that my religion is about the worship of the Gods, it’s also about honoring, reverencing, and worshipping Nature.

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Pagan Playlist: Gaol ise Gaol i – Scottish Gaelic LYRICS + Translation

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Inner Journey:

DANCE THROUGH YOUR DAY

“Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans: it’s lovely to be silly at the right moment.”
— Horace

Today, we invite you to do the Take-Your-Time Tango. In his book ‘Games for the Soul,’ Drew Leder challenges us to dance through our days with the graceful, slow elegance of a tango dancer.

“Slow down a notch,” Leder counsels. “Do whatever you do in a calm and leisurely fashion. … As much as possible, don’t be driven by inner fear, external deadlines, or rushed companions to stumble through a speeded-up dance. Act as if you have all the time in the world. Come to think of it, you do: No one else has any more hours.”

So stand (or sit) tall. Raise your chin as you gather your full concentration, dignity and self confidence to glide smoothly and beautifully through the day.

“We look at the dance to impart the sensation of living in an affirmation of life, to energize the spectator into keener awareness of the vigor, the mystery, the humor, the variety, and the wonder of life.”
— Martha Graham

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A Note from the Universe

You didn’t choose this lifetime, thinking it would be without challenges. You chose it, in large part, for the very challenges you now face.

You’ve got it made,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 15 Tangy Desserts Made With Lemonade

Tangy and refreshing, lemonade is a summertime classic that deserves to be enjoyed beyond the beverage category. These brightly colored lemonade desserts rely on the drink’s perfect balance of sour and sweet to bring impressive flavor.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


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

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

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Daily Wisdom
August 9 , 2022

Enthusiasm
“All we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”

-Charles Kingsley


There are so many things that we could be enthusiastic about, but do we let ourselves get worked up? Too often we hold back, we say we don’t want to “get our hopes up” or we’re afraid to jump into something when we might fall back on our behinds. But there’s a reason why we get enthusiastic about the things that we get enthusiastic about – and that’s to lead us toward happiness! Enthusiasm is a cue for us to participate, get involved, “just do it!”

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Patience is your secret weapon to face down all obstacles today. Take your good old time to make sure you understand what needs to be done, for whom, why, and how. This methodical approach may not be your natural or favorite one, and it might annoy someone who has a different opinion of how urgent the issue is. Nonetheless, patience will get you through the day with fewer, if any, mishaps.

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

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It’s About Support: Cat’s Angel Message for August 9, 2022

It’s About Support: Cat’s Angel Message for August 9, 2022

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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Ask for what you need and stay open to accepting support. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: It’s About Support

89: Every day we receive support from the universe, the angels, and from people in our lives. Today the Universe is telling us that it’s a good time to acknowledge those who love us and who are always there to listen or lend a hand when we need it. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if everyone told someone else “Good job!” “Way to go!” or “Thank you for doing your best!”? Simple things like these inspire growth, create connections, and make lives better. Share some of your optimistic energy today with others for a win-win situation. It’s important to remember though that not everyone is there to support you and it is up to you to gently cut cords with those who take pleasure in knocking you down. When we allow ourselves to receive this negative energy from others we are harmed, mentally, emotionally, and energetically. A good support system lifts you up and surrounds you with loving and supportive people it draws more of the same back to you and helps you to support others in turn.

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 ourselves 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, Saint Padre Pio, keeps us on the path of spiritual and personal growth. As we continue to grow so do our abilities like intuition, compassion, and seeing through the eyes of love. His energy is strong and optimistic which helps to boost our faith and confidence.

 The Chinese Goddess Kuan Yin, who embodies compassion and mercy says, “You are a beautiful soul and have so much to offer. I can guide you on the path of self-love and help you to embrace the confidence you need to free your mind, heart, and spirit. Be gentle with yourself. Joy comes from embracing the simple things which frees up the energy needed to assist the creative process and help others along the way.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Crazy Lace Agate gently boosts our self-confidence and concentration while reestablishing our overall feelings of wholeness and well-being. It’s an excellent grounding stone that helps to bring balance between our negative and positive emotions.

Chalcedony brings the mind, body, spirit, and emotions into harmony by calming fear, anger, or self-doubt. It also promotes good feelings towards self and others.

Malachite helps to support friendships and promotes empathy towards others. It also strengthens our ability to absorb and process information so that we can show our feelings in a positive way. Malachite helps those making aggressive personal or life changes. It brings a sense of adventure to our transformation as it shows us what is blocking our spiritual growth and the best way to move forward.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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

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

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 8, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 8, 2022

Good Morning Beautiful Souls! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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August Quotes

“I celebrate myself, and what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease … observing a spear of summer grass.”

Walt Whitman

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August 2022 Events

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 11 Full “Sturgeon” Moon at 6:35 pm PST/ 7:35 pm MST/ 9:35 pm MST

Aug 27 New Moon at 1:17 am PST/ 2:17 am MST/ 4:17 am EST

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Finding witchy friends as a solitary practitioner | GIVEAWAY & NEWS

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Spirituality & Health: How to Practice Color Meditation for Anxiety
by Lisa Solomon

Painting with watercolors channels the healing powers of both water and color.
When I began my color meditation practice, I didn’t realize just how powerful it could be. But after years of sticking with it—when I’m my best self, I meditate daily—the practice has shown me how impactful just a few minutes of calm and focus can be. Like many things that are good for us, just showing up can be the biggest obstacle.

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Learn Religions: The Four Classical Elements

By Patti Wigington
Updated on May 06, 2019


In many modern-day Pagan belief systems, there is a good deal of focus on the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water. A few traditions of Wicca also include a fifth element, which is spirit or self, but that is not universal among all Pagan paths.

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MBG: Astrologers Say This Is The Week For Summer Love: Here’s Your Horoscope

August 6, 2022 — 10:03 AM
There’s a thin line between “secretive” and “self-protective,” and you’ll need to walk it carefully early this week. Here’s your horoscope.

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Healing Tea Bath | A Simple Spell for When You are Feeling Unwell/ The Green Witch

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Exemplore: The Use and Significance of Red Candles in Spiritual Practice
MURIEL B TEWESJUL 29, 2022

How Are Candles Used in Spiritual Practices?
Spiritual work with crystals, incense, and various symbols is gaining a lot of mainstream popularity. In all practices of this kind, there is an essential play of energy. This means you are either warding off a specific aura or welcoming in a new or desired one.

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Treehugger: Artist’s Biologically Accurate Miniature Sculptures Urge Us to Look Closer
Nature is full of small miracles that we often overlook.

You’ve likely heard that bit of pithy wisdom that “art imitates life.” It’s true indeed that many great works of art are often inspired by true events or real people.

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EarthSky News: Saturn’s 2022 opposition: 4 fun things to see

Saturn’s 2022 opposition comes on August 14
Once each year, Earth passes between the sun and the 6th planet, Saturn. Our motion brings Saturn opposite the sun in our sky, to a place called opposition by astronomers. In 2022, Saturn’s opposition will come on August 14.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Falsehood of Fae Propaganda
AUGUST 3, 2022 BY JESSICA JASCHA


I’ve always been a little reluctant to fully talk about the fae. They’ve been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, yet they rarely come up in spiritual conversation and even in my writings.

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Pagan Playlist: Fae · Seed

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Inner Journey:

CREATE HAPPINESS RIGHT NOW

“It is our basic right to be a happy person, happy family, and eventually a happy world. That should be our goal.”
— Dalai Lama

Little adjustments to our attitude and approach each day can create a major difference in our appreciation of life. On the surface, nothing changes. At the same time, absolutely everything does.

Use your awareness or your imagination to bring happiness to this moment. Find something to appreciate. Do this as often as you remember to do so, and your world will transform.

” … we can no longer afford to throw away even one ‘unimportant’ day by not noticing the wonder of it all. We have to be willing to discover and then appreciate the authentic moments of happiness available to all of us every day.”
— Sarah Ban Breathnach

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A Note from the Universe

Look to what you’re afraid of, to learn where you can grow.

Enjoy,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Easy 3-Ingredient Pina Colada

This is the easiest piña colada ever, not to mention so much better with real ingredients instead of store-bought mixes. Also makes a great dairy-free cocktail option.

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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
August 8, 2022

Enthusiasm
“Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm; it moves stones, it charms brutes. Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it.”

-Edward Bulwer-Lytton


Enthusiasm is really spirit bubbling through us, that’s why it’s so contagious! It is attractive, magnetic even – people around can’t help but get a lift from all that positive energy emanating forth. Enthusiasm feels good. It is real, and natural, and life affirming.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Dress well, speak well, and spend time with people who normally might overlook you. Today you have more authority and influence than usual. At work, your superiors will recognize your talents and capabilities (though they might not outwardly acknowledge it). At home, you can be the ruler of all you survey and your word will go unchallenged. Be gracious and make it all beautiful.

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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Embrace Your Gratitude: Cat’s Angel Message for August 8, 2022

Embrace Your Gratitude: Cat’s Angel Message for August 8, 2022

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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Surround yourself with an aura of gratitude. Let it fill your being and allow yourself to shine! ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Embrace Your Gratitude

88: Today the angels are sending us a big high five. Their message is “Embrace your gratitude and you will find that avenues will open and the gifts the universe will be sent your way!”

 By living in and embracing the Aura of Gratitude we can effectively draw prosperity and abundance into our lives. Even if we can only find that “One Good Thing” in a situation we can use it to create a foundation that can be built upon. The key lies in acknowledging all of our blessings and expressing our feelings of gratitude to what we have and what is offered. Small things add up as they help us to draw more positives into our lives. Remember that you must do the work in order to make things happen. Don’t sit back and wait or you’ll miss out on the amazing things that are in store for you.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Raguel sets us on the path to personal empowerment. He helps us to find our strength and promotes clarity when we feel conflicted about what to do next by providing a boost of energy and by bringing order to our thoughts. He empowers the underdog and also acts as a motivational coach when we feel down on ourselves and can help us to reach our full potential. 

The Ascended Master Buddha helps us to find our gratitude. By acknowledging what we have to be grateful for we are filled with joy and inner peace which encourages positive flow. He also reminds us of the important balance between giving and receiving. When we are balanced we find the patience and inner peace we need to go with the flow which can help us embrace the “Tiny Miracles” in our lives as well.

 The Roman Goddess Abundantia teaches us to appreciate the 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:

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.

Iolite, also known as “Poor Man’s Amethyst” it is a stone of vision that assists our intuition and aids us in setting things in motion by staying true to yourself and your path while freeing you from the expectations of others. It helps us to live in the moment making it easier to snag the blessings given to us. It is also a soothing stone that calms emotions during times of change.

Orbicular or Ocean Jasper helps to increase our sense of responsibility and promotes patience. It provides the strength we need to calmly deal with life’s challenges and soothes the emotional stress that can happen when we become impatient for results.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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

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

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

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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