About Cat

I’m Cat from Grand Jct. Colorado. I’m married, pagan, owned by 6 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.

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 18, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 18, 2019

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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Black bees on the clover-heads drowsily clinging,
Where tall, feathered grasses and buttercups sway,
And all through the fields a white sprinkle of daisies,
Open-eyed at the setting of day.
-Abba Gould Woolson (1838-1921)

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Spiritual Unite: Blue Ray Children – Easy To Mistake For Indigo

he Blue Ray Children are a soul group like the Crystal, Indigo, and Rainbow Children.
They are the overlooked saviors of humanity whose mission is to heal and raise the vibrations of the entire Earth

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/blue-ray-children/

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Wise Woman Herbal: The Journey of the Rose ~ A Shamanic Herbal Tale
Love and Beauty at My Doorstep
by Julie Charette Nunn
I am looking forward to the blooming of the wild roses this year, each day making my way down into the yard to “check on them.” We have lived here on this land for just over three years. When we moved here in December of 2004, one of the first things we did was to walk down into the wetland area. My husband was on this trek to “claim” the land he had chosen to steward. I was in search of plants. Who lives here? I saw the thicket of thorny bushes, but I didn’t yet know for sure they were roses.

http://www.wisewomanmentor.com/articles/7783175

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ThoughtCo: Healing Amulets, Talismans, and Fetishes

You may not realize it but it is likely you have objects in your home that have a history as healing amulets, protective guards or good luck charms.

https://www.learnreligions.com/healing-amulets-talismans-and-fetishes-1728673

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

There may be moment or two when you feel responsible for everything in the world and like it’s your duty to take care of everyone. Relax, let this wash over you, and let it go. It’s not a burden so much as a demonstration of how connected you are to the people and things in your own life, and how much you care. That’s a good thing.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Soft Power: A Magnetic Approach to Practice

“The desire to be in control is a normal survival response, but what I love about the art of aikido is that we can move beyond survival to a vast and universal perspective in which all life is connected and interwoven. Such an orientation is not self-conscious. Since it relates to the connecting aspect — that of the space and energy — rather than individuals, there is no thing that needs to be observed. All awareness can be involved with the movement of energy through space, organized and contained by the form.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2357/soft-power-a-magnetic-approach-to-practice-wendy-palmer/

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Today’s Deity: Sylph

Hidden just inside the clouds is a thriving society of ethereal beings, so pure that they cannot be seen by the eyes of men. Still, the invisible Sylphs have managed to captivate the imagination of people for over six centuries, inspiring songs, debates, dances, and even occult rituals

https://mythology.net/mythical-creatures/sylph/

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Elephant Journal: From Science to Magic: the Alchemy of Reiki.

I have practiced Reiki for 27 years and have a good vantage point from which to share my experience.
I have first-hand, anecdotal evidence from clients, as well as my own stories of vibration, heat, light, and even the occasional ephemeral presence—a fleeting apparition, or a feeling of pressure and touch.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/07/from-science-to-magic-the-alchemy-of-reiki-josie-aprahamian/

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MNN: How moonlight affects animals and plants
The lunar light influences more than you might suspect.

Here on Earth, we have the moon’s gravitational pull to thank for the ocean tides, among other things. But what about moonlight?
The light reflected off the moon has an effect on life on Earth, which isn’t surprising, but not every lunar influence is heralded by a wolf’s howl.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/stories/how-moonlight-affects-life-earth

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EarthSky News: Vega and its constellation Lyra

Tonight, look eastward during the evening hours, and it’s hard to miss the season’s signature star formation, called the Summer Triangle. Its stars – Vega, Deneb and Altair – are the first three to light up the eastern half of sky after sunset, and their bright and sparkling radiance is even visible from light-polluted cities or on a moonlit night.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/summer-triangle-vega-and-its-constellation-lyra-2

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Patheos-Pagan: Of Witches And Faeries: A Brief Examination Of Working With the Fae

As we head further into the Summer Tide, I find that the Fair Folk are increasingly more active – or at least making themselves more known to we humans. Due to the increase in Fae activity, there is always an influx of articles being written regarding these Spirits during this time of year. However, as of late I’ve noted these articles convey overwhelming negative messages regarding the Faeries.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/byathameandstang/2019/07/witches-faeries/

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Inner Journey:

SING YOUR OWN SONG

“Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.”
— Brenda Ueland

Great forces are directing you to conform to the patterns of your society. You have DNA that has been handed down from generation to generation, coding repeated behaviour patterns into your being. You have archetypal energies setting the standards for how you behave as a man or a woman, as husband or wife, as father or mother …. You are immersed in consensual reality, whereby the world around you reflects societal understanding of how life has been and is to be.

At the same time, you have an even greater force within you inspiring you to wake up and recognize the reality of who you are. This force, the creative power underlying the entire universe, is urging you to create brand new standards of reality.

The status quo is blind to our creative power. Create a brand new world for yourself, one that meets your deepest needs, and you will help raise the quality of consciousness of the entire world.

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
— Gandhi

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Actually dreams come from a future dimension where they already exist, and the dreamers of such dreams have future selves who now live there and are oh-so anxious to show you what is truly possible.

{Sound of crackling, rolling, happy thunder on clear and sunny day…}

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Roast Zucchini and Vegetables

Here is a great way to fix zucchini in a healthy way. There are no hard and fast rules about amounts in this recipe.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf52551996.tip.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
July 18, 2019

Sharing

“Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed and hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world.”

-John Lennon (1940-1980)

With the world in such a state of flux, it might be difficult to imagine ALL the people sharing all the world… but it is not impossible. There’s a saying: “Think Globally, Act Locally.” If we each started there, kind of a “grass roots” or “backyard” approach, imagine the impact we could make house by house, neighborhood by neighborhood, community by community.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.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)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

More Than Money: Cat’s Angel Message for July 18, 2019

 

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More Than Money: Cat’s Angel Message for July 18, 2019

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


A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money. – John Ruskin


718:  Today we are focusing on finances. The Universe is asking you to  surround this with the attitude of gratitude. If you are currently facing financial issues up your game and project gratitude for what you already have as well as what you are working on bringing into your life. Ask your spiritual helpers for guidance and assistance and let them take your worries from you. For those who money isn’t a current issue simply embrace your attitude of gratitude. Give thanks for what you have and send positive energy to someone who is struggling. Remember that help comes in all forms and that sometimes simple loving energy is just what the doctor ordered!


Archangel Uriel can help us to overcome obstacles by showing us where the solutions are that will lead to our success. He provides us with the additional information that we need to make the most informed decisions we can. No problem is too great or too small for him to assist with. Uriel also helps us to gain spiritual understanding and creative insight. Today is a good day to simply touch base with him, ask for help if needed or simply express gratitude for the blessing in your life and  Archangel Sandalphon makes sure that your prayers and request are delivered to the angels and masters who best suited to help you. 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 set aside things we have no control over, and the Greek goddess Nike, Lady of victory and success helps us to embrace the good things that we have accomplished. By acknowledging them we can increase our faith in ourselves as a creator. She says: “Do not be afraid to acknowledge the amazing things you have done but don’t rest to long on your laurels. Remember that your power comes through movement and momentum is lost through inactivity. Keep moving and you will be victorious!”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

 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

Sunstone brings personal empowerment and fights procrastination. It brings out our natural optimism, self confidence and promotes our natural flow of abundance as it soothes our fear of change and the accompanying stress that change can bring. Sunstone has a strong connection to light and helps to harness the re energizing power of the sun during meditation and everyday life. It is linked to all benevolent deities and brings good fortune and luck.

 Infinite Stone (Light Green Serpentine) gently opens the lines of communication so that we may receive angelic guidance .


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: July 18, 2019 “Well Liked”

Happy Thursday,

There are people that others seem to gravitate to. In addition to our list below people who are well liked also have great compassion and empathy. While they may not be able to help a situation their words and energy  can leave a person with with renewed hope, optimism and even inner peace.

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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/

 

 

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 17, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 17, 2019

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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Deep in the greens of summer sing the lives
I’ve come to love. A vireo whets its bill.
The great day balances upon the leaves;
My ears can hear the bird when all is still.
-Theodore Roethke (1908-63)

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Spiritual Unite: Does Rejecting Actually Equal Accepting?

They say if we want to change something within ourselves, we must first accept it. How do we accept something we do not like? Also, is it necessary to accept it?
We know that what we resist persists. So what happens when we are not happy with a component of our lives and how do we move into a state of acceptance so we can embrace it, grow from it, and release it for good?

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/does-rejecting-actually-equal-accepting-guest-post/

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ThoughtCo: Make a Loaf of Lammas Bread

Bread is the ultimate symbol of the Lammas season. After all, once the grain is harvested, it is milled and baked into bread, which is then consumed. It is the cycle of the harvest come full circle. The spirit of the grain god lives on through us in the eating of the bread. In many traditions, a loaf of special bread is baked in the shape of a man, to symbolize the god of the harvest.

https://www.learnreligions.com/lammas-lughnasadh-bread-recipe-4588964

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Daily Good: Vesuvius at Home: The Power of Emily Dickinson

“For years I have been not so much envisioning Emily Dickinson as trying to visit, to enter her mind, through her poems and letters, and through my own intimations of what it could have meant to be one of the two mid-19th-century American geniuses, and a woman, living in Amherst, Massachusetts. Of the other genius, Walt Whitman, Dickinson wrote that she had heard his poems were “disgraceful.” She knew her own were unacceptable by her world’s standards of poetic convention, and of what was appropriate, in particular, for a woman poet. Seven were published in her lifetime, all edited by other hands; more than a thousand were laid away in her bedroom chest, to be discovered after her death.

http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=8130

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Elephant Journal: Crack Open your Heart & Ease your Journey with these Mercury Retrograde Affirmations.

Mercury is in Retrograde until July 31st and a little bit after that due to the after shadow effect.
So, during this time, many of us have been feeling the pull of our core wounds. While we enter a truly tender phase and are inclined to run from the pain, we must remember that when Mercury is in retrograde it begs us to look into our dark corners to understand these wounds and shed light on where our ego has trapped us

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/07/heart-opening-grounding-affirmations-for-this-mercury-retrograde-july-31st/

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A Little Bit of Besom Lore

1) Never give away a used broom. It bring bad luck to you and the person you gave it to.

2) You should never sweep your house at night. The faeries and spirits that live in and around your home find it an insult.

3) To keep ghost out of your home, you should lean your broom against the door jamb.

4) If you drop a broom on the floor, you will have company.

5) If you unmarried and step over a broom that is on the floor, you will never marry.

6) The first items brought into a new home should be a new broom and a loaf of bread. It will bring good luck.

7) Never sweep dust out of the front door with your broom. All the good luck will be swept out with the dust!

8) Taking a broom across the water brings bad luck.

9) You should never lean a broom against a bed or the person who sleeps on that side will die.

10) Never hit someone with a broom, it will make them lazy.

collected from various internet resources

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MNN: Remembering Apollo 11 and the giant step that changed everything
It’s been 50 years since the Apollo 11 mission and the first step on the moon. Here’s a look back in photos.

Fifty years ago, a rocket carrying the Apollo 11 crew blasted off from Earth on its historic mission to land humans on the moon. The mission launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, carrying Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/blogs/remember-apollo-11-photos

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

It’s important to stick with the plan already in place and be loyal to those who are already committed to you. You’re not so much part of a team as you are the leader of a group of people who will do what you ask of them if you only treat them properly and look after their needs, especially the tiny personal ones.

astrology.com

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EarthSky News: Watch for a daytime moon

In the coming mornings, watch for a daytime moon. No matter where you are on Earth, look generally westward after sunrise to see the moon in a blue daytime sky, assuming yours is clear.
Why can you see the moon in the daytime now?

https://earthsky.org/tonight/daytime-moon-this-upcoming-week

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Today’s Deity: Rhiannon, Horse Goddess of Wales 

In Welsh mythology, Rhiannon is a horse goddess depicted in the Mabinogion. She is similar in many aspects to the Gaulish Epona, and later evolved into a goddess of sovereignty who protected the king from treachery.

https://www.learnreligions.com/rhiannon-horse-goddess-of-wales-2561707

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Patheos-Pagan: How to Hold a Solo Sacred Cacao Ceremony

It is a powerful experience to share the cacao with a group of people but don’t feel you must be in a group to experience the medicine of cacao. As cacao is linked with opening the heart and emotions, you might prefer to hold a ceremony alone in familiar surroundings. When you begin to open up and explore your emotions, you never know how wide your heart will open

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/awaywiththewitch/2019/01/how-to-hold-a-solo-sacred-cacao-ceremony/

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Inner Journey: 

THINK FOR YOURSELF

“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”
— Rita Mae Brown

Where do you need to think for yourself?

When we begin to cultivate awareness of our thoughts and emotions, we begin to see just how much we live according to other people’s and society’s beliefs and actions. Don’t get upset by this. Just get in touch with how you really think and feel inside and begin to express your authenticity.

“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.”
— Alan Keightley

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

If summer resisted fall it wouldn’t really be summer or fall.

Better to celebrate the season you’re in… especially those of your wonderful life.

Everything keeps getting better,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Watermelon Dessert Pizza

A fun dessert or party treat that looks like pizza but is sweet!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Watermelon-Dessert-Pizza.html

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
July 17, 2019 

Sharing

“Friends share all things.”

-Pythagoras (580? – 500? B.C.)

True friends share things without even realizing it sometimes. When one of us feels joy, that joy is shared by our friends – we are happy for each other! Whether it is good news or bad news, it feels good to share it with a friend, with someone who will feel the emotions and help us through it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.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)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Spiritual Fire: Cat’s Angel Message for July 17, 2019

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Spiritual Fire: Cat’s Angel Message for July 17, 2019

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


Love in its essence is spiritual fire. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca


717: Achieving growth on personal and spiritual levels is hard work and these periods of growth occur when we initiate positive change in our lives. Today the Angels simply want us to know that we are on the right path and that our patience and persistence is paying off. Look back and review your progress and the lessons you have learned. By putting these things into practice you gain a deeper and more fulfilling view of your path. Take some time today to connect to the Divine Source (Spirit, Goddess, God ) and offer thanks for the blessings in your life or ask for Divine guidance. Like the Angels, Spirit hears and answers us although the response may be much more subtle. Since the essence of Spirit is love be sure to send out loving energy out to those who need it. When love is sent out everyone wins!


Archangel Zadkiel reminds us that change requires compassion, understanding and quite often the forgiveness of ourselves and others. This is essential to the letting go and letting it be processes as it allows our hearts and minds to make room and just breathe and helps us to embrace compassion which makes room for new growth. The Ascended Master Serapis Bey helps us to release our troubles and offers clear guidance and motivation regarding our own self improvement. He also helps us gain spiritual insight and teaches us that loving care is essential to navigating change. And 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 on yourself. Joy comes from embracing the simple things which frees the energy needed to assist the creation process.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

  • Celestite which promotes spiritual development and teaches us to reach for personal enlightenment and helps us to find peace within. It also helps us to embrace new experiences while blending instinct and intellect to create balance and harmony while providing strength and calm.
  • 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 and helps us to communicate these things calmly and reasonably and helps us to find our patience. Howlite also creates a link to the universal realms and prepares the mind to receive guidance.

Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: July 17, 2019 “Something New”

Happy Wednesday,

Our quote for today invites us to examine our perspective of change. Change is sometimes viewed as scary and even if something in our lives isn’t great we tend to hang on to it, usually out of fear of the unknown or simply because it feels easier. Remember that everything changes and by letting these changes happen and  embracing them we are opening the door, cleaning off the “WELCOME” mat and inviting miraculous new blessings into our lives.

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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/

 

 

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 16, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 16, 2019

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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St. Swithin’s Day if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain.
St. Swithin’s day if thou be fair, for forty days ’twill rain nae mair.
-Proverb

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Spiritual Unite: Astral Travel In Dreams – Direct Line To Light Body

Astral travel in dreams is a psychic ability that we all have access to once we have awakened our light body.
It allows us to travel the astral plane while our bodies are asleep

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/astral-travel-in-dreams/

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ThoughtCo: Setting Up Your Lammas (Lughnasadh) Altar

It’s Lammas, or Lughnasadh, the Sabbat where many Pagans choose to celebrate the beginnings of the harvest. This Sabbat is about the cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth — the grain god dies, but will be reborn again in the spring. Depending on your tradition, you may also observe this Sabbat as the day of the Celtic craftsman god, Lugh.

https://www.learnreligions.com/setting-up-your-lammas-lughnasadh-altar-2562171

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

It’s possible that a trust has been violated or a relationship may be hurt by a broken promise, or you sense that this might happen soon. Until you know for sure who and what might be involved, take no action, although the discreet question asked of a trustworthy person might be all right, though still risky. Make no accusations but respect your own self-interest.

astrology.com

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MBG: Everything You Need To Know About Tonight’s Capricorn Full Moon & Eclipse

Remember those New Year’s resolutions you started mapping out in late December of last year? Maybe…and then again maybe not! But this Tuesday, July 16, you may hit a few of those milestones under the light of the Capricorn full moon. Look back particularly to January 5, 2019, the date of the Capricorn new moon solar eclipse. Any seeds planted then could come together now—or be up for a midyear review. Have you put in the sweat equity to reap the rewards for your hard work?

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/full-moon-in-capricorn-and-lunar-eclipse-july-2019-everything-you-need-to-know

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Elephant Journal: I Found the Divine in my Own Beating Heart. {Poem}

I carried a myth
for many years,
handed to a little boy
sitting in a church pew
every Sunday morning.
This world
was not to be trusted.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/07/god-is-in-the-red-blooded-beat-of-every-human-heart-matthew-foley/

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MNN: How Dutch bus stops are helping bees
Utrecht finds a clever way to keep the bees buzzing

One city in the Netherlands is expanding biodiversity in a buzz-worthy way.

About 316 bus stops in Utrecht have been planted with sedums as a way of helping honey bees and bumblebees in the city.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/videos/dutch-bus-stops-help-bees

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EarthSky News: Partial lunar eclipse on July 16-17

On the night of July 16-17, 2019, much of the world can watch a partial eclipse of the full moon. This will be the last time that the moon sweeps through the Earth’s dark umbral shadow until the total lunar eclipse on May 26, 2021.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/partial-lunar-eclipse-on-july-16-17

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Patheos-Pagan: Out of the Broom Closet

When you meet people, do you tell them you’re a witch? Is it included in your descriptors, along with human, mom, friend, job title, and assorted hobbies/passions? Writer, baker, artist, tarot reader and more?

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2019/07/out-of-the-broom-closet/

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Inner Journey: 

TRUST IN ABUNDANCE

“Once, when we were discussing a world peace project with my teacher, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, somebody asked him, ‘Where is all the money going to come from?’ And he replied without hesitation, ‘From wherever it is at the moment.'”
— Deepak Chopra

How can you open to greater trust that you’ll always have what you need?

Fear, doubt, anxiety and disbelief all serve to repel abundance from us. Faith, love and gratitude for the gifts of our lives keep energy and abundance flowing. The more we trust in our well being, the more it will be realized.

“Manifestation is an act of trust. It is the soul pouring itself out into its world, like a fisherman casting a net to gather in the fish he seeks; with each cast properly made, we will bring what we need to us, but first we must hurl ourselves into the depths without knowing just what lies beneath us.”
— David Spangler

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Usually, the best way to find the yellow brick road of your life is to start out on the dusty, dirt one.

And then let yourself become so preoccupied in making the best of it, having fun, and challenging yourself that you actually stop paying attention to the path.

Until, one day, not so long from now, with a new best friend, wearing cool clothes, feeling awesome, a teeny tiny bit taller, fresh from a WOW vacation, looking for the path you just left, you’ll notice that it’s 24 carats… baby.

And you’ll wonder for a long, long time, sipping on some exotic fruit drink, when the transformation actually took place…

Tripping,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Garlic Basil Scallops

Scallops are one of my favourite meats. One serving has around 100 calories and 20 grams of protein. Skip spending huge bucks on them at the restaurant and make them yourself at home. Here is a surefire way to cook them perfectly in a pan in just minutes.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Garlic-Basil-Scallops.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
July 16, 2019

Sharing

“Sharing what you have is more important than what you have.”

-Albert M. Wells, Jr.

Sharing is not limited to material things. We can share our memories, experiences, and knowledge for example. The beauty in this is that we aren’t giving those things away – we couldn’t if we tried! But they are so valuable, and they become even more valuable, when we share them other people. The most simple advice can be such a treasure. The fact that we are open and willing to share what we have learned can make this journey more beneficial for all of us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Natural Living Ideas: 21 Out Of The Ordinary Ways To Use Fresh Mint Leaves

Delightfully fragrant and relatively low maintenance, mint is a joy to grow – earning its place in any kitchen herb garden.

Mint can, however, be a little invasive and spreads quickly – so don’t be surprised if you end up with an abundance of this zesty herb at the end of the growing season. Never fear though, your bounty need not go to waste! Here’s everything you need to know about harvesting and using homegrown mint.

https://www.naturallivingideas.com/21-ways-to-use-mint/

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