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.

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 7, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 7, 2020

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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‘Tis the middle watch of a summer night–
The earth is dark, but the heavens are bright;
Naught is seen in the vault on high
But the moon, and the stars, and the cloudless sky.
-Joseph Rodman Drake (1795-1820)

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** Mercury Retrograde from June 18- July 12

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July Events & Holidays

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST

July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 12 Mercury goes direct

July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST

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Spirit Library: Navigating With Clarity (a message from Kate Spreckley)

All around us life is shifting and changing paving the way for a new way of living and being. As a result, we are being urged to reassess and review our life and the choices we are faced with at this time.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Lugh, Master of Skills

Similar to the Roman god Mercury, Lugh was known as a god of both skill and the distribution of talent. There are countless inscriptions and statues dedicated to Lugh, and Julius Caesar himself commented on this god’s importance to the Celtic people.

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Treehugger: Do Leaves Have Such Different Shapes?
By Christian Cotroneo

There’s one thing about leaves that science has long agreed upon: They only grow so big as available water allows — but not so big that the whole plant overheats.

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Starlight Witch: The Allure of the Swamp Witch

A few years ago, I started calling myself a swamp witch when a certain mood swept over me. It could only be described as complete and utter disdain for modern society and its expectations.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Make pigment from flower petals!

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Elephant Journal: 3 Steps to help us Lose the Lack Mindset & Manifest Abundance.

Many of us carry unhealed trauma like open wounds.
We feed our trauma, keeping it alive in our current reality, via our emotions. These emotions can create energy blocks that cause us to both lose money in our business, and a sense of success in our everyday lives.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: 11 Wondrous Facts About Praying Mantises

From extreme camouflage to sexual cannibalism, these pious-looking carnivores are as exquisite as they are fearsome.
Named for their prominent front legs that fold together in a supine gesture suggesting an act of devotion, the praying mantis comes off as serene and soulful.

Read more…..

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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.

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Patheos-Pagan: Irish-American Witchcraft: Spiritual Titles, Terms, and Identity

Identity is an often tricky thing and something which shifts and changes during our lives, but paradoxically helps us to define who we are within ourselves and our communities. Across paganism there are a multitude of titles and terms we see applied by people and to people and these labels can both clarify and confuse our understanding of each other.

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Pagan Playlist: Fluyendo – with Joshua Wenzl – LIVE by the river in Brasil

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Inner Journey:

You are complete

“Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else.”
— Wayne Dyer

Close your eyes and imagine that everything you are is enough. You don’t need to be better or different — you’re great just as you are. Can you experience the peace and contentment that owning that perspective brings?

Moving into such total acceptance does not mean that we stop growing. When we can accept who we are now, we open the doors to our own inspiration to do and be even more!

“Wherever you are is always the right place. There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are.”
— Julia Cameron

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A Note from the Universe 
Pssst… Hey, gorgeous!

Want to know a secret?

Everything in your life is a symbol.

A reflection. A clue. A reminder.

Of what you understand, and of what you don’t, made manifest.

Look to the beauty for truth. And to what hurts, for its beauty.

Your biggest fan

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Upgrade Your Holiday Fruit Salad With This Grilled Watermelon & Pineapple

Summer barbecue tables aren’t complete without a fruit salad, and though we’ve no problem with a classic bowl of chopped fresh fruit—you can do better than that.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Tuesday (masculine)

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

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

 

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Daily Wisdom
July 7, 2020 

Promises
“An honest man’s word is as good as his bond.”

-Cervantes (1547-1616)

 
When we make a promise, it is important that we keep it. When we do, then we are being true to the person we made the promise to, and also true to ourselves. Our words carry weight. And our actions have consequences. It we want to be trusted, we must be trustworthy

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

Embrace now as a joyful day. At the start, look in the mirror and see the joy that’s already in your eyes. Work with contentment, spend quality time with friends and family, and share your love of life with every stranger you meet. You don’t have to be overbearing and surprise people with your happiness. What you truly feel will shine on its own. The little things may bring you the most joy.

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/

Thought For The Day: July 7, 2020 “It’s Not Easy”

Happy Tuesday,

Life is an adventure even on the days when things are calm or boring. The truth is that we never know what any given hour or day holds for us and that the potential for a new adventure is always there! Keep growing by embracing all of life’s challenges, blessings, and obstacles. You’ve totally got this adventure thing!

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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/

 

 

Boundaries: Cat’s Angel Message for July 7, 2020

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Boundaries: Cat’s Angel Message for July 7, 2020

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


Creating healthy boundaries will ensure your personal evolution. ~Cat


77:  We know from past readings that our path is unique. We also know that we are the only ones who know the scope of our dreams and what we need to be and feel fulfilled. Today, the angels are giving us a little advice. “Stand your ground where your path is concerned.” There will always be people, including loved ones, who will try to push you in a different direction. This can happen for various reasons like fear, greed, or simply because they think they know what’s best for you. If you know with every fiber of your being that your path doesn’t go that direction bless the situation with love and keep moving forward. The key is to honor their concern for you, by sifting through the information, consider what has merit and file away or discard the rest.


Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

 

Archangel Jeremiel oversees life changes and helps us to let go of what we no longer need. He teaches us that by taking inventory of our lives we gain a clear perspective of where we are on our path, which in turn helps us to make positive life changes.

 

The Ascended Master Serapis Bey brings us the necessary spiritual insight we need when dealing with negative people, feelings, or situations. By surrounding yourself with loving energy you can find the peace you need to deal with off-color moments.

 

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


Our Sacred Stones for the day include:

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.

 
Red Jasper helps us see problems before they get out of hand while promoting new ideas and creative problem-solving. It strengthens personal boundaries and keeps us grounded.

 
Lava Stone. This simple stone is a powerful symbol of our own energy  It is a stone of rebirth and helps us to burn away unneeded layers so we can initiate new growth.


Blessings for a magickal day! Cat


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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 6, 2020

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 6, 2020

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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** Mercury Retrograde from June 18- July 12

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July Events & Holidays

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST

July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 12 Mercury goes direct

July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST

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Spirit Library: Navigating With Clarity (a message from Kate Spreckley)

All around us life is shifting and changing paving the way for a new way of living and being. As a result, we are being urged to reassess and review our life and the choices we are faced with at this time.

Read more…..

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It is a sultry day; the sun has drunk
The dew that lay upon the morning grass;
There is no rustling in the lofty elm
That canopies my dwelling
-William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)

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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.

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MBG: A Guide To The 4 Most Common Types Of Introverts

When you hear the word introvert, you might think of someone who’s painfully shy and avoids human interaction at all costs. You might even immediately identify with the word because you prefer staying in with a good book rather than going out. But those associations tend to be a rather simplistic view of introversion.

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Daily Good: The Dynamic Mystery of Relationships

“The more open, present and awake we are, the less objective our relationships become. So-called relationship becomes simple relating. The noun transforms into a verb — an apparent thing opens up into an alive process. If I no longer take myself as an object, I also cannot make you into one. Nor can I create what is happening between us into something. We may call it friendship but it is really a dynamic mystery, a lively, unfolding, open-ended process of listening, sharing, and discovery.” John Prendergast shares more in this excerpt from his book, “In Touch: How to Tune in to the Inner Guidance of Your Body and Trust Yourself”. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: How I Design my Book of Shadows Pages

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3 Pagans And A Cat: Green Earth Witch: Honoring Earth Mother In Nature-Based Witchcraft

So, it’s always interesting to have a spiritual epiphany. My moment is now, writing out who I am as a Witch and the path that most accurately defines my practice. And while I have devotional relationships with several goddesses, I have come to realize my witchcraft centers around one deity.

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Treehugger: Moon Gardening Is a Heavenly Thing

Upon first hearing the phrase “moon gardening,” images of gardeners in goddess garb sowing seeds by the light of the moon may come to mind. Which would be really fun, come to think of it, but in fact, moon gardening is much more than that.

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EarthSky News: Use the Big Dipper to find Polaris

Tonight, use the Big Dipper in the constellation Ursa Major the Great Bear to find the sky’s northern pole star, Polaris. This is the star around which the whole northern celestial sphere appears to turn throughout the night. That’s because this star is located nearly above Earth’s northern axis. In times past, wanderers on the northern face of Earth used Polaris to stay on course.

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Pagan Playlist: Goddess of Earth, Love and Beauty – She by Peruquois

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Inner Journey:

How aware are you?

“The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.”
— Julie Cameron

How aware are you of:
– your senses?
– your body — its condition, needs and wisdom?
– your fears?
– your defences – how you hide what you’re really feeling?
– your self talk?
– your beliefs and their power to create your reality?
– your passions?
– your purpose?

Go on a treasure hunt to discover your authentic self and the truth of life in and around you!

“Relative to the level of awareness that is possible for us, our ordinary state of consciousness is as far from a direct experience of reality as sleep is from waking consciousness.”
— Don Richard Riso & Russ Hudson

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A Note from the Universe
Just a word from you, just a word — and I’m there.

No matter where “there” is. No matter what you want. No matter what you need. No matter where you’ve been. No matter where you’re headed. No matter when you ask. No matter how you ask. No matter who’s there with you. No matter who else you’re thinking of. No matter what, no matter what, no matter what.

Please, believe me –

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Sweet and delicious buttermilk pancakes with a butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon swirl filling. These are great any time of the day and less time consuming than making real cinnamon rolls!

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Monday (feminine)

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

Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

 

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Daily Wisdom
July 6, 2020 
Promises
“Every organization of men, be it social or political, ultimately relies on man’s capacity for making promises and keeping them.”

-Hannah Arendt, 1972

 
It seems like we don’t hear that word used as often lately. When we were younger, it was a really big deal to make a promise. And we knew that a promise meant something we could count on. Today there’s more hedging… we’re reluctant to “promise” results, or overextend ourselves, so we tend to hear: “Well, I can’t promise, but I’ll do my best.” We give ourselves that little “out” so we don’t look bad if we don’t follow-through. Or we get a “guarantee” that comes with an expiration date or a lot of fine print. But promises, real promises, don’t work like that. It’s a way of saying: “I mean it” or “I’ll do what I say I am going to do.”

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

A change has been in the air for some time and today the actual transformation could happen. There’s nothing to be afraid of, or to dread, or to fear losing. Room is being made and energy is being set aside for something new and better for you. It could be something small or something large, but whatever it is will be meaningful and affect your daily life.

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/

Count Nothing: Cat’s Angel Message for July 6, 2020

 

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Count Nothing: Cat’s Angel Message for July 6, 2020

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


To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance. – The Buddha


76:  Maintaining our balance is one of the essential keys to navigating our path. Today we are being asked to perform a balance check today in two areas: giving / receiving and spiritual / material. There are times when we get so preoccupied in either (or both) areas and we become distracted. The balance between giving and receiving requires that we allow ourselves to receive and at the same time acknowledge the blessings that come to us. The balance between spiritual and material is equally important. By acknowledging the richness of our own spiritual nature material “things” lose their importance. They become nice to have but they no longer rule our lives. Achieving and maintaining balance in these areas is one of the keys to good spiritual health and overall happiness. Remember, that if our scales are tipped one way or the other it zaps our energy levels and our ability to focus. The Angels are reminding us today that  “When things are balanced your journey and the flow of life is easier. It allows you to be grounded and more at peace.”


Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

 

Archangel Raphael teaches us that it is through our spiritual journey that we can heal our selves and our lives and therefore regain our self-confidence and faith. He helps to clear the way so that we can achieve balance by removing the blocks associated with giving and receiving by promoting flexibility in thinking and attitude.

 

The Ascended Master Buddha is called the Enlightened or Awakened One. During his life, he lived as both prince and ascetic. When he achieved true enlightenment he came to realize that the key to happy living required moderation and balance in all things. This includes the important balance between giving and receiving. When we are balanced we find that inner peace is ours. Meditate with him today and share his gentle energy.

 

The Roman Goddess Vesta who oversees hearth and home. She helps us to clear space (both in our physical home and our inner home) to make room for new things and teaches us the value of letting go of what we no longer need. ” If something does not make your heart sing put it where it belongs or set it free. This will clear your inner and outer sacred space. Then open the doors and invite the new blessings inside.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Desert Rose (Selenite). These beautiful stone “flowers” help to increase our understanding of our own personal value in the universal plan. It dissolves outdated self-imposed programming and helps us to replace it with new ideas and self-perspective.

 

Rose Quartz brings us inner peace and harmony which is essential to increasing our faith and promoting self-love which is key to positive self-expression and empowerment. It helps to promote the softer, more loving view that we need to embrace gratitude.

 

Zincite helps to remove energy blocks which gets our life force flowing, which aids our manifestation process. It also restores our energy when it becomes depleted by giving away too much of ourselves to others.


Blessings for a magickal day! Cat


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Thought For The Day: July 6, 2020 “Don’t Worry”

Happy Monday,

We all worry, it’s just human nature. On Friday we talked about time and how we often waste it on things we shouldn’t. Worry is one of those things. It’s a good thing to acknowledge the fears and concerns that cause us to worry. But it’s not a good thing to get stuck in them. I like to equate worry to a whirlpool because it’s easy to get sucked in and quite often hard to get out of.  Remember that the things we worry about often work themselves out if we simply set them aside. Have faith in yourself and in your abilities to make things work out.

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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/

 

 

Choose Boldy, Choose Wisely: Cat’s Angel Message for July 5, 2020

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Choose Boldy, Choose Wisely: Cat’s Angel Message for July 5, 2020

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


The choices that we make today will impact tomorrow’s reality. Choose boldly, choose wisely! ~Cat


75: Yesterday we talked about making choices that can have an impact on our life path. Today we are being reminded that success comes when we follow our own lead instead of being led by others. Remember that our Sacred Tool of intuition is a divine gift and that by using the information you receive you will increase your self-reliance. Choices also equal change. These changes can be small and simple or big and potentially life-altering. Remember that the Universe is always working behind the scenes to make things happen. Our job is to stay focused and be willing to make the choices that will best help us on our path. Our paths never come to a dead-end and if it feels that way then it’s time to grab your faith and confidence and choose a new direction or grab your courage and blaze a new trail. By building your path as you go you are setting the groundwork for success!


Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

 

Archangel Raguel helps us to find our power and brings clarity when we feel conflicted about what to do next by providing a boost of energy and by bringing order to your thoughts. He also aids in the letting go process which is essential to moving forward. Raguel reminds us that sometimes people can get “freaky” when they see you moving off in a new direction and helps to smooth the way by resolving conflicts and disharmony with those around us as we work with our creative magic.

 

The Ascended Master Maitreya teaches us that laughter and joy are an essential part of self-care and creates the positive energy we need to propel us forward. It helps us to let go of stress and worry, which allows the light of faith and hope to shine through. The power of laughter clears and resets or energy field by releasing tension and emotions that have been held in check. This is an important lesson on our path, if it makes your heart sing then it’s the right direction.

 

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


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Tiger’s Eye helps us to accomplish our goals by showing us how to recognize and access our inner resources and the promotion of clear intentions. It is a stone of luck and prosperity and works with the energies of both earth and sun, it also helps with grounding while drawing spiritual energies to earth.

Sugilite is a stone of spiritual love and awareness and promotes Divine interaction and communication. Sugilite also encourages positive thinking and teaches us to live our truth and to trust our intuition. This stone also brings purple ray energy to earth. It embodies spiritual love and wisdom and assists in opening the chakras. This stone can also help you find the answers to “Why am I here and What is my purpose?”

Pietersite (The Tempest Stone). Use this stone to help access your intuition and create a link to a loving level of guidance. It helps to strengthen the will and increases our focus of where we really want life to take us.


Blessings for a magickal day! Cat


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Its A Chance: Cat’s Angel Message for July 4, 2020

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Its A Chance: Cat’s Angel Message for July 4, 2020

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


Mistakes = A chance to do better, a chance to be better, and a chance to create better. ~Cat


74:  Life is full of choices and while we strive to make the best ones possible there are times when what we choose turns out not to be in our best interest, or dare I say it……. just plain dumb. It happens and we have all been there. At times like this, we find ourselves backtracking to make things right and get back on course. The key is in learning the lessons that these misadventures have to teach us before moving on. This can be hard particularly if you have trouble admitting to making a mistake in the first place. These life lessons are important to our overall growth and our ability to be honest with ourselves will help us move forward with clear vision and purpose. Today the angels are letting us know that they have great confidence in us and our ability to make good choices but if we need help they are just a request away.


Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

 

Archangel Chamuel helps us to recover things we have lost. while he usually works with lost items he can also help when we feel out of balance by showing us the reason behind it. He also assists us as we navigate our path by helping us to find the direction and guidance that needed to move forward on this journey of self-discovery. If you feel like you have wandered off your path and are having trouble finding your way back he can help you get your bearings.

 

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

 

The Greek Goddess Persephone teaches us how to liberate ourselves from the things that are holding us back so that we can forge ahead on a new path. This lady has both an iron will and compassion. She tells us “Don’t be afraid to unearth what lies beneath. By shedding light in dark places we often find treasures we had forgotten. These treasures can form the foundations that you need.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

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

Black Obsidian protects and helps to bring negative energy to the surface where it can be dispelled and provides support during times of change. It takes the “things” that we’ve hidden and composts them into positive soil to support out new growth.

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.


Blessings for a magickal day! Cat


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Full Buck Moon: July 4-5, 2020

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Full Buck  Moon

Date& Time:  July 4/5 at 9:44 pm PST/ 10:44 pm MST / 12:44 EST July 5


The Farmer’s Almanac calls this moon the Buck Moon because this is the time when bucks grow new antlers. Other names for this full moon are Thunder Moon, Summer Moon (colonial ), Hungry Ghost Moon (china), Ripe Corn Moon (Cherokee), Crane Moon (Choctaw), Moon of Claiming (Celtic), Mead Moon (Medieval English), Rose Moon, Blessing Moon (pagan).


This Full Moon is in Capricorn and we will also have a lunar eclipse to add to the mix. Use the energy to rid yourself of toxic people and situations. It can also help us to find a balance between our lives and work by generating answers and ideas. The Buck Moon is a good time for divination, teamwork, and prosperity magick.


You can a little something extra to your magickal workings by using July’s herbs hyssop, lemon balm, mugwort, catnip, or leaves from ash or oak trees. You can also celebrate this month’s moon by wearing the colors blue-gray, silver or green, and adorning yourself with carnelian, citrine, moonstone, pearls, opals, or a simple white agate.


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 July 3, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 3, 2020

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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** Mercury Retrograde from June 18- July 12

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July Events & Holidays

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST

July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 12 Mercury goes direct

July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST

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Spirit Library: Your Soul’s Adventure (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The incoming energy is burning through the veils of our attachments revealing whatever is blocking our ability to fully embrace our destiny. Our inner life is being electrified as powerful and unexpected events rise asking us to look deeply into our present circumstances and conditions.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Disposal of Ritual Offerings

A common question that comes up is the matter of how to dispose of offerings made during a ritual once the ritual has concluded. Disposal methods may vary, depending on a few things. For instance, does your particular magical tradition require you to dispose of offerings in a certain way?

Read more….

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MBG: This Month, The Planets Will Finally Find Balance (And Hopefully We Will, Too?)

What spurs you to action? And where do you need to slow down? This month, like June, keeps us on our toes while also telling us “hurry up and wait.”

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Braided Bread Recipe || Lughnasadh Recipe || Kitchen Witchery

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Elephant Journal: Empath Self-Care 101: 9 Ways to Stay Grounded in Chaos.

Empaths and highly sensitive people everywhere are feeling it: we are in a world of intensity right now.
First came Coronavirus, then the Black Lives Matter movement’s long-overdue reckoning with the centuries-long pain and injustice of racism

Read more…

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Treehugger: 7 Beautiful Edible Landscaping Plants

It’s that time of year when garden centers are full, and you just can’t seem to squeeze enough hours out of the day to get your yard done. With budgets tightened, many folks are considering growing food instead of just pretty flowers.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Full moon, faint eclipse, on July 4-5

For us in the Americas, the moon will turn precisely full during the nighttime hours on July 4-5, 2020, to present a partial penumbral eclipse of the moon. It’ll be such a faint eclipse – so nearly imperceptible – that some of you will swear nothing is happening even while staring straight at it.

Read more…

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3 Pagans And A Cat: Solitary Self-Initiation or Dedication. Does It Matter?

Car, Ode, and I had a lively discussion in our latest episode of 3 Pagans and a Cat regarding initiation. This includes self-initiation as a Solitary Witch or Pagan practitioner. Now, if a person wants to join a coven or group within a specific tradition or religious practice, then having the means to bring people together under oaths and rituals makes sense.

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Equinox

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Inner Journey:

OPEN TO THE NEW

“All the people we call ‘geniuses’ are men and women who somehow escaped having to put that curious, wondering child in themselves to sleep.”
— Barbara Sher

How willing are you to learn something new?
How open are you to new perspectives?

Only when we’re open can we really hear what’s being said or really see what’s happening or really experience the moment.

Openness demands that we be willing to move to places we’ve never been before. It asks us to continually challenge the foundations of our belief systems so we can test out new ideas. And to do that, we need to accept insecurity.

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
— Alvin Toffler

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

One hundred trillion years!

7 continents!

106 billion people! (Not counting Atlantis, Lemuria, and the others.)

96 zillion dreams come true!

And not once, not even close, not even on my most generous, loving, caring days, has anything ever happened in time and space — good or bad, big or small, rich or poor — that wasn’t sparked by someone’s imagination and followed up with their own baby steps.

Not without you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: A Watermelon-Berry Collagen Marg To Try This Weekend (It Makes Your Skin Glow!)

Bright and acidic, this frozen watermelon-berry margarita practically screams summer. Watermelon is such a refreshing treat, and the frozen berries add a nice flavor, texture, and gorgeous color (plus more antioxidants and fiber

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Friday (feminine)

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

Element: Earth

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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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

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Daily Wisdom
July 3, 2020 
Gardening
“I wanted no one lifting a finger in that garden unless he loved doing it. What if Fred had hired a man to dig those trenches and it had turned out that he didn’t love to dig? Who could eat that kind of asparagus?”

-Ruth Stout, 1955

 
We are so intricately connected and with each other that we can feel a person’s emotions. It’s the same way with the earth – we are just as connected with this planet, so why wouldn’t ‘it’ be able to feel our emotions as well? In the movie ‘Like Water for Chocolate’ there is a scene where a girl is broken-hearted. As she cooks, her tears fall into the stew, and when the family eats the stew, they start to cry. When we’re sick with a cold, the famous remedy is chicken soup – but what is the ‘magic’ ingredient that makes the soup so healing? The love that the cook puts in there! These are illustrations of how our emotions, or how our intent, can affect our environment, and the people in our lives. In a way, we are gardening all the time.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

Things may be going fine but you’ll still be able to find something to be disappointed about. Rather than looking on the glum side of things, take a walk in the sunshine or at least get some fresh air and make an effort to be more objective. Full-blown optimism may be beyond you today, but you can balance your mood by noticing and maybe making a list of all those things that are going right.

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/