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 May 20, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 20, 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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May Quotes

“Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses,
A box where sweets compacted lie.”

George Herbert, Virtue

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Spirit Library: The Secret of Good Karma
Owen Waters

Karma, in the popular view, is often perceived as the bogeyman of Eastern philosophy, as the stick that punishes you for doing the wrong thing. In reality it is much simpler than that, and it carries no judgmental overtone at all.

Read more….

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What to do When You Lack Motivation in Your Craft and How to Find Motivation Again

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Pioneer Thinking: Dream Pillows

Dream pillows have been around for many many years, it was
common place for our grandmothers to stitch up a headache pillow
to erase the pain of headaches or have a dream pillow on ever
bed filled with natures bountiful herbs and flowers.

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Learn Religions: Owl Folklore and Legends, Magic and Mysteries

By Patti Wigington

Updated on January 18, 2019

Owls are a bird that features prominently in the myths and legends of a variety of cultures. These mysterious creatures are known far and wide as symbols of wisdom, omens of death, and bringers of prophecy.

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MBG: A Ritual To Come Back To Yourself When You Feel Pulled In A Million Directions

If you were lost in the woods, would you follow a compass that was leading you in circles? Would you stay quiet if the guide you were with insisted that their compass was more accurate than the navigational clues you were picking up from the sun, the mountains, and the current of the river?

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Today’s DIY: An Introduction To The Flow Hive + How To Use It In Your Backyard

Whether you’re looking to support essential pollinators, help the plants in your garden thrive, or just get a taste of some fresh honey, there are many reasons to be curious about beekeeping. Of course, it’s not something you can get started with overnight, and the list of barriers to keeping bees tends to run pretty long. The Flow Hive is one tool that seeks to make the process a bit easier.

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Artist’s Botanical Bas Reliefs Immortalize Beauty of Plants
These cast artworks highlight the ephemerality of nature.

For centuries, botanists have attempted to document the complexities of plant life by drawing realistic representations of them. This practice has changed a bit with the advent of photography, but other traditional methods, such as nature printing—

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EarthSky News: Meet Musca the Fly, a southern constellation

The constellation of Musca the Fly lies deep in the Southern Hemisphere sky. As a south circumpolar constellation, it circles closely around the south celestial pole and therefore does not set. Thus, people who live on the southern half of our globe can view it at any time of the year.

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Patheos-Pagan: How to Rile Up a River Spirit
MAY 18, 2022 BY THUMPER FORGE

There’s a post from the Tumblr blog The Red Wing Briar that regularly pops up as a meme across various social media platforms, and since it’s currently circling again, I thought it would make for an interesting discussion

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Pagan Playlist: Liholesie – Shamanic Twilight (2021) (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

LOVE YOURSELF

“If you had a friend who talked to you like you sometimes talk to yourself, would you continue to hang around with that person?”
— Rob Bremer

Thanks to the power of our inner critics, most of us have a very poor opinion of ourselves. Yet self- contempt merely keeps us miserable and stuck in our mediocrity.

If we were to make only one change to transform the quality of our lives, we might try sending a little love our own way.

“A critic is a legless man who teaches running.”
— Channing Pollock

“Unkind criticism is never part of a meaningful critique of you. Its purpose is not to teach or to help, its purpose is to punish.”
— Barbara Sher

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
— Buddha

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It’s not that some people in your life are mean-spirited, shortsighted, and ignorant, it’s that they’re grand, brilliant, and magnificent. Fellow adventurers who, at the peak of their glory, in worlds before this one, asked to dance with you in time and space, however briefly, so that they might learn a bit faster than otherwise.

And you know how you love dancing.

In the presence of greatness,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 12 Rhubarb Recipes That Aren’t Pie

There’s more to rhubarb than meets the eye. You already know it makes a fantastic, tart-tastic pie filling. Check out 12 more delicious ways to use up your spring rhubarb harvest.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth

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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
May 20, 2022

Practice
“Educate the heart – educate the heart.”

-Hiram Powers


We know, conclusively and scientifically now, thanks to Dr. Paul Pearsall, that the heart has intelligence. Our hearts can literally “think!” We can listen to our hearts, we can follow our hearts. The best way to become sensitive to the heart’s messages is through our spiritual practices. Take time to connect, to settle in and be peaceful. Allow your heart the time and space it needs to communicate! Rather than merely educating our hearts, which intuitively know what is best for us, spiritual practice is about educating ourselves to tune in to that intelligence

-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

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

Open Your Tool Box: Cat’s Angel Message for May 20, 2022

Open Your Tool Box: Cat’s Angel Message for May 20, 2022

May’s Theme: This month brings changes to your life. While change sometimes feels scary, it is a necessary thing for our overall growth. Be willing to embrace it and allow it to happen naturally and get ready for better things!

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Have faith in all things, especially in yourself. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Open Your Tool Box

520: This month is all about initiating change and welcoming new things into our lives. Both require the use of our sacred tool of faith. When we have faith in ourselves and in the Universe good things happen to us personally, and around us as well. Which in turn helps to generate a positive flow that draws more good things. I guess that you could call these things personal miracles. These miracles come in all shapes and sizes, so don’t overlook the small ones because they quite often have the biggest impact. The key is in remembering that even if you cannot immediately see the results that things are happening behind the scenes. Be patient and have faith in the knowledge that by working together with the Universe you can create new and wonderful things!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Jophiel the angel of Illumination and wisdom, fills us with beautiful, loving thoughts and uplifting energy which helps us to create a fresh approach to life. Jophiel tells us that goodness and beauty surround us all the time. By keeping ourselves open to receiving these blessings it draws the things we need directly to us. This is a reminder that slowing down activates our creative mind and makes these things easier to visualize and grasp and by taking the time to “smell the roses” the attitude of gratitude flows more easily.

 The Ascended Master 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 Babylonian goddess Ishtar helps us to navigate times of darkness and change. She shows us how to access our courage. She reminds us ” Times of struggle and darkness can be intimidating. and keep you rooted in fear. Remember to stay clear on what is truly important. This focus will shine like a beacon and hold the darkness at bay.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

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

Ametrine. This stone, a combination of amethyst and citrine, helps to release blocks like negative emotional programming. It also encourages growth while helping us to explore all possibilities and find the creative solutions that are needed to make the most of the information we are given.

Gentle Seraphinite helps to clear the heart chakra and opens us to love on all levels. It is also used to review the progress that you have made in life and shows the changes that we need to make to best help us on our path. When used with meditation promotes spiritual enlightenment and self-healing.

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/

Simply Amazing: Cat’s Angel Message for May 19, 2022

Simply Amazing: Cat’s Angel Message for May 19, 2022

May’s Theme: This month brings changes to your life. While change sometimes feels scary, it is a necessary thing for our overall growth. Be willing to embrace it and allow it to happen naturally and get ready for better things!

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Treat yourself as you would a dear friend because you deserve respect and loving compassion. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Simply Amazing

519: One of the best things that we can do is to show ourselves some love by embracing a loving self-image. We have all heard the phrase “love yourself”, it’s not only an important part of our self-care, but it also helps to increase our self-confidence and feelings of worth. When we love ourselves and like who we are it shows. That’s not to say that there isn’t room for improvement (there’s always room for that) because we really are a work in progress. A positive and loving self-image tells the world “I am confident in who I am and I like myself. I am not perfect, however, I am trying to be the best person I can be. Today the angels are saying “Give yourself a BIG hug and embrace the amazing being you are!”

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Chamuel helps us in creating and maintaining strong and loving relationships. While this includes the one we have with ourselves and our own spiritual nature, it helps our relationships with others as well. Ask him to help you create an atmosphere of peace, love, and togetherness. His goal is to help us to build a strong foundation from which we can create our personal evolution.

The Ascended Master Mother Mary provides us with all forms of healing. She surrounds us with her gentle energy and helps to fill our hearts with love as she imparts feelings of peace and safety as she gently heals the dark, hidden places within while showing us the path that leads to compassion and forgiveness which is essential to healing ourselves. 

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 creation process and help others along the way.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Dalmation Stone. This light-hearted stone is a combination of quartz, Microline, and black tourmaline.  It instills feelings of safety as it helps us to reconnect with our playful side which is important to our emotional health and it transforms outdated thinking during times when we feel stuck and enables our forward progress by encouraging a fresh perspective This stone also promotes grounding and enhances our connection to Mother Earth. It reminds us that we are a part of her as well as being spiritual beings on a very human journey.

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.

Sodalite is a stone for the mind, it promotes clear and calm thinking. and activates intuition as it draws down information to the physical level. It dispels confusion and releases outdated thought patterns while creating space for new ideas. It also helps us to look for and find the truth and makes it possible to stand up for our personal beliefs while remaining true to ourselves by boosting our confidence and self-esteem.

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/

Time and Patience: Cat’s Angel Message for May 18, 2022

Time and Patience: Cat’s Angel Message for May 18, 2022

May’s Theme: This month brings changes to your life. While change sometimes feels scary, it is a necessary thing for our overall growth. Be willing to embrace it and allow it to happen naturally and get ready for better things!

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Our personal evolution is a work in progress with no set time limit. It is a work at your own pace endeavor. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Time and Patience

518: Initiating change and cultivating new growth is an ongoing process that takes time and patience. One of the keys to our success lies in our ability to receive. Some people overextend the giving process but have trouble with receiving the blessings, assistance, and abundance when it comes around to them. Sometimes we need a reminder that it’s okay to receive so that we can embrace the good things that are offered. Remember to balance giving and receiving as it will help clear our energy and bring us peace. Also, keep in mind that abundance comes in many forms so make sure that you don’t limit yourself to just one thing. Accept them all and the doors open to new things and experiences will open. You are an amazing creator and you are worthy of all the blessings of the Universe.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Raphael teaches us that it is through our spiritual journey that we can heal ourselves and our lives and regain our self-confidence and faith. This opens our spiritual eyes so that we may see what we have and how blessed we truly are as it teaches us how to make room for new things through the clearing out process. He helps to clear the way so that we can achieve balance by removing the blocks associated with giving and receiving by promoting flexibility in thinking and attitude.

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

The 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:

Black Banded Agate helps us start new things, and embrace new beginnings and projects. It promotes the creativity needed to make things happen.

Amber helps us to attain our goals with a clear focus and bestows a positive mental state and helps us find balance, patience, and aids in decision making.

Zincite helps to remove energy blocks which helps to get 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

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 May 17, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 17, 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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May Quotes

“cottonwood fluff
stuck to dry weeds –
silent wind chimes”

Michael Garofalo, Cuttings

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Spirit Library: Weekly Forecast: May 15 – 21, 2022
Kelly M. Beard


The video version of this forecast, as read by Kelly, is available here.

5/15 ~ Ceres Enters CANCER (until July 23rd):

Ceres rules how we nurture and like to be nurtured. As it moves through the Signs, it also moves through your respective Houses, activating your Planets and bringing some much-needed loving, caring, nurturing, maternal energy to those zones.

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Having a baby as a Witch | witchy labor prep vlog

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Learn Religions: Spiritual and Healing Properties of Citrine

By Phylameana lila Desy
Updated on May 09, 2019


Citrine is a yellow quartz that has been associated for centuries as possessing the healing properties of the sun, but it can also be greenish-yellow, brownish-yellow, or orange. The mineral is often found in association with amethyst, but it is much rarer than its purple cousin. Indeed, citrine is made by heat-treating amethyst.

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MBG: Energy Reading May 17-23, 2022: Seize The Opportunity To Release Old Patterns

Each week, join author and energy healer Natasha Levinger as she reads the communal energy to predict what’s in store for us in the days ahead.
For the last couple of years, my collective energy readings have had a theme: Clear out what isn’t working for you and claim what is.

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Strawberry, Basil, and Honey Olive Oil Cakes | Kitchen Witchery/ The Green Witch

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: These Bats Buzz Like Hornets to Scare Off Predators
The distress call keeps owls from feasting on them.

When you’re not dangerous, it can be lifesaving to pretend you’re something that is.

There’s a behavior called Batesian mimicry, where a harmless species mimics a more dangerous one in order to try to ward off predators.

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EarthSky News: Constellations and signs: what’s the difference?

Constellations and astrological signs
On Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 1 UTC, the sun enters the astrological sign of Gemini. This gives us a rather good way of seeing the difference between astrological signs and constellations as defined by astronomers. The sun doesn’t actually cross in to the actual constellation of Gemini until June 21, 2022, at 8 UTC.

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Patheos-Pagan: How To Keep Going When You Are Exhausted, Tired and Angry
MAY 16, 2022 BY LISA WAGONER


It seems like it never ends, doesn’t it? The news of the past few weeks (honestly, the whole year so far) has been enough to keep our blood boiling. It is exhausting, and I know so many of us are fed up and angry

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Pagan Playlist: Vishal Naidu – Fragments Of Serenity (Full Album Premiere)

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Inner Journey:

Willingness to change

“At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.”
— Thich Nhat Hahn

How are you feeling in this moment? If you are not feeling great, are you willing to make the effort right now to shift your focus so you feel better? Finding something to appreciate will do it.

If you are not willing, that’s okay. Don’t judge yourself. Just be aware that you are choosing to stay where you are.

“Choice of attention… is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.”
— W.H. Auden

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

For every fork in the road there are often two paths from which to choose: the one you “should” take and the one you want to take.

Take the second. Always take the second.

I did,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Awesome Pasta Salad

This is the best pasta salad I’ve ever eaten, and people request it frequently. It’s a very easy, light-tasting side dish for a picnic or dinner.

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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
May 17, 2022

Practice
“Whoever perseveres will be crowned.”

-Johann Gottfried von Herder (German author, 1744-1803)


Remember the old joke, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” The punchline is “Practice, practice, practice!” Funny, but oh, so true! How do we reach that peace of mind, how do we get to that spiritual place that we’re looking for? The answer is the same: Practice, practice, practice! We’re going to get better at seeing ourselves as who we really are the more we practice actually being it. Whatever practice you choose, practice on a regular basis, practice every day, twice a day or more so.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Devil

There may be very little that you can change or have much effect on today. It may not exactly feel like the day has been fated to be a certain way, but you may have that suspicion at times. You can fit in with whatever happens and get some satisfaction and success anyway. Someone who usually argues against you may turn around and agree with you about something important.

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/

Change Is Always Moving: Cat’s Angel Message for May 17, 2022

Change Is Always Moving: Cat’s Angel Message for May 17, 2022

May’s Theme: This month brings changes to your life. While change sometimes feels scary, it is a necessary thing for our overall growth. Be willing to embrace it and allow it to happen naturally and get ready for better things!

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Don’t fight with change. Move with it! ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Change Is Always Moving

517: Navigating change isn’t always easy or simple and there are times when we just need to stop and catch our breath. Today the Universe is simply letting us know that we are on the right path and that the work we are doing is paying off. Remember that patience and persistence are the keys to working with change. Once initiated we must embrace our faith and allow things to unfold naturally. Don’t get discouraged if it feels like nothing is happening, just keep adding focused energy to your creation and express gratitude for what comes your way. Things are happening and the wheels are turning, Just remember that the Universe has your back. If you need help just ask your divine support team. You’ve totally got this!

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 our 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 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 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:

Bloodstone gives us the ability to adapt to the changes that are taking place more easily. It strengthens our intuition and promotes good decision-making.

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.

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.

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 May 16, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 16, 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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May Quotes

Cluster of bugle blue eggs thin
Forms and warms the life within,
And bird and blossom swell
In sod or sheath or shell.”

Gerard Manly Hopkins, The May Magnificant, 1888

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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My Most Used Herbal Allies & Their Associations/ Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Spirituality & Health: Soothing Anxiety by Balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra
BY ANNIKA PANOTZKI


The solar plexus chakra is key when it comes to anxiety. Discover how to bring balance to this chakra.

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Learn Religions: Full Moon Incense

By Patti Wigington
Published on March 11, 2019


During the different phases of the moon, you may wish to perform rituals or spells based upon your magical needs. While incense isn’t mandatory for a good ritual, it certainly can help to set the mood.

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MBG: What To Know About The Upcoming Full Moon Eclipse, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

We’ve got a full moon in Scorpio coming our way, and it happens to be accompanied by a total lunar eclipse. Depending on your sun (and rising) sign, this moon can impact you in different ways—here’s what to know.

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Today’s DIY: Money Draw Spell Candle Recipe – Candle Magic – Color Magic – Witchcraft – Magical Crafting

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: 12 Unbelievable Submerged and Underwater Forests Around the World

Submerged and underwater forests are those whose trees have been drowned due to rising sea levels and preserved thanks to cold water temperatures.

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EarthSky News: Virgo the Maiden in spring skies

The constellation of Virgo the Maiden
Virgo the Maiden rises high above the southern horizon in the Northern Hemisphere on May evenings. This is the best time of year to view the largest constellation of the zodiac. Virgo is also the 2nd-largest constellation overall, after Hydra. Thanks to its brightest star, Spica, there’s an easy trick to finding this constellation.

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Patheos-Pagan: Navigating Eclipse Season
MAY 13, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON


To do magick during the eclipses or not — seems to be a big question.

I am a person who likes to follow my gut when it comes to spellwork. After all, when I’m aligned, that tends to make things go better.

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Collective Tarot Reading | Full Moon Eclipse in Scorpio

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Inner Journey:

Slow down

“The soul requires duration of time — rich, thick, deep, velvety time — and it thrives on rhythm. Soul can’t be hurried or harried …. We may go through many events in the day and experience nothing because the soul has not had the opportunity to feel them from many different points of view.”
— Robert Sardello

Soul cannot exist when our connections in life remain superficial. An experience of soul requires that we take time to be fully present to the details of our lives.

Explore what happens when you take the time to STOP and PAY ATTENTION. When we choose to slow down and really experience the qualities of our lives, we get a whole new perspective on what living is all about.

“We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.”
— H. G. Wells

“The well of Providence is deep. It’s the buckets we bring to it that are small.”
— Mary Webb

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The instant you have a new dream, the masses are notified.

And every single one of the billions of people alive today who have complementary visions, whether to be your future customer, reader, mentor, fan, lover, partner, agent, golf caddy, or tanning salon operator, all add their power to yours.

After all, you just might be their “lucky break.”

Move boldly,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Muffins

Fresh strawberry muffins.

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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
May 16, 2022

Practice
“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.”

-Mahatma Gandhi


Our spiritual practice has purpose. It helps us to learn and grow and feel our connection with the Divine. And it also helps to lift the spiritual energy of the whole planet! The more people who devote time to spiritual practice, the better off our world will be. So, there are two things we can each do, every day, to help ourselves and each other.
Continue regular spiritual practices. This includes prayer, meditation, reading spiritual works, serving others, and giving of our time and talents.
Encourage others to spend time pursuing their own spiritual practices. This may mean babysitting some youngsters so their mother can spend some time in silence, or sending enlightening e-mails on to friends!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

If you’ve been working hard toward some goal or specific result, you could see victory today. Feel like a winner, project the confidence of a winner, and perhaps behave as though you have already won. Keep your spirits high no matter what happens and be pleased with how many people are happy for you. No matter how huge or trivial, it is still a big step forward.

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.

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Thankful For Your Blessings: Cat’s Angel Message for May 16, 2022

Thankful For Your Blessings: Cat’s Angel Message for May 16, 2022

May’s Theme: This month brings changes to your life. While change sometimes feels scary, it is a necessary thing for our overall growth. Be willing to embrace it and allow it to happen naturally and get ready for better things!

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Changing your perspective starts with finding that “One Good Thing” in a situation and working with it. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Thankful For Your Blessings

516: Our thoughts help to create our reality and our perspective You see, by acknowledging and focusing on the good things in our lives the happier and more peaceful we are. Now, this doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t want something better because we all deserve abundant blessings. Living in gratitude helps to make room for these blessings. Gratitude opens the door, shakes hands with the blessings on the doorstep, and invites them in to take a load off and stay awhile. Today the Universe is gently reminding us that our needs are being met and that today is a great time to offer thanks for what you have and for the blessings that are headed your way!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

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

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

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

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

Sunstone brings personal empowerment and fights procrastination. It brings out our natural optimism, and 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.

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.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Expanding Our Positive Intent: Cat’s Angel Message for May 15, 2022

Expanding Our Positive Intent: Cat’s Angel Message for May 15, 2022

May’s Theme: This month brings changes to your life. While change sometimes feels scary, it is a necessary thing for our overall growth. Be willing to embrace it and allow it to happen naturally and get ready for better things!

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Caring for our inner garden is important. It brings us the peace and clarity that we need to use our magick. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Expanding Our Positive Intent

515: We are all magical beings with extraordinary powers. One of our powers is the ability to change our lives for the better. This happens when we activate positive thought and perspective and by using them together we can effectively create the new opportunities that will open the doors to new growth and blessings. The angels are reminding us today that we are a reflection of our thoughts. If we surround ourselves with negativity then that’s what we will see and draw. However, when we embrace an optimistic outlook the Universe sends good things our way. Since we are working with changes this month it’s a great time to give your inner garden some extra “positive nutrients”. You are worthy of receiving all the blessings the Universe has to offer so don’t be stingy with your positive intent…… now go and create something awesome!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Jophiel the angel of Illumination and wisdom, fills us with beautiful, loving thoughts and uplifting energy which helps us to create a fresh approach to life. Jophiel tells us that goodness and beauty surround us all the time. By keeping ourselves open to receiving these blessings it draws the things we need directly to us. This is a reminder that slowing down activates our creative mind and makes these things easier to visualize and grasp and by taking the time to “smell the roses” the attitude of gratitude flows more easily.

The Ascended Master 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 Norse goddess Freya celebrates fertility, spring, and new growth. She is also a goddess of fate and extends to us an invitation to use your personal magick to create. She says “Feel the pulse of earth beneath your feet and feel the sun upon your face. Draw upon them to enhance your power as you help the tides of fate to weave your destiny.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Carnelian is used for motivation and increased creativity. It teaches us to trust in ourselves and helps us find creative solutions to current issues as it boosts self-esteem and invites us to embrace our personal power while promoting positive life choices which enhance our ability to draw new forms of prosperity and abundance.

 Chiastolite (aka Cross Stone or Andalusite) promotes the creative problem-solving process. It enables us to release things that are no longer relevant to our current path and dispels any guilt we may have when we leave things behind. It helps us to make the necessary changes and brings harmony to conflicts that arise when we blaze new trails that others were not expecting or able to control.

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

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May 16, 2022 Full “Flower” Moon

May’s Full “Flower” Moon
May 16, 2022 at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

“Dancing midst the flowers beneath the full moon’s light,
the wee folk tend the gardens on this soft spring night.

“On the breeze their laughter floats and magic fills the air,
unveiling nature’s treasure, her gifts with you they share.”

(© 2008 LLaConsciereBolotin/CatSister)

May is the time when flowers seem to be everywhere and is most likely why the Native Americans called this month’s full moon the “Flower Moon”.

This full moon keeps the spring theme of new beginnings and fertility rolling. Everywhere you look there is new growth. This is a great time to sow seeds in both your outdoor and inner gardens. Career, finance, and prosperity are good areas to concentrate on for new beginnings. This month which started with the fire sabbat of Beltane is still keeping things burning. Lust, passion, and renewed vigor put a bounce in our steps as we move toward the new things this moon has to offer.

Check out these articles from:

The Dark Pixie Astrology : May 2022 New & Full Moons: Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio & New Moon in Gemini Read more….

Earth Sky News: Total lunar eclipse – a supermoon eclipse – on May 15-16, 2022 Read more….

To celebrate this fiery month and full moon, wrap yourself in reds, oranges, and yellow or wear warm stones like amber, garnet, and ruby. Take special care to nourish your inner garden this month. If you set intentions or thought seeds for yourself last month, remember to take steps to help them grow and move forward.

On a very light note, I have been “asked” to remind everyone that brings out the garden fairies! This Full Flower Moon is a wonderful time to welcome the “Wee Folk” in your home and yard. This is a great activity, particularly for children. Leave gifts of pretty stones, crystals, shiny beads, and other glittery objects in your flower beds and planters. Hang small decorations in your trees and shrubs. The Fae appreciate gifts and love to be remembered!

Full Moon Blessings! Cat

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