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 November 29, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 29, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year,
Of wailing winds, and naked woods, and meadows brown and sear.”

  • William Cullen Bryant

gardendigest.com

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 4 New Moon at 2:14 pm PST/ 3:14 pm MST/ 5:14 pm EST/

Nov 7 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 19 Full Beaver Moon at 12:57 am PST/ 1:57 am MST/ 3:57 am EST/

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

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Spirit Library: Assume Nothing
Kate Spreckley



The cosmic energy of this time is gearing up and preparing us for the great shift that is coming in December. We are being urged to consciously engage with our inner world and to tap into the calm and stable energy of our soul. In doing so we can find greater balance and stability in a world that continues to erupt in chaos.

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GODDESSES so Powerful Even the GODS Feared Them – Greek Mythology Explained

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Daily Tarot Girl: Oracle Card Reading for Nov 29 – Dec 5

I felt called to use my Terra Qi Goddess Oracle for this reading…

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Spirituality & Health: Oracle Cards for Beginners

BY SHANNON KAISER

Discover how they differ from tarot cards, how to choose the right oracle deck, and more

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams: Nightmare Dream Meaning
Understand the meaning of nightmares and bad dreams and learn how to interpret your dreams.

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MBG: This Is A Huge Week For Inner Work, According To Astrologers

A trine, new moon, and solar eclipse are sure to shake up your week. Here’s how to roll with the astrological punches, according to the AstroTwins.

Can you be dreamy and productive at the same time? Monday’s special connection between enchanting Neptune in Pisces and go-getter Mars in Scorpio says, “Yes!”

Read more….

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Today’s Meditation: Freyja Meditation (Divine Feminine Energy)

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Treehugger: 9 Fascinating Facts About Brazilian Treehoppers
Discover what makes these curious-looking treehoppers stand out.

The Brazilian treehopper (Bocydium globulare) is a small, curious-looking insect from the family Membracidae that inhabits many tropical rainforests in South America. Related to cicadas and leafhoppers, the nearly 3,300 Membracidae treehopper species have evolved distinctive forms of mimicry to support their survival, including faux thorns, helmets, wings, and leaf-like shapes.

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EarthSky News: Total solar eclipse of December 4, 2021

A total solar eclipse sweeps across Antarctica on December 4, 2021. People located at the southernmost tips of South America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand will experience the partial phases. The path of the moon’s umbral shadow begins in the Southern Ocean about 300 miles (500 km) southeast of the Falkland Islands, crosses the Antarctic continent, and ends at sunset in the Southern Ocean.

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Patheos-Pagan: New Moon-ing: Careful is the Way of Relationship
IRISANYA MOON

The new moon comes, as it will. (Not until December 4, but i thought I’d get ahead of it.)

(Another freaking eclipse?)

I know this time. I remember the way the moon held the sky before my Initiation- and during. I imagine anyway.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Prophecy

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Inner Journey:

THE PARADOX OF LIFE’S JOURNEY

“It is only when we realize that life is taking us nowhere that it begins to have meaning.”
— P.D. Ouspensky

“All major mystical traditions have recognized that there is a paradox at the heart of the journey of return to Origin. …Put simply, this is that we are already what we seek, and that what we are looking for on the Path with such an intensity of striving and passion and discipline is already within and around us at all moments. The journey and all its different ordeals are all emanations of the One Spirit that is manifesting everything in all dimensions; every rung of the ladder we climb toward final awareness is made of the divine stuff of awareness itself; Divine Consciousness is at once creating and manifesting all things and acting in and as all things in various states of self-disguise throughout all the different levels and dimensions of the universe.”
— Andrew Harvey

“Look at you, you madman, Screaming you are thirsty And are dying in a desert when all around you there is nothing but water!”
— Kabir

“After changes upon changes, we are more or less the same.”
— Paul Simon

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It doesn’t matter what else is happening.

Your net worth, net health, and net happiness all hinge exclusively upon your net thoughts, net words, and net deeds.

This is life’s greatest hook.

I got you babe,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Grandma Carlson’s Turkey Pot Pie

This savory comfort food dish is the most popular Thanksgiving leftover meal in our house. With the flakiest of pie crust and fresh herbs, it’ll be a hit in yours as well.

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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


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
November 29, 2021

Empowerment
“It’s not enough to just swing at the ball. You’ve got to loosen your girdle and really let it fly.”

-Babe Didrikson Zaharias


Empowerment. What a great word. This is power that we create, within ourselves, for ourselves. Babe Didrikson Zaharias was one of the best female golfers in history. She knew how it felt to be empowered and it showed in her confidence. It showed in her swing!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.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/

Keep Moving Forward: Cat’s Angel Message for November 29, 2021

Keep Moving Forward: Cat’s Angel Message for November 29, 2021

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Helpful opportunities are everywhere. They are easily seen when we view the world through optimistic eyes. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Keep Moving Forward

1129:  As we prepare to close out the month of November our angels are sending us the following message: ” By embracing the energy of optimism you are inviting many new and wonderful blessings into your life. This energy is also important for your well-being which in turn allows you to use your personal experiences to help others and set a positive example of the power of positive vibes and the peace that it brings. Remember to pay attention to your inner guidance system which can keep you in the proper frame of mind to help make things happen and assist your momentum.   Even taking small steps is making progress so keep yourself focused and keep your optimism high. When you pave the way for good things you can find them around every corner!”

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 Buddha is our go-to guy when we feel “wobbly’. He teaches us that the key to happy living requires 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!  

The Greek Goddess Iris teaches us that miracles of beauty can happen in an instant. She says “Open your eyes, both physical and spiritual, then open your heart and allow the divine light to fill you. This will help you see the blessings and the beauty that are right before your eyes. Take nothing for granted.

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

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.

Purple Fluorite helps strengthen our intuitive powers as it helps dispel fixed ideas and thoughts and brings the rational thinking forward so that new information is easily accepted.  It is a protective stone that draws away negative energy and stress. It cleans and re-energizes the aura and promotes overall harmony and order.

Yellow Jasper helps to provide clarity on both mental and emotional levels. It starts us off in a positive direction while helping us to find realistic and workable solutions that help us to attain our goals.

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/

Doors and Pathways: Cat’s Angel Message for November 28, 2021

 November’s Theme: Our goal this month lies in watching and directing our thoughts. Positive opens and draws, Negative closes and blocks. Stay focused on what you want and not what you fear. Pay attention to repetitive thoughts and ideas as they will keep you moving forward on your path.

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Choose your direction and create your path! ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Doors and Pathways

1128: Good news! The things that we’ve been working on are beginning to manifest. We are being reminded today that with all the craziness going on that the things we manifest during this time may look a bit different than what we are used to. Your faith in yourself, and in the Universe will continue to help you as things unfold. Remember that abundance comes in many forms so allow yourself to be open to receiving it on all levels. These blessings have an uncanny way of showing up in the areas that we need them most whether we are currently aware of them or not. If a blessing shows up somewhere unexpected or in an unconventional form surround it with good vibes and know that it will open new doors and pathways for you to explore!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Uriel helps us to let go of the past and invite essential new growth into our lives. He helps us to find harmony in the things going on around us and reminds us that letting go is essential for change and transformation to take place. Today is a good day to simply touch base with him, ask for help if needed or simply express gratitude for the blessings taking place in your life.

 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 Irish Goddess Dana helps us to generate abundance through gratitude. She says,  “While you wait for these blessings to arrive fill your heart with feelings of abundance. Engage yourself in things that make you feel abundant!” ” Your energy is linked to the energy of the Divine. Acknowledge and strengthen this connection as it allows you to handcraft your dreams.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Blue-Green Chrysocolla helps make smooth transitions and helps us to accept change with serenity by inviting  the energy of universal love into our personal experiences. It brings our inner strength and self-awareness forward which keeps our energy balanced and our creative side active which allows us to handle change more effectively.  

Lepidolite helps us to focus on the important things. It filters out distractions and obsessive thinking as it soothes and heals stress, reminding us to just breathe.

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 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/

Preparing For A New Cycle: Cat’s Angel Message for November 27, 2021

Preparing For A New Cycle: Cat’s Angel Message for November 27, 2021

 November’s Theme: Our goal this month lies in watching and directing our thoughts. Positive opens and draws, Negative closes and blocks. Stay focused on what you want and not what you fear. Pay attention to repetitive thoughts and ideas as they will keep you moving forward on your path.

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Living life to the fullest is about endings and beginnings. We must gracefully let go of things so that something better can take their place. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Preparing For A New Cycle

1127: During the past month we have been watching our thoughts and setting positive intentions. Through these actions, we have opened and strengthened our communication with the Universe and empowered our overall manifestation process. We have also been working with faith and the combination of positive thought and faith has guided us on our path as it clears our energy and replaces stress with peace. This is one of those days where the Universe is letting us know that we are on the right path and doing a great job. The work we are doing now will help pave the way when we enter December. If you have been slacking it’s a good time to tie up any loose ends so that you can move forward in the new cycle.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Jeremiel is in charge of life reviews and changes. He can help you see everything that you have accomplished recently as well as the areas that need attention and helps us to let go of what we no longer need. He teaches us that by taking inventory of our lives we gain clear perspective of where we are on our path, which in turn helps us to make positive life changes. He removes our fear of change and what the future holds and replaces them with a sense of expectant excitement.

  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 Egyptian goddess Bastet (Bast) is not only associated with cats both large and small she is also a goddess of protection and of things that bring pleasure to the senses. In her role as protector she tells us “Never be afraid to stand up for yourself. Remember the importance of setting boundaries. This helps you to take control of your life”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

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

Carnelian is used for motivation and increased creativity. It teaches us to trust in ourselves and helps us find creative solutions to current issues. 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.

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

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 November 26, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 26, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“The thinnest yellow light of November is more warming and exhilarating than any wine they tell of.
The mite which November contributes becomes equal in value to the bounty of July.”

  • Henry David Thoreau

gardendigest.com

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 4 New Moon at 2:14 pm PST/ 3:14 pm MST/ 5:14 pm EST/

Nov 7 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 19 Full Beaver Moon at 12:57 am PST/ 1:57 am MST/ 3:57 am EST/

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

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Spirit Library: Assume Nothing
Kate Spreckley

The cosmic energy of this time is gearing up and preparing us for the great shift that is coming in December. We are being urged to consciously engage with our inner world and to tap into the calm and stable energy of our soul. In doing so we can find greater balance and stability in a world that continues to erupt in chaos.

Read more….

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Crafting a Banishing Incense Blend

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ThoughtCo: All About Yule

For people of nearly any religious background, the time of the winter solstice is a time when we gather with family and loved ones. For Pagans and Wiccans, it’s often celebrated as Yule, but there are literally dozens of ways you can enjoy the season.

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Journey Into Dreams: Shopping Dream Meaning and Symbolism
Shopping in your dreams is common and often symbolizes your needs and wants. Here are some possible dream meanings for shopping.

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MBG: Born During A Tiger Year? Here’s What It Means + How To Thrive

The Chinese zodiac is split into 12 signs, with Tigers third in line after the Rat and the Ox. Those born during Tiger years are known for their fierceness, and Tiger years themselves often have a similar feel. Here, we’re diving into the year of the Tiger, plus everything to know about those born during this year.

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Daily Magick Snippets

Artio, Celtic Goddess of Wild Life, Transformation, and Abundance, is one of the more obscure goddesses in the Celtic pantheon. She is often shown with baskets of plenty and surrounded by animals. Artio is frequently depicted as a bear. Her name comes from the old Celtic word for bear, arth (e), which the Romans Latinized to artos.

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DIY Water candles | Making candles with WATER!?

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Elephant Journal: New Moon Solar Eclipse: 5 Ways to say Yes to Embodiment. {December 2021}

On December fourth, we will experience a solar eclipse with the new moon.
While new moons are always a powerful time to set intentions, solar eclipses help us shine the light on what to say yes to in order to bring that intention into reality.

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Treehugger: Whee! Animals Have Fun and Act Silly in Award-Winning Photos
A bear plays peek-a-boo and a prairie dog scares off a bald eagle.

Ground squirrels toss each other in the air. A baby bear plays peek-a-boo. An elephant takes a happy mud bath.

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EarthSky News: Venus brightest for 2021 around December 3

Venus is the brightest planet. But it shines even more brightly than usual in late November and early December 2021. You can’t miss it if you look west after sunset on any clear evening around now. When it’s this bright, Venus appears as an eerily eye-catching beacon, low in the sky, near the sunset (as now) or sunrise (in early 2022). It’s visible in bright twilight only, blazing out from the pink-colored sky.

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Patheos-Pagan: Review: New World Witchery
MAT AURYN

I was excited when I first found out that Cory was writing this book, as I knew it would be a passion project for him that he could put his heart into.

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Pagan Playlist: Blackbriar – Snow White and Rose Red (feat. Ulli Perhonen)

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Inner Journey:

WATER WISDOM

“When flowing water … meets with obstacles on its path, a blockage in its journey, it pauses. It increases in volume and strength, filling up in front of the obstacle and eventually spilling past it….

“Do not turn and run, for there is nowhere worthwhile for you to go. Do not attempt to push ahead into the danger … emulate the example of the water: Pause and build up your strength until the obstacle no longer represents a blockage.”
— from the ‘I Ching,’ presented in ‘To Build the Life You Want, Create the Work You Love: The Spiritual Dimension of Entrepreneuring’ by Marsha Sinetar

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Isn’t it grand? You know, all the people, millions and millions and millions, who have gorgeous bodies that fill them with pride. Who’ve created enormous wealth, more than they could ever spend. Who have loving friends scattered all over the globe,

And that they’ve done these things not because they’re so smart, but because they just got busy and didn’t take “no” for an answer.

Think about it,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Quick and Easy Pumpkin Mousse

This is a fast easy treat around the holidays. Pour into chocolate shells purchased at any kitchen store for an elegant touch or with graham crackers for dipping. You can also heat ingredients in the microwave on high for 30 second intervals if you are short on time.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth


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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus


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

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Daily Wisdom
November 26, 2021

Appreciation
“I make the most lf all that comes and the least of all that goes.”

-Sara Teasdale


There’s an old saying: “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” It goes. Let it go. Rather than focus on it and invite it to hang around, instead turn your attention to something that deserves your appreciation. Ah! Doesn’t that feel better already?

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

Even if it’s a busy day at work or with loved ones, it may still be an introspective kind of day when you need to frequently take a quiet moment to reflect. Be organized and perform your tasks well, but also find those quiet instances when you can make sense of your feelings and impressions. You can get a great deal done today, and feel inwardly satisfied about it.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Meeting Our Needs: Cat’s Angel Message for November 26, 2021

Meeting Our Needs: Cat’s Angel Message for November 26, 2021

 November’s Theme: Our goal this month lies in watching and directing our thoughts. Positive opens and draws, Negative closes and blocks. Stay focused on what you want and not what you fear. Pay attention to repetitive thoughts and ideas as they will keep you moving forward on your path.

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Excess creates its own form of stress. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Meeting Our Needs

1126: The Universe and its helpers assist us in many ways. One of which is to ensure that our needs are being met. While sometimes we may have our doubts, it’s not the case, but in all reality it is. Are you confused? Let me explain. In today’s society, people tend to want more than what they really need to live. If you look around you can probably find a surplus of THINGS that you could do without. (I know I can) When the angels tell us that they are making sure our needs are met they are speaking of necessities, money to pay our bills, food, shelter, clothing, etc. If we aspire to have more then we need to do our part to make it happen. Working with the Universe is a partnership and today we are reminded that our needs are truly being met both for ourselves and our loved ones. Remember if you need help, ask and get that request out into the universe. Take a moment to offer gratitude for life and for what you have!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Raziel gently guides us through the manifestation process so that we are more adept at creating what we need and what we want. Remember that NEED and WANT are two separate things and by concentrating on need first all else will fall into place.

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 and can help us embrace the “Tiny Miracles” in our lives as well.

The Irish Goddess Dana helps us to generate abundance through gratitude. She says,  “While you wait for these blessings to arrive fill your heart with feelings of abundance. Engage yourself in things that make you feel abundant!” ….. ” Your energy is linked to the energy of the Divine. Acknowledge and strengthen this connection as it allows you to handcraft your dreams.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Aventurine teaches us how to give and receive gracefully. Both are necessary for healthy relationships with self and others and it allows the Universe to care for you. Aventurine also helps to dispel the anger and irritation that sometimes arise when we are stuck in the “what I lack” mind loop.

Citrine. This happy and sunny crystal draws abundance and brings our self confidence forward. It promotes the optimistic mindset necessary to activate the manifestation process and nudges us into action.  We can also use Citrine to help us sift through information and analyze situations so that we can move forward with positive intent. Citrine also helps us go with the flow and encourages us to explore all options so that we can make the best decisions for our journey.

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

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/

Easing The Restrictions: Cat’s Angel Message for November 25, 2021

Easing The Restrictions: Cat’s Angel Message for November 25, 2021

 November’s Theme: Our goal this month lies in watching and directing our thoughts. Positive opens and draws, Negative closes and blocks. Stay focused on what you want and not what you fear. Pay attention to repetitive thoughts and ideas as they will keep you moving forward on your path.

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Change happens whether we want it to or not. By learning to go with the flow we gain more benefit than when we fight against the tide. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Easing The Restrictions

1125: Today is about learning to accept change with an optimistic mindset. The truth is that change happens (all the time) and it plays an important role in our overall growth. Today, the Universe is asking us to take some time to review the changes that have occurred in the last few months. Ask yourself, “How did I or How am I handling them?” Am I fighting it or am I rolling with it? Remember that fighting change ties up your energy and slows the manifestation process. Set aside or let go of any fear or lingering doubts and allow the changes to unfold naturally. This important work will help us in the new cycle that starts in December. Initiate some occasional self-checks to view your progress and make sure you are where YOU want to be. Your potential is unlimited and the only restrictions are the ones that you place on yourself!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Jeremiel is in charge of life reviews and changes. He can help you see everything that you have accomplished recently as well as the areas that need attention 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. He removes our fear of change and what the future holds and replaces them with a sense of expectant excitement.

The Ascended Master Maitreya (Laughing Buddha) helps us to find peace and harmony through laughter, this gives us a clear perspective and keeps our energy flowing. He tells us that laughter is sacred and when the heart is alive with joy we are connected to the Infinite and filled with Nirvana-essence. Center your mind with the intent of enjoying yourself and you will find yourself centered in the moment. Enjoy what life has to offer and enjoy the process!

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

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Blue-Green Chrysocolla helps make smooth transitions and helps us to accept change with serenity by inviting the energy of universal love into our personal experiences. It brings our inner strength and self awareness forward which keeps our energy balanced and our creative side active which allows us to handle change more effectively.

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

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 for 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

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The Celtic Tree Month of Elder/ Ruis

Large Elder Bush by Michael & Christa Richert. freeimages.com

The Celtic Tree Month of Elder/ Ruis
November 25 – December 22nd

The theme for this month is death, rebirth, and the return of light. This month begins with the dark time of the year and ends with the birth of the sun at the Winter Solstice. Other names for this tree are Frau Holle (German), Eldrum, Ellhorn, Boure Tree, Lady Ellhorn. The word Elder comes from the Anglo-Saxon word “aeld” meaning fire. Evidently, the young branches have hollow stems which make them useful in making a fire.

TREE INFORMATION

The elder tree is both a tree and a shrub and are members of the honeysuckle family. The shrub grows to about 30 ft. while the tree grows to around 50 ft. Both varieties like damp places along the edge of the woods. Elder has incredible regenerative power and can quickly regrow branches and roots. The tree has beautiful white flowers in the spring, growing in formations that resemble a bridal wreath. The flowers become reddish-black berries and make the most wonderful jellies, jams, and syrups. The branches of the elder tree have a strong resemblance to bones when peeled of their bark. In the middle of the branches is a spongy center that looks similar to marrow. An unsuspecting person might actually believe the bare branches to be human bones!

Elder Blossoms by Michael & Christa Richert/freeimages.com

ELDER IN HEALING

Elder is also a medicinal plant, the berries and flowers have many uses. However, it’s good to point out that the on the whole elder is considered poisonous. The dried berries and flowers make wonderful tea which is high in vitamins A, C, iron, Calcium, and Potassium. This makes it beneficial for colds and sore throats. A distilled version of the flowers is good for treating cuts, burns, and scrapes. Please keep in mind that if you pick elderberries make darn sure that they are ripe. Unripe elderberries cause severe diarrhea.

Elderberry by John Nyberg/freeimages.com

ELDER IN MAGIC & MYTH

The Elder has long been associated with Witches but it appears in Christian myths as the tree of doom. Judas was said to have hung himself from one and the cross of Jesus was made of Elder wood.

The Celts believed that these trees were homes to the Sidhe and treated them with respect, when cut the tree produces a reddish sap that made people believe that the spirit within the tree had been hurt. It is considered very bad luck to harm one but if you must cut or prune an elder tree one should always ask permission first. It is also bad luck to make a cradle for a baby out of Elder, this is because of the tree’s association with death. Planting an elder tree near your home will create good relations with the fae as well as bringing prosperity to the home and its inhabitants. Even today there remain some taboos against burning the wood. Placing elder wood on your windowsill will keep vampires away, you can also wear it to the same effect. The folklore about vampires is said to be much older than the use of garlic.

Use elder for spells of banishing, faery magic, healing, protection, and prosperity. Elder wood is also good for making magical tools, but remember to ask first!

As a magical name Elder is good for the person who is serious about magic. It also invokes mystery, luck, and sturdiness of character.

Elder by Michael & Christa Richert/ freeimages.com

ABOUT ELDER PEOPLE

People born in the Month of Elder can be wonderful healers and seers as well as gifted musicians. They are slow to mature and waste time and energy on things not worthwhile. They can be very curious about profound subjects and study these things intensely. As healers or seers, elder people must choose their words carefully as they can be very persuasive with their speech. They must be careful not to sway the thinking of others and let them make their own decisions.

Correspondences

Deities: The White Goddess, Danu, Cailleach, Boann, Hel, Frey, Vulcan, Venus

Animals: All white animals, raven, pheasant

Sacred Stones: Red Jasper, jet, bloodstone

Compiled and written by Cat from the following sources:
the crystal forest
controversical.com
dutchie.org
The New Book of Magical Names, Phoenix McFarland
Cunninghams Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, Scott Cunningham
Flower and Tree Magic, Richard Webster

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 24, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 24, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“Over the river and through the woods
Trot fast my dapple gray.
Spring over the ground
Like a hunting hound
On this Thanksgiving Day, Hey!
Over the river and through the woods
Now Grandmother’s face I spy.
Hurrah for the fun,
Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie.”

  • English folksong, It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

gardendigest.com

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 4 New Moon at 2:14 pm PST/ 3:14 pm MST/ 5:14 pm EST/

Nov 7 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 19 Full Beaver Moon at 12:57 am PST/ 1:57 am MST/ 3:57 am EST/

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

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Spirit Library: Take it Slow
Kate Spreckley


Currently, we are in a powerful space of stillness, where a new energetic environment is forming that will support our expanding consciousness. Within this space our heart, body, mind, and spirit are coming together to create a circle of power that will enable the transformative energy of our soul to reset and upgrade our experience of life.

Read more….

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What is Norse Paganism? | An Introduction into Northern Spirituality

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Spirituality & Health: 3 Essential Practices for Gratitude
BY DEEPAK CHOPRA, MD


One is to convey thanks to others in writing. “While we may often thank people verbally, a letter can be reread and treasured,” says Chopra, “creating joy and love that will continue to ripple out into the universe

Read more….

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Daily Tarot Girl: Tarot Reading for Nov 22 – 28

For this week’s reading, I’m using the Osho Zen Tarot…

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams: Magic Dream Meaning
Magic in our dreams can be a symbol of transformation and change. Learn what magic means in dreams with these dream interpretation examples.

Read more….

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MBG: The Most Expansive Zodiac Season Has Arrived: Here’s How To Harness It

Every 30 days or so, the Sun visits a new zodiac sign. During this “season” you’ll feel the prevailing astrological energy—no matter what day of the year you were born. Sagittarius Season 2021 begins November 21 and ends December 21.

Read more….

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HAIKU: Zen Poems to Leave you Breathless

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Elephant Journal: Shepherds of the Sea, Let’s show the Way. {Poem}

The hunter becomes the hunted, trapped at sea,
A playground no more, littered by thee,

She thrashed, and she turned, yet few could see,

Trapped by the net, made of plastic,

A sorrowful day, for it could be his last,

Read more….

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Treehugger: 10 Impressive Facts About Mesa Verde National Park, a Natural Archeological Wonder


Located in the southwestern corner of Colorado, Mesa Verde National Park is one of the most well-preserved archaeological sites in the United States. The national park, established in 1906, is home to the ruins of about 600 cliff dwellings built by the Ancestral Puebloan people

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Comet Leonard is 2021’s comet to watch

Comet Leonard still getting brighter
A much-anticipated comet – C/2021 A1 (Leonard) – is brightening and might become 2021’s brightest comet by year’s end. Astronomer Greg Leonard discovered the comet as 2021 began. Discovery images showed a tail for the comet, suggesting we might see a nice tail as Comet Leonard drew closer to the Earth and sun. And telescopic observers and astrophotographers do now see a tail, as photos on this page show.

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Patheos-Pagan: Boundaries: A Meditation for Holidays with Difficult Families
JOHN BECKETT

With everything going on in the world, and with the holidays and challenges that some family gatherings present, it’s a good time to talk about boundaries.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Fade Under – A Tergo Lupi (tagelharpa & ritual drum – Dark Folk)

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Inner Journey:

LOVE LIFE AND YOURSELF

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
— Lao Tzu

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.

We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.

“It matters not Who you love, Where you love, Why you love, When you love, Or how you love, It matters only that you love.”
— John Lennon

“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?”
— Frank Scully

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

A word on miracles…

Don’t let those that have not yet transpired blind you to those that have.

It really fouls things up.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Best Green Bean Casserole

This great variation of the traditional green bean casserole is topped with French fried onions and Cheddar cheese.

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Cranberry and Sweet Potato Stuffing

Looking for something special to serve up this holiday season? Add some color and flavor to your table with this delicious stuffing. A perfect marriage of sweet and savory, this is a recipe the whole family will love.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
November 24, 2021

Appreciation
“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.”

-Gladys Browyn Stern


We know that it is good manners to write thank you notes, and yet it always seems to be a chore. Instead, focus on how the person receiving the note feels to receive your gratitude. It’s not enough to appreciate someone; we need to express it. We need to declare it, and shout it out sometimes!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

Right and wrong are important, yes, but today equally or more important could be doing what helps the most or alleviates the most pain or difficulty for someone or something. It could be as simple as feeding a stray cat, but it could be much more complicated, especially if it involves someone you care deeply for. Try to see things clearly and don’t overreact about anything.

astrology.com

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

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Lessons, Blessings, and Challenges: Cat’s Angel Message for November 24, 2021

Lessons, Blessings, and Challenges: Cat’s Angel Message for November 24, 2021

 November’s Theme: Our goal this month lies in watching and directing our thoughts. Positive opens and draws, Negative closes and blocks. Stay focused on what you want and not what you fear. Pay attention to repetitive thoughts and ideas as they will keep you moving forward on your path.

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You’ve Totally Got This!

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Today’s Message: Lessons, Blessings, and Challenges,

1124:  Life is made up of lessons, blessings, and challenges, and we create our own realities through our thoughts, actions, and beliefs. By embracing these things with a lightness of spirit and an optimistic attitude we are not only successful but are able to clearly see the progress that we’ve made and the things that lie ahead. Today we are being asked to look for the good things and to give ourselves the kudos we deserve. The Universe is also reminding us to ask for help if needed and use our personal self-guidance system (intuition) to navigate the twists and turns of the day. Remember that you are a powerful creator in your own right and by putting forward a little extra effort on your own behalf that everything IS possible!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Haniel showers us with stardust, illuminating our thoughts and memories so that we can remember what magickal beings we truly are, which assists us in the creation process. In turn, this shows us how to receive with grace and gratitude. This process accelerates when we allow beauty and harmony to surround us. It’ helps us to enjoy ourselves which makes blessings easier to receive.

The 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 Greek goddess Nike, Lady of victory and success  helps us to embrace the good things that we have accomplished. By acknowledging them we can increase our faith in ourselves as a creator. She says: “Do not be afraid to acknowledge the amazing things you have done but don’t rest to long on your laurels. Remember that your power comes through movement and momentum is lost through inactivity. Keep moving and you will be victorious!”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

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

Heliodor (Golden Beryl). This warm, sunny stone helps us to find clarity and illumination as it eliminates the confusion of purpose.  

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

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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