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 Wednesday January 25, 2023

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday January 25, 2023

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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January Quotes

“Ice
on the earth, bitter
black frost, and a winding sheet of snow
upon her withered breast, and
deep within me, dread
and ice.”
–  Jessica MacBeth, Winter Poems

gardendigest.com

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January Events 2023

Jan 1 Happy New Year!

Jan 5 Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 6 Full “Wolf”  Moon  3:07 pm PST/ 4:07 pm MST/ 6:07 pm EST

Jan 12 Mars goes Direct

Jan 16 MLK Jr. Day

Jan 18 Mercury goes direct

Jan 20 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan 21 New Moon at  12:53 pm PST/ 1:53 pm MST/ 3:53 pm EST 

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan 22 Lunar New Year of the Rabbit

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spirit Library: Focus, Feeling, and Happiness
Ann Albers


Hi All,

Today the angels talk about how to take care of our focus, feelings, and, therefore, happiness, whether the world makes it easy. I’ll share examples, tips, and thoughts as well!

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Hold an Imbolc Candle Ritual for Solitaries

By Patti Wigington
Updated on July 02, 2018


Hundreds of years ago, when our ancestors relied upon the sun as their only source of light, the end of winter was met with much celebration.

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MBG: Pulled The Strength Tarot Card In A Reading? Here’s What It Really Means

Tarot readings can help us find answers about the past, present, and even future—but only when we know how to interpret the cards. And in the case of the Strength card, it’s one of 78 in a traditional tarot deck that calls for heart-centered courage.

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Exemplore:Interpreting the Air Tarot Cards in the Major Arcana
ANDREA LAWRENCENOV 30, 2022

Major Arcana Cards Influenced by the Air Element
There are five air cards in the Major Arcana. Those five cards are:

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Treehugger: Crows Have a Human-Like Grammar Skill, Scientists Find
Yet another study spotlights how intelligent crows are
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Crows are undeniably intelligent. From making tools to holding grudges, crows have been surprising the scientific community with their skillset. In fact, a study published in the journal Current Biology found “the crow brain is the same relative size as the chimpanzee brain.”

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EarthSky News: Asteroid close encounter on Thursday: How to watch online

The just-discovered near-Earth asteroid 2023 BU (about five meters in size) will sweep extremely close to Earth on January 26, 2023. It’ll pass less than 3% of the average distance to the moon, and one-fourth (25%) of the distance of geostationary satellites. Details here on a live public observing event.

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Patheos-Pagan: Mastering Magick: A Book Review
JANUARY 22, 2023 BY JOHN BECKETT

Don’t have time to read the whole review? Just want to jump to the conclusion? Here it is:

Mastering Magick is the perfect follow-up to Psychic Witch, Mat Auryn’s best-selling first book from 2020

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Fantasy Music – Thorn Fairies | Dark, Tribal

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Inner Journey:WORK WITH TENSION

“You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.”
— James G. Bilkey

We need tension in our lives. It’s the force of personal evolution — it sparks creativity and higher consciousness. If we’re not comfortable with a situation, we try to improve it, right?

Tension arises through our experience of opposites. These opposites fight each other as each one struggles for dominance. Tension is transformed when two opposite dimensions of reality are brought together in balance and in wholeness.

Know that tension is an integral part of growth. Instead of avoiding or resisting tension when it arises, identify the opposing forces at play. Make space for each of them to be there together and the tension will transform.

We encounter tensions between positives and negatives, mind and body, self and environment, self and others, and personality and soul – the dualities in our lives.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
— Neale Donald Walsch

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Funny, most folks “there” are waiting for a sign of sorts from folks “here,” before they make a move, take action, or commit.

Same “here.”

Let this be your sign,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cabbage Roll Casserole

My cabbage roll casserole has all the ingredients of stuffed cabbage rolls but is a lot easier to make! This basic recipe will appeal to everyone but if you prefer more flavor, consider adding crushed garlic, paprika, thyme, or cayenne pepper.

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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 Tarot: The Hermit

It might be a busy day, but try to make some time for yourself. Any time you spend meditating or settling your mind will be time well spent. It doesn’t have to be spent sitting around and being idle all day. Staring pensively into that cup of tea for a few moments can be equally beneficial. Calm your mind, and your heart, and make it an at-peace day.

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 = Growth:Cat’s Angel Message for January 25, 2023

Change = Growth:Cat’s Angel Message for January 25, 2023

January’s Theme: Stay focused on where you want to go and not where you have been. Looking forward will help us to manifest our dreams and goals. When our perspective is optimisic the things we fear lose their power.

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Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. It shows that we have strength and courage and a willingness to do what is needed in order to keep things moving. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Change = Growth

125: Changes are an ongoing part of life. Some we initiate for ourselves while others hit us out of the blue. Our focus today is on the changes that we create with the intention of making things better for ourselves. When we make requests of the angels and the Universe remember to keep your intentions clear. This helps the Universe direct the right opportunity your way and provides a powerful focus point for you as well. Today, the angels are telling you that your prayers have been heard. Their message is ” Change = Growth” and the things that are happening for you now will be good for you and those around you. Turn your fear and worry over to us to deal with so that your focus remains uninterrupted.” Keep in mind that the answers and opportunities you seek can come from both expected and unexpected sources so don’t cut yourself short by looking in only one direction!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

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

 The Ascended Master Paramahansa Yogananda teaches us that during times of stress or loss of focus peace can be found through meditation. Remember that meditation can be as simple as taking several deep breaths and centering yourself. Use this as your personal reset button.

The Yoruban Goddess Oya embodies the winds of change. She tells us, ” Allow the winds of change to flow through your being. In their wake they will leave new energy seeds for you to plant. Use these seeds to help you on your journey. Remember child, that  change must be embraced, not ignored or simply put up with. Allow these changes to inspire and encourage you to transcend your self imposed limitations.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Soft colored Lepidolite helps us by filtering away distractions and obsessive thinking so that we can focus on more important things. It soothes and heals stress and reminds us to just breathe.

Black Obsidian. This stone not only protects it also helps to bring negative energy to the surface where it can be dispelled and provides support during times of change. It takes the “things” that we’ve hidden and composts them into positive soil to support out new growth.

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

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday January 24, 2023

Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday January 24, 2023

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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January Quotes

“Brew me a cup for a winter’s night.
For the wind howls loud and the furies fight;
Spice it with love and stir it with care,
And I’ll toast our bright eyes,
my sweetheart fair.”

Minna Thomas Antrim

gardendigest.com

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January Events 2023

Jan 1 Happy New Year!

Jan 5 Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 6 Full “Wolf”  Moon  3:07 pm PST/ 4:07 pm MST/ 6:07 pm EST

Jan 12 Mars goes Direct

Jan 16 MLK Jr. Day

Jan 18 Mercury goes direct

Jan 20 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan 21 New Moon at  12:53 pm PST/ 1:53 pm MST/ 3:53 pm EST 

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan 22 Lunar New Year of the Rabbit

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spiritual Unite: THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF KATYDIDS

Katydids are often associated with spiritual growth and intuition. In many cultures, they are regarded as symbols of protection and thought to bring luck, love, relationships, and opportunities.

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Road Opening Oil Recipe and Road Opening Spell – Magical Crafting – Witchcraft – Magic Spell

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Spirituality & Health: The Spiritual Meaning of Imbolc
by Julie Peters

Imbolc is a holiday of hope, a celebration of the goddess Brigid, and the perfect time to honor your inner fire.
Imbolc is an ancient Celtic festival day held on February 1 each year. This is a cross-quarter day, marking the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, that invites the beginning of spring.

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Learn Religions: Deities of Imbolc

By Patti Wigington
Updated on November 11, 2018


Although traditionally Imbolc is associated with Brighid, the Irish goddess of hearth and home, there are a number of other deities who are represented at this time of year. Thanks to Valentine’s Day, many gods and goddesses of love and fertility are honored at this time.

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MBG: What Does The Color Red Represent Spiritually? Here’s What To Know, From Color Experts

All of us have our own personal associations with colors, and when it comes to red, it could remind you of passion—or intense rage. Curious what the color represents spiritually? Here’s what experts and research have to say.

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Exemplore: Free Printable Book of Shadows Blank Pages
MACKENZIE SAGE WRIGHTAUG 3, 2022

What’s in Your Book of Shadows?
I love my Book of Shadows—it’s an important Wiccan tool. I want it to not only contain important information, but I want it to look nice. I’m an artistic person, and I like to look at things that are aesthetically pleasing.

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EarthSky News: M41: A faint star cluster near bright Sirius

Find star cluster M41
Do you want to see a star cluster? Then just look for nighttime’s brightest star, Sirius, in the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog. A lovely star cluster – called Messier 41 or M41 – lies near Sirius. If you can’t see the star cluster, it’s probably because your sky isn’t dark enough. So try looking for it in binoculars.

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Patheos-Pagan: Nine Ways to Celebrate Imbolc
JANUARY 22, 2023 BY LISA WAGONER

Imbolc is coming! For those of us devoted to Brigid, this celebration is one of the highlights on the Wheel of the Year. Along with honoring Brigid, it also heralds that Spring is on its way.

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Pagan Playlist: seahorses – Moons of Dust and Wind [Full Album]

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Inner Journey:

ALL IS MIND

“I want to know the thoughts of God; the rest are details.”
— Albert Einstein

Everything — absolutely everything — that happens in our lives has a spiritual cause. Mental, emotional and physical events are only effects.

When we are struggling with any challenge, whether it be ill health, a lack of money, a lost job, relationships, an accident, whatever — we need to look for the spiritual learning. We can ask ourselves, “What quality does my soul want me to live more fully?”

“I went to the root of things, and found nothing but Him alone.”
— Mira Bai

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

I wish I could tell you, how beautiful life really is, how safe you always are, and of the love that constantly bathes you.

How powerful you are, how much you can have, and of the glories that await.

Of the perfection, the magic, and the infinite possibilities that fill your every day.

But you made me promise, “no matter what,” to let you discover these things for yourself.

Spiritual gangsta’,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Jessica’s Red Beans and Rice

My company had a Mardi Gras party and I wanted to make a flavorful red beans and rice recipe that everyone would love!

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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 Tarot: Death

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Believe in Your Heart: Cat’s Angel Message for January 24, 2023

Believe in Your Heart: Cat’s Angel Message for January 24, 2023

January’s Theme: Stay focused on where you want to go and not where you have been. Looking forward will help us to manifest our dreams and goals. When our perspective is optimisic the things we fear lose their power.

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Sometimes the heart knows more than the mind. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Believe in Your Heart

124: Every day we are surrounded with loving energy and today our message is a gentle reminder that our spiritual helpers are always with us. Their lines of communication are always open and we can ask for assistance at any time, especially on days we feel down, scared or helpless. Asking for their help can be as easy as saying “Angels/ Goddess, God please give me strength” or “Angels/ Goddess, God please help me now!” Ground and center, take a cleansing breath and allow their peaceful, healing energy to fill your being. It is the desire of our spiritual helpers to promote courage and confidence so that we can be happy, healthy and achieve our goals and dreams. They know that we are stronger than we realize and that sometimes we forget that. Our power is rooted in belief so believe in your heart that you are strong, blessed and that you have the power of the Universe behind you all the way.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Michael helps to calm our fears as he guides us through issues of self doubt by clearing our energy field and quieting the internal chatter so that we can access the guidance being sent to us. He helps us to find our courage and our direction while giving us the strength that we need to choose wisely and make decisions on our own. Michael’s energy is easily felt particularly during times of stress and confusion and helps us when we feel lost or overwhelmed. He sets us on the path of commitment to our purpose by showing us how to work through obstacles that pop up as he teaches us that we have what it takes to create new things for ourselves as he helps us reach new levels of self confidence.

The Ascended Master Saint Germain helps us to persevere in our personal quests and provides us with courage and direction. He teaches us how to clear the way and free our minds from worry so that we can work on more important things and shows us the way to comfortably interact with people and situations that can help us achieve our goals.

The Hindu Goddess White Tara embodies the beauty of Divine love and shows us the path to strengthening or restoring our faith. She says:  “Come and sit beside me. I will help ease the worry in your heart and teach you how to replace it with gratitude and joy. This is where faith dwells and we must only open the doors and invite it forward.” Tara’s name means “star”, and like a star she helps to guide us along our path and through life.

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Use a combination of Rose Quartz and your favorite angel stone (Celestite, Angelite, Apophyllite) to surround yourself with good vibes and to help open divine communication.

Green Amethyst encourages spiritual growth and can strengthen our connection to the divine and to nature as it helps  us to look inward and embrace the adventure of self discovery.

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

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 Monday January 23, 2023

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday January 23, 2023

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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January Quotes

“Janus was invoked at the commencement of most actions; even in the worship of the other gods the votary began by offering wine and incense to Janus. The first month in the year was named from him; and under the title of Matutinus he was regarded as the opener of the day. Hence he had charge of the gates of Heaven, and hence, too, all gates, Januoe, were called after him, and supposed to be under his care. Hence, perhaps, it was, that he was represented with a staff and key, and that he was named the Opener (Patulcius), and the Shutter (Clusius).

“Mary Ann Dwight, Grecian and Roman Mythology

gardendigest.com

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January Events 2023

Jan 1 Happy New Year!

Jan 5 Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 6 Full “Wolf”  Moon  3:07 pm PST/ 4:07 pm MST/ 6:07 pm EST

Jan 12 Mars goes Direct

Jan 16 MLK Jr. Day

Jan 18 Mercury goes direct

Jan 20 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan 21 New Moon at  12:53 pm PST/ 1:53 pm MST/ 3:53 pm EST 

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan 22 Lunar New Year of the Rabbit

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Worts + Cunning Apothecary: Expanding the Dream: Tarot and Tea for Aquarius Season
January 20, 2023 / Alexis J. Cunningfolk

Welcome to Aquarius Season and my latest post on tarot practices and herbal allies for the twelve seasons of the zodiac (you can learn more about the whole series over here).

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Lunar Witchcraft | Working magic with the moon

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Spirituality & Health: 5 Lessons From Lunar New Year to Support Sleep
by Monica Le Baron

Use these five lessons to start the Year of the Rabbit on the right foot by making sleep a priority and allowing an abundance of rest to hop through your front door.

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Learn Religions: Imbolc Traditions and Customs

By Patti Wigington
Updated on January 10, 2018


Ever wonder why we celebrate Imbolc the way we do? From the ancient Roman festival of Februalia to the legend of St. Valentine, this time of year is rich in custom and tradition. Learn about some of the folklore and history behind today’s Imbolc celebrations.

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MBG: What Astrologers Want You To Know About The (Enchanting) Week Ahead

The Sun is beaming into Aquarius for its first full week, bringing a lively and electrifying energy to the world. But while you’re plugging into the collective grid, make sure you can unplug just as quickly. Here’s your horoscope.

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Exemplore: Book of Shadows Essentials
VSNAPDRAGYNAUG 3, 2022

What Is a Book of Shadows?
Your BOS (Book of Shadows) is a collection of information that you will need to keep in your magickal journey.

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Treehugger: 8 Ways to Use Bentonite Clay in Your Beauty Routine
This versatile, natural clay can do wonders to your hair and skin.

Bentonite clay is an aluminum phyllosilicate clay that has been used in a variety of ways for centuries. Named after Fort Benton, Wyoming, where it is abundantly found, this clay’s absorption and antimicrobial properties make it a popular skincare ingredient

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EarthSky News: The 5 petals of Venus and its 8-year cycle

What is the pentagram or petals of Venus?
When plotted geocentrically – from an Earth-centered perspective – there is a highly noticeable rhythm in the motion of Venus. After eight years, it returns to the same place in our sky on about the same date. This is known as the eight-year cycle of Venus, a

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Patheos-Pagan: Imbolc: Honoring the Goddess Brighid
JANUARY 18, 2023 BY JOHN BECKETT

It seems like we just finished the Winter Solstice, but Imbolc will be here in two weeks. Imbolc – on February 1st – is the first holy day on the modern Pagan Wheel of the Year… first on the secular calendar, anyway.

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Pagan Playlist: In The Waking World – Lost at Sea [Full Album]

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Inner Journey:

FEELING TRAPPED? SLOW DOWN!

“If you’re having difficulty coming up with new ideas, then slow down. For me, slowing down has been a tremendous source of creativity. It has allowed me to open up — to know that there’s life under the earth and that I have to let it come through me in a new way. Creativity exists in the present moment. You can’t find it anywhere else.”
— Natalie Goldberg

Feeling trapped in some way? Give yourself space. Space to do nothing but breathe. To intentionally relax those tight muscles. To just for a few precious minutes, let it all go.

The world will keep turning if you tune out for a short while. And your world will begin to recover its balance.

“It’s important to be heroic, ambitious, productive, efficient, creative, and progressive, but these qualities don’t necessarily nurture soul. The soul has different concerns, of equal value: downtime for reflection, conversation, and reverie; beauty that is captivating and pleasuring; relatedness to the environs and to people; and any animal’s rhythm of rest and activity.”
— Thomas Moore

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If you just whistle every now and then, skip every thousandth step or so; skim the odd stone across the odd pond; go dancing on the occasional blue moon, if only alone in the dark; dress up sometimes, even with nowhere to go…

For simply stirring up some little bit of hope, no matter how silly or disconnected your actions seem to be with the rest of the world, magic flashes in the unseen, friends are summoned, connections are timed, stars are aligned, opportunities are crystallized, and serendipities are calculated, creating possibilities for new realities that cannot now even be imagined from where you presently stand.

Shazaam…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 20 Blood Orange Recipes to Brighten Your Winter

Blood oranges, with their vibrant hue and fresh flavor, will add a little color to even the gloomiest days. Plus, the winter fruit is chock-full of vitamin C — an absolute essential during the cooler months.

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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 Tarot: The High Priestess
Let intuition be your guide today and you won’t go too far wrong. If something doesn’t need to be done or delivered instantly, take your time and let events, situations, and people claim the time and attention they seem to want. Things want to sort themselves out for you, in the best ways. Don’t introduce complications. Be decisive when necessary but otherwise step up, too, and be pleasantly surprised.

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/

It’s Time To Simplify: Cat’s Angel Message for January 23, 2023

It’s Time To Simplify: Cat’s Angel Message for January 23, 2023

January’s Theme: Stay focused on where you want to go and not where you have been. Looking forward will help us to manifest our dreams and goals. When our perspective is optimisic the things we fear lose their power.

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Let go of what no longer makes your heart sing. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: It’s Time To Simplify

123:  We are busy creatures that spend our days scurrying about like ants on a mission  expending great amounts of energy, time and money. Some of the “expenditures” are worthwhile and others are not which makes it easy to wear ourselves out. We also tend to hang on to things like people, possessions, and activities simply out of habit. Today our angels are asking us to look at where our time, energy and money go and to root out the things we no longer need, have outgrown or keep hanging onto just because. Simplify your life is the key phrase for today. Be proactive about making room in your life and check the expiration dates. If something doesn’t fulfill you, bring you joy, or it steals your energy it’s time to let it go. Remember that through simplifying and clearing you are making room for new adventures, friends, and blessings!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Jeremiel helps us to make positive life choices. He understands that it’s hard for us to let go of people and situations even though they are holding us back or causing us unintended stress, drama or harm. Jeremiel can help ease these transitions and reminds us that concern about change is normal. Ask him to help you see your path clearly and to assist you in taking the necessary steps to embrace your future.

The Himalayan Ascended Master Babaji helps us to achieve the personal and spiritual growth necessary for the letting go process. He assists us in detaching ourselves from both material things and things that no longer serve us. He teaches us that letting go is a form of simplifying your life. It frees your energy so that you can work on what’s important so that new blessings can be received.

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

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

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

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.

Dioptase helps us to create a more balanced life while we work toward achieving our personal goals. It also teaches us to see things in joy and the best in every action.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Thought-Faith -Action: Cat’s Angel Message for January 22, 2023

Thought-Faith -Action: Cat’s Angel Message for January 22, 2023

January’s Theme: Stay focused on where you want to go and not where you have been. Looking forward will help us to manifest our dreams and goals. When our perspective is optimisic the things we fear lose their power.

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The roads to success are always open. The travel may not be easy but the destination is worth it. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Thought-Faith -Action

122: We all have the power to create good things and we come equipped with the Sacred Tools of “Thought, Faith and Action”  When we activate these gifts we are opening the door to our power as a Creator. The goal is to plant your thought seeds (intentions) and nurture them to maturity through faith and action. Today our angels are asking us to acknowledge and honor the gifts that we’ve been given. If they are a little dusty clean them off and set them to work. Stay focused on your goals and stay present as this will help you to experience new perspectives and pathways.  Remember that the Universe and the Angels are here to help when we request it. However the ultimate power is our own to control and create with.. Manifestation begins with you and as you work don’t forget to   assist others as well because the doors that open will keep the energy flowing and will create even more opportunity in its wake.

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

The Greek Goddess Athena embodies change and transformation through experience and learning. She  tells us. ” You are a warrior in your own right. Every day you must consciously choose the battles that you will fight so make the wisest choices you can, each choice will help lead you to discover new pieces to the puzzle and assist in your victory.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Golden Ray Calcite to boost your creative thinking and to eliminate patterns of self defeating thinking. This helps to promote new and innovative ways to solve problems and move things forward.

Jade stimulates knowledge and ideas and can provide aid in problem-solving and shows us the path to reaching our goals and actualizing our dreams. It also promotes emotional balance and self-confidence as it gently dissipates negativity and brings peace on all levels. Jade  attracts both prosperity and good luck as it helps us to understand that we are spiritual beings on this very human journey we call life.

 The gentle energy of Seraphinite clears the heart chakra and helps to open 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 helps us on our path.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Celtic Month of Rowan: January 21 – February 17.

Celtic Month of Rowan: January 21 – February 17.

TREE INFOMATION

The Rowan tree is also known as the Mountain Ash and are members of the rose family. They can be found growing among ancient settlements and ruins in Europe where they grow “like weeds”, although many of these trees were planted there as well. Rowans can grow almost anywhere and do well in poor soil, which would explain their growth in many areas! It grows well in high altitude .This tree grows up to 40 ft in height and produces flowers in May, after which come the red berries. The berries are said to be sacred food of the gods which were jealously guarded and kept away from man. The tree itself has a round , open top crown and the leaves which turn red in the fall are 4-8 inches in length and oblong with serrated edges along the point. The berries grow in clusters and each berry has a small design that resembles a pentagram on it. It was this pentagram “design” that linked this tree to witchcraft during the 15th and 16th centuries, it’s reputation became so negative that herbalist’s stopped using it for fear of being labeled as a witch.

The bark from the Rowan tree is used for tanning and making dye and the berries are edible and make great jams and jellies. The berries are also still used in herbal medicine as a tea for treating diarrhea and they are very high in vitamin C which make them useful for treating colds.

ROWAN IN MYTH & MAGICK

Rowan is also known as a fairy tree and as such it is not advisable to cut branches from the tree itself. If you need to cut branches from one you should always leave the Fae a gift of yourself, like hair or fingernail clippings. By using this tree it is said that you will be protected by the Fae themselves. However, fallen branches are the best if you are going to use the wood. Rowan is thought to be one of the sacred druid trees and can be found growing near many of the ancient stone circles and it played a main role in some of their ceremonies.

In popular folklore Rowan trees could be planted next to your home as protection against lightning and to promote good luck while sprigs of Rowan could also be hung over doors in the home to ward off the evil eye or if you wore one, it kept the fairies from kidnapping you. They were even planted in churchyards to watch over the dead and protect the living from ghosts. One very popular European custom that was still being used approximately 100 years ago was the construction of rowan wood crosses. These “ornaments” of protection were made from twigs and tied with red thread. Every home had one over the front door as did seedbeds, barns and pigsty’s. They were also given to babies before they could be baptized. At Beltane the berries were sewn into a circle, and hung over windows to prevent lightning strikes or strung into necklaces to ward off the evil eye. The berries were also added to healing charms to help the patient to recover faster.

Runestaves were at one time made from Rowan wood simply because of it’s protective powers as are wands and dowsing rods.

Use Rowan in spells for blessings, grounding & centering, protection, warding against psychic attack, protection against enchantment.

ROWAN PEOPLE

People born in the Month of Rowan are visionaries and strong humanitarians. They are very passionate in what they believe in and can lean toward over-zealous at times. New Moon Rowan people (born in the 1st two weeks of the month) are easily frustrated with others who fail to see or help with the greater awareness of issues like racism, bigotry and gereal ignorance. Full Moon Rowan People (born in the last 2 weeks of the month) tend to make big promises, which are usually more than they can handle. They come through to an extent but are unable to completely follow through.

CORRESPONDENCES

Rowan is also known by these names: Delight of the Eye, Quickbeam, Ran Tree, Sorb Apple, Wicken Tree, Witchtree, Thor’s Helper

Deities: Dagda, Brigid, Hecate, Thor, Cerridwen, Vulcan, Pan, Herne, Brigantia

Animals: Ducks, quail

Sacred Stones: Peridot, Smoky Quartz, Diamond

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
Tree Totem.com

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Turning Effort Into Reality: Cat’s Angel Message for January 21, 2023

Turning Effort Into Reality: Cat’s Angel Message for January 21, 2023

January’s Theme: Stay focused on where you want to go and not where you have been. Looking forward will help us to manifest our dreams and goals. When our perspective is optimisic the things we fear lose their power.

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By doing our best our dreams and goals come to life. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Turning Effort Into Reality

121: In today’s society it seems that we have more responsibilities and things that require our energy, money and time. It’s easy to become overwhelmed which can cause us to weighted down with worry and fear about everything from the future to finances. When we allow these things to take hold it overrides our ability to be optimistic and positive. Our angels are reminding us today of how powerful our thoughts really are. We are responsible for how our lives turn out and how we think, react and see things plays a BIG part in that. The angels know that we have it in us to accomplish great things so they asking us to do our best at keeping our thoughts aligned with our dreams and goals. They are always available to help us and all we need to do is ask. Have faith in the Universe and in yourself. Above all remember to have patience and nurture the believe that you are worthy of great things. Tend your thought seeds and encourage them to them grow as they help manifest your efforts into reality.

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 Himalayan Ascended Master Babaji helps us to achieve the personal and spiritual growth necessary for the letting go process. He assists us in detaching ourselves from both material things and things that no longer serve us. He teaches us that letting go is a form of simplifying your life. It frees your energy so that you can work on what’s important so that new blessings can be received.

The Welsh Goddess Cerridwen uses her cauldron “Amen” to help provide us with knowledge, wisdom, personal rebirth and inspiration. remember that change brings us the transformation that we need. She reminds us “The opportunity for your own transformation lies before you. It provides you the chance to spread your wings and grow. Look into my sacred cauldron and see the vision of your path unfolding before you.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Green Calcite also helps to create harmony which allows us to dissolve rigid beliefs and outdated programming. It promotes mental balance, aids in communication and gently helps us to let go of the things that no longer serve us which helps us to draw the good things into our lives that encourage growth.

 Howlite helps us to formulate our plans to and achieve our ambitions and goals. It helps us to communicate these things in a calm and reasonable manner and tempers this with patience. Howlite also creates a link to the universal realms and prepares the mind to receive guidance.

Moonstone, the stone of new beginnings, reminds us that all things are a part of the cycle of change (also helps us connect to the goddess Cerridwen)  This beautiful, watery stone helps to navigate the cycles of change and calms our emotions. Gently encouraging creative thinking and creative problem solving as it brings our intuitive skills forward, promoting control and confidence so these skills become more familiar and easier to access. It also provides emotional healing by helping to stabilize the emotions and draw out old emotional patterns

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Believing In The Unseen: Cat’s Angel Message for January 20, 2023

Believing In The Unseen: Cat’s Angel Message for January 20, 2023

January’s Theme: Stay focused on where you want to go and not where you have been. Looking forward will help us to manifest our dreams and goals. When our perspective is optimisic the things we fear lose their power.

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Patience is one of our greatest virtues and one that is worth cultivating. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Believing In The Unseen

120: There’s an old saying that goes ‘seeing is believing”. This is true to a certain extent. Today, our angels are asking us to believe in and have faith in the unseen. When we send our thoughts and intentions (seed thoughts) out into the universe we must have faith in what we cannot see and trust that things will work out in the best way possible. This requires us to be patient. While we wait we can help ourselves by holding our dreams and goals in an optimistic light and by using our current skills and talents or by investing in new skills that will help to create new opportunities. Remember that these skills will be necessary as these new paths open up before us. Your requests have been heard and the wheels are in motion so continue to work toward your dreams and goals because the energy that you send out is essential for the seed thoughts you have planted.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

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

The Ascended Master 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 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:

Amber which bestows a positive mental state and helps us find balance, patience and aids in decision making. Use Amber to enhance your earth connection and to promote grounding. It is also a great healing stone (it’s actually tree resin) that helps to remove energetic impurities from the body.

Beryl teaches us how to fulfill our true potential. It helps us to see both sides of a situation, opportunity or problem and promotes strategic planning so that we can use it to our best advantage.

Kyanite is a spiritual stone that helps us to connect to our guides by opening the paths of communication. It also allows us to speak from the heart and to speak our truth as it cuts through the things that are keeping us from moving forward.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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