Cat’s Morning Bits for July 1, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 1, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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July Quotes

“Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots and gillyflowers.”

Sara Coleridge, Pretty Lessons in Verse

gardendigest.com

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July 2022 Events

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 13 Full Blessing Moon 11:37 AM PST/ 12:37 PM MST/ 2:37 PM EST

July 22 Sun enters Leo

July 28 New Moon at  10;54 AM PST/ 11:54 AM MST/1:54 PM  EST

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“July is the seventh month of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. It was the fifth month in the early calendar of the ancient Romans. The Romans called the month Quintilius, which means fifth. A Roman Senate renamed the month to Julius (July) in honour of Julius Caesar, who was born on 12 July. The Anglo-Saxon names for the month included Heymonath or Maed monath, referring respectively to haymaking and the flowering of meadows.”

gardendigest.com


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July Plan With Me – Lake Wildlife planner stickers – Magical Crafting – Witchy Planning

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Spirituality & Health: How Rituals Rewire Your Brain
by Jessica Baron

While rituals may define us, we have a hard time defining them. Dig into the science of ritual.
You can spend weeks trying to find a single, satisfying, comprehensive definition of the word ritual, but we simply don’t have one. We can claim that rituals are sacred, public, symbolic performances or private, mundane daily activities, but the truth is that it’s a fuzzy concept

Read more….

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MBG: July 2022 Monthly Horoscope: Retrograde Season + Pluto-Mars Square

This year has not been an easy one in world events. It started with omicron and ongoing supply chain shortages, then moved into Russia’s war on Ukraine at the United States’ historic Pluto return.

Read more….

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The Dagda – (Celtic Mythology Explained)

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Exemplore: Seven Crystals for Working With Full Moon Energy
CLAIRE FEB 15, 2022

When Should I Perform a Full Moon Ritual?
Many people consider the phases of the Moon to be important when carrying out magical workings. It is thought that each phase possesses its own energy and magical properties, which make each phase particularly suited to certain types of spells and rituals.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: What to See in the Night Sky in July 2022
From a Thunder Moon to dueling meteor showers, this month is full of celestial activity.

While fireworks will dominate the evening skies on the Fourth of July across the U.S., the rest of the month will feature visual spectacles of a different kind, from the full super Thunder Moon to a visit from a rare glowing giant from interstellar space.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Working Magic in the Month of July
JUNE 29, 2017 BY RACHEL PATTERSON

In the summertime when the weather is hot…

What we often refer to as the height of summer, flowers are blooming the skies are blue there’s not a cloud in the sky and hopefully it is warm.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

CHOOSE DIFFERENTLY TODAY

“It is always your next move.”
— Napoleon Hill

The great benefit of heightened awareness is that we have more choice in how we live our lives. At any moment, we can purposefully choose a new experience for ourselves. We can choose to pay attention, breathe more deeply, laugh, rest, play, appreciate, do something different – the possibilities are endless.

Whenever you remember, TAKE YOURSELF OFF AUTO-PILOT and really examine your situation. Take charge and make a choice that will enrich your experience. At the end of the day, reflect on what happened and how you felt when you chose a new line of thought, feeling or action.

“We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us — how we can take it, what we do with it — and that is what really counts in the end.”
— Joseph Fort Newton

“When a defining moment comes along, you can do one of two things. Define the moment, or let the moment define you.”
— Tin Cup (the movie)

And remember: “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.”
— Neil Peart

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You really don’t have to try so hard.

That’s why there’s magic and miracles.

Remember?

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Minnesota Broccoli Salad

No bacon, no fruit, no seeds: this broccoli salad, adapted from a recipe in a newspaper clipping from 1980, combines potato salad flavors–hard-cooked eggs, dill, celery seed, mayo–with crisp fresh broccoli

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth


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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
July 1 , 2022

July 1, 2022

Humor
“When humor goes, there goes civilization.”

-Erma Bombeck


We need humor to balance out all the other “stuff” that is going on in the world every day. Where would we be without our ability to laugh at ourselves. Situation comedies have always been popular on TV because they depict “situations” that we’ve all been in and can relate to – but they do it in such a way that we can see how funny the whole thing is! Today look at the world this way: “My Life is a SitCom!” Of course, you are the star of the show! And all your friends are relatives are supporting players. I’ll bet you’ll find lots of punch lines in the script!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

There may be a lot of possible things to do and places to go today. You don’t need to instantly decide anything upon waking up. Let your intuition guide you, and continue listening to that intuition as you begin down the path you’ve chosen. If work or family have dictated today, don’t be resentful but let intuition sort out the easiest and best route for you to follow.

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 28, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 28, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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June Quotes

“The flowers are nature’s jewels, with whose wealth she decks her summer beauty.”

George Croly

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spirit Library: Weekly Forecast: June 26 – July 2, 2022
Kelly M. Beard

6/27 ~ Neptune Retrograde in PISCES:

Last year and this year, Neptune is standing still around Solstice time, emphasizing the renewal of our connection to the Sacred, as well as the dream & vision we’re living in this moment

Read more….

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DIY Magical Herb Garden Witchcraft 101 & magical qualities / Alwyn Oak

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Spirituality & Health: The Spiritual Meaning of Bad Dreams
by Julie Peters

Dropped into a nightmare dreamscape often or even nightly? Explore the spiritual meaning of bad dreams.
Are you someone who has a lot of nightmares?

Read more….

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MBG: June’s New Moon In Cancer Has Nearly Arrived—Here’s What To Know

Yet another lunar cycle is nearly complete, with a new moon on the horizon this Tuesday. As we all collectively ride the watery waves of Cancer season, here’s what to know about the astrology behind this new moon, plus how to work with it.

Read more….

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Kitchen Witchery and Hearthcraft Practices/ The Green Witch

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Elephant Journal: Parade of the Rabbits: New Moon in Cancer. {June 28/29}

This New Moon on June 28/29 sits in the sign of Cancer.
There’s no mistake we’re under a Cancer New Moon as the feminine is hurting on our planet.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Ursa Minor the Lesser Bear is the Little Dipper

The constellation of Ursa Minor, the Little Bear, is also commonly known as the asterism of the Little Dipper. Ursa Minor has helped sailors and navigators for thousands of years find the north celestial pole and guide them on their journeys.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: A Prayer to Macha

We call to you today,
Macha,

Goddess of sovereignty

As we stand upon this land,

Let there be sovereignty of the land,

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Vishal Naidu – Into Realms Of Silence (2022) (New Single)

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Inner Journey:ASK YOUR BODY FOR ADVICE!

“The body has its own way of knowing, a knowing that has little to do with logic, and much to do with truth, little to do with control, and much to do with acceptance, little to do with division and analysis, and much to do with union.”
— Marilyn Sewell

Are you aware of your body’s wisdom? Our bodies usually know us better than our minds do. If you have a decision to make, consult your body before making a final choice.

Reflect on an option before you and then pay attention to your body. Are you breathing deeply or barely at all? Are your muscles tense or relaxed? Is your energy blocked or flowing?

Your body knows what it likes and it feels good when it’s happy. As your body is the source of your vitality, your motivation, your inspiration and enthusiasm and most importantly, your intuition, it’s best to get that part of you on-side if you are venturing into a new activity.

“When you are saying that you are happy and you are not, there will be a disturbance in your breathing. Your breathing cannot be natural. It is impossible.”
— Osho

“Our inner guidance comes to us through our feelings and body wisdom first — not through intellectual understanding. …The intellect works best in service to our intuition, our inner guidance, soul, God or higher power — whichever term we choose for the spiritual energy that animates life.”
— Christiane Northrup

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

A reassuring glance to an unsuspecting stranger—across a room, down a hallway, or through a window—can literally change the world, forever.

Even though it was pretty cool to begin with.

You are powerful,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Hibiscus Flower Hot Pepper Jelly with Homemade Pectin/ Mountain Rose Herbs Blog

If you’ve scoured the pandemic-hit canning section at your local store for supplies this year, you know the pickings are slim. My favorite low sugar dry pectin,

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

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Daily Wisdom
June 28 , 2022

Humor
“Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.”

-James Thurber (1894-1961) US humorist, illustrator


Do you remember the TV show “My World and Welcome to It?” It starred William Windom as James Thurber. This was many years ago, so it may be that he played a James Thurber “type,” (I was very young and can’t remember the details. 😉 I loved that show! And I loved how the lesson was that there was always something to laugh at, some funny way of looking at something that we might not have thought of. Sometimes when we’re going through something really awful or embarrassing, we’ll look at one another and say: “Someday we’ll look back on this and laugh.” And doesn’t that happen! Some of our funniest moments come out of our most human foibles. We are funny people, and we can enjoy ourselves.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

There may be a lot of possible things to do and places to go today. You don’t need to instantly decide anything upon waking up. Let your intuition guide you, and continue listening to that intuition as you begin down the path you’ve chosen. If work or family have dictated today, don’t be resentful but let intuition sort out the easiest and best route for you to follow.

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 23, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 23, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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June Quotes

“No price is set on the lavish summer;
June may be had by the poorest comer.”

James Russell Lowell

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spirit Library: Why Not Join the Fun?
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

Now that you have essentially given up your world-shifting role, how can you be sure that the second wave will create a world you want to live in?

Your concerns are the concerns of many parents as their children reach young adulthood.

Read more….

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Spell for Grief with Sigil Magic for any type of loss – Grieving the loss of a pet -Magical Crafting

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Spirituality & Health: Jin Shin for Cats and Dogs
by Tina Stümpfig

Pets give us so much love. Return it with healing touch techniques that increase energy flow and wellbeing.

Jin Shin Jyutsu is a form of intuitive healing knowledge that all humans carry inside us from birth and use, often unconsciously, time and again.

Read more….

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Magick Blackberry Lavender Creampuffs | Kitchen Witchery | Happiness Spell/ The Green Witch

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Exemplore: Inspirational Áine: Celtic Goddess of Love, Healing, and Queen of the Faeries

Who Is Áine?
Áine (pronounced AHN-yah) is the Celtic Goddess of love, beauty, fertility, the Sun, and cattle. Some sources say she is also a Moon Goddess.
Her name has several meanings: good, bright, joy, splendor, radiance, and glory.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Beneficial Insects: Meet the Bugs That Will Help Your Garden
Pollinators aren’t the only bugs that can help your garden.

Of the millions of species of insects in the world, few are actually harmful to garden plants. In fact, many species, known as beneficial insects, support gardens by feeding on particularly harmful insects.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Top 10 space objects to see during the day

What are the top 10 space objects to see during the day? Some are easy, others are more challenging. Here is our list of the top 10 space objects to look for in the daytime sky.

Seeing space objects during the day
If you think nature-watching in the daytime sky is limited to clouds and birds, you are missing out. There are several space objects visible in the daytime but catching them has its limitations and difficulties.

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Patheos-Pagan: Just a Stone’s Throw: Chaos Magic Divination
JUNE 21, 2022 BY THUMPER FORGE


I’ve been seeing much discussion of late on what Chaos Magic actually is, which makes me happy — I’m glad that young occultists are showing an interest in understanding it, versus just chalking it up as edgelord eclecticism.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Viking Music – Odin Hear Our Call

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Inner Journey: TUNE INTO THE INNER CRITIC

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

Are you aware of your inner critic? We all have this voice that tells us we are bad, stupid, clumsy, cowardly…. Although its intent is to help us succeed, the harsh self talk of our critic just serves to drain our energy and lower our morale and immune system.

To defuse the inner critic, we need to recognize when the critic is speaking. We need to know that this voice does not necessarily speak for who we really are. This is an old pattern that may no longer be serving us. We want to open to the possibility that the words are not likely true. We can ask ourselves, “Are these words helpful?”

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

“Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.”
— Donald A. Laird

“Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.”
— Norman Vincent Peale

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Ohhhh, to be alive in time and space!

If only those now living could recall what such a prospect once meant to them before their life began. And what it still means to multitudes in the unseen now awaiting their own initiations who, try as they may, can’t even imagine the simple ecstasy of breathing.

To them, you already “have it all” –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 15 Tangy Desserts Made With Lemonade

Tangy and refreshing, lemonade is a summertime classic that deserves to be enjoyed beyond the beverage category. These brightly colored lemonade desserts rely on the drink’s perfect balance of sour and sweet to bring impressive flavor.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
June 23, 2022

Faith
“Faith is the centerpiece of a connected life. It allows us to live by the grace of invisible strands. It is a belief in a wisdom superior to our own. Faith becomes a teacher in the absence of fact.”

-Terry Tempest Williams, Refuge (1991)


“Connected” and aware of our connection, is how we all want to live. Faith is all the evidence we need of that connection. When we turn to faith, we feel it. It is calming, comforting and all-knowing. We can’t always see it with our eyes, but we can feel it with our hearts.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Everything you touch or talk about today is going to get bigger, so be careful with your words and actions. While today will be easygoing and agreeable, a few days from now something you set in motion today may come back in a bigger form. Watch out for exaggeration, even about good things. Go light on the flattery, and even sincere compliments, since it all may become grander than you intend.

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 21, 2022 *Litha Edition”

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 21, 2022 *Litha Edition

Happy Litha! 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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June Quotes

“Now summer is in flower and natures hum
Is never silent round her sultry bloom
Insects as small as dust are never done
Wi’ glittering dance and reeling in the sun
And green wood fly and blossom haunting bee
Are never weary of their melody
Round field hedge now flowers in full glory twine
Large bindweed bells wild hop and streakd woodbine
That lift athirst their slender throated flowers
Agape for dew falls and for honey showers
These round each bush in sweet disorder run
And spread their wild hues to the sultry sun.”

John Clare, June

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid-Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Summer Solstice 2022 — Seize the Day! by Silver RavenWolf

A delightfully powerful celestial event, the longest day of the year –Summer Solstice (Midsummer)– vibrates with joy, happiness, good fortune, and success. As the Sun moves into the astrological sign of Cancer, some folks believe that acknowledging this heavenly occurrence enhances one’s spiritual progress.

Read more….

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Preparing for Litha & The Summer Solstice Ideas, DIYs and Rituals/ Alwyn Oak

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Learn Religions: 10 Deities of Litha: Summer Solstice Gods and Goddesses

The summer solstice has long been a time when cultures celebrated the lengthening year. It is on this day, sometimes called Litha, that there is more daylight than any other time; a direct counterpoint to the darkness of Yule.

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MBG: Power Up For The Summer Solstice: 8 Solstice Rituals To Energize This Season

Can you feel it? We’re now in the “full moon” phase of the year when waxing energies and magical potency are at peak intensity. Weddings, marriage proposals, and baby blessings are lucky now—as are rituals of unity among families and communities.

Read more….

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How to celebrate Litha & Summer Solstice | Folk witchcraft | Rituals & DIYs / The witches’ cookery

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Exemplore: Seven Crystals for Celebrating Litha
CLAIREJUL 8, 2020

Litha, also commonly known as the summer solstice, is a fire festival celebrated in June. This is the longest day of the year and the point in the year that the sun begins to recede. Crops will be in full growth by now and heading towards maturity and harvesting.

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New Age Hipster: Litha Summer Solstice Tarot Spread And Ritual Ideas

Litha blessings gorgeous souls!
Litha is the pagan summer solstice celebration that honours the power and strength of the sun.

Celebrated at the summer solstice it’s a time to enjoy the abundance of nature and all that life has gifted us.

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EarthSky News: 2022 June solstice: All you need to know

People throughout the ages have celebrated the year’s longest day at the summer solstice.

What is it? The June solstice marks the sun’s northernmost point in our sky for this year.
When is the next one? The next June solstice will fall on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 9:14 UTC (that is 4:14 a.m. in central North America; translate UTC to your time).

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  • This article is an oldie but still relevant!

Patheos-Pagan: Pagan Parenting – Summer Solstice for Kids
DECEMBER 16, 2016 BY BEKAH EVIE BEL


As Christmas approaches everyone is focused on all things wintery, but here in Australia we are in the middle of (or in horrible towns like mine, just starting) a scorching hot summer, full of dry yellow grasses, hot winds and sneaky snakes.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Litha/ Lisa Thiel

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Patheos: Magical Food for the Summer Solstice (Litha)

The Summer Solstice – Litha – 20th-23rd June

Following on from the Beltane theme of celebrating life this sabbat is also about the abundance of beauty on our planet and all that she provides for us.

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Today’s Recipe: Witchin’ in the Kitchen: Litha Rainbow Salad
JUNE 20, 2016 BY HERON MICHELLE


I so crave fresh flavors and brightly colored veggies from the farmer’s market once summer dawns. This dish emerged from one of my mad-kitchen-witchery experiments and is a variation on a theme that began with traditional tabbouleh flavors, and so is still nicely paired with other middle-eastern dishes like hummus and pita bread, and slow-roasted lamb…mmm…lamb…my favorite!

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Magical Correspondences for Litha/ Mid-Summer/ Summer Solstice

Colors~Blue, green, gold or yellow, orange, white and red

Plants and Herbs: Anise, Mugwort, Chamomile, Rose, Lily, Cinquefoil, Lavender, Fennel, Sun Flower, Mistletoe, Hemp, Thyme, Larkspur, Nettle, Vervain, St. John’s Wort, Heartsease, Fern, Wormwood, Chickweed, Heather, Yarrow,

Trees: Oak, Holly

Sacred Stones: agate, alexandrite, fluorite, moonstone, pearl, emerald, jade, lapis lazuli, diamond, tiger’s eye, all green stones

Food: Honey, Mead, Summer Fruits & Vegetables, lemons, oranges, Honey Cakes, Strawberries

Things To do: Picnics, leaving food for the faeries, jumping bonfires, gathering herbs.

Spells: Fire spells, Empowerment, Healing, Love Magick, Protection, Purification, making and charging amulets.

Incense and Oils: Heliotrope, saffron, orange, frankincense & myrrh, wisteria, cinnamon, mint, rose, lemon, lavender, sandalwood, pine

Animals: Wren, Robin, Peacock, Frog, Butterfly, Horse, Cattle

Other Creatures: Fairies, Satyrs, the Firebird, dragon, the Thunderbird

Sacred Symbols: The Sun, Love Amulets, Shells, Summer fruits & flowers, Solar Wheel, Balefire, Stone Circles, Sundial, Swords, Blades, Feathers, Witches’ Ladder, Gods Eye

Goddesses~~Mother Earth, Mother Nature, Venus, Bast, Aphrodite, Yemaya, Astarte, Freya, Hathor, Ishtar, Amaterasu, Hestia.

Gods~~Father Sun/Sky, Oak King, Holly King, Arthur, Gods at peak power and strength, sun, fire and fertility gods. Apollo, Baal, Baldur, Helios, Horus, Hephaestus, Jupiter/ Zeus , Lugh, Osiris, Ra, Sol.

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Pagan Library: Handfasting Prayer/Anon

“Marry me under a garland of stars,
Conifers silent witness
To night wind’s echoed vows.
Bearing our promises upward
Through universal whiteness
To the sepulchre of God.
Touch me once for all time,
All lives that are to be…
Our love enshrined.
Marry me under the gaze of stars.
Celestial concourse, bless our joy
Now and forevermore…”

paganlibrary.com

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Backyard Banshee: Litha Tarot Spread: Celebrating the Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice is a time of celebration and growth. It is a time when we come into the light and enjoy the fruits of our labor. And I loved creating this summer solstice tarot spread! This year, why not celebrate Litha with a tarot reading?

Read more…

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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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 17, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 17, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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June Quotes

“Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence.”

George Santayana

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid-Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spirit Library: A Bucket of Love
Lorna Byrne


Hello and welcome to everyone and I hope you enjoy this newsletter today as I write the sun is shining. As many of you know I’m recovering from recent surgery, it’s a slow and sometimes frustrating process but I have to listen to my human body.

Read more….

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Litha Incense and Foods

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Spirituality & Health: Personal and Planetary Ascension
PARTNER CONTENT FROM ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY


What is happening in your inner and outer life at this time, and what is happening on the planet?

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Good Luck Charms and Symbols

By Patti Wigington
Updated on December 21, 2019


For thousands of years, people have utilized good luck talismans, charms, and amulets to bring fortune their way. Whether it’s something you’ve crafted yourself, found outdoors in nature, or even purchased, good luck talismans can come in handy.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Handmade Summer Solstice, Midsummer, Litha Jewelry Set – Witchcraft – Wicca – Magical Crafting DIY

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Treehugger: Explore Dinosaur Fossils, Wildflowers, and Dark Skies at Big Bend National Park


Known as one of the most remote parks in the lower 48 states, Big Bend National Park is bordered by the famed Rio Grande River—which also serves as an international border between the United States and Mexico.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: The Crow, Cup and Water Snake in June

At nightfall tonight, or any June evening, look in a general southward direction for Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden. If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, Spica appears overhead or high in the north. Spica is your jumping off point to 3 faint constellations: Corvus the Crow, Crater the Cup and Hydra the Water Snake.

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Patheos-Pagan: Outside the Circle: The Bad Fairies Of Litha
JUNE 16, 2016 BY DANETTE WILSON


Litha or Midsummer, a time of bonfires, mugwort, mythical beings, nights and days of mischief and love. The veil is thin. The Celts, the Norse and the Slavs believed that there were three ‘spirit nights’ in the year when magic ran amok and the Otherworld was near. The first was Halloween, the second was May Eve and the third was Midsummer Eve. All sorts of enchantments are in the air now and Spirits and Fairies abound. What follows here are some of them. These are not your good fairies but tricksters and darker spirits.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt – The old ways

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Inner Journey:

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW

“There is in all visible things – a hidden wholeness.”
— Thomas Merton

“From a hologrammatic viewpoint, …you are one little physical image that reflects all of humanity when projected spiritually upon the cosmic screen.”
— Wayne Dyer

“As above, so below.”

Everything is connected. The universe is a hologram where every part contains the whole. Outside echoes the inside. The lower is a reflection of the higher. The other is a reflection of you. We are all a microcosm of each other. The big picture is within us and even our cells.

Be open to see the interconnections, influences and inter-relationships of things.

“Unity consciousness is a state of enlightenment where we pierce the mask of illusion which creates separation and fragmentation. Behind the appearance of separation is one unified field of wholeness. Here the seer and the scenery are one.”
— Deepak Chopra

“To me there is no difference between one person and another; I behold all as soul-reflections of the one God. I can’t think of anyone as a stranger, for I know that we are all part of the One Spirit.”
— Paramahansa Yogananda

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A Note from the Universe

The secret to always being in the right place, at the right time, is knowing you always are.

I love these moments we share…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Sugar Cookies

Quick and easy sugar cookies! They are really good, plain or with candies in them. My friend uses chocolate mints on top, and they’re great!

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage

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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
June 17, 2022

Present
“The older one gets the more one feels that the present must be enjoyed: it is a precious gift, comparable to a state of grace.”

-Madame Curie, 1928


We do become more wise as we get older – and part of that is understanding the precious value of the present moment. Maybe it is because we have more of a past to look back on, so we can see just where and when we experienced the most beautiful times of our lives. And maybe it is because we have had more time to enjoy the moments, and we know how good that feels.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

You can make today memorable purely by the strength of your unfailing hope for all things to work out for the best. No matter how muddled the events of the day, how confused or how many mixed messages people give you, especially at work, your innate hopeful spirit will cut through most of the mist and give you good results. Look forward to many satisfying encounters, however little or much gets done.

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 16, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 16, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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June Quotes

“Roses are red,
Violets are blue;
But they don’t get around
Like the dandelions do.”

Slim Acres

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spirit Library: Live as You Want to Live.
Ailia Mira


Ascension Notes
What I am feeling now, is to encourage you…to
Begin now.

Live as you want to live.

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Spell for Career Success – New Job, Promotion, Sigil Magic, Color Magic, Spell Jar, Magical Crafting

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Spirituality & Health: Capturing Lunar Energy Through Affirmations

BY DR. KATE TOMAS


Step one: Discover how to write affirmations that work for you. Step two: Combine your affirmations practice with the lunar cycle.

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Learn Religions: Pagan and Wiccan Prayers for All Occasions

By Patti Wigington
Updated on May 04, 2019


Many Pagans and Wiccans pray to their deities on a regular basis. The prayers on this page are designed to help you pray on specific occasions, or in times of special need. If you’re not sure about how to pray as a Wiccan or Pagan, read about the Role of Prayer in Wicca and Paganism.

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MBG: What To Know If You Pulled The Ace Of Pentacles Tarot Card (+ What To Do About It)

Whether you want insight into the past, answers about the present, or a look into the future, a tarot reading is a good place to start. Each of the 72 cards in your standard tarot deck has a different meaning, and in the case of the Ace of Pentacles, this card is an auspicious sign that you can manifest abundance. Here’s what to know next time you pull it.

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Litha Candle Spell || Summer Solstice Blessings

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Elephant Journal: 10 Quotes from “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” that Will Warm Your Heart

Lately, I’ve been devouring 80s and 90s flicks. I can’t get enough.
It’s fascinating to watch these movies as an adult, having more life experience and comprehension of these films’ deeper themes—because now, I’ve actually lived them.

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Treehugger: Wild Stallion Moved to Sanctuary After Becoming Too Bold
Chip was a big food raider and was aggressive with people

A wild stallion has been relocated to a sanctuary because he’s become aggressive and very food motivated.

Delegate’s Pride—also known as “Chip”—was removed from his home on Assateague Island in Maryland.

Read more….

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Thought For The Day

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Patheos-Pagan: Threshold Magick for Troubled Times

When the world gets scary, the comfort of home becomes even more important. We need places where we can let our guard down – where the hypervigilance so many of us adopted during the pandemic can ease a little bit.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Beautiful Death – By Still Waters (2021) (Full Album)

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Inner Journey: EXPLORE WITH QUESTIONS

“The word ‘question’ is derived from the Latin ‘quarrier’ (to seek) which is also the root of ‘quest.’ A creative life is a continued quest, and good questions can be very useful guides. Most useful are open-ended questions; they allow for fresh unanticipated answers to reveal themselves.”
— Source Unknown

Questions hold the power to draw out answers that surprise us. If we are on an inner journey to greater self-knowledge, we must seek to understand unfamiliar parts of ourselves. The most enlightening answers are released by our subconscious minds or by our intuition. Use questions frequently to go exploring.

Try these out:

What qualities do you find most attractive in others? How do you exhibit those same qualities?

What is your greatest fear? Why do you fear that?

What message is your body trying to get through to you?

“If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions.”
— Susanne K. Langer

“You don’t want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions.”
— Richard Bach

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A Note from the Universe

The thing that most forget while dreamily looking off into the horizon for the ship of their dreams is that such ships never sail in but are actually built beneath their very feet.

Ohh-wee-ohh,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Taco Seasoning

Depending on how spicy you and your family like your dishes, use as little or as much as you want. Store in an airtight container.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
June 16, 2022

Present
“The present is the necessary product of all the past, the necessary cause of all the future.”

-Robert G. Ingersoll, 1899


I love it when I go to a large shopping mall or an amusement park, and there’s this big directory to help us find our way around. It’s like a map, and to help us get our bearings, there’s a big arrow that says “You Are Here!” How true is that?! Everything we’ve done in the past, every decision we’ve made, has led us exactly to this place and time. And from here, we go on. The choices we make now affect our future. When we live in the present moment, we make better decisions, we know where we are and where we are headed.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

Preconceived notions and old ideas could make it hard to deal with all the new and different situations and requests that could crop up today. It’s possible that you’re not actually being presented choices that must be made now or soon. Just as likely you’re being tested or tempted. It may be hard to resist a knee jerk reaction or two. Avoid committing to anything definite if you can.

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 14, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 14, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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June Quotes

“Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence.”

George Santayana

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spirit Library: Weekly Forecast: June 12 – 18, 2022
Kelly M. Beard
The video version of this forecast, as read by Kelly, is available here.

6/13 ~ Mercury Direct RE-Enters GEMINI (until July 6th):

Here we are, on the other side of the Mercury Retrograde in Gemini, which went Direct in Taurus and has now made its way back to Gemini. How is it going with you?

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A Ritual & Magic Spell Jar For Justice – Witchcraft for Social Justice – Magical Crafting

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Spirituality & Health: Consumable Magic: A Ritual to Honor the Strawberry Moon
by Megan Shoop-Volz

The beginning of summer is a time to rejoice in nature’s abundance. This ritual uses delicious strawberries to connect with love, good fortune, prosperity, sensuality, and fertility.

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Learn Religions: Full Moon Water Scrying Divination

By Patti Wigington
Updated on February 16, 2019


The full moon has long been considered a symbol of wisdom and intuition. We feel its connection every month when it lights the night sky. Many of us feel more energetic and alert during the full phase of the moon.

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MBG: What To Know For This Month’s Full Moon + How To Work With It

Summer is right around the corner, but first, we have one full moon on the horizon. And like every full moon, this one is going to have some unique aspects that you’ll want to know about beforehand. Here’s the story behind this full moon explained, plus how to work with it, from an astrologer

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Today’s DIY: Summer Solstice Sun Wheel Wreath – Litha Craft – Midsummer – Magical Crafting – Witchcraft – Wicca

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Elephant Journal: Sagittarius Super Full Moon: Blazing the Trail Forward after Rebirth. {June 14}

Many of us have been going through or have undergone a deep rebirthing, a moment in time of massive integration, change, transformation, and alchemy of pain into medicine over these last few months, maybe longer.

Read more….

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Treehugger: How to Prep and Store Fresh Ginger: 3 Methods

Ginger is a fragrant root that is used for both its amazing flavor and its soothing properties. From helping settle an upset stomach in a homemade herbal tea to spicing up your next stir fry recipe, learn how to store and freeze ginger for long-term use

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EarthSky News: Full moon in June mimics path of December sun

The full moon overnight of June 13-14 is a supermoon.

When to watch in 2022: Nights of June 13 and 14.
Where to look: Look for the bright round moon in the east in the evening, highest in the sky around midnight, and in the west before sunrise.

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Patheos-Pagan: Summer Solstice in Modern Paganism
JUNE 12, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


There’s a story that says one day while they were both at their naturist (i.e. – nudist) retreat, Gerald Garner (the founder of Wicca) and Ross Nichols (the founder of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids) were discussing which holidays they should celebrate.

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

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Inner Journey:

CO-CREATION STARTS WITH IMAGINATION

“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.”
— Decouvertes

“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”
— Muhammad Ali

Imagination is a tool of the soul. Our imagination gives us the opportunity to ‘try on’ new qualities and perspectives in our life. Through imagination, we can explore our past, problems, patterns, processes, plans, perceptions, principles, passions and purpose to uncover new possibilities.

Without imagination, we stay stuck in the realm of the material, the past, the superficial and the literal. We remain one-tracked, instinctual and one-dimensional.

Our imagination comes from the soul, subconscious and senses. Only through our imagination can we become multidimensional, experience more love, create more beauty, manifest more results, change our conditions, rewrite the past, and connect with divinity, purpose and others.

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?'”
— George Bernard Shaw

“Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.”
— Ralph Gerard

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A Note from the Universe

It will “all” seem far easier when you keep in mind, all of the time, that it’s supposed to be easy.

Everything.

That was easy,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Refreshing Watermelon Lemonade Slush

Whenever I have excess seasonal fruit, I freeze it in chunks for fast and easy slushes and smoothies. Here’s a delicious way to use up some watermelon.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

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Daily Wisdom
June 14 , 2022

Present
“The present is the future of the past.”

-Karl Popper (1902-1994)
We can’t change what has happened in the past. We can learn from it, and grow from it, and ultimately go on from where we are now. We cannot predict the future – it is filled with infinite possibilities. The best we can do is to live, and love, the moment we’re in. Life is like Disneyland – if we are thinking about the next ride and how we’re getting there, we can’t enjoy the ride we’re on right here and now!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Apply your basic practical good sense to the biggest and most serious of challenges and watch the problems wilt under your gaze. There’s nothing you can’t handle today if you can keep things uncomplicated and straightforward. Be calm but firm in your dealings and don’t allow others to add their petty complications to any of your efforts. Remember to be good to yourself.

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 13, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 13, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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June Quotes

“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.”

L. M. Montgomery

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spirit Library: Waves of Love
Nancy Leilah Ward


Increasing waves of energy are here, churning up foundations from deep within, affecting us on a global, collective level, rocking foundations that were built on greed and control, collapsing old ideologies that can no longer be upheld.

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How To Make Tools for A Travel Altar – Magical Crafting: witchcraft, Wicca, Pagan

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Spirituality & Health: How to Avoid Place Blindness
BY ROBIN FASANO


Place blindness is a form of apathy that sets in when we don’t spend enough time outdoors. Overcoming it is key to wellbeing—for ourselves and the land we love.

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Learn Religions: Solar Magic, Myth and Folklore

By Patti Wigington
Updated on January 13, 2018


In many Pagan traditions today, there’s a lot of emphasis on the magic and power of the moon. However, it’s important to remember that the moon isn’t the only heavenly body out there. The sun itself – something we often take for granted, since it’s out there all the time – has been a source of myth, magic and legend for thousands of years.

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MBG: Ready For The Full Moon? Here’s What Each Sign Needs To Know, From An Astrologer

We’ve got a full moon headed our way this Tuesday, June 14 at 7:52 am EDT, and it’s going to fall under the sign of Sagittarius. This moon, like all full moons, will affect us all differently depending on our chart, so here’s what each sign should know, according to astrologer Molly Pennington, Ph.D. (Be sure to check your sun and rising sign!)

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Simple and Homemade Herbal Bread Recipe | Simple Everyday Magick/ The Green Witch

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Exemplore: Bird Symbolism, Spiritual Meanings, and Omens Explained
LAYNIE HDEC 1, 2020

Birds have become prominent symbols all throughout the world and across various cultures. They are often seen as the supernatural link between Heaven and the living here on Earth. In certain cultures and religions, like those of the Middle East or Asia, birds represent immortality.

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Treehugger: How Dandelions ‘Decide’ to Spread Their Seeds
It’s based on how they measure humidity.

Every kid loves dandelions. Blow on the puffy white head and seeds fly everywhere.

Dandelion seeds can travel for miles before finally floating down and settling somewhere new.

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EarthSky News: Meet Libra the Scales, a zodiacal constellation

Look for the constellation Libra the Scales on Northern Hemisphere summer evenings (Southern Hemisphere winter evenings). It’s not the most flamboyant constellation of the zodiac. But its two brightest stars have the best star names: Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali. The names rhyme with Obi-Wan Kenobi of “Star Wars.”

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Patheos-Pagan:

To Witness the Unseen and Unspoken
JUNE 9, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON

I remember the paper on my beloved’s bedroom wall: The Promise of a Sacred Witness. (Or How to be a Sacred Witness. Something like that.)

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Pagan Playlist: House of the Rising Sun – Hildegard von Blingin’ & Algal the Bard (Bardcore | Medieval Style)

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Inner Journey:

DON’T AVOID THE VOID

“When we feel stuck, going nowhere — even starting to slip backward — we may actually be backing up to get a running start.”
— Dan Millman

To change, we must go through a transition zone. It’s not easy being in transition. Thoughts, beliefs and habits are all in flux. It can create a sense of groundlessness, of being in a void that can be quite uncomfortable.

When we’re in the void, our first impulse will be to revert to old habits because they feel comfortable. Our goal is to hang in there until the change is complete. Knowing that TRANSITIONS ARE PART OF THE CHANGE PROCESS helps us muster the courage to put up with the discomfort, the uneasiness, the void.

Change requires a letting go of what we’ve always known and done to allow in something new. We need to trust ourselves and higher forces to unfold a new reality for us.

“Every positive change – every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness – involves a rite of passage. Each time to ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation. I have never found an exception.”
— Dan Millman

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What good does it do knowing approximately where the treasure lies, yet never digging? Having a bank account with millions in it, but never writing a check? Or discovering the fountain of youth, but never drinking a drop?

You must live the truths you discover, break your old rules, defy logic, be the change. Dig, write the check, and drink eternally, one little step after another.

There’s no other way,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Summer Drink Recipes
Looking for summer drinks? Browse more than 350 recipes for lemonade, iced tea, slushies, fruit punches, frozen cocktails, sangrias, and infused waters.

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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: WaterIncense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Star Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

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Daily Wisdom
June 13, 2022

Present
“No mind is much employed upon the present: recollection and anticipation fill up almost all our moments.”

-Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)


Most of the time, the way our minds work, we’re either thinking about something that happened in the past, or thinking about something that is going to happen in the future. Meanwhile, we’re missing the present moment, the here and now. We’re taking away from the juy that exists only in present moment awareness. It’s almost like we need a little alarm to keep us awake. I saw this watch with a great reminder written right on the face: ONE – Only Now Exists!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Devil

Tastes, smells, and all things tactile may preoccupy you today and distract you from thinking clearly about whatever is in front of you. It could be hard to refrain from unconscious flirting or making comments that are easily taken the wrong way. Be aware of your actions and do what you can to not offend nor attract people whom you’d rather avoid.

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 10, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 10, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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June Quotes

“O most honored Greening Force,

You who roots in the Sun;
You who lights up, in shining serenity, within a wheel
that earthly excellence fails to comprehend.

You are enfolded
in the weaving of divine mysteries.

You redden like the dawn
and You burn: flame of the Sun.”

Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), Viriditas

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spirit Library: Expanding Energetically
Ailia Mira


There is a lot of realigning going on.

Many of us have experienced a lot of expansion and an increase in coherence. This may make it clearer to you what really matters. It may also make you want to say, “No,” to some things that you used to do, and enjoy, simply because you’re now focused on something different.

Read more….

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Magick Blackberry Lavender Creampuffs | Kitchen Witchery | Happiness Spell / The Green Witch

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Spirituality & Health: Tapping Into Our Intuitive Cunning Like a Fox
BY ASHLEY BROWN

Whether you encounter a fox in person or in dreams, this intelligent animal spirit can help you identify boundaries and navigate your path.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: What Was the Vestalia?

By Patti Wigington
Updated on March 31, 2018


The Roman celebration of Vestalia was held each year in June, near the time of Litha, the summer solstice. This festival honored Vesta, the Roman goddess who guarded virginity. She was sacred to women, and alongside Juno was considered a protector of marriage

Read more….

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Celebrating Litha – Summer Solstice Ritual Ideas – Midsummer- Witchcraft Wicca – Magical Crafting

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Exemplore: 5 Magickal Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday
JENNIFER JORGENSONAUG 18, 2021

Birthdays Are Magickal
Birthdays aren’t just special occasions—they’re a sacred event! They celebrate life. It’s important on this special day to take time out of our everyday lives and acknowledge just how miraculous life is. Each cycle around the Sun brings us blessings and lessons.

Read more….

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Treehugger: How People Get Lost in the Woods and What to Do if It Happens to You

You know how it goes. Camping and hiking and general cavorting in the woods is all fun and games until someone goes and gets lost.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Mercury before sunrise: Start watching around June

Mercury will likely become visible near the sunrise point around June 10, 2022. Once it does become visible you can see all 5 bright planets at once.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: An Herbalist Gets Covid
JUNE 7, 2022 BY JESSICA RIPLEY


May certainly turned out to be an interesting month. Closing on our house was delayed for a short time, and after we got into our new home I spent the following week trying to get everything in order.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Kaya Project – Defiance (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

BE OPEN TO CHANGE

“Balance is a dynamic process; it changes with the days, the seasons, the years.”
— Sherrill Sellman

How rigid are your routines? Do you exercise for 30 minutes, three times each week no matter how you feel?

Routines and structure can provide a valuable framework to bring discipline to our lives. At the same time, we are always changing and it’s wise to be sensitive to our physical, emotional and mental states so we can ensure that our activities truly meetour needs. We need to be willing to change our patterns when our practices no longer serve us.

“Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.”
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“The smallest change in perspective can transform a life. What tiny attitude adjustment might turn your world around?”
— Oprah

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Sure, you can always find prettier, handsomer, skinnier, wiser, richer, younger, zippier. But more often than not, one learns the most, laughs the loudest, and smiles the widest with those they’ve already found, especially when they stop looking elsewhere.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mama’s Ambrosia

This is a quick and easy fruit salad that you and your guests will love.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Friday


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

Element: Earth


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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
June 10, 2022

Dreams


“When you dream, you dialogue with aspects of yourself that normally are not with you in the daytime and you discover that you know a great deal more than you thought you did.”

-Toni Cade Bambara, in Sturdy Black Bridges (1979)
Dreams are a place where we can figure things out about ourselves. They help us to see what motivates us, what our true desires are, and where we are headed. They help us to become more of who we really are!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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

astrology.com

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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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 7, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 7, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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June Quotes

“Lathhouse shade-
the scent of honeysuckle
filling the shadows.”

Mike Garofalo, Cuttings

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spirit Library: Your Bartered Heart
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

Even though you have always had heart, you have hidden your heart for earth eons because it seemed others would not or could not return the love you had to give.

Read more….

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Five Crystals of Lemuria

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Spirituality & Health: Celebrating My Inner Masculinity

BY JULIE PETERS

Sometimes we need to tap into our masculine yang in order to move, make a change, set a boundary, or stand up for ourselves. And yes, we all need a balance of yin and yang, no matter our gender.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Setting Up Your Litha Altar

It’s Litha, and that means the sun is at its highest point in the sky. Midsummer is the time when we can celebrate the growing of crops, and take heart in knowing that the seeds we planted in the spring are now in full bloom.

Read more….

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MBG: Energy Reading June 7-13, 2022: This Week Calls For Rest & Reexamination

Each week, join author and energy healer Natasha Levinger as she reads the communal energy to predict what’s in store for us in the days ahead.
This week starts with a breezy, airy and light feeling. It reminds me of summer, even though the season hasn’t officially begun.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: June Aromatic Horoscope

How to create and use your own customized aromatherapy blend — developed specifically to react to your emotional, mental and spiritual patterns.

Read more……..

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Haleakala National Park: 10 Unique Facts About Hawaii’s ‘House of the Sun’


Haleakalā National Park on the Hawaiian island of Maui protects one of the state’s six active volcanoes. The last time the volcano here erupted was between 600 and 400 years ago, though it has witnessed at least 10 eruptions over the past 1,000 years

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Arietids – most active daytime meteor shower – peaks this week

Arietids peak morning of June 7
Most meteor showers that we see each year are easy to observe. Just go outside and look up. But what about those meteor showers that happen mostly in the daytime, when the sun is up? These daytime meteor showers are much tougher to observe. Yet there is one peaking this week (centered on Tuesday, June 7, 2022) that’s fun to come to know. The shower radiates from a point within the constellation Aries and is called the Arietids.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Names of the Summer Solstice

Oh Summer Solstice! I love you as Midsummer! I also sometimes call you Litha, and can sort of appreciate you as the Feast of St. John the Baptist, but why do you have so many names?

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Disquieting – Empty Throne Amongst The Stars (2022) (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

TIME TO BLOSSOM

“The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people’s expectations.”
— Julia Cameron

Many of us unconsciously believe that we’re unworthy or defective. We adopted this belief very early in our lives when the people we looked up to disapproved of our demands, wishes and behaviours. We concluded that we had to learn to be good.

Unfortunately, ‘being good’ usually meant giving up our own differences or uniqueness. We learned that we might get the love we wanted if we acted and felt like others wanted us to.

If we seek true joy and connection with life, we now need to remove these artificial masks and express our deep authentic nature.

“For all those years you’ve protected the seed. It’s time to become the beautiful flower.”
— Stephen C. Paul

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Treating “any old job” as if it were your dream job is the fastest way to spark the kind of life changes that will yield your dream job.

Same for any old house, friend, day, life, or pair of espadrilles.

Yeah,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Watermelon Salad Recipes


Find dozens of refreshing watermelon salads at Allrecipes, including tomato watermelon salad, cucumber watermelon salad, watermelon feta salad, and more.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

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Daily Wisdom
June 7, 2022

Dreams
“The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.”

-Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)


We can look at our dreams, and learn from them. And what we learn is more about ourselves! This is just another way that God speaks to us – it is just another opportunity for us to grow. And it’s all open to interpretation, just like life. What do we see, what do we feel, what do we experience? It is different for each of us – and isn’t that great?

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

You may be tempted to backtrack a few times today and fall back on some old habit or procedure that used to work better than it does now. After enough of this, you’ll get the message that it’s time for a change, or at least a different approach. You don’t need to have the same old conversation over and over.

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/