Cat’s Morning Bits for June 2, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 2, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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 is named after the Roman goddess Juneo, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women. .”

June 8 World Oceans Day


June 10 New Moon at 3:52 am PST/ 4:52 am MST/ 6:52 am EST // Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Flag Day

June 15 Worldwide Day of Giving

June 20 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice/ Father’s Day/ Sun enters Cancer

June 22 Mercury goes direct

June 24 Full Moon 11:39 am PST/ 12:39 pm MST/ 2:39 pm EST


Spirit Library: Inner Recalibration (a message from Kate Spreckley)

A new cycle of potential and possibility is being sparked within our human consciousness. A cycle that elevates us beyond the past, beyond duality and into the expanded dimensions of the soul. As we navigate this current eclipse season we enter into a powerful period of truth where all that has been hidden is amplified.

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Pioneer Thinking: Daises – Flowers That Heal

A daisies bouquet is a wonderful gift because there are only positive meanings attached to these flowers. However, their beauty does not stop at their appearance nor does it do so at their meanings. They have both a legend to support them, and a belief which holds them as a kind of prophets, able to reveal one’s feelings.

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Spiritual Unite: THE DIFFERENT ORB COLORS AND THEIR MEANINGS
Has someone shared a picture with you, and something orb like appeared in the photograph? Well, orbs are very debated phenomena in the spiritual groups

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ThoughtCo: Ley Lines: Magical Energy of the Earth

Ley lines are believed by many people to be a series of metaphysical connections that link a number of sacred sites around the world. Essentially, these lines form a sort of grid or matrix and are composed of the earth’s natural energies.

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Patheos / New Visions: Care Unto Care (Field Notes On Living Blog)
MARK NEPO

In 1689 in Japan, a kind farmer gave the lost poet Basho a horse that knew the way. And in 1910 when Ted Shawn was paralyzed, before he knew he was a dancer,

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MBG: What Each Zodiac Sign Needs To Watch Out For As Mercury Goes Retrograde

Mercury retrograde is notorious for screwing up communication, bringing ex-flings back into our lives, and even messing with technology. And lucky (or not) for us, we’ll be in a Mercury retrograde period from May 29 to June 22 this year.

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Litha – How to Celebrate

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Elephant Journal: A 15-Minute Midday Ritual to Relax, Reset & Reignite.

A lot of us have written about morning and evening rituals, but what about midday?
I don’t know about you, but I tend to experience the “afternoon slump” as we’ve coined it.

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Treehugger: 12 Unbelievable Submerged and Underwater Forests Around the World

Submerged and underwater forests can be found all over the world. The term covers multiple types of forests, but commonly describes those with remains of trees that have been drowned due to rising sea levels and have been preserved thanks to cold water temperatures.

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EarthSky News: Big And Little Dippers On June Evenings

Tonight, assuming you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, you can easily find the legendary Big Dipper, called The Plough by our friends in the U.K. or The Wagon throughout much of Europe. This familiar star pattern is high in the north at nightfall in June. Find it, and let it be your guide to the Little Dipper, too.

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Patheos-Pagan: Traveling? Pack Your Magical Items!
LISA WAGONER

As summer begins and COVID restrictions ease up a bit, you may find yourself traveling or planning to travel in the coming months.

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Pagan Playlist: Enya – Caribbean Blue (video)

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Inner Journey: CREATE HAPPINESS RIGHT NOW

“It is our basic right to be a happy person, happy family, and eventually a happy world. That should be our goal.”
— Dalai Lama

Little adjustments to our attitude and approach each day can create a major difference in our appreciation of life. On the surface, nothing changes. At the same time, absolutely everything does.

Use your awareness or your imagination to bring happiness to this moment. Find something to appreciate. Do this as often as you remember to do so, and your world will transform.

” … we can no longer afford to throw away even one ‘unimportant’ day by not noticing the wonder of it all. We have to be willing to discover and then appreciate the authentic moments of happiness available to all of us every day.”
— Sarah Ban Breathnach

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A Note from the Universe

Some claim not to know and not to see…

But that there are…

Birds who sing at every hour of the day for no other reason than to be heard…

Creatures of the deep who flip and twirl just for the fun of it…

Furry friends who love just as dearly as they are loved, and…

Flowers so exquisite, pleasing human eyes could be their only explanation…

… must surely prove that you’re living in the most magical fairytale ever imagined.

N’est-ce pas?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Korean Potato Salad

Korean potato salad is an adaptation of America’s most popular potato salad, but has its own identity when using Korean mayonnaise. It’s creamy with a hint of sweetness, yet tangy and savory with layers of flavor and a variety of textures.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

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

Element: Air

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

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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

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Daily Wisdom
May 2, 2021

Self
“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

-Socrates (469-399 BC)


We know that there is so much more to life than the distractions of everyday living. That’s why we practice our spiritual rituals. That’s why we read books, and meditate, and pray. That’s why we strive to learn and to grow. Life is so much more full and satisfying when we look within.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Instinct and impulsive action will cause more trouble than they can solve today, so spend more time reasoning things out and being careful about what you say and do. Asking questions is a good idea. It will get you information you need, and show how thorough, bright, and capable you are. It might take a bit longer, but it will save time and effort in the end.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 31, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 31, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: Mercury Retrograde (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This weekend Mercury stations retrograde until June 22nd. This retrograde period is filled with opportunities that will enable us to radically shift our perspective and deepen our awareness. It offers a time in which we can reflect on and re-examine our beliefs, assumptions, and the expectations, which have shaped our experience of life.

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“Hopi -Messages from the Ancients-“

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Spiritual Unite: WHEN YOUR SPIRIT GUIDES COMMUNICATE WITH YOU


Spirit guides are your invisible and infinite helpers, tapping into the universe for wisdom, You would most likely try it.

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ThoughtCo: Initiation Ritual for a New Seeker

The following ritual is for use in initiation by a group. Obviously, while it serves as a useful template for your particular coven, you may need to change things. For example, if your group honors a particular god or goddess, you may wish to include their names in the ceremony.

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Patheos / New Visions: 12 Wise Bits of “Unsolicited Advice”
TOM RAPSAS

There’s a guy by the name of Kevin Kelly who I was introduced to through the Tim Ferriss podcast. He was billed as the “real-life most interesting man in the world”…

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MBG: Mark Your Calendar: Astrologers Predict Romance Will Rev Up This Thursday

This week starts off with some friction, but by Thursday, we’ll all be feeling the love. Here’s your complete horoscope from the AstroTwins.

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Daily Good: How Trees Secretly Talk To Each Other

Trees do not preach learning and precepts. They preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life

  • Hermann Hesse –

How Trees Secretly Talk To Each Other

Yes, scientists have discovered that plants can actually talk to each other. This short animated film, commissioned by BBC World Service, explores what has been nicknamed “The Wood Wide Web” — the intricate fungal network connecting plants across entire forests. Says ecologist Suzanne Simard.”Trees are “social creatures” that communicate with each other in cooperative ways that hold lessons for humans, too.” { read more }

Be The Change

Discover the magic of mycorrhizal networks by planting some vegetables or flowers this Spring.

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Today’s DIY: Let’s make a Spruce tip tincture!

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Elephant Journal: Discover your Creative Archetype: the Pioneer, the Alchemist & the Artist.

When I was diagnosed with depression in 2002, I approached it like I had anything else in my life at this time: a problem to solve.
But as I studied my life, I couldn’t find anything or anyone to blame. I had everything I’d ever dreamed of: a good marriage, healthy children, a nice home.

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Treehugger: Bushbabies Are Cute. Is That Threatening Their Conservation?


People keep them as pets, releasing them into the wild, and gene pools mix.

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EarthSky News: Alphecca, A Jewel In The Northern Crown

Stars often have many names. You might hear people call the brightest star in the constellation Corona Borealis by the name: Alphecca, or Gemma, or Alpha Coronae Borealis or simply Alpha Cor Bor. The other proper name for Alphecca – Gemma – means gem or jewel.

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Patheos-Pagan: Between Two Worlds: Honoring Our Veterans and Ancestors

Every Memorial Day I take time out of my life by honoring military veterans. Many veterans have dies serving our country.

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Pagan Playlist: ☼ Dancing Soul ☼ music by Sacred Earth

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Inner Journey: OPENING THE HEART

“Everything is made of light; everything is alive. The Great Mystery of life has little to do with intelligence. The universe is not an intellectual process. The intellect is helpful; but our hearts are the wiser partof ourselves.”
— Mellen-Thomas Benedict

Heart is a word that refers to many different levels of our being. Essentially, it is the love aspect of soul, capable of making direct, intuitive contact. Soul love is not emotional; it is highly impersonal and intelligent, capable of grasping the essenceof someone or something without any projection on our part.

Appreciation significantly turns on the heart. Appreciation is not an emotion that arises spontaneously, but a soul quality we can choose. The more often we choose to be appreciative, the easier this choice becomes and the more frequently our heart opensto give and receive love.

“If you open your heart, love opens your mind.”
— Charles John Quarto

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A Note from the Universe

You know those folks who push your buttons?

Here’s the deal: Once you love your life and yourself so much that you no longer care about their behavior… they disappear.

Spiritual housekeeping,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Hawaiian Beef Teriyaki Stir-Fry Bowl

This beef teriyaki bowl is not only easy to fix, but has a taste of the islands.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise

Element: Water

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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

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

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Daily Wisdom
May 31, 2021

Self
“What we must decide is perhaps how we are valuable, rather than how valuable we are.”

-F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)


When we learn about the world we learn about our self. Any knowledge, any discovery, teaches us more about who we are. And then we can decide just how we can help, how we can serve, how we can be of value to the world.

-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 post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 28, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 28, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: Pay Close Attention (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Eclipses tend to bring about events and opportunities that enable us to let go of aspects of ourselves and our past that we have outgrown. As such we are able to anchor in the gifts and wisdom we have gained without needing to repeat the past. It is important that we take notice of what is emerging for us, the messages, the insights and the clarity as events occurring now are accelerating our transformation.

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The One Thing Every Kitchen Witch Kneads | Candied Ginger Honey Brioche

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Spiritual Unite: TYPES OF REMOTE VIEWING – STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED


Did you know there are multiple types of Remote Viewing (RV)?

Beyond the well known CRV method, there are other tried and tested techniques for viewing a person, place, or object at any distance.

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ThoughtCo: Profile of Nemesis

Nemesis is a Greek goddess of revenge and retribution. In particular, she is invoked against those whose hubris and arrogance got the better of them, and serves as a force of divine reckoning.

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Unpopular Witchcraft Opinions ║ Formal Training? Shadow Work?

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Elephant Journal: A Brief Guide to Energetic Hygiene & 21 Signs your Energy Needs a Bath.

Everything is energy.
There are live, animated objects that we can touch and see physical energy taking shape, and then there are fields around us that are made up of subtle energy we can feel and sense.

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Treehugger: How to Make an Aloe Vera Face Mask

A homemade aloe vera mask can do wonders for your skin. For starters, aloin, an anti-inflammatory agent found in aloe vera, can help your skin heal and regenerate.

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EarthSky News: Moon Swings By Saturn And Jupiter On Late May And Early June Mornings

On the mornings of May 30 to June 2, 2021, watch for the waning moon to sweep by two bright planets – two outer solar system gas giants – golden Saturn and bright Jupiter. Unless you’re a night owl, you probably won’t see the moon, Saturn and Jupiter rising into your sky before your bedtime.

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Patheos-Pagan: Approaching Gods in Non-Traditional Ways

Tuesday’s post Many Ways To Serve Many Gods got very good feedback. Most readers appreciated the main point that the Gods are sovereign individuals and that our ……

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Pagan Playlist: Wilde Rose

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Inner Journey: WHERE’S YOUR ATTENTION?

“Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.”
— Greg Anderson

What do you usually focus on: problems or solutions?

When our mind dwells on a problem, we stay stuck. Woe is me! But when we can shift to ask how we might achieve a solution to our problem, our subconscious mind, thinking and creativity move into gear. New possibilities open up.

Get in the habit of asking for solutions!

“Every choice moves us closer to or farther away from something. Where are your choices taking your life? What do your behaviors demonstrate that you are saying yes or no to in life?”
— Eric Allenbaugh

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The more you trust folks the less they let you down.

Which is not, incidentally, why I trust you.

Always,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Tortellini Salad with Tomatoes and Peas

This is one of my standard pasta salads for potlucks or parties. It’s vegetarian and so good! Don’t skimp with the dressing because the tortellini soak up a lot of dressing. I estimated the dressing amounts, so you just need to taste for yourself.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth


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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus


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

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Daily Wisdom
May 31, 2021

Trust
“The soul and spirit that animates and keeps up society is mutual trust.”

-Robert South (1634-1716)


As human beings we really do rely on each other. There are many situations where we have no choice but to trust each other. When we drive on the freeway, for example, we trust that each driver will adhere to the traffic laws and do his or her best to avoid an accident. We trust that when we wait for a bus, that the bus will show up approximately when the schedule says it will do so. Parents trust schools to educate their children, and schools trust parents to get the kids to school on time. Customers trust businesses to provide the products they need, and business trust their customers to keep coming back when they give good service. Love makes the world go ‘round, but trust definitely makes society go ’round!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

Take everything and everyone a little bit more seriously today, without getting grim about it. People may bring you requests or problems that they think are shaking up their world, and you should offer at least a token respect for their worries and needs. None of this puts any pressure on you, unless you get emotionally involved. Remember, you have neither the power nor responsibility to fix it all.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 27, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 27, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


You Tube: The Witch of Wanderlust: Reviewing 2 Books on Chaos Magick

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Spiritual Unite: PINK CHAKRA MEANING AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE


Although the seven primary chakras all have distinct colours that represent their energy in your aura, some chakra colours might originate from more than one chakra, and some chakras can emit different wavelengths and frequencies depending on their strength.

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ThoughtCo: Charge of the Goddess
History and Variations

Charge of the Goddess is perhaps one of the best-known pieces of ritual poetry in today’s magical community, and is often credited to author and priestess Doreen Valiente. The charge itself is a promise, made by the Goddess to her followers, that she will guide them, teach them, and lead them when they need her the most.

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Field Notes on Living (Mark Nepo) ; View at Seventy

I’m standing on a bridge near the top of a mountain, looking back at the winding path that took years to climb.

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MBG: How The Full Moon Will Affect You Based On Your Sign, From Astrologers

Not only is there a doozy of a full moon coming on May 26th, but it’s also a lunar eclipse and the largest supermoon of 2021. This is a significant astrological event, and like any cosmic happening, it’s going to affect people differently depending on their sign. Here, the AstroTwins share their take on what each sign can expect:

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Mermaids: The Dark & Messed Up Origins – (Exploring the Myths Behind Infamous Sea Creatures)

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Elephant Journal: The Power of Mudras: the Healing is in our Hands.

The tip of my right index (pointer) finger delicately touched the tip of my right thumb.
My left hand mirrored the same.

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Treehugger: Comedy Wildlife Photos Capture the Goofiness in Animals

Wildlife photography can be so gorgeous. Photographers wait for hours to capture the perfect breathtaking images of elusive animals unaware they’re being observed.

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EarthSky News: Virgo? Here’s Your Constellation

Virgo the Maiden fully returns to the east at nightfall by late April. By late May, Virgo is well up in the evening. You’ll find Virgo in the evening sky into June and July, too. Then by late August or September, Virgo begins her descent in the west into the glow of evening twilight. In other words, now is the time to watch for Virgo. How can you see her?

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Salt City Pagan: Why I Choose To Be Pagan

In the past couple of weeks an author on Patheos had an open Q&A. I asked about tt their decision to remain a Druid and what kept them on the path.

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They call me Witch

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Inner Journey: BREAK OUT OF ROUTINE

“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.”
— Nietzsche

Where do you need to do some ‘out of the box’ thinking and living?

We are creatures of habit, of patterns. While initially the habits may have served us, they may now be limiting our ability to experience more of life.

What aspect of your life has become routine? How might you bring new life to it? Do some outrageous dreaming! Then do something completely different today.

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.”
— George Washington Carver

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You see prayers that lack conviction, confidence, and that end in question marks like, “Can I? May I? Will I?” are always answered with a happy face: “Sure! You bet! No question!”

However, if you want action instead of answers… Prayers of declaration and exclamation, especially those that end in “So be it! Hallelujah! Pronto my lofty companion!” conjure up the magic.

It’s just how the system was set up.

Pronto my lofty companion!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Peanut Butter Cup S’mores

This twist on a fireside favourite is a must-have in the summer and is ready in mere minutes. The addition of peanut butter is sure to please the palate, and using chocolate peanut butter cups takes the s’mores experience to a whole new level

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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

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
May 27, 2021

Trust
“Those who trust us, educate us.”

-George Eliot, 1874


We learn that to be worthy of trust, or trustworthy, is a good feeling. It’s an honor, really, to have earned someone’s trust. We experience the responsibility that comes with that trust, and we fulfill it, because trust is something we know that we can lose as well as gain.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

Although it may be a peaceful day, that calm may all be on the surface. If dissatisfaction or anger is brewing at depth, there could be thoughts or fantasies of revenge or anger to fuel the bad feelings. Face everyone and everything with great care and respect. You have more than enough strength to deal with whatever comes up. Obviously, don’t bait or antagonize anyone. Kindness wins out

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 25, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 25, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: Total Transformation of Self (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This is a big week energetically and the best thing we can do is surrender into the incoming energies. These energies are pretty firey at the moment and may bring some instability emotionally, mentally and physically. On an internal level we are moving through a period of deep healing and a clearing of old karmic cycles.

Read more….

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Herbal Jedi: Horsetail – Old World Herb for New World Health | Harmonic Arts

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Spirit Library: May – June 2021: Eclipse Season & Mercury Retrograde (a message from Sarah Varcas)

A lunar eclipse in Sagittarius on 26th May begins a sequence of key astrological events, making June 2021 rich with opportunities to rethink our perspective and deepen our perceptions. In these coming weeks our relationship to facts, information, perception and expertise

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Full Moon Pagan Ritual for Releasing and Purging

New moon ceremonies have to do with creation, manifestation, birth, and rebirth. It is the full moon that completes the cycle.

Read more….

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Spiritual Naturalist Society: Mind over Matter by Jeff Worthy

We are living in difficult times. There are signs of recovery and resumption of some activities as we slowly begin to gain the upper hand on the pandemic.

Read more….

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MBG: The Full Flower Moon & Eclipse Is Coming: 8 Ways To Harness Its Power

What would be possible if we opened our minds and expanded our vision, including people and places beyond our current consciousness? The 2021 Sagittarius full moon and eclipse (on May 26 at 7:14 a.m. EDT) can help us process truths hidden in the shadows.

Read more….

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Basilisk or Cockatrice? The Mysterious King of Serpents | Monstrum

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Elephant Journal: How to Hold Space: the Best Support You’ll ever Give.

I’ve had my fair share of ineffective conversations.
Sometimes I know the person isn’t fully listening and wants me to finish talking as quickly as possible. They pull out their phone or start to offer advice as I’m mid-thought. At best, I’m the lucky recipient of unfruitful advice, and at worst, I become the victim of dismissive, even contemptuous lectures.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Photographer Animates Unseen Dimensions Of Trees By Painting Them With Light


This evocative photographic series illuminates and inspires us to look at trees in another way.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: What Is Lunar Libration?

It’s common knowledge that our moon has a near side and a far side. And most people know that half of the moon always faces Earth, and one half always points away. Does this mean we can only see 50% of the moon’s surface from Earth?

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Aphrodite: Encountering the Goddess of Love & Beauty & Initiation

I’ve just finished the fourth of seven classes on Aphrodite.

It’s the first class I’ve created from scratch about a godd that I work with personally and that I don’t really talk about..

Until now.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Mystique Music for Relaxation and Sleep – Mystical Forest

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Inner Journey: OPENING THE HEART

“Everything is made of light; everything is alive. The Great Mystery of life has little to do with intelligence. The universe is not an intellectual process. The intellect is helpful; but our hearts are the wiser partof ourselves.”
— Mellen-Thomas Benedict

Heart is a word that refers to many different levels of our being. Essentially, it is the love aspect of soul, capable of making direct, intuitive contact. Soul love is not emotional; it is highly impersonal and intelligent, capable of grasping the essenceof someone or something without any projection on our part.

Appreciation significantly turns on the heart. Appreciation is not an emotion that arises spontaneously, but a soul quality we can choose. The more often we choose to be appreciative, the easier this choice becomes and the more frequently our heart opensto give and receive love.

“If you open your heart, love opens your mind.”
— Charles John Quarto

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Two of the most powerful words in the English language for bringing about change, are “thank you.”

Especially when offered before the change even occurs and everything still looks pretty much like it did yesterday.

You’ll have to think of something to say afterwards on your own.

Hubba, hubba –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Popcorn Salad

This salad is a real conversation piece. Whoever heard of popcorn in a salad? If you take it to a dinner, mix the salad and carry the popcorn separately to be added at the last minute.

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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

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

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Daily Wisdom
May 25, 2021

Trust
“Trust one who has gone through it.”

-Virgil (70-19 B.C.)


Experience speaks loudly. When we seek advice, don’t we trust someone who has had experience with a subject more than one who merely has an opinion? Experience educates a person in such a way that when that person shares the experience, they can help us to learn, too

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

People may be expecting or needing you to be laid-back and easy to deal with but your own inclinations may make you seem more difficult and demanding. You may see yourself as just being direct while others consider you as being tactless. Save yourself a lot of grief and use extra care with your words and actions. If someone gets bent out of shape, try to catch it instantly and stop it as soon as you can.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 24, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 24, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: Determining the Shape of Your Life (a message from Kate Spreckley)

For some time now we have been required to dig deep to withstand the shifts and disruptions that have and continue to occur. What we are facing is urging us to let go of the deeply rooted patterns and program that have governed us for eons

Read more….

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Return to the Earth and Bone (Short Video on the rise of Northern Spirituality)

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Spiritual Unite: TETRAHEDRON SPIRITUAL MEANING – A WONDERFUL HEALING TOOL


Do you want to know the spiritual meaning of the Tetrahedron? Or want to unlock the secrets of the Tetrahedron Sacred Geometry?

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Basic Reiki Hand Placements for Self Treatment

There are twelve basic hand placements generally used when giving yourself a Reiki treatment.These hand placements are not set in stone, but rather, serve as a guideline for new students conducting self treatments.

Read more….

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MBG: 2021’s Eclipse Season Starts This Week: What Astrologers Want You To Know

This week, a powerful lunar eclipse and Mercury retrograde will keep things… interesting.

The year’s only full moon in Sagittarius blooms on Wednesday, May 26, and this one is extra special.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Where the Horses Sing

Always there is this primary place of belonging in the land and in our souls. It used to be a part of the way we lived, how we walked and breathed.

  • Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee –

Witnessing a growing wasteland, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee seeks the threshold that could bring us back to the place where the land sings—to a deep ecology of consciousness that returns our awareness to a fully animate world.

Read more….

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EPIC Full Moon Lunar Eclipse In Sagittarius! Are You Ready? [May 26, 2021]

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Elephant Journal: Mercury Retrograde: Top Tips from a Tarot Reader, an Astrologer & a Psychic Empath.

Mercury Retrograde can be good for us!
Yep, you read that right. The next takes place from May 29th – June 22nd and, rather than fearing it, we can actually benefit from it. I’ll explain…

First, I have a confession: I’m a card-carrying astrology skeptic.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 13 Rare and Endangered Types of Lizards

Lizards appeared on the Earth about 200 million years ago, and there are approximately 5,000 species of lizards on the planet today. Most lizards have long bodies and tails, small heads, short necks, and moveable eyelids.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Watch for the legendary green flash

It’s not hard to see a green flash with the eye alone, when sky conditions are right, and when you’re looking toward a very clear and very distant horizon. That’s why those who live near an ocean tend to report green flashes most often. A sea horizon is the best place to see them.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Prayer(s) I Make Between Earth and Sky

Sometimes my prayer to the sky is nothing more than a look.

Sometimes a prayer looks like taking off my sgoes and letting grass tangle between my toes.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Dark Magic Music – The Essence

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Inner Journey: DANCE THROUGH YOUR DAY

“Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans: it’s lovely to be silly at the right moment.”
— Horace

Today, we invite you to do the Take-Your-Time Tango. In his book ‘Games for the Soul,’ Drew Leder challenges us to dance through our days with the graceful, slow elegance of a tango dancer.

“Slow down a notch,” Leder counsels. “Do whatever you do in a calm and leisurely fashion. … As much as possible, don’t be driven by inner fear, external deadlines, or rushed companions to stumble through a speeded-up dance. Act as if you have all the time in the world. Come to think of it, you do: No one else has any more hours.”

So stand (or sit) tall. Raise your chin as you gather your full concentration, dignity and self confidence to glide smoothly and beautifully through the day.

“We look at the dance to impart the sensation of living in an affirmation of life, to energize the spectator into keener awareness of the vigor, the mystery, the humor, the variety, and the wonder of life.”
— Martha Graham

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You do know,, that with your status now, you can be a conduit for all the love that’s ever been felt?

Tap into all the knowledge that’s ever been known?

Travel out-of-body through time and space?

Walk on water? Read minds? Speak tongues?

Love yourself? Feel good? Enjoy today?

Yeah, let’s start at the bottom and work up.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cucumber-Mango Salsa

This is a salsa my friend from Trinidad taught me when I was in the navy. We serve this at all Super Bowl parties and picnics in our family! Delish!

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise

Element: Water

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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

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

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Daily Wisdom
May 23, 2021

Trust
“Self-trust, we know, is the first secret of success.”

-Lady Wilde (1891)


That’s the lesson we learn over and over again. It all comes back to the self. We must trust ourselves. We must trust our instincts. We must trust our connection with the universe enough to take the steps necessary to make progress in the direction of our success.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

Great wealth is available to you today. It may not be monetary, but some of it just may be. Look around you, do your best, and take measure of all the opportunities that are being given to you today. This might be the start of an upturn in your well-being and status with co-workers or family members. Feel rich and blessed. The World says you are!

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 19, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 19, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: Power of the Heart (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Currently our sense of compassion and empathy is increasing as significant amounts of energy is moving from our heads to our hearts. As a result, our sensitivity is growing intensifying our feelings and challenging us to remain grounded and present in the now

Read more….

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My full moon ritual

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Spiritual Unite: 16 KUNDALINI AWAKENING SYMPTOMS


In this article, you will learn about kundalini awakening symptoms. Kundalini in Sanskrit means coiled snake, in Dharma it refers to your primal energy. It is located at the base of your spine.

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ThoughtCo: Litha Craft Projects

Celebrate Litha, the longest day of the year, with fun crafts you can make with your family. This is the time of year when the herb gardens are blooming, so make some summer incense, a sunflower ring for your altar or wall, a handfasting basket for that lovey-dovey couple who’s getting married, and a Stonehenge sundial.

Read more….

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MBG: Are You A Life Path 8? Here’s What It All Means, From Numerologists

If you’re into astrology, human design, or really anything related to personality, you’ve probably heard a bit about numerology.

In numerology, numbers and letters hold energetic vibrations—and those vibrations are thought to influence our direction in life

Read more….

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Daily Good: To Heal the Human Heart

Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself.

  • Mohsin Hamid –

To Heal the Human Heart

The science of empathy is now one of the most celebrated subjects of psychological and neuro-psychological enquiry and it has the potential to transform human society in spectacular ways. For instance, if a human being’s central nervous system carries blueprints for empathy, and if the health and vitality of one’s empathy circuits depend on one’s environment from conception through adulthood, what does that mean about our moralistic judgments of good and evil, and of punishment and reward? This well-written piece on the latest findings on empathy and on its limitations offers some surprising and heartening answers. { read more }

Be The Change

The next time someone irritates you with something they said, try to understand where they may be coming from and how they may be feeling. Can you try to respond with compassion instead of anger?

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Saxon House Pagan Solstice Ritual.

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Treehugger: Grease-Covered Baby Fox Rescued on Railroad Tracks

A tiny fox baby is in critical condition, but hopefully on her way to recovery after a hunter found her covered in tar on railroad tracks in southern Pennsylvania.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Jupiter at west quadrature on May 21

If you could look down on the solar system plane from above on May 21, 2021, you’d see that the sun, Earth and Jupiter form a 90 degree angle in space, with our planet Earth at the vertex of this angle. Astronomers say that Jupiter is at west quadrature at this juncture. That is, it’s 90 degree west of the sun. By definition, a superior planet – such as Jupiter – is said to be at west quadrature whenever it resides 90 degrees west of the sun on the sky’s dome.

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Patheos-Pagan: Philosophy in Modern Paganism, and Why I Am a Druid

Our next questions from Conversations Under the Oaks concern topics that are more connected than you might think at first glance.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Waltz of The Bone King | Dark Waltz Music (Cartoon Special)

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Inner Journey: GIVING CHOICE

“Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give.”
— David O. McKay

I want to choose the details of my life. Fortunately, I’ve come to appreciate how important it is to give others the freedom to choose their own paths.

None of us wants our choice robbed from us. I can’t know what’s best for anyone but me. So why give unsolicited advice to others and expect them to follow it?

“The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.”
— Samuel Butler

“What man wants is simply independent choice, whatever that may cost and wherever it may lead.”
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Here’s a little workshop on how to manifest absolutely anything…

1.Ask once.
2.Give thanks often.

End of little workshop.

Thanks, again –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Salmon Tacos with Mango Salsa

Grilled salmon wrapped up in a small tortilla, topped with peach-mango salsa, shredded cabbage, avocado, and a special sauce.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

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

Element: Air


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

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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

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Daily Wisdom
May 19, 2021

Birth
“Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting.”

-William Wordsworth (1770-1850)


We are in human form, but we are spiritual beings. We need to awaken to that, and remain aware of our spirituality. The body demands attention, and we must take good care of it. With a healthy body we are more free to learn and grow and experience more of the spiritual, more of ourselves

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

You may be dwelling on your weakness or discomfort, and those things may be real enough, but take heart and know that these things are also temporary and are not going to last much longer. You underestimate or overlook your great powers of recovery and self-healing. You have too much love of life to be kept down for long. Give yourself a break and relax a bit.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 18, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 18, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: Another Cycle of Deep Inner Transformation (a message from Kate Spreckley)

It seems we are moving through yet another cycle of deep inner transformation, which is preparing us for the upcoming eclipse season that starts with the Full Moon eclipse on the 26th. Our intuition is being heightened and will make us more susceptible to picking up and taking on the emotions and energies of others

Read more….

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The Story of Hera – All You Need to Know About The Queen of Olympus | Greek Mythology Explained

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Spiritual Unite: UNDERSTANDING DESTINY NUMBER 3
Destiny Number 3 people are born to be creative and to express this on Earth in some way. The arts appeal to them for this reason, it is their ultimate joy to create, it can be art, music, writing, preforming, anything that allows them to express their feelings in a physical manner.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Croning Ceremony to Celebrate Women’s Wisdom

For a long time, to be called a crone was an insult. The very word implied a wrinkled, hunchbacked old woman, unwanted and unloved.

Read more….

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Field Notes On Living: The Path of Lasting Friendship

The deep irony of my life as a teacher is that I travel all over to affirm that ther’s nowhere to go but here.

Read more….

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MBG: Jupiter In Pisces Will Bring A Summer of Karmic Tests: Here’s What To Know

Is this the real thing…or just a fantasy? From May 13 to July 28, 2021, expansive Jupiter will make its first of three visits to Pisces, the zodiac sign that rules creativity, hidden information, and the subconscious.

Read more….

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What Are Leprechauns?

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Treehugger: 12 Piranha Facts to Sink Your Teeth Into

Piranhas’ reputation precedes them. These feisty South American fish are notorious for their sharp teeth, fierce demeanor, and outsized appetites, which allegedly can compel a group of piranhas to skeletonize a cow in minutes.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Regulus and the 1st quarter moon on May 19

From around the world this evening – May 19, 2021 – you’ll see the moon at or close to its half-illuminated first quarter phase, and in the vicinity of Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Four Elements In a New Form, Inspired by Basic Physics

The four elements have been around as a system for understanding for over 2,000 years. They were rooted in….

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Inner Journey: BELIEVE IN MAGIC!

“…for magic to happen in your life, you must believe in magic.”
— Grandmother, quoted by Lynn Andrews

“Most of the time, we fall in love but can’t remain there. The world then calls the state we were in a delusion or infatuation … But we merely lacked, or someone else lacked, the emotional skills to hold on to the magic when the morning came. …In truth, we can go to the moon and retain its magic for a lifetime.”
— Marianne Williamson

“We think, sometimes, there’s not a dragon left. Not one brave knight, not a single princess gliding through secret forests … What a pleasure to be wrong. Princesses, knights, enchantments and dragons, mystery and adventure … not only are they here-and-now, they’re all that ever lived on earth! Masters of reality still meet us in dreams to tell us that we’ve never lost the shield we need against dragons, that blue-fire voltage arcs through us now to change our world as we wish. Intuition whispers true: We’re not dust, we’re magic!”
— Richard Bach

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Of course you probably could have done something else entirely with your life; something easier or more common, and have been even more successful than you are today.

But then, you wouldn’t become as successful as you are about to be.

Remember, you wanted it all?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Clementine and Chocolate Chip Cake

I made the proto-type for this clementine cake by digging through the kitchen to see what we had. My seven-year-old son adored it. This is the second iteration and I found it’s a winner. The whole fruit and whole flour provide a decent amount of nutrition for a dessert. The texture came out surprising smooth. Enjoy.

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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

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

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Daily Wisdom
May 18, 2021

Birth
“Birth may be a matter of a moment. But it is a unique one.”

-Frederick Leboyer


Birth is a beginning. It is the single event that starts us on our journey in this lifetime. Our grand entrance into the world! And here we are. Somehow all the right pieces were in place to make this miracle, and we were born to live this life. Life is precious.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

Take your place in the World and be in your element all day long. Your practical mind and easy nature let you cruise through the regular maze that is daily life. If anything out of the ordinary arises, you’ll know instinctively how to approach it and resolve things to your satisfaction. Today may not be easy or effortless but it will be rich in success and approval – from yourself and probably others as well.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 17, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 17, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: A Positive Difference (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This week an interesting energetic shift occurred, which is taking us into a lighter more expansive phase. As a result, our hearts are expanding and our intuition is being heightened, which will make us extra sensitive to what is occurring both internally and externally.

Read more….

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Herbal Jedi: The Magic of Mugwort

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Spiritual Unite: BLUE CHAKRA MEANING AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE


Blue auric energy represents the fifth primary energy centre of the subtle body – the Throat chakra.

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ThoughtCo: Who Can Perform Your Handfasting?

In many Pagan traditions, participants opt to have a handfasting ceremony rather than a formal wedding. Handfasting was common centuries ago in the British Isles, and then vanished for a while.

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Patheos / New Visions: Practices From the Inside Out: The Sacred in the Everyday

Many of us seem to think our lives are like a garden. We want clearly defined boarders between the different parts of our lives.

Read more….

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MBG: Astrologers Say This Week Is Going To Be A Walk On The Romantic Side

As we cruise into Gemini season, all signs point to a loving week ahead. Here’s your horoscope from the AstroTwins.

Get ready! Budding connections could blossom into something “seriously serious” this Wednesday, May 19.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: How to make a Lemon Balm elixir!

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Elephant Journal: Mercury Retrograde can be Good for us: 5 Tips to Make the Most of It

Whether you’re an astrology skeptic or a believer, listen up: Mercury Retrograde can be good for us!
Yep, you read that right. The next Mercury Retrograde takes place from May 29th – June 22nd. And, rather than fearing it, we can actually benefit from it. I’ll explain…

Read more….

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Treehugger: What’s That Sound? 7 Wildlife Calls You Might Hear in Your Backyard

Squirrels, pigeons and the occasional raccoon or opossum are about the extent of the backyard wildlife most of us encounter.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Mercury at greatest elongation on May 16-17

Want to nab Mercury, the innermost planet of the solar system, sometimes called the most elusive planet? Now’s the time to catch this world, as Mercury the inferior planet swings to its greatest elongation east of the setting sun on May 17, 2021 (evening of May 16 for the Americas).

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Sigil For a Thriving Work Environment

Everyone deserves to have a thriving work environment, no matter what job they are doing, or who they are. I have created this sigil in support of…

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Pagan Playlist: THE VALLEY OF DREAMS – Stive Morgan

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Inner Journey: THE FIRST STEP TO FORGIVENESS

“To get to forgiveness, we first have to work through the painful experiences that require it.”
— Christiane Northrup

To forgive, we do not have to say that whatever happened was okay. In fact, before we can forgive, we need to allow ourselves to really feel the pain of the experience. If we don’t fully acknowledge our hurts, we will continue to carry them subconsciously and they will drain our energy.

To forgive, we need to decide that we won’t allow the memories of the event to poison us any longer. We’re ready to heal this wound from the past and open to a fresh new beginning.

The blessing is that when we’re really ready to experience our pain and we open to it, it usually fades away. By honouring our pain, we release it.

“We must let ourselves feel all the painful destruction we want to forgive rather than swallow it in denial. If we do not face it, we cannot choose to forgive it.”
— Kenneth McNoll

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what it sometimes means when you feel a bit bummed out and aren’t sure why?

When you catch yourself looking back over your shoulder and wondering?

When you feel doubt, sense uncertainty, and experience fear?

When you sometimes wonder what’s taking so long?

It means you’re normal.

Yeeeeeeee-haaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Garlic Shrimp Pasta Bake

Want a super satisfying, quick and easy dinner? Then this buttery garlic shrimp pasta bake is definitely a family pleasing meal idea that you should try!

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


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

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Daily Wisdom
May 17, 2021

Birth
“Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself.”

-Erich Fromm (1900-1980)


This is it. It’s like the butterfly. First it is given birth as a caterpillar. And then it transforms, it gives birth to itself as a butterfly. We are very much the same. We are born into this body, and then we discover who we really are, we transform ourselves into who we want to be. And then we can fly

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

It may be fun to take a risk or two, but this is not the day for it. You can fight your way through any difficulty, but why make work for yourself or put yourself in harm’s way? Remember, harm comes in more forms than just what is physical. If you need to blow off steam and exert your power, maybe take it to the gym.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 14, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 14, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: Knowledge Is Power (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Remaining grounded and balanced can be challenging at this time as we are being drawn inward to integrate the New Moon energies. With this integration waves of energy are being cleared from the collective in preparation for the upcoming eclipse season. As a result, we are being called to gather our energy and restore our reserves

Read more….

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Tarot for Beginners: How I Use Tarot Cards for Self Discovery & Guidance

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Spirituality & Health: Balancing the Throat Chakra for Neck and Shoulder Pain

When there is pain in the neck or restriction in the throat chakra, it’s worth asking: What emotions are caught in our throat, unable to be spoken?

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Hestia, Greek Goddess of the Hearth

The Greek goddess Hestia watches over domesticity and the family, and was traditionally honored with the first offering at any sacrifice made in the home.

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Element of Earth: Money Pebbles

Money Pebbles

Earth is the element of stability, foundation, strength, growth and prosperity in all it’s forms. earth is the densest of all the elements and is physically manifested in stones, rocks, crystals, and gems

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Shaolin Qigong 15 Minute Daily Routine

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Elephant Journal: The Butterfly Method to Higher Consciousness.

One thing I’ve learned in my life is the timeless truth that sometimes “to speed up, you must slow down.”
When we slow our roll, we have the opportunity to get present, to be in the moment, get into our lives, and give ourselves the gift of seeing what is going on instead of just doing the do.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 25 of the Most Dangerous Animals in the World

A 2019 study at Utah State University examined how many people are injured or killed each year by wildlife in the United States, the first such review to take place since 2002.1

It found that more than 47,000 people sought medical attention after being attacked or bitten by wildlife each year, resulting in eight fatalities on average.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Mercury at greatest elongation on May 16-17

Want to nab Mercury, the innermost planet of the solar system, sometimes called the most elusive planet? Now’s the time to catch this world, as Mercury the inferior planet swings to its greatest elongation east of the setting sun on May 17, 2021 (evening of May 16 for the Americas).

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Working With Many Gods

Today we have three questions about working with multiple Gods. Or if you prefer, worshipping, working for, serving, honoring – pick the term that matches what you do.

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Pagan/ New Age Playlist: ☼ Dancing Soul ☼ music by Sacred Earth

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Inner Journey: CREATE CONSCIOUSLY

“No man has a chance to enjoy permanent success until he begins to look in a mirror for the real cause of all his mistakes.”
— Napoleon Hill

The law of karma is the law of cause and effect. It works unavoidably when there is no consciousness — when we are not present in the moment. When there is no consciousness, the past creates the future.

The law of Love supersedes the law of karma. It intervenes in the process by focusing in the present. In fact, one could say that Love is being fully present. When anything is initiated in Love in the present, the future of that reality will be purposeful, meaningful, loving and powerful.

“He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have forgotten its cause.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

“In my beginning is my end.”
— T.S. Eliot

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A Note from the Universe

Judging yourself for what you haven’t yet accomplished is like finding fault with a caterpillar that can’t fly or tree that can’t leave… well, you know what I mean.

You will soar,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Teriyaki Ground Beef Skillet

A quick and easy one-pan, kid-friendly skillet dinner with sweet, rich, and flavorful meat and an Asian twist. The perfect weeknight dinner served with white rice.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth


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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus


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

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Daily Wisdom
May 14, 2021

Science
“I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”

-Isaac Newton (1642-1727)


It is with that child-like heart that all great adventures begin. It’s the big “what ifs” in life that spark our curiosity and engage our attention. When we love doing something, it’s not work to us, but play.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

You may be dwelling on your weakness or discomfort, and those things may be real enough, but take heart and know that these things are also temporary and are not going to last much longer. You underestimate or overlook your great powers of recovery and self-healing. You have too much love of life to be kept down for long. Give yourself a break and relax a bit.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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