Love and Peace: Cat’s Angel Message for January 31, 2023

Love and Peace: Cat’s Angel Message for January 31, 2023

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

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Sprinkle love and peace where ever you go today! ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Love and Peace

131: Love and peace. Sounds like a 60’s revival doesn’t it? These words are just as important today (maybe even more so) as they were then. The truth is that every living thing is touched by them. Don’t lose sight of the things that really matter and do your best to keep spreading love and peace. Today the universe is asking us to end the month with a shift of thought. By lifting ourselves to a higher level of love and peace we are able to see things more clearly as we become more energetically empowered. Remember, what you send out comes back so this is a great day to share this loving and peaceful energy or by simply offering a prayer for a friend or loved one who needs it, for the world, the earth or even for yourself!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

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

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

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

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Inspirational Apatite helps us to be of service by encouraging us to be more open and at ease in social situations as it promotes a humanitarian attitude.

Pink Kunzite is a feel good stone that helps us to go with the flow. It brings feelings of peace as it connects us to universal love as it removes obstacles from our path and promotes communication on all levels

Rose Quartz. This soft pink crystal is the ultimate nurturer of compassion and loving energy. It soothes the heart, mind, and spirit. It helps us to bring out the best part of ourselves so that we can help and heal not only ourselves but others as well

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday January 30, 2023

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday January 30, 2023

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

Blessings, Cat

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January Quotes

“Frozen puddles–
the crack of axes
from four directions.
January sun–
puddle after puddle
becomes mud.”

Michael P. Garofalo, Cuttings – January

gardendigest.com

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January Events 2023

Jan 1 Happy New Year!

Jan 5 Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

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

Jan 12 Mars goes Direct

Jan 16 MLK Jr. Day

Jan 18 Mercury goes direct

Jan 20 Sun enters Aquarius

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

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan 22 Lunar New Year of the Rabbit

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spirit Library: Weekly Forecast: January 29 – February 4, 2023
Kelly M. Beard


1/29 ~ Sun (core identity) ~trine~ Mars (desire):
This is a powerful energy for solidifying who you are, what you want and what you are capable of. It brings out your desire to be truly self-sustained & independent,

Read more….

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So you Want to Start Practicing Witchcraft

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Spiritual Unite: HAIRY CATERPILLAR SPIRITUAL MEANING

As small, furry creatures that make their way around the Earth, hairy caterpillars have often been thought to carry spiritual meanings.

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Learn Religions: Brighid, the Hearth Goddess of Ireland

By Patti Wigington
Updated on January 10, 2018


In Irish mythological cycles, Brighid (or Brighit), whose name is derived from the Celtic brig or “exalted one”, is the daughter of the Dagda, and therefore one of the Tuatha de Dannan.

Read more….

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MBG: There’s One Day This Week That’s Perfect For Taking Risks, Astrologers Say

With the Sun beaming in collaborative Aquarius since January 20, the spirit of progress and unity is in the air. But there could be some hiccups ahead. Here’s your weekly horoscope, from The AstroTwins.

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Exemplore: 10 Most Haunted Roads in the World
MIKE GRINDLEJAN 25, 2023 5:06 PM EST

You’ve probably heard of a haunted manor or a haunted castle, but how about a haunted road? Well, they might be more common than you think. You can find stories of ghostly hitchhikers, ethereal pedestrians, and even phantom cars worldwide.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon occults Mars January 30-31

The waxing gibbous moon occults Mars on the night of January 30-31, 2023, for parts of the globe including southern North America, the Caribbean, northern South America and other areas. Also look for the red star Aldebaran, fiery Eye of Taurus the Bull, nearby. And the eye-catching constellation Orion the Hunter will finish out the cosmic scene. Chart via John Jardine Goss/ EarthSky.

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Patheos-Pagan: The blossoming of the silver flower: shamanic rituals of creation
JANUARY 21, 2023 BY BEN H. GAGNON


Reenacting the moment of creation inside the body and mind has long been a cross-cultural shamanic practice.
The majority of creation myths begin with a source of heat evaporating dormant waters into the first clouds and storms – the birth of weather and the perpetual water cycle (see previous column for more on this).

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Ocean Fantasy Music – Dreams of Atlantis | Mystery, Enchanted

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Inner Journey:

TRANSFORMATION

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
— William Faulkner

Longing for a miracle that will transform your life? Miracles happen, and if we don’t want that magic to disappear on us, we need to learn from each epiphany — to integrate it, apply it, and build on it so we can permanently shift to a new level of being.

The real key to fulfillment lies in ONGOING transformation: building our awareness of daily opportunities to change our perceptions and raise our consciousness. Life is about dissolving the old and creating anew. The more we open to accepting and learning from every life experience, the more our lives transform.

“Enlightenment must come little by little — otherwise it would overwhelm.”
— Idries Shah

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

A little workshop on amassing wealth and abundance:

Think abundantly.

Thought is the greatest investment vehicle of all time—no matter what’s happening within any economy. Thoughts have their own economy, and now is a super-great time to get in on the ground floor. I can take most any old invisible thought of yours and turn it into a mine of gold, a mountain of cash, or a well of prosperity.

The best is yet to come. Invest in yourself, think wisely, follow your hunches, and live the life of your dreams.

Right about now,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 13 Immune-Boosting Citrus Salads

Savor bright, striking flavor and boost your immune system when citrus is on the menu. These bold salads incorporate fruits like grapefruit, lime, and orange in tantalizing ways that guarantee to make your next meal memorable

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

If any problems arise today, they will probably come out of being careless about something simple and normally no trouble at all. Carelessness is the chief threat to having things go smoothly. Even if only small things are lost, broken, or need to be redone, it can make tomorrow even more of a mess than today might be. Pay attention to details, take your time and do your best.

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)
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Divine Goddess: Cat’s Angel Message for January 30, 2023

Divine Goddess: Cat’s Angel Message for January 30, 2023

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

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The divine feminine leves within each of us. Embrace her! ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Divine Goddess

130: Today we find ourselves surrounded by divine feminine energy. Yes, goddess energy! She is asking us to pay attention to our intuition (which we talked about yesterday). It is through our intuition that we see our own divine nature and the critical role we play in our own destiny. The goddess also reminds us to pay attention to the moon cycles which affect how you feel and add power to your manifestation process. Remember to be crystal clear about what you want or want to make happen as it will add some extra ‘fertilizer” to your thought seeds. The Goddess is always here, she is the earth below our feet, the sky above us and found in every living creature. Like the angels, she is always there to surround her children with loving knowledge.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Ariel ( the lion) teaches us that by embracing our divine spark we can open the doors to creating the life we want. Be bold like the lion and use your strength and focus to find a forward path. Archangel Ariel also works with the earth and environment (nature angels and sprite too) she can help those unfamiliar with the Sacred Feminine work connect with her.

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

The Egyptian Goddess Nuit (Nut) represents the sky and the cosmos. She is a mother goddess, a life giver. She teaches us the importance of nurturing ourselves with patience and love. As a cosmic goddess she reminds us of our divine place in the Universe and while we may feel small and insignificant the truth is far different. She says” Rejoice in your own power. It is love and patience that allow you to shape the world and make you a creator in your own right. Embrace your power and get ready to grow!”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Moonstone, the stone of new beginnings is associated with the divine feminine. This beautiful, watery stone helps to navigate the cycles of change and calms our emotions. Gently encouraging creative thinking and creative problem solving as it brings our intuitive skills forward, promoting control and confidence so these skills become more familiar and easier to access. It also provides emotional healing by helping to stabilize the emotions and draw out old emotional patterns.

 Nuummite is often referred to as the Sorcerers or Magicians Stone and aid in both meditation and protection. It strengthens and enhances our personal magic in areas of luck and prosperity. Used during meditation it helps us see our true selves more clearly as it sets us on the path of self mastery. Nuummite also contains the energy of the earth element which can help us connect to the Earth Mother.

Rose Quartz. This soft pink crystal is the ultimate nurturer of compassion and loving energy. It soothes the heart, mind, and spirit. It helps us to bring out the best part of ourselves so that we can help and heal not only ourselves but others as well

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Choosing Our Direction: Cat’s Angel Message for January 29, 2023

Choosing Our Direction: Cat’s Angel Message for January 29, 2023

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

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Trust your inner voice to give the guidance that you need. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Choosing Our Direction

129: Today the Universe is reminding us of the importance of trusting in ourselves and the guidance that we receive from within. Our intuition is a powerful ally. However, we sometimes have the tendency to ignore it in favor of outside influences or by allowing our ego getting in the way. Remember that the Universe is always creating something new to take the place of what we have lost. Set ego aside and embrace trust in yourselves and in your own abilities. By learning to trust that inner voice we gain self-confidence, inner peace and the firm foundation we need to step into our own power. As confidence is gained so does the power of our inner wisdom. Use your natural talents and gifts to help create a new self-reliant you. One who has the confidence to sift through the external noise around them and choose the direction best suited for their personal growth.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Zadkiel teaches us that true compassion and healing lies in our ability to forgive ourselves and others. This is essential to the letting go and letting it be processes as it allows our hearts and minds to make room and teaches us to just breathe and embrace compassion which in turn makes room for new growth. This is one of the best self-healing practices and gifts that we can give ourselves.

The Ascended Master Solomon helps us to take what we are given and make the most of it. He  teaches us how to do things more efficiently as he guides us through difficult situations. Focus and efficiency help us in our quest for personal evolution and help create the necessary stepping stones we need to move ahead.

The Greek Goddess Artemis helps us to hone our intuitive skills so that we get the information we need without the unnecessary backwash. She teaches us how to trust in ourselves and honor our own wisdom. By following our inner guidance system we are setting ourselves on the path of authenticity and personal truth. Allow yourself to be a “huntress” like Artemis and track down your inner power. She tells us,  “All the skills and knowledge you need for success lives within you. Your inner wisdom is a powerful thing and you know in your heart when something is good and right.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

The gentle energy of Blue Lace Agate helps our overall communication skills by teaching us to freely express thoughts and feelings in a peaceful manner. it also allows us to find balance and emotional calm during times of stress. This stone is associated with the Archangel Zadkiel.

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

Pietersite (Tempest Stone) helps us to work through beliefs and conditioning imposed upon us by others. It opens our intuitive connection and creates a link to a loving level of guidance. It also helps us see the truth and strengthen our will while increasing our focus on where we really want life to take us. It helps us to rid ourselves of negative energy and replaces it with calm.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Say No To Drama: Cat’s Angel Message for January 28, 2023

Say No To Drama: Cat’s Angel Message for January 28, 2023

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

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It’s okay to walk away from drama. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Say No To Drama

128: Drama people are everywhere. Today the Universe is gently reminding us that when we get caught up in the everyday dramas of others we lose our focus and our momentum. Let yourself rise above these distractions and direct your energy into creating new opportunities, opening new doors or simple the things that bring you peace.. To take advantage of these blessings we must be willing to let go of old habits and thought patterns. Both of which can be centered around the dramas (direct and indirectly) taking place in our lives. Allow you inner wisdom to guide you as it will keep you from getting sidetracked. Remember to stay flexible because when one door opens another closes. This initiates and activates growth and opportunity. Remember, the angels will not do this for you and you must do your part to make things happen. The combination of thoughts, actions and energies will all play a major role in our overall success and the key is in maintaining focus and keeping an optimistic outlook to make things flow.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

This is a good time to ask Archangel Michael for assistance. When we are bombarded with the energy of others (negative or not) it creates psychic lines and hooks that attach to our energy field and effectively drain our energy. One of my spiritual mentors taught me this simple exercise: “Archangel Michael please cut away all psychic hooks, lines, and cords that have been attached to me by others. Please return these things to the people who sent them, not to do do them harm, simply to return what is theirs.” When I do this I always feel a tingly sensation on my neck/back etc followed by a sense of relief.

The Ascended Master Serapis Bey brings us the necessary spiritual insight we need when dealing with negative people, feelings or situations. By surrounding yourself with loving energy you can find the peace you need to deal with off color moments. He  teaches us that loving self care allows us the choice of removing ourselves from negative people and situations..

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

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Eulite (Hypersthene) which helps us to find solutions to problems (large and small) that get in our way and can hold us back. It will also make seeing the answers and solutions easier by stopping the need to overthink or overly critical thinking. Eulite is also useful for building solid relationships which are necessary for the manifestation process and our personal evolution.

Red Jasper helps us to see problems before the get out of hand while promoting new ideas and creative problem solving. It strengthens personal boundaries and keeps us grounded.

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

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Cat’s Morning Bits for Friday January 27, 2023

Cat’s Morning Bits for Friday January 27, 2023

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

Blessings, Cat

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January Quotes

“No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference. It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left. It is the nativity of our common Adam.”

Charles Lamb

gardendigest.com

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January Events 2023

Jan 1 Happy New Year!

Jan 5 Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

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

Jan 12 Mars goes Direct

Jan 16 MLK Jr. Day

Jan 18 Mercury goes direct

Jan 20 Sun enters Aquarius

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

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan 22 Lunar New Year of the Rabbit

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Preparing for Imbolc 🌱 Ideas DIY’s and Rituals

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Spirituality & Health: The Goddess Brigid and the Star Tarot Card
Messages of Hope and Resilience
by Julie Peters

The goddess Brigid—widely celebrated on February 1st—and the Star tarot card have much in common. Explore how these two figures represent resilience after collapse.

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Learn Religions: Hold An Imbolc House Cleansing Ritual

By Patti Wigington
Updated on January 20, 2018


No one really likes to clean, but we all know we feel better when our physical space is tidy. It’s one of life’s necessary chores. Start your spring off with a good thorough cleaning, and then follow that up with a spiritual cleansing.

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Pioneer Thinking: Sore Throat Remedy

The best way to cure a real sore throat in adults is using a gargle. Children are not able to gargle, so a throat compress or a homeopathic medicine is a better sore throat remedy for them.

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Exemplore: Everything You Need to Know About the Sun as a Ruling Planet
ANDREA LAWRENCEJAN 24, 2023 4:09 PM EST

The Sun is one of the most important objects in astrology. Your astrological sign is based on where the Sun was located at the time of your birth.

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Moody Moons: I Don’t Care What the Witchcraft Cultural Appropriation Police Think. And Neither Should You.

The concept of cultural appropriation—an idea shaped & popularized largely by an elite class of Ivy League intellectuals in the 1980s–has permeated witchcraft in the last decade.

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EarthSky News: Capella is sometimes called the Goat Star

Capella shines brightly on winter nights
The star Capella is prominent on Northern Hemisphere winter evenings. It’s also known as Alpha Aurigae because it’s the brightest star in the constellation Auriga the Charioteer. Plus, Capella is the northernmost star in the huge asterism, or star pattern, known as the Winter Hexagon. It’s the sixth-brightest star in our night sky (or seventh in all, if you count the sun).

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Patheos-Pagan: Working with the Ancestors: Healing the Scapegoat
JANUARY 25, 2023 BY KATIE GERRARD

When you combine ancestor work with psychology it becomes beautifully multifaceted. Exploring the role of the scapegoat within your ancestry can be powerful and transformative.

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Inner Journey:

REVIEW YOUR LIFE

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
— James Levin

Take a few minutes today to reflect on what has happened recently and to put the last week in perspective. What made an impact on you this last week? What do you want to set as a goal for next week?

Reflection helps us step back from the details of our lives and see the bigger picture with fresh eyes. It’s worth a few moments of your time. Review your week and come up with at least one conclusion, insight or learning and write it in your journal.

“Just because we increase the speed of information doesn’t mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.”
— Dale Dauten

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Accidents, coincidences, and serendipities don’t create dreams.

Your dreams create them.

Dream away,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Eggplant Parmesan

This easy eggplant Parmesan recipe has layers of crispy, breaded eggplant slices that have been baked, instead of fried. The combination of crunchy bread crumbs, tomato sauce, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese is guaranteed to please!

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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 Tarot: The Lovers

If you’re hesitant to do something or to make a decision, that’s OK. What urgently needs to be done will be done, so don’t worry about it. There may simply be too many options and too many conflicting requests coming up all at the same time. Sometimes hesitation can be a sign of prudence and a refreshing change from impulsiveness.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Believe In Yourself: Cat’s Angel Message for January 27, 2023

Believe In Yourself: Cat’s Angel Message for January 27, 2023

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

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Believe in magick. Believe in good things. Above all believe in yourself! ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Believe In Yourself

127: Everyone’s “Life Path” is unique and once we set our course we tend to follow where it leads us. Often we’re alone, sometimes taking side paths as we grow and change and sometimes merging with the paths of others. There are even times when we leave our path altogether and wander. Wandering can be a good thing as we forge ahead and embrace new adventures. However, sometimes we wander off the path and become lost and have trouble finding our way back. Today our spirit helpers are reminding us that if we are feeling lost or  lacking direction, that we simply need to ask for help from our divine support team. Remember that our paths do change so look for signs both visual and intuitive to help you. Change help us to grow so believe in yourself and don’t be afraid to strike off in a new direction or side path if it calls to your heart. Take time today to acknowledge your personal growth and plant or tend to your thought seeds. Above all, give yourself a BIG hug. You are doing fine and any assistance you need is only a request away!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Raguel helps us to find our power and brings clarity when we feel conflicted about what to do next by providing a boost of energy and by bringing order to your thoughts.  He also aids in the letting go process which is essential to moving forward. Raguel reminds us that sometimes people can get “freaky” when they see you moving off in a new direction and helps to smooth the way by resolving conflicts and disharmony with those around us as we work with our creative magic.

The Ascended Master El Morya can help if you have trouble staying present and focused in the now. He teaches us the importance of putting aside what we cannot control  so that we are free to think about other things. He reminds us that it is our faith that  keeps us grounded so that we can embrace both the patience and the clear decision making needed to make things happen.

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

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Azurite increases our ability to receive spiritual guidance and helps us to see through illusions and clears the mind so that we can see our path clearly. It helps to develop our intuitive skills as it expands the mind to promote clear thinking, understanding and new perspectives.

 **Copper is a conductor that moves energy and helps us communicate with the higher realms. It can also increase self esteem and self awareness which are essential to embracing our divine spark and our powers of manifestation.

Danburite promotes changes, patience and peace of mind. Meditating with Danburite helps us access our inner guidance system

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday January 26, 2023

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday January 26, 2023

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

Blessings, Cat

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January Quotes

“Long yellow rushes bending
above the white snow patches;
purple and gold ribbon
of the distant wood:
what an angle
you make with each other as
you lie there in contemplation.”
–  William Carlos Williams, January Morning – XII

gardendigest.com

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January Events 2023

Jan 1 Happy New Year!

Jan 5 Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

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

Jan 12 Mars goes Direct

Jan 16 MLK Jr. Day

Jan 18 Mercury goes direct

Jan 20 Sun enters Aquarius

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

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan 22 Lunar New Year of the Rabbit

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spirit Library: Earth Triage
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

You likely feel as if the earth will always be chaotic, as if everyone is angry enough to harm others or themselves despite your best attempts to find joy in your world.

Read more….

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How to celebrate Imbolc | Pagan customs & midwinter rituals & folk witchcraft

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Spirituality & Health: An Imbolc Fire Ritual
by Julie Peters

Honor the pagan festival of Imbolc with a simple ritual designed to release the heaviness of winter and invite in the healing fire of springtime.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Crafts for the Imbolc Sabbat

By Patti Wigington
Updated on November 13, 2019


Imbolc falls on February 2, and it’s a time to celebrate the goddess Brighid, as well as rejoice in knowing that the end of winter is coming soon. This is the season when the ewes are nursing their newly born lambs, and spring and the planting season are right around the corner.

Read more….

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MBG: Your Feng Shui Forecast and Flower Ally for 2023—Year of the Black Yin Water Rabbit

The Lunar New Year falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice, when the moon is dark in the sky. Over the next 15 days it waxes as it begins to get brighter and brighter

Read more….

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Exemplore: Ways to Conduct a Transformational New Moon Ritual
LYDIA WORKMANNOV 1, 2022

What Is the New Moon?
The New Moon is the lunar phase when the Moon first appears as a small crescent in the sky. It occurs right after the Sun and the Moon have been in conjunct. This is the very beginning of the Waxing Moon phase and is a powerful time to start taking the initial steps toward projects you wish to bear fruit

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EarthSky News: Moon near Jupiter January 25 and 26

Waxing crescent moon near Jupiter
On the evenings of January 25 and 26, 2023, the waxing crescent moon meets up with Jupiter. So if you see a bright “star” near the moon on those evenings, it’s the planet Jupiter. You can’t miss them if you look!

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Patheos-Pagan: When Did You Know You Were a Witch?
JANUARY 25, 2023 BY JOHN BECKETT

If you’ve ever tried to get an answer from Google that requires more than about three words, you understand the importance of asking the right question in the right way.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: The Great Nothing – Sapphire Moon (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:THE KEY TO CREATIVITY

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge islimited. Imagination encircles the world.”
— Albert Einstein

Do you know the key to creativity?

It rhymes with weed. It produces the oak tree. We often eat it or grind it up for flour. It can mean cause or origination. You guessed it. It is SEED.

Our minds love to associate one thing to another. But as we get stuck in very fixed patterns of thinking, we think of fewer and fewer connections. We are ruled by habits, associations and automatic responses. So we must stimulate our thinking with lots of different seeds to chart new paths in our brains.

“Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.”
— Napoleon Hill

“Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in amuseum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardwarestore and fashion in an airport.”
— Robert Wieder

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Don’t forget, to put a picture of yourself in your scrapbook or on your vision board!

I’d hate to deliver your new thriving business and a steady income to the wrong person.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Eggnog Custard

This eggnog custard is a holiday favorite in my family. The custard is soft and yummy! If you like eggnog, you should try this dish.

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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 Tarot: The Wheel of Fortune
It could be hard to sit still today and every little distraction may look more like an invitation to take a break or start the next thing. Get a lot done anyway by concentrating on short tasks and short conversations. A checklist helps keep things smooth and organized. Afterward, maybe take a nice long walk, stretch those legs, and shake the day’s dust off your shoulders.

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/

Positive Energy Flow: Cat’s Angel Message for January 26, 2023

Positive Energy Flow: Cat’s Angel Message for January 26, 2023

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

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When we learn to go with life’s ebb and flow travel becomes easier. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Positive Energy Flow

126: It’s easy to become absorbed in the creation and manifestation processes to the exclusion of everything else. This can throw us out of balance and interrupts our PEF (Positive Energy Flow). The PEF is similar to water currents. It ebbs and flows and as we send things out and new things return to us. Today our angels are encouraging us to keep up the good work and to remember that balancing our energies creates the PEF that is necessary to open new doors and create new opportunities. Balance can found by using the “Sacred Tools” of faith, thought and patience to help tend to your spiritual needs, which are just as important if not more so than the material ones. Be as water today and learn to go with the flow!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Raziel assists us in all forms of manifestation. This includes our ‘Tiny Miracles” which he helps bring forward into the light. He tells us that growth and freedom can be found when we let go of our limiting self beliefs and fears which hold us back from achieving and creating the life we want. He says ” Expand your mind and you will manifest prosperity and abundance on all levels.”

The Ascended Master Buddha helps us to find our “Attitude of Gratitude”. By acknowledging what we have to be grateful for we are filled with joy and inner peace which encourages positive flow. He also reminds us of  the important balance between giving and receiving. When we are balanced we find the patience and inner peace we need to go with the flow and can help us embrace the “Tiny Miracles” in our lives as well.

 The Egyptian goddess Maat teaches us the importance of balance. When our hearts and minds are balanced we find our inner peace. Maat helps us to think clearly when we are confused or filled with indecision. She helps us to see the truth behind all situations, other people and in ourselves while promoting integrity and order.  Maat also protects us against deceit and manipulation. She says,  “Honor yourself by being truthful. It is truth that creates order out of difficult or confusing situations and helps you to achieve the balance that you desire. Truthful and mindful balance keeps your energy free and your heart feather light.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Red Chalcedony gives us strength and adds the benefit of perseverance that we need to reach our goals.

Galena helps us to stay grounded and centered. It helps to open the mind as it dissolves self-limiting thoughts from our past that can get in our way during the manifestation process.

Larimar helps to remove self-imposed barriers that may be keeping us from accepting our personal power and stops self-sabotaging behavior by bringing out the best in us. It helps us to see the things that we have to be grateful for and the tiny miracles that we take for granted. This sky blue stone also helps to ease our obsession for material things and shows us how to put things into perspective so that you manifest what you really need. It shows us how to go with the flow.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday January 25, 2023

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday January 25, 2023

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

Blessings, Cat

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January Quotes

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

gardendigest.com

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January Events 2023

Jan 1 Happy New Year!

Jan 5 Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

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

Jan 12 Mars goes Direct

Jan 16 MLK Jr. Day

Jan 18 Mercury goes direct

Jan 20 Sun enters Aquarius

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

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan 22 Lunar New Year of the Rabbit

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spirit Library: Focus, Feeling, and Happiness
Ann Albers


Hi All,

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

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Hold an Imbolc Candle Ritual for Solitaries

By Patti Wigington
Updated on July 02, 2018


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

Read more….

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read more….

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

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Inner Journey:WORK WITH TENSION

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

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

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

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

Same “here.”

Let this be your sign,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cabbage Roll Casserole

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

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


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

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

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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