Thought For The Day: June 16, 2021″It’s OK To Be Sad”

Happy Wednesday,

Today’s quote reminds us that it’s ok to be sad. Because well …….. sad things do happen and that’s just a part of life. Working through things and moving forward is also a part of life. Sadness has an expiration date so don’t hold on to it for too long!

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 15, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 15, 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: Ideal Time for Inner Work (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Despite the intense nature of the incoming energies there is an underlying excitement to this time. The energy is somewhat unpredictable as we are leaving behind an old cycle and entering a new one. The New Moon Solar Eclipse last week has amplified both the positive and the negative creating a time of clearing, releasing, planning and preparation

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Yeyeo Botanica: Crystal manifestation | How to pick and clean crystals

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Spiritual Unite: KNOW YOUR KARMIC DEBT NUMBER WITH NUMEROLOGY


Numerology, as the name implies is the basic universal language of numbers. We can uncover information about the whole universe, as well as every individual by breaking down the patterns of the universe into numbers

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ThoughtCo: 10 Deities of Litha: Summer Solstice Gods and Goddesses

The summer solstice has long been a time when cultures celebrated the lengthening year. It is on this day, sometimes called Litha, that there is more daylight than any other time; a direct counterpoint to the darkness of Yule. No matter where you live, or what you call it, chances are you can connect to a culture that honored a sun deity around this time of year

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Pioneer Thinking: 5 Things to Grow for Your Herbal First Aid Kit

There are a number of herbs, roots and trees that are very useful for various ailments. Having your own supply of certain medicinal herbs can heal you, and even save your life

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MBG: What It Really Means To Have A Pink Aura (In Love, Life & More)

Everyone has an aura, aka an unseen energy field that surrounds them. You can find out what color your aura is by getting a professional reading, taking a quick quiz, or even trying this fun TikTok mirror trend.

While auras (and their respective colors) are always changing, shifting, and evolving, many people have a predominant color or colors that consistently manifest in their energy field.

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Spirituality & Health: Tints of tranquility: shades for sacred spaces

Design a space mindfully using color to emphasize the energy you want to enhance.

Design plays a huge part in creating a sacred space, and color is definitely instrumental to cultivate the right atmosphere. Whether you are using a room or area for meditation or yoga, here are some insights to ensure that the hue on the wall reflects your personality—and purpose.

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What is a Witch’s Familiar? || Pagan Happy Hour Ep#31

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Treehugger: 10 Breathtaking Facts About the Mississippi River

The Mississippi River is famous for its important role in the industrialization of the United States. The river is a vital source of hydroelectric energy, provides drinking water for millions of people, and supports many ecologically and commercially important fish species.

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EarthSky News: Moon Sweeps By Regulus June 15 And 16

The bright star shining close to the waxing crescent moon on June 15, 2021, is Regulus, Heart of the Lion in the constellation Leo. The following night – June 16 – the moon will have moved some 13 degrees (26 moon-diameters) east on the sky’s dome, following its endless orbit around Earth. It’ll be closer to Denebola, the Lion’s Tail.

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Witch Indeed (Patheos):Simple Ways to Celebrate the Summer Solstice
LISA WAGONER

it is usually at this time of year when I stare aghast at my calendar, wondering where the year went.

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Pagan Playlist: melodies from a witch’s garden ✵【circe myth inspired playlist

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Inner Journey:

POWER

“There are two kinds of men who never amount to much: those who cannot do what they are told, and those who can do nothing else.”
— Cyrus H. Curtis

How do you relate to people in authority? Depending on your character and upbringing, you may react defensively or meekly to those you perceive to hold more power than you do.

Hierarchical power dissolves in the presence of authentic power. Your true personal power has nothing to do with status. It is determined by how attuned you are to all aspects of yourself and to the needs of others.

In any exchange with a person ‘in power,’ focus your attention on meeting your mutual needs and the relationship will be both equitable and fruitful.

“Compassion, caring, teaching, loving, and sharing your gifts, talents, and abilities are the gateways to power.”
— Jamie Sams

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

When it comes to financial abundance, incredible health, and amazing friendships, you have considered, I’m sure, that suddenly discovering yourself immersed in millions, fit as a fiddle, and adored by a cadre of international admirers, would still squarely place you in “the calm before the storm”?

I so love time and space,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 12 Refreshing Watermelon and Feta Recipes

Watermelon and feta make an unlikely pair, but their flavors perfectly complement each other in a way that you have to taste to understand. Whether you’re looking for a cooling salad, a fun and easy-to-assemble “pizza,” or an incredibly quick appetizer you can throw together with just a few ingredients, you’ll find a refreshing new favorite in this collection of our best watermelon and feta recipes.

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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
June 15, 2021

Collaboration
“Every time a man unburdens his heart to a stranger he reaffirms the love that unites humanity.”

-Germaine Greer


There is a certain trust that comes with collaboration. We allow our ideas to be heard, we put our hearts on the line hoping for some clarification, or feedback, that we are going in the right direction. Collaboration is coming together with a common goal.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

Be organized, stick to your personal routine, and don’t gloss over any steps if you want to get the results you have in mind. This could be a day better for practice than for performance. Do your best, be forgiving of yourself about any minor slip-ups, and have no regrets. You know what you’re already good at, so focus on that and glide through the day

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/

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Releasing the Negatives: Cat’s Angel Message for June 15, 2021

Releasing the Negatives: Cat’s Angel Message for June 15, 2021

June’s Theme: Maintaining balance in all areas of our lives. (material, spiritual, goals, dreams, self etc.) Create and invite good things through focus and faith while staying grounded and present.

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Negative energy is like quicksand. The more energy you give it the harder it is to free yourself. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Releasing the Negatives

615: Rising above negative thoughts/feelings and indulging in a little self care are on the universal agenda today. There are times when getting clear of these things feels like a monumental task. This can be especially true when there are negative things going on around us. When we experience negativity in any form it makes an impression. We get angry, freaky or we absorb it causing a harmful dis-ease that festers inside. Sounds pretty gnarly right? I mean who really wants to go on someone else’s negative roller coaster ride, or your own for that matter. This trap is easy to get caught in and we’ve all been there. The angels advice is pretty clear on this. “The best thing that you can do for yourself is to acknowledge the situation and surround it with healing energy. Then send it to us to deal with. Surround yourself with positive people and energy. Make your own self care one of your top priorities. Remember, you cannot be healthy for others if you are not healthy for yourself!”

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 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. She helps to fill our hearts with peace and love and helps everyone regardless of path or religion.

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. She asks you today “What are you passionate about and how are you using that energy? be like a cat today and use your energy wisely. By expending too much you are not honoring your commitment to your own self care.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

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

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

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

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Thought For The Day: June 15, 2021″ The Confidence of Clarity”

Happy Tuesday,

Moments of real clarity can pop up at anytime. They give us direction, show us the truth, clear away the shadows and help us to embrace changes and blessings. With this clear vision also comes the confidence we need to take the next step or steps along the path to our personal evolution. You can do this!

I invite you to check out my websites!

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 14, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 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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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: Roll With the Punches (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As we move through yesterday’s eclipse portal the energy of pure potential is rapidly moving to the surface of our consciousness and creating an expansion and an acceleration of our energy beyond anything we have previously felt. As we integrate this energy a pulsing beat of light information will move through our system bringing a complete change in our cellular consciousness

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Herbal Jedi: Wild Rose Medicine

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Spiritual Unite: ALCHEMICAL MARRIAGE – MASCULINE AND FEMININE UNION


An Alchemical Marriage is one of the Universe’s most incredible magic tricks!

To be an alchemist means you have the power to transmute something ordinary into something spectacular in a seemingly mysterious way.

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ThoughtCo: Celebrate Litha With Summer Solstice Recipes

Litha is the celebration of the summer solstice—and what’s a Sabbat without food? Take advantage of the summer crops of fruit and vegetables, and prepare a simple and delicious feast for your Midsummer gatherings.

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MBG: One Of 2021’s Major Cosmic Events Comes Monday: Astrologers Break It Down

Stabilize or revolutionize? Well, how about both? This week will tempt us to spread our wings and make nesting a priority at the same time. Here’s your horoscope from the AstroTwins:

This Monday, June 14, features one of the major cosmic events of 2021, the second in a trio of Saturn-Uranus squares

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Daily Good: The Art of Weaving

In the tapestry of life, we’re all connected. Each one of us is a gift to those around us helping each other be who we are, weaving a perfect picture together.

  • Sandra Day O’Connor –

The Art of Weaving

Being a home weaver is a revolutionary act. Jessica Green shares her life as a weaver, “remembering the importance and sacredness of cloth”; and as a homesteading anti-capitalist entrepreneur. “Being a weaver and a homesteader,” Green says, “is a lifestyle that’s based both in remembering and trailblazing.” Follow her as she takes wool from sheep to woven cloth and explains her choices to “live with the yoke of that responsibility and help other people joyously carry that yoke”. { read more }

Be The Change

What “yoke of remembrance” are you willing to carry forward in your own lifetime? How can you support others in theirs?

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Today’s DIY: My dream DIY Fairy Garden Makeover 🧚🏻‍♂️ Fairycore Aesthetic

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Pioneer Thinking; The Art of Blending Herbal Teas

Art is defined as “the quality, production, expression, or realm of what is beautiful, or of more than ordinary significance.” A finely blended herbal tea can be just that; a colorful blend of herbs, varying textures, contrasting and complimenting flavors to create an extraordinary cup of tea.

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Treehugger: 10 Gripping Gila Monster Facts

Gila monsters are the only venomous lizard native to the United States and the largest lizard north of the Mexican border. Though they have quite a reputation, much of what you’ve heard about these animals is likely untrue, or at least exaggerated.

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EarthSky News: Moon Sweeps By Regulus June 15 And 16

Regulus, Leo’s brightest star
The bright star shining close to the waxing crescent moon on June 15, 2021, is Regulus, Heart of the Lion in the constellation Leo. The following night – June 16 – the moon will have moved some 13 degrees (26 moon-diameters) east on the sky’s dome, following its endless orbit around Earth. It’ll be closer to Denebola, the Lion’s Tail.

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Charged By The Goddess: The Magick of the Heart

Before i begin, I need to tell you a bit about this heart magick.

I spent many hours trying to figure out what I could say about the heart, about magick, and about the way this unfolds in the world as it is right now

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Pagan Playlist: Lilac Dreams

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Inner Journey:

Why are you here?

“You can come to understand your purpose in life by slowing down and feeling your heart’s desires.”
— Marcia Wieder

What do you love to do? What gives you greatest meaning in your life? Let your answers trickle through and keep a record of the key words that come up.

Life becomes so much richer when we choose to live from our heart.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
— Steve Jobs

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It was perhaps one of your greatest acts of love.. Choosing to be alive at a time when so many live so deeply in the dark.

And already things are looking brighter.

All bow,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Rhubarb Demi (John’s Cobbler)

I’ve had this recipe for over twenty years, and have made it nearly every Spring since. Hope you enjoy this quick and easy recipe as much as my family has

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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
June 14, 2021

Collaboration


“There are three ways of dealing with difference: domination, compromise, and integration. By domination only one side gets what it wants; by compromise neither side gets what it wants; by integration we find a way by which both sides may get what they wish.”

-Mary Parker Follett


A certain energy is generated when people work together. And many times the total outcome is greater than the sum of the parts. We each have something to contribute. We can put our heads together, and our talents together, and come up with solutions to all kinds of challenges

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Speak and behave respectably and dispel all manner of potential difficulties and obstacles. You don’t have to fake any feelings or opinions you don’t really have. Simply act with decorum and tact, and then take your place on a somewhat bigger stage. Respectability is what will keep things under control and keep it all moving forward. Do as much as you can today and feel gratified.

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)
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Divine Partnership and Personal Power: Cat’s Angel Message for June 14, 2021

Divine Partnership and Personal Power: Cat’s Angel Message for June 14, 2021

June’s Theme: Maintaining balance in all areas of our lives. (material, spiritual, goals, dreams, self etc.) Create and invite good things through focus and faith while staying grounded and present.

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You are worthy of great things so allow yourself to believe in your own power. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Divine Partnership and Personal Power

614: Working with the Universe requires a partnership. If we truly want to succeed then it’s imperative that we do our part to help create on our own behalf. Today we are being reminded that our helpers can only do so much. The Universe does have an unlimited supply but without adding our own efforts and energies we won’t get the “whole enchilada”, just a few bites. You are worthy of great things so allow yourself to believe in your own power. Remember, you and your angels are a team and by working together with faith, and focus there is nothing that cannot be accomplished!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

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

The Ascended Master Serapis Bey helps us to release our troubles and offers clear guidance and motivation regarding our own self improvement. He also helps us gain spiritual insight and teaches us that loving care is essential to navigating change.

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

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

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

Use Carnelian for motivation and increased creativity. It teaches us to trust in ourselves and helps us find creative solutions to current issues as it boosts self esteem and invites us to embrace our personal power while promoting positive life choices which enhance our ability to draw new forms of prosperity and abundance.

The gentle energy of Seraphinite clears the heart chakra and helps to open us to love on all levels. It is also used to review the progress that you have made in life, and shows the changes that we need to make to best helps us on our path.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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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Thought For The Day: June 14, 2021 “Look Into Tomorrow”

Happy Monday,

There is something about looking into the future that brings a sense of hopeful excitement. Looking ahead is important particularly if yesterday/today wasn’t so good.. Remember that every new day offers us a new chance at a new beginning. Find your sense of adventure and look into tomorrow!

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Celtic Tree Month of Oak

Celtic Tree Month of Oak (Duir (DOO-r), June 10 -July 7.

“Under yonder oaken tree,
Whose branches oft me shaded;
Elves and fairies dance with glee,
When day’s last beam hath faded:
Then while the stars shine brightly…”
(tradional welsh air circa 1870’s)

OAK TREE LORE

Many cultures held the oak tree sacred. The Greeks and Romans viewed this tree as a symbol of power and endurance. They were the associated with the Greek deities Artemis, Hecate, Zeus and Cybele. In Rome, Jupiter and Juno were Lord and Lady of the oak and each year the celebration of their union was held in an oak grove.

The Norse god Thor was also Lord of the oak. In Scandinavia this tree was called the “thunder tree and people kept oak branches in their homes to protect against lightening strikes. Germanic tribes and Anglo-Saxon people also honored the oak as did many Native American tribes.

The ancient Celts also held the oak sacred. To the ancient Druids, the oak was the most sacred tree in the grove. It was a powerful symbol of the wheel of the year, and called the king of the forest. Groves of oak trees were considered sacred ground and to damage an oak tree carried a penalty of death.

Part of the reason that this tree was given such respect was due to the trees size, life span and it’s production of an important staple food……….acorns. The acorn is claimed to be mans first food. Acorns are tasty and plentiful and can be eaten as they are or ground into flour. When needed they can also be fed to hogs and other animals. The word “door” comes from the Celtic word for oak, “Duir” . Oak doors are still popular today because they are solid and long lasting. It is also part of the bardic alphabet, Ogham.

The Druids also found help for their divination and meditation rites in these groves.
From the wind in the oak leaves and the birds that lived in the trees they were said to gain great insight and be given messages from the gods. Oak groves were gathering places, where the Druids would teach students, draw strength and hold meetings, rites and gatherings. It is also the personification of the Celtic Tree of Life as it appeared to live in lower, middle and upper worlds simultaneously. The oak tree was associated with the thunder god Taranis due to it’s ability to attract lightning.

OAK IN HEALING

In ancient healing practices the oak also had it’s uses. Antiseptic was made from the acorns, while juice from the leave could be applied to a wound for the same purpose. A decoction from the inner bark eased a sore throat, while one from the outer bark would reduce fever. The bark itself also produces “tannin” which is important in the tanning of leather.

OAK TREE IN MAGICK

In ritual and magick oak can be used for protection, stability, strength and success. It has long been the custom to carry a piece of lightning struck oak for protection. This custom is still in use in the British Isles today.

Acorns are traditionally carried for fertility and should be gathered at night for this purpose. An acorn should be planted during the dark of the Moon to bring money, and if you catch a falling oak leaf you will be free of illness all winter. Purification can be performed by burning oak leaves and oak galls or serpents eggs are powerful talismans. Since we are coming up on Litha, it is good to point out that oak logs were traditionally burned on this Sabbat.

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OAK PEOPLE

People who are born during this Tree Month are generally self motivated and determined. They also carry responsibility well. They are born leaders and know how to handle a crisis. They also tend to be a bit on the serious side but are cheerful and optimistic none the less.

For a man looking for a strong magickal name Oak is a good choice. It symbolizes strength, fertility and majesty.

OAK CORRESPONDENCES

Folk Names for Oak: Jobe’s Nuts, Tanner’s Bark and Juglans
Element: Fire
Deities: All Thunder Gods (Zeus, Thor, Taranis), Lugh, the Dagda, Hecate, Herne, Rhea, Cybele, Artemis, Jupiter, Juno, Dagda, Hercules, Llyr

Ogham symbol: Duir
Associated Tree: Oak
Colors: Dark Brown and Black
Animals: Lion, Salamander, Horse (white)
Key word: Protection

Written by CatSister/LBolotin 2010 from the following resources:
The New Book of Magickal names by Phoenix McFarland
Flower and Tree Magic by Richard Webster
treetotem.com

Photo Credits: freeimages.com

Oak Leaves/Acorns by weatherbox

Oak Leaves by Sharlene Jackson

Fall in Oak Creek Canyon by Yvonne Stepanow

Patience and Progress: Cat’s Angel Message for June 13, 2021

Patience and Progress: Cat’s Angel Message for June 13, 2021

June’s Theme: Maintaining balance in all areas of our lives. (material, spiritual, goals, dreams, self etc.) Create and invite good things through focus and faith while staying grounded and present.

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Trying to force things to happen is like walking into a strong wind. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Patience and Progress

613: Yesterday we talked about how things fall into place with Divine Timing, Remember to be patient, and stay focused. Today the Universe has asked the Ascended Masters to step in and offer us a little extra assistance. They remind us to release any worries or concerns that we have in regard to the future, our dreams, or our goals. By letting these things be for now and simply asking for divine help it frees our energy so that we can focus on things we can work with and have control over. The key is “Don’t force, Don’t struggle.” Today’s number also corresponds to the Sacred Feminine and our own intuition. Calling it forward today will help us to gain valuable insights that will serve us later in the week. Remember to have faith and trust in yourself. You know what you need to do, so follow your inner guidance system and take the steps that will help you find the patience you need while keeping your forward momentum.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Raguel sets us on the path to personal empowerment. He helps us to find our strength and promotes clarity when we feel conflicted about what to do next by providing a boost of energy and by bringing order to your thoughts. He empowers the underdog and also acts as a motivational coach when we feel down on ourselves and can help you to reach your full potential.

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 Gnostic goddess Sige teaches us the importance of being still of mind. Information and guidance come more easily when we surrender to the silence. She says” Allow your mind to be still and let your inner wisdom guide you. The answers that you seek are before you if you have the courage to remove the veils and shed light in the shadows.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Azurite increases our ability to receive spiritual guidance and helps us to see through illusions 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.

Moss Agate. This gentle stone promotes new beginnings and can help release the blocks that are keeping us from moving forward. It attracts new forms of abundance and teaches us how to channel our energy in new, creative ways. Often referred to as the gardener’s stone Moss Agate helps us connect to nature, the earth, and our own inner garden as well. Carry it with you or wear it during times of new growth.

Cavansite. This stone helps to guide us through major life changes as well as helping us learn from past experiences so that we don’t make the same mistakes/choices again. It also helps us to retain information that applies to spiritual growth. Cavansite helps to promote new ideas and can be used in conjunction with the Third Eye or brow chakra.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Is It Time? : Cat’s Angel Message for June 12, 2021

Is It Time? : Cat’s Angel Message for June 12, 2021

June’s Theme: Maintaining balance in all areas of our lives. (material, spiritual, goals, dreams, self etc.) Create and invite good things through focus and faith while staying grounded and present.

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Life is like a scavenger hunt. Each found treasure brings us closer to our goals. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Is It Time?

612: Our prayers and requests often resemble a puzzle which can’t be completed until all the pieces are in place. This is called Divine timing. Human beings are an impatient bunch and have been conditioned to expect everything to happen immediately. However, forcing something to happen too quickly usually means that we are gifted a few bites and miss out on enjoying the “whole enchilada” due to our own impatience. Today we are being reminded that our dreams do not truly manifest until the Universe knows that we are ready to handle them. We can help divine timing by staying focused on our goals, having faith in the Universe and ourselves, and by grabbing the opportunities that do present themselves to build a firm foundation to support our dreams. By building a strong foundation we ensure our success. Remember that patience is the key to all manifestation and a positive attitude helps to open the doors and pathways you need to move forward!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

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

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

The Egyptian goddess Hathor helps us to find the answer to the question “How shall I live my life?” She tells us that every moment gives us opportunities for growth. ” When you are filled with indecision you move away from yourself and your power as a creator. Indecision silences you ability to hear your own inner wisdom. If you need my help just ask and I will shower you with energy that will tip the scales in the direction of what you desire.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

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.

Tangerine Quartz which helps to increase our receptivity to Divine inspiration while it stimulates the mind and enhances overall creativity. It fills us with hope and joy as it restores our feelings of self worth

Tiger’s Eye (Gold) helps build a bridge between you and your power. It shows us the correct way to use our power and invites our integrity forward. It is also a stone of abundance and draws good things to us while helping us see the blessings we have. Tiger’s Eye helps us to accomplish our goals by showing us how to recognize and access our inner resources and the promotion of clear intentions.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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