March Full “Storm” Moon on 3-20-19

 

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Full  Storm Moon

March 20, 2019

US Times:  6:42 pm PST/  7:42 pm  MST/  9:42 pm EST


If March comes in like a lion, it will go out
like a lamb.
If March comes in like a lamb, it will go out
like a lion.

-old weather saying


This months moon is called the Storm Moon (medieval England), probably due to the fact that March is known to have some major storms as spring approaches. The weather saying above is an old one and you have probably heard someone use at one time or another. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac ” Some sky-watchers believe that there’s a heavenly connection. The constellation Leo, the lion, is rising in the east at the beginning of March, hence the “comes in like a lion,” while Aries, the ram, sets in the west at the end of March, and so “will go out like a lamb.” Other names for this moon are Fish Moon (colonial america), Sleepy Moon (china), Windy Moon (Cherokee), Big Famine Moon (Choctaw), When Eyes Are Sore From Bright Snow Moon (Dakota), Moon of Winds (Celtic), Palolo Worm Moon (New Guinnea), Full Sap Moon ( for tapping the maple trees), Full Crow Moon (the Northern Indian tribes said that the cawing of the crows meant winter was ending), and the old settlers called it the Lenten Moon and considered it the last full moon of winter.


The Storm Moon of March is the herald of Ostara, Spring and new beginnings. Winters snow will soon give way to spring rain. The first of the seasons new growth is already showing and the days are longer as the Sun  climbs higher in the sky. So too are we experiencing new beginnings and growth. The time has come to clean and prune away the old debris that keeps us from moving forward. This much needed inner spring cleaning provides us with a new outlook and helps us to bloom, even during difficult times. Magical workings, meditations and healing should focus on personal growth and rebirth during this moon.


To enhance your endeavors today wear the colors of spring (greens, yellows or lavender) and adorn yourself with aquamarine, bloodstone, quartz crystal or jade. Use the scents of honeysuckle and apple blossom to create springs essence of hope and vibrancy to your altar, home or work space.

Bright Blessings!

Cat


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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 19, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 19, 2019

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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In come the March winds,
They blow and blow,
They sweep up the brown leaves
That green ones may grow.

-George Washington Wright Houghton (1850-91)

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Spirit Library: Unconditional Happiness

In the most fundamental ways, this precious planet we call home provides the sustenance, resources and opportunity, for us to live extraordinary lives of infinite potential. We are gifted with imagination and willpower to mold our thoughts and feelings into beautiful expressions filled with love, joy and inspired manifestations that expand the very essence of creation itself.

https://spiritlibrary.com/the-love-foundation/unconditional-happiness

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Daily Good: The Naked Voice: Transforming Life through the Power of Sound

“Your voice is as unique as your twelve-stranded DNA. However, many don’t know how to access it. Our schools and social conditioning don’t offer many clues. Yet the human voice is everyone’s birthright. It is a universal given, a bridge between the worlds, the soul’s messenger, a gift of spirit capable of inspiring evolutionary shifts in consciousness. Your authentic singing voice is the muscle and mouthpiece of your soul. As unique as your fingerprint and DNA, your soul has a melody, a rhythm, and a resonance that is yours alone.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2242/the-naked-voice-transforming-life-through-the-power-of-sound-chloe-goodchild/

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Pioneer Thinking: Honey Color and Flavor

Honey is produced in every state, but depending on floral source location, certain types of honey are produced only in a few regions. Honey is also produced in most countries of the world. Following is a look at some of the most common U.S. honey floral varieties.

https://pioneerthinking.com/honey-color-and-flavor

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MNN: Kenya’s ‘Elephant Queen’ immortalized in remarkable photographs

The moment British wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas first encountered the majestic “tusker” elephant quite literally took his breath away.
Officially classified as F_MU1, the towering giant was more reverently nicknamed Kenya’s “queen of the elephants.”

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/kenyas-elephant-queen-immortalized-remarkable-last-photographs

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EarthSky News: Does the equinox sun really rise due east and set due west?

The March 2019 equinox happens on March 20 at 21:58 Universal Time, which is 4:58 p.m. Central Daylight Time for us in the central U.S. Translate to your time zone. What’s more, the March 2019 full moon comes less than four hours later, to stage the closest coincidence of the March equinox with the full moon since March 20, 2000.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/equinox-sun-rises-due-east-and-sets-due-west

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Patheos-Pagan: Children’s Ostara Spring Welcoming

Here is simple ritual to perform with children in honor of Spring. You can also use it to introduce some simple concepts, such as circle casting, energy raising, grounding, and even herbalism. It was first published in Llewellyn’s 2007 Magical Almanac. I hope you enjoy it

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/oakandolive/2019/03/ostara-spring-welcoming/

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Inner Journey:

PERSONAL POWER

“The deep root of failure in our lives is to think, ‘Oh how useless and powerless I am.’ It is essential to think strongly and forcefully, ‘I can do it,’ without boasting or fretting.”
— Dalai Lama

Angeles Arrien says that whether we are male or female, we need to develop three kinds of power. People who hold these three powers cannot be ignored.
1. Power of presence – Being really present in each moment
2. Power of communication – Speaking my truth
3. Power of position – Being willing to take a stand

“A man’s true state of power and riches is to be in himself.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

“We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces; we become the powerful force ourselves.”
— Leo Buscaglia

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A Note from the Universe

You know here in the unseen, where everything is always spotlessly clean, all gadgets work, dust never settles, and everyone’s fit as a fiddle, we often miss the deep sense of satisfaction that you feel for a job well done, breaking a sweat, busting a move or otherwise living such blessed physical lives in such a magically spiritual world.

Truly, magic on its own, without even a smidge of suspense… bores.

You should see how fit I am,

The Universe

tut.com

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Pagan Library:

 Spring Sabbat Incense

Anon

3 parts Frankincense
2 parts Sandalwood
1 part Benzoin
1 part Cinnamon
a few drops Patchouli oil

Burn during spring and summer Sabbat rituals.

paganlibrary.com

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
March 19, 2019 

Compassion

“It is the experience of touching the pain of others that is the key to change… Compassion is a sign of transformation.”

-Jim Wallis

Compassion is not limited to the human experience. Although, as intelligent beings, we can understand and express compassion and extend comfort to one another. My friend Maryanne sent me an article about a herd of elephants who appeared to be mourning one of their own who had died. They cried. I don’t know if elephants can understand with their minds just what they were experiencing, but they certainly were able to understand with their hearts. And we can empathize with them, we can project our own feelings of loss onto this situation and learn and grow from it.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 14 Ways to Spring Clean Your Energy
Here are some things that you might find helpful, as Spring approaches. They may not be new to you but try to do them over the next week or so, as a kind of ‘Spring Clean’ of your energy.

Read more……………….

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

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

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Little Things, Big Difference: Cat’s Angel Message for March 19, 2019

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Little Things, Big Difference: Cat’s Angel Message for March 19, 2019 

March Theme: This month carries the energy of the Ascended Masters. We will be working to improve self love, inner peace and overall clarity. These things will help on the path to manifesting our dreams and goals.


It’s the little things you do that can make a big difference. What are you attempting to accomplish? What little thing can you do today that will make you more effective? You are probably only one step away from greatness. – Bob Proctor


319:  Today the Ascended Masters are asking us to be of service to others. This can be as simple as lending a helping hand to a friend, family member, neighbor or even stranger. You can pay someone a compliment, give a hug or even a smile. Sometimes the best service we can provide is by simply setting a good example. Everyday we inspire others even though we may not be aware of doing so. Through patience , compassion and positive focus we can help ourselves and others lead healthier and more peaceful lives. Sometimes it’s the little things that mean the most and make the biggest impact!


Archangel Michael teaches us that through compassion and commitment to our beliefs we can lead effectively through example. If you work with children Archangel Metatron can show you the best way to be a positive influence. The Ascended Master Mother Mary surrounds us with her gentle energy and helps to fill our hearts with love. She teaches us about compassion and forgiveness which are essential to healing ourselves and helping others. And 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.”


Our Sacred Stones for today are Apatite and Fuchsite. 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. Fuchsite helps us to understand our personal interactions with others, particularly in the areas basic life concerns. It teaches self worth and how to do what is necessary to get others moving in the right direction without doing everything for them.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: March 19, 2019 ” Embrace Your Strength”

Happy Tuesday,

Today is a reminder that you are stronger and more resilient than you know. Within you lies the power to create your dreams and be the person that you want to be. Give yourself a big hug today, embrace your courage and inner strength. You’ve totally got this!

Daily Thought 4

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 18, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 18, 2019

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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March is a boisterous fellow,
And undeterred by fear,
With many pranks proclaims himself
The tomboy of the year!
-The 1931 Old Farmer’s Almanac

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Spirit Library: The Vibration of Beauty

Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder; indeed this is true. Beauty had been defined by society to be a specific shape, person, reality or experience. When you allow beauty as a vibration to integrate into your life you are moving beyond the ego perspective of beauty.

https://spiritlibrary.com/goddess-light/the-vibration-of-beauty

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MBG: 5 Ways To Make Your Spiritual Practices More Sustainable

Like many people on a spiritual journey, I meditate daily, practice yoga and reiki, and regularly cleanse my home with herbs. Over the years, I’ve amassed quite a collection of stones, jewelry, Palo Santo, and the like.

But as a public health advocate, I have been shocked and saddened to learn about the environmental damage we can sometimes cause in pursuit of these spiritual objects.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-environmental-impact-of-some-spiritual-practices

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Daily Good: A Moment with Mr. Rogers

“I interviewed Fred Rogers, creator and host of television’s Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, by telephone a few years before he died. The occasion was the publication of his new book. Mister Rogers arrived on television after I grew up but I’d watched his show with our young daughter. She and I both preferred the often frantic Sesame Street, finding the Neighborhood a bit slow, sometimes a bit boring. Yet we kept watching it because we sensed something real and true behind the words and deeds of Fred Rogers and his friends and puppets on the show.” Jeff Zaleski shares more in this engaging piece about his interaction with a beloved national hero.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2221/a-moment-with-mr-rogers-jeff-zaleski/

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Elephant Journal: The Spiritual Meaning behind our Ears Ringing. 

Noticing an obtrusive ringing sound in the ears can be a symptom of a medical condition.
However, in many cases, people—particularly those who are highly sensitive to energy—experience a frequent and loud ringing noise or buzzing sensation in their ears (also known as “white noise”) with no direct link to the physical body or credible medical explanation.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/the-spiritual-meaning-behind-our-ears-ringing/

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Why Wednesday Is One Of The Most Important Days Of The Year, Astrologically Speaking

This week, the AstroTwins break down Wednesday’s doozy of a day that has major astrological significance.
Psst…Wednesday is the start of Aries season AND the spring equinox AND a full moon.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-march-18-24-2019 

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EarthSky News: Moon, star Regulus on March 18 and 19

On March 18 and 19, 2019 – the moon is moving through the constellation Leo the Lion, past Regulus, the brightest star in Leo, representing the Lion’s Heart. On these nights, the glare of the bright waxing gibbous moon might make it difficult to see all the Lion’s stars. But you’ll probably see Regulus, which is a 1st-magnitude star, that is, one of our sky’s brightest stars. And you might also glimpse the pattern of stars of which Regulus is a part. This backwards question mark pattern is a famous asterism within Leo, called The Sickle.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-moving-toward-star-regulus

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Patheos-Pagan: Hail & Welcome Spring: 10 Fun Facts About The Spring Equinox

The spring equinox is just around the corner. I know this because the huge tree in my backyard has started to bud and there’s yellow mustard everywhere. The clocks jumped ahead an hour recently, and the extra light signals spring has sprung here as well. But just what is the spring equinox? Here, in no particular order, are 10 fun facts I found

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2019/03/hail-welcome-spring-10-fun-facts-about-the-spring-equinox/

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Inner Journey:

CHOOSE DIFFERENTLY TODAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A Note from the Universe 

There’s never been a conflict from which both parties didn’t have something very cool to learn.

That’s why we call them parties.

Gr-r-r-

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Volcano Potatoes

I saw this on tv, but found many recipes on the internet afterwards, and went from there. The minute I saw this potato, well… I HAD to make them. They tasted even better than they look, and the name of them grabbed me, too.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Volcano-Potatoes.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
March 18, 2019

Compassion

“What value has compassion that does not take its object in its arms?”

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944)

Compassion at its best is active. We can feel someone’s pain, and then we can actually do something to alleviate that pain. When we come together with compassion, our hearts join, and we feel our connection with Spirit and each other.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 10 Inspiring Irish Blessings

Irish blessings offer peace, comfort, and joy; here are 10 to inspire you!

Read more………………

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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/

Just Remember… :Cat’s Angel Message for March 18, 2019 

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Just Remember… :Cat’s Angel Message for March 18, 2019 

March Theme: This month carries the energy of the Ascended Masters. We will be working to improve self love, inner peace and overall clarity. These things will help on the path to manifesting our dreams and goals.


“To remember who you are you need to forget who they told you to be.” – Unknown


318:  Balance is the key to creating the flow of abundance so today the Universe is asking us to perform a balance check. Both giving and receiving are important, however they must be done in equal measure. Doing too much of one or the other depletes our energy and blocks positive flow. This balance is essential because by helping others we ultimately help ourselves.When we are balanced we find that we are centered and  filled with joy and inner peace. So take time today for a little self assessment. If you are tipping the scales one way or the other take the necessary steps to even things out. The universe and it’s helpers are always working to help us manifest what we need. Use your intuition to  access the divine messages that are sent your way. Have faith in the skills you have and be courageous and add something new to the mix. Use the personal power you were given and if something feels right… go for it!


When we are feeling off kilter Archangel Raguel can help us to create order out of chaos. He helps us to resolve disputes and arguments which can arise when we stand firm in our power.  The Ascended Master Buddha teaches us that the key to happy living lies in the “Middle Way” aka moderation in all things as this is the path to balancing ourselves and the Egyptian goddess Maat provides us with the clarity to see the truth in both people and situations.She reminds us to “Honor yourself by being truthful. It is truth that creates order out of difficult or confusing situations. It is also truth that keeps your inner scales balanced, your energy free and your heart feather light.”


Our Sacred Stones for today are Garnet which helps to revitalize and balance our energy, clears and re energizes our Chakras. For those who tend to be stingy with giving this stone can open the heart Chakra to correct the imbalance. We can also use Zincite to promotes healthy relationships and to remove energy blocks while infusing us with clarity.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: March 18, 2019 “Bad Things”

Happy Monday,

Real life isn’t for sissies. While there are a lot of good things and experiences that happen there are also bad things and experiences as well. Bad things not only provide the chance to learn from mistakes , people and situations they also provide us the chance to grow and create something better. They help us to see our path more clearly and allow us to focus on what we truly want to create for ourselves.

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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/