Cat’s Morning Bits for August 17, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 17, 2021

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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Senate honored Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor, by changing the name of their month “Sextilis” to “Augustus.” Middle English speakers inherited the name of the month of August, but it wasn’t until the mid-1600s that “august” came to be used generically in English, more or less as “augustus” was in Latin, to refer to someone with imperial qualities.

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August Events:

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 8 New Moon at 6:50 am PST/ 7:50 am MST/ 9:50 am EST

Aug 22 Full Corn Moon at 5:01 PST/ 6:01 am MST/ 8:01 am EST


Spirit Library; Honour Your Process (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This week we continue to process and integrate the powerful energies of the Lion’s Gate in preparation for the Full Moon this coming weekend. As we process and integrate the energies, they ignite within us a new level of alignment where our physical reality is brought into union with our soul’s reality.

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Ancestral Magic | Witch Vlog | Working with the spirits of the land

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Spiritual Unite:

DREAM OF BEING A PASSENGER IN AN AIRPLANE: SYMBOLISM
Many people have dreams of being a passenger in an airplane. Dreaming about being on an airplane usually symbolizes the feeling of freedom, safety, and security.

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ThoughtCo: How to Make a Quartz Crystal Wand

Many Pagans use a wand as a method of directing energy during spellwork or ritual. Because quartz crystals are known as natural energy conductors, you may want to incorporate one into the construction of your own wand. Here’s how you can make a simple quartz crystal wand of your own.

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MBG: What Is An Empath, Really? 12 Signs To Look For + The Different Kinds

If you’ve ever felt you had a keen awareness of the emotions of those around you, there’s a decent chance you could be an empath. You’ve probably heard the term before—but what does it actually mean? Here, we break down everything you need to know about empaths, from common traits to pros and cons, and how these people fare in relationships.

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Bee Balm Sisters: The Monardas
by Susun Weed

Allow me to introduce you to the beautiful bee balm sisters, also know as the majestic Monardas. They come in many bright colors and have the most amazing scents. Yes, you’re right, they are part of the mint family.

Gardeners love the bee balm sisters for their study self-reliance. Plant them almost anywhere (from British Columbia to Texas and from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic) and you can forget them . . . until they delight you with masses of aromatic blooms tended to by dozens of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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Today’s DIY: DIY Scallop Shell Offering Dishes for an Ocean-Themed Sea Witch Altar – Magical Crafting Witchcraft

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Elephant Journal: I Wrap my Arms around Sweet Solitude. {Poem}

alone, finally
i don’t need to move my mouth
locate the words to speak
or listen intently
to others’ hearts.
i can recharge
in vast pools of silence
and love on me.

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Treehugger: Wildlife Corridor to Connect Grizzly Bears in Montana

Wildlife corridors are like safe highways for animals. These untouched areas let species move about freely to feed, breed, and migrate without interference from humans

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EarthSky News: Year’s Closest Planetary Conjunction August 19

The closest conjunction of two planets for the entire year happens on August 19, 2021, at 4:10 UTC. But – depending on where you live worldwide – Mercury and Mars will appear at their closest on the sky’s dome at evening dusk on August 18 or 19. Look first for dazzling Venus, the sky’s brightest planet, in the west shortly after sunset. Then, as twilight deepens, search for for these two embracing worlds beneath Venus, but rather close to the horizon.

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Patheos-Pagan: Spiritual Practice in Difficult Times
JOHN BECKETT

As difficult as things have been in recent months, I shudder to think how difficult they would be if I didn’t have a regular spiritual practice.

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Crystal Magic: Come to the Woods and Cleanse My Crystals With Me!

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Inner Journey:

WHAT IF… ?

“The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”
— Eden Phillpotts

What if you were to pretend that you were healthy, wealthy and wise? What if you were to decide to be happy, no matter what else was happening?

Take the power of ‘what if…’ seriously, and you will grasp the power to create a world of your own design. Everything, EVERYTHING begins in the imagination. Put it to work constructively for you.

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.”
— William James

“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
— Lewis Carroll

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A Note from the Universe

Look between the sights, hear between the words, feel between your thoughts, and there you’ll find me conspiring on your behalf, with magic, miracles, and more.

Living between the moments,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Peach Dutch Baby with Blueberry Compote
Your brunch will be the talk of the town when you serve a puffy pancake baked with sliced peaches and a sweet blueberry sauce. A bit of optional shredded sweet basil adds a touch of elegance. You can also serve this elegant dish for dessert.

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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
August 17, 2021

Waiting
“A man watches his pear tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit. Let him attempt to force the ripening of the fruit and he may spoil both fruit and tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe pear at length falls into his lap!”

-Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)


Ah! We are rewarded for our patience! There’s another saying that “good things come to those who wait.” Even if we pluck a pear straight from the tree, that doesn’t make it ripe. It is ripe only in its own time. We can apply the concept to our ideas and projects, our relationships and job searches. We know when the time is right to proceed, to take action. We don’t need to rush.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

Anger could raise its ugly little head today, but you have things under control. Don’t engage, if possible, and tactfully deflect the worst of whatever misunderstanding caused the outbreak. If it’s repressed anger, there may never be any loud or angry words. You can smooth any ruffled feathers simply by standing up and not being intimidated or rushed into any action or opinion. Be at your best today

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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!

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 3, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 3, 2020

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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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 1 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 3 Election Day (USA)

Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST

Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST

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Spirit Library: You Have the Courage Necessary (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The expansion of our human consciousness is accelerating at a rapid rate as the intense energies at this time work to burn out negativity purifying our energy systems.

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The Witch of Wanderlust: Using Pendulums in Your Craft

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iheartcats: Corny Cat Jokes

2 – How do know you when a cat is agitated?

Answer: She’s having a hissy fit

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ThoughtCo: The Greek Goddess Hecate

Hecate (sometimes spelled Hekate) was a pre-Olympian Greek goddess—she may have had Thracian origins—and ruled over the realms of earth and fertility rituals.

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MBG: How To Tap Into Your “Inner Elder” For Guidance + Why It’s So Healing

Nature, in her unfailing exquisiteness, shows us the power of maturity. She has grown through so much to be able to bear her fruits and share the gifts of her completion with the world. Courage is to follow nature’s example, despite the fact that to grow older in our society too often means to be disregarded and unseen.

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Today’s DIY: Banishing Spell Jar, Binding & Protection Magic Spell, Sour Jar, Magical Crafting, Witchcraft, Wicca

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Treehugger: 5 Myths and Superstitions About Owls

Many birds are steeped in lore but the owl is a raptor with no shortage of superstitions. Here are five of our favorites:

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EarthSky News: See all 5 bright planets in November!

See all five bright planets in November 2020. Three of them – Mars, Jupiter and Saturn – pop out first thing at dusk and nightfall. The other two – Mercury and Venus – are found in the early morning sky. By bright planet, we mean any solar system planet that is easily visible without an optical aid and that has been watched by our ancestors since time immemorial. In their outward order from the sun, the five bright planets are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.

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Patheos-Pagan: Simple Witchery: Healing Your Ancestors . . .

. . . Starts With Forgiving Yourself
Connecting with ancestors gets a lot of attention in the pagan world this time of year. So does the conundrum of what to do if your ancestors weren’t so nice in their living years.

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Pagan Playlist: EURIELLE – CARRY ME (Official Video)

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Inner Journey: WHAT IS LOVE?

“When mystics use the word love, they use it very carefully — in the deeply spiritual sense, where to love is to know; to love is to act. If you really love, from the depths of your Consciousness, that love gives you a native wisdom. You perceive the needs of others intuitively and clearly, with detachment from any personal desires; and you know how to act creatively to meet those needs, dexterously surmounting any obstacle that comes in the way. Such is the immense, driving power of love.”
— Eknath Easwaran

“Therefore, when I say that ‘I love,’ it is not I who love, but in reality Love who acts through me. Love is not so much something I do as something that I am. Love is not a doing but a state of being – a relatedness, a connectedness to another mortal, an identification with her or him that simply flows within me and through me, independent of my intentions or my efforts.”
— Robert A. Johnson

“When you are aware that you are the force that is Life, anything is possible. Miracles happen all the time, because those miracles are performed by the heart. The heart is in direct communion with the human soul, and when the heart speaks, even with the resistance of the head, something inside you changes; your heart opens another heart, and true love is possible.”
— Don Miguel Ruiz

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A Note from the Universe

You will live forever.

You will live forever.

You will live forever.

That should help you put everything into perspective.

Eh?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Persimmon Recipes That Will Make the Season Sweeter

Let’s turn our attention to persimmon, an often forgotten fruit with boundless flavor potential. Persimmons are in their prime October through January, and make an impressive addition to rustic cakes and salads alike. Grab a few while they’re still in season!

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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
November 3, 2020

Emotion
“Emotion is the moment when steel meets flint and a spark is struck forth, for emotion is the chief source of consciousness. There is no change from darkness to light or from inertia to movement without emotion.”

-Carl G. Jung (1875-1961)


What would life be like without emotion? I would think it would be rather dull and boring. One way we judge a good movie is if it engages our emotions. Do we care about the characters? Are we caught up in the action? Life is like that, too. We remember moments by the emotions we feel at the time. The joy of holding a newborn baby. The despair over the loss of a loved one. The feeling of accomplishment after running a marathon. These emotions show us that we are alive

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

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

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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

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 15, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 15, 2020

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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Hail, old October, bright and chill,
First freedman from the summer sun!
Spice high the bowl, and drink your fill!
Thank heaven, at last the summer’s done!
-Thomas Constable (1812-81)

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October Events:

Oct 1: Full Blood Moon at 2:05 pm PST/ 3:05 pm MST/ 5:05 pm EST

Oct 9: Moon 3rd Qtr 5:39 pm PST/ /6:39 pm MST/ 8:39 pm EST

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day

Oct 16: Super New Moon at 12:31 pm PST/ 1:31 pm MST/ 3:31 pm EST

Oct 23: Moon 1st Qtr. 6:22 am PST/ 7:22 am MST/ 9:22 am EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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

Mercury’s final retrograde for 2020 begins today and ends on November 3rd. As usual it’s a time where we are urged to reflect, review and reassess where we have been, where we are and where we are going. Mercury retrograde expands our awareness urging us to pay better attention to both the subtleties and the details of our lives.

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Today’s DIY: DIY altar tray

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Cooking and Recipes

Here are eight spectacular ideas that will jazz up any Samhain feast, whether you’re having a traditional Halloween party, or a more solemn and spiritual Samhain celebration. Check out our most popular recipes below

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MBG: How Turning My Morning Stroll Into A Meditation Reminded Me Of My Worth & Power

One recent spring morning, I ventured out for a rare walk alone to enjoy the emerging changes in nature. It had been raining for what seemed like months, and I needed to get out of the house. It was just after 7 a.m. on a Sunday and everyone was still sleeping.

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Artemis Goddess Of The Hunt & Moon – (Greek Mythology Explained)

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

Squirrels, pigeons and the occasional raccoon or opossum are about the extent of the backyard wildlife most of us encounter. They’re familiar sights around the neighborhood, and we’re used to the sounds they make as they coo, screech and chatter. But have you ever awoken in the middle of the night to a wild sound you couldn’t place.

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EarthSky News: Summer Triangle and galactic equator

Tonight, use the Summer Triangle and the constellation Cygnus the Swan to locate the galactic equator – the great circle on the celestial sphere that bisects the glowing band of stars that we call the Milky Way. Sure, it’s autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere, but the three brilliant stars that make up the Summer Triangle still shine in our sky. You’ll find them way up high on October evenings.

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Patheos-Pagan: Honoring Literary Ancestors

During this time of year, as we honor our family ancestors, consider honoring literary ancestors as well. Do you have a favorite author who has inspired you, either creatively, with their words, or their life story? Consider setting up an altar for them.

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Pagan Playlist: Pagan Folk Witch songs

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Inner Journey: STAR CONNECTIONS

“The interchangeability of matter and spirit means the starlit magic of the outermost life of our universe becomes the soul-light magic of the innermost life of our self. The energy of the stars becomes us. We become the energy of the stars. Stardust and spirit unite and we begin: One with the universe. Whole and holy.”
— Dennis J. Kucinich

Ponder the spectre of yourself as one human being in the over six billion people on Earth. See Earth as one tiny planet in a galaxy of billions of stars, and that galaxy as just one of billions of galaxies in our expanding universe. We are so minute as to be nonexistent. And yet, we have the power to visualize, to imagine the entirety of the cosmos.

In your journal, write about the paradox of being both microscopic and immense.

“I think we would be able to live in this world more peaceably if our spirituality were to come from looking not just into infinity but very closely at the world around us — and appreciating its depth and divinity.”
— Thomas Moore

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A Note from the Universe

When just starting out on a new journe, it’s only natural to feel vulnerable, like you have so much to lose.

But may I remind you that never again, at any other point in the same journey, will you have so much to gain?

I’ll take that as a “Yes.”

Tallyho,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Warm Eggplant Salad

It tastes so good you can eat it as a main dish! Try it on top of grilled bread slices.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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

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Daily Wisdom
October 15, 2020

Study
“The great business of study is for a mind adapted and adequate to all times and all occasions; to which all nature is then laid open, and which may be said to possess the key of her inexhaustible riches.”

-Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792)


Study is exercise for the mind. And what happens, is that just like when we exercise our body and we discover how strong we are, when we exercise our mind we discover how wise we are! The muscles were there all the time, but when we work them, and pay attention to their development, they serve us by being able to lift weights, or hike a mountain, or run a marathon. And our mind is there for us to use the same way. We can be creative, we can be problem-solvers, we can be wise. Our strength, both in body and mind, comes from within.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Judgement

However the day goes, you’ll be able to enjoy yourself by noticing how big a part is played by beauty in your daily existence. There is no such thing as a senseless act of kindness, since it has such power to feed and empower your soul. You can salvage the messiest situation or cheer up the unhappiest person by appreciating the wonders that are all around us.

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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Thought For The Day: Oct. 31, 2018 “Samhain Blessings”

 

Its Samhain and the Wheel of the Year turns another click. Tonight we celebrate the Witches New Year, the spirits of our ancestors and the beginning of the dark half of the year.

Bright blessings in the coming cycle!

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