Cat’s Morning Bits for April 1, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 1, 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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“Sweet April showers
Do spring May flowers.”

  • Thomas Tusser, A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, 1557

April 1 April Fools Day

April 11 New Moon at 7:30 pm PST/ 8:30 pm MST/ 10:30 pm EST

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

*The Lyrids meteor shower appears on April 16 – April 26

April 17 Herbalist Day

*Eta Aquariids meteor shower also appears in April. It is visible from about April 21 to about May 20

April 22 Earth Day

April 26 Full Wind Moon at 8:31 pm PST/ 9:31 pm MST/ 11:31 pm EST

April 30 Walprgis Night / Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

May 1 Beltane / May Day


Spirit Library: April 2021 Ascension Energies – Courageous Heart (a message from Jamye Price)

Quarterly Review
As you continue Freeing Your Heart, the overall energies of 2021, so that this world is more love-based rather than fear-based; April builds on the first quarter. April energies are Courageous Heart.

Read more….

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April Correspondences

Nature Spirits: Plant Faeries
Herbs: Basil; Chives; Dragons Blood; Geranium &Thistle
Colours: Crimson Red & Gold
Flowers: Daisy & Sweetpea
Scents: Bay; Bergamot; Patchouli & Pine
Stones: Ruby; Garnet & Sard
Trees: Pine; Bay & Hazel
Animals: Bear & Wolf
Birds: Hawk & Magpie
Deities: Anahita; Bast; Ceres; Hathor; Ishtar; Kali &Venus
Power Flow: Balance to the Nerves; Check Anger; Creating andProducing; Self Confidence & Take advantage ofopportunities

originally found at http://mystiksangelrealm.com/months.html

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Spiritual Unite: THE NUMBER 142 MEANING AND SYMBOLISM
In this article, we are going to discuss the meaning of the number 142.

Numerology rules dictate that we need to always reduce numbers to a single digit (the exception being the master numbers 11, 22, 33, and 44).

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Finding Your Magical Name

The topic of the magical name is one that comes up often in discussion in the Pagan community. So many people find Paganism or Wicca and decide right off the bat that they’re going to name themselves Lady Such-and-Such or Lord Whatsis.

Read more….

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MBG: No Fools Here: April Will Be A Month Of Decisive Moves, According To Astrologers

Rhetorical question of the decade: Who’s up for a fresh start?

This month’s stars deliver a dose of renewal. With the Sun in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, celestial spring is upon us. Shake off those heavy winter vibes, especially if you, like so many people, endured a year of struggle, stress, or sadness.

Read more….

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Aprils Star Signs Aries and Taurus

Astrology Sign Aries
March 21- April 19

Aries, the ram, is the first astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Aries. In western astrology, this sign is no longer aligned with the constellation as a result of the precession of the equinoxes. In astrology, Aries is considered a “masculine”, positive (extrovert) sign. It is also considered a fire sign, and is one of four cardinal signs. Aries is ruled by the planet Mars. Being the first sign in the zodiac, Aries is associated with the astrological 1st house.

Astrology Sign Taurus
April 20 – May 20

Taurus is the second astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Taurus. In western astrology, this sign is no longer aligned with the constellation as a result of the precession of the equinoxes. In astrology, Taurus is considered a “feminine”, negative sign. It is also considered an earth sign and is one of four fixed signs Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus (which also rules Libra). Being the second sign of the zodiac, Taurus has been associated with the astrological second house. The glyph is also the alchemical symbol for rocksalt.

courtesy of wikipedia

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Today’s DIY: A Basic DIY Linen Spray Recipe + How To Customize It For Your Mood

Scented linen sprays can be useful for refreshing clothes between launderings, masking odors on cloth furniture, and reviving stale air. And considering they’re basically just self-stable water that smells good, they’re super easy to DIY.

Read more…..

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Elephant Journal: 13 Films that Empaths & Sensitive People will Love.

Top Film Recommendations for Empaths and Sensitive People
Empaths are often overwhelmed by violent, fast-paced, or loud movies. Even the soundtrack can be too loud as well. Still, sensitive people love heartwarming movies, so I want to share with you a few movies that I love.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Do Birds Have a Sense of Smell?

While sight is arguably the most important sense wielded by birds, olfaction plays a critical role in their survival as well. It was only in the last 50 years that birds’ sense of smell that this was discovered. In the past, scientists believed that birds had little to no smelling ability, but recent experiments proved just how wrong previous hypotheses were.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon and star Antares on April 1 and 2

On the mornings of April 1 and 2, 2021, watch for the waning gibbous moon to be in the vicinity of Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. You’ll be looking southward from Earth’s Northern Hemisphere, and high overhead or high in the northern sky from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Many Seasons of Spring: Transitions

There is a running joke that North Carolina (where I live) experiences twelve seasons during the year instead of the usual four. Spring itself goes through many stages every year: the first blooming,

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Song of Durin – Eurielle

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Inner Journey: LIVE IN RELAXATION

“It would be glorious to see mankind at leisure for once. It is nothing but work, work, work.”
— Henry David Thoreau

Is relaxation possible only when we’re not working? No. With awareness and practice, we can be relaxed no matter what we are doing. In fact, when we work in a relaxed state, our productivity increases as our effort decreases.

For true relaxation, we need to connect with our bodies — to consciously and intentionally become aware of tension and release it.

“Anxiety breaks a man’s backbone.”
— Hebrew proverb

“Don’t hurry, don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers.”
— Walter Hagen

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Oh, how I love the morning dew on my face, the midday sun on my skin, and the fragrance of jasmine wafting at twilight. The sight of dragonflies darting, the sound of owls “hoo-hooing,” and the infinite perfection conveyed by all my physical senses at every moment of every day, even now.

Thanks because if it weren’t for you, such ecstasies I would never know.

Work that body,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: April Fool’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This delicious ‘sandwich’ is perfect for April Fool’s Day, Halloween, or even birthday parties.

Read more….

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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
April 1, 2021

Regret
“The greater part of what my neighbors call good I believe in my soul to be bad, and if I regret anything it is very likely to be my good behavior. What demon possessed me that I behaved so well?”

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)


It’s all a matter of our own unique perspective. No one can make us regret anything. We have our own internal compass which lets us know if we’ve gone off course. There is always pressure from society, family, peers and associates to act a certain way or to live up to certain expectations. But the only one we answer to in the end is ourselves. We decide what behavior is “regrettable” or not

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

The day may be full of confusion but you don’t have to go through it naively and unaware of what’s happening around you. It’s not a good day to flirt with taking silly risks, some of which might turn out to be semi-dangerous or costly. You may be too hyper to want to play it safe, but at least make an effort to not be naïve or irresponsible

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 22, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 22, 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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March is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. This was the time of year to resume military campaigns that had been interrupted due to winter. (brownielocks.com)

March Events

March 2 Dr. Seuss Day

March 3 World Wildlife Day

March 4 World Book Day

March 13 New Moon 2:21 am PST/ 3:21 am MST/ 5:21 am EST

March 14 Daylight Savings begins 2 am

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 Celtic Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox / Ostara

March 20 World Storytelling Day

March 25 World Tolkein Reading Day

March 28 Full Storm Moon 11:48 am PST/ 12:48 pm MST/ 2:48 pm EST


Spirit Library: Horizons Are Expanding (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are transforming from the inside out which is creating a profound shift in how we operate in our world. How we view ourselves and our reality is changing unlocking new opportunities and new potentials.

Read more….

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The Green Witch: Pine Needle Tea | Wild Foraged Tea

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Spiritual Unite: NUMBER 60 MEANING – NURTURE THE YOUNG


The number 60, meaning derives from its numerological essence and other factors to do with its numerology analysis.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Owl Folklore and Legends, Magic and Mysteries

Owls are a bird that features prominently in the myths and legends of a variety of cultures. These mysterious creatures are known far and wide as symbols of wisdom, omens of death, and bringers of prophecy

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: About Your Aura

Throughout the ages artists have depicted the aura as a halo or glowing light that appears around the heads or bodies of highly evolved spiritual masters and saints

Read more….

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Spirituality & Health: Design Your Optimal Sacred Space

Tune into your chakra to design your optimal sacred space. First find your major chakra, then discover the aesthetic that fits that chakra’s energy

Read more….

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MBG: 5 Ways To Ring In Aries Season (AKA Your Astrological New Year)

The Sun visits a new zodiac sign every 30 days or so. During each “season” everyone feels the influence of the prevailing astrological energy. Aries season 2021 begins March 20 and ends April 19. Since Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, it is considered the astrological New Year.

Read more…..

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Oshun/Osun by ELLA ANDALL

Praising the Spirit of the River. Oriki Osun

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Elephant Journal: Kintsugi: The Japanese Art of Celebrating Brokenness

Idling my time away on a lazy Sunday afternoon, I came across a term called Kintsugi: the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery, and it just stuck with me.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 8 Iconic Plants and Trees That Herald Spring

When we say that spring is in the air, we may be referring to higher temperatures or warmer rays of sunshine. But it might also refer to the freshness that arrives when tiny plants break through the frozen ground and bring specks of green, purple and yellow to the gray, post-winter landscape.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon and Winter Circle on March 21 and 22

Now spring has arrived for the Northern Hemisphere (and autumn for the Southern Hemisphere). Yet – on March 21 and 22, 2021 – the waxing moon is moving inside a large circular (or hexagonal) star pattern, known as the Winter Circle (or Winter Hexagon).

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Corner Crone: The Dancing Energy Exchange

In the early 1980s, right around the time I was beginning to explore witchcraft, I read a book that transformed the way I viewed the world and All That Is. Was it Margot Adler’s Drawing Down the Moon? Starhawk’s The Spiral Dance?

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Heartbeat “Legend of Cuan”

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Inner Journey: DO YOU BELIEVE IN YOURSELF?

“We cannot rise higher than our thought of ourselves.”
— Orison Swett Marden

What do you believe about yourself?

If you are experiencing a lack of something in your life, chances are that you hold a belief in your subconscious that says you aren’t worthy of having that quality. Write in your journal the answer to these questions for yourself:
• Where are you not good enough, not worthy enough?
• How willing are you to receive?

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”
— e. e. cummings

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If you didn’t do what you wish you had done, or if you did do what you wish you hadn’t, may I suggest that back then you were simply acting on instinct, and that it served you well?

Particularly knowing, as I know, how else things could have gone and how well you’ve done for yourself.

Oh yeah we are so proud.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Make-Ahead Blueberry-Cinnamon Muffins

This recipe allows you to make the muffin batter the night before, then bake it the next morning–perfect for fresh, on-the-go muffins! Make sure not to overmix the batter as that will create dense muffins that won’t rise well. The batter will last in the fridge up to 5 days which means you can make a few muffins at a time over the course of a few days, if you desire.

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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
March 22, 2021

Genius
“You may have heard people repeat what I have said, ‘Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.’ Yes, sir, it’s mostly hard work.”

-Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)


Often we associate genius with intelligence. But according to Edison, it is much more than that. There are a lot of really smart people in this world – but how many of them really channel that intelligence into something bigger than themselves? How many can say that they have worked so hard that their efforts have created something that benefits all of mankind? These are the true geniuses.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

Even if it’s a busy day at work or with loved ones, it may still be an introspective kind of day when you need to frequently take a quiet moment to reflect. Be organized and perform your tasks well, but also find those quiet instances when you can make sense of your feelings and impressions. You can get a great deal done today, and feel inwardly satisfied about it.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 28, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 28, 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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Shout and sing for the Spring is here!
Laugh and dance, for Winter’s away!
-Agnes Mary Frances Robinson (1857-1944)

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Spiritual Unite: Have I Found My Soulmate – Connect The Dots

Soulmates are very important to us. They help us to learn about ourselves, learn about the experiences of others and, crucially, help us to experience love.
Some people spend their whole lives searching for their soulmate

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/have-i-found-my-soulmate-connect-the-dots/

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MBG: It’s Aries Season & Never Was There A Better Time To Try Craniosacral Therapy

The Sun sizzles through fiery Aries (March 20–April 20) infusing more courage, energy, and pioneering spirit into your life. During this monthlong cycle, your life may feel more playful and free. Using the following self-care strategies, you can fine-tune your well-being, foster vitality, and reduce stress

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/self-care-and-healthy-living-ideas-for-aries-season-2019

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Daily Good: The Problem with the Paradigm of Urgency

“Wouldn’t you like to be part of a different kind of revolution?” In this excerpt from The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible,” Charles Eisenstein presents an alternate view of being “revolutionary.” Rather than continuing along the same path of urgency and effort and struggling with a problem, which come from a place of scarcity and domination, he suggests we slow down, do nothing, approach “life in a spirit of ease and play” so we can first, truly identity the problem, and second, open ourselves to creative energies that will bring about “something truly new for civilization.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2241/the-problem-with-the-paradigm-of-urgency-charles-eisenstein/

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MNN: 6 serious facts about the playful-looking roly-poly

Almost everyone loves a pill bug. Or maybe you know them as roly-polies, doodle bugs or wood shrimp. Kids are fascinated by these tiny little critters that defensively roll up into a tight little ball when disturbed. That’s a process known as conglobation. But there’s so much more to these familiar creepy crawlies than their acrobatic prowess. They play an important role in the environment.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/roly-poly-pill-bug-facts-important-environment

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EarthSky News: What exactly is twilight?

You can define twilight simply as the time of day between daylight and darkness, whether that’s after sunset, or before sunrise. It’s a time when the light from the sky appears diffused and often pinkish. The sun is below the horizon, but its rays are scattered by Earth’s atmosphere to create the colors of twilight.

https://earthsky.org/earth/twilight-2

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Patheos-Pagan: Witchcraft & Dion Fortune

Dion Fortune (birth name Violet Mary Firth, 1890–1946) is one of the most important figures in Witchcraft’s rebirth during the twentieth century. Though she did not identify as a Witch (or even a Pagan), many of her ideas would become a part of Wiccan-Witchcraft, and her 1938 novel The Sea Priestess articulated Witch ritual long before it would be made public.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/panmankey/2019/03/witchcraft-dion-fortune/

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Inner Journey:

CELEBRATE DIFFERENCES

“Souls don’t have races or sexes or religions. They are beyond artificial divisions.”
— Brian Weiss

Intolerance of differences always exists in people who don’t know who they are, people who don’t have a strong sense of their own authentic self, the soul within.

Intolerance is rooted in fear.

The basis for having a strong sense of self-esteem is to replace our unconscious idea of basic unworthiness with a conscious knowing of our fundamental inherent goodness. As Matthew Fox argues in Original Blessing, the notion of ‘original sin’ must be replaced with the truth of ‘original blessing.’

Being in touch with our essential goodness, we can see the essential goodness in others as well.

“Beliefs separate. Loving thoughts unite.”
— Paul Ferrini

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

We love you with so much understanding.

We think of you, with so much pride.

And we watch you with so much envy.

Know this,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Preserved Lemons

This is a simple way to make preserved lemons. A little drizzle of this stuff goes a long way when making salads, using as a topping, or in your marinades. It’s great because it doesn’t have just a lemon flavour, it’s also got the taste of the dissolved lemon rind, which is amazing. There’s nothing quite like it.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Easy-Preserved-Lemons.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
March 28, 2019

Transformation

“Any transformation of one person invites accommodating transformations in others.”

-R.D. Laing (1927-1989)

We’re all connected. There is a unity that can’t be denied. When one person changes, it can dramatically affect those around him or her, causing more changes, more transformation. Our lives impact each other; we can’t help it! So, let’s make it work for the good of all of us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: How to Calculate Your Life Path Number and What it Means

Numerology is an ancient system of belief that shows us how numbers vibrate to energy. Each number in our birth date vibrates to a different energy; this energy helps create our persona. Numerology teaches us that the numbers 1 – 9 have specific characteristics that have negative and positive connotations. Pythagoras taught us that the world is mathematically created and expresses itself through numbers. He believed the single digit numbers represent the nine cycles of life. In numerology every number is reduced to a single digit number. For example, 23 is reduced to 5 or 187 is reduced to 7.

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 25, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 25, 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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The little white clouds are racing over the sky,
And the fields are strewn with the gold of the flower of March,
The daffodil breaks under foot, and the tasseled larch
Sways and swings as the thrush goes hurrying by.
-Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

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Spirit Library: Forging or Forcing

Blessed Being, you have reached a culmination point, a midpoint. The two seem so opposite, and yet they are similar. A cycle within a cycle.

Here you teeter on the point, a moment of rest as equilibrium is reached. How high have you traveled? What do you see from your broad vista?

https://spiritlibrary.com/jamye-price/forging-or-forcing

 

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The Wild Hunt: The Queens of Egypt: An Exhibition

We have a look at the National Geographic Museum’s new exhibition Queens of Egypt that explores the powerful women who governed during their time and their legacy the continues even today.

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MBG: How To Unlock Your Wildest Dreams This Aries Season

Aries season begins March 20, along with the spring equinox, paving the way for new beginnings. With the celestial slate now cleared, what will you ignite before April 20?

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/aries-season-2019-your-complete-guide

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Daily Good: Mary Oliver: Poet of Awe

Mary Oliver was in a class by herself. Distinguished with a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, she was viewed with suspicion by literary critics for her status as a kind of rock star poet. For those of us who read her like a daily liturgy, her name is synonymous with other such essential words: mystery, wild, awe, terror, devotion, gratitude, grace. All of them come alive in her simple poems, that seem to rise from the crossroad of nature and spirituality, brimming with good questions. Fabiana Fondevila begins her process of saying goodbye in this essay full of beautiful snippets from the poet who helped so many of us find our way home to devotion and prayer through wonder and awe.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2246/mary-oliver-poet-of-awe-fabiana-fondevila/

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Elephant Journal: I’m Tired of Always Having to be Strong.

I’m tired, but even that is too casual, too shallow of a description for the weariness that lies in my bones.
I’m exhausted from being strong, from acting like I have it all together, and from being everything to everyone.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2017/04/im-tired-of-always-having-to-be-strong/

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MNN: Young hosta shoots are edible. Who knew?

Add hostas to the list of plants you may have your yard that serve double duty as both edible and ornamental. The entire plant can be eaten — from the young shoots that emerge from the ground in early spring to the flowers that bloom in mid-late summer — but it’s most common to eat the shoots. The shoots can be sliced up and eaten raw in salads, or they can be cooked and prepared in a number of ways.

https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/hosta-shoots-are-edible

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EarthSky News: Is Sirius the most luminous star?

Tonight – March 24, 2019 – look outside, and you can’t miss Sirius, the brightest star in the nighttime sky. Is Sirius the most luminous star? No. To astronomers, the word luminous refers to a star’s intrinsic brightness. 

Sirius, in the constellation Canis Major (the Greater Dog), looks extraordinarily bright in Earth’s sky. It’s our sky’s brightest star. But its brightness stems primarily from the fact that it’s only 8.6 light-years away.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/is-sirius-the-most-luminous-star-in-the-sky

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Patheos-Pagan: Exploring Daily Practice

A few years ago I started going to the gym on a regular basis. I would listen to music on my headphones (earbuds, whatever) and walk on the treadmill while my daughter was in karate class. I’ve never been an athletic person and running only happens if I’m being chased, but there was an unexpected side effect from my little workout routine.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2018/06/exploring-daily-practice/

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Inner Journey: 

DO YOU BELIEVE IN YOURSELF?

“We cannot rise higher than our thought of ourselves.”
— Orison Swett Marden

What do you believe about yourself?

If you are experiencing a lack of something in your life, chances are that you hold a belief in your subconscious that says you aren’t worthy of having that quality. Write in your journal the answer to these questions for yourself:
• Where are you not good enough, not worthy enough?
• How willing are you to receive?

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”
— e. e. cummings

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

For a long time yet there will be things not to like in time and space… animal testing, war, discrimination, hatred, to name a few. But you realize, don’t you, that only while you’re there, can you do anything about them?

Oh yeah.

We can only watch.

You’re getting warmer,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe:  Avocado Mango Salsa

This simple and yummy salsa is great with dips or burritos!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Avocado-Mango-Salsa-1.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 25, 2019 

Transformation

“The sacred call is transformative. It is an invitation to our souls, a mysterious voice reverberating within, a tug on our hearts that can neither be ignored nor denied. It contains, by definition, the purest message and promise of essential freedom. It touches us at the center of our awareness. When such a call occurs and we hear it – really hear it – our shift to higher consciousness is assured.”

-David A. Cooper, 1994

In this passage, David Cooper writes about the shofar, the ram’s horn sounded in synagogue services during the Ten Days of Penitence. But there are a lot of different ways that ‘the sacred call’ may be expressed. The fact that we are pursuing our spiritual growth, that we are allowing ourselves to be more of who we really are, shows that we have heard that call! We know that life has meaning, and we are transforming our own lives to reflect that.

-Lissa Coffey

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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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