Cat’s Morning Bits for November 23, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 23, 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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November Quotes

“Autumn is marching on: even the scarecrows are wearing dead leaves.”

  • Otsuyu Nakagawa

gardendigest.com

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 4 New Moon at 2:14 pm PST/ 3:14 pm MST/ 5:14 pm EST/

Nov 7 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 19 Full Beaver Moon at 12:57 am PST/ 1:57 am MST/ 3:57 am EST/

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

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Spirit Library: Stillness of Zero Point
Kate Spreckley

2021 has been a year where we have really felt the push and the pull between the old and the new, the past and the future, which has created both internal and external conflict. However, despite the conflict we stand now in the space between Eclipses, the space between dark and light where the energy shifts into the stillness of zero point.

Read more….

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QUEEN of All Monsters: Echidna – Greek Mythology Explained

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Spirituality & Health: Astrology Studies: Elemental Wisdom, Part I—Water

BY MYRA GOODMAN

Life begins in water. Access the deep wisdom of this element within you and try a 5-minute guided meditation on water wisdom

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Purple Dead Nettle

Like many of the herbs that we can use in magic, purple dead nettle is, for all intents and purposes, a weed. It will take over a spring garden in no time at all, spreading with wild abandon through your yard. So why not take advantage of its folklore and magic, and use it in your workings? It’s a handy little herb to harvest.

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams: Hammer Dream Meaning and Symbolism
Hammers are a symbol of strength and power. Dreaming about a hammer can reflect how we are working on things in our life.

Read more….

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MBG: Everything You Need To Know About Sagittarius: Personality Traits, Compatibility & More

Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac (November 21 to December 21), and it’s represented by a centaur holding a bow and arrow. A mutable fire sign ruled by Jupiter, Sagittarius (or Dhanus in Vedic astrology) energy is adventurous and expansive

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Making the best Vanilla Extract you have ever tasted.

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Treehugger: 12 Amazing Soda Lakes Around the World
These surprisingly productive ecosystems can contain a diversity of life.

While the unusual chemical properties and extreme alkalinity of the world’s soda lakes may appear inhospitable for life, soda lakes are in fact among the most productive ecosystems in the world

Read more….

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EarthSky News: See Orion’s Belt as a celestial bridge

Look for Mintaka in Orion’s Belt
See the three stars at Orion the Hunter’s midsection? These stars are Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka. They’re very noticeable and famous in many cultures as Orion’s Belt. To the Aymara people of Bolivia, Peru and Chile, they represent a celestial bridge. And there’s good reason for that. These stars link the sky’s northern and southern hemispheres.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: 5 Things I’m Thankful For This Year
JOHN BECKETT

I have mixed feelings about the spiritual practice of gratitude.

On one hand, much of what we enjpy did not come from our own labors. We benefit from the legacies of our ancestors, from the commonwealth of society, from the generosity of our fanily and friends, and from the graxe of our gods,

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Medieval Music – Deirdre’s Dream

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Inner Journey:

GO FOR DEPTH

“Mastery does not come from dabbling. We have to be prepared to pay the price. We need to have the sustained enthusiasm that motivates us to give our best.”
— Eknath Easwaran

Our world now offers us a smorgasbord of opportunities. In the personal growth field alone, there is a myriad of books and products, all promising relief from what ails us. It’s easy to flip quickly from one program to another when something new captures our imagination.

If I long for change in my life, however, I need to do more than skim the surface. I need to make time and take time to both learn new approaches and then — most importantly — to apply what I’ve learned. If I jump around to new techniques too rapidly, I won’t benefit from any of them.

“Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts.”
–Elbert Hubbard

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Always follow your heart, unless it’s been broken, then you must lead it.

Back into love,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

My family begs me to make this creamy baked dish every Thanksgiving and Christmas. What makes it so good is the pecan topping! Try it and I’m sure it will become your new tradition!

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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 23, 2021

Appreciation
“Much misconstruction and bitterness are spared to him who thinks naturally upon what he owes to others, rather than on what he ought to expect from them.”

-Elizabeth De Meulan Guizot


Our expectations can get us into trouble, they can keep us from fully participating. Instead of holding back, and asking “what’s in it for me?” we can choose to jump in and say: “how can I help?” Instantly, our perspective shifts, and our mood along with it.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

The biggest danger you face today is being aloof and thus fail to see an approaching problem. This can cost you the chance to intercept the difficulty and minimize it, if not avoid it all together. Pay attention without getting paranoid, and take nothing and no one for granted. Danger may not lurk within every single shadow, but a small misstep can sometimes cause problems that are way out of proportion to the cause.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 5, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 5, 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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February is derived from the Latin word “februs” meaning “to cleanse.” The month was named after the Roman Festival, Februalia, a month long festival of purification and atonement.

February Events

Feb. 2: Imbolc/Candlemas and Groundhog Day

Feb. 5: World Animal Reiki Day

Feb. 7: Super Bowl Sunday

Feb. 11: New Moon at 11:05 am PST/ 12:05 pm MST/ 2:05 pm EST

Feb. 12: Chinese New Year of the Ox

Feb. 14: Valentines Day

Feb. 15: Presidents Day and Lupercalia

Feb. 16 Mardi Gras

Feb. 18: Sun enters Pisces

Feb. 19: National Caregivers Day

Feb. 20: Mercury goes DIRECT

Feb. 27: Full Moon at 12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST


Spirit Library: Self Care is Essential Now (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Our current process of growth and development is urging us to learn how to live from an expanded state of consciousness. This state of consciousness asks that we perfectly balance our heart with our mind, our body with our soul and our inner life with our external life.

Read more…..

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What Are Fairies? (Celtic Mythology Explained)

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Spiritual Unite: THE NUMBER 17 MEANING AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE

If you are born on the 17th of any month or have 8 as your life path number, then you have the expression of abundance and power.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Ritual Fasting

Fasting is something that is done in many different religious groups. Muslims abstain from eating during the holy month of Ramadan, Jews often fast in observation of Yom Kippur, and Hindus sometimes fast as part of worship.

Read more…..

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Patheos Pagan: Utilizing Glamour Magick

There’s no denying that there is power in how we dress and make ourselves up. We can create myriad impressions as well as influence the way people view us depending on the clothes and makeup we choose to wear and how we choose to wear it.

Read more….

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MBG: Why Astrologers Map Their Solar Return Charts On Every Birthday

Looking for a new, astro-inspired birthday tradition? Enter: the solar return chart. Referring to this handy map of the cosmos is a fun annual activity that can give you insights into what’s to come for you in the year ahead.

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KarmaTube: The Song of Grandmother Cricket

This beautiful animated short film, inspired by a myth from the Bolivian lowlands, was created by a group of Bolivian animators in collaboration with The Animation Workshop of Denmark. When Abuela Grillo (Grandmother Cricket) sings, it rains, and in a country marked by water shortages, the film is a response to the privatization of Bolivia’s water resources by foreign corporations. The Cochabamba water wars of 2000 was a series of massive protests by the indigenous community to retain access to their water supply, which eventually pressured the government to revoke the international contract. Voiced by Bolivian singer Luzmila Carpio, traditional Quechua singing weaves indigenous melody throughout the film, further illuminating the cultural roots of this fight for the universal right to pure water.

Read more….

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Danheim & Heldom – Runamal (Official Video)

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Treehugger: 8 Mystical Ocelot Facts

The ocelot, or Leopardus pardalis, is a wild cat that lives in Central and South America and a few parts of the Southwestern United States. Though they are often confused with jaguars or leopards,

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EarthSky News: Moon and Antares before dawn February 6

Watch for the waning gibbous moon to pair up with Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion, on the morning of February 6, 2021. After that, you can try your luck at catching the Venus-Saturn conjunction in a bright twilight sky, which will be hard to catch, even with binoculars. We elaborate later in this post.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Greater Lunar Cycle: 6 Months Of Manifestation

Lunar witchcraft is one of my most important magical practices. I’ve gained so much from it. When I started paying attention to both the short and longer moon cycles, my magical progress ramped into hyperdrive. I call the longer cycles the “greater lunar cycles.”

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Today’s DIY: Spellcraft Sunday Jacy’s Florida Water

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Inner Journey: DIRECT YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND

“The power to move the world is in the subconscious mind.”
— William James

Our subconscious mind creates our lives perfectly according to how it has been programmed. It works 24 hours of every day, 365 days per year. It accepts instructions from the conscious mind, checks on old inner programming and executes.

The subconscious mind acts on old beliefs stored over a lifetime. Many of those beliefs you may have accepted without thinking. Or you may have absorbed them when you were too young to exercise choice. Many of the beliefs that govern your life may no longer match what you now hold to be true.

Nonetheless, the subconscious mind is the director till you rewrite the scripts. Put some effort into getting it working on your positive, conscious intentions instead of your old limiting, unconscious beliefs and your life will change.

“If a man devotes himself to the instructions of his own unconscious, it can bestow this gift [of renewal], so that suddenly life, which has been stale and dull, turns into a rich unending inner adventure, full of creative possibilities.”
— Marie-Louise von Franz

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Considering… the sage knows all goodbyes are temporary, the prophet knows happiness has nothing to do with what others say or do, and the mystic knows life is always fair even when circumstances are not, we were wondering if your mastery over any of these tricky-to-grasp concepts is why you always seem to glow?

You misty, sagey, prophet, you.

Happy Friday Halo-Kid,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Winter Berry Smoothie Bowl

This easy smoothie bowl is filled with frozen berries, and topped with nutrient-rich toppings. It’s healthy enough for your next breakfast, lunch or filling snack.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth


Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus


Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
February 5, 2021

Choice
“Guess if you can, choose if you dare.”

-Pierre Corneille


Sometimes making a choice is being courageous. It’s movement forward. It’s going ahead. When we can’t choose we’re stuck, and immobile. Once we choose then action can take place. And then as things happen we’ll have more choices to make. That’s just natural progression. We can adjust, we can learn, and choosing makes that possible

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

You may not be prone to anxiety, but today could get on your nerves. If you find yourself noticing only the things going less than perfectly and you start feeling edgy and insecure, have a cup of tea and let your feelings settle down. Quell these uncomfortable feelings before they grow worse and significantly affect your performance and frame of mind.

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 January 20, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 20, 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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January is named for the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depecited with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future.

January Events

Jan. 1 Happy New Year! Welcome 2021

Jan. 1 Ellis Island Day

Jan. 3 J.R.R. Tolkien Day

Jan. 5 Twelfth Night

Jan. 12/13 New Moon 9:00 pm PST/ 10:00 pm MST/ 12:00 am EST

Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 19 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan. 20 Inauguration Day USA

Jan. 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan. 27 Holocaust Memorial Day

Jan. 28 Full “Wolf” Moon 11:16 am PST/ 12:16 pm MST/ 2:16 pm .m. EST

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20


Daily Good: The Serviceberry: An Economy of Abundance

Hoarding won’t save us…All flourishing is mutual. Robin Wall Kimmerer –

The Serviceberry: An Economy of Abundance

“As Robin Wall Kimmerer harvests serviceberries alongside the birds, she considers the ethic of reciprocity that lies at the heart of the gift economy. How, she asks, can we learn from Indigenous wisdom and ecological systems to reimagine currencies of exchange?” { read more }

Be The Change

Do something today in the spirit of honoring mutual flourishing. For more inspiration, check out this essay by Kimmerer, “Returning the Gift.” { more }

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Ares and Aphrodite (Venus and Mars) The Net of Hephestus – Greek Mythology – See U in History

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Spiritual Unite: OLIVE TREE SYMBOLISM – FRIENDSHIP AND PEACE

The Olive tree has a rich history in symbolism, tradition and mythology.

As early as Ancient Greece, the Olive tree has held symbolic meaning related to peace and friendship.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Celebrating Imbolc With Kids

Imbolc is a festival of fire and light – it’s one of the cross quarter days – and falls on February 2 in the northern hemisphere (it’ll be on August 1 if you’re one of our readers below the equator).

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Celtic Tree Month of Rowan January 21 – February 17

The Rowan tree is also known as the Mountain Ash and is a member of the rose family. They can be found growing among ancient settlements and ruins in Europe where they grow “like weeds”, although many of these trees were planted there as well.

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MBG: 7 Ways To Push The Envelope For Aquarius Season 2021

The Sun visits a new zodiac sign every 30 days or so. During each “season” everyone feels the influence of the prevailing astrological energy. Aquarius season 2021 begins January 19 and ends February 18.

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Snake Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle – Totem Animal – Power Animal – Magical Crafting

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Elephant Journal: 10 Things our Kids can Learn from a Butterfly.

Butterflies are one of the most resilient creatures on our planet—so are our children.
Strength, adaptivity, natural beauty, and perseverance embody the idea behind childhood and the life cycle of a butterfly.

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Treehugger: 15 Awe-Inspiring National Forests in the United States

Every outdoor lover has a favorite national or state park, but when it comes to natural public lands, national forests are among the country’s most breathtaking and functional spaces.

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EarthSky News: Moon, Mars, Uranus January 19, 20, 21

On January 19, 20 and 21, 2021, watch for the waxing moon to sweep near the bright planet Mars and the exceedingly faint planet Uranus. Mars is the fourth planet – and Uranus the seventh planet – outward from our sun. Mars and Uranus appear so close together on the sky’s dome now that – for the coming week or so

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Patheos-Pagan: Imbolc: A Time For Cleansing

Cleansing is a basic spiritual practice with roots in ordinary life. You keep your kitchen clean – or at least, I hope you do – because you want to avoid the bacteria that can grow in food residue. You wash your utensils when you’re cooking because while you like onions, you don’t want them in your desserts.

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Pagan Playlist: An Danzza ☽ ☆ ☾ Hekate

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Inner Journey: DON’T THINK AWAY YOUR FEELINGS

“When emotions are managed by the heart, they heighten your awareness of the world around you and add sparkle to life. The result is new intelligence and a new view of life.”
— Doc Childre and Howard Martin

How do you intellectualize your emotions?

Many of us live so much in our heads that we intellectualize our emotions. We analyze, rationalize and explain them away so quickly that we don’t actually experience them.

Learn to honour your emotions at all times by being willing to feel them. Of course, you may need to exercise some judgment over how and when you express them.

“Learning to be aware of feelings, how they arise and how to use them creatively so they guide us to happiness, is an essential lifetime skill.”
— Joan Borysenko

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What if everything was not only working out just fine, but today, as things are, you’re actually way ahead of schedule?

Yeah.

Everything adds to you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 15 Things to Bake When It’s Too Cold to Go Outside

When it’s snowy out, the wind is howling, and the streets are frosty, there’s no better idea than staying warm and cozy indoors while baking up some treats. Whether you choose something classic like cinnamon rolls and coffee cake, or branch out into babka and palmiers, you’re sure to enjoy these wintery goodies.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air


Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
January 20, 2021

Sleep
“Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind.”

-William Golding


Ah! The dreams that we dream! Some outrageous fantasies – some bizarre, seemingly unrelated scenarios pieced together to resemble an unfinished puzzle by Salvador Dali. Just as the body needs rest to repair itself, the mind needs rest, too, and it works things out in our dreams. It doesn’t have to make sense – somehow it registers and we figure out just what needs to be done. These little glimpses into our psyche can lead to great wisdom… or it could just be an evening’s entertainment!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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.AND 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 January 8, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 8, 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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January is named for the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depecited with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future.

January Events

Jan. 1 Happy New Year! Welcome 2021

Jan. 1 Ellis Island Day

Jan. 3 J.R.R. Tolkien Day

Jan. 5 Twelfth Night

Jan. 12/13 New Moon 9:00 pm PST/ 10:00 pm MST/ 12:00 am EST

Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 19 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan. 20 Inauguration Day USA

Jan. 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan. 27 Holocaust Memorial Day

Jan. 28 Full “Cold” Moon

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20

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Spirit Library: Era of Pure Potential (a message from Kate Spreckley)

For too long our world and our lives have been governed by the need to survive. We have lived with the idea that life follows a monotonous and predictable path of experience.

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Spiritual Unite: SPRUCE TREE SYMBOLISM – RESILIENCE AND STRENGTH

The spruce tree is one of the most famous trees in western and Mediterranean culture and has been for thousands of years.

Perhaps the most famous use of the spruce tree is as a Christmas tree.

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ThoughtCo: Spirit Wolf

Have you ever been visited by wolf spirit either in real life, during meditation, or in your night dreams? Listed here are stories shared by our readers detailing their connections with wolf totem.

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Patheos / New Visions: For a Better 2021, Ask Yourself These 2 Questions

January is often the time we make resolutions. For many of us, this includes eating healthier and exercising more—and hopefully shedding the extra pounds we’ve put on during our prolonged COVID lockdown :-). But this year, along with improving your physical health, why not strive to improve your spiritual health as well?

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MBG: Want More Joy In Your Life? Here’s How To Find It, Based On Your Astrology Chart

In 2021, we’re focusing on joy. After the year we’ve had, cultivating and celebrating small moments of happiness as they come has never felt more cathartic, life-affirming, and essential to lasting well-being. In the coming weeks, we’re going to laugh, experience new things, and revamp stale aspects of daily life

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The Son of Athena and Hephaestus (Erichthonius) – Greek Mythology Stories – See U in History

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Today’s DIY: 8 How Art Journaling Heals My Soul | There is a life in everything

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Elephant Journal: The Kick-Ass Affirmation we all Need.

Be forewarned…the affirmation I am about to present to you may seem simple.
It may seem like just a few words that won’t go anywhere and couldn’t possibly accomplish anything.

But that is not my experience with this important affirmation.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 10 Rules for Proper Trail Etiquette
As people flock to multi-use trails, it’s crucial to use them properly.

The great outdoors has never been more inviting than it is now, with gyms closed and many people feeling cooped up indoors. This situation has led to a surge of interest in walking and hiking trails, with trail use up more than 60% across the United States since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

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EarthSky News: Planetary trio low in west at dusk

For the first time since October 2015, sky watchers have the chance to view a planetary trio, or three planets all bunched up together on the sky’s dome. At evening dusk – January 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2021 – watch for the planets Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn to pop out low in the sky, rather close to the sunset point on the horizon. Jupiter is the brightest of the bunch, followed by Mercury and then Saturn.

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Patheos-Pagan: Working spells with Earth Magic

Several types of magic lend themselves to working with the earth element.

Burying
Perhaps an obvious one. Burying your petitions in soil is perfect. Burying spells at crossroads is also very traditional. Spell remnants can also be buried. Just be mindful to only bury biodegradable items.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Gealdýr – Völuspá (Official Track Premiere)

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Inner Journey: RAISE YOUR AWARENESS

“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.”
— Albert Einstein

Take awareness to new levels. Explore experiencing yourself in the act of being aware. Be aware of awareness itself. To do this, we need to go beyond our old mechanical patterns, compulsions and rejections. We need to uproot the arrogance of ego.

Higher awareness is conscious of spirit and form working together. We must be conscious and present within before we can tune in to the guidance of our soul. Develop awareness to hear the subtlest whispers of intuition through your thoughts, feelings andsensations.

“Most of us are in touch with our intuition whether we know it or not, but we’re usually in the habit of doubting or contradicting it so automatically that we don’t even know it has spoken.”
— Shakti Gawain

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Here’s a trick, for dealing with someone who’s disappointed you:

Imagine how they looked as a very young child — timid, a little scared, really cute, and truly not knowing any better — and realize this is who you’re dealing with now.

Aw-w-w-w,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Bacon-Ranch Chicken Enchiladas

Not authentically Mexican in the slightest, but holy buckets are they good! Great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Friday (feminine)

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth


Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus


Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
January 8, 2021

Expectations
“To wish to act like angels while we are still in this world is nothing but folly.”

-Saint Teresa of Avila


We put such expectations on ourselves! And look at the expectations we put on our children, our parents, and all the people in our lives. We are human. We are here to learn. We are going to make mistakes, it’s all part of the process. When we relax our expectations and just go with the flow – approach our challenges as lessons rather than failures – then our experiences in life are more meaningful.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

You may be in high spirits today and see everything in a fresh light. If this interferes with your mundane duties, take pleasure in the small, lovely, often overlooked aspects of what’s around you. Discoveries can be made in even the most repetitive activity when you look closely enough and appreciate why things are the way they are. This exuberance is short-lived, so enjoy the day and learn something new!

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. AND 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 December 30, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 30, 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.

Stay healthy, Stay safe!

Blessings, Cat

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December’s Events

Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor Day

Dec, 10 Hanukkah

Dec. 14 New Moon at 8:16 am PST/ 9:16 am MST/ 11:16 am EST

Dec,15 National Cat Herders Day

Dec. 20 Ugly Sweater Day

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice/Winter Begins

Dec. 21 Moon 1st Qtr 3:41pm PST/ 4:41 pm MST/ 6:41 pm EST

Dec. 23 Festivus

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve

Dec. 24 Celtic Tree month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 26 Kwanzaa

Dec. 29 Full Moon at 7:28 pm PST/ 8:28 pm MST/ 10:28 pm EST

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

Dec. 31 Hogmanay

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Spirit Library: What Will You Carry Into 2021? (a message from Ann Albers)

Hi Dear Friends,

Happy New Year! Let’s take with us only the blessings of 2020! The angels and I share some thoughts on how to do that.

Read more…..

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Paul Mottram – Storm Evolution

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Spiritual Unite: APPLE TREE SYMBOLISM – THINK ADAM AND EVE

Appletree symbolism has a long and varied history across much of Europe and the Mediterranean.

From the earliest religious texts and tribal cultures to modern druidism and New Age beliefs, apple trees have always held deep symbolic meaning.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Celebrating the Sacred Masculine

While many Pagan paths identify themselves as “goddess traditions,” there are just as many which honor the sacred masculine alongside the divine feminine. Rather than being goddess-centric,

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: New Beginning Intuition

We all have intuition and we all are being guided, whether we listen or not is another story. Below are 4 Oracle cards from Lucy Cavendish called Faerytale Oracle. Take a couple deep breathes and ask your guides and your angels what it is that you need to know.

Read more…..

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MBG: An Intro To North Nodes & South Nodes: What They Say About Your Past & Purpose

In astrology, your life purpose is encoded in the north node and south node of the moon.

The lunar nodes are directly opposite each other in the chart. They aren’t planets but rather mathematical points on the chart that fall in two opposite zodiac signs

Read more…..

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Daily Good: Translating Meaning Into Life: A Taoist Parable

Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear? Lao Tzu –

Translating Meaning Into Life: A Taoist Parable

“During a time of great drought, a Taoist master was asked by members of a village if he could help bring rain to their dry fields. They confessed trying many other approaches before reaching out to him, but with no success. The master agreed to come and asked for a small hut with a garden that he could tend. For three days, he tended the garden, performing no special rituals or asking anything further from the villagers…” So begins an intriguing Taoist parable, that is used here as a springboard into an exploration of synchronicity, and the idea of ‘being the change we wish to see in the world’. { read more }

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Note: I know Yule is now over but this craft is too cute to pass up!

Today’s DIY: Pine Cone Tree Decoration for Yule – How to Celebrate Winter Solstice, Magical Crafting – Witchcraft

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Elephant Journal: 10 Affirmations for When You’re Feeling “Off.”

Here you are, feeling frazzled, frustrated, and overwhelmed.
First, remember that we can’t hate ourselves back into peace, it’s—as cheesy it sounds—love that leads the way.

So, when you find yourself discombobulated, afraid, and miles away from your highest Self, pause. Breathe deeply. Get still. Be kind to yourself.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: How Kangaroos ‘Talk’ to Humans
Researchers find that just like domesticated animals, kangaroos can communicate when they want something.

Read more…

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Treehugger: Artist’s Intricate Jeweled Insect Art Creates Precious, Imaginary Organisms
These whimsical drawings reimagine humble insects as something to be treasured and conserved, not despised.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Casting a Circle – Not Just Performance Art

Picture it. It’s a dark night in the middle of the woods. There is a roaring fire in the center of a large group of people. A long haired Priestess steps out from the crowd. She is carrying a sword, the shine of the blade getting lost in the folds of her dark skirt.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Eivør – Mín Móðir

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Inner Journey: EGO’S TRICKS

“One of the great dangers of transformational work is that the ego attempts to sidestep deep psychological work by leaping into the transcendent too soon. This is because the ego always fancies itself much more ‘advanced’ than it actually is.”
— Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson

The Tibetan teacher, Chogyam Trungpa, warned of the trap of spiritual materialism. He says we must be ever diligent to spot the ego’s use of the spiritual journey to further its own ends.

We may think it’s spiritual to yearn for divine connection. And yet, if the longing is to fill an emptiness inside, just how does this differ from the one who yearns for money or possessions to fill the inner void? Do we look to our spiritual practices as proof of our evolved consciousness or as protection against fears?

Any time we use spiritual disciplines to maintain our identity and security, we are not yet on the path of genuine spiritual development.

“Enlightenment is ego’s ultimate disappointment.”
— Chögyam Trungpa

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A Note from the Universe

It’s me, the Universe, and I’ve heard a little rumor.

Seems someone on Earth is asking for their own thriving business and a steady income!!!! Phew, wouldn’t that be nice! Know anyone?

I thought so. Well, guess what?

I have one, and it’s ready for delivery!

Would you do me a little favor?

Would you tell them that in order to get it from here to there, all they have to do is close their eyes, count to three, click their heels, give thanks that it’s already in their life, and begin moving toward it?

No, no. Some of that’s “make believe,” but so is their thriving business and a steady income, until they stop asking, and start giving thanks and moving toward it.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Air Fryer Broiled Grapefruit

This warm and juicy grapefruit with a buttery sweet topping is the perfect accompaniment to your Sunday brunch and also makes a lovely dessert or snack. I like to add a pinch of sea salt at the end to really bring out the flavors.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air


Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
December 30, 2020

Goals
“The final goal of human effort is man’s self-transformation.”

-Lewis Mumford (1895-1990)


What I love about this quote is that it says “self-transformation,” not just “transformation.” Transformation is change, growth. We can’t change anyone but ourselves. We can’t grow for anyone but ourselves. When we realize, as a whole, how important it is for us to transform individually, and we each take responsibility for this, then great change will occur globally.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

There may be moment or two when you feel responsible for everything in the world and like it’s your duty to take care of everyone. Relax, let this wash over you, and let it go. It’s not a burden so much as a demonstration of how connected you are to the people and things in your own life, and how much you care. That’s a good thing.

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 December 28, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 28, 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.

Stay healthy, Stay safe!

Blessings, Cat

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December’s Events

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 26 Kwanzaa

Dec. 29 Full Moon at 7:28 pm PST/ 8:28 pm MST/ 10:28 pm EST

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

Dec. 31 Hogmanay

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Spirit Library: Final Throes of a Great Release (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This year has been a time of massive awakening and transformation and with the new cosmic cycle we have moved into the possibility of a new life and a new direction is emerging. As a result, we may be reflecting on why we are here,

Read more….

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Herbal Jedi:3 Powerful Practices for setting Solstice/NewYears Intentions and Manifestations

Solstice and New Years Blessings Herbal Jedi Community. I appreciate all the time and energy each one if you have put into watching these videos and growing your own earth medicine Kin-nections.

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Spiritual Unite: OWL SPIRIT GUIDE MEANING – THE MYSTERY OF THE NIGHT

Our spirit guides are exactly what they sound like – spirits that guide us through our journey here on Earth.

Most are loved ones or soulmates, some are interested souls and permanent guides, and some take the form of a spirit animal.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Full Moon Incense

During the different phases of the moon, you may wish to perform rituals or spells based upon your magical needs. While incense isn’t mandatory for a good ritual, it certainly can help to set the mood.

Read more….

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MBG: Mark Your Calendars Now: These Will Be The Retrogrades & Eclipses Of 2021

Eclipses happen four to six times a year, bringing sudden changes and turning points to our lives. If you’ve been stuck in indecision about an issue, an eclipse forces you to act. Unexpected circumstances can arise and demand a radical change of plans

Read more…..

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The Cottage Fairy: The Snow Fairy – a winter tale

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Elephant Journal: 5 “Enlightened” Ways to tell someone to Go F*ck Themselves

Is anyone else working toward better versions of themselves?
Yeah, I’m on the path too. But in the meantime, we also have to acknowledge that we are still samsaric beings, edging ever-so-slowly toward enlightenment.

Read more….

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Treehugger: How to Keep a Nature Journal

Every explorer, scientist, and naturalist carries a notebook for jotting down observations, drawing sketches of species they’ve come across, outlining maps for newly explored areas or taking notes about seasonal changes.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon passes in front of Taurus the Bull

On December 26, 27 and 28, 2020, look for the bright waxing gibbous moon to shine in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull. On December 28, as seen from North America, the moon appears almost to clip the top of Orion’s upraised club. Still, officially, the moon is near the border of Taurus then.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Fast Away The Old Year Passes

For years now my family and I sing one special song during our Yule celebration. “Deck the Halls.” Why? Because it is without a doubt (in my opinion) the most pagan of the traditional holiday carols. Not to mention it is fun to sing and we all know the lyrics.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt – La Serenissima

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Inner Journey: REAWAKEN YOUR CURIOSITY

“What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”
— Sigmund Freud

Why is this so?

Young children possess what Zen calls ‘beginner’s mind.’ They are awed and fascinated with the wonder of the world, open to discovering and experiencing new things. Anything is possible. Life is a great adventure.

For almost all of us, the systems that ‘educate’ us to be adults stifle our natural joy and curiosity. We lose touch with our innate appreciation of life. We forget how to dream.

The blessing is that with attention, patience and love, we can reawaken our sense of wonder. We can again dance with life.

“The mind WILL be free, or it will be dead.”
— Grace Llewellyn

higherawareness.com

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Today’s Recipe: Yellow Curry Fried Rice

This curried fried rice is a meal in itself! The flavors are exotic and wonderful and this dish is really filling.

Read more….

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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
December 28, 2020

Goals
“It is not enough to take steps which may some day lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.”

-Goethe (1749-1832)


We learn about the importance of setting goals, and we know how good it feels when we reach those goals. But at the same time, we need to remember that each step is an important part of our progress. We need to recognize this, and celebrate that we are moving forward. We are learning and growing every day

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Everything you touch or talk about today is going to get bigger, so be careful with your words and actions. While today will be easygoing and agreeable, a few days from now something you set in motion today may come back in a bigger form. Watch out for exaggeration, even about good things. Go light on the flattery, and even sincere compliments, since it all may become grander than you intend.

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 August 25, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 25, 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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August Events & Holidays

Aug 18 New Moon 7:41 pm PST/ 8:41 pm MST/ 10:41 pm EST

Aug 19 Moon enters Virgo

Aug 21 Moon enters Libra

Aug 23 Sun enters Virgo / Moon enters Scorpio

Aug 25 1st Qtr Moon 10:57 am PST/ 11:57 am MST/ 1:57 am EST

Aug 27 Moon enters Capricorn

Aug 30 Moon enters Aquarius

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Spirit Library: Inflow & Outflow (a message from Kate Spreckley)

With the rise of a new reality a very necessary transformation is taking place in our human structure. A new awareness is awakening and will realign all of humanity with the universal principles of balance.

Read more………

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Cernunnos The Horned God of Celtic Mythology – (Celtic Mythology Explained)

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ThoughtCo: How To Hold a Mabon Apple Harvest Rite

Mabon, the Autumn Equinox, is celebrated in many ways around the world. It is a day of balance, with equal amounts of darkness and light, but soon, winter will arrive. In some Wiccan traditions, it marks the time when the Sun King descends into the underworld, from which he will be reborn at Yule.

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MBG: Why There’s No Such Thing As Zodiac Cusps, According To Astrologers

If you’ve ever met someone whose birthday fell near the meeting point of two zodiac signs—i.e., Gemini and Cancer—they may have insisted they’re a Gemini-Cancer cusp. Maybe you’ve even referred to yourself as a “cusp” before, with regards to your own sign. But we consulted mbg’s resident astrologists, the AstroTwins, on the question of cusps, and according to them, they might just be another astrology myth.

Read more…..

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5 Crystals Every Green Witch Should Have

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Treehugger: Wolverines Return to Mount Rainier National Park After 100-Plus Years

A wolverine mother and her two offspring have been spotted at Mount Rainier National Park. It’s the first time in more than 100 years that researchers have identified a wolverine with kits in the Washington state national park.

Read more……

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EarthSky News: Moon and star Antares on August 25

As darkness falls on August 25, 2020, the moon will be at or near its half-illuminated first quarter phase, and close to the star Antares on the sky’s dome. Of course, the moon and Antares are not truly close together in space. The moon, our closest celestial neighbor, resides at a average distance of 238,885 miles or 384,400 km; yet the sun, our nearest star, lodges almost 400 times farther distant from Earth than our moon.

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Patheos-Pagan: Working magic for personal energy

Pulling an oracle card today it was all about personal energy, something that seems to have been an issue for a lot of people this week.

MARIGOLD WISDOM

Are your energy reserves running low? Do you need a bit of a boost or on the flip side are you too full of energy and on a complete sugar rush?

Read more……

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Pagan Playlist: Gealdýr – Yggdrasill (Official Music Video)

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Inner Journey: ON FREEDOM

“Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.”
— Stephen Covey

A Greek myth can help us understand the freedom that comes with power of choice.

In the Underworld, Sisyphus was condemned to roll a large stone up a hill from which it always rolled down again. Realistically, he was trapped in an endless cycle of rolling the stone. When he perceived himself to be imprisoned by the curse, he was a victim.

At one point, however, he turned the tables — he changed his mind and decided to CHOOSE to roll the stone up the hill. In doing so, he empowered himself and defused the curse.

“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.”
— Jean-Paul Sartre

“One cannot make a slave of a free person, for a free person is free even in a prison.”
— Plato

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Now! Go!

Stake your claim! Hold out your hands. Move, get ready, give thanks. Imagine, and let go.

Act, and have faith. Persist. Do what you can, when you can, all you can.

Because never again, not in a million years, not over ten thousand lifetimes, will you ever again be as close as you are today.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Smoky Chipotle Mac and Cheese

Adding chipotle chiles to this macaroni and cheese dish really adds a nice spicy, smoky kick.

Read more…….

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Tuesday (masculine)

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 Tarot: The Empress

Clear up a misunderstanding and free up some time and space to begin something you’ve been wanting to do but felt beyond your means. You might also come to an understanding with someone who has been an obstacle for you, whether because of pride, some power struggle, or other kind of competition or misconstrued sense of prestige or self-importance. Today, you are the equal of anyone. Be gracious.

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 August 3, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 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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O Earth, that hast no voice, confide to me a voice!
O harvest of my lands! O boundless summer growths!
O lavish, brown, parturient earth! O infinite, teeming womb!
A verse to seek, to see, to narrate thee.
-Walt Whitman (1819-92)

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August Events & Holidays

Aug 1 Lughnasadh/ Lammas NH/ Imbolc SH

Aug 2 Moon enters Aquarius

Aug 3 Full “Sturgeon” Moon 8:58 am PST/ 9:58 am MST/ 11;58 am EST

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 5 Moon enters Pisces

Aug 7 Moon enters Aries

Aug 10 Moon enters Taurus

Aug 11 3rd Qtr Moon 9:44 am PST/ 10:44 am MST/ 12:44 pm EST

Aug 12 Moon enters Gemini

Aug 14 National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Aug 14 Moon enters Cancer

to be cont.
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August’s Full Corn Moon

Aug 3, 2020 at 8:58 am PST/ 9:58 am MST/ 11;58 am EST (Note: The moon will appear full on BOTH Sunday and Monday night!)

The energy of the August moon is going to cause a bit of a shakeup due to Uranus squaring up with the Sun. This can make us feel a bit wobbly

Read more….

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Spirit Library: Something New Is Forming (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In the second half of 2020 humanity’s process of evolutionary growth is accelerating at a much greater pace. The intense energy we have experienced over the last few months is radically quickening our processes and creating deep and lasting change.

Read more…..

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Herbal Jedi: Elderberry Medicine 

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ThoughtCo: What is a Wicker Man?

The Wicker Man is a giant effigy allegedly used by the Druids to perform human sacrifice, according to the writings of Julius Caesar. He mentions it as one method in which the Celts performed rituals, but other than Caesar’s observations there is little scholarly corroboration. In recent years, some of Caesar’s accounts have been disputed by modern academics.

Read more…..

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MBG: This August Could Be A Break From Intensity, According To Astrology

Uncertainty is in the air as the last full month of summer arrives. Will we or won’t we…go back to work, send kids to school, keep the business open, spend holidays with the family? Our ability to plan, which is crucial to success in modern life, has been seriously hindered.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Infinite Potential: The Life and Ideas of David Bohm

Consciousness is never static or complete but is an unending process of movement and unfoldment.

– David Bohm –

Infinite Potential: The Life and Ideas of David Bohm

Infinite Potential is a new film that “takes us on a mystical and scientific journey into the nature of life and reality with David Bohm, the man Einstein called his spiritual son and the Dalai Lama his science guru. A physicist and explorer of Consciousness, Bohm turned to Eastern wisdom to develop groundbreaking insights into the profound interconnectedness of the Universe and our place within it.” Watch the film here. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: Making Willow Baskets

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Elephant Journal: 3 Things our Rising Signs reveal about our Souls.

What the heck is my rising sign?
A lot of people newer to astrology are not completely familiar with a rising sign and even some of the more “well-seasoned” astrology nerds (yes, I am an astrology nerd) are still not entirely aware of just how much our rising sign can affect the whole of our natal charts (or “life map” as I like to refer to it).

Read more……

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Treehugger: 12 Incredible Facts About Lemurs

Lemurs are easy to love. They’re cute, charismatic, and oddly humanlike, which isn’t just a coincidence. Lemurs are primates like us, and while they’re not as closely related to people as chimpanzees and other apes are, they’re still family.

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EarthSky News:  Full Sturgeon Moon on August 2 and 3

On August 2 and 3, 2020, everyone around the world (except far-northern Arctic latitudes) will see a full-looking moon lighting up the nighttime from dusk until dawn. Watch the moon follow the planets Jupiter and Saturn westward across the sky throughout the night.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Darkness is Returning – And That’s a Good Thing

It’s August already, in this year like no other.

January and February were mostly normal, to the extent that anything resembles “normal” in Tower Time.

Then Covid-19 hit. March felt like it lasted about eight weeks. April? April lasted six months.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Patty Gurdy – ONE BY ONE feat. Hellscore (new original hurdy-gurdy music)

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Inner Journey: 

TRANSFORMATION

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe
It’s quite simple, dear.

Wherever your thoughts can go, you can go.

And I’ll meet you there.

Wherever
The Universe
tut.com
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Today’s Recipe: Spicy Dorito® Taco Salad

A delicious refreshing taco salad with a tangy twist.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Monday (feminine)

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
August 3, 2020

Interdependence
“One life stamps and influences another, which in turn stamps and influences another, on and on, until the soul of human experience breathes on in generations we’ll never even meet.”

-Mary Kay Blakely, 1989

 
Yes, we are independent, as people and as a nation, and at the same time we are interdependent. We rely on each other. We support and sustain one another. Each person, independently, makes contributions that have far-reaching effects. It’s the pebble in the pond example, where the ripples are felt for a long time after the stone has landed

-Lissa Coffey
coffeytalk.com
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Daily Tarot:  The Hanged Man

Possibly a romantically disquieting day, you may begin to suspect that your love is not being returned, at least not in kind. Or perhaps you can’t bring yourself to return the affections of an ardent admirer. This might feel even worse. The head and heart don’t always speak the same language or have the same opinions. Be strong and as kind as you can.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 11, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 11, 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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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: Vital Part (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are in a significant cycle of humanity’s growth and evolution where the cosmic cycles of the universe are merging to birth a collective integration of awakened consciousness. Thus this is a time where a new era is being birthed.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Ostara Rites and Rituals 

Ostara, the spring equinox, falls around March 21 in the northern hemisphere. It is a season of balance, when the light is equal to the darkness. This is a great time to celebrate the rebirth of the soil and the land.

Read more…

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MBG: Feeling Stuck? Shake It Up With This Ritual For Earth Signs

Earth signs are the dependable, wise, and stable group of the zodiac. Tauruses, Virgos, and Capricorns are known for their grounding energy, their trustworthiness, and reliability—and potentially, their love of routine and stability.

Read more…

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Daily Dream Meaning: Paralyzed:

1. A sense of inability to act in a given situation, usually with regard to love. If the paralysis was total, then the dream may fear taking a certain action. It could be whether or not to declare his love, propose marriage, or break up. If the paralysis was only partial, sexual inhibitions could be the problem.
2. The dreamer may feel inhibited or blocked from moving ahead with plans for major changes in her life due to circumstances beyond her control.
Astrological parallel: Saturn.
Tarot parallels: The Pope, or Hierophant.

astrology.com

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Pioneer Thinking: Making Candles from Old Candles

Ever wonder what to do with the little bit of candle wax left at the bottom of the candle jar? Do you throw away the candle wax when the wick has burned down? Well, stop throwing your money away. Candles have not lost their usefulness just because they have burned down so small they are no longer safe to light. Candles can be re-used. I am going to walk you through a four step process of how to make new candles from used ones.

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Today’s DIY: 3 Witchy Altar DIYs

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The Individualogist: Astrology Houses: A Complete Guide

In this complete guide, you will discover the 12 astrology houses and what each house in Astrology means.

Read more…..

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Elephant Journal: I’m Not into “Good Vibes Only”—give me Messy & Complicated & Human Instead.

I’m not into good vibes only.
Life doesn’t work that way, even though our social media platforms, like Instagram and Facebook, will have us believing it.
Perfect-looking people and trendy clothing, products, and destinations flood our feeds, selling a fantasy.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: See moon, Spica before bedtime March 11

This evening – March 11, 2020 – look eastward before going to bed and you just might catch the bright waning gibbous moon and the star Spica over the horizon. First look for the moon and that nearby bright star will be Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden.

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Patheos-Pagan: Irish-American Witchcraft: ‘Celtic’ Paganism and Ancestry 

I’ve seen a noticeable uptick in the last several months among US-based Celtic* pagans (in particular) of the idea that ancestry is in some way essential to a Celtic pagan spirituality. I’m going to be honest: I find that idea concerning, so I decided that I’d write about it today and try to dig into the concept.

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Inner Journey:

SPEAK KINDLY TO YOURSELF

“What is this self inside us, this silent observer, Severe and speechless critic, who can terrorize us, And urge us on to futile activity, And in the end, judge us still more severely, For the errors into which his own reproaches drove us?”
— T. S. Eliot

How do you talk to yourself? Would you talk that way to anyone else?

Our thoughts create our reality. How do you typically think about yourself? Do you berate yourself for being stupid, sloppy, forgetful or insensitive? Do you watch yourself with interest, respect and compassion? Stay alert to your self-talk and let go of judgments that don’t serve you.

“Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship to myself.”
— Nathaniel Branden

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 
Not having enough money is never the problem it seems.

First, lack is always temporary.

Second, change is only ever a few thoughts away.

And third, it’s not like you haven’t performed miracles before.

Honey, honey –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chocolate Wave Zucchini Bread 

“This bread is moist and chocolaty, with a neat layered look.”

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions: Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
March 11, 2020 

Animals

“Some animals, like some men, leave a trail of glory behind them. They give their spirit to the place where they have lived, and remain forever a part of the rocks and streams and the wind and sky.”

-Marguerite Henry, 1953

My favorite movie in 2003 was “Seabiscuit.” The horse was as much a character in that movie as the people that his human co-stars portrayed. You could feel Seabiscuit’s love and determination shine. He faced hard times, and overcame tragedy, and contributed so much to the people who came into his life. It’s an amazing story, and one that shows the important lessons we can learn from animals.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

There is an unbeatable sense of peace and security emanating from you today. The Star card indicates that you have overcome a lot of obstacles in your love life lately, and you’ve learned to heavily rely on sensitivity and optimism. There is a sense of joy and peace encouraging you to move forward. Your next romantic move will be epic.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 24, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 24, 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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All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
-Marie Curie (1867-1934)

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Spiritual Unite: Mouse Spirit Animal Meaning – So Mighty

If you have the mouse spirit animal, you have the unique symbolism of the mouse as a way to help guide you.
Your spirit animal can offer insight into the areas of your life that need your attention.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Magical Crystals and Gemstones

Are you interested in using crystals and gemstones in your magical workings? There are literally hundreds of stones out there to choose from, but which ones you opt to use will depend on your intent. Select crystals and gemstones for use based upon their correspondences, or attributes, and you won’t go wrong.

Read more….

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MBG: Capricorn Season Is Here To Give Us An End-Of-Year Productivity Boost

Capricorn is the third of the zodiac’s three earth signs and part of the “cardinal” quality (or triplicity). Cardinal signs (the others are Aries, Cancer, and Libra) are leadership-driven, discerning, and can even be a bit entitled at times.

Read more….

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Daily Good: What Does the Earth Ask of Us?

Robin Wall Kimmerer, scientist, professor of environmental botany, author of Braiding Sweetgrass, and spellbinding storyteller, helps us to hear what the earth is asking of us. With a calm and soothing voice that belies the urgency of her message, she brings us to an awareness that we are called to be living expressions of gratitude for all that the earth has given us, and to give our gifts in return for all that we have taken from the earth. To ensure justice for all of creation she urges, “If the leaders don’t lead, we have to join together, paddle against the wind, paddle against the tide, singing our hearts out.”{ read more }

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Elephant Journal: Why I’m reviving the practice of Christmas gnome worship this year.

In keeping with the age-old tradition of my European ancestors, instead of leaving out cookies and milk for Santa Claus this Christmas eve, I’ll be leaving out a bowl of porridge for the protective spirit that lives in my house.
Christmas is a time of many customs, many obligations, many folklore celebrities.

Read more….

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MNN: World’s oldest fossil forest discovered in New York 

When researchers were exploring an abandoned quarry in Cairo in the Catskills region of New York, they came across an elaborate fossilized root system on the site. They discovered that the labyrinth of snaking tree roots was 386 million years old and belonged to dozens of ancient trees.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Cassiopeia, Queen of the north

On these December evenings, turn toward the northern sky and see its famous constellation Cassiopeia the Queen. In early December, Cassiopeia swings directly over Polaris, the North Star, at roughly 7 p.m. local clock time. Cassiopeia – sometimes called The Lady of the Chair – is famous for having the shape of a telltale W or M. You will find this configuration of stars as a starlit M whenever she reigns highest in the sky, hovering over Polaris.

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Patheos-Pagan: New Moon in Capricorn for 2019

On December 25 at 9:13 p.m. PST, the Capricorn new Moon will rise. New Moons occur when the Sun and Moon unite in the sky, sharing the same degree of an astrological sign. In a nutshell, this means our core identity (Sun) and emotions and feelings (Moon) align.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

CALM THE MIND

“All man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.”
— Blaise Pascal

Meditation calms our minds and makes it easier for us to pay attention to the reality around and within us. Meditation breaks through the masks that have built up as our identity. It helps us see through our defences and connect with unacknowledged and unloved aspects of ourselves. It opens us to higher mind and the voice of intuition.
We can consciously choose meditation as a way to become more aware of who we truly are. If we don’t take the initiative to open to our authentic selves, we can be certain that deep challenge and pain from life experience will push us to awaken.

“Meditation helps me feel the shape, the texture of my inner life. Here, in the quiet, I can begin to taste what Buddhists would call my true nature, what Jews call the still, small voice, what Christians call the holy spirit.”
— Wayne Muller

“In a world filled with noise, we need to quiet ourselves to hear God’s voice.”
— Paul Borthwick

higherawareness.com
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Daily Wisdom:

Angels

“Angels are pure thoughts from God, winged with Truth and Love.”

-Mary Baker Eddy, 1875

There are so many different definitions for angels, that we can’t really argue “if” they exist or not – angels in some shape or form or thought have a place in this world. We have stories about them, movies and TV shows about them, they are prevalent whether they are on top of a Christmas tree or in a fresco painting. And they are always good and sweet and beautiful. What can we take from this? That there is a loving presence among us!

Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Today’s Recipe: Turmeric Chai Chia Pudding

A healthy chia flavored pudding with no cooking!

Read more….

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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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Individualogist: Life after Death: 3 Afterlife Beliefs from different Religions

Settling this old question is truly a gargantuan task. With thinkers and philosophers unable to give a definite answer,…

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Daily Tarot: The Wheel of Fortune

You may be in high spirits today and see everything in a fresh light. If this interferes with your mundane duties, take pleasure in the small, lovely, often overlooked aspects of what’s around you. Discoveries can be made in even the most repetitive activity when you look closely enough and appreciate why things are the way they are. This exuberance is short-lived, so enjoy the day and learn something new!

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/