Cat’s Morning Bits for September 20, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 20, 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 mellow moon, the changing leaves,
The earlier setting sun,
Proclaim at last, my merry boys,
The harvest-time begun.
–Charles G. Eastman (1816–60)

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Spiritual Unite: Twin Flames Passion – Like Nothing Else

Twin Flames passion is unlike any you have ever felt before.
When they meet, they enter into a new era in their lives as their vibrations rise to a new level through the sacred interaction of energy.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/twin-flames-passion/

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ThoughtCo: Mars, Roman God of War

Mars is the Roman god of war, and scholars say he was one of the most commonly worshiped deities in ancient Rome. Because of the nature of Roman society, nearly every healthy patrician male had some connection to the military, so it is logical that Mars was highly revered throughout the Empire

https://www.learnreligions.com/mars-roman-god-2562632

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Tetraktys: Glamour Magick & Self Care for Witches: How to Have a Magickal Beauty Routine

Hello witches! Let’s talk about beauty magick! I was reluctant to write about that topic because there is a lot of misinformation about it. For instance, on the internet you can find all kinds of “spells” that are supposed to change your eye color or make you loose weight.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/glamour-magick-self-care-witches/

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Natural Living Ideas: 9 Clever Ways To Use Essential Oils In The Garden

Whether your intent is to repel pests, invite pollinators, or to turn your garden into a relaxing get-away, essential oils can help! Check out these 9 clever ways to use essential oils in the garden.

https://www.naturallivingideas.com/9-clever-ways-use-essential-oils-garden/

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Elephant Journal: Taking God Back from Religion

Nature is my church and love my religion, yet quietly and powerfully I still believe in God.
So why are so many of us afraid to speak up and use the G word publicly? Are we in fear of being labeled as religious or attached to the ancient texts twisted into dogma?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/09/taking-god-back-from-religion-tamara-star/

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MNN: Infamous pirate was also one of the world’s most influential naturalists

When you think of a pirate, you probably imagine a rum-swilling, eyepatch-wearing, parrot-adorned, peg-legged, doubloon-hoarding thief. You probably don’t imagine a scholar, writer and renowned explorer-naturalist who Charles Darwin referred to as his friend.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/infamous-pirate-was-also-one-of-the-worlds-most-influenti

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EarthSky News: Tonight, find the Andromeda galaxy
Tonight, since the moon is waning and gone from the sky in early evening, find the Andromeda galaxy, the great spiral galaxy next door to our Milky Way. It’s the most distant thing you can see with your eye alone. It’s best seen in the evening at this time of year, assuming you’re in the Northern Hemisphere

https://earthsky.org/tonight/find-the-andromeda-galaxy-in-autumn

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Patheos-Pagan: Fall Equinox Baltic Kitchen Blessing Song

Baltic Kitchen Charm Blessing
Oh the oak tree blesses the yard, blesses the edge, blesses the land
Oh the oak tree blesses the yard, blessing upon us all.
Oh the apple blesses the children, blesses the young, blesses the home
Oh the apple blesses the children, blessing upon us all.
Oh the fir tree blesses the cooks, blesses the keys, blesses the pantry
Oh the fir tree blesses the cooks, blessing upon us all
Oh the linden blesses the table, blesses the seated, blesses the family
Oh the linden blesses the table, blessings upon us all

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/dandelionlady/2019/09/fall-equinox-baltic-kitchen-blessing-song.html

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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 and sensations.

“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

As you know for those already within time and space, their lives are so often all about finding love and making money.

Yet not so long ago, while awaiting their first turn breathing would have been enough.

So much air, so little time –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pine Nut Garlic Green Beans

There are very few ingredients in this delicious side, but the flavours and texture make it taste superbly complex. I love these beans so much, I could have them as my main course!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Pine-Nut-Garlic-Green-Beans.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

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

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
September 20, 2019

Language

“I never taught language for the purpose of teaching it; but invariably used language as a medium for the communication of thought; thus learning of language was coincident with the acquisition of knowledge.”

-Anne Sullivan (1866-1936)

When my older son was going into his junior year in high school, he started to study for the SAT tests and doing all the preparation that he has to do to get ready because those scores are so important when it comes to applying to colleges. When I spoke with a tutor about it, he said that students who are well-read typically do better on the test. That is because they develop a larger vocabulary, and a broader base of general knowledge. That makes sense to me. When we read we learn, and when we learn we expand our use of language.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star
You can make today memorable purely by the strength of your unfailing hope for all things to work out for the best. No matter how muddled the events of the day, how confused or how many mixed messages people give you, especially at work, your innate hopeful spirit will cut through most of the mist and give you good results. Look forward to many satisfying encounters, however little or much gets done.

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
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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 6, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 6,  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 sun is an eagle old,
There in the windless west.
Atop of the spirit-cliffs
He builds him a crimson nest.”
-Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931)

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Spiritual Unite: Blue Ray Healing – Spreading Love And Light

Blue Ray healing is practiced by the Blue Rays, who are an especially empathic and emotionally attuned group of Lightworkers.
Although their first mission is often to heal themselves, many receive the knowledge of their real mission on Earth a little later in life

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/blue-ray-healing/

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ThoughtCo: What Your Dreams Mean in Hindu Symbolism

For a Hindu mystic, dream interpretation can provide a window into the future. Objects, characters, and emotions that appear in a person’s dreams all take on symbolic meanings to be analyzed and interpreted. Some symbols are harbingers of great luck or grave danger, while others may predict a mix of fortunes.

https://www.learnreligions.com/dream-symbols-and-meanings-1770563

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Did you know…
Crows have such high level of intelligence that it has been observed that if a crow is unable to crack a nut, then it puts it on a highway so that vehicle could pass over it to crack it open. It was also observed that they prefer to put the nut under smaller vehicles so that the kernel is not be reduced to pulp!

http://www.interestingfunfacts.com/amazing-facts-about-crow.html

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Daily Good: Working for Peace in a Violent World

“The work of Joseph Campbell and countless others makes it clear that the destructive aspects of the world, and the knowledge that each of us will die, has forever been a deep challenge to reconcile with a celebration of life. It’s not getting easier. There’s a web of relationships in a globalized world that make it difficult to live without being destructive. Even when sincerely striving to be peaceful, we may still be violent. When trying to help, we can cause harm. The laptop I use to write about peace runs on Congolese conflict minerals. Even something as simple as a toothbrush has a vast meaning when we explore it.” So where do we start? Matthew Legge shares more in this excerpt from his new book, “Are We Done Fighting?” { read more } http://www.dailygood.org/story/2365/working-for-peace-in-a-violent-world-matthew-legge/

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Pioneer Thinking: Sage As An Herbal Remedy

Sage can help improve your lifespan. It also has plenty other benefits and uses. Find out what they are and how to use the sage plant for healing.

https://pioneerthinking.com/sage-as-a-herbal-remedy

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Spirit Library: Awesome August Is Here! ( a message from Kari Samuels)

Helllllo Leo Season!

It’s time for you to rekindle your passions and reclaim your power.

Leo loves a little drama, so I’ll begin by sharing a little story.

https://spiritlibrary.com/kari-samuels/awesome-august-is-here

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Today’s Deity: Egyptian God Anubis

Anubis is known as the god of death and is the oldest and most popular of ancient Egyptian deities. The ancient Egyptians revered Anubis highly because they believed he had tremendous power over both their physical and spiritual selves when they died.

https://www.ancient-egypt-online.com/anubis.html

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EarthSky News: Will you catch Mercury at dawn? 

Although it’s intrinsically a bright object, Mercury often appears as this photo shows it, in a sky washed with twilight colors. Seeing it often requires a search. On the other hand, for much of every year,

https://earthsky.org/tonight/will-you-catch-mercury-at-dawn

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Patheos-Pagan: Bewitching Birch… A Tree of Many Magicks, and the Devil

The Paper Birch, or Betula Papyrifera is a shorter lived birch tree growing in North America, with the folk names of Beithe, Berke, and Bouleau, to name a few. These trees are often one of the first species to reestablish itself after a forest fire, which is kinda ironic knowing some of the darker folklore of this magickal tree. For a dark side this tree has…

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchofthewoodwithravenwood/2019/02/bewitching-birch-a-tree-of-many-magicks-and-the-devil/

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Inner Journey:

BRING AWARENESS TO YOUR GENEROSITY

“Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment.”
— Jean De La Bruyère

While it’s important to give, it’s also essential that we not give more than we can afford. Only you can determine the appropriate amount of time or money you can give away, but it should not cause you hardship. We need to respect our own needs as well as the needs of others.

When do you give more than you can afford?

“Generosity is another quality which, like patience, letting go, non-judging, and trust, provides a solid foundation for mindfulness practice. You might experiment with using the cultivation of generosity as a vehicle for deep self-observation and inquiry as well as an exercise in giving.”
— Jon Kabat Zinn

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Never speak in absolute terms unless you’re speaking about how happy, wonderful and amazing you are.

Or, when speaking of absolute terms.

Totally,

The  Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cold Soba Noodle Salad

When we have left over rotisserie chicken or any chicken on hand this is our go to quick meal. Tastes delicious and very easy to make.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cold-Soba-Noodle-Salad.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
August 6, 2019

Independence

“The first of earthly blessings, independence.”

-Edward Gibbon (1737-1794)

Independence is a big word, and one that held a lot of meaning for our forefathers who wrote the Declaration of Independence 227 years ago. It seems like a long time ago, but then it’s so relatively recent compared with some of these quotes we read here, some dating back thousands of years. I remember when our country celebrated it’s bicentennial in 1976. In my hometown, Palo Alto, California, all the fire hydrants were painted red, white and blue to celebrate! I was just a little kid then, so I don’t think I really understood the significance of that day. But I do now. Independence is indeed a blessing.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

People may look to you to get some enthusiasm back into their lives. If sagging a little in spirit yourself, you can still inspire others. This can cheer you up, too, so don’t underestimate a small glimmer of joy in something that you genuinely love. No one has to agree with you. They only have to allow you to do what feels best to you – and you to them

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 29, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 29, 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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Look all around thee! How the Spring advances!
New life is playing through the gay, green trees
See how in yonder bower the light leaf dances
To the birds tread and the quivering breeze.
-Ludwig Tieck (1773-1853)

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Spiritual Unite: April 2019 Ascension Energies – Future Forecasting

March Review

I hope your equinox was wonderful. It had such a beautiful quiet to it—though there had been such chaotic energy leading up to it, of course the difference was palpable.

During the March Areon channeling, I was shown pink and lavender weaving into the energy field (a deeper explanation in the April video above). The day before the equinox I saw (etherically) pink and lavender hitting the magnetosphere, looking like an aurora borealis/australis. The pink and lavender frequencies are supporting us to allow more higher-frequency Love to flow into our lives.

https://spiritlibrary.com/jamye-price/april-2019-ascension-energies-future-forecasting

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Daily Good: The Magic of Moss and What it Teaches Us

In Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, world-renowned botanist/bryologist Robin Wall Kimmerer invites us to contemplate the mystery and meaning of life as viewed through her study of one of the world’s oldest plant species. This illuminating, award-winning volume of essays weaves scientific and personal observation into a lyrical tapestry that celebrates the power of attentiveness in revealing the sparkle and splendor of the natural world. Rooted in the deep and abiding respect for all living things of her Native American heritage, Kimmerer’s observations remind us that when we remain open to the possibility of what the smallest manifestations of life may reveal, we receive the gift of infinite beauty and wonder.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2257/the-magic-of-moss-and-what-it-teaches-us-maria-popova/

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ThoughtCo.: Tulip Magic, Legends and Folklore

Each year in the spring, typically between Ostara and Beltane, gardens begin to bloom, and one of the first flowers we see is the tulip. Although it is typically connected to prosperity, the tulip appears in so many different colors and varieties that it becomes a very handy magical tool. Consider the flexibility of color magic–

https://www.thoughtco.com/tulip-magic-legends-and-folklore-4009866

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MNN: Vieques’ 400-year-old Ceiba tree blooms again after Hurricanes Irma and Maria

A giant, elegant ceiba tree is one of the most popular tourist attractions on Vieques, a tiny island off the coast of Puerto Rico. The island was formerly a sugar plantation, worked first by slaves for the Spanish crown, and later by agregados or sharecroppers. Once it came under U.S. rule, it was used as a bombing range by the U.S. Navy. The island was decommissioned by the Navy in 2003 after a lengthy battle with locals known as “the struggle.”

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/vieques-330-year-old-ceiba-tree-finally-blooms-after-hurricanes-irma-and-maria

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EarthSky News: Watch for Venus at dawn, Mars at nightfall

In late March and early April 2019, the waning crescent moon will be sweeping past the brightest planet, Venus. From the Northern Hemisphere, the pair will be gracing your eastern sky an hour or so before sunrise. From the Southern Hemisphere, the view is much better, with Venus rising a few hours before the sun. You’ll have no trouble seeing the moon and Venus from any part of Earth, howeve

https://earthsky.org/tonight/mars-at-nightfall-venus-at-dawn

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Patheos-Pagan: Avoiding a Magickal Hangover: Tending to Energy Before and After

Ritual. Class. Camp. Energy work. Chanting. Spellwork.
Repeat.
Early in my witch days, I would have these amazing experiences. AMAZING. I would be filled with hope and wonder and clarity.
And then I’d go home and have a headache for days.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/chargedbythegoddess/2019/03/avoiding-a-magickal-hangover/

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Inner Journey:

BUILD THE AWARENESS HABIT

“It is difficult to see the picture when you are inside of the frame.”
— Author Unknown

Start building the awareness habit: STOP and PAY ATTENTION. Set an intention to become aware of how you automatically react to different things in your life.

For example, how do you react to the alarm clock, the shower, traffic, work colleagues and situations, your partner or children? How do you react to anger or fear in someone else? How do you react to your own anger or fear? Become a witness to your own life. Pay attention to how you do things.

“What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.”
— Abraham H. Maslow

higherawareness.com
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Today’s Recipe: Frozen Fruit Slush

There are many, wonderful combinations of fruits that can make delicious, slush treats

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Fruit-Slush-Recipes.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

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

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Spiritual Unite: Astrological Guide – The Best Zodiac Advice When You’re in a Slump

Astrological Guide for Aries
Being the most commanding and determined of all the signs, Aries are born leaders. Thus, an Aries tends to feel at his absolute worst when they’re subjected to situations where they lack taking charge. So in order for an Aries to de-slump, he must always remember to play to his strengths and try burying himself with a whole new range of projects and assignments where he can actually lead the pack and make a difference

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/astrological-guide-the-best-zodiac-advice-when-youre-in-a-slump/

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Beliefnet: The Magic of Zodiac Angels

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a close friend who loved you unconditionally and could work miracles in your life? This can be possible for the angels are always by your side ready to help you lead a happy and contented life and bring your dreams to reality. Angels really are there for you and can work miracles to help you become happier and more fulfilled.

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)
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Rainbows and Butterflies: Cat’s Angel Message for March 28, 2019 

 

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Rainbows and Butterflies: Cat’s Angel Message for March 28, 2019 

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


Rainbows and butterflies are themselves beautiful and highly symbolic, but they are also representative of all the small miracles of our life – the little things that are so easy to overlook, yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment to notice and to pay attention. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


328:  Prosperity and abundance comes in many forms and is more than just money. Too often people focus on money or material things instead of seeing the whole picture. The truth is that people who focus on everyday “tiny miracles” and live in gratitude are happier and more at peace and it is up to us  to recognize and acknowledge the true forms of prosperity and abundance when they arrive.  Today the Ascended Masters are reminding us that we live in the flow of Divine abundance. It surrounds everything we do and it’s important to to be aware of our prosperity on all levels. The old adage of “counting your blessings” is key for today. Acknowledge your personal prosperity and abundance and embrace the richness of your life!


Angels of Abundance include Archangel Raziel who helps to manifest prosperity and abundance, Barakiel who brings good fortune and helps us to open our hearts to receive. Gamaliel who brings gifts, blessings and abundance and Pathiel who helps to open the gates of positive manifestation. The Ascended Master Buddha who teaches us that the key to happy living resides in balancing all areas of life and that peace brought through moderation. And the Roman goddess Abundantia teaches us to appreciate abundance in it’s many forms as well as attract them. She tells us, ” Your faith in the bounty of the universe serves you well. Cast aside your worry and embrace the richness of your life because you have so much to grateful for.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include the following,  Larimar to help free you from addiction to the material world, Rose Quartz to help you see life through the eyes of love which helps us to appreciate what we have and the simple pleasures and Tree Agate (Dendritic), known as the stone of plentitude, both promotes abundance while showing us the “wealth” we already have.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 27, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 27, 2018

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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I didn’t know I was grateful
for such late-autumn
bent-up cornfields
yellow in the after-harvest
sun before the
cold plow turns it all over into
never.
-Bruce Weigl (b. 1949)

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Spirituality & Health: Healthier Holiday Drinks

Fa la la, it’s eggnog season! And merlot at the office party season. And an Old Fashioned for Christmas Eve dinner season. There’s an awful lot of cocktail opportunities coming up in December, and while it’s fine to enjoy in moderation, many libations have a ton of sugar, carbs or artificial chemicals. This week, I went in search of options for raising a class in a way that won’t trash a vibrant diet, and where possible, are nicer to the planet.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/11/26/healthier-holiday-drinks

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Daily Good: The Japanese Words for “Space”

“Thinking about spaces in a more “Japanese” way can open up new ways of organizing our lives and focusing on the relationships that matter to us. Building spaces that deepen relationships (wa), generate new knowledge (ba), connect to the world around us (tokoro), and allow moments of quiet and integration (ma) can enrich our experience of the world and that of those around us.” Instead of thinking of space in terms of surroundings, the Japanese consider what is going on between people in terms of interactions and relationships.

http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=7839

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Did You Know?​​​​​​​

A single snowflake is known as one of the most delicate and miniscule items in the world. However, the largest measured snowflake was a whopping 15 inches wide.

https://www.thefactsite.com/2017/09/100-amazing-facts-you-never-knew.html/4

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Elephant Journal: Emotional Flexibility is the New Yoga.

Life can seem like a wild and unpredictable roller coaster ride when emotions are running high.
We search for emotional stability in a world of ups and downs, but it can be tough to pencil “serenity” into a chaotic schedule. Many of us really want to incorporate peaceful practices like yoga into our week as stress management, but it’s not always possible.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/emotional-flexibility-is-the-new-yoga/

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MNN: 20 amazing facts about feathers

Some 400 billion birds share the planet with us, each with its own abundant coat of feathers. Far, far too many to count. Perhaps even harder to fathom is the wealth of plumage colors, patterns and shapes that spring from Mother Nature’s artistry. Check out this mind-boggling variety of feathers.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/amazing-facts-about-feathers

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EarthSky News: Venus brightest late November and early December

In late November and early December, 2018, the dazzling planet Venus will be shining at greatest brilliancy in the morning sky. Venus is always the 3rd-brightest celestial object, after the sun and moon. Even so, Venus’ brightness now – at maximum – is some 2 1/2 times greater than Venus at minimum brightness.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/venus-at-its-brightest-in-morning-sky

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Patheos-Pagan: The Lesson of Mercury in Retrograde

Surviving Mercury in Retrograde always feels like such an accomplishment. Even if you are not fully aware of the time period of this retrograde, you start noticing when all the debris starts piling up. These past few weeks have been filled with a litany of things going wrong, missed chances, snafus in communication, technology slowing down or failing completely.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2018/11/the-lesson-of-mercury-in-retrograde/

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Inner Journey:

BE AWARE OF YOUR MOTIVES

“Ordinarily, everything we do is in our self-interest. Everything.”
— Anthony de Mello

“Remember, most of the things you think you need are ego trips designed to bolster your image and your perception of security…. You’ll waste a lot of energy satisfying your ego only to find that, as soon as it’s got what it wants, it ignores all your efforts and promptly nails another list of demands to your forehead. The ego will always try to force you to slave for its vision. I wouldn’t stand for that BS if I were you.”
— Stuart Wilde

“We have no need to teach pure motives to the mind. All that is necessary to make the mind pure is to undo the negative conditioning to which it has been subjected; then we will be left with pure, unconditioned awareness.”
— Eknath Easwaran

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A Note from the Universe

I dreamt of us last night.

You were wearing your rabbit PJ’s again.

And we were wondering about the consequences of a role reversal. You know, me as you and you as me, for a day or so.

But you were right. I keep forgetting to hop… and you keep forgetting that the entire world is spinning in the palm of your hand.

Hop, hop –

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Butternut Squash Rolls

These rolls are light, fluffy, and very buttery tasting. So much better than store bought rolls. My sister made them for Thanksgiving a few years ago and I just had to have the recipe. They’re also a great way to sneak vegetables into my carb loving toddler.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf79743625.tip.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
November 27, 2018

Time

“Time and space are only forms of thought.”

-Edith Nesbitt

“Measure, time and number are nothing but modes of thought or rather of imagination.”
-Benedict Spinoza
Whether analog or digital, clocks and watches are man-made inventions. We follow along, agreeing to the certain standard measurements of time, when it is really only a perception of what has transpired. When we understand that there is no such thing as time, we will stop running out of it. We have all the time we need. Just as we have all we need in every area of our live, if we’d only recognize it!

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 6 Hacks to Heal a Broken Heart

Regardless of what path life takes there are times when we experience sadness and heartbreak. This is part of the human condition. Whether it is caused by the betrayal of a friend, a break up of a relationship or shattered dreams, the emotional toll can weigh heavily on us. Heartbreak involves processing the difficult emotions of loss and grief while often facing a significant life change
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/6-hacks-to-heal-a-broken-heart.aspx#1eFDu0kbYDXztgox.99

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 28, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 28, 2018

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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Autumn has caught us in our summer wear.
-Philip Larkin (1922-86)

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Spiritual Unite: Is Reality An Illusion?

Every now and again you’ll hear someone say: It doesn’t matter, reality is just an illusion anyway. Those people are wrong  though it’s not that reality isn’t an illusion. It is an illusion. But this illusion matters. Everything Is Energy On the smallest level, everything is just energy.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/is-reality-an-illusion/

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MBG: How To Know If Your Essential Oils Have Expired (In 5 Seconds Or Less)

Essential oils are packed with some pretty amazing healing benefits—but alas, nothing lasts forever.

Just like the oils we cook with, essential oils do eventually “go bad.” While an expired oil won’t be dangerous to use per se, it will lose its potency and become just another good smell—or a not-so-great one.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-tell-if-your-essential-oil-expired

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Tetraktys: How to Connect with Nature – A Short Guide on Spirituality, Nature and Awareness

Nowadays, most people are aware that the natural world is more than the sum of its components. Nature embodies the sacred, the untouched creation and the “perfect” world that would be if mankind didn’t exist. Although a very non-humanistic view, it has become somewhat widespread in the modern world as people are feeling more and more that humanity is distancing itself from nature. Fortunately, it’s not always the case.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/how-to-connect-with-nature-a-short-guide-on-spirituality-nature-and-awareness/

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Elephant Journal: 4 Clues that we’ve Outgrown Something & Need to Move On.

Should I stay or should I go?
I think that’s a sh*t song from the 80s, but the title does highlight an important question we’ve all had to ask ourselves at least once in our life: is it time to leave?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/4-clues-that-weve-outgrown-something-need-to-move-on/

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MNN: What to see in the night sky in October

From 2 meteor showers to a celebration of the moon, here’s what to spy in the heavens above this month.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/blogs/what-see-night-sky-october

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EarthSky News: Tonight  Meet Fomalhaut, the loneliest star

Fomalhaut is a bright star – visible from all but far-northern latitudes – located in a region of the sky that contains only very faint stars. So it appears solitary in the night sky

http://earthsky.org/tonight/lonely-autumn-star-shines-brightly-in-southeast

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Patheos-Pagan: The Truth About Hereditary Witches

The other day, I saw someone’s twitter handle. ‘Fourth generation hereditary witch.’ Bullcrap, I thought.

We’d all like to think we’re special, and to some degree, we are. I never believe in lying about anything, but there are so many hereditary witches these days who have such high degrees and long lineages.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/starlight/2018/09/the-truth-about-hereditary-witches/

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Inner Journey: 

STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

“The burden is equal to the horse’s strength.”
— The Talmud

What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?

If you make a list of the two and study them, you may discover they match.

Life needs us to bring our strengths to the world. To encourage us to do so, we have weaknesses that give rise to problems that require us to call on our strengths to solve them. Ingenious, don’t you think?

“Our weaknesses are divine gifts that when embraced will enable us to make our purposeful contribution to the whole, which is why we incarnated in the first place.”
— Andrew Schneider

“We acquire the strength we have overcome.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A Note from the Universe

Whether you see it, feel it, or know it right now you’re being provided for.

And you always will be.

Get it?

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Making a Pumpkin Spice Latte

Adding pumpkin spice to your coffee makes for a special fall treat.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Making-a-Pumpkin-Spice-Latte.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

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

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
September 28, 2018

Relationships

“The long-term accommodation that protects marriage and other such relationships is… forgetfulness.”

-Alice Walker, You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down (1981)

“Forgetfulness” goes beyond forgiveness. First you forgive, then you forget. This is present-moment awareness in action! The past is history – it’s gone, and it can certainly be forgotten. As we grow and change, as our relationships grow and change, forgetfulness can be a welcome accommodation!

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Beliefnet: “How to Be Kind to Yourself”
You’re going through a tough time. Perhaps you’ve lost your job or you’ve been depressed or you’re concerned over a lingering illness.

http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/how-to-be-kind-to-yoursel.aspx?source=NEWSLETTER&nlsource=471&ppc=&utm_campaign=Awaken%20Your%20Spirit&utm_source=NL&utm_medium=newsletter

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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 September 14, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 14, 2018

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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A shadow rests upon the fields.
As earlier Suns are setting;
The corn has reached the tasseled age,
Its silken tresses netting.
–Stephen H. Thayer (1839–1919)

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Spiritual Unite: Effective Methods For Healing The Crown Chakra

Crown chakra healing can be achieved by making some changes in your daily routine. This seventh chakra is located at the top of your head and associated with spirituality. The blockage of this chakra is responsible for many adverse physical as well as spiritual conditions. Confusion, tension, drowsiness, headaches, depression, chronic fatigue, and materialism, are few of the many things

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/crown-chakra-healing/

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MBG: Why Mindfulness Can Actually Make You Feel Less Pain

By now, the enormously powerful effects mindfulness can have on your mind and soul are well-documented: A good mindfulness meditation can significantly reduce stress, anxiety, and other depressive symptoms, and being mindful can also help you process emotions more clearly, improve your memory and other cognitive functions, and even make sex more enjoyable.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/why-mindfulness-can-make-you-feel-less-pain

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Daily Good: Barbara Kingsolver: My Crazy Summer of Squash

Summer is the time of abundant harvest. In this humorous essay on the tribulations of too many zucchini, acclaimed writer, Barbara Kingsolver explains why country people lock their doors and cars and even gates at the end of the summer. { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2082/my-crazy-summer-of-squash-barbara-kingsolver/

Be The Change

Where in your life do you feel a blessed abundance? Reflect on how you can share your bounty whether material or otherwise with those around you.

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Elephant Journal: Reigniting our Creativity & our Hunger for Life.

Happy is the chef whose labors satisfy and create appetite.
This chef, through an activity that she takes delight in and strives to be creative in, obtains fulfillment when she witnesses her customers with sated faces.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/reigniting-our-creativity-our-hunger-for-life/

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MNN: Watch as a bee covered in honey gets a hand from its fellow bees

We’ve all been told at one point or another that we should help a friend in need. While not every organism on the planet sets a good example, the bees shown in the video above certainly do.

Read more…………….

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EarthSky News: Tonight … Moon closest to Jupiter

The young moon has been waxing larger, and appearing higher each evening in the west after sunset. The very bright object near it Thursday evening is Jupiter

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-jupiter-antares-september-13-to-15

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Patheos-Pagan: The Witch and the Wild Rose

The Wild Rose’s botanical name is “species rose”, which in essence is a species that develops naturally with no help from man. A true flower of the wild, which is one of the many reasons I adore these magickal hedges. Originating mostly from Europe as well as the Orient, roses have been cultivated for over 5000 years.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchofthewoodwithravenwood/2018/07/the-witch-and-the-wild-rose/

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Inner Journey: 

LIFE COMES WITH PROBLEMS

“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin — real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”
— Fr. Alfred D’Souza

Life always brings problems. We really can’t live without them.

And so it helps to shift our perspective. We can stop trying to avoid the problems. We can stop feeling victimized by what’s happening. Instead, we can consciously work with the challenge of the moment to learn more about ourselves and the world. When we make this shift in attitude, we discover ourselves to be strong and powerful.

“Every lesson is a widening and deepening of consciousness. It is a stretching of the mind beyond its conceptual limits and a stretching of the heart beyond its emotional boundaries. It is a bringing of unconscious material into consciousness, a healing of past wounds, and a discovery of new faith and trust.”
— Paul Ferrini

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A Note from the Universe

If you can dream it, we can do it.

Notice the “you” and “we” bits, and where they apply?

Go!

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Spicy Acorn Squash Soup

Acorn squash pairs nicely with spices like ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg to make this warm and comforting soup.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Spicy-Acorn-Squash-Soup.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

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

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
September 14, 2018

Awareness
“It’s exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful.”

-Adrienne Rich

Our spiritual pursuits open up our awareness to everything – and sometimes that can be difficult when emotions come to the surface, and stress bubbles up and away. When we know that this is all temporary, and a part of the process, we can observe its happening without allowing it to get us caught up in the drama of it all. We can focus on the big picture – we can see what is truly important, truly real. It is exhilarating, and liberating!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Things to Do When Haters Tell You “You Can’t”
Haters are inevitable, but it’s how you handle them that makes the difference.

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/