Cat’s Morning Bits for August 8, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 8, 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 farmers grind and whet their scythes,
While hay-stacks in the meadows rise:
Green fields and shady groves appear,
And rip’ning harvest crowns the year.

-The 1793 [Old] Farmer’s Almanac

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Spiritual Unite: Meaning Of Peacock Feather – Fertility, Beauty And Protection 

The meaning of peacock feather has a rich history through various cultures, tied in with the symbolism of the peacock.
The exact symbolic meaning associated with peacock feathers varies depending on region and culture, but there are common themes of fertility, natural beauty, ego, and perception

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/meaning-of-peacock-feather-2/

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ThoughtCo: Self-Dedication Ritual for Solitary Pagans

For many modern-day Pagans, being part of a coven is not an option. You may not live around any other people who share your beliefs, or perhaps you haven’t yet found the group that’s right for you. Or maybe you’ve just decided you enjoy being a solitary, eclectic practitioner.

https://www.learnreligions.com/self-dedication-ritual-2562868

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Wise Woman Herbal: Abundant Life Forces of the Carrot
by Anne-Marie Fryer Wiboltt

Imagine that you hold in one hand a seed of a carrot and in the other an exact clay imitation of that seed. To the physical sight they look exactly alike. Imagine in detail the seed of the carrot sprout, mature, wither and decay. What is missing in the clay imitation? Why doesn’t it sprout?

http://www.wisewomanmentor.com/articles/7778534

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Elephant Journal: If Meditation makes you Feel Blissful, you’re probably Doing it Wrong.

At the close of a rich, rewarding month facilitating a 30-day online journey into meditation as a daily practice, this fundamental truth has never been more clear: There’s no way through but through.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/no-way-through-but-through-making-peace-with-all-of-ourselves/

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MNN: 7 things you never knew about dragonflies
They’re beautiful and intriguing, but these ferocious predators have sharp mandibles, near-360-degree vision and can fly backward.

Arriving on the scene around 300 million years ago, dragonflies are one of the first insects to inhabit this planet. They’ve had a long time to perfect the art of flying, hunting and just being amazing. Here are seven facts that will change the way you look at these unique, ancient and incredibly varied insects.

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/7-things-you-never-knew-about-dragonflies

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EarthSky News: Moon, Jupiter, Saturn … Perseid meteors?

On the evenings of August 9, 10 and 11, 2019, people will be looking outside at the planets near the waxing gibbous moon and wondering about their meteor-watching chances for that night. After all, the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower is likely the morning of August 13,

https://earthsky.org/tonight/use-moon-to-find-jupiter-and-saturn

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Today’s Deity: Ogma: The God of Speech & Language
by Wesley Hooper
In the story of the Tuatha De Danann, (People of Danu) we come across several of the Celtic gods and goddesses who are children of Danu and are destined to populate the world.

https://www.druidry.org/library/gods-goddesses/ogma-god-speech-language

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Patheos-Pagan: Making Way for a Witch’s Work

Y’all, it has been a week. August is well upon us, and I’m sure if you go digging back in previous August archives, you will find references to this being a tumultuous time of year. The heat, it does things. This year unfortunately has been no exception. And here I am about to head off to the steaming cauldron that is New Orleans this time of year.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/tempest/2019/08/making-way-for-a-witchs-work.html

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Inner Journey: 

IT’S A MATTER OF BALANCE.

“My soul is the bridge between spirit and body and, as such, is a uniter of opposites. …Without soul at center, I would either transcend into spirit or become mired in matter.”
— Marion Woodman

Ram Dass talks of how his first spiritual goal was to be rid of his physical existence. He came to understand, though, that our spirituality lies in bringing higher consciousness to our world of form. When we can do so, we can delight in all aspects of creation.

Soul exists in the balance of spirit and matter. For a soulful life, we pay attention to both, seeing spiritual qualities in material forms. As our awareness grows, we begin to use consciousness to influence and create form. It’s through form that our spiritexpresses.

“Walk in balance with one foot in your spiritual understanding and one foot in your physical world of accomplishment.”
— Lynn V. Andrews

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

I consider every single day to be the single most important day in the history of forever So far.

You, too?!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Grilled Guacamole

This is a nice twist on the usual guacamole. You grill the avocados before you add them to the rest of the ingredients. The result is a guacamole with a lovely, deep smokey flavour. You can grill your avocados on your outdoor grill or indoor grill pan. I used the grill portion of a panini press.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Grilled-Guacamole.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
August 8, 2019

Independence

“What is independence? Freedom from all laws or bonds except those of one’s own being, control’d by the universal ones.”
-Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

It shows great spiritual maturity to be independent, to know that universal laws prevail. There’s a self-referral that goes on with true independence. We answer to ourselves. We don’t need the written out, voted and agreed on laws to guide our behavior- we know the right thing to do, and we do it. It doesn’t need to be written in a book, it’s written in our hearts.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

Restlessness and boredom could slow you down and take you off on some unintended tangent. If you can’t break free of the usual routine today, do what’s necessary and perhaps schedule more delicate tasks for another time when it will be easier to be precise and attend to details. Know your own limits and if possible don’t take on something that will only frustrate you. If you must, start slow.

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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No Expectations: Cat’s Angel Message for July 8, 2019

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No Expectations: Cat’s Angel Message for July 8, 2019

July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path. You will be receiving important guidance this month so get ready to receive some important guidance.If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!


Be clear that expectations are demands. Demanding that life turn out the way we prefer is a sure path to disappointment and suffering. Happiness lies in having no expectations, and accepting life as it comes. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


78:  Over the last few months we have been working to perfect our balance. This is essential to our overall growth and has a direct effect as we create our path through life an dour own spirituality. Balance  helps us to focus and see clearly the things that truly matter and put things like material gain into perspective. Today the Universe is reminding us that balance starts with gratitude and it’s a good time to do a little path maintenance. If you’ve been slacking and letting weeds grow on your path then  it’s time to get started. It’s easier and less “stress-full” to clear as we go instead of putting it off and becoming overwhelmed. Our lives and paths are works in progress and they both require effort and elbow grease to make things happen. Use the old grade school lesson of Stop-Look- Listen to help you navigate “success-fully”.

*STOP and perform a self assessment: Are you where you need/want to be?

*LOOK forward not back.

*LISTEN to your inner guidance system.


Archangel Michael gives us the strength that we need to choose wisely and make decisions on our own. He provides direction when we feel lost or overwhelmed. He sets us on the path of commitment to our purpose by providing courage and direction as he shows us how to work through any obstacles that pop up. He teaches us that we have what it takes to create new things for ourselves as he helps us reach new levels of self confidence. The Himalayan Ascended Master Babaji helps us to achieve the personal and spiritual growth necessary for the letting go process . Letting go is a form of simplifying your life. It frees your energy so that you can work on what’s important. Greek goddess Persephone tells us “Don’t be afraid to unearth what lies beneath. By shedding light in dark or weedy places you often find treasures that you had forgotten. These treasures can form the foundations that you need to navigate your path in life.”


 

Our Sacred Stones for today include:

  • Gentle  Seraphinite helps to clears the heart chakra  opens us to love on all levels. It is also used to review the progress that you have made in life, and shows the changes that we need to make to best helps us on our path.
  • Sugilite which is sometimes called Archangel Michael’s stone. This is a stone of spiritual love and awareness and promotes Divine interaction and communication. Sugilite also encourages positive thinking and teaches us to live our truth and to trust our intuition.
  •  Green Calcite helps us to heal on a mental level by promoting balance and communication.. It assists with the letting go and weed pulling process and invites divine flow into our lives by dissolving rigid beliefs and outdated programming.

Bright blessings for a magickal day! Cat


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Changing Thought Habits: Cat’s Angel Message for June 17, 2019

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Changing Thought Habits: Cat’s Angel Message for June 17, 2019

June’s Theme: Maintaining balance our in all areas of our lives. (material, spiritual, goals, dreams, self etc.) Create and invite good things through focus and faith while staying grounded and present.


You will always have habits – things you do regularly and without conscious thought – but you do have the ability to CHOOSE your habits. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


617:  We hear a lot about positive affirmations and how using them can transform our lives and our thinking patterns. Now before you start rolling your eyes and thinking “Geez Cat, I don’t have time for affirmations….” here’s something to think about. Every time you alter a thought pattern from negative to positive you’ve created a personal affirmation. It’s as simple as changing “That’s never going to happen for me.” to “What I can I do to make this happen? or This will happen for me”. As I said yesterday, negative thinking blocks our powers of manifestation (and our flow of energy). This upsets our balance (see June’s Theme) and hits us with temporary setbacks. Today the angels are asking us to watch our thought patterns and change negatives into positives. Perform a balance check and ground and center if needed. Your reality is how you perceive it so be confident and move forward in your own power.


Archangel Uriel gives us essential information that we need when we need it. This assists us during the manifestation process by enhancing our problem solving skills so that we can make the decisions that are best for our current situations. The Hindu goddess Lakshmi teaches us that good things happen when we embrace the world with a grateful and appreciative heart. She tells us “ You are worthy of so many wonderful things but first you must get out of your own way! Let me help you to clear the way so that these gifts can be given to you. Make room and feel the lightness it creates within your spirit.”, and the Hindu god Ganesh works closely with Lakshmi. He is the remover of the obstacles that crop up and the ones we create for ourselves, while promoting peace and harmony.


Our Sacred Stones for today include the following: Sodalite is a stone for the mind and encourages clear and calm thinking. It helps us to be objective and helps us to release old mental conditioning and outdated thought patterns as it boosts our self confidence and esteem. Chrysanthemum Stone, which used in conjunction with Ganesh, can help to remove obstacles from our path. Since obstacles tend to pop up during periods of change, this stone promotes the harmony and the balance we need to help our forward progress and Agate is the perfect stone for grounding and balancing our energies. It also helps by raising our consciousness to access our higher self and promoting the awareness and acceptance of who we are and where we want to go in life. It nurtures our spiritual growth and inner strength by helping us to the most of our life experiences.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 10, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 10, 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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Tell you what I like the best-
‘Long about knee-deep in June,
‘Bout the time strawberries melts
On the vine,-some afternoon
Like to jes’ git out and rest,
And not work at nothin’ else!

-James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916)

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ThoughtCo: Ten Great Ways to Celebrate Litha 

It’s Litha, the longest day of the year! The sun will shine more today than any other day of the year, and it’s a day to get outdoors and celebrate. Spend the day in the sun with your family. Play outdoors, go for a hike, and enjoy all the delights the earth has to offer.

https://www.learnreligions.com/great-ways-to-celebrate-litha-2562249

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Today’s Deity: Ptah 

To understand who Ptah was, we need to go all the way back to the beginning of Ancient Egyptian times, even before 3000 BC, because Ptah was the creator of the physical universe. You may think of him as an artisan, the demiurge and crafter of all things. Wonder how he did all of this creating? Well, known to be quite willful, he just had to think about it. That’s right – first he conceived the ideas, then felt them in his heart. Once he spoke the words, life and things were created.

https://mythology.net/egyptian/egyptian-gods/ptah/

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Monday Could Mean Shady Business — Here’s How To Navigate It

On Monday, the sun will oppose Jupiter, and egos could flare up.
Should you let it all hang out or keep it under wraps? That’s the question of the week! It begins on Monday, June 10, as the tea-spilling Gemini Sun crashes into a dynamic opposition with live-out-loud Jupiter

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-for-june-10-16-2019-by-the-astrotwins

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Daily Good: The Seasons of the Soul

In The Season of the Soul: The Poetic Guidance and Spiritual Wisdom of Hermann Hesse, Ludwig Max Fischer, Ph.D., makes Hesse’s vivid, evocative poems on love, imagination, nature, the divine and the passage of time available in English. Through his commentaries, Fischer helps readers understand Hesse’s poetry and wisdom within the context of his life. Although Hesse, author of the novels Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, was popular with the counter-culture of the 1960’s, many readers are unaware of his poetry. Hesse, no stranger to the dark side of life, grew stronger from his struggles. Through his poetry, readers can draw on his words to discover a more meaningful life. In this commentary followed by Hesse’s poems, Fischer describes Hesse and his relationship with Nature.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2304/the-seasons-of-the-soul-hermann-hesse-ludwig-max-fischer/

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Elephant Journal: The Inner Shadow – How to get to know, embrace and harmonize our darker side

Behind the shadow of me that doing chores and taking care of family
There is another me that wants to show my soul, my fears, insecurities and vanity
I am into deep conversations about life, love, and loss
I dip and roll and race and dive and hurt and cower and hope

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/06/the-inner-shadow-how-to-get-to-know-embrace-and-harmonize-our-darker-side/

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MNN: How Denmark’s ‘pyt’ can help you fight stress
When faced with frustrations beyond their control, people in Denmark often utter this simple word to help them move on.

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/denmark-pyt-help-deal-stress

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EarthSky News: We go between the sun and Jupiter June 10

On June 10, 2019, our planet Earth flies between the sun and the outer planet Jupiter. Our faster motion places Jupiter – largest world in our solar system, and an exceedingly bright planet in our sky – opposite the sun about once each year. In other words, Jupiter is now rising in the east as the sun is setting below the western horizon. Astronomers call this event an opposition of Jupiter.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/earth-passes-between-jupiter-and-sun

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Patheos-Pagan:  The Pentacle Approach to Wellness: Balancing The Spiritual Body

In this final installment of this Pentacle Approach to Wellness series, we’ll explore our Spiritual bodies, bringing our God and Goddess selves into co-creative balance, so that we may claim our personal sovereignty, and gain a broader, transcendent view of life. This concept of balance is symbolized for Witches by the Pentacle, an encircled five-pointed star.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchonfire/2018/07/the-pentacle-approach-to-wellness-balancing-the-spiritual-body/

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Inner Journey:

THEN AND NOW

“Time is not a line, but a series of now points.”
— Taisen Deshimaru

We understand time as a continuum. Our memories link the moments of the past and our imaginations draw on the patterns of our memories to project the future.

If we leave the movies of the mind behind, time can only be experienced now — moment by precious moment. Open in awareness to what is happening right now. Appreciate all that is. Immerse yourself in the joy and wonder of every now and life will be a gift.

“The responsibility for both present and future is in our own hands. If we live right today, then tomorrow has to be right.”
— Eknath Easwaran

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Ask your questions they’re one of the best ways to get our attention, and for you to focus yours.

Needing to be needed,

The Universe

tut.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

Things may be going fine but you’ll still be able to find something to be disappointed about. Rather than looking on the glum side of things, take a walk in the sunshine or at least get some fresh air and make an effort to be more objective. Full-blown optimism may be beyond you today, but you can balance your mood by noticing and maybe making a list of all those things that are going right.

astrology.com

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Today’s Recipe: Tangy Skillet Pork Loin Chops

Here’s a pretty simple way to make pork loin chops with a beautiful tangy pan sauce. Even though these cuts are rather lean, you can get them to be very tender and juicy using this method. These chops pair very well with roast veggies, mashed potatoes, and rice pilafs. Leftover, they’re great fillings for sandwiches.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Tangy-Skillet-Pork-Loin-Chops.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday 

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
June 10, 2019

Words

“The more perfect the understanding between men, the less need of words.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Have you ever noticed how, with a really good friend, the silences are completely comfortable? It’s as if you don’t need words to communicate. There’s an unspoken communication that allows space to just be. Sometimes words aren’t enough to express how we feel. If you’ve ever said “I love you more than words can say” you know how that feels! You can write songs and poems and letters, and somehow it just can’t quite sum up that feeling you get when looking into that person’s eyes, completely silent.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: The Art of Self-Care
The notion of self-care gets a bad rap. Many people view self-care as the equivalent of selfishness. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Self-care, simply put, is the art of taking care of yourself….

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/

Bountiful Gifts: Cat’s Angel Message for June 8, 2019

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Bountiful Gifts: Cat’s Angel Message for June 8, 2019

June’s Theme: Maintaining balance our in all areas of our lives. (material, spiritual, goals, dreams, self etc.) Create and invite good things through focus and faith while staying grounded and present.


I am open to receiving the generous gifts of Spirit. I hold no expectations or demands on the form, the timing, or the color of the wrapping on the bountiful gifts of Spirit – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


68: Generating a positive flow of abundance is relatively simple once we have a basic understanding of how it works. To create and keep this flow moving it’s important to balance our giving and receiving activities. We must first give of ourselves through time, money, energy, love etc. By sending good things out it helps to create new opportunities and experiences as it circles back to us. In order to receive these blessings we must allow ourselves to receive them. Too often people refuse or fight this process. Grateful and gracious receiving is an important part of the flow circle and is only achieved by balancing giving and receiving. Today we are being asked to open our heart and spirit and allow ourselves to receive. Remember, what we send out comes back and will provide positive energy that will grow with each cycle.


The angel Barakiel helps bring us good fortune and shows us how to receive with a grateful, open heart. The Ascended Master Solomon helps us to take what we are given and make the most of it. He teaches us how to do things more efficiently as he guides us through difficult situations. Focus and efficiency help us in our quest for personal evolution and help create the necessary stepping stones we need to move ahead and  the Celtic Earth Mother Aeracura today. She teaches us how to open ourselves to receive gracefully. She says: ” Playfulness and a carefree spirit are the heart of true abundance. By sharing of yourselves it creates an energy that spreads and grows.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include Kunzite and Spirit Quartz, both of which will help promote positive flow in your life. Rose Quartz can also be helpful by encouraging self forgiveness , self worth and acceptance as these are needed in allowing yourself to receive.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 6, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 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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How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every shining flower!
-Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

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Spiritual Unite: Simple Tarot Card Meanings – Easy Guide For Beginners

If you have just started tarot card reading, it is useful to have a quick reference guide for your cards and their meanings.
There are subtleties to each card that you should learn over time, but when just starting it can be challenging to keep all that info in your head! Having a quick list you can check to refresh your memory is the best way of developing your tarot reading knowledge

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/simple-tarot-card-meanings-easy-guide-for-beginners/

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ThoughtCo: Rosemary 

Rosemary was well known to ancient practitioners. It was an herb known for strengthening the memory and helping the brain. Eventually, it also became associated with the fidelity of lovers, and was presented to wedding guests as a gift. In 1607, Roger Hacket said, “Speaking of the powers of rosemary, it overtoppeth all the flowers in the garden, boasting man’s rule. It helpeth the brain, strengtheneth the memorie, and is very medicinable for the head. Another property of the rosemary is, it affects the heart.”

https://www.learnreligions.com/rosemary-2562035

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MBG: Well Read: The 5 Books You Won’t Be Able To Put Down This June

Reading is undeniably a key wellness practice—and one that many of us have ignored for far too long. It’s proven to build empathy, reduce stress, and even lessen sugar cravings (yes, really!). With that in mind, we’re excited to share Well Read, a column that curates the absolute best fiction and narrative nonfiction picks of the month. Here’s what you should read this June

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/best-fiction-and-memoir-picks-for-june-2019

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Today’s Deity: Danu (Irish goddess)

In Irish mythology, Danu ([ˈdanu]; modern Irish Dana is a hypothetical mother goddess of the Tuatha Dé Danann (Old Irish: “The peoples of the goddess Danu”). Though primarily seen as an ancestral figure, some Victorian sources also associate her with the land

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danu_(Irish_goddess)

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Elephant Journal: WTF is Unconditional Love Anyway?

We tell our children, lovers, and friends that we love them no matter what. But, is that true?
Unconditional love is affection without any limitations—or rather, love without conditions.
This term is sometimes associated with true altruism or complete love. There are many ways of describing unconditional love, but most will agree that it is that type of love which has no bounds and is unchanging.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/06/wtf-is-unconditional-love-anyway-candace-brooke/

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MNN: Fireflies! 12 things you didn’t know about lightning bugs
Fireflies make summer magical, but there’s more to learn about these bioluminescent beauties

There are many wonders to behold in the animal world, but few offer such enchantment as that of a summer evening punctuated with the twinkle of fireflies. It’s a singular experience, like handfuls of Lilliputian stars tossed from the sky, falling to flit and hover among the grass and brambles. But behind their charming facade, fireflies are fascinating little insects. Consider the following facts:

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/fireflies-12-things-you-didnt-know-about-lightning-bugs

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EarthSky News: Southern Cross: A southern sky signpost

For our friends in the Southern Hemisphere, we’re paying tribute today to the Southern Cross, also known as the constellation Crux. No matter where you live in the Southern Hemisphere, look in your southern sky for the Southern Cross as soon as darkness falls.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/signpost-of-southern-skies

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Patheos-Pagan: 5 Healing Plants Easily Found in Your Yard This Summer

Dandelions, violets and roses are finally making their debut throughout our yards but are you aware of the healing properties of these beautiful flowers? Before you start to weed or mow your lawn, read on to know which flowers to harvest for medicine.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thefairytalewitch/2019/06/5-healing-plants-easily-found-in-your-yard-this-summer/

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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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Inner Journey:

WHAT’S OFF BALANCE?

“To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.”
— Samuel Butler

Spirit requires a balance of female and male energy, yin and yang, receptiveness and expression. Are you sensitive to intuition and inner guidance? Are you able to act on the guidance you receive? Seek to find a balance in being and doing in all areas of your life.

“The balanced energy is the birthing energy. I used to say that the birthing energy was all feminine — it’s not. You have to push and you have to be. It’s such a potent example of the dance of the feminine and masculine together, the dance that is the creative energy of life!”
— Joyce Irvine

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Friends are friends because they’ve discovered how much they have in common.

Opponents, adversaries, and foes are friends too, who have not yet discovered this.

Your friend,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Corn and Sweet Basil Savory Bread

This corn and sweet basil bread is a good gluten free side dish to make when having a barbecue. It can also be served as a stand-alone dish, especially when served with butter and cheese, or with butter and biltong* powder.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Corn-and-Sweet-Basil-Savory-Bread-gluten-free.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
June 6,  2019

Progress

“Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and regression, of evolution and dissolution.”

-Goethe (1749-1832)

Sometimes we need to take a few steps back in order to get a running start. We make mistakes, and as long as we learn from those mistakes, we progress, we grow. Eventually we get to a point where we can look back and see how far we’ve come. Then we can turn back around and see how far we have to go!

-Lissa Coffey

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I Am Open: Cat’s Angel Message for May 18, 2019

 

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I Am Open: Cat’s Angel Message for May 18, 2019

May’s Theme: This month brings changes into your life. While change sometimes feels scary, it is a necessary thing for our overall growth. Be willing to embrace it and allow it to happen naturally and get ready for better things!


I am open to receiving the generous gifts of Spirit. I hold no expectations or demands on the form, the timing, or the color of the wrapping on the bountiful gifts of Spirit – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


518:  This month we have been busy initiating change and cultivating new growth. These things take time and patience, however our work is beginning to pay off. Part of our success will lie in our ability to receive. Some people overextend the giving process but have trouble with receiving the blessings, assistance and abundance when it comes around to them. Sometimes you just need to tell yourself that it’s okay to receive so that you can embrace the good things that come your way. make the effort to ensure that your giving and receiving is in balance. Remember, abundance comes in many forms so make sure that you don’t limit yourself to just one form. Accept them all and the doors open to new things and experiences.  You are an amazing creator and you are worthy of all the blessings of the Universe.


Archangel Raziel helps us to access and fine tune both our intuitive abilities so that we are better able to receive divine guidance, which in turn can  help us manifest the things we need to create a better life.  The Ascended Master Buddha is called the Enlightened or Awakened One. During his life he lived as both prince and ascetic. When he achieved true enlightenment he came to realize that the key to happy living required moderation and balance in all things. This includes the important balance between giving and receiving. When we are balanced we find that inner peace is ours. And the Celtic/Irish goddess Dana helps us to feel the abundance around us and shows us that we are worthy to receive it. Dana tells us “”While you wait for these blessings to arrive fill your heart with feelings of abundance. Engage yourself in things that make you feel abundant!”


Our Sacred Stones for today include the following:   Sunstone brings personal empowerment and fights procrastination. It brings out our natural optimism, self confidence and promotes our natural flow of abundance as it soothes our fear of change and the accompanying stress that change can bring. Zincite helps to remove energy blocks which gets our life force flowing, which aids our  manifestation process. It also restores our energy when it becomes depleted by giving away too much of ourselves to others. And Tiger Iron, which is a combination of Jasper, Hematite and Tiger’s Eye, helps to promote change by opening space within and providing the energy to accomplish what’s needed by generating new and creative ways and ideas to make the changes easier.


Bright blessings for a magickal day! Cat


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