Cat’s Morning Bits for October 22, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 22, 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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Now by great marshes wrapt in mist,
Or past some river’s mouth,
Throughout the long, still autumn day
Wild birds are flying south.
-Wilfred Campbell (1858-1819)

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October Events:

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

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

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day

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

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

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Trust in Yourself (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We must remember that the universe always works in perfect balance. When we place ourselves in its natural flow we move into a space of balance. However, before that occurs all that is out of balance within ourselves needs to be addressed. Circumstances in our lives are highlighting any imbalance creating a profound clearing and purging of the old.

Read more…..

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Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the Woods – (Slavic Folklore Explained)

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Folklore – Halloween Superstitions and Legends

While we Pagans are celebrating Samhain on October 31 (or at the beginning of May, if you’re one of our southern hemisphere readers), for many of our friends and neighbors, this is the Halloween season.

Read more……

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The Witch of Wanderlust: Simple Money Bowl Spell || Spellwork

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Elephant Journal: A Simple Buddhist Guide to having a Mindful Morning.

Buddhist monks wake up every morning, at approximately 4 a.m. while the stars are still out and the world appears to be peacefully sleeping.

Reda more…..

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Treehugger: Horses Can Identify and Remember Their Humans

Ask anyone who has loved a horse and they’ll likely agree: The bond between humans and horses rivals that of people and dogs. As Herman Melville once said, “No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses.”

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Bright star Deneb transits at nightfall

Each year – around October 24 – the northernmost star of the Summer Triangle, Deneb, transits or climbs to its highest point in the sky at or near 6:30 p.m. local time (7:30 p.m. local daylight saving time). What does that mean for skywatchers? Only that this noteworthy star – this beloved member of the Summer Triangle – is shifting ever-westward each day in our sky as Earth travels around the sun. Its transit at dusk/nightfall is a hallmark of the year, marking a shift toward winter – or summer – on your half of the globe.

Read more…….

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Patheos-Pagan: Irish-American Witchcraft: Fairies and Modern Technology

The subject of fairies and modern technology is an intriguing one, and one that encourages some good discussion and debate, often predicated on the individual’s personal understanding of what fairies are.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Wardruna – Kvitravn (White Raven) – Official video

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Inner Journey: WHAT ARE YOU FEELING?

“We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs.”
— Bertrand Russell

Many of the qualities that bring fulfilment in life are feelings, like love, joy, freedom and gratitude.

In our overly rational world, we tend to think about how we feel, which, of course, is not feeling at all — it’s thinking.

Honour your feelings and be willing to experience them. They give us valuable feedback about what is and what is not working in our lives. They are the signposts to meaningful inner work.

“With just a little education and practice on how to manage your emotions, you can move into a new experience of life so rewarding that you will be motivated to keep on managing your emotional nature in order to sustain it. The payoff is delicious in terms of improved quality of life.”
— Doc Childre

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Rainbows and butterflies, cattails and dandelions, waterfalls and rainforests, puppy dogs and dragonflies, sea foam and orcas, sunshine and comets, snowflakes and icicles, wildflowers and you…

Did I think of everything, or what?

Crazy, sexy, cool,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 10 Apple Cinnamon Bread Recipes

Apples and cinnamon are two ingredients meant to be married together, offering the ultimate balance of sweet, a little tart, and plenty of spice. There’s no better way to highlight this duo than with a loaf of quick bread.

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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

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Daily Wisdom
October 22, 2020

Films
“Good movies make you care, make you believe in possibilities again.”

-Pauline Kael, 1968


Some movies are so big, so fabulous, so rich with story and action and setting and wardrobe. “Gone With the Wind” is like that. Wow. It’s absolutely breathtaking, and a true classic. And some movies are smaller, just a more personal story, that doesn’t need much more than the people involved to get the point across. “Rain Man” is that kind of a movie. In the film, Tom Cruise’s character discovers that he has an autistic brother, played by Dustin Hoffman. The journey, how these two get to know each other, and get to understand themselves, and what is important in life, is just beautiful. It strikes a chord because we all have relationships in our lives from which we can learn about ourselves and our connection to the world.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Today can be easy if you don’t try to swim upstream. Do what’s expected of you (and what you need to do, anyway) and don’t rebel, at least not outwardly. You’re given plenty of authority to convince people to help you if necessary, and there should be few if any arguments. Be calm, respect authority, and you’ll automatically be given the respect you deserve, plus more. Get a lot 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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 28, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 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.

Blessings, Cat

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O golden month! How high thy gold is heaped!
The yellow birch-leaves shine like bright coins strung
On wands, the chestnut’s yellow pennons tongue
To eery wind its harvest challenge. Steeped
In yellow, still lie fields where wheat was reaped.
-Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-85)

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September’s Events:

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Fairyland Cottage: Forest Ramblings in Autumn – making elderberry syrup

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ThoughtCo: Huehueteotl, God of Life in Aztec Religion, Mythology

Aztec art usually portrays Huehueteotl as a very old man, hunched over with a wrinkled face and a toothless mouth. Huehueteotl is one of very few gods depicted is such an aged state, but it represented his great wisdom.

Read more……

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MBG: Saturn Retrograde Ends Tuesday — Making This Week A Good Time To Revisit Goals

Attractive forces will be too intoxicating to ignore this Monday, September 28—especially if they’ve been building up for a while.

Read more……

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Daily Good: How to Be at Home

Don’t surrender your loneliness so quickly. Let it cut you more deep. Let it ferment and season you as few humans and even divine ingredients can.~ Hafiz –

How to Be at Home

This tender animation on the theme of isolation reunites filmmaker Andrea Dorfman with poet Tanya Davis ten years after their first collaboration on the viral film “How To Be Alone.” “How To Be At Home” speaks to what so many of us are going through these days with quarantines, lock-downs and stay-at-home orders. “Lean into loneliness and know youre not alone in it.” And remember: we are connected. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: How to Make Sweater Pumpkins from Sleeves

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Elephant Journal: 5 Grounding Morning Rituals (for Every Damn Day).

In Buddhism, there’s something called the container principle.
The philosophy is that discipline (rules, boundaries, rituals) is more than just a way to get organized or achieve something, it’s the very foundation of freedom (creativity, joy, self-actualization).

Read more…..

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Treehugger: 21 Reasons Why Forests Are Important
In case you’re missing the forest for the trees, here are a few reminders why woodlands are wonderful.

Forests cover nearly a third of all land on Earth, providing vital organic infrastructure for some of the planet’s densest, most diverse collections of life. They support countless species, including our own, yet we often seem oblivious of that.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, Fomalhaut in late September

These next several nights – September 28, 29 and 30 – 2020, use the bright waxing gibbous moon to find the star Fomalhaut. This 1st-magnitude star appears in a part of the sky that’s largely empty of bright stars. For this reason, Fomalhaut is often called the Lonely One or Solitary One. It should be bright enough to withstand the lunar glare in late September.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Pumpkin Spice Latte Spellwork For Caffeinated Witchcraft

A pumpkin spice latte a day keeps our sanity at bay.

I know that much of my blogging on here as of late has been steeped heavily in warnings and criticisms of our witch and pagan communities. This is obviously because the world we are living in right now is on fire. I also know that this is preventing us from appreciating the little things, such as a nice cup of pumpkin spice latte.

Read more……

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt- The Dark Night of the Soul

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Inner Journey: WHAT’S DRAINING YOUR ENERGY?

“Energy is equal to desire and purpose.”
— Sheryl Adams

What people, events or things drain your energy? What part of you is not going with the flow? What are you resisting?

Plug your energy leaks and experience what it feels like to work on all cylinders.

Visit our Higher Awareness site for a list of energy drains and energy boosters.

“Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.”
— Wayne Dyer

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Time and space,what a hoot. Look to them for answers, direction, and meaning, and they’ll rock your world in every which way.

Yet discover that they look to you for answers, direction, and meaning, and you will rock the world.

Take my word for it, the latter is your “ticket.”

Tallyho, maestro –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 15 Coffee Cakes Made for Fall Mornings

Autumn brings a welcome return of warming spices, apples, and pumpkin to baking, and you’ll find the flavors of the season in our best fall coffee cakes.

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
September 28, 2020

Self-Awareness
“Best to be yourself, imperial, plain, and true!”

-Elizabeth Barrett Browning


How many times have we heard someone give us encouragement by saying: “Just be yourself”? When we were young and needed to make a speech in class, or we were a little too shy to approach our secret crush for a date, a friend or parent would remind us that we had what it takes, that there was no need to be afraid. And, still, today, we need to be reminded. We get nervous, feel that we’re not “as good as” someone else, or that some silly mistake was made and we weren’t supposed to be chosen to give a speech. Self-awareness is knowing who we are, and knowing that we are not only “as good as” or “good enough” but that we are whole and complete, that there is a light within us that shines

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

Take everything and everyone a little bit more seriously today, without getting grim about it. People may bring you requests or problems that they think are shaking up their world, and you should offer at least a token respect for their worries and needs. None of this puts any pressure on you, unless you get emotionally involved. Remember, you have neither the power nor responsibility to fix it all.

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 June 17, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 17, 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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June Events and Holidays

**June 18: Mercury Retrograde from June 18- July 12

June 20: Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 20: New Moon at 11:41 pm PST

June 21: New Moon at 12:41 am MST/ 2:41 am EST

June 21 Father’s Day

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Wake up, golden Head! Wake up, Brownie!
Cat-bird wants you in the garden soon.
You and I, butterflies, bobolinks, and clover,
We’ve a lot to do on the first of June.
-Charles G.D. Roberts (1860-1943)

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Spirit Library: Recognise Opportunity (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As our human consciousness expands all aspects of reality are being purged which is activating new systems and structures within us. New consciousness is emerging and with it real and practical changes that will anchor in and support a new way of life.

Read more….

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Rose Quartz: Peace & Love Baby!

Star Signs: Taurus, Libra

Chakra: Heart/ Crown

Archangel: Ariel

The soft pink hues of Rose Quartz give this stone a tranquil and soothing feel. It’s been said that using it is like a ” bubble bath for the emotions”. This stone is a wonderful healer of the heart and emotions and it’s gentle energy is also good for children or after any chaotic or crisis situation.

Rose Quartz can also be used for:

Promoting self-love and inner peace

Healing the emotional body

Easing heartache and loneliness

Helping to release old hurts and assists in forgiveness

Promoting love and romance

Magnifying creativity and imagination

Rose Quartz opens the heart chakra and encourages self-acceptance and reminds us that emotions are a gift and should not be buried. it can also provide a balance of yin and yang energy and can attune each chakra to its correct vibrational frequency, or spiritual attunement to loving energy.

(from cat’s Notes)

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ThoughtCo: Are Voodoo Dolls Real?

The idea of Voodoo dolls sparks fear and conjures up images of violent and bloodthirsty revenge in popular films, books, and oral histories in North America. These stories report that Voodoo dolls are made by Caribbean cult members who bear a grudge against an enemy.

Read more……

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MBG: What “Holding Space” For Others Really Means + How To Do It

A key phrase you may have been hearing lately is “holding space,” but what does that really mean? The definition of holding space is to be present with someone, without judgment. It means you donate your ears and heart without wanting anything in return. It involves practicing empathy and compassion.

Read more…

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Daily Dream Meaning: Strangulation/Trouble breathing

The dreamer is standing in her own way, either consciously or unconsciously keeping herself from attaining her own dreams due to fear, which can manifest as extreme caution. Look to other symbols in the dream to judge how the dreamer can release herself from that fear.
Astrological parallel: Saturn.
Tarot parallel: The Devil.

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3 Pagans And A Cat : Green Witch Plant Profile: Creating “Mock” Strawberry Magick

The other day, I discovered what I thought to be wild strawberries in my yard. Huzzah! As it turns out, the tiny red fruits I found are the product of an invasive plant called False Strawberry, also known as “Mock” Strawberry.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: How to Make A Magic Sigil – Magical Crafting – Sigil Magic – Witchcraft

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Elephant Journal: Letting Go of Attachment to People—the Buddhist Way.

According to Buddhism, all our struggles stem from attachment.
I chuckled the first time I heard this. How is it possible that all my problems are because of attachment? As I scrutinized my life, I realized it was true. My arguments with others emanated from attachment to my opinions

Read more….

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Spiritual Unite: Crown chakraCrown Chakra Opening Experience | 5 Symptoms

When we are ready to proceed with opening our crown chakra, we get to have a soul-riveting experience. It heralds the imminence of the profound embracement that is feeling completely connected and lit up!

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, Venus at dawn June 17, 18, 19

In the predawn/dawn sky these next few mornings – June 17 and 18, 2020 – look first for the slender waning crescent moon. The moon’s illuminated side will be pointing right at the planet Venus, which rises over horizon as the morning darkness is giving way to dawn. On June 19, look for the old, slender moon to be quite close to Venus on the sky’s dome.

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Patheos-Pagan: 8 Things to do for Summer Solstice as a Solitary Pagan

Many Pagans are solitary practitioners, either by choice or by necessity. But a lot of Pagan activities for the Summer Solstice are designed for large groups. In 2014 and 2015 I wrote a series of rituals for those working alone on the Wheel of the Year. Every year they’re near the top of the list of most popular posts – here’s the Summer Solstice ritual.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Damh The Bard – Antlered crown and standing stone

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Inner Journey:

CO-CREATION STARTS WITH IMAGINATION

“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.”
— Decouvertes

“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”
— Muhammad Ali

Imagination is a tool of the soul. Our imagination gives us the opportunity to ‘try on’ new qualities and perspectives in our life. Through imagination, we can explore our past, problems, patterns, processes, plans, perceptions, principles, passions and purpose to uncover new possibilities.

Without imagination, we stay stuck in the realm of the material, the past, the superficial and the literal. We remain one-tracked, instinctual and one-dimensional.

Our imagination comes from the soul, subconscious and senses. Only through our imagination can we become multidimensional, experience more love, create more beauty, manifest more results, change our conditions, rewrite the past, and connect with divinity, purpose and others.

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?'”
— George Bernard Shaw

“Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.”
— Ralph Gerard

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

All right the reservation’s been made and a Beechcraft 400A private jet with experienced staff, advanced multimedia hookups for every passenger, and faux-leopard-skin sleeper recliners throughout, will be yours for any twenty-one days you choose. Just as soon as you arrange payment of US$368,750. In advance.

Fuel, of course, will be extra. A lot extra.

Now, repeat after me:

“You have to be joking!
Faux leopard skin is so ‘early 2000.’
What else do they have?”

Cool. Now stay with this perspective, because this kind of transaction takes place every single day for those who already have.

Your co-pilot,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 15 Ways to Flavor Lemonade

Tart and sweet, lemonade is a classic beverage for summertime. But you don’t have to stick with the classic lemons and sugar formula all season long. Try one of our 15 boldly flavored lemonades to mix things up. From rhubarb and strawberry to ginger and mint, you’re sure to find a new sippable favorite from this collection of lemonade recipes.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
This day is governed by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to rituals involving inspiration, communications, 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
June 17, 2020 

Individuality
“Though all men be made of one metal, yet they be not cast all in one mold.”

-John Lyly (1554?-1606)

 
I’ve always heard this “broke the mold” quote and now I know where it came from! Yes, we’re all made up of the same “stuff”: bones, water, muscle tissue, etc. But each one of us is completely and totally unique and individual. Our looks contribute to our individuality, but mostly it’s our character, our values, our interests, our ideas, and our opinions – the “intangible stuff” that “defines” who we are. We are creating our lives, and our individuality, every day.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Save those creative, foot-loose and fancy-free activities for another day and focus on the nuts and bolts. If you’ve been putting off doing something necessary but not fun, knock it out now and then feel accomplished when finished. You can earn a lot of regard and admiration for this. You won’t be allowed to keep too low a profile, so just step up and do what’s important for today. You should encounter no resistance

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 June 2, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 2, 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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June Events and Holidays

June 5: Full Strawberry Moon at 12:12 pm PST/ 1:12 pm MST/ 3:12 pm EST

June 8: World Oceans Day

June 10: Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14: Flag Day

June 20: Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 20: New Moon at 11:41 pm PST

June 21: New Moon at 12:41 am MST/ 2:41 am EST

June 21 Father’s Day

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A swarm in May is worth a load of hay;
a swarm in June is worth a silver spoon;
but a swarm in July is not worth a fly.
-Beekeepers’ saying, mid-17th century

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Spirit Library: Focus on Your Inner Life (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Currently the incoming energies are getting stronger and stronger intensifying our soul’s impulse to evolve. Global events and circumstances are forcing a dramatic shift in our perspective urging us to find a new way of living and being in the world.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Understanding Omens and Symbols

For many practitioners of various magical traditions, there is a tendency to look for and find symbolism in everything, particularly in aspects of nature. Often, these symbols are interpreted as omens.

Read more….

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MBG: Your Weekly Horoscope: Here’s Why Wednesday Is Such A Big Day For Love

On Tuesday, June 2, romantic Venus hits some turbulence with her cosmic co-pilot Mars as the two planets assemble into a complicated square (90-degree angle).

Read more……

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Daily Dream Meaning: Exam

1. An upcoming crisis in the attainment of a cherished goal.
2. If the dreamer fails the exam, or if he awakens before knowing whether he passed or failed, the goal may be unfeasible at this time and should be re-examined.
3. If the dreamer passes the exam, then, in spite of obstacles, he has it in him to get what he wants.
Astrological parallel: Saturn or Uranus.
Tarot parallel: The Tower.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Wells of Living Water

Poet and writer, Ron Hobbs, has explored life from many angles and has the stories to prove it. He writes, Many years later I was working on a tramp-steamer that had pulled into Haiti. I hiked off on my own to learn the island. It was hot and mid-afternoon and I thirsted. I saw an old woman working her garden. Ma’am. Ma’am! Excuse me. I’m a stranger here and I am thirsty. Could I please have a drink of water?
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Be The Change
What accounts for the mysterious depth of refreshment a drink of good cold water bestows when one is parched on a hot day? Is it a demonstration – rarely recognized as such – that we are each a sentient particle of the cosmos?

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(Cat’s side notes: This would be a fun project for a little one to make for the Litha/Mid Summer Sabbat)

Today’s DIY: Felt Flower Wand

Since I love plants and flowers, my son made this all on his own as a Mother’s Day gift. I was really impressed that I was able to capture some of the steps in his project (as I didn’t have a clue he was making it for me until I realized it was a gift).

Read more….

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Elephant Journal: 3 Buddhist Teachings to help us through Strange & Upsetting Times.

For most of us, the pandemic has been both extremely difficult and a breath of fresh air.
One thing is for sure: like no other time have I had to lean on the wisdom teachings of my spiritual life.

Read more….

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MNN: 7 things you never knew about dragonflies

Arriving on the scene around 300 million years ago, dragonflies were 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.

Read more…

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EarthSky News:  Virgo? Here’s your constellation

The constellation Virgo the Maiden fully returns to sky at nightfall – with her feet planted on the eastern horizon – by late April and early May. Virgo appears in the evening sky on late May, June and July evenings, too. Then by late August or September, Virgo begins her descent into the glow of evening twilight.

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Patheos-Pagan: Working Magic: A Spell Mandala for Clarity

Drawing an oracle card from the Flower Magic Oracle deck gave me a focus for working some magic. This week’s card is honeysuckle, the meaning of which is – clarity. So, I have given the meaning of the card below along with some other correspondences for ‘clarity’.

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Pagan Playlist: The Fire Within: A Guided Meditation to Release Negativity

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Inner Journey:

BALANCE MATERIAL AND SPIRITUAL

“What is [the role of money] in the search for meaning? Is our relationship to it one of the chief factors that keeps us in our prison, or could it also be a tool for breaking out, for awakening to a life filled with intensity of purpose?”
— Jacob Needleman

Our personality has a need for security. As a human in a material world, we need money to survive. If we don’t have enough for basics, our lives cannot function. At the same time, with too much emphasis on the material, we lose the spiritual awareness that brings meaning and fulfillment. The key lies in the balance.

What draws most of your attention, time and energy: spiritual growth or money? Reflect on (or better yet, journal on) the balance or lack of balance of these two in your life.

“Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.”
— Henry David Thoreau

“View money and things not as something you create to fill a lack, but as tools to help you more fully express yourself and realize your potential.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

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A Note from the Universe
Primitive societies live by the Rule of Might, and the strong prevail.

Advanced societies live by the Rule of Law, and the privileged prevail.

Enlightened societies live by the Rule of Love, and everyone is lifted higher.

Love on,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

These easy peanut butter cookies are entirely gluten-free. Learn how to make them in this short video.

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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
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, 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
Mars rules Tuesday. The energies of this day best harmonize with efforts of masculine vibration, such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. Use them, too, for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
June 2, 2020
Value
“The Worth of a thing is best known by the want of it.”

-James Kelly (18th cent.)

 
It’s that insatiable desire for something that keeps us at it. It’s that burning passion that compels us to work hard, to not give up, to stay focused and on target. We can cite countless examples of people who have worked to build their own businesses, or buy their own home. It works the same way with our spiritual growth. Do we have a burning desire for it? Do we work at it every day? Do we make it a priority in our lives?

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

It may be hard to be serious and stick to those dull but crucial tasks that keep the day running smoothly. Be systematic, cheerful, and don’t let it show if you feel undervalued or underappreciated. Save your sharp wit and cleverness for another time and place. Time spent with younger people or children can lift your spirits and keep things in perspective for you.

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 May 27, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 27, 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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I think if you listen closely
In the sweet, glad days of spring,
With the song of the brook,
the breeze and the birds,
You can hear the flowers sing.
-Helen Isabel Moorhouse (b.1876

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Spirit Library: Pure Potentiality (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are in the midst of a profound and mysterious transformation, a time of pure potentiality, which is urging us to reframe our life, to question our reality, our expectations and our attachments.

Read more….

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Making Springtime Wild Herb Vinegars
by Corinna Wood 

“Chickweed is back! Spring is here!” My three-year-old delightedly munches the luscious green shoots, and offers me a handful. Chickweed’s return means it’s time to make medicines again, starting with vinegars in April and May.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Angel Colors: The Light Rays of Archangels

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet are the shimmering colors of the rainbow that often inspire people with their beauty. But some people see more than just refracted light in the rainbow’s colors and more than just sunlight in the white light around them. They see rays that represent different ways that angels work in people’s lives.

Read more….

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MBG: 5 Mantras & Affirmations To Say While Smudging, Based On Your Intention

Smudging with sage is a popular way to clear negative energy and invite positivity into your home. Brought to us by shamans and indigenous peoples around the world, it’s important to always conduct this ritual with respect and reverence. To make your energy clearing more sacred and impactful, it can help to say a prayer, mantra, or affirmation as you go.

Read more…

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Daily Dream Meaning: Earthquake

1. If you live in an area prone to earthquakes and are used to them, this dream indicates minor difficulties that need to be resolved.
2. If you live in a place where earthquakes are rare, this dream implies a sudden and totally unexpected change in your circumstances – which could require some difficult adjustments at first, but will, in the long run, end in success and good fortune.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Contact with the Sacred

With spectacular visual images, this film reminds us of the necessity of connecting with the sacred in everyday life. It honors the sacred through sensory feelings of connection, with both the vast expanses such as mountain tops and waterfalls, and with the single dandelion sending its seeds into the future. This connection is further enhanced by the peaceful music that accompanies the images, providing a total experience of having touched the sacred.{ read more }

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Today’s DIY: Miniature Fairy Garden House No.5 – Craft DIY Idea – Air Dry Clay Tutorial

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Elephant Journal: Two Buddhist Steps to Cultivate Gentleness toward Yourself.

“There’s nothing more important on our spiritual path than developing gentleness to oneself.”

This key practice translates into gentleness toward others and will result in a more meaningful and fulfilling life that will benefit ourselves and our world.

Read more….

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MNN: Why flowering meadows are better than lawns
Grassy habitats can provide important ‘ecosystem services’ to people, scientists say, as long as they have the right kind of biodiversity.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, in Gemini, points to Mercury and Venus

As darkness falls on May 26, 2020, the moon lies in front of the constellation Gemini the Twins. The lit side of the waxing crescent moon points right at the planets Mercury and Venus. Will you see both planets as shown on our chart above? Maybe.

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: The Magic of Birthday Candles

Birthday candles are quite handy when it comes to spellwork.

Many spells call for chime candles or tea lights, but I’ve found that birthday candles are a better fit for many spells. Here are some of the ways you can use the energy of these special candles in your magic.

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist: Sacred Spirit – Prayer for the Four Directions

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Inner Journey:

LIVE YOUR OWN LIFE

“We don’t always know what makes us happy. We know, instead, what we think SHOULD. We are baffled and confused when our attempts at happiness fail…We are mute when it comes to naming accurately our own preferences, delights, gifts, talents. The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people’s expectations. The tongue of the original self is the language of the heart.”
— Julia Cameron

We are each unique beings with a unique path in life. If we wish to be fulfilled, we need to go to our own hearts for direction. We might regularly ask ourselves:
• “What do I really want to do?”
• “What brings me greatest happiness?”
• “How can I bring more of these into my life?”

Life wants us to go for what brings us most joy and meaning.

“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. …I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.”
— Oriah Mountain Dreamer

“Let me listen to me and not to them.”
— Gertrude Stein

“What you must dare is to be yourself.”
— Dag Hammarskjold

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A Note from the Universe

By surrendering the “cursed hows,”  (as in how your dreams will come true), to life’s magic, you not only free yourself up to imagine your dreams without fear, but you free me up to bring about those dreams much faster (as in double-pronto, zippy).

You lucky salt.

Tallyho,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Taco Soup

“Reminiscent of the very popular dish King Ranch Chicken in the form a soup. With all the same flavors and the convenience of throwing everything into a slow cooker, this will also quickly become a favorite. Top with fried corn tortilla strips, if desired.”

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday 

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
This day is governed by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to rituals involving inspiration, communications, 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
May 27, 2020

Genius
“When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

 
We are so intricately connected with nature. And nature has so much organizing power and so much intelligence that we can tap into! We can harness that energy, we can flow with it and create anything we can imagine. We can work together with nature, for the good of nature, and all of us.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: Justice

A past wrong against you might be set right today. It’s important that you give others a fair chance and don’t automatically discount what they have to say or offer. You don’t need to satisfy everyone but you do need to make the effort to let them have their say and their moment to contribute. Be confident and don’t feel threatened by anything.

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 May 20, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 20, 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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May Events & Holidays

May 22 New Moon at 10:38 am PST/ 11:38 am MST/ 1:38 pm EST

May 25 Memorial Day (USA)

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Then came fair May, the fairest maid on ground,
Decked all with dainties of her season’s pride,
And throwing flowers out of her lap around:
Upon two brethrens’ shoulders she did ride,
The twins of Leda, which on either side
Supported her like to their sovereign Queen.
-Edmund Spenser (1522-99)

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Spirit Library: Reconnecting With the Inner Self

A sacred synergy is occurring within the human collective stimulating our creative and manifestation capacities. As the old continues to fall away many new advancements and developments will emerge within humanity to help us to clarify our choices and the path we are following.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Honey in Magic and Folklore

During the late summer and early fall, honey is a staple crop in many parts of the world. This deliciously sweet and sticky gift from the bee population is considered a health food – it will protect you against allergies if you eat just a teaspoon of locally sourced honey each day – and also has a number of magical properties.

Read more….

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MBG: What Does It Mean If Teeth Fall Out In A Dream & What Can You Do About It?

Those who believe that dreams hold meaning have researched some common dream themes in order to find out what makes them so pervasive. One dream type they’ve looked into? The dream that one’s teeth are falling out or rotting. Yep, it’s not just you who has this one!

Read more…..

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Daily Dream Meaning: Whispering

A sign that the Universe is trying to convey important information to the dreamer, but that the dreamer is either too afraid or too distracted to hear it. The content of the message can be deduced from other symbols in the dream, or from various signs and portents in the dreamer’s waking life.

astrology.com

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Using Pendulums in Your Craft

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Today’s DIY: Lip Scrubs: What Are They, How Are They Made, and When to Use Them

Here’s everything you’ve ever wanted to know about lip scrubs and how they can help keep you lips looking and feeling great.

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Elephant Journal: The Wisdom of No Mistakes: A Buddhist Take on Failure.

Sometimes everything we do seems wrong.
There are days when I make dozens of choices that could have been better.

Read more….

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MNN: Researchers thought these metallic blue bees were extinct — until they saw them in Florida

An extremely rare blue bee has been spotted in Central Florida, a discovery that thrilled researchers who suspected the insect might have become instinct.

Last recorded four years ago, the blue calamintha bee was seen by Florida Museum of Natural History researcher Chase Kimmel in the Lake Wales Ridge region in March.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Find the Keystone in Hercules

Tonight, from mid-northern latitudes, you can easily find the brilliant star Vega in the eastern sky at dusk and nightfall. Vega acts as your guide star to the Keystone – a pattern of four stars in the constellation Hercules.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Shedding Your Cares with Horsehair at the Dark Moon

Witch on Fire is pleased to introduce a guest post today by my dear friend, Epona Petra, an extraordinary Witch, horsewoman, and High Priestess of our coven this year. For some stable magick, Epona offers this spell working for the dark moon, using naturally shed horsehair.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Enya – The Celts (Official 4k video)

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Inner Journey:

Befriend yourself

“Self-contempt never inspires lasting change.”
— Jane R. Hirschmann & Carol H. Munter

The journey to know ourselves ideally brings us to self-understanding and acceptance. It is NOT a quest for self-improvement.

When we open to love and accept ourselves, no matter what, we allow our innate love, power and wisdom to emerge naturally.

“Who you really are is enough.”
— Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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A Note from the Universe

You’re not supposed to be able to see it with your eyes first. It wouldn’t be called “manifesting” if you could.

See it with your mind first.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Waikiki Cornbread

Very moist and sweet cornbread, goes great with soups (especially bean soups)!

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
This day is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to rituals involving inspiration, communications, 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
May 20, 2020

Thinking

“Right living is a way to right thinking.”

-Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972)

 
It all works together. Just like diet and exercise – we need both to stay in shape! How we live and how we think are intricately linked. Are we living the life we want to live; are we thinking the thoughts we want to think? “The good life” to me is living in integrity, in love, in balance. Thinking thoughts that encourage those things helps to strengthen them in our lives. The diet is our thoughts; the exercise is our actions.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

Transformation is eminent. Through Death comes new life, and although there is an ending in sight, it will give you a chance to gain something new: perspective, consciousness, a better or new relationship, etc. Once you accept that all things must experience endings or changes in order for new things to begin, the healing progress can start and you can take the first step on your new journey.

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 September 6, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 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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Our seasons have no fixed returns,
Without our will they come and go;
At noon our sudden summer burns,
Ere sunset all is snow.
-James Russell Lowell (1819-91)

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Spiritual Unite: Twin Flame Astrology Signs – Balance Each Other

Twin Flame astrology signs are an essential part of discovering the challenges, opportunities, and intricacies of your unique partnership.
Astrology is one of the oldest methods of uncovering the secrets of the universe and has been used by almost every culture from every corner of the globe.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/twin-flame-astrology-signs/

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ThoughtCo: All About Incense

For thousands of years, people have used fragrant flowers, plants, and herbs as incense. Using smoke to send prayers out to the gods is one of the oldest known forms of ceremony. From the censers of the Catholic church to the Pagan bonfire rituals, incense is a powerful way to let the intent of mankind be known to the gods and the universe.

https://www.learnreligions.com/pagan-and-wiccan-guide-to-incense-2562154

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Spirit Library: September 2019 Energy Report

We made it through August and its powerful new and full moons but before you heave a sign of relief know that its energy is going to be pivotal in September and through the rest of the year. We’re on the final stretch of 2019, leading us to the important, historic, and rare January 2020 aspects. As I was considering what to write for this energy report, this quote from Robert Frost came to mind,

https://spiritlibrary.com/jennifer-hoffman/september-2019-energy-report

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Today’s Deity: Chinese Gods and Goddesses: Heroes, Legends, and Gossips

Chinese gods and goddesses have changed over the millennia-long period we recognize as the history of China today. Scholars recognize four different types of Chinese gods, but the categories have a considerable overlap:

https://www.thoughtco.com/chinese-gods-and-goddesses-120552

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Pink Color Meaning – The Color Pink
The color pink represents caring, compassion and love. The pink color stands for unconditional love and understanding, and is associated with giving and receiving care. Since pink is a combination of red and white, both colors add a little to its characteristics.

https://www.color-meanings.com/pink-color-meaning-the-color-pink/

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Elephant Journal: The Buddhist Way to Solve Anxiety, Overwhelm & Self-Doubt.

Allow me to light a fire under your butt today.
When I was diagnosed with cancer for the first time (I’ve had it twice—two different kinds), I was living what many people think of as “the dream.”

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/09/the-buddhist-way-to-solve-anxiety-overwhelm-self-doubt-partner/

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Natural Living Ideas: How To Harvest Dandelion Roots & 7 Ways To Use Them

For centuries, dandelion has been embraced by herbalists and natural living enthusiasts to treat everything from liver problems to digestive issues.

Every part of this healing weed is edible – from the blossoms and leaves right down to the oft forgotten roots. However, it’s these deep roots that contain so many of the plant’s health benefits. Not only are they a rich source of vitamins A, B, C and D, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium and zinc; but the bitter substances in these tubers also aid in detoxification and liver stimulation.

https://www.naturallivingideas.com/harvest-use-dandelion-roots/

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MNN: North Carolina’s wild horses will ride out the hurricane ‘butts to the wind’

As Hurricane Dorian heads up the East Coast, animal lovers have expressed concern about the wild horses that make their home along the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
The horses won’t be evacuated; they’ll ride out the storm using a method they’ve used for centuries. The horses will huddle together “butts to the wind,” bracing themselves against the weather.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/north-carolina-wild-horses-will-face-hurricane-butts-wind

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EarthSky News: Moon near Saturn on September 7 and 8

Look for the planet Saturn in the vicinity of the moon as darkness falls on September 7 and 8, 2019. Saturn is actually a bit brighter than a 1st-magnitude star, but this world still might be hard to see in the moon’s glare. If so, try placing your finger over the obtrusive waxing gibbous moon for a better view of Saturn, the most distant world that you can easily see with the eye alone.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-near-saturn-on-september-7-and-8

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Patheos-Pagan:  When Magick Is Not The Answer

There are times when magick is not the answer. Yes. I know some of you are gasping and shaking your heads. However, I learned this lesson years ago. Experience tells me if the heart or mind are conflicted, the spell isn’t going to work or at least not in the way you think it should.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/3pagansandacat/2019/09/when-magick-is-not-the-answer/

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Inner Journey:

MAKE FRIENDS WITH TIME

“We race to win, but at what price? Driven by the threat of time, we wonder why we feel so empty at the end of action-filled days.”
— Diana Hunt

Do you fly through each day with your eyes always on the clock? In western cultures, we’ve been taught that we need to impose our own order on life. As a result, we think we need to control every aspect of our day.

How might you enter into a new relationship with time? How might you take back the power you’ve given to the clock?

This is the time of your life. How are you spending it?

“When busyness is the measure of time, no matter how much time exists it is never enough.”
— Diana Hunt

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A Note from the Universe

Birds only know their “is-ness,” trees only know their “is-ness,” and planets only know their “is-ness.”

That’s their only “business.”

Let it be yours.

Knock, knock?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Air Fryer Acorn Squash Fries

I love acorn squash for its nutty flavour, lovely texture, and high fiber/vitamin content. They’re especially awesome when turned into fries. Here, I’ve used my air fryer to make them quickly. If you’d rather make them in your oven, place them on a baking sheet and follow these same directions, but cooking for a total of 40 minutes.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Air-Fryer-Acorn-Squash-Fries.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 6, 2019

Teachers

“An understanding heart is everything in a teacher… One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”
-Carl G. Jung (1875-1961)

We have teachers all throughout our lives. I can remember just a handful of the ones I had while I was in school, and that is because I knew that they cared about me. As an adult, I studied at The Healing Arts Center, and my teacher there was Louise Taylor. I am so grateful to Louise for sharing so much of her knowledge and wisdom with me. And she taught me, and all of her students, by example as much as by her classes. Louise is a wonderful, caring, compassionate mother, friend, and businesswoman. She radiates integrity, creativity and love. Those are qualities of a good teacher!

-Lissa Coffey

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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 May 3, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 3, 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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Where shall we keep the holiday,
And duly greet the entering May?
–From “May-Day,” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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MBG: These Essential Oils Will Make You Fall Asleep Faster – And Help You Stay Asleep All Night Long

Is there anything worse than insomnia? Whether it’s chronic or situational depending on stress levels, there’s nothing worse than lying awake all night with your mind racing, wondering if you’ll ever get to sleep as the minutes tick by. Trust me, I’ve been there, and it’s the worst. Enter a fix I never saw coming but am so, so glad I found: A co-worker handed me essential oils, and my sleep (and life) has never been the same.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/essential-oils-for-sleep

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Spiritual Unite: 6 Signs Of An Enlightened Person

Spotting the signs of an enlightened person can be hard.

There is no rulebook, no style guide, no instruction manual for enlightenment – so; unfortunately, the enlightened don’t come with a handy product description.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/signs-of-an-enlightened-person/

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Tetraktys: Stoicism Might Help You in Your Spiritual Journey. Here’s How.
Stoicism Might Help You in Your Spiritual Journey. Here’s How. Yes, I’m going to write about Stoicism. Why? Well, it is often said that the difference between philosophy and religion is that religion gives you answers through faith while…

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/stoicism-might-help-you-in-your-spiritual-journey-heres-how/

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EarthSky News: Halley’s Comet’s 2 meteor showers

It’s because comets like Halley are so crumbly that we see annual meteor showers. One shower spawned by this comet is going on now. Another is visible in October.

http://earthsky.org/space/comet-halley-parent-of-2-meteor-showers

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Patheos-Pagan: Shifting Perspectives With The Hanged Man

Over the years I’ve picked up many different techniques of interpretation with tarot readings in my tarot practice. I’ve developed a method that mixes traditional interpretations with unconventional methods, intuition, and psychic ability. Each tarot card can mean many different things and the traditional meanings have evolved and shifted several times over its history.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/matauryn/2018/05/02/shifting-perspectives-with-the-hanged-man/

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Inner Journey: 
PURPOSE BRINGS JOY

“Our purpose is hidden in our joy, our inspiration, our excitement. As we act on what shows up in our life our purpose shows up.”
— James King

For many of us, our joy is truly activated when we get a bigger picture of who we are and why we are here.

Most of us need to enlarge our self-concept. We may see ourselves as a bag of bones but, in truth, we are eternal, multi-faceted and multi-dimensional spiritual beings having a human experience. It’s time to think of ourselves as much larger and grander than just a physical and emotional being confined in a body.

“There is no more important step you can take than to define your life’s purpose. It develops your sense of belonging to our universe.”
— Arnold Patent

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

No need to regret or even think twice about a single silly (or worse) thing you’ve ever thought, said, or done,  because all of it will one day be used to your great advantage, if it hasn’t been already.

How’s that for putting “U” in Universe?

Hubba, hubba –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fresh Stir-Fry Melange

A medley of sweet peppers and other vegetables. It pairs wonderfully with rice as a quick weeknight dinner.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Fresh-Stir-Fry-Melange-Recipe.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
May 3, 2018

Friendship

“However deep our devotion may be to parents, or to children, it is our contemporaries alone with whom understanding is instinctive and entire.” -Vera Britain, Testament of Youth (1933)

Some people say that we can’t choose our parents or our children, but we can choose our friends. I don’t know if that is entirely true. I think there is some reason we have the family that we have, either by divine agreement or for learning purposes. I also think that our friends are our friends for a reason, too. We’re making choices all the time, and our friends are making choices, too. And somehow, those choices brought us together. And because we are brought together, we grow. We experience more of what life is about. Understanding is huge! To find a friend who truly understands is a magnificent gift.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Buddhist Teachings All People Can Practice

As Westerners have become increasingly interested in meditation and mindfulness practices, they have become more and more interested in the religions that are most often associated with meditation and mindfulness. Eastern spirituality has received unexpected attention from people who want to lower stress levels and learn to keep themselves in the present moment. Yoga classes have exploded and being or feeling zen has become accepted vernacular.

 http://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/buddhism/5-buddhist-teachings-all-people-can-practice.aspx#1hGRMeOjbfsGWdu6.99

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