Cat’s Morning Bits for August 30, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August  30, 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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Bright, bright, restless bright, through the sunburnt meads,
Wavers the butterfly;
Ever across its path a pilot invisible leads
A sylphid fleet of the thistle’s light and feathery seeds,-
And August passeth by.
-Edith Matilda Thomas (1854-1925)

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Spiritual Unite: Itchy Feet Superstition – Know Your Left From Your Right

Itchy feet superstition has been rife throughout history.
Many cultures have superstitious beliefs about what an itchy foot means for you and your future.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/itchy-feet-superstition/

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ThoughtCo: Ritual to Kick a Bad Habit

Often, when people have problems in their lives, they turn to magic for assistance. A common request is that of how to use magic to get rid of a bad habit. Now, this is one of those circumstances where the magical absolutely must work in tandem with the mundane. You can do all the rituals you want to quit smoking,

https://www.learnreligions.com/ritual-to-kick-a-bad-habit-2562856

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Black Color Meaning – The Color Black
Black is a color that is often used to portray something evil, depressing, scary and even death in the Western civilization. The black color meaning is often negatively charged, as in “blackmail”, “blacklist” and “black hole” etc

Black Color Meaning – The Color Black

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Elephant Journal: Fall Seasonal Stress: 9 things to Reach For instead of that Pumpkin Spice Latte.

In less than a month, the official first day of fall will be upon us.
Families everywhere are bracing for the start of a new school year and all it entails.
Back to school shopping, supply lists, first day jitters, and figuring out the complicated pick-up and drop-offs, homework procedures, and bus stop, daycare, and sports schedules that every new autumn brings is enough to send anyone into a downward spiral of pumpkin spice lattes, comfy lounge pants, and Netflix binging.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/got-stress-9-easy-ways-to-find-inspiration-today/

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MNN: Watch a caterpillar become a butterfly

Butterflies are some of the most spectacular and beautiful creatures on our planet. There’s nothing quite like seeing the vibrant color of their wings floating in a clear blue sky.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/videos/caterpillar-become-butterfly-metamorphosis-watch

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EarthSky News: Watch for a young moon after sunset

The hunt for a young moon – a thin crescent moon visible in the west after sunset – has become a favorite activity for many of EarthSky’s moon-watching fans. Although the new moon came to pass on August 30, 2019, we’re expecting a number of people around the world to catch the whisker-thin waxing crescent after sunset August 31. If you miss the exceedingly slender young moon at dusk on August 31, give it another try on September 1, 2 or 3. Look west, shortly after sunset.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/hunt-for-a-young-moon-after-sunset

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Patheos-Pagan:  Solitary Witch: Living, Being, Doing

From the beginning of my spiritual journey in the Craft, I’ve been a Solitary Witch. Living, being, and doing witchcraft on my own feels right to me. Why? Independence is a major factor. I’m responsible for my spiritual and magickal journey.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/3pagansandacat/2019/08/solitary-witch-living-being-doing/

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Inner Journey:

Willingness to change

“At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.”
— Thich Nhat Hahn

How are you feeling in this moment? If you are not feeling great, are you willing to make the effort right now to shift your focus so you feel better? Finding something to appreciate will do it.

If you are not willing, that’s okay. Don’t judge yourself. Just be aware that you are choosing to stay where you are.

“Choice of attention… is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.”
— W.H. Auden

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Wild, huh how the entirety of living deliberately can be summed up in just three words?

Thoughts become things.

Of course, beliefs are important too, but your thoughts can change what you believe.

And words are important, they’re your thoughts that will become things the soonest.

And taking action is absolutely critical, because it alone connects the dots.
Spread the word,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Almond Muffins

School is just around the corner for the kids. I’m trying to whip up more food options for breakfast. These muffins could also be served as a snack or a dessert. You can serve these muffins refrigerated or warmed.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Strawberry-Almond-Muffins.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, Palmarosa, 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
August 30, 2019

Leisure

“Leisure, some degree of it, is necessary to the health of every man’s spirit.”

-Harriet Martineau, Society in America (1837)

A woman said this, so we can assume that she naturally meant every man and woman’s spirit! And this is so true. We care for the health of our body by eating right and exercising. We care for our mental health by learning new things and solving problems. The best way to care for the health of our spirit is to enjoy some time at leisure, doing what we love to do. It’s refreshing and invigorating!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

Be calm, proactive, and don’t exhaust yourself with endless fear. Any number of things might backfire or go wrong today, just like any other day, and there is little if anything extraordinary to be fearful about now. Your basic sense of insecurity may be higher than normal today, but this will pass soon. Take heart and be your normal brave self.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 12, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 12, 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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Summertime
And the living is easy
Fish are jumpin’
And the cotton is high.
-DuBose Heyward (1885-1940)

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Spiritual Unite: Buddhist Stages Of Death – Understanding Stages Will Give You Peace

The Buddhist Stages of Death describe the process of dying. Specifically, they describe how consciousness separates from the physical body during death.
By being conscious of the stages, you can gain comfort in your final moments

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/buddhist-stages-of-death/

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ThoughtCo: Mabon History: The Second Harvest 

Two days a year, the Northern and Southern hemispheres receive the same amount of sunlight. Not only that, each receives the same amount of light as they do dark—this is because the earth is tilted at a right angle to the sun, and the sun is directly over the equator. In Latin, the word equinox translates to “equal night.”

https://www.learnreligions.com/mabon-history-the-second-harvest-2562060

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MBG: Your Weekly Horoscope Calls For LOTS Of Fun, Play & Celebration

This week is all about stepping out into the spotlight and embracing every side of your personality, according to the AstroTwins.
On Tuesday, the Sun and Venus will meet up in Leo to push us out of our shells.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/horoscope-for-august-12-18-2019-from-astrotwins

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Daily Good: Bronnie Ware: Living Without Regrets

“Bronnie Ware is an author and speaker whose bestselling book, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, is based on her time as a palliative care worker. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Bronnie outlines these five major life regrets with Tami Simon and discusses the experiences in end-of-life care that inspired them. Bronnie explains how most regrets arise from a lack of courage and why people are willing to share so openly during their last days. Tami and Bronnie speak on the healing power of sharing our most vulnerable selves, even if it’s in a letter that we never send. Finally, they talk about maintaining trust in the flow of life and why happiness is ultimately a choice.”

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2372/bronnie-ware-living-without-regrets-tami-simon/

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Elephant Journal: Why Saving the Butterflies is just as Important as the Bees.

Seeing a Monarch used to be quite common, but now, they are in trouble.
Their numbers are declining rapidly. In fact, their numbers have decreased by 90 percent in just 20 years. In California, in just one year, their numbers dropped 86 percent.
These butterflies are marvelous creatures. They are the only insect that migrates to a warmer climate. In fact, National Geographic says, “it’s one of the greatest natural events on Earth.”

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/saving-monarchs-one-milkweed-plant-at-a-time/

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MNN: Why you should add some Kaizen to your life

Achieving big goals can be daunting. Whether it’s self-improvement or learning a new skill, overly ambitious ideas can leave you feeling like it’s not even worth starting.
But what if you could make a major change by taking minor steps? It turns out that striving to do just a little each day is an excellent way to get a lot done.

https://www.mnn.com/money/sustainable-business-practices/stories/kaizen-japanese-practice-continuous-improvement

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EarthSky News: Perseids about to peak!

When is the peak of the Perseid meteor shower in 2019? The most meteors are most likely to fall in the predawn hours on August 13, yet under the light of a bright waxing gibbous moon. The mornings of August 11 and 12 are surely worth trying, too, especially as there will be more moon-free viewing time on these mornings

https://earthsky.org/tonight/peak-night-for-the-perseid-meteor-shower

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Patheos-Pagan: A Beautiful Sacrifice

Many Pagans and polytheists have an uneasy relationship with sacrifice.
Many of us come to this path through Wicca, where “The Charge of the Goddess” – the closest thing there is to scripture in the modern Pagan world –

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2019/08/a-beautiful-sacrifice.html

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Inner Journey:

WHAT ARE YOU LACKING?

“Money cannot fill an empty soul.”
— Julia Cameron & Mark Bryan

Where in your life are you experiencing lack?

Are you experiencing a lack of self esteem? Of humour? Of energy? Of love? Of money and abundance? Whatever you believe you are missing, it is there to be claimed.

The first step starts with shifting your perspective. See the glass as half full rather than half empty. Focus on accepting and appreciating what you DO have, and more will be attracted to you.

“Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present — love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure — the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.”
— Sarah Ban Breathnach

higherawareness.com
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Today’s Deity: Tuatha De Danann

The Tuatha Dé Danann (“People of the Goddess Danu”) were one of the mythical races who settled in Ireland before the arrival of the Milesians, the ancestors of modern Gaels. The Dananns were descendants of the goddess Danu. Her son Dagda was their most powerful leader of the Dananns.
The Tuatha Dé Dananns were a race of deities as well as race of heroes. They were skilled in art and science, poetry and magic.

https://www.timelessmyths.com/celtic/danann.html

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A Note from the Universe

Arguing and getting angry never works.
Understanding and loving, always works.
Of course, the work at hand, Cat, is your own happiness.
Another day on the J.O.B. –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Refreshing Watermelon Salad

This unique mix of watermelon, basil, cucumbers and ketchup (!) makes a great, refreshing salad!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Refreshing-Watermelon-Salad.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, Reconciliations, 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
August 12, 2019

Ideas

“Every new idea has something of the pain and peril of childbirth about it.”

-Samuel Butler (1835-1902)

It seems like ideas are a dime a dozen, there are so many of them out there. But the real value comes from the execution of those ideas! Ah! How many times have we seen some invention or some new contraption and said: “I thought of that!” Yes, and someone else did, too- and the difference is that someone took that idea and ran with it, and made it a reality. It’s easy and fun to sit around and brainstorm. The “pain and peril” comes from the work that is involved in developing the idea into something that is viable, something that is tangible.

-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 posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 14, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 14, 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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March is a boisterous fellow,
And undeterred by fear,
With many pranks proclaims himself
The tomboy of the year!
-The 1931 Old Farmer’s Almanac

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Spirit Library: Benefit from Energy Openings – Reset Your Energy This Week

The turmoil of living now can be intense and chaotic. A key thing to keep in mind, especially now, is how quickly energies can shift. Sometimes the shift provides an opening to change the status quo. We’re sitting in one of those openings this week. Continue reading for tips on how to benefit from this opening and reset your energy.

https://spiritlibrary.com/selacia/benefit-from-energy-openings-reset-your-energy-this-week

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MBG: A Sign-By-Sign Guide To Breezing Through This Mercury Retrograde

It’s Mercury retrograde time again—for the first time in 2019. Three or four times a year, Mercury passes the earth in its orbit. As it rounds the bend, Mercury slows down and appears to stop (station) and spin backward (retrograde). Of course, it really ISN’T moving backward, but much like two trains or cars passing each other, this creates the optical illusion that one (Mercury, in this case) is going backward.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-handle-mercury-retrograde-in-pisces-by-sign

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MNN: Painted lady butterflies fill the skies over southern California

Painted lady butterflies are arriving in droves in southern California as they make their annual migration northward, and their arrival is a delight to many.

It’s also a reassuring sight to scientists who worried that the migration would be sparse this year. They have desert rains to thank for the surprising population boom.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/painted-lady-butterflies-fill-skies-southern-california

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EarthSky News: Moon and Winter Circle March 13-15

These next several evenings – March 13, 14 and 15, 2019, the waxing moon is moving inside the Winter Circle, sometimes called the Winter Hexagon. It’s a large circular (hexagonal) star asterism – not one of the 88 official constellations, but just a noticeable pattern of stars – consisting of six 1st-magnitude stars in six separate constellations:

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-points-the-way-to-the-winter-circle

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Patheos-Pagan: A Wonderful Devotional to the Earth: Early Spring Garden Goals and Tips

The first rule of Plant Club is: you talk about Plant Club. The second rule of Plant Club is: you talk A LOT about Plant Club. Pagans like green things, but just because you love the horned god doesn’t make you good at helping flowers get it on. As this gardening season marches on (pun intended) I’m going to be letting you all in on some of the tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years, as a horticulturalist, organic farm manager, and urban farmer. Demeter and Gerda agree with me, this gardening thing is a good plan for pagans

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/dandelionlady/2019/03/a-wonderful-devotional-to-the-earth-early-spring-garden-goals-and-tips.html

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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

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Actually, the only effective way of changing another person is by changing yourself.

Works every time, guaranteed

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Edible Pots of Gold

This a super simple recipe for St. Patrick’s Day that is kid-friendly. These little pots of gold are made with peanut butter cups, but you can also use mini chocolate cupcakes or Rolo candies. Topped with a bit of frosting and edible gold glitter, these make great dessert toppers, or can be eaten as is.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Edible-Pots-of-Gold.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
March 14, 2019 

Energy

“Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.

-Sarah Bernhardt (1966)

Energy is one of those things that seems to be contagious! Have you ever noticed how a low-energy meeting gets revved up when someone comes up with a great idea? We feed off each others’ energy all the time! How great is it to be the one who can light up a room?! Let’s do what we can to lift the energy around us every day – it could be as simple as sharing a smile.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Tetraktys: Witchcraft Troubleshooting: 5 Reasons Why Your Spell Failed

If, like me, you work according to the moon phases, you will easily know if a spell failed. If you set your intentions at the New Moon and release your expectations at the Full Moon, all your spellwork should run smoothly. However, if, when you reach the next New Moon, things have not improved, then something must have gone wrong. You will probably ask yourself “Why did it fail?” The truth is, even if you perform a spell perfectly, sometimes, the results won’t come. In this post, you will learn the 5 most common reasons of spell failures. I will also show you how to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/witchcraft-troubleshooting-spell-failed/

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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 October 11, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 11, 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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O suns and skies and flowers of June,
Count all your boasts together,
Love loveth best of all the year
October’s bright blue weather.
-Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-85)

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MBG: Mushroom extract may help save bees

Over the past decade, beekeepers have experienced dramatic colony losses, with average bee losses of more than 30 percent. Causes range from pollution to habitat loss to viruses transmitted by parasites.

It’s on the last of those causes that research may have found a sliver of hope. Scientists may have discovered a way to combat the viruses, and all it took was some mushrooms and the dreams of a one-time long-haired hippie.

Read more…………….

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Daily Good: The Dinner Party

Loss is part of life for all of us, but the tendency in our time is to carry that burden alone. Lennon Flowers had lost her own mother to cancer and was carrying that burden alone when her friend and colleague Carla Hernandez reached out to her. Carla invited Lennon over to share dinner with other friends who’d lost a loved one, and the Dinner Party was born. Today, there are thousands of Dinner Partiers active at over 200 tables in over 90 cities and towns worldwide.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2110/the-dinner-party-lennon-flowers/

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Elephant Journal: A Guide to Raw, Wholehearted, Unapologetic Living.

Vulnerability.
Such a scary word.
It’s defined as the state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

For me, vulnerability means trusting a person with the rawest places of yourself—and not knowing how they will handle those places. It’s sharing your story without knowing the outcome.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/a-guide-to-raw-wholehearted-unapologetic-living/

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ThoughtCo. : Sacred Places to Visit in the United States

The British Isles and Europe don’t have a monopoly on sacred places. There are a number of sites in the United States that are places of magical energy and power. Here are ten amazing places in the U.S. that draw natural energy from the earth.

https://www.thoughtco.com/sacred-places-in-the-united-states-2562651

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EarthSky News: Watch for false dawn or dusk

The September equinox came on September 23, 2018 (or September 22 for us in the Americas), and the moon is new on October 9. That combination makes these next few weeks ideal for seeing the zodiacal light, also known as the false dawn. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, look east, about an hour before the light of true dawn.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/zodiacal-light-false-dawn-for-the-next-two-weeks

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Patheos-Pagan: Magical herbs, plants and foods for protection

I was recently asked about the best herbs to use for protection. My answer to any question along the lines of ‘what herbs are best to use’ is to go with your intuition. Trust it. What works for some might not work so well for others. There are of course some ‘standard’ (for want of a better word) herbs that can be used for the magical purpose of protection but I wholeheartedly believe that it will work better if you choose it based on your own gut instinct.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2018/10/herbs-food-protection/

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Inner Journey: 

DAILY FORGIVENESS

“As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind.”
— Isabelle Holland

We cannot avoid daily resentment and thoughts of guilt. They are a part of human nature. What we can do is release their grip on us. We can forgive others and ourselves daily.

Forgiveness requires nothing in return. There are no conditions. It gets rid of old baggage and clears up unfinished business. It leads us to a life of authenticity, lightness and directness. Forgiveness is the highest form of letting go of resentment and ego.

True forgiveness is more than an apology, understanding and acceptance. There is an element of recreating and re-imagining. There is a need to envision ourselves as more loving, interdependent, courageous and compassionate. Forgiveness requires honouring the sacred journey of learning about life – our life and others’.

“Whatever we have done, we can always make amends for it without ever looking back in guilt or sorrow.”
— Eknath Easwaran

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The main thing those who’ve “passed” would like to tell those who’ve not “passed,”  is that once you get over the shock of having safely arrived—completely intact, cool as ever, and bathed in love—what you’ll miss most about Earth, after ice cream, is the beguiling romance of uncertainty.

Oh yes you will.

You really do have it made,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pickled Squash

Many kinds of squash can be preserved by pickling.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf/Recipes/Vegetables/Pickled-Squash-Recipes.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
October 11, 2018

Prayer

“Time spent on the knees in prayer will do more to remedy heart strain and nerve worry than anything else.”

-George David Stewart

Long before Prozac, there was prayer. Can you see the prescription now? “Pray two prayers, twice a day until symptoms subside. Then continue the treatment over the course of a lifetime to prevent symptoms from recurring.” Prayer is a remedy. We can turn our burdens over to God and feel the weight drop from our shoulders. Why do we feel the need to carry around all that heaviness? Pray. And then pray some more. And then keep praying. And feel the lightness return.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Butterflies Are Spiritual Messengers
If you see these creatures often, they might be telling you something.
Butterflies are more than just beautiful creatures. They come to remind you about the power of transformation, and that you need to go through a personal growth in life. If you are repeatedly seeing butterflies, it may be a sign that you need to change or release some thoughts or feelings that are holding you back.

Read more……………..

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 27, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 27, 2018

Good Morning!

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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Sunshine trying hard awhile
On the bare brown fields to smile;
Frozen ruts and slippery walks;
Gray old crops of last year’s stalks.
Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813-90

almanac.com

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Mind Body Green: How To Take Your Meditation Outdoors

It wasn’t until late in my life that I realized the power and influence of meditative movement on cultivating a healthy mindset. Perhaps it was just ignorance, or maybe I just was not ready. The prevailing philosophy, which works for many, is to sit down and meditate. As a self-classified Type A personality, calming my mind and focus has never come very easily, so adjusting to the silence and physical inactivity required for meditation proved ineffective.

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Beliefnet: 6 Powerful Forgiveness Tips

Science is backing up the power of forgiveness. Researchers have found when we forgive anxiety is reduced, the immune system is stronger, and there was an increase of energy. The Stanford University Forgiveness Project found that people who practice forgiveness for minor offenses saw a boost in their cardiovascular health. It’s not easy to forgive, even though we know it’s for our own good. Experts say we need to practice forgiveness to master the challenge. Try these six ideas.
Read more………………….

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Spiritual Unite: These Are The Five Best Crystals For Empaths

Best crystals for empaths: As empaths, we need tools in our arsenal to deal with the extreme emotional fluctuations and invasions. We fight on a daily basis and one vital part of that arsenal is crystal healing. Best Crystals For Empaths But what are the best crystals for empaths? We’re going to do a rundown of the best crystals for

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A Bountiful Moment

I would rather attempt to do something great and fail than attempt to do nothing and succeed.  ~Robert H. Schuller

Daily Thought: Getting caught in the mediocrity of life is easy. There is no effort or reward to just waking and living and allowing the day to drive your actions and reactions. Personal well-being occurs when you have set goals and become determined to achieve what you believe to be your right course. Maintain your actions by remembering that your goals are important to achieve. That by you getting better everyone and everything around you will grow too.

Daily Practice: Recommit to the goals you have set and begun to achieve. Do not allow a moment of pause or distraction from others to derail what it is you have thought about, planned for, and begun to act on. Stay focused. Re-evaluate, re-establish, and re-commit. What do you need to do next to maintain the forward momentum that you have already started?

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Tonight and tomorrow  Moon and the Lion

Seen from around the world on March 27 and 28, 2018, the moon is moving through the constellation Leo the Lion, past the bright star Regulus, the Lion’s Heart. Read more…………………..

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Patheos-Pagan:  The Fool tells us to “Just Believe” 

Do you feel like giving up? Do you feel like you have bad mojo? Tarot Cards can give so much insight. Read on how the Fool card coupled with a little power of believing can change your life  Read more…………………

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Inner Journey: Questions That Aren’t Helpful

“We accept many notions because they seem to be the logical answers to our questions. But have we asked the right questions?”
— Harold L. Klawans

Sometimes we ask questions for which we really don’t want the answer! Nonetheless, when we ask a question, our subconscious minds will get to work to answer us.

Here are some examples of questions we want to avoid:
•What’s wrong with me?
•How long could this take?
•What could go wrong?
•How much trouble could it be?
•How hard could it be?

Asking questions can be empowering – as long as they’re smart questions!

“The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.”
— Anthony Jay

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What if you first got to decide how you’d like to feel – happy or sad, hurt or mad, approving or jealous – and then I had to go out and rearrange all the people and circumstances of your life to make it so?

You’d like that, huh?

You’d choose happy, eh?

Done.

Yeah, ‘mon,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Baked Crispy Tofu

This is a 3 ingredient recipe. It is a healthier alternative to frying tofu while still achieving the nice crispy texture!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Baked-Crispy-Tofu.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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MNN: ‘Sex, Lies and Butterflies’: Documentary takes a high-def look at these extraordinary insects

They’re beautiful, they’re delicate, they’re imperiled. But butterflies are also highly sophisticated, tough and not above using deception and warfare to get ahead in this world.

Nearly 20,000 species of butterflies exist around the Earth, and with 50 million years of evolution under their belts, the diversity is simply jaw-dropping. So, it’s no wonder that PBS Nature is taking a very close look at the lives of these extraordinary insects.

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! Visit Our Store

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