Cat’s Morning Bits for May 26, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 26, 2022

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 Quotes

“In the marvelous month of May
when all the buds were bursting,
then in my heart did
love arise.
In the marvelous month of May
when all the birds were singing,
then did I reveal to her
my yearning and longing.”

Henirich Heine

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Spirit Library: The Gifts of Being an Empath
Dr. Judith Orloff


The empath’s journey is the adventure of a lifetime. Sensitive people have much to be grateful for. You are able to experience exquisite passion and joy. You can perceive the big picture on a deep level. You are attuned to the beauty, poetry, and energy of life, and your compassion gives you the capacity to help others

Read more….

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My DREAM Fairy Garden Makeover (Alwyn Oak)

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Spiritual Unite: TINGLING ON TOP OF HEAD: WHAT IS THE SPIRITUAL MEANING?

We all experience a weird sensation every now and again. To the spiritually uninitiated, these feelings have no meaning at all – just accidents of physiology.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Celebrating Litha, the Summer Solstice
The Midsummer Sabbat: Celebrate the Power of the Sun!

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 20, 2019


The gardens are blooming, and summer is in full swing. Fire up the barbeque, turn on the sprinkler, and enjoy the celebrations of Midsummer!

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Potion Crafting | The Art of Making Herbal Syrups | A Simple Way to Add Witchcraft to Your Everyday (The Green Witch)

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Blind and Deaf Puppy Gleefully Explores the World
She lost the genetic lottery but is happy about everything in life.

A little ball of fluff goes careening around my backyard, deftly avoiding trees and fences. She gleefully does zoomies and then stops to roll in the grass.

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: What’s in a Belly?
Your Authentic Voice
by Lisa Sarasohn

When you’re speaking your gut truth, you’re practicing the ancient art of ventriloquy. “Ventriloquy” means, literally, speaking from your belly, voicing the language of your venter: ventri-loquy. Venter is a word of Latin derivation meaning “belly,” “womb,” and “woman as birth-giver.”

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Spirit of Albion – Damh the Bard

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Inner Journey:

KNOW YOURSELF

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

STOP AND PAY ATTENTION! Set an intention to be more aware. Become a watcher, of yourself and what’s around you. Develop the witness, the part of you that can step back from life and impartially observe how you react and think and feel. We learn so much about who we are!

“Knowing others is wisdom; knowing the self is enlightenment.”
— Tao Te Ching

“The true profession of man is to find his way to himself.”
— Hermann Hesse

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Don’t you see?

Those things that haven’t yet worked out in your life, are anomalies.

And those things that have worked out create your constantly ascending new normal.

This is called a trend.

Onward and upward,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sangria Recipes
Made of sweetened wine packed with fresh fruit and sometimes spiked with liquor, sangria is a colorful and refreshing drink for summer parties.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
May 26, 2022

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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Daily Tarot: The Star

Despite any confusion of the day, you’ll be the calm and serene center of any activities. Your calmness will be contagious, too, so look forward to being surrounded by people who want to cooperate with you and be helpful before being directly asked. Take your calm state of mind into the evening, rest well, and see how much you can take with you into tomorrow.

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 25, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 25, 2022

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 Quotes

“sultry evening
the curtain sways slightly
scent of gardenia “

Victor Gendrano 3

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Pioneer Thinking: A Mouthful of Blossoms – A List of Edible Flowers & Herbs

Spruce up your salads or meals with edible flowers, not only will it add interesting flavors but it will also add a beautiful range of color. Here’s a list of common everyday flowers to add to your meal.

Read more….

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5 signs you are a Green Witch for the Wondering Witch || What kind of Witch are You?

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Spirituality & Health: How to Be a Better Friend—the Buddhist Way

BY VICTOR PARACHIN

The Buddha provides instruction on good friends to have—the helper, the one who endures in good times and bad, the mentor, and the compassionate friend—and how to be a better one yourself.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Spirits of Land and Place

By Patti Wigington
Updated on April 26, 2019


Many Pagans work with spirits – often, this is focused on ancestral spirits, or even spirit guides. Typically, these types of spirits are rooted in our belief that each human being has a soul or spirit that lives on long after their physical body has left.

Read more….

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MBG: Banishments & Bale-Fires

Kihe

Upon the heights of the old, green hill
I met with a sight that intended to thrill
And then jumped in the man at the till:
“A penny per child’s not enough!”

A lady I met spoke some wisdom to me
And I dallied a while in her glad company
And still there’s a barker demanding his fee:
Didn’t Congress just outlaw this stuff?

And then rose the banners, the placards by scores
To challenge the “masses”, the dweebs and the bores
But they laughed it all off as more fuel for their wars:
And the marchers all left in a huff.

“Let those who would banish” is a mighty fine cry
But where are the stalwarts that do other than sigh
And who will shout down from the hillocks on high:
And let none of this be a rebuff!

Read more….

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Protection Magick

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Sprawling Ancient Forest Discovered in Remote China Sinkhole
Researchers studying the “lost world” say it may be home to undiscovered species.

Like something straight out of the imagination of Jules Verne, a team of Chinese scientists has uncovered a potential “lost world” at the bottom of a massive sinkhole.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: EarthSky’s meteor shower guide: Next up, summer meteors

May 9, 2022
Meteor shower alert! Beginning in late July and through mid-August, the Delta Aquariids and Perseids combine to put on a show. In 2022, try the moon-free mornings in late July and early August, as full moon falls at the Perseids’ peak around August 12.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Hoodoo How We Do: Underwear Spells

Underwear spells … yes, you read that right, this post is about spells using underwear and other items of clothing. In lots of ways Hoodoo and Conjure workings are about resourcefulness, and making magick with the items you have at hand.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Perfect AIR – Slow Shaman Drum & Wind Chimes – Heart Chakra Balancing Mediation – Tantra Music

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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

Courageous is the soul. who adventures into time and space to learn of their divinity. For while they cannot lose, they can think they have, and the loss will seem intolerable. And while they cannot fail, they can think they have, and the pain will seem unbearable. And while they cannot ever be less than they truly are—powerful, eternal, and loved—they can think they are, and all hope will seem lost.

And therein lies their test. A test of perceptions: of what to focus on, of what to believe in, in spite of appearances.

YOU are divine –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Camping Recipes
Get top-rated camping recipes, whether you’re campfire cooking or using a camp stove. We have easy camping meal ideas, including campfire foil packet dinners, camping breakfasts, vegan camping recipes, and more. And don’t forget the campfire classics like s’mores, hobo pies, and campfire apples.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

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

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

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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Daily Wisdom
May 25, 2022

Friendship
“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”

-Anais Nin


Have you ever noticed that some new friends you don’t just “meet,” but you “recognize?” It’s as if we can see ourselves in that person. Maybe it’s chemistry, feeling that connection of oneness – or maybe it’s memory of a past life together or something. Whatever the reason, the discovery of this new friendship often leads to great things. Find out just why you were brought together. There are no coincidences!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

Say goodbye to some old useless habit and welcome the chance to develop a new habit that will serve you better and take you further. The Death card is not so much the end of anything as it is the shutting off of some automatic pilot switch and getting you back out under your own power again. Be strong. You can more fully embrace this change in the near future.

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 24, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 24, 2022

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 Quotes

“The early bees are assaulting and fumbling the flowers:
They call it ‘easing the Spring.’ “

Henry Reed, Lessons of the War

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Spirit Library: Time for a Change
Cheryl Richardson


Summer has arrived in spring and it’s expected to soar past ninety degrees again today. As I walked around the newly planted deck garden this morning, I looked for signs of life after yesterday’s heat. The bright yellow dahlias were still standing tall, their round faces beaming like happy little suns.

Read more….

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Stregheria, Stregoneria, and Benedicaria – What’s the difference?

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Spirituality & Health: 20 Affirmations for Mercury in Retrograde

BY SHANNON KAISER

Until June 3, Mercury will appear in retrograde. This is not the time to take action or move ahead. Instead, it is a cosmic cleaning.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Wicca, Witchcraft or Paganism?

By Patti Wigington

Updated on January 12, 2020

As you study and learn more about magical living and modern Paganism, you’re going to see the words witch, Wiccan, and Pagan pretty regularly, but they’re not all the same.

Read more….

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MBG: Energy Reading May 24–30, 2022: We’re Tapping Into Motivation & Excitement This Week

Each week, join author and energy healer Natasha Levinger as she reads the communal energy to predict what’s in store for us in the days ahead.


Well, y’all, we’re in the last week of Mercury retrograde, and even though I’m not an astrologer, when I feel into the energy this week, I can sense the stickiness that comes with this astrological cycle

Read more….

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5 Things That Can Make You A Better Witch – speed painting – Magical Crafting

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Artist’s Botanical Bas Reliefs Immortalize Beauty of Plants
These cast artworks highlight the ephemerality of nature.

For centuries, botanists have attempted to document the complexities of plant life by drawing realistic representations of them. This practice has changed a bit with the advent of photography, but other traditional methods, such as nature printing—which involves making images of plant specimens using ink, gum, or plaster—continue to fascinate people even today.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Mars and Jupiter conjunction on May 29

If you’re an early riser, you have probably noticed the reddish planet Mars inching closer to bright Jupiter in the sky before dawn. The two planets are neighboring worlds in our solar system, though they are currently separated by about 350 million miles (560 million km) and an asteroid belt. Yet, on the dome of our sky, they’ll appear about the width of a full moon apart on May 29.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Shining Ones Speak
MAY 16, 2022 BY REV. JEAN (DRUM) PAGANO

I have recently read comments by people on how they feel separated or distant from the Gods, or, as we call them in ADF, the Shining Ones. Of all the Kindreds, they are the entities that differ from us the most.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Maneesh de Moor – Songs From The Tree Of Light (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

LIVE IN RELAXATION

“It would be glorious to see mankind at leisure for once. It is nothing but work, work, work.”
— Henry David Thoreau

Is relaxation possible only when we’re not working? No. With awareness and practice, we can be relaxed no matter what we are doing. In fact, when we work in a relaxed state, our productivity increases as our effort decreases.

For true relaxation, we need to connect with our bodies — to consciously and intentionally become aware of tension and release it.

“Anxiety breaks a man’s backbone.”
— Hebrew proverb

“Don’t hurry, don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers.”
— Walter Hagen

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Your most precious manifestation ever is this very moment.

What a coincidence, huh?

Be here, now –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 3 Easy Ways to Grill Corn on the Cob
Your step-by-step guide to cooking corn on the cob on the grill.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

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Daily Wisdom
May 24 , 2022

Friendship
“The only way to have a friend is to be one.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


Friendship is ours to give. It is a gift that multiplies when it comes back to us. Friends help us to be more of who we are, they help us to feel our connection to the world. With the support of friends we can achieve more, enjoy more, and appreciate more. And we can do the same for our friends! Friendship works both ways.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 20, 2022

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 Quotes

“Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses,
A box where sweets compacted lie.”

George Herbert, Virtue

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Spirit Library: The Secret of Good Karma
Owen Waters

Karma, in the popular view, is often perceived as the bogeyman of Eastern philosophy, as the stick that punishes you for doing the wrong thing. In reality it is much simpler than that, and it carries no judgmental overtone at all.

Read more….

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What to do When You Lack Motivation in Your Craft and How to Find Motivation Again

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Pioneer Thinking: Dream Pillows

Dream pillows have been around for many many years, it was
common place for our grandmothers to stitch up a headache pillow
to erase the pain of headaches or have a dream pillow on ever
bed filled with natures bountiful herbs and flowers.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Owl Folklore and Legends, Magic and Mysteries

By Patti Wigington

Updated on January 18, 2019

Owls are a bird that features prominently in the myths and legends of a variety of cultures. These mysterious creatures are known far and wide as symbols of wisdom, omens of death, and bringers of prophecy.

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MBG: A Ritual To Come Back To Yourself When You Feel Pulled In A Million Directions

If you were lost in the woods, would you follow a compass that was leading you in circles? Would you stay quiet if the guide you were with insisted that their compass was more accurate than the navigational clues you were picking up from the sun, the mountains, and the current of the river?

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Today’s DIY: An Introduction To The Flow Hive + How To Use It In Your Backyard

Whether you’re looking to support essential pollinators, help the plants in your garden thrive, or just get a taste of some fresh honey, there are many reasons to be curious about beekeeping. Of course, it’s not something you can get started with overnight, and the list of barriers to keeping bees tends to run pretty long. The Flow Hive is one tool that seeks to make the process a bit easier.

Read more……

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Artist’s Botanical Bas Reliefs Immortalize Beauty of Plants
These cast artworks highlight the ephemerality of nature.

For centuries, botanists have attempted to document the complexities of plant life by drawing realistic representations of them. This practice has changed a bit with the advent of photography, but other traditional methods, such as nature printing—

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Meet Musca the Fly, a southern constellation

The constellation of Musca the Fly lies deep in the Southern Hemisphere sky. As a south circumpolar constellation, it circles closely around the south celestial pole and therefore does not set. Thus, people who live on the southern half of our globe can view it at any time of the year.

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Patheos-Pagan: How to Rile Up a River Spirit
MAY 18, 2022 BY THUMPER FORGE

There’s a post from the Tumblr blog The Red Wing Briar that regularly pops up as a meme across various social media platforms, and since it’s currently circling again, I thought it would make for an interesting discussion

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Liholesie – Shamanic Twilight (2021) (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

LOVE YOURSELF

“If you had a friend who talked to you like you sometimes talk to yourself, would you continue to hang around with that person?”
— Rob Bremer

Thanks to the power of our inner critics, most of us have a very poor opinion of ourselves. Yet self- contempt merely keeps us miserable and stuck in our mediocrity.

If we were to make only one change to transform the quality of our lives, we might try sending a little love our own way.

“A critic is a legless man who teaches running.”
— Channing Pollock

“Unkind criticism is never part of a meaningful critique of you. Its purpose is not to teach or to help, its purpose is to punish.”
— Barbara Sher

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
— Buddha

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It’s not that some people in your life are mean-spirited, shortsighted, and ignorant, it’s that they’re grand, brilliant, and magnificent. Fellow adventurers who, at the peak of their glory, in worlds before this one, asked to dance with you in time and space, however briefly, so that they might learn a bit faster than otherwise.

And you know how you love dancing.

In the presence of greatness,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 12 Rhubarb Recipes That Aren’t Pie

There’s more to rhubarb than meets the eye. You already know it makes a fantastic, tart-tastic pie filling. Check out 12 more delicious ways to use up your spring rhubarb harvest.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth

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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
May 20, 2022

Practice
“Educate the heart – educate the heart.”

-Hiram Powers


We know, conclusively and scientifically now, thanks to Dr. Paul Pearsall, that the heart has intelligence. Our hearts can literally “think!” We can listen to our hearts, we can follow our hearts. The best way to become sensitive to the heart’s messages is through our spiritual practices. Take time to connect, to settle in and be peaceful. Allow your heart the time and space it needs to communicate! Rather than merely educating our hearts, which intuitively know what is best for us, spiritual practice is about educating ourselves to tune in to that intelligence

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Patience is your secret weapon to face down all obstacles today. Take your good old time to make sure you understand what needs to be done, for whom, why, and how. This methodical approach may not be your natural or favorite one, and it might annoy someone who has a different opinion of how urgent the issue is. Nonetheless, patience will get you through the day with fewer, if any, mishaps.

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 17, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 17, 2022

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 Quotes

“cottonwood fluff
stuck to dry weeds –
silent wind chimes”

Michael Garofalo, Cuttings

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Spirit Library: Weekly Forecast: May 15 – 21, 2022
Kelly M. Beard


The video version of this forecast, as read by Kelly, is available here.

5/15 ~ Ceres Enters CANCER (until July 23rd):

Ceres rules how we nurture and like to be nurtured. As it moves through the Signs, it also moves through your respective Houses, activating your Planets and bringing some much-needed loving, caring, nurturing, maternal energy to those zones.

Read more….

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Having a baby as a Witch | witchy labor prep vlog

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Learn Religions: Spiritual and Healing Properties of Citrine

By Phylameana lila Desy
Updated on May 09, 2019


Citrine is a yellow quartz that has been associated for centuries as possessing the healing properties of the sun, but it can also be greenish-yellow, brownish-yellow, or orange. The mineral is often found in association with amethyst, but it is much rarer than its purple cousin. Indeed, citrine is made by heat-treating amethyst.

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MBG: Energy Reading May 17-23, 2022: Seize The Opportunity To Release Old Patterns

Each week, join author and energy healer Natasha Levinger as she reads the communal energy to predict what’s in store for us in the days ahead.
For the last couple of years, my collective energy readings have had a theme: Clear out what isn’t working for you and claim what is.

Read more….

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Strawberry, Basil, and Honey Olive Oil Cakes | Kitchen Witchery/ The Green Witch

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: These Bats Buzz Like Hornets to Scare Off Predators
The distress call keeps owls from feasting on them.

When you’re not dangerous, it can be lifesaving to pretend you’re something that is.

There’s a behavior called Batesian mimicry, where a harmless species mimics a more dangerous one in order to try to ward off predators.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Constellations and signs: what’s the difference?

Constellations and astrological signs
On Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 1 UTC, the sun enters the astrological sign of Gemini. This gives us a rather good way of seeing the difference between astrological signs and constellations as defined by astronomers. The sun doesn’t actually cross in to the actual constellation of Gemini until June 21, 2022, at 8 UTC.

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Patheos-Pagan: How To Keep Going When You Are Exhausted, Tired and Angry
MAY 16, 2022 BY LISA WAGONER


It seems like it never ends, doesn’t it? The news of the past few weeks (honestly, the whole year so far) has been enough to keep our blood boiling. It is exhausting, and I know so many of us are fed up and angry

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Vishal Naidu – Fragments Of Serenity (Full Album Premiere)

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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

For every fork in the road there are often two paths from which to choose: the one you “should” take and the one you want to take.

Take the second. Always take the second.

I did,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Awesome Pasta Salad

This is the best pasta salad I’ve ever eaten, and people request it frequently. It’s a very easy, light-tasting side dish for a picnic or dinner.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

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Daily Wisdom
May 17, 2022

Practice
“Whoever perseveres will be crowned.”

-Johann Gottfried von Herder (German author, 1744-1803)


Remember the old joke, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” The punchline is “Practice, practice, practice!” Funny, but oh, so true! How do we reach that peace of mind, how do we get to that spiritual place that we’re looking for? The answer is the same: Practice, practice, practice! We’re going to get better at seeing ourselves as who we really are the more we practice actually being it. Whatever practice you choose, practice on a regular basis, practice every day, twice a day or more so.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Devil

There may be very little that you can change or have much effect on today. It may not exactly feel like the day has been fated to be a certain way, but you may have that suspicion at times. You can fit in with whatever happens and get some satisfaction and success anyway. Someone who usually argues against you may turn around and agree with you about something important.

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 16, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 16, 2022

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 Quotes

Cluster of bugle blue eggs thin
Forms and warms the life within,
And bird and blossom swell
In sod or sheath or shell.”

Gerard Manly Hopkins, The May Magnificant, 1888

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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My Most Used Herbal Allies & Their Associations/ Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Spirituality & Health: Soothing Anxiety by Balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra
BY ANNIKA PANOTZKI


The solar plexus chakra is key when it comes to anxiety. Discover how to bring balance to this chakra.

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Learn Religions: Full Moon Incense

By Patti Wigington
Published on March 11, 2019


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

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MBG: What To Know About The Upcoming Full Moon Eclipse, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

We’ve got a full moon in Scorpio coming our way, and it happens to be accompanied by a total lunar eclipse. Depending on your sun (and rising) sign, this moon can impact you in different ways—here’s what to know.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Money Draw Spell Candle Recipe – Candle Magic – Color Magic – Witchcraft – Magical Crafting

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: 12 Unbelievable Submerged and Underwater Forests Around the World

Submerged and underwater forests are those whose trees have been drowned due to rising sea levels and preserved thanks to cold water temperatures.

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EarthSky News: Virgo the Maiden in spring skies

The constellation of Virgo the Maiden
Virgo the Maiden rises high above the southern horizon in the Northern Hemisphere on May evenings. This is the best time of year to view the largest constellation of the zodiac. Virgo is also the 2nd-largest constellation overall, after Hydra. Thanks to its brightest star, Spica, there’s an easy trick to finding this constellation.

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Patheos-Pagan: Navigating Eclipse Season
MAY 13, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON


To do magick during the eclipses or not — seems to be a big question.

I am a person who likes to follow my gut when it comes to spellwork. After all, when I’m aligned, that tends to make things go better.

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Collective Tarot Reading | Full Moon Eclipse in Scorpio

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Inner Journey:

Slow down

“The soul requires duration of time — rich, thick, deep, velvety time — and it thrives on rhythm. Soul can’t be hurried or harried …. We may go through many events in the day and experience nothing because the soul has not had the opportunity to feel them from many different points of view.”
— Robert Sardello

Soul cannot exist when our connections in life remain superficial. An experience of soul requires that we take time to be fully present to the details of our lives.

Explore what happens when you take the time to STOP and PAY ATTENTION. When we choose to slow down and really experience the qualities of our lives, we get a whole new perspective on what living is all about.

“We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.”
— H. G. Wells

“The well of Providence is deep. It’s the buckets we bring to it that are small.”
— Mary Webb

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The instant you have a new dream, the masses are notified.

And every single one of the billions of people alive today who have complementary visions, whether to be your future customer, reader, mentor, fan, lover, partner, agent, golf caddy, or tanning salon operator, all add their power to yours.

After all, you just might be their “lucky break.”

Move boldly,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Muffins

Fresh strawberry muffins.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
May 16, 2022

Practice
“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.”

-Mahatma Gandhi


Our spiritual practice has purpose. It helps us to learn and grow and feel our connection with the Divine. And it also helps to lift the spiritual energy of the whole planet! The more people who devote time to spiritual practice, the better off our world will be. So, there are two things we can each do, every day, to help ourselves and each other.
Continue regular spiritual practices. This includes prayer, meditation, reading spiritual works, serving others, and giving of our time and talents.
Encourage others to spend time pursuing their own spiritual practices. This may mean babysitting some youngsters so their mother can spend some time in silence, or sending enlightening e-mails on to friends!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

If you’ve been working hard toward some goal or specific result, you could see victory today. Feel like a winner, project the confidence of a winner, and perhaps behave as though you have already won. Keep your spirits high no matter what happens and be pleased with how many people are happy for you. No matter how huge or trivial, it is still a big step forward.

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 13, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 13, 2022

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 Quotes

“Fast fading violets cover’d up in leaves;
And mid-May’s eldest child,
The coming musk-rose, full of dewy wine,
The murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves.”

John Keats

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Spirit Library: May 2022 Message: Turning the Stones
Dana Mrkich


We headed into May with all cylinders firing astrologically speaking so this month’s message is more focused than usual on the Astro side of things! We’re not beholden to the movements of the planets. However they do influence events and experiences, so having some awareness of what’s going on can be one of many tools we can use to help us navigate our way through.

Read more….

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Herbal Magick Tips and Tricks for the Kitchen and Home | Simple Witchery

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Spirituality & Health: Making Moon Water for the Super Blood Moon Eclipse
BY JULIE PETERS


Sunday’s full Flower Moon happens during a total lunar eclipse, which means it’s also a blood moon! Witness the magic May 15-16, and whip up some moon water to manifest intention.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Profile of The Greek God Poseidon

By Patti Wigington
Updated on August 02, 2018


In Greek mythology and legend, Poseidon is the god of the sea. However, his domain includes some aspects of the land as well, and in fact he is known as “earth-shaker” in many stories, because of his penchant for causing earthquakes

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MBG: What To Know About May’s Birthstone + How To Care For It

Each of the 12 months of the year have a designated birthstone (as well as a birth month flower) and for the May babies out there, Emerald is your birthstone. Here’s what to know about the striking green stone, from how to care for it, to its spiritual significance.

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Parts of My Practice That Aren’t Wiccan/ Thorn Mooney

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: 6 New Tiny Frog Species Discovered in Mexico
These small frogs could play a huge role in the ecosystem.

The itty-bitty creatures were hiding in plain sight.

Researchers have uncovered six new species of minuscule frogs that are smaller than the size of a dime. The frogs had previously been spotted and collected but never identified.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Full moon falls on May 15, 2022

When to watch in 2022: Overnight on May 15-16.
Where to look: Look for the bright round moon in the east in the evening, nearly overhead around midnight, and low in the west before sunrise on May 16.

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Patheos-Pagan: Friday the 13th and All That Fear – Debunking the Superstition

Two weeks ago one of my senior co-ministers at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, New Jersey, entered the Facebook Live chat during the worship service and said, “It’s Nov. 1 – rabbit, rabbit, rabbit!” I never heard this before and so I researched it.

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Pagan Playlist: Rhythmic Tribal Sounds | Earth Song | Mei-lan and Ali Pervez Mehdi

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Inner Journey:

Look for the gifts

“In school you get the lesson and then take the test…In life you take the test and then get the lesson.”
— Unknown Source

How is a problem in your life really an opportunity?

Problems invite us to go inside to recognize a bigger picture of ourselves and of life. This bigger picture brings meaning to what is unfolding.

When you feel trapped in a problem, see if you can shift your perspective. Ask yourself, “What am I being invited to learn from this situation?” The answer will always revolve around a quality or value, like gratitude, freedom, compassion, love, will, humour or acceptance. The answer will also always promote union rather than separation.

As soon as we find the meaning in our challenge, our resistance to it melts away. Often, awareness of the lesson is all that is needed to resolve the problem. If not, the awareness brings us courage and ways to work through it.

“The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one’s life.”
— Dalai Lama

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Here are 3 sure-fire steps that will take you from wishing upon a star to being one:

Imagine your dreams as if they already came true.

Speak as if they already came true.

Act as if they already came true.

And before long, you’ll be hearing pretty much the same thing from friends: “Wow, I dig your thriving business and a steady income! How did that happen so fast? Must be nice…”

I know friends,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cold Chicken Macaroni Salad

Cold macaroni salad meets chicken salad… good recipe for leftovers. If you want more flavor, add in your favorite fruit, veggie, or whatnot—such as celery, grapes, or frozen green peas. Happy eating.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth


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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
May 13, 2022

Perception
“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”

-Buddha


Our perception tends to be that growth is hard, that it is a struggle, that it is work. But the truth is that we are only making it hard on ourselves. We cling to the past, try to control our futures. Are we willing to get out of our own way and just let it be? It could be so simple! Look at the flower. Learn from the flower. We can bloom just as easily

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Some big new opportunity could come your way today. Focus your attention on the one thing you want most to have happen and it won’t be able to resist you. You can be persuasive and graceful, smooth and strong all at the same time. Act with quiet confidence and be admired later. Today, enjoy having people listen and do almost everything you suggest.

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 12, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 12, 2022

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 Quotes

“Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun.”Kahlil Gibran

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Spirit Library: The Birth of Something Good
Cheryl Richardson


All week long I’ve felt the rumblings of anxiety in my system. As hard as it is sometimes, I welcome it in. I want to be a safe place for messy feelings to rise and release in their own time.

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7 Tips from THE ADDAMS FAMILY to Keep Your Marriage Alive

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Spiritual Unite: BLUE GREEN AURA MEANING | WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Susan Brunton

Some aura colors are not often discussed or even recognized, and the blue-green aura is one of them.

Blue-green auras are usually described as turquoise, but that is less than helpful as it masks the truth of this particular aura.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Solar Magic, Myth and Folklore

By Patti Wigington
Updated on January 13, 2018


In many Pagan traditions today, there’s a lot of emphasis on the magic and power of the moon. However, it’s important to remember that the moon isn’t the only heavenly body out there. The sun itself – something we often take for granted, since it’s out there all the time – has been a source of myth, magic and legend for thousands of years.

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MBG: Mercury Is Retrograde Until June 3—Here’s What To Know, From Astrologers

We’re gearing up for a potentially tumultuous few weeks, thanks to the arrival of the year’s second Mercury retrograde. But don’t panic—we asked astrologers how to handle it so we can all make it through this retrograde period unscathed. Here’s what they had to say.

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Full Moon Lunar Eclipse May 15th – 3 Things you Need To Know!

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Park Rangers Use Butterflies to Measure Biodiversity
Park staff monitor butterflies in Yasuni National Park, a biodiversity hotspot.

Insect populations are in trouble. But with so many species, it’s difficult for researchers to study the true extent of their losses.

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EarthSky News: Castor and Pollux sink to the horizon in spring

You can find Pollux and Castor, the twin stars of Gemini, in the west-northwest sinking lower each night from mid-May through mid-June. You might even be able to catch them for a few nights after that. This is the same Pollux and Castor that rose in the east-northeast in the early evenings around New Year’s Day. At that time of year, they pointed straight up from the horizon. It’s also the same two stars that shone nearly overhead in the cold nights of February and March.

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Patheos-Pagan: Water & Mirror Scrying, Crystal Ball, Pendulum & Wax Shape Reading
JULY 6, 2020 BY RACHEL PATTERSON


I was asked to cover scrying on my weekly live chat last week. I included water and mirror scrying and added in a few other forms of divination on request:

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Pagan Playlist: Heart Sutra- 般若心経 -Buddhist Mantra to remove all obstacles- Tinna Tinh

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Inner Journey:

You are complete

“Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else.”
— Wayne Dyer

Close your eyes and imagine that everything you are is enough. You don’t need to be better or different — you’re great just as you are. Can you experience the peace and contentment that owning that perspective brings?

Moving into such total acceptance does not mean that we stop growing. When we can accept who we are now, we open the doors to our own inspiration to do and be even more!

“Wherever you are is always the right place. There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are.”
— Julia Cameron

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

When pondering on the vastness of the cosmos please keep in mind that it goes even farther inward, from where you now sit, than outward.

Yeah, you’re deep –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Curry Apple Chicken Salad

When it comes to recipes, some classics are ripe for reinvention. Take this fresh twist on the traditional chicken salad sandwich, which boasts more fibre, protein and other nutrients – in addition to a great taste.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
May 12, 2022

Perception
“Change your thoughts, and in the twinkling of an eye, all your conditions change. Your world is a world of crystallized ideas, crystallized words. Sooner or later, you reap the fruits of your words and thoughts.”

-Florence Scovel Shinn


Our perceptions are all in our mind. So it makes sense that if we change our mind, we change our perceptions. And when we change our perceptions, we change our reality! We can experience more of the Truth of this wonderful world, the beauty, the peace, the prosperity, the abundance, the clarity. Choose to see it. Choose to live it!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

Be thoughtful and leave more room and time to gain a little fresh wisdom. Be observant, too, and look beyond those things that are being put under your nose. You don’t have to share your impressions and discoveries unless you think it’s wise. This doesn’t make you hesitant, doubtful, or skeptical. It makes you better able to see solutions and to avoid repeat mistakes.

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 11, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 11, 2022

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 Quotes

“Don’t knock the weather: nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.”

Kin Hubbard

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Spirit Library: Not Wrong, New
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

Perhaps you believe the changes you noted within and without are merely a portion of the totality that is you. Such is both right and wrong.

In 3D, you are expected to age in specific ways with a few variations from person to person. In your new world, there are no expectations in terms of growth, aging, or the shifts within you. Everyone is evolving uniquely.

Read more….

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Healing Tea Bath | A Simple Spell for When You are Feeling Unwell/ The Green Witch

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New Age Hipster: Alternative and Empowering Tarot Card Meanings | The Hanged Man (The Hanged One)

The Hanged One (or Hanged Man) is an interesting card in the tarot.
So often we see it as a block, or a standstill. Nothing is moving. Nothing is happening. We’re just “stuck.”

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Learn Religions: Geometric Shapes and Their Symbolic Meanings
Forms ranging from circles to dodekagrams have significance in many philosophies

By Catherine Beyer
Updated on July 08, 2019


Geometric shapes—triangles, circles, squares, stars—have been part of human religious symbolism for thousands of years, long before they became part of scientific endeavors and construction projects by the Egyptians and Greeks.

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MBG: Why It’s Important To Cut Your Energetic Cords + A Practice To Get You Started

In her new book, Vibes From the Other Side, professional intuitive Catharine Allan shares a treasure trove of ideas for connecting to the spiritual realm. In this excerpt, Allan discusses how you can break some of those pesky energetic cords that keep you connected to people, places, and things you’re ready to part ways with.

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My Feelings Were Hurt, A discussion about personal power & the magic of boundaries, Magical Crafting

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: ‘Things You Can Do’ Is a Personal Guide to Tackling the Climate Crisis
A new book will inform and inspire you to take action at home.

Most Treehugger readers probably feel overwhelmed by the climate crisis. There’s so much information about what’s gone wrong, and everything that has to change, and how quickly we need to do it that it can feel incapacitating.

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EarthSky News: A total lunar eclipse looks red. Why?

During a lunar eclipse, you’ll see the Earth’s shadow creeping across the moon’s face. The shadow appears dark, like a bite out of a cookie, until as the shadow completely covers the moon. Then, during the breathtaking time of totality, the shadow on the moon’s face changes. It often appears red, rusty orange or copper-colored. Why?

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Patheos-Pagan: You’re Just Making It Up As You Go
MAY 10, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


Author and teacher Storm Faerywolf posted something interesting on Twitter last week. In what appears to be a response to a less-than-favorable review, he said:

You say “makes it up as he goes along” like it’s a bad thing.

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Pagan Playlist: Munknörr – Ancient Spirit (Full Album 2022)- Shamanic – Spiritual – Tribal

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Inner Journey:

Give yourself free time

“What is it that makes all of us end each day with the sense that we have not lived our time, but have been lived, used by what we do?”
— Jacob Needleman

How can you free up more time for yourself?

All of the great masters counsel that we need time daily for solitude. And if our journey in life is to become more aware of who we are, then surely we need some free time each day to explore our inner landscapes and uncover our passions.

What activities can you cut out of your life to give you more growing room?

“Life is made up of moments, small pieces of glittering mica in a long, stretch of gray cement. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won’t happen. We have to teach ourselves how to make room for them, to love them, and to live, really live.”
— Anna Quindlen

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Sometimes, finally seeing things from someone else’s perspective can totally change your life.

Which, sometimes, explains exactly why they’re there.

Spooké,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Peppy’s Pita Bread

It’s easy to make homemade pita-style bread in your own oven using this easy-to-follow recipe.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

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

Element: Air


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

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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Daily Wisdom
May 11,, 2022

Perception
“To a large degree “reality” is whatever the people who are around at the time agree to.”

-Milton H. Miller


Basically, the consensus of social perception is what shapes our “reality.” What we see in the media is a reflection of what the general population has “agreed” is “the way things are.” But… things are changing! There is a subtle shift towards a more spiritual life. Sociologists have recognized a growing number of people as “Cultural Creatives” who are leaders in developing all kinds of trends. All of us out there reading spiritual books, doing yoga, serving the community, showing kindness and pursuing our own spiritual growth – we are the cultural creatives! By sharing ourselves and our experiences, we are making a difference in the world… and the difference is good!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

There’s a sense of security in what is old, and with something new coming into your life it’s natural to be a bit afraid. Give this new situation a chance and give yourself time to get comfortable with the new conditions. It could be as simple as getting your hair cut or changing your glasses frames, but it could be much bigger than that.

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 10, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 10, 2022

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 Quotes

‘But I must gather knots of flowers,
And buds and garlands gay,
For I’m to be Queen o’ the May, mother,
I’m to be Queen o’ the May.’

Alfred Lord Tennyson

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Spirit Library: Flow, Frogs, and the Healing Stream
Ann Albers


Hi All,

Today the angels remind us to get ourselves in a stream of love so we can become conduits for this healing energy on earth. I’ll share a funny story of nature, flow, frogs, and some tips on how you can tap into the healing stream – for your own benefit and on behalf of all who need it

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Guided Meditation for Grounding and Centering – Magical Crafting

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Spiritual Unite: WHAT IS THE MEANING OF BLUE ORBS?
Susan Brunton

A young couple walks through the woods near their home. It is a summer afternoon, and they have taken the expensive camera they rarely use out for a long-overdue test drive.

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Learn Religions: Who Can Perform Your Handfasting?

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 14, 2019


In many Pagan traditions, participants opt to have a handfasting ceremony rather than a formal wedding. Handfasting was common centuries ago in the British Isles, and then vanished for a while. Now, however,

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MBG: What The Justice Tarot Card Really Means & How To Work With It If You Pull It

Whether you’re looking to do a bit of self-reflection, divination, or decision-making, working with a tarot deck can be a helpful practice. Each card in a traditional 78-card deck has a unique meaning, offering answers and insights to all your inquiries—and if you pulled the Justice card in a reading, here’s what you should know.

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The Morrigan – Sources in Irish Mythology – Lora O’Brien – Irish Pagan School

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Stingless Bees Help Rainforest and Local Communities
They can make medicinal or poisonous honey, depending on the circumstances.

Biologist and conservationist Rosa Vásquez Espinoza learned about traditional medicine from her grandmother who had created a pharmacy of plants in the family’s backyard. Of Peruvian-Andean descent, Vásquez Espinoza became fascinated with the microscopic creatures in the Peruvian Amazon.

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EarthSky News: EarthSky’s meteor shower guide: Next up, summer meteors/ May 9

Meteor shower alert! Beginning in late July and through mid-August, the Delta Aquariids and Perseids combine to put on a show. In 2022, try the moon-free mornings in late July and early August, as full moon falls at the Perseids’ peak around August 12

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Patheos-Pagan: Why I Became an Herbalist
MAY 9, 2022 BY JESSICA RIPLEY



For a great deal of my life I didn’t believe that I could have what I wanted, and I didn’t have the courage to ask for it. If you’re at all familiar with me and my work, you’ll know that I believe you can manifest whatever you want.

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Pagan Playlist: 【a playlist for tim burton vibes】

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Inner Journey:

Open to the new

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
— Alvin Toffler

How willing are you to learn something new? How open are you to new perspectives?

When we are open, we are willing to move to places we’ve never been before. We are willing to continually review our belief systems so we can test out new ideas.

Be open to seeing things:

  • from another’s point of view,
  • from a higher and more inclusive perspective
  • with a beginner’s attitude of wonder.

“I am always in quest of being open to what the universe will bring me.”
— Jill Bolte Taylor

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Logic—while just about worthless in assessing the nature of reality, Cat, is perhaps the finest tool you possess for revealing the path of least resistance between otherwise limiting, invisible, self-sabotaging beliefs.

If you aren’t feeling “it,” intellectually and inspirationally, think again, think again, think again.

Love your brains,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Supreme Strawberry Topping

This homemade strawberry sauce is bursting with fresh strawberry flavor! Serve it cold as a dessert topping over cheesecake or ice cream. Or, warm it up and enjoy it for breakfast over pancakes or waffles. Store covered in the refrigerator.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

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Daily Wisdom
May 10, 2022

Perception
“We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.”

-The Talmud
We’re each looking through different eyes, bringing our own experiences and emotions to whatever it is we’re looking at. This is perception. Perception can change. The TRUTH remains the same… but do we see it? Do we see spirit in everything and everyone? We must recognize the spirit within ourselves and then we will see it reflected back at us everywhere we go!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

Not only may you be inherently happy today, you’ll be able to explore all manner of intellectual problems, puzzles, and concerns. Great satisfaction can come from even the smallest insight, and if you can connect with the right person, you may have a conversation that will enrich and inform you for months to come. You may be attracted to more difficult problems today, and you’ll be up to the challenge.

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/