Cat’s Morning Bits for July 24, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 24, 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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On the warm and perfumed dark glows the firefly’s tender spark.
-Horatio Nelson Powers (1826-90)

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Spiritual Unite: Wheel Of Fortune Tarot Card Meaning – Unavoidable Cycles

The Wheel Of Fortune tarot card has the following meaning:
Upright – Good fortune, karma, cycles, fate, pivotal moments.
Reversed – Bad fortune, resisting change, breaking the cycle.
Its element is Fire, and its planet is Jupiter.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/wheel-of-fortune-tarot-card-meaning/

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ThoughtCo: Divination with Stones

Lithomancy is the practice of performing divination by reading stones. In some cultures, the casting of stones was believed to be fairly common–a bit like checking one’s daily horoscope in the morning paper. However, because our ancient ancestors didn’t leave us a lot of information about how to read the stones, many of the specific aspects of the practice have been lost forever.

https://www.learnreligions.com/divination-with-stones-2561751

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MBG: 5 Fun & Impactful Eco-Friendly Activities To Do With Friends

Whenever we make commitments to change our lives for the better—whether it’s cutting carbs or cutting plastic—it’s important to consider the roles our friends and family will play in the transition.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/5-eco-friendly-activities-you-can-do-with-your-friends

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Daily Good: The Lost Words: Reclaiming the Language of Nature

“In early 2015, when the 10,000-entry Oxford children’s dictionary dropped around fifty words related to nature — words like fern, willow, and starling — in favor of terms like broadband and cut and paste, some of the worlds most prominent authors composed an open letter of protest and alarm at this impoverishment of children’s vocabulary and its consequent diminishment of children’s belonging to and with the natural world.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2358/the-lost-words-reclaiming-the-language-of-nature-maria-popova/

Be The Change

Make a list of your favorite words related to nature.

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MNN: Live cam offers rare peek at snowy owl nest

A new live web cam offers a rare glimpse of an active snowy owl nest.

The camera is located in Barrow, Alaska, and is part of the 2019 Snowy Owl Project. This is the 29th year of the project, which studies the owls from June through September.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/videos/snowy-owl-live-cam-rare-glimpse-nest

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EarthSky News: Moon near Uranus in July 25 predawn sky

Unless you’re a night owl, you’re not likely to see the moon and the planet Uranus before your bedtime in late July 2019. They’ll come up in the east more or less together around the midnight hour, and then will climb upward during the early morning dark hours.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-near-uranus-in-july-25-predawn-sky

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Patheos-Pagan: Radical Witching: Comfrey and Plantain Salve Recipe

We call it Green Goop and it’s what we smear on wounds, rashes, cold sores, and more. I’ve been making it for some years now, and it’s not vegan, it’s not pretty, and it’s not for sale. It is my down and dirty, cheap and functional herbalism for human survival. Creating it is a deeply sacred and reverent process, even when I swear a lot.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/dandelionlady/2019/07/radical-witching-comfrey-and-plantain-salve-recipe.html

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Inner Journey:

DEEPER COMMUNICATION

“Once a human being has arrived on this earth, communication is the largest single factor determining what kinds of relationships he makes with others and what happens to him in the world about him.”
— Virginia Satir

How do you typically communicate? Is it through words, gestures, emotions, thoughts, desires, needs, truths, direct perception or intuition? Do you focus more on the other person or on yourself? Do you typically tell, ask or listen?

For a few days, set an intention to be aware of your communication styles and skills. After you’ve spent some time talking with someone, reflect on what your underlying motives were and what level of depth you reached. Write your insights in your journal.This exercise will help you become more aware and conscious of who you are and why you do what you do.

“We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversation with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.”
— Thomas Moore

“You must speak straight so that your words may go as sunlight to our hearts.”
— Cochise

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A Note from the Universe

It’s not that your life totally rocks except for a few tricky spots, slippery patches, and challenges.

But that your life totally rocks, in large part, because of the tricky spots, slippery patches, and challenges.

Stranger than fiction,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  How to Can Your Own Strawberry and Blueberry Jam

During the summer months, I look forward to canning my own homemade strawberry and blueberry jams. People often tell me that they don’t get into canning because they think it’s too hard, however, one of the easiest things to can is homemade jam.

https://pioneerthinking.com/canning-how-to-can-your-own-strawberry-and-blueberry-jam

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
July 24, 2019

Luck

“Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Is there such a thing as luck? It’s hard to argue against it. So much of what we go through can be explained away by luck, either good or bad. One famous saying is that luck is when preparation meets opportunity. I think most of the time we find, or even create, our own luck, just by being ready for it. What if you knew that today was your lucky day? Where would you go, or what would you do, to find your luck?

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Speak and behave respectably and dispel all manner of potential difficulties and obstacles. You don’t have to fake any feelings or opinions you don’t really have. Simply act with decorum and tact, and then take your place on a somewhat bigger stage. Respectability is what will keep things under control and keep it all moving forward. Do as much as you can today and feel gratified.

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/

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Thought For The Day: July 24, 2019 “Successful Relationships”

Happy Wednesday,

Communication is important in any relationship. It’s how we make things work, work things out and strengthen our ties with those around us. Real communication requires effort from both people, every day, and all the time. However, the truth is that not everyone is willing or able to communicate on an in depth level, and try as we might we simply can’t force them to talk things out. They would rather ignore it, bury it, forget about it (maybe you will too) and hope it goes away, because if they don’t they might have to take responsibility for themselves. Lack of communication is a relationship killer and there comes a time when we must look at that relationship and decide if it’s really worth it.

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Thought For The Day: April 19, 2019 “Emotions”

Happy Friday,

Allowing yourself to show emotion is healthy. Holding our emotions rigidly in check can increase depression, anger, stress and anxiety. It’s important to let people know how you feel, just as it’s important  to let them express how they feel. This communication process is necessary to build strong relationships both with others and yourself.

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Intuitive Power: Cat’s Angel Message for March 10, 2019 

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Intuitive Power: Cat’s Angel Message for March 10, 2019 

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


The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days. – Lao Tzu


310:  Today the ascended masters are asking us to use our intuitive skills and  look for the truth around us. This includes our personal truth as well as  the truth in the people and situations that surround us. Intuition like any talent gets better the more we use it.  This helps us to make better decisions along our path and create and maintain better relationships. By allowing ourselves to  feel and see from a more spiritual perspective we gain better communication and manifestation skills and strengthen our ability to let go of the things that are holding us back or draining our energy. Remember to take time for self care through the ground, center clear process as it helps to fine tune our intuitive receptors.  If you need help ask the masters and angels for guidance and they will guide you in the right direction.


Archangel Uriel gives us essential information that we need when we need it. This assists us during the manifestation process by enhancing our problem solving skills so that we can make the decisions that are best for our current situations. The Ascended Master Melchizedek helps keep our energy balanced and flowing. This is essential for using our gifts and understanding the information we receive. The Inuit goddess Sedna helps us develop our intuition through the dreamtime, you can connect with her in or around water. (bath or shower works) “Look to your dreams to guide you.They will show you things you missed while your mind was busy and active” 


Our Sacred Stones for today are Lapis Lazuli which helps us to confront the truth of a situation and promotes acceptance of the lesson involved.  It promotes clarity and help us express our opinions in a positive manner and teaches us the value of being an active listener,  and Purple Fluorite helps strengthen our intuitive powers as it draws away negative energy and bring the rational mind forward.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 18, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 18,  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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A liquid moon
moves gently among
the long branches.
Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.
-William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)

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Spiritual Unite: When Your Birthday Is Between 2 Signs: The Cusp Sign Phenomenon

Sometimes people born during the last or first days of a new solar sign, can’t even tell which their zodiac sign is and feel connected to aspects of both astral energies.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/when-your-birthday-is-between-2-signs-the-cusp-sign-phenomenon/

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Thought.Co : Celebrating Imbolc With Kids

Imbolc is a festival of fire and light – it’s one of the cross quarter days – and falls on February 2 in the northern hemisphere (it’ll be on August 1 if you’re one of our readers below the equator). This the time when winter is beginning to wind down, but it’s still cold and snowy; spring is looming around the corner, but isn’t quite here yet

https://www.thoughtco.com/celebrating-imbolc-with-kids-4118557

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Elephant Journal: The Powerful Impact Yin & Softness can have on our Fiery Lives.

Serenity is an acquired taste, my therapist told me on a crisp Autumn day last year.
Back then, as the brilliant leaves fell and the trees turned bare, I had no idea what she meant. Maybe I didn’t yet care.

Now, I believe her.
Serenity is not a taste I even wanted until recently. I couldn’t fathom it, really

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/the-powerful-impact-yin-softness-can-have-on-our-fiery-lives/

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MNN: Killer whale calf’s birth is a ray of hope for endangered Puget Sound group

There’s a special group of orcas living in Washington’s Puget Sound. The Southern Resident killer whales are a genetically distinct population, and they are considered critically endangered with only an estimated 74 individuals left.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/two-thirds-critically-endangered-killer-whale-pregnancies-fail

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EarthSky News: Identify stars in the Winter Circle

Tonight – January 18, 2019 – our chart covers an area of sky wider than we typically show. It’s in answer to a reader in Nashville, who wrote:
I’ve heard mention of the Winter Circle of stars. Could you list the stars in this circle?

https://earthsky.org/tonight/identify-the-stars-of-the-winter-circle

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Patheos-Pagan: What is a Magical Life?

So, what exactly constitutes a magical (or magickal) life? It is because you added the “k” to magical? Just kidding. The question has been on my mind since I moved to the very magical town of Asheville three years ago.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2018/04/what-is-a-magical-life/

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Inner Journey:

COMMUNICATING WITHOUT WORDS

“The gesture is the thing truly expressive of the individual – as we think so will we act.”
— Martha Graham

Every movement and non-movement we make is a form of communication.

How do you communicate fear, withdrawal, avoidance, shutting down, disagreeing, and an uncaring attitude?

If you aren’t sure, others can probably tell you. Begin to pay attention to what your eyes and arms and facial expressions communicate. Our body language speaks louder than our words.

“An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self-being; if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.”
— Karl Jaspers

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A Note from the Universe

Have you been leaning on me lately?

A lot?

For absolutely EVERYTHING?

Day and night, rain or shine, Gummi Bears or Gucci?

Just checkin’ –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cleansing Veggie Date Juice

I especially like making this juice after the holidays as I tend to indulge a bit more. Just a bit! This drink is very low in calories yet very filling. It’s full of vitamins, potassium, and antioxidants. Keep the “meat” of the veggies after juicing them to make cakes and spaghetti sauces. In order to keep the drink tasting fun and almost caramel-like, I like to blitz in some dates. Nothing bad in this juice

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cleansing-Veggie-Date-Juice.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
January 18, 2019

Moments

“Love the moment and the energy of the moment will spread beyond all boundaries.”

-Corita Kent

Love the moment. Isn’t that great? As you’re reading this, take one moment right now and love it, just simply love it. That energy is just extending beyond your circle of influence out into the world – whether you realize it or not! ‘Spontaneous moment-loving’: now there’s a concept! Imagine how the

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 9 Powerful Healing Stones, and What They Can Do For You
What if the very earth beneath our feet could heal us?

That is the premise behind crystal healing, an alternative medical technique in which certain crystals and other stones are used to heal the human body of a variety of ailments.

Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/9-powerful-healing-stones-and-what-they-can-do-for-you.aspx#MGMXoivoacFu4Tbc.99

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Doing Your Best: Cat’s Angel Message for January 10, 2019 

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Doing Your Best: Cat’s Angel Message for January 10, 2019 

January’s Theme: Stay focused on your desires and not your fears or past happenings. Our thoughts  are ready to manifest into reality and by staying focused on what’s positive we lessen the power of the things that we fear.


Simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret. – don Miguel Ruiz


110:  Today’s number packs some strong energy that relates to your life and your  spiritual path. Self communication will be important today so pay attention to the information and guidance that comes your way.  You are in charge of creating your reality so stay focused on what’s important and best for you as this  will help open the doors that you need to move forward. Remember that guidance comes in many forms.  Some of which will be unexpected or simply come out of the blue. The key will be in taking the information that you receive from your “sources” and sifting through it. Pick out what is best for YOU and discard the rest. This will help you create a workable game plan that meshes nicely with what you want to accomplish. Our keywords for today Listen-Receive-Create.


Archangel Jophiel teaches us that by surrounding ourselves with beauty it helps us to slow down and take our time. This helps us to make the most of the guidance and information we receive. The Ascended Master Kuthumi helps us to navigate the distractions of everyday life. He encourages us to focus on what’s important right now and to set aside things we have no control over.And, the Egyptian goddess  Hathor helps us to overcome indecision and grants us the ability to hear and trust the voices of the Divine and that of our own heart.  She tells us ” Indecision can be your enemy, whose goal is keep you distracted and from hearing the voice of your heart Remember that each moment gives you the opportunity to learn and grow. It is what you were made for!”


Our Sacred Stone for the day is Azurite. This stone can used to guide the development of intuition as it expands the mind to promote clear thinking, understanding and new perspectives.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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A New Year Filled With growth: Cat’s Angel Message for January 1, 2019 

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A New Year Filled With growth: Cat’s Angel Message for January 1, 2019 

January’s Theme: Stay focused on your desires and not your fears or past happenings. Our thoughts  are ready to manifest into reality and by staying focused on what’s positive we lessen the power of the things that we fear.


We all have a social mask, right? We put it on, we go out, put our best foot forward, our best image. But behind that social mask is a personal truth, what we really, really believe about who we are and what we’re capable of. – Phil McGraw


11:  Welcome to the new year! Let’s first take a look at the number for 2019 (2+0+1+9=11/ 1+1= 3) which is 3. The new year will focus on our communication and social skills. It will teach us to our lives with joy and optimism as well as in using our creative abilities to help us manifest our goals and dreams. To aid your progress be sure to live authentically. In other words be yourself and be true to yourself. And remember to  pay attention to Divine guidance and your own intuition.

Today the Universe is reminding us that we are not alone and help is always available to us. Have faith in yourself and know that your prayers have been heard and the wheels are in motion. Divine right timing will also be important so don’t skip any steps as even the smallest ones need to be taken to complete the process. 2019 will be a year of personal growth and evolution so embrace your divine spark to bring clarity, inner peace and  greater self love.


Archangel Uriel gives us the information that we need when we need it. This assists us during the manifestation process by enhancing our problem solving skills so that we can make the decisions that are best for our current situations and our overall evolution. The Ascended Master Maitreya, the Laughing Buddha, brings us peace and teaches us about the healing power of laughter. Being able to find the humor in our lives reduces our stress levels and brings peace and clarity. And the Egyptian Goddess Maat teaches us that the point of balance is thin and feather light. It is achieved through truth and self honesty. She reminds us  to “Honor yourself by being truthful. It is truth that creates order out of difficult or confusing situations. It is also truth that keeps your inner scales balanced, your energy free and your heart feather light.”


Our Sacred Stone for today is Pietersite (The Tempest Stone). Use this stone to help access our intuition and create a link to a loving level of guidance. It helps to strengthen the will and increases our focus of where we really want life to take us.  We can also use white feathers. While this is obviously not a stone it IS a symbol the Goddess Maat. Carry one as charm or a reminder of truth and integrity.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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