Cat’s Morning Bits for January 13, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 13, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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

January is named for the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depecited with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future.

January Events

Jan. 1 Happy New Year! Welcome 2021

Jan. 1 Ellis Island Day

Jan. 3 J.R.R. Tolkien Day

Jan. 5 Twelfth Night

Jan. 12/13 New Moon 9:00 pm PST/ 10:00 pm MST/ 12:00 am EST

Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 19 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan. 20 Inauguration Day USA

Jan. 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan. 27 Holocaust Memorial Day

Jan. 28 Full “Wolf” Moon 11:16 am PST/ 12:16 pm MST/ 2:16 pm .m. EST

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20


Spirit Library: Energised from Above and Below (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Now is a time where we must harness the energy of our soul, our heart, our mind and our spirit to bring forth the structures need for a new reality.

Read more….

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Spiritual Unite: CELTIC TREE OF LIFE MEANING – NATURE AND LINKING REALMS

While the Celtic Tree of Life symbol has been made extremely popular by its more modern use in art and décor, its importance as a symbol stretches all the way back to the Ancient Celts.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Creation of the World in Norse Mythology

In Norse mythology, there are 9 worlds that are divided among three levels all held together by the world tree, Ygdrasil. But the nine worlds and Ygdrasil were not there in the beginning.

Read more….

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The Swan Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle – Totem Animal, Power Animal – Magical Crafting

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MBG: How An Astrologer Connects Her Wellness Practices To The Cosmos

In this excerpt from her new book Cosmic Health, astrologer Jennifer Racioppi shares her five pillars for living in sync with nature and the cosmos. Beyond reading your horoscope daily, Racioppi says these practices can help you glean more strength, connection, and purpose from the natural world that surrounds you.

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Today’s DIY: Polish Me Body Scrub

Here is a super simple body scrub recipe that you can make right now at home because you probably have the ingredients in your kitchen.

Read More….

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Elephant Journal: 5 Powerful Hug Substitutes if you’re Flying Solo & Craving Touch Right Now.

“Happy new year, Momma,” I said.
I could feel the knot welling up in my throat. “I love you. I’m sending you the biggest virtual hug right now.”

Read more…..

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Treehugger: Why Does My Cat Sleep on Me?

Sometimes cats prefer to nap in a private perch or choose the safety of a hidden nook, but sooner or later, most cats end up sleeping on their owner’s lap, chest, or even head.

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EarthSky News: Tonight is New Year’s Eve in the Julian calendar

Today’s date – January 13, 2021 – may be just another Monday in the Gregorian calendar, but it’s the last day of the year by the Julian calendar, which was first introduced to the world by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C. It’s the Julian New Year, sometimes called the Old New Year or the Orthodox New Year.

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Patheos-Pagan: Ways to Ground, Center and Shield

If your world at the moment feels off the rails, either the world at large, or your personal sphere, it is usually a clear reminder to ground, center and shield.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Children of Éire

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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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

For the record, here’s what really matters, every single day:

That you know how much you’re loved.

Mean it,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cast Iron Pizza

The best thing about cooking is practice makes perfect, and I wanted to create perfection with homemade pizza. Here, I will share with you my pizza dough I make at home.

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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

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
January 13, 2021

Speech
“Let us say what we feel, and feel what we say; let speech harmonize with life.”

-Seneca the Younger (5? B.C. – C.E. 65)


One way that we can be true to ourselves is with our speech. Are we saying what we mean? Are we meaning what we say? When we are in harmony with our words and our actions, we are in harmony with life. It takes too much time and energy to say things just because we are “supposed to.” It has to feel right, it has to resonate within us, for it to be real.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

Wake up with a bright, buoyant spirit that will prevent any snag or difficulty from getting you down. You should acknowledge no setbacks or let any problem get in your way. If something comes up that needs more attention, you’ll deal with it without thinking twice. You can deal with any delay and make a quick if not instantaneous recovery.

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. AND 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 November 16, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 16, 2020

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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“November’s sky is chill and drear,
November’s leaf is red and sear.”

Sir Walter Scott

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 1 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 3 Election Day (USA)

Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST

Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST

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Spirit Library: Reaching Conclusion (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This has been a year of powerful and intense energy, which has significantly enhanced our spiritual awareness to expand our consciousness. Many profound changes and transformations have occurred as much of what we previously perceived as reality has come up for revision

Read more…..

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Celtic Myth – The Isle of Destiny – Extra Mythology – #1

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Spirituality & Health Magazine: Buddies on the Spiritual Path
BY RIVVY NESHAMA
Having a buddy with you as you journey through life is crucial, especially for those times when you find yourself feeling lost. Read More.

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ThoughtCo: Snow Magic

When winter rolls around, in some parts of the world there is an abundance of wonderful white stuff–snow! If you live in one of those areas, it makes sense to take advantage of snow’s natural properties and work those energies into your magical endeavors.

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MBG: The Astrologers Have Spoken & This Week, We’re In For A Fresh Perspective

Peacekeeping Venus is flowing through its home sign of Libra until the weekend, attempting to serve justice without capsizing the boat.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: A GUIDE TO ART JOURNALING TO SUPPORT WELL BEING & how to get started in easy steps.

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Elephant Journal: It’s Vata Season: How to use Ayurveda to Listen to our Body’s Signals.

Have you been feeling exhausted, nervous, and achy of late?
With the uncertainties brought about by the pandemic and the U.S. elections, do you find yourself struggling with fear, loneliness, or anxiousness? Do you notice a change in your sleep schedule? Be it waking up around 1:30-2:00 a.m. to experiencing extreme insomnia.

Read more…

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Treehugger: 14 Photos That Show the Wonderful Diversity of Wading Birds

The charisma of wading birds is often overlooked or underestimated when it comes to the wide swath of singing birds, raptors and other engaging species. But those long-legged birds that mill about in marshes, mudflats and mangroves have so much to offer in diversity and sheer beauty.

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EarthSky News: Young moon at dusk; meteors at night

In 2020, the young moon assures us of dark skies for this year’s Leonid meteor shower. This annual shower is active from about November 6 to 30 each year, and this year, the peak night is expected to fall on November 16-17, 2020. You may see as many as 10 to 15 meteors per hour in the wee hours before dawn November 17

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Patheos-Pagan: Home For The (Pagan) Holidays, If Only in My Dreams

“Home for the holidays” has never felt more loaded with implication than it does in this, the year of quarantine. So many are feeling a year of milestones slip behind them, and are facing what is normally “the most wonderful time of the year” knowing that this year, many will be home “only in their dreams.”

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Lindsey Stirling – Guardian

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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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Did you know that you can expect extraordinary miracles to manifest in your life about 2% more often, simply by learning that your thoughts become the things and events of your life?

“Whoop-de-do.”

And that you can expect extraordinary miracles to manifest about 25% more often, when you not only learn this, but you also visualize at least several times a week?

“Oh, cowabunga.”

But when you understand “thoughts become things,” you visualize, and you begin saying and doing things, every day, that you’ve never said or done before, the onslaught of serendipities and coincidences are immeasurable.

“OMG! I’ll have what she’s having!”

Yeah, sounds like it’s worth

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spinach and Persimmon Salad with Goat Cheese and Pomegranate

I love how the sweet persimmon balances out the tartness that you get from the pomegranate arils and creamy goat cheese. Top that with the crunch of sliced almonds, and you have the perfect fall salad.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
November 16, 2020

Searching
“What we seek we do not find – that would be too trim and tidy for so reckless and opulent a thing as life. It is something else we find.

-Susan Glaspell, The Morning Is Near Us, 1939


The journey is filled with twists and turns and all kinds of surprises. That’s what keeps life interesting. Whatever it is that we seek, we end up finding so much more than we ever could have anticipated. Those unexpected treasures we come across give meaning, and significance, to our experience

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

People may come to you for help in making a difficult decision or two. This will be second nature to you and no decision will be beyond your capabilities. The World is not so big that it can hold choices you are unable to make or decisions that could overwhelm you. Be exceptionally confident, capable, and at ease in public and private sectors today.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Staying In Motion; Cat’s Angel Message for October 23, 2020

Staying In Motion; Cat’s Angel Message for October 23, 2020

October’s Theme: Divine guidance and messages. Thoughts, ideas, and insights. These messages are important for us personally, emotionally and spiritually so work on staying open to the information that you receive.

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Handcrafting our dreams should not be rushed. Set things in motion and then let them unfold. Having all the necessary pieces will ensure your success.

~Cat

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1023: Today’s number represents our personal evolution. As we evolve, on mental, emotional and spiritual levels it brings about events that help us to enhance our quality of life. Today the Universe is asking us to explore bold new ways to bring about our transformation. Embrace your power as a creator and believe without a doubt that you are able to walk the path of your choosing. Our Spirit Helpers are assisting us today by kindling our divine spark and reminding us that it’s there. This spark is essential to our powers of creation and helps us to communicate our dreams, goals, and desires. Don’t be afraid to express yourself as this is the first big step in our own evolution.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Uriel teaches us how to access our creative database. He reminds us that sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to use a non-conventional approach. He 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 El Morya supports all who give of themselves in service of others and he shows us how to stay committed to our own growth so that we can heal and teach those in need. He reminds us that it is our faith that keeps us grounded so that we can embrace both the patience and the clear decision making needed to make things happen.

The Welsh Goddess Cerridwen uses her cauldron “Amen” to help provide us with knowledge, wisdom, personal rebirth and inspiration. remember that change brings us the transformation that we need. She reminds us “The opportunity for your own transformation lies before you. It provides you the chance to spread your wings and grow. Look into my sacred cauldron and see the vision of your path unfolding before you.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Beryl teaches us to fulfill our true potential. It helps us to see both sides of a situation, opportunity or problem and promotes strategic planning so that we can use it to our best advantage

Larimar helps us to see the things that we have to be grateful for and the tiny miracles that we take for granted. This sky blue stone also helps to ease our obsession for material things and shows us how to put things into perspective so that you manifest what you really need. It shows us how to go with the flow.

Lepidolite helps us to focus on the important things. It filters out distractions and obsessive thinking as it soothes and heals stress, reminding us to just breathe.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

I invite you to share my work as long as no changes are made and 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/

It’s About The Information: Cat’s Angel Message for October 10, 2020

It’s About The Information: Cat’s Angel Message for October 10, 2020

October’s Theme: Divine guidance and messages. Thoughts, ideas, and insights. These messages are important for us personally, emotionally and spiritually so work on staying open to the information that you receive.

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The information we receive falls into 3 categories.

What we can use.

What can be set aside for later.

What is not relevant and can discarded.

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1010: Today’s number certainly sums up this month’s theme so do your best to stay focused and centered, as this will help to keep the lines of communication open and flowing. We are being asked to work on areas involving our spiritual journey and personal development. Remember that we are creating our reality and the key is to stay optimistic about the messages and information that you receive. Messages will come in many forms, both divinely generated and through our own intuitive skills, so always be on the lookout for creative ideas and insights. The Universe is here to help you and the guidance that it offers will bring growth on all levels and each tidbit of information adds another piece to the puzzle.

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Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Uriel helps us to let go of the past and invite essential new growth into our lives. He helps us to find harmony in the things going on around us and reminds us that letting go is essential for change and transformation to take place. Today is a good day to simply touch base with him, ask for help if needed or simply express gratitude for the blessings taking place in your life.

The Ascended Master, Saint Padre Pio, keeps us on the path of spiritual and personal growth. As we continue to grow so do our abilities like intuition, compassion, and seeing through the eyes of love. His energy is strong and optimistic which helps to boost our faith and confidence.

The Hawaiian fire goddess Pele helps us to ignite our inner fire. This fire when channeled correctly helps to fuel our passions and sense of purpose. She is a goddess of empowerment teaches us about honest communication and how it aids our goal setting and getting. “Within you lives the sacred fire that gives life to your greatest dreams and passions. This part of you must be allowed to come forward, not smothered beneath fear, resentment or the expectations of others. Your fire will help you forge new paths!”

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Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Blue Lace Agate helps us to create and maintain balance during times of stress. It helps us to find our voice when indecision is a factor, allowing us to freely express thoughts and feelings in a peaceful manner

Celestite which promotes spiritual development and teaches us to reach for personal enlightenment and helps us to find peace within. It also helps us to embrace new experiences while blending instinct and intellect to create balance and harmony while providing strength and calm.

Ulexite (TV stone). This clear stone helps to burn away mental fog and promotes clarity of vision and thinking.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

I invite you to share my work as long as no changes are made and to check out my websites:

Sacred Spirals on Facebook: The place where all paths meet 

 The Desert Path: The Dusty Ramblings of a Desert Pagan

Cat’s Treasure Trove: An eclectic  collection of jewelry & gifts:

A New Month On The Horizon: Cat’s Angel Message for September 30, 2020

A New Month On The Horizon: Cat’s Angel Message for September 30, 2020

September’s Theme: “What Do I Want?” This is a question that we often ask ourselves. So as we head into Autumn and the time of introspection ask yourself that very question.

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Goodbye September, Hello October! Cat

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930: As September comes to a close give yourself a big hug. Take a moment and feel the loving energy of the Universe as it surrounds you. Today’s number embraces the principles of communication, common ground and promoting harmony between yourself and others. Remember that you are an amazing being with so many gifts to share and the angels are reminding us not to be afraid to share your truth and love with others. The world as a whole needs more teachers, givers and nurturers and you definitely qualify as that. The Universe and it’s helpers are at your call so make your requests and take the necessary steps to help create a new reality for yourself!

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Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Sandalphon hears all requests and makes sure that they get to the Angel or Ascended Master who is best able to handle them. Ask him to help you clearly understand the information that you receive (his favorite mode of communication is music!). Sandalphon also provides us with an emotional boost of courage. This is important as it helps us to make bold decisions that will help us on our path.

The Ascended Master, Saint Padre Pio, keeps us on the path of spiritual and personal growth. As we continue to grow so do our abilities like intuition, compassion, and seeing through the eyes of love. His energy is strong and optimistic which helps to boost our faith and confidence.

The Chinese Goddess Kuan Yin, who embodies compassion and mercy says, “You are a beautiful soul and have so much to offer. I can guide you on the path of self love and help you to embrace the confidence you need to free your mind, heart, and spirit. Be gentle on yourself. Joy comes from embracing the simple things which frees the energy needed to assist the creation process and help others along the way.”

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Our Sacred Stones for today include:

The gentle energy of Blue Lace Agate helps our overall communication skills by teaching us to freely express thoughts and feelings in a peaceful manner. it also allows us to find balance and emotional clam during times of stress

Amazonite. This stone is sometimes called the stone of hope. It helps us to speak our truth with confidence and instills us with hope itself. It calms and soothes frayed nerves during times of stress and helps us to feel and embrace universal love. It works with both heart and throat chakras.

Rose Quartz. This soft pink crystal is the ultimate nurturer of compassion and loving energy. It soothes the heart, mind, and spirit. It helps us to bring out the best part of ourselves so that we can help and heal not only ourselves but others as well

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

I invite you to share my work as long as no changes are made and to check out my websites:

Sacred Spirals on Facebook: The place where all paths meet  

The Desert Path: The Dusty Ramblings of a Desert Pagan

Cat’s Treasure Trove: An eclectic  collection of jewelry & gifts:

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 13, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 13, 2020

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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The dawn was apple-green,
The sky was green wine held up in the Sun,
The Moon was a golden petal between.

-D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

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July Events & Holidays

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST

July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 12 Mercury goes direct

July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST

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Spirit Library: Seesaw Experience (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This is a time of great intensity where we are completing an important evolutionary cycle. With the ending of this last eclipse season we are being exposed to new and different energies.

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Friendship Breakup Souring Spell | Witchcraft

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ThoughtCo: Celebrating Lammas When You Eat Gluten-Free

Lammas, which falls on August 1 in the northern hemisphere, and February 2 below the equator, is one of the most popular of the Pagan sabbats –

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope For July 13–19: What’s In The Stars For You?

This week’s “cirque du Soleil” begins on Tuesday, July 14, with an eye-opening opposition to Jupiter retrograde.

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Daily Good: Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life

In 2002 Thom Bond was a successful environmental engineer, passionate about designing smart buildings that used alternative energy. Then he chanced upon Marshall Rosenberg’s landmark book Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life. “By the time I read Chapter 1, it hit me that I had found what I was looking for…A set of concepts and ideas to be able to move through conflict.” Thom realized instinctively that he’d found a new technology — one that was human-oriented as opposed to building-oriented that would allow for more effective and harmonious use of energy.{ read more }

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Today’s DIY: DIY Fairy Lantern / fairy glow jars

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Elephant Journal: Writing the Emotional Wave into the Sunset—How Journalling Untangles the Knots.

On this ride of untangling the knots I’ve accumulated along the way, conditioned and then self-perpetuated, I’m learning to work with my emotional swells with a lot more clarity and calm than ever before.

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Treehugger: How to Make Dehydrated Banana Chips

You can make delicious dehydrated banana chips in your oven, in the great outdoors, or with a food dehydrator. Depending on your technique and your patience, these dried fruit treats can be ready in a few hours or a week.

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EarthSky News: Jupiter reaches opposition July 13-14

On the night of July 13-14, 2020, our planet Earth flies between the sun and the outer planet Jupiter. Our faster motion places Jupiter – largest world in our solar system, and an exceedingly bright planet in our sky – opposite the sun about once each year. In other words, Jupiter is now rising in the east as the sun is setting below the western horizon. Astronomers call this event an opposition of Jupiter.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Basics: Candle Magic

Candle magic is one of the most popular methods of working magic. It can be as simple as lighting a white candle and putting your intent into it or going the whole hog and tying in the correct colour of the candle, adding corresponding herbs, anointing with oil, carving runes or sigils, chanting a spell to go with it – or anywhere in between.

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Pagan Playlist: The Earth, The Air, The Fire, The Water, Return

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Inner Journey:

5 STEPS TO SELF-ACTUALIZATION

“Every human action, whether it has become positive or negative, must depend on motivation.”
— Dalai Lama

Monitoring what motivates me has helped me see how I am growing. I do things for different reasons now than I did 10 years ago. As we pay ongoing attention to our motives, we can see how both our conscious and unconscious attitudes are changing.

Here are some ways that our motives can shift with rising consciousness:
• I desire
• I want to collect things
• I want to know
• I want to serve
• I want to be

What are your motives as you participate in life?

“There are three kinds of people and three kinds of richness:
• people who want to have, to collect
• people who want action, work and labor
• people who want to be

“The real richness is in be-ness. People can take all that you have, all that you collected. People can stop your labor, or an accident can stop you. When you are, you never lose what you are.”
— Torkom Saraydarian

“You are what you think. You are what you go for. You are what you do!”
— Bob Richards

“A good intention clothes itself with power.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A Note from the Universe 
Let’s see, last time I checked you were still a forever being with as many second chances and new romances saved up as there are stars in the night sky; whose thoughts fly on wings, whose dreams become things, and for whom all the elements bow.

In case you were wondering.

Moonbeams,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Pesto-Stuffed Grilled Portobellos

Pesto-stuffed grilled portobellos make for the perfect summer outdoor meal. It stands alone as vegetarian fare if you serve it with fresh fruit (such as watermelon chunks and blueberries); I love it with cedar-plank grilled salmon as well. You will think you’ve died and gone to heaven.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Monday (feminine)

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

Element: Water

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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

 

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Daily Wisdom
July 13, 2020 
Helping
“What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other?”

-George Eliot
When we look for our dharma, our purpose in life, we recognize it when we can affirmatively answer the following questions: Is this something I love to do? Is this something that helps others? Of course there is a huge range of things that qualify as helpful, and we can’t all be Mother Teresa. But we can each contribute to making the world a better place, and spreading some light, love and laughter in our own unique way.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot:  The World

You may not expect or even want it, but today you will be properly acknowledged and even honored for a skill, talent, or accomplishment. Your big heart will also be appreciated. Some sort of public reward is possible, if only in the form of praise, which can be transformed into something more tangible later. If not seeking validation or kudos, be on the alert because it’s coming. You’ve earned it!

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Caring For The Garden: Cat’s Angel Message for June 5, 2020

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Caring For The Garden: Cat’s Angel Message for June 5, 2020

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


Gather seeds and plant with care. When we water them with love, the gifts within they freely share. ~Cat


65: Remember the changes that we worked on last month? Well, the Angels are reminding us to give those “seeds of change” a little love and nourishment today. These seeds are very much like the physical seeds you plant in your outdoor garden. You must care for them if they are to grow and produce results. Start looking for the signs that your “seeds have taken root” as you may start seeing good things beginning to take effect, many of these “sprouts” will relate to material issues. Maybe a new job, a move or an opportunity that you won’t want to pass up. Don’t forget to give some attention to the seeds that are already producing and make sure they aren’t withering from neglect. Changes can be a little scary at first. However, if we view them as an adventure we will find new growth popping up all over!


Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

 

Archangel Gabriel helps us to access our inner wisdom and shows us how it can guide and inspire us. Gabriel also teaches us the importance of communication on all levels. This helps us to overcome our fears so that we can complete the things we start and achieve positive results during times of transformation and change.

 

The Ascended Master Maitreya (Laughing Buddha) helps us to find peace and harmony through laughter, this gives us a clear perspective and keeps our energy flowing. He tells us that laughter is sacred and when the heart is alive with joy we are connected to the Infinite and filled with Nirvana-essence. Center your mind with the intent of enjoying yourself and you will find yourself centered in the moment. Enjoy what life has to offer and enjoy the process!

 

The Celtic goddess Brigid helps all who call to her by providing the direction and courage needed to prosper and grow. She says: “Gather the seeds that you have collected and choose the ones that best represent your path. Tell me of your dreams and desires as you plant your seeds within your heart and mind and allow fire and light to fill you. Hope and optimism shine like the sun and like the sun they hold powerful energy. This energy will help you find your way as you nurture the seeds in your care”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Moss Agate. This gentle stone promotes new beginnings and can help release the blocks that are keeping us from moving forward. It attracts new forms of abundance and teaches us how to channel our energy in new, creative ways. Often referred to as the gardener’s stone Moss Agate helps us connect to nature, the earth, and our own inner garden as well. Carry it with you or wear it during times of new growth.

Larimar helps to remove self-imposed barriers that may be keeping us from accepting our personal power and stops self-sabotaging behavior by bringing out the best in us. It helps us to see the things that we have to be grateful for and the tiny miracles that we take for granted. This sky blue stone also helps to ease our obsession for material things and shows us how to put things into perspective so that you manifest what you really need. It shows us how to go with the flow.

Mookite, a form of Jasper that comes in many creamy color combinations, promotes decision making and versatility. These things are important when we are faced with new experiences and find ourselves faced with the need to take action. It encourages us to be flexible during times of change and helps us to embrace new experiences with an open sense of adventure.


Blessings for a magickal day! Cat


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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 11, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 11, 2020

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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May Events & Holidays

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 14 Moon in 3rd Qtr. at 7:02 am PST /8:02 am MST/10:02 am EST

May 18 Victoria Day (Canada)

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

May 25 Memorial Day (USA)

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May is a green as no other,
May is much sun through small leaves,
May is soft earth,
And apple-blossoms,
And windows open to a South wind.
-Amy Lowell (1874-1925)

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Spirit Library: Where Did Gaia Go? (a message from Pepper Lewis)

Q) Years ago, I followed your communications with Gaia closely. Later on, I lost touch, which was okay because I had learned from you how to have my own relationship with Mother Earth.

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ThoughtCo: Purple Dead Nettle

Like many of the herbs that we can use in magic, purple dead nettle is, for all intents and purposes, a weed. It will take over a spring garden in no time at all, spreading with wild abandon through your yard. So why not take advantage of its folklore and magic, and use it in your workings? It’s a handy little herb to harvest.

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MBG: Is There A “Right” Way To Shuffle Tarot Decks For More Accurate Pulls?

For centuries, people have been using tarot for divination, reflection, and self-inquiry. Reading your tarot cards can be as simple as asking your deck a question, pulling one or more cards, and then interpreting the potential answers they hold. But before you pull your card(s), it’s a good idea to clear the slate from past readings by shuffling your deck. Here’s how to master your shuffle, according to the mystics.

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Daily Dream Meaning: Egyptian

1. Dreaming of living in ancient Egypt might actually be a past-life memory. Be sure to write the dream down immediately upon awakening, as an issue from that past life could be coming to the surface of your unconscious mind. Something in the dream probably relates to a concern in the present, and the dream may be giving you important insights.
2. Egypt is a land of mystery, and therefore if you dream of Egypt or things Egyptian there is probably some mystery in your life that you’d like to have resolved. Look to other symbols in the dream to discern what it is and what you should do about it.
3. Egypt is a land where a lot of secrets are being dug out of the ground. What secrets are you hiding? Or are others around you keeping things from you that you really need to know? If the other symbols in the dream support this idea, honest communication with those involved is definitely called for.

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Karma Tube: SUPERHERO: A Music Video for Our Times

In times of global crises, it becomes increasingly clear that our lives are sustained by millions of gestures, big and small made by everyday people who simply show up to do their little bit, day after day in service of the greater good. This newly released music video ‘Superhero’ is an ode to everyone in our world who lives like “we are the ones we have been waiting for.” { read more }

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Today’s DIY: Setting Up Your Altar || Witchcraft 101

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Elephant Journal: The Shadow in Me Honors the Shadow in You

The only person I’m hanging out with these days seems to be my shadow side.
From the moment I wake up, there is a wave of grief and mourning for the world I used to know. There is jealousy and spite that arises when I see people on social media “doing more than me,” and there is unmistakable rage whenever I stumble into a news portal.

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MNN: Fisherman visits dolphin every day to make up for the missing tourists

Fungie is no stranger to solitude.

Since the bottlen-nosed dolphin was first spotted in Irish waters back in 1983, he’s almost never seen with even a single friend. Fungie is so famed for his solo act, even Guinness World Records has taken notice, naming him the world’s longest-lived solitary dolphin.

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EarthSky News: Moon, 3 morning planets May 11-14

These next several mornings – May 11, 12, 13 and 14, 2020 – let the waning moon introduce you to the 3 bright morning planets. Jupiter is by far the brightest of the threesome, beaming some 7 times more brilliantly than either Saturn or Mars. Jupiter ranks as the 4th-brightest celestial body, after the sun, moon and the planet Venus, respectively.

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Patheos-Pagan: Working Magic: Communication

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

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Pagan Playlist: The Hobbit (Part 1): ‘Song Of Durin’ by Eurielle – Lyric Video (Lyrics by J.R.R. Tolkien)

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Inner Journey:

GIVING CHOICE

“Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give.”
— David O. McKay

I want to choose the details of my life. Fortunately, I’ve come to appreciate how important it is to give others the freedom to choose their own paths.

None of us wants our choice robbed from us. I can’t know what’s best for anyone but me. So why give unsolicited advice to others and expect them to follow it?

“The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.”
— Samuel Butler

“What man wants is simply independent choice, whatever that may cost and wherever it may lead.”
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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A Note from the Universe
You’re dreaming-g-g-g.

Dreaming of lavender fields, turquoise seas, and emerald isles. Mountains that rise and fall, oceans that heave and sigh, and jungles that give and take.

You’ve dreamed up heaven and earth. All of the people and all of the places. What’s “good” and what’s not. What you like and what you don’t.

You’ve dreamed of me, and of yourself, and of things you no longer remember, yet they, too, carry on.

Yet as meticulous as you’ve been, there are some things, I dare say, that are too often forgotten, that you’re dreaming, that you’re free, and that the dreamer is always greater than their dream.

Z-z-z-z-z-z-z,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Chewy Coconut Bars

You can’t eat just one of these delicious bar cookies packed with chocolate, coconut, and walnuts.

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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
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood
Monday belongs to the Moon. Monday’s energy best aligns itself with efforts that deal with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
May 11, 2020

Consistency
“True consistency, that of the prudent and the wise, is to act in conformity with circumstances.”

-John C. Calhoun (1782-1850)

 

This is interesting to think about – so many times we look at consistency as a virtue. And it is in some situations. But when we look at the “big picture” we see how things change, and so why wouldn’t our minds change with the times? For example, we might start out with an allegiance to a particular political party, only to change our minds and vote another way come election time. Is that being inconsistent? I don’t think so. The consistency comes with being true to ourselves.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Star

There is an unbeatable sense of peace and security emanating from you today. The Star card indicates that you have overcome a lot of obstacles in your love life lately, and you’ve learned to heavily rely on sensitivity and optimism. There is a sense of joy and peace encouraging you to move forward. Your next romantic move will be epic

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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/

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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A Sacred Gift: Cat’s Angel Message for March 10, 2020

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A Sacred Gift: Cat’s Angel Message for March 10, 2020

March Theme: Manifesting our dreams and goal requires focus and clarity. By working on self-love we find the inner peace needed to navigate our path like a pro.


The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. – Albert Einstein


310: Today the Universe is 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.


Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Uriel can help us to overcome obstacles by showing us where the solutions are that will lead to our success. He provides us with additional information that we need to make the most informed decisions we can. No problem is too great or too small for him to assist with. Uriel also helps us to gain spiritual understanding and creative insight. Today is a good day to simply touch base with him, ask for help if needed or simply express gratitude for the blessings taking place in your life.

The Ascended Master Melchizedek helps keep our energy balanced and flowing. This is essential for using our gifts and understanding the information we receive. He can also help diffuse any unpleasant situations that can arise as we go through change and transformation. Since he helps us heal through color, pay attention to the colors that draw you or feel relevant.

The Greek Goddess Artemis helps us to hone our intuitive skills so that we get the information we need without the unnecessary backwash. She teaches us how to trust in ourselves and honor our own wisdom and that by following our inner guidance system we are setting ourselves on the path of authenticity and personal truth. Allow yourself to be a “huntress” like Artemis and track down your inner power. She tells us, “All the skills and knowledge you need for success lives within you. Your inner wisdom is a powerful thing and you know in your heart when something is good and right.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Angelite helps us to connect to the angelic realms by enhancing our lines of communication. It is also a good stone for healers as it strengthens attunement and perception.

Dioptase helps us to create a more balanced life while we work toward achieving our personal goals. It also teaches us to see things in joy and the best in every action.

Purple Fluorite helps strengthen our intuitive powers as it helps dispel fixed ideas and thoughts and brings rational thinking forward so that new information is easily accepted. It is a protective stone that draws away negative energy and stress. It cleans and re-energizes the aura and promotes overall harmony and order.


Blessings for a magickal day! Cat


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Questions and Answers: Cat’s Angel Message for March 3, 2020

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Questions and Answers: Cat’s Angel Message for March 3, 2020

March Theme: Manifesting our dreams and goal requires focus and clarity. By working on self-love we find the inner peace needed to navigate our path like a pro.


Sharpen your pencil as you create the story of your life. Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view – what is the highest and best use of your talents, skills and abilities? When you answer that, seize the opportunity to sharpen those qualities even more sharply by applying your focused effort. – Mary Anne Radmacher


33: Like any dear friend the Ascended Masters will provide us with unconditional love and support, and like the angels, we just need to ask in order to receive their assistance. Speaking to them is easy, and all personal, spiritual and emotional questions issues are all within their realm. There is nothing too small or too big for them to tackle. While each Ascended Master has their own energy signature there will always be the underlying feeling very similar to that you receive from a beloved relative or mentor. Open yourself to receiving their guidance which may come as thoughts, feelings or ideas. They may even send you a physical item like a feather or unusual stone or object that has special meaning to you. It could even be help from an unexpected source. The key is to open your spiritual sensors and let the energy flow freely and embrace the lines of communication.


Today’s Spiritual Helpers include:

Archangel Sandalphon hears all requests and makes sure that they get to the Angel or Ascended Master who is best able to handle them. Ask him to help you clearly understand the information that you receive (his favorite mode of communication is music!). Sandalphon also provides us with an emotional boost of courage. This is important as it helps us to make bold decisions that will help us on our path.

The Ascended Master El Morya can help if you have trouble staying present and focused in the now. He teaches us the importance of putting aside what we cannot control so that we are free to think about other things. He reminds us that it is our faith that keeps us grounded so that we can embrace both the patience and the clear decision making needed to make things happen.

The Ascended Master Mother Mary provides us with all forms of healing. She surrounds us with her gentle energy and helps to fill our hearts with love as she imparts feelings of peace and safety as she gently heals the dark, hidden places within while showing us the path that leads to compassion and forgiveness which are essential to healing ourselves and helping others.

Here are a few more Ascended Masters and their areas of expertise. Buddha: Balance, inner peace and moderation

Jesus: All areas of faith. Moses: Communication with God, faith, and leadership

Saint Germain: Life Purpose, direction

Saint John of God: Helps with anxiety and depression

Saint Padre Pio: Healing/healers, spiritual growth

Saint Therese: Healing, spiritual counseling

Serapis Bey: Loving care, spiritual insight or peace

Solomon: Helps you do things better and more efficiently

Vywamus: Helps lightworkers, all aspects of Life Purpose, Inspiration, discovering talents.


Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Kyanite is a spiritual stone that helps us to connect to our guides by opening the paths of communication. It also allows us to speak from the heart and to speak our truth as it cuts through the things that are keeping us from moving forward.

Larimar helps to promote contact and communication with the angelic realms. Blesses you with peace, love, and tranquility.

Moldavite helps to elevate our consciousness and helps us to connect to the Ascended Masters.

Tanzanite helps to link with the angelic realms, spirit guides, and the ascended masters.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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