Cat’s Morning Bits for November 13, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 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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If there be ice in November that will bear a duck,
There will be nothing thereafter but sleet and muck.
-Proverb

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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: Know That You Will Be Triumphant (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The energies that have been building over the past several months are coming to a peak. As a result, there is a clash between the old and the new. Events both individually and collectively are calling attention to that which we need to surrender and release.

Read more…..

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The Witch of Wanderlust: Charming, Charging & Enchanting Jewelry || Spellwork

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ThoughtCo: Jar Spells in Folk Magic

In many traditions of folk magic, particularly in North America, a spell is sealed inside a jar, bottle or another container. This serves a number of purposes – the first being that it keeps the magic concentrated, and prevents it from escaping before the spell has been completed.

Read more……

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MBG: How To Thrive During This Weekend’s New Moon In Secretive Scorpio

Ready for an extreme makeover? Or a notable shift? The 2020 Scorpio new moon gets the ball rolling.

In secretive Scorpio, change is as much an “inside job” as it is an outer transformation. This is the nudge you need to examine your beliefs, buried feelings, and self-imposed limitations.

Read more….

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Daily Good: What Is Compassion?

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well, can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.

Pema Chodron –

What Is Compassion?

“Compassion literally means to suffer together. Among emotion researchers, it is defined as the feeling that arises when you are confronted with anothers suffering and feel motivated to relieve that suffering.” We are living in a time where a deep understanding of, and value for, compassion is more critical than ever. More from Dachner Keltner on the evolutionary roots of compassion here. { read more }

Be The Change

Experiment with trying to look for the basis of shared humanity in every single one of your interactions this week. Notice how this orientation affects you, and perhaps others.

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The Green Witch: An In-depth Q&A | What to do With Offerings | How to Work Magick Without Visualization | and More

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Elephant Journal: The Perfect Dark Moon Ritual to Release Grief & Open our Hearts. {November 14}

Grief is such a mercurial thing.
You think you’ve got it all figured out, shaving scraped it from the depths of your soul, and then there it is—peeking at you from around some unsuspecting corner.

Or, it is that thing we are afraid to look at altogether—in case it breaks like an aging dam over our whole existence.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: 8 of the Cutest Toxic Caterpillars

Few other larvae are as captivating as the caterpillar. The juvenile form of butterflies and moths inhabit the world of charming creepy-crawlies, like ladybugs and fireflies—the kind of insects that are more Lewis Carroll than Franz Kafka.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Watch for Leonid meteors

Watch for meteors in the annual Leonid meteor shower from midnight till dawn. In 2020, the new moon on November 15 guarantees darkness (from rural locations) for the next several nights. The meteors are expected to fall most abundantly in the dark hours before dawn on Tuesday, November 17. You may see as many as 10 to 15 meteors per hour.

Read more……

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Patheos-Pagan: What is a Devotional Practice?

Let’s talk about what exactly a devotional practice is and why it’s important. Merriam-Webster defines a devotional as “a short worship service”. I have to admit, as someone whose training is in Wicca and Druidry, that definition is a bit obscure to me. I Googled “worship service” just to see what our friends over at Merriam-Webster were even talking about.

Read more…….

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Pagan Playlist: The Witch’s Daughter – Ashley Serena

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Inner Journey: LIFE AS A MIRROR

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
— C.G. Jung

We get clues about our unconscious programming if we watch our reactions, responses, feelings and thoughts about other people and events. Ask yourself: How do I judge or stereotype people? What pushes my buttons? What makes me angry or fearful or sad?

The outer incidents that trigger these reactions in me simply MIRROR my own nature. If I didn’t have beliefs around the issues that upset me, where would my reactions come from? If I didn’t have some internal reference, I wouldn’t react at all.

When outer events spark a reaction, we need to look inside to explore what’s going on.

“We discover in ourselves what others hide from us and we recognize in others what we hide from ourselves.”
— Vauvenargues

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A Note from the Universe

Get out, get out, get out even more!

Because there are people you’ve yet to meet, laughs you’ve yet to share, stories you’ve yet to live, and riches you’ve yet to tap, that will not find you under any other circumstances.

See you there,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cranberry Orange Rolls

A different take on sticky cinnamon rolls! I like to frost these cranberry buns with a simple vanilla glaze, but feel free to use any kind of icing you like!

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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


Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
November 13, 2020

Moderation
“To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.”

-William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


We all have goals in mind, something that we are working towards. Life is more a marathon than a sprint. We have to pace ourselves, and make sure we don’t get worn out. Sure, we give it our all, but there are times when we put on the steam and other times when we ease off to organize. With this kind of moderation, we can make it as far as we want to go.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

No matter what is on the schedule, you may need to step out and start something else new and exciting. Your regular duties and usual work won’t be neglected. You’ll just realize that there are other wonderful things that you do not want to postpone nor neglect any longer. This kind of dynamic spirit makes the day go fast and makes everything easier. Have a great day!

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)
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We Could Use It: Cat’s Angel Message for October 4, 2020

We Could Use It: Cat’s Angel Message for October 4, 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 world could use use more light-bringers and compassion warriors. ~Cat

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104: Today the Universe is reminding us that we are always surrounded by divine love. This powerful energy is shared freely and we are being asked to do the same. Empathy and compassion, for self, and for others, are gifts that we can share everyday. While we may not understand or agree with a particular situation or event we can express empathy for what others (or even yourself) are going through. If you are feeling out of sorts today take a moment to clear and center and ask the Source to fill your being with love, peace, and gratitude. Remember, when you love yourself it’s easier to share that love with others. Love and compassion are superpowers that transform all that they touch. Who will you touch today?

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Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Jophiel the angel of Illumination and wisdom, fills us with beautiful, loving thoughts and uplifting energy which helps us to create a fresh approach to life. Jophiel tells us that goodness and beauty surround us all the time. By keeping ourselves open to receiving these blessings it draws the things we need directly to us. This is a reminder that slowing down activates our creative mind and makes these things easier to visualize and grasp and by taking the time to “smell the roses” the attitude of gratitude flows more easily.

The Ascended Master Yogananda teaches us how to open the channels of divine communication and promotes feelings of divine love and teaches us about peace and how to share it. He can offer assistance in all things including your spiritual path.

The Egyptian Goddess Nuit (Nut) represents the sky and the cosmos. She is a mother goddess, a life giver. She teaches us the importance of nurturing those in our care with patience and love. As a cosmic goddess she reminds us of our divine place in the Universe and while we may feel small and insignificant the truth is far different. She says” Rejoice in your own power. It is love and patience that allow you to shape the world and make you a creator in your own right. You do not need to have born a child to be a mother this essence live within all. Embrace it and send it to those around you.”

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Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Inspirational Apatite helps us to be of service by encouraging us to be more open and at ease in social situations as it promotes a humanitarian attitude.

Malachite. Which helps to support friendships and promotes empathy towards others. It also strengthens our ability to absorb and process information so that we can show our feelings in a positive way. Malachite helps those making aggressive personal or life changes. It brings a sense of adventure to our transformation as it shows us what is blocking our spiritual growth and the best way to move forward.

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

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Thought For The Day: Sept. 14, 2020 “Simple Acts”

Happy Monday,

We all want to see world peace and healing. But it won’t happen overnight. All of us have a role to play in making things better. While some are bound to create big things the truth is that most of us can help by doing the small ones. Speak the truth. Speak with compassion. Do good where you can and be kind. Small, simple things matter and the more small, simple things we do the greater the effect and impact.

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I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 24, 2020

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 24, 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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** Mercury Retrograde from June 18- July 12

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In these divine pleasures permitted to me of walks in the June night under moon and stars, I can put my life as a fact before me and stand aloof from its honor and shame.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82)

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Spirit Library: Deeper Understandings (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are gaining deeper understandings and different perspectives on old issues as the incoming energy highlights what we need to see, heal and resolve at this time.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: How Energy Healers Incorporate Feathers in Healing Sessions

An energy healer can incorporate the use of feathers during healing sessions in various ways.

The healer may breathe through the feather during a toning session. Chanting sounds through a feather on client’s body can elicit a powerful healing.

Read more…

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MBG: How To Give Yourself An Abhyanga Ayurvedic Massage From Home

When’s the last time you had a massage? For most of us, it was a while ago—a splurge on a vacation or birthday treat. But ask an ayurveda practitioner the same question, and they’ll probably answer “this morning.”

Read more…..

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Daily Dream Meaning: Accident

A warning – the details of which depend on other symbols in the dream.
1. If you dream of an accident while traveling by car, this could be a hint that you should either avoid travel at this time, or, if you can’t avoid it, make sure that your car is in the best possible condition before you leave.
2. Stay away from planes, trains, buses, boats, or dangerous walking, such as hiking in the mountains, for at least a day after you have the dream, and preferably for a week. If you must go, take a cell phone with you (in case you must call for help), as well as first aid supplies.

astrology.com

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Pioneer Thinking: Staying Cool, The Green Way

It’s cool to be green, and green can keep you cool – especially in hot weather. Here are ten tips for maintaining a comfortable home without relying on the air conditioner this summer.

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Today’s DIY: Making a Whimsical LANTERN (with Realistic Fire Effect)!

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Elephant Journal: A Tender way to Cultivate Self-Love & Self-Compassion.

There’s a photo of me sitting on the top of my bookshelf in my room.
It’s a 5th grade school photo, I think. I’m wearing a black shirt and glasses. I have a little barrette pinned to the top right side of my hair.

Read more….

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Treehugger: How to Identify Different Types of Bees

When was the last time you were in your garden, saw a bee, grabbed it and squeezed it? Probably never, right?
Unless you’ve done that, there’s a good chance that if you’ve ever been stung it wasn’t by a bee, said Becky Griffin. And she would know.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Two lunar perigees in June 2020

The moon in its orbit swings closest to Earth at perigee, and farthest away from Earth at apogee. There are a total of 13 lunar perigees in 2020, so it’s inevitable that one calendar month this year has to harbor two lunar perigees. That double feature happens in June 2020.

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Patheos-Pagan: Dance of the Maenad: Magic 001

I’ve been a pagan for most of my life. Like a lot of people, my first introduction was the kind of watered-down Wicca a lot of people consider to be a common basis of paganism – honoring the (Celtic) Wheel of the Year, calling the quarters, chants ending in “so mote it be”, and, yes, Silver Ravenwolf.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Trees of Eternity – Sinking Ships (demo version) Promo Video

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Inner Journey:

YOU ARE WORTHY!

“A person’s worth is contingent upon who he is, not upon what he does, or how much he has. The worth of a person, or a thing, or an idea, is in being, not in doing, not in having.”
— Alice Mary Hilton

As a human being, as spirit manifested in form, you are innately worthy. Your worthiness does not have to be strengthened or improved. However, you may not PERCEIVE yourself to be worthy.

If you doubt your self-worth, consciously or unconsciously, you will limit the good things you will allow into your life.

Do you consider yourself worthy? It may help to answer these questions:
• Do you find it easier to give than to receive?
• Do you have as much money as you would like?
• Do you feel driven to improve yourself?
• Do you value other people’s time more highly than your own?
• How would you feel if someone offered to pay you a salary of $1 million/year?

If you find you lack self-worth, don’t despair. Just being aware of your self-worth issues will help you let them go.

“Every achiever that I have ever met says, ‘My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'”
— Dr. Robert H. Schuller

“We cannot achieve more in life than what we believe in our heart of hearts we deserve to have.”
— James R. Ball

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A Note from the Universe

If you have to ask for “signs,” let this need of yours be a “sign” that you should make haste very s-l-o-w-l-y.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: A Nutritious 2-Ingredient Popsicle Recipe To Try This Summer

Popsicles may be an afterthought for three seasons out of the year, but as soon as summer hits, it’s hard to not crave the cooling snack. Unfortunately, they’re usually high in sugar and made with artificial ingredients.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Wednesday (masculine)

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
June 24, 2020

Good
“Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.”

-Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121-180)

 
There are so many debates about what “good” is, and man’s nature, whether we are “wired” for good or selfish motives. But does it matter? We all have our own definitions of what good is. If we’d just live up to that, this world would be a better place. Do good, be good – whatever that means to you!

-Lissa Coffey

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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/

Thought For The Day: April 8, 2020 “Being Kind”

Happy Wednesday,

Small acts of kindness are important. Kind words, acts of compassion, a phone call, your time, a smile,  a helping hand. We are all capable of these things every day and maybe right most of all. We are all in this together and through kindness, we can make a difference.

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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/

Two Hands: Cat’s Angel Message for March 19, 2020

 

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Two Hands: Cat’s Angel Message for March 19, 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.


As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others. – Audrey Hepburn


319:  Today the angels are asking us to review the ways that we can be of service to others. This can be as simple as lending a helping hand to a friend, family member, neighbor or even stranger. You can pay someone a compliment, give a hug or even a smile. Sometimes the best service we can provide is by simply setting a good example. Every day we inspire others even though we may not be aware of doing so. Through patience, compassion and positive focus we can help ourselves and others lead healthier and more peaceful lives. Sometimes it’s the little things that mean the most and make the biggest impact!


Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Michael teaches us that through compassion and commitment to our beliefs we can lead effectively through example. He sets us on the path of commitment to our purpose by showing us how to work through obstacles that pop up as he teaches us that we have what it takes to create new things for ourselves as he helps us reach new levels of self confidence.

The Ascended Master Mother Mary surrounds us with her gentle energy and helps to fill our hearts with love. She teaches us about compassion and forgiveness which are essential to healing ourselves and helping others.

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 will free the energy needed to assist the creation process and help others along the way.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Inspirational Apatite helps us to be of service by encouraging us to be more open and at ease in social situations as it promotes a humanitarian attitude.

Fuchsite helps us to understand our personal interactions with others, particularly in the areas of basic life concerns. It teaches self worth and how to do what is necessary to get others moving in the right direction without doing everything for them.

Chalcedony brings the mind, body, spirit, and emotions into harmony by calming fear, anger or self doubt. It also promotes good feelings towards self and others.


Blessings for a magickal day! Cat


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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 18, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 18, 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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March Events & Holidays

March 18: Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins

March 20: Ostara/ Spring Equinox

March 24: New Moon : 2:28 am PST./ 3:28 am MST/ 5:28 am EST

March 27: Easter

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It is the first mild day of March:
Each minute sweeter than before
The redbreast sings from the tall larch
That stands beside our door.
-William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

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Spirit Library: A Call for Compassion

Yesterday, a friend sent me a video of two women fighting over toilet paper in a grocery store. “Can you believe this insanity?” my friend asked. “What’s happening in the world?”

Good question, I replied.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Celebrating Ostara With Kids

Ostara is the season of the spring equinox, and falls around March 20 in the northern hemisphere (it’ll be somewhere near September 20 if you’re one of our readers below the equator). This the time when spring begins anew,

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MBG: 5 Ways We’re Connected: A Philosopher’s Take On Modern Spirituality

Below the surface of our incoherent, competitive, and sometimes chaotic universe, coherence-building “holotropic” developments (meaning, a “moving towards wholeness”) are taking place. In other words, our society is a holistic whole, even if you might think we’re a bit individualistic and incongruent.

Read more…

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Daily Dream Meaning: Dolphin

Dolphins are intelligent and friendly animals, and have often been known to rescue drowning people at sea. Therefore, they have long been symbols of compassion, helpfulness, empathy, and caring.
1. If you’re beset with troubles, dreaming of a dolphin could mean that help from someone who cares is on the way.
2. Playing with a dolphin implies that happier, more carefree times are on the way.
3. Encountering several dolphins hints that you are, or soon will be, surrounded by a circle of friends who will provide you with a valuable support system.

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Daily Good: Guarding the Tongue: The Importance of Right Speech

“A few years ago, I went through an estrangement with a close friend because of the words I used to refer to her partner’s behavior. Although he did not hear what she and I said in our phone conversation, by “chance” he saw my e-mail that followed it. I meant no harm. I thought I was being supportive of my friend. But it was careless speech on my part, and it has cost me dearly. The painful repercussions of my experience awoke me to a simple fact. While I had been careful in watching the movement of breath in meditation, I had not been as attentive in watching the words coming out of my mouth. I’d neglected an essential aspect of spiritual practice–“guarding the tongue.”” More in this thoughtful essay.{ read more }

Be The Change

Experiment with right speech in your conversations with others this week. What situations are you most challenged in? What do you notice coming up in yourself when you “guard the tongue”?

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Today’s DIY: Travel Altar

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Elephant Journal: The Artist’s Stay-at-Home & Stay Sane Guide.

I took a leap three years ago.
I was homebound after breaking my ankle in a soccer game, and I hit submit on my first ever article to Elephant Journal. I’d been reading Elephant for years, and I finally decided I would stop sitting in self-pity at home and at least make something good come out of it.

Read more…

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MNN: 5 math holidays everyone should know
Mark your calendar to celebrate moles, pi and spirals.

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EarthSky News: Moon sweeps past 4 planets before sunup March 17-20

Before sunrise on March 17, 18, 19 and 20 – the week of 2020’s early March equinox – look east! You’ll find the moon as a thinner crescent on each succeeding morning, and you’ll find the moon sweeping past four bright morning planets: first bright Jupiter and Mars, which are now very close together in the sky, then Saturn, then Mercury.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Three Calming Practices for Challenging Times

Many pagans experience the blessing and challenge of being tuned in to the emotions of others. Even when we do not consider ourselves to be empaths, most of us are more empathic than your average person.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

CREATE HAPPINESS RIGHT NOW

“It is our basic right to be a happy person, happy family, and eventually a happy world. That should be our goal.”
— Dalai Lama

Little adjustments to our attitude and approach each day can create a major difference in our appreciation of life. On the surface, nothing changes. At the same time, absolutely everything does.

Use your awareness or your imagination to bring happiness to this moment. Find something to appreciate. Do this as often as you remember to do so, and your world will transform.

” … we can no longer afford to throw away even one ‘unimportant’ day by not noticing the wonder of it all. We have to be willing to discover and then appreciate the authentic moments of happiness available to all of us every day.”
— Sarah Ban Breathnach

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A Note from the Universe

Have you noticed it, too? How fears are a lot like highway billboards?

The faster you’re moving, the quicker they approach, the larger they get, and the more they block your view of what’s real and alive. To the point that they tower above you, larger than life itself, giving you pause and more reason than ever to turn around and retreat to safety.

Yet if you muster the courage to stay the course, in just a blink they’re behind you, put into proper perspective. And then as quickly as they appeared, they completely vanish.

If you want to stay the course, then please, just stay the course.

Tallyho, ho, ho –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Brown Sugar Banana Bread

“Brown sugar and cinnamon add depth to this moist, sweet bread. The perfect present for friends and loved ones!”

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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, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, 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
March 18, 2020

Reason
“Neither believe nor reject anything because any other persons or description of persons have rejected or believed it. Your own reason is the only oracle given you by heaven.”

-Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
That still, small, voice of reason sometimes speaks volumes. We don’t have to be swayed by incentives or seduced by sales – we know what is reasonable – we know what is True. When we can get past that “noise” and listen to reason, the reason that exists within each one of us, we know what is right for us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

The Wheel of Fortune shows that your love life is constantly rotating and changing. As the carnival barker proclaims: “Round and round and round it goes; where it will stop, nobody knows!” Part of the excitement is the uncertainty. Luck is on your side, but you have to have faith that everything that’s happening right now is for the best.

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Thought For The Day: March 12, 2020 ” Kindness and Compassion”

Happy Thursday,

Just a reminder today about kindness. Even though the world is in panic mode right now doesn’t mean that kindness and compassion should take a back seat. The little things still matter and we can still do things for others. We can all make a difference and bring cheer and hope even during difficult situations.

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Practicing Compassion: Cat’s Angel Message for February 26, 2020

 

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Practicing Compassion: Cat’s Angel Message for February 26, 2020

February’s Theme: Trusting in the “unseen” and believing in yourself puts you on the path to manifesting your dreams and goals.


If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. – Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


226:  Today the angels are asking us to share the gift of compassion with others. We sometimes get caught up in our own “stuff” and forget to check on those closest to us. Never assume that loved ones will always come to you if something is needed. We have been working on self-confidence and intuition this month. Both can help you if showing others that you care is difficult. This can be hard for some people and they come across as aloof or gruff because they want to “be there” but simply don’t know how to go about it. A good opener is a simple “How are you?”, “So things are going okay for you?” Intuition goes hand in hand with compassion and if it directs you to a specific person there may be a reason behind it. Our message today is ” Gather your loved ones close, let them know you love them and never forget the healing power of a simple touch or a hug.”


Today’s Spiritual Helpers include:

Archangel Zadkiel helps us to bring our compassionate energy forward and to share it with others. He teaches us that true compassion and healing lie in our ability to forgive ourselves and others. This is one of the best self-healing practices and gifts that we can give ourselves.

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 Egyptian Goddess Nuit (Nut) represents the sky and the cosmos. She is a mother goddess, a life-giver. She teaches us the importance of nurturing those in our care with patience and love. As a cosmic goddess she reminds us of our divine place in the Universe and while we may feel small and insignificant the truth is far different. She says” Rejoice in your own power. It is love and patience that allow you to shape the world and make you a creator in your own right. You do not need to have born a child to be a mother this essence lives within all. Embrace it and send it to those around you.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Pink Banded Agate. This stone is a member of the Botswana Agate family. It teaches us how to look at our lives and see the big picture, as it helps us to use our creative problem-solving skills through focus and attention to detail. it is a good stone for women who want to embrace a more feminine attitude by drawing their nurturing side forward. Pink Banded Agate also helps us to feel good about ourselves and is said to help ease stress and anxiety.

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.

Stilbite helps us to find creative solutions to problems and enhances our intuition so that we can more effectively offer assistance.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 5, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 5, 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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We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.

-Thornton Wilder (1897-1975)

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Spiritual Unite: Hawk Spirit Animal – Take The High Road

Your hawk spirit animal appears in your life when you are optimistic, you need a higher perspective, or you would benefit from a more systematic approach.
This is a powerful spirit animal that flies into your awareness during spiritually active times in your life.

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ThoughtCo: Profile of Ares, Greek God of War

Ares is a Greek god of war, and son of Zeus by his wife Hera. He is known not only for his own exploits in battle, but also for getting involved in disputes between others. Furthermore, in Greek mythology, he often served as an agent of justice.

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Daily Good: Why We Need Darkness

Diane Knutson is a former National Park Ranger and the creator of the Lights Out Movement in Rapid City, South Dakota. Light pollution not only impacts our view of the universe, but our environment, our individual health, and energy consumption. Not long ago, the starry night sky was clearly visible — now, songbirds mistake city skylines for the rising sun, eight out of ten children will never see the Milky Way, and exposure to artificial light at night has been linked to physical and mental health problems. Knutson explains the problem with light pollution and provides solutions for regaining a dark sky.{ read more }

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Elephant Journal: It Only takes 2 Minutes Each Day to Decrease our Stress & Anxiety.

I felt the stress accumulating in my body.
I was losing sleep, gaining weight, unable to concentrate. I knew that I needed to make some changes, but I wasn’t sure how.
I was drinking a glass of wine before bedtime each night, trying to get a good night’s sleep (which probably accounted for some of the weight gain). When wine became too expensive for both my waistline and my wallet, I opted for over-the-counter sleep aids.

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Thrifty Fun: Hot Cocoa Ornaments

These hot cocoa ornaments are an easy gift for kids to make for friends and family. Each ornament holds one serving of hot cocoa.

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EarthSky News: Orion the Hunter and the Milky Way

Tonight – or any December evening – find the famous constellation Orion the Hunter, and see the Milky Way running behind it. Orion is bright and can be seen from inside smaller cities. For the Milky Way, you’ll need a dark sky!

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Patheos-Pagan: Lost Teachings of the Runes

The runes are commonly divided into groups called aetts, a word that is equivalent to clan or a social group with a common descent. Each group holds eight runes.

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Inner Journey:

COMPASSION

“What I want in my life is compassion, a flow between myself and others based on a mutual giving from the heart.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg

“The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.”
— Thomas Merton

“When we experience the pain of another person, we instinctively want to take away that pain. But by taking away the other person’s pain, we also take away his or her opportunity to grow. To be truly compassionate, wemust be able to share another person’s suffering and pain — knowing there is nothing we can do to relieve it and that we are not responsible for it, and yet knowing and understanding what that pain feels like.”
— John Gray

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A Note from the Universe

The way you know you’ll receive 7 times what you give or in some cases 4,900 times what you give, is that the giving gives you true joy without any thought of even receiving 1 times back.

Nice R.O.I.

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Seasoned Pretzel Twists

Here is a light pretzel snack option seasoned with Everything Bagel! Literally, only 2 ingredients to make with your choice of sauce. My daughter enjoyed these pretzels with sour cream, but you can use any dip or eat alone.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
December 5, 2019 

Belief

“Some things have to be believed to be seen.”

-Ralph Hodgson (1871 – 1962)

Skeptics say: “I’ll believe it when I see it.” But belief often works the other way around – we see it when we believe it! What is the criteria for manifesting something? It starts with believing, knowing, asserting that which we want to be true. Ah, and then it happens – and we see that we were right all along! There is power in belief.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

See through a false impression or some illusion that has been projected to throw you off course or to misjudge someone. Done innocently or deliberately, you can dispel that false impression and work your way right through it. You could even do this without challenging or confronting anyone directly, thus saving yourself the trauma of a showdown. Go slow when making any decisions that affect others.

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/

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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