Cat’s Morning Bits for January 13, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 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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O Winter, ruler of the inverted year,
Thy scattered hair with sleet like ashes filled,
Thy breath congealed upon they lips, thy cheeks
Fringed with a beard made white with other snows.
-William Cowper (1731-1800)

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Spiritual Unite: This is The Spiritual Symbolism For Lemon

Lemon is a yellow coloured fruit of the small evergreen tree of the Rutaceae family. It has a distinctive sour taste that makes it an essential ingredient for many of our favourite food and drinks.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: A Collection of Prayers for Imbolc

If you’re looking for prayers or blessings to celebrate the sabbat of Imbolc, here’s where you’ll find a selection of original devotionals that bid farewell to the winter months and honor the goddess Brighid, as well as seasonal blessings for your meals, hearth, and home.

Read more…..

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MBG: This Week’s Horoscope Is Here To Shake Up Your Daily Routine

Today, the AstroTwins are breaking down how this week’s astrological transits could inspire some out-of-this-world innovation and creativity.
Life takes a turn for the poetic this Monday, January 13, as enchanting Venus floats into ethereal Pisces.

Read more….

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Winter Medicine: An Overview of the Pantry and Medicine Chest
by Linda Conroy
I live in a cold climate, where the winter months can be quite long. Because fresh, local, wild food and herbs are not as readily in the winter months, I spend a lot of time during the fall months preparing food and medicine to have on hand for winter.

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: How to Make Corn Husk Dolls: 13 DIYs

Children and mothers used to make fashionable dolls out of corn husks wherever corn was grown as a crop. The custom though mainly prevalent in native and colonial American families seeped into the modern American culture down the ages.

Read more….

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Elephant Journal: Making Love with Nature: a Letter to the Alder Trees.

Inside the meditation hall, I sit with my hands in my lap, breathing into the hollow of my palms.
Left hand lying gently inside the right, thumb tips just barely touching, center point of concentration in the posture of Zen meditation. Back straight, mind deep in the body, the hands open and connected to the motion of breathing. I think of the image suggested by the Vietnamese Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh—a baby Buddha nestled in my hands,

Read more….

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MNN: Scientists discover 10 new birds
5 new species, 5 subspecies found on small islands in Indonesia

A group of scientists set out on a six-week expedition near Sulawesi, Indonesia, in hopes of learning more about the region’s bird population. What they discovered was far more exciting — undiscovered bird species.

Read more….

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

Today is January 13, 2020, in our calendar, the Gregorian calendar, but it marks the last day of the year by the Julian calendar, which was first introduced to the world by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C. The Gregorian calendar’s January 14, 2020, is January 1 of the same year by the Julian calendar. It’s the Julian New Year, sometimes called the Old New Year or the Orthodox New Year.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: 2020 Witches’ Wheel Of The Year

This guide to the Witches’ Wheel of the Year is a journey through the lunar, astrological and seasonal energies of 2020, with spells, rituals, and spiritual practices to strengthen your connection to the deeper world.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

WATER WISDOM

“When flowing water … meets with obstacles on its path, a blockage in its journey, it pauses. It increases in volume and strength, filling up in front of the obstacle and eventually spilling past it….

“Do not turn and run, for there is nowhere worthwhile for you to go. Do not attempt to push ahead into the danger … emulate the example of the water: Pause and build up your strength until the obstacle no longer representsa blockage.”
— from the ‘I Ching,’ presented in ‘To Build the Life You Want, Create the Work You Love: The Spiritual Dimension of Entrepreneuring’ by Marsha Sinetar

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

A philosophical journey from here to there…

Do you think that if ten million dollars were to be suddenly deposited into your checking account, that over the following months and years you’d have fewer and fewer challenges? Or do you think, perhaps, that your challenges would simply evolve and change?

Right, evolve and change.

And do you think that with your extra $10 million, you’d gradually be presented with more and more opportunities to be happy? Or do you think, perhaps, that your opportunities would simply evolve and change?

Right, evolve and change.

Now, doesn’t that answer everything?

Beeb, beeb –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: These Caffeine Alternatives Will Give You A Natural Energy Boost

We all have our morning routines. Part autopilot, part ritual, what we do each morning helps us get ready for what the day brings. For some, it all starts with a staggering zombie walk to make coffee (I include myself in this category)

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
January 13, 2020 

Confidence

“If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t you’re right.”

-Mary Kay Ash (1985)

How many times do we sabotage ourselves from a lack of self-confidence? We are such powerful, creative people – and yet we doubt our own abilities! If we feel stuck, like we’re not getting anywhere – we have to look carefully to see what is holding us back. And most of the times, the answer is ourselves. When we have confidence, we can soar!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

If you’re hesitant to do something or to make a decision, that’s OK. What urgently needs to be done will be done, so don’t worry about it. There may simply be too many options and too many conflicting requests coming up all at the same time. Sometimes hesitation can be a sign of prudence and a refreshing change from impulsiveness.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 10, 2020

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 10, 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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Then came old January, wrapped well
In many Weeds to keep the cold away:
Yet did he quake and quiver like to quell,
And blow his Nails to warm them if he may.
-Edmund Spenser (c. 1552-99)

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Spiritual Unite: Koala Spirit Animal – Relaxing Is A Must

When the koala spirit animal appears in your life, it is a message that you need to slow down, take some time off and reconnect with your energy and with nature.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: History of Imbolc

Imbolc is a holiday with a variety of names, depending on which culture and location you’re looking at. In the Irish Gaelic, it’s called Oimelc, which translates to “ewe’s milk.” It’s a precursor to the end of winter when the ewes are nursing their newly born lambs. Spring and the planting season are right around the corner.

Read more…..

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MBG: Grab The Tissues: The First Full Moon Of The Decade Is Also An Emotion-Stirring Eclipse

Don’t underestimate the power of feelings this Friday, January 10. At 2:21 p.m. ET, the first full moon of the decade arrives—and it’s also a soul-stirring lunar eclipse in Cancer. Under the emo moonbeams of this Full Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse, the floodgates may burst open.

Read more….

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: How to Lead a Joyous Life
by Susun Weed

I aspire to be a joyous human being. As with most aspirations: It is easier said than done. Easier imagined than put into practice. Easier to search for than to have.

I want joy to roll like thunder across the hills and valleys of my life; I want surging winds of joy to carry me through loss and disappointment; I want joy to be an electrical rush that lights up my entire body when I succeed. What does it take to create a joyous existence? Is it possible to experience joy daily, not just in special circumstances?

Read more…..

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Elephant Journal: The Self-Help Myth that’s Ruining our Healing.

Self-love, self-care, self-help, self-improvement, it’s the new hot thing.
Everywhere we look there are courses and coaches and influencers popping up to capitalize on our desires to feel great, or good, or even just a little bit better than we feel now.

Read more….

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MNN: 6 health benefits of green tea

Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world, with some reports stating that tea is second only to water in worldwide beverage consumption. Tea is embedded in culture: The British have tea time, and Asian communities still practice ancient tea ceremonies.

Read more,,,,

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EarthSky News: Penumbral eclipse of the moon on January 10

These next few nights – January 9 and 10, 2020 – watch for the full-looking moon, our nocturnal sun, to light up the nighttime from dusk until dawn. And if you live in the world’s Eastern Hemisphere, you might – or might not – detect Earth’s faint penumbral shadow on the full moon’s face on the night of January 10-11 (Friday night or Saturday morning.

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Awaken: The Earth Needs Her Wise Ones

Last Summer, I heard several elders of the Pagan community give voice to a shared message. The refrain is echoing and gaining strength. Ancient deities are calling. The Earth Mother is reclaiming those who once worked within her sphere as priestesses and priests. The Wise Ones are awakening. Now, we must be about our business once more.

Read more…..

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Inner Journey:

FEELING SAFE

“Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are — chaff and grain together — certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away….”
— Dinah Craik

We cherish our best friends and our special communities because we feel safe to be vulnerable when we’re in their embrace. And yet I have discovered that as long as I identify with my self-image, with my ego, there’s no safety possible anywhere. When the ego is on watch, even a dear friend’s truth may trigger reactions like anxiety, self-criticism and fear.

The only true safety exists in living the truth of our soul, our essence.

“Open your body and your mind to the subtler levels of experience, letting go of your attempt to control, to be right, not worrying about appearances, not trying to be safe.”
— Stephen Levine

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

BIG, life-changing ideas rarely first appear as BIG, life-changing ideas.

No, hardly, that would be too easy.

BIG, life-changing ideas usually show up as plain, little ideas that when given a bit of muscle, gradually evolve into things like Space stations, best sellers, or a new beautiful vacation home for everyone in the family. Which means they can often sneak right under the radar and go completely undetected.

Got any little ideas? I ask because I know you do….

Ou-u-u-u-u-u-h!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Asian Lettuce Wraps

“Delicious and bursting with flavor, Asian lettuce wraps are a great idea for entertaining or a family style meal. Each person can build their own fresh, delicious wrap. Just be sure to have plates or napkins available since the mixture can sometimes drip a little. To serve, allow each person to spoon a portion of the meat into a lettuce leaf. Wrap the lettuce around the meat like a burrito and enjoy!”

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
January 10, 2020

Confidence

“Nothing so bolsters our self-confidence and reconciles us with ourselves as the continuous ability to create; to see things grow and develop under our hand, day in, day out.”

-Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

We are creating our lives every day. When we see the fruits of our labor, we feel good about ourselves and our abilities. By attending to our spiritual practices every day, we are growing spiritually. We can be confident that we are on the path, and headed in the right direction.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Everything you touch or talk about today is going to get bigger, so be careful with your words and actions. While today will be easygoing and agreeable, a few days from now something you set in motion today may come back in a bigger form. Watch out for exaggeration, even about good things. Go light on the flattery, and even sincere compliments, since it all may become grander than you intend.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 9, 2020

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 9, 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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Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.
-Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-92)

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Spiritual Unite: Pine Tree Symbolism – Protection And Immortality

The pine tree is one of the most recognisable trees in the world.
The Pine Tree is one of the most widely used tree symbolism the world over. The pine tree is about as culturally significant as a tree can get.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: The Rule of Three
The Law of Threefold Return

Many new Wiccans, and plenty of non-Wiccan Pagans, are initiated with the cautionary words from their elders, “Ever mind the Rule of Three!” This warning is explained to mean that no matter what you do magically,

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MBG: This Zodiac Sign Will Have The Luckiest 2020 Of Them All

By now, I’m sure you’ve eagerly scanned this year’s sign-by-sign horoscope and know exactly how 2020 is poised to play out for your sun, moon, and rising—but just in case you haven’t, here’s the gist: Every sign will go through a roller coaster in the astrological arena this year, but Capricorns could have more highs than lows.

Read more….

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Daily Good: One Love

At five minutes to midnight on June 14, 2018, about 800 people waited to enter Jerusalem’s Tower of David Museum. Jews, Muslims and Christians, young and old, most of them strangers to one another, they were forgoing a night’s sleep for the chance to sing Bob Marley’s “One Love” in three languages and three-part harmony as a show of unity from Israel. { read more }

Submitted by: LuAnn Cooley

Be The Change

Do you know someone who effortlessly finds harmony with people from different backgrounds and beliefs? Send them a note of appreciation today.

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Today’s DIY: Crafts for the Imbolc Sabbat

Imbolc falls on February 2, and it’s a time to celebrate the goddess Brighid, as well as rejoice in knowing that the end of winter is coming soon. This is the season when the ewes are nursing their newly born lambs, and spring and the planting season are right around the corner. However, it’s still dark and chilly.

Read more….

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Elephant Journal: 12 Gems of Wisdom from David Bowie.

David Bowie, without question, was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.
As a songwriter, he habitually stretched himself to depths beyond anything that was being tried by his contemporaries—sometimes with great commercial success, and sometimes without

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MNN: Infamous nuclear disaster site transforms into unlikely refuge for animals

Whether it’s the unforgiving climes of Antarctica or the deepest ocean depths, animals have a way of finding places where humans dare not tread — and making it their home.
You might think they’re trying to get away from us — and they probably are

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Full Wolf Moon eclipse on January 10

In North America, we sometimes use the name Wolf Moon for the January full moon. Other full moon names for January include the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule. These next few nights – January 9 and 10, 2020 – watch for the full-looking moon, our nocturnal sun, to light up the nighttime from dusk until dawn.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Vanilla Water: Magic To Taste The Sweetness Of Life

This simple spell for Vanilla Water was created for healing and happiness. It opens up the senses and gives you permission to taste the sweetness. However, like any magic, you must claim it.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

GETTING DOWN TO ESSENTIALS

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.”
— Lin Yutang

Do you feel a desire to simplify your life?

If you say ‘yes,’ then set an intention to reduce the demands, stimuli, interruptions and busyness in your life. We each have the power to do this – we simply have to begin to say ‘no’ to those activities that don’t directly serve what we want for our lives.

Everyone of this planet deserves to have some free time to think, relax and have fun. If you long for this, begin now to clear your plate and allow a new level of experience to happen in your life. Take charge. Eliminate time wasters. Make some decisions about what matters to you.

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”
— Hans Hofmann

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

To fix the world you must first see it as broken.

I’m not so sure I’d go there,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spiced Caramel Snickerdoodles

Forget pies and sheet cakes – show off your baking chops with these Spiced Caramel Snickerdoodles. Made with caramel and cinnamon, these cookies can do no wrong.

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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
January 9, 2020

Confidence

“With self-confidence fulfilled,
You’ll find that folk have confidence in you.”

-Goethe (1749-1832)

As an audience, we are attracted to confidence, because we would like to exude that ourselves! We have confidence in people who are self-confident. It shows strength, it shows fortitude and determination. But mostly, it shows an inner resolve that comes from knowing the true self.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Judgement

Change has been coming your way for a while now and today you may see the first explicit features of it. What happens today is only a beginning and you may look back in a few days/weeks/months and recognize that your life is in the process of making a turn for the better. It’s the nature of life to not stay the same, and you are being moved forward now.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 8, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 8, 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 icicles now fringe the trees
That swayed in summer’s gentle breeze,
When summer days were fair.
-Dora Read Goodale (1866-1915)

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Spiritual Unite: Mandalas: Spirituality, Art, And Therapy

Mandalas represent a whole world, God, the human being, life, and creation. This circular form is a symbol called archetype, that is, an image that is rooted in the collective subconscious that governs the inner order of nature, as in the zodiac signs system our birthday determines certain aspects of our personality.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: All About Imbolc 

By February, most of us are tired of the cold, snowy season. Imbolc reminds us that spring is coming soon, and that we only have a few more weeks of winter to go.

Read more….

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Modern Witch  (Patheos) Getting Stoned with Moldavite

Picture it, 15 million years ago, humanity was just beginning to emerge and the world looked a lot different. Suddenly, over the skies of what is now Germany a light flashes in the heavens as a meteor enters Earth’s upper atmosphere and comes hurtling towards you.

Read more….

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Tetraktys: Full Moon Spell for Clear Communication in an Argument

Hello witches! After a long break, I am glad to be writing again on this blog! Today I am sharing a spell that I created to resolve a relationship issue. If you need to set things straight with someone, that spell is meant for you.

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: 15 Book Crafts to Upcycle Your Old Reads

Old books are a dime a dozen, and they make an ideal crafting medium. In fact, there are several creative ways to recycle old books without needing to be an artist.

Read more….

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Elephant Journal: A Simple, Transformational Ritual for the Lunar Eclipse in Cancer. {January 10th}

A full moon generally packs a lot of emotion and heightened sensitivity.
They are also a recipe for change should you choose to accept the opportunity.

Read more….

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Daily Dream: Boxer, Boxing

1. Do you feel as if you’re in a “sparring match” with someone around you? If so, dreaming of a boxing match could indicate that it’s not going to get any better and you need to take steps to end it.
2. A boxer with a lot of injuries foreshadows a lot of ideas that are going to need further research and revisions. If the boxer is a woman, you’re nursing a lot of emotional scars that need more care than you’re giving them.

astrology.com

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EarthSky News: Moon in Taurus on January 6, 7 and 8

These next three nights – January 6, 7 and 8, 2020 – the bright waxing gibbous moon shines in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull. However, it will be difficult to envision the starlit figure of the Bull on these moonlit nights. Despite the lunar glare, you might see this constellation’s two major signposts: the star Aldebaran and the Pleiades star cluster, otherwise known as the Seven Sisters.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Corner Crone: Daily Practice – Blessing Bowl

I’m in my second reading of Jason Mankey’s terrific new book, Witch’s Wheel of the Year: Rituals for Circles, Solitaries & Covens, savoring the practical wisdom he so generously shares. While the book primarily deals with sabbat rituals, there’s one particular element I’ve taken on as a daily practice in these last several weeks: The Blessing Bowl

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

IMPRISONED BY YOUR THOUGHTS?

“Problems exist only in the human mind.”
— Anthony de Mello

For most of us, there’s always a long ‘to do’ list. That’s a fact.

And it’s easy to feel victimized. ‘Poor me!’ That’s not a fact – that’s a choice.

Experiment with your life to explore how much your mind is your jailer. Simply let go of the ‘oh woe’ kinds of thoughts. Silence your mind. Be right here, right now. Decide what you will do now and do it, without buying in to the mind’s sob story. When one task is done, you can then choose another.

Allowing the mind to agonize about the size of the ‘to do’ list just makes us tired before we even get started. It doesn’t have to be this way.

“Don’t water your weeds.”
— Harvey Mackay

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

When you start taking life too seriously it becomes more difficult to saunter.

Tell a friend,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Ginger and Turmeric Hot Cider

Warm apple cider is the perfect winter comfort drink. This special version combines two potent spices, ginger and turmeric for a unique flavor and nutrition profile.

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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
January 8, 2020 

Confidence

“All history makes clear that an indispensable quality of any man or class that wishes to lead, to hold power and privilege in society, is boundless self-confidence.”

-James Burnham (1905 – 1987)

Think of the word “confidence” and who comes to your mind? Chances are it is someone who is successful. Whether it is an athlete, a businessperson, or a rock star, confidence brings with it a kind of charisma. We can’t help but notice! It seems the one thing successful people have in common, no matter what field they are in, is confidence. It radiates from them.

-Lissa Coffey

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 7, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 7, 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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Wildness is the preservation of the World.
Every tree sends its fibers forth in search of the Wild.
-Henry David Thoreau (1817-62)

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Spiritual Unite: As Above So Below Meaning

Few phrases can claim to be as influential in human thinking than “As above, so below.”
This idea is central to many cultures, religions and belief systems – though many people do not fully understand the reasons why.

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ThoughtCo: The Magic, History, and Folklore of Sandalwood

Although not truly an herb, but a wood, sandalwood is an item found often in modern Pagan rituals. In fact, “sandalwood” is an entire class of wood, found in trees that are part of the flowering Santalum family.

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Daily Good: Reflection

Brandur Patursson is an artist from the Faroe Islands who works with light in the creation of his glass and metal sculptures. After losing 70% of the sight in one eye he started understanding what it is to really see. He realized that we see with our eyes, but how we perceive things is what truly gives them meaning in our lives. If we can literally see and reflect on someone’s else’s feelings instead of their effect on us, he suggests that we could be more tolerant. This short film is itself a mesmerizing reflection on how opening our eyes to who and what is around us allows us to be moved. { read more }

Be The Change

Try to consciously perceive today something you have seen before but not quite taken in. How does this new perception change how you feel?

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(Great idea for personal altar decorations!)

Today’s DIY: How to Make a Fabric Flower

These flowers are super easy to make, and if you use scrap fabric, they shouldn’t cost a penny. Use the flowers as a corsage or hairpiece, sew them onto a belt or pillow, or use as a gift topper — the possibilities are endless.

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Elephant Journal: Cancer Full Moon Eclipse: Stepping forward into Growth, Love & Healing. (January 10)

The Cancer full moon eclipse takes place on January 10, 2020. It’s been an intense time since the Christmas new moon eclipse, which put into motion a lot of karmic endings and new beginnings.

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MNN: 13 unexpected leap year facts

About every four years, February gains an extra day. We do this so our calendars don’t get out of whack, but Feb. 29 has also prompted some interesting traditions. Here are some surprising facts about the bonus day that comes only every so often.

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EarthSky News: Identify stars in the Winter Circle

Our sky chart for the next few nights – January 8 and 9, 2020 – covers more area of sky than we typically show. It’s in answer to a reader in Nashville,

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Patheos-Pagan: 9 Ways To Improve Your Paganism In 2020

The starting point of the new calendar year may be a completely arbitrary human invention, but there’s still something special about it. The liminal period of the holidays helps the old year fade away (especially the bad things we’d like to forget) and we feel like we’re starting over with a clean slate.

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Inner Journey:

A NEW VIEW

A friend shared this moment of awakening. She was moaning, “I never get anything done.” Her companion replied, “Perhaps you never get EVERYTHING done.” Oh… of course!

A shift in perspective can bring both understanding and release.

“Besides learning to see, there is another art to be learned — not to see what is not.”
— Maria Mitchell

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A Note from the Universe

You’ve come a long way from the timid, shy soul you once were. Hiding out on distant planets, befriending alien tree forms, splashing in snow fed streams, and secretly planning your time on Earth with a beautiful vacation home and all.

So, what do you say we drop all the practical logic, rational reasonableness, and cautious optimism, and give those tree forms something to talk about… before they start making stuff up.

You know trees.

I’m totally with you on this –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef)

“Most Bulgogi recipes call for crushed pear. This is for tenderizing the meat. My boyfriend’s Korean mother says Coca-Cola® can also be used for the same purpose. This recipe uses very thin-sliced meat so tenderization isn’t necessary. Sugar is used instead.”

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
January 7, 2020 

Confidence

“Real confidence comes from knowing and accepting yourself — your strengths and your limitations — in contrast to depending on affirmation from others.”

-Judith M. Bardwick, 1988

Confidence is just one of the benefits that springs forth when we know who we are. We can refer back to ourselves, knowing that we have access to divine wisdom, and be comfortable with our choices and decisions. We don’t have to rely on any outside sources for personal validation.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: Strength

Although it may be a peaceful day, that calm may all be on the surface. If dissatisfaction or anger is brewing at depth, there could be thoughts or fantasies of revenge or anger to fuel the bad feelings. Face everyone and everything with great care and respect. You have more than enough strength to deal with whatever comes up. Obviously, don’t bait or antagonize anyone. Kindness wins out.

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Life Is A Dare : Cat’s Angel Message for December 27, 2019

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Life Is A Dare : Cat’s Angel Message for December 27, 2019

December’s Theme: It’s time to be proactive about replacing the old with the new. This is more easily done by allowing yourself to use your natural abilities and creativity and by surrounding yourself with love and laughter.


It is not because life is difficult that we do not dare. Life is difficult because we do not dare. – Seneca


1227:  As we enter the final days of December the angels are asking us to remain strong and steady in our faith. Our faith helps us to move forward on our path and brings us both grace and confidence. Remember that faith isn’t inherent to just religious paths, it also includes spirituality. Now through the end of the month, it will be important to pay attention to the messages you receive. If you have hit a rough patch recently or things have been rough for a while, the angels want us to know that we are cared for. They are here to help and support us and want to see us succeed. Do your best to stay focused on your dreams and desires and don’t let fear and uncertainty get you down. You are never alone so don’t be afraid to ask for guidance or assistance. Your intuitive skills and focus will serve you well today as well. If it feels right then use that information to move forward to help meet your goals.


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 blessing in your life.

The Ascended Master Serapis Bey helps us to release our troubles and offers clear guidance and motivation regarding our own self-improvement. He also helps us gain spiritual insight and teaches us that loving care is essential to navigating change.

The Hindu Goddess White Tara embodies the beauty of Divine love and shows us the path to strengthening or restoring our faith. She says:  “Come and sit beside me. I will help ease the worry in your heart and teach you how to replace it with gratitude and joy. This is where faith dwells and we must only open the doors and invite it forward.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Agate. This humble stone is the perfect one for grounding and balancing our energies. It also helps by raising our consciousness to access our higher self and promoting the awareness and acceptance of who we are and where we want to go in life. It nurtures our spiritual growth and inner strength by helping us to make the most of our life experiences.

Apophyllite promotes a strong connection between the physical body and the information that is transmitted from the spiritual realms. It also helps to bring Universal love into the decision making process so that min and spirit are connected.

Bloodstone gives us the ability to adapt to the changes that are taking place more easily. It strengthens our intuition and promotes good decision making.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Look For The Good: Cat’s Angel Message for July 14, 2019

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Look For The Good: Cat’s Angel Message for July 14, 2019

July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path. You will be receiving important guidance this month so get ready to receive some important guidance.If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!


I unconditionally forgive myself for everything that I have ever done, said, or thought that has caused me harm or suffering. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


714:  The power of positive thought comes up quite frequently in our daily messages. The Universe knows that it’s hard for us to be positive all the time. There are days that…….. well there are just THOSE days. We all have them and that’s normal. The key lies in our ability to acknowledge our negative feelings and then move past them. Remember that you can turn a negative statement into a positive one by substituting words. By eliminating the words “IF” ( that’s never going to happen) and “BUT” (I lack faith and self confidence) from your thought vocabulary you can change the intent. Replace “If” with WHEN (I know it will happen) and “But” with HOWEVER (I have faith and patience). This will give momentum to your manifestation process. Our Divine helpers are telling us that by making these small changes we will become more empowered with strength and confidence.


Archangel Michael teaches us how to be more self confident as he helps us work through issues of self doubt and worthiness. He also promotes the courage and confidence we need to get our ducks in row and moving in the right direction. The Ascended Master Sanat Kumara helps us to find our wings so that we can rise above negative emotions and thought patterns and the Greek Goddess Iris, Lady of Rainbows, sheds the prism of hope on stormy emotions. She brings feelings of clam and an all will be well energy. Iris tells us ” While there is beauty and clarity found in turbulence remember not to let these storms become a destructive flood. Look for the light and use it to ascend to a higher level of thought.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Gentle Rhodonite helps to balance both mental and physical energy. It shows us all sides to any given situation and clears away confusion and helps to promote confidence. It’s calming influence helps us to ground and balance even during chaotic or upsetting situations. It also helps to promote the feeling of brotherhood. It also helps to clear and activate the heart chakra which is essential to embracing gratitude while promoting a loving and balanced approach to life and encourages a positive attitude and creativity.

Green Tourmaline (aka Verdelite) promotes joy of life, creativity, prosperity and abundance. it is also a healing stone that transforms negative energy into positive.

Softly colored Lepidolite helps us by filtering away distractions and obsessive thinking. It soothes and heals stress and reminds us to just breathe


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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