Thought For The Day: February 12, 2020 “Saddle Up!”

Happy Wednesday,

Our thought for today is a gentle reminder that our courage is accessible to us at all times. It simply means that we take that first step even if its a shaky one. It means that we push ahead through unknown terrain filled with things that we are afraid of. Grab your courage today and do something that needs to be done. Take those shaky steps. The important thing is that you take them. You can do this!

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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/

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 7, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for February  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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I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape.
-Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009)

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Spirit Library: February 2020 Energy Report

February has a few special gifts, one being the palindrome date on 02-02-2020, which hasn’t happened in 909 years and the next one is going to be 12-12-2121. We have a very powerful Mercury retrograde this month too, which is going to bring up some new lessons and we have a 30 year cycle ending.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How to Make Magical Black Salt

In some folk magic traditions, black salt is used as a protective element. It can be blended up and sprinkled around your property to keep your home safe from intruders or troublemakers.

Read more…

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Daily Good: Of Wild Wolves And Bottle-Fed Squirrels

“In the arena of ocean ecology and conservation, Carl Safina is a superstar. Through television documentaries, his writings and the Safina Center, he’s been a vital force for years in educating the public about ocean pollution, overfishing and conservation […] I was enthralled with Safina’s blend of stories from his time in the field with elephants, wolves and orcas (killer whales) and the people who study them, especially with the way he blended those stories with the latest science of animal minds.” This fascinating interview { read more }

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Today’s DIY:  DIY mini jar spells

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Elephant Journal: Full Moon in Fiery Leo Ignites Relationships: 3 Practices to Embrace your Fire. (February 9th)

Can you easily see the moon phases from where you live?
Sometimes I envy those prairie dwellers with big skies. I live among a series of small mountains and buildings which obstruct the view of the moon, and then there’s clouds and fog, because of my elevation. I especially love seeing moonrise, when it looms big over the horizon before it settles into the night sky. That’s when I really feel its magic.

Read more…

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MNN: Give spring bees a boost with dandelion blooms

U.K. homeowners eager to dust off mowers and welcome spring with a freshly cut lawn are being encouraged by the British Ecological Society (BES) to slow down and smell the dandelions. The yellow flowers, native to both Eurasia and North America, are most prevalent during spring and provide a critical food source to bees and other early pollinators just exiting hibernation.

Read more…

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EarthSky News:  Snow Moon plus Regulus February 8 and 9

In North America, we often call the February full moon the Snow Moon or Hunger Moon. From around the world these next two nights – February 8 and 9, 2020 – the moon will appear plenty full to the eye as it lights up the eastern sky after sunset. On February 8, as dusk turns into darkness, watch for Regulus,

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Salutations to the Sun…Sun Magick

The Sun… our light, our warmth, our existence. The Sun is to most a male aspect, in pagan beliefs the Sun being the god, the Moon his goddess. Together they wax and wane, and in doing so bring us many influences and magickal opportunities.

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Inner Journey: 

BIG MIND, LITTLE MIND

“It is the mind that makes one wise or ignorant, bound or emancipated.”
— Sri Ramakrishna
Zen distinguishes big mind from small mind. Big mind identifies with its process, is impersonal and participates universally. Big mind is unlimited possibilities, deeper understanding, forgiveness, acceptance, insight, connectedness, attention.
Small mind is self centred and focuses only on itself. It is compulsive, limited, reactive and mechanical. Small mind feeds on itself — fear reacts to fear, judgment reacts to judgment, anger sparks more anger.
Always seek higher perspectives and you will in time find freedom.
“If a pickpocket meets a Holy Man, he will see only his pockets.”
— Hari Dass
“Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open.”
— Lord Thomas Dewar

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A Note from the Universe 

I hope you’re loving your life. And I do mean really, really loving your life.

Because right now there are so many others who are (loving your life). In time and space, and in the unseen.

No, not all of them will admit it, but I know these things, and one day you’ll know them, too.

Big hug,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: The Art of the Stress-free Happy Hour: Olive Oil & Salt Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Beets

Life can be so hectic and harried that I cherish those quiet evenings sitting around the fireplace, gabbing with friends over a shared bottle of wine and a few goodies to nosh on.

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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
February 7, 2020

Courage

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

-Anais Nin (1903-1977)

The amount of courage that we have depends on the way that we see ourselves. Remember the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz? He went to see the Wizard because he did not like being cowardly – he wanted the Wizard to give him courage. And yet, just by setting out on the journey, taking that step forward into the unfamiliar, took a great deal of courage! And all along the way, the lion was put into situations where he could demonstrate his courage – and he did, without even realizing it! It takes until the end of the story for the lion to see that his courage was with him all the time. And with that discovery, his life expanded.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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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

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)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 6, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 6, 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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Keep warm by inner fires, and rest in peace.
Sleep on content, as sleeps the patient rose.
Walk boldly on the white untrodden snows,
The winter is the winter’s own release.
-Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-85)

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February Facts:

Did you know…
Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14. In fact, this day is celebrated around the world in different ways. For instance, Wales does it through love spoons, while Denmark does it through white roses or snowdrops.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Romani Magic and Folklore

In many cultures, magic is an integral part of everyday life. The group known as the Rom is no exception, and they have a strong and rich magical heritage

Read more….

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MBG: An Evening Meditation To De-Stress After A Marathon Workday

This soothing guided meditation is intended to help you decompress from whatever stress you’ve accumulated during the day, and come back to being present, calm, and ready for whatever the evening holds

Read more….

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Daily Good: Serious Fun

“Leon was a renegade even as a little kid, and bless him, lived a successful life doing it his own way. He came of draft age exactly as America was entering the war in Vietnam, told us he had no intention of getting drafted and then made good on his promise by baking bread for members of the Draft Board the morning he had to appear. There, he ceremoniously cut his loaf into generous slices and handed each member of the Board a well-buttered slice, telling them that his reasons for wanting Conscientious Objector status was baked into his bread! “I could try and say it in words,” he told them, “but tasting my bread will say it much better than I could.” Carolyn North shares more in this moving tribute to her brother. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: DIY: Making A Witches’ Ball

How to make a Witches’ Ball for Protection!

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Elephant Journal: How to be the Greatest Love of your Own Damn Life.

“OMG, ladies, I have the biggest news!” I squeal in delight as I gather my closest girlfriends to our favorite booth, in our favorite vegan, gluten/sugar/alcohol-free café. (You can already tell this is an imaginary scene, can’t you?)

Read more…

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MNN:  17 dogs that really, really love sticks

Many dogs love sticks. For some, it’s the thrill of the chase when the stick is thrown. Others just like the satisfaction of gnawing on wood. And some just like carrying around their prize like a trophy. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that sticks look a lot like bones. What’s not to love?

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Snow Moon plus Regulus February 8 and 9

In North America, we often call the February full moon the Snow Moon or Hunger Moon. From around the world these next two nights – February 8 and 9, 2020 – the moon will appear plenty full to the eye as it lights up the eastern sky after sunset. On February 8, as dusk turns into darkness, watch for Regulus,,

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Spiritual Benefits Of Being A Hermit

Every winter, I turn into a modern-day hermit. It’s a practice I’ve come to accept about myself, even though it goes against the social norms and peer pressure to always be doing something. I’ve learned to make the most of these times, and I feel there are so many spiritual benefits to being a hermit.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

MAKING LIFE OUR OWN

“Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.”
— Stephen Vincent Benet

What’s needed for a new relationship with time and life?

Intention — Get really clear about what you want.

Desire — How much do you want something new for yourself? Know your motivation. Desire brings the energy for change.

Belief and/or willingness to trust you can have what you want. If belief is lacking, can you believe in the possibility that you can find a new way of living?

Perseverance, discipline — It takes time and effort to change attitudes and habits. We can’t expect a new life overnight.

Acceptance, both of what’s happening now and of who we are. Until we honestly and openly accept our present situation, we cannot change it.

A willingness to try something new.

“It is so easy to waste our lives: our days, our hours, our minutes. … It is so easy to exist instead of live. Unless you know there is a clock ticking. So many of us changed our lives when we heard a biological clock and decided to have kids. But that sound is a murmur compared to the tolling of mortality.”
— Anna Quindlen

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

You wouldn’t believe the stuff people think they want.

Just the other day someone was asking for a llama.

Nothing wrong with llamas, I have a few myself, but the llama he wants is supposed to help him with his business; schlepping stuff over mountains, they’re good for that.

Now, why do you suppose he didn’t just ask for a pickup truck?

Trust me, he could’ve asked for a pickup truck and he’d have been a lot happier.

So… I’m off to the bazaar. In the meantime, should you need anything, please be sure to ask for what you really want.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Roasted Radishes Will Become Your New Favorite Vegetable With This Flavorful Recipe

Russians love radishes, from garden-variety red to pungent black, enjoying them not only fresh but also salted, marinated, or turned into savory preserves. I like simply to roast them. If you’ve never had cooked radishes before, you’ll be delighted. Though they retain some crunch, their flavor mellows, and the muted red of their skin is alluring.

Read more….

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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
February 6, 2020

Courage

“Fearlessness is the first requisite of spirituality.”

-Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

The Course in Miracles says that basically everything can be divided up into two choices, fear or love. And ultimately, it is all just love because fear is really just the absence of love. So, if fearlessness is courage, then courage is love. Courage is strength. It’s the ability to call upon the strength and love that it inherent within each one of us, to bring it forth, to let it shine.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

Relax, take a deep breath, and don’t let any feelings of anxiety derail your plans for the day. A certain level of nervousness may be in the air today but it doesn’t have to be contagious and you don’t have to catch it. If a touch of anxiety serves to give you a greater sense of caution, that can be a good thing.

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 February 5, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 5, 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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In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.
-Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

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Natural Living ideas: How To Grow Luffa & Turn Them Into Sponges

Luffa (sometimes spelt loofah or loofa), otherwise known as a ridge gourd, is a popular fruit to grow in the garden, but often not for food, but for making sponges.

Much of the marketing of luffas, shows the sponge in a seaside setting, surrounded by pretty shells and the like, leading many to believe they’re some kind of “Sponge Bob,” or the remains of an ocean creature, but they’re actually the fibrous flesh of the mature luffa gourd.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How to Use Spring Flowers in Magic

As spring arrives, our gardens begin to bud and eventually bloom. For hundreds of years, the plants that we grow have been used in magic. Flowers, in particular, are often connected with a variety of magical uses

Read more…

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February Facts:

The word February has been derived from the word ‘februa’, which translates to purification and cleansing, adapted from the Roman ‘Festival of Purification’, and muses pre-Spring rituals. ‘Februo’ literally means ‘I purify by sacrifice’.

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Daily Good: Meaning and the Song of the Soul

“Meaning is what calls from the depths of the soul.
It is the song that sings us into life. Whether we have a meaningful life depends upon whether we can hear this song, this primal music of the sacred. The sacred is not something primarily religious or even spiritual. It is not a quality we need to learn or to develop. It belongs to the primary nature of all that is. When our ancestors knew that everything they could see was sacred, this was not something taught but instinctively known. It was as natural as sunlight, as necessary as breathing. It is a fundamental recognition of the wonder, beauty and divine nature of the world. And from this sense of the sacred, real meaning is born, the meaning that makes our hearts sing with the deepest purpose of being alive.” Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee shares more in this beautiful passage. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: DIY Witchcraft Pagan Prayer Beads and Athame

This video consists of me talking about my Prayer Beads and Athame as a DIY project!

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MNN: Get ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count
4-day event is a chance to enjoy nature while helping bird populations.

Valentine’s Day weekend marks the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), a four-day event that makes “citizen scientists” out of bird watchers and nature lovers across North America. The campaign is part of a broad effort to keep tabs on the continent’s bird populations, using volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to supplement more formal research.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News:  Moon and Gemini February 6 and 7

At present, the waxing gibbous moon is bright enough to erase many stars from the blackboard of night. But you’ll likely still see the two bright Gemini “twins” – the stars Castor and Pollux – in the moon’s glare. Another bright star is nearby; it’s Procyon, brightest star in the constellation Canis Minor the Lesser Dog, also known as the Little Dog Star.

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Patheos-Pagan: Impossible Shapes: Devotion

This is a post that originally appeared on the 3 Pagans and a Cat website on June 20th, 2018. It was an attempt to put devotion, faith, and the experience of the divine into language. It was an attempt at expressing the numinous. I am no more able to describe the experience it attempts to convey now than I was then. Some things just are. You’ll know them when you feel them.

Read more…..

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Inner Journey:

LIVE LIFE FULLY

“Time is life. It is irreversible and irreplaceable. To waste your time is to waste your life, but to master your time is to master your life and make the most of it.”
— Alan Lakein

Refuse to feel USED by life! Make full use of it instead.

To do this, we initially need to take control of the time of our lives. Time management is life management, from the inside out. It’s an INSIDE job. You already have everything you need. You have the power to create a life of meaning, fulfillment and joy.

Your challenge is to find what works for you! Review the literature but make your own decisions. To do this, you’ll need to:

Get to know yourself — your desires and passions, rhythms, styles, challenges, needs and habits.

Be aware that you always have choice. Claim your independence and power to choose what is right for your life, moment by moment.

“Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”
— M. Scott Peck

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Ever wonder how many angels you have?
All of them.
They insisted,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: One-Pot Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Making healthy swaps and including variety through ingredients, colours and textures helps keep mealtime satisfying and liveable. Using butternut squash in macaroni and cheese reduces calories without sacrificing flavour or comfort.

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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
February 5, 2020 

Courage

“Courage: to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends.”

-Euripides (485?-406 B.C.)

Courage is such a big word when we think about all that it means and all that it represents. There’s the courage it takes to fight for what we believe in. There’s the courage that we find when we need the strength to face adversity. We think of courage as being associated with heroes – and yet we all have the capacity to be courageous. We can all be heroes.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

The biggest danger you face today is being aloof and thus fail to see an approaching problem. This can cost you the chance to intercept the difficulty and minimize it, if not avoid it all together. Pay attention without getting paranoid, and take nothing and no one for granted. Danger may not lurk within every single shadow, but a small misstep can sometimes cause problems that are way out of proportion to the cause.

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 February 3, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 3, 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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Design the winter on the window pane,
Admit pale sun though cobwebs left from autumn;
Remember summer when the flies are stilled;
Remember spring, when the cold spider sleeps.
-Conrad Aiken (1889-1973)

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MGB: Your Weekly Horoscope Is In — And Monday Is A Big Day In The Stars

Starting Monday, February 3, wordsmith Mercury swings into poetic Pisces, raising the stakes on amorous expression for two whole months.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Daffodil Magic, Legends, and Folklore 

Daffodils are bright sunny flowers which make their appearance right around the time of Ostara, the spring equinox, which falls around March 21 in the northern hemisphere. Its bright petals are typically found in shades of white, yellow or even pale orange.

Read more…

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MBG: Flower Elixirs & Feng Shui Tips For Every Chinese Zodiac Animal

For thousands of years, cultures have tapped into the power of flowers, seeking out special ones to assist with healing, clarity, and more. Sometimes thought of as “meditation in a bottle,” flower elixirs can magnify your positive qualities and dissolve static, helping you feel your best.

Read more….

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Karma Tube: Wild Soul – A Nature Poem

Here’s a nature poem from one of the wild places of our amazing planet. A short poem that urges you to come closer to nature and add some wildness to your soul.

Watch now….

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Today’s DIY: HOUSE BLESSING MIRRORED CHARMS!!!

Happy New Year fellow Pagan Pals! Bellarosa here for another episode of MyPaganPal crafts & such! We’re making House Blessing Hanging Mirrored Charms to refresh your current sacred space for the new year! I’ll be using these cute charms in my new home! Here’s what you’ll need:

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Natural Living Ideas: 10 Beautiful Ways To Use Rose Petals

As the enduring symbol of romance, the classic rose is one of the stateliest flowers to grace gardens today. But, these beautiful blooms are useful for so much more than looking pretty.

Read more…..

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MNN: This little owl was found in a ditch, but her reason for being there was a surprise

When a U.K. landowner found a “soggy” owl in a ditch, he took her to a bird rescue, thinking she was injured.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon near star Aldebaran on February 3

On February 3, 2020, you’ll find the moon near Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus the Bull. Aldebaran marks the tip of a V-shaped pattern of stars that represents the Bull’s face.

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Patheos-Pagan: Powerful Plant Allies: Greening Your Home Space

Years ago, I had the good fortune to find a mentor willing to teach me about witchcraft. She shared wisdom that I use to this day, but the first and most valuable lesson helped me understand the importance of plant allies.

Read more..

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Inner Journey:

ATTACHMENT

“The soul that is attached to anything, however much good there may be in it, will not arrive at the liberty of divine union. For whether it be a strong wire rope or a slender and delicate thread that holds the bird, it matters not, if it really holds it fast; for until the cord be broken, the bird cannot fly.”
— Saint John of the Cross

“Attachment to spiritual things is… just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.”
— Thomas Merton

“The tighter you squeeze, the less you have.”
— Zen Saying

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

Without a doubt, right here and now, as you read these very words with eyes that sparkle, this golden day, amid your dancing manifestations in a perfect world on an emerald planet while your heart beats, your blood flows, and angels peer over your shoulder, I think you just might be the “luckiest” person alive.

Royal-Flush-Lucky,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mouth-Watering Stuffed Mushrooms

These delicious mushrooms taste just like restaurant-style stuffed mushrooms…

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
February 3, 2020

Courage

“Few persons have courage to appear as good as they really are.”

-J.C. Hare (1795-1855) and A.W. Hare (1792-1834)

Is this so true? There is so much self-deprecation going on out there! Why do we fear our brilliance? Why do we hide our lights? We need to have the courage to shine! And we need to en-courage each other to bring it on – to share our gifts with the world, and with each other!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Faith and Courage: Cat’s Angel Message for January 2, 2020

 

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Faith and Courage: Cat’s Angel Message for January 2, 2020

January’s Theme: Stay focused on your desires and not your fears or past happenings. Our thoughts are ready to manifest into reality so stay focused on where you want to go instead of where you’ve been.


Those who believe they can do something and those who believe they can’t are both right. – Henry Ford


12:  Blessings await those who are willing to go the extra mile to make things happen on their own behalf. Faith and courage are our keywords for today so if you need a boost dig deep within or ask the Universe for help.

The first week of the new year is a great time to set your intentions for what you want to accomplish. These intentions are like seeds so plant them early and begin the nurturing process so that these intentions will begin to “sprout” at Imbolc (Feb. 2). Remember to keep things realistic. Reaching for the stars is great just be sure to take all the steps including the baby steps as this will make it easier to accomplish your goals. Baby steps are important in the overall process of creation as they ensure that everything is in place and that you are ready for the next step. Today our Angels are letting us know that the wheels are turning and things are happening behind the scenes. Ask for assistance or direction when you need it and above all stay optimistic and focused on the best possible outcome.


Archangel Chamuel assists in all areas of our path. He can help you find the direction and guidance that you will need to move forward on this journey of self-discovery. If you feel like you have wandered off your path and are having trouble finding your way back he can help you get your bearings.

The Ascended Master Jesus helps us with all areas of faith and teaches us that true miracles often come in small packages. He also provides a clear and direct line of communication to the Divine as well as teaching us how to open up to receive divine information.

The Hindu Goddess Devi helps us to find meaning in our lives and gently guides us in learning to follow our own inner wisdom. She says “Take my hand and let me guide you on your journey of self-discovery. You need only look within to find your true meaning. Release your cares to me and I will purify your heart and spirit so that new information can be sent to you. “


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Hematite. This stone has a strong connection to the earth element and helps us stay grounded and promotes feelings of safety. Hematite also brings mental clarity through focus and concentration which is essential to the letting go process which accompanies change.

Carnelian is used for motivation and increased creativity. It teaches us to trust in ourselves and helps us find creative solutions to current issues as it boosts self-esteem and invites us to embrace our personal power while promoting positive life choices which enhance our ability to draw new forms of prosperity and abundance.

Chrysocolla. This powerful blue-green stone helps us during periods of change and challenging times. It brings smooth transitions and helps us to accept change with serenity and calm. It helps us to be more self-aware and promotes self-confidence that inspires both creativity and motivation.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 18, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 18, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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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: Raven Spirit Animal Meaning – Mysterious And Creative

The raven spirit animal comes into your life when you are seeking guidance from higher powers.
It symbolises mystery, wisdom, intellect and creativity. It can also symbolise mischief and intimidation as (partly) negative traits.

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ThoughtCo: Setting Up Your Yule Altar

Yule is the time of year when Pagans around the world celebrate the Winter Solstice. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, this will be on or around December 21, but if you’re below the Equator, your Yule celebration will fall in June. This Sabbat is considered the longest night of the year, and following Yule, the sun begins its long journey back to earth. Try some or even all of these ideas — obviously, space may be a limiting factor for some, but use what calls to you most.

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Patheos Pagan: 6 Minutes of Witchcraft: Charging in Magick

In this episode of 6 Minutes of Witchcraft, I discuss how I view “charging” in terms of magick and Witchcraft. (Not to be confused with charging FOR magical practices or services – which is also a good topic I should cover in a future video.)

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Daily Good: On Courage

What does it mean to be courageous? Is it something seen outwardly, as when someone overcomes an overwhelming physical obstacle, or is it “the measure of our heartfelt participation with life, with another, with a community, a work, a future”? This short video provides an eloquent answer through powerful images that encourage further consideration of the question.{ read more }

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Individualogist: How to Find your Moon Sign and What does it Mean?

More often than not, the zodiac sign that we are familiar with is our Sun sign. Representing our dominant…

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MNN: 7 of the best plants to give as gifts

Giving a gift that will stand the test of time is always a challenge, but giving plants is one way to try. Whatever type of plant you choose, it’s sure to last longer than cut flowers will, and often costs the same (or less) than a nice arrangement from the florist. In fact, many houseplants can cost in the $15-$20 range, while a large bouquet is often twice that.

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EarthSky News: Moon and Regulus on December 16

The moon is some days past full on December 16, 2019, and so it’s rising late at night. On this evening, you might catch the moon and star Regulus – brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion – rising in the east from mid- to late evening. If not, you can always get up before daybreak on December 17 to view this waning gibbous moon and star Regulus high in the morning sky. You’ll recognize them easily. Look first for the moon. That nearby bright star will be Regulus

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Patheos-Pagan: Feeling Overwhelmed At Yule

For me, December always comes with a certain amount of dread. I know the month will be filled with my anxiety in overdrive, and there will be too much to do, with too little time to do it all. I know that when I go out to run errands, people will be cranky, rude and have little concept of personal space.

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Inner Journey:

TRANSFORMATION

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
— William Faulkner

Longing for a miracle that will transform your life? Miracles happen, and if we don’t want that magic to disappear on us, we need to learn from each epiphany — to integrate it, apply it, and build on it so we can permanently shift to a new level of being.

The real key to fulfillment lies in ONGOING transformation: building our awareness of daily opportunities to change our perceptions and raise our consciousness. Life is about dissolving the old and creating anew. The more we open to accepting and learning from every life experience, the more our lives transform.

“Enlightenment must come little by little — otherwise it would overwhelm.”
— Idries Shah

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A Note from the Universe 

If you knew for absolute certain that every little thing you did today would later be scrutinized, literally moment by moment, by a future you, and future friends, as well as anyone else interested, and you’d all be looking for a number of qualities, especially patience, kindness, and love, during this game of games and test of tests called life, how might you treat the very next person you see after reading this Note?

Yeah,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe:  How To Make A Healthy Mint Chocolate Smoothie That Tastes Like Dessert

Chocolate and mint make one of the greatest food marriages ever. There’s something about the combination of the deep, earthy-sweet flavor of chocolate and the cool, light, brightness of mint that makes my taste buds celebrate.

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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
December 18, 2019 

Scripture

“When thy mind leaves behind its dark forest of delusion, thou shalt go beyond the scriptures of times past.”

-Bhagavad Gita, 6th cent. B.C.

A lot of times the scriptures tell us stories of things that happened long ago. We are to use these stories not merely as entertainment, but as an illustration of our own lives. When we see the relevancy, and apply the wisdom garnered from those times into our present situations, we can experience tremendous growth

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The World

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

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

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