Cat’s Morning Bits for August 3, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 3, 2021

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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Senate honored Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor, by changing the name of their month “Sextilis” to “Augustus.” Middle English speakers inherited the name of the month of August, but it wasn’t until the mid-1600s that “august” came to be used generically in English, more or less as “augustus” was in Latin, to refer to someone with imperial qualities.

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August Events:

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 8 New Moon at 6:50 am PST/ 7:50 am MST/ 9:50 am EST

Aug 22 Full Corn Moon at 5:01 PST/ 6:01 am MST/ 8:01 am EST


Spirit Library: Reconfiguration (a message from Kate Spreckley)

With a new month comes new energy and this month is one of the more potent times in the year as we sit within the Lion’s Gate portal. We remain within this portal until the 12th while the Earth aligns with Sirius and the Galactic Centre. With this alignment we experience an increase in intensity as the energies flooding the planet move to awaken and heal the collective

Read more….

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Herbal Jedi: Meadowsweet Medicine

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Spiritual Unite: WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN A CROW CAWS AT YOU?
You might have heard a crow cawing at you before, but do you know what it means? The sound of the crow is often interpreted as bad luck and many people are scared when they hear one because they think that it could be an omen of death, which is not true.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Earth Folklore and Legends

Each of the four cardinal elements – earth, air, fire and water – can be incorporated into magical practice and ritual. Depending on your needs and intent, you may find yourself drawn to one of these elements more so that the others.

Read more….

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MBG: August 2021 Horoscope: Here Are The Transits To Note This Month

If you’re feeling disoriented as we go into August, you’re not alone. In the blink of an eye, three planets changed signs at the end of July: Mercury moved into Leo, Mars barreled into health-conscious Virgo, and global Jupiter ended its brief but magical “denial tour” through the Pisces prism and snapped back into coolheaded Aquarius.

Read more….

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Daily Good: How to Recapture Your Imagination

High alert is the nature of the moment, and rightly so, but I do not intend to lose the reality that as a culture we are entering deeply mythic ground.

  • Martin Shaw –

How to Recapture Your Imagination

“If you had the spyglass, you could see anything in the world. If you had the spyglass, there was nothing from which you couldn’t glean information. It had mesmeric power over the people. It had been created by a king who gave it to his daughter, to be used for the strangest of courtships. If you wished to marry her, you had to achieve only one thing. You had to disappear. You had to become a magician of the invisible.” In this excerpt from his new book, Martin Shaw, a celebrated storyteller, draws on myth and metaphor to direct our gaze away from the screen and toward the wonder of the world. { read more }

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Fast Millionaire Oil Recipe – Wealth Prosperity Success Spell Oil – Witchcraft – Magical Crafting

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Elephant Journal: A Spiritual Connection to Mother Nature & How she can help us Heal.

Apparently, if you keep seeing your birthday numbers, it is a sign to trust your intuition and develop a relationship with yourself spiritually. Today, I did just that.

My day of birth was Friday, 6/18. I’ve been noticing the numbers “618” several times a day for the past few months, starting at the mental health facility.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Haleakalā National Park: 10 Unique Facts About Hawaii’s ‘House of the Sun’

Haleakalā National Park on the Hawaiian island of Maui protects one of the state’s six active volcanoes. The last time the volcano here erupted was between 600 and 400 years ago, though it has witnessed at least 10 eruptions over the past 1,000 years.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon Sweeps By Taurus August 2, 3 And 4 Mornings

As the moon orbits Earth, a waning crescent moon appears in the early morning sky every month. And it sweeps past whatever bright stars and planets happen to be in that part of the sky. Unless you’re a night owl, you won’t see the moon and constellation Taurus the Bull ascending in the east before your bedtime.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Based on True Fiction: Chaos Magic and the Threefold Law
THUMPER FORGE

“Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.” -Hassan-i Sabbah

“Everything is true. Even false things are true.” Malaclypse the Younger

“Ignorance doesn’t make stuff not exist.” Bucky Katt

Read more….

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Rune Divination Methods: The Three Norns Method

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Inner Journey:

BRING AWARENESS TO YOUR GENEROSITY

“Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment.”
— Jean De La Bruyère

While it’s important to give, it’s also essential that we not give more than we can afford. Only you can determine the appropriate amount of time or money you can give away, but it should not cause you hardship. We need to respect our own needs as well as the needs of others.

When do you give more than you can afford?

“Generosity is another quality which, like patience, letting go, non-judging, and trust, provides a solid foundation for mindfulness practice. You might experiment with using the cultivation of generosity as a vehicle for deep self-observation and inquiry as well as an exercise in giving.”
— Jon Kabat Zinn

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If you don’t really need to correct someone or something. I say don’t.

Especially someone.

Hipsters,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spicy Dorito® Taco Salad

A delicious refreshing taco salad with a tangy twist.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
August 3, 2021

Victory
“The greatest of victories is the victory over oneself.”

-The Dhammapada: The Path of Perfection (1st Cent. B.C.)


Sometimes it seems that the mind is in constant turmoil. It’s always racing from project to problem, keeping us busy, making us stressed. To be able to still the mind, to find that calm and quiet place within, is a true victory, one that rewards us with health, happiness, and peace of mind

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

You have great force of will today and it could be easy to push around someone less driven than you. Try to do things right the first time so there’s less “clean-up” tomorrow, when people may be less forgiving or understanding. Do what’s important first, rather than what is easiest or the most fun. You can do that some other time but today it won’t work.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 30, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 30, 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.

Stay healthy, Stay safe!

Blessings, Cat

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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: Loosen Your Grip (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The intensity of the current energies is accelerating and increasing the movement of energy flowing within our world. This energy will continue to build and will focus on clearing the energetic clutter of the past. All that has been denied..

Read more….

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VIKING SYMBOLS meaning and pronunciation

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ThoughtCo: The Rule of Three

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.

Read more…..

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MBG: This Week’s Horoscope Is A Roller Coaster—But It Ends On A High Note

What’s the message buried in the fine print? That’s the question to ask yourself this week, according to the AstroTwins’ astrological forecast.

Every missive will be magnified this Monday, November 30, when a rare lunar eclipse arrives in Gemini (at 4:29 AM EST)—the first one in the sign of the Twins since 2012!

Read more….

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Daily Good: To Be a Loved Horse: Dufresne’s Story

Empathy is a special way of coming to know another and ourself, a kind of attuning and understanding. When empathy is extended, it satisfies our needs and wish for intimacy, it rescues us from our feelings of aloneness.

Carl Rogers –

To Be a Loved Horse: Dufresne’s Story

“A friend of mine was looking to buy a horse that could be a backyard buddy. She didn’t want to spend a lot of money, so I suggested we go to the local monthly horse auction to see if we might rescue one of the horses from a potential death sentence.For those of you who are unfamiliar with horse auctions, many times the meat buyers end up taking the unwanted animals at low prices. There are always horses there who have plenty of life left and just need someone to show up and recognize their value, see their heart, and offer them a space where they can just be a loved horse.” What happened next is an unexpected and electrifying story of hope and healing. { read more }

Be The Change

Try to attune to another and extend empathy where it is most needed this week

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Today’s DIY: The Green Witch: Making a Plantain Salve

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Elephant Journal: 5 Fears to Release During the Gemini Full Moon to Break the Patterns of Childhood Trauma. {November 30th)

I always say, “It is no longer my duty not to enjoy myself.”
This affirmation reflects the opportunity I need to release my conditioning that surrounds obligation during this upcoming full moon lunar eclipse in Gemini.

Read more…

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Treehugger: American Pika is Resilient in Face of Climate Change

The American pika is ridiculously cute. The tiny squeaking ball of fur looks like a cross between a bunny and a mouse. Researchers have long warned that the diminutive “rock rabbit” may be at high risk of extinction due to climate change.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Full moon, faint eclipse, November 29-30

For us in North America, the November full moon is the Beaver Moon or Frosty Moon. In the Southern Hemisphere, where it’s the opposite time of year, the November full moon is a fixture of the spring season. For all of us, this November 2020 full moon shines directly in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Working With Magic in December

I will admit I am a total festive season fanatic, in fact if I am honest our Yule celebrations usually start around 1st November (don’t judge). This time is not about shopping and material things, but it is about the existing positive energy of the season. Spending time with family and friends. Wishing compliments of the season to strangers and bringing festive cheer wherever you go.

Read more…..

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10 Fun Facts About Crows

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Inner Journey: CREATE SPACE

“All this talk and turmoil and noise and movement and desire is outside of the veil; within the veil is silence and calm and rest.”
— Bayazid al-Bistami

We need to create space if we desire to change and grow. Only in emptiness can meaning, intuitive guidance and truth arise.

Give yourself space by spending time in nature, taking an hour or day off, enjoying quiet moments for reflection. Take time to smell the roses. Breathe in the wonder of life and its bounty. Open so your deeper awareness and imagination can percolate through mundane thoughts and activities. Let go of both resistance and force to allow yourself to connect more deeply to life.

“I do only want to advise you to keep growing quietly and seriously throughout your whole development; you cannot disturb it more rudely than by looking outward and expecting from outside replies to questions that only your inmost feeling in your most hushed hour can perhaps answer.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke

“I am glad that so much movement happens in this stillness.”
— Richard Land

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Haven’t I always said, knock and it will be opened? Prepare and the way shall be revealed? Speak and all the elements will obey? Act and I will, too? Laugh and be healed? Give and the floodgates will open? Wink and you’ll be winked at? Dream and thy Kingdom will come?

Oh… Well, that’s what I meant to say.

Wink,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

This is a great recipe for leftover mashed potatoes. I never liked reheated mashed potatoes, but if you fry them in a pan as a potato pancake, they taste delicious. You might need to adjust the ingredients depending on how much mashed potatoes you have left over.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


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

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Daily Wisdom
November 30, 2020

Personality
“The well-developed, well-integrated personality is the highest product of evolution, the fullest realization we know of in the universe.”

-Julian Huxley (1887-1975)


All of our life is spent learning who we are, becoming more of who we really are. When we can truly relax, and be comfortable with the knowledge of our self, our radiant personality shows through. We know how we fit in the scheme of things. We recognize our connection to the universe. We appreciate the roles we have to play and understand that we are the ones writing our script.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

If any problems arise today, they will probably come out of being careless about something simple and normally no trouble at all. Carelessness is the chief threat to having things go smoothly. Even if only small things are lost, broken, or need to be redone, it can make tomorrow even more of a mess than today might be. Pay attention to details, take your time and do your best.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 7, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 7, 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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The maple wears a gayer scarf-
The field a scarlet gown-
Lest I sh’d be old-fashioned
I’ll put a trinket on.
-Emily Dickinson (1830-86)

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Spiritual Unite: You Can Heal Yourself Using The Chi Energy of Trees According to Taoist Masters

Trees are very powerful according to Taoist masters. Aside from absorbing carbon dioxide and turning it into oxygen, trees also have the ability to absorb negative energy and transform it into positive.

read more….

 

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Can I Dedicate to More Than One Deity? 

As you start exploring Paganism in more depth, you may find that you’re drawn to one particular god or goddess. Once you’ve formed a strong connection, you may even opt to perform a dedication ritual to him or her –

Read more……

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Daily Good: What Focusing on the Breath Does to Your Brain

What if you could regulate your stress levels by controlling your breath? A new study from the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research suggests that while fast breathing rates may promote feelings like anxiety, stress, and fear, slowing down our breath may reduce these very same emotions. This article from Greater Good Magazine examines how breathing impacts various regions of the brain responsible for thinking, feeling, and behavior. { read more }

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Elephant Journal: The Art of Intuitive Moving.

Have you asked yourself in what ways does your body feel like moving today?
Intuitive moving is simple yet counterintuitive to what most people have always done. This simple practice of becoming quiet enough to listen to our body’s wants and needs is a muscle that needs exercising.

Read more….

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MNN: 7 uncanny facts about crows

Intelligence runs in the crow family, a diverse group of more than 120 bird species. And, as with most geniuses, crows and their relatives tend to be misunderstood.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Mars, Spica pair up in morning sky

In the eastern morning sky, as the predawn darkness gives way to dawn, watch for the planet Mars to pair up with Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo. The actual conjunction date – when Mars passes 3 degrees north of Spica – is November 8, 2019. Nonetheless, these two worlds will be remain close together all week long, and should rather easily fit into a single binocular field.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Full Moon in Taurus for 2019

On Tuesday, November 12th at 5:34 a.m. PST, the full Moon in Taurus will rise. When the Moon is full, it’s on the opposite side of the earth from the Sun. This situates it in the opposite zodiac sign too, forming a polarity or “opposition,” where each planet pulls at the other. With the Sun and Moon,

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

LAUGH!

“We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we’re happy because we laugh.”
— William James

Why laugh?

Laughter nourishes the soul and triggers joy. It’s a natural stress reliever. It stimulates the immune system and increases oxygen, stamina and our breathing capacity. Medical literature is full of reasons to laugh for the health of it.

Don’t rely upon your funny friends, favorite sit-com or jokes to tickle your funny bone — just laugh for the joy of it!

“Laughter is like the human body wagging its tail.”
— Anne Wilson Schaef

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

If I could pick only one superpower it would be to have your insights.

Sha-zam!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Kitchen Witch Bakes for November

Kitchen Witch Bakes for November – Leading on from the last harvest, November still has a huge abundance of gorgeous produce to work with, but we are winding down now. Preparations are being made for the winter. The weather will also be colder now, the warm summer months seeming so distant. Lots of lovely big hearty meals are the way to go.

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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 Tarot: The Tower

If any problems arise today, they will probably come out of being careless about something simple and normally no trouble at all. Carelessness is the chief threat to having things go smoothly. Even if only small things are lost, broken, or need to be redone, it can make tomorrow even more of a mess than today might be. Pay attention to details, take your time and do your best.

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 April 26, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 26, 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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While the bright radiant sun in centre glows,
The earth in annual motion round it goes;
At the same time on its own axis reels,
And gives us change of seasons as it wheels.
-The 1793 Old Farmer’s Almanac

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The Wild Hunt: US Festival Roundup: Beltane and Litha Seasons

– This article continues The Wild Hunt series on U.S. festivals of interest to the Pagan community. We briefly summarize information about upcoming festivals that are open to the public and may be of interest to the community.

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ThoughtCo: The Magic of Crows and Ravens

Although crows and ravens are part of the same family (Corvus), they’re not exactly the same bird. Typically, ravens are quite a bit bigger than crows, and they tend to be a bit shaggier looking. The raven actually has more in common with hawks and other predatory birds than the standard, smaller-sized crow. In addition, although both birds have an impressive repertoire of calls and noises they make, the raven’s call is usually a bit deeper and more guttural sounding than that of the crow.

https://www.learnreligions.com/the-magic-of-crows-and-ravens-2562511

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MBG: Happy Arbor Day! Here’s Why We Should All Be Tree Huggers This Year

According to NASA’s latest satellite data, our world is only getting greener. That is, our tree cover is growing thanks to reforestation and better land management practices.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-and-why-to-get-involved-with-tree-plantings-this-arbor-day

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Elephant Journal: Do you Talk to Trees? Well, Maybe you Should.

If trees could talk, the conversation might go like this:
“Hello.”

“Hello.”
“You appear to be a tree.”

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/04/do-you-talk-to-trees-well-maybe-you-should-sophia-remolde/

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Spiritual Unite: Meaning Of Repeating Numbers – Attracting Your Attention To Your Right Path

The universe provides us with guidance in many ways, but perhaps the most common of these is number synchronicity.
When we experience synchronicity with repeating numbers, we need to sit up and pay attention.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/meaning-of-repeating-numbers-attracting-your-attention-to-your-right-path/

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EarthSky News: How do you star hop?

Amateur astronomers use star hopping to go from stars and constellations they know … to ones they don’t know yet. First, look for noticeable patterns on the sky’s dome. One very easy pattern to find at this time of year is the constellation Orion the Hunter. You’ll find it descending in the west after sunset. Orion is easy to find because it contains a very noticeable pattern of three medium-bright stars in a short straight row. These stars represent Orion’s Belt.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/star-hopping-from-constellation-orion

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Patheos-Pagan: Beltane Solo Celebrations: Simple and Satisfying

Celebrating Beltane by yourself may not seem very appealing. After all, it’s all about, er…group activities. Right? Or at least a partner. I am here to tell you, fun can be had if you are in a solo situation!

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2019/04/beltane-solo-celebrations-simple-and-satisfying/

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Inner Journey:

USE YOUR POWER TO CREATE

“I am a child of God. I came from the womb of creation.”
— Tao Te Ching

Our grand business in life is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.”
— Thomas Carlyle

We each play a role in the bigger game of life. In this bigger picture, life plays with energy and matter to expand, create, express and evolve. It explores new possibilities, realizes them and then reaches for even more. Life continually transforms what is into something brand new.

We choose how actively we take part in this cosmic dance. We can become mere spectators to life if we get stuck in old ideas that have lost their energy for us.

How much passion do you feel for your goals? Are you still being creative in how you work with them?

“Embrace fully your capacity to create, to think in unlimited ways, and to pursue everything that you have been wanting. Be flexible, open and willing to let the new come to you. “This can be the most joyous, prosperous, and creative time of your life.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

higherawareness.com
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Today’s Recipe: Mango Pocket Pies

It’s summer season here at my place. I’m starting to think of food and goodies to bring to a beach outing with family and friends. Mangoes are perfect for picnics especially when they are made into desserts.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Mango-Pocket-Pies.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

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

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

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

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The Witchwood Teahouse & Magick Kitchen: Beltane Plant Magick

Sacred herbs for the season

During Ostara or the Spring Equinox, seeds are given license to spout and grow along with our intentions for the budding year. Fertility rites are significant to the Witch and his/her garden. Through our rituals, we draw from the energies of the earth and mother goddess. As we continue the growing and manifesting process, the wheel turns to Beltane providing us with a reservoir of energy.

http://www.themagickkitchen.com/beltane-plant-magick/

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Only The Strong Survive (Aimless Desert Ramblings)

Only The Strong Survive

May 27, 2018

The desert takes no prisoners, only the strong survive. This is toward the end of spring, can you tell? A haze of heat forms over this dry and desolate place. But is all as it seems?

KODAK Digital Still Camera

If ones cares enough to look instead of roaring by in a cloud of dust created by man made machines, there are treasures to behold. The first cactus blooms dot the ground in fuschia fire and tiny white asters nearly blend with the dry earth.

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In a nice lull between man made dust clouds  a Red Tailed Hawk blessed me with a visit. So close that I could see the colored feather pattern in his breast and belly, a missing feather in his tail. I spoke to him and fixed me with one amber eye as he circled around me. We’re on a cross country “journey” today my husband and I, so we head east to our next destination.

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We follow the “powerline road” as it marches across this dry and rocky place. In the distance you can see Mount Garfield and the Grand Mesa. Do you see the beauty here or is it ugly and alien? Sagebrush and Mormon Tea are beginning  to make their appearance. There is no water, only blistering sun……… only the strong survive.

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At the top of a one powerline giant a mother crow sits sentinel. She surveys the baked land and the heat shimmery sky with her beady eye. Four black heads sprout from the nest at the junction. As we stop underneath the tower sh takes to the air in hopes of drawing us away from her young and we are treated to a quartet of grumpy voices asking mom where she is going. There is no shade….. only blistering sun…. only the strong survive.

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We reach our next destination, a trip which has taken us about 2 miles cross desert to find a forest of yucca. the long wands, covered with white flowers wave in the breeze. In less than a month only dagger sharp leaves will be left. But for now we enjoy the view.

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It’s a lesson that nothing lasts forever and that beauty, even when fleeting, should be savored and enjoyed. It’s image seared into your soul the way the sun sears the  dry breast of the earth. Only the strong survive.

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I think that it’s important to bookmark things of beauty in your mind. This is why I can look at my desert even in its harshest conditions and still see the  beauty that lives there. A delicate overlay that reminds me “Yes! I’m still here. I am strong and will survive!

Words and photos are ©Cat/LBolotin 2018