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.

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 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.

Read More……………..

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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?

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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