Cat’s Morning Bits for September 9, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 9, 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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September Quotes

“In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil.
And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb color effects as from August to November.”

  • Rose G. Kingsley, The Autumn Garden, 1905

gardendigest.com

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September Events 2021

Sept. 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins (Sept 2- 29)

Sept. 6 Labor Day/ New Moon at 5:51 pm PST/ 6:51 pm MST/ 8:51 pm EST

Sept. 20 Full Harvest Moon at 4:54 pm PST/ 5:54 pm MST/ 7:54 pm EST

Sept. 22 Mabon/ Fall Equinox/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 27 Mercury Retrograde 9Sept. 72- Oct. 18)

Sept. 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins (Sept. 30- Oct


Spirit Library: Clarity Emerges from the Heart (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As we continue to integrate the lessons and wisdom we have gained from the past, we stand at a significant point in our journey where we must make a choice. Do we continue to recreate the past or do we make a different choice and embark on a path that transforms both ourselves and the world?

Read more….

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Monsters of the Sea

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Spiritual Unite: SEAL SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – BEING HONEST WITH YOURSELF
Your seal spirit animal is a messenger, asking you to look within yourself and find the natural flows that govern your body.

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Journey Into Dreams: OFFICE DREAM MEANING

Dreaming about an office often represents how we currently feel about our career or business. We may be thinking about ways we can work towards improving our lives.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo. How to Cleanse and Clear Your Crystals and Gemstones

It is of utmost importance to clean any new gemstones that come your way to clear them of any energies that they may have picked up during their previous journeys

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets: Altar Tools

Wand
The wand is the tool of invocation and is used to direct energy. It is also used to draw magic symbols on the ground or in the air or to stir the cauldron. Traditional wood for wands is willow, elder, oak, apple, hazel etc. These can be bought, however using a small tree limb (the length between the crook of your arm and forefinger) works just as well. Try not to break one off a living tree, look for one that has fallen on the ground.
It is associated with Air.

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Spell “Return to Sender” Candle Magic | Reverse Witchcraft | Yeyeo Botanica

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Elephant Journal: A Walking Meditation for when we need to Reboot.

Meditative walking is a great way to convert what we do every day into action, with therapeutic, soothing, and encouraging effects, which will make your life more conscious, bright, and interesting.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Baby Bats Babble Just Like Human Infants
Both species use the same mechanism to acquire a complex adult vocal repertoire.

Bats are often portrayed in the media as spooky or threatening, associated with haunted houses and disease outbreaks. But a new study published in Science paints the flying mammals in a more adorable light

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Loneliest Star, Fomalhaut, Near Jupiter And Saturn In 2021

Fomalhaut, bright and lonely
Fomalhaut, aka Alpha Piscis Austrinus, is sometimes called the Loneliest Star. That’s because it’s the only bright star in a wide stretch of sky. From the Northern Hemisphere, Fomalhaut arcs in solitary splendor across the southern sky in autumn.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Six Ways My Catholic Upbringing Prepared Me to Be A Witch
BRANDY WILLIAMS

I’ve met many Witches who are former Catholics. We make an instant connection, “Me too!’ We compare notes about the ways the church prepared us to be Witches and the ways we’re still struggling with our past.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Sacred Spirit.Yeha-Noha(Wishes Of Happiness And Prosperity)

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Inner Journey:

BE TRUE TO YOURSELF

“In the final analysis, we count for something only because of the essential we embody, and if we do not embody that, life is wasted.”
— C.G. Jung

Where are you not being true to yourself?

All blocks arise when we’re not being authentic, when we’re not being true to ourselves. We know we’re not being authentic when we feel discomfort of any kind.

When our thoughts, feelings and actions align with our essence, we express the qualities of soul. Always trust that your soul knows what’s best for you.

Believe in yourself and act on your ideas. Give yourself permission to do what you want with your life. Take the initiative to set meaningful goals for yourself and achieve them. Begin to tell yourself why you CAN have what you want!

“A true knowledge of ourselves is knowledge of our power.”
— Mark Rutherford

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The funny thing is that in spite of the euphoria one feels upon entering paradise, cloaked in miracles, surrounded by angels, love, and unimaginable beauty, it gradually becomes all they know, commonplace, ordinary, and then, shockingly… invisible.

Yep, I’m talking about life on earth. Right?

Yippee-kai-yay

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

This recipe below combines potassium-rich bananas with sweet chocolate chips in a bread that everyone’s sure to love. Remember that that the secret to soft banana bread is a light mixing hand

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
September 9, 2021

Honesty
“Men are disposed to live honestly, if the means of doing so are open to them.”

-Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)


It is our nature to be honest. Look at how everything else in the world expresses itself. We don’t expect antelope behavior from a lion, that would be silly. And yet many times we go around being untrue to ourselves. We are strong, beautiful, creative – so let’s not be afraid to show it!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

Little or nothing will slow you down or be daunting to you today. You have so much inner strength, and physical strength, too, that people will have trouble keeping up with you. Do something special today, or perhaps excel at something significant and challenging that will be easily within your grasp. You may find out later that you were dazzling and that you inspired several people to more energetically pursue their passions

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 August 30, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 30, 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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August Quotes

“What wondrous life is this I lead!
Ripe apples drop about my head;
The luscious clusters of the vine
Upon my mouth do crush their wine;
The nectarine and curious peach
Into my hands themselves do reach;
Stumbling on melons, as I pass,
Ensnared with flowers, I fall on grass.”

  • Andrew Marvell, Thoughts in a Garden

gardendigest.com

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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.

merriam-webster.com

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: Be Willing to Sit with Truth (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This is an incredible time of healing and inner work as we move towards accepting change, releasing the old and embracing where we are now. While our consciousness continues to awaken and expand old beliefs, structures and patterns are dissolving to reveal the natural flow of creation. As a result, it is becoming more and more difficult to exist within old realities.

Read more….

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Sea witch vlog | Full moon ritual | Sea witchcraft

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Journey Into Dreams: DRAGONFLY MEANING AND SYMBOLISM

The dragonfly is a winged insect that often symbolizes change, transformation, and rebirth because it goes through many periods of change in its lifecycle.

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ThoughtCo: The Spiritual and Healing Properties of Tourmaline

Tourmaline is believed to promote inspiration and happiness, reduce fear, and build self-confidence among its users. It’s also used to balance yin-yang energies, as it’s considered a physical bridge to the spiritual.

Read more….

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Spirituality & Health: What’s Your Vibrational Healing Style?

Take This Spiritual Vibration Test to Find Out

Is your style aromatherapy, sound healing, or one of the others? This spiritual vibration test will tell you.

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MBG: We’re In For Lots Of Love Lessons This Week, Astrologers Predict

Sweet harmony! This week kicks off with a fun-loving transit—before transitioning into a dizzying clash. Here’s what to know.

Relationships are the talk of the town starting this Monday, August 30, as messenger Mercury wings into collaborative Libra.

Read more….

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Candle Burn Meanings. Must Watch! | Yeyeo Botanica

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Why Our Dreams Are So Important
by Doug Grunther

Doing dream work is like entering a portal of fascinating and healing energy. Dreams come to reveal important truths which can help us make significant life changes.They provide a more complete picture of who we truly are. Dreams offer us practical advice and can also serve as a means to psychological self-awareness and creative inspiration.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Burial Places Can Boost Biodiversity, Restore Ecosystems
Old cemeteries are home to rare or endangered plant species.

Where humans have buried their dead, ecological systems have often been preserved, even as they have been lost from the surrounding areas. Cemeteries have surprising potential for biodiversity conservation and ecosystem restoration and often end up being islands of natural vegetation, harboring rare or endangered plant species

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Farthest Quarter Moon On August 30

The most distant quarter moon of the year falls on August 30, 2021. That’s because this quarter moon more closely aligns with lunar apogee – the moon’s farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit – than does any other quarter moon in 2021

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Patheos Pagan: Use Science and Magic to Empower Your Practice
MELISSA HILL

Science and magic are seen as opposites these days, but that’s been the case for the last century. From ancient Greek philosophers to the Medieval alchemists, to the…

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Relaxing Celtic Music – Forest Sanctum

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Inner Journey: WISDOM

“…we need to abandon the idea that wisdom is knowing everything-the whys, the wherefores, the how-tos. Wisdom is often more subtle, both far simpler and exceedingly more complex. For wisdom requires the discerning, the listening to, the acknowledgement of nudges and notions, of senses and sensations, of the minute and what we often mistakenly assume is the mundane. Wisdom means listening to the still, small voice, the whisper that can be easily lost in the whirlwind of busyness, expectations, and conventions of the world….”
— Jean M. Blomquist

“Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s time.”
— Dale Dauten

“To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Yep. Some folks are different. Very different. And no matter how hard they try, they’ll never be able to see all that you see, do all that you do, or know all that you know.

That’s why you were needed. That’s how much you cared.

Have patience with everyone,

The Universe

tut.com

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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
August 30, 2021

Communication
“The whole art of life is knowing the right time to say things.”

-Maeve Binchy


Communication is a term that is used to express the dialogue and understanding between people. There is definitely an art to this. It’s not just what we say but how, and when, we say it. We need to be sensitive as to how our words are being interpreted. And communication is reciprocal, it is both giving and receiving. When we speak we are giving information, and receiving someone’s attention. When we listen we are receiving information and giving our attention.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Clear up a misunderstanding and free up some time and space to begin something you’ve been wanting to do but felt beyond your means. You might also come to an understanding with someone who has been an obstacle for you, whether because of pride, some power struggle, or other kind of competition or misconstrued sense of prestige or self-importance. Today, you are the equal of anyone. Be gracious.

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 August 20, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 20, 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.

merriam-webster.com

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: Self Awareness (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The great shift in consciousness is well underway and as our consciousness continues to awaken and expand it becomes more and more challenging to exist within an old reality. Most of us currently incarnated on the Earth have chosen to heal the karmic patterns and cycles created and maintained by our human families, cultures, and societies.

Read more….

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Crafting Two Broom Closet Friendly Purification Spells | Cleansing Sprays

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Spiritual Unite: GETTING A HAIRCUT IN YOUR DREAM: THE SIGNIFICANCE
Have you ever dreamed about getting a haircut? Dreaming about getting a haircut can be an interesting dream to have.

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ThoughtCo: Spiritual and Healing Properties of Lepidolite

Lepidolite is a form of mica that comes in purple, pink, yellow, grey, and white. It’s original name was lilalite. Lepidolite has been called a “stone of transition” because it helps a person who is going through life changes.

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Spirituality & Health; How Do We Pray for Animals? by Sarah Bowen

Interspecies healing practices include prayer circles and shawls.

Sometime in my early 30s, I eschewed prayer in favor of meditation. Most prayers in my birth religion felt too exclusive, used language that didn’t quite fit my belief system, called on something too specific, or offered an interpretation of Divinity that I didn’t share.

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Picking and Drying Herbs
by Susun Weed

In your herbal pharmacy you transform fresh and dried plants into herbal medicines. Learning to identify and use the common plants around you is easy and exciting, beneficial and safe. Making your own medicines saves you money if you follow the Wise Woman tradition of using local herbs, free for the taking.

Even one day’s work in field, forest, and kitchen can provide you with many years’ worth of medicines.When you make your own, you know for sure what’s in it, where it came from, when and how it was harvested, and how fresh and potent it is.

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Don’t Do These Things With Your Crystals | Crystals Do’s & Don’ts

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Spirituality & Health: A Ritual for Honoring the Loss of a Human or Animal Companion

Rosemary has long signified deep friendship and lasting memories. This ritual for grief, built around rosemary, creates time and space for grieving and allows others to join and share the healing process.

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Treehugger: West Virginia Startup Turns Coal Mines Into Lavender Farms and Wellness Products
The project provides a sustainable path to rehabilitate mining land.

Former strip mines aren’t the first place you think of when it comes to sustainable agriculture, beekeeping, or the wellness industry. But a project in southwestern West Virginia is looking to change that.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Sun-Regulus In Conjunction August 23

If you follow astronomy, you hear the word conjunction a lot. Most of the time, it alerts you to something cool to see in the night sky. It’s usually two objects close together on the sky’s dome. But the word conjunction doesn’t always mean something to see.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Corner Crone: Thorn Mooney’s The Witch’s Path – Review
MARTHA KIRBY CAPO

This review really can be distilled into three words:

GET THIS BOOK!

Three words do not a blog post make, however, so let me tell you a little bit about …

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Dryads of the Ash Tree: Origin of Man

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Inner Journey:

MIND CONTROL

“Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.”
— Ray Knight

“Eventually, meditation will make our mind calm, clear, and as concentrated as a laser which we can focus at will. This capacity of one-pointed attention is the essence of genius. When we have this mastery over attentionin everything we do, we have a genius for life itself: unshakable security, clear judgment, and deep personal relationships.”
— Eknath Easwaran

“The successful man is the average man, focused.”
— Source Unknown

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You’ve done better than you know. You’ve helped more than you realize. And you’re closer than you think.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Homemade Peach Crumb Bars

These homemade peach crumb bars are always a hit. Wait until summer for fresh peaches or use frozen to get that wonderful peach flavor any time of the year

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth

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

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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

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Daily Wisdom
August 20, 2021

Waiting
“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”

-Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)


I love this! Whistle while you work, and hustle while you wait! The world doesn’t stop moving just because we have to wait. We can work on so many things, even on our patience! These are times when we can accelerate our learning and growing by reading books, listening to audio recordings, and meditating. When we are committed to learning and growing, there is never a dull moment to be had!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

Kindness will take you very far today. It’s not a show of weakness or inferiority to engage in that random act of kindness. Think of it as acting out of generosity of spirit. The bigger your heart today, the more respect and cooperation will come your way. Make sure your kindness is genuine and from a genuine place. Then you’re virtually unassailable

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 August 19, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 19, 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.

merriam-webster.com

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: Loosen Your Grip (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In these times of transformation, we are coming to recognise that everything changes. What we have known to be true shifts as our perspective expands and we begin to understand the deeper meaning that lies behind our experiences, our challenges and the difficulties we face and have faced.

Read more….

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A Look Inside my Journals – Grimoire and Book of Shadow Flip Through – Magical Crafting Books

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Spiritual Unite: THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF RABBITS: SYMBOLISM


A rabbit is a type of animal that can be found in gardens, forests, and just about anywhere else. They are one of the most popular animals on earth and have many interesting meanings behind them.

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ThoughtCo: Can Healing Pendulums Be Worn as Jewelry?

Any pendulums that have been dedicated to the service of healing are best not worn as decorative jewelry. If your pendulum is made from gemstones, just know that crystal energies can be too overwhelming to comfortably wear next to your body

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Patheos / New Visions: Listening to Sacred Stillness: Exploring the Stillness Within Us
GREG RICHARDSON

It is becoming harder and harder to find stillness to explore in the world around us. Our lives seem to be immersed in evermore complicated layers of news and information.

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MBG: How To Do The Lion’s Breath For Enhanced Energy & Communication

Yoga involves so much more than just the physical poses, and pranayama (yogic breathing practices) is another facet of a complete yoga practice. Just as each physical pose (or “asana”) has different benefits, the different breathing techniques you’ll come across have their own benefits, too.

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Today’s DIY: Polymer Clay Spellbook Pendant Tutorial | Pagan/Wiccan Crafts

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Elephant Journal: 3 Feng Shui No-Nos: A Step Closer to a more Balanced Life

Feng Shui is a healing art that provides a system to move our stuff with intention and see changes come about.


Feng Shui translates to wind water (Feng=wind, Shui=water); just as the wind causes the water to move in our natural environment, our intention and placement also move energy in our spaces and lives.

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Treehugger: Elephants Don’t Just Trumpet—They Also Squeak
Asian elephants press their lips together and buzz them.

Ask a child what noise an elephant makes and they’ll no doubt lift an arm like a trunk and make a trumpeting sound. But it’s not the only sound these massive animals make. They also squeak.

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EarthSky News: 2021’S Closest Planetary Conjunction Is August 19

The closest conjunction of two planets for 2021 happens on August 19 at 04:10 UTC. Depending on where you live worldwide, Mercury and Mars will appear at their closest on the sky’s dome at evening dusk on either August 18 or August 19. They are exceedingly low in the west after sunset. Look first for dazzling Venus, the sky’s brightest planet, above the sunset point. Then, as twilight deepens, search for these two embracing worlds beneath Venus, and close to the horizon.

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Patheos-Pagan: Salt City Pagan: Dust Yourself Off and Try Again
TYSON CHASE

I had an entirely different article prepared for this week, and then I took some time off. I couldn’t bring myself to post my original article, and luckily I had some assistance from a helpful person.

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Pagan Playlist: Ayla Schafer ⋄ Silent Voices

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Inner Journey:

GIVING CHOICE

“Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give.”
— David O. McKay

I want to choose the details of my life. Fortunately, I’ve come to appreciate how important it is to give others the freedom to choose their own paths.

None of us wants our choice robbed from us. I can’t know what’s best for anyone but me. So why give unsolicited advice to others and expect them to follow it?

“The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.”
— Samuel Butler

“What man wants is simply independent choice, whatever that may cost and wherever it may lead.”
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Do you think it would be as much fun if you could trade some of the happiest days of your life for not having to experience some of the saddest?

Do you think it would be as much fun if you could guarantee that some of your dreams would come true, by forgoing others?

How about if only your “good” thoughts became things?

Or… would you still want it all?

I knew it! You take after me.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chocolate Wave Zucchini Bread

This bread is moist and chocolaty, with a neat layered look.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
August 19, 2021

Waiting
“All good abides with him who waiteth wisely.”

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)


This scenario is familiar. Have you ever been in a long line, and the person serving customers is just doing the best that they can. Maybe the place is understaffed, or unexpectedly busy. There always seems to be someone who complains, who is impatient, and who makes the experience more aggravating for everyone around. And then there’s the kind-hearted person who uses the time to chat with the other people in line, who steps up and smiles and thanks the person doing the work. That person makes the experience much more pleasant! Next time you’re in line, observe. And choose to wait wisely!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

It may be hard to be serious and stick to those dull but crucial tasks that keep the day running smoothly. Be systematic, cheerful, and don’t let it show if you feel undervalued or underappreciated. Save your sharp wit and cleverness for another time and place. Time spent with younger people or children can lift your spirits and keep things in perspective for you.

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 April 20, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 20, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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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“Sweet April showers
Do spring May flowers.”

  • Thomas Tusser, A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, 1557

April 1 April Fools Day

April 11 New Moon at 7:30 pm PST/ 8:30 pm MST/ 10:30 pm EST

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

*The Lyrids meteor shower appears on April 16 – April 26

April 17 Herbalist Day

*Eta Aquariids meteor shower also appears in April. It is visible from about April 21 to about May 20

April 22 Earth Day

April 26 Full Wind Moon at 8:31 pm PST/ 9:31 pm MST/ 11:31 pm EST

April 30 Walprgis Night / Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

May 1 Beltane / May Day


Spirit Library: Heed the Call of your Soul (a message from Kate Spreckley)

There is a powerful movement of energy stirring within us which is pressing us into action and urging us to initiate something new. At the same time, we are having to overcome our deepest fears and learn how to live authentically.

Read more….

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The Power of Lemon Balm

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF ITCHING – WHY IT HAPPENS?
The spiritual meaning of itching is different than the usual physical definition.

Itching is the irritating feeling that makes you want to scratch, cool down, or do whatever you can do to get some form of relief.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Consecrate Your Magical Tools

Why Consecrate?
In many modern Pagan traditions, magical tools are consecrated before use. This achieves a couple of things — one, it purifies the item before it is used to interact with the Divine.

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions April 2021 Oracle

Oracle Cards are an excellent way to listen to your guides and your higher self, and sort through the confusion. We are bombarded by real life that we forget to take a minute to tune in.

Read more….

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MBG: Taurus Season Officially Begins Monday—Here’s What This Week Has In Store

Taurus season arrives this Monday, bringing with it sensible (and sensual) energy, and Mercury joins the Sun in Taurus as well. Here’s what to expect from the stars this week.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Instructions on Not Giving Up

Believing means liberating the indestructible element in oneself, or, more accurately, liberating oneself, or, more accurately, being indestructible, or, more accurately, being.

  • Franz Kafka –

Instructions on Not Giving Up

“It was a hard winter. My whole body raged against it. But right as the world feels uninhabitable something miraculous happens: the trees come back. I wanted to praise that ordinary thing as a way of bringing myself back to.” Listen to Ada Limon share her poem “Instructions on Not Giving Up.” { read more }

Be The Change

Reflect with a close friend or family member, on where you’ve each encountered the indestructible along life’s path.

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Today’s DIY: 6 Ways to Enjoy the Process – making dandelion honey

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Elephant Journal: How Crystals can help Raise the Vibes in our Hearts & Homes. {Partner}

I first started learning about energy and crystals while working as a RN years ago.
I was in my first year as a new nurse—feeling exhausted, unbalanced, and stressed out.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Do Squirrels Remember Humans?

Squirrels recognize humans they see as a source of food — specifically, the humans who have offered squirrel feed or nuts in the past

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon and Gemini stars on April 18 and 19

On April 18 and, 19, 2021, you’ll find the moon displaying a wide waxing crescent phase and in the vicinity of Castor and Pollux, the two brightest stars in the constellation Gemini the Twins.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Salt City Pagan: What Type of Witch Are You?

Spirituality, for me, is a lot like food, sharing it with others, discussing what went into it, and keeping note on my own additions. Just like food, I don’t believe spirituality should be limited to a specialty right out of the gate.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Shadow Of The Moon

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Inner Journey: A LIGHT LOOK AT LIFE’S JOURNEY

“Inside every older person is a younger person–wondering what the hell happened.”
— Cora Harvey Armstrong

“The hardest years in life are those between 10 and 70.”
— Helen Hayes (at 73)

“Old age ain’t no place for sissies.”
— Bette Davis

“Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.”
— Caryn Leschen

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”
— Frank A. Clark

“I’m looking forward to looking back on all this.”
— Sandra Knell

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what happens to wildlife when left alone from intellectual minds? It thrives, because thriving is its default setting. Just look at a forest.

And do you know what happens to wildlife when given just a little direction by intellectual minds? It still thrives, because thriving is its default setting. Just look at a rose garden.

And do you know what happens to wildlife when there is too much thinking? Yeah, what wildlife?

Wild thing,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Delicious Chana Masala

A delicious dish of chickpeas, onions, and tomatoes! You will love this stuff! I suggest eating this with fresh fried naan.

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
April 20, 2021

Letters
“Why is it that you can sometimes feel the reality of people more keenly through a letter than face to face?”

-Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1971


Sometimes we allow ourselves to open up more when we write out our feelings. We have time to think more, to choose our words carefully, to really express what it is we want to say. And when we read someone’s letter, we have the time to absorb the words, to give it thought and consideration.

-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 out

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 February 24, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 24, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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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February is derived from the Latin word “februs” meaning “to cleanse.” The month was named after the Roman Festival, Februalia, a month long festival of purification and atonement.

February Events

Feb. 2: Imbolc/Candlemas and Groundhog Day

Feb. 5: World Animal Reiki Day

Feb. 7: Super Bowl Sunday

Feb. 11: New Moon at 11:05 am PST/ 12:05 pm MST/ 2:05 pm EST

Feb. 12: Chinese New Year of the Ox

Feb. 14: Valentines Day

Feb. 15: Presidents Day and Lupercalia

Feb. 16 Mardi Gras

Feb. 18: Celtic Tree Month of Ash

Feb. 18: Sun enters Pisces

Feb. 19: National Caregivers Day

Feb. 20: Mercury goes DIRECT

Feb. 27: Full Moon at 12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST


Spirit Library: Room to Breathe (a message from Kate Spreckley)

It can be easy to prepare and plan for that which has become familiar and yet, in every moment all of life and everything within it is shifting, adjusting and responding to the continual ebb and flow of creation.

Read more….

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Messages From the Goddess Aphrodite, Goddess Wisdom Oracle Cards, Magical Crafting, Witchcraft Tarot

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Spiritual Unite: MEANING OF NUMBER 14 IN NUMEROLOGY

Recently this number has shown up in my life, I am sure you have seen this number or have a connection to it, and now you are wondering what it means. I will explain in this article.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Deities of the Hunt

In many ancient Pagan civilizations, gods and goddesses associated with the hunt were held in a position of high regard. While for some of today’s Pagans, hunting is considered off-limits, for many others, deities of the hunt are still honored.

Read more….

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Spirituality & Health: 4 Crystals to Amplify the Energy of the Full Moon

These four crystals, plus a potent ritual, can help you tap into the powerful energy of the full moon.

Read more….

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MBG: The 7 Hermetic Principles & How To Use Them To Improve Your Life

Many have sought to understand the natural laws that govern our universe. Some say there are 12, while others, like Hermes Trismegistus, say there are seven. Trismegistus explains the foundational laws of our reality in his seven hermetic principles. Here’s what these principles are all about and how we can all use them as a source of inspiration and empowerment.

Read more….

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Daily Good: This Land Was Made

I speak of change not on the surface but in the depth–change in the sense of renewal.

  • James Baldwin –

This Land Was Made

“The soil of this land has been altered–altared–by blood, sweat, and tears falling from black and brown bodies. Even when I am not aware of this, I am aware of this. How many ways can we read the refrain, “This land was made for you and me” ? How was this land made? Who was made to do the making? Who is the you? Who is the me?” Poet Ama Codjoe shares more in this powerful essay. { read more }

Be The Change

Take time today to learn something new about the land you are living on.

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The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made #AirNZSafetyVideo

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Elephant Journal: 3 Activities to Free our Minds & Get out of our Heads.

Our minds are conditioned by our culture, media, and upbringings.
We can become so inundated by these formulaic ways of thinking that it can be difficult to sense where our inner selves start and the external world ends.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 10 Animals That Use Echolocation

Echolocation, or biological sonar, is a unique auditory tool used by a number of animal species. By emitting a high frequency pulse of sound and listening to where the sound bounces back (or “echoes”), an echolocating animal can identify objects and navigate its surroundings even while not being able to see.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, faint Cancer on Feb 24, 2021

On February 24, 2021, the bright waxing gibbous moon shines in front of Cancer the Crab, the faintest constellation of the zodiac. Although the moon marks Cancer’s place in the sky on this night, the moonlit glare will make Cancer tough to see.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Witch, Take Care of Your Needs Too

I’m a busy witch and a busy human.

I love doing and checking things off lists and offering what I can to support and serve community.

But my lists often include things that pour my cup outward instead of pouring things back to me.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Blackmore’s Night – “Nature’s Light” (Official Music Video) – New Album coming March 12th, 2021

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Inner Journey: A NEW LOOK AT PROBLEMS

“The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.”
— Theodore Rubin

Our lives really begin to change when we learn to shift our perspective on ‘problems.’

From a spiritual perspective, problems offer our best path to growth. Like it or not, pain gets our attention. Discomfort also challenges the ego’s perception that it is in complete control of life. This opens the door for soul’s guidance.

If we want to be rid of the problem, we need to shift from denial and resistance to accept that this situation is present. We need to be willing to truly feel our experience to allow the energy of emotions to move through.

Finally, we need to explore what belief is giving rise to our distress. When we realize the belief is faulty, our shift in perspective resolves the problem. The solution always lies within us.

“No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
— Source Unknown

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The greatest achievements, all started with the smallest of steps.

Like the skipper who hoisted the sails for the yacht to circumnavigate the globe.

Like the farmer who planted the seeds that grew into an abundant harvest.

And like the little soul who imagined the day of becoming all that you now are.

High Five –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chile Relleno Pancakes

This tasted and felt just like a chile relleno, which isn’t surprising, as we used the same ingredients. Not only did it taste the same, but I think it’s easier to eat, since we don’t have to worry about eating around the seedpod and stem. If you love chile rellenos as much as I do, you’ll love these pancakes.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
February 24, 2021

Failure
“Apparent failure may hold in its rough shell the germs of a success that will blossom in time, and bear fruit throughout eternity.”

-Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, 1875


We’re learning and growing every day. We’re building on our experiences. When things happen differently than we had planned, or expected, or wanted them to, we might see it as a failure. But it’s not! There is a reason for everything, and sometimes what is an “apparent failure” is actually the beginning of something really beautiful.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Judgement

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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 19, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 19, 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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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: Define Your Priorities (a message from Kate Spreckley)

There are incredible benefits to the period we are currently moving through. These benefits include the opportunity for us to redefine who we are and how we live. We have the opportunity to be a part of a new world, a new reality where, discrimination, segregation and separation no longer exists.

Read more…..

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Marie Laveau: The New Orleans Voodoo Queen (Occult History Explained)

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF FINDING MONEY

Finding money on the road is quite exciting. Whether you own reasonable sum of money – but getting even a coin from the earth is quite fascinating.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Profile of Nemesis

Nemesis is a Greek goddess of revenge and retribution. In particular, she is invoked against those whose hubris and arrogance got the better of them, and serves as a force of divine reckoning.

Read more…..

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Daily Good: Where Wonder Lives: Daily Practices for Cultivating the Sacred

Fabiana Fondevila is a storyteller, activist and teacher from Argentina. Her upcoming book, ‘Where Wonder Lives’ invites readers on a unique journey through inner landscapes, kindling fresh awareness of life’s mysteries. In the following excerpt she delves into humanity’s age old search for meaning through two seemingly contradictory, yet deeply complementary paths. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: Dehydrating Citrus Fruits

Today, as with most days have resulted in a very eventful day in our small kitchen. Not only did we manage to dehydrate several trays of French Fried Potatoes but we also attacked some lemons which we had sitting around waiting to be used.

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Crystal Guidance: Crystal Cleansing Methods

Why should you cleanse your crystals? It gets them back to their original, sparkly vibration level to where they can do their best work on helping you. Simply put, absolutely everything has a vibration, which even includes emotions and physical objects. Negative energy, including negative emotions and physical pain, have low vibrations.

Read more……

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Treehugger: 8 Things You Should Know About the St. Andrew’s Cross Spider

The St. Andrew’s cross spider is a large orb-weaver spider found across much of eastern Australia. It belongs to the genus Argiope, whose members are famous not just for their size, but also their often brightly colored abdomens and the distinctive zig-zags they weave into their webs.

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EarthSky News: Summer Triangle in northern autumn

In late November and early December, look west in the evening for the Summer Triangle. It’s the signature star formation of our Northern Hemisphere summer, but you can see it in northern autumn, too. The Summer Triangle showcases three brilliant stars – Vega, Deneb and Altair – in three separate constellations.

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Patheos-Pagan: 10 Ideas For A Pagan Thanksgiving

Is there such a thing as a Pagan Thanksgiving? Not really. Eschewing all the discussions about religion, history and relevance of Thanksgiving in our lives, what this holiday ultimately is (for those who celebrate it) quite simply, a meal and a gratitude ritual.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: GREEN CLOUDS – Trance Celtica (official videoclip)

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Inner Journey: TIME TO CHANGE?

“When coasting in our comfort zones, we don’t grow. We continue to do more of the same…. Maintaining a comfort zone can, paradoxically, lead to discomfort in the long run. If by being comfortable we avoid important life issues, internal tension accumulates…. Eventually, as both internal and external pressures for change persist, the ‘comfort zone’ ceases to serve us.”
— Eric Allenbaugh

It takes effort to change. What do you most want to change in your life? Make a list of what you can do to start the process. Try journaling, perhaps. Read books. Take a course. Find a mentor. Seek out support.

How will you commit time to make it happen? When are you going to start? Your life is passing quickly!

“Be not afraid of changing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.”
— Chinese Proverb

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You can always change how you feel, and you can always feel whatever you like.

Don’t you remember? You bought the upgraded “Superior-Deluxe, Double-Plus-Good Time-Space Package,” with side order of “mousse,” if I recall.

Smooth,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cheesecake with Cranberry Glaze and Sugared Cranberries

Cranberries and orange are a natural pairing, and I wanted to combine them in a cheesecake fit for the Thanksgiving table. The cranberry glaze is a really beautiful color, and the sugared cranberries are the perfect topping. Most of the work is done the night before, so it’s not even that hard to make.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
November 19, 2020

Searching
“Often the search proves more profitable than the goal.”

-E.L. Konigsburg, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, 1967


There’s an old saying that the journey, not the destination, is what is important. What if what we are actually searching for is the search itself? Here we are, somehow we got ourselves at this point in time, at this place on earth, and yet we know there is “more.” Just that knowingness leads us to places, both physical and spiritual, that allow us to experience more of our Selves

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

Even if it’s a busy day at work or with loved ones, it may still be an introspective kind of day when you need to frequently take a quiet moment to reflect. Be organized and perform your tasks well, but also find those quiet instances when you can make sense of your feelings and impressions. You can get a great deal done today, and feel inwardly satisfied about it

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 September 29, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 29, 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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Besides the Autumn poets sing,
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the Haze.
–Emily Dickinson (1830–86)

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September’s Events:

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Wisdom of Experience (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The incoming energies are both unpredictable and volatile as they move to shift, change and transform our world. As the old framework of our reality continues to dissolve energetic storms will sweep the planet altering and impacting our rapidly expanding consciousness.

Read more…….

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Divine White Light: Reiki for Aura Cleansing

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ThoughtCo: Choosing Crystals

Most people who want to use crystals have a particular purpose in mind. Although some families of minerals are more likely to yield the desired result, not all specimens from the same family have similar properties, whether physical (such as fluorescence) or metaphysical (such as healing). Additionally, not everyone reacts the same way when exposed to a crystal.

Read more….

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MBG: A Mindful Outdoor Meditation, Inspired By Plant Geometry & Nature’s Healing Powers

Behind every disease pattern is an energetic signal, a pulse that is calling out, a rupture, a crack in the fabric of our being, and it is this the plant is responding to. By tuning in to the energetics of plants and aligning our vibration with theirs, we can, through sympathetic resonance, receive their healing and wisdom.

Read more….

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The Green Witch: A Simple Way to Add Witchcraft to Your Everyday

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Today’s DIY: Winter is Coming: Time To Crochet (Winter Cowl Pattern)

I am a fan of Game of Thrones, and as such I’m frequently reminded that winter is just around the corner. Beyond that, I’m beginning to feel that turn of the wheel – darker days are coming. It’s easy to forget when the days are warm, and the trees are green,

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Elephant Journal: 4 Sweet Life Lessons we can all Learn from Leaves.

Holding a mirror up to the beauty of the fall season reveals an intrinsic array of life messages.
In times of chaos, trees, and more specifically their leaves, unearth advice worth heeding.

Ready to experience their inspiration? Here is how:

Read more…..

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Treehugger: 10 Interesting Facts About American Green Tree Frogs

The American green tree frog is a staple of summer nights in the U.S. South, where its groaning call echoes through countless swamps, forests, fields, and backyards. Yet even for many people who share their habitats, hear them sing, and sometimes see them by their porch lights, these frogs are easily overlooked and undervalued.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Moon and Fomalhaut in late September

These next several nights – September 28, 29 and 30, 2020 – use the bright waxing gibbous moon to find the star Fomalhaut. It’s one of our sky’s 1st-magnitude stars, or brightest stars, and appears in a part of the sky that’s largely empty of other bright stars. For this reason, Fomalhaut is often called the Lonely One or Solitary One.

Read more…….

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Patheos-Pagan: Feel The Change You Wish To See In The World

There’s a powerful concept in the witching world that’s not often spoken about–the magic of feeling the change in energy whenever we release our intentions into the world..

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: “I Put a Spell on You” (Sanderson Sisters) Cover by Robyn Adele ft Darcy Wright and Sarah Krauss

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Inner Journey: EXPLORE YOUR FEARS

“Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them.”
— Marilyn Ferguson

In our world of duality, fear and love sit at opposite ends of the continuum. Fear belongs only to the personality because it believes in separation and impermanence. The soul never knows fear because it understands the unity of all.

When fear arises, we can invite our soul to sit with our frightened personality. What soul energies are waiting to be acknowledged? When we bring higher energies into the presence of lower energies, the lower energies are transformed.

“What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear,not how to escape from it.”
— Jiddu Krishnamurti

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Whatever you’re going to do today, please, do it to the best of your ability.

As if it were all that mattered; as if it were all you had; and as if your very happiness depended upon it. Because these are among the very truths you came here to learn.

You rock,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Honey Apple Gingerbread Cake

A beautiful rustic cake filled with the taste of Autumn flavors.

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
September 29, 2020

Self-Awareness
“When one is pretending the entire body revolts.”

-Anais Nin


Self-awareness means also being in touch with the signals that our body gives us. We might try to “fake it” on the outside, but we can’t fool ourselves. The body doesn’t lie. When we get stressed out it can show up in our stomach, or our back, or as a headache. We can use those signals to give our body what it needs to come back into balance – whether it’s a glass of water, a massage, or a nap!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

You don’t always have this much energy, motivation, and vitality. Make the most of today, do a good job with whatever is normally on your plate, and then tackle something that touches your heart and makes your spirit sing. Be healthy and happy, and encourage everyone around you simply by setting an example. Enjoy every minute and make them all count!

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!

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 27, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 27, 2018

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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This is the weather the cuckoo likes,
And so do I;
When showers betumble the chestnut spikes,
And nestlings fly.

-Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

almanac.com

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Spiritual Unite: The 9 Best Crystals for Astral Projection

Crystals for astral projection are helpful in both voluntary and involuntary travelling. These stones are known to have special powers that augment your out of body experience. Here is the list of best crystals that can help you with astral projection: Iolite: Iolite is known as the exploration stone. It produces a long-lasting effect on your mind on the astral

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/crystals-for-astral-projection/

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MBG: Struggling With Willpower? A ‘Spiritual Anchor’ Is The Solution You’ve Been Looking For

A “spiritual anchor” is an object that reminds people of what gives their lives meaning and purpose and consequently why they may want to change their behavior. It’s a talisman that connects to the most powerful neuro-networks in the central nervous system those that influence behaviors. This is because meaning and purpose are strongly related to emotions that “emote movement” toward healthy choices, choices people make because they are associated with what matters most to them.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/spiritual-anchor-for-willpower

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A Bountiful Moment

The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. ~Voltaire

Daily Thought: When you look back at past experiences make sure you are focusing on the wins, the overcoming and the achievements. Don’t focus on what should have been, could have been or the what if? Focus on the positive aspects of you and your life will only grow more of the same. Be strong and support the best you to continue to be better and better

Daily Practice: Write yourself a small note of congratulations for all you have accomplished. Write it as if it is to someone you are really proud of and inspired by. Write as many details as possible describing what characteristics you see as impressive and awesome! Now read it back to yourself. Save it and read it over and over and over until you can believe it is you.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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MNN: How to identify different types of bees

When was the last time you were in your garden, saw a bee, grabbed it and squeezed it? Probably never, right?

Unless you’ve done that, there’s a good chance that if you’ve ever been stung it wasn’t by a bee, said Becky Griffin. And she would know. Griffin teaches classes on bees to children and adults through the Center for Urban Agriculture at the University of Georgia Extension’s Northwest District and is a certified beekeeper in Cherokee County, Georgia

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/how-identify-different-types-bees

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EarthSky News: Tonight and tomorrow night Moon near Spica

Spica, in the constellation Virgo, is one of our sky’s brightest stars. An even brighter object will be nearby, the planet Jupiter.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-in-virgo-near-spica-on-april-27

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Patheos-Pagan: Lord of the Rings: Lessons to Remember, Lessons to Forget

A couple weeks ago some friends and I gathered for a Lord of the Rings marathon: all three movies back to back to back, complete with second breakfast, elevenes, lunch, dinner, and enough tea and ale to keep all the hobbits happy. It was a fun day – and a long day.

Tales of heroism – particularly from creatures as small and unlikely as hobbits – are popular with everyone

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/04/lord-of-the-rings-lessons-to-remember-lessons-to-forget.html

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Inner Journey: What do you feed your mind

“I then remembered why I avoid the ‘news,’ if that’s what you want to call it. Our ‘news’ is a misnomer, and it’s more like ‘the ongoing train wreck you can tune in to at any time when you want to divert yourself from your purpose and your happiness… lose your faith in humanity… and go from feeling like things are pretty good to feeling like the world is going to sh*t and why bother going on, I mean really?'”
— Ali Brown

Our beliefs create our reality. If we wish to live happy, healthy lives, it’s vital that we feed our minds healthy, nourishing material. The negative, sensational focus of today’s ‘news’ media hardly serves to enlighten us about the true state of the planet. Let’s open to our limitless potential by keeping our focus firmly on what uplifts us.

“The world is not dying. It’s not falling apart. It’s changing. I personally believe that pessimism is an indulgence, despair an insult to the imagination. There are wonderfully positive things out there.”
— Wade Davis

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

As if the most accomplished amongst you didn’t have their own piercing doubts, fears, and worries. Didn’t have spells when they believed they were inadequate, lost, and dependent. Hadn’t at times felt downhearted, discouraged, and all alone in the world.

Yet still… you know their names.

You are no less,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Thai Yellow Curry

This curry is by far one of my family’s favourite meals. It’s creamy, savoury, spicy and has a hint of sweetness. This version uses chicken, potatoes and carrots, but you can use any mix of meats and/or vegetables and it’s an absolute delight.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Thai-Yellow-Curry.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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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! Visit the Store

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 19, 2018

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