Cat’s Morning Bits for April 8, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 8, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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April Events & Holidays

April 12 Easter

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

April 22 Earth Day

April 22 New Moon at 7:25 pm PST/ 8:25 pm MST/ 10:25 pm EST

April 23 Ramadan

April 24 Arbor Day

April 30 Walprgis Night

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Blossom of the almond trees,
April’s gift to April’s bees,
Birthday ornament of spring,
Flora’s fairest daughterling.
-Sir Edwin Arnold (1832-1904)

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Spirit Library: Contemplate & Re-Evaluate

In this time of rapid awakening and transformation it is becoming abundantly clear that we have to stop expecting someone else to make our lives better, the world healthier or the environment cleaner. We need to stop looking to governments, politicians and so called leaders to change our reality.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How to Season a Cast Iron Cauldron

For many modern Pagans, one of the most popular and often-used tools is the cauldron. You may have chosen a small table-top sized one, a large one that sits in your back yard, or something in between.

Read more…

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MBG: How Your Horoscope Can Help You Thrive While Social Distancing

Some collective shifts are in the air that could affect the way we navigate life in the age of social distancing. Here’s your astrological forecast for the week

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Marriage

1. If the dreamer is getting married, and is happy about it, either a wedding or another type of much-desired contract or agreement is indicated.
2. If the dreamer is marrying someone whom she does NOT want to marry, then she may be headed for a task that she’d rather not perform. 3. If the dreamer is a guest at someone else’s wedding, the success of a long-term goal may depend on others.
Astrological parallel: Venus, Jupiter, Libra, Sagittarius.
Tarot parallels: The Empress, Justice.

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Daily Good: Courage & Vulnerability: Corona & the Wisdom of Elders

“In every crisis of my life, learning has helped me find my way through. That means paying attention, allowing myself to feel as well as think, looking at things from different angles, gathering the best info available, trying to connect the dots, and ‘living the questions’ when the answers elude me.” For more than five decades, Parker Palmer has written and spoken about subjects ranging from contemplation to community, the inner life to public life, education to social change. He is known as one of the nation’s most thoughtful voices, calling us all to ways of being in the world that honor the human heart and promote a humane society. More in this thought-provoking post. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: The Book of Shadows & How to start yours

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Elephant Journal: How Introverts Feel during a Lockdown.

Yes, I am an introvert. No, I am not happy in lockdown.
Lately, during the COVID-19 lockdown, I have been seeing a lot of memes about introverts and how happy they must have felt when they have found out that they were going to be confined to their homes.

Read more…..

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Pioneer Thinking: Calendula Healing Balm

Healing herbal oils benefit your skin and hair by improving skin hydration and lubrication, by calming and soothing redness, irritation and inflammation, by acting as antiseptics. They can be used to treat skin infections. They are safe for the most sensitive and worth to try if you have skin problems.

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EarthSky News: Seek a daytime moon after sunrise

The April 2020 full moon – the closest and largest supermoon of the year – recently lit up the night sky all night long, from dusk till dawn. Right now, however, the moon is now displaying a waning gibbous phase, so it rising in the east well after sunset. But it is also setting in the west after sunrise. Starting around April 10, 2020, you’ll find the waning gibbous moon low in the west at sunrise.

Read more…

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 Pagan Playlist: Druid/Wiccan Music – Druids of The Witchwood

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Patheos-Pagan: Creating a Magical Refuge

Do you have a refuge? There’s so much stress in the world and our lives right now it’s important to have a place where we can retreat, recharge, and feel safe. You can build a refuge right now by using the tools of magic to protect the energy of your space and fill it with comfort.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

FILL UP YOUR TANK

“How do we keep our inner fire alive? Two things, at minimum, are needed: an ability to appreciate the positives in our life – and a commitment to action. Every day, it’s important to ask and answer these questions: ‘What’s good in my life?’ and ‘What needs to be done?'”
–NathanielBranden

I have found there’s a very different quality to my action when it springs from a sense of abundance as opposed to a feeling of being impoverished.

When I sense I’m not good enough or that I don’t have enough, I feel driven to be better and to have more. Whatever I do takes effort – there’s an element of struggle involved. And this makes sense because there’s no fuel – I’m working on an empty tank.

When I’m feeling abundant, I act out of my own inspiration. I’m rich and full and so the energy flows naturally. This action at times feels almost effortless.

It’s important to remember that we don’t need money to be abundant. All we need is appreciation of all that we have.

” …what I focus on in life is what I get. And if I concentrate on how bad I am or how wrong I am or how inadequate I am, if I concentrate on what I can’t do and how there’s not enough time in which to do it, isn’t that what I get every time? And when I think about how powerful I am, and when I think about what I have left to contribute, and when I think about the difference I can make on this planet, then that’s what I get. You see, I recognize that it’s not what happens to you; it’s what you do about it.”
— W. Mitchell

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Ever stop and realize that it’s impossible to feel unconditional love for any single person, until you can feel it for every single person?

After all, what differentiates them, except conditions?

You so can do this,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Five Can Soup

“My family absolutely loves this recipe. It’s great for football parties and definitely a new twist on chips and dip! Serve with Fritos® chips.”

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

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Daily Wisdom
April 8, 2020

Meaning
“Life is not meaningful… unless it is serving an end beyond itself; unless if is of value to someone else.”

-Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972)
How many times have we heard the phrase: “There’s more to life than…”? We KNOW there is more to life, more than pettiness, or selfishness, or indulgence, or whatever! We find value in life when we reach out and go beyond our comfort zone – when we help others, when we see how our work resonates out into the world. Life is full of opportunities for us to find meaning, and to create meaning.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

The blending of different elements creates the harmony you’re looking for today. The Temperance card is very balanced, and it represents bridging the gap between two polar opposites in your life. Do you need to defend the fact that you’re single among all of your committed friends? Or justify why you’re in a complicated relationship? Try not to be defensive.

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 7, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 7, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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April Events & Holidays

April 7 Full Pink Moon & Super Moon at 7:35 pm PST/ 8:35 pm MST/ 10:35 pm EST

April 12 Easter

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

April 22 Earth Day

April 22 New Moon at 7:25 pm PST/ 8:25 pm MST/ 10:25 pm EST

April 23 Ramadan

April 24 Arbor Day

April 30 Walprgis Night

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Oh, how fresh the wind is blowing!
See! The sky is bright an clear,
Oh, how green the grass is growing!
April! April! Are you here?
-Dora R. Goodale (1866-1953)

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Spirit Library: Preparing for a Quantum Leap (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are at a very unique point in human evolution, a transition point, which is initiating a rapid awakening across the planet. This rapid awakening is preparing us for a quantum leap in our evolutionary process that will dramatically expand our human consciousness.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Bat Magic and Folklore

In many parts of the world, once the sun begins to set, bats emerge from their resting places and zoom around outdoors, hunting for sustenance.

Read more….

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MBG: The Niyamas Of Yoga: A Yogi’s Guide To Ethical Living

First found in “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali,” the niyamas are one of the eight limbs of yoga—if you think of yoga as a tree, the niyamas are one of the eight “branches” towards enlightenment and total awareness. There are five niyamas, and they all act as a sort of moral code, as they teach us how we should treat ourselves as yogis to become more self-actualized beings

Read more…..

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Daily Dream Meaning: Visitor

1. If the visitor is unknown to the dreamer, then this is a happy portent of new friends and a busy social life. If the visitor is known, good news through a friend should be on the horizon.
2. To dream of visiting someone under ominous circumstances is a warning to beware of those who might spread rumors and gossip about you. But to be a visitor in a happy and well-kept home augurs moving on to bigger and better things.
3. To have someone come to visit you means that someone will be bringing news. Whether or not it’s good news or bad news depends on other symbols in the dream.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: The Inner Shield Against Covid-19

Cynthia Li MD is a gifted physician and author who has had experience with battling an autoimmune disorder and recognizing both the power and limits of conventional medicine. “In the current pandemic, the strength of your immune system is the critical difference between milder and more severe illness caused by the COVID-19 virus. In a gift e-booklet, ‘How to Shield Yourself Against COVID-19,’ Li offers key science-based strategies, beyond physical distancing and hygiene measures, for building up what she calls your “inner shield.””A copy of this vital booklet is linked to at the end of the following piece. Read and share it with your community.{ read more }

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Today’s DIY: My 2 Favorite Spell Bag Spells! (Luck & Protection)

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Pioneer Thinking: Rainforest Plants: Quinine Bark
The members of this genus contains about forty species of trees that all grow 15-20 m in height and produce white, pink, or yellow flowers. Quinine bark, also known as Cinchona, is one of the most popular and well-known plants of the rainforest.

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MNN: Ocean creatures keep millions of viruses at bay
Crabs, cockles and sponges are on the front lines.

The rainforest has long been a cradle for virus-kind. HIV, ebola and yellow fever all started out in those lush fortresses of biodiversity.

Read more……

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EarthSky News: Year’s biggest supermoon on night of April 7-8

In North America, we often call the April full moon the Pink Moon, Grass Moon or Egg Moon. In 2020, this April full moon also presents the closest (and thereby largest) supermoon of the year.

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Witchcraft on Lockdown

These are challenging and unusual times we are living in. The fireworks and celebrations of New Year, only just over three months ago, are a memory of a time when the future seemed malleable.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Siúil a Rúin – Ella Roberts 

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Inner Journey:

HARD WORK

“Work should be in order to live. We don’t live in order to work. That shift in awareness is necessary.”
— Matthew Fox

What are your beliefs around work? Do you believe it’s necessary to work hard to earn a living? No pain, no gain? Do you believe women’s work is never done? That play is a waste of time?

While there are merits to the work ethic, over-work takes a serious toll on the quality of our lives. Our ability to contribute to life requires us to have a sense of balance, joy, playfulness, time to stop and smell the flowers.

“Learning to let go of the ways we inadvertently and unconsciously contribute to our own pain is the key to finding radiant physical and emotional health.”
— Ingrid Bacci

“To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.”
— Samuel Butler

“The true object of all human life is play.”
— G.K. Chesterton

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Through you, through you, through you,

The magic works through you. Not beside you. Not around you. Not for you. Not despite you. But through you.

You have to go there. You have to choose your stage. You have to do your dance. Putting yourself in place, to any degree that you can, even if it scares you, even when it’s “hard,” even if it’s just your big toe. Stretch yourself, scoff at the odds, get the ball rolling so that the magic can then come alive and sweep you off your feet with its infinite grace and glory.

You wouldn’t just carry around the seeds for the garden of your dreams in your pocket, all the while asking where your flowers were? Nope, you’d have to brave the elements, you’d have to choose the location, and then you’d have to go there.

Your life is your wand (or hoe)

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Banana Pudding Recipes
Find the best recipes for banana pudding, a tasty Southern dessert made with vanilla wafers and homemade pudding, or make it even easier with boxed pudding mix.

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday 

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
April 7, 2020

Meaning
“There is no meaning in life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers, by living productively…”

-Erich Fromm (1900-1980)
Each day we learn and grow, we are unfolding our powers! Doesn’t that sound great? We’re getting better and stronger and more powerful the more that we discover about ourselves. By living productively, by using our time on this planet well, we find meaning in our lives. We are not meant to be a mere observer – we are meant to participate. We are given powers to use, not to let stagnate.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

You’re learning, but you’re just not quite there yet. The Fool signifies inexperience and, of course, a certain amount of foolishness when it comes to love. Even if you’ve been around the block a time or two, there is still plenty for you to learn. Don’t be fearful of what love has in store for you, but keep your eyes open for roadblocks along the way and try not to stumble over them.

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 6, 2020.

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 6, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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April Events & Holidays

April 7 Full Pink Moon & Super Moon at 7:35 pm PST/ 8:35 pm MST/ 10:35 pm EST

April 12 Easter

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

April 22 Earth Day

April 22 New Moon at 7:25 pm PST/ 8:25 pm MST/ 10:25 pm EST

April 23 Ramadan

April 24 Arbor Day

April 30 Walprgis Night

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April is here! Blithest season of all the year;
The little brook laughs as it leaps away;
The lambs are out on the hills at play.
-Eben E. Rexford (1848-1916)

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Spirit Library: See the Bigger Picture (A message from Kate Spreckley)

Moving through the current shits and transformations takes us beyond the enormous belief patterns of the collective consciousness and into cosmic consciousness.

Read more…

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Spiritual Unite: How Can I Tell If I Am Spiritually Connected To The Universe

If you have ever felt spiritually connected to the universe then you may wonder if that feeling is “all in your head” or whether it has true meaning.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Color Magic – Magical Color Correspondences

Color magic is a part of many magical traditions because colors have certain associations. However, bear in mind that some traditions may set their own correspondences that differ from this list.

Read more…..

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MBG: A 5-Senses Mindfulness Exercise To Ease Fear & Anxiety

In times of uncertainty (which we are very certainly in right now), the mind can easily veer toward doom and gloom. Projections into the future or ruminations about the past are natural and normal—but not always helpful. To bring the mind back, mindfulness exercises that root you in the present can be a saving grace.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/5-senses-mindfulness-exercise-to-bring-you-back-to-present

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Daily Dream Meaning: Wood

1. Wood furniture in good condition indicates security and comfort on the horizon, while worn out old furniture warns of rough times ahead.
2. Lumber neatly stacked is a sign of progress and advancement, while beat-up old lumber lying on the ground augurs disappointment, or the need for careful planning in order to avoid disappointment.
3. A fallen log lying on the ground hints at surprises coming, while logs floating down a river portend rapid progress.
4. A log jam indicates obstacles and delays, and a difficult problem calling for a lot of ingenuity.
Astrological parallel: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
Tarot parallel: The Empress.

 

astrology.com

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Daily Good: The Inner Shield Against Covid-19

Cynthia Li MD is a gifted physician and author who has had experience with battling an autoimmune disorder and recognizing both the power and limits of conventional medicine. “In the current pandemic, the strength of your immune system is the critical difference between milder and more severe illness caused by the COVID-19 virus. In a gift e-booklet, ‘How to Shield Yourself Against COVID-19,’ Li offers key science-based strategies, beyond physical distancing and hygiene measures, for building up what she calls your “inner shield.””A copy of this vital booklet is linked to at the end of the following piece. Read and share it with your community. { read more }

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Pagan Playlist: Forest Pagan Music – Mielikki 

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Elephant Journal: The Key to an Empath’s Well-Being in the midst of Chaos

The world is experiencing unprecedented amounts of stress as humanity finds its way through the pandemic.
The volume is intensely cranked up on stress and fear. Of course, worry is natural but we must do our best to shift out of obsessive worry and focus more on hope, health, intuition, and a positive future. Is this unrealistic? I don’t think so.

Read more……

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MNN: Deserted beaches are a boon to sea turtles during nesting season

Images of empty beaches around the globe may seem strange to us, but to nesting sea turtles, the view has never looked better

Read more….
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EarthSky News: Year’s biggest supermoon on night of April 7-8

In North America, we often call the April full moon the Pink Moon, Grass Moon or Egg Moon. This year, in 2020, this April full moon also presents the closest (and thereby the largest) supermoon of the year. That’s because this full moon more closely coincides with lunar perigee – the moon’s closest point to Earth in its monthly obit – than any other full moon in the year 2020.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Balancing Path: Moon Water with No Moonlight

Moon water is water which has been charged with the energy of the moon, usually the full moon, which is useful as an ingredient for a wide variety of spells and workings. It is normally made by putting water in a vessel and leaving it overnight where it will be hit by the light of the moon, whether that is in a windowsill or somewhere outside.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Craft With Me! : Beltane Special – Maypole Making

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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

We interrupt your day with a test, a test of the Emergency Broadcast System.

Can you see me, right now?

Yes — I’m the light, and all it shines on.

Can you hear me?

Yep — every single sound, and the silence, too.

Can you feel me? Right now? In the air on your skin, under your feet, and in the palms of your hands? The tug at your heart, the rhythm it keeps, and the blood in your veins?

Right. Now, next time you have cause for alarm, see me. Next time you need absolutely anything, listen to me. And next time you feel all alone, remember you’re not.

Until tomorrow

The Universe
tut.com
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Today’s Recipe: Breakfast Pies

“Individual breakfast pies that can be made ahead of time, and microwaved as needed. My 3 year old grandson loves them, and they are finger food for the little ones. The big guys love them too. I fix hash browns and gravy as side dishes for the big guys, and it is a huge hit!

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

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

 

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Daily Wisdom
April 6, 2020

Meaning
“The world is not divine sport; it is divine destiny. There is divine meaning in the life of the world; of man, of human persons, of you and of me.”

-Martin Buber (1878-1965)
Sometimes we just have to pause and ask “why?” Think about it. There are no accidents, there is meaning everywhere. There is this organizing power at work in the world. We have our place in the world, and our tasks to complete. The people we meet, the people we love, are all a part of our lives for a reason. We can learn from all of our experiences, and become better people from living life consciously and meaningfully.
-Lissa Coffey
coffeytalk.com
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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

The Lovers card embodies the classic struggle between following your heart and listening to your head. There are a lot of temptations out there, but what are the consequences if you give in to them? Difficult choices have to be made in order to move forward. Which direction will you choose to go? Reflect on your values in order to make the right decision.

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 3, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 3, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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April Events & Holidays

April 7 Full Pink Moon & Super Moon at 7:35 pm PST/ 8:35 pm MST/ 10:35 pm EST

April 12 Easter

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

April 22 Earth Day

April 22 New Moon at 7:25 pm PST/ 8:25 pm MST/ 10:25 pm EST

April 23 Ramadan

April 24 Arbor Day

April 30 Walprgis Night

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Everyone suddenly burst out singing;
And I was filled with such delight
As prisoned birds must find in freedom
Winging wildly across the white
Orchards and dark green fields; on; on; and out of sight.
-Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967)

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Spirit Library: Look Beyond the Darkness (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Our world has shifted and will continue to do so as all of humanity is being drawn into a time uncertainty. There is much speculation surrounding this time of extreme change and transformation. We are all feeling the intensity of this process which is greatly affecting the collective consciousness.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Detoxifying Healing Bath & Foot Bath

Try this detoxifying and healing bath or foot soak with natural sea salts. Natural sea salts are rich in minerals and charged with electrical and healing properties that you can especially benefit from in a warm bath.

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ThoughtCo: How to Celebrate Beltane

With roots in the British Isles, Beltane is a celebration that falls midway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. It honors spring at its peak and the coming summer.

Read more….

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MBG: .”I Take It One Day At A Time” & 6 More Mantras To Ease Fear Of The Unknown

We’re living in a turbulent and confusing time, to say the least. Climate change disasters are spanning the globe, and the coronavirus has left so many of us questioning an unknown future. Uncertainty about life can keep us feeling disconnected, anxious, and fearful.

Read more…..

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Daily Dream Meaning: Church or Cathedral

1. If a small, rustic church, then the dreamer will find spiritual insight under very simple and ordinary conditions.
2. If an ordinary, modern church, the dreamer may find friends who share his or her spiritual path.
3. If a cathedral, joy and spiritual fulfillment lie ahead.
Astrological parallel: Sagittarius.
Tarot parallel: The Pope.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Humanity’s Wake Up Call

“The rapid spread of novel coronavirus has prompted government, business, and civil society to take dramatic action–canceling events large and small, restricting travel, and shutting down major segments of the economy on which nearly all of us depend. It is a demonstration of our ability, when the imperative is clear, for deep and rapid global cooperation and change at a previously unimaginable speed and scale.There is an obvious desire to protect ourselves and our loved ones. But we are also seeing something more as communities mobilize to address the crisis–a sense of mutual responsibility, born of a recognition that we are ultimately bound to a common fate.” David Korten shares more.{ read more }

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Today’s DIY: Prosperity Spell || Blackberry Thumbprint Cookies || Recipe and Spell

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MNN: Shinrin-yoku: A deep dive into forest bathing
Even indoor plants can have a positive effect on your mental health.

A friend from France once said the best lunch in Paris is a baguette, cheese, a bottle of wine and a park bench. She didn’t know it, but she had hit on the concept of a preventative form of nature therapy called shinrin-yoku, which was introduced half-a-world-away in Japan in 1982.

Read more…..
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EarthSky News: Follow the arc to Arcturus, drive a spike to Spica

Follow the arc to Arcturus, and drive a spike to Spica. Scouts learn this phrase. Grandparents teach it to kids. It was one of the first sky tools I learned to use in astronomy.

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Patheos-Pagan: A Witch At Home – 13 Ways to Muster Your Solitary Practice

A lot of folks right now are dealing with the challenge of sheltering in place. Maybe you’re working from home for the first time, or are dealing with the stress of not being able to work at all.

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist: Eivør – Í Tokuni

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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

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A Note from the Universe
Invariably, when big dreams come true, and I mean BIG, there is a total metamorphosis of one’s life. Thoughts change, words change, decisions are made differently. Gratitude is tossed about like rice at a wedding. Priorities are rearranged and optimism soars. Yeah, those folks can be really annoying.

You could have guessed all of that, huh? But would you have guessed that these changes invariably come about before, not after, the big dream’s manifestation?

Woohooooooo,

The Universe
tut.com
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Today’s Recipe: Baked Teriyaki Chicken

A much requested chicken recipe! Easy to double for a large group. Delicious!

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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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Daily Wisdom
April 3, 2020

Mystery
“No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye.”

-Elizabeth Bowen, 1936
Like beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so is mystery. The questions we ask when we observe something are all our own. What is going on in our mind’s eye? What definition are we giving to an object? What emotion are we attaching to it? And the miracle is that we can see and perceive an object! It’s this whole process that is mysterious, and beautiful
-Lissa Coffey
coffeytalk.com
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Daily Tarot: The Star

The Star is one of the most positive cards of the Tarot. It represents a great sign of hope, and lets you know that everything you have gone through to this point, you’ve gone through for a reason. You’re on the right path now, and romantic happiness will soon be yours. You can count on your inner strength to guide you even when you feel as though you’ve lost your direction.

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 2, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 2, 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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April Events & Holidays

April 7 Full Pink Moon & Super Moon at 7:35 pm PST/ 8:35 pm MST/ 10:35 pm EST

April 12 Easter

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

April 22 Earth Day

April 22 New Moon at 7:25 pm PST/ 8:25 pm MST/ 10:25 pm EST

April 23 Ramadan

April 24 Arbor Day

April 30 Walprgis Night

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Often I am permitted to return to a meadow
as if it were a given property of the mind.
-Robert Duncan (1919-88)

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Spirit Library: Voyage into the Unknown (a message from Kate Spreckley)

So far it has been an intense year with many sudden and unexpected changes. The landscape of our lives is shifting, changing the direction of our life, our we perceive ourselves, others and our place in this world. For some this process is liberating and empowering and for others it is painful and confusing

Read more…

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Daily Good: Oriah Mountain Dreamer: The Call

“I have heard it all my life. A voice calling a name I recognized as my own.
Sometimes it comes as a soft-bellied whisper.Sometimes it holds an edge of urgency. But always it says: Wake up, my love. You are walking asleep.
There’s no safety in that! Remember what you are, and let a deeper knowing color the shape of your humanness. There is nowhere to go. What you are looking for is right here.” Oriah Mountain Dreamer shares more in this beautiful poem. { read more }

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ThoughtCo: An Introduction to Wildcrafting

In addition to growing your own magical herbs in your garden, in many areas you can harvest herbs from their natural environment—in the wild. This is known as wildcrafting, and is becoming a popular pastime.

Read more…..

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MBG: A 5-Step Guide To Cleaning Your Wallet The Feng Shui Way

There are so many ways to use feng shui to create an environment that’s inspiring, motivating, and empowering. Applying the philosophy to something as simple as your wallet can be enough to help boost your abundance. If you’ve got your wallet nearby and haven’t give it much love lately, here’s an easy step-by-step clearing routine to try:

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Flying

1. The dreamer’s basic ambition, drive, goals, and dreams. If the dreamer is flying like a bird, then he can accomplish his goals almost on his own. If the dreamer is flying in an airplane, or other sort of airship, he will need assistance. If the weather around him is turbulent, the path to success will be rocky and strewn with obstacles. If it is clear, the path ahead should be straightforward and easily traveled. If others are flying with him, he needs to gather the support of others in order to attain his goal.
Astrological parallel: Uranus.
Tarot parallel: The World.
2. A harbinger of a happy time in the dreamer’s life – as if she is “flying high.”
Astrological/Tarot parallel: The Sun.

astrology.com

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Pioneer Thinking: Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

Most people buy waterless hand sanitizers but did you know you can make your own natural hand sanitizer for a fraction of the cost? It’s easy and you may even have all the ingredients at home already.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: The Basics of Sigil Making || Witchcraft 101

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MNN: Shhh! This is the first ‘quiet park’ in the world

Ecuador may have a new tourism jingle. But they don’t want anyone to actually sing it.

Indeed, the country’s latest national park is built on the mantra that silence is golden. The South American country has become the first in the world to build a “quiet park,” a lush stretch of land straddling the Zabalo River where silence is protected like a natural resource.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Venus, Pleiades couple up on April 2, 3 and 4

Although the planet Venus has a conjunction with the Pleiades star cluster every year, the best Venus-Pleiades conjunctions only come in early April and recur in cycles of 8 years.

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Patheos-Pagan:  Water Symbolism In The Tarot

Water, the element of emotion, empathic abilities, visions and second sight plays an important role in the Tarot system. The Tarot system is a complex divination system that includes cards depicting images and scenes with various esoteric and spiritual correspondences.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: HURDY GURDY WINTER SONG || Ancient medieval instrument

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Inner Journey:

AWARENESS

“Relative to the level of awareness that is possible for us, our ordinary state of consciousness is as far from a direct experience of reality as sleep is from waking consciousness.”
— Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson

“The thought ‘I exist’ is not the same thing as the awareness of one’s own existence. … Thought is not the same thing as consciousness.”
— Jacob Needleman

A person asked Buddha:
“Are you a God?”
Buddha’s reply was
“No.”
“Are you an Angel?”
“No.”
“Then what are you?”
“I am Awake.”
— Unknown Source

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

That thing you’re dealing with right now,  is not by chance.

It’s the beginning of the most exciting transformation of your life, so far.

Birds in the sky…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Bulgarian Moussaka

This is a Bulgarian variant of moussaka that my family makes.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
April 2, 2020
Mystery
“The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.”

-Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
This is a big concept. The invisible could be love, for example. Is that so mysterious? Love just “is.” We know it, we feel it, we treasure it. We can count on it; it doesn’t go away. But the visible, that can be transitory. We can ask, what is its purpose? What is our relationship to it? If we can accept the invisible as reality, we can look at the visible in another light. So, what is real? That is the mystery!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance 

Temperance is a card that symbolizes moderation, so if you’ve been indulging a bit too much in your love life, it’s time to tone things down. You don’t have to show a lot charisma, wit, and sex appeal to prove that you have substance. Do what’s necessary to obtain that elusive balance in your love life. No effort, no matter how small, goes unrewarded.

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 1, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 1, 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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April Events & Holidays
April 1 April Fools Day

April 7 Full Pink Moon & Super Moon at 7:35 pm PST/ 8:35 pm MST/ 10:35 pm EST

April 12 Easter

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

April 22 Earth Day

April 22 New Moon at 7:25 pm PST/ 8:25 pm MST/ 10:25 pm EST

April 23 Ramadan

April 24 Arbor Day

April 30 Walprgis Night

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Patience is wider than one once envisioned,
with ribbons of rivers and distant ranges
and tasks undertaken and finished
with modest relish by natives in their
native dress.
-Kay Ryan (1945-)

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Spirit Library: Emphasising the Need for Change

The old ego-driven world is collapsing and everything that is occurring now is a result of this world dying off. It is a very necessary transformation that is allowing for an adjustment in the balance of all things on the planet.

Read more….

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Spiritual Unite: Tetrahedron Sacred Geometry – A Wonderful Healing Tool

Do you want to unlock the secrets of the Tetrahedron Sacred Geometry?

This powerful construct has many uses in energy healing, manifestation, and grid work.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Weather Magic and Folklore

In many magical traditions, weather magic is a popular focus of workings. The term “weather magic” can be used to mean anything from divination and forecasting to actual control of the weather itself.

Read more…..

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MBG:5 Daily Mantras To Get Through The Tougher Anxious Moments

During these troublesome and uncertain times, it’s important to control our anxious thoughts. One way to do this is by being kind to ourselves (yes, it matters). Speaking loving and supportive words to ourselves is calming, much like a parent reassures a child.

Read more……

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Daily Dream Meaning: Chocolate

If the dream is positive – such as enjoying some chocolates with a friend or lover – then this is a symbol for happiness and contentment. If, however, you dream of a stomachache or toothache resulting from eating chocolate, you need to curb overindulgence in foods of any kind.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Erich Fromm: The Antidote to Helplessness and Disorientation

“To be human is to be a miracle of evolution conscious of its own miraculousness — a consciousness beautiful and bittersweet, for we have paid for it with a parallel awareness not only of our fundamental improbability but of our staggering fragility, of how physiologically precarious our survival is and how psychologically vulnerable our sanity. To make that awareness bearable, we have evolved a singular faculty that might just be the crowning miracle of our consciousness: hope.” { read more }

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Today’s DIY: Pagan Prayer Beads, Malas, & Galdr

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Elephant Journal: These are the Things the Coronavirus will Teach Us—if we Let It.

It was only a few weeks ago that I was one of the millions of skeptics.
I thought that this “virus” was simply a cold and it could not be any worse than influenza, which also kills thousands of people each year.

Now, a few weeks later, I am sitting in disbelief at just how quickly things have turned.

Read more….

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MNN: What to see in the night sky in April
Catch an approaching comet, a meteor shower and more.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Moon and Gemini stars on April 1

On April 1, 2020, you’ll find the moon at or near its half-lit first quarter phase and in the vicinity of Castor and Pollux, the two brightest stars in the constellation Gemini the Twins.

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Patheos-Pagan: Green Witchcraft: Drawing What’s Needed With Clover

In the last week, I began sharing guided meditations as one small way to help 3 Pagans and a Cat listeners (or anyone who’s interested) through the current situation of social distancing. My intention is to provide people with a positive focus to start the day, that kind of thing.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Wolf Woman – Aline Dríade

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Inner Journey:

INNER CRITICS

“We tell ourselves so many lies and half-truths … We listen and are duly impressed by these inner voices that turn into unseen judges that nag at us. We give each of these judges a seat of honor in our minds, all the while hating their guts and their never-ending supply of judgements … We give the judges permission to accompany us on each journey of life, never daring to realize that we can park them, at least momentarily.”
— Eloise Ristad

“The Inner Critic makes each of us a child. As we become the child in our relationships, we lose our sense of self. We are no longer self-contained, self- respecting adults. We look to others for validation. Our self-worth is based upon their opinion of us. Thus, everyone around us becomes a mother or a father whose support and approval is desperately needed to protect us from the constant criticism of the Inner Critic.”
— Hal and Sidra Stone

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A Note from the Universe 
Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!  Have I mentioned that everyone knows exactly what you’re thinking?

How else could you draw new friends from the unseen? How else would your heroes, heroines, and scoundrels know when to appear, or move on? How else would your “stars” get their cues?

True, they think their own thoughts, too. How else would you know who to cast in each scene?

Just thinking of you, and your power to choose.

Enthralled,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

“This is a great old Maine recipe, moist and spicy. The bread actually tastes even better the day after it is baked. Great for holiday gift giving!”

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
April 1, 2020
Mystery
“Mystery is not the denial of reason but its honest confirmation: reason, indeed, leads inevitably to mystery…: mystery and reality are the two halves of the same sphere.”

-Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
It seems like we don’t even know what we don’t know! There is just so much to learn, so much to comprehend – so much that we don’t understand. And when we find a new topic of study, we learn a little bit and it opens up a whole bunch of questions! In that way mystery is beautiful. It lets us know that there is always more to be revealed.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

It’s your lucky day! Fortune is smiling on you by way of the Wheel of Fortune, and a happy accident could change your love life for the better. Don’t plan ahead. Leaving things to chance will result in the most wonderful surprises. If you’ve been criticized for your belief in fate or destiny, look for your beliefs to be confirmed without a doubt. Ge ready to say “I told you so” to naysayers.

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 March 31, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 31, 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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April Events & Holidays
April 1 April Fools Day

April 7 Full Pink Moon & Super Moon at 7:35 pm PST/ 8:35 pm MST/ 10:35 pm EST

April 12 Easter

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

April 22 Earth Day

April 22 New Moon at 7:25 pm PST/ 8:25 pm MST/ 10:25 pm EST

April 23 Ramadan

April 24 Arbor Day

April 30 Walprgis Night

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Look all around thee! How the Spring advances!
New life is playing through the gay, green trees
See how in yonder bower the light leaf dances
To the bird’s tread and the quivering breeze.
-Ludwig Tieck (1773-1853)

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Spirit Library: Integration (a message from Kate Spreckley)

It is becoming very clear that the turmoil unfolding in the world today is a sign that change is needed. With the challenges facing us now it is obvious that a new vision of how we can live together in a new way is needed. Expanded consciousness, which integrates the spiritual with the physical, the heart with the mind and the soul with the human is now essential.

Read more…..

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Spiritual Unite: Being Spiritual in a Human World

I have been doing a lot of thinking about our existence on this planet we call earth, and as a spiritual mentor it would be irresponsible of me to not share these thoughts, as part of our thinking.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Prayers for a Deceased Pet Dog

If you’ve ever had the love of a good dog, you know how soul-crushing it can be when they leave us. A loyal dog is a true companion.

Read more….

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MBG: A 20-Minute Guided Meditation To Help You Deal With Uncertainty

In Shamanism, we call these times of uncertainty or unknown “the void.” We know this realm holds massive positive power for unlocking dormant gifts and love within you, to expanding into greater possibilities for your life, and raising your perspective to higher grounds that support a rebirth into your grandest self.

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Frog

A positive omen in all ways.
1. Whether you saw them, held them, heard them, or ate them, they signify happiness, success in your profession, and true friends. Frogs are a symbol of luck in many cultures.
2. If you are hoping to meet a romantic interest, someone you currently know but do not notice may become a future partner

astrology.com

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Daily Good: How Does A Heart of Service Respond to These Times?

“Coronavirus has uprooted the fabric of our lives. How does a heart of service respond to an unknown cause and how do we build resilience when we can’t be physically together? Uncertain times raise significant questions that can architect a new story for our future. Carbon emissions have dropped dramatically, but xenophobia is rising. Nursing homes are being evacuated, only to bring elders home to their families. Shopping malls are empty but family meals are on the rise. Awakening of kindness is pervasive, but the inequality of human suffering is evident. Borders are still present, but the boundaries of our shared humanity are getting blurry. Yes, undercurrents of fear are everywhere, but so are prayers. Jack Kornfield recently shared, “The virus isn’t happening to us; it’s happening for us.” Last week 90 individuals from across the ServiceSpace ecosystem circled online to explore the call of these times. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: Pocket-sized Altars

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Pioneer Thinking: Rosemary Herb Benefits Health in Many Ways

For congestion: make an herbal tea with crushed rosemary. Use 1 tsp per cup of hot water, steep for 10 minutes, strain and enjoy a few cups a day. You can also inhale steam from tea to breath in rosemary’s healthful properties.

Read more…..

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MNN: 9 clever Little Free Pantries
Inspired by the Little Free Library project, these ‘take what you need, leave what you can’ boxes are especially fitting now.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Moon in Winter Circle March 30 and 31

On April 10 and 11, 2019, look for the waxing moon and Winter Circle (or Winter Hexagon) stars. It’s difficult to convey the humongous size of the Winter Circle that fills our western sky at dusk and nightfall now

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Hardwired For Tradition: Some People Are Better At Traditions Than Others

Just as some people have a greater affinity toward intuitive witchcraft practices, there are also people in the pagan and witching communities that are more hard-wired for traditions.

Read more…..

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Today’s Track: Earth My Body

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Inner Journey:

OPENING THE HEART

“Everything is made of light; everything is alive. The Great Mystery of life has little to do with intelligence. The universe is not an intellectual process. The intellect is helpful; but our hearts are the wiser part of ourselves.”
— Mellen-Thomas Benedict

Heart is a word that refers to many different levels of our being. Essentially, it is the love aspect of soul, capable of making direct, intuitive contact. Soul love is not emotional; it is highly impersonal and intelligent, capable of grasping the essence of someone or something without any projection on our part.

Appreciation significantly turns on the heart. Appreciation is not an emotion that arises spontaneously, but a soul quality we can choose. The more often we choose to be appreciative, the easier this choice becomes and the more frequently our heart opens to give and receive love.

“If you open your heart, love opens your mind.”
— Charles John Quarto

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe
Sometimes when you look back at the trail you’ve tread, it’s actually hard to believe you were as scared or confused or uncertain as you were, yet still you rocked it.

I say, remember that next time you feel scared, confused, or uncertain.

You’re on fire,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Kima

“This was a family-favorite as I was growing up. It’s fast and easy. Serve on a bed of rice.”

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
March 31, 2020 

Mystery
“The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.”

-Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)
For concrete evidence of mystery, we could go to a library and count up how many topics we know nothing about. Even the most scholarly people, experts in their fields, understand that there is more for them to learn. The world just operates that way. It is changing and growing and evolving just as we are – so there will always be some mystery for us to happen upon. Existence is big, and it is ours to discover.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

You’ve stumbled into something exciting, but are you aware of all of the dangers that may be associated with this situation? The Fool can represent adventure but also irrational impulses, so it’s important to carefully consider the outcome of each possible outcome before you agree to act. Your journey to self-knowledge starts today – make sure your first step is a positive one.

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/