Cat’s Morning Bits for May 14, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 14, 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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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: Knowledge Is Power (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Remaining grounded and balanced can be challenging at this time as we are being drawn inward to integrate the New Moon energies. With this integration waves of energy are being cleared from the collective in preparation for the upcoming eclipse season. As a result, we are being called to gather our energy and restore our reserves

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Tarot for Beginners: How I Use Tarot Cards for Self Discovery & Guidance

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Spirituality & Health: Balancing the Throat Chakra for Neck and Shoulder Pain

When there is pain in the neck or restriction in the throat chakra, it’s worth asking: What emotions are caught in our throat, unable to be spoken?

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ThoughtCo: Hestia, Greek Goddess of the Hearth

The Greek goddess Hestia watches over domesticity and the family, and was traditionally honored with the first offering at any sacrifice made in the home.

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Element of Earth: Money Pebbles

Money Pebbles

Earth is the element of stability, foundation, strength, growth and prosperity in all it’s forms. earth is the densest of all the elements and is physically manifested in stones, rocks, crystals, and gems

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Shaolin Qigong 15 Minute Daily Routine

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Elephant Journal: The Butterfly Method to Higher Consciousness.

One thing I’ve learned in my life is the timeless truth that sometimes “to speed up, you must slow down.”
When we slow our roll, we have the opportunity to get present, to be in the moment, get into our lives, and give ourselves the gift of seeing what is going on instead of just doing the do.

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Treehugger: 25 of the Most Dangerous Animals in the World

A 2019 study at Utah State University examined how many people are injured or killed each year by wildlife in the United States, the first such review to take place since 2002.1

It found that more than 47,000 people sought medical attention after being attacked or bitten by wildlife each year, resulting in eight fatalities on average.

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EarthSky News: Mercury at greatest elongation on May 16-17

Want to nab Mercury, the innermost planet of the solar system, sometimes called the most elusive planet? Now’s the time to catch this world, as Mercury the inferior planet swings to its greatest elongation east of the setting sun on May 17, 2021 (evening of May 16 for the Americas).

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Patheos-Pagan: Working With Many Gods

Today we have three questions about working with multiple Gods. Or if you prefer, worshipping, working for, serving, honoring – pick the term that matches what you do.

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Pagan/ New Age Playlist: ☼ Dancing Soul ☼ music by Sacred Earth

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Inner Journey: CREATE CONSCIOUSLY

“No man has a chance to enjoy permanent success until he begins to look in a mirror for the real cause of all his mistakes.”
— Napoleon Hill

The law of karma is the law of cause and effect. It works unavoidably when there is no consciousness — when we are not present in the moment. When there is no consciousness, the past creates the future.

The law of Love supersedes the law of karma. It intervenes in the process by focusing in the present. In fact, one could say that Love is being fully present. When anything is initiated in Love in the present, the future of that reality will be purposeful, meaningful, loving and powerful.

“He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have forgotten its cause.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

“In my beginning is my end.”
— T.S. Eliot

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A Note from the Universe

Judging yourself for what you haven’t yet accomplished is like finding fault with a caterpillar that can’t fly or tree that can’t leave… well, you know what I mean.

You will soar,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Teriyaki Ground Beef Skillet

A quick and easy one-pan, kid-friendly skillet dinner with sweet, rich, and flavorful meat and an Asian twist. The perfect weeknight dinner served with white rice.

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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
May 14, 2021

Science
“I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”

-Isaac Newton (1642-1727)


It is with that child-like heart that all great adventures begin. It’s the big “what ifs” in life that spark our curiosity and engage our attention. When we love doing something, it’s not work to us, but play.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

You may be dwelling on your weakness or discomfort, and those things may be real enough, but take heart and know that these things are also temporary and are not going to last much longer. You underestimate or overlook your great powers of recovery and self-healing. You have too much love of life to be kept down for long. Give yourself a break and relax a bit.

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 May 13, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 13, 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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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: Energies Are Merging (a message from Kate Spreckley)

For some time now the energies of the Earth have retracted, which has given the planet time to rebuild and reorganise her evolving energies. With this New Moon phase there is a surge of Earth energy which is rising to the surface of the planet to merge with the incoming cosmic energy.

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Spiritual Unite: ORBS IN PICTURES – THE COMPLETE GUIDE


Orbs in pictures are evidence of the presence of spiritual beings. This phenomenon has been documented since the beginning of modern photography, with amateur and professional photographers alike reporting the appearance of these otherworldly entities.

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ThoughtCo: The Magic & Folklore of Fireflies

Fireflies, or lightning bugs, aren’t actually flies at all – for that matter, they’re not even really bugs, either. In fact, from a biological standpoint, they’re part of the beetle family.

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The Healing Medicine of Trees – Elder
by Susun Weed

ELDER is the last letter of the ogam alphabet (Ruis). It rarely attains tree status where it grows in North America, but it has taken me by surprise several times in Europe by the height to which it can grow (up to ten meters) and the tough bark it is capable of making.

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MBG: The Complete Zodiac Guide To Moon Sign Compatibility

While most people jump to see if their sun sign is compatible with their lover’s, we might actually be better off checking on moon signs instead.

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Spirituality & Health: 6 Tips to Support Change with Color Therapy

BY JASMINE BILALI

Colors have frequencies that influence mood and impact our energy field. What colors are calling you?

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Energy Sensing║Beginner Witchcraft 101

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Treehugger: 15 Wonderful White-Tailed Deer Facts

Fuzzy, shy, and downright adorable, white-tailed deer are among the most abundant creatures in America’s woodlands. Adults are characterized by their reddish-brown coats, which fade to a grayer brown from summer to winter.

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EarthSky News: Moon and 3 evening planets May 12-15

At evening dusk on May 12-15, 2021, watch for the young and slender waxing crescent moon in the western twilight sky. On these evenings, the moon will sweep by three bright evening planets. It’ll go by Venus – the brightest planet closest to the horizon – on May 12.

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Patheos-Pagan: A Witches Reflection on the Liminal

When I was a little girl, I used to be obsessed with sitting and playing in doorway thresholds. My Papa used to have a bag of seashells that he kept for me to play with when I was a kid.

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Pagan Playlist: Oliver Shanti – Sacral Nirvana

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Inner Journey: ON SELF-HONESTY

“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true.”
— Nathaniel Hawthorne

“You cannot fake a relationship and feel right with yourself or anyone else. Changing yourself to fit what you think other people want doesn’t work. Pretending to be someone other than yourself only broadens the distance between the person you are and the one with whom you’re trying to establish closeness.”
— Mary Manin Morrissey

“Just as surely as distress must follow self-deceit, healing must follow self-honesty.”
— Vernon Howard

“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.”
— Janis Joplin

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know the main difference between messing with the cursed hows and turning them over to me?

Besides smoother, more radiant skin.

No, besides more free time.

No, besides more interest income.

Right! More laughter!

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Nina’s Filipino Fried Rice

This is a delicious take on fried rice straight out of the Philippines. Bacon makes this dish crispy and oh, so good!

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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
May 13, 2021

Science
“Science is not to be regarded merely as a storehouse of facts to be used for material purposes, but as one of the great human endeavors to be ranked with arts and religion as the guide and expression of man’s fearless quest for truth.”

-Richard Arman Gregory (1864-1952)


Ah, science! It had a whole different meaning to me when I was in high school and had to memorize the periodic table. Now I look at science as these amazing discoveries that lead us to the truth. It’s not such a big leap from spirituality to science. We can see all of the miracles that exist under a microscope, or through a telescope. And right here we are living miracles, every moment. In the movie “What the Bleep Do We Know?” several scientists weigh in on the facts of our existence, and what is happening all around us, all the time.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

The world may seem to be working overtime to baffle or confuse you, but you don’t have to take the bait. If you’re offered something that seems too perfectly tailored to your tastes or desires, it’s OK to be graciously skeptical. You can appear cautious rather than distrustful. Keep things simple today and minimize getting upset by torn or unsettled feelings.

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 May 12, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 12, 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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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)

Spirit Library: New Moon (a message from Kate Spreckley)

With Today’s New Moon we are urged to consciously ground and centre ourselves as the incoming energies begin to shift. This New Moon will generate some potent energy, which will carry us forward and into the upcoming eclipse season.


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Basics of Protection! (Warding, Personal Protection, Beginner, Budget, and Apartment Friendly)

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Spiritual Unite: GREEN CHAKRA MEANING AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE


The green chakra colour is the fourth primary chakra, commonly known as the Heart chakra.

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ThoughtCo: Spider Mythology and Folklore

Depending on where you live, you probably see spiders starting to emerge from their hiding spots at some point in the summer. By fall, they tend to be fairly active because they’re seeking warmth –

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Patheos / New Visions: Foundational Moments

When not doing well, when full of doubt or pain or worry, when unable to find your way, try, very slowly, to return to moments that feel foundational.

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MBG: A Beginner’s Guide To 10 Types Of Crystals & How To Use Each Of Them

From amethyst to zincite, there is a whole alphabet of crystals available on the market today. This guide to 10 powerful types of healing stones and their properties can help you find the perfect one for your intention

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Daily Good: The Book of Untranslatable Words

True art selects and paraphrases, but seldom gives a verbatim translation.

  • Thomas Bailey Aldrich –

The Book of Untranslatable Words

When you start with a heartfelt offering, you never know where life may take you next. Read on for the tale of Ella Sanders, whose creative illustrations about untranslatable words grew from a blog post into a published book now out from Random House. You’ll also get a sampling of some marvelous, untranslatable words from around the world. Like Mangata — Swedish for “the road-like reflection of the moon in water.”
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Be The Change

What’s getting lost in translation in your life? See if there’s another way you express yourself today.

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Left Hand Path in Modern Witchcraft

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Elephant Journal: The Difference Between our Destiny, our Purpose & our Calling.

As we move through our lives, I think we all want to find a sense of confidence, contentment, and peace.
We all seek meaning.

Most of us worry way too much about if what we are doing with our lives is the “right” thing.

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Treehugger: 6 Types of Lions, Endangered and Extinct

The signature mane, the predatory prowl, the ferocious roar—it seems fitting to find that there is only one species of lion (Panthera leo). There are, however, several subspecies, which are unique in appearance and other particular traits.

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EarthSky News: Moon and 3 evening planets May 12-15

At evening dusk on May 12-15, 2021, watch for the young and slender waxing crescent moon in the western twilight sky. On these evenings, the moon will to sweep by three bright evening planets. It’ll go by Venus – the brightest planet closest to the horizon – on May 12.

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Patheos-Pagan: How Do I Know If A God Is Calling Me?

Somebody asked this question in a social media comment on Called by Problematic Gods. I went looking for a blog post where i discussed it and couldn’t find one. I’ve written plenty about my own callings,

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Pagan Playlist: Blackmore’s Night – “Second Element” (Official Music Video) –

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Inner Journey: VALUE THE PROCESS

“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear … as it is, infinite.”
— William Blake

When we stop and pay attention to ourselves, we begin to see clearly the habits and patterns that have kept us asleep and confused and misled for so long. With awareness, we can choose to shift from the selfish and narrow outlook of our personality to the all-embracing generosity of our soul, simply by changing our perspective.

Change your mind and you’ll change your world.

“You watch your mind to see who you are not. I watch my mind to gain a sense of its content, which has always been my pain. As I watch it, I get a sense of its impermanence. Thoughts come and go as part of a process. I see how content dissolves into process and begin to see the patterns in the process. Realizing it isn’t MY suffering, MY pain, it becomes THE pain. I’ve gone from the tiny, the small, and the individual to the universal. I feel OUR pain. When we do, we go from fear to compassion. Fear is MY pain, compassion is THE pain.”
— Stephen Levine

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A Note from the Universe

The litmus test that will reveal whether or not those in your company are truly enlightened is whether or not they treat everyone else as if they, too, are enlightened.

Best to assume they are, if you get my drift.

All bow,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Egg Roll in a Bowl

You might think this was invented to avoid all of that time-consuming wrapping and messy deep-frying, but it wasn’t! It was invented by the keto people, because they can’t eat egg roll wrappers-but this guy can. So, instead of what’s really egg roll filling in a bowl, we’re doing the real thing in all of its tasty and textural glory. Garnish with more green onions if desired

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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
May 12, 2021

Science
“When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.”

-Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


What is time anyway but some man-made measurement? In Spirit there is no time, that’s why time can stand still, or can fly by. Our perception of time is what affects us more than time itself. Look at how some people just don’t seem to age. When we feel young, we live young, and look young!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

Though no great demands may be made of you today, you may feel lackluster and just not setting the world on fire as you like to do. Everybody has a low energy day from time to time. Perhaps you’ve been pushing it too hard for too many days in a row and just need a short break. Don’t be lazy but be extra good to yourself. Tomorrow will be brighter

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 May 11, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 11, 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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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: Rest to Integrate (a message from Kate Spreckley)

With this week’s New Moon on the 11th, we can expect new energy to come in and alleviate some of the heaviness of the past few weeks. These energies will help us to define how to bring into form what needs to be manifested in our lives at this time

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Basics of Sigil Magic

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Spiritual Unite: 777 NUMEROLOGY MEANING – CREATIVITY OF THE UNIVERSE


Are you looking for the meaning of the number 777 in numerology? Then it’s not a coincidence that the universe has guided you here. The universe has put you on the right path to spiritual growth – the stars are in your favor. You are in sync with the universe.

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ThoughtCo: Bird Gods From Different Cultures

Birds have been honored, revered, and worshipped in many different cultures throughout history, and the representation of birds as gods or god-like figures is just one of the many cultural connections between humans and birds.

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36 Wild Edibles & Medicinal Plants In 15 Minutes

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Daily Good: Alphabet Heart Sutra: A Mother’s Day Offering

The Alphabet Heart Sutra came to me whole, arriving with the light of morning. I followed an inner prompting and immediately wrote it down. Never having composed poetry or prayer in acrostic form before, I was quite surprised by the structure it took. Upon reflection, I wondered if perhaps impressions from childhood, reciting acrostic Hebrew prayers and passages, filtered into the Alphabet Heart Sutra that early morning.” Contemplative artist Aura Glaser offers a simple and profound tribute to the Great Mother here. { read more }

Be The Change

Do something today to honor and appreciate the spirit of motherly love wherever you’ve experienced it in the world.

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Elephant Journal: 5 Ways to Apply Ayurvedic Oil for a Balanced Mind, Body & Spirit.

Ayurvedic oils are an essential part of the healing process in Ayurveda, a system of traditional medicine from India that focuses on creating balance for the physical body, senses, psyche, and spirit.

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Treehugger: Why Do Wolves Howl?

Wolves howl for many of the same reasons that other species use vocalizations: to warn others about predators, to defend their territories, and to find mates.

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EarthSky News: Meet Corvus the Crow

A favorite constellation for many, little squarish Corvus the Crow can be found after sunset at this time of year. It’s not far from Spica, the only bright star in the constellation Virgo. Once you find Spica, you’ll recognize Corvus easily. It’s always near the star Spica on the sky’s dome, recognizable for its compact, boxy shape. Spica is supposed to represent an Ear of Wheat, held by Virgo the Maiden.

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Patheos-Pagan: My Spiritual Journeying Method

A friend recently asked about how I go about spiritually journeying – traversing with my spirit into the otherworlds. The practice is pretty integral to my spirit work, and the topic is one I’ve been meaning to explore on my blog for a while. So – let’s jump tight in.

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt- The Dark Night of the Soul

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Inner Journey: TIME FOR STILLNESS

“We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget that the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it’s all about.”
— Joseph Campbell


The sages all say that the path to liberation is found in entering the stillness within. To experience that stillness, we need to be willing to regularly stop the activity for a while.
How do we do this in a busy life? We set our priorities. Perhaps it means giving up a TV program or using a coffee break to grab a few moments of solitude. Perhaps we have to ask our partner, relative or neighbour to give us 30 minutes of time away from the kids. If we really want something, we can make it happen.
“Learn to pause… or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.”
— Doug King

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The question,that some might consider asking is, “Can others, doing what they’re now doing, no matter what their motivation, no matter what our relationship, and no matter what they decide, keep me from being all I want to be?”

And the answer is always, “Not in a million years.”

Whooohooo!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 8 Ways to Enjoy Fiddleheads

Wondering what to do with fiddleheads? We’ve rounded up our best recipes with fiddlehead ferns, the springtime delicacy that you can forage yourself or find at farmers’ markets. Fiddleheads can be enjoyed much like asparagus, with a similar flavor profile.

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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
May 11, 2021

Science
“Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.”

-John Dewey (1859-1952)


Where do all these new ideas come from? From someone’s imagination! That’s where it starts. Backed up by a little bit of wisdom and a lot of determination, we can make great strides in all areas of our life. Science is just one example where we are growing by leaps and bounds.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

It might be a busy day, but try to make some time for yourself. Any time you spend meditating or settling your mind will be time well spent. It doesn’t have to be spent sitting around and being idle all day. Staring pensively into that cup of tea for a few moments can be equally beneficial. Calm your mind, and your heart, and make it an at-peace day.

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 May 10, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 10, 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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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: Make Room for New Possibilities (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This month it is crucial that we establish a strong connection to the foundation we are building within as this will support us as we manage the changes and volatility of this time. The incoming energies can create feelings of tension and pressure as we are urged to become more grounded and to get things done

Read more….

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The Norse Gods: Freyja

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Spiritual Unite: CAN YOU FIX A KARMIC RELATIONSHIP?


Whether or not you can fix a karmic relationship depends on a few major things, such a complex system has many factors.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Create a Portable Altar Kit

Why create a portable altar kit? Well, the obvious reason is that a portable altar is… well, portable. For some people, that’s a desirable thing.

Read more….

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MBG: Are You A Fixed Sign? Here’s What It Means, According To The Astrologers

Within the zodiac, there are three classifications that all the signs fall under: cardinal, fixed, and mutable. Today, we’re unpacking everything you need to know about the fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. Here’s what it means to be fixed and why it matters, according to the AstroTwins.

Read more….

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Daily Good: For Small Creatures Such as We

A life without festivity is a long road without an inn.

  • Democritus –

For Small Creatures Such as We

In “For Small Creatures Such as We” Sasha Sagan, daughter of astronomer Carl Sagan, “explores the worlds of ritual and tradition from a scientific viewpoint. Sagan is non-religious, much like her science-minded parents. When she became a mother, she wanted to find a way to incorporate ritual and tradition into her family in a way that, instead of religion, reflected her passion for space, science and nature. In this book, she explores ways that families might do that and how we can remind ourselves to be in awe of the world and universe around us.” { read more }

Be The Change

Consider how you incorporate ritual or tradition into your own family life. Do Sagan’s words inspire you to do anything differently?

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Vetting Witchcraft Resources║Witchcraft 101

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MBG: 7 Ways To Tap Into The Sensual & Steadying Energy Of The Taurus New Moon

On Tuesday, May 11, 2021 (at 2:59 PM EDT) the new moon in Taurus waves its eco-chic wand and casts an emerald spell over our lives.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 17 Captivating Coconut Crab Facts

Coconut crab populations are only found in islands across the Indian Ocean and the central Pacific Ocean, with most habitats located near the shore.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Find the Keystone in Hercules

Tonight, from mid-northern latitudes, you can easily find the brilliant star Vega in the eastern sky at dusk and nightfall. Vega acts as your guide star to the Keystone – a pattern of four stars in the constellation Hercules.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Energy For Witchcraft When Your Personal Reserve Is Low

In the past year, I have been struggling with low energy. Visits to the doctors and various tests in the past month have offered medical reasons that i will not get into right now

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Oonagh • Ananau —

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Inner Journey: HOW DO YOU PLAY YOUR ROLES?

“What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.”
— Epicetus

When we are basically unconscious, we live according to social roles. We perform as sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, employers and employees, as society expects us to.

As we grow in awareness, we gain the freedom to bring our own unique perspectives to these roles. We can express ourselves authentically and creatively, without letting our roles dictate how we should behave.

“Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.”
— Katherine Mansfield

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Sometimes the more joy you fake, the more joy you make.

Same for anything else you might fake.

Smiling upon you with infinite affection,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Shawarma

The most delicious shawarma chicken you’ll ever eat! Serve with pita bread, tomato and/or cucumber slices, tahini, or garlic sauce. Also great atop fattoush

Read more….

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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 Tarot: Strength

Anger could raise its ugly little head today, but you have things under control. Don’t engage, if possible, and tactfully deflect the worst of whatever misunderstanding caused the outbreak. If it’s repressed anger, there may never be any loud or angry words. You can smooth any ruffled feathers simply by standing up and not being intimidated or rushed into any action or opinion. Be at your best today.

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/

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 May 7, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 7, 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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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: Renewal of Life (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In these times of dramatic change, it can be tempting to throw ourselves into life by attempting to accomplish things at the level that we have in the past. However, a more gradual approach is needed as we are still integrating the shifts and changes that have occurred recently. Being mindful of our energy reserves and the unnecessary aspects that are still draining us is important

Read more….

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Began Practicing Witchcraft

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Spiritual Unite: 411 NUMBER MEANING – YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE


Are you looking for 411 number meaning?

Has this numerological number shown up in your life and left you with unanswered questions?

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: The Magic of Crows and Ravens

Both crows and ravens have appeared in a number of different mythologies throughout the ages. In some cases, these black-feathered birds are considered an omen of bad tidings, but in others, they may represent a message from the Divine. Here are some fascinating crow and raven folklore to ponder.

Read more….

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Spirituality & Health: 6 Ways to Harness the Power of the Sacred Feminine

BY SHANNON KAISER
Don’t worry about getting too “goddessy.” Fierce femininity is heart-centered confidence full of grace, wisdom, and sophistication

Read more….

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MBG: Beyond The Physical: How Ayurveda Can Restore The Body’s Energetic Pathways

Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga, is also known as the science of life. Its ancient wisdom gives us a deep understanding of our unique mind, body type (also called a dosha), and physical imbalances.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Friend of the Water

A name is a starting point for bringing the abstract into relationship, enkindling understanding.

  • Natalie Middleton –

Friend of the Water

“Above a clear, rocky stream, a tiny green tree frog perches on the belly of a leaf. Turning its minute snout toward the water, the frog lets out three chirps in the dark, struggling to make itself known. The act of naming is never a discovery, but a description of what always was there, a sound connected to a thought in time. The heart within the translucent chest of the tiny frog by the stream beats with blood dating back 300 million years, long before the first utterance of human language. And until recently, it survived, like 86 percent of terrestrial life, without a scientific name, unable to break through what taxonomists refer to as the Linnean shortfall.” Science writer Natalie Middleton shares more. { read more }

Be The Change

What is the meaning of your name, and the story behind it? Reflect on what, and who it connects you to.

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Herbal Jedi: Burdock | Root of Vitality

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Treehugger: How Speed Bumps Are Saving Endangered Monkeys in Africa

Speed bumps are saving the lives of the endangered Zanzibar red colobus, one of Africa’s rarest primates. After four speed bumps were installed along a road crossing the Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park on the Zanzibar archipelago, the number of colobuses killed by vehicles dropped dramatically, according to a new study.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Look for the beautiful Northern Crown

Tonight, look for a constellation that’s easy to see on the sky’s dome, if your sky is dark enough. Corona Borealis – aka the Northern Crown – is exciting to find. It’s an almost-perfect semicircle of stars. You’ll find this beautiful pattern in the evening sky from now until October.

Read more….

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Patheos Pagan: Embodying Fire Within

Within witchcraft, often we speak of the elements in their separateness. That fire, earth, water and air, all are separate from one another.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Pagan Folk Witch songs

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Inner Journey: WHAT MESSAGE DID YOU MOST NEED TO HEAR?

“One word frees us from the weight and pain of life; that word is love.”
— Sophocles

In exploring the enneagram, Riso and Hudson have identified ‘lost messages’ that we needed to hear as children but didn’t. The absence of these words may be at the heart of our most basic fear. And unconsciously we may still be seeking to hear these words from others.

Review the following messages and note if any one touches you more strongly than the others:

  1. “You are good.”
  2. “You are wanted.”
  3. “You are loved for yourself.”
  4. “You are seen for who you are.”
  5. “Your needs are not a problem.”
  6. “You are safe.”
  7. “You will be taken care of.”
  8. “You will not be betrayed.”
  9. “Your presence matters.”

“Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are — chaff and grain together — certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.”
— Dinah Mulock

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Just knowing that good things are now happening for you behind the curtains of time and space, which will soon spill into your life, is enough to make good things start happening for you.

Always know this. Because they are.

Happy for you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mother’s Pecan Pancake Muffins

Quick and easy, kid-friendly, syrup-free pancakes.

Read more….

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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
May 7, 2021

Philosophy
“I am open to conviction on all points except dinner and debts. I hold that one must be eaten and the other paid. Those are my only prejudices.”

-George Eliot, 1857


Having an open mind will get us far. It helps us to learn and to grow. There are so many different experiences just waiting for us. There are times when we need to step up and say “okay, let’s go” and see what happens, see where a philosophy takes us. We can always change our mind and try out something else!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

The day may be full of confusion but you don’t have to go through it naively and unaware of what’s happening around you. It’s not a good day to flirt with taking silly risks, some of which might turn out to be semi-dangerous or costly. You may be too hyper to want to play it safe, but at least make an effort to not be naïve or irresponsible.

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 May 6, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 6, 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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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: May 2021 Energy Report (a message from Jennifer Hoffman)

Did you feel the energy shift on April 30? The annual Sun/Uranus conjunction happened on that date and this one was turbo charged. It brought all of the weird, tough, challenging, topsy turvy energy of April to a close on a high vibe note, just as we turn a corner and move into May.

Read more….

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Spiritual Unite: 99 NUMBER MEANING – HEALING OF HUMANITY

99 number meaning is numerology that often comes into play in our lives through the process of synchronicity.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Sacred Sites: The Great Pyramid of Giza

There are sacred places which can be found all over the globe, and some of the oldest are located in Egypt. This ancient culture brought us a vast legacy of magic, mythology and history

Read more….

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BAY LEAF RITUAL FOR WEALTH & PROSPERITY 🌿 USE FEHU RUNE FOR ABUNDANCE, WEALTH & PROSPERITY

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Daily Good: Six Habits of Hope

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.

  • Desmond Tutu –

Six Habits of Hope

Hope is often viewed as the anticipation of circumstances being better in the future, but in this article environmentalist and social activist Kate Davies suggests that intrinsic hope is based in the here and now. Applying 6 habits of mindfulness to one’s daily life will allow us to live from a place of hope that embraces life as it is now in all of its beauty and complexity. { read more }

Be The Change

When you are feeling discouraged and in need of hope, pause in your day and notice the effortless miracle of your breath rising and falling or the natural courage found in nature’s tireless movement to grow all things.

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May 2021 Energy Update: The Emerging Road Ahead, How Visionaries Will Be Activated and More

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Spirituality & Health: Dreams at the Edge of Sleep

A practice for accessing the power of liminal dreaming

Liminal dreaming is a remarkable mind state, one you can channel for creativity or problem solving, use as a form of metacognition to explore your thought processes, or simply play with as a form of consciousness exploration.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 9 Unexpected Facts About Sea Spiders

Sea spiders are long-legged marine arthropods that inhabit oceans around the world, from the frigid waters of the Southern Ocean to the balmy Caribbean.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Bright star Vega on May evenings

Vega is a lovely star to come to know. When I was first learning the night sky, more than 40 years ago, I spent hours, days, weeks, months poring over charts and books. So I sometimes came to know the names and whereabouts of certain stars before seeing them in the night sky.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: DIY Tea Astringent

Astringents are used to firm and tone the skin. They constrict the pores and create a protective layer of firm tissue to fight against natural elements. However, some astringents can be harsh due to their alcohol content, thus, drying the skin. So why not create your own astringent at home?

Today’s recipe uses non-drying ingredients — witch hazel, lemon juice and, don’t be surprised – tea!

Read more….

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Patheos Pagan: Sun Ritual

This ritual was written by our lovely kitchen Witch ritual team, huge thanks to Ness, Sue, Josh, Gwyneth and Heather for allowing me to share it here. It is written for a group but could easily be adapted for solitary use.

Read more……

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Pagan Playlist: Amazing Oriental Music – HD – FARAN ENSEMBLE

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Inner Journey: FIND PEACE INSIDE

“All spiritual disciplines are done with a view to still the mind. The perfectly still mind is universal spirit.”
— Swami Ramdas

Getting into the habit of meditating, praying and/or resting daily helps us pull back from our preoccupation with the material world. In silence and solitude, we have an opportunity to pay attention to what’s happening inside rather than outside.

When we do this consistently, we learn to relax and to quiet and detach from our mental chatter and our turbulent emotions. As we begin to witness ourselves in personality, we also begin to experience our soul.

“Meditation may require a lifetime to master, but it will have been a lifetime well spent.” If you want to judge your progress, ask yourself these questions: Am I more loving? Is my judgment sounder? Do I have more energy? Can my mind remain calm under provocation? Am I free from the conditioning of anger, fear, and greed? Spiritual awareness reveals itself as eloquently in character development and selfless action as in mystical states.”
— Eknath Easwaran

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Often, simply showing up is enough.

Because the friends, abundance, and health you now dream of possessing have long been in place.

Because the coincidences, surprises, and serendipities that will transform your life already lie in wait for your passing.

And because little else could speak louder of your belief in success than physically putting yourself in a position to receive.

It’s fun to stay at the YMCA

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pastel de Tres Leches (Three Milk Cake)

Is a sponge cake soaked in a mixture of three kinds of milk, topped with whipped cream and strawberries (optional).

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
May 6, 2021

Philosophy


“As a human being, you have no choice about the fact that you need a philosophy. Your only choice is whether you define your philosophy by a conscious, rational, disciplined process of thought and scrupulously logical deliberation – or let your subconscious accumulate a junk heap of unwarranted conclusions, false generalizations, undefined contradictions, undigested slogans, unidentified wishes, doubts and fears, thrown together by chance, but integrated by your subconscious into a kind of mongrel philosophy and fused into a single, solid weight: self-doubt, like a ball and chain in the place where your mind’s wings should have grown.”

-Ayn Rand, 1982


One of the really cool things about living this life is that we have so much self-responsibility. We think our own thoughts, we make our own philosophy, we live our own life the way we choose to live it. Be aware, think well, live well

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Pace yourself today and get more done than you might imagine as the day begins. It’s all right to be tired from time to time. It doesn’t have to cripple all your plans for the day. Maintain a sensible balance, remember to eat healthy, take a short break once and a while, and don’t aim too high. There’s plenty of work to be done that you can handle with ease.

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 May 5, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 5, 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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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: One Step at a Time (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Currently many are feeling blocked, drained, depressed and or exhausted as the necessary changes we are being called to make create difficulty and confusion. The incoming energies indicate the promise of the new, however breaking free of existing challenges comes only when we are able to recognise and take advantage of the emerging possibilities.

Read more….

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A Spring Spell for May | Simple Spell Bag | Spellcraft

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Spirituality & Health: Guided Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Forest Grove

In this guided meditation, drift away into a beautiful, comforting imaginary forest grove full of old growth trees with deep roots and healing messages. As you listen to this meditation before you go to sleep, you will help prepare your body for a deeper, more refreshing sleep.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: What Is Sympathetic Magic

In many traditions of magic, both older and modern, the concept of sympathetic magic plays a crucial role. The idea behind sympathetic magic is, at its core, that a person can be affected magically by actions performed towards something that represents them.

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: In Your Hand

I know you can only see red right now through the cut in your trust. But most cuts mend and then, the courage is in finding an open boat so you can row far enough out that you can drift.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Nature and the Serious Work of Joy

To use the world well, to be able to stop wasting it and our time in it, we need to relearn our being in it.

  • Ursula Le Guin –

Nature and the Serious Work of Joy

“‘Our origins are of the earth. And so there is in us a deeply seated response to the natural universe, which is part of our humanity,” Rachel Carson wrote in reflecting on our spiritual bond with nature shortly before she awakened the modern environmental conscience. The rewards and redemptions of that elemental yet endangered response is what British naturalist and environmental writer Michael McCarthy, a modern-day Carson, explores in The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy (public library) — part memoir and part manifesto, a work of philosophy rooted in environmental science and buoyed by a soaring poetic imagination.” Maria Popova shares more about McCarthy’s book and its timely messages here. { read more }

Be The Change

Walk into nature in any of its forms today, and as you look and listen and receive the impression, also notice within yourself its effect on you. Is there some simple way you can return to nature its great gift to us, by planting or weeding or caring for an animal?

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Take care of your pineal gland by doing this | Dr. Hansaji Yogendra

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Elephant Journal: 3 Surprising Things to Include in our Gratitude Practice.

In life, there are a lot of things we want.
Maybe it’s a new car, a bigger house, a grand vacation, or a job that pays more. But do we ever give thanks for the hard things?

Read more….

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Treehugger: 10 Little-Known Facts About Abalone

Abalone (“sea snails”) are a type of marine gastropod mollusk that typically occur in the temperate and tropical seas of New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, North America, and Japan.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Star-hop to the Hunting Dogs

Tonight, find the Hunting Dogs. The chart above looks directly overhead at nightfall or early evening in May, as seen from a mid-latitude in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s as if we’re viewing the sky from the comfort of a reclining lawn chair, with our feet pointing southward

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Patheos-Pagan: The Persistence of the Moon

I’ve had to reach myself how to look at the moon.

How to see the moon.

How to know the moon.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Wilde Rose

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Inner Journey: WE EXPERIENCE WHAT WE BELIEVE

“You are free to believe what you choose and what you do attests to what you believe.”
— A Course of Miracles

You most likely believe that your experiences have taught you what is real and what is true – at least for you. However, what you may not know is that your beliefs – conscious and unconscious – have determined what you would experience.

Experiences do not determine what you believe. What you first of all believe is what you will experience. It follows, then, that if you wish to experience life in new ways, you need to examine your belief systems.

Change your consciousness and you’ll change your life.

“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.”
— Richard Bach

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It’s as if everyone has a built-in, happiness-now button which can instantly change how they feel, no matter what’s going on in their lives.

But for many, most of the time, they prefer not to push it.

Go on, push it real good –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta

Is everyone at your house tired of plain old pasta? This recipe will definitely turn things around. It’s quick and easy to prepare, and the creamy avocado pesto has the perfect balance of rich, tangy and aromatic flavors. Healthy and versatile, it can be served as a stand-alone vegetarian dish or as an accompaniment to your favourite meat or poultry. And it’ll be on your table in no time.

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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
May 5, 2021

Philosophy
“Philosophy is not a theory but an activity.”

-Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)


I like this! Philosophy is active! It takes thought, creativity, and also practice. It’s something you can muse over, and explore, and test out. It’s a form of expression, a way of living.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

Be inconspicuous if you can, stay out of your own way, and see how many things go right all by themselves. Real luck is looking for you today, but you can chase it away by trying to have too much control over everything. This is not a day to micromanage. Rather, listen to your hunches, and don’t demand solid answers or too many facts or figures

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 May 4, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 4, 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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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: The Dust is Settling (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In May the dust will begin to settle and we can expect new shifts to occur as new pathways, patterns and configurations are brought into form. This is a critical time in our process of healing and growth where we are urged to take stock of where we are now and what course corrections still need to be made to help us break free from the past.

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Eight Incredible Dogs and Wolves of Norse Mythology

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Spiritual Unite: 10 SIGNS OF SYNCHRONICITY

In this article, you will discover 10 signs of synchronicity. Have you ever had a dream or vision where you saw a symbol and the very same symbol appeared in reality within the day? This is called synchronicity.

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ThoughtCo: Housekeeping can reflect your chakras

A person does not have to look beyond his own home environment to discover which chakra centers may be problematic or blocked. Hoarders are especially at risk of a complete chakra system shutdown. Taking a tour of your living space will help give you clues as to which of your chakras need attention.

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Patheos / New Visions: Learning About Fire and Water Energies—And How It Can Help You

In the Western world, when we talk about energy, people think about is as an outside force. It becomes something that happens to them.

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MBG: Everything You Need To Know About Taurus: Personality Traits, Compatibility & More

Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac (April 21-May 20) and it’s symbolized by the bull. As a Venus-ruled earth sign, Taurus is grounded, sturdy, and interested in the beauty of the natural world. Here, we’re diving into Taurus’ personality traits and how they apply in love, career, and more.

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Daily Good: Waiting for the Elvers

Love the world as your own self; then you can truly care for all things.

  • Lao Tzu –

Waiting for the Elvers

“I’m not sure who first saw the wriggly, almost see-through, three-inch bodies of the elvers, or baby eels. But I think it was my energetic five-year-old because I remember his face. When he told me, he had run all the way back to our house through the woods and up our steep bank. His eyes were shining and he was breathless from exertion and excitement. His words tumbled one over the other, and his hands played out the drama of what he had found. What started then as a thrilling curiosity became, soon, a passion for our whole family.” { read more }

Be The Change

Pay attention this week to the different life forms in your environment. What can you learn from them?

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Sigil Making With Marshall The Witch of Southern Light

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Elephant Journal: 7 Simple Ways to Care for the Earth.

Earth Day was April 22—another time to remember why we must always appreciate and care for the earth.
If the earth is well taken care of, then our health will improve. Our health can only be as good as the earth on which we live.

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Treehugger: 20 Captivating Types of Woodpeckers

More than 300 woodpecker species have been identified in the natural world and 23 of them live in the United States. Since they are classified as migratory, nongame birds, they are protected under federal and state law, yet some have become endangered and almost completely lost due to habitat destruction

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EarthSky News: Moon sweeps by Saturn and Jupiter May 3-5

As the Eta Aquariid meteor shower picks up steam these next several mornings – May 3, 4 and 5, 2021 – watch for the waning moon to sweep past the ringed planet Saturn and then the giant planet Jupiter. On May 3, the moon passes due south of Saturn, to stage a conjunction, only a few hours before the moon reaches its half-illuminated last quarter phase.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Emergence Sigil

It’s been over a year now that we’ve been dealing with the pandemic. As more folks get vaccinated, many of us are thinking about life as we emerge out of this time.

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Energy Sensing║Beginner Witchcraft 101

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Inner Journey: BRING SOUL INTO THE WORLD

“We live in a culture that is greatly biased against the imagination, because our culture is very materialistic, objective and literal. Our culture lacks soul, and doesn’t know it, although it experiences the consequences. When you don’t know what’s missing, then of course you don’t know what to bring in, even though you feel something is missing.

“We live in a world that needs more soul, more meaning. We, as conscious beings, have, as our primary responsibility, at this time in human history, the task of bringing soul into the world, or releasing soul into the world. We do this, first of all, in ourselves and in our own personal world; then we do it in our groups – including family; then we do it in our society through our work, relationships and presence there.”
— Andrew Schneider

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If you could read all the minds that I read hear all the prayers that I hear, and beat all the hearts that I beat… I wonder if you’d even believe how often you’re thought of, talked about, and fallen in love with.

It’s payback time.

Ándale Ándale!!!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pico De Gallo de Alicia

An authentic Mexican salsa made with tomatoes, onions, and jalapenos. Serve with tacos, nachos, tortilla chips, black beans, refried beans, or fajitas or use as an ingredient in many Mexican recipes

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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
May 4, 2021

Philosophy
“Philosophy is the product of wonder.”

-A.N. Whitehead (1861-1947)


It’s those big “what ifs” in the world that lead us to great discovery, to great insight. When we let loose our imaginations, when we let our minds wander, and wonder, we can come up with all kinds of amazing theories and philosophies. And yet, how often do we allow ourselves this luxury? Sit in silence and see what happens, see where your mind takes you.

-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 May 3, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 3, 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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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: Evolutionary Flow (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In the last few months our process of transformation, awakening and evolution seems to have intensified as we have been pushed and pulled towards expansion. This has forced us out of our comfort zones and into the deep unknown.

Read more….

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A Spring Spell for May | Simple Spell Bag | Spellcraft

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Spirituality & Health: What the Cicadas Can Teach Us About Sex & Sacredness

We experience the cicadas’ life cycle as sound, sex, then silence. The coming brood makes us mindful of our own sexuality and connection to the earth.

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ThoughtCo: Lilac Magic & Folklore
Fortune, flirtation, and fragrance, all rolled into one!

Lilacs are lovely and fragrant, and in the late spring and early summer, you’ll probably notice their distinct, heady scent whenever you’re near one.

Read more….

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Moldavite Meanings, Uses & Healing Properties – A-Z Satin Crystals

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MBG: May 2021 Monthly Horoscope: Retrograde and Eclipse Season Are Here

Up until now, 2021 has been guided by a key mission: Stabilize. This May, the stars sound the call for caution, particularly in the second half of the month.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Homemade Seed Bombs

What is seed bombing? It’s a fun, easy, and environmentally friendly way to plant large or difficult to reach areas. Children especially seem to enjoy the fun so it makes a good family project.

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The Mightiest Gods of Japanese Mythology | The Gods of Japan | The mightiest gods series 3

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Treehugger: 30 Unique Plants That Attract Butterflies

Plants that attract butterflies — and plants that encourage pollinators in general — play a pivotal role in the ecosystem. Of the 1,400 crop plants grown around the world (including all of our food and plant-based industrial products) almost 80% require pollination by insects and animals

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon sweeps by Saturn and Jupiter May 3-5

As the Eta Aquariid meteor shower picks up steam these next several mornings – May 3, 4 and 5, 2021 – watch for the waning moon to sweep past the ringed planet Saturn and then the giant planet Jupiter. On May 3, the moon passes due south of Saturn, to stage a conjunction, only a few hours before the moon reaches its half-illuminated last quarter phase.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Making Room for Anger in Your Life and Practice

Anger is an incredibly powerful emotion, and at the same time an incredibly tricky emotion to wield in healthy ways.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Fairy Tale

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Inner Journey: ARE YOU HAPPY?

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”
— Agnes Repplier

Are you happy?

Don’t answer too quickly. Sit with this question for a long time and you’ll be introduced to brand new dimensions of who you are and of what matters in your life.

“Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.”
— Leo C. Rosten

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Sometimes, what’s really cool is giving profuse thanks for the good fortunes that reach others—no matter who they are—because, invariably, your joy for them will yield the same good fortunes for you.

Shoe-wee!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: The Hot Brown

Not your average hot turkey sandwich, the Hot Brown was invented at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky to absorb the bourbon that guests would enjoy well into the night.

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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
May 3, 2021

Philosophy
“To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralyzed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it.”

-Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)


It seems everyone has a unique personal philosophy, and that’s good. Our human existence is filled with uncertainty, and maybe with philosophy we are learning that this is not something that we must fear – in fact, uncertainty is something that we can embrace!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

Whatever you have planned or prepared for today, it probably won’t happen according to the script. Be flexible and expect the unexpected. It may not be anything big, so don’t completely abandon your agenda unless you must. It could just be a day of endless interruptions. Keep that sense of humor handy, and maybe find an inspiring idea or two in it all.

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/