Cat’s Morning Bits for May 14, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 14, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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“ Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it. ”

– Ted Williams

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Spiritual Unite: Peacock Spiritual Meaning In Ancient Mythology

Peacock Spiritual Meaning: The vibrant and colourful feathers of a peacock have long been regarded as a symbol of beauty.

But there’s a deeper meaning in its aesthetic beauty for us humans. If we muster up the courage to show our true colours, we can reach new heights of integrity and beauty.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/peacock-spiritual-meaning/

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MBG: 7 Life-Changing Books To Read This Summer

We’ve been indoors and dragging all winter, and, if you’re like me, you’re looking for some serious inspiration for these spring and summer months. As an author of a happiness book myself, I tend to be picky about what I read—it needs to be inspiring, smart (research-backed), and entertaining. That combo is rare but always a winner! The good news is that these seven fabulous new books fit the picture. They will in turn move, elate, and motivate you toward a happier, more successful, and joyful summer! Happy reading!

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-29918/7-lifechanging-books-to-read-this-summer-according-to-a-stanford-happiness-expert.html

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Elephant Journal: May 15th: Intense Make or Break Time with the Taurus New Moon

The moon is exalted when in Taurus, meaning the moon and Taurus adore one another, and the sensual affinity they share means they resonate with each other deeply and harmoniously. This causes lunar energy to feel intense during this period, making us feel highly intuitive and ultra sensitive.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/05/may-15th-intense-make-or-break-time-with-the-taurus-new-moon/

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MNN: 12 out-of-this-world observatories

There’s nothing like sprawling out on a blanket on a darkened field, somewhere far from the city, to view a celestial light show. Staring off into a star-filled sky is one of life’s simplest yet most profound pleasures, a humbling experience that reminds us of the staggering immensity of the universe we call home.

Sometimes, however, serious stargazers need to seek out the big guns. And for that, there are observatories, telescope-housing institutions dedicated to the exploration of celestial objects: the moon, the sun, the stars and planets far away

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/photos/12-out-world-observatories/view-cosmos

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EarthSky News:  Tonight  Meet Corvus the Crow

Corvus is a small constellation, recognizable for its compact, boxy shape. It’s a fun one! Learn how to find it.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/coming-to-know-corvus-the-crow

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Patheos-Pagan: Review: Italian Folk Magic

Italian Folk Magic: Rue’s Kitchen Witchery is a fantastic book and one I’ve really been wanting someone to write. Mary-Grace Fahrun provides a fantastic look into one of the most practical folk magic traditions I have ever seen. All the practices provided are so simple and just seem like mindful practices and prayers incorporated into everyday life to enchant it.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/matauryn/2018/05/05/italian-folk-magic/

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Inner Journey: 

PERSONAL POWER

“The deep root of failure in our lives is to think, ‘Oh how useless and powerless I am.’ It is essential to think strongly and forcefully, ‘I can do it,’ without boasting or fretting.”
— Dalai Lama

Angeles Arrien says that whether we are male or female, we need to develop three kinds of power. People who hold these three powers cannot be ignored.
1.Power of presence – Being really present in each moment
2.Power of communication – Speaking my truth
3.Power of position – Being willing to take a stand

“A man’s true state of power and riches is to be in himself.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

“We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces; we become the powerful force ourselves.”
— Leo Buscaglia

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Those who achieve great things, defeat long odds, and become legends,  didn’t have anything you don’t have.

They just kept showing up, expecting a miracle, long after everyone else got practical.

Here comes one now…!

Universe
tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Vegan Almond Spread

This is a creamy and delicious substitute for cheese spread, made of almonds that have been soaked for 24 hours. This spread really boosts flavours in sandwiches where mayonnaise and cheese would typically be used, and is also a great topping for crackers, and a dip for veggies. Add any type of chopped herbs, if you desire.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Vegan-Almond-Spread.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, 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
May 14, 2018

Dreams

“Within each one of us there is another whom we do not know. He speaks to us in dreams and tells us how differently he sees us from how we see ourselves. When, therefore, we find ourselves in a difficult situation, to which there is no solution, he can sometimes kindle a light that radically alters our attitude, the very attitude that led us into the difficult situation.” -Carl G. Jung (1875-1961)

This “another whom we do not know” is indeed our Higher Self, or God, or Spirit, or whatever we each may want to call that Divine energy within. Yet as we work on our spiritual growth, the point is to get to know this “another” and by doing so to understand that there really is no separation between us! We come to realize who we really are.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Things That Happen When You Take Responsibility For Your Life

Too many of us simply drift through our lives, allowing fate to take us where it may. But a life without commitment is a life wasted, and so it’s important to live on purpose, and to make intentional choices every single day.

This is how you build a life that is truly yours—you put it together, choice by choice.

http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/7-things-that-happen-when-you-take-responsibility-for-your-life.aspx#vtDobu1DdYFuMT2C.99

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 23, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 23, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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The thirsty earth soaks up the rain,
And drinks and gapes for drink again;
The plants suck in the earth, and are
With constant drinking fresh and fair.

-Abraham Cowley (1618-1667)

almanac.com

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Did You Know?

There is a light bulb in Livermore, California that hasn’t burned out for over 100 years.

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MNN: This shelter dog hugged his way to a real home

At the shelter, they called the big stray Huggable Horace.

When you’re a big dog with an uncertain past at a busy animal shelter, each passing day can seem a little dimmer than the last.

But not for Horace.

 

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MBG: 6 Myths & Misconceptions About Medical Marijuana

We’re currently in the middle of a cannabis revolution. Slowly but surely the plant which was once dispensed at U.S. pharmacies and used as a legitimate medicine as recently as the 1930s has fought its way back into a positive light after years of being maligned as a dangerous, corrupting influence. State by state we are joining the long list of countries who have embraced the healing powers of this plant and stopped jailing people for growing, selling, and using it.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/myths-about-medical-marijuana

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EarthSky News: Next few evenings  Moon sweeps through Leo

The waxing gibbous moon moves toward Leo the Lion’s brightest star Regulus, then passes it. It’s a good time to identify this easy-to-find constellation.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-meets-up-with-star-regulus

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Patheos-Pagan: Welcome to the Growing Season!

As I look out my office window across the yard I see tiny sprouts of green finally poking through the ground inspire of tiny bits of snow scattered here and there. The rhubarb, tulips, daffodils, crocus, garlic and onion are multiple shades of green with hints of reds and pinks in them. The pussy willow is busting into large tuffs and the lilac and forsythia have budded.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/naturessacredjourney/2018/04/welcome-growing-season/#6Qv3FcsUpAtHG2mL.99

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Inner Journey: The Eyes of the Soul

Today, we want to share a passage from Martia Nelson’s book, ‘Coming Home’:
“My greatest teacher was the experience of living in split realities: personality and true self. Personality is our daily companion, our conscious self that sees the world through the eyes of limitation and dutifully keeps us informed about what we can and cannot do. True self, on the other hand, patiently stands by, offering the unwavering knowledge that a state of vibrant well- being and unlimited possibility is our true nature, a birthright that can be lived if we choose to do so. … True self simply refers to the aspect of our being that is completely aware of its expanded nature no matter what we may be experiencing at the time.”

Whenever we feel constrained, fearful, unworthy, inadequate or anything we deem to be negative, we have identified with our personality. We can always choose to view the same situation from the perspective of our soul.

“As a Witness, you begin to discover that you are not that which you have been observing; you are not those things that you have been noticing about your body. Instead, you are the noticer.”
— Wayne Dyer

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Trumpets blaring, horns tooting, bands marching, fireworks firing, dancers dancing, cheerleaders cheering, and revelers reveling…  do they follow you everywhere?

Say, “yes” –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Green Tea Infused Edamame

Edamame is a delicious young soybean, often eaten straight out of the pods. You can find them in the frozen section of any grocery store, in the pod or shelled. I prefer to eat them from the pod; I find it more fun and much more tasty. Cooking the pods in a pot of boiling green tea gives it a nice dimension, aroma, and lovely texture.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Green-Tea-Infused-Edamame.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, 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 23, 2018

Practice

“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” ~-Mahatma Gandhi

Our spiritual practice has purpose. It helps us to learn and grow and feel our connection with the Divine. And it also helps to lift the spiritual energy of the whole planet! The more people who devote time to spiritual practice, the better off our world will be. So, there are two things we can each do, every day, to help ourselves and each other.

1. Continue regular spiritual practices. This includes prayer, meditation, reading spiritual works, serving others, and giving of our time and talents.
2. Encourage others to spend time pursuing their own spiritual practices. This may mean babysitting some youngsters so their mother can spend some time in silence, or sending enlightening e-mails on to friends!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Daily Blessings in Disguise

There are so many expectations that are packed into a day. From getting the kids to school in the morning to making a decision as to what�s for dinner, each day seems to have an endless list of to-do�s. And the hustle and bustle infiltrates a cloud that engulfs our day-to-day, making it difficult to come up for air and recognize the many blessings that embody our life each day. In most cases, we take these blessings for granted because they�ve become second nature to us and have become a necessary standard of life. However, it�s important to take a moment each day and remember the small things.

 http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/articles/daily-blessings-in-disguise.aspx#DvLOUCsfv521WKuG.99

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! Visit the Store

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 9, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 9, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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When April blows his horn,
It’s good for hay and corn.
-proverb

almanac.com

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Beliefnet: Songs for New Beginnings

Music has the power to bypass our normal thought processes and connect with our imaginations, our hearts and our souls. It has the power to soothe and inspire, to motivate and uplift.

When lyrics and music combine, and we choose the right songs, they can become mantras, affirming what we want to create in our lives.

In that spirit, here is a selection of songs and potential deeper meanings that could assist in making a fresh start, anytime.

And once we get the knack of finding meaningful messages in the lyrics of these songs, we can apply the same technique to our favorites and create playlists to help us make the most of every area of our lives.

So let’s harness the power of music to make a fresh start!

Read more…………

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mindbodygreen: What Is Echinacea Tea?

If you feel a seasonal cold coming on, you’re probably looking for any way possible to fight it off. One supplement you may have heard about for treating seasonal illnesses, like the cold or flu, is echinacea tea and echinacea supplements. Can taking echinacea treat the common cold, flu symptoms, and other infections? Should you be drinking echinacea tea? Here’s what you need to know:

Read more…………..

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Spiritual Unite: 777 Number Meaning

Number 777 is a very powerful number in the spiritual world. The 7 is the mystical number, and its appearance in 777 makes it even more unique and influential because it is present three times. If we see individually, the number 7 resonates with the collective consciousness. It is the indicator of spiritual enlightenment, spiritual awareness, intuition,

Read more……………….

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A Bountiful Moment

You can succeed if nobody else believes it, but you will never succeed if you don’t believe in yourself. ~ William J. H. Boetcker

Daily Thought: Belief is one of the most powerful emotions you carry with you. It directs how you proceed and respond in all situations. Your belief gives you power to move through adversity with strength and tenacity. Your belief is the driving force of your daily motivation and tasks achieved.

Daily Practice: Take a long deep look at what you believe about yourself. Do you value who you are? Do you believe you make a difference? Do you believe you are loved or worth loving? Make sure that you maintain activities daily that support your own acknowledgement of what you are seeking to believe about yourself.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Tonight Star-hop to the Coma star cluster

Long ago, the Coma star cluster represented the Lion’s tufted tail. Today, we know it as an open star cluster, whose stars were born together and are still loosely bound by gravity.

Read more…………….

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OM Times: The Magic Use of Candles

Since time Immemorial we find candles being used in Temples, representing the holy element of fire during Sacred rituals.

Candles are always portrayed to be involved with mysteries and myths, they are also symbols of illumination, activation, canalization, and connection with the divinity. Fire is a creative element, especially regarding the power of rebirth and regeneration properties.

Candles are connector element esoterically related to the salamanders, nature elementals that are energy transformers.

Read more………………

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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

In case you were wondering what might happen next, how this week will unfold, who you will become tomorrow, and so on, it all boils down to one thing:

Expectation. Yours.

Whoohoo,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Wakame Seaweed Salad

This Japanese seaweed salad is very popular anywhere sushi is served. Since I’ve been eating these salads since I was a kid, I roll my eyes at the prices marked on them because I know a huge batch can be made for under a buck. Wakame seaweed is not only tasty, it is packed full of calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, and vitamins B2 and B9.

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, Reconcilliations, 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 9, 2018

Optimism

“Thou hast seen nothing yet.”
-Cervantes (1547-1616) Don Quixote

“You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”
-Jimmy Durante (1893-1980) Entertainer. His signature line.

“You ain’t heard nothin’ yet.”
-Al Jolson (1886-1950) His signature line.

What is ahead for us? We don’t know for sure, but we do know there is still a lot to be experienced. We can look forward with optimism. Studies have shown that optimists live longer, healthier, happier lives. We can choose to see the glass as half-full, and as wholly satisfying. Think today’s going to be a good day? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.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! Visit Our Store

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 3, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 3, 2018

Good Morning Beautiful Souls,

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

Blessings, Cat

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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)

almanac.com

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Spirituality & Health: 3 Steps To A Kinder Mind

Offering a smile and a kind word to the checkout person, giving a frazzled mom an understanding look when her child is having a tantrum, offering your shoulder to cry on for an upset friend; these are all gifts of kindness. While there may be a cultural trend away from kindness, it is possible to cultivate this capacity within yourself

Read more………………

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Beliefnet: Angel Feather Colours and Their Meanings

Our angels like to send us signs to let us know they are listening and working on our prayers and requests. Symbols like feathers are most important when they are meaningful to the person who receives them, especially if you have asked your angels for a sign. The first question to ask is “What does the sign mean to me?” What were you doing or thinking about when you noticed the sign or feather? When analyzing anything, ask yourself first always, “What does this mean to me?”

Read more….

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mindbodygreen: Your Complete Astrological Forecast For April Has Arrived

Clash of the cardinal signs? April’s stars cluster in two distinct camps, gathering in fiery Aries and determined Capricorn. As new-radical Aries meets old-guard Capricorn—and four planets have retrogrades—change is unavoidable but should be carefully considered.

Read more………………..

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A Bountiful Moment

Know your truth and act accordingly.

Daily Thought: Do not be distracted by the noise of the day. Act on what you know will be the future you and allow today to take care of itself. Be confident that you have already set into action all that is occurring so you can continue to create what is going to happen in your tomorrow.

Daily Practice: Visualize today the completion of something you have set into motion. See yourself doing it. What do you look like? Where are you at? What and who is around you? Spend time in that space several times today and act as if you are already there.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Keep watching the moon and Jupiter

They’ll be the brightest lights up there from late night Tuesday to dawn Wednesday.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Building Your Own Liturgical Calendar

Imbolc is for Brighid and Lughnasadh is for Lugh, but when do we fulfill our obligations to Cerridwen or Cernunnos or Athena? … If a God is important to you, They should have Their day at some point. There may be historically appropriate days, but if not, pick one. Establish your own liturgical calendar.
Read more………………..

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Inner Journey:
LIVING THE ADVENTURE

“I do not accept any absolute formulas for living. No preconceived code can see ahead to everything that can happen in a man’s life. As we live, we grow and our beliefs change. They must change. So I think we should live with this constant discovery. We should be open to this adventure in heightened awareness of living. We should stake our whole existence on our willingness to explore and experience.”
— Martin Buber

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

I understand that you must wonder, sometimes to the point of bewilderment, at what you’re truly capable of doing. Yet, therein lies the “problem,” because living the life of your dreams is far more about what I’m capable of doing.

Surrender,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pineapple Nice Cream

This is a super healthy and delicious alternative to ice cream. There’s no dairy or added sugar. The pineapple flavour is the star, and the smooth texture of the mango gives it its ice cream effect. For being 100% fruit, this dessert is a guilt-free and creamy delight!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Pineapple-Nice-Cream.html

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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 3, 2018

Peace

“Our goal must be not peace in our time but peace for all time.”  -Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) Informal remarks, Galesberg, Illinois, 1950

In turbulent times, where is our attention? On the problem? Or on the desired outcome? What can we do to help the world situation, while we are here comfortable in our homes and we know that others are suffering? We can’t all go out and battle, nor would that help even if we could. We must think peace. We must bring our attention to peace. We must create a unified consciousness of PEACE ON EARTH, GOODWILL TO ALL. We must build a class consciousness of love and caring. Starting right here and right now, with each one of us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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MNN: Florida photographer captures the stunning beauty of the Everglades

As a Miami native, photographer Paul Marcellini grew up just 20 miles from the Everglades, a national park that was once considered a swamp full of muck and alligators. But the area has drawn the attention of top-notch photographers who have brought its beauty, uniqueness and fragility to the public eye. Marcellini is one of these photographers and his images of the park have gained international recognition.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/florida-photographer-captures-stunning-beauty-everglades

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! Visit Our Store

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 27, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 27, 2018

Good Morning!

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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Sunshine trying hard awhile
On the bare brown fields to smile;
Frozen ruts and slippery walks;
Gray old crops of last year’s stalks.
Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813-90

almanac.com

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Mind Body Green: How To Take Your Meditation Outdoors

It wasn’t until late in my life that I realized the power and influence of meditative movement on cultivating a healthy mindset. Perhaps it was just ignorance, or maybe I just was not ready. The prevailing philosophy, which works for many, is to sit down and meditate. As a self-classified Type A personality, calming my mind and focus has never come very easily, so adjusting to the silence and physical inactivity required for meditation proved ineffective.

Read more…………………

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Beliefnet: 6 Powerful Forgiveness Tips

Science is backing up the power of forgiveness. Researchers have found when we forgive anxiety is reduced, the immune system is stronger, and there was an increase of energy. The Stanford University Forgiveness Project found that people who practice forgiveness for minor offenses saw a boost in their cardiovascular health. It’s not easy to forgive, even though we know it’s for our own good. Experts say we need to practice forgiveness to master the challenge. Try these six ideas.
Read more………………….

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Spiritual Unite: These Are The Five Best Crystals For Empaths

Best crystals for empaths: As empaths, we need tools in our arsenal to deal with the extreme emotional fluctuations and invasions. We fight on a daily basis and one vital part of that arsenal is crystal healing. Best Crystals For Empaths But what are the best crystals for empaths? We’re going to do a rundown of the best crystals for

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A Bountiful Moment

I would rather attempt to do something great and fail than attempt to do nothing and succeed.  ~Robert H. Schuller

Daily Thought: Getting caught in the mediocrity of life is easy. There is no effort or reward to just waking and living and allowing the day to drive your actions and reactions. Personal well-being occurs when you have set goals and become determined to achieve what you believe to be your right course. Maintain your actions by remembering that your goals are important to achieve. That by you getting better everyone and everything around you will grow too.

Daily Practice: Recommit to the goals you have set and begun to achieve. Do not allow a moment of pause or distraction from others to derail what it is you have thought about, planned for, and begun to act on. Stay focused. Re-evaluate, re-establish, and re-commit. What do you need to do next to maintain the forward momentum that you have already started?

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Tonight and tomorrow  Moon and the Lion

Seen from around the world on March 27 and 28, 2018, the moon is moving through the constellation Leo the Lion, past the bright star Regulus, the Lion’s Heart. Read more…………………..

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Patheos-Pagan:  The Fool tells us to “Just Believe” 

Do you feel like giving up? Do you feel like you have bad mojo? Tarot Cards can give so much insight. Read on how the Fool card coupled with a little power of believing can change your life  Read more…………………

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Inner Journey: Questions That Aren’t Helpful

“We accept many notions because they seem to be the logical answers to our questions. But have we asked the right questions?”
— Harold L. Klawans

Sometimes we ask questions for which we really don’t want the answer! Nonetheless, when we ask a question, our subconscious minds will get to work to answer us.

Here are some examples of questions we want to avoid:
•What’s wrong with me?
•How long could this take?
•What could go wrong?
•How much trouble could it be?
•How hard could it be?

Asking questions can be empowering – as long as they’re smart questions!

“The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.”
— Anthony Jay

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What if you first got to decide how you’d like to feel – happy or sad, hurt or mad, approving or jealous – and then I had to go out and rearrange all the people and circumstances of your life to make it so?

You’d like that, huh?

You’d choose happy, eh?

Done.

Yeah, ‘mon,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Baked Crispy Tofu

This is a 3 ingredient recipe. It is a healthier alternative to frying tofu while still achieving the nice crispy texture!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Baked-Crispy-Tofu.html

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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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MNN: ‘Sex, Lies and Butterflies’: Documentary takes a high-def look at these extraordinary insects

They’re beautiful, they’re delicate, they’re imperiled. But butterflies are also highly sophisticated, tough and not above using deception and warfare to get ahead in this world.

Nearly 20,000 species of butterflies exist around the Earth, and with 50 million years of evolution under their belts, the diversity is simply jaw-dropping. So, it’s no wonder that PBS Nature is taking a very close look at the lives of these extraordinary insects.

Read more…………….

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 26, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 26, 2018

Good Morning, 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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Don’t say that spring has come until you can put your foot on nine daisies.

-unknown

almanac.com

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Mind Body Green: How Being Present In Your Grief Can Help You Move Beyond It

The fabric of humanity is made of many threads of emotional experience. One of those is grief. None of us are exempt from the grips of grief, and at some point on the journey of life, we’ll be faced with the death of a dear friend, parent, pet, spouse, or child. And actually, it’s this shared sense of grief that exists as the common denominator between human hearts. Grief penetrates the depths of our hearts, sinking into the recesses of our inner life. The path of mindfulness offers us a powerful way to turn toward our darkness to reignite our light for living.

 

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Beliefnet: 5 Ways to Remind Yourself to be Grateful Every Day

Cultivating a grateful mindset has been shown to have many benefits including lower stress levels, lower blood pressure, better sleep, lower likelihood of depression and a lower likelihood of contracting illnesses. Teaching yourself to have a thankful mindset, however, can seem like a daunting challenge. After all, there is no way it can be easy to change the way you look at the world, right?

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OM Times: Herbs for Sacred Cleansing and Clearing

Traditionally, herbs have been used for cleansing for centuries. These herbs can be utilized when dry, for creating a sense of purity, renewal and divine clearing!

Simply light a bit of one of these herbs and waft the smoke around an area you wish to clear of unwanted scents, negative energy or to simply start a new day with.

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EarthSky News: Tonight Moon and faint Cancer

The constellation Cancer the Crab is the faintest constellation of the zodiac. Yet tonight’s bright moon can help you find it.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-and-cancer

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Patheos-Pagan: Building a Home Shrine

I spent the weekend building a home shrine. All this time and I’ve never really had one, at least not intentionally. There are plenty of sacred spaces in the house, don’t get me wrong. I have special tabletops and shelves that tend to accumulate meaningful objects, and I have a working altar in my bedroom. Our coven’s altar is erected fresh every time we have circle. I also maintain an altar to Freya, so it’s not that I’m necessarily lacking in sacred space.

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Inner Journey: Imagine Your ideal Future

“Your imagination is your preview to life’s coming attractions.”
— Albert Einstein

If you were to create an ideal future for yourself, what would it be like?

All things that now exist in form were once simply ideas in consciousness. We each hold the power to manifest different circumstances for our lives. If we wish to manifest a new reality for ourselves, we need to consistently focus our imagination on the ideals we seek to realize.

Remember to explore your ideal in terms of qualities, not people or things. What qualities do you most want in life? Freedom? Respect? Playfulness? Abundance? Whatever qualities you seek, imagine experiencing them now and be open to new ways to discover those qualities appearing in your life.

“Change is created by those whose imaginations are bigger than their circumstances”
— Unknown source

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

When you don’t know what to do next sometimes it’s because you’ve already done more than you give yourself credit for.

Hey, you don’t want to make that mistake again, huh?

You rock,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chickpea, Sprout and Cucumber Salad

Here’s an easy way to get some healthy foods in you! It involves sprouting which can be fun.

Read more………….

thriftyfun.com

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, 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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Pioneer Thinking: Natural Easter Egg Dyes

There are so many possibilities in your kitchen to access natural colors for Easter Eggs. Spices, fruits, tea bags, coffee, frozen vegetables, and onions are all things you can use to naturally color your eggs. Clean coffee filters will hold the colored eggs until they are dry. Try the following recipes to create different colors.

https://pioneerthinking.com/natural-easter-egg-dyes

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MNN: Why ‘lazy’ lawn mowers are heroes for bees

There’s no shame in an unmowed lawn. Not only can wild yards and gardens look better than commonly believed, but cutting back on cutting grass can save significant time, energy and money. According to a new study, it could even help save bees.

Led by ecologist Susannah Lerman at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the U.S. Forest Service, the study examined how homeowners can boost bee habitat with their lawn-care habits. Mowing every other week seems to be the sweet spot.

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts!  Visit Our Store

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 23, 2018

CMB Flowers and Coffee

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 23, 2018

Good Morning, 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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For glad Spring has begun,
And to the ardent sun
The earth, long time so bleak,
Turns a frost-bitten cheek.

Celia Thaxter (1835-94)

almanac.com

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Spiritual Unite: Violet Aura Meaning And Life Path

Violet Aura Meaning: Are you wondering what the meaning of a violet aura is? Do you have a violet aura and want to know what personality traits and energy patterns this aura hue expresses? Then stick around. Auras are like a near-visual diagnostic for the invisible spiritual energies that flow within us. By looking at our aura and studying it,

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Beliefnet: 10 Ways to Turn a Bad Day Around
Not all days start off well, and some of them might end a little worse. Small, trivial things can trigger bad days like sleeping past the alarm, getting into a spat with your partner, or spilling mustard on your shirt. But you don’t need to stress if your day seems to be zapping your energy or making you unhappy or frustrated. Here are 10 simple things that can help you turn a bad day around.
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A Bountiful Moment:

Whatever happens to me today will prove to be a beautiful blessing.

Daily Thought: Going with the flow sometimes takes effort. We are all creatures of habit and have a need to control. We feel safe and comfortable when things stay the same. But going with the flow of the day can provide a view of opportunities that are present and missed. Don’t cloud your daily thinking with constant struggle to have things the same. Sometimes you need to take a step back, release control, and just let good things happen.

Daily Practice: Change your habits today. Do something that is out of your normal schedule. Go home from work a different way, skip watching the news or some other program that is a habit. While you are doing that look at all the new things that are different from the norm. Appreciate and enjoy them.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Find Vincent van Gogh’s Big Dipper

Here’s an easy astronomy lesson, from a master in the art of loving nature.

Just for fun …. You know this painting? It’s Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night over the Rhone, painted in September 1888 at Arles, France. See how it contains the famous asterism known as the Big Dipper? MoMALearning commented about van Gogh’s art

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Patheos-Pagan: Between Two Worlds: Standing at The Crossroads & Looking in All Directions

Sometimes we have to explore the past to move on towards the future.

These past few days, I’ve stood at the powerful center of the crossroads. My past was down one path, and my future another. I realized I had to explore the past to move on towards the future.

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Inner Journey: Why? Why? Why?
“As long as one keeps searching, the answers come.”
— Joan Baez

Asking ourselves ‘why?’ helps us delve deeply into our main motives — why we do what we do. This process helps us go deeper into our reasoning, habits and unconscious beliefs. Once we become aware of our underlying motives, we can choose to change them, if we wish.

Regularly ask yourself, ‘Why am I…?’ Listen closely for the answer that surfaces in your mind, and write it down. Now look at your answer and ask why again. Continue with this process to reach the true source of your motivation.

“Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else….”
— Archibald Alexander

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You know,  it’s only after umpteen lifetimes, a dramatic ascension into peak vibrational levels of light and awareness, and only after “the way” has been meticulously prepared and tests have been passed that a soul can even hope for the kind of life you’re now living.

You “hot dog.”

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cinnamon Oat Pancakes

The healthy goodness of oats and cinnamon join together to make these delicious pancakes

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cinnamon-Oat-Pancakes-1.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

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

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

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

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MNN: 10 Book towns where literature is alive and well

Hay-on-Wye

Hay-on-Wye was the original “book town.” Today it’s still filled with bookstores, many selling used materials and specializing in certain subjects. Some retailers have expanded to include antiques and collectibles on their shelves as well. The book town movement was started in the 1960s by Hay resident Richard Booth, who had the idea to promote his economically struggling town as a destination for book lovers and collectors.

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts!  Visit Our Store

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


					
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