Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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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December Quotes

“I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.

‘We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,’
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.”

Oliver Herford, I Heard a Bird Sing

gardendigest.com

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December Events 2022

Dec. 7 Full Moon at 8:08 pm PST/ 9:08 pm MST/ 11:08 pm EDT

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule and Sun enters Capricorn

Dec 23 New Moon at 2:16 am PST/ 3:16 am MST/ 5:16 am EST

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve & celtic Tree Month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

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How to celebrate Yule | Rituals & Pagan history of the winter solstice/ The witches’ cookery

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Spirituality & Health: Fall and Winter: The Seasons of Divine Feminine Energy
by Julie Peters

Learn how to embrace Divine Feminine energy this autumn and winter as the days grow long and cold.
When the weather turns colder and darker in the Northern Hemisphere, we enter moon season. This is a time when many of us find ourselves experiencing a moon that rises earlier in the evening and stays up later in the mornings as more darkness descends on our day. It’s also a season of darkness, death, and spirit work. All these aspects are in alignment with Divine Feminine energy.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Magical Recipes for Yule

By Patti Wigington
Updated on July 13, 2019


The holidays are a time when recipes are swapped and delicious meals are prepared, and Yule is no exception. A midwinter celebration that dates hundreds of years,

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MBG: How To End 2022 On A High Note, According To Astrologers

This Tuesday, December 6, nimble Mercury puts your mind on your money as it bounds into ambitious Capricorn for the rest of the year.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Create a Mistletoe Kissing Ball

Mistletoe has been used to decorate homes during Christmas for many, many years. There has been a long held tradition of kissing underneath mistletoe hanging from a door frame.

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Treehugger: After Months of Rehab, Golden Eagle Soars Free

Rehabbers unzipped the mesh door to the carrier and the golden eagle didn’t hesitate. He stepped out, pushed off powerfully on the grand, and began flapping his massive wings. Within seconds, he had soared off above the cliff and was out of sight.

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EarthSky News: Schedar shines brightly at the Queen’s heart

Cassiopeia the Queen, a constellation of bright stars in the northern hemisphere, is a well-loved fixture of fall and winter evening skies.

Also known as Alpha (α) Cassiopeiae, Schedar is its brightest star. And with the help of a star map, this orange-colored star is easy to find and is often used by stargazers to locate the Andromeda Galaxy.

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Patheos-Pagan: Last Full Moon of the Year – Finish Strong
DECEMBER 4, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


One of the first things I learned when I was starting out on this journey of Paganism and witchcraft is that magic works best when you work it in alignment with the phases of the moon. The waxing moon is for bringing things to you

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Pagan Playlist: Forest – Beautiful Fantasy Ambient Music – Deep Relaxation and Meditation

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Inner Journey:

LOVE LIFE AND YOURSELF

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
— Lao Tzu

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.

We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.

“It matters not Who you love, Where you love, Why you love, When you love, Or how you love, It matters only that you love.”
— John Lennon

“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?”
— Frank Scully

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

One of the most comforting thoughts of all is knowing that all roads lead “home.”

Even more comforting is understanding that you never left.

From all of us “back” home,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

Easy and yummy. Great for parties.

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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

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Daily Tarot: The Wheel of Fortune

Restlessness and boredom could slow you down and take you off on some unintended tangent. If you can’t break free of the usual routine today, do what’s necessary and perhaps schedule more delicate tasks for another time when it will be easier to be precise and attend to details. Know your own limits and if possible don’t take on something that will only frustrate you. If you must, start slow.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Friday, December 2, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Friday, December 2, 2022

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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December Quotes

“I was surprised my quilt and pillow were cold,
I see that now the window’s bright again.
Deep in the night, I know the snow is thick,
I sometimes hear the sound as bamboo snaps.”

BaiJuyi, Night Snow

gardendigest.com

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December Events 2022

Dec. 7 Full Moon at 8:08 pm PST/ 9:08 pm MST/ 11:08 pm EDT

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule and Sun enters Capricorn

Dec 23 New Moon at 2:16 am PST/ 3:16 am MST/ 5:16 am EST

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve & celtic Tree Month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

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Spirit Library: Cravings You Can’t Ignore
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

Perhaps you suspended your interests for decades; perhaps not. But you now have a need to function outside your expected norms. It is as if you have gifted yourself a magic wand to perform the miracles you longed for but did not allow yourself to have.

Read more….

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Yuletide Witches Bells – Witchy DIY Decor and Protection Magic – Magical Crafting

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Spirituality & Health: How to Strengthen Your Intuition Through the Lunar Cycle
by Mara Branscombe

Use these simple but powerful methods to attune yourself to the moon’s phases to develop stronger intuition.
Whether we are aware of it or not, we are all deeply connected to the moon’s 29.5-day cycle.

The human body is composed of approximately 60 percent water. Like the moon’s pull on the ocean tides, the moon similarly provides us with an ebb and flow of energy that can be observed if we take the time to notice it.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Magical Colors of the Yule Season

By Patti Wigington
Updated on May 01, 2019


When it comes to doing Yuletime magic, there’s a lot to be said for color correspondences. Look around you, and think about the colors of the season. Some of the most traditional seasonal colors have their roots in age-old customs, and can be adapted to suit your magical needs.

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MBG: December 2022 Monthly Horoscope: What Astrologers Want You To Know

Another calendar turn is upon us—and it feels like it happened so fast! But 2022 won’t go silently into the night. First of all, it’s Sagittarius season until December 21, which is a naturally jovial time once again.

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Pioneer Thinking: Velvet Apple Bubble Bath Recipe

Try this easy to make at home Velvet Apple bubble bath recipe.

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Treehugger: What to See in the Night Sky for December 2022
A close approach with Mars and dueling meteor showers cap off the year.

Santa’s sleigh isn’t even packed yet, but the December sky already has a few celestial gifts at the ready to close out 2022. So warm your gloves by the fire, heat the hot chocolate, and bundle up for a month of spectacular meteor showers, stargazing, a close encounter with Mars, and the winter solstice.

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Patheos-Pagan: December Magick: 7 Herbs for the Season
NOVEMBER 30, 2022 BY CHARLOTTE WILDE

The magic of December is upon us.

If we haven’t already, we may be preparing to pick out a Yule tree to decorate or beginning to spruce up our abodes with foliage for the season.

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Pagan Playlist: Dawning – A Tergo Lupi – Instrumental Dark Folk (Tagelharpa & Ritual Drum)

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Inner Journey:

NATURAL VIBRATIONS

“I sing the body electric.”
— Walt Whitman

The water that makes up so much of our bodies is like oceann water. The salt crystals in this water vibrate at ever-changing frequencies. Our hearts are the emotional centers of our bodies, and they put out frequencies that are 10 times the power of thefrequencies of our brains.

When we are happy, we vibrate at a higher frequency than when we are angry or sad. Our emotions change the chemical composition of the water in our systems. That’s why happy tears taste different than tears of sadness.

Experiencing physical, emotional and mental stillness harmonizes the vibrational output of the body, heart and mind and we become stronger.

“The message we give our bodies — one of irritation or acceptance — is the message to which our bodies will answer.”
— Deb Shapiro

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Garlic Shrimp Pasta Bake

This shrimp casserole with noodles is quick and easy. With shrimp and pasta coated in a creamy herb sauce, this seafood pasta bake is a meal the whole family will love.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
December 2, 2022

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Devil
Some days you just want to be self-indulgent, and today is one of those days. Put those feelings on the back burner while at work or out in public. After the serious part of the day is over, the danger actually increases for you. Don’t overindulge and make yourself sick or regretful. Sometimes too much of a good thing is too much, and you want to start tomorrow feeling good.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, December 1, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, December 1, 2022

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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December Quotes

“In the bleak mid-winter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter,
Long ago.”

Christmas Carol

gardendigest.com

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December Events 2022

Dec. 7 Full Moon at 8:08 pm PST/ 9:08 pm MST/ 11:08 pm EDT

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule and Sun enters Capricorn

Dec 23 New Moon at 2:16 am PST/ 3:16 am MST/ 5:16 am EST

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve & celtic Tree Month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

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Spirit Library: December 2022 Ascension Energies – Collective Self
Jamye Price

The accompanying video to this article can be found here.

Blessed Being, as your year winds down your energy phases into an internal focus in many ways. Things come a little closer, they become more magnified.

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Preparing for Winter 🌲 Yule, DIYs, Forest Home Makeover/ Alwyn Oak

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Spirituality & Health: Lunar Medicine for the Masculine
An Excerpt from The Flowering Wand
by Sophie Strand

Explore how men can align themselves with lunar cycles to experience more connection with nature and the divine.


Masculinity is lunar. Gender is lunar. Sexuality is lunar. Landscape is lunar. Bodies, liquid in a flesh silhouette, are tides of lunacy, constantly shifting their internal shorelines. To be lunar means to change—to be full and ripe one night, and tired and reclusive another.

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December Birthstone
The December birthstone is Blue Topaz.

December Birthstone : Blue Topaz

Birthstone Color: Blue
december birthstoneAs cool and inviting as a blue lake on a blistering summer day, December’s birthstone is derived from the Sanskrit word “tapas,” meaning fire. This is because Blue Topaz was considered by ancient civilizations to have cooling properties. Not only was it believed to cool boiling water when thrown into the pot, but to calm hot tempers as well! This gemstone was credited with many other healing powers, among them the ability to cure insanity, asthma, weak vision and insomnia. The Blue Topaz was even thought to have magical properties in its ability to make its wearer invisible in a threatening situation.

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Learn Religions: How to Make a Witch Bottle
A Centuries-Old Protective Magical Tool

By Patti Wigington
Updated on February 04, 2019


A witch bottle is a magical tool that has been reported in use for centuries. In early times, the bottle was designed as a way to protect oneself from malicious witchcraft and sorcery.

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December Birth Flower: Narcissus
NOVEMBER 17, 2018 | BY FTD FRESH

The narcissus is the December birth flower and symbolizes good wishes, faithfulness and respect. The narcissus can often be confused with the daffodil, the birth flower for March, which is a type of narcissus. Although most narcissus flowers are spring flowers, there are several species that bloom in the winter, such as the paperwhite narcissus — making it appropriate as the birth flower for December.

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Exemplore:Six Interpretations of Water as a Dream Symbol
MADAILEIN AISLING IRELANDMAY 18, 2022

What Water Means in Dreams
Water is a frequent symbolic guest star in our dreams. Deciphering its meaning is predicated not only on the how the water appears, but what form it takes.

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Treehugger: How to Make a Low-Waste Gift Basket
Create a sustainable gift basket that’s festive and low-waste.
By Olivia Young

Published November 9, 2022

Gift baskets get a bad rap. Many are packed haphazardly with stale snacks or impersonal items the recipient won’t use or doesn’t want. They’re perceived as cheap and cheesy—as in corny, in addition to sometimes containing cheese.

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EarthSky News: The moon and Jupiter pair up on December 1

The moon and Jupiter brighten the night
Look for the waxing gibbous moon after sunset on December 1, 2022. The bright “star” near it is the planet Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. Other than the moon, Jupiter is the brightest object in the southern sky this month. Jupiter reached opposition on September 26. And the king of planets is up all evening and sets around midnight.

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Patheos-Pagan: Winter Magick
DECEMBER 1, 2019 BY ALURA ROSE

Winter Magick
With the Solstice officially here at the end of the month, it seems that now would be a wonderful time to talk about “Winter Magick.” Not to mention that the lovely forecast this brisk, cold morning here in New England

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Pagan Playlist: Sacred – Soothing Meditative Ambient Music – Deep Relaxation and Healing

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Inner Journey:

TRYING TOO HARD?

“Thinking about interior peace destroys interior peace. The patient who constantly feels his pulse is not getting any better.”
— Hubert van Zeller

Are you trying too hard to be good, to be perfect, to be spiritual?

‘Trying too hard’ is an expression of fear. If you can replace the fear with faith that everything always serves our highest good, your confidence and peace of mind will serve your aspirations.

“So many people work so hard, to achieve, attain, accumulate and cherish their fortunes. How many of us blissfully fill our days and nights being the Divine expression we are? This is the meaning of life. It is to be.As a result, all of your creations are a natural outflow from the Divine within your being. This is the joy of life.”
— Barbara Rose

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

To touch someone with kindness, is to change someone forever.

Heavy, huh? That’s nothing.

Because for everyone you touch, you also reach everyone they will ever know. And everyone they will ever know. And everyone they will ever know. And so, for the rest of all time, your kindness will be felt, in waves that will spread, long after you move on.

Muchas gracias,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Green Beans with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Fresh green beans are served with a creamy mushroom sauce and crumbled goat cheese in this easy side dish recipe.

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December Correspondences

Nature Spirits: Snow Faeries; Storm Faeries & Winter Tree Faeries
Herbs: Holly; English Ivy; Fir & Mistletoe
Colours: Blood Red; White & Black
Flowers: Holly; Poinsettia & Christmas Cactus
Scents: Violet; Patchouli; Rose Geranium; Frankincense; Myrrh & Lilac
Stones: Aerpentine; Jacinth & Peridot
Trees: Pine; Fir & Holly
Animals: Mouse; Deer; Horse & Bear
Birds: Rook; Robin & Snowy Owl
Deities: Hathor; Hecate; Neith; Athene; Minerva; Ixchel; Osiris; Norns & The Fates
Power Flow: Death & Rebirth; Darkness; Personal Alchemy; Spiritual Paths. Reach out to friends, family and those in need.

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Daily Tarot: The Magician
You might be set up to be the smart one and solve a problem or two for someone else. While it might be your idea of fun to perform and be clever, try to keep things simple, especially if this is a work-related issue. It will cost you little or no effort and win you a lot of admiration, and maybe some monetary reward later.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, November 28, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, November 28, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods.”

William Allingham

gardendigest.com

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 6 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 8 Full Beaver Moon 3:02 am PST/ 4:02 am MST/ 6:02 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 23 New Moon at 2:57 pm PST/ 3:57 pm MST/ 5:57 pm EST

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Pioneer Thinking: Citrus Blooms Body Splash Recipe

You will love this refreshing fruity citrus scented body splash. This easy to make recipe is sure to be your summertime favorite.

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Revisiting the Basics of Sigil Magic/ Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Learn Religions: Make Your Own Besom

By Patti Wigington
Updated on September 26, 2018


The besom is the traditional witch’s broom. It’s associated with all kinds of legend and folklore, including the popular notion that witches fly around in the night on a broomstick.

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MBG: A 5-Month Retrograde Finally Ends This Week: What It Means For You

There will be some combative transits this week, but the end of Neptune retrograde should put us more at ease. Here’s your horoscope from the AstroTwins.

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Moody Moons Blog: Love Spell Powder Recipe

Love spell powder is an easy DIY recipe and a perfect addition to spells for drawing a little romance into your life.

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Treehugger: 10 of the Best Plants to Give as Gifts

Choosing a gift that will stand the test of time is always a challenge, but giving plants is one way to try. Knowing your recipient is perhaps the most important part of choosing a houseplant as a gift.

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EarthSky News: Moon near Saturn November 28 and 29

Moon near Saturn on November 28 and 29
A bright waxing crescent moon passes by Saturn on the evenings of November 28 and 29, 2022. The waxing crescent moon is up as darkness falls. It appears almost half-lighted, since the first quarter moon is on November 30, 2022.

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Patheos-Pagan: Elemental Tools
NOVEMBER 25, 2022 BY TONY MIERZWICKI

Elemental Tools: Should the attributions for air and fire be reversed?

The four Elemental Tools are used by magicians, wiccans and witches to work with the Four Alchemical Elements: Earth, Water, Air and Fire. The attribution of tools to the first two elements appears to be agreed upon universally:

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Pagan Playlist: Ulvesang — The Hunt [Full Album]

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Inner Journey:

CREATE SPACE

“All this talk and turmoil and noise and movement and desire is outside of the veil; within the veil is silence and calm and rest.”
— Bayazid al-Bistami

We need to create space if we desire to change and grow. Only in emptiness can meaning, intuitive guidance and truth arise.

Give yourself space by spending time in nature, taking an hour or day off, enjoying quiet moments for reflection. Take time to smell the roses. Breathe in the wonder of life and its bounty. Open so your deeper awareness and imagination can percolate through mundane thoughts and activities. Let go of both resistance and force to allow yourself to connect more deeply to life.

“I do only want to advise you to keep growing quietly and seriously throughout your whole development; you cannot disturb it more rudely than by looking outward and expecting from outside replies to questions that only your inmost feeling in your most hushed hour can perhaps answer.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke

“I am glad that so much movement happens in this stillness.”
— Richard Land

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Every life is heroic.

And yours has certainly been no exception.

With deep gratitude from the bleachers,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cranberry Sauce Muffins

Leftover cranberry sauce is obviously great on turkey sandwiches, and it’s even delicious warmed up and spooned over ice cream or pancakes, but have you tried it in muffins? This easy recipe for cranberry muffins uses a cup of your smooth or chunky leftover cranberry sauce. The batter comes together in minutes and the moist, sweet muffins are perfect for a post-Thanksgiving breakfast or snack

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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

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Daily Tarot: Justice

You may be dealing with people who feel inferior or weaker than you, so take care to not run over anyone. Equally, they do not have to serve as an excuse for you to go slower or do less than you know is necessary. Be firm but not too firm, determined but not too determined. Get a lot of good work done.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday, November 23, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“A sun-drenched sky
on windy autumn day;
out across open fields
passing clouds make shadow play.

Silent beauty in multi-hues
but ominous in a sense;
for though today be delightful
darkness soon gains precedence.

Ray, Psychology of Seasons

gardendigest.com

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 6 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 8 Full Beaver Moon 3:02 am PST/ 4:02 am MST/ 6:02 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 23 New Moon at 2:57 pm PST/ 3:57 pm MST/ 5:57 pm EST

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Pioneer Thinking: Peace, Cologne Recipe

Combats fatigue due to stress, tension and anxiety.

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Clearing Creative Blockages: Spell Walkthrough/ Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Spirituality & Health: The Spiritual Benefits of Journaling
by Martin Thielen

Feel relaxed and connected after spending time writing down your thoughts and feelings? You have unknowingly tapped into the spiritual benefits of journaling.

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Learn Religions: How to Cleanse or Purify a Sacred Space

By Patti Wigington
Updated on March 31, 2018


In many magical traditions, it is considered important to purify or cleanse a space before any sort of ritual can take place. There are several different ways of doing this, and how you do it will depend in part upon the rules or guidelines of your tradition.

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MBG: The Spiritual Meaning Of Crows + What To Do If They Keep Appearing To You

Have you been noticing crows? This bird may be sending you messages about spiritual law, upcoming changes, or even death. Here’s what to know about the crow’s spiritual meaning and what this bird may symbolize if it keeps appearing in your dreams or daily life.

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Exemplore: Witchcraft: Boost Your Spells With Switchwords
BEV GAUG 3, 2022

What Is a Switchword?
Switchwords are a very simple concept. They are based on the work of a man called James T. Mangan. As a businessman and motivational author, Mangan was a perpetual student of life and knew how to win it. He concluded that there were certain principles that, if followed, would inevitably lead to a happy and fulfilling life.

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Treehugger: Fish Look Down When They Swim, Study Finds
It keeps them from being swept away in the current.

When you’re worried about stumbling, you look down at your feet when you walk. Similarly, fish look down when they swim, a new study finds.

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EarthSky News: Comets are icy balls of gas and dust

What are comets?
Comets are icy balls of gas, dust and rock that orbit the sun. Astronomers believe most comets are leftovers from the formation of the sun and planets. Comets come from the farthest reaches of the solar system, including the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud.

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Patheos-Pagan: The 5 Real Reasons Your Spells Didn’t Work
NOVEMBER 20, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT

Last week I came across an Instagram post from someone trying to explain “why your manifesting isn’t working.” Now, the word “manifesting” is a red flag for me. It usually indicates someone has bought into the Law of Attraction and believe that “intention is everything.”

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Pagan Playlist: SKÁLD – Troll Kalla Mik (Official Music Video)

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Inner Journey:

TIME TO CHANGE?

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Yes, you can have whatever you want. ANYTHING you can imagine. You name it. It’s yours. Done deal.

You just have to go get it, once you’re done imagining it. K?

I’ll help,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 15 Easy Thanksgiving Desserts for a Crowd

Whether you’re hosting a big crew for Thanksgiving, have been assigned the dessert course for the holiday potluck or are dropping off sweet treats on the doorstep of friends and family for a safely-distant

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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 Tarot: Temperance

A little emotional distance is called for to keep things peaceful and working smoothly. You may be very sentimental or attached to certain issues or other people’s opinions of you but don’t let this rule how the day goes. Don’t let anyone casually or ignorantly hurt your feelings. They may not even know what they’re doing. Stay functional and keep your emotional guards up

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday, November 22, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“Besides the autumn poets sing,
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the haze.

A few incisive mornings,
A few ascetic eves, –
Gone Mr. Bryant’s golden-rod,
And Mr. Thomson’s sheaves.”

Emily Dickinson, Nature: XLIX

gardendigest.com

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 6 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 8 Full Beaver Moon 3:02 am PST/ 4:02 am MST/ 6:02 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 23 New Moon at 2:57 pm PST/ 3:57 pm MST/ 5:57 pm EST

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF JEWELRY BREAKING – WHY YOU SHOULD PAY ATTENTION
Susan Brunton

You may be wondering what is the meaning of jewelry breaking?

Not only is it frustrating when your beautiful necklace snaps or your favorite earrings go missing, but it can also feel like a sign from the universe

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Review of “The Book of Séances” by Claire Goodchild / The Witch of Wanderlust

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Spirituality & Health: Lessons From the Animals of Norse Mythology
by Patricia Lafayllve

Explore what the animals of Norse mythology have to teach us about the gods, the modern world, and the ancient world.
Norse mythology is full of many kinds of beings, from gods and goddesses to trolls, dwarves, elves, and giants. Among the many human-like beings in the Norse mythos, there are also many references to animal beings, several of which are associated with deities.

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Learn Religions: Purple Dead Nettle

By Patti Wigington
Updated on March 25, 2019


Like many of the herbs that we can use in magic, purple dead nettle is, for all intents and purposes, a weed. It will take over a spring garden in no time at all, spreading with wild abandon through your yard.

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MBG: 5 Ways To Figure Out Who You Were In A Past Life — In Case You’re Curious

From karmic ties to soul contracts to sheer curiosity, there are plenty of reasons you might want to know who you were in a past life. But how can you begin to find out?

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Exemplore: Magical Spells for Protecting and Connecting With Animals
NELL ROSEJUN 28, 2022

The Link Between Magic and Spirituality
I have been interested in Witchcraft ever since I was a child. In fact, I think I was born with a bell, book and candle in my hand. Witchcraft, or Wicca, is a form of Paganism. But what does that mean? Today, one of the definitions of what it means to be a Pagan is to be a lover of Nature.

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Treehugger: ‘The Open-Air Life’ Will Teach You the Nordic Art of Friluftsliv
Swedish-American author Linda Åkeson McGurk explains why and how to spend more time outside each day.

Swedish-American author Linda Åkeson McGurk is back with another great book on the benefits of spending time outside. “The Open-Air Life: Discover the Nordic Art of Friluftsliv and Embrace Nature Every Day” takes a deep dive into the Scandinavian custom of daily exposure to the outdoors—time, location, and weather notwithstanding.

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EarthSky News: Gegenschein is the glow of interplanetary dust

The sun’s counterglow – or gegenschein – is a stargazers’ holy grail. Every amateur astronomer has heard of it. But only a few of them have ever seen it. And fewer still have captured an image of this dim and ghostlike apparition. As a fellow observer put it:

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Patheos-Pagan: Hoodoo How We Do: Devil’s Shoestring Root
NOVEMBER 19, 2022 BY LILITH DORSEY

Devil’s shoestring root is probably one of the most common ingredients in the Hoodoo arsenal. Named because it was said to trip up the devil so he couldn’t chase after you, it is botanically referred to as Nolina lindheimeriana and is part of the lily family.

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Pagan Playlist: Music For The Mountains – Magical Adventure Playlist

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Inner Journey:

DREAM!

“The most pathetic person in the world is the person who has sight, but no vision.”
— Helen Keller

What’s the big picture for your life? Always have a larger, purposeful, even spiritually ideal picture of where you are going. Your mind needs to have a clear and challenging vision to draw you ever upwards.

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and follow where they lead.”
— Louisa May Alcott

“The only limits are, as always, those of vision.”
— James Broughton

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You know, if it wasn’t for the fact that everyone can think as they please and feel as they choose, with a lifetime of back-to-back manifestation stories, I, too, might even think that life was hard, short, and unfair, instead of easy, breezy, Parcheesi.

Empirically yours,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Holiday ONLY Mashed Potatoes

These mashed potatoes are too fattening to have on a regular basis. I only make these on holidays, and everyone wonders what’s in them that’s makes them so rich…

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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 Tarot: The Devil

Some days you just want to be self-indulgent, and today is one of those days. Put those feelings on the back burner while at work or out in public. After the serious part of the day is over, the danger actually increases for you. Don’t overindulge and make yourself sick or regretful. Sometimes too much of a good thing is too much, and you want to start tomorrow feeling good.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, November 21, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, November 21, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year,
Of wailing winds, and naked woods, and meadows brown and sear.”

William Cullen Bryant

gardendigest.com

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 6 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 8 Full Beaver Moon 3:02 am PST/ 4:02 am MST/ 6:02 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 23 New Moon at 2:57 pm PST/ 3:57 pm MST/ 5:57 pm EST

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Spiritual Unite: LIME IN WATER FOR NEGATIVE ENERGY – EASY TO DO PROTECTIVE AURA
Susan Brunton

There are many ways of clearing negative energy from your aura and your home. One of the most popular methods is using lime in water.

Read more….

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The Magick of Elder/ The Green Witch

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Spirituality & Health: Inside Everything
by Mark Nepo

“The challenge for each of us is to enter life beyond our argument with an open heart and to meet trouble and help without preference.”
The humbling mystery inherent in all attempts at writing is that the words are like the dirt you dig out of a hole.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Being Grateful
What the Buddha Taught About Gratitude

By Barbara O’Brien
Updated on February 18, 2019


Often we’re told to remember to be grateful for blessings or good fortune. But Buddhism teaches us to be grateful, period. Gratitude is to be cultivated as a habit or attitude of mind not dependent on conditions.In the quote below,

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MBG: Life-Changing Lessons Are In The Air This Week, Astrologers Predict

Is there unity in your community? That’s a big question to ask this week, according to the AstroTwins’ horoscope.

This Tuesday, December 22, the Sun bursts into horizon- broadening Sagittarius for a month, celebrating the differences that make us all dynamic.

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Exemplore: Cast Spells the Easy Way: Written Spells
BEV GAUG 2, 2022

As witches, one problem we may encounter is getting some privacy in order to work a spell and/or ritual. It’s difficult when you are living with other people to burn candles and incense, not to mention chanting and moving around. What’s a witch to do?

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Treehugger: Quirky, Hoarding Woodpeckers Star in Documentary
They drill thousands of acorns into trees to save them for winter.

Acorn woodpeckers are hoarders. These quirky red-capped birds collect loads of nutritious acorns and then wedge them into trees, tattooing them with their beaks into holes they create. They guard their stash and rely on the nuts to keep them fed throughout the winter.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon and Spica on November 20 and 21

Moon and Spica
The old waning crescent moon can guide you to the bright star Spica on the mornings of November 20 and 21, 2022. A good time to look is roughly an hour before sunrise.

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Patheos-Pagan: Finnish Winter Festivals
NOVEMBER 17, 2022 BY NIINA NISKANEN

In pre-Christian Finland, celebrations were connected to the land and the wheel of the year was filled with celebrational days to honour the spirits of the earth and the land. In the Middle Ages, these spirits were renamed after Catholic saints but in many cases

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Pagan Playlist: Forest Elf Music – Ancient Elf Village (Day & Night)

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Inner Journey:

FOLLOW YOUR OWN PATH

“Life is complex. Each one of us must make his own path through life. There are no self-help manuals, no formulas, no easy answers. The right road for one is the wrong road for another … The journey of life is not paved in blacktop; it is not brightly lit, and it has no road signs. It is a rocky path through the wilderness.”
— M. Scott Peck

We each have our own pathways to develop both personally and spiritually. They are based on our character and past experiences. No one else can identify our paths for us. Tune in to your inner guidance system and follow its direction.

“What every man needs, regardless of his job or the kind of work he is doing, is a vision of what his place is and may be. He needs an objective and a purpose. He needs a feeling and a belief that he has some worthwhile thing to do. What this is no one can tell him. It must be his own creation.”
— Joseph M. Dodge

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Quantum Physics 101:

101.1 The present is defined by a confluence of your thoughts, inspired or regulated by your beliefs.

101.2 Your beliefs can be changed, upgraded, or banished by choosing new thoughts.

101.3 The future becomes the present when your expectations evolve.

101.4 Time measures how much effort you require to change your thoughts.

101.5 Space shows exactly what you’re now thinking.

101.6 And therein we find the unifying equation of every reality: Thoughts Become Things (TBT). Which is all you really need to know.

TBT,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Fresh cranberry sauce is a must for your Thanksgiving dinner. Made with just 3 ingredients, this easy cranberry sauce is perfect alongside turkey but it can also be used as filling for cranberry and cream cheese tarts or a tasty topping on bagels, cornbread, or cheesecake.

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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: Judgement

You can secure an important victory and achieve a long-held aspiration today. This obviously is not an overnight achievement but probably something you’ve been intermittently pursuing for a long time. Some dreams refuse to die, and this may be the day for one of those dreams to begin to see the light of day in the real world. Be heartened and don’t let up now.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Friday, November 18, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Friday, November 18, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“Pleasures lie thickest where no pleasures seem:
There’s not a leaf that falls upon the ground
But holds some joy of silence or of sound,
Some spirits begotten of a summer dream.”

Laman Blanchard

gardendigest.com

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 6 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 8 Full Beaver Moon 3:02 am PST/ 4:02 am MST/ 6:02 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 23 New Moon at 2:57 pm PST/ 3:57 pm MST/ 5:57 pm EST

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Spirit Library: Spirit Guides: Hard at Work or Hardly Working?
Pepper Lewis


(Q) Why would any being who has evolved beyond the 3D human plane want to be a spirit guide for someone on earth? If it were me, I’d run as far as I could in the opposite direction.

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How a Kitchen Witch prepares for winter | Healing potions | cozy kitchen witch tips

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Spirituality & Health: How to Use Alchemy to Transform Anxiety
by Keri Mangis

Learn how to use the practice of emotional alchemy to turn your fight-or-flight response into conquerable anxiety.
Anyone who experiences anxiety, whether chronically or occasionally, has probably received some of the same tired and ultimately ineffective advice:

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Moody Moons Blog: How to Channel Negative Energy Into Positive Magic

Don’t fight negative energy! Learn to use it as a potent source of power to fuel positive changes in your life.

When it comes to icky vibes, it’s easy to let them drag you into self-destructive behavior.

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MBG: What It Means If You Have A Gold Aura + How To Thrive With It

Auras are thought to be the unseen energetic field around all living things, and they can manifest as a particular color depending on your emotional state.

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Exemplore: Five Crystals Associated With the Water Element
CLAIREAUG 3, 2022

Water Element Crystals
In crystal healing, the term “element” refers to the natural elements of earth, wind, fire, air and spirit. Each variety of crystal is associated with an element that matches its individual properties and energy

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Treehugger: Freshwater Biome: Types, Plants, and Wildlife
Fostering Everything From Water Lilies to Manatees Across the World

Of the two major aquatic environments, the freshwater biome is often overshadowed by its marine counterpart, Earth’s largest and home to some of the weirdest, most wonderful wildlife on the planet. But don’t count out the rivers and streams of the world just yet.

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EarthSky News: Moon and Spica on November 20 and 21

Moon and Spica
The old waning crescent moon can guide you to the bright star Spica on the mornings of November 20 and 21, 2022. A good time to look is roughly an hour before sunrise.

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Patheos-Pagan: Working spells with Earth Magic
JANUARY 5, 2021 BY RACHEL PATTERSON

Several types of magic lend themselves to working with the earth element.

Burying
Perhaps an obvious one. Burying your petitions in soil is perfect. Burying spells at crossroads is also very traditional. Spell remnants can also be buried. Just be mindful to only bury biodegradable items.

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Pagan Playlist: Arno Kilhoffer – Brian Boru’s March (featuring Marina Lys)

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Inner Journey:

COMPASSION

“What I want in my life is compassion, a flow between myself and others based on a mutual giving from the heart.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg


“The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.”
— Thomas Merton


“When we experience the pain of another person, we instinctively want to take away that pain. But by taking away the other person’s pain, we also take away his or her opportunity to grow. To be truly compassionate, we must be able to share another person’s suffering and pain — knowing there is nothing we can do to relieve it and that we are not responsible for it, and yet knowing and understanding what that pain feels like.”
— John Gray

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Embrace criticism… whether from the wise or from fools.

Never have words been uttered that didn’t have meaning to those who’ve heard them.

How’s that for stopping you in your tracks?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sweet Potato Crunch

This sweet potato crunch is a fun and yummy dish for Thanksgiving. People who don’t eat sweet potatoes usually love it!

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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

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

It’s important to stick with the plan already in place and be loyal to those who are already committed to you. You’re not so much part of a team as you are the leader of a group of people who will do what you ask of them if you only treat them properly and look after their needs, especially the tiny personal ones.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, November 17, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, November 17, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“How cold it is! Even the lights are cold;
They have put shawls of fog around them, see!
What if the air should grow so dimly white
That we would lose our way along the paths
Made new by walls of moving mist receding
The more we follow. . . . What a silver night!
That was our bench the time you said to me
The long new poem — but how different now,
How eerie with the curtain of the fog
Making it strange to all the friendly trees!”

Sara Teasdale, A November Night

gardendigest.com

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 6 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 8 Full Beaver Moon 3:02 am PST/ 4:02 am MST/ 6:02 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 23 New Moon at 2:57 pm PST/ 3:57 pm MST/ 5:57 pm EST

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Spirit Library: Your New Home
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

You have transitioned beyond 3D. Indicators of that are your new interests and needs. That which once was interesting or acceptable is likely no longer. And that which was seemingly impossible or difficult is becoming your norm.

Read more….

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Revisiting the Basics of Sigil Magic/ Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Spirituality & Health: 4 Practices to Transform Holiday Stress
by Adrienne van der Valk

Use these mindful methods to prepare for the holiday season with greater ease and less anxiety.


The winter holidays are right around the corner. Whether Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or New Year’s hold meaning for you or not, if you live in North America, you will inevitably absorb the energy of these holidays.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Sunburn Skin Treatment and Sunburn Remedy

Sunburn Symptoms
Sunburn is also similar to sun poisoning. In medical terms it’s known as photodermatitis which is a allergic reaction by your skin to overexposure to the sun.

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MBG: Are You Practicing Spiritual Materialism? Warning Signs + How To Keep It Real

Spirituality wasn’t always so accessible. Once upon a time, it was reserved for the mystics, monks, and ascetics of the world. Accessing teachings required long treks, grueling initiations, or even a certain bloodline.

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Exemplore: Naked in a Dream: What Nudity Symbolizes in Dreams
MADAILEIN AISLING IRELANDMAY 14, 2022

What Does Being Naked in a Dream Mean?
Sooner or later, most dreamers will find themselves nude in a dream.

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Treehugger: 10 Bioluminescent Mushrooms That Glow in the Dark
As if fungi could get any cooler with their bizarre shapes, colors, and quirks, some can even glow in the dark.

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EarthSky News: Meteors in moonlight: 6 tips for 2022’s Leonids

Moonlight will hinder the Leonids meteors in 2022
The peak morning for 2022’s Leonid meteor shower is November 18. But – unfortunately – this year a fat waning crescent moon, just one day past last quarter, will interfere. But that doesn’t mean you can’t watch the Leonids in 2022. Here’s how to minimize the moon and optimize the 2022 Leonids.

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Patheos-Pagan: Doorframe Spells For Protection, Love, Magic, & More
FEBRUARY 2, 2021 BY ASTREA TAYLOR

Most doorframes have a tiny ledge up high that’s perfect for hiding crystals and herbs. When your favorite magical correspondences are combined, elevated on a doorframe, and given an intention, they create a spell to give your doorframes extra special energy.

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Pagan Playlist: Gothic Fantasy Music – Ancient Nymphs | Dark, Tribal

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Inner Journey:

FOLLOW THROUGH AND COMPLETE

“Activity is not achievement. It is not enough to rush about beginning a lot of things and keeping busy. A well-spent life is one that rounds out what it has begun.”
— Eknath Easwaran

Intention and the words we speak are powerful. When we say we are going to do something, we set energy in motion. When we fail to act or complete our intention, we drain our energy. We lose our power.

We would be wise to choose our words carefully — to really mean what we say and to honour the commitments we have made.

“Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.”
— Joseph Joubert

“Good to begin well, better to end well.”
— English proverb

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You know,, if it wasn’t for the fact that everyone can think as they please and feel as they choose, with a lifetime of back-to-back manifestation stories, I, too, might even think that life was hard, short, and unfair, instead of easy, breezy, Parcheesi.

Empirically yours,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chicken and Rice Casserole I

I have been making this casserole for 25 years. It is fast and easy and great for working moms and dads.

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

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

Some days something blows up and there’s nothing you can do. It has nothing to do with you, actually; you just happen to be there. While today will probably be uneventful, you may feel emotionally vulnerable and find yourself imaging one worst case scenario after another. Consider these imaginings as drills or dress rehearsals and don’t let any of this unnerve you. You’re fine and will be fine no matter what.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday, November 16, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

All in November’s soaking mist
We stand and prune the naked tree,
While all our love and interest
Seem quenched in the blue-nosed misery.”

Ruth Pitter, 1897-1992, The Diehards, 1941

gardendigest.com

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 6 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 8 Full Beaver Moon 3:02 am PST/ 4:02 am MST/ 6:02 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 23 New Moon at 2:57 pm PST/ 3:57 pm MST/ 5:57 pm EST

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Pioneer Thinking: Wonderful Foaming Honey Foot Bath at Home

I imagine you can tell me at length about how tired your feet and legs get after your busy day. When’s the last time you got to treat yourself to a day at the spa?

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Autumn Apple Pie Bread | Full Recipe and Tips | Cozy Kitchen Witchery

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Spirituality & Health: The Dark Side of Gratitude
by Jasmine Bilali

While practicing gratitude can increase our wellbeing, sometimes we have to step beyond gratitude to find a better life. Learn how to navigate the dark side of gratitude.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: How to Hold a God/Goddess Healing Ritual
Honoring Pagan Deities Associated with Healing

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 25, 2019


This ritual is one which can be done on behalf of an ill friend or family member. They do not have to be present for you to do this ritual.

Read more….

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MBG: Are Taurus & Scorpio Actually Compatible? Here’s What To Know About This Zodiac Duo

When it comes to astrological compatibility, certain signs are known to be great matches, while others tend to experience some clashing. And when it comes to Taurus and Scorpio, it can be a tossup between opposites attracting

Read more….

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Exemplore: Animal, Insect, and Bird Omens and Their Meanings
NELL ROSEAUG 3, 2022
Nell has been an online writer for over eight years and is fascinated by the paranormal, including omens, time slips and the supernatural.

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EarthSky News: Leonid meteor shower: All you need to know in 2022

In 2022, the famous Leonid meteor shower will be washed by bright moonlight on the shower’s peak morning, November 18. Try watching from late night until the moon rises. You might also catch meteors in moonlight.

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Patheos-Pagan: Review of Nocturnal Witchcraft by Konstantinos

Nocturnal Witchcraft is aimed at the Nightkind – those who are drawn to the dark, the night, shadows, black clothes, as well as dark music, books and movies. Konstantinos presents a system culled from his own personal Book of Shadows which has obviously served him well.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Medieval Autumn Music – Embermount [2 Hour Version]

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Inner Journey:

LIFE AS A MIRROR

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
— C.G. Jung

We get clues about our unconscious programming if we watch our reactions, responses, feelings and thoughts about other people and events. Ask yourself: How do I judge or stereotype people? What pushes my buttons? What makes me angry or fearful or sad?

The outer incidents that trigger these reactions in me simply MIRROR my own nature. If I didn’t have beliefs around the issues that upset me, where would my reactions come from? If I didn’t have some internal reference, I wouldn’t react at all.

When outer events spark a reaction, we need to look inside to explore what’s going on.

“We discover in ourselves what others hide from us and we recognize in others what we hide from ourselves.”
— Vauvenargues

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Yes, you can have whatever you want. ANYTHING you can imagine. You name it. It’s yours. Done deal.

You just have to go get it, once you’re done imagining it. K?

I’ll help,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pumpkin Pie, Your Way
Ready to take your Thanksgiving pie to the next level? We challenged 5 of our favorite bakers to riff on our basic pumpkin pie recipe with just 5 additional ingredients. You’ll want to gobble, gobble them all up.

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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

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

It’s the perfect day to resolve to be happy about every and any thing. You may wake up with a smile that lasts all day long. No matter how you feel, know that people will look at you to be cheered up. This kind of happiness is cosmic and the best thing you can do today is appreciate it and find joy in all those little things that surround you.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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