Cat’s Morning Bits for March 31, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 31, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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April Events & Holidays
April 1 April Fools Day

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

April 12 Easter

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

April 22 Earth Day

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

April 23 Ramadan

April 24 Arbor Day

April 30 Walprgis Night

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

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Spirit Library: Integration (a message from Kate Spreckley)

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

Read more…..

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Spiritual Unite: Being Spiritual in a Human World

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

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Prayers for a Deceased Pet Dog

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

Read more….

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

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

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Frog

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

astrology.com

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

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

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Today’s DIY: Pocket-sized Altars

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Pioneer Thinking: Rosemary Herb Benefits Health in Many Ways

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

Read more…..

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

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Moon in Winter Circle March 30 and 31

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

Read more….

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

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

Read more…..

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Today’s Track: Earth My Body

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Inner Journey:

OPENING THE HEART

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

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

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

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

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

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

You’re on fire,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Kima

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

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
March 31, 2020 

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

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

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 30, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 30, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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April Events & Holidays

April 1 April Fools Day

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

April 12 Easter

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

April 22 Earth Day

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

April 23 Ramadan

April 24 Arbor Day

April 30 Walprgis Night

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And time remembered is grief forgotten,
And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,
And in green underwood and cover
Blossom by blossom the spring begins.
-Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909)

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Spirit Library: The Truth May Hurt

This is a time of purification, regeneration, cleansing and rebirth as the intensity of the energy we are working with increases dramatically. The pressure is building impacting us on every level of our being. There is no turning back now and our transformation is no longer a choice.

Read more….

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Spiritual Unite:  Twin Flame HealingTwin Flame Crystals – Top 7 List

Use these powerful Twin Flame crystals to help strengthen your love connection.

Crystal healing has grown in popularity in recent years due to the increase in enlightened thought around the globe

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Consecrated Water for Ritual

In many Pagan traditions—as in other religions—water is considered a sacred and holy item. The Christian church does not have a monopoly on the phrase “holy water,” and many Pagans include it as a part of their magical tool collection.

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MBG: An Illuminating Astro Event Is Coming — For The First Time Since 1771

Come together now! But…how? That global challenge is worth taking on this Monday, March 30, as make-it-happen Mars zooms into collaborative, innovative Aquarius for the first time since May 2018

Read more…

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Daily Dream Meaning: Ocean

1. Life.
2. One of the few universal symbols.
3. An active ocean, teeming with life, with high waves and crashing surf, implies that life will soon become much busier. A calm ocean: A peaceful life. A stormy sea: Trouble ahead. The need to be prepared.
Astrological parallel: Cancer.
Tarot parallel: The suit of cups.

astrology.com

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Karma Tube: What an Insect Can Teach Us About Adapting to Stress
In this short animated film, “The Locust Mystery,” learn how the gentle harmless grasshopper and the devouring devastating locust are actually the same creature. And how we, also, have many differing “selves” that emerge under various circumstances.

Watch now……

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Today’s DIY: Witch Crafts | Create Your Own Sigil Candle for Candlemagick

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Elephant Journal: Calling all Introverts & Extroverts: 5 ways to Survive this Quarantine.

Right now, our world is hurting and in turmoil—panic and fear is the overriding emotion for many, caused by an overload of overwhelming information and uncertainty.

Read more…..

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MNN: Horses express emotion through sound
Whinnies and snorts can convey a wide array of feelings.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Moon in Winter Circle March 30 and 31

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

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Living the Liminal: Staying the Magickal Course

When life throws crisis at us, it can turn our lives upside down. Personally I have found myself feeling my own emotions and those of others as I strive to move through all of the changes we are facing. As Witches, we can rely on our magickal skills to support us.

Read more….

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Today’s Track: Spirit of Albion by Damh the Bard

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Inner Journey:

BRING SOUL INTO THE WORLD

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

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

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The trick is remembering that at all times far more is happening on your behalf than your physical senses will ever reveal.

Like right now.

Because of how much you’re loved,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: How to Make Instant Pot Meal Prep Freezer Packs for Easy Weeknight Meals

Meal prep freezer packs streamline cooking. Here’s how it works: You prep several elements of a homemade meal ahead of time, then freeze those ingredients in zip-top bag or plastic containers. Then, when you’re ready to get dinner together, all you have to do is grab those ingredients and enjoy the fact that you’re already several steps ahead on that night’s meal.

Read more……

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
March 30, 2020

Mystery
“If death is one mystery, life is another, greater one… We can only feel awe before a mystery that both is what we are and surpasses our understanding.”

-Jonathan Schell
We’re living this mystery every day! It can be fun, and exciting. Some of the best-selling books of all time are mysteries. We just love to figure things out, to use our minds, to put the pieces together so that they make sense. We’re wired this way. So if we approach our lives with the same zest and fortitude, imagine the fun we could have!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot:  Strength

You have what it takes to overcome the romantic obstacles that are in your way today. The Strength card expresses that you’ve learned from your mistakes and aren’t likely to repeat them. Patience and compassion will get you halfway to where you want to be, and accepting your own perfections will take you the rest of the way. Completeness is a state of mind.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 26, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 26, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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The Sun, midway upon his tireless march,
Eyes languidly the green earth’s sleepy face.
-James Benjamin Kenyon (1858-1924)
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Spirit Library: The Most Contagious Thing Is Kindness

We’re all thinking of contagion right now due to the coronavirus. Let’s not forget that kindness is also highly contagious.

Scientists at Harvard and Yale measured the contagiousness of kindness out to three social steps.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: How To Use Sweetgrass for Healing

Sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata) gets its name from its sweet, aromatic fragrance, and is an important substance in a variety of New Age healing practices and in herbal healing science. The plant is native to much of northern Eurasia and North America and can grow as for north as the Arctic Circle.

Read more….

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

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

Read more…..

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Daily Dream Meaning: Foreigner

1. If the foreigner was friendly and jovial, and if you liked him or her, this is an omen of good times ahead no matter what the foreigner’s nationality was.
2. If he was unfriendly and hostile, however, it is still an omen of good times ahead, but of hitting a number of dead ends before you reach your goals.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Canada’s Caremongering Trend

“Just a few days ago the word “caremongering” did not exist. Now, what started as a way to help vulnerable people in Toronto has turned into a movement spreading fast across Canada. More than 35 Facebook groups have been set up in 72 hours to serve communities in places including Ottawa, Halifax and Annapolis County in Nova Scotia, with more than 30,000 members between them. People are joining the groups to offer help to others within their communities, particularly those who are more at risk of health complications related to coronavirus.” This BBC article shares more. { read more }

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Today’s DIY:  Witchcraftin’ How to Make and Consecrate a Magick Wand

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Elephant Journal: 10 Tips to Help make a Spiritual Awakening less Overwhelming.

Being “woke,” or experiencing an “awakening” are some of the latest buzz words in the holistic Instagram community.

Read more….

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MNN: 5 surprising facts about orcas

1. Orcas aren’t whales.

Orcas are often called killer whales — and they are indeed enormous like whales — but they’re actually the world’s largest species of dolphin.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/5-surprising-facts-about-orcas

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EarthSky News: Young moon, beneath Venus, after sunset March 25-27

Depending on where you live worldwide, you might – or might not – catch the young moon after sunset March 25, 2020. If you do catch it, you’ll see the young moon as a whisker-thin crescent near the sunset point on the horizon. Shortly thereafter, the newly-born moon follows the sun beneath the horizon before nightfall.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan:  Survival and Art: A Witch’s Toolkit During Quarantine

As the days of the present pandemic gather in number, I have been observing my witch friends and how they deal with a crisis. They always have my admiration, and I often look to them to inspire me.

Read more….

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Today’s Track: Witch’s Rune

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Inner Journey:

IN CONFUSION

“It is while trying to get everything straight in my head that I get confused.”
— Mary Virginia Micka

When I get confused, when my mind is wrestling with what to do, I have learned to abandon my thought processes completely. The best solution, I’ve discovered, lies in asking my heart for direction. This requires that I stop my mental chatter, either by sitting in silence or by doing something completely different. In quiet, still space, I often know what’s needed, with a clarity I never get from the labouring of my mind.

And I now know, without doubt, that when I’m confused is never the time to act. I must wait for clarity.

“I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.”
— Daniel Boone

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Always kindness prevails.

No matter how things appear, nor how humbling a task, nor how unkind they’ve been.

Always,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Instant Pot® Shepherd’s Pie

“This family friendly shepherd’s pie uses ground beef (instead of the traditional lamb), and your Instant Pot® or multi-cooker pressure cooker to prepare the filling and potatoes.”

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon, Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
March 26, 2020 

Greatness
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

-Mark Twain (1835-1910)
People who are “great” feel no jealousy or competition with others. They understand that there are no limits, that there is no lack. A little encouragement and support go a long way toward helping someone pursue, and eventually achieve, his ambitions. It feels good to hear someone say: “if I can do it, you can do it!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 25, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 25, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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And the spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the spirit of love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on earth’s dark breast
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
-Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

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Spirit Library: Tipping Point (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This is the tipping point where what needs to radically change in ourselves and in our world is being dramatically emphasised. The incoming energy is both unpredictable and volatile as it moves into every layer, level and aspect of our existence.

Read more……

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

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

Read more….

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MBG: How To Create A Home Workspace When You Don’t Have One

After a week (or more) spent bouncing from couch to bed to kitchen counter and back, it’s starting to settle in that we should be thinking about the long game when it comes to working from home. A big part of that is setting yourself up an actual workspace instead of just working wherever we find ourselves.

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Driving

1. The need or desire to throw all the dreamer’s energy into a particular goal.
2. The feeling of having no choice as to how to proceed in a given situation – in short, of being “driven.” If the dreamer is not the drive, he should consider who is doing it.
Astrological parallels: Aries, Capricorn.
Tarot parallel: The Chariot.

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Natural Living ldeas: 7 Fruits & Vegetables You Can Grow In Hanging Baskets

Gardeners who are limited when it comes to space are always experimenting with ways to grow food vertically, and using hanging pots is often one of the very best options.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Making Magickal Oils

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Pioneer Thinking: How to Make Herbal Tea to Relieve Stress

All of us are bombarded on a daily basis with all kinds of things that can get us stressed out and there are times that we simply need to find some way in which we can relieve ourselves of this stress. You can do this with some simple herbs made into teas or tinctures and they will be able to help you relax more and give you a nice break from all the insanity surrounding you.

Read More

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Elephant Journal: Why Going Within is the Only Way Out Right Now.

Forced isolation. Financial and health concerns. Fear of scarcity. Fear of the future as a whole.
It seems we are now characters of a near-future dystopic novel written by Margaret Atwood or George Orwell. We’re living during chaotic governments ruled by science deniers who say we are overreacting and that climate change isn’t something to worry about until, let’s say, 20 years from now.

Read more….

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MNN: Homeless pets need your help as coronavirus closes shelters

There are so many obvious victims of the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are plenty that aren’t as apparent. Animal shelters and rescues are among those impacted by the coronavirus.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Young moon, beneath Venus, after sunset March 25-27

Depending on where you live worldwide, you might – or might not – catch the young moon after sunset March 25, 2020. If you do catch it, you’ll see the young moon as a whisker-thin crescent near the sunset point on the horizon. Shortly thereafter, the newly-born moon follows the sun beneath the horizon before nightfall

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Magickal Art of Doing Nothing

At this moment, I’m super frustrated with myself. There is plenty I could or should be working on. I have a business that needs tending, even if the doors aren’t open right now. I have my online teaching schedule to suss out. There are long term goals and plans that I could be putting my time and energy into

Read more…

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Today’s Track: pagan wiccan music. summer solstice (original track)

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Inner Journey:

IN CONFUSION

“It is while trying to get everything straight in my head that I get confused.”
— Mary Virginia Micka

When I get confused, when my mind is wrestling with what to do, I have learned to abandon my thought processes completely. The best solution, I’ve discovered, lies in asking my heart for direction. This requires that I stop my mental chatter, either by sitting in silence or by doing something completely different. In quiet, still space, I often know what’s needed, with a clarity I never get from the labouring of my mind.

And I now know, without doubt, that when I’m confused is never the time to act. I must wait for clarity.

“I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.”
— Daniel Boone

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe
What if today you could wipe the slate clean, start over, and write your own ticket?

No. Wait. Let’s change that. What if every day you could wipe the slate clean, start over, and write your own ticket?

How many days would have to go by before you discovered that your “slate” and your “ticket” have nothing to do with each other? That your past need not live in your future?

Your absolute freedom and total power lie in the present moment.

Tallyho,

 

The Universe
tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: How to Make a Tuna Melt

“This is dedicated to all those chefs who tell you to never, ever mix fish and cheese together; and yet there they are, at the diner at 2:00 in the morning. And you know what they eat? Tuna melts. And the reason they do is because it is delicious.”

Read more..

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions: Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

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

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
March 25, 2020

Greatness
“Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.”

-Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
It all starts with us – right where we are. We have the capacity for greatness, we have the ability to achieve and accomplish whatever it is that we set out to do. But do we know this? Do we believe it? Do we act as if this is true? Or do we hesitate, procrastinate, or hedge our bets? We must be confident and forge ahead if we are going to get anywhere. And how far we go is simply a matter of how fast we move and how long we keep going!

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: Death

You may have done some things that you aren’t proud of lately, but the Death card shows that a new you is about to emerge. Like a butterfly coming out of its cocoon, you have the chance to transform yourself into something completely new and different. An ending will inevitably take place in order for you to do so, but accepting the loss for what it is speeds up the healing process

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)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 5, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 5, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful-an endless prospect of magic and wonder.
-Ansel Adams (1902-84)

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Spirit Library: Resistance Is Futile

We can no longer depend on recreating the old patterns and programming of the past and must find a new way of living and being. All the suffering we have carried on our human journey is being healed, which is allowing us to move beyond the darkness of our wounds and into the light of a new era.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Good Luck Charms and Symbols

For thousands of years, people have utilized good luck talismans, charms, and amulets to bring fortune their way. Whether it’s something you’ve crafted yourself, found outdoors in nature, or even purchased, good luck talismans can come in handy.

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MBG: 3 Tips For Using The Throat Chakra To Speak Your Truth & Manifest Your Dreams

Each of the seven chakras holds a unique frequency, and there is a specific wound associated with each of those frequencies. To heal the wound of a chakra, we must move from the shadow state of that chakra into its gift

Read more….

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Daily Good: The Nature of Gratitude

The Nature of Gratitude is a portable program that has been exported to a variety of venues in communities committed to co-creating an atmosphere of gratefulness. The project also enlists participating artists from within those communities to share their gratitude in words and music. { read more }

Be The Change

What treasures is your heart conscious of in this moment?

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Today’s DIY: OSTARA BROOM

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Elephant Journal: A Simple Stone Meditation to release Anxiety, Fear & Worry.

I quietly walked into the sands of a mood-shifting exercise picked up from The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook by professor Kristin Neff, PhD, and psychologist Christopher Gerner, PhD

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MNN: A centuries-old riddle in stone has finally been solved

A mysterious cipher carved into stone some 230 years ago in the village of Plougastel-Daoulas in Brittany, France has finally been solved.
The riddle, discovered three decades ago and visible only at low tide on a three-foot-tall slab, is composed of 20 lines of text written in an unknown language.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Moon and faint Cancer on March 6

Tonight – March 6, 2020 – the bright waxing gibbous moon shines in front of Cancer the Crab, the faintest constellation of the zodiac. Although the moon marks Cancer’s place in the sky on this night, the moonlit glare will make Cancer tough to see.

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Patheos-Pagan: A Classic Love Spell

Yes, I’m sharing a love spell. This is a love spell because (a) more love in the world is usually a good thing; (b) this love spell is simple to make and customize; and (c) as soon as someone finds out you’re a kitchen witch they’ll ask you about a love spell.

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Inner Journey:

SEEK UNION OVER SEPARATION

“Beliefs separate. Loving thoughts unite.”
— Paul Ferrini

Our ego focuses on how we are different from the rest of the world. We connect with soul when we experience how we are the same.

Any time you separate yourself from other people or from situations, you know your personality is in control. At such times, shift your perspective to build connection and you will move into soul.

“As a holistic being you shatter the illusion of your separateness and reveal your connection to everything. This empowers you in a way that the ego-driven self could never contemplate.”
— Wayne Dyer

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A Note from the Universe

You know those feelings of euphoria, excitement, and inspiration that send your spirit soaring?

Well, they’re just me and all the angels, finally rushing through one of the many doors you’ve knocked upon, down the hall, and dancing into the light of your searching heart.

And those feelings of depression, sadness, and powerlessness that make you feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders?

They’re us, too. Reminding you that there are still a few more doors to try.

Let’s get this party started,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Irish Soda Bread Muffins

“One bowl, mix, bake for 20 minutes, and you have tasty muffins!”

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon, Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
March 5, 2020

Evolution

“A vital force is active in every individual and leads it towards its own evolution.”

-Maria Montessori (1870-1952)

If our purpose is to learn and to grow, then evolution is inevitable. We are drawn towards that which challenges us, which strengthens us, which supports us in our endeavors – all of life is evolution. We can’t turn it off. We can accelerate the process, by putting ourselves out there and experiencing what life has to offer and by making things happen for ourselves. And we can embrace the process, and enjoy the process, because we know that it just gets more wonderful and exciting and fulfilling as we go along.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

You can expect to have that long-anticipated ‘ah-ha!’ moment regarding your love life today. The Sun’s rays are far-reaching and they are able to bring relevant details to light that haven’t been able to come out in plain sight in the past. Vanity has no place when it comes to the new knowledge you are suddenly privy to. Use it wisely and with proper restraint.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 3, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 3, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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A monster owl
out on the fence
flew away. What
is it the sign
of? The sign of
an owl.
-Lorine Niedecker (1903-70)

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Pioneer Thinking: Herbal Virus Killer: Echinachea

Echinachea boosts the immune system by making the white blood cells, the fighter cells in our bodies, work more efficiently. Echinacea is truly a miracle herb to fight flu virus and other infections.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Celebrating Ostara, the Spring Equinox 

With the arrival of March comes the promise of spring—the month is said to roar in like a lion, and if we’re really lucky, roll out like a lamb. Meanwhile, on or around the 21st of the month, we have Ostara to celebrate. It’s the time of the vernal equinox if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, and it’s a true marker that Spring and warmer,

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MBG: Your March 2020 Horoscope Is Here: What’s In The Stars For You?

March comes in not so much like a lion…but certainly like the kind of animal you’re wary of encountering outside its cage. Amid headlines of a global public health pandemic and plunging markets (which we predicted months ago in our 2020 Horoscope book), we’ve got nine days of Mercury retrograde left, as the planet of communication, technology, and travel rounds out a backspin that started on February 16.

Read more…

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Daily Good: A Window as Wide as the World

“One afternoon, my two-year-old daughter and I idled around our apartment complex in Bangalore, watching a dragonfly hover over a thorn, when suddenly she began pointing toward the fringe of lawn below. There, a cat leaped at a wiry viper hatchling as it peeped out of its hole…” This evocative short piece describes a mother and daughter’s glimpse of urban wildlife.{ read more }

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Today’s DIY: Ostara crafts and altar

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Elephant Journal: Empaths: Stop Ignoring your Human Bullsh*t Detector.
I’ve spent a lot of time healing from narcissistic abuse, mostly out of absolute desperation to stop the pattern from repeating (because, ouch).

Read more…..

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MNN: Red pandas are actually 2 separate species

Quite possibly the cutest animal in the world is actually two different species, researchers have discovered.
The bushy-tailed red panda that lives in the high forests of Asia is already endangered, and this new discovery may make conservation efforts even more important.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon and Winter Circle March 3-4

These next few evenings – March 3 and 4, 2020 – the waxing moon is moving inside the Winter Circle, sometimes called the Winter Hexagon. It’s a large circular (hexagonal) star asterism – not one of the 88 official constellations, but just a noticeable pattern of stars – consisting of six 1st-magnitude stars in six separate constellations

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Patheos-Pagan: Ostara: Decorating Eggs In Celebration Of Spring Equinox

Over the last week, Michigan has been transformed into the Ice Planet Hoth. Temperatures have been hovering in the low teens and inches of fluffy white snow have filled our lawns, sidewalks, and highways.

Read more…

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Inner Journey:

GROWING OURSELVES

“The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”
— Oliver Wendell Holmes

We are all on a life-long journey. It is a search for who we are and why we are here. It is a journey that expands our consciousness.

There is an urge within each of us to move forward in life. It is an urge to become more whole, to find more meaning, and eventually to help others. It is human nature to strive for a sense of well-being.

We all go through the same growth cycles, though our experiences may appear entirely different. By understanding the process of personal and spiritual growth, we can work more effectively with the process, instead of fighting and resisting it.

“We can learn to be the catalysts for our own change.”
— Sarah Ban Breathnach

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A Note from the Universe

Isn’t it a hoot?  Of all the people in all the world who actually “get it,” few, if any, actually give it to themselves.
The trick? Baby steps.
Give, just a little, today. Give credit, give praise, give goodies to yourself, and the Universe will give you even more.
Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Slow Cooker Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

A great cauliflower side dish that goes well with just about anything. An easy way to get kids to eat veggies.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
March 3, 2020

Evolution

“I think it not improbable that man, like the grub that prepares a chamber for the winged thing it never has seen but is to be – that man may have cosmic destinies that he does not understand. And so beyond the vision of battling races and an impoverished earth, I catch a dreaming glimpse of peace.”

-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935)

If we all hold to that vision of peace, of compassion, of goodness – we, as a society and as a world, will evolve towards that vision. Like the caterpillar that was born to evolve into a butterfly – we have a purpose which lies beyond our daily scope of events. There is so much more to us than we can see. And so much that we can contribute than we can comprehend.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

It’s probably nothing you can prepare for, but the Death card indicates that a sudden change is headed your way. Does it signify an actual, literal death or dramatic end? No. You may still go through a similar grieving process, but this death is of the figurative variety. In order for something new to begin, something else has to end. A feeling of liberation will follow.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 2, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 2, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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In winter
all the singing is in
the tops of the trees.
-Mary Oliver (1935-2019)

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Natural Living Ideas: 10 Perennial Herbs You Can Plant Once & Enjoy For Years

Perennial herbs are an excellent way to keep up your supply of fresh herbs without having to spend tons of money and time cultivating new plants every season.

With proper care and cultivation, these ten hassle-free herbs will flourish for years to come.

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ThoughtCo: How to Find Your Spirit Guide

One of the most popular articles we have here is of the Types of Spirit Guides. In that piece, we discuss some of the most popular types of guides you might encounter. Following on the heels of that article, the second most popular piece is one on Spirit Guide Warning Signs – which reviews some of the red flags you should watch for in any entity that claims to be a spirit guide.

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MBG: A Bath Ritual For Fire Signs To Help Relax & Prevent Burnout

Fire signs are the zodiac’s brazen, action-oriented doers. They’re passionate, active, and creative—and when they’re channeling all that powerful energy, they’re a force to be reckoned with.

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Daily Good: The Monkey and the River

“The simplest and hardest thing to do each day is to be here –fully, completely, without turning away. There’s a story I love about a master who sends his apprentice to meditate by a river until he’s learned all the river has to say.” Mark Nepo shares more in this short piece.{ read more }

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Today’s DIY: Making Runes | Witchy Crafting

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Elephant Journal: 21 “Non-Spiritual” Things that make us Happy.

It’s the little things.
We can obsess about changing our lives, but if we’re all castle in the sky, and no feet on the earth, it’ll be tough stuff, and we’ll be pulled between bingeing and purging, and aspiring (when we’re hopeful) and hating on ourselves (if we fail). Willpower ain’t enough.

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MNN: Many salamanders and frogs glow in the dark. (We just didn’t think to check)

During the day, the Cranwell’s horned frog is inconspicuous. It’s mostly a mottled-brown, striped creature with some dull green stripe highlights. But when researchers recently put the frog under blue light, it came alive with some amazing day-glo hues. The glow show was one of many discoveries unveiled in a new survey published in Scientific Reports.

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EarthSky News: Moon sweeps past Pleiades and Aldebaran March 1 and 2

On March 1 and 2, 2020 – in the west, after sunset – the moon shines in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull. Taurus has two major signposts: the ruddy star Aldebaran, marking the Eye of the Bull, and the Pleiades star cluster, which is shaped like a tiny, misty dipper of stars. Also on these evenings, the moon’s lit side points directly at the dazzling planet Venus, which sits closer to the sunset horizon.

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Patheos-Pagan: Kitchen Witch Bakes for March

March is often when we start to see the first signs of spring or if Mother Nature is being fickle (as she so often is) we can also get snow! But it does have the feel that spring isn’t too far around the corner.

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Inner Journey:

HIGHER PERSPECTIVES

“Bias and impartiality is in the eye of the beholder.”
— Lord Barnett

According to Andrew Schneider, the radical difference between personality awareness and soul consciousness is a difference in perspectives. Acquiring a soul perspective allows us to see things differently – and we always see a more inclusive, universal picture. This expanded view adds to an understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of life.

If I insist on hanging on to a personality perspective that is contrary to a soul perspective, the two perspectives will clash. This challenges me to find a way through to a deeper truth than I previously knew. This kind of tension between soul and personality positions is typical of the prelude to transformation that is a vital part of the soul journey.

“I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.”
— Sylvia Plath

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A Note from the Universe

Universal Personality Test:

Want to know how to tell whether you were born with the gift to heal? Or perhaps if your strengths lie in leadership? If you’re a left- or right-brained individual? Whether or not you’re truly a “people person”? Whether or not, given your beliefs… friends, laughter, and abundance will flow to you effortlessly, or should be diligently sought after?

Just decide.

It’s always worked before

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spicy Orange Garlic Chicken

This is an easy-to-make orange chicken that’s packed with a spicy punch. Marinating it ahead of time really makes it zesty and tender. I used half a chicken for this recipe. It is easy to double for a whole chicken.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
March 2, 2020 

Evolution

“I am not a thing, a noun.
I seem to be a verb,
an evolutionary process –
an integral function of the universe.”

-R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)

We are growing, we are learning, we are evolving – every minute, every day! This is an active process – an ongoing process. It is part of what makes us who we are, it is a part of the beauty of being human.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Groups are the Pope’s main focus, so if you’re in a relationship, spend time with others in order to gain a greater perspective. If you’re single, going out in groups can increase your chances of meeting someone new. There is safety in numbers, and in staying with fixed and/or assigned romantic roles. Save thinking outside of the box for another day.

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/