Cat’s Morning Bits for June 10, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 10, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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June is named after the Roman goddess Juneo, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women. .”

June 8 World Oceans Day


June 10 New Moon at 3:52 am PST/ 4:52 am MST/ 6:52 am EST // Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Flag Day

June 15 Worldwide Day of Giving

June 20 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice/ Father’s Day/ Sun enters Cancer

June 22 Mercury goes direct

June 24 Full Moon 11:39 am PST/ 12:39 pm MST/ 2:39 pm EST


Spirit Library: Breakthrough (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Waves of change are rippling through the collective consciousness and there is a noticeable increase in the intensity of the incoming energies as we move towards tomorrows New Moon Solar Eclipse. This eclipse season is powerfully accelerating our growth and development and brings to a peak all that we have endured for the past two decades. As such it marks the end of a particular way of being and the start of something new.

Read more….

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Simple Cottage Witchcraft | In the City

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Spiritual Unite: CAN SPIRIT GUIDES APPEAR IN YOUR DREAMS?


In this article we discuss spirit guides in dreams. You should be aware that spirit guides often visit you in your dreams, if you are the lucky one to notice them, then you could be receiving advice and guidance.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Setting Up Your Litha Altar

It’s Litha, and that means the sun is at its highest point in the sky. Midsummer is the time when we can celebrate the growing of crops, and take heart in knowing that the seeds we planted in the spring are now in full bloom.

Read more….

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MBG: The Only Gemini New Moon Of The Year Is Here—So Every Word Counts

Even casual conversations have the power to set off sparks on Thursday, June 10, 2021, a day to make every word count. The 2021 Gemini new moon (the only one of the year) arrives at the party at 3:24 AM EDT, right smack dab in the middle of a Mercury retrograde (also in Gemini).

Read more….

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Ragnarok: The Norse DoomsdayThe Twilight of the Gods – Part 1/2 – Norse Mythology

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Elephant Journal: To the Lightworkers & Shadow Walkers with Intense Yearnings.

What if I am not living my purpose yet?
If I really came to this earth to nurture others, help others to heal themselves, and guide others to embodiment, why did my soul choose to be…so alone?

Perhaps I need the solitude and time to experience full embodiment?

Read more….

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Treehugger: The Rainbow Flag and Its Connection to the Environment

Climate change is and will continue to impact everyone, but not everyone will experience its effects equally. For this reason, analyzing how environmentalism intersects with other social justice movements is so crucial.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Young Moon, Venus, Mars After Sunset Mid-June

In June 2021, new moon happens on June 10 at 10:21 UTC. And so – by about June 11 – the young moon, a waxing crescent, returns to the evening sky. If you watch that evening, and in the evenings after that, you can also notice two planets, Venus and Mars.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Love, virility, and wicked magic between eclipses
CAMELIA ELIAS

People invested in living the magical life, past the three hours every weekend at some retreat, pay attention to signs.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Nature Dance – Stive Morgan

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Inner Journey:

LONELINESS

“When humans find themselves surrounded by nothing but objects, the response is always one of loneliness.”
— Brian Swimme

Soul lives through relationship and it is in soul that we find meaning. We can have meaningful relationships with people, animals and other beings, projects, ideas and ideals.

How much time do you devote to building relationships with things?

“Loneliness is caused by an alienation from life. It is a loneliness from your real self.”
— Maxwell Maltz

“No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.”
— George Eliot

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

There’s always a deeper reason, for the emotions you feel, the doubts you have, the questions you raise, and the fears you entertain.

It’s called “wanting it all.”

What a system, huh?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

These are no-bake peanut butter and crispy rice bars covered in chocolate.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage

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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
June 10, 2021

Chance
“What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!”

-Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667)


Is there such a thing as chance, or coincidence, or serendipity? Or is everything carefully orchestrated and organized by a Higher Power? Chance seems to be the unexpected, but then we have to think: who is doing the expecting? Something might come as a surprise to us, but it might also have been planned in the cosmos since before time.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

Say goodbye to some old useless habit and welcome the chance to develop a new habit that will serve you better and take you further. The Death card is not so much the end of anything as it is the shutting off of some automatic pilot switch and getting you back out under your own power again. Be strong. You can more fully embrace this change in the near future.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Thought For The Day: June 4, 2021 ” Just Imagine”

Happy Friday,

You have the power to handcraft your dreams. Close your eyes….. can you see it? Can you feel it? Use your imagination to paint a vibrant picture of what you want. Hold that picture close as you take the steps to make your dream a reality.

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 6, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 6, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

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

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

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

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


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

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

Read more….

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Spiritual Unite: 99 NUMBER MEANING – HEALING OF HUMANITY

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

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Sacred Sites: The Great Pyramid of Giza

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

Read more….

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

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Daily Good: Six Habits of Hope

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

  • Desmond Tutu –

Six Habits of Hope

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

Be The Change

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

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

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Spirituality & Health: Dreams at the Edge of Sleep

A practice for accessing the power of liminal dreaming

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

Read more….

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Treehugger: 9 Unexpected Facts About Sea Spiders

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

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Bright star Vega on May evenings

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

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: DIY Tea Astringent

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

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

Read more….

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Patheos Pagan: Sun Ritual

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

Read more……

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Pagan Playlist: Amazing Oriental Music – HD – FARAN ENSEMBLE

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Inner Journey: FIND PEACE INSIDE

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Often, simply showing up is enough.

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

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

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

It’s fun to stay at the YMCA

The Universe

tut.com

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

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

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage

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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
May 6, 2021

Philosophy


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

-Ayn Rand, 1982


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

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Thought For The Day: April 28. 2021 ” Your Dreams”

Happy Wednesday,

What are your dreams? We all have them, some are pretty down to earth and others are fanciful. When we are in a relationship of any kind it’s easy to get caught up helping someone else make their dreams reality. If it coincides with yours that’s great, however, your personal dreams are just as important. Don’t let them go and keep building to the stars!

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 21, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 21, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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“Sweet April showers
Do spring May flowers.”

  • Thomas Tusser, A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, 1557

April 1 April Fools Day

April 11 New Moon at 7:30 pm PST/ 8:30 pm MST/ 10:30 pm EST

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

*The Lyrids meteor shower appears on April 16 – April 26

April 17 Herbalist Day

*Eta Aquariids meteor shower also appears in April. It is visible from about April 21 to about May 20

April 22 Earth Day

April 26 Full Wind Moon at 8:31 pm PST/ 9:31 pm MST/ 11:31 pm EST

April 30 Walprgis Night / Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

May 1 Beltane / May Day


Spirit Library: Heed the Call of your Soul (a message from Kate Spreckley)

There is a powerful movement of energy stirring within us which is pressing us into action and urging us to initiate something new. At the same time, we are having to overcome our deepest fears and learn how to live authentically

Read more….

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Advice for Pagans Living in Big Cities

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Spiritual Unite: WHEN YOU DREAM OF THE SAME PERSON


Dreams are fantastic. They give us so much information and they are great entertainment while we sleep.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Spirits of Land and Place

Many Pagans work with spirits – often, this is focused on ancestral spirits, or even spirit guides. Typically, these types of spirits are rooted in our belief that each human being has a soul or spirit that lives on long after their physical body has left

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Healthy Herbal Salads

Healthy herbal salads can be made in as many ways as you can imagine. You will be limited only in what you can buy in the store or grow in your own garden.

Read more….

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MBG: Sacred Geometry Is Literally Everywhere—Here’s Where To Look & How To Use It

Learning the fundamentals of sacred geometry can deepen our understand of the world we live in and the natural laws that govern it. Here’s what this spiritual principle is all about, plus how you can integrate it into your own life

Read more….

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Daily Good: Reclaiming Our Common Home

In nature’s economy the currency is not money, it is life.

  • Vandana Shiva –

Reclaiming Our Common Home

“The path to an ecological civilization is paved by reclaiming the commons–our common home, the Earth, and the commons of the Earth family, of which we are a part. Through reclaiming the commons, we can imagine possibility for our common future, and we can sow the seeds of abundance through ‘commoning.'” Vandana Shiva shares more here. { read more }

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A Simple Way to Add Witchcraft to Your Everyday

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Elephant Journal: Buddhism is Not a Religion—It’s Something Much Better.

I get plenty of comments when I say that I’m not a religious person, but I am a practicing Buddhist. Here’s why Buddhism is not a religion.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 24 Brilliant Burrowing Animals

There are three types of burrowing animals: primary excavators, which dig their own burrows (think prairie dogs); secondary modifiers, which live inside burrows made by other animals and might modify them to suit their needs; and simple occupants, which just occupy abandoned burrows and don’t modify them.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Find Hercules between 2 bright stars

Tonight, try locating one of the coolest constellations up there. The constellation Hercules the Kneeling Giant can be seen ascending in the east-northeast on these Northern Hemisphere spring evenings. You can find Hercules between two brilliant stars: Arcturus and Vega.

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Patheos-Pagan: Witch This, Not That: How to 9Actually) Make Moon Water

As you may have guessed from previous posts, I am in a metrie fuckton fair number of witchcraft-related Facebook groups. Most of them are fun and informative,

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: The Lord of the Rings • May It Be • Enya

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Inner Journey: FORGIVE THE HURTS

“Forgiveness will never fail to free you.”
— Jerrold Mundis

How do we forgive when we’re angry and hurt?

As a first step, we can be willing to truly feel our anger and hurt. Honouring our feelings by being fully present with them helps to release the feelings themselves.

And it helps to remember that people only hurt others when they themselves are in pain. When we can recognize the other person’s suffering, our heart can open in compassion. We can also remember that at some time or another, we too have hurt someone through our own unskilful action.

Only love can heal the rifts caused by a hurtful deed. Forgiveness holds immense power because it mends separation. It moves us towards the unity and love that lie at the core of our being. It is a fundamental part of the healing process.

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.”
— Paul Boese

“God has a big eraser.”
— Billy Zeoli

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If you hold it clearly enough in mind; if you physically anticipate it, steadily, day by day, There are no earthly hands, nor heavenly for that matter, which can stop those thoughts from becoming things.

Just be really, really sure you want it.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Lemon-Lime Ricotta Pound Cake

A rich, dense, buttery pound cake, with hints of citrus, gets a flavor and texture boost from the addition of ricotta cheese. Pairing the cake with a bright, fresh, lemon-lime icing makes for a wonderful, and beautiful, dessert.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air

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

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
April 21, 2021

Letters
“There’s no finer caress than a love letter, because it makes the world very small, and the writer and reader, the only rulers.”

-Cecelia Capuzzi, 1987


A love letter is the ultimate in romance. It’s something to be cherished, and read over and over again. When we really make the effort to put into words how we feel about someone, that brings us clarity, and it brings meaning to the relationship. Letters of love can be written to our children, or our parents, or to anyone we love and appreciate.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot:The Chariot

No matter how routine and ordinary you may feel about today’s duties and demands, you can bolster your spirit by remembering what inspires you. There are role models, ideals, dreams, and aspirations that can inform and improve even the simplest and most modest of your activities. Act with integrity and pride, and instill everything you do with that integrity and pride. Hold your head high.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Thought For The Day: March 30, 2021 “Take a Step”

Happy Tuesday,

Just a reminder today that you are an amazing being! You have so much to offer and so many good things ahead of you. Take a step (even a small one) toward your dreams. See it, feel and go forward!

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/

Thought For The Day: March 23, 2021 “Dream BIG”

Happy Tuesday,

Spring is a great time for new projects. Be inspired today by the optimistic and creative energy of the new season! The sky is the limit and new ideas pop up like tiny flowers. You’ve totally got this so dram BIG!

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 December 29, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 29, 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.

Stay healthy, Stay safe!

Blessings, Cat

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December’s Events

Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor Day

Dec, 10 Hanukkah

Dec. 14 New Moon at 8:16 am PST/ 9:16 am MST/ 11:16 am EST

Dec,15 National Cat Herders Day

Dec. 20 Ugly Sweater Day

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice/Winter Begins

Dec. 21 Moon 1st Qtr 3:41pm PST/ 4:41 pm MST/ 6:41 pm EST

Dec. 23 Festivus

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve

Dec. 24 Celtic Tree month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 26 Kwanzaa

Dec. 29 Full Moon at 7:28 pm PST/ 8:28 pm MST/ 10:28 pm EST

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

Dec. 31 Hogmanay

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Spirit Library: Reflection & Integration (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In these last weeks of 2020 a deep and profound healing is taking place. With this healing our consciousness is expanding gifting us with the ability to connect with the new that is birthing within us.

Read more…

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The Real Life of the New Orleans Voodoo Queen | Marie Laveau

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Spiritual Unite: CAN SPIRIT GUIDES APPEAR IN YOUR DREAMS?

In this article we discuss spirit guides in dreams. You should be aware that spirit guides often visit you in your dreams, if you are the lucky one to notice them, then you could be receiving advice and guidance.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Lunar Deities

For thousands of years, people have looked up at the moon and wondered about its divine significance. It should come as no surprise that many cultures throughout time have had lunar deities–that is,

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MBG: How To Ring In The Full Cold Moon (AKA The Final Full Moon Of 2020)

Come nightfall on Tuesday, December 29, the final full moon of 2020 will grace our skies. If there was ever a time to dip into a little full moon magic, it’s now, as we close out an unquestionably tumultuous year.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Art for the Sky

Only from the heart can you touch the sky.

Rumi –

Art for the Sky

Daniel Dancer is an art-activist who creates and films gigantic living paintings made of people that only make sense from the sky. Why? To bring people together, often young students, to create flashes of beauty that teach tangibly about the power of unity, the importance of nature, and the impermanence of just about everything. Listen as Dancer elaborates on the many lessons that the community can take from these ephemeral art actions. { read more }

Be The Change

Learn more about Respectful Revolution, an organization that seeks to document positive action and inspire change. { more }

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The Witch of Wanderlust: Using Pendulums in Your Craft

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Elephant Journal: Cancer Full Moon & Last Full Moon of 2020: Out of the Past & Into Present. {December 29th}

I am a Cancer Sun and Cancer Ascendant.
My identity in this lifetime seems garnished with the nostalgia of the past, memories, and fixations on “lost times,” “lost loves,” and “lost chances.” The Cancer nature is strong in me.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 15 Surprising Facts About Reindeer

Reindeer are known around the world as the fictional sidekicks of Santa Claus, but in polar and mountainous regions, they are very much real and sometimes abundant.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Last full moon of the decade, again

To many, the last full moon of the decade came last year, on December 12, 2019. But purists will call the December 2020 full moon the last full moon of the decade. It happens on December 29 or 30, depending on your time zone (more full for the Americas on the night of December 29; round and full on December 30, too

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Patheos-Pagan: Young Diana: The Unbroken Spirit Of Girls & Wild Goddesses

The scenes of young Diana Prince in Wonder Woman 1984 moved me to tears. It wasn’t the special effects, the scenery, or the script. It was the fierce spirit of a girl, uncrushed by external society, played perfectly by Lily Aspell.

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Pagan Playlist: Stolen Child – Loreena McKennitt With Lyrics

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Inner Journey: ONE STEP AT A TIME

“What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.”
— Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Does the prospect of changing and growing seem monumental to you? Just too much to tackle?

Then consider this approach. Take a simple step of affirming your openness to experience more or something new. Or a different first step might be to let go of judgment by embracing the neutral. Begin to see the people, activities and things around you as neither good nor bad.

A journey is made of many small steps. Don’t focus on a far-off destination if you’re not clear how to get there. Build a foundation that is solid for you. We get to new places one step at a time.

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

“One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.”
— John Wanamaker

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You know, I think a big reason I like this season so much, is because it’s one of the few times during the year when masses of people take it upon themselves to “be the difference” in the lives of others… without asking me to do it for them.

Which gives me hope that the day’s not far off, when they’ll do as much for themselves.

Tally-ho, ho, ho –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Terri’s Spicy Vegetable Smoothie

This is so healthy and delicious, I could drink it every day. Compare to commercial vegetable juice; this has no added salt and doesn’t need it. Switch up your veggies, fruits and spices and try different combinations.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
December 29, 2020

Goals
“The going is the goal.”

-Horace Kallen, 1952


This is another way of saying that the journey, not the destination, is our goal. We’re hear to be in the game, so we might as well play. Sometimes we have a good run, sometimes we score, and sometimes we fall down. As long as our heart is in it, we’re making progress.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

Trust yourself to be able to handle absolutely anything today. It should be an easy day, and all you have to do is face whatever demands are made of you and then deliver what you can. You will not disappoint, even if you have to postpone doing or giving something. Trust that everything is working smoothly under your competent guidance, do your best, and have no regrets.

astrology.com _

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 11, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 11, 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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November, month of mornings, misty-bright
With golden light-
Month when the many-tinted leaf
Lies thick upon the moss below;
While to and fro
The breezes moan, as if in grief.
-Mortimer Collins (1827-76)

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

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

Nov 3 Election Day (USA)

Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST

Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST

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Spirit Library: Embrace Where You Are

Currently the incoming energy is demanding an upgrade and an update within the energetic framework of our world. As a result, new and radical ways of living and being are being birthed that will ultimately have a positive impact on all areas of life

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Pioneer Thinking: In Flanders Fields – Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead, short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

~ John McCrae

pioneer thinking.com

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The Stork Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle – Totem Animal, Power Animal, Magical Crafting

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ThoughtCo: 7 Goddesses of Empowerment

Think you’d like to embrace the sacred feminine as part of your spiritual development? Here are seven goddesses from around the globe who embody female strength and empowerment in a number of different ways. See which one resonates with you the most!

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MBG: 10 Common Dreams About Other People & What They Might Mean

Wake up from a dream about a fifth-grade classmate…again? According to dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg, the sometimes random people that show up in your dreams often represent situations in your real life that are weighing on your mind.

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Top 10 Marine Deities of Greek Mythology – Mythological Curiosities – See U in History

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Untrained Housewife: Essential Oils For The Fall And The Winter

Spice oils and citrus oils are some of the best essential oils to use during the fall and the winter, when the weather gets colder and the days get shorter. Together, spice and citrus oils make great blends for essential oil burners.

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Elephant Journal: The One Question we should Ask to Connect to Ourselves Every Morning.

If the spirit withers, the body will follow suit.
When I think of this phrase, I always think of the old man who recently lost his wife of 50 years.

Within a few months, he goes from an active elderly man, to a frail wrinkly shell of a person. Soon after, he passes in the hospital bed. The doctor states that he never made it to hospice due to a “failure to thrive.”

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Treehugger: Winning Photos Highlight Life and Beauty at Marine Sanctuaries

From photos of gorgeous sunsets to portraits of wildlife above and below the surface, photographers captured an array of stunning images in the 2020 Get Into Your Sanctuary Photo Contest. Held by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, the contest features images from the agency’s sanctuaries.

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EarthSky News: Orion the Hunter now easy to view

Tonight, watch for Orion the Hunter – perhaps the easiest to identify of all constellations – rising at mid-evening. It’s around late November and early December that people begin to notice Orion in the evening sky, and to comment on it. Orion will climb over your eastern horizon by around 9 p.m. tonight. You can find this constellation and watch it for months to come

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Patheos-Pagan: A Collection of Minor Hexes and Blessings

It seems like the whole world has been particularly heavy and serious of late, so today I bring you a collection of minor hexes and blessings. You are welcome to do with them as you will, be that just reading them for amusement, throwing them off-the-cuff, or incorporating them into spellcraft.

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Pagan Playlist: Dark Egyptian Music – Anubis

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Inner Journey: LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE

“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.”
— Aldous Huxley

What was your peak experience of this past week? What was your most challenging experience?

Stepping back to review your week can offer many insights. Normally we can’t see the forest for the trees. Now back away and see the whole forest. Review your week. Now write a short summary — whatever comes to mind for you. If action is required, plan how you will accomplish it in the next week.

“Ask the experienced rather than the learned.”
— Arabic proverb

“Experience is that marvellous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.”
— Franklin P. Jones

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what happens when a dream comes true and you feel your joy bubbling over into wide grins and happy dances?

Your energy actually spills over into the oceans of time and reaches into the past where it laps upon the shores of a former here and now, infusing a former unsuspecting self (who is still merrily living their life due to time’s “simultaneousity”) with a flash of inspiration or a burst of intuition and hope for what the future might hold.

Whew… and that, my friend, is the truth about where dreams come from.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Old Fashioned Recipes for Walnut Breads

Walking into the house to the smell of fresh baked bread always brings to mind memories of grandma’s house or coming home hungry after school and knowing mom had been spending time in the kitchen. Following are a couple of old recipes retrieved from my mother’s old tin recipe box.

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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: The Devil

Tastes, smells, and all things tactile may preoccupy you today and distract you from thinking clearly about whatever is in front of you. It could be hard to refrain from unconscious flirting or making comments that are easily taken the wrong way. Be aware of your actions and do what you can to not offend nor attract people whom you’d rather avoid.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Thought For The Day: Oct 6, 2020 “Live The Dream”

Happy Tuesday,

We all have dreams, some are fanciful and some are realistic. Your dreams belong to you. If you choose to share them with others that’s ok. Just like holding them close is ok too.What matters is that you act upon them and help them get started. Work on them just a little every day. Take the steps especially the small ones and above all take pride in the steps you take. Dreams are important to our overall well being so let yours help you to grow!

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/