Cat’s Morning Bits for January 22, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 22, 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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January is named for the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depecited with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future.

January Events

Jan. 1 Happy New Year! Welcome 2021

Jan. 1 Ellis Island Day

Jan. 3 J.R.R. Tolkien Day

Jan. 5 Twelfth Night

Jan. 12/13 New Moon 9:00 pm PST/ 10:00 pm MST/ 12:00 am EST

Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 19 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan. 20 Inauguration Day USA

Jan. 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan. 27 Holocaust Memorial Day

Jan. 28 Full “Wolf” Moon 11:16 am PST/ 12:16 pm MST/ 2:16 pm .m. EST

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20


Spirit Library: Agile, Creative & Innovative (a message from Kate Spreckley)

These are unprecedented times where very little seems to make sense. The underlying energy is pretty volatile which is creating an impulsive and unpredictable environment.

Read more….

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Messages From the Goddess Gaia, Goddess Wisdom Oracle Cards, Magical Crafting, Tarot & Witchcraft

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Spiritual Unite: MEANING OF SOUL URGE NUMBER 2

What Does Soul Urge Number 2 Signify? The soul urge number 2, just like other numbers in numerology is a great way to understand human life.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Crafts for the Imbolc Sabbat

Imbolc falls on February 2, and it’s a time to celebrate the goddess Brighid, as well as rejoice in knowing that the end of winter is coming soon.

Read more…

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Emergence Magazine: The Druid Renaissance
by Lucy Jones


“How does one cope with being alive in the most ecologically disconnected and destructive culture in human history? How do we get back in touch with the natural world before it’s too late?”

Read more….

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MBG: Mantras & Affirmations Can Only Go So Far: 5 Things I Do When They Fall Short

Six years ago I was recruited by a producer at The Rachael Ray Show. I thought I was about to have the biggest break in my food blogging career…until she revealed she was looking for: Couples who had design disagreements that a celebrity designer could help them resolve on-air.

Read more….

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The myth behind the Chinese zodiac – Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen

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Elephant Journal: Loving-kindness Meditation: A Practice that Helps us Forgive Others.

Loving-kindness meditation is also known as metta meditation.
“Metta” means directing good will and love toward all sentient beings. This form of meditation aids us in developing an attitude of kindness and compassion, especially for the people we are on bad terms with.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 8 Intriguing Orangutan Facts

Orangutans are tree-dwelling great apes that live in Malaysia and Indonesia. There are just three species of orangutan: Sumatran, Bornean, and Tapanuli, all of which live in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra and are categorized as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Moon in Taurus on January 22, 23 and 24

These next three nights – January 22, 23 and 24, 2021 – the bright waxing gibbous moon shines in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull. However, it will be difficult to envision the starlit figure of the Bull on these moonlit nights.

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Central Themes of Paganism & Witchcraft

(Originally published with the Irish Pagan Digest in July 2020, now released for my public readers).

In a world that feels a bit bizarre to most of us, with a pandemic of historic proportions locking down the world, there might not be a better time to look to paganism, or at least what I would consider core pagan practices.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Karliene – All The Magic – A Yennefer Fan Song

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Inner Journey: DAILY FORGIVENESS

“As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind.”
— Isabelle Holland

We cannot avoid daily resentment and thoughts of guilt. They are a part of human nature. What we can do is release their grip on us. We can forgive others and ourselves daily.

Forgiveness requires nothing in return. There are no conditions. It gets rid of old baggage and clears up unfinished business. It leads us to a life of authenticity, lightness and directness. Forgiveness is the highest form of letting go of resentment andego.

True forgiveness is more than an apology, understanding and acceptance. There is an element of recreating and re-imagining. There is a need to envision ourselves as more loving, interdependent, courageous and compassionate. Forgiveness requires honouringthe sacred journey of learning about life – our life and others’.

“Whatever we have done, we can always make amends for it without ever looking back in guilt or sorrow.”
— Eknath Easwaran

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Each challenge adds to the suspense, adds to the mystery, adds to the chaos, adds to the possibilities, adds to the romance, adds to the adventure, adds to the joy.

And I say anything that adds to the joy should be embraced.

Cool?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Bob’s Little Known, Less Cared About Chili

Savory, smoky, easy-to-make chili. Sometimes I add a can of corn, too. Maybe have some sweet corn bread muffins with honey on the side. You could use black beans, pinto beans, pink beans, or small red beans in place of the kidney beans.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth


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

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus


Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
January 22, 2021

Sleep
“I believe the greatest asset a head of state can have is the ability to get a good night’s sleep.”

-Harold Wilson


We could take this quote a couple of ways. When we sleep well, we are strong, and we make good decisions. And when we have done our best, and made what we feel are good decisions, we have a clear conscience, so we can get a good night sleep without having nagging thoughts keeping us up at night. This is true for anyone, not just a head of state.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. AND 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 14, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 14, 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 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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April the Beautiful, with streaming eyes,
Weeps o’er the havoc that rude March has made.
The dales are musical with her sweet sighs,
Tears mark her footsteps o’er the moistened glade.
-John Askham (1825-94)

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Emergence Magazine: Dark Skies
by Bear Guerra
“Given the myriad ways in which humans have all but severed our connection to the natural world, perhaps none will prove to be as profound as the loss of the night sky and of our connection to the dark.”

The vast majority of the world’s population now lives in a location that is perpetually bathed in artificial light, stifling our ability to see beyond our own world and into the vast universe.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Legends and Lore of Beltane, the Spring May Day Celebration

In many cultures, there are different legends and lore surrounding the Beltane season–after all, it’s a time that marks fire and fertility, and the return of new life to the earth. Let’s look at some of the magical stories about this spring celebration.

Read more…..

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Pioneer Thinking: Tea Tree Oil
This powerful oil is a must have in your medicine cabinet. Not only is it good for health applications, it can also be used as a natural disinfectant and household cleaner.

Read More

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Daily Dream Meaning: Cars

1. Motion, movement away from one thing and towards another.
2. Speed, acceleration.
3. Freedom.
Astrological parallel: Sagittarius.
Tarot parallel: The Chariot.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Finding Beauty in a Broken World

“I think what is being asked of each of us right now [is to become] really fully who we are so that we can be of use. And it is scary. But I think the risk is worth it. And what do we lose and what do we sacrifice if we are not fully present, fully engaged, fully embracing who we are?” Tami Simon speaks with Terry Tempest Williams, a writer, naturalist, environmental activist, and author of several books including, ‘Finding Beauty in a Broken World.’ { read more }

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Today’s DIY:  HERBAL HAIR RINSES FOR HEALTHY HAIR!

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Elephant Journal: Isolated but Not Separated: One Breath at a Time.

As we can not go out, so we have to go in.
Anger, frustration, despair…
Thank you for teaching us how to feel it all.

Read more….

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MNN: How to tell the difference between a dragonfly and a damselfly

Dragonflies and damselflies are closely related and may seem at first glance to be like twins. But once you know what to look for, telling the two members of the order Odonata apart is a piece of cake.

There are four details that even the most inexperienced bug watcher can use to identify if the insect is a dragonfly or a damselfly. They are the eyes, body shape, wing shape and position of the wings at rest.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Moon, 3 planets, before daybreak April 14-16

Before daybreak these next several mornings – April 14, 15 and 16, 2020 – watch for the moon to flit by three morning planets: Jupiter, Mars and Saturn. Around the world on April 14, the moon’s illuminated side points right at this compact line-up of planets.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: What is Druidry?

Many Traditions of Druidry:
Modern Druidry is quite different that the image of old Celtic wise men the word Druid conjures. These days there are a number of different kinds of Druid organizations. There’s ADOA or the Ancient Order of Druids in America, founded in 1912 as a fraternal order similar to the Masons.

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Woman – Tír na nÓg ft. Oonagh

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Inner Journey:

FOLLOW THE 80/20 RULE

“Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets.”
— Nido Qubein

The 80/20 rule says that on a list of 10 tasks, only 2 of those tasks will return 80% of the value of the entire list. Look at your ‘to do’ list for today. Which tasks are directly related to what you most want in life? Find the 2 high value items on your list and tackle them first. These tasks are the ones that really move us forward.

Many of us actively avoid the top 2 priorities because they are more challenging than the rest. If they are to lead us to worthy goals, they are undoubtedly asking us to move into new territory in thinking and acting, and this can be scary. But this is also REWARDING!

“Don’t kid yourself: it’s because you’re doing all those C’s (low priorities) and NOT because you haven’t any time, that you don’t get to do your A’s.”
— Alan Lakein

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Of all the luck! Can you believe it?

You. In paradise. Now. Exactly as you are.

Exactly as it is.

Do you have any idea how many souls in the unseen wish they could be in your shoes? Wish they could see through your eyes? Wish they could feel what moves in your heart? Have your friends? Share your loves? Face your fears and your beasts?

Oh, heck yeah, your fears and your beasts! Are you kidding? Especially your fears and your beasts! Because from where they are, it’s so much easier to see how soon they will pass, how triumphant you will be, and how much more they’ll make possible.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mexican Taco Meatloaf

My Mexican grandmother would use leftover corn tortilla chips in our meatloaf and everyone loved it! They all wanted seconds along with the recipe. A delicious Mexican-American comfort food. 

Read more…

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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
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, 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
Mars rules Tuesday. The energies of this day best harmonize with efforts of masculine vibration, such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. Use them, too, for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
April 14, 2020 

Parents
“If there is something that we wish to change in our children, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.”

-Carl Jung (1875-1961)

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All relationships are a mirror for us. Is there something we want to change about our parents? Our friends? Our spouses, or ex-spouses? Maybe we need to see if that is something we can change in ourselves. We have the relationships that we have so that we can learn more about ourselves. We don’t always want to admit it, but we learn something even from the people who we see as a negative influence in our lives. And when we learn the lesson that negative turns into a big positive!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

Has all of your sacrifice been for nothing? Do you feel like you’ve been moving toward a goal that only seems to be getting further away the harder you work for it? The Hanged Man urges acceptance of your current state of affairs, and suggests that reflection will lead to peace. Freedom doesn’t have to equal loneliness, and letting go isn’t the same as giving up.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 30, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 30, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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Look! the round-cheeked moon floats high,
In the glowing August sky,
Quenching all her neighbor stars,
Save the steady flame of Mars.
White as silver shines the sea,
Far-off sails like phantoms be,
Gliding o’er that lake of light,
Vanishing in nether night.
Heavy hangs the tasseled corn,
Sighing for the cordial morn;
But the marshy-meadows bare,
Love this spectral-lighted air,
Drink the dews and lift their song,
Chirp of crickets all night long;
Earth and sea enchanted lie
‘Neath that moon-usurped sky.
-Emma Lazarus (1849-87)

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Spiritual Unite: 7 Signature Signs Of Starseeds And Lightworkers

Do you sometimes feel like ET trying to call home? Not sure why you are here but know you have a mission? Feel different and confused? Starseed, volunteer, lightworker describe people who do not resonate with this reality. Here are 7 signature signs of starseed and lightworker people, and how to manage being in this dimension. by Morag, Lightworker

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/7-signature-signs-of-starseeds-and-lightworkers/

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MBG: The Real Cause Of Depression Is About Way More Than Just Serotonin

Many of us have been taught that depression is the result of a genetic chemical imbalance. And while there is certainly a genetic component to depression, and, yes, neurotransmitters like serotonin do play a role in mood, depression actually has many potential root causes.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/real-cause-of-depression-serotonin

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Daily Good: Embracing JOMO, The Joy of Missing Out

“Fear of missing out, or FOMO, is a common sensation in our high-pressure, social media-frenzied world, particularly in Western society. A recent study defined FOMO as, “the uneasy and sometimes all-consuming feeling that you’re missing out – that your peers are doing, in the know about, or in possession of more or something better than you.” Under these terms, nearly 75 percent of young adults reported experiencing the phenomenon. So what exactly are we so afraid we’re missing out on?

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2087/embracing-jomo-the-joy-of-missing-out-emily-rose-barr/

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Elephant Journal: The Healing Power of Touch.

Like so many young, bright-eyed enthusiasts hungry for meaning and knowledge, I set out in my early 20s in search of something I couldn’t put my finger on.

I found a tiny but mighty school just north of the city, where I started learning a bodywork practice called shiatsu. It was there that the question of how to be a healing presence for a world so desperately in need of kind, helping souls began to unfold

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/08/the-healing-power-of-touch/

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MNN: Ancient European stone inscriptions revealed by low river levels carry grave warnings

A sweltering, record-breaking heat wave throughout Europe this summer is causing widespread drought, and river levels, such as along the Elbe, are reaching critical lows. The crisis has gotten so bad that many large river stones that have been underwater for centuries are now being exposed, and many of them are inscribed with grim, dire warnings.

“If you see me, weep,” reads one.

Read more…………….

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EarthSky News: Cassiopeia points to Andromeda galaxy

Tonight, if you have dark sky, try star-hopping to the Andromeda galaxy from the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen. If your sky is truly dark, you might even spot this hazy patch of light with no optical aid, as the ancient stargazers did before the days of light pollution.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/cassiopeia-the-queen-also-points-to-andromeda-galaxy

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Patheos-Pagan: From a Common Well

The Sea, ultimately the source for the waters in the well, is one of the realms in ADF, along with the Land and the Sky. We envision that the waters of the well extend into the earth and that the well, in a ritual context, provides a gateway to the Ancestors, which are one of our Kindreds

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/fromacommonwell/2017/10/from-a-common-well/

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Inner Journey:

TWO VIEWS

“… no matter what our difficulties may be, we recognize that there is a deep untroubled stream flowing below all surface troubles and that we are of one substance with that stream. The soul knows no difficulties.”
— James Thornton

Masters teach that we can experience two completely different states of reality at the same time — from the personality and from the soul.

Author Pema Chödron talks about being hungry, cold and tired but at that same time deeply content. Ram Dass speaks of how the emotional heart can be breaking while we recognize that all is unfolding perfectly.

Allowing our soul to be present with the discomforts of the personality shifts our experience of the discomforts.

“True self simply refers to the aspect of our being that is completely aware of its expanded nature no matter what we may be experiencing in our lives.”
— Martia Nelson

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what surprises those most, who finally take that great magic carpet ride over their most recent time-space incarnation?

Besides how safe they always were…

No, besides how many friends in the unseen always hovered nearby…

No, no, besides how much they accomplished and how many lives they touched…

Dang it, besides how powerful, and divine, and supernatural they were…

OK, I’ll just tell you. It’s how utterly unimportant the things they worried about really were.

Phew,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Brussels Sprouts, Apple & Avocado Salad

This is a nice light salad that can be served as a meal or side dish. It is very easy to make and most importantly, very healthy for you!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Brussels-Sprouts-Apple-Avocado-Salad.html

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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
August 30, 2018

Reality

“Reality has changed chameleon-like before my eyes so many times that I have learned, or am learning, to trust almost anything except what appears to be so.”

-Maya Angelou

Appearances change. Nothing in this exterior world stays the same. Have you ever gone to visit a place, only to return several years later and not even recognize it? Buildings go up and down, tenants move in and out, trees grow, signs change. People change, too. We all start out as babies, and our features mature as we age. Our hairstyles and clothes change with the trends. But what stays the same? Spirit. We can trust that love never goes out of style, and never moves away.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 People Every Single Person Needs In Their Life
Life is a group sport, none of us are equipped to do it alone. Here are seven people we all need on our team.

Read more………….

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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