Cat’s Morning Bits for February 9, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 9, 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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February is derived from the Latin word “februs” meaning “to cleanse.” The month was named after the Roman Festival, Februalia, a month long festival of purification and atonement.

February Events

Feb. 2: Imbolc/Candlemas and Groundhog Day

Feb. 5: World Animal Reiki Day

Feb. 7: Super Bowl Sunday

Feb. 11: New Moon at 11:05 am PST/ 12:05 pm MST/ 2:05 pm EST

Feb. 12: Chinese New Year of the Ox

Feb. 14: Valentines Day

Feb. 15: Presidents Day and Lupercalia

Feb. 16 Mardi Gras

Feb. 18: Sun enters Pisces

Feb. 19: National Caregivers Day

Feb. 20: Mercury goes DIRECT

Feb. 27: Full Moon at 12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST


Spirit Library: Deep Inner Purification (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are all individually and collectively moving through a period of transition that is teaching us to live honestly and authentically. As a result, we are in a process of deep inner purification, which is eliminating any of the unnecessary or ineffectual energy we still carry.

Read more….

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

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Spiritual Unite: WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT MASTER NUMBER 11?

Numerology has a rule; all double digits are added to reduce them down to a single digit. The numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 are the exception when the numbers are paired together, they are called Master Numbers, 11, 22, 33 and 44.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Thoth, Egyptian Scribe God of Wisdom

Thoth (pronounced “Toth,” rhyming with “both,” rather than with “goth”) was one of the most important deities of ancient Egyptian religion and worship. Thoth was known as the tongue of Ra, who had cursed him, and he often spoke on Ra’s behal

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions Two Forms of Compassion

What is compassion but drifting in the immensity of life with an open heart? We bump into and pass by so many torn and budding lives along the way. Some are like us, many are not—on the surface, but under it all, we remain the same ounce of spirit carried in skin and bone.

Read more….

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MBG: Your Valentine’s Week Horoscope Just Dropped & Here’s What Cupid Has In Store

According to the AstroTwins, the main astrological event of this week won’t be Valentine’s Day but the eye-opening new moon that falls beforehand. Here’s your horoscope:

Read more….

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Faerie Etiquette: 13 Rules To Keep You Safe Before You Begin Faerie Magick | Faerie Witchcraft 101

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Elephant Journal: The Only Intentions You Need for the New Moon in Aquarius and How to Set Them {February 11}

This month’s new moon is fast approaching and it is quite an auspicious time for all of us energetically. This particular new moon brings with it a stellium, which means that the sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and the asteroid Pallas will all be hanging out together in the sign of Aquarius. Not only is this a pretty rare occurrence, it is also a time of powerful manifestation energy.

Read more….

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Treehugger: What Is Land Art?

You probably recognize land art, even if you don’t know exactly what it is. You may have even made some yourself, if you’ve drawn intricate patterns on a beach or arranged stones in a pattern near a stream bed.

Read more..

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EarthSky News: Observer’s challenge: Moon and morning planets on February 8, 9 and 10

On February 8, 9 and 10, 2021 – if you look east shortly before sunup – you’ll see the old moon going, going, almost gone as it heads into the sunrise glare. New moon will come on February 11. If you’re up for a big challenge, you can use the moon early this week to try finding the three morning planets:

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: New Moon, New You? Reflecting on Past Workings

Whether you did a working on the last new moon or not, I invite you to look back.

Not to berate or congratulate, but rather to see what you can see now. What you might have done differently, knowing what you know now.

Read more…...

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Pagan Playlist: MAY THE CIRCLE BE OPEN

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Inner Journey: THERE’S LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

“Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart.”
— Myla Kabat-Zinn

“Even the most daring and accomplished people have undergone tremendous difficulty. In fact, the more successful they became, the more they attributed their success to the lessons learned during their most difficult times. Adversity is our teacher. When we view adversity as a guide towards greater inner growth, we will then learn to accept the wisdom our soul came into this life to learn.”
— Barbara Rose

“No matter what difficulty you are facing, it is coming from Divine Light to bring you to a higher place within. Write down every conceivable reason that this situation can contribute towards your growth. Write down every way this experience can possibly set the stage for serving to uplift others. When you are complete, and have come to the other side of this experience, you will then know ‘why’ it happened.”
— Barbara Rose

“The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one’s life.”
— Dalai Lama

higherawareness.com

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Today’s Recipe: 14 Pink Cookie Recipes for Valentine’s Day

In essence, Valentine’s Day is about sharing — making appreciation, whether platonic, romantic, or familial known, and showing the people in your life how much you adore them.

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

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
February 9, 2021

Self-Determination
“Can’t nothin’ make your life work if you ain’t the architect.”

-Terry McMillan, 1989


The architect’s job is to come up with the plan, to lay out the blue prints. There are all these decisions to made, and you have to start somewhere. Once you’ve got a plan, then you can lay the foundation, the framework, the whole building can come together. With life, we’ve got to be the architect. We have to make the decisions that are going to make our life work the way we want it to. When we have self-determination the sky’s the limit!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

People may be expecting or needing you to be laid-back and easy to deal with but your own inclinations may make you seem more difficult and demanding. You may see yourself as just being direct while others consider you as being tactless. Save yourself a lot of grief and use extra care with your words and actions. If someone gets bent out of shape, try to catch it instantly and stop it as soon as you can.

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 10, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 10, 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: Find Ease & Grace (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Unexpected loss, sudden changes, challenges and huge shifts have graced all of us this year. We’ve ridden a pendulum swing of clearing and integration that has pushed us to dig deep and find the inner strength we need to continue.

Read more…..

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Reiki for Good Luck | Energy Healing

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Spiritual Unite: LYNX SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – USE YOUR PATIENCE

The Lynx spirit animal appears in your life when there are hidden forces in your life.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Thoth, Egyptian Scribe God of Wisdom

Thoth (pronounced “Toth,” rhyming with “both,” rather than with “goth”) was one of the most important deities of ancient Egyptian religion and worship. Thoth was known as the tongue of Ra, who had cursed him, and he often spoke on Ra’s behalf.

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: Monastic Strategies: The Darkest Days of Our Dark Year

The Darkest Days of Our Dark Year
Where I live, the next two weeks are the darkest days of the year.

Though our days are often sunny and bright, the next couple of weeks have our longest nights of the year..

Read more…..

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MBG: Ring In The Upcoming Solar Eclipse With This 7-Card Tarot Spread

We’re in for a big week, astrologically speaking. Not only will we have the last new moon of 2020 on Monday, December 14, but that same day, we’ll also have a total solar eclipse. It’s the perfect time to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions, and what you’d like to call in for 2021.

Read more…..

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The Irish myth of the Giant’s Causeway – Iseult Gillespie

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Today’s DIY: Use Cinnamon for Holiday Decorating

Cinnamon is hands down one of the most loved and popular holiday scents. The warm spicy aroma conjures up happy memories of Christmases past. Here are some easy ways to use cinnamon for your winter home décor.

Read More

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Treehugger: 9 Stylish and Sustainable Ways to Wrap Gifts

Give virgin paper and plastic bows the heave-ho-ho-ho with these chic and earth-friendly alternatives — several costing nothing at all! So many frolicking flocks of reindeer and rosy-cheeked Santas are sacrificed each year in the name of disguising presents

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Spectacular! Moon and Venus before sunrise

These next few mornings – December 11, 12 and 13, 2020 – get up before sunrise to enjoy an eyeful the waning crescent moon and the dazzling planet Venus beautifying your eastern sky. Because the moon and Venus rank as the 2nd-brightest and 3rd-brightest celestial bodies, respectively, after the sun, you should have little trouble viewing these brilliant worlds in the glow of dawn.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Kolyada: The Old Slavic Winter Solstice

On the darkest night of the year, when the world is cold and the sun only peeks out for a few short hours every day, we all need something to lift our spirits. In ancient times, this liminal period between the waning sun and the waxing sun was seen as a time of magic and so in almost every culture, there are rituals and rites that invite the sun’s return.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Anishinaabe Spirit Bear Song

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Inner Journey: DO YOU LOVE YOURSELF?

“At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance.”
— Dr. Paul Tournier

How do you see yourself as unlovable?

Take a few minutes to write down why you perceive yourself to be unlovable. Look at the list and see if you can identify where those characterizations originated. Can you pinpoint old messages from parents, teachers, and friends that led you to negative conclusions about yourself? Are those messages valid today?

The beliefs we adopt as children usually don’t hold when we view them objectively as adults. Can you let them go? Can you begin to see yourself as a unique expression of life, a genuine gift to the world?

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
— Buddha

“Limitless like the ocean are your excellent qualities.”
— Dalai Lama

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

S-h-h-h-h-h-h-h!

Don’t say a word and off with the lights!

Now is as good a time as any to watch It’s a Wonderful Life. No, no, not the one with Jimmy Stewart! The other one! You know… starring Cat. It’s the best. A total-underdog, goose-bump, come-from-behind kind of adventure. And what an “ending”!

Whooo-hoooo!

I especially love the part where you, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, finally declare “enough is enough” (actually, far more colorful language is used because we don’t have a rating system here) and you begin visualizing, putting up dream photos on the computer, refrigerator, and mirrors, and start performing simple acts of faith, as if your dreams had already come true, every single bloomin’ day.

The transformation that follows really pushes the envelope on believability. Except, of course, it’s a true story!

It’s also a great psyche-up “watch” for new souls. You know, before their first big plunge.

Definitely two thumbs-up.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spiced Chocolate Muffins

Attention hot sauce fans and those with bored taste buds. If you never thought of pairing chili and chocolate, you’re in for a treat. Feed your Tabasco and chocolate addiction simultaneously with these little pillows of deliciousness that are guaranteed to leave everyone guessing what the secret ingredient is.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
December 10, 2020

Morning
“Morning prospective: imagination.
Evening retrospective: memory.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


This is an entry that Emerson put in his journal one day. I love the way that Emerson expressed himself – so simply, and so beautifully. I can see him in the morning looking ahead, planning, creating, and writing. And in the evening, looking back at what was accomplished, remembering the good things in his life, expressing gratitude

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 16, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 16, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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When on the ground red apples lie
In piles like jewels shining,
And redder still on old stone walls
Are leaves of woodbine twining.
-Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-85)

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Pioneer Thinking: 10 Ways to Celebrate Leaf Season

Here are ten things you can do to maximize your enjoyment of one of the most dramatic and beautiful times in nature.

Read more……

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Spirit Library: Forging a New Path

a message from Jamye Price

Life is supporting your progress. It is strengthening you and Loving you into each new moment. Your choice is a powerful vehicle of movement, for indeed it is the only way you ever travel. Each step is a choice.

https://spiritlibrary.com/jamye-price/forging-a-new-path

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ThoughtCo: Thoth, Egyptian Scribe God of Wisdom

Thoth (pronounced “Toth,” rhyming with “both,” rather than with “goth”) was one of the most important deities of ancient Egyptian religion and worship. Thoth was known as the tongue of Ra, who had cursed him, and he often spoke on Ra’s behalf.

Read more…..

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Daily Good: A Message About Messages

The complex meanings of a serious story or novel can be understood only by participation in the language of the story itself. To translate them into a message or reduce them to a sermon distorts, betrays, and destroys them. This is because a work of art is understood not by the mind only, but by the emotions and by the body itself. { read more }

Be The Change

Open one of your favorite books from a younger time in your life; a real book made of paper and ink. Dance with this book the way you would dance with someone you love. Then find someone to share this “felt” experience of a good story.

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Elephant Journal: Empath 101: Stop Trying to Fix People who Don’t Want to Be, Didn’t Ask to Be, Saved.

Letting go of people who don’t want or need our help is probably one of the toughest lessons for empaths.
The sooner these highly sensitive and caring beings learn this lesson, the sooner they will free themselves from a responsibility that was never theirs from the beginning.

Read more….

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EarthSky News:  Bright star Deneb transits at nightfall

In mid-October each year, the northernmost star of the Summer Triangle, Deneb, transits or climbs to its highest point in the sky at or near 7 p.m. local time (8 p.m. local daylight saving time). What does that mean for skywatchers? Only that this noteworthy star – this beloved member of the Summer Triangle – is shifting ever-westward in our sky as Earth travels around the sun. Its transit at nightfall is a hallmark of the year, marking a shift toward winter – or summer – on your half of the globe

Read more…………..

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Patheos-Pagan: The Scent of Magick

After working a full day at my shop, I get home smelling of candle smoke and incense. My hair holds the scent of magickal herbs. For days after working in the shop, my clothes will retain the smell of essential oils and amber.

Read more………..

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Inner Journey:

WHAT’S OFF BALANCE?

“To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.”
— Samuel Butler

Spirit requires a balance of female and male energy, yin and yang, receptiveness and expression. Are you sensitive to intuition and inner guidance? Are you able to act on the guidance you receive? Seek to find a balance in being and doing in all areas of your life.

“The balanced energy is the birthing energy. I used to say that the birthing energy was all feminine — it’s not. You have to push and you have to be. It’s such a potent example of the dance of the feminine and masculine together, the dance that is the creative energy of life!”
— Joyce Irvine

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

You have noticed that people usually do see past appearances?

Which basically means that on any given day you can wear any old thing and they’ll still get your goodness, feel your love, and know you rock.

Fear not, they really see you –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Moroccan Vegetable and Bean Soup

This vegan soup contains hearty vegetables and warm spices that add a North African flavor. It’s perfect for a cold and rainy fall evening and leftovers are even better.

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
October 16, 2019

Art

“Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets.”

-Oscar Wilde (1854- 1900)

Every day, our creativity guides us. We are each an artist, and life is our canvas. Life is our instrument, our marble slab, our blank page. All the choices before us are the colors, the notes, the words. We are creating our life as we create a work of art. Let’s make it beautiful!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

There’s a sense of security in what is old, and with something new coming into your life it’s natural to be a bit afraid. Give this new situation a chance and give yourself time to get comfortable with the new conditions. It could be as simple as getting your hair cut or changing your glasses frames, but it could be much bigger than that.

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 September 18, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 18, 2019

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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Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand
Make the mighty ocean,
And the pleasant land.
Thus the little minute,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Of eternity. ​​
​–Julia A. Fletcher (1823​–1908)

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Spiritual Unite: Physical Signs Of Being A Witch – Another Way To Identify

The physical signs of being a witch are often underplayed in favor of mental and metaphysical signs.
Some people even claim that there are no physical signs at all.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/physical-signs-of-being-a-witch/

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ThoughtCo: The Egyptian God Thoth

Thoth (pronounced “Toth,” rhyming with “both,” rather than with “goth”) was one of the most important deities of ancient Egyptian religion and worship. Thoth was known as the tongue of Ra, who had cursed him, and he often spoke on Ra’s behalf.

https://www.learnreligions.com/egyptian-god-thoth-2561975

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MBG: 3 Actionable Ways To Find Moments Of Stillness In Jam-Packed Days

Many of us struggle to hear our intuition, our inner voice. If that’s the case, you might just label yourself “not intuitive” or assume your intuition is unreliable. I disagree. Everyone is intuitive to some degree, but many of us find it difficult to access this inner knowing because we live in a society that glorifies being busy.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-be-less-busy-and-open-yourself-up-to-intuition

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Daily Good: Green Renaissance
In a culture where it can be difficult to sift through all the online media noise, Green Renaissance is creating content that captures the human spirit and reminds us that there is always something for which to be grateful. After becoming frustrated with the bombardment of negative messages being shared online, filmmakers Justine and Michael of South Africa decided to create one new short film a week that serves as an inspiration to pay attention to the daily graces that are evident all around us. “What we came to realize through our filmmaking journey over the years is that the world is filled with ordinary people who have extraordinary stories to share,” says Justine. Read more to learn how these two artists are using their gifts for the greater good. { read more } http://www.dailygood.org/story/2386/green-renaissance-the-gratefulness-team/
Be The Change
How do you give of yourself to others? Over the next week, experiment with new ways of expressing your gifts.

COMMENT | RATE

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Elephant Journal: What “Micro-Meditation” is & why we Should all be Doing It.

Some of us can feel far from the lofty goal of daily, involved yoga asana, pranayama, and meditation for long periods of time in the morning and afternoon.
I have caught glimpses of the potential of these practices, but find it nearly impossible to uphold this. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean that we can’t include small doses of mindfulness in our day-to-day experiences

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/09/take-a-bite-out-of-life-but-dont-forget-to-chew-micro-meditations-for-hacking-happiness/

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EarthSky News: Close-up on Cassiopeia the Queen

Tonight – or any autumn evening – Cassiopeia the Queen can be found in the northeast after sunset. This constellation has the distinctive shape of a W, or M, depending on the time of night you see it. The shape of this constellation makes Cassiopeia’s stars very noticeable. Look for the Queen, starting at nightfall or early evening.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/close-up-on-cassiopeia-the-queen

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Patheos-Pagan: The Autumn Equinox Could Be Your Favorite Sabbat

The Autumn Equinox is not my favorite sabbat, but it could be. At the very least I think it’s under-appreciated. Some of that under-appreciation could be because of the popularity of Samhain (Let’s get September over with and get to late October!), or it might be related to the lack of other holidays happening concurrently around September 20. (The most popular Pagan sabbats generally overlap with prominent holidays in the over-culture, such as Christmas, Halloween, and Easter.)

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/panmankey/2019/09/the-autumn-equinox-could-be-your-favorite-sabbat/

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Inner Journey:

ORDINARY CAN BE AWESOME

“Everything in life can be nourishing. Everything can bless us, but we’ve got to be there for the blessing to occur. Being present with quality is a decision we are invited to make each day.”
— MacRina Wiederkehr

Spirit is not only found in holy places, prayer and meditation, yoga and retreats. It is everywhere — in your relationships, your work, your daily chores, in nature … if you are willing to connect deeply with your environment.

Open to connect with something and you open to its essence, its purpose and meaning. There are other dimensions of reality below what we normally see and hear. Open to the mystery.

“We live in a world of theophanies. Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb. Life wants to lead you from crumbs to angels, but this can happen only if you are willing to unwrap the ordinary by staying with it long enough to harvest its treasure.”
— Macrina Wiederkehr

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

No matter how things seem hope is near and love is present.

In the house,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Vienna Potatoes Recipe

This hearty dish combines potatoes, cream of mushroom soup and Vienna sausages

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Vienna-Potatoes-Recipe.html

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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
September 18, 2019

Language

“Language is power… Language can be used as a means of changing reality.”

-Adrienne Rich

The words we say carry weight, carry meaning. And it’s not only which words we say but the way that we say them, too. Look at the “spin” that can be put on things in advertisements and in political speeches. There are ways that we can make this concept work for us in our spiritual growth. Affirmations, for example. We use words and language to change our thinking, and we can change our lives. We create our own reality.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit
It might be a busy day, but try to make some time for yourself. Any time you spend meditating or settling your mind will be time well spent. It doesn’t have to be spent sitting around and being idle all day. Staring pensively into that cup of tea for a few moments can be equally beneficial. Calm your mind, and your heart, and make it an at-peace day.

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