Cat’s Morning Bits for January 26, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 26, 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: Find Peace Within (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As we start the final week of January many are feeling exhausted as we continue to maintain balance in a world that seems to seesaw between extremes.

Read more…

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Echo and Narcissus: Greek mythology – See U in History (Fixed)

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Spiritual Unite: MEANING OF NUMBER 14 IN NUMEROLOGY

Recently this number has shown up in my life, I am sure you have seen this number or have a connection to it, and now you are wondering what it means. I will explain in this article.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Hold an Imbolc Candle Ritual for Solitaries

Hundreds of years ago, when our ancestors relied upon the sun as their only source of light, the end of winter was met with much celebration.

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: Practices From the Inside Out: Becoming Our True Selves

I believe spiritual life, our own unique spiritual path, is all about recognizing and becoming our true selves.

We hide ourselves from ourselves and from each other. Our true selves are precious to us and we go to great lengths to hide them, even before we realize what we are doing.

Read more….

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MBG: Have You Been Called An Old Soul? Here’s What That Really Means

Are you a curious, wise, or all around calm person? You might just be an old soul. Whether you’ve been called it before, or always had a feeling you were, what does being an old soul really mean? Here, we dive into the true meaning, plus, the signs to look out for that you could be an old soul.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Calm and Clear Healing Spell | Homemade Salve Recipe (The Green Witch)

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Elephant Journal: How to be like Peter Pan: 7 Ways to Awaken your Inner Child.

As J.M. Barrie wrote in his book Peter Pan: all children, except one, grow up.
Everyone except Peter himself, who retains his childlike innocence and wonder. Lately, I’ve realized I need to reclaim some of that wonder.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 10 Fascinating Facts About Elk

One of the largest mammals in North America, male elk can weigh well over 700 pounds, though they generally lose weight during the winter breeding season. Females tend to be lighter, usually averaging around 500 pounds.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: How to find the Winter Hexagon or Winter Circle

The brightest stars in the Northern Hemisphere’s winter sky form the shape of a large hexagon, or circle, that will help you locate 6 constellations.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Free Ways to Learn Witchcraft

It’s easy to take a cursory glance at social media and leave with the impression that learning to practicing witchcraft will cost you a lot of money, and certainly there are plenty of us that enjoy formalizing courses, specialized tools, and elaborate altars.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Blackmore’s Night – “Four Winds” – (Official Audio Stream)

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Inner Journey: ALL IS MIND

“I want to know the thoughts of God; the rest are details.”
— Albert Einstein

Everything — absolutely everything — that happens in our lives has a spiritual cause. Mental, emotional and physical events are only effects.

When we are struggling with any challenge, whether it be ill health, a lack of money, a lost job, relationships, an accident, whatever — we need to look for the spiritual learning. We can ask ourselves, “What quality does my soul want me to live more fully?”

“I went to the root of things, and found nothing but Him alone.”
— Mira Bai

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

There’s someone here, very wise and very caring. who’s not yet lived in time and space, who has a question for all those who have:

“Does the fact that each earthly life is so incredibly brief add to or detract from its sublime magnificence?”

Yeah, I said “add to” as well, but I was in a hurry…

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chef John’s Seven Pepper Pork Chop Is the Perfect Marriage of Dry and Fresh Peppers

Dry peppercorns for the rub and fresh peppers for the relish create the perfect marriage of flavor.

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
January 26, 2021

Challenge
“Providence has hidden a charm in difficult undertakings, which is appreciated only by those who dare to grapple with them.”

-Anne-Sophie Swetchine, 1869


Ah! Doesn’t this explain it! When we accept a challenge, work through it to the other side, then we understand and appreciate the growth that comes as our reward. It’s easy to shrug off a challenge, to think that it’s too big of a risk, that it could be a waste of our time. But to tackle a challenge, to grapple with it, leads us to a place where we discover just what we are capable of, and that is beautiful.

-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 January 25, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 25, 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: Balanced Sovereignty (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The perception of our reality is dramatically expanding, which is enabling us to see beyond the boundaries of our past conditioning. The veils of illusion continue to dissolve and reveal the separation and disconnection that exists both within us and in our world.

Read more….

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Earth Goddess Altar Tour – Creating Sacred Space Living Sustainably – Magical Crafting – Witchcraft

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Spiritual Unite: MEANING OF SOUL URGE NUMBER 3

The soul urge number 3 is attributed to those born on the dates; 3rd, 12th, 21st and 30th of the months of the year.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Recipes for the Imbolc Sabbat

Imbolc is a great time of fire and feasting. It’s the celebration of the goddess Brighid, guardian of the hearth and homefires, as well as the season of the Lupercalia, and of the spring lambing season.

Read more…

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Patheos / New Visions: 7 Life Lessons from The Boy and The Mole

Have you heard of the book The Boy, The Mole, the Fox and the Horse? It has topped the bestseller list in the Publisher’s Weekly Comics category for a year now, selling over a million copies. But to label this book a “comic” is a misnomer.

Read more….

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MBG: The Astrological “Day of Miracles” Falls On Thursday: Here’s What To Expect

With the Sun beaming in collaborative Aquarius since last week, the spirit of progress and unity are in the air—but, The AstroTwins say, we can’t make any assumptions. Here’s your horoscope for the week ahead.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Kiss the Ground: The Soil Story

To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.

  • Mahatma Gandhi –

Kiss the Ground: The Soil Story

“Science meets inspiration in this tale of nature’s best hidden innovation: soil. ‘The Soil Story,’made by Kiss the Ground, is a five-minute film that shares the importance of healthy soil for a healthy planet. Learn how we can “sequester” (store) carbon from our atmosphere, where it is harmful, and pull it back into the earth, where it belongs, through regenerative agriculture, composting, and other land management practices. The film was directed in partnership with Louis Fox, best-known for the acclaimed viral series, ‘The Story of Stuff’.” Watch the trailer here. { read more }

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The Gods of the Underworld around the World – Mythology Curiosities – See U in History

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Treehugger: 10 Best Herbs to Grow Indoors

Whether you’re an aspiring green thumb or an experienced gardener, choosing easy herbs to grow indoors can be a great way to spice up your cooking while producing some of your own food.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Come to know Pleiades star cluster, aka Seven Sisters

The Pleiades star cluster – also known as the Seven Sisters or M45 – is visible from virtually every part of the globe. It can be seen from as far north as the North Pole, and farther south than the southernmost tip of South America. It looks like a tiny misty dipper of stars

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Let Your Feelings Feed You and Nourish You and Hold You

In the storm of the world, in the midst of a world that is quieter (sometimes) and lonely (sometimes), I turn to my feelings.

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist: Mordred’s Lullaby (TOL mix)

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Inner Journey: WORK WITH TENSION

“You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.”
— James G. Bilkey

We need tension in our lives. It’s the force of personal evolution — it sparks creativity and higher consciousness. If we’re not comfortable with a situation, we try to improve it, right?

Tension arises through our experience of opposites. These opposites fight each other as each one struggles for dominance. Tension is transformed when two opposite dimensions of reality are brought together in balance and in wholeness.

Know that tension is an integral part of growth. Instead of avoiding or resisting tension when it arises, identify the opposing forces at play. Make space for each of them to be there together and the tension will transform.

We encounter tensions between positives and negatives, mind and body, self and environment, self and others, and personality and soul – the dualities in our lives.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
— Neale Donald Walsch

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Did you know that for every smile you smile, more than you give will come your way?

That for every “thing” you think of, it moves closer to you?

And that for all the love you share, the younger you’ll look, the happier you’ll feel, and the bouncier you’ll walk?

Always go for more bouncy,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Olive Oil Banana Bread

A moist banana bread made with olive oil, Greek yogurt (or sour cream), and a crunchy walnut topping. I borrowed techniques from a few recipes to create my ideal recipe!

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
January 25, 2021

Challenge
“To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.”

-Gail Sheehy, 1986


So here’s our challenge. Every day is a new day, a new start. What shall we do with ourselves? I know, we’re busy people, we have enough to do. But are we challenging ourselves? Are we learning and growing and stretching ourselves to do the best that we can every day? It doesn’t matter what we do so much as how we go about doing it. We meet a challenge by going for it!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

Find a way to inject an artistic touch to whatever you’re doing and get extra satisfaction and have greater success at what you’re doing. You may not think of yourself as artistic, but it will be hard to hide or resist your creative side today. Even the most mundane and boring tasks can be made more pleasant by adding a dash of artistic expression. Within reason and appropriateness, let it shine!

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 December 17, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 17, 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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Out yonder there was this huge world, which exists independently of us human beings and which stands before us like a great, eternal riddle, at least partially accessible to our inspection and thinking.
-Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

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Spiritual Unite: Moth Spirit Animal Meaning – Blinded By The Light

Your moth spirit animal signifies that you are hiding your problems from yourself and others around you.
It also represents optimism in the face of adversity, as well as searching for the light in your life.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Yule Rituals

Yule, the winter solstice, is a time of great symbolism and power. It marks the return of the sun, when the days finally begin to get a little longer. It’s also a time to celebrate with family and friends, and share the spirit of giving during the holidays. Here are some great Yule rituals that you can do to celebrate this winter Sabbat, either as part of a group or as a solitary.

Read more…..

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MBG: Your Weekly Horoscope Is In: Here’s How To End 2019 On A High Note

2019 isn’t over yet, but today the AstroTwins share why now is the time to start your resolution-making.
Clearance for takeoff! This Friday, December 20, Venus—the rocket ship of love—blasts into futuristic, anything-goes Aquarius until January 13, 2020.

Read more….

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Daily Good: This Is Your Brain On Music

“Musical training doesn’t just improve your ear for music — it also helps your ear for speech. That’s the takeaway from an unusual new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers found that kids who took music lessons for two years didn’t just get better at playing the trombone or violin; they found that playing music also helped kids’ brains process language.” { read more }

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MNN: Why dark sky tourism is catching on

In the fight to protect natural wonders around the world from pollution, development and other man-made byproducts of our modern world, it’s an overlooked fact that we’re on the verge of losing one of our most enchanting. Even more ironic, it’s not something that requires travel or tickets to experience. The night sky — a free, all-access glowing spectacle — has been tamed by humanity to the point where 83% of the world’s population now live under light polluted skies.

Read more……

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EarthSky News: Start watching for Ursid meteors

Tonight – December 17, 2019 – marks what might be your first night for seeing meteors in the annual Ursid meteor shower. This shower typically peaks around the December solstice, which, in 2019, comes on December 21 or 22, depending on your time zone. The shower’s peak morning is probably December 22, but any of the next few mornings should yield some Ursids as well. The meteor shower usually ends around December 26.

Read more……

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Patheos-Pagan: Dance of the Maenad: The Faery Path

The faery path is winding and laden with poison fruits, plants both baneful and healing. The leaves clinging to twisted oak branches chime like bells as they sway, the wood creaking like a violin. The air itself is intoxicating, shimmering, undulating.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

DISTINGUISH PERSONALITY DESIRES FROM SOUL NEEDS

“Human history is the sad result of each one looking out for himself.”
— Julio Cortazar

We indulge ourselves when we seek to meet our longings through desires of the personality. We indulge ourselves when we buy more clothes to make us happy, when we eat another snack to ease the hunger, when we have an affair to feel powerful or loveable. Any pleasure we get, if we get any at all, is shallow and short-lived.
The only lasting satisfaction can come from meeting the deep spiritual needs of the soul. We discover what we are really after in life when we identify the spiritual qualities and needs that lie behind our desires for material pleasures.

“But life lived only for oneself does not truly satisfy men or women. There is a hunger in Americans today for larger purposes beyond the self.”
— Betty Friedan

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Heaven forbid! Do you really think I’d let you go to a place where you couldn’t find new friends, laughter, health, and abundance of every sort? Where you couldn’t be happy about something every single day? Where you would be limited, stuck, or unable to change your circumstances?

Do you even think such a place might exist?

Not in a zillion years.

Your Michelin Tour Guide to the Cosmos –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Butterscotch Pudding

Creamy butterscotch pudding is easy to make at home with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Learn how to make it in this short video.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
December 17, 2019

Environment

“I had assumed that the Earth, the spirit of the Earth, noticed exceptions – those who wantonly damage it and those who do not. But the Earth is wise. It has given itself into the keeping of all, and all are therefore accountable.”
-Alice Walker, 1988

That really is the way it works, isn’t it? The Earth can’t differentiate one person from another, because we’re all one! So, what one of us does affects all of us. We’re all in this together; we can’t afford to be selfish. We have to keep the “big picture” in mind at all times.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

Things may not be going the way you like, but this is no time to give up. Whatever went wrong yesterday or last year is no excuse to stop trying to make things right. Be honest with yourself and do what you can to at least not make matters worse. There’s nothing that can’t be forgiven, repaired or replaced. Keep the faith and keep going.

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 December 12, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 12, 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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The hills look gaunt in russet garb:
Against the sky the leafless woods
Are dark, and in their solitudes
The chill wind pierces like a barb.
-Clinton Scollard (1833-70)

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Spiritual Unite:  Mouse Spirit Animal Meaning – So Mighty

If you have the mouse spirit animal, you have the unique symbolism of the mouse as a way to help guide you.
Your spirit animal can offer insight into the areas of your life that need your attention.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo:  Magical Recipes for Yule

The holidays are a time when recipes are swapped and delicious meals are prepared, and Yule is no exception. A midwinter celebration that dates hundreds of years, Yule is the season for spending time with friends and family, and food often takes center stage at these gatherings. Whether you’re planning a pot of wassail, carving up a chocolate Yule log, or spooning up a savory soup, this is a great time of year to make some magic in your kitchen.

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MBG: I’m An Energy Healer & This Is How I Quickly Raise Good Vibes

Everything around us is made up of energy—a lesson you probably learned in high school physics class. As an energy healer, it’s my job to study the body’s subtle energy systems.

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Pioneer Thinking: The Story Behind The Norfolk Pine

The traditional holiday fir, the Norfolk Island Pine, has a back story worthy of a Hollywood movie. When you see these delicately shaped pines at your favorite retail store, you’re taking home a bit of nautical history.

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Elephant Journal: The Last Full Moon of the Decade: Gemini & the 12/12 Portal.

Astronomer Dr. Percy Seymour puts forth that astrology is a science of magnetism, a universal force as significant as gravity.
It is an ancient language spoken by the cosmos, and interpreted by man through sacred symbolism.

Read more……

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MNN: 6 surprising ways mindfulness meditation can improve your brain

You’ve heard how good mindfulness is for you, but did you know it helps you grow new brain cells, changes how your brain functions and even resets your perception of pain?

Read more……

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EarthSky News: Geminid meteors to peak this weekend

The annual Geminid meteor shower is expected to reach its peak this weekend – though under the glaring light of the almost-full waning gibbous moon. The peak morning is likely to be Saturday, December 14, 2019 – or, possibly, Sunday, December 15, 2019. But the morning of December 13 might offer some meteors, too. These colorful meteors tend to be bright, so you might see as many as 20 or so Perseids per hour, despite the moonlight. On a dark night, free of moonlight, you can easily spot 50 or more meteors per hour.

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Patheos-Pagan: My Goddess Doesn’t Do Guilt Trips And Jesus Was A Deathwalker

As someone who is attempting to grow within myself and in my understanding of the deeper world, I’ve noticed that there are those who strive to keep us in spiritual kindergarten. These are the gatekeepers who want to tell us which gods are appropriate and how to interact with them.

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Inner Journey:

SELF-DECEPTION

“The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one’s self.”
— Phillip James Bailey

Are you hiding in some way from your own inner light?

I wouldn’t dream of stealing things but I do steal from my own potential. I can be a master at rationalizing, at justifying why it’s not the right time to do something challenging. My arguments seem valid but deep down, I know they’re excuses.

“The longer the excuse, the less likely it’s the truth.”
— Robert Half

“When we know deep down that we’re acting with integrity despite impulses to do otherwise, we feel gates of higher energy and inspiration open inside of us.”
— Dan Millman

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

Not the pain or the relief. Not the answer or the question. Not the challenge or the victory. The song or the sparrow…

Nothing is random.

I’m like that,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Almond or Pumpkin Seed Matcha Muffins

Do you enjoy matcha? You should try these delicious matcha muffins topped with your choice of topping. I used almond slices for half and the other half pumpkin seeds!

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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
December 12, 2019

Environment

“I am I plus my surroundings; and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself.”

-Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955)

I know that this spiritual community totally understands the meaning of these words. When we get into that space where we can’t tell where we leave off and the environment begins, it is total bliss. We know that taking care of the environment is the same thing as taking care of ourselves.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

Be inconspicuous if you can, stay out of your own way, and see how many things go right all by themselves. Real luck is looking for you today, but you can chase it away by trying to have too much control over everything. This is not a day to micromanage. Rather, listen to your hunches, and don’t demand solid answers or too many facts or figures.

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 December 11, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 11, 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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Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together.
-Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900)

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Spiritual Unite: The Spiritual Symbolism Of Peacocks | Love And Dream Meanings

The spiritual symbolism of the peacock has been recognised in every corner of the world for centuries – even longer, perhaps!
From Asia to the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas. There are myths and legends involving the symbolism of the peacock.

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ThoughtCo: Wicca, Witchcraft or Paganism?

As you study and learn more about magical living and modern Paganism, you’re going to see the words witch, Wiccan, and Pagan pretty regularly, but they’re not all the same.

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Tetraktys: 10 Ways to Celebrate Yule Without a Coven
Hello witches! If you didn’t know already, Yule is the pagan and Wiccan celebration of the winter solstice. This year, it will happen on December 21st. Did you know that a lot of Christmas traditions have pagan roots? For this reason, it’s very easy to celebrate the winter solstice and the holidays from a pagan point of view. This article contains my top 10 ideas to celebrate Yule. You don’t even need to be in a coven to do them!

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Daily Good: Earth as Goddess

Baba Mandaza Augustine Kademwa, from Zimbabwe, was born a Svikiro (in Shona, his native tongue), a carrier of many earth and water spirits, and a Mondhoro (Lion), one who is in constant prayer on behalf of others.Mandaza is an African traditional healer and voice for Mother Nature, he carries with him, in his heart, the Central African spiritual tradition of healing and peacemaking. In the following interview he dives into the heart of our relationship with Mother Earth and a path to healing within and without.{ read more }

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Elephant Journal: For those who Struggle to Find the Light during the Holidays.

Holidays always come on too strong.
Not all lights guide us. Holiday lights, as magical as they once were when we were younger, can somehow overwhelm us into a deeper despair—especially those of us carrying wounds.

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MNN: Why do smells trigger such vivid memories?

The smell of a newly mowed lawn may take back to your childhood days tumbling in the backyard. Maybe catching a whiff of a certain perfume instantly reminds you of your mom.

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EarthSky News: Cold Moon to prelude Geminid peak

The last full moon of the year falls on December 11 or 12, 2019, depending upon your time zone. We in North America often call the December full moon the Cold Moon or Long Night Moon.

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Patheos-Pagan: Celebrating Yule: Light in the Darkness

The Winter Solstice is the shortest day and longest night of every year. The date of the Winter Solstice is variable and can occur anywhere from December 20 to December 23. After the Winter Solstice the amount of sunlight we receive will gradually lengthen until starting to decline again six months later at the Summer Solstice.

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Inner Journey:

SMILE!

“Smile, it’s free therapy.”
— Doug Horton

I’ve learned that if I put a smile on my face when I’m feeling down, my spirits will automatically lift. The body knows that a smile means happiness.

Knowing this doesn’t mean I’m always willing to do it. Many times, I have absolutely refused to cheer myself up. Isn’t that interesting!

It’s a clue that sometimes the ego positively enjoys being miserable. It can be enlightening to explore the pay-offs we get from our black moods.

“Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him; for where there is nothing but pure misery there is never any recourse to the mention of it.”
— Samuel Johnson

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A Note from the Universe

Most people quickly forget car types, brand names, and whether or not you could throw a Frisbee but forever remember the broadly smiling, animal talking, tree hugging eccentrics they befriended.

Go for the latter.

Putting the “U” in Unforgettable,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Frosted Eggnog Cupcakes

These eggnog cakes are the perfect comforting dessert for the holidays. They’re topped with a luscious spiced cream cheese frosting. Perfect with a cup of coffee!

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
December 11, 2019 

Environment

“In the relations of man with the animals, with the flowers, with the objects of creation, there is a great ethic, scarcely perceived as yet, which will at length break forth into light.”

-Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

Victor Hugo said this over 100 years ago. Do you think that the ethic has broken forth into light? What will it take for the world to understand that we are intricately connected to our environment? There are people and organizations making great efforts to preserve our environment, and to stop a lot of the abuse of nature that has been going on. But it seems like these organizations have to fight to get their message across. Hopefully with the growing popularity of hybrid cars, and solar power, we’ll be able to make a difference – and show that we are evolving, technologically and spiritually.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

Think twice before you speak or act and avoid any slip up or oversight that could make extra work for you tomorrow. Exercise more discretion, check the facts, and don’t automatically believe everything that you’re told. Be clear that you’re not suspecting the world of lying to you; you’re simply being prudent and cautious. It shows how much you care about getting things set right for everyone.

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