Cat’s Morning Bits for August 31, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 31, 2021

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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August Quotes

“In August, the large masses of berries, which, when in flower, had attracted many wild bees, gradually assumed their bright velvety crimson hue, and by their weight again bent down and broke their tender limbs.”

  • Henry David Thoreau

gardendigest.com

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Senate honored Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor, by changing the name of their month “Sextilis” to “Augustus.” Middle English speakers inherited the name of the month of August, but it wasn’t until the mid-1600s that “august” came to be used generically in English, more or less as “augustus” was in Latin, to refer to someone with imperial qualities.

merriam-webster.com

August Events:

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 8 New Moon at 6:50 am PST/ 7:50 am MST/ 9:50 am EST

Aug 22 Full Corn Moon at 5:01 PST/ 6:01 am MST/ 8:01 am EST


Spirit Library: Understanding, Stability & Balance (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are seeing the fall of an old way of living and being. The fall of a world that is no longer relevant. We must allow it to fall and step back from the drama and chaos and into the center of ourselves where our knowing and our faith lies. This is a time where we must connect deeply with ourselves and become very conscious of our thoughts, emotions, and feelings. This awareness will help us to navigate through our challenges knowing that there is purpose in all that we are experiencing

Read more….

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Herbal Jedi: Blackberry Benefits | Brambles, Rambles, and more..

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Spiritual Unite: ORBS IN PICTURES – THE COMPLETE GUIDE
Orbs in pictures are evidence of the presence of spiritual beings. This phenomenon has been documented since the beginning of modern photography, with amateur and professional photographers alike reporting the appearance of these otherworldly entities.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Birthstone Magic

Each month of the year is associated with a specific stone – in some cases, two stones. From January’s bold red garnets to the speckled blue bands of December’s turquoise stones, there are any number of magical uses for the traditional birthstones

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams: THE COLOR BLUE DREAM MEANING AND SYMBOLISM

Often times the colors we see in dreams can deepen the meaning of a symbol we encounter. Today we’ll explore what it means to dream about the color blue and what it means.

Read more….

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Pagan Library: Amphitrite
Sourdough Jackson


The Lady went out sailing,
She spoke to all She saw,
And all who heard took ship with Her
And signed the sailors’ law.
She sailed across the foamy waves,
Her trident in Her hand,
Her throwing-net beside Her,
And little thought of land.
The Lady went out sailing.

Read more….

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Burning Resin Incense (Quick How-To)

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Elephant Journal: The #1 Self-Care Modality for Healers.

Self-care is a buzz phrase these days, and for good reason.
People are waking up to the fact that the norms and expectations of our society are not necessarily aligned with our highest good.

Read more….

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Treehugger: How Rattlesnakes Use Their Rattles To Trick People
They might not be as close as you think.

Every school kid learns why a rattlesnake rattles. The venomous snake shakes the interlocking scales on the end of its tail as a warning to ward off predators

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Winter Circle Before Dawn In Late Summer

Summer is drawing to a close for us in the Northern Hemisphere. Although it’s still hot outside across much of northern Earth, our days are rapidly shortening now, and our nights getting longer. Meanwhile, a major sign of winter looms large now in the predawn sky, as it does every year at this time. The waning crescent moon can guide your eye to this large lasso of stars – the Winter Circle – on mornings in in late August and early September 2021.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: All Magic Comes With a Price and That Price is Change
JOHN BECKETT

A phrase I’ve heard for years says “all magic comes with a price.”

That phrase is generally true, but not in the way most people think. There is no metaphysical equilibrium that must be maintained, no cosmic….

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Moonsong

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Inner Journey:

FEAR LIVES IN THE FUTURE

“We can’t fear the past. Fear is a future thing. And since the future’s all in our heads, fear must be a head thing.”
— Tom Payne

It helps to understand that fear is usually a projection into the future. We typically fear what MIGHT happen rather than what is happening now.

Susan Jeffers notes that 90% of what we fear usually does not materialize. So replace your images of disaster on the TV screen in your mind with awareness of what is really happening. And don’t allow your thinking to change channels.

“I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me.”
— Erica Jong

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

A question to ask yourself each morning that really lights fires, gongs bells, and summons resources is “What little, mortal, baby steps can I take today that will demonstrate expectancy, prepare for my dream’s manifestation, and above all, place me within reach of life’s magic?”

Please, ask this question and then take those steps, and I promise you’ll go down in history as a giant among your kind.

It’s never too late,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

This is a fast vegan smoothie with a deep pink color and a rich, creamy texture. VERY filling, and perfect for people in a rush in the morning. You don’t have to give up a good breakfast when it’s this fast to make! I use vitamin fortified soy milk.

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
August 31, 2021

Communication
“Listening is not merely not talking, though even that is beyond most of our powers; it means taking a vigorous, human interest in what is being told us.”

-Alice Deur Miller


Communication works both ways. In order for one party to feel that they are being heard, and understood, the other party must actively listen. It’s important that we give our full attention to the person speaking so that we can fully understand and appreciate what is being said. We just might learn something!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

Your emotions and instincts are working overtime today and this can distract you from doing the simplest of things. Whatever difficulties you encounter today – and they should be small ones – you will create more problems for yourself by being too psychically overactive. If someone is preoccupied with you and wishing you to have a rough day, you’ll know it but maybe not know who it is.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Thought For The Day: June 17, 2021 ” Slaying Dragons”

Happy Thursday,

We all have things that we fear, like new things or change for example. The truth is that once you face one of your fears you find that the others are easier to deal with. Each time you face something that scares you you become stronger, more resilient and you acquire a change of perspective. Face a fear today, even if it’s just that first step. The next step will be easier. let’s slay some dragons today!

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Speaking Well: Cat’s Angel Message for March 11, 2021

Speaking Well: Cat’s Angel Message for March 11, 2021

March Theme: Manifesting our dreams and goal requires focus and clarity. By working on self-love we find the inner peace needed to navigate our path like a pro.

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How you speak to yourself is just as important as how you speak to others. It is through building ourselves up that we are able to find inner peace and self-love. ~Cat

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311: We all have dreams and goals. Many of these dreams or goals we put on hold for various reasons. Money, time, fear, other people, or we are simply not ready to move forward. Today the Universe is asking us to dust off what we have put aside and bring those things back into the light. Remember, things don’t have to be perfect in order to go for what you want and get the ball rolling. The important part is taking that first step. Take time to focus each day on what you want to achieve. Use powerful statements, I AM, I CAN, I WILL to give yourself a boost of positive power. The Ascended Masters tell us ” Don’t be afraid to share your dreams and goals with others. It is through sharing them that will help give you energy and opportunity.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Raguel helps us to find our power and brings clarity when we feel conflicted about what to do next by providing a boost of energy and by bringing order to your thoughts. He also aids in the letting go process which is essential to moving forward. Raguel reminds us that sometimes people can get “freaky” when they see you moving off in a new direction and helps to smooth the way by resolving conflicts and disharmony with those around us as we work with our creative magic.

The Ascended Master Maitreya teaches us that laughter and joy are an essential part of self care and creates the positive energy we need to propel us forward. It helps us to let go stress and worry, which allows the light of faith and hope to shine through. The power of laughter clears and resets or energy field by releasing tension and emotions that have been held in check. This is an important lesson on our path, if it makes your heart sing then it’s the right direction.

The Greek goddess Nike, Lady of victory and success helps us to embrace the good things that we have accomplished. By acknowledging them we can increase our faith in ourselves as a creator. She says: “Do not be afraid to acknowledge the amazing things you have done but don’t rest to long on your laurels. Remember that your power comes through movement and momentum is lost through inactivity. Keep moving and you will be victorious!”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Moss Agate. This gentle stone promotes new beginnings and can help release the blocks that are keeping us from moving forward. It attracts new forms of abundance and teaches us how to channel our energy in new, creative ways. Often referred to as the gardener’s stone Moss Agate helps us connect to nature, the earth, and our own inner garden as well. Carry it with you or wear it during times of new growth.

The markings on Picture Jasper make this stone excellent for creative visualization and inspiration. It helps us to see the bigger picture and the part we play in it.

Nebula Stone. This energetically unique stone resembles the night sky. It allows you to see the value of the things around you and helps you to appreciate what you have while promoting gratitude toward yourself and others.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Thought For The Day: Jan. 15, 2021 “Illusions”

Happy Friday,

We all have our fears, they frighten us, or can make us stressed and anxious. However, quite often the things we fear the most are self created. Something happens to us that maybe startled us or made us uncomfortable. Then our mind goes into overdrive, it twists it and changes it into something else, and suddenly we are afraid. It happens to everyone and there comes a time when we are finally ready to face that fear. We examine it and see through it, through the illusion. That’s when we realize that its something that we didn’t need to be afraid of in the first place or that it’s nothing to be afraid of anymore. Remember that life is full of illusions. Learn to see through them and embrace life’s adventure!

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Welcome To The New Year: Cat’s Angel Message for January 1, 2021

Welcome To The New Year: Cat’s Angel Message for January 1, 2021

 .January’s Theme: Stay focused on your desires and not your fears or past happenings. Our thoughts are ready to manifest into reality and by staying focused on what’s positive we lessen the power of the things that we fear.

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New cycles should not be feared. Do what you can, when you can and make the most of what you are given. ~ Cat

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11: Each new year offers us the chance to grow on new personal and spiritual levels. This may seem daunting this time around due to the continuation and influence of last years events. This is a reminder that taking care of yourself is important as is encouraging and cultivating our own strengths as well as those we see in others. Maintaining your balance while embracing patience and perseverance will be the keys to unlocking the potential that will turn your dreams into reality. The Universe knows there is much we want to do with our lives and is reminding us to stand strong and follow the guidance that we receive. Remember that attitude is everything and what you send out will come back so take the January Theme to heart and take action when you need to. This will help feed the roots of the new growth we are striving for.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Uriel can help us to overcome obstacles by showing us where the solutions are that will lead to our success. He provides us with the additional information that we need to make the most informed decisions we can. No problem is too great or too small for him to assist with. Uriel also helps us to gain spiritual understanding and creative insight. Today is a good day to simply touch base with him, ask for help if needed or simply express gratitude for the blessings taking place in your life.

The Ascended Master Saint Germain helps us to persevere in our personal quests and provides us with courage and direction. He teaches us how to clear the way and free our minds from worry so that we can work on more important things and shows us the way to comfortably interact with people and situations that can help us achieve our goals.

The Greek goddess Persephone teaches us how to balance between light and dark and the importance of searching the shadows for what is lost or forgotten. Persephone tells us “Don’t be afraid to unearth what lies beneath or has been hidden. By shedding light in dark or weedy places you often find treasures that you had forgotten or set aside. These treasures can form the foundations that you need to navigate your path in life.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Aquamarine balance’s emotions that can become frayed during the changes that new cycles create. It helps us to move forward and navigate the ebb and flow of life. This stone also shields the aura, aligns the chakras and promotes communication from the higher realms.

Orange Calcite helps us to embrace our own power and the abilities we possess while eliminating self-defeating thinking. It also helps to balance the emotions and calm our fears so that we can work through problems and temporary setbacks so we may reach our full potential. It helps to dissolve problems and insecurities that can arise when we are faced with new opportunities.

Pietersite (Tempest Stone) helps us to work through beliefs and conditioning imposed upon us by others. It opens our intuitive connection and creates a link to a loving level of guidance. It also helps us see the truth and strengthen our will while increasing our focus of where we really want life to take us. It helps us to rid ourselves of negative energy and replaces it with calm.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 14, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 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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The sun’s away,
And the bird estranged;
The wind has dropped,
And the sky’s deranged;
Summer has stopped.
-Robert Browning (1812-89)

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October Events:

Oct 1: Full Blood Moon at 2:05 pm PST/ 3:05 pm MST/ 5:05 pm EST

Oct 9: Moon 3rd Qtr 5:39 pm PST/ /6:39 pm MST/ 8:39 pm EST

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day

Oct 16: Super New Moon at 12:31 pm PST/ 1:31 pm MST/ 3:31 pm EST

Oct 23: Moon 1st Qtr. 6:22 am PST/ 7:22 am MST/ 9:22 am EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Work With What Arises (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Collectively we are standing between worlds, on the threshold of incredible change. This space is a precarious and shifting environment where emotions are heightened, patience is tested and uncertainty is the norm.

Read more……

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Rare Footage of New Bird of Paradise Species Shows Odd Courtship Dance | Nat Geo Wild

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Prayers

Looking for prayers to celebrate the Pagan sabbat of Samhain? Try some of these, which honor the ancestors and celebrate the end of the harvest and the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Feel free to adapt them as needed, to fit the specifics of your own tradition and belief system.

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MBG: Can You Really Have A Black Aura? We Asked The Experts To Find Out

From purple to yellow to blue, there are countless color combinations that can make up your personal energy field, or aura.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Why We Should Take World Octopus Day Seriously

To share such a moment of deep tranquility with another being, especially one as different from us as the octopus, is a humbling privilege.

Sy Montgomery –

Why We Should Take World Octopus Day Seriously

In 2011 author and naturalist Sy Montgomery wrote “Deep Intellect,”for Orion magazine, her piece investigated the inner life of the octopus. “Since its publication this feature remains the most-read Orion article of all-time. On this World Octopus Day, we reached out to Sy for an update on her continued relationship with these eight-armed, three-hearted creatures, and how they might help guide us in this moment of tumult and uncertainty.” { read more }

Be The Change

It’s been called the love story the world needs right now — and it’s about a diver and his eight-legged friend. Watch the trailer to the remarkable documentary, “My Octopus Teacher” here. { more }

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Today’s DIY: How to Make Beeswax Candles – Tips and Tricks from an Expert Candlemaker | Bramble Berry

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Elephant Journal: How to Transform the Inner Critic into a Loving & Kind Inner Guide.

I’ve wanted to write for a long time now.
I’ve talked about writing for a long time now.

Lot’s of people tell me I should write; they’ve been telling me this for a long time now.

There’s only one problem.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: 8 Species With ‘Superpowers’ Thanks to Evolution and Invasion
Freeze-resistant cockroaches, poison-proof rats, and killer bees are just a few of the animals that developed extraordinary abilities to stay alive.

Imagine if nature or the circumstances of your environment forced you to adapt in a dramatic way. What if, for example.

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EarthSky News: Autumn’s false dawn, the zodiacal light

The next few weeks offer a wonderful opportunity to catch the mysterious zodiacal light – aka the false dawn – of autumn. The moon is out of the morning sky for the next two weeks, leaving the sky dark. Watch for the zodiacal light in the east – over the sunrise point on the horizon – an hour or so before true dawn begins to light the sky.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Mystic Pagan: Samhain

This is a very powerful pagan holiday where the thinning of the vale between the two worlds take place. It is said that one is able to connect with loved ones who have passed onto the other side of the vale during this time.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Eivør – Mín Móðir

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Inner Journey: FEAR LIVES IN THE FUTURE

“We can’t fear the past. Fear is a future thing. And since the future’s all in our heads, fear must be a head thing.”
— Tom Payne

It helps to understand that fear is usually a projection into the future. We typically fear what MIGHT happen rather than what is happening now.

Susan Jeffers notes that 90% of what we fear usually does not materialize. So replace your images of disaster on the TV screen in your mind with awareness of what is really happening. And don’t allow your thinking to change channels.

“I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me.”
— Erica Jong

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

When you finally get that call, meet that person, walk that walk, and live that dream, Do you think you’ll even care that there were a few dark and scary moments in a journey that made them all possible?

Trust me, you won’t even remember.

Keep walking,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Slow Cooker Pumpkin Oatmeal

An easy recipe for overnight oatmeal made in a slow cooker.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

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

Element: Air


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

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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

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Daily Wisdom
October 14, 2020

Study
“Just as eating contrary to the inclination is injurious to the health, so study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”

-Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)


A computer is impartial. It will save and store anything, and we can retrieve it from the computer just as we put it in there. But our minds don’t work that way. If something doesn’t matter to us, if it has no relevance to anything in our lives, then there is no reason for us to remember it, and we usually don’t. But when we choose to study something that is important to us, when we have that desire, then what we learn becomes a part of who we are. We make room for the memory in our mind, and we use the information in context with what we already know.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

See through a false impression or some illusion that has been projected to throw you off course or to misjudge someone. Done innocently or deliberately, you can dispel that false impression and work your way right through it. You could even do this without challenging or confronting anyone directly, thus saving yourself the trauma of a showdown. Go slow when making any decisions that affect others.

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/

Taking Control Of Fear: Cat’s Angel Message for August 26, 2020

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Taking Control Of Fear: Cat’s Angel Message for August 26, 2020

Believe in yourself and put fear in its place. ~Cat

August Theme: Positive focus and creative solutions help to draw both prosperity and abundance this month. You are a powerful creator and all that you need is within your grasp!

826:   Fear, like anger and negative thinking, happens and it’s normal (don’t let anyone tell you that they are not). However, just because they’re normal doesn’t mean that we should let ourselves get caught up in them. So it’s important HOW we handle these emotions. Fear can affect our outlook, our faith, our self-confidence, and even our lives. By allowing fear to take over our lives and actions it breaks our faith and stops our forward momentum. On the other hand, if we look for the underlying source of our fear and acknowledge it we find it easier to deal with and our inner strength and our power as a creator grows. Our angels are reminding us that we are safe and our needs are being met. Take some time today to clear your energy field and release any negatives that hanging around. You’ve totally got this!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Gabriel helps us to access our inner wisdom and shows us how it can guide and inspire us. Gabriel also teaches us the importance of communication on all levels. This helps us to overcome our fears so that we can complete the things we start and achieve positive results during times of transformation and change.

The Ascended Master Solomon helps us to take what we are given and make the most of it. He teaches us how to do things more efficiently as he guides us through difficult situations. Focus and efficiency help us in our quest for personal evolution and help create the necessary stepping stones we need to move ahead.

The Hindu Goddess White Tara embodies the beauty of Divine love and shows us the path to strengthening or restoring our faith. She says: “Come and sit beside me. I will help ease the worry in your heart and teach you how to replace it with gratitude and joy. This is where faith dwells and we must only open the doors and invite it forward.” Tara’s name means “star”, and like a star she helps to guide us along our path and through life.

Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Agate. This humble stone is the perfect one for grounding and balancing our energies. It also helps by raising our consciousness to access our higher self and promoting the awareness and acceptance of who we are and where we want to go in life. It nurtures our spiritual growth and inner strength by helping us to make the most of our life experiences.

Golden Ray Calcite to boost your creative thinking and to eliminate patterns of self defeating thinking. This helps to promote new and innovative ways to solve problems and move things forward.

Jade can provide aid in problem-solving and shows us the path to reaching our goals and actualizing our dreams. It also promotes emotional balance and self-confidence as it gently dissipates negativity and brings peace on all levels. Jade which attracts both prosperity and good luck. Jade helps us to understand that we are spiritual beings on this very human journey we call life. It stimulates knowledge and ideas.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Thought For The Day: August 18, 2020 “Do One Thing”

Happy Tuesday,

Yesterday we talked about dreams and goals and that we must take action to make them happen. Today’s quote goes along with that. For those of us who aren’t big risk-takers making things happen can be scary. However, if we do one thing or take one step even if its a small one then we are still making progress toward the life we want. Big isn’t always better. Slow and steady helps the fear become more manageable and gives you more control over your creation.

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I invite you to check out my websites!

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 1, 2020

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

 

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 1, 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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** Mercury Retrograde from June 18- July 12

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July Events & Holidays

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST

July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 12 Mercury goes direct

July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST

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Spirit Library: Our Collective Awakening (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are living in the most remarkable time as the Earth moves through a planetary shift, generating a period of great purification and transformation. This is a cataclysmic time with dramatic events occurring and revealing that every system and structure that upholds our world must evolve and change.

Read more…

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Witch Indeed: Pagan Gratitude: Rituals and Ideas

When waking up each day feels like you end up scrolling through endless damage reports, a bit of relief is needed. I found myself feeling increasingly cycling through feeling grouchy, irritated, full of despair and worse.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Cerridwen: Keeper of the Cauldron

The Crone of Wisdom
In Welsh legend, Cerridwen represents the crone, which is the darker aspect of the goddess. She has powers of prophecy, and is the keeper of the cauldron of knowledge and inspiration in the Underworld. As typical of Celtic goddesses, she has two children: daughter Crearwy is fair and light, but son Afagddu (also called Morfran) is dark, ugly and malevolent.

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MBG: These 5 Mosquito-Repelling Plants Are Easy To Grow In Any Garden

Love being outside but prone to bug bites? When it comes to choosing plants for your backyard or garden, going for ones that can help ward off mosquitoes isn’t a bad idea. And the good news is there are a handful of low-maintenance species that are effective mosquito repellers. Here are five plants you’ll want to have around this summer, plus how they work to keep the bugs at bay.

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Daily Good: Hard Times Require Furious Dancing

“I am the youngest of eight siblings. Five of us have died. I share losses, health concerns, and other challenges common to the human condition, especially in these times of war, poverty, environmental devastation, and greed that are quite beyond the most creative imagination. Sometimes it all feels a bit too much to bear. Once a person of periodic deep depressions, a sign of mental suffering in my family that affected each sibling differently, I have matured into someone I never dreamed I would become: an unbridled optimist who sees the glass as always full of something. It may be half full of water, precious in itself, but in the other half there’s a rainbow that could exist only in the vacant space.” More from Alice Walker in this short and powerful passage. { read more }

Be The Change

What does learning to dance mean to you? Is there a personal story of a time when you held the line of beauty, form and beat through grief and troubles? What helps you stay aware of your balance so you can maintain it?

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Today’s DIY: How to Make Your Own Smudge Sticks!

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Elephant Journal: The Best Way to Cope with Fear when it feels Unbearable.

My heart was pulsating through my chest, as my frail body felt a nudge with each slight of the wind.
The next time the wind began to blow, my body leaned into it almost willingly.

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Treehugger: 21 Reasons Why Forests Are Important
In case you’re missing the forest for the trees, here are a few reminders why woodlands are wonderful.

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EarthSky News:  Moon and Antares in early July

These next few evenings – July 1 and 2, 2020 – let the moon introduce you to Antares. It’s a red star and the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. Look first for the moon, and the nearby bright star will be Antares.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Significance of Naming as a Magickal Practice

But you said your last assignment was to memorize the names of all of them.’

I did. All the stars in all the galaxies. And that’s a great many.’

But how many?’

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Pagan Playlist: The Circle

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Inner Journey:

WISDOM

“…we need to abandon the idea that wisdom is knowing everything-the whys, the wherefores, the how-tos. Wisdom is often more subtle, both far simpler and exceedingly more complex. For wisdom requires the discerning, the listening to, the acknowledgment of nudges and notions, of senses and sensations, of the minute and what we often mistakenly assume is the mundane. Wisdom means listening to the still, small voice, the whisper that can be easily lost in the whirlwind of busyness, expectations, and conventions of the world….”
— Jean M. Blomquist

“Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s time.”
— Dale Dauten

“To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A Note from the Universe

Do you remember way back when, on the day you first earned your wings, how you worried about whether or not you’d be able to use them to lift yourself, and thereby the entire planet, higher?

And so I reminded you that the reason you earned them was because you already had?

You’ve already earned all that your heart desires.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Delicious Cilantro Chicken Salad

This delicious and tasty chicken salad is seasoned with fresh chopped cilantro, lime juice, and poultry seasoning.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Wednesday (masculine)

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
July 1, 2020

Gardening
“When I used to pick the berries for dinner on the East Quarter hills I did not eat one till I had done, for going a-berrying implies more than eating the berries. They at home got only the pudding: I got the forenoon out of doors and the appetite for the pudding.”

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Here’s an example of how the journey can be more important than the destination! Thoreau is known as a naturalist. He had a great affinity for nature, and loved to write about it. Sure, the pudding must have been a nice treat, but I can see where Thoreau felt that the adventures that led up to the pudding made it all the more delicious!

-Lissa Coffey

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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.

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Thought For The Day: June 19,2020 “Just Admit It”

Happy Friday,

Nobody likes to be scared. This is particularly true when we are faced with the changes that life throws our way. By admitting our fear we find it easier to face and deal with. This, in turn, makes opportunities more visible and helps us to see our path more clearly. Don’t be afraid to take a chance so your bravery by taking that important first step.

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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/