Cat’s Morning Bits for Friday, December 2, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Friday, December 2, 2022

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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December Quotes

“I was surprised my quilt and pillow were cold,
I see that now the window’s bright again.
Deep in the night, I know the snow is thick,
I sometimes hear the sound as bamboo snaps.”

BaiJuyi, Night Snow

gardendigest.com

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December Events 2022

Dec. 7 Full Moon at 8:08 pm PST/ 9:08 pm MST/ 11:08 pm EDT

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule and Sun enters Capricorn

Dec 23 New Moon at 2:16 am PST/ 3:16 am MST/ 5:16 am EST

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve & celtic Tree Month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

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Spirit Library: Cravings You Can’t Ignore
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

Perhaps you suspended your interests for decades; perhaps not. But you now have a need to function outside your expected norms. It is as if you have gifted yourself a magic wand to perform the miracles you longed for but did not allow yourself to have.

Read more….

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Yuletide Witches Bells – Witchy DIY Decor and Protection Magic – Magical Crafting

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Spirituality & Health: How to Strengthen Your Intuition Through the Lunar Cycle
by Mara Branscombe

Use these simple but powerful methods to attune yourself to the moon’s phases to develop stronger intuition.
Whether we are aware of it or not, we are all deeply connected to the moon’s 29.5-day cycle.

The human body is composed of approximately 60 percent water. Like the moon’s pull on the ocean tides, the moon similarly provides us with an ebb and flow of energy that can be observed if we take the time to notice it.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Magical Colors of the Yule Season

By Patti Wigington
Updated on May 01, 2019


When it comes to doing Yuletime magic, there’s a lot to be said for color correspondences. Look around you, and think about the colors of the season. Some of the most traditional seasonal colors have their roots in age-old customs, and can be adapted to suit your magical needs.

Read more….

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MBG: December 2022 Monthly Horoscope: What Astrologers Want You To Know

Another calendar turn is upon us—and it feels like it happened so fast! But 2022 won’t go silently into the night. First of all, it’s Sagittarius season until December 21, which is a naturally jovial time once again.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Velvet Apple Bubble Bath Recipe

Try this easy to make at home Velvet Apple bubble bath recipe.

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Treehugger: What to See in the Night Sky for December 2022
A close approach with Mars and dueling meteor showers cap off the year.

Santa’s sleigh isn’t even packed yet, but the December sky already has a few celestial gifts at the ready to close out 2022. So warm your gloves by the fire, heat the hot chocolate, and bundle up for a month of spectacular meteor showers, stargazing, a close encounter with Mars, and the winter solstice.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: December Magick: 7 Herbs for the Season
NOVEMBER 30, 2022 BY CHARLOTTE WILDE

The magic of December is upon us.

If we haven’t already, we may be preparing to pick out a Yule tree to decorate or beginning to spruce up our abodes with foliage for the season.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Dawning – A Tergo Lupi – Instrumental Dark Folk (Tagelharpa & Ritual Drum)

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Inner Journey:

NATURAL VIBRATIONS

“I sing the body electric.”
— Walt Whitman

The water that makes up so much of our bodies is like oceann water. The salt crystals in this water vibrate at ever-changing frequencies. Our hearts are the emotional centers of our bodies, and they put out frequencies that are 10 times the power of thefrequencies of our brains.

When we are happy, we vibrate at a higher frequency than when we are angry or sad. Our emotions change the chemical composition of the water in our systems. That’s why happy tears taste different than tears of sadness.

Experiencing physical, emotional and mental stillness harmonizes the vibrational output of the body, heart and mind and we become stronger.

“The message we give our bodies — one of irritation or acceptance — is the message to which our bodies will answer.”
— Deb Shapiro

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Garlic Shrimp Pasta Bake

This shrimp casserole with noodles is quick and easy. With shrimp and pasta coated in a creamy herb sauce, this seafood pasta bake is a meal the whole family will love.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth

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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
December 2, 2022

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Devil
Some days you just want to be self-indulgent, and today is one of those days. Put those feelings on the back burner while at work or out in public. After the serious part of the day is over, the danger actually increases for you. Don’t overindulge and make yourself sick or regretful. Sometimes too much of a good thing is too much, and you want to start tomorrow feeling good.

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 Friday, November 18, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Friday, November 18, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“Pleasures lie thickest where no pleasures seem:
There’s not a leaf that falls upon the ground
But holds some joy of silence or of sound,
Some spirits begotten of a summer dream.”

Laman Blanchard

gardendigest.com

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 6 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 8 Full Beaver Moon 3:02 am PST/ 4:02 am MST/ 6:02 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 23 New Moon at 2:57 pm PST/ 3:57 pm MST/ 5:57 pm EST

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Spirit Library: Spirit Guides: Hard at Work or Hardly Working?
Pepper Lewis


(Q) Why would any being who has evolved beyond the 3D human plane want to be a spirit guide for someone on earth? If it were me, I’d run as far as I could in the opposite direction.

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How a Kitchen Witch prepares for winter | Healing potions | cozy kitchen witch tips

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Spirituality & Health: How to Use Alchemy to Transform Anxiety
by Keri Mangis

Learn how to use the practice of emotional alchemy to turn your fight-or-flight response into conquerable anxiety.
Anyone who experiences anxiety, whether chronically or occasionally, has probably received some of the same tired and ultimately ineffective advice:

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Moody Moons Blog: How to Channel Negative Energy Into Positive Magic

Don’t fight negative energy! Learn to use it as a potent source of power to fuel positive changes in your life.

When it comes to icky vibes, it’s easy to let them drag you into self-destructive behavior.

Read more….

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MBG: What It Means If You Have A Gold Aura + How To Thrive With It

Auras are thought to be the unseen energetic field around all living things, and they can manifest as a particular color depending on your emotional state.

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Exemplore: Five Crystals Associated With the Water Element
CLAIREAUG 3, 2022

Water Element Crystals
In crystal healing, the term “element” refers to the natural elements of earth, wind, fire, air and spirit. Each variety of crystal is associated with an element that matches its individual properties and energy

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Treehugger: Freshwater Biome: Types, Plants, and Wildlife
Fostering Everything From Water Lilies to Manatees Across the World

Of the two major aquatic environments, the freshwater biome is often overshadowed by its marine counterpart, Earth’s largest and home to some of the weirdest, most wonderful wildlife on the planet. But don’t count out the rivers and streams of the world just yet.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon and Spica on November 20 and 21

Moon and Spica
The old waning crescent moon can guide you to the bright star Spica on the mornings of November 20 and 21, 2022. A good time to look is roughly an hour before sunrise.

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Patheos-Pagan: Working spells with Earth Magic
JANUARY 5, 2021 BY RACHEL PATTERSON

Several types of magic lend themselves to working with the earth element.

Burying
Perhaps an obvious one. Burying your petitions in soil is perfect. Burying spells at crossroads is also very traditional. Spell remnants can also be buried. Just be mindful to only bury biodegradable items.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Arno Kilhoffer – Brian Boru’s March (featuring Marina Lys)

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Inner Journey:

COMPASSION

“What I want in my life is compassion, a flow between myself and others based on a mutual giving from the heart.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg


“The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.”
— Thomas Merton


“When we experience the pain of another person, we instinctively want to take away that pain. But by taking away the other person’s pain, we also take away his or her opportunity to grow. To be truly compassionate, we must be able to share another person’s suffering and pain — knowing there is nothing we can do to relieve it and that we are not responsible for it, and yet knowing and understanding what that pain feels like.”
— John Gray

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Embrace criticism… whether from the wise or from fools.

Never have words been uttered that didn’t have meaning to those who’ve heard them.

How’s that for stopping you in your tracks?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sweet Potato Crunch

This sweet potato crunch is a fun and yummy dish for Thanksgiving. People who don’t eat sweet potatoes usually love it!

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth

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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

It’s important to stick with the plan already in place and be loyal to those who are already committed to you. You’re not so much part of a team as you are the leader of a group of people who will do what you ask of them if you only treat them properly and look after their needs, especially the tiny personal ones.

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 Friday, November 11, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Friday, November 11, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“The last seed
falls from the sunflower-
empty pond.

The long awaited
rattle of rain on rooftops-
Thanksgiving Day.”

Michael P. Garofalo, Cuttings

gardendigest.com

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 6 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 8 Full Beaver Moon 3:02 am PST/ 4:02 am MST/ 6:02 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 23 New Moon at 2:57 pm PST/ 3:57 pm MST/ 5:57 pm EST

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Spirit Library: Freedom
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

New images, sensations, feelings, and actions are coming to the forefront for you and millions of other earth beings. For maybe the first time ever, NO is the word for millions – as if the veil of fear has been lifted.

Read more….

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Practices for the Broom-Closeted Witch

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Spirituality & Health: A Guided Earth Medicine Sleep Meditation
by Julie Peters

In this sleep meditation, connect with the energy of the earth element to help you cleanse any unhelpful energy, find support and relaxation, and meet the unconditional love that Earth is a conduit for. Use this meditation if you are feeling stressed, anxious, ungrounded, or simply need help drifting off into a restful sleep

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Myrrh

By Patti Wigington
Updated on April 22, 2018


If you do any work at all with aromatherapy, chances are good you’ve encountered the scent of myrrh at some point. Much like frankincense, myrrh is not an herb but a resin, and appears with some relevance in a number of religious and spiritual contexts.

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Exemplore; How to Read Eights in Tarot
BEV GSEP 19, 2022

Eight: The Number of Inspiration, Intuition, and Planned Success
The eights are dynamic, energetic cards that indicate transformation, movement and change. Drawing an eight in a tarot reading suggests the querent is due for a period of intense growth and accelerated development.

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Treehugger: Climate Change to Boost Global Rainbow Rate
A new study estimates a 5% increase in rainbows by the end of the 21st century.

With apologies to Kermit the frog, there will likely be a lot more songs about rainbows by the year 2100.

According to a new study by researchers at the University of Hawai‘i (UH) at Mānoa, the average land location on Earth will experience about 5% more rainbows by the end of the 21st century.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Mars in 2022! Near moon November 10 and 11

Mars is drawing ever-nearer to its opposition on December 8, 2022. That’s when Earth will fly between Mars and the sun, and the distance between our 2 worlds will be the least for this 2-year period.

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Patheos-Pagan: Paganism for the Long Haul
NOVEMBER 6, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


What do you do when the things that used to bring you satisfaction, meaning, and joy no longer do?

Or perhaps more confusingly, when you don’t want to do these things anymore despite knowing they will bring you satisfaction, meaning, and joy?

Read more….

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A Witches guide to making Winter magical 🌲 Self Love & Care

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Inner Journey:

RAISING YOUR SIGHTS

“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion ofhis consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all livingcreatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.”
— Albert Einstein

To grow in consciousness, we expand our perspectives on life. So how do we do that? The more we work with the universal — the concept of unity and wholeness, the more everything makes sense. Parts have meaning when they are understood to be parts of a biggerpicture.

Consciousness is all about relationships — especially how the lower relates to the higher and how the darkness can exist within the light. Hold and experience contradictions like anger with love. Let opposites coexist in you without choosing one over the other.

“Higher consciousness, enLIGHTenment, comes from meaningful experiences and lessons passed with the understanding that there truly is only one law – the Law of Love. When one leads a life expressing this belief, the mindand heart begin to open to new realities, and other dimensional truths become known.”
— Dr. Norma Milanovich & Dr. Shirley McCune

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

As part of this week’s celebrations, I’m going to share a little secret with you.

Actually, I should have shared it with you ages ago, but most “people” aren’t ready for this kind of secret. It’s the secret to getting anything, absolutely anything you want. To magnetizing into your life the things, emotions, and circumstances you dream of. It explains how masters become masters and adepts become adepts. And it’ll finally convince you that I am always there with you to lend a hand or perform a miracle. Ready?

Practice.

Because just a little practice, goes further than you could ever imagine.

Now fight the temptation to nod and shrug it off. Do something! Visualize just a little. Act with faith just a little. Explore your beliefs just a little. Manifest a little something; a phone call, a compliment, a flower, whatever.

Expect a little miracle. Expect a little help. Expect it to be easy.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cabbage Roll Casserole

My cabbage roll casserole has all the ingredients of stuffed cabbage rolls but is a lot easier to make! This basic recipe will appeal to everyone but if you prefer more flavor, consider adding crushed garlic, paprika, thyme, or cayenne pepper.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth


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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

Even if it’s a busy day at work or with loved ones, it may still be an introspective kind of day when you need to frequently take a quiet moment to reflect. Be organized and perform your tasks well, but also find those quiet instances when you can make sense of your feelings and impressions. You can get a great deal done today, and feel inwardly satisfied about it.

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 Friday, November 4, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Friday, November 4, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.

With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring.”

Elizabeth Coatsworth

gardendigest.com

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 6 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 8 Full Beaver Moon 3:02 am PST/ 4:02 am MST/ 6:02 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 23 New Moon at 2:57 pm PST/ 3:57 pm MST/ 5:57 pm EST

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Spiritual Unite: NUMBER 14 MEANING – BALANCE FREEDOM WITH CONTROL
Susan Brunton

Through synchronicity, the universe often shows us clues, messages and instructions encoded within numbers.

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Purification Balm || Simple Spell for Self Healing/ The Green Witch

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Spirituality & Health: 15 Inner Child Journaling Prompts to Spark Healing
by Shannon Kaiser

Need help caring for yourself? You might benefit from inner child journaling.
“Everyone has a secret battle we know nothing about. That’s why we choose love, always.” —Emma Lovewell

We all have an inner healing journey that we often keep private and don’t share with others. This can show up in the form of hidden fears, doubt, insecurities, and even old childhood inner wounds that get blocked and stored in the body, preventing us from moving forward in life. One powerful way to begin or promote our healing journey is through inner child journaling.

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Learn Religions: Disposal of Ritual Offerings

By Patti Wigington
Updated on February 21, 2018
A common question that comes up is the matter of how to dispose of offerings made during a ritual once the ritual has concluded. Disposal methods may vary, depending on a few things.

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MBG: What To Know About November’s Birthstone + How To Take Care Of It

Every month has a specific birthstone (and birth month flower!), and for folks born in November, their birthstone is topaz. Here’s what to know about topaz, from its properties to its uses, according to crystal experts.

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Exemplore: Witchcraft: How to Cast a Simple Circle
BEV GAUG 3, 2022

The Importance of Casting a Circle
One of the basic practices in witchcraft is casting a circle. The purpose of a circle is to create a sacred, magical space where the witch is able to meditate or perform a spell, a healing, or a ritual of protection or gratitude.

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Treehugger: Skip the Rake and Leave the Leaves for a Healthier, Greener Yard

Nature’s autumn bounty of fallen leaves isn’t usually a problem for lawns and gardens, and mulching the ground with them actually helps to feed the soil for a healthier yard.

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EarthSky News: Taurid meteors in 2022: Watch for fireballs!

Taurid meteors in 2022: Lots of fireballs?
Taurid fireballs – visible in Earth’s skies in October and November – are often colorful. They often fragment as they streak slowly through the sky. In most years, only one percent of all Taurid meteors are fireballs

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Patheos-Pagan:

Where Are Today’s Pagan Temples and Who Goes There?
NOVEMBER 2, 2022 BY NIINA NISKANEN


In the ancient world, people could find pagan shrines and temples in every larger city and village. But where are today’s pagan temples and who are the pagans who go there?

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Pagan Playlist: The Pilgrim – Walking Into The Forest (2019) (New Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

TRUST IN ABUNDANCE

“Once, when we were discussing a world peace project with my teacher, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, somebody asked him, ‘Where is all the money going to come from?’ And he replied without hesitation, ‘From wherever it is atthe moment.'”
— Deepak Chopra

How can you open to greater trust that you’ll always have what you need?

Fear, doubt, anxiety and disbelief all serve to repel abundance from us. Faith, love and gratitude for the gifts of our lives keep energy and abundance flowing. The more we trust in our well being, the more it will be realized.

“Manifestation is an act of trust. It is the soul pouring itself out into its world, like a fisherman casting a net to gather in the fish he seeks; with each cast properly made, we will bring what we need to us, but firstwe must hurl ourselves into the depths without knowing just what lies beneath us.”
— David Spangler

higherawareness.com

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Today’s Recipe: Quick and Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This chicken enchilada casserole recipe is so good that my four picky kids eat it — and I got my picture in the paper for it! If you want to skip the charring step, simply tear the tortillas into quarters so they absorb the sauce better.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth

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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Tarot: The World

Great wealth is available to you today. It may not be monetary, but some of it just may be. Look around you, do your best, and take measure of all the opportunities that are being given to you today. This might be the start of an upturn in your well-being and status with co-workers or family members. Feel rich and blessed. The World says you are!

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 Friday, October 21, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Friday, October 21, 2022

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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October Quotes

“Colors burst in wild explosions
Fiery, flaming shades of fall
All in accord with my pounding heart
Behold the autumn-weaver
In bronze and yellow dying
Colors unfold into dreams
In hordes of a thousand and one
The bleeding
Unwearing their masks to the last notes of summer
Their flutes and horns in nightly swarming
Colors burst within
Spare me those unending fires
Bestowed upon the flaming shades of fall.”

Dark Tranquility, With the Flaming Shades of Fall

gardendigest.com

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October 2022 Events:

Oct 9 Full Blood Moon at 1:54 pm PST/ 2:54 pm MST/  4:54 pm EST

Oct 25 New Moon at 3:48 am PST/ Oct 25 4:48 pm MST/  6:48 pm  EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween 

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Pioneer Thinking; Blossom Groves Massage Oil Recipe

How to make a massage oil.

Ingredients:

8 teaspoons grapeseed oil

6 drops of orange blossom essential/fragrance oil

2 drops lemongrass essential/fragrance oil

2 drops neroli essential/fragrance oil

Blend ingredients well.

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Spirit Spell Candle Recipe – Candle Magic – Color Magic – Ancestor – Witchcraft – Magical Crafting

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Spirituality & Health: The Spiritual Meaning of Clumsiness
by Julie Peters

Feeling a little too clumsy lately? Discover the spiritual meaning of clumsiness.
Do you ever have those kinds of days where every glass you touch smashes, you are constantly stubbing your toe, and you find yourself covered with mysterious bumps and bruises? Some of us are clumsier than others, but we also go through clumsy phases from time to time. There might even be a spiritual meaning to your clumsiness.

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Learn Religions: Samhain Folklore – Halloween Superstitions and Legends

By Patti Wigington
Updated on April 29, 2019
While we Pagans are celebrating Samhain on October 31 (or at the beginning of May, if you’re one of our southern hemisphere readers), for many of our friends and neighbors, this is the Halloween season. No matter what you choose to call it, or how you’re celebrating

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MBG: Why Your Rising Sign Matters In Astrology + A Breakdown All Of 12

If you’re at all privy to the world of astrology, you likely know your sun sign isn’t the only one to pay attention to. And in fact, some argue your rising sign is just as important as your sun sign—with others saying it’s actually even more important.

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I Made Adorable Baby Bats l Resin Art Doll DIY

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Exemplore:A Samhain Apple Spell: Dissolving Links to the Past
MACKENZIE SAGE WRIGHTAUG 2, 2022

Transitions can be tricky—it’s often hard to let go of the past and move on. Sometimes we can get stuck on a particular part of the past, such as a breakup, death of a loved one, or losing something important (a home, a job, a way of life, etc.)

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EarthSky News: Moon near Mercury on October 23 and 24

Moon near Mercury on October 23 and 24
Mercury is nearing the end of its best morning apparition for the Northern Hemisphere. But from the Southern Hemisphere, Mercury barely peeks above the horizon this month so may no longer be visible.

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Patheos-Pagan: A Prayer For Troubled Times
OCTOBER 19, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


Denton CUUPS presented the Sunday service at the Denton Unitarian Univeralist Fellowship this past Sunday, something we do a few times every year. It fills the pulpit on one of the Sundays when our minister is off,

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Dreampath

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Inner Journey:

MAKING LIFE OUR OWN

“Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.”
— Stephen Vincent Benet

What’s needed for a new relationship with time and life?

Intention — Get really clear about what you want.

Desire — How much do you want something new for yourself? Know your motivation. Desire brings the energy for change.

Belief and/or willingness to trust you can have what you want. If belief is lacking, can you believe in the possibility that you can find a new way of living?

Perseverance, discipline — It takes time and effort to change attitudes and habits. We can’t expect a new life overnight.

Acceptance, both of what’s happening now and of who we are. Until we honestly and openly accept our present situation, we cannot change it.

A willingness to try something new.

“It is so easy to waste our lives: our days, our hours, our minutes. … It is so easy to exist instead of live. Unless you know there is a clock ticking. So many of us changed our lives when we heard a biological clockand decided to have kids. But that sound is a murmur compared to the tolling of mortality.”
— Anna Quindlen

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A Note from the Universe

Nothing is left to chance.

The choreography of players and circumstances is plotted with mind-numbing precision. Enormous forces of attraction are activated and engaged. The odds for your inevitable success begin skyrocketing. And every second of every day is calibrated and recalibrated… for every thought you think.

Up for some visualizing?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Cake Pops

Tasty, easy-making, and perfect for kids.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth


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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
October 21, 2022

Relationships

“The long-term accommodation that protects marriage and other such relationships is… forgetfulness.”

-Alice Walker, You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down (1981)

“Forgetfulness” goes beyond forgiveness. First you forgive, then you forget. This is present-moment awareness in action! The past is history – it’s gone, and it can certainly be forgotten. As we grow and change, as our relationships grow and change, forgetfulness can be a welcome accommodation!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit
Smooth your way through the day by being as respectable as time and circumstance require. Fit in, look and sound the part that you’ve been assigned, and get a lot done with very little or no resistance. In general, being respectable can be a good thing and serve you well, especially when dealing with new people or with those who don’t know you very well

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 23, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 23, 2022

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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September Quotes

“Happy we who can bask in this warm September sun, which illumines all creatures, as well when they rest as when they toil,
not without a feeling of gratitude; whose life is as blameless, how blameworthy soever it may be, on the Lord’s Mona-day as
on his Suna-day.”

Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862

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September 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Weekly Forecast: September 18 – 24, 2022
Kelly M. Beard


The video version of this forecast, as read by Kelly, is available here.

9/18 ~ Mercury Rx (thinking) ~oppose~ Jupiter (learning): (2 of 3: 9/2 ~ 9/18 ~ 10/12)

Any opposition requires us to work with two distinct energies and get them to work together for the good of all involved. It is also a MidPoint which allows you that 180* view from the other side of your starting point (roughly 6-months ago).

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Spells specially for Mabon bringing health wealth and happiness to your life in the Autumn Equinox

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Spirituality & Health: Mother Aya
by Lesley-Ann Brown

How can plant sacred medicine bring us back to a place of rootedness?
In Robin Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass, we learn that the word for plants in many Native American languages translates to “those who take care of us.” Could you imagine a world without plants? I can’t—they feed us, provide material for everyday objects, and literally produce the very air that we breathe.

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Learn Religions: Herne, God of the Wild Hunt

By Patti Wigington
Updated on April 22, 2018
Behind the Myth
Unlike the majority of deities in the Pagan world, Herne has his origins in a local folktale, and there is virtually no information available to us via primary sources

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MBG: Pulled The Queen Of Wands Card In Reverse? Here’s What To Know, From Tarot Experts

Each of the 78 cards in a traditional tarot deck has its own unique meaning, and if you happen to pull a card and set it down in the reversed direction, the meaning can actually change a bit. In the case of the Queen of Wands card, here’s what to know if you pull it in reverse.

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Mabon & Autumn equinox | How to celebrate | Ritual, Kitchen witchery & Symbolism

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Exemplore: How to Make a Magical Dream Pillow
LYDIA WORKMANJUL 29, 2022

What Is a Dream Pillow?
A dream pillow is a bit of hand-sewn fabric stuffed with herbs. These are generally created for the purpose of relaxation. I would encourage those who want to make a dream pillow to integrate their personal passions and intentions into the creation of their pillow.

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Treehugger: 11 Curious Theodore Roosevelt National Park Facts

If it weren’t for a major east-west highway (Interstate 94) crossing North Dakota, this protected region of the Badlands would likely go unexplored by visitors even today. That’s because Theodore Roosevelt National Park,

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EarthSky News: Mercury greatest morning elongation October 8

Mercury will become visible near the sunrise point around the last few days of September 2022. Mercury will be brightest before sunrise from early to mid-October.

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Patheos-Pagan: Witches’ 2023 Astrological Calendar for Magickal Planning: Black Moon in Aries!

Now in it’s FOURTH year, I present my integrated 2023 astrological calendar for Witches and Pagans including Sabbats, Full and Dark Moon Esbats, all within the framework of the Pentacle Path of Elemental Witchcraft.

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Pagan Playlist: 【a playlist for tim burton vibes; part II (halloween edition)

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Inner Journey:

YOU KNOW THE WAY

“Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love … and to put its trust in life.”
— Joseph Conrad

How deeply do you trust your own guidance?

Always trust that you know what’s best for you. To move forward in your life, gather information from the “experts,” consider how their advice relates to your situation and then act only on what feels right for you. You are the only expert for your own life.

“I trust so much in the power of the heart and the soul; I know that the answer to what we need to do next is in our own hearts. All we have to do is listen, then take that one step further and trust what we hear. Wewill be taught what we need to learn.”
— Melody Beattie

“I never know what the next lesson is going to be, because we’re not supposed to know; we’re supposed to trust ourselves to discover it.”
— Melody Beattie

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A Note from the Universe

Manifesting Reminders for Masters:

Reminder #1—When dreaming, know that anything can happen. In that magical state, the only price to be paid is with imagination. Having “it all” costs the same as having nothing at all.

Reminder #2—You’re now dreaming.

Whatever you want, –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: German Plum Rolls (Zwetschgenschnecken)

In Germany, cakes made with plum are very popular. This variation can be made as either a whole cake or as individual ‘tarts.’ I call them ‘rolls’ due to their appearance. They are very delicious on a Sunday fall afternoon with a hot cup of tea! They’re best when still warm and served with whipped cream!

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth


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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
September 23, 2022

Reality

“We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.”

-Iris Murdoch

Have you ever been to Disneyworld? It’s a beautiful place – colorful, clean, fun, and full of surprises! And when we’re there, we know that it is all illusion – that it is all there for our enjoyment. We experience the rides as entertainment, even the scary roller-coasters. Yet when we’re in our own “world” we tend to take things so seriously. What would happen if we approached life as our own amusement park? Knowing that one ride takes us for a spin and another shakes us up and another lets us sit back and relax? What a concept! Then we could stop looking for reality all around us and start finding it inside of us.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Instinct and impulsive action will cause more trouble than they can solve today, so spend more time reasoning things out and being careful about what you say and do. Asking questions is a good idea. It will get you information you need, and show how thorough, bright, and capable you are. It might take a bit longer, but it will save time and effort in the end.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 26, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 26, 2022

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

“Even with insects –
some can sing,
some can’t.”

Kobayashi Issa

gardendigest.com

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August 2022 Events

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 11 Full “Sturgeon” Moon at 6:35 pm PST/ 7:35 pm MST/ 9:35 pm MST

Aug 27 New Moon at 1:17 am PST/ 2:17 am MST/ 4:17 am EST

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Spirit Library: The Last Lazy Days of Summer
Cheryl Richardson

“Good morning,” said the sun with its splash of golden light on the sturdy spine of the oak tree outside my bedroom window. “Time to rise!” I pulled on my favorite wool socks, dragged the crisp summer-white sheets up over the pillows, and tucked the corners of the duvet under the mattress

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How to set up an altar | Witchcraft altar set ups for different types of witches/ The witches’ cookery

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Spiritual Unite: WHALE SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – COMMUNITY SPIRIT AND RESILIENCE ARE KEY
Susan Brunton

Having the whale spirit animal means that you have wells of emotional resilience, inner wisdom and value family above all else.

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Learn Religions: Chamomile

By Patti Wigington
Updated on February 10, 2019


Chamomile is a popular ingredient in a number of magical rituals and spell workings. The two most commonly seen types of chamomile, or camomile, are the Roman and German varieties.

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3 Herbal Protection Spells for a Green Witch’s Home/The Green Witch

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Exemplore; Understanding the Earth Element in Western Astrology: For Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn
ANDREA LAWRENCEMAY 27, 2022

Discovering Earth Energy
Earth is an incredible element in Western astrology. Earth is what gives us matter and definition. It’s the slowest moving of the four elements, but it’s the one that allows us to take shape, to take form, and to have strength. Our physical body is represented by earth.

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Treehugger: Mysterious Arctic Shark Found Cruising Around Belize
Little is known about the elusive Greenland shark.

It certainly seemed like it was a long way from home.

A mysterious shark that is typically found in the waters of the Arctic was spotted cruising around a coral reef near Belize. The half-blind animal was discovered by researchers in the area.

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EarthSky News: Telescopium home to closest black hole

If you live toward the south in the Northern Hemisphere, you have a window in late summer and early fall when you can spot the diminutive constellation of Telescopium. Location alone is not enough, however. You’ll also want dark skies. Even the brightest star in Telescopium is rather dim: magnitude 3.49 Alpha Telescopii.

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Patheos-Pagan: Mabon Ritual of Feasting and Toasting
SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 BY HERON MICHELLE


Mabon initiates of the season of Autumn, as the second harvest of fruits and vegetables. This happens at the exact moment we enter Libra – otherwise known as the Autumnal Equinox. So what is a Witch to do?

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Pagan Playlist: enchanting songs for a witch 🌙【folk / pagan playlist】

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Inner Journey:

ON FREEDOM

“Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.”
— Stephen Covey

A Greek myth can help us understand the freedom that comes with power of choice.

In the Underworld, Sisyphus was condemned to roll a large stone up a hill from which it always rolled down again. Realistically, he was trapped in an endless cycle of rolling the stone. When he perceived himself to be imprisoned by the curse, he was a victim.

At one point, however, he turned the tables — he changed his mind and decided to CHOOSE to roll the stone up the hill. In doing so, he empowered himself and defused the curse.

“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.”
— Jean-Paul Sartre

“One cannot make a slave of a free person, for a free person is free even in a prison.”
— Plato

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A Note from the Universe

You’ve made a lot of friends throughout your life, Cat, and you’ll be making a lot more. You can be very proud of this.

But you can safely multiply that number by 7 to reveal the minimum number of secret admirers who were wow’d by your passing glance; by 100,000 to approximate the minimum number of people you’ve inspired; and by 1,000,000 to uncover the least number of lives yours has improved.

And this… makes me very proud.

We’ve only just begun,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Nina’s Cucumber Salad

The recipe for this easy salad came from my grandma, who made it in the summers with fresh dill and cucumbers from her garden.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
August 26, 2022

Silence
“Quietness is indeed a sign of strength. But quietness may also help one to achieve strength.”

-Franz Kafka (1883-1924)


We all have a strength that we may not even realize. But it is there, deep within. It gets us through the most difficult times, it give us courage, and persistence when it seems that all is lost. We can tap into that strength at any time, and use it to achieve our heart’s desire. And we can find that strength in silence.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

No matter what is on the schedule, you may need to step out and start something else new and exciting. Your regular duties and usual work won’t be neglected. You’ll just realize that there are other wonderful things that you do not want to postpone nor neglect any longer. This kind of dynamic spirit makes the day go fast and makes everything easier. Have a great day!

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 19, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 19, 2022

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

“When on a summer’s morn I wake,
And open my two eyes,
Out to the clear, born-singing rills
My bird-like spirit flies.

To hear the Blackbird, Cuckoo, Thrush,
Or any bird in song;
And common leaves that hum all day
Without a throat or tongue.

And when Time strikes the hour for sleep,
Back in my room alone,
My heart has many a sweet bird’s song —
And one that’s all my own.”

William Henry Davies, When on a Summer’s Morn

gardendigest.com

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August 2022 Events

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 11 Full “Sturgeon” Moon at 6:35 pm PST/ 7:35 pm MST/ 9:35 pm MST

Aug 27 New Moon at 1:17 am PST/ 2:17 am MST/ 4:17 am EST

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Spirituality & Health: 7 Meditation Techniques to Support You Through Grief
by Jewelia Orlick

Feeling overwhelmed by the depths of loss? One of these meditation techniques (and 10-minute guided meditation) may prove supportive.
Grief demands our attention. It consumes us in a way no other feeling does. The only emotion I can compare its intensity to is, I suppose, love. As I see it, to grieve means we have loved deeply.

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Waterscapes in Nordic Mythology: The Gods of the Sea

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Spiritual Unite:WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SEE A MOUSE IN A DREAM?
Susan Brunton

What Does It Mean To See a Mouse in a Dream? Mice are generally seen as adorable pets or pests. They are creatures that demonstrate instinct, tenacity, and versatility.

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Learn Religions: : Bacchus, Roman God of Wine and Fertility

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 25, 2019


Bacchus was a Roman agricultural god who was associated with the harvest — particularly that of grapevines. The son of Jupiter by a human woman, Bacchus was said to wander the world educating people about the delightful wines that could be made from grapes.

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Today’s DIY: Horse Chestnut, natural ‘soap’ & natural dye

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Exemplore: Witch’s Tools: The Cauldron and How to Use It for Witchcraft
AMANDA WILSONAUG 2, 2022

Witches’ Tools
Although all a witch needs is their mind to create magick, tools help them to channel, boost, and magnify power. There are a number of tools that a witch may use for magickal purposes. One of the most iconic tools is the cauldron. I have three, and I love them dearly.

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Treehugger: Not Every Drought-Tolerant Plant Has Spines or Prickles
Even in an arid climate you can create a comfortable and welcoming garden space.

Gardening in arid areas can bring many challenges. But gardening in low-water areas, or even in desert landscapes, does not necessarily mean that you have to grow cacti and other prickly plants.

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EarthSky News: See Messier 20, the Trifid Nebula

The Trifid Nebula
The Trifid Nebula (Messier 20 or M20) is one of the many binocular treasures in the direction of the center of our Milky Way galaxy. In fact, its name means divided into three lobes, although you’ll likely need a telescope to see why. On a dark, moonless night

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Patheos-Pagan: 8 Pieces of Bad Advice

My friend Jay Clark likes to ask questions on Facebook. Most of them are short, open-ended questions that allow for a wide variety of responses. He has a lot of intelligent and articulate friends – the answers are usually entertaining and often enlightening.

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Pagan Playlist: 【hobbits, elves, and fairies, oh my!; a late summer fantasy playlist】

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Inner Journey:

VALUING THE MOMENT

“… the only time you ever have in which to learn anything or see anything or feel anything, or express any feeling or emotion, or respond to an event, or grow, or heal, is this moment, because this is the only moment any of us ever gets. You’re only here now; you’re only alive in this moment.”
— Jon Kabat-Zinn

Many people regularly squander their time. They live under the assumption that they’ll live forever. As a result, they don’t value the present as a precious opportunity that will never come again.

Others continually race against time, trying to cram too many activities into each hour, and suffering stress in the process.

In our view, we are more effective and most happy when we balance being and doing. We continually ask ourselves what’s most important to get done. And we’re learning to BE — fully present — when we do. We also regularly give ourselves permission to relax.

Make today really matter. It’s all you’ll ever have.

“Very few of us know how much we can put into life if we use it properly, wisely, and economically. Let us economize our time — lifetimes ebb away before we wake up, and that is why we do not realize the value of the immortal time God has given us.”
— Paramahansa Yogananda

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A Note from the Universe

If anyone could do it, figure things out, smooth them over, face their fears, find the truth, come back and totally blast off—YOU ARE THAT PERSON.

What a coincidence,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Bob’s Stuffed Banana Peppers

These stuffed banana peppers are filled with an Italian sausage mixture and baked in a delicious tomato sauce. We get requests to make this awesome recipe for banana peppers all the time from the guys my husband works with.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth

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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
August 19, 2022

Inspiration


“My affirmations or utterances come to me ready-made – not forethought – so that I occasionally awake in the night simply to let fall ripe a statement which I had never consciously considered before, and as surprising and novel and agreeable to me as anything can be. As if we only thought by sympathy with the universal mind, which thought while we were asleep. There is such a necessity [to] make a definite statement that our minds at length do it without our consciousness.”

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)


We are in spirit, and therefore inspired, all the time, even in our sleep. All we need to do is recognize this, and use what is available to us.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 5, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 5, 2022

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

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”

William Shakespeare

gardendigest.com

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August 2022 Events

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 11 Full “Sturgeon” Moon at 6:35 pm PST/ 7:35 pm MST/ 9:35 pm MST

Aug 27 New Moon at 1:17 am PST/ 2:17 am MST/ 4:17 am EST

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Spirit Library: August 2022 Energy Report
Jennifer Hoffman

I am so glad to be finished with July and entering a new month, are you? August is not easy by any means and it’s challenging but in a different way. If you were swayed by the karmic booms of July then you may be glad to see the clean out and upsourcing potential of August.

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All About Magick wands & How to create a real wand || Enchanted Endeavours Ep. 14

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Spirituality & Health: How to Use an Oracle for Your Meditation Practice

Explore how an oracle deck can help you strengthen your meditation practice, become more present, and stay grounded no matter what.

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Learn Religions: How to Make Pagan Prayer Beads

By Patti Wigington
Updated on August 22, 2019


In many magical traditions and religious paths, the use of beads can be a meditative and magical exercise. The best known example of this practice is found, obviously, in the Catholic use of the rosary.

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Mountain Rose Herbs Blog: Homemade Mosquito Repellent

My family always has grand goals of getting out to the mountains once a month for a couple nights of tent camping from May through October. Camping in the shoulder months often means chilly temperatures and rain, which we’ve gotten good at dealing with

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Exemplore: Leo Sun Sign People
JEAN BAKULA11 HOURS AGO

Leo Sun Sign Basics
Leo is a fixed Fire sign and is symbolized by the Lion. The birthdays for Leo people generally fall between July 21st and August 21st, but this must be checked in an ephemeris.

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Treehugger: Ideas for Designing a Sunken Garden
These lush areas are lower and wetter than the rest of the garden.

In landscaping, thinking about the design in three dimensions can always help you to come up with options that work with nature and with the terrain.

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EarthSky News: Moon near fiery Antares August 6 and 7

First quarter moon was on August 5, and now the moon is in a waxing gibbous phase: more than half lighted but less than full. The moon will be bright in our sky as evening falls. On the evenings of August 6 and 7, 2022, you’ll find the bright moon near fiery Antares, the Heart of Scorpius the Scorpion.

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Patheos-Pagan: Broom Closet Blitz: Getting Outed as a Witch
AUGUST 4, 2022 BY THUMPER FORGE


“Please remember when they start hanging people for witchcraft again the witchfinder generals are not going to be concerned with what kind of witch you identify as.” –Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick

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Pagan Playlist: Dragon Tomes – A Wandering Drake (2022) (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

LIVING IN HARMONY

“Peace comes not from the absence of conflict, but from the ability to cope with it.”
— Unknown Source

Angeles Arrien says that life will be simple if we follow the four-fold way counselled by indigenous peoples:

Show up, being present with all four mental, emotional, physical and spiritual intelligences.
Pay attention to what has heart and meaning.
Tell the truth without blame or judgment.
Be open to outcome, not attached to outcome.
“Peace is not won by those who fiercely guard their differences, but by those who with open minds and hearts seek out connections.”
— Katherine Paterson

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A Note from the Universe

There is only one explanation for your existence in time and space.

You wanted it so greatly, you imagined it so vividly, and you prepared for it so thoroughly you could literally taste it.

Get the picture?

This is also how to change your time in space.

Tallyho,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Taco Seasoning

Depending on how spicy you and your family like your dishes, use as little or as much as you want. Store in an airtight container.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth


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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
August , 2022

Music
“Music comes first from my heart, and then goes upstairs to my head where I check it out.”

-Roberta Flack (1993)


Writing music is a spiritual experience. It comes from within and bubbles forth. I know people who are musical geniuses, expressing music is their dharma. It’s an amazing experience when you’re in your dharma, and doing what you’re really supposed to be doing. It comes easily, effortlessly, with timeless awareness. And when you’re done you look at what you’ve produced with amazement, like someone else must have done it. Where did this come from? The same place everything else comes from – God.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

Whatever you have planned or prepared for today, it probably won’t happen according to the script. Be flexible and expect the unexpected. It may not be anything big, so don’t completely abandon your agenda unless you must. It could just be a day of endless interruptions. Keep that sense of humor handy, and maybe find an inspiring idea or two in it all.

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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!

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 15, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 15, 2022

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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July Quotes

“The hearts that love will know never winter’s frost and chill. Summer’s warmth is in them still.”

Eben Eugene Rexford

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July 2022 Events

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 13 Full Blessing Moon 11:37 AM PST/ 12:37 PM MST/ 2:37 PM EST

July 22 Sun enters Leo

July 28 New Moon at  10;54 AM PST/ 11:54 AM MST/1:54 PM  EST

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WITCHY MORNING ROUTINE & Magick Elderflower Fritters/ The witches’ cookery

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Spirituality & Health: 19 Cooling Practices
by Brenna Lilly

Struggling to escape the heat? Cool it with tips from Ayurveda, yoga, Western herbalism, traditional Chinese medicine, and everyday common sense.

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Learn Religions: Make a Loaf of Lammas Bread By Patti Wigington
Published on March 11, 2019


Bread is the ultimate symbol of the Lammas season. After all, once the grain is harvested, it is milled and baked into bread, which is then consumed. It is the cycle of the harvest come full circle.

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MBG: Need To Calm Down? Here’s Why You Should Grab Amethyst, From Crystal Experts

There are crystals for everything from love to abundance, and in the case of calming crystals, one holds the spot as the best of them all: amethyst. Here’s what to know about this special stone, from its healing properties, to how to work with it.

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All About Crafting Medicinal Teas | And the Difference Between Infusions and Decoctions/ The Green Witch

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Exemplore: Crushing on Hekate: The Goddess of the Witches
BEV GJUL 23, 2021

Who Is Hekate?
Hekate has been on my radar as a bit of a bad-ass Goddess. However, it took a while for me to fall in love with her.

Hekate’s origins are unknown

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Treehugger: Do You Know the ‘Countryside Code’?
It’s an English document that teaches people how to interact with nature.

The combination of hot summer weather and easing of lockdown rules has resulted in a surge of people visiting the countryside.

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EarthSky News: Cygnus the Swan swims the Milky Way

Cygnus the Swan is a constellation that helps you find the Milky Way on summer evenings. Its brightest star, Deneb, marks one of the corners of the Summer Triangle. Cygnus is also home to the most beautiful double star in the sky, Albireo.

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Patheos-Pagan: Why No One Loves Lammas (& Lughnasadh)
JULY 30, 2020 BY JASON MANKEY

It’s Lammas time, and I see lots of posts on social media about bread and harvests, but there’s always a bit of a disconnect for many of us.

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Pagan Playlist: CLANN — Seelie [Full Album]

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Inner Journey:

WE PROJECT OUR STRENGTHS

“Any situation that you find yourself in, is an outward reflection of your inner state of beingness.”
— El Morya

We have discussed that OUR WORLD MIRRORS WHO WE ARE BACK TO US. When we get upset by something outside of us, our reaction shows us that we have an inner wound to be healed.

Just as we can be unconscious of our wounds, we can also be unconscious of our strengths. If you are really drawn to the positive qualities in another person, you are being invited to own those same qualities in yourself.

“The people we are in relationship with are always a mirror, reflecting our own beliefs, and simultaneously we are mirrors reflecting their beliefs. So relationship is one of the most powerful tools for growth… if we look honestly at our relationships we can see so much about how we have created them.”
— Shakti Gawain

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

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A Note from the Universe

You didn’t have to learn how to make gravity work, did you?

You just had to learn to deal with it.

Same for “thoughts becoming things.”

You’re already a black belt, kung fu, Jedi Master.

Visualize,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Zesty Southwest Corn Salad

Easy and delicious, this salad is refreshing with your summer grilled dishes.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth


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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
July 15, 2022

Creativity
“Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties.”

-Gail Sheehy, (Pathfinders, 1981)


What is certain anyway? If anything, certainty is habit, and it can get boring! It’s time to break the mold, shake things up, create a new paradigm! There are infinite possibilities out there, and within each one of us… let’s start trying them on for size!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

Relax, take a deep breath, and don’t let any feelings of anxiety derail your plans for the day. A certain level of nervousness may be in the air today but it doesn’t have to be contagious and you don’t have to catch it. If a touch of anxiety serves to give you a greater sense of caution, that can be a good thing

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/