Cat’s Morning Bits for July 10, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 10, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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I question not if thrushes sing,
If roses load the air;
Beyond my heart I need not reach
When all is summer there.

-John Vance Cheney (1848-1922)

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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: The End of a Cycle of Transformation

The old destructive patterns of the world are failing and disintegrating. At the same time new energetic structures, which are in harmony with universal laws and principles, are being established. As we experience the destruction of the old patriarchal structures the imbalance in ourselves and the world is revealed.

Read more…….

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ThoughtCo: 5 Easy Decorating Ideas for Lammas/Lughansadh

Need some quick and affordable decorating ideas for Lammas/Lughnasadh? Here are some tips on how to bring the season into your home without breaking your bank account!

Read more……

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MBG: Rose Quartz: The Lovey-Dovey Crystal That’s Great For Your Heart Chakra

If you’ve ever wandered into an occult shop, you’ve undoubtedly seen the pink crystal known as rose quartz. Rose quartz is a light, translucent crystal that carries a gentle and nurturing energy.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Empathy vs Sympathy

Empathy and sympathy are not just two different approaches to confronting the emotional challenges of others; they are diametrically opposite responses in many important ways. Sympathy places another’s problems at a distance from us, places us in a position of superiority, and “drives separation”, says the film’s narrator, Dr. Bren Brown. Empathy, on the other hand, requires that one internalize the feelings of another. That shared experience drives interpersonal connection, she says. “What makes things better is connection.” { read more }

Be The Change

The next time you find yourself feeling sorry for someone, try to shift your reaction from sympathy to empathy.

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Today’s DIY: How to Make BLACK SALT and Why it Matters

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Elephant Journal: 3 Types of Meditation Everyone can Practice (& One Powerful Benefit we All Crave).

Chances are you’ve heard that meditation is good for you.
Everyone from Oprah to Russell Brand have talked about the benefits of their meditation practice.

Maybe you’re wondering how and why to start.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: Listen to Woodlands Around the World With This Forest Soundmap

In a stretch of forest in Papua New Guinea, the trees ring with a hauntingly beautiful opera sung by birds; a superb fruit dove, a cinnamon-browed honeyeater, a bird of paradise, and a Huon bowerbird among the avian chanteuses.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Moon and Mars from midnight until dawn

The bright planets Jupiter and Saturn light the eastern half of the sky in early evening now. An even brighter planet, Venus, shines in the east at dawn. Meanwhile, in July 2020, Mars is the bright planet ascending in the east in the middle of the night. Mars isn’t as bright as Jupiter or Venus.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Books Aging Poorly: Scott Cunningham’s “Wicca”

Scott Cunningham’s Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner is now over thirty years old, and parts of it have aged poorly. It’s certainly not a bad book by any means, but it’s very much a product of its time (1989)

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennit – Dante’s Prayer(original-HD + lyrics)

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Inner Journey:

FEEL YOUR EMOTIONS

“The key is to not resist or rebel against emotions or to try to get around them by devising all sorts of tricks; but to accept them directly, as they are.”
— Takahisa Kora

Emotions are energy in motion. They bring us information if we are willing to experience them. Unfortunately, many of us are afraid of the energy of emotions and so we automatically resist them. And when we refuse to experience our emotions, we block them up. They become trapped and that entrapment drains our energy and brings continuing discomfort.

Don’t let emotions push you into action or reaction. Just STOP and PAY ATTENTION. Allow them to be and to speak to you. Once they are acknowledged, their energy is released.

“Instead of resisting any emotion, the best way to dispel it is to enter it fully, embrace it and see through your resistance.”
— Deepak Chopra

“We have to become more conscious of our feeling-world. By learning to identify the ‘emotional baggage’ and manage our feeling-world reactions, we can view life based on current information instead of being held captive by our past.”
— Doc Childre

“Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.”
— Audre Lorde

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A Note from the Universe
For just a moment can you imagine that on the day the earth was created, I’d want to experience her in every imaginable form?

Good.

Now, can you imagine that when it came to creating the animals, I couldn’t just pick one — but would want to soar through her skies, swim in her oceans, and burrow in her fields?

Excellent. I had to be all of her animals, to experience all of their secrets.

So, when it came to having dominion over all things, it must now be just as obvious that I had to be everyone.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Butter Swim Biscuits

These biscuits are literally swimming in butter prior to baking, hence the name. No need to butter them since they are buttery and fluffy. Perfect for breakfast or for dinner. Great use of pantry items during this stay-at-home order during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Friday (feminine)

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

Element: Earth

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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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

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Daily Wisdom
July 10, 2020

Promises
“A contract is a mutual promise.”

-William Paley (1743-1805)
The world has gotten complicated. What did we ever do before contracts and attorneys and negotiations? There was a time when we simply made a promise, and that was good enough. Deals were sealed on handshakes. A promise implies trust, and integrity. It can be very simple

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

There may be a moment or two when you feel responsible for everything in the world and like it’s your duty to take care of everyone. Relax, let this wash over you, and let it go. It’s not a burden so much as a demonstration of how connected you are to the people and things in your own life, and how much you care. That’s 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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 3, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 3, 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 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: Your Soul’s Adventure (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The incoming energy is burning through the veils of our attachments revealing whatever is blocking our ability to fully embrace our destiny. Our inner life is being electrified as powerful and unexpected events rise asking us to look deeply into our present circumstances and conditions.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Disposal of Ritual Offerings

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. For instance, does your particular magical tradition require you to dispose of offerings in a certain way?

Read more….

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MBG: This Month, The Planets Will Finally Find Balance (And Hopefully We Will, Too?)

What spurs you to action? And where do you need to slow down? This month, like June, keeps us on our toes while also telling us “hurry up and wait.”

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Braided Bread Recipe || Lughnasadh Recipe || Kitchen Witchery

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Elephant Journal: Empath Self-Care 101: 9 Ways to Stay Grounded in Chaos.

Empaths and highly sensitive people everywhere are feeling it: we are in a world of intensity right now.
First came Coronavirus, then the Black Lives Matter movement’s long-overdue reckoning with the centuries-long pain and injustice of racism

Read more…

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Treehugger: 7 Beautiful Edible Landscaping Plants

It’s that time of year when garden centers are full, and you just can’t seem to squeeze enough hours out of the day to get your yard done. With budgets tightened, many folks are considering growing food instead of just pretty flowers.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Full moon, faint eclipse, on July 4-5

For us in the Americas, the moon will turn precisely full during the nighttime hours on July 4-5, 2020, to present a partial penumbral eclipse of the moon. It’ll be such a faint eclipse – so nearly imperceptible – that some of you will swear nothing is happening even while staring straight at it.

Read more…

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3 Pagans And A Cat: Solitary Self-Initiation or Dedication. Does It Matter?

Car, Ode, and I had a lively discussion in our latest episode of 3 Pagans and a Cat regarding initiation. This includes self-initiation as a Solitary Witch or Pagan practitioner. Now, if a person wants to join a coven or group within a specific tradition or religious practice, then having the means to bring people together under oaths and rituals makes sense.

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Equinox

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Inner Journey:

OPEN TO THE NEW

“All the people we call ‘geniuses’ are men and women who somehow escaped having to put that curious, wondering child in themselves to sleep.”
— Barbara Sher

How willing are you to learn something new?
How open are you to new perspectives?

Only when we’re open can we really hear what’s being said or really see what’s happening or really experience the moment.

Openness demands that we be willing to move to places we’ve never been before. It asks us to continually challenge the foundations of our belief systems so we can test out new ideas. And to do that, we need to accept insecurity.

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
— Alvin Toffler

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A Note from the Universe 

One hundred trillion years!

7 continents!

106 billion people! (Not counting Atlantis, Lemuria, and the others.)

96 zillion dreams come true!

And not once, not even close, not even on my most generous, loving, caring days, has anything ever happened in time and space — good or bad, big or small, rich or poor — that wasn’t sparked by someone’s imagination and followed up with their own baby steps.

Not without you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: A Watermelon-Berry Collagen Marg To Try This Weekend (It Makes Your Skin Glow!)

Bright and acidic, this frozen watermelon-berry margarita practically screams summer. Watermelon is such a refreshing treat, and the frozen berries add a nice flavor, texture, and gorgeous color (plus more antioxidants and fiber

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Friday (feminine)

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

Element: Earth

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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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

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Daily Wisdom
July 3, 2020 
Gardening
“I wanted no one lifting a finger in that garden unless he loved doing it. What if Fred had hired a man to dig those trenches and it had turned out that he didn’t love to dig? Who could eat that kind of asparagus?”

-Ruth Stout, 1955

 
We are so intricately connected and with each other that we can feel a person’s emotions. It’s the same way with the earth – we are just as connected with this planet, so why wouldn’t ‘it’ be able to feel our emotions as well? In the movie ‘Like Water for Chocolate’ there is a scene where a girl is broken-hearted. As she cooks, her tears fall into the stew, and when the family eats the stew, they start to cry. When we’re sick with a cold, the famous remedy is chicken soup – but what is the ‘magic’ ingredient that makes the soup so healing? The love that the cook puts in there! These are illustrations of how our emotions, or how our intent, can affect our environment, and the people in our lives. In a way, we are gardening all the time.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

Things may be going fine but you’ll still be able to find something to be disappointed about. Rather than looking on the glum side of things, take a walk in the sunshine or at least get some fresh air and make an effort to be more objective. Full-blown optimism may be beyond you today, but you can balance your mood by noticing and maybe making a list of all those things that are going right.

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 June 26, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 26, 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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And what is so rare as a day in June?
Then, if ever, come perfect days;
Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune,
And over it softly her warm ear lays.
-James Russell Lowell (1819-91)

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Spirit Library: Deeper Understandings (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are gaining deeper understandings and different perspectives on old issues as the incoming energy highlights what we need to see, heal and resolve at this time.

Read more….

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Spiritual Unite: PAST LIFE LOVERS REUNITED – THE 9 SIGNS

Have you ever experienced an amazing, instant connection and attraction with someone that you feel like you already knew? Right from the start, you felt like you had known them forever.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Weather Magic and Folklore

In many magical traditions, weather magic is a popular focus of workings. The term “weather magic” can be used to mean anything from divination and forecasting to actual control of the weather itself.

Read more…

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MBG: Shungite Benefits: How This In-Demand Crystal Can Be A Healing Helper

If you’ve never heard of shungite, you might want to consider adding it to your crystal collection. It’s a powerful grounding stone, among its other benefits, and its rich, black color makes it stand out amongst colorful crystals. From its history to its uses, here’s the lowdown on this mineraloid.

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Chase/being chased

1. Being at a disadvantage in a given situation.
2. Actually being pursued, probably in the sense of being “chased” by a potential lover, employer, or customer.
Astrological parallels: Aries, Gemini, Mercury.

Chasing:

Pursuit of a dream or something else that’s just out of reach.
Astrological parallel: Gemini, Sagittarius.

astrology.com

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(Lughnasadh is coming!)

Pioneer Thinking: Easy Recipe For Making Bread from Whole Grains

Bread is one of the ancient foods, and it used to be one of the simplest. Whole wheat ground into flour, water, honey, yeast and a little oil, and you were set.

Read more….

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Meet Your God/Goddess Guided Meditation

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Elephant Journal: How we can Use Mindfulness as a Tool to Combat Anxiety.

Welcome back Dope Souls.
Thank you for joining me on yet another journey in conquering anxiety through self-love and small mindset shifts.

Read more…

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Treehugger: How the Golden Ratio Manifests in Nature

The universe may be chaotic and unpredictable, but it’s also a highly organized physical realm bound by the laws of mathematics. One of the most fundamental (and strikingly beautiful) ways these laws manifest is through the golden ratio.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon sweeps through Leo July 25 and 26 

The bright star shining close to the waxing crescent moon on June 25, 2020 is Regulus, Heart of the Lion in the constellation Leo. The following night – June 26 – the moon will have moved some 14 degrees (14 moon-diameters) east on the sky’s dome, following its endless orbit around Earth. It’ll be closer to Denebola, the Lion’s T

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Grief & The Witch

When it comes to dealing with Death and grief, I acknowledge that I have lived a fairly blessed life. My maternal grandparents – who I was closest to – both passed after I had well-reached adulthood.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Blackmore’s Night – Where Are We Going From Here

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Inner Journey:

TUNE INTO THE INNER CRITIC

“A critic is a legless man who teaches running.”
— Channing Pollock

Are you aware of your inner critic? We all have this voice that tells us we are bad, stupid, clumsy, cowardly…. Although its intent is to help us succeed, the harsh self talk of our critic just serves to drain our energy and lower our morale and immune system.

To defuse the inner critic, we need to recognize when the critic is speaking. We need to know that this voice does not necessarily speak for who we really are. This is an old pattern that may no longer be serving us. We want to open to the possibility that the words are not likely true. We can ask ourselves, “Are these words helpful?”

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

“Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.”
— Donald A. Laird

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A Note from the Universe

It’s working.

No, you probably can’t see it yet, but I can. Wheels are now turning that have never turned before. Winds are now howling that have never howled before. And players from every walk of life are being drawn into place as if in some hypnotic dance. All because of you, your dreams, and your divinely stubborn persistence.

If I wasn’t the Universe, I don’t think I’d believe it.

Phew-w-w-w-w-w-w…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Grilled Panzanella Beef Kabobs

Italian panzanella grilled on a kabob with steak, tomato, mozzarella, and rosemary bread.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Friday (feminine)

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
June 26, 2020

Good
“To be good is to be in harmony with oneself.”

-Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 
The words that follow “I am…” help us to define ourselves. We strive for harmony, and balance, within our own physiology and within our world. Good is positive, and healthy – healthy for our minds and bodies and emotions and self-esteem

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

Everybody falls victim to a misjudgment or a faulty calculation sometimes, so don’t let that be a reason to grind to a halt and stop working on what matters to you. Sometimes deception is involved, but that does not free you from the obligation to try and set things right. It’s all about being responsible, and that’s what you want to be, anyway.

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 June 12, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 12, 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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June Events and Holidays

June 14: Flag Day

June 20: Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 20: New Moon at 11:41 pm PST

June 21: New Moon at 12:41 am MST/ 2:41 am EST

June 21 Father’s Day

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Tell you what I like the best-
‘Long about knee-deep in June,
‘Bout the time strawberries melts;
On the vines.
-James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916)

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Spirit Library: Interlude of Chaos (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Currently the energetic environment is pretty wild and stormy as all levels of our world are being purged, processed and realigned. We are being released from old patterns and limitations with circumstances pushing us to clear karma and break the chains that bind us to the past.

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: Make Your Own Druid’s Staff in 4 Easy Steps – Magical Tools

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ThoughtCo: Best Books for Pagan Kids in 2020 

Are you a parent looking for books to read, to or with your children, that share your family’s Pagan-friendly values? A few years ago, there wasn’t a whole lot out there commercially available for kids in Pagan families, although that is certainly changing.

Read more…

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MBG: How To Use Movement To Break Through Repetitive Thoughts, According To Taryn Toomey

Self-care looks a little different these days. In such weird and (sorry to use the word of the hour) unprecedented times, practices that used to be nice to do every once in a while have become essential to do every day.

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Speaking

1. If someone is speaking to you, make sure you write down what he or she is saying immediately upon awakening. Even if what’s being said is cryptic, or seems to make no sense, it is a message from your Higher Self and needs to be heeded. If the message is in fact rather mysterious, look to other symbols in the dream to see what it actually means. If the speaker is male, then the message from your Higher Self is being filtered through your intellect, and if female, through your supportive mind (emotions and intuition).
2. If someone is speaking to you and yet you don’t hear what he or she is saying, then there is some sort of situation in your life that you don’t understand, and which you need to understand. Again, for the actual message, look to other symbols in the dream.
3. If you are the one doing the speaking, this is a dream of contrary. Again, it’s a message from your Higher Self that you need to understand. If you are giving the message to others, the message is designed not only for you, but for those close to you as well. See (1) and (2) above.
4. If you dream that you or someone else is giving a speech, this is a harbinger of increased social and professional status.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Spell to Be Said Against Hatred

“It is especially in times of uncertainty, in tremulous times of fear and loss, that the curtain rises and the minstrel show resumes — a show of hate that can be as vicious and pointed as the murderous violence human beings are capable of directing at one another, or as ambient and slow-seething as the deadly disregard for the universe of non-human lives with which we share this fragile, irreplaceable planet.[…] How to end the mockery and the minstrel show is what poet Jane Hirshfield — one of the most unboastfully courageous voices of our time, an ordained Buddhist, a more-than-humanitarian: a planetarian — explores in “Spell to Be Said against Hatred,” a miniature masterwork of quiet, surefooted insistence and persistence.” { read more }

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Circe: The Goddess of Sorcery – (Greek Mythology Explained)

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EarthSky News: See Moon, Mars before dawn June 12 and 13

In the predawn/dawn sky these next few mornings – June 12 and 13, 2020 – use the waning moon to find the red planet Mars. Look first for the moon and that nearby brilliant “star” will be the red planet Mars. Unlike a star, which shines by its own light, Mars shines by reflecting the light of the sun. You may note that Mars shines with a steadier light than the twinkling stars.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Spellwork For The Overwhelmed

Feeling overwhelmed is a common refrain nowadays. In this endlessly changing world, emotions run amok during the course of a day, and even keeping to a schedule can seem insurmountable sometimes.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Clanadonia

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Inner Journey:

DON’T AVOID THE VOID

“When we feel stuck, going nowhere — even starting to slip backward — we may actually be backing up to get a running start.”
— Dan Millman

To change, we must go through a transition zone. It’s not easy being in transition. Thoughts, beliefs and habits are all in flux. It can create a sense of groundlessness, of being in a void that can be quite uncomfortable.

When we’re in the void, our first impulse will be to revert to old habits because they feel comfortable. Our goal is to hang in there until the change is complete. Knowing that TRANSITIONS ARE PART OF THE CHANGE PROCESS helps us muster the courage to put up with the discomfort, the uneasiness, the void.

Change requires a letting go of what we’ve always known and done to allow in something new. We need to trust ourselves and higher forces to unfold a new reality for us.

“Every positive change – every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness – involves a rite of passage. Each time to ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation. I have never found an exception.”
— Dan Millman

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe
Report Card Day!

Here’s your Report Card from the “School of Life.”

Compassionate – A+
(gives of self, even when no one’s looking)

Intuitive – A+
(naturally gifted)

Ability to see from others’ perspectives – A+
(practically goes out of body)

Spiritually alert – A+
(aura beginning to glow)

Resilient and adaptable to unexpected change – A+
(like the Energizer Bunny)

Terminally optimistic – A+
(fast rebounder)

Exercises gratitude muscle – A+
(your cup to be refilled x 7)

Good looking – A+
(a real hottie)

Patient and kind to self – hmmmm, A
(could play a little more)

Visualizes every day…

Performs random “acts of faith” in line with dreams…

You’re amazing! Aced the very toughest courses in time and space! Now, since the last two subjects are the easiest, you get to grade yourself!

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pan-Fried Shrimp

Small shrimp with simple seasoning. Add other seasonings if you like.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lily

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow
Friday belongs to Venus, and its energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume), works well on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
June 12, 2020
Feelings
“The thoughts they had were the parents of the actions they did; their feelings were parents of their thoughts.”

-Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

 
Why do we do some of the things we do? We had an idea! But where did that idea come from? At some level it came from a feeling, an intuition, an affinity that drew us toward the idea, or that created the idea. When we are in touch with our feelings, we can come up with some great ideas!

 

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

You don’t always have this much energy, motivation, and vitality. Make the most of today, do a good job with whatever is normally on your plate, and then tackle something that touches your heart and makes your spirit sing. Be healthy and happy, and encourage everyone around you simply by setting an example. Enjoy every minute and make them all count

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 June 5, 2020

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 5, 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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June Events and Holidays

June 5: Full Strawberry Moon at 12:12 pm PST/ 1:12 pm MST/ 3:12 pm EST

June 8: World Oceans Day

June 10: Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14: Flag Day

June 20: Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 20: New Moon at 11:41 pm PST

June 21: New Moon at 12:41 am MST/ 2:41 am EST

June 21 Father’s Day

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Friday’s a day as’ll have his trick,
The fairest or foulest day o’ the wik.
-Proverb

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Spirit Library: Restoring Balance (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The energy of this year is working to dissolve the oldest patterns and the heaviest programming bringing to the surface, both individually and collectively, that which is in need of healing

Read more…

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Pioneer Thinking: Your June Aromatic Horoscope

Every astrological sign possesses patterns that may impede one’s self-growth, happiness and well-being. While unexpected challenges may arise each month, they may be positively transformed into opportunities.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Freyja – Goddess of Abundance, Fertility and War

Freyja was the sister of the god Freyr, and was one of the Vanir, the Norse deities of earth and water that lived in Asgard. Venerated by women, heroes and rulers alike, she was the Scandinavian goddess of fertility and abundance.

Read more..

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MBG: This June 2020 Numerology Reading Calls For A New Way Forward

Breathe the fresh air again, my friend! You have made it to the other side of May 2020, a 9 month in numerology that represented completion and endings, and into the new beginnings of a month 1!

Read more…

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MUNDANE BEFORE MAGICKAL: Signs & Omens || Over Tea

 

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Daily Dream Meaning: Cemetery

1. A dream of contrary. Usually, this is NOT a negative symbol. If the cemetery was dark and gloomy, and/or overgrown, there is much in the dreamer’s life that needs to be cleaned up before he or she can move ahead. But if it was a clear day, and the cemetery was neat and well kept, the dreamer is free to move ahead with whatever plans he or she has made.
2. If there is someone with a serious illness in the dreamer’s immediate circle, a dark and gloomy cemetery probably reflects the dreamer’s fear rather than what is actually coming. A bright cemetery is reassuring; there will be no burials just yet.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: 7 Ways Protestors Showed Up For Black Lives

Amid the outpouring of outrage over George Floyd’s killing, are glimpses of solidarity and hope around the world. YES! Magazine shares more.
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Be The Change

Who are you standing in solidarity with in these times? For more inspiration read Maya Aneglou’s powerful poem “Still I Rise”. { more }

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Today’s DIY: Easy DIY Crescent Moon Wreath And Other Crafty Adventures | Crafty Witch

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Elephant Journal: June’s Eclipse Season: Shaking, Shifting & Transformation. {June 1 to July 8}

Hold onto your hats; we are entering eclipse season.
And like everything this year, this is an out-of-the-ordinary time, souped-up with go-faster stripes.

Read more…

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MNN: Why radical homemaking makes sense

As incomes drop or disappear due to the financial fallout from the coronavirus, many of us who were already spending more time at home will realize that soon we won’t be able to afford going out at all. Baking, gardening, and other hyper-local, self-sufficient pursuits are more popular than ever, and likely will be for the near future.

Read more….

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EarthSky News:  Strawberry Moon, penumbral lunar eclipse, on June 5

On both June 4 and 5, 2020, the moon will look full to the eye as it shines from dusk until dawn. On both nights, the moon will be close to the red supergiant star Antares, brightest star in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. The crest of the moon’s full phase – when the moon and sun are most opposite each other on our sky’s dome for this month

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Patheos-Pagan: The Balancing Path: Interconnected Elements (Fire, Water, Earth, & Air)

I have spent a fair amount of time working with the elements: Earth, Water, Fire, & Air, plus Spirit and Void. In my experience, the elements are worlds away from the isolated energetic bastions of oppositional power which they are often portrayed as.

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist: Sky World- By Bear Fox performed by Teio Swathe

We’re not promised another day on this earth, but we can only hope that when we lose the people we love that we will see them again! If you heart is hurting for your loved ones who have gone to the other side camp, be encouraged that you will see them again!

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Inner Journey:

SEEK INSIGHTS

“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.”
— Aristotle

INSIGHTS happen only when we shift to a higher, more inclusive perspective. As we grow in wisdom and experience, we become less attached to the form of reality and more aware of its spiritual side – its qualities, values and meaning. As we get to know ourselves as souls, we begin to let go of the self-consciousness of the ego. This allows us to more effectively include others and work with the whole picture.

When there is more in sight, we get more insights.

Try becoming aware of those times when you focus on differences. At those times, STOP and PAY ATTENTION and IDENTIFY SIMILARITIES INSTEAD. See how all parts fit into a bigger picture. Expand your perspectives. Find common causes, motives and needs. Go to another level of thinking and problem solving. Be open to using more imagination and creativity. Shift your thinking from “either/or” to “both/and” and be prepared for more insights.

“Insight occurs when, and to the degree that, one knows oneself.”
— Andrew Schneider

“We are not what we know. We are what we are willing to learn.”
— Council on Ideas

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A Note from the Universe 

Your attention, please…

Your attention, please…

This… is the Universe.

Today I’ll be recording your every thought and emotion, no matter how “good” or “bad,” no matter how generous or stingy, and no matter how helpful or hurtful they may be. And everything I record… will be played back for you, as soon as possible, as some type of physical manifestation in time and space.

Thank you, that is all –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cucumber and Pea Salad

“Cucumbers meet peas in this creamy side dish garnished with finely chopped walnuts and basil leaves.”

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow
Friday belongs to Venus, and its energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume), works well on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
June 5, 2020 

Value
“There is no such thing as absolute value in this world. You can only estimate what a thing is worth to you.”

-Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900)

 
A lot of times we think of value in terms of money. On “Antiques Roadshow” we watch with interest as various pieces are given a certain dollar value. But that dollar amount is only one measure of the item’s value. If some heirloom has been in the family for generations, and represents a kind of family history, then the sentimental value for its owner may be much more than the dollar amount. He may not be willing to part with it for any sum of money! There’s an old saying that “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

It’s possible that a trust has been violated or a relationship may be hurt by a broken promise, or you sense that this might happen soon. Until you know for sure who and what might be involved, take no action, although the discreet question asked of a trustworthy person might be all right, though still risky. Make no accusations but respect your own self-interest

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 May 29, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 29, 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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June Events and Holidays

June 5: Full Strawberry Moon at 12:12 pm PST/ 1:12 pm MST/ 3:12 pm EST

June 8: World Oceans Day

June 10: Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14: Flag Day

June 20: Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 20: New Moon at 11:41 pm PST

June 21: New Moon at 12:41 am MST/ 2:41 am EST

June 21 Father’s Day

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In the great gardens, after bright spring rain,
We find sweet innocence come once again,
White periwinkles, little pensionnaires
With muslin gowns and shy and candid airs.
-Dame Edith Sitwell (1887-1964)

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Spirit Library: Reboot (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Change and transformation are occurring at a very rapid rate and the speed of our awakening and healing is increasing dramatically. Every area of our lives is being impacted by the current transformational energies, which is initiating change in every sphere of life as social, political and financial systems break down so that we may establish a new way of being in the world

Read more…

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Eros and Psyche Story (Complete) – Greek Mythology – Cupid and Psyche Myth

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ThoughtCo: Archangels of the 4 Elements: Air, Fire, Water, and Earth

Those who celebrate the existence and power of heavenly angels believe that God assigned four of his archangels to be in charge of the four elements in nature—air, fire, water, and earth

Read more….

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MBG: 7 Tips For Creating An Empath Sanctuary During The Pandemic

As people spend more time at home—working, studying, and socializing remotely due to the COVID pandemic—empaths need sanctuaries at home where they can retreat and recover more than ever.

Read more…

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Daily Dream Meaning: Hawk

1. In Native American mythology, the hawk is the messenger. Therefore, if the hawk seems to be friendly, an important and probably positive message will come your way.
2. Other symbols in the dream can reveal what that message concerns.
3. A hawk can also indicate an important opportunity coming your way. If the hawk seems forbidding, however, this is a warning to take care of your emotional baggage before seizing whatever new opportunity comes your way.

astrology.com

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Today’s DIY: DIY Incense Cones | World Crafted

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MNN: Historic deal preserves millions of pollination corridors for monarch butterflies

A huge swath of land that wasn’t being fully utilized has been set aside for monarch butterfly habitat. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the University of Illinois at Chicago have signed an agreement to create habitat for the butterflies on potentially millions of acres along rights-of-way and associated land.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Watch for the legendary green flash

The green flash image at the top of this post was taken by Jim Grant, an EarthSky friend on Facebook. He captured it off the coast of Ocean Beach, California, and identified it as a mock mirage green flash.

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Patheos-Pagan: Green Witch Plant Profile: Lavender For Purification, Third Eye, Protection

Lavender is one of my favorite plant allies. This is a plant growing in my garden, harvested and kept in my apothecary as dried buds, and holds a place in my kitchen cabinet for cooking, baking, and enjoying as tea.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Mists of Avalon

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Inner Journey:

LOVE YOURSELF

“If you had a friend who talked to you like you sometimes talk to yourself, would you continue to hang around with that person?”
— Rob Bremer

Thanks to the power of our inner critics, most of us have a very poor opinion of ourselves. Yet self- contempt merely keeps us miserable and stuck in our mediocrity.

If we were to make only one change to transform the quality of our lives, we might try sending a little love our own way.

“A critic is a legless man who teaches running.”
— Channing Pollock

“Unkind criticism is never part of a meaningful critique of you. Its purpose is not to teach or to help, its purpose is to punish.”
— Barbara Sher

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

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A Note from the Universe
You are “here” (your life now) and you want to go “there” (your dreamed-of life). And because both are physical places, it would seem that you must manipulate the physical world to go from “here” to “there.”

This is the ultimate illusion.

Physical places are simply mirages, reflections of an inner world, the world of your thoughts. So to get from “here” to “there,” begin your manipulations within, by thinking of your desired end results, as if they’d already come to pass.

A thought worth dwelling on,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 10 Gorgeous Watermelon Drinks to Bust Your Thirst All Summer
Eat juicy ripe watermelon on a throat-parching day, and you’ll know what refreshment’s all about. Now, take that watermelon and turn it into drinks, and you’ve got the ultimate thirst-quencher with the bonus of that ravishing watermelon color.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow
Friday belongs to Venus, and its energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) works well on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
May 29, 2020

Genius
“Does it not appear to you that versatility is the true and rare characteristic of that rare thing called genius – versatility and playfulness? In my mind they are both essential.”

-Mary Russell Mitford, 1813

 
Versatility, flexibility, enthusiasm – these are all traits that I would associate with genius. You’ve got to be able to go with the flow, take what comes and adapt – and you’ve got to love what you’re doing to be able to keep doing it until you reach the desired results. It’s hard work, and it’s also insight, seeing “inside” and having that vision that keeps you going.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Dress well, speak well, and spend time with people who normally might overlook you. Today you have more authority and influence than usual. At work, your superiors will recognize your talents and capabilities (though they might not outwardly acknowledge it). At home, you can be the ruler of all you survey and your word will go unchallenged. Be gracious and make it all beautiful

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 May 22, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 22, 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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May Events & Holidays

May 22 New Moon at 10:38 am PST/ 11:38 am MST/ 1:38 pm EST

May 25 Memorial Day (USA)

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Come rambling awhile through this exquisite weather
Of days that are fleet to pass,
When the stem of the willow shoots out a green feather,
And buttercups burn in the grass!
-Edgar Fawcett (1847-1904)

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Spirit Library: Perseverance Is Needed (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The call for change and transformation will ultimately have an exceptionally positive impact on all areas of our lives, but may well be challenging and difficult in the moment. The shifts occurring now are initiating profound awakenings that will generate a more effective arrangement of our world.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How To Properly Dispose of Ritual and Magic Tools

Sometimes, for whatever reason, you may decide that you have a ritual tool you no longer need. Perhaps you’ve got three athames too many, or someone has gifted you with a new chalice and you’re tired of the old one, or maybe that deck of Tarot cards just doesn’t speak to you the way it used to.

Read more…

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MBG: 8 Fun Ideas For Tapping Into The High-Vibe New Moon In Gemini

Ready for a rebrand or an image refresh? The 2020 new moon on Friday, May 22 (at 1:38 PM EDT) wants us to think about the messages we’re sending out to the world.

Ruled by chatty Mercury, Gemini is the star sign that governs communication, friendship, and local affairs. Begin putting your feelings and ideas into words

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Superhero/Heroine

1. A male superhero represents a super intellect; thus to dream of seeing Superman, Batman, Spiderman, or whoever indicates that your mind is particularly sharp right now, and if there is a project you’re working on that requires a quick, agile, and insightful intellect, this is the time to concentrate primarily on it. Female superheroes such as Wonder Woman or Supergirl indicate a heightened supportive mind – and thus the dreamer’s intuition is operating at a very high level. Therefore at this time the dreamer should definitely believe in his or her hunches and go with them – no matter what the intellect tells you.
2. If the dreamer encounters both male and female superheroes, then both faculties of his mind are especially sharp right now. Use your intellect, but when in doubt, follow your heart.
3. If the superhero or heroine is flying, or performing a rescue, then your mental and/or intuitive faculties will save you from an uncomfortable situation.

astrology.com

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Hawthorn and the Celebration of the May:
A Series… Crataegus: A Generative Genus  by EagleSong Gardener

Hawthorns have been a focus in my herb crafting for close to 3 decades. Three threads weave through my life that made an apprenticeship with the generative genus, Crataegus, inevitable. First, my descent from a maternal lineage of farm folk in the Welsh and English hedge medicine tradition.

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Today’s DIY: How to Make A Terrarium (Full Version) // Garden Answer

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Customizable Prosperity Oil || Spell Work

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MNN: 7 natural home remedies for your dog
From ear gunk to constipation, you might be able to tackle these issues naturally with your pet.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Young moon, 2 planets May 23, 24 and 25
At evening dusk – May 23, 24 and 25, 2020 – find an unobstructed horizon in the direction of sunset, and watch for the young moon, plus the planets Mercury and Venus, to pop out into the deepening twilight. From many places worldwide,

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Patheos-Pagan: The Importance of Ritual

My life started to fall apart at the turn of the New Year, a bit before the corona virus was even on the radar where I live. Everything has changed, swiftly, in the months that have followed. I learned a long time ago to never fall for the allure of certainty, because precious few things are certain.

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist: Clannad – Robin (The Hooded Man) (Official HD Video)

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Inner Journey:

MAKE TIME TO PLAY

“If we fail to nourish our souls, they wither, and without soul, life ceases to have meaning…. The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity is what makes life worth living.”
— Marion Woodman

Stress, fear, negativity, too much to do and doing things for others at the expense of our own needs — these all stifle our innate creativity. Relaxation, fun, meditation, and going after our dreams all get the creative juices flowing. Soul is always creative, always fresh and new.

How can you create more space in your life to allow the soul’s energy out to play?

“I learned… that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic, striving, but it comes to us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.”
— Brenda Ueland

“I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of quiet life stimulates the creative mind.”
— Albert Einstein

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A Note from the Universe

A question from your friend The Universe:

Just how much time do you spend thinking big?

I mean really, really BIG?

Good, very good! Because that’s exactly how much of “it” you’re going to get!

What a coincidence,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Lemon-Buttermilk Pound Cake with Aunt Evelyn’s Lemon Glaze

My mother’s blue-ribbon pound cake recipe. It always gets rave reviews.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow
Friday belongs to Venus, and its energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume), works well on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
May 22, 2020

Thinking
“To have ideas is to gather flowers. To think is to weave them into garlands.”

-Anne-Sophie Swetchine, 1869

 
I love this! We gather ideas all the time, yet if we do nothing with them, they whither and die like flowers do over time. But if we take the time to do something with them, something creative, organized, and original – then we are taking our ideas to a new level, where they live on and bring extended benefits to the world! It’s the “what if” the “how” and the “why” that gets our juices flowing

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

It may start out as an ordinary day but a situation may arise that uncovers talents that you had no clue you had. Be adaptable and be willing to say, “Yes, I’ll give that a try,” rather than automatically saying, “Well I’m not sure. I’ve never done that before.” Be positive, optimistic, and sure of yourself. It’s the perfect day to learn something useful and profitable as well as exciting.

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 May 15, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 15, 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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May Events & Holidays

May 18 Victoria Day (Canada)

May 22 New Moon at 10:38 am PST/ 11:38 am MST/ 1:38 pm EST

May 25 Memorial Day (USA)

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Would that thou could’st last for aye,
Merry, ever-merry May!
Made of sun-gleams, shade and showers,
Bursting buds, and breathing flowers.
-William D. Gallagher (1808-94)

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Spirit Library: Karmic Completion (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The evolutionary growth of humanity is increasing quite dramatically as each and every human being is impacted by the current global situation. The intense energy we are experiencing is radically quickening our awakening process bringing deep and lasting change and transformation

Read more…

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The Pagan Library: The Albion Song by JenniferSmith

Fading away in the mists of time
The Older Gods did go.
And we mere mortals left behind
with Younger Gods to know.
And now they too are fading fast
And we are left alone.
And, oh, my love
I grieve the past and long to go back home.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Saraswati: The Vedic Goddess of Knowledge and Arts

Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music, art, wisdom, and nature, represents the free flow of wisdom and consciousness. She is the mother of the Vedas, and chants directed to her, called the ‘Saraswati Vandana’ often begin and end Vedic lessons

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MBG: Consume Rosemary To Reap Its Health Benefits

When’s the last time you consumed rosemary? Chances are, it was garnishing a chicken dish, baked in with potatoes, or maybe in a loose-leaf tea. Well, rosemary has applications out of the kitchen, too, and can potentially boost your mood, memory, and gut health. Here’s what you need to know about the easiest and most effective way to reap the benefits of this powerful herb

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Daily Dream Meaning: Hiding

1. If the dreamer is doing the hiding, there is a part of him that is “hidden,” even from him, that perhaps needs to come to the surface and be looked at.
2. If the dreamer hides an object from someone else, then he is concealing something that perhaps needs to be revealed.
3. If the dreamer is searching for someone or something, there is something missing, either an idea or an actual object, that she needs to find and make use of. Other symbols in the dream could reveal exactly what that is.
Astrological parallels: Pluto, Scorpio.
Tarot parallel: The Moon.

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Simple Money Bowl Spell || Spellwork

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Today’s DIY: How to Make an Indoor Water Garden!

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Elephant Journal: She was Finally Awake—A Powerful Rhyme about Finding the Goddess Within

She sat there on the clifftop
reflecting upon her life—
thinking how far she had come.
Always a mother but no longer a wife.

Read more…

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MNN: Norway plans to excavate a Viking ship burial for the first time in a century

For the first time in more than 100 years, the government of Norway plans to conduct a full excavation of a buried Viking ship, the country’s Ministry of Climate and Environment has announced. That could be eye-opening, researchers say, thanks to modern technology and methods that weren’t available in 1904, when the last excavation took place.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Bright star Vega on May evenings

Vega is a lovely star to come to know. When I was first learning the night sky, more than 40 years ago, I spent hours, days, weeks, months poring over charts and books. So I sometimes came to know the names and whereabouts of certain stars before seeing them in the night sky. One soft May evening

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Daily Witchcraft Challenges

Maybe you are at home with nothing much to do, perhaps you have slipped a little in your practice and don’t know how to get back, see my blog here for Lost Connection

Or perhaps you just like doing little challenges.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Sleepsong ~ Lullaby from a Secret Garden

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Inner Journey:

BEING GENUINE

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we don’t know who we are — or if we are afraid to be who we are — we betray ourselves. We pretend to be who we think we are. Our self image is made up of our experiences, desires and other people’s ideas and expectations of us.

Maintaining this false self is a betrayal of ourselves. In all deep spiritual journeys, there is the experience of betrayal. Betrayal always tells us to adjust our life to be more authentic. What we identify with is all important.

There are large betrayals (e.g., your partner leaving you) and small betrayals (e.g., disappointments). They are all experiences of being wounded for the purpose of breaking down the defenses of the personality. When we allow the wounding and accept the betrayals as divine gifts, we greatly benefit.

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
— Dr. Seuss (via Elena)

“What you must dare is to be yourself.”
— Dag Hammarskjold

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A Note from the Universe 

Opportunity never stops knocking. New friends are on their way. The ideas you need will find you. You’ll have another chance. Things are getting brighter. You are feeling lighter. Love is rising. Be still. Prepare. Others will call you lucky. Your parents are so proud. You ain’t seen nothing yet.

Look out world, Cat Bolotin is stirring. A giant is waking up.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: This Rainbow Couscous Is The Colorful Lunch Inspiration You’ve Been Looking For

We’ve all experienced, at some point, desk lunch boredom—it’s not our fault; it’s just that sometimes even our best meal prep efforts fall flat. So if you’ve exhausted all your favorite quinoa bowls, salads, and desk-lunch combos, we have just the thing you’re looking for.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow
Friday belongs to Venus, and its energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume), works well on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
May 15, 2020

Consistency
“Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.”

-Aldous Huxley

 
It is our nature to grow and to change. We evolve. We learn. Sometimes we shake things up with our new views and opinions – but that just promotes more growth. Sometimes we have to prune the dead branches from a tree in order for the new buds to have room to grow and for the tree to be healthy and thrive. We can prune away our outdated thinking, and leave room for expansion

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

The Sun shines bright and shows that all will be revealed today. You have a clear romantic path and all of the dark days associated with recent disappointments are over. A hidden truth is revealed, and everything negative associated with it goes away once it is brought to light. There is no arrogance linked with growth today. You deserve the all good things that come your way.

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 May 8, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 8, 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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May Events & Holidays

May 10 Mother’s Day

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 14 Moon in 3rd Qtr. at 7:02 am PST /8:02 am MST/10:02 am EST

May 18 Victoria Day (Canada)

May 22 New Moon at 10:38 am PST/ 11:38 am MST/ 1:38 pm EST

May 25 Memorial Day (USA)

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In May, when sea-winds pierced our solitudes,
I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods,
Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook,
To please the desert and the sluggish brook.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82)

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Spirit Library: Reflect & Accept (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Light is illuminating the earth igniting within us a renewed sense of purpose and passion. We are being asked to consciously recommit to our purpose and to let go of anything that may be holding us back from building a new, sustainable future

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Lunar Folklore

The moon is, in terms of distance, the closest heavenly body to earth. We can see it in the sky for three weeks out of four, and for thousands of years, people have used its light to guide them in the dark. In addition to the personification of the moon as deity, there are all kinds of fascinating legends and myths associated with the moon and its cycles.

Read more…

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MBG: A Beginner’s Guide To Reading Palms

If you’ve already memorized your astrology chart, calculated and recalculated your numerology life path, and perfected your tarot pull, reading palms might be your next form of divination and character assessment. Here’s what you need to know to do a basic palm reading on yourself or a friend.

Read more…..

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Daily Dream Meaning: Robber

1. If the dreamer is concerned about safety, security, and financial affairs, this dream could reflect those fears. Whether the fear – that someone in some way is going to rip you off – is real or not depends on the circumstances and other symbols in the dream.
2. If the dreamer is looking for love, this could represent a warning: The dreamer could meet and fall for someone fascinating, but who has an agenda of his or her own and could end up breaking the dreamer’s heart.

astrology.com

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Hawthorn and the Celebration of the May: A Series… A Hawthorn Love Potion by EagleSong Gardener

I enjoy tending several hawthorns in the hoop of life I travel each year. The hawthorns are among my favored allies because of their persistence, sense of humor and down right tenacity.

I travel the highways and byways of the Snoqualmie, Skykomish and Snohomish rivers for most of my herbal interplay now days. Settling into this triad of rivers and the medicine found here is an ongoing exploration in a layered, well-lived life.

Read more

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Today’s DIY: How to Grow Ginger in Containers And Get a Huge Harvest

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Elephant Journal: 8 Mantras for the Days when we’re just Not Okay.

There are days when you wake up and you don’t feel like doing anything.
Nothing makes you happy and you just don’t know the reason behind feeling like this.

Read more….

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MNN: ‘Rebel botanists’ use sidewalk chalk to help people connect with nature

When Sophie Leguil hits the streets near her home in London, she’s armed with sidewalk chalk. The French ecologist and botanist is one of an army of “rebel botanists” working to identify the little-known and underappreciated wild plants that grow along the sidewalks and curbs of cities throughout Europe.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Arc to Arcturus, spike to Spica

Tonight, look outside in the evening and learn a phrase useful to sky watchers. The phrase is: follow the arc to Arcturus, and drive a spike (or speed on) to Spica. You can use this phrase in any year.

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Patheos-Pagan: Following Nature’s Rhythm To Lavender Cookies

Spring has made it to Michigan!

Well, I live in modest hope that consistent warmer temperatures are in my near future. The sun made a grand appearance after several weeks of rain and chilly temperatures which even by Michigan standards are unusual by this point in May.

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist:  The Hobbit (Part 3): ‘Lament For Thorin’ by Eurielle (Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien) – Lyric Video

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Inner Journey:

Give yourself free time

“What is it that makes all of us end each day with the sense that we have not lived our time, but have been lived, used by what we do?”
— Jacob Needleman

How can you free up more time for yourself?

All of the great masters counsel that we need time daily for solitude. And if our journey in life is to become more aware of who we are, then surely we need some free time each day to explore our inner landscapes and uncover our passions.

What activities can you cut out of your life to give you more growing room?

“Life is made up of moments, small pieces of glittering mica in a long, stretch of gray cement. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won’t happen. We have to teach ourselves how to make room for them, to love them, and to live, really live.”
— Anna Quindlen

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A Note from the Universe
There once was a time in your very own planet’s history, long, long ago, when the earth was truly a paradise. The diversity of life was as mind-boggling as it was spectacular. Flowers sprang up in impossible places. Birds and their songs filled the air over every continent. Snow, fog, showers, or sunshine added sometimes shocking and unexpected beauty to every setting. Animals were loved as family members. And complete strangers smiled and waved to one another, as it was everyone’s natural instinct to be kind, to give, and to love.

Yeah, very little has changed.

See the good,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chicken Ranch Enchiladas

I got this recipe from my cousin and now this is my favorite dish. The ranch dressing mix adds nice flavor.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow
Friday belongs to Venus, and its energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) works well on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
May 8, 2020
Fortune
“To be thrown upon one’s own resources, is to be cast into the very lap of fortune; for our faculties then undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previously unsusceptible.”

-Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

 
Sometimes something we see as misfortune at the time can turn out to be one of the best things that has ever happened to us. Maybe it’s a wake-up call – something that spurs us on to achieve. Whatever it is, we have to have faith that all of the resources we need we already have. We can do anything

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The World

You may not expect or even want it, but today you will be properly acknowledged and even honored for a skill, talent, or accomplishment. Your big heart will also be appreciated. Some sort of public reward is possible, if only in the form of praise, which can be transformed into something more tangible later. If not seeking validation or kudos, be on the alert because it’s coming. You’ve earned 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 April 24, 2020

CMB Flowers and Coffee

 

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 24, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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April Events & Holidays

April 24 Arbor Day

April 30 Walprgis Night

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Summer, fall, winter, spring,
The seasons rotate as each brings
Its special beauty to this Earth of ours.
Winter’s snow and summer’s flowers;
Frozen rivers will flow come spring,
There is a renewal of everything.
-Edna Frohock (1906-97)

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Spirit Library: Find Meaning (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Consciousness is expanding as humanity rises to a new level of awareness and understanding. Our experience of life is changing, reality is transforming and our perceptions are shifting.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: 8 Common Belief Systems in the Modern Pagan Community

Not all Pagans are Wiccans, and not all Pagan paths are the same. From Asatru to Druidry to Celtic Reconstructionism, there are plenty of Pagan groups out there to choose from. Read on and learn about the differences and the similarities.

Read more….

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MBG: 17 People Share How Quarantine Has Changed Their Perspective On Nature

During a time when it feels like so much has been taken away, the natural world outside our windows remains. Our plans may be on an indefinite pause, but our environment keeps carrying on all the same. In honor of Earth Day, here, 17 members of the mbg community share how they are watching it with a new sense of appreciation and awareness:

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Guns

1. In Freudian dream analysis, a symbol for physical passion. If the dreamer is the one doing the shooting, then he is consciously or unconsciously searching for a partner. If the dreamer is the one being shot, someone out there feels desire for him.
2. The release, or need for release, of pent-up anger. Again, if the dreamer is doing the shooting, she needs to control her temper and find a positive way to release her anger. If she is the victim, then someone is angry with her.
3. Something important coming up, implying a need to “get out the big guns.”
Astrological parallel: Mars/Uranus combinations.
Tarot parallel: The Tower.

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Today’s DIY:  A Spring Spell

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Elephant Journal: A Quickie Coronavirus Crystal Relief Ritual

Being quarantined can feel at times restful and restorative, and other times frustrating and stressful.
If you find yourself in the latter category, sometimes adding a little something extra to your routine can help. While yoga, binge watching true crime, and taking up cross stitching are certainly worthy pursuits, I recommend adding some dazzle to your day by working with crystals.

Read more….

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MNN: 12 incredible facts about lemurs

Lemurs are easy to love. They’re cute, charismatic and oddly humanlike, which isn’t just a coincidence. Lemurs are primates like us, and while they’re not as closely related to people as chimpanzees and other apes are, they’re still family.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Venus at its brightest in late April

Late April 2020 presents the planet Venus at its brightest as the evening “star” for all of this year. No matter where you live worldwide, look west after sunset to marvel at this brilliant beauty lighting up the evening dusk first thing after sunset.

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Patheos-Pagan: Walpurgisnacht: Fertility Rite. Witches Night. And All That Jazz.

So, as we near the end of April there is a Spring celebration coming up — Beltane and Walpurgisnacht (Walpurgis Night). Today, I have decided to take a look at Walpurgisnacht. What is the history behind the observance and why might it be important for me as a Witch?

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist: Faun – Gaia

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Inner Journey:

Capture your inspiration!

“Ideas can come from anywhere and at any time. The problem with making mental notes is that the ink fades very rapidly.”
— Rolf Smith

Insights and inspiration come to us for a reason. Don’t let them disappear on you!

When a great idea pops into your mind, write it down and capture it. Keep a mini-journal or piece of paper with you at all times.

Reflect on your insights. How might you anchor this great idea so it enhances your life?

“Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference.”
— Nolan Bushnell

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A Note from the Universe 
I have to tell you that one of the greatest things about being the Universe, is knowing absolutely everything.

Well, that and making dreams come true.

I also love being eternal… and having no limits.

Creating worlds simply with thought.

Knowing that reality is unfolding just exactly as it should.

Having it all, being it all, doing it all.

And I like being perpetually in love… and loved.

How ’bout you? What’s your favorite thing about being the Universe?

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Ma’amoul (Lebanese Date Cookies)

After a few phone calls with my mom and grandma, I managed to write a detailed recipe for one of my favorite Lebanese sweets, ma’amoul. They take time to make, but are not very difficult. Wooden ma’amoul molds give them their distinctive decorative shapes.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and, Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow
Friday belongs to Venus, and its energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) works well on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
April 24, 

Future
“If we can recognize that change and uncertainty are basic principles, we can greet the future and the transformation we are undergoing with the understanding that we do not know enough to be pessimistic.”

-Hazel Henderson (1981)
One of my favorite books of all time is Martin Seligman’s “Learned Optimism.” It is a classic, and it makes so much sense. The subtitle is “How to Change Your Mind and Your Life.” It’s just a matter of looking at things, including the future, differently. It can make a huge difference in how we experience things.

Lissa Coffey

Coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

It may be hard to be serious and stick to those dull but crucial tasks that keep the day running smoothly. Be systematic, cheerful, and don’t let it show if you feel undervalued or underappreciated. Save your sharp wit and cleverness for another time and place. Time spent with younger people or children can lift your spirits and keep things in perspective for you.

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/