Cat’s Morning Bits for January 14, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 14, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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January Quotes

“January, month of empty pockets! … let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer’s forehead.”

  • Colette

gardendigest.com

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January Events

Jan 1, 2022, Happy New Year!

Jan 2 New Moon at 10:33 am PST/ 11:33 am MST /1:33 pm EST

Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 14 Mercury goes Retrograde until February 3

Jan 17 Full Wolf Moon at 3:48 pm  PST /4:48 pm MST/6:48 pm EST

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spirit Library: Mercury Retrograde
Kate Spreckley


As we move into the middle of this month Mercury shifts into retrograde until the beginning of February. Typically, Mercury Retrograde offers us a time of reflection where we are encouraged to review, re-examine, and reassess

Read more….

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A Ritual to End Nightmares | Banishing Bad Dreams

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Spirituality & Health: 14 Affirmations to Assist in Your Spiritual Awakening
BY SHANNON KAISER

What causes a spiritual awakening and what exactly constitutes one? Use these spiritual affirmations to answer the universe’s call.

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Learn Religions: Hold an Imbolc Candle Ritual for Solitaries

Hundreds of years ago, when our ancestors relied upon the sun as their only source of light, the end of winter was met with much celebration. Although it is still cold in February, often the sun shines brightly above us, and the skies are often crisp and clear.

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MBG: Keep Dreaming About Weddings? Experts Explain What These Dreams Can Mean

Our dreams can offer us a glimpse into our subconscious and provide clues into our deepest truths—once we decode them, that is. If you’ve been dreaming about weddings and want to know what it could mean, we asked dream experts for their take. Here’s what they had to say, including what to do if you keep dreaming about saying “I do.”

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: How to make a Bridie eye and Imbolc

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Treehugger: Scientists Search for 10 Elusive Bird Species That Have Been Lost for Years
They’re not extinct, but they haven’t been spotted in at least 10 years.

The Vilacabamba brush-finch has a bright yellow breast and an orange crown. It was last seen in Peru in 1968.1

The Siau scops-owl was last seen 155 years ago in Indonesia when it was first described by scientists

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Elnath is close to the galactic anticenter

In August, we look toward the center of our Milky Way galaxy, and in January and February, we do the opposite. In the evening, we look opposite the galaxy’s center, toward the galactic anticenter and the galaxy’s nearest outer edge. The star Elnath (sometimes called Alnath) in the constellation Taurus the Bull is the closest bright star on our sky’s dome to the galactic anticenter.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Power of the Playlist
IRENE GLASSE

I will never forget the first time I heard the music from the Pure Moods album in the early 90s. I was a tweeny and my parents brought home a copy of the CD. I clearly remember dancing around the living room while listening to it.

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Pagan Playlist: Dark Magic Music – Salem’s Secret

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Inner Journey:

THE KEY TO THE FUTURE

“The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination.”
— John Schaar

We’ve been taught to look forward to our future. Somehow, we believe, things will be better then. But the future is not available to be lived – we can only live NOW. So what are we doing to live best right now? What are we doing now that will bear fruit when we reach some future now?

“Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.”
— Roger Babson

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

There’s nothing that “thinking new thoughts” can’t solve, make happen, or improve.

Wow, sent that one just in time, huh?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sesame-Orange Beef and Veggie Stir-Fry

This sesame-orange beef and veggie stir-fry is a flavorful weeknight dinner that’s sure to please the whole family.

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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 OM: Parts That Don’t Want to Heal
Shedding Light on Ourselves

When we choose that which is not best for us, there can be a deep seated part of us that does not want to heal.

In almost every case, we know what is best for us in our lives, from the relationships we create to the food we eat.

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Daily Tarot: Death

Though no great demands may be made of you today, you may feel lackluster and just not setting the world on fire as you like to do. Everybody has a low energy day from time to time. Perhaps you’ve been pushing it too hard for too many days in a row and just need a short break. Don’t be lazy but be extra good to yourself. Tomorrow will be brighter.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 31, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 31, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls it’s New Year’s Eve! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s final Inspiration for 2021”. 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

“Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.”

  • Robert Burns

gardendigest.com

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December Events

Dec. 4 New Moon/Solar Eclipse at 11:43 pm PST/ 12:43 am MST / 2:43 am EDT

Dec. 18 Full Moon at 8:35 pm PST/ 9:35 pm MST/ 11:35 pm EDT

Dec. 19 Venus Retrograde until January 29

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule

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: 2022 Energies – Creative Harmonics
Jamye Price


The accompanying video to this article can be found here.

2021 Review
2021 had quite an energy to it. Deep and healing, intense and clarifying, sometimes confusing and frustrating. It shined a light in crevices that often felt like crevasses.

Read more….

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Basic Tarot Card Spreads for Beginners

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Spirituality & Health:

This New Year’s Eve, Try Årsgång

BY SARAH BOWEN
Introduced to S&H readers last year, this Swedish ritual takes you on a walk with specific rules and divine purpose.

“I went looking for a new practice that was kinder to my waistline than a Swedish pancake fest and kinder to my wallet than a trip to Ikea. I landed on the practice of årsgång.”

Read more….

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Daily Tarot Girl: 2022 Tarot Forecast + New Years Tarot Spread!
By Kate (DailyTarot Girl) / December 29, 2021


I was a bit apprehensive about doing this reading. The past two years have been…interesting. Part of me feels a sense of excitement and hope when I think about 2022 and part of me feels something else entirely.

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MBG: Everything To Know About Ego Death — From What It Is To How It Happens

Call it enlightenment, call it a transcendence; ego death is one of the most profound (and sometimes frightening) experiences someone can have in their life. We asked the experts what ego death really means, how it happens, and how to achieve it.

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Today’s DIY: How to Make Beeswax Spell Candles for House Blessing, Home Protection –

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Elephant Journal: Nightbirde Nails it with “New Year’s Eve.”

“It’s been a hell of a year.”
This song may have been released a year ago, but Nightbirde’s opening line feels just as true today as it did then.

I heard it for the first time yesterday, and like “It’s Okay,” which she famously performed on “America’s Got Talent,” her lyrics are both powerful and relatable.

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Treehugger: Winter Garden Activities That the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Yes, you should use your garden all year round.

Many people really only use their gardens and backyards during the summer months. But we should all get outdoors as often as we can. So it is worth making the effort to spend time in our gardens even when the weather may leave something to be desired.

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EarthSky News: When is the next supermoon?

A supermoon is a new or full moon that closely coincides with perigee, the moon’s closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.

The moon is full, or opposite Earth from the sun, once each month. It’s new, or more or less between the Earth and sun, once each month.

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Patheos-Pagan: Top 10 Posts of 2021
DECEMBER 29, 2021 BY JOHN BECKETT


Some posts do very well even in a down year for blogging. They say just the right thing at the right time. They cover a sensitive topic in a way that’s meaningful and helpful to many. Or they just happen to hit the right combination of keywords to attract the attention of the algorithms.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Sword of Kings

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Inner Journey:

TRAVEL WITH AWARENESS

“…focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”
— Greg Anderson

Travelling brings me wonderful opportunities to build awareness. When I get into the car, for example, I set an intention to drive well and stay alert to what other drivers and pedestrians are doing. When I realize that my mind has drifted and I’ve slipped into autopilot, I gently bring my focus back to the present.

It’s also a time when I can pay attention to my reactions. Does irritation arise when someone drives too quickly or slowly, or when I get stopped by a yellow light? Being aware of the irritation gives me the opportunity to acknowledge and then release it. If I choose to, I can be at peace anywhere – even on the road!

“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast — you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.”
— Eddie Cantor

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If there was just one thing I could tell you about living the life of your dreams, knowing that it would be enough if you understood it, I would ask you to realize that you already are.

In the presence of greatness,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Portuguese Cod Fish Casserole

An excellent cod fish dish. You must soak the salted cod over night and change the water at least twice. This is an easy fish meal with my mom’s original ingredients.

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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

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
December 31, 2021

Personality
“There is a secret person undamaged in every individual.”

-Paul Shepard


What are all these masks we wear? This is only the top layer of our disguise. We play roles, we say lines. But as we learn and grow, and get to know who we really are, we discover that strength, that light, that truth that lies within. We are perfect, whole and complete, just as we are right at this moment.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

It’s the perfect day to resolve to be happy about every and anything. You may wake up with a smile that lasts all day long. No matter how you feel, know that people will look at you to be cheered up. This kind of happiness is cosmic and the best thing you can do today is appreciate it and find joy in all those little things that surround you.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 24, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 24, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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December Quotes

“Every year at just this time,
In cold and dark December,
Families around the world
All gather to remember,
With presents and with parties,
With feasting and with fun,
Customs and traditions
for people old and young.”

  • Helen H. Moore

gardendigest.com

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December Events

Dec. 4 New Moon/Solar Eclipse at 11:43 pm PST/ 12:43 am MST / 2:43 am EDT

Dec. 18 Full Moon at 8:35 pm PST/ 9:35 pm MST/ 11:35 pm EDT

Dec. 19 Venus Retrograde until January 29

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule

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: Greater Levels of Expansion, Unity & Consciousness
Kate Spreckley


Collectively and individually, we are moving through a galactic shift that is empowering and assisting us in weaving our soul into our material existence.

Read more….

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Foraged Winter Tea

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Spirituality & Health: Reading the Tree Leaves

BY MEGAN SHOOP-VOLZ
Practice dendromancy by reading trees’ leaves and branches for insight, creating runes, and brewing faux mistletoe tea! Read more.

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Learn Religions: Rose Quartz Meditation
Clearing the Heart Chakra

This rose quartz guided meditation, meant to help heal hurts of the heart, is excellent for group gatherings. A leader will be needed to serve as the meditation guide to read the italicized text below. Be sure to have a supply of rose quartz crystals for your gathering.

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MBG: Heard Of Florida Water? Here’s Why It’s The One Thing Your Rituals Are Missing

If you’ve never heard of Florida water, let’s get one thing out of the way first: No, this is not the water you’ll find in the state of Florida. Rather, it’s a special liquid that’s believed to help enhance any number of rituals.

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Daily Magick Snippets

Bell

The Bell can be used to invoke the Goddess during ritual. The sound of a bell can clear space, and ward off evil spells and spirits. It can help to open and close a ritual. It is associated with the divine feminine.

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5 Wonderfully Weird Christmas & Festive Legends – (Exploring Festive Folklore)

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Elephant Journal: Imaginative Alternatives to the usual Tired New Year’s Resolution.

Thoughtful challenges, habit-forming rituals, and the convenient excuse to simply learn something new—without the overwhelming pressure to transform into a beautiful butterfly by the end of the year.

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Treehugger: The Marvel and Magic of Reindeer Antlers

If you’ve ever wondered where reindeer get their powers from, look no further than those towering crowns of bone.

OK, so science hasn’t actually proven that reindeer can fly and thus I can neither confirm nor deny that magical power.

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Patheos-Pagan: O Holy Night(s)
IRISANYA MOON

I grew up Catholic, steeped in the holy. And my bones remember hours in pews and my mind remembers how many glorias there are at the end of a Christmas mass.

And today, I remember ritual.

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Pagan Playlist: RITUAL MUSIC ☥ AWAKEN YOUR INNER WITCH ☤ 639 HZ

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Inner Journey:

FREE TO CHOOSE

“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”
— Sigmund Freud

In his book Nobody’s Victim, Christopher J. McCullough explains, “In order to live your freedom, you must first accept reality. ‘These are the choices, and given those choices, which do I choose?’ Whether the option you select is pleasant or painful doesnot alter the fact that, given reality, this is your preference.

“To live your freedom, it is helpful to stop and ask yourself, ‘Why am I doing this?’ and then notice whether, given the options, you are choosing what you really want, or whether you want to choose something else…. Sometimes the exercise of freedom involves naming your poison — all choices may lead to outcomes that are in some way painful. But the real pain is that of feeling powerless — denying your freedom.”

“Freedom is man’s capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.”
— Dr. Rollo May

higherawareness.com

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Today’s Recipe: Our Top 20 Most Cherished Christmas Cookies

Deck the halls with Christmas cookies! As we enter the peak season for cookie baking, we want to honor the top 20 holiday cookies that you, our Allrecipes community, have told us you love to bake and share again and again.

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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


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
December 24, 2021

Ambition
“Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.”

-St. Francis de Sales


What you are is peace, love, truth, creativity, joy – and so much more. Why would you wish to be anything else, or anything less? Be what you are, be who you are, and together we will light up the world.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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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 post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 10, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 10, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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December Quotes

On the first day of winter,
the earth awakens to the cold touch of itself.
Snow knows no other recourse except
this falling, this sudden letting go
over the small gnomed bushes, all the emptying trees.
Snow puts beauty back into the withered and malnourished,
into the death-wish of nature and the deliberate way
winter insists on nothing less than deference.
waiting all its life, snow says, “Let me cover you.”

  • Laura Lush, The First Day of Winter

gardendigest.com

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December Events

Dec. 4 New Moon/Solar Eclipse at 11:43 pm PST/ 12:43 am MST / 2:43 am EDT

Dec. 18 Full Moon at 8:35 pm PST/ 9:35 pm MST/ 11:35 pm EDT

Dec. 19 Venus Retrograde until January 29

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule

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: Remain Stable & Steady
Kate Spreckley


As we move towards the weekend and the 12:12 portal the incoming energies are initiating deeper shifts and bringing greater healing. As a result, our rebirthing process is being amplified increasing the rate of our contraction and expansion.

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Ocean Keltoi: The Heathen Celebration of Yule: Ancient and Modern (and was it stolen?)

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Spirituality & Health: Elemental Fashion: Wearing Earth, Air, Fire, & Water

BY ALYSSA COUTURE

Bring nature’s elements and the living ecosystem into balance by exploring color, fabric, design, and the therapeutic properties of clothes

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ThoughtCo: Setting Up Your Yule Altar

Yule is the time of year when Pagans around the world celebrate the Winter Solstice. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, this will be on or around December 21, but if you’re below the Equator, your Yule celebration will fall in June

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Today’s DIY: Yule Greeting Cards, Watercolor Winter Solstice Greeting Card – Wheel of the Year – Magical Crafting

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Elephant Journal: Embrace the Winter Season with Ayurvedic Wisdom.

Everything changes, and winter is here.
Nature is becoming still and ready for deep rest. It’s time to slow down, get cozy, and relax into our roots, allowing this season to replenish our bodies, offering the perfect balance to the natural cycles of life.

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Treehugger: How I Give Back to My Garden to Thank Nature
All too often, we think about what our gardens can give us and not about what we can give back.

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EarthSky News: Menkar is the Whale’s alpha star

Menkar in Cetus the Whale
Menkar (Alpha Ceti) is only the 2nd-brightest star in the constellation Cetus the Whale, after Diphda, or Deneb Kaitos, otherwise known as the Whale’s Tail. Why was Menkar designated as the Whale’s alpha star, when it’s not the constellation’s brightest? It might be because Menkar sits closer to the ecliptic, which marks the sun’s yearly circuit in front of the background stars.

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Patheos-Pagan: 9 Ways to Find Joy in Yule
LISA WAGONER

Confession: December is usually a hard month for me. I find the frenetic energy/grouchy people combination hard to bear, and the “bah humbug” leaves my lips more often than not.

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Pagan Playlist: Magic Fantasy Music – The Last of Her Kind ( Epic Emotional )

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Inner Journey:

DISTINGUISH PERSONALITY DESIRES FROM SOUL NEEDS

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Met up with the dearest, little angel over the weekend but she was really sad.

She asked, in the sweetest of angel voices, how there can be so much love in the world, yet so few feel it. How there can be so much beauty, yet hardly anyone sees it. And how there can be so many miracles, yet most are ignored.

So, I reminded her of something far more important. I reminded her that whether or not one knows of the love, they are still bathed in it. Whether or not they see the beauty, they still add to it. And whether or not they recognize the miracles, they still perform them, every single day.

Then we both just beamed.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chef John’s Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

My favorite fall soup of all time, roasted butternut squash soup is cheap, easy, nutrition, and absolutely delicious. If you’re feeling like something a bit more substantial, try this topped with a handful of crispy bacon or diced ham.

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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
December 10, 2021

Memories
“It is memory that provides the heart with impetus, fuels the brain, and propels the corn plant from seed to fruit.”

-Joy Harjo, 1991


Memory is part of the karmic cycle. Memory creates a desire, which then causes us to take action. That action then creates another memory, and we go around again. In the movie “March of the Penguins” we could see how the penguins had some kind of genetic memory that took them on the same journey year after year. It’s memory that makes birds fly south for the winter. In this way our memory can help us learn and grow.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

It may be fun to take a risk or two, but this is not the day for it. You can fight your way through any difficulty, but why make work for yourself or put yourself in harm’s way? Remember, harm comes in more forms than just what is physical. If you need to blow off steam and exert your power, maybe take it to the gym.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 3, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 3, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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December Quotes

“I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.

‘We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,’
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.”

  • Oliver Herford, I Heard a Bird Sing

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December Events

Dec. 4 New Moon/Solar Eclipse at 11:43 pm PST/ 12:43 am MST / 2:43 am EDT

Dec. 18 Full Moon at 8:35 pm PST/ 9:35 pm MST/ 11:35 pm EDT

Dec. 19 Venus Retrograde until January 29

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule

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: Trust the Process
Kate Spreckley

December brings to a close one of the most energetically intense and unpredictable years I think we have ever experienced. However, before the year is up, we can expect our awakening, healing and growth to rapidly accelerate with not only the Solar Eclipse this weekend, but also the 12:12 gateway, the Solstice and Christmas. As a result, we will have many opportunities this month to realign and refine our awareness with our soul’s consciousness

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from The Green Witch: Crafting a Winter Herb Bundle | Solstice Tradition

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Spirituality & Health: How Macaques, Birds, & Cats Can Help You Meditate

BY SARAH BOWEN

Acknowledging other animals’ capacity for still minds might be a helpful tool for quieting your own

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ThoughtCo: Yule Wassail Recipe and History

The tradition of wassailing (pronounced to rhyme with fossil-ing) is hardly a new one. In centuries past, wassailers went from door to door, singing and drinking to the health of their neighbors.

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Journey Into Dreams: Spider Dream Meaning
Last Updated on August 7, 2021 Dreaming of spiders can mean many different things. The spider can often come into our lives as a symbol or spirit animal to help us better understand and survive through difficult situations

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MBG: This Solar Eclipse Will Totally Shift The Energy: Here’s What To Know

Have your hope, faith, and optimism dwindled? After another curveball-throwing year, you’re certainly not alone. But the December 2021 Sagittarius new moon flips the lens, helping us to review life from a philosophical perspective. True, it’s a lofty goal for a year that tested our emotional resilience and empathy

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🎄 An Enchanted Yule Home Makeover🌲Witch Vlog

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Today’s DIY: Magical Yule Gifts to Make

As Yule approaches, many of us in the Pagan community like to give handmade goodies to our friends and family — in particular, magical gifts are a great way of letting someone know how much you care about them.

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Elephant Journal: What Goddess Kali teaches us about Shadow Work.

In many Tantric texts, Kali is considered the supreme deity and, in fact, equivalent to Brahman, the absolute reality.
Kali, the fierce Dark Goddess, is perpetually destroying and, at the same time, creating—destroying in order to create and creating in order to destroy.

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Treehugger: What to See in the Night Sky for December 2021
A holiday comet, dueling meteor showers, and a remote total solar eclipse 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 2021.

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EarthSky News: Total solar eclipse of December 4, 2021

A total solar eclipse sweeps across Antarctica on December 4, 2021. The instant of greatest eclipse takes place at 07:33 UTC, which is 1:33 a.m. on the morning of December 4 for us in North America. So North Americans will not see the eclipse. People located at the southernmost tips of South America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand will experience the partial phases. T

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Patheos-Pagan: December Tarot: Get Creative With Eight of Pentacles
JESSICA RIPLEY

These are the cards for the month of December. Eight of Pentacles is an interesting card, associated with craft and making things by hand, or being hard at work on something you love.

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Pagan Playlist: Music for Yule – Winter Solstice songs (Autumn’s End)

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Inner Journey: WHAT IS SOUL CONSCIOUSNESS?

“You are a holistic being with both nondualistic energy and the energy of the physical plane as a part of your being at your disposal.”
— Wayne Dyer

Andrew Schneider helps us understand our human experience of being soul. He says, “Soul consciousness arises when we stand facing in opposite directions at the same time – toward eternity and toward time, toward infinity and toward space, toward unity and toward complexity. We stand in that dualism without being dualistic, for in consciousness we can accommodate the opposites. We do this by identifying with both. This identification results in the experience of being an individual while at the same time being the whole, and finding no contradiction in this experience.”

“Give your difference, welcome my difference, unify all difference in the larger whole — such is the law of growth. The unifying of difference is the eternal process of life — the creative synthesis, the highest act of creation.”
— M. P. Follett

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A Note from the Universe

Would it make any difference if you knew that we understand, deeply, the battles you’ve waged? To know that we’ve approved of the choices you’ve made? That you have your own fan club here? That on the weekends we watch movie clips of your life? That every single morning we celebrate your birthday? That what you’ve learned, you’ve taught us all?

Would it make any difference if you knew that sometimes when no one’s watching, we each, in our own way, pretend to be you?

Well, whether or not it makes a difference… YOU have.

“Look, a smile is coming!”

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Baked Potato Soup I

Thick and creamy. Uses leftover baked potatoes.

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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


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
December 3, 2021

Empowerment
“When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one’s imagination.”

-Ellen Key


In the film world, we see that anything is possible. Why? Because there are writers and actors and directors working together to create a reality for the big screen. Many of these production companies have names that emphasize that it is an illusion that we are watching, like “Dreamworks” or “Imagine Films.” In the “real” world, anything is possible, but we don’t always believe it. We limit ourselves to what we have already experienced, or what we can see, or feel. But the truth is that we are creating our reality everyday, just the same way that filmmakers are making movies. We’re writing our script, and acting it out. If we want to change something, we can change it. We have that power.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 15, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 15, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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October Quotes

“October is nature’s funeral month. Nature glories in death more than in life. The month of departure is more beautiful than the month of coming – October than May. Every green thin loves to die in bright colors.”

  • Henry Ward Beecher

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Restoring Connection to the Earth
Kate Spreckley


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The Light is gathering and manifesting upon the Earth bringing forth a rebalancing within of all creation. The false ideas of separation between ourselves and the rest of life is being dissolved offering us the opportunity to embrace and consciously know our innate connection to the universe, the earth, nature, and each other. Our belief in the illusion of separation has caused our imbalances and as we continue to awaken and heal, we bring ourselves back into alignment with all of creation

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Spell Walkthrough: House Protection

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Spirituality & Health: The Spiritual Meaning of Moon Phases BY KALIA KELMENSON

Waning, waxing, full, or new—each moon phase has its own meaning and brings opportunities to harness its energy through rituals and practices.

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ThoughtCo: How To Make a Soul Cake for Samhain

Soul cakes were traditionally baked as a gift for the spirits of the dead. In many European countries, the idea of “Souling” became an acceptable alternative for Christians.

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Journey Into Dreams: Glass and Broken Glass Dream Symbol Meaning
What does it mean to dream about glass? Whether it’s broken glass or a crystal clear vase, learn the symbolism and meaning of glass in dreams.

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MBG: How To Use Selenite For Deep Energetic Cleansing, From Crystal Experts

There are a number of different crystals out there to help with everything from protection to love. But of all the crystals available, few are better for clearing energy than selenite. Here’s why this crystal is a fan favorite of so many, plus how you can use it yourself.

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Daily Magick Snippets: Magickal Names From Stones

Flint (grey, brown black)

This is very strong magickal name filled with strength. It is good for people who want to feel useful, or who are exploring their artistic side. It also helps people who are dealing with fear in their lives and need extra strength to get through it.

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Today’s DIY: Crafting A Calendula and Rose Salve From Scratch

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“Perhaps the most famous icon of the holiday is the jack-o-lantern. Various authorities attribute it to either Scottish or Irish origin. However, it seems clear that it was used as a lantern by people who traveled the road this night, the scary face to frighten away spirits or faeries who might otherwise lead one astray. Set on porches and in windows, they cast the same spell of protection over the household. (The American pumpkin seems to have forever superseded the European gourd as the jack-o-lantern of choice.) Bobbing for apples may well represent the remnants of a Pagan ‘baptism’ rite called a ‘seining’, according to some writers. The water-filled tub is a latter-day Cauldron of Regeneration, into which the novice’s head is immersed. The fact that the participant in this folk game was usually blindfolded with hands tied behind the back also puts one in mind of a traditional Craft initiation ceremony.”

  • Mike Nichols, All Hallow’s Eve

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Treehugger: 10 Facts That Make Valley Forge National Historical Park a Natural Wonderland

Although Valley Forge National Historical Park is famous for the location’s significant role in the American Revolutionary War, this celebrated site encompasses so much more than historical gravitas. The Pennsylvania national park is also home to rolling hills, lush countryside, a wide variety of protected wildlife, and an extensive trail system.

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EarthSky News: Deneb Kaitos Marks The Tail Of Cetus

Deneb Kaitos is the brightest star in the constellation Cetus the Whale (or Sea-Monster). In star names, the word deneb usually means tail. And so it is with this star. It marks the tail of Cetus. Deneb Kaitos is also known by two alternate names, Beta Ceti and Diphda. It shines at magnitude 2, making it about as bright as Polaris the North Star. Neither Polaris nor Deneb Kaitos shines brightly enough to be super noticeable. But both are well within the limit of visibility to the unaided eye. Based on parallax measurements, Deneb Kaitos lies at an estimated distance of 96 light-years from Earth.

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic pagan song for Samhain Halloween 2020

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Inner Journey:

PERCEPTION DEFINES OUR REALITY

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”
— Henri Bergson

Our entire universe is energy — vibrating waves of pure potential. The electromagnetic vibrations of our consciousness interact with the energetic potential that exists everywhere as the life force to ‘collapse’ the waves and create matter. So the patterns of our minds create the form of our world.

By simply observing a form, we influence it. We in turn are influenced by others. This challenges us to be more aware of the quality of our being and the vibrations we transmit.

“There is no reality in the absence of observation.”
— The Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

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A Note from the Universe

Being super fabulous can only come from being a super you.

And being a super you pretty much comes from using me, constantly.

Life is easy,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Halloween Gummy Worm Ice Cubes

These Halloween ice cubes can be made with plain water or sparkling lemon-flavored water. They are a great addition to a Halloween punch 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


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
October 15, 2021

Contentment
“Our happiness or unhappiness depends as much on our temperaments as on our luck.”

-La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)


Contentment is a choice. We have the choice in how we perceive our situations. We have the choice in how we react, and respond, to any circumstance. Circumstances change, and so can our temperament. Why not choose to look on the bright side? Let’s try it, and see how it feels. Shift.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

People may look to you to get some enthusiasm back into their lives. If sagging a little in spirit yourself, you can still inspire others. This can cheer you up, too, so don’t underestimate a small glimmer of joy in something that you genuinely love. No one has to agree with you. They only have to allow you to do what feels best to you – and you to them.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 8, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 8, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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October Quotes

“Spring comes with flowers, autumn with the moon, summer with the breeze, winter with snow. When idle concerns don’t fill your thoughts, that’s your best season.”

  • Wu-Men

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Be Open to Transformation
Kate Spreckley

This is a powerful time of healing and truth as the incoming energies are supporting us in integrating the many insights and understandings we have gained over the past year.

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Book of Shadows Page, Black Cat Oil – Spell Oil Recipe, Conjur Oil – Witchcraft, Magical Crafting

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Spiritual Unite:

THE SPIRITUAL SYMBOLISM OF PEACOCKS | LOVE AND DREAM MEANINGS
Peacock Symbolism
The spiritual symbolism of the peacock has been recognised in every corner of the world for centuries – even longer, perhaps!

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ThoughtCo: Sacred Plants of the Samhain Sabbat

In most modern Pagan traditions, plants and their folklore are an integral part of belief and practice. In particular, many of the Sabbats are associated with the magical properties of different plants.

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Journey Into Dreams: Bleachers & Grandstands Dream Meaning
What does it mean to dream about bleachers or a grandstand? Learn what it means when you dream of a crowd at a sports event or empty bench seats.

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Daily Magick Snippets: Magickal Names From Stones

Emerald ( clear green)
This is the name for the person who wants to overcome all adversity. It also promotes success and can help to attract employment and opportunities.

source:The New Book of Magical Names by Phoenix McFarland

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THE RAVEN by Edgar Allan Poe (Best Reading)

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Elephant Journal: 7 Steps to Balance your Crown Chakra & Start your Healing Journey.

Humanity as a race has reached a point where it could do with a bit of divine intervention.
The spread of COVID-19 has practically turned our world upside down. Currently, our lives are plagued with stress, uncertainty, anxiety, and chaos

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Treehugger: Growing Guide for Rosemary: Plant Care Tips, Varieties, and More

Rosemary features dark green foliage and pale, purple-blue flowers that are perfect for a fragrant garden hedge or a holiday topiary. But it isn’t just grown for aesthetic purposes—the savory, piney taste can elevate the flavor of a variety of foods, and growing this herb fresh pays off in the kitchen.

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EarthSky News: Proxima Centauri, Closest Star To The Sun

Proxima Centauri is a red dwarf
The star Proxima Centauri isn’t visible to the eye, but it’s one of the most noted stars in the sky. That’s because it’s part of the Alpha Centauri star system, home to three known stars and the closest stellar system to our sun. Of the three stars in Alpha Centauri, scientists believe Proxima is closest to our sun, at 4.22 light-years away. Astronomers have discovered two planets for Proxima so far. It also has massive solar flares and might even be the source of a mysterious radio signal.

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Patheos-Pagan: Bay Leaf Magic: Burn and Banish
ASTREA TAYLOR

One of my favorite herbs s bay, also known as laurel. Burning a bay leaf can cleanse the energy of a space, banish negativity, communicate your wishes to the gods, and is even said to break curses.

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Pagan Playlist: Dark Music – The Sealed Kingdom

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Inner Journey:

BEING ALONE

“I wish Pooh were here. It’s so much more friendly with two.”
— Piglet (A.A. Milne)

Are you willing to be alone?

Ingrid Bacci says, “If you are afraid of being alone, you are dependent on others for your sense of self, and if you are dependent on others, you block your receptivity to inner guidance. Being willing to be alone involves being willing to be different,to have commitments and values that don’t blend with any crowd.”

“Man’s loneliness is but his fear of life.”
— Eugene O’Neill

“I celebrate myself, and sing myself.”
— Walt Whitman

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Sometimes it’s the things that annoy you the most, about certain situations or people, that you’ll miss the most when things change.

Sometimes,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mandarin Pumpkins (Healthy Halloween Snack)

If you are looking for a fun, healthy Halloween snack for your kids, try these mandarin pumpkins. I’ve brought them to my kids’ kindergarten Halloween party as a treat and everyone thought they were super cute.

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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


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
October 8, 2021

Insight
“You can change your beliefs so they empower your dreams and desires. Create a strong belief in yourself and what you want.”

-Marcia Wieder


Believe in yourself. Be yourself. Wise words, but do we take them to heart? Do we even understand the deep meaning of these words? First we need to know who we are. When we recognize and acknowledge the wisdom, strength and beauty that is within us, we understand that we can’t be anything less. Our dreams and desires are empowered by our faith and conviction

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

Act with boldness, but not too much, and make this an easy and productive day. If something challenging or unexpected arises at work or with family, be receptive and stand your ground. Don’t push back until you know what it is you’re up against. Then if needed, give as well as you get. You can do this tactfully.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 17, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 17, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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September Quotes

“The morrow was a bright September morn;
The earth was beautiful as if newborn;
There was nameless splendor everywhere,
That wild exhilaration in the air,
Which makes the passers in the city street
Congratulate each other as they meet.”

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

gardendigest.com

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September Events 2021

Sept. 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins (Sept 2- 29)

Sept. 6 Labor Day/ New Moon at 5:51 pm PST/ 6:51 pm MST/ 8:51 pm EST

Sept. 20 Full Harvest Moon at 4:54 pm PST/ 5:54 pm MST/ 7:54 pm EST

Sept. 22 Mabon/ Fall Equinox/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 27 Mercury Retrograde 9Sept. 72- Oct. 18)

Sept. 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins (Sept. 30- Oct


Spirit Library: Full Attention is Demanded (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are living in a phenomenal time where our full attention is being demanded as the incoming energies work to bring about something totally new and unprecedented within ourselves and our world. The individual shifts and changes occurring now are stoking the fires of our collective transformation awakening us all to a new vision of a new world. We are being pushed beyond what has previously been known and as the old continues to collapse a new and fertile landscape will be revealed.

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Grounding Work for your Spiritual Journey| Yeyeo Botanica

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Spiritual Unite: WHAT IS THE SPIRITUAL SYMBOLISM OF AN OWL?
Owls are one of the most popular animals in spiritual culture. They have been used for centuries to symbolize wisdom and knowledge because of their keen eyesight, which is said to give them insight into hidden things.

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ThoughtCo: Mabon Ritual To Honor the Dark Mother

Demeter and Persephone are strongly connected to the time of the Autumn Equinox. When Hades abducted Persephone, it set in motion a chain of events that eventually led to the earth falling into darkness each winter.

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Journey Into Dreams: HAMMER DREAM MEANING AND SYMBOLISM

A hammer is a tool that we can use to nail things together or break things apart. Dreaming about a hammer can mean that you need to look at your life objectively

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MBG: Soul Retrieval: 7 Signs Your Soul Is “Lost” & How To Get It Back

If you believe that each of us has a soul, you might be interested in the concept that souls can become “lost,” or at least fragmented in a way that leaves one feeling incomplete, often due to trauma.

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Spirituality & Health: 20 Affirmations for Empaths Who Feel the Pain of the World

Self-care reminder: Just because you feel it doesn’t mean you’re responsible for it.

Do you often feel deeply attuned to the feelings of people around you? For example, when someone smiles and says they’re fine, perhaps you know they really aren’t?

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Sobek | Protector of the Nile

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Elephant Journal: The Last of Summer’s Full Moons: Pisces triggers Emotions & Relationships. {September 20th}

It is called the Harvest Moon, associated with autumnal bounty, but September’s Full Moon in Pisces is the very last of Summer’s full moons, rising just before Autumn Equinox on the 22nd.

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Treehugger: The World’s Loneliest Tree Holds Court on a New Zealand Island

If you scan satellite imagery of Campbell Island, the largest of New Zealand’s southernmost subantarctic island group, it won’t be long until you come across what’s been designated “the world’s loneliest tree.”

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EarthSky News: What Are Red Giants?

A red giant is a star in its death stages. It has slowly swollen up to many times its original size. Once at the red giant stage, a star might stay that way for up to a billion years. Then the star will slowly contract and cool to become a white dwarf:

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Patheos-Pagan: The White Spring
ANNWYN AVALON

Many people know of the magic of Glastonbury and the magic of Chalice Well located there, but not as many know that just a few feet away is another sacred water source.

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Pagan Playlist: Fantasy Celtic Music – Heart of Fire

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Inner Journey:

FORGIVENESS BRINGS JOY

“The greatest evil that can befall man is that he should come to think ill of himself.”
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Do you feel worthy of having joy? Do you feel you deserve it?

The first step to activating our inner joy is to eliminate the blocks to it. We can start by truly forgiving ourselves and all others. Forgiveness calls for a shift in our perception. It is easier to forgive ourselves and others when we really understand that each of us has always done the very best we knew to do at that time.

“If we don’t forgive ourselves for our mistakes, and others for the wounds they have inflicted upon us, we end up crippled with guilt. And the soul cannot grow under a blanket of guilt, because guilt is isolating, while growth is a gradual process of reconnection to ourselves, to other people, and to a larger whole.”
— Joan Borysenko

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What do you give someone who already has it all, forever and ever?

Did you just say, “How about the fleeting illusion they don’t have it all, to create a sense of adventure, to fill their days with drama, and to impose upon them the almost unbearable lightness of being that all angels feel when dancing in time and space… dude”?

Or was that “dude” actually a “duh”?

Thank you for being a friend,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Coconut/Nut/Date Rolls

These make a really sweet all natural treat that almost all can enjoy… excepting those with nut allergies… but you can always skip the nut adding… though they are better with the nuts…

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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


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
September 17, 2021

Reliability
“Champions take responsibility. When the ball is coming over the net, you can be sure I want the ball.”

-Billie Jean King


Being reliable is being a champion. It’s being strong, and confident in our abilities. It’s accepting challenges and rising to the occasion. It’s taking on life in partnership with the universe knowing that we can handle whatever comes our way

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Patience is your secret weapon to face down all obstacles today. Take your good old time to make sure you understand what needs to be done, for whom, why, and how. This methodical approach may not be your natural or favorite one, and it might annoy someone who has a different opinion of how urgent the issue is. Nonetheless, patience will get you through the day with fewer, if any, mishaps.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 10, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 10, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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September Quotes

“Crown’d with the sickle, and the sheaten sheaf,
While Autumn, nodding o’er the yellow plain,
Comes jovial on.”

  • James Thomson, Autumn, 1730

gardendigest.com

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September Events 2021

Sept. 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins (Sept 2- 29)

Sept. 6 Labor Day/ New Moon at 5:51 pm PST/ 6:51 pm MST/ 8:51 pm EST

Sept. 20 Full Harvest Moon at 4:54 pm PST/ 5:54 pm MST/ 7:54 pm EST

Sept. 22 Mabon/ Fall Equinox/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 27 Mercury Retrograde 9Sept. 72- Oct. 18)

Sept. 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins (Sept. 30- Oct


Spirit Library: Be Drawn into Deeper Connection with Your Soul ( a message from Kate Spreckley)

We stand amid two realities, one that is destabilizing and dissolving and one that is slowly coming into form. Our purpose now is to release ourselves from the old and allow the forms and structures of our past to fall away and dissolve. As we do so the new emerges and its form begins to take shape. The longer we remain tied to the past the longer it takes for the new to materialize

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MABON RECIPE | Veggie-filled Cornucopia | Celebrating the Autumn Equinox

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Spiritual Unite: THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF MAGPIES: SYMBOLISM
Magpies are beautiful birds that hold many meanings. Magpie’s spiritual symbolism is often associated with protection, good luck, and even change.

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ThoughtCo: How to Use Crystals in Prayer or Meditation with Angels

Some people find it valuable to use crystals as tools to help them better connect with God and his angels in prayer or meditation. That’s because crystals contain energy that may help attract or magnify the energy that angels project.

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Journey Into Dreams: MEANING OF NEEDLES IN DREAMS

Seeing a needle in your dream can mean there is something in your life that needs attention. Needles are often sharp, and so they can sometimes represent something painful in your life.

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MBG: What’s In Store For You This Month Based On Your Astrological Sign

Virgo season is well underway, and astrologically speaking, September is shaping up to be a busy month. Depending on your astrological sign, there are some key things to watch out for. Here’s what you can expect, according to the AstroTwins.

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Daily Magick Snippets

The color PURPLE is used for increasing Psychic Abilities, Wisdom, Spirituality, Spiritual Growth, Power, Healing, and brings one in tune with the Divine Feminine.

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Magical Herbs: Cloves

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Elephant Journal: The Gratitude Walk: Change your Mood in 15 Minutes.

There I was, slumped at my desk with a case of the Mondays.
My motivation was as locked down as New Zealand after that one COVID infection. Deadlines to meet, dishes to wash, small human to single parent: my mental state was equal parts fatigue and self-pity. You know the recipe.

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Treehugger: Hummingbirds Are Able to Smell Danger
Vultures aren’t the only birds who recognize odors, study finds.

Glittery and graceful, hummingbirds hover and flit in midair as they gather nectar. But it’s not just their athleticism that helps them source food.

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EarthSky News: Cassiopeia The Queen Ascends In September

Any late summer evening, and throughout northern autumn, Cassiopeia the Queen can be found ascending in the northeast after nightfall. The shape of this constellation makes Cassiopeia’s stars very noticeable. Cassiopeia looks like the letter W (or M). Look for the Queen starting at nightfall every September. She’ll be higher up in the northeast as autumn unfolds. For those in the northern U.S. and Canada, Cassiopeia is circumpolar, above the horizon all night long.

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Patheos-Pagan: Cross and Crossroads: When to Call Yourself a Witch
J. ALLEN CROSS

“All you need to become a witch is to decide that you are one.” I find this statement at best, cringeworthy, and at worst, wildly disrespectful.

before we begin, let me state clearly that this article may make some of you upset or angry.

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Pagan Playlist: Magical Fairy Music – Secrets of the Faeries | Fantasy Harp Music, Celtic, Enchanting (1 hour)

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Inner Journey:

NOTHING NEEDS TO BE FIXED

“If you are ready to accept all which you find in yourself, you will be able to move through everything with deep sensitivity, awareness, love and understanding.”
— Gerd Ziegler

As we understand it, the spiritual journey is not about becoming perfect. It’s about acceptance, releasing judgment, and embracing everything in wholeness.

This is a great challenge for our personality. We’ve grown up comparing ourselves to others, always judging how we’re better and worse than those around us. And many of us are very good at finding fault with ourselves.

If we release judgment, then nothing needs to be fixed — including you. Explore inviting your soul to help you accept all that is and experience a whole new way of living.

“Wherever you are is always the right place. There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are.”
— Julia Cameron

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

To find out how much you’ve truly been blessed with in terms of love, time, energy, talent, joy, abundance, confidence, intelligence, wit, or any other quality, substance, or dispensation, give of them.

Then you’ll know what boundless really means.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Apple Butter Snickerdoodles

These snickerdoodle cookies have a hint of apple butter for a different take on the classic favorite.

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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


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
September 10, 2021

Honesty
“No legacy is so rich as honesty.”

  • William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

  • Being called honest is a compliment. And it feels good to hear that someone appreciates that about us. It’s because we value honesty, it’s important to us. We like to be dealt with fairly and honestly. Honesty engenders trust, which builds strong relationships.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

Right and wrong are important, yes, but today equally or more important could be doing what helps the most or alleviates the most pain or difficulty for someone or something. It could be as simple as feeding a stray cat, but it could be much more complicated, especially if it involves someone you care deeply for. Try to see things clearly and don’t overreact about anything

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 3, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 3, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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September Quotes

” Sorrow and scarlet leaf,
Sad thoughts and sunny weather.
Ah me, this glory and this grief
Agree not well together!”

  • Thomas Parsons, 1880, A Song For September

gardendigest.com

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September Events 2021

Sept. 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins (Sept 2- 29)

Sept. 6 Labor Day/ New Moon at 5:51 pm PST/ 6:51 pm MST/ 8:51 pm EST

Sept. 20 Full Harvest Moon at 4:54 pm PST/ 5:54 pm MST/ 7:54 pm EST

Sept. 22 Mabon/ Fall Equinox/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 27 Mercury Retrograde 9Sept. 72- Oct. 18)

Sept. 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins (Sept. 30- Oct


Spirit Library: Shining Light into the Dark (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The journey of our soul in a human form is filled with experiences which bring healing, growth, and learning. When we see that the purpose of every situation in our lives enables our soul to evolve, we can elevate our awareness and observe our past from a place of wisdom, compassion, and deep understanding.

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The Strange & Terrifying Creatures of Sweden – (Exploring Scandinavian Folklore)

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

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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Journey Into Dreams: SHARK DREAM MEANING

Sharks appear in our dreams to help us better understand what’s going on with our lives. While it might be scary to dream about a shark, understanding what sharks mean in our dreams can help us better discover what our real feelings might be.

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Daily Magick Snippets

Crystals for Dreams

Smoky Quartz can help you to interpret and find the meaning of your dreams.

Celestite helps you remember your dreams.

Ulexite brings an understanding of and clarity to the dreams we remember.

Lapis Lazuli helps to enhance the work we do in the Dreamtime. it also protects us and promotes contact with our spirit guides.

Kyanite helps us to remember our dreams and promotes healing in the Dreamtime

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Book of Shadows Art – Van Van Oil Recipe – Witchcraft Spell Oil – Magical Crafting Prosperity Spell

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Pagan Library: The Blessing Chant by Scott Cunningham

May the powers of the One, the source of all creation;
All persuasive, omnipotent, eternal, may the Goddess,
The Lady Moon; and The God, Horned Hunter of the Sun;
May the powers of the Spirits of the Stones
Rulers of the elemental realms; May the powers of the stars above
And earth below. Bless this place, and this time,
And I who am with you.

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Treehugger: 10 DIY Beauty Recipes Using Hemp Oil for Skin, Hair, Lips, and Nails

An increasing number of cosmetics and personal care brands are raking in the benefits of hemp oil, extracted from one of the fastest growing and most productive plants on the planet

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EarthSky News: Venus-Spica Conjunction On September 5

The Venus-Spica conjunction takes place on September 5 at 6 UTC. But that doesn’t mean you have to look exactly at that time. Depending on where you live worldwide, the planet Venus and the star Spica may appear closest together on the sky’s dome after sunset September 4 or 5.

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Patheos-Pagan: Ask Me About Witch Ritual: Tips & Tricks
JASON MANKEY

Every once in awhile when I’m between books I take questions from readers. I used to do this on Facebook, but now I mostly do it via my Patreon page. This set of questions deals with ritual (one of my favorite topics!).

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Pagan Playlist: Sun Circle

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Inner Journey:

MAKE FRIENDS WITH TIME

“We race to win, but at what price? Driven by the threat of time, we wonder why we feel so empty at the end of action-filled days.”
— Diana Hunt

Do you fly through each day with your eyes always on the clock? In western cultures, we’ve been taught that we need to impose our own order on life. As a result, we think we need to control every aspect of our day.

How might you enter into a new relationship with time? How might you take back the power you’ve given to the clock?

This is the time of your life. How are you spending it?

“When busyness is the measure of time, no matter how much time exists it is never enough.”
— Diana Hunt

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Please notice those who already possess as you wish to possess or who have already achieved as you wish to achieve and ask yourself whether or not they have some special gift that you don’t have?

Do they have more angels than you? Are they any more loved than you? Have they suffered more, worked harder, or waited longer than you? Would I permit them to be “luckier” or have it easier than you?

You will see, after careful consideration, that their manifestations depended upon none of these things. They arrived simply because they expected them to arrive, and they lived their lives accordingly.

Boom,

The Universe

tut.com

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Kitchen Witch Cookbook: Recipe: Herbal Cold & Flu Tea

This tea clears my sinuses so well and just makes me feel better when I’m under the weather. Plus, it tastes nice

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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


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
September 3, 2021

Communication
“Violence of the tongue is very real – sharper than any knife.”

-Mother Teresa


There’s a child’s song that says “sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me.” Since most of us have been hurt by words, we know the truth is that words can be sharp, and our emotions can be fragile. The good news is that words can also be very healing, and loving. Our thoughtful communication can help a person to feel really good.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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