Cat’s Morning Bits for July 16, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 16, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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July Events

July is the seventh month of the year in the Julian calendar. The month of July was previously called Quintilis in Latin as it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. The name of the month was changed to July in honor of Julius Caesar during the Julian calendar reform.
timeanddate.com

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 9 New Moon at 6:16 pm PST/ 7:16 pm MST/ 9:16 pm EST

July 23 Full Blessing Moon at 7:36 pm PST/ 8:36 pm MST/ 10:36 pm EST


Spirit Library: Keep Your Light Strong (a message from Kate Spreckley)

There has been a significant increase in the incoming energies this week which is stoking the fires of transformation. We are navigating our way through another round of break down and the conclusion of our connection to the past. As a result, we are seeing the shadow aspect of humanity rising to be embraced by the light. With every challenge we are given a choice to either focus on fear or to see the bigger picture of what is emerging.

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Yeyeo Botanica: Choosing a Spiritual Path | Things I wish I knew

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING: SEEING A WHITE BUTTERFLY SYMBOLISM
A white butterfly is a beautiful winged creature that can signify many things. Do you want to know what it means if you see one

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ThoughtCo: Lugh, Master of Skills

Similar to the Roman god Mercury, Lugh was known as a god of both skill and the distribution of talent. There are countless inscriptions and statues dedicated to Lugh, and Julius Caesar himself commented on this god’s importance to the Celtic people.

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MBG: What Reversals In Tarot Really Mean & How To Read Them

If you’re familiar with tarot and have experimented with your own tarot readings, you may have noticed each card has a general meaning, as well as a “reverse” meaning, should you pull it upside down. But the truth is, people disagree on how important reversals really are. Here’s what you should know the next time you pull a card in reverse

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Daily Good: Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul

Our longings are a unique manifestation of the universe’s longings. In listening to the depths of life, within our lives and within every life, we will hear the longings of the One that are deeper than the fears that divide us.

  • John Philip Newell –

Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul

“We know things in the core of our being that we have not necessarily been taught. And some of this deep knowing may actually be at odds with what our culture or religion or nation has tried to teach us. This book is about reawakening to what we know in the depths of our being, that the earth is sacred, and that this sacredness is at the heart of every human being and life-form. To awaken again to this deep knowing is to be transformed in the ways we choose to live and relate and act.” John Philip Newell is a modern-day Celtic bard and spiritual teacher in the prophetic tradition who communicates across the boundaries of religion and race, following in the footsteps of other “wandering” teachers from the Celtic diaspora scattered across the centuries. What follows is an excerpt from his new book, “Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul.” { read more }

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Rose of Jericho Prosperity Magic – Money Draw Spell, Green Witch, Magical Crafting – Witchcraft

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Elephant Journal: Ayurveda: Restore your Inner Balance with these 3 Doshas

When individuals discover Ayurveda, they hear of the three Doshas—the three constitutions or mind-body types that make up the body.

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Treehugger: What Causes Hail in the Summer?
An unlikely blend of thunderstorms and icy temperatures results in hail.


Hail, the irregularly shaped lumps of ice that tumble out of the sky during thunderstorms, is a puzzling precipitation type. It’s made of ice and common during the spring and summer months, yet it resembles winter’s sleet and graupel

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EarthSky News:Coathanger: Looks Like Its Name

The Coathanger or Brocchi’s cluster is a tiny asterism – a pattern of stars that is not a constellation. This star formation looks exactly like its namesake, and is amazingly easy to make out through binoculars. The whole trick to viewing the Coathanger is to know just where to look.

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Patheos-Pagan: Color Out of Chaos: Forms of Magic and the Chaos Star
THUMPER FORGE

Hey, you know what? We haven’t talked about Chaos Magic in, like, forever. Let’s get back on that.

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Pagan Playlist: The Sacred Feminine Within ✧ Songs of Native Women

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Inner Journey:

JOURNEY HOME

“Everything seeks its source.”
— a universal principle

Our spiritual journey unfolds through 2 stages.

THE PATH OF PERSONALITY – We arise from the one source of all, to be born as individuals in a world of form. In this physical world, we experience separation and limitation. This is a time of immersion in a world of effects, form, ego, distortion, illusion and pain.
THE PATH OF SOUL – When we have experienced enough pain, we find our way back home to our spiritual source. We let go of the illusion of separation to embrace unity and wholeness. We work with cause instead of effects.
Paradoxically, it’s only with a strong and healthy personality that we become capable of expressing soul. WHERE ARE YOU ON YOUR PATH? Are you struggling to do more and have more? Are you aware of your soul challenging you to open to the bigger picture of life?

“Two people have been living in you all your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating; the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attended to – you have uncovered in yourself your own wise guide.”
— Sogyal Rinpoche

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Believe me, I know all about it. I know the stress. I know the frustration. I know the temptations of time and space. We worked this out ahead of time. They’re part of the plan. We knew this stuff might happen. Actually, you insisted they be triggered whenever you were ready to begin thinking thoughts you’ve never thought before.

Good on you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Prosciutto e Melone (Italian Ham and Melon)

This easy and refreshing starter featuring cantaloupe and cured ham (Parma ham for instance) can also be served as an appetizer: just cut the cantaloupe into bite-size pieces, wrap them with ham and spear them on skewers for a colorful snack! Use superior quality Italian ham for best results

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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
July 16, 2021

Progress
“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.”

-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894)


To progress we must make the effort. We must forge ahead. We must put ourselves out there and be open to experiences that challenge us. We can start right where we are, by knowing where we want to go

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

You may be dwelling on your weakness or discomfort, and those things may be real enough, but take heart and know that these things are also temporary and are not going to last much longer. You underestimate or overlook your great powers of recovery and self-healing. You have too much love of life to be kept down for long. Give yourself a break and relax a bit

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 July 9, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 9, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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July Events

July is the seventh month of the year in the Julian calendar. The month of July was previously called Quintilis in Latin as it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. The name of the month was changed to July in honor of Julius Caesar during the Julian calendar reform.
timeanddate.com

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 9 New Moon at 6:16 pm PST/ 7:16 pm MST/ 9:16 pm EST

July 23 Full Blessing Moon at 7:36 pm PST/ 8:36 pm MST/ 10:36 pm EST


Spirit Library: Excess Energy (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are currently being hit with some very powerful cosmic energies and planetary alignments as we move towards the Galactic New Year on the 26th. The Galactic New Year marks the completion of our sun’s orbit around the centre of the Milky Way. It opens up a powerful portal of cosmic energies which will allow for a dramatic increase in the light and energy coming in the planet. The heaviness we are feeling is preparing us for the energies that will come through the Galactic New Year.

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The Green Witch: Stress Relief Spell | Simple Spellwork in the Form of a Salve

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Spirituality & Health: Cooling Sleep Meditation for Hot Summer Nights

Use this guided meditation to cool off the body and mind and prepare for rest.

In the long, hot nights of summer, it can be harder to get a good night’s sleep. This gently hypnotic sleep meditation imagines a cool mountain lake and a waterfall to rinse away any excess heat, irritation, or frustration that might be keeping you up at night so you can cool down, slow down, and get some rest.

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ThoughtCo: Sacred Places to Visit in the United States

The British Isles and Europe don’t have a monopoly on sacred places. There are a number of sites in the United States that are places of magical energy and power. Here are ten amazing places in the U.S. that draw natural energy from the earth.

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Spirituality & Health: Embracing New Moon Energy by Megan Shoop-Volz

A new moon can be a time to plot change, plant seeds, and bathe in darkness.

When it comes to embracing moon energy, the full moon tends to get all the love. However, every phase of the moon radiates its own style of rich, mystical energy—even when we can’t see it at all.

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MBG: The Year’s One & Only New Moon In Cancer Begs Us To Feel Our Feelings

Feelings spill out in every direction this Friday, July 9, as the year’s only new moon in Cancer activates empathy. Some feelings may be as intense as a rapidly rushing river; others will drip out when we least expect it. Either way, resistance is futile under these moonbeams.

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Block Breaker Protection Jar | Yeyeo Botanica

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Elephant Journal: 45 Denzel Washington Quotes to help us “Fall Forward” in Life.

I have listened to Denzel Washington’s commencement speech, Fall Forward, at the University of Pennsylvania many times.
In his speech, he talks about an old woman approaching him at a salon. She tells him a prophecy that he’d influence the world.

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Treehugger: Grinning, Silly Photos Highlight the Fun of Pets

Newborn chicks engrossed in watching a video, a laughing horse, and a cat so relaxed it looks like she’s melting.

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EarthSky News: Is Ophiuchus A Constellation Or A Sign?

The forgotten constellation
Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer is sometimes called the 13th or forgotten constellation of the zodiac. That’s because the sun passes in front of Ophiuchus from about November 30 to December 18 each year. And yet no one ever says they’re born when the sun is in Ophiuchus

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Patheos-Pagan: You Cannot Be Taught To Be A Witch
MAT AURYN

You can be taught witchcraft, but you cannot be taught to be a witch. This may seem like an odd statement from someone who teaches witchcraft for a living and has written a forthcoming book on,

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Playlist: Rather Be (箏/Koto cover) – Clean Bandit – TRiECHOES Collaborated with Ceramic Artist Takahiro Koga

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Inner Journey:

THE SOURCE OF ANGER

“Anger is that powerful internal force that blows out the light of reason.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

How does anger typically surface in your life?

We usually get angry at someone, don’t we? We judge that someone has done something wrong and we want them to be punished.

In truth, the actions of others are never to blame. It’s our thinking – our blaming and judgment – that causes the anger. And we blame and judge because we have a need that has not been met.

In his book ‘Nonviolent Communication,’ Marshall B. Rosenberg advises that rather than blame others, we are better served by directing our energy towards meeting our own needs.

He offers a simple tool for change. Instead of saying, ‘I am angry because they …’ we can say, ‘I am angry because I am needing ….’

“At the core of all anger is a need that is not being fulfilled.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg

“How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.”
— Marcus Aurelius

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A Note from the Universe

If ever there was a symbiotic relationship, you know, like leaf hoppers and meat ants, clownfish and Ritteri sea anemones, the Egyptian plover bird and the crocodile, each of which thrives because of the existence of the other… it’s me and you, babe.

Include me, Cat, in your every thought, as I do you.

You have something in your teeth,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Farmer’s Market Corn Toss

Visit your local farmer’s market to gather ingredients for this recipe that is super fresh, easy, and tasty! I like mine with chopped chicken to add a little protein and enjoy as a main dish with sides of corn bread, tortilla chips, and fresh guacamole. Try basil in place of parsley if you prefer.

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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
June 9, 2021

Excellence
“If a man write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


Excellence is noticed in this society. Excellence is honored. It doesn’t matter if it comes with an award, or a paycheck, or the appreciation of others, or even just our own peace of mind knowing that we have done something good – excellence is its own reward.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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 July 2, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 2, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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July Events

July is the seventh month of the year in the Julian calendar. The month of July was previously called Quintilis in Latin as it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. The name of the month was changed to July in honor of Julius Caesar during the Julian calendar reform.
timeanddate.com

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 9 New Moon at 6:16 pm PST/ 7:16 pm MST/ 9:16 pm EST

July 23 Full Blessing Moon at 7:36 pm PST/ 8:36 pm MST/ 10:36 pm EST


Spirit Library: Apparent Darkness (a message from Kate Spreckley)

With the Eclipse season and Mercury Retrograde now behind us, July is set to be an energetically charged month where we can gain some traction and the opportunity to move forward. However, as we enter this new month, we are still in rest mode and integrating the energies and the changes of the past month. What we must remember is that positive growth and transformation often involve a descent into ‘darkness’ before a new cycle begins.

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How To Prep Spell Candles || Witchcraft 101

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Spiritual Unite: UNDERSTANDING THE SOUL FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF BHAGAVAD GITA


So, what exactly is the soul? This is a question that has defeated mankind from time immemorial. Theologians, as well as philosophers and mankind in general, have been unable to understand what the soul is fully

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ThoughtCo: Eclectic Wicca

The Merriam Dictionary defines the word ‘eclectic’ as meaning “selecting what appears to be best in various doctrines, methods, or styles .” Eclectic Wiccans (and eclectic Pagans, who are a very similar group) do just that, sometimes on their own and sometimes in informal or formal groups

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Spirituality & Health; 5 Ways to Balance With Flower Essence Therapy

BY JASMINE BILALI

Petals under the tongue or essence dropped on the skin can alleviate stress and help you make decisions, adapt to change

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MBG: This July Will Start All Sorts Of Fireworks, According To Astrologers

This July, step back and reflect before you make any big moves. Not only is it sensitive Cancer season until July 22, but four of the five slow-moving outer planets are powered down in their annual retrogrades until fall. But that doesn’t have to spell boring! With spicy Mars in Leo, there’s plenty of (safe) summer fun to be had. Here’s what your July astrology forecast has to say

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Wise Woman Herbal: Ode to Cabbage
by Susun Weed

Rainbow warrior womb-one cabbage, I sing your praises.
I sing in color, fiercely, with savor and scent, as you do, oh cabbage, oh queen of the garden.

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Mnemosyne: The Goddess of Memory (Greek Mythology Explained)

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Treehugger: Beginner’s Guide to Growing Lemon Balm: Plant Care Tips and Uses

Earning the title of Herb of the Year in 2007 by the International Herb Association, lemon balm is a hidden gem of the herb gardening world. All mints have the reputation of being easy to grow, and this variety is no different. Just add a single plant to your garden, and it’ll come back (and possibly multiply) year after year.

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EarthSky News: July 2021 Guide To Visible Planets

Find these visible planets in July 2021: Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus, Mercury

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Patheos-Pagan: Find the Magic of Pagan Summer
LISA WAGONER

Summer is upon us here in the Northern Hemisphere, and I have been noticing a delightful trend among my Pagan and Witchy friends; they are making plans and are determined to enjoy themselves.

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Pagan Playlist: Fantasy Medieval Music – Rise of a Kingdom

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Inner Journey:

Willingness to change

“At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.”
— Thich Nhat Hahn

How are you feeling in this moment? If you are not feeling great, are you willing to make the effort right now to shift your focus so you feel better? Finding something to appreciate will do it.

If you are not willing, that’s okay. Don’t judge yourself. Just be aware that you are choosing to stay where you are.

“Choice of attention… is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.”
— W.H. Auden

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Did you know that when you were born, so wee and small, we thought we might never, ever get over all the crying?!

Ours, not yours.

So in love,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Buttermilk-Poppy Seed Skillet Cake with Strawberries

This cake was born out of the need to use up some extra buttermilk and strawberries before they went bad. You can make this in a 9-inch cake pan instead of a skillet, if desired.

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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
July 2, 2021

Food
“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.”

-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)


The more popular version of this saying is: “You are what you eat.” That’s easy to understand in terms of food. We know what’s good for our bodies. But think of what we eat in terms of what we consume in the media, and the marketplace, too. Are we buying and using products that are good for ourselves and the environment? Are we reading, watching shows, and expressing ourselves in ways that are beneficial to humanity? Food for thought!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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 June 25, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 25, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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June is named after the Roman goddess Juneo, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women. .”

June 8 World Oceans Day


June 10 New Moon at 3:52 am PST/ 4:52 am MST/ 6:52 am EST // Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Flag Day

June 15 Worldwide Day of Giving

June 20 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice/ Father’s Day/ Sun enters Cancer

June 22 Mercury goes direct

June 24 Full Moon 11:39 am PST/ 12:39 pm MST/ 2:39 pm EST


Spirit Library: Use This Time Wisely (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As the seasons change so too does our inner landscape. As such, there is something new awakening within us which is creating a rebalancing of both our inner and our realities. As we move into this month’s Full Moon energies we are impelled to turn inward and reflect on what we are really trying to achieve. There is great momentum being generated now which is pressing us to use this time wisely.

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My Favorite Magickal Herbs of Summer

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Spiritual Unite: 5 SIGNS YOU ARE CLAIRSENTIENT


Clairsentience is the combination of two words. Here, the prefix Clair means clear and the suffix means the person’s ability to feel. On the whole, this word means clear feeling. It is the capacity to receive psychic information through sensing.

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ThoughtCo: Initiation Ritual for a New Seeker

The following ritual is for use in initiation by a group. Obviously, while it serves as a useful template for your particular coven, you may need to change things. For example, if your group honors a particular god or goddess, you may wish to include their names in the ceremony.

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MBG: 3 Spiritual Dream Symbols You’ll Want To Pay Attention To

Some dreams flow into our lives with a majestic force, while others feel more ordinary, like confusing replays of daily events. As a dream interpretation expert, I believe that all dreams have meaning and can help us grow when we pay attention to them. However, there are some spiritual dream themes I’ve seen that seem to be especially powerful.

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Spirituality & Health: 5 Ways to Be Happy When Life Makes You Sad

How to channel your inner happiness warrior

When faced with someone’s sadness, how often have you offered the hollow, “Cheer up!” mantra? If you’ve been on the receiving end of that suggestion, then you know how seldom it translates to feel-good emotions. So how do you alleviate sadness? Successfully conquering sorrow begins with understanding why it sticks around, and ends with specific steps you can take to give it the boot.

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: The History of Fairies

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Elephant Journal: How to Protect your Energy like your Life Depends on It.

We are all bundles of energy.
If we don’t monitor our energy usage and regularly refill, by the end of the day, we find ourselves in the “I am about to shut down” zone, similar to a battery warning symbol illuminating on a phone. With no battery charger to restore us to full charge, we slowly watch the hours fade away as we cling on for bedtime, in the hope we can recharge overnight—only to repeat it again the next day.

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Treehugger: These Soulful Dog Portraits Were Inspired by a Cat

Belgian photographer Vincent Lagrange dedicates his book on dogs to a one-eyed cat named Dwiezel.

Dwiezel hung out in the studio belonging to Lagrange’s dad, who was also a photographer

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EarthSky News: Is Zubeneschamali A Green Star?

Zubeneschamali, aka Beta Librae, is the brightest star in the constellation Libra the Scales. It’s just a touch brighter than the other bright star in Libra, called Zubenelgenubi. Modern observers – and we’re talking about professional astronomers now – often say that the star Zubeneschamali in the constellation Libra is white or bluish. But earlier observers often described Beta Librae as a green star

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Patheos-Pagan: Salt City Pagan: What If Druidry Survived?
TYSON CHASE

Imagine a world where Christianity had not become the primary religion throughout Europe. What types of images do you see?

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Pagan Playlist: Pagan Folk Witch songs

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Inner Journey:

INTUIT AND DO IT

“If doubt is challenging you and you do not act, doubts will grow. Challenge the doubts with action and you will grow. Doubt and action are incompatible.”
— John Kanary

To reap the greatest benefits from intuition, we need ACTION. Be in motion. Act as if your highest expectations have already happened. Be in front of more opportunities and people. Let go of any blocks or attachments. Create mental space and physical space. Plan your work and work your plan.

Miracles rarely happen by doing nothing. Most miracles happen through other people.

What actions can you take that will move you towards your goals?

“Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.”
— Annie Besant

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A Note from the Universe

Never create rules. Not ever.

Not for others. And especially not for yourself.

Unless, of course, this is your rule.

Born free

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: 10 Water-Rich Foods to Keep You Hydrated

Staying hydrated is critical to your health and well-being, but drinking water isn’t the only way to provide your body with what it needs. There are plenty of water-rich foods that can contribute to your hydration in some pretty tasty ways. Here’s a list of ten of those most hydrating foods, along with recipes, to help you incorporate hydration into your diet in a seamless way

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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
June 25, 2021

Integrity
Polonius: This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.”

-Shakespeare (1564-1616), Hamlet


Integrity is meaning what you say, it’s doing what you say you will do. It’s being honest, but more than that, it is staying true to what you believe to be right, just, and fair. When we know who we are, integrity comes easily. We expect nothing less of ourselves.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

People may come to you for help in making a difficult decision or two. This will be second nature to you and no decision will be beyond your capabilities. The World is not so big that it can hold choices you are unable to make or decisions that could overwhelm you. Be exceptionally confident, capable, and at ease in public and private sectors today

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 18, 2021 Summer Solstice Edition

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 18, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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June is named after the Roman goddess Juneo, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women. .”

June 8 World Oceans Day


June 10 New Moon at 3:52 am PST/ 4:52 am MST/ 6:52 am EST // Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Flag Day

June 15 Worldwide Day of Giving

June 20 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice/ Father’s Day/ Sun enters Cancer

June 22 Mercury goes direct

June 24 Full Moon 11:39 am PST/ 12:39 pm MST/ 2:39 pm EST


Spirit Library: Intuition Is Your Greatest Power (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As we step towards the Solstice, an intensely powerful energy is moving within us pushing us towards expansion both internally and externally. The incoming energies are demanding urging us to see our life with perfect clarity and to find the light despite the challenges we still face. How we think, how we feel and how we react to life is transforming changing our perception and giving us a different view of what is now possible.

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Spirituality & Health: A Ritual for Summer Solstice and Father’s Day

The summer solstice coinciding with Father’s Day is a powerful opportunity for exploring the balance of masculine and feminine within yourself.

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: The Magickal Herbs of Mid Summer

Fairy Offering: Sprinkle Sage or Vervain mixed with tobacco around =our garden as an offering to the elementals and fairies who help things grow.

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ThoughtCo: Sunflower Magic and Folklore

When summer is at its peak, its not uncommon to see rows of sunflowers blooming in all of their colorful glory. Ranging from just a foot or two high to well over eight feet in height, sunflowers come in a variety of yellows and oranges

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MBG: Why This Year’s Summer Solstice Is Extra Special + How To Spend It

Midsummer, Litha, Alban Hefin—whatever you know it as, the summer solstice is almost here. At 11:32 pm EDT this Sunday, June 20, the sun will reach its highest point in the sky, closing out the longest day of the year and signaling the official start of summer in the northern hemisphere

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Summer Solstice Meditation

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Pagan Library: Summer Solstice Group Ritual
The Great Heat Banishing Rite

The Gathering

The group will gather inside the circle awaiting the beginning of the ritual.

The Procession of the Priestess and Priest

The Priestess and Priest will enter to drumming

The Call of the Quarters

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Mountain Rose Herbs: Fruit and Herb-Infused Water Recipes

A huge part of healthy living is about adopting lots of small, daily habits that add up to lifelong wellness. For over 25 years of clinical herbal practice, I have sought out and recommended simple hacks for making good lifestyle choices easier

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Exemplore: Seven Crystals for Celebrating Litha

Litha, also commonly known as the summer solstice, is a fire festival celebrated in June. This is the longest day of the year and the point in the year that the sun begins to recede. Crops will be in full growth by now and heading towards maturity and harvesting.

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EarthSky News: Northernmost Sun On Solstice

For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the June solstice signals the beginning of summer. For the Southern Hemisphere, winter starts at this solstice. This 2021 June solstice takes place on Monday, June 21, at 3:32 UTC; translate UTC to your time. In North America and U.S. time zones, that’s June 21 at 12:32 a.m. ADT, yet on June 20 at 11:32 p.m. EDT, 10:32 p.m. CDT, 9:32 p.m. MDT, 8:32 p.m. PDT, 7:32 p.m. AKDT (Alaskan Daylight Time) and 5:2 p.m. HAST (Hawaiian-Aleutian Standard Time). The solstice happens at the same instant for all of us, everywhere on Earth; only our clocks differ by time zone

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Patheos-Pagan: Celebrating Summer Solstice With Flowers and Fire

Summer is a beautiful time of year. The sun shines longer, the flowers are blooming, and gardens are beginning to flourish.

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Pagan Playlist: Lisa Thiel – Litha (Summer Solstice Song)

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Inner Journey:

CREATE HAPPINESS RIGHT NOW

“It is our basic right to be a happy person, happy family, and eventually a happy world. That should be our goal.”
— Dalai Lama

Little adjustments to our attitude and approach each day can create a major difference in our appreciation of life. On the surface, nothing changes. At the same time, absolutely everything does.

Use your awareness or your imagination to bring happiness to this moment. Find something to appreciate. Do this as often as you remember to do so, and your world will transform.

” … we can no longer afford to throw away even one ‘unimportant’ day by not noticing the wonder of it all. We have to be willing to discover and then appreciate the authentic moments of happiness available to all ofus every day.”
— Sarah Ban Breathnach

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Today’s Recipe: Making Mead for Solstice

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Magical Correspondences for Midsummer

June 20, 2021

Colors: Blue, green, gold or yellow, orange, white and red

Plants and Herbs: Anise, Mugwort, Chamomile, Rose, Lily, Cinquefoil, Lavender, Fennel, Sun Flower, Mistletoe,

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Daily Wisdom
June 18, 2021

Collaboration
“When two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worries and only half the royalties.”

-Agatha Christie (1955)


I think this pretty much applies in any business! And pretty much at times in any relationship. What we’re looking for is balance. Very rarely is the division of labor split 50/50. Life just doesn’t work like that. Sometimes in one area it’s 80/20, or in another it’s 40/60. It is important that we contribute to the best of our ability at any given time. Overall, a successful collaboration is where all of the parties involved can look at a finished project and say that they would do it again.

-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 June 11, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 11, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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June is named after the Roman goddess Juneo, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women. .”

June 8 World Oceans Day


June 10 New Moon at 3:52 am PST/ 4:52 am MST/ 6:52 am EST // Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Flag Day

June 15 Worldwide Day of Giving

June 20 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice/ Father’s Day/ Sun enters Cancer

June 22 Mercury goes direct

June 24 Full Moon 11:39 am PST/ 12:39 pm MST/ 2:39 pm EST


Spirit Library: Breakthrough (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Waves of change are rippling through the collective consciousness and there is a noticeable increase in the intensity of the incoming energies as we move towards tomorrows New Moon Solar Eclipse. This eclipse season is powerfully accelerating our growth and development and brings to a peak all that we have endured for the past two decades. As such it marks the end of a particular way of being and the start of something new.

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Pioneer Thinking; How to Preserve and Regrow an Aloe Vera Leaf

An aloe vera leaf has plenty of uses, aside from treating several skin ailments, the juice can be taken internally to boost the immune system and improve our digestive condition

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Spiritual Unite: WHAT IS THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF CHILLS?


The spiritual meaning of chills. You may have experienced sudden chills throughout your body, or maybe even goosebumps?

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ThoughtCo: Create an Elemental Garden for Litha

If you’re a Pagan who’s into gardening, you might want to consider planting an elemental garden. The four classical elements are often associated with Pagan and Wiccan spirituality, so why not incorporate them into your gardening?

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13 Tips for Beginner Witches || Witchcraft 101

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MBG: Pulled The Wheel Of Fortune Tarot Card? Here’s What You Need To Know

For a tarot card named the “Wheel of Fortune,” this card doesn’t always indicate good fortune—perhaps “fate” would be a better word, as well as “change.” One of the 22 major arcana cards, this is one of the most thought-provoking and potentially transformative.

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Today’s DIY: HearthWitch:How to Trim Tarot Cards║Divination Cards

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Elephant Journal: This Quote from “Women who Run with the Wolves” will bring you home to your Wild Self

Someone recommended Women Who Run With the Wolves to me well over a decade ago.
They said it had changed their life.

I soon brought it home from the bookstore, made myself a cup of tea, and sat down to peruse

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Treehugger: Puppies Are Born Able to Communicate With People

Your dog definitely communicates with you. They let you know when they want to go out, if a delivery driver is in the neighborhood, and if you are even a few minutes late for dinner.

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EarthSky News: Earliest Sunrises Before Summer Solstice

For the Northern Hemisphere: Have you noticed how early your sunrises are? Plus, the dawn light is beautiful. At mid-northern latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere, your earliest sunrises of the year happen around now. That’s despite the fact that the northern summer solstice – year’s longest day for this hemisphere – happens about a week from now.

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Patheos-Pagan: Exploring your Witch Type (The Water Witch blog)
ANNWYN AVALON

I get quite a few questions over my Instagram account. One that I get quite often is “How do I know what type of Witch (or magical practitioner) I am?”

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Pagan Playlist: Ancient Egyptian Music – The Nile River

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Inner Journey

NEED TO LET GO OF CONTROL?

“The world is not to be put in order; the world is order, incarnate. It is for us to harmonize with this order.”
— Henry Miller

Ego believes that it needs to protect us from external dangers. Through control and manipulation, it aims to keep us safe. This need of ego is based in fear.

If we hope to live in love, we must become acquainted with soul. Experiencing soul brings a deep knowing that this is a loving universe. Experiencing soul also builds faith. We learn to trust that we don’t have to run the show. And when we do this, we tap the source of true freedom and joy.

“It is not action or effort that we must surrender; it is self-will, and this is terribly difficult. You must do your best constantly, yet never allow yourself to become involved in whether things work out the way you want.”
— Eknath Easwaran

“True spiritual surrender responsibly opens itself to the unknown.”
— Stephen V. Doughty

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A Note from the Universe

Oh! I’ve been meaning to tell you for the longest time, that… well… concerning the illusions: time and space, the stars at night, the earth under your feet, the oceans, the rivers, the prairies, and everything under the sun…

They’re a-l-l-l-l yours.

Guess I thought you’d have noticed by now.

Oh, yes they are –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 10 Desserts No One Will Guess Are No-Bake

If you’re looking for an easy dessert for fancy or casual entertaining, which also won’t heat up your kitchen, then look to these no-bake desserts. Your guests will be so busy enjoying the scrumptious flavors that they’ll never stop to wonder if they’re baked or not. Scroll through to find some of our favorite no-bake cheesecakes, brownies, pies, and cookies

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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
June 11, 2021

Chance
“A wise man turns Chance into good Fortune.”

-Thomas Fuller (1654-1734)


When we have that chance, that opportunity that we’ve been looking for, the opportunity that we actually create for ourselves, we’ve got to move on it. We make our good fortune by the opportunities we take.

-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 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 May 28, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 28, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: Pay Close Attention (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Eclipses tend to bring about events and opportunities that enable us to let go of aspects of ourselves and our past that we have outgrown. As such we are able to anchor in the gifts and wisdom we have gained without needing to repeat the past. It is important that we take notice of what is emerging for us, the messages, the insights and the clarity as events occurring now are accelerating our transformation.

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The One Thing Every Kitchen Witch Kneads | Candied Ginger Honey Brioche

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Spiritual Unite: TYPES OF REMOTE VIEWING – STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED


Did you know there are multiple types of Remote Viewing (RV)?

Beyond the well known CRV method, there are other tried and tested techniques for viewing a person, place, or object at any distance.

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ThoughtCo: Profile of Nemesis

Nemesis is a Greek goddess of revenge and retribution. In particular, she is invoked against those whose hubris and arrogance got the better of them, and serves as a force of divine reckoning.

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Unpopular Witchcraft Opinions ║ Formal Training? Shadow Work?

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Elephant Journal: A Brief Guide to Energetic Hygiene & 21 Signs your Energy Needs a Bath.

Everything is energy.
There are live, animated objects that we can touch and see physical energy taking shape, and then there are fields around us that are made up of subtle energy we can feel and sense.

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Treehugger: How to Make an Aloe Vera Face Mask

A homemade aloe vera mask can do wonders for your skin. For starters, aloin, an anti-inflammatory agent found in aloe vera, can help your skin heal and regenerate.

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EarthSky News: Moon Swings By Saturn And Jupiter On Late May And Early June Mornings

On the mornings of May 30 to June 2, 2021, watch for the waning moon to sweep by two bright planets – two outer solar system gas giants – golden Saturn and bright Jupiter. Unless you’re a night owl, you probably won’t see the moon, Saturn and Jupiter rising into your sky before your bedtime.

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Patheos-Pagan: Approaching Gods in Non-Traditional Ways

Tuesday’s post Many Ways To Serve Many Gods got very good feedback. Most readers appreciated the main point that the Gods are sovereign individuals and that our ……

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Pagan Playlist: Wilde Rose

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Inner Journey: WHERE’S YOUR ATTENTION?

“Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.”
— Greg Anderson

What do you usually focus on: problems or solutions?

When our mind dwells on a problem, we stay stuck. Woe is me! But when we can shift to ask how we might achieve a solution to our problem, our subconscious mind, thinking and creativity move into gear. New possibilities open up.

Get in the habit of asking for solutions!

“Every choice moves us closer to or farther away from something. Where are your choices taking your life? What do your behaviors demonstrate that you are saying yes or no to in life?”
— Eric Allenbaugh

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A Note from the Universe

The more you trust folks the less they let you down.

Which is not, incidentally, why I trust you.

Always,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Tortellini Salad with Tomatoes and Peas

This is one of my standard pasta salads for potlucks or parties. It’s vegetarian and so good! Don’t skimp with the dressing because the tortellini soak up a lot of dressing. I estimated the dressing amounts, so you just need to taste for yourself.

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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
May 31, 2021

Trust
“The soul and spirit that animates and keeps up society is mutual trust.”

-Robert South (1634-1716)


As human beings we really do rely on each other. There are many situations where we have no choice but to trust each other. When we drive on the freeway, for example, we trust that each driver will adhere to the traffic laws and do his or her best to avoid an accident. We trust that when we wait for a bus, that the bus will show up approximately when the schedule says it will do so. Parents trust schools to educate their children, and schools trust parents to get the kids to school on time. Customers trust businesses to provide the products they need, and business trust their customers to keep coming back when they give good service. Love makes the world go ‘round, but trust definitely makes society go ’round!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

Take everything and everyone a little bit more seriously today, without getting grim about it. People may bring you requests or problems that they think are shaking up their world, and you should offer at least a token respect for their worries and needs. None of this puts any pressure on you, unless you get emotionally involved. Remember, you have neither the power nor responsibility to fix it all.

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 May 14, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 14, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: Knowledge Is Power (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Remaining grounded and balanced can be challenging at this time as we are being drawn inward to integrate the New Moon energies. With this integration waves of energy are being cleared from the collective in preparation for the upcoming eclipse season. As a result, we are being called to gather our energy and restore our reserves

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Tarot for Beginners: How I Use Tarot Cards for Self Discovery & Guidance

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Spirituality & Health: Balancing the Throat Chakra for Neck and Shoulder Pain

When there is pain in the neck or restriction in the throat chakra, it’s worth asking: What emotions are caught in our throat, unable to be spoken?

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ThoughtCo: Hestia, Greek Goddess of the Hearth

The Greek goddess Hestia watches over domesticity and the family, and was traditionally honored with the first offering at any sacrifice made in the home.

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Element of Earth: Money Pebbles

Money Pebbles

Earth is the element of stability, foundation, strength, growth and prosperity in all it’s forms. earth is the densest of all the elements and is physically manifested in stones, rocks, crystals, and gems

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Shaolin Qigong 15 Minute Daily Routine

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Elephant Journal: The Butterfly Method to Higher Consciousness.

One thing I’ve learned in my life is the timeless truth that sometimes “to speed up, you must slow down.”
When we slow our roll, we have the opportunity to get present, to be in the moment, get into our lives, and give ourselves the gift of seeing what is going on instead of just doing the do.

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Treehugger: 25 of the Most Dangerous Animals in the World

A 2019 study at Utah State University examined how many people are injured or killed each year by wildlife in the United States, the first such review to take place since 2002.1

It found that more than 47,000 people sought medical attention after being attacked or bitten by wildlife each year, resulting in eight fatalities on average.

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EarthSky News: Mercury at greatest elongation on May 16-17

Want to nab Mercury, the innermost planet of the solar system, sometimes called the most elusive planet? Now’s the time to catch this world, as Mercury the inferior planet swings to its greatest elongation east of the setting sun on May 17, 2021 (evening of May 16 for the Americas).

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Patheos-Pagan: Working With Many Gods

Today we have three questions about working with multiple Gods. Or if you prefer, worshipping, working for, serving, honoring – pick the term that matches what you do.

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Pagan/ New Age Playlist: ☼ Dancing Soul ☼ music by Sacred Earth

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Inner Journey: CREATE CONSCIOUSLY

“No man has a chance to enjoy permanent success until he begins to look in a mirror for the real cause of all his mistakes.”
— Napoleon Hill

The law of karma is the law of cause and effect. It works unavoidably when there is no consciousness — when we are not present in the moment. When there is no consciousness, the past creates the future.

The law of Love supersedes the law of karma. It intervenes in the process by focusing in the present. In fact, one could say that Love is being fully present. When anything is initiated in Love in the present, the future of that reality will be purposeful, meaningful, loving and powerful.

“He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have forgotten its cause.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

“In my beginning is my end.”
— T.S. Eliot

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A Note from the Universe

Judging yourself for what you haven’t yet accomplished is like finding fault with a caterpillar that can’t fly or tree that can’t leave… well, you know what I mean.

You will soar,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Teriyaki Ground Beef Skillet

A quick and easy one-pan, kid-friendly skillet dinner with sweet, rich, and flavorful meat and an Asian twist. The perfect weeknight dinner served with white rice.

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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
May 14, 2021

Science
“I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”

-Isaac Newton (1642-1727)


It is with that child-like heart that all great adventures begin. It’s the big “what ifs” in life that spark our curiosity and engage our attention. When we love doing something, it’s not work to us, but play.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

You may be dwelling on your weakness or discomfort, and those things may be real enough, but take heart and know that these things are also temporary and are not going to last much longer. You underestimate or overlook your great powers of recovery and self-healing. You have too much love of life to be kept down for long. Give yourself a break and relax a bit.

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 May 7, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 7, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: Renewal of Life (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In these times of dramatic change, it can be tempting to throw ourselves into life by attempting to accomplish things at the level that we have in the past. However, a more gradual approach is needed as we are still integrating the shifts and changes that have occurred recently. Being mindful of our energy reserves and the unnecessary aspects that are still draining us is important

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Began Practicing Witchcraft

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Spiritual Unite: 411 NUMBER MEANING – YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE


Are you looking for 411 number meaning?

Has this numerological number shown up in your life and left you with unanswered questions?

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ThoughtCo: The Magic of Crows and Ravens

Both crows and ravens have appeared in a number of different mythologies throughout the ages. In some cases, these black-feathered birds are considered an omen of bad tidings, but in others, they may represent a message from the Divine. Here are some fascinating crow and raven folklore to ponder.

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Spirituality & Health: 6 Ways to Harness the Power of the Sacred Feminine

BY SHANNON KAISER
Don’t worry about getting too “goddessy.” Fierce femininity is heart-centered confidence full of grace, wisdom, and sophistication

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MBG: Beyond The Physical: How Ayurveda Can Restore The Body’s Energetic Pathways

Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga, is also known as the science of life. Its ancient wisdom gives us a deep understanding of our unique mind, body type (also called a dosha), and physical imbalances.

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Daily Good: Friend of the Water

A name is a starting point for bringing the abstract into relationship, enkindling understanding.

  • Natalie Middleton –

Friend of the Water

“Above a clear, rocky stream, a tiny green tree frog perches on the belly of a leaf. Turning its minute snout toward the water, the frog lets out three chirps in the dark, struggling to make itself known. The act of naming is never a discovery, but a description of what always was there, a sound connected to a thought in time. The heart within the translucent chest of the tiny frog by the stream beats with blood dating back 300 million years, long before the first utterance of human language. And until recently, it survived, like 86 percent of terrestrial life, without a scientific name, unable to break through what taxonomists refer to as the Linnean shortfall.” Science writer Natalie Middleton shares more. { read more }

Be The Change

What is the meaning of your name, and the story behind it? Reflect on what, and who it connects you to.

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Herbal Jedi: Burdock | Root of Vitality

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Treehugger: How Speed Bumps Are Saving Endangered Monkeys in Africa

Speed bumps are saving the lives of the endangered Zanzibar red colobus, one of Africa’s rarest primates. After four speed bumps were installed along a road crossing the Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park on the Zanzibar archipelago, the number of colobuses killed by vehicles dropped dramatically, according to a new study.

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EarthSky News: Look for the beautiful Northern Crown

Tonight, look for a constellation that’s easy to see on the sky’s dome, if your sky is dark enough. Corona Borealis – aka the Northern Crown – is exciting to find. It’s an almost-perfect semicircle of stars. You’ll find this beautiful pattern in the evening sky from now until October.

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Patheos Pagan: Embodying Fire Within

Within witchcraft, often we speak of the elements in their separateness. That fire, earth, water and air, all are separate from one another.

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Pagan Playlist: Pagan Folk Witch songs

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Inner Journey: WHAT MESSAGE DID YOU MOST NEED TO HEAR?

“One word frees us from the weight and pain of life; that word is love.”
— Sophocles

In exploring the enneagram, Riso and Hudson have identified ‘lost messages’ that we needed to hear as children but didn’t. The absence of these words may be at the heart of our most basic fear. And unconsciously we may still be seeking to hear these words from others.

Review the following messages and note if any one touches you more strongly than the others:

  1. “You are good.”
  2. “You are wanted.”
  3. “You are loved for yourself.”
  4. “You are seen for who you are.”
  5. “Your needs are not a problem.”
  6. “You are safe.”
  7. “You will be taken care of.”
  8. “You will not be betrayed.”
  9. “Your presence matters.”

“Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are — chaff and grain together — certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.”
— Dinah Mulock

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Just knowing that good things are now happening for you behind the curtains of time and space, which will soon spill into your life, is enough to make good things start happening for you.

Always know this. Because they are.

Happy for you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mother’s Pecan Pancake Muffins

Quick and easy, kid-friendly, syrup-free pancakes.

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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
May 7, 2021

Philosophy
“I am open to conviction on all points except dinner and debts. I hold that one must be eaten and the other paid. Those are my only prejudices.”

-George Eliot, 1857


Having an open mind will get us far. It helps us to learn and to grow. There are so many different experiences just waiting for us. There are times when we need to step up and say “okay, let’s go” and see what happens, see where a philosophy takes us. We can always change our mind and try out something else!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

The day may be full of confusion but you don’t have to go through it naively and unaware of what’s happening around you. It’s not a good day to flirt with taking silly risks, some of which might turn out to be semi-dangerous or costly. You may be too hyper to want to play it safe, but at least make an effort to not be naïve or irresponsible.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. 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 23, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 23, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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“Sweet April showers
Do spring May flowers.”

  • Thomas Tusser, A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, 1557

April 1 April Fools Day

April 11 New Moon at 7:30 pm PST/ 8:30 pm MST/ 10:30 pm EST

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

*The Lyrids meteor shower appears on April 16 – April 26

April 17 Herbalist Day

*Eta Aquariids meteor shower also appears in April. It is visible from about April 21 to about May 20

April 22 Earth Day

April 26 Full Wind Moon at 8:31 pm PST/ 9:31 pm MST/ 11:31 pm EST

April 30 Walprgis Night / Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

May 1 Beltane / May Day


Spirit Library: Consolidate Your Energy (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Our values are changing and with this change we are embodying a deeper sense of our worth, our value and the resourcefulness of our soul. The incoming energies are accelerating and as a result, sudden realisations and awakenings can be expected, ensuring that we trust the intuitive nudges and insights arising now.

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF THE COLOR RED


Red is a dominant color, even without considering it’s spiritual and esoteric meanings, red represents power and aggressiveness.

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ThoughtCo: Magical Self-Defense and Protection

Many people involved in Pagan and Wiccan spirituality find themselves, at some point, worrying about magical attack. What if someone casts a spell on me? How will I know? What do I do? More importantly, how do I protect myself so that it doesn’t happen in the first place?

Read more….

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Spirituality & Health: A Letter-Writing Burn Ritual for Healing

BY ATHENA BAHRI

This ritual is helpful for all types of loss. Compose, read, and release your pain, or you can bury your letter—connecting your words to Mother Earth.

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MBG: One Day Isn’t Enough: 6 Earth Day Resolutions To Set & Stick With

While Earth Day is certainly nice in theory, in practice it needs to last well beyond April 22. This is one holiday that could use the New Year’s treatment: Imagine if we all used Earth Day to check in with ourselves and set ambitious eco-friendly goals for the future?

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Pioneer Thinking: Health Benefits of Ginger

A fiery spice, the health benefits of ginger stretch from increasing circulation to helping with indigestion as well as being an ingredient in many dishes from around the world and is easy to incorporate into many simple and quick dishes as part of your daily diet.

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Beware the Faerie Ring

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Elephant Journal: 13 Rumi Poems to Awaken the Love Within Us

When anxiety fills me, and I feel disconnected from my essence—or when I’m simply out of love—I turn to Rumi.
Rumi didn’t start out as the 13th century Persian poet we all cherish today. He was a wealthy nobleman, theologian, and sober Islamic scholar—until he met the wandering dervish monk known as Shams Al Tabriz.

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Treehugger: 11 Wild Wetland Animals

A wetland is an area of land saturated with freshwater, saltwater, or a brackish mixture of the two. Marshes, estuaries, mangroves, bogs, and swamps are just a few examples of wetland ecosystems, which can often be found at transitional areas between bodies of water and land.

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EarthSky News: Mercury, Venus pair up dusk April 24-26

Up for a big observing challenge? Try to spot the planets Mercury and Venus coupling up on the sky’s dome at dusk on April 24, 25 and 26, 2021. We give you fair warning. The quest won’t be easy, even with binoculars. You’ll need an unobstructed horizon in the direction of sunset and crystal-clear skies to view these close-knit worlds in the glow of evening twilight.

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Patheos-Pagan: Ancestor Work

I’ve seen a lot of talk about ancestors and ancestor work recently, especially on my Twitter feed. I’ve seen some people saying “you must always honor your ancestors” and others saying “I never do ancestor work.”

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Pagan Playlist: The Misty Mountains Cold – The Hobbit

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Inner Journey: TWO VIEWS

“… no matter what our difficulties may be, we recognize that there is a deep untroubled stream flowing below all surface troubles and that we are of one substance with that stream. The soul knows no difficulties.”
— James Thornton

Masters teach that we can experience two completely different states of reality at the same time — from the personality and from the soul.

Author Pema Chödron talks about being hungry, cold and tired but at that same time deeply content. Ram Dass speaks of how the emotional heart can be breaking while we recognize that all is unfolding perfectly.

Allowing our soul to be present with the discomforts of the personality shifts our experience of the discomforts.

“True self simply refers to the aspect of our being that is completely aware of its expanded nature no matter what we may be experiencing in our lives.”
— Martia Nelson

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A Note from the Universe

Being in the right place at the right time isn’t something you can force.

It just happens when you keep busy. Effortlessly.

Imagine that,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 15 Light and Fresh Spring Soups

Spring is still soup weather, but calls for bright, fresh-picked vegetables and herbs to play a major roles as well.

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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
April 23, 2021

Letters
“I am much fonder of receiving letters, than writing them: but I believe this is no very uncommon case.”

-Mary Lamb, 1802


Remember when we were little, and the whole experience of going out to the mailbox was magical? And those days when we received mail of our very own were so special, like a surprise! Receiving letters is still special, and it’s good to remind ourselves of that. We can actually make someone’s day by writing them a letter. Just that small act of kindness, of attention, can bring a smile that lights up the world.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

Apply your basic practical good sense to the biggest and most serious of challenges and watch the problems wilt under your gaze. There’s nothing you can’t handle today if you can keep things uncomplicated and straightforward. Be calm but firm in your dealings and don’t allow others to add their petty complications to any of your efforts. Remember to be good to yourself.

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/