Cat’s Morning Bits for June 10, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 10, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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June Quotes

“O most honored Greening Force,

You who roots in the Sun;
You who lights up, in shining serenity, within a wheel
that earthly excellence fails to comprehend.

You are enfolded
in the weaving of divine mysteries.

You redden like the dawn
and You burn: flame of the Sun.”

Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), Viriditas

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spirit Library: Expanding Energetically
Ailia Mira


There is a lot of realigning going on.

Many of us have experienced a lot of expansion and an increase in coherence. This may make it clearer to you what really matters. It may also make you want to say, “No,” to some things that you used to do, and enjoy, simply because you’re now focused on something different.

Read more….

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Magick Blackberry Lavender Creampuffs | Kitchen Witchery | Happiness Spell / The Green Witch

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Spirituality & Health: Tapping Into Our Intuitive Cunning Like a Fox
BY ASHLEY BROWN

Whether you encounter a fox in person or in dreams, this intelligent animal spirit can help you identify boundaries and navigate your path.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: What Was the Vestalia?

By Patti Wigington
Updated on March 31, 2018


The Roman celebration of Vestalia was held each year in June, near the time of Litha, the summer solstice. This festival honored Vesta, the Roman goddess who guarded virginity. She was sacred to women, and alongside Juno was considered a protector of marriage

Read more….

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Celebrating Litha – Summer Solstice Ritual Ideas – Midsummer- Witchcraft Wicca – Magical Crafting

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Exemplore: 5 Magickal Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday
JENNIFER JORGENSONAUG 18, 2021

Birthdays Are Magickal
Birthdays aren’t just special occasions—they’re a sacred event! They celebrate life. It’s important on this special day to take time out of our everyday lives and acknowledge just how miraculous life is. Each cycle around the Sun brings us blessings and lessons.

Read more….

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Treehugger: How People Get Lost in the Woods and What to Do if It Happens to You

You know how it goes. Camping and hiking and general cavorting in the woods is all fun and games until someone goes and gets lost.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Mercury before sunrise: Start watching around June

Mercury will likely become visible near the sunrise point around June 10, 2022. Once it does become visible you can see all 5 bright planets at once.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: An Herbalist Gets Covid
JUNE 7, 2022 BY JESSICA RIPLEY


May certainly turned out to be an interesting month. Closing on our house was delayed for a short time, and after we got into our new home I spent the following week trying to get everything in order.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Kaya Project – Defiance (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

BE OPEN TO CHANGE

“Balance is a dynamic process; it changes with the days, the seasons, the years.”
— Sherrill Sellman

How rigid are your routines? Do you exercise for 30 minutes, three times each week no matter how you feel?

Routines and structure can provide a valuable framework to bring discipline to our lives. At the same time, we are always changing and it’s wise to be sensitive to our physical, emotional and mental states so we can ensure that our activities truly meetour needs. We need to be willing to change our patterns when our practices no longer serve us.

“Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.”
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“The smallest change in perspective can transform a life. What tiny attitude adjustment might turn your world around?”
— Oprah

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Sure, you can always find prettier, handsomer, skinnier, wiser, richer, younger, zippier. But more often than not, one learns the most, laughs the loudest, and smiles the widest with those they’ve already found, especially when they stop looking elsewhere.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mama’s Ambrosia

This is a quick and easy fruit salad that you and your guests will love.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday


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

Element: Earth


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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
June 10, 2022

Dreams


“When you dream, you dialogue with aspects of yourself that normally are not with you in the daytime and you discover that you know a great deal more than you thought you did.”

-Toni Cade Bambara, in Sturdy Black Bridges (1979)
Dreams are a place where we can figure things out about ourselves. They help us to see what motivates us, what our true desires are, and where we are headed. They help us to become more of who we really are!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 3, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 3, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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June Quotes

“On this June day the buds in my garden are almost as enchanting as the open flowers. Things in bud bring, in the heat of a June noontide, the recollection of the loveliest days of the year – those days of May when all is suggested, nothing yet fulfilled.”

Francis King

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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The Pagan Library: The Awakening
Andrew Daws


Let me sing you a tale of magics of old,
of powers that slumbered through long years untold.
Let me weave you a song of a memory revived,
calling the Old Ones, their time has arrived.

Read more….

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My Top Herbal Magick Book Recommendations | Green Witchcraft Books

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Learn Religions: Litha Rites & Rituals

By Patti Wigington
Updated on April 22, 2018


Depending on your individual spiritual path, there are many different ways you can celebrate Litha, but the focus is nearly always on celebrating the power of the sun. Litha, the summer solstice, falls around June 21 in the northern hemisphere, and around December 21 below the equator.

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MBG: All Your Questions On Recurring Dreams, Answered By Therapists & Dream Experts

Sometimes dreams are random, unique, and never to be had again in your life. And other times, you have the same dream over and over (and over) again. Here’s what dream experts want you to know about recurring dreams—from why they happen, to what they mean, and how to stop having them.

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Knot Magic 101/ The Witch of Wanderlust

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: 8 Ways to Use Peppermint Oil for Hair

Peppermint is good for more than just adding something extra to your chocolate chip ice cream. The essential oil, made from the leaves of the peppermint plant, has been used topically to aid with a range of medical issues. Moreover, as a natural ingredient, it can be included in hair products to boost fragrance, strength, and longevity.

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EarthSky News: Constellations and signs: what’s the difference?

Constellations and astrological signs
On Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 1 UTC, the sun enters the astrological sign of Gemini. This gives us a rather good way of seeing the difference between astrological signs and constellations as defined by astronomers. The sun doesn’t actually cross in to the actual constellation of Gemini until June 21, 2022, at 8 UTC.

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Patheos-Pagan: Thoughts and Prayers: You’re Doing It Wrong
JUNE 2, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


We hear it every time there’s a tragedy – or an atrocity. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by this terrible event.”

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: SKÁLD – Vikings Chant (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

SEEK INSIGHTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What are you doing back in time and space?

A-ha! I see. Pretending.

Is it true that the illusions are soooooo captivating, the coffee soooooo rich, and the chocolate soooooo creamy, it’s easy to forget you’re just making it all up? And that if you don’t like what you’re experiencing you choose new thoughts, words, and baby steps to transform it?

Yeah, I already know…

More maple syrup?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sichuan Cucumber Salad

This salad is spicy, light, refreshing and packed full of flavor. Sliced cucumbers are tossed in a hot and spicy dressing. Serve as cold starter.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth

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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
June 3 , 2022

Connection
“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”

-Thornton Wilder


A conscious heart: that’s something to strive for! I have heard it said that the longest distance is the distance between the head and the heart. Why is this? Why do we not trust our hearts? We “think” we know better, but do we? We feel alive, energized, and happy when we feel love and gratitude. Our treasures are all around us and within us. We have only to open up our hearts to it, to open up our awareness to it.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

Take your place in the World and be in your element all day long. Your practical mind and easy nature let you cruise through the regular maze that is daily life. If anything out of the ordinary arises, you’ll know instinctively how to approach it and resolve things to your satisfaction. Today may not be easy or effortless but it will be rich in success and approval – from yourself and probably others as well.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 27, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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May Quotes

“‘Tis like the birthday of the world,
When earth was born in bloom;
The light is made of many dyes,
The air is all perfume:
There’s crimson buds, and white and blue,
The very rainbow showers
Have turned to blossoms where they fell,
And sown the earth with flowers.”
–  Thomas Hood

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Spirit Library: The Importance of Focusing on Ourselves!
Sonia Barrett


Nurturing one’s self is so essential. Change can only happen when we focus on the nurturing of ourselves. Often our focus is based on automated behavior; daily patterns of surface attention to ourselves.

Read more….

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The Magick of Mugwort | Magickal Herbal Profile | Properties of Herbs

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Spiritual Unite: HAZEL TREE SYMBOLISM – ABUNDANCE AND LOVE
Susan Brunton

Hazel tree symbolism has played a part in the cultures of Europe and the Mediterranean for thousands of years.

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Learn Religions: Customs, Traditions and Folklore of Litha

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 25, 2019


Interested in learning about some of the history behind Litha, the summer solstice? Here’s some background on Midsummer celebrations – learn about sun worship,

Read more….

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MBG: Everything To Know About Labradorite + How To Work With It

There are crystals for everything from love to protection to abundance—and when it comes to activating your own inner power, labradorite is a great one to reach for. Here’s everything to know about this stone, from its benefits to how to work with it, and more.

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Dolphins Use Corals as Medicine Cabinets
They rub against them to treat skin conditions.

Dolphins think of corals as sort of the medicine cabinet of the ocean.

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Patheos-Pagan: Tips for Magical Beginners


I got to sit on a panel this week sharing tips for beginners, specifically new Witches but including anyone on the magical path. The panel was hosted by Krista Schwimmer and Michael Wamback of Sixth Sense Society.

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Pagan Playlist: OMNIA (Official) – Morrigan

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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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Today’s Recipe: Tito’s Berry Lemonade


A refreshing cocktail mixed with fresh berries, lemonade, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Garnish with a lemon slice or add more strawberries.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth


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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
May 27, 2022

“Friendship’s a noble name, ’tis love refined.”

-Susannah Centlivre, The Stolen Heiress (1703)


It’s interesting that one of the top-rated TV shows right now is called “Friends.” I think it’s because that’s what we all want. We all want people in our lives whom we love and who love us back. People we can count on, people we can laugh with, people who appreciate us for who we are. The theme song for that show says: “I’ll be there for you” and that says so much! We need to cherish our friends, both old and new, and pay attention to those relationships, and nurture them because they are important to us.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

From the moment your eyes open, you’ll know that you’re not the one in charge today. That’s fine, too. Intuition is sharp and will not lead you astray, no matter what oddness the world tosses at you. Any challenges or problems will prove to be small ones. Keep a low profile, speak calmly and softly (when appropriate), and glide through a very lucky day.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 13, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 13, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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May Quotes

“Fast fading violets cover’d up in leaves;
And mid-May’s eldest child,
The coming musk-rose, full of dewy wine,
The murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves.”

John Keats

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Spirit Library: May 2022 Message: Turning the Stones
Dana Mrkich


We headed into May with all cylinders firing astrologically speaking so this month’s message is more focused than usual on the Astro side of things! We’re not beholden to the movements of the planets. However they do influence events and experiences, so having some awareness of what’s going on can be one of many tools we can use to help us navigate our way through.

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Herbal Magick Tips and Tricks for the Kitchen and Home | Simple Witchery

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Spirituality & Health: Making Moon Water for the Super Blood Moon Eclipse
BY JULIE PETERS


Sunday’s full Flower Moon happens during a total lunar eclipse, which means it’s also a blood moon! Witness the magic May 15-16, and whip up some moon water to manifest intention.

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Learn Religions: Profile of The Greek God Poseidon

By Patti Wigington
Updated on August 02, 2018


In Greek mythology and legend, Poseidon is the god of the sea. However, his domain includes some aspects of the land as well, and in fact he is known as “earth-shaker” in many stories, because of his penchant for causing earthquakes

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MBG: What To Know About May’s Birthstone + How To Care For It

Each of the 12 months of the year have a designated birthstone (as well as a birth month flower) and for the May babies out there, Emerald is your birthstone. Here’s what to know about the striking green stone, from how to care for it, to its spiritual significance.

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Parts of My Practice That Aren’t Wiccan/ Thorn Mooney

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: 6 New Tiny Frog Species Discovered in Mexico
These small frogs could play a huge role in the ecosystem.

The itty-bitty creatures were hiding in plain sight.

Researchers have uncovered six new species of minuscule frogs that are smaller than the size of a dime. The frogs had previously been spotted and collected but never identified.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Full moon falls on May 15, 2022

When to watch in 2022: Overnight on May 15-16.
Where to look: Look for the bright round moon in the east in the evening, nearly overhead around midnight, and low in the west before sunrise on May 16.

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Patheos-Pagan: Friday the 13th and All That Fear – Debunking the Superstition

Two weeks ago one of my senior co-ministers at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, New Jersey, entered the Facebook Live chat during the worship service and said, “It’s Nov. 1 – rabbit, rabbit, rabbit!” I never heard this before and so I researched it.

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Pagan Playlist: Rhythmic Tribal Sounds | Earth Song | Mei-lan and Ali Pervez Mehdi

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Inner Journey:

Look for the gifts

“In school you get the lesson and then take the test…In life you take the test and then get the lesson.”
— Unknown Source

How is a problem in your life really an opportunity?

Problems invite us to go inside to recognize a bigger picture of ourselves and of life. This bigger picture brings meaning to what is unfolding.

When you feel trapped in a problem, see if you can shift your perspective. Ask yourself, “What am I being invited to learn from this situation?” The answer will always revolve around a quality or value, like gratitude, freedom, compassion, love, will, humour or acceptance. The answer will also always promote union rather than separation.

As soon as we find the meaning in our challenge, our resistance to it melts away. Often, awareness of the lesson is all that is needed to resolve the problem. If not, the awareness brings us courage and ways to work through it.

“The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one’s life.”
— Dalai Lama

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Here are 3 sure-fire steps that will take you from wishing upon a star to being one:

Imagine your dreams as if they already came true.

Speak as if they already came true.

Act as if they already came true.

And before long, you’ll be hearing pretty much the same thing from friends: “Wow, I dig your thriving business and a steady income! How did that happen so fast? Must be nice…”

I know friends,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cold Chicken Macaroni Salad

Cold macaroni salad meets chicken salad… good recipe for leftovers. If you want more flavor, add in your favorite fruit, veggie, or whatnot—such as celery, grapes, or frozen green peas. Happy eating.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth


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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
May 13, 2022

Perception
“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”

-Buddha


Our perception tends to be that growth is hard, that it is a struggle, that it is work. But the truth is that we are only making it hard on ourselves. We cling to the past, try to control our futures. Are we willing to get out of our own way and just let it be? It could be so simple! Look at the flower. Learn from the flower. We can bloom just as easily

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Some big new opportunity could come your way today. Focus your attention on the one thing you want most to have happen and it won’t be able to resist you. You can be persuasive and graceful, smooth and strong all at the same time. Act with quiet confidence and be admired later. Today, enjoy having people listen and do almost everything you suggest.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 6, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 6, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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May Quotes

“When April steps aside for May,
Like diamonds all the rain-drops glisten;
Fresh violets open every day:
To some new bird each hour we listen.”

  • Lucy Larcom

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Spirit Library: Rest. Let the inner spark of Life move you.
Ailia Mira


Dear Friends,

As we shared recently, your soul’s highest destiny is being activated by the energy streaming in your world from the Eclipse Cycle. This, like all Eclipse Cycles and the energy they bring, is in support of you, collectively as a species, evolving to your next highest level of expression, and personally, in terms of supporting your evolution of consciousness.

Read more….

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All The Hidden Pagan Symbols in The Northman

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Spiritual Unite: THE BIRCH TREE SYMBOLISM – TIME FOR A FRESH START
Susan Brunton

Birch Tree Symbolism – Birch trees, native to the Northern Hemisphere and parts of Asia, are one of the world’s fastest-growing trees.

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Learn Religions: Cybele, Mother Goddess of Rome

By Patti Wigington
Updated on March 18, 2019


Cybele, a mother goddess of Rome was at the center of a Phrygian cult, and was sometimes known as Magna Mater, or “great goddess.” As part of their worship, priests performed mysterious rites in her honor.

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Today’s DIY: The Shire | Lord of The Rings Ambience and Music | 1 hour

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Elephant Journal: Nature Heals our Hearts & Brains. {Plus: 20 Beautiful Daily Nature Ideas.}

Nature truly is medicine.
I’m not just talking about natural medicines, like how ginger helps an upset tummy or how lavender can be a benefit for those of us with high blood pressure.

I’m talking about how nature heals by simply surrounding ourselves with it—either within our homes, or by getting outside. It can even be done when you’re in a concrete, urban environment—yep!

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Treehugger: Explore Dinosaur Fossils, Wildflowers, and Dark Skies at Big Bend National Park

Known as one of the most remote parks in the lower 48 states, Big Bend National Park is bordered by the famed Rio Grande River—which also serves as an international border between the United States and Mexico.

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EarthSky News: Ursa Major the Great Bear, home to the Big Dipper

Ursa Major the Great Bear
Ursa Major the Great Bear contains an asterism, or collection of stars, that is a hallmark of Northern Hemisphere skies. The Big Dipper, or the Plow, is a portion of the Great Bear that represents the back half of the bear’s torso and it’s (oddly) long tail. Most everyone has seen the Big Dipper, but have you ever taken the time to trace out the entire form of the Great Bear? May nights are a wonderful time to try it.

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Patheos-Pagan: Hoodoo How We Do: Spells For Injustice
MAY 4, 2022 BY LILITH DORSEY

Hoodoo is a practice born out of slavery and oppression. At it’s foundation it is about finding justice, and fighting for equality. It saddens me to say it but these things are just as life threateningly important as they ever have been. Black lives always matter, mine and all the rest.

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My First Contact with Paganism – Believe in a Belief

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Inner Journey: CELEBRATE DIFFERENCES

“Souls don’t have races or sexes or religions. They are beyond artificial divisions.”
— Brian Weiss

Intolerance of differences always exists in people who don’t know who they are, people who don’t have a strong sense of their own authentic self, the soul within.

Intolerance is rooted in fear.

The basis for having a strong sense of self-esteem is to replace our unconscious idea of basic unworthiness with a conscious knowing of our fundamental inherent goodness. As Matthew Fox argues in Original Blessing, the notion of ‘original sin’ must be replaced with the truth of ‘original blessing.’

Being in touch with our essential goodness, we can see the essential goodness in others as well.

“Beliefs separate. Loving thoughts unite.”
— Paul Ferrini

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Since you’re in a position to help so many please remind them, when necessary, that setbacks are only ever devastating when one thinks they’ll last forever.

They never do.

Thanks,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Raspberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

I came up with this recipe one morning while preparing breakfast for guests at my bed and breakfast. It became one of our most requested dishes and I later included it in our inn’s cookbook

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth

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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
May 6, 2022

Optimism
“I don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to rain, it will.”

-Clint Eastwood


Our thoughts have so much power – we can color our day, and our world, with the thoughts that we think. So why not think optimistically? Why not think only of the best, the brightest, the most beautiful outcome in any given situation? We can make it happen. Anything is possible, ANYTHING… so let’s not defeat ourselves before we’ve even started by thinking negatively. Be an optimist, and let those optimistic vibes out into the world today!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

You enjoy an extra dose of protection today, so approach the day with confidence and a great sense of graciousness. Your angels are voluntarily working overtime on your behalf, so take advantage of all opportunities to do good and to make progress in your daily life. Do a nice deed for someone else and know you’ve been rewarded in advance. More blessings will be on the way.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 15, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 15, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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April Quotes

“The naked earth is warm with Spring,
And with green grass and bursting trees
Leans to the sun’s kiss glorying,
And quivers in the sunny breeze.”
–  Julian Grenfell

gardendigest.com

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April 2022 Events

April 1 April Fools Day/ New Moon at 11: 24 pm PST/ 12:24 am MST/ 2:24 am EST

April 15 Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins

April 16 Full Wind Moon at 11:55 am PST/ 12:55 pm MST/ 2:55 pm EST

April 17 Easter

April 19 Sun enters Taurus

April 22 Earth Day

April 30 Solar Eclipse 4:28 pm EST

May 1 Beltane / May Day

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Spirit Library: April 2022 Message: Are you enjoying the ride?
Dana Mrkich

During this time of global upheaval, it can be tricky to find the right balance between focusing on our inner world and personal lives, while also being aware of global influences and our collective journey toward freedom, truth and the much anticipated great awakening.

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Book Recommendations for Intermediate Witches & Pagans (Chaotic Witch Aunt)

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Learn Religions: Beltane Magic
By Patti Wigington

Updated on June 25, 2019


Beltane is a season of fertility and fire, and we often find this reflected in the magic of the season. Let’s look at some of that spring magic, from ritual sex to fertility magic, along with the magic found in gardens and nature.

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MBG: The First Full Moon Of The Astrological Year Is Here — & It’s A Supermoon

Spring is well underway, and the first full moon of the season (and the astrological new year) arrives this Saturday. Here’s what to know about this full supermoon, plus how to maximize its energy, from an astrologer.

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Cleansing energy | a cottage witch guide to spiritual cleansing

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Growing Cucumbers: How to Add Crunch to Your Garden This Season
Grow these delicious, kid-friendly vegetables with a few expert tips.

The cucumber plant germinates easily, grows quickly, and produces lots of crunchy, kid-friendly vegetables, making this a rewarding crop for beginners as well as a trusty market-garden staple.

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EarthSky News: Full moon falls on April 16

April full moon
When to watch in 2022: Nights of April 15 and 16.
Where to look: Look for the bright round moon in the east in the evening, overhead around midnight, west before sunrise.
Crest of the full moon falls at 18:55 UTC on April 16, 2022. That’s 1:55 p.m. CDT in central North America.

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Patheos-Pagan: Explaining Paganism to the Curious but Religiously Ignorant

Fellow Pagan Lynne Cantwell asked how we can explain Paganism to those who are genuinely curious but religiously ignorant.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: The Knight’s Welcome – Medieval Music & Ambience (RPG Ambient Sounds)

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Inner Journey:

Discover the treasures inside

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”
— Denis Waitley

Peace, joy, health and well-being can only be found inside us. They exist within us now, as our essential nature, waiting for us to call on them.

No matter what our income, body shape or situation in life, each of us holds the power to take the inner journey to find our treasures within. This is what makes the inner journey so exciting!

“When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.”
— Francois De La Rochefoucauld

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It’s human nature,to unthinkingly project present circumstances, people, and feelings into your future, as if those you have today will follow wherever you go. Creating a future that will very much resemble today.

Which is fantastic when those circumstances, people, and feelings fill you with joy.

But for those cases when this is not true, let’s chill the unthinking part, and think again.

You can do this,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chef John’s Hot Cross Buns

Real hot cross buns have the cross baked into them, not piped on afterwards. These are studded with rum-soaked currants. I based my recipe on one I found on Anson Mills’ web site.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
April 15, 2022

Kindness
“Heaven in sunshine will requite the kind.”

-Byron


It is our nature to be kind. And most of the time, kindness comes easily to us, especially when we’re on the path and everything is going our way. The difficulty comes when we encounter an obstacle – maybe a large, rude, imposing obstacle! Those are the times we need to remind ourselves to be kind. Those are the times that some may say we are “tested.” How kind are we really? How patient? How loving? How understanding? Because we are human, there may be times when we need to make a greater effort to express kindness. But the more often we do so, and see the far-reaching effects that kindness has, the easier it gets.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

You may be tempted to backtrack a few times today and fall back on some old habit or procedure that used to work better than it does now. After enough of this, you’ll get the message that it’s time for a change, or at least a different approach. You don’t need to have the same old conversation over and over.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 8, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 8, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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April Quotes

“Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!”

Wallace Stevens

gardendigest.com

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April 2022 Events

April 1 April Fools Day/ New Moon at 11: 24 pm PST/ 12:24 am MST/ 2:24 am EST

April 15 Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins

April 16 Full Wind Moon at 11:55 am PST/ 12:55 pm MST/ 2:55 pm EST

April 17 Easter

April 19 Sun enters Taurus

April 22 Earth Day

April 30 Solar Eclipse 4:28 pm EST

May 1 Beltane / May Day

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Spirit Library: April 2022 Energy Report
Jennifer Hoffman


April starts and ends with a new moon, 30 days to move from beginnings to endings to beginnings again. Its theme is ‘rise and shine’ – notice that the word ‘rise’ comes first. We can shine without rising but it is so much more effective to rise and shine our lights at a higher frequency and with a brighter light.

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Chaotic Witch Aunt: Epithets of Diana

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Learn Religions: Thoth, Egyptian Scribe God of WisdomBy Patti Wigington
Updated on September 25, 2019


Thoth (pronounced “Toth,” rhyming with “both,” rather than with “goth”) was one of the most important deities of ancient Egyptian religion and worship. Thoth was known as the tongue of Ra, who had cursed him, and he often spoke on Ra’s behalf.

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Pioneer Thinking:The Dream Catcher – Respect For The Sacred

There is a lot of mystery and fascination that surrounds the dream catcher – and unfortunately, a lot of misunderstanding as well. Read on to find out what a dream catcher is and isn’t and to increase your understanding

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: How to Plant Edible Climbers and Vines
Integrate vertical elements into your garden to make the most of the space.

Introducing vertical elements into your garden can help ensure that you make the most of the space. Growing edible climbers and vines is one way to use any vertical space you may have. In this article, I will share some suggestions for how you might choose to incorporate them into your garden.

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EarthSky News: Hydra the Water Snake, the longest constellation

Hydra the Water Snake is the largest of all 88 constellations. It fills the space between zodiacal constellations along the ecliptic on one side and the Milky Way on the other. Hydra’s brightest star is Alphard, which is a sign of spring for the Northern Hemisphere. Moreover, the constellation is home to a variety pack of deep-sky observing targets.

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Patheos-Pagan: Finding a form
APRIL 7, 2022 BY CAMELIA ELIAS

‘What’s my thing?’ people often ask, when they struggle to find a form for their expression. In mainstream tarot parlance, if the Lovers card is in the picture, the tendency is to say that you find your form by doing what you like. The celebrated tarotist and filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky insisted that this card speaks to that effect.

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Pagan Playlist: OMNIA (Official) – The Sheenearlahi Set

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Inner Journey:

DON’T REJECT THE EGO

“Nourishing the soul is the process of drinking at the life stream, coming back to one’s true self, embracing the whole of one’s experience – good, bad, or ugly; painful or exalted; dull or boring.”
— Jon Kabat-Zinn

Spiritual teachings sometimes counsel a need to let go of the ego. In our view, though, ego and personality are essential players in our theatre of life. Personality is the vehicle for Spirit to evolve through form. Soul sparks the potential that exists within the personality.

We don’t want the ego to disappear – we want it to open to divine guidance so the two may work together in alignment.

And so the path of personality aims to build a healthy, skilful ego. Ironically, only a strong, mature ego can take responsibility for carrying the consciousness of soul.

“How do we nurture the soul? By revering our own life. By treating it as supremely important. By reaching for the best within ourselves. By learning to love it all, not only the joys and the victories, but also the pain and the struggles.”
— Nathaniel Branden

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You can “dance” with the illusions of time and space choosing your “steps” based upon things and events as they now are, or you can dance with your dreams, choosing your steps based upon things and events as they will be.

And I bet you can guess which steps will perpetuate today’s illusions and which ones will bring transformation…

Shall we?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Homemade Banana Pudding with Whipped Cream Topping

Banana pudding is the epitome of comfort food when it comes to desserts. This southern classic is easy to make from scratch using mostly pantry staples. With the perfect pudding-to-cookie ratio, this delightfully sweet and creamy banana pudding tastes real in comparison to boxed pudding mixes. It might just be the best I’ve ever made!

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
April 8, 2022

Renewal
“The house of the Divine is not closed to any who knock sincerely at its gates, whatever their past stumbles and errors.”

-Sri Aurobindo


Spirit is always within us and all around us, it can’t go away. There is nothing that we could possibly do to make it go away! We don’t have to knock, we don’t have to call, we don’t have to call out – it is already HERE! Welcome it, love it, use it, appreciate it.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

A change has been in the air for some time and today the actual transformation could happen. There’s nothing to be afraid of, or to dread, or to fear losing. Room is being made and energy is being set aside for something new and better for you. It could be something small or something large, but whatever it is will be meaningful and affect your daily life.

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 March 25, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 25, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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March Quotes

For winter’s rains and ruins are over,
And all the season of snows and sins;
The days dividing lover and lover,
The light that loses, the night that wins;
And time remembered is grief forgotten,
And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,
And in green underwood and cover
Blossom by blossom the spring begins.”

  • Algernon Charles Swinburne, Atalanta in Calydon

gardendigest.com

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March 2022 Events

March 1 Mardi Gras

March 2 New Moon  9:34 am PST/ 10:34 am MST/ 12:34 pm  

March 13 Daylight Saving Time (Spring ahead!) at 2 am

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 Full Storm Moon   12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST

March 18 Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox/ Ostara /Sun enters Aries

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Spirit Library: Centre Point of all Creation
Kate Spreckley


We have lived within an energetic framework that has conditioned us to experience life in a particular way. As this framework dissolves we are urged to let go of our old conditioning and the outdated stories of who we should be.

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Different Pagan Paths & Combining Paths || Pagan Happy Hour

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from Gaia World: CRYSTAL SHAPES & THEIR MEANINGS
Someone new to the crystal world might think the way a crystal is cut or shaped is purely aesthetic, but there’s a little more to a crystal’s shape than meets the eye.

The carving of crystals into different symbolic shapes and forms is ancient.

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Learn Religions: Earth Folklore and Legends

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 25, 2019


Each of the four cardinal elements – earth, air, fire and water – can be incorporated into magical practice and ritual. Depending on your needs and intent, you may find yourself drawn to one of these elements more so that the others.

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Pagan Library: Blessing
M. Flanders


May the East fling open your windows,
and fill your rooms with air;
May the South send you strong sunshine,
and give you the strength to dare;
May the west wash rivers into your
heart, and oceans into your soul,
May the North share the secrets and
gifts of the earth,
to heal and make you whole.

paganlibrary.com

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Today’s DIY: DIY Witchy Decor | Potion Bottles | Crystal Wand | Spell Book

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: 16 of the Fiercest Apex Predators in the World

An apex predator is the animal at the top, or apex, of its food web that has no natural predators. These top predators often have large home ranges and small population densities, which means human interference and habitat encroachment can pose serious threats to their survival.

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EarthSky News: Mizar and Alcor in the bend of the Big Dipper

Mizar and Alcor
Mizar and its fainter companion star Alcor are one of the most famous double stars in the sky. You’ll spot Mizar first, as the middle star of the Big Dipper‘s handle. Look closely, and you’ll see fainter Alcor right next to Mizar.

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Patheos-Pagan: Spring is here! Plant seeds to work on your physical & mental gardens
MARCH 23, 2022 BY ANN TRIP

Spring conventionally arrived on Sunday, March 20. Yes, as Pagans, we held rituals and welcomed Ostara, or if you are Druid as I am – Alban Eilir. This is only the beginning though. Seeds, just like the spells we create, take more than uttering words. There is work involved, lots of work.

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Pagan Playlist: True Magick ☥ Magic Meditation Music to Activate Your Gifts

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Inner Journey:

INNER CRITICS

“We tell ourselves so many lies and half-truths … We listen and are duly impressed by these inner voices that turn into unseen judges that nag at us. We give each of these judges a seat of honor in our minds, all the while hating their guts and their never-ending supply of judgements … We give the judges permission to accompany us on each journey of life, never daring to realize that we can park them, at least momentarily.”
— Eloise Ristad

“The Inner Critic makes each of us a child. As we become the child in our relationships, we lose our sense of self. We are no longer self-contained, self- respecting adults. We look to others for validation. Our self-worth is based upon their opinion of us. Thus, everyone around us becomes a mother or a father whose support and approval is desperately needed to protect us from the constant criticism of the Inner Critic.”
— Hal and Sidra Stone

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Of all your enumerable friends not one of them loves you more than I love you, right this very moment.

Xxxxoooo,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Royal Rhubarb Crisp

If you love rhubarb-strawberry mixtures, you’ll love this sweet rhubarb crisp.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth


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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
March 25 , 2022

Love
“Some day, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness… the energies of love. Then, for the second time in the history of the world, we will have discovered fire.”

-Pierre Tielhard de Chardin


Is there anything more powerful than love? Love is creative; with love we can accomplish anything. With love we have accomplished everything! Love is the great up-lifter, the strongest force there is. Love heals. Love grows. Love is the basis for life itself. Love is invisible, and yet ever-present. Love is the most valuable gift we will ever give or receive, and yet love is perfectly free.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Judgement

You can secure an important victory and achieve a long-held aspiration today. This obviously is not an overnight achievement but probably something you’ve been intermittently pursuing for a long time. Some dreams refuse to die, and this may be the day for one of those dreams to begin to see the light of day in the real world. Be heartened and don’t let up now.

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 February 25, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 25, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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February Quotes

“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.”

  • William Blake

gardendigest.com

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February Events

Jan 31/ Feb 1 New Moon 9:46 pm PST/ 10:46 pmMST/ 12:46 am EST

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc

Feb 3. Mercury Goes Direct!

Feb 14. Valentines Day

Feb 16 Full “Quickening” Moon 8:56 am PST/ 9:56 am MST/ 11:56 am EST

Feb 18 Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins

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Spirit Library: Recharge & Restore your Strength
Kate Spreckley


Collectively and individually, we are all transitioning into a new and expanded state of being. As incredible as this transition is there are some uncomfortable aspects which can be challenging to navigate

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Tips for Beginning in Your Craft / The Witch of Wanderlust

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Spirituality & Health: Spiritual and Health Benefits of Candle Gazing by Rohan Shroff

Candle gazing benefits your vision, cognitive function, yoga and meditation practices, and more.

Candle gazing, also known as trataka, is a centuries-old yogic purification practice that involves staring at a fixed point or, more commonly, a candle flame. The word trataka in Sanskrit means “to gaze,” and the practice is believed to bring energy to one’s third-eye (sixth) chakra. The benefits of candle gazing include improved vision, memory, and concentration.

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Learn Religions: Color Therapy and Your Wardrobe
By Phylameana lila Desy
Updated on May 09, 2019


Have you taken inventory of your closet lately? You may be in a fashion rut and need to introduce some different colors into your wardrobe that will better reflect your day-to-day moods.

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MBG: The Essentials Of Numerology Explained + How To Find Your Life Path Number

You know your zodiac sign, and maybe you’ve even found your enneagram type, but have you familiarized yourself with the field of numerology yet? If you haven’t, buckle up because we’re diving right in. Here’s everything you need to know about numerology, according to experts.

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Who is Ostara/ Ēostre?

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Treehugger: Everyone Needs a Special ‘Sit Spot’ in Nature
Treehugger’s editorial team describes the spots that influenced them as children.

Ever since I read Richard Louv’s influential book, “Last Child in the Woods,” the idea of having a special “sit spot” has stuck with me. This advice, which Louv attributes to nature educator Jon Young, is for both adults and children to find a spot in nature

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EarthSky News: Planets and the moon, February 27 (and 28) mornings

Planets and the moon
Early risers have the advantage in planet-observing in late February, 2022, with some beautiful views in the east before sunrise. On February 27, blazing Venus, faint Mars and a crescent moon will stand top-to-bottom in a nearly vertical line in the sunrise direction.

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Patheos-Pagan: What Does it Mean to be Called By a God?
FEBRUARY 24, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


What does it mean to be called by a God? What does it look like, sound like, feel like? How do you know if it’s a God calling you or if you’re just imagining the whole thing?

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Pagan Playlist: Ulvesang — The Hunt [Full Album]

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Inner Journey:

HOW MUCH OF THIS IS MINE?

“The collective energy generated from the feelings, thoughts, and attitudes of the almost six billion people on this planet creates an atmosphere or ‘consciousness climate.’ Surrounding us like the air we breathe, this consciousness climate affects us most strongly on energetic and emotional levels.”
— Doc Childre and Howard Martin

Feeling angry, sad or anxious? You might ask, “How much of this is mine?”

Those of us who are sensitive sometimes pick up on emotional, mental or physical energy in the environment. It feels like ours – we really do feel the emotions or physical or mental symptoms. But really, we are processing ‘generic’ energies that belong to others or to humanity as a whole.

Opening to the possibility that our experiences may not be completely ours helps us detach from them. When we don’t completely identify with our thoughts and feeling

“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear … as it is, infinite.”
— William Blake

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Dearest, I wish for you flowers and sunshine, gentle breezes and clear skies, calm seas and rainbows. But, perhaps most of all, I wish for you the glorious breadth of experiences you are now poised to receive, so that these tidbits are mere icing on the cake of a life that’s rich in adventure.

I know what is going to happen next in your life.

Happy tears,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: BLT Pasta Carbonara

The addition of summer tomatoes and spinach to this traditional dish brings things to a whole new level. The trick to the recipe is preparation, have all the ingredients ready to go as it comes together as quickly as it takes to boil the pasta.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth


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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
February 25, 2022

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: 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 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 February 18, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 18, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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February Quotes

“I stood beside a hill
Smooth with new-laid snow,
A single star looked out
From the cold evening glow.

There was no other creature
That saw what I could see–
I stood and watched the evening star
As long as it watched me.”

  • Sara Teasdale, February Twilight

gardendigest.com

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February Events

Jan 31/ Feb 1 New Moon 9:46 pm PST/ 10:46 pmMST/ 12:46 am EST

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc

Feb 3. Mercury Goes Direct!

Feb 14. Valentines Day

Feb 16 Full “Quickening” Moon 8:56 am PST/ 9:56 am MST/ 11:56 am EST

Feb 18 Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins

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Spirit Library: Reframe Change
Kate Spreckley


With the Full Moon we are navigating events that are central to the changes we now need to make. As a result, any resistance to change will surface offering us the opportunity to shift our perspective and reframe change as something exciting and inspiring rather than something that we need to fear.

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Forest Witch Q&A | “Trees talk to me” 🧝🏻‍♀️ & Exploring the woods together🌲

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Spirituality & Health: Winter Magick: 3 Balancing Rituals Using Snow
BY MEGAN SHOOP-VOLZ
Snow’s dual energies of quietude and preparation make it excellent for rebalancing our energies.

In cold climes throughout the winter months, something incredible happens. The atmosphere cools and droplets of moisture in the air freeze into millions of unique hexagonal crystals. Wafting gently to the earth, they cling together to form a cold, insulating blanket of snow.

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Learn Religions: Rhiannon, Horse Goddess of Wales

In Welsh mythology, Rhiannon is a horse goddess depicted in the Mabinogion. She is similar in many aspects to the Gaulish Epona, and later evolved into a goddess of sovereignty who protected the king from treachery.

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MBG: How To Navigate Pisces Season 2022, From The AstroTwins

The Sun visits a new zodiac sign every 30 days or so. During each “season” everyone feels the influence of the prevailing astrological energy. Pisces season 2022 begins February 18 and ends March 20.

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A Magical Path/ Danu’s Irish Herb Garden

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Pagan Library: The Charge of the God

Anon

Listen to the words of the Horned God, the Guardian of all things wild and free, and Keeper of the Gates of Death, whose Call all must answer:

I am the fire within your heart…

The yearning of your Soul.

I am the Hunter of Knowledge

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Treehugger: Get Outside for the Great Backyard Bird Count
It only takes 15 minutes out in nature.

Get out your binoculars and head outdoors.

The 25th edition of the Great Backyard Bird Count takes place Feb. 18 through 21 as researchers ask citizen scientists around the globe to help them track changes to bird populations over time.

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EarthSky News: Circumpolar stars stay up all night long

What are circumpolar stars?
Circumpolar stars always reside above the horizon, and for that reason, never rise nor set. All the stars at the Earth’s North Pole and South Pole are circumpolar. Meanwhile, no star is circumpolar at the equator.

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Patheos-Pagan: Simple Magic IS Advanced Magic (6 Minutes of Witchcraft)

Whether it’s art, witchery, dance, etc – if you’re thinking “this is too simple, I need something more advanced” – it’s often a sign that you might need to go back to square one. Because the reality is that you’ve likely not gotten “simple” down.

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Pagan Playlist: DZIVIA “ŽNIAJAR MROJAŬ (DREAM REAPER)” Orchestral / Epic / Folk music

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Inner Journey:

THE EYES OF THE SOUL

Today, we want to share a passage from Martia Nelson’s book, ‘Coming Home’:
“My greatest teacher was the experience of living in split realities: personality and true self. Personality is our daily companion, our conscious self that sees the world through the eyes of limitation and dutifully keeps us informed about what we can and cannot do. True self, on the other hand, patiently stands by, offering the unwavering knowledge that a state of vibrant well- being and unlimited possibility is our true nature, a birthright that can be lived if we choose to do so. … 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 at the time.”

Whenever we feel constrained, fearful, unworthy, inadequate or anything we deem to be negative, we have identified with our personality. We can always choose to view the same situation from the perspective of our soul.

“As a Witness, you begin to discover that you are not that which you have been observing; you are not those things that you have been noticing about your body. Instead, you are the noticer.”
— Wayne Dyer

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You’re going to be shocked because one day you’re going to look at yourself, your life, and your ways, and you’re going to see that your every idiosyncrasy, quirk, folly, and so-called fault were among your greatest assets.

Oh my, I was having such a good day when I dreamed of you.

Mwa-a-a-a-w,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Best of the Best Blueberry Muffins

Big Blueberry muffins with a crusty sugar topping. A recipe I got from my Grandma. The blueberries and the sweet batter are fabulous together. Favorites of all who have tried them. Quick and easy, made with few ingredients. Remember to use paper liners!

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth


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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
February 18, 2022

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

From the moment your eyes open, you’ll know that you’re not the one in charge today. That’s fine, too. Intuition is sharp and will not lead you astray, no matter what oddness the world tosses at you. Any challenges or problems will prove to be small ones. Keep a low profile, speak calmly and softly (when appropriate), and glide through a very lucky day.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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