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Thought For The Day: Nov. 5, 2020 “Common Ground”

Happy Thursday,

Friendship is a beautiful and essential thing. However even the best of friends sometimes quarrel. This where communication comes in. By being willing to talk things out the relationship is strengthened. If the friendship means something to you (and them) set ego aside and open your heart and mind and find common ground.

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 17, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 17, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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March Events & Holidays

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day

March 18: Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins

March 20: Ostara/ Spring Equinox

March 24: New Moon : 2:28 am PST./ 3:28 am MST/ 5:28 am EST

March 27: Easter

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We like March, his shoes are purple,
He is new and high;
Makes he mud for dog and peddler,
Makes he forest dry.
-Emily Dickinson (1830-86)

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Spirit Library: This Too Shall Pass ( a message from Kate Spreckley)

Over the past few months powerful waves of cosmic energy have been surging through the galaxy flooding the Earth. These energies have significantly increased the frequency of the Earth’s vibration, shifting and transforming the energetic structures in and around the plane.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Crafts for the Ostara Sabbat

Spring has finally arrived! March has roared in like a lion, and if we’re really lucky, it will roll out like a lamb. Meanwhile, on or around the 21st of the month, we have Ostara to celebrate. It’s the time of the vernal equinox if you live in the Northern Hemisphere.

Read more….

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MBG: The Importance Of Friendship In A Time Of Social Distancing

In times of crisis, we typically reach out to a friend or family member to lean on. It’s one of the reasons the outbreak of COVID-19 is so stressful, as our natural reaction is to gather our friends and find comfort in numbers is discouraged.

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Frog

A positive omen in all ways.
1. Whether you saw them, held them, heard them, or ate them, they signify happiness, success in your profession, and true friends. Frogs are a symbol of luck in many cultures.
2. If you are hoping to meet a romantic interest, someone you currently know but do not notice may become a future partner.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Living Gratefully in the Time of Corona Virus

“In the midst of times of uncertainty it serves us to reflect on how gratefulness might help to calm us, reduce fears and expectations, open us to greater clarity and love, and fuel action grounded in our deep intentions. Gratitude is not a panacea. It may not cure or solve our anxiety or concerns but it can foster ease, connection, kindness, and well-being — all valuable qualities which would be good to “go viral” these days. Gratitude cannot save us from sickness or suffering, but it can change how we experience sickness, and it may change our relationship to suffering.” The Gratefulness Team shares more { read more }

Be The Change

Implement one or more of the practices in the article this week, and share them with others you know who could benefit.

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Today’s DIY: diy magical gifts

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MNN: A new national park in Afghanistan offers hope for wildlife and people

Decades of war have overshadowed many important issues in Afghanistan, including the protection of its unique wildlife and wilderness. Afghanistan has a lower percentage of protected land than nearly every other country on Earth, according to World Bank data, with less than 0.1% of its land area set aside for nature.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Waning crescent moon, 4 planets before sunrise

These next several mornings – March 17, 18, 19 and 20, 2020 – watch for the waning crescent moon to swing by four morning planets. From around the world on March 17, 2020, the lit side of the lunar crescent points directly at this parade of planets.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: How to Create a Witch Bottle for Protection

Witch bottles are a deflective and protective form of folk magic with a long history dating back to the 17th century in Europe. They are still being unearthed today in many areas of Europe and the United States.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

LIMITED PERSPECTIVES

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche

We never have enough information to enable us to fully understand the truth of the reality around us. And there is never only one correct perspective about anything.

Knowing this helps me let go of my tendency to label things as good or bad. I suffer least when I can accept reality just as it is. And I benefit most when I open my heart and mind in appreciation.

“If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.”
— Marcus Aurelius

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

I’m everywhere…

In every home, sitting beside each child, and in the nervous heart of every adult, joyfully radiant. Knowing that this unfolding pandemic, like all crises, will ultimately awaken your spirit, rearrange your priorities, draw you together, and inspire an everlasting compassion.

Life is beautiful. It never ends. Fear not.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: How to Make Irish Soda Bread
For amateur and pro bakers alike, there’s no recipe more appropriate for St. Patrick’s Day than Irish Soda bread. Irish heritage optional. I’ll walk you through how to make our most popular Irish soda bread recipe — with plenty of how-to tips along the way — and give you variations to try.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet, and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
March 17, 2020 

Reason
“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord.”

-Isaiah (8th cent B.C.) Isaiah 1:18
Reason is calm, rational, and thoughtful. Reason could be called common sense. We are blessed with a thinking mind, which sometimes spins itself into wild imagination. When we bring reason into the equation, it lets us clear our minds, to see the big picture, to hear other opinions, to make sense of the chaotic.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 18, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 18, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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How Love burns through the Putting in the Seed
On through the watching for that early birth
When, just as the soil tarnishes with weed,
The sturdy seedling with arched body comes
Shouldering its way and shedding the earth crumbs.
-Robert Frost (1874-1963)

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Spiritual Unite: What Does The Colour Green Mean Spiritually?

Colour is a vital part of life as a human being. Since the dawn of time, we have taken clues from the colours of the world and used them to enhance our lives.The colour green is one of the most commonly used colours regarding symbolism.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How To Hold a Pagan Naming Ceremony for Your Baby

Once your child has been blessed and presented to the household guardians, you still may want to have a ceremony to introduce the new baby to your extended network of friends and family.

Read more….

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MBG: Breathwork: How To Tap Into The Incredible Power Of Breath

Breathwork is the active form of consciously working your breath to bypass the mind and enter a different state of awareness. This is what most people seek when meditating, and breathwork takes you to that place very quickly.

Read more…..

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Living Life Fully: Daily Meditation

Sanctuary–what a nice word that is. A sanctuary is a place where we can rest, where we can escape the stress and strife of the world in which we live, where we can feel at ease and breathe deeply and relax. And what Herman Hesse is saying is that we all have such a place within ourselves, accessible when we need it, wherever we happen to be, whatever we happen to be doing.

Read more…..

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Pioneer Thinking: How to Treat Gum Disease with Essential Oil

Are your gums swollen, inflamed or bleed when you brush your teeth? Are your gums sensitive or do you have frequent infections? These are signs of gum disease. Herbal essential oils can be used to help fight gum disease.

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: Pagan Craft – Stone and Crystals Mobile

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MNN: How to help succulents survive winter indoors

If you grow cactus and succulents as houseplants, here’s the best thing you can do to get these warm-growing, sun-loving plants through the cold, dark days of winter: Lose your watering can.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon occults Mars morning of February 18

On the above sky chart above, we don’t show the moon for February 18, 2020, because – from a good swath of North America – it’ll actually be in front of Mars, and covering over the red planet.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Joy of Magical Friendships

For many people, friendships are an important part of their life. Friends are considered family, support, inspiration and more. When you factor in magical friendships, covering all the different spiritual paths and journeys we are on, appreciation for the type of friendship takes on a whole different meaning.

Read more…..

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Inner Journey:

CONSCIOUS COMMUNICATION

“If we want to be compassionate we must be conscious of the words we use. We must both speak and listen from the heart.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg

Conscious communication requires us to be truly present to what is occurring. When we are unconscious, we both speak to and react to others out of habit. And in the face of what we perceive as someone’s judgment and criticism, we automatically (and unconsciously)defend, withdraw or attack.

To communicate consciously requires attention to two areas:
1.I need to speak from awareness of what I am perceiving, feeling and needing, and
2.Through watching and listening, I need to be aware of those same needs in others.

“When we focus on clarifying what is being observed, felt, and needed rather than on diagnosing and judging, we discover the depth of our own compassion.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

There hasn’t been one single day of your life when the world hasn’t been made a better place by your presence in it.

Kudos,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  12 Brussels Sprout Salad Recipes That Make Lettuce Look Really Boring

If we’re considering crunch, lettuce can’t compete with Brussels sprouts. Slicing or shaving raw sprouts keeps them firm enough to stand up to dressings for days in the fridge. Lettuce can’t claim that. Plus, roasted sprouts taste delicious in salads, too, hot or cold.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality, and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet, and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
February 18, 2020

Ability

“The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.”

-Edward Gibbon (1737-1794)

We are blessed with so much ability. And we can choose to better ourselves and our skills all the time. We might struggle as we learn new things, but as we develop our abilities, these things become easier for us. Have you ever noticed how people who are the best at what they do make even the most difficult of tasks look easy? Olympian ice skaters were not born knowing how to do a “triple toe loop” or some of those fancy moves! But through dedication and perseverance, they are able to master the ice and gravity that plunked them down so many times before.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

It might be a busy day, but try to make some time for yourself. Any time you spend meditating or settling your mind will be time well spent. It doesn’t have to be spent sitting around and being idle all day. Staring pensively into that cup of tea for a few moments can be equally beneficial. Calm your mind, and your heart, and make it an at-peace 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/

Thought For The Day: Nov. 20, 2019 “Look Deeper”

Happy Wednesday,

Today’s thought asks us to give people a chance. We sometimes judge others by appearance only to find out later that they are pretty cool or that we share common interests. Remember that we are all awesome in our own way so look past appearances and see what’s inside.

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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/

 

 

Thought For The Day: April 17, 2019 “Unexpected Things”

Happy Wednesday,

Friends, we all have them. However, sometimes it’s hard to make friends because we are too busy or too caught up in our own “stuff” to be mindful of the people around us. The possibility of an unexpected friendship surrounds us all the time. It could be a co-worker, someone from your gym, a neighbor or even the friend of a friend. The point is that friendship is often born of a single common interest or shared experience. Our challenge today is to extend the hand of friendship and see what happens and where it takes you.

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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/

 

 

Thought For The Day: Nov. 19, 2018 “I See You”

Happy Monday,

Sometimes it feels like the people closest to us don’t really “see” us. Then out of the blue someone comes along who recognizes our struggle. They can be a person you know or  even someone you don’t. But they “see” you. They offer compassion, protection and above all else friendship. Never be afraid to let someone in because you never know peace, comfort or help will come from.

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Thought For The Day: oct. 30, 2018 “Real Treasure”

Happy Tuesday,

There are a lot of different kinds of friends. The most important kind are the ones who are really there for you. These people are true treasures so take a moment today and honor them!

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I invite you to check out my Facebook group and our store! The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

 Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! . Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)

 

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 30, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 30, 2018

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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By all the stars in His infinite sky
We are April-fools, my Love and I.
-Mortimer Collins (1827-76)

almanac.com

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Spiritual Unite: 4 Common Signs Of Spiritual Growth

Along with our spiritual journey, we will enter into periods of accelerated spiritual growth, but what are the signs that tell us that we are experiencing this progress on our spiritual journey? It’s important we know. After all, how can we know we are making progress without tangible signs?

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/4-common-signs-of-spiritual-growth/

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MBG:  Some Astrological Magic Is In The Air This Week. Here’s Your Horoscope

Alchemy is in the air this Monday, April 30, as we revel in the afterglow of last Sunday’s full moon in mystical Scorpio. That lunar lift may have sparked a major awakening while also revealing areas that could use a transformation. No sitting back and ruminating on Monday, though!

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Tetraktys: Taoism in a Nutshell – How to Follow the Tao, or “the Way”

Taoism in a Nutshell – How to Follow the Tao, or “the Way” I’ve recently written about Buddhism and Stoicism, which have many elements in common. Following the same train of thought, I’ve decided that I would write on Taoism…

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/taoism-in-a-nutshell-how-to-follow-the-tao/

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MNN: ‘Rip Van Winkle’ plants can hide underground for 20 years

Rip Van Winkle, the titular ne’er-do-well of Washington Irving’s 1819 short story, famously spent 20 years napping in a forest. This lengthy slumber, apparently triggered by ghost liquor, caused Van Winkle to sleep through the American Revolutionary War.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/rip-van-winkle-plants-can-hide-underground-20-years

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EarthSky News: Tonight  Moon and Jupiter meet in Libra

Full moon was last night, but tonight’s moon is even closer to Jupiter. Also, Jupiter can guide you to Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali, pronounced liked Obi-Wan Kenobi of Star Wars. They are Libra’s 2 brightest stars.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-jupiter-to-convene-in-libra

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Inner Journey: Accepting Reality

“…self-contempt never inspires lasting change.”
— Jane R. Hirschmann and Carol H. Munter

I can suck myself down into a deep, black hole when I focus on what I think I SHOULD be… more loving, sexy, productive, whatever. Thinking I should be something else means I’m not good enough now. This is poverty thinking and a guaranteed way to be miserable.

I can let go of this suffering by accepting WHAT IS. I can say, “This is how I am right now and that’s okay.”

When I first tried this, I could say it but not believe it. Then I began to experience the freedom this perspective brings – just by changing my mind! Now I’m beginning to believe it. What a gift!

“When we stop opposing reality, action becomes simple, fluid, kind, and fearless.”
— Byron Katie

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what they all have in common?

You know, the billions and billions who came before you, who used to live in the jungles of time and space.

Their adventure is over.

You know what else?

Given another chance, they’d take more risks. Not because they’d always succeed, but because from where they are now, the glory of knowing they at least tried far exceeds any regrets of never knowing what might have been.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spicy Bean Sprout Salad

This is a great side dish, goes well with rice dishes, soup, and especially fish in my opinion.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Spicy-Bean-Sprout-Salad.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
April 30, 2018

Friendship

“Those friends thou hast, and their adoptions tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel.” -Shakespeare

One of the greatest gifts we are given in this lifetime is the gift of friendship. Our friends are our treasures! We learn so much from each other. Think about the first friend you ever had. Remember the joy you felt just hanging out and playing together? Chances are that the friends we had in childhood are different than the friends we have today. People change and grow and move away and go on to lead separate lives. But we remember those friends, and they remember us! We learned from them then, and are where we are now in part because of those friendships.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.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! Visit the Store

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


					
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