Cat’s Morning Bits for January 12, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 12, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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January is named for the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depecited with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future.

January Events

Jan. 1 Happy New Year! Welcome 2021

Jan. 1 Ellis Island Day

Jan. 3 J.R.R. Tolkien Day

Jan. 5 Twelfth Night

Jan. 12/13 New Moon 9:00 pm PST/ 10:00 pm MST/ 12:00 am EST

Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 19 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan. 20 Inauguration Day USA

Jan. 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan. 27 Holocaust Memorial Day

Jan. 28 Full “Wolf” Moon 11:16 am PST/ 12:16 pm MST/ 2:16 pm .m. EST

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20

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Spirit Library: Clash of the Old & New (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Collectively this is a critical moment where the old and the new are clashing. There is an explosive element to the energy which is causing life to be pretty unpredictable.

Read more….

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Forever Conscious: Capricorn New Moon Ritual January 2021

The Capricorn New Moon on January 12/13th, 2021 whispers – you can do hard things.

The cosmic energy around this New Moon is rich in layers and may evoke stirrings of the past. But as the first New Moon of the year, it also offers us the opportunity to begin again.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: How to Perform a New Moon Ritual

The new moon is the birthing cycle of the moon’s various phases. It is also an opportune time to attract your heartfelt longings by doing a moon ritual focused on manifestation.

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: Wherever We Go

We live between the edge we look out from

and the edge beyond which we can’t see.

What we see as real may expand when

Read more….

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MBG: 6 Ways To Connect To The Driven Energy Of Capricorn’s New Moon

Start your year with intention! The first new moon on the annual calendar is one of the best starting blocks for your visionary plans.

Feel free to be ambitious because the inaugural lunar lift of 2021 takes place in high-achieving Capricorn on Wednesday, January 13, at 12 a.m. EST (late Tuesday, January 12, in many places

Read more…

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New Moon Abundance Checks

New Moon Abundance check writing is a ritual for
manifesting, using the energy of the New Moon each
month along with Astrology and the house
the new moon touches on for you!

Read more…..

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

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Elephant Journal: The First New Moon of 2021 & the Learning Triangle: There are Decisions to be Made

The First New Moon of 2021 & The Rare Astrological Learning Triangle—There Are Decisions To Be Made.
Our questions won’t be answered until we’re ready for the truth.

On Tuesday, January 12th or 13th, depending upon the location, we will experience the first New Moon of 2021 in Capricorn and welcome in the dawn of being ready for the next chapter of our lives no matter what it may hold.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Why Does My Dog Stare at Me?

If you’ve ever had a dog, it’s likely that, at one time or another, you’ve taken part in a staring contest with your pet. You or something you’re doing becomes the center of attention and there’s no breaking focus.

Read more….

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Bustle: 6 Dos & Don’ts During January’s New Moon

New Year’s Day is great and all, but the real crown jewel for 2021 manifesting is the January 2021 new moon, which hits on the night of January 12 (or just after midnight on January 13, if you’re on the east coast). This is the first significant lunation to take place since the start of 2021 — and the first new moon to rise since the chaos of eclipse season fall 2020 — so all zodiac signs will want to know how to take advantage of the January 2021 new moon.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Discovering Your New Tarot Deck With A Discovery Spread

Most days I think Tarot Decks are like Tattoos, you can’t have just one. Each one explores something different in a unique way. There will be images that speak to you in a variety of ways. Getting to know your newest deck is part of the fun. After you birth your new deck you are ready to start the process of getting to know it with a discovery spread.

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist: Trismegistia – Hounds of Hekate (Official Pagan Music Video)

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Inner Journey: WHAT IS SOUL CONSCIOUSNESS?

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Did you know that your boldest dreams today, like a thriving business and a steady income and when you have financial security for myself and family, will one day just be memories that make you smile, like learning to read, riding a bike, and Hula-Hooping.

Dang, you’re so “on it” this lifetime.

Your biggest fan

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Cake

This is a really simple, yet very tasty cake. You can use rice flour or something other than wheat. You can also add chocolate chips and, or nuts.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
January 12, 202
1

Speech
“Speech is silvern, silence is golden; speech is human, silence is divine.”

-German Proverb


Sometimes we can’t help ourselves, we go on and on thinking we need to fill the empty spaces with words. But the truth is that a lot of communication happens in the silence. We relate to each other on a whole different level when we have time to just “be” with each other. Silence invites God to be a part of the conversation

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan.AND Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 23, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 23, 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.

Stay healthy, Stay safe!

Blessings, Cat

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December’s Events

Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor Day

Dec, 10 Hanukkah

Dec. 14 New Moon at 8:16 am PST/ 9:16 am MST/ 11:16 am EST

Dec,15 National Cat Herders Day

Dec. 20 Ugly Sweater Day

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice/Winter Begins

Dec. 21 Moon 1st Qtr 3:41pm PST/ 4:41 pm MST/ 6:41 pm EST

Dec. 23 Festivus

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve

Dec. 24 Celtic Tree month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 26 Kwanzaa

Dec. 29 Full Moon at 7:28 pm PST/ 8:28 pm MST/ 10:28 pm EST

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

Dec. 31 Hogmanay

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Spirit Library: The Dawn of a New Era (a message from Kate Spreckley)

A new era is dawning indicating a turning point for all of humanity. A turning point that marks the beginning of a new way of living and being for us all.

Read more….

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Festivus is on December 23 and it’s perfect for those who don’t have a traditional holiday to celebrate. Although it sounds paradoxical, its purpose makes a lot of sense. Not everyone has a major holiday to celebrate like Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa and they can feel left out. This holiday gives many people a non-denominational and non-commercial holiday to call their own. Festivus is for everybody!

Read more…..

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Spiritual Unite: SEAL SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – BEING HONEST WITH YOURSELF

Your seal spirit animal is a messenger, asking you to look within yourself and find the natural flows that govern your body.

It is also a reminder to pay attention to your imagination – and your dreams.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Full Moon Water Scrying Divination

The full moon has long been considered a symbol of wisdom and intuition. We feel its connection every month when it lights the night sky. Many of us feel more energetic and alert during the full phase of the moon.

Read more…..

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The Green Witch; Finishing a Chapter | Crafting Fire Cider Vinegar

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MBG: 10 Things To Do At Home To Make Way For An Abundant 2021

After the 2020 we’ve had, starting the new year with a clean slate feels even more meaningful. Here are 10 things I’m looking forward to doing at home in the coming weeks to set myself up for a bright year ahead:

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Daily Good: The Land Has Memory

Injustices started when we began to lose our relationship to nature and treat it just as a resource to be commodified.

Cherrie Moraga –

The Land Has Memory

“The denial and fear of death makes possession, possessiveness, and overconsumption possible. If we would just pull back a bit, slow down, and ask the “why” of each of our actions, based on the utter assurance of death, we would all be better off environmentally.” Playwright, poet, and essayist Cherrie Moraga sees the world as a place where the body knows and “the land has memory.” “Her writings have shaped fundamental aspects of contemporary woman of color feminist thought, including debates on ethnic nationalism, indigeneity, sexuality, and social justice. In addition to her plays and essay collections, she was coeditor with Gloria Anzaldua of the landmark feminist collection This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color.” More in this interview.” { read more }

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Today’s DIY: How to Make a Yule Broom & Cinnamon Star Ornament for Winter Solstice & Yule Decor- Magical Crafting

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Treehugger: Are Birds the Reason You Feel Good in Nature?

There have been many studies that show being in nature is good for your health.1 Walking in the woods boosts your well-being. Living near trees can help you live longer.1 Being around water can improve your mood.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Simple Witchery: Health, Wealth and Wisdom in the New Year

There are as many ways to make a spell jar as there are witches to make them. It can be a tiny vial you carry with you or wear around your neck, or a gallon-size vessel in a place of prominence in your home. All of the magic in a spell jar comes from you, so anything goes.

Read more…..

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The Witch of Wanderlust: Dark Moon Protection Candle || Spellwork

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Inner Journey: ARE YOU AFRAID TO BE DIFFERENT?

On the path of evolution, we move from being a willing and obedient member of the group to wanting to take control over our own lives. This is a necessary but difficult transition.

Andrew Schneider says, “At this point we are afraid of being ourselves. We are afraid of being unique and different. We are afraid of being individually powerful, and even successful. For all of these things stand against the old ways that told us that conformity was right and individualism was wrong.”

“For as long as we possibly can, we make a compromise. We try to live both lives – the dependent tribal life and the independent personal life – as contradictory and opposite as they are.

“We want approval from others. We want to be accepted and popular. We seek this comfort to overcome our fear and feel more secure. …So, at times when we conform, we don’t feel the fear of living. But we might lose the new sense of adventure, discovery, daring and enthusiasm for life that the questioning and questing have brought us.”

“Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

No matter what your faith is or is not, no matter where in the world you are, I want you to know that during this special time of the year I’ll be with you…

In the eyes of every child and the melody of every song.

I’ll be the glimmer in the ice crystals, the rays in the sun, and the stars at night.

And with each smile you see, every hug you receive, and every laugh you hear, I’ll be there reaching out through another, with blessings and tidings to last you the year.

Because I love you, I always have, and I always will.

Duck – Snowball 🙂

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Ginger and Turmeric Hot Cider

Warm apple cider is the perfect comfort drink. This special version combines two potent spices, ginger and turmeric for a unique flavor and nutrition profile. Fresh ginger, for example, contains a pungent substance called gingerol while turmeric gets it characteristic yellow hue from the class of cancer-fighting compounds, curcuminoids.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air


Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
December 23, 2020

Family
“The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.”

-Erma Bombeck, 1987


This is a good week to talk about family. I grew up reading Erma Bombeck’s columns – my mother could really relate to her. Erma had a great way of seeing the humor and light in the most absurd situations. This family, this group of people we’re somehow thrown together with, and with whom we share our tragedies and triumphs, is ultimately one of our greatest tools for learning in this lifetime. They challenge us, in ways no one else can, to grow.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

If you’re hesitant to do something or to make a decision, that’s OK. What urgently needs to be done will be done, so don’t worry about it. There may simply be too many options and too many conflicting requests coming up all at the same time. Sometimes hesitation can be a sign of prudence and a refreshing change from impulsiveness.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 2, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 2, 2019

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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The sun’s away,
And the bird estranged;
The wind has dropped,
And the sky’s deranged;
Summer has stopped.
-Robert Browning (1812-89)

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Individuologist: What Is A Spiritual Vortex

Have you ever been on a trip and suddenly felt those goosebumps? For instance, if you’ve visited the Yosemite Valley, you’ll know what I mean. The moment you cross that tunnel and see the wonder of nature, suddenly a strong feeling gets into you. Witnessing mother nature’s creation, you are at awe. The beauty of the landscape itself is already enough to place you in a state of wonder.

Read more……………………

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ThoughtCo: Autumn Full Moon Ritual for Groups

In addition to (or sometimes instead of) holding a monthly Esbat rite, some Wiccan and Pagan groups prefer to have a season-specific full moon ceremony. The traditional autumn season includes September’s Harvest Moon and the Blood Moon of October, and wraps up with the Mourning Moon of November.

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MBG: Colorful Visualizations To Help You Work Through Anxious Moments

As an acupuncturist and clairvoyant, I’ve worked with tens of thousands of beautiful souls over the years. One thing that connects many of them, regardless of background, income, fortune, fame, family, health, or career? Stress, overwhelm, and anxiety. I’ve found visualization to be one effective way to deal with this near-universal feeling.

Read more……………..

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Daily Good: Wild Mind: Reclaiming Our Original Wholeness

Our human psyches possess, as capacities, a variety of astonishing resources about which mainstream Western psychology has little to say. By uncovering and reclaiming these innate resources, shared by all of us by simple virtue of our human nature, we can more easily understand and resolve our intrapsychic and interpersonal difficulties as they arise. These resources, the four facets of the Self, or the four dimensions of our human wholeness, wait within us, but we might not even know they exist until we discover how to access them, cultivate their powers, and integrate them into our everyday lives. There’s a facet of the Self associated with each of the four cardinal directions: north, south, east, and west. Describing the Self in this way is in keeping with traditions around the world that have mapped human nature onto the template of the four directions (and the closely related templates of the four seasons and the four times of day: sunrise, noon, sunset, and midnight). { read more }

Be The Change

Consider which of the four facets of Self calls for cultivation in your life. Do one thing this week to support and nurture this side of your universal soul.

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Pagan Library: Strings On The Winds by Taliesyn map Avaon

And it came to pass that into this time of great turmoil, there came a man clad simply and carrying unto himself little else than a harp, the likes of which I have yet to see. His name was Ahrian and he made known that he was Bard. He went unto the house of a village elder, asked lodging, and was granted it. There he stayed and he sang from the green and played the songs which drifted into the air as if they were the air itself.

http://www.paganlibrary.com/stories/strings_on_the_winds.php

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Natural Living Ideas: How To Grow Ginger & Epic Ways To Use It

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is an amazing spice with a plethora of therapeutic benefits mostly due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger plants can grow up to three feet high and produce 2-5 sections of ginger. One of the oldest medicinal foods, ginger originated in Southeast Asia. It has been part of Chinese and Indian healing practices for a very, very long time.

Read more…………………

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EarthSky News: Watch for a young moon after sunset

For a number of intrepid sky watchers, the hunt for the young moon counts as great sport. Seeking out a young moon that might – or might not – fleetingly show itself as a pale, skinny crescent in the western evening twilight demands fortitude and patience.

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Patheos-Pagan: Spells, Rituals, and Practices: What’s The Difference?

I often hear new witches talk about the spells and rituals they performed for simple acts of magic, such as a two-card tarot reading ritual. Whenever I hear things like that, I get confused. Why would they go to all the work of creating ritual space and cast a spell just to pull two cards?

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Inner Journey:

THINK FOR YOURSELF

“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”
— Rita Mae Brown

Where do you need to think for yourself?

When we begin to cultivate awareness of our thoughts and emotions, we begin to see just how much we live according to other people’s and society’s beliefs and actions. Don’t get upset by this. Just get in touch with how you really think and feel inside and begin to express your authenticity.

“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.”
— Alan Keightley

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what the former-living celebrate the most when they consider their earlier times in space?

Not homes bought, cars driven, mountains climbed, or islands hopped, but fears faced, hearts mended, faith restored, and love bared.

A hearty crew (nyuk, nyuk, nyuk) –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Refreshing Strawberry Cake

It’s the end of summer and the strawberries are at there peak. So to celebrate, I wanted to make a dessert that was quick and used as a cool fridge dessert. This can be made ahead and will last a week in your fridge. To make this dessert faster and cost friendly, I used a box cake mix.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions: Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
October 2, 2019

Community

“Above all we need, particularly as children, the reassuring presence of a visible community, an intimate group that enfolds us with understanding and love, and that becomes an object of our spontaneous loyalty, as a criterion and point of reference for the rest of the human race.”

-Lewis Mumford (1895-1990)

It helps us to know, from an early age, that we’re not in this alone. We crave that love and support from other human beings. This is how we learn about people, and how we learn about ourselves.

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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