Incoming Messages: Cat’s Angel Message for July 12, 2021

Incoming Messages: Cat’s Angel Message for July 12, 2021

July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path and your direction. You will be receiving important guidance this month so get ready to receive. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!

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The Universe loves to send messages so keep your spiritual email servers open. Filter away the junk and keep the good stuff! ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Incoming Messages

712: Every day we receive messages from both internal and external sources. These messages can range from mundane to life-changing and can be heard, felt, or seen. However, there are times when we get busy and ignore the information sent our way. Today, the Angels are asking us to pay attention. Spirit speaks to us through repetitive thoughts and ideas. They come through music, from the people around us and from visual clues. Be aware of your surroundings and your reactions to them and listen for your inner voice. The information that you receive will help you to improve something in your life so stay open and focused on the present. Don’t allow yourself to tune out or turn off as you may miss something important.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Uriel can help us to overcome obstacles by showing us where the solutions are that will lead to our success. He provides us with additional information that we need to make the most informed decisions we can. No problem is too great or too small for him to assist with. Uriel also helps us to gain spiritual understanding and creative insight. Today is a good day to simply touch base with him, ask for help if needed, or simply express gratitude for the blessings taking place in your life.

The Ascended Master El Morya can help if you have trouble staying present and focused in the now. He teaches us the importance of putting aside what we cannot control so that we are free to think about other things. He reminds us that it is our faith that keeps us grounded so that we can embrace both the patience and the clear decision making needed to make things happen.

The Greek Goddess Artemis helps us to hone our intuitive skills so that we get the information we need without the unnecessary backwash. She teaches us how to trust in ourselves and honor our own wisdom. By following our inner guidance system we are setting ourselves on the path of authenticity and personal truth. Allow yourself to be a “huntress” like Artemis and track down your inner power. She tells us, “All the skills and knowledge you need for success lives within you. Your inner wisdom is a powerful thing and you know in your heart when something is good and right.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Ametrine. This stone, a combination of amethyst and citrine, helps to release blocks like negative emotional programming. It also encourages growth while helping us to explore all possibilities and find the creative solutions that are needed to make the most of the information we are given.

Danburite promotes changes, patience and peace of mind. Meditating with Danburite helps us access our inner guidance system

Sodalite is a stone for the mind, it promotes clear and calm thinking. and activates intuition as it draws down information to the physical level. It dispels confusion and releases outdated thought patterns while creating space for new ideas. It also helps us to look for and find the truth and makes it possible to stand up for our personal beliefs while remaining true to yourself by boosting our confidence and self-esteem

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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The Inner Voice: Cat’s Angel Message for May 10, 2021

The Inner Voice: Cat’s Angel Message for May 10, 2021

May’s Theme: This month brings changes to your life. While change sometimes feels scary, it is a necessary thing for our overall growth. Be willing to embrace it and allow it to happen naturally and get ready for better things!

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Focusing on being the best you can be is like lighting a candle in the dark. It helps light the way to the place of self-empowerment. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: The Inner Voice

510: In order to embrace our personal evolution and create the life we want we must be true to ourselves and trust in our own inner wisdom. Often this means that we must step out of our comfort zones to make things happen. The creation process is more apparent during periods of growth and change so it’s important to pay attention to the messages and guidance that we receive. Remember that this information comes from many sources (the people around us, nature, dreams, intuition, or from the universe.) and the signs are visible to those who pay attention. If you feel strongly directed to act then follow your heart and move forward. Likewise, if it doesn’t feel right or makes you uncomfortable step back and examine your reaction and feelings before making a decision. If you are unsure of what to do, or the best way to proceed ask for help. Divine guidance combined with your intuition will never steer you wrong.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Michael teaches us that through compassion and commitment to our beliefs we can lead effectively through example. He sets us on the path of commitment to our purpose by showing us how to work through obstacles that pop up as he teaches us that we have what it takes to create new things for ourselves as he helps us reach new levels of self-confidence.

The Ascended Master Solomon helps us to take what we are given and make the most of it. He teaches us how to do things more efficiently as he guides us through difficult situations. Focus and efficiency help us in our quest for personal evolution and help create the necessary stepping stones we need to move ahead.

The Greek Goddess Artemis teaches us to harness the power of our own inner wisdom. As the goddess of the hunt, she knows that focusing on our goals and tracking them to fulfillment = success. She tells us “All the skills and knowledge you need for success lives within you. Your inner wisdom is a powerful thing and you know in your heart when something is good and right.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Amethyst helps us to make decisions by promoting common sense and spiritual insight. It also enables us to set realistic goals and sets us on the road to personal achievement. This crystal is a powerful protector and helps to shield us from unwanted energies while dispelling anxiety and fear. It helps the thought process by providing focus and clearing the way to good decision making. Amethyst crystal is used by Tibetan monks to honor Buddha. If you’re feeling crafty make yourself a set of prayer beads to honor him and use for meditation (these are great for Archangel Michael as well).

Beryl teaches us how to fulfill our true potential. It helps us to see both sides of a situation, opportunity or problem and promotes strategic planning so that we can use it to our best advantage.

Black Obsidian. This stone not only protects it also helps to bring negative energy to the surface where it can be dispelled and provides support during times of change. It takes the “things” that we’ve hidden and composts them into positive soil to support out new growth.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Waves of Information: Cat’s Angel Message for March 4, 2021

Waves of Information: Cat’s Angel Message for March 4, 2021

March Theme: Manifesting our dreams and goal requires focus and clarity. By working on self-love we find the inner peace needed to navigate our path like a pro.

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Still your mind and float. On the waves of silence the answers you need easily reach you. ~Cat

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34: There are times when we just need someone to listen. To share in our joys, and dreams or our concerns, our fears, or our worries. Like a dear friend the angels and the ascended masters are also here for us. Their job involves assisting us on all levels as well as surrounding us with protection and love. The more often we talk to them the easier it becomes to “hear” their replies. If you ask a question and find yourself receiving repetitive impressions, signs or thoughts then be assured that they have heard and are sending you an answer. Our job is stay open to receiving the information being sent, this will also become easier as our relationship with the divine evolves. Remember, never be afraid to ask for their help. Keep faith in yourself, your inner wisdom and in your Divine support team!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Gabriel helps us to access our inner wisdom and shows us how it can guide and inspire us and teaches us the importance of communication on all levels. This helps us to overcome our fears so that we can complete the things we start and achieve positive results during times of transformation and change.

The Ascended Master Sanat Kumara teaches us that we have an unlimited supply of personal power and helps us find the energy we need to keep going and rise above negative experiences and thought patterns. This gives us the skills we need to strengthen our personal boundaries so that we can be and stay strong in situations where we need to be.

The Greek Goddess Artemis helps us to hone our intuitive skills so that we get the information we need without the unnecessary backwash.
She teaches us how to trust in ourselves and honor our own wisdom. By following our inner guidance system we are setting ourselves on the path of authenticity and personal truth. Allow yourself to be a “huntress” like Artemis and track down your inner power. She tells us, “All the skills and knowledge you need for success lives within you. Your inner wisdom is a powerful thing and you know in your heart when something is good and right.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Celestite which promotes spiritual development and teaches us to reach for personal enlightenment and helps us to find peace within. It also helps us to embrace new experiences while blending instinct and intellect to create balance and harmony while providing strength and calm

Jade can provide aid in problem-solving and shows us the path to reaching our goals and actualizing our dreams. It also promotes emotional balance and self-confidence as it gently dissipates negativity and brings peace on all levels. Jade which attracts both prosperity and good luck. Jade helps us to understand that we are spiritual beings on this very human journey we call life. It stimulates knowledge and ideas.

Kunzite. This high vibration stone can help to create a balanced partnership with the Universe as it opens your heart to receiving divine love.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 22, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 22, 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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February is derived from the Latin word “februs” meaning “to cleanse.” The month was named after the Roman Festival, Februalia, a month long festival of purification and atonement.

February Events

Feb. 2: Imbolc/Candlemas and Groundhog Day

Feb. 5: World Animal Reiki Day

Feb. 7: Super Bowl Sunday

Feb. 11: New Moon at 11:05 am PST/ 12:05 pm MST/ 2:05 pm EST

Feb. 12: Chinese New Year of the Ox

Feb. 14: Valentines Day

Feb. 15: Presidents Day and Lupercalia

Feb. 16 Mardi Gras

Feb. 18: Celtic Tree Month of Ash

Feb. 18: Sun enters Pisces

Feb. 19: National Caregivers Day

Feb. 20: Mercury goes DIRECT

Feb. 27: Full Moon at 12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST


Spirit Library: Get Clear with your Soul (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Many may wonder at one time or another why they have incarnated here at this particular time. What is the purpose? What are we here to do?

Read more….

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Ep4 Tools of a Witch

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Spiritual Unite: MEANING OF SOUL URGE NUMBER 9

In a world controlled by numerology, different set of numbers are seen to have a great impact on peoples lives and such numbers provide a deeper understanding of lives.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Artemis, Greek Goddess of the Hunt

Artemis is a daughter of Zeus conceived during a romp with the Titan Leto, according to the Homeric Hymns. She is the Greek goddess of both hunting and childbirth. Her twin brother is Apollo, and like him

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: The Power of Semi-Positive Thinking

Say “I can,” instead of “I can’t.”
Think positive and positive things will happen!
Tell yourself: “Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.”
When you expect the best, you release a magnetic force which brings you the best.

Read more….

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MBG: Astrologers Are Expecting Big Breakthroughs This Week (And A Side Of Romance)

According to this week’s horoscope by the AstroTwins, we can expect powerful breakthroughs and eye-opening epiphanies—with a side of romance.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Winter Honey Lip Salve

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The Herbal Muse Damiana and Vanilla Cordial

Homemade vanilla cordial with damiana is a lovely introduction to using vanilla as a home herbal. While used widely as a flavoring agent and a perfume, vanilla’s other uses are largely overlooked.

Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia) is purported to sharpen the mind and strengthen memory (McBride, 2010). Vanillin, which is the primary chemical constituent in vanilla (Hoffmann, 2003), appears to have anti-cancer and anti-mutagenic action in cells, while other vanilla compounds show antioxidant activity (Shyamala, 2007). As a carminative, vanilla helps relax the digestive system and soothe upset caused by gas.

Read more….

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Treehugger: The 15 Fastest Animals in the World

When it comes to agility, speed, and gracefulness, the creatures on this list of the fastest animals in the world are the best of the best — on land, in the air, and in the water.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Mercury-Saturn quasi-conjunction Feb 23, 2021

The bright planets Mercury and Saturn will meet up for a quasi-conjunction on February 23, 2021. Although both of these worlds shine as brilliantly as 1st-magnitude stars, and are almost equally bright, Mercury and Saturn might be hard to see with the eye alone in the glow of morning dawn. Look eastward as the predawn darkness is giving way to morning twilight, or roughly an hour or more before sunrise. Binoculars may be helpful.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Moon Magick: What to do, When to do it!

The energies of the Moon have always held some sort of magick to us all. Whether it is the craziness of a Full Moon or the darkness of a New, it is hard to say that the phases of the moon do not affect us but how can we put that energy to use? Read on… for some clarity and useful tidbits.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Lindsey Stirling – Dragon Age

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Inner Journey: LEARN TO BE AWARE

“You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself.”
— Beryl Markham

Who am I? To answer this, we must first learn to become more aware of ourselves. To be aware, we must STOP and PAY ATTENTION! We need to STOP and objectively watch ourselves in action.

We live most of our lives by habit. These habits keep us stuck in patterns that limit our experience of life. Once we detect a pattern we were previously unconscious of, we can choose differently, if we want. With awareness comes choice and with choice, we gain freedom.

“To be authentic is literally to be your own author…, to discover your own native energies and desires, and then to find your own way of acting on them.”
— Warren G. Bennis

“Self-knowledge is the great power by which we comprehend and control our lives.”
— Vernon Howard

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

A great trick to getting what you want, fast, though one requiring a deep level of understanding, is “insistence.”

Not the kind, however, that expects “life” to behave a certain way, but the kind that expects you to behave a certain way.

Yours truly,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Three-Cheese Cauliflower Casserole

I made this cheesy cauliflower dish for dinner one night when my husband was gone. It was so good the boys and I ended up not eating anything else but the casserole! I used fat-free milk and cream cheese and it turned out great!

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
February 22, 2021

Failure
“Failure is just another way to learn how to do something right.”

-Marian Wright Edelman, 1987


We tend to think of failure as such a negative. But it’s only a negative if we let it stop us. The other way of looking at failure is seeing it as one step closer to success! We learn from our trials and tribulations. And we take what we learn and grow from the experience – which makes us more prepared for success. It’s part of the process.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

Boredom could be a problem today, so put more energy into finishing what needs to get done before you decide to slow down or stop for the day. Once you’ve done the minimum required for the day, the rest of the time becomes yours to do with as you please. You don’t really mean to waste the rest of the day, but you don’t have to burn yourself out, either.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Information Is On It’s Way: Cat’s Angel Message for February 10, 2021

Information Is on It’s Way: Cat’s Angel Message for February 10, 2021

February’s Theme: Trusting in the “unseen” and believing in yourself puts you on the path to manifesting your dreams and goals. Our keywords are “I CAN”.

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The Universe loves to send messages so keep your spiritual email servers open. Filter away the junk and keep the good stuff! ~Cat

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210: Every day we receive signals and messages from the people around us and from the Universe. We see them, hear them and feel them both energetically and physically. However, sometimes we don’t recognize them for what they are because we are distracted or not paying attention. Today the Universe is asking us to really listen with every fiber of our being. Our spiritual helpers have much to share with us and it’s important that we pay attention. (Remember that these messages can come through thoughts, ideas, visual clues, music, feelings and those mind blowing AH-HA! moments.) Open up today and allow yourself to receive the information that is headed your way. Take some time to get centered, clear your mind and make room by putting aside the things you can’t control right now. This allows your helpers to give you that extra push to get you started on your next steps. Stay positive about the information that you are given even if it doesn’t quite make sense now, it will soon and if you are drawn to take action….. go for it!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Jeremiel is in charge of life reviews and changes. He can help you see everything that you have accomplished recently as well as the areas that need attention and helps us to let go of what we no longer need. He teaches us that by taking inventory of our lives we gain clear perspective of where we are on our path, which in turn helps us to make positive life changes. He removes our fear of change and what the future holds and replaces them with a sense of expectant excitement.

The Ascended Master El Morya can help if you have trouble staying present and focused in the now. He teaches us the importance of putting aside what we cannot control so that we are free to think about other things. He reminds us that it is our faith that keeps us grounded so that we can embrace both the patience and the clear decision making needed to make things happen.

The Greek Goddess Artemis helps us to hone our intuitive skills so that we get the information we need without the unnecessary backwash. She teaches us how to trust in ourselves and honor our own wisdom. By following our inner guidance system we are setting ourselves on the path of authenticity and personal truth. Allow yourself to be a “huntress” like Artemis and track down your inner power. She tells us, “All the skills and knowledge you need for success lives within you. Your inner wisdom is a powerful thing and you know in your heart when something is good and right.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Apophyllite promotes a strong connection between the physical body and the information that is transmitted from the spiritual realms. It also helps to bring Universal love into the decision making process so that mind and spirit are connected.

Purple Fluorite helps strengthen our intuitive powers as it helps dispel fixed ideas and thoughts and brings the rational thinking forward so that new information is easily accepted. It is a protective stone that draws away negative energy and stress. It cleans and re-energizes the aura and promotes overall harmony and order.

Smoky Quartz helps to neutralize negative energy and teaches us how to work through the fear of failure which can show up during times of change and transformation. It also promotes clear insight and focus which helps us to leave behind the things that no longer serve us and make room for the blessings headed your way.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 14, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 14, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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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


Spirit Library: Questioning Everything (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Humanity is collectively moving from an unconscious state of awareness and into a conscious awakening. This is a dramatic process where our human consciousness shifts and we become acutely aware of the difference between our soul reality and our outer physical reality.

Read more….

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Herbal book recommendations!

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Spiritual Unite: CYPRESS TREE SYMBOLISM – AMBITION AND TRINITIES

Trees have a rich and extensive symbolism all over the world, and the cypress tree has its fair share of the spotlight.

Its symbolism is mostly found in the Islamic world and across Europe, though in this day and age all symbolism has become global.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: What is a Lunar Halo?

So you were outside one evening for the full moon, and there was an amazing circle around the moon. Is it something magical? Could it be important, from a magical perspective?

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: Practices From the Inside Out: Taking a Deep Breath

Taking a Deep Breath
This seems like an excellent opportunity for many of us to practice taking a deep breath.

We have struggled through challenging months trying to sustain ourselves long enough to survive.

Read more…..

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MBG: Make Gratitude Actionable: 15 Ways To Show Appreciation For Others

In 2021, we’re focusing on joy. After the year we’ve had, cultivating and celebrating small moments of happiness as they come has never felt more cathartic, life-affirming, and essential to lasting well-being. In the coming weeks, we’re going to laugh, experience new things, and revamp stale aspects of daily life.

Read more….

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Apollo and Artemis: The Birth of the Twins Gods – Greek Mythology Stories – See U in History

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Elephant Journal: 4 Easy Ways To Stop Negative Thinking by Shifting our Focus.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could press pause when our mind is racing and jumping to all sorts of unpleasant conclusions?
Stopping negative thoughts in their tracks does not need to be that difficult.

Read more….

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Treehugger: These May Be the Prettiest Trees Ever


Rainbow eucalyptus trees – and their candy-colored bark – toss arboreal convention to the wind.

It’s as if Mother Nature conspired with Vincent Van Gogh, maybe with some input from Dr. Seuss, when coming up with Eucalyptus deglupta, commonly known as the rainbow eucalyptus tree.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Young moon and Mercury in mid-January

These next several days – January 14, 15 and 16, 2021 – seek for the young waxing crescent moon and Mercury, the innermost planet of the solar system. Find an unobstructed horizon in the direction of sunset, and look for these two worlds to pop out into the evening twilight as dusk ebbs into darkness.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Navigating Tower Time – Magic for an Era of Change

The fourth online course from Under the Ancient Oaks is now open for registration. Navigating Tower Time – Magic For an Era of Change begins on January 28 and will run for six weeks.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Wardruna – Raido (Official music video)

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Inner Journey: A NEW LOOK AT OLD ATTITUDES

“I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.”
— Stephen Covey

I was eating lunch with a friend who shared that she disliked one of the vegetables on my plate and hadn’t eaten any since childhood. I suggested that sometimes our tastes change and maybe she could give it another try. She did, and to her surprise, sheenjoyed it. Her world became a little richer as she opened to new possibilities.

Is there something in your life you might be willing to give another try?

“Change. It has the power to uplift, to heal, to stimulate, surprise, open new doors, bring fresh experience and create excitement in life. Certainly it is worth the risk.”
— Leo Buscaglia

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What wouldn’t you give to live, love, and be happy, deliriously happy, forevermore?

Well, that’s just it, you needn’t give anything, Cat. Just decide to live, love, and be happy, deliriously happy, from this moment forward.

And I shall provide,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Wilted Arugula and Portobello Mushrooms

Arugula and portobello mushrooms are simmered with onion, garlic, sherry, and red pepper flakes. A tasty side dish and good way to get some veggies! You can easily substitute wine for the sherry and veggie broth for the chicken broth depending on your preferences.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli 
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
January 14, 2021

Speech
“Speech is a mirror of the soul; as a man speaks, so is he.”

-Publius Syrus (85-43 B.D.)


I think this is really quite interesting. The words we speak come from within us. We think them, we articulate them. They come up with our breath, through our throats and over our tongues. They have an impact on us. It is important to speak truthfully, kindly, and with clarity. Are the words we use “nutritious” – or are they “toxic?” What are we feeding ourselves?

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Devil

There may be very little that you can change or have much effect on today. It may not exactly feel like the day has been fated to be a certain way, but you may have that suspicion at times. You can fit in with whatever happens and get some satisfaction and success anyway. Someone who usually argues against you may turn around and agree with you about something important.

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 January 1, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 1, 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 here, with eyes that keenly glow,
A frost-mailed warrior
striding a shadowy steed of snow.”

Edgar Fawcett

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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 “Cold” Moon

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20

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Spirit Library: January 2021 Ascension Energies – Focus (a message from Jamye Price)

Here we go into another year! May it be more graceful than the foundation-adjusting 2020! Actually 2021 does feel a little lighter than last year, though that doesn’t mean no challenge

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Spirituality & Health: A Goddess Guide to the New Year
BY JULIE PETERS


“The New Year can come with a lot of pressure. Our bodies are still in hibernation mode, no matter what the date may be. Now is the time, perhaps, to get a little bit fierce about our right to stay quiet in the dark.”

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Spiritual Unite: SYCAMORE TREE SYMBOLISM – PROTECTION OF LOVE

Sycamore tree symbolism originates in Egypt and the Middle East.

However, with the rise of Christianity in the western world and the tree’s introduction to Europe either by the Romans or the Crusaders, a rich set of meanings has arisen around the world.

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Norse Paganism: Oath Rings

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ThoughtCo: Magical Metals

Study Paganism and magical practice for any length of time, and at some point, you’re going to hear about correspondences. Often we discuss correspondences, which are tangible things associated with non-tangible aspects, in terms of herbs, crystals, even planets.

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Patheos / New Visions: 9 Tips to Soothe the Soul This Winter

With a grim election season in the rearview and a seemingly grimmer winter on the horizon, it’s time to reinvigorate the soul…to find light in the darkness and prepare yourself to face down whatever comes next.

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MBG: Making Peace With A Lost Year: How I’m Processing The Grief Of 2020

If you’ve come to the end of 2020 feeling sad, lost, angry, lonely, exhausted, or any combination of the above, I promise you’re not alone. We’re living, as we keep being reminded, through unprecedented times that have been embodied by loss.

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January Correspondences

Nature Spirits: Brownies & Gnomes
Herbs: Cones; Holy Thistle; Marjoram & Nuts
Colours: Blue-Violet; Black & Brilliant White
Flowers: Crocus & Snowdrop
Scents: Mimosa & Musk
Stones: Chrysoprase; Garnet; Jet & Onyx
Trees: Birch
Animals: Coyote & Fox
Birds: Blue Jay & Pheasant
Deities: Ch’ang-O; Freja; Hera; Innana, Sarasveti &Sinn
Power Flow: Conserving Energy by working on problems which involvenobody else; Protection; Reversing Spells

(originally found here; mystiksangelrealm.com/months.html)

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Artemis Goddess Of The Hunt & Moon – (Greek Mythology Explained)

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Elephant Journal: Five Buddhist Quotes for an Empowered New Year.

We all approach the New Year with plans, dreams, desires, resolutions or goals of some sort.
It seems impossible to arrive on this doorstep, this milestone in the passing of time, without any thought of what we want our year ahead to look like

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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.

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EarthSky News: Earth closest to sun on January 2, 2020

Our planet Earth will reach its closest point to the sun for 2021 on January 2, at 13:51 UTC. In United States time zones, that’s January 2 at 8:51 a.m. Eastern Time, 7:51 a.m. Central Time, 6:51 a.m. Mountain Time, 5:51 a.m. Pacific Time, 4:51 a.m. Alaskan Time and 3:51 a.m. Hawaiian Time

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Patheos-Pagan: A Tarot Adventure Through Magic: The Fool’s Journey

A common practice among those who make a serious study of the Tarot is to develop a story that takes The Fool, the first card of the Major Arcana, on a journey.

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Pagan Playlist: Morrighan – Damh the Bard

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Inner Journey: STAR CONNECTIONS

“The interchangeability of matter and spirit means the starlit magic of the outermost life of our universe becomes the soul-light magic of the innermost life of our self. The energy of the stars becomes us. We becomethe energy of the stars. Stardust and spirit unite and we begin: One with the universe. Whole and holy.”
— Dennis J. Kucinich

Ponder the spectre of yourself as one human being in the over six billion people on Earth. See Earth as one tiny planet in a galaxy of billions of stars, and that galaxy as just one of billions of galaxies in our expanding universe. We are so minute as tobe nonexistent. And yet, we have the power to visualize, to imagine the entirety of the cosmos.

In your journal, write about the paradox of being both microscopic and immense.

“I think we would be able to live in this world more peaceably if our spirituality were to come from looking not just into infinity but very closely at the world around us — and appreciating its depth and divinity.”
— Thomas Moore

“I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

I do hereby proclaim that today shall be the first day of the most exciting time of your life.

Think of it –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Peppermint Hot Chocolate Baked Alaska

Ice cream nestled on cake and wrapped in toasted meringue is so irresistible. We’re struggling to figure out why the baked Alaska disappeared from popular culture in the ’60s. As luck would have it, this impressive layered dessert is poised for a comeback, and we’re leaning into it hard with our peppermint hot chocolate-inspired version.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth


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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus


Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
January 1, 2021

Goals
“An ignorance of means may minister
To greatness, but an ignorance of aims
Makes it impossible to be great at all.”

-Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1851


A lot of times we hear stories about entrepreneurs who say they didn’t know just how they were going to make their business work, they just knew they were going to do it. They had a goal, and worked toward that goal diligently. When we keep our “eye on the prize” it’s easier to let obstacles fall by the wayside. We become creative in our quest.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

Kindness will take you very far today. It’s not a show of weakness or inferiority to engage in that random act of kindness. Think of it as acting out of generosity of spirit. The bigger your heart today, the more respect and cooperation will come your way. Make sure your kindness is genuine and from a genuine place. Then you’re virtually unassailable.

astrology.com

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All The Pieces: Cat’s Angel Message for December 24, 2020

All The Pieces: Cat’s Angel Message for December 24, 2020

 December’s Theme: It’s time to be proactive about replacing the old with the new. This is more easily done by allowing yourself to use your natural abilities and creativity and by surrounding yourself with love and laughter.

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Make the most of what you are given as it will help the pieces fall into place. ~Cat

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1224: Every day we receive guidance from the Universe and today is a lesson in how well we pay attention and how we put that information to use. Our faith is a key component when working with divine guidance. This will come in handy today as we continue to create positive change in our lives. The Universe is letting you know that you are making good progress. However, if you have been dragging your feet and fighting the necessary changes (due to fear and lack of confidence) then the Universe wants you to know that there is still time to make things happen. Remember to ask for what you need then listen to the guidance that you receive as well as your intuition and welcome the change that brings new things to your life!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Uriel helps us to let go of the past and invite essential new growth into our lives. He helps us to find harmony in the things going on around us and reminds us that letting go is essential for change and transformation to take place. Today is a good day to simply touch base with him, ask for help if needed or simply express gratitude for the blessings taking place in your life.

The Ascended Master El Morya can help if you have trouble staying present and focused in the now. He teaches us the importance of putting aside what we cannot control so that we are free to think about other things. He reminds us that it is our faith that keeps us grounded so that we can embrace both the patience and the clear decision making needed to make things happen.

The Greek Goddess Artemis helps us to hone our intuitive skills so that we get the information we need. She teaches us how to trust in ourselves and honor our own wisdom. By following our inner guidance system we are setting ourselves on the path of authenticity and personal truth. Allow yourself to be a “huntress” like Artemis and track down your inner power. She tells us, “All the skills and knowledge you need for success lives within you. Your inner wisdom is a powerful thing and you know in your heart when something is good and right.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Jade can provide aid in problem-solving and shows us the path to reaching our goals and actualizing our dreams. It also promotes emotional balance and self-confidence as it gently dissipates negativity and brings peace on all levels. Jade which attracts both prosperity and good luck. Jade helps us to understand that we are spiritual beings on this very human journey we call life. It stimulates knowledge and ideas.

Orbicular or Ocean Jasper helps to increase our sense of responsibility and promotes patience. It provides the strength we need to calmly deal with life’s challenges and soothes the emotional stress that can happen when we become impatient for results.

Sodalite is a stone for the mind, it promotes clear and calm thinking. and activates intuition as it draws down information to the physical level. It dispels confusion and releases outdated thought patterns while creating space for new ideas. It also helps us to look for and find the truth and makes it possible to stand up for our personal beliefs while remaining true to yourself by boosting our confidence and self esteem.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Don’t Force: Cat’s Angel Message for September 24, 2020

Don’t Force: Cat’s Angel Message for September 24, 2020

September’s Theme: “What Do I Want?” This is a question that we often ask ourselves. So as we head into Autumn and the time of introspection ask yourself that very question.

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Good things happen easily when we set things in motion and letting them unfold without forcing them to a premature conclusion. ~ Cat

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924: As we work on our personal, spiritual and life goals we will find that faith in ourselves is one of our biggest assets. The other important asset is our support system. Our friends, family and Divine sources play a major role in our success. Today the Universe is sending a gentle reminder that your support system is here and that you are surrounded with both supportive and healing energies. This will be important for the changes headed your way or that you are experiencing now. The key here is to allow these things to happen naturally, so don’t force things to happen or struggle to stop them. These changes will benefit you and help to shape your goals and dreams. Just go with the flow and have faith in yourself and in the Universal powers and get ready to reap the rewards.

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Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Michael helps to calm our fears and guides us through issues of self doubt by clearing our energy field and quieting the internal chatter so that we can access the guidance being sent to us He helps us to find our courage and our direction while giving us the strength that we need to choose wisely and make decisions on our own. He teaches us that we have what it takes to create new things for ourselves as he helps us reach new levels of self confidence. Michael helps everyone so don’t be afraid to ask him for help.

The Ascended Master El Morya can help if you have trouble staying present and focused in the now. He teaches us the importance of putting aside what we cannot control so that we are free to think about other things. He reminds us that it is our faith that keeps us grounded so that we can embrace both the patience and the clear decision making needed to make things happen.

The Greek goddess Artemis helps us to hone our intuitive skills so that we get the information we need without the unnecessary backwash. She teaches us how to trust in ourselves and honor our own wisdom. By following our inner guidance system we are setting ourselves on the path of authenticity and personal truth. Allow yourself to be a “huntress” like Artemis and track down your inner power. She tells us, “All the skills and knowledge you need for success lives within you. Your inner wisdom is a powerful thing and you know in your heart when something is good and right.”

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Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Sugilite is sometimes called Archangel Michael’s stone. This is a stone of spiritual love and awareness and promotes Divine interaction and communication. Sugilite also encourages positive thinking and teaches us to live our truth and to trust our intuition. This stone also brings purple ray energy to earth. It embodies spiritual love and wisdom and assists in opening the chakras. This stone can also help you find the answers to “Why am I here and What is my purpose?”

Sodalite is a stone for the mind, it promotes clear and calm thinking. and activates intuition as it draws down information to the physical level. It dispels confusion and releases outdated thought patterns while creating space for new ideas. It also helps us to look for and find the truth and makes it possible to stand up for our personal beliefs while remaining true to yourself by boosting our confidence and self esteem

Celestite which promotes spiritual development and teaches us to reach for personal enlightenment and helps us to find peace within. It also helps us to embrace new experiences while blending instinct and intellect to create balance and harmony while providing strength and calm.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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The Magic Inside: Cat’s Angel Message for September 11, 2020

 

The Magic Inside: Cat’s Angel Message for September 11, 2020

September’s Theme: “What Do I Want?” This is a question that we often ask ourselves. So as we head into Autumn and the time of introspection ask yourself that very question.

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Reach for the magic inside and use it to create your dreams and goals. ~Cat

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911: Today’s number packs quite a punch. It not only indicates “new beginnings and taking action” but it invites you to step into your role as a lightworker and light the way for others through leadership. The Universe is reminding us to stay focused on the things we want to create and due to today’s energy things can manifest much quicker than normal. Pay attention to any reoccurring thoughts and ideas and put the information that you receive to good use. Don’t be afraid to meet the challenge, however if you find yourself besieged by worry or doubt take a moment to ground and center and turn these things over to the Goddess, Spirit or the Angels. Remember that you are worthy of meeting and these challenges and being victorious. Grab your faith and courage and allow yourself to move forward and take action. .

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Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Raguel sets us on the path to personal empowerment. He helps us to find our strength and promotes clarity when we feel conflicted about what to do next by providing a boost of energy and by bringing order to your thoughts. He empowers the underdog and also acts as a motivational coach when we feel down on ourselves and can help you to reach your full potential.

The Ascended Master Sanat Kumara teaches us that we have an unlimited supply of personal power and helps us find the energy we need to keep going and rise above negative experiences and thought patterns. This gives us the skills we need to strengthen our personal boundaries so that we can be and stay strong in situations where we need to be.

The Greek Goddess Artemis helps us to hone our intuitive skills so that we get the information we need. She teaches us how to trust in ourselves and honor our own wisdom. By following our inner guidance system we are setting ourselves on the path of authenticity and personal truth. Allow yourself to be a “huntress” like Artemis and track down your inner power. She tells us, “All the skills and knowledge you need for success lives within you. Your inner wisdom is a powerful thing and you know in your heart when something is good and right.”

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Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Agate. This humble stone is the perfect one for grounding and balancing our energies. It also helps by raising our consciousness to access our higher self and promoting the awareness and acceptance of who we are and where we want to go in life. It nurtures our spiritual growth and inner strength by helping us to make the most of our life experiences.

Carnelian is used for motivation and increased creativity. It teaches us to trust in ourselves and helps us find creative solutions to current issues as it boosts self esteem and invites us to embrace our personal power while promoting positive life choices which enhance our ability to draw new forms of prosperity and abundance.

Okenite helps clear away obstacles and teaches us the important lesson that the universe is filled with unlimited possibilities when we allow ourselves to face and adapt to change. It helps us to find our inner strength so that we can finish what we start.

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Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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