Cat’s Morning Bits for July 24, 2020

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 24, 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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The sun is an eagle old,
There in the windless west.
Atop of the spirit-cliffs
He builds him a crimson nest.
-Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931)

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July Events & Holidays

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST

July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 12 Mercury goes direct

July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST

August 1 Lammas/Lughnasadh

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Spirit Library: Critical Point (a message from Kate Spreckley)

There is a sacred synergy occurring in the deeper regions of our psyche, which is purging us of all that no longer serves us. Events in our lives are compelling us to engage in this purification process by clearing the energy of the past.

Read more….

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Spiritual Unite: SOUL CONTRACTS – HOW TO RELEASE THEM

Soul contracts are proof human beings have living associations with others.

They remind us that we’re spiritual beings and have come down on this planet to enlighten our souls with new love and bonds.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Lammas/Lughnasadh Rites & Rituals

Looking for rites and rituals for your Lammas or Lughnasadh celebration? Here’s where you’ll find ways to celebrate the harvest, honor the gods of the fields, and pay tribute to the Celtic god Lugh.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: How to Create a Dragonfly Garden

If you want to attract dragonflies to your garden, there are several ways to create a habitat to bring these brightly colored creatures zooming, hovering and darting across your landscape. Two involve smart planning; the third requires a bit of luck.

Read more….

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Herbal Jedi: Horsetail – Old World Herb for New World Health | Harmonic Arts

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The Green Witch: Magick Chamomile Sweet Rolls || Anti-Anxiety Spell

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Treehugger: 8 of the World’s Most Solitary Animals

Lots of animals love company. They travel in groups and stick together for safety and camaraderie. However, there are also plenty of loners in the animal world.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon and Spica on July 25 and 26

On July 25 and 26, 2020 – as the setting sun closes the curtains on the day, and the darkening skies bring out a myriad of far-off suns – let the moon introduce you to a special star. The bright star close to the moon on these dates is none other than Spica, the sole 1st-magnitude star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Phoenix Rising: Demeter Erinyes – The Mother is Back, and She is Pissed

Given my love of Persephone, it’s not surprising that I would also feel a strong connection to Demeter and so it seemed only logical that the book I intend as a follow up to Persephone: Practicing the Art of Personal Power would be focused on Persephone’s mother. While doing research for this book recently, I was reminded that one of Demeter’s aspects is that of Demeter Erinyes.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Quick 11 min. Chakra Tune-up with Himalayan Singing Bowls HD

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Inner Journey:

LIVE YOUR OWN LIFE

“We don’t always know what makes us happy. We know, instead, what we think SHOULD. We are baffled and confused when our attempts at happiness fail…We are mute when it comes to naming accurately our own preferences,delights, gifts, talents. The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people’s expectations. The tongue of the original self is the language of the heart.”
— Julia Cameron

We are each unique beings with a unique path in life. If we wish to be fulfilled, we need to go to our own hearts for direction. We might regularly ask ourselves:
•”What do I really want to do?”
•”What brings me greatest happiness?”
•”How can I bring more of these into my life?”

Life wants us to go for what brings us most joy and meaning.

“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. …I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.”
— Oriah Mountain Dreamer

“Let me listen to me and not to them.”
— Gertrude Stein

“What you must dare is to be yourself.”
— Dag Hammarskjold

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A Note from the Universe 
Can you hear it? The entire Kingdom now beckons.

There were no tests, no hoops, and no limits.

All I have, I press to you at this very moment.

This is all you have to know.

And all you have to do is make room for the torrent that will flow in direct proportion to your every preparation, including what you do today.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp Scampi

I’ve received a bunch of requests to make this, and after tasting it, I understand why. If you’re a garlic lover, you’re going to want to pull out your bucket list and add this recipe to it. I absolutely love this, and I think you will too. Serve over white rice with fresh lemon wedges.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Friday (feminine)

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

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Daily Wisdom
July 24, 2020

Problems/Solutions
“The best way to solve any problem is to remove its cause.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

If we don’t find the cause and make changes, the same problem is going to keep coming back again and again in different guises. This is true whether we’re talking about fixing a leaky faucet, a broken heart, or an unbalanced budget. We have to look at our problems, explore our options, and take responsibility for creating solutions that work.

 

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

Relax, take a deep breath, and don’t let any feelings of anxiety derail your plans for the day. A certain level of nervousness may be in the air today but it doesn’t have to be contagious and you don’t have to catch it. If a touch of anxiety serves to give you a greater sense of caution, that can be a good thing.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 19, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 19,  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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What wondrous life is this I lead!
Ripe apples drop about my head;
The luscious clusters of the vine
Upon my mouth do crush their wine;
The nectarine and curious peach
Into my hands themselves do reach;
Stumbling on melons, as I pass,
Ensnared with flowers, I fall on grass.
-Andrew Marvell (1621-78)

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Spiritual Unite: Evergreen Tree Symbolism – Thriving Through Hardship

There are two broad types of trees: deciduous and evergreen.
By far the most common is deciduous, which covers all trees that lose their leaves (or other foliage) for at least part of the year.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/evergreen-tree-symbolism-thriving-through-hardship/

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ThoughtCo: Magical Banishing Spells

In many traditions of Paganism, banishing is done to get rid of negative or unwanted energy, or even people who may be causing problems in our lives. While some traditions frown upon banishing as manipulative magic, on the theory that it impacts the free will of another, if your tradition has no prohibitions against such things, then there’s no reason you can’t do a banishing spell.

https://www.learnreligions.com/about-magical-banishing-2562757

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MBG: For The First Time In Years, A Rare Grounding Transit Is Coming Our Way

This week, the AstroTwins break down how to harness the triple-hit of organized, practical Virgo energy in store for us.
Venus enters Virgo on Tuesday, and the transit will encourage us to savor the simple things.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-august-19-25-2019-from-the-astrotwins

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Daily Good: Biking with Butterflies

Imagine if you could see the world through the eyes of a butterfly. What would you notice? In this beautifully woven piece, Sara Dykman explores the life cycle of the monarch through recounting her 10,201-mile bicycle journey from Mexico to Canada and back, intimately acquainting herself with newly hatched caterpillars and milkweed-nibbling monarchs. “Though people would gasp each time I told them what I was doing, it was the monarchs who deserved applause. I was merely a cyclist, with maps and grocery stores and a staggering amount of hospitality shown to me, giving scale to the magnitude of the monarchs’ greatness.” Read on to learn more about this nature enthusiast’s close encounters and the intricate beauty of the monarch’s migration

http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=8157

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Today’s Deity: Demeter

Greek Goddess of Agriculture, Fertility, Sacred Law and the Harvest
Demeter is the goddess of the harvest and presides over grains and the fertility of the earth. Although she was most often referred to as the goddess of the harvest, she was also goddess of sacred law and the cycle of life and death.

https://greekgodsandgoddesses.net/goddesses/demeter/

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Elephant Journal: If the Universe Calls, she won’t Leave a Voicemail.

Yesterday, the Universe spoke to me.
I have spent the better part of two years now asking the Universe what I am supposed to be learning from the series of events that have come to define my life. I have begged, pleaded, and tried to make deals that would give me back the life I had “before.”

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/if-the-universe-calls-she-wont-leave-a-voicemail-carin-reeve/

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MNN: White raven sightings keep Vancouver Island mystery alive

When photographer Mike Yip saw a flash of white on Vancouver Island in British Columbia in late May, the bright movement looked familiar. It wasn’t the first time he had seen white ravens.
This time, the rare birds were two youngsters who were still with their parents. When he saw them again two weeks later, the birds were on their own.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/white-ravens-vancouver-island

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EarthSky News: Cassiopeia points to Andromeda galaxy

Tonight, if you have a dark sky, try star-hopping to the Andromeda galaxy from the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen. If your sky is truly dark, you might even spot this hazy patch of light with no optical aid, as the ancient stargazers did before the days of light pollution.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/cassiopeia-the-queen-also-points-to-andromeda-galaxy

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Patheos-Pagan: How To Be A Pagan Every Day 

I see this question all the time. There are so many books and how-to articles and blog posts about being Pagan. Fun Ways to Celebrate Yule, Connect With Your Ancestors This Samhain, Look At All This Information About A Goddess!, etc. So, imagine you’re a baby Pagan, Polytheist, or Heathen, and this is all you have.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/heathenatheart/2019/08/how-to-be-a-pagan-every-day/

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Inner Journey:

LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE

“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.”
— Aldous Huxley

What was your peak experience of this past week? What was your most challenging experience?

Stepping back to review your week can offer many insights. Normally we can’t see the forest for the trees. Now back away and see the whole forest. Review your week. Now write a short summary — whatever comes to mind for you. If action is required, plan how you will accomplish it in the next week.

“Ask the experienced rather than the learned.”
— Arabic proverb

“Experience is that marvellous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.”
— Franklin P. Jones

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A Note from the Universe

There’s never been a day in your life when you were as close to your thriving business and a steady income, as you are today.

So very, very close –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Apple Zucchini Slaw

When you have an abundance of zucchini or want to try something new make zucchini slaw rather than the typical cabbage version.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf/Recipes/Salads/Zucchini-Slaw-Recipes.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, Reconciliations, 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
August 19, 2019

Paradoxes

“Heaven and earth do nothing
Yet there is nothing they do not do.”
-Chuang-Tzu (369-286 B.C.)

There is a spiritual principle that opposites are found together – and this can be so profound! These paradoxes make us take pause, and think. Isn’t life interesting?

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Patience is your secret weapon to face down all obstacles today. Take your good old time to make sure you understand what needs to be done, for whom, why, and how. This methodical approach may not be your natural or favorite one, and it might annoy someone who has a different opinion of how urgent the issue is. Nonetheless, patience will get you through the day with fewer, if any, mishaps.

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/

Don’t Be Discouraged:   Cat’s Angel Message for November 7, 2018

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Don’t Be Discouraged:   Cat’s Angel Message for November 7, 2018 

November’s Theme: Our goal this month lies in watching our thoughts.  Remember that POSITIVE opens and draws and NEGATIVE closes and blocks. Stay focused on what you want and not what you fear.


A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying. – John Burroughs


117:  We start the day with a big hug from our angels. They are letting us know that we are on the right path and that the work we are doing is paying off. Don’t be discouraged if the results aren’t visible just yet. The key is to remember that you are in charge of creating YOUR reality and to look for the best in any given situation. Even if things don’t go quite as planned look for that one (or more) positive thing that happened and use that a stepping stone to ensure forward momentum. Ground, center and clear as needed because your peace of mind assists your energy level and keeps the positive vibes free flowing!


The Greek goddess Demeter is both mother and rescuer. She is nurturing and supportive as she surrounds us with her unconditional love. The Ascended Master Melchizedek can assist in undoing negative situations so that we can attract and create new things and increase our supply flow and Archangel Jophiel helps us to slow down and enjoy what’s going on around us.


Our Sacred Stone for today are Golden Topaz which promotes joy and helps us attract wealth and well being. And Chalcedony that brings mind, body, spirit and emotions into harmony by calming fear, anger or self doubt. It also promotes good feeling towards self and others.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Steps and Missteps: Cat’s Angel Message for November 7, 2017 

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Steps and Missteps: Cat’s Angel Message for November 7, 2017   

November’s Theme: Watching our thoughts. Positive opens and draws, Negative closes and blocks. Stay focused on what you want and not what you fear.

Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.

Al Bernstein

117: We start the day with  a big hug from our angels. They are letting us know that we are on the right path and the work we are doing is paying off. Don’t be discouraged if the results aren’t visible just yet. They will be so keep your faith. The key is to remember that you are in charge of creating YOUR reality and to look for the best in any given situation.  Even if things don’t go quite as planned look for that one (or more) positive thing that happened and use that a stepping stone to ensure forward momentum. Ground, center and clear as needed because your peace of mind  assists your energy level and keeps the positive  vibes free flowing!

The Greek goddess Demeter is both mother and rescuer. She is nurturing, supportive as she surrounds us with her unconditional love. The Ascended Master Melchizedek can assist in undoing negative situations so that we can attract and create new things and increase our supply flow and Archangel Jophiel helps us to slow down and enjoy what’s going on around us. Our Sacred Stone  for today is  Golden Topaz which promotes joy and helps to attract wealth and well being.

Bright blessings for a magickal day!

Cat

I invite you to share my work as long as no changes are made and to check out my websites:

 
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Daily readings are written by Cat. Angel graphic is created and (C)LBolotin 2016-17