Cat’s Morning Bits for November 18, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 18, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 1 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 3 Election Day (USA)

Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST

Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST

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Spirit Library: Define Your Priorities (a message from Kate Spreckley)

There are incredible benefits to the period we are currently moving through. These benefits include the opportunity for us to redefine who we are and how we live.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: 6 Great Ways to Freshen The Air Naturally

A pleasant smelling home may seem like a very inviting place to be, but many spray and plug-in fragrance products add harmful chemicals to their “fresh scent.”

Read more…..

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Basics of Banishing, Binding, and Unbinding (What is it, Why we do it, and More!)

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF SHOOTING STAR

The beauty of the night sky filled with stars is incomparable. Our light filled cities have made us nearly impossible to enjoy the shining diamonds in the sky, but with luck, we somehow get the chance to skip the city and adore this gift of nature.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Hestia, Greek Goddess of the Hearth

The Greek goddess Hestia watches over domesticity and the family, and was traditionally honored with the first offering at any sacrifice made in the home.

Read more…..

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MBG: This Is Your Brain On Prayer: A Psychiatrist On How Spirituality Changes Your Neurochemistry

Here at mbg, we believe everything is connected (hence, one word: mindbodygreen), so the idea that spirituality can function alongside psychiatry is one that makes total sense to us.

Read more….

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Daily Good: The Soul of the Rose

A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world.

Leo Buscaglia –

The Soul of the Rose

“A bower of roses creates a special kind of sacred space, filled with a scent that can connect us to the past. Whether freshly cut and placed in a crystal vase with winter greens, or tumbling out of an old watering can, dried for a Victorian potpourri or the center of an herb filled tussie mussie, the rose connects us to our inner selves, to memories of another time, another place, as past and present merge. A dried pressed rose petal, falling out of a precious book, means someone was once deeply loved. Throughout the ages the rose has symbolized love, life, sexuality and passion, death, the sun, the moon, the heart, the soul, perfection itself. Hafiz, a Sufi poet, calls it the “heart enchanting flower.”” Lucia Bettler shares more in this lovely meditation on the rose. { read more }

Be The Change

Is there any particular kind of flower that holds a special place in your heart? What does it evoke for you?

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How stories bring me happiness – a quiet cottage vlog

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Elephant Journal: 13 Quotes to help us Live, Love & Celebrate Life.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I call out moments in time—the start and end of each month, remembrances, firsts, lasts, and more.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: 10 Incredible Facts About Kangaroos
These iconic marsupials are more complex than you might think.

Few animals symbolize their continent quite like kangaroos, which serve as global icons for Australia.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Taking A Look At The Top Ten Tarot Superstitions

There are a lot of Tarot Superstitions out there. If you’ve just started reading or even if you’ve been doing it for almost 4 decades like me, people will probably try and tell you what you should or shouldn’t do with your tarot deck.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Legend

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Inner Journey: WHY? WHY? WHY?

“As long as one keeps searching, the answers come.”
— Joan Baez

Asking ourselves ‘why?’ helps us delve deeply into our main motives — why we do what we do. This process helps us go deeper into our reasoning, habits and unconscious beliefs. Once we become aware of our underlying motives, we can choose to change them,if we wish.

Regularly ask yourself, ‘Why am I…?’ Listen closely for the answer that surfaces in your mind, and write it down. Now look at your answer and ask why again. Continue with this process to reach the true source of your motivation.

“Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else….”
— Archibald Alexander

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Me? Concerned? Let’s see, at the moment, you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be. Whenever the going has gotten tough, you’ve always bounced back even higher than you were before. And, somehow, you keep getting even better looking.
But you are a dear for thinking of me.
Mmmmmwaw –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Green Bean Casserole Remix

Welcome to a new and tastier version of the classic green bean casserole with bacon and fresh mushrooms.

Read more….

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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
November 18, 2020

Searching
“When you stop looking for something, you see it right in front of you.”

-Eleanor Coppola, Notes, 1979


It’s interesting how an objective observer can see things for us that we somehow can’t seem to see for ourselves. That’s just one way that we are here to help each other. We can remind one another of our inherent beauty, of the love we have to offer, of the talents we have to share.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

People may be expecting or needing you to be laid-back and easy to deal with but your own inclinations may make you seem more difficult and demanding. You may see yourself as just being direct while others consider you as being tactless. Save yourself a lot of grief and use extra care with your words and actions. If someone gets bent out of shape, try to catch it instantly and stop it as soon as you can.

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 1, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 1, 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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‘Tis all a myth that Autumn grieves,
For, watch the rain among the leaves;
With silver fingers dimly seen
It makes each leaf a tambourine.
-Samuel Minturn Peck (1854-1938)

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October Events:

Oct 1: Full Blood Moon at 2:05 pm PST/ 3:05 pm MST/ 5:05 pm EST

Oct 9: Moon 3rd Qtr 5:39 pm PST/ /6:39 pm MST/ 8:39 pm EST

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day

Oct 16: Super New Moon at 12:31 pm PST/ 1:31 pm MST/ 3:31 pm EST

Oct 23: Moon 1st Qtr. 6:22 am PST/ 7:22 am MST/ 9:22 am EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Metamorphosis (a message from Kate Spreckley)

To recreate our world and to have a functional, empowered society we must heal the wounded and the damaged aspects within us. We must embark on a journey of healing and release the unconscious beliefs and ideas we hold about ourselves and our world.

Read more…..

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Weed Walk ~ Asters
by Susun Weed

This week I want to introduce you to a multi-talented plant family, the Asters, also known as the daisy family or the sunflower family. This family includes many beautiful plants that are cultivated for their flowers, including daisies and sunflowers, black-eyed Susans and chrysanthemums, bachelor’s buttons and a colorful array of asters.

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: How to make a Corn Dolly for Lammas, Mabon, Samhain Harvest, Magical Crafting, Witchcraft Witch DIY

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ThoughtCo: Hestia, Greek Goddess of the Hearth

The Greek goddess Hestia watches over domesticity and the family, and was traditionally honored with the first offering at any sacrifice made in the home. On a public level, Hestia’s flame was never allowed to burn out.

Read more……

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MBG: Why We’re In For An Astrologically Intense October + How To Plan Accordingly

Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any weirder or more intense, well, um, October happens. Here’s what’s in store for your October 2020 horoscope.

This month will be packed with not one but two full moons.

Read more……

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

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Elephant Journal: 12 Timeless Pieces of Wisdom from Rumi to Bring us Inner Peace.

Ever since I started writing, I felt that my voice was different.
I’ve always looked for beauty and soul connection in my writing and in other’s. That said, I instantly fell in love with Sufi poetry the first time I read Rumi.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: 8 Unexpectedly Beautiful Sea Creatures

You’ve likely ogled at playful dolphins and majestic blue whales, but when is the last time you paid mind to the humble snail or mollusk? In 2019, a lobsterman in Maine reminded us of the lesser-known beauties of the ocean when he caught a rare cotton candy lobster, named and admired for its bright blue, pink, and purple shell.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Watch for Mars and the full Harvest Moon

Depending on where you live worldwide, the upcoming full moon will fall on October 1 or 2, 2020. For the Northern Hemisphere, this full moon counts as our Harvest Moon (full moon nearest the September equinox) and the first full moon of the autumn season.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: 25 Forms of Banishing – A Versatile Tool in Witchcraft

I am not a magical purist. I do not see any classifications of magic types or tools as isolated bastions, to be used in their most pure state. Instead, I see them as distinct ingredients which can come in handy for accomplishing a wide variety of goals, especially when used together.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: “Daughter Of The Moon” (Original Song) (Adriana Figueroa)

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Inner Journey: Why are you here?

“You can come to understand your purpose in life by slowing down and feeling your heart’s desires.”
— Marcia Wieder

What do you love to do? What gives you greatest meaning in your life? Let your answers trickle through and keep a record of the key words that come up.

Life becomes so much richer when we choose to live from our heart.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
— Steve Jobs

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

So I was thinking… I know you know that there’s the “you” that you know you are — adventurous, good-looking, and fun to be around.

And I know you know that there’s another part of “you” in the unseen who you’ve kind of temporarily forgotten — who completes you, loves you, and knows what’s really going on.

Well, how’d you like it if I removed the veils? Just for a second? Gave you a glimpse of who that special, divine, otherworldly essence is, so that you might at last begin to comprehend how extraordinary, sublime, and divine you really are?

Okay?

It’s me!

Yours truly,
The entire, flippin’ Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Portuguese Custard Tarts (Pasteis de Nata)

This slightly streamlined recipe for the world-famous pasteis de nata, or Portuguese custard tarts, uses just few basic ingredients but requires numerous steps and a certain amount of finesse. The results are so worth it, though, you’ll want to make a double batch.

Read more….

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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
October 1, 2020

Self-Awareness
“Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.”

-Elizabeth Cady Stanton


Our individuality is our strength. We don’t need to imitate. We don’t need to be anything other than who we are. We are blessed with unique gifts that can’t be duplicated. The more we get to know ourselves, the more we become self-aware, the more that we will find opportunities to use these gifts to make the world a better place.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

You may have the best of intentions today but it won’t be easy to stick to any of them. There’s a lot of randomness in the air and you won’t have very much control over anything. Don’t let this lull you into becoming thoughtless or not caring about what you’re doing. Do what you can and save some energy for tomorrow when things might be smoother.

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 May 7, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 7, 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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May Events & Holidays

May 7 Full Flower Moon at 3:45 am PST/ 4:45 am MST/ 6:45 am EST

May 10 Mother’s Day

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 14 Moon in 3rd Qtr. at 7:02 am PST /8:02 am MST/10:02 am EST

May 18 Victoria Day (Canada)

May 22 New Moon at 10:38 am PST/ 11:38 am MST/ 1:38 pm EST

May 25 Memorial Day (USA)

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Whoever makes a garden
Has never worked alone;
the rain has always found it,
The sun has always known.
-Douglas Malloch (1877-1938)

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Spirit Library: Careful Awareness

We are moving towards a totally new paradigm in human consciousness, one that is governed by the virtues of unity consciousness. Current energies and events are pressing us towards a new awareness

Read more….

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Spiritual Unite: If You Dream About Someone Are They Thinking About You?

One question a lot of people have is if you dream about someone are they thinking about you?

The short answer is: It depends.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Hestia, Greek Goddess of the Hearth

The Greek goddess Hestia watches over domesticity and the family, and was traditionally honored with the first offering at any sacrifice made in the home.

Read more….

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MBG: Missing National Parks? Here Are 5 Ways To Enjoy Them From Home

For many people, spring and summer mean beach days, hikes outside, and road trips to expansive wilderness. But this year, things are different: Most of us heading into the warmer seasons with sadness and grief in some form, whether it be for friends and family affected by COVID-19, the loss of a job, or the disruption to daily routines

Read more…

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Daily Dream Meaning: Fence

An obstacle dream.
1. The nature of the obstacle depends on the dreamer’s circumstances, as well as on other symbols in the dream.
2. If the scene on the other side of the fence is beautiful and peaceful, hope lies ahead, and if the dreamer gets over the fence, what he wants will indeed manifest in spite of obstacles.
3. If the land on the other side of the fence is barren and rocky, and/or the dreamer is having trouble climbing the fence, what you’re seeking may not be what it seems and it might be best to turn back.
4. Sitting on a fence indicates a major decision to be made.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Life Itself May Be A Koan

“Consider the Zen practice of the koan, the question or problem proposed by Zen masters to each other or by masters to students. The koan is a dilemma, a mystery which the rational mind cannot solve. The key to the resolution of a koan is a shift in the being of the student which allows for a new understanding of the question itself.” Rachel Naomi Remen shares more. { read more }

Be The Change

What is a koan that life is presenting you with at this moment?

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Today’s DIY: How to make CRESCENT MOON wall hanging Dream Catcher

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Elephant Journal: The 5 Simple Phrases that Changed Everything for Me.

Many years ago, five basic, profound, and startling principles dropped into my lap.
Well, it was a bit more work than that. I was participating in a 10-day retreat on the big island of Hawaii with Vanessa Stone.

Read more…

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MNN: A suburb in Costa Rica gives citizenship to plants, trees, and bees

If you happen to be a pollinator, you might want to wing your way to sunny Costa Rica. In fact, Curridabat — a suburb of the capital, San Jose — is pulling out all the stops to make bees, bats, hummingbirds, and butterflies feel at home.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: This weekend, watch for a morning moon

Full moon was May 7, 2020, and by May 8 the moon is in a waning gibbous phase, already beginning to rise later at night. For the mainland United States, the May 8th moon rises in the southeast nearly two hours after sunset. The days following full moon present the perfect time to catch a daytime moon over your western horizon after sunrise. Watch for it!

Read more..

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Patheos-Pagan: Finding Strength Through Giving Honor To The Sun

As a Witch, I’ve always found a connection to witchcraft through connection to the moon. However, in these days of isolation, I am learning that the sun deities have comfort and strength to offer.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist:  Carry Me Home (Official Music Video) – The Sweeplings

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Inner Journey:

WE EXPERIENCE WHAT WE BELIEVE

“You are free to believe what you choose and what you do attests to what you believe.”
— A Course of Miracles

You most likely believe that your experiences have taught you what is real and what is true – at least for you. However, what you may not know is that your beliefs – conscious and unconscious – have determined what you would experience.

Experiences do not determine what you believe. What you first of all believe is what you will experience. It follows, then, that if you wish to experience life in new ways, you need to examine your belief systems.

Change your consciousness and you’ll change your life.

“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.”
— Richard Bach

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 
The very same magic, the very same that you used to get your first job, to find a best friend, and to heal what hurt, that even now finishes your sentences, beats your heart, and inspires your dreams, is the exact same “grade” of stuff that can make what you most want today come to pass.

Point being: You’ve already engaged it. You’ve already commanded it. You’ve already done the impossible… So what’s the big deal about doing it again?

Oh go on…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Apple-Walnut Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

A totally indulgent monkey bread made surprisingly easy thanks to refrigerated cinnamon roll dough. Loaded up with layers of fresh apples and toasted walnuts, this pull-apart bread fills your home with the scent of cinnamon and nutmeg while it bakes and looks stunning on your breakfast or brunch table.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success Incense: Cinnamon, Must, Nutmeg and Sage
Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise
Jupiter presides over Thursday. The vibrations of this day attune well to all matters involving material gain. Use them for working rituals that entail general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, or legal issues. These energies are also helpful in matters of luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
May 7, 2020

Fortune
“The fortunate circumstances of our lives are generally found, at last, to be of our own producing.”

-Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)

 
Fortune could be thought of in terms of money (“I made a fortune last year!” The Fortune 500, etc.) or in terms of luck (fortune cookies, “I had the good fortune to know him” etc). Either way, since we create our lives, we are ultimately creating the fortune in our lives – so we have to give ourselves credit where it is due!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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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)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 13, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 13, 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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Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling,
Give me juicy autumnal fruit ripe and red from the orchard,
Give me a field where the unmowed grass grows,
Give me an arbor, give me the trellised grape.
–Walt Whitman (1919–92)

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Individualogist: A Complete Guide in Using Feng Shui for Love

Want to know the Complete Guide in using Feng Shui for Love? Literally meaning “wind” and “water,” the ancient practice of Feng Shui has been going on for the last 6000 years. Known as one of the most popular forms of geomancy in the east, Feng Shui has earned its immortalized status. With Chinese as its main users, this practice is definitely a part of their checklist as they pursue ventures in life

https://individualogist.com/a-complete-guide-in-using-feng-shui-for-love?mpweb=1230-1413-784234

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ThoughtCo:  Hestia, Greek Goddess of the Hearth

The Greek goddess Hestia watches over domesticity and the family, and was traditionally honored with the first offering at any sacrifice made in the home. On a public level, Hestia’s flame was never allowed to burn out. The local town hall served as a shrine for her—and any time a new settlement was formed, settlers would take a flame from their old village to the new one

https://www.learnreligions.com/hestia-greek-goddess-of-the-hearth-2561993

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MBG: Flower Power Alert: Here’s How To Dye Your Own Clothes Using Plants

When I was a student of herbalism, I learned that fabric had traditionally been dyed using the same plants that I was growing and cultivating. Needless to say, I started geeking out! When I dove into it further, I realized that compared to conventional dyes, which can be really harmful to water systems and loaded with chemicals, plant dyes are much better for the planet. Now, I run a clothing business and use plants to not only sustainably dye my fabrics—but to infuse them with naturally grounding energy.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-dye-your-clothes-naturally-using-plants-step-by-step-guide

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Elephant Journal: How to create a Wholehearted Life with a Joy List

My New Year’s resolution was to become the happiest person I knew.
And ever since I made that declaration, I’ve been on a mission to create a life I love that brings me joy.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/09/how-living-from-a-joy-list-changes-your-life/

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MNN: 8 things you didn’t know about the autumnal equinox
If you’ve ever wondered what hamsters and the French Revolution have to do with the first day of fall, we’ve got the answers.

The Northern Hemisphere will bid an official farewell to summer on the morning of Sept. 23 and welcome in the fall. At precisely 3:50 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, the sun will be directly in line with Earth’s celestial equator (the equator projected onto the sky) and day and night will last roughly the same amount of time.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/stories/8-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-autumnal-equinox

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EarthSky News: Harvest Moon on Friday the 13th

On September 12, 13 and 14, 2019, look for a full-looking moon to light up the nighttime sky from dusk until dawn. Depending on where you live worldwide (your time zone), this month’s full moon will fall on Friday, September 13, or Saturday, September 14. For the Northern Hemisphere, this September full moon counts as the closest full moon to the September autumn equinox, so it’s the Northern Hemisphere’s full Harvest Moon. For many, it’ll be a Friday the 13th Harvest Moon … great party theme!

https://earthsky.org/tonight/harvest-moon-on-friday-the-13th

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Patheos-Pagan: Florida Water: Perfumed History. Magickal Uses.

Florida Water is a popular item from the 19th century still used in modern witchcraft. But what is the history of this magickal item? Who invented it? Why do people use Florida Water and for what purpose?

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/3pagansandacat/2019/09/florida-water-history-magickal-uses/

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Inner Journey:

ON DEATH AND DYING

“Don’t strew me with roses after I’m dead. When Death claims the light of my brow No flowers of life will cheer me: instead You may give me my roses now!”
— Thomas F. Healey

“The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative, if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation.”
— Hermann Hesse

“What is here is also there; what is there, is also here. Who sees multiplicity but not the one indivisible Self must wander on and on from death to death.”
— Katha Upanishad

“Is death the last step? No, it is the final awakening.”
— Sir Walter Scott

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

For all things and non-things that you may ever want understand that sometimes the fastest way to get them is to forget them, and to focus instead on just being the most amazing human being you can be. At which point all of your heart’s desires, spoken or unspoken, will be drawn to you more powerfully than a magnet is drawn to steel.

Have an amazing day,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cheesy Egg Drop Soup

We all want to prepare healthy food for the family. The recipe I’m cooking this morning is simply made of eggs and freshly picked vegetables from our very own veggie plots. It’s so easy, but very healthy.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cheesy-Egg-Drop-Soup.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

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

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
September 13, 2019

Destiny

“Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.”

-Confucius (550-478 B.C.)

To me this says that we are here on this earth at this particular time for a reason. We have kept our appointment. What we do with the time we have here is up to us. The rewards are not necessarily material, but much more valuable- our spiritual growth, the love and fulfillment we find and create for ourselves. We have choices in how we spend our time, and the lessons we learn along the way are our bounty.
-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

People may look to you to get some enthusiasm back into their lives. If sagging a little in spirit yourself, you can still inspire others. This can cheer you up, too, so don’t underestimate a small glimmer of joy in something that you genuinely love. No one has to agree with you. They only have to allow you to do what feels best to you – and you to them.

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.

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 22, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 22,  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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When April blows his horn,
It’s good for hay and corn.

-Proverb

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Witchwood Teahouse & Magick Kitchen:

Connecting with Sacred Plants

When it comes to Witchcraft and plants, the two seem to be inseparable. It makes sense when you dig a little (not even that deeply) into the practice of ancient Witchcraft and similar earth-base traditions. Within these traditions, plants are elevated to a divine…

http://www.themagickkitchen.com/magickal-herbalism/

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Spirit Library: The Vibration of Abundance

What does abundance mean to you? For most people it is about paying the bills, buying a house or car, having a well-paying job; a means to end in what you seek to have. All of that is very true. However, everything in life has a vibration and working with the vibration of abundance you have the opportunity to actually move deeper into infinite abundance than from the human perspective

https://spiritlibrary.com/goddess-light/the-vibration-of-abundance

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ThoughtCo: Hestia, Greek Goddess of the Hearth

The Greek goddess Hestia watches over domesticity and the family, and was traditionally honored with the first offering at any sacrifice made in the home. On a public level, Hestia’s flame was never allowed to burn out. The local town hall served as a shrine for her—and any time a new settlement was formed, settlers would take a flame from their old village to the new one.

https://www.learnreligions.com/hestia-greek-goddess-of-the-hearth-2561993

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MBG: Taurus Season Is Here & These 5 Tips Will Help You Make The Most Of It

On April 19, 2019, the Sun hunkers down in steady Taurus. For the next four weeks, the sensual, steadfast Bull will take charge, helping us prioritize—with a side of pleasure. But don’t mistake the slower pace for passivity. When you see a goal worth pursuing, make like el Toro and charge!

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/taurus-season-2019-how-to-navigate-these-sensual-and-steadfast-times

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MNN: 13 cool facts about the oddball kakapo

The kakapo is an unusual bird. The world’s largest parrot was common throughout its native New Zealand until predators hunted it to the brink of extinction. Now the stocky green-and-yellow bird is critically endangered, and it’s the focus of a considerable conservation effort from the New Zealand Department of Conservation’s Kakapo Recovery program. There are currently 147 known adult birds, each named and extensively monitored

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/12-cool-facts-strange-kakapo

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EarthSky News: Lyrid meteor shower best before dawn 

It’s Lyrid meteor time! We expect the Lyrid meteors to fly most abundantly tonight – from late evening April 22 until dawn April 23 – though under the light of a brilliant waning gibbous moon. The greatest number of Lyrid meteors usually fall in the few hours before dawn. That’s when the radiant point – near the star Vega in the constellation Lyra – climbs highest up in the sky, and when you’re likely to see the most meteors.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/lyrid-meteors-best-before-dawn

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Patheos-Pagan: Beltane Sabbat Index: Rituals, Crafts and Aphrodisiacs for Witch’s High Spring

When Beltane tides peak, we witches celebrate the Grand Sabbat of High Spring that is certainly the most juicy and delicious of them all. Spring peaks in the Northern Hemisphere when we reach 15 degrees Taurus on our journey around the sun. This typically falls during the first week of May. For all your celebration needs, I offer this index of my articles on the thealogy and practices of this holiday, including rituals, craft projects and planning for Maypole dances.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchonfire/2019/04/beltane-sabbat-index-rituals-crafts-and-aphrodisiacs/

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Inner Journey:

CHANGE

“I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they plan their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change.”
— Jim Rohn

“Slowness to change usually means fear of the new.”
— Philip Crosby

“Just as the tumultuous chaos of a thunderstorm brings a nurturing rain that allows life to flourish, so too in human affairs times of advancement are preceded by times of disorder. Success comes to those who can weatherthe storm.”
— I Ching No. 3

“If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.”
— Norman Vincent Peale

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

Invariably a sudden disappointment, a bit of “bad” news, or a flutter of butterflies gathering in your stomach, are all omens that a fabulous adventure is fast approaching.

Hit me baby,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Eggplant Parmesan

Traditional eggplant Parmesan involves salting the eggplant to “sweat” it, and frying it before baking. I took a few shortcuts and everyone liked it a lot. This dish can be made after a busy day at work. We had it with spaghetti on the side.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Easy-Eggplant-Parmesan.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
April 22, 2019 

Effort
“John Wooden taught us that doing the best you are capable of is victory enough.”

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

John Wooden, who coached UCLA’s championship basketball team for so many years, was and still is one of the best-loved sports figures out there. He is an icon, a legend. What made him such a great coach was not only his love of the game, but his love of his players, and his love of life. John Wooden was a philosopher. He was a sage. We would all do well to listen to what he had to say!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Pioneer Thinking: Companion Planting Guide

The combinations of plants make for a more varied, attractive, healthy vegetable garden. Many of the modern principles of companion planting were present many centuries ago in the cottage garden.

https://pioneerthinking.com/companion-planting-guide

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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/