Cat’s Morning Bits for September 2, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 2, 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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In its deep cup-grassy, cool-
Sleeps the little roadside pool;
Sleeps the butterfly on the weed,
Sleeps the drifted thistle-seed.
Like a great and blazing gem,
Basks the beetle on the stem.
Up and down the shining rays
Dancing midges weave their maze.

-Charlies G.D. Roberts (1860-1943

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September’s Events:

Sept 1-2 Full Moon 10:22 pm PST/ 11:22 pm MST/ 1:22 am EST

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept 7 Labor Day

Sept 10 3rd Qtr Moon 2:25 am PST/ 3:25 am MST/ 5:25 am EST

Sept 17 New Moon 4:00 am PST/ 5:00 am MST/ 7:00 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Weekly Forecast: August 30 – September 5, 2020 (a message from Kelly M. Beard)

The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity. Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto)

Read more…….

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A Video Identification Guide To Edible & Medicinal Plants

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Odin’s Wise Words || Life Lessons From The Hávamál

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ThoughtCo: Pomona, Goddess of Apples

Pomona was a Roman goddess who was the keeper of orchards and fruit trees. Unlike many other agricultural deities, Pomona is not associated with the harvest itself, but with the flourishing of fruit trees. She is usually portrayed bearing a cornucopia or a tray of blossoming fruit. She doesn’t appear to have had any Greek counterpart at all, and is uniquely Roman.

Read more……

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MBG: Numerology Forecast For September 2020: What To Expect With This 4 Month

September is a very special month in the yearly numerological cycle. It’s a peak month, meaning the number associated with this September is the same number associated with the year we are in. We are now in a universal month 4, during a universal year 4.

Read more……..

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The Celtic Tree Month of Vine

The month of Vine is the bridge between the Autumn Equinox and the dark time of the year that begins at Samhain. Muin is an The Ogham word for this tree month is Muin which means highest of beauty and strongest of effort and the Irish word Muine means thicket.

Read more…….

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Echinacea flowers and root uses with Susun Weed

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Elephant Journal: A Meditation for a New Month’s Beginning.

As we close out August and welcome September, I am reminded of how much I cherish this occurrence that happens twelve times each year.
It brings with it reflection upon what’s being left behind and anticipation for what lies ahead—an opportunity to think about what we could have done differently and the motivation to try again in the days ahead.

Read more……..

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Treehugger: 8 Extraordinary Facts About the Elusive Okapi

The okapi is not a particularly famous animal, at least not outside its small native range. About 100 live at zoos around the world, but otherwise, they’re hidden in rainforests and rarely seen by humans.

Read more……

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EarthSky News: Look west after sunrise for the daytime moon

The September 2020 full moon has passed. Now the moon is in a waning gibbous phase, which means it rises in the east later and later each evening. Beginning around the morning of September 3 or 4, 2020, look west after sunrise for the daytime moon.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Herbal Magick: Cinnamon Sticks

I’m one of those people who believes cinnamon can go on almost anything. It dances the line between sweet and savory dishes, and you can even use it to spice up hot chocolate or chai, and drink it down !

Read more……

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Pagan Playlist: Albannach – The Fire and Thunder of Scotland

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Inner Journey: REAWAKEN YOUR CURIOSITY

“What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”
— Sigmund Freud

Why is this so?

Young children possess what Zen calls ‘beginner’s mind.’ They are awed and fascinated with the wonder of the world, open to discovering and experiencing new things. Anything is possible. Life is a great adventure.

For almost all of us, the systems that ‘educate’ us to be adults stifle our natural joy and curiosity. We lose touch with our innate appreciation of life. We forget how to dream.

The blessing is that with attention, patience and love, we can reawaken our sense of wonder. We can again dance with life.

“The mind WILL be free, or it will be dead.”
— Grace Llewellyn

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If you can fall in love with just one thing about him, her, them, it, or yourself,just once a day, and speak it aloud, you’ll be surprised by how quickly it will transform your entire life.

I love that look on your face when the coin drops –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Watermelon Mojito Granita

“A refreshing sweet twist on the original mojito, but frozen. Top with a mint leaf and more rum if you choose to.”

Read more…….

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Energy: masculine

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
September 2, 2020

Discovery
“The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why.”

-Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


Albert Einstein knew that there was a purpose for time spent in quiet. In silence we have access to all the wisdom of the universe. We don’t have to reach for it, the wisdom comes to us when we are open to it, and allow it space to come in. We can soak it up, marinate in it! And then, lo and behold, the wisdom is there for us when we need it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Instinct and impulsive action will cause more trouble than they can solve today, so spend more time reasoning things out and being careful about what you say and do. Asking questions is a good idea. It will get you information you need, and show how thorough, bright, and capable you are. It might take a bit longer, but it will save time and effort in the end.

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 11, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 11, 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 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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May is a green as no other,
May is much sun through small leaves,
May is soft earth,
And apple-blossoms,
And windows open to a South wind.
-Amy Lowell (1874-1925)

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Spirit Library: Where Did Gaia Go? (a message from Pepper Lewis)

Q) Years ago, I followed your communications with Gaia closely. Later on, I lost touch, which was okay because I had learned from you how to have my own relationship with Mother Earth.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Purple Dead Nettle

Like many of the herbs that we can use in magic, purple dead nettle is, for all intents and purposes, a weed. It will take over a spring garden in no time at all, spreading with wild abandon through your yard. So why not take advantage of its folklore and magic, and use it in your workings? It’s a handy little herb to harvest.

Read more….

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MBG: Is There A “Right” Way To Shuffle Tarot Decks For More Accurate Pulls?

For centuries, people have been using tarot for divination, reflection, and self-inquiry. Reading your tarot cards can be as simple as asking your deck a question, pulling one or more cards, and then interpreting the potential answers they hold. But before you pull your card(s), it’s a good idea to clear the slate from past readings by shuffling your deck. Here’s how to master your shuffle, according to the mystics.

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Egyptian

1. Dreaming of living in ancient Egypt might actually be a past-life memory. Be sure to write the dream down immediately upon awakening, as an issue from that past life could be coming to the surface of your unconscious mind. Something in the dream probably relates to a concern in the present, and the dream may be giving you important insights.
2. Egypt is a land of mystery, and therefore if you dream of Egypt or things Egyptian there is probably some mystery in your life that you’d like to have resolved. Look to other symbols in the dream to discern what it is and what you should do about it.
3. Egypt is a land where a lot of secrets are being dug out of the ground. What secrets are you hiding? Or are others around you keeping things from you that you really need to know? If the other symbols in the dream support this idea, honest communication with those involved is definitely called for.

astrology.com

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Karma Tube: SUPERHERO: A Music Video for Our Times

In times of global crises, it becomes increasingly clear that our lives are sustained by millions of gestures, big and small made by everyday people who simply show up to do their little bit, day after day in service of the greater good. This newly released music video ‘Superhero’ is an ode to everyone in our world who lives like “we are the ones we have been waiting for.” { read more }

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Today’s DIY: Setting Up Your Altar || Witchcraft 101

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Elephant Journal: The Shadow in Me Honors the Shadow in You

The only person I’m hanging out with these days seems to be my shadow side.
From the moment I wake up, there is a wave of grief and mourning for the world I used to know. There is jealousy and spite that arises when I see people on social media “doing more than me,” and there is unmistakable rage whenever I stumble into a news portal.

Read more….

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MNN: Fisherman visits dolphin every day to make up for the missing tourists

Fungie is no stranger to solitude.

Since the bottlen-nosed dolphin was first spotted in Irish waters back in 1983, he’s almost never seen with even a single friend. Fungie is so famed for his solo act, even Guinness World Records has taken notice, naming him the world’s longest-lived solitary dolphin.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, 3 morning planets May 11-14

These next several mornings – May 11, 12, 13 and 14, 2020 – let the waning moon introduce you to the 3 bright morning planets. Jupiter is by far the brightest of the threesome, beaming some 7 times more brilliantly than either Saturn or Mars. Jupiter ranks as the 4th-brightest celestial body, after the sun, moon and the planet Venus, respectively.

Read more……

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Patheos-Pagan: Working Magic: Communication

Drawing an oracle card from the Flower Magic Oracle deck gave me a focus for working some magic. This week’s card is Campanula, the meaning of which is – speak out. So, I have given the meaning of the card below along with some other correspondences for ‘communication’

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: The Hobbit (Part 1): ‘Song Of Durin’ by Eurielle – Lyric Video (Lyrics by J.R.R. Tolkien)

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Inner Journey:

GIVING CHOICE

“Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give.”
— David O. McKay

I want to choose the details of my life. Fortunately, I’ve come to appreciate how important it is to give others the freedom to choose their own paths.

None of us wants our choice robbed from us. I can’t know what’s best for anyone but me. So why give unsolicited advice to others and expect them to follow it?

“The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.”
— Samuel Butler

“What man wants is simply independent choice, whatever that may cost and wherever it may lead.”
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe
You’re dreaming-g-g-g.

Dreaming of lavender fields, turquoise seas, and emerald isles. Mountains that rise and fall, oceans that heave and sigh, and jungles that give and take.

You’ve dreamed up heaven and earth. All of the people and all of the places. What’s “good” and what’s not. What you like and what you don’t.

You’ve dreamed of me, and of yourself, and of things you no longer remember, yet they, too, carry on.

Yet as meticulous as you’ve been, there are some things, I dare say, that are too often forgotten, that you’re dreaming, that you’re free, and that the dreamer is always greater than their dream.

Z-z-z-z-z-z-z,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chewy Coconut Bars

You can’t eat just one of these delicious bar cookies packed with chocolate, coconut, and walnuts.

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
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
Monday belongs to the Moon. Monday’s energy best aligns itself with efforts that deal 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
May 11, 2020

Consistency
“True consistency, that of the prudent and the wise, is to act in conformity with circumstances.”

-John C. Calhoun (1782-1850)

 

This is interesting to think about – so many times we look at consistency as a virtue. And it is in some situations. But when we look at the “big picture” we see how things change, and so why wouldn’t our minds change with the times? For example, we might start out with an allegiance to a particular political party, only to change our minds and vote another way come election time. Is that being inconsistent? I don’t think so. The consistency comes with being true to ourselves.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

There is an unbeatable sense of peace and security emanating from you today. The Star card indicates that you have overcome a lot of obstacles in your love life lately, and you’ve learned to heavily rely on sensitivity and optimism. There is a sense of joy and peace encouraging you to move forward. Your next romantic move will be epic

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 November 19, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 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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No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds,
November!
-Thomas Hood (1799-1845)

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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

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Deities of Ancient Egypt

The gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt were a complex group of beings and ideas. As the culture evolved, so did many of the deities and what they represented. Here are some of the best-known gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt.

https://www.learnreligions.com/deities-of-ancient-egypt-2561794

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MBG: 3 Ways To Be More Resilient, From This Happiness Expert

As a happiness expert and advocate for positivity and simple pleasures, Neil Pasricha sure knows a thing or two about how to live a happy life. He’s written internationally bestselling books, hosted podcasts, and led TED talks on the topic, and he strongly believes that we should live our lives with intention, failure, and gratitude.

Read more…..

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Did You Know…..
Coffee contains antioxidants, which helps prevent free radicals from damaging cells. One study found that a typical servicing (approximately 9 oz) of coffee contains more antioxidants than a serving of grape juice, blueberries, raspberries, or oranges.

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Tetraktys: Herbal Magick – A Practical Guide for Modern Witches

Hello witches! This post is dedicated to herbal magick. In this article, you will learn what is herbal magick and how to use herbs in witchcraft. I also added a quick correspondences chart for the most common magickal uses.

Read more…..

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MNN: A cat was put in ‘solitary confinement’ for freeing his fellow felines

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the facilities at Friends for Life animal shelter in Houston. The room for senior cats is clean and spacious with plenty of food, water and toys. Humans and other felines provide lots of companionship and potential adopters stop by all the time for pets and cuddles.

Read more

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EarthSky News: Come to know the Pleiades, or 7 Sisters

Tonight, look for the tiny, misty dipper of stars known as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters. November is the month of the Pleiades star cluster. On these November nights, the Pleiades cluster shines from nightfall until dawn. It’s low in the east at nightfall, high overhead around midnight and low in the west before dawn. Locate it by the bright star Aldebaran this evening, or any evening soon.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Magical tools: Cheaper alternatives

There are a recognised set of magical tools that are used in witchcraft, but as a Kitchen Witch myself I tend to be fairly flexible on these. As a newcomer to the craft I thought I had to rush out and purchase all these things that I needed all the right tools to get the job done…and you don’t.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

A HOT TUB FOR THE MIND

“Imagine a hot tub for the mind. That is what meditation is; it can bathe your mind in relaxing thoughts.”
— Eknath Easwaran

With today’s fast pace of life, too many of us don’t have any sense of how it feels to be free of stress. It’s difficult to relax if we have physical pain or irritation, strong negative emotions or scattered, worrisome thoughts.

The practice of meditation helps us find the peace within that is so elusive in our outer world.

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes.”
— Etty Hillesum

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie

Just because a person is diabetic or has to watch their sugar intake, doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy some good desserts, too. This pie recipe is a perfect example of a delicious pie that can fool even the most sugar-addicted.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
November 19, 2019

Conversation

“Must we always talk for victory, and never once for truth, for comfort, and joy?”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Conversation is a way for us to connect with people. And yet, how often do we feel like we need to impress someone, or demonstrate somehow that we have important opinions? If we could just drop that, and think more about connecting through Truth, about sharing ourselves rather than our “stuff” – then some meaningful conversation can take place. And we can experience that comfort and joy that leads to real friendship.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Instinct and impulsive action will cause more trouble than they can solve today, so spend more time reasoning things out and being careful about what you say and do. Asking questions is a good idea. It will get you information you need, and show how thorough, bright, and capable you are. It might take a bit longer, but it will save time and effort in the end.

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 July 23, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 23,  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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Beyond me in the fields the sun
Soaks in the grass and hath his will;
I count the marguerites one by one;
Even the buttercups are still.
-Archibald Lampman (1861-99)

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Spiritual Unite: Finding You Are An Old One 

The Old Ones are earth beings. They have been here since time before time, that is, time before we modern humans recognize as possible for intelligent life. Old Ones are Human.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/finding-you-are-an-old/

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ThoughtCo: What Does It Mean When You Dream About Snakes?

We’ve all had weird and unusual dreams before, and it’s believed that elements of our dreams are keys to our subconscious. Most dream experts agree that the meanings of animals in dreams vary based on what the animal is doing and how you feel about it. Let’s take a look what dreams about snakes can mean in your life.

https://www.learnreligions.com/dreams-about-snakes-4691726

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Today’s Deity: Laughing Buddha – Meaning behind the Happy Statues

Tonight at work I was determined to learn something new in the realm of positivity. While tumbling all over Tumblr, I saw Happy Buddha and decided to google him. I’ve always had a thing for the happy chubby statues but I didn’t know much about them – or that there was so much to know.

My googling adventure started simple with a visit to wikipedia to learn the difference between him and the founder of buddhism – Gautama Buddha- and why he was so dang cheerful. My mind was blown by the hidden meanings within each statue. Before I knew it I was learning the exact position in the house your little figurine should be placed. Haphazardly collecting Buddhas could devastate the Feng Shui of your home.

https://positivelyharvz.blogspot.com/2014/04/laughing-buddha-meaning-behind-happy.html

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MBG: Leo Season Is Here & Things Are About To Get Downright Theatrical

Every 30 days or so, the Sun visits a new zodiac sign. During this “season” everyone feels the energy of this prevailing astrological sign, no matter what your Sun sign horoscope may be. Expressive Leo is the second of the zodiac’s three fire signs and it’s of the “fixed” quality.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-navigate-leo-season-2019-according-to-the-astrotwins

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Daily Good: The Teachings of Grass

How do we relate to the land that sustains us–as a source of belonging or as a source of belongings? As the planet teeters on the brink of environmental collapse, botanist, teacher, and author Robin Wall Kimmerer urges us to consider our broken relationship to the Earth and the hard choices that lie before us by examining the history of her Potawatomi ancestors. Through cultivating the sense of respect and gratitude for nature inherent in indigenous teachings, Kimmerer invites us to reclaim that wisdom and renew our earthly relationships to restore honor in the way we live.

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=8352

Be The Change

Think about the ways you can become a better student of nature and open the door to reciprocity with your home planet.

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Did you know…

Mint has been found in Egyptian tombs from as far back as 1000 BC!

http://topfoodfacts.com/history-and-facts-about-mint/

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MNN: How to create a moonlight garden

Do you know how to make your garden light up at night? The answer is to create a moonlight garden.
But what is a moonlight garden, and what type of plants shine at night?

“Moonlight gardening relates to plants that show off their textures, colors and sometimes their silhouettes from dusk into the moonlight hours,

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/how-create-moonlight-garden

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EarthSky News: Ophiuchus, 13th constellation of zodiac

Tonight, look for the faint constellation Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer. From the Northern Hemisphere, look southward at nightfall. From the Southern Hemisphere, look more overhead around mid-evening. From all parts of Earth, Ophiuchus crosses the sky westward as Earth spins under the sky, and as evening deepens into late night. Ophiuchus is sometimes called the 13th or forgotten constellation of the zodiac.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/ophiuchus-highest-on-august-evenings-2

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Patheos-Pagan: Herbal Magick : Vanilla, Sweet Flower of Love

I’m all about Vanilla. I cook with it. I use it in my magick, and have even been known to wear it as a perfume. The botanical name for this delicious beauty is Vanilla planifolia. This tasty bean comes to us from a species of Orchid, and can be used in your kitchen magick and elsewhere.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/voodoouniverse/2019/07/herbal-magick-vanilla-sweet-flower-of-love/

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Inner Journey:

USE DOWN TIMES TO GOOD ADVANTAGE

“The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation.”
— Milarepa

In our busy schedules, we can often complain that we don’t have time to meditate. But if we are sincere in our desire to go inside, we can create our own moments of stillness in the midst of our activity.

Stopped at a traffic light? Do some deep breathing. Waiting in line at the bank or grocery store? Repeat an uplifting word such as ‘love’ or ‘peace.’ Riding the bus to and from work? Value these times as an opportunity to close your eyes and go within orto say a little prayer.

“Wherever you go in the midst of movement and activity, carry your stillness within you. Then the chaotic movement around you will never overshadow your access to the reservoir of creativity, the field of pure potentiality.”
— Deepak Chopra

higherawareness.com
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Daily Tarot: The Lovers 

The world may seem to be working overtime to baffle or confuse you, but you don’t have to take the bait. If you’re offered something that seems too perfectly tailored to your tastes or desires, it’s OK to be graciously skeptical. You can appear cautious rather than distrustful. Keep things simple today and minimize getting upset by torn or unsettled feelings.

astrology.com

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A Note from the Universe

Everyone’s lucky.

Few are prepared.

Visualize,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cheesy Eggplant Stacks

These are like an eggplant Parmesan casserole, but they’re individual eggplant stacks, that you can make as many or little as you want. They’re so delicious, plus they’re easy and fun to make.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cheesy-Eggplant-Stacks.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
July 23, 2019

Luck

“Luck is not chance-
It’s Toil-
Fortune’s expensive smile
Is earned – ”
-Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

We hear time and time again that good luck is all about hard work. But isn’t life like that, too? We get out of it what we put into it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Natural Living Ideas: Homemade Sleep Lotion To Induce A Restful Slumber

Sleep can be hard to come by for some of us. With about 9 million Americans popping pills for better sleep at night, insomnia has become a major issue. And that’s not including the millions of Americans who have difficulty sleeping and aren’t taking sleeping pills. This sleepy time lotion though uses a relaxing blend of essential oils and magnesium to calm the mind and promote restful sleep.

https://www.naturallivingideas.com/homemade-sleep-lotion/

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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 November 9, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 9, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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Dry leaves upon the wall,
Which flap like rustling wings, and seek escape;
A single frosted cluster on the grape
Still hangs-and that is all.

-Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (1835-1905)

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Daily Good: The Gift of Threshold Moments

Like moments of joy, awe, or bliss, threshold moments are experiences to notice, appreciate, and treasure “. . . where sound trails off into silence, time disappears into timelessness, and the known world is engulfed by the great mystery.” It is not the full moments sometimes but the empty ones that can touch us deeply and profoundly. The gaps rather than the events that give us a glimpse of great mystery. The transitions, shifts, or pauses rather than the activities themselves that make us realize how much we don’t know and cannot comprehend. In this beautiful and profound essay, Sam Keen shines a spotlight on threshold moments, celebrating and elevating them, like jewels of wisdom.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/1835/the-song-of-the-wood-thrush-sam-keen/

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Elephant Journal: We Can’t Truly Love Ourselves until we Stop Saying these 2 Words.

Two words.
They flash in my head like dayglow in the dark and roll off my tongue at rapid speed, like a wakeful child barreling out of bed to the tree on Christmas morning.
Of the thousands of words that I could pull together to respond to benign actions, such as walking in when someone is walking out, unintentionally making someone wait, interrupting someone, walking in front of someone, taking “too long” to get my change out, or making a thoughtful decision at the café counter, it is these two words that spring to mind like a jackrabbit on a sunny spring day.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/we-cant-truly-love-ourselves-until-we-stop-saying-these-2-words/

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MNN: 6 conspicuous facts about mandarin ducks

There are any number of birds out there with beautiful plumage, but many pale in comparison to the male mandarin duck.
The bird has a red bill, a purple breast, a crest of black, green, blue and copper and golden-orange wings. Basically, male mandarin ducks are an array of beautiful colors that you can’t help but notice.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/mandarin-ducks-facts

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EarthSky News: Tips for watching North Taurid meteors

This weekend is a good time to look for North Taurid meteors. This long-lasting shower – which, with its sister shower, the South Taurids – runs throughout late October and November. The nominal peak of the North Taurids is on the night of November 11-12, 2018. Generally, this shower is at its strongest for several hours, centered around midnight local time. This weekend, a waxing crescent moon sets at relatively early evening, providing moon-free skies for the expected peak date of the North Taurid meteor shower.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/peak-night-for-n-taurid-meteor-shower-on-november-1112

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Patheos-Pagan: Herbal Magick : Pomegranates and Persephone

“Lost in Hell,-Persephone,
Take her head upon your knee;
Say to her, “My dear, my dear,
It is not so dreadful here.”
― Edna St. Vincent Millay, Collected Poems
There are many herbs and botanicals associated with the abundance of the summer months, but when we look towards the colder half of the year the list dwindles

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/voodoouniverse/2018/01/herbal-magick-pomegranates-and-persephone/

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Inner Journey: 

REALLY BE THERE FOR ANOTHER

“Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. You can see that when you think how the friends that really listen to us are the ones we move toward, and we want to sit in their radius as though it did us good, like ultraviolet rays.”
— Brenda Ueland

How well do we communicate with others? Often, when we are interacting with others, our attention in both speaking and listening is focused on meeting our own needs.

Our communication skills improve when we can open to be aware of the needs of the other person. When we listen, we can release the filters that serve our own needs for security and receive the message with our compassionate heart. And when we speak, we can choose words that the listener is able to receive. True communication happens when we harmonize with the other individual.

“So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.”
— Jiddu Krishnamurti

“The first duty of love is to listen.”
— Paul Tillich

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Do you really need someone else’s permission, acceptance, wink, or nod, or are you ready to give these to yourself?

I say, “Ready. Now.”

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Spiced Pecans

Spiced pecans offer the perfect balance of spicy and sweet. If you haven’t had this variety, here are some recipes to try.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Spiced-Pecans-Recipes.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
November 9, 2018

Beauty

“At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough.”

-Toni Morrison

We always seem to be striving for MORE. More money, more time, more patience, more love… when we have so much and don’t even know it. Or if we know it in the intellectual sense, we don’t really believe it enough to live it. We have all of this abundance and more available to us – it is ours to claim and enjoy and celebrate! The beauty of our world, God’s world, is in us and all around us at all times. At some point, we come to respect that, and appreciate it, and know that it is plenty enough.

 

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Ways to Bring Adventure Back Into Your Life

Human beings are creatures of habit. This can be a good thing, as the habits we form can allow us to autopilot through the more tedious aspects of life.
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/7-ways-to-bring-adventure-back-into-your-life.aspx#fHe6AQ1XeTthmQ30.99

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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/