Cat’s Morning Bits for March 15, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 15, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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March is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. This was the time of year to resume military campaigns that had been interrupted due to winter. (brownielocks.com)

March Events

March 2 Dr. Seuss Day

March 3 World Wildlife Day

March 4 World Book Day

March 13 New Moon 2:21 am PST/ 3:21 am MST/ 5:21 am EST

March 14 Daylight Savings begins 2 am

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 Celtic Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox / Ostara

March 20 World Storytelling Day

March 25 World Tolkein Reading Day

March 28 Full Storm Moon 11:48 am PST/ 12:48 pm MST/ 2:48 pm EST


Spirit Library: The Exquisite Beauty of Ordinary Things (a message from Cheryl Richardson)

I just finished a zoom gathering with three girlfriends I’ve known for more than thirty years. We make a point of seeing each other now and then to reconnect and catch up on our lives.

Read more….

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Athena the Goddess of Wisdom: Best Myths – Greek Mythology – See U in History

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Spiritual Unite: NUMBER 60 MEANING – NURTURE THE YOUNG
The number 60, meaning derives from its numerological essence and other factors to do with its numerology analysis.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Set Up an Ostara Altar in the Pagan Tradition

If you are gearing up for Ostara, then you are readying for a time of year in which many Wiccans and Pagans choose to celebrate the balance of light and dark that heralds the beginning of spring. It is a time to celebrate new life and rebirth—not only the physical embodiment of renewal but the spiritual as well.

Read more….

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Spirituality & Health: 3 Myths About Kindness

Being kind isn’t about being nice—it’s a superpower and it matters. Consider this a case in defense of kindness.

Read more….

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MBG: Your Horoscope Is In & This Week Is All About New Beginnings

The magic’s in the handwritten haikus starting Monday, March 15, as wordsmith Mercury swings into poetic Pisces.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Blowing Open the Dusty Windows of Perception

not so much looking for the shape
as being available
to any shape that may be
summoning itself
through me
from the self not mine but ours.

  • A.R. Ammons –

Blowing Open the Dusty Windows of Perception

“Certain places — like where springwater falls over a slickrock ledge, sculpting the land of canyons, or where steam bubbles from dark cauldrons in Yellowstone while bison hunker nearby –have a power to radically alter my state of consciousness, such that suddenly my bodymind re-members the most expansive thoughts, ecstatic feelings, deepest mysteries, or the biggest cosmic questions of my life. It’s almost as if I get something like a ‘contact high’ from the land.” { read more }

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Sex Magic, Glamours & Personal Power with Kink || Over Tea with Gabriela Herstik

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Elephant Journal: This is what Self-Care Really Is.

Self-care isn’t just yoga, bubble baths, and going to the spa.
Self-care is saying no.

Self-care is having difficult conversations.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 13 Curious Types of Crabs

While crabs may give beach-goers the creeps, some of the species on the list below are sure to pull at your heartstrings.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Young moon after sunset Mar 14-16, 2021

These next several days – March 14, 15 and 16, 2021 – look westward after sunset to glimpse the young and slender moon adorning the evening twilight

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Celebrating Spring Flowers While Taking A Walk

One of the nicest things about Spring in Michigan is the ability to take a walk as the days warm. Blue skies and sunshine do a lot to cheer the heart. And one thing I love to do when I’m outside is looking for the Spring wildflowers as they begin to make an appearance.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Magic Fantasy Music – The Last of Her Kind ( Epic Emotional )

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Inner Journey: WHO SETS THE STANDARDS YOU LIVE BY?

“If I get to pick what I want to do, then it’s play… if someone else tells me that I have to do it, then it’s work.”
— Patricia Nourot

Are you continually struggling to accomplish what is expected of you? If so, stop to think for a moment: who holds those expectations?

Perhaps you’re trying to meet the expectations of a parent or a teacher or other authority figures who may be long gone from your life. But many of us toil under the critical eyes of a vague ‘somebody’ who always judges that we’ve never done enough or done things well enough. Who is this phantom judge? And do we need to care about what they think any longer?

We find both our own power and happiness when we begin to set our own standards around what has heart and meaning for us.

“Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever.”
— Nancy Lopez

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Wouldn’t you love it if there were only 3 reasons that anything ever happened in time and space?

  1. Because I love you…
  2. Because you love them…
  3. Because they love you…

Yeah, that was a trick question. There are only 3 reasons that anything ever happens.

I love you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Make Your Weeknight a Little Sweeter With Our 10 Best Dump Cake Recipes

One of the baking world’s greatest innovations, dump cakes are pure home-baked comfort without the effort.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water

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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

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

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Daily Wisdom
March 15, 2021

Trees
“Every time I meet a tree, if I am truly awake, I stand in awe before it. I listen to its voice, a silent sermon moving me to the depths, touching my heart, and stirring up within my soul a yearning to give my all.”

-Macrina Wiederkehr, A Tree Full of Angels (1988)


I can pretty safely guess that we’ve all seen a tree or two in our time. But can we say we’ve actually met a tree? Trees are incredibly beautiful living beings. We can learn so much from their inherent wisdom. My teacher, Louise Taylor, taught me that spirituality is like the trunk of a tree. From there strong branches can grow, our career, health, relationships and everything else. But if we get caught out on a limb, we become off balance. Our spirituality is our strength, our core.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

You command a lot of attention today and you may be surprised by some of the people who want to be with you. If not normally popular, today could be a bit over the top. You could be surprised by some of the requests and favors that come your way. People perceive you as powerful, so you may as well play the part, within reason.

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/

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Thought For The Day: March 9, 2021 “Bad Moods”

Happy Tuesday,

Today we reflect on how we treat others. Have you noticed that when we feel good about ourselves we treat those around us with more kindness and when we feel bad we often take it out on those same people? Be mindful today to treat others the way we want to be treated . A little kindness goes a long way and is returned in great quantity. Don’t let a bad mood ruin the 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/

Thought For The Day: Feb. 16, 2021 ” You Have The Power”

Happy Tuesday,

Your words have power. How we speak to ourselves and to others helps to create our reality. Our quote today reminds us to speak with kindness and generosity. This is important if we want to create beautiful and wonderous things. The things we desire like peace , love, inclusion, equality, compassion and illumination can be found if we use our words to create positives. Pay attention to how you speak today and use your words to create a bridge that unites yourself to others.

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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Small Acts: Cat’s Angel Message for February 9, 2021

Small Acts: Cat’s Angel Message for February 9, 2021

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

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Share encouragement, listen attentively, and above all show kindness. ~Cat

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29: In some respects we all share a very similar life purpose in that we all have something that we can share with others in need. These Humanitarian acts can complex or as simple as a smile or hug, kind or encouraging words or just being a good listener. Today the Universe is reminding us that we are all qualified to do these small and simple things. Make time today to be there for someone else. Embrace self confidence and listen to your heart as it guides you on this path of service. If it resonates with your spirit you are on the right path. In helping others we often find that we are helping ourselves as well and small acts of compassion and kindness can make a big difference.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Zadkiel helps us to bring our compassionate energy forward and to share it with others. He teaches us that true compassion and healing lie in our ability to forgive ourselves and others. This is one of the best self-healing practices and gifts that we can give ourselves.

The Ascended Master Mother Mary provides us with all forms of healing. She surrounds us with her gentle energy and helps to fill our hearts with love as she imparts feelings of peace and safety as she gently heals the dark, hidden places within while showing us the path that leads to compassion and forgiveness which are essential to healing ourselves and helping others.

The Egyptian Goddess Nuit (Nut) represents the sky and the cosmos. She is a mother goddess, a life giver. She teaches us the importance of nurturing those in our care with patience and love. As a cosmic goddess she reminds us of our divine place in the Universe and while we may feel small and insignificant the truth is far different. She says” Rejoice in your own power. It is love and patience that allow you to shape the world and make you a creator in your own right. You do not need to have born a child to be a mother, this essence lives within all. Embrace it and send it to those around you.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

The gentle energy of Blue Lace Agate helps our overall communication skills by teaching us to freely express thoughts and feelings in a peaceful manner. it also allows us to find balance and emotional calm during times of stress. This stone is associated with the Archangel Zadkiel.

Chalcedony brings mind, body, spirit, and emotions into harmony by calming fear, anger or self doubt. It also promotes good feelings towards self and others.

Deep blue Lapis Lazuli helps to open the Third Eye Chakra (mind’s eye) and stimulates our personal power. It also harmonizes our energies on all levels as this balance and strengthens our knowledge of self. It also helps us to confront the truth of a situation and promotes acceptance of the lesson involved. It promotes clarity and helps us express our opinions in a positive manner and teaches us the value of being an active listener.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Thought For The Day: August 26, 2020 “Speaking With Kindness”

Happy Wednesday,

Life happens all day, every day. Things happen as well, to us, around us, and to others. Today’s thought is about kindness and the impact words can have. Words have power and they hold magic within them. Good job! You look nice today! I love the way you did that! Hi! It’s going to be OK! We have tons of options and tons of opportunities to speak with kindness. Now let’s get out there and change someone’s day!

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

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 6, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 6, 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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How pleasant the lives of the birds must be,
Living in love in a leafy tree!
And, away through the air, what joy to go;
And to look on the green, bright earth below.
-Mary Howitt (1799-1888)

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August Events & Holidays

Aug 1 Lughnasadh/ Lammas NH/ Imbolc SH

Aug 2 Moon enters Aquarius

Aug 3 Full “Sturgeon” Moon 8:58 am PST/ 9:58 am MST/ 11;58 am EST

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 5 Moon enters Pisces

Aug 7 Moon enters Aries

Aug 10 Moon enters Taurus

Aug 11 3rd Qtr Moon 9:44 am PST/ 10:44 am MST/ 12:44 pm EST

Aug 12 Moon enters Gemini

Aug 14 National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Aug 14 Moon enters Cancer

to be cont.

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Spirit Library: A Completed Cycle (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The energetic matrix of our new reality is vastly different to what we have been accustomed to in the past. It is a matrix of light energy that is supporting us in consciously experiencing our soul while in human form.

Read more….

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Herbal Jedi: Self-Heal – a MIGHTY little helper

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ThoughtCo: Dog Folklore and Legends

For thousands of years, man has found a companion in the dog. As time has passed, and both species have evolved, the dog has found his role in the myth and folklore of many cultures the world over.

Read more….

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MBG: How Feng Shui Can Help You Start Fresh At Home

Lately, so many people have reached out to me looking to shake off the feelings of being “stuck” at home. Feng shui can be a fantastic tool for making your space feel more dynamic, and shifting the energy around you can promote positive expansion in all aspects of life.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Kindness Is Everywhere

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.

– Amelia Earhart –

Kindness Is Everywhere

“Let me tell you about Don. He’s a retired DC firefighter, about to turn 89, living alone in his Maryland apartment. Father of six, grandfather to a tribe, he’s an Irishman, and darn proud of it. Around the start of the pandemic, he dropped me a line out of the blue, a reader offering his take on my novel ‘Beneath the Same Stars’. Since then, we’ve struck up a fairly regular email correspondence. We share stories about family escapades, our bad knees, the loved ones we’ve lost and are losing, the dear ones who take care of us and bring us joy. We banter about politics and public health and books and the best way to cook broccoli.” So begins this brief yet potent exploration by Phyllis Cole-Dai on the power of kindness. { read more }

Be The Change

How have you experienced kindness from another recently? How have you offered it to another?

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Today’s DIY: How to make a Flute or Swanee Slide Whistle out of Bamboo – Sensory Learning 4 Life

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Elephant Journal: 6 Ways Fireflies show us How to Nurture our Love Connections (Especially when it’s Hard).

I recently had the pleasure of witnessing fireflies for the first time.
It was dusk, and my partner and I were arriving home from picking him up from work. I looked out at the catalpa tree and scanned the edge of the yard, where it drops off into the dark forest, and saw these lights faintly blinking, moving, dancing. They looked like sparks carried on the breeze from an unseen fire.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: Turn Your Garden into a Certified Wildlife Habitat

Once upon a time, nature was wild. It was powerful and magnificent, and even frightening. In the 17th and 18th centuries, philosophers wrote about the notion of the “sublime” as it applied to nature; for them, the vast wilderness elicited both pleasure and horror in equal measure.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: In 2020, Venus and Perseid meteors!

Two major celestial events will happen almost concurrently in the predawn sky this month. The Perseid meteor shower will reach its annual peak on the mornings of August 11, 12 and 13. And the brightest planet, Venus, will swing out to its greatest elongation, or greatest apparent distance from the sun, in the east before sunup on August 12 or 13 (August 13 at 0 hour UTC).

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Herbs & Salt Space Protection

While many of the spells in this book are more open-ended for any kind of protection you are seeking, this one is meant to be used solely for your home. When you see clichéd representations of witches, you often see them creating a circle of salt.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Lyla June – All Nations Rise 

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Inner Journey:

THE PUSH & PULL OF RELATIONSHIPS

“It’s surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others.”
— Sydney J. Harris

Relationships are such a challenge because life pulls us in opposite directions at the same time.

Our personality feels the need to be unique and special and so our focus lies on how we are different from others. Differences hold the potential to create conflict.

At the same time, our souls live through connection with others. We are challenged to rise above our personal preferences to discover how we and the other are the same.

Our overall need lies in balancing these two tendencies.

“The purpose of relationships is not happiness, but transformation.”
— Andrew Schneider

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A Note from the Universe

Challenges in life don’t arise haphazardly no matter how accidental or coincidental they may seem.

They only arrive when you’re ready for them.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cool and Light Pasta and Herbs

Mixing herbs like mint and basil with asparagus and peas creates a tasty summer dish. This is one of my favorite things to eat on a hot summer day! Goes great with grilled salmon and a glass of crisp Riesling! Chop herbs in a food processor to speed up your preparation time.

Read more…

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Thursday (masculine)

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
August 6, 2020

Interdependence
“All that is due to us will be paid, although not perhaps by those to whom we have lent.”

-Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, 1893
I guess you could say that what comes around, goes around, and why not in a good way? Think of it as some kind of karmic bank account that keeps track of our good deeds. We don’t have to keep score, the universe takes note! So we don’t have to think about it, we just have to take action, help out, do our best to make the world a better place for all of us. It all works out.

 

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Judgement

Change has been coming your way for a while now and today you may see the first explicit features of it. What happens today is only a beginning and you may look back in a few days/weeks/months and recognize that your life is in the process of making a turn for the better. It’s the nature of life to not stay the same, and you are being moved forward now

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 July 14, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 14, 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 luminous grasses, and the merry sun
In the grave sky; the sparkle far and wide,
Laughter of unseen children, cheerful chirp
Of crickets, and low lisp of rippling tide.
-Emma Lazarus (1849-87)

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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

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Spirit Library: Internal Expansion (a message from Kate Spreckley)

For most of us this year feels like it has been an all consuming cycle of change, clearing, releasing and healing, and it seems like these coming months hold only more of what we are now intimately familiar with. The unfolding of our awakening journey has shifted our energy and expanded our awareness to the point where we are now able to process and integrate vast amounts of cosmic energy.

Read more….

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A Simple Way to Add Witchcraft to Your Everyday

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ThoughtCo: Lammas Craft Projects

Looking for some fun and inexpensive ways to decorate your home for Lammas? Make an easy grapevine pentacle, apple candleholders, a cornhusk chain and Lammas incense as a way to celebrate the season.

Read more….

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MBG: Meaning & History Behind 9 Common Yoga Symbols, Plus How To Use Them

If you’re beginning to dip your toes into a yoga practice, you may have noticed a few symbols pop up again and again: the Om symbol, a chakra chart, a lotus flower. So, what do they all represent? Here’s an overview of the meanings and history of some of the most common yoga symbols to help you integrate them into your practice meaningfully and respectfully.

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 Simple & Effective Truth Spell || Spell work

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Elephant Journal: 10 Ways to be a Little Bit Kinder to Yourself Every Day.

When the subject of kindness comes up, perhaps our first thoughts are on whether we are kind enough to others—but do we ever reflect on whether we are kind enough to ourselves?

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Treehugger: 8 Unexpected Animals That Sing

Everyone knows that birds and insects sing with abandon, and humans clearly enjoy singing. But what about other animals? A study on musicality explored the role of music in human and non-human animals, and suggests “links to language, music, and animal vocalization.”

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EarthSky News: Deneb and Cygnus the Swan

Tonight’s chart has you looking eastward at the famous Summer Triangle. Today, notice the star Deneb, the northernmost star in the Summer Triangle. Its constellation is Cygnus the Swan. In a dark country sky, you can see that Cygnus is flying along the starlit trail of the summer Milky Way.

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Patheos-Pagan: Easy Alternatives to White Sage for Smoke Cleansing

If you are here reading this article, I am going to assume that you do not need me to explain to you why you should be using alternatives to white sage, unless you are a part of one of the traditions where the practice of smudging originated.

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Pagan Playlist: Gaelic Song – Fear a Bhàta

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Inner Journey:

WHAT IS YOUR BODY SAYING?

“Many people treat their bodies as if they were rented from Hertz — something they are using to get around in but nothing they genuinely care about understanding.”
— Chungliang Al Huang

“As we explore the extraordinary interplay of energies between the many aspects of our personality — our needs, unconscious reactions, repressed emotions, aspirations, and fears — with the functioning of our physical system and its capacity to maintain itself, we soon realize how very wise the body is. With its intricately detailed systems and operations, it portrays infinite intelligence and compassion, constantly giving us the means to understand ourselves further, to confront issues we are not looking at, and to go beyond that which is holding us back.”
— Deb Shapiro

Scan your body with your awareness. Are you experiencing any aches and pains? Any stiffness?

What might your body be trying to tell you about how you are living your life?

“Your body is the ground and metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence. It is your Bible, your encyclopedia, your life story. Everything that happens to you is stored and reflected in your body. In the marriage of flesh and spirit divorce is impossible.”
— Gabrielle Roth

“What is always speaking silently is the body.”
— Norman Brown

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A Note from the Universe 

Using your physical senses to assess your options is kind of like driving while looking in the rearview mirror. Not so swift, unless you want to go backward.

Mostly the physical senses show what has been, not what will be. For direction, look within.

Er-r-r-r-k!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Shortbread Bars

Fresh strawberries sit atop a buttery shortbread crust for a tasty springtime (or anytime) dessert! These bars taste great even after being refrigerated–and are maybe even better the next day!

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Tuesday (masculine)

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

Element: Fire

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
July 14, 2020 

Helping
“The service we render others is the rent we pay for our room on earth.”

-Wilfred Grenfell
Helping other is not just an obligation; it’s a responsibility. Are we making a difference in the world, or are we just taking up space? There are opportunities for service presented to us every day, and these are also opportunities for our own learning and growth. It can be something simple, or something grand, and when we rise to the occasion we know we’ve done something good, because we feel good.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers 

Indecision is not necessarily a bad thing, but taken to extremes it can make you pessimistic and defeatist. Take the time you need to make the choices you need but don’t get bogged down and grind to a halt. Take yourself in hand and refuse to feel helpless in the face of a challenging (or tempting) situation. Refuse to be rushed by anyone, too.

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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Thought For The Day: June 4, 2020 “A Little Help”

Happy Thursday,

Being able to help others is a wonderful thing. It helps them and it also helps us. If we are feeling down quite often this simple act can make us feel better. It lifts our spirits as it brings happiness, satisfaction, and even joy. Remember that helping someone doesn’t mean you have to do something BIG and the smallest things often much more important. Kindness is the key to peace and happiness.

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Thought For The Day: April 9, 2020 “Loving Kindness”

Happy Thursday,

Just a reminder that we are all in this together. Yesterday we talked about kindness and it goes hand in hand with love. Loving kindness is what will help us the most during this time. We are stressed, angry, fearful or anxious. The emotions can cause us to blow up at whoever is handy. Take a deep breath and temper your words and actions with love and ask for space if you need it. Ye have the strength and resiliency to get through this. You can do it!

Daily Thought 4

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 26, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 26, 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, midway upon his tireless march,
Eyes languidly the green earth’s sleepy face.
-James Benjamin Kenyon (1858-1924)
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Spirit Library: The Most Contagious Thing Is Kindness

We’re all thinking of contagion right now due to the coronavirus. Let’s not forget that kindness is also highly contagious.

Scientists at Harvard and Yale measured the contagiousness of kindness out to three social steps.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: How To Use Sweetgrass for Healing

Sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata) gets its name from its sweet, aromatic fragrance, and is an important substance in a variety of New Age healing practices and in herbal healing science. The plant is native to much of northern Eurasia and North America and can grow as for north as the Arctic Circle.

Read more….

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MBG: “I Take It One Day At A Time” & 6 More Mantras To Ease Fear Of The Unknown

We’re living in a turbulent and confusing time, to say the least. Climate change disasters are spanning the globe, and the coronavirus has left so many of us questioning an unknown future. Uncertainty about life can keep us feeling disconnected, anxious, and fearful.

Read more…..

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Daily Dream Meaning: Foreigner

1. If the foreigner was friendly and jovial, and if you liked him or her, this is an omen of good times ahead no matter what the foreigner’s nationality was.
2. If he was unfriendly and hostile, however, it is still an omen of good times ahead, but of hitting a number of dead ends before you reach your goals.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Canada’s Caremongering Trend

“Just a few days ago the word “caremongering” did not exist. Now, what started as a way to help vulnerable people in Toronto has turned into a movement spreading fast across Canada. More than 35 Facebook groups have been set up in 72 hours to serve communities in places including Ottawa, Halifax and Annapolis County in Nova Scotia, with more than 30,000 members between them. People are joining the groups to offer help to others within their communities, particularly those who are more at risk of health complications related to coronavirus.” This BBC article shares more. { read more }

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Today’s DIY:  Witchcraftin’ How to Make and Consecrate a Magick Wand

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Elephant Journal: 10 Tips to Help make a Spiritual Awakening less Overwhelming.

Being “woke,” or experiencing an “awakening” are some of the latest buzz words in the holistic Instagram community.

Read more….

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MNN: 5 surprising facts about orcas

1. Orcas aren’t whales.

Orcas are often called killer whales — and they are indeed enormous like whales — but they’re actually the world’s largest species of dolphin.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/5-surprising-facts-about-orcas

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EarthSky News: Young moon, beneath Venus, after sunset March 25-27

Depending on where you live worldwide, you might – or might not – catch the young moon after sunset March 25, 2020. If you do catch it, you’ll see the young moon as a whisker-thin crescent near the sunset point on the horizon. Shortly thereafter, the newly-born moon follows the sun beneath the horizon before nightfall.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan:  Survival and Art: A Witch’s Toolkit During Quarantine

As the days of the present pandemic gather in number, I have been observing my witch friends and how they deal with a crisis. They always have my admiration, and I often look to them to inspire me.

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Today’s Track: Witch’s Rune

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Inner Journey:

IN CONFUSION

“It is while trying to get everything straight in my head that I get confused.”
— Mary Virginia Micka

When I get confused, when my mind is wrestling with what to do, I have learned to abandon my thought processes completely. The best solution, I’ve discovered, lies in asking my heart for direction. This requires that I stop my mental chatter, either by sitting in silence or by doing something completely different. In quiet, still space, I often know what’s needed, with a clarity I never get from the labouring of my mind.

And I now know, without doubt, that when I’m confused is never the time to act. I must wait for clarity.

“I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.”
— Daniel Boone

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Always kindness prevails.

No matter how things appear, nor how humbling a task, nor how unkind they’ve been.

Always,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Instant Pot® Shepherd’s Pie

“This family friendly shepherd’s pie uses ground beef (instead of the traditional lamb), and your Instant Pot® or multi-cooker pressure cooker to prepare the filling and potatoes.”

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon, Henbane 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

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
March 26, 2020 

Greatness
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

-Mark Twain (1835-1910)
People who are “great” feel no jealousy or competition with others. They understand that there are no limits, that there is no lack. A little encouragement and support go a long way toward helping someone pursue, and eventually achieve, his ambitions. It feels good to hear someone say: “if I can do it, you can do it!

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

You’ve stumbled into something exciting, but are you aware of all of the dangers that may be associated with this situation? The Fool can represent adventure but also irrational impulses, so it’s important to carefully consider the outcome of each possible outcome before you agree to act. Your journey to self-knowledge starts today – make sure your first step is a positive one.

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.

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