Cat’s Morning Bits for August 30, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August  30, 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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Bright, bright, restless bright, through the sunburnt meads,
Wavers the butterfly;
Ever across its path a pilot invisible leads
A sylphid fleet of the thistle’s light and feathery seeds,-
And August passeth by.
-Edith Matilda Thomas (1854-1925)

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Spiritual Unite: Itchy Feet Superstition – Know Your Left From Your Right

Itchy feet superstition has been rife throughout history.
Many cultures have superstitious beliefs about what an itchy foot means for you and your future.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/itchy-feet-superstition/

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ThoughtCo: Ritual to Kick a Bad Habit

Often, when people have problems in their lives, they turn to magic for assistance. A common request is that of how to use magic to get rid of a bad habit. Now, this is one of those circumstances where the magical absolutely must work in tandem with the mundane. You can do all the rituals you want to quit smoking,

https://www.learnreligions.com/ritual-to-kick-a-bad-habit-2562856

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Black Color Meaning – The Color Black
Black is a color that is often used to portray something evil, depressing, scary and even death in the Western civilization. The black color meaning is often negatively charged, as in “blackmail”, “blacklist” and “black hole” etc

Black Color Meaning – The Color Black

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Elephant Journal: Fall Seasonal Stress: 9 things to Reach For instead of that Pumpkin Spice Latte.

In less than a month, the official first day of fall will be upon us.
Families everywhere are bracing for the start of a new school year and all it entails.
Back to school shopping, supply lists, first day jitters, and figuring out the complicated pick-up and drop-offs, homework procedures, and bus stop, daycare, and sports schedules that every new autumn brings is enough to send anyone into a downward spiral of pumpkin spice lattes, comfy lounge pants, and Netflix binging.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/got-stress-9-easy-ways-to-find-inspiration-today/

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MNN: Watch a caterpillar become a butterfly

Butterflies are some of the most spectacular and beautiful creatures on our planet. There’s nothing quite like seeing the vibrant color of their wings floating in a clear blue sky.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/videos/caterpillar-become-butterfly-metamorphosis-watch

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EarthSky News: Watch for a young moon after sunset

The hunt for a young moon – a thin crescent moon visible in the west after sunset – has become a favorite activity for many of EarthSky’s moon-watching fans. Although the new moon came to pass on August 30, 2019, we’re expecting a number of people around the world to catch the whisker-thin waxing crescent after sunset August 31. If you miss the exceedingly slender young moon at dusk on August 31, give it another try on September 1, 2 or 3. Look west, shortly after sunset.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/hunt-for-a-young-moon-after-sunset

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Patheos-Pagan:  Solitary Witch: Living, Being, Doing

From the beginning of my spiritual journey in the Craft, I’ve been a Solitary Witch. Living, being, and doing witchcraft on my own feels right to me. Why? Independence is a major factor. I’m responsible for my spiritual and magickal journey.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/3pagansandacat/2019/08/solitary-witch-living-being-doing/

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Inner Journey:

Willingness to change

“At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.”
— Thich Nhat Hahn

How are you feeling in this moment? If you are not feeling great, are you willing to make the effort right now to shift your focus so you feel better? Finding something to appreciate will do it.

If you are not willing, that’s okay. Don’t judge yourself. Just be aware that you are choosing to stay where you are.

“Choice of attention… is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.”
— W.H. Auden

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Wild, huh how the entirety of living deliberately can be summed up in just three words?

Thoughts become things.

Of course, beliefs are important too, but your thoughts can change what you believe.

And words are important, they’re your thoughts that will become things the soonest.

And taking action is absolutely critical, because it alone connects the dots.
Spread the word,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Almond Muffins

School is just around the corner for the kids. I’m trying to whip up more food options for breakfast. These muffins could also be served as a snack or a dessert. You can serve these muffins refrigerated or warmed.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Strawberry-Almond-Muffins.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, Palmarosa, 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
August 30, 2019

Leisure

“Leisure, some degree of it, is necessary to the health of every man’s spirit.”

-Harriet Martineau, Society in America (1837)

A woman said this, so we can assume that she naturally meant every man and woman’s spirit! And this is so true. We care for the health of our body by eating right and exercising. We care for our mental health by learning new things and solving problems. The best way to care for the health of our spirit is to enjoy some time at leisure, doing what we love to do. It’s refreshing and invigorating!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

Be calm, proactive, and don’t exhaust yourself with endless fear. Any number of things might backfire or go wrong today, just like any other day, and there is little if anything extraordinary to be fearful about now. Your basic sense of insecurity may be higher than normal today, but this will pass soon. Take heart and be your normal brave self.

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 August 29, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 29, 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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Happiness held is the seed;
happiness shared is the flower.
-John Harrigan (b. 1936)

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Wise Woman Herbal: Thankfulness -The Ways of the Ojibwa
by Anne-Marie Fryer Wiboltt
Several years ago a Native Ojibwa Elder had been coming to our Waldorf School and my class of twice a year sharing age appropriate stories, teachings and songs with the students. A class teacher in a Waldorf School stays with the same class from 1st through 8th grade and teaches the majority of lessons through those years

http://www.wisewomanmentor.com/articles/7797078

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ThoughtCo: What Is Kitchen Witchcraft?

There’s a growing movement within modern Paganism known as kitchen witchery. The kitchen is, after all, the heart and hearth of many modern households. When you have a gathering in your home, where do most of your guests hang out? Why, the kitchen, of course! Also, thanks to a declining economy, many more people are making meals from scratch and the kitchen has once again become a place where people spend hours, rather than minutes. So it’s no surprise that kitchen witchery has seen a rise in popularity.

https://www.learnreligions.com/about-kitchen-witches-2562549

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MBG: 7 Ways Tonight’s New Moon In Virgo Can Help You Manifest Your Dreams

Time to pack up the summer cabin, leave the beach behind, and return to reality as the new moon in Virgo has us thinking about career, health, and service. As the sign symbolized by the Virgin or Maiden carrying a shaft of wheat, Virgo is the zodiac’s purist and green thumb. Think carefully about what seeds you want to plant during this potent earthy lunation, and by all means use Virgo’s efficient, methodical, and stabilizing sensibilities to fertilize them.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/new-moon-august-2019-how-to-embrace-the-virgo-moon

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Yellow Color Meaning – The Color Yellow
It is the brightest color that the human eye can see. Yellow color meaning represents youth, fun, joy, sunshine and other happy feelings. It is a cheerful and energetic color. The color yellow is often used for children’s toys and clothes. The yellow color is often hard to read when placed on a white background

https://www.color-meanings.com/yellow-color-meaning-the-color-yellow/

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Elephant Journal: How the New Moon in Virgo teaches us Sovereignty & a Mantra for each Sun Sign.

The new/dark moon enters Virgo on August 30th as do the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars.
This intense relationship between moon, sun, and planets does not end there. Chiron, Pluto, Neptune, Uranus, and Saturn are currently in Retrograde.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/how-the-new-moon-in-virgo-teaches-us-sovereignty-a-mantra-for-each-sun-sign-monika-carless/

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Elephant Journal: 5 “Spiritual” Rules we need to Stop Following.

Do you often feel overwhelmed by being a spiritual person?
I do.
Sure, sometimes it feels heavenly to walk the path of unbecoming my old, flawed, messy self.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/5-spiritual-rules-that-keep-us-overwhelmed/

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Today’s Deity: Sunna

Sunna is the Norse Goddess of the Sun, also known as Sól, though some hold that Sól is the mother and Sunna Her daughter. In Norse mythology,

http://www.thaliatook.com/AMGG/sunna.php

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MNN: 7 famous albino animals

Albinism is a congenital disorder that robs the skin, hair and eyes of color. Albinos are extremely pale and as such, suffer from sunburns and skin cancers more frequently than non-albinos.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/7-famous-albino-animals/not-like-the-others

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EarthSky News: Year’s closest new supermoon August 30

Today – August 30, 2019 – presents the closest new moon supermoon of the year. In other words, it’s the year’s closest coincidence of new moon to lunar perigee, the moon’s nearest point to Earth in its monthly orbit:

https://earthsky.org/tonight/years-closest-new-supermoon-august-30

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Patheos-Pagan: Of Light & Shadow: Epithets of Anubis

Epithets are commonly used among modern pagans and witches who wish to connect with a particular aspect of a deity. They are names, or titles, given to the deity by their worshipers. Most of them are old and must be discovered through the study of old texts. They can be found prominently throughout Egyptian and Greek pantheons, and sometimes don’t even exist in other pantheons.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/agora/2019/08/of-light-shadow-epithets-of-anubis/

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Inner Journey:

SEEK YOUR LIMITS AND BEYOND

“If you’re proactive, you don’t have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.”
— Stephen Covey

Connect with the edge, the unknown, of your experience. Allow this pull towards unexplored territory to take you to new dimensions of yourself. Allow life to touch you in new ways. For this is how we truly live life. Become more alive as you grow throughyour consciousness barriers. Ask questions that seek answers beyond yourself. The depth of life is revealed as you go further into it.

“Nothing is lost upon a man who is bent upon growth; nothing wasted on one who is always preparing for – life by keeping eyes, mind and heart open to nature, men, books, experience – and what he gathers serves him at unexpected moments in unforeseen ways.”
— Hamilton Wright Mabie

“Nurture great thoughts, for you will never go higher than your thoughts.”
–Benjamin Disraeli

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

As good as you’ve been as on as you were, as high as you got, and as easy as it was, things will still be better.
Payback, baby –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Deep Fried Cauliflower Appetizer

This was always an appetizer my mom was famous for making on all holidays! It was a great hit. And very easy to make. It does not take long to cook at all. Serve with or without your favorite dip. Then you can add it to your dinner menu.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Deep-Fried-Cauliflower-Appetizer.html

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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
August 29,  2019

Leisure

“Leisure requires the evidence of our own feelings, because it is not so much a quality of time as a peculiar state of mind… What being at leisure means is more easily felt than defined.”

-Vernon Lee, “About Leisure,” Limbo, 1908

By this definition it sounds like leisure is the opposite of stress. Ah! So, maybe there is an antidote after all! Perhaps we can choose to work leisurely and enjoy the time we spend getting things done – rather than work under stress, wishing we were doing something, anything ELSE! Perhaps it is a state of mind, one that we can tap into for our own benefit.

-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/

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 August 28, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 28, 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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I hear the red fox barking
On the moonlit hill,
And bullfrogs by the river
Where the reeds stand still.
-Benjamin Rice (1903-78)

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ThoughtCo: How to Make a Book of Shadows

The Book of Shadows, or BOS, is used to store information you’ll need in your magical tradition, whatever it may be. Many Pagans feel a BOS should be handwritten, but as technology progresses, some use their computer to store information as well. Don’t let anyone tell you there’s only one way to make your BOS, because you should use what works best for you!

https://www.learnreligions.com/make-a-book-of-shadows-2562826

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MBG: Science Says These 2 Touch Meditations Can Soothe Anxiety

Tuning into the senses can help beginner and seasoned meditators alike quiet the mind and focus the attention elsewhere. Sound is probably the most-discussed meditation aid, but what about touch? In this excerpt from Instant Calm: 2-Minute Meditations To Create a Lifetime of Happy, author Karen Salmansohn shares two fun touch meditations to add to your self-care tool box.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/meditate-to-reduce-anxiety-with-these-2-easy-routines

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Daily Good: The Red Oak Tree that Tweets

Deep in a forest of central Massachusetts stands an average red oak tree. Nothing is special about it, except for the fact that it tweets, offering insight into climate change. { read more } http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=8161

Be The Change

For more inspiration, read “Trees Are Sanctuaries” by Hermann Hesse { more } http://www.awakin.org/read/view.php?tid=2170

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Elephant Journal: A Humble Invitation to Restore your Kinship with the Earth.

Thirty years of studying the sophisticated communication of humpback whales off the coast of Argentina taught her that they not only communicate in relation to food and protection, but often what they share are ever-evolving songs. Songs that are complex, theme-based, and melodic.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/a-humble-invitation-to-restore-your-kinship-with-the-earth-gerard-murphy/

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MNN: 5 things to know and love about dung beetles

Who would expect greatness from a creature whose first name is essentially “turd”? The scarab beetle, despite being a kind of dung beetle, has been dining incognito, coasting on its name — and all that ancient Egyptian mystique — for millennia.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/dung-beetles-facts

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Green Color Meaning – The Color Green
Green is the color of nature and health. It represents growth, nature, money, fertility and safety. The color green is a relaxing color that is pleasing to the eye and is said to have healing powers. It is often used to represent anything that has to do with health.

https://www.color-meanings.com/green-color-meaning-the-color-green/

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EarthSky News: Orion and Sirius the Dog Star

In late August and early September, look for a hint of the changing season in the predawn sky: Orion the Hunter and Sirius the Dog Star. The very noticeable constellation Orion the Hunter rises before dawn at this time of year, recognizable for the short straight line of three stars that make up Orion’s Belt.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/orion-heralds-return-of-sirius

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Patheos-Pagan: A Ritual to Remove Curses We Place On Ourselves

In a recent private conversation, a friend mentioned that they once wished something would go away forever – and it did.
That was then – this is now. Now they have a rather different outlook on life (they’re a Pagan and not a Christian) and they regret the absence of something they’d like to have back. They said “I really shouldn’t have cursed myself like that.”

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2019/08/a-ritual-to-remove-curses-we-place-on-ourselves.html

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Inner Journey:

CO-CREATION

“[Manifestation is] the art of fashioning a co- creative, synchronistic, and mutually supportive relationship between the inner creative energies of a person’s own mind and spirit and their counterpart within the larger world in order to bring a new and desirable situation into being.”
— David Spangler

I have always understood that Spirit works through us. Only recently have I really come to appreciate how Spirit works WITH us. The divine life force partners with our unique perspective, our passion and our skills to create new life situations.

We are not passive vessels for God’s will. To realize our highest potential, we must co-create with the divine.

“We must see ourselves as co-manifestors — partners in manifestation — all engaged in the primal act of unfoldment and emergence. Each act of manifestation may be directed toward a specific outcome, but it also contributes to the greater manifestation of the wholeness, love, compassion, and creativity of the primal source from which we all come.”
— David Spangler

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

There are only two types of dreams.

Those that have come true. And those that are coming true.

You slay me

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Refreshing Blended Watermelon

Make a delicious, refreshing summertime drink by blending up some watermelon.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Blended-Watermelon-Recipe.html

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions: Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
August 28, 2019

Leisure

“He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul’s estate.”

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Spiritually, we know that there is no such thing as time. And yet, here we are, living this existence, and we have these constraints to deal with. There is only so much time, so many hours in a day, so many vacation days in a year. So, how do we spend our time? And more importantly, how do we spend our precious leisure time? If we take Thoreau’s advice, we spend that time in spiritual pursuits, and then we understand how wonderful leisure can really be.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess 

From the moment your eyes open, you’ll know that you’re not the one in charge today. That’s fine, too. Intuition is sharp and will not lead you astray, no matter what oddness the world tosses at you. Any challenges or problems will prove to be small ones. Keep a low profile, speak calmly and softly (when appropriate), and glide through a very lucky day

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 August 27, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 27, 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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August brings the golden grain;
Harvesttime is here again.
-Sara Coleridge (1802-52)

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ThoughtCo: 7 Goddesses of Empowerment

Think you’d like to embrace the sacred feminine as part of your spiritual development? Here are seven goddesses from around the globe who embody female strength and empowerment in a number of different ways. See which one resonates with you the most!

https://www.learnreligions.com/goddesses-of-empowerment-4151713

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The Secrets of the Pineal Gland

The pineal gland, which was once called the ‘third eye,’ is a little organ found somewhere down in the focal point of the cerebrum. Named for its pinecone shape, this organ secretes melatonin, which assumes a job in the body’s inner clock.

https://individualogist.com/the-secrets-of-the-pineal-gland?mpweb=1230-1403-784234

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Daily Good: Chitrakoot’s Tree Man: 11 Years, 40,000 Trees

The tragic death of his wife and three children led Bhaiyyaram to vow to live only for others. He began to plant trees on fallow land near his village. No water near, so four times each day he hauled two 20-kilo boxes with a rope slung over his shoulders. Living in a hut he built nearby to guard the trees from thieves, his eleven years of work has produced a plantation of 40,000 trees. { read more } http://www.dailygood.org/story/2374/chitrakoot-s-tree-man-11-years-40-000-trees-khabar-lahariya/

Be The Change

What do you find is lacking in your neighborhood that you could do something about? Plant a tree, cultivate a garden, gather friends to clean out a vacant lot that’s used for garbage, spend a little time creating something beautiful.

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Elephant Journal: 3 Reminders that the Ocean is a Home to be Taken Cared Of.

What are the problems, and where are the solutions, to help us better protect our most precious resource?
With microbeads now being considered a toxic substance in Canada we thought we’d share this photo of us hunting for plastic in the middle of what’s been dubbed “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” a massive collection of plastic waste congregated together by swirling ocean currents known as gyres.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/3-reminders-from-the-ocean-that-we-need-to-take-environmental-issues-seriously-tyler-alex-mifflin/

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Herbal Muse: Elegant Lady: Queen Anne’s Lace

Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota) is a member of the Apiaceae (formerly Umbelliferae) family, which includes celery, angelica, dill, parsley, carrot and many other flowering plants known for their umbrella-like flowerheads and feathery foliage. It is known as Queen Anne’s lace primarily in North America and by several other common names elsewhere, such as bird’s nest, bishop’s lace and wild carrot. Its royal moniker reputedly arose when the 18th century monarch, Queen Anne of England, pricked her finger and spilled a drop of blood onto the white lace she was darning, representing the tiny, solo reddish-purple flower visible at the center of the umbrel.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2019/08/25/Elegant-Lady-Queen-Anne%E2%80%99s-Lace

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EarthSky News: Before dawn, Orion the Hunter

I noticed on your site that Orion returned to the predawn sky in late July. You called it the ‘ghost of the summer dawn.’ Due to cloudy skies and other conditions, I was not able to see it until August 6. When will Orion return to the evening sky?

https://earthsky.org/tonight/orion-well-up-before-dawn-in-september

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Patheos-Pagan: Phoenix Rising: When The Cauldron’s A-Rocking, Ceridwen’s Come Knocking

Ah, Ceridwen. The badass biddy who suffers no fools and has no qualms about hitting you upside the head with a clue by four should you refuse to listen to what she has to say. Her love is of the tough variety, but it is love nonetheless. Ceridwen’s cauldron has been busy of late. Have you noticed?

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/agora/2019/08/phoenix-rising-when-the-cauldrons-a-rocking-ceridwens-come-knocking/

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Inner Journey:

TIME TO CHANGE DIRECTION?

“Employ the power of positive quitting. Most of us view quitting as something negative, but it’s not. ‘Winners never quit,’ we’re told, when, in reality, winners quit all the time: choosing to stop doing things that aren’t creating the results they desire. When you quit all the things that aren’t working for you, when you quit tolerating all the negative things that hold you back, you’ll create a positive ‘charge’ in your life as well as create the space in your life for more positive experiences.”
— Jim Allen

“I like thinking of possibilities. At any time, an entirely new possibility is liable to come along and spin you off in an entirely new direction. The trick, I’ve learned, is to be awake to the moment.”
— Doug Hall

“Persons and societies do not submit passively to surroundings and events. They make choices as to the places where they live and the activities in which they engage — choices based on what they want to be, to do and to become. Furthermore, persons and societies often change their goals and ways; they can even retrace their steps and start in a new direction if they believe they are on a wrong course. Thus, whereas animal life is prisoner of biological evolution which is essentially irreversible, human life has the wonderful freedom of social evolution which is rapidly reversible and creative. Wherever human beings are concerned, trend is not destiny.”
— Rene Dubos

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A Note from the Universe 

Did you know that if you get happy enough, you can actually hear colors and see music?

Paint without numbers? Eat desserts and lose weight? Spend money and have more?

Heal the sick? Feed the poor? Love unconditionally? And live forever?

If, you get happy enough.

I am,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Mango Sorbet

This is a quick and easy sorbet that doesn’t require an ice cream maker. A bit of heavy cream pureed with ripe fruits make for an excellent treat once frozen. I love this for hot summer days!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Strawberry-Mango-Sorbet.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
August 27, 2019

Leisure

“Leisure is the mother of Philosophy.”

-Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)

Remember the “Leisure Suits” that were so popular in the 70’s? As if we needed the appropriate attire to lounge around in… It seems funny now, but it was so stylin’ then! But maybe the real point was that we didn’t necessarily need the suits, but we did, and do, need the leisure. In some strange way, that was brought to our attention. It might benefit us psychologically to “suit up” – whether it’s in our yoga pants or in our pajamas, to spend some time down time, some time to clear our minds so that we can open our minds to deep thought.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: Thr Magician

Be organized, stick to your personal routine, and don’t gloss over any steps if you want to get the results you have in mind. This could be a day better for practice than for performance. Do your best, be forgiving of yourself about any minor slip-ups, and have no regrets. You know what you’re already good at, so focus on that and glide through the day.

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/

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 26, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 26, 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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The sun drew off at last his piercing fires.
Over the stale warm air, dull as a pond
And moveless in the grey quieted street,
Blue magic of a summer evening glowed.
-Lascelles Abercrombie (1881-1938)

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Spirit Library: The Boldness of Authenticity; A Life Beyond Choices (a message from The Council of Radiant Light channeled by Ailia Mira)

It takes courage, and boldness in life to do what feels right to you.

So much of life is telling you what you should do. This has been part of your experience, for as long as you can remember.

https://spiritlibrary.com/ailia-mira/the-boldness-of-authenticity-a-life-beyond-choices

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ThoughtCo: Solar Magic, Myth and Folklore

In many Pagan traditions today, there’s a lot of emphasis on the magic and power of the moon. However, it’s important to remember that the moon isn’t the only heavenly body out there. The sun itself – something we often take for granted, since it’s out there all the time – has been a source of myth, magic and legend for thousands of years.

https://www.learnreligions.com/solar-magic-myth-and-folklore-2562504

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MBG: Your Astrological Guide To Finishing The Season On A High Note

This whole week is one giant invitation to give back to your community.
How do you “do” relationships? This week, cosmic copilots Venus and Mars travel in close contact through Virgo, the sign of practical magic.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-for-august-26-september-1-2019-from-the-astrotwins

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Daily Good: Joe Peace: A Peace Chain Reaction

“I was working at a friend’s studio. I walked in and picked up these scraps of clay off the floor and made these pieces about softball size, maybe seven of them. For me they were small because I’d been making larger sculptural pieces. So I made these pieces and said to my friend, “It’s a peace chain. I’m going to make it the rest of my life.” The year was 1991, and true to his word Joe Murphy — now known as Joe Peace — has been making and gifting the world peace pendants ever since. He’s made over half a million of them, each inscribed with the word ‘peace’ in one of 122 languages. More on this artist’s unique journey here. { read more } http://www.conversations.org/story.php?sid=257

Be The Change

What is something you’d like to offer the world for the rest of your life? For more information about Joe’s work, visit his website here: http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=8179a

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Today’s Deity:  Ra, Sun God of Ancient Egypt 

To the ancient Egyptians, Ra was the ruler of the heavens – and he still is for many Pagans today! He was the god of the sun, the bringer of light, and patron to the pharaohs. According to legend, the sun travels the skies as Ra drives his chariot through the heavens.

https://www.learnreligions.com/ra-sun-god-of-ancient-egypt-2561791

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Pioneer Thinking: 10 Fantastic Fall Flowers for Fall Gardening

When autumn falls, everything feels cold, bleak, and dead. However, you can still change the dull atmosphere in your home by creating a fall garden which will add pulchritude to the autumn blur. There are plants which you can actually put in your fall garden.

https://pioneerthinking.com/10-fantastic-fall-flowers-for-fall-gardening

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MNN: 8 captivating facts about spider silk
Humans have long admired the magic of spider silk, but thanks to science, we’re finally unraveling some of its most valuable secrets

Spiderwebs rarely make a good first impression. Even if you aren’t one of the insects they’re designed to capture, a sudden coating of silk on your face can be annoying, and possibly alarming if you don’t know where the spider ended up.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/captivating-facts-about-spider-silk

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Herbal Muse: Meadowsweet: Nature’s Aspirin

The sweet, almond-scented blooms of meadowsweet are rich in salicin, a compound with potent natural pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. In the 1800s, chemists began tinkering with extracts of meadowsweet, and the result was the creation of the synthetic drug aspirin.

Together with water-mint and vervain, meadowsweet was one of the three herbs held most sacred by the Druids, and it is among the fifty ingredients in a drink called ‘Save’ mentioned in Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale. The flowers were often steeped in wine and beer, and are still incorporated in many herb beers today. Learn more…  https://www.herbalmusings.com/meadowsweet-profile

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EarthSky News: Moon and Gemini stars at dawn August 26 and 27

On the mornings of August 26 and 27, 2019, you’ll find the waning crescent moon in front of the constellation Gemini the Twins. Gemini’s two brightest stars, Castor and Pollux, represent twin brothers in Greek mythology, despite the fact that these two stars don’t look alike. If you look closely, you’ll see that Pollux is slightly brighter than Castor. Pollux is also more golden in color.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/see-moon-gemini-stars-before-dawn

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Patheos-Pagan: Don’t Call Me Sister: The Double Trouble Of Assumed Familiarity And Believing Only Women Can Be Witches

We are in the midst of an unprecedented transformation in witchcraft, where we have the freedom to claim the title for ourselves and openly discuss our practices. While all of us involved in this personal and societal revolution may have a common bond in calling ourselves witches openly, there are lingering dangers in making assumptions about those with us on this wild broom ride.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/keepingherkeys/2019/08/assumed-familiarity-and-believing-only-women-can-be-witches/

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Inner Journey:

WHAT DO YOU FEED YOUR MIND?

“I then remembered why I avoid the ‘news,’ if that’s what you want to call it. Our ‘news’ is a misnomer, and it’s more like ‘the ongoing train wreck you can tune in to at any time when you want to divert yourself from your purpose and your happiness… lose your faith in humanity… and go from feeling like things are pretty good to feeling like the world is going to sh*t and why bother going on, I mean really?'”
— Ali Brown

Our beliefs create our reality. If we wish to live happy, healthy lives, it’s vital that we feed our minds healthy, nourishing material. The negative, sensational focus of today’s ‘news’ media hardly serves to enlighten us about the true state of the planet. Let’s open to our limitless potential by keeping our focus firmly on what uplifts us.

“The world is not dying. It’s not falling apart. It’s changing. I personally believe that pessimism is an indulgence, despair an insult to the imagination. There are wonderfully positive things out there.”
— Wade Davis

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A Note from the Universe 

Remember, you will always have friends, guides, and love but no one is coming to “save you.”

That’s the adventure package you signed up for.

The one that comes with all the superpowers, guaranteed rebounding abilities, and the all-powerful scrunched-nose-when-you-smile.

Your 5 Star Time-Space Adventure Tour Agency Manager,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Grilled Eggplant Omelet

Eggplant is a wonderful vegetable to add to any dish, including eggs and cheese to create this delicious omelet.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Grilled-Eggplant-Omelet-1.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
August 26, 2019

Leisure

“Nothing excellent can be done without leisure.”

-Andre Gide (1869-1951)

One of my favorite quotes is from Emerson who said: “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” There seems to be a magic formula for success and excellence. We need down-time and a good attitude! This leisure time lets us clear our minds and think more efficiently. It helps us keep things in perspective. Haven’t we all had the experience where we’re working so hard, struggling to solve a problem and the answer is just not coming to us? And then, we take some time off and do something else and the answer just pops into our head! There is a purpose to this, and it is divine!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

There may be a lot of possible things to do and places to go today. You don’t need to instantly decide anything upon waking up. Let your intuition guide you, and continue listening to that intuition as you begin down the path you’ve chosen. If work or family have dictated today, don’t be resentful but let intuition sort out the easiest and best route for you to follow.

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/