Cat’s Morning Bits for October 17, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 17, 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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Storms make trees take deeper roots.”
-Dolly Parton (b. 1946)

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Spiritual Unite: 20 Twin Flame Signs: Who Is Your Mirror Soul?

I like to think of the meeting of two mirror souls as an existential earthquake: all of a sudden you can sense that an immensely important person has entered your life. All of a sudden you get the overwhelming feeling that your life is going to change in a way you aren’t even aware of yet  and yet you …

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/20-twin-flame-signs-who-is-your-mirror-soul/

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MBG: The 5-Minute Breathing Exercise That’ll Keep You Grounded

It’s easy to get lost in the smaller cycles of existence—the alarm clock that sounds each morning, the daily grind, the commute to and from work. But when we let these habitual actions define our lives, we lose sight of everything that falls in between. Nature’s cycle through the seasons, on the other hand, does not lend itself to monotony. The earth tilts and turns toward the sun in a glorious rotation that manifests as warmer and cooler temperatures, brighter and duller colors, crisp air and cool rain..

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/self-care-ritual-for-autumn

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Did You Know?​​​​​​​
Himalayan pink salt is pink (actually, with hues of pink, red, and white) because it is a full spectrum salt rich in trace minerals. In fact, it contains 84 minerals and elements.

https://thesaltmystery.com/

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Elephant Journal: What Fall teaches us about Letting Go.

As I sit on my back porch, the overcast, chilly gray of the last week has been swept aside, replaced with fluffy clouds and intermittent peeks of blue.
My backyard, a hilly and verdant forest, is in the throes of change.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/what-fall-teaches-us-about-letting-go/

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MNN: How to identify poison ivy, oak and sumac

John Manion is a guy who know his plants. That’s not surprising since he’s the curator of the seven-acre Kaul Wildflower Garden, the native plant collection at Birmingham Botanical Garden in Birmingham, Alabama.

Read more……………………

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EarthSky News: Look for Orionid meteors this month

Details on the annual Orionid meteor shower. How and when to watch. In 2018, the peak morning is probably October 21. But start watching now, before dawn!

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-orionid-meteor-shower

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Patheos-Pagan: 13 Lazy Ways to Celebrate Samhain 

Sometimes we Witches and Pagans just don’t have enough energy for a full on Samhain spectacular. Plus, with the cursing of Trump, the riding around on brooms, and the organizing of the Full Moon potluck every month, it’s hard to take the time for a full Sabbat celebration. If you are finding yourself a bit lazy this year, here are 13 lazy ways to celebrate Samhain. So you know, you can still call yourself a Witch, even if you’re phoning it in.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2018/10/13-lazy-ways-to-celebrate-samhain/

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Inner Journey: 

SING YOUR OWN SONG

“Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.”
— Brenda Ueland

Great forces are directing you to conform to the patterns of your society. You have DNA that has been handed down from generation to generation, coding repeated behaviour patterns into your being. You have archetypal energies setting the standards for how you behave as a man or a woman, as husband or wife, as father or mother …. You are immersed in consensual reality, whereby the world around you reflects societal understanding of how life has been and is to be.

At the same time, you have an even greater force within you inspiring you to wake up and recognize the reality of who you are. This force, the creative power underlying the entire universe, is urging you to create brand new standards of reality.

The status quo is blind to our creative power. Create a brand new world for yourself, one that meets your deepest needs, and you will help raise the quality of consciousness of the entire world.

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
— Gandhi

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A Note from the Universe

How you feel is more important than anything else.

And this is something you get to choose, moment by moment.

Supercoolhappy works for me,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Mango Cream Cake 

It’s commonly called mango float. It’s a no cook graham and mango combined with cream which is sometimes mistaken as mango ice cream because of it’s creamy components.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Mango-Cream-Cake.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, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, 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
October 17, 2018

Life

“Life is what happens to you
While you’re busy
Making other plans.”

-John Lennon (1940-1980)

We go about our lives trying really hard to keep everything in order, all the plates spinning: jobs, family, friends, community responsibilities, etc. But every once in awhile something happens that is beyond our reach, out of our control. Maybe someone we love gets sick, or we have a bad financial setback. Now our attention is elsewhere, and it seems that everything else gets out of balance, too. The truth is that we can’t control everything, and that we probably wouldn’t be any good at it if we could! But we can control our responses to these unexpected situations. We can use our problems as opportunities to learn and to grow. These are the times when we find that reserve of strength that was there all along. We discover more of who we really are, and what we’re really capable of.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: What is the Difference Between Reacting and Responding
Learn to respond instead of react.

Everyone has had those moments when they acted without thinking. A person’s child was running at the pool, and they fell and hit their head. The frightened parent starts yelling at the child. A coworker makes a teasing comment about how tired a person must be after hosting a family reunion. The person snaps something insulting back because they actually spent all weekend fighting with their father. A person comes home to find that their new puppy has chewed up the couch. They start screaming at the dog.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/what-is-the-difference-between-reacting-and-responding.aspx#7mJhzKjM0PMXddQt.99

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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 October 16, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 16, 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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The hollow winds begin to blow,
The clouds look black, the glass is low;
The soot falls down, the spaniels sleep,
And spiders from their cobwebs peep.
-Dr. Edward Jenner (1749-1823)

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Spiritual Unite: 7 Signature Signs Of Starseeds And Lightworkers

Do you sometimes feel like ET trying to call home? Not sure why you are here but know you have a mission? Feel different and confused? Starseed, volunteer, lightworker describe people who do not resonate with this reality. Here are 7 signature signs of starseed and lightworker people, and how to manage being in this dimension.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/7-signature-signs-of-starseeds-and-lightworkers/

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MBG: How The Moon Phases Can Make Your Workday More Effective

“Using astrology, and the moon, in particular, for your business means working with the cosmic cycles versus against them,” Gordon told me. It’s no lie the moon has gained some popularity this year. Just think about how many rituals it has had in its honor, like full moon releases and new moon rituals. Everyone seems to be drinking the lunar Kool-Aid, and for good reason.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/astrology-for-career

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Daily Good: Raise Your Children to Be Happy, Healthy, Complete

Parents today … want the very best for our kids. We want them to be smart, athletic, healthy, kind, happy, polite, disciplined, creative and more. We want to give them everything! Kids on the other hand, are growing up bombarded by technology, needing to compete in every way, comparing themselves with others, trying to be perfect and please their parents, wanting to fit in. As a result, they are often anxious, stressed at a very young age, display behavioural issues, have little self esteem and are simply not happy. So, from the parents whose intention is so sincere, to the kids who are trying to keep up on all fronts, what needs to change? What is missing?

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2098/raise-your-children-to-be-happy-healthy-complete-ariane-de-bonvoisin/

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Spirituality & Health: Letting Go When You’re Holding On
BY JULIE PETERS
As the seasons shift from light, bright summer to the darker, more serious and more reflective fall season, I’m thinking about harvest time. It’s a good time to prioritize and protect what’s working in our lives and make an effort to cut away the dead branches, to weed the garden. It’s a good time for letting go

https://spiritualityhealth.com/blogs/downward-blog-a-life-in-yoga/2018/10/11/letting-go-when-youre-holding-on#

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EarthSky News: Moon and Mars on October 17 and 18

These next few evenings – October 17 and 18, 2018 – that bright “star” near the moon on the sky’s dome is actually the red planet Mars. As darkness falls, you might also see the star Fomalhaut a big hop to the southeast (lower left) of the moon and Mars. Although Fomalhaut ranks as 1st-magnitude star, this star pales in comparison to Mars, which is presently some 6 times brighter than Fomalhaut.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-and-mars-on-october-17-and-18

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Patheos-Pagan: 10 Ways to Annoy Everyone At Samhain

It’s Samhain! Don’t let the holiday of death and darkness get too drab. Make sure to liven things up this season with these easy tips. Some people might find them annoying, but that’s really just their Shadow side ready to release the un-fun parts of themselves. Have at it!

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/doubletoilandresist/2018/10/10-ways-to-annoy-everyone-at-samhain/

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Inner Journey: 

THE PARADOX OF LIFE’S JOURNEY

“It is only when we realize that life is taking us nowhere that it begins to have meaning.”
— P.D. Ouspensky

“All major mystical traditions have recognized that there is a paradox at the heart of the journey of return to Origin. …Put simply, this is that we are already what we seek, and that what we are looking for on the Path with such an intensity of striving and passion and discipline is already within and around us at all moments. The journey and all its different ordeals are all emanations of the One Spirit that is manifesting everything in all dimensions; every rung of the ladder we climb toward final awareness is made of the divine stuff of awareness itself; Divine Consciousness is at once creating and manifesting all things and acting in and as all things in various states of self-disguise throughout all the different levels and dimensions of the universe.”
— Andrew Harvey

“Look at you, you madman, Screaming you are thirsty And are dying in a desert when all around you there is nothing but water!”
— Kabir

“After changes upon changes, we are more or less the same.”
— Paul Simon

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A Note from the Universe 

There’s so much time in a day.

You could have breakfast, lunch, and dinner on 3 different continents.

You could outline the book you’re going to write, start the screenplay adaptation, and watch “Gone With The Wind,” before the sun even sets.

Spend a day at work, and still have 16 hours left over.

Hey, the record for climbing Mt. Everest is under 9 hours, leaving 15 to nap and go Yeti searching. There’s so much time in a day, Cat. So much.

You’re rich,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Apple Pumpkin Bread

Ahh, it’s Fall! Time for Fall cooking. The wonderful aromatic scents of all those spices! You will love this easy bread.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Apple-Pumpkin-Bread.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
October 16, 2018 

Life

“Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.” -Samuel Butler (1835-1902)

Can’t you just picture that? It’s so true! Here we are, living our lives, not really knowing what we’re doing until actually doing it. We’re finding our way, step by step, day by day. We will stumble, hit some sour notes, learn a few lessons, and write our own songs. An audience may reject our music, or embrace it, but we keep on playing because the instrument is there for us. And someday, with enough practice, we will be a master life-liver, a virtuoso!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 9 Smart Ways to Deal With Toxic People
Don’t fuel their fire because they want to get arise out you and their toxicity could find its way into your life. Here are nine smart ways to deal with toxic people

Read more……

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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: Sept. 11, 2018 “Don’t Hurt Yourself”

Happy Tuesday,

Letting go is never easy, however it’s necessary to our personal evolution. By clinging to  everything no matter how worn out, outdated or even painful we are holding ourselves back. The letting go process is part of self care. Remember that you are worthy of being happy and receiving the good things that life has to offer. Be courageous and move forward.

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Dancing Through Life: Cat’s Angel Message for September 5, 2018 

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Dancing Through Life: Cat’s Angel Message for September 5, 2018 

September’s Theme: This month will involve working on our Life Mission/ Purpose. Sometimes we have a clear vision of what that is and sometimes we don’t.  Remember that everything you do has an impact on your world and the people in it and around you.  It can be simple, like making “tiny miracles” happen for others or even making your own life or the life of a loved one better. Sometime’s the small things are the best!


Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time. – don Miguel Ruiz


95:  This month is all about discovering and working with our Life Purpose. Even if we don’t know what our “purpose “is the clues that provide that answer are there. many of the clues we need can be found in the changes that either just show up or that we initiate for ourselves. Many of these changes happen through the clearing process of letting go of outdated thoughts, feelings, people and things. Letting go tells the Universe that we are ready to move forward and continue our growth cycle. Remember that without change we don’t grow and it is through growth that our Life Purpose comes into focus. Today the angels are telling us that the time has come to embrace the changes that we have been working on or putting off. It is it time to step up and start creating the life you want and acknowledging what really fills your spirit to the fullest!


Archangel Jeremiel is reminding us that concern about change is normal. Ask him to help you to see your path clearly and to assist you in taking the necessary steps to embrace your future. The Ascended Master Vywamus teaches us that change can be healing opportunity. This happens as we allow ourselves to let go of things that have held us back. Along the way we unearth talents that we had set aside, which will help us to move forward. And, the Yoruban Goddess Oya helps us navigate the winds of change. ” My child change must be embraced, not ignored or simply put up with. Allow these changes to inspire and encourage you to transcend your self imposed limitations.” 


Use Chiastolite (aka Cross Stone, Andalusite) to help you find harmony and balance while bringing your purpose more clearly into focus.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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 It’s About Our Choices: Cat’s Angel Message for August 25, 2018 

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 It’s About Our Choices: Cat’s Angel Message for August 25, 2018 

August Theme:  Prosperity and abundance is what we are concentrating on this month. The key will be keeping a positive focus and tapping into your creative side to solve problems. Remember that you are a powerful creator and all that you need is within your grasp!


It is our choices … that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. – J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)


825: We’ve been working with faith, confidence and intuition and today we are being asked to add self honesty to the mix and  put them to work on a different level. There are times when we need to step back and  look at where we are and what surrounds us and today is one of those times. To move forward we need to make choices and decisions that speak to our personal truth. It’s time to gently let go of the things that are draining your time and energy (people, situations and energies) in favor of more positive things. Have faith in yourself to do the right things, and have the confidence to use your intuition as a guide to new and better things. Stay focused and keep your mind open as this will help you see the hidden “gems” along our path!


Archangel Jeremiel helps us to make positive life choices.He understands that it’s hard for us to let go of people and situations even though they are holding us back or causing us unintended stress, drama or harm. Jeremiel can help ease these transitions. The Ascended Master Melchizedek protects us against psychic attack and helps us diffuse unpleasant situations. And the Hawaiian Goddess Pele reminds us that  “Within you lives the sacred fire that gives life to your greatest dreams and passions. This part of you must be allowed to come forward, not smothered beneath fear, resentment or the expectations of others. Your fire will help you forge new paths!”


Our Sacred Stone for today is Rhodonite. This gentle stone helps to balance both mental and physical energy. It shows us all sides to any given situation and clears away confusion and helps to promote confidence. It’s calming influence helps us to ground and balance even during chaotic or upsetting situations and Cavansite to guide us during the transition through major life changes. It helps us to let go of faulty thinking and be comfortable in the knowledge of the actions we need to take.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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 A Fulfilling Life: Cat’s Angel Message for July 22, 2018 

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 A Fulfilling Life: Cat’s Angel Message for July 22, 2018 

 July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path. Spirit is speaking to you so get ready to receive some important guidance. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!


Where are you going? Where does your path lead? You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


722:  Your path is like a road trip. It consists of many sights and attractions, some good and some bad. We encounter bumps, potholes and roadblocks mixed in with some truly breathtaking and inspiring scenery. We even find side paths that lead us on a merry chase all the while teaching us valuable lessons along the way. However, in order to grow we need to keep moving forward. This requires focus on our desired destination, even if we’re not quite sure how to get there. The key is to stay strong and believe in yourself. Today the Angels are reminding us that life is full of unlimited possibilities and we have unlimited potential. You are an amazing being who is worthy of the best the Universe has to offer!


Archangel Chamuel can help you find your way if you have wandered off on a side path and feel lost or unsure if this is the place you want to be. Ascended Master Vywamus teaches us that change can be healing opportunity. This happens as we allow ourselves to let go of the things that have held us back and the Egyptian Goddess Maat is an excellent adviser during times when we are confused or unsure of situations or choices that are presented to us. She tells us “Honor yourself by being truthful. It is truth that creates order out of difficult or confusing situations.”


Our Sacred Stones for today are Eulite (Hypersthene) which helps us to find solutions to problems (large and small) that get in our way and can hold us back. It will also make seeing the answers and solutions easier by stopping the need to overthink or overly critical thinking and  Rhodonite  to help balance both mental and physical energy. It shows us all sides to any given situation and clears away confusion and helps to promote confidence.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Ready, Set, Go! Cat’s Angel Message for May 8, 2018 

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Ready, Set, Go! :Cat’s Angel Message for May 8, 2018 

 May Theme: This month will bring change. While change sometimes feels scary, it is a necessary thing for our overall growth. Be willing to embrace it and allow it to happen naturally and get ready for better things.


You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C. S. Lewis


58:  The Angels of Abundance are stepping up to the plate today and asking us to re-evaluate our situation.  We have been focusing on letting go of what no longer serves us  which also includes things that are money and time related. You may be wondering “WHY” this is important. It’s important because today we are getting a green light from the universe in regards to projects and ventures that we have been considering or putting off. The angels are telling us ” Now is a great time to get started on what makes your spirit sing! We are here to help you achieve your goals!”   Ask for guidance or direction and stay open to the messages that you receive.  Remember to stay focused on making room for new forms of abundance and allow yourself to be excited for what lies ahead!


Archangel Raziel helps us to manifest prosperity and abundance in all forms. he also teaches us how to let go of outdated beliefs that are holding us back from realizing our full potential. The Ascended Master Solomon shows us how to make the most of what’s being offered by doing things more efficiently and The Hindu Goddess Kali  helps to clear away what we no longer need and replaces it with focus for new beginnings, and the courage and motivation we need to see things through.


Our Sacred Stones for today are Green Amethyst  which can bring prosperity into your life. It is a stone of good fortune and luck as it enhances our intuition in these areas, and Yellow Jasper helps provide clarity on both mental and emotional levels. It starts us off in a positive direction while helping us to find realistic and workable solutions  that help us to attain our goals.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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