Cat’s Morning Bits for June 21, 2022 *Litha Edition”

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 21, 2022 *Litha Edition

Happy Litha! 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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June Quotes

“Now summer is in flower and natures hum
Is never silent round her sultry bloom
Insects as small as dust are never done
Wi’ glittering dance and reeling in the sun
And green wood fly and blossom haunting bee
Are never weary of their melody
Round field hedge now flowers in full glory twine
Large bindweed bells wild hop and streakd woodbine
That lift athirst their slender throated flowers
Agape for dew falls and for honey showers
These round each bush in sweet disorder run
And spread their wild hues to the sultry sun.”

John Clare, June

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid-Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Summer Solstice 2022 — Seize the Day! by Silver RavenWolf

A delightfully powerful celestial event, the longest day of the year –Summer Solstice (Midsummer)– vibrates with joy, happiness, good fortune, and success. As the Sun moves into the astrological sign of Cancer, some folks believe that acknowledging this heavenly occurrence enhances one’s spiritual progress.

Read more….

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Preparing for Litha & The Summer Solstice Ideas, DIYs and Rituals/ Alwyn Oak

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Learn Religions: 10 Deities of Litha: Summer Solstice Gods and Goddesses

The summer solstice has long been a time when cultures celebrated the lengthening year. It is on this day, sometimes called Litha, that there is more daylight than any other time; a direct counterpoint to the darkness of Yule.

Read more….

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MBG: Power Up For The Summer Solstice: 8 Solstice Rituals To Energize This Season

Can you feel it? We’re now in the “full moon” phase of the year when waxing energies and magical potency are at peak intensity. Weddings, marriage proposals, and baby blessings are lucky now—as are rituals of unity among families and communities.

Read more….

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How to celebrate Litha & Summer Solstice | Folk witchcraft | Rituals & DIYs / The witches’ cookery

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Exemplore: Seven Crystals for Celebrating Litha
CLAIREJUL 8, 2020

Litha, also commonly known as the summer solstice, is a fire festival celebrated in June. This is the longest day of the year and the point in the year that the sun begins to recede. Crops will be in full growth by now and heading towards maturity and harvesting.

Read more….

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New Age Hipster: Litha Summer Solstice Tarot Spread And Ritual Ideas

Litha blessings gorgeous souls!
Litha is the pagan summer solstice celebration that honours the power and strength of the sun.

Celebrated at the summer solstice it’s a time to enjoy the abundance of nature and all that life has gifted us.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: 2022 June solstice: All you need to know

People throughout the ages have celebrated the year’s longest day at the summer solstice.

What is it? The June solstice marks the sun’s northernmost point in our sky for this year.
When is the next one? The next June solstice will fall on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 9:14 UTC (that is 4:14 a.m. in central North America; translate UTC to your time).

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  • This article is an oldie but still relevant!

Patheos-Pagan: Pagan Parenting – Summer Solstice for Kids
DECEMBER 16, 2016 BY BEKAH EVIE BEL


As Christmas approaches everyone is focused on all things wintery, but here in Australia we are in the middle of (or in horrible towns like mine, just starting) a scorching hot summer, full of dry yellow grasses, hot winds and sneaky snakes.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Litha/ Lisa Thiel

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Patheos: Magical Food for the Summer Solstice (Litha)

The Summer Solstice – Litha – 20th-23rd June

Following on from the Beltane theme of celebrating life this sabbat is also about the abundance of beauty on our planet and all that she provides for us.

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Today’s Recipe: Witchin’ in the Kitchen: Litha Rainbow Salad
JUNE 20, 2016 BY HERON MICHELLE


I so crave fresh flavors and brightly colored veggies from the farmer’s market once summer dawns. This dish emerged from one of my mad-kitchen-witchery experiments and is a variation on a theme that began with traditional tabbouleh flavors, and so is still nicely paired with other middle-eastern dishes like hummus and pita bread, and slow-roasted lamb…mmm…lamb…my favorite!

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Litha/ Mid-Summer/ Summer Solstice

Colors~Blue, green, gold or yellow, orange, white and red

Plants and Herbs: Anise, Mugwort, Chamomile, Rose, Lily, Cinquefoil, Lavender, Fennel, Sun Flower, Mistletoe, Hemp, Thyme, Larkspur, Nettle, Vervain, St. John’s Wort, Heartsease, Fern, Wormwood, Chickweed, Heather, Yarrow,

Trees: Oak, Holly

Sacred Stones: agate, alexandrite, fluorite, moonstone, pearl, emerald, jade, lapis lazuli, diamond, tiger’s eye, all green stones

Food: Honey, Mead, Summer Fruits & Vegetables, lemons, oranges, Honey Cakes, Strawberries

Things To do: Picnics, leaving food for the faeries, jumping bonfires, gathering herbs.

Spells: Fire spells, Empowerment, Healing, Love Magick, Protection, Purification, making and charging amulets.

Incense and Oils: Heliotrope, saffron, orange, frankincense & myrrh, wisteria, cinnamon, mint, rose, lemon, lavender, sandalwood, pine

Animals: Wren, Robin, Peacock, Frog, Butterfly, Horse, Cattle

Other Creatures: Fairies, Satyrs, the Firebird, dragon, the Thunderbird

Sacred Symbols: The Sun, Love Amulets, Shells, Summer fruits & flowers, Solar Wheel, Balefire, Stone Circles, Sundial, Swords, Blades, Feathers, Witches’ Ladder, Gods Eye

Goddesses~~Mother Earth, Mother Nature, Venus, Bast, Aphrodite, Yemaya, Astarte, Freya, Hathor, Ishtar, Amaterasu, Hestia.

Gods~~Father Sun/Sky, Oak King, Holly King, Arthur, Gods at peak power and strength, sun, fire and fertility gods. Apollo, Baal, Baldur, Helios, Horus, Hephaestus, Jupiter/ Zeus , Lugh, Osiris, Ra, Sol.

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Pagan Library: Handfasting Prayer/Anon

“Marry me under a garland of stars,
Conifers silent witness
To night wind’s echoed vows.
Bearing our promises upward
Through universal whiteness
To the sepulchre of God.
Touch me once for all time,
All lives that are to be…
Our love enshrined.
Marry me under the gaze of stars.
Celestial concourse, bless our joy
Now and forevermore…”

paganlibrary.com

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Backyard Banshee: Litha Tarot Spread: Celebrating the Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice is a time of celebration and growth. It is a time when we come into the light and enjoy the fruits of our labor. And I loved creating this summer solstice tarot spread! This year, why not celebrate Litha with a tarot reading?

Read more…

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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/

A Boost of Energy: Cat’s Angel Message for June 20, 2022

A Boost of Energy: Cat’s Angel Message for June 20, 2022

June’s Theme: Maintaining balance in all areas of our lives. (material, spiritual, goals, dreams, self, etc.) Create and invite good things through focus and faith while staying grounded and present.

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Close your eyes and feel the energy of the new season! ~Cat

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Today’s Message: A Boost of Energy

620:  We are receiving a big boost of energy as we head into tomorrow, which will be the Summer Solstice (Litha/Midsummer). This is the official beginning of summer and the longest day of the year. This event is charged with amazing energy and by tapping into this power source we can increase our power of manifestation. The key to success lies in faith and belief in yourself and the Divine Source. The stronger our belief the more clearly we see the blessings and miracles that surround us. This includes the “Tiny Miracles”, which are often more important than the big shiny ones. Today the angels are asking us to embrace the divine magick of the Universe and carry it over into tomorrow’s event.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Jophiel teaches us to slow down and appreciate the beauty around us. Taking the time to simply breathe and absorb “beauty” it can help open our communication lines by lowering the barriers we have put up.

The Ascended Master Yogananda teaches us how to open the channels of divine communication and promotes feelings of divine love and teaches us about peace and how to share it. He can offer assistance in all things including your spiritual path.

Aine the Irish Fairy Queen and goddess of wealth and fertility shows us the path to increasing faith and finding our divine spark. She is inviting us to dance with her today and invite the Sun into our lives. This sun energy burns away the shadows within which gives new life to the things that bring us joy and creativity. She tells us ” Set yourself free today by letting your sacred spark come forward. This helps to light your way as you prepare to enter this magical time of abundance and new growth. Dance with me!”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Tree Agate (Dendritic) to strengthen your connection to the plant kingdom and help you to enjoy each moment. It is also known as the stone of plentitude and promotes abundance while showing us the “wealth” we already have.

Labradorite, called “The Bringer of Light” is both protective and mystical. Turn the stone in your hands and see the flashes of color and light. They create a connection and help to raise the consciousness to the energies of the Universe.

Peridot brings new levels of awareness as it promotes growth and necessary change. It helps to sharpen the mind and enhances our self-confidence. Peridot can teach us to look back at the past and find the gifts that are hidden within our experiences and then shows us the path to forgiveness and moving forward

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

I invite you to share my work as long as no changes are made and 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 June 17, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 17, 2022

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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June Quotes

“Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence.”

George Santayana

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid-Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spirit Library: A Bucket of Love
Lorna Byrne


Hello and welcome to everyone and I hope you enjoy this newsletter today as I write the sun is shining. As many of you know I’m recovering from recent surgery, it’s a slow and sometimes frustrating process but I have to listen to my human body.

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Litha Incense and Foods

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Spirituality & Health: Personal and Planetary Ascension
PARTNER CONTENT FROM ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY


What is happening in your inner and outer life at this time, and what is happening on the planet?

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Good Luck Charms and Symbols

By Patti Wigington
Updated on December 21, 2019


For thousands of years, people have utilized good luck talismans, charms, and amulets to bring fortune their way. Whether it’s something you’ve crafted yourself, found outdoors in nature, or even purchased, good luck talismans can come in handy.

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Today’s DIY: Handmade Summer Solstice, Midsummer, Litha Jewelry Set – Witchcraft – Wicca – Magical Crafting DIY

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Treehugger: Explore Dinosaur Fossils, Wildflowers, and Dark Skies at Big Bend National Park


Known as one of the most remote parks in the lower 48 states, Big Bend National Park is bordered by the famed Rio Grande River—which also serves as an international border between the United States and Mexico.

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EarthSky News: The Crow, Cup and Water Snake in June

At nightfall tonight, or any June evening, look in a general southward direction for Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden. If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, Spica appears overhead or high in the north. Spica is your jumping off point to 3 faint constellations: Corvus the Crow, Crater the Cup and Hydra the Water Snake.

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Patheos-Pagan: Outside the Circle: The Bad Fairies Of Litha
JUNE 16, 2016 BY DANETTE WILSON


Litha or Midsummer, a time of bonfires, mugwort, mythical beings, nights and days of mischief and love. The veil is thin. The Celts, the Norse and the Slavs believed that there were three ‘spirit nights’ in the year when magic ran amok and the Otherworld was near. The first was Halloween, the second was May Eve and the third was Midsummer Eve. All sorts of enchantments are in the air now and Spirits and Fairies abound. What follows here are some of them. These are not your good fairies but tricksters and darker spirits.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt – The old ways

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Inner Journey:

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW

“There is in all visible things – a hidden wholeness.”
— Thomas Merton

“From a hologrammatic viewpoint, …you are one little physical image that reflects all of humanity when projected spiritually upon the cosmic screen.”
— Wayne Dyer

“As above, so below.”

Everything is connected. The universe is a hologram where every part contains the whole. Outside echoes the inside. The lower is a reflection of the higher. The other is a reflection of you. We are all a microcosm of each other. The big picture is within us and even our cells.

Be open to see the interconnections, influences and inter-relationships of things.

“Unity consciousness is a state of enlightenment where we pierce the mask of illusion which creates separation and fragmentation. Behind the appearance of separation is one unified field of wholeness. Here the seer and the scenery are one.”
— Deepak Chopra

“To me there is no difference between one person and another; I behold all as soul-reflections of the one God. I can’t think of anyone as a stranger, for I know that we are all part of the One Spirit.”
— Paramahansa Yogananda

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The secret to always being in the right place, at the right time, is knowing you always are.

I love these moments we share…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Sugar Cookies

Quick and easy sugar cookies! They are really good, plain or with candies in them. My friend uses chocolate mints on top, and they’re great!

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
June 17, 2022

Present
“The older one gets the more one feels that the present must be enjoyed: it is a precious gift, comparable to a state of grace.”

-Madame Curie, 1928


We do become more wise as we get older – and part of that is understanding the precious value of the present moment. Maybe it is because we have more of a past to look back on, so we can see just where and when we experienced the most beautiful times of our lives. And maybe it is because we have had more time to enjoy the moments, and we know how good that feels.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

You can make today memorable purely by the strength of your unfailing hope for all things to work out for the best. No matter how muddled the events of the day, how confused or how many mixed messages people give you, especially at work, your innate hopeful spirit will cut through most of the mist and give you good results. Look forward to many satisfying encounters, however little or much gets done.

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 June 16, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 16, 2022

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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June Quotes

“Roses are red,
Violets are blue;
But they don’t get around
Like the dandelions do.”

Slim Acres

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spirit Library: Live as You Want to Live.
Ailia Mira


Ascension Notes
What I am feeling now, is to encourage you…to
Begin now.

Live as you want to live.

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Spell for Career Success – New Job, Promotion, Sigil Magic, Color Magic, Spell Jar, Magical Crafting

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Spirituality & Health: Capturing Lunar Energy Through Affirmations

BY DR. KATE TOMAS


Step one: Discover how to write affirmations that work for you. Step two: Combine your affirmations practice with the lunar cycle.

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Learn Religions: Pagan and Wiccan Prayers for All Occasions

By Patti Wigington
Updated on May 04, 2019


Many Pagans and Wiccans pray to their deities on a regular basis. The prayers on this page are designed to help you pray on specific occasions, or in times of special need. If you’re not sure about how to pray as a Wiccan or Pagan, read about the Role of Prayer in Wicca and Paganism.

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MBG: What To Know If You Pulled The Ace Of Pentacles Tarot Card (+ What To Do About It)

Whether you want insight into the past, answers about the present, or a look into the future, a tarot reading is a good place to start. Each of the 72 cards in your standard tarot deck has a different meaning, and in the case of the Ace of Pentacles, this card is an auspicious sign that you can manifest abundance. Here’s what to know next time you pull it.

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Litha Candle Spell || Summer Solstice Blessings

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Elephant Journal: 10 Quotes from “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” that Will Warm Your Heart

Lately, I’ve been devouring 80s and 90s flicks. I can’t get enough.
It’s fascinating to watch these movies as an adult, having more life experience and comprehension of these films’ deeper themes—because now, I’ve actually lived them.

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Treehugger: Wild Stallion Moved to Sanctuary After Becoming Too Bold
Chip was a big food raider and was aggressive with people

A wild stallion has been relocated to a sanctuary because he’s become aggressive and very food motivated.

Delegate’s Pride—also known as “Chip”—was removed from his home on Assateague Island in Maryland.

Read more….

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Thought For The Day

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Patheos-Pagan: Threshold Magick for Troubled Times

When the world gets scary, the comfort of home becomes even more important. We need places where we can let our guard down – where the hypervigilance so many of us adopted during the pandemic can ease a little bit.

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Pagan Playlist: Beautiful Death – By Still Waters (2021) (Full Album)

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Inner Journey: EXPLORE WITH QUESTIONS

“The word ‘question’ is derived from the Latin ‘quarrier’ (to seek) which is also the root of ‘quest.’ A creative life is a continued quest, and good questions can be very useful guides. Most useful are open-ended questions; they allow for fresh unanticipated answers to reveal themselves.”
— Source Unknown

Questions hold the power to draw out answers that surprise us. If we are on an inner journey to greater self-knowledge, we must seek to understand unfamiliar parts of ourselves. The most enlightening answers are released by our subconscious minds or by our intuition. Use questions frequently to go exploring.

Try these out:

What qualities do you find most attractive in others? How do you exhibit those same qualities?

What is your greatest fear? Why do you fear that?

What message is your body trying to get through to you?

“If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions.”
— Susanne K. Langer

“You don’t want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions.”
— Richard Bach

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The thing that most forget while dreamily looking off into the horizon for the ship of their dreams is that such ships never sail in but are actually built beneath their very feet.

Ohh-wee-ohh,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Taco Seasoning

Depending on how spicy you and your family like your dishes, use as little or as much as you want. Store in an airtight container.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli 
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
June 16, 2022

Present
“The present is the necessary product of all the past, the necessary cause of all the future.”

-Robert G. Ingersoll, 1899


I love it when I go to a large shopping mall or an amusement park, and there’s this big directory to help us find our way around. It’s like a map, and to help us get our bearings, there’s a big arrow that says “You Are Here!” How true is that?! Everything we’ve done in the past, every decision we’ve made, has led us exactly to this place and time. And from here, we go on. The choices we make now affect our future. When we live in the present moment, we make better decisions, we know where we are and where we are headed.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

Preconceived notions and old ideas could make it hard to deal with all the new and different situations and requests that could crop up today. It’s possible that you’re not actually being presented choices that must be made now or soon. Just as likely you’re being tested or tempted. It may be hard to resist a knee jerk reaction or two. Avoid committing to anything definite if you can.

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 June 14, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 14, 2022

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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June Quotes

“Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence.”

George Santayana

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spirit Library: Weekly Forecast: June 12 – 18, 2022
Kelly M. Beard
The video version of this forecast, as read by Kelly, is available here.

6/13 ~ Mercury Direct RE-Enters GEMINI (until July 6th):

Here we are, on the other side of the Mercury Retrograde in Gemini, which went Direct in Taurus and has now made its way back to Gemini. How is it going with you?

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A Ritual & Magic Spell Jar For Justice – Witchcraft for Social Justice – Magical Crafting

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Spirituality & Health: Consumable Magic: A Ritual to Honor the Strawberry Moon
by Megan Shoop-Volz

The beginning of summer is a time to rejoice in nature’s abundance. This ritual uses delicious strawberries to connect with love, good fortune, prosperity, sensuality, and fertility.

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Learn Religions: Full Moon Water Scrying Divination

By Patti Wigington
Updated on February 16, 2019


The full moon has long been considered a symbol of wisdom and intuition. We feel its connection every month when it lights the night sky. Many of us feel more energetic and alert during the full phase of the moon.

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MBG: What To Know For This Month’s Full Moon + How To Work With It

Summer is right around the corner, but first, we have one full moon on the horizon. And like every full moon, this one is going to have some unique aspects that you’ll want to know about beforehand. Here’s the story behind this full moon explained, plus how to work with it, from an astrologer

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Today’s DIY: Summer Solstice Sun Wheel Wreath – Litha Craft – Midsummer – Magical Crafting – Witchcraft – Wicca

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Elephant Journal: Sagittarius Super Full Moon: Blazing the Trail Forward after Rebirth. {June 14}

Many of us have been going through or have undergone a deep rebirthing, a moment in time of massive integration, change, transformation, and alchemy of pain into medicine over these last few months, maybe longer.

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Treehugger: How to Prep and Store Fresh Ginger: 3 Methods

Ginger is a fragrant root that is used for both its amazing flavor and its soothing properties. From helping settle an upset stomach in a homemade herbal tea to spicing up your next stir fry recipe, learn how to store and freeze ginger for long-term use

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EarthSky News: Full moon in June mimics path of December sun

The full moon overnight of June 13-14 is a supermoon.

When to watch in 2022: Nights of June 13 and 14.
Where to look: Look for the bright round moon in the east in the evening, highest in the sky around midnight, and in the west before sunrise.

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Patheos-Pagan: Summer Solstice in Modern Paganism
JUNE 12, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


There’s a story that says one day while they were both at their naturist (i.e. – nudist) retreat, Gerald Garner (the founder of Wicca) and Ross Nichols (the founder of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids) were discussing which holidays they should celebrate.

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Pagan Playlist: Liholesie – Shamanic Twilight (2021) (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

CO-CREATION STARTS WITH IMAGINATION

“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.”
— Decouvertes

“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”
— Muhammad Ali

Imagination is a tool of the soul. Our imagination gives us the opportunity to ‘try on’ new qualities and perspectives in our life. Through imagination, we can explore our past, problems, patterns, processes, plans, perceptions, principles, passions and purpose to uncover new possibilities.

Without imagination, we stay stuck in the realm of the material, the past, the superficial and the literal. We remain one-tracked, instinctual and one-dimensional.

Our imagination comes from the soul, subconscious and senses. Only through our imagination can we become multidimensional, experience more love, create more beauty, manifest more results, change our conditions, rewrite the past, and connect with divinity, purpose and others.

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?'”
— George Bernard Shaw

“Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.”
— Ralph Gerard

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It will “all” seem far easier when you keep in mind, all of the time, that it’s supposed to be easy.

Everything.

That was easy,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Refreshing Watermelon Lemonade Slush

Whenever I have excess seasonal fruit, I freeze it in chunks for fast and easy slushes and smoothies. Here’s a delicious way to use up some watermelon.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

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Daily Wisdom
June 14 , 2022

Present
“The present is the future of the past.”

-Karl Popper (1902-1994)
We can’t change what has happened in the past. We can learn from it, and grow from it, and ultimately go on from where we are now. We cannot predict the future – it is filled with infinite possibilities. The best we can do is to live, and love, the moment we’re in. Life is like Disneyland – if we are thinking about the next ride and how we’re getting there, we can’t enjoy the ride we’re on right here and now!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Apply your basic practical good sense to the biggest and most serious of challenges and watch the problems wilt under your gaze. There’s nothing you can’t handle today if you can keep things uncomplicated and straightforward. Be calm but firm in your dealings and don’t allow others to add their petty complications to any of your efforts. Remember to be good to yourself.

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 June 10, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 10, 2022

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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June Quotes

“O most honored Greening Force,

You who roots in the Sun;
You who lights up, in shining serenity, within a wheel
that earthly excellence fails to comprehend.

You are enfolded
in the weaving of divine mysteries.

You redden like the dawn
and You burn: flame of the Sun.”

Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), Viriditas

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spirit Library: Expanding Energetically
Ailia Mira


There is a lot of realigning going on.

Many of us have experienced a lot of expansion and an increase in coherence. This may make it clearer to you what really matters. It may also make you want to say, “No,” to some things that you used to do, and enjoy, simply because you’re now focused on something different.

Read more….

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

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Spirituality & Health: Tapping Into Our Intuitive Cunning Like a Fox
BY ASHLEY BROWN

Whether you encounter a fox in person or in dreams, this intelligent animal spirit can help you identify boundaries and navigate your path.

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Learn Religions: What Was the Vestalia?

By Patti Wigington
Updated on March 31, 2018


The Roman celebration of Vestalia was held each year in June, near the time of Litha, the summer solstice. This festival honored Vesta, the Roman goddess who guarded virginity. She was sacred to women, and alongside Juno was considered a protector of marriage

Read more….

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Celebrating Litha – Summer Solstice Ritual Ideas – Midsummer- Witchcraft Wicca – Magical Crafting

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Exemplore: 5 Magickal Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday
JENNIFER JORGENSONAUG 18, 2021

Birthdays Are Magickal
Birthdays aren’t just special occasions—they’re a sacred event! They celebrate life. It’s important on this special day to take time out of our everyday lives and acknowledge just how miraculous life is. Each cycle around the Sun brings us blessings and lessons.

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Treehugger: How People Get Lost in the Woods and What to Do if It Happens to You

You know how it goes. Camping and hiking and general cavorting in the woods is all fun and games until someone goes and gets lost.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Mercury before sunrise: Start watching around June

Mercury will likely become visible near the sunrise point around June 10, 2022. Once it does become visible you can see all 5 bright planets at once.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: An Herbalist Gets Covid
JUNE 7, 2022 BY JESSICA RIPLEY


May certainly turned out to be an interesting month. Closing on our house was delayed for a short time, and after we got into our new home I spent the following week trying to get everything in order.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Kaya Project – Defiance (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

BE OPEN TO CHANGE

“Balance is a dynamic process; it changes with the days, the seasons, the years.”
— Sherrill Sellman

How rigid are your routines? Do you exercise for 30 minutes, three times each week no matter how you feel?

Routines and structure can provide a valuable framework to bring discipline to our lives. At the same time, we are always changing and it’s wise to be sensitive to our physical, emotional and mental states so we can ensure that our activities truly meetour needs. We need to be willing to change our patterns when our practices no longer serve us.

“Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.”
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“The smallest change in perspective can transform a life. What tiny attitude adjustment might turn your world around?”
— Oprah

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Sure, you can always find prettier, handsomer, skinnier, wiser, richer, younger, zippier. But more often than not, one learns the most, laughs the loudest, and smiles the widest with those they’ve already found, especially when they stop looking elsewhere.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mama’s Ambrosia

This is a quick and easy fruit salad that you and your guests will love.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday


Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth


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

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
June 10, 2022

Dreams


“When you dream, you dialogue with aspects of yourself that normally are not with you in the daytime and you discover that you know a great deal more than you thought you did.”

-Toni Cade Bambara, in Sturdy Black Bridges (1979)
Dreams are a place where we can figure things out about ourselves. They help us to see what motivates us, what our true desires are, and where we are headed. They help us to become more of who we really are!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess
There may be moment or two when you feel responsible for everything in the world and like it’s your duty to take care of everyone. Relax, let this wash over you, and let it go. It’s not a burden so much as a demonstration of how connected you are to the people and things in your own life, and how much you care. That’s a good thing.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 7, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 7, 2022

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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June Quotes

“Lathhouse shade-
the scent of honeysuckle
filling the shadows.”

Mike Garofalo, Cuttings

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spirit Library: Your Bartered Heart
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

Even though you have always had heart, you have hidden your heart for earth eons because it seemed others would not or could not return the love you had to give.

Read more….

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Five Crystals of Lemuria

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Spirituality & Health: Celebrating My Inner Masculinity

BY JULIE PETERS

Sometimes we need to tap into our masculine yang in order to move, make a change, set a boundary, or stand up for ourselves. And yes, we all need a balance of yin and yang, no matter our gender.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Setting Up Your Litha Altar

It’s Litha, and that means the sun is at its highest point in the sky. Midsummer is the time when we can celebrate the growing of crops, and take heart in knowing that the seeds we planted in the spring are now in full bloom.

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MBG: Energy Reading June 7-13, 2022: This Week Calls For Rest & Reexamination

Each week, join author and energy healer Natasha Levinger as she reads the communal energy to predict what’s in store for us in the days ahead.
This week starts with a breezy, airy and light feeling. It reminds me of summer, even though the season hasn’t officially begun.

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Pioneer Thinking: June Aromatic Horoscope

How to create and use your own customized aromatherapy blend — developed specifically to react to your emotional, mental and spiritual patterns.

Read more……..

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Haleakala National Park: 10 Unique Facts About Hawaii’s ‘House of the Sun’


Haleakalā National Park on the Hawaiian island of Maui protects one of the state’s six active volcanoes. The last time the volcano here erupted was between 600 and 400 years ago, though it has witnessed at least 10 eruptions over the past 1,000 years

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EarthSky News: Arietids – most active daytime meteor shower – peaks this week

Arietids peak morning of June 7
Most meteor showers that we see each year are easy to observe. Just go outside and look up. But what about those meteor showers that happen mostly in the daytime, when the sun is up? These daytime meteor showers are much tougher to observe. Yet there is one peaking this week (centered on Tuesday, June 7, 2022) that’s fun to come to know. The shower radiates from a point within the constellation Aries and is called the Arietids.

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Patheos-Pagan: Names of the Summer Solstice

Oh Summer Solstice! I love you as Midsummer! I also sometimes call you Litha, and can sort of appreciate you as the Feast of St. John the Baptist, but why do you have so many names?

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Disquieting – Empty Throne Amongst The Stars (2022) (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

TIME TO BLOSSOM

“The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people’s expectations.”
— Julia Cameron

Many of us unconsciously believe that we’re unworthy or defective. We adopted this belief very early in our lives when the people we looked up to disapproved of our demands, wishes and behaviours. We concluded that we had to learn to be good.

Unfortunately, ‘being good’ usually meant giving up our own differences or uniqueness. We learned that we might get the love we wanted if we acted and felt like others wanted us to.

If we seek true joy and connection with life, we now need to remove these artificial masks and express our deep authentic nature.

“For all those years you’ve protected the seed. It’s time to become the beautiful flower.”
— Stephen C. Paul

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Treating “any old job” as if it were your dream job is the fastest way to spark the kind of life changes that will yield your dream job.

Same for any old house, friend, day, life, or pair of espadrilles.

Yeah,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Watermelon Salad Recipes


Find dozens of refreshing watermelon salads at Allrecipes, including tomato watermelon salad, cucumber watermelon salad, watermelon feta salad, and more.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

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Daily Wisdom
June 7, 2022

Dreams
“The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.”

-Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)


We can look at our dreams, and learn from them. And what we learn is more about ourselves! This is just another way that God speaks to us – it is just another opportunity for us to grow. And it’s all open to interpretation, just like life. What do we see, what do we feel, what do we experience? It is different for each of us – and isn’t that great?

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

You may be tempted to backtrack a few times today and fall back on some old habit or procedure that used to work better than it does now. After enough of this, you’ll get the message that it’s time for a change, or at least a different approach. You don’t need to have the same old conversation over and over.

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 June 6, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 6, 2022

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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June Quotes

“The air is like a butterfly
With frail blue wings.
The happy earth looks at the sky
And sings.”

Joyce Kilmer, Spring

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spiritual Unite: JUNIPER TREE SYMBOLISM – PURIFICATION AND HEALING
Susan Brunton

The natural world has long held much symbolism for people from every culture and tradition.

The Juniper tree appears in many European cultures, particularly in English, Scandinavian and Icelandic traditions.

Read more….

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Cryolite – The Crystal of Surrender

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Spirituality & Health: 5 Ways to Practice Body Neutrality as You Age
BY CAROLINE L. YOUNG


Let go of the pressure to love your body. As you age, body neutrality helps you see your body as a resource whose value is constant.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Celebrate Litha With Summer Solstice Recipes

By Patti Wigington
Updated on April 03, 2019


Litha is the celebration of the summer solstice—and what’s a Sabbat without food? Take advantage of the summer crops of fruit and vegetables, and prepare a simple and delicious feast for your Midsummer gatherings.

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope For June 6-12, 2022 From The AstroTwins

Word to the wise: Expect the unexpected in the romance department this week! Here’s your horoscope from the AstroTwins.

Better done than perfect? Those are infamous last words under the exacting beams of the waxing quarter moon in Virgo this Tuesday, June 7.

Read more….

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How a Green Witch Profiles Herbs || My Materia Medica Entries

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Exploring the Beauty Along the World’s Coasts
Photographer offers collection of water images and stories.

From tiny lakes and hidden coves to huge oceans and surging rivers, water is ever changing and fascinating.

Photographer and author Emily Nathan has always been intrigued by water and the environment surrounding it

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Helioconjunction of Jupiter and Neptune

Jupiter goes around the sun in just under 12 years. This is its sidereal period, the period in relation to the stars, or space in general. But when it comes around to where it last overtook Neptune, the much more distant planet has moved slowly on. So Jupiter overtakes Neptune about 8.5 months later. The last heliocentric conjunction of these two planets was September 19, 2009, the next one will be February 18, 2035.

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Patheos-Pagan: Not All Magick is Loud
JUNE 5, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON

I wanted to be loud.

Loud enough that no one could ignore me. Loud enough so that everyone would turn. Loud enough to not be forgotten.

(Louder than others.)

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: OMNIA (Official) – The Sheenearlahi Set

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Inner Journey:

ALL IS MIND

“I want to know the thoughts of God; the rest are details.”
— Albert Einstein

Everything — absolutely everything — that happens in our lives has a spiritual cause. Events on all other levels — mental, emotional and physical — are only effects.

When we are struggling with any challenge, whether it be ill health, a lack of money, a lost job, relationships, an accident, whatever — we need to look for the spiritual learning. We can ask ourselves, “What quality does my soul want me to live more fully?”

“If you start to think the problem is ‘out there,’ stop yourself. That thought is the problem.”
— Stephen Covey

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Bees can fly 12 miles without getting lost. Albatrosses, 25,000 miles. And flying insects, without eyes, have no trouble whatsoever finding their “soul mates.”

Imagine what I can do for you when you listen to the voice within.

Buzz,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 10 Speedy Slushies for Lazy Summer Parties

These quick blend slushie recipes are each ready for sippin’ in 10 minutes or less. There’s no messing around making syrups, or using shakers or ice-cream makers.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth


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

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
June 6 , 2022

Dreams
“Within each one of us there is another whom we do not know. He speaks to us in dreams and tells us how differently he sees us from how we see ourselves. When, therefore, we find ourselves in a difficult situation, to which there is no solution, he can sometimes kindle a light that radically alters our attitude, the very attitude that led us into the difficult situation.”

-Carl G. Jung (1875-1961)


This “another whom we do not know” is indeed our Higher Self, or God, or Spirit, or whatever we each may want to call that Divine energy within. Yet as we work on our spiritual growth, the point is to get to know this “another” and by doing so to understand that there really is no separation between us! We come to realize who we really are.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

Act with boldness, but not too much, and make this an easy and productive day. If something challenging or unexpected arises at work or with family, be receptive and stand your ground. Don’t push back until you know what it is you’re up against. Then if needed, give as well as you get. You can do this tactfully

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 May 30, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 30, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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May Quotes

“The trees are coming into leaf
Like something almost being said;
The recent buds relax and spread,
Their greenness is a kind of grief.

Is it that they are born again
And we grow old? No, they die too,
Their yearly trick of looking new
Is written down in rings of grain.

Yet still the unresting castles thresh
In fullgrown thickness every May.
Last year is dead, they seem to say,
Begin afresh, afresh, afresh.”

Philip Larkin, The Trees

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Magick Chamomile Sweet Rolls || Anti-Anxiety Spell)

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Learn Religions: Create an Elemental Garden for Litha

By Patti Wigington
Updated on September 25, 2019


If you’re a Pagan who’s into gardening, you might want to consider planting an elemental garden. The four classical elements are often associated with Pagan and Wiccan spirituality, so why not incorporate them into your gardening?

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope For May 30–June 5, 2022, From The AstroTwins

The spirit of cooperation is in the air this week. Here’s what to know, according to the AstroTwins.

Kindred spirits come out of the woodwork this Monday, May 30, as the year’s only new moon in Gemini sparks synergies.

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Thought For The Day

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Elephant Journal: New Moon in Gemini: Tapping into the Beginner’s Mind. {May 30, 2022}

On May 30th, we are blessed with a new beginning in the sign of Gemini as we welcome the first New Moon following a heavy eclipse season.

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Treehugger: 15 Lovely Types of Lilies for Your Garden
Transform your yard into a floral-scented paradise.

Perhaps the most recognizable garden flowers, lilies are gorgeous summer-blooming perennials that bring color, texture, and fragrance to any garden. Lilies grow from bulbs into six-petaled flowers of various sizes and shapes atop one- to eight-foot-tall stems.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Will the Tau Herculid meteors produce a storm?

Predicted peak: Studies by teams of meteor experts suggest the peak of the shower will come at 5 UTC on May 31 (1 a.m. EDT on May 31).

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Patheos-Pagan: Shining a Light on Summer Solstice
MAY 28, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON

I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it: I love summer.

The longer light days, the warmer temperatures, the magick of being outside in a blue sky and blooming things (achoo): this excites me.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Enchanted Forest Music & Mystical Vocals ✦ Ethereal Fantasy Music ✦ 528 hz ✦ Path To The Elven Lands

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Inner Journey:

BALANCE MATERIAL AND SPIRITUAL

“What is [the role of money] in the search for meaning? Is our relationship to it one of the chief factors that keeps us in our prison, or could it also be a tool for breaking out, for awakening to a life filled with intensity of purpose?”
— Jacob Needleman

Our personality has a need for security. As a human in a material world, we need money to survive. If we don’t have enough for basics, our lives cannot function. At the same time, with too much emphasis on the material, we lose the spiritual awareness that brings meaning and fulfillment. The key lies in the balance.

What draws most of your attention, time and energy: spiritual growth or money? Reflect on (or better yet, journal on) the balance or lack of balance of these two in your life.

“Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.”
— Henry David Thoreau

“View money and things not as something you create to fill a lack, but as tools to help you more fully express yourself and realize your potential.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Never compromise a dream.

Do what you must. The fears, beasts, and mountains before you are part of the plan; stepping-stones to a promised land; to a time and place that is so much closer than even you suspect.

Don’t let your eyes deceive for even as you read these words, your ship swiftly approaches.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 10 Creamy Pasta Salads for Summer

Pasta salads are a cinch to make and a great choice for big-batch, make-ahead meals. Add your choice of proteins and other add-ins, and you’ve got a satisfying main dish.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
May 30, 2022

Connection


“Path presupposes distance;
If he be near, thou needest no path at all.
Verily, it makes one smile
To hear of a fish in water needing a drink.”

-Kabir


We’re all on this spiritual path, right? And where is it leading to?
Back to our Selves! Somewhere on our journey we’ll realize that we don’t have to go anywhere or do anything to find God. God is not hiding from us! The Divine Presence is right here, where we are. Now and always

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

You might prefer to do most things on your own today, but that may not be permitted. Find ways to involve others and enlist help, or simply let them do their part. Wait until tonight to decompress in private. It’s important to keep an even temper and not let others manipulate you emotionally. Your feelings are being strongly projected, so treat others with tact and avoid anger.

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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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 18, 2021 Summer Solstice Edition

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 18, 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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June is named after the Roman goddess Juneo, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women. .”

June 8 World Oceans Day


June 10 New Moon at 3:52 am PST/ 4:52 am MST/ 6:52 am EST // Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Flag Day

June 15 Worldwide Day of Giving

June 20 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice/ Father’s Day/ Sun enters Cancer

June 22 Mercury goes direct

June 24 Full Moon 11:39 am PST/ 12:39 pm MST/ 2:39 pm EST


Spirit Library: Intuition Is Your Greatest Power (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As we step towards the Solstice, an intensely powerful energy is moving within us pushing us towards expansion both internally and externally. The incoming energies are demanding urging us to see our life with perfect clarity and to find the light despite the challenges we still face. How we think, how we feel and how we react to life is transforming changing our perception and giving us a different view of what is now possible.

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Spirituality & Health: A Ritual for Summer Solstice and Father’s Day

The summer solstice coinciding with Father’s Day is a powerful opportunity for exploring the balance of masculine and feminine within yourself.

Read more……

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: The Magickal Herbs of Mid Summer

Fairy Offering: Sprinkle Sage or Vervain mixed with tobacco around =our garden as an offering to the elementals and fairies who help things grow.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Sunflower Magic and Folklore

When summer is at its peak, its not uncommon to see rows of sunflowers blooming in all of their colorful glory. Ranging from just a foot or two high to well over eight feet in height, sunflowers come in a variety of yellows and oranges

Read more….

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MBG: Why This Year’s Summer Solstice Is Extra Special + How To Spend It

Midsummer, Litha, Alban Hefin—whatever you know it as, the summer solstice is almost here. At 11:32 pm EDT this Sunday, June 20, the sun will reach its highest point in the sky, closing out the longest day of the year and signaling the official start of summer in the northern hemisphere

Read more….

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Summer Solstice Meditation

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Pagan Library: Summer Solstice Group Ritual
The Great Heat Banishing Rite

The Gathering

The group will gather inside the circle awaiting the beginning of the ritual.

The Procession of the Priestess and Priest

The Priestess and Priest will enter to drumming

The Call of the Quarters

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Mountain Rose Herbs: Fruit and Herb-Infused Water Recipes

A huge part of healthy living is about adopting lots of small, daily habits that add up to lifelong wellness. For over 25 years of clinical herbal practice, I have sought out and recommended simple hacks for making good lifestyle choices easier

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Exemplore: Seven Crystals for Celebrating Litha

Litha, also commonly known as the summer solstice, is a fire festival celebrated in June. This is the longest day of the year and the point in the year that the sun begins to recede. Crops will be in full growth by now and heading towards maturity and harvesting.

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EarthSky News: Northernmost Sun On Solstice

For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the June solstice signals the beginning of summer. For the Southern Hemisphere, winter starts at this solstice. This 2021 June solstice takes place on Monday, June 21, at 3:32 UTC; translate UTC to your time. In North America and U.S. time zones, that’s June 21 at 12:32 a.m. ADT, yet on June 20 at 11:32 p.m. EDT, 10:32 p.m. CDT, 9:32 p.m. MDT, 8:32 p.m. PDT, 7:32 p.m. AKDT (Alaskan Daylight Time) and 5:2 p.m. HAST (Hawaiian-Aleutian Standard Time). The solstice happens at the same instant for all of us, everywhere on Earth; only our clocks differ by time zone

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Patheos-Pagan: Celebrating Summer Solstice With Flowers and Fire

Summer is a beautiful time of year. The sun shines longer, the flowers are blooming, and gardens are beginning to flourish.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Lisa Thiel – Litha (Summer Solstice Song)

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Inner Journey:

CREATE HAPPINESS RIGHT NOW

“It is our basic right to be a happy person, happy family, and eventually a happy world. That should be our goal.”
— Dalai Lama

Little adjustments to our attitude and approach each day can create a major difference in our appreciation of life. On the surface, nothing changes. At the same time, absolutely everything does.

Use your awareness or your imagination to bring happiness to this moment. Find something to appreciate. Do this as often as you remember to do so, and your world will transform.

” … we can no longer afford to throw away even one ‘unimportant’ day by not noticing the wonder of it all. We have to be willing to discover and then appreciate the authentic moments of happiness available to all ofus every day.”
— Sarah Ban Breathnach

higherawareness.com

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Today’s Recipe: Making Mead for Solstice

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Magical Correspondences for Midsummer

June 20, 2021

Colors: Blue, green, gold or yellow, orange, white and red

Plants and Herbs: Anise, Mugwort, Chamomile, Rose, Lily, Cinquefoil, Lavender, Fennel, Sun Flower, Mistletoe,

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Daily Wisdom
June 18, 2021

Collaboration
“When two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worries and only half the royalties.”

-Agatha Christie (1955)


I think this pretty much applies in any business! And pretty much at times in any relationship. What we’re looking for is balance. Very rarely is the division of labor split 50/50. Life just doesn’t work like that. Sometimes in one area it’s 80/20, or in another it’s 40/60. It is important that we contribute to the best of our ability at any given time. Overall, a successful collaboration is where all of the parties involved can look at a finished project and say that they would do it again.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

Even if it’s a busy day at work or with loved ones, it may still be an introspective kind of day when you need to frequently take a quiet moment to reflect. Be organized and perform your tasks well, but also find those quiet instances when you can make sense of your feelings and impressions. You can get a great deal done today, and feel inwardly satisfied about it.

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/