Cat’s Morning Bits for June 10, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 10, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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June Events and Holidays

June 10: Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14: Flag Day

June 20: Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 20: New Moon at 11:41 pm PST

June 21: New Moon at 12:41 am MST/ 2:41 am EST

June 21 Father’s Day

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The earliest breath of June
Blows the white tassels from the cherry boughs,
And in the deepest shadow of noon
The mild-eyed oxen browse.
-Elizabeth Ann Allen (1832-1911)

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Spirit Library: Weaving a New Reality (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are in the midst of a vast global transformation which is bringing to the surface our collective karma. As deeply buried pain rises to the surface we are offered the opportunity to heal and transform wounds that have spanned lifetimes.

Read more…..

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Spiritual Unite: Challenging The Concept Of Unconditional Love

Today I was having a conversation regarding unconditional love, and I wanted to challenge the concept of unconditional love, the perception of it.

I raised up the subject of unconditional love being that everything is accepted, that it is not challenged, accepted as IS.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Create an Elemental Garden for Litha

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?

Read more….

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MBG: How To Practice Self-Acceptance (And Why That’s Not The Same As Complacency)

Radical acceptance means noticing how life is imminently unfolding without resistance, even if we don’t like or condone the way things are in any given moment. Applying this principle during a global pandemic can be particularly difficult.

Read more…

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Daily Dream Meaning: Cowboy

1. Whether the dreamer is a cowboy or simply sees one in his dream, he feels lost and alone, seeking wealth but never finding it.
2. If the cowboy is in the company of others, the dreamer is not as alone as he thinks.
3. If the cowboy is driving cattle, the dreamer shouldn’t despair, as better financial conditions are on the way.

astrology.com

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Cernunnos The Horned God of Celtic Mythology – (Celtic Mythology Explained)

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Today’s DIY: Natural Fly Repellant

Here is a way to keep pesky flies and mosquitos away using citrus and cloves. Simply cut the citrus in half and insert the cloves into the lime. The scent keeps them away and it is a natural solution.

Read more…

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Elephant Journal: Think For Yourself. {Poem}

I hope this poem awakens your sense of curiosity, vulnerability, and strength, as it did for me. ❤ ~ Sophie

You were born
perfect

with everything you need

to be successful.

Outside influences guide our lives.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Find the Crow, Cup and Water Snake

At nightfall tonight, or any June evening, look in a general southward direction for Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: A Witch’s Sevenfold Waning Moon Spell for Magical Resistance

When it comes to Witches doing Magical Resistance work, the important thing is to keep working – past the big blasts and news awareness and into the quieter moments.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: SONG OF SUMMER SOLSTICE | Kulning & Nyckelharpa

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Inner Journey:

THE KEY TO THE FUTURE

“The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination.”
— John Schaar

We’ve been taught to look forward to our future. Somehow, we believe, things will be better then. But the future is not available to be lived – we can only live NOW. So what are we doing to live best right now? What are we doing now that will bear fruit when we reach some future now?

“Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.”
— Roger Babson

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

Tell me, when you think of taking consistent action in the general direction of your dreams do you imagine discipline, stamina, work, sacrifice, monotony, courage, and strategies?

Or…

Are you thinking adventure, discovery, new friends, excitement at the crack of dawn, magic, surprises, fun, laughter, and, on occasion, the Macarena?

Cool! Me too, “HEY!”

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spicy Mustard Dipping Sauce

I came up with this sauce when the Louisiana-style chicken restaurant we order food from never had their spicy mustard dipping sauce available, mostly due to popularity. You can use whatever type and add as much spiciness to this as you want. I used habanero hot sauce. So good!

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to rituals involving inspiration, communications, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
June 10, 2020

Feelings
“Human relations are built on feeling, not on reason or knowledge. And feeling is not an exact science; like all spiritual qualities, it has the vagueness of greatness about it.”

-Amelia E. Barr, 1904

 
We all have some friends who we love and we’re happy to have in our lives. It doesn’t matter that we might have nothing in common, or live thousands of miles away, or communicate quite rarely. The minute we see that friend it’s like no time has gone by at all. There’s a spiritual connection between people that is beyond definition. We can’t explain it, but we can certainly feel it when it is there.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 9, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 9, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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June Events and Holidays

June 10: Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14: Flag Day

June 20: Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 20: New Moon at 11:41 pm PST

June 21: New Moon at 12:41 am MST/ 2:41 am EST

June 21 Father’s Day

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In June ’tis good to lie beneath a tree
While the blithe season comforts every sense,
Steeps all the brain in rest, and heals the heart,
Brimming it o’er with sweetness unawares.
-James Russell Lowell (1819-91)

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Spirit Library: Healing & Releasing the Past

In this time of profound expansion the incoming energies are greatly magnifying our collective and individual wounds and urging us to heal. What is emerging both individually and collectively are the recurring patterns of thought, feeling and behaviour, which have suppressed the trauma, pain and suffering of the past.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Litha Legends and Lore

Litha, or Midsummer, is a celebration that has been observed for centuries, in one form or another. It is no surprise, then, that there are plenty of myths and legends associated with this time of year. Let’s take a look at some of the best known summer solstice folklore.

Read more….

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Pagan Library: Soft Mead

Anon

1 quart water, preferably spring water
1 cup honey
1 sliced lemon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Boil together all ingredients in a non-metallic pot. While boiling, scrape off the rising “scum” with a wooden spoon. When no more rises add the following:
pinch salt
juice of 1/2 lemon

Strain and cool. Drink in place of alcoholic mead or wine during the Simple Feast.

http://www.paganlibrary.com/recipes/soft_mead.php

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Daily Dream Meaning: Hand

1. A hand that is open and pointing towards the sky is giving the “Fear not!” gesture of ancient times. Therefore, if you see this symbol, whether the hand is of a person or is totally disembodied, something that you’re afraid of is actually nothing to fear.
2. Beautiful, well-kept hands indicate satisfaction in life, while dirty hands indicate some kind of “mess” in your life that needs to be “cleaned up.”
3. Hands that are working diligently indicate success and good fortune through the dreamer’s own efforts.
4. Hands that caress the dreamer or someone else in the dream, including a pet, imply happiness in love, while hands that are waving in farewell indicate temporary separations.
5. Tied hands imply obstacles in attaining one’s goals, while shaking hands imply either a new friend or a reunion with an old one.
6. Injured or bandaged hands indicates delays in attaining one’s goals; look to other symbols in the dream to discern how these delays can be subverted, or, if they’re inevitable, how best the time during the delays can be spent.

astrology.com

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Dragonfly (from Cat’s notes)

The Dragonfly symbolizes transformation and ease of adapting to life and it’s changes. These changes take root in our mental and emotional maturity and help us gain an understanding of life’s deeper meanings. When dragonfly shows up its message is “It’s your time to transform to a new level. Look beyond the surface and gain insight into the deeper aspects of life.” These flexible and adaptable creatures teach us to be light in spirit and if you find yourself stuck and in need of a new perspective then embrace your ability to adapt and find a new angle to attack the issue.

According to myth dragonflies were once thought to have once been dragons and if you look closely at their armored bodies you can see why our ancestors may have thought so. Of course, people also thought that dragonflies had teeth, which they don’t. However, they do have very strong mandibles. If you get a chance to sit and observe one you can actually hear their jaws snapping together as they catch insects.

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Today’s DIY: How to Fly Stick || Tools of the Craft

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Color Symbolism; Blue

The word for the color blue comes from the French word ‘bleu’. In Thailand, Japan and Korea the same word is used to describe the word blue and green. To describe blue, they use the actual shade, eg.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Big and Little Dippers on June evenings

Tonight, assuming you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, you can easily find the legendary Big Dipper, called The Plough by our friends in the U.K. or The Wagon throughout much of Europe. This familiar star pattern is high in the north at nightfall in June. Find it, and let it be your guide to the Little Dipper, too.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Green Witch Plant Profile: Peony Is A Powerful Plant Ally

So, I’ve learned peony is a powerful plant ally. The other day, while looking out my kitchen window I saw something beautiful. The peony bushes are blooming! Big, beautiful snowball-like blossoms that draw the eye both day and night.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Pachamama – Astral Flowers

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Inner Journey:

THERE’S HOPE!

“No matter how painful our early experiences were, our Essence cannot be harmed. Our Essence is waiting for the opportunity to reveal itself. In a very true sense, we are waiting for the opportunity to become ourselves.Our spirit is yearning to break free, to express itself …

“And yet, ironically, we always fear and resist opening to that which is most real in us. When we trust in the process and give ourselves over to it, however, our true nature comes forth. The result is real integrity,love, authenticity, creativity, understanding, guidance, joy, power, and serenity-all of the qualities we are forever demanding that personality supply.”
— Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Don’t all those goody-goodies who tell you that life is “how you take it” make you want to scream?!

Me too, but let’s have patience with them.

Life’s not about how you take it, it’s about the glory of living deliberately and crafting circumstances, magnetizing players and forging alliances, leveraging the Universe and engaging the magic so that you can have the sun, the moon, and the stars.

Shall we?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Alexa’s Spicy Breakfast Potatoes

The sweet-smelling mix of potatoes, spicy paprika, peppers, and onion fills the house for a delicious start to the morning. Serve with a sunny-side up egg, hot sauce, and ketchup.

Read 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
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, 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
Mars rules Tuesday. The energies of this day best harmonize with efforts of masculine vibration, such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. Use them, too, for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
June 9, 2020

Feelings
“Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.”

-Audre Lorde, 1983

 
Our feelings are what guide us. Our natural attraction to certain areas of study leads us to higher learning. When we follow our instincts we find opportunities for ourselves that help us to achieve our goals, and to make our visions a reality

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

This is one of those days when everything is up in the air and you doubt that you could do much even if you tried. Nonetheless, things can go well when some unexpected good luck comes your way. Your carefree attitude can attract some unexpected help to keep you going and to make things interesting if not fun. Uncertainty can be inspiring in its own way.

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/

Summer Solstice Blessings: Cat’s Angel Message for June 21, 2019

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Summer Solstice Blessings: Cat’s Angel Message for June 21, 2019

June’s Theme: Maintaining balance our 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.


“Kind hearts are the gardens; kind thoughts are the roots; kind words are the flowers; kind deeds are the fruits.” – English Proverb


621:  Today is the Summer Solstice (aka Litha or MidSummer) which makes today the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. This Solstice packs some pretty powerful energy and by tapping into this power source we can boost our own powers of manifestation. The key is to believe in yourself as well as the creator. The stronger our belief is the more we are able to clearly see the blessings and miracles around us. Even the small everyday ones become clearer, which are more important by far. The ancient Romans honored the goddess Fortuna on this day and this is a good time to acknowledge the blessings you have as well as the ones that are coming.


Today try working with the deities associated with the Summer Solstice like Sulis Minerva, Apollo, Horus, Athena, Kali and Isis. The ancient Romans also honored the goddess Fortuna on this day and it’s a great time to acknowledge your blessings as well as your power as a creator.


Sacred Stones for the Summer Solstice include:

Amber to enhance your earth connection and to promote grounding. It is also a great healing stone (it’s actually tree resin) that helps to remove energetic impurities from the body.

Jade helps us to understand that you are spiritual being on the very human journey we call life. it stimulates knowledge and ideas.

Sunstone has a strong connection to light and helps to harness the re energizing power of the sun during meditation and everyday life. It is linked to all benevolent deities and brings good fortune and luck.

Tiger’s Eye works with the energies of both earth and sun, it also helps with grounding while drawing spiritual energies to earth.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 20, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 20, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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Paula is digging and shaping the loam of a salvia,
Scarlet Chinese talker of summer.
Two petals of crabapple blossom blow fallen in Paula’s hair
And fluff of white from a cottonwood.
-Carl Sandburg (1878-1902)

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Spiritual Unite: Turkey Spirit Animal Meaning – Share Gratitude For Abundance

When the turkey is your spirit animal, you are resonating with Mother Earth and the natural world.
The symbolic meanings of the turkey are becoming central to your life at this point, so it is essential to pay attention to the message.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/turkey-spirit-animal-meaning-share-gratitude-for-abundance/

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ThoughtCo: Litha Prayers

Midsummer is the time when we celebrate the bounty of the earth and the power of the sun. Our fields are flourishing, fruits are blossoming on the trees, herb bushes are fragrant and full of life. The sun is at its highest point in the sky, and it has bathed the earth in its warmth, heating up the soil so that when autumn rolls around, we’ll have a rich and bountiful harvest. These prayers celebrate the different aspects of midsummer. Feel free to modify them to suit the needs of your tradition.

https://www.learnreligions.com/prayers-and-blessings-for-litha-4051842

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Daily Good: Happiness is Practice, Not Pleasure

Put aside your preconceptions of happiness and join Krista Tippett with French born Tibetan monk Matthieu Ricard, author of Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill. Ricard reframes happiness as not simply a pleasure or sensation to be experienced, but as a skill to be practiced and cultivated. He asks, “What are the inner conditions that foster a genuine sense of flourishing, of fulfillment?”

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2340/happiness-is-practice-not-pleasure-on-being/

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Elephant Journal: The Unconventional Way I Healed from Heartbreak.

I’m a statistic: just one of millions of women who have a failed marriage as a chapter in their life story.
I am also one of millions of women who discovered that having your heart ripped out of your chest can be a great way to learn how strong you are and to discover a whole new life waiting for you on the other side of the pain.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/06/how-a-trip-to-home-depot-saved-me-from-the-wreckage-of-my-divorce-rebecca-west/

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

You may be dwelling on your weakness or discomfort, and those things may be real enough, but take heart and know that these things are also temporary and are not going to last much longer. You underestimate or overlook your great powers of recovery and self-healing. You have too much love of life to be kept down for long. Give yourself a break and relax a bit.

astronomy.com

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MNN: 8 mind-boggling dolphin facts

Dolphins never cease to amaze. As researchers delve into the underwater world of these brilliant cetaceans, we’re learning how full of surprises these creatures are, from their intricate social lives to their intelligence. Here are just some of the ways dolphins are exceptional, both physically and mentally.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/7-mind-boggling-dolphin-facts

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Today’s Deity: Spider Woman

Spider Woman appears in the mythology of several Native American tribes, including the Navajo, Keresan, and Hopi. In most cases, she is associated with the emergence of life on earth. She helps humans by teaching them survival skills. Spider Woman also teaches the Navajos the art of weaving. Before weavers sit down at the loom, they often rub their hands in spider webs to absorb the wisdom and skill of Spider Woman.

Read more: http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/Sp-Tl/Spider-Woman.html#ixzz5rImya8zr

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EarthSky News: Longest sunsets happen around the solstice

Here’s a natural phenomenon you might never have imagined. That is, the sun actually takes more time to set around the time of a solstice.
It’s true. The longest sunsets (and sunrises) occur at or near the solstices. The shortest sunsets (and sunrises) occur at or near the equinoxes. This is true whether you live in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/longest-sunsets-around-solstices

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Patheos-Pagan: Finding Magickal Tools

What kind of magickal tools you use and where to find them has been a topic of hot conversation for as long as I can remember. Certain traditions have very strict rules about magickal tools. Outside of any traditions that you are a part of, you have a lot of flexibility when it comes to finding magickal tools. Here are the stories of a few of my faves.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2019/06/finding-magickal-tools/

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Inner Journey:

APPRECIATION

“You can never get to peace and inner security without first acknowledging all of the good things in your life. If you’re forever wanting and longing for more without first appreciating things the way they are, you’llstay in discord.”
— Doc Childre and Howard Martin

Develop an attitude of gratitude. We discover a sense of wholeness as we appreciate both the small and big things in our lives. And it really helps to remember to appreciate ourselves. Appreciation is more than just acceptance — it’s respect and admiration.Let go of criticism and self-abuse.

“Generally, appreciation means some blend of thankfulness, admiration, approval, and gratitude. In the financial world, something that ‘appreciates’ grows in value. With the power tool of appreciation, you get the benefitof both perspectives: as you learn to be consistently thankful and approving, your life will grow in value.”
— Doc Childre and Howard Martin

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Even dwelling upon the end result, imagining all the glorious consequences, and feeling the joy you anticipate in advance still doesn’t compare to the power you wield, the dragons you slay, and the legions you command when you act as if your greatest dreams have already come true.
Olé…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pulled Pork Swineapple

What do you get when you cross pulled pork, pineapple, and bacon? Swineapple! This is a fun stuffed pineapple recipe for these hotter months that will make your friends and family squeal. Give it a try!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Pulled-Pork-Swineapple.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
June 20, 2019
Comfort

“One sits uncomfortably on a too comfortable cushion.”

-Lillian Hellman, 1976

What I get from this is that there is such a thing as “too comfortable” and that’s not necessarily a good thing. We need a certain amount of change, and renewal in our lives to keep things moving, to keep things active. Life spurs us on – and one way it does that is by making us uncomfortable sometimes. We feel the need to seek comfort, and that causes us to grow.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Natural Living Ideas:  5 Genius Ways To Use Essential Oils In The Kitchen

Essential oils are handy to have around when you are working in the kitchen. They can be used from cleaning kitchen worktops, to providing the “right” ambience for your latest social gathering! However, it is essential that you understand how to use essential oils safely in this way to avoid unwanted accidents.

This article is a quick introduction on how to use essential oils in the kitchen. For a comprehensive look at the therapeutic properties of the individual essential oils mentioned, consult the appropriate essential oil profile.

https://www.naturallivingideas.com/kitchen-essential-oils/

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 17, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 17, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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The Junes were free and full, driving through tiny
Roads, the mudguards brushing the cowparsley,
Through fields of mustard and under boldly embattled
Mays and chestnuts.
-Louis MacNeice (1907-63)

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Spiritual Unite: Panda Spirit Animal Meaning – Balance Need For Peace With Social Time

The panda spirit animal represents gentle strength, inner peace and emotional sensitivity.
These concepts are essential to you and becoming conscious of them will help you to achieve balance within yourself.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/panda-spirit-animal-meaning-balance-need-for-peace-with-social-time/

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ThoughtCo: Celebrate Litha With Summer Solstice Recipes

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.

https://www.learnreligions.com/recipes-for-the-summer-solstice-4136752

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MBG: How To Harness The Big, Bold Energy Of Tonight’s Sagittarius Full Moon

What would be possible if we opened our minds? The Sagittarius moon arrives to help us explore that.
With the full moon in candid Sagittarius, there could be some jaw-dropping headlines before the week is through. These high-minded moonbeams could bring a potent reminder that honesty is still the best policy.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/full-moon-in-sagittarius-june-2019-everything-you-need-to-know

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Daily Tarot: Strength

Anger could raise its ugly little head today, but you have things under control. Don’t engage, if possible, and tactfully deflect the worst of whatever misunderstanding caused the outbreak. If it’s repressed anger, there may never be any loud or angry words. You can smooth any ruffled feathers simply by standing up and not being intimidated or rushed into any action or opinion. Be at your best today.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Deepening Our Comfort with Uncertainty

While many of us associate uncertainty with discomfort and fear, there is an exquisite beauty to be found in the transformation that takes place when we can welcome the unknown. Kristi Nelson, the Executive Director of A Network for Grateful Living, examines what it means to surrender to the unpredictable nature of our days and the rewards that manifest as a result. “Much of our freedom depends on cultivating greater perspective about being with uncertainty, however and whenever we can,” she writes. Read more to learn how you can lean into the impending unknown with gratitude and awareness

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2324/deepening-our-comfort-with-uncertainty-kristi-nelson/

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Elephant Journal: The Moon Soothes my Soul.

Luna, the beautiful goddess of the Moon,
dressed in shimmering white with a crown of stars around her head.
A quiver with golden arrows on her back,
a bow in her right hand,
ready to pierce the night with her brightness.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/06/how-our-emotions-cycle-with-the-phases-of-the-moon-cindy-chase/

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MNN: 20 minutes in nature a day is your ticket to feeling better

Nature soothes our stressed-out souls. We instinctively know nature is the best prescription, but new research is revealing how little time we need to set aside to reap the benefits.
In one study, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, researchers tried to identify the most effective “dose” of nature within the context of normal daily life

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/urban-park-20-minutes-feel-better-study

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EarthSky News: Strawberry Moon and Jupiter from dusk to dawn

On both June 16 and 17, 2019, the moon will appear full to the eye as it shines close to the king planet Jupiter all night long. The crest of the moon’s full phase comes at a specific instant, though – the instant the moon and sun are most opposite each other on our sky’s dome for this month – and that moment happens on June 17, 2019, at 8:31 UTC

https://earthsky.org/tonight/strawberry-moon-jupiter-from-dusk-till-dawn

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Patheos-Pagan: A New Chant for Litha: Honoring the Green Ones at Midsummer

It’s hard to believe, but official summer is almost here. The days are long. Here in the Mid-Atlantic, spring flowers are spent and we are seeing summer blooms opening around us; roses and lilies have taken the place of tulips and daffodils. The bright spring green of leaves’ first unfurling is past. Jungle green is all around us now and keeping up with the weeds in the garden is a daily challenge.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/naturessacredjourney/2019/06/chant-litha-honoring-green-ones-midsummer/

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Inner Journey:

LONELINESS

“When humans find themselves surrounded by nothing but objects, the response is always one of loneliness.”
— Brian Swimme

Soul lives through relationship and it is in soul that we find meaning. We can have meaningful relationships with people, animals and other beings, projects, ideas and ideals.

How much time do you devote to building relationships with things?

“Loneliness is caused by an alienation from life. It is a loneliness from your real self.”
— Maxwell Maltz

“No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.”
— George Eliot

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Ten thousand times a day for ten thousand different reasons, angels share your story to inspire, comfort, and reassure the world’s most able dreamers, thinkers, and lovers.

Well, I’d want to know –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Green Pumpkin Flower Soup

Yes, the flower is eatable. This green pumpkin flower soup is a very cool light quick and easy to make soup.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Green-Pumpkin-Flower-Soup.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
June 17, 2019

Comfort

“I have enjoyed many of the comforts of life, none of which I wish to esteem lightly; yet I confess I know not any joy that is so dear to me, that so fully satisfies the inmost desires of my mind, that so enlivens refines, and elevates my whole nature, as that which I derive from religion – from faith in God. – May this God be thy God, thy refuge, thy comfort, as he has been mine.”
-John Caspar Lavater (1741-1801)
It doesn’t matter which religion we follow – we can garner comfort from our relationship with God, from our faith. When we feel in need of comfort, this is where we should turn first. Out of habit, we tend to look elsewhere – but we will always find comfort, and strength when we look within.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 3, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 3, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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Nothing is so beautiful as Spring-
When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;
Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring
The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing.
-Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89)

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Spiritual Unite: Seeing An Owl At Night Meaning

The natural world is teeming with symbolism, and the owl is no exception. There are many cultural and spiritual meanings associated with owl encounters, especially when you see them at night

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/seeing-an-owl-at-night-meaning-caution-is-recommended/

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Today’s Deity: Bendis (Thracian)

BENDIS was the ancient Thracian goddess of the moon and hunting who was worshipped with Bacchic-like orgies in the wilds of Thrake.
The Greeks identified her with the goddesses Artemis, Hekate and Selene. Bendis may have been the same as the Thracian goddess Kotys (Cotys).

https://www.theoi.com/Thrakios/Bendis.html

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ThoughtCo: Celebrating Litha, the Summer Solstice

The gardens are blooming, and summer is in full swing. Fire up the barbeque, turn on the sprinkler, and enjoy the celebrations of Midsummer! Also called Litha, this summer solstice Sabbat honors the longest day of the year. Take advantage of the extra hours of daylight and spend as much time as you can outdoors!

https://www.learnreligions.com/guide-to-celebrating-litha-2562231

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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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MBG: Feeling Overwhelmed? Try This Simple Relaxing Exercise

When we feel stressed or anxious, it’s not uncommon for our breath to become shallow—we may even feel like we’re holding our breath. As you can guess, this doesn’t help when trying to relieve anxiety. Sarah Bowen, the author of the new book Spiritual Rebel, lets us in on an easy way to engage with our breath and become aware of our inner state. Whether you’re out and about or sitting at a desk, you’ll be able to do this exercise and hopefully, find yourself in a more peaceful state.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/feeling-overwhelmed-try-this-simple-relaxing-exercise

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June Correspondences
Nature Spirits: Sylphs & Zephyrs
Herbs: Dog Grass; Meadowsweet; Mosses; Parsley; Skullcap; Tansey& Vervain
Colours: Orange & Golden-Green
Flowers: Lavender; Orchid & Yarrow
Scents: Lily of the Valley & Lavender
Stones: Topaz; Agate; Alexandrite & Flourite
Trees: Oak
Animals: Monkey; Butterfly; Frog & Toad
Birds: Wren & Peacock
Deities: Aine of Knockaine; Bendis; Cerridwen; Green Man; Ishtar;Isis & Neith
Power Flow: Decision Making; Prevent; Protect; Reward; Strengthen;Taking Responsibility; Time of Light

originally found here: mystiksangelrealm.com

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Elephant Journal: New Moon Meditation: Sowing Seeds for Love, Joy & Abundance

Once upon a time I was keen on manifesting my desires. Now, I’m more interested in surrendering to the Divine’s plan for my life.
That’s not to say I don’t experience any desire for particular things and experiences. It’s just that I’m aware of the old adage, “Be careful what you wish for”. What we desire is not always for our highest good.
And equally, what we desire may be entirely for our highest good and be fully aligned with Divine’s plan for us

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/06/new-moon-meditation-sowing-seeds-for-love-joy-abundance/

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MNN: What to see in the night sky in June

Welcome to June, a glorious month filled with the sweet fragrance of flowers, BBQs, long days and short evenings. It’s also the start of summer, offering those interested in gazing up at the night sky an opportunity to do so with little more than a blanket or lawn chair. Check out our list below for some highlights to catch in the skies above this month. Wishing you clear evenings!

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/blogs/what-see-night-sky-june

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EarthSky News: Find the Crow, Cup and Water Snake

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 your northern sky around 9 p.m. in early June. Spica is your jumping off point to three faint constellations: Corvus the Crow, Crater the Cup and Hydra the Snake.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/the_crow_the_cup_and_the_water_snake

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Patheos-Pagan: Why Can’t There Be Christian Witches?

I noticed someone on social media lamenting a Christian Witches convention that took place in Salem Massachusetts this past April. Never mind that the event is already over with, I’m much more bothered by the policing of both the Witch and Christian worlds, and the idea that there’s “no such thing as a Christian witch.”

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/panmankey/2019/05/why-cant-there-be-christian-witches/

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Inner Journey:

THE GIFT OF JOY

“Joy is prayer – Joy is strength – Joy is love – Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
— Mother Teresa

Some people unconsciously believe it’s not okay to feel more joyful than the people around them. Out of a mistaken sense of caring, they squelch their joy and tune in to the sadness of the one they are with.

In truth, joy is one of the greatest gifts we can give to people around us. Those who are unhappy need our joy, not our sadness.

“Never miss a joy in this world of trouble … that’s my theory! … Happiness, like mercy, is twice blest: it blesses those most intimately associated with it and it blesses all those who see it, hear it, touch it or breathe the same atmosphere.”
— Kate Douglas Wiggin

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Let’s say you live by a great, abundant, life-giving ocean, though at a very primitive time in history, and so you are very, very hungry. And let’s further say that you’re given a choice: a wading pond full of fish or fishing lessons; enough fish to last you for several weeks, or the skills to tap an unlimited supply. Which would you choose?

Ah-ha.

But, what if learning to fish meant multiple solo attempts to test out your new skills, during which you’d likely feel anxious, uncertain, and a little confused? And that while your instructor would never be far, doting over you like a mother does a young child, you’d forget this, and sometimes feel all alone. Would you still choose the lessons?

Oh, re-a-l-l-y?

Can you see me, now?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Corn and Sweet Basil Savory Bread

This corn and sweet basil bread is a good gluten free side dish to make when having a barbecue. It can also be served as a stand-alone dish, especially when served with butter and cheese, or with butter and biltong* powder.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Corn-and-Sweet-Basil-Savory-Bread-gluten-free.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
June 3, 2019

Progress

“Frozen food is not progress.”

-Russell Baker

Technology has offered us some amazing conveniences – but at what expense? Do we hole up with our computers rather than socialize with our fellow travelers? Do we make a habit of eating fast food rather than enjoying the wholesomeness of something freshly prepared at home? Where, for the sake of “progress,” have we gone awry? When we remember the lessons we have learned in the past and build on them, then we make progress. It’s not necessarily about making life “easier” but about experiencing the beauty that is already there.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 9 Questions for Uncovering Your Gifts
I define your Gift as: An insight wrapped in talent and shared with others.
So, it’s not just what you’re good at. It’s what you’re good at applied to what you care about. The combination is dynamite—for you, for others.

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/

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, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 30, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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Winds of May, that dance on the sea,
Dancing a ring-around in glee
From furrow to furrow, while overhead
The foam flies up to be garlanded,
In silvery arches spanning the air.
-James Joyce (1882-1941)

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Spiritual Unite: The Third Eye, The Pineal Gland: How We Are Connected To The Cosmos

It all comes down to the mystical Third Eye. The Third Eye is an inner visual organ and a concept in mysticism.
It refers in part to the Ajna chakra of Eastern spiritual traditions. The Third eye is said to be the gate that leads into the spaces of higher consciousness within

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/the-third-eye-the-pineal-gland-how-we-are-connected-to-the-cosmos/

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ThoughtCo: Harvesting, Drying and Storing Your Magical Herbs

Whether you’re an apartment dweller with a few small containers on the patio, or a rural gardener with an entire patch of magical goodies to choose from, harvesting homegrown herbs is a gratifying experience. You can either harvest a few bits at a time, as you need them, and use them fresh, or you can gather entire bunches at once to dry and preserve.

https://www.learnreligions.com/harvesting-drying-and-storing-magical-herbs-2562025

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MBG: It’s Like These Stress Reduction Strategies Were Tailor-Made For Gemini Season

The Sun streams through Gemini (May 20–June 21), helping you tap into the communicative, agile, and youthful qualities that this sign represents. During this monthlong cycle, you may be feeling connection and your intellectual curiosity piqued. Using the following self-care strategies, you can fine-tune your well-being, foster vitality, and reduce stress.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/wellness-tips-to-try-in-may-and-june-for-gemini-season

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Tetraktys: Drawing Down the Moon Ritual for Solitary Witches

Anyone who’s been studying witchcraft for a while has heard about drawing down the moon. Just the name evokes mystery and dark romantism. But do you really know what it is? If not, you’ve come to the right place, seeker! In this article, you will learn what is drawing down the moon and how to do it on your own. But I must warn you: it is an advanced act of magick not meant for beginners.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/drawing-down-the-moon-ritual/

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Elephant Journal: A Morning Letting Go Ritual.

Every morning, I wake up.
And then I just let go.
I let go of the day before. Finally. It takes my slumber to do so.
And I let go of tomorrow too. Preemptively.
I look at what’s directly in front, that moment, those minutes.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/05/a-morning-letting-go-ritual-kimberly-valzania/

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MNN: What the heck is a tanuki? 8 things you didn’t know about raccoon dogs

Native to East Asia, raccoon dogs (also known as a “tanuki”) are frequently misunderstood animals that serve as a major cultural icon in Japan.
Intrigued by their bushy fur, soft eyes and gentle disposition? We’ve put together a crash course that will get you up to speed on everything you need to know about these adorable creatures.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/what-the-heck-is-a-tanuki-8-things-you-didnt-know-about-raccoon-dogs

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

Right and wrong are important, yes, but today equally or more important could be doing what helps the most or alleviates the most pain or difficulty for someone or something. It could be as simple as feeding a stray cat, but it could be much more complicated, especially if it involves someone you care deeply for. Try to see things clearly and don’t overreact about anything.

astrology.com (daily email)

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Today’s Deity: Kali

Kali is the Hindu goddess (or Devi) of death, time, and doomsday and is often associated with sexuality and violence but is also considered a strong mother-figure and symbolic of motherly-love. Kali also embodies shakti – feminine energy, creativity and fertility – and is an incarnation of Parvati, wife of the great Hindu god Shiva. She is most often represented in art as a fearful fighting figure with a necklace of heads, skirt of arms, lolling tongue, and brandishing a knife dripping with blood

https://www.ancient.eu/Kali/

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EarthSky News: Big and Little Dippers on June evenings

Tonight, assuming you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, you can easily find the legendary Big Dipper, called The Plough by our friends in the U.K. or The Wagon throughout much of Europe. This familiar star pattern is high in the north at nightfall in June. Find it, and let it be your guide to the Little Dipper, too.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/big-dipper-high-in-north-on-june-evenings

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Patheos-Pagan: Between Beltane and Litha: Now What?

I sadly say good-bye to Beltane every year, put my flower crowns away for a little while, and look towards Litha. Beltane can be such a joyous time, that the days between that celebration and Litha can feel like a bit of a slump. Not to mention, looking at June 1st with a sense of bewilderment: where has half the year gone?

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2019/05/between-beltane-and-litha-now-what/

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Inner Journey:

APPLY WHAT YOU KNOW

“Knowledge of any kind … brings about a change in awareness from where it is possible to create new realities.”
— Deepak Chopra

As we evolve, we handle knowledge in different ways. We tend to move through these stages:
•We are unaware.
•We become aware of facts, data, information.
•We comprehend meaning from the facts.
•We can personally apply the information in our lives.
•We have wisdom – enlightened, we can lovingly apply our knowledge to world affairs.
•We live in truth.

How have you personally experienced a shifting of applying knowledge from one level to the next?

“More important than finding the teacher is finding and following the truth of the teaching….”
— Sogyal Rinpoche

“There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.”
— Arnold Bennett

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

You know you’ve made it when you suddenly realize that there’s nothing in the world anyone might ever give you, no matter how grand or fabulous, that you can’t give to yourself.

Nothing.

You’ve so made it,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Milk Candy Balls (Yema)

These milk candy balls are called yema in the Phillippines. They are made from sweetened condensed milk, egg and sugar.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Milk-Candy-Balls-Yema-1.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
May 30, 2019

Self-Realization
“Spiritual living is a fulfillment from moment to moment, in which the outer person is in a state of living rapport with the inner being and becomes an extension thereof.”

-N. Sri Ram (1889 – ?) Thoughts for Aspirants, 1972

A lot of times we tend to separate our “outer life” from our “inner life.” Maybe we’re working at a job we hate just for the money, while our heart aches for something more. Or we can’t seem to find that certain relationship we’re longing. We can come up with all kinds of justifications for these things. But there’s always a solution. To fully integrate ourselves, we’ve got to make our outer life an extension, or an expression, of our inner life. We’ve got to develop that rapport spiritually within so that we understand how much power we have to create anything in our lives.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Walk your Talk with Archangel Michael
Are you willing to walk your talk ? Then you are ready to have Archangel Michael to overlight your journey. If you want to work on Archangel Michael’s Team – Get yourself Committed Now – Committed to…

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/

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 21, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 21, 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 daisies are nodding o’er bending grass,
With bright eyes greeting me as I pass;
As offering sweets from a billowy knoll,
The buttercup lifteth its golden bowl;
The feathery clouds float airily by,
Flecking with silver the blue of the sky.
-Emily Thornton Charles (1845-95)

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Spiritual Unite: Potent Cosmic Energies This Summer/Winter Solstice

The June Solstice falls on the 21st, the same day as the Full Moon. This is of particular significance and will amplify the cosmic energies of this already potent day.

In the Northern Hemisphere the solstice represents the starting of summer. On this day, we will have the longest period of sunlight and the shortest period of darkness.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/potent-cosmic-energies-this-summerwinter-solstice/

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MBG: 7 Ways To Transform Your Energy Quickly

Ever felt like your energy is just off? Sometimes we all slip into a negative or funky mood for no apparent reason. As a psychic intuitive, I know the power of energy. Changing your energy can change what shows up in your life—and how you react when it does. Try one of these quick and simple actions the next time you need an energy reboot:

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/10-quick-energy-clearing-tips

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Elephant Journal: Celebrate the Summer Solstice with 108 Sun Salutations.

We practice 108 Surya Namaskars to mark the close of a chapter, and invite in new energy.
This heat-building meditation helps us detoxify, reground, and activate our prana, or life force, as we move buried emotions out of the body and let go of what no longer serves us.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/celebrate-the-summer-solstice-with-108-sun-salutations/

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MNN: Sea urchins can see just fine with their feet

The first thing anyone notices about a sea urchin is how uninviting it looks: this “porcupine of the sea” looks downright medieval with those endless rows of black spikes pointing in every direction, daring you to get too close.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/sea-urchins-no-eyes-see-feet

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EarthSky News: Summer solstice at Stonehenge

It’s summer solstice time for us in the Northern Hemisphere. This solstice occurs at the instant the sun reaches its most northerly point on the celestial sphere, the imaginary sphere of stars surrounding Earth. In 2018, the June solstice happens at 10:07 UTC on June 21; translate to your time zone. Many – perhaps you – will celebrate this solstice sunrise, or next year’s solstice sunrise, at Stonehenge. Why?

http://earthsky.org/earth/gallery-the-summer-solstice-as-seen-from-stonehenge

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Patheos-Pagan: Midsummer Reset Ritual

Ever have a year where it seems like you look up and it’s suddenly June? Where did half the year go? I felt that yearly wave of panic as the calendar turned to June 1st. As with many of us, the year had been filled with life’s challenges.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2018/06/midsummer-reset-ritual/

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Inner Journey: Play with the growth journey!

“Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.”
— Max Eastman

Banish bad baggage, backward beliefs, boring boundaries, big blocks and belittling blame by building your beingness bridge by becoming a beautiful, bold, balanced, broadminded, boundless being.

“If life doesn’t offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.”
— Anthony J. D’Angelo

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

OK, can you keep a secret?

Let me tell you what happens…

There’ll be trumpets, fanfare, and parades. Happy tears, giggles, and hugs. Shrieks of joy, fits of laughter, and reunions with best friends.

There will be quiet, reflection, and revelations. Aha’s! No-way’s! And, of course, You-have-to-be-kidding’s!

Eventually followed by a deep, often surprising, longing for what will by then be viewed as the dream-life you led.

You could plot it on a chart.

The point of course, is that you are now living that dream-life.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Lemonade

Simple and delicious! You can make any summer time drinks or refreshers by adding fresh fruit to any of your favorite beverages. I made a 2 quart pitcher of my favorite lemonade. You can make this from scratch or use Crystal light or what ever summer beverage you like.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Strawberry-Lemonade.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
June 21, 2018

Creativity

“We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.”-Nelson Mandela

Part of our purpose in life lies in our creativity. We are each an individual expression of God, and we each have a special contribution to bring to this planet. What makes your heart sing? What do you love to do? When you are doing that, you are expressing the divine presence within you. It’s joyful, it’s glorious!

-Lissa Coffey

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Harnessing the Solstice Energy: Cat’s Angel Message for June 21, 2018 

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Harnessing the Solstice Energy: Cat’s Angel Message for June 21, 2018 

 June Theme: Balancing our need/desire for earthly materials (possessions, money etc) with focus and faith while staying grounded and present.


At the Summer Solstice, all is green and growing, potential coming into being, the miracle of manifestation painted large on the canvas of awareness. Gary Zukov


621: Today is the Summer Solstice (aka Litha or Midsummer) which makes today the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. This Solstice packs some pretty powerful energy and by  tapping into this power source we can boost our own powers of manifestation. The key is to believe in yourself as well as the creator. The stronger our belief is the more we are able to clearly see the blessings and miracles around us. Even the small everyday ones become clearer, which are more important by far. The ancient Romans honored the goddess Fortuna on this day and this is a good time to acknowledge the blessings you have as well as the ones that are coming.


Today try working with the deities associated with the sun and the Summer Solstice like Sulis Minerva, Apollo, Horus, Athena, Kali and Isis. The ancient Romans also honored the goddess Fortuna on this day and it’s a great time to acknowledge your blessings as well as your power as a creator.


Sacred Stones for the Summer Solstice include:

Amber to enhance your earth connection and to promote grounding. It is also a great healing stone (it’s actually tree resin) that helps to remove energetic impurities from the body.

Jade helps us to understand that you are spiritual being on the very human journey we call life. it stimulates knowledge and ideas.

Sunstone has a strong connection  to light and helps to harness the re energizing power of the sun during meditation and everyday life. It is linked to all benevolent deities and brings good fortune and luck.

Tiger’s Eye works with the energies of both earth and sun, it also helps with grounding while drawing spiritual energies to earth.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: June 21, 2018 “Litha Blessings!”

Happy Summer Solstice,

Today is the official start of summer, the longest day of the year, a time to celebrate the abundance in your garden and in your life. In the Pagan tradition we are at the half way point of the year and  the Sun God has reaches his full strength, his face that of the Greenman. Fairies and magick are also abundant today look for their faces hiding among the flowers.  Our thought for the day is my wish for you!

Bright blessings!

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