Cat’s Morning Bits for October 7, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 7, 2021

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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October Quotes

“There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.”

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: New Moon & Pluto Direct
Kate Spreckley


Today’s New Moon is greatly influenced by Pluto moving direct which has been in retrograde since April. Pluto is a powerful evolutionary planet and is known as the Lord of Time and Karma.

Read more….

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Messages From Goddess Cerridwen, Goddess Wisdom Oracle Cards, Magical Crafting, Tarot & Witchcraft

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Spiritual Unite: SOUL CONTRACTS – HOW TO RELEASE THEM
Soul contracts are proof human beings have living associations with others.
They remind us that we’re spiritual beings and have come down on this planet to enlighten our souls with new love and bonds

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Rituals and Ceremonies

Samhain is the time of year when the nights grow darker, there’s a chill in the air, and there’s a thinning of the veil between our world and the realm of the spirits. For many Pagans this is a time of reflection and spiritual growth.

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Journey Into Dreams: Ants Dream Meaning & Symbolism
Ants can have a number of meaning in dreams and as a message from spirit. Here we will go over some common and possible associations this dream symbol and spirit animal.

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets

Athame

The Athame or Magic Knife is not a cutting tool, it is used =pecifically to direct energy raised during a ritual. It is usually a dull, double edged knife and has a black or dark handle (dark colors absorb power). A sword can be used in place of the Athame, but I don’t recommend it unless you have a lot of room.

Associated with Fire and as a phallic symbol related to the god.

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Today’s DIY: Learn How to Paint EYES OF HALLOWEEN with Acrylic – Paint & Sip at Home – Fun Step by Step Tutorial

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Elephant Journal: 5 Guided Meditations to reduce Stress and Restore Emotional Balance.

Meditation can help reduce stress and restore emotional balance.
It can increase our focus and creativity, does wonders for reducing depression and anxiety, and can help improve memory issues and pain. I cannot overstate the importance of mediation for the health of mind, body, and soul.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Today’s Snakes Evolved From a Few Survivors of Killer Asteroid

From the tiny garter snake in your backyard to massive green anacondas, all modern snakes evolved from those that survived the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs, a new study suggests

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon And Venus On October 7, 8, 9 And 10

The brightest planet, Venus, has been in the west after sunset for some months. Now, one of northern summer’s most beloved stars, Antares in Scorpius, is near Venus in the western twilight.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: I’ll Be Home for Samhain, You Can Plan on Me
IRISANYA MOON

Last year, the online Reclaiming Spiral Dance for Samhain was delightful.

It was amazing to watch witches from around the world come together to create magick over the internet.

Read more….

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Powerful Easy Lucky Money™ Magick to Grow Your Money. It works! | Yeyeo Botanica

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Inner Journey:

HEALTH AND HELP

“More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.”
— Mother Teresa

If we are prompted to ask for spiritual blessings for ourselves or others, how do we best do this?

Speaker Kimberly Herkert offers that it is best to simply ask the divine for health and help. As human beings, we are not capable of seeing the big picture for anyone’s situation. As a result, we are not able to judge what is best for anyone, including ourselves.

The Higher Power always knows best, and the general prayer for ‘health and help’ acknowledges the wisdom that exists there and our faith in divine will.

“God answers prayer in His own way, not ours.”
— Mohandas Gandhi

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A Note from the Universe

Here’s a subtle 3 step trick to be kept strictly confidential, on how to beat resistance:

First, pretend you just have to take one more baby step, and that once you do, someone else will be taking over to finish the job for you.

Second, while taking that baby step, imagine the entire world going bonkers over your phenomenal talent, standing in line to catch a glimpse of you, writing books about your childhood, and asking their social media friends how come you’re so totally cool.

Third, repeat.

Ready?

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Caramel Apple Bundt® Cake

To make this cake, first make a homemade caramel sauce which you then incorporate into the batter and use as a topping! You’ll probably have extra sauce; but no worries—it’s great on ice cream. too!

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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

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
October 7, 2021

Insight
“Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.”

-Louisa May Alcott


As we go through life, learning and growing, we gain insight. And often what we see is that the formula for success, and happiness, is really very simple

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

Restlessness and boredom could slow you down and take you off on some unintended tangent. If you can’t break free of the usual routine today, do what’s necessary and perhaps schedule more delicate tasks for another time when it will be easier to be precise and attend to details. Know your own limits and if possible don’t take on something that will only frustrate you. If you must, start slow

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 4, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 4, 2021

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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October Quotes

“I saw old Autumn in the misty morn
Stand, shadowless like Silence, listening
To Silence.”

  • Thomas Hood

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: New Month, New Energies
Kate Spreckley

As we continue to travel inward, we are urged to observe how we can transform our experiences into wisdom and awareness so that we can move forward with a new perspective

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The Magick of My Homeland

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Pagan Library: Calls to the Nine Muses

SavannahSkye

Oh Zeus, he who lay with Mnemosyne for nine days

who gave birth to the Nine Muses
at Pieria, the foot of Mount Olympus
We ask you to let the Nine Muses bestow upon us
all their divine knowledge of the Arts and Sciences
and to let us know their companions
Who are the Charities, the Horae, Eros, Dionysus, Apollo,

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ThoughtCo: Setting Up Your Samhain Altar

Samhain is the time of year when many members of the Pagan community celebrate the cycle of life and death. This Sabbat is about the end of the harvest, the calling of the spirits, and the changing aspects of the god and goddess. Try some or even all of these ideas—obviously, space may be a limiting factor for some, but use what calls to you most.

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Journey Into Dreams:JEWELRY DREAM MEANING AND SYMBOLISM

Dreaming about jewelry can give us valuable insight into how we express ourselves to others and how we see ourselves. So let’s explore the different kinds of jewelry you might experience in your dream and what it means to dream about jewelry.

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MBG: Your Weekly Horoscope Is In: This Is The Major Message Written In The Stars

This week’s astrology forecast calls for us to work together and find common ground. Here, the AstroTwins break down what they’re seeing in the stars.

Life is a balancing act this Wednesday, October 6, as 2021’s only new moon in Libra reminds us to weigh both sides of, well, everything.

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets

Yarrow: A bouquet of yarrow given to a bride was thought to ensure a happy marriage. Another magic custom says that if you carry a sprig of yarrow no one can cast a spell on you.

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Monsters of Greek Mythology | Typhon & Echidna’s Spawn

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Elephant Journal: 8 Amazing Facts you didn’t Know about Meditation.

Meditation has been around for centuries, but it’s only recently that Western society has started to take it seriously.
From the Buddha to Einstein, the world’s most prominent thinkers have espoused the benefits of meditation and helped to bring it to the Western world.

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Treehugger: When People Moved Less, Birds Moved More

Like so many other wildlife species, most birds became more active during the pandemic as people moved about less.

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EarthSky News: Watch For Taurid Meteors Throughout October

Yes, the 2021 Perseids were grand. But now it’s meteor season, again! There are several good showers between now and the end of the year. And, sometimes, you’ll find conflicting information about the peak dates for meteor showers, especially when it’s a shower with no definite peak.

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Patheos-Pagan: Stop Me Before I Stop Myself: Notes on Binding Spells
THUMPER FORGE

A lot of Witches have a specialty – something they excel at above everything else. Sometimes it’s herbalism, or astrology, or occult business management;

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Pagan Playlist: Karliene – Cathy – Inspired by Wuthering Heights

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Inner Journey:

THEN AND NOW

“Time is not a line, but a series of now points.”
— Taisen Deshimaru

We understand time as a continuum. Our memories link the moments of the past and our imaginations draw on the patterns of our memories to project the future.

If we leave the movies of the mind behind, time can only be experienced now — moment by precious moment. Open in awareness to what is happening right now. Appreciate all that is. Immerse yourself in the joy and wonder of every now and life will be a gift.

“The responsibility for both present and future is in our own hands. If we live right today, then tomorrow has to be right.”
— Eknath Easwaran

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A Note from the Universe

When you get to a place where you’re seeing the positive in others more than the negative, it means you’re doing the same for yourself.

You amazing, wondrous vessel of spontaneity, creativity, beauty & strength –

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Slow Cooker Chai

Easy version of chai tea, using whole spices and sweetened condensed milk. To vary the flavor, try adding a bit of star anise, fennel, allspice, vanilla bean, or nutmeg. For a sweeter tea, stir in a bit of brown sugar.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


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

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Daily Wisdom
October 4, 2021

Insight
“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.”

-Anna Freud


The word insight itself, “in-sight,” explains its meaning. It is looking within, and seeing what is there. Our strength, confidence, wisdom, creativity, beauty, power – all of it – comes from within. We carry it with us. When we are aware of its presence we can more easily bring it forward.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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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

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/

Bubble Bath For The Soul: Cat’s Angel Message for August 30, 2021

Bubble Bath For The Soul: Cat’s Angel Message for August 30, 2021

August Theme: Positive focus and creative solutions help to draw both prosperity and abundance this month. You are a powerful creator and all that you need is within your grasp!

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Visualize green fields and blue skies. Take a breath. Feel the earth beneath your feet and the sun upon your face. Take a breath. Ground deep into the earth. Just breathe…. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Bubble Bath For The Soul

830: Today is a good time for a little meditation and self-care and the Universe is asking you to hold a little light and simply be at ease. Enjoy the beauty of nature or soothing music and fill your mind with your favorite energizing, soothing or healing color. These are different for everyone, personally, I like watery blue-green or aqua and soft pinks, so whatever color speaks to you today just enjoy it! Personal quiet time plays an essential role in your emotional and spiritual well being. Use that quiet place to relax and reset. Too often we forget or put off doing something just for ourselves so a bubble bath for the soul is always a good thing to indulge in!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Raphael teaches us that it is through our spiritual journey that we can heal our selves and our lives and regain our self confidence and faith. This opens our spiritual eyes so that we may see what we have and how blessed we truly are as it teaches us how to make room for new things through the clearing out process. He helps to clear the way so that we can achieve balance by removing the blocks associated with giving and receiving by promoting flexibility in thinking and attitude.

The Ascended Master Melchizedek helps keep our energy balanced and flowing. This is essential for using our gifts and understanding the information we receive. He can also help to diffuse unpleasant situations that can arise as we go through change and transformation. Since he helps us heal through color, pay attention to the colors that draw you or feel relevant.

The Celtic goddess Nematona teaches us that healing can be found through nature as she helps us replenish our energy. She says, ” I am the spirit of the sacred grove. I invite you to worship in my temple and feel the heartbeat of nature. This communion can heal a weary and battered soul and replenish your spirit with hope and divine peace.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Crazy Lace Agate gently boosts our self confidence and concentration while reestablishing our overall feelings of wholeness and well-being. It’s an excellent grounding stone that helps to bring balance between our negative and positive emotions.

Golden Beryl (Heliodor). This warm, sunny stone helps us to find clarity and illumination as it eliminates confusion of purpose.

Soft colored Lepidolite helps us by filtering away distractions and obsessive thinking so that we can focus on more important things. It soothes and heals stress and reminds us to just breathe.

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 August 27, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 27, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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August Quotes

“In summer, the song sings itself.”

  • William Carlos Williams

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Senate honored Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor, by changing the name of their month “Sextilis” to “Augustus.” Middle English speakers inherited the name of the month of August, but it wasn’t until the mid-1600s that “august” came to be used generically in English, more or less as “augustus” was in Latin, to refer to someone with imperial qualities.

merriam-webster.com

August Events:

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 8 New Moon at 6:50 am PST/ 7:50 am MST/ 9:50 am EST

Aug 22 Full Corn Moon at 5:01 PST/ 6:01 am MST/ 8:01 am EST


Spirit Library: Provoking Change (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are moving through a time of cleansing and renewal as the energy of the Earth increases and expands affecting all of life within the planet. As a result, everything that can be challenged is being challenged and every facet of life on Earth is being compelled to change. This can be a time of great awakening and healing or a time of great distress and pain depending on whether we move with change or resist it.

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3 Herbal Protection Spells for a Green Witch’s Home

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Spiritual Unite: LION SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – EMBODY COURAGE TO ROAR
The lion spirit animal appears to you when you need your strength and courage to overcome an obstacle.

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ThoughtCo: Spiritual and Healing Properties of Ruby

Historically, rubies are precious stones that were associated with royalty and wealth. Even today, the ruby is a bit on the pricy side. Even so, it is worthwhile to have one among your healing stones.

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Journey Into Dreams:

THE COLOR GREEN DREAM MEANING AND SYMBOLISM
by Journey Into Dreams

The color green is everywhere in nature and not surprisingly often manifests into our dreams. In this post we will explore the symbolism of…

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Pagan Library: Circle Incense (Anon)

4 parts Frankincense
2 parts Myrrh
2 parts Benzoin
1 part Sandalwood
1/2 part Cinnamon
1/2 part Rose petals
1/4 part Vervain
1/4 part Rosemary
1/4 part Bay

Burn in the circle for all types of rituals and spells. Frankincense, myrrh and benzoin should definitely constitute the bulk of the mixture.

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Today’s DIY: How to Make a Spell Jar for Protection, Herbal Grimoire Pages and Protection Magic, Magical Crafting

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Elephant Journal: A Full Moon Meditation for Releasing our Troubles.

In metaphysical circles it is widely held that the energy of the new moon supports us in sowing new seeds, or intentions, for what we wish to create in our lives.

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Treehugger: 10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Mammoth Cave National Park

Hidden under the surface of south-central Kentucky, a vast network of sinkholes, springs, streams, and cave systems helps make up some of the most important karst areas on Earth

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EarthSky News: See The Winter Circle Before Dawn

Although it’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere, a major sign of winter now looms large in the predawn sky. Let the waning crescent moon guide your eye to this great big lasso of stars known – the Winter Circle – in late August and early September 2021

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Patheos-Pagan: Fanciful Llewellyn Cover Stories
JASON MANKEY

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the Llewellyn covers of the 1990’s and early 2000’s. Most of those covers featured people engaged in some sort of Pagan or Witch activity, and …

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Pagan Playlist: Pagan Folk Witch songs

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Inner Journey:

5 STEPS TO SELF-ACTUALIZATION

“Every human action, whether it has become positive or negative, must depend on motivation.”
— Dalai Lama

Monitoring what motivates me has helped me see how I am growing. I do things for different reasons now than I did 10 years ago. As we pay ongoing attention to our motives, we can see how both our conscious and unconscious attitudes are changing.

Here are some ways that our motives can shift with rising consciousness:

I desire
I want to collect things
I want to know
I want to serve
I want to be
What are your motives as you participate in life?

“There are three kinds of people and three kinds of richness:

people who want to have, to collect
people who want action, work and labor
people who want to be
“The real richness is in be-ness. People can take all that you have, all that you collected. People can stop your labor, or an accident can stop you. When you are, you never lose what you are.”
— Torkom Saraydarian

“You are what you think. You are what you go for. You are what you do!”
— Bob Richards

“A good intention clothes itself with power.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A Note from the Universe

Should you ever hear that voice inside exclaim that you’re working too slow, are too easily distracted, or that you should take life more seriously, please rest assured, dearest, that it is absolutely, positively not me.

I’m the one saying, “You totally rock! I love you like crazy! Let’s have some fun!” –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Ginger-Chicken Stir-Fry

Stir fries require very little cooking time and you can pretty much use any vegetables you like, but the star of this one is the ginger. This dish is quick and easy to make, but get all of your ingredients together (including mixing the sauce) before you start cooking because everything happens fast! Serve with rice, and garnish with sliced green onions.

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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

Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
August 27 2021

Eyes
“In a dark time, the eye begins to see.”

-Theodore Roethke (1908-1963)


When we go from a bright room to a dark room at first we can’t see. But once our eyes adjust to the light, we start to see better, until we become comfortable making our way around. In a dark time, when things aren’t going the best for us, and we feel as if we’re struggling, it’s difficult to find our way. But we learn, and we grow, and we begin to understand and benefit from the experiences we go through.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

Relax, take a deep breath, and don’t let any feelings of anxiety derail your plans for the day. A certain level of nervousness may be in the air today but it doesn’t have to be contagious and you don’t have to catch it. If a touch of anxiety serves to give you a greater sense of caution, that can be a good thing.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 11, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 11, 2021

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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Senate honored Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor, by changing the name of their month “Sextilis” to “Augustus.” Middle English speakers inherited the name of the month of August, but it wasn’t until the mid-1600s that “august” came to be used generically in English, more or less as “augustus” was in Latin, to refer to someone with imperial qualities.

merriam-webster.com

August Events:

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 8 New Moon at 6:50 am PST/ 7:50 am MST/ 9:50 am EST

Aug 22 Full Corn Moon at 5:01 PST/ 6:01 am MST/ 8:01 am EST


Spirit Library: Focus on What Needs to Be Cleared (a message from Kate Spreckley)

August is an energetically charged month where we are flooded with cosmic light that encourages transformation and the reclaiming of our inherent power as co-creators. There is a feeling of agitation that comes with this energy as new ideas, new creativity and new concepts clash with any preconceived ideas we have about ourselves, our purpose and our lives

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My Experiences with Deities: Freyja

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Spiritual Unite:

THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF MAGPIES: SYMBOLISM
Magpies are beautiful birds that hold many meanings. Magpie’s spiritual symbolism is often associated with protection, good luck, and even change.

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ThoughtCo: How to Use Amethyst Crystals for Healing

Amethyst is a quartz crystal that comes in various shades of purple, from light lavender to deep violet. According to healers, amethyst crystals have a spiritual quality and can be used to help individuals tap into higher levels of consciousness. Amethyst—

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Signology: Color Yellow

Color is a vital part of a visual symbol and yellow has deep significance. It is used in symbols all over the world to represent emotions, politics, religion, gender, science, art and mythology.

A comprehensive guide to the symbolism of yellow. Discover facts and information about yellow. Why is the color black used as a symbol of death whereas the color Green represents new life?

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MBG: A Quick Vibrational Healing Meditation To Help You Feel Instant Peace

It was Nikola Tesla who said, “If you wish to understand the universe, think of energy, frequency, and vibration.” At a microscopic level, everything is energy, and all things are always in constant motion, vibrating at a specific frequency. This applies to matter but also to our personal frequency as well

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New moon ritual | Witchy things to do for the new moon | How to work with the moon in witchcraft

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Worts + Cunning Apothecary; The Four Elements of Traditional Western Herbalism: Part One

The energetics of traditional western herbalism are fascinating to study and useful to know when it comes to working with the people we serve as herbalists.

Studying energetics, and especially the four elements, we can begin to synthesize the vast and varied traditions and cultures of traditional western herbalism from its astrological roots, its magickal foundations, and its modern breakthroughs

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Treehugger: 15 Unique Plants That Flourish in the Tundra Biome


From shallow roots to fuzzy stems, these tundra plants have adapted to grow in some pretty extreme conditions.

Earth’s coldest biome is home to some pretty resourceful small plants. In the bitter cold of the tundra, these plants grow close to the ground, where they find protection from strong winds.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Northern Cross: Backbone Of Milky Way

How to find the Northern Cross
The Northern Cross is a clipped version of the constellation Cygnus the Swan. It’s an asterism, or pattern of stars that’s not a recognized constellation. It lies embedded within another, much larger asterism, the Summer Triangle. You’ve got to have a dark sky and a good imagination to see a swan in the stars of Cygnus. But the Northern Cross is easy to see, even if your sky is less than pristine.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Saying Goodbye to a Special Animal Companion
LAUREL REUFNER

How do you honor a beloved furry friend when their time has come?

Goodbyes

Let’s face it: Goodbyes are hard, especially when we know we won’t see the other person again. I lost Agatha Jane, my rabbit companion, about two weeks ago, and honestly?

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Song For The Sacred Elements – Chenoa Egawa & Alex Turtle

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Inner Journey:

YOU ARE WORTHY!

“A person’s worth is contingent upon who he is, not upon what he does, or how much he has. The worth of a person, or a thing, or an idea, is in being, not in doing, not in having.”
— Alice Mary Hilton

As a human being, as spirit manifested in form, you are innately worthy. Your worthiness does not have to be strengthened or improved. However, you may not PERCEIVE yourself to be worthy.

If you doubt your self-worth, consciously or unconsciously, you will limit the good things you will allow into your life.

Do you consider yourself worthy? It may help to answer these questions:

Do you find it easier to give than to receive?
Do you have as much money as you would like?
Do you feel driven to improve yourself?
Do you value other people’s time more highly than your own?
How would you feel if someone offered to pay you a salary of $1 million/year?
If you find you lack self-worth, don’t despair. Just being aware of your self-worth issues will help you let them go.

“Every achiever that I have ever met says, ‘My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'”
— Dr. Robert H. Schuller

“We cannot achieve more in life than what we believe in our heart of hearts we deserve to have.”
— James R. Ball

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

More love means laughing longer, living lighter, running faster, jumping higher, starting sooner, staying later and a zippier thriving business and a steady income.

At least for some people… you know, hypothetically.

More love,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Delicious Zucchini Pickles

Do you have an abundance of zucchini? These pickles will give dill pickles a run for their money, they are crisp and tasty like their dill counterparts but maybe even better in taste.

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

Element: Air

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

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, 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
August 11, 2021

Example
“Nothing is so contagious as example, and our every really good or bad action inspires a similar one.”

-La Rouchefoucauld (1613-1790)


Think of the possibilities. Doing anonymous good deeds suddenly becomes “cool.” Volunteering becomes the favorite national past-time. We smile at strangers, and strangers become friends. It’s totally possible. And we can start with our own example, right here and now.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Patience is your secret weapon to face down all obstacles today. Take your good old time to make sure you understand what needs to be done, for whom, why, and how. This methodical approach may not be your natural or favorite one, and it might annoy someone who has a different opinion of how urgent the issue is. Nonetheless, patience will get you through the day with fewer, if any, mishaps.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 9, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 9, 2021

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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Senate honored Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor, by changing the name of their month “Sextilis” to “Augustus.” Middle English speakers inherited the name of the month of August, but it wasn’t until the mid-1600s that “august” came to be used generically in English, more or less as “augustus” was in Latin, to refer to someone with imperial qualities.

merriam-webster.com

August Events:

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 8 New Moon at 6:50 am PST/ 7:50 am MST/ 9:50 am EST

Aug 22 Full Corn Moon at 5:01 PST/ 6:01 am MST/ 8:01 am EST


Spirit Library: August 2021 Energy Report
Jennifer Hoffman

Well friends, we are out of the jumbled July energy and moving into August. If you thought the last few days of July were a challenge, they were. I wrote about it on Facebook (you can follow my account here). But the fun never ends on our ascension journey and August is a new adventure and a new vibe. We have a lot of things happening this month including some unusual and historic energy aspects, as well as the usual twist on the ongoing 3D/5D ascension integration.

Read more….

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF BLUE JAYS: POWERFUL SYMBOLISM
Blue jays are beautiful birds. They’re striking, with their brilliant blue feathers and the way they fan out when they fly.

The spiritual meanings of a blue jay can be interpreted in many ways, depending on which culture you come from or what your beliefs are.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Origins and Uses of the Crystal Ball

Crystal balls are spheres of leaded glass or transparent stone, usually about the size of a grapefruit, used for “scrying,” or seeing the unseen.

Read more….

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The Morrigan: Goddess of Fate and War (Celtic Mythology Explained)

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MBG: How To Find Your Black Moon Lilith Sign + What It Actually Means

Sure, you know your sun sign—and maybe even your moon and rising. But have you ever heard of the Black Moon Lilith? This mysterious point in your birth chart can tell you about your “dark side.” Curious? Here’s what Lilith is all about, how you can find yours, and what each Lilith sign means

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: DIY Witchy Décor – Ocean-themed Box – Water Witch Altar, Sea Witch Aesthetic – Magical Crafting

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Elephant Journal: 5 Simple Meditations to Turn Around Your Worst Days.

Tiny, Easy Meditations for the Average Person on their Worst Days.
Sometimes life sucks and you have a bad day. That’s why we compiled this list of five easy meditation ideas for people who want to destress.

Sometimes life can be messy. Pretty messy.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Here’s an Easy Way to Help Manatees
Free the Ocean’s petition hopes to get manatees listed as endangered again.

It’s been an awful year so far for manatees. But with a simple online click, you can ask to get them more protections.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Young Moon And Venus, West After Sunset

It’s fun to hunt for a young moon, a thin crescent moon visible in the west shortly after sunset. The new moon was August 8, 2021, at 13:50 UTC. We expect some people to catch the whisker-thin waxing evening crescent and Venus after sunset August 9. If you miss the slender young moon at dusk on August 9, try again on August 10, 11, 12 and 13.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Building a Devotional Practice with the Shining Ones
REV. JEAN (DRUM) PAGANO

As Pagans, we can merely observe the eight High days and then move on with our lives. As Devoted Pagans, we develop a daily practice that helps us to build better relationships with the entities, spirits and allies in our lives.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Lords of Iron (Celtic metal)

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Inner Journey:

WHAT ARE YOU LACKING?

“Money cannot fill an empty soul.”
— Julia Cameron & Mark Bryan

Where in your life are you experiencing lack?

Are you experiencing a lack of self esteem? Of humour? Of energy? Of love? Of money and abundance? Whatever you believe you are missing, it is there to be claimed.

The first step starts with shifting your perspective. See the glass as half full rather than half empty. Focus on accepting and appreciating what you DO have, and more will be attracted to you.

“Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present — love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure — the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.”
— Sarah Ban Breathnach

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what you’ve been doing your entire life?

No, besides getting better.

Nope, besides getting wiser.

Noooooo, besides getting older.

My, you are talkative today.

You’ve been touching, teaching, and healing friends and total strangers every step of the way.

Lay on thy hands!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Our 10 Best Summer Squash Casseroles

When summer gives you so much squash, transform your fresh bounty of yellow squash and zucchini into these top-rated summer squash casseroles.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


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

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Pagan Library

Amulet Moon by Firefly

Dangling ’round the overshadowed neck
Of the cryptic sky,
Upon a sidereal chain of stars,
A memory, cumbersome as stone,
Burdens my mind and pulls me down,
Enshrouded in a pearl halo of light
‘Neath Silvanus’ Roman skyline.

Read more…..

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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 post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 29, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 29, 2021

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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July Events

July is the seventh month of the year in the Julian calendar. The month of July was previously called Quintilis in Latin as it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. The name of the month was changed to July in honor of Julius Caesar during the Julian calendar reform.
timeanddate.com

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 9 New Moon at 6:16 pm PST/ 7:16 pm MST/ 9:16 pm EST

July 23 Full Blessing Moon at 7:36 pm PST/ 8:36 pm MST/ 10:36 pm EST


Spirit Library: This Isn’t Who I Am, Is It? (a message from Brenda Hoffman)

Dear Ones,

Your need to be right is popping up in the most unusual places. You have worked diligently for months or even decades to create a special light. Even so, others are pooh-poohing the results of those difficult transition tasks. As if your beliefs and actions have little value.

Read more….

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Wise Woman herbal Ezine:

MOON RITES-
SEA SALT BATH TO REMOVE NEGATIVE ENERGY
by Michelle Royce

Here is one of my favourite rituals, a personal cleansing which can be performed at the end of each cycle, either personal or lunar to remove psychic debris and toxins and clear the way for the future.

Read more…..

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Spiritual Unite:

THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF A RACCOON: SYMBOLISM
A raccoon is a clever and agile animal. It is also very cute, which explains why we see them often in television shows or movies.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How to Cleanse and Clear Your Crystals and Gemstones

It is of utmost importance to clean any new gemstones that come your way to clear them of any energies that they may have picked up during their previous journeys.

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions :

Listening to Sacred Stillness: Mysteries in the Stillness
GREG RICHARDSON

I enjoy a good mystery. It is a pleasure for us to try to think our way through the threads of a story and try to sort them out. Mysteries engage my attention, whether they are Sherlock Holmes or….

Read more….

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Lammas and Lughnasadh in the Norse Pagan Tradition.

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MBG: A 15-Minute Meditation For Tapping Into Your Subtle, Energetic Body

This meditation can either be done resting on your back (à la savasana) or in a seated, more classic meditative posture. While I really enjoy doing this work in savasana, if you are feeling particularly sleepy, you might choose an upright posture that will keep you slightly more alert for the next 15 minutes. Get comfortable using every prop you need to feel warm and supported.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Colorful ‘Lost’ Crab Rediscovered After 66 Years
The Sierra Leone crab was hiding in dense forests.

The Sierra Leone crab is very unusual in the world of crabs. It’s extremely colorful with purple claws and a bright body. It doesn’t spend very much time anywhere near the water. Instead, it lives in rock crevices or climbs trees to live in burrows. Some live in marshes or on the forest floor

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Scutum The Shield Is Named For A Polish King

In late July and early August, watch for one of our sky’s most beautiful sights. Look in a dark sky, far from the glare of city lights for a hazy pathway stretched across the sky. This band is the edgewise view into our own Milky Way galaxy. If you see it, you can also find a small but noteworthy constellation, called Scutum the Shield

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Candle and Coin Spell
RACHEL PATTERSON

This spell draws money to you using a candle and a coin. It is really simple to work with using only a few items.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Lammas; Sowulo

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Inner Journey:

TAKE TIME TO BE STILL

“Work is not always required … there is such a thing as sacred idleness, the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.”
— George MacDonald

When was the last time you did absolutely nothing?

Our world is so addicted to productivity that we feel guilty if we’re not doing something. But taking time daily to be still and inactive opens us to the spacious present. It nurtures and restores balance. Give yourself a regular gift of inactivity.

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.”
— Sir J. Lubbock

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Keep dreaming, stay busy, and be happy and your path, prince, princess, agent, director, publisher, banker, biographer, thriving business and a steady income, and major news networks will all beat a path to your door.

You magnet.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Zucchini

This is an easy zucchini recipe with Mediterranean roots – all you need is zucchini, parsley, olive oil, vinegar, and garlic for this simple vegan side.

Read more….

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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

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
July 29, 2021

Virtue
“A noble spirit will seek the reward of virtue in the consciousness of it, rather than in popular opinion.”

-Pliny the Younger (C.E. 62? – 113?)


There’s a saying that virtue is its own reward, and it probably came from this quote. As we learn and grow, we understand that we really answer only to ourselves. We can’t please everyone, and we can’t go against what we know in our heart to be right. All we can do is the best we can at any given moment

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

People may come to you for help in making a difficult decision or two. This will be second nature to you and no decision will be beyond your capabilities. The World is not so big that it can hold choices you are unable to make or decisions that could overwhelm you. Be exceptionally confident, capable, and at ease in public and private sectors today

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 9, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 9, 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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July Events

July is the seventh month of the year in the Julian calendar. The month of July was previously called Quintilis in Latin as it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. The name of the month was changed to July in honor of Julius Caesar during the Julian calendar reform.
timeanddate.com

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 9 New Moon at 6:16 pm PST/ 7:16 pm MST/ 9:16 pm EST

July 23 Full Blessing Moon at 7:36 pm PST/ 8:36 pm MST/ 10:36 pm EST


Spirit Library: Excess Energy (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are currently being hit with some very powerful cosmic energies and planetary alignments as we move towards the Galactic New Year on the 26th. The Galactic New Year marks the completion of our sun’s orbit around the centre of the Milky Way. It opens up a powerful portal of cosmic energies which will allow for a dramatic increase in the light and energy coming in the planet. The heaviness we are feeling is preparing us for the energies that will come through the Galactic New Year.

Read more….

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The Green Witch: Stress Relief Spell | Simple Spellwork in the Form of a Salve

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Spirituality & Health: Cooling Sleep Meditation for Hot Summer Nights

Use this guided meditation to cool off the body and mind and prepare for rest.

In the long, hot nights of summer, it can be harder to get a good night’s sleep. This gently hypnotic sleep meditation imagines a cool mountain lake and a waterfall to rinse away any excess heat, irritation, or frustration that might be keeping you up at night so you can cool down, slow down, and get some rest.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Sacred Places to Visit in the United States

The British Isles and Europe don’t have a monopoly on sacred places. There are a number of sites in the United States that are places of magical energy and power. Here are ten amazing places in the U.S. that draw natural energy from the earth.

Read more….

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Spirituality & Health: Embracing New Moon Energy by Megan Shoop-Volz

A new moon can be a time to plot change, plant seeds, and bathe in darkness.

When it comes to embracing moon energy, the full moon tends to get all the love. However, every phase of the moon radiates its own style of rich, mystical energy—even when we can’t see it at all.

Read more….

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MBG: The Year’s One & Only New Moon In Cancer Begs Us To Feel Our Feelings

Feelings spill out in every direction this Friday, July 9, as the year’s only new moon in Cancer activates empathy. Some feelings may be as intense as a rapidly rushing river; others will drip out when we least expect it. Either way, resistance is futile under these moonbeams.

Read more….

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Block Breaker Protection Jar | Yeyeo Botanica

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Elephant Journal: 45 Denzel Washington Quotes to help us “Fall Forward” in Life.

I have listened to Denzel Washington’s commencement speech, Fall Forward, at the University of Pennsylvania many times.
In his speech, he talks about an old woman approaching him at a salon. She tells him a prophecy that he’d influence the world.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Grinning, Silly Photos Highlight the Fun of Pets

Newborn chicks engrossed in watching a video, a laughing horse, and a cat so relaxed it looks like she’s melting.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Is Ophiuchus A Constellation Or A Sign?

The forgotten constellation
Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer is sometimes called the 13th or forgotten constellation of the zodiac. That’s because the sun passes in front of Ophiuchus from about November 30 to December 18 each year. And yet no one ever says they’re born when the sun is in Ophiuchus

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: You Cannot Be Taught To Be A Witch
MAT AURYN

You can be taught witchcraft, but you cannot be taught to be a witch. This may seem like an odd statement from someone who teaches witchcraft for a living and has written a forthcoming book on,

Read more….

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Playlist: Rather Be (箏/Koto cover) – Clean Bandit – TRiECHOES Collaborated with Ceramic Artist Takahiro Koga

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Inner Journey:

THE SOURCE OF ANGER

“Anger is that powerful internal force that blows out the light of reason.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

How does anger typically surface in your life?

We usually get angry at someone, don’t we? We judge that someone has done something wrong and we want them to be punished.

In truth, the actions of others are never to blame. It’s our thinking – our blaming and judgment – that causes the anger. And we blame and judge because we have a need that has not been met.

In his book ‘Nonviolent Communication,’ Marshall B. Rosenberg advises that rather than blame others, we are better served by directing our energy towards meeting our own needs.

He offers a simple tool for change. Instead of saying, ‘I am angry because they …’ we can say, ‘I am angry because I am needing ….’

“At the core of all anger is a need that is not being fulfilled.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg

“How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.”
— Marcus Aurelius

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If ever there was a symbiotic relationship, you know, like leaf hoppers and meat ants, clownfish and Ritteri sea anemones, the Egyptian plover bird and the crocodile, each of which thrives because of the existence of the other… it’s me and you, babe.

Include me, Cat, in your every thought, as I do you.

You have something in your teeth,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Farmer’s Market Corn Toss

Visit your local farmer’s market to gather ingredients for this recipe that is super fresh, easy, and tasty! I like mine with chopped chicken to add a little protein and enjoy as a main dish with sides of corn bread, tortilla chips, and fresh guacamole. Try basil in place of parsley if you prefer.

Read more….

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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


Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
June 9, 2021

Excellence
“If a man write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


Excellence is noticed in this society. Excellence is honored. It doesn’t matter if it comes with an award, or a paycheck, or the appreciation of others, or even just our own peace of mind knowing that we have done something good – excellence is its own reward.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

Be inconspicuous if you can, stay out of your own way, and see how many things go right all by themselves. Real luck is looking for you today, but you can chase it away by trying to have too much control over everything. This is not a day to micromanage. Rather, listen to your hunches, and don’t demand solid answers or too many facts or figures.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for 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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 1, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 1, 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: Healing & Shifting Consciousness (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are in a window of time that holds a very powerful space for real change both internally and externally. With Mercury now in retrograde we have the opportunity to shift how we think, how we perceive ourselves and as a result how we live.

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Danu’s Irish Herb Garden: Cleansing the Land

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Spiritual Unite: UNDERSTANDING OUR PSYCHE IN GEMINI
The third zodiac sign is Gemini, ruled by Mercury the psyche in Gemini is the social butterfly and are known for their boundless energy and can be very talkative and sometimes very hard to read, they run from the 22nd of May to the 21st of June.

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UNDERSTANDING OUR PSYCHE IN CANCER
The fourth sign of the zodiac is Cancer, it runs from the 22nd of June to the 22nd of July, psyche in Cancer are known to be quite inconsistent, as they seek security but also long for adventure.

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ThoughtCo: How to Make a Book of Shadows

The Book of Shadows, or BOS, is used to store information you’ll need in your magical tradition, whatever it may be. Many Pagans feel a BOS should be handwritten, but as technology progresses, some use their computer to store information as well.

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Connecting with your Heritage

This was a pretty big request for my channel, and I’m excited to finally share this part of my journey with you all! Like always, this vide is from my experience and perspective based off my experience as an Italian-American witch and folk practitioner,

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MBG: 3 Expert Tips For Finding A Fragrance To Match Your Mood (& Align Your Chakras)

Finding your fragrance—be it a signature scent or just your perfume for the day—is an art form. You may think of it as nothing more than a spritz and an afterthought, but it’s so much more than that, says fragrance expert, reiki healer, and founder of Perfumerie Mindy Yang on a recent episode of Clean Beauty School.

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Yeyeo Botanica: Incense varieties you don’t know | Tips for choosing the best incense for you!

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Elephant Journal: 3 Mindful Alternatives to Seated Meditation.

Traditional seated meditation may hold a hallowed place in the meditation world, but it’s definitely not the only way to practice mindfulness.
The benefits of a regular mindfulness practice have proved to be legion, including relieving stress, reducing anxiety, increasing focus, and alleviating chronic pain

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Treehugger: Swifts Can Fly More Than 500 Miles in a Day

One of the most interesting things about swifts is that they get together in late spring and summer for what is known as “screaming parties.” Sometimes dozens of birds will gather and careen through the air in tight formations, all the while shrieking as they dive and soar and avoid hitting chimneys and trees.

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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 three faint constellations: Corvus the Crow, Crater the Cup and Hydra the Water Snake.

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Patheos-Pagan: Looking For Signs in All the Wrong Places (Fivefold Law Blog)

During my freshman year of college, a guy I knew was walking to class, and not at all questioning his life choices, when the headless body of a freshly killed dove landed at his feet.

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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

I vote for funny, easy, and breezy For smiles, giggles, and winks. Serendipities, happenchance, and surprises. Friends, strangers, and admirers. Pink, purple, and green. And blue jeans.

This morning.

Or tomorrow morning, if you read this late.

But that’s just me.

It’s already started,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pickle-Fried Chicken

Use brine left over from your favorite pickles to add flavor and keep your fried chicken moist.

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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

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

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Daily Wisdom
June 1, 2021

Self
“We never remark any passion or principle in others, of which, in some degree or other, we may not find a parallel in ourselves.”

-David Hume (1711-1776)


The more we get to know our self, the more we understand that we are so much the same as everyone else. Sometimes it’s like we’re all living the same life. We have so much in common. There are times when we recognize each other as brothers and sisters, and there are other times when we just say: “That’s me!” And that’s the truth. We’re all connected.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Judgement

It may be a busy, perhaps chaotic, day but underneath it all will be a prevailing sense of good will. Judgement tells you that people will wish you well and want to help you, no matter how much work they create for you. You may enjoy a cheerful outlook, too, that will last all day and make you productive and popular. Enjoy some good times with people today.

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/