Cat’s Morning Bits for April 8, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 8, 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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“Sweet April showers
Do spring May flowers.”

  • Thomas Tusser, A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, 1557

April 1 April Fools Day

April 11 New Moon at 7:30 pm PST/ 8:30 pm MST/ 10:30 pm EST

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

*The Lyrids meteor shower appears on April 16 – April 26

April 17 Herbalist Day

*Eta Aquariids meteor shower also appears in April. It is visible from about April 21 to about May 20

April 22 Earth Day

April 26 Full Wind Moon at 8:31 pm PST/ 9:31 pm MST/ 11:31 pm EST

April 30 Walprgis Night / Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

May 1 Beltane / May Day


Spirit Library: Uncharted Direction (a message from Kate Spreckley)

There is a new world awakening within us which is shifting our priorities, how we think, how we feel and how we perceive ourselves

Read more….

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The Marriage of Zeus and Hera: The Punishment of the Lazy Nymph – Greek Mythology – See U in History

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Spiritual Unite: Meaning Of Life Path Number 16


People born on the 16th day of any month or have a 16 life purpose number or destiny number, or even 79,88,97 or 169 inherit the qualities of number 16.

Read more….

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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.

Read more….

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: The Heart of the Goddess
by Hallie Iglehart Austen

The Heart of the Goddess: Art, Myth and Meditations of the World’s Sacred Feminine — culled from cultures around the world — has the potential to change the dominant narrative about human nature and about women’s creativity, beauty, and power, to inspire and unite us, as well as future generations

Read more….

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MBG: 3 Easy Steps To Make Your Breathwork Practice More Calming

If you’ve ever been stuck in your head spinning in overwhelm, feeling yourself starting to spiral downward into negativity, then learning how to breathe to calm your mind and shift anxious thoughts is a skill that will be a game-changer for you.

Read more….

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Daily Good: What is Time and Does it Always Move Forward?

If the universe is movement, it will not be in one direction only. We think of our lives as linear but it is the spin of the earth that allows us to observe time.

  • Jeanette Winterson –

What is Time and Does it Always Move Forward?

“While we take for granted that time has a given direction, physicists don’t: most natural laws are time reversible which means they would work just as well if time was defined as running backwards. So why does time always move forward? And will it always do so?” { read more }

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House Cleansing Without Smoke║Witchcraft 101

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Pioneer Thinking; A Native American Teaching on How to Earn Respect

The following is an excerpt from The Wind Is My Mother, as told by Bear Heart:

“Nokus Ele’, or Bear Paw, the Seminole elder who put me on the ant hill as part of my training, was a medicine man.

Read more….

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Treehugger: The Best Earth Day Books for Kids

An author shares books to empower kids to be stewards of our planet

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Star-hop to the Coma star cluster

Long ago, the Coma star cluster represented the Lion’s tufted tail. It is a beautiful cluster, well worth taking the time to pick out in the night sky. You can see Leo from the suburbs, but you’ll need a dark sky to find the cluster. In mid-evening now, as seen from mid-northern latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere, the constellation of the Lion will be high in the southern sky. You’ll see the Lion at nightfall, too, though more in the south-southeastern portion of the sky.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Kuba Cloth – The African Fabric That Tells A Story

Anyone paying attention to interior design lately has noticed an increase in African textiles, most notably Kuba cloth. Kuba cloth is traditionally made by the Kuba people of what is known in modern times as the Democratic Republic of Congo

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Relaxing Celtic Music – Spring Charm

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Inner Journey: PROBLEMS OR SOLUTIONS?

“If you expect the best, you will be the best. Learn to use one of the most powerful laws in this world; change your mental habits to belief instead of disbelief. Learn to expect, not to doubt. In so doing, you bringeverything into the realm of possibility.”
— Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Stop and be aware! Have you been thinking about what you want or what you don’t want?

It’s so easy to lock our minds onto problems rather than opening to receive solutions. But what we think is what we get. This is so important! If we continually focus on problems and negatives, that’s where we’ll stay.

“No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.”
— Helen Keller

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Would there be any point in giving you the gift of imagination, the freedom to think as you choose, and dreams that set your soul on fire if even a single one of them couldn’t come true?

I think not.

I love you too, too much.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Aloo Gobi Masala (Cauliflower and Potato Curry)

Traditional Indian cauliflower and potato curry recipe from my mom. We used to eat this all the time growing up. My sister likes it with peas 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
April 8, 2021

Fate
“Fate keeps on happening.”

-Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1925)


Life keeps on happening. I am hearing that song from Journey in my head right now: “Wheel in the sky keeps on turning, don’t know where I’ll be tomorrow.” I guess that’s what keeps life interesting for us. We can’t control everything that happens in the world, because everyone has free will. So, yes, some things are uncertain – and that is really wonderful! We can have happy surprises at any time.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

The biggest danger you face today is being aloof and thus fail to see an approaching problem. This can cost you the chance to intercept the difficulty and minimize it, if not avoid it all together. Pay attention without getting paranoid, and take nothing and no one for granted. Danger may not lurk within every single shadow, but a small misstep can sometimes cause problems that are way out of proportion to the cause

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 April 6, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 6, 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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“Sweet April showers
Do spring May flowers.”

  • Thomas Tusser, A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, 1557

April 1 April Fools Day

April 11 New Moon at 7:30 pm PST/ 8:30 pm MST/ 10:30 pm EST

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

*The Lyrids meteor shower appears on April 16 – April 26

April 17 Herbalist Day

*Eta Aquariids meteor shower also appears in April. It is visible from about April 21 to about May 20

April 22 Earth Day

April 26 Full Wind Moon at 8:31 pm PST/ 9:31 pm MST/ 11:31 pm EST

April 30 Walprgis Night / Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

May 1 Beltane / May Day


Spirit Library: Feel Your Way Forward (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This is a beautiful time of rebirth where the new is being activated. There is a lighter and fresher feel to the incoming energies, which brings some clarity to our lives and our current experiences.

Read more….

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10 Easy things to do as a witch | Simple witchcraft for everyday practice

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Spiritual Unite: MEANING OF REPEATING NUMBERS – ATTRACTING YOUR ATTENTION TO YOUR RIGHT PATH


The universe provides us with guidance in many ways, but perhaps the most common of these is number synchronicity.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Make Your Own Besom

The besom is the traditional witch’s broom. It’s associated with all kinds of legend and folklore, including the popular notion that witches fly around in the night on a broomstick. In addition to being good for playing Quidditch, the besom is a great addition to your collection of magical tools.

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The Mightiest Gods Of Chinese Mythology | The Gods Of China

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MBG: Starting A New Project Is The Move This Week, According To Your Horoscope

Here, the AstroTwins break down the challenges that could come at the beginning of this week—and the opportunities that’ll follow them at the weekend’s new moon.

Neptune, aka the master of illusions, could make this week a little bit dodgy, especially on Friday, April 9, when the hazy planet crashes into a tricky square with feisty Mars in Gemini.

Read more….

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Egyptian God RA : The Creator God (The Powerful Sun God) | Ancient Mythology History

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Elephant Journal: A Meditation Technique to Help us Connect to the Deepest Parts of our Being.

Somehow, it can be difficult to find silence and stillness.
This is a complaint I hear from most of my meditation students.

They want their meditation practice to have that vibe of quiet, and everything inside them is always so loud. We all know this feeling.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 10 Gorgeously Colored Eggs, Straight From Birds

While the egg as a symbol of new life has been around for as long as humans have been able to think metaphorically, dyeing them seems to be a (relatively) more recent tradition.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, Jupiter, Saturn before sunup on April 5-8

On April 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2021, let the waning crescent moon help guide your eye to the largest and second-largest planets of the solar system: Jupiter and Saturn, respectively. Because day by day the moon always travels eastward (in the direction of sunrise) relative to the backdrop stars (and planets) of the zodiac, watch for the moon to sweep past Saturn and then Jupiter in the days ahead.

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Patheos-Pagan: Autonomy Over Integrity

Sometimes I sit down to write in this blog and I wonder what it is about. I’d intended it to be faithfully and completely death oriented, but quickly realized that sometimes I’m going to have to use this platform to shine a light on issues that are important to me. Usually though, it’s still about grieving; even if it’s just me grieving something I had put a measure of faith into.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Faun – Karuna (unplugged 2007)

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Inner Journey: STRETCH YOURSELF

“People are defeated by easy, victorious and cheap successes more than by adversity.”
— Benjamin Disraeli

Today’s social standard is one of mediocrity. The status quo rarely challenges our individual creative power.

Create a brand new world for yourself, one that meets your deepest needs. By doing so, you will help raise the quality of consciousness of the entire world. Use your imagination! Sing your own song!

“Success means fulfilling your own dreams, singing your own song, dancing your own dance, creating from your heart and enjoying the journey, trusting that whatever happens, it will be OK. Creating your own adventure!”
— Elana Lindquist

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know the real reason the rich keep getting richer?

No, besides interest income.

No, besides “abundance” actually seeking them out.

No, besides me pulling strings for them.

Right. The thoughts they think. Thoughts anyone can think. Thoughts that make all those other things happen.

Yank,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Pavlova

My favorite way to enjoy lemon meringue is with pavlova. The meringue base cools and dries out slowly, creating a crispy, crunchy crust on the outside which contrasts beautifully with a soft, sticky center. Topped with an intense lemon curd filling, fresh blueberries, and a homemade blueberry sauce, this dessert takes a little bit of time to make but is also simple and easy to pull off

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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
April 6, 2021

Fate
“Through kindness, you can change your fate.

-Nguyen T. Nguyen (1992)


It’s amazing how far a good attitude will get us. It’s the lemons into lemonade theory. Just add a little sugar and look what happens! There is always a better way. Use your power, your intellect, your creativity. Be kind. Be loving. And you’ll soon taste the sweetness of life.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

Take everything and everyone a little bit more seriously today, without getting grim about it. People may bring you requests or problems that they think are shaking up their world, and you should offer at least a token respect for their worries and needs. None of this puts any pressure on you, unless you get emotionally involved. Remember, you have neither the power nor responsibility to fix it all.

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 March 17, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 17, 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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March is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. This was the time of year to resume military campaigns that had been interrupted due to winter. (brownielocks.com)

March Events

March 2 Dr. Seuss Day

March 3 World Wildlife Day

March 4 World Book Day

March 13 New Moon 2:21 am PST/ 3:21 am MST/ 5:21 am EST

March 14 Daylight Savings begins 2 am

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 Celtic Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox / Ostara

March 20 World Storytelling Day

March 25 World Tolkein Reading Day

March 28 Full Storm Moon 11:48 am PST/ 12:48 pm MST/ 2:48 pm EST


Spirit Library: Freeing up your Energy (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Much of what has been surfacing recently is linked to the old mental programming and conditioning we adopted in childhood, which keeps us tied to childhood wounds and old emotions

Read more….

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Rabbit Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle – Totem Animal, Power Animal – Magical Crafting

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Spiritual Unite: NUMBER 21 MEANING IN NUMEROLOGY


Number 21 regarded as the transformation number in numerology. Those people born under number 21 have to understand themselves and pass the change of their personality to understand the higher laws of the universe.

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ThoughtCo: Good Luck Charms and Symbols

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

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Spirituality & Health: A Guided Meditation for Rest and Instant Calm

Reclaim rest! Take a journey of self-exploration and set clear boundaries as you reconnect with nature and self through meditation

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MBG: Journaling Isn’t Enough: Here’s How To Put Your Gratitude Into Action

Gratitude has become a big idea in certain circles these days, and a lot has been written about research showing that a focus on gratitude has real benefits for people in terms of their mental and physical well-being.

Read more….

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Daily Good: All Cats Are Black

Don’t allow your wounds to transform you into someone you are not.

  • Paulo Coelho –

All Cats Are Black

“My biggest regret is that I wasn’t born beautiful– there, I’ve said it.”Jenny Jackson delivers these words with captivating candor in this poignant, short film by Green Renaissance. Lacking the experience of warmth and kindness in childhood, Jackson grew into a person she barely recognized. In her forties three words on a sandwich board brought a moment of self-reckoning that ripened over slow years. In her mid-sixties she began to deeply explore all the parts of her life that she had not truly dealt with.”If you live long enough, you will experience great hurt. What you make of that is up to you. It can be beautiful or it can be ugly.” Discover the gift of Jackson’s resilient spirit, her wisdom, humor and art here. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: Homemade Rose Body Lotion

A nice light body lotion that keeps your skin feeling moist and supple.

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What Does Your Birth Month Flower Say About You? Birth Flowers by Month and their Meaning

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Treehugger: Frog’s Lungs Act Like Noise-Canceling Headphones

Inflated lungs help frogs cancel out extraneous noise, allowing them to zero in on the calls of potential mates. They balloon up, essentially acting like noise-canceling headphones, researchers report in a new study

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EarthSky News: Moon, Mars in Taurus Mar 18, 19 and 20

These next several evenings – March 18, 19 and 20, 2021 – watch the waning crescent moon as it travels in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull. As the moon goes eastward through the Bull, it’ll pass to the south of the Pleiades star cluster on March 18 (as viewed from North America). Roughly a day later, the moon will then swing in between the ruddy star Aldebaran and the red planet Mars. Aldebaran, which is a bit brighter than Mars, is the brightest star to light up the constellation Taurus.

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Patheos-Pagan: Bee Inspired Witchcraft And Magic

The association between witchcraft and bees is perhaps not as well remembered as that between (for example) witchcraft and cats. Bees and magic however are intrinsically linked in our cultural imaginations.

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Pagan Playlist: Shawn James – One I Love (Traditional Irish folk song) – Live at the Caves of Cushendun

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Inner Journey: REFLECT ON YOUR LIFE

“Reflection is one of the most underused yet powerful tools for success.”
— Richard Carlson

Regularly, take time to reflect on what has been happening in your life. Step back to work ON your life instead of IN it. See yourself as the C.E.O. of your own personal company, or as the captain of your own ship. Are you navigating the waves as well asyou might?

Stepping back helps us see a bigger, more inclusive picture. Small events make more sense in the bigger scheme of things.

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
— James Levin

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Sure, we have an “Advanced Self Help” department here!

Down the hall and through the doors with the sign that says, “Help Others.”

Yeah, same-same, because the therapy that comes from helping someone else is one of the most advanced ways to help yourself.

Next,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Beer Braised Irish Stew and Colcannon

It is a finger-licking recipe that can be perfect for any occasion or just simple family meal. Here is the recipe for this delicious dish.

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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
March 17, 2021

Trees
“I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.”

-Willa Cather, O Pioneers! (1913)


Trees are patient. They are resilient. They don’t try to be something they’re not. They don’t get jealous of faster growing varieties. They bloom where they are planted, and make the best of it. They don’t make any demands. There is a children’s book called “The Giving Tree” which really explains generosity. Freddy got this book from his aunt when he was little and it was always one of his favorites. We can learn a lot from trees

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

Let intuition be your guide today and you won’t go too far wrong. If something doesn’t need to be done or delivered instantly, take your time and let events, situations, and people claim the time and attention they seem to want. Things want to sort themselves out for you, in the best ways. Don’t introduce complications. Be decisive when necessary but otherwise step up, too, and be pleasantly surprised.

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/

It’s About Self Care: Cat’s Angel Message for March 7, 2021

It’s About Self Care: Cat’s Angel Message for March 7, 2021

March Theme: Manifesting our dreams and goal requires focus and clarity. By working on self-love we find the inner peace needed to navigate our path like a pro.

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Meditation can be found in all things. Through breath, movement or non movement. Just be and just flow. ~Cat

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37: Take some time today to engage in your favorite form of meditation. Remember that there is no need to sit still. Go for a walk or simply gather impressions from what’s going on around you. Make note of details, feelings, thoughts and ideas that come to you, don’t force things to come to you just let them flow naturally. You can even ask questions or gain peaceful reassurance from the Divine Sources, the Angel or Ascended Masters. Meditation is also a form of self care, which is important to our overall well-being. It helps us to regain our balance and allows us to ground and center. The Ascended Masters are just reminding us today to embrace awareness of your world and yourself and feel the budding of new growth!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Embrace the healing energy of Archangel Raphael. This enhances your personal healing abilities so that you are better equipped to help yourself and others when needed. He teaches us that it is through our spiritual journey that we can heal our selves and our lives and therefore regain our self confidence and faith. 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 Yogananda teaches us that during times of stress or loss of focus peace can be found through meditation. Remember that meditation can be as simple as taking several deep breaths and centering yourself. Use this as your personal reset button.

The Hindu goddess Green Tara says “Come and sit beside me. Breathe and calm your mind and heart. In the center of your being lives the fire of your own creation, feel it and bring it forward. Allow it to bring with it your confidence and courage, do not fear, I am here with you.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Rose Quartz brings us inner peace and harmony which is essential to increasing our faith. The energy of this stone is very soothing and can help calm frazzled nerves. It helps to promote the softer, move loving view that we need to embrace gratitude, it soothes and clears the emotions and fills us with loving compassion. It works with the heart chakra to gently wash away negative feelings that we harbor against ourselves and lifts the emotions to promote joy and peace. It opens our heart and shows us the love in relationships and situations, which helps us find a balancing point Use this gentle stone to shower yourself with loving care and to send healing to those little places that most need it

Satin Spar Selenite makes it a great meditation stone. It opens the crown chakra to help us receive universal guidance as it calms the emotions and promotes inner peace.

Gentle Seraphinite helps to clears the heart chakra opens us to love on all levels. It is also used to review the progress that you have made in life, and shows the changes that we need to make to best helps us on our path. When used with meditation promotes spiritual enlightenment and self healing.

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 January 29, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 29, 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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January is named for the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depecited with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future.

January Events

Jan. 1 Happy New Year! Welcome 2021

Jan. 1 Ellis Island Day

Jan. 3 J.R.R. Tolkien Day

Jan. 5 Twelfth Night

Jan. 12/13 New Moon 9:00 pm PST/ 10:00 pm MST/ 12:00 am EST

Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 19 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan. 20 Inauguration Day USA

Jan. 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan. 27 Holocaust Memorial Day

Jan. 28 Full “Wolf” Moon 11:16 am PST/ 12:16 pm MST/ 2:16 pm .m. EST

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20


Sabbat Series: IMBOLC! (Origins, Ritual Ideas, My Plans)

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Spiritual Unite: 9999 MEANING – THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE NUMBERS 9999

It’s a unique number with a sequence of 9, 99, 999, and 9999.[1]

It’s no surprise that you are reading this article because you have been searching for its meaning.

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ThoughtCo: Hold An Imbolc House Cleansing Ritual

No one really likes to clean, but we all know we feel better when our physical space is tidy. It’s one of life’s necessary chores. Start your spring off with a good thorough cleaning, and then follow that up with a spiritual cleansing.

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Spirituality & Health: a Guided Meditation For self Love

In this Valentine’s month, it’s very important to spend some time loving ourselves. Honoring the relationship with our own hearts goes a long way towards supporting our relationships with other people, whether or not we’re in a partnership. This simple meditation focuses our intention on loving all parts of ourselves no matter what.

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MBG: Our Numerology Forecast For 2021 Is In: What To Expect In The “5” Year

Whether or not you made New Year’s resolutions, most of us intuitively feel a profound energy shift whenever the calendar turns. In numerology, that transition is a big deal: It marks the passage into a new Universal Year.

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Daily Good: The Blue Hour: A Celebration of Nature’s Rarest Color

I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.

  • Thich Nhat Hanh –

The Blue Hour: A Celebration of Nature’s Rarest Color

“Blue, Rebecca Solnit wrote in one of humanity’s most beautiful reflections on our planets primary hue, is the color of solitude and of desire, the color of there seen from here the color of longing for the distances you never arrive in, for the blue world, a world of many blues a pioneering 19th-century nomenclature of colors listed eleven kinds of blue, in hues as varied as the color of the flax-flower and the throat of the blue titmouse and the stamina of a certain species of anemone. Darwin took this guide with him on The Beagle in order to better describe what he saw. We name in order to see better and apprehend only what we know how to name, how to think about.” Maria Popova shares more in this lovely exploration of ‘The Blue Hour’, a book by French author, illustrator Isabelle Simler. { read more }

Be The Change

What does the color blue evoke for you? Try and be aware of the places this shade shows up in your life today. What do you notice that you perhaps might have missed before?

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Today’s DIY: Imbolc Watercolor Greeting Card – Magical Crafting, Witchcraft, Celebrate Imbolc, Wheel of the Year

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Elephant Journal: “Desiderata”—a Poem that Reminds us it’s Still a Beautiful World.

My favourite poem is the famous “Desiderata” (Latin for things desired), written by Max Ehrmann in 1927.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: 9 Striking Skunk Facts

Skunks usually need no introduction. And in the rare cases when they do, they have a knack for making a strong first impression.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: A winding river of stars called Eridanus

Tonight, you’ll need a very dark sky in order to see Eridanus the River. You won’t see this one from the city, or even the suburbs. Eridanus the River begins near the star Rigel in the constellation Orion the Hunter – and wells up in a great loop before ambling back down toward the southern horizon.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Living a Charmed Life: Spell Books for Any Occasion

I was scrolling on Facebook the other day and came across a post asking for recommendations for Spell Books. My mind went racing back to my witchling days

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Stolen Child – Loreena McKennitt With Lyrics

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Inner Journey: STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

“The burden is equal to the horse’s strength.”
— The Talmud

What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?

If you make a list of the two and study them, you may discover they match.

Life needs us to bring our strengths to the world. To encourage us to do so, we have weaknesses that give rise to problems that require us to call on our strengths to solve them. Ingenious, don’t you think?

“Our weaknesses are divine gifts that when embraced will enable us to make our purposeful contribution to the whole, which is why we incarnated in the first place.”
— Andrew Schneider

“We acquire the strength we have overcome.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A Note from the Universe

Young souls lean on science..

Mature souls lean on faith.

And old souls, Cat, prefer long walks and short talks; whistling to hip-hop, country, or rock; and on occasion, tree spotting.

There! On the horizon! Oak!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Shari’s Shredded Chicken Enchiladas

These shredded chicken enchiladas are a family favorite and easy to prepare.

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
January 29, 2021

Challenge
“The fruit that can fall without shaking,
Indeed is too mellow for me.”

-Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, 1803


There are a lot of analogies along these lines. “Go out on a limb, that’s where the fruit is!” The fruit that falls is ready and ripe – but it is ready and ripe before it falls. Sometimes a little shake is just what it needs to get it where it needs to be! Otherwise it might rot on the vine. As people, we get a little bit comfortable where we are, we’re happy to “hang around,” maybe longer than we should. Sometimes a challenge, a little shake-up, gets us goin

-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 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 January 22, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 22, 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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January is named for the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depecited with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future.

January Events

Jan. 1 Happy New Year! Welcome 2021

Jan. 1 Ellis Island Day

Jan. 3 J.R.R. Tolkien Day

Jan. 5 Twelfth Night

Jan. 12/13 New Moon 9:00 pm PST/ 10:00 pm MST/ 12:00 am EST

Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 19 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan. 20 Inauguration Day USA

Jan. 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan. 27 Holocaust Memorial Day

Jan. 28 Full “Wolf” Moon 11:16 am PST/ 12:16 pm MST/ 2:16 pm .m. EST

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20


Spirit Library: Agile, Creative & Innovative (a message from Kate Spreckley)

These are unprecedented times where very little seems to make sense. The underlying energy is pretty volatile which is creating an impulsive and unpredictable environment.

Read more….

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

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Spiritual Unite: MEANING OF SOUL URGE NUMBER 2

What Does Soul Urge Number 2 Signify? The soul urge number 2, just like other numbers in numerology is a great way to understand human life.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Crafts for the Imbolc Sabbat

Imbolc falls on February 2, and it’s a time to celebrate the goddess Brighid, as well as rejoice in knowing that the end of winter is coming soon.

Read more…

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Emergence Magazine: The Druid Renaissance
by Lucy Jones


“How does one cope with being alive in the most ecologically disconnected and destructive culture in human history? How do we get back in touch with the natural world before it’s too late?”

Read more….

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MBG: Mantras & Affirmations Can Only Go So Far: 5 Things I Do When They Fall Short

Six years ago I was recruited by a producer at The Rachael Ray Show. I thought I was about to have the biggest break in my food blogging career…until she revealed she was looking for: Couples who had design disagreements that a celebrity designer could help them resolve on-air.

Read more….

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The myth behind the Chinese zodiac – Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen

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Elephant Journal: Loving-kindness Meditation: A Practice that Helps us Forgive Others.

Loving-kindness meditation is also known as metta meditation.
“Metta” means directing good will and love toward all sentient beings. This form of meditation aids us in developing an attitude of kindness and compassion, especially for the people we are on bad terms with.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 8 Intriguing Orangutan Facts

Orangutans are tree-dwelling great apes that live in Malaysia and Indonesia. There are just three species of orangutan: Sumatran, Bornean, and Tapanuli, all of which live in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra and are categorized as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Moon in Taurus on January 22, 23 and 24

These next three nights – January 22, 23 and 24, 2021 – the bright waxing gibbous moon shines in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull. However, it will be difficult to envision the starlit figure of the Bull on these moonlit nights.

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Central Themes of Paganism & Witchcraft

(Originally published with the Irish Pagan Digest in July 2020, now released for my public readers).

In a world that feels a bit bizarre to most of us, with a pandemic of historic proportions locking down the world, there might not be a better time to look to paganism, or at least what I would consider core pagan practices.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Karliene – All The Magic – A Yennefer Fan Song

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Inner Journey: DAILY FORGIVENESS

“As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind.”
— Isabelle Holland

We cannot avoid daily resentment and thoughts of guilt. They are a part of human nature. What we can do is release their grip on us. We can forgive others and ourselves daily.

Forgiveness requires nothing in return. There are no conditions. It gets rid of old baggage and clears up unfinished business. It leads us to a life of authenticity, lightness and directness. Forgiveness is the highest form of letting go of resentment andego.

True forgiveness is more than an apology, understanding and acceptance. There is an element of recreating and re-imagining. There is a need to envision ourselves as more loving, interdependent, courageous and compassionate. Forgiveness requires honouringthe sacred journey of learning about life – our life and others’.

“Whatever we have done, we can always make amends for it without ever looking back in guilt or sorrow.”
— Eknath Easwaran

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A Note from the Universe

Each challenge adds to the suspense, adds to the mystery, adds to the chaos, adds to the possibilities, adds to the romance, adds to the adventure, adds to the joy.

And I say anything that adds to the joy should be embraced.

Cool?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Bob’s Little Known, Less Cared About Chili

Savory, smoky, easy-to-make chili. Sometimes I add a can of corn, too. Maybe have some sweet corn bread muffins with honey on the side. You could use black beans, pinto beans, pink beans, or small red beans in place of the kidney beans.

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
January 22, 2021

Sleep
“I believe the greatest asset a head of state can have is the ability to get a good night’s sleep.”

-Harold Wilson


We could take this quote a couple of ways. When we sleep well, we are strong, and we make good decisions. And when we have done our best, and made what we feel are good decisions, we have a clear conscience, so we can get a good night sleep without having nagging thoughts keeping us up at night. This is true for anyone, not just a head of state.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

The day may be full of confusion but you don’t have to go through it naively and unaware of what’s happening around you. It’s not a good day to flirt with taking silly risks, some of which might turn out to be semi-dangerous or costly. You may be too hyper to want to play it safe, but at least make an effort to not be naïve or irresponsible.

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. AND 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 December 17, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 17, 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.

Stay healthy, Stay safe!

Blessings, Cat

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December’s Events

Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor Day

Dec, 10 Hanukkah

Dec. 14 New Moon at 8:16 am PST/ 9:16 am MST/ 11:16 am EST

Dec,15 National Cat Herders Day

Dec. 20 Ugly Sweater Day

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice/Winter Begins

Dec. 21 Moon 1st Qtr 3:41pm PST/ 4:41 pm MST/ 6:41 pm EST

Dec. 23 Festivus

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve

Dec. 24 Celtic Tree month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 26 Kwanzaa

Dec. 29 Full Moon at 7:28 pm PST/ 8:28 pm MST/ 10:28 pm EST

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

Dec. 31 Hogmanay

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Spirit Library: Changing World (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This year has facilitated a powerful inner transformation. With so many difficult and challenging experiences we have been forced to face, process, release and realign our entire being.

Read more…..

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Worts + Cunning Apothecary Newsletter: Witchcraft + Weeds : Healing + Magickal Practices for Winter

The days grow shorter and the longest night of the year spreads its cloak of stars across the land. Known by many names including the Winter Solstice, Yule….

Read more….

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Spiritual Unite: TIGER SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – APEX ENERGY AVAILABLE

Having a tiger spirit animal speaks of your strength, courage and determination.

Tiger symbolism also relates to overcoming fears and obstacles, as well as maintaining a healthy appetite for life.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Deities of the Winter Solstice

While it may be mostly Pagans who celebrate the Yule holiday today, nearly all cultures and faiths have held some sort of winter solstice celebration or festival. Because of the theme of endless birth, life, death, and rebirth, the time of the solstice is often associated with deity and other legendary figures.

Read more….

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MBG: How Finding Your “Flow State” Can Strengthen Your Relationship With Others & Yourself

We are all spiritual creatures, even if we don’t fully realize it yet. Try thinking back to a time as a kid when you felt completely yourself, relaxed and comfortable, unconcerned with the expectations of others, and inspired.

Read more……

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: The Witch of Wanderlust: Winter Solstice Altar || Mini Vlog

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How to Make a Cinnamon Candle Holder – Yule Gift – Holiday gift & DIY Craft – Magical Crafting

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Elephant Journal: If the Sky could Talk. {Poem}

If the sky could talk,

it would tell us to just stop,

and look,

stop,

stop the madness,

Read more…..

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Treehugger: 8 Facts About the Wonderful Walrus

Walruses are probably best known for their oversized tusks. In fact, the species’ scientific name Odobenus rosmarus is Latin for “tooth walking sea horse.” There are two subspecies of these marine mammals,

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Look for the Northern Cross

Tonight, look for the Northern Cross. It isn’t as famous as its counterpart – the Southern Cross – visible from the Southern Hemisphere or the northern tropics. But the Northern Cross also looks like a cross, and it’s pretty easy to spot. It’s a large, noticeable star pattern.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Getting Into the Mood of Yule

Perhaps you have decorated to “get into the mood” of Yule. Shopped a little too, but something, still isn’t quite cutting it. Read on for some tips to enhance the reason for the season and celebration of Yule.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Solstice Evergreen

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Inner Journey: SLOW DOWN AND ENJOY

“Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Racing through life is very stressful. If we stay in high gear too long, we lose our ability to shift down. And when we’re stressed, we can’t access happiness, appreciation, fun, compassion, generosity, awareness of beauty and other wonderful qualities. High stress also triggers negative emotions like frustration, impatience, anger and fear.

Life has so much to offer if we will slow down and truly experience it. We must always remember that we are the ones in control of the accelerator. We CAN choose to brake.

“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast — you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.”
— Eddie Cantor

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A Note from the Universe

What if the things you’re going through right now were custom designed to set you up for some really big dreams coming true? Huge big dreams?

And I see a thriving business and a steady income coming out of this, as well.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Herbal Muse Press: Hawthorn Berry Homemade Cordial

Harvesting hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) berries in late fall can produce a basket of sweet red berries ideal for a vitamin-rich homemade cordial (Harford,2020). Blended with seasonal favorites, including apple, rosehip (Rosa spp.), and cinnamon (Cinnamomum spp.), this hawthorn berry homemade cordial is sure to delight and soothe.

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 Tarot: The Hermit

Be thoughtful and leave more room and time to gain a little fresh wisdom. Be observant, too, and look beyond those things that are being put under your nose. You don’t have to share your impressions and discoveries unless you think it’s wise. This doesn’t make you hesitant, doubtful, or skeptical. It makes you better able to see solutions and to avoid repeat mistakes

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 December 3, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 3, 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.

Stay healthy, Stay safe!

Blessings, Cat

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December’s Events

Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor Day

Dec, 10 Hanukkah

Dec. 14 New Moon at 8:16 am PST/ 9:16 am MST/ 11:16 am EST

Dec,15 National Cat Herders Day

Dec. 20 Ugly Sweater Day

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice/Winter Begins

Dec. 21 Moon 1st Qtr 3:41pm PST/ 4:41 pm MST/ 6:41 pm EST

Dec. 23 Festivus

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve

Dec. 24 Celtic Tree month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 26 Kwanzaa

Dec. 29 Full Moon at 7:28 pm PST/ 8:28 pm MST/ 10:28 pm EST

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

Dec. 31 Hogmanay

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Spirit Library: Stay Centred & Grounded (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The energies of this year have been intensely powerful, purposeful and seemingly continuous. In our modern cultures rites of passage are not always consciously undertaken and therefore planetary alignments and eclipse gateways offer the opportunity for deep growth, healing and soul evolution.

Read more…

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The Egyptian myth of Isis and the seven scorpions – Alex Gendler

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Pioneer Thinking; How to Make Beeswax Candles

The following two projects that this article is going to teach are both simple and beautiful. With very little work you can create a beautiful and pleasant scented candle.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: All About Yule

For people of nearly any religious background, the time of the winter solstice is a time when we gather with family and loved ones. For Pagans and Wiccans, it’s often celebrated as Yule, but there are literally dozens of ways you can enjoy the season.

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: Listening to Sacred Stillness: Stillness on a December Morning

Stillness on a December Morning
There were times this year when we were not sure we would make it to another December morning.

This year has threatened to overwhelm us. We have pushed through, over, and around obstacles this year. Some of us have survived the loss of people we love.

Read more…….

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Spirituality & Health: 4 Mini Meditations for a Peaceful Holiday Season

Spirituality is accessible even during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, if we make it a practice in our everyday lives.

Read more…..

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The Witch of Wanderlust: Low-Cost Witchcraft Tools(That You Probably Already Have!)

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Elephant Journal: How this Loving-Kindness Meditation can start to Heal Divisions.

I have struggled this year—with grief and loss and fear.
Grief from recent deaths of both my parents, grief for lives lost at the hands of racial injustice and from COVID-19, and grief from the loss of “normal” life as we knew before the pandemic hit.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: Vote for Your Favorite Wildlife Photographer of the Year

It’s time to head back to the polls, but this time all the choices are wildlife.

The prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest announced its winners earlier this year. Now it’s time for animal lovers to go online and weigh in on the LUMIX People’s Choice Award.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Can you see stars’ different colors?

Tonight … notice that the stars are like wildflowers, in that each star radiates with a different color of the rainbow. Have you ever noticed their various hues? Let’s explore some of the stars that you’ll see in the meadow of night tonight.

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Patheos-Pagan: Irish-American Witchcraft: Why the Roots of Your Fairy Beliefs Matter

If you enter into a discussion in any fairy group on social media you will very quickly find a variety of ideas being expressed. Usually these ideas are put forward not as opinions but as unassailable facts supported by the person’s own experiences or study.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Mother Of Darkness; We All Come From The Goddess by Circle Of Women

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Inner Journey: SEEK YOUR LIMITS AND BEYOND

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

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

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

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

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A Note from the Universe

Manifesting doesn’t just work sometimes..

Which is pretty much the only “lesson” you have to learn.

Thoughts become things,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Turn Gingerbread Men Into Reindeer With This Clever Decorating Trick

If making gingerbread cookies is one of your holiday traditions, you probably have a gingerbread man cookie cutter in your baking supplies. But did you know you can use that cookie cutter to make more than gingerbread men? With one simple trick you can turn a gingerbread man into a reindeer. Simply flip him upside down and the legs become antlers! Genius, right?

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
December 3, 2020

Personality
“We do not accept ourselves for what we are, we retreat from our real selves, and then we erect a personality to bridge the gap.”

-Susan Sontag, 1963


In this case, the word “personality” is being used like the word “ego.” It is important for us to understand that we are more than the roles we play. Sometimes we lose ourselves in these roles, we identify with our “doing” rather than our “being.” Take time in silence to reconnect.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

Take everything and everyone a little bit more seriously today, without getting grim about it. People may bring you requests or problems that they think are shaking up their world, and you should offer at least a token respect for their worries and needs. None of this puts any pressure on you, unless you get emotionally involved. Remember, you have neither the power nor responsibility to fix it all.

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 November 24, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 24, 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.

Stay healthy, Stay safe!

Blessings, Cat

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 1 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 3 Election Day (USA)

Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST

Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST

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Spirit Library: A Time of Rebirth (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are moving out of a time of heavy energy which had us feeling uncertain and stagnant. So much change is occurring and yet we are still unsure of where this change may be taking us.

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The Celtic Tree Month of Elder (Ruis)
November 25 – December 22nd

The theme for this month is death, rebirth and the return of light. This month begins with the dark time of the year and ends with the birth of the sun at the Winter Solstice.

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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.

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ThoughtCo: Herbalism Reading List

Many Pagans are interested in magical herbalism. There is a lot of information out there, so if you’re looking for books to guide you in your herbalism studies, here are some useful titles to add to your collection.

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Empath Meditation for Cleansing and Clearing your Energy

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MBG: We’ll Take Sagittarius Season’s Jet-Setting Vibe — But Make It 2020 Style

Every 30 days or so, the Sun visits a new zodiac sign. During this “season” you’ll feel the prevailing astrological energy—no matter what day of the year you were born. Sagittarius season 2020 begins Saturday, November 21, and ends Monday, December 21.

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Daily Good: Are You a Highly Sensitive Person?

Being highly sensitive does not at all rule out being, in your own way, a tenacious survivor.

Elaine N. Aron –

Are You a Highly Sensitive Person?

“Dr. Elaine Aron is a clinical depth psychologist and the author of the seminal 1997 book The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You. With Sounds True, she has published The Highly Sensitive Person’s Complete Learning Program: Essential Insights and Tools for Navigating Your Work, Relationships, and Life. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon speaks with Dr. Aron about what it means to be a highly sensitive person and recent research into the phenomenon. They consider whether the trait is genetic or adaptive, as well as the various ways sensitive behaviors manifest in day-to-day life. They also discuss how best to approach romantic relationships with highly sensitive people and the possible social advantages of sensitivity. Finally, Dr. Aron shares the connection between extreme sensitivity and intuition, as well as attitudes necessary for embracing the entirety of your unique, sensitive self.” { read more }

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The Gods of the Underworld around the World – Mythology Curiosities – See U in History

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Elephant Journal: 3 Ways to Embrace Change During this Full Moon Eclipse. {November 29th}

The energy of the full moon eclipse in Gemini is set to be one for big change.
The sun is in the sign of hopeful and optimistic Sagittarius that is also governed by Jupiter—the planet of luck and expansion—which remains conjunct Pluto until approximately December 23rd.

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Treehugger: Photo Awards Find Rollicking Humor in Nature

Seriously. Who doesn’t need a good laugh right now?

With a grinning fish, a monkey biker gang, and a singing rodent, it’s nature to the rescue with the 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards. The annual competition showcases the light side of conservation photography, highlighting images with a sense of humor.

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EarthSky News: Watch for the moon and Mars

These next several nights – November 24, 25 and 26, 2020 – use the waxing gibbous moon moon to find the brilliant red planet Mars. For the fun of it, we also show the planet Uranus, the seventh planet outward from the sun, on our sky chart. You’re not likely to see Uranus with the eye alone in the lunar glare, but you should have no trouble viewing dazzling Mars, which outshines Uranus by nearly 700 times.

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Patheos-Pagan: Magical Tools and Altars

What is an altar?
I looked up the word in the dictionary just out of interest and this is the description it gives:

“An elevated place or structure, as a mound or platform, at which religious rites are performed or on which sacrifices are offered to gods, ancestors etc”

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Pagan Playlist: Luna Santa – Luna (Video Oficial)

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Inner Journey: OPEN TO POSSIBILITIES

“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities — always see them, for they’re always there.”
— Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

“One of the saddest lines in the world is, ‘Oh come now – be realistic.’ The best parts of this world were not fashioned by those who were realistic. They were fashioned by those who dared to look hard at their wishes and gave them horses to ride.”
— Richard Nelson Bolles

“The world would have you agree with its dismal dream of limitation. But the light would have you soar like the eagle of your sacred visions.”
— Alan Cohen

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”
— Walt Disney

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Just as you are today, challenges and all, you’re still the envy of the Universe.

I know,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Wisconsin Five-Cheese Bake

A savory twist on traditional macaroni and cheese made with multiple cheeses for layers of cheese flavor in every bite.

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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
November 24, 2020

Industry

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

-Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

Work worth doing hardly seems like work at all – it’s a pleasure! Doing good work makes us feel alive. It’s wonderful to be able to contribute, to be able to make an impact, make a difference. Any work you love doing, any work that helps people, or makes the world a better place in any way – that is work worth doing.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

It’s possible that a trust has been violated or a relationship may be hurt by a broken promise, or you sense that this might happen soon. Until you know for sure who and what might be involved, take no action, although the discreet question asked of a trustworthy person might be all right, though still risky. Make no accusations but respect your own self-interest

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 November 18, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 18, 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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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 1 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 3 Election Day (USA)

Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST

Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST

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Spirit Library: Define Your Priorities (a message from Kate Spreckley)

There are incredible benefits to the period we are currently moving through. These benefits include the opportunity for us to redefine who we are and how we live.

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Pioneer Thinking: 6 Great Ways to Freshen The Air Naturally

A pleasant smelling home may seem like a very inviting place to be, but many spray and plug-in fragrance products add harmful chemicals to their “fresh scent.”

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Basics of Banishing, Binding, and Unbinding (What is it, Why we do it, and More!)

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF SHOOTING STAR

The beauty of the night sky filled with stars is incomparable. Our light filled cities have made us nearly impossible to enjoy the shining diamonds in the sky, but with luck, we somehow get the chance to skip the city and adore this gift of nature.

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ThoughtCo: Hestia, Greek Goddess of the Hearth

The Greek goddess Hestia watches over domesticity and the family, and was traditionally honored with the first offering at any sacrifice made in the home.

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MBG: This Is Your Brain On Prayer: A Psychiatrist On How Spirituality Changes Your Neurochemistry

Here at mbg, we believe everything is connected (hence, one word: mindbodygreen), so the idea that spirituality can function alongside psychiatry is one that makes total sense to us.

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Daily Good: The Soul of the Rose

A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world.

Leo Buscaglia –

The Soul of the Rose

“A bower of roses creates a special kind of sacred space, filled with a scent that can connect us to the past. Whether freshly cut and placed in a crystal vase with winter greens, or tumbling out of an old watering can, dried for a Victorian potpourri or the center of an herb filled tussie mussie, the rose connects us to our inner selves, to memories of another time, another place, as past and present merge. A dried pressed rose petal, falling out of a precious book, means someone was once deeply loved. Throughout the ages the rose has symbolized love, life, sexuality and passion, death, the sun, the moon, the heart, the soul, perfection itself. Hafiz, a Sufi poet, calls it the “heart enchanting flower.”” Lucia Bettler shares more in this lovely meditation on the rose. { read more }

Be The Change

Is there any particular kind of flower that holds a special place in your heart? What does it evoke for you?

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How stories bring me happiness – a quiet cottage vlog

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Elephant Journal: 13 Quotes to help us Live, Love & Celebrate Life.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I call out moments in time—the start and end of each month, remembrances, firsts, lasts, and more.

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Treehugger: 10 Incredible Facts About Kangaroos
These iconic marsupials are more complex than you might think.

Few animals symbolize their continent quite like kangaroos, which serve as global icons for Australia.

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Patheos-Pagan: Taking A Look At The Top Ten Tarot Superstitions

There are a lot of Tarot Superstitions out there. If you’ve just started reading or even if you’ve been doing it for almost 4 decades like me, people will probably try and tell you what you should or shouldn’t do with your tarot deck.

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Legend

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Inner Journey: WHY? WHY? WHY?

“As long as one keeps searching, the answers come.”
— Joan Baez

Asking ourselves ‘why?’ helps us delve deeply into our main motives — why we do what we do. This process helps us go deeper into our reasoning, habits and unconscious beliefs. Once we become aware of our underlying motives, we can choose to change them,if we wish.

Regularly ask yourself, ‘Why am I…?’ Listen closely for the answer that surfaces in your mind, and write it down. Now look at your answer and ask why again. Continue with this process to reach the true source of your motivation.

“Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else….”
— Archibald Alexander

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Me? Concerned? Let’s see, at the moment, you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be. Whenever the going has gotten tough, you’ve always bounced back even higher than you were before. And, somehow, you keep getting even better looking.
But you are a dear for thinking of me.
Mmmmmwaw –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Green Bean Casserole Remix

Welcome to a new and tastier version of the classic green bean casserole with bacon and fresh mushrooms.

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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
November 18, 2020

Searching
“When you stop looking for something, you see it right in front of you.”

-Eleanor Coppola, Notes, 1979


It’s interesting how an objective observer can see things for us that we somehow can’t seem to see for ourselves. That’s just one way that we are here to help each other. We can remind one another of our inherent beauty, of the love we have to offer, of the talents we have to share.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

People may be expecting or needing you to be laid-back and easy to deal with but your own inclinations may make you seem more difficult and demanding. You may see yourself as just being direct while others consider you as being tactless. Save yourself a lot of grief and use extra care with your words and actions. If someone gets bent out of shape, try to catch it instantly and stop it as soon as you can.

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/