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.

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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….

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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,

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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

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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.

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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

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Today’s Recipe: Making Mead for Solstice

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Magical Correspondences for Midsummer

June 20, 2021

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
June 18, 2021

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

-Agatha Christie (1955)


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

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

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

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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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 5, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 5, 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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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: One Step at a Time (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Currently many are feeling blocked, drained, depressed and or exhausted as the necessary changes we are being called to make create difficulty and confusion. The incoming energies indicate the promise of the new, however breaking free of existing challenges comes only when we are able to recognise and take advantage of the emerging possibilities.

Read more….

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A Spring Spell for May | Simple Spell Bag | Spellcraft

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Spirituality & Health: Guided Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Forest Grove

In this guided meditation, drift away into a beautiful, comforting imaginary forest grove full of old growth trees with deep roots and healing messages. As you listen to this meditation before you go to sleep, you will help prepare your body for a deeper, more refreshing sleep.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: What Is Sympathetic Magic

In many traditions of magic, both older and modern, the concept of sympathetic magic plays a crucial role. The idea behind sympathetic magic is, at its core, that a person can be affected magically by actions performed towards something that represents them.

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: In Your Hand

I know you can only see red right now through the cut in your trust. But most cuts mend and then, the courage is in finding an open boat so you can row far enough out that you can drift.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Nature and the Serious Work of Joy

To use the world well, to be able to stop wasting it and our time in it, we need to relearn our being in it.

  • Ursula Le Guin –

Nature and the Serious Work of Joy

“‘Our origins are of the earth. And so there is in us a deeply seated response to the natural universe, which is part of our humanity,” Rachel Carson wrote in reflecting on our spiritual bond with nature shortly before she awakened the modern environmental conscience. The rewards and redemptions of that elemental yet endangered response is what British naturalist and environmental writer Michael McCarthy, a modern-day Carson, explores in The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy (public library) — part memoir and part manifesto, a work of philosophy rooted in environmental science and buoyed by a soaring poetic imagination.” Maria Popova shares more about McCarthy’s book and its timely messages here. { read more }

Be The Change

Walk into nature in any of its forms today, and as you look and listen and receive the impression, also notice within yourself its effect on you. Is there some simple way you can return to nature its great gift to us, by planting or weeding or caring for an animal?

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Take care of your pineal gland by doing this | Dr. Hansaji Yogendra

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Elephant Journal: 3 Surprising Things to Include in our Gratitude Practice.

In life, there are a lot of things we want.
Maybe it’s a new car, a bigger house, a grand vacation, or a job that pays more. But do we ever give thanks for the hard things?

Read more….

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Treehugger: 10 Little-Known Facts About Abalone

Abalone (“sea snails”) are a type of marine gastropod mollusk that typically occur in the temperate and tropical seas of New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, North America, and Japan.

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EarthSky News: Star-hop to the Hunting Dogs

Tonight, find the Hunting Dogs. The chart above looks directly overhead at nightfall or early evening in May, as seen from a mid-latitude in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s as if we’re viewing the sky from the comfort of a reclining lawn chair, with our feet pointing southward

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Patheos-Pagan: The Persistence of the Moon

I’ve had to reach myself how to look at the moon.

How to see the moon.

How to know the moon.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Wilde Rose

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Inner Journey: WE EXPERIENCE WHAT WE BELIEVE

“You are free to believe what you choose and what you do attests to what you believe.”
— A Course of Miracles

You most likely believe that your experiences have taught you what is real and what is true – at least for you. However, what you may not know is that your beliefs – conscious and unconscious – have determined what you would experience.

Experiences do not determine what you believe. What you first of all believe is what you will experience. It follows, then, that if you wish to experience life in new ways, you need to examine your belief systems.

Change your consciousness and you’ll change your life.

“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.”
— Richard Bach

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It’s as if everyone has a built-in, happiness-now button which can instantly change how they feel, no matter what’s going on in their lives.

But for many, most of the time, they prefer not to push it.

Go on, push it real good –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta

Is everyone at your house tired of plain old pasta? This recipe will definitely turn things around. It’s quick and easy to prepare, and the creamy avocado pesto has the perfect balance of rich, tangy and aromatic flavors. Healthy and versatile, it can be served as a stand-alone vegetarian dish or as an accompaniment to your favourite meat or poultry. And it’ll be on your table in no time.

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
May 5, 2021

Philosophy
“Philosophy is not a theory but an activity.”

-Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)


I like this! Philosophy is active! It takes thought, creativity, and also practice. It’s something you can muse over, and explore, and test out. It’s a form of expression, a way of living.

-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 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.

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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.

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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.

Read more….

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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.

Read more….

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Read more….

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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.

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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/