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.

Read more….

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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 March 19, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 19, 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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March Events & Holidays

March 19: Welcome Spring

March 20: Ostara/ Spring Equinox

March 24: New Moon : 2:28 am PST./ 3:28 am MST/ 5:28 am EST

March 27: Easter

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Daffodils, that come before the swallow dares, and take the winds of March with beauty.
–Williams Shakespeare (1564–1616)

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Spirit Library: Master Your Fears (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are living in the most extraordinary times. This shift in consciousness is deeply affecting us as individuals and as a collective. The need to change and transform is being emphasised as life as we know it breaks down.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: How to Make Natural Home Fragrances
There are ways to make your home smell amazing by making your own all natural, cheap,…

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo:  What is the Summerland?

In some modern magical traditions, it is believed that the dead cross over into a place called the Summerland. This is a predominantly Wiccan and NeoWiccan concept and is not typically found in non-Wiccan Pagan traditions.

Read more….

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MBG:  3 Meditations From Gabby Bernstein To Help Regulate The Nervous System

As we face the uncertainty and fear of the global pandemic, it’s more important now than ever to stay grounded. Whether that means emotionally connecting with friends and family, carving the time for some mindful movement, or spending a few minutes to simply breathe, finding the coping mechanism that works best for you can help you remain calm and clear-headed during this sensitive time.

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning:

Las Vegas:

Sin City.
1. If you dream of being in a casino surrounded by gambling tables and slot machines, then you are depending too much on chance and not enough on your own efforts to steer your life in the right way. Dreaming of winning, however, is a sign that luck will play a major role in the success of a project or enterprise.
2. If you are watching a Las Vegas stage show, then something important in your life has less reality than glitz and glitter.
3. Driving on the Las Vegas strip indicates that you are approaching a time of your life when you will be concentrating more on having fun than on serious endeavors. Whether this is appropriate or not depends on other symbols in the dream.

astrology.com

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Today’s DIY: DIY AMETHYST CANDLE

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Elephant Journal: Sprouting 101: Easy, tasty, nutritious & cheap to Grow.

In these uncertain times, nutrition should not be something we also have to worry about.
Before you reach the end of the fresh vegetables you bought for your self-quarantine, add some easy sprouted seeds, nuts, pulses (lentils) to your meals. They’re nutritious, super easy to grow,

Read more….

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MNN: Spring is arriving earlier and earlier

You may have noticed unseasonably warm temperatures pushing flowers and trees to bloom much earlier than usual. For some, it’s arriving three weeks earlier, while for a few places in the country, spring is on time or even a little bit behind schedule.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Fastest sunsets happen near equinoxes

Here’s a natural phenomenon you might never have imagined. That is, the sun actually rises and sets faster around the time of an equinox. In 2020, the vernal equinox falls on March 20 at 3:50 UTC; translate to your time zone. The fastest sunsets (and sunrises) happen at or near the equinoxes. And the slowest sunsets (and sunrises) happen at or near the solstices.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan:  The Corner Crone: A Prayer to Brigid for Protection and Health

Like so many of us around our planet these days, Coronavirus consumes my attention and energy. I don’t have much new to say, but I do want to offer a short prayer I crafted to Brigid for protection and health.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

ATTACHMENT

“The soul that is attached to anything, however much good there may be in it, will not arrive at the liberty of divine union. For whether it be a strong wire rope or a slender and delicate thread that holds the bird,it matters not, if it really holds it fast; for until the cord be broken, the bird cannot fly.”
— Saint John of the Cross

“Attachment to spiritual things is… just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.”
— Thomas Merton

“The tighter you squeeze, the less you have.”
— Zen Saying

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A Note from the Universe 
It’s simply a matter of applying who you already are to what you now face. That’s all that matters.

Because by design, who you are is always the greater.

Proudly yours,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 10 Great Comfort Food Dinners From Your Instant Pot

Your Instant Pot is a counter top miracle worker that excels at making comfort foods in record time without sacrificing flavor. Hearty dishes that normally take hours to cook are all on the menu even on busy weeknights, thanks to Instant Pot recipes that keeping things simple, streamlined and of course, delicious. Check out these comfort food recipes you can make in your Instant Pot.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon, Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
March 19, 2020 
Reason
That still, small, voice of reason sometimes speaks volumes. We don’t have to be swayed by incentives or seduced by sales – we know what is reasonable – we know what is True. When we can get past that “noise” and listen to reason, the reason that exists within each one of us, we know what is right for us.

-Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914)
Part of being reasonable is having an open mind. That willingness to learn, and to share, brings us wisdom. It’s information-gathering, and also inspiration-gathering! We each bring something to the table, and when it’s all out there, we have a bountiful buffet.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

Are you questioning which path to take next in your love life? The Hermit is pictured in solitary reflection, so spend some time considering your options by yourself before you make your final decision. Asking others their opinion will most likely only confuse the situation. It isn’t too early to plan for something you really want to happen in the future

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 6, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 6, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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On the first of November, if the weather hold clear
An end of wheat sowing do make for the year.

-proverb

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Tetraktys: 5 Truths About Awakening Your Inner Consciousness – A Pagan Perspective

In New Age circles, the word “consciousness” is often misused. Everybody talks about awakening your consciousness, yet very few actually achieve it. A lot of people don’t even try. For this reason, the rest of the world now seems to assume that the concept is nothing more than the usual spiritual mumbo-jumbo that New Age has become associated with.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/5-truths-about-awakening-your-inner-consciousness-a-pagan-perspective/

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Spirituality & Health:  3 Meditations for Group Healing
BY KATHRYN DRURY WAGNER
“We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness,” said spiritual teacher and activist Thich Nhat Hanh. There is no us, no them, no me, no we. Our powerful energy is flowing, all together. Yet the illusion of separateness is so strong among humans; we can’t even recognize how interconnected our needs are, both physical and emotional. This separateness is especially acute in America today, and the recent hate-fueled acts of mail bombings and the synagogue shooting, plus a contentious election, haven’t exactly smoothed things over. Today, we use the power of mantra for group transformation.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/11/05/3-meditations-for-group-healing

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Daily Good: Pablo Neruda Against the Illusion of Separateness

“There is no insurmountable solitude. All paths lead to the same goal: to convey to others what we are. And we must pass through solitude and difficulty, isolation and silence in order to reach forth to the enchanted place where we can dance our clumsy dance and sing our sorrowful song — but in this dance or in this song there are fulfilled the most ancient rites of our conscience in the awareness of being human and of believing in a common destiny.” The great Chilean poet and diplomat Pablo Neruda was only a small boy, just over the cusp of preconscious memory, when he had a revelation about why we make art. It seeded in him a lifelong devotion to literature as a supreme tool that widens out the boundaries of our being, and unites all living things.” Read more of the creative thoughts and feelings of this extraordinary man

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2125/pablo-neruda-against-the-illusion-of-separateness-maria-popova/

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Elephant Journal: The Universe is Calling…You gonna Get That?

It’s the whispers in your soul.
Or the message that you see again and again.
Maybe it’s the email or text that comes from out of nowhere.

When the Universe has a message for you, She will find a way to get your attention.
But to hear this message, we must be still and quiet, listening to the deepest parts of ourselves.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/the-universe-is-calling-you-gonna-get-that/

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MNN: Be a force for good on Shop For Good Sunday

We’re all familiar with the powerhouse shopping days that kick off every holiday season: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. But what about the Sunday sandwiched in between?
Good news, particularly if you’re a socially conscious shopper. The Sunday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 25, this year) is Shop for Good Sunday.

https://www.mnn.com/money/sustainable-business-practices/stories/shop-for-good-sunday

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EarthSky News: Mercury visible at southerly latitudes

Today – November 6, 2018 – the planet Mercury reaches its greatest eastern elongation (maximum angular separation of 23 degrees from the setting sun) during its present showing in the evening sky. Mercury entered the evening sky (at superior conjunction) on September 21, 2018, and will leave it (at inferior conjunction) on November 27, 2018.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/mercury-visible-at-southerly-latitudes

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Patheos-Pagan: How The Gods and Spirits Speak To Us

When I was a baby pagan witch, I had no idea what people meant when they said the gods or spirits speak to them. I’d never heard voices, either out loud or in my head. I didn’t understand what they meant until I experienced it myself. For me, it’s a lot like hearing my cat’s voice in my head.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/starlight/2018/11/how-the-gods-and-spirits-speak-to-us/

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Inner Journey: 

IMAGINE YOUR IDEAL FUTURE

“Your imagination is your preview to life’s coming attractions.”
— Albert Einstein

If you were to create an ideal future for yourself, what would it be like?

All things that now exist in form were once simply ideas in consciousness. We each hold the power to manifest different circumstances for our lives. If we wish to manifest a new reality for ourselves, we need to consistently focus our imagination on the ideals we seek to realize.

Remember to explore your ideal in terms of qualities, not people or things. What qualities do you most want in life? Freedom? Respect? Playfulness? Abundance? Whatever qualities you seek, imagine experiencing them now and be open to new ways to discover those qualities appearing in your life.

“Change is created by those whose imaginations are bigger than their circumstances”
— Unknown source

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A Note from the Universe

If speaking to a spiritual novice during the darker days of human evolution,  one might explain God, metaphorically, as if “He” were angry, testing, and judgmental.

To someone a bit more savvy, during easier times, one might explain God, metaphorically, as if “She” were always loving, nurturing, and forever conspiring on your behalf.

And to someone on the verge of a total breakthrough, during the latter days of human evolution, one might explain God by asking them to turn up the music, take off their shoes, walk in the grass, unleash the dogs, free the canary, catch a breeze, ride a wave, dance every day, get up early, take a nap, stay out late, eat chocolate, feel the love, give stuff away, earn it back, give some more, and laugh…. Really.

Really, really.

Catch a breeze –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Whole Earth Muffins

So healthy and tasty. Freeze well too! I used all whole wheat flour for mine

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Whole-Earth-Muffins.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
November 6, 2018

Beauty

“Beauty is truth, truth beauty – that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”

-John Keats

We’re always hearing new “definitions” of beauty – whether they are cultural or based on our own generation. But this simple statement explains it all so clearly. It’s like the two words are interchangeable. The truth is what is, not what is not. Beauty is. God is.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Birth Month Flowers and Their Meanings

What does your flower mean?

Read more………..

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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