Cat’s Morning Bits for November 19, 2019
Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds,
-Thomas Hood (1799-1845)
Spiritual Unite: Evergreen Tree Symbolism – Thriving Through Hardship
There are two broad types of trees: deciduous and evergreen.
By far the most common is deciduous, which covers all trees that lose their leaves (or other foliage) for at least part of the year
ThoughtCo: Deities of Ancient Egypt
The gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt were a complex group of beings and ideas. As the culture evolved, so did many of the deities and what they represented. Here are some of the best-known gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt.
MBG: 3 Ways To Be More Resilient, From This Happiness Expert
As a happiness expert and advocate for positivity and simple pleasures, Neil Pasricha sure knows a thing or two about how to live a happy life. He’s written internationally bestselling books, hosted podcasts, and led TED talks on the topic, and he strongly believes that we should live our lives with intention, failure, and gratitude.
Did You Know…..
Coffee contains antioxidants, which helps prevent free radicals from damaging cells. One study found that a typical servicing (approximately 9 oz) of coffee contains more antioxidants than a serving of grape juice, blueberries, raspberries, or oranges.
Tetraktys: Herbal Magick – A Practical Guide for Modern Witches
Hello witches! This post is dedicated to herbal magick. In this article, you will learn what is herbal magick and how to use herbs in witchcraft. I also added a quick correspondences chart for the most common magickal uses.
MNN: A cat was put in ‘solitary confinement’ for freeing his fellow felines
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the facilities at Friends for Life animal shelter in Houston. The room for senior cats is clean and spacious with plenty of food, water and toys. Humans and other felines provide lots of companionship and potential adopters stop by all the time for pets and cuddles.
EarthSky News: Come to know the Pleiades, or 7 Sisters
Tonight, look for the tiny, misty dipper of stars known as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters. November is the month of the Pleiades star cluster. On these November nights, the Pleiades cluster shines from nightfall until dawn. It’s low in the east at nightfall, high overhead around midnight and low in the west before dawn. Locate it by the bright star Aldebaran this evening, or any evening soon.
Patheos-Pagan: Magical tools: Cheaper alternatives
There are a recognised set of magical tools that are used in witchcraft, but as a Kitchen Witch myself I tend to be fairly flexible on these. As a newcomer to the craft I thought I had to rush out and purchase all these things that I needed all the right tools to get the job done…and you don’t.
A HOT TUB FOR THE MIND
“Imagine a hot tub for the mind. That is what meditation is; it can bathe your mind in relaxing thoughts.”
— Eknath Easwaran
With today’s fast pace of life, too many of us don’t have any sense of how it feels to be free of stress. It’s difficult to relax if we have physical pain or irritation, strong negative emotions or scattered, worrisome thoughts.
The practice of meditation helps us find the peace within that is so elusive in our outer world.
“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes.”
— Etty Hillesum
A Note from the Universe
Today’s Recipe: Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie
Just because a person is diabetic or has to watch their sugar intake, doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy some good desserts, too. This pie recipe is a perfect example of a delicious pie that can fool even the most sugar-addicted.
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
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
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
November 19, 2019
“Must we always talk for victory, and never once for truth, for comfort, and joy?”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Conversation is a way for us to connect with people. And yet, how often do we feel like we need to impress someone, or demonstrate somehow that we have important opinions? If we could just drop that, and think more about connecting through Truth, about sharing ourselves rather than our “stuff” – then some meaningful conversation can take place. And we can experience that comfort and joy that leads to real friendship.
Daily Tarot: Temperance
Instinct and impulsive action will cause more trouble than they can solve today, so spend more time reasoning things out and being careful about what you say and do. Asking questions is a good idea. It will get you information you need, and show how thorough, bright, and capable you are. It might take a bit longer, but it will save time and effort in the end.
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