Cat’s Morning Bits for May 24, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 24, 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: Determining the Shape of Your Life (a message from Kate Spreckley)

For some time now we have been required to dig deep to withstand the shifts and disruptions that have and continue to occur. What we are facing is urging us to let go of the deeply rooted patterns and program that have governed us for eons

Read more….

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Return to the Earth and Bone (Short Video on the rise of Northern Spirituality)

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Spiritual Unite: TETRAHEDRON SPIRITUAL MEANING – A WONDERFUL HEALING TOOL


Do you want to know the spiritual meaning of the Tetrahedron? Or want to unlock the secrets of the Tetrahedron Sacred Geometry?

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Basic Reiki Hand Placements for Self Treatment

There are twelve basic hand placements generally used when giving yourself a Reiki treatment.These hand placements are not set in stone, but rather, serve as a guideline for new students conducting self treatments.

Read more….

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MBG: 2021’s Eclipse Season Starts This Week: What Astrologers Want You To Know

This week, a powerful lunar eclipse and Mercury retrograde will keep things… interesting.

The year’s only full moon in Sagittarius blooms on Wednesday, May 26, and this one is extra special.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Where the Horses Sing

Always there is this primary place of belonging in the land and in our souls. It used to be a part of the way we lived, how we walked and breathed.

  • Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee –

Witnessing a growing wasteland, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee seeks the threshold that could bring us back to the place where the land sings—to a deep ecology of consciousness that returns our awareness to a fully animate world.

Read more….

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EPIC Full Moon Lunar Eclipse In Sagittarius! Are You Ready? [May 26, 2021]

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Elephant Journal: Mercury Retrograde: Top Tips from a Tarot Reader, an Astrologer & a Psychic Empath.

Mercury Retrograde can be good for us!
Yep, you read that right. The next takes place from May 29th – June 22nd and, rather than fearing it, we can actually benefit from it. I’ll explain…

First, I have a confession: I’m a card-carrying astrology skeptic.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 13 Rare and Endangered Types of Lizards

Lizards appeared on the Earth about 200 million years ago, and there are approximately 5,000 species of lizards on the planet today. Most lizards have long bodies and tails, small heads, short necks, and moveable eyelids.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Watch for the legendary green flash

It’s not hard to see a green flash with the eye alone, when sky conditions are right, and when you’re looking toward a very clear and very distant horizon. That’s why those who live near an ocean tend to report green flashes most often. A sea horizon is the best place to see them.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Prayer(s) I Make Between Earth and Sky

Sometimes my prayer to the sky is nothing more than a look.

Sometimes a prayer looks like taking off my sgoes and letting grass tangle between my toes.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Dark Magic Music – The Essence

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Inner Journey: DANCE THROUGH YOUR DAY

“Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans: it’s lovely to be silly at the right moment.”
— Horace

Today, we invite you to do the Take-Your-Time Tango. In his book ‘Games for the Soul,’ Drew Leder challenges us to dance through our days with the graceful, slow elegance of a tango dancer.

“Slow down a notch,” Leder counsels. “Do whatever you do in a calm and leisurely fashion. … As much as possible, don’t be driven by inner fear, external deadlines, or rushed companions to stumble through a speeded-up dance. Act as if you have all the time in the world. Come to think of it, you do: No one else has any more hours.”

So stand (or sit) tall. Raise your chin as you gather your full concentration, dignity and self confidence to glide smoothly and beautifully through the day.

“We look at the dance to impart the sensation of living in an affirmation of life, to energize the spectator into keener awareness of the vigor, the mystery, the humor, the variety, and the wonder of life.”
— Martha Graham

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You do know,, that with your status now, you can be a conduit for all the love that’s ever been felt?

Tap into all the knowledge that’s ever been known?

Travel out-of-body through time and space?

Walk on water? Read minds? Speak tongues?

Love yourself? Feel good? Enjoy today?

Yeah, let’s start at the bottom and work up.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cucumber-Mango Salsa

This is a salsa my friend from Trinidad taught me when I was in the navy. We serve this at all Super Bowl parties and picnics in our family! Delish!

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water

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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

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

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Daily Wisdom
May 23, 2021

Trust
“Self-trust, we know, is the first secret of success.”

-Lady Wilde (1891)


That’s the lesson we learn over and over again. It all comes back to the self. We must trust ourselves. We must trust our instincts. We must trust our connection with the universe enough to take the steps necessary to make progress in the direction of our success.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

Great wealth is available to you today. It may not be monetary, but some of it just may be. Look around you, do your best, and take measure of all the opportunities that are being given to you today. This might be the start of an upturn in your well-being and status with co-workers or family members. Feel rich and blessed. The World says you are!

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/

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 17, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 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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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: A Positive Difference (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This week an interesting energetic shift occurred, which is taking us into a lighter more expansive phase. As a result, our hearts are expanding and our intuition is being heightened, which will make us extra sensitive to what is occurring both internally and externally.

Read more….

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Herbal Jedi: The Magic of Mugwort

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Spiritual Unite: BLUE CHAKRA MEANING AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE


Blue auric energy represents the fifth primary energy centre of the subtle body – the Throat chakra.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Who Can Perform Your Handfasting?

In many Pagan traditions, participants opt to have a handfasting ceremony rather than a formal wedding. Handfasting was common centuries ago in the British Isles, and then vanished for a while.

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: Practices From the Inside Out: The Sacred in the Everyday

Many of us seem to think our lives are like a garden. We want clearly defined boarders between the different parts of our lives.

Read more….

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MBG: Astrologers Say This Week Is Going To Be A Walk On The Romantic Side

As we cruise into Gemini season, all signs point to a loving week ahead. Here’s your horoscope from the AstroTwins.

Get ready! Budding connections could blossom into something “seriously serious” this Wednesday, May 19.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: How to make a Lemon Balm elixir!

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Elephant Journal: Mercury Retrograde can be Good for us: 5 Tips to Make the Most of It

Whether you’re an astrology skeptic or a believer, listen up: Mercury Retrograde can be good for us!
Yep, you read that right. The next Mercury Retrograde takes place from May 29th – June 22nd. And, rather than fearing it, we can actually benefit from it. I’ll explain…

Read more….

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Treehugger: What’s That Sound? 7 Wildlife Calls You Might Hear in Your Backyard

Squirrels, pigeons and the occasional raccoon or opossum are about the extent of the backyard wildlife most of us encounter.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Mercury at greatest elongation on May 16-17

Want to nab Mercury, the innermost planet of the solar system, sometimes called the most elusive planet? Now’s the time to catch this world, as Mercury the inferior planet swings to its greatest elongation east of the setting sun on May 17, 2021 (evening of May 16 for the Americas).

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Sigil For a Thriving Work Environment

Everyone deserves to have a thriving work environment, no matter what job they are doing, or who they are. I have created this sigil in support of…

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: THE VALLEY OF DREAMS – Stive Morgan

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Inner Journey: THE FIRST STEP TO FORGIVENESS

“To get to forgiveness, we first have to work through the painful experiences that require it.”
— Christiane Northrup

To forgive, we do not have to say that whatever happened was okay. In fact, before we can forgive, we need to allow ourselves to really feel the pain of the experience. If we don’t fully acknowledge our hurts, we will continue to carry them subconsciously and they will drain our energy.

To forgive, we need to decide that we won’t allow the memories of the event to poison us any longer. We’re ready to heal this wound from the past and open to a fresh new beginning.

The blessing is that when we’re really ready to experience our pain and we open to it, it usually fades away. By honouring our pain, we release it.

“We must let ourselves feel all the painful destruction we want to forgive rather than swallow it in denial. If we do not face it, we cannot choose to forgive it.”
— Kenneth McNoll

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what it sometimes means when you feel a bit bummed out and aren’t sure why?

When you catch yourself looking back over your shoulder and wondering?

When you feel doubt, sense uncertainty, and experience fear?

When you sometimes wonder what’s taking so long?

It means you’re normal.

Yeeeeeeee-haaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Garlic Shrimp Pasta Bake

Want a super satisfying, quick and easy dinner? Then this buttery garlic shrimp pasta bake is definitely a family pleasing meal idea that you should try!

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


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

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Daily Wisdom
May 17, 2021

Birth
“Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself.”

-Erich Fromm (1900-1980)


This is it. It’s like the butterfly. First it is given birth as a caterpillar. And then it transforms, it gives birth to itself as a butterfly. We are very much the same. We are born into this body, and then we discover who we really are, we transform ourselves into who we want to be. And then we can fly

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

It may be fun to take a risk or two, but this is not the day for it. You can fight your way through any difficulty, but why make work for yourself or put yourself in harm’s way? Remember, harm comes in more forms than just what is physical. If you need to blow off steam and exert your power, maybe take it to the gym.

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 22, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 22, 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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** Mercury Retrograde from June 18- July 12

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Now summer is in flower and nature’s hum
Is never silent r’ound her sultry bloom
Insects as small as dust are never done
Wi’ glittering dance and reeling in the sun
And green wood fly and blossom haunting bee
Are never weary of their melody.
-John Clare (1793-1864)

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Spirit Library: Mercury Retrograde (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Adding to the mix of retrograde energy we now have Mercury retrograding until the 12th July. Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto are the other five that are currently retrograding. This intense energy is acting as a powerful catalyst for transformation giving us the push we need to change

Read more…

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Spiritual Unite: 8 Signs Of Soul Ties You Can Recognize

Signs of soul ties – When someone comes into our lives, and we connect with them on a spiritual or chemical level, we develop a connection or “soul tie” with them.

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ThoughtCo: Sacred Sites: The Great Pyramid of Giza

There are sacred places which can be found all over the globe, and some of the oldest are located in Egypt. This ancient culture brought us a vast legacy of magic, mythology and history. In addition to their legends, their gods, and their scientific knowledge, the Egyptians built some of the world’s most amazing structures.

Read more….

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MBG: 4 Ways To Excavate Your Next Scary Nightmare Or Vision & Find The Truth

With so much palpable fear in the air these days, it’s hard not to imagine worst-case scenarios: for ourselves, for our loved ones, and for the planet.

Read more….

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Feng Shui Colors

What are the Feng Shui Colors?

Feng Shui colors have deep significance, each of the elements have specific colors associated with them, Earth, Fire, Metal, Wood and Earth.

Read more….

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Daily Good: The Taste of Wild Water

“There is a special kind of shadow that happens in deep woods that are old and have been left
undisturbed. Underneath the canopy of ancient hardwood trees the greens are deeper, the soil
blacker, the smells richer. And there is a shadow that is over everything, calling out that there is a deeper world than the human of which we are a part. Something came out of that place and entered my body. I felt more whole, more human, more loved, more a part of the world. And in some indefinable way I knew who I was.” Stephen Harrod Buhner shares more in this beautiful essay. { read more }

Be The Change

What is your experience with wild nature? For more inspiration, read “The Solace of Wild Places.”{ more }

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Today’s DIY: How to Make Lavender Honey Lemon Melt and Pour Soap

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Elephant Journal: Cancer Season: A Time to Face Old Wounds & Heal the Heart. {June 20th}

We all have accumulated wounds and lessons over the years of being on this earth plane.
None of us have come out unscathed or unmarked from pain, suffering, loss, and trauma.

Read more…

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Treehugger: 12 of the World’s Most Colorful Natural Wonders

The Earth is filled to the brim with color, but there’s some places that take it to another level with a little help from pigmented bacteria, millions of years’ worth of sedimentary layering or other serendipitous natural forces.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Young moon after sunset June 22, 23 and 24

For the next several evenings – June 22, 23 and 24, 2020 – seek for the young and slender waxing crescent moon in your western sky after sundown. Finding an unobstructed western horizon will be most helpful – especially on June 22 – because the whisker-thin lunar crescent will sit low in the west at sunset and will follow the sun beneath the horizon shortly thereafter. Most likely, the thin crescent will set before nightfall.

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Patheos-Pagan: Cross and Crossroads: In Defense of Gatekeeping

The word “Gatekeeping” has become a huge buzzword within the witchcraft community over the last several years. Generally, the term is used to describe any and all attempts to keep someone from doing something or joining a movement/community.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Breath | Healing Music by Bliss

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Inner Journey:

SHIFTING CONSCIOUSNESS

“The world we are experiencing today is the result of our collective consciousness, and if we want a new world, each of us must start taking responsibility for helping create it.”
— Rosemary Fillmore Rhea

Below are 7 levels of consciousness that clearly outline a path for our evolving consciousness:
• tribal and mass consciousness – one obeys the group and lives by trial and error
• individual consciousness – one develops a stronger sense of self and ego
• seeker’s consciousness – one asks questions and seeks independence
• intuitive consciousness – one develops the heart and is becoming spiritually aware
• group consciousness – one serves a higher good filling the needs of others
• soul consciousness – one experiences spiritual service.

On which level do you spend most of your time? What are you doing to shift to the next level of being?

There are as many paths to understanding, awareness, peace, freedom, love and meaningful service as there are people. Enjoy your journey!

“Consciousness is not just some by-product of the human brain mass. Consciousness is all pervasive. It is in everything and is everywhere. Your individual human consciousness exists within and is a part of a universal consciousness.”
— Delfin Knowledge System

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A Note from the Universe
Just as you may now think, with some amusement, about prior civilizations who thought your earth was flat, there will be others, in the not too distant future, who will reel in disbelief that there was ever a time when abundance wasn’t seen as spiritual, where a dream’s manifestation wasn’t considered inevitable, and that there were multitudes who knew so little of their importance, their power, and of how deeply they were loved.

Gasp –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fish Tacos

I’m from San Diego and these taste just like home! We live in the south now, and nobody has heard of these! Serve with homemade pico de gallo, and lime wedges to squeeze on top!

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Monday Energy (feminine)

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

Element: Water

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
June 22, 2020 
Good
“What good shall I do today?
What good have I done today?”

-Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Benjamin Franklin used to start his day with the first question, and end his day with the second. He consciously set out to do good, every single day. And he checked back with himself to make sure that he followed through. It was important to him. Good here is a noun, used in the way that he wanted to make some contribution. We’ve seen the grand contributions that Franklin has made to the world, but I’m sure that given his philosophy, there was much more good that he did that we are not aware of: lives he touched, people he helped. What a wonderful example to us!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

Act with boldness, but not too much, and make this an easy and productive day. If something challenging or unexpected arises at work or with family, be receptive and stand your ground. Don’t push back until you know what it is you’re up against. Then if needed, give as well as you get. You can do this tactfully.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts 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 February 19, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 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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The moon has become a dancer
at this festival of love.
-Rumi (1207-73)

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Spirit Library: Mercury Retrograde

a message from Kate Spreckley
Monday, 17 February, 2020
We have now entered into the first Mercury retrograde season of 2020. This retrograde lasts until the 9th / 10th of March and will offer us the opportunity to realign our motivations with the clarity and truth of our soul. This time calls us to take note of the details so that we may consciously work with the universal laws of balance to create a stable and secure foundation for our lives.

https://spiritlibrary.com/spirit-pathways/mercury-retrograde

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ThoughtCo: Threshold Blessing

If you’ve moved into a new home, it’s not a bad idea to do a magical or spiritual cleansing of the place before you get truly settled in. In addition to ritually purifying the interior of the home, many people like to do a threshold blessing,

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MBG: 6 Ways To Hone Your Healing Gifts This Pisces Season

The Sun visits a new zodiac sign every 30 days or so. During each “season,” everyone feels the influence of the prevailing astrological energy. Pisces season 2020 begins February 18 and ends March 19. Here are six ways to hone your healing gifts while the zodiac’s deep-diving fish directs attention to what lies beneath:

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The Individualogist: Tarot Card Numbers & Their Meanings

There is a strong connection between tarot and numerology; hence, a careful examination of this numerological association can help an individual determine and assess the point of his/her life they are currently in.

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Today’s DIY: A Witch Crafting: DIY Handfasting Cords

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Elephant Journal: 3 Powerful Warrior Practices to Protect our Energy.

Are there days when you feel like an empty cup, an over-soaked sponge, or a wilted flower?
If you are striving to live in service to the world, to create a more beautiful world, to protect any part of this suffering world, then you are living against the current.

Read more….

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MNN: 9 illuminating facts about iguanas

Simply amazing lizards
Unless you’re a herpetologist or dedicated reptile enthusiast, you might not know much about iguanas. These docile creatures are laid-back, and their unassuming nature is often the root of many misconceptions.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Bright star Deneb transits at nightfall

In mid-October each year, the northernmost star of the Summer Triangle, Deneb, transits or climbs to its highest point in the sky at or near 7 p.m. local time (8 p.m. local daylight saving time). What does that mean for skywatchers?

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Patheos-Pagan: The Corner Crone: Personal Agency, Healthy Boundaries & Saying “No”

We watched and listened carefully as The Seeker–garbed head to toe in black and hunched forward, her arms protectively crossed over her body, her legs crossed and drawn slightly up, her soft, childlike voice hesitant–struggled to articulate the energetic experiences that seemed to have been bombarding and sapping her.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/agora/2020/02/the-corner-crone-personal-agency-healthy-boundaries-and-saying-no/

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Inner Journey:

THE EYES OF THE SOUL
Today, we want to share a passage from Martia Nelson’s book, ‘Coming Home’:
“My greatest teacher was the experience of living in split realities: personality and true self. Personality is our daily companion, our conscious self that sees the world through the eyes of limitation and dutifully keeps us informed about what we can and cannot do. True self, on the other hand, patiently stands by, offering the unwavering knowledge that a state of vibrant well- being and unlimited possibility is our true nature, a birthright that can be lived if we choose to do so. … True self simply refers to the aspect of our being that is completely aware of its expanded nature no matter what we may be experiencing at the time.”

Whenever we feel constrained, fearful, unworthy, inadequate or anything we deem to be negative, we have identified with our personality. We can always choose to view the same situation from the perspective of our soul.

“As a Witness, you begin to discover that you are not that which you have been observing; you are not those things that you have been noticing about your body. Instead, you are the noticer.”
— Wayne Dyer

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A Note from the Universe

“Grasshopper,” you may not always know what your invisible, limiting beliefs are. But you will always know the kinds of empowering beliefs you’d like to possess. And so, one decision at a time, one day at a time, you can choose to behave accordingly. And verily, worlds will be born, you shall be transformed, and the cows will come home.

O-m-m-m-m-m,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Bombay Potatoes

A yummy Indian side dish, Bombay potatoes are vegan, super simple to make, and family friendly to boot. I have lived in both India and the UK, where this is a popular dish, and this is the one Indian dish that I make that tastes super authentic.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions: Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

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

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
February 19, 2020

Ability

“The workman is known by his work.”

-La Fontaine (1621-1695)

This applies in every area of our lives. The artist is known by his (or her) art. Whether the art is music or baking, whether the work is teaching or construction or stock trading – our work is a representation, an expression of ourselves. It’s one way that the world recognizes us. It is one way that we contribute to the world. So we must always strive to work to the best of our ability, to do the best that we can do. In doing so we honor ourselves and our abilities.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Devil

Your instincts may be heightened and a bit off today, and this could lead you to make some wrong decisions or assumptions. Then, you run the risk of pouncing on these assumptions and acting out of a bad impulse. Keep your emotions under control and back away from impulsive actions of any kind. Today they are traps that lead to embarrassment at best, and harm at worst.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts 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 February 4, 2020

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 4, 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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There are two seasonal diversions that can ease the bite of any winter. One is the January thaw. The other is the seed catalogs.
-Hal Borland (1900-78)

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Spirit Library: Enchanted World

Kate Spreckley

A deeper awareness of our soul is urging us to create a firmer connection between the tangible material world and the subtle luminous realms of the soul. As a result, every aspect of our lives is being reviewed and adjusted to enable the deeper egoic aspects of our human nature to dissipate.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: What Is Magical Binding?

In the course of your magical studies, you may at some point hear someone use the word “binding” in reference to a spell or working. Typically, a magical binding is simply a spell or working that restrains someone metaphysically, preventing them from doing something.

Read more…..

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MBG: Friendly PSA: The First Mercury Retrograde Of The Decade Is Coming Our Way

Sure, it’s the month of tantalizing twosomes, but independence is in the air as February begins. Not only is the Sun making its annual visit to Aquarius until February 18, but passionate Mars is in Sagittarius, the sign of freedom and adventure, until February 16

Read more….

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Daily Good: Herd: A Spiritual Journey

In 1999 Liz Mitten Ryan, award-winning artist, mother of six and founder of a successful fine art publishing company in Vancouver, moved with her architect husband, and a herd of eleven horses, to Gateway 2 Ranch — a 320-acre slice of paradise nestled in the grasslands of British Columbia. For several months their home was a simple tent in the midst of an enchanted landscape studded with lakes, wild flowers, emerald hills and whispering woods. In this vast solitude it became customary for Liz to spend her days following the herd.  { read more }

Be The Change

Reconnect to the song in your own heart.

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Today’s DIY: DIY wand with crystal or bead detail Tutorial

How to make a wand with hot glue and wood and crystal beads or marbles

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MNN: One of the oldest bald eagles ever recorded just crashed through a man’s window

Every year, as many as a billion birds meet their end with a thump. Too often, even the most eagle-eyed flyers can’t fathom the concept of glass. And windows — in office towers, shops and homes — shrug them off with fatal indifference.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon in Winter Circle February 4 and 5

On February 4 and 5, 2020, you’ll find the waxing gibbous moon shining inside a large asterism that we in the Northern Hemisphere often call the Winter Circle. It’s a very large star configuration made of brilliant winter stars. Around the world on this night, the moon shines inside the Circle. From anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, look for this pattern to fill up much of the eastern half of sky at nightfall. Around 9 p.m.

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Frigga: Norse Queen. Hearth Mother. Sky Goddess.

In a recent post, I wrote about what it is like to work with more than one goddess. My witchcraft and devotional practice include Hekate, Brighid, and Frigga. And as of a couple of months ago, I am now also working with the Cailleach.

Read more….

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Inner Journey: 

CONSCIOUS COMMUNICATION

“If we want to be compassionate we must be conscious of the words we use. We must both speak and listen from the heart.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg

Conscious communication requires us to be truly present to what is occurring. When we are unconscious, we both speak to and react to others out of habit. And in the face of what we perceive as someone’s judgment and criticism, we automatically (and unconsciously) defend, withdraw or attack.

To communicate consciously requires attention to two areas:
1. I need to speak from awareness of what I am perceiving, feeling and needing, and
2. Through watching and listening, I need to be aware of those same needs in others.

“When we focus on clarifying what is being observed, felt, and needed rather than on diagnosing and judging, we discover the depth of our own compassion.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Ever notice how those who give 100% just to “get by” in life, usually do? How those who are willing to do just about anything to save their relationships, usually do? And how those who seem to make it their life’s mission to add more years to theirs, often succeed?

Thought so.

Then you must wonder, too, why they don’t just give 100% to living in abundance, do just about anything to celebrate their relationships, and make it their mission to add more life to their years… huh?

Thoughts become things,

The Universe

tut.com

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

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

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for 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
February 4, 2020 

Courage

“Courage charms us because it indicates that a man loves an idea better than all things in the world, that he is thinking neither of his bed, not his dinner, nor his money, but will venture all to put in act the invisible thought of his mind.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Courage is attractive! What made Prince Charming so charming? His courage! The way that he fought dragons and witches and wouldn’t let anything get in his way as he worked towards his goal. His goal was the most important thing to him – and his goal was love. It takes courage to love like that, with such abandon, with such totality. Who wouldn’t be attracted to someone so courageous?

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot:  The Fool

Boredom could be a problem today, so put more energy into finishing what needs to get done before you decide to slow down or stop for the day. Once you’ve done the minimum required for the day, the rest of the time becomes yours to do with as you please. You don’t really mean to waste the rest of the day, but you don’t have to burn yourself out, either.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts 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 4, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 4, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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E’en in those bleak November days
There’s gladness for the heart that heeds.
-Charles Dawson Shanly (1811-75)

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Natural Living Ideas: 7 Lovely Ways To Use Wild Violets

Wild violets are beautiful and sweet smelling, but to many people, they’re seen as a challenging weed that’s hard to control, killing their beautifully lush lawns that they’ve worked so hard to achieve. Native to the eastern regions of North America, they colonize easily in slightly shaded moist soil and often cohabitate with other colonizing yard weeds. For someone who is seeking that perfect, manicured lawn free of violets, they do have a major challenge to face because the plant’s root network is rather tenacious.

Read more……

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ThoughtCo: The Egyptian Goddess Ma’at

Ma’at is the Egyptian goddess of truth and justice. She is married to Thoth, and is the daughter of Ra, the sun god. In addition to truth, she embodies harmony, balance and divine order. In Egyptian legends, it is Ma’at who steps in after the universe is created, and brings harmony amidst the chaos and disorder.

Read more….

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Daily Good: The Underland is a Deeply Human Realm

Robert Macfarlane writes vividly about outdoor spaces, borders, and the way in which one type of territory transforms subtly into another. His new book, Underland, descends into a quite literally overlooked landscape: the one beneath our feet. He wrestles with grand questions about humanity and its effects on the natural world even as he chronicles journeys to isolated caves, the man-made caverns below cities, and scientific research facilities whose underground isolation is essential to their mission. { read more }

Be The Change

Macfarlane reminds us that there are consequences to the power of our numbers and technologies, including “a keen sense of time and space running out.” Do you feel time is running out on our life as humans on this earth? How could all of us be more aware of “the deep-time future we are presently making”?

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Elephant Journal: How Vedic Astrology can help you Align Yourself with the Cosmos. {Partner}

Timing is everything.
Have you ever wondered why no matter how much effort you put into a personal project, job application, or an important conversation with your partner, things just don’t seem to move forward?

Read more….

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MNN: 6 great treasures found with a metal detector

You may think the lone treasure seeker scanning the sand with a metal detector at the beach seems a bit dorky — no offense to “detectorists,” of course — but that only makes this revenge of the nerds all the sweeter.

Read more…..
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EarthSky News: Around now, watch for Taurid fireballs

We haven’t heard from many people in 2019 who’ve seen fireballs in either of the long-lasting South or North Taurid meteor showers. Still, it’s always worth keeping an eye out. Various sources give wildly different dates for the peak date of South Taurids (active from late September to late November). November 6, 2019, is one of those predicted dates. November 4 and 5, 2019,

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Mercury Retrograde

My history with Mercury retrograde often looks like this: I break up with people, I fight with people, I don’t read emails before I send them, and I forget promises I’ve made. Lovely, right?

Read more….

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Inner Journey: 

EMBRACE YOUR LIFE

“If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life, as in hoping for another life, and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.”
— Albert Camus

Have you taken ownership of your life?

When we own our lives, we accept what we’ve inherited and the experiences we hold in our memories. We also lay claim to our right to create new conditions if we’re not happy with what’s come before. We assume responsibility for changing what does not suit us. We acknowledge our own special talents and skills, and truly comprehend our right to enjoy the journey. In short, we embrace the meaning and purpose, the mystery and the beauty of our lives.

“Recognize that life is what you get when you’re born … living is what you do with it.”
— Jim Allen

“It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.”
— Diane Ackerman

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The seemingly coincidental thing about abundance, health, clarity, friendships, looking fine, and happiness is that they all feel normal.

Which to someone extremely observant, would probably mean something…

Hmmmmm,

The Universe
tut.com
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Today’s Recipe: Enjoy The Flavors Of Fall With This Healthy Olive Oil Walnut Spice Cake

A sophisticated treat, this breadlike cake features warming spices and lovely herbal notes from olive oil. I like to pair a slice of this spice cake with a good strong cup of coffee. For an extra-special treat, spread a little coconut whipped cream on your cake—it is positively decadent!

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Patheos Pagan: Magical Miami: Witchy Tips for a Weekend Getaway

About a month ago I found myself on a plane headed to Miami to go an electronic music festival…not a situation I normally prefer to find myself in but it was a bucket list trip for my sister so off I went. I was already apprehensive about being in a large crowd full of very drunk ‘spring breakers’ so before heading to the festival we did several protection spells and asked for our spirit guides to heighten our awareness.

Read more….
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Daily Tarot: The Judgement

You can get a great deal done today and strengthen some relationships by being tactfully straightforward and not adding complications to anyone’s day. With no hidden agenda or any manipulative tricks, you can win people’s cooperation and have them agree with you most of the time. Keep things simple and stick to the basics to see the best and happiest results.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 29, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 29, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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Of autumn’s wine, now drink your fill;
The frost’s on the pumpkin, and snow’s on the hill.
-The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1993

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Pioneer Thinking: Medicinal Uses for Garlic

Garlic is a member of the onion family which has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes for millennia. Read how garlic can help you with boosting your immune system, throat and ear infections, oral thrush and digestive tract disorders, athletes foot and other fungal infections and 10 more alternative medical uses.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo:  Profile of Eros, Greek God of Passion and Lust

Often described as a son of Aphrodite by her lover Ares, the god of war, Eros was a Greek god of lust and primal sexual desire. In fact, the word erotic comes from his name. He is personified in all kinds of love and lust, both heterosexual and homosexual, and was worshiped at the center of a fertility cult that honored both Eros and Aphrodite together.

Read more…..

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Daily Good: Hidden Wonders of a Forest

When many of us think of India, we think of a land teeming with human life. However, the vast continent also is home to a multitude of plant and animal lives all working in harmony to sustain the complex ecosystem. Dive into this visually beautiful essay to discover some of the small, yet crucial, inhabitants of the Western Ghats forests. { read more }

Be The Change

Locate a small patch of wildness where you live. Go spend an hour or two quietly observing the hidden wonders there. Try to keep this sense of wonder with you as you go about your usual routines.

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Elephant Journal: The Survival Guide for Mercury Retrograde.

It happens three to four times a year for approximately three weeks at a time.
When you add the pre- and post-shadow phases, there’s an additional four weeks of tumult and perceived chaos in our lives that we dread well in advance.

Read more…..

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MNN: How to attract bats to your yard
They may seem spooky, but bats can actually be great neighbors.

Bats are vicious monsters from your worst nightmares — if you’re a beetle, fly, moth or mosquito. For humans, however, bats are more of a blessing than a curse.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Close-up on Cassiopeia the Queen

Perseus follows Cassiopeia across the night sky. It’s fainter, but has a graceful shape and some of the sky’s most interesting stars and star clusters.

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Could Life After Life Be Fun?

At my friend’s house in the Blue Ridge Mountains, fairies wink at you from underneath ferns and a black bear sleeps among the daylilies. So, it wasn’t altogether a surprise when my dead relatives made an appearance on Samhain Eve.

Read more…

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Inner Journey:

REVIEW YOUR CHOICES

“I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest to make money they don’t want to buy things they don’t need to impress people they dislike.”
— Emile Henry Gauvreau

Once again, we invite you to look closely at what you are choosing for yourself.

Why are you doing what you are doing? Would you prefer to be or do something different? How can you bring that ‘something different’ into reality?

“You make what seems a simple choice: choose a man or a job or a neighborhood — and what you have chosen is not a man or a job or a neighborhood, but a life.”
— Jessamyn West

“Choice is destiny’s soul mate.”
— Sarah Ban Breathnach

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

According to recently released reports in terms of secret admirers, piercing insights, emotional resilience, compassionate integrity, and for pretty much always doing things your way, you are, indeed, a billionaire.

O.G. –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Roasted Ratatouille Vegetable Dip

This dip is packed with vegetables and can be used to intensify the flavor of sandwiches or wraps, and is a great compliment to your fresh vegetable crudité platter.

Read more…

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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
October 29, 2019

Vision

“The idea is to seek a vision that gives you purpose in life and then to implement that vision. The vision by itself is one half, one part, of a process. It implies the necessity of living that vision, otherwise the vision will sink back into itself.”

-Lewis P. Johnson, 1987

I think we all have lots of visions throughout our lives. Some we shrug off, we’re not attached to. Others seem to come to us easily. And then there are those that give us a purpose in life. Those are the ones that are important. Those are the ones that push us to learn and grow. We can’t just let those visions go, we have to do something about them. Those are the visions that are life-changing, world-changing!

-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 posts 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 17, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 17, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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Deep in the greens of summer sing the lives
I’ve come to love. A vireo whets its bill.
The great day balances upon the leaves;
My ears can hear the bird when all is still.
-Theodore Roethke (1908-63)

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Spiritual Unite: Does Rejecting Actually Equal Accepting?

They say if we want to change something within ourselves, we must first accept it. How do we accept something we do not like? Also, is it necessary to accept it?
We know that what we resist persists. So what happens when we are not happy with a component of our lives and how do we move into a state of acceptance so we can embrace it, grow from it, and release it for good?

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/does-rejecting-actually-equal-accepting-guest-post/

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ThoughtCo: Make a Loaf of Lammas Bread

Bread is the ultimate symbol of the Lammas season. After all, once the grain is harvested, it is milled and baked into bread, which is then consumed. It is the cycle of the harvest come full circle. The spirit of the grain god lives on through us in the eating of the bread. In many traditions, a loaf of special bread is baked in the shape of a man, to symbolize the god of the harvest.

https://www.learnreligions.com/lammas-lughnasadh-bread-recipe-4588964

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Daily Good: Vesuvius at Home: The Power of Emily Dickinson

“For years I have been not so much envisioning Emily Dickinson as trying to visit, to enter her mind, through her poems and letters, and through my own intimations of what it could have meant to be one of the two mid-19th-century American geniuses, and a woman, living in Amherst, Massachusetts. Of the other genius, Walt Whitman, Dickinson wrote that she had heard his poems were “disgraceful.” She knew her own were unacceptable by her world’s standards of poetic convention, and of what was appropriate, in particular, for a woman poet. Seven were published in her lifetime, all edited by other hands; more than a thousand were laid away in her bedroom chest, to be discovered after her death.

http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=8130

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Elephant Journal: Crack Open your Heart & Ease your Journey with these Mercury Retrograde Affirmations.

Mercury is in Retrograde until July 31st and a little bit after that due to the after shadow effect.
So, during this time, many of us have been feeling the pull of our core wounds. While we enter a truly tender phase and are inclined to run from the pain, we must remember that when Mercury is in retrograde it begs us to look into our dark corners to understand these wounds and shed light on where our ego has trapped us

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/07/heart-opening-grounding-affirmations-for-this-mercury-retrograde-july-31st/

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A Little Bit of Besom Lore

1) Never give away a used broom. It bring bad luck to you and the person you gave it to.

2) You should never sweep your house at night. The faeries and spirits that live in and around your home find it an insult.

3) To keep ghost out of your home, you should lean your broom against the door jamb.

4) If you drop a broom on the floor, you will have company.

5) If you unmarried and step over a broom that is on the floor, you will never marry.

6) The first items brought into a new home should be a new broom and a loaf of bread. It will bring good luck.

7) Never sweep dust out of the front door with your broom. All the good luck will be swept out with the dust!

8) Taking a broom across the water brings bad luck.

9) You should never lean a broom against a bed or the person who sleeps on that side will die.

10) Never hit someone with a broom, it will make them lazy.

collected from various internet resources

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MNN: Remembering Apollo 11 and the giant step that changed everything
It’s been 50 years since the Apollo 11 mission and the first step on the moon. Here’s a look back in photos.

Fifty years ago, a rocket carrying the Apollo 11 crew blasted off from Earth on its historic mission to land humans on the moon. The mission launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, carrying Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/blogs/remember-apollo-11-photos

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

It’s important to stick with the plan already in place and be loyal to those who are already committed to you. You’re not so much part of a team as you are the leader of a group of people who will do what you ask of them if you only treat them properly and look after their needs, especially the tiny personal ones.

astrology.com

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EarthSky News: Watch for a daytime moon

In the coming mornings, watch for a daytime moon. No matter where you are on Earth, look generally westward after sunrise to see the moon in a blue daytime sky, assuming yours is clear.
Why can you see the moon in the daytime now?

https://earthsky.org/tonight/daytime-moon-this-upcoming-week

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Today’s Deity: Rhiannon, Horse Goddess of Wales 

In Welsh mythology, Rhiannon is a horse goddess depicted in the Mabinogion. She is similar in many aspects to the Gaulish Epona, and later evolved into a goddess of sovereignty who protected the king from treachery.

https://www.learnreligions.com/rhiannon-horse-goddess-of-wales-2561707

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Patheos-Pagan: How to Hold a Solo Sacred Cacao Ceremony

It is a powerful experience to share the cacao with a group of people but don’t feel you must be in a group to experience the medicine of cacao. As cacao is linked with opening the heart and emotions, you might prefer to hold a ceremony alone in familiar surroundings. When you begin to open up and explore your emotions, you never know how wide your heart will open

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/awaywiththewitch/2019/01/how-to-hold-a-solo-sacred-cacao-ceremony/

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Inner Journey: 

THINK FOR YOURSELF

“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”
— Rita Mae Brown

Where do you need to think for yourself?

When we begin to cultivate awareness of our thoughts and emotions, we begin to see just how much we live according to other people’s and society’s beliefs and actions. Don’t get upset by this. Just get in touch with how you really think and feel inside and begin to express your authenticity.

“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.”
— Alan Keightley

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

If summer resisted fall it wouldn’t really be summer or fall.

Better to celebrate the season you’re in… especially those of your wonderful life.

Everything keeps getting better,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Watermelon Dessert Pizza

A fun dessert or party treat that looks like pizza but is sweet!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Watermelon-Dessert-Pizza.html

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
July 17, 2019 

Sharing

“Friends share all things.”

-Pythagoras (580? – 500? B.C.)

True friends share things without even realizing it sometimes. When one of us feels joy, that joy is shared by our friends – we are happy for each other! Whether it is good news or bad news, it feels good to share it with a friend, with someone who will feel the emotions and help us through it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.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 12, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 12, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots, and gillyflowers.
-Sara Coleridge (1802-52)

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Spiritual Unite: Blue Star Spiritual Meaning – Fresh Start For Earth

The Blue Star spiritual meaning relates to the teachings of the Hopi culture in North America, a tribe of Native Americans that foretold the coming of European settlers.
Their teachings speak of nine signs that precede the final cleansing of humanity

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/blue-star-spiritual-meaning/

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ThoughtCo: Lammas/Lughnasadh Rites & Rituals

Looking for rites and rituals for your Lammas or Lughnasadh celebration? Here’s where you’ll find ways to celebrate the harvest, honor the gods of the fields, and pay tribute to the Celtic god Lugh.

https://www.learnreligions.com/lammas-lughnasadh-rites-and-rituals-2561564

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Elephant Journal: Celebrate your Small Wins in Life.

Challenges are called challenges for a reason.
When you’re facing a tough time, it can feel impossible not to get discouraged. Challenges push you in different ways to grow into a better version of yourself, even if that means breaking down before you can get back up.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/07/small-wins-wont-change-the-world-but-they-can-change-your-life-dina-al-mahdy/

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Daily Good: Creating Welcoming Space

“Hospitality means creating welcoming space for the other. Henri J. Nouwen notes that the Dutch word for hospitality, gastvrijheid, means ‘the freedom of the guest.’ It entails creating not just physical room but emotional spaciousness where the stranger can enter and be himself or herself, where the stranger can become ally instead of threat, friend instead of enemy.” In a time when it is more crucial than ever for humanity to revisit its relationship to strangers, this passage from Sr. Marilyn Lacey shines like a beacon.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2355/creating-welcoming-space-sr-marilyn-lacey/

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Daily Tarot: The Star

You can make today memorable purely by the strength of your unfailing hope for all things to work out for the best. No matter how muddled the events of the day, how confused or how many mixed messages people give you, especially at work, your innate hopeful spirit will cut through most of the mist and give you good results. Look forward to many satisfying encounters, however little or much gets done.

astrology.com

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MNN: 11 things you didn’t know about opossums
There’s a lot to admire about these quirky critters.

Pity the poor opossum. The oft-maligned marsupial definitely suffers from an image problem — it is frequently perceived more as a giant, dirty, scavenging rat rather than a cute creature of the wild. But whether you love them or hate them, North America’s only marsupial has a set of unique characteristics that might transform aversion into affection.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/11-things-you-didnt-know-about-opossums

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Wise Woman Herbal: The Rhythms of Life
by Ann Marie Fryer Wiboltt

Today I went for a walk in my garden, which is nestled among the fields and woods with late summer flowers. It was humid and hot. The leaves of the near by maple trees had begun to turn yellow and orange, one by one spiraling to the ground. I felt the warmth of the air touching my skin and the wet, flexible soil below my feet. With my awareness I began to sense life itself. I sensed inwardly how the earth breathes and changes. I entered into the blue of the sky; let it permeate my whole being and felt the reverence that embraces the earth. I was filled with joy and reverence of just being.

http://www.wisewomanmentor.com/articles/7339439

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EarthSky News: Moon to sweep by Jupiter July 12 to 14

On the evenings of July 12, 13 and 14, 2019, watch for the bright waxing gibbous moon to swing by the giant planet Jupiter. Fortunately, the king planet is so bright that this world can easily withstand the lunar glare. After all, Jupiter is the 4th-brightest light in the heavens, after the sun, moon and planet Venus. Venus is a morning object, virtually lost in the sun’s glare now, so there’s no way to mistake Venus for Jupiter in the July evening sky.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-to-sweep-by-jupiter-july-12-14

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Patheos-Pagan: The Most Dreaded Cards in the Tarot & How To Embrace Them

It’s time for your annual reading or perhaps, you are having a crisis and need some insight… you head to your favorite reader and as the cards are slowly being turned over…one by one… your anticipation gets carried away. Secretly, you are hoping that the reading goes well and you do not get any ‘bad’ cards.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thefairytalewitch/2018/08/the-most-dreaded-cards-in-the-tarot-how-to-embrace-them/

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Inner Journey:

A FOCUS ON YOU OR ME?

“Our deepest need is for the joy that comes with loving and being loved, with knowing we are of genuine use to others.”
— Eknath Easwaran

Are you more self-conscious or other-conscious?

Watch your motives for the day. Are they generally about you (your own desires and needs) or are they about others and their needs? There are no right and wrong answers here.

We must guard, though, that we aren’t using service to others as a means to get our own ego needs met. If we are, we would be wise to meet our own needs first so our interactions with others are not primarily self- serving.

“We are able to be of service to those who suffer only to the extent that we have been able to transform fear in our own lives.”
— Robert Sardello

higherawareness.com
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Today’s Deity: Bast

Areas of Influence: Bast, the Egyptian cat Goddess had numerous areas of influence that developed over time. She became both a nurturing mother figure and a terrifying avenger.

https://www.goddess-guide.com/bast.html

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A Note from the Universe

Some people smile to make friends.

Others smile to look younger and live longer.

And then there are those, Cat, who so totally get life, that smiling is all they know.

Cheese,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Morning Chia Detox Drink

Chia seeds are a healthy addition to anyone’s breakfast. This morning detox drink also contains honey and tumeric to jump start your day.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Morning-Chia-Detox-Drink-1.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
July 12, 2019

Uncertainty

“The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.”
-Erich Fromm

I think this is kind of like “necessity is the mother of invention.” What makes us learn and grow and propels us forward is uncertainty. If everything were certain we would get lazy pretty quick- Instead we are constantly challenged to find solutions and better our conditions.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Mercury Cycles again- Keeps life Interesting!
Life happens in Cycles. We are in the midst of another cycle with Mercury Retrograde (July 7th to August 2nd), so expect this next month to be an interesting one. Don’t groan, learn to love mercury! I…

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 10, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 10, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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Cool in the very furnace of July
The water-meadows lie;
The green stalks of their grasses and their flowers
They still refresh at fountains never dry.
-John Drinkwater, British poet (1882-1937)

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Spiritual Unite: Kangaroo Spirit Animal – Embrace Change

The kangaroo spirit animal appears in your life when you are ready to escape a bad situation.
It lends you the strength to take the initiative and take back control over your destiny.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/kangaroo-spirit-animal/

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ThoughtCo: Lammas History: Welcoming the Harvest

At Lammas, also called Lughnasadh, the hot days of August are upon us, much of the earth is dry and parched, but we still know that the bright reds and yellows of the harvest season are just around the corner. Apples are beginning to ripen in the trees, our summer vegetables have been picked, corn is tall and green, waiting for us to come gather the bounty of the crop fields. Now is the time to begin reaping what we have sown, and gathering up the first harvests of grain, wheat, oats, and more

https://www.learnreligions.com/history-of-the-lammas-harvest-celebration-2562170

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Spirit Library: No Act of Love is Ever too Small (a message from Ann Albers)

Hi Dear Friends!

No act of love is every too small. The angels talk about trusting the impulses that arise from within and I’ll share some practical ways you can do so 🙂

Love you all!

♥ Ann

Message from the Angels

https://spiritlibrary.com/ann-albers/no-act-of-love-is-ever-too-small

©Ann Albers, http://www.VisionsofHeaven.com

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Daily Good: Uncomfortable Place of Uncertainty

“We weren’t trained to admit we don’t know. Most of us were taught to sound certain and confident, to state our opinion as if it were true. We haven’t been rewarded for being confused. Or for asking more questions rather than giving quick answers. We’ve also spent many years listening to others mainly to determine whether we agree with them or not. We don’t have time or interest to sit and listen to those who think differently than we do.” Margaret Wheatley shares more in this excerpt

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2354/uncomfortable-place-of-uncertainty-margaret-wheatley/

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Elephant Journal: 25 Quotes to Soothe your Inner Weirdo.

Ever since I could form my own thoughts and understand what people around me were saying, I always remember being labeled “different,” “eccentric,” or the ever-popular “someone who just marches to the beat of her own drum.”

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2017/10/25-quotes-to-soothe-your-inner-weirdo/

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MNN: What does Mercury in retrograde mean?

Three or four times a year, planet Mercury is said to go retrograde — that is to say it moves in an opposite direction to planet Earth. Planets move from east to west around the sun, and when Mercury turns to move from west to east instead, that’s when Mercury is in retrograde. Many refer to this time of year as simply Mercury retrograde.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/what-does-mercury-retrograde-mean

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EarthSky News: We go between Saturn and the sun July 9

Our planet Earth flies this week between Saturn and the sun, bringing Saturn to what astronomers call opposition. Opposition is a big milestone each year for observing the ringed planet Saturn, or any superior planet (planet orbiting the sun outside Earth’s orbit). When we fly between a superior planet and the sun, the planet is generally closest to Earth and brightest for that year. Saturn’s opposition comes on July 9, 2019, at 17:00 UTC.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/saturn-closest-and-brightest

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Patheos-Pagan: The Magic of Spaces, Places, and Things

For as long as I can remember, I have talked to everything: trees, insects, doors, birds, coats, the ocean, electronics, my paintbrushes, my room – basically everything animate and inanimate that I come into contact with.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/tempest/2019/01/the-magic-of-spaces-places-and-things.html

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Inner Journey:

THE SOURCE OF ANGER

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

How does anger typically surface in your life?

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

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

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The reason your thoughts become things besides your insistence, was so that you could always change whatever you didn’t like.

“No exceptions, full on, without judgment, all things possible, as soon as possible, sky’s the limit, where they have chocolate, please, now, thank you…” you were quoted.

Nice word-train,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Ginger Cookies

I have been experimenting making ginger cookies and quite by accident I left off 1/4 cup of flour. They came out better, thin and crisp with tiny holes in them. If you like the taste of ginger and molasses, you will love this flavorful, cookie.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Ginger-Cookies-2.html

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Everything you touch or talk about today is going to get bigger, so be careful with your words and actions. While today will be easygoing and agreeable, a few days from now something you set in motion today may come back in a bigger form. Watch out for exaggeration, even about good things. Go light on the flattery, and even sincere compliments, since it all may become grander than you intend.

astrology.com

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
July 10, 2019

Uncertainty

“The unknown is what it is. And to be frightened of it is what sends everybody scurrying around chasing dreams, illusions, wars, peace, love, hate, all that… Accept that it’s unknown, and it’s plain sailing.”
-John Lennon

Why is it so difficult for us to just accept the unknown? We tend to feel like we have to “make” things happen. Sure, we must take action, and work towards our goals – but at the same time if we could also relax and know that however things turn out, that’s the way they’re supposed to be. The process itself is really where we learn. And at the same time, since everything is changeable, and everything is possible, we can always start again!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Signs, Symbols, and Warnings From the Archangels

Have you ever wondered which of the Archangels is with you and what are the signs to let you know they are there? What is the best way to work with them and how they can help you?

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/