Cat’s Morning Bits for May 27, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 27, 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)


You Tube: The Witch of Wanderlust: Reviewing 2 Books on Chaos Magick

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Spiritual Unite: PINK CHAKRA MEANING AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE


Although the seven primary chakras all have distinct colours that represent their energy in your aura, some chakra colours might originate from more than one chakra, and some chakras can emit different wavelengths and frequencies depending on their strength.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Charge of the Goddess
History and Variations

Charge of the Goddess is perhaps one of the best-known pieces of ritual poetry in today’s magical community, and is often credited to author and priestess Doreen Valiente. The charge itself is a promise, made by the Goddess to her followers, that she will guide them, teach them, and lead them when they need her the most.

Read more….

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Field Notes on Living (Mark Nepo) ; View at Seventy

I’m standing on a bridge near the top of a mountain, looking back at the winding path that took years to climb.

Read more….

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MBG: How The Full Moon Will Affect You Based On Your Sign, From Astrologers

Not only is there a doozy of a full moon coming on May 26th, but it’s also a lunar eclipse and the largest supermoon of 2021. This is a significant astrological event, and like any cosmic happening, it’s going to affect people differently depending on their sign. Here, the AstroTwins share their take on what each sign can expect:

Read more….

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Mermaids: The Dark & Messed Up Origins – (Exploring the Myths Behind Infamous Sea Creatures)

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Elephant Journal: The Power of Mudras: the Healing is in our Hands.

The tip of my right index (pointer) finger delicately touched the tip of my right thumb.
My left hand mirrored the same.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Comedy Wildlife Photos Capture the Goofiness in Animals

Wildlife photography can be so gorgeous. Photographers wait for hours to capture the perfect breathtaking images of elusive animals unaware they’re being observed.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Virgo? Here’s Your Constellation

Virgo the Maiden fully returns to the east at nightfall by late April. By late May, Virgo is well up in the evening. You’ll find Virgo in the evening sky into June and July, too. Then by late August or September, Virgo begins her descent in the west into the glow of evening twilight. In other words, now is the time to watch for Virgo. How can you see her?

Read more….

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Salt City Pagan: Why I Choose To Be Pagan

In the past couple of weeks an author on Patheos had an open Q&A. I asked about tt their decision to remain a Druid and what kept them on the path.

Read more….

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They call me Witch

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Inner Journey: BREAK OUT OF ROUTINE

“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.”
— Nietzsche

Where do you need to do some ‘out of the box’ thinking and living?

We are creatures of habit, of patterns. While initially the habits may have served us, they may now be limiting our ability to experience more of life.

What aspect of your life has become routine? How might you bring new life to it? Do some outrageous dreaming! Then do something completely different today.

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.”
— George Washington Carver

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You see prayers that lack conviction, confidence, and that end in question marks like, “Can I? May I? Will I?” are always answered with a happy face: “Sure! You bet! No question!”

However, if you want action instead of answers… Prayers of declaration and exclamation, especially those that end in “So be it! Hallelujah! Pronto my lofty companion!” conjure up the magic.

It’s just how the system was set up.

Pronto my lofty companion!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Peanut Butter Cup S’mores

This twist on a fireside favourite is a must-have in the summer and is ready in mere minutes. The addition of peanut butter is sure to please the palate, and using chocolate peanut butter cups takes the s’mores experience to a whole new level

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
May 27, 2021

Trust
“Those who trust us, educate us.”

-George Eliot, 1874


We learn that to be worthy of trust, or trustworthy, is a good feeling. It’s an honor, really, to have earned someone’s trust. We experience the responsibility that comes with that trust, and we fulfill it, because trust is something we know that we can lose as well as gain.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

Although it may be a peaceful day, that calm may all be on the surface. If dissatisfaction or anger is brewing at depth, there could be thoughts or fantasies of revenge or anger to fuel the bad feelings. Face everyone and everything with great care and respect. You have more than enough strength to deal with whatever comes up. Obviously, don’t bait or antagonize anyone. Kindness wins out

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 23, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 23, 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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Kindness, like grain, increases by sowing.
–English Proverb

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Spirit Library: Breakthrough Into a New Cycle (a message from Kate Spreckley)

2020 has been an intense year of sudden changes, rapid growth and collective awakening. Painful truths have emerged revealing the level of damage and trauma that exists within us as individuals and as a collective.

Read more…..

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Pioneer Thinking: Herbal Hair Rinse – Nettle Leaf for Healthy Hair

Nettle is the common name for the plant Urtica dioica, also called Stinging Nettle. Stinging Nettle herb is an exceptional plant for restoring health and beauty to your hair. An herbal infusion made from nettle leaf is a gentle and safe herb to rinse your hair with

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Sacred Mountains of Taoism

The mountains of China have long been places of great inspiration and support to Taoist practitioners. Their potent energy and deep quietude provide a context in which meditation, qigong and Inner Alchemy practice can be especially fruitful. Their beauty inspires poetry, or perhaps instead the dropping of all language, in an awed silence.

Read more….

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MBG: 8 Types Of Earth Angels & How To Decide Which One(s) You Are

Earth angels are highly sensitive, empathic, and love to give to others. They feel excited and on purpose when being of service. Earth angels are not actually divine angels, but they share many character traits with celestial angels, like loving to support humans in need, an ability to see the best in people, and natural optimism.

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Metal

1. Useful metals such as iron, steel, and copper indicate strength and progress towards an ultimate goal.
2. Gold: Values. If the dreamer dreams of gold jewelry, it could mean that many of his values are superficial. If he dreams of finding gold, then success lies ahead. Hiding it warns of a need to protect your own interests.
3. Silver: A symbol of plenty, but involving a lot of responsibility.
Astrological parallel: Mars, the Sun, the Moon.
Tarot parallel: The suit of Pentacles.

astrology.com

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Cultivating Calm

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Today’s DIY: DIY How to Make a Fairy House

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Elephant Journal: A Solstice Prayer to Re-Write our Destiny.

Solstice this year precedes and coincides with the dark/new moon and a solar eclipse on June 21st.

Summer solstice is one of those times that seems like one thing but is really another.

Read more….

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Treehugger: How to Harvest Basil

Popular basil is easy to grow, but can be temperamental to pick. There are secrets to harvesting basil without killing the plant while still getting the most flavorful leaves for all your favorite dishes.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: How to catch the elusive 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: Rusalky: The Mysterious Mermaids of Abundance

The waters of the rivers, lakes, and marshes in Ukraine are more than a home to fish and frogs, they are the places where the mysterious water nymphs called the rusalky live.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Divine Mother ~ Sacred Earth

A heart opening and deeply inspiring performance by Sacred Earth who are one of Australia’s most popular spiritual devotional music.

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Inner Journey:

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW

“There is in all visible things – a hidden wholeness.”
— Thomas Merton

“From a hologrammatic viewpoint, …you are one little physical image that reflects all of humanity when projected spiritually upon the cosmic screen.”
— Wayne Dyer

“As above, so below.”

Everything is connected. The universe is a hologram where every part contains the whole. Outside echoes the inside. The lower is a reflection of the higher. The other is a reflection of you. We are all a microcosm of each other. The big picture is within us and even our cells.

Be open to see the interconnections, influences and inter-relationships of things.

“Unity consciousness is a state of enlightenment where we pierce the mask of illusion which creates separation and fragmentation. Behind the appearance of separation is one unified field of wholeness. Here the seer and the scenery are one.”
— Deepak Chopra

“To me there is no difference between one person and another; I behold all as soul-reflections of the one God. I can’t think of anyone as a stranger, for I know that we are all part of the One Spirit.”
— Paramahansa Yogananda

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 
What a day! I feel so great, so magnanimous, so everywhere! Tell you what,  today dreams are on me. Today everyone’s dreams will come true!

Can I do that? Gimme a break!

 

I do it every single day, for everyone, everywhere, no matter what. Always, second to second, month to month, year to year, I give you what you think about, what you most expect, what you believe in and move toward.

What else are Universes for?

Tallyho

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Caprese Panzanella

Take your meal from good to gourmet with this refreshing strawberry caprese salad featuring Stella® Cheese.

Read More…..

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Tuesday (masculine)

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

Element: Fire

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet, and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr
Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
June 23, 2020

Good
“To do good without ulterior motive is a generous and almost divine thing in itself.”

-Francesco Guicciardini (1483-1540)

 
Ah! Too many times the “what’s in it for me?” creeps up when we are in a position to do some good. We wonder if it is worth the effort, and the time it takes, to go out of our way. But when we really do good, without expectation of any reward or reciprocation, it feels good. And isn’t that the best compensation anyway?

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

Apply your basic practical good sense to the biggest and most serious of challenges and watch the problems wilt under your gaze. There’s nothing you can’t handle today if you can keep things uncomplicated and straightforward. Be calm but firm in your dealings and don’t allow others to add their petty complications to any of your efforts. Remember to be good to yourself.

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 August 14, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 14, 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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Adrift in the liberating, late light
of August, delicate, frivolous,
they make their way to my front porch
and flutter near the glassed-in bulb,
translucent as a thought suddenly
wondered aloud, illumining the air
that’s thick with honeysuckle and dusk.
-Jennifer O’Grady (b. 1963)

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Spiritual Unite: Two Of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning – Relationship And Financial Balance

The Two Of Pentacles tarot card meaning is based around the concepts of balance.
The highs, and lows, adaptability, juggling different things, income, and outgoings, financial decisions, and partnerships.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/two-of-pentacles-tarot-card-meaning/

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ThoughtCo: Money Spells

There are an endless number of spells out there focused on money magic, whether you’re looking to improve your finances, obtain a job, gain general overall prosperity, and even nudge along a real estate transaction.

https://www.learnreligions.com/money-spells-2562373

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MBG: 7 Ways To Liberate Yourself During The Full Moon in Aquarius

The Aquarius full moon brings rainbows and unicorns—but not just any garden variety. These rainbows are iridescent, changing colors and vibrations when viewed from different angles. These unicorns are wizards, propelling the world into a digital age with exponential speed

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/full-moon-august-2019-how-to-celebrate-the-aquarius-full-moon

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Weekly Musings:  Six Simple Ways to Positively Improve your Perspective

There’s an expression that is hurled around by the millennial generation, mostly when somebody is managing a test in their own life: “This will be healed.”

https://individualogist.com/six-simple-ways-to-positively-improve-your-perspective?mpweb=1230-1392-784234

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Daily Good: Wild Mumbai

“Every night for the past eleven years, Rajesh Sanap and Zeeshan Mirza have spent the post-dinner hours combing the woods behind their homes. Like restive sprites, the young men skirt ponds, bash through spiky hedgerows, upturn rocks, shake up leaf litter, and thread through dirt trails hairy with undergrowth. In the course of their nocturnal walkabouts, they’ve found about a dozen arachnids, including two that are entirely new to science: a rangy, amber-hued scorpion and a compact, ashen tarantula with lean limbs covered in white fur.

http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=8155

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Elephant Journal: August’s Full Moon in Aquarius: 11 Questions for Conscious Coupling.

In case you missed the memo, August has been emotionally intense and there’s more to come!
To recap this month: Mercury was stationed direct on August 1st, with a shadow of its retrograde just ending, and I don’t know about you, but I’m still fending off all kinds of technical glitches.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/augusts-full-moon-in-aquarius-11-questions-for-conscious-coupling-monika-carless/

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MNN: How long should you steep tea?

From easing stress to combating cancer, drinking tea has shown to offer many health benefits. But before you bring that steaming mug to you lips, do you know how long should you let your tea brew for it to be healthiest and taste the best?

https://www.mnn.com/food/beverages/stories/how-long-should-you-steep-tea

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EarthSky News: Full Sturgeon (or Snow) Moon on August 14 and 15

On August 14 and 15, 2019, everyone around the world (except far-northern Arctic latitudes) will see a full-looking moon lighting up the nighttime from dusk until dawn. In North America, we often call the August full moon the Sturgeon Moon, Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon. For the Northern Hemisphere, this August full moon ushers in the second of three full moons of the summer season.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/sturgeon-moon-beams-from-dusk-till-dawn

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Patheos-Pagan: 3 ways to make Sun Water

So often we make and use Moon Water, but have you ever considered making water infused with the energy of the sun? Sun water is fun to make, easy to use and can connect you with the energy of the sun. Within my own practice, the acknowledgment of the Sun plays an important part. For the Celts the Sun was sacred, it was worshiped in many forms.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/waterwitch/2019/08/sun-water.html

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Inner Journey:

GIVE TO YOURSELF FIRST

“First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.”
— Epictetus

Do you want more in your life? More love? More happiness? More money? More satisfaction? Then explore how you can BE more.

In the Delfin Knowledge System, Leslie Fieger advises, “You can have more when you are willing to give more. You must begin this process by giving more to yourself. Give yourself more time; give yourself more attention; give yourself more love; give yourself more of what you want. Then decide how to offer the more that you are (and have) to the world and you will receive even more back in return.”

“Let the waters settle you will see stars and moon mirrored in your Being.”
— Rumi

higherawareness.com
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Today’s Magickal Creature: Mermaids and other Marine Monsters

With most of our blue planet covered by water, it’s little wonder that, centuries ago, the oceans were believed to hide mysterious creatures including sea serpents and mermaids. Merfolk (mermaids and mermen) are, of course, the marine version of half-human, half-animal legends that have captured human imagination for ages. One source, the “Arabian Nights,” described mermaids as having “moon faces and hair like a woman’s but their hands and feet were in their bellies and they had tails like fishes.”

https://www.livescience.com/39882-mermaid.html

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A Note from the Universe 

It’s all self-service.

The magic works through you, not for you.
Now helping 7 billion help themselves,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Lemon Tahini Broccoli Salad

This crisp and super fresh veggie-packed salad is perfect for the summer. I like to make a big batch and keep it in the fridge. It keeps well for a few days, with the flavours intensifying each day. Enjoy it as a side salad or as your main course on warm days.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Lemon-Tahini-Broccoli-Salad.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, 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
August 14, 2019 

Ideas

“You talk of our having an idea; we do not have an idea. The idea has us, and martyrs us, and scourges us, and drives us into the arena to fight and die for it, whether we want to or not.”
-Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)

When we get a really good idea, we can tell that it is a really good idea because it won’t let go of us. We think about it, dream about it, and pursue it until we can make it a reality. It’s like the Universe is tapping on our shoulders, saying: “This is it, come on, let’s go!” How could we resist?

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

Whatever you have planned or prepared for today, it probably won’t happen according to the script. Be flexible and expect the unexpected. It may not be anything big, so don’t completely abandon your agenda unless you must. It could just be a day of endless interruptions. Keep that sense of humor handy, and maybe find an inspiring idea or two in it all.

astology.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/