Cat’s Morning Bits for March 30, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 30, 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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April Events & Holidays

April 1 April Fools Day

April 7 Full Pink Moon & Super Moon at 7:35 pm PST/ 8:35 pm MST/ 10:35 pm EST

April 12 Easter

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

April 22 Earth Day

April 22 New Moon at 7:25 pm PST/ 8:25 pm MST/ 10:25 pm EST

April 23 Ramadan

April 24 Arbor Day

April 30 Walprgis Night

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And time remembered is grief forgotten,
And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,
And in green underwood and cover
Blossom by blossom the spring begins.
-Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909)

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Spirit Library: The Truth May Hurt

This is a time of purification, regeneration, cleansing and rebirth as the intensity of the energy we are working with increases dramatically. The pressure is building impacting us on every level of our being. There is no turning back now and our transformation is no longer a choice.

Read more….

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Spiritual Unite:  Twin Flame HealingTwin Flame Crystals – Top 7 List

Use these powerful Twin Flame crystals to help strengthen your love connection.

Crystal healing has grown in popularity in recent years due to the increase in enlightened thought around the globe

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Consecrated Water for Ritual

In many Pagan traditions—as in other religions—water is considered a sacred and holy item. The Christian church does not have a monopoly on the phrase “holy water,” and many Pagans include it as a part of their magical tool collection.

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MBG: An Illuminating Astro Event Is Coming — For The First Time Since 1771

Come together now! But…how? That global challenge is worth taking on this Monday, March 30, as make-it-happen Mars zooms into collaborative, innovative Aquarius for the first time since May 2018

Read more…

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Daily Dream Meaning: Ocean

1. Life.
2. One of the few universal symbols.
3. An active ocean, teeming with life, with high waves and crashing surf, implies that life will soon become much busier. A calm ocean: A peaceful life. A stormy sea: Trouble ahead. The need to be prepared.
Astrological parallel: Cancer.
Tarot parallel: The suit of cups.

astrology.com

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Karma Tube: What an Insect Can Teach Us About Adapting to Stress
In this short animated film, “The Locust Mystery,” learn how the gentle harmless grasshopper and the devouring devastating locust are actually the same creature. And how we, also, have many differing “selves” that emerge under various circumstances.

Watch now……

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Today’s DIY: Witch Crafts | Create Your Own Sigil Candle for Candlemagick

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Elephant Journal: Calling all Introverts & Extroverts: 5 ways to Survive this Quarantine.

Right now, our world is hurting and in turmoil—panic and fear is the overriding emotion for many, caused by an overload of overwhelming information and uncertainty.

Read more…..

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MNN: Horses express emotion through sound
Whinnies and snorts can convey a wide array of feelings.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Moon in Winter Circle March 30 and 31

On April 10 and 11, 2019, look for the waxing moon and Winter Circle (or Winter Hexagon) stars. It’s difficult to convey the humongous size of the Winter Circle that fills our western sky at dusk and nightfall now.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Living the Liminal: Staying the Magickal Course

When life throws crisis at us, it can turn our lives upside down. Personally I have found myself feeling my own emotions and those of others as I strive to move through all of the changes we are facing. As Witches, we can rely on our magickal skills to support us.

Read more….

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Today’s Track: Spirit of Albion by Damh the Bard

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Inner Journey:

BRING SOUL INTO THE WORLD

“We live in a culture that is greatly biased against the imagination, because our culture is very materialistic, objective and literal. Our culture lacks soul, and doesn’t know it, although it experiences the consequences. When you don’t know what’s missing, then of course you don’t know what to bring in, even though you feel something is missing.

“We live in a world that needs more soul, more meaning. We, as conscious beings, have, as our primary responsibility, at this time in human history, the task of bringing soul into the world, or releasing soul into the world. We do this, first of all, in ourselves and in our own personal world; then we do it in our groups – including family; then we do it in our society through our work, relationships and presence there.”
— Andrew Schneider

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The trick is remembering that at all times far more is happening on your behalf than your physical senses will ever reveal.

Like right now.

Because of how much you’re loved,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: How to Make Instant Pot Meal Prep Freezer Packs for Easy Weeknight Meals

Meal prep freezer packs streamline cooking. Here’s how it works: You prep several elements of a homemade meal ahead of time, then freeze those ingredients in zip-top bag or plastic containers. Then, when you’re ready to get dinner together, all you have to do is grab those ingredients and enjoy the fact that you’re already several steps ahead on that night’s meal.

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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Daily Wisdom
March 30, 2020

Mystery
“If death is one mystery, life is another, greater one… We can only feel awe before a mystery that both is what we are and surpasses our understanding.”

-Jonathan Schell
We’re living this mystery every day! It can be fun, and exciting. Some of the best-selling books of all time are mysteries. We just love to figure things out, to use our minds, to put the pieces together so that they make sense. We’re wired this way. So if we approach our lives with the same zest and fortitude, imagine the fun we could have!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot:  Strength

You have what it takes to overcome the romantic obstacles that are in your way today. The Strength card expresses that you’ve learned from your mistakes and aren’t likely to repeat them. Patience and compassion will get you halfway to where you want to be, and accepting your own perfections will take you the rest of the way. Completeness is a state of mind.

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 March 23, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 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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March Events & Holidays

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

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The season comes when, from her three-month’s trance,
The Earth awakens: already her deep heart
Begins to stir, and send its life abroad.
–Thomas Buchanan Read (1822–72)

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Spirit Library: Trust in Nature (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Nature consists of a complex system of energetic patterns which facilitates the flow of energy on and in the planet. Everything is connected by these energy flows and any disruption to them can cause major environmental changes, which will affect all of life on Earth.

Read more…

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Natural Living Ideas: 14 Beautiful DIY Butterfly Feeders To Make Your Garden A Butterfly Paradise

Not only do butterflies bring color and beauty to the garden, but they do important work by pollinating flowers. Moreover, many species are endangered and so need our help and protection.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How to Take a Cleansing Ritual Bath

The purpose of a ritual cleansing is to not only clean the body, but also to cleanse the mind and soul. It’s a chance to meditate and reflect upon the things you wish to wash away–whether it’s a bad habit, negative feelings, or anything else.

Read more…

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MBG: New Moons 101: An Intro To Their Energy & How To Make It Work For You

Moon-curious? Here’s everything you need to know about new moons and how to harness their powerful energy from down here on solid ground.

Read more…

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Daily Dream Meaning: Sports (includes Ball)

1. If you are playing at a team sport, busy times working with other people lie ahead. Whether or not your team wins or loses indicates your level of success. Losing the game, however, does NOT mean failure. It only indicates delays.
2. If you are watching a team playing a team sport, you may feel isolated from the others around you – being on the “outside looking in.” Courage may be necessary for you to join with your community.
3. Participating in an individual event, such as in golf, tennis, swimming or track indicates a strong desire to improve yourself and your circumstances.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Connected

Singer songwriter Luke Dick and a talented group of young people connect in this short video to share a message of hope. With youthful enthusiasm the young conductor leads her small group through the song, enabling us to “hear that cosmic spark” of connection. As the drums, guitar, violin, keyboard and voices all combine in joyful music, we are reminded that we are all connected with all that is, with all that was, and with all that will be. { read more }

Be The Change

Reach out today to someone you care about, from whom you have become disconnected.

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Today’s DIY: How to Make Alcohol Wipes

Antibacterial wipes are convenient, but the cost of store-bought varieties really adds up! Luckily, you can make your own wipes at home with paper towels or cotton cloths.

Read more….

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Elephant Journal: A Letting Go Ritual in Times of Chaos.

Every day, during this time of fear and uncertainty, I’ll wake up.
And then I’ll just let go.

Read more….

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MNN: Humans built these mystery circles from mammoth bones 20,000 years ago

Tens of thousands of years ago, if you happened to be trekking across Ukraine toward the West Russian Plains, you might have come across a jaw-dropping scene.

Literally — lower jaws, entire skulls and other bones from woolly mammoths were perfectly arranged into circular structures.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Westward shift of Orion and all the stars

If you’re out on an evening walk, notice this seasonal aspect of the night sky. The famous constellation Orion the Hunter – an easy-to-spot star pattern in January and February – now seems to have moved and turned considerably. It’s very low in the western part of the sky when the sun goes down.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Simple Witchery: Witchcraft In The Time Of Coronavirus . .

. . Practical Magick for Precautions and Protections
As the witching community responds to the increasing threat of Coronavirus, I’m seeing a lot of protections spells and rituals being shared.

Read more…..

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Inner Journey:

TO SUPPORT OR NOT

“It is not helpful to help a friend by putting coins in his pockets when he has got holes in his pockets.”
— Douglas Hurd

Are you struggling financially because you are helping another adult who is being irresponsible around money?

Without intending to do so, we can keep people dependent when we are willing to financially rescue them. Enablers typically feel it’s their duty to help out. They may see giving money as an expression of love. Unfortunately, they may lose their own financial security as a result.

As hard as it may be to do, the solution may lie in forcing the dependent to find his or her own way financially. In this case, it’s not selfish to not lend a hand — it actually serves the highest interests of all. Learning personal responsibility can be a tough road but it’s a necessary one for empowerment.

“Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon them and to let them know that you trust them.”
— Booker T. Washington

higherawareness.com
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Today’s Track: Old Village – The Call of The Old Gods (Pagan Folk music)

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A Note from the Universe 

Stunning rebounds, life altering transformations, and miracles of every shape and size, all follow a fairly simple 2-step formula.

First, there must be a connection made in the unseen.

Second, there must be a leap in the physical.

Well concerning your beautiful vacation home, thought you’d like to know that the connection’s been made, and it’s taken our breath away.

Happy landings,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Kitchen Witchery: Easy Vegetable Stock

I’ve had folks reach out to me recently looking for cooking tips and tricks. As it turns out, more people than I expected don’t cook at all, or cooking means defrosting a meal or reheating some pre-prepared food.

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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Daily Wisdom
March 23, 2020

Greatness
“All rising to great place is by a winding stair.”

-Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Ever noticed how it is harder to climb up than it is to climb down? It’s a tough go, each step is a challenge, and the higher you go, the harder it gets because you get tired and sore from working so hard. But the air gets more clear, and the view gets better – there are many advantages to “rising above.” Sometimes we can take those stairs two at a time – but most often it’s just a matter of putting one foot in front of the other to make continual progress

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

Look at both sides of the situations you encounter today. The Moon represents illusions and the gray areas that we are unsure of, but being afraid to face the unknown will only lead to more uncertainty. Confront your subconscious in order to stop avoiding the inevitable. Sweeping things under the rug will only make them worse. Your imagination takes you to new romantic heights.

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 March 16, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 16, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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March Events & Holidays

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day

March 18: Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins

March 20: Ostara/ Spring Equinox

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

March 27: Easter

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The moving Moon went up the sky,
And nowhere did abide;
Softly she was going up,
And a star or two beside.
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

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Spirit Library: Find Your Equilibrium (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Our process of transformation and growth is currently accelerating at a much greater pace. The intensity of this time is radically quickening our healing to create deep and lasting change and transformation. We are being shown the way to creating a safer, less destructive and more sustainable world.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Ostara Recipes

Ostara is the celebration of the Spring Equinox; it’s the time of year when new life is beginning to form, and fresh little green things are starting to poke their way out of the chilly dirt.

Read more….

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Spring Is Here & It Could Spur Collective Action

This Monday, March 16, expressive Mercury returns to Pisces, the sign of forgiveness and healing.

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning:

Crowds:

1. Dreaming of actually being part of an orderly and purposeful crowd implies aspirations in tune with those around you and support and assistance in making all your dreams a reality.
2. If you’re not actually involved with the crowd, however, you may feel as if you’re “on the outside looking in” with regard to what’s going on in your immediate circle.
3. An angry, out-of-control mob implies turbulent emotions. You need to slow down, take a look at your feelings, and do what you can to make sense of them.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Do Not Lose Heart — We Were Made for These Times

Clarissa Pinkola Estes stirringly invites us to embrace the moment we are in with all of its fear, uncertainty, and turmoil. She says, “I too have felt despair many times in my life, but I do not keep a chair for it…In any dark time, there is a tendency to veer toward fainting over how much is wrong or unmended in the world. Do not focus on that. Do not make yourself ill with overwhelm.” This passage calls us to constructive action — and recalls us to our deepest purpose.{ read more }

Be The Change

What is your response to times of great challenge? What would it look like in your life to be “fully lit and willing to show it”?

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Today’s DIY:  Making a Spell Candle

Life can get a bit stressful at times. Media is full of all kinds of bad news. You cannot even pop on Facebook to say hi to friends and family without seeing all types of negativity. As a witch, we need to be more careful of this than most.

Read more…..

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Elephant Journal: 3 Reasons you should Take a Hike—Like, Right Now.

If you are lucky enough to live within a couple hours’ drive of the Appalachian Trail (or really any hiking destination), get your ass in the car.
Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.

Read more….

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MNN: How to help hummingbirds in winter

Hummingbirds get little relief from hunger, thanks to the fastest metabolism of any vertebrate animal. Native plant nectar is usually their best food source, but since hummingbirds can starve after just a few hours without food, humans often lend a hand.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Waning crescent moon, 4 planets before sunrise

These next several mornings – March 17, 18, 19 and 20, 2020 – watch for the waning crescent moon to swing by four morning planets. From around the world on March 17, 2020, the lit side of the lunar crescent points directly at this parade of planets.

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Green Witch Guide To Easing Flu Symptoms

Last week, I shared an article on how to use essential oils to create natural cleansers. The idea is to create herbal shields as an additional safeguard in our homes. We are magickal people, so it makes sense to engage our plant allies for assistance for health and home.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

LOOK INSIDE FOR DIRECTION

“If you see your path laid out in front of you — Step one, Step two, Step three — you only know one thing… it is not your path. Your path is created in the moment of action. If you can see it laid out in front of you, you can be sure it is someone else’s path. That is why you see it so clearly.”
— Joseph Campbell

What? No one to follow? Now that’s a scary thought!

And yet, that’s what life asks each of us to do – to chart our own path. We are each unique. We’re told our uniqueness is our gift to the world. And so why would we even want to follow in someone else’s footsteps?

Can we trust ourselves to carve our own trail?

“To know how to choose a path with heart is to learn how to follow intuitive feeling.”
— Jean Shinoda Bolen

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

If you just start dancing, I can assure you, by the powers vested in me (more than you could ever imagine), the music will be added. As will the partners, the giant disco ball, and whatever else you like.

But I must warn you, “start” is not to be confused with “start and then stop to see if anything happens.” Nope, that’s “I’m scared, tired, and not sure what I really want.”

I mean “start” as in “never stop, never look back, because even if I make a ‘mistake,’ at least I still get to dance.”

Do your thing and I’ll do mine.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Orange Creamsicle® Protein Shake

“Packed with protein, this shake is reminiscent of the famous ice cream bar. Tasty, healthy, and sure to keep you full until lunch or beyond.”

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, Reconcilliations, 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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Daily Wisdom
March 16, 2020

Reason
“Let Reason, not impulse, be your guide.”

-Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)
I like this because Gibran used a capital “R” for reason – and I think that’s significant. We have a head, and we have a heart. We are at our best when we can use the two of them together. Reason with a little “r” might just be thinking, using our heads. But Reason with a big “R” connects the heart. Our heart can be impulsive, and our head can be impulsive – but Reason allows us that time for consideration, that time for thoughtfulness. It brings us balance, and peace of mind.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

The Lovers card embodies the classic struggle between following your heart and listening to your head. There are a lot of temptations out there, but what are the consequences if you give in to them? Difficult choices have to be made in order to move forward. Which direction will you choose to go? Reflect on your values in order to make the right decision.

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 March 9, 2020

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 9, 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 stormy March is come at last,
With wind, and cloud, and changing skies;
I hear the rushing of the blast
That through the snowy valley flies.
-William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)

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Pioneer Thinking: 12 Uses for Green Tea

Green tea is more than a cup full of antioxidants, it also has a variety of other uses as well. Here’s some ideas.

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ThoughtCo: Spring Equinox Celebrations Around the World 

The dawning of spring has been observed for centuries in countries around the world. Traditions vary widely from one country to the next. Here are some ways that residents of different parts of the world observe the season.

Read more…

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MBG: Lunar & Solar Eclipses 101: Everything You Need To Know About These Rare Events

Eclipses aren’t always visible to everyone on the planet, but trust—even if you can’t see an eclipse happening, you’re still going to feel the effects of this important cosmic event. Here’s what you need to know about what causes lunar and solar eclipses and what they mean for you.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Stories of Kindness from Wuhan

“I want to dedicate a thread to regular Chinese people who stepped up to fill in the gaps, helping fellow citizens in this fight against the #coronavirus. These stories dont make international headlines. But they are still important.” A journalist at qz shares stories of ordinary people and their extraordinary acts of humanity. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: Black Salt | Witch’s Salt | Magical Recipe

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Elephant Journal: A Self-Love Message for Each Sign: Full Moon in Virgo, Retrograde & those Equinoxes. (March 9-20)

The events influencing this Full Moon in Virgo are: Mercury stationing direct on March 10th, Sun in Pisces, and the emerging energy of Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere on March 19, and the Autumnal Equinox in Southern on the 20th

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MNN: A ‘hidden’ forest in the shape of a Celtic cross has emerged in Ireland

If you happen to be flying over County Donegal in the republic of Ireland, you may be astonished to see a beautiful arrangement of conifer trees in the shape of a Celtic cross growing on the ground below.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: March full moon is 2nd-closest of 2020’s 3 full supermoons

The moon will look full to the eye on both March 8 and March 9, 2020. The crest of the full moon falls on March 9 at 17:48 UTC (1:48 p.m. Eastern; 12:48 p.m. Central; translate UTC to your time).

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Heading into Ostara: First, Let Things Go

Ostara and the Vernal Equinox are soon upon us, and in the impending joy of warmer weather and the eagerness to be outside and work in our gardens, it is important to let a few things go first.

Read more…..

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Inner Journey:

ACCEPTING REALITY

“…self-contempt never inspires lasting change.”
— Jane R. Hirschmann and Carol H. Munter

I can suck myself down into a deep, black hole when I focus on what I think I SHOULD be… more loving, sexy, productive, whatever. Thinking I should be something else means I’m not good enough now. This is poverty thinking and a guaranteed way to be miserable.

I can let go of this suffering by accepting WHAT IS. I can say, “This is how I am right now and that’s okay.”

When I first tried this, I could say it but not believe it. Then I began to experience the freedom this perspective brings – just by changing my mind! Now I’m beginning to believe it. What a gift!

“When we stop opposing reality, action becomes simple, fluid, kind, and fearless.”
— Byron Katie

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

It’s as if, when moving from point A to point B in your life — from sickness to health, poverty to wealth, whatever – at some point in the journey, arriving at point B becomes inevitable, a sure thing. However, at no point in your journey is this physically verifiable — until you reach point B.

The point being (yuck, yuck), you may have already crossed that line. But you’ll never know it, unless you see the journey through.

Tallyho, ho, ho –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Poppy Seed Bread with Glaze

“This recipe was given to my mom from our neighbor. The bread is so sweet and delicious! It’s still very scrumptious if you choose not to use the glaze. They are the BEST GUARANTEED!”

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, Reconcilliations, 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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Daily Wisdom
March 8, 2020

Animals

“Animals are such agreeable friends — they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.”

-George Eliot, 1857

The animals we are most familiar with are our pets. At some point in our lives, I’m sure we’ve all had at least one pet. I certainly have had quite a few, and I learned something from each and every one of them. Suki is the cat who lives with us right now. I can’t really call her “mine” because she is very much her own cat! There is an unconditional love that happens between pets and companions; it’s very comforting. If only we could all be such agreeable friends.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

You’ve had your share of fun, and now it’s time to face the consequences. You probably knew what you were doing when you did it, but now that it’s time to pay the piper, you may have serious regrets. What’s more important: maintaining a close relationship, or perusing every opportunity for passion with reckless abandon? The decision is easy.

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)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 2, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 2, 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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In winter
all the singing is in
the tops of the trees.
-Mary Oliver (1935-2019)

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Natural Living Ideas: 10 Perennial Herbs You Can Plant Once & Enjoy For Years

Perennial herbs are an excellent way to keep up your supply of fresh herbs without having to spend tons of money and time cultivating new plants every season.

With proper care and cultivation, these ten hassle-free herbs will flourish for years to come.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How to Find Your Spirit Guide

One of the most popular articles we have here is of the Types of Spirit Guides. In that piece, we discuss some of the most popular types of guides you might encounter. Following on the heels of that article, the second most popular piece is one on Spirit Guide Warning Signs – which reviews some of the red flags you should watch for in any entity that claims to be a spirit guide.

Read more….

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MBG: A Bath Ritual For Fire Signs To Help Relax & Prevent Burnout

Fire signs are the zodiac’s brazen, action-oriented doers. They’re passionate, active, and creative—and when they’re channeling all that powerful energy, they’re a force to be reckoned with.

Read more….

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Daily Good: The Monkey and the River

“The simplest and hardest thing to do each day is to be here –fully, completely, without turning away. There’s a story I love about a master who sends his apprentice to meditate by a river until he’s learned all the river has to say.” Mark Nepo shares more in this short piece.{ read more }

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Today’s DIY: Making Runes | Witchy Crafting

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Elephant Journal: 21 “Non-Spiritual” Things that make us Happy.

It’s the little things.
We can obsess about changing our lives, but if we’re all castle in the sky, and no feet on the earth, it’ll be tough stuff, and we’ll be pulled between bingeing and purging, and aspiring (when we’re hopeful) and hating on ourselves (if we fail). Willpower ain’t enough.

Read more…

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MNN: Many salamanders and frogs glow in the dark. (We just didn’t think to check)

During the day, the Cranwell’s horned frog is inconspicuous. It’s mostly a mottled-brown, striped creature with some dull green stripe highlights. But when researchers recently put the frog under blue light, it came alive with some amazing day-glo hues. The glow show was one of many discoveries unveiled in a new survey published in Scientific Reports.

Read more..

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EarthSky News: Moon sweeps past Pleiades and Aldebaran March 1 and 2

On March 1 and 2, 2020 – in the west, after sunset – the moon shines in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull. Taurus has two major signposts: the ruddy star Aldebaran, marking the Eye of the Bull, and the Pleiades star cluster, which is shaped like a tiny, misty dipper of stars. Also on these evenings, the moon’s lit side points directly at the dazzling planet Venus, which sits closer to the sunset horizon.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Kitchen Witch Bakes for March

March is often when we start to see the first signs of spring or if Mother Nature is being fickle (as she so often is) we can also get snow! But it does have the feel that spring isn’t too far around the corner.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

HIGHER PERSPECTIVES

“Bias and impartiality is in the eye of the beholder.”
— Lord Barnett

According to Andrew Schneider, the radical difference between personality awareness and soul consciousness is a difference in perspectives. Acquiring a soul perspective allows us to see things differently – and we always see a more inclusive, universal picture. This expanded view adds to an understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of life.

If I insist on hanging on to a personality perspective that is contrary to a soul perspective, the two perspectives will clash. This challenges me to find a way through to a deeper truth than I previously knew. This kind of tension between soul and personality positions is typical of the prelude to transformation that is a vital part of the soul journey.

“I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.”
— Sylvia Plath

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Universal Personality Test:

Want to know how to tell whether you were born with the gift to heal? Or perhaps if your strengths lie in leadership? If you’re a left- or right-brained individual? Whether or not you’re truly a “people person”? Whether or not, given your beliefs… friends, laughter, and abundance will flow to you effortlessly, or should be diligently sought after?

Just decide.

It’s always worked before

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spicy Orange Garlic Chicken

This is an easy-to-make orange chicken that’s packed with a spicy punch. Marinating it ahead of time really makes it zesty and tender. I used half a chicken for this recipe. It is easy to double for a whole chicken.

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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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Daily Wisdom
March 2, 2020 

Evolution

“I am not a thing, a noun.
I seem to be a verb,
an evolutionary process –
an integral function of the universe.”

-R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)

We are growing, we are learning, we are evolving – every minute, every day! This is an active process – an ongoing process. It is part of what makes us who we are, it is a part of the beauty of being human.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Groups are the Pope’s main focus, so if you’re in a relationship, spend time with others in order to gain a greater perspective. If you’re single, going out in groups can increase your chances of meeting someone new. There is safety in numbers, and in staying with fixed and/or assigned romantic roles. Save thinking outside of the box for another day.

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 24, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 24, 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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When the days are longer, longer,
And the sun shines stronger, stronger,
And the winds cease blowing, blowing,
And the winter’s chance of snowing
Is lost in springtime weather.
-Nora Perry (1831-96)

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Spiritual Unite: Chakra Colour Meaning And Its Significance

Chakra colours are how the specific energy frequencies of the seven primary chakra energy centres express themselves in the human aura.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Hold a Pet Farewell Ritual 

This is a ritual that you can hold after a pet has passed away. Obviously, you may need to make adjustments, based on what sort of pet you had, the manner of their death, and so forth, but you can use this ritual as a general template. You can also turn this into a group ritual if the pet was one who belonged to the entire family.

Read more….

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MBG: *Face Palm* Mercury Retrograde Will Be Extra Noticeable This Week

This Tuesday, February 25, the amplifying Sun beams at the same degree of Pisces as retrograde Mercury, backlighting all the muddling antics this transit can bring.

Read more…

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Today’s DIY: OSTARA Egg Decorations

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Elephant Journal: We Must Contact our Inner Wild Places. We Must Awaken our Force of Aliveness.

“I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” ~ Joseph Campbell

Read more….

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MNN: 13 unexpected leap year facts

About every four years, February gains an extra day. We do this so our calendars don’t get out of whack, but Feb. 29 has also prompted some interesting traditions. Here are some surprising facts about the bonus day that comes only every so often.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Hare and Dove at Orion’s feet 

Tonight – look for Orion the Hunter, one of the easiest-to-find constellations in the sky at this time of year. It’s recognizable for a short, straight row of three medium-bright stars. These stars represent the Belt of Orion. As seen from latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere, you’ll find Orion in the south around 8 to 9 p.m.

Read more……

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Patheos-Pagan: Prayer for Pagans ~ Tapping the Well Within

“Prayer can cut through our intellectual barriers and touch our hearts, enabling us to feel truly held and embraced… The most meaningful prayers are not cleverly written but sincerely delivered.

Read more…..

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Inner Journey:

HOW MUCH OF THIS IS MINE?

“The collective energy generated from the feelings, thoughts, and attitudes of the almost six billion people on this planet creates an atmosphere or ‘consciousness climate.’ Surrounding us like the air we breathe, this consciousness climate affects us most strongly on energetic and emotional levels.”
— Doc Childre and Howard Martin

Feeling angry, sad or anxious? You might ask, “How much of this is mine?”

Those of us who are sensitive sometimes pick up on emotional, mental or physical energy in the environment. It feels like ours – we really do feel the emotions or physical or mental symptoms. But really, we are processing ‘generic’ energies that belong to others or to humanity as a whole.

Opening to the possibility that our experiences may not be completely ours helps us detach from them. When we don’t completely identify with our thoughts and feeling

“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear … as it is, infinite.”
— William Blake

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A Note from the Universe

Work Experience:
Created the sun, the moon, and the stars.

Special Talents:
Knows all things.
Exists everywhere, always, at once.
Capable of rallying legions.
Big time matter manipulator.
Spontaneous healer.

Unique Characteristics:
Worshipped, feared, and misunderstood by many.
Boundless lover of life.
Blazing insights.
Great sense of humor.
Cute, cute, cute.

Gosh, you’re right, we do have tons in common. This could have been mine.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Baked Pancakes

“I found this a while ago and I love it. Perfect, easy breakfast.”

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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Daily Wisdom
February 24, 2020

Sharing

“For we must share, if we would keep,
that blessing from above;
Ceasing to give, we cease to have;
such is the law of love.”

-Richard C. Trench

By sharing we recognize the abundance of whatever it is we have and are content to allow others to participate in our good fortune. There’s another saying that “love isn’t love until you give it away.” Blessings, like love, are meant to be shared. And whatever we share we seem to have more of

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

The world is at your fingertips. What is it that you desire? The World card represents everything that you are able to accomplish, and is also considered the best card in the major arcana deck. What does this mean for your love life today? Expect to reach a goal that will allow you to move on to the next level. Who said that hard work doesn’t pay off? Your love life is living proof that it does

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 17, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 17, 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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She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes.
-Lord Byron (1788-1824)

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Spiritual Unite: Starseed Types – All Bringing A New Age

There are many Starseed types – some of which you will have heard, others that are lesser-known.
All of them are important to the process of Ascension that is currently underway on our beautiful planet, Earth.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How to Make and Use a Crystal Grid

Many people like to use crystals for healing and wellness of both the physical and spiritual kind. Whether you’re working with crystals for a specific purpose, such as health or love, or for a general well-being ritual, you may find that placing your crystals in a grid-style layout can amplify their metaphysical power.

Read more…..

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MBG: This Isn’t The Week To Put Your Blinders On, According To Astrology

This week, the AstroTwins break down how Mercury (which is in retrograde, P.S.!) will conspire with Uranus and Taurus to bring on some shady business.

Read more……

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Oath Bound with Thorn Mooney (Patheos)

My Five Favorite Recent Witch Books

I’ve made a lot of blog posts and videos in the past about favorite books: advanced books, beginner books, books for people interested in taking things in a new direction, classics I think everyone should read, and books that I’ve got in my personal to-be-read pile.

Read more…./

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Today’s DIY: Ostara Wreath

Ostara is on the way!! Heres a cute, easy and affordable wreath idea for your front door.

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Elephant Journal: 7 Words from Alan Watts on understanding our Spiritual Experiences.

In referring to the mystical experience, and what to do after having one, Alan Watts famously said, “When you get the message, hang up.”

Read more…

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MNN: How to watch the northern lights from the comfort of home

Seeing the northern lights in person is on many travelers’ bucket lists.

But while you save up for the trip, there’s a live camera in Canada that can make the wait easier.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, 3 bright planets before sunrise

Before sunrise these next two mornings – February 16 and 17, 2020 – look for the lit side of the waning crescent moon to point to a string of planets in the early morning sky. From top to bottom, these planets are Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The moon rises first, followed by the red planet Mars, then the king planet Jupiter and then the ringed planet Saturn. Incidentally, that bright light close to the moon is Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion.

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: The Art of Ritual: Calling the Quarters

Calling in the elements, calling the quarters, calling the Guardians of the Watchtowers, calling the Elementals – so many names! But essentially we are calling upon the four elements from the four directions to join us in ritual and to lend their power, energy and protection.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

LIVE LIFE FULLY

“Time is life. It is irreversible and irreplaceable. To waste your time is to waste your life, but to master your time is to master your life and make the most of it.”
— Alan Lakein

Refuse to feel USED by life! Make full use of it instead.

To do this, we initially need to take control of the time of our lives. Time management is life management, from the inside out. It’s an INSIDE job. You already have everything you need. You have the power to create a life of meaning, fulfillment and joy.

Your challenge is to find what works for you! Review the literature but make your own decisions. To do this, you’ll need to:

Get to know yourself — your desires and passions, rhythms, styles, challenges, needs and habits.

Be aware that you always have choice. Claim your independence and power to choose what is right for your life, moment by moment.

“Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”
— M. Scott Peck

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A Note from the Universe

Of all the joys on Earth, few compare to the crowning glory of achieving against the odds, succeeding in the face of peril, or triumphing over adversity.

Wouldn’t you say?

Yet in every such case, without exception, the poor odds, the peril, and the adversity must come first.

Ba-boom,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Lime Bars

“A different take on the lemon bars we all love. I actually prefer them to lemon. This is my favorite bar cookie and I’m asked to bring it when going to a potluck or picnic. The recipe says it serves 36, but you can’t eat just one of these delicious, tangy lime bars. You can omit the glaze and sprinkle with powdered sugar if that’s your preference.”

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, Reconcilliations, 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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Daily Wisdom
February 17, 2020

Ability

“He can fit his sails to every wind.”

-John Clarke (1596-1658)

Being flexible is an ability we all have, but do we all use it? Have we developed the tools and the skills that it takes to get through whatever comes our way? I don’t think we give ourselves enough credit. We might think that we are not capable, not ready, not “enough of whatever” to do what needs to be done. But look at how our abilities shine forth when we need them. Look at how we rise to the occasion when we are called upon. We are strong and we are able

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

If any problems arise today, they will probably come out of being careless about something simple and normally no trouble at all. Carelessness is the chief threat to having things go smoothly. Even if only small things are lost, broken, or need to be redone, it can make tomorrow even more of a mess than today might be. Pay attention to details, take your time and do your best.

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/