Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, November 28, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, November 28, 2022

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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November Quotes

“Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods.”

William Allingham

gardendigest.com

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 6 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 8 Full Beaver Moon 3:02 am PST/ 4:02 am MST/ 6:02 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 23 New Moon at 2:57 pm PST/ 3:57 pm MST/ 5:57 pm EST

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Pioneer Thinking: Citrus Blooms Body Splash Recipe

You will love this refreshing fruity citrus scented body splash. This easy to make recipe is sure to be your summertime favorite.

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Revisiting the Basics of Sigil Magic/ Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Learn Religions: Make Your Own Besom

By Patti Wigington
Updated on September 26, 2018


The besom is the traditional witch’s broom. It’s associated with all kinds of legend and folklore, including the popular notion that witches fly around in the night on a broomstick.

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MBG: A 5-Month Retrograde Finally Ends This Week: What It Means For You

There will be some combative transits this week, but the end of Neptune retrograde should put us more at ease. Here’s your horoscope from the AstroTwins.

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Moody Moons Blog: Love Spell Powder Recipe

Love spell powder is an easy DIY recipe and a perfect addition to spells for drawing a little romance into your life.

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Treehugger: 10 of the Best Plants to Give as Gifts

Choosing a gift that will stand the test of time is always a challenge, but giving plants is one way to try. Knowing your recipient is perhaps the most important part of choosing a houseplant as a gift.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon near Saturn November 28 and 29

Moon near Saturn on November 28 and 29
A bright waxing crescent moon passes by Saturn on the evenings of November 28 and 29, 2022. The waxing crescent moon is up as darkness falls. It appears almost half-lighted, since the first quarter moon is on November 30, 2022.

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Patheos-Pagan: Elemental Tools
NOVEMBER 25, 2022 BY TONY MIERZWICKI

Elemental Tools: Should the attributions for air and fire be reversed?

The four Elemental Tools are used by magicians, wiccans and witches to work with the Four Alchemical Elements: Earth, Water, Air and Fire. The attribution of tools to the first two elements appears to be agreed upon universally:

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Pagan Playlist: Ulvesang — The Hunt [Full Album]

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Inner Journey:

CREATE SPACE

“All this talk and turmoil and noise and movement and desire is outside of the veil; within the veil is silence and calm and rest.”
— Bayazid al-Bistami

We need to create space if we desire to change and grow. Only in emptiness can meaning, intuitive guidance and truth arise.

Give yourself space by spending time in nature, taking an hour or day off, enjoying quiet moments for reflection. Take time to smell the roses. Breathe in the wonder of life and its bounty. Open so your deeper awareness and imagination can percolate through mundane thoughts and activities. Let go of both resistance and force to allow yourself to connect more deeply to life.

“I do only want to advise you to keep growing quietly and seriously throughout your whole development; you cannot disturb it more rudely than by looking outward and expecting from outside replies to questions that only your inmost feeling in your most hushed hour can perhaps answer.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke

“I am glad that so much movement happens in this stillness.”
— Richard Land

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Every life is heroic.

And yours has certainly been no exception.

With deep gratitude from the bleachers,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cranberry Sauce Muffins

Leftover cranberry sauce is obviously great on turkey sandwiches, and it’s even delicious warmed up and spooned over ice cream or pancakes, but have you tried it in muffins? This easy recipe for cranberry muffins uses a cup of your smooth or chunky leftover cranberry sauce. The batter comes together in minutes and the moist, sweet muffins are perfect for a post-Thanksgiving breakfast or snack

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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

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Daily Tarot: Justice

You may be dealing with people who feel inferior or weaker than you, so take care to not run over anyone. Equally, they do not have to serve as an excuse for you to go slower or do less than you know is necessary. Be firm but not too firm, determined but not too determined. Get a lot of good work done.

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 Monday, November 21, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, November 21, 2022

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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November Quotes

“The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year,
Of wailing winds, and naked woods, and meadows brown and sear.”

William Cullen Bryant

gardendigest.com

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 6 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 8 Full Beaver Moon 3:02 am PST/ 4:02 am MST/ 6:02 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 23 New Moon at 2:57 pm PST/ 3:57 pm MST/ 5:57 pm EST

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Spiritual Unite: LIME IN WATER FOR NEGATIVE ENERGY – EASY TO DO PROTECTIVE AURA
Susan Brunton

There are many ways of clearing negative energy from your aura and your home. One of the most popular methods is using lime in water.

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The Magick of Elder/ The Green Witch

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Spirituality & Health: Inside Everything
by Mark Nepo

“The challenge for each of us is to enter life beyond our argument with an open heart and to meet trouble and help without preference.”
The humbling mystery inherent in all attempts at writing is that the words are like the dirt you dig out of a hole.

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Learn Religions: Being Grateful
What the Buddha Taught About Gratitude

By Barbara O’Brien
Updated on February 18, 2019


Often we’re told to remember to be grateful for blessings or good fortune. But Buddhism teaches us to be grateful, period. Gratitude is to be cultivated as a habit or attitude of mind not dependent on conditions.In the quote below,

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MBG: Life-Changing Lessons Are In The Air This Week, Astrologers Predict

Is there unity in your community? That’s a big question to ask this week, according to the AstroTwins’ horoscope.

This Tuesday, December 22, the Sun bursts into horizon- broadening Sagittarius for a month, celebrating the differences that make us all dynamic.

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Exemplore: Cast Spells the Easy Way: Written Spells
BEV GAUG 2, 2022

As witches, one problem we may encounter is getting some privacy in order to work a spell and/or ritual. It’s difficult when you are living with other people to burn candles and incense, not to mention chanting and moving around. What’s a witch to do?

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Treehugger: Quirky, Hoarding Woodpeckers Star in Documentary
They drill thousands of acorns into trees to save them for winter.

Acorn woodpeckers are hoarders. These quirky red-capped birds collect loads of nutritious acorns and then wedge them into trees, tattooing them with their beaks into holes they create. They guard their stash and rely on the nuts to keep them fed throughout the winter.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon and Spica on November 20 and 21

Moon and Spica
The old waning crescent moon can guide you to the bright star Spica on the mornings of November 20 and 21, 2022. A good time to look is roughly an hour before sunrise.

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Patheos-Pagan: Finnish Winter Festivals
NOVEMBER 17, 2022 BY NIINA NISKANEN

In pre-Christian Finland, celebrations were connected to the land and the wheel of the year was filled with celebrational days to honour the spirits of the earth and the land. In the Middle Ages, these spirits were renamed after Catholic saints but in many cases

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Pagan Playlist: Forest Elf Music – Ancient Elf Village (Day & Night)

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Inner Journey:

FOLLOW YOUR OWN PATH

“Life is complex. Each one of us must make his own path through life. There are no self-help manuals, no formulas, no easy answers. The right road for one is the wrong road for another … The journey of life is not paved in blacktop; it is not brightly lit, and it has no road signs. It is a rocky path through the wilderness.”
— M. Scott Peck

We each have our own pathways to develop both personally and spiritually. They are based on our character and past experiences. No one else can identify our paths for us. Tune in to your inner guidance system and follow its direction.

“What every man needs, regardless of his job or the kind of work he is doing, is a vision of what his place is and may be. He needs an objective and a purpose. He needs a feeling and a belief that he has some worthwhile thing to do. What this is no one can tell him. It must be his own creation.”
— Joseph M. Dodge

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Quantum Physics 101:

101.1 The present is defined by a confluence of your thoughts, inspired or regulated by your beliefs.

101.2 Your beliefs can be changed, upgraded, or banished by choosing new thoughts.

101.3 The future becomes the present when your expectations evolve.

101.4 Time measures how much effort you require to change your thoughts.

101.5 Space shows exactly what you’re now thinking.

101.6 And therein we find the unifying equation of every reality: Thoughts Become Things (TBT). Which is all you really need to know.

TBT,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Fresh cranberry sauce is a must for your Thanksgiving dinner. Made with just 3 ingredients, this easy cranberry sauce is perfect alongside turkey but it can also be used as filling for cranberry and cream cheese tarts or a tasty topping on bagels, cornbread, or cheesecake.

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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 Tarot: Judgement

You can secure an important victory and achieve a long-held aspiration today. This obviously is not an overnight achievement but probably something you’ve been intermittently pursuing for a long time. Some dreams refuse to die, and this may be the day for one of those dreams to begin to see the light of day in the real world. Be heartened and don’t let up now.

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 Monday, November 14, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, November 14, 2022

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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November Quotes

“Autumn is the eternal corrective. It is ripeness and color and a time of maturity; but it is also breadth, and depth,
and distance. What man can stand with autumn on a hilltop and fail to see the span of his world and the meaning
of the rolling hills that reach to the far horizon?”

Hal Borland

gardendigest.com

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 6 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 8 Full Beaver Moon 3:02 am PST/ 4:02 am MST/ 6:02 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 23 New Moon at 2:57 pm PST/ 3:57 pm MST/ 5:57 pm EST

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Moody Moons: Witchcraft’s Obsession with Labels

Is the witchcraft community’s obsession with labels creating division where it should create unity?

Maybe you identify yourself as a green witch or a kitchen witch. Maybe cottage witchery best describes your home-based practice.

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The Magic of Sewing

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Spirituality & Health: How to Practice Conscious Dance for Emotional Healing
by Julie Peters

Promote healing in your life by using these conscious dance practices, whether in a group or alone in the comfort of your home.
If you can walk, you can dance, as the saying goes. Dance is a fundamentally healing and life-affirming practice. It is a wonderful way to move the body, feel the beat, and move emotions and even trauma through the body, especially when we dance in an intuitive way.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Cailleach, the Ruler of Winter

By Patti Wigington
Updated on February 21, 2018


The goddess known as Cailleach in Scotland and parts of Ireland is the embodiment of the dark mother, the harvest goddess, the hag or crone entity.

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MBG: This Is The Perfect Week For Romantic Risk-Taking, Astrologers Say

Let the cat out of the bag! Authenticity is back on trend as Venus and Mercury fire arrows into Sagittarius’ realm.

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Exemplore: Everything You Need to Know to Start Interpreting Dreams
MADAILEIN AISLING IRELANDMAY 26, 2022

Ancient cultures considered dreams to be communications from the divine, messages whose meaning could only be revealed by people endowed with special spiritual powers.

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Treehugger: Creating Waystations for Monarch Butterflies
Planting milkweed amid lavender and other crops helps the endangered species

Planted among dense rows of blooming lavender are thick, stout plants of equally fragrant milkweed.

The milkweed is there to provide waystations for monarch butterflies at some farms and facilities operated by Young Living, an essential oils manufacturer.

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EarthSky News: See Orion’s Belt as a celestial bridge

Look for Mintaka in Orion’s Belt
See the three stars at Orion the Hunter’s midsection? These stars are Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka. In fact, they’re very noticeable and famous in many cultures as Orion’s Belt. For instance, to the Aymara people of Bolivia, Peru and Chile, they represent a celestial bridge. And there’s good reason for that. These stars link the sky’s northern and southern hemispheres.

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Patheos-Pagan: Estonian Mythical Creatures
NOVEMBER 10, 2022 BY NIINA NISKANEN

Stories from Estonia encourage people to examine their connection to nature and respect the invisible spirits that live around us. Here are some fascinating creatures from Estonian myths and legends.

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Pagan Playlist: Silent Island – Stormvalley (2018) (New Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

DARE TO RISK

“To try is to risk failure. But risk must be taken because the greatest hazard of life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, live, and love.”
— Leo Buscaglia

Daring to risk is an essential step to self empowerment. This is the key to breaking out of stuck thinking and behaviour. It is about breaking through the comfort zones and barriers. It is about experiencing new levels of mind and feelings. It is about experiencing more life.

“A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
— George Bernard Shaw

“Only those who risk going too far can know how far they can go.”
— Unknown source

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You know that feeling of accomplishment, triumph, and sublime joy that immediately follows a job well done, a victory, or a fresh, hot pizza delivery to your door?

I say feel it now.

Go on. Give it to yourself without all the rules.

Your boss,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Air Fryer Mustard-Crusted Brussels Sprouts

Air-fried smoky Brussels sprouts with a mustard crust. I like to serve these with grilled pork chops but they also pair nicely with chicken, pheasant, duck, or goose.

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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

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Daily Tarot: The Devil

There may be very little that you can change or have much effect on today. It may not exactly feel like the day has been fated to be a certain way, but you may have that suspicion at times. You can fit in with whatever happens and get some satisfaction and success anyway. Someone who usually argues against you may turn around and agree with you about something important.

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 Monday, November 7, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, November 7, 2022

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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November Quotes

“So dull and dark are the November days.
The lazy mist high up the evening curled,
And now the morn quite hides in smoke and haze;
The place we occupy seems all the world.”

–   John Clare, November

gardendigest.com

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 6 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 8 Full Beaver Moon 3:02 am PST/ 4:02 am MST/ 6:02 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 23 New Moon at 2:57 pm PST/ 3:57 pm MST/ 5:57 pm EST

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Spirit Library: Monthly Astro-Forecasts November 2022
Sarah-Jane Grace


As the turbulent, chaotic uncertainty of everyday life continues to swirl on a kaleidoscope of different levels, it would be easy to succumb to the furore, feeling lost, alone, and overwhelmed. Yet, at the same time, despite the maelstrom of chaos, there is a more subtle energy starting to rise up from deep within our hearts and souls

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How a Kitchen Witch prepares for winter | Healing potions | cozy kitchen witch tips/ The witches’ cookery

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New Age Hipster: Full Moon In Taurus Lunar Eclipse Tarot Spread

THE FULL MOON IN TAURUS BRINGS AN OPPORTUNITY TO RELEASE ALL THE STUCK AND STAGNANT ENERGY, THOUGHTS, OLD BELIEFS AND STORIES THAT HOLDS YOU BACK.

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Learn Religions: Taliesin, Chief of the Welsh Bards

Taliesin was known as the greatest of Welsh bards. By Patti Wigington
Updated on March 06, 2017


In Welsh mythology, Taliesin is the son of Cerridwen, and god of the bards. The tale of his birth is an interesting one – Cerridwen brews up a potion in her magical cauldron to give to her son Afagddu (Morfran), and puts the young servant Gwion in charge of guarding the cauldron.

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MBG: This Week Brings A Rare Total Lunar Eclipse In Taurus—Here’s What To Know

Between Monday’s rare total lunar eclipse and Venus’ dynamic aspects with Saturn and Neptune, this week is going to bring relationships and security to the forefront. Here’s your horoscope from the AstroTwins

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Exemplore: Understanding Witchcraft and Working With the Elements
BEV GAUG 2, 2022

Elemental Power
When we speak of the ‘elements’ in witchcraft, we are not talking about the chemical elements on the periodic table that you studied at school. The elements we refer to are those that the ancients perceived to make up our world.

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Treehugger: Bumblebees Like Playing With Toys, Study Finds
New study shows the insects rolling wooden balls just because it feels good.

It’s a little like bumblebee gymnastics with maybe a bit of logrolling thrown in.A new study finds that bumblebees like to play.

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EarthSky News: Total lunar eclipse on November 8, 2022

Total lunar eclipse
A total lunar eclipse will sweep across Asia, Australia, the Americas and the Pacific on November 8, 2022.

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Patheos-Pagan: Mutinous Medusa: The Gorgon’s Guide to Magical Resistance
NOVEMBER 2, 2022 BY THUMPER FORGE


I’m back, y’all! Bring on the dancing boys.

And also, I sincerely apologize for the extended absence. I had several writing opportunities fall into my lap, which was great, but they came with deadlines, which was stressy and demanded pretty much all of my attention.

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Pagan Playlist: Starling Arrow – Wild Sweet (Music Video) – Ayla Nereo, Rising Appalachia, Tina Malia, Marya Stark

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Inner Journey:

REALLY BE THERE FOR ANOTHER

“Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. You can see that when you think how the friends that really listen to us are the ones we move toward, and we want to sit in their radius as though it did us good, like ultraviolet rays.”
— Brenda Ueland

How well do we communicate with others? Often, when we are interacting with others, our attention in both speaking and listening is focused on meeting our own needs.

Our communication skills improve when we can open to be aware of the needs of the other person. When we listen, we can release the filters that serve our own needs for security and receive the message with our compassionate heart. And when we speak, we can choose words that the listener is able to receive. True communication happens when we harmonize with the other individual.

“So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.”
— Jiddu Krishnamurti

“The first duty of love is to listen.”
— Paul Tillich

higherawareness.com

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Today’s Recipe: 12 of Grandma’s Best Thanksgiving Desserts

No one dishes up nostalgic Thanksgiving desserts like grandmas can. And generous Allrecipes home cooks love to share their family heirloom recipes passed down through generations

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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

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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 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 Monday, October 24, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, October 24, 2022

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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October Quotes

“Just before the death of flowers,
And before they are buried in snow,
There comes a festival season
When nature is all aglow.”

Author Unknown

gardendigest.com

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October 2022 Events:

Oct 9 Full Blood Moon at 1:54 pm PST/ 2:54 pm MST/  4:54 pm EST

Oct 25 New Moon at 3:48 am PST/ Oct 25 4:48 pm MST/  6:48 pm  EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween 

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Spiritual Unite: DREAMING ABOUT VAMPIRES – SPIRITUAL SYMBOLISM
Susan Brunton

If you have been dreaming about vampires, it is important to understand the spiritual symbolism behind these creatures.

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So You Want to Start Spirit Work…/ Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Spirituality & Health: To Admire
by Mark Nepo

“Admiration is a powerful resource because when we admire someone or something, we are, if open, introduced to where those qualities live in us.”

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Learn Religions: The Greek Goddess Hecate

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 10, 2019


Hecate (sometimes spelled Hekate) was a pre-Olympian Greek goddess—she may have had Thracian origins—and ruled over the realms of earth and fertility rituals. As a goddess of childbirth,

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MBG: Mars Retrograde Is Just As Disruptive As Mercury Rx—And It’s Coming Up

This Tuesday, October 25, the new moon in mystical Scorpio arrives as a rare solar eclipse.
As the crossing moon dims the light of the Sun, what you don’t see may be far more telling than anything your eyes radar in on.

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Samhain Retreat | Real witches celebrating Halloween

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Exemplore:

Samhain: The Celtic Festival of the Dying Year and the New Year
JAMES SLAVENAUG 3, 2022

Samhain: A Liminal Time
Samhain—a liminal time—a time of beginnings and endings and of light and dark. It is a time when the veils between worlds are thinnest, as the light of the sun is dying in the autumn of the year and darkness reaches its ever-lengthening grasp across the lands.

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Treehugger: How to Make Potpourri: 5 Simple Steps
We detail the best methods for making homemade dry and moist potpourri.

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EarthSky News: Visible planets and night sky October-November 2022

Visible planets (evening)
Saturn is high in the sky after sunset – golden in color, shining steadily – perfect for observing all evening. Saturn sets around 2 a.m. local time.

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Patheos-Pagan: Green Man, Earth Angel, by Tom Cheetham – Book Review
OCTOBER 21, 2022 BY IAN CHAMBERS

Green Man, Earth Angel: The Prophetic Tradition and the Battle for the World Soul, by Tom Cheetham, SUNY Press Series in Western Esoteric Traditions, 2005.

Tom Cheetham is a writer whose area of special interest incorporates the imagination in philosophy, religion, psychology and the arts, taking in a broad field while pursuing the common thread to tease out a work of enchantment.

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Pagan Playlist: Dark Blues Music to Escape to… | Justin Johnson | PART 2

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Inner Journey: ON DEATH AND DYING

“Don’t strew me with roses after I’m dead. When Death claims the light of my brow No flowers of life will cheer me: instead You may give me my roses now!”
— Thomas F. Healey

“The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative, if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation.”
— Hermann Hesse

“What is here is also there; what is there, is also here. Who sees multiplicity but not the one indivisible Self must wander on and on from death to death.”
— Katha Upanishad

“Is death the last step? No, it is the final awakening.”
— Sir Walter Scott

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A Note from the Universe

Your name is coming up again. Whispered here, gossiped there.

It’s a good thing we don’t have tabloids, because your picture would be everywhere. The gist being that your love life is about to take off!

First, you’re going to be falling wildly in love with who you already are, and thereby becoming an irresistible magnet to others. T-s-s-s-s!

Then, as stars are rearranged and connections are made, you’re literally going to feel the fire that sparked all creation. Yeah, hot!

Finally, you’re going to bathe forevermore in rays of pure ecstasy.

So… ready for step one?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Meringue Bones and Ghosts

While I know no one is ever actually scared by spooky Halloween treats, I do know for a fact that many people are terrified to work with meringue. Hopefully these bones and ghosts will help chase those demons away.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
October 24, 2022

Nature

“Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. She hums the old well-known air through innumerable variations.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Interesting that Emerson calls Nature “she.” Maybe because we think of Mother Nature. The idea, though, is that nature is something we can count on. As unpredictable as nature can be, we do know that the sun will rise, the seasons will change, that rivers will flow to the sea. There are these laws in effect that go beyond our powers of human manipulation. Nature is much bigger than we are, and yet, at the same time, it is an essential part of who we are. The same laws that govern nature affect us as well.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool
Expect the unexpected, in fact don’t even expect that much. Today could be a wild ride, and you may instigate some of it in the spirit of fun, suggests the Fool card. Play it safe and stay out of trouble if you can, but it could be hard at times. Don’t fret over any little mistakes today. By tonight or at least tomorrow it may be hard to tell who made them if anyone even recalls them.

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 Monday, October 17, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, October 17, 2022

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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October Quotes

“October is nature’s funeral month. Nature glories in death more than in life. The month of departure is more beautiful than the month of coming – October than May. Every green thin loves to die in bright colors.”

Henry Ward Beecher

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October 2022 Events:

Oct 9 Full Blood Moon at 1:54 pm PST/ 2:54 pm MST/  4:54 pm EST

Oct 25 New Moon at 3:48 am PST/ Oct 25 4:48 pm MST/  6:48 pm  EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween 

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Spirit Library: Presence in Conversation
Eckhart Tolle


Question: How do I maintain a sense of presence when I’m in the company of another person? How do I bring presence into conversation?

Eckhart Tolle: It’s not easy. The moment you start talking, the two minds come together and so they strengthen each other. A flow starts, a stream of thought. A moment ago you were present, and then somebody starts talking.

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Halloween DIY Witchy Decor – Samhain Collab with The Writing Witch – Moon Wreath – Magical Crafting

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Spirituality & Health: Does Everything Happen for a Reason?
by Julie Peters

Because human beings are already divine, we have the capacity to learn from our worst moments, to find beauty and hope and help for other people when we recover from our struggles.

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Learn Religions: Setting Up Your Samhain Altar

By Patti Wigington
Updated on April 29, 2020


Samhain is the time of year when many members of the Pagan community celebrate the cycle of life and death. This Sabbat is about the end of the harvest, the calling of the spirits, and the changing aspects of the god and goddess.

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MBG: What To Know About October’s Birthstone + How To Care For It

Each month of the calendar year comes with its own designated birthstone (and birth month flower), and the stone for October is none other than the opal. Here’s what to know about this birthstone, from spiritual meanings to how to take care of it, according to crystal experts.

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Exemplore: What Is Eclectic Witchcraft? (And Why It May Be the Best Path for You)
BEV G AUG 3, 2022

What Does It Look Like to Practice Eclectic Witchcraft?
Ellie is waiting for the bus that takes her to work. It’s important she gets into the animal center on time—she has arranged to meet a couple looking to adopt a dog, and Ellie has the perfect boy for them.

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Treehugger: How ‘Rented’ Solitary Bees Can Help Your Garden
Leased nesting materials bring these ‘sweet little bees’ to your home.

It’s cleaning time for pollinator houses as people get ready for next year’s bees.

Based in Bothell, Washington, the company Rent Mason Bees rents two species of bees across the U.S. Farmers, teachers, and nature fans set up nesting material in their yard and then release solitary bees that don’t have a queen or a colony.

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EarthSky News: Moon near Castor and Pollux, morning of October 17

Moon near Castor and Pollux
On the morning of October 17, 2022, the last quarter moon passes by the bright stars Castor and Pollux in the constellation Gemini the Twins. You’ll easily notice the bright stars Castor and Pollux because they are close together in the sky.

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Patheos-Pagan: How I’m Navigating the Eclipse Season
OCTOBER 14, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON


Oh dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total Eclipse Without all hope of day! — John Milton

The scary messages are out — ECLIPSES ARE COMING. HIDE YOURSELF.

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Pagan Playlist: Gothic Autumn Music – Graves of the Fallen | Dark, Haunting

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Inner Journey:

WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES FOR TODAY?

“Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do, they never get around to do what they want to do.”
— Kathleen Winsor

When we clearly set an intention, our conscious and subconscious minds mobilize to help us meet that intention. At the start of each day, thoroughly review what commitments you have made to others for the day, and decide what commitment(s) you will make for yourself.

What can you do today that will move you one step closer to your personal goals? Own your power to choose to meet your own needs. After all, we are much better able to help others when our own needs are met. And at the end of the day, when you’ve honoured your commitment to yourself, acknowledge your success.

“If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give it all you’ve got.”
— Lee Iacocca

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A Note from the Universe

Dang, just because you’re a supernatural, unstoppable, manifesting machine, doesn’t mean you can’t ask for help. A lot of help. And fully expect to receive it.

That was part of “the deal,”

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:

Slime Popcorn

Sticky, ooey gooey marshmallow popcorn is perfect for Halloween. Just add some green food dye, candy eyeballs, and you have a slime monster!

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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

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Daily Wisdom
October 17 , 2022

Relationships

“Intimate relationships cannot substitute for a life plan. But to have any meaning or viability at all, a life plan must include intimate relationships.”

-Harriet Lerner, Dance of Intimacy (1989)

The purpose of relationships, like just about anything in this life, is for us to learn more about ourselves and who we really are. That is why intimate relationships teach us so much. When we truly open ourselves up and express our feelings we feel closer to God. We become aware of our own vulnerability, and our own divinity.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World
You may not expect or even want it, but today you will be properly acknowledged and even honored for a skill, talent, or accomplishment. Your big heart will also be appreciated. Some sort of public reward is possible, if only in the form of praise, which can be transformed into something more tangible later. If not seeking validation or kudos, be on the alert because it’s coming. You’ve earned it!

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 Monday, October 10, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, October 10, 2022

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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October Quotes

“The clump of maples on the hill,
And this one near the door,
Seem redder, quite a lot, this year
Than last, or year before;
I wonder if it’s jest because
I Love the Old State more!”

David L. Cady, October in Vermont

gardendigest.com

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October 2022 Events:

Oct 9 Full Blood Moon at 1:54 pm PST/ 2:54 pm MST/  4:54 pm EST

Oct 25 New Moon at 3:48 am PST/ Oct 25 4:48 pm MST/  6:48 pm  EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween 

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Spirit Library: The Goddess: The Feminine Aspect of the Creator
Ronna Herman Vezane


Beloved masters, the Feminine qualities of the Creator or the Goddess Energy is the most predominant Force on Earth during this time of the Great Shift of the Ages.

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Welcoming Autumn // cozy fall decorating, cottagecore art + autumn style lookbook

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Spirituality & Health: Four Flower Remedies for Highly Sensitive People
by Korynn Elliott

What are flower remedies, and how can they be utilized to help highly sensitive people navigate the world? A Mind-Body Medicine practitioner shares her thoughts.

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Learn Religions: Samhain Rituals and Ceremonies

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 25, 2019


Samhain is the time of year when the nights grow darker, there’s a chill in the air, and there’s a thinning of the veil between our world and the realm of the spirits.

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MBG: 3 Things Astrologers Really Want You To Keep In Mind This Week

How balanced is your perspective? That’s the question to ask this week as Mercury enters Libra. Here’s your horoscope, from The AstroTwins.

This Monday, October 10, Mercury returns to Libra, restoring harmony to fractured bonds.

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The Mighty Oak, Wee Acorns and Joy

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Exemplore; 50 Good Luck Symbols and Signs From Around the World
LAYNIE HAUG 4, 2022

Do you have a good luck charm? Symbols and signs of good luck come in many shapes and forms and exist all over the world and across many different cultures

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Treehugger: Endangered Penguin Chick Hatches at National Aviary
The baby is being raised by foster penguin parents.

A tiny endangered African penguin chick was recently born at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh.

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EarthSky News: Hunter’s Moon falls on October 9 in 2022

Hunter’s Moon follows the Harvest Moon.

When and where to look in 2022: For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the bright, round full moon rises in the east around sunset for several nights in a row: October 8, 9, 10 and even 11.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Four Great Draculas
OCTOBER 9, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


According to various internet sources, there have been over 200 portrayals of Dracula in movies and TV. Some of them were adaptations of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, while others were sequels, prequels, or stories that could best be described as fan fiction with a Hollywood budget.

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Pagan Playlist: Eolya – Hávamál Album

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Inner Journey:

SELF TALK IS REVEALING

“If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.”
— Chinese Proverb

What passes over your lips each day?

Are your words typically negative, critical, gossiping, deceptive, illusory, justifying, blaming, manipulative and argumentative? Are they more uplifting, inspirational, positive, questioning, beautiful, loving, universal, truthful, accepting and supportive?

The throat is our center of expression. Who we are sneaks out in our attitudes and in what we say.

“Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.”
— Pearl Strachan Hurd

“The wise weigh their words on a scale with gold.”
— Bible

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A Note from the Universe

If you can see it in your mind it’s real.

All that remains is merging the present you know with the world you’ve imagined, which is my part. And you can best help me align circumstances, coincidences, and chance encounters by getting busy, going out into the world, and moving in the general direction of your dreams, even if only to do what your peers might do, who know not of life’s magic.

But you know better. You know how life works. Do not waver in your march. No matter how humble your steps, this is how I will reach you. And as you witness one dream come true after another—first the small ones, then the big ones, then the huge ones—you’ll remember why you were first drawn to the jungles of time and space, if you haven’t already figured it out.

Crazy kid,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Too Busy for Breakfast? Try One of Our Best Make-Ahead Breakfast Cookies

Cookies, for breakfast? You bet. Wholesome breakfast cookie recipes that contain filling ingredients like peanut butter, chia seeds, and flax make for a deliciously satisfying bite.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
October 10 , 2022

Solitude

“Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.”

-James Russell Lowell, Among My Books

Solitude, time spent alone, nourishes our soul. And yet, some of us associate time by ourselves with loneliness. Maybe it’s that we’re afraid of being bored, or that we’re so used to having company that the silence seems awkward. Yet solitude is necessary for our spiritual growth. This is where we learn, this is where we receive those valuable insights. Make a date with yourself today – and spend some time in glorious solitude!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Wheel pf 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.

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 29, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 29, 2022

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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August Quotes

“Give me the joys of summer,
Of Summer Queen so fair,
With wealth of lovely flowers
And fruits and sun-kissed air!

Talk not to me of winter
With ice and frost and snow,
Nor changing spring and autumn
When howling winds will blow.

No, I will take the joys
Of Summer every time,
So to this Queen of Seasons
I dedicate my rhyme.”

Winifred Sackville Stoner, Midsummer Joys

gardendigest.com

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August 2022 Events

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 11 Full “Sturgeon” Moon at 6:35 pm PST/ 7:35 pm MST/ 9:35 pm MST

Aug 27 New Moon at 1:17 am PST/ 2:17 am MST/ 4:17 am EST

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Spirit Library: I Got Lost in My Unused Life
Sarah-Jane Grace


I have been spending a great deal of time thinking about the life I’ve lived, the life I’m living and the life I would like to live as there are so many incongruencies between them.

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How to Dry and Store Herbs/ The Green Witch

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Spirituality & Health: How To Embody the Triple Goddess Archetype
by Keri Mangis

Understanding the gifts and lessons of each aspect of the Triple Goddess can create wholeness and unity within us, no matter our chronological age.


Archetypes are representations of attributes that exist within all of us. They show us parts of ourselves that may lie dormant and need to awaken,

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Learn Religions: Thoth, Egyptian Scribe God of Wisdom

By Patti Wigington
Updated on September 25, 2019


Thoth (pronounced “Toth,” rhyming with “both,” rather than with “goth”) was one of the most important deities of ancient Egyptian religion and worship. Thoth was known as the tongue of Ra, who had cursed him, and he often spoke on Ra’s behalf.

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MBG: We’re In For A Topsy-Turvy Week, And Astrologers Want You To Stay Alert

Quick, grab your helmet and set up the nets! There’s a fierce determination in the air this week, according to the AstroTwins’ horoscope.

On Thursday, two daredevil planets, Mars and Jupiter, form a friendly sextile (60-degree angle) and pump us full of courage.

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The most dangerous woman | A kitchen witch vlog

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Exemplore: Mabon Autumn Equinox: Through the Eyes of an Anthropologist
MOLLY LYONSJUL 28, 2022

What Does Mabon Celebrate?
The Autumn Equinox typically falls in the middle of the month of September. To some, it is just another day that marks the transition from summer to fall. To many Pagans, however, it is a religious holiday that marks the end of the second harvest and soon the end of the Wheel of the Year.

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Treehugger: What’s the Difference Between Ravens and Crows?
One is larger, smarter, and perhaps more vocally complex than the other.

If you see an all-black bird soaring overhead, it’s likely a crow or a raven. Which of the two classes of corvid it belongs to, however, can feel like anyone’s guess to a beginner birder.

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EarthSky News: See Mercury and the moon on August 29

See Mercury and the moon
Can you spot Mercury in the evening sky just after sunset on August 29, 2022? Use the moon to guide you to Mercury. Northern Hemisphere observers will face much more of a challenge to see it than those south of the equator.

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Patheos-Pagan: Following the Moon
AUGUST 26, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON


I recently learned how to take a picture of the moon with my phone.

It’s a small thing, a small ritual.

A moment of focus on the shape of waning and waxing, and the brief stops in arrival and loss.

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Pagan Playlist: songs to channel your inner siren 🌊【deep sea playlist】

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Inner Journey:

SPACE TO EXPLORE

“No one can find his work, what he really wants to put all of himself into, when everything he does he is made to do by others. This kind of searching must be done freely or not at all.”
— John Holt

We all need space — free from demands, deadlines, expectations and judgments — to explore who we are and what life is all about. Free time, with absolutely no agenda, is rich with potential. How can we grow if we have no space and freedom to dream?

“Deny children — or anyone else — the chance to do ‘nothing,’ and we may be denying them the chance to do ‘something’ — to find and do any work that is truly important to themselves or to someone else.”
— John Holt

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Today’s Recipe: Blueberry Dessert Recipes
Browse recipes for blueberry pie, blueberry crisps and crumbles, and blueberry ice cream, and find a new favorite blueberry dessert recipe for the basket of berries you found at the market.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
August 29, 2022

Soul
“The growth of the soul may be compared to the growth of a plant. In both cases, no new properties are imparted by the operation of external causes, but only the inward tendencies are called into action and clothed with strength.”

-George Ripley (1802-1880)


Oftentimes when we talk about spiritual growth we compare it with the growth of a plant – planting the seed, allowing it space and time to grow with its own innate intelligence. We use this example because we understand how the growth of a plant “works.” We’ve seen seedlings sprout, we’ve had potatoes take root in glasses of water in our fifth grade science classes. And we need this kind of illustration because spiritual growth is not something we necessarily “see.” It is an internal phenomenon, something we feel, something we experience, something that goes beyond words or pictures.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

Little or nothing will slow you down or be daunting to you today. You have so much inner strength, and physical strength, too, that people will have trouble keeping up with you. Do something special today, or perhaps excel at something significant and challenging that will be easily within your grasp. You may find out later that you were dazzling and that you inspired several people to more energetically pursue their passions.

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 22, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 22, 2022

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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August Quotes

“Sometimes I wonder what I’m a-gonna do
‘Cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues.”

Eddie Cochran

gardendigest.com

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August 2022 Events

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 11 Full “Sturgeon” Moon at 6:35 pm PST/ 7:35 pm MST/ 9:35 pm MST

Aug 27 New Moon at 1:17 am PST/ 2:17 am MST/ 4:17 am EST

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Pagan Library: The Witch’s Rune
Anon

Darksome night and shining moon
East and south and west and north
To each we sing the witch’s rune
To call the ancient power’s horn

Cup of water, airy sword
A pentacle to touch the earth
Firey wand all in accord
Lady guide us to rebirth

Cord and cencer, scourge and knife
Aparapa witch’s creed
Wakened by ye into life
Come ye as the charm is made

Queen of heaven, queen of hell
Ancient huntress of the night
Join us as we sing the spell
Our love and pleasure are your rite.

By all the powers of land and sea
By the might of moon and sun
As I will, so mote it be
Chant the spell and be it done.

paganlibrary.com

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So you Want to Work with Saints…/ Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Spirituality & Health: MEANING OF SEEING AN OWL DURING THE DAY
Susan Brunton

Seeing an owl during the day is a sign of good luck. This isn’t just folklore, it’s actually true!

There are many reasons why seeing an owl in daylight can be seen as a sign of good fortune.

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Learn Religions: Mabon History: The Second Harvest

By Patti Wigington
Updated on July 03, 2019


Two days a year, the Northern and Southern hemispheres receive the same amount of sunlight. Not only that, but each receives the same amount of light as they do dark—this is because the Earth is tilted at a right angle to the sun, and the sun is directly over the equator.

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MBG: 4 Steps Astrologers Want You To Take This Week (Before Mercury Retro Strikes)

August 20, 2022 — 12:03 PM
There’s a lot to unpack this week as the sun shifts into Virgo, a new moon arrives, and Mercury retrograde looms. Here’s what The AstroTwins want you to know.

After a month of neon-bright hedonism and unapologetic excess, the razzle-dazzle simmers down this Monday, August 22.

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Cleansing Spell Candle Recipe, Purification Candle Magic, Color Magic, Witchcraft – Magical Crafting

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Elephant Journal: Practices for Healing & Opening the Chakras.

The main seven chakras are energetic epicenters that carry energy, prana, emotions, memories, and beliefs.
They start at the base of the core and go to the crown of the head.

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Exemplore: Working With Dragons in Your Magickal Practice
JENNIFER JORGENSONAUG 2, 2022

Dragon Witchcraft
Not all dragons have wings or breathe fire—and some do. There are dragons for every element and season; dragons of storms, thunder, and lightning. There are chaos dragons and baby dragons.

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EarthSky News: Sagittarius the Archer and its famous Teapot

If you’re outside on an August or September evening, you can glimpse the zodiacal constellation Sagittarius the Archer. From our northerly latitudes, it never climbs high in the sky. Yet when you’re looking toward Sagittarius, you’re looking in the direction of one of the most wondrous places we can imagine: the center of our own Milky Way galaxy

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Patheos-Pagan: Money is Feminine
AUGUST 19, 2022 BY JESSICA JASCHA

Money, wealth, and abundance is a sticky and charged topic. It has to do with our survival, and there are a lot of ways to get off track with this aspect of our lives

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Pagan Playlist: April Rain – Mirror of Ether (2021) (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

NATURAL VIBRATIONS

“I sing the body electric.”
— Walt Whitman

The water that makes up so much of our bodies is like oceann water. The salt crystals in this water vibrate at ever-changing frequencies. Our hearts are the emotional centers of our bodies, and they put out frequencies that are 10 times the power of the frequencies of our brains.

When we are happy, we vibrate at a higher frequency than when we are angry or sad. Our emotions change the chemical composition of the water in our systems. That’s why happy tears taste different than tears of sadness.

Experiencing physical, emotional and mental stillness harmonizes the vibrational output of the body, heart and mind and we become stronger.

“The message we give our bodies — one of irritation or acceptance — is the message to which our bodies will answer.”
— Deb Shapiro

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Have you ever noticed that there’s really only one thing you can do to unquestionably change the scenery in your life?

Physically move through it.

To the fast lane,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Savory Cheddar Zucchini Muffins

I developed this recipe when I had an abundance of zucchini and wanted a muffin to have with a chicken dinner. These savory muffins are great as a quick breakfast too! They’re a hit even with those who think they don’t like zucchini!

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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

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Daily Wisdom
August 22, 2022

Silence
“Thought works in silence, so does virtue. One might erect statues to Silence.”

-Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)


Silence is the single most important ingredient in our pursuit spiritual growth. Yet how much time do we spend in silence every day? Whether we meditate, or pray, or just sit with nature, silence is like a hallway that we need to go through for the doors of Truth to open to us.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

You might prefer to do most things on your own today, but that may not be permitted. Find ways to involve others and enlist help, or simply let them do their part. Wait until tonight to decompress in private. It’s important to keep an even temper and not let others manipulate you emotionally. Your feelings are being strongly projected, so treat others with tact and avoid anger.

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 18, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 18, 2022

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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July Quotes

“The steady buzzzzzzz of the Katydid chorus,
the bass solo of the croaking Frog,
the steady woof-woof-woof a barking Dog –
a summer night’s serenade.”
–  Michael P. Garofalo, Cuttings

gardendigest.com

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July 2022 Events

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 13 Full Blessing Moon 11:37 AM PST/ 12:37 PM MST/ 2:37 PM EST

July 22 Sun enters Leo

July 28 New Moon at  10;54 AM PST/ 11:54 AM MST/1:54 PM  EST

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Spiritual Unite: RAVEN SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – MYSTERIOUS AND CREATIVE

The raven spirit animal comes into your life when you seek guidance from higher powers.

It symbolizes mystery, wisdom, intellect, and creativity. It can also symbolize mischief and intimidation as (partly) negative traits.

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How To Celebrate Lammas, Lughnasadh Ritual Ideas, Witchcraft, Wicca – Lammas Altar, Magical Crafting

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Pioneer Thinking: Lemongrass Oil – Homemade Skin Care and More!

Learn all about lemongrass oil, its origin, benefits and uses! This essential oil has a fresh, invigorating, scent! It can be used for people and pets! There are warnings to heed when using lemongrass oil!

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Learn Religions: Setting Up Your Lammas (Lughnasadh) Altar

By Patti Wigington
Updated on December 22, 2019


It’s Lammas, or Lughnasadh, the Sabbat where many Pagans choose to celebrate the beginnings of the harvest. This Sabbat is about the cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth—the grain god dies, but will be reborn again in the spring.

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MBG: What It Means If You Keep Seeing White Butterflies Everywhere + What To Do

The universe has a way of sending us messages when we least expect it, and if you keep seeing a particular thing over and over, you might wonder if it means something for you. In the case of white butterflies, here’s what this animal symbolizes, plus what to do about it.

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Bone Throwing 101/ The Witch of Wanderlust

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Exemplore: How Household Sprites Help Humans

RUPERT TAYLORMAR 22, 2022

These little critters go by many names and they are an adorable addition to any home. Whether they are called Hobs (England), Zashiki-warashi (Japan), or Haltija (Finland), these sprites concern themselves with the welfare of the families they adopt.

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Treehugger: 10 Enticing Oregon Coast Trail Facts

The Oregon Coast Trail is a seaside hiking path that follows the People’s Coast from the California state line to Oregon’s oldest city, Astoria, on the border of Washington.

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EarthSky News: Delta Aquariid meteor shower: All you need to know in 2022

With the moon waning, start planning now for 2022’s summer meteor season. Every year, 2 showers – the famous Perseids and the lesser known Delta Aquariids – converge in late summer. Around mid-July, Earth enters the meteor stream for each of these showers. In other words, you might see a Delta Aquariid – or a Perseid – anytime now

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Patheos-Pagan: The Ritual I Need (and Don’t Want) to Do
JULY 15, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON

My life needs a bit more ritual.

Sometimes, it feels like a room I haven’t cleaned up in a while. I look around and I know where things are to function, but I also know that if I organized a bit, threw a few things away, and/or rearranged the furniture, I would feel less overwhelmed.

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt – Caravanserai

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Inner Journey:

FEEL YOUR EMOTIONS

“The key is to not resist or rebel against emotions or to try to get around them by devising all sorts of tricks; but to accept them directly, as they are.”
— Takahisa Kora

Emotions are energy in motion. They bring us information if we are willing to experience them. Unfortunately, many of us are afraid of the energy of emotions and so we automatically resist them. And when we refuse to experience our emotions, we block them up. They become trapped and that entrapment drains our energy and brings continuing discomfort.

Don’t let emotions push you into action or reaction. Just STOP and PAY ATTENTION. Allow them to be and to speak to you. Oncem they are acknowledged, their energy is released.

“Instead of resisting any emotion, the best way to dispel it is to enter it fully, embrace it and see through your resistance.”
— Deepak Chopra

“We have to become more conscious of our feeling-world. By learning to identify the ‘emotional baggage’ and manage our feeling-world reactions, we can view life based on current information instead of being held captive by our past.”
— Doc Childre

“Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.”
— Audre Lorde

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

When a thing hurts your eyes, stop looking at it.

When it hurts your ears, stop listening to it.

And when it hurts your heart, stop justifying it.

I love you so much,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 15+ Cheesy Recipes to Make the Most of Your Summer Zucchini

Put your summer zucchini to good use with recipes that will make everybody happy. This versatile vegetable can take on many different forms

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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

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Daily Wisdom
July 18, 2022

Thoughts


“The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy.”

-Florence Scovel Shinn


We’ve heard it time and time again, in a million different ways: we reap what we sow. When we plant apple seeds, we get apples. When we plant broccoli seeds, we get broccoli. It’s the law of nature and we all understand it! Now we need to take it to the level where we understand that when we plant seeds of encouragement, that’s what we receive in return. When we spread happiness, we get happiness back. When we give love, we get love. There’s no mystery to it, that’s just the way it is!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Devil

You don’t want to spend the whole day trying to swim upstream. Work on your self-control and don’t let anyone or anything lure you into overreacting or flying out of control. Be practical and don’t get in your own way. You can have your silly fun later, and fantasize your revenge, at home in private with those who love you no matter what you do or say.

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/