Cat’s Morning Bits for June 13, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 13, 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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June Quotes

“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.”

L. M. Montgomery

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spirit Library: Waves of Love
Nancy Leilah Ward


Increasing waves of energy are here, churning up foundations from deep within, affecting us on a global, collective level, rocking foundations that were built on greed and control, collapsing old ideologies that can no longer be upheld.

Read more….

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How To Make Tools for A Travel Altar – Magical Crafting: witchcraft, Wicca, Pagan

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Spirituality & Health: How to Avoid Place Blindness
BY ROBIN FASANO


Place blindness is a form of apathy that sets in when we don’t spend enough time outdoors. Overcoming it is key to wellbeing—for ourselves and the land we love.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Solar Magic, Myth and Folklore

By Patti Wigington
Updated on January 13, 2018


In many Pagan traditions today, there’s a lot of emphasis on the magic and power of the moon. However, it’s important to remember that the moon isn’t the only heavenly body out there. The sun itself – something we often take for granted, since it’s out there all the time – has been a source of myth, magic and legend for thousands of years.

Read more….

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MBG: Ready For The Full Moon? Here’s What Each Sign Needs To Know, From An Astrologer

We’ve got a full moon headed our way this Tuesday, June 14 at 7:52 am EDT, and it’s going to fall under the sign of Sagittarius. This moon, like all full moons, will affect us all differently depending on our chart, so here’s what each sign should know, according to astrologer Molly Pennington, Ph.D. (Be sure to check your sun and rising sign!)

Read more….

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Simple and Homemade Herbal Bread Recipe | Simple Everyday Magick/ The Green Witch

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Exemplore: Bird Symbolism, Spiritual Meanings, and Omens Explained
LAYNIE HDEC 1, 2020

Birds have become prominent symbols all throughout the world and across various cultures. They are often seen as the supernatural link between Heaven and the living here on Earth. In certain cultures and religions, like those of the Middle East or Asia, birds represent immortality.

Read more….

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Treehugger: How Dandelions ‘Decide’ to Spread Their Seeds
It’s based on how they measure humidity.

Every kid loves dandelions. Blow on the puffy white head and seeds fly everywhere.

Dandelion seeds can travel for miles before finally floating down and settling somewhere new.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Meet Libra the Scales, a zodiacal constellation

Look for the constellation Libra the Scales on Northern Hemisphere summer evenings (Southern Hemisphere winter evenings). It’s not the most flamboyant constellation of the zodiac. But its two brightest stars have the best star names: Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali. The names rhyme with Obi-Wan Kenobi of “Star Wars.”

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan:

To Witness the Unseen and Unspoken
JUNE 9, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON

I remember the paper on my beloved’s bedroom wall: The Promise of a Sacred Witness. (Or How to be a Sacred Witness. Something like that.)

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: House of the Rising Sun – Hildegard von Blingin’ & Algal the Bard (Bardcore | Medieval Style)

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Inner Journey:

DON’T AVOID THE VOID

“When we feel stuck, going nowhere — even starting to slip backward — we may actually be backing up to get a running start.”
— Dan Millman

To change, we must go through a transition zone. It’s not easy being in transition. Thoughts, beliefs and habits are all in flux. It can create a sense of groundlessness, of being in a void that can be quite uncomfortable.

When we’re in the void, our first impulse will be to revert to old habits because they feel comfortable. Our goal is to hang in there until the change is complete. Knowing that TRANSITIONS ARE PART OF THE CHANGE PROCESS helps us muster the courage to put up with the discomfort, the uneasiness, the void.

Change requires a letting go of what we’ve always known and done to allow in something new. We need to trust ourselves and higher forces to unfold a new reality for us.

“Every positive change – every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness – involves a rite of passage. Each time to ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation. I have never found an exception.”
— Dan Millman

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A Note from the Universe

What good does it do knowing approximately where the treasure lies, yet never digging? Having a bank account with millions in it, but never writing a check? Or discovering the fountain of youth, but never drinking a drop?

You must live the truths you discover, break your old rules, defy logic, be the change. Dig, write the check, and drink eternally, one little step after another.

There’s no other way,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Summer Drink Recipes
Looking for summer drinks? Browse more than 350 recipes for lemonade, iced tea, slushies, fruit punches, frozen cocktails, sangrias, and infused waters.

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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: WaterIncense: 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
June 13, 2022

Present
“No mind is much employed upon the present: recollection and anticipation fill up almost all our moments.”

-Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)


Most of the time, the way our minds work, we’re either thinking about something that happened in the past, or thinking about something that is going to happen in the future. Meanwhile, we’re missing the present moment, the here and now. We’re taking away from the juy that exists only in present moment awareness. It’s almost like we need a little alarm to keep us awake. I saw this watch with a great reminder written right on the face: ONE – Only Now Exists!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Devil

Tastes, smells, and all things tactile may preoccupy you today and distract you from thinking clearly about whatever is in front of you. It could be hard to refrain from unconscious flirting or making comments that are easily taken the wrong way. Be aware of your actions and do what you can to not offend nor attract people whom you’d rather avoid.

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 June 6, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 6, 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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June Quotes

“The air is like a butterfly
With frail blue wings.
The happy earth looks at the sky
And sings.”

Joyce Kilmer, Spring

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spiritual Unite: JUNIPER TREE SYMBOLISM – PURIFICATION AND HEALING
Susan Brunton

The natural world has long held much symbolism for people from every culture and tradition.

The Juniper tree appears in many European cultures, particularly in English, Scandinavian and Icelandic traditions.

Read more….

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Cryolite – The Crystal of Surrender

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Spirituality & Health: 5 Ways to Practice Body Neutrality as You Age
BY CAROLINE L. YOUNG


Let go of the pressure to love your body. As you age, body neutrality helps you see your body as a resource whose value is constant.

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Learn Religions: Celebrate Litha With Summer Solstice Recipes

By Patti Wigington
Updated on April 03, 2019


Litha is the celebration of the summer solstice—and what’s a Sabbat without food? Take advantage of the summer crops of fruit and vegetables, and prepare a simple and delicious feast for your Midsummer gatherings.

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope For June 6-12, 2022 From The AstroTwins

Word to the wise: Expect the unexpected in the romance department this week! Here’s your horoscope from the AstroTwins.

Better done than perfect? Those are infamous last words under the exacting beams of the waxing quarter moon in Virgo this Tuesday, June 7.

Read more….

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How a Green Witch Profiles Herbs || My Materia Medica Entries

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Exploring the Beauty Along the World’s Coasts
Photographer offers collection of water images and stories.

From tiny lakes and hidden coves to huge oceans and surging rivers, water is ever changing and fascinating.

Photographer and author Emily Nathan has always been intrigued by water and the environment surrounding it

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Helioconjunction of Jupiter and Neptune

Jupiter goes around the sun in just under 12 years. This is its sidereal period, the period in relation to the stars, or space in general. But when it comes around to where it last overtook Neptune, the much more distant planet has moved slowly on. So Jupiter overtakes Neptune about 8.5 months later. The last heliocentric conjunction of these two planets was September 19, 2009, the next one will be February 18, 2035.

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Patheos-Pagan: Not All Magick is Loud
JUNE 5, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON

I wanted to be loud.

Loud enough that no one could ignore me. Loud enough so that everyone would turn. Loud enough to not be forgotten.

(Louder than others.)

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Pagan Playlist: OMNIA (Official) – The Sheenearlahi Set

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Inner Journey:

ALL IS MIND

“I want to know the thoughts of God; the rest are details.”
— Albert Einstein

Everything — absolutely everything — that happens in our lives has a spiritual cause. Events on all other levels — mental, emotional and physical — are only effects.

When we are struggling with any challenge, whether it be ill health, a lack of money, a lost job, relationships, an accident, whatever — we need to look for the spiritual learning. We can ask ourselves, “What quality does my soul want me to live more fully?”

“If you start to think the problem is ‘out there,’ stop yourself. That thought is the problem.”
— Stephen Covey

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A Note from the Universe

Bees can fly 12 miles without getting lost. Albatrosses, 25,000 miles. And flying insects, without eyes, have no trouble whatsoever finding their “soul mates.”

Imagine what I can do for you when you listen to the voice within.

Buzz,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 10 Speedy Slushies for Lazy Summer Parties

These quick blend slushie recipes are each ready for sippin’ in 10 minutes or less. There’s no messing around making syrups, or using shakers or ice-cream makers.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth


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

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
June 6 , 2022

Dreams
“Within each one of us there is another whom we do not know. He speaks to us in dreams and tells us how differently he sees us from how we see ourselves. When, therefore, we find ourselves in a difficult situation, to which there is no solution, he can sometimes kindle a light that radically alters our attitude, the very attitude that led us into the difficult situation.”

-Carl G. Jung (1875-1961)


This “another whom we do not know” is indeed our Higher Self, or God, or Spirit, or whatever we each may want to call that Divine energy within. Yet as we work on our spiritual growth, the point is to get to know this “another” and by doing so to understand that there really is no separation between us! We come to realize who we really are.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 30, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 30, 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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May Quotes

“The trees are coming into leaf
Like something almost being said;
The recent buds relax and spread,
Their greenness is a kind of grief.

Is it that they are born again
And we grow old? No, they die too,
Their yearly trick of looking new
Is written down in rings of grain.

Yet still the unresting castles thresh
In fullgrown thickness every May.
Last year is dead, they seem to say,
Begin afresh, afresh, afresh.”

Philip Larkin, The Trees

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Magick Chamomile Sweet Rolls || Anti-Anxiety Spell)

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Learn Religions: Create an Elemental Garden for Litha

By Patti Wigington
Updated on September 25, 2019


If you’re a Pagan who’s into gardening, you might want to consider planting an elemental garden. The four classical elements are often associated with Pagan and Wiccan spirituality, so why not incorporate them into your gardening?

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope For May 30–June 5, 2022, From The AstroTwins

The spirit of cooperation is in the air this week. Here’s what to know, according to the AstroTwins.

Kindred spirits come out of the woodwork this Monday, May 30, as the year’s only new moon in Gemini sparks synergies.

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Thought For The Day

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Elephant Journal: New Moon in Gemini: Tapping into the Beginner’s Mind. {May 30, 2022}

On May 30th, we are blessed with a new beginning in the sign of Gemini as we welcome the first New Moon following a heavy eclipse season.

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Treehugger: 15 Lovely Types of Lilies for Your Garden
Transform your yard into a floral-scented paradise.

Perhaps the most recognizable garden flowers, lilies are gorgeous summer-blooming perennials that bring color, texture, and fragrance to any garden. Lilies grow from bulbs into six-petaled flowers of various sizes and shapes atop one- to eight-foot-tall stems.

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EarthSky News: Will the Tau Herculid meteors produce a storm?

Predicted peak: Studies by teams of meteor experts suggest the peak of the shower will come at 5 UTC on May 31 (1 a.m. EDT on May 31).

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Patheos-Pagan: Shining a Light on Summer Solstice
MAY 28, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON

I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it: I love summer.

The longer light days, the warmer temperatures, the magick of being outside in a blue sky and blooming things (achoo): this excites me.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Enchanted Forest Music & Mystical Vocals ✦ Ethereal Fantasy Music ✦ 528 hz ✦ Path To The Elven Lands

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Inner Journey:

BALANCE MATERIAL AND SPIRITUAL

“What is [the role of money] in the search for meaning? Is our relationship to it one of the chief factors that keeps us in our prison, or could it also be a tool for breaking out, for awakening to a life filled with intensity of purpose?”
— Jacob Needleman

Our personality has a need for security. As a human in a material world, we need money to survive. If we don’t have enough for basics, our lives cannot function. At the same time, with too much emphasis on the material, we lose the spiritual awareness that brings meaning and fulfillment. The key lies in the balance.

What draws most of your attention, time and energy: spiritual growth or money? Reflect on (or better yet, journal on) the balance or lack of balance of these two in your life.

“Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.”
— Henry David Thoreau

“View money and things not as something you create to fill a lack, but as tools to help you more fully express yourself and realize your potential.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

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A Note from the Universe

Never compromise a dream.

Do what you must. The fears, beasts, and mountains before you are part of the plan; stepping-stones to a promised land; to a time and place that is so much closer than even you suspect.

Don’t let your eyes deceive for even as you read these words, your ship swiftly approaches.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 10 Creamy Pasta Salads for Summer

Pasta salads are a cinch to make and a great choice for big-batch, make-ahead meals. Add your choice of proteins and other add-ins, and you’ve got a satisfying main dish.

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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
May 30, 2022

Connection


“Path presupposes distance;
If he be near, thou needest no path at all.
Verily, it makes one smile
To hear of a fish in water needing a drink.”

-Kabir


We’re all on this spiritual path, right? And where is it leading to?
Back to our Selves! Somewhere on our journey we’ll realize that we don’t have to go anywhere or do anything to find God. God is not hiding from us! The Divine Presence is right here, where we are. Now and always

-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 May 16, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 16, 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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May Quotes

Cluster of bugle blue eggs thin
Forms and warms the life within,
And bird and blossom swell
In sod or sheath or shell.”

Gerard Manly Hopkins, The May Magnificant, 1888

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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My Most Used Herbal Allies & Their Associations/ Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Spirituality & Health: Soothing Anxiety by Balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra
BY ANNIKA PANOTZKI


The solar plexus chakra is key when it comes to anxiety. Discover how to bring balance to this chakra.

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Learn Religions: Full Moon Incense

By Patti Wigington
Published on March 11, 2019


During the different phases of the moon, you may wish to perform rituals or spells based upon your magical needs. While incense isn’t mandatory for a good ritual, it certainly can help to set the mood.

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MBG: What To Know About The Upcoming Full Moon Eclipse, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

We’ve got a full moon in Scorpio coming our way, and it happens to be accompanied by a total lunar eclipse. Depending on your sun (and rising) sign, this moon can impact you in different ways—here’s what to know.

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Today’s DIY: Money Draw Spell Candle Recipe – Candle Magic – Color Magic – Witchcraft – Magical Crafting

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: 12 Unbelievable Submerged and Underwater Forests Around the World

Submerged and underwater forests are those whose trees have been drowned due to rising sea levels and preserved thanks to cold water temperatures.

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EarthSky News: Virgo the Maiden in spring skies

The constellation of Virgo the Maiden
Virgo the Maiden rises high above the southern horizon in the Northern Hemisphere on May evenings. This is the best time of year to view the largest constellation of the zodiac. Virgo is also the 2nd-largest constellation overall, after Hydra. Thanks to its brightest star, Spica, there’s an easy trick to finding this constellation.

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Patheos-Pagan: Navigating Eclipse Season
MAY 13, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON


To do magick during the eclipses or not — seems to be a big question.

I am a person who likes to follow my gut when it comes to spellwork. After all, when I’m aligned, that tends to make things go better.

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Collective Tarot Reading | Full Moon Eclipse in Scorpio

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Inner Journey:

Slow down

“The soul requires duration of time — rich, thick, deep, velvety time — and it thrives on rhythm. Soul can’t be hurried or harried …. We may go through many events in the day and experience nothing because the soul has not had the opportunity to feel them from many different points of view.”
— Robert Sardello

Soul cannot exist when our connections in life remain superficial. An experience of soul requires that we take time to be fully present to the details of our lives.

Explore what happens when you take the time to STOP and PAY ATTENTION. When we choose to slow down and really experience the qualities of our lives, we get a whole new perspective on what living is all about.

“We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.”
— H. G. Wells

“The well of Providence is deep. It’s the buckets we bring to it that are small.”
— Mary Webb

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The instant you have a new dream, the masses are notified.

And every single one of the billions of people alive today who have complementary visions, whether to be your future customer, reader, mentor, fan, lover, partner, agent, golf caddy, or tanning salon operator, all add their power to yours.

After all, you just might be their “lucky break.”

Move boldly,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Muffins

Fresh strawberry muffins.

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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
May 16, 2022

Practice
“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.”

-Mahatma Gandhi


Our spiritual practice has purpose. It helps us to learn and grow and feel our connection with the Divine. And it also helps to lift the spiritual energy of the whole planet! The more people who devote time to spiritual practice, the better off our world will be. So, there are two things we can each do, every day, to help ourselves and each other.
Continue regular spiritual practices. This includes prayer, meditation, reading spiritual works, serving others, and giving of our time and talents.
Encourage others to spend time pursuing their own spiritual practices. This may mean babysitting some youngsters so their mother can spend some time in silence, or sending enlightening e-mails on to friends!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

If you’ve been working hard toward some goal or specific result, you could see victory today. Feel like a winner, project the confidence of a winner, and perhaps behave as though you have already won. Keep your spirits high no matter what happens and be pleased with how many people are happy for you. No matter how huge or trivial, it is still a big step forward.

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 May 2, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 2, 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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May Quotes

“The wind is tossing the lilacs,
The new leaves laugh in the sun,
And the petals fall on the orchard wall,
But for me the spring is done.

Beneath the apple blossoms
I go a wintry way,
For love that smiled in April
Is false to me in May.”

Sara Teasdale, May

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Spirit Library: Affirmations That Work
Owen Waters


Affirmations are used to reprogram the subconscious mind in a desired direction. This helps to empower you to move through emotional blockages which may be limiting your opportunities to experience life to the fullest.

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Chaotic Witch Aunt: My Daily Personal Practices

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Spirituality & Health: EVERGREEN TREE SYMBOLISM – THRIVING THROUGH HARDSHIP
Susan Brunton

There are two broad types of trees: deciduous and evergreen.

By far the most common is deciduous, which covers all trees that lose their leaves (or other foliage) for at least part of the year.

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Learn Religions: Dandelion Magic and FolkloreBy Patti Wigington
Published on March 11, 2019


Every spring, we often see our yards suddenly blanketed with dots of bright sunny yellow flowers. Although many suburban homeowners see dandelions as the bane of their existence, and spend significant amounts of money trying to eradicate them from sight, the fact is that dandelions have a long and rich folkloric history

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MBG: Your Horoscope For The First Week Of May Is Jam-Packed: What Astrologers Predict

A few oddball mashups could leave you feeling hot and cold this week. Here’s what astrologers want you to know.

Get ready for a blast of blazing heat this Monday, May 2, as vixen Venus vaults into Aries, igniting a passionate spring awakening!

Read more….

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from The Witch of Wanderlust: Crafting a Hidden Spell in a Candle

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: The Science of Plant Sunburn: How to Keep Your Plants From Burning Out
Knowing the causes of plant sunburn will help you better protect your plants.

In a world that’s getting hotter and experiencing stronger droughts and heatwaves, sunburn is becoming an increasing threat to the well-being of plants.1 Whether indoors or outdoors, sunburn can be fatal to plants, and it’s easy to mistake it for something else.

Read more….

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

Especially since April’s Lyrids were drowned in moonlight in 2022, many will watch the Eta Aquariids this year.

When to watch: Especially try the mornings of May 4, 5 and 6, 2022, in the hours before dawn. Why before dawn? See “Radiant” below. The American Meteor Society is listing 4 UTC on May 5 as the shower’s predicted* peak time. But times vary between different experts. And the peak of this shower stretches out over several days. So you can expect elevated numbers of meteors a few days before and after the peak time.

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Patheos-Pagan: Smoking Out The Pagan Gatekeepers
APRIL 28, 2022 BY TOM SWISS


The gods call whom they will, and don’t need any humans setting limits on them. The idea of a “closed practice” is entirely a human invention.

In some of my recent internet interactions, I’ve noticed a troubling pattern of young people feeling that they need to ask permission to be Pagan.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: AFRICAN DRUM MUSIC • Tribal Beats • Shaman Dance • Unleash your Primal Self

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Inner Journey: Open to the new

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
— Alvin Toffler

How willing are you to learn something new? How open are you to new perspectives?

When we are open, we are willing to move to places we’ve never been before. We are willing to continually review our belief systems so we can test out new ideas.

Be open to seeing things:

from another’s point of view,

from a higher and more inclusive perspective

with a beginner’s attitude of wonder.

“I am always in quest of being open to what the universe will bring me.”
— Jill Bolte Taylor

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Here’s what I ask folks who aspire to being fabulously wealthy:

“Couldn’t you just pretend you’re a multi-multi-millionaire?

“You know, right after you’re done pretending you’re not?”

O-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-u-h…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 11 Easy Hashbrown Casseroles for Potato Lovers

You can’t go wrong with a good hashbrown casserole. Serve it as a make-ahead breakfast casserole that will feed the whole family, or as a restaurant-worthy side dish for ham. Each of these hashbrown casseroles is ready in about an hour and requires minimal prep work.

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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
May 2, 2022

Optimism
“You ain’t heard nothin’ yet.”

-Al Jolson (1886-1950) His signature line.


What is ahead for us? We don’t know for sure, but we do know there is still a lot to be experienced. We can look forward with optimism. Studies have shown that optimists live longer, healthier, happier lives. We can choose to see the glass as half-full, and as wholly satisfying. Think today’s going to be a good day? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

Your emotions and instincts are working overtime today and this can distract you from doing the simplest of things. Whatever difficulties you encounter today – and they should be small ones – you will create more problems for yourself by being too psychically overactive. If someone is preoccupied with you and wishing you to have a rough day, you’ll know it but maybe not know who it is.

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 April 25, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 25, 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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April Quotes

“In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.”

  • Mark Twain

gardendigest.com

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April 2022 Events

April 1 April Fools Day/ New Moon at 11: 24 pm PST/ 12:24 am MST/ 2:24 am EST

April 15 Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins

April 16 Full Wind Moon at 11:55 am PST/ 12:55 pm MST/ 2:55 pm EST

April 17 Easter

April 19 Sun enters Taurus

April 22 Earth Day

April 30 Solar Eclipse 4:28 pm EST

May 1 Beltane / May Day

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Spirit Library: The Good News About Karma
Owen Waters


Karma is very different from what most people think it is. There is no mysterious accountant in the sky keeping track of your karmic balance. The Law of Karma is created by a combination of two of the three underlying primary universal laws of Creation.

Read more….

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Beltane | How to celebrate Walpurgisnacht | Ideas, Traditions & Rituals

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New Age Hipster: Goddess Lakshmi & Prosperity Consciousness

Prosperity now! Stay in gratitude for all you have, no matter how much. Remember that prosperity is not a number; it is a state of being.”

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Setting Up Your Beltane Altar

By Patti Wigington
Updated on April 25, 2019


It’s Beltane, the Sabbat where many Pagans choose to celebrate the fertility of the earth. This spring celebration is all about new life, fire, passion, and rebirth, so there are all kinds of creative ways you can set up for the season.

Read more….

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MBG: All Of Your Sodalite Questions Answered: Benefits, How To Use It & More

From obsidian for protection to rose quartz for love, there’s a crystal for just about everything. And if you’re looking for a stone to support both your communication skills and your intuition, look no further than sodalite. Here’s everything to know about this crystal and how to work with it.

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: 10 Ecosystem Engineers That Create New Habitats
Ecosystem engineers create conditions for other species to thrive in.

Ecosystem engineers are species that create, destroy, modify, or maintain habitats in significant ways. These uniquely productive animals create conditions for other species to benefit from, such as adequate shelter or food sources.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Partial solar eclipse of April 30, 2022

Partial solar eclipse
The partial solar eclipse of April 30, 2022 is visible from the southeast Pacific and southern South America.

When and where to watch: The April 30, 2022, partial solar eclipse starts in the far southeastern Pacific near the coast of Antarctica at 18:45 UTC. The deepest part of the eclipse is almost due south of the southern tip of South America at 20:41 UTC. The partial eclipse remains visible for the last location along its narrow path until 22:37 UTC.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Incense Bowl: The Easiest Way to Burn Herbs
APRIL 15, 2021 BY ASTREA TAYLOR

When I first started burning incense as a teenager, I used incense sticks, cones, and matches. I liked them alright, but what I really wanted was a pure experience with a plant.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt – Huron ‘Beltane’ Fire Dance

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Inner Journey: THE KEY TO CREATIVITY

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
— Albert Einstein

Do you know the key to creativity?

It rhymes with weed. It produces the oak tree. We often eat it or grind it up for flour. It can mean cause or origination. You guessed it. It is SEED.

Our minds love to associate one thing to another. But as we get stuck in very fixed patterns of thinking, we think of fewer and fewer connections. We are ruled by habits, associations and automatic responses. So we must stimulate our thinking with lots ofdifferent seeds to chart new paths in our brains.

“Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.”
— Napoleon Hill

“Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store and fashion in an airport.”
— Robert Wieder

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Have you noticed? I mean, isn’t your entire life proof?

One day you’re scrimping, the next you’re in the money.

One day you’re lonely, the next you have friends.

Lost, then found. Ill, then well. Low, then high.

And with hindsight, it becomes ever so clear that the only thing that ever really changed was your thinking.

You so have this –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Minnesota Broccoli Salad

No bacon, no fruit, no seeds: this broccoli salad, adapted from a recipe in a newspaper clipping from 1980, combines potato salad flavors–hard-cooked eggs, dill, celery seed, mayo–with crisp fresh broccoli.

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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
April 25, 2022

Peace
“Love is not a doctrine. Peace is not an international agreement. Love and Peace are beings who live as possibilities in us.”

-Mary Caroline Richards, (Centering, 1964)


This time of year, and particularly this year, I find myself thinking more about peace, and about peace on earth. If we are correct, and it all begins with each of us, then it is more important than ever to find peace within ourselves. We all know how to find that peace through our spiritual practices. So, practice, practice, practice! And then bring that beautiful peace out into the world where it is so needed.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

Things may not be going the way you like, but this is no time to give up. Whatever went wrong yesterday or last year is no excuse to stop trying to make things right. Be honest with yourself and do what you can to at least not make matters worse. There’s nothing that can’t be forgiven, repaired or replaced. Keep the faith and keep going.

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 April 18, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 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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April Quotes

“Every spring is the only spring – a perpetual astonishment.”

Ellis Peters

gardendigest.com

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April 2022 Events

April 1 April Fools Day/ New Moon at 11: 24 pm PST/ 12:24 am MST/ 2:24 am EST

April 15 Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins

April 16 Full Wind Moon at 11:55 am PST/ 12:55 pm MST/ 2:55 pm EST

April 17 Easter

April 19 Sun enters Taurus

April 22 Earth Day

April 30 Solar Eclipse 4:28 pm EST

May 1 Beltane / May Day

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Spirit Library: Weekly Forecast: April 17 – 23, 2022
Kelly M. Beard

4/17 ~ Mercury (thoughts) ~sextile~ Venus (art & beauty):

This is a great opportunity to beautify your ideas, improve or deepen them so they are expressing more of your unique authenticity. Communication in relationships usually goes well under this influence.

Read more….

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Spell Walkthrough: Witch Bottle – Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Spirituality & Health: Breathwork for the Sensual Self
BY ALENA HENNESSY


Sensuality is an intimacy with one’s core being and desires. When we practice breathwork, we arouse and express our sensual self

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Crafts for the Beltane Sabbat

By Patti Wigington
Updated on March 23, 2019


April’s showers have given way to rich and fertile earth, and as the land greens, there are few celebrations as representative of fertility as Beltane. Observed on May 1st (or October 31-November 1 for our Southern Hemisphere readers)

Read more….

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

Each month has its designated birthstone (along with a birth month flower), and April’s is none other than the diamond. Here’s what to know about this highly sought-after gemstone, from its spiritual significance to how to care for it, according to a crystal expert.

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Today’s DIY: [Ohuhu] I made viola buttons from shrink plastic. Metallic pen for accent! [Resin]

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Elephant Journal: The One Trick Every Lucid Dreamer Should Know. ~ Nick Atlas

As a dream researcher and avid astral explorer of more than a decade, people often write to me seeking advice about their lucid experiences.
In a recent email, for example, my friend J. said that one night he became lucid and began to fly.

Suddenly, he remembered a conversation we’d had about dream yoga.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Repurposed Mascara Wands Help Orphaned Wildlife
Earth Day “wandraiser” is collecting used wands to help rehab groups.

When tiny turtles, baby birds, or itsy opossums are rescued, they often need a lot of specialized care. They can have fly eggs, larvae, and other pests in their fur and on their skin and it can be painstaking work to remove them.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Daytime moon is up after sunrise now

This month’s full moon came on the night of April 16, 2022. By April 17, the moon is in a waning gibbous phase, rising later and later on each successive night. For those at temperate latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere, there’s an especially long time between moonrises on successive evenings around now. The April 17 moon will rise more than an hour after sunset. The April 18 moon will rise roughly two to three hours after sunset.

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Patheos-Pagan: The One Where I Review Books on Magick & Mystery
APRIL 15, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON


I’ve been meaning to do these book reviews.

Really. I’ve had a pile of books sitting on my desk (well, under my desk) for a while.

And I have a few more that are on the way.

I’m glad I got the chance to review these as they shifted some things that needed shifting. And reminded me to go back to my why.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Gwydion

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Inner Journey:

PERFECTIONISM

“We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others, but we cannot accept and love ourselves. The more self-love we have, the less we will experience self-abuse. Self-abuse comes from self-rejection, and self-rejection comes from having an image of what it means to be perfect and never measuring up to that ideal. Our image of perfection is the reason we reject ourselves the way we are, and why we don’t accept others the way they are.”
— Don Miguel Ruiz

“The maxim ‘Nothing but perfection’ may be spelled ‘Paralysis.'”
— Winston Churchill

“After enough mirror gazing, we all develop our ‘cosmic sense of humor.’ We no longer try to be perfect, or try to get all our work done in time. We become content with whatever life brings. Just to deal with what comes up without crucifying ourselves or others is enough of a challenge.”
— Paul Ferrini

“Good enough never is.”
— Debbi Fields

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Here’s how to view every decision you’ve ever made It was right.

Here’s how to view every path you’ve ever chosen: It was perfect.

Here’s how to view every trend, friend, and dance you’ve ever moved with: You were amazing.

And here’s how to view the fact that you even exist at all: “I” was totally on fire.

Ts-s-s-s-s!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Rich and Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin

These are the easiest, creamiest potatoes au gratin I have ever had… YUM!

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

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Daily Wisdom
April 18, 2022

Work
“I believe in hard work. It keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and the spirit.”

-Helena Rubinstein


Helena Rubinstein is the famous cosmetics mogul. She is a great example of a businesswoman ahead of her time! It is obvious that she enjoyed her profession and was very successful with it. It is true that doing work that we love helps to keep us young and feeling good about ourselves.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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 April 11, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 11, 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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April Quotes

“The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again.”
–  Mathilde Blind, April Rain 

gardendigest.com

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April 2022 Events

April 1 April Fools Day/ New Moon at 11: 24 pm PST/ 12:24 am MST/ 2:24 am EST

April 15 Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins

April 16 Full Wind Moon at 11:55 am PST/ 12:55 pm MST/ 2:55 pm EST

April 17 Easter

April 19 Sun enters Taurus

April 22 Earth Day

April 30 Solar Eclipse 4:28 pm EST

May 1 Beltane / May Day

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Spirit Library:

Remember to Be Kind to Yourself
David R. Hamilton PhD

There’s plenty that can be said about the importance and the benefit of being kind to people. I’ve certainly said plenty.

But let’s also remember to be kind to ourselves.

Read more….

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Honoring & Working with Ancestors || Pagan Happy Hour

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Spirituality & Health: 18 Ways The Universe Sends You Messages

We all know that the universe sends us messages every day. Some people call them signs, and some people just think they’re coincidences.

We all know that the universe sends us messages every day. Some people call them signs, and some people just think they’re coincidences.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Beltane History – Celebrating May Day

By Patti Wigington
Updated on February 03, 2020


Beltane kicks off the merry month of May, and has a long history. This fire festival is celebrated on May 1 in the northern hemisphere (and at the end of October below the equator) with bonfires, Maypoles, dancing, and lots of good old fashioned sexual energy.

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MBG: Tuesday Will Bring An Astrological Transit 100s Of Years In The Making

Rainbows and unicorns! Magic is in the air this week, according to the AstroTwins. Here’s your horoscope.

On Tuesday, jovial Jupiter unites with dreamweaver Neptune.
This is their first conjunction in 13 years—and their first meetup in Pisces (the sign they co-rule) since 1856!

Read more….

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Mountain Rose Herbs: How to Make Herbal Salt Blends + 4 Recipes

It is mighty cliché to start a health and wellness blog with a Hippocrates quote, but I am willing to sacrifice originality for truth. The old adage “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” is still worthy of repeating some 2,400 years after it was first uttered and despite centuries of medical and health advances

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Why does the moon seem to follow me?

Why does the moon seem to follow me?
Have you noticed, especially when you’re in a car, that the moon seems to follow you? The reason is that the moon is so distant compared to earthly objects around you. You see buildings and people and farm fields whizz by, but you never outpace the moon. It appears to follow along on your journey.

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Patheos-Pagan: Wild Magic
APRIL 10, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


Every time I start to narrow my practice down to something more manageable, I find myself presented with something new. Or in this case, with something very, very old.

Not in an “ooh, shiny!” sense, but in a sense of “this, too, is part of who you are.”

Read more….

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Inner Journey: OPEN TO TRUST

“When I grip the wheel too tight, I find I lose control.”
— Steve Rapson

WE SEEK TO CONTROL OUR LIVES WHEN WE DO NOT TRUST, WHEN WE DO NOT LOVE. Our ego, perceiving itself to be vulnerable and insecure, uses control in an effort to protect itself.

At the root of our need to control, we find FEAR. It may be fear of the unknown. Fear of not coping. Fear of loss. Or possibly even fear of looking stupid. And as our efforts to control other people and events invariably fail, our fear increases.

Trust, on the other hand, is a quality of the soul. While control is a tool of the mind, TRUST AND FAITH ARE ASPECTS OF THE HEART. Trust comes with the deep knowing that we are spiritual beings in physical bodies. When we trust enough in life to give upour need to control, we can relax and open to the flow of energy in our lives. This brings peace of mind.

“The only real security in life lies in relishing life’s insecurity.”
— M. Scott Peck

“Do not abandon trust when your ego thinks things should be different than they are.”
— Wayne Dyer

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The best shortcut of all to the life of your dreams, is knowing that you’ve already arrived.

Because you have.

Greased lightning,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Decadent Acorn Squash Stuffed with Walnuts & Sage. {Recipe}

Dear Squash Lovers,
I have for you the yummiest, most decadent make-ahead squash recipe of all time! With just a few ingredients, you can transform the lowly, inexpensive acorn squash into a company worthy masterpiece!

Without further ado, I give you…

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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
April 11, 2022

Kindness
“Only kindness matters. We are God’s hands.”

-Jewel


Ask anyone what they value most in a person, what they remember most about a person, and chances are that they will say ‘kindness.’ Kindness always makes such a positive and lasting impression! Why is that? Is it because we encounter it all too rarely these days? Being kind is such a simple gesture, yet it is one that is often disregarded. Let’s make an effort today to recognize kindness in others, and to express kindness ourselves

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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 28, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 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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February Quotes

“In the bleak midwinter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood had as iron,
Water like a stone,
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter,
Long ago.”

  • Christina Rossetti

endigest.com

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February Events

Jan 31/ Feb 1 New Moon 9:46 pm PST/ 10:46 pmMST/ 12:46 am EST

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc

Feb 3. Mercury Goes Direct!

Feb 14. Valentines Day

Feb 16 Full “Quickening” Moon 8:56 am PST/ 9:56 am MST/ 11:56 am EST

Feb 18 Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins

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Spirit Library: Why Animals Are Good for Your Health
David R. Hamilton PhD


I have a new family member – a 14-week-old puppy named, Daisy. In the spirit of how much she has added to my life already, I thought I’d share some health insights and scientific research on how animals benefit our mental and physical health.

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Witch N The Working: EP70 The Book of Shadows

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The Pagan Library: Brilliance of Flowers SavannahSkye

These are my words celebrating the brilliance of flowers
For they true contain beauty bestowed by nature’s powers

The petals of dahlia are traced with burnt red edges
Filled in with a brilliant yellow as bright as the sun
To cheer up your surrounding colored space

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Celebrating Ostara, the Spring Equinox By Patti Wigington

With the arrival of March comes the promise of spring—the month is said to roar in like a lion, and if we’re really lucky, roll out like a lamb. Meanwhile, on or around the 21st of the month, we have Ostara to celebrate

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MBG: The Luckiest Astrology Day Of The Year Is Coming: Here’s What To Know

Ready for what will perhaps be the luckiest Saturday of the year (astrologically speaking, anyway)? The AstroTwins break down what to expect in the week ahead.

The floodgates of fantasy open this Wednesday, March 2, as the year’s only new moon in Pisces tunes in to the imagination station

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Ostara Crafts/ Heart of the Witchs Path

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Spiritual Unite: DREAMS ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO LEAVE A PLACE
Susan Brunton


If you had a dream about not being able to leave a place, then it means you are trapped in some aspect of your life.

Read more….

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Treehugger: How to Grow Gorgeous Sunflowers: Plant Care Tips

Sunflowers have a way of making gardens brighter and happier. They make beautiful and summery cut flowers for vases and bouquets. Sunflowers are also an excellent source of food for the wildlife in your area.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Planets and the moon, February 27 (and 28) mornings

Planets and the moon
Early risers have the advantage in planet-observing in late February, 2022, with some beautiful views in the east before sunrise. On February 27, shining Venus, faint Mars and a crescent moon will stand top-to-bottom in a nearly vertical line in the sunrise direction.

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Patheos-Pagan: When Witchcraft Doesn’t Work
FEBRUARY 24, 2022 BY BADER SAAB


Today was a rough day for my family. There was a lot of bad news, a lot of fear, anxiety, stress, and many similar things. I spent last night and today’s morning praying,

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Forest Music – Forest Folk

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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

You can always tell an old soul by how indifferent they are to setbacks.

Or, at least to what others would call setbacks.

Almost like nothing happened.

Crazy like an old soul,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Casserole

This warm, sweet cinnamon roll casserole is a great twist on French toast, kind of like a French toast casserole and custard mixed. We have it every Christmas morning. Serve with whipped cream and either blackberry or strawberry preserves.

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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
February 28, 2022

Home
“The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it. There is no event greater in life than the appearance of new persons about our hearth, except it be the progress of the character which draws them.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


People come and go from our lives. And as we change and grow spiritually, we begin to notice that we draw people to us for special reasons. Maybe we have something to offer a friend that no one else can. Maybe a friend has a gift, or a lesson, for us that we wouldn’t have found on our own. There are no coincidences. It’s all part of our journey to experience these people and events at just the time when we are supposed to. Welcome them!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Save those creative, foot-loose and fancy-free activities for another day and focus on the nuts and bolts. If you’ve been putting off doing something necessary but not fun, knock it out now and then feel accomplished when finished. You can earn a lot of regard and admiration for this. You won’t be allowed to keep too low a profile, so just step up and do what’s important for today. You should encounter no resistance.

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 14, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 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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February Quotes

“Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.”

  • Pietro Aretino

gardendigest.com

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February Events

Jan 31/ Feb 1 New Moon 9:46 pm PST/ 10:46 pmMST/ 12:46 am EST

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc

Feb 3. Mercury Goes Direct!

Feb 14. Valentines Day

Feb 16 Full “Quickening” Moon 8:56 am PST/ 9:56 am MST/ 11:56 am EST

Feb 18 Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins

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Spirit Library: Physical Transmutation
Kate Spreckley


This February our journey of awakening, healing and growth is dramatically accelerated by the activation of the 2222 gateway. There are four points of activation this month with the second being today the 11th.

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The Enchanting Fairies of Celtic Lore | Monstrum

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Spirituality & Health: 4 Ways to Tell a Good Story
BY CELIA ALARIO

As Valentine’s Day approaches and we begin looking around for a way to show our loved ones how much they mean to us, it’s a great time to reflect on the precious gift that is storytelling.

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Spiritual Unite: HOW TO RECOGNIZE AN EARTH ANGEL: THE 15 SIGNS
Susan Brunton

Are you someone who is always there for others, always lending a listening ear or helping out in a time of need?

If you recognize the beauty in people and life, you may be an earth angel.

Read more….

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MBG: Astrologers Are Predicting A Steamy Valentine’s Week: Here’s Your Horoscope

Love is in the air! Here, the AstroTwins break down what the stars have in store for us this Valentine’s Day and beyond.

The moon will be in Leo by evening this Monday, February 14, getting people into a passionate place.

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Intro to Spellcrafting/ Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Elephant Journal: Valentine’s Week & Full Moon: 5 Emotions to Pay Attention To. {February 16}

There is a Full Moon this Wednesday, February 16.
It’s astrologically in the sign of Leo. Traditionally known as the Snow Moon, some believe it comes with a sense of renewal. Venus and Mars will also have a rare meeting this weekend. As Jamie Carter, Senior Contributor of Forbes, explains,

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Treehugger: Master Falconer Gives Birds Second Chances
One of the few Black master falconers in the U.S., Rodney Stotts feels a connection to raptors with their independence and power.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon still moving through Winter Circle

The Gemini twins are triplets on February 13
In recent nights, the waxing moon has been moving inside a large circular star pattern on the sky’s dome, known as the Winter Circle (or Winter Hexagon). It’s not one of the 88 official constellations. It’s a very large and noticeable pattern of stars, an asterism, spreading across much of the evening sky at this time of year.

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Patheos-Pagan: Reading for the soul mate: a quirky take

I have to admit that all illumination amuses me, especially when it lacks something obvious. You’d think that this leads to a contradiction, insofar as when something is illuminated it’s not also opaque or lacking in clarity,

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Pagan Playlist: Osi And The Jupiter — Uthuling Hyl [Full Album]

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Inner Journey:

THE FACE IN THE MIRROR

“Our inability to see beauty doesn’t suggest in the slightest that beauty is not there. Rather, it suggests that we are not looking carefully enough or with broad enough perspective to see the beauty.”
— Rabbi Harold Kushner

Who are you? You can gaze at your reflection in a mirror but you’re not likely to see your true likeness. You are beautiful, unique, perfect. Do you see that?

The world needs you to see how whole and complete you are — now. Can you begin to own your divinity? The world needs you to know who you really are so you can be the mirror for others.

“The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing.”
— John Muir

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You deserve all the love in the world.

Done.

Helps to have connections,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Simple Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Simple chocolate-covered strawberries, great for any occasion.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

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Daily Wisdom
February 14, 2022

Excellence
“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.”

-Pearl S. Buck (1964)


When we enjoy doing something, we put our heart into it, and it shows. What we enjoy doing, we do well, we can’t help it. And by the same token, what we do well brings us joy! We are rewarded for a job well done by feeling good about it.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

It might be a busy day, but try to make some time for yourself. Any time you spend meditating or settling your mind will be time well spent. It doesn’t have to be spent sitting around and being idle all day. Staring pensively into that cup of tea for a few moments can be equally beneficial. Calm your mind, and your heart, and make it an at-peace 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/