Cat’s Morning Bits for January 10, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 10, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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January Quotes

“It snowed and snowed, the whole world over,
Snow swept the world from end to end.
A candle burned on the table;
A candle burned.”

  • Boris Pasternak, Dr. Zhivago

gardendigest.com

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January Events

Jan 1, 2022, Happy New Year!

Jan 2 New Moon at 10:33 am PST/ 11:33 am MST /1:33 pm EST

Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 14 Mercury goes Retrograde until February 3

Jan 17 Full Wolf Moon at 3:48 pm  PST /4:48 pm MST/6:48 pm EST

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spirit Library: Resolution & Closure
Kate Spreckley


This is a transitionary time where we are moving away from what is known and further into the unknown. The incoming energies are bringing some deep and profound inner shifts which are inviting us to restructure our lives in ways that are more aligned with our soul. As a result, we are being called to resolve and bring closure to issues that continue to keep us bound to what has been.

Read more….

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Cleansing & Banishing Rituals for the Home || Pagan Happy Hour

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Spiritual Unite: ORANGE LADYBUG SPIRITUAL MEANING

Have you noticed an orange ladybug? Are you wondering what it could mean spiritually?

Maybe there is a hidden message from the Universe here for you?

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Celebrating Imbolc With Kids

Imbolc is a festival of fire and light – it’s one of the cross quarter days – and falls on February 2 in the northern hemisphere (it’ll be on August 1 if you’re one of our readers below the equator). This the time when winter is beginning to wind down, but it’s still cold and snowy; spring is looming around the corner, but isn’t quite here yet. In some magical traditions

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MBG: Why Astrologers Want You To Take Things Extra Slow This Week

Sigh 2022 just started and Mercury is already going retrograde. Here’s how astrologers want you to prepare for the week ahead.

Finding the right balance between pondering an opportunity and pouncing on it won’t be easy this Tuesday, January 11.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Wright At Home: Crafting Brigid’s Doll For Imbolc Season

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Elephant Journal: The Magic in the Liminal in the New Year.

The liminal begins when one thing ends and another is yet to begin.
This in-between space is not passive or blank, even if we might feel like we are floating around in it. Assuming its voidness can have us grasping too soon, outside of Kairos, divine right timing, for the next things to already be in their fruition without erotic pacing.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 10 Facts That Make Isle Royale National Park Unique

Surrounded by Lake Superior in the state of Michigan, Isle Royale National Park is a rugged, remote site that consists of Isle Royale and hundreds of smaller islands adjacent to it. It covers 894 square miles, with 209 square miles of land and 658 square miles of water.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Meet the Crab Nebula, remnant of an exploding star

On July 4, 1054 CE, Chinese astronomers noticed the sudden appearance of a star blazing in the daytime sky. It likely outshone the brightest planet, Venus, and was temporarily the third brightest object in the sky, after the sun and moon. This “guest star” remained visible in daylight for some 23 days. At night it shone near Tianguan – a star we now call Zeta Tauri, in the constellation of the Taurus the Bull – for nearly two years. Then it faded from view. Today, we know it was a supernova.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Shifting: A 2022 Sigil
TOM SWISS

As I was thinking about the new year, the word that came to mind is “shifting”. It’s a word with several meanings useful to the time: to move; to manage to get along or succeed by one’s self; to get along by indirect, expedient, or evasive means; to change; to put somethi

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Pagan Playlist: Nordic/Viking Music – Fólkvangr

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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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

An old soul is always prepared to admit they might be wrong especially when they’re not.

I think.

Older than the moon,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Last Minute Mushrooms

This recipe for a buttery, delicious, mushroom side dish couldn’t be any simpler. It goes well with fish fillets, baked chicken, steak, and just about any other 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
January 10, 2022

Conviction
“Convictions are the mainsprings of action, the driving powers of life. What a man lives are his convictions.”

-Bishop Francis Kelly


I love the word conviction because it is so strong and clear. It’s more than a belief, it’s a knowingness. There’s no room for doubt. Our convictions move us forward.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 20, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 20, 2021

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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December Quotes

“Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul,
With a corncob pipe and a button nose
and two eyes made out of coal.
Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale, they say,
He was made of snow but the children
know how he came to life one day.”

  • Christmas Carol

gardendigest.com

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December Events

Dec. 4 New Moon/Solar Eclipse at 11:43 pm PST/ 12:43 am MST / 2:43 am EDT

Dec. 18 Full Moon at 8:35 pm PST/ 9:35 pm MST/ 11:35 pm EDT

Dec. 19 Venus Retrograde until January 29

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve & Celtic Tree Month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

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Daily Tarot Girl: Tarot Reading for Dec 20 – 26
December 19, 2021
For this week’s reading, I’m using the Modern Love Tarot by Ethony Dawn…


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How to Grow a Deeper Appreciation for the Winter Season | feat. @Eihwaz Initiations

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Spirituality & Health: 20 Go-To Mental Health Mantras for the Season

BY SHANNON KAISER

As you deck the halls, keep these intentional mantras in mind to relieve holiday stress, anxiety, and depression.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Yule Ritual to Welcome Back the Sun

The Longest Night of the Year
The ancients knew that the winter solstice was the longest night of the year — and that meant that the sun was beginning its long journey back towards earth. It was a time of celebration, and for rejoicing in the knowledge that soon, the warm days of spring would return, and the dormant earth would come back to life.

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MBG: Astrologers Say This Week Could Bring Clashes: Here’s When To Tread Lightly

It’s beginning to feel a lot like solstice! Here’s what to expect as we officially head into winter this week, from the AstroTwins.

This Tuesday, December 21, will the shortest day of the year for those living in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Daily Magick Snippets: Magickal Names From Stones

Lapis: (pale mauve/blue to bright blue with gold flecks)

This is another water name and helps promote a cheerful disposition, tranquility and peace.

source:The New Book of Magical Names by Phoenix McFarland

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Treehugger: 10 Reasons Why Grand Teton National Park Is Worth Seeing

Grand Teton National Park spans approximately 310,000 acres across northwest Wyoming and is located just 10 miles south of Yellowstone National Park.

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EarthSky News: Longest days accompany the December solstice

What is a day? You might casually talk about a day as a period of daylight. Or you could measure a day in relationship to the sun or the stars. Astronomers use the term solar day to describe a day relative to the sun.

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Patheos-Pagan: Ring Out Solstice Bees
DECEMBER 18, 2021 BY THUMPER FORGE


It has been a rough month, y’all.

I’d forgotten how demoralizing looking for work can be. I’ve been sending out résumés nonstop and applying for positions left and right, and I keep finding jobs at which I’d excel but are just out of reach:

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Pagan Playlist: Mix – Yule music pagan

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Inner Journey:

STRUGGLING WITH A DECISION?

“You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.”
— Dale Carnegie

My anxiety level spiked the other day as I wrestled with whether to choose option A or option B. I was so afraid of making the wrong choice!

And then I remembered, with deep gratitude, Susan Jeffers’ sage advice: There are no wrong decisions! Whatever we might choose in life will bring valuable experiences if we are open to receive them.

“Lighten up! Whatever happens as a result of your decision, you’ll handle it!”
— Susan Jeffers

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

When you look around at those in the world who flourish, thrive, laugh, and love; those whose lives are filled with friendships, adventure, and abundance… aren’t they, more often than not, first and foremost, the dreamers?

You so have it made,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Sugar Cookies

Quick and easy sugar cookies! They are really good, plain or with candies in them. My friend uses chocolate mints on top, and they’re great!

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


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

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Daily Wisdom
December 20, 2021

Ambition
“The significance of a man is not in what he attains but rather in what he longs to attain.”

-Kahlil Gibran
We can learn a lot about ourselves by looking at our goals and our desires. There’s a reason why we want what we want. And we wouldn’t want it if it weren’t attainable. We learn and grow on the way to our goals.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 13, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 13, 2021

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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December Quotes

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold,
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.”

  • Robert Frost, Nothing Gold Can Stay

gardendigest.com

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December Events

Dec. 4 New Moon/Solar Eclipse at 11:43 pm PST/ 12:43 am MST / 2:43 am EDT

Dec. 18 Full Moon at 8:35 pm PST/ 9:35 pm MST/ 11:35 pm EDT

Dec. 19 Venus Retrograde until January 29

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve & celtic Tree Month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

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Daily Tarot Girl: Tarot Reading for Dec 13 – 19

For this week’s reading, I’m using the Tarot of the Sweet Twilight – a super cool and trippy deck that I’ve barely used!

Read more…..

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Pagan Library; Away With the Spirits
Adaptations by Balinnor

(To the tune of Away in a Manger)


Away with the spirits in the land of the dead,
The Sun God has slumbered in his celestial bed.
He now starts his journey to bring back the light.
Let us sing of His praises on this Solstice night.


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The Household Spirits of Yule || Pagan Happy Hour

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Spirituality & Health: The Spiritual Meaning of Water
BY AMINA SHAZI

Water is a representation of wisdom, peace, and purity. Its spiritual meaning lies in its reflection of the human spirit and the interconnection of all creations

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Learn Religions: Blessing Your Yule Tree

If your family uses a holiday tree during the Yule season–and many Pagan families do–you might want to consider a blessing ritual for the tree, both at the time you cut it down and again before you’ve decorated it.

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MBG: Why Astrologers Say This Is The Week To Find Your Kindred Spirit

This week offers us a chance to reassess our current relationships (romantic and otherwise)—and form some powerful new ones. Here’s your horoscope, from the AstroTwins:

On Monday, red-hot Mars is on the move, exiting Scorpio’s intense cauldron and zipping into passionate, adventurous, worldly Sagittarius until January 24.

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Molasses Ginger Cookies for Enhances Magick and Spell Success

Elephant Journal: Sacred Conversations: a Message from the Universe.

Many who identify as spiritual hold the belief that everything happens for a reason, and everyone we encounter over the course of our lives is our teacher.
I’ve long held these beliefs myself, and yet it wasn’t until recently that this was really put into perspective for me

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Treehugger: 12 Unexpected Facts About Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park


For such an arid, stark landscape, Petrified Forest National Park has a remarkably dissimilar past. The southern Arizona park sits in a desert and receives just about 10 inches of rain a year. Quite the contrast to when this was once a humid, lush swampland inhabited by giant reptiles—and even dinosaurs.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Geminid meteor shower 2021 peaks December 13-14

2021 Geminid meteor shower and the moon
The Geminid meteor shower – always a favorite among the annual meteor showers – is expected to peak in 2021, on the night of Monday, December 13 into Tuesday, December 14. The Geminids are a reliable shower for those who watch around 2 a.m. local time from a dark-sky location. We also often hear from those who see Geminid meteors in the late evening hours.

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Patheos-Pagan: Fallow Season ~ Burnout, Fatigue, and Sacred Rest

Within the world of agriculture, there is a vital part of crop growing known as letting land “lie fallow.” To fallow a piece of earth is to leave it deliberately unsown – to let it rest. This time of rest allows more fertility to gather in the soil, guaranteeing a better crop later.

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Patty Gurdy feat. Fiddler’s Green – The Yule Fiddler (Christmas Time Is Coming ‘Round Today)

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Inner Journey:

Capture your inspiration!

“Ideas can come from anywhere and at any time. The problem with making mental notes is that the ink fades very rapidly.”
— Rolf Smith

Insights and inspiration come to us for a reason. Don’t let them disappear on you!

When a great idea pops into your mind, write it down and capture it. Keep a mini-journal or piece of paper with you at all times.

Reflect on your insights. How might you anchor this great idea so it enhances your life?

“Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference.”
— Nolan Bushnell

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Here’s a clue on how to know when new experiences, like you’ve never experienced before, are about to transform your life, even though nothing seems to be happening.

For the first time in your life, even though nothing seems to be happening, you start saying and doing things that you’ve never said or done before.

Oh yeah,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:

Gingerbread Cookie Recipes
Gingerbread cookies are a must for the holidays, from gingerbread people to gingerbread houses.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


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

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Daily Wisdom
December 13, 2021

Enjoyment
“Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity.”

-Paul Goodman


If we’re doing what we love, then we’re not really working at all. “Work” can be enjoyable. Look at all the joy we can get out of one day, from enjoying our homes, our meals, our family and friends, and our time spent in nature. This is important activity.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.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 December 6, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 6, 2021

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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December Quotes

“Every year at just this time,
In cold and dark December,
Families around the world
All gather to remember,
With presents and with parties,
With feasting and with fun,
Customs and traditions
for people old and young.”

  • Helen H. Moore

gardendigest.com

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December Events

Dec. 4 New Moon/Solar Eclipse at 11:43 pm PST/ 12:43 am MST / 2:43 am EDT

Dec. 18 Full Moon at 8:35 pm PST/ 9:35 pm MST/ 11:35 pm EDT

Dec. 19 Venus Retrograde until January 29

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve & celtic Tree Month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

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Daily Tarot Girl: Tarot Reading for Dec 6 – 12

This reading was intense! I’m using the Dark Mansion Tarot here…

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Creating a Shrine to the Greek Goddess Persephone – Honoring Deity – Magical Crafting

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Spirituality & Health: Tap Into Creativity With the 2nd Chakra
BY JILL LEIGH

Whatever your artistic jam, you need lots of your own energy to bring your project to fruition. Try this practice at the beginning of any creative project

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ThoughtCo: Yule Rituals

Yule, the winter solstice, is a time of great symbolism and power. It marks the return of the sun, when the days finally begin to get a little longer. It’s also a time to celebrate with family and friends, and share the spirit of giving during the holidays.

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Journey Into Dreams: Suitcase or Luggage Dream Meaning
A suitcase in dreams can be a symbol for your plans and aspirations in life or can symbolize burdens and emotional baggage.

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MBG: Astrologers Say This Is The Week For Deep Introspection

All signs point to an introspective week. Here’s your weekly horoscope, according to the AstroTwins.

There’s so much to wrap up before the year is through, but don’t just go racing into Action Jackson mode this Wednesday, December 8.

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Yule preparations | Pagan Yule stories & history | Witch vlog

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Elephant Journal: A Guided Meditation to keep us Grounded in our Needs this Holiday Season.

While remembering our needs can be difficult during the holiday season, it can also be what helps us stay centered.
Buying gifts, preparing food, and even coming together with family during the Christmas season often brings up feelings of stress and overwhelm. As we try to please everyone around us, it’s easy to forget about what matters to us.

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Treehugger: Explore Dinosaur Fossils, Wildflowers, and Dark Skies at Big Bend National Park

Known as one of the most remote parks in the lower 48 states, Big Bend National Park is bordered by the famed Rio Grande River—which also serves as an international border between the United States and Mexico. In fact, Big Bend National Park gets its name from the large bend in the river that curves along the boundary of the park, covering a distance of 118 miles.

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EarthSky News: Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus December 6 to December 9

New moon came at 07:43 UTC on December 4, 2021. By the evening of December 6, the young waxing crescent is back in the evening sky. From that evening through at least the evening of December 9, you can see spectacularly beautiful scenes in the sky after sunset, as the moon sweeps up away from the sun in our sky, passing first Venus, then Saturn, then Jupiter. Two of these (Venus and Jupiter) are the brightest planets. They’ll be incredibly noticeable with the moon!

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Patheos-Pagan: Elemental Witchcraft for Reconciling Divine Paradox
HERON MICHELLE

My forthcoming book, Elemental Witchcraft, is a magickal map to balance and wholeness as a five-fold being here on planet earth. I call that balancing journey the Pentacle Path.

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Pagan Playlist: Lady of the Dawn

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Inner Journey:

SELF-DECEPTION

“The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one’s self.”
— Phillip James Bailey

Are you hiding in some way from your own inner light?

I wouldn’t dream of stealing things but I do steal from my own potential. I can be a master at rationalizing, at justifying why it’s not the right time to do something challenging. My arguments seem valid but deep down, I know they’re excuses.

“The longer the excuse, the less likely it’s the truth.”
— Robert Half

“When we know deep down that we’re acting with integrity despite impulses to do otherwise, we feel gates of higher energy and inspiration open inside of us.”
— Dan Millman

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

To make hard tasks easy, mountains molehills, and challenges simple, you can opt for one of two paths. You can be still, wait for guidance, and expect spontaneous enlightenment.

Or you can just roll up your sleeves and get busy doing what you can, with what you’ve got, from where you are.

May I suggest the latter? It’s usually much faster. And it makes you a lightning rod for divine guidance and spontaneous enlightenment.

Hi-ho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cranberry-Orange Tea Ring

This lovely and delicious tea ring combines the classic flavors of cranberry and orange to create a tender and beautiful loaf that everyone will love!

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


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

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Daily Wisdom
December 6, 2021

Memories
“The past with its pleasures, its rewards, its foolishness, its punishments, is there for each of us forever, and it should be.”

-Lillian Hellman


During the holiday season it’s easy to wax nostalgic. We tend to remember holidays because we take photos and keep them in albums. We get together with friends and family and create memories. We remember because during that time we are in the moment, and enjoying ourselves, so the feelings remain long after the time is past.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 29, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 29, 2021

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

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 4 New Moon at 2:14 pm PST/ 3:14 pm MST/ 5:14 pm EST/

Nov 7 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 19 Full Beaver Moon at 12:57 am PST/ 1:57 am MST/ 3:57 am EST/

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

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Spirit Library: Assume Nothing
Kate Spreckley



The cosmic energy of this time is gearing up and preparing us for the great shift that is coming in December. We are being urged to consciously engage with our inner world and to tap into the calm and stable energy of our soul. In doing so we can find greater balance and stability in a world that continues to erupt in chaos.

Read more….

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GODDESSES so Powerful Even the GODS Feared Them – Greek Mythology Explained

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Daily Tarot Girl: Oracle Card Reading for Nov 29 – Dec 5

I felt called to use my Terra Qi Goddess Oracle for this reading…

Read more….

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Spirituality & Health: Oracle Cards for Beginners

BY SHANNON KAISER

Discover how they differ from tarot cards, how to choose the right oracle deck, and more

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams: Nightmare Dream Meaning
Understand the meaning of nightmares and bad dreams and learn how to interpret your dreams.

Read more….

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MBG: This Is A Huge Week For Inner Work, According To Astrologers

A trine, new moon, and solar eclipse are sure to shake up your week. Here’s how to roll with the astrological punches, according to the AstroTwins.

Can you be dreamy and productive at the same time? Monday’s special connection between enchanting Neptune in Pisces and go-getter Mars in Scorpio says, “Yes!”

Read more….

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Today’s Meditation: Freyja Meditation (Divine Feminine Energy)

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Treehugger: 9 Fascinating Facts About Brazilian Treehoppers
Discover what makes these curious-looking treehoppers stand out.

The Brazilian treehopper (Bocydium globulare) is a small, curious-looking insect from the family Membracidae that inhabits many tropical rainforests in South America. Related to cicadas and leafhoppers, the nearly 3,300 Membracidae treehopper species have evolved distinctive forms of mimicry to support their survival, including faux thorns, helmets, wings, and leaf-like shapes.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Total solar eclipse of December 4, 2021

A total solar eclipse sweeps across Antarctica on December 4, 2021. People located at the southernmost tips of South America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand will experience the partial phases. The path of the moon’s umbral shadow begins in the Southern Ocean about 300 miles (500 km) southeast of the Falkland Islands, crosses the Antarctic continent, and ends at sunset in the Southern Ocean.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: New Moon-ing: Careful is the Way of Relationship
IRISANYA MOON

The new moon comes, as it will. (Not until December 4, but i thought I’d get ahead of it.)

(Another freaking eclipse?)

I know this time. I remember the way the moon held the sky before my Initiation- and during. I imagine anyway.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Prophecy

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Inner Journey:

THE PARADOX OF LIFE’S JOURNEY

“It is only when we realize that life is taking us nowhere that it begins to have meaning.”
— P.D. Ouspensky

“All major mystical traditions have recognized that there is a paradox at the heart of the journey of return to Origin. …Put simply, this is that we are already what we seek, and that what we are looking for on the Path with such an intensity of striving and passion and discipline is already within and around us at all moments. The journey and all its different ordeals are all emanations of the One Spirit that is manifesting everything in all dimensions; every rung of the ladder we climb toward final awareness is made of the divine stuff of awareness itself; Divine Consciousness is at once creating and manifesting all things and acting in and as all things in various states of self-disguise throughout all the different levels and dimensions of the universe.”
— Andrew Harvey

“Look at you, you madman, Screaming you are thirsty And are dying in a desert when all around you there is nothing but water!”
— Kabir

“After changes upon changes, we are more or less the same.”
— Paul Simon

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It doesn’t matter what else is happening.

Your net worth, net health, and net happiness all hinge exclusively upon your net thoughts, net words, and net deeds.

This is life’s greatest hook.

I got you babe,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Grandma Carlson’s Turkey Pot Pie

This savory comfort food dish is the most popular Thanksgiving leftover meal in our house. With the flakiest of pie crust and fresh herbs, it’ll be a hit in yours as well.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


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

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Daily Wisdom
November 29, 2021

Empowerment
“It’s not enough to just swing at the ball. You’ve got to loosen your girdle and really let it fly.”

-Babe Didrikson Zaharias


Empowerment. What a great word. This is power that we create, within ourselves, for ourselves. Babe Didrikson Zaharias was one of the best female golfers in history. She knew how it felt to be empowered and it showed in her confidence. It showed in her swing!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 8, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 8, 2021

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

“A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves
with each step I made. The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed,
are as crisp as autumn air.”

  • Eric Sloane

gardendigest.com

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 4 New Moon at 2:14 pm PST/ 3:14 pm MST/ 5:14 pm EST/

Nov 7 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 19 Full Beaver Moon at 12:57 am PST/ 1:57 am MST/ 3:57 am EST/

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

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Spirit Library: Something Magical is Birthing
Kate Spreckley


November will be a month where we are forced to free ourselves from the past and that which limits the authentic expression of our soul in the world. Death and rebirth are the prevailing themes and as such bring a depth and an intensity to this time.

Read more….

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Working with energies | Discover your secret witch power

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Spiritual Unite: REPEATING NUMBERS 1111 – ARE YOU STUCK IN OLD PATTERNS?
Numerology is the study of number patterns that present themselves to us.

They appear in a few different ways, including in destiny numbers and birth numbers, but the most important one is through synchronicity.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Using Magical Poppets and Dolls

The magical poppet is one of the most commonly used implements in sympathetic magic, which follows along on the theory that “like creates like.” Although TV shows and movies typically show poppets as the stereotypical “voodoo doll,” poppets have been around for a long time, and used in a number of different cultures and religious belief system

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams: Alien or UFO Dream Meaning
Did you dream of an alien or ufo? Learn what dreaming about aliens might mean as a dream symbol – or how to know whether an alien is trying to communicate with you

Read more….

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MBG: This Is A Magical Week To Press Pause & Rest, According To Astrologers

This week opens with an invitation to pause and take stock of your life and ends with a little magic in the air. Here’s your horoscope from The AstroTwins.

If it feels like you have one foot on the accelerator and the other on the brake, you can blame it on Wednesday’s tense clash between restless Mars in Scorpio and rigid Saturn in Aquarius.

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets: Magickal Names From Stones

Garnet: (deep blood red)

This is a good name for a red headed witch or if the element of fire plays an important part in your life. This name brings courage and independence. It also helps people to voice their opinions and draws people to you.

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Today’s DIY: How to Craft a Home Protection Spell Candle

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Elephant Journal: What “Shadow Work” is & and How to Get Started.

Shadow work, the subconscious, the unconscious, lifting the veil.
These are all terms used to describe what lies beneath the surface of our outer self, our representative, the parts we show to the world.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Explore Everglades National Park, One of the Most Resilient Ecosystems on Earth

Everglades National Park covers over 1.5 million acres of wetlands in South Florida, providing significant habitats for some of the state’s most elusive and endangered species, like the West Indian manatee, the American crocodile, and the Florida panther.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon and Venus November 6, 7 and 8

Fresh from its greatest elongation (greatest distance from the sun on our sky’s dome) on October 29, Venus is easily seen from across Earth throughout November, 2021.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Some are Called, Some are Claimed, and Some Delude Themselves
JOHN BECKETT

The religion I practice is a form of oracular, ecstatic polytheism. That means that I acknowledge the reality and the divinity of many Gods, I worship and work with some of Them, and I experience Them myself.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Kalevala – Nagryanuli ( Нагрянули

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Inner Journey:

FEELING SAFE

“Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are — chaff and grain together — certain thata faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away….”
— Dinah Craik

We cherish our best friends and our special communities because we feel safe to be vulnerable when we’re in their embrace. And yet I have discovered that as long as I identify with my self-image, with my ego, there’s no safety possible anywhere. When theego is on watch, even a dear friend’s truth may trigger reactions like anxiety, self-criticism and fear.

The only true safety exists in living the truth of our soul, our essence.

“Open your body and your mind to the subtler levels of experience, letting go of your attempt to control, to be right, not worrying about appearances, not trying to be safe.”
— Stephen Levine

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The experiment has been a success.

You can now tell everyone you’re a SUPERCOOLHAPPYLOVETHING to whom no limits apply.

Double-plus-good,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chile-Garlic Shrimp

This is one of my favorite recipes that can be made as an appetizer of a main course. My wife and I have been making these delicious shrimp for a few years now and the entire family loves it.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


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

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Daily Wisdom
November 8, 2021

Expectations
“Because you’re not what I would have you to be, I blind myself to who, in truth, you are.”

-Madeline L’Engle


When I was 16 I took my first “self-help” class, and I still remember the lessons I learned there. One of the big ones was: “Unfulfilled expectations cause upset.” Expectations give us some pre-set notion of what we think “should” be. When we come in to a situation without expectations, we’re much more open and willing to accept, and even enjoy, what is taking place.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

You may be dwelling on your weakness or discomfort, and those things may be real enough, but take heart and know that these things are also temporary and are not going to last much longer. You underestimate or overlook your great powers of recovery and self-healing. You have too much love of life to be kept down for long. Give yourself a break and relax a bit

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 25, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 25, 2021

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

“silence
seeks the center
of every tree and rock,
that thing we hold closest-
the end of songs”

  • Michael McClintock, Letters in Time

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Cultivate Calm
Kate Spreckley

In these profound times we are urged to seek self-mastery and inner security which allows us to fully express our soul in the world without fear of rejection or judgement. When we focus on healing and integrating the wounds of the past we build inner strength, stability, resilience, and the courage needed to view life from a higher perspective

Read more….

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Ancestral/Generational Curses: Signs and Symptoms | Yeyeo Botanica

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Spirituality & Health: 5 Powerful Crystals for the Full Moon

BY ELINA ALLAIS

Citrine for manifestation, fluorite for clarity, moonstone for sleep, and more! Place crystals near your pillow or workspace or wear them as jewelry to harness the full moon’s energy.

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ThoughtCo: How to Celebrate the God and Goddess at Samhain

In some Wiccan traditions, by Samhain, the Goddess has entered her incarnation of Crone. She is the Old One, the earth mother, the wise one we turn to when we need advice. She teaches us that sometimes we must let go in order to move on

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Journey Into Dreams: Magic Dream Meaning
Magic in our dreams can be a symbol of transformation and change. Learn what magic means in dreams with these dream interpretation examples.

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MBG: Everything You Need To Know About Scorpios: Personality Traits, Compatibility & More

Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac (October 23–November 21), and it’s represented by the scorpion. A fixed water sign ruled by Pluto in modern astrology and Mars in ancient astrology, Scorpio (or Vrishchika in Vedic astrology) energy is mystical and mysterious

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Daily Magick Snippets

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)

Flower: Chrysanthemum, Geranium

Trees: Blackthorn and Holly

Bach Flower Remedy: Chickory

Essential Oil: Cumin and Ylang-Ylang

Planet: Mars

Lucky Day:Tuesday

Element: Water

source: flower and tree magic by Richard Webster

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How to celebrate Samhain | The witches’ Halloween

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Elephant Journal: All Hallows’ Eve: A (Playful) Way to Transform our Deepest Fears.

When I was a kid, I loved Halloween.
My sister’s birthday celebration always coincided with trick or treating and it was one of the few times of the year when as a family we would do something creative. It usually involved spending weeks crafting DIY costumes.

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Treehugger: Pets Jump, Cuddle, and Mug for the Camera
Photo awards finalists show off their extreme silly side.

There are dogs leaping for joy, lounging cats, and even a grinning horse. Pets never disappoint with their silly antics in front of the camera

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EarthSky News: Grus The Crane, Home To ‘The Bright One

How to find Grus
The constellation Grus the Crane is located adjacent to Piscis Austrinus the Southern Fish, with its bright star Fomalhaut. October evenings are a good time to look for Grus. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, Grus is arcing across our southern sky each evening now. It’s south of (below) Fomalhaut.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Power of Ogun’s Machete
LILITH DORSEY

Ogun’s machete is his most powerful tool. Forged in fire it is a weapon used in many ways. For those unaware Ogun is a divinity revered in many of the African Traditional Religions.

Read more….

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Tethys: The Titan Goddess of the Sea (Greek Mythology Explained)

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Inner Journey:

REVIEW YOUR CHOICES

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

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You can have the “thing” you most want, when you realize it’s no big deal.

Ah-h-h-h-h-h,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:15 Halloween Recipes to Make With 3 Ingredients Or Fewer

You don’t need a fully stocked kitchen to create a festive Halloween spread. In fact, these party-perfect appetizers and desserts require only three ingredients (or fewer) a piece!

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water

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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

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

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Daily Wisdom
October 25, 2021

Motivation
“Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.”

-Niccolo Machiavelli


What compels us to do something? When our motivation comes from external factors, it can wax and wane depending upon the influence of those factors. But when our motivation is intrinsic, when it comes from within ourselves, it is strong, and we can use it to accomplish anything, to overcome any difficulties.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

,A past wrong against you might be set right today. It’s important that you give others a fair chance and don’t automatically discount what they have to say or offer. You don’t need to satisfy everyone but you do need to make the effort to let them have their say and their moment to contribute. Be confident and don’t feel threatened by anything

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 18, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 18, 2021

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

“How innocent were these Trees, that in
Mist-green May, blown by a prospering breeze,
Stood garlanded and gay;
Who now in sundown glow
Of serious color clad confront me with their show
As though resigned and sad,
Trees, who unwhispering stand umber, bronze, gold;
Pavilioning the land for one grown tired and old;
Elm, chestnut, aspen and pine, I am merged in you,
Who tell once more in tones of time,
Your foliaged farewell.”

  • Siegfried Sassoon, October Trees

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Inner Contemplation
Kate Spreckley


This has been a year of powerful and intense energy which has significantly enhanced our awareness and expanded our consciousness. Many profound changes and transformations have occurred as most of what we previously perceived as reality has come up for revision

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Powerful Eggshell Powder/Cascarilla! Amazing! | Yeyeo Botanica

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Spiritual Unite: WHY STARSEEDS HAVE A DOUBLE MISSION?
Are you a starseed soul who feels you have a special mission on Earth?

Starseeds often feel intended to help humanity in some way.

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ThoughtCo: Samhain is Not a God
Where did this myth come from, anyway?

Every year, usually starting around September, people start making noises about “Samhain, the Celtic god of death,” despite the fact that Samhain is not a death deity at all, but the name of a Pagan holiday that coincides with Halloween and is a great time of year to stock up on candy corn

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Journey Into Dreams: Horse Dream Meaning & Spirit Animal


Did you have a dream about a horse and wondering what it means? If you had a dream about horses, it can mean a number of different things. The interpretation of these dream will mostly depend on how the horse appeared in your dream and your own personal associations with horses.

Read more….

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MBG: Take Some Risks (& Watch Your Temper) This Week

With Mercury and Jupiter going direct this Monday, the full moon in Aries arriving Wednesday, and Scorpio season beginning Saturday—buckle up for a week of astrological intensity.

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Daily Magick Snippets

White-Handled Knife
The White Handled Knife or Bolline is a utility knife. It is used to cut cords (cord magic) herbs and flowers or inscribe symbols onto candles. The light colored handle distinguishes it from the Athame.

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Today’s DIY: ACTUALLY AESTHETIC DIY HALLOWEEN DECOR + DECORATE W/ ME | Crescent Moon Wreath + Tint Amber Glass

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Pioneer Thinking: Cattail Plants-The Supermarket of The Swamp

You may have noticed the cattail plant along the roadways near marshes and swamps. But, did you know that cattails are probably one of the most important wild plant foods around and definitely worth knowing about?

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Treehugger: Biscayne National Park: 10 Facts About This Natural Treasure Trove
A living coral reef, shipwrecks, mangroves, 600 species of fish, and more.

Arriving at Biscayne National Park, with its vast mangrove forests and peaceful waters, it’s hard to believe that the still scenery is so close to bustling Miami.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Deneb Kaitos Marks The Tail Of Cetus

Deneb Kaitos: Whale’s tail
Deneb Kaitos is the brightest star in the constellation Cetus the Whale (or Sea-Monster). In star names, the word deneb usually means tail. And so it is with this star. It marks the tail of Cetus

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Spirituality & Health: How to Meet Your Spirit Guide BY DIANA COLE
As a powerful energy dedicated to watching over you, your spirit guide and may or may not be someone you knew in life. Visit these steps for connecting.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: The Circle/ Blackmore’s Night

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Inner Journey:

PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT

“…conflict is the primary engine of creativity and innovation. People don’t learn by staring into a mirror; people learn by encountering difference.”
— Ronald Heifetz

In his book, ‘Men, Women and Relationships,’ John Gray says, “People are different. Recognizing this fundamental truth is essential for creating positive and loving relationships. In practice, however, … we demand that the people in our lives feel, think,and behave as we would. And when they react differently we make them wrong or invalidate them; we try to fix them when they really need understanding and nurturing; we try to improve them when instead they need acceptance, appreciation and trust.”

We each bring different gifts to this world. We each have different work to do. Our lives are enriched when we can celebrate these differences rather than resent, resist and reject them. As we get more secure in who we are, we get more compassionate towardothers.

“Homogeneity makes for healthy milk but anemic friendships. We need relationships that cross culturally imposed lines to enlarge our hearts and expand our vistas.”
— Dan Schmidt

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You can have what you want if you brave what you fear and do what you can.

Game on,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Warming Homestyle Apple Crumble for Crisp Autumn Days.

Autumn and apples are a gift of nature’s matchmaking.
Is there anything better than a fresh, crisp, juicy apple in Autumn? My first bite each year when I meet up with my local apple seller at the farmer’s market always marks the true start of the season. Leaves can be falling, turning colors, and the weather can be shifting to cooler temperatures but it’s not truly Autumn until I’ve sampled the goods

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water

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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

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

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Daily Wisdom
October 18, 2021

Earth
“Old Earth, worn by the ages, wracked by rain and storm, exhausted yet ever ready to produce what life must have to go on!”

-Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970)


Earth is the ground under our feet, our base, our stability. The earth is solid, reliable, sound. And it is also forgiving, and loving. We can do our part by loving the earth back, and treating it with the care and kind attention that it deserves

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 11, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 11, 2021

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 sweet calm sunshine of October, now
    Warms the low spot; upon its grassy mold
The pur0ple oak-leaf falls; the birchen bough
    drops its bright spoil like arrow-heads of gold.”
–   William Cullen Bryant

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Sacredness, Balance & Harmony
Kate Spreckley

Ultimately everything we are experiencing is pushing us to find balance. The incoming energies are potent and pulsing powerfully throughout humanity generating the changes needed for us to live in sacredness, balance and harmony.

Read more….

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The Mystical Dark Magic of Ireland | Historic Hauntings | Shiver

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Spiritual Unite:

HIGH VIBRATIONAL FOODS FOR STARSEEDS: A GUIDE TO ORGANIC AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING
When it comes to eating, your intentions are just as important as the quality of the food that you eat.

What is a high-vibration meal?

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Ritual to Honor the Forgotten Dead

As Samhain rolls around and the veil grows thin each year, many people in the Pagan community take the opportunity to hold rituals honoring the dead. This may take the form of setting up an altar to honor the ancestors, or to hold a vigil for those who have crossed over in the past year

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams: Crow Dream Symbol Meaning
To dream of crows or to see them in your day-to-day life means you are experiencing personal transformation and changes in your life.

Read more….

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MBG: Why Astrologers Are Heading Into The Week Ahead With An Extra Dose Of Caution

Big-hearted magic is in the ether this week, but the AstroTwins say you should beware of people’s shadow sides. Here are the horoscope highlights you need to know:

On Friday, October 15, jovial Jupiter in Aquarius will envelop the Libra Sun in a giant bear hug (aka a 120-degree trine).

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets

Besom Lore

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

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Creating a Witchy Autumnal Home | A Cozy Vlog

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Elephant Journal: Kitchen as a Sacred Space, Cooking as Meditation.

They say that food cooked by one’s mother is incomparable to any other.
For me, this is especially true. My mother channels “Annapūrṇa”—the Indian Goddess of food and nourishment (the name literally means “filled with or possessed of food”) in the kitchen effortlessly. Her mother—my grandmother—was a level higher; she was the Goddess Annapūrṇa herself, I believe.

Read more….

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Treehugger: We All Need More Awe in Our Lives
And nature is just the place to get it.

In 2018, there was a study done at the University of California at Berkeley that delved into the question of awe, and what it is about nature that manages to trigger such sensations of wonder within humans at times. Why do we feel so much better when we go outside? What is that feeling, and what exactly is it doing for us?

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Delphinus The Dolphin Resembles Its Name

How to see Delphinus
Delphinus the Dolphin is the 69th-smallest of the 88 constellations. It comes into view each year on northern summer evenings. By northern fall, it’s well placed for viewing, arcing high across the sky each night. Its stars are faint. To see it, you’ll want a dark sky.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Reading About Samhain & Halloween

Most major holidays come with a lot of disinformation. This doesn’t mean books or websites are deliberately lying to you, it’s just that scholarship has changed a great deal over the last 100 years,

Read more….

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A witches guide to making October magical 🍁 Ideas, DIYs & Rituals

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Inner Journey:

GETTING DOWN TO ESSENTIALS

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.”
— Lin Yutang

Do you feel a desire to simplify your life?

If you say ‘yes,’ then set an intention to reduce the demands, stimuli, interruptions and busyness in your life. We each have the power to do this – we simply have to begin to say ‘no’ to those activities that don’t directly serve what we want for our lives.

Everyone of this planet deserves to have some free time to think, relax and have fun. If you long for this, begin now to clear your plate and allow a new level of experience to happen in your life. Take charge. Eliminate time wasters. Make some decisionsabout what matters to you.

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”
— Hans Hofmann

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

See? I told you everything was lining up for you that the right people were headed your way; that the right things would be said; that you’d become a total love magnet; and that very little of this would be apparent as it was unfolding, yet in hindsight you’d see the stunning perfection.

You’re even ahead of schedule.

All is supremely well,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Caramel Apple Bundt® Cake

To make this cake, first make a homemade caramel sauce which you then incorporate into the batter and use as a topping! You’ll probably have extra sauce; but no worries—it’s great on ice cream. too!

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


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

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Daily Wisdom
October 11, 2021

Contentment
“Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure, nor this thing nor that, but simply growth.”

-William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)


Contentment looks different to everyone. We may not be able to define it, or recognize it when we see it, but we can certainly feel it. Happiness and contentment spring from within

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

The biggest danger you face today is being aloof and thus fail to see an approaching problem. This can cost you the chance to intercept the difficulty and minimize it, if not avoid it all together. Pay attention without getting paranoid, and take nothing and no one for granted. Danger may not lurk within every single shadow, but a small misstep can sometimes cause problems that are way out of proportion to the cause.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 20, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 20, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and Happy Harvest Moon! 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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September Quotes

“Hail! Journeyer of the Heavens,
Queen of Brightness, King of Beauty
Gifts of gladness richly bringing,
Autumn sheaves and red leaves’ fall,
Generous be the heart within us,
Open be our hands to all,
Justice to be in equal measure,
Harvest thankfulness our call.”

  • Caitlin Matthews, Celtic Devotional

gardendigest.com

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September Events 2021

Sept. 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins (Sept 2- 29)

Sept. 6 Labor Day/ New Moon at 5:51 pm PST/ 6:51 pm MST/ 8:51 pm EST

Sept. 20 Full Harvest Moon at 4:54 pm PST/ 5:54 pm MST/ 7:54 pm EST

Sept. 22 Mabon/ Fall Equinox/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 27 Mercury Retrograde 9Sept. 72- Oct. 18)

Sept. 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins (Sept. 30- Oct


Spirit Library: Focus on Your Healing (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The upcoming Full Moon and Equinox offer an opportunity to move on from the past. The incoming energies are helping us to transform old wounds into understanding, clarity, and wisdom so that we may shift our perspective and gain a new vision of the future. As a result, anything that is not in alignment with our soul is being transformed, altered and or removed which will help us to deepen into our intuitive nature and integrate the shifts and changes we have experienced in the past few months.

Read more….

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Hermes – The Immortal Guide (History & Mythology Documentary

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September’s Harvest Moon (9-20-21)

The Old Farmer’s Almanac calls this moon the Full Corn Moon however in the Pagan Traditions it is called the Harvest Moon.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Mabon Incense Blend

As the Wheel of the Year turns with each season, you may wish to use different types and scents of incense for your ceremonies and rituals

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams:

Moon Dream Meaning
The moon in our dreams can be a symbol for wisdom, intelligence and mysteriousness. Learn more about what it means to dream about the moon.

Read more….

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MBG: 4 (Yes, 4) Big Days Astrologers Want You To Be Aware Of This Week

What the world needs now is love, sweet love! This week, the AstroTwins’ horoscope calls on us to surrender to a soulful, spiritual groove.

As the annual full moon in Pisces shimmers overhead this Monday, September 20, buried dreams rise to the surface.

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets

Chickory:

Chickory has magical reputation. it was believed that anyone who held it would become invisible. It was also said that if it was picked at noon with a gold knife and held to a lock that the lock would open. It also makes great coffee!

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The Rainbow Serpent | Australia’s Nature Entity

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Elephant Journal: Harvest Full Moon: All you need to know to Realign. {September 20th}

This Monday, September 20th at 6:54 CST, is the peak of the Full Moon.
As with every full moon, this one has a name based on the month and season it’s blessing us. The full moon closest to the Autumn Equinox is known as the Harvest Full Moon. Every few years, the Harvest Full Moon lands in October, but this year, it’s upon us now!

Read more….

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Treehugger: School Kids Discover New Penguin Species in New Zealand

On an ordinary fossil-hunting outing, the members of the Hamilton Junior Naturalist Club in New Zealand might expect to find a few interesting shells.1 But on a 2006 trip to Kawhia Harbour in the Waikato region of New Zealand’s North Island, the students discovered the bones of a fossilized giant penguin

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Year’s Fastest Sunsets Around Equinoxes

Around this time of year – at sunset – there’s a natural phenomenon you might never have imagined. That is, the sun actually sets faster around the time of an equinox. The fastest sunsets (and sunrises) occur at or near the equinoxes. And the slowest sunsets (and sunrises) occur at or near the solstices. This is true whether you live in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: 5 Things I Had to Unlearn as a Pagan
JOHN BECKETT

Thorn Mooney of the Oathbound blog had a post last week titled Learning and Unlearning Witchcraft: Can Bad Info Ruin Your Practice? It’s an excerpt from her new book The Witch’s Path: Advancing Your Craft At Every Level. I encourage you to read the post –

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Woodland Tales

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Inner Journey:

PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR EMOTIONS

“Emotions are the next frontier to be understood and conquered. To manage our emotions is not to drug them or suppress them, but to understand them so that we can intelligently direct our emotional energies and intentions…. It’s time for human beings to grow up emotionally, to mature into emotionally managed and responsible citizens. No magic pill will do it.”
— Doc Childre

Many of us believe that we need to keep a tight lid on our emotions. We fear that if we ever allow these emotions to be expressed, they will do serious damage.

But if we summon up the courage to truly feel our emotions, we discover that they don’t last. The monster in the closet turns out to be a pussycat. In fact, if we are willing to experience our emotions completely, without resistance of any kind, they burn themselves out in only a few minutes.

The only thing that keeps emotions alive within you over long periods is your unwillingness to acknowledge them.

“By starving emotions we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them we become literal, reformatory and holier-than-thou; encouraged, they perfume life; discouraged, they poison it.”
— Joseph Collins

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

In moments of high stress, anxiety, or fluster, instead of hoping, wondering, or worrying, remember your double-secret resources of skipping, twirling, and humming.

Port out, starboard home –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin Bread

A pumpkin loaf spiced with cinnamon, ground cloves, and nutmeg. I came up with this recipe after many failed attempts at pumpkin loaf. I adapted a favorite banana loaf recipe and this was the result. Yum! This recipe yields 3 loaves. Stock your freezer!

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


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

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Daily Wisdom
September 20, 2021

Openness
“Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open.”

-Rose Wilder Lane


Open doors let in light, and fresh air, and opportunity. An open mind allows in new ideas and fresh outlooks. And an open heart invites friendship and acceptance and love

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

There may be moment or two when you feel responsible for everything in the world and like it’s your duty to take care of everyone. Relax, let this wash over you, and let it go. It’s not a burden so much as a demonstration of how connected you are to the people and things in your own life, and how much you care. That’s a good thing.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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