Cat’s Morning Bits for May 15, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 15, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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May Events & Holidays

May 18 Victoria Day (Canada)

May 22 New Moon at 10:38 am PST/ 11:38 am MST/ 1:38 pm EST

May 25 Memorial Day (USA)

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Would that thou could’st last for aye,
Merry, ever-merry May!
Made of sun-gleams, shade and showers,
Bursting buds, and breathing flowers.
-William D. Gallagher (1808-94)

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Spirit Library: Karmic Completion (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The evolutionary growth of humanity is increasing quite dramatically as each and every human being is impacted by the current global situation. The intense energy we are experiencing is radically quickening our awakening process bringing deep and lasting change and transformation

Read more…

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The Pagan Library: The Albion Song by JenniferSmith

Fading away in the mists of time
The Older Gods did go.
And we mere mortals left behind
with Younger Gods to know.
And now they too are fading fast
And we are left alone.
And, oh, my love
I grieve the past and long to go back home.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Saraswati: The Vedic Goddess of Knowledge and Arts

Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music, art, wisdom, and nature, represents the free flow of wisdom and consciousness. She is the mother of the Vedas, and chants directed to her, called the ‘Saraswati Vandana’ often begin and end Vedic lessons

Read more….

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MBG: Consume Rosemary To Reap Its Health Benefits

When’s the last time you consumed rosemary? Chances are, it was garnishing a chicken dish, baked in with potatoes, or maybe in a loose-leaf tea. Well, rosemary has applications out of the kitchen, too, and can potentially boost your mood, memory, and gut health. Here’s what you need to know about the easiest and most effective way to reap the benefits of this powerful herb

Read more…

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Daily Dream Meaning: Hiding

1. If the dreamer is doing the hiding, there is a part of him that is “hidden,” even from him, that perhaps needs to come to the surface and be looked at.
2. If the dreamer hides an object from someone else, then he is concealing something that perhaps needs to be revealed.
3. If the dreamer is searching for someone or something, there is something missing, either an idea or an actual object, that she needs to find and make use of. Other symbols in the dream could reveal exactly what that is.
Astrological parallels: Pluto, Scorpio.
Tarot parallel: The Moon.

astrology.com

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Simple Money Bowl Spell || Spellwork

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Today’s DIY: How to Make an Indoor Water Garden!

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Elephant Journal: She was Finally Awake—A Powerful Rhyme about Finding the Goddess Within

She sat there on the clifftop
reflecting upon her life—
thinking how far she had come.
Always a mother but no longer a wife.

Read more…

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MNN: Norway plans to excavate a Viking ship burial for the first time in a century

For the first time in more than 100 years, the government of Norway plans to conduct a full excavation of a buried Viking ship, the country’s Ministry of Climate and Environment has announced. That could be eye-opening, researchers say, thanks to modern technology and methods that weren’t available in 1904, when the last excavation took place.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Bright star Vega on May evenings

Vega is a lovely star to come to know. When I was first learning the night sky, more than 40 years ago, I spent hours, days, weeks, months poring over charts and books. So I sometimes came to know the names and whereabouts of certain stars before seeing them in the night sky. One soft May evening

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Daily Witchcraft Challenges

Maybe you are at home with nothing much to do, perhaps you have slipped a little in your practice and don’t know how to get back, see my blog here for Lost Connection

Or perhaps you just like doing little challenges.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Sleepsong ~ Lullaby from a Secret Garden

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Inner Journey:

BEING GENUINE

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we don’t know who we are — or if we are afraid to be who we are — we betray ourselves. We pretend to be who we think we are. Our self image is made up of our experiences, desires and other people’s ideas and expectations of us.

Maintaining this false self is a betrayal of ourselves. In all deep spiritual journeys, there is the experience of betrayal. Betrayal always tells us to adjust our life to be more authentic. What we identify with is all important.

There are large betrayals (e.g., your partner leaving you) and small betrayals (e.g., disappointments). They are all experiences of being wounded for the purpose of breaking down the defenses of the personality. When we allow the wounding and accept the betrayals as divine gifts, we greatly benefit.

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
— Dr. Seuss (via Elena)

“What you must dare is to be yourself.”
— Dag Hammarskjold

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

Opportunity never stops knocking. New friends are on their way. The ideas you need will find you. You’ll have another chance. Things are getting brighter. You are feeling lighter. Love is rising. Be still. Prepare. Others will call you lucky. Your parents are so proud. You ain’t seen nothing yet.

Look out world, Cat Bolotin is stirring. A giant is waking up.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: This Rainbow Couscous Is The Colorful Lunch Inspiration You’ve Been Looking For

We’ve all experienced, at some point, desk lunch boredom—it’s not our fault; it’s just that sometimes even our best meal prep efforts fall flat. So if you’ve exhausted all your favorite quinoa bowls, salads, and desk-lunch combos, we have just the thing you’re looking for.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow
Friday belongs to Venus, and its energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume), works well on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
May 15, 2020

Consistency
“Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.”

-Aldous Huxley

 
It is our nature to grow and to change. We evolve. We learn. Sometimes we shake things up with our new views and opinions – but that just promotes more growth. Sometimes we have to prune the dead branches from a tree in order for the new buds to have room to grow and for the tree to be healthy and thrive. We can prune away our outdated thinking, and leave room for expansion

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

The Sun shines bright and shows that all will be revealed today. You have a clear romantic path and all of the dark days associated with recent disappointments are over. A hidden truth is revealed, and everything negative associated with it goes away once it is brought to light. There is no arrogance linked with growth today. You deserve the all good things that come your way.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 14, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 14, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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

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

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

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

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ThoughtCo: Money Spells

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

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

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

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

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

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Weekly Musings:  Six Simple Ways to Positively Improve your Perspective

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

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

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Daily Good: Wild Mumbai

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

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

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

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

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

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MNN: How long should you steep tea?

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

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

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

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

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

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Patheos-Pagan: 3 ways to make Sun Water

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

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

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Inner Journey:

GIVE TO YOURSELF FIRST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A Note from the Universe 

It’s all self-service.

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

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Lemon Tahini Broccoli Salad

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

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Lemon-Tahini-Broccoli-Salad.html

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions: Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
August 14, 2019 

Ideas

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

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

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

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

astology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/