Cat’s Morning Bits for March 2, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 2, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a 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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March is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. This was the time of year to resume military campaigns that had been interrupted due to winter. (brownielocks.com)

March Events

March 2 Dr. Seuss Day

March 3 World Wildlife Day

March 4 World Book Day

March 13 New Moon 2:21 am PST/ 3:21 am MST/ 5:21 am EST

March 14 Daylight Savings begins 2 am

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 Celtic Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox / Ostara

March 20 World Storytelling Day

March 25 World Tolkein Reading Day

March 28 Full Storm Moon 11:48 am PST/ 12:48 pm MST/ 2:48 pm EST


Spirit Library: Free Yourself (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The energy of this past weekend’s Full Moon has us moving through a time of deep healing and release, which is enabling the clearing of the outdated and detrimental mental programming and thinking patterns of the past.

Read more….

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Crow Stories: the Little People

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Spiritual Unite: SEEING 22 EVERYWHERE: MEANING OF THE NUMBER 22

Number 22 heralds the imminence of great things for its observer.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Hestia, Greek Goddess of the Hearth

The Greek goddess Hestia watches over domesticity and the family, and was traditionally honored with the first offering at any sacrifice made in the home. On a public level, Hestia’s flame was never allowed to burn out. The local town hall served as a shrine for her—and any time a new settlement was formed, settlers would take a flame from their old village to the new one

Read more….

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The Maidens Castle: The Faerie Hill of Clackmannanshire (Scottish Folklore)

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MBG: March 2021 Monthly Horoscope: What’s In The Stars For All Of Us?

The first couple of months of 2021 may have brought some hopeful moments (vaccine appointments, reunions with loved ones), but it’s all taken place against the backdrop of an unusual number of planets in “fixed” signs—the four most structured zodiac signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius

Read more….

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Daily Good: Mary Oliver & The Witchery of Living

The witchery of living
is my whole conversation
with you, my darlings.
All I can tell you is what I know.

  • Mary Oliver –

Mary Oliver & The Witchery of Living

“Will the hungry ox stand in the field and not eat
of the sweet grass?
Will the owl bite off its own wings?
Will the lark forget to lift its body in the air or
forget to sing?
Will the rivers run upstream?

Behold, I say — behold
the reliability and the finery and the teachings
of this gritty earth gift.”

So begins this poem from Mary Oliver. It is a poem that bristles with imperatives, pointblank inquiries and penetrating insight. It is a poem large of heart and long of stride, that whisks the reader right into the enchanted thicket that is,’the witchery of living.’ Read it here. { read more }

Be The Change

What does this poem spark within you?
If you were to try to encapsulate the sum of all that you know of life, what would you say?

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Today’s DIY: Polymer Clay Goddess DIY #WItchCrafts

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Treehugger: 9 Wild Facts About the Woolly Mammoth

Woolly mammoths were the last in a long line of mammoth species. They lived during the Pleistocene and Holocene eras, which means they were still around when human beings first emerged on the planet.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Mercury’s greatest elongation Mar 6, 2021

Mercury, the solar system’s innermost planet, makes a close-knit conjunction with the king planet Jupiter on March 5, 2021, and then reaches its maximum elongation from the sun for the year on March 6, 2021. But don’t wait till then to start looking for these worlds. Starting early March, from around the world, Jupiter and Mercury snuggle up plenty close together on the sky’s dome, beneath the planet Saturn! The feature chart at top is for March 3, 2021, at North American mid-northern latitudes.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Otherfaith Spirits: Aster Aira

For the past month or so I have been working with one of the spirits in the Otherfaith. This process involved journeying (or, as some call it, pathworking), journaling, contemplating his associations and symbols, and prayers and offerings. How I go about encountering and interacting with new/non-historical spirits is complex and beyond the scope of this article, though I hope to explain it someday.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Trismegistia – Hounds of Hekate (Official Pagan Music Video)

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Inner Journey: DISCOVER THE TREASURES INSIDE

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”
— Denis Waitley

Peace, joy, health and well-being can only be found inside us. They exist within us now, waiting to be discovered. Yet we tend to look to the outside world to satisfy our needs and longings.

Our outer life reflects back to us the way we think, feel and behave. The outer world is all effects. Go to the source inside for all of life’s treasures.

How are you searching for peace and contentment outside of yourself?

“The great Western disease is, ‘I’ll be happy when… When I get the money. When I get a BMW. When I get this job.’ Well, the reality is, you never get to when. The only way to find happiness is to understand that happiness is not out there. It’s in here. And happiness is not next week. It’s now.”
— Marshall Goldsmith

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Live your dreams now, to any degree that you can. With every purchase. Every decision. Every hello and goodbye. Every assignment. Every conversation. Every meal. Every morning, afternoon, and evening. And never, ever, ever look back.

Reframe every thought, word, and deed from the perspective of the person you’ve always dreamed you’d be, as if your life was already as you’ve always dreamed it would be.

Die to yesterday’s illusions and be reborn to the truth of your vision. And let’s just see if you can handle the torrent of treasures I send your way.

Your greatest admirer, biggest fan, and truest friend –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Aunt Kathy’s Irish Soda Bread

My aunt’s Irish soda bread which we all loved. Family from the County Cork.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Element: Fire


Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
March 2, 2021

Longevity
“If there is one single secret to long life, that secret is moderation.”

-George Gallup (1901-1984)


It’s amazing how far good common sense gets us. Moderation is that middle path. It’s balance. We have a lot to balance in this life – our diets, our relationships, our workload, our checkbooks. When things are in balance then we are less stressed, we’re better able to cope with the little stuff that comes up. Moderation may take some maintenance, but maintenance is a lot easier to handle than repair.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

Indecision is not necessarily a bad thing, but taken to extremes it can make you pessimistic and defeatist. Take the time you need to make the choices you need but don’t get bogged down and grind to a halt. Take yourself in hand and refuse to feel helpless in the face of a challenging (or tempting) situation. Refuse to be rushed by anyone, too.

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 February 4, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 4, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a 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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February is derived from the Latin word “februs” meaning “to cleanse.” The month was named after the Roman Festival, Februalia, a month long festival of purification and atonement.

February Events

Feb. 2: Imbolc/Candlemas and Groundhog Day

Feb. 5: World Animal Reiki Day

Feb. 7: Super Bowl Sunday

Feb. 11: New Moon at 11:05 am PST/ 12:05 pm MST/ 2:05 pm EST

Feb. 12: Chinese New Year of the Ox

Feb. 14: Valentines Day

Feb. 15: Presidents Day and Lupercalia

Feb. 16 Mardi Gras

Feb. 18: Sun enters Pisces

Feb. 19: National Caregivers Day

Feb. 20: Mercury goes DIRECT

Feb. 27: Full Moon at 12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST


Spirit Library: Radical Change is Our Current State (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Without change there can be no advancement, no improvement and no evolutionary growth. Resistance to change keeps us stuck in the past and negatively impacts the survival of the human race.

Read more…

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ALL ABOUT RUNES

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Spiritual Unite: SOUL CONTRACTS – HOW TO RELEASE THEM

Soul contracts are proof human beings have living associations with others.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Rhiannon, Horse Goddess of Wales

In Welsh mythology, Rhiannon is a horse goddess depicted in the Mabinogion. She is similar in many aspects to the Gaulish Epona, and later evolved into a goddess of sovereignty who protected the king from treachery.

Read more…..

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Spirituality & Health; For a Positive Body Image, Choose Self-Compassion Over Self-Esteem

A new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo has touched on a somewhat taboo question: ‘What if women were to accept themselves with deep self-compassion—flaws and all?

Read more….

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MBG: February’s Horoscope Reads Like A Sci-Fi Novel, Thanks To A Taurus-Aquarius Duel

Aquarius overload? If such a thing is possible, then we’ll find out this February. At any given point, four to six planets will hold cosmic court around the Water Bearer’s urn, highlighting themes of collaboration, community, and the greater public good for your February 2021 horoscope.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Contact with the Sacred

And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being.

  • Black Elk –

Contact with the Sacred

With spectacular visual images, this film reminds us of the necessity of connecting with the sacred in everyday life. It honors the sacred through sensory feelings of connection, with both the vast expanses such as mountain tops and waterfalls, and with the single dandelion sending its seeds into the future. This connection is further enhanced by the peaceful music that accompanies the images, providing an immersive experience. { read more }

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Basics of Spiritual Cleansing || Witchcraft 101

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Elephant Journal: 10 Rosa Parks Quotes to Remind us What we’re Still Fighting For.

This morning, I woke to a post my cousin made saying in regards to Black History Month:
“If you feel compelled to do something in support just because it’s BHM that you wouldn’t do any other month of the year, you need to sit down and have a hard think about that.

Don’t be a performative ally, be a real one.”

Read more….

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Treehugger: 9 Fascinating Facts About Seals

Seals, also known as pinnipeds, make up three diverse groups of semi-aquatic carnivorous marine mammals.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Hare and Dove at Orion’s feet

Tonight, look for Orion the Hunter, one of the easiest-to-find of all constellations. It’s recognizable for a short, straight row of three medium-bright stars. These stars represent Orion’s Belt.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Wicca: Misconceptions & Misidentity

Wicca is not easy to define. There’s no central authority, and not even really much in the way of theology. What we would today call Wicca began as an initiation-only tradition in England during the early 1950’s.

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist: Tír na nÓg ft. Oonagh (Male Version) – Celtic Woman

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Inner Journey: HEAL THE PAST

“What you bring forth out of yourself from the inside will save you. What you do not bring forth out of yourself from the inside will destroy you.”
— Gospel of Thomas

We can transform painful memories by re-imagining them from the soul’s perspective of love and meaning.

Andrew Schneider says that all experiences have the purpose of serving the soul. An experience in the past blocked us because our fear at the time distorted our perception of what happened. To transform this limiting experience, we must bring what was then unconscious into the soul’s realm through consciousness.

We can do this by following these steps:

  1. RECALL the past experience that might inhibit us.
  2. OWN the experience (no judgment, blame, etc.).
  3. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for it and the consequences (i.e., the experience was determined by my subjective perception of what occurred, dictated by my lack of wholeness — specifically my fears).
  4. GIVE IT MEANING (the soul was attempting to gain some kind of mastery or skill, but we didn’t know that at the time).
  5. RE-IMAGINE it from the perspective of soul consciousness (showing its higher purpose).

“Letting go of our suffering is the hardest work we will ever do. It is also the most fruitful. To heal means to meet ourselves in a new way — in the newness of each moment where all is possible and nothing is limited to the old.”
— Stephen Levine

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It all goes by so fast, doesn’t it?

One minute you’re here, and the next… you’re not.

…so really, you’ve got nothing to lose, have you? Nothing! You’re going make it “home” anyway. You’re going be exalted, and it’s going be so glorious, happy and easy.

Then, after a careful life review, you’re going to slap your hand on your celestial forehead, jump up and down with uproarious laughter, and say, “O.M.G., my thoughts really did become the things… and as EXALTED as I am here, I was there… and as easy as it is here, so could it have been there!

“I want to play again, I want to go back! This time I promise not to forget, I promise I’ll believe in myself… I’ll feel the love… I’ll keep the faith… I will.”

And, so here you are, back again…

Love you like crazy,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: King Cake

This a sweet bread that is made during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It has a cream cheese filling and a simple glaze. A tiny plastic baby baked into the bread and will bring good luck to whoever finds it.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli 
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
February 4, 2021

Choice
“God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


I looked up “repose” to make sure I understood this quote. In my dictionary “repose” means “sleep.” Now this makes sense. If repose is sleep, then truth is being awake, being aware. It is our choice to wake up! And here we are, learning and growing and contributing. We’ve chosen truth. Good choice

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: World

Great wealth is available to you today. It may not be monetary, but some of it just may be. Look around you, do your best, and take measure of all the opportunities that are being given to you today. This might be the start of an upturn in your well-being and status with co-workers or family members. Feel rich and blessed. The World says you are!

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 3, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 3, 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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From the charm of radiant faces,
From the days we took to dream,
From the joy of open spaces,
From the mountain and the stream,
Bronzed of sunlight, nerves a-tingle,
Speed we back again to mingle
In the battle for our bread.

-Leslie Pinckney Hill (1880-1960)

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September’s Events:

Sept 1-2 Full Moon 10:22 pm PST/ 11:22 pm MST/ 1:22 am EST

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept 7 Labor Day

Sept 10 3rd Qtr Moon 2:25 am PST/ 3:25 am MST/ 5:25 am EST

Sept 17 New Moon 4:00 am PST/ 5:00 am MST/ 7:00 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Enthusiasm & Joy (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In this modern world, it is easy to forget our connection to and dependence on our soul. As a result, we lose track of who we are and why we are here. We become fractured and fragmented. It is for this reason that we must reconnect with and develop a deeper, more conscious connection with our soul.

Read more…….

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Herbal Jedi: Willow Bark Medicine, Magic and More..

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ThoughtCo: Chrysanthemum Folklore & Magic

When autumn rolls in, most of the flowers in our gardens are dying off, but the chrysanthemum is just beginning to bloom. Found in an array of colors from whites and purples to bright yellows and reds to rustic oranges and browns, the chrysanthemum is a popular fall flower, and has a rich history of folklore and myth behind it.

Read more……

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MBG: September 2020 Monthly Horoscope: What’s In The Stars For You?

We’re not gonna lie: The outlook for the rest of the year looking pretty intense. We’ve got Mercury retrograde through election season, two more eclipses, a final Jupiter-Pluto meetup, and the “Great Conjunction” of Jupiter and Saturn to navigate before 2021 arrives.

Read more……

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Daily Good: Dial Up the Magic of This Moment


It seems to me that almost all our sadnesses are moments of tension, which we feel as paralysis because we no longer hear our astonished emotions living.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Dial Up the Magic of This Moment

“Few people have stood at the gates of hope through world wars and environmental crises and personal loss with more dignity, wisdom, and optimism than Joanna Macy during her six decades as a Buddhist scholar, environmental activist, and pioneering philosopher of ecology. Macy is also the world’s greatest translator-enchantress of Rainer Maria Rilke, in whose poetry she found refuge upon the sudden and devastating death of the love of her life after fifty-six years of marriage.” More in this beautiful piece from Brain Pickings. { read more }

Be The Change

For more inspiration, read this passage from Rilke, and sit with its wisdom: “We Move in Infinite Space.”

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In the Sheepy Realm – The Costasiella Seaslug

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Meeting Plants with Loving Attention
by Anne-Marie Fryer Wiboltt

The nettle season is soon over, however there is still time to dry the tops for nettle infusion or make a little side dish of cooked nettles seasoned with butter and salt. But before we do that let us take a moment to be with a growing nettle plant under the shady trees at the edge of the forest. When we sit down quietly and notice the nettle plant we may discover, although it is not the ordinary way of observing the natural world, that we are in fact looking at creative cosmic forces at work.

Read Here…….

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Treehugger: Why Do Birds Migrate at Night?

While plenty of birds — such as swallows, hawks, and hummingbirds — migrate during the day, the majority of land birds travel at night. Although it would seem more difficult to fly when it’s dark, there are good reasons for the nighttime maneuvers.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Look west after sunrise for the daytime moon

The September 2020 full moon has passed. Now the moon is in a waning gibbous phase, which means it rises in the east later and later each evening. Beginning around the morning of September 3 or 4, 2020, look west after sunrise for the daytime moon.

Read more……

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Patheos-Pagan: The Varieties of Wicca

The tradition that we today refer to as “Wicca” first went public in England during the early 1950’s. Originally an initiation-only tradition, by the 1970’s dozens of Wiccan traditions had popped up in Europe and North America. Today there are Wiccans on at least six of the seven continents, and despite “Wicca bashing” being rather fashionable over the last ten years, Wicca is still the largest Magickal Pagan Tradition under the umbrella.

Read more…….

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Pagan Playlist: Lullaby of Woe (The Witcher) ~ Ashley Serena

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Inner Journey: WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

“I never know what I think about something until I read what I’ve written on it.”
— William Faulkner

What have you been thinking lately?

Do you know? We get so accustomed to our thoughts that we lose awareness of them. We don’t see how they are stuck in old habitual patterns, most of which don’t serve us.

Take time to journal so you can capture your thoughts on paper. By doing so, you will begin to take control of your mind and use it to best advantage.

“When you choose to understand [and] exercise control over the functions and attributes of your own mind, you will be empowered to create your own reality, to be completely self-reliant and totally prosperous.”
— The Delfin Knowledge System

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Score!

Your fears are ebbing, your confidence is rising, and proof that I exist can now be felt in your touch by loved ones, found in your smile by friends, and seen in your countenance by strangers.

Everything, for you, will now begin getting easier, happier, and zippier.

Giving new meaning to the adage, “Be the ball” –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cinnamon Roll crusted Apple Pie: A Fall Treat you Won’t Want to Share

What’s more classically American than apple pie?
The end of summer screams for warm apple pie and vanilla ice cream.

If you want to mix it up a little this year with your end-of-summer apple picking haul, this Cinnamon Roll Crusted Apple Pie is the perfect mix of apple-pie and cinnamon rolls

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Energy: masculine

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli 
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
September 3, 2020

Discovery
“The secret of all those who make discoveries is that they regard nothing as impossible.”

-Justus Leibig (1803-1973)


When we are open to infinite possibilities we know that there is a solution to every problem, an answer to every question. It might take investigation, and experimentation, determination and a lot of faith – but with this mind-set, a discovery will be made

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

People may come to you for help in making a difficult decision or two. This will be second nature to you and no decision will be beyond your capabilities. The World is not so big that it can hold choices you are unable to make or decisions that could overwhelm you. Be exceptionally confident, capable, and at ease in public and private sectors today.

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 February 1, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 1, 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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Little darling,
I feel that ice is slowly melting
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s all right.

-The Beatles (released 1969)

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Spirit Library: Prepare for Chinese New Year – Thriving in Year of Earth Pig or Boar

As you prepare for the Earth pig or boar year and the next steps on your path, I suggest being mindful of breakthroughs available in these moments of revolutionary change. The current energies indeed support breakthroughs and shifts in outmoded viewpoints. Continue reading to understand how you can benefit most from this juncture

https://spiritlibrary.com/selacia/prepare-for-chinese-new-year-thriving-in-year-of-earth-pig-or-boar

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MBG: Monthly Horoscope: Why You Might Want To Put Your Valentine’s Day Plans On Hold This Year

The shortest month of 2019 is one of its most action-packed. Just when we all figured out how to say “super blood Wolf Moon lunar eclipse” without tying our tongues, February sweeps in with its own kind of intensity. We’re all being pushed to make uncomfortable but crucial changes.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/february-2019-horoscope

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Daily Good: The Universe as an Infinite Storm of Beauty

Taking a walk in a quiet woods, gazing up into the night sky, or even walking in a crowd in a large city somewhere in the world, we may find ourselves having transcendent moments along with John Muir. These moments awaken us to our place within the universe at the same time that they disorient us as we realize how small we are. In this piece, writer Maria Popova helps us to see through John Muir’s eyes that our smallness is what connects us so universally to everything else that is. In being humbled, no longer do we get lost in the illusion that humans dominate creation. With Muir as our guide, we can realize that we are joined to everything else in creation.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2178/the-universe-as-an-infinite-storm-of-beauty-maria-popova/

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Herbal Muse: 5 Herbs for Congestion and Cough

Few things are worse than an annoying tickle in the back of the throat, or a relentless, hacking cough that seems to hang on forever. Conventional cough syrups can help with symptoms, but they are usually laden with alcohol and other ingredients that cause drowsiness or are otherwise unsuitable for some people, including children. Fortunately, there are several few herbal allies that are effective at reducing congestion and cough we can turn to.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2019/01/29/5-Herbs-for-Congestion-and-Cough

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EarthSky News: Will you catch the moon and Saturn before sunrise February 2?

Have you seen Saturn yet? It’s just now returning to the east before sunup. Before dawn on February 2, 2019, see if you can catch the slender waning crescent moon near Saturn. Watch for the twosome to appear low in the southeast as darkness gives way to dawn (90 to 75 minutes before sunrise).

https://earthsky.org/tonight/catch-moon-saturn-before-sunrise-february-2

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Patheos-Pagan: The Truth Of “A Witch That Can’t Hex, Can’t Heal”

These days there seems to be growing divide between magickal practitioners who claim the truth of witchery compared to those who embrace a lighter form of the craft. The expression “a witch that can’t hex, can’t heal” is often offered as a counterpoint to sayings like “harm none,” but what does this saying truly mean?

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/keepingherkeys/2019/01/the-truth-of-a-witch-that-cant-hex-cant-heal/

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Inner Journey:

FEELING TRAPPED? SLOW DOWN!

“If you’re having difficulty coming up with new ideas, then slow down. For me, slowing down has been a tremendous source of creativity. It has allowed me to open up — to know that there’s life under the earth and that I have to let it come through me in a new way. Creativity exists in the present moment. You can’t find it anywhere else.”
— Natalie Goldberg

Feeling trapped in some way? Give yourself space. Space to do nothing but breathe. To intentionally relax those tight muscles. To just for a few precious minutes, let it all go.

The world will keep turning if you tune out for a short while. And your world will begin to recover its balance.

“It’s important to be heroic, ambitious, productive, efficient, creative, and progressive, but these qualities don’t necessarily nurture soul. The soul has different concerns, of equal value: downtime for reflection, conversation, and reverie; beauty that is captivating and pleasuring; relatedness to the environs and to people; and any animal’s rhythm of rest and activity.”
— Thomas Moore

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

As mentioned in the brochures used for recruiting alien life forms from distant realities: “‘Time and Space’ is where you’re never judged, only loved, anyone can be a rock star, and your keys will be wherever you left them.”

Spot on, huh?

Wiki this,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Potato Tahdig (Crispy Potato Cake)

Tahdig is a traditional savoury Persian treat. What started as the crispy crust that got stuck to the bottom of your pan has rapidly become the most sought-after part of the meal. I like to eat it with stews. I learned how to make it from my mother, who learned how to make it from her mother in law, who was an amazing cook, God rest her soul. 🙂

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Potato-Tahdig-Crispy-Potato-Cake.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena 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, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
February 1, 2019 

Commitment

“If you don’t wake up with something in your stomach every day that makes you think, “I want to make this movie,” it’ll never get made.”

-Sherry Lansing
A commitment isn’t something we have to talk ourselves into. It’s identifying something we believe in so much, and want for ourselves so much, that it becomes a part of who we are. A commitment involves caring, and dedication, and loyalty beyond any distractions.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Easy Ways to Shake Off a Bad Day
You don’t have to stay in the dumps all day.
How many times have you been stuck in a funk all day? Maybe your morning got off to a bad start, and you never really managed to turn that around. Perhaps you had a fight with someone during the afternoon, and your irritable mood persisted long after the actual argument had ended.
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/6-easy-ways-to-shake-off-a-bad-day.aspx#afzZhGamwGrtgWTt.99

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