Thought For The Day: August 28, 2020 “Music Is Life”

Happy Friday,

Music is everywhere and everything has it’s own rhythm, it’s own beat. From the music we listen to, to the sounds of nature or the sounds of the city.Sometimes its a combination of sound. Music can heal, calm, and inspire and everyone has their favorites. Most of all music makes us feel. Today I challenge you to try a new genre of music and see where it takes you, how it activates what lies within. Let your spirit soar!

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 9, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 9, 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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Light and wind are running
over the headed grass
as though the hill had
melted and now flowed.
-Wendell Berry (b. 1934)

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** Mercury Retrograde from June 18- July 12

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July Events & Holidays

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST

July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 12 Mercury goes direct

July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST

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Spirit Library: Disruption (a message from Kate Spreckley)

There is a definite increase in the frequency of the incoming energies and the pace shows no sign of slowing down. Life is mirroring back to us our deepest fears, our most hardened beliefs and the patterns we have developed to cope in the world.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: The Different Types of Pagan Deities

Many Pagan deities are associated with various aspects of the human experience – love, death, marriage, fertility, and so forth. Still others are connected to different phases of the agricultural cycle, the moon, and the sun

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Green Earth Witch: When Chicken Spirit Calls I Answer

As I worked in my kitchen, saving chicken meat from leftover bones after dinner, Chicken Spirit decided to give me an interesting experience. Holding a cleaned up piece of wing bone in my hand, I received a strong sense of “keep this.” Surprising but not unwelcome. So, after holding the small bone a moment longer I set it aside.

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Color Pink
Color is a vital part of a visual symbol and the Color Pink has deep significance. It is used in symbols all over the world to represent emotions, politics, religion, gender, science, art and mythology.

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Anilah – Medicine Chant

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Elephant Journal: Hawaiian Values to help us get through a COVID-19 Summer.

With travel, outings, and events being cancelled this summer due to the global pandemic, it can put a dampener on things.
Recent events have also caused a lot of fear, uncertainty, and guilt.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: Don’t Buy Birdseed — Grow It

Have you priced birdseed lately? It’s expensive.

A family could enjoy some nice dinners for what it costs to fill backyard bird feeders.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Venus brightest, near Aldebaran, around July 10

On July 10, 2020, the dazzling planet Venus reaches a big milestone in the morning sky, as this world displays its greatest illuminated extent. It’s around this time that Venus beams most brilliantly in our sky. What’s more, Venus is near a bright star now, Aldebaran, the fiery Eye of the Bull in the constellation Taurus. So right now is a great time to look for Venus in the east before sunrise!

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Patheos-Pagan: Tarot Poetry of Venus Retrograde Revelations

The recent period of Venus retrograde helped me find my back from the brink. This poem emerged as a revelation, refocusing, and re-dedication, as I’d gotten quite lost along my spiritual journey these last years.

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Pagan Playlist: Japanese Music – Shakuhachi flute The Art of blowing Zen by Rodrigo Rodriguez

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Inner Journey:

CREATE CONSCIOUSLY

“No man has a chance to enjoy permanent success until he begins to look in a mirror for the real cause of all his mistakes.”
— Napoleon Hill

The law of karma is the law of cause and effect. It works unavoidably when there is no consciousness — when we are not present in the moment. When there is no consciousness, the past creates the future.

The law of Love supersedes the law of karma. It intervenes in the process by focusing in the present. In fact, one could say that Love is being fully present. When anything is initiated in Love in the present, the future of that reality will be purposeful, meaningful, loving and powerful.

“He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have forgotten its cause.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

“In my beginning is my end.”
— T.S. Eliot

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A Note from the Universe 

Best I can figure the reason some get down-and-out, lose motivation, and watch too much TV is that they’ve somehow forgotten just how fast things can change, and they’ve yet to discover just how good they can get.

Even you are going to be surprised.

Cool, huh?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Summer Special Shrimp and Fruit Fried Rice

This light and easy recipe is ideal for a weeknight meal, or anytime you have leftover rice. Serve hot with a chilled cucumber and tomato salad.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday 

Thursday (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
July 9, 2020 
Promises
“An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.”

-Mae West (1893-1980)
This has been said a dozen different ways: “The proof is in the pudding,” “Talk is cheap,” and “Show me the money!” among them. It’s the follow-through that really matters. Otherwise our words are meaningless. We’ve got to “walk the talk” and demonstrate our honesty and integrity

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Patience is your secret weapon to face down all obstacles today. Take your good old time to make sure you understand what needs to be done, for whom, why, and how. This methodical approach may not be your natural or favorite one, and it might annoy someone who has a different opinion of how urgent the issue is. Nonetheless, patience will get you through the day with fewer, if any, mishaps.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 7, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 7, 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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‘Tis the middle watch of a summer night–
The earth is dark, but the heavens are bright;
Naught is seen in the vault on high
But the moon, and the stars, and the cloudless sky.
-Joseph Rodman Drake (1795-1820)

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** Mercury Retrograde from June 18- July 12

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July Events & Holidays

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST

July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 12 Mercury goes direct

July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST

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Spirit Library: Navigating With Clarity (a message from Kate Spreckley)

All around us life is shifting and changing paving the way for a new way of living and being. As a result, we are being urged to reassess and review our life and the choices we are faced with at this time.

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ThoughtCo: Lugh, Master of Skills

Similar to the Roman god Mercury, Lugh was known as a god of both skill and the distribution of talent. There are countless inscriptions and statues dedicated to Lugh, and Julius Caesar himself commented on this god’s importance to the Celtic people.

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Treehugger: Do Leaves Have Such Different Shapes?
By Christian Cotroneo

There’s one thing about leaves that science has long agreed upon: They only grow so big as available water allows — but not so big that the whole plant overheats.

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Starlight Witch: The Allure of the Swamp Witch

A few years ago, I started calling myself a swamp witch when a certain mood swept over me. It could only be described as complete and utter disdain for modern society and its expectations.

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Today’s DIY: Make pigment from flower petals!

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Elephant Journal: 3 Steps to help us Lose the Lack Mindset & Manifest Abundance.

Many of us carry unhealed trauma like open wounds.
We feed our trauma, keeping it alive in our current reality, via our emotions. These emotions can create energy blocks that cause us to both lose money in our business, and a sense of success in our everyday lives.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: 11 Wondrous Facts About Praying Mantises

From extreme camouflage to sexual cannibalism, these pious-looking carnivores are as exquisite as they are fearsome.
Named for their prominent front legs that fold together in a supine gesture suggesting an act of devotion, the praying mantis comes off as serene and soulful.

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EarthSky News: Vega and its constellation Lyra

Tonight, look eastward during the evening hours, and it’s hard to miss the season’s signature star formation, called the Summer Triangle. Its stars – Vega, Deneb and Altair – are the first three to light up the eastern half of sky after sunset, and their bright and sparkling radiance is even visible from light-polluted cities or on a moonlit night.

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Patheos-Pagan: Irish-American Witchcraft: Spiritual Titles, Terms, and Identity

Identity is an often tricky thing and something which shifts and changes during our lives, but paradoxically helps us to define who we are within ourselves and our communities. Across paganism there are a multitude of titles and terms we see applied by people and to people and these labels can both clarify and confuse our understanding of each other.

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Pagan Playlist: Fluyendo – with Joshua Wenzl – LIVE by the river in Brasil

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Inner Journey:

You are complete

“Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else.”
— Wayne Dyer

Close your eyes and imagine that everything you are is enough. You don’t need to be better or different — you’re great just as you are. Can you experience the peace and contentment that owning that perspective brings?

Moving into such total acceptance does not mean that we stop growing. When we can accept who we are now, we open the doors to our own inspiration to do and be even more!

“Wherever you are is always the right place. There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are.”
— Julia Cameron

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A Note from the Universe 
Pssst… Hey, gorgeous!

Want to know a secret?

Everything in your life is a symbol.

A reflection. A clue. A reminder.

Of what you understand, and of what you don’t, made manifest.

Look to the beauty for truth. And to what hurts, for its beauty.

Your biggest fan

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Upgrade Your Holiday Fruit Salad With This Grilled Watermelon & Pineapple

Summer barbecue tables aren’t complete without a fruit salad, and though we’ve no problem with a classic bowl of chopped fresh fruit—you can do better than that.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Tuesday (masculine)

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
July 7, 2020 

Promises
“An honest man’s word is as good as his bond.”

-Cervantes (1547-1616)

 
When we make a promise, it is important that we keep it. When we do, then we are being true to the person we made the promise to, and also true to ourselves. Our words carry weight. And our actions have consequences. It we want to be trusted, we must be trustworthy

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

Embrace now as a joyful day. At the start, look in the mirror and see the joy that’s already in your eyes. Work with contentment, spend quality time with friends and family, and share your love of life with every stranger you meet. You don’t have to be overbearing and surprise people with your happiness. What you truly feel will shine on its own. The little things may bring you the most joy.

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/

Making Room:  Cat’s Angel Message for April 28, 2020

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Making Room:  Cat’s Angel Message for April 28, 2020

April Theme: We are being challenged to change ourselves, the way we think and the way we do things. You have the power to make things happen and the Universe is on your side.


Spirit is always waiting to rush into us, but we are too full of worldly things. It is like trying to pour fine wine into a cup filled with mud – the wine is waiting, but the mud must be removed first. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


428:  Abundance comes in many forms (material gain, money, friends, love, and necessities) to name just a few. However, we quite often find ourselves concentrating on only a single form of abundance. The key to true abundance lies in being open to it and inviting ALL forms into your life. While we all need specific help at times staying open will always serve us best. The Angels are telling us ” Do not place limits and conditions on our requests. These things keep us from supplying you with the steady flow of abundance that we are capable of providing.” By staying open and allowing ourselves to receive we find that we are richer on all levels which makes us more complete. Reap the benefits of your request by simply asking for blessings of abundance on all levels!


Today’s Spiritual Helpers include:

Archangel Raziel can assist us in both embracing our unique divine magic and in the overall manifestation process. He tells us that growth and freedom can be found when we let go of what we have outgrown as well as our limiting self-beliefs and fears all of which hold us back from achieving and creating the life we want.

The Ascended Master Solomon helps us to take what we are given and make the most of it. He teaches us how to do things more efficiently as he guides us through difficult situations. Focus and efficiency help us in our quest for personal evolution and help create the necessary stepping stones we need to move ahead.

The Hindu Goddess Devi helps us to find meaning in our lives and gently guides us in learning to follow our own inner wisdom. She says “Take my hand and let me guide you on your journey of self discovery. You need only look within to find your true meaning. Release your cares to me and I will purify your heart and spirit so that new information can be sent to you. “


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Sunstone brings personal empowerment and fights procrastination. It brings out our natural optimism, self-confidence and promotes our natural flow of abundance and is linked to all benevolent deities and brings good fortune and luck.

Tiger’s Eye (Gold) helps build a bridge between you and your power. It shows us the correct way to use our power and invites our integrity forward. It is also a stone of abundance and draws good things to us while helping us see the blessings we have. Tiger’s Eye helps us to accomplish our goals by showing us how to recognize and access our inner resources and the promotion of clear intentions. It is a stone of luck and prosperity and works with the energies of both earth and sun, it also helps with grounding while drawing spiritual energies to earth.

Zincite helps to remove energy blocks which gets our life force flowing, which aids our manifestation process. It also restores our energy when it becomes depleted by giving away too much of ourselves to others.


Blessings for a magickal day! Cat


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Thought For The Day: April 16, 2020 “Flights of Imagination”

Happy Thursday,

The power of music is an amazing thing. It can boost our mood and take us away to another place where we can let go of our worries. We all have our favorite genres. Today I challenge you to listen to something new. There are so many artists and styles to choose from so pick something that you have never listened to and let it open a whole new world!

 

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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 5, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 5, 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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In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.
-Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

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Natural Living ideas: How To Grow Luffa & Turn Them Into Sponges

Luffa (sometimes spelt loofah or loofa), otherwise known as a ridge gourd, is a popular fruit to grow in the garden, but often not for food, but for making sponges.

Much of the marketing of luffas, shows the sponge in a seaside setting, surrounded by pretty shells and the like, leading many to believe they’re some kind of “Sponge Bob,” or the remains of an ocean creature, but they’re actually the fibrous flesh of the mature luffa gourd.

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ThoughtCo: How to Use Spring Flowers in Magic

As spring arrives, our gardens begin to bud and eventually bloom. For hundreds of years, the plants that we grow have been used in magic. Flowers, in particular, are often connected with a variety of magical uses

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February Facts:

The word February has been derived from the word ‘februa’, which translates to purification and cleansing, adapted from the Roman ‘Festival of Purification’, and muses pre-Spring rituals. ‘Februo’ literally means ‘I purify by sacrifice’.

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Daily Good: Meaning and the Song of the Soul

“Meaning is what calls from the depths of the soul.
It is the song that sings us into life. Whether we have a meaningful life depends upon whether we can hear this song, this primal music of the sacred. The sacred is not something primarily religious or even spiritual. It is not a quality we need to learn or to develop. It belongs to the primary nature of all that is. When our ancestors knew that everything they could see was sacred, this was not something taught but instinctively known. It was as natural as sunlight, as necessary as breathing. It is a fundamental recognition of the wonder, beauty and divine nature of the world. And from this sense of the sacred, real meaning is born, the meaning that makes our hearts sing with the deepest purpose of being alive.” Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee shares more in this beautiful passage. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: DIY Witchcraft Pagan Prayer Beads and Athame

This video consists of me talking about my Prayer Beads and Athame as a DIY project!

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MNN: Get ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count
4-day event is a chance to enjoy nature while helping bird populations.

Valentine’s Day weekend marks the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), a four-day event that makes “citizen scientists” out of bird watchers and nature lovers across North America. The campaign is part of a broad effort to keep tabs on the continent’s bird populations, using volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to supplement more formal research.

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EarthSky News:  Moon and Gemini February 6 and 7

At present, the waxing gibbous moon is bright enough to erase many stars from the blackboard of night. But you’ll likely still see the two bright Gemini “twins” – the stars Castor and Pollux – in the moon’s glare. Another bright star is nearby; it’s Procyon, brightest star in the constellation Canis Minor the Lesser Dog, also known as the Little Dog Star.

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Patheos-Pagan: Impossible Shapes: Devotion

This is a post that originally appeared on the 3 Pagans and a Cat website on June 20th, 2018. It was an attempt to put devotion, faith, and the experience of the divine into language. It was an attempt at expressing the numinous. I am no more able to describe the experience it attempts to convey now than I was then. Some things just are. You’ll know them when you feel them.

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Inner Journey:

LIVE LIFE FULLY

“Time is life. It is irreversible and irreplaceable. To waste your time is to waste your life, but to master your time is to master your life and make the most of it.”
— Alan Lakein

Refuse to feel USED by life! Make full use of it instead.

To do this, we initially need to take control of the time of our lives. Time management is life management, from the inside out. It’s an INSIDE job. You already have everything you need. You have the power to create a life of meaning, fulfillment and joy.

Your challenge is to find what works for you! Review the literature but make your own decisions. To do this, you’ll need to:

Get to know yourself — your desires and passions, rhythms, styles, challenges, needs and habits.

Be aware that you always have choice. Claim your independence and power to choose what is right for your life, moment by moment.

“Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”
— M. Scott Peck

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A Note from the Universe

Ever wonder how many angels you have?
All of them.
They insisted,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: One-Pot Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Making healthy swaps and including variety through ingredients, colours and textures helps keep mealtime satisfying and liveable. Using butternut squash in macaroni and cheese reduces calories without sacrificing flavour or comfort.

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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
February 5, 2020 

Courage

“Courage: to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends.”

-Euripides (485?-406 B.C.)

Courage is such a big word when we think about all that it means and all that it represents. There’s the courage it takes to fight for what we believe in. There’s the courage that we find when we need the strength to face adversity. We think of courage as being associated with heroes – and yet we all have the capacity to be courageous. We can all be heroes.

-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 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 11, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 11, 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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Bending above the spicy woods which blaze,
Arch skies so blue they flash, and hold the sun
Immeasurably far.
-Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-85)

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Spiritual Unite: Leaf Symbolic Meaning – Life Giving And Taking

The symbolic meaning of the leaf and leaves is as old as time.
We can find extensive symbolism from cultures all around the world for the plants they grow.

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ThoughtCo: Herne, God of the Wild Hunt

Behind the Myth
Unlike the majority of deities in the Pagan world, Herne has his origins in a local folktale, and there is virtually no information available to us via primary sources. Although he is sometimes seen as an aspect of Cernunnos, the Horned God, the Berkshire region of England is the home to story behind the legend.

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MBG: A Simple Meditation For Cultivating Gratitude For Our Veterans, From A Military Wife

Taking a deep breath in through the nose and slowly exhaling through the mouth, I am still.
I wonder what you envision when you hear the word veteran. Do you see images of courageous men storming the beaches of Normandy?

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Herbal Muse: How to Make Dandelion Bitters

In 18th century Europe, herbal bitters were commonly served tableside at formal dinners and other gatherings as digestifs to stimulate digestion before and after indulging in food and drink. By the early 19th century, barkeeps used a variety of bitters as flavoring additives as they created new and adventurous alcoholic concoctions. In fact, this is how the modern cocktail was born. The term cocktail first appeared in the April 1803 edition of Farmer’s Cabinet and was defined as “a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters.”

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Elephant Journal: Full Moon in Taurus: Tap into your Power & Authenticity to stop abandoning yourself & seeking Unhealthy Pleasures (November 12).

We all seek comfort, pleasure, good things, and somebody, in some form, to accompany us in this journey called life.
It’s so easy to fall prey to all the “things” we can obtain in a lifetime. It’s even easier to get lost chasing someone else’s dream and living your life only to get the fantasy “perfect life” the majority have been conditioned to believe

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MNN: Senior dogs and veterans are better together
One Last Treat pairs them up with beautiful results.

A longtime Marine in Vietnam, Detroit veteran Greg Brabaw was living at home with no family and few friends when someone reached out to the Vet Friends Foundation organization (originally called One Last Treat) on his behalf. They thought Brabaw might be a good candidate for the group’s program pairing vets with senior dogs looking for homes. Soon, the grizzled Brabaw met Pops, a little Chihuahua

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EarthSky News: Scorpius? Here’s your constellation

Scorpius the Scorpion – the southernmost constellation of the Zodiac – is a major showpiece of the starry sky. This J-shaped assemblage of stars actually looks like its namesake. The red star Antares is fortuitously placed in the sky just where the Scorpion’s Heart should be. What’s more, the fishhook-shaped Scorpion’s Stinger – made up of two stars, Shaula and Lesath – dips into the Milky Way’s stream of stars, allowing you to catch many a galactic treasure.

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: You are a Spell of Growing & Integrating: Tapping into the Full Moon to Celebrate Yourself, Exactly as You Are in this Moment

The moon wanes and waxes, shrinks and grows. We fall back, we step forward. Each month, I think about what I want to bring into my life leading up to the full moon and what I want to remove from my life as it moves to new.

Read more…

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Inner Journey:

THEN AND NOW

“Time is not a line, but a series of now points.”
— Taisen Deshimaru

We understand time as a continuum. Our memories link the moments of the past and our imaginations draw on the patterns of our memories to project the future.

If we leave the movies of the mind behind, time can only be experienced now — moment by precious moment. Open in awareness to what is happening right now. Appreciate all that is. Immerse yourself in the joy and wonder of every now and life will be a gift.

“The responsibility for both present and future is in our own hands. If we live right today, then tomorrow has to be right.”
— Eknath Easwaran

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A Note from the Universe

Who will you re-fall in love with today?

Whe-e-e-e-e-e…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Banana Almond Flour Muffins

Here’s a simple, healthy and tasty muffin recipe. All ingredients mixed together in just one bowl. Hope you try these and enjoy some banana almond flour muffins!

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Tarot: The Devil

Some days you just want to be self-indulgent, and today is one of those days. Put those feelings on the back burner while at work or out in public. After the serious part of the day is over, the danger actually increases for you. Don’t overindulge and make yourself sick or regretful. Sometimes too much of a good thing is too much, and you want to start tomorrow feeling good

astrology.com

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 23, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 23, 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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There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted upon, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.
-Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64)

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Pagan Library: Samhain by Kenny Klein (poem)

Red leaves are carried in the salt west wind
And turn to brown on dry soil.
The sun is bright still, but not warm
On the last rich gold of scattered fall.
The great wheel turns, another year
Old, bright gold with death.

Read more

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ThoughtCo: Best Children’s Halloween Books

Whether your child is a preschooler, an independent reader, or somewhere in between, I have a children’s book for Halloween to recommend. You’ll find some not-too-scary picture books, one pretty scary picture book, a tale about scary carrots, of all things, and a cumulative tale, among others.

Read more…..

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MBG: Scorpio Season Is Here: It’s Time For Intimacy & Transformation

Scorpio season kicks off on October 23, bringing an air of mystery to the world. With the Sun in this shape-shifting sign until November 22, focus your energy on intimacy, transformation, and sharing resources for the win!

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Folklore – Halloween Superstitions and Legends

While we Pagans are celebrating Samhain on October 31 (or at the beginning of May, if you’re one of our southern hemisphere readers), for many of our friends and neighbors, this is the Halloween season.

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Elephant Journal: 5 Ways to Manifest Health & Happiness through Healing Crystals.

Are you worried about your overall health and happiness?
Or, are you just wondering how you can improve or maintain it? Or, perhaps you know someone close to you who might be in need of help in this aspect? Well, ponder no more. “Healing crystals” will help you with just that.

Read more……

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Did you know…

In antiquity, butter was used for fuel in lamps as a substitute for oil. The Butter Tower of Rouen Cathedral was erected in the early 16th century when Archbishop Georges d’Amboise authorized the burning of butter instead of oil, which was scarce at the time, during Lent.

Read more…..

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MNN: This savvy toad pretends to be a deadly viper

A plump toad would seem like a tasty treat for any hungry predator. After all, toads aren’t typically fleet of foot. And they’re typically a delicious bite that won’t bite back

Read more……

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EarthSky News: See moon, Leo, and Mars before daybreak

Before dawn on October 23 and 24, 2019, watch as the moon slides in front of the constellation Leo the Lion. Then, as the morning darkness begins to give way to dawn, watch for the planet Mars to climb above the sunrise point on the horizon.

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Patheos-Pagan: Simple Witchery: Reclaiming the Crone

The Maiden, Mother, Crone (MMC) archetype is taking a beating in many circles of modern witchcraft. Some scholarly witches call out the MMC as perhaps the earliest device of the patriarchy to keep women in their place, primarily by entrapping women in the duties motherhood and then rendering them worthless as they age beyond fertility

Read more…..

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Inner Journey: 

SPACE TO EXPLORE

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

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

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

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A Note from the Universe

Are you hearing a lot more “I love yous” lately,  or is it just me?

Actually, I wouldn’t have asked if the answer wasn’t so obvious, but it is fun to point it out.

Get it on,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Halloween Cheese Ball Recipes

With a little imagination you can make some delicious, spooky appetizers for your holiday celebration.

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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, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, 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
October 23, 2019

Wonder

“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.”

-Helen Keller, 1902

We see what we choose to see. Helen Keller could not physically see with her eyes- and yet she could see with her heart, she could experience wonder. Her life, and the way she chose to live her life, is such an inspiration to us. There is wonder all around us, but do we choose to see it?

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: Justice

You have a great force of will today and it could be easy to push around someone less driven than you. Try to do things right the first time so there’s less “clean-up” tomorrow, when people may be less forgiving or understanding. Do what’s important first, rather than what is easiest or the most fun. You can do that some other time but today it won’t work

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)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 10, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 10, 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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Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
-Emily Jane Bronte (1818-48)

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Spiritual Unite:  Starseed Types – All Bringing A New Age

There are many Starseed types – some of which you will have heard, others that are lesser-known.
All of them are important to the process of Ascension that is currently underway on our beautiful planet, Earth

Read more………………

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Customs and Folklore

Interested in learning about some of the traditions behind the celebrations of the late harvest? Let’s look at some of the customs and folklore behind the Samhain season – learn why black cats are considered unlucky, how trick-or-treating became so popular and more.

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Daily Good: What Is Your Hearth of Hearths?

“Where–or what–is your hearth of hearths? Where is the place you feel most alive or connected? What is the thing that reminds you who you are and to what (or whom) you belong? In all the world, what do you call home? These are some of the questions that Annick Smith and Susan O’Connor pondered as they edited Hearth: A Global Conversation on Identity, Community, and Place. In the preface, they describe how the “idea for a book about hearth started on the rim of the Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island” when author, revered elder, and teacher Pualani Kanahele–who describes her hearth as the volcano–asked others to consider their own hearths: “Invite guests to your home,” she said, “and over a generous offering of food ask them where their hearth is.”” { read more }

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Individalogist: A Guide to Spiritual Dreams: Everything You Need To Know

The dream state is often a topic that is shrouded with much intrigue and mystery. As we are able to experience things in a realistic manner, the dream state seems to be an avenue where anything can come true.

However, most of the time, we don’t really have that much control over our dreams.

Read more…………………

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Elephant Journal: 8 Things Trees can teach us about the Art of Transformation in Autumn.

The first hint of autumn comes when my coworkers start buying pumpkin-spice lattes.
Usually that same week, I have to start dodging falling acorns on my strolls under urban oaks to avoid a concussion.

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MNN: This forest language from the age of Vikings may soon disappear
Elfdalian is spoken by less than 2,500 people in Swedish town.

In a remote part of Sweden surrounded by mountains, valleys and thick forests, the community of Älvdalen is desperately attempting to preserve its unique heritage.
Up until the mid-20th century, the town of some 1,800 inhabitants spoke a language called Elfdalian, believed to be the closest descendant of Old Norse, the language of the Vikings.

Read more……………….

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EarthSky News: Watch for Sirius, sky’s brightest star 

If you’re up before daybreak, take a moment to see the sky’s brightest star, Sirius, on these October mornings. This star is so brilliant that you can even see it from a light-polluted city. Click here to find out when Sirius will rise tonight from your part of the world.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Spiral Labyrinth: Beauty and Mystery at Samhain

This Samhain, for only the third time, Denton CUUPS will present The Spiral Labyrinth. As part of our ritual, we will spiral into the center widdershins, then spiral out deosil, spending the time meditating on our lives, our ancestors, and the Otherworldly persons who would speak with us

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Inner Journey: 

LABELS LIMIT US

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
— Lao Tzu

How do you label yourself? How do you label others?

Be aware that any label is limiting. Labels stick us in a box where there’s no room to move. Today, experience how it feels to let go of the labels to rest in ‘I am.’ Feel the freedom, the spaciousness, the infinite potential of simply being.

“As long as I am this or that, I am not all things.”
— Meister Eckhart

“Your only limitations are those you set up in your mind, or permit others to set up for you.”
— Og Mandino

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A Note from the Universe

You chose to be who you now are, you came here to thrive, the odds always seem steep, still, the game is rigged in your favor, you knew what you were doing, your demons aren’t real, fear was part of the deal, love is all you need, you’re never alone, thoughts become things… and you still look absolutely amazing in jeans.

Beaming,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Butternut Squash with Macintosh Apples

I just love winter squash. I like it a bit sweet, but do not like having to sweeten it with so much sugar. I thought maybe I could cook apples with it and sweeten it naturally. This is so good, you will love it and you will have the kids eating their veggies like never before!

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon, Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
October 10,  2019

Persistence

“Drop upon drop collected will make a river. Rivers upon rivers collected will make a sea.”

-Sa’Di (A.D. 1213? – 1292)

We’ve been doing WisdomNews for a few years now. It has been a great source of joy for me. When we first started out, there were just a few of us involved, and we basically started the list with our family and friends’ addresses. But we persisted, did a little advertising, whatever we could do inexpensively, and the list grew – drop by drop, person by person – we’ve got a little river going now – or at least a steady stream! Thank you for subscribing, and for contributing to this e-mail community. Someday we hope to be a sea – and we will keep writing and keep persisting because we love doing this! And thanks for sharing this with your friends because every drop counts!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

It may start out as an ordinary day but a situation may arise that uncovers talents that you had no clue you had. Be adaptable and be willing to say, “Yes, I’ll give that a try,” rather than automatically saying, “Well I’m not sure. I’ve never done that before.” Be positive, optimistic, and sure of yourself. It’s the perfect day to learn something useful and profitable as well as exciting.

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/

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Thought For the Day: Jan. 3, 2019 “Rock On”

Happy Thursday,

There is power in music. It can make you feel good, make a statement or bring people together. Music can be healing as well. Listen to your favorite “jams” today or find some new ones that move your body and spirit.  Turn it up and rock on!

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