Cat’s Morning Bits for July 30, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 30, 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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Between the dusk of a summer night
And the dawn of a summer day,
We caught at a mood as it passed in flight,
And we bade it stoop and stay.
-William Ernest Henley (1849-1903)

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August Events & Holidays

Aug 1 Lughnasadh/ Lammas NH/ Imbolc SH

Aug 2 Moon enters Aquarius

Aug 3 Full “Sturgeon” Moon 8:58 am PST/ 9:58 am MST/ 11;58 am EST

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 5 Moon enters Pisces

Aug 7 Moon enters Aries

Aug 10 Moon enters Taurus

Aug 11 3rd Qtr Moon 9:44 am PST/ 10:44 am MST/ 12:44 pm EST

Aug 12 Moon enters Gemini

Aug 14 National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Aug 14 Moon enters Cancer

to be cont…

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Spirit Library: The Magic of the Unknown (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As we move beyond our current limits of perception and into the vastness of soul we come to know and understand that everything is orchestrated in perfect and divine order.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Magical Days Of the Week

In many traditions of Paganism, days of the week are important aspects of effective spellcasting. For example, spells to do with abundance or prosperity could be done on Thursday, because it is associated with riches and desire

Read more…..

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Daily Good: DH Lawrence on Trees, Solitudes and What Roots Us

Now man cannot live without some vision of himself. But still less can he live with a vision that is not true to his inner experience and inner feeling.

– D.H. Lawrence –

DH Lawrence on Trees, Solitudes and What Roots Us

“A supreme challenge of human life is reconciling the longing to fulfill ourselves in union, in partnership, in love, with the urgency of fulfilling ourselves according to our own solitary and sovereign laws. Writing at the same time as Hesse, living in exile in the mountains, having barely survived an attack of the deadly Spanish Flu that claimed tens of millions of lives, the polymathic creative force D.H. Lawrence (September 11, 1885-March 2, 1930) took up the question of this divergent longing with great subtlety and splendor of insight in his autobiographically tinted novel ‘Aaron’s Rod’, rooting the plot’s climactic relationship resolution in a stunning passage about trees.”{ read more }

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The Witch of Wanderlust: Customizable Prosperity Oil || Spell Work

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Elephant Journal: 5 Valuable Lessons we Learn from our Twin Flame.

There are probably about a thousand lessons I have learned with and from my twin flame.
Some I would never ever want to repeat and others I wouldn’t mind experiencing again, but I have been reflecting on my journey thus far and all of how I have grown. I thought about all of the negativity that comes up between twins as they navigate this experience, and I thought I would share some positivity on what the twin flame connection can teach us if we are willing to be students.

Read more….

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Treehugger: How to Help Wildlife and Pets During a Heat Wave

You’re not the only one who has to figure out how to beat the heat. Pets may stay inside more, but they still need to venture outside during a heat wave. Wild animals also struggle to cope with heat waves and droughts.

Read more……

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EarthSky News: Moon, 2 bright planets at nightfall

As darkness falls in late July/early August 2020, let the bright moon introduce you to the king planet Jupiter and the ringed planet Saturn. From around the word on July 31, look for these two worlds beneath the moon, starting at nightfall. Although the glare of the almost-full waxing gibbous moon will wash many stars from the blackboard of night, Jupiter and Saturn should be bright enough to withstand the drenching moonlight.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Turning Tide

wind water fire earth
Wind, your baleful breath has stoked wildfires and razed dwellings. In times to come, waft your lovely voice over the backs of mother sea turtles. Bless the laying of their eggs. Stir sands of memory to send hatchlings scampering to the sea. Bring rain—brimming, brimming.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Ly O Lay Ale Loya (Circle Dance) ~ Native Song

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Inner Journey:

LIVING IN HARMONY

“Peace comes not from the absence of conflict, but from the ability to cope with it.”
— Unknown Source

Angeles Arrien says that life will be simple if we follow the four-fold way counselled by indigenous peoples:
1.Show up, being present with all four mental, emotional, physical and spiritual intelligences.
2.Pay attention to what has heart and meaning.
3.Tell the truth without blame or judgment.
4.Be open to outcome, not attached to outcome.

“Peace is not won by those who fiercely guard their differences, but by those who with open minds and hearts seek out connections.”
— Katherine Paterson

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

It takes a really special person someone quite extraordinary, to find true happiness in the lap of luxury surrounded by wealth and abundance, friends and laughter, and choices, choices, choices.

And funnily enough, it’s usually the exact same kind of person who can be happy without all that, spending time alone, maybe with a book, or some tools, or a dog for the odd distraction.

Get my drift?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Summer Lasagna

Zucchini takes the place of pasta in this recipe, making it lighter than a regular lasagna. Most people don’t realize that there is no pasta and think

Read more….

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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 30, 2020 
Style
“Styles, like everything else, change. Style doesn’t.”

Linda Ellerbee, 1991

 
There are so many different fashion trends and fads – they come and go as quickly as the magazines appear and disappear on the newsstands! We couldn’t possibly follow each one. And we wouldn’t want to! At a certain point in our lives, we find that all this is fun to observe, but we have to develop our own sense of style. We have to refer to ourselves to know what we like and don’t like, what works for us and what doesn’t. Being confident is always in style

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

Possibly a romantically disquieting day, you may begin to suspect that your love is not being returned, at least not in kind. Or perhaps you can’t bring yourself to return the affections of an ardent admirer. This might feel even worse. The head and heart don’t always speak the same language or have the same opinions. Be strong and as kind as you can.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 29, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 29, 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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April Events & Holidays

April 30 Walprgis Night

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When April blows his horn,
It’s good for hay and corn.
-Proverb

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Spirit Library: Maintain Your Balance (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are moving through a period of profound transition with the current energies and events pressing all of humanity towards a new awareness. A new awareness that reclaims truth. As a result, our experiences are forcing us to deeply and radically change.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: 12 Fertility Deities of Beltane

Beltane is a time of great fertility—for the earth itself, for animals, and of course for people as well. This season has been celebrated by cultures going back thousands of years, in a variety of ways, but nearly all shared the fertility aspect.

Read more…

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MBG: 5 Signs That You May Be An Ambivert & How To Thrive

Many of us have likely self-identified as introverts or extroverts, swearing by these labels. But in reality, these traits fall on a spectrum, rather than introversion and extroversion being mutually exclusive.

Read more….

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Today’s Pagan Corner: Witch’s Vlog 1 || Propagating Sage and Book of Shadows Work

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Daily Dream Meaning: Eyes

1. Being watched by strange, disembodied eyes indicates unexpected good fortune to come. If the eyes are particularly beautiful, this is a sign of success in romance and/or reassurance that you are surrounded by people who care for you. If there is only one eye watching you, this is the all-seeing Eye of God, and hints at success beyond your wildest dreams.
2. To go blind, to injure your eyes, or to get something in them is calling your attention to the fact that there is something or someone in your life that you’re not really seeing as they really are.
3. Light-colored eyes indicate a new friendship, while dark eyes hint that someone is sexually attracted to you.

astrology.com

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Wise Woman Herbal: A Tool for Compassionate Listening by Linda Conroy

When I was introduced to the wise woman tradition, I was curious about the tenant of compassionate listening. I heard this as compassionately listening to the self, the plants, nature and others, yet was not sure how to apply this. As I have deepened my understanding of compassionate listening, I have found several tools that have assisted me in bringing this tangibly into my life.

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: DIY Bath Bombs: How To Make Your Own At Home + 5 Spa-Quality Recipes

Sometimes, a nice, steamy bath can melt away stress as soon you sink into the tub. A bath bomb can especially elevate the experience, providing gorgeous colors and scents that can make your bath pretty ahhh-inducing.

Read more….

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Elephant Journal: A Healing Practice to Release Negative Energy.

I have thought of using several healing tools in the past few years in order to speed up my journey.
Reiki, yoga, trauma release exercises, and others.

I was trying to find a way to release negative emotions or sensations that I had within.

Read more…

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MNN: 7 spectacular facts about yaks

Yaks, as they’re called in China, may look like very hairy cattle, but they are more complicated than that simple explanation, and they have a long history with humans in the highlands of Asia.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: April’s 2nd first quarter moon on April 30

Tonight – April 30, 2020 – the moon is at or near its first quarter phase, as darkness falls around the world. At first quarter moon, the moon is 90 degrees east of the sun on the sky’s dome, and its disk is half-illuminated by sunshine. About one week from now – on May 7, 2020 – the moon will turn full when it’s 180 degrees from the sun in our sky, when its disk is totally illuminated by sunshine.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Beltane For One

Celebrating Beltane solo this year? The thought may make you a bit sad, but I am here to point out the advantages of celebrating Beltane as a solo practitioner.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Sun Circle

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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 define yourself, to yourself and others? Are you first and foremost a husband/wife? A mother/father? A bus driver, dentist, musician … ? A Christian, Muslim, Jew …? A nag, joker, dreamer …?

Be aware that any label puts limits on you. 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.

“With every breath, the possibility of a new aspect of self arises.”
— Wayne Muller

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

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe
Okay, here’s the skinny. The answer to your question. The way, the light, the door. The most overlooked truth in reality. And the one that requires the most “uncommon sense” to fully grasp:

When it comes to effecting change (big or little, but especially big), manifesting the life of your dreams, or getting that perfect parking space, “thinking” is immeasurably more valuable when used to imagine what you want — the end result — than to figure out how you’re going to get it.

Which is why most people have to schlep through big parking lots.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spicy Eggplant and Pasta with Pancetta

Eggplant has its fans and its detractors. Even the most devoutly anti-eggplant zealot can’t resist this savory combination of spicy eggplant, pancetta, and pasta.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
This day is governed by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to rituals involving inspiration, communications, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
April 29, 2020

Immortality
“Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.”

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
This is from one of my favorite poems “A Psalm of Life” – it’s the one that also expresses:
“Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime
And departing, leave behind us
Footprints in the sands of time.
Let us then be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate,
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.”
Longfellow said it so well – and his words live on, appropriate for anytime or place, because they echo the truth so beautifully.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

The Magician encourages you to take positive action. Once your mind is made up, it’s hard to change it. Determination and creativity are your most admirable qualities now, and they will help you reach your desired goal. You have confidence in your corner, which takes a lot of the anxiety out of making the first move, taking things to the next level, or generally excelling at all things related to love.

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/