Cat’s Morning Bits for May 26, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 26, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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May Quotes

“In the marvelous month of May
when all the buds were bursting,
then in my heart did
love arise.
In the marvelous month of May
when all the birds were singing,
then did I reveal to her
my yearning and longing.”

Henirich Heine

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Spirit Library: The Gifts of Being an Empath
Dr. Judith Orloff


The empath’s journey is the adventure of a lifetime. Sensitive people have much to be grateful for. You are able to experience exquisite passion and joy. You can perceive the big picture on a deep level. You are attuned to the beauty, poetry, and energy of life, and your compassion gives you the capacity to help others

Read more….

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My DREAM Fairy Garden Makeover (Alwyn Oak)

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Spiritual Unite: TINGLING ON TOP OF HEAD: WHAT IS THE SPIRITUAL MEANING?

We all experience a weird sensation every now and again. To the spiritually uninitiated, these feelings have no meaning at all – just accidents of physiology.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Celebrating Litha, the Summer Solstice
The Midsummer Sabbat: Celebrate the Power of the Sun!

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 20, 2019


The gardens are blooming, and summer is in full swing. Fire up the barbeque, turn on the sprinkler, and enjoy the celebrations of Midsummer!

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Potion Crafting | The Art of Making Herbal Syrups | A Simple Way to Add Witchcraft to Your Everyday (The Green Witch)

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Blind and Deaf Puppy Gleefully Explores the World
She lost the genetic lottery but is happy about everything in life.

A little ball of fluff goes careening around my backyard, deftly avoiding trees and fences. She gleefully does zoomies and then stops to roll in the grass.

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: What’s in a Belly?
Your Authentic Voice
by Lisa Sarasohn

When you’re speaking your gut truth, you’re practicing the ancient art of ventriloquy. “Ventriloquy” means, literally, speaking from your belly, voicing the language of your venter: ventri-loquy. Venter is a word of Latin derivation meaning “belly,” “womb,” and “woman as birth-giver.”

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Spirit of Albion – Damh the Bard

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Inner Journey:

KNOW YOURSELF

“What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.”
— Abraham H. Maslow

STOP AND PAY ATTENTION! Set an intention to be more aware. Become a watcher, of yourself and what’s around you. Develop the witness, the part of you that can step back from life and impartially observe how you react and think and feel. We learn so much about who we are!

“Knowing others is wisdom; knowing the self is enlightenment.”
— Tao Te Ching

“The true profession of man is to find his way to himself.”
— Hermann Hesse

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Don’t you see?

Those things that haven’t yet worked out in your life, are anomalies.

And those things that have worked out create your constantly ascending new normal.

This is called a trend.

Onward and upward,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sangria Recipes
Made of sweetened wine packed with fresh fruit and sometimes spiked with liquor, sangria is a colorful and refreshing drink for summer parties.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
May 26, 2022

Friendship
“However deep our devotion may be to parents, or to children, it is our contemporaries alone with whom understanding is instinctive and entire.”

-Vera Britain, Testament of Youth (1933)


Some people say that we can’t choose our parents or our children, but we can choose our friends. I don’t know if that is entirely true. I think there is some reason we have the family that we have, either by divine agreement or for learning purposes. I also think that our friends are our friends for a reason, too. We’re making choices all the time, and our friends are making choices, too. And somehow, those choices brought us together. And because we are brought together, we grow. We experience more of what life is about. Understanding is huge! To find a friend who truly understands is a magnificent gift.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

Despite any confusion of the day, you’ll be the calm and serene center of any activities. Your calmness will be contagious, too, so look forward to being surrounded by people who want to cooperate with you and be helpful before being directly asked. Take your calm state of mind into the evening, rest well, and see how much you can take with you into tomorrow.

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 May 25, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 25, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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May Quotes

“sultry evening
the curtain sways slightly
scent of gardenia “

Victor Gendrano 3

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Pioneer Thinking: A Mouthful of Blossoms – A List of Edible Flowers & Herbs

Spruce up your salads or meals with edible flowers, not only will it add interesting flavors but it will also add a beautiful range of color. Here’s a list of common everyday flowers to add to your meal.

Read more….

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5 signs you are a Green Witch for the Wondering Witch || What kind of Witch are You?

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Spirituality & Health: How to Be a Better Friend—the Buddhist Way

BY VICTOR PARACHIN

The Buddha provides instruction on good friends to have—the helper, the one who endures in good times and bad, the mentor, and the compassionate friend—and how to be a better one yourself.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Spirits of Land and Place

By Patti Wigington
Updated on April 26, 2019


Many Pagans work with spirits – often, this is focused on ancestral spirits, or even spirit guides. Typically, these types of spirits are rooted in our belief that each human being has a soul or spirit that lives on long after their physical body has left.

Read more….

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MBG: Banishments & Bale-Fires

Kihe

Upon the heights of the old, green hill
I met with a sight that intended to thrill
And then jumped in the man at the till:
“A penny per child’s not enough!”

A lady I met spoke some wisdom to me
And I dallied a while in her glad company
And still there’s a barker demanding his fee:
Didn’t Congress just outlaw this stuff?

And then rose the banners, the placards by scores
To challenge the “masses”, the dweebs and the bores
But they laughed it all off as more fuel for their wars:
And the marchers all left in a huff.

“Let those who would banish” is a mighty fine cry
But where are the stalwarts that do other than sigh
And who will shout down from the hillocks on high:
And let none of this be a rebuff!

Read more….

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Protection Magick

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Sprawling Ancient Forest Discovered in Remote China Sinkhole
Researchers studying the “lost world” say it may be home to undiscovered species.

Like something straight out of the imagination of Jules Verne, a team of Chinese scientists has uncovered a potential “lost world” at the bottom of a massive sinkhole.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: EarthSky’s meteor shower guide: Next up, summer meteors

May 9, 2022
Meteor shower alert! Beginning in late July and through mid-August, the Delta Aquariids and Perseids combine to put on a show. In 2022, try the moon-free mornings in late July and early August, as full moon falls at the Perseids’ peak around August 12.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Hoodoo How We Do: Underwear Spells

Underwear spells … yes, you read that right, this post is about spells using underwear and other items of clothing. In lots of ways Hoodoo and Conjure workings are about resourcefulness, and making magick with the items you have at hand.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Perfect AIR – Slow Shaman Drum & Wind Chimes – Heart Chakra Balancing Mediation – Tantra Music

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Inner Journey:

LIVE YOUR OWN LIFE

“We don’t always know what makes us happy. We know, instead, what we think SHOULD. We are baffled and confused when our attempts at happiness fail…We are mute when it comes to naming accurately our own preferences, delights, gifts, talents. The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people’s expectations. The tongue of the original self is the language of the heart.”
— Julia Cameron

We are each unique beings with a unique path in life. If we wish to be fulfilled, we need to go to our own hearts for direction. We might regularly ask ourselves:
• “What do I really want to do?”
• “What brings me greatest happiness?”
• “How can I bring more of these into my life?”

Life wants us to go for what brings us most joy and meaning.

“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. …I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.”
— Oriah Mountain Dreamer

“Let me listen to me and not to them.”
— Gertrude Stein

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Courageous is the soul. who adventures into time and space to learn of their divinity. For while they cannot lose, they can think they have, and the loss will seem intolerable. And while they cannot fail, they can think they have, and the pain will seem unbearable. And while they cannot ever be less than they truly are—powerful, eternal, and loved—they can think they are, and all hope will seem lost.

And therein lies their test. A test of perceptions: of what to focus on, of what to believe in, in spite of appearances.

YOU are divine –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Camping Recipes
Get top-rated camping recipes, whether you’re campfire cooking or using a camp stove. We have easy camping meal ideas, including campfire foil packet dinners, camping breakfasts, vegan camping recipes, and more. And don’t forget the campfire classics like s’mores, hobo pies, and campfire apples.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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Daily Wisdom
May 25, 2022

Friendship
“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”

-Anais Nin


Have you ever noticed that some new friends you don’t just “meet,” but you “recognize?” It’s as if we can see ourselves in that person. Maybe it’s chemistry, feeling that connection of oneness – or maybe it’s memory of a past life together or something. Whatever the reason, the discovery of this new friendship often leads to great things. Find out just why you were brought together. There are no coincidences!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

Say goodbye to some old useless habit and welcome the chance to develop a new habit that will serve you better and take you further. The Death card is not so much the end of anything as it is the shutting off of some automatic pilot switch and getting you back out under your own power again. Be strong. You can more fully embrace this change in the near future.

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 May 24, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 24, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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May Quotes

“The early bees are assaulting and fumbling the flowers:
They call it ‘easing the Spring.’ “

Henry Reed, Lessons of the War

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Spirit Library: Time for a Change
Cheryl Richardson


Summer has arrived in spring and it’s expected to soar past ninety degrees again today. As I walked around the newly planted deck garden this morning, I looked for signs of life after yesterday’s heat. The bright yellow dahlias were still standing tall, their round faces beaming like happy little suns.

Read more….

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Stregheria, Stregoneria, and Benedicaria – What’s the difference?

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Spirituality & Health: 20 Affirmations for Mercury in Retrograde

BY SHANNON KAISER

Until June 3, Mercury will appear in retrograde. This is not the time to take action or move ahead. Instead, it is a cosmic cleaning.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Wicca, Witchcraft or Paganism?

By Patti Wigington

Updated on January 12, 2020

As you study and learn more about magical living and modern Paganism, you’re going to see the words witch, Wiccan, and Pagan pretty regularly, but they’re not all the same.

Read more….

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MBG: Energy Reading May 24–30, 2022: We’re Tapping Into Motivation & Excitement This Week

Each week, join author and energy healer Natasha Levinger as she reads the communal energy to predict what’s in store for us in the days ahead.


Well, y’all, we’re in the last week of Mercury retrograde, and even though I’m not an astrologer, when I feel into the energy this week, I can sense the stickiness that comes with this astrological cycle

Read more….

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5 Things That Can Make You A Better Witch – speed painting – Magical Crafting

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Artist’s Botanical Bas Reliefs Immortalize Beauty of Plants
These cast artworks highlight the ephemerality of nature.

For centuries, botanists have attempted to document the complexities of plant life by drawing realistic representations of them. This practice has changed a bit with the advent of photography, but other traditional methods, such as nature printing—which involves making images of plant specimens using ink, gum, or plaster—continue to fascinate people even today.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Mars and Jupiter conjunction on May 29

If you’re an early riser, you have probably noticed the reddish planet Mars inching closer to bright Jupiter in the sky before dawn. The two planets are neighboring worlds in our solar system, though they are currently separated by about 350 million miles (560 million km) and an asteroid belt. Yet, on the dome of our sky, they’ll appear about the width of a full moon apart on May 29.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Shining Ones Speak
MAY 16, 2022 BY REV. JEAN (DRUM) PAGANO

I have recently read comments by people on how they feel separated or distant from the Gods, or, as we call them in ADF, the Shining Ones. Of all the Kindreds, they are the entities that differ from us the most.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Maneesh de Moor – Songs From The Tree Of Light (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

LIVE IN RELAXATION

“It would be glorious to see mankind at leisure for once. It is nothing but work, work, work.”
— Henry David Thoreau

Is relaxation possible only when we’re not working? No. With awareness and practice, we can be relaxed no matter what we are doing. In fact, when we work in a relaxed state, our productivity increases as our effort decreases.

For true relaxation, we need to connect with our bodies — to consciously and intentionally become aware of tension and release it.

“Anxiety breaks a man’s backbone.”
— Hebrew proverb

“Don’t hurry, don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers.”
— Walter Hagen

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Your most precious manifestation ever is this very moment.

What a coincidence, huh?

Be here, now –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 3 Easy Ways to Grill Corn on the Cob
Your step-by-step guide to cooking corn on the cob on the grill.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
May 24 , 2022

Friendship
“The only way to have a friend is to be one.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


Friendship is ours to give. It is a gift that multiplies when it comes back to us. Friends help us to be more of who we are, they help us to feel our connection to the world. With the support of friends we can achieve more, enjoy more, and appreciate more. And we can do the same for our friends! Friendship works both ways.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

It might be a busy day, but try to make some time for yourself. Any time you spend meditating or settling your mind will be time well spent. It doesn’t have to be spent sitting around and being idle all day. Staring pensively into that cup of tea for a few moments can be equally beneficial. Calm your mind, and your heart, and make it an at-peace day

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 May 16, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 16, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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May Quotes

Cluster of bugle blue eggs thin
Forms and warms the life within,
And bird and blossom swell
In sod or sheath or shell.”

Gerard Manly Hopkins, The May Magnificant, 1888

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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My Most Used Herbal Allies & Their Associations/ Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Spirituality & Health: Soothing Anxiety by Balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra
BY ANNIKA PANOTZKI


The solar plexus chakra is key when it comes to anxiety. Discover how to bring balance to this chakra.

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Learn Religions: Full Moon Incense

By Patti Wigington
Published on March 11, 2019


During the different phases of the moon, you may wish to perform rituals or spells based upon your magical needs. While incense isn’t mandatory for a good ritual, it certainly can help to set the mood.

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MBG: What To Know About The Upcoming Full Moon Eclipse, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

We’ve got a full moon in Scorpio coming our way, and it happens to be accompanied by a total lunar eclipse. Depending on your sun (and rising) sign, this moon can impact you in different ways—here’s what to know.

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Today’s DIY: Money Draw Spell Candle Recipe – Candle Magic – Color Magic – Witchcraft – Magical Crafting

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: 12 Unbelievable Submerged and Underwater Forests Around the World

Submerged and underwater forests are those whose trees have been drowned due to rising sea levels and preserved thanks to cold water temperatures.

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EarthSky News: Virgo the Maiden in spring skies

The constellation of Virgo the Maiden
Virgo the Maiden rises high above the southern horizon in the Northern Hemisphere on May evenings. This is the best time of year to view the largest constellation of the zodiac. Virgo is also the 2nd-largest constellation overall, after Hydra. Thanks to its brightest star, Spica, there’s an easy trick to finding this constellation.

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Patheos-Pagan: Navigating Eclipse Season
MAY 13, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON


To do magick during the eclipses or not — seems to be a big question.

I am a person who likes to follow my gut when it comes to spellwork. After all, when I’m aligned, that tends to make things go better.

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Collective Tarot Reading | Full Moon Eclipse in Scorpio

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Inner Journey:

Slow down

“The soul requires duration of time — rich, thick, deep, velvety time — and it thrives on rhythm. Soul can’t be hurried or harried …. We may go through many events in the day and experience nothing because the soul has not had the opportunity to feel them from many different points of view.”
— Robert Sardello

Soul cannot exist when our connections in life remain superficial. An experience of soul requires that we take time to be fully present to the details of our lives.

Explore what happens when you take the time to STOP and PAY ATTENTION. When we choose to slow down and really experience the qualities of our lives, we get a whole new perspective on what living is all about.

“We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.”
— H. G. Wells

“The well of Providence is deep. It’s the buckets we bring to it that are small.”
— Mary Webb

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The instant you have a new dream, the masses are notified.

And every single one of the billions of people alive today who have complementary visions, whether to be your future customer, reader, mentor, fan, lover, partner, agent, golf caddy, or tanning salon operator, all add their power to yours.

After all, you just might be their “lucky break.”

Move boldly,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Muffins

Fresh strawberry muffins.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

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Daily Wisdom
May 16, 2022

Practice
“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.”

-Mahatma Gandhi


Our spiritual practice has purpose. It helps us to learn and grow and feel our connection with the Divine. And it also helps to lift the spiritual energy of the whole planet! The more people who devote time to spiritual practice, the better off our world will be. So, there are two things we can each do, every day, to help ourselves and each other.
Continue regular spiritual practices. This includes prayer, meditation, reading spiritual works, serving others, and giving of our time and talents.
Encourage others to spend time pursuing their own spiritual practices. This may mean babysitting some youngsters so their mother can spend some time in silence, or sending enlightening e-mails on to friends!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

If you’ve been working hard toward some goal or specific result, you could see victory today. Feel like a winner, project the confidence of a winner, and perhaps behave as though you have already won. Keep your spirits high no matter what happens and be pleased with how many people are happy for you. No matter how huge or trivial, it is still a big step forward.

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 May 13, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 13, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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May Quotes

“Fast fading violets cover’d up in leaves;
And mid-May’s eldest child,
The coming musk-rose, full of dewy wine,
The murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves.”

John Keats

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Spirit Library: May 2022 Message: Turning the Stones
Dana Mrkich


We headed into May with all cylinders firing astrologically speaking so this month’s message is more focused than usual on the Astro side of things! We’re not beholden to the movements of the planets. However they do influence events and experiences, so having some awareness of what’s going on can be one of many tools we can use to help us navigate our way through.

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Herbal Magick Tips and Tricks for the Kitchen and Home | Simple Witchery

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Spirituality & Health: Making Moon Water for the Super Blood Moon Eclipse
BY JULIE PETERS


Sunday’s full Flower Moon happens during a total lunar eclipse, which means it’s also a blood moon! Witness the magic May 15-16, and whip up some moon water to manifest intention.

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Learn Religions: Profile of The Greek God Poseidon

By Patti Wigington
Updated on August 02, 2018


In Greek mythology and legend, Poseidon is the god of the sea. However, his domain includes some aspects of the land as well, and in fact he is known as “earth-shaker” in many stories, because of his penchant for causing earthquakes

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MBG: What To Know About May’s Birthstone + How To Care For It

Each of the 12 months of the year have a designated birthstone (as well as a birth month flower) and for the May babies out there, Emerald is your birthstone. Here’s what to know about the striking green stone, from how to care for it, to its spiritual significance.

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Parts of My Practice That Aren’t Wiccan/ Thorn Mooney

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: 6 New Tiny Frog Species Discovered in Mexico
These small frogs could play a huge role in the ecosystem.

The itty-bitty creatures were hiding in plain sight.

Researchers have uncovered six new species of minuscule frogs that are smaller than the size of a dime. The frogs had previously been spotted and collected but never identified.

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EarthSky News: Full moon falls on May 15, 2022

When to watch in 2022: Overnight on May 15-16.
Where to look: Look for the bright round moon in the east in the evening, nearly overhead around midnight, and low in the west before sunrise on May 16.

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Patheos-Pagan: Friday the 13th and All That Fear – Debunking the Superstition

Two weeks ago one of my senior co-ministers at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, New Jersey, entered the Facebook Live chat during the worship service and said, “It’s Nov. 1 – rabbit, rabbit, rabbit!” I never heard this before and so I researched it.

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Pagan Playlist: Rhythmic Tribal Sounds | Earth Song | Mei-lan and Ali Pervez Mehdi

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Inner Journey:

Look for the gifts

“In school you get the lesson and then take the test…In life you take the test and then get the lesson.”
— Unknown Source

How is a problem in your life really an opportunity?

Problems invite us to go inside to recognize a bigger picture of ourselves and of life. This bigger picture brings meaning to what is unfolding.

When you feel trapped in a problem, see if you can shift your perspective. Ask yourself, “What am I being invited to learn from this situation?” The answer will always revolve around a quality or value, like gratitude, freedom, compassion, love, will, humour or acceptance. The answer will also always promote union rather than separation.

As soon as we find the meaning in our challenge, our resistance to it melts away. Often, awareness of the lesson is all that is needed to resolve the problem. If not, the awareness brings us courage and ways to work through it.

“The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one’s life.”
— Dalai Lama

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Here are 3 sure-fire steps that will take you from wishing upon a star to being one:

Imagine your dreams as if they already came true.

Speak as if they already came true.

Act as if they already came true.

And before long, you’ll be hearing pretty much the same thing from friends: “Wow, I dig your thriving business and a steady income! How did that happen so fast? Must be nice…”

I know friends,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cold Chicken Macaroni Salad

Cold macaroni salad meets chicken salad… good recipe for leftovers. If you want more flavor, add in your favorite fruit, veggie, or whatnot—such as celery, grapes, or frozen green peas. Happy eating.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth


Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
May 13, 2022

Perception
“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”

-Buddha


Our perception tends to be that growth is hard, that it is a struggle, that it is work. But the truth is that we are only making it hard on ourselves. We cling to the past, try to control our futures. Are we willing to get out of our own way and just let it be? It could be so simple! Look at the flower. Learn from the flower. We can bloom just as easily

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Some big new opportunity could come your way today. Focus your attention on the one thing you want most to have happen and it won’t be able to resist you. You can be persuasive and graceful, smooth and strong all at the same time. Act with quiet confidence and be admired later. Today, enjoy having people listen and do almost everything you suggest.

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 May 10, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 10, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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May Quotes

‘But I must gather knots of flowers,
And buds and garlands gay,
For I’m to be Queen o’ the May, mother,
I’m to be Queen o’ the May.’

Alfred Lord Tennyson

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Spirit Library: Flow, Frogs, and the Healing Stream
Ann Albers


Hi All,

Today the angels remind us to get ourselves in a stream of love so we can become conduits for this healing energy on earth. I’ll share a funny story of nature, flow, frogs, and some tips on how you can tap into the healing stream – for your own benefit and on behalf of all who need it

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Guided Meditation for Grounding and Centering – Magical Crafting

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Spiritual Unite: WHAT IS THE MEANING OF BLUE ORBS?
Susan Brunton

A young couple walks through the woods near their home. It is a summer afternoon, and they have taken the expensive camera they rarely use out for a long-overdue test drive.

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Learn Religions: Who Can Perform Your Handfasting?

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 14, 2019


In many Pagan traditions, participants opt to have a handfasting ceremony rather than a formal wedding. Handfasting was common centuries ago in the British Isles, and then vanished for a while. Now, however,

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MBG: What The Justice Tarot Card Really Means & How To Work With It If You Pull It

Whether you’re looking to do a bit of self-reflection, divination, or decision-making, working with a tarot deck can be a helpful practice. Each card in a traditional 78-card deck has a unique meaning, offering answers and insights to all your inquiries—and if you pulled the Justice card in a reading, here’s what you should know.

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The Morrigan – Sources in Irish Mythology – Lora O’Brien – Irish Pagan School

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Stingless Bees Help Rainforest and Local Communities
They can make medicinal or poisonous honey, depending on the circumstances.

Biologist and conservationist Rosa Vásquez Espinoza learned about traditional medicine from her grandmother who had created a pharmacy of plants in the family’s backyard. Of Peruvian-Andean descent, Vásquez Espinoza became fascinated with the microscopic creatures in the Peruvian Amazon.

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EarthSky News: EarthSky’s meteor shower guide: Next up, summer meteors/ May 9

Meteor shower alert! Beginning in late July and through mid-August, the Delta Aquariids and Perseids combine to put on a show. In 2022, try the moon-free mornings in late July and early August, as full moon falls at the Perseids’ peak around August 12

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Patheos-Pagan: Why I Became an Herbalist
MAY 9, 2022 BY JESSICA RIPLEY



For a great deal of my life I didn’t believe that I could have what I wanted, and I didn’t have the courage to ask for it. If you’re at all familiar with me and my work, you’ll know that I believe you can manifest whatever you want.

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Pagan Playlist: 【a playlist for tim burton vibes】

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Inner Journey:

Open to the new

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
— Alvin Toffler

How willing are you to learn something new? How open are you to new perspectives?

When we are open, we are willing to move to places we’ve never been before. We are willing to continually review our belief systems so we can test out new ideas.

Be open to seeing things:

  • from another’s point of view,
  • from a higher and more inclusive perspective
  • with a beginner’s attitude of wonder.

“I am always in quest of being open to what the universe will bring me.”
— Jill Bolte Taylor

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Logic—while just about worthless in assessing the nature of reality, Cat, is perhaps the finest tool you possess for revealing the path of least resistance between otherwise limiting, invisible, self-sabotaging beliefs.

If you aren’t feeling “it,” intellectually and inspirationally, think again, think again, think again.

Love your brains,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Supreme Strawberry Topping

This homemade strawberry sauce is bursting with fresh strawberry flavor! Serve it cold as a dessert topping over cheesecake or ice cream. Or, warm it up and enjoy it for breakfast over pancakes or waffles. Store covered in the refrigerator.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
May 10, 2022

Perception
“We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.”

-The Talmud
We’re each looking through different eyes, bringing our own experiences and emotions to whatever it is we’re looking at. This is perception. Perception can change. The TRUTH remains the same… but do we see it? Do we see spirit in everything and everyone? We must recognize the spirit within ourselves and then we will see it reflected back at us everywhere we go!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

Not only may you be inherently happy today, you’ll be able to explore all manner of intellectual problems, puzzles, and concerns. Great satisfaction can come from even the smallest insight, and if you can connect with the right person, you may have a conversation that will enrich and inform you for months to come. You may be attracted to more difficult problems today, and you’ll be up to the challenge.

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 May 6, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 6, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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May Quotes

“When April steps aside for May,
Like diamonds all the rain-drops glisten;
Fresh violets open every day:
To some new bird each hour we listen.”

  • Lucy Larcom

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Spirit Library: Rest. Let the inner spark of Life move you.
Ailia Mira


Dear Friends,

As we shared recently, your soul’s highest destiny is being activated by the energy streaming in your world from the Eclipse Cycle. This, like all Eclipse Cycles and the energy they bring, is in support of you, collectively as a species, evolving to your next highest level of expression, and personally, in terms of supporting your evolution of consciousness.

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All The Hidden Pagan Symbols in The Northman

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Spiritual Unite: THE BIRCH TREE SYMBOLISM – TIME FOR A FRESH START
Susan Brunton

Birch Tree Symbolism – Birch trees, native to the Northern Hemisphere and parts of Asia, are one of the world’s fastest-growing trees.

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Learn Religions: Cybele, Mother Goddess of Rome

By Patti Wigington
Updated on March 18, 2019


Cybele, a mother goddess of Rome was at the center of a Phrygian cult, and was sometimes known as Magna Mater, or “great goddess.” As part of their worship, priests performed mysterious rites in her honor.

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Today’s DIY: The Shire | Lord of The Rings Ambience and Music | 1 hour

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Elephant Journal: Nature Heals our Hearts & Brains. {Plus: 20 Beautiful Daily Nature Ideas.}

Nature truly is medicine.
I’m not just talking about natural medicines, like how ginger helps an upset tummy or how lavender can be a benefit for those of us with high blood pressure.

I’m talking about how nature heals by simply surrounding ourselves with it—either within our homes, or by getting outside. It can even be done when you’re in a concrete, urban environment—yep!

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

Known as one of the most remote parks in the lower 48 states, Big Bend National Park is bordered by the famed Rio Grande River—which also serves as an international border between the United States and Mexico.

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EarthSky News: Ursa Major the Great Bear, home to the Big Dipper

Ursa Major the Great Bear
Ursa Major the Great Bear contains an asterism, or collection of stars, that is a hallmark of Northern Hemisphere skies. The Big Dipper, or the Plow, is a portion of the Great Bear that represents the back half of the bear’s torso and it’s (oddly) long tail. Most everyone has seen the Big Dipper, but have you ever taken the time to trace out the entire form of the Great Bear? May nights are a wonderful time to try it.

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Patheos-Pagan: Hoodoo How We Do: Spells For Injustice
MAY 4, 2022 BY LILITH DORSEY

Hoodoo is a practice born out of slavery and oppression. At it’s foundation it is about finding justice, and fighting for equality. It saddens me to say it but these things are just as life threateningly important as they ever have been. Black lives always matter, mine and all the rest.

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My First Contact with Paganism – Believe in a Belief

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Inner Journey: CELEBRATE DIFFERENCES

“Souls don’t have races or sexes or religions. They are beyond artificial divisions.”
— Brian Weiss

Intolerance of differences always exists in people who don’t know who they are, people who don’t have a strong sense of their own authentic self, the soul within.

Intolerance is rooted in fear.

The basis for having a strong sense of self-esteem is to replace our unconscious idea of basic unworthiness with a conscious knowing of our fundamental inherent goodness. As Matthew Fox argues in Original Blessing, the notion of ‘original sin’ must be replaced with the truth of ‘original blessing.’

Being in touch with our essential goodness, we can see the essential goodness in others as well.

“Beliefs separate. Loving thoughts unite.”
— Paul Ferrini

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Since you’re in a position to help so many please remind them, when necessary, that setbacks are only ever devastating when one thinks they’ll last forever.

They never do.

Thanks,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Raspberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

I came up with this recipe one morning while preparing breakfast for guests at my bed and breakfast. It became one of our most requested dishes and I later included it in our inn’s cookbook

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
May 6, 2022

Optimism
“I don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to rain, it will.”

-Clint Eastwood


Our thoughts have so much power – we can color our day, and our world, with the thoughts that we think. So why not think optimistically? Why not think only of the best, the brightest, the most beautiful outcome in any given situation? We can make it happen. Anything is possible, ANYTHING… so let’s not defeat ourselves before we’ve even started by thinking negatively. Be an optimist, and let those optimistic vibes out into the world today!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

You enjoy an extra dose of protection today, so approach the day with confidence and a great sense of graciousness. Your angels are voluntarily working overtime on your behalf, so take advantage of all opportunities to do good and to make progress in your daily life. Do a nice deed for someone else and know you’ve been rewarded in advance. More blessings will be on the way.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 5, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 5, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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May Quotes

“Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun.”

Kahlil Gibran

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Spirit Library: You Are Beautiful
Cheryl Richardson


I woke at sunrise to find translucent clouds of puffy air drifting over steel blue water before vanishing in the rising light. On the days when I find mist floating above the reservoir behind our home I feel like the luckiest girl in the world

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The witches’ cookery: My first time meeting other Witches | Witchcraft Retreat

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Mountain Rose Herbs: Trillium Plant: An Age-Old Ally That Needs Our Help

By Heidi, April 28, 2022

Mountain girl that I am, trillium is one of my favorite flowers. TechnicallyTrillium ovatum, also known as Pacific trillium, is what I think of when I think “trillium” because it’s the one I grew up with in the Coast Range of Oregon.

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Learn Religions: Lilac Magic & Folklore
Fortune, flirtation, and fragrance, all rolled into one!

By Patti Wigington
Updated on May 24, 2019


Lilacs are lovely and fragrant, and in the late spring and early summer, you’ll probably notice their distinct, heady scent whenever you’re near one. Unfortunately, they only bloom for a very short period–just a couple of weeks

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MBG: 3 Ways To Harness The Healing Power Of Nature — And How To Give Back In Return

There’s no denying that our health is intrinsically connected to the health of the planet. Without clean air to breathe, nutritious foods to eat, and biodiversity to keep the ecosystems functioning, we would cease to exist.

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Today’s DIY: Garden Spell Bag for Spring | A Simple Spell for Your Herbs / The Green Witch

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Elephant Journal: 16 Ways to Increase & Channel our Vibration through Water.

Chances are, you’ve heard about Dr. Masaru Emoto’s experiments on water.
After placing positive words, playing uplifting music, and sending prayer to glasses of water, it created beautiful crystals in the water (visible through a microscope).

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Treehugger: 8 Ways to Use Peppermint Oil for Hair

Peppermint is good for more than just adding something extra to your chocolate chip ice cream. The essential oil, made from the leaves of the peppermint plant, has been used topically to aid with a range of medical issues.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Ursa Major the Great Bear, home to the Big Dipper

Ursa Major the Great Bear contains an asterism, or collection of stars, that is a hallmark of Northern Hemisphere skies. The Big Dipper, or the Plow, is a portion of the Great Bear that represents the back half of the bear’s torso and it’s (oddly) long tail. Most everyone has seen the Big Dipper, but have you ever taken the time to trace out the entire form of the Great Bear? May nights are a wonderful time to try it.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Sun Came Out At Beltane
MAY 3, 2022 BY BRANDY WILLIAMS

There’s a sweet scent in the north woods. It’s Beltane and everything is blooming, the currants, the little wild roses, the rhododendrons. The wheel is turning and it’s cause for celebration!

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Pagan Playlist: Songs for an empty world

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Inner Journey:

Soul lives in connection

“We all seek Soul. While Soul is always present, it doesn’t appear in our lives automatically. Soul requires our attention and reflection. Offering our respectful regard to the Soul is a way of loving it, caring for it, nurturing it.”
— Benjamin Shield and Richard Carlson

How do we experience soul in our lives?

It’s so simple! STOP AND PAY ATTENTION! Soul lives in connection. Whenever we are present and conscious, soul emerges.

To easily experience soul, find something you love to do and immerse yourself in it. Consciously savour a favourite piece of music. Consciously enjoy a walk in nature. Really experience your breathing and the pounding of your heart as you exercise. Really be present to your partner, your kids, your pet or another, and you will know the contentment of soul.

“I think that whenever soul is present, it’s because what you’re doing, whom you’re with, where you are, evokes love without your thinking about it. You are totally absorbed in the place or person or event, without ego and without judgment.”
— Jean Shinoda Bolen

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

In all tests of character when two viewpoints are pitted against each other, in the final analysis, the thing that will strike you the most is not who was right or wrong, strong or weak, wise or foolish… but who went to the greater length in considering the other’s perspective.

Don’t you agree?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Lauren’s Grapefruit Margaritas

Grapefruit and lime are the perfect refreshing combination for this margarita. Fresh juices taste so much better than store-bought.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
May 5, 2022

Optimism
“An optimist is the human personification of spring.”

-Susan J. Bissonette, in Reader’s Digest (1979)


A person with a good attitude is the kind of person we all want to be around. He or she knows how to bring warmth and light to any situation. We can be that kind of a person, too. It’s just a matter of looking at things positively, of finding the good that others might not see. Good is always there, and it grows when we put our attention on it.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

You may be in high spirits today and see everything in a fresh light. If this interferes with your mundane duties, take pleasure in the small, lovely, often overlooked aspects of what’s around you. Discoveries can be made in even the most repetitive activity when you look closely enough and appreciate why things are the way they are. This exuberance is short-lived, so enjoy the day and learn something new!

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 May 4, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 4, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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May Quotes

“What potent blood hath modest May.”

Ralph W. Emerson

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Spirit Library: Turning Inside Out
Brenda Hoffman

Dear Ones,

Perhaps you cringe at the mention of the new world we, of the Universes, have outlined for years. Your world does not seem that different despite our ongoing prophecies – fear and pain abound.

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Fairy Folio: A Field Guide to the Faerie

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Spirituality & Health: Ayurveda for Inflammation
BY BESS O’CONNOR

Every choice we make, everything we do, is either inflammatory or anti-inflammatory. An Ayurvedic approach to reduce inflammation involves knowing your stressors, treating food as medicine, and massaging with oils

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Learn Religions: Moon Phases and Magical Workings

By Patti Wigington
Updated on January 01, 2019
For many Pagans, the cycles of the moon are important to magical workings. It’s believed in some traditions that the waxing moon, the full moon, the waning moon and the new moon all have their own special magical properties, and so workings should be planned accordingly.

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MBG: May 2022 Monthly Horoscope: Eclipse Season + Jupiter Enters Aries

Mayday! There’s so much going on in the stars this month, from eclipses to Mercury retrograde to a Jupiter sign change. We’ll all want to race forward into a new chapter, but ride the brake a little. A lot more is going to be revealed this month, especially under the mid-May full blood moon and lunar eclipse.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Edible Landscaping Tips for Beginners
It doesn’t take much to blend food production into an ornamental flower garden.

Edible landscaping, as the name suggests, is all about incorporating food-producing plants into a garden design. Landscaping usually focuses on creating visual appeal. But as you will learn, edible landscaping can be beautiful and useful, too

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EarthSky News: Why no eclipse every full and new moon?

Why do we have eclipses?
A solar eclipse happens at new moon, when the moon passes between the sun and Earth. A lunar eclipse happens at full moon, when the Earth, sun and moon align in space, with Earth between the sun and moon. During a lunar eclipse, Earth’s shadow falls on the full moon, darkening the moon’s face and – at mid-eclipse – sometimes turning it a coppery red.

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Patheos-Pagan: Review: Blackthorne’s Protection Magic

Blackthorn’s Protection Magic goes a step beyond other books in its genre and is a necessary resource for any Witch, Pagan, or magical practitioner.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Woman of the Earth/ Spiral Dance

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Inner Journey:

Be aware of duty

“To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart.”
— Pearl S. Buck

Many of us have been taught to do our duty. What reaction does this bring up for you?

For me, ‘doing my duty’ often means doing something I really don’t want to do. My heart’s not in it. When this is the case, tasks may get done but there’s no gift to the world. We do not truly serve if we give to others with resentment.

Perhaps we need to give ourselves permission to say no and look after our own needs. When our own needs are met, we are much more likely to want to give from a full heart.

It’s not selfish to look after ourselves — it’s essential!

“Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things.”
— Albert Einstein

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Sure, I used to believe in accidents, coincidences, and chance… until one memorable day, when I stared out at the world from your very eyes, listened to it with your very ears, felt it with your very heart, all while thinking your very thoughts, and all at once I realized: You had become everything I’d ever dreamed you’d be.

Sweet,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Roasted Pepper Watermelon Salsa

This is a great accompaniment to any salmon dish!

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air


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

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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Daily Wisdom
May 4, 2022

Optimism
“From every scrap you make a blanket.”

-Rose Chernin, in Kim Chernin, “In My Mother’s House” (1983)
When life gives you lemons… you know the rest. The sweet lemonade quenches our thirst. We can turn around a situation to benefit us. When life gives us scraps, we can make a blanket! That is so beautiful… a blanket represents warmth, security, comfort. We can literally make something real, something substantial and useful from what might be perceived as “nothing.” Look around, what scraps can we turn into blankets today?

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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 May 3, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 3, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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May Quotes

“A swarm of bees in May
Is worth a load of hay;
A swarm of bees in June
Is worth a silver spoon;
A swarm of bees in July
Is not worth a fly.”

Rhyme from England

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Spirit Library: Monthly Astro-Forecasts May 2022
Sarah-Jane Grace


We all have a tendency to take things for granted; our bodies function, the world turns, and trees grow. It’s an innate human tendency to take things for granted like walking, breathing, digesting food etc; many of us don’t even think about these as the gifts they are until they are taken away from the equations of our lives.

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Moon Gods from Mythology and Folklore Part 1

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Spirituality & Health: Petal Power: Healing with Flower Essences
BY ELIZABETH WOLF

What can Angelica, Lady’s Slipper, Lotus, Sagebrush, and Star Tulip flower essences to for you?

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Learn Religions: The Dagda, Father God of Ireland

In Irish legend, the Dagda is an important father figure deity. He is a powerful figure who wields a giant club that can both kill and resurrect men. The Dagda was the leader of the Tuatha de Danaan, and a god of fertility and knowledge. His name means “the good god.”

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MBG: How To Use Astrology To Understand Your Purpose In Life

One of the most common questions I receive as an astrologer is, “Can you help me find my purpose?” Fortunately, the answer is yes—this is one of astrology’s best uses. For the past 10 years, I have been researching purpose-related aspects and placements in charts, compiling a system to help people find—and embrace—their paths in the world.

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White Buffalo Woman Meditation

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: What to See in the Night Sky for May 2022
A sun-grazing comet, full lunar eclipse, and potential ‘storm’ of shooting stars dot the May nightscape.

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EarthSky News: Meet Regulus, the Lion’s Heart

Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion, is a harbinger of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. It creeps higher in the sky with each passing day in March and April, as winter favorites like Orion the Hunter descend westward. By May, this brilliant blue-white star is quite conspicuous in the evening sky as soon as the sun goes down.

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Pagan Playlist: OMNIA (Official) – Earth Warrior

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Inner Journey: Capture your inspiration!

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

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If everyone wanted the same thing if everyone wanted whatever was super trendy and wildly popular, or even if everyone wanted a thriving business and a steady income, it wouldn’t change the fact that you could still have yours.

There’s enough for everyone.

And you do know the “right people.”

Me,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Toffee Bundt Cake

This is almost as easy as a dump cake. It’s wonderfully tasty and frequently demanded by my friends.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
May 3 , 2022

Optimism
“I’ve got to admit it’s getting better
It’s a little better all the time.”

-John Lennon (1940-1980) and Paul McCartney (1942-) “Getting Better” 1967


When we learn to look at the world optimistically, we see that there is some evolution going on, some growth spiritually that just naturally takes place. We might lose sight of it at times, but because we are growing spiritually, things ARE getting better! And they’re getting better all the time.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Clear up a misunderstanding and free up some time and space to begin something you’ve been wanting to do but felt beyond your means. You might also come to an understanding with someone who has been an obstacle for you, whether because of pride, some power struggle, or other kind of competition or misconstrued sense of prestige or self-importance. Today, you are the equal of anyone. Be gracious.

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/