Cat’s Morning Bits for October 16, 2020 “New Moon Edition”

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 16, 2020 “New Moon Edition”

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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Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night’s decay
Ushers in a drearier day.
-Emily Bronte (1818-48)

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October Events:

Oct 1: Full Blood Moon at 2:05 pm PST/ 3:05 pm MST/ 5:05 pm EST

Oct 9: Moon 3rd Qtr 5:39 pm PST/ /6:39 pm MST/ 8:39 pm EST

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day

Oct 16: Super New Moon in Libra at 12:31 pm PST/ 1:31 pm MST/ 3:31 pm EST

Oct 23: Moon 1st Qtr. 6:22 am PST/ 7:22 am MST/ 9:22 am EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Into the Flow (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This is a time where we are expanding beyond the boundaries of the past. Life is heading in a new and different direction. How this unfolds in our lives is dependant on how open and willing we are to follow our souls urging.

Read more….

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Cafe Astrology: NEW MOON ON OCTOBER 16, 2020 IN LIBRA

The Moon is New in Libra on October 16, 2020, at 3:31 PM EDT. This phase of the Moon occurs at 23 degrees and 53 minutes of Libra. The New Moon in the sign of Libra starts a good cycle in which to commit to personal goals that express the positive energies of the sign of the Scales.

Read more…..

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The Wild Hunt: Norse “god-house” found in Norway

Archaeologists from the University Museum of Bergen dated these remains to the late 700s C.E. According to Søren Diinhoff of that Museum, no one had found a god-house in Norway before.

Read more…..

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MBG: How The New Moon In Libra Brings Harmony, Love — And A Jolt Of Beauty

On Friday, October 16, 2020 (at 3:31 p.m. EDT), the year’s only new moon in graceful, commitment-focused Libra marks one of the most promising days for harmonizing your relationships.

Read more…..

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Astroglorious: Libra New Moon ritual: cultivating beauty and inner peace

The Libra New Moon ritual is here to help us invite more beauty and peace into our lives. It favors all activities that will help us awaken our inner beauty and balance.

Read more…..

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Libra New Moon: Set Your Intentions! (Rituals, Herbs, Crystals)

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Elephant Journal: New Moon Ritual: Find Soft, Sweet Self-Love for the Coming Month.

Find a quiet and comfortable seat.
Invite the neck and shoulders to rotate for a few breaths, if that feels good.

Shifting anything to settle in more deeply.

Calling your energy back from all the places you spent it this week, month.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: Scarlet Macaws Released Into Guatemalan Nature Reserve

After being hand-raised by conservationists, 26 young scarlet macaws were recently released back into the wild into Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve (MBR). Once low-birth weight chicks that likely wouldn’t have survived on their own, the healthy birds flew off into the tropical forest.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Year’s closest new moon October 16

On October 16, 2020, we have the year’s closest and largest new moon. It’s a prelude to the year’s farthest and smallest full moon – also a Blue Moon, near red Mars – on October 31 (Halloween).

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: The Night Journey – A Book To Advance Your Path

A little while ago I posted about the need for experienced Witches and magical practitioners to re-examine those “favorite” books they like to recommend to new folks – especially if they haven’t read them in the last 10 years or more. Part of this is because we tend to have nostaglia for books that meant something to us when we were newbies.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: new moon meditation October 2020

This meditation was inspired by an ancient Greek temple and if you hold on to it for at least 13 minutes you’ll hear all the instruments and different sounds playing. Each time this music is repeated it uses other instruments. Can you tell the difference? I feel you’ll love the sounds of the new instruments here.

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Inner Journey: FIND PEACE INSIDE

“All spiritual disciplines are done with a view to still the mind. The perfectly still mind is universal spirit.”
— Swami Ramdas

Getting into the habit of meditating, praying and/or resting daily helps us pull back from our preoccupation with the material world. In silence and solitude, we have an opportunity to pay attention to what’s happening inside rather than outside.

When we do this consistently, we learn to relax and to quiet and detach from our mental chatter and our turbulent emotions. As we begin to witness ourselves in personality, we also begin to experience our soul.

“Meditation may require a lifetime to master, but it will have been a lifetime well spent.” If you want to judge your progress, ask yourself these questions: Am I more loving? Is my judgment sounder? Do I have more energy?Can my mind remain calm under provocation? Am I free from the conditioning of anger, fear, and greed? Spiritual awareness reveals itself as eloquently in character development and selfless action as in mystical states.”
— Eknath Easwaran

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

To clarify, the primary roles of LOVE are not to heal, fix, or mend. Not to soothe, cure, or ease. Not even to refresh, rejuvenate, or restore. Hardly.

The primary roles of LOVE, are to “Yahoo!” “Yeehaa!” and “Whoohooo!”

Get your love on,

The Universe

tut.com

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Bustle: 6 Dos & Don’ts During October’s New Moon

There is nothing chill about the astrology of 2020. In the continuing theme of cosmic chaos, we’ve got a lot on our lunar plate this month, too. Wedged between the intense double October full moons that begin and end the month is the October 2020 new moon, which rises on Friday, October 16 in the sign of Libra.

Read more……

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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


Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
October 16, 2020

Study
“Every great study is not only an end in itself, but also a means of creating and sustaining a lofty habit of mind.”

-Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)


It seems like we are studying all the time. We have aspirations for spiritual growth, so we soak up all the wisdom that comes our way, and we seek out wisdom as we go. And yes, we learn from all of these sources. And one of the great things that we learn is that the process of study itself is good for us, and makes us more wise ourselves. So we want to do more, and it becomes a good habit!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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BronxWitch: New Moon in Libra October 2020 | Pick A Card Tarot Reading

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 17, 2020 New Moon Edition

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 17, 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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It is the summer’s great last heat,
It is the fall’s first chill: They meet.
-Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt (1836-1919)

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September’s Events:

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

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

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

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Intentionally Adjust Your Focus (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This is the point of no return. A powerful juncture that is bringing a deepening awareness of the evolving energies of this time. These energies are generating enormous shifts and changes within humanity. We are literally transforming from the inside out, which is creating a recalibration and reorganization of all aspects of our lives.

Read more……

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thedesertpath.com Tagged by Cat

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Working With The New Moon ~ The White Witch Parlour

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ThoughtCo: New Beginnings Ritual

There are many times in our life when all of us feel like we need a new start. Whether it’s at the beginning of a new year, a new moon phase, or even just because we’re having tough times in our life, sometimes it helps to sit down, breathe a bit, and focus on making things change.

Read more…..

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MBG: This Year’s Only New Moon In Virgo Is Coming: Here’s How To Harness It

School’s in session! On September 17 at 7:00 AM EDT the knowledge-seeking, service-oriented 2020 Virgo new moon sets us on a path toward illuminated health and happiness.

Clean, green and serene is the recipe for success as the 2020 Virgo new moon (the only one this year) shifts our focus toward salubrious systems.

Read more…..

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Intuitive Astrology: Virgo New Moon September 2020

The Virgo New Moon on September 17, is the first in a line up of three Super New Moons over the coming months. This trio of Super Moons then leads us into a Total Solar New Moon Eclipse come December, which will activate and open a portal to a bright new beginning.

Read more…..

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‘New Moon Rising’: Wiccan Chant [Ritual Prayer]

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Elephant Journal: What we Actually Need during the New Moon (Menses or not).

It’s new moon time again—a time of new beginnings, reflection, and rest.
If you’re a women who’s in sync with nature, it’s “that time.” And if you’re a man who’s with a woman in sync with nature, well, it’s “that time,” too.

In today’s hectic, fast-paced world it’s normal, and even considered good, to power through all the time, even through the times that should be dedicated to rest.

Read more……

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Treehugger: 10 Animals Found in the Rainforest

No terrestrial ecosystems are as essential as rainforests, the most species-rich regions on Earth. Covering only about eight percent of the Earth’s surface, tropical rainforests contain over half of the planet’s animal and plant species.

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EarthSky News: Use Great Square to find Andromeda galaxy

Tonight, find the large spiral galaxy next door. As shown on the chart at the top of this post, the Great Square of Pegasus serves as a great jumping off point for finding the Andromeda galaxy, otherwise known as M31. The Great Square sparkles over your eastern horizon at nightfall and travels westward across the sky throughout the night.

Read more…..

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Real Magic Spells for the Dark Moon: Breaking an Addiction Spell by Mackenzie Sage Wright

Magic spells for the dark moon are particularly potent. When it comes to destructive magic, it’s even more potent than the full moon. The dark moon energies give a tremendous ‘boost’ to any workings, so it’s an ideal time to tackle a big problem in your life: addiction.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Ajeet – Dance of the Moon (Official Video)

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Inner Journey: DID YOU FIND JOY?

“The future, higher evolution will belong to those who live in joy, who share joy, and who spread joy.”
— Torkom Saraydarian

Joy, as the energy of love, is the highest vibration on this planet. Everything in the universe is energy; it can be measured and reduced to vibrational frequencies. It’s a universal law that as we think and feel we vibrate, and as we vibrate we attract.When we are in the high joy vibration, we attract what is for our greater good.

The Ancient Egyptians saw Joy as a sacred responsibility. They believed that upon their death, the God Osiris would ask them two questions: “Did you bring Joy?” and “Did you find Joy?” Those who answered ‘yes’ could continue their journey into the afterlife.

For at least the next week or two, ask yourself these two questions each and every day:
•Did I bring joy?
•Did I find joy?

“Man loves because he is Love. He seeks Joy, for he is Joy. He thirsts for God for he is composed of God and he cannot exist without Him.”
— Sathya Sai Baba

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

There’s always far more going on that you’ve yet to see. Even now.

So if you should ever feel bored or lonely again, look a little closer.

Where’s Waldo?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Nutella® Cream Cheese Pound Cake

“Not your traditional pound cake, but dense and creamy just like the original. This uses cream cheese and yogurt instead of butter for a bit of tang then gets swirled with Nutella® for a rich cocoa and nutty addition. It also contains less sugar.”

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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

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Daily Wisdom
September 17 , 2020

Gentleness
“Tenderness is greater proof of love than the most passionate of vows.”

-Marlene Dietrich, 1962


What we do carries more weight than what we say. If we mean what we say, how do we show it? When we’re talking about love – it means being gentle, and tender, and loyal and available. Think of how we respond to a sleeping baby – we cuddle and whisper and walk softly. It’s in our nature to show love by being gentle.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot September 17, 2020 – New Moon in Virgo

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 25, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 25, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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The holly! the holly! oh, twine it with bay-
Come give the holly a song;
For it helps to drive stern winter away,
With his garment so sombre and long.
-Eliza Cook (1818-89)

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Spiritual Unite: Owl Spirit Guide Meaning – The Mystery Of The Night

Our spirit guides are exactly what they sound like – spirits that guide us through our journey here on Earth.
Most are loved ones or soulmates, some are interested souls and permanent guides, and some take the form of a spirit animal.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: How to Perform a New Moon Ritual 

The new moon is the birthing cycle of the moon’s various phases. It is also an opportune time to attract your heartfelt longings by doing a moon ritual focused on manifestation.

Read more…..

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MBG: In Tribute To Ram Dass: 10 Of Our Favorite Quotes From A Spiritual Icon

Baba Ram Dass, spiritual icon and author of Be Here Now, died peacefully at 88 on December 22, 2019, surrounded by loved ones in his Maui home.

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Daily Good: Be Love Now

“Imagine feeling more love from someone than you have ever known. You’re being loved even more than your mother loved you when you were an infant, more than you were ever loved by your father, your child, or your most intimate lover–anyone…This love is actually part of you; it is always flowing through you. It’s like the subatomic texture of the universe, the dark matter that connects everything. When you tune in to that flow, you will feel it in your own heart–not your physical heart or your emotional heart, but your spiritual heart, the place you point to in your chest when you say, ‘I am.'” More in this beautiful passage by Ram Dass. { read more }

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Elephant Journal: Why my Little Pagan Heart loves Christmas.

We are a light-loving society, and—though it has gotten a rather bad reputation—we need darkness, too.
One of the things that I love about pagan rituals, and traditions, is that they honor death and darkness as much as they honor birth and the light. Nature is both.

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Patheos Pagan: To All The Other Single Moms During The Holidays

My house is in absolute chaos. The living room, which doubles as my workspace, has been overtaken by presents and decorations. Some of those decorations are up, others are still awaiting their place. It won’t happen. They’ll have to be content to wait for next year because there isn’t time. The holidays are here.

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EarthSky News: Annular solar eclipse on December 26

The third and final solar eclipse of the year falls on December 26, 2019, in the world’s Eastern Hemisphere. However, this is the year’s only annular eclipse – sometimes called a “ring of fire” eclipse

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Patheos-Pagan: Stirring the Brew: Santa Claus Is Real, Not Literal

When I was very young, about 3 or 4 years old, I saw Santa Claus. He was standing in our living room on Christmas Eve, in his signature red and white, with his pack of toys, saying, “Ho ho!”

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Inner Journey:

ARE YOU IN INTEGRITY?

“In order to live a rich life, everything about who you are must be one, in alignment, and in pure harmony.”
— Suze Orman

For clear and honest expression, our thoughts, speech and actions must all be congruent. We will not stand in our power if we are inadvertently sending mixed messages-if we say one thing and do another.

I found it helpful to consciously identify the values that matter most to me. With these values in mind, it’s easier to ensure I’m living them.

“Honor your integrity and you will be repaid many times over with increased prosperity.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

higherawareness.com
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Pioneer Thinking:  Power Outage

During a recent power outage, it occurred to us that not everyone out there is ready for such an event, or equipped with the items needed to lighten the sometimes stressful environment it can create. We have put a few tips together that we hope everyone will find helpful when the lights go out.

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Today’s Recipe: Clove: 4 Reasons To Add A Dash Of This Powerful Spice To Everything

Often associated with gingerbread cookies and winter cocktails, clove is what puts the spice in pumpkin spice. Similar to cinnamon or ginger, clove is a spicy, yet warm, aromatic that adds depth to any dish, from garam masala curries to chai tea lattes. But it’s more than just a sprinkling spice; small but mighty, clove packs a surprisingly healthy punch.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
December 25, 2019

Angels

“Angels come in all sizes and shapes and colors, visible and invisible to the physical eye. But always you are changed from having seen one.”

-Sophy Burnham, 1990

I think we’ve all seen an angel at some point in time. My mailman is an angel when he gets out in the pouring rain to deliver a package rather than leaving a note in my box for me to pick it up at the post office. My son’s teacher is an angel when she stays after school to tutor her students before a big biology test. My cat is an angel when she curls up on my lap just when I need a hug. We need to recognize the angels in our lives, and appreciate how they can change us just by being who they are.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

A little emotional distance is called for to keep things peaceful and working smoothly. You may be very sentimental or attached to certain issues or other people’s opinions of you but don’t let this rule how the day goes. Don’t let anyone casually or ignorantly hurt your feelings. They may not even know what they’re doing. Stay functional and keep your emotional guards up.

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/