Cat’s Morning Bits for May 10, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 10, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: Make Room for New Possibilities (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This month it is crucial that we establish a strong connection to the foundation we are building within as this will support us as we manage the changes and volatility of this time. The incoming energies can create feelings of tension and pressure as we are urged to become more grounded and to get things done

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The Norse Gods: Freyja

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Spiritual Unite: CAN YOU FIX A KARMIC RELATIONSHIP?


Whether or not you can fix a karmic relationship depends on a few major things, such a complex system has many factors.

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ThoughtCo: Create a Portable Altar Kit

Why create a portable altar kit? Well, the obvious reason is that a portable altar is… well, portable. For some people, that’s a desirable thing.

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MBG: Are You A Fixed Sign? Here’s What It Means, According To The Astrologers

Within the zodiac, there are three classifications that all the signs fall under: cardinal, fixed, and mutable. Today, we’re unpacking everything you need to know about the fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. Here’s what it means to be fixed and why it matters, according to the AstroTwins.

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Daily Good: For Small Creatures Such as We

A life without festivity is a long road without an inn.

  • Democritus –

For Small Creatures Such as We

In “For Small Creatures Such as We” Sasha Sagan, daughter of astronomer Carl Sagan, “explores the worlds of ritual and tradition from a scientific viewpoint. Sagan is non-religious, much like her science-minded parents. When she became a mother, she wanted to find a way to incorporate ritual and tradition into her family in a way that, instead of religion, reflected her passion for space, science and nature. In this book, she explores ways that families might do that and how we can remind ourselves to be in awe of the world and universe around us.” { read more }

Be The Change

Consider how you incorporate ritual or tradition into your own family life. Do Sagan’s words inspire you to do anything differently?

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MBG: 7 Ways To Tap Into The Sensual & Steadying Energy Of The Taurus New Moon

On Tuesday, May 11, 2021 (at 2:59 PM EDT) the new moon in Taurus waves its eco-chic wand and casts an emerald spell over our lives.

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Treehugger: 17 Captivating Coconut Crab Facts

Coconut crab populations are only found in islands across the Indian Ocean and the central Pacific Ocean, with most habitats located near the shore.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Find the Keystone in Hercules

Tonight, from mid-northern latitudes, you can easily find the brilliant star Vega in the eastern sky at dusk and nightfall. Vega acts as your guide star to the Keystone – a pattern of four stars in the constellation Hercules.

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Patheos-Pagan: Energy For Witchcraft When Your Personal Reserve Is Low

In the past year, I have been struggling with low energy. Visits to the doctors and various tests in the past month have offered medical reasons that i will not get into right now

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Pagan Playlist: Oonagh • Ananau —

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Inner Journey: HOW DO YOU PLAY YOUR ROLES?

“What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.”
— Epicetus

When we are basically unconscious, we live according to social roles. We perform as sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, employers and employees, as society expects us to.

As we grow in awareness, we gain the freedom to bring our own unique perspectives to these roles. We can express ourselves authentically and creatively, without letting our roles dictate how we should behave.

“Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.”
— Katherine Mansfield

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A Note from the Universe

Sometimes the more joy you fake, the more joy you make.

Same for anything else you might fake.

Smiling upon you with infinite affection,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Shawarma

The most delicious shawarma chicken you’ll ever eat! Serve with pita bread, tomato and/or cucumber slices, tahini, or garlic sauce. Also great atop fattoush

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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

Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Tarot: Strength

Anger could raise its ugly little head today, but you have things under control. Don’t engage, if possible, and tactfully deflect the worst of whatever misunderstanding caused the outbreak. If it’s repressed anger, there may never be any loud or angry words. You can smooth any ruffled feathers simply by standing up and not being intimidated or rushed into any action or opinion. Be at your best today.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

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/

Open The Windows: Cat’s Angel Message for April 10, 2021

Open The Windows: Cat’s Angel Message for April 10, 2021

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

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Fear not the shadows for they hold the things that we have set aside. Treasure chests filled with hopes and dreams! ~Cat

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410: Today the Universe has opened a small window that will greatly enhance our manifestation process. Pay careful attention to the thoughts and ideas that keep popping up. The key is to create a clear vision of what you want and to hold onto those optimistic vibes. We all want to manifest good things in our lives and this window will allow us to add more stepping stones to our creations. The Universe and our helpers have heard our requests and the wheels are turning. They are letting you know that the work you are doing is paying off and that you are headed in the right direction. Keep doing your part and continue to add your energy to theirs to keep things moving. If you are guided to take action, do so and know that the Universe has your back and good things are on the horizon!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Zadkiel helps to heal our hearts and minds so that accepting support in all forms is easier. He also promotes compassion for ourselves and others while helping us to find things that we have lost, forgotten about or set aside. Ego is not a friend of truth as it forcibly tells us that we don’t need help and can do everything by ourselves. He boosts our faith and fills our hearts with peace and calm.

The Ascended Master El Morya can help if you have trouble staying present and focused in the now. He teaches us the importance of putting aside what we cannot control so that we are free to think about other things. He reminds us that it is our faith that keeps us grounded so that we can embrace both the patience and the clear decision making needed to make things happen.

The Norse goddess Freya celebrates fertility, spring and new growth. She is also a goddess of fate and extends to us an invitation to use your personal magick to create. She says “Feel the pulse of earth beneath your feet and feel the sun upon your face. Draw upon them to enhance your power as you help the tides of fate to weave your destiny.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Black Banded Agate which helps us start new things, embrace new beginnings and projects. It promotes the creativity needed to make things happen. The patterns in this stone invite inspiration and creative flow!

Amethyst helps us to make decisions by promoting common sense and spiritual insight. It also enables us to set realistic goals and sets us on the road to personal achievement. This crystal is a powerful protector and helps to shield us from unwanted energies while dispelling anxiety and fear. It helps the thought process by providing focus and clearing the way to good decision making.

Use Carnelian for motivation and increased creativity. It teaches us to trust in ourselves and helps us find creative solutions to current issues as it boosts self esteem and invites us to embrace our personal power while promoting positive life choices which enhance our ability to draw new forms of prosperity and abundance.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

I invite you to share my work as long as no changes are made and 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/

The Voice That Guides: Cat’s Angel Message for March 27, 2021

The Voice That Guides: Cat’s Angel Message for March 27, 2021

March Theme: Manifesting our dreams and goal requires focus and clarity. By working on self-love we find the inner peace needed to navigate our path like a pro.

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Listen to yourself and the voice within. Bring that wisdom forward and be your guide. ~Cat

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327: Spring is the season of new beginnings, new growth, and change, all of which are integral parts of our path. So how do you know if you are on the right path and headed in the right direction? First of all, remember that everyone’s path is unique, and second, you are truly the only one who knows what’s best for you. Walking your path involves courage, trust in the universe, in ourselves and our own inner magic. Today we are being reminded that our intuition is a valuable gift. We are all able to discern right from wrong, what feels right and what doesn’t and what brings us joy. Now add to that your intuitive gifts and you’ll find your path and new paths opening up before you. If you are unsure of your next “step” take some time to think about or meditate on where you want to be and then move forward making the necessary adjustments as you go. Allow yourself to move forward with confidence, set your intentions high and know that the Universe is there to help you.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Chamuel helps us to recover things we have lost. while he usually works with lost items he can also help when we feel out of balance by showing us the reason behind it. He also assists us as we navigate our path by helping us to find the direction and guidance that needed to move forward on this journey of self discovery. If you feel like you have wandered off your path and are having trouble finding your way back he can help you get your bearings.

The Ascended Master Vywamus encourages us to continuously and consciously seek inspiration through the discovery and rediscovery of our own natural abilities and talents. He teaches us that healing can be found in change. If something is holding you back he can teach you how to let it go or let it be so you can continue moving forward.

The Norse goddess Freya celebrates fertility, spring and new growth. She is also a goddess of fate and extends to us an invitation to use your personal magick to create. She says “Feel the pulse of earth beneath your feet and feel the sun upon your face. Draw upon them to enhance your power as you help the tides of fate to weave your destiny.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Amazonite. This stone is sometimes called the stone of hope. It helps us to speak our truth with confidence and instills us with hope itself. It calms and soothes frayed nerves during times of stress and helps us to feel and embrace universal love. It works with both heart and throat chakras.

Rose Quartz brings us inner peace and harmony which is essential to increasing our faith. The energy of this stone is very soothing and can help calm frazzled nerves. It helps to promote the softer, move loving view that we need to embrace gratitude, it soothes and clears the emotions and fills us with loving compassion. It works with the heart chakra to gently wash away negative feelings that we harbor against ourselves and lifts the emotions to promote joy and peace. It opens our heart and shows us the love in relationships and situations, which helps us find a balancing point Use this gentle stone to shower yourself with loving care and to send healing to those little places that most need it.

Turquoise helps us with creative problem solving and promotes both balance and intuition. It is aligned with the Throat Chakra and teaches us to speak up for ourselves and to speak our truth, which can be a valuable asset when working with gratitude and our ability to create. Turquoise helps to purify our energy and clears away negative energy. it aids our problem-solving skills and protects us against self-sabotaging thoughts and actions.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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The Hope of Spring : Cat’s Angel Message for March 20, 2021

The Hope of Spring : Cat’s Angel Message for March 20, 2021

March Theme: Manifesting our dreams and goal requires focus and clarity. By working on self-love we find the inner peace needed to navigate our path like a pro.

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Gather seeds and plant with care. When we water them with love, the gifts within they freely share. ~Cat

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320: Today is Ostara and the Vernal Equinox and the Universe is reminding us about the importance of faith. Sometimes our faith is like the Winter season where things seem barren, empty or even hopeless. We see no results to our prayers or requests. Then all of a sudden things look brighter, more colorful and then we see new beginnings and new growth, just like what happens in Spring. Embrace this new season and see things with a fresh, new perspective. Believe with all your being that even though the results you want are not yet visible the Universe is working behind the scenes, wheels are turning and things are falling into place.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Ariel helps us to embrace our own divine magick which strengthens our manifestation process. Since she works with the earth and environment (nature angels and sprite too) she can help those unfamiliar with the Sacred Feminine work connect with her.

Today we honor the goddesses of Spring (Brigid (the maiden), Freya, Olwen, Blodewedd, Eostre, Persephone/Kore, or Cordielia.) Spend some time outside today and look for the new growth that symbolizes rebirth and hope.

The Greek goddess Persephone tells us “Don’t be afraid to unearth what lies beneath. By shedding light in dark or weedy places you often find treasures that you had forgotten. These treasures can form the foundations that you need to navigate your path in life.”

The Norse goddess Freya celebrates fertility, spring and new growth. She is also a goddess of fate and extends to us an invitation to use your personal magick to create. She says “Feel the pulse of earth beneath your feet and feel the sun upon your face. Draw upon them to enhance your power as you help the tides of fate to weave your destiny.”

The Welsh Goddess Cordelia helps us to meet life’s changes with courage and excitement. She asks that we be proactive about looking for signs of our inner growth and gain a new perspectives about what lies ahead. She says “Healing can be found in nature and by observing it. Allow the beauty that surrounds you to renew your spirit and fill your soul with pure joy as you nurture the new growth within.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Amber which bestows a positive mental state and helps us find balance, patience and aids in decision making. Use Amber to enhance your earth connection and to promote grounding. It is also a great healing stone (it’s actually tree resin) that helps to remove energetic impurities from the body.

Moss Agate. This gentle stone promotes new beginnings and can help release the blocks that are keeping us from moving forward. It attracts new forms of abundance and teaches us how to channel our energy in new, creative ways. Often referred to as the gardener’s stone Moss Agate helps us connect to nature, the earth, and our own inner garden as well. Carry it with you or wear it during times of new growth

Citrine. This happy and sunny crystal draws abundance and brings our self confidence forward. It promotes the optimistic mindset necessary to activate the manifestation process and nudges us into action. We can also use Citrine to help us sift through information and analyze situations so that we can move forward with positive intent. Citrine also helps us go with the flow and encourages us to explore all options so that we can make the best decisions for our journey.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

I invite you to share my work as long as no changes are made and to check out my websites:

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

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 25, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 25, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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

February Events

Feb. 2: Imbolc/Candlemas and Groundhog Day

Feb. 5: World Animal Reiki Day

Feb. 7: Super Bowl Sunday

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

Feb. 12: Chinese New Year of the Ox

Feb. 14: Valentines Day

Feb. 15: Presidents Day and Lupercalia

Feb. 16 Mardi Gras

Feb. 18: Celtic Tree Month of Ash

Feb. 18: Sun enters Pisces

Feb. 19: National Caregivers Day

Feb. 20: Mercury goes DIRECT

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


Spirit Library: Overwhelming & Exciting (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Your energy field is opening to a new awareness which is encouraging your energetic system to move and function in a new and different way. Your energy field will open to this new awareness and the resulting movement will cause a clearing and detoxing process with the usual detox symptoms.

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Odin’s Mythical Ravens – Huginn and Muninn (Norse Mythology Explained)

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF NUMBER 19

Number 19 is an extraordinary number. In ancient times, it was known as the ‘Number of Surrender’.

Number 19 is an extraordinary number. In ancient times, it was known as the ‘Number of Surrender’.

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ThoughtCo: Freyja – Goddess of Abundance, Fertility and War

Freyja was the sister of the god Freyr, and was one of the Vanir, the Norse deities of earth and water that lived in Asgard. Venerated by women, heroes and rulers alike, she was the Scandinavian goddess of fertility and abundance. Freyja could be called upon for assistance in childbirth and conception, to aid with marital problems, or to bestow fruitfulness upon the land and sea.

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Patheos / New Visions : Swayed In All Directions

I doze in the hammock, and this book of voices from long ago falls from my lap into the grass. And these ancient voices say to me in my sleep,

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MBG: What To Know About February’s Full Snow Moon & How To Work With It

This month’s full moon is also known as the Snow Moon, and as always, it gives us an opportunity to reflect and release. Here’s what you need to know about the full Snow Moon and how to work with its lunar energy.

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Daily Good: Our Memories of Water

“I began asking friends if they had any memorable experiences with water. I was surprised by the blank looks I got. Like almost everyone else, ordinarily my relationship with water was unremarkable–like our relationship with air and sunshine. If instead, I’d started asking people, “Do you have any really memorable experiences of breathing air?” I’d probably have gotten even stranger looks. I have to laugh, even thinking about it. But we all have deep, buried memories when our earlier contacts with water were still full of wonder and some inexpressible meaning.” In the following piece, Richard Whittaker offers glimpses into his own memories of water, and evokes the personal, as well as the profoundly universal aspects of this elemental force. { read more }

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Pioneer Thinking: Grandma’s Winter Rose Tea

My Grandmother taught me about the sweetness of summer’s roses in the dead of winter. Pass this happy tradition on to those you love!

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Elephant Journal: Finding Mary Oliver: 4 Magical & Inspiring Poems that will Touch your Heart.

Mary Oliver: The Gift In The Woods.
As I walk along a forest path that will eventually take me up to a mountaintop and its breathtaking view, I am stopped by a large rusted metal spiral hanging from a branch covered in lichen.

You really cannot miss it as it spins in the gentle breeze. I had completely ignored it the first time, even the second time, if I remember correctly.

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Treehugger: 5 Animals That See Infrared

The discovery of infrared light can be traced back to Sir Frederick William Herschel, who conducted an experiment in the 1800s measuring the temperature changes between the colors of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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EarthSky News: Full Snow Moon on Feb 26-27, 2021

From around the world these two nights – February 26 and 27, 2021 – the moon will likely appear full to the eye on both nights as it lights up the nighttime from dusk till dawn. In North America, we call the February full moon the Snow Moon or Hunger Moon. As dusk turns into darkness on February 26, you may see a bright star pop out rather close to the moon. That’s Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion.

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Patheos-Pagan: Magical Movement: Isolation & Connectivity

Time to recap the previous week of the Witchual Workout! If you don’t know about it – the Witchual Workout is a daily program designed to get you (and me) up and moving regularly – with a dash of magical inspiration to help build and enhance your daily practice.

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Pagan Playlist: Beautiful Irish Pagan Folk Song – Savage Daughter

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Inner Journey: EMBRACE YOUR LIFE

“If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life, as in hoping for another life, and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.”
— Albert Camus

Have you taken ownership of your life?

When we own our lives, we accept what we’ve inherited and the experiences we hold in our memories. We also lay claim to our right to create new conditions if we’re not happy with what’s come before. We assume responsibility for changing what does not suitus. We acknowledge our own special talents and skills, and truly comprehend our right to enjoy the journey. In short, we embrace the meaning and purpose, the mystery and the beauty of our lives.

“Recognize that life is what you get when you’re born … living is what you do with it.”
— Jim Allen

“It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.”
— Diane Ackerman

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A Note from the Universe

Just put yourself ahead in time, pretend that it’s next month already, and imagine that the past 4 weeks just totally rocked. Every hope you now possess for the coming weeks had manifested. Every challenge was breezed through. Every cool person stayed cool. Every trickster became an ally. There were happy surprises along the way, and you got plenty of sleep.

This is how we roll.

Kung Fu,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Oven-Roasted Tri-Tip with Apricot and Pineapple Salsa

It’s too cold to grill outside, so the oven finished off this tri-tip. Served with a salsa made from dried apricots and canned pineapple tidbits, this main dish will make you think of warmer days to come. We enjoyed it with steamed white rice and broccoli.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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

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Daily Wisdom
February 25, 2021

Failure
“If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.”

-Mary Pickford, (in Reader’s Digest, 1979)


Things happen. That’s just the way it is. But at every point in time we have choices to make. We can choose to learn from our mistakes. We can choose to try again. If we were perfect, and never made mistakes, then how could we possibly learn? Our wisdom comes from our own experiences. Like the song says: “pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and start all over again!”

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

It’s important to stick with the plan already in place and be loyal to those who are already committed to you. You’re not so much part of a team as you are the leader of a group of people who will do what you ask of them if you only treat them properly and look after their needs, especially the tiny personal ones.

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 June 5, 2020

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 5, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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June Events and Holidays

June 5: Full Strawberry Moon at 12:12 pm PST/ 1:12 pm MST/ 3:12 pm EST

June 8: World Oceans Day

June 10: Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14: Flag Day

June 20: Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 20: New Moon at 11:41 pm PST

June 21: New Moon at 12:41 am MST/ 2:41 am EST

June 21 Father’s Day

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Friday’s a day as’ll have his trick,
The fairest or foulest day o’ the wik.
-Proverb

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Spirit Library: Restoring Balance (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The energy of this year is working to dissolve the oldest patterns and the heaviest programming bringing to the surface, both individually and collectively, that which is in need of healing

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Pioneer Thinking: Your June Aromatic Horoscope

Every astrological sign possesses patterns that may impede one’s self-growth, happiness and well-being. While unexpected challenges may arise each month, they may be positively transformed into opportunities.

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ThoughtCo: Freyja – Goddess of Abundance, Fertility and War

Freyja was the sister of the god Freyr, and was one of the Vanir, the Norse deities of earth and water that lived in Asgard. Venerated by women, heroes and rulers alike, she was the Scandinavian goddess of fertility and abundance.

Read more..

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MBG: This June 2020 Numerology Reading Calls For A New Way Forward

Breathe the fresh air again, my friend! You have made it to the other side of May 2020, a 9 month in numerology that represented completion and endings, and into the new beginnings of a month 1!

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MUNDANE BEFORE MAGICKAL: Signs & Omens || Over Tea

 

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Daily Dream Meaning: Cemetery

1. A dream of contrary. Usually, this is NOT a negative symbol. If the cemetery was dark and gloomy, and/or overgrown, there is much in the dreamer’s life that needs to be cleaned up before he or she can move ahead. But if it was a clear day, and the cemetery was neat and well kept, the dreamer is free to move ahead with whatever plans he or she has made.
2. If there is someone with a serious illness in the dreamer’s immediate circle, a dark and gloomy cemetery probably reflects the dreamer’s fear rather than what is actually coming. A bright cemetery is reassuring; there will be no burials just yet.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: 7 Ways Protestors Showed Up For Black Lives

Amid the outpouring of outrage over George Floyd’s killing, are glimpses of solidarity and hope around the world. YES! Magazine shares more.
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Be The Change

Who are you standing in solidarity with in these times? For more inspiration read Maya Aneglou’s powerful poem “Still I Rise”. { more }

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Today’s DIY: Easy DIY Crescent Moon Wreath And Other Crafty Adventures | Crafty Witch

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Elephant Journal: June’s Eclipse Season: Shaking, Shifting & Transformation. {June 1 to July 8}

Hold onto your hats; we are entering eclipse season.
And like everything this year, this is an out-of-the-ordinary time, souped-up with go-faster stripes.

Read more…

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MNN: Why radical homemaking makes sense

As incomes drop or disappear due to the financial fallout from the coronavirus, many of us who were already spending more time at home will realize that soon we won’t be able to afford going out at all. Baking, gardening, and other hyper-local, self-sufficient pursuits are more popular than ever, and likely will be for the near future.

Read more….

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EarthSky News:  Strawberry Moon, penumbral lunar eclipse, on June 5

On both June 4 and 5, 2020, the moon will look full to the eye as it shines from dusk until dawn. On both nights, the moon will be close to the red supergiant star Antares, brightest star in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. The crest of the moon’s full phase – when the moon and sun are most opposite each other on our sky’s dome for this month

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Balancing Path: Interconnected Elements (Fire, Water, Earth, & Air)

I have spent a fair amount of time working with the elements: Earth, Water, Fire, & Air, plus Spirit and Void. In my experience, the elements are worlds away from the isolated energetic bastions of oppositional power which they are often portrayed as.

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist: Sky World- By Bear Fox performed by Teio Swathe

We’re not promised another day on this earth, but we can only hope that when we lose the people we love that we will see them again! If you heart is hurting for your loved ones who have gone to the other side camp, be encouraged that you will see them again!

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Inner Journey:

SEEK INSIGHTS

“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.”
— Aristotle

INSIGHTS happen only when we shift to a higher, more inclusive perspective. As we grow in wisdom and experience, we become less attached to the form of reality and more aware of its spiritual side – its qualities, values and meaning. As we get to know ourselves as souls, we begin to let go of the self-consciousness of the ego. This allows us to more effectively include others and work with the whole picture.

When there is more in sight, we get more insights.

Try becoming aware of those times when you focus on differences. At those times, STOP and PAY ATTENTION and IDENTIFY SIMILARITIES INSTEAD. See how all parts fit into a bigger picture. Expand your perspectives. Find common causes, motives and needs. Go to another level of thinking and problem solving. Be open to using more imagination and creativity. Shift your thinking from “either/or” to “both/and” and be prepared for more insights.

“Insight occurs when, and to the degree that, one knows oneself.”
— Andrew Schneider

“We are not what we know. We are what we are willing to learn.”
— Council on Ideas

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

Your attention, please…

Your attention, please…

This… is the Universe.

Today I’ll be recording your every thought and emotion, no matter how “good” or “bad,” no matter how generous or stingy, and no matter how helpful or hurtful they may be. And everything I record… will be played back for you, as soon as possible, as some type of physical manifestation in time and space.

Thank you, that is all –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cucumber and Pea Salad

“Cucumbers meet peas in this creamy side dish garnished with finely chopped walnuts and basil leaves.”

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow
Friday belongs to Venus, and its 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), works well 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
June 5, 2020 

Value
“There is no such thing as absolute value in this world. You can only estimate what a thing is worth to you.”

-Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900)

 
A lot of times we think of value in terms of money. On “Antiques Roadshow” we watch with interest as various pieces are given a certain dollar value. But that dollar amount is only one measure of the item’s value. If some heirloom has been in the family for generations, and represents a kind of family history, then the sentimental value for its owner may be much more than the dollar amount. He may not be willing to part with it for any sum of money! There’s an old saying that “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

It’s possible that a trust has been violated or a relationship may be hurt by a broken promise, or you sense that this might happen soon. Until you know for sure who and what might be involved, take no action, although the discreet question asked of a trustworthy person might be all right, though still risky. Make no accusations but respect your own self-interest

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 August 9, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 9, 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 Poetry of earth is never dead:
When all the birds are faint with the hot sun,
And hide in cooling trees, a voice will run
From hedge to hedge about the new-mown mead;
That is the Grasshopper’s-he takes the lead
In summer luxury,-he has never done
With his delights; for when tired out with fun
He rests at ease beneath some pleasant weed.
-John Keats (1975-1821)

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Spiritual Unite: Birds Chirping At Night Meaning – Meditate On The Message

Birds chirping at night meaning can hold special meaning related to your sense of freedom, your perspective, and your connection with nature.
They also have strong links with your spiritual health as they are highly spiritual animals

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/birds-chirping-at-night-meaning/

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ThoughtCo: Magical Banishing Spells

In many traditions of Paganism, banishing is done to get rid of negative or unwanted energy, or even people who may be causing problems in our lives.

https://www.learnreligions.com/about-magical-banishing-2562757

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MBG: 3 Common Feel-Good Beliefs That Are Actually Holding You Back

Do you realize that even in our very modern world, many people use myths to navigate this reality? We may not even subscribe to them consciously, and yet they influence how we perceive our lives, as well as how we think, feel, and act.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/everything-happens-for-a-reason-and-other-false-myths-to-stop-saying

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Elephant Journal: August 8-12 Lion’s Gate Portal: Supercharge your Manifesting Game.

The 8th August is marked as a spiritually significant day known as the Lion’s Gate.
It’s an energy portal that helps us to clear out any energy blockages, fears, and limiting beliefs which in turn will activate the essence of our soul power.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/4-steps-to-supercharge-your-manifesting-power-during-the-lions-gate/

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Spirit Library: Sacred Earth Keepers: An Activation of the Sacred Rose & Sacred Sword of Nobility

A Lion’s Gate Gift for us all….

There are many ways to activate everything. This is but one way for those who resonate and would like to utilize this to open portals and accelerate this sacred passageway (anytime) from within themselves. ♥

https://spiritlibrary.com/lisa-transcendence-brown/sacred-earth-keepers-an-activation-of-the-sacred-rose-sacred-sword-of-nobil

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MNN: Perseid meteor shower: What you need to know
The annual event will peak on the evening of Aug. 12.

The annual Perseid meteor shower, known for its prolific offering of “shooting stars,” is expected to be a bit muted in 2019.
Unlike last year (shown below), when there were as many as 80 meteors per hour, the display will be less brilliant this year

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/stories/perseid-meteor-shower-what-you-need-know

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Patheos-Pagan: The Thrifty Heathen’s Guide to Offerings

When I first started out in Paganism years and years ago, I was a completely broke teenager with incredibly little at my disposal – for much of that time, I didn’t even have a permanent residence. Reading all the 101 Intro to Wicca books, there were lists and lists of materials needed, how to make a proper altar, rare and exotic ingredients without which spells would be less effective.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/heathenatheart/2015/07/the-thrifty-heathens-guide-to-offerings/

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Today’s Deity: Freya

Freya (Old Norse Freyja, “Lady”) is one of the preeminent goddesses in Norse mythology. She’s a member of the Vanir tribe of deities, but became an honorary member of the Aesir gods after the Aesir-Vanir War. Her father is Njord. Her mother is unknown, but could be Nerthus. Freyr is her brother. Her husband, named Odr in late Old Norse literature, is certainly none other than Odin, and, accordingly, Freya is ultimately identical with Odin’s wife Frigg (see below for a discussion of this).

https://norse-mythology.org/gods-and-creatures/the-vanir-gods-and-goddesses/freya/

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Inner Journey:

FOLLOW YOUR OWN PATH

“Life is complex. Each one of us must make his own path through life. There are no self-help manuals, no formulas, no easy answers. The right road for one is the wrong road for another … The journey of life is not paved in blacktop; it is not brightly lit, and it has no road signs. It is a rocky path through the wilderness.”
— M. Scott Peck

We each have our own pathways to develop both personally and spiritually. They are based on our character and past experiences. No one else can identify our paths for us. Tune in to your inner guidance system and follow its direction.

“What every man needs, regardless of his job or the kind of work he is doing, is a vision of what his place is and may be. He needs an objective and a purpose. He needs a feeling and a belief that he has some worthwhile thing to do. What this is no one can tell him. It must be his own creation.”
— Joseph M. Dodge

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Hearts don’t actually break but sometimes they’re forced to grow so fast, it feels like they have. Sorry about that,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Crispy Grits Fritters

We call these “gritters” in our house, but I did not want to confuse you, I just want to introduce you to something delicious! I’m not a huge fan of eating grits with a spoon from a bowl, but I do love these rolled up versions. These fritters are super creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside. They are awesome little snacks, and great appetizers for parties.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Crispy-Grits-Fritters.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

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

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

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

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Daily Wisdom
August 9, 2019

Independence

“No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.”

-William Blake

I guess this is another way of saying “Go for it!” This makes me think of my favorite book, Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. Jonathan was certainly independent. He lived by his own rules, he learned and grew beyond the expectations of society, because he felt compelled to do so. He followed his heart, and he later became a teacher, passing his wisdom on to younger generations seeking inspiration. Why be content to walk, or even run, when it is in us to soar? We get to make the choice because we are independent thinkers.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

See through a false impression or some illusion that has been projected to throw you off course or to misjudge someone. Done innocently or deliberately, you can dispel that false impression and work your way right through it. You could even do this without challenging or confronting anyone directly, thus saving yourself the trauma of a showdown. Go slow when making any decisions that affect others.

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/