Cat’s Morning Bits for July 12, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 12, 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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July Events

July is the seventh month of the year in the Julian calendar. The month of July was previously called Quintilis in Latin as it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. The name of the month was changed to July in honor of Julius Caesar during the Julian calendar reform.
timeanddate.com

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 9 New Moon at 6:16 pm PST/ 7:16 pm MST/ 9:16 pm EST

July 23 Full Blessing Moon at 7:36 pm PST/ 8:36 pm MST/ 10:36 pm EST


Spirit Library: New Moon – A Welcome Change (a message from Kate Spreckley)
Friday, 9 July, 2021

It’s been a pretty chaotic few months energetically and this weekend’s New Moon is shifting the foundation of our lives yet again but in a much more positive way. The New Moon energy is supporting us in moving on from the past and offering the opportunity for a fresh start. As such this is a time of deep inner adjustment as what has surfaced over the past few weeks begins to clear. Taking time out to recharge and rebalance is vital.

The lead up to this month’s New Moon has been intense and you may have felt pushed, pulled and stuck all at the same time. However, with the New Moon this weekend breakthroughs are possible as you have the opportunity now to step forward and onto a new path. Push through any feelings of fear and uncertainty and recognise that this is a time of welcome change.

This article may be republished as is, with no changes made and all links active © 2021 Kate Ann Spreckley http://www.spiritpathways.co.za

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Lammas Travel Altar

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Spiritual Unite: KANGAROO SPIRIT ANIMAL – EMBRACE CHANGE
The kangaroo spirit animal appears in your life when you are ready to escape a bad situation.

It lends you the strength to take the initiative and take back control over your destiny.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Lammas History: Welcoming the Harvest

At Lammas, also called Lughnasadh, the hot days of August are upon us, much of the earth is dry and parched, but we still know that the bright reds and yellows of the harvest season are just around the corner.

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Patheos / New Visions: Why Compassion?
SPIRITUAL NATURALIST SOCIETY

We talk a lot about compassion here at the Society. It’s even in our motto, “Happiness through compassion, reason, and practice.’

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MBG: Looking For Luck This July? A Numerologist Weighs In On The Auspicious Month

July is here, and we’re officially in the seventh month of 2021 (somehow). If you’re into numerology, or just happen to like the number 7, you may be wondering if this month holds anything special in the energy department. To find out, we asked numerologist Michelle Buchanan about all things 7.

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Daily Rituals – Clearing NEGATIVE ENERGIES – Alberto Villoldo

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Elephant Journal: 10 Powerful Thich Nhât Hańh Quotes to Quiet the Flawed Human in All of Us.

I’ve recently come to a place in life where I’ve accepted that I’m a very flawed human, with aspects of my character that can flare up and be less than desirable.
I have come to this place through a practice of yoga, meditation and a continuing study of teachings delivered by those wiser than me.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Gorgeous Birds Strut and Soar in Winning Audubon Images

There’s a sandhill crane baby lying on top of its mother. There are beautiful hummingbirds fluttering as they feed. And there’s the glorious roadrunner above, pausing after a recent roll in the dirt.

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EarthSky News: Young Moon Returns July 11, Venus And Mars Conjunction

Venus and Mars orbit the sun on either side of Earth. But, in the July evening sky, Venus outshines Mars by about 200 times. So you might look west after sunset now … and overlook Mars at first. Watch for Mars. It’s in conjunction with Venus this month. The exact time of the conjunction is July 13, 2021, at about 7 UTC. At that time, Venus will pass 1/2 degree north of Mars on our sky’s dome, or about one moon-diameter.

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Patheos-Pagan: Five things I love about spellcraft and magic craft
BRANDY WILLIAMS

Witches cast spells. Witches and other magic workers also make charms and talismans and perform rites and rituals. I practice them all. Honestly I’m a magic nut, I love every form of magic I’ve ever learned!

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Black horses – Now we are free (Lisa Gerrard)

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Inner Journey:

A FOCUS ON YOU OR ME?

“Our deepest need is for the joy that comes with loving and being loved, with knowing we are of genuine use to others.”
— Eknath Easwaran

Are you more self-conscious or other-conscious?

Watch your motives for the day. Are they generally about you (your own desires and needs) or are they about others and their needs? There are no right and wrong answers here.

We must guard, though, that we aren’t using service to others as a means to get our own ego needs met. If we are, we would be wise to meet our own needs first so our interactions with others are not primarily self- serving.

“We are able to be of service to those who suffer only to the extent that we have been able to transform fear in our own lives.”
— Robert Sardello

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The reason your thoughts are so powerful is that they’re how you aim “God.”

Living on the plain of manifestation

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fresh Peach Cake

This is a quick and easy peach cake made with fresh peaches.

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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 Wisdom
July 12, 2021

Progress
“Frozen food is not progress.”

-Russell Baker


Technology has offered us some amazing conveniences – but at what expense? Do we hole up with our computers rather than socialize with our fellow travelers? Do we make a habit of eating fast food rather than enjoying the wholesomeness of something freshly prepared at home? Where, for the sake of “progress,” have we gone awry? When we remember the lessons we have learned in the past and build on them, then we make progress. It’s not necessarily about making life “easier” but about experiencing the beauty that is already there.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

If any problems arise today, they will probably come out of being careless about something simple and normally no trouble at all. Carelessness is the chief threat to having things go smoothly. Even if only small things are lost, broken, or need to be redone, it can make tomorrow even more of a mess than today might be. Pay attention to details, take your time and do your best.

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 July 5, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 5, 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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July Events

July is the seventh month of the year in the Julian calendar. The month of July was previously called Quintilis in Latin as it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. The name of the month was changed to July in honor of Julius Caesar during the Julian calendar reform.
timeanddate.com

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 9 New Moon at 6:16 pm PST/ 7:16 pm MST/ 9:16 pm EST

July 23 Full Blessing Moon at 7:36 pm PST/ 8:36 pm MST/ 10:36 pm EST


Spirit Library: Space to Adjust (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As July begins, we are still managing the energetic effects of the past month. As such we are being urged to find and maintain our sense of balance as we continue to experience the push and pull between the past and the future, the old and the new. For now, it is important that we focus on allowing and creating the space needed to adjust.

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Cernunnos The Horned God of Celtic Mythology – (Celtic Mythology Explained)

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Spiritual Unite: NUMBER 21 MEANING IN NUMEROLOGY
Number 21 regarded as the transformation number in numerology. Those people born under number 21 have to understand themselves and pass the change of their personality to understand the higher laws of the universe.

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ThoughtCo: Rhiannon, Horse Goddess of Wales

In Welsh mythology, Rhiannon is a horse goddess depicted in the Mabinogion. She is similar in many aspects to the Gaulish Epona, and later evolved into a goddess of sovereignty who protected the king from treachery.

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Navajo Teachings: The Truth About Turquoise

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MBG: If Ever There Was A Week To Redecorate Your Home, Astrologers Say This Is It

There will be an influx of passion and creativity this week. Here’s what the AstroTwins want you to know as we head into July.

The only thing constant is change this Wednesday, July 7, as vivacious Venus in Leo gets into a dynamic dustup with spontaneous Uranus in Taurus.

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Witch of Wanderlust:: Finally A Book I Related To || “Of Blood & Bones” Review

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Elephant Journal: A Threesome with the Moon. {Poem}

I see the way you look at Her,

the one you loved before we met.

who saw you naked, your barren fur

long before we ever were.

Read more….

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Treehugger: What to See in the Night Sky in July
From dueling meteor showers to a gorgeous Thunder Moon, this month is perfect for relaxing under the stars and taking in the heavens.

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EarthSky News: Earth Farthest From The Sun On July 5

Planet Earth will reach a milestone on July 5, 2021, as it swings out to aphelion, our most distant point from the sun. Our eyes won’t perceive the sun as being any dimmer. And it’s been a blazingly hot summer in parts of the Northern Hemisphere so far. So you know our distance from the sun doesn’t cause Earth’s seasons. More about that below.

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Patheos-Pagan: Talking to Gods
THORN MOONEY

How do you know if the gods are talking to you?

This is something I really struggled with as a new Pagan. In devotional spaces (as well as in witchcraft spaces generally, where we’re talking about spirit contact of all kinds, beyond gods.)

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Wolf Princess

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Inner Journey: You are complete

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It’s time you learned the truth.

Actually, you should have been told long, long ago.

You see, there was kind of a mix-up.

Things like this are never easy. But, well, to be as direct as possible…

You’re not human.

Of course, you probably just think I’m being cute, but the truth is that you are not human. Not even a little. Not one speck. Now, before you go all ape… realize that there’s a bright side to everything, and in this case it’s BLINDING.

You no longer have to behave as one!

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Cream Cheese Squares

This is a light dessert that I like to make in the summertime. It consists of a shortbread crust topped with a cream cheese layer and then fresh strawberries and a gelatin glaze. Serve with additional whipped topping, if desired.

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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

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
June 5, 2021

Excellence
“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.”

-Pearl S. Buck (1964)


When we enjoy doing something, we put our heart into it, and it shows. What we enjoy doing, we do well, we can’t help it. And by the same token, what we do well brings us joy! We are rewarded for a job well done by feeling good about it.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Wheel of Fortune

Whatever you have planned or prepared for today, it probably won’t happen according to the script. Be flexible and expect the unexpected. It may not be anything big, so don’t completely abandon your agenda unless you must. It could just be a day of endless interruptions. Keep that sense of humor handy, and maybe find an inspiring idea or two in it all

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 22, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 22, 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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June is named after the Roman goddess Juneo, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women. .”

June 8 World Oceans Day


June 10 New Moon at 3:52 am PST/ 4:52 am MST/ 6:52 am EST // Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Flag Day

June 15 Worldwide Day of Giving

June 20 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice/ Father’s Day/ Sun enters Cancer

June 22 Mercury goes direct

June 24 Full Moon 11:39 am PST/ 12:39 pm MST/ 2:39 pm EST


Spirit Library: An Important Turn (a message from Kate Spreckley)

It’s another powerful week as we move through the Solstice and towards this month’s Full Moon. Today we are standing within the Solstice gateway where a new cycle of our growth is being initiated. Life is taking an important turn but before we step forward and into this new cycle, a deep cleansing process must take place. As such, the incoming energies are moving to purge us of the past and the long held deeply hidden patterns which continue to keep us stuck

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Norse Paganism: The Modern Practice of Loki Worship

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Spiritual Unite: WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT MASTER NUMBER 11?


Numerology has a rule; all double digits are added to reduce them down to a single digit. The numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 are the exception when the numbers are paired together, they are called Master Numbers, 11, 22, 33 and 44.

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ThoughtCo: How to Make and Use a Crystal Grid

Many people like to use crystals for healing and wellness of both the physical and spiritual kind. Whether you’re working with crystals for a specific purpose, such as health or love, or for a general well-being ritual, you may find that placing your crystals in a grid-style layout can amplify their metaphysical power.

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Spirituality & Health: Altar Your Reality With the Five Elements of Feng Shui

Energize your altar space with the five elements.

In times of so much change, there’s a natural desire to make our home our sacred space. A great way to do this is by creating an altar space. It can provide an anchor for meditation or prayer and bring immediate peace and grounding to your home and yourself. Think of an altar as a lightning rod connecting you with Earth and the Heavens.

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MBG: The Energy Practice That Helped Me Face — And Eventually, Overcome — My Burnout

Reiki is a profound energy healing technique of Japanese lineage. Rei- means “universal” and -ki means “life force,” making reiki a universal life force energy that is used for healing the energetic body.

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Today’s DIY: Witches Bells Witchy DIY, Protection Magic, witch’s Bell, Witch Bells, Magical Crafting – Witchcraft

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Elephant Journal: Capricorn Full Moon: Honor the Father Archetype Within By Taking Inspired Action. {June 24}

We are closing out an intense time of change, inner and outer transformation, deep emotional healing, and possible upheaval, otherwise known as eclipse season

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Treehugger: Swifts Can Fly More Than 500 Miles in a Day

One of the most interesting things about swifts is that they get together in late spring and summer for what is known as “screaming parties.” Sometimes dozens of birds will gather and careen through the air in tight formations, all the while shrieking as they dive and soar and avoid hitting chimneys and trees. This cacophonous, frenetic behavior typically happens during the breeding season

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EarthSky News: Ruby Red Antares Is The Scorpion’s Heart

Antares is an eye-catching star, shining with a distinctive bright red sparkle on northern summer evenings. In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s a red beacon in winter evening skies. This star, also known as Alpha Scorpii, lies about 550 light-years away. It’s the brightest star in the zodiacal constellation Scorpius the Scorpion, which has figured prominently in the sky lore of ancient cultures. Antares is often called the Scorpion’s Heart.

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Patheos-Pagan: The 25 Most Important Witchcraft Books Ever Published
JASON MANKEY

Despite originally being an initiatory tradition, Modern Witchcraft has sky-rocketed in popularity in large part due to Books.

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LIGHTWORKER: Understand Your Sacred Role as Healer, Guide and Being of Light

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Inner Journey:

DIRECT YOUR EVOLUTION

“Consciousness is the basis of all life and the field of all possibilities. Its nature is to expand and unfold its full potential. The impulse to evolve is thus inherent in the very nature of life.”
— Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Unlike other species, human beings can monitor our own evolutionary process. Better yet, we have the awareness and power to design our evolutionary path.

As creators, we are not limited to evolving through tiny, incremental steps. With our potent imaginations, we can design and manifest dramatic, profound change. How remarkable! What an awesome responsibility. What fun!

Our challenge is to break free of our present concept of reality to create brand new dreams that will bring the ideal to life.

“There is only one thing more powerful than all the armies of the world, that is an idea whose time has come.”
— Victor Hugo

“We lie in the lap of immense intelligence.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

higherawareness.com

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Today’s Recipe: Watermelon Cucumber Salad

All of my friends loved this tasty, refreshing watermelon salad, so I thought I would add it as my first Allrecipes recipe. It was inspired by another recipe on here, but strayed far enough from the original that I thought it deserved its own recipe. Enjoy

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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

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

You’ll need determination and perseverance to accomplish anything of substance today. Pick something (or accept something that has been assigned to you) and stick with it until day’s end. If you apply concentrated effort, you should be able to make a huge headway. Even if not, your single-minded approach will attract allies for tomorrow. You have more influence and authority than you suspect. Use them wisely

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 3, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 3, 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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June is named after the Roman goddess Juneo, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women. .”

June 8 World Oceans Day


June 10 New Moon at 3:52 am PST/ 4:52 am MST/ 6:52 am EST // Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Flag Day

June 15 Worldwide Day of Giving

June 20 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice/ Father’s Day/ Sun enters Cancer

June 22 Mercury goes direct

June 24 Full Moon 11:39 am PST/ 12:39 pm MST/ 2:39 pm EST


Spirit Library: All Things Are Possible (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The incoming energies are incredibly intense right now as old emotional issues and challenges are being triggered for release. Any fear that arises about the unknown is surfacing gifting us with the opportunity to clear the emotions that lie beneath our fears and uncertainty.

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Weeds in Witchcraft║Green Witchcraft + Plant Magick

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Spiritual Unite: ARE YOU A LIGHT WARRIOR? THESE SIGNS REVEAL YOU ARE ONE
Do sporadic thoughts of helping someone course through your body on a regular basis?

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ThoughtCo: 9 Ways to Make Magic With Your Garden

The garden can be one of the most magical places in your life. Be sure to read all about how to plan, create, and grow your magical garden, as well as ways to create specialty gardens, herb plots, and more.

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MBG: Everything You Need To Know About Geminis: Personality Traits, Compatibility & More

Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac (May 21 to June 20), and it’s symbolized by the twins. As a mutable air sign ruled by the planet Mercury, Gemini energy is chatty, curious, and cerebral. Here, we’re diving into all things Gemini and exploring how this sign tends to approach life, love, career, and more.

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The Origin of the Greek World – Greek Mythology in Comics -See U in History

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Elephant Journal: Beyond Numerology: what the Shape of Numbers can tell us.

Numbers have information for us.
I started seeing them as a wandering 23-year-old college graduate.

I had just completed my Master’s Degree with the highest honors, yet had no idea what was next.

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Treehugger: 10 Facts About the Historic Glacier Basin Trail

The Glacier Basin Trail is a moderate out-and-back hiking path that leads to the base of Mount Rainier in Washington. It starts at the upper end of White River Campground, follows the White River through a deep glacial valley flanked by Mount Ruth and Burroughs Mountain—8,690 and 7,828 feet, respectively—then ends, after a few miles of gentle climbing, at the foot of Inter Glacier, located on the northeast face of Rainier.

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EarthSky News: Come To Know The Summer Triangle

Three bright stars: Vega, Deneb and Altair
We in the Northern Hemisphere can see the Summer Triangle for part of the night at any time of the year. But seeing it in summer is the most fun! As suggested by its name, the Summer Triangle is most prominent in northern summer.

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Patheos-Pagan: Remaking Community Connections with Cord Magic (Star & Snake blog)
BRANDY WILLIAMS

Connections are like threads tying us together. The Pandemic went on for so long I dropped out of the web community altogether. Now i’m figuring out how much of the web I want to pick up again. I’m doing cord magic to help me figure that out.

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Pagan Playlist: Erutan – Raindancer [Full Album]

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Inner Journey: HONOUR YOURSELF

“I’d gone through life believing in the strength and competence of others; never in my own. Now, dazzled, I discovered that my capacities were real. It was like finding a fortune in the lining of an old coat.”
— Joan Mills
Take a moment to stop and think about what you give to the people and life around you. Don’t think about what you’re not doing right. Look instead at all you do that is a blessing. Many of us continually beat ourselves up for not doing or being enough. But imagine for a moment that you are great just as you are. Feel the relief this brings! Now open to the possibility that this is not a daydream. It’s true! Believe it!
“People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.”
— Norman Vincent Peale

“We cannot rise higher than our thought of ourselves.”
— Orison Swett Marden

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

With regard to the things that really matter– insight, understanding, and sense of adventure – rest assured, you’re already a billionaire. And we’re talking about the kind of currency you can take with you.

As for the bucks, dinars, and rupees: while certainly worthy ambitions, there will come a time when you’ll wonder what all the fuss was about.

Smooth, Cat –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Grilled Teriyaki Tofu Bowls

Grilling the veggies and tofu adds so much flavor to this vegetarian dish. I recommend using a grill topper or pan to make grilling the vegetables easier. For a lower carb option, serve over cauliflower rice

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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
June 3, 2021

Self
“Behold, I do not give lectures of a little charity,
When I give I give myself.”

-Walt Whitman (1819-1892)


The best, most valuable gift we can give is the gift of our self. We know when our heart is in something and when it’s not. We feel it when we’re just going through the motions. And when we give of ourselves, we’re also giving to ourselves, because that feeling of giving is so powerful, and so freeing, that we grow in the process

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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 May 19, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 19, 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: Power of the Heart (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Currently our sense of compassion and empathy is increasing as significant amounts of energy is moving from our heads to our hearts. As a result, our sensitivity is growing intensifying our feelings and challenging us to remain grounded and present in the now

Read more….

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My full moon ritual

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Spiritual Unite: 16 KUNDALINI AWAKENING SYMPTOMS


In this article, you will learn about kundalini awakening symptoms. Kundalini in Sanskrit means coiled snake, in Dharma it refers to your primal energy. It is located at the base of your spine.

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ThoughtCo: Litha Craft Projects

Celebrate Litha, the longest day of the year, with fun crafts you can make with your family. This is the time of year when the herb gardens are blooming, so make some summer incense, a sunflower ring for your altar or wall, a handfasting basket for that lovey-dovey couple who’s getting married, and a Stonehenge sundial.

Read more….

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MBG: Are You A Life Path 8? Here’s What It All Means, From Numerologists

If you’re into astrology, human design, or really anything related to personality, you’ve probably heard a bit about numerology.

In numerology, numbers and letters hold energetic vibrations—and those vibrations are thought to influence our direction in life

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Daily Good: To Heal the Human Heart

Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself.

  • Mohsin Hamid –

To Heal the Human Heart

The science of empathy is now one of the most celebrated subjects of psychological and neuro-psychological enquiry and it has the potential to transform human society in spectacular ways. For instance, if a human being’s central nervous system carries blueprints for empathy, and if the health and vitality of one’s empathy circuits depend on one’s environment from conception through adulthood, what does that mean about our moralistic judgments of good and evil, and of punishment and reward? This well-written piece on the latest findings on empathy and on its limitations offers some surprising and heartening answers. { read more }

Be The Change

The next time someone irritates you with something they said, try to understand where they may be coming from and how they may be feeling. Can you try to respond with compassion instead of anger?

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Saxon House Pagan Solstice Ritual.

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Treehugger: Grease-Covered Baby Fox Rescued on Railroad Tracks

A tiny fox baby is in critical condition, but hopefully on her way to recovery after a hunter found her covered in tar on railroad tracks in southern Pennsylvania.

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EarthSky News: Jupiter at west quadrature on May 21

If you could look down on the solar system plane from above on May 21, 2021, you’d see that the sun, Earth and Jupiter form a 90 degree angle in space, with our planet Earth at the vertex of this angle. Astronomers say that Jupiter is at west quadrature at this juncture. That is, it’s 90 degree west of the sun. By definition, a superior planet – such as Jupiter – is said to be at west quadrature whenever it resides 90 degrees west of the sun on the sky’s dome.

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Patheos-Pagan: Philosophy in Modern Paganism, and Why I Am a Druid

Our next questions from Conversations Under the Oaks concern topics that are more connected than you might think at first glance.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Waltz of The Bone King | Dark Waltz Music (Cartoon Special)

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Inner Journey: GIVING CHOICE

“Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give.”
— David O. McKay

I want to choose the details of my life. Fortunately, I’ve come to appreciate how important it is to give others the freedom to choose their own paths.

None of us wants our choice robbed from us. I can’t know what’s best for anyone but me. So why give unsolicited advice to others and expect them to follow it?

“The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.”
— Samuel Butler

“What man wants is simply independent choice, whatever that may cost and wherever it may lead.”
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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A Note from the Universe

Here’s a little workshop on how to manifest absolutely anything…

1.Ask once.
2.Give thanks often.

End of little workshop.

Thanks, again –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Salmon Tacos with Mango Salsa

Grilled salmon wrapped up in a small tortilla, topped with peach-mango salsa, shredded cabbage, avocado, and a special sauce.

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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

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
May 19, 2021

Birth
“Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting.”

-William Wordsworth (1770-1850)


We are in human form, but we are spiritual beings. We need to awaken to that, and remain aware of our spirituality. The body demands attention, and we must take good care of it. With a healthy body we are more free to learn and grow and experience more of the spiritual, more of ourselves

-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 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 May 18, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 18, 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: Another Cycle of Deep Inner Transformation (a message from Kate Spreckley)

It seems we are moving through yet another cycle of deep inner transformation, which is preparing us for the upcoming eclipse season that starts with the Full Moon eclipse on the 26th. Our intuition is being heightened and will make us more susceptible to picking up and taking on the emotions and energies of others

Read more….

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The Story of Hera – All You Need to Know About The Queen of Olympus | Greek Mythology Explained

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Spiritual Unite: UNDERSTANDING DESTINY NUMBER 3
Destiny Number 3 people are born to be creative and to express this on Earth in some way. The arts appeal to them for this reason, it is their ultimate joy to create, it can be art, music, writing, preforming, anything that allows them to express their feelings in a physical manner.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Croning Ceremony to Celebrate Women’s Wisdom

For a long time, to be called a crone was an insult. The very word implied a wrinkled, hunchbacked old woman, unwanted and unloved.

Read more….

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Field Notes On Living: The Path of Lasting Friendship

The deep irony of my life as a teacher is that I travel all over to affirm that ther’s nowhere to go but here.

Read more….

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MBG: Jupiter In Pisces Will Bring A Summer of Karmic Tests: Here’s What To Know

Is this the real thing…or just a fantasy? From May 13 to July 28, 2021, expansive Jupiter will make its first of three visits to Pisces, the zodiac sign that rules creativity, hidden information, and the subconscious.

Read more….

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What Are Leprechauns?

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Treehugger: 12 Piranha Facts to Sink Your Teeth Into

Piranhas’ reputation precedes them. These feisty South American fish are notorious for their sharp teeth, fierce demeanor, and outsized appetites, which allegedly can compel a group of piranhas to skeletonize a cow in minutes.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Regulus and the 1st quarter moon on May 19

From around the world this evening – May 19, 2021 – you’ll see the moon at or close to its half-illuminated first quarter phase, and in the vicinity of Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Four Elements In a New Form, Inspired by Basic Physics

The four elements have been around as a system for understanding for over 2,000 years. They were rooted in….

Read more….

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Inner Journey: BELIEVE IN MAGIC!

“…for magic to happen in your life, you must believe in magic.”
— Grandmother, quoted by Lynn Andrews

“Most of the time, we fall in love but can’t remain there. The world then calls the state we were in a delusion or infatuation … But we merely lacked, or someone else lacked, the emotional skills to hold on to the magic when the morning came. …In truth, we can go to the moon and retain its magic for a lifetime.”
— Marianne Williamson

“We think, sometimes, there’s not a dragon left. Not one brave knight, not a single princess gliding through secret forests … What a pleasure to be wrong. Princesses, knights, enchantments and dragons, mystery and adventure … not only are they here-and-now, they’re all that ever lived on earth! Masters of reality still meet us in dreams to tell us that we’ve never lost the shield we need against dragons, that blue-fire voltage arcs through us now to change our world as we wish. Intuition whispers true: We’re not dust, we’re magic!”
— Richard Bach

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Of course you probably could have done something else entirely with your life; something easier or more common, and have been even more successful than you are today.

But then, you wouldn’t become as successful as you are about to be.

Remember, you wanted it all?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Clementine and Chocolate Chip Cake

I made the proto-type for this clementine cake by digging through the kitchen to see what we had. My seven-year-old son adored it. This is the second iteration and I found it’s a winner. The whole fruit and whole flour provide a decent amount of nutrition for a dessert. The texture came out surprising smooth. Enjoy.

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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

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
May 18, 2021

Birth
“Birth may be a matter of a moment. But it is a unique one.”

-Frederick Leboyer


Birth is a beginning. It is the single event that starts us on our journey in this lifetime. Our grand entrance into the world! And here we are. Somehow all the right pieces were in place to make this miracle, and we were born to live this life. Life is precious.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

Take your place in the World and be in your element all day long. Your practical mind and easy nature let you cruise through the regular maze that is daily life. If anything out of the ordinary arises, you’ll know instinctively how to approach it and resolve things to your satisfaction. Today may not be easy or effortless but it will be rich in success and approval – from yourself and probably others as well.

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 May 11, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 11, 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: Rest to Integrate (a message from Kate Spreckley)

With this week’s New Moon on the 11th, we can expect new energy to come in and alleviate some of the heaviness of the past few weeks. These energies will help us to define how to bring into form what needs to be manifested in our lives at this time

Read more….

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Basics of Sigil Magic

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Spiritual Unite: 777 NUMEROLOGY MEANING – CREATIVITY OF THE UNIVERSE


Are you looking for the meaning of the number 777 in numerology? Then it’s not a coincidence that the universe has guided you here. The universe has put you on the right path to spiritual growth – the stars are in your favor. You are in sync with the universe.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Bird Gods From Different Cultures

Birds have been honored, revered, and worshipped in many different cultures throughout history, and the representation of birds as gods or god-like figures is just one of the many cultural connections between humans and birds.

Read more….

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36 Wild Edibles & Medicinal Plants In 15 Minutes

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Daily Good: Alphabet Heart Sutra: A Mother’s Day Offering

The Alphabet Heart Sutra came to me whole, arriving with the light of morning. I followed an inner prompting and immediately wrote it down. Never having composed poetry or prayer in acrostic form before, I was quite surprised by the structure it took. Upon reflection, I wondered if perhaps impressions from childhood, reciting acrostic Hebrew prayers and passages, filtered into the Alphabet Heart Sutra that early morning.” Contemplative artist Aura Glaser offers a simple and profound tribute to the Great Mother here. { read more }

Be The Change

Do something today to honor and appreciate the spirit of motherly love wherever you’ve experienced it in the world.

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Elephant Journal: 5 Ways to Apply Ayurvedic Oil for a Balanced Mind, Body & Spirit.

Ayurvedic oils are an essential part of the healing process in Ayurveda, a system of traditional medicine from India that focuses on creating balance for the physical body, senses, psyche, and spirit.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Why Do Wolves Howl?

Wolves howl for many of the same reasons that other species use vocalizations: to warn others about predators, to defend their territories, and to find mates.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Meet Corvus the Crow

A favorite constellation for many, little squarish Corvus the Crow can be found after sunset at this time of year. It’s not far from Spica, the only bright star in the constellation Virgo. Once you find Spica, you’ll recognize Corvus easily. It’s always near the star Spica on the sky’s dome, recognizable for its compact, boxy shape. Spica is supposed to represent an Ear of Wheat, held by Virgo the Maiden.

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Patheos-Pagan: My Spiritual Journeying Method

A friend recently asked about how I go about spiritually journeying – traversing with my spirit into the otherworlds. The practice is pretty integral to my spirit work, and the topic is one I’ve been meaning to explore on my blog for a while. So – let’s jump tight in.

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt- The Dark Night of the Soul

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Inner Journey: TIME FOR STILLNESS

“We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget that the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it’s all about.”
— Joseph Campbell


The sages all say that the path to liberation is found in entering the stillness within. To experience that stillness, we need to be willing to regularly stop the activity for a while.
How do we do this in a busy life? We set our priorities. Perhaps it means giving up a TV program or using a coffee break to grab a few moments of solitude. Perhaps we have to ask our partner, relative or neighbour to give us 30 minutes of time away from the kids. If we really want something, we can make it happen.
“Learn to pause… or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.”
— Doug King

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The question,that some might consider asking is, “Can others, doing what they’re now doing, no matter what their motivation, no matter what our relationship, and no matter what they decide, keep me from being all I want to be?”

And the answer is always, “Not in a million years.”

Whooohooo!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 8 Ways to Enjoy Fiddleheads

Wondering what to do with fiddleheads? We’ve rounded up our best recipes with fiddlehead ferns, the springtime delicacy that you can forage yourself or find at farmers’ markets. Fiddleheads can be enjoyed much like asparagus, with a similar flavor profile.

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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

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
May 11, 2021

Science
“Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.”

-John Dewey (1859-1952)


Where do all these new ideas come from? From someone’s imagination! That’s where it starts. Backed up by a little bit of wisdom and a lot of determination, we can make great strides in all areas of our life. Science is just one example where we are growing by leaps and bounds.

-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 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 May 7, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 7, 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: Renewal of Life (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In these times of dramatic change, it can be tempting to throw ourselves into life by attempting to accomplish things at the level that we have in the past. However, a more gradual approach is needed as we are still integrating the shifts and changes that have occurred recently. Being mindful of our energy reserves and the unnecessary aspects that are still draining us is important

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Began Practicing Witchcraft

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Spiritual Unite: 411 NUMBER MEANING – YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE


Are you looking for 411 number meaning?

Has this numerological number shown up in your life and left you with unanswered questions?

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: The Magic of Crows and Ravens

Both crows and ravens have appeared in a number of different mythologies throughout the ages. In some cases, these black-feathered birds are considered an omen of bad tidings, but in others, they may represent a message from the Divine. Here are some fascinating crow and raven folklore to ponder.

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Spirituality & Health: 6 Ways to Harness the Power of the Sacred Feminine

BY SHANNON KAISER
Don’t worry about getting too “goddessy.” Fierce femininity is heart-centered confidence full of grace, wisdom, and sophistication

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MBG: Beyond The Physical: How Ayurveda Can Restore The Body’s Energetic Pathways

Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga, is also known as the science of life. Its ancient wisdom gives us a deep understanding of our unique mind, body type (also called a dosha), and physical imbalances.

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Daily Good: Friend of the Water

A name is a starting point for bringing the abstract into relationship, enkindling understanding.

  • Natalie Middleton –

Friend of the Water

“Above a clear, rocky stream, a tiny green tree frog perches on the belly of a leaf. Turning its minute snout toward the water, the frog lets out three chirps in the dark, struggling to make itself known. The act of naming is never a discovery, but a description of what always was there, a sound connected to a thought in time. The heart within the translucent chest of the tiny frog by the stream beats with blood dating back 300 million years, long before the first utterance of human language. And until recently, it survived, like 86 percent of terrestrial life, without a scientific name, unable to break through what taxonomists refer to as the Linnean shortfall.” Science writer Natalie Middleton shares more. { read more }

Be The Change

What is the meaning of your name, and the story behind it? Reflect on what, and who it connects you to.

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Herbal Jedi: Burdock | Root of Vitality

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Treehugger: How Speed Bumps Are Saving Endangered Monkeys in Africa

Speed bumps are saving the lives of the endangered Zanzibar red colobus, one of Africa’s rarest primates. After four speed bumps were installed along a road crossing the Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park on the Zanzibar archipelago, the number of colobuses killed by vehicles dropped dramatically, according to a new study.

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EarthSky News: Look for the beautiful Northern Crown

Tonight, look for a constellation that’s easy to see on the sky’s dome, if your sky is dark enough. Corona Borealis – aka the Northern Crown – is exciting to find. It’s an almost-perfect semicircle of stars. You’ll find this beautiful pattern in the evening sky from now until October.

Read more….

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Patheos Pagan: Embodying Fire Within

Within witchcraft, often we speak of the elements in their separateness. That fire, earth, water and air, all are separate from one another.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Pagan Folk Witch songs

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Inner Journey: WHAT MESSAGE DID YOU MOST NEED TO HEAR?

“One word frees us from the weight and pain of life; that word is love.”
— Sophocles

In exploring the enneagram, Riso and Hudson have identified ‘lost messages’ that we needed to hear as children but didn’t. The absence of these words may be at the heart of our most basic fear. And unconsciously we may still be seeking to hear these words from others.

Review the following messages and note if any one touches you more strongly than the others:

  1. “You are good.”
  2. “You are wanted.”
  3. “You are loved for yourself.”
  4. “You are seen for who you are.”
  5. “Your needs are not a problem.”
  6. “You are safe.”
  7. “You will be taken care of.”
  8. “You will not be betrayed.”
  9. “Your presence matters.”

“Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are — chaff and grain together — certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.”
— Dinah Mulock

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A Note from the Universe

Just knowing that good things are now happening for you behind the curtains of time and space, which will soon spill into your life, is enough to make good things start happening for you.

Always know this. Because they are.

Happy for you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mother’s Pecan Pancake Muffins

Quick and easy, kid-friendly, syrup-free pancakes.

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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
May 7, 2021

Philosophy
“I am open to conviction on all points except dinner and debts. I hold that one must be eaten and the other paid. Those are my only prejudices.”

-George Eliot, 1857


Having an open mind will get us far. It helps us to learn and to grow. There are so many different experiences just waiting for us. There are times when we need to step up and say “okay, let’s go” and see what happens, see where a philosophy takes us. We can always change our mind and try out something else!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

The day may be full of confusion but you don’t have to go through it naively and unaware of what’s happening around you. It’s not a good day to flirt with taking silly risks, some of which might turn out to be semi-dangerous or costly. You may be too hyper to want to play it safe, but at least make an effort to not be naïve or irresponsible.

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 May 6, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 6, 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: May 2021 Energy Report (a message from Jennifer Hoffman)

Did you feel the energy shift on April 30? The annual Sun/Uranus conjunction happened on that date and this one was turbo charged. It brought all of the weird, tough, challenging, topsy turvy energy of April to a close on a high vibe note, just as we turn a corner and move into May.

Read more….

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Spiritual Unite: 99 NUMBER MEANING – HEALING OF HUMANITY

99 number meaning is numerology that often comes into play in our lives through the process of synchronicity.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Sacred Sites: The Great Pyramid of Giza

There are sacred places which can be found all over the globe, and some of the oldest are located in Egypt. This ancient culture brought us a vast legacy of magic, mythology and history

Read more….

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BAY LEAF RITUAL FOR WEALTH & PROSPERITY 🌿 USE FEHU RUNE FOR ABUNDANCE, WEALTH & PROSPERITY

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Daily Good: Six Habits of Hope

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.

  • Desmond Tutu –

Six Habits of Hope

Hope is often viewed as the anticipation of circumstances being better in the future, but in this article environmentalist and social activist Kate Davies suggests that intrinsic hope is based in the here and now. Applying 6 habits of mindfulness to one’s daily life will allow us to live from a place of hope that embraces life as it is now in all of its beauty and complexity. { read more }

Be The Change

When you are feeling discouraged and in need of hope, pause in your day and notice the effortless miracle of your breath rising and falling or the natural courage found in nature’s tireless movement to grow all things.

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May 2021 Energy Update: The Emerging Road Ahead, How Visionaries Will Be Activated and More

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Spirituality & Health: Dreams at the Edge of Sleep

A practice for accessing the power of liminal dreaming

Liminal dreaming is a remarkable mind state, one you can channel for creativity or problem solving, use as a form of metacognition to explore your thought processes, or simply play with as a form of consciousness exploration.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 9 Unexpected Facts About Sea Spiders

Sea spiders are long-legged marine arthropods that inhabit oceans around the world, from the frigid waters of the Southern Ocean to the balmy Caribbean.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Bright star Vega on May evenings

Vega is a lovely star to come to know. When I was first learning the night sky, more than 40 years ago, I spent hours, days, weeks, months poring over charts and books. So I sometimes came to know the names and whereabouts of certain stars before seeing them in the night sky.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: DIY Tea Astringent

Astringents are used to firm and tone the skin. They constrict the pores and create a protective layer of firm tissue to fight against natural elements. However, some astringents can be harsh due to their alcohol content, thus, drying the skin. So why not create your own astringent at home?

Today’s recipe uses non-drying ingredients — witch hazel, lemon juice and, don’t be surprised – tea!

Read more….

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Patheos Pagan: Sun Ritual

This ritual was written by our lovely kitchen Witch ritual team, huge thanks to Ness, Sue, Josh, Gwyneth and Heather for allowing me to share it here. It is written for a group but could easily be adapted for solitary use.

Read more……

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Pagan Playlist: Amazing Oriental Music – HD – FARAN ENSEMBLE

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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

Often, simply showing up is enough.

Because the friends, abundance, and health you now dream of possessing have long been in place.

Because the coincidences, surprises, and serendipities that will transform your life already lie in wait for your passing.

And because little else could speak louder of your belief in success than physically putting yourself in a position to receive.

It’s fun to stay at the YMCA

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pastel de Tres Leches (Three Milk Cake)

Is a sponge cake soaked in a mixture of three kinds of milk, topped with whipped cream and strawberries (optional).

Read more….

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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
May 6, 2021

Philosophy


“As a human being, you have no choice about the fact that you need a philosophy. Your only choice is whether you define your philosophy by a conscious, rational, disciplined process of thought and scrupulously logical deliberation – or let your subconscious accumulate a junk heap of unwarranted conclusions, false generalizations, undefined contradictions, undigested slogans, unidentified wishes, doubts and fears, thrown together by chance, but integrated by your subconscious into a kind of mongrel philosophy and fused into a single, solid weight: self-doubt, like a ball and chain in the place where your mind’s wings should have grown.”

-Ayn Rand, 1982


One of the really cool things about living this life is that we have so much self-responsibility. We think our own thoughts, we make our own philosophy, we live our own life the way we choose to live it. Be aware, think well, live well

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Pace yourself today and get more done than you might imagine as the day begins. It’s all right to be tired from time to time. It doesn’t have to cripple all your plans for the day. Maintain a sensible balance, remember to eat healthy, take a short break once and a while, and don’t aim too high. There’s plenty of work to be done that you can handle with ease.

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 April 15, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 15, 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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“Sweet April showers
Do spring May flowers.”

  • Thomas Tusser, A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, 1557

April 1 April Fools Day

April 11 New Moon at 7:30 pm PST/ 8:30 pm MST/ 10:30 pm EST

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

*The Lyrids meteor shower appears on April 16 – April 26

April 17 Herbalist Day

*Eta Aquariids meteor shower also appears in April. It is visible from about April 21 to about May 20

April 22 Earth Day

April 26 Full Wind Moon at 8:31 pm PST/ 9:31 pm MST/ 11:31 pm EST

April 30 Walprgis Night / Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

May 1 Beltane / May Day


Spirit Library: You are a Sacred Container (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As we move deeper into the energies of this week a greater sense of what is possible emerges. As a result, our willingness to trust in the natural unfoldment of our soul’s plan grows.

Read more….

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The Desert Path: The Celtic Tree Month of Willow or Saille (Sail) April 15- May 12.

The Tree:

The willow tree is associated with the element of water and they grow best in or near damp or wet areas. They love growing on or near riverbanks and actually help to stop soil erosion.

Read more……

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Spiritual Unite: WHEN YOU SEE NUMBERS IN DREAMS


Do you see numbers in your dreams? I see numbers in my dreams all the time, just like you I was curious why numbers appear in dreams.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Make an Athame

The athame is used in many Wiccan and Pagan rituals as a tool for directing energy. It is often used in the process of casting a circle, and can be used in place of a wand.

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: Mindfulness and Memory

I’ve lived in the same place the last seven years and I now observe specific things as “signs of change”. A slowdown in the daily breeze indicates a forthcoming change in the weather.

Read more….

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MBG: Everything You Need To Know About Astrology’s 4 Mutable Signs

Within the zodiac, there are three classifications that all the signs fall under: cardinal, fixed, and mutable. The mutable signs are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. Here’s what it means to be mutable and why it matters, according to the AstroTwins.

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Daily Good: Four Winged Poems

The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet.

  • John Burroughs –

Four Winged Poems

“This time of year, the birds catch my attention and hold it. The robins are back, or maybe they’re just bolder. I see them most in this early spring season, when the worms are warming up out of the soil. The goldfinches are muted still, their diets not yet offering the delights that turn their plumage bright. And the mourning doves are crying all day long…I love the way that watching them helps slow me down. This time of year, life can start to seem crowded and hectic. The school term is almost over, though there is still much work to complete. Longer days seem to come with more demands. I am grateful, then, for the birds.” Orion’s poetry editor Camille T. Dungy shares a selection of her favorite bird poems here. { read more }

Be The Change

Pay special attention to the birds in your area today. What do your observations reveal to you?

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Magick Honey Chamomile Biscuits | Sleep Spell | Kitchen Witchery

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Treehugger: 14 Crazy Types of Catfish

Catfish are predominantly nocturnal, bottom-dwelling fish found in freshwater environments around the world. There are over 4,000 known species of catfish, which together account for about 12% of all fish species.

Read more….

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Native American Proverbs (Life-Changing Wisdom)

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Patheos-Pagan: Otherfaith Spirits: Neve Winter

Among the many spirits in the Otherfaith, Neve is one I think of fondly. Gentle and wise, I have known her for over a decade and learned invaluable lessons under her tutelage.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Walking With The Ancestors

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Inner Journey: QUESTIONS THAT AREN’T HELPFUL

“We accept many notions because they seem to be the logical answers to our questions. But have we asked the right questions?”
— Harold L. Klawans

Sometimes we ask questions for which we really don’t want the answer! Nonetheless, when we ask a question, our subconscious minds will get to work to answer us.

Here are some examples of questions we want to avoid:

What’s wrong with me?
How long could this take?
What could go wrong?
How much trouble could it be?
How hard could it be?
Asking questions can be empowering – as long as they’re smart questions!

“The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.”
— Anthony Jay

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The answer to every question beginning with “Why,” begins with “Because, I love you.”

Actually, I love you anyway –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chef John’s Chicken Paprikash

After many, many requests, I’m excited to be sharing what is my second favorite Hungarian dish of all time. I really love making anything Hungarian, since the recipes tend to be simple and easy to make..

Read more….

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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
April 15, 2021

Power
“Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but capacity to prevent it.”

-Anne O’Hare McCormick (1882?-1954)


This is the same philosophy that Gandhi expressed, and that the Dalai Lama maintains every day. This quiet strength that speaks so loudly. The real power of peace. It takes a spiritual and emotional maturity to put down our toys, set aside our egos, and come to a level of understanding that makes things right, and good, for everyone.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

Even if it’s a busy day at work or with loved ones, it may still be an introspective kind of day when you need to frequently take a quiet moment to reflect. Be organized and perform your tasks well, but also find those quiet instances when you can make sense of your feelings and impressions. You can get a great deal done today, and feel inwardly satisfied about it.

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/