Cat’s Morning Bits for March 15, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 15, 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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We like March, his shoes are purple,
He is new and high;
Makes he mud for dog and peddler,
Makes he forest dry.
-Emily Dickinson (1830-86)

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Spirit Library: Freedom

Blessed Being, your Freedom is a resonance that is attained and contained within. The paradox of containment and Freedom is the connection of the opposites that occurs within you. In the physical realm of limitation, you are provided a structure of experience and discovery that uncovers a hidden truth that resides within you

https://spiritlibrary.com/jamye-price/freedom

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The White Goddess: Ostara – Spring Equinox

Ostara: Spring Equinox (Ostara) – March 21st/22nd
Incense: Jasmine, Rose
Decorations: Yellow Disk or Wheel, Coloured Egg’s, Hare Decorations, Spring Flowers
Colours: Yellow
This marks the Spring Equinox. This is the Pagan “Easter” – or rather, this is the day that Christians borrowed to be their Easter. It is traditionally the day of equilibrium, neither harsh winter or the merciless summer, and is a time of childish wonder. Painted eggs, baskets of flowers and the like are generally used to decorate the house.

http://www.thewhitegoddess.co.uk/the_wheel_of_the_year/ostara_-_spring_equinox.asp

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Recipes for a Pagan Soul: Ostara

Food and drink of Ostara: Leafy green vegetables, dairy foods, nuts such as Pumpkin, sunflower, fresh fruits, eggs, honey and honey cakes, seeds, waffles, and milk

http://recipesforapagansoul.weebly.com/ostara-mar-20-23.html

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MNN: What’s that sound? 7 wildlife calls you might hear in your backyard
As their habitats give way to sprawling human developments, more and more animals are being forced into cities and suburbs.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/whats-that-sound-7-wildlife-calls-you-might-hear-in-your-backyard

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EarthSky News: Moon, Castor, Pollux, Procyon March 15 and 16

As darkness falls on March 15 and 16, 2019, let the waxing gibbous moon show you three bright stars. Look for the constellation Gemini’s two brightest stars, Castor and Pollux, to the north of the moon. They’re sometimes called the Gemini twins, even though they don’t look alike. Then look to the south of the moon for the bright star Procyon, also known as the Little Dog Star because it’s the brightest light in the constellation Canis Minor the Lesser Dog

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-south-of-gemini-stars

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Patheos-Pagan: The Seeds of Ostara – Divination and Manifestation

The Vernal Equinox, Ostara in the Pagan calendar, is just around the corner and this year is packing quite an astrological wallop. On Wednesday, March 20th, day and night will be equal lengths. As the sun shifts into the fiery sign of Aries, a full moon will also shine and enter the astrological sign of Libra shortly before the moon reaches peak brightness

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/naturessacredjourney/2019/03/seeds-ostara-divination-manifestation/

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Inner Journey: 

WHAT HEALS?

“Paradoxically, a group of humans becomes healing and converting only after its members have learned to stop trying to heal and convert. Community is a safe place precisely because no one is attempting to heal or convert you, to fix you, to change you. Instead, the members accept you as you are. You are free to be you. And being so free, you are free to discard defenses, masks, disguises; free to seek your own psychological and spiritual health; free to become your whole and holy self.”
— Scott Peck

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

OK go ahead and think of the one “thing” that still bugs you. You know, that one issue, challenge, or person who… arghhh, if only the load of it would lighten.

Come on, now. This won’t work if you don’t think of something.

Then repeat after me: “This is better than winning the lottery! What a gift! Because as I use it to understand why it affects me as it does, even though I remain literally cloaked in miracles, powerful beyond measure, and utterly free in this very moment to think and feel and manifest without limit, such new insights, perhaps more than any others I’ve gleaned from my entire life, will make me happier, healthier, and wealthier than I even knew I could hope to be. All because of this gift! Hallelujah! Lucky me! I’ll miss it when it’s gone… sort of.”
You really will –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Healthier Egg Drop Soup

This delicious recipe has flavor and veggies to make it a little heartier than traditional egg drop soup

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Healthier-Egg-Drop-Soup.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
March 15, 2019 

Energy
“Energy is the power that drives every human being. It is not lost by exertion but maintained by it, for it is a faculty of the psyche.”

-Germaine Greer (1973)

Sometimes when we’re feeling down or tired, the best thing to pick us up is a brisk walk! A little exertion of energy gets the juices flowing – then we can think more clearly and make better decisions for ourselves. We need to strive for a balance between quiet and activity. Too much of either one gets us out of kilter.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Colors That Will Cheer You Up

Alternative therapy can offer a breakthrough for people struggling depression. There is art therapy, animal therapy and storytelling therapy. There is an arm of therapy that is used to help people with depression that is often not talked about or perhaps never heard of–it’s called color psychology. Color psychology is the study of different hues and its impact on human behavior. Over the years, people are paying closer attention to how color can influence their mood.

Read More……

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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 March 12, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 12, 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 stormy March is come at last,
With wind, and cloud, and changing skies;
I hear the rushing of the blast
That through the snowy valley flies.

-William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)

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Spirit Library: Benefit from Energy Openings – Reset Your Energy This Week

The turmoil of living now can be intense and chaotic. A key thing to keep in mind, especially now, is how quickly energies can shift. Sometimes the shift provides an opening to change the status quo. We’re sitting in one of those openings this week. Continue reading for tips on how to benefit from this opening and reset your energy.

https://spiritlibrary.com/selacia/benefit-from-energy-openings-reset-your-energy-this-week

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Did You Know?​​​​​​​

Colors fade in the sun because, over time, their molecules are being ripped apart by sunlight’s high-energy UV light.

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ThoughtCo. :  Recipes for the Ostara Sabbat 

Ostara is the celebration of the Spring Equinox – it’s the time of year when new life is beginning to form, and fresh little green things are starting to poke their way out of the chilly dirt. If you’re really lucky, you may be able to find some spring greens to nibble on! Looking for recipes to brighten up your Ostara celebration?

https://www.thoughtco.com/recipes-for-the-ostara-sabbat-4125907

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The Tetraktys: Witchy DIY : How to Create a Seashell Rune Set
Hello witches! Last week, I posted about the uses of seashells in witchcraft. It inspired me to create my own seashell rune set. So, now I am sharing how I did it. Simply follow the steps below and you will see how easy and fun it is!

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/seashell-rune-set-diy/

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EarthSky News: How can I see a green flash?

People tell me when I go to the beach to look at the sunset to try to see a green flash. What is a green flash?
The green flash is an optical phenomenon that you can see shortly after sunset or before sunrise. It happens when the sun is almost entirely below the horizon, with the barest edge of the sun – the upper edge – still visible. For a second or two, that upper rim of the sun will appear green in color. It’s a brief flash of the color green – the legendary green flash. It’s really quite exciting to see, especially if you’ve been looking for one.

https://earthsky.org/earth/can-i-see-a-green-flash

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Patheos-Pagan: 8 Things to do for Ostara as a Solitary Pagan 

Many Pagans are solitary practitioners, either by choice or by necessity. But a lot of Pagan activities for Ostara are designed for large groups. In 2014 and 2015 I wrote a series of rituals for those working alone on the Wheel of the Year. Every year they’re near the top of the list of most popular posts – here’s the Ostara ritual.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2019/03/things-to-do-for-ostara-solitary-pagan.html

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Inner Journey:

BALANCE MATERIAL AND SPIRITUAL

“What is [the role of money] in the search for meaning? Is our relationship to it one of the chief factors that keeps us in our prison, or could it also be a tool for breaking out, for awakening to a life filled with intensity of purpose?”
— Jacob Needleman

Our personality has a need for security. As a human in a material world, we need money to survive. If we don’t have enough for basics, our lives cannot function. At the same time, with too much emphasis on the material, we lose the spiritual awareness that brings meaning and fulfillment. The key lies in the balance.

What draws most of your attention, time and energy: spiritual growth or money? Reflect on (or better yet, journal on) the balance or lack of balance of these two in your life.

“Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.”
— Henry David Thoreau

“View money and things not as something you create to fill a lack, but as tools to help you more fully express yourself and realize your potential.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Discretion is the better part of valor.

Spontaneity is the better part of brilliance.

And imagination is the better part of making dreams come true.

Yes you can,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Dubliner Au Gratin Potatoes

Dubliner is an Irish cheese that has a sweet, nutty flavor with a bite. It is a delicious choice of cheese for making creamy au gratin potatoes.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf48502213.tip.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
March 12, 2019 

Energy
“The worshipper of energy is too physically energetic to see that he cannot explore certain higher fields until he is still.”

-Clarence Day (1874-1935)

Since I have been teaching meditation, many people have said to me: “I can’t meditate, I have too much energy!” Energy can be our ally, it gives us the vitality we need to accomplish, to excel. And yet, if we can’t tame our energy enough to allow ourselves to sit still and just be, then that energy can be counterproductive. Yes, energy is good! And we can make much better use of it when we spend some time in silence.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Secrets of Feng Shui to Attract Love and Prosperity

If you need more love and prosperity, you need to bring a little more Feng Shu into your life and into your home. Feng Shui is defined as a thoughtful practice of blending and immersing people with their environment.
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/5-secrets-of-feng-shui-to-attract-love-and-prosperity.aspx#a1zHHMmayrQ37cpi.99

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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/SacredSpiral