Welcome Spring! Cat’s Angel Message for March 20, 2022

Welcome Spring: Cat’s Angel Message for March 20, 2022

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

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The energy rises to fill your being with the things that you need to shine! ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Welcome Spring!

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

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

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

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

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

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

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

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

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

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

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 18, 2022 “Ostara/ Spring Equinox Edtion”

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 18, 2022 “Ostara/ Spring Equinox Edtion”

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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March Quotes

“O the green things growing, the green things growing,
The faint sweet smell of the green things growing!
I should like to live, whether I smile or grieve,
Just to watch the happy life of my green things growing.”

  • Dinah Maria Mulock Craik, Green Things Growing

gardendigest.com

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March 2022 Events

March 1 Mardi Gras

March 2 New Moon  9:34 am PST/ 10:34 am MST/ 12:34 pm  

March 13 Daylight Saving Time (Spring ahead!) at 2 am

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 Full Storm Moon   12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST

March 18 Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox/ Ostara /Sun enters Aries

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Magickal Spot: An Enchanting Prayer for Ostara [5 Min Chant]

Ostara is a wonderful time to connect with nature and with your craft, but did you know that you can connect and honor this wonderful pagan holiday with a prayer? If you want to learn more about this with some tips and tricks on how to use this prayer properly keep reading this article!

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The Spring Equinox is associated with, or known as: Alban Eilir, Eostar, Eostre, Feast of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Festival of Trees, Lady Day, NawRuz, No Ruz, Ostara, Ostra, Rites of Spring, and the Vernal Equinox.

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Ostara Walks (by Cat)

Ostara walks in beauty

Ostara walks in hope

She is the dawn of springtime, and brings the world rebirth;

On gentle breeze her name is sung, nature is her choir.

Ostara walks in beauty

Ostara walks in joy

Her mantle is the new green grass, unfolding from the earth;

Laughter floating on the air, light, and silver shining.

Ostara walks in beauty

Ostara walks in grace

Unselfishly she shares her gifts, they heal the human soul;

Winters dark is banished, rebirth now takes its place.

©3-17-08 Cat-LBolotin

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Exemplore: Seven Crystals for Ostara

Ostara is also known as the spring equinox and is a celebration of fertility, rebirth, and renewal. At this point in the wheel of the year, day and night are of equal length and in perfect equilibrium.

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“Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”

  • Robin Williams

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MBG: 6 Grounding Ways To Use The Virgo Full Moon To Get Oh-So-Organized

Stop, drop, and tune in to your mental state. How are you doing…really? There’s a lot going on in the world right now that feels scary and out of our control. It’s a frustrating time for humanity, to put it mildly, which can stir up feelings of helplessness. Enter the 2022 Virgo full moon, which can act as a supportive beacon.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Rabbit Décor for Ostara and the Spring Equinox – Celebrate the wheel of the Year – Magical Crafting

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Patheos Pagan: Answering the Call of Cernunnos
MARCH 17, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT



I get questions all the time. When I get the same question several times in close succession, that usually means it’s time to write about it publicly – if only so I can point future questioners to a blog post instead of having to answer it yet again.

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Ostara Music

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EarthSky News: March equinox 2022: All you need to know

The March equinox – also called the vernal equinox – marks the beginning of the spring season in the Northern Hemisphere and the autumn season in the Southern Hemisphere. The March 2022 equinox will arrive on March 20 at 15:33 UTC. That’s 10:33 a.m. Central Daylight Time.

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Patheos-Pagan: Ostara: Decorating Eggs In Celebration Of Spring Equinox
MARCH 2, 2020 BY GWYN


Over the last week, Michigan has been transformed into the Ice Planet Hoth. Temperatures have been hovering in the low teens and inches of fluffy white snow have filled our lawns, sidewalks, and highways.

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Pagan Playlist: Ostara by Lisa Thiel

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Inner Journey: A LIGHT LOOK AT LIFE’S JOURNEY

“Inside every older person is a younger person–wondering what the hell happened.”
— Cora Harvey Armstrong

“The hardest years in life are those between 10 and 70.”
— Helen Hayes (at 73)

“Old age ain’t no place for sissies.”
— Bette Davis

“Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.”
— Caryn Leschen

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”
— Frank A. Clark

“I’m looking forward to looking back on all this.”
— Sandra Knell

higherawareness.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spring Lime Tea Cookies

These are light, buttery tea cookies bursting with citrus flavor. Perfect for a spring day.

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Magical Correspondences for Ostara/Spring Equinox

Colors: Green, Yellow

Activities include: planting, welcoming spring, coloring eggs, fertility rites

Rituals: rituals of balance herb work – magical, medicinal, cosmetic, culinary and artistic, spells for prosperity/fertility, new beginnings, potential, action

Sacred Stones include: all jaspers, amethyst, aquamarine, and bloodstone

Incense and Scents: African violet, jasmine, rose, sage and strawberry

Herbs & Flowers: Honeysuckle, Iris, Peony, Violet, Woodruff, Olive, Iris, Narcissus, Daffodils, Jonquils, Primrose, Crocus, all spring flowers

Symbols include: four-leaf clover, baskets, eggs, spring flowers, chicks, rabbits, budding twigs & flowers, sprouting bulbs

Food includes: lamb, eggs, seeds, leafy green vegetables, spiced or flower cupcakes, fruits, hot cross buns, sprouts, honey cakes

Deities: Fertility Deities, youthful deities, love goddesses, the Green Man, Gaia, Cerrunos, Eostre, Persephone, Thoth, Odin, Osiris, Isis, Venus, Pan, Athena

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Daily Tarot: A Tarot Spread for the Spring Equinox (innergoddesstarot)

March 20th marks the beginning of Spring here in the northern hemisphere, and even though I still wore my winter parka today, my heart is starting to believe that gentler weather and green life will soon appear.

I’m not a winter person, and by March I am sick of the sight of dirty snow, brown scrubby plants, feeling cold and hunched and restricted. So when Ostara and the Equinox arrive, I’m ready to burst free, to let everything that hid and percolated within me during the winter months reveal itself, and then grow and thrive.

Read more at Inner Goddess Tarot

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 14, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 14, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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March Quotes

“All Nature seems at work. Slugs leave their lair
The bees are stirring, birds are on the wing,
And Winter slumbering in the open air,
Wears on his smiling face a dream of spring.”

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

gardendigest.com

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March 2022 Events

March 1 Mardi Gras

March 2 New Moon  9:34 am PST/ 10:34 am MST/ 12:34 pm  

March 13 Daylight Saving Time (Spring ahead!) at 2 am

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 Full Storm Moon   12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST

March 18 Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox/ Ostara /Sun enters Aries

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Spirit Library: Accept the Healing Being Offered
Kate Spreckley


For eons dualistic thinking has dominated our world and entangled us in a web of patterns and structures that created a distortion within our human consciousness. This distortion left us trapped in feelings of separation, division, and isolation

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Thought For The Day

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Spirituality & Health: Working With the Phases of the Moon

BY KALIA KELMENSON
If you feel especially pulled by the moon, it’s helpful to know what phase it’s in. Then you can plan or adjust accordingly.

As a surfer, and as I woman, I am intertwined with the power of the moon. I’ve experienced how the moon exerts its force on the tides in the ocean, and have felt the pull of my internal tides, responding to the rhythm of the lunar cycles.

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Learn Religions: Spring Equinox Celebrations Around the World

The dawning of spring has been observed for centuries in countries around the world. Traditions vary widely from one country to the next. Here are some ways that residents of different parts of the world observe the season.

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MBG: Black Tourmaline Is A Crystal You Don’t Want To Miss — Here’s Why, According To Experts

When you’re browsing your local occult shop, you’re likely drawn to light, sparkly crystals—but don’t let that steer you away from black tourmaline. Here’s why crystal experts say it’s a must for your collection, plus how you can work with it for the best results.

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Today’s DIY: Ostara & Spring DIY’s | A Forest Witch

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Elephant Journal: Virgo Full Moon: An Invitation to Be with What Is. {March 18}

An older, white-bearded man with a hooded robe stands with staff in one hand, eyes cast slightly downward, standing on top of the snow-capped peak of a mountain, the other hand holding a bright-lit lantern, only illuminating his next few steps forward. For those unfamiliar with traditional Tarot, this is the image depicted on the “Hermit” card.

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Treehugger: 10 Extraordinary Hot Springs National Park Facts
This hidden ecological gem has been federally protected since 1832

Located in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas, Hot Springs National Park is a 5,550-acre retreat popular among nature lovers who come to enjoy the thermal waters and centuries-old traditions. Here are ten fascinating Hot Springs National Park facts.

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EarthSky News: EarthSky’s visible planets – night sky guide – March-April 2022

Find these visible planets from mid-March 2022 to early April: Venus blazing in the east before sunrise; Mars and Saturn, also in the east before sunrise; Jupiter, emerging in the east before sunrise by late March or early April. Mercury will return to the evening sky by mid-April, for its best evening apparition for the Northern Hemisphere.

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Patheos-Pagan: Celebrating Spring in Uncertain Times
MARCH 13, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT



Of all the points on the Wheel of the Year, the Spring Equinox – Ostara – is when Pagans wax most poetic. We speak of the Earth’s awakening, of trees budding, of life returning to the land after a long hard Winter.

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Pagan Playlist: Curawaka – “Shamboriri”

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Inner Journey:

BRING SOUL INTO THE WORLD

“We live in a culture that is greatly biased against the imagination, because our culture is very materialistic, objective and literal. Our culture lacks soul, and doesn’t know it, although it experiences the consequences. When you don’t know what’s missing, then of course you don’t know what to bring in, even though you feel something is missing.

“We live in a world that needs more soul, more meaning. We, as conscious beings, have, as our primary responsibility, at this time in human history, the task of bringing soul into the world, or releasing soul into the world. We do this, first of all, in ourselves and in our own personal world; then we do it in our groups – including family; then we do it in our society through our work, relationships and presence there.”
— Andrew Schneider

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

A master’s awareness of spiritual laws directs him or her to manifest major life changes by working with their thoughts, not by working harder.

Which isn’t to say they don’t sometimes work very long hours, because they do; they just don’t think of it as work.

Which also isn’t to say they all have cool jobs that anyone would love, because they don’t; they just see every task before them as a step on the path leading to happily-ever-after.

Hmmmmm…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: French Toast

There are many, fancy variations on this basic recipe. This easy recipe works with many types of bread—white, whole wheat, brioche, cinnamon-raisin, Italian, or French. Serve hot with butter or margarine and maple syrup.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

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Daily Wisdom
March 14 , 2022

Intelligence
“Intelligence is not something possessed once for all. It is in constant process of forming, and its retention requires constant alertness in observing consequences, an open-minded will to learn and courage in re-adjustment.”

-John Dewey (1895-1952)


IQ tests are one measurement of intelligence. It is interesting to note that one person’s score on a test can change, indicating that the person’s intelligence can change. We can actually teach ourselves to think smarter. One way to do this is through meditation, tapping into the wisdom of the universe

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

Embrace now as a joyful day. At the start, look in the mirror and see the joy that’s already in your eyes. Work with contentment, spend quality time with friends and family, and share your love of life with every stranger you meet. You don’t have to be overbearing and surprise people with your happiness. What you truly feel will shine on its own. The little things may bring you the most joy.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 11, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 11, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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March Quotes

“Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.”

  • Doug Larson

gardendigest.com

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March 2022 Events

March 1 Mardi Gras

March 2 New Moon  9:34 am PST/ 10:34 am MST/ 12:34 pm  

March 13 Daylight Saving Time (Spring ahead!) at 2 am

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 Full Storm Moon   12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST

March 18 Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox/ Ostara /Sun enters Aries

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Spirit Library: A Period of Rest
Kate Spreckley

Spiritual teachings throughout the ages suggest embracing periods of rest where we draw inward for spiritual, emotional, and physical restoration. Currently there is a very floaty watery feel to the energies which is urging us to allow for a period of rest and contemplation where we can commune with our soul, access our inner world, and allow space for ourselves to heal and integrate.

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Thought For The Day

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Learn Religions: Eostre – Spring Goddess or NeoPagan Fancy?

Every year at Ostara, everyone begins chatting about a goddess of spring known as Eostre. According to the stories, she is a goddess associated with flowers and springtime, and her name gives us the word “Easter,” as well as the name of Ostara itself.

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Elephant Journal: A Maya Angelou Poem for the Women who’ve Forgotten their Wise, Witchy Ways.

Ah, women.
We are divine. We are extraordinary. We are creators of life, of love, of magic.

We hold so much.

But we hold so much back.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: OSTARA Season Is Here! || Dyeing Eggs Naturally With Plants

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MBG Everything You Need To Know About Malachite, According To Crystal Experts

There’s a reason malachite has a place in countless crystal collections. It has so many benefits, from protection to fostering love and compassion. And for what it’s worth, it’s a striking, vibrant green as well. Curious to learn more? Read on for everything you should know about this crystal.

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Treehugger: 10 Iconic Plants and Trees That Herald Spring

There’s hardly a more hopeful sight than a patch of daffodils blooming after a winter you thought wouldn’t end. Flowers are one of the first things we look forward to seeing after the snow melts and the temperature takes an upward swing.

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EarthSky News: Binoculars for stargazing: Our top 6 tips

Binoculars for stargazing
You’ve been gazing at the night sky for a while now, but you’re ready for a view you can’t get with your eyes alone. Before you jump into buying a telescope, try using binoculars. You’ve probably already got a pair of binoculars lying around your house somewhere.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Corner Crone: The Witch’s Guide to Wellness

The Witch’s Guide to Wellness: Natural, Magical Ways to Treat, Heal, and Honor Your Body, Mind, and Spirit by wellness writer Krystle L. Jordan, who is certified in holistic nutrition, connects magick to healthy living. Her goals are to help the reader to understand their body’s cycle and develop a positive relationship with their body and mind.

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Pagan Playlist: WATER Koshi Wind Chimes Meditation – See the Ocean of oneness… | Calm Whale

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Inner Journey:

DAILY FORGIVENESS

“As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind.”
— Isabelle Holland

We cannot avoid daily resentment and thoughts of guilt. They are a part of human nature. What we can do is release their grip on us. We can forgive others and ourselves daily.

Forgiveness requires nothing in return. There are no conditions. It gets rid of old baggage and clears up unfinished business. It leads us to a life of authenticity, lightness and directness. Forgiveness is the highest form of letting go of resentment andego.

True forgiveness is more than an apology, understanding and acceptance. There is an element of recreating and re-imagining. There is a need to envision ourselves as more loving, interdependent, courageous and compassionate. Forgiveness requires honouringthe sacred journey of learning about life – our life and others’.

“Whatever we have done, we can always make amends for it without ever looking back in guilt or sorrow.”
— Eknath Easwaran

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The best way to create more free time is to take it.

You’ll see.

Love, love –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pizza Cupcakes

They’re portable, sort of like a mini pizza, except shaped like a cupcake. They’re a great savory snack and a great addition to a game day buffet. Feel free to customize to your family’s tastes with additions like ham, sausage, bell peppers, salami, mushrooms, olives, jalapenos, etc. I recommend not omitting the tomato, that really adds something special.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth

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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
March 11, 2022

Business
“All business proceeds on beliefs, on judgments of probabilities, and not on certainties.”

-Charles W. Eliot


Let’s look at this in terms of business in the broadest sense. For example, we are all running the business of our lives. We’re the CEO. Many of the same principles that apply to running a business then apply to us in this way. There are no certainties in life – we make decisions based on what we’ve learned so far, and maybe a little bit of intuition

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

No matter what is on the schedule, you may need to step out and start something else new and exciting. Your regular duties and usual work won’t be neglected. You’ll just realize that there are other wonderful things that you do not want to postpone nor neglect any longer. This kind of dynamic spirit makes the day go fast and makes everything easier. Have a great day!

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 8, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 8, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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March Quotes

“March is the month of expectation,
The things we do not know,
The Persons of Prognostication
Are coming now.
We try to sham becoming firmness,
But pompous joy
Betrays us, as his first betrothal
Betrays a boy.”

  • Emily Dickinson, XLVIII

gardendigest.com

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March 2022 Events

March 1 Mardi Gras

March 2 New Moon  9:34 am PST/ 10:34 am MST/ 12:34 pm  

March 13 Daylight Saving Time (Spring ahead!) at 2 am

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 Full Storm Moon   12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST

March 18 Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox/ Ostara /Sun enters Aries

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Spirit Library: Cultivate Compassion
Kate Spreckley


As we move into this second week of March fear and uncertainty are being heightened by the volatile times we are living in. Events in the external world are intensifying reflecting the destruction and collapse of old structures as well as humanity’s shift in consciousness.

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The Rose Oracle | Unboxing and Flip Through

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Spirituality & Health: Find Peace in the Embrace of an Oak Tree
BY JAMES CANTON

Oak trees symbolize strength, nobility, and wisdom. Spending time under their canopy can bring solace and peace.

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Learn Religions: Set Up an Ostara Altar in the Pagan Tradition
Welcome the Coming of Spring

If you are gearing up for Ostara, then you are readying for a time of year in which many Wiccans and Pagans choose to celebrate the balance of light and dark that heralds the beginning of spring. It is a time to celebrate new life and rebirth—not only the physical embodiment of renewal but the spiritual as well.

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MBG: Everything You Need To Know If You Pull The Queen Of Pentacles In A Tarot Reading

Of all the 78 cards in your traditional tarot deck, there’s one that can be thought of as the “self-care queen:” the Queen of Pentacles. If you pull this card in a tarot reading, here’s everything you’ll want to know, from an expert.

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Ostara in the Broom Closet | How to Celebrate in Secret

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Treehugger: Winning Photos Capture Fascinating Life Underwater
From great white sharks to amorous frogs, images show best of life underwater.

So much goes on under the water. There are floating jellyfish, mating frogs, and schools of great white sharks.

These winning photographs from the 2022 Underwater Photographer of the Year competition captured so much of the activity above and below the water..

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EarthSky News: Lonely Alphard is the brightest star in Hydra

Alphard (Alpha Hydrae) is the brightest star in the largest constellation in the sky, Hydra the Water Snake. Despite its long length, Hydra’s stars are mostly dim except for Alphard. As a 2nd-magnitude star, Alphard shines on par with the stars of the Big Dipper. Known as the Heart of the Snake, Alphard is a precursor of spring.

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Patheos-Pagan: Herbal Magick: Morning Glory

There are over 700 posts here on Voodoo Universe, and I honestly can’t believe I haven’t written about Morning Glory yet. There is a bit of an explanation however, we have written about Hi John root, a botanical relative of morning glory that is also a traditional Hoodoo ingredient.

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Pagan Playlist: Soothing Whispers of the CELTIC WIND with Enchanting 432Hz music for a Lifetime Memory

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Inner Journey:

SPEAK KINDLY TO YOURSELF

“What is this self inside us, this silent observer, Severe and speechless critic, who can terrorize us, And urge us on to futile activity, And in the end, judge us still more severely, For the errors into which his own reproaches drove us?”
— T. S. Eliot

How do you talk to yourself? Would you talk that way to anyone else?

Our thoughts create our reality. How do you typically think about yourself? Do you berate yourself for being stupid, sloppy, forgetful or insensitive? Do you watch yourself with interest, respect and compassion? Stay alert to your self-talk and let go of judgments that don’t serve you.

“Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship to myself.”
— Nathaniel Branden

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

As many stars as there are in the night sky. As many grains of sand that exist on all the world’s beaches. That’s how often opportunity really knocks. That’s how many second chances you really get. And that’s how many voices whisper your name each day.

You have no idea…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:

Lemon-Blueberry Cupcakes with Blueberry-Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Zesty and bright, these cupcakes are sure to wow! A vibrant frosting (flavored with a quick homemade jam) sits atop a lemony, moist cupcake studded with colorful berries. Using frozen blueberries makes these cupcakes accessible any time of year, too!

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

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Daily Wisdom
March 8, 2022

Business
“To business that we love we rise betime,
And go to it with delight.”

-Shakespeare, “Antony and Cleopatra”


It’s the best feeling to do work that we love. It doesn’t feel like “work” at all! Time flies. We feel fulfilled, and satisfied. When we love what we do, and we are helping people at the same time, that’s when we know we are in our dharma, or purpose in life.
-Lissa Coffey

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

Little or nothing will slow you down or be daunting to you today. You have so much inner strength, and physical strength, too, that people will have trouble keeping up with you. Do something special today, or perhaps excel at something significant and challenging that will be easily within your grasp. You may find out later that you were dazzling and that you inspired several people to more energetically pursue their passions.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 7, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 7, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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March Quotes

“I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.”

  • William Wordsworth, Daffodils

gardendigest.com

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March 2022 Events

March 1 Mardi Gras

March 2 New Moon  9:34 am PST/ 10:34 am MST/ 12:34 pm  

March 13 Daylight Saving Time (Spring ahead!) at 2 am

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 Full Storm Moon   12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST

March 18 Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox/ Ostara /Sun enters Aries

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Spirit Library: Resolution & Healing
Kate Spreckley


We all exist in an energetic environment that contains the patterns and structures which shape our reality. In our current cycle of evolution, this environment is being transformed and as a result the habitual patterns and attitudes of our human consciousness are changing

Read more….

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Awaken your inner Magic | Powerful guided visualization (The witches’ cookery)

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Spiritual Unite: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SEE A MOUSE IN A DREAM?
Susan Brunton

What Does It Mean To See a Mouse in a Dream? Mice are generally seen as adorable pets or pests. They are creatures that demonstrate instinct, tenacity, and versatility.

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Learn Religions: Crafts for the Ostara Sabbat

By Patti Wigington
Updated on February 03, 2020
Spring has finally arrived! March has roared in like a lion, and if we’re really lucky, it will roll out like a lamb. Meanwhile, on or around the 21st of the month, we have Ostara to celebrate. It’s the time of the vernal equinox if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, and it’s a true marker that spring has come.

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MBG: This Could Be A Week Of Major Breakthroughs, Astrologers Predict

Subconscious triggers, secret agendas, and subliminal messages, oh my! The AstroTwins warn that there could be lots brewing under the surface in the week ahead. Here’s what to know.

You’ll gain greater awareness of “the invisible realm” starting Wednesday, March 9, as mindful Mercury plunges into dreamy, imaginative Pisces, joining the Sun, Jupiter, and Neptune there.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Weaving Magic in a Druid’s Eye

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Elephant Journal: Help Ukraine Now: 5 Ways to Offer Support (Not all are Monetary).

I have been opening my eyes to greet the St. Louis Missouri sunrise to this heavy, tingling feeling right smack in the center of my chest.
I know I am not alone in it; I have heard from clients who have unexplained anxiety sensations out of nowhere, friends and family who have dramatic situations unfolding, and unexplained bodily pains.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Elusive Big-Nosed Blobby Frog Found in Peru
It’s been nicknamed the ‘tapir frog’ for its long snout.

There’s a tiny frog with a long snout that has long been recognized by the residents who live near it in Peru. The people of Comunidad Nativa Tres Esquinas dubbed it rana danta, meaning “tapir frog,” because its nose makes it resemble the long-trunked mammal

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EarthSky News: Morning planets – Venus, Mars, Saturn – March 7, 2022

If you rise, they will shine. Get up before dawn to enjoy the morning planets – Venus, Mars and Saturn – clustered together in the southeastern sky. Venus is brightest and highest up, with Mars below and shining orangish-red. Near the horizon is Saturn, battling its way out of the morning glow. Can’t see it yet? Keep watching each morning as Saturn rises toward Venus and out of the early morning light.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Myth of Balance (Sorry, Equinox)
IRISANYA MOON

One of my greatest pet peeves is balance. Rather, the idea that I/you/me can find perfect, consistent balance. It’s sold in many packages: diets, calendars, time management systems, etc.

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Pagan Playlist: SKÁLD – Flúga

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Inner Journey:

WE EXPERIENCE WHAT WE BELIEVE

“You are free to believe what you choose and what you do attests to what you believe.”
— A Course of Miracles

You most likely believe that your experiences have taught you what is real and what is true – at least for you. However, what you may not know is that your beliefs – conscious and unconscious – have determined what you would experience.

Experiences do not determine what you believe. What you first of all believe is what you will experience. It follows, then, that if you wish to experience life in new ways, you need to examine your belief systems.

Change your consciousness and you’ll change your life.

“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.”
— Richard Bach

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The reason most people don’t recognize the miracles that are performed on their behalf is because there’s just so bloomin’ many of them.

Like this very moment…

And this one…

And this one…

Ahhh-h-h-h,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:

Grilled Pork Chops with Smoked Paprika Rub


A lot of purchased barbecue sauces are really high in sugar. If you need to watch the amount of sugar in your diet, try grilling pork chops with this flavorful rub, instead. The rub goes on in advance so the flavors can penetrate the chops.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

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Daily Wisdom
March 7, 2022

Business
“One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears – by listening to them.”

-Dean Rusk


We have two ears, and one mouth. It’s easy for us to close our mouth, but unless we use earplugs or our hands, we can’t really close our ears. Isn’t that telling? We are meant to listen. We can learn so much just by being still and taking in the information that we are given. Everyone wants to be heard. Give the gift of listening.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Be ambitious today, in a subtle way, and meet with a lot of cooperation and good will. Your ambition does not have to be grandiose. Concentrate on small projects and sweep away a lot of loose ends and complete things that have been long lingering. Act and speak with authority, and be fully respected. Do as much as you can today, and don’t look back.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 3, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 3, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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March Quotes

“March is a month of considerable frustration – it is so near spring and yet across a great deal of the country the weather is still so violent and changeable that outdoor activity in our yards seems light years away.”

  • Thalassa Cruso

gardendigest.com

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March 2022 Events

March 1 Mardi Gras

March 2 New Moon  9:34 am PST/ 10:34 am MST/ 12:34 pm  

March 13 Daylight Saving Time (Spring ahead!) at 2 am

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 Full Storm Moon   12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST

March 18 Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox/ Ostara /Sun enters Aries

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Spirit Library: New Moon
Kate Spreckley


Our current cycle of awakening, healing and growth is introducing a deeper awareness of the changes that are needed in our world. With this awareness both our personal and collective attitudes are transformed bringing an expanded view of the global imbalances and inequality that still exists today.

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Flowing With The Seasons ~ The White Witch Parlour

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Spirituality & Health: Art for Transformation BY WINTER ROSS
Curious about shamanic art? Dive into a practice to explore your own mind.

THOUGHT: that mysterious electronic charge in the synapses in our brain. Sometimes we’re overwhelmed by the existential angst of being human. At other times, awe and wonder at the beauty of life on earth comes to us just as powerfully. Thought is what causes our tumbles and stumbles through what we perceive as reality.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Gods and Goddesses of War and Battle

Study modern Paganism for any length of time, and you’ll soon come to realize that there are a wide and varied selection of deities who are honored among the different Pagan traditions.

Read more….

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MBG: 3 Ways To Balance Your Kapha As We Head Into Spring (aka Kapha Season)

Ayurvedically speaking, we are nearing the end of Vata season and coming into Kapha season, which occurs during the second half of winter and into spring.

Read more….

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Preparing for Spring 🌱 Life of a Forest Witch || Fairy Magic 🧚🏼‍♂️

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Elephant Journal: A Full Moon Meditation for Releasing our Troubles.

In metaphysical circles it is widely held that the energy of the new moon supports us in sowing new seeds, or intentions, for what we wish to create in our lives.
And the energy around the full moon supports us in letting go of what no longer serves us.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 10 Dramatic Facts About Grand Canyon National Park

Easily one of the most recognizable sites on Earth, the Grand Canyon has earned a place on many a traveler’s bucket list throughout the years. Its layered colors of textured rock reveal millions of years worth of geological history, while the desert landscape has become home to a myriad of unique plants and animals.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Use Big Dipper to locate Hunting Dogs

Tonight, or any March evening, look for the Big Dipper in the northeast sky. This asterism, or star pattern – one of the most noticeable from Northern Hemisphere locations – is part of the constellation Ursa Major, the Great Bear.

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Patheos-Pagan: Religious Authenticity: What Works, Not What’s Oldest

Last week I listened to the most recent episode of Down at the Crossroads with Chris Orapello and Tara-Love Maguire. Jason Mankey was their guest, and most of the discussion was on Jason’s book The Horned God of the Witches, which I have not read but need to read before too much longer.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: A song for the Earth.

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Inner Journey:

SEEK UNION OVER SEPARATION

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

Our ego focuses on how we are different from the rest of the world. We connect with soul when we experience how we are the same.

Any time you separate yourself from other people or from situations, you know your personality is in control. At such times, shift your perspective to build connection and you will move into soul.

“As a holistic being you shatter the illusion of your separateness and reveal your connection to everything. This empowers you in a way that the ego-driven self could never contemplate.”
— Wayne Dyer

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You could pray for 1,000 nights, visualize for 1,000 days, and give thanks for 1,000 things, but it’s when you physically prepare the way, that 1,000 miracles will find you.

I can’t help this feeling,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pecan Chicken Salad

This chicken salad comes together fast using rotisserie chicken breasts. The herbs, along with the pecans, help to make this chicken salad flavorful. Serve on top of toasted croissants, or butter lettuce.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

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

Element: Earth


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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
March 3, 2022

Home
A house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as for the body.”

-Margaret Fuller (1845)


A home is more than a place of shelter. It is a place of comfort, a place of peace. This is where we can take refuge from the world, where we can relax, and where we can grow. A home can be a “safe environment” where we can learn without fear of criticism, and where we can explore and express our feelings. The person, or people, inside that space is what makes a house a home.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

No matter what is on the schedule, you may need to step out and start something else new and exciting. Your regular duties and usual work won’t be neglected. You’ll just realize that there are other wonderful things that you do not want to postpone nor neglect any longer. This kind of dynamic spirit makes the day go fast and makes everything easier. Have a great day!

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 25, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 25, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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February Quotes

“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.”

  • William Blake

gardendigest.com

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February Events

Jan 31/ Feb 1 New Moon 9:46 pm PST/ 10:46 pmMST/ 12:46 am EST

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc

Feb 3. Mercury Goes Direct!

Feb 14. Valentines Day

Feb 16 Full “Quickening” Moon 8:56 am PST/ 9:56 am MST/ 11:56 am EST

Feb 18 Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins

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Spirit Library: Recharge & Restore your Strength
Kate Spreckley


Collectively and individually, we are all transitioning into a new and expanded state of being. As incredible as this transition is there are some uncomfortable aspects which can be challenging to navigate

Read more….

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Tips for Beginning in Your Craft / The Witch of Wanderlust

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Spirituality & Health: Spiritual and Health Benefits of Candle Gazing by Rohan Shroff

Candle gazing benefits your vision, cognitive function, yoga and meditation practices, and more.

Candle gazing, also known as trataka, is a centuries-old yogic purification practice that involves staring at a fixed point or, more commonly, a candle flame. The word trataka in Sanskrit means “to gaze,” and the practice is believed to bring energy to one’s third-eye (sixth) chakra. The benefits of candle gazing include improved vision, memory, and concentration.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Color Therapy and Your Wardrobe
By Phylameana lila Desy
Updated on May 09, 2019


Have you taken inventory of your closet lately? You may be in a fashion rut and need to introduce some different colors into your wardrobe that will better reflect your day-to-day moods.

Read more….

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MBG: The Essentials Of Numerology Explained + How To Find Your Life Path Number

You know your zodiac sign, and maybe you’ve even found your enneagram type, but have you familiarized yourself with the field of numerology yet? If you haven’t, buckle up because we’re diving right in. Here’s everything you need to know about numerology, according to experts.

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Who is Ostara/ Ēostre?

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Treehugger: Everyone Needs a Special ‘Sit Spot’ in Nature
Treehugger’s editorial team describes the spots that influenced them as children.

Ever since I read Richard Louv’s influential book, “Last Child in the Woods,” the idea of having a special “sit spot” has stuck with me. This advice, which Louv attributes to nature educator Jon Young, is for both adults and children to find a spot in nature

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EarthSky News: Planets and the moon, February 27 (and 28) mornings

Planets and the moon
Early risers have the advantage in planet-observing in late February, 2022, with some beautiful views in the east before sunrise. On February 27, blazing Venus, faint Mars and a crescent moon will stand top-to-bottom in a nearly vertical line in the sunrise direction.

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Patheos-Pagan: What Does it Mean to be Called By a God?
FEBRUARY 24, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


What does it mean to be called by a God? What does it look like, sound like, feel like? How do you know if it’s a God calling you or if you’re just imagining the whole thing?

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Ulvesang — The Hunt [Full Album]

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Inner Journey:

HOW MUCH OF THIS IS MINE?

“The collective energy generated from the feelings, thoughts, and attitudes of the almost six billion people on this planet creates an atmosphere or ‘consciousness climate.’ Surrounding us like the air we breathe, this consciousness climate affects us most strongly on energetic and emotional levels.”
— Doc Childre and Howard Martin

Feeling angry, sad or anxious? You might ask, “How much of this is mine?”

Those of us who are sensitive sometimes pick up on emotional, mental or physical energy in the environment. It feels like ours – we really do feel the emotions or physical or mental symptoms. But really, we are processing ‘generic’ energies that belong to others or to humanity as a whole.

Opening to the possibility that our experiences may not be completely ours helps us detach from them. When we don’t completely identify with our thoughts and feeling

“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear … as it is, infinite.”
— William Blake

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Dearest, I wish for you flowers and sunshine, gentle breezes and clear skies, calm seas and rainbows. But, perhaps most of all, I wish for you the glorious breadth of experiences you are now poised to receive, so that these tidbits are mere icing on the cake of a life that’s rich in adventure.

I know what is going to happen next in your life.

Happy tears,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: BLT Pasta Carbonara

The addition of summer tomatoes and spinach to this traditional dish brings things to a whole new level. The trick to the recipe is preparation, have all the ingredients ready to go as it comes together as quickly as it takes to boil the pasta.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth


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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
February 25, 2022

Progress
“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.”

-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894)


To progress we must make the effort. We must forge ahead. We must put ourselves out there and be open to experiences that challenge us. We can start right where we are, by knowing where we want to go.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

Act with boldness, but not too much, and make this an easy and productive day. If something challenging or unexpected arises at work or with family, be receptive and stand your ground. Don’t push back until you know what it is you’re up against. Then if needed, give as well as you get. You can do this tactfully.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

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

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

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

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

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

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

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

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

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

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 19, 2021 “Ostara/Spring Equinox Edition”

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 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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March is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. This was the time of year to resume military campaigns that had been interrupted due to winter. (brownielocks.com)

March Events

March 2 Dr. Seuss Day

March 3 World Wildlife Day

March 4 World Book Day

March 13 New Moon 2:21 am PST/ 3:21 am MST/ 5:21 am EST

March 14 Daylight Savings begins 2 am

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 Celtic Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox / Ostara

March 20 World Storytelling Day

March 25 World Tolkein Reading Day

March 28 Full Storm Moon 11:48 am PST/ 12:48 pm MST/ 2:48 pm EST

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“Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.”

  • Doug Larson
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Spirit Library: Horizons Are Expanding (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are transforming from the inside out which is creating a profound shift in how we operate in our world. How we view ourselves and our reality is changing unlocking new opportunities and new potentials

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Ostara Correspondences

Colors: Green, Yellow

Activities include: planting, welcoming spring, coloring eggs, fertility rites

Rituals: balance, herb work – magical, medicinal, cosmetic, culinary and artistic, spells for prosperity/fertility, new beginnings, potential, action

Sacred Stones include: all jaspers, amethyst, aquamarine, and bloodstone

Incense and Scents: African violet, jasmine, rose, sage and strawberry

Herbs & Flowers: Honeysuckle, Iris, Peony, Violet, Woodruff, Olive, Iris, Narcissus, Daffodils, Jonquils, Primrose, Crocus, all spring flowers

Symbols include:four leaf clover, baskets, eggs, spring flowers, chicks, rabbits, budding twigs & flowers, sprouting bulbs

Food includes: lamb, eggs, seeds, leafy green vegetables, spiced or flower cupcakes, fruits, hot cross buns, sprouts, honey cakes

Deities: Fertility deities, youthful deities, love goddesses, the Green Man, Gaia, Cerrunos, Eostre, Persephone, Thoth, Odin, Osiris, Isis, Venus, Pan, Athena

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“Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”

  • Robin Williams

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Pagan Playlist: Eostre

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Pagan Library: Ostara Return to Us ( Savannah Skye)

The wheel has turned to our Goddess
Our lovely Maiden Goddess
Goddess Ostara
Who will return to us

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Seven Crystals for Ostara

Ostara is also known as the spring equinox and is a celebration of fertility, rebirth, and renewal. At this point in the wheel of the year, day and night are of equal length and in perfect equilibrium.

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“The name Ostara goes back to Jacob Grimm, who, in his Deutsche Mythologie, speculated about an ancient German goddess Ostara, after whom the Easter festival (German: Ostern) could have been named. Grimm’s main source is De temporum ratione by the Venerable Bede. Bede had put forward the thesis that the Anglo-Saxon name for the month of April, Eostur-monath, was named after a goddess Eostre. Ostara is one of the four lesser Wiccan holidays or sabbats of the Wheel of the Year. Ostara is celebrated on the spring equinox, in the Northern hemisphere around March 21 and in the Southern hemisphere around September 23, depending upon the specific timing of the equinox. Among the Wiccan sabbats, it is preceded by Imbolc and followed by Beltane. In the book Eight Sabbats for Witches by Janet and Stewart Farrar, the festival Ostara is characterized by the rejoining of the Mother Goddess and her lover-consort-son, who spent the winter months in death. Other variations include the young God regaining strength in his youth after being born at Yule, and the Goddess returning to her Maiden aspect. Ostara is the virgin Goddess of spring. This holiday concerns the deity’s trip to the underworld, and their struggle to return from the Land of the Dead to Earth. When they accomplish this return, they have a life renewed. It was considered bad luck to wear anything new before Ostara, so the people would work through the winter in secret to make elegant clothes for the Sabbat celebration. The entire community would gather for games, feasting, and religious rituals while showing off their clothing. The modern belief that eggs are delivered by a rabbit known as the Easter Bunny comes from the legend of the Goddess Eostre. So much did a lowly rabbit want to please the Goddess that he laid the sacred eggs in her honor, gaily decorated them, and humbly presented them to her. So pleased was she that she wished all humankind to share in her joy. In honor of her wishes, the rabbit went through the entire world and distributed these little decorated gifts of life”

  • Ostara in Wikipedia

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Goddess Guide: Spring Goddess


The Spring Goddess celebrates the turning of the wheel of the year as the death and decay of winter gives way to a time of renewal and rebirth.

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Today’s DIY: Garden Decoration Ideas Using Stones and Rocks

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Witch Indeed: 21 Ways to Celebrate Spring Equinox

Spring is coming for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere! Even if where you live is still covered with snow, listen closely. The earth is moving ever onward. It’s no coincidence that March is filled with so many celebrations:

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Treehugger: 7 Enlightening Facts About the Vernal Equinox

From dancing tree fairies to spring fever, there’s more to the March equinox than equal night and day.

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EarthSky News: Does the equinox sun rise due east and set due west?

The March 2021 equinox happens on March 20, 2021, at 09:37 Universal Time. That’s early morning … March 20 at 4:37 a.m. Central Daylight Time for us in the central U.S. Translate to your time zone.

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Patheos-Pagan: Simple Ostara Ritual

Ostara is one of my absolute favorite times of the year. There has always seemed to be something extra magical about the equinoxes for me. This is a fun way to celebrate with a simple Ostara ritual for both adults and children.

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Pagan Playlist: The Earth is our mother | | Ostara songs | | Beltane songs | | Wiccan Chants | | Bunny Lo

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Inner Journey: LAUGH!

“We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we’re happy because we laugh.”
— William James

Why laugh?

Laughter nourishes the soul and triggers joy. It’s a natural stress reliever. It stimulates the immune system and increases oxygen, stamina and our breathing capacity. Medical literature is full of reasons to laugh for the health of it.

Don’t rely upon your funny friends, favorite sit-com or jokes to tickle your funny bone — just laugh for the joy of it!

“Laughter is like the human body wagging its tail.”
— Anne Wilson Schaef

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

I have a special request to pass on to you, directly from the morning sun, herself; echoed by the clear blue sky, the earth under your feet, and the trees in your life who long for your presence.

From time to time, however sporadic or brief, they’d absolutely adore your undivided attention.

I’d want to know, so I thought you would, too.

Wood,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Sugar Cookies

Quick and easy sugar cookies! They are really good, plain or with candies in them. My friend uses chocolate mints on top, and they’re great!

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Daily Wisdom
March 19, 2021

Trees
Trees are the lungs of the earth. Just as we breathe oxygen into our lungs and exhale carbon dioxide, so trees breathe carbon dioxide into their leaves and exhale oxygen.”

-Helen Caldicott, If You Love this Planet (1992)


Reciprocity. There is a science to it. We’re here for a reason. Trees are here for a reason. We can learn from each other, grow with each other, help each other breathe!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

If you’re feeling vulnerable or in a vulnerable or fragile position, take half a step back and give yourself more breathing room. You’re actually doing fine, but if that’s not your perception then nothing will convince you otherwise. If you need a break or a little time off, see if you can arrange it, if only for a few hours. This is not a show of weakness. Take care of yourself.

astrology.com

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