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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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

Read more….

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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

Read more….

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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.

Read more….

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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.

Read more….

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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.

Read more….

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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

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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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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)
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Thought For The Day: March 19, 2021″ Welcome Spring!”

Happy Friday,

Tomorrow we welcome Spring with Ostara and the Spring Equinox. Maybe it’s just me but it sure feels like Spring took a long time to get here. I am so ready for a new beginning. Are you? Great! Let’s greet the new season with hope and optimism. Let’s plant things that will produce magic and miracles. Happy Spring!

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 18, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 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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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


Spirit Library: Freeing up your Energy (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Much of what has been surfacing recently is linked to the old mental programming and conditioning we adopted in childhood, which keeps us tied to childhood wounds and old emotions.

Read more….

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Celtic Tree Month of Alder or Ffearn (FAIR-n) runs from March 18th to April 14th.

Plant Information:

This tree is a member of the Birch family and is native to the British Isles, Europe and North America. Alders require a great quantity of water and can reach 65 feet or more if left to grow undisturbed.

Read more…..

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Spiritual Unite: The Meaning of Number 22


In numerology, two-digit numbers are reduced to a single digit, and that’s how numerology works. Double-digit numbers receive their essence from single digits or root numbers.

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ThoughtCo: 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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The Triple Moon Goddess || A Teaching on the Wiccan Goddess and Her Three Aspects

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MBG: Set Yourself Up For An Abundant Spring With These Feng Shui Rituals

Feng shui teaches us how to thrive in nature as well as connect to our own true nature. Every new season is an opportunity to shift into more joy, flow, and abundance. And after a long, dark winter, the shift into spring is always particularly inspiring.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Three More Weeds That Are Good to Eat

I love using that which others throw away. I am not sure if it is the frugal in me, or just the desire to help the planet survive mankind

Read more……

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Today’s DIY: 4 Fairy Garden Ideas

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Treehugger: Volunteers Rescue 2,500 Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles in Texas

More than 2,500 sea turtles have been rescued by volunteers on South Padre Island, Texas, after frigid temperatures have “cold stunned” them and made them vulnerable to hypothermia.

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EarthSky News: Fastest sunsets happen near equinoxes

Here’s a natural phenomenon you might never have imagined. That is, the sun actually rises and sets faster around the time of an equinox. In 2021, the vernal equinox falls on March 20 at 9:37 UTC; translate to your time zone. The fastest sunsets (and sunrises) happen at or near the equinoxes. And the slowest sunsets (and sunrises) happen at or near the solstices.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Spring Riot

The Spring Equinox. Ostara. The Rites of Spring. By any name, it is a celebration of those things we wish to grow, bursting forth as the barest promise of more to come; but that isn’t what I want to talk about today.

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Pagan Playlist: Karliene – The Last of the Giants

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Inner Journey: WHAT’S YOUR BEST ROUTINE?

“For all my good intentions, there are days when things go wrong or I fall into old habits. When things are not going well, when I’m grumpy or mad, I’ll realize that I’ve not been paying attention to my soul and I’ve not been following my best routine.”
— Robert Fulghum

How do you need to bring more balance to your life?

Robert Fulghum has shared, “The older I get, the more I realize the importance of exercising the various dimensions of my body, soul, mind and heart. Taken together, these aspects give me a sense of wholeness. I want to be a whole human being rather than one who limps on one leg because I don’t know how to use all of my parts. Intellectual, emotional, and physical activity are not separate entities. Rather, they are dimensions of the same human being.”

“There is an Indian Belief that everyone is in a house of four rooms: A physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but unless we go into every room everyday, even if only to keep it aired, we are not complete.”
— Rumer Godden

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

While you can’t ever go back and relive past glories, there are always better ones gathering.

Make way,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Irish Soda Bread Muffins

One bowl, mix, bake for 20 minutes, and you have tasty muffins.

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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
March 18, 2021

Trees
“When you look up from your typewriter, look at the trees, not the calendar.”

-Mary Virginia Micka, The Cazenovia Journal (1990)


That’s good advice for all of us these days! We’re on the computer so much. When we get a moment’s break, what do we do? If we can just take some time to re-connect with nature, to remember the beauty that surrounds us, we will be so much more natural and relaxed. There is a tree right outside my office window. It looks so calm, and it makes me feel calm to just sit and look out the window for awhile.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Save those creative, foot-loose and fancy-free activities for another day and focus on the nuts and bolts. If you’ve been putting off doing something necessary but not fun, knock it out now and then feel accomplished when finished. You can earn a lot of regard and admiration for this. You won’t be allowed to keep too low a profile, so just step up and do what’s important for today. You should encounter no resistance.

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 March 16, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 16, 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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Spirit Library: Allow the Integration to Settle (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are in the midst of a massive shift in how we access and utilise the incoming energies needed to create and manifest change. With this shift we will begin to feel stronger within ourselves and therefore more motivated to take action

Read more….

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Hera: The Queen of Gods – The Olympians #01 – Greek Mythology – See U in History

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Spiritual Unite: MEANING OF NUMBER 20 IN NUMEROLOGY


The numerology number 20 symbolises strength, awareness and sensitivity. People with this number are adept at perceiving emotions.

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ThoughtCo: Hold an Ostara Ritual for Solitaries

Ostara is a time of balance. It is a time of equal parts light and dark. At Mabon, we have this same balance, but the light is leaving us.

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Patheos / New Visions: The Blessing of the Ordinary

In a moment of exhaustion, my mind was too tired to keep weaving its web and my heart was too tired to keep the world at bay. In that sudden stillness, I realized that, as a patch of water when still will reveal the bottom of a lake

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MBG: You’ve Heard Of Déjà Vu—But What About Déjà Rêvé? Here’s What It Means

Have you ever been going about your day when you were suddenly struck by the somewhat strange sensation that you’d already dreamt the experience before?

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Today’s DIY: 5 Tips to Growing Lavender Perfectly No Matter Where You Live

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Elephant Journal: How Crystals can help Raise the Vibes in our Hearts & Homes.

I first started learning about energy and crystals while working as a RN years ago.
I was in my first year as a new nurse—feeling exhausted, unbalanced, and stressed out.

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Treehugger: 14 Photos That Show the Wonderful Diversity of Wading Birds

The charisma of wading birds is often overlooked or underestimated when it comes to the wide swath of singing birds, raptors and other engaging species. But those long-legged birds that mill about in marshes, mudflats and mangroves have so much to offer in diversity and sheer beauty.

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EarthSky News: Young moon after sunset March 14-16, 2021

These next several days – March 14, 15 and 16, 2021 – look westward after sunset to glimpse the young and slender moon adorning the evening twilight. You could possibly miss the moon at dusk March 14, because the pale whisker-thin crescent may not be bright enough to overcome the glow of evening twilight.

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Patheos-Pagan: Discordian Jubilees: Dr. Van Van Mojo and the Season of Discord

In keeping with the Law of Fives, and just to make life a little more difficult, the Discordian calendar is comprised of five seasons of 73 days each (7+3=10; 10/2=5; Hail Eris!), with a Holyday [sic] on every 5th and 50th day. March 19 marks the fifth day of the Season of Discord, which means it’s Mojoday, the feast of the Apostle Doctor Van Van Mojo.

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Pagan Playlist: Sabbat Damh the Bard

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Inner Journey: THE FACE IN THE MIRROR

“Our inability to see beauty doesn’t suggest in the slightest that beauty is not there. Rather, it suggests that we are not looking carefully enough or with broad enough perspective to see the beauty.”
— Rabbi Harold Kushner

Who are you? You can gaze at your reflection in a mirror but you’re not likely to see your true likeness. You are beautiful, unique, perfect. Do you see that?

The world needs you to see how whole and complete you are — now. Can you begin to own your divinity? The world needs you to know who you really are so you can be the mirror for others.

“The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing.”
— John Muir

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A Note from the Universe

Right now from worlds far away, as you read these very words, you’re being watched, every word you speak is being recorded, and every step you take is being traced.

Talk about fan clubs.

Must be nice,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Gerry’s Easy Irish Stew

This is a super simple and delicious Irish stew recipe which is perfect on a Sunday…and it’ll make your house smell delightful 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

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
March 16, 2021

Trees
“She had so deep a kinship with the trees, so intuitive a sympathy with leaf and flower, that it seemed as if the blood in her veins was not slow-moving human blood, but volatile sap.”

-Mary Webb, Gone to Earth (1917)


Some people have this innate connection with the plant world. I guess those would be the same people who have “green thumbs.” There is a definite communication that goes on between plants and animals, whether we are aware of it or not. We can find peace in nature. We can find ourselves in that peace

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

You may be dealing with people who feel inferior or weaker than you, so take care to not run over anyone. Equally, they do not have to serve as an excuse for you to go slower or do less than you know is necessary. Be firm but not too firm, determined but not too determined. Get a lot of good work done

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 March 15, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 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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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


Spirit Library: The Exquisite Beauty of Ordinary Things (a message from Cheryl Richardson)

I just finished a zoom gathering with three girlfriends I’ve known for more than thirty years. We make a point of seeing each other now and then to reconnect and catch up on our lives.

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Athena the Goddess of Wisdom: Best Myths – Greek Mythology – See U in History

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Spiritual Unite: NUMBER 60 MEANING – NURTURE THE YOUNG
The number 60, meaning derives from its numerological essence and other factors to do with its numerology analysis.

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ThoughtCo: Set Up an Ostara Altar in the Pagan Tradition

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.

Read more….

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Spirituality & Health: 3 Myths About Kindness

Being kind isn’t about being nice—it’s a superpower and it matters. Consider this a case in defense of kindness.

Read more….

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MBG: Your Horoscope Is In & This Week Is All About New Beginnings

The magic’s in the handwritten haikus starting Monday, March 15, as wordsmith Mercury swings into poetic Pisces.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Blowing Open the Dusty Windows of Perception

not so much looking for the shape
as being available
to any shape that may be
summoning itself
through me
from the self not mine but ours.

  • A.R. Ammons –

Blowing Open the Dusty Windows of Perception

“Certain places — like where springwater falls over a slickrock ledge, sculpting the land of canyons, or where steam bubbles from dark cauldrons in Yellowstone while bison hunker nearby –have a power to radically alter my state of consciousness, such that suddenly my bodymind re-members the most expansive thoughts, ecstatic feelings, deepest mysteries, or the biggest cosmic questions of my life. It’s almost as if I get something like a ‘contact high’ from the land.” { read more }

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Sex Magic, Glamours & Personal Power with Kink || Over Tea with Gabriela Herstik

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Elephant Journal: This is what Self-Care Really Is.

Self-care isn’t just yoga, bubble baths, and going to the spa.
Self-care is saying no.

Self-care is having difficult conversations.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 13 Curious Types of Crabs

While crabs may give beach-goers the creeps, some of the species on the list below are sure to pull at your heartstrings.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Young moon after sunset Mar 14-16, 2021

These next several days – March 14, 15 and 16, 2021 – look westward after sunset to glimpse the young and slender moon adorning the evening twilight

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Celebrating Spring Flowers While Taking A Walk

One of the nicest things about Spring in Michigan is the ability to take a walk as the days warm. Blue skies and sunshine do a lot to cheer the heart. And one thing I love to do when I’m outside is looking for the Spring wildflowers as they begin to make an appearance.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Magic Fantasy Music – The Last of Her Kind ( Epic Emotional )

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Inner Journey: WHO SETS THE STANDARDS YOU LIVE BY?

“If I get to pick what I want to do, then it’s play… if someone else tells me that I have to do it, then it’s work.”
— Patricia Nourot

Are you continually struggling to accomplish what is expected of you? If so, stop to think for a moment: who holds those expectations?

Perhaps you’re trying to meet the expectations of a parent or a teacher or other authority figures who may be long gone from your life. But many of us toil under the critical eyes of a vague ‘somebody’ who always judges that we’ve never done enough or done things well enough. Who is this phantom judge? And do we need to care about what they think any longer?

We find both our own power and happiness when we begin to set our own standards around what has heart and meaning for us.

“Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever.”
— Nancy Lopez

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Wouldn’t you love it if there were only 3 reasons that anything ever happened in time and space?

  1. Because I love you…
  2. Because you love them…
  3. Because they love you…

Yeah, that was a trick question. There are only 3 reasons that anything ever happens.

I love you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Make Your Weeknight a Little Sweeter With Our 10 Best Dump Cake Recipes

One of the baking world’s greatest innovations, dump cakes are pure home-baked comfort without the effort.

Read more….

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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
March 15, 2021

Trees
“Every time I meet a tree, if I am truly awake, I stand in awe before it. I listen to its voice, a silent sermon moving me to the depths, touching my heart, and stirring up within my soul a yearning to give my all.”

-Macrina Wiederkehr, A Tree Full of Angels (1988)


I can pretty safely guess that we’ve all seen a tree or two in our time. But can we say we’ve actually met a tree? Trees are incredibly beautiful living beings. We can learn so much from their inherent wisdom. My teacher, Louise Taylor, taught me that spirituality is like the trunk of a tree. From there strong branches can grow, our career, health, relationships and everything else. But if we get caught out on a limb, we become off balance. Our spirituality is our strength, our core.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

You command a lot of attention today and you may be surprised by some of the people who want to be with you. If not normally popular, today could be a bit over the top. You could be surprised by some of the requests and favors that come your way. People perceive you as powerful, so you may as well play the part, within reason.

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 March 11, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 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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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


Spirit Library: The Magic of Potentiality (a message from Kate Spreckley

The incoming cosmic energies will continue to move us forward fueling our need for progress in all areas of our lives. At the same time, we are in a phase of resolution which requires us to accept and trust the journey we are on.

Read more….

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Otter Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle – Totem Animal, Power Animal – Magical Crafting

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Spiritual Unite: MEANING OF NUMBER 15 IN NUMEROLOGY

Family, curiosity, idealism, harmony, and exploration are some of the many qualities of number 15. Number 15 numerology defines it as a number of harmony and family.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Crafts for the Ostara Sabbat

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

Read more….

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MBG: Heads Up: This New Moon Will Be Extra Emotional, According To Astrologers

New moons are the perfect time to begin a new cycle, set intentions, or start a big project—and we’ve got one just around the corner on March 13. And from an astrological perspective, this particular new moon might feel like an especially emotional one. Here’s why, plus how to roll with it:

Read more….

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Herbal Musings: Mugwort: Herbal Liniment Recipe

Mugwort is mildly invigorating to the nervous system, reducing tension related to fatigue and increasing circulation in the nerves and muscles (Wood, 2008). This works internally and topically too! In Medicine of the Earth, author Susanne Fischer-Rizzi (1996) says, “After a strenuous hike or a long day on one’s feet, a mugwort foot bath will relax and invigorate tired legs and feet” (Fischer-Rizzi).

Read more…..

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THE FANTASY ART OF EDMUND DULAC

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Treehugger: 15 Remarkable Red Panda Facts

Adorable, fuzzy, and about the size of a house cat, red pandas are endemic to the high forests of the Eastern Himalayas.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: A tangle of stars in Berenices’ Hair

A faraway cluster of stars known the Coma star cluster requires a dark sky to be seen. It is in the constellation Coma Berenices – also known as Berenice’s Hair – and it’s an open star cluster, a loose collection of stars held together by gravity. If you can’t spot this wispy and gossamery group of stars with the unaided eye, try binoculars.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Rebecca Buchanan: A Talk with a Pagan Fairy Tale Author

[Here, we sit down for an interview with Rebecca Buchanan. A Pagan Fairy Tale, Fantasy and Romance Author, Rebecca Buchanan here discusses her passion for Fairy Tales, writing, and what upcoming projects to watch out for.]

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Zergna – The Path to Valhalla (Viking Song)

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Inner Journey: BE TRUE TO YOURSELF

“In the final analysis, we count for something only because of the essential we embody, and if we do not embody that, life is wasted.”
— C.G. Jung

Where are you not being true to yourself?

All blocks arise when we’re not being authentic, when we’re not being true to ourselves. We know we’re not being authentic when we feel discomfort of any kind.

When our thoughts, feelings and actions align with our essence, we express the qualities of soul. Always trust that your soul knows what’s best for you.

Believe in yourself and act on your ideas. Give yourself permission to do what you want with your life. Take the initiative to set meaningful goals for yourself and achieve them. Begin to tell yourself why you CAN have what you want!

“A true knowledge of ourselves is knowledge of our power.”
— Mark Rutherford

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Each blossom still blooms in its field; each child still clutches your hand; each friend still lingers in your heart.

And that, dear, is where time goes.

Forever young,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Quick and Easy Brownies

Takes about 45 minutes 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
March 11, 2021

Women and Men
“My research suggests that men and women may speak different languages that they assume are the same, using similar words to encode disparate experiences of self and social relationships. Because these languages share an overlapping moral vocabulary, they contain a propensity for systematic mistranslation.”

-Carol Gilligan, In a Different Voice (1982)


Communication. Ask any relationship expert and they will tell you that the major issue between men and women is communication. But this is true in just about any relationship. Parents and teenagers, employers and employees, teachers and students. We need to really listen, to make sure that we understand and are understood.

-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 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 10, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 10, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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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


Spirit Library: Unpredictable Course Corrections (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Life feels pretty unstable in these times as the ebb and flow of the incoming energies continues to shift timelines creating unpredictable course corrections.

Read more….

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Low-Cost Witchcraft Tools(That You Probably Already Have!)

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Spirituality & Health: Hone Your Energy Healing With Deeper Intention

Moving toward a more granular intention for an energy healing session.

Q. My energy healer always tells me that she’s doing my session with the intention of bring healing for my ‘highest possible good’. Is there a more specific and powerful way to work with energy?

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Ostara Rites and Rituals

Ostara, the spring equinox, falls around March 21 in the northern hemisphere. It is a season of balance, when the light is equal to the darkness. This is a great time to celebrate the rebirth of the soil and the land

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Top Herbal Remedies for Pain

With anywhere from 11% to 40% of adults suffering from chronic pain, it is little wonder that people are seeking a variety of alternative forms of pain relief. Some of these pain relief methods are through herbal remedies and time-tested herbal formulas. Here are some of the top herbal pain relief options available today.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Top Tips for Spring Foraging

Spring is a time for rebirth. A call to leave the darkness of winter behind and head outside for sunshine and longer days. The shift from winter to spring happens quickly, providing the baseline truth in the phrase “spring has sprung”.

Read more….

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Patheos New Visions: Thinking She was Lost

She was standing in the aisle as the train bumped along the Hudson. She was looking in her bag, as if she’d lost something important.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: DIY Spring & Ostara decorations & Makeover

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Treehugger: 10 Quirky Animals of the Steppe

The steppe, sometimes called the grasslands or prairie, is one of Earth’s major biomes. Found in North and South American and parts of Asia and Australia, steppes are subject to extremes of heat, cold, wind, rain, and wildfire — and steppe animals are adapted to survive in almost any weather

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Summer Triangle, signpost for all seasons

On these March mornings before sunup, look for the Summer Triangle. It’s not summer for our northern temperate latitudes, but the three brilliant stars of the Summer Triangle – Vega, Deneb and Altair – are visible now in the eastern predawn/dawn sky. These three stars are bright 1st-magnitude stars.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Simple Witchery: Trust Your Intuition

Goddess worship notwithstanding, the very essence of witchcraft is based in intuition. The power we seek lies within, and the more attuned we become to our own inner knowing, the better our results in crafting will be.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Eivør – Í Tokuni (Official Music Video)

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Inner Journey: MAKE FRIENDS WITH TIME

“We race to win, but at what price? Driven by the threat of time, we wonder why we feel so empty at the end of action-filled days.”
— Diana Hunt

Do you fly through each day with your eyes always on the clock? In western cultures, we’ve been taught that we need to impose our own order on life. As a result, we think we need to control every aspect of our day.

How might you enter into a new relationship with time? How might you take back the power you’ve given to the clock?

This is the time of your life. How are you spending it?

“When busyness is the measure of time, no matter how much time exists it is never enough.”
— Diana Hunt

higherawareness.com

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Today’s Recipe: Wilted Spinach

Delicious wilted spinach with a simple Mediterranean dressing.

Read more….

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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 Tarot: The Lovers

The world may seem to be working overtime to baffle or confuse you, but you don’t have to take the bait. If you’re offered something that seems too perfectly tailored to your tastes or desires, it’s OK to be graciously skeptical. You can appear cautious rather than distrustful. Keep things simple today and minimize getting upset by torn or unsettled feelings.

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 March 8, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 8, 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


Spirit Library: Unfamiliar Directions (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are in the midst of some incredible shifts which are readjusting and recalibrating the energetic structures of our being. A new level of expanded consciousness is being integrated and grounded within the cellular structures of our physical form and our physical reality

Read more….

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Bath & Shower Magick

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Spiritual Unite: 1818 NUMBER MEANING – SECURITY AND PEACE OF MIND

Are you looking for the 1818 number meaning in numerology?

When this number presents itself to you through synchronicity, it is offering guidance through your higher self.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: 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,”

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: The Ego

The ego was created to perceive and interact with the “physical” world – just like the eye was created to help us perceive and navigate the physical world.

Read more….

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MBG: 9 Different Types Of Fire Dreams & What They Could Mean, From An Expert

Dreams can offer us an intimate peek into our subconscious—when we know how to interpret them.

So, what does it say about you if you’re dreaming about things going up in flames?

Read more….

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MBG; This Week’s Rare Astrology Forecast Holds A Bizarre Surprise

This week brings two rare astrological transits our way—each one potentially groundbreaking in its own right. Here’s what to know.

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: Ostara Watercolor Greeting Card Set, Magical Crafting, Witchcraft, Spring Equinox, Wheel of the Year

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Treehugger: 10 Bizarre Deep Sea Creatures

The dark, cold, high-pressure environment of the deep ocean has created a diversity of marine life with little resemblance to the shallower animals we are much more familiar with

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon and 3 planets at dawn March 8-10, 2021

In the predawn/dawn sky on March 8, 9 and 10, 2021, let the old moon serve as your guide to the three morning planets: Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn. On March 8 and 9, the lit side of the waning crescent moon points right at this line-up of planets.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Serenity Jar Spell: For Separation From Worries

There are times when we can use magic to effect change in the world, and there are times when all the magic in the world won’t change anything.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt Never-ending Road

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Inner Journey: RESPONSIBILITY BRINGS POWER

“To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.”
— Gail Sheehy

What holds you back from being all that you are?

In your journal, list at least 5 things that hold you back.

Now review your answers. Have you blamed people or factors outside of yourself?

It’s important to understand that ALL obstructions are rooted in our internal blocks. Even the problems that appear to be outside of us are only reflecting back to us problems we have inside. Once we address our inner issues, the outer problems disappear.

Be personally accountable for everything in your life and watch your perspectives shift. We claim our power when we accept responsibility for our lives.

“Conscious evolution begins as we take responsibility for clearing our own obstructions.”
— Dan Millman

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Very often, when tides start turning, great gears start shifting, and gusting winds start blowing at the onset of a really wonderful dream’s alignment with your present life, there is commotion, unpredictability, even turmoil.

So, hey, let’s always assume that’s the case whenever you experience commotion, unpredictability, even turmoil. K?

Whhh-hhh-hh-h-h-h-ish-

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Almond Ricotta Cake

Perfect for Easter, this Italian almond ricotta cake is made with almond flour and ricotta and is naturally gluten free

Read more….

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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
March 8, 2021

Women and Men
“I object to anything that divides the two sexes. My main point is this: human development has now reached a point at which sexual difference has become a thing of altogether minor importance. We make too much of it; we are men and women in the second place, human beings in the first.”

-Olive Shreiner (1884)


The “battle of the sexes” was an issue back in the 1800’s and we’re still talking about it today. Clearly, there is a difference between men and women. But maybe we’ve come to the point where we can understand that our similarities far outweigh our differences. Rather than look at what divides us, let’s look at what binds us. We aren’t Martians and Venusians, we’re here together on the same planet.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Judgement

It may be a busy, perhaps chaotic, day but underneath it all will be a prevailing sense of good will. Judgement tells you that people will wish you well and want to help you, no matter how much work they create for you. You may enjoy a cheerful outlook, too, that will last all day and make you productive and popular. Enjoy some good times with people today.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 5, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 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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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


Spirit Library: Accept & Appreciate (a message from Kate Spreckley)

So far much of this year has held an unsettling and disturbing energy, which has made it difficult to find the calm within. Issues of uncertainty and self-doubt have clouded our ability to see a broader perspective of our life and the underlying purpose of what we are currently experiencing

Read more….

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POWERFUL Root Chakra Activation and Balancing (15 minute meditation)

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF NUMBER 100

When we go through our spiritual journey, numbers are essential.

They are not relevant in a mathematical sense; instead, their spiritual messages provide us the knowledge to help us in our spiritual journey.

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ThoughtCo: Set Up an Ostara Altar in the Pagan Tradition

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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Spirituality & Health: 16 Affirmations for Surrender and Trust

Stuck and disappointed? Affirmations for surrender and trust can help get you through

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MBG: Leave Negativity At The Door With These Sacred Home Cleanses

If you don’t view your home as a sacred space, you may be experiencing some serious chaos in your life. Keeping your home clean and pure is not merely a physical act; it is a spiritual discipline that teaches you how to maintain divine order in your life.

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Herbal Musings: Herbal Throat Gargle Recipe: Triphala, Turmeric & Licorice

One of the great things about this simple herbal throat gargle is that all its ingredients have multiple uses. So, if you keep these herbs in your travel kit, you may be able to use them for other purposes in addition to a throat gargle.

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Today’s DIY: Wreath for Ostara – Celebrate Ostara, Ostara Altar, Wheel of the Year, Magical Crafting – Witchcraft

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Elephant Journal: 7 Buddhist Thoughts to Help Reduce our Anxiety.

Anxiety is uncomfortable.
I was oblivious to the symptoms for the greater part of my life. It was not until a few years back that my trouble sleeping, agitation, and excessive worrying started to make sense: I suffer from anxiety.

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Treehugger: 10 Bizarre Deep Sea Creatures

The dark, cold, high-pressure environment of the deep ocean has created a diversity of marine life with little resemblance to the shallower animals we are much more familiar with.

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EarthSky News: Use Big Dipper to find North Star

People are always asking how to find Polaris, the North Star. It’s easy! Drawing a line through the two outer stars of the bowl of the Big Dipper faithfully points to Polaris.

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Patheos-Pagan: Discovering Your Spiritual Allies

The truth is that we all have many spiritual allies. These may come in the form of deities, ancestors, fae, land spirits, animals, plants, or something else. Some of them will come into our lives for just a moment, even for just a single message

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Pagan Playlist: Earth My Body

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Inner Journey: NOTHING NEEDS TO BE FIXED

“If you are ready to accept all which you find in yourself, you will be able to move through everything with deep sensitivity, awareness, love and understanding.”
— Gerd Ziegler

As we understand it, the spiritual journey is not about becoming perfect. It’s about acceptance, releasing judgment, and embracing everything in wholeness.

This is a great challenge for our personality. We’ve grown up comparing ourselves to others, always judging how we’re better and worse than those around us. And many of us are very good at finding fault with ourselves.

If we release judgment, then nothing needs to be fixed — including you. Explore inviting your soul to help you accept all that is and experience a whole new way of living.

“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

A tip on Legend Making:

Instead of waiting for something better, create it.

Keep the change,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Best of the Best Blueberry Muffins

Big Blueberry muffins with a crusty sugar topping. A recipe I got from my Grandma. The blueberries and the sweet batter are fabulous together. Favorites of all who have tried them. Quick and easy, made with few ingredients. Remember to use paper liners!

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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
March 5, 2021

Longevity
“The brain is the organ of longevity.”

-George Alban Sacher (1917- 1981)


Longevity here means not only length of life, but vitality, too, both health and happiness-wise. Why is longevity important? Because the more time we have here on earth, the more opportunity we have to learn and to grow. That’s what we’re here for. That’s what it’s all about. So we might as well make the most of the years that we have, get it all in!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

Be organized, stick to your personal routine, and don’t gloss over any steps if you want to get the results you have in mind. This could be a day better for practice than for performance. Do your best, be forgiving of yourself about any minor slip-ups, and have no regrets. You know what you’re already good at, so focus on that and glide through the day.

astrology.com

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