Cat’s Morning Bits for May 10, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 10, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

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

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

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

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


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

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

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The Norse Gods: Freyja

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Spiritual Unite: CAN YOU FIX A KARMIC RELATIONSHIP?


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

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ThoughtCo: Create a Portable Altar Kit

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

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

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

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Daily Good: For Small Creatures Such as We

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

  • Democritus –

For Small Creatures Such as We

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

Be The Change

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

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Vetting Witchcraft Resources║Witchcraft 101

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

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

Read more….

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Treehugger: 17 Captivating Coconut Crab Facts

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

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Find the Keystone in Hercules

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

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

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

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Pagan Playlist: Oonagh • Ananau —

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Inner Journey: HOW DO YOU PLAY YOUR ROLES?

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

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

Same for anything else you might fake.

Smiling upon you with infinite affection,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Shawarma

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

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water

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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

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

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Daily Tarot: Strength

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 7, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 7, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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“Sweet April showers
Do spring May flowers.”

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

April 1 April Fools Day

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

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

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

April 17 Herbalist Day

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

April 22 Earth Day

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

April 30 Walprgis Night / Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

May 1 Beltane / May Day


Spirit Library: A New Direction is Forming (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Balance is central to where we are right now and maintaining balance is key to harnessing the incoming waves of energy. To truly sense and feel our way forward our balance must be sound and the four key aspects of…

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The Nymphs: The Beautiful and Young Minor Deities of Greek Mythology – Mythological Dictionary

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Spiritual Unite: 99 NUMBER MEANING – HEALING OF HUMANITY


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

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ThoughtCo: Magical Oils 101

Our ancestors used oils in ceremony and ritual hundreds and even thousands of years ago. Because many essential oils are still available, we can continue making our own blends today.

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MBG: How To Tell If You’re Accidentally “Spiritually Gaslighting” Yourself (Or Others)

You might be familiar with the terms “gaslighting” and “toxic positivity,” but if you’ve ever found yourself invalidating your own emotions in the name of spirituality, you may just be dealing with a lesser-discussed phenomenon: spiritual gaslighting.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Slowing Down

To slow down is to be taken into the soul of things.

  • Terry Tempest Williams –

Slowing Down

This meditative film brings us on a journey of slowing down so that we can understand the rhythms and the circles of life, in order to more fully connect with the big circle, “the slow breathing of the earth.” It reminds us to slow the pace of our lives, even for a few minutes at a time, so that we are able to feed the person inside. The wise narrators charge us to be aware of the phases of the moon and of what season it is, so that we can be present and in the moment as we create our lives. { read more }

Be The Change

The film says, “you have the right to invest in yourself.” What can you do today to invest in yourself in a way that helps you to slow into the rhythm of life?

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Today’s DIY: Craft With Me! : Beltane Special – Maypole Making

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Elephant Journal: How Oracle Cards Help me Heal in Times of Darkness.

Last year, I spontaneously bought myself a Christmas gift—an oracle card deck.
I’d never heard of these, but was intrigued when a call-to-action marketing email successfully triggered my FOMO­—oh no, time is running out for holiday shipping!? Click.

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Treehugger: 9 Interesting Facts About Wolves

Wolves and humans have a complicated relationship. We often vilify the “Big Bad Wolf” in fiction and real life, but we’re also consistently fascinated by these smart, social mammals, and we haven’t always clashed.

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EarthSky News: Use the Big Dipper to find the Little Dipper

So you say you can find the Big Dipper, but not the Little Dipper? This post is for you. Here’s the view northward on April evenings. At present the Big Dipper is high in the north during the evening hours. Notice the two outer stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper. These two stars – called Duhbe and Merak – always point to Polaris, the North Star. Find Polaris, and you can find the Little Dipper.

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Patheos-Pagan: Cats Can Teach Us Many Fantastic Spiritual and Personal Lessons

I am not saying cats are perfect (although cats are perfect). However, they have ways of dealing with the things they encounter in life that are different from how most humans are inclined to handle things.

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Pagan Playlist: Song For The Sacred Elements – Chenoa Egawa & Alex Turtle

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Inner Journey: RECOGNIZING ABUNDANCE

Acknowledging the good that is already in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”
— Eckhart Tolle

Where do you now experience abundance in your life?

If you are hard-pressed to find abundance in your finances or possessions, look to spiritual qualities. Do you experience abundance in a special relationship? In a quiet moment in a park? In a good laugh with a friend? The more you acknowledge abundancein your spirit, the richer your life will become.

“Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.”
— John Petit-Senn

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Of course you sometimes feel alone, confused, and frightened!

You come from an ancient spiritual family of the finest imaginable lineage, loved and respected by all.

They threw the happiest parties, knew the happiest souls, and lived in mansions of solid gold. They were so adored and respected throughout the cosmos that whatever they wanted, they received twelve times over.

You, however… Well, it’s like when it came time for your education and the furthering of your divine awareness, you just had to go far, far away. To the most remote little school ever heard of, deep within the jungles of time and space, called Earth.

Created quite the stir, you did. Until, of course, you began sending home postcards from the sleep state. Now, as you might have guessed, they toast your name every single night in total awe of your courage.

Me too.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Simple Parisian-Style Potato Salad

A simple and fresher version of potato salad that’s perfect for summer cookouts, picnics, or anytime you want a delicious side dish.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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

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Daily Wisdom
April 7, 2021

Fate
“Every human being is the artificer of his own fate – Events, circumstances, etc., have their origin in ourselves. They spring from seeds which we have sown.”

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)


We are more powerful, and more creative, than we realize. And our power doesn’t come from outside of us – it’s not from our position at work, or our wealth, or our supply of weapons. Those are just symbols, and they come and go. Our real power comes from within, from our faith, our determination, the inner strength that we have developed from our experiences. When we summon up this power we can achieve anything

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

This is one of those days when everything is up in the air and you doubt that you could do much even if you tried. Nonetheless, things can go well when some unexpected good luck comes your way. Your carefree attitude can attract some unexpected help to keep you going and to make things interesting if not fun. Uncertainty can be inspiring in its own way

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 2, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 2, 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: Free Yourself (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The energy of this past weekend’s Full Moon has us moving through a time of deep healing and release, which is enabling the clearing of the outdated and detrimental mental programming and thinking patterns of the past.

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Crow Stories: the Little People

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Spiritual Unite: SEEING 22 EVERYWHERE: MEANING OF THE NUMBER 22

Number 22 heralds the imminence of great things for its observer.

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ThoughtCo: Hestia, Greek Goddess of the Hearth

The Greek goddess Hestia watches over domesticity and the family, and was traditionally honored with the first offering at any sacrifice made in the home. On a public level, Hestia’s flame was never allowed to burn out. The local town hall served as a shrine for her—and any time a new settlement was formed, settlers would take a flame from their old village to the new one

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The Maidens Castle: The Faerie Hill of Clackmannanshire (Scottish Folklore)

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MBG: March 2021 Monthly Horoscope: What’s In The Stars For All Of Us?

The first couple of months of 2021 may have brought some hopeful moments (vaccine appointments, reunions with loved ones), but it’s all taken place against the backdrop of an unusual number of planets in “fixed” signs—the four most structured zodiac signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius

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Daily Good: Mary Oliver & The Witchery of Living

The witchery of living
is my whole conversation
with you, my darlings.
All I can tell you is what I know.

  • Mary Oliver –

Mary Oliver & The Witchery of Living

“Will the hungry ox stand in the field and not eat
of the sweet grass?
Will the owl bite off its own wings?
Will the lark forget to lift its body in the air or
forget to sing?
Will the rivers run upstream?

Behold, I say — behold
the reliability and the finery and the teachings
of this gritty earth gift.”

So begins this poem from Mary Oliver. It is a poem that bristles with imperatives, pointblank inquiries and penetrating insight. It is a poem large of heart and long of stride, that whisks the reader right into the enchanted thicket that is,’the witchery of living.’ Read it here. { read more }

Be The Change

What does this poem spark within you?
If you were to try to encapsulate the sum of all that you know of life, what would you say?

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Today’s DIY: Polymer Clay Goddess DIY #WItchCrafts

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Treehugger: 9 Wild Facts About the Woolly Mammoth

Woolly mammoths were the last in a long line of mammoth species. They lived during the Pleistocene and Holocene eras, which means they were still around when human beings first emerged on the planet.

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EarthSky News: Mercury’s greatest elongation Mar 6, 2021

Mercury, the solar system’s innermost planet, makes a close-knit conjunction with the king planet Jupiter on March 5, 2021, and then reaches its maximum elongation from the sun for the year on March 6, 2021. But don’t wait till then to start looking for these worlds. Starting early March, from around the world, Jupiter and Mercury snuggle up plenty close together on the sky’s dome, beneath the planet Saturn! The feature chart at top is for March 3, 2021, at North American mid-northern latitudes.

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Patheos-Pagan: Otherfaith Spirits: Aster Aira

For the past month or so I have been working with one of the spirits in the Otherfaith. This process involved journeying (or, as some call it, pathworking), journaling, contemplating his associations and symbols, and prayers and offerings. How I go about encountering and interacting with new/non-historical spirits is complex and beyond the scope of this article, though I hope to explain it someday.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Trismegistia – Hounds of Hekate (Official Pagan Music Video)

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Inner Journey: DISCOVER THE TREASURES INSIDE

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”
— Denis Waitley

Peace, joy, health and well-being can only be found inside us. They exist within us now, waiting to be discovered. Yet we tend to look to the outside world to satisfy our needs and longings.

Our outer life reflects back to us the way we think, feel and behave. The outer world is all effects. Go to the source inside for all of life’s treasures.

How are you searching for peace and contentment outside of yourself?

“The great Western disease is, ‘I’ll be happy when… When I get the money. When I get a BMW. When I get this job.’ Well, the reality is, you never get to when. The only way to find happiness is to understand that happiness is not out there. It’s in here. And happiness is not next week. It’s now.”
— Marshall Goldsmith

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Live your dreams now, to any degree that you can. With every purchase. Every decision. Every hello and goodbye. Every assignment. Every conversation. Every meal. Every morning, afternoon, and evening. And never, ever, ever look back.

Reframe every thought, word, and deed from the perspective of the person you’ve always dreamed you’d be, as if your life was already as you’ve always dreamed it would be.

Die to yesterday’s illusions and be reborn to the truth of your vision. And let’s just see if you can handle the torrent of treasures I send your way.

Your greatest admirer, biggest fan, and truest friend –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Aunt Kathy’s Irish Soda Bread

My aunt’s Irish soda bread which we all loved. Family from the County Cork.

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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 2, 2021

Longevity
“If there is one single secret to long life, that secret is moderation.”

-George Gallup (1901-1984)


It’s amazing how far good common sense gets us. Moderation is that middle path. It’s balance. We have a lot to balance in this life – our diets, our relationships, our workload, our checkbooks. When things are in balance then we are less stressed, we’re better able to cope with the little stuff that comes up. Moderation may take some maintenance, but maintenance is a lot easier to handle than repair.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

Indecision is not necessarily a bad thing, but taken to extremes it can make you pessimistic and defeatist. Take the time you need to make the choices you need but don’t get bogged down and grind to a halt. Take yourself in hand and refuse to feel helpless in the face of a challenging (or tempting) situation. Refuse to be rushed by anyone, too.

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 February 22, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 22, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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

February Events

Feb. 2: Imbolc/Candlemas and Groundhog Day

Feb. 5: World Animal Reiki Day

Feb. 7: Super Bowl Sunday

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

Feb. 12: Chinese New Year of the Ox

Feb. 14: Valentines Day

Feb. 15: Presidents Day and Lupercalia

Feb. 16 Mardi Gras

Feb. 18: Celtic Tree Month of Ash

Feb. 18: Sun enters Pisces

Feb. 19: National Caregivers Day

Feb. 20: Mercury goes DIRECT

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


Spirit Library: Get Clear with your Soul (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Many may wonder at one time or another why they have incarnated here at this particular time. What is the purpose? What are we here to do?

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Ep4 Tools of a Witch

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Spiritual Unite: MEANING OF SOUL URGE NUMBER 9

In a world controlled by numerology, different set of numbers are seen to have a great impact on peoples lives and such numbers provide a deeper understanding of lives.

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ThoughtCo: Artemis, Greek Goddess of the Hunt

Artemis is a daughter of Zeus conceived during a romp with the Titan Leto, according to the Homeric Hymns. She is the Greek goddess of both hunting and childbirth. Her twin brother is Apollo, and like him

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Patheos / New Visions: The Power of Semi-Positive Thinking

Say “I can,” instead of “I can’t.”
Think positive and positive things will happen!
Tell yourself: “Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.”
When you expect the best, you release a magnetic force which brings you the best.

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MBG: Astrologers Are Expecting Big Breakthroughs This Week (And A Side Of Romance)

According to this week’s horoscope by the AstroTwins, we can expect powerful breakthroughs and eye-opening epiphanies—with a side of romance.

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Today’s DIY: Winter Honey Lip Salve

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The Herbal Muse Damiana and Vanilla Cordial

Homemade vanilla cordial with damiana is a lovely introduction to using vanilla as a home herbal. While used widely as a flavoring agent and a perfume, vanilla’s other uses are largely overlooked.

Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia) is purported to sharpen the mind and strengthen memory (McBride, 2010). Vanillin, which is the primary chemical constituent in vanilla (Hoffmann, 2003), appears to have anti-cancer and anti-mutagenic action in cells, while other vanilla compounds show antioxidant activity (Shyamala, 2007). As a carminative, vanilla helps relax the digestive system and soothe upset caused by gas.

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Treehugger: The 15 Fastest Animals in the World

When it comes to agility, speed, and gracefulness, the creatures on this list of the fastest animals in the world are the best of the best — on land, in the air, and in the water.

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EarthSky News: Mercury-Saturn quasi-conjunction Feb 23, 2021

The bright planets Mercury and Saturn will meet up for a quasi-conjunction on February 23, 2021. Although both of these worlds shine as brilliantly as 1st-magnitude stars, and are almost equally bright, Mercury and Saturn might be hard to see with the eye alone in the glow of morning dawn. Look eastward as the predawn darkness is giving way to morning twilight, or roughly an hour or more before sunrise. Binoculars may be helpful.

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Patheos-Pagan: Moon Magick: What to do, When to do it!

The energies of the Moon have always held some sort of magick to us all. Whether it is the craziness of a Full Moon or the darkness of a New, it is hard to say that the phases of the moon do not affect us but how can we put that energy to use? Read on… for some clarity and useful tidbits.

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Pagan Playlist: Lindsey Stirling – Dragon Age

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Inner Journey: LEARN TO BE AWARE

“You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself.”
— Beryl Markham

Who am I? To answer this, we must first learn to become more aware of ourselves. To be aware, we must STOP and PAY ATTENTION! We need to STOP and objectively watch ourselves in action.

We live most of our lives by habit. These habits keep us stuck in patterns that limit our experience of life. Once we detect a pattern we were previously unconscious of, we can choose differently, if we want. With awareness comes choice and with choice, we gain freedom.

“To be authentic is literally to be your own author…, to discover your own native energies and desires, and then to find your own way of acting on them.”
— Warren G. Bennis

“Self-knowledge is the great power by which we comprehend and control our lives.”
— Vernon Howard

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

A great trick to getting what you want, fast, though one requiring a deep level of understanding, is “insistence.”

Not the kind, however, that expects “life” to behave a certain way, but the kind that expects you to behave a certain way.

Yours truly,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Three-Cheese Cauliflower Casserole

I made this cheesy cauliflower dish for dinner one night when my husband was gone. It was so good the boys and I ended up not eating anything else but the casserole! I used fat-free milk and cream cheese and it turned out great!

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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
February 22, 2021

Failure
“Failure is just another way to learn how to do something right.”

-Marian Wright Edelman, 1987


We tend to think of failure as such a negative. But it’s only a negative if we let it stop us. The other way of looking at failure is seeing it as one step closer to success! We learn from our trials and tribulations. And we take what we learn and grow from the experience – which makes us more prepared for success. It’s part of the process.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

Boredom could be a problem today, so put more energy into finishing what needs to get done before you decide to slow down or stop for the day. Once you’ve done the minimum required for the day, the rest of the time becomes yours to do with as you please. You don’t really mean to waste the rest of the day, but you don’t have to burn yourself out, either.

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 February 17, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 17, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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

February Events

Feb. 2: Imbolc/Candlemas and Groundhog Day

Feb. 5: World Animal Reiki Day

Feb. 7: Super Bowl Sunday

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

Feb. 12: Chinese New Year of the Ox

Feb. 14: Valentines Day

Feb. 15: Presidents Day and Lupercalia

Feb. 16 Mardi Gras

Feb. 18: Celtic Tree Month of Ash

Feb. 18: Sun enters Pisces

Feb. 19: National Caregivers Day

Feb. 20: Mercury goes DIRECT

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


Spirit Library:

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Spiritual Unite: MEANING OF SOUL URGE NUMBER 3

Soul urge number 3, just like other numbers in Numerology, is used in the study and understanding of the human life, behavior and characteristics. The number is able to tell ones vision in life,

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ThoughtCo: Daffodil Magic, Legends, and Folklore

Daffodils are bright sunny flowers which make their appearance right around the time of Ostara, the spring equinox, which falls around March 21 in the northern hemisphere

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Patheos / New Visions : Kinship

If you don’t know,
then ask the moon in the sky.
—Yuanwu

Trying to prove that all things
are connected is like piling up
snow in a silver bowl.

Read more….

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MBG: I Love Nature & My Life Changed When I Realized Nature Loved Me Back

Even if you don’t like to go camping or get irritated by bugs, I bet you can easily recall a time you fell in love with nature.

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

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Today’s DIY: Learn how to make an herbal balm / salve!

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Elephant Journal: How Doing Random Acts of Kindness can help us Cultivate Meaning, Purpose & Happiness

Random Acts of Kindness Day, which is February 17th in the northern hemisphere, was started in 1995 in the United States.
(The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is a nonprofit headquartered in Denver, Colorado).

Read more….

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Treehugger: Barred Owl Rescued from Fireplace
Cavity-nesting birds can get trapped in open chimneys, posts, and pipes.

A homeowner in Massachusetts had a surprising visitor come down the chimney … and it wasn’t Santa.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, Mars, Aldebaran Feb 17-19, 2021

These next three evenings – February 17, 18 and 19, 2021 – watch for the moon’s change of position day by day. The waxing crescent moon pairs up with the faint planet Uranus on February 17, flits by the red planet Mars on February 18, and then joins up with the red star Aldebaran on February 19

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Patheos-Pagan: A Quick Magickal Shower

You know what? I love a long ritual bath. Candles, flowers, glass of wine, soft music. Yep. All that sounds wonderful. Also a big fan of swimming in rivers, lakes, and oceans. Absolutely ADOOOORE soaking in a hot tub for well beyond the recommended twenty minutes

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt – Santiago (Dancing Gypsy).

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Inner Journey: LEARN TO LET GO

“To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.”
— Lao Tzu

How do we take something away? As we cultivate higher awareness, we begin to see just how much we have added things that really aren’t there to our picture of reality. Our beliefs, concepts and emotions all add layers of meaning to physical reality, but that meaning exists for us only – it has no objective existence. For example, the word ‘mother’ has a complicated network of meaning for each of us.

Become aware of how your beliefs and emotions colour your perception of different events in your life. See if you can begin to step out of your fabrications to experience the truth and spaciousness of what is.

“When guilt rears its ugly head confront it, discuss it and let it go. The past is over. … Forgive yourself and move on.”
— Bernie S. Siegel

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that you always have options.

That your power has remained intact.

And that everything, up until now, has just been practice for the really, really good stuff.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Authentic New Orleans Red Beans and Rice

Just like mom makes. I recommend cooking the day before you want to eat it. It is a time-consuming recipe and the taste gets even better after 24 hours in the refrigerator. For extra spice, add a splash of hot sauce.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air


Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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

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Daily Wisdom
February 17, 2021

The Universe
“The universe is represented in an atom, in a moment of time.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


I think I quote Emerson more than any other single person. I like the way he expresses himself so succinctly, yet so profoundly. Great scientists have said this same thing, it is the whole theme of the movie “What the Bleep Do We Know?” When you think of it this way, every atom is precious, every moment is precious.
-Lissa Coffey

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

Apply your basic practical good sense to the biggest and most serious of challenges and watch the problems wilt under your gaze. There’s nothing you can’t handle today if you can keep things uncomplicated and straightforward. Be calm but firm in your dealings and don’t allow others to add their petty complications to any of your efforts. Remember to be good to 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)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 8, 2021

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

February Events

Feb. 2: Imbolc/Candlemas and Groundhog Day

Feb. 5: World Animal Reiki Day

Feb. 7: Super Bowl Sunday

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

Feb. 12: Chinese New Year of the Ox

Feb. 14: Valentines Day

Feb. 15: Presidents Day and Lupercalia

Feb. 16 Mardi Gras

Feb. 18: Sun enters Pisces

Feb. 19: National Caregivers Day

Feb. 20: Mercury goes DIRECT

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


Spirit Library: Deep Inner Purification (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are all individually and collectively moving through a period of transition that is teaching us to live honestly and authentically. As a result, we are in a process of deep inner purification, which is eliminating any of the unnecessary or ineffectual energy we still carry

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Exploring Celtic Mythology: Rhiannon

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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: The Green Man, Spirit of the Forest

For our ancient ancestors, many spirits and deities were associated with nature, wildlife, and plant growth. After all, if you had just spent the winter starving and freezing, when spring arrived it was certainly time to give thanks to whatever spirits watched over your tribe

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Spirituality & Health: Meditation for Saying NO
BY JULIE PETERS


It might be the hardest thing you have to do on a daily basis. But saying no lets you say yes.

Listen Here.

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Patheos / New Visions: Where Will the Spiritual Path Take You?

Jack Kornfield tells the story of the late Buddhist monk Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche who was one day giving a talk at a lecture hall in Berkelely, California. The participants had paid $15 each to hear him speak and once the hall had filled, Trungpa asked them: “How many of you are just beginning your spiritual practice?”

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MBG: The Benefits Of Worry Stones & How To Clutch Them To De-Stress

Worry stones have been around for centuries—and for good reason. These compact rocks couldn’t be easier to keep on hand, ready to grab whenever worry should strike. They’re wonderful when you’re feeling stressed, soothing to the touch, and an excellent addition to your self-care routine. Curious to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about worry stones

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Daily Good: Invitations to Stillness: Japanese Gardens

He who distinguishes between the garden and practice cannot be said to have found the Way.

  • Muso Kokushi –

Invitations to Stillness: Japanese Gardens

“Every element in the Japanese garden from the shape of the pruned pine trees to the careful placement of stepping stones has intention and is specifically designed to cultivate nuanced awareness. The contrast between what is placed and what is left blank, brings to life a pictorial space that leaves room for our imagination. Symbolism and metaphor in the garden also offer powerful tools to help humans reconcile their own lives and relationships to both society and the larger forces of nature. The American garden scholar Kendall Brown argues that ‘The opportunity for direct engagement with nature is what makes all gardens compelling but, as Japanese gardens function so effectively as philosophical and physical microcosms, their power is even stronger.'” More in this lovely essay. { read more }

Be The Change

When have you felt your practice at its most vibrant? Reflect on what you attribute this to. What might further vivify your practice in this current time?

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Today’s DIY: Love Draw Sigil for Self Love – How to make a Magical Sigil – Magical Crafting, Witchcraft, Occult

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Elephant Journal: Learn your “Soul Astrology” for 2021.

With our world still being held tightly in the grasp of COVID-19, it might be interesting to know that in the ancient holistic healing modalities such as yoga therapy or Ayurveda, health was not merely understood as the absence of disease.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Observer’s challenge: Moon and morning planets on February 8, 9 and 10

On February 8, 9 and 10, 2021 – if you look east shortly before sunup – you’ll see the old moon going, going, almost gone as it heads into the sunrise glare. New moon will come on February 11. If you’re up for a big challenge, you can use the moon early this week to try finding the three morning planets: Venus, Jupiter and Saturn.

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Patheos-Pagan: Doorframe Spells For Protection, Love, Magic, & More

Most doorframes have a tiny ledge up high that’s perfect for hiding crystals and herbs. When your favorite magical correspondences are combined, elevated on a doorframe, and given an intention

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Pagan Playlist: Firebird’s Child – S.J.Tucker

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Inner Journey: IS YOUR EGO INVOLVED?

“There is no room for God in him who is full of himself.”
— Hasidic Saying

On the spiritual path, we must be diligent to discriminate whether we are acting from ego or from soul. If ego is in charge, what we do is self- referencing. At the deepest levels, we are motivated by our own self-interest. We’re looking out for ourselves more than for others.

Although soul works through individuals, its focus is on the needs of others and on service to humanity.

“Do not feed your ego and your problems, with your attention. … Slowly, surely, the ego will lose weight, until one fine day it will be nothing but a thin ghost of its former self. You will be able to see right through it, to the divine presence that shines in each of us.”
— Eknath Easwaran

“Why aren’t you happy? It’s because ninety-nine percent of everything you do, and think, and say, is for yourself — and there isn’t one.”
— Wu Wei Wu

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You’re always heard.

But just so you know, any prayers, comments, or musings that end in question marks, like “Can I?” “May I?” or “Will you?” are usually answered in question marks, like “Maybe?” “Sometimes?” or “Depends?”

Whereas those that end in “Thank you!” “Hallejulah!” or “Hubba-hubba!” are immediately fast-tracked.

Make a little “Boom!” –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cubano Pork Tenderloin

Came up with this when I happened to have deli ham and a pork tenderloin laying around. Choose a pan large enough for the tenderloin.

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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
February 8, 2021

Self-Determination
“We make ourselves up as we go.”

-Kate Green, 1983


Determination of the self sounds to me like defining ourselves. Life is a canvas, and we are the artist. Life is a song, and we write the lyrics. Life is a computer, and we are the programmer! There are dozens of analogies, but the outcome is the same. We create our lives. We determine our own destiny. Life is a journey, and we’re in the driver’s seat! So where do you want to go?

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

You may have made careful plans or scheduled everything to perfection, but there are too many variables today to allow most of your plans to play out. Things may come up, one after another, and make this a scattered day. This is temporary and probably will have little impact on tomorrow, so just flow with it best you can and don’t let the instability bother you

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. And 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/