Cat’s Morning Bits for August 25, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 25, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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Senate honored Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor, by changing the name of their month “Sextilis” to “Augustus.” Middle English speakers inherited the name of the month of August, but it wasn’t until the mid-1600s that “august” came to be used generically in English, more or less as “augustus” was in Latin, to refer to someone with imperial qualities.

merriam-webster.com

August Events:

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 8 New Moon at 6:50 am PST/ 7:50 am MST/ 9:50 am EST

Aug 22 Full Corn Moon at 5:01 PST/ 6:01 am MST/ 8:01 am EST


Spirit Library: Mystical Space (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are still in this mystical space between the old and the new which requires a profound willingness to let go of the past and any attachments we have to future outcomes. Currently, we are being urged to dive deeply into this space and rediscover the truth of who we are, to reconcile the past and recognise that all that we have endured has led us to this place where true mastery of self is possible.

Read more….

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

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Spiritual Unite: WHICH OF THESE SOULMATE DREAMS SIGNS ARE YOU NOTICING?
There are times when soul mate dreams signs occur, it could be we dream about our soul mate for many different reasons under various situations.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Amber as a Healing Tool

Although amber is classified among healing crystals and gemstones, it is not, in fact, an actual gemstone. It is actually a fossilized resin. The hardening process happens over a course of millions of years. If you own a chunk of amber its age ranges between 30 to 90 million years old

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: Spiritual Fluency
MARK NEPO

Our utter devotion to whatever is before us reveals the nearest detail as a doorway to the Infinite Latticework that holds the Universe together.

Read more….

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MBG: A Nature Writing Practice To Connect You To Your Divine Feminine

Just a few weeks ago, a climate report from scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned us that the world will likely reach its 1.5 degrees Celsius warming threshold within the next 20 years. And like me, I’m sure that left you with a lot to feel. Anger, fear, deep sadness—all reasonable. But mostly I find myself wondering, how did we really get here?

Read more….

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Spirituality & Health: 14 Affirmations for Processing Anger

Anger can grant us tremendous strength but can become destructive, too. Here are affirmations for acknowledging anger, moving through it, and releasing it.

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Tales from 90s Witchcraft: Craft Generations

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Elephant Journal: 9 Crystals every Single Woman needs in her Bedroom

There is nothing worse than being hit by a dreaded dry spell.
If you’ve been living the single life, then surviving these lockdowns alone has been hard enough. Add in a bit of lack in the sack, and you might be feeling really frustrated.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 10 Surreal Bryce Canyon National Park Facts

Southwestern Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park is famous for its bright pillars of orange-toned rock formations, which appear to shoot out of the earth from all corners of the horseshoe-shaped landscape

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Here Are 2 Ways To Find The Andromeda Galaxy

Take a night to drive to a dark sky and find the glorious Andromeda galaxy. It’s the great spiral galaxy next door to our Milky Way and the most distant object you can see with your eye alone. It’s best seen in the evening at this time of year. Most people find the galaxy by star-hopping from the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen. It’s a very noticeable M- or W-shaped pattern on the sky’s dome. You can also find the Andromeda galaxy by star-hopping from the star Alpheratz in the Great Square of Pegasus. Both methods will lead you to the galaxy. See the charts below

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Magickal Trinkets to Make for Your Home
ALURA ROSE

Rainy summer days or late cool nights are always perfect for magickal crafting opportunities. This post contains some projects that are quick and easy ideas to create some magickal intentions for your home.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: THE LOOM – ANILAH

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Inner Journey: TRUST YOURSELF

“I never know what the next lesson is going to be, because we’re not supposed to know; we’re supposed to trust ourselves to discover it.”
— Melody Beattie

How deeply do you trust your own guidance?

Always trust that you know what’s best for you. To move forward in your life, gather information from the ‘experts,’ consider how their advice relates to your situation and then act only on what feels right for you. What does your whole being (mind, body and soul) say ‘Yes!’ to?

You are the only expert for your own life.

“I trust so much in the power of the heart and the soul; I know that the answer to what we need to do next is in our own hearts. All we have to do is listen, then take that one step further and trust what we hear. We will be taught what we need to learn.”
— Melody Beattie

“Ultimately, we must learn to trust ourselves. When we do this intimately and intelligently, the world opens full of meaning before us. We find that we ourselves are the doorway to a fathomless understanding of the source of life itself. We need only to learn to walk through it.”
— James Thornton

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

A little known secret concerning life in the jungles of time and space is that however far you reach, you will go farther. However great your dreams, they will be grander. And however much you love, you will be loved much more.

We call it the Law of Increasing Returns.

Love you much more,

The Universe

tut.com

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The Kitchen Witch Cook Book: Money, Abundance, & Love Apple Chips Recipe!

This is a recipe I utilize for manifesting money, abundance, and love. I find it works best to choose one of these intentions and truly focus on it while making them, but its totally up to you.

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 Wisdom
August 25, 2021

Eyes
“So shall we come to look at the world with new eyes.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


New eyes, a fresh perspective, an improved outlook. Think of all of the ways that we describe clarity. Clarity is used here as in seeing more clearly, or understanding more deeply. Seeing with that inner vision, the mind’s eye, is important for our learning and growth.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

Your emotions and instincts are working overtime today and this can distract you from doing the simplest of things. Whatever difficulties you encounter today – and they should be small ones – you will create more problems for yourself by being too psychically overactive. If someone is preoccupied with you and wishing you to have a rough day, you’ll know it but maybe not know who it is.

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 August 19, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 19, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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Senate honored Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor, by changing the name of their month “Sextilis” to “Augustus.” Middle English speakers inherited the name of the month of August, but it wasn’t until the mid-1600s that “august” came to be used generically in English, more or less as “augustus” was in Latin, to refer to someone with imperial qualities.

merriam-webster.com

August Events:

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 8 New Moon at 6:50 am PST/ 7:50 am MST/ 9:50 am EST

Aug 22 Full Corn Moon at 5:01 PST/ 6:01 am MST/ 8:01 am EST


Spirit Library: Loosen Your Grip (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In these times of transformation, we are coming to recognise that everything changes. What we have known to be true shifts as our perspective expands and we begin to understand the deeper meaning that lies behind our experiences, our challenges and the difficulties we face and have faced.

Read more….

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A Look Inside my Journals – Grimoire and Book of Shadow Flip Through – Magical Crafting Books

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Spiritual Unite: THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF RABBITS: SYMBOLISM


A rabbit is a type of animal that can be found in gardens, forests, and just about anywhere else. They are one of the most popular animals on earth and have many interesting meanings behind them.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Can Healing Pendulums Be Worn as Jewelry?

Any pendulums that have been dedicated to the service of healing are best not worn as decorative jewelry. If your pendulum is made from gemstones, just know that crystal energies can be too overwhelming to comfortably wear next to your body

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: Listening to Sacred Stillness: Exploring the Stillness Within Us
GREG RICHARDSON

It is becoming harder and harder to find stillness to explore in the world around us. Our lives seem to be immersed in evermore complicated layers of news and information.

Read more….

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MBG: How To Do The Lion’s Breath For Enhanced Energy & Communication

Yoga involves so much more than just the physical poses, and pranayama (yogic breathing practices) is another facet of a complete yoga practice. Just as each physical pose (or “asana”) has different benefits, the different breathing techniques you’ll come across have their own benefits, too.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Polymer Clay Spellbook Pendant Tutorial | Pagan/Wiccan Crafts

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Elephant Journal: 3 Feng Shui No-Nos: A Step Closer to a more Balanced Life

Feng Shui is a healing art that provides a system to move our stuff with intention and see changes come about.


Feng Shui translates to wind water (Feng=wind, Shui=water); just as the wind causes the water to move in our natural environment, our intention and placement also move energy in our spaces and lives.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Elephants Don’t Just Trumpet—They Also Squeak
Asian elephants press their lips together and buzz them.

Ask a child what noise an elephant makes and they’ll no doubt lift an arm like a trunk and make a trumpeting sound. But it’s not the only sound these massive animals make. They also squeak.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: 2021’S Closest Planetary Conjunction Is August 19

The closest conjunction of two planets for 2021 happens on August 19 at 04:10 UTC. Depending on where you live worldwide, Mercury and Mars will appear at their closest on the sky’s dome at evening dusk on either August 18 or August 19. They are exceedingly low in the west after sunset. Look first for dazzling Venus, the sky’s brightest planet, above the sunset point. Then, as twilight deepens, search for these two embracing worlds beneath Venus, and close to the horizon.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Salt City Pagan: Dust Yourself Off and Try Again
TYSON CHASE

I had an entirely different article prepared for this week, and then I took some time off. I couldn’t bring myself to post my original article, and luckily I had some assistance from a helpful person.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Ayla Schafer ⋄ Silent Voices

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Inner Journey:

GIVING CHOICE

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

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Do you think it would be as much fun if you could trade some of the happiest days of your life for not having to experience some of the saddest?

Do you think it would be as much fun if you could guarantee that some of your dreams would come true, by forgoing others?

How about if only your “good” thoughts became things?

Or… would you still want it all?

I knew it! You take after me.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chocolate Wave Zucchini Bread

This bread is moist and chocolaty, with a neat layered look.

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
August 19, 2021

Waiting
“All good abides with him who waiteth wisely.”

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)


This scenario is familiar. Have you ever been in a long line, and the person serving customers is just doing the best that they can. Maybe the place is understaffed, or unexpectedly busy. There always seems to be someone who complains, who is impatient, and who makes the experience more aggravating for everyone around. And then there’s the kind-hearted person who uses the time to chat with the other people in line, who steps up and smiles and thanks the person doing the work. That person makes the experience much more pleasant! Next time you’re in line, observe. And choose to wait wisely!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

It may be hard to be serious and stick to those dull but crucial tasks that keep the day running smoothly. Be systematic, cheerful, and don’t let it show if you feel undervalued or underappreciated. Save your sharp wit and cleverness for another time and place. Time spent with younger people or children can lift your spirits and keep things in perspective for 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. 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 August 10, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 10, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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Senate honored Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor, by changing the name of their month “Sextilis” to “Augustus.” Middle English speakers inherited the name of the month of August, but it wasn’t until the mid-1600s that “august” came to be used generically in English, more or less as “augustus” was in Latin, to refer to someone with imperial qualities.

merriam-webster.com

August Events:

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 8 New Moon at 6:50 am PST/ 7:50 am MST/ 9:50 am EST

Aug 22 Full Corn Moon at 5:01 PST/ 6:01 am MST/ 8:01 am EST


Spirituality & Health: Guided Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Starry Night

by Julie Peters

Walk into an evening field and settle by a warm fire to enjoy the stars. Settle into a relaxed state, imagining your ancestors there to support you, your heart making wishes on shooting stars. Let your mind rest while your body makes its way toward sleep.

Read more….

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

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Spiritual Unite: THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF STAG AND DEER: SYMBOLISM
If you’ve ever seen a majestic stag at the head of his herd, then you know that they have an aura about them. These mature deer are symbols of spiritual authority and their appearance in your life is a sign from the universe to stand strong in your faith.

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ThoughtCo: How to Make and Use a Crystal Grid

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

Read more….

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Signology: Color Orange

Color is a vital part of a visual symbol and the color orange has deep significance. It is used in symbols all over the world to represent emotions, politics, religion, gender, science, art and mythology.

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MBG: This Week Will Turn The Chemistry Up A Notch: Astrologers Explain How To Deal

It’s all about balancing the head and the heart this week. Here’s your horoscope from the AstroTwins.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: How to make a Corn Dolly for Lammas, Mabon, Samhain, Magical Crafting, Witchcraft Corn Husk Doll DIY

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Treehugger: Sierra Nevada Red Fox To Be Protected as Endangered Species

The elusive Sierra Nevada red fox will be listed as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced. Federal officials estimate that the Sierra Nevada population of these foxes is down to just about 18 to 39 animals.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Young Moon, Venus, Spica West After Sunset On August 9 To 13

New moon was August 8, 2021. Perhaps you’ll catch the whisker-thin crescent moon and Venus after sunset on August 9. If you miss it August 9, try again on August 10, 11, 12 or 13. Just be sure to look soon after sunset because the moon will set soon after the sun. That’s good news, by the way, for those watching this week’s Perseid meteor shower between midnight and dawn.

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Patheos-Pagan: Can I Do Magic When The Moon Is Void Of Course?
ASTREA TAYLOR

When the moon is void of course, things can feel low-energy, liminal, or like you’re waiting for something to happen.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Kalevala (epic folk metal)

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Inner Journey: GIVE TO YOURSELF FIRST

“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.”
— Epictetus

Do you want more in your life? More love? More happiness? More money? More satisfaction? Then explore how you can BE more.

In the Delfin Knowledge System, Leslie Fieger advises, “You can have more when you are willing to give more. You must begin this process by giving more to yourself. Give yourself more time; give yourself more attention; give yourself more love; give yourself more of what you want. Then decide how to offer the more that you are (and have) to the world and you will receive even more back in return.”

“Let the waters settle you will see stars and moon mirrored in your Being.”
— Rumi

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Wasn’t it clever of me to think you up? I mean, come on…

Never has there walked the face of the earth someone who thinks with your degree of insight. Who loves with your degree of care. Or who feels with your degree of hope.

And never has there been such a need for someone with gifts like yours, because at this very moment there are people only you can reach and differences only you can make.

Your #1 fan,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Savory Summer Cheesecake

I’m not a big dessert guy and almost always prefer another savory course instead, but if I am going to have dessert, cheesecake is one of my favorites. When you combine those two facts, it’s no surprise I tried an experiment with a savory cheesecake. A nice green salad, with or without tomatoes, would be a perfect pairing for this.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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
August 10, 2021

Example
“Human models are more vivid and more persuasive than explicit moral commands.”

-Daniel J. Boorstin


An example is an illustration – it’s the action in the saying that “actions speak louder than words.” Our behavior, whether we’re aware of it or not, sets an example to whomever is watching. We’re sending subtle messages all the time. Are we paying attention to our own behavior and what it is “saying” about us?

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

You have your A game going today, but don”t let it go to your head. As the Magician, you”re at your most capable. If someone tries to spring a surprise request on you, you”ll probably see it coming. Be low-key, don”t build expectations, and then excel. So long as your ego doesn”t exceed good sense, you”ll be able to accomplish just about anything!

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 August 9, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 9, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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Senate honored Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor, by changing the name of their month “Sextilis” to “Augustus.” Middle English speakers inherited the name of the month of August, but it wasn’t until the mid-1600s that “august” came to be used generically in English, more or less as “augustus” was in Latin, to refer to someone with imperial qualities.

merriam-webster.com

August Events:

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 8 New Moon at 6:50 am PST/ 7:50 am MST/ 9:50 am EST

Aug 22 Full Corn Moon at 5:01 PST/ 6:01 am MST/ 8:01 am EST


Spirit Library: August 2021 Energy Report
Jennifer Hoffman

Well friends, we are out of the jumbled July energy and moving into August. If you thought the last few days of July were a challenge, they were. I wrote about it on Facebook (you can follow my account here). But the fun never ends on our ascension journey and August is a new adventure and a new vibe. We have a lot of things happening this month including some unusual and historic energy aspects, as well as the usual twist on the ongoing 3D/5D ascension integration.

Read more….

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF BLUE JAYS: POWERFUL SYMBOLISM
Blue jays are beautiful birds. They’re striking, with their brilliant blue feathers and the way they fan out when they fly.

The spiritual meanings of a blue jay can be interpreted in many ways, depending on which culture you come from or what your beliefs are.

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ThoughtCo: Origins and Uses of the Crystal Ball

Crystal balls are spheres of leaded glass or transparent stone, usually about the size of a grapefruit, used for “scrying,” or seeing the unseen.

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The Morrigan: Goddess of Fate and War (Celtic Mythology Explained)

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MBG: How To Find Your Black Moon Lilith Sign + What It Actually Means

Sure, you know your sun sign—and maybe even your moon and rising. But have you ever heard of the Black Moon Lilith? This mysterious point in your birth chart can tell you about your “dark side.” Curious? Here’s what Lilith is all about, how you can find yours, and what each Lilith sign means

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Today’s DIY: DIY Witchy Décor – Ocean-themed Box – Water Witch Altar, Sea Witch Aesthetic – Magical Crafting

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Elephant Journal: 5 Simple Meditations to Turn Around Your Worst Days.

Tiny, Easy Meditations for the Average Person on their Worst Days.
Sometimes life sucks and you have a bad day. That’s why we compiled this list of five easy meditation ideas for people who want to destress.

Sometimes life can be messy. Pretty messy.

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Treehugger: Here’s an Easy Way to Help Manatees
Free the Ocean’s petition hopes to get manatees listed as endangered again.

It’s been an awful year so far for manatees. But with a simple online click, you can ask to get them more protections.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Young Moon And Venus, West After Sunset

It’s fun to hunt for a young moon, a thin crescent moon visible in the west shortly after sunset. The new moon was August 8, 2021, at 13:50 UTC. We expect some people to catch the whisker-thin waxing evening crescent and Venus after sunset August 9. If you miss the slender young moon at dusk on August 9, try again on August 10, 11, 12 and 13.

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Patheos-Pagan: Building a Devotional Practice with the Shining Ones
REV. JEAN (DRUM) PAGANO

As Pagans, we can merely observe the eight High days and then move on with our lives. As Devoted Pagans, we develop a daily practice that helps us to build better relationships with the entities, spirits and allies in our lives.

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Pagan Playlist: Lords of Iron (Celtic metal)

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Inner Journey:

WHAT ARE YOU LACKING?

“Money cannot fill an empty soul.”
— Julia Cameron & Mark Bryan

Where in your life are you experiencing lack?

Are you experiencing a lack of self esteem? Of humour? Of energy? Of love? Of money and abundance? Whatever you believe you are missing, it is there to be claimed.

The first step starts with shifting your perspective. See the glass as half full rather than half empty. Focus on accepting and appreciating what you DO have, and more will be attracted to you.

“Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present — love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure — the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.”
— Sarah Ban Breathnach

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what you’ve been doing your entire life?

No, besides getting better.

Nope, besides getting wiser.

Noooooo, besides getting older.

My, you are talkative today.

You’ve been touching, teaching, and healing friends and total strangers every step of the way.

Lay on thy hands!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Our 10 Best Summer Squash Casseroles

When summer gives you so much squash, transform your fresh bounty of yellow squash and zucchini into these top-rated summer squash casseroles.

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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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Pagan Library

Amulet Moon by Firefly

Dangling ’round the overshadowed neck
Of the cryptic sky,
Upon a sidereal chain of stars,
A memory, cumbersome as stone,
Burdens my mind and pulls me down,
Enshrouded in a pearl halo of light
‘Neath Silvanus’ Roman skyline.

Read more…..

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Daily Tarot: The Star

You can make today memorable purely by the strength of your unfailing hope for all things to work out for the best. No matter how muddled the events of the day, how confused or how many mixed messages people give you, especially at work, your innate hopeful spirit will cut through most of the mist and give you good results. Look forward to many satisfying encounters, however little or much gets 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 July 22, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 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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July Events

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

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

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

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


Spirit Library: Harness Your Energy (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The process of transformation is often unpredictable, confusing and uncomfortable as we are driven to shed the past and open to the new. The past few weeks have seen a definite increase in intensity which, is facilitating the release of many of the old structures that have governed our world.

Read more….

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Kalevala (epic folk metal)

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Spiritual Unite: LYNX SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – USE YOUR PATIENCE
The Lynx spirit animal appears in your life when there are hidden forces in your life.

Lynx spirit animal symbolizes:

Perception and the unseen.
Loyalty.
Growth and skill.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How to Cleanse or Purify a Sacred Space

In many magical traditions, it is considered important to purify or cleanse a space before any sort of ritual can take place. There are several different ways of doing this, and how you do it will depend in part upon the rules or guidelines of your tradition. If you’re a solitary, or your tradition is eclectic, then you may choose the method that works best for you.

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Patheos / New Visions 6 Spiritual Lessons Our Cats Can Teach Us
TOM RAPSAS

Are you a dog person or a cat person? Most people fall into one camp or the other. I am proudly a cat person, not that it has always been that way. I started out as a dog person.

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MBG: What Each Sign Should Know About The Upcoming Full Moon In Aquarius

July’s full moon in Aquarius is hitting the sky this Friday night at 10:37 p.m. EDT, and that means something a bit different for each of the 12 zodiac signs. To find out how each sign should approach this full moon, we got the AstroTwins’ take. Here’s what they had to say.

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Spirituality & Health: Form a Goddess Circle, Find Your Sacred Self BY WINTER ROSS
From small sisterhoods of support to full-fledged ceremonies to the unity of all things, there’s a Goddess circle for you.

Read more……

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Today’s DIY: How to make a Corn Dolly for Lammas, Mabon, Samhain, Magical Crafting

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Elephant Journal: 6 Louise Hay Self-Affirmations to Rewire Unhealthy Thinking Patterns.

I’m really good at beating myself up.
Always have been. In fact, I’m a pro.

I can nitpick every single one of my flaws for hours on end, I need to get everything right the first time round and God forbid I make any mistakes. Yup, I’m the type-A perfectionist overachieving woman.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Get Way Up Close and Personal With Beluga Whales

People aren’t the only ones traveling this summer. In July and August, more than 57,000 beluga whales will migrate from the Arctic to the warmer waters of the Churchill River in Manitoba, Canada.

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EarthSky News: Jupiter At Opposition On August 19-20, Now At Its Best

In 2021, mighty Jupiter will be in opposition to the sun on the night of August 19-20. That’s when Earth will fly between the sun and Jupiter. Our faster motion will place Jupiter opposite the sun in our sky. Jupiter is always bright, but it’s brightest at opposition, or near opposition. In late July and early August, you’ll find Jupiter easily as a blazing light, rising in the east not long after sunset. But Jupiter at opposition will be rising in the east at sunset. It’ll be shining in our sky like a tiny sun, all night long

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Miracles, Myths, and Magic
JOHN BECKETT

I recently receives a comment that was more of a question for the next Conversations Under the Oaks (and that’s a perfectly acceptable thing to do, in case you’re wondering.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Japanese Fantasy Music – Bushido

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Inner Journey: Play with the growth journey!

“Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.”
— Max Eastman

Banish bad baggage, backward beliefs, boring boundaries, big blocks and belittling blame by building your beingness bridge by becoming a beautiful, bold, balanced, broadminded, boundless being.

“If life doesn’t offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.”
— Anthony J. D’Angelo

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Not what you should do, but what you want to do; let this be your guiding light, forevermore.

I see you shining,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Offerings for Aphrodite and Apollo (from The Kitchen Witch Cook Book)
Hey everyone! I’m back, and I have a suggestion/idea for offerings to Apollo and Aphrodite. This is really easy to make, and uses things almost everyone has access to! You can offer these to the gods/dedicate it to them and use it to make specialized teas!

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth


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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus


Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
July 22, 2021

Names
“What signifies knowing the Names,
if you know not the Natures of things.”

-Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)


It’s fascinating when we look at the etymology behind words. So many words really match the object they represent. When we look at the botanical names of plants, we find that the Latin root refers to the nature of the particular flower. I love reading baby name books because they lend insight into the origin of a person’s name. As we grow, our name changes and evolves with us. We may have a nick-name when we’re little, and choose something more formal when we get older. We may pick up names given to us by our friends and loved-ones. Many of us change our names when we marry. And when we have children, we take on the name “Mom” or “Dad.” I know several people who have chosen a new name for themselves to reflect who they are today. It’s our prerogative, since we know ourselves best.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

Great wealth is available to you today. It may not be monetary, but some of it just may be. Look around you, do your best, and take measure of all the opportunities that are being given to you today. This might be the start of an upturn in your well-being and status with co-workers or family members. Feel rich and blessed. The World says you are!

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 February 12, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 12, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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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: Have Faith (a message from Kate Spreckley)

These times of uncertainty and change are encouraging us to let go of the ideas around who we think we are and the attachments to how things should be

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How to Give to the Land Spirits (Landvættir)

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Spirituality & Health: The Dharma of Trauma

Buddhist minister, activist, and yoga instructor Lama Rod Owens shares his thoughts on the importance of remembering Black history and honoring lineage and how a benefactor practice can begin the process of liberation within the body.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: The Pink Light Ray, Led by Archangel Chamuel

The pink angel light ray represents love and peace. This ray is part of the metaphysical system of angel colors based on seven different light rays: blue, yellow, pink, white, green, red, and purple.

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Spirituality & Health: 7 Affirmations to Balance your Chakras

Chakras are the unseen force that influences our reality. A blocked chakra can present itself various forms, like physical pain and disease, and can also manifest in our financial stability, emotional body, relationships and every other area of our life that you can imagine.

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MBG: Tips For Every Chinese Zodiac Animal As We Head Into The Year Of The Ox

It’s time to celebrate the Lunar New Year and welcome the year of the Ox in Chinese astrology. The type of relationship that your zodiac animal has with the Ox can give some clues as to what the year ahead might have in store for you.

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Chinese Zodiac Sign 2021 – Ox

2021 is a year of the Ox, starting from February 12th, 2021 (Chinese lunar New Year Day) and lasting until January 31st, 2022. It will be a Metal Ox year.

The recent zodiac years of Ox sign are: 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033…An Ox year occurs every 12 years.

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Exploring Celtic Mythology: The Morrigan

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Elephant Journal: 4 “Hygge” Practices to Transform our Relationships & Outlook on Life.

Hygge is presence and intention—and we need it more than ever.
Hygge: pronounced “hue-gah.”

The word is Danish and regarded as defining of my culture, which is, yes, Danish. Hygge is used as both an adjective and a verb. For example, an event or a place can be “hyggeligt” or people can “hygge” together.

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Treehugger: 12 Apps That Will Turn You Into a Nature Expert

Do you wonder which species of bird it is that you keep seeing on your backyard fence? Are you curious about what butterflies are visiting your garden? Would you like to know more about the mammals that call your local park home?

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EarthSky News: See the young moon on February 12, 13 and 14

You might – or might not – catch the youngest and the slenderest of young moons, with either the eye alone or binoculars, after sunset February 12, 2021. Find an unobstructed horizon in the direction of sunset and look low in the west as evening dusk is ebbing toward nightfall. If you miss the young moon on February 12, try the next several evenings, February 13 to 15, for example. Day by the day, a wider waxing crescent moon will be higher up in the west at sunset, and will stay out longer after sundown.

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Patheos-Pagan: Druid in the City: Sing the Song of Life

This morning I sang to my sourdough starter. I will sometimes sing to my plants. I’m not a good singer, but I do it anyway. For me, singing and music have always been a way to transport myself to another place, or to bring myself back into harmony

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Today’s DIY: Witchy DIYs for dark days & balance | Crystal wand | Altar Candles | Sun & Moon

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Inner Journey: PROCRASTINATION

“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.”
— Don Marquis

Most of us struggle with procrastination — the ‘I’ll do it later’ syndrome. If this is one of your key time wasters, take time to become more aware of your behaviour.
•Identify what you are procrastinating.
•Identify why you have not done these things. Seek out your deepest reason.
•Is there a fear underlying your reason? There is for most people.

We typically procrastinate because of unclear goals, lack of information and/or skills, fear of moving into new territory, fear of failure or success, feeling overwhelmed, lack of time due to over-commitments, poor timing, and general disorganization.

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.”
— David Allen

And, just for fun: “The best labor saving device is doing it tomorrow.”
— Source Unknown

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Whoohoo! The script for the most amazing time in your life is nearing perfection! We’re so excited and happy for you. Bravo. Bravo. Bravo.

It’s complete with friends and laughter, wealth and abundance, health and harmony. And best of all, there are going to be some really neat surprises. BIG surprises! Really HUGE, Texas style.

And you’re gonna say, “B-bu… but… I… I… I… H-Ho… How? Never in all my life have I imagined such outrageousness! All my expectations have been exceeded! Never have I dreamed of being so blessed!” And we’re gonna say, “Oh, yes you did.”

And you’re gonna say, “Oh, no I didn’t.”

And we’ll say, “Did.”

And you’ll say, “Didn’t.”

And then we’ll remind you of those occasions when you simply saw yourself happy. Visualizing euphoric happiness, bypassing the details. Smiling from ear to ear in your mind’s eye, pumping your fist, dialing your friends’ cell-phone numbers with shaking fingers, happy tears running down your face, when you left all of the “hows” to the Universe.

And you’re gonna say, “Oh.”

And we’re gonna say, through tears of our own, “Nice hows, huh?”

“Action!”

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mexican-Inspired Breakfast Casserole

A fun breakfast casserole with a Mexican flair–includes fresh cilantro, eggs, cheese, and veggies. Garnish with avocado slices and sour cream.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth


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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus


Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
February 12, 2021

Self-Determination
“A watermelon that breaks open by itself tastes better than one cut with a knife.”

-Hualing Nieh, 1981


We can have the best teachers in the world. We can read the most amazing books. We can climb a mountain in Tibet and be blessed by a guru. But when we finally “get it” – it’s because we did it. No one can grow for us, no one can learn for us. Life, and its pace, are self-determined. We will get there of our own accord.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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 January 26, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 26, 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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January is named for the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depecited with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future.

January Events

Jan. 1 Happy New Year! Welcome 2021

Jan. 1 Ellis Island Day

Jan. 3 J.R.R. Tolkien Day

Jan. 5 Twelfth Night

Jan. 12/13 New Moon 9:00 pm PST/ 10:00 pm MST/ 12:00 am EST

Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 19 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan. 20 Inauguration Day USA

Jan. 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan. 27 Holocaust Memorial Day

Jan. 28 Full “Wolf” Moon 11:16 am PST/ 12:16 pm MST/ 2:16 pm .m. EST

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20


Spirit Library: Find Peace Within (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As we start the final week of January many are feeling exhausted as we continue to maintain balance in a world that seems to seesaw between extremes.

Read more…

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Echo and Narcissus: Greek mythology – See U in History (Fixed)

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Spiritual Unite: MEANING OF NUMBER 14 IN NUMEROLOGY

Recently this number has shown up in my life, I am sure you have seen this number or have a connection to it, and now you are wondering what it means. I will explain in this article.

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ThoughtCo: Hold an Imbolc Candle Ritual for Solitaries

Hundreds of years ago, when our ancestors relied upon the sun as their only source of light, the end of winter was met with much celebration.

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: Practices From the Inside Out: Becoming Our True Selves

I believe spiritual life, our own unique spiritual path, is all about recognizing and becoming our true selves.

We hide ourselves from ourselves and from each other. Our true selves are precious to us and we go to great lengths to hide them, even before we realize what we are doing.

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MBG: Have You Been Called An Old Soul? Here’s What That Really Means

Are you a curious, wise, or all around calm person? You might just be an old soul. Whether you’ve been called it before, or always had a feeling you were, what does being an old soul really mean? Here, we dive into the true meaning, plus, the signs to look out for that you could be an old soul.

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Today’s DIY: Calm and Clear Healing Spell | Homemade Salve Recipe (The Green Witch)

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Elephant Journal: How to be like Peter Pan: 7 Ways to Awaken your Inner Child.

As J.M. Barrie wrote in his book Peter Pan: all children, except one, grow up.
Everyone except Peter himself, who retains his childlike innocence and wonder. Lately, I’ve realized I need to reclaim some of that wonder.

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Treehugger: 10 Fascinating Facts About Elk

One of the largest mammals in North America, male elk can weigh well over 700 pounds, though they generally lose weight during the winter breeding season. Females tend to be lighter, usually averaging around 500 pounds.

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EarthSky News: How to find the Winter Hexagon or Winter Circle

The brightest stars in the Northern Hemisphere’s winter sky form the shape of a large hexagon, or circle, that will help you locate 6 constellations.

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Patheos-Pagan: Free Ways to Learn Witchcraft

It’s easy to take a cursory glance at social media and leave with the impression that learning to practicing witchcraft will cost you a lot of money, and certainly there are plenty of us that enjoy formalizing courses, specialized tools, and elaborate altars.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Blackmore’s Night – “Four Winds” – (Official Audio Stream)

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Inner Journey: ALL IS MIND

“I want to know the thoughts of God; the rest are details.”
— Albert Einstein

Everything — absolutely everything — that happens in our lives has a spiritual cause. Mental, emotional and physical events are only effects.

When we are struggling with any challenge, whether it be ill health, a lack of money, a lost job, relationships, an accident, whatever — we need to look for the spiritual learning. We can ask ourselves, “What quality does my soul want me to live more fully?”

“I went to the root of things, and found nothing but Him alone.”
— Mira Bai

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

There’s someone here, very wise and very caring. who’s not yet lived in time and space, who has a question for all those who have:

“Does the fact that each earthly life is so incredibly brief add to or detract from its sublime magnificence?”

Yeah, I said “add to” as well, but I was in a hurry…

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chef John’s Seven Pepper Pork Chop Is the Perfect Marriage of Dry and Fresh Peppers

Dry peppercorns for the rub and fresh peppers for the relish create the perfect marriage of flavor.

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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
January 26, 2021

Challenge
“Providence has hidden a charm in difficult undertakings, which is appreciated only by those who dare to grapple with them.”

-Anne-Sophie Swetchine, 1869


Ah! Doesn’t this explain it! When we accept a challenge, work through it to the other side, then we understand and appreciate the growth that comes as our reward. It’s easy to shrug off a challenge, to think that it’s too big of a risk, that it could be a waste of our time. But to tackle a challenge, to grapple with it, leads us to a place where we discover just what we are capable of, and that is beautiful.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 26, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 26, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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October’s face, benign and mellow,
Turns nuts to brown and leaves to yellow;
But (like the Scorpion, sting in tail)
He ends with frost and scourging hail.
–Jan Struther (1901–53)

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October Events:

Oct 1: Full Blood Moon at 2:05 pm PST/ 3:05 pm MST/ 5:05 pm EST

Oct 9: Moon 3rd Qtr 5:39 pm PST/ /6:39 pm MST/ 8:39 pm EST

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day

Oct 16: Super New Moon at 12:31 pm PST/ 1:31 pm MST/ 3:31 pm EST

Oct 23: Moon 1st Qtr. 6:22 am PST/ 7:22 am MST/ 9:22 am EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween and Full Blue moon at 7:49 am PST/ 8:49 am MST/ 10:49 am EST

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Spirit Library: A Deeper Meaning (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As the world dramatically changes we able to recognize that our habitual way of being no longer works. As a result, we are urged to find new, more authentic ways of living and being. Currently our focus is being driven inward, which can be challenging as we feel the need to manifest immediate changes in our lives. This inward journey will bring us new insights and the clarity we need to move forward.

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Ancestral Candle with Samhain Spell! Wicca-Witch-Pagan-Witchcraft-Samhain ritual- casting a circle

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The legend of Annapurna, Hindu goddess of nourishment – Antara Raychaudhuri & Iseult Gillespie

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ThoughtCo: How to Celebrate the God and Goddess at Samhain

In some Wiccan traditions, by Samhain, the Goddess has entered her incarnation of Crone. She is the Old One, the earth mother, the wise one we turn to when we need advice. She teaches us that sometimes we must let go in order to move on.

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MBG: A New Moon & Mercury Retrograde Are Making For A Spooky Halloweek

Mercury retrograde and a full moon? On Halloween week? Yep, it’s all happening. Here, the AstroTwins break down what to expect in the coming action-packed days.

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Daily Good: Shelter for the Heart and Mind

Vulnerability in the face of constant change is what we share, whatever our present condition. Sharon Salzberg –

Shelter for the Heart and Mind

“How can we keep walking forward, and even find renewal along the way, in this year of things blown apart? How can we hold to our sense of what is whole and true and undamaged, even in the face of loss? These are some of the questions Sharon Salzberg, a renowned teacher of meditation and Buddhist practices, has been taking up in virtual retreats this year, which have helped ground many on hard days. She teaches how to stay present to the world while learning kindness toward yourself.” Read Krista Tippett’s interview with Sharon Salzberg here. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: DIY Soy Candles

They set a mood, warm up a room, and just look pretty on a shelf. But many types of candles also have a dark history — they’re made from animal byproducts (beeswax, tallow), or they emit toxic soot, or they increase CO2 levels in the atmosphere.

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Elephant Journal: Letting Go of Attachment to People—the Buddhist Way.

According to Buddhism, all our struggles stem from attachment.
I chuckled the first time I heard this. How is it possible that all my problems are because of attachment? As I scrutinized my life, I realized it was true. My arguments with others emanated from attachment to my opinions.

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Treehugger: 9 Unforgettable Urban Waterfalls

For many, the word “waterfall” conjures a distinct image of an idyllic, semi-secret place that can be accessed only by committing to an arduous hike through the woods. This, of course, isn’t always the case.

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EarthSky News: Watch for Sirius, sky’s brightest star

If you’re up before daybreak, take a moment to see the sky’s brightest star, Sirius, on these October mornings. This star is so brilliant that you can even see it from a light-polluted city. Visit the U.S. Naval Observatory to find out when Sirius will rise tonight from your part of the world.

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Patheos-Pagan: Scorpio Season for 2020

Welcome to Scorpio season! Scorpio season is the time when the Sun is in Scorpio, which begins October 22 and ends November 21 with the Sun entering Sagittarius.

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist: Karliene – Lullaby of Woe – Witcher EP

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Inner Journey: FREE TO CHOOSE

“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”
— Sigmund Freud

In his book Nobody’s Victim, Christopher J. McCullough explains, “In order to live your freedom, you must first accept reality. ‘These are the choices, and given those choices, which do I choose?’ Whether the option you select is pleasant or painful does not alter the fact that, given reality, this is your preference.

“To live your freedom, it is helpful to stop and ask yourself, ‘Why am I doing this?’ and then notice whether, given the options, you are choosing what you really want, or whether you want to choose something else…. Sometimes the exercise of freedom involves naming your poison — all choices may lead to outcomes that are in some way painful. But the real pain is that of feeling powerless — denying your freedom.”

“Freedom is man’s capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.”
— Dr. Rollo May

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

However safe you might think you are right now, you are even safer.

However much you might think you are loved and guided right now, you are loved and guided even more.

And however likely you feel your future happiness is to blossom, let me assure you, it is, in fact, inevitable. Eternally.

It’s simply that from within the jungles of time and space none of what I just shared is obvious, even as I hold you in the palm of my hand, because you’ve accepted what is unquestionably the single most daunting challenge I’ve ever imagined: to forget that we are one.

Good on you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

This is a fun Halloween treat that is easy enough for kids to help create. I modified an idea I found on Pinterest to be less expensive and easier to put together.

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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
October 26, 2020

Courtesy
“If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them.”

-Francis Bacon (1561-1626)


A citizen of the world. Yes! We are all in this together – no boundaries, no territories. We owe it to each other to show courtesy. In this way we are recognizing our heart connection. And our courtesy needs to extend to our friends and family, as well as strangers. Sometimes we take for granted that our family sits at the table with us and we don’t think about our behavior. But it is so important to be kind and gracious both outside our homes and inside our homes.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Wheel of Fortune

It could be hard to sit still today and every little distraction may look more like an invitation to take a break or start the next thing. Get a lot done anyway by concentrating on short tasks and short conversations. A checklist helps keep things smooth and organized. Afterward, maybe take a nice long walk, stretch those legs, and shake the day’s dust off your shoulders.

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 October 20, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 20, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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Through golden noons and purple eves, and shadows cool and tender,
From scenes of tranquil happiness and dreams of deep delight,
October like a princess in her oriental splendor
Comes down the valley singing with her retinue of light.
-Katharine Brownlee Sherwood (1841-1914)

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October Events:

Oct 1: Full Blood Moon at 2:05 pm PST/ 3:05 pm MST/ 5:05 pm EST

Oct 9: Moon 3rd Qtr 5:39 pm PST/ /6:39 pm MST/ 8:39 pm EST

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day

Oct 16: Super New Moon at 12:31 pm PST/ 1:31 pm MST/ 3:31 pm EST

Oct 23: Moon 1st Qtr. 6:22 am PST/ 7:22 am MST/ 9:22 am EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Respond Wisely (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The condition of our world is dependant on the condition of our consciousness. More than ever it is important that we shift our consciousness and therefore shift the condition of the world. To do so we are required to reclaim our sovereignty and stand in the truth of who we authentically are. When we do new life emerges and will flourish

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Hearth Witch: Samhain – How to Celebrate

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ThoughtCo: Samhain is Not a God

Every year, usually starting around September, people start making noises about “Samhain, the Celtic god of death,” despite the fact that Samhain is not a death deity at all, but the name of a Pagan holiday that coincides with Halloween and is a great time of year to stock up on candy corn.

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MBG: What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Ideal Sleep Routine

Who doesn’t want to get better sleep every night? If you’re at all into astrology, you may have wondered how your emotional Piscean personality or energetic Gemini tendencies could be affecting your ability to wind down in the evenings.

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Today’s DIY: Let’s Learn How To Make Herbal Infused Oils!

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Elephant Journal: From Wind to Wind. {Poem}

There’s something about the change of seasons that creates a shift in the way I feel within my body.


Particularly in transitional seasons, like autumn and spring. Something they both have in common is that subtle wind of change that reminds us to let go and not remain static. The wind reminds us to move—it reminds us to breathe.

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Treehugger: 6 of the Biggest Flowers on Earth

For millions of years, flowers have dotted the landscape. Their simple manipulative evolutionary innovation—using color and scent to trick insects and animals into doing their bidding—has persisted and proven to be highly effective.

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EarthSky News: Orionid meteor shower peak tonight

Tonight – the night of October 20-21, 2020 – may well present the Orionid meteor shower’s peak night. They’ll probably be most prolific in the few hours before dawn on October 21, but try watching before dawn on October 22, too.

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Patheos-Pagan: Tourist Returns “Cursed” Artifacts From Pompeii – Being a Good Guest in New Places

Last week several of my Facebook friends shared this short piece from The Guardian about a Canadian woman who stole artifacts from Pompeii in 2005 and finally returned them. She included a note saying “please, take them back, they bring bad luck.”

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Pagan Playlist: Breath | Healing Music by Bliss

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Inner Journey: USE DOWN TIMES TO GOOD ADVANTAGE

“The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation.”
— Milarepa

In our busy schedules, we can often complain that we don’t have time to meditate. But if we are sincere in our desire to go inside, we can create our own moments of stillness in the midst of our activity.

Stopped at a traffic light? Do some deep breathing. Waiting in line at the bank or grocery store? Repeat an uplifting word such as ‘love’ or ‘peace.’ Riding the bus to and from work? Value these times as an opportunity to close your eyes and go within or to say a little prayer.

“Wherever you go in the midst of movement and activity, carry your stillness within you. Then the chaotic movement around you will never overshadow your access to the reservoir of creativity, the field of pure potentiality.”
— Deepak Chopra

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Usually the folks who think life is hard are just plain messin’ with the cursed hows.

Heck, I’d think it was hard, too, if I forgot there was magic, didn’t believe in miracles, and thought I evolved from the ocean as an amoeba.

See you on easy street,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: How to Make Alfredo Sauce


Making rich, creamy, cheesy Alfredo sauce is so easy, you just might skip the jarred stuff in favor of homemade from now on.

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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
October 20, 2020

Films
“Perhaps making movies is a step toward being able to move backward and forward and in and out of linear time.”

-Eleanor Coppola, 1979


There’s a quote that Yoda says in one of the Star Wars films that I use on my boys all the time: “Do or do not, there is no try.” They even gave me a Yoda action figure one year as a present because they said I love Yoda so much! It’s funny because it doesn’t matter where or when a story takes place, there are certain basic truths that resonate, certain experiences that are universal. Sometimes a movie can act as a mirror for us, and show us what our options are

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

You have a magic touch today. The right word or action at the right time can instantly turn things around and morph a challenge into an easy opportunity. This is not something to take for granted or to exploit, though. Use your power with a very light touch, if at all. It’s possible that a mere thought or unspoken intention could have influence

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/