Cat’s Morning Bits for January 11, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 11, 2022

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and Welcome to the 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 Quotes

“Bare branches of each tree
on this chilly January morn
look so cold so forlorn.
Gray skies dip ever so low
left from yesterday’s dusting of snow.
Yet in the heart of each tree
waiting for each who wait to see
new life as warm sun and breeze will blow,
like magic, unlock springs sap to flow,
buds, new leaves, then blooms will grow.”

  • Nelda Hartmann, January Morn

gardendigest.com

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January Events

Jan 1, 2022, Happy New Year!

Jan 2 New Moon at 10:33 am PST/ 11:33 am MST /1:33 pm EST

Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 14 Mercury goes Retrograde until February 3

Jan 17 Full Wolf Moon at 3:48 pm  PST /4:48 pm MST/6:48 pm EST

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Feb 1 Lunar new Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spirit Library: Embrace the Spirit of Change
Kate Spreckley


January is a month that marks the threshold of an entirely new and more intensely personal phase of our global transformation as the incoming energies continue to upgrade the current energetic structures and expose what needs to change.

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Spell Walkthrough: Money Bowl / Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Pagan Library: Full Moon Ritual Incense

Anon

2 parts Sandalwood
2 parts Frankincense
1/2 part Gardenia petals
1/4 part Rose petals
a few drops Ambergris oil

Burn during Esbats or simply at the time of the Full Moon to attune with the Goddess.

paganlibrary.com

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Learn Religions: Setting Up Your Imbolc Altar

By Patti Wigington
Updated on October 21, 2019
It’s Imbolc, and that’s the Sabbat where many Pagans choose to honor the Celtic goddess Brighid, in her many aspects. However, other than having a giant statue of Brighid on your altar, there are a number of ways you can set up for the season.

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MBG: January 11–18 Energy Reading: What An Intuitive Is Picking Up On For The Week Ahead

When I closed my eyes to tune into the week ahead, I noticed it felt a little less flowy than it did during last week’s forecast. And then I remembered: Mercury goes retrograde on Friday.

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Today’s DIY: Ancient Irish Crafts! How to Make an Imbolc/Bridget’s Cross

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Elephant Journal: Cancer Full Moon: Coming Home to our Wholeness. {January 17}

The tides move like the ocean, buoyant and fluid,
Choppy and dark some days,
Translucent and clear like
The moon others,
Heart to heart, we are growing,
Shifting, changing, molting, melding,
Softening, toughening,

Read more….

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Treehugger: Forest School Is My Kids’ New Favorite Place to Go
One day per week, they get an education that the classroom can never teach.

On Mondays, two of my children get ready for school in an unusual way. Each packs a large plastic bin with two changes of clothes, plenty of food and water, a pair of rubber boots, splash or snow pants, hats, mitts, and sometimes a thermos of hot chocolate.

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EarthSky News: Meet the Crab Nebula, remnant of an exploding star

A supernova explodes
The Crab Nebula is what’s called a supernova remnant. It’s what’s left of an exploded star. It’s a vast expanding cloud of gas and dust surrounding one of the densest objects in the universe, a neutron star. Chinese astronomers noticed the sudden appearance of a star blazing in the daytime sky on July 4, 1054 CE. It likely outshone the brightest planet, Venus, and was temporarily the third-brightest object in the sky, after the sun and moon.

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Patheos-Pagan: A ‘Better’ Way to Drop into Your Heart
JANUARY 8, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON

I don’t know about you, but the question, “How are you doing?” is not really cutting it for me or my heart anymore. I end up listing out all of the things I did before even thinking about how I feel

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Pagan Playlist: Winter Moon Witch ❄️⭐🌙 | Dark Winter Ambience | 3 Hours of Dramatic, Cinematic & Mysterious Music

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Inner Journey:

WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

“I never know what I think about something until I read what I’ve written on it.”
— William Faulkner

What have you been thinking lately?

Do you know? We get so accustomed to our thoughts that we lose awareness of them. We don’t see how they are stuck in old habitual patterns, most of which don’t serve us.

Take time to journal so you can capture your thoughts on paper. By doing so, you will begin to take control of your mind and use it to best advantage.

“When you choose to understand [and] exercise control over the functions and attributes of your own mind, you will be empowered to create your own reality, to be completely self-reliant and totally prosperous.”
— The Delfin Knowledge System

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Not events, but outcomes. Visualize outcomes.

Not the cracking of the bat, but gliding over home plate.

Not the inking of deals, but the kind of life you’ll lead.

Not the scale, the diet, or the food, but the admiration you have earned.

And not the whens, the wheres, the whos, or the hows, but the laughter, high-fives, and wows.

Not events, but outcomes. Visualize outcomes.

Seeing you happy,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 14 Simple Sheet Pan Chicken Dinners

We cannot get enough of these sheet-pan suppers: Simple preparations, complete meals cooked on one sheet for easy clean-ups, they save the day on busy weeknights

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


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

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

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Daily Wisdom
January 11, 2022

Conviction
“The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”

-Oliver Wendell Holmes


There’s a zen saying that “wherever you go, there you are.” Our convictions propel us to experience more of who we are. As we learn and grow, it may feel as if we’re moving upward, outward, onward – but in reality we’re moving inward, closer to our selves.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

There may be a lot of possible things to do and places to go today. You don’t need to instantly decide anything upon waking up. Let your intuition guide you, and continue listening to that intuition as you begin down the path you’ve chosen. If work or family have dictated today, don’t be resentful but let intuition sort out the easiest and best route for you to follow.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 29, 2021 “Samhain Edition”

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 29, 2021 “Samhain Edition”

Samhain Blessings Beautiful Souls! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with these “Sabbat 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 Quotes

“I will dance
The dance of dying days
And sleeping life.

I will dance
In cold, dead leaves
A bending, whirling human flame.

I will dance
As the Horned God rides
Across the skies.

I will dance
To the music of His hounds
Running, baying in chorus.

I will dance
With the ghosts of those
Gone before.

I will dance
Between the sleep of life
And the dream of death.

I will dance
On Samhain’s dusky eye,
I will dance.”

  • Karen Bergquist, An Autumn Chant

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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PaganLibrary: Samhain
Kenny Klein


Red leaves are carried in the salt west wind
And turn to brown on dry soil.
The sun is bright still, but not warm
On the last rich gold of scattered fall.
The great wheel turns, another year
Old, bright gold with death.
Bare branches now, the Old Lord’s limbs,
Chill wind the Old Lord’s breath.

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Celebrate Samhain with me | Folk Witchcraft | Ancestor Ritual | Witch vlog

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Exemplore: Seven Crystals for Samhain (Claire)

Samhain is one of the major festivals on the pagan wheel of the year. It is the time of the third and final harvest and the end of the cycle of birth, life, and growth. Samhain is the beginning of a time of quiet and stillness and is celebrated by many witches and pagans as the start of a new year.

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ThoughtCo: Sacred Plants of the Samhain Sabbat

In most modern Pagan traditions, plants and their folklore are an integral part of belief and practice. In particular, many of the Sabbats are associated with the magical properties of different plants.

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Journey Into Dreams: Ghost Dream Symbol and Meaning
Dreaming of a ghost usually symbolizes being haunted by something in the past or that old memories are being brought up again by recent events. Common Ghost Dream Meanings:

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3 Pagans And a Cat: Samhain Celebration: Review. Release. Renewal.

For Witches, the month of October is the Season of the Witch. a time when we celebrate the Craft, experience the thinning of the veil and enjoy the delights of Autumn.

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“Tonight as the barrier between the two realms grows thin,
Spirits walk amongst us, once again.
They be family, friends and foes,
Pets and wildlife, fishes and crows.
But be we still mindful of the Wee Folke at play,
Elves, fey, brownies, and sidhe.

Some to trick, some to treat,
Some to purposely misguide our feet.
Stay we on the paths we know
As planting sacred apples we go.

This Feast I shall leave on my doorstep all night.
In my window one candle shall burn bright,
To help my loved ones find their way
As they travel this eve, and this night, until day.
Bless my offering, both Lady and Lord
Of breads and fruits, greens and gourd.”

  • Akasha, Samhain Ritual
  • gardendigest.com

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A Simple Samhain Ritual

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Elephant Journal: Turnips, not Pumpkins: how to revive the True Spirit of Halloween.

More this year than any other, I have seen an increase of posts regarding pumpkin picking in the United Kingdom.
They talk of family fun days in farmyards, or rain-sodden, almost barren fields with some obligatory straw thrown around to give it an “authentic” autumnal, pumpkin patch feel.

The problem is, unlike in the United States, seeing so many pumpkins in the UK is not an authentic scene.

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MULLED CIDER FOR SAMHAIN

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EarthSky News: Halloween is an astronomical holiday

Halloween is a cross-quarter day
Halloween – short for All Hallows’ Eve – is an astronomical holiday. Sure, it’s the modern-day descendant of Samhain, a sacred festival of the ancient Celts and Druids in the British Isles. But it’s also a cross-quarter day. The cross-quarter days fall more or less midway between the equinoxes (when the sun sets due west) and solstices (when the sun sets at its most northern or southern point on the horizon). Halloween – October 31 – is approximately midway between our autumn (September) equinox and winter (December) solstice.

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Patheos-Pagan: Samhain Incense and Divination by Fire by Jessica Ripley

This is a Samhain incense recipe and divination by fire ritual that you can do to get the answers you need. Make offerings to your deities, ancestors, and spirit guides before performing this ritual. and..

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Pagan Playlist: Samhain by Lisa Theil

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“As I went out walking this fall afternoon,
I heard a whisper whispering.
I heard a whisper whispering,
Upon this fine fall day…

As I went out walking this fall afternoon,
I heard a laugh a’ laughing.
I heard a laugh a’ laughing,
Upon this fine fall day…

I heard this whisper and I wondered,
I heard this laugh and then I knew.
The time is getting near my friends,
The time that I hold dear my friends,
The veil is getting thin my friends,
And strange things will pass through.”

  • The Veil is Getting Thinner
  • gardendigest.com

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Kitchen Witch Cookbook: Pumpkin Spice and Brown Sugar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds for Samhain

Samhain is, among other things, the witches new year. We look back on the previous year, let go of what no longer serves us, let go of the phases in our lives/versions of ourselves that have reached their death, and look forward to/plan for what is to come. That’s why I decided to make some roasted pumpkin seeds for the New Year aspect of Samhain

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Magical Correspondences for Samhain

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Music for Halloween – Samhain songs (mysterious, creepy, dark, spooky music)

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Samhain Ritual and Tarot Spread for Witches at Wayfinder

. What is your shadow hiding? Something to bring to life? What needs to be burned in your cauldron? What do you need to let go of? Something to celebrate. An intention you are planting for this witches’ new year. *You do not have to be of Scandinavian ethnicity for this practice to be meaningful to you.

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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 May 28, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 28, 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: Pay Close Attention (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Eclipses tend to bring about events and opportunities that enable us to let go of aspects of ourselves and our past that we have outgrown. As such we are able to anchor in the gifts and wisdom we have gained without needing to repeat the past. It is important that we take notice of what is emerging for us, the messages, the insights and the clarity as events occurring now are accelerating our transformation.

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The One Thing Every Kitchen Witch Kneads | Candied Ginger Honey Brioche

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Spiritual Unite: TYPES OF REMOTE VIEWING – STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED


Did you know there are multiple types of Remote Viewing (RV)?

Beyond the well known CRV method, there are other tried and tested techniques for viewing a person, place, or object at any distance.

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ThoughtCo: Profile of Nemesis

Nemesis is a Greek goddess of revenge and retribution. In particular, she is invoked against those whose hubris and arrogance got the better of them, and serves as a force of divine reckoning.

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Unpopular Witchcraft Opinions ║ Formal Training? Shadow Work?

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Elephant Journal: A Brief Guide to Energetic Hygiene & 21 Signs your Energy Needs a Bath.

Everything is energy.
There are live, animated objects that we can touch and see physical energy taking shape, and then there are fields around us that are made up of subtle energy we can feel and sense.

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Treehugger: How to Make an Aloe Vera Face Mask

A homemade aloe vera mask can do wonders for your skin. For starters, aloin, an anti-inflammatory agent found in aloe vera, can help your skin heal and regenerate.

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EarthSky News: Moon Swings By Saturn And Jupiter On Late May And Early June Mornings

On the mornings of May 30 to June 2, 2021, watch for the waning moon to sweep by two bright planets – two outer solar system gas giants – golden Saturn and bright Jupiter. Unless you’re a night owl, you probably won’t see the moon, Saturn and Jupiter rising into your sky before your bedtime.

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Patheos-Pagan: Approaching Gods in Non-Traditional Ways

Tuesday’s post Many Ways To Serve Many Gods got very good feedback. Most readers appreciated the main point that the Gods are sovereign individuals and that our ……

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Pagan Playlist: Wilde Rose

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Inner Journey: WHERE’S YOUR ATTENTION?

“Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.”
— Greg Anderson

What do you usually focus on: problems or solutions?

When our mind dwells on a problem, we stay stuck. Woe is me! But when we can shift to ask how we might achieve a solution to our problem, our subconscious mind, thinking and creativity move into gear. New possibilities open up.

Get in the habit of asking for solutions!

“Every choice moves us closer to or farther away from something. Where are your choices taking your life? What do your behaviors demonstrate that you are saying yes or no to in life?”
— Eric Allenbaugh

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The more you trust folks the less they let you down.

Which is not, incidentally, why I trust you.

Always,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Tortellini Salad with Tomatoes and Peas

This is one of my standard pasta salads for potlucks or parties. It’s vegetarian and so good! Don’t skimp with the dressing because the tortellini soak up a lot of dressing. I estimated the dressing amounts, so you just need to taste for yourself.

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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
May 31, 2021

Trust
“The soul and spirit that animates and keeps up society is mutual trust.”

-Robert South (1634-1716)


As human beings we really do rely on each other. There are many situations where we have no choice but to trust each other. When we drive on the freeway, for example, we trust that each driver will adhere to the traffic laws and do his or her best to avoid an accident. We trust that when we wait for a bus, that the bus will show up approximately when the schedule says it will do so. Parents trust schools to educate their children, and schools trust parents to get the kids to school on time. Customers trust businesses to provide the products they need, and business trust their customers to keep coming back when they give good service. Love makes the world go ‘round, but trust definitely makes society go ’round!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

Take everything and everyone a little bit more seriously today, without getting grim about it. People may bring you requests or problems that they think are shaking up their world, and you should offer at least a token respect for their worries and needs. None of this puts any pressure on you, unless you get emotionally involved. Remember, you have neither the power nor responsibility to fix it all.

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 May 12, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 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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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: New Moon (a message from Kate Spreckley)

With Today’s New Moon we are urged to consciously ground and centre ourselves as the incoming energies begin to shift. This New Moon will generate some potent energy, which will carry us forward and into the upcoming eclipse season.


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Basics of Protection! (Warding, Personal Protection, Beginner, Budget, and Apartment Friendly)

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Spiritual Unite: GREEN CHAKRA MEANING AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE


The green chakra colour is the fourth primary chakra, commonly known as the Heart chakra.

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ThoughtCo: Spider Mythology and Folklore

Depending on where you live, you probably see spiders starting to emerge from their hiding spots at some point in the summer. By fall, they tend to be fairly active because they’re seeking warmth –

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Patheos / New Visions: Foundational Moments

When not doing well, when full of doubt or pain or worry, when unable to find your way, try, very slowly, to return to moments that feel foundational.

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MBG: A Beginner’s Guide To 10 Types Of Crystals & How To Use Each Of Them

From amethyst to zincite, there is a whole alphabet of crystals available on the market today. This guide to 10 powerful types of healing stones and their properties can help you find the perfect one for your intention

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Daily Good: The Book of Untranslatable Words

True art selects and paraphrases, but seldom gives a verbatim translation.

  • Thomas Bailey Aldrich –

The Book of Untranslatable Words

When you start with a heartfelt offering, you never know where life may take you next. Read on for the tale of Ella Sanders, whose creative illustrations about untranslatable words grew from a blog post into a published book now out from Random House. You’ll also get a sampling of some marvelous, untranslatable words from around the world. Like Mangata — Swedish for “the road-like reflection of the moon in water.”
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Be The Change

What’s getting lost in translation in your life? See if there’s another way you express yourself today.

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Left Hand Path in Modern Witchcraft

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Elephant Journal: The Difference Between our Destiny, our Purpose & our Calling.

As we move through our lives, I think we all want to find a sense of confidence, contentment, and peace.
We all seek meaning.

Most of us worry way too much about if what we are doing with our lives is the “right” thing.

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Treehugger: 6 Types of Lions, Endangered and Extinct

The signature mane, the predatory prowl, the ferocious roar—it seems fitting to find that there is only one species of lion (Panthera leo). There are, however, several subspecies, which are unique in appearance and other particular traits.

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EarthSky News: Moon and 3 evening planets May 12-15

At evening dusk on May 12-15, 2021, watch for the young and slender waxing crescent moon in the western twilight sky. On these evenings, the moon will to sweep by three bright evening planets. It’ll go by Venus – the brightest planet closest to the horizon – on May 12.

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Patheos-Pagan: How Do I Know If A God Is Calling Me?

Somebody asked this question in a social media comment on Called by Problematic Gods. I went looking for a blog post where i discussed it and couldn’t find one. I’ve written plenty about my own callings,

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Pagan Playlist: Blackmore’s Night – “Second Element” (Official Music Video) –

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Inner Journey: VALUE THE PROCESS

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

When we stop and pay attention to ourselves, we begin to see clearly the habits and patterns that have kept us asleep and confused and misled for so long. With awareness, we can choose to shift from the selfish and narrow outlook of our personality to the all-embracing generosity of our soul, simply by changing our perspective.

Change your mind and you’ll change your world.

“You watch your mind to see who you are not. I watch my mind to gain a sense of its content, which has always been my pain. As I watch it, I get a sense of its impermanence. Thoughts come and go as part of a process. I see how content dissolves into process and begin to see the patterns in the process. Realizing it isn’t MY suffering, MY pain, it becomes THE pain. I’ve gone from the tiny, the small, and the individual to the universal. I feel OUR pain. When we do, we go from fear to compassion. Fear is MY pain, compassion is THE pain.”
— Stephen Levine

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The litmus test that will reveal whether or not those in your company are truly enlightened is whether or not they treat everyone else as if they, too, are enlightened.

Best to assume they are, if you get my drift.

All bow,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Egg Roll in a Bowl

You might think this was invented to avoid all of that time-consuming wrapping and messy deep-frying, but it wasn’t! It was invented by the keto people, because they can’t eat egg roll wrappers-but this guy can. So, instead of what’s really egg roll filling in a bowl, we’re doing the real thing in all of its tasty and textural glory. Garnish with more green onions if desired

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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
May 12, 2021

Science
“When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.”

-Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


What is time anyway but some man-made measurement? In Spirit there is no time, that’s why time can stand still, or can fly by. Our perception of time is what affects us more than time itself. Look at how some people just don’t seem to age. When we feel young, we live young, and look young!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

Though no great demands may be made of you today, you may feel lackluster and just not setting the world on fire as you like to do. Everybody has a low energy day from time to time. Perhaps you’ve been pushing it too hard for too many days in a row and just need a short break. Don’t be lazy but be extra good to yourself. Tomorrow will be brighter

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 14, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 14, 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: Be Responsive & Practical (a message from Kate Spreckley)

At this time a new chapter in our lives is opening inviting us to look to what the future may hold. The intensity of the incoming energies is initiating our capacity to make things happen

Read more….

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The Ten Best Spells for Beginner Witches

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Spiritual Unite: THE NUMBER 142 MEANING AND SYMBOLISM
In this article, we are going to discuss the meaning of the number 142.

Numerology rules dictate that we need to always reduce numbers to a single digit (the exception being the master numbers 11, 22, 33, and 44).

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Cakes and Ale in Pagan & Wiccan Ritual

The part of a ritual known as “Cakes and Ale” is often celebrated in some NeoWiccan covens as a way of thanking the gods for their blessings.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking; Flowers You Can Eat – Nasturtiums

Flowers, so bright and cheerful, raise your vibe without even trying. Edible flowers take that energy into the centre of your being, especially when they also have medicinal properties like the gorgeous nasturtium.

Read more….

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MBG: 9 Strategies Empaths Can Use To Keep Their Energy Balanced

Humans have physical bodies, and they also have energy bodies. Empaths are people with very sensitive and receptive energy bodies. As such, they tend to pick up on the energies and emotions of other people, groups of people, and collective cultural energy.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Thirteen to One: New Stories for an Age of Disaster

There are eight million Shinto gods
who secretly travel this earth of ours.
These modest beings come to touch us.
They touch us. Then they wander on.

  • Jorge Luis Borges –

Thirteen to One: New Stories for an Age of Disaster

“Whenever an earthquake strikes Japan, the myth of the giant catfish Onamazu reminds people that the living world is full of complex meaning. In the face of repeated natural disasters, Marie Mutsuki Mockett looks to her mother’s homeland to recall stories that could change our relationship with what we call ‘nature.'” { read more }

Be The Change

Is there a myth, legend or story that you carry in your heart that has helped shape your relationship to the world? If so, share it with someone today.

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Reiki for Home Purification | Energy Healing

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Treehugger: ‘The Keeper of Wild Words’ Celebrates the Lost Words of Nature

Several years ago, I learned the Oxford Junior Dictionary had decided to remove over 100 natural words from its pages — common words, like apricot, lavender, porcupine. The editors no longer felt they had relevance for today’s children.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: In mid-April, look west after sunset for Mars and the moon

Beginning around April 13, 2021, watch for the waxing moon to appear higher each evening in the west after sunset. It’ll be sweeping in between the constellation Taurus the Bull’s two most prominent features: red Aldebaran, the Bull’s brightest star, and the dipper-shaped Pleiades star cluster.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Corner Crone: The Infinite Possibility of Twilight

I’ve been thinking about thresholds a lot, those that we recognize we’re crossing and—more so—the infinitesimally small thresholds we cross all of the time without ever really realizing we’re transitioning until after we’ve gone through them and find ourselves wondering, “What happened there? How did I change into this?”

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Oak & Ash & Thorn | The Longest Johns – from the album, “Cures What Ails Ya”

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Inner Journey: THE 4 D’S OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH

“Promise Yourself … to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. …To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.”
— Drawn from the Optimist Creed of the Optimist International Club

Reflect on this pathway for meaningful growth:

DISCIPLINE – To create change in our lives, we need to consistently focus on what we want.

DETACHMENT – Practice the art of detached observation. Let go of automatic defenses and patterns.

DISCERNMENT – Seek to discern the lower from the higher. What is self-serving and what is soul-inspired? Discernment carries no judgment. There are no goods and bads. Remain as a detached witness.

DHARMA “This is an East Indian word meaning “living your unique purpose.” How do you find meaning and fulfillment in ways that are natural to you? How do you best serve and contribute to the world?

“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.”
— Glenn Clark

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If you can get sure in your work your dance with life, whether it’s in your home or the far flung reaches of the earth, appreciating your sacred place in eternity and the unrecoverable time that’s been bequeathed for the task, everything else will take care of itself. 

And you can. Oh, you so can. 

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Air Fried Falafel

This vegetarian air fried falafel is super easy to prepare and full of flavor thanks to fresh herbs.

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
April 14, 2021

Power
“The power of a man increases steadily by continuance in one direction.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


We do get a certain momentum going when we work towards something for awhile. We build up steam. We want it more so we pursue it more. And we become more driven, more powerful in our efforts. This focused attention gives us more energy.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

The biggest danger you face today is being aloof and thus fail to see an approaching problem. This can cost you the chance to intercept the difficulty and minimize it, if not avoid it all together. Pay attention without getting paranoid, and take nothing and no one for granted. Danger may not lurk within every single shadow, but a small misstep can sometimes cause problems that are way out of proportion to the cause.

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 6, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 6, 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: Feel Your Way Forward (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This is a beautiful time of rebirth where the new is being activated. There is a lighter and fresher feel to the incoming energies, which brings some clarity to our lives and our current experiences.

Read more….

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10 Easy things to do as a witch | Simple witchcraft for everyday practice

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Spiritual Unite: MEANING OF REPEATING NUMBERS – ATTRACTING YOUR ATTENTION TO YOUR RIGHT PATH


The universe provides us with guidance in many ways, but perhaps the most common of these is number synchronicity.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Make Your Own Besom

The besom is the traditional witch’s broom. It’s associated with all kinds of legend and folklore, including the popular notion that witches fly around in the night on a broomstick. In addition to being good for playing Quidditch, the besom is a great addition to your collection of magical tools.

Read more….

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The Mightiest Gods Of Chinese Mythology | The Gods Of China

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MBG: Starting A New Project Is The Move This Week, According To Your Horoscope

Here, the AstroTwins break down the challenges that could come at the beginning of this week—and the opportunities that’ll follow them at the weekend’s new moon.

Neptune, aka the master of illusions, could make this week a little bit dodgy, especially on Friday, April 9, when the hazy planet crashes into a tricky square with feisty Mars in Gemini.

Read more….

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Egyptian God RA : The Creator God (The Powerful Sun God) | Ancient Mythology History

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Elephant Journal: A Meditation Technique to Help us Connect to the Deepest Parts of our Being.

Somehow, it can be difficult to find silence and stillness.
This is a complaint I hear from most of my meditation students.

They want their meditation practice to have that vibe of quiet, and everything inside them is always so loud. We all know this feeling.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 10 Gorgeously Colored Eggs, Straight From Birds

While the egg as a symbol of new life has been around for as long as humans have been able to think metaphorically, dyeing them seems to be a (relatively) more recent tradition.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, Jupiter, Saturn before sunup on April 5-8

On April 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2021, let the waning crescent moon help guide your eye to the largest and second-largest planets of the solar system: Jupiter and Saturn, respectively. Because day by day the moon always travels eastward (in the direction of sunrise) relative to the backdrop stars (and planets) of the zodiac, watch for the moon to sweep past Saturn and then Jupiter in the days ahead.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Autonomy Over Integrity

Sometimes I sit down to write in this blog and I wonder what it is about. I’d intended it to be faithfully and completely death oriented, but quickly realized that sometimes I’m going to have to use this platform to shine a light on issues that are important to me. Usually though, it’s still about grieving; even if it’s just me grieving something I had put a measure of faith into.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Faun – Karuna (unplugged 2007)

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Inner Journey: STRETCH YOURSELF

“People are defeated by easy, victorious and cheap successes more than by adversity.”
— Benjamin Disraeli

Today’s social standard is one of mediocrity. The status quo rarely challenges our individual creative power.

Create a brand new world for yourself, one that meets your deepest needs. By doing so, you will help raise the quality of consciousness of the entire world. Use your imagination! Sing your own song!

“Success means fulfilling your own dreams, singing your own song, dancing your own dance, creating from your heart and enjoying the journey, trusting that whatever happens, it will be OK. Creating your own adventure!”
— Elana Lindquist

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know the real reason the rich keep getting richer?

No, besides interest income.

No, besides “abundance” actually seeking them out.

No, besides me pulling strings for them.

Right. The thoughts they think. Thoughts anyone can think. Thoughts that make all those other things happen.

Yank,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Pavlova

My favorite way to enjoy lemon meringue is with pavlova. The meringue base cools and dries out slowly, creating a crispy, crunchy crust on the outside which contrasts beautifully with a soft, sticky center. Topped with an intense lemon curd filling, fresh blueberries, and a homemade blueberry sauce, this dessert takes a little bit of time to make but is also simple and easy to pull off

Read more….

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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
April 6, 2021

Fate
“Through kindness, you can change your fate.

-Nguyen T. Nguyen (1992)


It’s amazing how far a good attitude will get us. It’s the lemons into lemonade theory. Just add a little sugar and look what happens! There is always a better way. Use your power, your intellect, your creativity. Be kind. Be loving. And you’ll soon taste the sweetness of life.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

Take everything and everyone a little bit more seriously today, without getting grim about it. People may bring you requests or problems that they think are shaking up their world, and you should offer at least a token respect for their worries and needs. None of this puts any pressure on you, unless you get emotionally involved. Remember, you have neither the power nor responsibility to fix it all.

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 5, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 5, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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“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: Rebirth & New Beginnings (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In our westernized societies we have elevated our mind believing that this is how we control our experience of life. In response we generally ignore, bypass or deny our emotional self and our soul.

Read more….

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Spiritual Unite: THE NUMBER 142 MEANING AND SYMBOLISM


In this article, we are going to discuss the meaning of the number 142.

Numerology rules dictate that we need to always reduce numbers to a single digit (the exception being the master numbers 11, 22, 33, and 44).

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: 7 Goddesses of Empowerment

Think you’d like to embrace the sacred feminine as part of your spiritual development? Here are seven goddesses from around the globe who embody female strength and empowerment in a number of different ways. See which one resonates with you the most!

Read more….

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3 Pagans And A Cat: Chanting Can Aid In Connection To Deity, Spirit, Self

When I began learning about witchcraft twenty years ago, one of the first things I began studying is meditation. It became an important part of my daily practice, helping me to learn focus, etc.

Read more….

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MBG: A Closer Look At The World Tarot Card & What It Means For Beginnings (& Endings)

Tarot is a powerful tool for self-reflection and divination, and each of a traditional deck’s 78 cards offers its own glimpse into where you are and where you’re going. Pulled the World card in a reading? Here’s what it could mean.

Read more….

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Negativity Ward | Spellcraft

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Today’s DIY: Learn how to make incense

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Elephant Journal: 40 Unusual Maya Angelou Quotes to Awaken the Resilient Warrior in Us.

I’ve always loved writing.
I had a feeling I was kind of good at it when, back in school, my composition grades were always the highest.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 12 Fun Hippo Facts

The hippo (Hippopotamus amphibius) is a semiaquatic mammal found in Africa. There are two species: the common or river hippo and the pygmy hippo.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, Jupiter, Saturn April 5-8, 2021

On April 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2021, let the waning crescent moon help guide your eye to the largest and second-largest planets of the solar system: Jupiter and Saturn, respectively. Because the moon always travels eastward (in the direction of sunrise) relative to the backdrop stars (and planets) of the zodiac, watch for the moon to sweep past Saturn and then Jupiter in the days ahead.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The End of the Long Nights… and Shadow Work

We often hear talk about doing “shadow work” in the pagan community, but what exactly is shadow work? When is the best time to do this type of work?

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Faun – Rosenrot (official video)

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Inner Journey: WHAT ARE YOU PROCRASTINATING?

“The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.”
— Dawson Trotman

Procrastination seriously drains our energy and our morale. What remains undone nags at us. What are you avoiding?

Make a list of items and then review each one. Does it really need to be done? After you’ve reviewed your list, prioritize it and start one task today.

Please do not procrastinate taking one minute to write down your answer to this question. Capture it on paper and this will help build awareness, commitment and discipline.

“How soon not now, becomes never.”
— Martin Luther

“Talk does not cook rice.”
— Chinese proverb

“Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing!”
— Donald Gardner

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

There’s a name for the magic which transforms lives, connects dots, moves mountains, and orchestrates coincidences that shock and astound.

Imagination.

And there’s a name for all that stops you in your tracks, stirs fear, spins wheels, and leaves you wondering, “Hey, what’s up with that?”

Imagination.

Careful where you point that thing,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Quiche a la Benedict

It’s basically asparagus quiche, but with Canadian bacon. Top with your favorite Hollandaise sauce to serve. Enjoy!

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
April 5, 2021

Fate
“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.”

-Joan of Arc


How much of life is determined by fate, and how much by free will? For most of us, it’s some combination, so we consult our horoscopes, just for added information! But as we grow wiser, and stronger, we understand that we are creating our own future, with very step, with every thought. Know who you are, be who you are, and live the life you were meant to lead

-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 April 2, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 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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“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: Forgive the Past (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The past year has shown us all exactly how quickly life can change. For most of this year we have been moving at warp speed as the internal shifts creating profound opportunities for healing and growth.

Read more….

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Introduction to Alchemy

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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.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: All About Incense

For thousands of years, people have used fragrant flowers, plants, and herbs as incense. Using smoke to send prayers out to the gods is one of the oldest known forms of ceremony.

Read more….

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MBG: Finding Your Twin Flame Isn’t Always A Good Thing: Here’s Why

If you’re privy to the world of spiritual relationships, you’ve likely heard the term “twin flame” before. It describes a relationship between two people who share the same soul split into two, which sounds very romantic on the surface. But the truth is, twin flame relationships are often tumultuous—and can quickly become toxic.

Read more….

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Adonis in the Underworld: The Dispute Between Persephone and Aphrodite – Greek Mythology Stories

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Elephant Journal: Rumi’s most Powerful Poem on Welcoming our Emotions.

No one likes to be suddenly swept off their feet.
But it happens.

In an ideal world, we would all be able to say exactly what we think and express ourselves freely without the dreadful fear of being shamed or judged for how we feel.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 9 Fascinating Lobster Facts

Lobsters are a family of crustaceans that have inhabited the earth’s seas for over 480 million years. Within the lobster family — called Nephropidae — there is a great deal of diversity in body size, claw size and shape, color, and eating habits. Lobsters can be found in all oceans of the world.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Follow the arc to Arcturus, drive a spike to Spica

Follow the arc to Arcturus, and drive a spike to Spica. Scouts learn this phrase. Grandparents teach it to kids. It’s one of the first sky tools many learn to use in astronomy.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Kitchen Witch Makes: A Witches Ladder

In the late 1800’s in the eaves of a house in Somerset, England some strange items were discovered. They consisted of a chair, four brooms and a string of feathers. It was declared that the house had belonged to a witch as the chair was for sitting in.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Siren Ryn’s Song

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Inner Journey: WHY ARE YOU DOING THAT?

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”
— Sir John Lubbock

Throughout the day, continually ask yourself about your underlying motivation. Why are you doing what you are doing?

Is it for selfish, manipulative or fearful reasons? Is it for honest service with integrity? Maybe you’ll discover you don’t know. Perhaps you will see that much of your activity lacks purpose.

This is a great way to become more conscious. Your intention and motives are fundamental to the results you will receive. Set high intentions and your life will blossom.

“The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”
— Oliver Wendell Holmes

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Truth be told, no matter how logical or intuitive you are, neither of these virtues, no matter how greatly you were endowed, will ever enable you to peer into the future and reasonably predict the twists and turns your life may take, nor the circumstances, fortunes, and friends that might someday be your own. It is, in fact, impossible.

That’s what imagination is for.

Thoughts become things,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mouthwateringly Tangy Pineapple Meatloaf

Easy to make and great to taste. One of my husband’s favorite dishes

Read more….

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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
April 2, 2021

Regret
“Repeated polls over the years have found people’s biggest lifetime regret is not getting enough education or not taking it seriously enough.”

-Malcolm Ritter “What We Come to Regret,” San Francisco Chronicle, 1993


If we look at regret in a healthy way, it would be saying to ourselves: “What could I have done differently?” And in that way we are learning from our experiences. There is also the possibility that we may change our experiences – as in this example, we could still get more education, and take it seriously. We have choices all the time – so maybe regret is a call for us to make another choice.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Devil

Your instincts may be heightened and a bit off today, and this could lead you to make some wrong decisions or assumptions. Then, you run the risk of pouncing on these assumptions and acting out of a bad impulse. Keep your emotions under control and back away from impulsive actions of any kind. Today they are traps that lead to embarrassment at best, and harm at worst.

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 22, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 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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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: Horizons Are Expanding (a message from Kate Spreckley)

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

Read more….

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The Green Witch: Pine Needle Tea | Wild Foraged Tea

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Spiritual Unite: NUMBER 60 MEANING – NURTURE THE YOUNG


The number 60, meaning derives from its numerological essence and other factors to do with its numerology analysis.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Owl Folklore and Legends, Magic and Mysteries

Owls are a bird that features prominently in the myths and legends of a variety of cultures. These mysterious creatures are known far and wide as symbols of wisdom, omens of death, and bringers of prophecy

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: About Your Aura

Throughout the ages artists have depicted the aura as a halo or glowing light that appears around the heads or bodies of highly evolved spiritual masters and saints

Read more….

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Spirituality & Health: Design Your Optimal Sacred Space

Tune into your chakra to design your optimal sacred space. First find your major chakra, then discover the aesthetic that fits that chakra’s energy

Read more….

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MBG: 5 Ways To Ring In Aries Season (AKA Your Astrological New Year)

The Sun visits a new zodiac sign every 30 days or so. During each “season” everyone feels the influence of the prevailing astrological energy. Aries season 2021 begins March 20 and ends April 19. Since Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, it is considered the astrological New Year.

Read more…..

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Oshun/Osun by ELLA ANDALL

Praising the Spirit of the River. Oriki Osun

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Elephant Journal: Kintsugi: The Japanese Art of Celebrating Brokenness

Idling my time away on a lazy Sunday afternoon, I came across a term called Kintsugi: the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery, and it just stuck with me.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 8 Iconic Plants and Trees That Herald Spring

When we say that spring is in the air, we may be referring to higher temperatures or warmer rays of sunshine. But it might also refer to the freshness that arrives when tiny plants break through the frozen ground and bring specks of green, purple and yellow to the gray, post-winter landscape.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon and Winter Circle on March 21 and 22

Now spring has arrived for the Northern Hemisphere (and autumn for the Southern Hemisphere). Yet – on March 21 and 22, 2021 – the waxing moon is moving inside a large circular (or hexagonal) star pattern, known as the Winter Circle (or Winter Hexagon).

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Patheos-Pagan: The Corner Crone: The Dancing Energy Exchange

In the early 1980s, right around the time I was beginning to explore witchcraft, I read a book that transformed the way I viewed the world and All That Is. Was it Margot Adler’s Drawing Down the Moon? Starhawk’s The Spiral Dance?

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Heartbeat “Legend of Cuan”

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Inner Journey: DO YOU BELIEVE IN YOURSELF?

“We cannot rise higher than our thought of ourselves.”
— Orison Swett Marden

What do you believe about yourself?

If you are experiencing a lack of something in your life, chances are that you hold a belief in your subconscious that says you aren’t worthy of having that quality. Write in your journal the answer to these questions for yourself:
• Where are you not good enough, not worthy enough?
• How willing are you to receive?

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”
— e. e. cummings

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If you didn’t do what you wish you had done, or if you did do what you wish you hadn’t, may I suggest that back then you were simply acting on instinct, and that it served you well?

Particularly knowing, as I know, how else things could have gone and how well you’ve done for yourself.

Oh yeah we are so proud.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Make-Ahead Blueberry-Cinnamon Muffins

This recipe allows you to make the muffin batter the night before, then bake it the next morning–perfect for fresh, on-the-go muffins! Make sure not to overmix the batter as that will create dense muffins that won’t rise well. The batter will last in the fridge up to 5 days which means you can make a few muffins at a time over the course of a few days, if you desire.

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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 22, 2021

Genius
“You may have heard people repeat what I have said, ‘Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.’ Yes, sir, it’s mostly hard work.”

-Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)


Often we associate genius with intelligence. But according to Edison, it is much more than that. There are a lot of really smart people in this world – but how many of them really channel that intelligence into something bigger than themselves? How many can say that they have worked so hard that their efforts have created something that benefits all of mankind? These are the true geniuses.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

Even if it’s a busy day at work or with loved ones, it may still be an introspective kind of day when you need to frequently take a quiet moment to reflect. Be organized and perform your tasks well, but also find those quiet instances when you can make sense of your feelings and impressions. You can get a great deal done today, and feel inwardly satisfied about it.

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 12, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 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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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: Be Discriminating & Selective (a message from Kate Spreckley)

There is a positive flow in the current of incoming energies creating an expansion that can at times feel overwhelming. Many may still feel worn down by the stress and strain of the past year making it essential that we maintain our energy levels

Read more….

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The Story of Perseus – Greek Mythology – See u in History

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Spiritual Unite: NUMBER 16 MEANING – INTROSPECTION IS NEEDED TO MOVE FORWARD

Numbers are everywhere in our lives.

From clocks and watches to newspapers and emails, phone numbers and dates and money, numbers are constantly around us.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Ostara Recipes

Ostara is the celebration of the Spring Equinox; it’s the time of year when new life is beginning to form, and fresh little green things are starting to poke their way out of the chilly dirt. If you’re really lucky,

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MBG: 7 Ways To Explore Your Spiritual Side With The Year’s Only Pisces New Moon

The 2021 Pisces new moon marks the beginning of a poetic, romantic, and inspired cycle that culminates with the full moon on September 20, 2021. Read on for ways this lunar lift in enchanting Pisces, the watery sign of the fish, can bring divine guidance:

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Raise the Horns: The Witch’s Guide to Ostara

What Is It? Ostara is a sabbat celebrating the Spring or Vernal Equinox. Modern Witches have been celebrating it since at least the 1950’s, and possibly even earlier. Depending on where you live and how you interpret the Wheel of the year, Ostara is either the first or second sabbat celebrating Spring.

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Today’s DIY: DIY Pressed Perfume: An Easy Recipe For Your Own Signature Scent

Making your own perfume means you have more control over the ingredients—which is ideal if you want something more natural—but also the final scent profile. After all, finding your signature scent is a deeply personal thing.

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Elephant Journal: 15 James Dean Quotes on Life & Purpose to Remind us Who we want to Be.

James Dean. Forever cool. Forever iconic. Forever frozen in time.
Ever since I first learned of his existence after watching his most well-known film “Rebel Without a Cause” in my high school English class (one of only three movies he ever made), I was immediately in awe and instantly smitten with the young man on the screen who acted with so much intensity, so much realness—and I became obsessed.

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Treehugger: Artist’s Delicately Embroidered Leaf Art Revives a Connection to Nature

There is a world of wonder in the smallest, single leaf from a tree or shrub. Unfortunately, we are often so wrapped up in our own thoughts that we don’t have the time or presence of mind to even pay that one leaf a moment of attention

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EarthSky News: Westward shift of Orion and all the stars

If you’re out on an evening walk, notice this seasonal aspect of the night sky. The famous constellation Orion the Hunter – an easy-to-spot star pattern in January and February – now seems to have moved and turned considerably. It’s very low in the western part of the sky when the sun goes down.

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Patheos-Pagan: Magical Movement: Clarity of Self

Time to recap the previous week of the Witchual Workout! If you don’t know about it – the Witchual Workout is a daily program designed to get you (and me) up and moving regularly – with a dash of magical inspiration to help build and enhance your daily practice.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Fairy NightSongs

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Inner Journey: PERSONAL POWER

“The deep root of failure in our lives is to think, ‘Oh how useless and powerless I am.’ It is essential to think strongly and forcefully, ‘I can do it,’ without boasting or fretting.”
— Dalai Lama

Angeles Arrien says that whether we are male or female, we need to develop three kinds of power. People who hold these three powers cannot be ignored.

  1. Power of presence – Being really present in each moment
  2. Power of communication – Speaking my truth
  3. Power of position – Being willing to take a stand

“A man’s true state of power and riches is to be in himself.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

“We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces; we become the powerful force ourselves.”
— Leo Buscaglia

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The long and short of it goes something like this…

When one stops looking for the quick and easy way, Cat, and just deals with what’s already on their plate, the quick and easy way soon finds them.

That one makes me hungry,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Beef, Mushroom and Guinness® Pie

A delicious beef and mushroom pie. The Irish stout gives the dish a very rich flavor,

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 12, 2021

Women and Men
“The sexes in each species of beings are always true equivalents – equals but not identicals.”

-Antoinette Brown Blackwell, The Sexes Throughout Nature (1875)


Isn’t it great that we’re not identical? We complement each other. It’s the yin and yang, the shiva and shakti, not opposites but an energetic combination of elements. We each do our part in sustaining the species. We’re here with each other, and for each other.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

Wake up with a bright, buoyant spirit that will prevent any snag or difficulty from getting you down. You should acknowledge no setbacks or let any problem get in your way. If something comes up that needs more attention, you’ll deal with it without thinking twice. You can deal with any delay and make a quick if not instantaneous recovery

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/