Cat’s Morning Bits for December 3, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 3, 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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December Quotes

“I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.

‘We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,’
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.”

  • Oliver Herford, I Heard a Bird Sing

gardendigest.com

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December Events

Dec. 4 New Moon/Solar Eclipse at 11:43 pm PST/ 12:43 am MST / 2:43 am EDT

Dec. 18 Full Moon at 8:35 pm PST/ 9:35 pm MST/ 11:35 pm EDT

Dec. 19 Venus Retrograde until January 29

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve & celtic Tree Month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

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Spirit Library: Trust the Process
Kate Spreckley

December brings to a close one of the most energetically intense and unpredictable years I think we have ever experienced. However, before the year is up, we can expect our awakening, healing and growth to rapidly accelerate with not only the Solar Eclipse this weekend, but also the 12:12 gateway, the Solstice and Christmas. As a result, we will have many opportunities this month to realign and refine our awareness with our soul’s consciousness

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from The Green Witch: Crafting a Winter Herb Bundle | Solstice Tradition

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Spirituality & Health: How Macaques, Birds, & Cats Can Help You Meditate

BY SARAH BOWEN

Acknowledging other animals’ capacity for still minds might be a helpful tool for quieting your own

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ThoughtCo: Yule Wassail Recipe and History

The tradition of wassailing (pronounced to rhyme with fossil-ing) is hardly a new one. In centuries past, wassailers went from door to door, singing and drinking to the health of their neighbors.

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Journey Into Dreams: Spider Dream Meaning
Last Updated on August 7, 2021 Dreaming of spiders can mean many different things. The spider can often come into our lives as a symbol or spirit animal to help us better understand and survive through difficult situations

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MBG: This Solar Eclipse Will Totally Shift The Energy: Here’s What To Know

Have your hope, faith, and optimism dwindled? After another curveball-throwing year, you’re certainly not alone. But the December 2021 Sagittarius new moon flips the lens, helping us to review life from a philosophical perspective. True, it’s a lofty goal for a year that tested our emotional resilience and empathy

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🎄 An Enchanted Yule Home Makeover🌲Witch Vlog

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Today’s DIY: Magical Yule Gifts to Make

As Yule approaches, many of us in the Pagan community like to give handmade goodies to our friends and family — in particular, magical gifts are a great way of letting someone know how much you care about them.

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Elephant Journal: What Goddess Kali teaches us about Shadow Work.

In many Tantric texts, Kali is considered the supreme deity and, in fact, equivalent to Brahman, the absolute reality.
Kali, the fierce Dark Goddess, is perpetually destroying and, at the same time, creating—destroying in order to create and creating in order to destroy.

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Treehugger: What to See in the Night Sky for December 2021
A holiday comet, dueling meteor showers, and a remote total solar eclipse cap off the year.

Santa’s sleigh isn’t even packed yet, but the December sky already has a few celestial gifts at the ready to close out 2021.

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EarthSky News: Total solar eclipse of December 4, 2021

A total solar eclipse sweeps across Antarctica on December 4, 2021. The instant of greatest eclipse takes place at 07:33 UTC, which is 1:33 a.m. on the morning of December 4 for us in North America. So North Americans will not see the eclipse. People located at the southernmost tips of South America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand will experience the partial phases. T

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Patheos-Pagan: December Tarot: Get Creative With Eight of Pentacles
JESSICA RIPLEY

These are the cards for the month of December. Eight of Pentacles is an interesting card, associated with craft and making things by hand, or being hard at work on something you love.

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Pagan Playlist: Music for Yule – Winter Solstice songs (Autumn’s End)

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Inner Journey: WHAT IS SOUL CONSCIOUSNESS?

“You are a holistic being with both nondualistic energy and the energy of the physical plane as a part of your being at your disposal.”
— Wayne Dyer

Andrew Schneider helps us understand our human experience of being soul. He says, “Soul consciousness arises when we stand facing in opposite directions at the same time – toward eternity and toward time, toward infinity and toward space, toward unity and toward complexity. We stand in that dualism without being dualistic, for in consciousness we can accommodate the opposites. We do this by identifying with both. This identification results in the experience of being an individual while at the same time being the whole, and finding no contradiction in this experience.”

“Give your difference, welcome my difference, unify all difference in the larger whole — such is the law of growth. The unifying of difference is the eternal process of life — the creative synthesis, the highest act of creation.”
— M. P. Follett

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Would it make any difference if you knew that we understand, deeply, the battles you’ve waged? To know that we’ve approved of the choices you’ve made? That you have your own fan club here? That on the weekends we watch movie clips of your life? That every single morning we celebrate your birthday? That what you’ve learned, you’ve taught us all?

Would it make any difference if you knew that sometimes when no one’s watching, we each, in our own way, pretend to be you?

Well, whether or not it makes a difference… YOU have.

“Look, a smile is coming!”

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Baked Potato Soup I

Thick and creamy. Uses leftover baked potatoes.

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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
December 3, 2021

Empowerment
“When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one’s imagination.”

-Ellen Key


In the film world, we see that anything is possible. Why? Because there are writers and actors and directors working together to create a reality for the big screen. Many of these production companies have names that emphasize that it is an illusion that we are watching, like “Dreamworks” or “Imagine Films.” In the “real” world, anything is possible, but we don’t always believe it. We limit ourselves to what we have already experienced, or what we can see, or feel. But the truth is that we are creating our reality everyday, just the same way that filmmakers are making movies. We’re writing our script, and acting it out. If we want to change something, we can change it. We have that power.

-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 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 December 2, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 2, 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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December Quotes

“The gardening season officially begins on January 1st, and ends on December 31.”

  • Marie Huston

gardendigest.com

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December Events

Dec. 4 New Moon/Solar Eclipse at 11:43 pm PST/ 12:43 am MST / 2:43 am EDT

Dec. 18 Full Moon at 8:35 pm PST/ 9:35 pm MST/ 11:35 pm EDT

Dec. 19 Venus Retrograde until January 29

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve & celtic Tree Month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

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Spirit Library: Transitional Energies
Kate Spreckley


2021 has been a year of great inner transformation which will bring revolutionary changes to our world. To successfully travel through these changes, it is crucial that we allow the old patterns of past cycles to be transformed, transmuted, and released. As we do so we are able to better align ourselves with the flow of cosmic energies and the new consciousness that is being birthed.

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Quick Results Use Coffee for Luck and Favor | Yeyeo Botanica

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Spirituality & Health: Astrology Studies: Elemental Wisdom, Part 2—Air by Myra Goodman

Air people live in the realm of thoughts and ideas. They can be expressive but must also remember to move from their heads to their hearts.

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ThoughtCo: 12 Pagan Prayers for Yule

The winter solstice, the darkest and longest night of the year, is a time of reflection. Why not take a moment to offer up a pagan prayer for Yule?

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Journey Into Dreams: Train and Railroad Dream Meaning
Did you dream of a train? Learn what it means to dream about a train or railroad with this dream interpretation and example dreams for trains.

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MBG: December Packs An Astrological Punch As We Close Out 2021—Here’s Your Horoscope

Hoping for a quiet holiday season? Tuck that wish away for another year. Not surprisingly, 2021 will serve up one of the most cosmically active months of the year, right from the start.

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Today’s DIY: DIY String Star Ornaments | Christmas Ornaments

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Elephant Journal: 10 Inspiring Quotes by Edgar Allan Poe on Beauty, Dreams & Pleasure

The idea of writing a little article with my favorite quotes from Edgar Allan Poe has been hunting me since October.
I truly believe that his writings are special, in a very authentic way and I hope that these quotes below will inspire you and stay with you for a long time.

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Treehugger: Garden Cuttings for the Prettiest Winter Decor
The winter garden may seem quiet, but it’s filled with all-natural decorations.

Most of us like to bring some cheer into our homes over the festive season. For many, that involves a Christmas tree. But unless your tree is a living one, and your decorations are all-natural and plastic-free, this is not the most sustainable of choices.

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EarthSky News: Visible planets – and more – in December 2021

Chuck Reinhart in Vincennes, Indiana, took this image of Jupiter, Saturn and Venus on November 30, 2021. He wrote: “Shortly after sunset I was able to photograph 3 planets: Jupiter, Saturn and Venus.” Thank you, Chuck! These are the 3 visible planets you’ll easily notice for most of December. Jupiter, Saturn, Venus are all in the sunset direction. Venus is lowest in the sky (nearest the sunset), but still very bright. Venus is heading for its time of greatest brilliancy on December 3. It looks like an eerie beacon in the western evening twilight, with Saturn and Jupiter arcing above it.

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Patheos-Pagan: Solar Eclipse and Eclipse Magic
RACHEL PATTERSON

A solar eclipse is caused when a new moon moves between the sun and the earth, blocking out the sun’s rays and casting a shadow over parts of the earth.

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Pagan Playlist: Nordic Folk Music – Viking Storm | Viking, Germanic, Slavic

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Inner Journey: SECURITY

“Let us never confuse stability with stagnation.”
— Mary Jean LeTendre

“Many people think that by hoarding money they are gaining safety for themselves. If money is your ONLY hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a person can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. Without these qualities, money is practically useless.”
— Henry Ford

“One has to abandon altogether the search for security, and reach out to the risk of living with both arms. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing.”
— Morris L. West

“One thing we can do is make the choice to view the world in a healthy way. We can choose to see the world as safe with only moments of danger rather than seeing the world as dangerous with only moments of safety.”
— Deepak Chopra

“The only peace, the only security, is in fulfillment.”
— Henry Miller

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Ever notice how it’s easier to fall in love, and to be fallen in love with, when you’re busy?

Thank goodness I’m you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Apple-Potato Latkes


A nontraditional approach to a potato latke. The shredding is done using a spiralizer, and the apple and maple syrup give you just enough sweetness to make these different. Good topped with sour cream or applesauce

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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
December 2, 2021

Empowerment
“In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.”

-Jane Smiley


Desire moves us to action. The bigger the desire, the swifter the action. When we really want something, we get creative, and pull out all the stops. We engage our intelligence, we find the means to fulfill our desire. We become empowered.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 1, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 1, 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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December Quotes

“Earth, mountains, rivers – hidden in this nothingness.
In this nothingness – earth, mountains, rivers revealed.
Spring flowers, winter snows:
There’s no being or non-being, nor denial itself.”

  • Saisho

gardendigest.com

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December Events

Dec. 4 New Moon/Solar Eclipse at 11:43 pm PST/ 12:43 am MST / 2:43 am EDT

Dec. 18 Full Moon at 8:35 pm PST/ 9:35 pm MST/ 11:35 pm EDT

Dec. 19 Venus Retrograde until January 29

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve & celtic Tree Month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

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December Birthstone : Blue Topaz
Birthstone Color: Blue

As cool and inviting as a blue lake on a blistering summer day, December’s birthstone is derived from the Sanskrit word “tapas,” meaning fire. This is because Blue Topaz was considered by ancient civilizations to have cooling properties.

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December Birth Flower: Narcissus

The narcissus is the December birth flower and symbolizes good wishes, faithfulness and respect. The narcissus can often be confused with the daffodil, the birth flower for March, which is a type of narcissus. Although most narcissus flowers are spring flowers, there are several species that bloom in the winter, such as the paperwhite narcissus — making it appropriate as the birth flower for December.

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Spirit Library: Continue to Walk into the Unknown
Kate Spreckley

November ends with the energies intensifying in preparation for this weekend’s Solar Eclipse. The energies are moving and shifting very rapidly now and many are feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. The deep purging and releasing of old energy is uncomfortable but will ultimately serve to create space for the new energies that come in with the Solar Eclipse

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The Household Spirits of Yule || Pagan Happy Hour

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December Correspondences

Nature Spirits: Snow Faeries; Storm Faeries & Winter Tree Faeries
Herbs: Holly; English Ivy; Fir & Mistletoe
Colours: Blood Red; White & Black
Flowers: Holly; Poinsettia & Christmas Cactus
Scents: Violet; Patchouli; Rose Geranium; Frankincense; Myrrh & Lilac
Stones: Aerpentine; Jacinth & Peridot
Trees: Pine; Fir & Holly
Animals: Mouse; Deer; Horse & Bear
Birds: Rook; Robin & Snowy Owl
Deities: Hathor; Hecate; Neith; Athene; Minerva; Ixchel; Osiris; Norns & The Fates
Power Flow: Death & Rebirth; Darkness; Personal Alchemy; Spiritual Paths. Reach out to friends, family and those in need.

(originally found at mystiksangelrealm.com/months)

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Journey Into Dreams: People in Dreams: What Does it Mean to Dream About Someone?
Wondering what it means to dream about someone? Whether it is a person you know or a complete stranger, we explain the meaning of people in your dreams.

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“December finds himself again a child
Even as he undergoes his age.
Cold and early darkness now descends,
Embracing sanctuaries of delight.
More and more he stares into the night,
Becoming less and less concerned with ends,
Emblem of the innocent as sage
Restored to wonder by what he must yield.”

  • Nicholas Gordon

gardendigest.com

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Today’s DIY: Cinnamon Stick Yule Candleholder

Cinnamon has been used in a variety of ways for thousands of years. The Romans burned it in funeral ceremonies, believing that the aroma was sacred and pleasing to the gods. Because it was hard to come by,

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Elephant Journal: The Forgotten Art of Storytelling.

Grandpa has told this story 100 times.
And it goes something like this.

You kids were all gathered in the living room, yelling at each other and the TV, fighting over which team had the best quarterback, even though you all knew the Cowboys were going to win—except for that one year when they lost. It was the same argument every Thanksgiving. I guess you could call it an “Ashworth family tradition.”

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Treehugger: Our Favorite Non-Profits for Gifts That Give Back
Treehugger editors and writers reveal the charities from their very own wish lists.

Are supply-chain issues cramping your shopping style? Are mailing delays messing with your typical gifting plans? Is the fragile state of the environment making you question rampant consumerism?!

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EarthSky News: The colors of the stars you can see with your eyes

Tonight, let your eyes adjust to the darkness and note the subtle differences in the stars, each displaying their own color. Have you ever paid attention to their various hues? Let’s explore some of the stars that you’ll see flickering against the black backdrop of night in December. There’s a whole spectrum of star colors sparkling up there, from cool red stars to middle-range yellow stars to hot blue-white stars.

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Patheos-Pagan: Between Two Worlds: Grateful, Thankful, with Gratitude
BRIANNE RAVEN WOLF

Every year, from before Thanksgiving to Yuletide, I think about how grateful I am. And thankful for everything I’ve been Blessed with. Yes, I do think about these things all year round, but much more this time of year.

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“December is the twelfth and final month of the Gregorian calendar and the first month of winter. It derives it’s name from the Latin word decem, meaning ten, as December was the tenth month of the oldest Roman calendar. The Latin name is derived from Decima, the middle Goddess of the Three Fates who personifies the present.”

  • Daily Lore: December
  • gardendigest.com
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Pagan Playlist: Karliene – In the Bleak Midwinter

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Inner Journey: STAR CONNECTIONS

“The interchangeability of matter and spirit means the starlit magic of the outermost life of our universe becomes the soul-light magic of the innermost life of our self. The energy of the stars becomes us. We become the energy of the stars. Stardust and spirit unite and we begin: One with the universe. Whole and holy.”
— Dennis J. Kucinich

Ponder the spectre of yourself as one human being in the over six billion people on Earth. See Earth as one tiny planet in a galaxy of billions of stars, and that galaxy as just one of billions of galaxies in our expanding universe. We are so minute as to be nonexistent. And yet, we have the power to visualize, to imagine the entirety of the cosmos.

In your journal, write about the paradox of being both microscopic and immense.

“I think we would be able to live in this world more peaceably if our spirituality were to come from looking not just into infinity but very closely at the world around us — and appreciating its depth and divinity.”
— Thomas Moore

“I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You are exactly as you now are – with your every mannerism, challenge, and trait; skill, talent, and strength – because before this life began, at the height of your glory, with full awareness of your divinity, reach, and magnificence, you knew best the stage that would maximize this adventure. Bad hair and all.

Trust yourself, Cat. You chose wisely, and though you may not see it yet, you’ve already mustered the courage you had to muster, faced the fears you had to face, braved the storms, fought the battles, and exceeded every expectation you ever had for being the kind of person you hoped you’d be.

Tickles me pink,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Figgy Pudding

Dense, moist cake reminiscent of the Victorian dessert, this figgy pudding was the perfect finale to a chestnut-stuffed, Christmas goose dinner. Serve warm with whipped cream flavored with liqueur.

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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
December 1, 2021

Empowerment
“True genius doesn’t fulfill expectations, it shatters them.”

-Arlene Croce


I think of Buzz Lightyear, the astronaut in the movie Toy Story when he says: “To infinity, and beyond!” That’s empowerment – no limits, just potential. Whatever we can dream, we can achieve.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

It’s possible that a trust has been violated or a relationship may be hurt by a broken promise, or you sense that this might happen soon. Until you know for sure who and what might be involved, take no action, although the discreet question asked of a trustworthy person might be all right, though still risky. Make no accusations but respect your own self-interest.

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 November 30, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 30, 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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November Quotes

“Two sounds of autumn are unmistakable, the hurrying rustle of crisp leaves blown
along the street or road by a gusty wind, and the gabble of a flock of migrating geese.
Both are warnings of chill days ahead, fireside and topcoat weather.”

  • Hal Borland

gardendigest.com

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 4 New Moon at 2:14 pm PST/ 3:14 pm MST/ 5:14 pm EST/

Nov 7 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 19 Full Beaver Moon at 12:57 am PST/ 1:57 am MST/ 3:57 am EST/

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

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Spirit Library: Resistance being Revealed
Kate Spreckley


We are in the final leg of what feels like and incredibly long journey of transformation and rebirth. The Solar Eclipse on the 4th of December will bring to an end a cycle of our healing and growth and open up a powerful new chapter in our lives.

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The Magic Herbs & Plants of Winter

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Spirituality & Health: Sleep Blends: More Recipes for More Restful Nights
BY KAREN M. ROSE

A master herbalist shares three recipes for improved sleep, as well as advice on how to start on the herbalist path.

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ThoughtCo: History of Yule

The Pagan holiday called Yule takes place on the day of the winter solstice, around December 21 in the northern hemisphere (below the equator, the winter solstice falls around June 21).

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Journey Into Dreams:

Owl Dream Meaning
An owl is a bird of the night that is associated with wisdom and magic. When an owl appears to you in a dream or in other form in your life this may indicate that you are craving more knowledge or greater wisdom regarding a specific situation.

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Daily Magick Snippets

Besom Lore

You should never sweep your house at night. The faeries and spirits that live in and around your home find it an insult.

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Rhea: The Mother of the Gods (Greek Mythology Explained)

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Elephant Journal: 5 Ways to Help you Build the Courage to Follow your Dreams.

Five ways to help you build the courage to follow your dreams.
I promise you that it is so worth taking that leap—toward the life of your dreams.

Connect with yourself

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Treehugger: Sustainable Dog Toys and Treats Help Save the Bees
Some proceeds go to plant wildflower habitats.

Treat your pup. Save the bees.

That’s the agenda behind Project Hive, a pet product company with a sustainable, environmental mission.

The company sells bee-themed toys and treats made using thoughtful, quality materials and ingredients. A portion of profits is used to plant wildflowers to restore dwindling habitats for declining bee populations

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EarthSky News: Waning moon meets Zubenelgenubi morning of December 2

Throughout the month, the moon passes near planets and stars, creating interesting scenes in the sky.

The moon starts December 2021 as a waning crescent, positioned in the early morning sky low in the southeast. December 2 finds it floating very near an interesting, moderately-bright star with a strange sounding name: Zubenelgenubi. The name rhymes with Obi-Wan Kenobi of the Star Wars franchise.

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Patheos-Pagan: Intuitive Magic is More than Making Stuff Up
JOHN BECKETT

I saw a meme going around last week that got my attention. It’s supposedly a quote from Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series. it says:

“Most magic is just making stuff up. And it usually works.”

Read more….

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

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Inner Journey:

NO NEED FOR COMPARISON

“Nothing is good or bad but by comparison.”
— Thomas Fuller

We are each unique, so comparing ourselves to others serves no purpose. Even comparing myself to how I was a while back is not usually helpful. Typically, comparison just brings the ego a false sense of either superiority or inferiority.

If we let go of comparison and choose instead to completely accept where we are, we can enjoy both peace and growth.

“Do not judge and you will never be mistaken.”
— Jean Jacques Rousseau

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

There are a million reasons why any dream might be considered irrational, unreasonable, and a silly waste of time.

On the other hand, I can think of one that blows ’em all out of the water:

We’re in this together.

And-a-1, And-a-2 –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Hot Chocolate Bombs

Place a frozen chocolate bomb in a cup of steaming hot milk, stir, and voila! Homemade hot chocolate in just a few minutes. Top with whipped cream, marshmallows, chocolate sprinkles, or your favorite toppings.

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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
November 30, 2021

Empowerment
“’How does one become a butterfly?’ she asked pensively. ‘You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.’”

-Trina Paulus


Empowerment means going beyond our comfort zone. It’s reaching within to find what it takes to move us beyond where we are to where we want to be. We have that power, but whether it lies dormant or it is put into action is completely up to us

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

If any problems arise today, they will probably come out of being careless about something simple and normally no trouble at all. Carelessness is the chief threat to having things go smoothly. Even if only small things are lost, broken, or need to be redone, it can make tomorrow even more of a mess than today might be. Pay attention to details, take your time and do your best.

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 November 29, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 29, 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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November Quotes

“The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year,
Of wailing winds, and naked woods, and meadows brown and sear.”

  • William Cullen Bryant

gardendigest.com

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 4 New Moon at 2:14 pm PST/ 3:14 pm MST/ 5:14 pm EST/

Nov 7 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 19 Full Beaver Moon at 12:57 am PST/ 1:57 am MST/ 3:57 am EST/

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

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Spirit Library: Assume Nothing
Kate Spreckley



The cosmic energy of this time is gearing up and preparing us for the great shift that is coming in December. We are being urged to consciously engage with our inner world and to tap into the calm and stable energy of our soul. In doing so we can find greater balance and stability in a world that continues to erupt in chaos.

Read more….

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GODDESSES so Powerful Even the GODS Feared Them – Greek Mythology Explained

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Daily Tarot Girl: Oracle Card Reading for Nov 29 – Dec 5

I felt called to use my Terra Qi Goddess Oracle for this reading…

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Spirituality & Health: Oracle Cards for Beginners

BY SHANNON KAISER

Discover how they differ from tarot cards, how to choose the right oracle deck, and more

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Journey Into Dreams: Nightmare Dream Meaning
Understand the meaning of nightmares and bad dreams and learn how to interpret your dreams.

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MBG: This Is A Huge Week For Inner Work, According To Astrologers

A trine, new moon, and solar eclipse are sure to shake up your week. Here’s how to roll with the astrological punches, according to the AstroTwins.

Can you be dreamy and productive at the same time? Monday’s special connection between enchanting Neptune in Pisces and go-getter Mars in Scorpio says, “Yes!”

Read more….

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Today’s Meditation: Freyja Meditation (Divine Feminine Energy)

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Treehugger: 9 Fascinating Facts About Brazilian Treehoppers
Discover what makes these curious-looking treehoppers stand out.

The Brazilian treehopper (Bocydium globulare) is a small, curious-looking insect from the family Membracidae that inhabits many tropical rainforests in South America. Related to cicadas and leafhoppers, the nearly 3,300 Membracidae treehopper species have evolved distinctive forms of mimicry to support their survival, including faux thorns, helmets, wings, and leaf-like shapes.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Total solar eclipse of December 4, 2021

A total solar eclipse sweeps across Antarctica on December 4, 2021. People located at the southernmost tips of South America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand will experience the partial phases. The path of the moon’s umbral shadow begins in the Southern Ocean about 300 miles (500 km) southeast of the Falkland Islands, crosses the Antarctic continent, and ends at sunset in the Southern Ocean.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: New Moon-ing: Careful is the Way of Relationship
IRISANYA MOON

The new moon comes, as it will. (Not until December 4, but i thought I’d get ahead of it.)

(Another freaking eclipse?)

I know this time. I remember the way the moon held the sky before my Initiation- and during. I imagine anyway.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Prophecy

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Inner Journey:

THE PARADOX OF LIFE’S JOURNEY

“It is only when we realize that life is taking us nowhere that it begins to have meaning.”
— P.D. Ouspensky

“All major mystical traditions have recognized that there is a paradox at the heart of the journey of return to Origin. …Put simply, this is that we are already what we seek, and that what we are looking for on the Path with such an intensity of striving and passion and discipline is already within and around us at all moments. The journey and all its different ordeals are all emanations of the One Spirit that is manifesting everything in all dimensions; every rung of the ladder we climb toward final awareness is made of the divine stuff of awareness itself; Divine Consciousness is at once creating and manifesting all things and acting in and as all things in various states of self-disguise throughout all the different levels and dimensions of the universe.”
— Andrew Harvey

“Look at you, you madman, Screaming you are thirsty And are dying in a desert when all around you there is nothing but water!”
— Kabir

“After changes upon changes, we are more or less the same.”
— Paul Simon

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It doesn’t matter what else is happening.

Your net worth, net health, and net happiness all hinge exclusively upon your net thoughts, net words, and net deeds.

This is life’s greatest hook.

I got you babe,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Grandma Carlson’s Turkey Pot Pie

This savory comfort food dish is the most popular Thanksgiving leftover meal in our house. With the flakiest of pie crust and fresh herbs, it’ll be a hit in yours as well.

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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
November 29, 2021

Empowerment
“It’s not enough to just swing at the ball. You’ve got to loosen your girdle and really let it fly.”

-Babe Didrikson Zaharias


Empowerment. What a great word. This is power that we create, within ourselves, for ourselves. Babe Didrikson Zaharias was one of the best female golfers in history. She knew how it felt to be empowered and it showed in her confidence. It showed in her swing!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.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 November 26, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 26, 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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November Quotes

“The thinnest yellow light of November is more warming and exhilarating than any wine they tell of.
The mite which November contributes becomes equal in value to the bounty of July.”

  • Henry David Thoreau

gardendigest.com

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 4 New Moon at 2:14 pm PST/ 3:14 pm MST/ 5:14 pm EST/

Nov 7 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 19 Full Beaver Moon at 12:57 am PST/ 1:57 am MST/ 3:57 am EST/

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

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Spirit Library: Assume Nothing
Kate Spreckley

The cosmic energy of this time is gearing up and preparing us for the great shift that is coming in December. We are being urged to consciously engage with our inner world and to tap into the calm and stable energy of our soul. In doing so we can find greater balance and stability in a world that continues to erupt in chaos.

Read more….

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Crafting a Banishing Incense Blend

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ThoughtCo: All About Yule

For people of nearly any religious background, the time of the winter solstice is a time when we gather with family and loved ones. For Pagans and Wiccans, it’s often celebrated as Yule, but there are literally dozens of ways you can enjoy the season.

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams: Shopping Dream Meaning and Symbolism
Shopping in your dreams is common and often symbolizes your needs and wants. Here are some possible dream meanings for shopping.

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MBG: Born During A Tiger Year? Here’s What It Means + How To Thrive

The Chinese zodiac is split into 12 signs, with Tigers third in line after the Rat and the Ox. Those born during Tiger years are known for their fierceness, and Tiger years themselves often have a similar feel. Here, we’re diving into the year of the Tiger, plus everything to know about those born during this year.

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Daily Magick Snippets

Artio, Celtic Goddess of Wild Life, Transformation, and Abundance, is one of the more obscure goddesses in the Celtic pantheon. She is often shown with baskets of plenty and surrounded by animals. Artio is frequently depicted as a bear. Her name comes from the old Celtic word for bear, arth (e), which the Romans Latinized to artos.

Read more…..

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DIY Water candles | Making candles with WATER!?

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Elephant Journal: New Moon Solar Eclipse: 5 Ways to say Yes to Embodiment. {December 2021}

On December fourth, we will experience a solar eclipse with the new moon.
While new moons are always a powerful time to set intentions, solar eclipses help us shine the light on what to say yes to in order to bring that intention into reality.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Whee! Animals Have Fun and Act Silly in Award-Winning Photos
A bear plays peek-a-boo and a prairie dog scares off a bald eagle.

Ground squirrels toss each other in the air. A baby bear plays peek-a-boo. An elephant takes a happy mud bath.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Venus brightest for 2021 around December 3

Venus is the brightest planet. But it shines even more brightly than usual in late November and early December 2021. You can’t miss it if you look west after sunset on any clear evening around now. When it’s this bright, Venus appears as an eerily eye-catching beacon, low in the sky, near the sunset (as now) or sunrise (in early 2022). It’s visible in bright twilight only, blazing out from the pink-colored sky.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Review: New World Witchery
MAT AURYN

I was excited when I first found out that Cory was writing this book, as I knew it would be a passion project for him that he could put his heart into.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Blackbriar – Snow White and Rose Red (feat. Ulli Perhonen)

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Inner Journey:

WATER WISDOM

“When flowing water … meets with obstacles on its path, a blockage in its journey, it pauses. It increases in volume and strength, filling up in front of the obstacle and eventually spilling past it….

“Do not turn and run, for there is nowhere worthwhile for you to go. Do not attempt to push ahead into the danger … emulate the example of the water: Pause and build up your strength until the obstacle no longer represents a blockage.”
— from the ‘I Ching,’ presented in ‘To Build the Life You Want, Create the Work You Love: The Spiritual Dimension of Entrepreneuring’ by Marsha Sinetar

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Isn’t it grand? You know, all the people, millions and millions and millions, who have gorgeous bodies that fill them with pride. Who’ve created enormous wealth, more than they could ever spend. Who have loving friends scattered all over the globe,

And that they’ve done these things not because they’re so smart, but because they just got busy and didn’t take “no” for an answer.

Think about it,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Quick and Easy Pumpkin Mousse

This is a fast easy treat around the holidays. Pour into chocolate shells purchased at any kitchen store for an elegant touch or with graham crackers for dipping. You can also heat ingredients in the microwave on high for 30 second intervals if you are short on time.

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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
November 26, 2021

Appreciation
“I make the most lf all that comes and the least of all that goes.”

-Sara Teasdale


There’s an old saying: “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” It goes. Let it go. Rather than focus on it and invite it to hang around, instead turn your attention to something that deserves your appreciation. Ah! Doesn’t that feel better already?

-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/

The Celtic Tree Month of Elder/ Ruis

Large Elder Bush by Michael & Christa Richert. freeimages.com

The Celtic Tree Month of Elder/ Ruis
November 25 – December 22nd

The theme for this month is death, rebirth, and the return of light. This month begins with the dark time of the year and ends with the birth of the sun at the Winter Solstice. Other names for this tree are Frau Holle (German), Eldrum, Ellhorn, Boure Tree, Lady Ellhorn. The word Elder comes from the Anglo-Saxon word “aeld” meaning fire. Evidently, the young branches have hollow stems which make them useful in making a fire.

TREE INFORMATION

The elder tree is both a tree and a shrub and are members of the honeysuckle family. The shrub grows to about 30 ft. while the tree grows to around 50 ft. Both varieties like damp places along the edge of the woods. Elder has incredible regenerative power and can quickly regrow branches and roots. The tree has beautiful white flowers in the spring, growing in formations that resemble a bridal wreath. The flowers become reddish-black berries and make the most wonderful jellies, jams, and syrups. The branches of the elder tree have a strong resemblance to bones when peeled of their bark. In the middle of the branches is a spongy center that looks similar to marrow. An unsuspecting person might actually believe the bare branches to be human bones!

Elder Blossoms by Michael & Christa Richert/freeimages.com

ELDER IN HEALING

Elder is also a medicinal plant, the berries and flowers have many uses. However, it’s good to point out that the on the whole elder is considered poisonous. The dried berries and flowers make wonderful tea which is high in vitamins A, C, iron, Calcium, and Potassium. This makes it beneficial for colds and sore throats. A distilled version of the flowers is good for treating cuts, burns, and scrapes. Please keep in mind that if you pick elderberries make darn sure that they are ripe. Unripe elderberries cause severe diarrhea.

Elderberry by John Nyberg/freeimages.com

ELDER IN MAGIC & MYTH

The Elder has long been associated with Witches but it appears in Christian myths as the tree of doom. Judas was said to have hung himself from one and the cross of Jesus was made of Elder wood.

The Celts believed that these trees were homes to the Sidhe and treated them with respect, when cut the tree produces a reddish sap that made people believe that the spirit within the tree had been hurt. It is considered very bad luck to harm one but if you must cut or prune an elder tree one should always ask permission first. It is also bad luck to make a cradle for a baby out of Elder, this is because of the tree’s association with death. Planting an elder tree near your home will create good relations with the fae as well as bringing prosperity to the home and its inhabitants. Even today there remain some taboos against burning the wood. Placing elder wood on your windowsill will keep vampires away, you can also wear it to the same effect. The folklore about vampires is said to be much older than the use of garlic.

Use elder for spells of banishing, faery magic, healing, protection, and prosperity. Elder wood is also good for making magical tools, but remember to ask first!

As a magical name Elder is good for the person who is serious about magic. It also invokes mystery, luck, and sturdiness of character.

Elder by Michael & Christa Richert/ freeimages.com

ABOUT ELDER PEOPLE

People born in the Month of Elder can be wonderful healers and seers as well as gifted musicians. They are slow to mature and waste time and energy on things not worthwhile. They can be very curious about profound subjects and study these things intensely. As healers or seers, elder people must choose their words carefully as they can be very persuasive with their speech. They must be careful not to sway the thinking of others and let them make their own decisions.

Correspondences

Deities: The White Goddess, Danu, Cailleach, Boann, Hel, Frey, Vulcan, Venus

Animals: All white animals, raven, pheasant

Sacred Stones: Red Jasper, jet, bloodstone

Compiled and written by Cat from the following sources:
the crystal forest
controversical.com
dutchie.org
The New Book of Magical Names, Phoenix McFarland
Cunninghams Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, Scott Cunningham
Flower and Tree Magic, Richard Webster

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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 November 24, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 24, 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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November Quotes

“Over the river and through the woods
Trot fast my dapple gray.
Spring over the ground
Like a hunting hound
On this Thanksgiving Day, Hey!
Over the river and through the woods
Now Grandmother’s face I spy.
Hurrah for the fun,
Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie.”

  • English folksong, It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

gardendigest.com

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 4 New Moon at 2:14 pm PST/ 3:14 pm MST/ 5:14 pm EST/

Nov 7 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 19 Full Beaver Moon at 12:57 am PST/ 1:57 am MST/ 3:57 am EST/

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

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Spirit Library: Take it Slow
Kate Spreckley


Currently, we are in a powerful space of stillness, where a new energetic environment is forming that will support our expanding consciousness. Within this space our heart, body, mind, and spirit are coming together to create a circle of power that will enable the transformative energy of our soul to reset and upgrade our experience of life.

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What is Norse Paganism? | An Introduction into Northern Spirituality

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Spirituality & Health: 3 Essential Practices for Gratitude
BY DEEPAK CHOPRA, MD


One is to convey thanks to others in writing. “While we may often thank people verbally, a letter can be reread and treasured,” says Chopra, “creating joy and love that will continue to ripple out into the universe

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Daily Tarot Girl: Tarot Reading for Nov 22 – 28

For this week’s reading, I’m using the Osho Zen Tarot…

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Journey Into Dreams: Magic Dream Meaning
Magic in our dreams can be a symbol of transformation and change. Learn what magic means in dreams with these dream interpretation examples.

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MBG: The Most Expansive Zodiac Season Has Arrived: Here’s How To Harness It

Every 30 days or so, the Sun visits a new zodiac sign. During this “season” you’ll feel the prevailing astrological energy—no matter what day of the year you were born. Sagittarius Season 2021 begins November 21 and ends December 21.

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HAIKU: Zen Poems to Leave you Breathless

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Elephant Journal: Shepherds of the Sea, Let’s show the Way. {Poem}

The hunter becomes the hunted, trapped at sea,
A playground no more, littered by thee,

She thrashed, and she turned, yet few could see,

Trapped by the net, made of plastic,

A sorrowful day, for it could be his last,

Read more….

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Treehugger: 10 Impressive Facts About Mesa Verde National Park, a Natural Archeological Wonder


Located in the southwestern corner of Colorado, Mesa Verde National Park is one of the most well-preserved archaeological sites in the United States. The national park, established in 1906, is home to the ruins of about 600 cliff dwellings built by the Ancestral Puebloan people

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EarthSky News: Comet Leonard is 2021’s comet to watch

Comet Leonard still getting brighter
A much-anticipated comet – C/2021 A1 (Leonard) – is brightening and might become 2021’s brightest comet by year’s end. Astronomer Greg Leonard discovered the comet as 2021 began. Discovery images showed a tail for the comet, suggesting we might see a nice tail as Comet Leonard drew closer to the Earth and sun. And telescopic observers and astrophotographers do now see a tail, as photos on this page show.

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Patheos-Pagan: Boundaries: A Meditation for Holidays with Difficult Families
JOHN BECKETT

With everything going on in the world, and with the holidays and challenges that some family gatherings present, it’s a good time to talk about boundaries.

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Pagan Playlist: Fade Under – A Tergo Lupi (tagelharpa & ritual drum – Dark Folk)

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Inner Journey:

LOVE LIFE AND YOURSELF

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
— Lao Tzu

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.

We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.

“It matters not Who you love, Where you love, Why you love, When you love, Or how you love, It matters only that you love.”
— John Lennon

“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?”
— Frank Scully

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

A word on miracles…

Don’t let those that have not yet transpired blind you to those that have.

It really fouls things up.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Best Green Bean Casserole

This great variation of the traditional green bean casserole is topped with French fried onions and Cheddar cheese.

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Cranberry and Sweet Potato Stuffing

Looking for something special to serve up this holiday season? Add some color and flavor to your table with this delicious stuffing. A perfect marriage of sweet and savory, this is a recipe the whole family will love.

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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
November 24, 2021

Appreciation
“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.”

-Gladys Browyn Stern


We know that it is good manners to write thank you notes, and yet it always seems to be a chore. Instead, focus on how the person receiving the note feels to receive your gratitude. It’s not enough to appreciate someone; we need to express it. We need to declare it, and shout it out sometimes!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

Right and wrong are important, yes, but today equally or more important could be doing what helps the most or alleviates the most pain or difficulty for someone or something. It could be as simple as feeding a stray cat, but it could be much more complicated, especially if it involves someone you care deeply for. Try to see things clearly and don’t overreact about anything.

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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/

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 23, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 23, 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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November Quotes

“Autumn is marching on: even the scarecrows are wearing dead leaves.”

  • Otsuyu Nakagawa

gardendigest.com

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 4 New Moon at 2:14 pm PST/ 3:14 pm MST/ 5:14 pm EST/

Nov 7 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 19 Full Beaver Moon at 12:57 am PST/ 1:57 am MST/ 3:57 am EST/

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

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Spirit Library: Stillness of Zero Point
Kate Spreckley

2021 has been a year where we have really felt the push and the pull between the old and the new, the past and the future, which has created both internal and external conflict. However, despite the conflict we stand now in the space between Eclipses, the space between dark and light where the energy shifts into the stillness of zero point.

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QUEEN of All Monsters: Echidna – Greek Mythology Explained

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Spirituality & Health: Astrology Studies: Elemental Wisdom, Part I—Water

BY MYRA GOODMAN

Life begins in water. Access the deep wisdom of this element within you and try a 5-minute guided meditation on water wisdom

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ThoughtCo: Purple Dead Nettle

Like many of the herbs that we can use in magic, purple dead nettle is, for all intents and purposes, a weed. It will take over a spring garden in no time at all, spreading with wild abandon through your yard. So why not take advantage of its folklore and magic, and use it in your workings? It’s a handy little herb to harvest.

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Journey Into Dreams: Hammer Dream Meaning and Symbolism
Hammers are a symbol of strength and power. Dreaming about a hammer can reflect how we are working on things in our life.

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MBG: Everything You Need To Know About Sagittarius: Personality Traits, Compatibility & More

Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac (November 21 to December 21), and it’s represented by a centaur holding a bow and arrow. A mutable fire sign ruled by Jupiter, Sagittarius (or Dhanus in Vedic astrology) energy is adventurous and expansive

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Today’s DIY: Making the best Vanilla Extract you have ever tasted.

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Treehugger: 12 Amazing Soda Lakes Around the World
These surprisingly productive ecosystems can contain a diversity of life.

While the unusual chemical properties and extreme alkalinity of the world’s soda lakes may appear inhospitable for life, soda lakes are in fact among the most productive ecosystems in the world

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EarthSky News: See Orion’s Belt as a celestial bridge

Look for Mintaka in Orion’s Belt
See the three stars at Orion the Hunter’s midsection? These stars are Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka. They’re very noticeable and famous in many cultures as Orion’s Belt. To the Aymara people of Bolivia, Peru and Chile, they represent a celestial bridge. And there’s good reason for that. These stars link the sky’s northern and southern hemispheres.

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Patheos-Pagan: 5 Things I’m Thankful For This Year
JOHN BECKETT

I have mixed feelings about the spiritual practice of gratitude.

On one hand, much of what we enjpy did not come from our own labors. We benefit from the legacies of our ancestors, from the commonwealth of society, from the generosity of our fanily and friends, and from the graxe of our gods,

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Medieval Music – Deirdre’s Dream

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Inner Journey:

GO FOR DEPTH

“Mastery does not come from dabbling. We have to be prepared to pay the price. We need to have the sustained enthusiasm that motivates us to give our best.”
— Eknath Easwaran

Our world now offers us a smorgasbord of opportunities. In the personal growth field alone, there is a myriad of books and products, all promising relief from what ails us. It’s easy to flip quickly from one program to another when something new captures our imagination.

If I long for change in my life, however, I need to do more than skim the surface. I need to make time and take time to both learn new approaches and then — most importantly — to apply what I’ve learned. If I jump around to new techniques too rapidly, I won’t benefit from any of them.

“Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts.”
–Elbert Hubbard

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A Note from the Universe

Always follow your heart, unless it’s been broken, then you must lead it.

Back into love,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

My family begs me to make this creamy baked dish every Thanksgiving and Christmas. What makes it so good is the pecan topping! Try it and I’m sure it will become your new tradition!

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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
November 23, 2021

Appreciation
“Much misconstruction and bitterness are spared to him who thinks naturally upon what he owes to others, rather than on what he ought to expect from them.”

-Elizabeth De Meulan Guizot


Our expectations can get us into trouble, they can keep us from fully participating. Instead of holding back, and asking “what’s in it for me?” we can choose to jump in and say: “how can I help?” Instantly, our perspective shifts, and our mood along with it.

-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 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 November 19, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 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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November Quotes

“It’s all a farce, – these tales they tell
About the breezes sighing,
And moans astir o’er field and dell,
Because the year is dying.”

  • Paul Laurence Dunbar, Lyrics of a Lowly Life

gardendigest.com

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 4 New Moon at 2:14 pm PST/ 3:14 pm MST/ 5:14 pm EST/

Nov 7 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 19 Full Beaver Moon at 12:57 am PST/ 1:57 am MST/ 3:57 am EST/

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

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Spirit Library: Poised & Ready
Kate Spreckley


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The incoming energy is intense as the powerful cosmic forces of the Sun and the Moon gather in preparation for tomorrows Full Moon Eclipse. With this Eclipse we stand poised and ready to leap into the vast unknown.

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Garlic: Spiritual and Magickal Powers I Yeyeo Botanica

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Spirituality & Health:

Astrology Studies: An Introduction to Elemental Wisdom BY MYRA GOODMAN

In this lead-in to our upcoming four-part series, you’re asked four questions to identify which of the classical elements—earth, air, water, or fire—are healthy or weak within you.

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ThoughtCo: How to Make Pagan Prayer Beads

In many magical traditions and religious paths, the use of beads can be a meditative and magical exercise. The best known example of this practice is found, obviously, in the Catholic use of the rosary.

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Journey Into Dreams: Goats Dream Meaning
Goats can mean many things in our dreams. They can represent stubbornness, playfulness, as well as our ability to adapt to new situations.

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MBG: 13 Powerful Rituals To Try During The Next Full Moon

The full moon is the peak of the 28-day lunar cycle, bringing with it a hefty dose of lunar energy. Whether you’re looking to release, manifest something, or simply set aside time to get in touch with yourself, here’s why the full moon is a great moment to do so, plus 13 rituals to try yourself.

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Self Heal — The Little Weed With POWERFUL Benefits

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Elephant Journal: Taurus Full Moon & the Lunar Eclipse: Unearthing Self-Love in Times of Change.

The end of 2021 is fast approaching.
This year brought us more of what we are already familiar with, though perhaps not always comfortable in: tumultuous shifts, episodic confusion, and detours and reroutes bent on liberation of self—even in moments of unperceived forward movement.

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Treehugger: Woods vs. Forest: What’s the Difference?

The difference between woods and forests comes down to canopy cover and tree density. While forests are known for thicker canopy cover (the amount of land covered by the tops of trees), woods usually have a more open canopy and sparser tree density, keeping the soil drier and unshaded.

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EarthSky News: November 2021 partial lunar eclipse longest for 1,000 years

Partial lunar eclipse with near-perfect alignment
The November 19, 2021, partial lunar eclipse – which is best overnight on November 18 for North America – will be the longest such event within a stretch of 1,000 years. The last partial lunar eclipse that stretched longer happened on February 18, 1440. The next time Earth will see a partial lunar eclipse as lengthy as this month’s will be on February 8, 2669. Why is it so long? As you might have guessed, the ordinary movements of worlds in space play a role.

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Patheos-Pagan: A Collection of Minor Hexes and Blessings
SIDNEY EILEEN

It seems like the whole world has been particularly heavy and serious of late, so today I bring you a collection of minor hexes and blessings,

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Pagan Playlist: An Danzza ☽ ☆ ☾ Hekate

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Inner Journey: DEEPER COMMUNICATION

“Once a human being has arrived on this earth, communication is the largest single factor determining what kinds of relationships he makes with others and what happens to him in the world about him.”
— Virginia Satir

How do you typically communicate? Is it through words, gestures, emotions, thoughts, desires, needs, truths, direct perception or intuition? Do you focus more on the other person or on yourself? Do you typically tell, ask or listen?

For a few days, set an intention to be aware of your communication styles and skills. After you’ve spent some time talking with someone, reflect on what your underlying motives were and what level of depth you reached. Write your insights in your journal. This exercise will help you become more aware and conscious of who you are and why you do what you do.

“We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversation with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.”
— Thomas Moore

“You must speak straight so that your words may go as sunlight to our hearts.”
— Cochise

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A Note from the Universe

Another one of the coolest things about the human experience, besides you and trees, is that everyone gets their own joyfully-raving, stoked-to-the-gills, no-holds-barred fan club!

Crazy love abounds…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Grandma’s Corn Bread Dressing

My grandmother often made this for my family at holidays and also just with good homemade meals. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

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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
November 19, 2021

Serving
“Service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth.”

-Shirley Chisholm


Service is a responsibility, and it is also an obligation. We owe it to ourselves to take care of each other – and this is how we do it. It is giving without expectation. It is an expression of love.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Wheel of Fortune

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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