Cat’s Morning Bit Tuesday February 7, 2023

Cat’s Morning Bit Tuesday February 7, 2023

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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February Quotes

“February is merely as long as is needed to pass the time until March.”

Dr. J. R. Stockton

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February Events 2023

Feb 2 Imbolc / Groundhog Day

Feb 5 Full Quickening Moon at 10:28 am PST/ 11:28 am MST/ 1:28 pm EST

Feb 14 Valentines Day

Feb 17 Presidents Day

Feb 18 Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins

Feb 18 Sun enters Pisces

Feb 19/20 New Moon at 11:05 pm PST/ 12:05 am MST/ 2:05 am EST

Feb 20 Presidents Day

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Spirit Library: February 2023 Energy Report
Jennifer Hoffman


If you feel like we just zipped through January and now it’s over and a new month begins, you are not alone. January is the start of the calendar year (but not the solar year) and it’s always a time of readjustment. We are full of hope and anticipation for something different, only to find ourselves, after the first week or 10 days, back in the same old grind and groove.

Read more….

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Spirituality & Health: Toolbox: Spreading Gratitude
by Hunter Liguore

Utilize these seven tools to promote gratitude in your life and in the lives of your loved ones.
The start of the year is a time to celebrate our growth and our power to endure changes and difficulties. Giving gifts to others can express our own gratitude and inspire a steady stream of goodwill the whole year through.

Read more…

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Reformatting my Old Spells/ Chaotic Witch Aunt

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MBG: Why This Is A Perfect Week For New Collaborations, From Astrologers

Ready, set, manifest! With zero planets retrograde this week, the coast is clear to make progress on those 2023 missions. Here’s your weekly horoscope.

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Exemplore; 4 Ways to Replenish Your Inner Resources and Strengthen Your Witchcraft
LYDIA WORKMANOCT 11, 2022

Keeping the Cauldron of Inspiration Bubbling
Magic draws upon your inner resources. If we are too tough on ourselves we become depleted, so it is important to nurture your magic by being gentle with yourself. By constantly replenishing your inner reserves, you can keep your magical self enchanted. In this article,

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Treehugger: 7 Strange Ice Formations

When it’s cold enough for water to turn from liquid to solid, odd things can happen. Indeed, odd things can also happen when temperatures are just right for water to turn from solid to gas, skipping the liquid part entirely.

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Patheos-Pagan: Fairies in Baltic Mythology and Folklore
FEBRUARY 2, 2023 BY NIINA NISKANEN

Fairies​ of the Baltic Lands

Baltic fairy is known as lauma (singular) (plural laumas). Worship of these creatures in Baltic lands dates back to Mesolithic times and belief in them is even older than the Baltic pantheon with different gods and goddesses.

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Pagan Playlist: Adrian Von Ziegler – Woodland Tales

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Inner Journey:

HEAL THE PAST

“What you bring forth out of yourself from the inside will save you. What you do not bring forth out of yourself from the inside will destroy you.”
— Gospel of Thomas

We can transform painful memories by re-imagining them from the soul’s perspective of love and meaning.

Andrew Schneider says that all experiences have the purpose of serving the soul. An experience in the past blocked us because our fear at the time distorted our perception of what happened. To transform this limiting experience, we must bring what was then unconscious into the soul’s realm through consciousness.

We can do this by following these steps:

  1. RECALL the past experience that might inhibit us.
  2. OWN the experience (no judgment, blame, etc.).
  3. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for it and the consequences (i.e., the experience was determined by my subjective perception of what occurred, dictated by my lack of wholeness — specifically my fears).
  4. GIVE IT MEANING (the soul was attempting to gain some kind of mastery or skill, but we didn’t know that at the time).
  5. RE-IMAGINE it from the perspective of soul consciousness (showing its higher purpose)
  6. “Letting go of our suffering is the hardest work we will ever do. It is also the most fruitful. To heal means to meet ourselves in a new way — in the newness of each moment where all is possible and nothing is limited to the old.”
  7. — Stephen Levine

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A Note from the Universe

When you raise the bar I jump higher.

Let’s do this,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Dip

This tangy, creamy Buffalo chicken dip tastes just like Buffalo chicken wings! Perfect for parties and game day, this chicken dip is best served hot with crackers and celery sticks. Everyone loves the results!

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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 Tarot: The Sun

Little or nothing will slow you down or be daunting to you today. You have so much inner strength, and physical strength, too, that people will have trouble keeping up with you. Do something special today, or perhaps excel at something significant and challenging that will be easily within your grasp. You may find out later that you were dazzling and that you inspired several people to more energetically pursue their passions.

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 Monday February 6, 2023

Cat’s Morning Bits Monday February 6, 2023

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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February Quotes

“The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.”

Gertrude S. Wister

gardendigest.com

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February Events 2023

Feb 2 Imbolc / Groundhog Day

Feb 5 Full Quickening Moon at 10:28 am PST/ 11:28 am MST/ 1:28 pm EST

Feb 14 Valentines Day

Feb 17 Presidents Day

Feb 18 Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins

Feb 18 Sun enters Pisces

Feb 19/20 New Moon at 11:05 pm PST/ 12:05 am MST/ 2:05 am EST

Feb 20 Presidents Day

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF MANGO IN A DREAM

One of the most commonly dreamed-of objects is the mango, a juicy, flavorful tropical fruit whose spiritual meaning has captivated people for centuries.

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Viking Magical Plants and the Nine Herbs of Woden

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Spirituality & Health: Guided Meditation: Connect With Your Inner Child
by Julie Peters

Follow along with this gentle guided meditation to get to know your inner child better and help them heal.

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Moody Moons Blog: Love Spell Cream with Rose & Vanilla

Up your romance game with this recipe for love spell cream. With nourishing, wholesome, natural love spell ingredients like rose, vanilla, and coconut, this simple, wearable, skin-worshipping potion gets a boost when timed with the full moon—–especially the February full moon.

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MBG: Calling All February Babies—Here’s What To Know About Your Birthstone

Every month has a designated birthstone (and birth month flower), and for those born in February, their birthstone is amethyst. Here’s what to know about this stone, from its properties to its uses, according to crystal experts.

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Exemplore: Some People Believe in “Quantum Immortality.” This is What that Means
You never really die… you just jump timelines.
DIANA LOGANJAN 25, 2023 8:30 AM EST

Quantum is a popular buzzword these days, as the field of quantum mechanics has made it into the mainstream vernacular, and certainly into pop culture. Though badly understood by most, quantum mechanics is a field of physics that seeks to understand the nature and behavior of particles at the subatomic level, behaviors that often aren’t explained by the laws of classic physics

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Treehugger: These Fireflies Flirt With Heart-Shaped Lanterns
Every species of flashing firefly uses a secret code to attract their mates—these ones do it with a light-up heart.

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EarthSky News: Cassiopeia the Queen reigns in February

Cassiopeia the Queen in late winter and early spring

On late northern winter evenings and throughout spring, Cassiopeia the Queen descends from her throne in the northwest after nightfall. Cassiopeia is one of the easiest constellations to spot because of its distinctive shape. Cassiopeia looks like the letter W or M.

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Patheos-Pagan: Honoring the Wild: Reclaiming Witchcraft and Environmental Activism
FEBRUARY 3, 2023 BY IRISANYA MOON

I believe in the power of story to fuel activism.

So when it was proposed that I write about Reclaiming for Moon Books’ Earth Spirit series, it was clear I was not the person to write it. Well, not the ONLY person.

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Pagan Playlist: Herr Mannelig

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Inner Journey: ONE STEP AT A TIME

“What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.”
— Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Does the prospect of changing and growing seem monumental to you? Just too much to tackle?

Then consider this approach. Take a simple step of affirming your openness to experience more or something new. Or a different first step might be to let go of judgment by embracing the neutral. Begin to see the people, activities and things around you as neither good nor bad.

A journey is made of many small steps. Don’t focus on a far-off destination if you’re not clear how to get there. Build a foundation that is solid for you. We get to new places one step at a time.

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

“One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.”
— John Wanamaker

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A Note from the Universe

An unmistakable trait of every true genius, is their persistent awareness of how much more there is to know.

And an unmistakable trait of every true sage is their persistent awareness of how much more there is to love.

Loving you more today than yesterday,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Seven-Layer Taco Dip

This taco dip is always a big hit at parties and family get-togethers. People gather around the platter until it’s gone!

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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

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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 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 Thursday February 2, 2023 “Imbolc Edition”

Cat’s Morning Bits Thursday February 2, 2023 “Imbolc Edition”

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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February Quotes

“The word February is believed to have derived from the name ‘Februa’ taken from the Roman ‘Festival of Purification’. The root ‘februo’ meaning to ‘I purify by sacrifice’. As part of the seasonal calendar February is the time of the ‘Ice Moon’ according to Pagan beliefs, and the period described as the ‘Moon of the Dark Red Calf’ by Black Elk. February has also been known as ‘Sprout-kale’ by the Anglo-Saxons in relation to the time the kale and cabbage was edible.”

Mystical WWW

gardendigest.com

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February Events 2023

Feb 2 Imbolc / Groundhog Day

Feb 5 Full Quickening Moon at 10:28 am PST/ 11:28 am MST/ 1:28 pm EST

Feb 14 Valentines Day

Feb 17 Presidents Day

Feb 18 Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins

Feb 18 Sun enters Pisces

Feb 19/20 New Moon at 11:05 pm PST/ 12:05 am MST/ 2:05 am EST

Feb 20 Presidents Day

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Pioneer Thinking: Enchanted Perfume Recipe

Easy to make and truly inspired, our Enchanted Perfume recipe is soon to become your favorite.

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Imbolc | how to celebrate midwinter

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Spirituality & Health: An Imbolc Fire Ritual
by Julie Peters

Honor the pagan festival of Imbolc with a simple ritual designed to release the heaviness of winter and invite in the healing fire of springtime.

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Learn Religions: How to Take a Cleansing Ritual Bath

By Patti Wigington
Updated on March 02, 2019


Imbolc is known as a time of purification and cleansing. A great way to incorporate this into your magical practice is to take a ritual cleansing bath.

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Let’s Go Ireland:Complete Guide to Imbolc: Imbolc Blessings, Traditions and History

The Spring Celebration of Imbolc
Imbolc is an ancient festival celebrating the change in seasons from winter to spring. It has ancient origins predating Christianity and also probably the arrival of the Celts in Ireland. Recently there has been more awareness about this seasonal celebration and its popularity has grown as people wish to reconnect more with nature, as well as embrace the mix between old Celtic and Christian traditions in Ireland.

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“Away in a meadow all covered with snow
The little old groundhog looks for his shadow
The clouds in the sky determine our fate
If winter will leave us all early or late.”

Don Halley

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Exemplore: Seven Crystals for Imbolc
CLAIREAUG 3, 2022 5:24 PM EDT

Imbolc (also known as Candlemas, or Brigid’s Day), is the point on the wheel of the year that focuses on the return of spring. It marks the transformation of the goddess from crone to maiden.

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Soma Luna: Wiccan Sabbat Incense Recipes: Imbolc

Imbolc is also called Candlemass. It was originally celebrated on February 2nd or thereabouts. Imbolc is a Greater Sabbat Day, and marks the beginning of Spring, which reaches its height on Ostara at the Spring Equinox. Imbolc is one of the four Fire Festivals that marked the Celtic calendar.

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EarthSky News: Groundhog Day is an astronomy holiday

Groundhog Day is a cross-quarter day
Every February 2 since 1887, Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania has made his weather prediction. If it’s sunny and he sees his shadow, it’s said we’ll see six more weeks of winter. If it’s cloudy and he doesn’t see his shadow, it’s said to mean an early spring.

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Patheos-Pagan: 9 Ways to Celebrate Imbolc
JANUARY 22, 2023 BY LISA WAGONER

Imbolc is coming! For those of us devoted to Brigid, this celebration is one of the highlights on the Wheel of the Year. Along with honoring Brigid, it also heralds that Spring is on its way. The thought of that alone can put a Spring in your step, and I look forward to this bright spot in the days of ongoing winter weather.

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Pagan Playlist: Lisa Thiel Imbolc

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Inner Journey:

IS YOUR EGO INVOLVED?

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

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

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

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

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

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Today’s Recipe: Imbolc Cream Cheese & Lemon Seed Cookies

These seed cookies are a clever way to celebrate Imbolc and the coming season of spring.

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New Age Hipster: IMBOLC TAROT SPREAD AND RITUAL IDEAS

IMBOLC BLESSINGS GORGEOUS SOULS!
Imbolc is the pagan fire festival celebrated halfway between winter solstice and the spring equinox.

Saint Brigid is associated with this festival as she is the pagan goddess of fire, growth, new beginnings and spring.

Read more…

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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 Wednesday February 1, 2023

Cat’s Morning Bits Wednesday February 1, 2023

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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February Quotes

“Loud are the thunder drums in the tents of the mountains.
Oh, long, long
Have we eaten chia seeds
and dried deer’s flesh of the summer killing.
We are tired of our huts
and the smoky smell of our clothing.
We are sick with the desire for the sun
And the grass on the mountain.”

Paiute Late Winter Song

gardendigest.com

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February Events 2023

Feb 2 Imbolc / Groundhog Day

Feb 5 Full Quickening Moon at 10:28 am PST/ 11:28 am MST/ 1:28 pm EST

Feb 14 Valentines Day

Feb 17 Presidents Day

Feb 18 Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins

Feb 18 Sun enters Pisces

Feb 19/20 New Moon at 11:05 pm PST/ 12:05 am MST/ 2:05 am EST

Feb 20 Presidents Day

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Spirit Library: February 2023 Ascension Energies – Restriction
Jamye Price

Blessed Beings, as you move forward within the density of Earth, you are breathing with the cycles of Time, with form and with the collective. What may seem like Restriction is an experience of movement.

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A Modern Witch’s Guide to Celebrating Imbolc – Witchcraft – wheel of the year – Magical Crafting

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Spirituality & Health: 22 Affirmations for Shamanic Journeying
by Shannon Kaiser

Use these 22 affirmations to develop and strengthen your shamanic journeying practice.

As we start the new year, feeling better may be a primary focus for you. There are many ways to shift into a higher vibration and alter our consciousness, such as dancing, breathwork, yoga, journaling, mindful eating, and meditation. One of the most healing practices we can engage in as we start fresh is shamanic journeying.

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Learn Religions: Imbolc Rituals and Ceremonies

By Patti Wigington
Updated on April 28, 2019
Imbolc is a time of celebration and ritual, often honoring Brighid, the goddess of the hearth. This is also a time of new beginnings and of purification. Celebrate the Imbolc season by performing rites and rituals that honor the themes of the end of winter.

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MBG: February 2023 Horoscope: All Quiet On The Cosmic Front?

Is this thing on, universe? The February 2023 planetary lineup is relatively uneventful—blessed by the fact that there are no retrograde planets in the sky! (Wait…cognitive dissonance moment…)

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Exemplore: 13 Most Haunted Restaurants in the World
CRISTINA VANTHULJAN 27, 2023 4:33 PM EST

Frightfully Haunted Restaurants
If spending a night in a haunted hotel is just a bit too thrilling for you, perhaps a meal in a haunted restaurant is more your speed. These 13 eateries are the most haunted restaurants in the world. They’re known for serving up frightfully good thrills alongside frightfully good meals.

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Patheos-Pagan: A Pagan Look at the Origins of the Universe
JANUARY 29, 2023 BY JOHN BECKETT

Last week, two people – one Pagan, one Christian – asked me “how did the universe come into being?” I wasn’t able to go into any depth with either answer, and I want to do that here in this post.

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Inner Journey:

STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

“The burden is equal to the horse’s strength.”
— The Talmud

What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?

If you make a list of the two and study them, you may discover they match.

Life needs us to bring our strengths to the world. To encourage us to do so, we have weaknesses that give rise to problems that require us to call on our strengths to solve them. Ingenious, don’t you think?

“Our weaknesses are divine gifts that when embraced will enable us to make our purposeful contribution to the whole, which is why we incarnated in the first place.”
— Andrew Schneider

“We acquire the strength we have overcome.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A Note from the Universe

Accidents, coincidences, and serendipities don’t create dreams.

Your dreams create them.

Dream away,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Peanut Butter Pound Cake


Nutty pound cake with a crunchy topping.

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February Birthstone : Amethyst

Birthstone Color: Purple

If gazing into the sparkling purple depths of an Amethyst suffuses you with a sense of powerful well being, this is only to be expected. The ancient Greeks believed that this gemstone held many powers, among them protection against intoxication. In fact, the word Amethyst comes from the Greek word “amethystos,” meaning sober. In ancient Greece, the gemstone was associated with the god of wine, and it was common practice to serve this beverage from Amethyst goblets in the belief that this would prevent overindulgence. Even today, Amethyst is considered a stabilizing force for those struggling to overcome addictive behaviors.

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

It’s possible that you’re putting yourself under more stress and pressure than anyone or anything else going on around you. It’s not necessary to beat yourself up emotionally like this. Things are fine and you can make things even better if you curtail the urge to obsessively dwell on only what and who is letting you down. Be your own best friend and give yourself credit for what you’re doing right.

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 Monday January 30, 2023

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday January 30, 2023

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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January Quotes

“Frozen puddles–
the crack of axes
from four directions.
January sun–
puddle after puddle
becomes mud.”

Michael P. Garofalo, Cuttings – January

gardendigest.com

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January Events 2023

Jan 1 Happy New Year!

Jan 5 Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 6 Full “Wolf”  Moon  3:07 pm PST/ 4:07 pm MST/ 6:07 pm EST

Jan 12 Mars goes Direct

Jan 16 MLK Jr. Day

Jan 18 Mercury goes direct

Jan 20 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan 21 New Moon at  12:53 pm PST/ 1:53 pm MST/ 3:53 pm EST 

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan 22 Lunar New Year of the Rabbit

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spirit Library: Weekly Forecast: January 29 – February 4, 2023
Kelly M. Beard


1/29 ~ Sun (core identity) ~trine~ Mars (desire):
This is a powerful energy for solidifying who you are, what you want and what you are capable of. It brings out your desire to be truly self-sustained & independent,

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So you Want to Start Practicing Witchcraft

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Spiritual Unite: HAIRY CATERPILLAR SPIRITUAL MEANING

As small, furry creatures that make their way around the Earth, hairy caterpillars have often been thought to carry spiritual meanings.

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Learn Religions: Brighid, the Hearth Goddess of Ireland

By Patti Wigington
Updated on January 10, 2018


In Irish mythological cycles, Brighid (or Brighit), whose name is derived from the Celtic brig or “exalted one”, is the daughter of the Dagda, and therefore one of the Tuatha de Dannan.

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MBG: There’s One Day This Week That’s Perfect For Taking Risks, Astrologers Say

With the Sun beaming in collaborative Aquarius since January 20, the spirit of progress and unity is in the air. But there could be some hiccups ahead. Here’s your weekly horoscope, from The AstroTwins.

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Exemplore: 10 Most Haunted Roads in the World
MIKE GRINDLEJAN 25, 2023 5:06 PM EST

You’ve probably heard of a haunted manor or a haunted castle, but how about a haunted road? Well, they might be more common than you think. You can find stories of ghostly hitchhikers, ethereal pedestrians, and even phantom cars worldwide.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon occults Mars January 30-31

The waxing gibbous moon occults Mars on the night of January 30-31, 2023, for parts of the globe including southern North America, the Caribbean, northern South America and other areas. Also look for the red star Aldebaran, fiery Eye of Taurus the Bull, nearby. And the eye-catching constellation Orion the Hunter will finish out the cosmic scene. Chart via John Jardine Goss/ EarthSky.

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Patheos-Pagan: The blossoming of the silver flower: shamanic rituals of creation
JANUARY 21, 2023 BY BEN H. GAGNON


Reenacting the moment of creation inside the body and mind has long been a cross-cultural shamanic practice.
The majority of creation myths begin with a source of heat evaporating dormant waters into the first clouds and storms – the birth of weather and the perpetual water cycle (see previous column for more on this).

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Pagan Playlist: Ocean Fantasy Music – Dreams of Atlantis | Mystery, Enchanted

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Inner Journey:

TRANSFORMATION

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
— William Faulkner

Longing for a miracle that will transform your life? Miracles happen, and if we don’t want that magic to disappear on us, we need to learn from each epiphany — to integrate it, apply it, and build on it so we can permanently shift to a new level of being.

The real key to fulfillment lies in ONGOING transformation: building our awareness of daily opportunities to change our perceptions and raise our consciousness. Life is about dissolving the old and creating anew. The more we open to accepting and learning from every life experience, the more our lives transform.

“Enlightenment must come little by little — otherwise it would overwhelm.”
— Idries Shah

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

A little workshop on amassing wealth and abundance:

Think abundantly.

Thought is the greatest investment vehicle of all time—no matter what’s happening within any economy. Thoughts have their own economy, and now is a super-great time to get in on the ground floor. I can take most any old invisible thought of yours and turn it into a mine of gold, a mountain of cash, or a well of prosperity.

The best is yet to come. Invest in yourself, think wisely, follow your hunches, and live the life of your dreams.

Right about now,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: 13 Immune-Boosting Citrus Salads

Savor bright, striking flavor and boost your immune system when citrus is on the menu. These bold salads incorporate fruits like grapefruit, lime, and orange in tantalizing ways that guarantee to make your next meal memorable

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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

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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 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 Friday January 27, 2023

Cat’s Morning Bits for Friday January 27, 2023

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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January Quotes

“No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference. It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left. It is the nativity of our common Adam.”

Charles Lamb

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January Events 2023

Jan 1 Happy New Year!

Jan 5 Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 6 Full “Wolf”  Moon  3:07 pm PST/ 4:07 pm MST/ 6:07 pm EST

Jan 12 Mars goes Direct

Jan 16 MLK Jr. Day

Jan 18 Mercury goes direct

Jan 20 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan 21 New Moon at  12:53 pm PST/ 1:53 pm MST/ 3:53 pm EST 

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan 22 Lunar New Year of the Rabbit

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Preparing for Imbolc 🌱 Ideas DIY’s and Rituals

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Spirituality & Health: The Goddess Brigid and the Star Tarot Card
Messages of Hope and Resilience
by Julie Peters

The goddess Brigid—widely celebrated on February 1st—and the Star tarot card have much in common. Explore how these two figures represent resilience after collapse.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Hold An Imbolc House Cleansing Ritual

By Patti Wigington
Updated on January 20, 2018


No one really likes to clean, but we all know we feel better when our physical space is tidy. It’s one of life’s necessary chores. Start your spring off with a good thorough cleaning, and then follow that up with a spiritual cleansing.

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Pioneer Thinking: Sore Throat Remedy

The best way to cure a real sore throat in adults is using a gargle. Children are not able to gargle, so a throat compress or a homeopathic medicine is a better sore throat remedy for them.

Read more:

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Exemplore: Everything You Need to Know About the Sun as a Ruling Planet
ANDREA LAWRENCEJAN 24, 2023 4:09 PM EST

The Sun is one of the most important objects in astrology. Your astrological sign is based on where the Sun was located at the time of your birth.

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Moody Moons: I Don’t Care What the Witchcraft Cultural Appropriation Police Think. And Neither Should You.

The concept of cultural appropriation—an idea shaped & popularized largely by an elite class of Ivy League intellectuals in the 1980s–has permeated witchcraft in the last decade.

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EarthSky News: Capella is sometimes called the Goat Star

Capella shines brightly on winter nights
The star Capella is prominent on Northern Hemisphere winter evenings. It’s also known as Alpha Aurigae because it’s the brightest star in the constellation Auriga the Charioteer. Plus, Capella is the northernmost star in the huge asterism, or star pattern, known as the Winter Hexagon. It’s the sixth-brightest star in our night sky (or seventh in all, if you count the sun).

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Patheos-Pagan: Working with the Ancestors: Healing the Scapegoat
JANUARY 25, 2023 BY KATIE GERRARD

When you combine ancestor work with psychology it becomes beautifully multifaceted. Exploring the role of the scapegoat within your ancestry can be powerful and transformative.

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Inner Journey:

REVIEW YOUR LIFE

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
— James Levin

Take a few minutes today to reflect on what has happened recently and to put the last week in perspective. What made an impact on you this last week? What do you want to set as a goal for next week?

Reflection helps us step back from the details of our lives and see the bigger picture with fresh eyes. It’s worth a few moments of your time. Review your week and come up with at least one conclusion, insight or learning and write it in your journal.

“Just because we increase the speed of information doesn’t mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.”
— Dale Dauten

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Accidents, coincidences, and serendipities don’t create dreams.

Your dreams create them.

Dream away,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Eggplant Parmesan

This easy eggplant Parmesan recipe has layers of crispy, breaded eggplant slices that have been baked, instead of fried. The combination of crunchy bread crumbs, tomato sauce, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese is guaranteed to please!

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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

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

If you’re hesitant to do something or to make a decision, that’s OK. What urgently needs to be done will be done, so don’t worry about it. There may simply be too many options and too many conflicting requests coming up all at the same time. Sometimes hesitation can be a sign of prudence and a refreshing change from impulsiveness.

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 Thursday January 26, 2023

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday January 26, 2023

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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January Quotes

“Long yellow rushes bending
above the white snow patches;
purple and gold ribbon
of the distant wood:
what an angle
you make with each other as
you lie there in contemplation.”
–  William Carlos Williams, January Morning – XII

gardendigest.com

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January Events 2023

Jan 1 Happy New Year!

Jan 5 Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 6 Full “Wolf”  Moon  3:07 pm PST/ 4:07 pm MST/ 6:07 pm EST

Jan 12 Mars goes Direct

Jan 16 MLK Jr. Day

Jan 18 Mercury goes direct

Jan 20 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan 21 New Moon at  12:53 pm PST/ 1:53 pm MST/ 3:53 pm EST 

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan 22 Lunar New Year of the Rabbit

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spirit Library: Earth Triage
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

You likely feel as if the earth will always be chaotic, as if everyone is angry enough to harm others or themselves despite your best attempts to find joy in your world.

Read more….

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How to celebrate Imbolc | Pagan customs & midwinter rituals & folk witchcraft

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Spirituality & Health: An Imbolc Fire Ritual
by Julie Peters

Honor the pagan festival of Imbolc with a simple ritual designed to release the heaviness of winter and invite in the healing fire of springtime.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Crafts for the Imbolc Sabbat

By Patti Wigington
Updated on November 13, 2019


Imbolc falls on February 2, and it’s a time to celebrate the goddess Brighid, as well as rejoice in knowing that the end of winter is coming soon. This is the season when the ewes are nursing their newly born lambs, and spring and the planting season are right around the corner.

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MBG: Your Feng Shui Forecast and Flower Ally for 2023—Year of the Black Yin Water Rabbit

The Lunar New Year falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice, when the moon is dark in the sky. Over the next 15 days it waxes as it begins to get brighter and brighter

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Exemplore: Ways to Conduct a Transformational New Moon Ritual
LYDIA WORKMANNOV 1, 2022

What Is the New Moon?
The New Moon is the lunar phase when the Moon first appears as a small crescent in the sky. It occurs right after the Sun and the Moon have been in conjunct. This is the very beginning of the Waxing Moon phase and is a powerful time to start taking the initial steps toward projects you wish to bear fruit

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EarthSky News: Moon near Jupiter January 25 and 26

Waxing crescent moon near Jupiter
On the evenings of January 25 and 26, 2023, the waxing crescent moon meets up with Jupiter. So if you see a bright “star” near the moon on those evenings, it’s the planet Jupiter. You can’t miss them if you look!

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Patheos-Pagan: When Did You Know You Were a Witch?
JANUARY 25, 2023 BY JOHN BECKETT

If you’ve ever tried to get an answer from Google that requires more than about three words, you understand the importance of asking the right question in the right way.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: The Great Nothing – Sapphire Moon (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:THE KEY TO CREATIVITY

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge islimited. Imagination encircles the world.”
— Albert Einstein

Do you know the key to creativity?

It rhymes with weed. It produces the oak tree. We often eat it or grind it up for flour. It can mean cause or origination. You guessed it. It is SEED.

Our minds love to associate one thing to another. But as we get stuck in very fixed patterns of thinking, we think of fewer and fewer connections. We are ruled by habits, associations and automatic responses. So we must stimulate our thinking with lots of different seeds to chart new paths in our brains.

“Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.”
— Napoleon Hill

“Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in amuseum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardwarestore and fashion in an airport.”
— Robert Wieder

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A Note from the Universe

Don’t forget, to put a picture of yourself in your scrapbook or on your vision board!

I’d hate to deliver your new thriving business and a steady income to the wrong person.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Eggnog Custard

This eggnog custard is a holiday favorite in my family. The custard is soft and yummy! If you like eggnog, you should try this dish.

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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

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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 Tuesday January 24, 2023

Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday January 24, 2023

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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January Quotes

“Brew me a cup for a winter’s night.
For the wind howls loud and the furies fight;
Spice it with love and stir it with care,
And I’ll toast our bright eyes,
my sweetheart fair.”

Minna Thomas Antrim

gardendigest.com

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January Events 2023

Jan 1 Happy New Year!

Jan 5 Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 6 Full “Wolf”  Moon  3:07 pm PST/ 4:07 pm MST/ 6:07 pm EST

Jan 12 Mars goes Direct

Jan 16 MLK Jr. Day

Jan 18 Mercury goes direct

Jan 20 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan 21 New Moon at  12:53 pm PST/ 1:53 pm MST/ 3:53 pm EST 

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan 22 Lunar New Year of the Rabbit

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spiritual Unite: THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF KATYDIDS

Katydids are often associated with spiritual growth and intuition. In many cultures, they are regarded as symbols of protection and thought to bring luck, love, relationships, and opportunities.

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Road Opening Oil Recipe and Road Opening Spell – Magical Crafting – Witchcraft – Magic Spell

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Spirituality & Health: The Spiritual Meaning of Imbolc
by Julie Peters

Imbolc is a holiday of hope, a celebration of the goddess Brigid, and the perfect time to honor your inner fire.
Imbolc is an ancient Celtic festival day held on February 1 each year. This is a cross-quarter day, marking the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, that invites the beginning of spring.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Deities of Imbolc

By Patti Wigington
Updated on November 11, 2018


Although traditionally Imbolc is associated with Brighid, the Irish goddess of hearth and home, there are a number of other deities who are represented at this time of year. Thanks to Valentine’s Day, many gods and goddesses of love and fertility are honored at this time.

Read more….

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MBG: What Does The Color Red Represent Spiritually? Here’s What To Know, From Color Experts

All of us have our own personal associations with colors, and when it comes to red, it could remind you of passion—or intense rage. Curious what the color represents spiritually? Here’s what experts and research have to say.

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Exemplore: Free Printable Book of Shadows Blank Pages
MACKENZIE SAGE WRIGHTAUG 3, 2022

What’s in Your Book of Shadows?
I love my Book of Shadows—it’s an important Wiccan tool. I want it to not only contain important information, but I want it to look nice. I’m an artistic person, and I like to look at things that are aesthetically pleasing.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: M41: A faint star cluster near bright Sirius

Find star cluster M41
Do you want to see a star cluster? Then just look for nighttime’s brightest star, Sirius, in the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog. A lovely star cluster – called Messier 41 or M41 – lies near Sirius. If you can’t see the star cluster, it’s probably because your sky isn’t dark enough. So try looking for it in binoculars.

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Patheos-Pagan: Nine Ways to Celebrate Imbolc
JANUARY 22, 2023 BY LISA WAGONER

Imbolc is coming! For those of us devoted to Brigid, this celebration is one of the highlights on the Wheel of the Year. Along with honoring Brigid, it also heralds that Spring is on its way.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: seahorses – Moons of Dust and Wind [Full Album]

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Inner Journey:

ALL IS MIND

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

I wish I could tell you, how beautiful life really is, how safe you always are, and of the love that constantly bathes you.

How powerful you are, how much you can have, and of the glories that await.

Of the perfection, the magic, and the infinite possibilities that fill your every day.

But you made me promise, “no matter what,” to let you discover these things for yourself.

Spiritual gangsta’,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Jessica’s Red Beans and Rice

My company had a Mardi Gras party and I wanted to make a flavorful red beans and rice recipe that everyone would love!

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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 Tarot: Death

Say goodbye to some old useless habit and welcome the chance to develop a new habit that will serve you better and take you further. The Death card is not so much the end of anything as it is the shutting off of some automatic pilot switch and getting you back out under your own power again. Be strong. You can more fully embrace this change in the near future.

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 Monday January 23, 2023

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday January 23, 2023

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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January Quotes

“Janus was invoked at the commencement of most actions; even in the worship of the other gods the votary began by offering wine and incense to Janus. The first month in the year was named from him; and under the title of Matutinus he was regarded as the opener of the day. Hence he had charge of the gates of Heaven, and hence, too, all gates, Januoe, were called after him, and supposed to be under his care. Hence, perhaps, it was, that he was represented with a staff and key, and that he was named the Opener (Patulcius), and the Shutter (Clusius).

“Mary Ann Dwight, Grecian and Roman Mythology

gardendigest.com

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January Events 2023

Jan 1 Happy New Year!

Jan 5 Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 6 Full “Wolf”  Moon  3:07 pm PST/ 4:07 pm MST/ 6:07 pm EST

Jan 12 Mars goes Direct

Jan 16 MLK Jr. Day

Jan 18 Mercury goes direct

Jan 20 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan 21 New Moon at  12:53 pm PST/ 1:53 pm MST/ 3:53 pm EST 

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan 22 Lunar New Year of the Rabbit

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Worts + Cunning Apothecary: Expanding the Dream: Tarot and Tea for Aquarius Season
January 20, 2023 / Alexis J. Cunningfolk

Welcome to Aquarius Season and my latest post on tarot practices and herbal allies for the twelve seasons of the zodiac (you can learn more about the whole series over here).

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Lunar Witchcraft | Working magic with the moon

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Spirituality & Health: 5 Lessons From Lunar New Year to Support Sleep
by Monica Le Baron

Use these five lessons to start the Year of the Rabbit on the right foot by making sleep a priority and allowing an abundance of rest to hop through your front door.

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Learn Religions: Imbolc Traditions and Customs

By Patti Wigington
Updated on January 10, 2018


Ever wonder why we celebrate Imbolc the way we do? From the ancient Roman festival of Februalia to the legend of St. Valentine, this time of year is rich in custom and tradition. Learn about some of the folklore and history behind today’s Imbolc celebrations.

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MBG: What Astrologers Want You To Know About The (Enchanting) Week Ahead

The Sun is beaming into Aquarius for its first full week, bringing a lively and electrifying energy to the world. But while you’re plugging into the collective grid, make sure you can unplug just as quickly. Here’s your horoscope.

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Exemplore: Book of Shadows Essentials
VSNAPDRAGYNAUG 3, 2022

What Is a Book of Shadows?
Your BOS (Book of Shadows) is a collection of information that you will need to keep in your magickal journey.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 8 Ways to Use Bentonite Clay in Your Beauty Routine
This versatile, natural clay can do wonders to your hair and skin.

Bentonite clay is an aluminum phyllosilicate clay that has been used in a variety of ways for centuries. Named after Fort Benton, Wyoming, where it is abundantly found, this clay’s absorption and antimicrobial properties make it a popular skincare ingredient

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EarthSky News: The 5 petals of Venus and its 8-year cycle

What is the pentagram or petals of Venus?
When plotted geocentrically – from an Earth-centered perspective – there is a highly noticeable rhythm in the motion of Venus. After eight years, it returns to the same place in our sky on about the same date. This is known as the eight-year cycle of Venus, a

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Patheos-Pagan: Imbolc: Honoring the Goddess Brighid
JANUARY 18, 2023 BY JOHN BECKETT

It seems like we just finished the Winter Solstice, but Imbolc will be here in two weeks. Imbolc – on February 1st – is the first holy day on the modern Pagan Wheel of the Year… first on the secular calendar, anyway.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: In The Waking World – Lost at Sea [Full Album]

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Inner Journey:

FEELING TRAPPED? SLOW DOWN!

“If you’re having difficulty coming up with new ideas, then slow down. For me, slowing down has been a tremendous source of creativity. It has allowed me to open up — to know that there’s life under the earth and that I have to let it come through me in a new way. Creativity exists in the present moment. You can’t find it anywhere else.”
— Natalie Goldberg

Feeling trapped in some way? Give yourself space. Space to do nothing but breathe. To intentionally relax those tight muscles. To just for a few precious minutes, let it all go.

The world will keep turning if you tune out for a short while. And your world will begin to recover its balance.

“It’s important to be heroic, ambitious, productive, efficient, creative, and progressive, but these qualities don’t necessarily nurture soul. The soul has different concerns, of equal value: downtime for reflection, conversation, and reverie; beauty that is captivating and pleasuring; relatedness to the environs and to people; and any animal’s rhythm of rest and activity.”
— Thomas Moore

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A Note from the Universe

If you just whistle every now and then, skip every thousandth step or so; skim the odd stone across the odd pond; go dancing on the occasional blue moon, if only alone in the dark; dress up sometimes, even with nowhere to go…

For simply stirring up some little bit of hope, no matter how silly or disconnected your actions seem to be with the rest of the world, magic flashes in the unseen, friends are summoned, connections are timed, stars are aligned, opportunities are crystallized, and serendipities are calculated, creating possibilities for new realities that cannot now even be imagined from where you presently stand.

Shazaam…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 20 Blood Orange Recipes to Brighten Your Winter

Blood oranges, with their vibrant hue and fresh flavor, will add a little color to even the gloomiest days. Plus, the winter fruit is chock-full of vitamin C — an absolute essential during the cooler months.

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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

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess
Let intuition be your guide today and you won’t go too far wrong. If something doesn’t need to be done or delivered instantly, take your time and let events, situations, and people claim the time and attention they seem to want. Things want to sort themselves out for you, in the best ways. Don’t introduce complications. Be decisive when necessary but otherwise step up, too, and be pleasantly surprised.

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)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday January 18, 2023

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday January 18, 2023

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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January Quotes

“It snowed and snowed, the whole world over,
Snow swept the world from end to end.
A candle burned on the table;
A candle burned.”

Boris Pasternak, Dr. Zhivago

gardendigest.com

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January Events 2023

Jan 1 Happy New Year!

Jan 5 Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 6 Full “Wolf”  Moon  3:07 pm PST/ 4:07 pm MST/ 6:07 pm EST

Jan 12 Mars goes Direct

Jan 16 MLK Jr. Day

Jan 18 Mercury goes direct

Jan 20 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan 21 New Moon at  12:53 pm PST/ 1:53 pm MST/ 3:53 pm EST 

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan 22 Lunar New Year of the Rabbit

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spiritual Unite:DREAM OF BEING PULLED BY INVISIBLE FORCE – KNOW THE MEANING

Have you ever had a dream where an invisible force was pulling you? I have. It’s a strange feeling to struggle against something you cannot see.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Crafts for the Imbolc Sabbat

By Patti Wigington
Updated on November 13, 2019


Imbolc falls on February 2, and it’s a time to celebrate the goddess Brighid, as well as rejoice in knowing that the end of winter is coming soon. This is the season when the ewes are nursing their newly born lambs, and spring and the planting season are right around the corner

Read more….

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Exemplore: Seven Crystals for Imbolc
CLAIREAUG 3, 2022


The Return of Spring
Imbolc (also known as Candlemas, or Brigid’s Day), is the point on the wheel of the year that focuses on the return of spring. It marks the transformation of the goddess from crone to maiden

Read more….

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Treehugger: What’s the Difference Between Alligators and Crocodiles?

Most of us aren’t going out of our way to get up close and personal with any large-toothed reptiles. But on the off chance you find yourself zipping through the coastal wetlands of the southeastern United States or the tropical climates of northern Australia, you may want to know the difference between alligators and crocodiles.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: The green comet: Comet 2022 E3 ZTF

You may have heard about the green comet C/2022 E3 ZTF. The fact is, green, though in the middle of the visible spectrum, is relatively rare as an impression given to our eyes by astronomical objects. So why is this comet green? It’s thought to be due to a reaction of diatomic carbon (C2) molecules.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Introducing the mythical whooper swan, Virgin Queen of birds
JANUARY 15, 2023 BY BEN H. GAGNON

Naturalists of the ancient world once believed the whooper swan was the original ancestor of all birds. It was the first avian species to receive a Latin name, Cygnus. In Siberia and northern Japan, shamanic cultures identified the whooper as their ancestral mother.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: White Sun – White Sun II (Full Album)

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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

Don’t forget to put a picture of yourself in your scrapbook or on your vision board!

I’d hate to deliver your new thriving business and a steady income to the wrong person.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Air Fryer Puffed Butter Beans

Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, puffed butter beans will be your new favorite healthy snack. Cooked in the air fryer to create a golden, savory shell, these beans can add delicious texture to soups, salads, and snack mixes. Toss with your favorite fresh or dried seasonings to add even more flavor.

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

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Daily Tarot: The Star
Despite any confusion of the day, you’ll be the calm and serene center of any activities. Your calmness will be contagious, too, so look forward to being surrounded by people who want to cooperate with you and be helpful before being directly asked. Take your calm state of mind into the evening, rest well, and see how much you can take with you into tomorrow.

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.

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