Cat’s Morning Bits for June 1, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 1, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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June is named after the Roman goddess Juneo, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women. .”

June 8 World Oceans Day


June 10 New Moon at 3:52 am PST/ 4:52 am MST/ 6:52 am EST // Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Flag Day

June 15 Worldwide Day of Giving

June 20 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice/ Father’s Day/ Sun enters Cancer

June 22 Mercury goes direct

June 24 Full Moon 11:39 am PST/ 12:39 pm MST/ 2:39 pm EST


Spirit Library: Healing & Shifting Consciousness (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are in a window of time that holds a very powerful space for real change both internally and externally. With Mercury now in retrograde we have the opportunity to shift how we think, how we perceive ourselves and as a result how we live.

Read more….

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Danu’s Irish Herb Garden: Cleansing the Land

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Spiritual Unite: UNDERSTANDING OUR PSYCHE IN GEMINI
The third zodiac sign is Gemini, ruled by Mercury the psyche in Gemini is the social butterfly and are known for their boundless energy and can be very talkative and sometimes very hard to read, they run from the 22nd of May to the 21st of June.

Read more….

UNDERSTANDING OUR PSYCHE IN CANCER
The fourth sign of the zodiac is Cancer, it runs from the 22nd of June to the 22nd of July, psyche in Cancer are known to be quite inconsistent, as they seek security but also long for adventure.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: How to Make a Book of Shadows

The Book of Shadows, or BOS, is used to store information you’ll need in your magical tradition, whatever it may be. Many Pagans feel a BOS should be handwritten, but as technology progresses, some use their computer to store information as well.

Read more….

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Connecting with your Heritage

This was a pretty big request for my channel, and I’m excited to finally share this part of my journey with you all! Like always, this vide is from my experience and perspective based off my experience as an Italian-American witch and folk practitioner,

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MBG: 3 Expert Tips For Finding A Fragrance To Match Your Mood (& Align Your Chakras)

Finding your fragrance—be it a signature scent or just your perfume for the day—is an art form. You may think of it as nothing more than a spritz and an afterthought, but it’s so much more than that, says fragrance expert, reiki healer, and founder of Perfumerie Mindy Yang on a recent episode of Clean Beauty School.

Read more….

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Yeyeo Botanica: Incense varieties you don’t know | Tips for choosing the best incense for you!

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Elephant Journal: 3 Mindful Alternatives to Seated Meditation.

Traditional seated meditation may hold a hallowed place in the meditation world, but it’s definitely not the only way to practice mindfulness.
The benefits of a regular mindfulness practice have proved to be legion, including relieving stress, reducing anxiety, increasing focus, and alleviating chronic pain

Read more….

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Treehugger: Swifts Can Fly More Than 500 Miles in a Day

One of the most interesting things about swifts is that they get together in late spring and summer for what is known as “screaming parties.” Sometimes dozens of birds will gather and careen through the air in tight formations, all the while shrieking as they dive and soar and avoid hitting chimneys and trees.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: The Crow, Cup And Water Snake In June

At nightfall tonight, or any June evening, look in a general southward direction for Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden. If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, Spica appears overhead or high in the north. Spica is your jumping off point to three faint constellations: Corvus the Crow, Crater the Cup and Hydra the Water Snake.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Looking For Signs in All the Wrong Places (Fivefold Law Blog)

During my freshman year of college, a guy I knew was walking to class, and not at all questioning his life choices, when the headless body of a freshly killed dove landed at his feet.

Read more….

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Inner Journey: THE GIFT OF JOY

“Joy is prayer – Joy is strength – Joy is love – Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
— Mother Teresa

Some people unconsciously believe it’s not okay to feel more joyful than the people around them. Out of a mistaken sense of caring, they squelch their joy and tune in to the sadness of the one they are with.

In truth, joy is one of the greatest gifts we can give to people around us. Those who are unhappy need our joy, not our sadness.

“Never miss a joy in this world of trouble … that’s my theory! … Happiness, like mercy, is twice blest: it blesses those most intimately associated with it and it blesses all those who see it, hear it, touch it or breathe the same atmosphere.”
— Kate Douglas Wiggin

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A Note from the Universe

I vote for funny, easy, and breezy For smiles, giggles, and winks. Serendipities, happenchance, and surprises. Friends, strangers, and admirers. Pink, purple, and green. And blue jeans.

This morning.

Or tomorrow morning, if you read this late.

But that’s just me.

It’s already started,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pickle-Fried Chicken

Use brine left over from your favorite pickles to add flavor and keep your fried chicken moist.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


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

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

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
June 1, 2021

Self
“We never remark any passion or principle in others, of which, in some degree or other, we may not find a parallel in ourselves.”

-David Hume (1711-1776)


The more we get to know our self, the more we understand that we are so much the same as everyone else. Sometimes it’s like we’re all living the same life. We have so much in common. There are times when we recognize each other as brothers and sisters, and there are other times when we just say: “That’s me!” And that’s the truth. We’re all connected.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Judgement

It may be a busy, perhaps chaotic, day but underneath it all will be a prevailing sense of good will. Judgement tells you that people will wish you well and want to help you, no matter how much work they create for you. You may enjoy a cheerful outlook, too, that will last all day and make you productive and popular. Enjoy some good times with people today.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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Winter Solstice/Yule Correspondences

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Winter Solstice/Yule Correspondences

December 22, 2019

The Winter Solstice or Yule (ewe-elle/yool) is the shortest day of the year and the time when pagans celebrate the rebirth of the Sun. The date of this event tends to vary and falls sometime between Dec 20th and Dec 23rd. It is a fire festival and a quarter Sabbat. On this longest night of the year, the now elderly Holly King makes way for the newborn son(sun) who will soon be the Oak King. This holiday is celebrated worldwide and is known as Mean Geimhridh, Mid Winter and Yuletide.

The theme of the Winter Solstice is one of rebirth and renewal. It brings the return of hope and the knowledge that life will continue with the rising of the new sun after the long dark. Those of Christian faith celebrate the birth of Jesus around this time as well, but scholars now say that he was more likely to have been born around Easter. However, Jesus was not the only deity said to have been born at this time, he’s in the company of Pagan gods like Apollo. Mithras, and Horus. After the coming of Christianity, our ancestors continued to celebrate the Winter Solstice and eventually, the church decided that it was easier to incorporate the pagan celebration into theirs rather than to change it altogether. As a result, the pagan Sun God is born on the same day as the Christian Son of God, who is by the way called “the light of the world”. Here is an interesting little tidbit…Did you know that mistletoe was banned from churches due to its pagan/druid association?

Yule is also a festival of light and candles are a traditional item. Candles were lit at midnight as a symbol of the birth of the Sun God. In Ireland, oil lamps were left lit all night long. Special Yule candles were also poplar and one would be lit every night throughout the Twelve Days of Christmas which make up the traditional Yule season. As with any candle, blowing it out causes the accumulated luck that resides in the candle to “blow away”. The purpose of these candles is to bless the house and family in the coming year.


 Yule Correspondences

Colors: Red, Green, White, Gold, Silver

Sacred Stones: Turquoise, Peridot, Serpentine

Herbs: All evergreens, holly, mistletoe, ivy, pine/fir cones, cinnamon

Symbols: Yule Log or Tree, evergreen wreaths, holly/mistletoe, =innamon sticks, bells,

Deities: The Holly King, Odin. Osiris, Hathor, Ixchel, Hecate, the =orns, all winter fae

Food & Drink: Roast fowl, ham, apples, oranges, nuts, mulled cider/wine

Activities for Yule include:

Making treats and feeding our feathered friends.

If you have access to the forest you can find a yule log for your home and decorate it.

Help those less fortunate by donating food or gifts to a good charity.

Staying up all night and celebrate the rebirth of the sun at dawn.

Create a special red Yule candle to burn, buying one is okay too! Decorate your candle with evergreens and holly.


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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 17, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 17, 2018

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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Tis the year’s midnight, and it is the day’s,
Lucy’s, who scarce seven hours herself unmasks;
The sun is spent, and now his flasks
Send forth light squibs, no constant rays . . .

–John Donne (1572–1631)

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Pioneer Thinking: Aromatherapy Bath

In this article we will discuss various oils and their benefits when used in a aromatherapy bath. We will also provide a great recipe for you to use when you are taking your next aromatherapy bath.

https://pioneerthinking.com/aromatherapy-bath

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: This Is The Perfect Time To Cozy Up With A Book — Astrology Says So

On Thursday, the sun trines Uranus, and it’ll bring out your inner bookworm.
Seasonal traditions are popping up at every turn, but feel free to color outside the lines this Thursday, December 20, when the Sagittarius Sun sends a solar-charged current to innovative Uranus in Aries. With a willingness to experiment, this once-per-year trine can awaken the slumbering genius within. Need a boost? Read books and watch TED talks by inspiring thought leaders.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/17-23-2018

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Daily Good: How to Live a More Courageous Life

When confronted with fear, the brain will seek relief in the form of old coping habits if left to its own devices. However, there are things we can do to help it change course. If we set the stage for courage, our awareness of what happens to us becomes our greatest ally. “The more you interrupt the old fear-based habits and replace fear-based responses with responses to boost courage, the more you create a ‘courage habit.’ By living your life with courage, you’ll be more likely to make the changes that will lead to greater fulfillment — whether that’s embarking on a new relationship or job, or helping to save the world.” In this article from Greater Good, five tips for changes in your life that will make you aware of how you experience fear, and support courage

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2158/how-to-live-a-more-courageous-life-kate-swoboda/

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Tetrakyts: The Pagan Origins of Christmas – From Paganism to Christianity

hristmas is coming and a lot of Neopagans will be celebrating it as “Yule”, on the 21st of December. The Neopagan Yule is loosely based on the Germanic festival of the same name, and I say loosely because we don’t have much information about what the original Pagan festival was, as most of the information we have on Germanic Paganism comes from Christian sources. Nevertheless, religions always build on what is already there and for this reason, you’ll see that a lot of Christmas elements actually have Pagan roots.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/the-pagan-origins-of-christmas-from-paganism-to-christianity/

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MNN: Conservationists plant a ‘super grove’ of redwood trees cloned from ancient stumps

A new “super grove” of endangered coast redwood trees arose today in California, thanks to a nonprofit group that planted 75 saplings at a park in San Francisco.
Since their species is endangered, any new community of coast redwoods would be welcome news. Yet these 75 saplings are also newsworthy for another reason: They’re all clones, born of DNA that conservationists retrieved from ancient redwood stumps. Now growing together at the Presidio of San Francisco, they carry on a valuable genetic legacy that dates back thousands of years.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/super-grove-redwood-tree-clones

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EarthSky News: Orion’s Belt and the Celestial Bridge

Tonight – December 16, 2018 – the constellation Orion rises in your eastern sky around 7 to 8 p.m. Orion climbs highest up for the night around midnight local time (the time on your clock no matter where you are on the globe). It then sits low in your western sky around 4 to 5 a.m. Notice the three stars at the mid-section of Orion. We know these stars as Orion’s Belt, but the Aymara people of Bolivia, Peru and Chile call them a Celestial Bridge.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/orions-belt-and-the-celestial-bridge

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Patheos-Pagan: Don’t Worry Be Happy and Other Abusive Folk Wisdom

At least a couple times a week I see a meme that says something along the lines of “your problems are nothing compared to what other people are going through – be happy.” And there are always comments that say “yes – people don’t realize how good they have it.”
These memes make me very angry.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/12/dont-worry-be-happy-and-other-abusive-folk-wisdom.html

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Inner Journey:

DO YOU LOVE YOURSELF?

“At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance.”
— Dr. Paul Tournier

How do you see yourself as unlovable?

Take a few minutes to write down why you perceive yourself to be unlovable. Look at the list and see if you can identify where those characterizations originated. Can you pinpoint old messages from parents, teachers, and friends that led you to negative conclusions about yourself? Are those messages valid today?

The beliefs we adopt as children usually don’t hold when we view them objectively as adults. Can you let them go? Can you begin to see yourself as a unique expression of life, a genuine gift to the world?

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
— Buddha

“Limitless like the ocean are your excellent qualities.”
— Dalai Lama

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A Note from the Universe

Give with a truly glad heart for the sole purpose of the good it will do, and whatever you give shall return to you, multiplied, as if on wings, covered in sparkles.

Richly,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pineapple Coconut Carrot Cake

A very sweet, moist, and fruity carrot cake, that is based on this recipe. Carrot cake can be dry so I am glad that the pineapple helped solve that. I am doubling the baking time because it literally took twice as long as what the link said.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Pineapple-Coconut-Carrot-Cake.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
December 17, 2018

Experience

“We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Aren’t we funny? This is so true! Sometimes it takes something to “shake us up” so that we can learn. And then we do – we learn from our experiences, both positive and negative. All of life is our classroom; every day there are lessons for us. It’s up to us if we want to do our homework and be prepared – and a lot of that is basically keeping up our spiritual practices. Or, we could goof off and take our chances that we won’t get hit with a “pop quiz!” Whatever happens, we will eventually figure it out.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Making the Holidays Meaningful
For many of us, the holidays are disappointing. They are neither magical nor meaningful time. I find that to be incredibly sad. In my opinion, regardless of whether you are Christian, Jewish or atheist,…
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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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Thought For The Day: Oct. 31, 2018 “Samhain Blessings”

 

Its Samhain and the Wheel of the Year turns another click. Tonight we celebrate the Witches New Year, the spirits of our ancestors and the beginning of the dark half of the year.

Bright blessings in the coming cycle!

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Doe, A Deer, A Female Reindeer: The Spirit of Mother Christmas

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Reblogged from gather:

Long before Santa charioted his flying steeds across our mythical skies, it was the female reindeer who drew the sleigh of the sun goddess at winter solstice. It was when we “Christianized” the pagan traditions of winter, that the white bearded man i.e.Oh wondrous headed doe… Amongst its horns it carries the light of the blessed sun…” Hungarian Christmas Folk Song

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This is a beautiful article by Danielle Prohom Olson. As we approach Winter Solstice may this share awaken ancient memories and the true spirit of the season for you. Thank you also to Tania Maries Blog for sharing this!