Cat’s Morning Bits for November 23, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 23, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

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

  • Otsuyu Nakagawa

gardendigest.com

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

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

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

Nov 11 Veterans Day

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

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

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Spirit Library: Stillness of Zero Point
Kate Spreckley

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

Read more….

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QUEEN of All Monsters: Echidna – Greek Mythology Explained

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

BY MYRA GOODMAN

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

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Purple Dead Nettle

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

Read more….

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

Read more….

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

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

Read more….

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

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

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

Read more….

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

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

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

I have mixed feelings about the spiritual practice of gratitude.

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

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Medieval Music – Deirdre’s Dream

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Inner Journey:

GO FOR DEPTH

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

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

Back into love,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

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

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
November 23, 2021

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

-Elizabeth De Meulan Guizot


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

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 21, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 21, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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And then the snows came, and the squirrel slept
Within the upper chambers of the oak;
And through the night the watchful rabbit leapt
And the wild fox within his den awoke.
-James Newton Matthews (1852-1910)

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Natural Living ideas: 4 Reasons To Go & Find Purple Dead-Nettle

You’ve probably seen purple dead-nettle growing at one time or another, even if you didn’t realize it.

This common plant that’s native to Europe and Asia, can now be found throughout North America too, and it’s very widespread

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: The Pendle Witches 

In 1612, a dozen people were accused of using witchcraft to murder ten of their neighbors. Two men and nine women, from the Pendle Hill area of Lancashire, eventually went to trial, and of these eleven, ten were eventually found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging.

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MBG: Pulling This Tarot Card Is Basically A Green Light From The Universe

Reading tarot cards may have hazy associations with fortunetelling, but this centuries-old practice isn’t nearly as mystical as it seems. At its best, reading tarot cards can be a direct line to your own intuition and wisdom. The practice helps one hone skills like mindfulness and meditation, and tapping into those abilities can illuminate a positive path forward in every area of your life.

Read more…

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Karma Tube: Mother Trees Connect the Forest

In this real-life model of forest resilience and regeneration, Professor Suzanne Simard shows that all trees in a forest ecosystem are interconnected, with the largest, oldest, “mother trees” serving as hubs. The underground exchange of nutrients increases the survival of younger trees linked into the network of old trees. Amazingly, we find that in a forest, 1+1 equals more than 2.

Read more…

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Today’s DIY: Witch Cauldron 

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Elephant Journal: 5 Steps to Practicing Radical Self-Love.

It’s mid-February and we just passed an explosion of pink hearts and roses everywhere.
But true, unconditional love—that’s something that we can’t decorate with Xs and Os.

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MNN: Australian Aboriginal tale might be the oldest story ever told
Evidence suggests this story has been passed on for 37,000 years.

In science, we don’t often give much credence to witness accounts that are told years after the event they describe, for the simple fact that human recall is flawed. Evidence needs to be more reliable than the feebleness of memory. But now startling new research might force us to reconsider our skepticism of ancient storytelling, reports Science.

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EarthSky News: Arc to Arcturus, the springtime star

Tonight, at mid-northern latitudes, look for the brilliant star Arcturus to climb over your eastern horizon around 9 to 10 p.m. local time. That’s the approximate time on your clock, regardless of your longitude. South of the equator, this northerly star rises considerably later in the evening. Click here to know when Arcturus rises into your sky.

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Patheos-Pagan: Your Witchcraft Practice Is Valid

When it comes to “valid witchcraft,” there’s an ugly undercurrent in today’s pagan and witchcraft communities. Over the past few months as I’ve been promoting Intuitive Witchcraft, I’ve spoken with a lot of people about experiences of witchcraft invalidation. I’m here to call BS on this issue.

Read more…..

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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

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

It’s wise never to ask another for what you want.

No, don’t ask me.

No, not even yourself.

Just give thanks, in advance. As if you already had whatever it is the “old-you” would have asked for.

Oh, and by the way, thanks (in advance) for loving every fiber of your supernatural self, as much as I do.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Briam (Greek Baked Zucchini and Potatoes)

“Briam is a traditional Greek roasted vegetable dish with potatoes, zucchini, tomatoes, and red onions with lots of olive oil. It is a typical example of Greek cuisine where a few simple ingredients are turned into an utterly delicious dish with little effort.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

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

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
February 21, 2020

Ability

“There is only one proof of ability: action.”

-Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, 1893

There are all kinds of sayings about this – “Talk is cheap.” “Actions speak louder than words.” “Just do it.” “The proof is in the pudding.” We get it! But it doesn’t hurt to be reminded of it every once in awhile… To get good at something, to develop our abilities, we need to take action. And we can do that right now, right here. There’s no reason to put it off any longer. What are we waiting for?

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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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.

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/