Cat’s Morning Bits for May 22, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 22, 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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May Events & Holidays

May 22 New Moon at 10:38 am PST/ 11:38 am MST/ 1:38 pm EST

May 25 Memorial Day (USA)

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Come rambling awhile through this exquisite weather
Of days that are fleet to pass,
When the stem of the willow shoots out a green feather,
And buttercups burn in the grass!
-Edgar Fawcett (1847-1904)

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Spirit Library: Perseverance Is Needed (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The call for change and transformation will ultimately have an exceptionally positive impact on all areas of our lives, but may well be challenging and difficult in the moment. The shifts occurring now are initiating profound awakenings that will generate a more effective arrangement of our world.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How To Properly Dispose of Ritual and Magic Tools

Sometimes, for whatever reason, you may decide that you have a ritual tool you no longer need. Perhaps you’ve got three athames too many, or someone has gifted you with a new chalice and you’re tired of the old one, or maybe that deck of Tarot cards just doesn’t speak to you the way it used to.

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MBG: 8 Fun Ideas For Tapping Into The High-Vibe New Moon In Gemini

Ready for a rebrand or an image refresh? The 2020 new moon on Friday, May 22 (at 1:38 PM EDT) wants us to think about the messages we’re sending out to the world.

Ruled by chatty Mercury, Gemini is the star sign that governs communication, friendship, and local affairs. Begin putting your feelings and ideas into words

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Superhero/Heroine

1. A male superhero represents a super intellect; thus to dream of seeing Superman, Batman, Spiderman, or whoever indicates that your mind is particularly sharp right now, and if there is a project you’re working on that requires a quick, agile, and insightful intellect, this is the time to concentrate primarily on it. Female superheroes such as Wonder Woman or Supergirl indicate a heightened supportive mind – and thus the dreamer’s intuition is operating at a very high level. Therefore at this time the dreamer should definitely believe in his or her hunches and go with them – no matter what the intellect tells you.
2. If the dreamer encounters both male and female superheroes, then both faculties of his mind are especially sharp right now. Use your intellect, but when in doubt, follow your heart.
3. If the superhero or heroine is flying, or performing a rescue, then your mental and/or intuitive faculties will save you from an uncomfortable situation.

astrology.com

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Hawthorn and the Celebration of the May:
A Series… Crataegus: A Generative Genus  by EagleSong Gardener

Hawthorns have been a focus in my herb crafting for close to 3 decades. Three threads weave through my life that made an apprenticeship with the generative genus, Crataegus, inevitable. First, my descent from a maternal lineage of farm folk in the Welsh and English hedge medicine tradition.

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Today’s DIY: How to Make A Terrarium (Full Version) // Garden Answer

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Customizable Prosperity Oil || Spell Work

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MNN: 7 natural home remedies for your dog
From ear gunk to constipation, you might be able to tackle these issues naturally with your pet.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Young moon, 2 planets May 23, 24 and 25
At evening dusk – May 23, 24 and 25, 2020 – find an unobstructed horizon in the direction of sunset, and watch for the young moon, plus the planets Mercury and Venus, to pop out into the deepening twilight. From many places worldwide,

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Patheos-Pagan: The Importance of Ritual

My life started to fall apart at the turn of the New Year, a bit before the corona virus was even on the radar where I live. Everything has changed, swiftly, in the months that have followed. I learned a long time ago to never fall for the allure of certainty, because precious few things are certain.

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist: Clannad – Robin (The Hooded Man) (Official HD Video)

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Inner Journey:

MAKE TIME TO PLAY

“If we fail to nourish our souls, they wither, and without soul, life ceases to have meaning…. The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity is what makes life worth living.”
— Marion Woodman

Stress, fear, negativity, too much to do and doing things for others at the expense of our own needs — these all stifle our innate creativity. Relaxation, fun, meditation, and going after our dreams all get the creative juices flowing. Soul is always creative, always fresh and new.

How can you create more space in your life to allow the soul’s energy out to play?

“I learned… that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic, striving, but it comes to us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.”
— Brenda Ueland

“I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of quiet life stimulates the creative mind.”
— Albert Einstein

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A Note from the Universe

A question from your friend The Universe:

Just how much time do you spend thinking big?

I mean really, really BIG?

Good, very good! Because that’s exactly how much of “it” you’re going to get!

What a coincidence,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Lemon-Buttermilk Pound Cake with Aunt Evelyn’s Lemon Glaze

My mother’s blue-ribbon pound cake recipe. It always gets rave reviews.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron 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
Friday belongs to Venus, and its energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume), works well on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
May 22, 2020

Thinking
“To have ideas is to gather flowers. To think is to weave them into garlands.”

-Anne-Sophie Swetchine, 1869

 
I love this! We gather ideas all the time, yet if we do nothing with them, they whither and die like flowers do over time. But if we take the time to do something with them, something creative, organized, and original – then we are taking our ideas to a new level, where they live on and bring extended benefits to the world! It’s the “what if” the “how” and the “why” that gets our juices flowing

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

It may start out as an ordinary day but a situation may arise that uncovers talents that you had no clue you had. Be adaptable and be willing to say, “Yes, I’ll give that a try,” rather than automatically saying, “Well I’m not sure. I’ve never done that before.” Be positive, optimistic, and sure of yourself. It’s the perfect day to learn something useful and profitable as well as exciting.

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 May 5, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 5, 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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May Events & Holidays

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 7 Full Flower Moon at 3:45 am PST/ 4:45 am MST/ 6:45 am EST

May 10 Mother’s Day

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 14 Moon in 3rd Qtr. at 7:02 am PST /8:02 am MST/10:02 am EST

May 18 Victoria Day (Canada)

May 22 New Moon at 10:38 am PST/ 11:38 am MST/ 1:38 pm EST

May 25 Memorial Day (USA)

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In genial Spring, beneath the quiv’ring shade,
Where cooling vapours breathe along the mead,
The patient fisher takes his silent strand,
Intent, his angle trembling in his hand:
With looks unmov’d, he hopes the scaly breed,
And eyes the dancing cork and bending reed.
-Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

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Spirit Library: Rediscover Your Sovereign Power (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We have incarnated on the Earth and have chosen to come and heal the karmic patterns and cycles, which were created and maintained by our families, cultures and societies.

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Daily Good; The Little Priestess: Listen with the Ear of the Heart

Noirin Ni Riain is an Irish spiritual singer, theologian, teacher, author and Interfaith minister. Known as the High Priestess of Gregorian Chan, Noirin has released sixteen albums since 1978, including three with her sons Eoin and Micheal O’ Suilleabhain. Her voice has rung out for peace on many continents, from United Nations conferences to gatherings with the Dalai Lama. In this short excerpt, titled “Little Priestess”, she describes her early sense of vocation, and the abrupt way in which an early dream was shattered. Eventually leading her to a new and expanded one. { read more }

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ThoughtCo: Jumping the Broom and Besom Weddings

Along with the popularity of handfasting ceremonies, there has been a resurgence in interest among pagans and others in the idea of a “besom wedding.”

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MBG: 5 Health Benefits Of Frankincense Essential Oil & Exactly How To Use It

Frankincense comes from the Boswellia tree, native to India, the Middle East, and regions of Africa, and it can be used as a resin or turned into an essential oil. In all its forms, the plant compound has deep roots in ayurveda;

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Daily Dream Meaning: Skin

1. The meaning of a dream of human skin varies with its condition. If you dream of smooth, beautiful, healthy skin, it foreshadows romantic happiness. If you dream of blotchy or pimply skin, however, it indicates romantic trouble ahead. Peeling skin represents a sloughing off of the old in order to make way for the new.
2. Animal skins are a symbol of death, colored by the nature of the animal. For instance, rabbits represent fear, and if you dream of a rabbit skin that indicates that some of your fears are going to disappear. Dreaming of an ox, however, indicates a loss of strength and stamina. To dream of a coat or stole made of animal skins is a symbol of exploiting the vulnerable for the sake of one’s own gain.

astrology.com

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Today’s DIY: Quick and Easy Blackberry Bramble Basket

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Elephant Journal: Scorpio Full Moon: Let Go of your Triggers & Childhood Wounds. {May 7th}

As the Lunar cycle reaches its powerful climax this week with a full supermoon in Scorpio, there is some big transformational energy around asking us to cut the bullsh*t and open our eyes to the stories we have been telling ourselves about our lives, the way people treat us, and the dramas that are circulating.

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MNN: As cities grow, so does the need for urban trees

It’s easy to rattle off the necessary and wide-ranging tasks that trees perform in urban areas. They’re unarguably invaluable.

Trees are air-scrubbing, temperature-cooling, mood-improving, flood-mitigating machines

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EarthSky News: Venus’ final month in the evening sky

This month, May 2020, presents the planet Venus’ last full month in the evening sky for this year. On June 3, 2020, Venus in its orbit will swing in between the Earth and sun (at inferior conjunction), to transition over to the morning sky. Then Venus will remain in the morning sky until it swings behind the sun (at superior conjunction) on March 26, 2021, to transition back into the evening sky.

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Patheos-Pagan: Worry Jar Binding Spell for a Dark Moon

Whether the source of our troubles comes from within ourselves, or outside threats, this magick severs all connections or control they hold over us. This spell casting ritual calls upon the aid of planetary Saturn, Mars and Venus to break the chains which bind us to worry, fear and self-defeating thoughts.

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Pagan Playlist: EURIELLE – CARRY ME

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Inner Journey:

Play with the growth journey!

“Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.”
— Max Eastman

Banish bad baggage, backward beliefs, boring boundaries, big blocks and belittling blame by building your beingness bridge by becoming a beautiful, bold, balanced, broadminded, boundless being.

“If life doesn’t offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.”
— Anthony J. D’Angelo

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A Note from the Universe

As surely as mountains are to be climbed and oceans sailed, your dreams are meant to come true. This is why you’re here to live the life of your dreams. Not to be tested, challenged, and tried, but to conquer, champion, and rule. Keep going, forge ahead, press on, and the day must dawn when your thirsts shall be quenched, and you, exalted.

Never settle for less, don’t ever think it’s too late, and never, ever, ever compromise a dream.

Exalting you early,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Banana Crumb Muffins

The crumb topping is what makes these banana muffins stand apart from the ordinary. They’re scrumptious!

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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
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Mars rules Tuesday. The energies of this day best harmonize with efforts of masculine vibration, such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. Use them, too, for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
May 5, 2020

Fortune
“When fortune closes one door, it opens another.” -Sa’di (A.D. 1213? – 1292)

 
We’ve heard some version of this particular quote used for many different scenarios. Its purpose is to show us that there is always something more. There are no endings, only new beginnings. Is that lucky for us? It’s nature’s design!

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

Is there a basic disconnect between how you wish things were and how they actually are? The Tower is a sign that you’re about to see the light about a certain situation, and although it’s disappointing, it certainly isn’t the end of the world. Don’t turn a blind eye to what’s happening around you. Embrace chaos so that you can grab the energy and turn it into something worthwhile.

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/