Cat’s Morning Bits for August 27, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 27, 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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August Quotes

“In summer, the song sings itself.”

  • William Carlos Williams

gardendigest.com

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Senate honored Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor, by changing the name of their month “Sextilis” to “Augustus.” Middle English speakers inherited the name of the month of August, but it wasn’t until the mid-1600s that “august” came to be used generically in English, more or less as “augustus” was in Latin, to refer to someone with imperial qualities.

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August Events:

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 8 New Moon at 6:50 am PST/ 7:50 am MST/ 9:50 am EST

Aug 22 Full Corn Moon at 5:01 PST/ 6:01 am MST/ 8:01 am EST


Spirit Library: Provoking Change (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are moving through a time of cleansing and renewal as the energy of the Earth increases and expands affecting all of life within the planet. As a result, everything that can be challenged is being challenged and every facet of life on Earth is being compelled to change. This can be a time of great awakening and healing or a time of great distress and pain depending on whether we move with change or resist it.

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3 Herbal Protection Spells for a Green Witch’s Home

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Spiritual Unite: LION SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – EMBODY COURAGE TO ROAR
The lion spirit animal appears to you when you need your strength and courage to overcome an obstacle.

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ThoughtCo: Spiritual and Healing Properties of Ruby

Historically, rubies are precious stones that were associated with royalty and wealth. Even today, the ruby is a bit on the pricy side. Even so, it is worthwhile to have one among your healing stones.

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Journey Into Dreams:

THE COLOR GREEN DREAM MEANING AND SYMBOLISM
by Journey Into Dreams

The color green is everywhere in nature and not surprisingly often manifests into our dreams. In this post we will explore the symbolism of…

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Pagan Library: Circle Incense (Anon)

4 parts Frankincense
2 parts Myrrh
2 parts Benzoin
1 part Sandalwood
1/2 part Cinnamon
1/2 part Rose petals
1/4 part Vervain
1/4 part Rosemary
1/4 part Bay

Burn in the circle for all types of rituals and spells. Frankincense, myrrh and benzoin should definitely constitute the bulk of the mixture.

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Today’s DIY: How to Make a Spell Jar for Protection, Herbal Grimoire Pages and Protection Magic, Magical Crafting

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Elephant Journal: A Full Moon Meditation for Releasing our Troubles.

In metaphysical circles it is widely held that the energy of the new moon supports us in sowing new seeds, or intentions, for what we wish to create in our lives.

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Treehugger: 10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Mammoth Cave National Park

Hidden under the surface of south-central Kentucky, a vast network of sinkholes, springs, streams, and cave systems helps make up some of the most important karst areas on Earth

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EarthSky News: See The Winter Circle Before Dawn

Although it’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere, a major sign of winter now looms large in the predawn sky. Let the waning crescent moon guide your eye to this great big lasso of stars known – the Winter Circle – in late August and early September 2021

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Patheos-Pagan: Fanciful Llewellyn Cover Stories
JASON MANKEY

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the Llewellyn covers of the 1990’s and early 2000’s. Most of those covers featured people engaged in some sort of Pagan or Witch activity, and …

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Pagan Playlist: Pagan Folk Witch songs

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Inner Journey:

5 STEPS TO SELF-ACTUALIZATION

“Every human action, whether it has become positive or negative, must depend on motivation.”
— Dalai Lama

Monitoring what motivates me has helped me see how I am growing. I do things for different reasons now than I did 10 years ago. As we pay ongoing attention to our motives, we can see how both our conscious and unconscious attitudes are changing.

Here are some ways that our motives can shift with rising consciousness:

I desire
I want to collect things
I want to know
I want to serve
I want to be
What are your motives as you participate in life?

“There are three kinds of people and three kinds of richness:

people who want to have, to collect
people who want action, work and labor
people who want to be
“The real richness is in be-ness. People can take all that you have, all that you collected. People can stop your labor, or an accident can stop you. When you are, you never lose what you are.”
— Torkom Saraydarian

“You are what you think. You are what you go for. You are what you do!”
— Bob Richards

“A good intention clothes itself with power.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Should you ever hear that voice inside exclaim that you’re working too slow, are too easily distracted, or that you should take life more seriously, please rest assured, dearest, that it is absolutely, positively not me.

I’m the one saying, “You totally rock! I love you like crazy! Let’s have some fun!” –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Ginger-Chicken Stir-Fry

Stir fries require very little cooking time and you can pretty much use any vegetables you like, but the star of this one is the ginger. This dish is quick and easy to make, but get all of your ingredients together (including mixing the sauce) before you start cooking because everything happens fast! Serve with rice, and garnish with sliced green onions.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth

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

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
August 27 2021

Eyes
“In a dark time, the eye begins to see.”

-Theodore Roethke (1908-1963)


When we go from a bright room to a dark room at first we can’t see. But once our eyes adjust to the light, we start to see better, until we become comfortable making our way around. In a dark time, when things aren’t going the best for us, and we feel as if we’re struggling, it’s difficult to find our way. But we learn, and we grow, and we begin to understand and benefit from the experiences we go through.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

Relax, take a deep breath, and don’t let any feelings of anxiety derail your plans for the day. A certain level of nervousness may be in the air today but it doesn’t have to be contagious and you don’t have to catch it. If a touch of anxiety serves to give you a greater sense of caution, that can be a good thing.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 9, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 9, 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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Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite
All are on their rounds to-night,-
In the wan moon’s silver ray
Thrives their helter-skelter play.
-Joel Benton (1832-1911)

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

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

Nov 3 Election Day (USA)

Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST

Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST

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Spirit Library: Surpass Limitations (a message from Kate Spreckley)

2020 is unquestionably a year of change, transformation and deep inner growth. There are important and significant changes occurring for everyone, which, although it may not feel like it, are for the best. The energy of this year is illuminating the shadow and urging us to surpass the limitations of suffering and fear.

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THINGS SIMON’S CAT IS THANKFUL FOR (Thanksgiving Collection)

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF THE COLOR BLUE

Whether we are aware of it or not, the color blue affects us on a spiritual level, so it wise to know its meaning.

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ThoughtCo: Being Grateful: What the Buddha Taught About Gratitude

Often we’re told to remember to be grateful for blessings or good fortune. But Buddhism teaches us to be grateful, period. Gratitude is to be cultivated as a habit or attitude of mind not dependent on conditions.In the quote below,

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The Witch of Wanderlust: Protection Magick

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MBG: Ugh, Astrologers Say This Week We’re In For — Surprise, Surprise — Conflict

Combative Mars challenges peacekeeping Venus to a street fight this Monday, November 9, as the two lock into a rare (as in every other year) opposition.

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Fenrir The Lord of Wolves – Norse Mythology

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Elephant Journal: Unleash your Inner Weirdo.

I’m at my cottage, having a glass of wine with my girlfriend, and we’re watching home videos from my childhood on a harddrive.
In one, I’m maybe about six years old, my hair is wild, and I’m dancing around our old bungalow living room just in my underpants. I’ve got zero rhythm, but I’m moving my body in almost an interpretive dance way.

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Treehugger: 11 Smallest Animals of Their Kind
From mini monkeys and diminutive deer to itty-bitty bats, these are some of the animal kingdom’s most minuscule members.

The world is filled with big things and the world is filled with little things. And while the big things boast magnitude and majesty, the little things

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EarthSky News: Watch for Mercury, below Venus, during the week of November 10

For northerly latitudes, this upcoming week presents a golden opportunity to spot elusive Mercury in the morning sky. Here’s how to find Mercury from around the world. On November 10 and 11, 2020, look for the waning crescent moon and the dazzling planet Venus.

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Patheos-Pagan: Druid in the City: When You Just Can’t …

Time is wibbly-wobbly. It stretches and compresses in the oddest ways. And still, one day looks much like another – sitting in my “office” at home, staring out the window with no one to talk to but my partner. Too much zoom and not enough people.

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Pagan Playlist: Savage Daughter – Sarah Hester Ross |14 Minutes

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Inner Journey: BE AWARE OF YOUR THINKING

“There is a thought in your mind right now. The longer you hold on to it, the more you dwell upon it, the more life you give to that thought. Give it enough life, and it will become real. So make sure the thought is indeed a great one.”
— Ralph Marston

Most of our self-talk comes unconsciously from our subconscious. Yet every thought that exists in our subconscious got there through a conscious decision to accept that thought.

We need to become conscious of our self-talk so we can at will choose to replace negative beliefs with positive ones. We have the power to choose an identity we love, but we need to do the work. The process of changing our subconscious beliefs requires awareness, diligence, consistency and repetition.

“Man is made or unmade by himself. In the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself. He also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace.”
— James Allen

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

I ask you as humbly as I can, to consider taking the path less traveled, going within, and getting quiet. Being yourself, shining your light, and serving others.

No! Not what you’re thinking!! I ask these things not that they might be an alternative to living your bliss, manifesting like crazy, and living a prosperous life… but as a means to attaining them.

I got you, babe

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Brussels Sprouts Salad

This Brussels sprouts salad recipe will convince anyone that they are supper yummy.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
November 9, 2020

Moderation
“Moderation multiplies pleasures.”

-Democritus (460-370 B.C.)


When we don’t have to worry about the extremes, we can enjoy the ride so much more. We can have a clear view from both sides, we can breathe freely, we can coast every once in awhile on the smooth surface. We appreciate all the little things along the way that make the journey so pleasurable

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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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 post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 2, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 2, 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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The soft November days are here,
The aftermath of blossom’s year.
-Sara Louisa Oberholtzer (1841-1930)

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

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

Nov 3 Election Day (USA)

Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST

Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST

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Spirit Library: You Have the Courage Necessary (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The expansion of our human consciousness is accelerating at a rapid rate as the intense energies at this time work to burn out negativity purifying our energy systems.

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iheartcats: Corny Cat Jokes

1 – What’s a cat’s favorite color?

Answer: Purr-ple!

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Sacred Spaces and Places
By Catherine Bastedo

When was the last time you were so excited and awed by the scene around you that you wanted to jump up and down, or dance, or just gaze and take it in with all your senses? When was the last time you were just so grateful to be alive that you wanted to shout to the universe and share your joy?

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Holy Basil: Spiritual and Magical Uses | Yeyeo Botanica

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MBG: The Year’s Final Mercury Retrograde Is About To End (Can We Get A Hallelujah?)

This week, the AstroTwins say we’re all in for some much-needed clarity, direction, and a bit of dramatic flair. Here’s your horoscope:

On Tuesday, Mercury goes direct again—just in time for the U.S. election.

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KarmaTube: Creating Magic from Fragments (Stems)

Driven by the forces of love, the fragments of the world seek each other so that the world may come to being.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin –

Creating Magic from Fragments

For all of us who have ever gathered a collections of fragments, scraps and bits; formed them into little beings and spent precious magical moments with these friends we’ve formed. This bittersweet little gem is for us. { read more }

Be The Change

Unleash your younger self. Gather some bits and scraps. Make a little magical being of your imagination. Whisper secrets from your heart into that little creation.

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The Witch of Wanderlust: Protection Magick

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November Birthstone : Citrine

Birthstone Color: Yellow Gold

November’s gemstone, Citrine, is as warm as a Van Gogh painting of sunflowers. The name Citrine comes from an old French word, “citrin”, meaning lemon. One of the more rare forms of quartz, this gemstone ranges in color from the palest yellow to a dark amber named Madeira because of its resemblance to the red wine.

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Elephant Journal: The Magnetism of Sean Connery Lives On with these 14 Quotes

“Some age, others mature.”
Although he said this for a promotional campaign for his favorite Scotch Whiskey brand, Sean Connery embodied this statement.

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Treehugger: 5 Facts About Daddy Longlegs That Will Surprise You

Daddy longlegs aren’t spiders
Yes, they are arachnids, but so too are mites, ticks, scorpions and other eight-legged creatures. Daddy longlegs belong to the order Opiliones and are more closely related to mites or scorpions than spiders.

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EarthSky News: Sky Bear comes to Earth in November

Tonight … a constellation you might or might not see, depending on your latitude. In our western skylore, the Big Dipper is part of the constellation Ursa Major, otherwise known as the Great Bear. But to the Mi’kmaq, an indigenous First Nations people living in southeastern Canada, a celestial Bear

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Patheos-Pagan: Cross and Crossroads: Understanding American Brujeria

Not long ago, I was given the opportunity to write a book. I nervously pitched my idea to write about Mexican-American folk magic to Weiser Books and to my surprise and joy they accepted my manuscript for publishing.

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Equinox

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Inner Journey: THE PATH TO WHOLENESS

We think that God has blessed us if we don’t have too many troubles. In fact, religions have erroneously taught us that pain is punishment for our sins. We often ask, “What have I done wrong?” when things do not go the way we want.

Yet, to become ourselves in the truest and deepest sense, we must face our own duality, which of course includes facing our darkness. As souls we strive for wholeness, not for perfection.

At first, we really don’t know what is going on. We just find life difficult, challenging and often painful. Eventually, after much experience and reflection, we start to find meaning in it all. Eventually, we gladly accept the means whereby we can do the Soul work we have come for.

As we become conscious as Souls, we walk our journey purposefully, embracing the reality of our earthly nature along with the truth of our divine nature.

“When we are conscious of our personal uniqueness and our universal nature we express ourselves creatively. In this way we fulfill our dreams and our life purpose.”
— Andrew Schneider

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If, when you lay your head upon your pillow tonight, you could choose to slip into a dream dimension where time would literally expand, so much so that you could live out an entire other lifetime within it as a person “designed” by you from head to toe, even choosing your name and who your parents would be.

Where every single day you’d be pushed on to greatness, every single challenge would invite you to become more, and all of your dreams could come true.

Where, no matter how things may ever seem, you’d be bathed in love, surrounded by friends, safe and sound in your very own bed.

And where, upon waking, all that you loved and learned in that lifetime would remain with you forever, and all that scared and threatened you would only have prepared you for happily-ever-after.

Would you choose to go there? On the condition that it felt like your “real life”?

Of course you would. I know you.

Which begs the questions, “How do you know, then, this isn’t that dream? And, who, exactly, is now dreaming they’re you?”

Howling at the moon,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Paleo Pecan-Maple Salmon

This recipe is not only easy but healthy and tasty! Paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free!

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
November 2, 2020

Emotion

“It is the emotion which drives the intelligence forward in spite of obstacles.”

-Henri Bergson (1859-1941)

It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention. But what creates the necessity? Some human emotion that cries out for attention. And then to satisfy that need, our intelligence kicks into high gear. When we want something really badly, we somehow figure out a way to get it.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

Though no great demands may be made of you today, you may feel lackluster and just not setting the world on fire as you like to do. Everybody has a low energy day from time to time. Perhaps you’ve been pushing it too hard for too many days in a row and just need a short break. Don’t be lazy but be extra good to yourself. Tomorrow will be brighter.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 14, 2020

CMB Flowers and Coffee

 

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 14, 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 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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The flowers in the breeze are swaying, swaying,
The whole wide world is out a-Maying.
–Genevieve Mary Irons (1855–1928)

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Spirit Library: Saturn Retrograde

Humanity currently exists within a healing crisis and as the world shifts around us we are required actively align with the incoming energies to advance our awakening, healing and growth.

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ThoughtCo: Consecrate Your Magical Tools

In many modern Pagan traditions, magical tools are consecrated before use. This achieves a couple of things — one, it purifies the item before it is used to interact with the Divine. Secondly, it removes any negative energies from the tool.

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MBG: Two Mindfulness Techniques For People Who Can’t Sit Still, From A Meditation Icon

Mindfulness can feel a little daunting for some. While there is really no “right” way to do it, many people may brush off the practice, saying something along the lines of “I just can’t sit still.” But mindfulness doesn’t have to be difficult or require a huge investment of time.

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Daily Dream Meaning: Clock

A symbol for time passing.
1. If you dream of watching a clock ticking, with the hands moving steadily, this is a warning that you need to stop wasting time.
2. Winding a clock or watch indicates that you are taking control of the situation.
3. Hearing a clock strike indicates that the time has come for some positive action

astrology.com

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Charming, Charging & Enchanting Jewelry || Spellwork

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Today’s DIY: Making A Wand | Witchy Crafting

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Elephant Journal: My 5-Minute Morning Meditation for Self-love & Empowerment.

It is important to integrate the mind, body, and soul by following a daily spiritual practice.
Consistency is key, so spiritual practice should be made part of daily routine. However, amidst the bustle and stresses of daily life, it’s not always practical to achieve this—especially when there are so many different spiritual practices we are advised to undertake: meditation, journaling, yoga, cutting cords, grounding, and the list goes on.

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MNN: Moths are the unsung heroes of pollination

Meet the pollinator that does its best work at night. That’s right. The modest moth. You may have been expecting something a little flashier. A firefly, perhaps.
But, as Travis Longcore, a scientist at the Urban Wildlands Group, told Tom Oder for an earlier story, “Often in nature it’s the things we don’t notice that are doing a lot of the work.

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EarthSky News: After sunset, use Venus to find Mercury

Given clear skies and an unobstructed western horizon, the dazzling planet Venus – and the planet Mercury, our sun’s innermost planet – will be yours to behold after sunset from about mid-May 2020 until nearly the end of this month. It’ll be the Northern Hemisphere’s best evening apparition of Mercury;

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Patheos-Pagan: Protection Magick: Why And How It Is Useful In Everyday Life

As a Witch, I understand that to practice magick means to tap into and direct energy toward an intention. I understand that thoughts are not idle and words do have power. Emotion has energy with attributes that can be directed toward me (or from me toward others) in spellcraft.

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Pagan Playlist: The Silmarillion (Part 6): ‘Lúthien’s Lament’ by Eurielle – Lyric Video (Inspired by J.R.R Tolkien)

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Inner Journey: Slow down

“The soul requires duration of time — rich, thick, deep, velvety time — and it thrives on rhythm. Soul can’t be hurried or harried …. We may go through many events in the day and experience nothing because the soul has not had the opportunity to feel them from many different points of view.”
— Robert Sardello

Soul cannot exist when our connections in life remain superficial. An experience of soul requires that we take time to be fully present to the details of our lives.

Explore what happens when you take the time to STOP and PAY ATTENTION. When we choose to slow down and really experience the qualities of our lives, we get a whole new perspective on what living is all about.

“We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.”
— H. G. Wells

“The well of Providence is deep. It’s the buckets we bring to it that are small.”
— Mary Webb

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A Note from the Universe 
The more you believe in appearances, in the story told by your physical senses and in the circumstances that you now find yourself in, the less control you have over them.

What’s real is your power to change them.

All things are possible.

Dang,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe:  Thai Peanut Chicken

This is a very tasty Asian-inspired dish made with chicken and broccoli in a spicy peanut sauce. If you like it mild, use less cayenne, like it spicy, use more. If you’re salt conscious, use low sodium soy sauce.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success Incense: Cinnamon, Must, Nutmeg and Sage
Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise
Jupiter presides over Thursday. The vibrations of this day attune well to all matters involving material gain. Use them for working rituals that entail general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, or legal issues. These energies are also helpful in matters of luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
May 14, 2020 
Consistency
“Life hath its phases manifold,
Yet still the new repeats the old;
There is no truer truth than this:
What was, is still the thing that is.”

-Julia C.R. Dorr, 1892

 

Nature presents such beautiful examples for us to learn from. Look at the changing over the seasons. Every day is different. And we go through extremes. And the seasons cycle and it seems like we’re back where we started… except we’re not! It’s a new spring, or a new fall, and we’re new right along with it.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

Everybody falls victim to a misjudgment or a faulty calculation sometimes, so don’t let that be a reason to grind to a halt and stop working on what matters to you. Sometimes deception is involved, but that does not free you from the obligation to try and set things right. It’s all about being responsible, and that’s what you want to be, anyway.

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