Cat’s Morning Bits for March 19, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 19, 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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March Events & Holidays

March 19: Welcome Spring

March 20: Ostara/ Spring Equinox

March 24: New Moon : 2:28 am PST./ 3:28 am MST/ 5:28 am EST

March 27: Easter

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Daffodils, that come before the swallow dares, and take the winds of March with beauty.
–Williams Shakespeare (1564–1616)

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Spirit Library: Master Your Fears (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are living in the most extraordinary times. This shift in consciousness is deeply affecting us as individuals and as a collective. The need to change and transform is being emphasised as life as we know it breaks down.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: How to Make Natural Home Fragrances
There are ways to make your home smell amazing by making your own all natural, cheap,…

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo:  What is the Summerland?

In some modern magical traditions, it is believed that the dead cross over into a place called the Summerland. This is a predominantly Wiccan and NeoWiccan concept and is not typically found in non-Wiccan Pagan traditions.

Read more….

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MBG:  3 Meditations From Gabby Bernstein To Help Regulate The Nervous System

As we face the uncertainty and fear of the global pandemic, it’s more important now than ever to stay grounded. Whether that means emotionally connecting with friends and family, carving the time for some mindful movement, or spending a few minutes to simply breathe, finding the coping mechanism that works best for you can help you remain calm and clear-headed during this sensitive time.

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning:

Las Vegas:

Sin City.
1. If you dream of being in a casino surrounded by gambling tables and slot machines, then you are depending too much on chance and not enough on your own efforts to steer your life in the right way. Dreaming of winning, however, is a sign that luck will play a major role in the success of a project or enterprise.
2. If you are watching a Las Vegas stage show, then something important in your life has less reality than glitz and glitter.
3. Driving on the Las Vegas strip indicates that you are approaching a time of your life when you will be concentrating more on having fun than on serious endeavors. Whether this is appropriate or not depends on other symbols in the dream.

astrology.com

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Today’s DIY: DIY AMETHYST CANDLE

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Elephant Journal: Sprouting 101: Easy, tasty, nutritious & cheap to Grow.

In these uncertain times, nutrition should not be something we also have to worry about.
Before you reach the end of the fresh vegetables you bought for your self-quarantine, add some easy sprouted seeds, nuts, pulses (lentils) to your meals. They’re nutritious, super easy to grow,

Read more….

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MNN: Spring is arriving earlier and earlier

You may have noticed unseasonably warm temperatures pushing flowers and trees to bloom much earlier than usual. For some, it’s arriving three weeks earlier, while for a few places in the country, spring is on time or even a little bit behind schedule.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Fastest sunsets happen near equinoxes

Here’s a natural phenomenon you might never have imagined. That is, the sun actually rises and sets faster around the time of an equinox. In 2020, the vernal equinox falls on March 20 at 3:50 UTC; translate to your time zone. The fastest sunsets (and sunrises) happen at or near the equinoxes. And the slowest sunsets (and sunrises) happen at or near the solstices.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan:  The Corner Crone: A Prayer to Brigid for Protection and Health

Like so many of us around our planet these days, Coronavirus consumes my attention and energy. I don’t have much new to say, but I do want to offer a short prayer I crafted to Brigid for protection and health.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

ATTACHMENT

“The soul that is attached to anything, however much good there may be in it, will not arrive at the liberty of divine union. For whether it be a strong wire rope or a slender and delicate thread that holds the bird,it matters not, if it really holds it fast; for until the cord be broken, the bird cannot fly.”
— Saint John of the Cross

“Attachment to spiritual things is… just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.”
— Thomas Merton

“The tighter you squeeze, the less you have.”
— Zen Saying

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 
It’s simply a matter of applying who you already are to what you now face. That’s all that matters.

Because by design, who you are is always the greater.

Proudly yours,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 10 Great Comfort Food Dinners From Your Instant Pot

Your Instant Pot is a counter top miracle worker that excels at making comfort foods in record time without sacrificing flavor. Hearty dishes that normally take hours to cook are all on the menu even on busy weeknights, thanks to Instant Pot recipes that keeping things simple, streamlined and of course, delicious. Check out these comfort food recipes you can make in your Instant Pot.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon, Henbane 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

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
March 19, 2020 
Reason
That still, small, voice of reason sometimes speaks volumes. We don’t have to be swayed by incentives or seduced by sales – we know what is reasonable – we know what is True. When we can get past that “noise” and listen to reason, the reason that exists within each one of us, we know what is right for us.

-Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914)
Part of being reasonable is having an open mind. That willingness to learn, and to share, brings us wisdom. It’s information-gathering, and also inspiration-gathering! We each bring something to the table, and when it’s all out there, we have a bountiful buffet.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

Are you questioning which path to take next in your love life? The Hermit is pictured in solitary reflection, so spend some time considering your options by yourself before you make your final decision. Asking others their opinion will most likely only confuse the situation. It isn’t too early to plan for something you really want to happen in the future

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 March 18, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 18, 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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March Events & Holidays

March 18: Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins

March 20: Ostara/ Spring Equinox

March 24: New Moon : 2:28 am PST./ 3:28 am MST/ 5:28 am EST

March 27: Easter

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It is the first mild day of March:
Each minute sweeter than before
The redbreast sings from the tall larch
That stands beside our door.
-William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

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Spirit Library: A Call for Compassion

Yesterday, a friend sent me a video of two women fighting over toilet paper in a grocery store. “Can you believe this insanity?” my friend asked. “What’s happening in the world?”

Good question, I replied.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Celebrating Ostara With Kids

Ostara is the season of the spring equinox, and falls around March 20 in the northern hemisphere (it’ll be somewhere near September 20 if you’re one of our readers below the equator). This the time when spring begins anew,

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MBG: 5 Ways We’re Connected: A Philosopher’s Take On Modern Spirituality

Below the surface of our incoherent, competitive, and sometimes chaotic universe, coherence-building “holotropic” developments (meaning, a “moving towards wholeness”) are taking place. In other words, our society is a holistic whole, even if you might think we’re a bit individualistic and incongruent.

Read more…

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Daily Dream Meaning: Dolphin

Dolphins are intelligent and friendly animals, and have often been known to rescue drowning people at sea. Therefore, they have long been symbols of compassion, helpfulness, empathy, and caring.
1. If you’re beset with troubles, dreaming of a dolphin could mean that help from someone who cares is on the way.
2. Playing with a dolphin implies that happier, more carefree times are on the way.
3. Encountering several dolphins hints that you are, or soon will be, surrounded by a circle of friends who will provide you with a valuable support system.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Guarding the Tongue: The Importance of Right Speech

“A few years ago, I went through an estrangement with a close friend because of the words I used to refer to her partner’s behavior. Although he did not hear what she and I said in our phone conversation, by “chance” he saw my e-mail that followed it. I meant no harm. I thought I was being supportive of my friend. But it was careless speech on my part, and it has cost me dearly. The painful repercussions of my experience awoke me to a simple fact. While I had been careful in watching the movement of breath in meditation, I had not been as attentive in watching the words coming out of my mouth. I’d neglected an essential aspect of spiritual practice–“guarding the tongue.”” More in this thoughtful essay.{ read more }

Be The Change

Experiment with right speech in your conversations with others this week. What situations are you most challenged in? What do you notice coming up in yourself when you “guard the tongue”?

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Today’s DIY: Travel Altar

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Elephant Journal: The Artist’s Stay-at-Home & Stay Sane Guide.

I took a leap three years ago.
I was homebound after breaking my ankle in a soccer game, and I hit submit on my first ever article to Elephant Journal. I’d been reading Elephant for years, and I finally decided I would stop sitting in self-pity at home and at least make something good come out of it.

Read more…

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MNN: 5 math holidays everyone should know
Mark your calendar to celebrate moles, pi and spirals.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon sweeps past 4 planets before sunup March 17-20

Before sunrise on March 17, 18, 19 and 20 – the week of 2020’s early March equinox – look east! You’ll find the moon as a thinner crescent on each succeeding morning, and you’ll find the moon sweeping past four bright morning planets: first bright Jupiter and Mars, which are now very close together in the sky, then Saturn, then Mercury.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Three Calming Practices for Challenging Times

Many pagans experience the blessing and challenge of being tuned in to the emotions of others. Even when we do not consider ourselves to be empaths, most of us are more empathic than your average person.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

CREATE HAPPINESS RIGHT NOW

“It is our basic right to be a happy person, happy family, and eventually a happy world. That should be our goal.”
— Dalai Lama

Little adjustments to our attitude and approach each day can create a major difference in our appreciation of life. On the surface, nothing changes. At the same time, absolutely everything does.

Use your awareness or your imagination to bring happiness to this moment. Find something to appreciate. Do this as often as you remember to do so, and your world will transform.

” … we can no longer afford to throw away even one ‘unimportant’ day by not noticing the wonder of it all. We have to be willing to discover and then appreciate the authentic moments of happiness available to all of us every day.”
— Sarah Ban Breathnach

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Have you noticed it, too? How fears are a lot like highway billboards?

The faster you’re moving, the quicker they approach, the larger they get, and the more they block your view of what’s real and alive. To the point that they tower above you, larger than life itself, giving you pause and more reason than ever to turn around and retreat to safety.

Yet if you muster the courage to stay the course, in just a blink they’re behind you, put into proper perspective. And then as quickly as they appeared, they completely vanish.

If you want to stay the course, then please, just stay the course.

Tallyho, ho, ho –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Brown Sugar Banana Bread

“Brown sugar and cinnamon add depth to this moist, sweet bread. The perfect present for friends and loved ones!”

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions: Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
March 18, 2020

Reason
“Neither believe nor reject anything because any other persons or description of persons have rejected or believed it. Your own reason is the only oracle given you by heaven.”

-Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
That still, small, voice of reason sometimes speaks volumes. We don’t have to be swayed by incentives or seduced by sales – we know what is reasonable – we know what is True. When we can get past that “noise” and listen to reason, the reason that exists within each one of us, we know what is right for us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

The Wheel of Fortune shows that your love life is constantly rotating and changing. As the carnival barker proclaims: “Round and round and round it goes; where it will stop, nobody knows!” Part of the excitement is the uncertainty. Luck is on your side, but you have to have faith that everything that’s happening right now is for the 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 March 16, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 16, 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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March Events & Holidays

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day

March 18: Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins

March 20: Ostara/ Spring Equinox

March 24: New Moon : 2:28 am PST./ 3:28 am MST/ 5:28 am EST

March 27: Easter

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The moving Moon went up the sky,
And nowhere did abide;
Softly she was going up,
And a star or two beside.
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

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Spirit Library: Find Your Equilibrium (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Our process of transformation and growth is currently accelerating at a much greater pace. The intensity of this time is radically quickening our healing to create deep and lasting change and transformation. We are being shown the way to creating a safer, less destructive and more sustainable world.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Ostara Recipes

Ostara is the celebration of the Spring Equinox; it’s the time of year when new life is beginning to form, and fresh little green things are starting to poke their way out of the chilly dirt.

Read more….

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Spring Is Here & It Could Spur Collective Action

This Monday, March 16, expressive Mercury returns to Pisces, the sign of forgiveness and healing.

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning:

Crowds:

1. Dreaming of actually being part of an orderly and purposeful crowd implies aspirations in tune with those around you and support and assistance in making all your dreams a reality.
2. If you’re not actually involved with the crowd, however, you may feel as if you’re “on the outside looking in” with regard to what’s going on in your immediate circle.
3. An angry, out-of-control mob implies turbulent emotions. You need to slow down, take a look at your feelings, and do what you can to make sense of them.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Do Not Lose Heart — We Were Made for These Times

Clarissa Pinkola Estes stirringly invites us to embrace the moment we are in with all of its fear, uncertainty, and turmoil. She says, “I too have felt despair many times in my life, but I do not keep a chair for it…In any dark time, there is a tendency to veer toward fainting over how much is wrong or unmended in the world. Do not focus on that. Do not make yourself ill with overwhelm.” This passage calls us to constructive action — and recalls us to our deepest purpose.{ read more }

Be The Change

What is your response to times of great challenge? What would it look like in your life to be “fully lit and willing to show it”?

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Today’s DIY:  Making a Spell Candle

Life can get a bit stressful at times. Media is full of all kinds of bad news. You cannot even pop on Facebook to say hi to friends and family without seeing all types of negativity. As a witch, we need to be more careful of this than most.

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Elephant Journal: 3 Reasons you should Take a Hike—Like, Right Now.

If you are lucky enough to live within a couple hours’ drive of the Appalachian Trail (or really any hiking destination), get your ass in the car.
Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.

Read more….

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MNN: How to help hummingbirds in winter

Hummingbirds get little relief from hunger, thanks to the fastest metabolism of any vertebrate animal. Native plant nectar is usually their best food source, but since hummingbirds can starve after just a few hours without food, humans often lend a hand.

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EarthSky News: Waning crescent moon, 4 planets before sunrise

These next several mornings – March 17, 18, 19 and 20, 2020 – watch for the waning crescent moon to swing by four morning planets. From around the world on March 17, 2020, the lit side of the lunar crescent points directly at this parade of planets.

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Patheos-Pagan: Green Witch Guide To Easing Flu Symptoms

Last week, I shared an article on how to use essential oils to create natural cleansers. The idea is to create herbal shields as an additional safeguard in our homes. We are magickal people, so it makes sense to engage our plant allies for assistance for health and home.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

LOOK INSIDE FOR DIRECTION

“If you see your path laid out in front of you — Step one, Step two, Step three — you only know one thing… it is not your path. Your path is created in the moment of action. If you can see it laid out in front of you, you can be sure it is someone else’s path. That is why you see it so clearly.”
— Joseph Campbell

What? No one to follow? Now that’s a scary thought!

And yet, that’s what life asks each of us to do – to chart our own path. We are each unique. We’re told our uniqueness is our gift to the world. And so why would we even want to follow in someone else’s footsteps?

Can we trust ourselves to carve our own trail?

“To know how to choose a path with heart is to learn how to follow intuitive feeling.”
— Jean Shinoda Bolen

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

If you just start dancing, I can assure you, by the powers vested in me (more than you could ever imagine), the music will be added. As will the partners, the giant disco ball, and whatever else you like.

But I must warn you, “start” is not to be confused with “start and then stop to see if anything happens.” Nope, that’s “I’m scared, tired, and not sure what I really want.”

I mean “start” as in “never stop, never look back, because even if I make a ‘mistake,’ at least I still get to dance.”

Do your thing and I’ll do mine.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Orange Creamsicle® Protein Shake

“Packed with protein, this shake is reminiscent of the famous ice cream bar. Tasty, healthy, and sure to keep you full until lunch or beyond.”

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, 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
March 16, 2020

Reason
“Let Reason, not impulse, be your guide.”

-Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)
I like this because Gibran used a capital “R” for reason – and I think that’s significant. We have a head, and we have a heart. We are at our best when we can use the two of them together. Reason with a little “r” might just be thinking, using our heads. But Reason with a big “R” connects the heart. Our heart can be impulsive, and our head can be impulsive – but Reason allows us that time for consideration, that time for thoughtfulness. It brings us balance, and peace of mind.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

The Lovers card embodies the classic struggle between following your heart and listening to your head. There are a lot of temptations out there, but what are the consequences if you give in to them? Difficult choices have to be made in order to move forward. Which direction will you choose to go? Reflect on your values in order to make the right decision.

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/