Cat’s Morning Bits for June 17, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 17, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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

June 8 World Oceans Day


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

June 14 Flag Day

June 15 Worldwide Day of Giving

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

June 22 Mercury goes direct

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


Spirit Library: Be Proactive (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This is a transitional time where new beginnings and shifts in direction can be expected. The incoming energies are highlighting what now needs to come into focus and what action is required for lasting change. As a result, fears may surface as we are being pushed beyond the limits of what has previously been comfortable.

Read more….

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How Witchcraft Impacted My Relationships | Q&A

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Spiritual Unite: DO YOU KNOW ABOUT SACRED GEOMETRY SYMBOLS AND MEANING?


Sacred geometry symbols and meanings have an essential place in human history. Sacred geometry has been defined as the primary building block of our universe. The underlying principle is mathematics and form. They are found in all nature.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Litha Prayers

Midsummer is the time when we celebrate the bounty of the earth and the power of the sun. Our fields are flourishing, fruits are blossoming on the trees, herb bushes are fragrant and full of life.

Read more….

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Spirituality & Health: Invite the Sacred into Your Kitchen Space

The keys to creating a kitchen that makes cooking into a beautiful, spiritual experience.
Many of us see cooking as a chore, as an utter annoyance. It’s something that has to be done, but we’re usually unhappy about it. We’re usually cooking at the end of the day when we’re exhausted and weary, and would rather watch TV.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Medicine in Your Shrubbery

A shrub, by my definition, is larger than normal herbs but not the size of trees. They are perennials, but don’t lose their leaves. We like to use them to define property lines, walkways and to decorate the outside of our houses. Here are a few examples, along with information about whether or not they are healthy

Read more….

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Learn the Fundamentals of Rootwork | Hoodoo Man Sen Elias | Crescent City Conjure

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Elephant Journal: 5 Healing Practices to bring ourselves back into Alignment.

It has been a few days since I’ve felt invaded, almost intoxicated, by a large amount of anxiety.
I could say the reason for this is the solar eclipse we just went through. And somewhere, it probably is.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 10 Impressive Facts About Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park set the precedent for all parks in the United States, as it was the first land that was dedicated to recreation and enjoyment. The park was established in 1890 and although it is not the oldest National Park, it paved the way for the National Park System.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Longest Sunsets Happen Around The Solstice

Here’s a natural phenomenon you might never have imagined. That is, the longest sunsets happen around the time of the solstices. The sun actually takes more time to set around the time of a solstice than around the time of an equinox.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Why Do So Many of Us Want to Run Away?
JOHN BECKETT

I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many people talking about running away.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Fantasy Music – Lumina

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Inner Journey:

How aware are you?

“The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.”
— Julie Cameron

How aware are you of:

  • your senses?
  • your body — its condition, needs and wisdom?
  • your fears?
  • your defences – how you hide what you’re really feeling?
  • your self talk?
  • your beliefs and their power to create your reality?
  • your passions?
  • your purpose?

Go on a treasure hunt to discover your authentic self and the truth of life in and around you!

“Relative to the level of awareness that is possible for us, our ordinary state of consciousness is as far from a direct experience of reality as sleep is from waking consciousness.”
— Don Richard Riso & Russ Hudso

higherawareness.com

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Today’s Recipe: Greek Yogurt Blueberry-Lemon Pancakes

Light, fluffy, and bursting with fresh blueberries and a pop of lemon in every bite. Good served with butter and maple syrup or a sprinkle of confectioners sugar

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
June 17, 2021

Collaboration
“Exchange is creation.”

-Muriel Rukeyser


The creative process is fascinating. Everyone goes about it in his own way, but in almost every case, creation does not happen alone. People give us ideas, inspiration, encouragement and support. There’s an exchange of energy that makes things happen, or allows things to happen. We’re better for it, and our projects are better for it.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

Take your place in the World and be in your element all day long. Your practical mind and easy nature let you cruise through the regular maze that is daily life. If anything out of the ordinary arises, you’ll know instinctively how to approach it and resolve things to your satisfaction. Today may not be easy or effortless but it will be rich in success and approval – from yourself and probably others as well.

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 24, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 24, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: Determining the Shape of Your Life (a message from Kate Spreckley)

For some time now we have been required to dig deep to withstand the shifts and disruptions that have and continue to occur. What we are facing is urging us to let go of the deeply rooted patterns and program that have governed us for eons

Read more….

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Return to the Earth and Bone (Short Video on the rise of Northern Spirituality)

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Spiritual Unite: TETRAHEDRON SPIRITUAL MEANING – A WONDERFUL HEALING TOOL


Do you want to know the spiritual meaning of the Tetrahedron? Or want to unlock the secrets of the Tetrahedron Sacred Geometry?

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Basic Reiki Hand Placements for Self Treatment

There are twelve basic hand placements generally used when giving yourself a Reiki treatment.These hand placements are not set in stone, but rather, serve as a guideline for new students conducting self treatments.

Read more….

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MBG: 2021’s Eclipse Season Starts This Week: What Astrologers Want You To Know

This week, a powerful lunar eclipse and Mercury retrograde will keep things… interesting.

The year’s only full moon in Sagittarius blooms on Wednesday, May 26, and this one is extra special.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Where the Horses Sing

Always there is this primary place of belonging in the land and in our souls. It used to be a part of the way we lived, how we walked and breathed.

  • Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee –

Witnessing a growing wasteland, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee seeks the threshold that could bring us back to the place where the land sings—to a deep ecology of consciousness that returns our awareness to a fully animate world.

Read more….

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EPIC Full Moon Lunar Eclipse In Sagittarius! Are You Ready? [May 26, 2021]

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Elephant Journal: Mercury Retrograde: Top Tips from a Tarot Reader, an Astrologer & a Psychic Empath.

Mercury Retrograde can be good for us!
Yep, you read that right. The next takes place from May 29th – June 22nd and, rather than fearing it, we can actually benefit from it. I’ll explain…

First, I have a confession: I’m a card-carrying astrology skeptic.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 13 Rare and Endangered Types of Lizards

Lizards appeared on the Earth about 200 million years ago, and there are approximately 5,000 species of lizards on the planet today. Most lizards have long bodies and tails, small heads, short necks, and moveable eyelids.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Watch for the legendary green flash

It’s not hard to see a green flash with the eye alone, when sky conditions are right, and when you’re looking toward a very clear and very distant horizon. That’s why those who live near an ocean tend to report green flashes most often. A sea horizon is the best place to see them.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Prayer(s) I Make Between Earth and Sky

Sometimes my prayer to the sky is nothing more than a look.

Sometimes a prayer looks like taking off my sgoes and letting grass tangle between my toes.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Dark Magic Music – The Essence

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Inner Journey: DANCE THROUGH YOUR DAY

“Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans: it’s lovely to be silly at the right moment.”
— Horace

Today, we invite you to do the Take-Your-Time Tango. In his book ‘Games for the Soul,’ Drew Leder challenges us to dance through our days with the graceful, slow elegance of a tango dancer.

“Slow down a notch,” Leder counsels. “Do whatever you do in a calm and leisurely fashion. … As much as possible, don’t be driven by inner fear, external deadlines, or rushed companions to stumble through a speeded-up dance. Act as if you have all the time in the world. Come to think of it, you do: No one else has any more hours.”

So stand (or sit) tall. Raise your chin as you gather your full concentration, dignity and self confidence to glide smoothly and beautifully through the day.

“We look at the dance to impart the sensation of living in an affirmation of life, to energize the spectator into keener awareness of the vigor, the mystery, the humor, the variety, and the wonder of life.”
— Martha Graham

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You do know,, that with your status now, you can be a conduit for all the love that’s ever been felt?

Tap into all the knowledge that’s ever been known?

Travel out-of-body through time and space?

Walk on water? Read minds? Speak tongues?

Love yourself? Feel good? Enjoy today?

Yeah, let’s start at the bottom and work up.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cucumber-Mango Salsa

This is a salsa my friend from Trinidad taught me when I was in the navy. We serve this at all Super Bowl parties and picnics in our family! Delish!

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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
May 23, 2021

Trust
“Self-trust, we know, is the first secret of success.”

-Lady Wilde (1891)


That’s the lesson we learn over and over again. It all comes back to the self. We must trust ourselves. We must trust our instincts. We must trust our connection with the universe enough to take the steps necessary to make progress in the direction of our success.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

Great wealth is available to you today. It may not be monetary, but some of it just may be. Look around you, do your best, and take measure of all the opportunities that are being given to you today. This might be the start of an upturn in your well-being and status with co-workers or family members. Feel rich and blessed. The World says you are!

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/

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 April 21, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 21, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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“Sweet April showers
Do spring May flowers.”

  • Thomas Tusser, A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, 1557

April 1 April Fools Day

April 11 New Moon at 7:30 pm PST/ 8:30 pm MST/ 10:30 pm EST

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

*The Lyrids meteor shower appears on April 16 – April 26

April 17 Herbalist Day

*Eta Aquariids meteor shower also appears in April. It is visible from about April 21 to about May 20

April 22 Earth Day

April 26 Full Wind Moon at 8:31 pm PST/ 9:31 pm MST/ 11:31 pm EST

April 30 Walprgis Night / Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

May 1 Beltane / May Day


Spirit Library: Heed the Call of your Soul (a message from Kate Spreckley)

There is a powerful movement of energy stirring within us which is pressing us into action and urging us to initiate something new. At the same time, we are having to overcome our deepest fears and learn how to live authentically

Read more….

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Advice for Pagans Living in Big Cities

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Spiritual Unite: WHEN YOU DREAM OF THE SAME PERSON


Dreams are fantastic. They give us so much information and they are great entertainment while we sleep.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Spirits of Land and Place

Many Pagans work with spirits – often, this is focused on ancestral spirits, or even spirit guides. Typically, these types of spirits are rooted in our belief that each human being has a soul or spirit that lives on long after their physical body has left

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Pioneer Thinking: Healthy Herbal Salads

Healthy herbal salads can be made in as many ways as you can imagine. You will be limited only in what you can buy in the store or grow in your own garden.

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MBG: Sacred Geometry Is Literally Everywhere—Here’s Where To Look & How To Use It

Learning the fundamentals of sacred geometry can deepen our understand of the world we live in and the natural laws that govern it. Here’s what this spiritual principle is all about, plus how you can integrate it into your own life

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Daily Good: Reclaiming Our Common Home

In nature’s economy the currency is not money, it is life.

  • Vandana Shiva –

Reclaiming Our Common Home

“The path to an ecological civilization is paved by reclaiming the commons–our common home, the Earth, and the commons of the Earth family, of which we are a part. Through reclaiming the commons, we can imagine possibility for our common future, and we can sow the seeds of abundance through ‘commoning.'” Vandana Shiva shares more here. { read more }

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A Simple Way to Add Witchcraft to Your Everyday

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Elephant Journal: Buddhism is Not a Religion—It’s Something Much Better.

I get plenty of comments when I say that I’m not a religious person, but I am a practicing Buddhist. Here’s why Buddhism is not a religion.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 24 Brilliant Burrowing Animals

There are three types of burrowing animals: primary excavators, which dig their own burrows (think prairie dogs); secondary modifiers, which live inside burrows made by other animals and might modify them to suit their needs; and simple occupants, which just occupy abandoned burrows and don’t modify them.

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EarthSky News: Find Hercules between 2 bright stars

Tonight, try locating one of the coolest constellations up there. The constellation Hercules the Kneeling Giant can be seen ascending in the east-northeast on these Northern Hemisphere spring evenings. You can find Hercules between two brilliant stars: Arcturus and Vega.

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Patheos-Pagan: Witch This, Not That: How to 9Actually) Make Moon Water

As you may have guessed from previous posts, I am in a metrie fuckton fair number of witchcraft-related Facebook groups. Most of them are fun and informative,

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: The Lord of the Rings • May It Be • Enya

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Inner Journey: FORGIVE THE HURTS

“Forgiveness will never fail to free you.”
— Jerrold Mundis

How do we forgive when we’re angry and hurt?

As a first step, we can be willing to truly feel our anger and hurt. Honouring our feelings by being fully present with them helps to release the feelings themselves.

And it helps to remember that people only hurt others when they themselves are in pain. When we can recognize the other person’s suffering, our heart can open in compassion. We can also remember that at some time or another, we too have hurt someone through our own unskilful action.

Only love can heal the rifts caused by a hurtful deed. Forgiveness holds immense power because it mends separation. It moves us towards the unity and love that lie at the core of our being. It is a fundamental part of the healing process.

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.”
— Paul Boese

“God has a big eraser.”
— Billy Zeoli

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If you hold it clearly enough in mind; if you physically anticipate it, steadily, day by day, There are no earthly hands, nor heavenly for that matter, which can stop those thoughts from becoming things.

Just be really, really sure you want it.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Lemon-Lime Ricotta Pound Cake

A rich, dense, buttery pound cake, with hints of citrus, gets a flavor and texture boost from the addition of ricotta cheese. Pairing the cake with a bright, fresh, lemon-lime icing makes for a wonderful, and beautiful, dessert.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air

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

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
April 21, 2021

Letters
“There’s no finer caress than a love letter, because it makes the world very small, and the writer and reader, the only rulers.”

-Cecelia Capuzzi, 1987


A love letter is the ultimate in romance. It’s something to be cherished, and read over and over again. When we really make the effort to put into words how we feel about someone, that brings us clarity, and it brings meaning to the relationship. Letters of love can be written to our children, or our parents, or to anyone we love and appreciate.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot:The Chariot

No matter how routine and ordinary you may feel about today’s duties and demands, you can bolster your spirit by remembering what inspires you. There are role models, ideals, dreams, and aspirations that can inform and improve even the simplest and most modest of your activities. Act with integrity and pride, and instill everything you do with that integrity and pride. Hold your head high.

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 April 1, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 1, 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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April Events & Holidays
April 1 April Fools Day

April 7 Full Pink Moon & Super Moon at 7:35 pm PST/ 8:35 pm MST/ 10:35 pm EST

April 12 Easter

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

April 22 Earth Day

April 22 New Moon at 7:25 pm PST/ 8:25 pm MST/ 10:25 pm EST

April 23 Ramadan

April 24 Arbor Day

April 30 Walprgis Night

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Patience is wider than one once envisioned,
with ribbons of rivers and distant ranges
and tasks undertaken and finished
with modest relish by natives in their
native dress.
-Kay Ryan (1945-)

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Spirit Library: Emphasising the Need for Change

The old ego-driven world is collapsing and everything that is occurring now is a result of this world dying off. It is a very necessary transformation that is allowing for an adjustment in the balance of all things on the planet.

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Spiritual Unite: Tetrahedron Sacred Geometry – A Wonderful Healing Tool

Do you want to unlock the secrets of the Tetrahedron Sacred Geometry?

This powerful construct has many uses in energy healing, manifestation, and grid work.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Weather Magic and Folklore

In many magical traditions, weather magic is a popular focus of workings. The term “weather magic” can be used to mean anything from divination and forecasting to actual control of the weather itself.

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MBG:5 Daily Mantras To Get Through The Tougher Anxious Moments

During these troublesome and uncertain times, it’s important to control our anxious thoughts. One way to do this is by being kind to ourselves (yes, it matters). Speaking loving and supportive words to ourselves is calming, much like a parent reassures a child.

Read more……

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Daily Dream Meaning: Chocolate

If the dream is positive – such as enjoying some chocolates with a friend or lover – then this is a symbol for happiness and contentment. If, however, you dream of a stomachache or toothache resulting from eating chocolate, you need to curb overindulgence in foods of any kind.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Erich Fromm: The Antidote to Helplessness and Disorientation

“To be human is to be a miracle of evolution conscious of its own miraculousness — a consciousness beautiful and bittersweet, for we have paid for it with a parallel awareness not only of our fundamental improbability but of our staggering fragility, of how physiologically precarious our survival is and how psychologically vulnerable our sanity. To make that awareness bearable, we have evolved a singular faculty that might just be the crowning miracle of our consciousness: hope.” { read more }

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Today’s DIY: Pagan Prayer Beads, Malas, & Galdr

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Elephant Journal: These are the Things the Coronavirus will Teach Us—if we Let It.

It was only a few weeks ago that I was one of the millions of skeptics.
I thought that this “virus” was simply a cold and it could not be any worse than influenza, which also kills thousands of people each year.

Now, a few weeks later, I am sitting in disbelief at just how quickly things have turned.

Read more….

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MNN: What to see in the night sky in April
Catch an approaching comet, a meteor shower and more.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Moon and Gemini stars on April 1

On April 1, 2020, you’ll find the moon at or near its half-lit first quarter phase and in the vicinity of Castor and Pollux, the two brightest stars in the constellation Gemini the Twins.

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Patheos-Pagan: Green Witchcraft: Drawing What’s Needed With Clover

In the last week, I began sharing guided meditations as one small way to help 3 Pagans and a Cat listeners (or anyone who’s interested) through the current situation of social distancing. My intention is to provide people with a positive focus to start the day, that kind of thing.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Wolf Woman – Aline Dríade

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Inner Journey:

INNER CRITICS

“We tell ourselves so many lies and half-truths … We listen and are duly impressed by these inner voices that turn into unseen judges that nag at us. We give each of these judges a seat of honor in our minds, all the while hating their guts and their never-ending supply of judgements … We give the judges permission to accompany us on each journey of life, never daring to realize that we can park them, at least momentarily.”
— Eloise Ristad

“The Inner Critic makes each of us a child. As we become the child in our relationships, we lose our sense of self. We are no longer self-contained, self- respecting adults. We look to others for validation. Our self-worth is based upon their opinion of us. Thus, everyone around us becomes a mother or a father whose support and approval is desperately needed to protect us from the constant criticism of the Inner Critic.”
— Hal and Sidra Stone

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 
Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!  Have I mentioned that everyone knows exactly what you’re thinking?

How else could you draw new friends from the unseen? How else would your heroes, heroines, and scoundrels know when to appear, or move on? How else would your “stars” get their cues?

True, they think their own thoughts, too. How else would you know who to cast in each scene?

Just thinking of you, and your power to choose.

Enthralled,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

“This is a great old Maine recipe, moist and spicy. The bread actually tastes even better the day after it is baked. Great for holiday gift giving!”

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, 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

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
April 1, 2020
Mystery
“Mystery is not the denial of reason but its honest confirmation: reason, indeed, leads inevitably to mystery…: mystery and reality are the two halves of the same sphere.”

-Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
It seems like we don’t even know what we don’t know! There is just so much to learn, so much to comprehend – so much that we don’t understand. And when we find a new topic of study, we learn a little bit and it opens up a whole bunch of questions! In that way mystery is beautiful. It lets us know that there is always more to be revealed.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

It’s your lucky day! Fortune is smiling on you by way of the Wheel of Fortune, and a happy accident could change your love life for the better. Don’t plan ahead. Leaving things to chance will result in the most wonderful surprises. If you’ve been criticized for your belief in fate or destiny, look for your beliefs to be confirmed without a doubt. Ge ready to say “I told you so” to naysayers.

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 January 27, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 27, 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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Keen gleams the wind, and all the ground
Is bare and chapped with bitter cold.
The ruts are iron; the fish are found
Encased in ice as in a mold.
-Charles De Kay (1848-1935)

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Spiritual Unite: Do You Know About Sacred Geometry Symbols And Meaning?

Sacred geometry symbols and meanings have an essential place in human history. Sacred geometry has been defined as the primary building block of our universe. The underlying principle is mathematics and form. They are found in all nature.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: What is a Shrine?

In some magical traditions, people build a shrine to the deity they’ve chosen to honor. While this is slightly different than an altar, it serves a similar purpose.

Read more….

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MBG: Astro Alert: Monday Could Be One Of The Most Romantic Days Of The Year

This week, loving energy will be trailed by some cosmic curveballs. Here, the AstroTwins share how to stay levelheaded through it all.
On Monday, January 27, two of the solar system’s dreamiest co-stars—Venus and Neptune—spoon shamelessly in poetic Pisces.

Read more……

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Spirit Library: Spiritual Metaphysics Defined

While physics is the study of physical reality, metaphysics includes that which is beyond the physical, but not necessarily the spiritual. Spiritual metaphysics takes an entirely different orientation. Spiritual metaphysics sees an ultimate, metaphysical source of all creation as the basis of reality.

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: WICCAN ALTAR (on a budget)

IN TODAY’S VIDEO I show you guys my new and improved (and cheap) witchy altar!

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Elephant Journal: What Animal are You? Chinese Astrology & Your Horoscope

Many people view Chinese astrology and the Chinese animal signs as something they see on placemats in restaurants.
There is much more to these concepts and ideas that date back more than 2,000 years

Read more…..

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MNN: Doggy blood donors save lives
Canine blood banks provide a life-saving resource, but there has been controversy about some operations.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: How many supermoons in 2020?

We’ll enjoy a “season” of 3 full moon supermoons on March 9, April 8 and May 7, 2020. Then we’ll have a “season” of 3 new moon supermoons on September 17, October 16 and November 15, 2020. Supermoon-o-mania, here.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Plant Spirits & Energies and a meditation

Every single plant, tree, herb and flower will have its own very individual and unique energy. That energy can be use for magical or medicinal purposes. So you could use the herb, leaves, petals or seeds within your magical workings-

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

“It is never about how good your voice is; it is only about feeling the urge to sing, and then having the courage to do it with the voice you are given.”
— Katie in ‘True to Form’ by Elizabeth Berg

How often have you allowed fear and your inner critic to stop you from doing something you were inspired to do?

Helen Keller said, “Life is either a grand adventure or nothing.” When we allow fear and criticism to stop us in our tracks, we give up that grand adventure. What a waste!

“Be an all-out, not a hold-out.”
— Norman Vincent Peale

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A Note from the Universe

Wow! What an incredible run you’ve had! Lots of “firsts,” tons of breakthroughs, countless miracles. Stones overturned, doors unlocked, and journeys just begun. It feels like I’ve waited an eternity for all that’s now happening. (Actually, I have.)

Do you have any idea how many millenniums, billenniums, trillenniums have gone by without you in the world? Thinking the kind of thoughts you now think, doing the kind of stuff you now do, and illuminating all the nooks and crannies (n-o-o-o-o, I didn’t almost say “crooks and grannies”) of the planet I couldn’t otherwise reach?

Too many.

Thanks, and have a great day!

Your fellow Adventurer,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mango Bread

“This is an old family favorite I got from my grandmother.”

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
January 24, 2020

Heart

“The heart outstrips the clumsy senses, and sees – perhaps for an instant, perhaps for long periods of bliss — an undistorted and more veritable world.”
-Evelyn Underhill, 1955

The heart has its own intelligence. Paul Pearsall wrote an amazing book called “The Heart’s Code” where he talks about all the research he has done that proves that the heart actually “thinks.” This is not just an organ in our body that serves a function for us to live. The heart is a sophisticated tool that can help us to live better, more beautifully.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

Smooth your way through the day by being as respectable as time and circumstance require. Fit in, look and sound the part that you’ve been assigned, and get a lot done with very little or no resistance. In general, being respectable can be a good thing and serve you well, especially when dealing with new people or with those who don’t know you very well.

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 October 7, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 7, 2019

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 beech is dipped in wine; the shower
Is burnished; on the swinging flower
The latest bee doth sit.
The low sun stares through dust of gold.
And o’er the darkened heath and wold
The large ghost-moth doth flit.
In every orchard Autumn stands,
With apples in his golden hands.
–Alexander Smith (1829–67

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Spiritual Unite: Merkaba Sacred Geometry – Understanding Your Light Body Vehicle

The Merkaba sacred geometry is central to the spiritual practices of many traditions.
It is representative of your Merkaba, the pure energy form of your higher self that has access to higher dimensions of consciousness.

Read more………………

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ThoughtCo: All About Samhain
Celebrating the Witches’ New Year 

The fields are bare, the leaves have fallen from the trees, and the skies are going gray and cold. It is the time of year when the earth has died and gone dormant. Every year on October 31 (or May 1, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere) the Sabbat we call Samhain presents us with the opportunity to once more celebrate the cycle of death and rebirth.

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Patheos Pagan: 31 Ways To Celebrate Samhain

I’m going to promise you three things, right from the start. 1) You will not have to hit “next” or view this on multiple pages. 2) I’m providing the suggestions, you can choose to do with them what you will 3) If you want more of an explanation about any one of the 31 ways to celebrate Samhain, I’ll respond to your comments.

Read more……………………..

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Mind Body Green: Eyes Up: The Upcoming Full Moon In Aries May Inspire Some Major Self-Love

A few tricky transits are in store for us this week. Here, the AstroTwins break down how to navigate them with your sanity intact.
On Monday, a Saturn transit could help us see both sides of every argument.

Read more………………

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Daily Good: What Does it Mean to Love Someone?

What does it mean to love someone? In this heartwarming animated short film produced by Cecilia Baeriswyl and directed by Julio Pot, the dynamics of relationships are explored through an ordinary couple as they learn about the power of giving and receiving. Selected in more than 100 international festivals, this film is at once lighthearted and insightful. }Read more….

Be The Change

Practice 5 random acts of love this week. Be creative with what you choose!

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Elephant Journal: A 3-Step Ayurvedic Cleanse to flush out Toxins & Toxic Energy.

I first discovered Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medical system, when I was a professional mountaineer.
When climbing at altitude in the Himalayas, I would occasionally see a black tar-like substance adhering to rock faces. I discovered that this was shilajit, known as a panacea, or cure-all, and revered by the local people.

Read more…………………..

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EarthSky News: Watch for Draconid meteors in 2019

Draco the Dragon is now spitting out meteors, also known as shooting stars. This is one shower that’s best to watch at nightfall or early evening, not after midnight. The shower is active between October 6 and 10. The best evening to watch is likely October 8; try the evenings of October 7 and 9 also.

Read more………………

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Inner Journey:

COMPASSION

“What I want in my life is compassion, a flow between myself and others based on a mutual giving from the heart.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg

“The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.”
— Thomas Merton

“When we experience the pain of another person, we instinctively want to take away that pain. But by taking away the other person’s pain, we also take away his or her opportunity to grow. To be truly compassionate, we must be able to share another person’s suffering and pain — knowing there is nothing we can do to relieve it and that we are not responsible for it, and yet knowing and understanding what that pain feels like.”
— John Gray

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Pretending is the fastest way to believing and believing is the fastest way to receiving.

Go!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Snickers-Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

Every year around Halloween, I like to come up with a sweet treat that uses candies from trick-or-treating events. Either you have kids that end up with lots of them, or you have loads leftover from handing them out. My favourite candy has always been Snickers, so these peanut butter cookies are stuffed with them. The outside is a lovely sandy, crumbly cookie, and the middle is gooey and chewy from the baked Snickers. I’ve had a dozen people ask me for this recipe after an event I made them for last week, so be ready to share if you make these, too!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Snickers-Stuffed-Peanut-Butter-Cookies.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, 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
October 7, 2019 

Persistence

“Rome was not built in a day.”

-John Clarke (1596-1658)

I’ve always heard this quote, and never knew who said it, so I was happy to come across it this time around. How appropriate! In this fast-paced society we tend to expect instant gratification. How often do you hear people complain about how slow their computers are, or their dial-up, or the pizza guy? And all that spills over into our expectations for ourselves. We want that great job NOW, that dream relationship NOW, enlightenment NOW! But we have to remember that there is always divine timing involved. The seed needs time to sprout, the sprout needs time to grow. We are like that sprout that needs to keep pushing up the dirt, keep reaching toward the sun. We’re growing every day.

-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 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/