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.

Read more….

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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.

Read more…..

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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.

Read more…

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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

higherawareness.com
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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/