Cat’s Morning Bits for September 8, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 8, 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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Build a castle, comb a beach; summer’s ripe as any peach!
-The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1996

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September’s Events:

Sept 1-2 Full Moon 10:22 pm PST/ 11:22 pm MST/ 1:22 am EST

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept 7 Labor Day

Sept 10 3rd Qtr Moon 2:25 am PST/ 3:25 am MST/ 5:25 am EST

Sept 17 New Moon 4:00 am PST/ 5:00 am MST/ 7:00 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Surrender the Old (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Currently we are experiencing a world in flux as timelines continue to shift creating instability in the energetic framework of our lives. As a result, we are experiencing a timeless, no-ordinary reality where true creation begins.

Read more……

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She is Of The Woods: How to make a Goldenrod tincture!

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ThoughtCo: Seven Card Horseshoe Tarot Spread

As you develop your Tarot reading skills, you may find that you prefer one particular spread over the others. One of the most popular spreads in use today is the Seven Card Horseshoe spread. Although it utilizes seven different cards, it’s a fairly basic spread. Each card is positioned in a way that connects to different aspects of the problem or situation at hand.

Read more……..

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MBG: The Mindset Shift To Make Before Fall, Based On Your Enneagram

According to the Enneagram, each personality type has its own way of dealing with uncertainty. And in a time as chaotic as the one we’re in right now, knowing your type can provide another piece of information about how to navigate the world with a little more ease.

Read more……

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Daily Good: Ayni: Living Life in the Round

Scarcity appears when wealth cannot flow. Lewis Hyde

Ayni: Living Life in the Round

“Today For You, Tomorrow For Me.” This is the meaning behind ayni, a living Andean philosophy and practice that awakens a balanced and harmonious relationship between nature and man. In Andean cosmology, this is expressed through complementary opposites such as male/female; sun/moon; gold/silver. Their interaction is a form of reciprocity called ayni. One of the guiding principles of the way of life of the Quechua and Aymara people, this equilibrium of exchange and mutuality, which has been practiced since ancient times (since before the Incas), creates a cycle of connectivity and support essential to social and spiritual wellbeing.” More in this thoughtful piece from Parabola. { read more }

Be The Change

How might you practice the spirit of ayni more deeply in your own life?

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Magical self-care (Harmony nice)

Hello little ones, i hope you’re doing well and okay! In todays video were talking about Magical self care and im showing you some spells where I take you through some wellness spells i’ve been doing, lots of love and hope you enjoy xxx

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Elephant Journal: Ojas: the Ayurvedic Energy Booster you (probably) didn’t know About.

In Ayurveda, there is much talk about ojas.
But what exactly is ojas? Is it some magical, sparkling, golden elixir like I first imagined it to be?

According to Ayurvedic guru David Frawley, “Ojas is not a physical substance, but the sap of our life energy that exists on a subtle level in the body.” Ojas, described as our life force, is an elusive substance said to give vitality and strength.

Read more…….

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Treehugger: 10 of the Largest Monoliths in the World

Some of the world’s most recognizable natural landmarks are monoliths. Uluru (pictured) and El Capitan are so well-known that tourists plan their itineraries around them.

Read more…….

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EarthSky News: Use Big Dipper to find North Star

Tonight’s chart shows Polaris and the Big and Little Dippers for a September evening. You can use the Big Dipper to find Polaris, which is also known as the North Star. Notice that a line from the two outermost stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper points to Polaris. And notice that Polaris marks the tip of the handle of the Little Dipper.

Read more…….

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Patheos-Pagan: Castles in Traditional British Witchcraft Lore

The origins of the Castle in the witchcraft of northern Europe incorporates the spectacular mythologies of the Grail, Celtic legends, medieval Christian mysticism, and the most ancient cosmological systems. An oft misunderstood concept, the Castle informs a large part of Traditional Witchcraft since the 1960s

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist: Grandmother (I am the Earth) Ayla Schafer

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Inner Journey: JOURNEY HOME

“Everything seeks its source.”
— a universal principle

Our spiritual journey unfolds through 2 stages.
1.THE PATH OF PERSONALITY – We arise from the one source of all, to be born as individuals in a world of form. In this physical world, we experience separation and limitation. This is a time of immersion in a world of effects, form, ego, distortion, illusionand pain.
2.THE PATH OF SOUL – When we have experienced enough pain, we find our way back home to our spiritual source. We let go of the illusion of separation to embrace unity and wholeness. We work with cause instead of effects.

Paradoxically, it’s only with a strong and healthy personality that we become capable of expressing soul. WHERE ARE YOU ON YOUR PATH? Are you struggling to do more and have more? Are you aware of your soul challenging you to open to the bigger picture oflife?

“Two people have been living in you all your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating; the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attendedto – you have uncovered in yourself your own wise guide.”
— Sogyal Rinpoche

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A Note from the Universe

Your attention, please…

Your attention, please…

This… is the Universe.

Today I’ll be recording your every thought and emotion, no matter how “good” or “bad,” no matter how generous or stingy, and no matter how helpful or hurtful they may be. And everything I record… will be played back for you, as soon as possible, as some type of physical manifestation in time and space.

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Indian Summer Raspberry Peach Sangria

Love at first sip!

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
September 8, 2020

Illusion
“If you ever do a survey, you’ll find that people prefer illusion to reality, ten to one. Twenty, even.”

-Judith Guest, 1976


There seems to be a lot of escapism in our society. We like to go to movies and get lost in a story. We like to visit places like Disneyland, called “the happiest place on earth.” As much as we can enjoy these excursions, we can’t live in Fantasyland. But what we must understand is that reality can be just as blissful. We can create our lives so that we experience joy, love, peace, anytime we want to.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The high Priestess

Even if it’s a busy day at work or with loved ones, it may still be an introspective kind of day when you need to frequently take a quiet moment to reflect. Be organized and perform your tasks well, but also find those quiet instances when you can make sense of your feelings and impressions. You can get a great deal done today, and feel inwardly satisfied about it

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Take A Breath: Cat’s Angel Message for August 31, 2020

 

Take A Breath: Cat’s Angel Message for August 31, 2020

August Theme: Positive focus and creative solutions help to draw both prosperity and abundance this month. You are a powerful creator and all that you need is within your grasp!

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Say goodbye to the old month. Take a breath and let inner peace fill your heart, mind and spirit. ~Cat

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831: We end the month of August by continuing yesterday’s quiet time. Over the past few weeks we have called on the Universe and it’s helpers for for guidance and reassurance. By doing so we have elevated our consciousness to a more loving and positive level. In turn this new lighter vibration encourages the flow of blessings on all levels. Stay open to accepting these new blessings with gratitude and continue harvesting your inner bounty. This helps to fill our personal cornucopia to overflowing. Today the universe is surrounding us with peaceful energy and will help provide direction if we feel a bit overwhelmed. just Chil-lax and get ready for a new month filled with unlimited possibilities!

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Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Jophiel the angel of Illumination and wisdom, fills us with beautiful, loving thoughts and uplifting energy which helps us to create a fresh approach to life. Jophiel tells us that goodness and beauty surround us all the time. By keeping ourselves open to receiving these blessings it draws the things we need directly to us. This is a reminder that slowing down activates our creative mind and makes these things easier to visualize and grasp and by taking the time to “smell the roses” the attitude of gratitude flows more easily.

The Ascended Master Maitreya teaches us that laughter and joy are an essential part of self care and creates the positive energy we need to propel us forward. It helps us to let go stress and worry, which allows the light of faith and hope to shine through. The power of laughter clears and resets or energy field by releasing tension and emotions that have been held in check. This is an important lesson on our path, if it makes your heart sing then it’s the right direction.

The Chinese Goddess Kuan Yin, who embodies compassion and mercy says, “You are a beautiful soul and have so much to offer. I can guide you on the path of self love and help you to embrace the confidence you need to free your mind, heart, and spirit. Be gentle on yourself. Your faith is essential to many things one of which is self care. By taking care of your needs the doors to self empowerment will open for you.”

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Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Desert Rose (Selenite). These beautiful stone “flowers” help to increase our understanding of our own personal value in the universal plan. It dissolves outdated self-imposed programming and helps us to replace it with new ideas and self perspective.

Golden (Imperial) Topaz helps to strengthen our confidence, faith and optimistic outlook as it reminds us of our own divine origins. It can also be used to re-energize the body and spirit which assists us in overcoming our self-imposed limitations.

Ulexite (TV stone). This clear stone helps to burn away mental fog and promotes clarity of vision and thinking. It can be used during meditation and to promote relaxation.

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Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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The Essence of Tranquility: Cat’s Angel Message for August 30, 2020

The Essence of Tranquility: Cat’s Angel Message for August 30, 2020

August Theme: Positive focus and creative solutions help to draw both prosperity and abundance this month. You are a powerful creator and all that you need is within your grasp!

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Sunrise, sunset and that magickal time of twilight are the essence of tranquility. ~Cat

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830: Today is a good time for a little meditation and self-care and the Universe is asking you to hold a little light and simply be at ease. Enjoy the beauty of nature or soothing music and fill your mind with your favorite energizing, soothing or healing color. These are different for everyone, personally, I like watery blue-green or aquas and soft pinks, so whatever color speaks to you today just enjoy it! Personal quiet time plays an essential role in your emotional and spiritual well being. Use that quiet place to relax and reset. Too often we forget or put off doing something just for ourselves so a bubble bath for the soul is always a good thing to indulge in!

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Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Raphael teaches us that it is through our spiritual journey that we can heal our selves and our lives and regain our self confidence and faith. This opens our spiritual eyes so that we may see what we have and how blessed we truly are as it teaches us how to make room for new things through the clearing out process. He helps to clear the way so that we can achieve balance by removing the blocks associated with giving and receiving by promoting flexibility in thinking and attitude.

The Ascended Master Melchizedek helps keep our energy balanced and flowing. This is essential for using our gifts and understanding the information we receive. He can also help to diffuse unpleasant situations that can arise as we go through change and transformation. Since he helps us heal through color, pay attention to the colors that draw you or feel relevant.

The Celtic goddess Nematona teaches us that healing can be found through nature as she helps us replenish our energy. She says, ” I am the spirit of the sacred grove. I invite you to worship in my temple and feel the heartbeat of nature. This communion can heal a weary and battered soul and replenish your spirit with hope and divine peace.”

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Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Pink Banded Agate. This stone is a member of the Botswana Agate family. It teaches us how to look at our lives and see the big picture, as it helps us to use our creative problem solving skills through focus and attention to detail. it is a good stone for women who want to embrace a more feminine attitude by drawing their nurturing side forward. Pink Banded Agate also helps us to feel good about ourselves and is said to help ease stress and anxiety.

Larimar helps to remove self-imposed barriers that may be keeping us from accepting our personal power and stops self-sabotaging behavior by bringing out the best in us. It helps us to see the things that we have to be grateful for and the tiny miracles that we take for granted. This sky blue stone also helps to ease our obsession for material things and shows us how to put things into perspective so that you manifest what you really need. It shows us how to go with the flow.

Rose Quartz brings us inner peace and harmony which is essential to increasing our faith. The energy of this stone is very soothing and can help calm frazzled nerves. It helps to promote the softer, move loving view that we need to embrace gratitude, it soothes and clears the emotions and fills us with loving compassion. It works with the heart chakra to gently wash away negative feelings that we harbor against ourselves and lifts the emotions to promote joy and peace. It opens our heart and shows us the love in relationships and situations, which helps us find a balancing point Use this gentle stone to shower yourself with loving care and to send healing to those little places that most need it.

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Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Out With The Old, In With The New: Cat’s Angel Message for July 31, 2020

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Out With The Old, In With The New: Cat’s Angel Message for July 31, 2020

July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path. You will be receiving important guidance this month so get ready to receive. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!


Embrace the closing cycle with gratitude and welcome the new with a sense of expectancy! ~Cat


 

731:  As the month of July comes to a close take a moment to give yourself a big hug. You’ve done a lot of work recently so be sure to acknowledge your personal growth and evolution. This is an important part of your self-care routine, so don’t sell yourself short. Celebrate your wins and the effort you put forth. Today the Angels are telling us that the work we have done is paying off even if the results aren’t visible yet. Continue the self-care routine from yesterday and focus on centering and balancing as this will be important in the new month. The Universe wants you to know that you have grown in ways that you can’t begin to imagine (yet).. so stay focused, confident and above all believe in yourself!


Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

 

Archangel Haniel showers us with stardust, illuminating our thoughts and memories so that we can remember what magickal beings we truly are, which assists us in the creation process. In turn, this shows us how to receive with grace and gratitude. This process accelerates when we allow beauty and harmony to surround us. It’ helps us to enjoy ourselves which makes blessings easier to receive.

 

The Himalayan Ascended Master Babaji helps us to achieve the personal and spiritual growth necessary for the letting go process. He assists us in detaching ourselves from both material things and things that no longer serve us. He teaches us that letting go is a form of simplifying your life. It frees your energy so that you can work on what’s important so that new blessings can be received.

 

The Hawaiian fire goddess Pele helps us to ignite our inner fire. This fire when channeled correctly helps to fuel our passions and sense of purpose. She is a goddess of empowerment teaches us about honest communication and how it aids our goal setting and getting. “Within you lives the sacred fire that gives life to your greatest dreams and passions. This part of you must be allowed to come forward, not smothered beneath fear, resentment, or the expectations of others. Your fire will help you forge new paths!”


Our Sacred Stones today include:

 

Moss Agate. This gentle stone promotes new beginnings and can help release the blocks that are keeping us from moving forward. It attracts new forms of abundance and teaches us how to channel our energy in new, creative ways. Often referred to as the gardener’s stone Moss Agate helps us connect to nature, the earth, and our own inner garden as well. Carry it with you or wear it during times of new growth.

 

Turquoise helps us with creative problem solving and promotes both balance and intuition. It is aligned with the Throat Chakra and teaches us to speak up for ourselves and to speak our truth, which can be a valuable asset when working with gratitude and our ability to create. Turquoise helps to purify our energy and clears away negative energy. it aids our problem-solving skills and protects us against self-sabotaging thoughts and actions.

 

Unakite. This green and pink stone helps us to see blocks that we have erected within ourselves and then provides valuable insights on removing them so that we can move forward. It helps us to appreciate the present moment and works with both base and heart chakras


Blessings for a magickal day! Cat


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Clear The Way For self Care: Cat’s Angel Message for July 30, 2020

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Clear The Way For self Care: Cat’s Angel Message for July 30, 2020

July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path. You will be receiving important guidance this month so get ready to receive. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!


Your needs are important. If you don’t care for yourself you will not be able to care for others. ~ Cat


730:  The Universe is inviting us to indulge in a little self-care today. In order to hear and receive both divine guidance, as well as our own, we must take care of ourselves. This involves keeping our energy field clear so that we can stay focused and centered. Every day our energy field absorbs bits and pieces of what goes on around us and these things can knock us out of balance. This balance is important when it comes to receiving guidance and messages. Take some time today to ground, center, and clear. Clean up your path, pick a few weeds, plant something new, and even blow a few dandelions. Don’t forget to harvest some good things along the way….. you’ve earned it!


Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

 

Embrace the healing energy of Archangel Raphael. This enhances your personal healing abilities so that you are better equipped to help yourself and others when needed. He teaches us that it is through our spiritual journey that we can heal our selves and our lives and therefore regain our self-confidence and faith. He helps to clear the way so that we can achieve balance by removing the blocks associated with giving and receiving by promoting flexibility in thinking and attitude.

 

The Ascended Master Melchizedek helps keep our energy balanced and flowing. This is essential for using our gifts and understanding the information we receive. He can also help to diffuse unpleasant situations that can arise as we go through change and transformation. Since he helps us heal through color, pay attention to the colors that draw you or feel relevant

 

The Celtic goddess Nemetona teaches us that healing can be found through nature as she helps us replenish our energy. She says, “ I am the spirit of the sacred grove. I invite you to worship in my temple and feel the heartbeat of nature. This communion can heal a weary and battered soul and replenish your spirit with hope and divine peace.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

 

Rose Quartz brings us inner peace and harmony which is essential to increasing our faith. The energy of this stone is very soothing and can help calm frazzled nerves. It helps to promote the softer, move loving view that we need to embrace gratitude, it soothes and clears the emotions and fills us with loving compassion. It works with the heart chakra to gently wash away negative feelings that we harbor against ourselves and lifts the emotions to promote joy and peace. It opens our heart and shows us the love in relationships and situations, which helps us find a balancing point Use this gentle stone to shower yourself with loving care and to send healing to those little places that most need it.

 

Tangerine Quartz helps to increase our receptivity to Divine inspiration while it stimulates the mind and enhances overall creativity. It fills us with hope and joy as it restores our feelings of self-worth

 

Morganite (aka Pink Beryl) to bring awareness to emotional needs or feelings that remain unfulfilled. It helps us to express them so that we can begin the healing process.

 


Blessings for a magickal day! Cat


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 Sacred Tools: Cat’s Angel Message for July 26, 2020

 

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Sacred Tools: Cat’s Angel Message for July 26, 2020

July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path. You will be receiving important guidance this month so get ready to receive. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!


Believe in yourself. You have everything you need to make things happen! ~Cat


726: The most essential tools that we have in our “Sacred Toolbox” are faith,  self-confidence, and a belief in our own abilities.  While Spirit and the Angels are here to help us we must do our part to make things happen. This is where these “Sacred Tools” come into play. Always look for the “one good thing” and be willing to accept the good into your life in whatever manner it presents itself. Use your superpowers of optimism and hope to keep the ball rolling and embrace the principle of divine timing. Remember that you are a powerful creator and the stronger your faith the more you can create. Today the Angels are asking us to surround ourselves with faith. Listen to the divine and the inner guidance you receive and take action accordingly.


Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

 

Archangel Gabriel helps us to access our inner wisdom and shows us how it can guide and inspire us. Gabriel also teaches us the importance of communication on all levels. This helps us to overcome our fears so that we can complete the things we start and achieve positive results during times of transformation and change.

 

The Ascended Master Solomon helps us to take what we are given and make the most of it. He teaches us how to do things more efficiently as he guides us through difficult situations. Focus and efficiency help us in our quest for personal evolution and help create the necessary stepping stones we need to move ahead.

 

The Greek goddess Nike, Lady of victory and success helps us to embrace the good things that we have accomplished. By acknowledging them we can increase our faith in ourselves as a creator. She says: “Do not be afraid to acknowledge the amazing things you have done but don’t rest too long on your laurels. Remember that your power comes through movement and momentum is lost through inactivity. Keep moving and you will be victorious!”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Larimar helps to remove self-imposed barriers that may be keeping us from accepting our personal power and stops self-sabotaging behavior by bringing out the best in us. It helps us to see the things that we have to be grateful for and the tiny miracles that we take for granted. This sky blue stone also helps to ease our obsession for material things and shows us how to put things into perspective so that you manifest what you really need. It shows us how to go with the flow.

 

Turquoise helps us with creative problem solving and promotes both balance and intuition. It is aligned with the Throat Chakra and teaches us to speak up for ourselves and to speak our truth, which can be a valuable asset when working with gratitude and our ability to create. Turquoise helps to purify our energy and clears away negative energy. it aids our problem-solving skills and protects us against self-sabotaging thoughts and actions.

 

Sunstone brings personal empowerment and fights procrastination. It brings out our natural optimism, self-confidence, and promotes our natural flow of abundance as it soothes our fear of change and the accompanying stress that change can bring.


Blessings for a magickal day! Cat


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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 14, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 14, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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The luminous grasses, and the merry sun
In the grave sky; the sparkle far and wide,
Laughter of unseen children, cheerful chirp
Of crickets, and low lisp of rippling tide.
-Emma Lazarus (1849-87)

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July Events & Holidays

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST

July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 12 Mercury goes direct

July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST

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Spirit Library: Internal Expansion (a message from Kate Spreckley)

For most of us this year feels like it has been an all consuming cycle of change, clearing, releasing and healing, and it seems like these coming months hold only more of what we are now intimately familiar with. The unfolding of our awakening journey has shifted our energy and expanded our awareness to the point where we are now able to process and integrate vast amounts of cosmic energy.

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A Simple Way to Add Witchcraft to Your Everyday

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ThoughtCo: Lammas Craft Projects

Looking for some fun and inexpensive ways to decorate your home for Lammas? Make an easy grapevine pentacle, apple candleholders, a cornhusk chain and Lammas incense as a way to celebrate the season.

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MBG: Meaning & History Behind 9 Common Yoga Symbols, Plus How To Use Them

If you’re beginning to dip your toes into a yoga practice, you may have noticed a few symbols pop up again and again: the Om symbol, a chakra chart, a lotus flower. So, what do they all represent? Here’s an overview of the meanings and history of some of the most common yoga symbols to help you integrate them into your practice meaningfully and respectfully.

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 Simple & Effective Truth Spell || Spell work

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Elephant Journal: 10 Ways to be a Little Bit Kinder to Yourself Every Day.

When the subject of kindness comes up, perhaps our first thoughts are on whether we are kind enough to others—but do we ever reflect on whether we are kind enough to ourselves?

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Treehugger: 8 Unexpected Animals That Sing

Everyone knows that birds and insects sing with abandon, and humans clearly enjoy singing. But what about other animals? A study on musicality explored the role of music in human and non-human animals, and suggests “links to language, music, and animal vocalization.”

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EarthSky News: Deneb and Cygnus the Swan

Tonight’s chart has you looking eastward at the famous Summer Triangle. Today, notice the star Deneb, the northernmost star in the Summer Triangle. Its constellation is Cygnus the Swan. In a dark country sky, you can see that Cygnus is flying along the starlit trail of the summer Milky Way.

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Patheos-Pagan: Easy Alternatives to White Sage for Smoke Cleansing

If you are here reading this article, I am going to assume that you do not need me to explain to you why you should be using alternatives to white sage, unless you are a part of one of the traditions where the practice of smudging originated.

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Pagan Playlist: Gaelic Song – Fear a Bhàta

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Inner Journey:

WHAT IS YOUR BODY SAYING?

“Many people treat their bodies as if they were rented from Hertz — something they are using to get around in but nothing they genuinely care about understanding.”
— Chungliang Al Huang

“As we explore the extraordinary interplay of energies between the many aspects of our personality — our needs, unconscious reactions, repressed emotions, aspirations, and fears — with the functioning of our physical system and its capacity to maintain itself, we soon realize how very wise the body is. With its intricately detailed systems and operations, it portrays infinite intelligence and compassion, constantly giving us the means to understand ourselves further, to confront issues we are not looking at, and to go beyond that which is holding us back.”
— Deb Shapiro

Scan your body with your awareness. Are you experiencing any aches and pains? Any stiffness?

What might your body be trying to tell you about how you are living your life?

“Your body is the ground and metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence. It is your Bible, your encyclopedia, your life story. Everything that happens to you is stored and reflected in your body. In the marriage of flesh and spirit divorce is impossible.”
— Gabrielle Roth

“What is always speaking silently is the body.”
— Norman Brown

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A Note from the Universe 

Using your physical senses to assess your options is kind of like driving while looking in the rearview mirror. Not so swift, unless you want to go backward.

Mostly the physical senses show what has been, not what will be. For direction, look within.

Er-r-r-r-k!

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Shortbread Bars

Fresh strawberries sit atop a buttery shortbread crust for a tasty springtime (or anytime) dessert! These bars taste great even after being refrigerated–and are maybe even better the next day!

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Tuesday (masculine)

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

Element: Fire

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
July 14, 2020 

Helping
“The service we render others is the rent we pay for our room on earth.”

-Wilfred Grenfell
Helping other is not just an obligation; it’s a responsibility. Are we making a difference in the world, or are we just taking up space? There are opportunities for service presented to us every day, and these are also opportunities for our own learning and growth. It can be something simple, or something grand, and when we rise to the occasion we know we’ve done something good, because we feel good.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers 

Indecision is not necessarily a bad thing, but taken to extremes it can make you pessimistic and defeatist. Take the time you need to make the choices you need but don’t get bogged down and grind to a halt. Take yourself in hand and refuse to feel helpless in the face of a challenging (or tempting) situation. Refuse to be rushed by anyone, too.

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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/

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 3, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 3, 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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** Mercury Retrograde from June 18- July 12

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July Events & Holidays

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST

July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 12 Mercury goes direct

July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST

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Spirit Library: Your Soul’s Adventure (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The incoming energy is burning through the veils of our attachments revealing whatever is blocking our ability to fully embrace our destiny. Our inner life is being electrified as powerful and unexpected events rise asking us to look deeply into our present circumstances and conditions.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Disposal of Ritual Offerings

A common question that comes up is the matter of how to dispose of offerings made during a ritual once the ritual has concluded. Disposal methods may vary, depending on a few things. For instance, does your particular magical tradition require you to dispose of offerings in a certain way?

Read more….

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MBG: This Month, The Planets Will Finally Find Balance (And Hopefully We Will, Too?)

What spurs you to action? And where do you need to slow down? This month, like June, keeps us on our toes while also telling us “hurry up and wait.”

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Braided Bread Recipe || Lughnasadh Recipe || Kitchen Witchery

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Elephant Journal: Empath Self-Care 101: 9 Ways to Stay Grounded in Chaos.

Empaths and highly sensitive people everywhere are feeling it: we are in a world of intensity right now.
First came Coronavirus, then the Black Lives Matter movement’s long-overdue reckoning with the centuries-long pain and injustice of racism

Read more…

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Treehugger: 7 Beautiful Edible Landscaping Plants

It’s that time of year when garden centers are full, and you just can’t seem to squeeze enough hours out of the day to get your yard done. With budgets tightened, many folks are considering growing food instead of just pretty flowers.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Full moon, faint eclipse, on July 4-5

For us in the Americas, the moon will turn precisely full during the nighttime hours on July 4-5, 2020, to present a partial penumbral eclipse of the moon. It’ll be such a faint eclipse – so nearly imperceptible – that some of you will swear nothing is happening even while staring straight at it.

Read more…

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3 Pagans And A Cat: Solitary Self-Initiation or Dedication. Does It Matter?

Car, Ode, and I had a lively discussion in our latest episode of 3 Pagans and a Cat regarding initiation. This includes self-initiation as a Solitary Witch or Pagan practitioner. Now, if a person wants to join a coven or group within a specific tradition or religious practice, then having the means to bring people together under oaths and rituals makes sense.

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Equinox

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Inner Journey:

OPEN TO THE NEW

“All the people we call ‘geniuses’ are men and women who somehow escaped having to put that curious, wondering child in themselves to sleep.”
— Barbara Sher

How willing are you to learn something new?
How open are you to new perspectives?

Only when we’re open can we really hear what’s being said or really see what’s happening or really experience the moment.

Openness demands that we be willing to move to places we’ve never been before. It asks us to continually challenge the foundations of our belief systems so we can test out new ideas. And to do that, we need to accept insecurity.

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
— Alvin Toffler

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A Note from the Universe 

One hundred trillion years!

7 continents!

106 billion people! (Not counting Atlantis, Lemuria, and the others.)

96 zillion dreams come true!

And not once, not even close, not even on my most generous, loving, caring days, has anything ever happened in time and space — good or bad, big or small, rich or poor — that wasn’t sparked by someone’s imagination and followed up with their own baby steps.

Not without you,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: A Watermelon-Berry Collagen Marg To Try This Weekend (It Makes Your Skin Glow!)

Bright and acidic, this frozen watermelon-berry margarita practically screams summer. Watermelon is such a refreshing treat, and the frozen berries add a nice flavor, texture, and gorgeous color (plus more antioxidants and fiber

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Friday (feminine)

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

Element: Earth

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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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

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Daily Wisdom
July 3, 2020 
Gardening
“I wanted no one lifting a finger in that garden unless he loved doing it. What if Fred had hired a man to dig those trenches and it had turned out that he didn’t love to dig? Who could eat that kind of asparagus?”

-Ruth Stout, 1955

 
We are so intricately connected and with each other that we can feel a person’s emotions. It’s the same way with the earth – we are just as connected with this planet, so why wouldn’t ‘it’ be able to feel our emotions as well? In the movie ‘Like Water for Chocolate’ there is a scene where a girl is broken-hearted. As she cooks, her tears fall into the stew, and when the family eats the stew, they start to cry. When we’re sick with a cold, the famous remedy is chicken soup – but what is the ‘magic’ ingredient that makes the soup so healing? The love that the cook puts in there! These are illustrations of how our emotions, or how our intent, can affect our environment, and the people in our lives. In a way, we are gardening all the time.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

Things may be going fine but you’ll still be able to find something to be disappointed about. Rather than looking on the glum side of things, take a walk in the sunshine or at least get some fresh air and make an effort to be more objective. Full-blown optimism may be beyond you today, but you can balance your mood by noticing and maybe making a list of all those things that are going right.

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/

More To Share: Cat’s Angel Message for June 23, 2020

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More To Share: Cat’s Angel Message for June 23, 2020

June’s Theme: Maintaining balance in all areas of our lives. (material, spiritual, goals, dreams, self, etc.) Create and invite good things through focus and faith while staying grounded and present.


Inner peace and well-being are important and by taking care of yourself first you have more to share. ~Cat


623:  Today the angels are asking us an important question: “How do you feel today? Are you peacefully centered or do you feel “wobbly”? Either way, it’s best to take some time to ground, center, and clear. This is an important part of a daily self-care routine. It calms the mind and emotions. It reduces stress and loosens the hold of anxiety. When we are at peace this energy encompasses everything we do and can be felt by those around us. It opens the pathways that allow loving and peaceful vibes to reach our core and helps us to send them out in return. Just breathe and allow peace to fill your entire being.


Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

 

Archangel Haniel helps us tap into our own healing abilities. She teaches us to rely on ourselves instead of others in matters relating to our overall well being.

 

The Ascended Master Buddha is our go-to guy when we feel “wobbly’. He teaches us that the key to happy living requires moderation and balance in all things. This includes the important balance between giving and receiving. When we are balanced we find that inner peace is ours.

 

The Egyptian goddess Bastet (Bast) is not only associated with cats both large and small she is also a goddess of protection and of things that bring pleasure to the senses. She asks you today “What are you passionate about and how are you using that energy? be like a cat today and use your energy wisely. By expending too much you are not honoring your commitment to your own self care.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

 
Rose Quartz brings us inner peace and harmony which is essential to increasing our faith and promoting self-love which is key to positive self-expression and empowerment. It helps to promote the softer, more loving view that we need to embrace gratitude.

Gentle Seraphinite helps to clears the heart chakra opens us to love on all levels. It is also used to review the progress that you have made in life and shows the changes that we need to make to best helps us on our path. When used with meditation promotes spiritual enlightenment and self-healing.

Ulexite (TV stone). This clear stone helps to burn away mental fog and promotes clarity of vision and thinking. It can be used during meditation and to promote relaxation.


Blessings for a magickal day! Cat


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  Ground Deep: Cat’s Angel Message for June 15, 2020

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Ground Deep: Cat’s Angel Message for June 15, 2020

June’s Theme: Maintaining balance in all areas of our lives. (material, spiritual, goals, dreams, self, etc.) Create and invite good things through focus and faith while staying grounded and present.


Visualize green fields and blue skies. Take a breath. Feel the earth beneath your feet. Take a breath. Ground deep into the earth. Just breathe…. ~Cat


615:  Rising above negative thoughts/feelings and indulging in self-care is on the universal agenda today. There are times when rising above feels like a monumental task. This can be especially true when there are negative things going on around us. When we experience negativity in any form it makes an impression. We get angry, freaky or we absorb it causing a harmful dis-ease that festers inside. Sounds pretty gnarly right? I mean who really wants to go on someone else’s negative roller coaster ride or your own for that matter. This trap is easy to get caught in and we’ve all been there. The angel’s advice is pretty clear on this. “The best thing that you can do for yourself is to acknowledge the situation and surround it with healing energy. Then send it to us to deal with. Surround yourself with positive people and energy. Make your own self-care one of your top priorities. Remember, you cannot be healthy for others if you are not healthy for yourself!”


Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

 

This is a good time to ask Archangel Michael for assistance. When we are bombarded with the energy of others (negative or not) it creates psychic lines and hooks that attach to our energy field and effectively drain our energy. One of my spiritual mentors taught me this simple exercise: “Archangel Michael please cut away all psychic hooks, lines, and cords that have been attached to me by others. Please return these things to the people who sent them, not to do do them harm, simply to return what is theirs.” When I do this I always feel a tingly sensation on my neck/back etc followed by a sense of relief.

 

The Ascended Master Maitreya teaches us that laughter and joy are an essential part of self-care and creates the positive energy we need to propel us forward. It helps us to let go of stress and worry, which allows the light of faith and hope to shine through. The power of laughter clears and resets or energy field by releasing tension and emotions that have been held in check. This is an important lesson on our path, if it makes your heart sing then it’s the right direction.

 

The Egyptian goddess Bastet (Bast) is not only associated with cats both large and small she is also a goddess of protection and of things that bring pleasure to the senses. She asks you today “What are you passionate about and how are you using that energy? be like a cat today and use your energy wisely. By expending too much you are not honoring your commitment to your own self-care.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Amethyst helps us to make decisions by promoting common sense and spiritual insight. It also enables us to set realistic goals and sets us on the road to personal achievement. This crystal is a powerful protector and helps to shield us from unwanted energies while dispelling anxiety and fear. It helps the thought process by providing focus and clearing the way to good decision making.

Jade can provide aid in problem-solving and shows us the path to reaching our goals and actualizing our dreams. It also promotes emotional balance and self-confidence as it gently dissipates negativity and brings peace on all levels. Jade which attracts both prosperity and good luck. Jade helps us to understand that we are spiritual beings on this very human journey we call life. It stimulates knowledge and ideas.

Purple Fluorite helps strengthen our intuitive powers as it helps dispel fixed ideas and thoughts and brings the rational thinking forward so that new information is easily accepted. It is a protective stone that draws away negative energy and stress. It cleans and re-energizes the aura and promotes overall harmony and order.


Blessings for a magickal day! Cat


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