Thought For the Day: March 22, 2019 “Unplug”

Happy Friday,

After a long week it’s nice to just kick back and chill. Let go of the tension and sensory overload that we have accumulated. One of the best ways to do this is to simply “unplug yourself” for awhile. This helps our brains and bodies to reboot, and helps us to ground and center. Do nothing or do something good for yourself. Take time this weekend to upgrade your perspective, focus and inner peace!

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Everywhere I Go: Cat’s Angel Message for March 7, 2019

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Everywhere I Go: Cat’s Angel Message for March 7, 2019 

March Theme: This month carries the energy of the Ascended Masters. We will be working to improve self love, inner peace and overall clarity. These things will help on the path to manifesting our dreams and goals.


Everywhere I go, I still have time to meditate. People think meditating is sitting there, nobody bothering you, but you can even talk and still meditate. – Jet Li


37: Take some time today to engage in meditation. Like our quote for the day from Jet Li meditation doesn’t necessarily means sitting still. Go for a walk or simply gather impressions from what’s going on around you. Make note of details, feelings, thoughts and ideas that come to you, don’t force things to come to you just let them flow naturally. You can even ask questions or gain peaceful reassurance from the Divine Sources, the Angel or Ascended Masters. Meditation is also a form of self care, which is important to our overall well-being. It helps us to regain our balance and allows us to ground and center. The Ascended Masters are just reminding us today to embrace awareness of your world and yourself and feel the budding of new growth!


Archangel Jophiel reminds 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. She reminds us that slowing down activates our creative mind and makes these things easier to visualize and grasp.  The Ascended Master Babaji encourages us to follow our spiritual paths. He can show you the path to letting go of material things and how to simplify your life. You can connect with him through breathwork and yoga. And the Hindu goddess Green Tara says “Come and sit beside me. Breathe and calm your mind and heart. In the center of your being lives the fire of your own creation, feel it and bring it forward. Allow it to bring with it your confidence and courage, do not fear, I am here with you.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include the following. Seraphinite when used with meditation promotes spiritual enlightenment and self healing. Meditating with Danburite helps us access our inner guidance system and Satin Spar Selenite makes it a great meditation stone. It opens the crown chakra to help us receive universal guidance as it calms the emotions and promotes inner peace.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 6, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 6, 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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Our seasons have no fixed returns,
Without our will they come and go;
At noon our sudden summer burns,
Ere sunset all is snow.
-James Russell Lowell (1819-91)

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Spirit Library: March 2019 – April 2026 Uranus in Taurus – Thinking Outside a Broken Box

Uranus enters Taurus on 6th March 2019 (UT). The planet of radical disruption, unpredictable events and liberating discontinuity in the zodiac sign known for its stubborn resistance to change promises to keep us all on our toes! Since May 2010 when Uranus first entered Aries, there’s been a certain amount of leeway available for the more impulsive among us

https://spiritlibrary.com/sarah-varcas/march-2019-april-2026-uranus-in-taurus-thinking-outside-a-broken-box

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MBG: How To Tap Into The Deep Spirituality Of Tonight’s Pisces New Moon

The Pisces new moon marks the beginning of a poetic, romantic, and inspired cycle that culminates with the full moon on September 14, 2019. Here are seven ways this lunar lift can bring divine guidance:

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/new-moon-in-pisces-2019

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Tetraktys: 10 Ways to Use Seashells in Witchcraft – 10 Tips From a Sea Witch

am completely in love with seashells. When I am on the beach, I spent countless hours looking for them. To my eyes, they are precious gifts from Mother Ocean. But, once you find seashells that you love, what can you do with them? In this post, you will learn 10 ways to use seashells in witchcraft. You will notice that they are very similar to crystals.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/10-ways-seashells-witchcraft/

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Elephant Journal: Is “Maitri” really about Self-Care? ~ Linda Lewis

There’s much confusion these days about the term “maitri,” a Sanskrit term meaning “loving-kindness.”
You often hear people say things like, “I just want to stay home and hibernate, stressless, and not relate. I need a little maitri in my life.”
While there’s nothing wrong with just staying home sometimes, the idea of self-care is not necessarily the Buddhist view of maitri.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/03/is-maitri-really-about-self-care/

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MNN: Rare ‘elixir of immortality’ recovered from ancient Chinese tomb

A mysterious liquid discovered in a 2,000-year-old Chinese tomb has been identified by archaeologists as an ancient medical concoction known as the “elixir of immortality.”
The 3.5 liters (0.9 gallons) of yellowish fluid, contained within a bronze pot uncovered last October, has the rich of scent of alcohol and was initially believed to be wine.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/rare-elixir-immortality-recovered-ancient-chinese-tomb

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EarthSky News: Summer Triangle, signpost for all seasons

Tonight, look for the Summer Triangle. It’s not summer for our northern temperate latitudes, but the three brilliant stars of the Summer Triangle – Vega, Deneb and Altair – are out for at least part of the night every night of the year. Presently, the Summer Triangle shines in the eastern predawn sky. You can often see this star formation from light-polluted areas or on a moonlit night

https://earthsky.org/tonight/the-summer-triangle-a-signpost-for-all-seasons

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Patheos-Pagan: Questioning my faith

As a Thelemite use the word faith differently than most people do. I don’t mean a belief that isn’t backed by science. That kind of faith doesn’t work for me because I’m a scientific illuminist. Aleister Crowley described scientific Illuminism as “the method of science, the aim of religion”.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/starandsnake/2019/03/questioning-my-faith/

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Inner Journey:

SEEK INSIGHTS

“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.”
— Aristotle

INSIGHTS happen only when we shift to a higher, more inclusive perspective. As we grow in wisdom and experience, we become less attached to the form of reality and more aware of its spiritual side – its qualities, values and meaning. As we get to know ourselves as souls, we begin to let go of the self-consciousness of the ego. This allows us to more effectively include others and work with the whole picture.

When there is more in sight, we get more insights.

Try becoming aware of those times when you focus on differences. At those times, STOP and PAY ATTENTION and IDENTIFY SIMILARITIES INSTEAD. See how all parts fit into a bigger picture. Expand your perspectives. Find common causes, motives and needs. Go to another level of thinking and problem solving. Be open to using more imagination and creativity. Shift your thinking from “either/or” to “both/and” and be prepared for more insights.

“Insight occurs when, and to the degree that, one knows oneself.”
— Andrew Schneider

“We are not what we know. We are what we are willing to learn.”
— Council on Ideas

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A Note from the Universe 

You may not be able to take “it” with you, but whatsoever you may do, be, or have in time and space, is already waiting for you here, times 10,000.

Don’t hold back,

The Universe

tut.com

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Herbal Musings: Baked Gnocchi with Spinach, Nutmeg & Thyme

This simple but satisfying dish is easy to put together and is easily adaptable to variations on the basic recipe. If you’re inclined to make your own gnocchi from scratch, so much the better. Otherwise, using a good quality packaged gnocchi from the grocery store is just fine

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2014/08/30/Baked-Gnocchi-with-Spinach-Nutmeg-Thyme

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
March 6, 2019

Character

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.”

-Helen Keller, 1938

Everything that we have gone through in our lives has come to shape our character. How we assimilate these experiences into our personality determines the strength of our character. Life is not easy – and it’s not boring! Every day offers us up opportunities to learn and grow and develop into the person we aspire to be.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Angelic Assistance for these Shifting Times 

Angelic Assistance can help you through the changes and challenges of these shifting times. I don’t know what I would do without the comfort of the love and support I feel when I evoke my angelic crew.
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/angelguidance/2019/02/angelic-assistance-shifting-times.html#t2RcmBVEP1XmHehU.99

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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 February 8, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 8, 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 sleet streams,
The snow flies;
The fawn dreams
With wide brown eyes.
-William Rose Bent (1886-1950)

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Spiritual Unite: Cypress Tree Symbolism – Ambition And Trinities

Trees have a rich and extensive symbolism all over the world, and the cypress tree has its fair share of the spotlight.
Its symbolism is mostly found in the Islamic world and across Europe, though in this day and age all symbolism has become global

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/cypress-tree-symbolism-ambition-and-trinities/

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MBG: So Turns Out Bees Can Do Math — As If They Needed Another Reason To Be Amazing

We’ve got a lot to thank bees for—our entire environment basically depends on their survival, after all. And as if they weren’t impressive enough already, scientists just found out they can actually do basic arithmetic.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/bees-can-do-math

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Spirit Library:  Conscious Connection with All That You Are

Hello Divine Ones,

We greet you in love. We are here, today to speak with you about self-care. Self-care in an expanded way – a way that is about you living here in conscious connection with all that you are.

https://spiritlibrary.com/ailia-mira/conscious-connection-with-all-that-you-are

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Tetraktys: 5 Zen Ideas and How to Apply Them
I’ve already written a few times about Zen Buddhism but I like to get back to it from time to time. The reason for it is that Zen is more of a philosophy or a way of life than a traditional religion. People often say that about Buddhism in general, but Zen is by far the least dogmatic sect of the religion.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/5-zen-ideas-and-how-to-apply-them/

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Elephant Journal: Venus & the 12 Love-Styles of the Zodiac.

Ah Venus! We all know that somehow Venus connotes love. She’s the Roman goddess associated with sexual desire, beauty, wine, roses, and all things abundantly lovely.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/02/venus-and-the-12-love-styles-of-the-zodiac-cultivate-cosmic-self-love-and-romance-through-astrology/

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EarthSky News: Moon, Mars, Uranus from February 9 to 11

On February 9, 10 and 11, 2019, use the moon to find the red planet Mars, which still shines as brightly as a 1st-magnitude star, or one of the brightest stars in our sky. Then let Mars help you find a much fainter planet, distant Uranus. You’ll have no trouble seeing Mars, even in the glare of the waxing crescent moon. But chances are you won’t spot the planet Uranus with the eye alone; use your binoculars for this one, or a small telescope

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-mars-uranus-from-february-9-11

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Patheos-Pagan: Winter’s Lessons of Silence: Putting the “Be” Back in Imbolc

During the Imbolc-tide leading up to High Winter, I received a message from the dark earth below me. As I observed the yellow grass in my back-yard temple, and how it ceases to grow in winter… and the tulip poplar tree stands so still, stripped bare of his leaves, they reminded me about the importance of dormancy.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchonfire/2019/02/putting-the-be-back-in-imbolc/

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Inner Journey:

APPLY WHAT YOU KNOW

“Knowledge of any kind … brings about a change in awareness from where it is possible to create new realities.”
— Deepak Chopra

As we evolve, we handle knowledge in different ways. We tend to move through these stages:
• We are unaware.
• We become aware of facts, data, information.
• We comprehend meaning from the facts.
• We can personally apply the information in our lives.
• We have wisdom – enlightened, we can lovingly apply our knowledge to world affairs.
• We live in truth.

How have you personally experienced a shifting of applying knowledge from one level to the next?

“More important than finding the teacher is finding and following the truth of the teaching….”
— Sogyal Rinpoche

“There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.”
— Arnold Bennett

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Usually miracles happen a good bit before you see their effects.

Like starlight reaching the earth, except faster.

Which means some really huge ones may have already happened.

Act surprised,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Blueberry Yogurt Loaf Cake

This is a simple and healthy alternative to standard cakes because no butter is required. You can easily pair a slice of this loaf cake with coffee, tea, or milk. To sweeten this cake up, you can add a nice glaze on top, whip cream or glazed fresh berries.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Blueberry-Yogurt-Loaf-Cake.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

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

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

 

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Daily Wisdom
February 8, 2019

Grace

“Grace comes into the soul, as the morning sun into the world; first a dawning; then a light; and at last the sun in his full and excellent brightness.”

-Thomas Adams (1640)
First we glimpse it, then we recognize it, then we know it as ours. Then we embrace it, and bask in its beautiful glow. And then it starts to radiate from us, and we see it as a part of who we are. This is the process of our spiritual growth. With grace comes love and patience and acceptance and reverence. It’s awesome!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.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/

Checks & Balances: Cat’s Angel Message for January 18, 2019

 

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Checks & Balances: Cat’s Angel Message for January 18, 2019 

January’s Theme: Stay focused on your desires and not your fears or past happenings. Our thoughts  are ready to manifest into reality and by staying focused on what’s positive we lessen the power of the things that we fear.


Weariness comes, on some days, from lack of service to self. – Mary Anne Radmacher


118: Today is a day of checks and balances.  We are being asked to perform a Self-Check of our balance between giving and receiving. This is an important part of our self care routine because tipping the scales in either direction can cause us (and others) harm. By giving away too much of ourselves stress levels skyrocket and we become drained and tired. If we receive or take too much from others, not only do we drain them but our energy changes from positive and loving to needy and greedy. The Universe is asking us to perform this necessary balance check and if you are tipping the scales in either direction take time to ground and center then make the adjustments to free up and even out your energy flow. This will help to open the doors to new things that you might miss out on otherwise. Remember, staying balanced means that you have more energy to create your dreams and goals.


Archangel Michael provides us with direction and the courage that we need to keep ourselves on the right track. The Ascended Master Buddha teaches valuable lessons about balance and moderation. He understands that there IS such a thing as “too much of a good thing” and it is through moderation that we achieve balance. The Egyptian goddess Maat teaches us that our point of balance is thin and feather light. It is best achieved through truth and self honesty.  She reminds us to “Honor yourself by being truthful. It is truth that creates order out of difficult or confusing situations. It is also truth that keeps your inner scales balanced, your energy free and your heart feather light.”


Our Sacred Stone for today is Garnet. This deep red stone helps us to let go of old, outdated and harmful ideas, and patterns. This is important to achieving overall balance as we sometimes do things just because we can and have been allowed to get away with it. Garnet also promotes balance by helping to clear and re-energize the chakras.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 11, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 11, 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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Another fresh new
year is here…
Another year to live!
To banish worry,
doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh
and give!
-William Arthur Ward (1921-94)

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Spiritual Unite: Pine Tree Symbolism – Protection And Immortality

The pine tree is one of the most recognisable trees in the world.
The Pine Tree is one of the most widely used tree symbolism the world over. The pine tree is about as culturally significant as a tree can get.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/pine-tree-symbolism-protection-and-immortality/

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Daily Good: Waiting to Unfold

Mirka Knaster, fiber and mixed media artist, asks us “How many times have artists thought, while working on a project, ‘Will I ever get this completed?’ How often do we face seemingly unsurmountable obstacles on the path to turning our vision into reality? And when will we reach the level of proficiency and excellence we aspire to?” These questions are familiar to any creative person who has a vision and wants to bring it to life. And what we often lack is patience, a slower tempo, more attentive listening to the nature of the unfolding creation.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2189/waiting-to-unfold-mirka-knaster/

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Elephant Journal: Your Capacity to Love is so Powerful. {Poem}

Right now, there is no such thing as armor.
I stand naked, but not exposed.
I breathe in a thousand rosebuds of beauty.
I surrender—
To pleasure
To joy

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/your-capacity-to-love-is-so-powerful-poem/

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Spirit Library: Setting Your Foundation – Tools for Joyful Living in 2019

We as a society are sitting at a precipice – our whole world is turned upside down as we begin 2019. In this article I provide guidance on how to set your foundation for navigating what’s unfolding. Continue reading to understand the mindset, life structure, and actions needed now.

https://spiritlibrary.com/selacia/setting-your-foundation-tools-for-joyful-living-in-2019

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EarthSky News: Moon sweeps past Mars January 11 to 13

On January 11, 12 and 13, 2019, use the waxing crescent moon to find the red planet Mars. You’ll find both Mars and the moon in the evening sky, with the moon in a waxing crescent phase and Mars much fainter than it was six months ago, when it outshone all the stars, brighter than since 2003. Now, Mars is still shining as brightly as a 1st-magnitude star. It’ll be that bright “star” close to the moon on these evening

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-and-mars-on-january-11-13

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Patheos-Pagan: Exploring Your Shadow With The Tarot

This post is inspired by Paige at The Fat Feminist Witch. Her podcast has quickly become one of my favorites. I was listening to her episode entitled “Emotional Witchcraft” where she talks about emotional self-care and the Shadow and discusses the book Light Magic for Dark Times: More than 100 Spells, Rituals, and Practices for Coping in a Crisis by Lisa Marie Basile and Joanna DeVoe’s Shadow Work Course.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/matauryn/2019/01/10/exploring-your-shadow-with-the-tarot/

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Herbal Muse: No-Bake Herbal Power Balls

This is a rich, nutrient-dense treat that delivers an abundance of sweetness without the fat or calories — or a mound of mixing bowls and baking dishes to clean up.

This recipe features herbs and spices with potent adaptogen and antioxidant qualities — eleuthero root (Siberian ginseng), astragalus root, Schisandra berry, cinnamon, cardamon and more, rolled in a coating of powdered carob.

Perfect with your morning tea or coffee, or as an afternoon pick-me-up. The kids will enjoy snacking on them and will wan to help make them too! Get the easy, no-bake recipe…

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2019/01/09/No-Bake-Herbal-Power-Balls

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Inner Journey:

HOW ARE YOU SABOTAGING YOURSELF?

“If you play it safe in life you’ve decided that you don’t want to grow any more.”
— Shirley Hufstedler

How are you sabotaging your potential for change?

We unconsciously use defence mechanisms to shield us from situations we perceive to be scary or painful. A part of you may want to grow and change, but another part may be resisting because change always moves you into new territory in your thinking and emotions.

If you find you are getting anxious, fearful, angry, frustrated, dismissive or unmotivated, then defence mechanisms are at work. Watch for them and know them to be signs of fear that wants to hold you back. Then courageously move through them.

“I have never been contained except I made the prison.”
— Mary Evans

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Actually, the less you think about how you can get something, like money, love, or laughter… the faster it will come.

Walkin’ on sunshine,

The Universe

tut.com

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

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

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
January 11, 2019

Wisdom

“Wisdom cannot be pass’d from one having it to another not having it.

Wisdom is of the soul, is not susceptible of proof, is its own proof.”

-Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
This is another example of the more that you give, the more that you have. One of the best ways to learn is by teaching! Wisdom is not something that can necessarily be measured, but it can be felt, and it can be shared.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Self-Care Tips for Busy People
Self-care doesn’t have to take much time

You’ve got a to-do list that feels like it’s a mile long. There are kids to run around, social and church commitments, work deadlines to meet, and a house to keep clean. To get everything done, you put yourself aside and focus on fulfilling the needs of everyone around you

Read more………

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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 December 21, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 21, 2018

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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Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;
Blinks but an hour or two; and then,
A blood-red orange, sets again.

-Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)

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Coffey Talk: Numerology of the Number 9
And finally we complete our numerology series with the number 9!

For those born on day 9, 18 or 27, Mars is your ruling planet, and the qualities of Mars are also in you. Mars is depicted as a strong masculine figure, dressed as a warrior. The qualities of a warrior include a strong sense of purpose, duty, order, and discipline. 9 people express this, as well as courage, patience, and self-confidence. 9’s can also be short-tempered, restless, argumentative and egotistical. Those under the influence of Mars enjoy sports, hunting, politics, and martial arts. They are competitive, but also good sports.

Mars is a planet of fire – it has an intense heat that is hard to take. This makes 9 people restless, it’s hard for them to sit still, they are always on the go and involved in activities. They’re always prepared for a battle, so they can create enemies with their constant state of alertness to danger. 9’s are outspoken and volatile, they are easily provoked and explosive. They are fiercely independent and have lots of energy. They can go to extremes as they are fearless. They have a strong sense of responsibility and they hate to be criticized. But since they are so domineering they often bring resentment and criticism to them.

9’s have been described as being like coconuts – hard on the outside and sweet on the inside. They are kind to people who work under them. They like to have authority and control, without it they get bored. Honor and prestige drive them. 9’s need attention, and spend a lot of their energy to get it.

Tuesdays and Fridays are lucky for 9 people, especially when they fall on a 9 day, or days 3, 6, 15, 21, 24 oe 30. Reds and pinks are auspicious for 9’s as red is the color of Mars. They can wear it, decorate with it, use it in every way to help them feel fresh and energetic. Coral is the best stone for 9’s. They can also use red stones like carnelian or jasper.

When you see the number 9 repeated it is a sign that something needs to be completed. It could be a project or a relationship that needs resolution. Think about what you need to finish up, so that you can move on and be productive.

Sharon Osbourne and Vin Diesel were both born on 9 days.

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MBG: Today Is One Of The Most Spiritual Days Of The Year. Here’s What It’s Trying To Tell Us

Today is the winter solstice—the shortest day of the year and the darkest time in Earth’s northern hemisphere. It also marks the beginning of the sun’s life cycle as it starts growing in strength again. Even though life appears cold and dead outside, this is actually a pivotal moment in the cycle of growth.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/winter-solstice-2018-how-to-welcome-it

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Daily Good: Leftover Women Take Over the Marriage Market

In China, a woman who is unmarried by age 25 is considered a “leftover woman.” She feels like an outsider, and in a culture with great respect for parents, she may feel like a failure. A group of such women went to the Marriage Market and put up large photos of themselves, and messages like “don’t give up love for suitability” or expressing the wish not to marry. Their fundamental message is “Don’t let pressure dictate your future

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=8284

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Elephant Journal: 10 Rituals I use to Welcome Light Back into my Life in Time for the Winter Solstice.

Life is full of ups and downs, and winter has traditionally been somewhat of a bummer for me.
The seemingly endless cold nights, paired with missing long lost loved ones during the holidays, and lack of garden fresh vegetables have normally found me lying in a heap of tears on my living room floor.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/12/10-little-rituals-i-use-to-welcome-light-back-into-my-life-in-time-for-the-winter-solstice/

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EarthSky News: December full moon falls within a day of the solstice

December 22, 2018 will bring the final full moon of the year, falling less than a day after the December solstice. How close are the solstice and full moon in 2018? The solstice is December 21 at 22:23 UTC. The full moon is December 22 at 17:49 UTC. So the solstice and full moon fall less than one day apart. That means that – although the Northern Hemisphere has its longest winter night on December 21 – the lamp of a nearly full moon will light up the nighttime from dusk until dawn.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/full-long-night-moon-on-december-22

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Patheos-Pagan: May The Light Keep You

Now is the time when the light wanes, and darkness grows, and people come together during this time of year to reconnect with one-another.
When I look at our major holidays and celebrations during this time of year, I find in them this theme of light and illumination.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/naturessacredjourney/2018/12/5739/

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Inner Journey:

YOU ARE BIGGER THAN YOU THINK

“He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment.”
— Meister Eckhart

We are the ocean — vast, deep, powerful and rich. Nourishing and nurturing. Dive down into the dark stillness of being. Sense the rising and falling of surface thoughts and emotions, sometimes gentle, sometimes violent. Always shifting. Always in motion.Draw back and watch the waves of your life at play. Know you are the unfathomable depths — surface agitations can’t disturb you. Know that you are bigger than the little things that aggravate you.

“The bird of paradise alights only on the hand that does not grasp.”
— John Berry

“It’s best not to get too excited or too depressed by the ups and downs of life.”
— Dalai Lama

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The great thing about feeling deep, profound, earthshaking love,  is that you can start with anyone.

Next,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Angel Snowflake Sugar Cookies

This is a recipe that I got from my mother over 40 years ago. She called them drop sugar cookies, so I renamed them this year. These are crispy cookies that melt in your mouth. Almost every time I take them to a potluck party, I am asked for the recipe.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Angel-Snowflake-Sugar-Cookies.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday 

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

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

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
December 21, 2018

Experience

“What is it which is bought dearly, offered for nothing, and then most often refused? Experience, old people’s experience.”

-Isak Dinesen, 1934

We learn from our experiences. And it is our privilege to share those experiences with other people. We’re here to help each other. Whether or not we learn from each other is an individual choice. The gems of experiences that are collected over the years form a treasure chest of wisdom that longs to be distributed. Why not tap into that wealth? And in turn, we’re giving someone the gift of being recognized and valued.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 10 Self-Care Tips for a Happier Life
These 10 self-care tips are what you need to live a happier life. You need to step back and take some time to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Using these tips will help you relax and reenergize…

Read More………….

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