Thought For The Day: June 7, 2021″ No Approval Needed”

Happy Monday,

Just a reminder today about loving self acceptance. The truth is that we do not need the approval of others to be happy. People who point fingers and fault with others are unhappy with themselves. It’s easier to look down on someone than it is to do the work that will help them feel good about themselves. Your happiness is worth the effort. You’ve got this!

I invite you to check out my websites!

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A Loving Self-Image: Cat’s Angel Message for May 19, 2021

A Loving Self-Image: Cat’s Angel Message for May 19, 2021

May’s Theme: This month brings changes to your life. While change sometimes feels scary, it is a necessary thing for our overall growth. Be willing to embrace it and allow it to happen naturally and get ready for better things!

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Our personal evolution is a work in progress with no set time limit. It is a work at your own pace endeavor. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: A Loving Self-Image

519: One of the best things that we can do for ourselves is to show ourselves some love by embracing a loving self-image. We have all heard the phrase “love yourself”, it’s not only an important part of our self-care, but it also helps to increase our self-confidence and feelings of worth. When we love ourselves and like who we are it shows. That’s not to say that there isn’t room for improvement (there’s always room for that) because we really are a work in progress. A positive and loving self-image tells the world “I am confident in who I am and I like myself. I am not perfect, however, I am trying to be the best person I can be .” Today the angels are saying “Give yourself a BIG hug and embrace the amazing being you are!”

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Chamuel helps us in creating and maintaining strong and loving relationships. While this includes the one we have with ourselves and our own spiritual nature, it helps our relationships with others as well. Ask him to help you create an atmosphere of peace, love, and togetherness. His goal is to help us to build a strong foundation from which we can create our personal evolution.

The Ascended Master Mother Mary provides us with all forms of healing. She surrounds us with her gentle energy and helps to fill our hearts with love as she imparts feelings of peace and safety as she gently heals the dark, hidden places within while showing us the path that leads to compassion and forgiveness which is essential to healing ourselves.

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. Joy comes from embracing the simple things which frees the energy needed to assist the creation process and help others along the way.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Dalmation Stone. This light hearted stone is a combination of quartz, microline and black tourmaline. It instills feelings of safety as it helps us to reconnect with our playful side which is important to our emotional health and it transforms outdated thinking during times when we feel stuck and enables our forward progress by encouraging a fresh perspective This stone also promotes grounding and enhances our connection to Mother Earth.It reminds us that we are a part of her as well as being spiritual beings on a very human journey.

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.

Sodalite is a stone for the mind, it promotes clear and calm thinking. and activates intuition as it draws down information to the physical level. It dispels confusion and releases outdated thought patterns while creating space for new ideas. It also helps us to look for and find the truth and makes it possible to stand up for our personal beliefs while remaining true to yourself by boosting our confidence and self-esteem

Blessings.for a magickal day! Cat

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Be Your Own Valentine: Cat’s Angel Message for February 14, 2021

Be Your Own Valentine: Cat’s Angel Message for February 14, 2021

February’s Theme: Trusting in the “unseen” and believing in yourself puts you on the path to manifesting your dreams and goals. Our keywords are “I CAN”.

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Being your own best friend makes loving self care easier. Be the best, look for the best and always reach for the best. ~Cat

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214:Today’s message is about love, it is Valentine’s Day after all!. While it’s important to show love for those around you it’s equally important to show some for yourself. Today the angels are asking us to turn any fears or worries over to them and make room for some self love. By acknowledging yourself as an awesome and amazing person (and you really are!) you are affirming that you are worthy of receiving the love and positive energies around you and being sent to you. As I said earlier this week we are quite often our own worst critics so today is your chance to jump on your own bandwagon. Be your own valentine today and do something nice for yourself and don’t forget to give yourself a BIG hug and embrace the beautiful and divine spirit that is YOU!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Haniel showers us with stardust, illuminating our thoughts and memories so that we can remember what magical 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 Ascended Master, Saint Padre Pio, keeps us on the path of spiritual and personal growth. As we continue to grow so do our abilities like intuition, compassion, and seeing through the eyes of love. His energy is strong and optimistic which helps to boost our faith and confidence.

The Roman Goddess Venus teaches us to truly appreciate ourselves. She says “You must put loving self care first. By doing so you become confidently empowered and fully connected to your own divine nature.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Amazonite. This stone is sometimes called the stone of hope. It helps us to speak our truth with confidence and instills us with hope itself. It calms and soothes frayed nerves during times of stress and helps us to feel and embrace universal love. It works with both heart and throat chakras.

Celestite which promotes spiritual development and teaches us to reach for personal enlightenment and helps us to find peace within. It also helps us to embrace new experiences while blending instinct and intellect to create balance and harmony while providing strength and calm.

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. Sunstone has a strong connection to light and helps to harness the re energizing power of the sun during meditation and everyday life. It is linked to all benevolent deities and brings good fortune and luck.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 3, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 3, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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February is derived from the Latin word “februs” meaning “to cleanse.” The month was named after the Roman Festival, Februalia, a month long festival of purification and atonement.

February Events

Feb. 2: Imbolc/Candlemas and Groundhog Day

Feb. 5: World Animal Reiki Day

Feb. 7: Super Bowl Sunday

Feb. 11: New Moon at 11:05 am PST/ 12:05 pm MST/ 2:05 pm EST

Feb. 12: Chinese New Year of the Ox

Feb. 14: Valentines Day

Feb. 15: Presidents Day and Lupercalia

Feb. 16 Mardi Gras

Feb. 18: Sun enters Pisces

Feb. 19: National Caregivers Day

Feb. 20: Mercury goes DIRECT

Feb. 27: Full Moon at 12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST


Spirit Library: Be Open Minded & Flexible (a message from Kate Spreckley)

When we assume that the world works in a linear, logical and fairly predictable way we limit our ability to embrace change and transformation.

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Native American ~ Words of Wisdom

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Spiritual Unite: SEEING TRIPLE NUMBERS MEANING – WHEN ARE THEY A WARNING?

Triple numbers are a particular type that may present themselves to us through synchronicity.

If we feel bugged by their repetition of showing triple digits consistently,

Read more……

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ThoughtCo: Bird Gods From Different Cultures

Birds have been honored, revered, and worshipped in many different cultures throughout history, and the representation of birds as gods or god-like figures is just one of the many cultural connections between humans and birds.

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: Insights from the Toltec Prophecies: 2021-2026

Do you remember back in 2012 when the Mayan calendar said that the world was going to end? Some believed that the calendar prophesied that a cataclysmic, doomsday event would occur on December 21st of that year.

Read more…

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MBG: Mercury Is Retrograde Again — Here’s Your To-Do List

Another Mercury retrograde has rolled around, and this one is the first of 2021. Known for messing with communication, technology, and travel, there’s a certain dread that comes with the recurring retrograde of the messenger planet.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Plants for February

It may be cold outside and the garden a little bleak but there are still some stunning plants to be had that will really give your garden a lift at this time of year. From early bulbs to flowering shrubs, here is a short list of some of the very best.

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Today’s DIY: February Plan With Me, Witchy Planner – Planner Stickers, Self Love Theme, Magical Crafting

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Elephant Journal: 18 Ways to Honor yourself Each & Every Day.

I am a self-proclaimed expert in the art of self-love and self-care.
I have gone from abusing myself in many, many ways to falling madly in love with myself on so many levels.

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Treehugger: 18 Extraordinary Types of Monkeys

There are nearly 200 different species of monkeys found around the world. They come in all shapes and sizes, from the adorable four-ounce pygmy marmoset to the massive 119-pound mandrill-

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EarthSky News: See the Double Cluster in Perseus

Tonight, find the gorgeous Double Cluster in the constellation Perseus. It’s a wonderful sight to see, assuming your sky is dark. To see it at this time of year, face north to northwest as darkness falls. The Double Cluster consists of two open star clusters, known as H and Chi Persei (also called NGC 884 and 869).

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Rainbows at Candlemas

On a frigid February morn
dawn breaks through dark
clouds like a billiard ball,
casting aside gloom
with revolutionary pinks
that will not suffer woe.

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Basic Tarot Card Spreads for Beginners

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Inner Journey: FOLLOW THROUGH ON YOUR COMMITMENTS

“Our high resolves look down on our slumbering acts.”
— L.E. Landon

How do you put things off, make excuses, or let anyone or anything get in the way of your commitments?

What are you saying to yourself and your subconscious mind (which records all of your patterns) when you do not complete what is important to you?

Pick a task or new habit to which you will re-commit. Show yourself and your inner programming that you CAN complete and that you are serious about what you say.

“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of anuncompleted task.”
— William James

“Procrastination is the thief of time.”
— Edward Young

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If you ever find yourself driving down that motorway of life looking for an exit that says EASY STREET, may I remind you that that’s where you got on, following a sign that said PARADISE, THIS WAY. ROAD UNDER CONSTRUCTION. WATCH OUT FOR “LIGHT WORKERS,” FALLING DEBRIS, POTHOLES, AND SLIPPERY PATCHES. NO TURNING BACK.

And you said, “Cool.”

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Chicken Piccata

This is my son’s favorite dish. He is a very persnickety eater. Serve this chicken recipe over white rice.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

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

Element: Air


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

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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

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Daily Wisdom
February 3, 2021

Choice
“To choose is also to begin.”

-Starhawk, 1982


That’s it. The first step is always to make a choice. Pick one, whether it’s a color, or a flavor, or a career, or a path. And go for it. That’s not to say that we can’t pick again. We can always choose again. But we’ve got to start somewhere

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

This is one of those days when everything is up in the air and you doubt that you could do much even if you tried. Nonetheless, things can go well when some unexpected good luck comes your way. Your carefree attitude can attract some unexpected help to keep you going and to make things interesting if not fun. Uncertainty can be inspiring in its own way.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 29, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 29, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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January is named for the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depecited with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future.

January Events

Jan. 1 Happy New Year! Welcome 2021

Jan. 1 Ellis Island Day

Jan. 3 J.R.R. Tolkien Day

Jan. 5 Twelfth Night

Jan. 12/13 New Moon 9:00 pm PST/ 10:00 pm MST/ 12:00 am EST

Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 19 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan. 20 Inauguration Day USA

Jan. 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan. 27 Holocaust Memorial Day

Jan. 28 Full “Wolf” Moon 11:16 am PST/ 12:16 pm MST/ 2:16 pm .m. EST

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20


Sabbat Series: IMBOLC! (Origins, Ritual Ideas, My Plans)

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Spiritual Unite: 9999 MEANING – THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE NUMBERS 9999

It’s a unique number with a sequence of 9, 99, 999, and 9999.[1]

It’s no surprise that you are reading this article because you have been searching for its meaning.

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ThoughtCo: Hold An Imbolc House Cleansing Ritual

No one really likes to clean, but we all know we feel better when our physical space is tidy. It’s one of life’s necessary chores. Start your spring off with a good thorough cleaning, and then follow that up with a spiritual cleansing.

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Spirituality & Health: a Guided Meditation For self Love

In this Valentine’s month, it’s very important to spend some time loving ourselves. Honoring the relationship with our own hearts goes a long way towards supporting our relationships with other people, whether or not we’re in a partnership. This simple meditation focuses our intention on loving all parts of ourselves no matter what.

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MBG: Our Numerology Forecast For 2021 Is In: What To Expect In The “5” Year

Whether or not you made New Year’s resolutions, most of us intuitively feel a profound energy shift whenever the calendar turns. In numerology, that transition is a big deal: It marks the passage into a new Universal Year.

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Daily Good: The Blue Hour: A Celebration of Nature’s Rarest Color

I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.

  • Thich Nhat Hanh –

The Blue Hour: A Celebration of Nature’s Rarest Color

“Blue, Rebecca Solnit wrote in one of humanity’s most beautiful reflections on our planets primary hue, is the color of solitude and of desire, the color of there seen from here the color of longing for the distances you never arrive in, for the blue world, a world of many blues a pioneering 19th-century nomenclature of colors listed eleven kinds of blue, in hues as varied as the color of the flax-flower and the throat of the blue titmouse and the stamina of a certain species of anemone. Darwin took this guide with him on The Beagle in order to better describe what he saw. We name in order to see better and apprehend only what we know how to name, how to think about.” Maria Popova shares more in this lovely exploration of ‘The Blue Hour’, a book by French author, illustrator Isabelle Simler. { read more }

Be The Change

What does the color blue evoke for you? Try and be aware of the places this shade shows up in your life today. What do you notice that you perhaps might have missed before?

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Today’s DIY: Imbolc Watercolor Greeting Card – Magical Crafting, Witchcraft, Celebrate Imbolc, Wheel of the Year

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Elephant Journal: “Desiderata”—a Poem that Reminds us it’s Still a Beautiful World.

My favourite poem is the famous “Desiderata” (Latin for things desired), written by Max Ehrmann in 1927.

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Treehugger: 9 Striking Skunk Facts

Skunks usually need no introduction. And in the rare cases when they do, they have a knack for making a strong first impression.

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EarthSky News: A winding river of stars called Eridanus

Tonight, you’ll need a very dark sky in order to see Eridanus the River. You won’t see this one from the city, or even the suburbs. Eridanus the River begins near the star Rigel in the constellation Orion the Hunter – and wells up in a great loop before ambling back down toward the southern horizon.

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Patheos-Pagan: Living a Charmed Life: Spell Books for Any Occasion

I was scrolling on Facebook the other day and came across a post asking for recommendations for Spell Books. My mind went racing back to my witchling days

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Pagan Playlist: Stolen Child – Loreena McKennitt With Lyrics

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Inner Journey: STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

“The burden is equal to the horse’s strength.”
— The Talmud

What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?

If you make a list of the two and study them, you may discover they match.

Life needs us to bring our strengths to the world. To encourage us to do so, we have weaknesses that give rise to problems that require us to call on our strengths to solve them. Ingenious, don’t you think?

“Our weaknesses are divine gifts that when embraced will enable us to make our purposeful contribution to the whole, which is why we incarnated in the first place.”
— Andrew Schneider

“We acquire the strength we have overcome.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Young souls lean on science..

Mature souls lean on faith.

And old souls, Cat, prefer long walks and short talks; whistling to hip-hop, country, or rock; and on occasion, tree spotting.

There! On the horizon! Oak!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Shari’s Shredded Chicken Enchiladas

These shredded chicken enchiladas are a family favorite and easy to prepare.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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
January 29, 2021

Challenge
“The fruit that can fall without shaking,
Indeed is too mellow for me.”

-Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, 1803


There are a lot of analogies along these lines. “Go out on a limb, that’s where the fruit is!” The fruit that falls is ready and ripe – but it is ready and ripe before it falls. Sometimes a little shake is just what it needs to get it where it needs to be! Otherwise it might rot on the vine. As people, we get a little bit comfortable where we are, we’re happy to “hang around,” maybe longer than we should. Sometimes a challenge, a little shake-up, gets us goin

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

This is one of those days when everything is up in the air and you doubt that you could do much even if you tried. Nonetheless, things can go well when some unexpected good luck comes your way. Your carefree attitude can attract some unexpected help to keep you going and to make things interesting if not fun. Uncertainty can be inspiring in its own way.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Building Ourselves Up: Cat’s Angel Message for January 4, 2021

Building Ourselves Up: Cat’s Angel Message for January 4, 2021

 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.

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How you speak to yourself is just as important as how you speak to others. It is through building ourselves up that we are able to find inner peace and self-love. ~Cat

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14: Have you ever had a day where you just felt alone, even though you are surrounded by friends or family? If today is one of those days just remember that you are never alone. We are always surrounded by loving energies that are happy to help us and want what’s best for us. Today the Angels are sending us a gentle reminder that they are always available to help us or offer guidance. Meditation, affirmations or visualizations can help us to feel the divine love. Focus on something that brings you joy or start a new project that gets your creative energy flowing. Remember that the key lies in your powers of loving and positive thought, self love and the willingness to embrace the divine assistance being sent to you!

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 Sanat Kumara teaches us that we have an unlimited supply of personal power and helps us find the energy we need to keep going and rise above negative experiences and thought patterns. This gives us the skills we need to strengthen our personal boundaries so that we can be and stay strong in situations where we need to be.

The Welsh goddess Cordelia is a deity of nature and technically Spring is her season. However, she has shown up today to remind us that every season has it’s own unique beauty and healing energy. Embrace joy today to help you to escape stress and let go. “Healing can be found in nature. Allow the beauty that surrounds you to renew your spirit and fill your soul with pure joy.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Aventurine teaches us how to give and receive gracefully. Both are necessary for healthy relationships with self and others and it allows the Universe to care for you. Aventurine also helps to dispel the anger and irritation that sometimes arise when we are stuck in the “what I lack” mind loop. This stone is also associated with Archangel Jophiel.

Orange Calcite helps us to embrace our own power and the abilities we possess while eliminating self-defeating thinking. It also helps to balance the emotions and calm our fears so that we can work through problems and temporary setbacks so we may reach our full potential.

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.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

I invite you to share my work as long as no changes are made and to check out my websites:

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 8, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 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.

Stay healthy, Stay safe!

Blessings, Cat

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December’s Events

Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor Day

Dec, 10 Hanukkah

Dec. 14 New Moon at 8:16 am PST/ 9:16 am MST/ 11:16 am EST

Dec,15 National Cat Herders Day

Dec. 20 Ugly Sweater Day

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice/Winter Begins

Dec. 21 Moon 1st Qtr 3:41pm PST/ 4:41 pm MST/ 6:41 pm EST

Dec. 23 Festivus

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve

Dec. 24 Celtic Tree month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 26 Kwanzaa

Dec. 29 Full Moon at 7:28 pm PST/ 8:28 pm MST/ 10:28 pm EST

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

Dec. 31 Hogmanay

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Spirit Library: Beyond the Ego & Into the Soul (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This has been a long year of introspection and self-reflection. Global events and the incoming cosmic energy have offered us the opportunity of going within and reconnecting with our inner most self, our soul. For many this has been a long dark night of the soul as we faced all that has been hidden and suppressed.

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Herbal Jedi: Stranger Plants of the Forest Floor

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ThoughtCo: The Greek Goddess Hecate

Hecate (sometimes spelled Hekate) was a pre-Olympian Greek goddess—she may have had Thracian origins—and ruled over the realms of earth and fertility rituals. As a goddess of childbirth, she was often invoked for rites of puberty, and in some cases watched over maidens who were beginning to menstruate.

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Patheos / New Visions: Thankful in a Tough Time

How are you doing? Really doing? How are you handling the new pause? Are you spending your time complaining and wishing for a better day, or are you staying in the present and treating it as a present?

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MBG: How To Use Tonight’s 3rd Quarter Moon To Start Wrapping Up 2020

When we think about moon rituals, we might think they’re reserved for new and full moons. But the truth is, we can work with the moon’s energy no matter what phase it’s in. There’s a third quarter moon coming up, which is when the last half of the full moon remains in shadow, waning on its way to new

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The Herbal Muse Press: Pine Needle Medicine

Herbal Spotlight: Pine Needles
(Pinus spp.)
Family: Pinaceae

Many herbalists focus on the use of white pine (Pinus strobus), which is abundant throughout the eastern United States and is easily identified by its unique five-needle clusters. But all pines can be used interchangeably in herbalism, so don’t hesitate to work with the species of Pinus found in your bioregion!

Not only is pine a quintessential winter fragrance, but it is also a beneficial herbal ally. Pine needles and bark are harvested and used fresh or dried for use in teas, tinctures, or infused oils. Pine’s warming energetics, its antimicrobial and expectorant actions, and vitamin C content make it a natural ally for respiratory support during cold and flu season.

Drinking a decoction of the bark and needles can help move respiratory congestion and ease a wet cough, and the decoction can also be used as a pleasant facial steam for the same purposes.

.herbalmusings.com

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Today’s DIY: Book of Shadows Art – Yule Incense & Oil Recipe – Winter Solstice – Magical Crafting – Witchcraft

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Elephant Journal: 22 Gentle Reminders to Inspire Self-Love.

Alex Elle is an amazing soul, mother, author, and wellness consultant.
I found her through my best friend, who is constantly reposting her uplifting Instagram quotes, which encourage people to lean into their healing, embrace their rocky transformations, love who they are, and accept themselves in totality.

Read more….

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Treehugger: How Many Trees Are There in the World?

A new study takes a count of our arboreal cohabitants, and the number is astounding.

There’s an old saying that there are more stars in the sky than there are grains of sand on the earth. Both have such magnificent numbers that it’s really hard to even fathom

Read more…

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EarthSky News: See a celestial Chariot in December

Tonight, or any one of these long December nights, you can find the constellation Auriga the Charioteer. The Heavenly Chariot – with its brilliant yellow star Capella – starts the journey in the northeast at early evening, flies overhead around midnight and finishes up in the northwest at dawn.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Yule Candle Spell

The month of December offers us an embarrassment of riches when it comes to celebrating. We’ve got the holy day of Saint Lucia, Saturnalia, Winter Solstice, Yule, Kwanzaa, Chanukah, and Christmas, just to name a few.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt – Bonny Portmore

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Inner Journey: THE POWER OF SILENCE

“Growth takes place in a person by working at a deep inner level in a sustained atmosphere of silence.”
— Dr. Ira Progoff

How can we hear our wise voice of intuition if we are always thinking, talking and distracted by outer events?

If we take time daily to experience physical stillness and to direct our attention inside, we can begin to find the peace, love, will and wisdom that exist as our essence.

“Only when one is connected to one’s own core is one connected to others… And, for me, the core, the inner spring, can best be refound through solitude.”
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“In the sweet territory of silence we touch the mystery. It’s the place of reflection and contemplation, and it’s the place where we can connect with the deep knowing, to the deep wisdom way.”
— Angeles Arrien

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If at first you don’t succeed, it only means you’re getting closer, cooler, hotter, better, “badder,” and more awesome.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Quick and Easy Yorkshire Pudding

A great, quick and easy recipe for Yorkshire pudding. Everybody loves ’em!

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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
December 8, 2020

Morning


“The moment when first you wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesn’t, matters not one jot. The possibility is always there.”

-Monica Baldwin, 1950


There is always some uncertainty to the day. Will it rain? Will it be sunny? And we don’t know what surprises may come our way, big or small! But how fun to be able to participate in the process, to watch things as they unfold and to make choices and contribute.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

You may be dwelling on your weakness or discomfort, and those things may be real enough, but take heart and know that these things are also temporary and are not going to last much longer. You underestimate or overlook your great powers of recovery and self-healing. You have too much love of life to be kept down for long. Give yourself a break and relax a bit.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 6, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 6, 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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A touch of cold in the Autumn night-
I walked abroad,
And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge
Like a red-faced farmer.
I did not stop to speak, but nodded,
And round about were the wistful stars
With white faces like town children.
-T.E. Hulme (1883-1917)

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October Events:

Oct 1: Full Blood Moon at 2:05 pm PST/ 3:05 pm MST/ 5:05 pm EST

Oct 9: Moon 3rd Qtr 5:39 pm PST/ /6:39 pm MST/ 8:39 pm EST

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day

Oct 16: Super New Moon at 12:31 pm PST/ 1:31 pm MST/ 3:31 pm EST

Oct 23: Moon 1st Qtr. 6:22 am PST/ 7:22 am MST/ 9:22 am EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Make Time To Turn Inward (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Over and above the incredible challenges we face we are on an incredible journey which offers us the opportunity to be a part of a new world with a new reality. A new world where the need for control and dominance is released.

Read more…..

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Herbal Jedi: Scotch Broom – Friend or Foe

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ThoughtCo: Diana, Roman Goddess of the Hunt

Many Pagans honor the goddess Diana (pronounced di-ANN-ah) in her various aspects. Particularly in feminist and NeoWiccan traditions, Diana holds a place in the heart of a number of modern magical practitioners. Her name is believed to come from an early Indo-European word, dyew or deyew,

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MBG: Our Horoscope Called & Apparently Some Secrets Are Coming To The Surface On Friday

This week, the AstroTwins say we’re in for a collective surprise on Friday. Here’s how to prep.

Something’s simmering below the surface—and this Friday, October 9, it could erupt.

Read more…..

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The Green Witch: 5 signs you are a Green Witch for the Wondering Witch || What kind of Witch are You?

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Today’s DIY: The Gratitude Wreath

Bring a little bit of autumn indoors. Family and friends help create this wreath by sharing what they are thankful for on brightly colored leaves. Every member of the family can contribute to this beautiful wreath. This is a great, concrete, visual way to put meaning back in the holidays for children.

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Elephant Journal: On Self-love, Healing & Loving our Shadow—it’s Beautiful, Complicated, Messy & Divine.

For the first time in my life I am living.
I am living for me.

Getting to this point took 31 years.

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Treehugger: How to Track Migratory Birds Near You
These websites can help you figure out which migratory birds will be coming through your area.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Mars closest to Earth October 6

Remember the historically close approach of Mars in 2003? At that time, Mars was closer than it had been in some 60,000 years. Mars was only slightly farther, but still very close, in 2018. On October 6, 2020, at 14 hours UTC, Mars is closest for this two-year period, only a bit farther away than in 2003 or 2018.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: When Your Magical Intentions Are Challenged, Step Up

Me: sends intentions out into the world

World: smirks “Did you really mean that? Yeh? Then prove it.”

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Karliene – Gentleman Jack

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Inner Journey: PRACTICE DETACHMENT

As our consciousness rises, our perspective becomes more and more impersonal. What does this mean?

It means we are increasingly able to view our lives and the rest of the world with detachment. This does not mean we are cold and uncaring. Rather, we are self- contained. We have well-defined boundaries and we are able to think and act objectively, clearlyand responsibly.

When we have learned detachment, we do not get hooked into the thoughts and feelings of others. We are not easily upset or manipulated. We may feel compassion for others but this does not cloud our ability to choose how we think, feel and behave. We alsodo not need others to behave in any particular way.

“Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behaviorand call ourselves objective.”
— Stephen Covey

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

When you move, I move. When you reach, I reach. And when you go the extra mile, I clear the way. But not a moment sooner.

Which is why before you move, reach, and go, things sometimes look so scary.

Just like that,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Apple Cider Beef Stew

Cubed stew beef combines with apples and apple cider to create a simple and sweet meal for the whole family to enjoy! Serve with a hearty, crusty bread.

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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
October 6, 2020

Poetry
“Poetry begins when we look from the center outward.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


Poetry is personal. Whether or not we write the poem ourselves, a poem becomes “ours” by the effect that is has on us. We take it to heart, and bring it forward into our lives. Lyrics to a song work the same way. We remember them, and carry them around with us. The meaning can change from person to person depending upon the interpretation.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

The biggest danger you face today is being aloof and thus fail to see an approaching problem. This can cost you the chance to intercept the difficulty and minimize it, if not avoid it all together. Pay attention without getting paranoid, and take nothing and no one for granted. Danger may not lurk within every single shadow, but a small misstep can sometimes cause problems that are way out of proportion to the cause.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 24, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 24, 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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Where long the shadows of the wind had rolled,
Green wheat was yielding to the change assigned;
And as by some vast magic undivined
The world was turning slowly into gold.​

–Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869​–1935)

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September’s Events:

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: Trust in the Unknown (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This is a year of cleaning up and clearing out as we shift timelines and cross dimensions to weave a new reality into existence. A reality that unites all aspects of our being and enables us to truly feel and experience life from the centre point of our soul. As a result, every aspect of who we are is being fully activated.

Read more…..

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Black Salt for Hexing and Protection | Yeyeo Botanica

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ThoughtCo: How to Hug a Tree

Certainly, you have heard the phrase Hug a Tree before, but have you ever taken a moment out of your day to actually do this? Although some trees, like people, are more huggable than others, they all need a hug now and again.

Read more…..

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MBG: I Tried To Breathe My Way To More Self-Love—Here’s How It Went

Who couldn’t use some more self-love, right? The way we relate to ourselves and trust our own intuition affects virtually every area of our life. As such, finding new and powerful ways to flex your own self-love is so important.

Read more……

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Today’s DIY: Let’s make JOSS INCENSE!!!

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Elephant Journal: Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto & Mars go Direct: This is our Return to Forward Motion. {September 12th to November 13th}

If life has felt stuck this summer, take heart because things are beginning to shift.
In late April/early May, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all stationed retrograde in Capricorn. Pluto was the first to station on April 25th, and will be the last to return to forward motion on October 4th.

Read more……

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Treehugger: 15 of the Most Remarkable Trees in the United States

From the world’s largest to ones that were here long before the Mayflower, these noble trees are nothing less than U.S. national treasures. While they aren’t celebrated as much as they should be, few things are as iconic as a country’s trees.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Mercury in the west after sunset

Starting on September 26, 2020, Mercury – the innermost planet – swings out to an elongation of over 25 degrees east of the sun, placing Mercury in the western sky after sunset. Moreover, Mercury remains at better than 25 degrees east of the sun until October 7, 2020. On October 1, 2020 – on the same date as the full moon – Mercury sweeps to its greatest elongation of 25.8 degrees east of the sun.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Beyond Magical Names – Many Names for Many Reasons

From craft names to deadnames, nicknames to married names, usernames to aliases, there are innumerable reasons that most people have multiple names they currently use or have previously used to identify themselves. Despite what bureaucratic systems would have us believe, names, even magical names, are mutable and can change over time as our circumstances change and we, ourselves, change.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Karliene – Jenny of Oldstones

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Inner Journey: FEEL YOUR EMOTIONS

“The key is to not resist or rebel against emotions or to try to get around them by devising all sorts of tricks; but to accept them directly, as they are.”
— Takahisa Kora

Emotions are energy in motion. They bring us information if we are willing to experience them. Unfortunately, many of us are afraid of the energy of emotions and so we automatically resist them. And when we refuse to experience our emotions, we block themup. They become trapped and that entrapment drains our energy and brings continuing discomfort.

Don’t let emotions push you into action or reaction. Just STOP and PAY ATTENTION. Allow them to be and to speak to you. Oncem they are acknowledged, their energy is released.

“Instead of resisting any emotion, the best way to dispel it is to enter it fully, embrace it and see through your resistance.”
— Deepak Chopra

“We have to become more conscious of our feeling-world. By learning to identify the ‘emotional baggage’ and manage our feeling-world reactions, we can view life based on current information instead of being held captiveby our past.”
— Doc Childre

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Have I ever told you about, “The Law of Relevance”?

It goes like this, “No matter how scared, or tired, or ill you are; no matter how lost, or confused, or desperate you become; no matter how lonely, depressed, or cranky you feel… if you just do what you can, with what you have, from right where you are, IT WILL ALWAYS BE ENOUGH.”

Pretty good odds, huh?

Your legal beagle,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Crunchy Pecan-Toffee Cookies

“Are you ready for some crunchy, buttery, pecan cookies with bits of chocolate-covered toffee bits? Who wouldn’t be? They’re easy to make and easy to eat! Keep cookies stored loosely covered with plastic wrap or in a cookie jar with a loose-fitting lid. An airtight storage container may soften your crunchy cookies.”

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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

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Daily Wisdom
September 24, 2020

Light
“The eye’s light is a noble gift of heaven! All beings live from light; each fair created thing, the very plants, turn with a joyful transport to the light.”

-Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805)


Light is life, and it is life-giving. Light is eternal, and ever present. Darkness is merely the absence of light. We reach for the light. It represents goodness, and power. In cartoons when someone has an idea we see a lightbulb over their head – the light has gone on! When someone is smart we say they are “brilliant.”

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Devil

Some days you just want to be self-indulgent, and today is one of those days. Put those feelings on the back burner while at work or out in public. After the serious part of the day is over, the danger actually increases for you. Don’t overindulge and make yourself sick or regretful. Sometimes too much of a good thing is too much, and you want to start tomorrow feeling good

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 24, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 24, 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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August Events & Holidays

Aug 18 New Moon 7:41 pm PST/ 8:41 pm MST/ 10:41 pm EST

Aug 19 Moon enters Virgo

Aug 21 Moon enters Libra

Aug 23 Sun enters Virgo / Moon enters Scorpio

Aug 25 1st Qtr Moon 10:57 am PST/ 11:57 am MST/ 1:57 am EST

Aug 27 Moon enters Capricorn

Aug 30 Moon enters Aquarius

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Spirit Library: Inflow & Outflow (a message from Kate Spreckley)

With the rise of a new reality a very necessary transformation is taking place in our human structure. A new awareness is awakening and will realign all of humanity with the universal principles of balance.

Read more……

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Herbal Jedi: The Healing Powers of Goldenrod

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ThoughtCo: How to Do a Candle Wax Reading

A candle wax reading is similar to reading tea leaves, but instead of reading symbols and messages formed by wet tea leaves inside your teacup, it’s the candle drippings formed in water that we interpret.

Read more…..

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MBG: The AstroTwins Break Down The 3 Most Important Points Of This Week’s Horoscope

This week brings important lessons about examining your principles, standing your ground, and reframing difficult moments as learning opportunities. Here’s your horoscope.

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Daily Good: The Waters of Heterodoxy

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It’s always our self we find in the sea.

  • e.e. cummings –

The Waters of Heterodoxy

“In The Fourth Phase of Water, Gerald Pollack [an award-winning and highly acclaimed professor) offers an elegant new theory of water chemistry that has profound implications not only for chemistry and biology, but for the metaphoric foundation of our understanding of reality and our treatment of nature.[…] The Fourth Phase of Water contributes to a much larger paradigm shift that is proceeding across all the sciences, and indeed to a transition in the defining mythology of our civilization. In science alone, the implications of his findings, if verified, are profound, especially in areas like cell biology, plant physiology, chemical signaling, and of course medicine. Beyond that, they erode the story that we live in a dead universe of generic substances, that we, the sole intelligence of that universe, are therefore its rightful lords and masters. Pollack is part of the evolution of science toward a more shamanic worldview that understands that all things possess some kind of beingness.” Charles Eisenstein shares more in this essay

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Today’s DIY: Watermelon Face Toner

Cleanse the skin and shrink appearance of pores with a refreshing watermelon face toner. It also smells AMAZING!

Read more……

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Elephant Journal: Do You Actually Love Yourself—or Are You Just Pretending?

Do you love yourself?
If you had asked me that question even 10 years ago, I would have unequivocally said, “No.”

It was that simple. I didn’t.

Read more……

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Treehugger: 10 Scary Animals That Are (Mostly) Harmless

The animal world is full of predators and nightmarish creepy-crawlies, but there are a few frightening-looking creatures that don’t deserve such a fearsome reputation. Some of these animals look scary based on their massive size, while others have sharp teeth or fangs.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Sagittarius? Here’s your constellation

f you’re outside on an August or September evening, you can glimpse the zodiacal constellation Sagittarius the Archer. From our northerly latitudes, it never climbs high in the sky. Yet Sagittarius marks the direction in our sky to one of the most wondrous places we can imagine: the center of our own Milky Way galaxy. And the constellation is fairly easy to spot, because its brightest stars form a distinctive shape of a Teapot. Follow the links below to learn how to see Sagittarius, and about the lore and science of this constellation.

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Patheos-Pagan: Green Earth Witchcraft: Who Is The Earth Deity?

In July, I wrote about my path that I’m calling Green Earth Witchcraft. A nature-based tradition that honors the Earth Deity (who is also known as the Earth Mother in my personal practice).

Since writing that post, many people have expressed an interest in learning more.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: We Will Go Home (Song of Exile) – King Arthur

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Inner Journey: LEVELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.”
— William James

Here is one perspective on levels of consciousness and some descriptive words to help us identify the differences:
• Not conscious – instinctual, follower
• Subconscious – habitual, robotic, reactive
• Conscious – aware, intelligent, conceptual, reflective
• Superconscious – intuitive, guiding, truthful, loving, universal

Reflect on how you typically move through your day. As we use our minds more consciously, we open up to the superconsciousness.

“Utilizing your conscious mind to direct the subconscious mind to enter into communication and harmony with the universal mind is the secret of personal power.”
— Delfin Knowledge System

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Remember you once told me that if ever all of the circumstances in your life were aligned “just so,” your soon-to-be friends were in all the right places at all the right times, and the financial markets, social climate, and global energies had all reached optimal points… you wanted to be gently nudged as a subtle sign that it was time to start doing new things, saying new things, and visualizing so that you might catch these gargantuan waves of change and surf to dazzling new heights?

NOW’S THE TIME! TODAY’S THE DAY!! GO! GO! GO!

Hang ten

The Universe
tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 14 Best Savory Main Dish Recipes Starring Sweet Peaches & Plums

Mmm, the sweet surprise of fruit complementing tender, savory meat. These meaty recipes marry sweet plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots with savory pork and chicken. Together, they’re a stone-fruit groove.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water

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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
August 24, 2020

Cause and Effect
“What is found in the effect was already in the cause.”

-Henri Bergson (1859-1941)
We’ve heard it before – we reap what we sow. What we sow (cause) is what we reap (effect). Our energy generates something that comes back to us. Our efforts, or actions, cause things to happen, so we need to be mindful of what we say and do. And really, the effect becomes another cause, which produces another effect! It’s easy to use the analogy of gardening: we plant a tomato seed, which grows tomatoes, which produce tomato seeds. What is found in the tomato was already in the seed, and vice versa. The seed holds the potential for the tomato. We can apply the same knowledge to our lives, and create for ourselves the love and joy that we want to experience just by sowing the seeds for that

-Lissa Coffey
coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Clear up a misunderstanding and free up some time and space to begin something you’ve been wanting to do but felt beyond your means. You might also come to an understanding with someone who has been an obstacle for you, whether because of pride, some power struggle, or other kind of competition or misconstrued sense of prestige or self-importance. Today, you are the equal of anyone. Be gracious

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/